50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Commission

My friend and fellow artist Jenny Henley contacted me a few weeks ago to do a last minute commission for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary, which is the "golden" anniversary.  After searching through my materials, I found the perfect supplies and was able to create a piece of artwork that they loved!  

Here are some pictures of the piece, an assemblage contained in a glass bell jar using found wood, moss, quartz crystal, an antique bottle and Chrysina resplendens (formerly Plusiotis resplendens), a golden scarab beetle found in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and other countries in Central America.  The bottle reads "Nectar of the Golden Life or Health and Vitality".  I'm really glad they liked it!

 

Living Wall Workshop - Friday, May 10th at Eat Your Yard Jax

There are a few spots left for this Friday's succulent workshop with myself and Tim Armstrong out at the Eat Your Yard Jax Farm this Friday from 3:00 to 5:00. We will be doing a 6"x 6" living wall art project with succulents. The workshop is $25.00 and includes supplies, succulents to do your project and a Tour de Farm. Come join us! Call 343-9575 ASAP to reserve a spot, the farm is off Pritchard Road on the Westside <3

living wall project

living wall project

"Mediums" Show at FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery: Crystal Floyd, Eric Gillyard & Thony Aiuppy

I have been invited to show with two great guys and fellow artists Thony Aiuppy and Eric Gillyard at FSCJ Kent Campus Gallery from October 30th through November 20th.  Our opening reception for "Mediums" is from 6 - 9 pm on the 30th, we've been working hard on the show so please come and check it out!  I will post pics of the show and student talk once I have them :)

What is Art? at the Cummer - 50th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of The Cummer’s 50th Anniversary, the Up & Cummers have commissioned 50 local artists under the age of 50 to collaboratively reinterpret one of the museum’s “50 Favorite” works of art, Severin Roesen’s Still Life with Flowers, Fruit and Bird’s Nest.

The finished product is an inspiring work of art that represents one of The Cummer’s most prized paintings and captures the talent that exists in Jacksonville’s artist community.

On November 5, the piece will be auctioned at The Cummer’s 50th Anniversary Ball, with the proceeds supporting an art stop at the 2012 VSA (Very Special Arts) Festival. In 2011, 2,300 children with disabilities were able to experience hands-on art projects at The Cummer through VSA.

Participating Artists:

Matthew Abercrombie - Alyssa Beard - John Beard - Josh Bergesen - Heather Blanton - Jason Campioni - Marisa Carta - Callie Cline - Deb Corbett - Megan Cosby - James Cumberland - Keith Doles - Clay Doran - Shane Douberly - Overstreet Ducasse - Candace Fasano - Crystal Floyd - Christina Foard - Jordan Avery Foster - Patrick Golden - Ed Hall - Dustin Harewood - Christie Holechek - Amber Aultman Houston - Jason John - Karen Kurycki - Rachel Levanger - Denise Liberi - Sean Mahan - Casey Matthews - Franklin Matthews - Hope McMath - Shawn Meharg - Nicole Middleton - Matthew Patterson - Madeleine Peck-Wagner - Anna Reynolds - Silvia Romero - Varick Rosete - Susan Sapinski - Erin Searcy - Amber Sesnick - Ryan Strasser - Anthony Sznakowski - Jason Tetlak - Mark Warren - Ashley Westphal - Tayloe White - Steve Williams - Barry Wilson

Finished piece

What is Art? Event at Cummer

My contribution to the piece - Embroidery & acrylic on canvas attached to board

Guest Artist Show at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

I have been asked to participate as a guest artist in a show featuring two other local talents, Eric Gillyard and Yvonne Lozano, at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts from September 20th - October 12th.  I am very flattered to be included in this show, as I admire the school's dedication to cultivating the arts in younger generations and am honored to play a part in that mission.   It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun speaking to the students about my process and their inspirations for their own work.  

DARK NATURE Exhibition Photos

Finally uploaded pics from the opening of the show, will post detail shots of the pieces after the closing event tomorrow night, Dark Nature: Eric Gillyard & Crystal Floyd Closing Reception & Vegan Dinner by Dig Foods. Be sure to check it out if you missed it the first time around and make reservations with Dig Foods if you plan on eating the delicious meal we have planned :)

Thanks be to all!

We are grateful for the overwhelming support we are receiving from some of our favorite local businesses!  So far, we would express our thanks to Bold City BreweryChomp ChompBlue BuddahLet Them Eat CakeEat Your Yard JaxOrsay, our buds over at Burro (bar & bags), local artist Miko Fuentes and floral designer/local personality Lee Hamby for agreeing to contribute as sponsors for our show, you guys are the best!  

Textiles by Rummage Vintage & Handmade

Clay Doran and I used to print t-shirts, bags and pillows under the name Rummage Vintage and Handmade, which I still use for my vintage boutique on Etsy and at Southern Crossing Antique Mall in Riverside.  We have hopes to reprint the Silica Gel Packet pillows in the next few months, I will post when they become available :)

New Work at July Artwalk at Vault Gallery & Artspace!

Vault Gallery + Artspace presents

"Tomorrow Is Now": Opening + Reception

Wednesday, July 6, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

VAULT kicks off a new era with our new exhibition "Tomorrow Is Now."

The group show, dedicated to the historic election of mayor-elect Alvin Brown and his inspiring and energizing dedication to a flourishing Downtown, "Tomorrow Is Now" features all new works from eight of Northeast Florida's up-and-coming vanguard of visual artists, and celebrates the resurgence of a vibrant and engaging creative community in Downtown. 

"Tomorrow Is Now" presents the artists' enthusiasm about the more-promising-than-ever future of Jacksonville's urban core and a forward-moving vision of The arts in Northeast Florida.

We'll also be announcing the details of our newest regular event, the Vault Art Challenge at Vault Gallery + Artspace!

Join us at VAULT for an evening featuring some of Northeast Florida's most exciting emerging artists!

Art Unleashed Art Auctions to Benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets

I have always been a big supporter of Art Unleashed Art Auctions to Benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets.  They do a lot towards improving animal welfare in Jacksonville and need all the help they can get!  

Art Unleashed is Jacksonville's most fabulous juried art show and silent auction. A night of fun featuring fine art by local and regional artists, a unique silent auction, fabulous food, cocktails, and live music! ART Unleashed has been an amazing event in which over $120,000 was raised for needy pets in years past!

Stay updated through Art Unleashed Facebook!