"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 :)

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!

012210 Art Show at Warehouse 8B

show flyer

012210 Artshow at Warehouse 8B featuring work from:

John O'Brian

Joey Temptation

Kaiti Fink

Crystal Floyd

Ryan Johnson

Edbot 5000

Squiddust

Tony Rodriguez

Chad Coble

Collection of Pieces by Crystal Floyd for Warehouse 8B show

Monster Art Show / Old Library Basement

My buddy Clay Doran and I have been lucky enough to gain the use of the basement of the old Haydon Burns Library to put on shows during Artwalk and I must say, we are super stoked!  The first show of the series is the annual Monster Art Show that Clay has curated in the past.  Here are some pics of the piece that I did for it, as well as a link to a gallery of Pics from the Monster Show during Artwalk in the Old Library Basement