by Paul Silva
We have some great things Happening for July. Our First Friday, July 2nd Artist of the Month will showcase Member Melodye Stimpel. Her love of color and texture has developed into many styles and themes over the years. In daily life she is a clinical research professional who runs global trails from her St Augustine home office … an office that is also her art studio! Melodye is constantly researching new methods to incorporate in her art. Her focus shifts from time to time, meandering between watercolor, pastels, oils, pallet work and even some pen & ink. More recently most of her work is in acrylics using a pour method, then embellishing with a brush. She often incorporates elements of the natural world in her art, including leaf prints, sea fans and shells.

Her works and the Member’s Show Opens with a reception Friday evening at 5pm until 8pm, join us for a beverage and snacks and meet the artist. The show runs through July.

We are also proud to be a partner in The Saint Augustine Beach Civic Association’s weekly event “Music and Art by the Sea”. Which happens every Wednesday evening the Studio will be open for its regular hours of 12pm to 5pm, but on Wednesdays will be open late until 7:00pm or even later if there are visitors….we will have extra exhibitions and also set up outside the Studio as well. Stay afterwards to enjoy a Free Concert in the County Pavilion. This series runs to September.

The Art Studio is located at 370 A1A Beach Blvd. in the St. John’s County Pier Park and is open 7 days a week from 12pm to 5pm. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that brings Art and Cultural to the community and offers classes, special events, exhibitions and rental space. For more information visit us at, Facebook or call 904-295-4428.