Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Congratulations to Art Consortium Member Ruth Vines

Congratulations to Ruth who has just completed commissioned paintings for her home town's 950 year anniversary. Visit her blog to see the new paintings of the churches of Vilchbald.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Painting at Fair Share

Bernadette and Sarah, originally uploaded by Art of Volusia.

The art consortium had a great time at the Fair Share Garden yesterday helping with the mural creation. Here is Fair Share volunteer Bernadette with Sarah Barnaby of the Art Consortium. Click on the photo to see more photos from yesterday at our Flickr account.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Holiday Parade and Art Walk

The Art Consortium will be participating with the Downtown Business Partnership in the Christmas Holiday Parade and Art Walk Saturday, December 12. Come join us for fun, arts, fine crafts, food from local restaurants, and a great holiday parade! Parade begins at 2. Artists will be setting up before that. Come see us and look for the Art Consortium Banner and Jack White Land Company, our host sponsor.

Inside Art Show in DeBary Dec 12 & 13

Our own Buddy Hatcher and Ruth Vines are going to be participating at the first art festival at the Vienna's Coffeehouse in DeBary. It is held at The Parkview Point Building, 275 S. Highway 17-92 in DeBary, Saturday and Sunday, Dec 12&13, from noon til 6pm. This is indoor, so weather will not be a problem. After browsing about 30 various art setups you can enjoy gourmet coffee and pastries in an Old World European atmosphere at Claudia's coffeehouse downstairs. Buddy will showcase his photography of landscapes and wilfdlife and Ruth will display her plein air oil paintings of local scenery. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Friday Fest: December

The pictures are up from December's rainy First Friday event. Drop in at have a look at the Jack White Land Co's flickr account. Hope you all have a great holiday.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This weekend's events

Big weekend ahead for the Art Consortium of Volusia County.
First Friday event for our artists and craftsmen on Beach Street in Daytona Beach. The arts and crafts show begins at 5. The Christmas Parade begins at 7:15 and Santa arrives.
Saturday is Arts and Crafts in the Garden at the Fair Share Garden on White Street in Daytona Beach. Please join us for that. The event continues until 1 PM.
Also Saturday morning, drop by the Casements gift shop in Ormond Beach to see a pleine aire demonstration by our own Cindy Morse, who is the featured artist at the Casements this month. Congratulations to Cindy.

Radio Interview

To all our friends and fans, we will have two of our members representing the Art Consortium and the Fair Share garden on the air Thursday at 4:15 on WELE with Big John. We want to thank Big John for giving us the opportunity to appear on the show and promote our event for December 5. Please tune in that day for more information.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Artist Reception at La Crepe en Haut

Artist Reception tonight at 5 pm for Beau Wilde and 2 other artists.

The reception is at La Crepe en Haut Restaurant at 142 East Granada Blvd in Ormond Beach's Fashion Square. The restaurant is on the second floor of Fashion Square, just 2 blocks from the Ocean and across the street from Outback Restaurant. Parking is in the back of Fashion Square or across the street.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Successful Weekend

Members of the Art Consortium of Volusia County participated in both the Riverfest in Ormond Beach, Florida, and the Deland Art Festival. The weekend was very successful for our artists and we would like to congratulate them. Any member artist that participated, please comment and show a bit of your work or your participation. We have artists, artisans (fine craftsmen), and folk musicians all as part of our group.

Monday, November 23, 2009

5th Annual Open Studio with Pottery by Mehg in DeLand this Saturday

Visit the studio of Art Consortium member Mehg Marshall for her 5th annual holiday event in DeLand Florida this Saturday. Pottery making demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. There will be handmade pottery for sale. Jewelry, soaps and other body products will also be available from Art Consortium member Cory Trusty of Aquarian Bath as well.

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 32749 Forrest Drive DeLand, FL 32720

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Arts & Crafts in the Fair Share Garden Saturday December 5th

Join us on the first Saturday of December 5th for a morning of Arts & Crafts at the Fair Share Garden in Daytona Beach. This event is being hosted by the Fair Share Garden in conjunction with the Art Consortium of Volusia County.

~ Community mural creation with public participation.
~ Plein Air painting and informal plein air demonstration by Ruth Vines at 10 a.m.
~ Holiday Decorating with Herb Demonstration at 11 a.m.
~ Arts & Crafts for Sale including fine art paintings, functional art pottery, fair trade Peruvian & Nicaraguan pottery, fair trade African baskets, fair trade Haitian crafts, handmade jewelry, artisan soaps and balms, natural perfumes, wine glass accessories, and framed art photography

This is a fund raising event for the Fair Share Garden. Nominal cash donations are appreciated, but not required for entry. Donations of used gardening equipment are also appreciated.

