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Arts Annual 2022 – Artist Tours & Talks

November 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Arts Annual 2022 continues Friday with artist tours and talks throughout the day. These opportunities allow us to celebrate the artists in the Arts Coast while learning more about the artists and their processes.

Free to the public.

Below is the schedule for the artists’ talks.


Neverne Covington

Neverne Covington’s drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture explore childhood, language, landscape, memory, and the American south where she grew up. Her work has been exhibited at the Florida Museum for Women Artists, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Brevard Museum of Art, the State Capital and various venues throughout Florida and at the Museum of the South in Alabama. John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital commissioned her to create a twenty foot mural for their lobby in St. Petersburg, FL. She…… Read More


Patricia Kluwe Derderian

Arts Coast Galleries Artist Patricia Kluwe Derderian has always loved to draw, even the smell of her uncle’s colored pencils inspired her to major in architecture – since art was not an option in the little city where she was raised in Brazil. She has used her art to express her projects and ideas…. Read More


Jim Gigurtsis

Jim Gigurtsis was born in Crete, Greece and moved to England as a young adult. Jim moved to Seminole, Pinellas County from Europe in 2016. Jim Gigurtsis is an award winning multi-discipline artist. His work is internationally known and found in private and public collections. Jim’s preferred medium is oil painting but he also uses video and installation in order to reflect on different perspectives. Jim has taught art and facilitated many workshops, including with the Morean Arts Center. Jim’s…… Read More


Emily Lee Stehle/The Happiest Rabbit

Emily Lee Stehle is a mixed media fiber artist who has been three times an Emerging Artist. First with Florida CraftArt in 2017, second with the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in 2018 and 2021 for Creative Pinellas. She says she’ll never stop emerging as she sees inspiration every day for her art practice of transforming discards to fine craft art. An ever-evolving creative basket maker for more than 30 years Emily is known for weaving baskets out of non-conventional…… Read More

2:00pm Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival Panel Discussion*

Creative Pinellas is excited to share that the Tampa Bay Afrofuturism Festival will be presenting their first event of their three day event here at Creative Pinellas with “THE JOURNEY: The Future of Black Tampa Bay.”

“THE JOURNEY: The Future of Black Tampa Bay” panelists and moderator are:

  • Antonio Brown, Black Excellence Summit, Barbershop Bookclub/Central Station Barbershop & Grooming
  • Celeste Davis, Director of Arts, Culture, and Tourism for the City of St. Petersburg
  • Dr. Katurah Jenkins Hall, GRACE-Greater Reach Alliance of Counselors and Educators, LLC
  • Carl Lavender, Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
  • Judith Scully, law professor, co-founder of Stetson’s Innocence Project
  • Jake-ann Jones (Moderator)

Jake-ann Jones

Jake-ann Jones also works under the name J.A. Jones and J.A. Morton (she, her, hers), is the 2022 Creative Pinellas Artist Laureate, and author of the Black Classic Press release SometimesFarmgirls Become Revolutionaries: Notes on Black Power, Politics, Depression, and the FBI. She works extensively with community organizations through the SOW Fund at Pinellas Community Foundation, is part of the team at PinellasDiasporaArtsProject, writes for The Weekly Challenger Newspaper in St. Petersburg, FL, and lives between Clearwater, FL, and Harlem,…… Read More


Judy Vienneau

Judy Vienneau is a Professional Artist and Arts Administrator with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Since moving to Florida from Massachusetts in 1989, having worked previously in commercial graphic design and advertising for 10 years, Vienneau has been studying traditional sculptural techniques, and producing wire and mixed media sculpture. Vienneau has exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout Florida and the Northeast for the last thirty years. Her artwork is part of private and…… Read More


Christina Bertsos

Stone is inherently a beautiful medium. My intention and focus as a sculptor is to listen to the stone and to coax it into a moving expression of sensual form. In this timeless medium I find inspiration in everything from the classical figures of Ancient Greece to the abstract expressionists of modern times, as well as in exploring the symbolic role that form plays in both the mystical and natural world. For me, sculpture is a sacred dance – a…… Read More


Saumitra Chandratreya

Born 1990, Saumitra Chandratreya is a Fiber-Installation artist who lives in St. Petersburg, FL and Chicago, IL. He was born in Mumbai and Bangalore, India is his other home. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 with a Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment. He has a BFA in Textile Design from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. Chandratreya was awarded one of the Individual Artist Grants…… Read More


Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell is an international artist and painter of Conceptual Pop Art. As a PRATT grad, SVA alum, and former NYC advertising creative director, he has spent his entire career honing his visual communication skills…. Read More

*This panel conversation will be held at the auditorium at Creative Pinellas


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November 11, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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