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 email@example.com.
Join us every first Wednesday of the month at Art Walk
Join Southlight on May 6th from 6pm-9pm for Cinco De Mayo ArtWalk!
Artwalk night we will also be hosting an Attic Art Sale! This will be an opportunity for artists to offer earlier works and thin out personal collections. The sale begins May 6th from 6-9pm and will end May 27th or until we run out of pieces! Be sure to come by and snag one of these treasures before they are gone.
The One Show this month features Raquel Tripp. Raquel’s main focus is portraiture and she has a unique ability to convey the subject’s personality through her work.
Recent addition to the gallery, Julianne French, will also be featured this month. Julianne’s current work explores architecture and how it connects individuals and cultures to the past. She states, “Architecture is a man-made endeavor that bridges the differences between cultural identities. It is an object that is physically present and demands a certain involvement from each individual that encounters the structure.”
Summer Guest Series
Southlight Gallery is now accepting submissions for our 2nd Annual Summer Guest Series. Our June juried exhibition “A New Leaf”, will showcase regional plein air and landscape artists. Exhibition fees and 30 percent of the sales commission will support Southlight and The New Leaf Foundation. The deadline for submissions is May 20th, and the show will run from June 3-26th. Share with your friends!
South by Southlight at FSCJ
Southlight is also sponsoring a juried art exhibition at the South Gallery at Florida State College of Jacksonville. The exhibition is open to all Northeast Florida artists. The South Gallery will be accepting entries on May 12th from 12pm to 7pm and also on May 13th from 10am to 1pm.
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.