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happy spring everybody! we will be in naples this weekend for the 5th avenue art festival. the show runs from 10-5 on march 21 and 22...in downtown naples. we will be in booth 175. come out if you can. its going to be a beautiful weekend. thanks for reading. ps...gallery #8 has newly finished paintings...all are available as of march 20, 2015… Continue reading… 0 comments

this is our upcoming Florida art fair schedule... January 10&11...Bonita Springs national art festival January 30,31 and Feb 1...Images, New Smyrna Beach February 14,15&16...Coconut Grove art festival...(Miami) February 21&22...Naples national art festival March 13,14&15...Under the Oaks...Vero Beach March 21&22...Naples downtown art festival April 18&19...Mainsail art festival...St Petersburg April 25&26...Melbourne art festival Happy New Year! please visit and like my facebook page..… Continue reading… 0 comments

the 28th annual Boca Museum of Art juried art festival takes place at Mizner Park in Boca this weekend. our booth number is 42...and we look forward to our time there. peggy has been busy completing several new paintings for this show...including this one...its 4'x5'...and titled "a feather is not a bird". thanks for reading...hope to see you there… Continue reading… 0 comments

you are invited to come out to Coconut Point in Estero, Fl this weekend for the new years weekend art festival there. look for us in booth number 16. we will have several brand new pieces on display...including this one..."walk on the wild side". the show is open from 10-5 both Saturday and Sunday and we hope you can make it. next weekend we will be back in the area at the Miromar outlet center for the hotworks! estero fine art festival. we hope to see you at one of these fine events. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are back in the melbourne art festival this weekend after a few years away. after having good results in the new smyrna beach and vero beach art festivals earlier this year we are hoping for a good turn out and great weather so the fine folks in the melbourne area can come out and enjoy this well thought of event. the weather looks to be cooperating with a great forecast...so we are looking forward to a fun weekend...we hope you can join us. attached is a new painting...16"_16"...from a series we are nicknaming "the splatter series"... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

You are invited to Vinoy Park in downtown St Petersburg, Fl this weekend for the Mainsail Art Festival. We hope you can come out and spend part of your weekend with us. We will have several new paintings in the booth including the one shown here. this is "let it be",and it is a 48"_48" original watercolor on canvas. Our florida season is wrapping up with two more shows after this one. Next weekend we will visit downtown Melbourne for their art fair and then we go to amelia island for the Fernandina beach shrimp festival and the art festival that takes place there on the first weekend in may. After that we will make our way back to Wisconsin for the summer.Our first art fair back in the Midwest will be the old Capiton art fair in Springfield, Il on the 18th and 19th of may… Continue reading… 0 comments

tarpon springs is the place to be this weekend...the rain is gone and it looks to be a fabulous weekend to visit beautiful craig park for the annual art festival there. we missed this show last year...so are happy to be back in 2013. attached here is a pic of one of the new pieces we will have in our booth this weekend. hope to see you in tarpon. thanks for reading… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are off to boca grande, florida for the art and wine festival there this weekend. this small show takes place at the boca grande resort on saturday and sunday march 23&24. boca grande is located south of englewood, fl and is on a beautiful barrier island. we hope the folks there will spend part of their weekend checking out the artists booths. let us know if you need further directions or info. also wanted to acknowledge a comment made in a review of the vero beach art fair by megan hoots of the lighthouse gallery in downtown vero... "I also really enjoyed Peggy Engsberg's watercolors on canvas. Her palette is rich, and sophisticated, while her abstract forms are beautifully controlled and calculated." thanks to megan for those kind words... and thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

February, 9&10...for the Boca Raton museum of art...fine art festival which takes place in mizner park. we've not done this show before and are looking forward to it. the weather forecast for the weekend looks to be great...so we hope to see big crowds out to enjoy the event. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

look for us this weekend in downtown st petersburg, fl at this first time event. its being held near "the pier" on the waterfront and on the grounds of the st petersburg art museum near straub park. its a three day event beginning friday dec 14th from 1pm to 5pm...then saturday and sunday from 10-5. we will be in booth #62 and the weather forecast for this weekend is fabulous with temps in the mid 70's and lots of sun. we hope you can come out and spend some time with us on a beautiful weekend. attached is a picture of our art fair booth with some of peggy's new artwork. our new florida show schedule for 2013 is rounding into shape and will be posted soon in the "about section"...so please watch for that… Continue reading… 0 comments

