DFAC reconfigures itself November 3rd, 2012 in its holiday finest… albeit with a decidedly artistic flair. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the invitational exhibition, this year entitled, Behold! On a yearly basis, DFAC curators look to put together the best art, with a gift-giving perspective in mind. The result is a collection of works from around the country that any of your friends or relatives would be DELIGHTED to find under their tree. Over 100 artists include: Brooke Allison, Holly Bird, Wendy Durand, Erin Furimsky, Denis Gaston, Susan Gehring, Dominice Gilbert, Martha Grover, Shane Hoffman, Amanda Hunter, Taylor Ikin, Jeff Kleckner, Michelle Mardis, Susan Maxon, David McKirdy, Melissa Miller Nece, Leslie Neumann , Stacy Perry, Rose Marie Prins, Arlene Richardson, Lori Rosenberger, Gainor Roberts, Veronica Stewart, Wendy Thurlow , Jennifer Weaver, Michael Wille, Glenn Woods and Gail Wynne.
Add to that some exceptionally decorated themed trees and a selection of hard-to-find gifts with something for just about everyone, and you begin to get the idea of what this much-anticipated holiday tradition is all about.
Tradition has it, for this exhibit only, that purchases can go home with you. See a painting you want… take it off the wall. Like those hand-made ornaments on that tree, grab them and take them to a cashier! This exhibit traditionally opens the same week as Art Harvest, the long-standing art fair hosted adjacent to the Dunedin Fine Art Center by the Junior League of Dunedin/Clearwater. The sheer numbers involved make for a joyous yearly kick-off of the holiday season.
Recently, DFAC has been offering extended holiday hours. This year is no different, with the center being open for a full day on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. There will be special events and other offerings, so check the DFAC website at www.dfac.org for complete details. Behold! – 26th Annual Holiday show + Sale continues through December 21st. Admission as always is FREE.
Continuing at DFAC: Intergalactic: international mixed-media invitational – through 12/21/2012
BLAST OFF: The Final Frontier in the DLM Children’s Art Museum – through 08/17/13
All at the Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL – 727.298.DFAC –
Galleries & Gift Shop Hours:
Mon – Sat. 10am-5pm – Sun. 1-4pm
Gallery Admission FREE
DLM Admission: $4, $3 Seniors, FREE for DFAC members and children 2 and under
Palm Café Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm, Closed Sunday