Schedule of Events

Central Florida Collects Contemporary Southern Folk Art

Jan 17th - Jan 31st, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12-5pm

Opening Reception, January 17, from 6 to 8pm with a gallery talk by Jeanine at 7pm.

Jeanine says, "Being in this business for 18 years has given me the privilege to place many important pieces of contemporary Southern folk art in the homes of a wonderful group of area collectors and art patrons. I wanted to share their sincere appreciation of this regional art and their foresight in collecting a genre of art regardless of mainstream tastes." This show will feature a well curated selection of our collectors' favorite pieces.

Southern Makers Series

Jan 24th, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Indulge your senses in this inaugural celebration of Southern culture. Guest artists, foodies, and musicians will fill the bill for this informative symposium taking place in our spacious gallery in Historic Downtown Sanford. Three 90 minute sessions will highlight different components of Southern heritage.

Taste & Talk, Celebrating Southern Food. Give your tastebuds something to smile about with cookbook authors and local foodies Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson. Their book, Good Catch, features recipes and stories of local lore that highlight Florida seafood and off the beaten path fish eateries. 10:00am - 11:30am.

Made by Hand, Preserving Traditional Arts. Discover the value of how to make things the old fashioned way. Georgia wood carver Roy Minshew will share his expertise and homespun wisdom. Learn how Roy coaxes amiable animals from raw wood and tree limbs. 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

Pass it On, Saving our Stories. Pull up a chair and lend your ear. Hear stories of the Sanford blues scene from days gone by. We're sharing neighborhood stories worth saving. We might even having you dancing in the aisles with musical guests Maurice Fields II, Maurice Fields III, and Herb Ransburg, the current president of the Orange Blossom Blues Society. 3:30pm - 5:00pm.

$10 per session or $25 for a Triple Pass to attend all three sessions.

Call the gallery to reserve tickets in advance. 407-323-2774.

Workshop with Melissa Menzer: Bejeweled Birds + Lunch on Linen and Lace

Jan 31st, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm
Pink Bird by Melissa Menzer

Create a beautiful bird with your own personal mementos. Folk artist Melissa Menzer will share her sculpting techniques and access to her stash of vintage goodies. Each participant will receive gold or silver clay; a glass base; antique German glass eyes; and a delightful lunch served on antique linens and lace.

Minimum sculpting experience is helpful, but not required. Bring your imagination!

Fees: $150 includes all materials plus lunch. Call the gallery to reserve your space, 407-323-2774. 

The Colors of Love

Feb 7th - Mar 1st, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12-5pm
Spread the Love

Love is in the air! Join us as we welcome Theresa Disney for her annual winter visit and the debut of her 2015 collection. Colors will pop and you're sure to feel a smile spread across your face.

Meet Theresa in the gallery at the opening reception, Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10am to 4pm.

Mixed Media Workshop with Christine Peloquin

Feb 14th - Feb 15th, 2015

Location: 211 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL
Time: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 12-5pm
Chris Peloquin

Learn the joys and secrets of combining mixed media fabric and paper collage with drawing and painting. You'll learn from professional artist Christine Peloquin who loves to encourage artists of all levels to work with what they have.

The two day workshop will meet from 12 to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the gallery. You will be provided a materials list once you have registered.

Christine will help students explore new mixed media techniques, entertain the idea of re-purposing prior work, and excavate each student's authentic voice in their artwork.

Call the gallery to register. $165 per person.