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Featuring Eight Distinguished Florida Wildlife Artists

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at the Tampa Bay Watch Marine AND EDUCATION Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a FREE event; no RSVP necessary february 23.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception to preview the Bay Life Art Exhibit.

5:30pm to 8:30pm by invitation only.

All sponsors are invited to the VIP reception to include hors d'oeuvres and bar by Amici's Catering, Carmelita's Rum, Coppertail Brewing Co, and Cooper's Hawk Winery.

Contact Pamela Arbisi to become a sponsor and attend the VIP Preview event.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Bay Life Art Exhibit is open to the public from 4-9 pm to include an “eARTh from Space” Artist Presentation by NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott who will share her artistic experiences while on board the International Space Station.

Presentation begins at 7 pm.

All artwork is for sale with a portion of proceeds to benefit Tampa Bay Watch.

EVENT INFORMATION

SPONSORSHIPS

2018 ARTISTS

 

Event Information

Tampa Bay Watch and Sabal Trust Co. present the 5th Annual Bay Life Art Exhibit,  a FREE event that features eight distinguished Florida wildlife artists who share a wide spectrum of their work reflecting the beauty and complexity of our natural surroundings. A portion of all proceeds will support the mission of Tampa Bay Watch. All works are for sale. Donation bar and light snacks will be available. Join us for an exciting raffle and the best watercolor sunset over Tampa Bay, plus an astounding presentation and meet n' greet with NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott!

 

The Art Gallery and Exhibit is open to the public Friday, February 23, 2018 from 4-9 pm.

 

4 pm

Gallery open to the public.

7 pm

United States NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott presents "eARTh from Space" detailing her thrilling experiences as an artist painting on the International Space Station. Presentation will be held in the Estuary Education Classroom on the 2nd floor.

 

Exhibit and Gallery location

Tampa Bay Watch Marine and Education Center

3000 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde, 33715

 

Parking located along the Pinellas Bayway grassy areas. Please refrain from parking on the bike trail for the safety of our friend and neighbors. Thank you!

 

For additional info, contact Michelle Yepez.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please contact Director of Development, Pamela Arbisi.

 

Thank you to the current sponsors of Bay Life!

 

Presenting Sponsor:

 

    

 

    

 

  

 

 

MARY ANN & GARY RENFROW

LAWRENCE WEINER & YVONNE GRIMM

 

 

 

 

“Masterpiece Art Enthusiast” MAJOR SPONSOR - $2,500

Featured as the Major Sponsor on all event collateral and printed marketing material *

*Must receive commitment by Friday, January 12, 2018 for logo to be placed on printed Save the Date invitations

Recognition as the Major Sponsor for one (1) year on the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc website

Recognition as the Major Sponsor on the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. social media to 5,000+ followers

Announcement in an email blast to the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. database to 15,000+ supporters

Inclusion of pre and post news coverage as Major Sponsor

Prominent signage as the Major Sponsor throughout the 2-day event

Sponsorship of one Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. post event eNewsletter with company logo to 15,000+ supporters

Opportunity for you and your EIGHT (8) guests to attend a VIP Cocktail Reception on February 22, 2018

$200 Purchase Credit to be applied to the purchase of displayed artwork at the Bay Life Art Installation on February 22, 2018

 

“Sustainability Enthusiast” SPONSOR - $1,000

 Support Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. in our efforts to provide alternatives to single-use plastic at our events.  Your sponsorship will allow us to create sustainability for our community and environment by utilizing reusable serving pieces and products.

Featured as Sustainability Sponsor on all event collateral and printed marketing material *

*Must receive commitment by Friday, January 12, 2018 for logo to be placed on printed Save the Date invitations

Namesake of Sustainability Sponsor on all Food & Beverage Stations with company signage

Recognition as the Sustainability Sponsor on the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. social media to 5,000+ followers

Announcement in an email blast to the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. database to 15,000+ supporters

Inclusion on all group signage as the Sustainability Sponsor throughout the event

Sponsorship of one Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. post event eNewsletter with company logo to 15,000+ supporters

Opportunity to provide marketing material at event to brand/promote company/business

Opportunity for you and your FOUR (4) guests to attend a VIP Cocktail Reception on February 22, 2018

 

VALET SUPPORTING SPONSOR- $1,000

Featured as Valet Sponsor on all event collateral and printed marketing material *

