Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Plein Air - Call for Artists from the Cultural Council of Indian River County and the Environmental Learning Center

Calling All Artists

All artists are invited to participate in a Plein Air Artists’ Rendezvous, February 16 – 18, 2012, to benefit the Cultural Council of Indian River County (CCIRC) and the Environmental Learning Center (ELC).  Held on the grounds of the ELC’s 64-acre campus at 255 Live Oak Drive on Wabasso Island, artists will get a glimpse of beautiful, pristine Florida habitat including views of the Indian River Lagoon, boardwalks and trails through a mangrove swamp, a freshwater pond, and the historic Laura Riding Jackson Home, a picturesque Florida “Cracker” house.

Artists who work in any art medium including sculpture and mixed media are invited to participate in any or all of the three-day rendezvous.  There is no entry fee.  Completed, submitted works will be exhibited at the ELC and offered for sale during the entire event. The rendezvous culminates at an evening reception open to the public on Saturday, February 18th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Following the February 18th reception, works will be transported by the Rendezvous Committee to an alternate site in the Vero Beach Downtown District and will be on display for a two-week period.  A second reception will be held on March 2nd during the First Friday Gallery Stroll. 

Rendezvous applications can be picked up at the ELC, the CCIRC office, or downloaded from either of their websites (see below).  Applications are also available at the following Vero Beach galleries: Artists Guild Gallery, Lighthouse Art and Frame, Palm House Gallery and Tropic Art and Frame. 

For further information please contact the Cultural Council at 772‑770‑4857.

Cultural Council of Indian River County
2041 14th Avenue, Suite 103
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Website: www.cultural-council.org

Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Website: www.DiscoverELC.org

The mission of the Cultural Council of Indian River County is to nurture a cooperative environment in which cultural and educational organizations and individuals may thrive and thereby enrich the quality of life in Indian River County for all residents and visitors.

The mission of the Environmental Learning Center is to provide comprehensive environmental education that will instill an understanding of our natural world and will motivate participants to be active stewards of our natural resources.

Click Here for the application form.

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