Arts, culture and heritage community events

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming arts, culture and heritage community events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

Tindel Michi “Paper Chase” Art Exhibit
space:eight gallery
228 W. King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-829-2838
Event Pricing: free
space:eight is proud to announce the exhibit ‘Paper Chase’ by Atlanta artists TindelMichi. Paper Chase is a new body of work that explores spontaneous collage and the ideas of recycle, reuse and repurpose. The show was created expressly for space:eight and both artists will be in attendance at the opening party.TindelMichi is John Tindel and Michi Meko a collaborative duo working together to create a unique aesthetic influenced by the Southern region of the United States.
Friday, February 03, 2012 to
Saturday, March 31, 2012
9a to 5p Monday thru Thursday, Opening Party February 3, 5p to 11p

2nd Annual St. Johns Middle Schools Art Exhibit
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: FREE
Artworks created by students in local middle schools.
Friday, February 03, 2012 to
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm

Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge
St. Augustine Art Association 22 Marine St, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-2310
Event Pricing: FREE
“C”-ing is believing when four themes combine in one exhibit setting. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials.Opening: FRI ARTWALK FEB 3 / 5-9PM, AWARDS 7PM
Friday, February 03, 2012 to
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm

Mark Ruwedel, “Shelter”
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College
48 Sevilla Street, Saint Augustine
Phone: 904-826-8530
Event Pricing: Free to the public
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to present “Shelter,” an exhibition of photographs by Mark Ruwedel that will include works from his series “Desert Houses,” “Dog Houses,” and “Dusk.” The exhibition kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 pm with a conversation between the artist and Flagler Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Chris Balaschak.
Open during First Friday Feb 3, 5-9pm
On view through Friday, February 24, 2012

CRAIG O’NEAL Photography Show
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library
101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Phone: (904)827-6950
Event Pricing: free
ARTIST’S WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION FEATURING CRAIG O’NEAL. He is a Florida Master Naturalist and professional photographer, whose exceptional photographs of local birds will be displayed in the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for the month of February. Don’t miss meeting Craig and hearing about his adventures.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 to
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 7:45 opening reception

Celebrate Art 2012:
5th Annual Juried Artist Member
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is pleased to present an exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of our artist members. Works were selected by Russ Wilson, guest juror for this exhibition.
This exhibition will be on display through February 18, 2012.
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please check our website if you have any questions about hours.

Laura Mongiovi and Leslie Robison The Black & White Show
The St. Johns County Administration Building
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-471-9980
Event Pricing: free
Leslie Robison and Laura Mongiovi, Professors of Art at Flagler College, will exhibit a collection of original pieces. For more information, contact the St. Johns Cultural Council at 904-471-9980. The St. Johns County Administration Building is open to the public from 8a.m. until 5p.m. Monday through Friday.
Now to Thursday, February 16, 2012
8-5 M-F


Call for Entries!
Old Town Art & Craft Show – Spring
Palm Sunday Weekend
March 31 – April 1, 2012
Francis Field ~ W. Castillo Drive ~ Saint Augustine, FL
Area artists and fine craftsmen are cordially invited to submit their application to become an exhibitor at the upcoming Old Town Art & Craft Show – Spring.
This is a juried show that will showcase outstanding artists and craftsmen from Florida and around the country. Categories include: painting, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, wood, glass, metal, sculpture and mixed media. All work must be of original design and produced by the exhibiting artist or a two-person collaboration.
The online application process is quick and easy using or you may print and mail the downloadable application at
Special consideration will be given to Saint Augustine area artists.
For further information please visit or call (904)794-0084.


Lincolnville Farmers’ Market
Eddie Vickers Park
Event Pricing: free
An upscale outdoor farmers’ market located in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood, offering local and organic produce, artisan crafts, baked goods, and much more!
Open every Sunday from 11am-3pm.


Contemporary Art Exhibitions Funded (Deadline: March 1)
The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation’s Exhibition Award supports innovative art exhibitions throughout the United States that challenge convention through the exploration of critical ideas in contemporary art. Awards are intended to fund exhibitions at the beginning stage of their development and to provide the curator with the support needed to fully explore the concept and realize the exhibition. Online Intent to Apply forms must be submitted by March 1st. The deadline for full applications is April 5th. Visit the website to review the application guidelines here.

