St. Petersburg, FL: Pinellas Aleworks 1962 First Avenue South, St. Pete, Annual PAW Holiday Art Sale in the beautiful new PAW events room, December 7, 4-11 pm. Fourteen talented artists will be selling their artisan works in jewelry, fine original art, prints, etched glass, paper art/artcards, scented candles, holiday lights and decorations, wood crafted items, lowbrow/hibrow art, pop art, pet soaps, photography, Vinyl (LP) art, original vinyl LP’s, and MORE! As part of the event Cynthia Lizardi, an etched glass artist, will be conducting an etched glass demonstration on beer glasses during the show. The fourteen artists selling their art are Judy Bales, April Hunter, “AprilsScentSations”, Cynthia Lizardi, Chrisje Mays, Eileen Murphy, Joanne Osborne, Gianna Pergamo, “Pergamo Paper Goods”, Lily Phuphanich, “Cool Lily Paints”, Missy Pregeant, Ashley Morra Simota, Karen Schwartz, “Tres Claudine Jewelry”, Danny Young, Nick Ribera “Chain Saw Assembly” and Tim Gibbons, Funky As A Monkey. The jpgs showing artist’s work can be used in conjunction with the publication of this notice. Come on out to do your holiday shopping from this wide range of offerings by talented artists in a beautiful location. Enjoy PAW’s fine craft brews, food truck fare, music, PAW’s popular beer garden and tasting room, and fantastic art for sale. The event is free and open to the public and is kid and pooch friendly.For more information on the sale contact email@example.com.
I am happy to say that I will be vending at 2 separate events in October. One on Saturday October 13th in Gulfport, Florida at their annual Gulfport Founders Day/Art Under the Stars Event. TArt under the Stars is being put on with Funky as a Monkey to support the Gulfport Historical Society. More about the event here.
I will also be vending and participating in TFA’s 2nd annual artLAB (live art battle) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center on Saturday October 20th! This event will be held outside under the shade of beautiful lush oak trees on the grounds of this cultural center in the Carrollwood neighborhood of Hillsborough County, Florida.
I hope to see some new faces and some familiar ones too!
Well hello! I am proud to say that last month I received First Place for Tampa Regional Artists' Hellzapoppin' Show. Its their annual abstract, surrealistic, expressionistic and spooky show (just for Halloween!). It was for my recently completed painting "Into the Cave" and it knocked off the socks of the judge and local artist Beth Kokol when she walked into the door of Old Hyde Park Art Center in Tampa, Fl. Here's what she had to say about "Into the Cave:"
"Cynthia’s piece hit every one of the criteria that had been set by the theme as well
as all of the things I mentioned above. Her use of color and contrast were spot on
and moved the eye around the canvas. She clearly took a chance on subject matter
and that paid off for her. It told a story and I wanted to see and know more."
Current painting progress:
I'm nearly done with the "Bill Monster" acrylic painting and am starting to work on the "I don't like how the red one tastes". You can keep up to date on my progress and short videos on my Instagram (follow me too if you'd like). But for those not on there, the "Bill Monster" has been giving me the ups and downs, since it involves both me and my father's stories of cancer, his not having my happy ending which is why it is a tough one.