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FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, this two-day juried event attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe.  The festival took place February 6 & 7 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offered more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine, live art and auction by preeminent celebrity marine life artist, Wyland. New this year was historical elements, period entertainment and educational programming highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important preservation, research and marine biology projects. We hope you’ll make plans to join us in this celebration of art, history and community next year February 4 & 5. Admission is only $7 for both days (and no charge for kids 12 and under). Every dime stays local to help the Foundation carry out its mission to promote and preserve History, Education and Research.   A Big Show for A tiny Island

ABOUT

NAVIGATION
CONTACT Jill Snodgrass, Festival Director pkartfestival@gmail.com | 573.680.5468 Denise Decrow, Festival Chair Pigeon Key Foundation PO Box 510264 Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 www.pigeonkeyartfestival.com
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ICONIC ISLAND & BRIDGE POPULAR SUBJECT Artists   flock   to   the   island   from   around   the   world   to capture    the    beauty    and    tranquility    through    brush strokes   and   lenses,   so   it   was   only   fitting   to   create   a festival     around     this.     22     years     later     this     event continues    to    evolve,    offering    many    artists    with    a variety    of    creative    disciplines    the    opportunity    to showcase   their   original   works   for   you   to   purchase   and admire for years to come. Each   festival,   a   feature   artist   is   selected   to   provide   a custom   piece   that   is   used   in   a   commemorative   high quality    poster    and    reproduced    on    fun    souvenir    t- shirts. Mee t this year’s artist, Carly Mejeure
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HISTORY

PIGEON KEY ESTABLISHED IN 1908 Pigeon   Key   is   a   five-acre   island   located   2.3   miles   west of   Marathon.   It   is   connected   to   the   mainland   by   a bridge   originally   built   by   Henry   Flagler   for   his   Florida East   Coast   Railway.   From   1908   to   1935,   Pigeon   Key served    as    a    construction    and    maintenance    base camp. In   1992,   the   Pigeon   Key   Foundation   was   formed   as   a joint       venture       between       the       Monroe       County Environmental    Education    Task    Force    and    the    Mote Marine   Laboratory   of   Sarasota,   Florida,   and   a   30-year lease      was      granted.      Currently      the      Pigeon      Key Foundation   is   restoring   the   historic   island,   operating   a museum,    conducting    guided    tours    and    providing    a center   for   marine   science   research   and   education.   All funds     raised     during     the     festival     go     directly     to furthering   the   efforts   of   the   not-for-profit   Pigeon   Key Foundation.  Learn more about Pigeon Key
A look at the 2016 Festival MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND NEXT YEAR! More than 70 nationally recognized fine artists and craftspeople exhibited their artistry at the 22nd annual Pigeon Key Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7, at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 Oceanside in Marathon.

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THE ISLAND IS THE CLASSROOM Nestled     in     the     heart     of     the     Florida     Keys,     and accessible   by   ferry   boat,   The   Pigeon   Key   Foundation operates    a    Marine    Science    Center    (PKFMSC)    on    its private   five-acre   island.   The   center   gravitates   towards hands-on       learning,       turning       the       island       and surrounding ecosystem into the classroom. Students    are    provided    with    a    pivotal,    one-of-a-kind experience   that   will   be   invaluable   to   them   the   rest   of their   lives.   For   over   20   years,   PKFMSC   has   provided private,    customized    programs    to    more    than    30,000 participants       from       more       than       1,000       schools throughout   the   United   States.   Programs   are   tailored for        all        ages—elementary        school        to        post graduate—and   are   designed   and   endorsed   by   some of    the    most    respected    marine    scientists    in    the    US.      Learn more about Pigeon Key
Wyland Art, Community, Conservation Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life- size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped. Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation. Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands. The enormous extent of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation. He is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries. DON’T MISS WYLAND AT THE PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL DRAWING LIVE AND YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A ONE- OF-A-KIND ORIGINAL!

