Friday, October 8, 2010

Southeast Regional Juried Exhibit; The Art of Hope

©2008 St. Hilaire Nelson, Collage on panel, Rays of Hope

The Art of Hope opened on Thursday night at the Alice Jenkins Gallery of the Crealdé School of Art and the Heritage Center in Winter Park, FL. My friend emailed me today to let me know that my art has a nice place in the gallery, immediately to the left upon entering. I was unable to attend the opening as I am in Amelia Island teaching a collage workshop. I am super proud of having been chosen for the show, there was a lot of competition.

The opening featured jazz music with the Chuck Archard Trio. The curator is Bobby Scroggins, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky, he selected 32 diverse interpretations of the significance of this Election.

Ten Good Women
©St. Hilaire Nelson: Hope #2 (top) Hope #9 (bottom), 12x12, collage on painted panel

Another opening I missed this weekend (when it rains, it pours) was my work at the Art and Soul Gallery at the Women's Center of Jacksonville in the show "Ten Good Women." I was invited to show 10 collages and Cookie Davis, the curator of the show,  decided at the last minute to come over to Amelia Island and take my workshop! So nice to meet Cookie even though I could not attend the opening. Thank you Cookie!


  1. You and your work are so busy right now - so many shows and workshops! I'm sorry I couldn't make the workshop (after our Yellowstone trip, it just wasn't in the budget this year), but hope to see some work and see what you created. Wonderful paper paintings lately - I so like what you do with words, creating a white bird but with words running all around.

  2. Rhonda, I was wondering what happened to you! I totally understand. I plan to take and post some photos from the class today. Thanks for your compliments. My graphic design background makes me very happy with text and typefaces in my collage work!


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