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Thank you to this year's participating artists!



Wild One

16” x 20” — Oil — $350

Teri Althouse has been drawn to the arts all her life. After a successful career in faux finishing, she now spends her days in her Ormond Beach Art Studio and loves getting her hands into all kinds of artistic mediums and styles. Her artwork is eclectic and vibrant and her love of bold colors and organic flowing movement is visible in her current series of alcohol ink art. She is the co-founder of the Art Spotlight with a goal to create, collaborate and elevate the arts in Ormond Beach. avanistudios.com



Seven for a Secret

24” x 30” — Canvas Giclee Print — $695

The paintings of Daniel Ambrose reside in notable public and private collections, internationally, and are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and ethereal beauty. Daniel’s career encompasses many successful solo gallery shows and museum exhibitions. His artworks have been featured in various media articles, including American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, FOX 13 Morning News, and Art Impressions Magazine Canada. Ambrose is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and co-founder of the American Tonalist Society. He paints in his Ormond Beach studio with his cat, Remey. danielambrose.com



Raven’s Maiden

21” x 26” Framed — Acrylic — $200

This painting is a departure from Pamela’s usual style and medium of watercolor. It is done in acrylics with a limited palette. Her model was Daisy Batten, but instead of green hair she used blues. Pamela has been painting and teaching watercolor for the past 25 years and is currently teaching at the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum.



Reflections in Blue

24” x 24” — Acrylic on Canvas — $450

Christine Broussard, a decorative artist attracted to various mediums and subjects. Brushstrokes and colors fly on Christine’s canvas, so the colorful expression of her art enlivens the viewer's heart and spirit. ateliervenusdecor.com



Fiery Tulip

16” x 20” — Mixed Media — $800

Born, 1967 in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, Richlin Burnett-Ryan immigrated to the United States at the age of 9 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Clara Barton High School and took art classes at the Brooklyn Museum, Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., and The School of Visual Arts, New York City majored in graphic design. She worked as the art director of IDD Magazine for Thompson Financial, NYC. Richlin is married to Weldon Ryan. Presently a full-time artist and curator living in Palm Coast. richlinryan.com calypsofineart.com



At the Sea

16” x 20” — Watercolor — $550

Born and raised in Stamford, Conn., Joe Costanzo had a successful sign business for many years. He studied at the Paier School of Art in Hamden, Conn., and has exhibited in various shows and won numerous awards. He gets inspiration for his paintings from his travels. Joe now resides in Ormond Beach with his wife, Nora, and his dog, Oscar. Joe happily accepts commissions. joeandnoracost@yahoo.com




16” x 20” — Mixed Media — $250

Michelle Davidson is a professional mixed-media artist, jeweler and author. As a mixed-media artist, she works with various mediums such as glass, collage, acrylics, oil pastels, and ink to create surreal images and abstract landscapes. Michelle has displayed her artwork around the state of Florida and east coast at various outdoor art shows, galleries and museums. michelle-davidson.fineartamerica



Low Tide

16” x 16” - Mixed Media on Canvas — $600

Stacey Fletcher is known for her intuitive mark making and gestural mixed-media paintings. Her process involves layering a range of materials, including acrylics, spray paint, oil sticks and dry drawing materials, to build up a surface with energetic marks, bold colors, and rich textures that serve as an abstracted visual reference to a range of life experiences. Fletcher earned a MFA and BFA in painting & drawing, maintains an active studio in Ormond Beach, and is an associate professor of 2D Studio Arts at Daytona State College. staceyfletcher.com



Turquoise Tides

16” x 20” — Acrylic — $575

Thays França knew, when she colored with her first crayons at age 3 that she was destined to be an artist. She followed her passion and now lives her dream life. The vivacious artist has taken the town by storm. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, where she graduated from the School of Fine Arts, Thays decided to bring her colorful and vibrant style to the USA. She is the co-founder of the Art Spotlight. Their goal is to “Create, Collaborate, and Elevate” the arts in Ormond Beach. artbythays.com



Diary Page, New Years Day

16” x 18” Framed, 8” x 10” Unframed — Oil — $500

Pam Griesinger received her Bachelor of Fine Art in printmaking from Pratt Institute in New York, and her Master of Fine Art in painting from the University of South Florida. She taught studio arts at Daytona State College for 35 years, and now works in her studio in Ormond Beach. She has completed numerous public commissions in Volusia County, and her work is included in collections of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Stetson University, Bellemead Corp. and private collections across the U.S.



