Friday, February 10, 2017

Replica of Shotgun House on Temporary Display in Mayor’s Office

Replica of Historic Apalachicola Shotgun House created by Peter Buzier

On temporary display in the office of Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson is a replica of a Historic Apalachicola Shotgun House created by local resident Peter Buzier, that’s soon to be part of the PEARLS exhibition and auction scheduled for April at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, Florida.

PEARLS (Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola’s Rich Legacy of Shotguns) has planned a month long, city-wide, multi-venue event for April.  The mission of PEARLS is to be a catalyst to preserve Apalachicola’s historic housing through the celebration of art and record.

Inside View

The PEARLS committee invite you, the artist, to submit for exhibition and sale your works of oil paintings, drawings, pastels, watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculpture of any medium, glass, wood working or photography.  The committee request a theme that brings an awareness of the shotgun houses and the role they played culturally in the city’s history, particularly as the city of Apalachicola seeks to create affordable housing for all citizens.
Artists must have all works framed or ready for display by Wednesday, ​March​ ​0​8, 2017.

The art must be delivered to The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, March 29 from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.  If alternative display options or arrangements are needed, please notify Paulette Moss at 855-272-5224 or  The PEARLS exhibition will celebrate with an opening reception, Saturday, April 01, 2017 and end with a closing reception and auction on Saturday, April 29.

All art sales proceeds will be held in a not for profit fund, dedicated to securing funds to restore and renovate shotgun houses, until the end of the exhibit.  After the sales reconciliation, The PEARLS committee will pay each artist 50% on any sales of your art work.  The committee will also accept any art work as a tax deductible donation.

Although extreme care will be taken with all works of art, the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art cannot be responsible for work in transient to or from the exhibition. The utmost care will also be taken during the exhibition.  By submitting art work denotes agreement to the terms and conditions as stated in the above information.

Permission to photograph all art work for publicity purposes shall be understood to be granted.  The PEARLS committee request no visitors take photographs of the art on exhibit without permission.