Come join us. 5 JCAAA artists are members and exhibiting in this grand event! Come out and support!
The participating JCAAA artists are : Suzanne Pickett, Marsha Hatcher, Princess Rashid, Annelies Dykgraaf, and Solomon Dixon.
Date: December 1, 2006
Location: 31 W. Adams Street
Time: 5-8:30 pm
Refreshments will be served!
The City has begun occupation of the Edward Ball Building on the corner of Hogan and Adams Streets. To help them with their Open House on December 5th as well as decorate their public areas of the offices, the Department of Public Works has asked me to contact the artists that I know to see if anyone is interested in displaying their works in the offices. Other City offices will be filling in the building over the next year and a half, so the public traffic will grow rapidly.
The arrangement details would be made through the Public Works Department. You would be able to display some of your work for x number of months and have your contact information available should anyone be interested in purchasing.
If you are interested in consideration, you need to reply to me with your name, contact information and either attached pictures of your work or a website showing your work. From there, I will forward the information to the Public Works Department and they will contact you.
If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to let me know.
Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!
Downtown Promotions Assistant
Downtown Vision, Inc.
214 N. Hogan Street, Ste. 201
904.634.0303 ext. 230
Faith Ringgold shown here with Carol Alexander from The Ritz. Artist Faith Ringgold talked about her connection to Jacksonville, 50 years of her very unique art and read from several of her books (written and Illustrated by Faith) which she also signed if you were fortunate to get one. You can see most of Mrs. Ringgold's work on her web site.
photo by MHAT
Keith Doles, metal and wood sculpture“I create with a childlike, energetic spirit. I use geometric shapes and organic forms and merge them into work that feeds the mind with wonder, reflection and question.”
Doles is a Jacksonville, Florida native and a graduate of the University of North Florida. His range of work includes graphic design, painting and wood sculpture. He has taken an economical and environmental approach to creating art by using discarded wood and metal to produce abstract sculptures of the human form. It forces him to better understand the principles of design including balance, unity, value, color and texture.
Doles has exhibited in art galleries in St. Augustine, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida and Jacksonville. His work can be found in private collections and public institutions. www.keithdoles.com
FAITH RINGGOLD : MORE THAN 40 YEARS Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm. You’re invited to meet the artist! Join Faith Ringgold for a captivating presentation surveying her career from the 1960s to the present. Ringgold will share unique stories and imagery capturing politics, civil rights, humor, jazz and her southern roots.
By Angela WilliamsFirst Coast News JAX, FL -
Life, entertainment, and a bit of color. This is part of downtown's changing face, and now local artists have a chance to put a colorful touch on it.“Downtown will only be as great as the people in it and if we don’t build this thing here, we are actually hurting the vision of the city,” says Princess Rashid. Princess is one of several local artists working with Downtown Vision to showcase art in vacant buildings. It also gives her paintings a steady home. “Instead of hustling and slinging my work all over the place and having it up for only one night and then having to take it somewhere else the next day, I have a place it can stay a month,” says Rashid.
Downtown businesses also like what they see. Juan Gonzalez owns Hemming Plaza Jewelry. He's renting the empty building next to him so artists can use it as a gallery during the city's next art walk.“It’s helping the artists to expose their work and it’s helping the landlord because he wants to lease it and have people see what a great venue it is,” says Gonzalez. With several residential lofts already underway, the city says they see this new project as another way to promote life downtown as well as the people who help keep it alive. “We’re in Jacksonville and Jacksonville’s our city and that’s where we have to make our name,” says Rashid.
If you would like more information about this growing art scene, contact Downtown Vision at (904)-634-0303. To find out about gallery space through the Artists Cooperative Center, contact Princess Rashid at (904)-745-0956.
￼CALL TO ARTISTS
The Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission is now accepting applications from North Florida / South Georgia artists who are interested in working and displaying at the Jacksonville International Airport during the month of December.
Artists will create their artwork in a designated “Art Zone” at the JIA terminal. Artists will also be able to sell their artwork to holiday passengers.
Artists must commit to being at the airport for at least two 3 hours shifts. Times will preferably be during the day, but can be discussed. A stipend will be given for travel and food.
There are numerous benefits of this program:
Name exposure to over 16,000 passengers a day.
Opportunity to sell artwork.
Opportunity to create and participate in art dialogues.
Showcasing Jacksonville as a city where culture and the arts are vibrant and alive!
Please submit your resume, up to 10 digital images of work, and a letter of interest to Faith Jordan by November 20th. Images must represent the work you would undertake while at the airport. CDs will not be returned.
Any questions can be directed to Faith Jordan at the below contact information.
Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission
Mailing Address: PO Box 18018
Jacksonville, Fl. 32229
Fed Ex/UPS Address: 14201 Pecan Park Road
Jacksonville, Fl. 32218
Two JCAAA Artists: Annelies Dykgraaf & Princess Rashid, among others will exhibit. Opening night, artists will also work on unfinished pieces during the show! Mark your calendar!
This event will be catered by Chai House Tea Company & PRP Wines. Make sure you RSVP.
Address: 1838 Dewey Place, Jacksonville (San Marco), FL 32207.
RSVP with Jennifer Price at 502-9385.
Hope to see you there!!!