Star Castle

11” x 14” — Acrylic on Canvas — $200

Kristin Heron is an artist and museum curator living in Ormond Beach, Florida. Her work is inspired by Florida’s unique landscape, childhood memories, and the flora and fauna of the natural world. KristinHeronArt.com



Mermaid Purses Zero

15” x 20” — Acrylic, Plaster, Metal Leaf — $300

In David’s world, outdoor passions and artistic endeavors converge. Born from a lineage of surf exploration, fishing stories and collective family creativity, his artistic odyssey unfurls against the backdrop of the great outdoors. Coastal Florida was his playground. The North Shore of Oahu became his sanctuary, a haven for creativity to flourish. It was here that the strokes of his paintbrush and the curves of surfboards became extensions of his soul, capturing the essence of the sea in varied motifs. davidhettelart.com



The Springs

20” x 20” — Oil Gallery Wrap Canvas — $400

Margaret Schnebly Hodge is president of the Florida Artists Group, our state’s premier professional group. She recently won an award in New York City at the National Association of Women Artists annual exhibit and has shown in over 50 juried exhibits. She has received awards/honors including the State of Florida’s Artist Enhancement Grant. This year, Hodge’s second traveling exhibit “Bits & Pieces,” premiered in Fort Myers. Her first exhibit “Breaking Free,” showed in seven major venues. Her work is in collections including the Museum of Arts & Sciences, and the Lemerand Permanent Collection, Daytona State College. margarethodgeart.com



Fiery Glow

20” x 20” — Acrylic — $400

Because Carson Kapp was an architect in her career life, Carson’s design process builds upon her knowledge of the history of art and architecture. In her warehouse studio, she awakens her heart, flourishes her creative spark and spontaneously plays with color. When laid off from her architecture jobs, she picked up her paintbrush and has painted seriously for years, winning awards in venues in the United States and Internationally. You can see her joy-filled pieces @kappcarson on Instagram and carsonkapp.weebly.com.



Secret Orchard

20” x 10” — Oil & Cold Wax on Birch Panel — $500

Inspired by her love of nature, Ormond Beach artist, BJ Lantz, creates ethereal landscapes and serene abstract paintings. The striking aspects of BJ’s work are her unique color palette, rich layering and intuitive mark-making. She manages to blend colors and textures in such a way that her work evokes an atmospheric quality and is imbued with an earthy appeal. bjlantz.com



Safe Harbor

12” x 24” — Oil — $200

Babz Lupoli enjoys creating abstract art in many forms from greeting cards to sofa-sized paintings. Teaching art around the Volusia area is one of her many passions. She believes all homes should have original art that inspires and brings joy to all within. Facebook: Arte Della Luce via Babz Lupoli



Meet Me at the River

18” x 28” — Acrylic on Linen — $850

Karlene McConnell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from the University of Central Florida in 1983. She is a former special education art teacher and museum curator. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows from New England to the Miami art fairs. Her art is included in several corporate and private collections including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York and the permanent Lemerand Collection at Daytona State College, Florida. karlenemcconnell.com



Chartreuse Sunset??

20” x 20” — Acrylic on Canvas — $700

Eliza Midgett is a whimsically colorful artist with a studio in the Hub on Canal in New Smyrna Beach. Her acrylics on canvas are a surreal interpretation of the beach environment highlighting organic shapes and lines. Instead of being traditionally abstract, she shows us a slightly distorted world, stripped of its natural color, rearranged to suit her imagination, & filled with unique saturated colors. Eliza’s version of her surroundings becomes a joyful wonderland, a whimsical place glowing with tropical colors.



Ethel in Paradise

11” x 14” — Acrylic, Collage and Paint Pens — $200

Beth O’Connor is a mural artist based out of Ormond Beach, Florida. She also maintains a personal practice of art making and draws inspiration from nature's intelligence and the fragile balance of our ecosystems. Beth is influenced by the energy of certain places and the transcendent beauty in small moments. Her work attempts to capture some of her experiences in nature through color and mark making and to tell a layered story of environment and our interconnectedness bethoconnorart.com



Ride the Wild

12” x 24” — Giclee Print on Paper — $175

Wally Osteen is a mostly self-taught oil painter of Florida landscapes, birds and seascapes. Although most of his work is representational in nature, he sometimes veers into the whimsical, as is the case in this work which is also an illustration from his surf culture children's book, “The Cowabunga Way.” swellrider66@hotmail.com



