Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 2022
Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.

University Park Country Club, 7671 The Park Blvd, University Park, FL

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Katie Dobson Cundiff, oil and plein air painter

Both my parents were artists. My father, Steven Gaston Dobson, was an accomplished Chicago Illustrator and my mother, Anne, a display artist for Marshall Field & Company. It seemed only natural for me to follow in their footsteps. 

I earned a full scholarship in 1968 to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.  Like my parents, I also met my husband in art school. For over 30 years, my husband, Travis and I managed our own businesses.  We started out designing and producing sculptures using bronze and various natural elements for the designer trade.  In the early 1980's we opened our own galleries in three Florida locations and in Martha's Vineyard, selling handmade and one-of-a kind sculptures, clothing, and jewelry. We later produced a line of imprinted apparel for national and international organizations including Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Gulf Coast Conservation Association, and Safari Clubs International. ( I created all the artwork for these products, hence our business was incorporated as Katie-Dids! Originals, Inc. in 1986).  

Although our collective creative talents produced several successful businesses, I found myself yearning to paint once again.  In 1993 I  resumed painting on a weekly basis with my then retired illustrator father. Painting almost exclusively from life or en plein air, I traveled and painted in various locations across the USA, Argentina, Spain, and France.   My work has since been featured several publications including Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and American Artists Magazine. I have had work accepted and have won awards in the national and regional exhibitions for Oil Painters of America,  American Women Artists, American Impressionists Society, and Salmagundi Club. 

I have been a member of the faculty at the Ringling School of Art and Design for the past 10 years, and conduct private workshops in Sarasota, Florida.

To view her portfolio, visit: dobsonart.com


Billy Elkins, Photographer

Billy Elkins is a professional photographer, graphic designer and instructor. In addition to running his own business, Billy is employed by State College of Florida as the Graphic Design Lab Instructor and teaches classes using the Adobe Creative Cloud software. He is also employed by Suncoast Technical College, where he teaches Photography classes as well as a class on Lightroom & Photoshop. His dynamic way of teaching and adapting to his individual students' learning styles provides a profound learning experience.  

Originally from New Smyrna Beach and a graduate of Daytona State College, Billy relocated to Sarasota, Florida, in 1995. He began his career at a local service bureau and large-format printing company. In 2000, Billy started his graphic design business and also provided custom Photoshop classes. From 2005-2013, he worked at a full-service commercial photography studio. This led to the addition of photography which complemented his graphic design projects, as well as, continuing to provide individual and group classes in photography and post-processing.

Billy is a member of Professional Photographers of America, (PPA) and Nikon Professional Services (NPS), He also serves as an Adobe Customer Advisor. Over the years, he has been a leader of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk events, co-organized Help-Portrait events, and has been asked to speak at numerous photography workshops and schools and has judged several photography exhibitions. Billy continues to work closely with businesses and organizations within the photography and graphic design industry. He was recently interviewed by Brand Management Group, for Kodak, about their large-format printing papers.

For more information or to view or contact Billy, please visit his website: billyelkins.net


Joanna Coke, Watercolor and Mixed Media

Before Joanna established her art studio in Nokomis, FL in 2005, her previous careers in Massachusetts included graphic and fashion design.  

She has exhibited her artworks in London, New York, and Berlin. She has studied art history and painting in Venice, Rome and Florence, participated in an exhibition and taught workshops in Novgorod, Russia, art journaling workshops in Santa Fe, NM, St. Augustine, FL, Tuscany, Italy and most recently in Havana, Cuba.  

Joanna received an Associates of Arts degree from Harvard University, 
a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Art Education from the University of South Florida and a Master of Fine Arts Painting from Louisiana State University. 

Joana has been a member of the Florida Artists Group over 6 years.  She is also a Signature member of both the Florida Watercolor Society and International Society of Experimental Artists.  She is currently represented at Light Up Your Life in Sarasota, FL.   

To view her portfolio, visit:    www.JoannaCoke.com





 






Art in the park 2022

Saturday and Sunday, March 5 -- March 6, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM

University Park Country Club

7671 The Park Blvd

University Park, FL 34201
Free Admission and Parking




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