Open daily from 11- 5

First Friday Hours

October 2, 11 am - 9 pm 

This year, many of our members have invited other artists they admire to exhibit work alongside them during the month of October. Throughout the month, artists and their guests will be at the gallery at select times to talk about their work, answer visitor questions and discuss why they were chosen. Stop in to see this exciting new display that features a diverse mix of seasoned and emerging artists!

 

First Friday Hours:
October 2

11 am - 9 pm 
 

Schedule of Guest Artist Appearances:

October 3-4
Saturday, 12-2:30 pm: Roberts Family Artists
Saturday, 4-6 pm: Katharine Evans
Sunday, 12-3 pm: Fiber Arts Network Artists


October 10-11
Saturday,12-2:30 pm: Angel Cox
Sunday, 3-5 pm: Jo Sinclair

October 17-18
Saturday, 12-2:30 pm: Pat Konover 
Sunday, 12-1:30 pm: Sara Pedigo


October 24-25
Saturday, 12-2 pm: Tina Henle for Maria Henle
Saturday, 3-5 pm: Valarie Pothier-Forrester

Sunday, 12-1:30 pm: Sean Kelly Conway

Katherine Evans"Still Life"
Sean Kelly Conway "Florida Motel, Storm Polaroid" 
Angel Cox "Arthur"
Gretchen Jolles Taylor
Valarie Pothier-Forrester "Alcohol Ink Flowers"
Pat Konover
Sara Pedigo "Collected Up by" 
Dr. Matthew Roberts  "Abstract"
pinhole camera
Mary Ann Rosenthal "Dondanville"
Maria Henle "Tidepool"
Joe Sinclair "Blue Chair" 

ABOUT THE GUEST ARTISTS

Katherine Evans Selected by Jan Miller

Jan Miller, the founder of Butterfield Garage, has invited Katharine Evans, a graduate of Flagler College. Evans’ amazing graphite drawings are curiously haunting. The exquisite realistic detail and surreal imagery combine to engage the viewer on many levels. While masterfully executed, the work is both serious and curious, thought provoking and memorable. In her own words, Katharine states, “I draw feminine figures and objects in private, undefined spaces. The women are in ritual like poses, repressing tension and desire. These poses act as an endurance exercise of sorts, allowing the women to re-align themselves. The still-lifes I draw are often made of silver and glass: one a material that the world can be viewed through and another that reflects it back”.


Sean Kelly ConwaySelected by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler

Accomplished photographer and owner of Imagine Fine Art Printing, Sean Kelly Conway will be sharing photographs that not only document the region, but which have also been transformed and transfigured by natural disaster. Attracted to the “snapshot aesthetic,” Conway has re-purposed his collection of roadside snapshots which were forgotten about and fished out of storm waters. The natural wear of the flood damage created a new layer of meaning and a wabi-sabi aesthetic, inspiring him to conceive the misfortune as a body of work. Works will include original Polaroid (peel apart type) along with scanned prints made from original positive and bleach processed negatives. 

Butterfield artist Nancy Hamlin-Vogler discovered Conway’s work while working with him and fell in love with his Polaroids of Vilano Beach, where he grew up in the 80’s. Ironically, these positive/negatives were damaged by flooding after Hurricane Matthew, and he is going to exhibit some of these altered images in the Invitational Show.

Angel CoxSelected by Emma Greenhill

Angel Cox is an acrylic artist originally from North Carolina where she received a degree in Art and Design. She loves the beauty of nature and is especially drawn to reflections and contrasting shadows. She is inspired to create paintings that bring back a happy memory or evoke a warm emotion. Cox believes art is essential to the human spirit and it takes you places emotionally. In Cox’s words “All of creation is singing, if we would just pause and open ourselves to perceive it, we are continually invited to join in.” She and Butterfield Artist Emma Greenhill are great friends, and mutual admirers of each others work

Arthur by Angel Cox 

FAN (Fiber Arts Network) Display | Selected by Amy Dove

Amy Dove has invited several accomplished fellow members of FAN (Fiber Arts Network) to display their multi medium fiber work. FAN’s 25 year mission has been to increase awareness understanding and appreciation of fiber art among the general public. Gretchen Jolles Taylor, Becky Stack and Diane Hamburg  will all have fiber work on display.

 

 

Valarie Pothier-Forrester Selected by Martha Ferguson

Valarie Pothier-Forrester received both her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts Degree. Long fascinated by the challenge of Plein Air Painting, she has become an avid advocate of painting en plein air, organizing weekly outings with a group of painters to a variety of venues around St. Augustine. This is how artist Martha Ferguson came to know and appreciate her work. Valarie began exploring alcohol ink techniques during the lockdown... “discovering their special kind of magic.” After months of experimentation, her fluid florals will debut at the Butterfield Invitational, a totally new direction for her.

