Create, Learn, Share & Explore

To Our Friends and Supporters,

Island Fine Art of Crescent Beach closed its doors in May of 2010. For the past five years, this wonderful gallery has been the host, sponsor and home of the Crescent Beach Paint Out. The closing of both Island Fine Art and the SJCC's Art Advocate Gallery in downtown St. Augustine make it difficult to host future paint outs in Crescent Beach. So as of now, the 2010 and future Crescent Beach Paint Outs are cancelled.

I'm sure you all join me in thanking the folks at Island Fine Art for their support of plein air art over the years. Their generosity and dedication made our paint out a truly unique event, unlike any other I know of. And thanks to all of the wonderful artists who participated in each of our paint outs. Your determination, talent and creativity have been truly amazing to witness.

Warmest Regards and Best Wishes,

Hal Stringer, Organizer - Crescent Beach Paint Out


2009 Crescent Beach Paint Out
& Artists Retreat

Held October 24 - 31, 2009



Create, Learn, Share, and Explore - that's what the 2009 Crescent Beach Paint Out was all about. For 2009, we changed the focus of our event from a pure paint out towards something much more!

In addition to the paint out, we held two great workshops led by Larry Moore and Romel de la Torre. Artists also had a chance to meet and share ideas and thoughts on plein air painting in a number of social activities including:

  • Artists Social and Pizza Party,
  • Low Country Shrimp Boil on the Beach,
  • Gadgets, Gizmos and Goofy Golf Night,
  • Sunset "Paint In" at Saltwater Cowboys,
  • Island Opening and Awards Ceremony, and
  • Downtown Opening and Halloween Party.

Shown below are some of the great paintings from our 2009 event. Click on any image to see more paintings by each artist.


Click here to see pictures of our
Sunset Paint-In
at Saltwater Cowboys


Here's a few more fun pictures!



2009 Exhibiting Artists
(Click on any artist name to see their 2009 artwork!)


-- BEST OF SHOW --
Stewart Jones
"Forces of Nature"
21x29, Watercolor


-- FIRST PLACE --
Charles Dickinson
"Xynides Shadows"
16x12, Oil on Linen Panel


-- SECOND PLACE --
Stacy Barter
"With Friends at the Beach"
12x9, Oil on Linen


-- THIRD PLACE --
Elaine Hahn
"Before Sunrise"
14x11, Oil on Panel

 


Kirsten Andreason
"Saltwater Cowboy's on the Marsh"
20x16, Watercolor


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Steve Andrews
"Bridge"
8x10, Oil on Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Linda Apriletti
"Pink Muhly Grass"
12x8, Oil on Linen Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Lyn Asselta
"As the Day Gets Brighter"
10x8, Pastel


Christophe Cardot
"Vilano Beach"
30x24, Acrylic on Canvas


Kate Carney
"Up Before the Birds"
12x16, Oil on Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Kathleen Chenet
"Ft. Mantanzas Park"
16x12, Oil on Canvas


Margé Drew
"Fire Side Chat"
8x10, Oil on Canvas


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Cynthia Edmonds
"English Landing"
14x11, Oil on Canvas


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Sally Evans
"Shore Drive Thunder"
15x19, Pastel


Elisabeth Ferber
"Genung's Canoe Rest"
12x12, Oil on Canvas


Pamela Geiger
"Saltwater Cowboy's"
16x12, Oil on Linen


Brenda Hofreiter
"Down to the Beach"
16x20, Oil on Canvas


Linda Holmes
"Beach Cottage at Vilano"
14x11, Oil on Panel


Tim Malles
"View from Genung's"
8x10, Oil on Wood


Bernard Martin
"Genung Sailboat"
20x16, Oil on Panel


Enrico Maschino
"Matanzas Inlet"
18x24, Acrylic


Marilyn Masters
"Aah, Life is Good"
16x12, Oil on Canvas


Richard Morgan
"Skyward"
8x10, Oil on Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Berto Ortega
"Beachside Bouquet"
20x16, Oil on Canvas


Peter Pettegrew
"Saltwater Cowboy's Sunset"
8x10, Oil on Canvas


Peter Raymundo
"Looking Up (three views)"
10.5x23, Watercolor


Robert Rohrich
"On Ridrigues Creek"
14x11, Oil on Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Tom Sadler
"Sunset on the Marsh"
16x12, Oil on Panel


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Charles Schaefer
"Five at Genung's"
16x12, Oil on Canvas


Robert Simone
"Genung's Old Florida"
12x9, Oil on Linen


Cindy Sturla
"Morning at the Pier"
11x15, Watercolor


Joe Taylor
"Graveyard of Memories"
24x30, Oil on Linen


Trish Vevera
"Permission"
16x12, Oil on Panel


Mary Jane Volkmann
"Glow"
12x16, Oil on Panel

 


-- AWARD OF MERIT --
Lynn Whipple
"Marsha Marsha Marsha"
10x10, Oil on Wood Box

 

2009 Crescent Beach Paint Out Partners

  We are pleased to partner again this year with the following organizations to bring you the Crescent Beach Paint Out. Works from this year's event will be shown throughout November at the SJCC's Art Advocate Gallery located in downtown St. Augustine.  


St. Johns Cultural Council
&
Art Advocate Gallery

76-B San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-4116


Visitors & Convention
Bureau

500 San Sebastian View
St. Augustine, FL 32084
800-653-2489



Thank You to Our Sponsors
Thank you to the following businesses for providing prizes, discounts, and services
in support of this year's event.


Island Massage and Skin

6279 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL
904-471-5808



Saltwater Cowboys Resturaunt

Dondanville Road in St. Augustine
904-471-2332


Coastal Realty and
Property Management

3942 A1A South
St. Augustine, FL 32080
800-587-2287




-- Articles About the 2009 Paint Out --

"Seeking Inspiration Outdoors"
St. Augustine Record, October 30, 2009

"Ancient City, Crescent Beach Inspire Florida Painters"
Flagler College Gargoyle - November 2, 2009

"Crescent Beach Paint Out - Hilda Mitrani's Blog"
VisitFlorida.com - October 15, 2009

"Artist Told to Leave St. George Street"
St. Augustine Record - October 31, 2009

"Criminalizing Ordinary Behavior"
Art in the Market Newsletter - November 24, 2009

-- View Past Paint Out Exhibitions --

2009 Crescent Beach Paint Out
2008 Crescent Beach Paint Out
2007 Crescent Beach Paint Out
2006 Crescent Beach Paint Out
2005 Crescent Beach Paint Out

-- Other Favorite Links --

What's Plein Air Painting? (PDF)
Plein Air Artists in Florida
St. Augustine Art Association
Art Galleries in St. Augustine
St. Johns Cultural Council

 

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