Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn

1/28/09

Marco Island Wet Paint LIve, Watching the Clouds Build daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Watching the Clouds Build
5x7 $150
Daily Everglades Painting

Are you following or interested in the work of a Marco Island Artist? Tomorrow, Thursday, is Marco Island's Wet Paint Live, a community benefit event by Leadership Marco, in partnership with the Marco Island Center for the Arts and the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts in support of scholarships for Marco Island students. Artists from the area are donating their time and talents for this event, and will do a completed painting in just one day. Those of us who use acrylic won't have any problem, but the oil painters will definitely have "wet paint" on their finished canvas!

This is a community event, and the public is welcome to participate. Maps to the locations of the 25 plus artists are available at the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, or you can download yours here. I'll be painting at the Marco Island Yacht Club, and would love to have you stop by. I'm trying to decide between painting the beach and the palms even though the building is lovely too.

You are also welcome, and encouraged, to see the finished paintings and attend the auction at Hideaway Beach Club at 5:30. For this part of the event there's a $50 charge, tickets available at the Chamber. You'll get enough Masterpiece Hors D'Oeuvres that you won't need dinner, get to meet and chat with all the artists, and have a chance to bid on an original piece of artwork, and maybe get a bargain!


It's a lot of fun and I hope you can participate in some way! If you can't get to the event, you can support scholarships on Marco by making a donation to any of the above organizations.

2 comments:

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, this sounds wonderful! Good luck, JoAnn, I hope you have wonderful weather and a painting that just 'flows' out of you! (And a sale is always nice!)

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Kelly. You're having such a cold, cold winter! I used to love the winter but now love the sunshine! Painting didn't actually "flow", but I got it done!

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