PRLog - Jan. 24, 2013 - PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- When visiting a friend, artist Paul Seaman was moved to create a painting that would complement the atmosphere in a tropical home and make the viewer feel like they were standing on a beach. That was the inspiration behind Seaman’s vibrant and colorful painting Kelly’s Palm which has been selected as the official poster of this year’s ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival set for February 16-18 at Abacoa in Jupiter, Fla.
Kelly's Palm -- The Official Poster of 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival
Seaman, who is an art supply distributor representative and an art supply consultant, participated in ArtiGras’ emerging artists program last year and juried into ArtiGras this year. The native Floridian tries to paint at least once a week and credits his style of painting on his 25 year friendship with artist Joseph LaPierre, an extremely talented and popular artist who passed away in 2009 the same year he was selected as the ArtiGras poster artist.
Like LaPierre, Seaman works with a palette knife and heavy bodied paints which allow him to capture his love for Florida and Bahamian landscapes in a loose, vibrant and colorful way.
“My inspiration for my work comes from spending years boating and diving off the Florida shores and in the Bahamas, or exploring inshore paradises such as the Loxahatchee and The Everglades,”
The 2013 ArtiGras poster will be available for purchase online at www.artigras.org or in the ArtiGras Merchandise Booth at the festival. Seaman will be in the Merchandise Booth signing posters for patrons on Saturday, February 16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again on Monday, February 18 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Festival hours for ArtiGras are 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 16; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 17; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art along with activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, interactive art activities for all ages, a youth art competition and the opportunity to meet more than 300 of the top artists from around the world.
General admission tickets to ArtiGras are available online at http://www.artigras.org for the advance ticket price of $6. Advance tickets will also be available starting January 9, 2013, at the Gardens Mall (Information Desk), the Maltz Jupiter Theater, and Roger Dean Stadium. Admission at the gate is $10, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge.
For patrons who want to take their art experience to the next level, ArtiGras Patron Society memberships are available for as low as $100 for a single, $150 for a double and $300 for a family. In addition to being recognized in the ArtiGras Official Program, ArtiGras Patron Society members also enjoy VIP festival access and parking the entire weekend, VIP keepsake credentials, access to the VIP tent where they can partake in a gourmet lunches and complimentary beverages, a complimentary 2013 ArtiGras commemorative poster, invitations to special ArtiGras events including ArtiGras Kick Off Party Red, White & Zin and the exclusive “Meet the Artist” event at Lilly Pulitzer in the Gardens Mall.
For additional information, visit www.artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at (561) 748-3946.
About The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival is produced by The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose nearly 800 members represent all aspects of business and industry. Their continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on the development and retention of businesses, taking an active role in business, providing meaningful member services and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community.