The Months Ahead . . .
We are feeling a little freer when it comes to cementing our show schedule and want to share our calendar through the end of 2022. On view now through the end of summer is a collection of works by our dear Ruby C. Williams. She is 92 and I recently visited her in Plant City. Family members are caring for her and she was in good spirits. Sadly, she isn’t able to paint, but she can still rattle off a quick sermon. We have included much of Ruby’s press over the years in the exhibit and I hope you can find a piece that speaks to you.
My gallery will be closed mid July (dates to be determined). This is a perfect time to go on a buying trip and restock the gallery for the fall & holiday season.
Finally, I received a magnificent honor - I was asked to judge the 51st Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Alabama. I remember attending this festival for so many years and seeing Jimmy Lee Sudduth sitting under a tree encircled by his “sweet mud” paintings. Sweet memories! The honor continues as I will be judging alongside award winning journalist, Columbia University professor and New York Times contributor, Claudia Dreifus.
Take a moment to preview our year ahead as we've outlined our upcoming events below and don't forget to mark your calendars!
Schools out and class is in session here at the gallery! There is still time to sign up for our June art camps for elementary and middle grade students happening in a few weeks. To get more information or to sign up online, click the links below:
Don't worry adults, we didn't forget about you! Melissa Menzer's Memory Heirloom Workshop on June 25th has a few spots still available. Participants will leave this day-long class with a completed assemblage and a toolkit of skills to continue your creativity at home.
If you have questions or wish to sign up, give us a call! 407-323-2774
Mark your calendars!
Opening Reception: 8/20, 6-9pm
Show Run: 8/20 - 9/25/22
The deeply rich forests of the southern United States have long been the muse of many an artist, the central character of folklore and a wild restorative haven. Jeanine Taylor welcomes the art of John "Cornbread" Anderson, Josh Cote, Bethanne Hill, and Lonnie & Twyla Money for a group show exploring the magic of the south's hallowed land.
9/24, 11am - 4pm
The best of both worlds collide as Jeanine Taylor Folk Art and Magpies Modern General have joined forces to bring the public a festive event to kick of the Autumn season! Expect a return of favorites from Halloweens past, along with a few new tricks. The Sanford Museum will be on site fielding local history questions while guests are encouraged to indulge in seasonal treats!
Holiday Open House
11/5, 10am - 3pm
Join us for the unveiling of a floor-to-ceiling gallery transformation in the spirit of the holidays! After months of planning, 2022’s Holiday Open House is poised to be the best yet. Scandinavian inspired holiday decor will be featured alongside the bronze-toned Eric and Eloise collection. Keepsakes and hostess gifts abound among the festooned trees and tabletops.
Opening Reception: 11/12, 6-9pm
Show Run: 11/12 - 12/31/22
Back by popular demand, self-taught artist Trent Manning will bring his provocative menagerie to Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Manning is a self-described “disillusioned cynic with an odd sense of humor who still clings tightly to his inner child.” His sculptures are assembled from cast off materials and found objects that find new life in his hands. With a twist of irony, his child like figures suggest both whimsy and edginess.
Check out the latest arrivals from Buddy Snipes, Ruby C. Williams, Sam the Dot Man, Royal Robertson and more!