Jorge Cainas

By Jorge Cainas

By Jorge Cainas

Born in Tampa, Florida, I began my artistic expression at a young age, primarily, in drawing. I treated art as a hobby, a pass-time, or a way to express myself at times. But had never quite taken it seriously until my first year in college, 2011.

In 2011 I became very ill. Facing my own mortality as a young adult caused me to decide what sort of life I would want to live, if I ever recovered. Approximately eleven weeks in and out of hospitals, mostly laying in a bed, left me a lot of time to think about that decision. I realized how much I loved art, among many other realizations, and decided that I wanted to pursue art more than anything. I finally started to recover and began exploring what art is and what form of art I enjoyed the most.

Now my goal as an artist is to amass a body of work that incorporates various art forms and that also overlaps multiple art forms within individual pieces. I hope to someday become accomplished as a truly well-rounded  artist in all art forms available to the modern artist.

Due to my intentions to accumulate a body of work over my lifetime I have chosen to focus on art forms that are more easily accomplished during my youth.

I have many themes present within my work. But to describe it briefly: I aim to create work that combats notions of death present in myself and the audience.

"Honeymoon Island Beach" by Robert Herenick

Robert Herbenick

Honeymoon Island Beach

“Honeymoon Island Beach” by Robert Herbenick

MEDIA

Oils, acrylics, pencil

INSPIRATION

Robert enjoys painting outdoors in many of the local parks that are within a short drive of his home in Safety Harbor, FL. Studies are created directly from nature and are reference for larger paintings.

QUOTE FROM THE ARTIST:  I am extremely fortunate to live in an area with such an abundance of subjects to paint. I draw and paint various subjects with waterfowl being of current interest. I look forward to many years of what I enjoy most, creating art.

ART EDUCATION

  • Self-taught artist with a lifelong interest, and real time commitment since retirement in 2006.
  • Reference materials include books, magazines, and videos of foremost artists from around the globe.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member of Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA)

EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS

Past exhibitions at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Featured Artist Palm Harbor Library, One Person Show at Clearwater Municipal Building, Annual PAVA Membership Exhibit and Awards at Largo Library, Clearwater Library, Star Spangled Art Show Carrollwood Cultural Center 2nd Place in 2013 and Best of Show in 2015, Guest Artist at Rotary Centennial Nature Center, Honeymoon Island State Park, January—May, 2016. Judge Dunedin Creative Arts Guild Show in April, 2016, Friends of Island Parks 2016 Earth Days Artist on Display,

July, 2016 Cool Art Show St. Petersburg, FL. Featured Artist at Carrollwood Cultural Center, September—October, 2016. January 29, 2017 Participating Artist “An artPHL Afternoon”, demonstration and silent auction at Palm Harbor Library.

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Illuminations: Truth & Iconology

Winners

  • 1st Place: Keats was Right by Gainor Roberts (oil)
  • 2nd Place: Look Deeper by Bradley Arthur (welded nails)
  • 3rd Place: Learning by Ruth Pettis (calligraphic text)
  • Honorable Mention: Books on a Chair by Carole Flagg (oil)
  • Honorable Mention: Musing the Muses by Dolores Glover Kaufman (mixed media collage)
  • Honorable Mention: It’s Complicated by Ann Henson (mixed media)
  • Judge: Patricia Callihan

Iconology is a term coined from the Greek Icon and Logos. The show includes 34 pieces representing 21 artists and is divided into four themes: Social Awareness, Wisdom, Aspirations and Integrity. Entries include works with a word or phrase in the composition, or words that are actually illustrations. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded at the reception.

The exhibit also includes a special 12-piece showcase by artist and sculpture Bradley Arthur. Mr. Arthur’s award winning artwork has been exhibited in over a dozen solo shows and more than 100 group exhibitions, including the Grand Palais in Paris and Lincoln Center, Phillips de Pury & Company and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York City. (Read More)

The Artists of Illuminations: Truth & Iconology:

  • Bradley Arthur
  • Glenda Chaconas
  • Maurice Corredor
  • Elena Diaz
  • Robin J. Fick
  • Carol Flagg
  • Mark Gonzalez
  • Ann Henson
  • Dolores Kaufman
  • Dirce Kennedy
  • Ameena Khan
  • Patricia King
  • Nancy J. Kirkpatrick
  • George Locko
  • Joyce Owens
  • Ruth Pettis
  • Rebecca Piskura
  • Lyle Polyak
  • Gainor Roberts
  • Michelle Stone
  • Mary Toeller

Steve Ramsey

The saxophonist steven ramseySteven Ramsey will be exhibiting a show called The Musicians

Steven Ramsey is a prolific artist from Cleveland, Ohio who has shown his colorful and imaginative paintings in hundreds of art galleries and public buildings across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua and the Ivory Coast of Africa. He is planning a show in Paris next.  He has been painting professionally since he graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He is sharing a powerful set of paintings with us to compliment our love of music. The show is from August 25 , 2016 – Jan 16, 2017.