Villa Zorayda Museum celebrates Saint Augustine’s 450th Commemoration with Landmark ART Exhibit

Icon Villa Zorayda Museum celebrates Saint Augustine’s 450th Commemoration with Landmark ART Exhibit of Visually Impaired Artist, Steven Dean Anderson’s unique series of the city’s Architectural Heritage He’s unable to entirely see his own art work. But, that doesn’t stop him. As his business card says, he’s an “artist with unique vision.” Meet Steve Anderson, a Saint Augustine, Florida based artist and his series, “. . . as if postcards past, from Twisted Bark . . . “ Anderson’s art is part of Villa Zorayda’s contribution to Saint Augustine’s 450th Commemoration for the month of September, 2015. Anderson’s art will be exhibited among Villa Zorayda’s permanent collection in the museum – the first time an artist has exhibited in the museum since it’s founding in 1933. [ More ]


Icon St. Augustine, FL (July 28) - The St. Augustine Art Association presented more than $5,000 in cash awards to twelve outstanding artists during the opening reception of the 6th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit, on display at 22 Marine Street through August 31. Rusty Frentner, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, won the $2000 Bradley/Mayer Best in Show Award for Love Lies Bleeding, a photo-realistic still life oil painting. Frentner drove for two days to attend the awards presentation in St. Augustine. When asked how he came up with the idea for the painting, Frenter replied, "I found the flower thrown in the trash and thought it was so beautiful because the leaves had yellowed." [ More ]

St. Augustine Distillery Unveils New Vodka and Gin Brands

Icon ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 29, 2015) – In celebration of the new law that took effect on July 1, which gives makers of spirits the ability to sell more of their product directly to customers, St. Augustine Distillery unveils new brands for their vodka and gin. “This new law allows our customers to buy two bottles, per brand, per year,” explained Philip McDaniel, co-founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Fla. and co-founder of Florida Distillers Guild. “That means that someone can buy two bottles of our Florida Cane Vodka, two bottles of our New World Gin and two bottles each of our rum and bourbon when they become available to the public.” And with the unveiling of the Distillery’s new Pot Distilled Vodka, Ice Plant Edition Vodka, Pot Distilled Gin, and Pot Distilled Vodka, loyal customers can continue to purchase award-winning spirits directly from the craft distillery. [ More ]

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