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February 2020 News

Gallery Shows “Heart of my Heart” Art Show is currently hanging in our Gallery. Please feel free to come and view the show during business hours between now and February 21, 2020. Our “Student – Teacher” Gallery Show will be on exhibit from March 9 – 26th. For those wishing to enter their work, take-in will be March 2-5th. Details are available on our website. “Roaring 20’s” Fundraising Gala, sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate. Tickets are still available. They can be purchased online or at the Beach Art Center. Tickets are $65 per person. Here is just a taster of what will be happening….

  • The Original Crabby Bill's is providing a fantastic spread – we are so grateful for this donation to our event and their continued support.

  • "Gloria West & The Gents" is our Headliner! Gloria is well known in the Tampa jazz scene!

  • We have Craft Beer in the Speakeasy, a very nice variety of wine at the bar and the dessert table will be overflowing with goodness!

  • The Beach Art Center will be transformed into a 1920s Night Club by Natalie Scott and her amazing team of decorators.

  • While it will be fun to see how some guests choose to dress to the Flapper theme, period dress is definitely optional!

  • Don’t feel the need to come in pairs, come solo or in a pack of friends.

Gala Patron Another way of supporting the Beach Art Center is by becoming a Gala Patron. The Beach Art Center is a 501c3 Not for Profit and these donations make a real difference in allowing us to continue to bring the creative arts to this beach community. Patron donations can be made at the Beach Art Center during business hours or online, via Paypal. Tax-deductible donation levels for Patrons are;

  • $500 Platinum Patron

  • $250 Gold Patron

  • $100 Silver Patron

We are so grateful for this and all the support provided by this community.

Classes The Beach Art Center has a class for everyone. Our youngest student this year was 6 and our oldest youngster turns 99 this week! Our 99 year old attends Barbara Kuzin’s Acrylic Painting Class every Monday! You can see our entire schedule on our website. You can also download it here. Below you will find a just a few of the highlights currently on offer at the Beach Art Center; We have two Art on the Rocks scheduled this month,

  • Seashell Heart will be back by popular demand on March 4. This class was sold out in February, so sign up soon.

  • Pet Portraits will return on February 28 – also extremely popular class.

If you enjoy being behind the camera, join Professional Photographer Mike Jensen for his unique Florida Botanical Gardens Photo Tour Workshop to learn how to capture that award winning photo. Have you admired the beautiful colors, luminosity and glows of pastels? Exciting news, Shawn Dell is teaching pastels so check out her class schedule. Also starting back up for the season is Doug Land’s wonderful Pencil Drawing always popular and suitable for all levels. We also welcome back Dan Grimsich teaching his Watercolor with Dan Grimsich. Attention Potters or those who would like to be! And we have added 2 new pottery classes and another Open Studio. Members who take a pottery class, get one free open studio that week. Creative Kids Camp Summer 2020, we will be offering 8 weeks of opportunities for kids with full day and half day options. Camps will explore artists and the arts. Camp will run from June 1 through July 31. (No camp for 4th of July week June 29-July 3). Please watch our website and Facebook pages for details coming soon. Annual Meeting for Members of the Beach Art Center The Annual Member Meeting will be held Friday, March 13 at 5:30. The meeting will be held at the Beach Art Center, in advance of the opening reception for the Student Teacher Show. In addition to updates on the organization, at this meeting we will be selecting members to serve on the Board of Directors for the Beach Art Center. It has been a very exciting year for the Art Center. Your continued commitment is much appreciated, please plan to join us for this brief meeting and to celebrate our wonderful teachers and students at the reception. Renew Your Membership online You can renew your membership at the Art Center or in the comfort of your home! Renew your membership online. If you need to check your expiration, you can email our office. Accepting Applications for the Beach Art Center Board of Directors If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the Beach Art Center, please complete and submit an application by February 13, 2020. Applications can be droped off at the Beach Art Center or emailed to beachartcenter@gmail.com. Once your application is received, a meeting will be set up with members of the Nominating Committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Nominating Committee. Paper copies of these forms can also be printed off for you in the office. Upcoming Community Events Please join us in supporting the following events in our community:

  • Winterfest, February 15

  • The Rotary Breakfast starting at 7:00 am on March 28

  • Greenfest, March 28

  • Rotary Runs the Beach, April 4

Love Newsletters? It would be fantastic to have a newsletter created for the Beach Art Center every month. If you agree and enjoy crafting communications and would like to volunteer to help, please email us at Newsletter Volunteer.

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