September 18, 2019 6-8PM Meet the Artist featuring Angela Alvarez
There are no limits within the color spectrum. My art is a life line to all existence, it’s about pushing texture and color to the extreme in order for them to embrace each other in exciting new ways. I want to see how much I can alter surfaces to capture a moment in time using new methodologies. The acids on metal, joint compound and mortar on canvas prepares the surface to receive the acrylics, india inks and charcoal. Each step creates a story, a new beginning offering freedom from limitations with endless opportunities.
August 21, 2019 6-8PM Meet the Artist featuring Kate Gausche from Chroma Studio
Kate Gausche was born in Guam to American parents who had moved to the island to start a small airline. She spent much of her life traveling, giving her a unique cultural and environmental perspective. While searching for decor for her first home, she was dissatisfied with her options so she chose to create something of her own. She taught herself graphic design and large format printing, and began an online website producing and selling prints of her artwork on canvas. The success of her business led her and her husband to open an art gallery called Chroma Studio in 2005. Chroma was the first modern art and decor gallery in Warner Robins, Georgia.
In 2010, Kate and her husband moved to St Petersburg, FL where she began searching for a more hands-on form of art, thus her interest in metal came to life. With her roots in graphic design and her computer controlled plasma table, she is able to create intricate digital designs, then cut them from sheet metal. She welds, bends, torches and paints the metal pieces to produce artwork that shows the organic and abstract qualities of elements in the natural world.
Three distinct themes drive my design: contrast of materials, natural textures and organic patterns. Flying often while growing up led to my affinity for aerial views of nature. My fondness for those experiences and images has given me a strong appreciation for patterns found throughout nature. From the meandering fingers of an estuary to the delicate designs of ocean corals, I love how these natural abstract patterns are repeated in many forms. I strive to reproduce these patterns in metal, adding an organic feel to interior spaces. My hope is to provide others with elements of beauty to enjoy in their living and work spaces, bringing the outdoors in.
July 17, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Denice Marie Eyre
Join us for a fun evening of food, wine and art as we celebrate this month's featured artist Deince Marie Eyre! Denice's love for art began in the third grade when her teacher instructed her to turn to a page that contained Monet's Water Lily painting. Impressionism was the last word she heard before the room melted away and became nothing more than the painting. Most of her life has been spent developing as a painter, florist, dancer and author. Her work is strongly rooted in motion of body and vibrant color touched with a dreamy feel. Her themes are centered around the malleable nature of reality, consciousness, and connectivity. Her process is to find an inspirational figure, filter it through her imagination, build a background that reflects how this image makes her feel, and take the viewer through a journey. This event will feature a collection of Denice's vibrant paintings along with a book signing for her new children's book, Rabbit in the Water.
June 19, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Shawn Hannan
Join us for a fun night of food, drinks and art as we feature this month's local artist Shawn Hannan. Shawn is not only n owner of Tampa Bay Furnishings, but he is also a maker and artist with an eclectic style. Shawn's work expands over many mediums that reflect his creative energy and adventurous spirit. Over the past 20 years his passion for making has progressed from woodworking to include metal, painting, and repurposing of materials. Shawn's most recent pieces incorporate a mix of wood and metal providing an elegant industrial vibe. His varied works include wine racks, lamps, bud vases, furniture, LED backlit wall art and paintings.
Join us at 3034 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N, St Pete, FL between 6 and 8 pm on June 19th!
May 15, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Rodney Alexander
Join us for another fun night full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Rodney Alexander. Rodney has always been passionate about all aspects of the art world. At an early age he demonstrated his talent and creative abilities painting portraits and murals. In his adolescence, sculpture, jewelry and fashion design garnered recognition and awards at school and in his community. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he studied fashion illustration and interior design. After graduation he began a career in jewelry design and later established a very successful interior design business.
Today motivated by his fervent drive for vibrant colors and textures inspired by his travel and exposure to diverse cultures around the world, Rodney has returned to his first love, painting. His artwork is unique and reflects his experience and expertise, but above all his spiritual and cultural awareness. He creates a variety of styles from abstract to portraits to customizing home accessories!
Join us at 3034 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St Pete, FL between 6 and 8 pm on May 15th!
