3rd Annual Quick Draw Competition and Art Sale “Sailing with the Paint Brush”

Watercolor painting by Vladislav Yeliseyev Available for purchase. portion of the proceeds will benefit SSS Youth Program


April 6, 2019, 10am – 3pm  

Fund raising benefit for Sarasota Sailing Squadron Youth program sponsored by Renaissance School of Art.

Artists: Call to artists

Admission for public: free

Location: 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236



  • Marina Yeliseyev, Director at Renaissance School of Art –; 941-330-6865
  • Craig Bridges, Manager, Sarasota Sailing Squadron –; 941-388-2355

Sponsors will be announced soon.

2018 Sponsors:

  • Keeton’s Art Supply
  • Plein Air Magazine
  • Rosemary Brushes
  • Gamblin Artists Colors
  • Stakenborg Fine Art
  • TECHNICHE Performance, Safety, Comfort
  • Sandra Appignani with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Website
  • Mark Baumgarten with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Website





“Welcome to the Club” Original Watercolor donated by Mark Price will be raffled on April 18 during the event at Sailing Squadron

For Raffle Tickets click here

Photos courtesy of Mark Baumgarten 


December 10, 2016 – 1st Annual “Sailing With The Brush” Off Easel Quick Draw Plein Air Paint Out – fund raising benefit for Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Artist – sign up below. Public is invited. Admission for public: free. 

November 19, 2016 – Coquina Beach OPA Paint Out – more details – Rain Day Sunday Nov.20

SRQPAP 2nd ANNUAL EXHIBITION features works by local plein air artists

“Preserving History and Nature with The Brush”

Reception and Awards Party: Wed. June 29, 2016: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Exhibition: June 21 – July 3, 2016

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 5pm – 6pm or by appointment, please call (941) 330-6865

Location: Renaissance Studio Gallery 4063 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Open to public, admission is free.

This exhibition, open to the public, will have over 40 works of art depicting local scenes; including paintings of the DeMarcay Hotel and Roth Cigar Factory. The anticipated demolition of the landmark Hotel and cigar factory buildings was the subject of the groups’ recent paint-out. The group gathered on Palm Avenue in May of this year to capture these buildings in paint; a piece of history for our community.

Featured artists: Jane Aguillard, Nancy Casey, Susie Covert, Susan Hoffman, Jane Keeling, Kelly Mason, James McDermott, Joseph Melancon, Joan Peters, Hodges Soileau, Lisa Swift, Amy Webber, Lynn Wellings, Sharon Yarbrough and Awards Judge artist Vladislav Yeliseyev.



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SRQ Plein Air Painters First Annual Off Season Juried Exhibition

June 25 – August 16 – closed

Winning artists:

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Maryanne Jacobsen, First Place and Gallery Award

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Joseph Melancon Second Place and People’s Choice Award

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Kelli Mason, Third Place Award

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Joanna Karpay, Artist Choice Award









Exhibition gallery photos:

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Paintings are available for purchase. Please inquire by phone at 941-330-6865 or email at