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Want to know what the Warehouse Arts District Association is up to?  Learn about the latest in this blog with features intended to keep members up to date. Also, members should join our closed Facebook group: the WADA Member Network

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  • 20 Oct 2021 1:02 PM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    WADA is excited to present An Evening with Duncan McClellan!

    Duncan was one of the first tenants in the Warehouse Arts District and his facility features works by McClellan himself and another 60-some artists from around the country.  In addition to the gallery, there is a working studio, classrooms, and a mobile glass lab parked out back.  

    Come and enjoy a wonderful evening with this important artists in the Warehouse Arts District.

    Maximum Capacity: 20 people

    Full details & registration: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4537425



  • 06 Oct 2021 8:54 AM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    WADA MEMBER SOCIAL


    14 Oct 2021 
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    WADA Member Social!


    It has been too long since we all were able to gather and share all of the goings on in the Warehouse Arts District Association and news about the expansion of the ArtsXchange.

    The Social will be in the Tully Levine Gallery.

    Plan to come to this fun event -- enjoy some beverages -- and hear about whats up.

    • WADA Update - soooo much is happening
    • Update on the opening of the Education Center
    • Update on the RISE Project
    • Special Second Saturday coming in December - get the details
    • NEW IMPORTANT MEMBER BENEFIT ANNOUNCED!!
    • Introduce new Interim Director of Operations


  • 27 Sep 2021 2:37 PM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    CALL TO ARTISTS - EXCEPTIONAL ABSTRACTIONS


    abstraction

    • The quality of dealing with ideas rather than events.
    • The process of considering something independently of its associations, attributes, or concrete accompaniments.
    • Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else.

    The main purpose of abstraction in art is not to tell a story, but to encourage involvement and imagination. This art form has as its main objective to provide viewers with an intangible and emotional experience, being completely different for each individual, depending on their personality and mood.

    Submit up to three pieces of your work that meets the parameters of this Call To Artists.  The Show will be in the Burka Member Lounge from early October through November.

    Details + submission form: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4493260

  • 20 Sep 2021 12:39 PM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    On October 2nd, Estategia and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg will host “¿Y Cómo está Mi Gente? On the Move & En La Lucha.” This summit will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, art, music, food trucks and artist exhibits at the Warehouse Arts District in St. Petersburg, FL.

    El dos de octubre, 2021 Estrategia y la FHSP anfitriona "¿Y Cómo está Mi Gente? On the Move & En La Lucha.” Esta Movida (el evento) incluirá un orador principal, sesiones en grupo, arte, música, comida (food trucks), y exhibiciones artísticas en el Warehouse Arts en St. Petersburg, FL.

    The Tampa Bay community is invited to dance, sing, share stories, and celebrate Mi Gente at this event on October 2nd and all month long during Hispanic Heritage Month.

    La comunidad de Tampa Bay está invitada a venir a bailar, compartir sus experiencias, cantar y celebrar Mi Gente durante este evento que conmemorará el mes de la Herencia Hispana.

    The event will also have a digital component for those who are unable to attend in person.

    Mi Gente Movida (2 de octubre) tendrá la opción de participar en person o virtualmente.

    “¿Y Cómo está Mi Gente? On the Move & En La Lucha.” Is part of a month long event series honoring and uplifting Latinx stories and culture. Throughout the month partners will host events that promote diversity, equity inclusion through intergenerational lens of Latinx identity and Narrative.

    Estamos colaborando con la comunidad y tendremos una serie de actividades para participar. Para más información visite estrategiagroup.com.

    Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=h4zakttab&oeidk=a07eieropsyd506214b


  • 16 Sep 2021 2:12 PM | Teresa Sullivan (Administrator)

    WADA is looking for volunteers willing to work @ the ArtsXchange during Second Saturday Artwalk.  Here is some of the ways you can help us:

    1. Gallery Guardians - be a gallery guide in the Tully Levine Gallery or the Burka Member Lounge to assist people in purchasing artwork or answer general questions.

    2. WADA Art Store on the Plaza - help in answering questions and take payments for people purchasing member artwork.

    3. Membership Table - we are always trying to recruit new members to WADA -   answer questions and help process payments for joining members.

    Ideally, we want each of these tasks filled from 5-9pm, but we don't expect everyone to be able to be there for the full time. If you can volunteer a few hours it will be most helpful!

    Questions?? send inquiries to: info@whereartismade.com

    Thanks!

    Volunteer Sign-up Form for Second Saturday

  • 09 Sep 2021 8:59 AM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)
    We had more than 2,000 people at the ArtsXchange Campus on the Deuces Corridor in July and virtually every artist who had a tent on the Plaza sold work!

    Register to reserve a space for the August Second Saturday on September 11. We have limited spaces, so reserve your space NOW. An extra bonus -- there will be no charge to rent a space!!

