Artists who opened their studios today, Jan. 6, 2016 as part of the Sarasota Visual Artists Studios.
Other artist who participated but who I was unable to visit include:
Jorge Blanco, Bill Buchman, Tim Jaeger, Joseph Melancon, Tom Stephens.

The Open Studio Series is the 1st Saturday of the month January-April 11am-4pm.

This was a wonderful chance to see the Artists studios and hear what they want to say about their work.

It is a reminder that Sarasota is blessed to have so many talented and established artists. I hope this open studio series will expand awareness and appreciation of this treasure in our midst.

The next Open Studio is February 4. Put it in your calendar and when you go take your checkbook support the artists, enrich your life and bring beauty into your home with their creations.

Connect at facebook.com/sarasotavisualartistsstudios

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Sculptor Jack Dowd in his Studio.

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Artist Duncan Chamberlain

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Artist Dasha Reich

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Elena De La Ville, Visual Artist, Sarasota, FL

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Vicky Randall, Sculptor, Sarasota, Florida

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The Sun is Returning

Last night marked the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. A time of cold and dark has come.  For many this event serves as an astronomical marker and a metaphorical symbol. We are entering a period of long nights when darkness seems to define our sense of time.  The truth is that with the passing of each day moments of light will be added to the daily cycle replacing darkness with light.  The sun is returning.   With the return of the sun we are reassured night will not last forever.  Light will prevail. The energy of the sun will cast light into the places of darkness and shadow.  The light reveals what could not be seen in the dark.  The suns promise of energy, creation, light, warmth and rebirth is the hope showing us the way through the dark.   Take a moment turn your face to the sun and accept the reassurance from the warmth.

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Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida

Posted at sunrise 7:17 am 12/22/2016 Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.

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Return of the Sun

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Winter is Coming. It will be long, dark and cold and last for four years.

The Winter Solstice is the beginning of winter.  It is the shortest day of the year with the most hours of darkness.  This winter portends to be long, dark, and cold.  It could last four years.  Our hope is that beyond the dark is light, mysterious powerful creative energy.

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Winter is Coming

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Meteoric light abstraction.

Light is to photography what paint is to the painter.  I made this image with colors contained in light.  In the studio I used prisms to break up the spectrum of light and create this meteor of color and light.

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Meteor

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Reflection of boats, Martinique

While scouting locations for a Nautica fashion shoot in Martinique I saw this wonderful play of color.  The color was from boats in the marina reflecting onto the surface of the water.

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Awash in Color

Boats reflecting onto the water in Martinique marina.

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Parrot-Tulip

I love the feeling of this image.  It is as if I am small and moving among the tulips looking up at the sun coming down through the petals and leaves.

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Among the Parrot Tulips

A view from within the tulips.

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My new online store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com is open for ordering prints. The curated collection has been edited for display art in the home, office, hospitality, health care and corporate spaces.

After choosing an image, you can select the medium, size, finish and framing; then pay with PayPal or your credit card from within the store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

I thank you in advance for visiting the store and appreciate your sharing a link to the store with family, friends and colleagues. The web address is eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

This image was photographed at night in the rain at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville. It is available in the store  now.

Enjoy visiting the new store!  Thank you, Wayne Eastep

 

 

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Announcement Eastep Photography Online Store Is Open in time for the Holiday Season

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