Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 9th, 6:00-7:30 pm.
PAVA’s (Professional Association of Visual Artists) much anticipated 2022 Annual Members’ Awards Exhibit returns from Wednesday, March 2nd through Friday, April 1st , 2022 to PAVA’s home base, The Cool Art Shop, located at 1240 County Road 1, Dunedin, Florida. This annual exhibit will showcase the artwork of PAVA’s award winning professional artists in a variety of mediums. Cash awards totaling $1,800 and ribbons will be awarded at the public opening reception to be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 6:00-7:30 pm., with the awards being presented at 6:45 pm.
PAVA’s Annual Members’ Awards Exhibit will feature the artwork of the organization’s members in a curated collection of visual and functional creations in paint, pastel, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, fiber, digital, mixed media and jewelry. All of the exhibit’s artwork will be available for sale during the opening reception and shop’s normal operating hours, Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Members’ Awards Exhibit will be judged by Jose R. Gelats who has over 30 years of experience working for nonprofit arts organizations and has held professional positions within the curatorial, education, and administrative departments of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, Hillsborough Community College’s Gallery221, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists, is a non-profit organization run by volunteer artists to serve local artisans and support the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area. It provides exhibition, education and grant opportunities for its members, as well as offers its members’ artwork for sale at its shop, The Cool Art Shop, located at 1240 County Road 1, Dunedin. Additionally, PAVA supports local art centers, and is a local sponsor of the Pinellas County Regional National Scholastic Art Awards where scholarships are provided to students for art instruction. You can learn more about PAVA at https://pava-artists.org/