With warm weather and a sunny day expected, this coming Sunday, February 17th and Monday, the 18th make sure you mark your calendar “Third on Canvas”, as in Third Street in Olde Naples. This is an annual event and not one to be missed. Artists, chosen and sponsored by Third Street South Merchants Association, paint the wonderful buildings, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South historic district. The Birthplace of Naples with its original cottages, The Pier, Crayton Cove, The City Docks, and at its center, Third Street with its shops and restaurants is a perfect model. Watch the artists create their masterpieces and if you love one, bid on it at the live auction held at the end of the week. All of the art created on the street will be sold at the auction with the proceeds benefiting the PAWS Assistance Dogs and Foster Children Forever.
In addition to being up close and personal with the painters on Sunday and Monday, there are artist workshops on Tuesday, February 21st from 10am to 4pm offering painting tips and techniques through demonstrations. These are open to the public but, space is limited so go early. The workshops are located next to Old Naples Pub at 255 13th Avenue South.
For more information on this year’s event click here Third on Canvas.
PAINTERS & PAINTING LOCATIONS
(Note: List correct as of 1/24/17 but subject to change.)
SUSAN ARMSTRONG: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE FLEISCHMANN FOUNTAIN
JAN ELLEN ATKIELSKI: 3RD STREET S. & 12TH AVENUE S. AT TOMMY BAHAMA RELAX
JUDITH CHINSKI: 3RD STREET SOUTH AND 13TH AVENUE SOUTH (SE CORNER)
ANNE DANLY: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE ENGLISHMAN
BILL DOYLE: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT BARBATELLA
JEFF FESSENDEN: 13TH AVENUE SOUTH AT TONY’S OFF THIRD
PHIL FISHER: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE 14TH AVENUE CANAL – Phil Fisher is one of the area’s most recognized and popular impressionist artists. He portrays visual interpretations of familiar landscapes where the viewers are coaxed into the environment with exciting colors and dramatic light that travels through each painting leaving them with an emotion that is specific to each individual work.
KEN FRASER: 3RD STREET SOUTH AND 13TH AVENUE SOUTH AT ISLAND COMPANY
MAURICIO GARAY: A PRIVATE CLUB IN PORT ROYAL
PETER GARON: 3RD STREET S. & 12TH AVENUE S. AT TOMMY BAHAMA RELAX – Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1953, Peter has always sought the skills to express himself creatively. As a child he loved art but never cared for art class, preferring instead to “figure it out” for himself, a tenacity that continues to this day. After completing formal training in architecture, Peter began a 20-year design practice in Washington, D.C. During this time he continued to explore the possibilities of a wide range of media and was represented by several galleries in the mid-atlantic region. Peter closed his successful Virginia gallery in 2006 and relocated to Naples, Florida in 2008.
LARRY GOLBA: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT SEA SALT
CRAYTON COVE AT PHIL FISHER GALLERY
TERESA HEWITT : 3RD STREET SOUTH AT CLEOPATRA’S BARGE
KAYE HINSON: 13TH AVENUE SOUTH ACROSS THE STREET FROM JANE’S CAFE
MICHAEL KILBURN: 12TH AVENUE SOUTH AT THE NAPLES PIER – Michael is one of our all time favorite artists for his subject matter, technique and artistic expression. He was born in Belfast, Ireland which is the birthplace of many writers and painters. At a young age, Ontario, Canada became home for the Kilburn family. Michael always had a natural aptitude for art
and was encouraged to pursue it as a career but, the business world was to benefit from his quiver of skills and he spent 30 some years in the cosmetic industry. It was actually a great fit because he was able to utilize his love of color and texture. When his painting career began in earnest in the 90’s, his style was influenced by intensive training and studying with other artists. Today he is retired and painting full time. As he divides his time between Naples, Newfoundland and Ontario his whereabouts can be traced by his weekly e-mailing of the “Painting of the Week” to his fans and collectors. Check out his website at www.KilburnArt.com
MIMI LITTLE: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE OLD NAPLES BUILDING
DEBORAH MARTIN: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE 3RD STREET CONCIERGE BOOTH
ALEXIS MARTINEZ PULEIO: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT TOMMY BAHAMAS MEN
KATHRYN MCMAHON: CRAYTON COVE AT THE DOCK RESTAURANT BEACH -Ms. McMahon is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the American Impressionist Society, Women Artists of the West, Plein Air Artists Colorado and International Plein Air Painters. Her many National and International exhibitions include the Ronald Reagan Library , Coos Art Museum, the Olaf Wieghorst Museum, and the Copley Society ‘Atlantic and Beyond’ Marine Show Exhibition in Bo
ston. As an American Impressionist Member she has shown her work in shows in Chicago, Denver, Rockport, TX. and the Master Impressionist show held in TX. Kathryn has written and published 2 books on fine art painting.
TOM MILLSAP: 3RD STREET SOUTH AND 13TH AVENUE SOUTH AT ST. TROPEZ HOME
MARY MORAN: 3RD STREET SOUTH AND 13TH AVENUE SOUTH AT EILEEN FISHER
JORGE NARVAEZ: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT MARISSA COLLECTIONS
PRISCILLA POWERS: BROAD AVENUE SOUTH AT THE NAPLES BEACH
TONY ROSA: 3RD STREET SOUTH AND 12TH AVENUE SOUTH (NE CORNER)
JACK SCHLUETER: CRAYTON COVE AT NAPLES CITY DOCK
KEVIN SHEA: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT TOMMY BAHAMAS WOMEN
OLENA SKIBA: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT THE OLD NAPLES PUB – Olena was born, grew up and received her art education in the Ukraine which was part of the Soviet Union at the time. In 2002, Olena met her future husband in Warsaw, Poland and then relocated to his home in Naples. Today, Olena works as an artist and interior designer. Throughout her professional life she has never stopped evolving her existing techniques as well as acquiring and inventing new ones.NATALIE GUESS:
GAIL RISNER: 13TH AVENUE SOUTH AT A MANO
JANINE WESSELMAN: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT FLEISCHMANN PLAZA
LEAH WIEDEMER: 3RD STREET SOUTH AT LEGGIADRO
Hope to see you there!
Share the post and mark your calendar “Third on Canvas” for this Sunday, February 19th and Monday, February 20th. The event starts at 10am on Sunday and ends at 4pm on Monday. The auction is February 23rd from 5PM to 8PM
I was so lucky to have Kathryn McMahon allow me to hang around copying one of her paintings under her supervision and encouragement.