The Painted Fish Gallery opened in 1995 in downtown Dunedin, a small
community rich with activities for both residents and visitors. The
Pinellas Trail, the county's excellent walk/jog/bicycle route, is right
outside our front door. The proximity of St. Joseph Sound and the Gulf
of Mexico only a few blocks away inspires artists who often paint
outdoors. The spacious gallery is centrally located in Dunedin's
shopping district with hotels, B&B's, and a wonderful variety of
restaurants in walking distance.
Over a period of sixteen years The Painted Fish Gallery has become a
destination for art collectors seeking original and custom artworks for
home and business. Artist owners Bill and Linda Renc present a blend of
contemporary paintings, prints & calligraphy, including selected guest
artists in various media. Previous featured shows have included
printmaking, handmade books, stained glass, quilts, photography,
ceramics and medieval manuscripts.
View a slideshow of "Painting the Town and the Beaches" our beautiful coffee table art book by Bill Renc. Purchase signed books at the gallery or by mail on our Book Order page.
“ART FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
Nov. 15 through Jan. 4
Celebrate the Season at Ye Old Painted Fish! December is loaded with special events & art demonstrations in the gallery. We are pleased to be mentioned in Tampa Bay Times’ Holiday Gift Guide by D.M. Craig (11/28) for independently owned area artisan shops. Look for more mentions in the Times 12/1!
Here are some nifty gift suggestions…original Florida paintings & books, handmade glass bead jewelry, cool mixed media art, quilts, scarves & purses, flamework glass marine animals, wildlife prints & paintings on marble, colorful calligraphy quotes, art mugs, note cards, wood keepsake boxes, origami ornaments, stained glass lightstreams, and professional picture framing, Concert tickets too!** Gift certificates available.
SPECIAL FUNDRAISER “Personalized Wine Bottles” with Linda Renc - bring a bottle of wine, champagne or spirits to be personalized with holiday greetings. Donation to HEP (Homeless Emergency Project, Clearwater). See dates below, or drop off & pick up later.
Mon. Dec. 9 through Feb.
Aging Well Center (in the Long Center) 1501 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater.
Thurs. Jan. 9 - Reception 3 - 5 p.m.
Thurs. Jan 16 - ABC-XYZ Workshop 3 - 5 p.m.
Linda Renc exhibits original artworks in a variety of media, and handmade calligraphic books. Her workshop for adults age 55+ will offer basic calligraphy for beginners. Info: (727) 724-3070 or www.myclearwater.com/agingwell
CONCERTS AT PAINTED FISH
Our intimate indoor gallery concert series brings you the best local,
regional, national & international musicians. Original music in song and
stories will give you a very special evening to remember.
**Advance tickets on sale now for all 3 upcoming concerts. Great gift for the music lover!
[Our indoor concerts…..etc.]
Sat. Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. - Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil
Performing separately and teaming up on guitar & vocals, Robinson (The Headlights) & Woltil (Ditchflowers) bring “sublimely melodic acoustic pop” with original twists & turns to the Painted Fish. Steve is a British ex-pat lost in America…Ed is a Florida boy who has always felt that England was his real musical homeland. Among their influences: The Beatles, REM, Elvis Costello. Robinson & Woltil’s band opened for Richard Thompson at Tampa Theater last February. Their new CD “Cycle,” a 13-song compendium of musical marvels, is due out from Sunshine Drenchy Records in early 2014. Perhaps even in time for some limited CD’s for us (maybe. Come & find out!) A plethora of very cool videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/sunshinedrenchy/videos
Tickets $15 in advance. By phone 727-734-5060
RSVP and we’ll save you a seat (confirmation by email week of event)
* Robinson & Woltil Image by Radio Keleman
Painted Fish Gallery
Fri. Dec. 6 - Holiday Open House
Music & festive refreshments.
Dunedin Downtown Merchants present an evening of holiday cheer! From 2 p.m. until dusk - Live holiday music jam in Oak Tree Park. A team of merry fiddlers & folk/bluegrass/country players invite you to join in. Musicians wanted! Sing along, play along, fun for all. More music around town. ART DEMOS - “Lampwork Bead Jewelry” with Cheryl McIntosh of Bubbles Beads (Spring Hill, FL) and “Personalized Wine Bottles” with Linda Renc.
Fri. Dec. 13 - 2nd Friday Art & Wine Walk
Wine tastings, merchant discounts & specials, stroll in! ART DEMOS: “Origami“ with Andrea Stearman and “Personalized Wine Bottles“ with Linda Renc.
Sat. Dec. 14 - Old Fashioned Christmas
4:00-9:00 p.m. Parade at 4 p.m. (Main Street & side streets closed).
Visit our gallery during the festivities! ART DEMO: “Personalized Wine Bottles” with Linda Renc.
Nov. & Dec. Hours:
Open Daily & Sun -11 - 5, Fridays until 6:00 plus special events.
Closed Christmas & New Years Day.
2013-2014 CONCERT SCHEDULE:
Sat. Jan. 25 - Steve Robinson & Ed Woltil
Fri. Mar. 7 - Arvel Bird
Sat. Apr. 5 - Clint Alphin
(closed 4:00 - 7:00 pm on concert dates)