ART EXHIBITION – DEC – Choose Your Muse…Ode to the Masters
December 2 - December 31
Choose your Muse… Ode to the Masters
Featuring work of artists at The Hub on Canal, The Artist’s Workshop, The Art League of Daytona, and the Flagler Art League
Dec 2 – Dec 31
This exhibit will be judged by Ed Hall.
A Jacksonville, Florida native, Ed Hall received his B.D. in Graphic Design, and his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Florida. During college, he did political cartoons and illustrations for UF’s school newspaper. After college, he worked for several weekly publications, finally settling at The Baker County Press in Macclenny (just outside Jacksonville) where he continues to work as the weekly cartoonist. Hall has won 10 Florida Press Awards, 3 Newsmaker Awards, and numerous fine art awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, he was presented the 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Award for weekly cartoons by The Society of Professional Journalists. He has also won the Florida Press Club Award four times (2003 & 2006, 2008 and 2012).
Hall has been the owner of Design Alternatives, a home-based residential design service, for 25 years. He has been an adjunct professor of drawing at Flagler College in St. Augustine and The University of North Florida, Jacksonville. His cartoons and political illustrations have been featured in various national publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times and CNN Headline News. His work is also widely distributed overseas. In 2003 he was asked to join Artizans, a Canadian based syndicate. Through Artizans, Ed’s cartoons appear weekly in newspapers across North America.
His artwork has been displayed both regionally and nationally; most recently at the American University Museum in Washington DC and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was also awarded a one-person show at the Reddi-arts Gallery in Jacksonville Florida. Other recent awards include best of show in Behind the Mask, Inside the Head a Jacksonville
Coalition for the Visual Arts exhibition in 1997, and best of show for Figures of the Millenium, a St. Augustine Art Association show held in 1999.
Hall is represented in Jacksonville by The Vault at 1930. His work is also held in the permanent collection of the St. Augustine Art Association. He currently resides in Jacksonville with his wife Emmy.
Exhibit opening Saturday, Dec 2
Mackay Gallery 4-7pm