This Year, our amazing artists will be participating in the Venetian Masquerarade Gala for the Rotary of South Jacksonville on Friday, April 20th. Local artists will be painting masks to be sold at the gala.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2017 event a huge success.
On May 4th, 2017 the Allison Brundick Haramis Foundation will host our Angel Artist Series at the Brick Restaurant in Avondale. This event will feature local artists who have donated their artistic interpretations of angels in multiple mediums including sculpture, oils, acrylics and our iconic decorative angels! All artwork will be auctioned to raise funds for the Foundation. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase.
Please join us for an exciting evening filled with angelic imagery and fun!
The Brick Restaurant
Located at 3585 St Johns Avenue in the Shoppes of Historic Avondale, the Brick Restaurant is generously opening it's doors to Angels for Allison, allowing us to hang our angels throughout the seating areas. Customers will be able to purchase an angel hanging from the ceiling prior to the Angel Artist Series.
Paul Riley has handcrafted acrylic and mixed media paintings on board for over 50 years. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Paul comes from a family full of artists. He has also previously donated art to Angels for Allison, including "Allison's Flowers" currently displayed at the studio. Paul has a website http://www.paulrileyart.com/ where you can see his work and find gallery locations.
Lynn McClow, former Jacksonville Artist's Guild President and Jacksonville native, began her art background with lessons in oil painting as a child. She began watercolors in 2009 and, from her professional career as an Event and Fashion designer for a department store, developed a preference for bold saturated washes of color to capture her subjects.
Phyllis Neumann is a resident of the Ortega neighborhood not far from the Angels studio. She has graciously donated many specialty angels sold in our shop using paper materials to decorate each. For the Artist Series she will be creating angels covered in Swarovski crystals.
Mia-Hope Radley, a bright and beautiful 10-year-old girl from Hunsdon, England, was here in Jacksonville to undergo Proton Therapy at UFHealth. While here Mia, a talented artist, discovered Angels for Allison and painting angels. She created several angels for the auction that she hopes will continue to bring as much joy to the owner as it gave her to paint! Here is a short video celebrating her completion of her proton therapy - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkxTvm8ocaQ&feature=youtu.be
Patti Kalaitus is a retired U.S. Navy disabled veteran who paints as a spiritual and therapeutic activity. Her acrylic paintings reflect her strong spiritual beliefs and her auction entries are an expression of God's blessings.
Lora Monahan is an oil painter based in Richmond, Virginia, and Neptune Beach. She has been painting and showing her work since 2001. Her work features bright colors and coastal themes. www.loramonahan.com
Sarah Quatrano is a Jacksonville newbie of almost two years! She hails from Boston, MA where her family still lives. She spent four years in NYC perfecting her design skills and is currently working as a senior designer at Bold Brands out at Jacksonville Beach.
Deane Bowers' work transforms dull, broken and discarded material into colorful and vibrant art. Layering and highlighting various fragments creates a unique balance of industry and art. Deane's joy comes finding each individual artifact and unleashing its potential by assembling unrelated elements into a cohesive whole. The beauty and brilliance of reclaimed and re-purposed material is reflected in a wholeness that is stronger than the sum of its parts. The excitement and creative challenge is using ordinary items and giving them artistic relevance that is completely different from their original purpose. www.DeaneVBowersArt.com
John Bunker's work seduces and beckons our attention. Flowers dance and diaphanous angels soar through the vibrant paintings in rich, deep colors accented by metallic swirls and curlicues. As one art critic expressed, "The subjects of his paintings are simmering with energy, saturated with fragments of color, and wonderfully alive."
John has also sustained an impressive museum career - which includes being the long-term associate director and interim director of the Jacksonville Art Museum and director of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. As an active volunteer in the Jacksonville Community, John Bunker has served as President of the Riverside Fine Arts Association Concert Board, a member of JaxPride, Chairman of the Koger Gallery of Art and Gardens Advisory Committee, curator of the Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission, member of art in Public Places committee, board member of Patrons of the HeArts, board member JAG, and vestry member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. In 2007, John Bunker received the Individual Arts Award from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in recognition of three decades of leadership in the First Coast community. In 2016 Bunker was named one of 40 years 40 icons initiative.