*Must receive commitment by Friday, January 12, 2018 for logo to be placed on printed Save the Date invitations

Recognition as the Valet Sponsor on the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. social media to 5,000+ followers

Announcement in an email blast to the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. database to 15,000+ supporters

Inclusion on all group signage as the Valet Sponsor throughout the event

Sponsorship of one Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. post event eNewsletter with company logo to 15,000+ supporters

Opportunity to provide logo signage to be displayed at the valet attendant station

Opportunity for you and your EIGHT (8) guests to attend a VIP Cocktail Reception on February 22, 2018

 

“Art Ambassador” SPONSOR- $500

Featured as an Ambassador Sponsor on all event collateral and printed marketing material *

*Must receive commitment by Friday, January 12, 2018 for logo to be placed on printed invitations

Recognition as an Ambassador on the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. social media to 5,000+ followers

Announcement in an email blast to the Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. database to 15,000+ supporters

Inclusion on all group signage as an Ambassador Sponsor throughout the event

Sponsorship of one Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. post event eNewsletter with company logo to 15,000+ supporters

Opportunity for you and your FOUR (4) guests to attend a VIP Cocktail Reception on February 22, 2018

 

 

For more information, please contact Director of Development, Pamela Arbisi.

 

Karen Baker

Artist biography coming soon.

 

 

 

Bill Castleman

Artist Statement

My painting theory is simple.....try to capture the essence of a scene. In doing so I hope to give the viewer enough visual information to stir their imagination. My challenge is creating work that raises the awareness of our disappearing wilderness. By painting in oils I create the wide variety of colors and textures that depict a sense of purity and timelessness. I find great delight in viewers sharing their ah-ha moment.

Biography

Bill Castleman’s plein-air paintings capture on canavas his love for his native Florida landscape. Born in Pensacola in 1940, Bill has been an artist most of his adult life. After serving as a technical illustrator for the U.S. Marine Corps, Bill went on to study art at The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, graduating with a certificate in design and illustration. He had careers in aerospace and advertising before beginning a teaching career that lasted 25 years.

Bill’s work marries his talent and energy with his enthusiasm for the outdoors. His characteristic deft touch with his paintings inbues each scene with a freshness and vitality that invites the viewer to visit time and time again. Bill’s work can be found in the Art Expo in St. Pete Beach and at the annual February art show at Tampa Bay Watch on Tierra Verde.

Elaine Hahn

As an artist raised in the Midwest, the natural beauty of the coastal shoreline has always intrigued and amazed me. I particularly liked the early morning and afternoon light, which enhanced the colors, creating unique and interesting reflections and shadows. Through the years I have focused on developing my work and style to capture that beauty. I mainly work with enlarged images with careful planning of the shapes, light and dark patterns, and the colors. I strive to blend the fine nuances of color, texture and shapes to create an image that draws the viewer to a pleasant experience. After painting for a lifetime, specializing in studio rendered Watercolors, my current efforts in Oil painting, both in the Studio and “en Plein Air” has been very stimulating and rewarding. My recent efforts in Still Life painting are a continuation of painting from life. As I continue to paint and continue to grow, I find painting a real challenge as well as a great joy. I feel that the more I learn, the more I realize this is a life long learning process. I hope that viewers will receive the same pleasure in seeing my paintings as I did in creating them.

Vivek Lakhotia

Animals in their natural environment and wildly beautiful views deeply inspire nature artist Vivek Lakhotia. He feels challenged to recreate the moods, emotions, and drama found in nature through his artwork. Chasing those moments with paint has become his passion.

Vivek grew up in India and experimented with painting briefly as a young man. After graduating from a University in India, he came to the US to pursue a Masters in Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Vivek traveled throughout the United States in his engineering career. After a career change to Information Technology, life slowed down and Vivek picked up the paintbrush once again.

Vivek says about his own art, “My recent paintings often include wildlife, the flora, and fauna of Florida, both above the ground and under the water.  Some of these paintings are inspirations from my numerous visits to the Suncoast Bird Sanctuary and the many wildlife preserves in the area. Sea turtles under water have become a favorite subject as well. I enjoy diving and am drawn to the soft blue-green hues under water.”

