Wednesday, July 6, 2016

St Augustine Camera Club and New Artists at Amiro Galleries

El Galeon en la Noche by Kay Wells
Amiro Galleries have always supported local artists and believe that we have in our region some of the nation's greatest talent.  We are excited to bring you a brand new exhibit at Amiro Art and Design, featuring numerous local photographers comprised of members of the Saint Augustine Camera Club (SACC).  The show will run for the months of July, August and September.

Bok Lily by Allison Bennet
Many of the award winners from SACC’s Annual Juried Member Shows will be among the pictures on display. The shows are non-themed, so the exhibit will contain a variety of subjects and techniques.  

The Saint Augustine Camera Club (SACC), founded September 2010, is dedicated to providing members with educational information and enjoyable activities in the field of photography. The club meets the third Thursday of each month at the Watson Realty Office on US 1 South at 6 pm. The club web site is

Also featured is pastel artist, Lyn Asselta. Lyn’s landscapes have been described as expressive, evocative and timeless. Her paintings are inspired by the environment around her, both natural and manmade, but she is particularly drawn to images that relay a sense of solitude and strength. Asselta's pastel paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and in France. Founder and current co-president of the First Coast Pastel Society, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Master's Circle of the International Assoc. of Pastel Societies. A feature artist of the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, her work graced the cover. 

Detail - Emma Greenhill

At Amiro Art & Found we are introducing two new artists to the gallery,  Emma Greenhill and RoAnn Elias.

Emma Greenhill
Emma Greenhill was born and educated in the South of England studying Art and Design in college.  
Emma has always had a love of all things artistic and has been encouraged to pursue her own style by an eclectic family upbringing. Her artwork has ebbed and flowed over the years depending on life circumstances. Her work is currently influenced by the huge amount of inner strength that women possess, often hidden until tough times hit.  Emma celebrates being a two time cancer survivor and is continually overawed by the wonderful brave women she has met on her journey.  Emma has lived in Florida on and off for seventeen years. She currently resides in Fleming Island with her husband and together they share a beautiful family of six children.  Emma displays her artwork at art shows across Florida and Georgia as well as in galleries and on Etsy.  She also teaches fun art classes at Bottle and Bottega in Jacksonville.

RoAnn Elias

A St Augustine Resident, RoAnn Elias works in acrylics and mixed media, she has exhibited in the Pasta Gallery, Gallery of Local Art in Flagler Beach, the Hollingsworth Gallery, the Salvo Art Project Gallery (both in the Palm Coast area run by JJ Graham) and the I Am Art Gallery.  RoAnn is the recipient of many awards at the St Augustine Art Association, The Daytona Art League, and others, including a purchase award from the Garguillo Foundation this past July and will be in a 4 person show that sponsored by the foundation in October.

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