Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Let the NEXT Season Begin!
Venice Plein Air M.A.P. (Meet And Paint) continues November-April
1st Monday's at Caspersen's Beach
3rd Saturday Historic Downtown Venice & Farmers Market!
It is as simple as that! Meet And Paint! No emails, sign ups or fees, just outdoor painting camaraderie!
We begin painting around 8:30 am. Follow our Facebook Page Venice Plein Air or Instagram Page for updates @venicepleinairmap
Our 2020-2021 Season in a nutshell:
1st Mondays Caspersens, 3rd Saturday Historic Downtown Venice November-April with the 3rd Saturday in January our special community outreach MAP at Venice Urban Forest. We begin each MAP around 8:30-9am. Critique to follow if requested. Special guest painters host.
An Annual Community Outreach and Fundraiser for VABI and Venice Urban Forest opens 3 March 2021 at the Venice Area Beautification Office. Paintings are a culmination from the season, turned in by the artists by 27 February 2021. People's Choice voting starts 3/3/21 with the exhibit opening and runs through 4/3/21. A Monetary 50/50 Fundraiser Artist/Urban Forest a win win for our community. This year TWO peoples Choice Awards; BEST VPA MAP & BEST URBAN FOREST
Community and Artist working together to keep our beautiful Venice preserved one plein air painting at a time! Come be a part. Follow our Facebook and instagram pages for updates.
Monday, March 23, 2020
|Bill Farnsworth Conception Painting "A Walk In The Forest" 24x36|
The People's Choice Voting for your favorite works; AND THE MATCHING GRANT to every dollar donated... CONTINUES. Offering each of you the opportunity to play a part in this community project that will serve our area for generations to come.
Link to the video on Venice Plein Air FB Page: Venice Urban Forest Growing Up-Exhibit Video
"A Walk In The Forest" conception painting by Bill Farnsworth is available at the exhibit; along with 22 paintings by National, Regional & Local Artist's painted over the past two years at the Venice Urban Forest, in an effort to record its growth in ART.
While we work out PayPal buttons for your purchases and votes, please know that you can Call the VABI office (open Mon, Tue, Thur, 10-3pm on a limited basis) or leave a message if you are interested in ANY of these paintings not already SOLD. Contact info: Mary at; Phone: 1.9412078224
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please just share Artist's name and Title of the painting. As we all work through these unique times, thank you for being a part of Art Preserving Venice and Recording its Growth At the Venice Urban Forest.
Why It Matters
Conservation Foundation is partnering with VABI (Venice Area Beautification, Inc.) to reforest the former CSX railroad adjacent to the Venetian Waterway Park. Once completed, the Urban Forest will extend about 1.75 miles and provide a sanctuary for many insects, birds, and animals, and a natural-area park for all to enjoy. Your support is needed now as VABI works to complete the first phase. Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded a $100,000 matching grant, raising the visibility of this transformative community project. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar!
The Urban Forest is integral to the City of Venice's urban design introduced by noted American landscape architect John Nolen in 1926. This greenbelt corridor compliments Nolen's design principles based on "nature leading the way." The Urban Forest will stretch from the Venice Train Depot to Center Road and will provide a beautiful woodland trail for pedestrians parallel to the Venetian Waterway Park. All native trees and shrubs are being planted so that the forest provides habitat specifically for migratory songbirds and native wildlife.
|Venice Plein Air MAP (Meet And Paint) Artist's Jan. 2019|
|Patricia H Everson Venice Urban Forest The Beginning|
|Anne Wedler Venice Urban Forest Oil2020|
|Edward Wedler Venice Urban Forest 2020 w/c|
|Karen Ann Hitt New Phase|
|Susie Covert Native Species SOLD|
|Mary Erickson Hidden Treasure SOLD|
|Bill Farnsworth Treasure...|
|Bill Farnsworth Urban Trail|
|Cindy Mott McGarry Venice Urban Forest 2020|
|Patricia H. Everson Venice Urban Forest Butterfly Garden|
|Karen Ann Hitt Old Made New|
|Hodges Soieleau The Begining|
|JoAnne McLaren Venice Urban Forest '19|
|Tony D'Amico A Walk Through Venice Urban Forest|
|Kathy Scott Urban Forest Venice|
|Abby Ober Singing Palms|
|Barbara Gernat Urban Forest Project 9x12|
|Faith Bradburn Keller Urban Forest Fog -SOLD|
|Faith Bradburn Keller Urban Forest 8x10|
|Joe Kanoza Urban Gathering SOLD|
|Linda Banas Where Butterflies Roam|
|Kathy Scott Urban Forest Entrance SOLD|