Upcoming Shows/Events

Indian River Bird and Nature art show

October 11-13, 2019

  • Artists - Application for the 2019 PIPS Indian River Nature and Bird Art Show

  • Applications due by October 4th

  • Art due on Friday, October 11th between 9:00 and 12:00

  • Have Art Piece ready to hang

  • Plein Air artist will paint Friday at either the Sebastian River Art Club area (on the river) or at the Pelican Island Refuge off AIA.

  • Art is due by 5:00 pm and ready to hang.

  • There will be a reception for the art show Friday evening 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

  • Winners will be announced at the reception





The 4th Indian River Bird and Nature art show

held the end of National Wildlife Refuge Week

During the 4th annual show was a Florida Scrub Jay tour with Jane Schnee and a keynote speech with Missi Hatfield, a past Pelican Island Wildlife Refuge director

Sebastian River Art Club (SRAC) was the hosting site this year. There were 100 entries in 4 areas: 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional, Photography & Plein Air; 35 more than in years past.



Best of Show

Toni Hill with her digital watercolor


1st place  Carol Hansen with Happy Birth Day 

2nd place Photography Jody Rawley with Youth Views of the World 

3rd place Jim Kalupa Just Hanging Out

2 Dimensional

1st place  Vicky Lada with Front Yard IR Lagoon

2nd Place Barbara Landry Sweet Treats

3rd Place  Pam Webb Osprey Landing

3 Dimensional

1st Place  Lorrie Goss with Nurturing Family

2nd Place Patricia Ligurori with Ocean Bound

3rd Place  Annie Talley with Red Tide Tsunami

Plein Air (painted Friday)

1st Place Vicky Lada 

​Honorable Mention included:

Mary Ann Hall

Gail Dolphin

Richard Gillmor

Anne Malsbury



Pelican Island Preservation Society (PIPS) is the recipient of the funds which amounted to a gross of $2100. Two major pieces sold of which the organization receives 25% and the SRCA receives 5%. The partnership with the SRAC has turned out to be awesome. We hope to continue this partnership in years to come. 

Visit www.firstrefuge.org for more information on the Pelican Island Preservation Society

         Toni and Chuck Hill with the Best of the Show                            Vicky Lada painting her 1st place Plein Air

Application, PIPS Indian River Nature and Bird Art Show

Sebastian River Art Club, Sebastian, Florida

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