we hope everyone had a great holiday season. it was quiet for us as we have not had an art fair in a month. that all changes this weekend as we are heading south for the naples new years art fair on 5th avenue. we have booth number 180 and look forward to a great weekend. peggy has been busy painting during this downtime and we will have a lot of new work for you to see. the one you see pictured here is called "bird on a wire" and its just one of many new pieces. peggy also has a new video on you tube...its a short interview done for the "artist finder" website. if you visit the you tube site and search for "peggy furlin" you will find the short video which was recorded at the artscape festival in downtown st petersburg in november… Continue reading… 0 comments

holmes beach on anna maria island is the location for this weekends winterfest art fair. saturday and sunday...december 10&11 from 10-5. we hope you can come out and be a part of this fun event. here is a recap of what we have been up to since we arrived in florida in november... dunedin art harvest... disney festival of the masters... artscape...in st peterburg... the naples fall art festival... we thank everyone who came out to these november art fairs for their support. none of this happens without you...the art patrons. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we will be in the town of Lake Wales this weekend for the 40th annual art festival there. just head for the lakeshore of beautiful Lake Wailes and you will be sure to find us. this will be our first time at this event...and we hope to see a lot of folks out to enjoy another beautiful weather weekend in central florida. attached is a pic of our van which you may see driving around town this weekend. be the first person in our booth to mention this blog and receive a free gift...both on saturday and sunday... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

well...the gasparilla festival of the arts is in the books...and we had a good show. thanks to all who came out to support this popular event. peggy was thrilled to win the 41st "anniversary award" which is sponsored each year by the festival founders. she is still "walking on air" and I couldn't be happier for her...she really works hard and its so nice when she gets a little recognition. march continues now with the "under the oaks" art festival in vero beach...as of this writing the weather forecast looks very good for the weekend...and so we invite you all to come out and support this great event. the festival opens on friday and runs thru sunday... we hope to see you there... thanks for reading... ps..… Continue reading… 1 comment

downtown tampa is the site for the 2011 gasparilla festival...it will take place in curtis hixson waterfront park right on the hillsbourough river. our booth number is #2 located right on the river...so we have some beautiful riverfront property...for this weekend at least. the festival hours are 9-6 on saturday and 10-5 on sunday and we certainly hope to see you there. we have a gift for the first person to stop in our booth and mention this blog. you can find out what it is by reading the previous blog post...or better yet by stopping in at gasparilla. we want to thank a couple of patrons who made purchases from us down at the sanibel island rotary art festival two weeks ago. first to barb and ira who bought a piece for their master bedroom..… Continue reading… 0 comments

look for us in the sanibel rotary club art festival this weekend. the weather is going to be beautiful and we hope huge crowds come out to the island to enjoy some outdoor time and take in this popular gulf coast event. the hours are 10-5 on saturday and 10-4 on sunday and the show site is located on periwinkle drive so you can't miss it. once again we are offering one of peggy's 6"_8" ceramic tile reproductions to the first patron who stops in our booth and mentions this blog. we will make this offer for both saturday and sunday. we hope you can take advantage and stop by this weekend. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

this weekend we will be in mount dora, fl for one of our very favorite festivals of the year. we hope to see you there! the hours will be 10-5 both sat and sun. once again we will make this offer...the first person to stop in our booth and mention this blog will have their choice of one of our 6"_8" ceramic tile reproductions of one of peggy's paintings. this offer is good both saturday and sunday. attached is a brand new piece that peggy just finished this week...it will be on display in mount dora. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

this weekend is the suncoast arts festival in wesley chapel, fl at "the shops at wiregrass". peggy has been working hard the past two weeks so we have a lot of new work to display this weekend... one is attached here. http://www.suncoastartsfest.com/index.htm use this link for all the info. we hope to see big crowds...the weekend looks to be sunny, dry...and a little bit on the cool side...but should be ideal for an art fair. we will once again be offering a free 6"_8" ceramic tile reproduction to the first person who stops into our booth and mentions that they saw this blog. we will offer the free tile both on saturday and sunday. we'll look for you at wiregrass this weekend... thanks for reading.. 0 comments

we are still on the waitlist for bonita. we are hoping to get a call because we would love to do the show and are ready to head out at a moments notice. we want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out and attended our first two shows this year...the first in naples on new year weekend and then again last weekend in cape coral...both shows were very good for us and we are indeed grateful for all the support. we were hoping we would know by now about the bonita show but since we don't, all we can say is...if you are going to the show you can either look around for us or give us a call and we will let you know if we are there or not. these waitlists are a tough situation and we are currently waitlisted for two other art fairs coming up..… Continue reading… 0 comments