Mary Owen is a local artist who lives on neighboring Fort George Island. She was born in Hawaii but has strong roots in the Tallahassee, FL area. Her primary medium is watercolor because of its fluidity, transparency, flexibility, and potential for details. As an interior designer, writer and artist, she celebrates the beauty of nature and light, and hopes to inspire joy through her work. Mary is also an avid community volunteer, a founding board member of the Jacksonville Artists Guild, as well as a member of several regional artists organizations.
Christopher Sweeney is a contemporary/street artist known for his stylistic backgrounds and his twist on cubism that he calls BLOX that he adds into all of his paintings. Sweeney, who graduated from Jacksonville University in 2013, has since had his artwork in multiple shows, including a solo show in Miami's Wynwood art district. He has even sold his paintings to celebrities such as Jake Owen and Jersey Shore star J-woww. (Instagram @crsweeney)
Lynne Pilkerton is a native of Nashville, Tennessee; "a blank piece of paper or canvas is like opening a precious gift. The possibilities are endless. I do not stop a painting until I step back and have that 'aha' moment." She was once told that one of her paintings stirred deep emotions within them which touched her. She has works all over Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the US. The Angel project is very close to her because after a long illness and many surgeries, she experienced her own angel. She now has a deeper understanding of life and death and is no longer afraid because she knows her angel is there to hold her hand.
Gary Garrett is a member of the First Coast Plein Air Painters who says, "there is a special sensation to painting onsite, the feel of the breeze, the echoes of nature, the dancing of light & shadows which can not be totally replicated in the studio." Gary was born and raised in Jacksonville and spent the last 25 years as a graphic arts designer. His paintings often secretly envelope hidden images surprising the viewer when found within the gentle folds of hillsides, tall clouds, thin trees, and the play of light and color on uneven turf.
Alison Watson's paintings are represented in over 500 public, private and corporate collections nationally. She began her self-taught professional career as a studio artist in her twenties and is well known for her vivid depictions of the wild places of her native Florida.
Brian Frus is an American artist working in glass for 20 years. Frus is the professor of glass art at Jacksonville University. www.BrianFrus.com
Dale Burden was an art teacher for Duval County schools for 36 years.
Debbie Grisnik is an art major undergraduate and a member of the Jacksonville Artists' Guild. She takes watercolor classes and art for her is an enjoyable hobby.
Deni Sparf is a self-described artist in training and a dabbler in many media, but a master in none.
Shawn Strange, a Florida local, is a self-taught mosaic artist that learned artful tiling in Chile.
Kelley Catlin a Mississippi Delta-born, Florida-based wife and mom who loves the Lord and loves to paint. Painting, drawing and creating have been an important part of her life for as long as she can remember. She enjoys using different mediums...and the challenge that comes with working with something new. She says, "I am unbelievably blessed to be able to use the gifts God has given me to glorify Him through art." http://www.kccatlin.com/
Anne Neilson, a lifelong artist, began painting oils in 2003, quickly becoming nationally renowned for her ethereal Angel Series. Neilson's paintings are inspiring reflections of her faith and recognized for their innate flare. Following the success of her two published books, Angels in Our Midst and Strokes of Compassion, she has launched Anne Neilson Home, a collection of luxury home products. www.anneneilsonhome.com
Marsha Glaziere, a local Jacksonville artist, uses mixed media paintings that are mosaics both in thought and process giving her greater artistic license to mix media as well as metaphor. Her work is a synthesis of architectural abstraction and the inspiration of nature. From July - September, 2017 her paintings will be on exhibit at the JIA Haskell Gallery. www.marshaglaziere.com
Bronwen Chandler is a landscape artist with a representational style. She enjoys painting in acrylics, oils and occasionally watercolors. Her work tends to follow the seasons. She is currently affiliated with First Coast Plein Air Painters, Jacksonville Artists' Guild and the St. Augustine Art Association. She displays her works in St. Augustine and Jacksonville. www.artbybronwen.com
Peyton L. McDonough was born in Tampa, Florida but has spent most of her life in Jacksonville. She studied IB Art at Stanton College Preparatory school, where she developed her love of working with mixed media. Peyton currently attends the University of Alabama, where she is studying Economics and Finance, and she continues to pursue art and art history in her undergraduate education.