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Q:   How   do   we   get   to   the   island,   Pigeon   Key,   for   the show? A:    You    don’t!    The    Festival    was    moved    to    Marathon Community   Park   several   years   ago   when   the   ramp leading     to     the     island     became     unstable.     We     do, however,   encourage   you   to   visit   the   island   by   taking one   of   our   tours.   Your   Art   Festival   admission   entiitles you   to   one   half   price   ticket   on   our   daily   ferry.   For more info visit www.pigeonkey.net . Q: Is this a family-friendly event? A:   Yes.   Kids   12   and   under   are   free   so   bring   the   whole family. There will be a little something for everyone. Q: What kind of activities will there be for kids? A:   Expect   several   hands-on   exhibits   like   the   marine touch     tank,     fun     learning     opportunities     and     art creation     stations.     Activities     by     Dolphin     Research Center,     The     Turtle     Hospital,     Marathon     Wild     Bird Center     @     Crane     Point     Hammock,     Florida     Keys Aquarium      Encounters,      Florida      Keys      Community College;     face     painting     by     Jennifer     Montgomery Artwork   and   hands-on   art   projects   by   Stanley   Switlik Ele mentary            School            art department,      The      World Famous    Blue    Flamingo Cafe     Paint     and     Sip Gallery      and      Wyland Foundation.   It's   a   great time   to   be   a   Pigeon   Key Kid! Q: Will there be entertainment? A:   Each   day   will   have   a   full   schedule   of   educational talks,    historical    information,    period    entertainment and    music    along    with    painting    demonstration.    Of course   don’t   miss   the   Wyland   drawing   live   daily   at   11 am   and   2   pm   with   your   chance   to   bid   on   his   one-of-a- kind art. Q: Where should we park? A:   Free   parking   is   available   but   somewhat   limited   at the     park.     There     will     be     free     parking     at     Switlik Elementary   in   the   east   end   of   the   school   parking   lot which    can    be    accessed    only    from    35th    street    gulf. There    are    some    ‘paid’    lots    but    they    are    in    no    way associated   with   Pigeon   Key   and   we   receive   none   of those funds. Q: Will there be food? A:   Yes.   Expect   Greek,   fish,   funnel   cakes,   lemonade,   hot dogs   and   burgers   and   a   few   other   surprises.   See   the full list HERE Q: Will there be adult beverages? A:   Yes.   Our   beer   and   wine   garden   will   feature   a   variety from      Stiegl      Brewing,      Islamorada      Brewing      and Southern Wine & Spirits. See the full list HERE . Q: Will I need cash? A:    Entry    into    the    festival,    auction    tickets    and    the concessions   will   be   cash   only.   Many   of   the   artists   will take   credit   cards   but   bring   plenty   of   funds   just   in   case. There   will   be   an   ATM   onsite   courtesy   of   First   State Bank.
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Marathon    is    a    10-mile-long    family-oriented    island community   conveniently   situated   in   the   middle   of   the Keys   island   chain,   comprised   mainly   of   Vaca   Key,   Fat Deer Key and Grassy Key. Residents,    snowbirds    and    visitors    enjoy    Marathon's fishing    heritage,    an    old-Keys    lifestyle    and    seafaring traditions,      a      theme      celebrated      in      the      area's accommodations,   such   as   private   waterfront   vacation homes,    small    hotels,    beachside    inns    and    tropical, family-style   resorts;   and   annual   seafood   festivals   and waterside   restaurants   that   harvest   fresh   fish,   lobster and stone crab claws f rom local waters. Places to Stay Things to do Interac tive Maps

