At each of the six participating locations Sept. 14, art lovers received a passport stamp symbolizing their attendance. After each visit, the passport was stamped, enabling the visitor to become eligible for a drawing of gift baskets from each of the venues: The Green Boutique, Orange Home Accessories, Pottery Patch, Beaux Arts Gallery, Sketch and Sip, The Bead Boutique and Center Place (see list below).
- For more, view photos at 2013 Gallery Hop, Artworks Awards
On sale at the gallery were hand-painted garden pots crafted by members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts, as a fundraiser for children's programs and art classes at Center Place. Pots that were not exchanged in the silent auction will be availabel for fundraiser bidding at the league's third annual Indoor Outdoor Art Fest, at Center Place on Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Among the works displayed in the Mook Art Gallery are the 2013 Artworks award-winning pieces from five artists, who were announced and given awards Sept. 14 at the gallery. This year's winners:
- First Place — Kathy Dardin, watercolor, "Facing the Rising Sun"
- Second Place — Anne Drewry, mixed-media, "Pierrot et Pierrette dansant"
- Third Place — Donna Morrison, watercolor, "The Joanne"
- Honorable Mention — James McCarthy, oil, "Garden in the Valley of Clinging Vines"
- Honorable Mention — Judith Baizan, pastel, "Sport"
Gallery Hop Locations
- The Green Boutique, at Plaza Bella, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave. Call: 813-685-9494.
- Orange Home Accessories, at Plaza Bella, 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. Call: 813-681-8686.
- Pottery Patch (a paint-your-own pottery studio), 2551 East State Road 60, Valrico. Call: 813-643-0014.
- Beaux Arts Gallery, in the Times Building at Winthrop Town Centre, 11252 Winthrop Main St., Riverview. Call: 813-438-3844.
- Sketch and Sip, in the Times Building at Winthrop Town Centre, 11248 Winthrop Main St., Riverview. Call: 813-263-4576.
- The Bead Boutique, in the La Viva Plaza, 704 West Lumsden Road. Call: 813-662-9900. "Make your own piece of jewelry to take with you."
- Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Call: 813-685-8888. Call: 813-685-8888.
Gallery Hop Program
The Bead Boutique
- Make your own piece of jewelry to take with you.
- Musical entertainment by John Marc on the cello.
- 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Roxanne Tobaison, watercolor
- 11 a.m. to noon — Doreen Donovan, watercolor
- Noon to 1 p.m. — Sue Allen, watercolor
- 1 to 2 p.m. — Bonnie Phillips, water soluble oil
- 2 to 3 p.m. — Roxanne Tobaison, watercolor
- 3 to 4 p.m. — Artist to be announced
- Dichroic jewelry-making with Beth Kauffman (minimal fee)
- Paint an ornament.
- Make and take your own painting.
- 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Artworks Open Show 2013
- 6 p.m. — Awards presented for Artworks
- Drawing for the baskets from the venues. You must have a stamp from all six venues to be eligible for the drawing. Each location has a "passport" on which you can collect those stamps.
- Silent auction for pots decorated by members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts.