Once artists were greeted at the Santaella with fresh hot coffee, restaurant guides and maps they hit the streets. Katie and Susie camped out all day on colorful Main Street. At lunch break they had Iconic Cuban Sandwiches, Cuban coffee & flan for dessert and Katie ordered a holiday pig. Elizabeth found, one of many cool Cigar Factories, with a tower and palm trees. The Cigar Factory Foreman would climb the tower to watch for their ships coming up the Hillsborough River, flying the Cigar Factory Flag. They would then send the horses and carriage to collect the tobacco. Kathy painted the local life of a man painting his fence and porch. David captured the lovely old colorful bungalows both morning and afternoon. Nathan painted a well known street corner in the morning and broke to teach two students from the Vosler Young Artists’ Studio, Sophia and Kate, how to draw buildings. He did a afternoon painting of the long green house. Many arts patrons came from near and far to watch our artists at work. Paintings were sold and the artists were inspired. Eddie provided live music all afternoon throughout the wine and cheese reception at the end of the day. Robert Sargent Photography took our final photo of us with our wet paintings.
Next year we have an even bigger event planned. Now that we have made friends with our local community we will do a paint out in early Spring of 2015. This event will include a live wet paint auction at the end of the day for Art Collectors at the Santaella Studios for the ARTS.
- Susie Covert
- Katie Cundiff
- Kavid Kent
- Kathy Baird
- Elizabeth Jennis
- Nathan Seay
- Kerry Vosler
- Eddie Deville
- James Vosler
- Scott Vosler
Upcoming OPA Events
Begins: Oct. 1, 2014Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014
Fall Online Showcase open to both Associate and Signature OPA Members. Enter as many times as you’d like — Only $14 per entry.
OPA 2015 National Exhibition
Begins: April 29, 2015 Deadline: January 23, 2015
Oil Painters of America’s Twenty-fourth Annual National Exhibition will be held at The Cutter & Cutter Fine Art DBA Brilliance in Color Gallery, in St Augustine, FL
OPA Online Auction 2014
Bidding Begins: November 1, 2014
The OPA auction is a premier online event, limited to Master Signature and Signature Members only at this time, allowing them to auction their artwork.