McRae Art Studios’ Spring Fine Art Sale Set for April 2

Art Lovers Invited to “Spring for Art”

 

McRae Art Studios’ Spring Fine Art Sale Set for April 2

 

Winter Park, Fla., Feb. 24, 2016 – Art lovers are invited to “Spring for Art” at McRae Art Studios (mcraeartstudios.com) annual spring open house, from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, April 2. The annual event at Central Florida’s largest and oldest artist studio group is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

 

McRae’s spring open house gives art collectors and gift-givers a unique opportunity to browse 22 artist studios, visit with the artists and purchase original art. Several thousand original art works will be available including paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and pottery.

 

McRae Art Studios is located at 904 Railroad Ave. Suite 200, in Winter Park.

 

MCRAE ART STUDIOS, a collective of 22 independent artists founded in 1987, was established to allow member artists to work and mingle and to attract community attention to the area’s outstanding talent. McRae maintains the highest level of artistic accomplishment by bringing artists into the collective by a jury process. It has been home to many nationally recognized artists. Twice a year, McRae hosts open houses that attract thousands of visitors and collectors. For more information: mcraeartstudios.com.

 

McRae Art Studios Welcomes Noreen Coup as Visiting Artist

McRae Art Studios, located in Winter Park, Fla., has selected painter Noreen Coup as a Visiting Artist. Coup will work on her art in an individual studio at McRae until June 30, sharing her ideas and techniques with McRae’s artists and learning from them as well.

Noreen Coup painting a scene on location in France.

Noreen Coup painting a scene on location in France.

 

Coup paints mostly with a palette knife to create dimensional landscapes, seascapes, architectural environments and portraits.

 

The Orlando resident says she was inspired to begin painting when she lived in Paris in 2000. She has studied art with Timothy Horn, Larry Moore, Victoria Brooks, Dreama Tolle-Perry, Leslie Saeta, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Don Sondag, Sally Shisler and other notable artists.

 

Coup earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Woodbury University and has worked in architecture and interior design for more than 30 years.

 

McRae instituted the Visiting Artist Program to give selected local, national or international artists a chance to be part of the McRae artist community for three to six months and to stimulate new ideas among member artists.

 


Current Visiting Artist and the Holiday McRae Open House

Check out the work of McRae's Visiting Artist, Barb Perrotti, at the McRae Holiday Openings next weekend.

McRae Holiday Open House

Friday, December 12, 2014
6 to 9 pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014
4 to 9 pm

This year McRae Art Studios will be partnering with the charity Kids Beating Cancer  www.kidsbeatingcancer.com. Many of the artists will be donating a portion of their sales to the charity. Cheri Riechers has had the great privilege of partnering with Kids Beating Cancer since 2012 and has brought the joy of art to many of the children going through treatments. Some of the children will be painting at the opening. The partnership is a fantastic way for the McRae artists and patrons of McRae to enjoy art and give back to the community. 

Free and open to the public. 

 

McRae Art Studios to Open Doors for Holiday Dec. 12 and 13

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McRae Art Studios to Open Doors for Holiday Dec. 12 and 13

 

Winter Park, Fla., Nov. 4, 2014 – The 21 artists at McRae Art Studios (mcraeartstudios.com) will host their Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 12, from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 4-9 p.m. The eagerly awaited annual event at Central Florida’s oldest and largest art studio complex is free and open to the public.

 

McRae artists will donate a portion of their sales at the event to Kids Beating Cancer.

 

For art collectors and gift-givers the holiday open house is a unique opportunity to browse McRae’s warehouse studios, each one as creative as the artist who works in it, visit with artists and purchase original art. More than 1,000 art works will be available including paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and pottery.

 

McRae Art Studios is located at 904 Railroad Avenue in Winter Park.