Please RSVP with us on Facebook and invite your friends!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

DeLand Art Festival this weekend!

Please go out and enjoy the great fall weather we are having, and support the local arts! Downtown DeLand is hosting its 2009 Annual Fall Festival of the Arts (www.delandfallfestival.com), with over 200 national artists displaying and selling their arts in the historic downtown shopping district. Near-by galleries and shops, restaurants and pubs are also open during this time. Several artists from the Art Consortium are exhibiting, too!
The festival runs Nov 21-22, Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you there! PS: it's close to Christmas time, so do your holiday shopping now!

First Friday Fest:November

November's first Friday Fest was a blast. We had the streets closed off, extra wine, and a fabulous fire poi performance. Be sure to check out all the pictures at from our lovely hosts the Jack White Land Company on their Flickr pages.

Hope you can join us for the next First Friday Fest on December 4th downtown on Beach Street

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fresh Screening at the Museum of Arts and Sciences November 18th

showing at the MOAS
Wednesday, November 18th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Daytona Beach, FL--Fair Share in partnership with the Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Downtown Farmers Market will be hosting a public screening of the new documentary "Fresh" Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Museum of Arts and Sciences located at 352 South Nova Road in Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.

Unique from other previous documentaries on agriculture and farming which have focused on the horror of the industry, "Fresh" is a look at sustainable solutions to problems with our industrialized food system and offers ideas on the direction the movement should be headed.

Come enjoy a wholesome meal, silent auction, the movie, and an informative discussion to follow.


6:30 pm--wholesome meal which will include samples of Organic beer and Fair Trade Organic coffee, music, and silent auction.

7:00 pm--Fresh, the movie begins, and an interactive discussion panel with follow the movie. The panel includes Commercial Horticulture Agent, Dana Venrick of the Volusia County Cooperative Extension Service; Joel Tippens of the Fair Share Urban Garden Project; and organic farmer Pauline Copello of Pauline’s Lucky Market Garden.

Event ends at 8:30 pm.

This event is a fundraiser for the Fair Share Urban Garden Project and the proceeds support establishing new community gardens and urban agriculture projects in Daytona Beach. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Thank you to our sponsors: Orlando Brewing, Sweetwater Organic Coffee, Cafe Campesino, Access to Organics, Chique LLC, Downtown Farmers Market and the Museum of Arts & Sciences.

For further details on this event contact the Museum of Arts & Sciences at (386) 255-0285


FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.


Among several main characters, FRESH features:

Will Allen - 6ft 7" former professional basketball player Will Allen is now one of the most influential leaders of the food security & urban farming movement. His farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power, have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US to start growing food sustainably. This man and his organization go beyond growing food. They provide a platform for people to share knowledge and form relationships in order to develop alternatives to the industrial food system.

Joel Salatin- world-famous sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, made famous by Michael Pollan (also in the movie) - author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Joel Salatin writes in his website that he is "in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture." By closely observing nature, Joel created a rotational grazing system that not only allows the land to heal but also allows the animals to behave the way the were meant to – as in expressing their "chicken-ness" or "pig-ness", as Joel would say.

David Ball -supermarket owner, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy. With the rise of Wal-Mart and other big chains, David Ball saw his family-run supermarket dying, along with a once-thriving local farm community. So he reinvented his business, partnering with area farmers to sell locally-grown food and specialty food products at an affordable price. His plan has brought the local economy back to life.


FRESH recaptures our sense of agency and makes us believe that our individual actions in fact do matter. Throughout the film we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives around the US. And thus, FRESH showcases real people first and foremost, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with personal stories of change.


Ana Joanes is a Swiss-born documentary filmmaker whose work addresses pressing social issues through character-driven narratives. After traveling internationally to study the environmental and cultural impacts of globalization, she graduated from Columbia Law School in May 2000, awarded as a Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow. Thereafter, Ana created Reel Youth, a video production program for youth coming out of detention. In 2003, Ana and her friend Andrew Unger produced Generation Meds, a documentary exploring our fears and misgivings about mental illness and medication. FRESH is Ana’s second feature documentary.

For more information and photos please on Fresh, the movie please visit FRESHthemovie.com.

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