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

Upcoming events

Cecile Moran, Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Mixed Media

Raised in New England, Cecile Moran studied in her youth at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford Massachusetts.  Her art education also included study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Boston University’s College of Fine Art.  There, she was influenced by the dynamic teaching of Romantic Surrealist artist Karl Fortess plus the Boston Expressionists, Reed Kay and Jack Kramer.  After graduation from Boston University, she taught and studied in Madrid, Spain for three years.  The rich experience of living in Madrid and travelling in Europe gave her new insight into the work of the Spanish masters and the colorful work of Gauguin and the Expressionists.

Returning to the United States, she completed study for the Master of Arts Degree in Art Education from California State University.  Influenced by the vibrancy of Mexican Art, her painting began to reflect a strong use of color.  At this time, the Molas of the San Blas Indians became of interest to her and although they worked reverse layering in fabric, she felt that the process might work for paint as well.  She began to develop the painting technique that she entitles “Acrylic Resist”, which she uses in her painting today. 

Her work is found in numerous collections in the United States and Spain and has been exhibited in Massachusetts, California, New York and Florida.

To view her portfolio, visit: www.cecilemoran.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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