February, 2017 Edition

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‘Florence Fest 2017’ weekend

Also in Gallery One, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) is inviting all artists to participate in the first “Florence Fest 2017” to be held March 31 and April 1.
This unique event, which will feature two days of jazz, art and wine, will be highlighted by talented jazz musicians and outstanding wine from some of the best wineries in the Willamette Valley. The juried art section of the event will provide maximum exposure for creative artist’s work and significant prize money will be awarded.

Selections for the exhibit will be made by Robert Canaga, an accomplished painter, photographer and printmaker. He has been the curator for numerous exhibitions throughout the Northwest, including the Gallery at the Watershed, PeaceHealth Headquarters and the Coos Art Museum.

He is a former gallery owner and has also exhibited in over 30 selected shows, most recently at a 3-month show in the State Capitol building. His work currently appears in 14 public and private collections.

There is an exquisite sense of style and strength in his own work, and his tastes and preferences are eclectic and run across a broad range of styles.

Cash prizes will also be awarded and will be selected by an awards committee of local artists and gallery owners: SK Lindsey (Kenneth B. Gallery), Marianne Brisbane (Vardanian Gallery) and Steve Dennis (Earthworks Gallery).

Prize awards are: 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $500; 3rd place: $250
For more details or to submit an entry, visit the FRAA website at www.fraaoregon.org.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 12.

This is an opportunity to be part of a very special event.

two days of jazz, art and wine