Monday, May 17, 2010
Just finishing up with Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Event.
I must admit it is a great place to paint. There are a few working harbors such as, Carrabelle, Apalachicola, and East Point. Lots of beautiful old Shrimping boats as well as smaller Oyster boats nestled in all along the gulf coast. Very active little ports along with wonderful structures and beautiful architecture in and around the towns. It seems to be able to retain it's charm by being the "forgotten" coast and not being fully developed in many parts.
The event was well run, lots of support from the community, good turn out, good sales, great group of artists, lots of activities and parties to boot, plus I was thrilled to have received the Artist Choice Award as well as an honorable mention in the quick draw, which was held out on St. George Island.
Also being a midwesterner, it's really hard to beat this beautiful weather especially in May.
Thanks to all the folks involved and I look forward to being back next year.