    You MUST be a WADA Member to take advantage of this opportunity.  Join today!


    Register for tent space here: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4484479


  • 08 Sep 2021 4:02 PM | Teresa Sullivan (Administrator)

    Saturday, 9/11 6pm Commemoration Event

    On Saturday, 9/11 at 6pm, there will be a commemoration of the Rise Project - a monument dedicated to the first responders of that fateful day 20 years ago.

    In St. Pete’s Warehouse District, on the ArtsXchange Campus, the monument will feature a 30-foot copper phoenix wing and a half-moon wall featuring hundreds of hand-painted tiles. But the beam will be the centerpiece, hoping to emulate America post-9/11 as a phoenix rising from the ashes.

    The monument is not complete yet, but it seems fitting to install the last steel piece from the World Trade Center as we honor those who helped the nation recover.

  • 02 Sep 2021 4:30 PM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)



    ABOUT US:

    The Warehouse Arts District Association is now accepting proposals for its’ new Arts Education Center at the ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor. 515 22nd St South, St Petersburg, FL 33712.

    We are looking for experienced and passionate educators in the visual, performing, and literary arts to join us in offering innovative publicly marketed and accessible programs in one of our unique classrooms. There are several ways you can engage with us!

     WE BELIEVE:

                We are all students waiting to discover

                We are all teachers waiting to share our gifts and passion

                Imagination, creativity, and process are as, if not more, important as product

                In making arts accessible to everyone

                In valuing art, artists, and educators for their cultural and economic contributions

                In creating innovative, unique, diverse, inclusive, and inspiring experiences

                In respecting all students for their desire to learn

     WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

    In this form, We are looking for teaching artists who would like to propose a course to offer as part of the WADA programming. Classes will be offered year-round starting January 2022.

     You are welcome propose a variety of artistic mediums for school age students in the after school hours or adult courses in the morning, afternoon, and evening Monday-Sunday. Weekly classes of varying length and weekend workshops are welcome!

    Audiences we would love to serve include but art not limited to: School ages: 6 to 18, young adults, senior, adults: beginner to advanced, seniors, veterans, and people with varied physical and developmental abilities.

     GET INVOLVED!

    There are three ways you can engage with WADA as we build our education programs. Simply fill out the Form that's right  for you and we will start the partnership process with you!

    Teaching Artist Application

    • Don’t have an idea for a class yet? Tell us about your artistic skills and teaching experience and we will match you with a program under development!

    Program Proposal

    • Know exactly what you would like to teach? Let us know your dream and we will work with you to make it a reality!

    Classroom Rental Request

    • If you represent an organization or group simply looking for a temporary, occasional space, contact us about classroom rental for both short and long term!

     

    Jan, Feb, and March applications are due: Sept 20, 2021


  • 20 Aug 2021 10:29 AM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    We are excited to hold the Critiquing Your Own Artwork event with Carol Dameron.

    Due to current public health concerns, we will require strict social distancing and the proper use of masks. 

    This event is happening on August 25, 2021 at 6:30pm. Find all of the details here: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4447287


  • 11 Aug 2021 8:43 AM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

    Critiquing your own Artwork with Carol Dameron

    August 25th, 2021 @ 6:30PM

    Tully Levine Gallery, ArtsXchange Campus


    Critiquing your own artwork is an important artistic habit that will guide you in describing, evaluating and expanding your own creative skills.  Critiques invite the encouragement and viewpoints of others while cultivating your own descriptive language.  As an artist, you will benefit from this dialogue with your peers. Please feel free to ask to have your piece anonymously discussed. 


    Our format will be a 1.5-hour session. Each interested artist will share & receive feedback on the piece of artwork they bring to the critique.  All 2D mediums will be accepted.  We encourage artists interested in exploring the power of the critique who simply want to observe and absorb to also attend.


    During this session you will learn critiquing skills alongside your peers.  Your ability to describe your work will improve in this supportive environment.


    Carol will explore: 

    • Key elements on how to critique your own work

    • How to critique and gain an objective viewpoint 

    • Using a constructive & positive approach supports our creative voice 


    Carol Dameron began her formal art education at the Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana then continued at the Louvre Museum and The Centre Americain in Paris. Further studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Dijon, France and an appointment to the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam led to four years of landscape and plein air paintings in the countryside of southern Portugal. 

    Her paintings and drawings are in the collection of the Polk Museum in Lakeland, Florida and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL. Carol has exhibited at the Chad Mize Gallery in St Petersburg, Florida as well as the Gallery Onetwentyeight in New York City. She has received commissions from society portraiture, allegorical triptychs, murals and has numerous private collectors. Dameron taught anatomy and figure drawing at the Morean Arts Center from 1992-2004 and currently teaches classes on Wednesdays at Studio 620 as well as private sessions in St Petersburg, FL.

    Sign up here: https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/event-4447287

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