Open Studio This Sunday

Open Studio and Gainesville Studio Tour

Sunday, November 12
1 – 4pm

Park at 518 Maple Street, Gainesville, GA and walk across the street to the metal warehouse building. Look for the black mailbox. 
 
I'm hosting my only open studio event of 2017 this weekend as part of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center Studio Tour & Sale. I'll have new work (herbarium prints on kozo and my shell series) available for purchase, a one-day-only sale on all framed prints and encaustic panels, special clearance items (open-edition prints and books), plus mix-and-match photo notecards (great for holiday gifts). 

My brother, Chris Romberg, who builds beautiful wooden canoes (see below) in the space adjacent to my studio, will have his boatbuilding studio and woodworking shop open. He has a couple of boats under construction and you can watch him work. 

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We'll have desserts and other snacks from Two Dog Restaurant to enjoy.
This is a very casual event; come as you are.

$10 tickets may be purchased online or in the studios and benefit the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Stamped tickets may be used for a 10% discount at the Quinlan Gift Shop. Two additional studios and galleries are on the tour, as well. We hope to see you on Sunday!

Article About This Week's Gallery Opening

Brenau University just published a very nice article about the four artists (of which I am one) whose work will be featured in this year's President's Summer Art Series. The exhibit opens this Thursday, May 18, with a reception in Sellars Gallery from 5:30-7:00 pm, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain open until July 13.

Other artists include Sarah Claussen, Patricia Fabian and Christie Gregory. CLICK TO READ more about these artists and their work. And then come on by this Thursday evening to meet the artists and see their work in person!

 Featured artists include (l-r) Sarah Claussen, Patricia Fabian, Christie Gregory and Lee Anne White.

Featured artists include (l-r) Sarah Claussen, Patricia Fabian, Christie Gregory and Lee Anne White.

From Birmingham to Fernandina Beach: It's Time for Shrimpfest!

With barely time to catch up on sleep from last weekend's Magic City Art Festival in  Birmingham, I'm off again--this time to Fernandina Beach, FL, for the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. This is a special event for me, as most of the work I feature in my booth was photographed in the marshes and along the shore here on Amelia Island. 

I usually go to Fernandina Beach for a quiet retreat, but this week it will be rocking with activity. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the event, which kicks off with a parade on Thursday and a spectacular fireworks display on Friday. In addition to 300-plus exhibiting artists and craftspersons, there will be antiques, a food court featuring shrimp prepared every way you could possibly imagine, and a pirate invasion. (You'd be amazed how many pirates still live in this town.) Please note: The outdoor arts and crafts show takes place on Saturday and Sunday only.

My booth will be located on North Second Street near the Palace Saloon (Florida's Oldest Saloon), Dog Star Tavern (which actually permits dogs) and the Island Art Association building (which is shrimp colored and covered in tile mosaics). Although I have attended Shrimpfest many times, this will be my first year as an exhibitor. It's really a great event in a town that knows how to have a good time. Come join the fun!

By the way, this is a great little restaurant town. If you're looking for something other than shrimp food court, here are a few of my favorite restaurants: Karibo, Arte Pizza, 29 South and The Salty Pelican (downtown in the historic district) and Sandy Bottoms and Sliders (on the beach). And every Saturday of the year, there is a wonderful little Farmer's Market at the corner of Centre and Seventh Streets.

Art Festival Dates: May 2-3, Saturday – Sunday
Where: Centre Street, Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL
Hours: 9am – 7pm Friday & Saturday, 10am – 5pm Sunday
Festival Admission: Free!

Book Signing in Fernandina Beach

The Book Loft in Fernandina Beach is hosting a book signing featuring my photo book, The Mutable Sea. I'll be at their wonderful store in the downtown historic district on Tuesday, March 31, from 1-4pm. The book features more than 50 seascapes photographed from local beaches. If you're in the area, please come and bring your friends. It's a great little bookstore!

   The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change , by Lee Anne White.  Whitespace Press, 2013. Paperback, 70 pp, 56 color photographs, $35. ISBN 978-0-9887928-2-1

The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change, by Lee Anne White. Whitespace Press, 2013. Paperback, 70 pp, 56 color photographs, $35. ISBN 978-0-9887928-2-1

The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL. Tuesday, March 31, 1-4pm.

Enjoy a Beautiful Weekend and Art in Chastain Park

Chastain Park Arts Festival, named "Atlanta's Best Local Festival" by Best Self Magazine, returns on November 1 and 2. I'll be there, pitching my tent with up to 200 other local and regional arists and artisans. With colorful fall leaves and a beautiful tree-lined Park Drive creating a stunning backdrop (and, hopefully, some crisp fall weather), it will be the perfect place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Come enjoy the art, crafts, live acoustic music and food trucks. Get started on your holiday shopping, choose a special piece for yourself or simply enjoy the atmosphere and activities. Admission is free and you'll be supporting both the arts and the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces.

Chastain Park Art Festival, Saturday, Nov. 1, 10am-6pm + Sunday, Nov. 2, 11am-5pm. GPS: 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta GA 30327. Text me at 770.329.5449 once you reach the park and I'll let you know where my tent is pitched. See you there!

"Behind the Lens" Opens at Digital Arts Studio

The Gallery at Digital Arts Studio is featuring Behind the Lens, the annual member show for Women in Focus, during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The show opened to a packed house this past Saturday with works by Cindy Brown, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza Pope, Jennifer Giliberto, Roth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Ellen Hayes, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Carolyn Meltzer, Carolyn Miller, Chris Mitts, Niki Murphy, Maureen Anne Petrilli, Gittel Price, Lesley Anne Price, Linda Rathke and, yours truly, Lee Anne White.

Behind the Lens runs through Saturday, November 1. Digital Arts Studio is located at 1082 Huff Road, Atlanta GA 30318. For information, call 866-352-9979.