St. Augustine Art Association Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018

St. Augustine Art Association Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – On Saturday, July 21st, the St. Augustine Art Association held the reception for their Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition. I had one painting, my Golden Eagle in the Kodar Mountains on display and was able to meet with several successful artists who gave me great advice and shared valuable information. Also, I would like to thank association president Diane Bradley, Elyse Brady, Jenn Flynt and the entire St. Augustine Art Association staff for putting this show on every year. For me, there is nothing like this art show in the New York – New Jersey – Philadelphia area and I’ll gladly make the trip to St. Augustine from New Jersey every year that this show is held. I was fortunate enough to have my work selected as the cover art for this year’s brochure. Unfortunately, there will be no Nature & Wildlife exhibit in 2019. Next summer, STAAA will be holding an art show featuring the artwork of former patron Jean Wagner Troemel but the Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibit will return in 2020. Here are are some photos of this year’s show and America’s Oldest City, St. Augustine, Florida:

St. Augustine Art Association Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The entrance to the St. Augustine Art Association.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The entrance to the St. Augustine Art Association.
St. Augustine Art Association Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - My Golden Eagle painting on display.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – My Golden Eagle painting on display.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - My Golden Eagle painting on display with other artist's paintings and photos.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – My Golden Eagle painting on display with other artist’s paintings and photos.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - Artists, photographers and guests enjoying the reception.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – Artists, photographers and guests enjoying the reception.

St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - This year my work was lucky enough to be chosen for the brochure cover.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – This year my work was lucky enough to be chosen for the brochure cover.

St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - A view of Marine Street.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – A view of Marine Street.

St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - A view of Marine Street.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – A view of Marine Street.

St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The entrance to the St. Augustine Art Association at night.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The entrance to the St. Augustine Art Association at night.

St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - A carriage on Marine Street.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – A carriage on Marine Street.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River and the Bridge of Lions in the background.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River and the Bridge of Lions in the background.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 - The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River with the Bridge of Lions in the background.
St. Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition Reception 2018 – The St. Augustine waterfront with the Matanzas River with the Bridge of Lions in the background.

To read about how the Golden Eagle gouache painting was created from pencil sketch to finished signature, please refer to this series of posts.

St. Augustine Art Association’s Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – It’s that time of year. The time for the St. Augustine Art Association’s Nature & Wildlife Exhibition. After missing the 2017 exhibition, I am very happy to have a painting in this year’s show. To ship my artwork from my home in New Jersey to St. Augustine, Florida, I used the MasterPak Box. I’ve found it to be a very reliable and reusable box for shipping delicate artwork. The MasterPak box features three layers of foam with a puncture shield just inside the cardboard of the box. The center foam has perforated square that allows the artist to tear away just the perfect shape square or rectangle to give the artwork a tighter fit inside the box.

My painting of the Golden Eagle will be on display until August 26th at the St. Augustine Art Association located at 22 Marine St. St. Augustine, FL. The opening reception is on Saturday, July 21st from 5-8pm. If you are in the area, please attend the reception. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - Here is the painting that will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – Here is the painting that will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - A close up of the MasterPak center foam. The center foam layer is perforated so the artist can break away just the correct space for their artwork for a tight, secure fit.
A close up of the MasterPak center foam. The center foam layer is perforated so the artist can break away just the correct space for their artwork for a tight, secure fit.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - Here is the center foam layer after tearing away the perfect shape to fit my painting.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – Here is the center foam layer after tearing away the perfect shape to fit my painting.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - The center foam layer with my painting on top (back of painting).
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – The center foam layer with my painting on top (back of painting).

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - Here is the painting with the center foam layer beneath it.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – Here is the painting with the center foam layer beneath it.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - The inside of the MasterPak box. Just beneath the outer foam is a puncture resistant shield just inside of the cardboard.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – The inside of the MasterPak box. Just beneath the outer foam is a puncture resistant shield just inside of the cardboard.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - The outside of the MasterPak box.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – The outside of the MasterPak box.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - The MasterPak Box showing the middle and bottom layer of foam.
St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 – The MasterPak Box showing the middle and bottom layer of foam.

St Augustine Art Association Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition 2018 - My Golden Eagle painting boxed up and ready to go to UPS to be shipped to the St. Augustine Art Association.
My Golden Eagle painting boxed up and ready to go to UPS to be shipped to the St. Augustine Art Association.

To read about how the Golden Eagle gouache painting was created from pencil sketch to finished signature, please refer to this series of posts.