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Monday, March 23, 2020

Venice Urban Forest Growing Up Exhibit going virtual

We are Going Virtual
Bill Farnsworth Conception Painting "A Walk In The Forest" 24x36
as Continue the "Venice Urban Forest Growing Up" Exhibit...
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: admin@vabi.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
 "The Urban Forest is integral to the City of Venice's urban design introduced by noted American landscape architect John Nolen in 1926." The Venice Plein Air painting group, has now designated the 3rd Saturday in January MAP (Meet And Paint) as their annual visit to the Venice Urban Forest. All Artist's visiting the area invited to be a part, and the paintings in the exhibit reflect vast medium and styles offered in a manner that either 50,70 or 100% of the sale price goes directly back to VABI & Venice Urban Forest. Also you will find that many of the Artists that you collect are offering their work in a manor that you won't want to miss the opportunity to not only collect their work at a great price, donate to Venice Urban's Forest AND having that donation MATCHED 100% !  What could be better?!!?? 
HERE ARE THE PAINTINGS FOR YOU TO VOTE ON FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:
(in no particular order; note a red dot on the tag means that the painting has sold.  ALL THE REST are available including the Concept Painting Above.){click on ANY image to enlarge}
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



Friday, January 10, 2020

"The Urban Forest In Paint
documenting 
The Urban Forest growing up! 
January 18th, 2020
(3rd Saturday in Jan.) 
is our annual 
Urban Forest 
Paint Out.
VABI Urban Forest  
an Oasis coming to life, right here in Venice.  History in the making recorded by Artists on the 3rd Saturday of January VPA MAP
Venice Plein Air
Meet And Paint 
VABI Urban Forest Vision by Artist Bills Farnworth
 Bill Farnsworth, is the Artist who visualized with this painting, the vision of VABI's plan to keep John Nolen's Plan for an Urban Forest within the city of Venice. 
Venice Plein Air with Bill with MANY ARTISTS came together January 2019 on the 3rd Saturday to start recording that plan, visioned here, coming to life! 

 All Artists are invited to JOIN US on the 18th beginning at 9am officially for our MAP 
 THIS YEAR WE ARE ADDING A Monetary  
Peoples ChoiceAward
All Artist who wish to display their paintings from this years event or their paintings painted with us last year too, are invited to display them for this Exhibit.  People Choice Voting will go on for a month at the Venice Area Beautification Office VABI
 (Stay tuned for the dates starting in mid- February. Join us the 18th. Plan to have your paintings ready to hang by Mid-February.  You will have additional days to paint the Urban Forest for this exhibit. Follow here and at our FB and Instagram Pages for all the details. )  

Monday, December 9, 2019

Venice Plein Air MAPs 2019-2020

Venice Plein Air
MAPs 2019-2020
Meet
And
Paint
November 4 & 16
December 2 & 21
January 6 & *18
February 3 & 15
March 2 & 21
April  6 & 18

Follow us @
Facebook
Or Instagram
for regular updates
And ALL details of each
MAP
ALSO when other
area Plein Air Groups
 are in our area
They will be shared
on those pages too .

*SAVE THE DATE
JANUARY 18th
for our special
Annual MAP at
VABI Urban Forest
details on pages

Sunday, March 31, 2019

M.A.P. Meet And Paint Venice Plein Air

First Monday and Third Saturday OPEN to all Plein Air (Outdoor Painters) 

VPA equals: Venice Plein Air 

MAP equals: Meet And Paint 

 

One Monday & One Saturday per month: November - April . 

MAP's:
Meet And Paint
it is as simple as that!
No Emails
Sign Ups or Fees
Simply Out Door Painting Camaraderie!
Preserving Venice
One Plein Air Painting At a Time.
(One Special MAP each year, 3rd Saturday in January VABI Urban Forest)

 1st Monday Caspersens Beach
3rd Saturday Historic Downtown Venice and Venice Farmers Market
(One Special MAP each year, 3rd Saturday in January VABI Urban 
Forest)






  • MON (first Monday every month)
    Caspersens Beach MAP on the first Monday of every month along the boardwalk, or at the end by the beach, or even back on the inter-coastal side.  Click the link to learn more about the park.  It is a beloved favorite and awesome signature natural resource of Venice.  NO RSVP needed. This monthly outing are designed for all plein air painters of any group. 9am-noon aprox
  • SAT (third Saturday every month) HISTORIC DOWNTOWN VENICE; Venice Farmers Market.
    Venice Farmers Market Until noon, or paint historic downtown, the park reaches to Venice Ave. Too. MAP borders in front of the Historic KMI building Venice Mall on Tampa Ave to Venice Ave, Venice FL 34285 Meeting, the Third Saturday of every month. No RSVP needed.  This monthly outings are designed for ALL Plein Air Painters in any group. 9am to 1pm aprox

    The regular Saturday will be a nice addition for some that aren't available during the week to paint out... so hope this accommodates your schedules
    Expect to see Historic downtown districts, Venders, fresh produce, flowers, variety of  people, children, pets, Music Playing and Venice has a water fountain park and Gazebo too as a part of the view. Just a few blocks from the Gulf and/or Awesome Banyan trees too. Farmers Market where can meet, but many places to venture to from there too.  There are great painting subjects in any direction you turn.
For more information on directions and times please contact facilitator K. Hitt and be sure to put in your memo VPA or Plein Air.
VPA came about to serve our Venice area or South County.  Local artist supporting our local arts and historical scenic communities. Any visiting our area that wishes to plein air paint with a group is welcomed to join our MAPs.  Due to schedule, set up monthly MAPs with an invite to all. Saturday important to keep on the schedule for those that are not able to meet during the week.  
Venice Plein Air MAP Calendar: See Face Book Page
And as other groups visit the area will share that on the page too.

Venice Plein Air is on the south west coast located inside Sarasota County in the Venice area serving nearby communities and keys.

ALL The out door painting groups work together and hold no boundaries as to participants.

VPA came about to serve our Venice area or South County.  Local artist supporting our local arts and historical scenic communities. Any visiting our area that wishes to plein air paint with a group is welcomed to join our MAPs.  I, K Hitt am the facilitator of VPA.  Due to schedule, set up monthly MAPs with an invite to all. Saturday important to keep on the schedule for those that are not able to meet during the week.  

Venice Plein Air... simply to celebrate the historical of our Venice area and to keep it recorded in the arts... and for the arts to continue to be represented by her artists in the area. VPA actually formed early on to keep this historic town in the Plein Air Records. The additonal area groups offer so much opportunity to Plein Air Paint, and many meet weekly:  Visit the facebook page, that is where share VPA MAPs and when other groups are visiting our area to paint! PLEIN AIR FORCE as a part of Plein Air Magazine new Out Door Painters Website. Also available for the SE Region is The Forgotten Coast En Plein Air website for resources.

Also you may want to enlist in the

VPA remains happily as a smaller sanction, as is our area smaller.  Again, all our welcome.