- Art Gallery
Enjoy the exhibits at The Adele Grage Gallery (716 Ocean Blvd.) with a featured monthly artist of photography or paintings of different mediums. Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12-1 pm).
If you are interested in exhibiting at our gallery, please click HERE for available months. Currently, we are booked through this year, and a couple of months are available in 2024.
Contact the Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-247-5828 for information.
MONTHLY FEATURED ARTIST @ ADELE GRAGE WILL BE ON EXHIBIT
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach
MAY ARTIST - ELLEN BUTLER
The Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 5-8 p.m.
Meet the Artist - Ellen Butler
Ellen Dale Butler is an artist living in Neptune Beach. She works in acrylics with palette knives.
Ellen worked in the travel industry for 45 years until her retirement in 2015. She joined a golf league. She volunteered. She dabbled in craft projects. But secretly she wanted to learn to paint. “I’m too old, she said to herself. It takes years to be any good.”
Finally, she admitted to friends and family that she was going to follow her long-time dream. With much encouragement, her fine-art journey began at age 70.
Ellen enrolled at UNF in courses for art technique and painting, but when the pandemic came along, she began taking online webinars.
After much experimentation, Ellen found her unique style and has been honing her skills since 2019. As a self-taught artist, she uses the palette knife as her primary tool for laying color on canvas. This creates a rich, textured effect in her nature- and coastal-themed paintings. Ellen brings landscapes, flowers, trees and beach subjects to life with a wonderful sense of color and bold composition. She continues to expand her artistic vision and looks forward to exploring new techniques.
Upcoming Art Exhibits:
February 2023 - Jessalyn Dattilo
March 2023 - Sally Paulson
April 2023 - Caitlyn Flynn
May 2023 - Ellen Butler
June 2023 - AITP Winners
July 2023 - Wendy Chase
August 2023 - Jim Cox
September 2023 - Fleet Landing Residents
October 2023 - Roseann Egidio
November 2023 - Katrina Griffith
December 2023 - Roland Gagnon