February 29th & March 1st, 2020

Art Show Hours: Saturday 10-7:30pm & Sunday 10-5:00pm

Beautiful Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte located
in Altamonte Springs, FL

2020 Artist Applications are now available on Zapp!

 

Limited to 145 carefully juried artists from across the USA

 

  • Booth Fee: $300; $30 application fee

  • Electric is available for $20 limited locations (Booth Locations: 32 -144)

  • Art Awards present by independent judges

  • Drive up load-in and load-out at; free adjacent parking, overnight security

  • Sunday morning artist brunch

  • Highest household buying income in the region

  • Major advertising and promotion: TV, newspaper, radio, social media

  • World-class entertainment/high public attendance

  • Abundant, affordable accommodations and restaurants


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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:

Uptownartexpo@gmail.com or call 407-592-0002

 
 

2020 Art Awards

Our judging team will consist of two independent judges.   
Awards are presented solely at the discretion of the judges and will be presented at the winning artists’ booths at about 5pm on Saturday.

(1) $2,020 – Best of Show
(2) $1,000 – Awards of Excellence

(2) $750 – Judges Choice Award
(5) $400 – Awards of Distinction

 
 

Meet our 2020 Uptown Art Expo Judges


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David Fithian
www.fithianart.com

David Fithian grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida and was surrounded by artists and creative people from an early age.  Beginning in 1967 he studied at the Art Students League in Woodstock, New York and then the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the early 1970’s.  While still an art student he worked in several Philadelphia galleries and learned archival framing along the way. From 1974 to 1980 he was head of the Graphics Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  Although Fithian’s main focus has always been on painting and drawing, many years were spent as a fine arts and commercial photographer. He taught photography at the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida and conducted a watercolor class at the Maitland Art Center in Maitland, Florida from 1982 to 1990.  In the 1990’s he lived in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and was a special features writer for the local newspaper and continued to teach and conduct workshops.  As a practicing artist from art school days to the present there has been an unbroken connection to painting, including participating in numerous juried and one person exhibitions.

 In 2000 Fithian returned to Florida and opened a fine art gallery. Now as Curator of Art and Exhibitions at the Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida since 2001 this accrued fine arts experience has proved invaluable.


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Barbara Tiffany
www.barbaratiffany.com

An artist her entire life, Barbara Tiffany joined the Crealdé faculty in 2012 and serves in multiple capacities. She managed the Painting & Drawing program until the end of 2018, teaches adult classes and workshops, and serves as curator for the school’s gallery exhibitions. After a long commercial art career, she devoted herself to her painting in 1982. Her studies in classical painting were strongly influenced by her mentor, the late Maury Hurt, at the former Maitland Art Center, where she was an instructor and maintained a studio for many years.

Tiffany’s paintings explore a wide range of subjects. Her goal is to convey to the viewer a sense of participating wonder, leading to unexpected observations, either through extreme realism or abstraction. She is always looking for new inspiration with any subject.

Raised in Central Florida, Tiffany says she always loved art and nature, and knew from a very early age that art would be a big part of her future. She started her career as a commercial artist, but says she always found time to draw. In 1980, she entered her work into art festivals, exhibitions and competitions throughout the state and on a national level, winning awards along the way. Tiffany’s early works were exclusively graphite and colored pencil.

In 1986, private lessons with legendary Central Florida painter Maury Hurt taught her the classical approach to painting, while introducing the effects of light. The mentorship dramatically changed her work and influenced her own approach, when she started teaching in 1984. A popular instructor and a mentor, she is sought-after for her compassion and sensitivity.

Tiffany’s work is included in many public collections including the University of Central Florida, Orlando City Hall, the Maitland Art Center, Radford University Art Museum (Virginia), Texas A&M University, as well as private collections. She continues to gather awards at juried competitions, and her work is solicited for state, national and international collections and exhibitions. She is the recipient of several United Arts of Central Florida Individual Artist Recognition Awards.