on january 8th and 9th, 2011 for the annual downtown art festival. this is a big show but an easy walk as the booths all are back to back down the center of east cape coral parkway...starting at the del prado intersection. the weather forecast for the weekend looks GREAT... dry with sun and temps in the 70's...art fair weather doesn't get much beter than that. we hope you can include the art festival in your weekend plans...and if you do come out...please stop in our booth and say hi. as a special weekend bonus...the first person who stops by on saturday and sunday and mentions this blog will receive their choice of one of our 6_8 ceramic tile prints...absolutely free. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

since our last blog...we exhibited in two festivals...one in ft myers and the second on anna maria island. the weather was a problem at both events with cold fronts moving in overnight on saturday bringing rain and chilly temps...even closing the anna maria show early on sunday. now after two weekends off...we are looking forward to new years weekend in downtown naples, fl. this art fair takes place on 5th avenue and the weather is promising to be warm and dry(fingers crossed!)...so we are hoping to see big crowds out and about. our booth is number 36...and peggy has been busy painting and will have many new pieces being displayed for the very first time. happy new year! thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

first things first...we would like to wish everyone a peaceful and happy thanksgiving. we will be spending part of this thanksgiving day setting up for the sanibel masters art festival...which will be taking place on friday and saturday. it is the festival formerly known as "big arts"...and has been a thanksgiving fixture on sanibel island for many years...and we look forward to our first visit. if you are in the area we hope you make the art festival part of your holiday celebration. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we will be in deland this weekend for this years edition of the fall festival of art. deland is a great little "old florida" city and we enjoy the time we spend there. the show takes place downtown on the main drag and with a perfect weekend weather forecast...this promises to be a great event for the folks in the central florida area. peggy has been working on some sand hill crane paintings and we will have several on display this weekend. we hope to see you there... thanks for reading… Continue reading… 0 comments

see you at the temple terrace arts festival this weekend...on the banks of the hillsborough river in riverside park...in temple terrace florida. with perfect weather on tap for the weekend...we hope to see big crowds out to enjoy this great event. next weekend we will be in deland for the fall festival of the arts... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

well...we are back in florida for the fall and winter art fair season. the drive down from wisconsin was uneventful...which is the way we like it. we left wisconsin early friday and after an overnight in kentucky...we arrived in palmetto on saturday evening...and have been unpacking and getting organized ever since. the art festivals start this coming weekend in dunedin...with "art harvest". last year was our first and we look forward to going back for our second time. the weekend forecast is looking to be spectacular with sunshine and cooler temps with low humidity. we hope everyone is in the mood for an art fair...see you in dunedin! I've attached the newest painting straight out of peggy's studio. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are in cedar key this weekend for the "old florida celebration of art" fine art festival...we hope a lot of folks make it out this weekend to visit this quaint little gulf side community. please note...our booth number has been switched and we now are in booth number 30 and we are located right in front of the cedar key city hall. thanks for reading...and have a great weekend..… Continue reading… 0 comments

after ten in a row... probably perfect timing for us as both of us have come down with some kind of head chest cold combo package that has just kicked our butts. mine more than peggy's as she seems much tougher than me and has been working pretty much right straight through it all...on pieces for next weekends art festival in cedar key. cedar key is one of the last unspoiled places left in florida...we are looking forward to a fun weekend. our booth number is 120 and we are happy to be on an end spot so peggy will have room to demonstrate her painting technique. we hope you can come out to the old florida celebration of art on historic cedar key...on april 24 & 25...call or email if you need any help finding cedar key… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are off to "gator country" for the 41st annual santa fe college spring art festival in gainesville being held this weekend. the weather forecast looks to be sunny and dry so we are looking forward to big crowds in downtown gainesville for this community event. we have booth number 229. this show will be our tenth in a row and our second to last show in florida before we head back north to wisconsin and our midwest schedule of art festivals for the spring and summer. I will post our upcoming schedule sometime in the next two weeks so check back for that and also for details on our next florida show in cedar key on april 24&25. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we never got a call from winter park where we were on the waiting list for the WP sidewalk art fair...so we headed for the artsfest show in stuart last weekend. I'm happy to report that we were very impressed with stuart and with the art fair. the organizers are doing a lot of things right...and the crowds who attended the fair all weekend are a testement to that. we think this show has a bright future. we have two patrons to mention and pass along a big thank you to for their support...first to jerilyn b. who got the show off to a great start...when early on saturday she purchased several pieces for use in her homes in florida and pennsylvania...and secondly to dennis b who purchased a large piece on sunday for his new home in florida… Continue reading… 1 comment

