Paint the Library!
A HUGE SUCCESS FOR ALL INVOLVED!
Congratulations to our awardees:
Ron Marvin, Best of Show
Sheila Thornton, Award of Excellence
Gene Towery, Friends Favorite
a plein air painting festival at mirror lake library

WHAT A FANTASTIC EVENT!
ST. PETERSBURG, OUR NEW EVENT HAS FOLKS ALREADY CLAMBERING FOR A REPEAT NEXT YEAR!

THANK YOU ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR OUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL, YOUR INTEREST AND EFFORT IS SO GREATLY APPRECIATED, AND THE WORKS YOU CREATED ARE TRULY MOMENTS OF GENIUS.   
TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS: THANK YOU, YOU ARE AWESOME! YOUR COMMITMENT, CONSTANT WORK FLOW AND SELF-DIRECTION, ESPECIALLY IN CARING FOR OUR ARTISTS WAS DELIVERED WITH SUCH CARE AND PASSION, I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER!

AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS - IT HAS TO BE SAID, WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU. THANKS!
Paint the library 2012! PRESENTED BY
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           ARTicles, Inc.                   Feathered Serpent Gallery          Downtown St. Pete
1445 Central Avenue               1018 Central Avenue                   300 4TH Ave N
      727-898-6061                         727-824-8877                           727-450-6200
  
www.articlesstpete.com                
www.featheredserpentgallery.com                   http://www.marriott.com

And Official Sponsors...                                
                                                                                       
               
Helen Torres Foundation                             HOME DEPOT Store 257  
         http://www.homesbyheleninc.com                    2300 22nd Avenue North                         (727) 895-4353                                               (727) 898-1100


And Supporting Sponsors... 
                                          
            Kenny's Landscape Services                        Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg
                 1740 21st Street North                                   Hotel Resort & Golf Club
                      (727) 894-7900                                                 (727) 894-1000


          PLEASE VISIT & PATRONIZE OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, AND TELL THEM
                  YOU SAW THEM ON OUR WEBSITE FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT
!

ARTicles is offering a 25% discount on all custom framing for works produced during the Festival - THANK YOU ARTicles!

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown St. Petersburg is offering room rate discounts for artists and attendees of the Festival - just mention it when you make your reservations - THANK YOU COURTYARD!

Festival Paintings Available for Purchase! Get your piece of our city's history in the exquisite works created by our festival participants. Make Christmas easy this year!
 http://paintthelibrarystpete.org/BUYFestivalPaintings.html

What is PAINT THE LIBRARY 2012!

This is a Juried event wherein a group of wonderfully diverse artists will spend one day capturing in their unique style en plein air the beautiful 1915 Beaux Arts style Mirror Lake Library and its grounds.

“En plein air” is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. The goal of plein-air painting is to capture the light and colors peculiar to the place. Some artists create a very colorful and abstract interpretation of their subjects, while others work toward a more realistic treatment. Our event embraces traditional as well as non-traditional works, allowing any appropriate artwork created between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels to be submitted for exhibition and judging. 

The Festival is open to any artist 15 years of age and older (Artists younger than 18 must have a parent or guardian present during Festival). The Festival will award $1000 in prize money for 3 purchase awards.

There will be two historical lectures given at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the main Carnegie library building about the library and the surrounding Mirror Lake area, pioneer St. Petersburg's first cultural hub.

We have also put together a list of the library's current art collection, and you're encouraged to come inside and enjoy finding the pictures on our Art Exhibit sheet.

Immediately following the painting period there will be a lovely Exhibition & Sales Reception during which the judging will occur, and patrons will most definitely find that special little picture they need to go home with. From the incredibly rich diverse pool of artists, you will see a remarkable display of very unique perspectives on one of the city's cultural icons.

This event is a charitable fund raiser produced by the Friends of Mirror Lake Library, Inc. (“Friends”), whose mission is to provide support and assistance to the library, to introduce people to the library or get them to reconnect to an old friend. The Friends is a Florida not-for-profit corporation registered as a charitable organization with the State of Florida's Division of Consumer Services, and may lawfully solicit donations under Florida law.

When: Saturday                       8:00 a.m. Artist Sign-In/Registration Opens
       
October 20                       8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Artists on Site
                 
2012                      3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibition and Sales Reception

Where: Around the grounds of the historic Mirror Lake Library, 280 5th Street N. and Exhibition and Sales Reception to be held in the Shuffleboard Court Ballroom, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N. (across the street).

Festival Logistics and Accessibility: Please visit http://paintthelibrarystpete.org/Volunteerform.html
for all Festival logistics such as parking, refreshments, day's events, etc.  The Mirror Lake Library complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. The Mirror Lake Library, its grounds and the Exhibit hall are fully accessible to all guests and are wheelchair friendly.  Further questions regarding acommodations available to persons with disabilities at the library should be directed to (727) 893-7268.

I can't make it, but still want to support the Festival & Mirror Lake Library!
  

 Today!
Please consider contributing to help the library today! Become a Friend and "own" a little part of St. Petersburg's history while becoming a part of it too.

Festival Contact:
Wayne Finley, Festival Manager
(813) 767-5503

Friends of Mirror Lake Library, Inc.
280 5th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Festival Email: paintthelibrary2012@paintthelibrarystpete.org

Friends Email friendsofmirrorlakelibrary@gmail.com

Friends Website: http://friendsofmirrorlakelibrary.wordpress.com

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