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“Florida in Nature” – Peggy Shashy

Artist: Peggy Shashy Genre: Other Bio: I am a veterinarian, fused glass artist, avid bird watcher and environmental advocate. I am a Jacksonville native who is interested in protecting, preserving and promoting our natural resources here in northeast Florida. Piece: Florida in Nature Piece Description: It is a fused glass quilt depicting wildlife and natural habitats of north Florida. Web: …

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“Winter’s Willow” by Cher Brown

Artist: Cher Brown Genre: Photography Bio: Referred to as her Mother’s “nature girl”, Cher has always felt a deep connection with natural surroundings. Through her photography, Cher transmits a feeling of tranquility and healing that each setting offers her as she strolls through the woods or sits quietly at waters edge. Her greatest artistic satisfaction comes from sharing her work …

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“Baggage” – Zachary Havas

Artist: Zachary Havas Genre: Painting Bio: I’m a former expat, I spent most of my life in France. I graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 2010 and moved back to the USA. I now live in Saint Augustine where I work with horses for a living. Piece: Baggage Piece Description: This drawing portrays, in a comic …

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“HMS Victory” by Ernie Boyette

Artist: Ernie Boyette Genre: Painting Bio: I am a self taught artist. I paint artwok that men like. Cars, Ships, Airplanes and Army Tanks. I work with famous aviators from WWII. Many of my artworks have been personally signed by the famous aviators. I can in fact paint anything and have many samples. I have had three heart attacks and …

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“Bridge Traffic” by Wendy Tatter

Artist: Wendy Tatter Genre: Painting Bio: I am a batik artist in Saint Augustine. I learned the art of painting on fabric with wax and dyes in Mexico, while attending Instituto Allende. I have owned a gallery in Saint Augustine for the last 9 years…W.B.Tatter Gallery. I have been the recipient of the Rowita Award, for the work I’ve done …

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“WANT AD” by CJ Godwin

WANT AD by CJ Godwin Second class poet Seeking sanctuary From the heated mass of ignorance And high velocity intellect [divider/] Artist: CJ Godwin Genre: Poetry Bio: Besides her Master’s thesis in archaeology, C. J. Godwin has written for college journals, local papers, and community newsletters, and currently ghostwrites online media for a handful of local businesses. Most notably, she …

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“Hibiscus & Butterfly” by Kate Merrick

Artist: Kate Merrick Genre: Painting Bio: As a life-long painter, I want to share the beauty I see around me with everyone. I am currenly working on a floral series in acrylic on board, one of which I am submitting. I work in various media & cannot pick a favorite as they are all fun & different. Piece: Hibiscus & …

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“Lady Lawyer’s Painting” by Daniel Epps

Artist: Daniel Epps Genre: Painting Bio: Daniel graduated from the University of North Carolina with an economics degree and worked in a variety of businesses from development, recreation, and production. Daniel earned a masters in finance from the University of Florida, and currently lives in Jacksonville, FL. Piece: Lady Lawyer’s Painting Piece Description: 48″ x 36″ wrapped canvas; mystical mixed …

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