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“The Bride-To-Be” by Hal Padgett

Artist: Hal Padgett Genre: Photography Bio: A native of the Florida panhandle, I moved to the First Coast 14 years ago. Neptune Beach and I make a good match. Most of my photos are snapped on the boardwalk, sands, and fishing pier in downtown Jacksonville Beach. Piece: The Bride-To-Be Piece Description: Looking down from the north railing of the pier. …

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“Take it Back” by Stephen Mason

Artist: Stephen Mason Genre: Music Bio: Songwriter – Country, with occasional mixture of folk/rock with a blues overtone recorded with minimal tracks; however, still a full sound. While living in Chesapeake, VA, I studied chord and scale theory under instruction of “Lewis McGehee”- one of Tidewater Virginia’s finest acoustic players; of course that doesn’t mean I can play like Lewis, …

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“The Dragon, The Pig, & The Red Tiger” by Artur Nistra

Artist: Artur Nistra Genre: Other Bio: Artur Nistra has lived in the United States since 1999 when he first arrived in New York City from Rio de Janeiro looking for a new life in the Big Apple. After moving to Florida in 2003, Artur earned an Associate of Science degree in Graphic from Florida State College, later acquired his Bachelors …

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“I’m Gonna Need My Heart Back” by Brett Foster

Artist: Brett Foster Genre: Music Bio: For the past 30 years, Brett has played music, literally, all over the world (Africa, Bahamas, England, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, and throughout the United States). He’s recorded 3 studio albums (Grace Face, How Sweet The Sound, Brokendown Bus) and is soon releasing his 4th record. Brett’s acoustic solo show is both …

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“Purple V Shawl” by Donna Morris

Artist: Donna Morris Genre: Other Bio: I first took weaving classes in college. After I retired 2 years ago from teaching I decided to go back and weave again. I use a lot of hand dyed natural fibers in my weavings along with fun fur, tinsel and other interesting items. I recently attended Convergence 2016in Milwaukee, Wis where there were …

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“Rising” by Leslie Kirkwood

Artist: Leslie Kirkwood Genre: Photography Bio: I grew up playing in Jacksonville’s unspoiled woods and creeks. Now I capture images of Nature’s art—wildlife and native plants—in urban settings, finding beauty in small details and unexpected places. I live, work and photograph in Neptune Beach. Piece: Rising Piece Description: With a powerful stroke of its wings, the heron rises from the …

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“untitled” by David Hill

Artist: David Hill Genre: Painting Bio: I’m 58 years old I am been painting for 18 months I am self-taught and make my own canvases and frames. Piece: untitled Piece Description: It’s a scene with a mama wolf and her three pups. Dened up in a forest scene in the winter.

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“Tree of Life” by Emily Blue

Artist: Emily Blue Genre: Painting Bio: Recent transplant from ATL, loving living in the thriving art community on Amelia Island. Hoping to further my career and one day thrive as an artist in the north Florida community. Former pigeon wrangler & whitewater photographer extraordinaire, I have held more jobs than boyfriends, always searching for my next inspiration… Piece: Tree of …

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“The Verdict” by Moliere Dimanche

Artist: Moliere Dimanche Genre: Painting Bio: After serving 8 1/2 years in Florida State prisons, mostly in confinement, I am now a student at Florida School of the Arts on a full scholarship. My work submitted to you represents my time spent incarcerated, making the most of a bad situation. I draw things that have meaning to me with humor …