The Dazzio Art Experience Grand Opening

St Petersburg Arts District: The Dazzio Art Experience Grand Opening

ST PETERSBURG, Florida ( March 31st, 2010) Judith Dazzio, St. Petersburg’s most respected art teacher, opens her own school of art on Central Ave in the St Petersburg Arts District between 6th and 7th street north. The school and gallery will feature Judith’s tutorials along with those of eight other distinguished art teachers.

Ms Dazzio received her B.S. in art education from the University of New Hampshire and completed her graduate work at Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University. While teaching & living in New Orleans she became Louisiana’s State Director of Art Education.

Already she has attracted a diverse stable of teachers for various media, such as artist Joseph Melancon, nationally-known watercolor artist with signature status with the national Watercolor Society, who taught drawing and painting at Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas for many years.

The school has already started classes and they are filling quickly. The gallery will feature Judith’s work and that of many other artists, as well as unique crafts.

Most of the teachers will be attending the Grand Opening. There will be a silent auction and a raffle to benefit the Dazzio Scholarship Program for Art Students.

Dazzio Art Experience School of Art & Gallery Grand Opening , 627 Central Avenue St Petersburg, Fl April 10, 2010 Hours 6 pm – 9 pm

Phone 727 821-3420

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Pettegrew Premieres Film With Interior Motives Gallery Show In St Petersburg, FL

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Florida Artist Pettegrew Premieres Film With Gallery Show In St Petersburg

St Petersburg Fl — Feb 18 2010

Peter Pettegrew, regional power-house landscape painter makes a rare appearance in the Tampa Bay area at Interior Motives Gallery on Central Ave in St Petersburg.

The gallery will be premiering Peter’s latest documentary film “Heart of a Landscape Painter”, produced by Florida production company Wind Dog Films.

The film premiere will be held at Interior Motives Gallery in St Petersburg Thursday February 25th. There will be two screenings, with Pettegrew on hand for both, one at 6:30pm and the other at 7:30pm.(32 mins.) The artist reception and opening Friday, February 26th 6:30pm to 9:30pm. One man show continues through March 22nd.

Given Peter’s 6 previous museum shows and 30 year painting career, it is natural that St Petersburg Gallery owner Leslie Curran wants to bring this masterful painter’s work to her gallery.

Peter Pettegrew has devoted his life to capturing the timeless beauty of the natural landscape. His plein air work with charcoal and paint has become a legendary example of many studies and painting groups.The landscape has always been the beloved subject for Pettegrew’s passionate creations. A naturalist and outdoors man he explores wilderness areas in Florida and many of his painting are from National and State Preserves. He draws his inspiration from his diverse travels. In the last few years he has been to France, the Caribbean, Montana and California to capture his subjects. Most often he is painting in the Southeastern United States.

Peter Pettegrew lived in Tampa Bay area in the 80′s. His home and studio are now in the Orlando area.

Peter’s collectors include local personalities including Kelly Craig and Bob Hite (newscasters) and many national personalities, including John Travolta (actor) and Dan Quayle (Vice President) . His municipal collections & fund raising events include the City of St.Petersburg, City of Tampa, City of Orlando, City of Charleston, Naples Winter Wine Festival, National Parks Foundation, Conservancy of Southwest FL, Sierra Club, Beaufort Open Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, and memberships that include the American Society of Classical Realists, National Watercolor Society (N.W.S.) and the Oil Painters of America (O.P.A.)

Leslie Curran has been a part of the home design business for over 20 years. Her gallery, Interior Motives, is celebrating its fifth year at 1110 Central Ave, downtown St Pete. She is a St. Petersburg native and is currently a St. Petersburg council person.

Interior Motives Gallery 1110 Central Ave St Petersburg Fl

727 898-6061

Carrie Jadus + Straub Park St Pete = Historical Painting

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An Afternoon at Straub Park
On Christmas Eve 1909, William Straub, then editor of the St. Petersburg Times, announced what he described as “the best Christmas present St. Petersburg ever received”–the city’s purchase of land for Waterfront Park, property that would be dedicated as public parkland in December 1910.
To help commemorate this milestone anniversary, the original oil painting, An Afternoon at Straub Park was especially created by Saint Petersburg Artist Carrie Jadus. This delicate image captures a lovely vista of Straub Park that is now available as a commemorative poster and also as 5×7 Note cards. These beautiful posters and cards make great special gifts and best of all your purchase will help fund the 2010 Centennial Celebration events that will be free to the public.
Waterfront Centennial Merchandise and Information regarding events is available online at:


Also visit our booth this Saturday at the Saturday Morning Market!!!
Please join us for Discover History in the Parks on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at St. Petersburg’s annual First Night Festivities!
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Call 727-894-5266 or email us to get a free quote or consultation from Seven North Graphics Web Design, St Petersburg, Tampa Bay, Florida.

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Marsha Hammel’s Big Fat British Order

This Just In from Marsha Hammel, who is currently at her winter home up in North Carolina:

Jim,  I am happy to report that my dealer in London has given me an order for 68 pieces, twenty of which are on canvas, all of Jazz Musicians, Singers and Dancers… I have ten done and shipped… this is one of the canvses a 30×40 which was most admired by my friends.. I imagine that they are playing Dixieland Jazz!  Next June I have a show in London; so not only do I have this order to fill, but an opportunity to create new work for a One Person exhibition… My last show in London was canceled because of 9/11.


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