Celebrate the Visual Arts in Jacksonville…
The Southlight Gallery is heralded for our advocacy and exceptional representation of well established and emerging academically trained artists. We are a fine art collaborative consisting of 25 local artist members. Our goal is to present a diverse selection of local artwork through ongoing exhibitions. Southlight serves as a means for members to show and sell their own work direct, without gallery commission*. Seventy percent of our members are well known throughout the region and have 30 plus years of experience in the art world.
We host monthly openings which coincide with Downtown Jacksonville’s First Wednesday ArtWalk. Our “UNF Artspace @ Southlight” features monthly student and faculty exhibitions. And “The One Show” highlights a bimonthly guest artist. Annually we fill our hallways with three or more broad series exhibitions.
As a 100% volunteer based low budget collaborative we are constantly seeking greater opportunities to gain further exposure and sponsorship. We thank you for your support and ask you to join our list of subscribers and to help spread the word of Jacksonville’s most outstanding art collaborative.
* All checks for sales handled by Southlight must be made out to the Artists, plus 7% local sales tax. .
** Event Sponsorships are available for the 2015 calendar. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us every first Wednesday of the month at Art Walk
Happy New Year! “Step into 2015″ with Southlight on January 7th from 6 to 9pm.
“The One Show” Guest Artist: Sara Pedigo
Sara Pedigo is a painter and educator living and working in Saint Augustine, Florida. Pedigo has exhibited throughout the United States, and is currently represented by Wynn Bone Gallery in Annapolis, MD. Most notably, she was included in the 2006 Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. A 2007 recipient of the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, she has also exhibited at the Naples Art Museum, Jacksonville MOCA, and Cue Foundation. Pedigo received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She is currently an Associate Professor at Flagler College, her undergraduate alma mater.
UNF ArtSpace: “Picturing Italy II”: Student Works from the 2014 Department of Art and Design Study Abroad Program. UNF ArtSpace @ Southlight: A collaboration between University of North Florida’s School of Fine Arts and Southlight, committed to display monthly student and faculty exhibitions throughout the school year. Southlight is honored to give recognition to Artists/Professors and assist emerging talents on their path to becoming professional artists.
Whole Foods Art Showcase
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About Southlight Gallery
The Southlight Gallery is a local Fine Art Collaborative founded by Michael Dunlap, Jay Shoots, Mark Howard, and Jim Draper. We are currently exhibiting 29 members and 2 guests. We are the largest and most prominent member of Downtown Jacksonville’s Off The Grid galleries: A program designed by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Downtown Vision in an effort to enliven the district by offering affordable vacancies to area artists. Southlight’s primary goal is to present a diverse selection of work from both established and emerging local fine artists through our on-going exhibitions. Since October of 2009, the collaborative has built a solid fan base. Our monthly ArtWalk openings and special events have become a major hit on the area art scene. Currently, we are exhibiting in a fine art gallery located at 201 North Hogan Street in the historic Levy Building in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. We like to share our good fortune by offering our space as venue for corporate and non-profit gatherings. All appearances aside, the Southlight Gallery is made possible by the sharing of expenses among members and serves as a means for each artist to represent themselves. Funds from all sales are paid in full to member artists. Southlight does not participate in commissions. The Southlight Gallery, staffed by volunteer interns and Pam Zambetti, Director of Marketing and Artist in Residence, is open to the public weekly, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, or by appointment.