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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Sign-up Form for Second Saturday
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
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.
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 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.
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
Classroom Rental Request
Jan, Feb, and March applications are due: Sept 20, 2021
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
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
The July Artwork Was a WILD Success!
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 August 14. We have limited spaces, so reserve your space NOW. An extra bonus -- there will be no charge to rent a space!!
SIGN UP FOR FREE TENT SPACE HERE.
Call for Entries: The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) proudly announces an Artists Member Art show with the theme A Road Less Traveled
Celebrating the return to travel. Where are you going? A big city, a cabin in the woods, a remote landscape? Let us follow you on your journey.
Selected artworks fitting this theme submitted by WADA members, will be on exhibit for the month of July in the Burka Member Lounge at the ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. The ArtsXchange campus is one of the most widely visited spots during Second Saturday Artwalk.
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