Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

5 Reasons Why Melissa Menzer’s Bejeweled Bird Workshop and Open Studio Session is a MUST Do!

February 6th, 2018
1. Melissa Menzer!

This wacky artist is as generous as she is talented. You’ll see how her crazy brain works and leave with a smile on your face!

2. A Treasure Trove of Materials

Melissa visits Jeanine Taylor Folk Art armed with oodles of antique gears, pen nibs, fasteners, and much more! All attendees have access to Melissa’s arsenal that took a lifetime to assemble.

3.  One on One Instruction

Having a max capacity for 14 people per workshop creates the opportunity for attendees to interact and gain knowledge directly from the artist. Melissa is here for each participant and ready to answer any questions and pass on valuable tricks of the trade.

4. An Hour of Play…

An hour lunchbreak in the middle of the day allows participants a chance to stroll beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford to find lunch at one of the award winning local restaurants.

5. Open Studio!

For those repeat Bird Bejewelers who have participated in past workshops, we have a treat for you: OPEN STUDIO! For the first time ever, Melissa will be your private coach. What project will you make?

***Seating is extremely limited! RSVP ahead of time by phone, in person, or***

A Welcome Visit From Sarah Rakes

March 9th, 2017

JTFA was greeted Friday morning by a visitor riding the southbound wind to warmer weather, Miss Sarah Rakes! After welcoming Sarah and her 17 new works of fiery vibrant art, she and Jeanine Taylor “stopped to smell the roses” and catch up with each other.

After taking a break from painting following the death of husband Mike Esslinger, Sarah has new visions and an unchained spirit. Her latest batch of art is exuberant with her signature mysticism. 

Celebrating in Retro Style

November 12th, 2016

We are all decked out for our holiday kick-off in our minty green shirtwaist dresses, sewn by Jeanine! Our inspiration is the gorgeous and elegant retro-themed tree with handpainted ornaments in hues of mint green, flame red, and muted champagne. It's a knock out tree and the gallery is looking merry and bright in every corner. Hope you can stop by for some holiday cheer. We'll have a plate of cookies out every weekend from now til year's end. 

ReMastered 3.0

November 5th, 2016

The circus has arrived! That's what it feels like when Trent Manning unpacks his trailer full of a provocative menagerie of clowns, misfits, and drifters. This is the third year that we have hosted a pop-up show for Trent in November as we kick off the flurry of holidays. 

This year, Trent has added painting back into his bag of tricks. He credits his 7 year old daughter Harlow with inspiring him to dabble in paint again. Using found objects as stencils, he frames his subjects with familiar patterns. 

Meet Trent on Nov. 19 during Sanford Art Walk from 6-9pm. The show will be in our main gallery through November 20. 

Photo at right is opening night, with Howard Marks, Jeanine, and Trent. 

As Spirits in Sanford Approaches, Halloween Takes Over the Gallery!

September 30th, 2016

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 8th year of our Halloween art show, Spirits in Sanford! The fun kicks off Friday, September 30th with a Champagne Preview Party by advanced reservation. This intimate gathering of artists and collectors will be fully decked out with all things Halloween, hors d'oeuvres, and bubbly! Tickets to Friday's event is $20 per person and includes free entry to Saturday's festivities.

If Champagne isn't your thing, don't fret! We open the show to the public on Saturday 9am-3pm. Admission is $5 per person. With 13 artists coming from all over the country, Saturday's event is sure to have you feeling spooktacular and endlessly inspired. 

For more information call the gallery 407-323-2774.