Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wasn't this a Kick in the Pants?

We hope that you had a great time at ART ROYALE 2007.

The Alliance Cheerleaders thought it was a real "Kick in the Pants!"

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Lisa Geertsen created this fun photo op as part of the event. Interactive at it's best, guests enjoyed posing for zany pictures all night long.

A few guests found a date and enjoyed the drama...

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Above is Bachelor Number One (Alliance Board member Bill Goldman) chosen by the Bachelorette (SW FL Symphony Past President Carol Robinson) in the Art Royale version of "The Dating Game." Dressed as a Drama Queen is one of the Alliance's favorite volunteers Lana Vail.

Some guests rekindled their flame...Mark and Susan Moye celebrated their 29th Wedding Anniversary at the event. A love note to them was left in the Digital Sandbox interactive exhibit at the event (booth created by artist Gerard Damiano).

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Other guests in costumes really got into Playing Games!

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I hope you all enjoyed the evening, and if you missed it, I hope you enjoy this photographic re-run!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007


Preparations are underway for Art Royale 2007! The Alliance for the Art's campus is starting it's transformation for tomorrow night!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

With Art Royale only FOUR days away, the Alliance for the Arts is getting the last minute things together for the big event to occur. Art Royale 2007, The Games People Play, has left a lot of imagination and creation for everyone involved. In these below pictures you can see the soda being brought in, Joanne and her team working hard on the Auction baskets and some neat auction items that you must see. Here is a little sneak peak at some of the baskets and one unique item that will sure to blow your mind. It is a bread holder but when you open it up it is a miniture kitchen! These are just some of the games that people play but you have to come on Saturday to see more!! See you there!

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Some baskets being put together for Saturday night!!

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Hard at work!

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Here is a sample of one of the Auction items...

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Friday, November 9, 2007


Silent Auction


While you are at this gala event, make sure to check out the silent auction that will be going on in the Foulds Theater! Here is a slideshow of just a few of the items up for bid at the silent auction!

(AND keep in mind that at 8:15, there will be a live auction outside on the main stage)

Friday, November 2, 2007

November is a busy month!

Along with Art Royale happening this month, the Alliance also has another event you should add to your calendar! It is called Transmissions and it is a juried competition.

The theme is "Communication: The imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs."

Artwork can include photography, sculpture, painting (oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor, mixed media), prints, and drawings.

Here is the breakdown of dates this is all happening:

November 26th: Artists deliver artwork to the Alliance between 9-5PM
November 27th: Artwork juried by the Exhibition Committee
November 28th: Notify artists and pickup of non-juried work
November 30th: Opening reception from 5-7PM

The artwork will be on display from November 30th through January 9th, 2008.

If you are interested in submitting your work to be juried, there are a few requirements.
  • All 2D artwork must be wired and ready to hang.
  • All 3D artwork must not exceed six feet in any direction or 150 lbs.
  • Artists must furnish pedestals.
  • All artwork must have been completed in the last two years and not previously shown at the Alliance.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping cost.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10 for Alliance members and $25 for non-members to submit work to this show. One entry can include up to three artworks.

Make November a month to remember and get involved with your local arts community!!

Get ready....

15 days to go until Art Royale!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Calling all Instructors!

The Alliance for the Arts is currently looking for visual art instructors. The children's winter camp is quickly approaching and the Alliance is searching for enthusiastic art instructors to join our team. To qualify you must have experience working with children and an education and/or art background is highly preferred. The Alliance for the arts believes there is an artist in all of us and we want our educators to strive to bring out the creativity each camper. The more experience with a variety of mediums the better!

This year's winter camp will be held December 24 - January 4 from 9am -4pm. There are two sessions available, Monday/Wednesday and Thursday/Friday. December 24 and 31 will be half days 9am - 1pm, and December 25 and January 1 will be closed. The Alliance for the Arts offers $12-$15/hr depending on experience.

If you are interested please email our education coordinator Amy Smith at

T-minus 16 days - Art Royale 2007

Compiled with photos, video, audio, and talents of the Art Royale Media Collective, this video gives an example of what this signature event is all about. Although each year begins with fresh ideas, the excitement and originality of each year is intrinsic. Get this many creative people together with unique challenges, and an explosion of color, laughter, discovery, and buzz is bound to happen!

Check out more on this year's event Art Royale 2007: The Games People Play at Tickets are also available here.

See you there!