April 17, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Steve Nesius
Join us for a fun evening with Steve Nesius and hear the stories behind his pictures! As a photojournalist based in Terra Ceia Island, Florida, located on the southern shoreline of Tampa Bay, Steve covers news and professional sports for Reuters, the Associated Press and other news agencies on assignments throughout the U.S. He edits and transmits images from on-site locations to meet deadlines. In addition to editorial work, Steve often photographs wildlife and landscapes, stopping to capture moments or scenes whenever they catch his eye. Life is connected to water as are so many of his images.
Steve has combined two skills he has pursued and developed throughout his life, carpentry and photography, to create his finished products. When he is not hunting for images, he is hunting for salvaged wood, which he reclaims to make unique custom-built frames, enhancing the visual experience of the photography.
March 20, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Lee West
Come celebrate the first day of spring by enjoying the beautiful flowers painted by Lee West and meet the artist that created them! Lee West was attracted to the arts as a small child. She nurtured those interests at the University of Colorado and the Art Students League in New York City. While there she studied under Dagmar, then lead illustrator for ‘Vogue’ Magazine. Lee moved to Florida in 1971, after her stint in NYC as a fashion illustrator, and was immediately inspired by the flora and fauna of the South.
Paintings of flowers and landscapes are created in her studio from on-site sketches and photos. Designer of ‘Sea Life’ stained glass transforms the city of St. Petersburg Bay Vista Adult Recreation Building.
A past president of the Pinellas Park Art Society, creator of awards for ‘Pride in the Park’ and ‘Music without a Net’, she was co-owner of the ‘Midnight Pickle Art Gallery in old Palm Harbor.
Lee Shows at Florida Craftsmen, J.J. Watts Gallery, and participated in Art in Bloom at the Fine Arts Museum in St. Petersburg. She is currently a member of Artx5, doing group art shows with 4 other artists.
Visit the Facebook event page: Lee West
February 20, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Patton Hunter
Join us for another fun night to meet a talented local artist! Stop by to meet Patton Hunter and view her works of art. Patton has studied in art workshops in Ireland, Italy, Greece, France, Mexico, and the Czech Republic, and studied with the late, renowned artist Marjorie Dean Andruk at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. She currently studies with acclaimed artist Neverne Covington.
Through study and experimentation, her own style has emerged and continues to move in new directions. Patton teaches and exhibits in the Tampa Bay area and is known for her bold, imaginative style and diversity.
North Light Books featured her work in Incite 2: Color Passions (2015) and Watercolor Artist Magazine awarded her work in the 2013 international Watermedia Showcase and work won the Silver award in ShowArt Magazine that same year
The Artist's Magazine named her one of the top ten artists (over 60 years of age) in the country in its 2011 March issue and Watercolor Artist Magazine cited her in their 2011 December issue as one of 10 American artists to watch in coming years.
Her work has also been featured in On View Magazine and Art and Beyond Magazine in 2012.
She lives in her studio/gallery loft in downtown St. Pete
Visit the Facebook event page: Patton Hunter
January 16, 2019 6 - 8PM Meet the Artist featuring Robert Fazio
Join us for another fun night to meet a talented local artist! Rob grew up in St Pete and went to St Pete High. After getting a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and an MBA in Finance from Wharton, he went on to work for Ford Motor Company. He held many executive positions in Sales and Marketing and Product Development including North American Marketing Plans Manager, Lincoln Brand Manager, Worldwide Truck Marketing Manager, and Program Manager. Most of his career was spent on planning future car and truck programs and then implementing them. After 23 years at Ford, he went to work for Edmunds.com where he was an executive director and managed their Detroit based sales team. He retired in 2013.
He’s been an amateur photographer for many years and has traveled extensively while honing his craft. He has an eclectic mix of photos from St Pete and around the world. Some of his works are highly stylized through photo software and while others remain as shot. Many stylized works are printed on metallic paper making the colors all the more vibrant.
After receiving great feedback from several amateur photo exhibits, he decided to expand his marketing efforts by exhibiting his works at shows at Davidson Fine Art, a downtown pop-up gallery, and the ArtsXchange as well as having art for sale at other locations in St Pete including Florida Craft Art, the Chamber of Commerce Store, the Museum of History, and several salons. His artwork won a bronze medal at Suntan Art’s 100 Artists Show.