“Painting outside -‘En Plein Air’ has become a favorite – a great learning process and enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Family vacations have also become a great resource for reference material.” Vivek and his family have lived in Largo, FL since 1999. His studio resides in the family’s Florida room which has a wide western view.

Bill Renc

Painted Fish Gallery

350 Main Street

Dunedin FL 34698

727-734-5060

paintedfishgallery.com

 

Bill Renc graduated from Ringling School of Art in 1970 with a full scholarship from the State of Florida. Bill currently concentrates on painting in oils and watercolors. For many years he exhibited paintings, drawings and intaglio prints, winning awards a major art festivals. Having worked in landscape, portraiture and figure studies, Bill’s subjects now focus mainly on the Florida environment, wetlands, shorelines, and saltwater marine life of all kinds.

Bill and his wife Linda have owned and operated The Painted Fish Gallery since 1995, located in the heart of downtown Dunedin. The gallery features their own original collection of fine art and prints, plus guest artists & craftspersons.

Bill has written and illustrated two coffee table art books. In 1991 he co-authored & co-illustrated At Water’s Edge: The Birds of Florida published by Taylor Publishing (TX) and subsequently by National Book Networks (NY). In 2012 he authored “Painting the Town and the Beaches” depicting the town of Dunedin, FL and its coastal environment, published by Painted Fish Gallery. Original oils and watercolors from the book are displayed at the gallery.

Bill has created commissioned paintings over seven years for Service Source Network’s Spring Wine Festival in Washington, D.C. including special commemorative prints. Between 1994 and 2014, Bill created paintings for Abilities of Florida Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction. Images reproduced for invitations, print material, billboards, advertising, posters, and t-shirts.

Other commissioned series include paintings for City of Clearwater Folk Art Festival, 1999 City of Dunedin Centennial, Dunedin Art Harvest, Tarpon Springs Art Festival, Taste of Palm Harbor, City of Safety Harbor, City of St. Petersburg First Night, and 2016 "Martinis and Matisse" invitation for Clearwater Free Clinic's annual fundraiser.

Public art commissions include interior wall murals for WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio in Tampa (2006). The five ceramic tile murals were designed and completed with Linda Renc. Bill's paintings are included in permanent collections of: Florida Gulf Coast Museum Collection at Leepa Rattner Museum (St. Petersburg College), Walt Disney World, Norton Gallery of Art, Polk Museum of Art, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, American Bar Association, Environmental Technologies, and Dr. Douglas Lewis, Curator at National Gallery of Art.

Nicole Stott

Artist | Astronaut | Earthling

First Astronaut to Paint in Space

Nicole has explored from the heights of outer space to the depths of our oceans. She marveled at the awesomeness of our planet experienced through these vantage points, and she believes that sharing this perspective has the power to increase everyone’s appreciation of and obligation to care for our home planet and all who inhabit it.

Nicole is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights, one spacewalk, and 104 days living and working in space as a crewmember on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). She is also a NASA Aquanaut and was a crewmember on the longest duration saturated dive mission on the Aquarius undersea laboratory.

Always an Artist, Nicole was the First Astronaut to Paint in Space.

Nicole combines her spaceflight experience and artwork to inspire creative thinking about solutions to our planetary and personal challenges, and to increase awareness of the outstanding work being done every day in space to improve life here on Earth.  She uniquely shares the impression of our planet from the orbital and undersea perspectives, while stressing the significance of our planetary community and environment, a renaissance approach to education and wellness, and the surprising interplay between science and art.

 

Joyce Walker

As a plein air painter, I have always found the landscape to be a never ending source of inspiration. When trying to solve color problems, I always look to nature for my solutions. I believe that it is important to actually work in the landscape to fully capture the sense of place. Sounds, scents, temperature, color and light, that are difficult to capture in the studio,influence the painting.

The “Nest” series began while doing a residency at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming. November weather in Wyoming often prevented me from working out of doors. On a morning walk, I found a nest on the ground and decided to use it as a still life in the studio. I became fascinated with the structure of the nest, architecture, if you will, and began to research nests of birds in the area. I discovered that many birds reuse their nests and use a variety of different building materials. I never disturb a nest, only collect those that have fallen to the ground. My collection has grown and I continue to study nests in this area. Drawing them becomes a meditation and reveals much about their makers.

Sandra Williams

Artwork and artist biography coming soon.

 

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