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Geoff Coe's Blog – November 2011 Archive (4)

Small show, strong results: Naples Fall Fine Art & Craft Festival (Nov. 26-27, 2011)

After last week's drama in St. Pete, I was happy to have this show next up on my schedule: A small, 88-artist show that kicks off the fall outdoor festival season in Naples, FL.  Ably run by Marianne Megela of the Naples Art Association  and a large, efficient group of volunteers, this show took place on a T-shaped layout along two streets just east of US 41 (a few blocks east of the better-known shows along 5th Ave. and Cambier Park later in the…


Added by Geoff Coe on November 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Judge Skips Categories; Visitors Skip their Wallets: St. Petersburg ArtScape, Nov. 20-21, 2011

Tequila or no tequila, I'm writing a review of St. Pete's ArtScape affair last weekend, as Nels Johnson--blogger extraordinaire and publicity arm of the famed husband-and-wife prizewinning pair--promised I would do. (No pressure--gulp!--here).  And what an adventurous experience this turned out to be. 

This first year show had a foundation more solid than most of its ilk.  The plan: Introduce…


Added by Geoff Coe on November 22, 2011 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

"If there's a Pulitzer for blogging, I've blown it with this entry": St. Armand's Art Festival, Nov. 12-13, 2011

I don't have a full review of this show, for reasons that will be clear in a paragraph or two.  But I wanted to get the conversation started among artists who attended this Howard Alan show, held in Sarasota, FL's St. Armand's Key.

St. Armand's Circle is a shopping district well-known for its upscale shops and fine dining establishments, including the not-to-be-missed Columbia Restaurant,…


Added by Geoff Coe on November 14, 2011 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Art without the Carnival: Hotworks' Estero FA Show at Miromar Outlets

I've reviewed this show several times before, so I'll keep this one short.  (You can read earlier reviews, including details on the area demographics and show logistics here.)

If you like to take your art without side orders of carnival and kettle corn, the Estero Fine Art show is a good way to go.  Run by Patty Narozny's…


Added by Geoff Coe on November 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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