will be our destination this weekend. seems like the weather will be ideal for visiting an art festival and we hope many folks will come out. we have booth number 96 and its a corner booth so with the extra room available it will make it easier for peggy to demonstrate during the day. we are still trying to contact richard hodder about a purchase he made from us last weekend in vero beach. if you read this please contact us...thanks. thats all for now...we'll see you in stuart..… Continue reading… 0 comments

if by some chance mr or mrs richard hodder reads this blog this week...we would appreciate it if you could give us a phone call at 414 510 8087 at your convenience. it is in regard to the original sunflower painting that you purchased from us in vero beach this past weekend. thanks so much... check back here later this week for info about our next art fair...we will either be in winter park...or stuart...as we wait to find out about the winter park waitlist. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

hi all... live from leesburg, fl...where it is sunny and cool...probably about 64 degrees and we are sitting on main street downtown and we have booth number 709. its 4pm and the crowd has thinned significantly. probably time to start hoping for a better day tomorrow. we did have one good sale today to mr & mrs gary c. from leesburg...they purchased a pair of sand hill crane paintings and we are very appreciative of their kind patronage. attached is a pic of one of the pair. on another positive note...peggy had two pieces selected for judging...which is always a nice compliment. she won a prize here last year...it would be very nice to do that again. we'll find out tonight at the award dinner...we'll keep our fingers crossed til then… Continue reading… 0 comments

that's where we will be this weekend. the festival takes place at the miromar shopping village located at the corkscrew road exit and just east of I-75. estero is located between fort myers and naples. the festival will be open between 10am and 5pm on both saturday and sunday...we will be in space #33...and peggy will be demonstrating her painting technique at our booth all weekend long. attached is a brand new 12_12 painting that we will have on display this weekend. we hope you all make plans to come to estero and take in the art festival this weekend... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are off to orlando this weekend for the downtown art and living expo...which takes place on the streets adjacent to lake eola in downtown orlando. its a beautiful setting for an art festival and they have some top notch music acts on tap for the weekend as well. we exhibited at this show last year and were impressed by the large crowds that turned out. this year we have a "chamber of commerce" weather forecast for the weekend so we hope to again see big crowds out to enjoy the festivities in beautiful downtown orlando. attached is a pic of a piece we will have on display this weekend... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

thanks to the folks who attended the mount dora art festival last weekend...and there were a lot of them. the weather was not as good as hoped for...it was cool and windy but the sun was out part of the time and it was dry. so all in all it was a successful weekend for us. we heard many positive comments about peggy's artwork over the weekend which is always appreciated. one patron in particular, ms. ginny stiles, included some very kind words in her art blog over the weekend...and we thank her for those...here is a link to her blog if you would like to pay her a virtual visit. http://ginnystiles.blogspot.com up next for us is a trip down to jupiter, florida on the east coast for the arti gras art fest held at the abacoa town center… Continue reading… 0 comments

we begin our stretch of ten art fair weekends in a row with a great festival in mount dora, florida. the artists line the streets of the downtown area and along with the music and food it has become one of the most popular events during the winter art season. this will be our second visit to this art festival and we enjoyed our time here last year so we are looking forward to the 2010 edition. the forecast is calling for sunny and cool weather and we hope to see big crowds out and about in mount dora. we used our two week break to paint the display walls of our art fair canopy and they will be making their debut in mt dora this weekend...our goal was to freshen up our display and to provide a more striking background for peggys artwork… Continue reading… 0 comments

we have a weekend off before we start a string of 10 consecutive weekends of art fairs. we will be covering a large part of the state of florida as we travel as far north as gainesville...as far south as estero and over to the east coast of florida for shows in vero beach and stuart. you can check out the complete schedule on the about section on this website...just click on "about" and scroll down to find it. attached is a new 12_24 piece recently completed and soon to be on display in our booth. we hope everyone has a great weekend and that we might see you at an art fair somewhere in florida over the next ten weeks... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