ARTISTS/VENDORS

Q: What kind of artists/vendors do you accept? A:   Here’s   what   we   don’t   accept:   Any   buy/sell   or   mass produced   merchandise;   items   not   wholly   made   by   the artist;      general      vendors      who      are      not      artists, fundraising   groups.   We   offer   a   limited   number   of   food booths    at    our    discretion.    Reenactors,    story    tellers, period    entertainment,    free    kid’s    activities,    marine exhibits,   etc.   will   all   be   considered   on   a   case   basis   if it’s   deemed   to   enhance   the   event   and   may   be   offered space at no charge. Q: How does an artist get into the show? A:    Review    the    guidelines    here .    Basically    each    artist submits   an   application,   jury   fee,   booth   space   fees   and digital    photos    of    their    work.    A    jury    decides    who    is accepted based on quality and balance of the show.
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Live Art created and auctioned at 11 am and 2 pm daily! Kid’s art mural, autographs and official merchandise, too!
Lu Restrepo | John and Karen Wolfe | Patty Ivey | Bruce and Sherry Popham  |Edwin Rice | Jim Rhyne | Riet Steinmetz | David and Mary Rice | Peggy Bielik |  Riet Steinmetz | Robert & Melania Frentzel
LEARN AND PLAY-Other Lisa Lee Artist-Oil / Acrylic Liz Montgomery Photo Art- Photography Megan McCook-Oil / Acrylic Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery- Watercolor Mona Keys Jewelry-Glass Noel Skiba-Oil / Acrylic Paula Leftwich-Oil / Acrylic Perry H. Hodies Photography- Photography Peters Renditions-Graphics / Drawings Phoenix Creative Metal-Sculpture Renee Key West-Oil / Acrylic Richter Fine Art-Photography Robert Wessel-Pottery Shanty Chic Beads-Jewelry Silk du jour-Fine Craft Silver Moon Studio-Jewelry Sumthin' Fishy-Graphics / Drawings Terry Peddle Corcoran-Oil / Acrylic The Inlay Artist-Jewelry The Silver Grouper-Jewelry Tim Rahn Photography-Photography tmetalman-Metalwork touch of key west photography-Photography Tree frog -Wood Tropical Wood Expressions-Fiber TwistedDimensionsArt.Com-Mixed Media Unique Pewter-Jewelry William Cantwell-Graphics / Drawings You'll Love It-Fine Craft
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NAVIGATION
CONTACT Jill Snodgrass, Festival Director pkartfestival@gmail.com | 573.680.5468 Denise Decrow, Festival Chair Pigeon Key Foundation PO Box 510264 Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 www.pigeonkeyartfestival.com

ART SHOW

ICONIC ISLAND & BRIDGE POPULAR SUBJECT Artists   flock   to   the   island   from   around   the   world   to capture    the    beauty    and    tranquility    through    brush strokes   and   lenses,   so   it   was   only   fitting   to   create   a festival     around     this.     22     years     later     this     event continues    to    evolve,    offering    many    artists    with    a variety    of    creative    disciplines    the    opportunity    to showcase   their   original   works   for   you   to   purchase and admire for years to come. Each   festival,   a   feature   artist   is   selected   to   provide   a custom   piece   that   is   used   in   a   commemorative   high quality    poster    and    reproduced    on    fun    souvenir    t- shirts. Mee t this year’s artist, Carly Mejeure
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HISTORY

PIGEON KEY ESTABLISHED IN 1908 Pigeon   Key   is   a   five-acre   island   located   2.3   miles   west of   Marathon.   It   is   connected   to   the   mainland   by   a bridge   originally   built   by   Henry   Flagler   for   his   Florida East   Coast   Railway.   From   1908   to   1935,   Pigeon   Key served    as    a    construction    and    maintenance    base camp. In   1992,   the   Pigeon   Key   Foundation   was   formed   as   a joint       venture       between       the       Monroe       County Environmental    Education    Task    Force    and    the    Mote Marine   Laboratory   of   Sarasota,   Florida,   and   a   30-year lease     was     granted.     Currently     the     Pigeon     Key Foundation   is   restoring   the   historic   island,   operating a   museum,   conducting   guided   tours   and   providing   a center   for   marine   science   research   and   education.   All funds     raised     during     the     festival     go     directly     to furthering   the   efforts   of   the   not-for-profit   Pigeon   Key Foundation.  Learn more about Pigeon Key

thank you

FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, this two-day juried event attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe.  The festival took place February 6 & 7 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offered more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine, live art and auction by preeminent celebrity marine life artist, Wyland. New this year was historical elements, period entertainment and educational programming highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important preservation, research and marine biology projects. We hope you’ll make plans to join us in this celebration of art, history and community next year February 4 & 5. Admission is only $7 for both days (and no charge for kids 12 and under). Every dime stays local to help the Foundation carry out its mission to promote and preserve History, Education and Research.   A Big Show for A tiny Island
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Wyland Art, Community, Conservation Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped. Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation. Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands. The enormous extent of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation. He is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries. DON’T MISS WYLAND AT THE PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL DRAWING LIVE AND YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A ONE-OF-A- KIND ORIGINAL!