Rob sells his work to raise money for local St Pete charitable organizations. He donates the profits from the sales to the following four charities.
- Kiwanis Youth Investment Shares/Al Muter Scholarship Fund
- St Petersburg Free Clinic
- Ronald McDonald House
- Salvation Army Sallie House
Visit the Facebook event page: Robert Fazio
October 17, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Susan Hess and Thomas Geer
Join us for another fun lifestyle night to meet two talented local artists! Stop by to meet Susan Hess and Thomas Geer and see their beautiful creations.
If one word could describe her art, it would be COLOR! Vibrant, bold color is what sparks her creativity. Inspired by the materials, Susan has given her heart to two practices. Although very different specialties, her encaustic wax paintings and her watercolors on Yupo do have commonalities. They are anchored by color! Both mediums permit transparency, are fluid and exude a sense of movement. These common elements enable her to integrate painting and collage while allowing for the element of surprise in both.
Thomas Geer works with reclaimed barn lumber, reclaimed urban lumber and reclaimed metals. He has made pieces from beams taken from log cabins built in the late 1800's as well as pieces taken from local log lots that were destined to be burned, and from local arborists who cut down trees in our neighborhoods. Thomas considers saving these amazing pieces of lumber and creating useful works of art an honor and a privilege. Through woodworking, blacksmithing, and the use of high voltage electricity, he uses these materials to create artistic housewares such as bowls, platters, candle holders, lamps, shelves, stoles, tables and small charms.
September 19, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Rodney Alexander
Join us for another fun lifestyle night full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Rodney Alexander. Rodney has always been passionate about all aspects of the art world. At an early age he demonstrated his talent and creative abilities painting portraits and murals. In his adolescence, sculpture, jewelry and fashion design garnered recognition and awards at school and in his community. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where he studied fashion illustration and interior design. After graduation he began a career in jewelry design and later established a very successful interior design business.
Today motivated by his fervent drive for vibant colors and textures inspired by his travel and exposure to diverse cultures around the world, Rodney has returned to his first love, painting. His artwork is unique and reflects his experience and expertise, but above all his spiritual and cultural awareness.
Join us at 3034 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St Pete, FL between 6 and 8 pm on Sepember 19th!
August 15, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Rootman
Join us for another fun lifestyle night full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Rootman. Root means basic source of all growth and potential which anchors the experience of the whole thing. Man is one manifestation of all humanity. While Rootman is a name he gained playing high school football, it has become a symbol of Woods relationship to art and to the world.
The inspirations for Rootman's paintings are naturally occurring designs that stimulate his creative and spiritual forces. He enjoys exploring different perspectives of everyday existence, the subtleties of color and using a visual vocabulary of vivid colors. His style is called subcube, which combines surrealism and cubism.
The painting to the right, Lost, is about how we can have tunnel vision while we are on our journey and miss what is right in front of us.
His art traverses a course that mimics life's mysteries as well as life's discoveries. His hope is that while viewing his art, you share a moment in time that will reflect back the beauty of discovery.
July 18, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Amanda Pratt
Join us for another fun lifestyle night full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Amanda Pratt. Amanda Pratt is best known for her Florida themed fluid art highlighting the vibrant colors known to the Florida beach communities. Her work is created using mixed media, including alcohol inks, resin, powder and fluid pigments, seashells, sand, broken glass & more.
To set herself apart from the growing popularity of fluid artwork, Amanda draws, plans and hand cuts pieces of her fluid art to create intricate collages from multiple prints. In her resin work, she includes natural elements one might find in nature, as nature heavily inspires her work.
Amanda will also create custom pieces designed for your home.
