Gallery Hours 11am - 9pm
Is the Featured Artist at Butterfield Garage for the month of April.
Meet the Artist
Martha will be in the gallery
First Friday, April 2
She will discuss her work and painting style and her painting interpretations of St. Augustine.
Oil on Canvas
About Martha Ferguson
Martha’s style is impressionistic and she paints primarily in oil and watercolor. She loves to paint old gritty towns, capturing the feel of the area and the locals that walk the quaint streets, and is drawn to architecture and the way the light comes through the subject. “I want my paintings to be more than a likeness but an experience or a nostalgic feel. I can walk by the same scene many times and then all of a sudden there is a moment that tells a story. That’s what I seek to capture, that’s when the painting is successful. Painting is a journey that provides me with a determination to learn, create and master my technique, while keeping my own sense of style.”
Over the last few years Martha has become passionate about plein air painting. You may have spotted her around town, with brush and paints in hand. She works on small studies out in the open air, many of which later become larger paintings that she paints in the studio. Examples of both are displayed in the gallery. Her paintings regularly win local and national awards, (In 2020 alone she won five), and Martha’s paintings of old town St. Augustine have become popular collector pieces for visitors and locals alike.
Martha Ferguson holds a BFA Fine from Flagler College and in addition, studied watercolor and print making at the University of Charleston and continued studies at The Art Student League of New York and various master artists workshops. She credits Emmet Fritz, a local painting legend whom she often encountered painting the scenes of St. Augustine during her college years at Flagler. It was in those days she fell in love with painting. Martha has crafted a distinct style of painting that is instantly recognizable, and seems to dance with a liveliness you must see to appreciate. View more works
Complimentary Artwork Shuttle
Pick up a Shuttle Sticker for complimentary shuttle service to St. Augustine galleries between 6-9pm on the night of the Art Walk.
CALL TO ARTISTS
Butterfield Garage Gallery Presents
"To Mom with Love"
MAY 7 - 31, 2021
First Friday Art Walk 5 to 9 p.m
Create and exhibit your own Mother's Day Masterpiece! Inviting all artists of all ages and abilities to of all ages and abilities to join us in honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood.
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery invites YOU to join us in celebrating Mother’s Day by creating and sharing artworks honoring your mother or celebrating motherhood in our invitational exhibition titled “To Mom with Love”.
Call to Artists
Anyone (any age, any background) can participate. We’ll supply the canvas. What reminds you of your mother’s love? Interpretation can be broad... Is it her favorite flower? A favorite object or food? Perhaps it’s a treasured memory, a special place or her favorite color! Be creative as you like in your interpretation.
Emma Greenhill "Sorrow and Hope"
Paint it, collage it, whatever... Canvases and entry forms can be picked up at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery. Entry fee of $10 per entry includes an 8” x 8” canvas. Works created with materials other than the canvas supplied must conform to the 8” x 8” dimensions.
All entries must be received at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery no later than Friday, April 30. The exhibit’s opening reception will take place on Friday, May 7th and the exhibition will continue through May 31,2021.
You decide if your masterpiece will be for sale. Butterfield Garage will handle any sales and will retain a 15% fee.
HOW TO APPLY
Choose one of these options to get your entry form. Please deliver your artwork with your completed form to Butterfield Garage Gallery no later than April 30, 2021
Download and print your application from our website
Download the form on Butterfield Garage here on our facebook page
Pick up your entry form in person at Butterfield Garage Gallery located at 137 King Street, St. Augustine, FL