Season 2016/2017

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“PAINT MYAKKA” Plein Air Paint Out at Myakka River State Park – part of the SRQPAP campaign “Preserve the history and nature with the paintbrush!”. – Sorry, Paint Out has been postponed till further notice. All fees will be refunded.

Sponsored by RSA and Friends of Myakka River

February 18, 2017 

Pleina Air Paint Out at MyakkaOrganizers:

  • Marina Yeliseyev, Director at Renaissance School of Art –; 941-330-6865
  • Linda Greaves, Vice President, Friends of Myakka River
  • Evelyn Peters, Secretary Friends of the Myakka River

Location: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241

Call to artists

Register below for the event with credit card or PayPal. You can also send us a check payable to “Renaissance school of art” at the following address 4600 Pine Harrier Dr., Sarasota, FL 34231


December 10, 2016 – “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. 

Call to artists 


Press Release

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