MEETINGS 2017 – 2018

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (September through May) at the
Orange Park Lions  Club
423 McIntosh Avenue
Orange Park, FL

(Behind the Winn Dixie Shopping Center off Highway 17)
TIME:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Arrive 30 minutes early.  A short business session is combined with some social time followed by an interesting art program demonstration, featured speakers on related topics, and other special events. All meetings are “free” and open to the public. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Visitors are  always welcome!

PROGRAMS / DEMONSTRATION: Every meeting includes a special program presented by established, professional artists. Below is a list of programs for 2017-2018.
                            * Artist will also give a workshop

September 5, 2017 ~ Art Critiques of AGOP Member’s Art by
Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts

After a short business meeting, we will have a Wine and Cheese Reception
followed by Critiques with Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts. 

You are invited to bring one piece of art for these professionals to critique.
Your 2017-2018 dues of $35 must be current. 

The preferred method for paying dues is with PayPal on our website.
Dues are payable at the meeting but please arrive early to pay.

Donna Grasso – Oil *  









Dee Roberts – Watercolor

October 3, 2017 ~ Kevin Floyd (photography) 

Portrait Retouching with Photoshop

Kevin is an award-winning portrait artist and a respected lecturer both in the community and within professional associations. Kevin holds the Master & Craftsman Degrees in photography, and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America. He is an active member of Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild, Florida Professional Photographers, and Professional Photographers of America. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.

He is an expert with Photoshop and for our meeting he will take us through several images from start to finish, using Photoshop, going from the initial image to a finely finished product.

November 7, 2017 ~ Ted Head  (Oil) *

Ted will demonstrate the painting of animal fur. He will also discuss composition, colors and choosing a subject to paint.

Ted’s oils and watercolors have been featured in American Artist magazine, SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, as well as other national publications. The winner of several Best of Show awards, Ted’s work seeks an emotional connection with the viewer, whether it be a watercolor of a Haitian child, an oil of a majestic Sumatran tiger, or a beloved family pet.
He will teach a workshop for AGOP on November 11.

December 5, 2017 ~ Christmas Party

Potluck dinner with members, family and friends at the Lion’s Club.    This is a fun, festive evening to kick off the holidays.

January 2, 2018 ~ Anna Miller (Acrylic) *


Anna is a Jacksonville artist and will do a demonstration on figurative and semi-abstract art.  She has studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture of Ukraine achieving Masters of Art in Painting.  Anna studied at Academy of Art University in San Francisco with MFA in Painting. She currently has a studio at cork and teaches at the University of North Florida. Anna will teach a workshop for AGOP on February 10.


Anna Miller –


February 6, 2018 ~ Gary Garrett (Acrylic)

Gary is a talented local artist who paints in many mediums. For our program he will paint a landscape in his loose, thick style. He was a commercial artist for over 40 years and a lead framer for Hobby Lobby.  Gary currently does framing for the North Florida Art Services and J. Gregory Fine Art. He is a member of the First Coast Plein Air Painters  of Jacksonville and his work is for sale at Trends Home Decor, Inc. and J. Gregory Fine Art.


March 6, 2018 ~ Gordon Meggison (Watercolor) *


Gordon will paint a Florida Theme with watercolors in which he will demonstrate techniques of wicking (wet into wet) and lost edges. His goal is to illustrate the power of watercolor to display the many effects of light on a landscape.

Gordon teaches watercolor classes at Reddi-Arts and AGOP is delighted that he will teach a workshop for us in April.


Gordon Meggison:




April 3, 2018 ~ Sophie Dare Dentiste  (Acrylic/Palette Knife)


Sophie will demonstrate the use of impasto palette knife techniques.

Sophie is a UGA (University of Georgia) trained designer and artist. She has a background as an artist, muralist, marketer and designer. In 2015 Sophie started her own online shop licensed through Art Trends and the Furniture Market. She is using her 20+ years of animals and garden scenery to explore pattern design and textiles. 


May 1, 2018   Installation of Officers ~ Scholarship Awards  
~ Art Swap/Sale

AGOP  2017 Scholarship Winner
Jasmin Mercado, who received a check for $2,000.

After the installation of our 2018-2019 officers, scholarship awards will be given to one or more Clay County High School Seniors. The final selection is made by our Scholarship Committee after viewing portfolios, transcripts, letters of recommendation, application forms and conducting interviews.

Following the scholarship presentations, we will have refreshments, followed by the Art Swap/Sale, a fun event where members bring their art wares/supplies to sell, trade or share. 

We have no meetings during the summer.
Our new 2018-2019 Season begins September 4th.
Please Join Us – Guests are Welcome.


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