ABOUT

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

Artists

A BIG SHOW FOR A TINY ISAND The critically acclaimed festival is named for Pigeon Key, a small island beneath the Old Seven Mile Bridge that housed workers constructing the Overseas Railway in the early 1900s. Proceeds of this show benefit the Pigeon Key Foundation whose mission focuses on history, education and research. The festival's participating artists and artisans are selected by a jury from a field of applicants representing a wide variety of disciplines from jewelry to pottery and water colors to wood turning. A portion of the work is required to fit a tropical theme, and a special effort is made to bring in artists who have never before shown their work at the festival. Deadline for the 1st round of applications to submit to the jury and early bird pricing is August 30. Second round deadline will be October 31. After November 1 applications will be accepted and juried on a space availability basis.
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Volunteers

INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME Volunteers are needed to be a part of the team at the Pigeon Key Art Festival on February 1, 2 & 3, 2019. The Festival, now in its 25th year, is a nationally recognized outdoor fine arts festival and features and artist reception plus two fun filled days of fine art, food, festivities, and most of all, fun! Volunteers for the Pigeon Key Art Festival are from many different backgrounds. It’s a great event for couples and individuals to meet new people. No specific experience is necessary, only enthusiasm! Every volunteer will receive a Pigeon Key Art Festival Volunteer T-shirt (one per volunteer) and Free Admission for working at the Festival A volunteer meeting will be held Tuesday, January 29th at 5:30 pm at the Firehouse in Marathon.

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. 25 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 the 2018 artist featured in this year’s promotion, Jessica Ann Cecil, Jessica Ann Art

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

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EDUCATION

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 25 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
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FOR THE 25th ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL A Big Show for A tiny Island Marathon Community Park mm 49 [the show is NOT on Pigeon Key Island, the bridge is closed for repairs]

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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 . (restrictions apply) 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. We have a community mural with coaching by legendary marine artist Carey Chen and activities by Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital, and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, to neame a few. It's a great time to be a Pigeon Key Kid! Q: Will there be entertainment? A: Each day will have educational talks and historical information along with painting demonstration and live art. We also have Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band in concert Friday evening after the booths close. It’s free with your admission to the festival! Lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No outside food/drink, please 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 on Saturday which can be accessed only from 35th street gulf. There are some ‘paid’ lots but they are in not associated with Pigeon Key and we receive none of those funds. Q: Will there be food? A: Yes, of course. Ice Cream, Lemonade, Fruit Smoothies, Italian Ice, Bubble Tea, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake, Crepes, Gyro, French Fries, Souvlaki, Arepas, Fresh seafood on a stick, sandwhiches, & platters, grilled chicken and steak wraps, Salad, Stir fry, Pepsi products and more. Q: Will there be adult beverages? A: Yes. Our beer and wine garden in 2017 featured a variety from Stiegl Brewing, Florida Keys Brewing and several varieties of wine. New this year Key West First Legal Rum will have Rum Ritas and frozen Rum Runners. 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. Q: Can I bring my dog? A: Sorry but pets are not allowed at the park during special events. This is a park rule.

LODGING

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 from local waters. Places to Stay Things to do Interactive 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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THANK YOU SUPPORTERS!

FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL A Big Show for A tiny Island
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Tuesday, January 29 5:30 PM All Volunteer Meeting @ the Firehouse Presentation and questions answered Credentials distribution Friday, February 1 8 am – 6:00 pm Artist check-in and set-up Saturday, February 2 7 am Event set-up Continental breakfast for artists 10 am – 5 pm FESTIVAL $7 two-day entry fee per person, and free to 12 and under Fine artists & artisans Pigeon Key Historical & Educational exhibition area Community Partner exhibits Artist Raffle Beer & Wine garden Ongoing Entertainment & Interactive Activities 5:00 pm Fine Art Auction Preview 6 pm - 9 pm Live Entertainment: Enjoy a lively evening at the bandshell featuring Chain Reaction: Tribute to Journey family friendly | lawn chairs/blankets | concessions open, beer & wine FREE with festival admission 7:00 pm Live Art Auction Fundraiser featuring work by preimient marine life artists Sunday, February 3 7 am Event set-up Continental breakfast for artists 10 am – 4 pm FESTIVAL $7 entry fee per person, free to 12 and under Fine artists & artisans Pigeon Key Historical & Educational exhibition area Community Partner exhibits Artist Raffle Beer & Wine garden Ongoing Entertainment & Interactive Activities 4 pm Festival breakdown and clean up Artist load-out
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2019 Artists (subject to change)