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Marathon    is    a    10-mile-long    family-oriented    island community   conveniently   situated   in   the   middle   of   the Keys   island   chain,   comprised   mainly   of   Vaca   Key,   Fat Deer Key and Grassy Key. Residents,    snowbirds    and    visitors    enjoy    Marathon's fishing    heritage,    an    old-Keys    lifestyle    and    seafaring traditions,      a      theme      celebrated      in      the      area's accommodations,   such   as   private   waterfront   vacation homes,    small    hotels,    beachside    inns    and    tropical, family-style   resorts;   and   annual   seafood   festivals   and waterside   restaurants   that   harvest   fresh   fish,   lobster and stone crab claws fro m local waters. Places to Stay Things to do Interactive Maps

FESTIVAL

Q:   How   do   we   get   to   the   island,   Pigeon   Key,   for   the show? A:    You    don’t!    The    Festival    was    moved    to    Marathon Community   Park   several   years   ago   when   the   ramp leading     to     the     island     became     unstable.     We     do, however,   encourage   you   to   visit   the   island   by   taking one   of   our   tours.   Your   Art   Festival   admission   entiitles you   to   one   half   price   ticket   on   our   daily   ferry.   For more info visit www.pigeonkey.net . Q: Is this a family-friendly event? A:   Yes.   Kids   12   and   under   are   free   so   bring   the   whole family. There will be a little something for everyone. Q: What kind of activities will there be for kids? A:   Expect   several   hands-on   exhibits   like   the   marine touch     tank,     fun     learning     opportunities     and     art creation     stations.     Activities     by     Dolphin     Research Center,     The     Turtle     Hospital,     Marathon     Wild     Bird Center     @     Crane     Point     Hammock,     Florida     Keys Aquarium      Encounters,      Florida      Keys      Community College;     face     painting     by     Jennifer     Montgomery Artwork   and   hands-on   art   projects   by   Stanley   Switlik Ele mentary            School            art department,      The      World Famous    Blue    Flamingo Cafe     Paint     and     Sip Gallery      and      Wyland Foundation.   It's   a   great time   to   be   a   Pigeon   Key Kid! Q: Will there be entertainment? A:   Each   day   will   have   a   full   schedule   of   educational talks,    historical    information,    period    entertainment and    music    along    with    painting    demonstration.    Of course   don’t   miss   the   Wyland   drawing   live   daily   at   11 am   and   2   pm   with   your   chance   to   bid   on   his   one-of-a- kind art. Q: Where should we park? A:   Free   parking   is   available   but   somewhat   limited   at the     park.     There     will     be     free     parking     at     Switlik Elementary   in   the   east   end   of   the   school   parking   lot which    can    be    accessed    only    from    35th    street    gulf. There    are    some    ‘paid’    lots    but    they    are    in    no    way associated   with   Pigeon   Key   and   we   receive   none   of those funds. Q: Will there be food? A:   Yes.   Expect   Greek,   fish,   funnel   cakes,   lemonade,   hot dogs   and   burgers   and   a   few   other   surprises.   See   the full list HERE Q: Will there be adult beverages? A:   Yes.   Our   beer   and   wine   garden   will   feature   a   variety from      Stiegl      Brewing,      Islamorada      Brewing      and Southern Wine & Spirits. See the full list HERE . Q: Will I need cash? A:    Entry    into    the    festival,    auction    tickets    and    the concessions   will   be   cash   only.   Many   of   the   artists   will take   credit   cards   but   bring   plenty   of   funds   just   in   case. There   will   be   an   ATM   onsite   courtesy   of   First   State Bank.
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ARTISTS/VENDORS

Q: What kind of artists/vendors do you accept? A:   Here’s   what   we   don’t   accept:   Any   buy/sell   or   mass produced   merchandise;   items   not   wholly   made   by   the artist;      general      vendors      who      are      not      artists, fundraising   groups.   We   offer   a   limited   number   of   food booths    at    our    discretion.    Reenactors,    story    tellers, period    entertainment,    free    kid’s    activities,    marine exhibits,   etc.   will   all   be   considered   on   a   case   basis   if it’s   deemed   to   enhance   the   event   and   may   be   offered space at no charge. Q: How does an artist get into the show? A:    Review    the    guidelines    here .    Basically    each    artist submits   an   application,   jury   fee,   booth   space   fees   and digital    photos    of    their    work.    A    jury    decides    who    is accepted based on quality and balance of the show.
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