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  • 25 May 2018 5:16 PM | Cheryl Ploegstra (Administrator)

    Wow, a very successful Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event and the Plein Air South conference are behind us. With twenty invited artists and more than 60 events around the area (from Carabelle to Mexico Beach and most communities in between), Forgotten Coast brought a wide variety of painters and new art to our community. They left behind a wonderful new Artists' Choice painting voted the best by all of the invited artists and purchased by Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition for their permanent collection. It is hanging in the front of The Joe right now. Come see this extraordinary work by Kathleen Hudson, a rising star in plein air.

    Plein Air South also brought artists - 160 artists. All of whom painted Port St. Joe and the peninsula as much as they could -- given the weather.  It rained the whole week. But they loved The Joe so much, they'll be back next year to try again.

    The member artists of Plein Air South were kind enough to leave behind their member show paintings. Since PAS is a private event, Forgotten Coast residents don't normally get to see their member show, but this year it's hanging at The Joe until June 20. The show features the work of the keynote speaker, Roger Dale Brown. Please come visit this wonderful collection of landscape paintings.

  • 20 Apr 2018 7:06 PM | Cheryl Ploegstra (Administrator)

    Here's what we're currently working on:

    • The Joe will be closed until May 4th to set up for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air
    • We will be sending out a Call for Entries shortly for work for July's Turtles and Trash exhibit. The Joe will be partnering with local environmental groups to focus art on the condition of St. Joseph Bay.
    • The Joe will be full of Plein Air painters from May 4th to the 13th and the whole exhibit is free and open to the public during that time. There will be a lot of wet art on the walls and painters hanging about, so come join the chaos!
    • After Forgotten Coast en Plein Air closes, the Joe will host Plein Air South convention from May 14 to 17. The Joe will be accessible to paid attendees only during those days, but the painters will be leaving behind an exhibit. So visit The Joe between May 20 and June 20 to view those works.
    • July and August will be the Turtles and Trash exhibit with lots of interesting events for the summer.
    • September brings a Community Photography show, so look for the Call for Entries.
    • October's exhibit will be Works in Fiber
    • In November and into December we'll be hosting a Festival of Trees.


    Please plan to participate or attend! We look forward to seeing you at The Joe.
  • 20 Apr 2018 7:03 PM | Cheryl Ploegstra (Administrator)

    Not only are we a new organization, we now have a new website. Please be patient, some pages are still under construction or still have development content. But we'll be improving it as we go along.

    If you see something that's obviously wrong or broken, please leave a comment here. Otherwise, we hope you'll "Join Us at The Joe!"

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The Joe Center for the Arts is a Florida non-profit organization.

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