OPERATION: Bring Art to the People- My Birthday Edition & More…

February 1st, 2013, was my birthday and it also happened to be Free Art Friday (woo hoo!) So I celebrated this momentous occasion with some very special Art Drops.

My day started at Metro Diner in historic San Marco where I got treated to the most decadent biscuits and gravy this side of the Mississippi and I tried a new dish called the JAX Hash which was just as equally yummy. As a thank you for my amazing breakfast dining experience, I shared some Free Art Love :)

My day started at Metro Diner in historic San Marco where I got treated to the most decadent biscuits and gravy this side of the Mississippi and I tried a new dish called the JAX Hash which was just as equally yummy. As a thank you for my amazing breakfast dining experience, I shared some Free Art Love in the form of my 2013 YCL Art Childhood Series Calendar πŸ™‚

Next, I saw a great opportunity to leave one of my favorite pieces called "Bath-time" a 30"x40" acrylic on canvas painting by this beautiful statue of a sailor located on the Southbank of the Riverwalk by the Strand.

Next, I saw a great opportunity to leave one of my favorite pieces called “Bath-time” a 30″x40″ acrylic on canvas painting by this beautiful statue of a sailor located on the Southbank of the Riverwalk by the Strand.

This Birthday Art Drop happened on the Southbank Riverwalk by the Main St. Bridge

And finally, the day would not be complete if I didn’t share some Dingo Loves Jax love in the form of this 2013 Calendar. This drop was also done on the Southbank Riverwalk.

But that’s not all. In case you missed all the free art love that got shared during the month of January, be sure to take a look at the gallery below and if you feel inclined to help support this effort to Bring Art to the People, be sure to click the Donate button to the top right of your screen.

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The 5 Top Reasons Why You Should Buy a 2013 YCL Art Calendar

Are you one of the many people who are waiting ’til the last minute to get your 2013 wall calendar? Or maybe you’re one of those people thinking of just going to Walmart to get one of their mass produced cheap calendars? Well, if you’re either of the aforementioned people, then you might just be setting yourself up for disappointment as you get stuck with some not so exciting generic images of flowers or cats. No bueno O_o

To prevent this sort of lack luster yearlong visual monotony in the upcoming new year with a wall calendar that you don’t really like, take a moment to consider these 5 reasons why you should invest in one (or both) of these two YCL Art calendars featuring my original art work:

Reason #5: You’ll be supporting a local business (a.k.a. a local artist) and as we all know, Going Local (GoLO) is the new black πŸ™‚

Reason #4: After 2013 is over, you will have 12 beautiful fine art prints that can be framed & enjoyed for many years to come…or re-gifted to that somebody special πŸ˜‰

Reason #3: You know and I know that technology is not always foolproof, especially when we forget to charge our cell phones more than we’d like to admit which makes having a wall calendar a much needed necessity.

Reason #2: Another failed apocalyptic scare has come and gone so you will definitely need to prepare for next year.

Reason #1: It’s almost next year already! o_O

Yup, those are indeed, 5 very good reasons to invest in your very own 2013 YCL Art calendar.

To purchase your very own YCL Art Calendar click here.

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2013 Dingo Loves Jax Calendar

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2013 YCL Art Childhood Calendar

Update: FREE Local Art for the Holidays?! Dingo Calendars and More :)

Free Art?…

That’s right, as I continue my public art/social awareness project that I like to call, OPERATION: Bring Art to the People, more people than ever are being connected to the power of art through random FREE art drops in our fabulous city and beyond. Sometimes the free art is big, sometimes it’s small, regardless of the size, it’s an original, one of a kind random act of kindness used to spread the word of how important it is to keep the arts alive in our city. My inspiration for this project came from Chicago artist, Patrick Skoff and his art scavenger hunts and now thanks to him and many other artists around the globe, the Free Art movement has become a worldwide phenomenon known as Free Art Friday, with a local chapter right her in sunny Jacksonville, FL: FAFjax. So, if you are looking for Free Art this holiday season, there is a very good chance you will find some at a random location near you πŸ™‚

*If you would like to help fund OPERATION: Bring Art to the People, today is your lucky day. With your donation, not only will you be part of this fantastic movement, but you will also be helping to fuel the Free Art machine that helps spread the message that: Art is For Everyone!Β  πŸ™‚

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Don’t Feel Like Hunting Down Free Art in the Streets?…

No worries, you also have the option to buy art directly from me. I have an online Etsy Store that showcases some of my latest works, along with my 2013 Dingo Loves Jax Calendars & 2013 YCL Art Childhood Series Calendars, I have a Fine Art America Store where you can buy high quality low cost prints of many of my original works or you can also plan toΒ  visit to my studio during Art Walk or make an appointment to personally look around at all the goodies I have avaialble for your shopping pleasure. Don’t forget, if you want to have something especially created for you or for that somebody special just in time for the holidays, feel free to contact me asap to discuss the details and pricing.

Click the images below to purchase:

2013 Dingo Loves JAX Calendar available on my online Etsy Store

2013 YCL Art Childhood Series Calendar available on my online Etsy Store

Doggie Love Art available on my online Etsy Store (Pictured: Labrador Love)

One of a kind hand painted holiday ornaments will be available for sale during December’s First Wednesday Art Walk at my studio. Be sure to stop by to pickup yours πŸ™‚

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Check it out! The Dingo Graces Folio Weekly’s Charity Ornament Auction!

Check out Folio Weekly’s Charity Ornament Auction. 10 local artists were selected to create an ornament that highlights Jacksonville and all proceeds go to the artist’s charity of choice, I selected Teen Challenge. Click the pic for details on the auction, and to find out more about Teen Challenge, and to get the story behind this ornament. Happy bidding and don’t forget that the auction ends on 11/26/2012 πŸ™‚

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…
As always, thank you to everyone, especially to those who have helped to keep our local artists in Jacksonville by collecting our art, supporting our events, and spreading the word. Our roots are growing deeper and deeper and soon our local scene will be in full bloom with the help of all of you and our hard working artists.