For Immediate Release
Florida CraftArt presents: The Artists of ArtLofts
January 6-15, 2023
18 artists from ArtLofts present their work in Florida CraftArt’s Exhibition Gallery
Florida CraftArt presents The Artists of ArtLofts in its Exhibition Gallery from January 6 to January 15. The 18 award-winning and emerging artists will present recent artwork which includes drawings, encaustic, fiber, frames, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture.
On Friday, January 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., meet the artists at the opening of the exhibition: Christine Di Staola, Javier Dones, Julie Dye, Mavis Gibson, Jeannine Hascall, Susan Hess, Brian James, Gilbert Johnson (Poor Richard’s Framing), Beth Kauffman, Betsy Lester, Karen Porter, Rebecca Skelton, Brandy Stark, Kas Turner, Joe Walles, Lee West, Rick Whalen, and Donna Winchester.
“This is an opportunity for people to explore a variety of mediums by these top-quality artists in a gallery setting,” says Tyler Jones, the board president of Florida CraftArt. “The talented ArtLoft artists have such a profound level of experience and a diversity of styles. Several of the artists teach at colleges and universities and have undoubtedly influenced many artists in Florida. While Florida CraftArt is based on fine craft, we support fine art with these artists’ studios and exhibits. Of course, the line between fine art and fine craft is getting more and more blurred in the art world.”
ArtLofts is on the second floor of Florida CraftArt and has working artists’ studios. The studios are usually open to the public for the Saturday ArtWalks or by appointment.
Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. For more information, visitwww.FloridaCraftArt.org or call (727) 821-7391. Admission is free. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Florida CraftArt is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and headquartered in St. Petersburg. Its mission is to grow the statewide creative economy by engaging the community and advancing Florida’s fine craft artists and their work. Fine craft art is presented in its 2,500-square-foot Florida Artists Gallery and Exhibition Gallery features curated exhibitions. Florida CraftArt is theonly statewide organization offering artists a platform to show and sell their work.
CUTLINES (More images of work available on request. Photo and video opportunities available.)
FCA Di Staola, Christine, Beach People .jpg
Measuring 20” x 16” Beach People is an oil on canvas by ArtLoft artist Christine Di Staola.
Florida Hammock is a Gelatin Silver Print framed photograph by ArtLoft artist Joe Walles.
Measuring 20” x 17” Spider Mum is an oil on canvas by ArtLoft artist Lee West.
Measuring 24” x 24” Summer Glow is an encaustic/mixed media piece by ArtLoft artist Sue Hess.