DFAC reconfigures itself November 1st, 2014 in its holiday finest… albeit with a decidedly artistic flair. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the invitational exhibition, this year entitled, GIFTED. 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, Karen Baker, Demeree Barth, Nathan Beard, Bonnie Bowman, Coralette Damme, Joan Duff-Bohrer, Boo Ersham, Gail Gamble, Denis Gaston, Dominice Gilbert, Susan Rollins Gehring, Susan Gott, PA Kushner, Ya La’ford, Patricia Lafaye, Stephen Littlefield, Tony Marsh, Daniel Mrgan, Melissa Miller Nece, Stacy Perry, Rose Marie Prins, Tara Radosevich, Roxie Spell, Veronica Stewart, Ana Varela, Glenn Woods, Gail Wynn + others!
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. GIFTED – 28th Annual Holiday show + Sale continues through December 31st. Admission as always is FREE.