after a weekend without an art fair...we will be in downtown sarasota this weekend for the sarasota masters art festival...which takes place on palm avenue. it will be both saturday and sunday from 10-5 and we have booth space #61. the weather forecast is calling for sunny skies and warm temps...and we are hoping to see large crowds out and about in downtown sarasota. we hope to see you too... attached is a pic of a new piece we will have on display this weekend. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we are in cape coral this weekend...our booth number is 105...we are near the wendy's restaurant and we hope to see you there. dress warmly (seems odd to say for a florida art fair) but the weather has been rather un-florida like for the past week and a half. attached is a newly finished still life that will be for sale in our booth this weekend. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we will be at the royal palm place shopping village this weekend for the boca raton fine art festival...the show runs from 10-5 on saturday and sunday and we will be in booth numbers 11&12...peggy will be demonstrating her watercolor on canvas painting technique during show hours and we hope to see a big turnout for the first weekend art fair of 2010! attached here is a new piece we will have at the boca festival this weekend. royal palm place is located at the intersection of south federal hwy and s.e. mizner blvd. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 2 comments

coming up for us...we will be crossing the sunshine skyway bridge on saturday morning enroute to the art market on the patio in downtown pass a grille...that show runs from 9am til at least 2pm...afterward we will head on over to gulfport for the evening art walk...from 6-10pm. these are both fun events and we hope to see many folks out enjoying the holiday weekend. attached is a new 11"_14" palm tree painting that is one of a set of three pieces that we will have on display this saturday. peggy and I would like to thank all of our patrons for their support this year and we hope everyone has a peaceful and happy holiday season. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

is the locale for our art fair this weekend...the show takes place in holmes beach and we have booth #38. there is great music, food and a lot of top quality artists at this show...so if you are in the area this weekend...it is worth the trip to this beautiful part of florida to take in "winterfest 2009"… Continue reading… 0 comments

in fort myers will be the site of this weekends art fair. its "the gulf coast masters fine art festival" and it will be held at this beautiful outdoor shopping and entertainment destination situated on I-75 near the airport in fort myers, fl. its going to be a pretty full weekend for us as peggy will be giving a workshop at the cape coral art center this friday...the topic will be "all about painting transparent watercolors on watercolor canvas". there is still limited room available in the workshop so if you might be interested you can contact the cape coral art center for more info. attached is a new palm painting that was recently completed and will be available in ft myers this weekend. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

this weekend we will be in cocoa beach for the space coast art festival...we are in booth number 244...which is on the far west side of the show grounds...so look for us there. we hope you all had an enjoyable thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing many of you in cocoa beach this weekend. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

downtown deland, florida will be our destination this weekend for the deland fall festival of art. we hope it is your destination as well. this is a high quality art fair with good food and music...sure to make for a fun day for all who visit. the show hours are 10-5 both saturday and sunday and our booth number is 78...we are across the street from firehouse subs...yum yum. attached here is a painting peggy just finished. this is one of two similar pieces that we will have in our booth this weekend. we look forward to seeing you in deland... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

it was a fabulous weather weekend in dunedin for the art harvest art festival...we enjoyed being part of this very well run art event. we need to thank the mohalski family for their support last weekend...they took home two original paintings and we hope they get much enjoyment from their purchases. this weekend we will be part of the art festival in temple terrace...we have booth space number 6...and the weather forecast again looks to be terrific so we hope many folks are making plans to come out and see the artwork. contact us if you need any more info or directions... thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

greetings from the sunshine state... we have arrived in florida for the winter art fair season. we were happy to have a safe and uneventful trip down after stopping to deliver a commissioned piece to sue and brad w. in western springs, il. they have a beautiful home and the painting was a perfect addition to the kitchen/dining area. we thank them for their support. our first art fair in florida will be this weekend...nov 7&8...in dunedin, fl. its the 46th annual "art harvest". we will be in booth space #157 and look forward to our first time in this popular art fair. show hours are 10-5 both saturday and sunday and the weather looks to be near perfect for the weekend. we hope to see you there. we have two more folks to thank for their support...pat and rudy p… Continue reading… 0 comments

is this weekend. we will be open 10-5 both saturday and sunday october 24th and 25th and you can find out all the info at http://www.earthwoodandfiretour.com we also have some upcoming florida art fair dates to tell you about...I will be updating the winter 2010 schedule shortly but here are the florida art fairs for the rest of 2009... nov 7&8...art harvest in dunedin nov 14 & 15...temple terrace nov 21 & 22...downtown deland fine art fair nov 28 & 29...space coast fine art fair...cocoa beach dec 5 & 6 gulf coast town center art fair...estero dec 12 & 13 winter art fest anna maria/holmes beach we are certainly looking forward to starting the florida fair season...we hope to see you in november… Continue reading… 1 comment