New! National Dance Project Production Grants (Deadline: March 1)
The National Dance Project (NDP) production grants fund the creation of new dance works that will tour nationally by supporting costs incurred through the artistic development of the work. Grants generally range from $25,000 to $40,000 and are awarded to approximately 20 dance projects each year. Eligible projects should involve a creative and dynamic partnership with one or more U.S. presenter partners in the development of the work. Visit here for more info.

The VISIT FLORIDA 2012-13 Grant Program
Application period is now open. There are several Grant Programs available to assist our industry Partners, like St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau, in expanding their marketing efforts. We encourage you to explore all VISIT FLORIDA grant opportunities. Flagler College As the As a reminder, the application period closes February 20 at 5 p.m. EST.
Thank you for your continued partnership with VISIT FLORIDA!
(877) 435-2872

Creative Capital Grants for Artists
On February 1, 2012, Creative Capital will begin to accept online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The Letter of Inquiry Form for Film/Video and Visual Arts is now closed; however, the Letter of Inquiry Form for Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature will open on February 1, 2012, and will be open until March 1.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
* A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
* At least 25 years old
* A working artist with at least five years of professional
* Not a full-time student


Writers-in-Residence: Tim Siebels
Gamache-Koeger Theater, Flagler College
74 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-819-6339
Event Pricing: Free
Tim Seibles’s streetwise, syncopated poems zero in on such wide-ranging subjects as basketball, sex, dogs, race in America, and the inner thoughts of cartoon characters. He has published five books of poetry and his work has appeared in journals such as The Kenyon Review and Black American Literary Forum, Outsiders, Verse and Universe, In Search of Color Everywhere, A Way Out of No Way, and New American Poets in the 90’s.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 7:00 p.m.


The music department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine announces that the First Friday Art Walk Concert for February will take place in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, on February 3, 2012, beginning at 6:00 PM.
Ms. Melika Lux and Ms. Ellen Marini will be the featured artists. They come to us from the Voice Studio of Sonia Lewis. These wonderful singers will be performing works of Mozart, Schubert, Delibes, Gounod and others. Don’t miss the talent of these lovely young ladies.
As always, this and all First Friday Art Walk Concerts are open to the public – a free-will offering will be taken.

Pioneer Barn!
259 San Marco Avenue, St Augustine
Phone: 904-824-8874
Event Pricing: Adult Tickets $10.00 – Child 6-12 $5.00
FLORIDA’S HOTTEST VOCAL DUO returns to the Pioneer Barn! This show pays tribute to some of the greatest vocalist of all times.Costume changes throughout the performance enhance the visual and vocal impressions of The Rightous Brothers – Marvin Gaye – Engelbert Humperdinck – Nat King Cole – Elvis Presley – Tom Jones – Lou Rawls – and more. There will be a full CASH BAR for this show.There is plenty of free parking and we are handicap accessible. Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling 904-824-8874 or purchase them at the door the night of the show.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm.


Writers’ Theater Partnership
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
Phone: 904.209.3730
Event Pricing: FREE
A new partnership dedicated to bringing out the best in your play, screenplay or short story. If you have an original work you would like Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at rogersandlatka@yahoo.comWorkshop Dates:February 28, March 13, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22 6 – 8 p.m.

Dinner and A Show with Mark Twain
The Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave, St Augustine
Event Pricing: $39.93
Enjoy your Dinner at The Raintree Restaurant followed by a one man show from Robert Gill “Happy New Year with Mark Twain” Please call after 1pm to make reservations: 904 824 7211
Every Thursday through February 6pm – 9pm

Limelight Theatre presents Harvey
Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission, St. Augustine
Phone: 904) 825-1164


Event Pricing: $25.00
When mild-mannered Elwood insists his imaginary friend Harvey-a man-sized rabbit-is real, his sister decides to have him committed. The doctors mistakenly commit her instead, and when the error is realized, a mad dash search is on for Elwood, Harvey, and the truth. Directed by Jean Rahner.To purchase online:
Friday, January 20, 2012 to
Sunday, February 12, 2012 (additional show at 7:30pm)
Thursday – Saturdays at 7:30pm,Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm

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