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Coconut Point Art Festival – 2/20/21 & 2/21/21

15th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival (Estero, FL)

When:
Saturday, February 20th, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, February 21st, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:
23106 Fashion Drive in Estero, FL

Cost:
Free Admission

The Coconut Point Art Festival in Estero, earning its reputation as “The Big One!”, returns to its highly profitable weekend to celebrate its 15th year! The show produces record size crowds and astronomical revenues consistently year after year. This February event is ranked as one of the top fine art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Coconut Point is a visually stunning community surrounded by several acres of lakes and boardwalks. Coconut Point is the place for people to shop, dine, work, gather and live with over 100 stores and 25 restaurants. The property has 1.2 million square feet of retail space, office condos and residential housing. The show has a convenient Friday set-up and on-site parking.

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St. Armands Circle Art Festival – 1/30/21 & 1/31/21

18th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival (Sarasota, FL)

When:
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 31st, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:
411 St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL

Cost:
Free Admission

The St. Armand’s Circle Art Festival, consistently ranked as one of the best art affairs in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine, blends long-time favorites with the most buzz-worthy names on the contemporary arts scene. The event takes place along South Boulevard of Presidents and inside St. Armand’s Circle. This popular festival returns every year to St. Armand’s Circle, draws large crowds and has become an annual favorite of Sarasota County. Friday set up available for circle spaces.

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Downtown Dunedin Art Festival – 1/2/21 & 1/3/21

24th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival (Dunedin, FL)

When:
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:
271 Main Street in Dunedin, FL

Cost:
Free Admission

Dunedin is one of the oldest towns on the west coast of Florida, just a short drive from Tampa and home to the Downtown Dunedin Art Festival. The Downtown Dunedin Art Festival runs down Main Street and showcases award-winning fine artists. Meet the artists and explore an array of mediums including sculpture, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media and more!

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Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival 11/28/20 & 11/29/20

21st  Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival (Delray Beach, FL)

When:
Saturday, November 28th, 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 29th, 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:
401 E Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, FL

Cost:
Free Admission

This annual juried art festival of hand-crafted artwork including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and much more, hosts hundreds of artists exhibiting and selling their work in an outdoor gallery. Skip Black Friday and come browse original arts and fine crafts from over 100 exhibitors. You’ll be sure to find something unique for everyone on your holiday gift list! The show starts at the entrance of E Atlantic Ave and NE 4th Ave in the heart of downtown. The show will proceed north on NE 4th Ave for two full blocks. The show then heads east on NE 2nd St to SE 5th Ave.

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10th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival – 11/14/20 & 11/15/20

10th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival with Craft Marketplace ART SECTION  (Estero, FL)

When:
Saturday, November 14th, 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 15th, 2020
10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:
23106 Fashion Drive in Estero, FL

Cost:
Free Admission

We made a great change! We were able to move the December Coconut Point show to November 14-15, 2020 plus we have added a craft marketplace! Set-up will be on Friday from 10am – 5pm. Coconut Point is located between the borders of Estero and Bonita Springs just between Naples and Fort Myers. The property has 1.2 million square feet of retail space, office condos and residential housing. With 113 stores and 25 restaurants – all surrounding several acres of lakes and boardwalk, Coconut Point is the place for people to, shop, dine, work, gather and live. Exhibitors that were scheduled to participate on the original St Armand’s Circle dates do not need to reapply; if you are interested in participating in the October show, please email info@artfestival.com.

Safety measures in place for the socially-distanced, outdoor art event:
• All attendees are asked to wear a mask upon entering the Festival, with the exception of children aged 2 and under.
• Entrances and exits will be monitored for one-way traffic.
• Visitors should reserve free time slot on Eventbrite.
• Social distancing is required between artists and patrons, and patron groups.
• Patrons are asked to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, awaiting test results for COVID-19, or show any symptoms of the virus.
• Guests are also asked to utilize hand-washing and sanitizing stations on a regular basis and avoid casual touching.

Creating Contemporary Art with a Coastal Twist

Jennifer is a mixed media artist who lives in Sarasota, Florida where she creates colorful collages out of her home studio. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, followed by 25 years in the art business, she exhibits her work in galleries in Texas and Florida. Once managing galleries in San Francisco, and Austin, Jennifer has been exposed to an immense amount of art, helping her to refine her taste and develop a truly unique style.   Her work has been featured on the cover and in editorials of The Islander magazine,Coast magazine, GalvestonMonthly, The Daily News, as well as in Ticket Sarasota. The Gulf Coast beaches, birds, flowers and seasons continually provide fresh inspiration. Her mixed media works reflect island life, filled with bright-saturated colors and whimsy. Acrylic on panel, painted then collaged, her pieces are playful and happy. Text, stories and words are ripped and cut, along with decorative papers they sit on top of painted surfaces. They celebrate the beauty of coastal living and tell a story of life at the beach!