this is the weekend of the 25th annual melbourne fine art fair...held in historic downtown melbourne, fl. the weather looks to be fabulous all weekend long...so we hope to see large crowds come out to enjoy the art, music and food. we are in booth #132 on the eastern end of the show site. this is our final florida show this spring...next weekend we will be in bolingbrook, il for a show there...before heading for home in lake mills, wi and a spring and summer full of shows all around the midwest. thanks for reading..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we had a good weekend in estero...at the miromar fine art fair. its the second show we've done this "season" that is run by the "Hotworks" group. both have been well organized, well run events with a helpful staff and some nice amenities for the artists. we look forward to doing more of their shows in the future. many folks joined the ranks of the "peg-heads" this past weekend and we want to thank them all for their patronage...in particular...mr & mrs gillhooley as well as john b. who all live in naples... and mr & mrs adkins who live in bonita springs. the purchases these folks made really helped make our show a success. the picture shown here is peggy demonstrating at the art fair this past weekend..… Continue reading… 1 comment

the tarpon springs fine art festival was not blessed with the best weather this past weekend...but all in all...it was a well run and well attended event. saturday was warm and very windy...gusts to 45 mph...so that always makes for a tough day...then overnight on saturday a cool front blew thru and brought some t-storms and cooler temps for sunday. some off and on rain showers hung around til about 11 am but then the afternoon improved with some sunshine, lighter winds and pleasant temps. here is a link to more pics from tarpon springs...including some pics of the incredible "live oak" branch that hugged our tent all weekend... http://www.flickr.com/photos/35744245@N03/sets/72157616101059307/ some happy news from tarpon...peggy won a merit award..… Continue reading… 0 comments

after a great three day weekend show in winter park (picture shows peggy attracting a crowd at our booth)...we are headed for the "art on the bayou" event in tarpon springs this weekend. our booth number is 12 and we are located on spring bayou. we hope many of you will come out to the show...and check out the historic city of tarpon springs. next weekend we will be in estero at the miromar mall art fair and I'll post more info on that next week. a quick note on the winter park show...we want to thank tillman and alice of winter park for their kind support...they purchased a geranium painting and when we delivered it to them on saturday evening...tillman had prepared dinner for us. so we enjoyed a great homemade meal with our newest patrons. a nice art fair bonus… Continue reading… 0 comments

this is what the eastern sky looked like as we arrived in pass-a-grille last saturday morning...a beautiful start to a beautiful day at the art market. here is a link to some more pics of the art market, pass-a-grille and the gulf of mexico. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35744245@N03/sets/72157615397332566/ next up for us is the winter park sidewalk art festival...march 20, 21 & 22...its the 50th edition...and it takes place on park avenue in downtown winter park, fl...which is a suburb a little north of orlando. its a three day event...starting friday morning at 9am and going thru sunday. this is one of the very best art festivals of the year and we are happy to be a part of it. as of today (monday) the weekend forecast looks great..… Continue reading… 0 comments

the leesburg art festival was a well organized and well run event...we thank the show committee for all of their hard work. they treated the artists very well with some nice amenities. peggy won one of twelve merit awards for her fractured geranium painting...(shown here)...its always nice to earn a little recognition from the judges. there was a lot going on last weekend in leesburg...you can check out more pictures at our flicker site...here is a link... http://www.flickr.com/photos/35744245@N03/sets/72157615076499534/ this saturday we will be at the patio on the gulf of mexico up in pass-a-grille...for the saturday art market. its one of our favorite venues for an art fair...its almost like going to the beach. contact us if you need more details or directions to pass-a-grille… Continue reading… 0 comments

we had quite a weekend in punta gorda. we were lucky enough to be included in the adopt an artist program and we stayed overnight on friday and saturday at the very lovely home of kathleen d. of punta gorda...we can't thank her enough for her kindness...thanks also to show promoter richard sullivan for putting the program together. the peace river national art fair was a tale of two completely different days...weatherwise. while saturday was sunny and mild with great attendance...the pic is of peggy demonstrating on saturday and attracting quite a large group of interested patrons... sunday was almost a washout...or should I say wind out? a cold front blew through early on sunday morning...with only about 20 minutes of light rain..… Continue reading… 1 comment

