High Springs Art Coop Mission Statement

The mission of the High Springs Art Co-op is to support and strengthen the local and regional art community. We will create an affordable space where artists work, exhibit and sell their work. We will strive to work with the community to improve the overall cultural environment of our neighborhood.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Black & White Party and High Springs Artwalk a smashing success! Check it out.

Misty Rucks art teacher from High Springs Community School showcases
the children's art at the Women's Club in High Springs


Vicki from the Women's Club 

Children's art from High Springs Community School. Misty's students!

Marie Brown and Jim Whiteside


A great time had by all!
Susan Koon posing with her art at Estate Solutions with owners Chris Mckee and Roy Hammond.

Original Oil by Susan Koon.

Marie Hammer and Rusty Hammer at Thompson's Flower Shop.
Rusty Amazing wood sculptures!




Thomas Driscoll's amazing work.

Thomas with Jamie at the High Springs Coffee Company.

Peter at ACME Music displaying Linda Goodwin's art.

Linda Tiffany at True Blue Cafe.

More of Thomas Driscoll's acrylics.

A new comer to the artwalk, Lidia Nunes showing her pottery restoration work at Jason's Jewelry.

Gwendolyn Chrzanowski at Decades. 

The Sally Sensibles Ladies, Nancy and Linda always a supporter of the artwalk.

Ron and Judy Baughn 

Amelia March shows off at the Great Outdoors, fresh out of Ringling;s Art School.

James Healy at Witnesses of Christ.

Joyce Hinkle at Sally Sensibles.

Barbara Tench at True Blue Cafe.

The Talented Cookie showcased Emily Robertson.

Angela Hyland at the new Hall of Heroes.


Gerald Fletcher at Pizza 2 Go.

Wilson Bells lovely work.

Wilson Bell and Robin at Hugs and Kisses.
This years Black & White Party and High Springs Artwalk was another blast and so many came to join the fun!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Coop Artist Plein Air Painting through out Gainesville! At Matheson House and Dudley Farm

Our artists are all over the place these days. You can find their work in almost every venue throughout the county!

During October four co-op artists, Karen LeMonnier, Tina Corbett, Patricia Veatch and Elaine Hines had a spectacular weekend painting the historic Dudley Farm in Newberry, FL. They were joined by many other Plein Air artists from Gainesville and beyond. Most artists were part of Gainesville Fine Arts Association including GFAA's Portrait Group that meets every Tuesday and GFAA's Plein Air Group that meets every Friday.

On Saturday and Sunday many artists led by our own portrait artist, Patricia Veatch, painted local Dudley models dressed in period costumes in a tent set up for portrait painting.

In September, our artists also painted at the historic Matheson House for another Plein Air event hosted by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association.

You can also see their Plein Air work at Picture This! Frame Shop & Gallery, 3225 SW 35 Blvd, Gainesville, through Nov. 15, 2014. 

Finally, the resulting work of Matheson and Dudley Farm will be presented and shown at a Plein Air Show at the Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Ave, in Gainesville, Nov. 12 - Nov. 23.

Thanks to our artist, Marie Brown for these great pics. Another co-op artist, Jim Whiteside and Marie visited us at Dudley and took these great photos. 

Check out our work! 

Karen LeMonnier at Dudley.

Elaine Hines at Dudley.

Tina Corbett painting Susie the mule at Dudley.

Best buds, Karen LeMonnier and Patricia Veatch hanging near the portrait tent.

Elaine's Painting

Karen's Painting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Incredible Portraits on display and for sale throughout Oct at the High Springs Art Coop!

   High Springs Art Co-op is proud to present the work of Gainesville Fine Arts Association Portrait Group which will include three award winning artists. Our own Patrica Veatch, Gainesville's Jane Polkowski Levy and Nika Zakharov of Alachua.  All three have won best of show in the past year. 

          Nika won Best of Show for the 2014 Summer Show at Parks Lincoln Ford, on display at Parks in Gainesville until Nov. 20. Patricia won Best of Show at the 2013 Art for All Season's at the previous Doris Art & Cultural Center and 
Jane won Best of Show at the 2014 Gallery Show at Oak Hammock in Gainesville.

          This group which includes an eclectic mix of artists throughout Alachua County, meets and works weekly, painting from interesting, local, portrait models. We enjoy and encourage each other and have grown in our skills through this collaboration. 
          We hope you enjoy our work.  All work will be on display and for sale at the coop gallery throughout the month of October.





Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another successful showing for Artist of the Month, Sept., at the High Springs Art Coop!

          As Marilyn Gray's exhibit comes to an end, Weds. she sold almost all her beautiful handmade books and some of her original art pieces. Three more days to see her lovely work.  Here are pics from her opening reception.

Marilyn Gray and her beautiful work.