June 20, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Robert Phelps
Join us for another fun lifestyle night full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Robert Phelps!! Wine always provided by our friends at 4th and Vine. Robert Phelps with Robert Phelps Art has been a professional exhibiting fine artist since 1996. He is recognized for his vibrant figurative work and uniquely-colored portraiture. He began his arts career at Disney as a scenic painter for the Animal Kingdom and as a caricaturist for the many themed resorts. Raised in the mountainous terrain of Appalachia, Robert developed a deep affinity for the natural world. Most of his paintings reflect an innate fascination with the harmoniously tangled wilderness within and without. A self-taught artist, Robert enjoys exploring the intuitive application of color in the expressionist and fauvist styles. His work is collected both nationally and abroad and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Tampa bay area. Robert's bold and energetic portraits range from menacingly brooding Mike Tyson to adorable teacup chihuahuas. Although his work often varies thematically, Robert continually strives to express the raw, intimate beauty in each of his subjects. We are thrilled to see you all!!! Additional parking will be available across the street. Cheers!!!
May 16, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Leslie Joy Ickowitz
Join us on May 16th, from 6pm-8pm for another fun evening full of wine and laughs and meet our talented local artist, Leslie Joy Ickowitz!! Wine always provided by our friends at 4th and Vine. Leslie is the founder, editor-in-chief, photographer and content creator of VERTICAL Tampa Bay. It is easy to be swept away with enthusiasm in the company of Leslie. She possesses a passionate spirit devoted to exploring possibilities. Her unique perspectives have earned her the reputation as an authority on the lifestyle experience. She raises the bar for cultural awareness. We look forward to share her beautiful photography art and this fun evening with you!
April 18, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Lorraine Potocki
Join us on April 18th, from 6pm-8pm and meet local artist Lorraine Potocki from Stirling Art Studios & Gallery! She works in pastel and acrylic in styles from realistic to abstract expressionism and is a past winner of the Clearwater Jazz Poster Contest. Enjoy delicious wine by 4th and Vine and have some fun with us!!
March 21, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring John Gascot
Enjoy an evening with Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot. He spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style "Latin Pop" after years of unsuccessful attempts at categorizing the work as one genre or another. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk and is flavored with a Latin/Global sensibility.
The figures in John's works are often large and curvaceous. Their mass speaks more about strength and presence than actual size. He strives to create art that is accessible and promotes diversity while simultaneously celebrating and challenging social and gender roles dictated by various cultures.
His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also a contributor to the Arts section of the Huffington Post.
Below is a detail of a brand new abstract that will be revealed at the event.
March 4, 2018 12 - 4PM St. Pete Sunday Market at Caddy's on Central
We will be at the new monthly Sunday Market at Caddy's on Central, 217 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701. In addition to shopping, there will be Bloody Mary's, Mimosa's, free chair massages and live music.
February 28, 2018 6 - 8PM Lifestyle Night featuring Teresa Mandala
Come meet talented local artist, Teresa Mandala. Teresa enjoys exploring materials and finding unconventional ways to express very complex concepts. She has worked in wood, metal, glass, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints. Currently, she works in porcelain. Her work is a dance of color and visual movement, embracing the divine feminine. Her concepts and themes are inspired by her own personal experiences. Her ultimate objective is to translate her own experiences of struggle, triumph and failure into universal truths.
Wine from 4th and Vine will be available to enjoy along with the art.
January 17, 2018 6 - 8PM - Tampa Bay Furnishings 3 year Anniversary Celebration
Cheers for 3 years!! Join us and bring your friends and family to celebrate Tampa Bay Furnishings 3rd Anniversary, featuring the artwork of Robert Tillburg and our talented artisan, Anton Berendsen with Artisan Restorations. We will have a collection of their beautiful pieces in the showroom. We will also have our Ribbon Cutting with the Mayor Rick Kriseman at 6pm! Friends, wine, hors d' oeuvres and jazz music by Andrew McCoy with JazzPulse. Complimentary Valet will be provided. See you there!!
August 23, 2017 6 - 8PM - TBF Lifestyle Night featuring Hope Guzman and Birobar Whiskey tasting
Please join us for a fun Happy Hour and meet local artist, Hope Guzman. Come see her unique paintings and learn more about us! We will be having a new flavored whiskey tasting provided by Birobar, here in Tampa Bay. Birobar is introducing, Biro, Organic Flavored Whisky.. Honey Lemon, Pomegranate, Corn, Coconut and Apple Cinnamon. The coconut one is our FAVORITES! You have to try it!!