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TO THE 24th 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 Friday & Saturday, 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 artist. 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

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 3, 4, 5, 2017. The Festival, now in its 23rd 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

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.     23     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    2017    artist    featured    in    this    year’s promotion, Terri Lynn, Green Eyed Lady

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
A look at the 2017 Festival MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND THIS YEAR! More than 70 nationally recognized fine artists and craftspeople exhibited their artistry at the 23rd annual Pigeon Key Art Festival, Feb. 4-5, at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 Oceanside in Marathon.

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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 24th 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. Activities   by   Dolphin   Research   Center,   The Turtle      Hospital,      Marathon      Wild      Bird Center   @   Crane   Point   Hammock,   Florida Keys    Aquarium    Encounters,    Florida    Keys Community   College;   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   a   full   schedule   of   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 which    can    be    accessed    only    from    35th    street    gulf. There    are    some    ‘paid’    lots    but    they    are    in    no    way associated   with   Pigeon   Key   and   we   receive   none   of those funds. Q: Will there be food? A:    Yes,    of    course.    We    have    Greek,    funnel    cakes, lemonade,   hot   dogs   and   island   fare.   Who   knows   what this   year   will   bring   but   you   can   expect   it   to   be   fresh and good. 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. 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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GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY GOOD FOR BUSINESS Aligning   your   with   the   Pigeon   Key   Foundation   is not   only   good   for   the   community,   but   is   good   for your   business   as   well.   Your   association   with   the Key’s   most   honored   arts   festival   and   the   Pigeon Key   Foundation’s   signature   cultural   event   can   help reach      and      impact      educated,      affluent      and culturally-savvy      attendees      and      create      brand experiences   in   a   non-traditional   way.   Sponsorship packages    include    many    tangible    and    actionable rights    and    benefits    to    help    your    organization achieve   marketing   &   communications   objectives, underscore     community     commitment     &     social responsibility,   receive   positive   media   relations   & press     impressions     and     attract     customers     & generate leads. Download a payment form
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Tuesday, January 30 5:30 PM All Volunteer Meeting @ the Firehouse Presentation and questions answered Credentials distribution Thursday, February 1 8 am – 6:00 pm Artist check-in and set-up Friday, 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 6 pm - 9 pm Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 22 Band Enjoy a lively evening at the bandshell with their original Trop-Rock music - your soundtrack to the Keys lifestyle family friendly | lawn chairs/blankets | concessions open, beer, wine and rumrita’s FREE with festival admission Saturday, February 3 7 am Event set-up Continental breakfast for artists 10 am – 5 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 5 pm Festival breakdown and clean up Artist load-out
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2017 Artists

AER Photography – Photography Albritton Gallery – Jewelry Barbara Hess Baron – Painting: Oil/Acrylic BJ Royster – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Boho Naturals – Other/Aromatics, soaps Bone Island Originals – Wood Carly Mejeur – Painting: Watercolor Carol Rose Dean – Contemporary Fine Craft Charlestown Porcelain – Pottery/Ceramics Clay Tinney – Jewelry Col de Mar Sea Leather Accessories – Fiber Colls Fine Art Photography – Photography Coral Shores Ceramics – Pottery/Ceramics Danielle Perry Fine Art – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Darwin Morales Art – Sculpture Dave Delacruz – Mixed Media Deborah Buterbaugh Ceramics – Pottery/Ceramics Deep Rock Mining – Jewelry Don Lake Treasure Boxes – Wood Dutch Hill Pottery – Pottery/Ceramics Floating Leaf Tables - wood Fossil Lamps – Mixed Media Glass Garden – Jewelry Glenn Lewis Photography – Photography Green Eyed Lady – Digital Art Indigo Artwear – Fiber Jessica Ann Art – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Jim Parker Custom Knives – Metalwork Joy Hannan Designs Extraordinary Mermaids – Jewelry June Powell Designs – Glass Just Mine  – Jewelry Keleri Art Studio  – Painting: Oil/Acrylic
Laguna Blue Studios  - Jewelry Leatherworks  – Fiber Linda Weisberger – Mixed Media Liz Montgomery Photo Art  – Photography Martina Henderson  – Photography Megan McCook  – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Michelle Nicole Lowe  – Painting: Watercolor Molas4u.com  – Fiber Mojofolkart – Mixed Media Nautical Sand Sculptures  – Mixed Media Noel Skiba Painting  – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Paradise Pendants  – Jewelry Paula Leftwich Art  – Painting: Oil/Acrylic Peter’s Renditions  – Graphics/Drawings Regina Piantedosi Fine Art  – Mixed Media Rising Phoenix Glass  – Glass Serge Hung  – Jewelry Silk du Jour – Fiber Silver Moon Studio – Jewelry Splash Soap  – Other Sue Ayala  – Glass Sumthin’ Fishy  – Mixed Media Surf and Earth Designs  – Other The Inlay Artist – Jewelry The Silver Grouper  - Jewelry Thomas Wagner Photography  – Photography Tim Rahn Photography  – Photography Touch of Key West  – Photography Twisteddimensionsart.com  – Mixed Media Unique Pewter  – Mixed Media William Cantwell Fine Art  – Painting: Oil/Acrylic  
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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 See Facebook Event for tour informatin. 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

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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.     23     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    2017    artist    featured    in    this    year’s promotion, Terri Lynn, Green Eyed Lady

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 24th 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 Friday & Saturday, 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 artist. 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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FOR THE 24th 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.   Activities by    Dolphin    Research    Center,    The    Turtle    Hospital,    Marathon Wild    Bird    Center    @    Crane    Point    Hammock,    Florida    Keys Aquarium    Encounters,    Florida    Keys    Community    College;    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   a   full   schedule   of   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   which   can   be   accessed   only   from   35th street   gulf.   There   are   some   ‘paid’   lots   but   they   are   in   no   way associated    with    Pigeon    Key    and    we    receive    none    of    those funds. Q: Will there be food? A:   Yes,   of   course.   We   have   Greek,   funnel   cakes,   lemonade,   hot dogs   and   island   fare.   Who   knows   what   this   year   will   bring   but you can expect it to be fresh and good. 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. 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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