Lights… lights and….. well…. more lights has been the ongoing theme for the 27 years the Dunedin Fine Art Center has been mounting its festive holiday show and sale.
DFAC reconfigures itself November 2nd, 2013 in its holiday finest… albeit with a decidedly artistic flair. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the invitational exhibition, this year entitled, WinterGarden. 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, Demeree Barth, Nancy Dillen, Joan Duff-Bohrer, Gail Gamble, Denis Gaston, Dominice Gilbert, Muriel Green, Barbara Grazul Hubbard, Ya La’ford, Rebecca Sexton Larsen/Matt Larsen, Susan Maxon, Melissa Miller Nece, Stacy Perry, Linsey Phelps, Rose Marie Prins, Tara Radosevich, Arlene Richardson, Gainor Roberts, Veronica Stewart, Martin Stynes, Markissia Touliatos, Ellen Vontillius, 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 atwww.dfac.org for complete details. WinterGarden – 27th Annual Holiday show + Sale continues through December 23rd. Admission as always is FREE.
Continuing at DFAC:
Spirited: selections of Guatemalan Religious Folk Art from the Drapkin Collection – through 12/21/2012
Kaleidoscope of Cultures in the DLM Children’s Art Museum – through 08/17/14
All at the Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL – 727.298.DFAC – www.dfac.org
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