Do not miss this annual treat full of great food, artistic fellowship and special gift exchange, not to mention music, laughter and general good times!
Our most recent show is at JCA until the end of November. Go look in person – art looks better in person! But if you are isolating you can go “Rebirth” at JCA/online or watch the video below:
Spirit Dolls with Tonya Mayes. Join SoMMA member Tonya Mayes as she presents her love of spirit dolls. These tokens are created to put ourselves in touch with something of the spiritual, for healing and as a means of honoring something or someone. Tonya will present her creations and give tips on how to make your own.
Visit the Jewish Community Center in Mandarin to see the latest SoMMA exhibition. Opening on November 5th, artwork will be displayed until Dec 2. Covid has had us all stuck inside mentally and physically, and this exhibition focuses on rising from the mire that has surrounded us! Artists are adept at rethinking and reimagining, and Rebirth will showcase how we can share our talents to uplift and inspire.
It has felt lately that we have stepped into the pages of a dystopian movie. Life as we knew it turned upside down. Or inside out. We have experienced anxiety, stress, uncertainty, and these things can really put a damper on ones creative spirit. It’s time to let your creative spirit breathe again! Like the phoenix rising from the ashes what can you make as you let your creative wings unfurl once more?
Art can inspire, uplift and heal. Look back over this past year and give yourself some much needed self care. Don’t dwell on where you were, look to where you are headed. Come out of your shell. The beauty of art is the ability to create your own reality. Use your artwork to share something beautiful and experience a renewing of your creativity. This show title can be interpreted in many ways. How will you share the rebirth of your creative inspiration?
Take in for Rebirth will be November 5th, from 10:30-12:30 at the JCA. Your title and sales price must be emailed to Susan by November 3 as she must print those out before the take in. The exhibition will be juried only for space limitations and judged for awards. Show fees are $10 each or three for $25. Size limitations are no smaller than 12” on any side including frame, no larger than 48” on any side, including frame. The usual show rules and guidelines apply and can be found on the website.
Download the current entry form and have your check and entry form filled out prior to dropping off your art. Take in will be outside and there will be no place for you to fill out paperwork except to go back to your car and fill it out.
As the JCA is a Jewish organization, no images relating to religion are permitted. As minors frequently pass by the gallery, no images unsuitable for children are permitted.
There will be NO reception, awards will be announced via email and on the website and prizes mailed to recipients.
This show will run from November 5th through December 2nd.
Guest Artist and author Rosamund Parrish is back with another of her beautifully illustrated books with plenty of “local color”. St Augustine: A Sketchbook, is Rosamund’s newest book, sharing her love in watercolor of the St Augustine landscape. Homes, historic buildings, cemeteries and all of the places she loves are featured in this historically relevant treatise. Author Beth Rogero Bowen co authored the book, writing most of the historical notes contained.