Raffle: 2nd Annual Quick Draw Fund Raising Event


Two paintings graciously donated by two local artists members of SRQ Plein Air Painters group will be raffled at Sarasota Sailing Squadron on April 18, 2018 at around 3pm.  All proceeds will benefit not-for-profit Sarasota Sailing Squadron programs. 

Painting No 1: “Welcome to the Club”, watercolor by Mark Price.

Painting No 2: “On The Bay”, oil by Lisa Swift. 


ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THE PAINTINGS: 1 ticket – $10; 3 tickets – $20; 5 tickets – $30

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“Welcome to the Club”
original watercolor
by Mark Price
10″ X 14″
(unframed size)
value $600



“On The Bay”

original oil

by Lisa Swift


11″ x 14″

value $700


How to buy tickets?

  1. Buy here online. Transaction fee of $1 will be added. All entries will receive an assigned number which will be emailed to you.
  2. Call us 941-330-6865
  3. Mail check to 4600 Pine Harrier Drive, Sarasota, FL (incl. stamped envelop if you wish to receive tickets by mail)
  4. You don’t have to be present to win BUT we would love to see you there!
  5. Buy tickets at the Sailing Squadron


mark.jpgMark Price Born and raised in Southern California, Mark studied art history at San Diego State University. It was here that he took several watercolor and drawing classes, which sparked his excitement in fine art. Mark admits his first attempts were far from perfect but nonetheless he was hooked by the watercolor medium. Basically self-taught and ever diligent, he studied and read books to improve his paintings.

Years later Mark and his wife moved to Sarasota, FL where the tropical winds sweep thru his home studio, inspiring him on a daily basis. It was here that Mark enrolled in watercolor classes with internationally recognized watercolor artist, Vladisalv Yeliseyev and respected pastel artist, Barbra Archer-Baldwin. These classes took Mark’s work to a whole new level of depth. Soon after, he found himself taking additional workshops with internationally recognized artists, Aline Ordman and Hai-Ou Hou.  Shortly, at the urging of family and friends, Mark began to sell his paintings and pursue art as a career.

Mark’s artistic journey has been an exciting and meandering one. He enjoys watercolors, but recently is focusing more on pastels and the nuances of that medium. His representational landscapes and figurative pastel paintings reflect the beauty of remote, quiet places and moments of his intimate connection to nature. Mark’s always searching for exciting new techniques, knowledge, movement, power, moods, textures and light.  He loves to get out into the great outdoors to paint plein air and capture first-hand the mood and atmosphere. A great example of his work is seen in the simple and concrete shapes of barns, boats and dramatic landscapes allowing for strong contrasts of light and shadow.

Mark is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. He is also a member of Art Center of Sarasota and North Port Art Center where he has received several Honorable Mention and Merit awards for his work. www.marksart.vip

Lisa Swift - BiographyLisa Swift was born in a small, rural town in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  It was there that she developed her love of nature.  Lisa’s childhood explorations of the woods behind her house, heavily influence her subject matter today.   She moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1993 and for the past five years, she has been an active member of several outdoor painting groups.  Lisa competes in Annual Paint Outs, Quick Draws, and exhibits in group shows, across Florida.  She is the Vice President of newly formed Left Coast Pastel Painters Society.

Her award winning paintings have been juried into many art shows in Florida and most recently, she won 2nd Place in the Emerging Artists division in the Fort Myers Paint the Beach competition, in Fort Myers, Florida.

Lisa Swift’s oil paintings and Pastel Paintings are composed with an expressionistic hand using brushes, palette knife or direct application of the pastel stick to create texture and emotion.

She arranges the abstract shapes and patterns on her canvas, to give the viewer just enough information for the scene to appear familiar to them.

Lisa’s paintings are in private collections in Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia and Florida. www.artbylisaswift.com

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