Alcohol ink Flowers by Valarie Pothier-Forrester 

Maria Henle | Selected by Tina Henle

The late sister of Butterfield photographer Tina Henle, Maria Henle, both painter and printmaker, was known for her layered multiple imagery trademark style, giving added intricacy and depth to her subject matter. Etching is a laborious process of working with solvents, acids and inks on zinc plates to produce these complex pieces, often taking a month of consistent work to complete. The etchings have been exhibited in solo and group shows across the US and internationally and are in numerous private and corporate collections. 

 


Pat Konover Selected by Per Hans Romnes

Pat Konover, has multiple pursuits, including but not limited to photography and writing. She has won numerous awards in each, with a number of published poems and a first place award for photography at the Maine State Lobster Festival. She also creates 2 and 3 dimensional mosaics and assemblages. Pat practices her crafts within a circle of highly accomplished photographer friends and family and now has the opportunity to display her photographs beside her fellow photographer and partner, Per Hans Romnes. 
 

 

Sara Pedigo | Selected by Juliana Romnes 

Sara Pedigo is an oil painter and Professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine. She received her MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007 and has exhibited her work widely throughout the United States.

 Juliana Romnes has long admired Sara's work and noticed that even though their styles and mediums are quite different, they are both interested in sharing the simple, and often overlooked beauty of the world around them. Pedigo states “My artistic practice focuses on a search for contentment and pleasure in undramatic everyday surroundings, emanating from a desire to generate gratitude for living.”

Roberts Family Artists | Selected by Dee Roberts
Julia and Michael Higbe, Helen and Maggie Cowart and Matthew Roberts

Well known painter Dee Roberts invited her multi-talented family to share her space for the month. Their diverse artistic expressions could fill the entire gallery. Work will be on display by her daughter, Julia Higbe, a potter and sculptor and her husband, potter Michael Higbe. They are joined by Dee’s daughter Helen Cowart, a Glass and metal artist, granddaughter Maggie Cowart, a metal casting soap maker, and Dee's son, Matthew Roberts, a digital artist, and photographer. 

 


Mary Ann Rosenthal | Selected by Cindy Wilson

Mary Ann Rosenthal and Cindy Wilson are longtime friends, career graphic designers and fine artists. While Cindy excels in batik, Mary Ann gravitated to painting in oil. Plein Air painting has become a new passion of hers. She has tirelessly worked to develop her skills and vision through painting workshops and critiques from fellow artists. This show will be the first time she has the opportunity to display a body of work, and showcase her progress. Mary Ann was nominated for an emerging artist award at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center’s Beaches Celebration of the Arts in February, 2020.

Maria Henle | Selected by Tina Henle
The late sister of Butterfield photographer Tina Henle, Maria Henle, both painter and printmaker, was known for her layered multiple imagery trademark style, giving added intricacy and depth to her subject matter. Etching is a laborious process of working with solvents, acids and inks on zinc plates to produce these complex pieces, often taking a month of consistent work to complete. The etchings have been exhibited in solo and group shows across the US and internationally and are in numerous private and corporate collections. 

 

 

Jo Sinclair | Selected by Ron Vellucci
Jo Sinclair is a professional artist with a passion for studio exploration, experimentation, artistic encounters and a strong commitment for sharing through her artworks, teaching, and creative consulting. Sinclair graduated with a BFA and honors from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1978 and earned a Masters in Art Education, MA, from Case Western Reserve University. Throughout her professional career, she has created and exhibited many bodies of work in a variety of media including sculptural weaving, sculptural paper, mixed-media jewelry, oil pastel, painting, collage, assemblage and encaustics.  Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous national shows, and she is a former member of Butterfield Garrage Gallery.

The depth and complexity of her mixed media work, her use of color and her mastery in creating conversations between the various materials, come together to give each piece a soul-- an individual strength which invites the viewer to explore, look deeper, to listen and to contemplate the inspiration behind her stunning work.

Veteran Butterfield artist Ron Vellucci’s overwhelming appreciation and inspiration of Jo’s work motivated him to start making art again after a 14 year hiatus. Ron states “I am honored to invite Jo to return home to Butterfield Garage and once again show her incredible work in our gallery.”

COMING IN NOVEMBER

Ancient City Poets & Butterfield Garage Present
PAM Jam! – Fall Arts 2020

Poets, Artists & Musicians Spreading Joy
PamJam stands for Poets, Artist and Musicians and it 
features 18 Ancient City Poets collaborating with 18 artists from Butterfield Garage Gallery. Musicians are incorporated into the presentations to push the collaborative experience to another dimension.’  This cross pollination between the arts is designed to influence, inspire and create art, to uplift and be enJOYed by everyone.  
Mark your calendars and join in the jam!

A Special PAM JAM Preview 
 Will be on display at Butterfield the month of November 2020

 

 

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