 

MCRAE ART STUDIOS, a collective of 21 independent artists founded in 1987, was established to allow member artists to work and mingle and to attract community attention to the area’s outstanding talent. McRae maintains the highest level of artistic accomplishment by bringing artists into the collective by a jury process. It has been home to many nationally recognized artists. Twice a year, McRae hosts Open Houses that attract as many as 2,000 visitors and collectors. For more information: mcraeartstudios.com

Painting by Cheri Riechers, an artist member of McRae Art Studios.

Painting by Cheri Riechers, an artist member of McRae Art Studios.



Put McRae on your holiday calendars

McRae Holiday Open House

Friday, December 12, 2014 6 to 9 pm

Saturday, December 13, 2014 4 to 9 pm

Free and open to the public. Come enjoy and purchase the art work of McRae artists directly from the artist's studios.

McRae Art Studios at Orlando City Hall

The Art of McRae Art Studios

Reception:  Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:30-5:30 pm
March 1 - May 31, 2014

Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL

The art exhibition is in the Terrace Gallery, adjacent to the Rotunda.

Reception for “The Art of McRae Art Studios,” an exhibition of works by 21 artists of McRae Art Studios, the oldest and largest artist collective in Central Florida. The exhibit, from March 1-May 31, highlights the group’s creative diversity and includes painting, mixed media, photography and sculpture. The event is free and open to the public. 

McRae Art Studios Welcomes Gary Rupp as Visiting Artist


McRae Art Studios Welcomes Gary Rupp as Visiting Artist

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McRae Art Studios, located in Winter Park, FL., has selected landscape painter Gary Rupp as a Visiting Artist for six months. Rupp will work on his art in an individual studio at McRae from Jan. 1-June 30, sharing his ideas and techniques with McRae’s artists and learning from them as well.

Rupp, a Winter Park resident who says “color is my passion,” creates landscapes with pastels, working directly from nature. He has participated in “paint out” events in Winter Park, Wekiva Springs Park and Canaveral National Seashore, and his work has been exhibited in Central Florida and in juried pastel exhibits in North Carolina.

After minoring in art at Wheaton College, Rupp chose pastels as his medium, continuing his education by studying under Maggie Price, Albert Handell, Terri Ford, Doug Dawson and Michael Chesley Johnson.

McRae instituted the Visiting Artist Program to give selected local, national or international artists a chance to be part of the McRae artist community for three to six months and to stimulate new ideas among member artists.

Orlando Sentinel: Artists from Winter Park's McRae Art Studios to exhibit works in Leesburg

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"Confluence," oil on canvas by Stephen Bach. (Courtesy of Stephen Bach / January 9, 2014)

By Christine Cole, Correspondent

January 10, 2014

LEESBURG — For those who missed the popular Holiday Open House at Winter Park's McRae Art Studios in December, not to worry. The artists will exhibit at the Leesburg Center for the Arts for a month.

"Intersecting Journeys" will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit includes current work from the nearly two dozen artists who work at the 10,000 square-foot Railroad Avenue building, which comprises separate studio spaces for each artist.

"We have such a great stable of artists," member Stephen Bach said. "Nobody competes directly with each other. They aren't competing for the same buyer. We share critiques and we try to help each other."

The late George Whipple and his wife, Marty, founded the studio on 1987 after visiting the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Va.

Two works by Marty Whipple are in the show, including a shadowbox surrounding a small hand that holds a small bottle filled with mysterious liquid.


The Whipples' son, widely collected painter and sculptor John Whipple is represented by a painting in his series of "misfits," oddly formed figures that often represent contemporary neuroses.

John Whipple's wife, Lynn, is also nationally known. Although she has turned her attention to plein-air painting, she is showing one of her signature collages that challenge the imagination of the viewer.

One striking image is of one McRae painter painting another. Larry Moore painted Matthew Cornell at work in his McRae studio.

"It captures Matthew," Bach said. "He paints like Chuck Close, starting at the upper left corner."

People can see a Donne Bittner painting — "She builds up a rich texture with pastels," Bach said — one of Victor Bokas' Florida dreams and an organic-shaped bronze by jeweler Mary Ostrander.