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SRQ Magazine – May 12th, 2020

Layers of Positive Vibrations

BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING TUESDAY MAY 12, 2020

From Texas to Sarasota, established mixed media artist Jennifer Peck migrated to the Creative Coast of Florida to immerse herself in the tropical island life she daydreamed about back in the Lonestar State. The beaches, birds, flowers and gulf coast landscapes she’s surrounded by now provide endless inspiration for her playful mixed media pieces. 

Filled with bright-saturated colors and whimsical shapes, Peck utilizes acrylic paint on a panel as the background before creating the subject matter by collaging various decorative layers and pieces of patterned paper on top.

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“Through the paper, I can offer attention to detail with a playful twist,” she says. Also integrated through much of her art are carefully-chosen words, phrases, sheet music or even maps of Sarasota—ripped or cut from print, then carefully placed in the scene. “The paper often contains text that provides something thought-provoking,” she says, “while the threads of metallic shine and add life to the pieces.” Often, you will also find small pictures of people swimming, scuba diving or on rafts inside the images.

What starts as simply a painted surface, intricately builds up to become an inimitable, eye-catching and multi-dimensional giclee on canvas.

Having recently finished all four of the colored lifeguard towers on Siesta Key Beach, each piece tells a story of life at the beach with cherry-picked words placed within the structures and umbrellas. For instance, cut-outs of “99% Quartz Crystal” text, as well as "carried by rivers," are hidden in the yellow and red lifeguard stands of  'Positive Vibrations'—symbolizing the healing power of Siesta’s famous quartz sand, carried down by a river all the way from the Appalachians. 

Peck regularly participates in the Florida fine art festival circuit—exhibiting in shows from Dunedin to Naples, to Winterpark and the Atlantic side. Peck hopes to connect with the local community soon once Sarasota’s many outdoor art festivals are able to return again. In the meantime, you can shop her embellished giclees here.

Pictured: 'Positive Vibrations,' courtesy of Jennifer Peck Fine Art

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Behind the Scenes at Jennifer Peck’s Studio

I love being outdoors! Getting connected with nature illuminates and motivates me.  In the sun, under bright skies is when I’m the happiest, so chasing that feeling and relaying it is what moves me into the studio. Days at the beach fill me with inspiration as I am always in awe of nature, its beauty and intricacies. The birds, flowers and coastal life of the gulf are my muse and I delight in studying them and how they relate to the world.   I hope to communicate my joy in the creative process, because constructing my work is so fun for me.  My obsession with art history and drawing drove me to receive a BFA, and ever since I have been experimenting to develop work that is authentic and unique. After painting acrylic backgrounds, I create the subject matter with paper, which is cut or ripped, then layered and collaged.  Through the paper, I can offer attention to detail with a playful twist. The paper often contains text that provides something thought provoking, and threads of metallic that shine and add life to the pieces.   I regularly hear that my work makes people happy, and I am so pleased to be the conduit of that emotion for them. I believe joy, itself, does have meaning and substance, and has importance in art.  So my greatest honor has been to give back, through my work, by spreading joy to the people who view it.

Galveston Monthly – June 22nd, 2017

New Hibiscus Series

 A New Hibiscus Series to The Old Galveston Trading Company

Jennifer Peck’s recent trip to Galveston brought a new hibiscus series to The Old Galveston Trading Company. The botanicals are luscious and abundant, highlighting  colorful varieties of hibiscus on top of philodendron and fan palms. The show, titled “Beautiful and Brief”, celebrates the sudden and fleeting moments of beauty the hibiscus blooms offer.

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For July, Jennifer sent from Florida new embellished prints to offer something in all price ranges, along with the original mixed media pieces the store is already exhibiting. Also new this summer is “Ringo Starr” the latest addition to her popular Octopus collection. The piece was inspired by the Beatle who wrote “Octopus’s Garden”. The “garden” Ringo learned, is a pile of shiny objects octopus collect as they travel the ocean floor and leave at their den doorway. In the piece you will see parts of lyrics from the song with musical notes to go along with it. It is fitting that is embellished with lots of shiny bling, sparkling paper and gems. The Old Galveston Trading Company is offering “Ringo Starr” in a variety of sizes and prices. 

 

 The Old Galveston Trading Company is located at 2115 Postoffice Street 409.599.7635

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