this is our booth at the downtown orlando art expo last weekend. I'm trying something new this week...we'll see if it works out...I've posted several pics from last weekends show on the flickr website if anyone cares to take a look and see more of the show...here is a link... http://www.flickr.com/photos/35744245@N03/ now its on to punta gorda and laishley park for the 2009 peace river national art festival this weekend. the park has been completely renovated since the hurricane damage it suffered several years ago and should provide a beautiful setting for this years show. we've not done this show before and are looking forward to visiting punta gorda. our booth space is number 38 and the weekend forecast looks good..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we will be in orlando this weekend...right downtown on beautiful lake eola...for the 2009 orlando downtown art & living expo. it will be taking place on north eola drive from 11 to 6 on both saturday and sunday feb 21 & 22. there will be art...music...food...and beverage...and the admission is free. for more info you can visit www.downtownorlandoproperties.com and check out all the different live music acts that will be performing all weekend long the weather forecast for the weekend is calling for sunny and cool conditions...with high temps in the mid 60's. and that sounds about right for a great weekend to visit the fifth edition of this great event. we hope many of you will make plans to come out and enjoy everything that downtown orlando has to offer… Continue reading… 0 comments

what a fabulous art fair! HUGE crowds...great weather...and the top notch mount dora center for the arts organization made for a wonderful weekend at the 34th annual mount dora art fair. we need to thank all the folks who became patrons and we certainly appreciate their support. the lavoie family(they bought the piece shown here), the robels family, the monroe family and the carr family all purchased significant pieces of peggy's work...so we just want to send out a special thank-you to them...and to everyone else who made purchases at our booth. our season continues this week as we head south to estero, florida and the coconut point art fair. this show is held on the grounds of the coconut point town center which is a fabulous shopping and entertainment complex on highway 41 near estero… Continue reading… 0 comments

at the 2009 Mount Dora Art Festival this weekend. its been a chilly week here in florida...but the weekend promises to be sunny and warm...just in time for our first appearance at this well known show. we won't find out where our booth space is til saturday morning so if you have a problem finding us or want to know our exact location...please give us a call on saturday morning (414 510 8087) and we will have directions for you. we are excited to make the trip to beautiful mount dora...and looking forward to a great art fair...hope to see you there. following mount dora we go south on feb 14&15 for a show in estero at the coconut point town center. this is one fabulous shopping area and a great spot for an art fair… Continue reading… 1 comment

after a great weekend in st pete beach...we are looking forward to our show this weekend at st armand's circle in sarasota, florida. this is a very nice shopping and dining area close to the gulf and lido beach. its also a great venue for this well attended art fair with approx 200 artists setting up on the circle and surrounding streets. after a rainy thursday and friday...the forecast is calling for a cool and sunny weekend which should be perfect for anyone who wants to come out and take a walk around st armands and enjoy the sights and sounds. we hope many of you will make it a point to come out to the art fair this weekend...and if you do...we are in booth number 26...which is on the avenue of the presidents. see you there! here is a link to more info... http://www.artfestivalContinue reading… 1 comment

we did two art fairs last weekend on a chilly saturday...starting with the pass-a-grille art market...and then we drove over to gulfport for the artwalk. the attached pic shows our booth...under the lights. we want to pass along our thanks to mr a. warren who purchased an original watercolor at the pass-a-grille show. we enjoyed speaking with him at the show that day and we really appreciate his patronage. the weather looks to be a little more florida-like for this coming weekend when we will again be at the pass-a-grille art market on saturday...and then on sunday we will be in st pete beach at the suntan art group beach art market. we did the show back in december and look forward to going back. its a great location right on gulf drive and adjacent to the beach… Continue reading… 0 comments

well...I guess its "so long 2008...hello 2009". we are looking forward to the new year. we have been fortunate enough to have been juried into some of the top art fairs in florida this spring...so we look forward to those. and we also have been having fun with the smaller shows sponsored by the suntan art group up in st pete beach and pass-a-grille...they take place right on the gulf of mexico...in fact...the holiday greetings in the pic were scratched into the sand on st pete beach. we will be in pass-a-grille again this saturday at the saturday art market...and possibly will be there on sunday at the sunday bazaar which is a market featuring art, produce, antiques and more...its also held on "the patio" on pass-a-grille beach...as long as there is no rain in the forecast for sunday..… Continue reading… 0 comments

we enjoyed our time at the saturday art market last weekend. the show has really grown in numbers and in quality...with many new artists on the patio. it seems to be a perfect compliment to a saturday "at the beach" in pass-a-grille. (the pic shows a historic marker...with the story of pass-a-grille.) we will be there again on dec 27, jan 3,17, and 24. hope to see you there. also on dec 28 and jan 25 we will be part of an art fair in st pete beach. it will take place from 10am to 4pm on those two sundays...please contact us or the suntan art group for more info on these shows. happy holidays to everyone...we thank you all for your support thru the year and we look forward to seeing you at an art fair in the future. thanks for reading. peace..… Continue reading… 0 comments

