MEETINGS 2018 – 2019

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month (September through May – except for January 2019 we will meet on the 8th) at the
Orange Park Lions  Club
423 McIntosh Avenue
Orange Park, FL

(Behind the Winn Dixie Shopping Center off Highway 17)
TIME:  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Please note new start and ending times!

Meeting start and ending times and order of events have changed. This year we will be begin 30 minutes earlier 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 2018-2019
                            * Artist will also give a workshop

September 4, 2018 ~ Art Critiques of AGOP Member’s Art by
Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts

These critiques with Donna Grasso & Dee Roberts have become a tradition and a wonderful way to start the year. You are invited to bring one piece of art for these professionals to discuss and offer their opinions.

To be eligible for a critique, 2018-2019 dues of $35 must be paid. 

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

by Donna Grasso         

by Dee Roberts

October 2, 2018 ~ Mary Hubley *

Mary Hubley is a coastal landscape artist. She will demo a Florida landscape that focuses on light and shadow. She spent many years doing corporate art and book illustration, has won awards in international art shows, and sells her work through prominent Southern art galleries. Mary regularly gives painting classes and workshops in oil and acrylic and she will teach a workshop for AGOP on Saturday –  March 9th, 2019.

November 6, 2018 ~ Kevin Arthur  (Pastel) *

Kevin will paint a pastel portrait demo of a live model. He will discuss the process of capturing a likeness using values and evaluating color to help determine the chroma’s value. He is an art instructor with the Art League of Jacksonville and the Ponte Vedra Cultural CenterHe studied with several nationally known artists including Romel de la Torre and Robert Liberace.

Kevin will teach a portrait workshop for AGOP on Saturday – April 13th, 2019.

December 4, 2018 ~ Christmas Party

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


January 8, 2019 ~Sophie Dare Dentiste (Acrylic)

Sophie will demo a loose acrylic floral, playing with color variations as she goes more abstract.

“I think it would be fun to do a mini abstract version of this flower photo which I’ll sketch out beforehand. I will discuss complimentary colors and usage with the group and play with color varieties as we go more abstract.”

Sophie is a UGA (University of Georgia) trained designer and artist and business development consultant. She has a background as an artist, muralist, marketer and designer.

February 5, 2019 ~ Mike Grecian (Mixed media)

Mike Grecian is very entertaining and knowledgeable.  He travels all over the states giving presentations on art products, materials and color theory for beginners to advance artists.  He will bring a goodie bag for each member that attends the meeting.  He currently works very closely with the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta and Savannah, the Art Institutes and a variety of schools in the Southeastern United States.

March 5, 2019 ~ Pablo Rivera (Watercolor) 

Pablo Rivera will demo loose watercolor techniques and drawing/painting with water soluble carbon discs. Pablo graduated from Cooper Union Art School in NYC and attended workshops at School of visual Arts and Educational Alliance in NYC. Pablo Rivera is an accomplished artist in sculpture, painting and photography.  He has won many awards and is an excellent teacher. He lives in Neptune Beach.

April 2, 2019 ~ Keith Doles (Acrylic abstract)

Keith will demonstrate an abstract landscape with acrylics using a palette knife and paint markers. 

Keith is a Jacksonville native who graduated from UNF with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and has a master of Arts degree in Business from Webster University.  He has his studio at CoRK Arts District and teaches acrylic painting at UNF. Keith’s work has been featured in regional galleries including the Ritz Theatre & Museum, MOCA Jacksonville Lab Gallery, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport.

May 1, 2019   Installation of Officers ~ Scholarship Awards ~ Art Swap/Sale

2018  Scholarship Winner
Jordan Kiep, who 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 2019-2020 Season begins Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Please Join Us – Guests are Welcome.

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