Ringing in 2011? Tell us where to be!

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Beaches Museum & History Center Presents "Salt Air Visions"

Beaches Museum & History Center Presents "Salt Air Visions"

Local Artist of the “Beaches” Jane Alexander, Jean Ballow, Pamela Casey, Arlene Hanly, Marge Monteith, Martha Miller, Claire Morin and Perry Russell will proudly display their work on January 4, 2011.  In the mid 1990’s a small group of local artist formed the “First Coast Pastel Society”.  It gave them an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, exhibit their work and promote interest in the medium.  A spirit of co-operation has enabled the Society to survive without officers or dues!  Anyone who was interested in the medium was welcome to attend meetings regardless of artistic background.  Our founder, Ms. Virginia ford was an active member until 2009.  When she no longer “organized the group” the Society was transformed into the “Salt Air Art Society”. This shift in focus allowed all visual artists the opportunity to participate in these informative meetings and shows.  Our Society has not changed—just its name and it now includes visual fine art forms.  If you have any desire to pick up a brush, chalk, pencil, pen & ink just give us a call.

2011 ROWITA Award Recipients Announced

Six local women have been selected to receive the third annual ROWITA  Awards for their artistic accomplishments, outstanding lifetime achievement and contributions to the arts community in St. Johns County.  The 2011 ROWITA recipients are: Georgie Altenbach, JoAnne Engelbert, Betty Fell, Dr. Mildred (Mili) Koger, Jean Troemel, and Sally Walton.

ROWITA represents lifetime achievement and is awarded to women who have made significant contributions to the St. Johns County arts community. The ROWITA awards (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) were established in 2009 by a coalition of five arts organizations that worked together to create a month long celebration of Women’s History Month (March). The collaborative group increased to six in 2010 and includes: St. Johns Cultural Council; National League of American Pen Women - St. Augustine Branch; Tale Tellers of St. Augustine; Jane’s Stories Press Foundation; Limelight Theatre; and Cyprian Center for Expressive Arts.

Florida's Historic Coast is Ready to Usher in 2011

From spectacular seaside fireworks in St. Augustine Beach to a children's balloon drop in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida's Historic Coast is ready to usher in 2011 with an exciting array of fascinating, fun and flavorful festivities.

Leon Redbone to Perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Leon Redbone will be performing at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall as one of the first performances in the newly renovated building. Other performances will be announced in the next few weeks.  

Beach Ball January 29, 2011

Beach Ball January 29, 2011

BEAM's Inaugural Beach Ball culminating the celebration of BEAM's 25th year Anniversary will be on January 29, 2011 at One Ocean Resort in Atlantic Beach, from 7 - 11 PM.  BEAM's Beach Ball will be formal and fun, "beachy-chic" , with  tuxes, tank tops and flip flops - a combination of elegant formal wear and casual beach wear, and that just the beginning of the unique, fun this event promises !  Tickets are $80 per person or $150 for two, or $299 for  the "Staycation"  with two tickets and overnight accommodations on the 29th, at the beautiful One Ocean Resort. Tickets can be purchased by designating BEACH BALL on checks mailed to BEAM, 850 Sixth Ave. South #400, Jacksonville Beach, 32250 or online at click donations and write in Beach Ball in the comment line when purchasing the tickets. What a fun-tastic Christmas gift this would be.

Wish Upon A Rising Star Fashion Week

Wish Upon A Rising Star Fashion Week provides new aspiring designers who have a dream and passion of becoming well known, the chance to get into the fashion industry. Many designers have the will power to design and create their own line, but no clue what to do once it is done. That is where Wish Upon A Rising Star comes in.