Art Lovers

Bringing Art Lovers and Artists Together

PAGG Art Lovers seeks to enrich our community by bring non-artists and aspiring artists together with our Guild artists for lectures, art classes, demonstrations, field trips, socials, and Gallery Openings to have hands-on-experience benefiting all participants. We have programs available to fit every level of desired participation. We appreciate the support of our Art Lovers! 

Yearly Society Membership

$50 Individual, $75 Family

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FINAL RELEASE - 5/10/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                            

Marriott Properties on Fletcher and Atlantic Avenue Opening. - May 12

2020- A Look Back Photo Exhibit Part of Grand Opening May 24 and 25

 

Amelia Island, Fla. (May 10, 2021)

The much awaited opening of the Amelia Island Courtyard and SpringHill Suites is scheduled May 12 with the Grand Opening May 24th and 25th. The two new Marriott’s at the corner of Fletcher and Atlantic Avenues invite the public to tour the properties the 24th and 25th and view the 2020 – A Look Back community photo project. The properties are title sponsors of the project and have supported it from its conception.

 

The 2020 – A Look Back, includes one hundred photos that showcase the story of how a community met the challenges presented by the challenges of COVID. The exhibit was created by the Amelia Island Plantation Artist’s Guild and Gallery. A magazine will be available featuring the photos submitted and will be available for sale. Proceeds will benefit Arts Alive Nassau, a non-profit providing arts programming for the children of Nassau County.

 

Exhibit hours:

Amelia Island Courtyard and SpringHill Suites – 2700 Atlantic Avenue

Monday May 24 – 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Tuesday May 25-  9:00AM to 12:00 PM

Free admittance/Free parking

 

For more information about 2020 – A Look Back – www.paggart.com

 

03/29/2021 UPDATE 

The final 100 photos have been selected and are at the printers.  All submitters have been notified if their entry was selected for the Gallery Show and/or for inclusion in the magazine and video that is being made to commemorate 2020.

 

The Grand Opening is on Friday, April 9th through Sunday April 11th at the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island.   Hours are 11-5.

 

The 2020 A Look Back magazine will be available for a donation to Arts Alive:Nassau.

 

Please join us for the first stop on 2020 A Look Back’s Gallery Tour.

 

After the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery, the show will travel to:

  • The Courtyard-SpringHill Suites in Fernandina Beach in mid-May

  • Story and Song Bistro Café, the entire month of June

  • Council on Aging, October

  • Downtown Photo Walk – dates tbd

 

 

03/06/2021 UPDATE 

We are days away from selecting the final 100 photos for the traveling exhibit of 2020 A Look Back.  We will begin notifying people about the status of their entry the week of March 8th.  The exhibit’s grand opening will be at the Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery (PAGG) Friday April 9th through Sunday April 11th.  The judges favorites will be featured in the PAGG Corner Show the remainder of the month of April.

 

In addition to the exhibit, we have created a magazine that tells the story of 2020 with the 100 photos as well as additional photos that were submitted.  The magazine will be available at the PAGG during the month of April for a donation to Arts Alive Nassau.

 

Stay tuned for press releases with all the details.  You can also check back here for more information as it becomes available.

 

The next showing will be at the opening of the Marriott SpringHill Suites and Courtyard Hotel in mid-May.  Additional exhibit locations and dates are being finalized.

02/05/2021 UPDATE

Rayonier Advance Materials Joins List of Sponsors For Community Photo Project

Amelia Island, Fla. (February 3, 2021) - The Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery (PAGG) is pleased to announce that Rayonier Advanced Materials has joined the list of community sponsors in support of 2020- A Look Back, an exhibit of photos taken during a historic year. Photos must have been taken in Nassau County sometime during the year 2020, a year like no other.

The organizing committee is currently reviewing the more than 300 photographs that have been submitted. Karen Bowden, project co-ordinator shared, “We are thrilled with the variety of photographs and comments that have come in and look forward to showing them off throughout the community starting in April with our opening exhibit at the Plantation Artist’s Guild and Gallery.”
 

Rayonier joins The Courtyard-Springhill Suites Marriott Amelia Island, title sponsor, the Tourist Development Council, Main Street – Fernandina Beach, Baptist Nassau, Fernandina Beach News-Leader and Florida Public Utilities as a supporting sponsor. Arts Alive Nassau will benefit from this community-wide project.

 

An opening reception (live or virtual) will be held at PAGG. Large reproductions of the winning photographs will be displayed. The next stop will be an exhibit during the opening of the Courtyard – Springhill Suites Marriott – Amelia Island properties. Throughout the year the exhibition will travel and be displayed in galleries, banks, retail outlets, or public buildings. Main Street – Fernandina Beach will sponsor a photo walk late spring or early summer. A book and video are planned.

 

01/22/2021 UPDATE

2000 – A Look Back

Plantation Guild and Gallery and Art Lovers Project

 

The Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery (PAGG) and its volunteer corps, Art Lovers, have collected photos from the last year for their community project 2020- A Look Back. Photos were taken in Nassau County some time during the year 2020, a year like no other.

 

Project organizer Karen Bowden, Gallery Manager and PAGG board member shared, “We are really excited about the hundreds of photos that we have collected. We will be able to share through the photos the amazing story of Nassau County and how we experienced such a challenging and amazing year.”

 

What happens now?  All photo entries have been added to a PowerPoint along with the title and narrative but without any identifiers of who submitted it or took the picture.  The PowerPoint has been parsed into 7 sections and sent to a team of 5 reviewers to score each entry on 3 criteria to assess how it best tells the story.  If your photo scores high enough in this first level review, you will be contacted for a release.  You may also be contacted asking for a higher resolution image if your submission is not sufficient to enlarge to a 20x24” photo.

 

The review team along with the Steering Committee will then make the final selections to tell the 2020 story, eliminating duplicates, ensuring each has appropriate release and adds to the value of the project.

 

In April, the collected photos will be available for community exhibitions and in a video.  An opening reception (live and/or virtual) will be held at PAGG. Large reproductions of the winning photographs will be displayed. The next stop will be an exhibit during the opening of the Courtyard – Springhill Suites Marriott – Amelia Island properties, the project’s title sponsor. Throughout the year the exhibition will travel and be displayed in galleries, banks, retail outlets, or public buildings. Main Street – Fernandina Beach will sponsor a photo walk late spring or early summer. Story and Song will display photos in October.

 

There are plans for a book/magazine to be produced of the 100 final photos.

 

Arts Alive will benefit from the project.

 

Questions contact: Karen Bowden karenphotolady@yahoo.com