Sunshine, Mixed Media on Wood by Juan Ramirez Cotrino
Red Texture Vase, Ceramics by Matthew Davies, left, and Dancing Bottle, Stoneware/Clay by Ira Burhans
Watch Dog, Paper Mache by Joyce Curvin
Florida Grouping, from left, top, The Road Less Traveled, Pastel by Lorraine Potocki; Old Ranch Road, Oil by Jenna Star Friedman; bottom, Extreme Low Tide, Oil on Wood by Bruce Ferguson
TARPON SPRINGS - The Professional Association of Visual Artists is presenting the Annual Members Exhibit, through Oct. 28 at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. The exhibit includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional art from many Florida artists. All work is available for purchase.
The exhibit is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is located at 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs.
PAVA is a not-for-profit, artist-run organization with member-artists from throughout the state of Florida. PAVA has been in existence for more than 24 years. PAVA hosts several art shows each year, including the annual Cool Art in July and 2Cool Art in February. For more information, please visit the PAVA website:
The Professional Association of Visual Artists Annual Members Show is a non-juried display of works open to all members. Each member may submit a single entry, due to space limitations of the facility.
Current membership for PAVA is 164 artists from around Florida, with more than 45 members participating in the Leepa-Rattner show. Many of the artists are local to the greater Tampa Bay area, but there are also contributions from as far away as Coral Springs.
Each PAVA artist chooses the work from their portfolio that they want to show. There is not a central theme for the show. The result is an ecclectic mixture of subjects, styles and techniques.
Works range from landscapes to portraits, to unique characters crafted in paper mache or metal. The majority of works are two dimensional. Media for the two dimensional work includes: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, ink, colored pencil, photography, wood, mixed media and more. Three dimensional works include clay, ceramics, metals and paper mache.
The majority of the pieces shown may be purchased. The artist sets the price for their item and all proceeds go to the artist.
PAVA is a non-profit organization and does not take commission on it's member's works. Piece prices at the show range from $60 to $5000.
The PAVA Annual Members Show is exhibited in a public area at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College. There is no charge to view the PAVA exhibit (Leepa-Rattner charges a small admission for their permanent collections).
PAVA exhibits at Stirling gallery
PAVA) is presenting a new exhibit at Stirling Art Studios and Gallery in Dunedin from Oct. 1-31. The exhibit includes
works in many different media from local Florida artists. All work is available for purchase.
The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stirling Art Studios and Gallery is located at 730 Broadway, second floor, Dunedin.
In addition to the regular gallery hours, the exhibit will be open on Friday, Oct. 15, until 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Dunedin Wine and Art Walk. Many artists will be in attendance during this special event.