Hidden Garden

11” x 14” — Acrylic — $350

Katherine Parfet has been involved in the arts since 1970, first as a designer and now as a painter working primarily in acrylics. Her work has evolved over the years, but love of color and pattern have remained the cornerstones of her art. Her subject matter varies from birds and botanicals to small format landscapes, all painted in an abstracted form. Katherine is represented locally by Janes Art Center in New Smyrna Beach. katherineparfet.com



Fantasy Fish

12” x 12” — Acrylic — $200

Barbara Perkins is an abstract and non-objective painter using a multimedia approach to her work. She is a member of Beaux Arts of Central Florida, belongs to Flagler Art League and the Artist Workshop in New Smyrna Beach. She has a studio at the Railroad Art District in Ormond Beach. Barbara’s work has received many awards and is in private collections across the country. Her work is presently displayed in the Museum of Arts & Sciences, Riverview Grille in New Smyrna Beach & DeLand Art Museum. barbaraperkinsartist.com



Things Unseen: A Teaspoon of Ocean

20” x 33” — Multi Media Collage with Ink Overlay — $475

Johanna Riddle creates with emphasis on art as a visual storytelling. Her connection between words and images springs from her experience as an art educator, writer and curator. She is descended from three generations of female artists who encouraged and taught her, provided a rich array of art materials, and never seemed to mind if she made a mess. Johanna is an avid reader and a published author. Literary works often reveal their influence in her art, appearing within the work itself or notated on the reverse side. johannariddle.com



Lion Cub

36” x 36” — Oil and Acrylic on Canvas — $1,000

Weldon Ryan was born in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. Graduate of Art and Design in 1981 and attended the State University at New Paltz, 1981-82. Attended Fashion Institute of Technology, 1982-1985. Graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1985, A.A. Studied Illustration. Freelance comp artist for Ad Agencies. Freelance Illustrator 1985 to 1989 NYC Urban Park Ranger. In 1989 Weldon worked for NYPD as a Police Officer and Forensic Artist Unit until retirement in 2004. He now resides in Palm Coast, Florida weldonryan.com



Wild Summer

29” x 20” — Acrylic on Canvas — $300

Barbara Saunders has developed a fine arts retail business after many years of instructing in fine and performing arts, arts curating consulting and representation. Her work is held in private and public collections throughout the United States and available in galleries in New York and Florida. barbaracrispinosaundersart.square.site



Windy Morning

16” x 20” — Oil — $650

Trish Vevera of Ormond Beach is a longtime plein air artist — painting on site. Lately she has been using cold wax as her medium with oil paints. The result is layering of colors, an atmospheric quality, and textural effects. trishvevera0224@gmail



Ormond Yacht Club Morning

11” x 14” — Oil — $600

Alex Vontevenar is an up-and-coming local artist. His inspiration comes from his love of the ocean, surfing, boating and skateboarding. He gets his ideas from exploring nature and finding the perfect natural landscape to set up his easel and paint. Alex’s style is impressionistic, bold with expressive brush strokes and lots of texture. His art is recognized for thick paint and vivid colors.



The Great Escape

12” x 14” — Watercolor and Ink — $450

Mary Wentzel is a mixed-media painter whose work features bold colors and rhythmic detail. She is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has enjoyed a long successful career as a museum curator and educator at some of our area’s best museums. She has held curator positions at the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Mary’s paintings have been exhibited around the state and have won many awards and her illustrations have been published in books and magazines throughout the country.



Silvery Oyster Bay

23” x 25”— Acrylic — $450

Nonobjective and figurative abstract art expressing an emotional connection with others is a signature of Beau Wild’s paintings. Educated at Tufts University and the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she returned to her childhood hometown of Daytona Beach in 1983 after 22 years in New England and has shown her work in nationwide art festivals, competitions and museums. beauwild.com



Message from the Oceans

10” x 10” Collage on Cradled Birch — $250

Zalisko’s art is prompted by language and literature, creating another visual language. Born in New York City, Patricia was encouraged to pursue a legal career. She remained immersed in NYC’s visual and performing arts, studying art whenever possible at several universities, and in private study or workshops. Pat practiced law in The Northeast until moving to Florida in 2004. She continues to enrich her artistic practice in university classes, travel, and residencies, and her work is regularly included in exhibitions and private and public collections in the US and abroad. pkzart.com.

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