Local Artists Set to Display Pieces in Annual Holiday Show

06 Oct 2016, Posted by Sarah Aldrich in Community, Events, News, Press Releases




September 29, 2016


Local Artists Set to Display Pieces in Annual Holiday Show

The Morean Arts Center in Downtown St. Petersburg hosts annual members show & sale just in time for the holidays

St. Petersburg, Fla. – The holiday season is fast approaching, and with that comes the daunting task of making a list, and checking it twice, for this season’s must-have holiday gifts. To show your appreciation for loved ones, look no further than the Morean Arts Center’s There is No Time Like the Presents: 2016 Holiday Show & Sale where members of the Morean display gift-worthy items to purchase for the holidays. The show runs from November 12 – December 30.

The show has a buy-local retail focus that includes items such as paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking stuffers. With more than 1000 members, the show displays a unique range of style and art to suit most tastes and décor.

All items are unique and one-of-a-kind to ensure no one will receive the same gift twice while also supporting local artists. Buying local stimulates the local economy and helps preserve the unique findings and destinations St. Petersburg and the surrounding Bay area have to offer.

Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center, said There is No Time Like the Presents: 2016 Holiday Show & Sale is always a pleasure to organize. “Each year, members submit new and exciting additions to the show with no one piece resembling another.”

The Morean Center for Clay located in the Warehouse Arts District is also having a sale on Saturday, December 3, from 10am-5pm with a preview Friday from 10am-9pm. It will be a studio-wide sale featuring members, Artists-in-Residence and other local artists who set up shop in the Morean Center for Clay.

Additional exhibitions on view through the holidays at the Morean Center for Clay are free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturdays.

Stories on Clay, and exhibit juried by renowned clay artist Sue Tirrell, will be on display at the clay center from October 8 – November 30. Out of the Ashes, an exhibition of wood fired ceramics also runs from December 10 – January 31 and is juried by the Morean Center for Clay’s very own manager of the clay studio artists program Matt Schiemann.

The Morean also provides an opportunity for guests to make their own glass ornament from November 15 – December 30 at our neighboring Glass Studio & Hot Shop. Guests work with one of the Morean’s professional glass blowers to create a unique and personal ornament perfect to display in time for the holidays.

This is also a great time to check out the Morean’s more than 20 class options for each session, with Winter 1 Session beginning January 9 and running through February 19. Treat yourself or a loved one to six weeks of classes in a specific medium taught by a professional artist.

Morean Arts Center / Glass Studio & Hot Shop: 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701. For more information, please call 727.822.7872 ext. 8.

Morean Center for Clay: 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712. For more information, please call 727.821.7162 ext. 2310.



The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. The mission of the Morean Arts Center is to connect people with art and to contribute to the economic development of the region. Operating under the Morean Arts Center includes the Chihuly Collection, Glass Studio & Hot Shop and the Morean Center for Clay.

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