The Fringys have been hustling! We have had SO MANY art sales back to back to back to ba... you get the idea.
CONGRATS everyone! I am so happy for all of you and so thrilled that I get to work with this group of talented creatives. Here is a run down on our January through March art sales, all of which are funneled through our various show locations throughout Tampa and St. Pete (find us smiling by searching #FringeArtShow on instagram!)
I frickin' love you guys!
Kara Reynolds Voorhees, sold two pieces of original watercolor/ink works from our lovely Fringe venue, Valhalla Resale in Seminole Heights. Kara also sold two pieces from the current group show at Fringe venue, 81Bay Brewing in South Tampa.
JP DiCarlo sold this awesome Gizmo piece at our Fringe Family Show at the City of Oldsmar, City Hall Gallery exhibit.
Hoolie Rowe, sold two originals (The Dude and Red Foreman) during her show at 7venth Sun Brewery in Seminole Heights.
Kaylin Amabile sold an original collage out of our Fringe Family Show, hosted by the City of Oldsmar, City Hall Gallery. Kaylin is a photographer and collage artists, her collage work is enormously tiny, please go check out her impressive stylings and compositions.
Lisa Lohnes sold an original work in our current group show at 81Bay Brewing. I don't have a photo of the piece that sold, but I stalked Lisa's instagram account and fell in love with this piece, sharing it so you can get a feel for her rad style.
15-year-old artist, Evan Gatscher sold this piece, "Vintage Airstream" out of our current group show at 81Bay Brewing.
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Nicholas Holman is one of our newest members, in his debut show with Fringe, Nick sold a piece out of Victory Coffee in Channelside in less than 24 hours! Way to go Nick!
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I am so excited to get back into painting and creative workshops. It's one of the pieces of the puzzle that helped get me a seat at the "full time artist" table. For the re-launch, it was time to come up with the perfect workshop name and dial in on the projects that I wanted to teach and be part of.
I JUST #ARTED (yes, it looks like farted on purpose) was born. I wanted these workshops to be fun and quirky, I wanted to be able to be silly and well, be myself.
The first of this whacky series is a painting project that I am hosting at 7venth Sun Brewery in Seminole Heights, tickets are $35 and include all materials.
We will be creating a trippy octopus tentacle similar to the one pictured above. I'll show you all the tips and techniques to make artwork that you really WANT to hang in your house.
There is still some time to snag a ticket or two: GET YOURS HERE
If you know me in the real life world, you know that I have like 4 jobs... I'm not even kidding guys. All of these gigs serve a different purpose and fuel my life in their own way... one of my more favorited jobs is the teaching job I have at the Tampa Museum of Art. I teach an all ages art class about once or twice a month called Art Spot (the class is free to the public and offered every Saturday from 11am - 2pm).
Each week, myself and the other teachers create a project based on the current or upcoming exhibits at the museum so that kids of all ages can create something unique and hopefully find something in the exhibits that inspires them to make more art at home.
This past weekend, we did a DIY Scratch Board project inspired by the work of Donald Saff, an artist currently on view in the Made in Tampa exhibit.
how to make a scratch "board"
Our scratch art
So, how did we do? Based on what we had on hand, we had to make a few substitutions but overall the project was a blast. Parents loved it and many remembered also making these art projects back in the day. Oil pastels and paint are messy, so obviously the kids were REALLY into it! If you do this one at home, wear junky clothes or an apron to keep your OshKosh's looking fresh.
Come to Art Spot
Art Spot happens every Saturday from 11am - 2pm at the Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza,
Tampa, FL 33602