it was quite a weekend in cocoa beach at the 45th annual space coast art fair last weekend. saturday was a beautiful day...and a lot of people came out to enjoy the atmosphere in downtown cocoa beach. peggy was happy to have two of her art works selected for judging...which is pretty impressive in an art fair of this quality. and we must thank the leader family from cleveland, ohio for their support as they purchased an original watercolor from us on saturday...and we hope they had no problems getting it back home to ohio. sunday turned out to be a windy day with a pretty good chance of afternoon showers...not good, cause we were hoping to see the space shuttle make a landing at nearby cape kennedy. alas sunday was both good and bad… Continue reading… 0 comments

a big thanks to hotworks ltd for putting together a very nice art fair at the miromar outlet mall (shown here) in estero, florida. it was quite a weather weekend with saturday being very hot and humid while sunday...thanks to a cold front passing thru on saturday night...turned out to be cool, crisp and sunny. so there was something for just about everyone in the weather department. we were happy to have had some success at the show and would like to thank Mary L who lives in cape coral...she bought a large original watercolor...one of our favorites...we hope she gets many years of enjoyment from her purchase. now we prepare for the "fall festival of arts" in deland florida coming up this weekend. we've not done this show before but have been told its a well run..… Continue reading… 0 comments

greetings... we are in florida...and heading to estero and the miromar outlet mall for their fine art show this weekend. it is located on corkscrew road just east of I-75. hope many of you can come out to the show. shown is a new 12_12 original iris painting that we will have at the estero show. also wanted to let everyone know that our new winter art fair schedule is posted on peggys profile page...not all the jurying has been completed so some shows (as noted) are tentative as of now...but we will keep it updated as we receive further notifications. thanks for reading... hope to see you at the shows..… Continue reading… 0 comments

despite the fact that the temperature in wisconsin this morning (monday april 28) was 35 degrees with snow flurries...and that the forecast for our show saturday in madison is mid 50's and rain...despite all of that...we are heading for home...and we will hopefully pull in sometime on thursday may 1st. between now and then we have plenty of things to do around here before we leave...between the last few chores around the house and the packing of the van...we will be pretty busy up until the time we head out. our weekend at the melbourne art fair went well with fabulous weather and large crowds. peggy had two pieces selected for judging...which was neat...the competition was tough though...and neither was fortunate enough to have won an award… Continue reading… 0 comments

wow...can this really be our final week in florida? we have one more show next weekend over in melbourne. after that we we pack up and head for home in wisconsin and an art fair in madison on may 3rd at olbrich gardens. here is hoping for decent weather for this years show...its been a few years since they have had a good weather weekend. they deserve it. peggy's workshop went well on saturday and plans are already in the works for more workshops next "season"...thanks to everyone who took part...hopefully you all got a little something from the class...and will be working hard on your watercolors on canvas this summer. the photo this week comes from the home of john and carolyn insel..… Continue reading… 0 comments

I'm going to change things up a little bit this week...so this is the view FROM our booth at the tarpon springs art fair this weekend...and what a view it is. this body of water is the "spring bayou" and what a great site for an art fair. we even saw a pair of dolphins swimming around in the bayou and in fact they did a swim-by right past the front of our booth. the weather was "as good as it gets" for an art fair and the crowds were large on saturday. all things considered...we would take a carbon copy day on sunday. here's hoping... next weekend peggy is teaching a workshop at the manatee art center on saturday from 10am til 1 pm...and we also have an art fair down in estero florida at the coconut point town center..… Continue reading… 0 comments

formerly known as "siesta fiesta"...but now officially named "the ocean avenue art and wine festival"...we think the show is pretty much still "siesta fiesta" and thats what most locals were calling it. its actually more of a big beach party than an art fair...and mostly just provides something to look at when folks weren't on the beach or in a bar/restaurant. it was quite a people watching scene. thankfully...we lucked out in the weather dept...with weekend rain chances predicted at upwards of 60%...most of the weekend was sunny and dry until late sunday afternoon when a few raindrops fell. our next show will be the tarpon springs fine art festival this coming weekend...april 12 & 13...in craig park on spring street up in tarpon springs… Continue reading… 0 comments