Ceramicist Susan Bach entered a few of her gleaming black-and-white patterned bowls, cups and lidded containers, which are lined with vivid shades of orange, cobalt, leaf green and chrome yellow.

Her husband, Stephen Bach, brought one of his recent works, "Confluence," an oil on canvas.

"It is about how the light transforms the landscape, especially when the sun goes down," he said. "I've always been fascinated with landscapes."

The exhibit will continue at the center, 429 W. Magnolia St., through Feb. 14.

Bach will give a workshop in oil and acrylic paints at the center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30. Cost is $145 for members and $165 for non-members..

For more information, call 352-365-0232.

Copyright © 2014, Orlando Sentinel

McRae Art Studios Welcomes Robin Johnson as Visiting Artist for Fall 2013

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 Winter Park, Fla., 2013 – McRae Art Studios, located in Winter Park, Fla., has selected landscape painter Robin Johnson as a Visiting Artist for three months this fall. Johnson will work on her art in an individual studio at McRae from Sept. 1-Nov. 30, sharing her ideas and techniques with McRae’s artists and learning from them as well.

Johnson, a Central Florida native, is a “contemporary impressionist” who is “inspired by the beauty of nature and the abstract qualities of light and shadow.” She paints in oils, working from photographs taken during her travels. She has taught art at the elementary school level and designed logos and magazine covers. From 1998-2002, she had studios at Flying Turtle Gallery and Studio 509 in Winter Park. She now maintains studios in Orlando and in Jackson Hole, Wyo. In 2011, she joined the Daily Painting Movement.

Johnson has a degree in fine art and humanities from Rollins College. She has also studied under Grady Kimsey at Seminole State College and under David Reese, Jeanne Schubert, Donne Bitner and Terry Traumbaur Norris at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park.  

McRae instituted the Visiting Artist Program to give selected local, national or international artists a chance to be part of the McRae artist community for three months and to stimulate new ideas among member artists.

MCRAE ART STUDIOS, a collective of 21 independent artists founded in 1987, was established to allow member artists to work and mingle and to attract community attention to the area’s outstanding talent. McRae maintains the highest level of artistic accomplishment by bringing artists into the collective by a jury process. It has been home to many nationally recognized artists. Twice a year, McRae hosts Open Houses that attract as many as 2,000 visitors and collectors. For more information: mcraeartstudios.com.

 

Open Studio Night this Friday

Friday, August 2, 2013

6 pm to 8 pm

Take a peek inside the studios and processes of various artists working at Mcrae Art Studios! This is a great opportunity to see works in progress, purchase available works, and learn more about Mcrae's warehouse space, situated in the heart of Winter Park, FL! 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Visiting Artist Studio Program

Special Announcement

McRae Art Studios is piloting a three-month Visiting Artist studio program. Why? To enhance the mix of artist disciplines within our studio warehouse, while offering local, national, or international artists the opportunity to be a part of our artist community.

The 12-1/2 ft. x 14-1/2 ft. studio space has an eight-foot ceiling height, central air conditioning, and is accessible 24 hours a day. Rental cost is $855 for each three-month term and does not include housing or travel accommodations. Mcrae Art Studios is open by appointment with the exception of four seasonal public events —Open Houses (December, April), Open Studios (February, September).   

Rental Terms: 

SUMMER: June, July, August 

FALL:  September, October, November

WINTER: December, January, February

SPRING: March, April, May 

Interested artists, please send 6 jpgs of your work, an artist bio, and term preference(s) (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) to Dina Mack at dinamackart@yahoo.com BY APRIL 13, 2013 to be considered. Participants will be announced on MAY 10, 2013. We are seeking established and emerging artists whose work, medium or aesthetic varies from that currently represented. Please review the  Mcrae Art Studios website to see the current artists' work. 

McRae Spring Open House Tonight!

Come join us from 4 to 9 pm!

Here's a preview of some of the work you'll see tonight...

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