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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

its the start of a new art fair year. cape coral, fl is up first...and we look forward to a great weekend to start the year off. this is a big show that covers several blocks of cape coral parkway with some beautiful artwork...and always draws a big crowd. we have done this show for a number of years and always enjoy going back to this neat city. last weekend we were in pass-a-grille for the art market there. as you can see in the attached pic...pass-a-grille is a pretty nice place to spend some time. we will back there on jan 17 & 24. thanks for reading..… 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

deland to cocoa beach...

by EFStudio , November 26, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: fine art fair, florida, watercolor...outside…

thanks to everyone involved with the deland fall festival of the arts...from the organizers to the volunteers to everyone who came out to the show...it was a pleasure to be a part of this fine show. now we head to cocoa beach for the 45th annual space coast art fair. we enjoyed our time in cocoa beach last year and look forward to a good show this weekend. something rather unique might be happening at the show this year...weather permitting...on sunday the space shuttle is supposed to be coming home from its latest mission and landing at cape canaveral which is very near the show site. so if every thing goes according to plan all the folks at the show might be treated to quite a special event. we'll keep our fingers crossed. thanks for reading..… 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

the earth wood and fire studio tour was held last weekend and with some nice autumn weather and lower gas prices...we had a good turnout of folks who were out visiting the studios. thanks to teri and david e. for their kind patronage in purchasing the three pieces shown in the picture here for their new home in new berlin. we hope they get much enjoyment from them. next on our agenda is a trip to the sunshine state where we will take up residence (for six months) in palmetto, fl and start our winter art fair tour. first up is a show in estero florida on the weekend of nov 15&16 at the miromar shopping outlet which is right off of I-75 on corkscrew road. we are looking forward to some new shows...many that we have never gotten into before… 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

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

siesta key...

by EFStudio , March 30, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: florida, siesta key, watercolor...outside…

coming up this weekend is the "ocean blvd art & wine fair" in siesta key. we've not done this show before but have heard some good reports and are looking forward to a fun weekend in "siesta". there will be a shuttle from the mainland to the show site all day both days to help relieve traffic congestion on the island. if you need any more info on the show please call or email and we will try to help. the photo this week is a new piece peggy has recently finished. it will be available at the show this weekend...as well as several more brand new pieces. hope to see you there. sadly...the bright spot of our art fair weekend in st augustine was the fish tacos we had at campeche bay cantina on saturday evening. it was a mixed weekend weatherwise..… Continue reading… 0 comments

it was indeed a good friday at the pass-a-grille art mart...a special friday edition...and the last time we will be able to participate this spring. it was a gorgeous day and the pic that is included here is the view behind our booth. its the gulf of mexico and the beach in pass-a-grille. it was a good crowd and we talked to many midwesterners who were down for the holiday...from them we learned that wisconsin was in the throes of a "first day of spring" snowstorm...so hopefully the view of the sand, sky and surf will provide a little "warmth" for our family and friends back in wisconsin. we have added a new show to our schedule this april...it will be april 19 and 20 and will take place at the coconut point mall in estero, fl… Continue reading… 0 comments

it was a beautiful weekend for an art fair in lakewood ranch...which is a huge new planned community near bradenton/sarasota just east of I-75. the show site is in their new downtown area...which is lined with shops, galleries, restaurants and some very nice landscaping. its really a great site for an art fair. some good news this weekend...peggy won a second place ribbon in the painting category...which is always a nice happening. and we also had a nice response to the upcoming watercolor workshop that peggy will be teaching at the manatee art center. the workshop will deal with painting on watercolor canvas. the date is april 19th from 10am til 1pm. you can contact us or the art center directly if you might be interested in attending. next up for us is a special good friday show..… Continue reading… 2 comments

well...this years show was one for the books. as I mentioned in my last post...saturday was canceled after a stormy overnight friday...but sunday promised to be a beautiful day for a one day art fair. it was a perfect day for a show and a good crowd turned out. however...the crazy happenings were not over yet. first the show layout had to be altered due to some pretty wet areas of the grounds...and despite everyones best effort the new layout was less than ideal. then the very nice and large portable bathroom facility they had brought in for the show decided it wasn't going to work and everyone had to make do with 4 port-a-potties. finally one vendor took ill and the paramedics needed to be called..… Continue reading… 0 comments

mother nature's tricks

by EFStudio , March 8, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: florida, manatee art fair

a very stormy friday night and early AM saturday forced organizers to cancel day one of the manatee art fair in apollo beach. wet grounds and high winds prevented artists from setting up booths on saturday morning. the show will be reduced to a sunday only show and will run from 10am to 5pm. sorry for any inconvenience...and hope to see you at the show on sunday. follow big bend road from I-75 or highway 41 directly to show site...you can follow the signs along the route. the photo shown is of a jester mask painted on a palm husk...we have several different palm husk masks available and they will be for sale at some of our remaining shows… Continue reading… 0 comments

here is a shot of our booth at the venice art classic...I'm posting this on saturday evening...halfway thru the show. the weather was beautiful on saturday and the attendance was very good. sunday's forecast is for temps in the low 80's and sunshine so we are hoping for another good turnout of patrons at the show. downtown venice is a beautiful spot...so come on out and enjoy a day at the art fair. next weekend we will be at the manatee art festival in apollo beach, fl...where a portion of the proceeds go to help protect and preserve the manatee. until then...have a great week... thanks for reading… Continue reading… 0 comments

downtown venice...

by EFStudio , February 29, 2008—08:44 PM

Topics: fl, florida, venice, watercolor...outside…

March 1st and 2nd...is the Downtown Venice Art Fair...show is from 10-5 both days and our booth number is 140. This is Peggy's newest painting...and we will have it at the show. We hope to see you at the show… Continue reading… 0 comments

Downtown Sarasota

by EFStudio , February 17, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: florida, sarasota, watercolor...outside…

We exhibited at the 20th annual Downtown Sarasota Art Fair this past weekend. Wow...what a perfect weekend weatherwise...sunshine both days with temps near 80...it doesn't get much better...(We thought about our golf buddies in the cold and snow back home in Wisconsin). We had great crowds on both days...and many folks brought their dogs out with them...one fellow even brought his cat out for a walk...on a leash! Here is a picture of our booth and thats Peggy inside...taking a break from the sun. Our next show is in downtown Venice, Fl on March 1&2...although we may go back to the Pass-a-Grille Art Mart this next Saturday...I will post a notice here...later this week...if we will be there. Thanks for reading and have a great week… Continue reading… 1 comment

greetings... we did a show in pass-a-grille, fl this past saturday 2/9/08...its a small saturday morning "art market" that is open from 9am til 2pm...with a max of 17 artists who set up on a little patio adjacent to the beach in the historic downtown area. the show is put on by a local art group...the suntan artists...and has been in operation for about two years. we were impressed with the attendance on a cool and not so sunny florida morning...unfortunately a pesky drizzle and less than promising forecast forced the artists to start packing up about an hour early. we will hopefully be back to the pass-a-grille art market between now and May...on weekends that we don't have two day art fairs. possible saturdays include feb 23, march 22 and april 19...check back here for confirmation… Continue reading… 0 comments