Debbie Watson, owner and founder of Vintage Sisters, custom finishes furniture for a living. Her shop, located at Sister's Cottage next to the Angels for Allison studio, carries many items that showcase her skills in refinishing vintage furniture and decor. Her talent is seen in her 3rd place awards from two nationwide competitions (General Finisher Nationwide). To see some of her current pieces go to www.Facebook.com/vintagesisters2
Charli Leniston has worked in many places; from Brooklyn, New York to 24 years in London, to running a nightclub in Corfu, Greece, to the middle of Nowhere in France, to 11 years in Spain. She started with a love of clay sculpture, then welding large steel structures before realization that it was time to work in a more manageable medium, i.e. acrylic/mixed media. Her work has been collected in Europe and the USA and has included awards for "Best and Brightest" at Scottsdale Artist School, AZ and "Most Promising Artist" at Scottsdale Community College. Three galleries show her work on Amelia Island and she teaches art classes in acrylics and mixed media. She says, "I am happy to stay put for a while!" www.charlilenistonart.com
Lacey Hennessey began Hennessey in the Home in a small college dorm room on the campus of Clemson University. Fraternity coolers and sorority little sister gifts needed a boost of artistic ability, so I Lacey shared her talents a few hours at a time. 12 years and a few social media accounts later, she still spends countless hours painting away in her quaint, little home in Greenville, South Carolina. She loves color, abstract images, and trying new things. No idea is too crazy. Email HintheH@gmail.com for custom inquiries. www.Hennesseyinthehome.com
Richard Brooke is a woodworking artist. 'Fret No More' Woodworking is managed by two retired people from Jacksonville, Florida. Richard has been fretting for many years as a hobby and we have grown accustomed to sharing his fretwork as gifts to friends and family; it is with their encouragement that we share his beautiful work with the public.
Kate Rouh was a DCPS art teacher for 20+ years and is a long-time local artist working in many mediums. Her business is RouxArt which along with her husband makes mosaics. rouxartmosaicmixedmedia.com
Alexandra Nichols of Jacksonville, Florida started her small art business in 2014. She specializes in acrylic paintings as well as gold leaf. Her designs started with a goal in mind of inspiring an appreciation for art in the younger generation. She creates modern, tasteful art at an affordable price. https://www.facebook.com/AlexandraNicholsArt/
Cheryl Preston is a member of the Jacksonville Artists' Guild and JWS for the past five years. She is a retired teacher who started watercolor painting with Ruth Bamberg eight years ago.
Linda S. Johnson is a novice watercolor artist who has been painting for 1.5 years. She is a Jacksonville native living in Green Cove Springs for the past 25 years.
Kristin (Otterson) Cronic was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and knew Allison Haramis in elementary school. Although Kristin's first love was painting, she and her husband, Caleb, have both served as officers in the U.S. Navy for the past six years. They will both be leaving the Navy this summer. In October they welcomed the birth of their daughter, Eleanor, and Kristin is looking forward to painting with her when she is old enough to enjoy it!
Sue Johnson, originally a Northeast native, traveled the country extensively but eventually transplanted to Jacksonville from San Francisco 30 years ago. She is an avid acrylic and watercolor artist.
Christine Nolte studied drawing and fine arts at New York University and Parsons School of Design. She is a diplomate of the Society of Botanical Artists, London, England.
Marie Howell after retirement began watercolor painting with local artist Ruth Bamberg. Painting turned into a fulfilling and fun hobby. Her preferred medium is working on a surface called pupo in acrylic.
Payson Jeter Tilden
Mary Anne McDonough