MEETINGS 2019 – 2020

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

TIME:  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

The meetings begin at 6:30 with social time which includes food and drinks followed by a short business session. The evening highlight begins at 7:30 and features a well known guest artist who demonstrates and discusses their art medium. Questions are encouraged. All meetings are “free” and open to the public. Visitors are  always welcome!

Below is a list of programs for 2019-2020
                            * Artist will also give a workshop

September 3, 2019 ~ Art Critiques of Member’s Art by
Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts

Critiques with Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts have become a tradition and an exciting way to start the year. You are invited to bring one piece of art for these professionals to discuss and offer their opinions and suggestions.
To be eligible for a critique, 2019-2020 dues of $35 must be paid.
The preferred method of payment is with PayPal on our website.
Dues are also payable at the meeting but please arrive early.


Whitey’s Fish Camp by Donna Grasso     Cypress in Mist by Dee Roberts

Summer Project
We are excited to see the paintings of the still life set ups at our May meeting.

Our members painted (any medium) over the summer and will bring their creations to the September 3rd Meeting. Members will vote for 3 winners and each will receive a $25 gift certificate. All entries will be displayed at the Town Hall for 3 months, September – November.

October 1, 2019 ~ Kathy Stark

Kathy Stark will do a power point presentation and talk about her project The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks which consists of her book and traveling art exhibit and in the process how she has become a parks ambassador.  She will bring samples of her art work and share tips on her painting process.   Kathy’s work has been collected both privately and corporately and has been shown in museums and galleries in Northeast Florida. Her website is and the Facebook project page is The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks.


November 5, 2019 ~ Princess Simpson Rashid (Acrylic & collage techniques)
Princess Rashid will demonstrate using acrylic paint and collage techniques from simple every day materials.  She will explore the relationship between color, perception and symbols.

Princess Simpson Rashid is an American abstract painter and printmaker. Her current body of work explores the relationship between color, perception and symbolism. She is a resident studio artist of the CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, FL.


December 3, 2019 ~ Holiday Party

We will celebrate the season with a potluck dinner with family and friends at The Orange Park Women’s Club. This is a festive evening filled with music, friends and fun to kick off the holidays.  


January 7, 2020 ~ Eileen Corse (Oil, palette knife demo) 

Eileen will give an alla prima, impasto oil demo using thick paint and palette knife.   Her paintings are alive and full of movement.  

Eileen Corse began following her passion for painting almost 20 years ago and has become very successful.  She is in galleries all over the country.   Her most recent series, Water, includes a grouping of paintings of people at the beach or pool. Corse has been featured in many of the Nation’s top art magazines including American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine and several Local publications as well.  


February 4, 2020 ~ Arlene Tabor (Watercolor demo)

Arlene is a talented local artist and a member of our Art Guild. She has been painting all her life and won many major awards.  She is accomplished in oils and watercolors.  Her paintings are rich, colorful and expressive.  Arlene will discuss her work and demo watercolor techniques and design. Check out her FB page for more photos of her work


March 3, 2020 ~ Sergei Orgunov (Oil landscape demo)

Sergei Orgunov is an award-winning artist born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1965.  He studied at an art college in Kiev, and earned his degree from a publishing college in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He worked as a professional freelance photographer. In 1992 he moved to United States and returned to painting. Sergei participated in numerous local, national, and international art exhibitions, competitions, and festivals. In addition to his paintings, Sergei has painted over 400 residential and commercial murals. His works of art have won numerous awards and have been published in various books, magazines, and newspapers, including American Art Collector, Florida Design Magazine, Arbus Magazine, and the Florida Times Union. Sergei’s work reflects his love and passion for nature, wildlife, and the beauty of the world.  


April 7, 2020 ~ Randy Pitts (Landscapes in Oil)  * This meeting is canceled.

Randy Pitts graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida with a concentration in drawing and printmaking.  Because of his career in the commercial arts, it wasn’t until 2001 that Randy became devoted to painting the landscape on location and the challenges of capturing the light, form and shape it provides. He has continued his education by attending numerous workshops, including Scott Christensen’s intensive ten-day workshop. Currently, Randy exhibits in many local and regional shows.


May 5, 2020   Installation of Officers ~ Scholarship Awards ~ Art Swap/Sale

2019  Scholarship Winner
Sara Boatright, received a check for $2,000.

After installation of our 2019 – 2020 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 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 Season begins Tuesday, September 3rd, 2020
Please Join Us – Guests are Welcome.


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