Stuart’s Premier Art Festival will Celebrate its 25th Anniversary on February 21 – 22, 2015! The 25th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival with 250 artists from the U.S. who will transform Osceola Street in Historic Downtown Stuart into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork. Enjoy an eclectic array of art, unique gift items, live music, and sign up for a FREE Art Giveaway featuring the photography of artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.
25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival
Saturday, February 21
Sunday, February 22
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Osceola Street in Downtown Stuart, FL
Navigational Address: 26 SW Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994
To Support the Arts, the Local Community and the Stuart Main Street Programs
ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public
Martin County’s premier art festival returns to historic downtown Stuart February 21 – 22, 2015 with the finest artists in the country. The eclectic exhibits with broad appeal will include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and even unique gift items. Prices will be set to suit all budgets and will range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs. Admission is free and open to the public.
The festival winds through downtown Stuart starting at Osceola and St. Lucie, to Haney Circle and continues to Denver Street and to Detroit Street. Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity to engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their work and inspiration as they stroll through the vast array of quality original art. They will also be able to register to win artwork by exhibiting artist Zsuzsanna Luciano. This award-winning conservation fine art photographer specializes in giant panoramic images with as many as 80 different photographs used to capture the detail and dimension of one moment. Many of her large-scale photographs are on display in a variety of galleries throughout South Florida and in private collections in the U.S. and abroad. The giveaway prize, a 24”x 48” print of “Endless Summer”, taken while in the Florida Keys and valued at $650, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. The winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. No purchase will be necessary to participate.
Zsuzsanna Luciano is a Conservation Fine Art Photographer that has trained in Europe and has graduated the New York Institute Of Photography. She has achieved two Awards Of Merit from the NYIP. (It is worth mentioning that even one Award of Merit is difficult to achieve from the NYIP). Under the term “conservation” many many hours, countless shots, and many weeks can be spent on site on one image as all shadow work and color matching has to be done before the button is pushed on the camera. The countless hours of paying attention to shadows and color matching is why Zsuzsanna pieces look so three dimensional and painting- like.
Zsuzsanna has two great loves, painting and photography, both which she started more than 15 years ago. She worked full time with acrylics and oils for many years but in order to preserve our quickly changing world in her own way Zsuzsanna has put down the brush and has taken up the lens as her full time passion, conservation photography. Conservation photography is one of the only art forms that lends itself to conservation as its aim it to preserve and save, not alter and or change.
Most of Zsuzsanna’s works will appear to be three dimensional or as if the viewer is looking out of a window or standing in front of a canal or in front of a vast canyon. Her art transports the viewers to the most beautiful places in the world without the use of photoshop or digital manipulation. Her art is aimed and focused at saving what nature has to offer, not altering it or changing it.
Zsuzsanna’s art is one with a true purpose, to save for many future generations what is quickly disappearing before us today. Her specialty is to create giant panoramic images made up sometimes over 80 photographs to capture the details and dimension of the moment. Some of her large scale (8 feet x 15 feet) photographs are on permanent exhibition in the Blue Galleries in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach. She also has a Florida Everglades series exhibiting and is represented at the Clyde Butcher Gallery. http://www.zsuzsannaluciano.com
- Free Admission
- Original Art – Handmade in America
- 250 artists from 30 different states
- Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
- Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
- All artists on site for duration of festival
- Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
- Free Art Giveaway – featuring conservation fine art photographer Zsuzsanna Luciano
- A portion of the proceeds from the art festival benefits the Stuart Main Street programs.
- Eclectic Art Exhibits
- Original & Functional Art
- Unique Handcrafted Gift Items
- Live Music
About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:
Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.
For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.