Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

Serving up Some Hospitality

May 1st, 2015

We love welcoming new visitors to the gallery along with our tried and true friends and collectors. This weekend, we are serving up some sweet tea to thirsty patrons of the St. Johns River Fesitval of the Arts, happening on the streets of Sanford on Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, May 3 from 10am to 5pm. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello...the gallery is just chock full of fabulous folk art.

Love is in the Air!

February 6th, 2015

The gallery is just swimming in love, sweet, love. Theresa Disney has been in residence for several weeks and has been giving her artistic muses something to be proud of. She has created over 50 pieces for her winter 2015 collection, The Colors of Love. There are romantic lovers, swooning Romeos, mischievous critters, and breathtaking bouquets. Check out her latest inspirations under The Current Show tab. We hope you can make it in for a visit.

Shown here is a custom built and decorated Art House, complete with animal art lovers. The show runs through March 1.

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

November 13th, 2014

The trees are decorated, the snow is falling in our front window display, and you're invited to come visit the merriest gallery in town. Join us Saturday, Nov. 15 for our seasonal holiday show that kicks off the shopping season. We've thoughtfully selected a collection of ornaments, decor, and gifts that are sure to please. Elegant glittered snowflakes, artistic felted wool scarves, cheery polka dotted birds, and a tree full of shiny baubles await you. We'll be serving homemade goodies from Aunt Ne Ne's pantry, made with locally sources preserves from Sunchowder Emporia. Stop by and get in the holiday mood, 10am - 4pm.

ReMASTERED with Trent Manning

October 16th, 2014

We are looking forward to hosting Trent Manning for a pop-up show November 7 - 9. The show falls on what is traditionally the Festival of the Masters weekend at Downtown Disney. Due to construction, the 2014 festival (and the House of Blues show) has been cancelled. So we're making lemonade out of lemons!

Trent is working like a mad man to create new work for the show and promises to deliver his trademark brand of humor, quirk, edginess, and child like wonder.

In choosing ReMastered as his theme, he is referencing the magic that happens when audio files are improved for listening pleasure. He thinks of his sculptures as the visual art version of re-mastering the old, discarded flotsam of our lives.

Be sure to join us for the Artist's Talk at 2pm on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Celebrating Six Years of Spirits in Sanford!

September 26th, 2014

In 2009, we launched our inaugural Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show with three talented artists. With the fervor of Halloween art enthusiasts and a fan base for original collectibles, we have grown the show in size and fun factor. This year, we are pleased to have 12 artists coming from all parts of Florida and several more from out of state. You like really like us!

Over the next week we will be transforming the gallery into a backdrop of spooky delight. Our Friday evening Champane Cocktail Preview Party is renowned. If you'd like to join in the fun, while getting the first look at all the creative goodies, please reserve your ticket by calling the gallery. The event is October 3 from 6 to 8pm. ($20 per person, including free entry to the show on Saturday)

On Saturday, October 4 we open the show to the public, $5 entry at the door, 10am - 4pm. You can expect a delightful variety of Halloween originals, from whimsical to wacky, and spooky to spectacular!