2 Fish 2 Fun allforkedupart Anne Wooster & Steven Peaslee Impressions AV Originals Ayala Creations Cadman & Cummins Studios Colls Fine Art Photography DAFNI Greek Gourmet Dancing Spiral Woodturning Deep Rock Mining Co. Dianthus Miami Don Lake Treasure Boxes Dreamstrokes Art Dry Dock Art Eugene Leather Works Exclusivos Fossil Lamps Grace Photographics Impression J Parris Art Jessica Ann Art Josh Price Julie Goodin Mixed Media Just Mine keleriartstudio Laguna Blue Art Jewelry Lavender Blue Elevated Gardens Linda Reitz LIVIN
Marion Artwork Martin Fine Art Michelle Nicole Lowe MindWorks Inc. Morris Johnson Nancy Reyna Fine Art Nautical Sand Sculptures Noel Skiba Perry H. Hodies Photography Ray Jones Woodcrafts Reflections in Glass RikoTiki Silk Gypsies Splash Soap Company Stained Glass & Mosaics Sumthin' Fishy Sunshiners The Silver Grouper The Wildlife Art Studio of Peter R. Gerbert Theresa Kalvaitis Fine Art Photography Thomas Wagner Photography Tim Rahn Photography Touch of Key West Photograhy Treasures From The Sea TwistedDimensionsArt.Com U. P. Designs Studios Van Leishout Art Vodka Bacon Studios William Cantwell Fine Art
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Need a ride? Key West Transit Website If you need a ride north to the show (City of Key West and Marathon to Key West) Features include Interactive: Live Map, Arrival Times, Announcements, Mobile, Alerts, Text Only, and Bus Schedule Miami-Dade Transit Dade-Monroe Express f you need a ride south to the show (Florida City to Marathon including stops in Key Largo, Islamorada, etc.) Features Include: PDF Map, Route Schedules, and Connecting Bus Routes Up the Keys Tour Call them for more info. Call (305) 587-5575 Uber is available in Marathon!
At the Show you’ll find artists exhibiting in the following categories: Contemporary Fine Craft Culinary Digital Art Fiber Glass Graphics / Drawings Jewelry Metalwork Mixed Media New Media Other Painting: Oil/Acrylic Painting: Watercolor Pastels Photography Pottery/Ceramics Printmaking Sculpture Wood

2019 Schedule of Events

2019 FOOD APPLICATION
FURNITURE AND

welcome

TO THE 25th 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 takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offers more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine, live art and auction by a preeminent celebrity artists. Enjoy historical elements, entertainment, children’s activities 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. 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
2019 ARTIST APPLICATION
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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. 25 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 the 2018 artist featured in this year’s promotion, Jessica Ann Cecil, Jessica Ann Art

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

welcome

TO THE 25th 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 takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 2 & 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offers more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine, live art and auction by a preeminent celebrity artists. Enjoy historical elements, entertainment, children’s activities 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. 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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ABOUT

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Get Involved

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location

FOR THE 25th ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL A Big Show for A tiny Island Marathon Community Park mm 49 [the show is NOT on Pigeon Key Island, the bridge is closed for repairs]

FAQ

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LODGING

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 . (restrictions apply) 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. We have a community mural with coaching by legendary marine artist Carey Chen and activities by Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital, and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, to neame a few. It's a great time to be a Pigeon Key Kid! Q: Will there be entertainment? A: Each day will have educational talks and historical information along with painting demonstration and live art. We also have Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 band in concert Friday evening after the booths close. It’s free with your admission to the festival! Lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No outside food/drink, please 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 on Saturday which can be accessed only from 35th street gulf. There are some ‘paid’ lots but they are in not associated with Pigeon Key and we receive none of those funds. Q: Will there be food? A: Yes, of course. Ice Cream, Lemonade, Fruit Smoothies, Italian Ice, Bubble Tea, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cake, Crepes, Gyro, French Fries, Souvlaki, Arepas, Fresh seafood on a stick, sandwhiches, & platters, grilled chicken and steak wraps, Salad, Stir fry, Pepsi products and more. Q: Will there be adult beverages? A: Yes. Our beer and wine garden in 2017 featured a variety from Stiegl Brewing, Florida Keys Brewing and several varieties of wine. New this year Key West First Legal Rum will have Rum Ritas and frozen Rum Runners. 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. Q: Can I bring my dog? A: Sorry but pets are not allowed at the park during special events. This is a park rule.

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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THANK YOU SUPPORTERS!

FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL A Big Show for A tiny Island
Visit our Community Partners at the Festival
V V FURNITURE AND Pigeon Key Art Festival a Big Show for a Tiny Island V  V  February 2nd & 3rd 2019
Tuesday, January 29 5:30 PM All Volunteer Meeting @ the Firehouse Presentation and questions answered Credentials distribution Friday, February 1 8 am – 6:00 pm Artist check-in and set-up Saturday, February 2 7 am Event set-up Continental breakfast for artists 10 am – 5 pm FESTIVAL $7 two-day entry fee per person, and free to 12 and under Fine artists & artisans Pigeon Key Historical & Educational exhibition area Community Partner exhibits Artist Raffle Beer & Wine garden Ongoing Entertainment & Interactive Activities 5:00 pm Fine Art Auction Preview 6 pm - 9 pm Live Entertainment: Enjoy a lively evening at the bandshell featuring Chain Reaction: Tribute to Journey family friendly | lawn chairs/blankets | concessions open, beer & wine FREE with festival admission 7:00 pm Live Art Auction Fundraiser featuring work by preimient marine life artists Sunday, February 3 7 am Event set-up Continental breakfast for artists 10 am – 4 pm FESTIVAL $7 entry fee per person, free to 12 and under Fine artists & artisans Pigeon Key Historical & Educational exhibition area Community Partner exhibits Artist Raffle Beer & Wine garden Ongoing Entertainment & Interactive Activities 4 pm Festival breakdown and clean up Artist load-out
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2019 Schedule of Events

Aargh Golf Carts
PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL
PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL