Monday, June 30, 2014

Results of the 9th Annual Art Show at the Library
There were 41 artists, and 77 pieces of art in the show
Category A painting
                First place: Wally Reichert “ Downtown”
                Second placed: John Rice “French Quarter”
                Third place: Martha Escobar “Keys Cottage”
                Fourth Place: Jim Whiteside “ Egret with Palm Trees”
Category B Pencil
                First Place : Jeffrey Smart Baisden “Castaway”
                Second place: Suzanne Marcil  “Zelette”
                Third  place : Chris Flanagin “ Silent partner”
Category C Photography
                First Place : Herb Ellis “Tree scar”
                Second Place : Vickie Duncan “Dropping in Pagosa Springs”
                Third Place : Don Brecqaue : “ Garden of gods”
Category D Sculpture and Creative Arts
                First Place : Del Porter “ 18th Century Style Table”
                Second Place : Ann Opgenorth  “Rainy Day Sisters”
                Third Place: Soni Fine “Butterflies”

 Honorable Mention
                Marie Brown “ King of Coop”
                Judith Adams “Columbia County Historical Society”
                Lori Norris “Indiana 1952”
                John Stokes “Lair of Levithian”
                Jeanne Van Arsdall “ Don’t Talk Back”
                Carol Cieslik “ Roadside Treats”
                Jane Copp “ Rawlings Home – Cross Creek”
                Joseph Surento “Ta Tu”
                Katrina Browning “Watercolor Sunrise”

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Our location at 461 SW Main Blvd. is closed and our new location will be opening May 31st. 

Our Grand Opening will be on May 31, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We will have live music at the Gazebo from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The band is called Pure Vintage, and they're local guys who do 50s kind of music. R. L. Lewis will be painting from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Gallery.

We will provide tickets for food and drink for $5.00 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be drawing at 4:00 p.m on a painting.

Cant wait to see the new location complete!!!!! Make sure you come down and bring your family and friends!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

JANUARY 17th from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM

Monday, November 4, 2013

      Gateway Art Gallery Sidewalk Sale - NOV 9th
461 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

First Annual Sidewalk Sale
Items will include original art, prints, photography, nice books, Christmas ornaments and decorations and lots of other really neat gifts.  This is a perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early and visit Lake City’s new Art Gallery!!!!  

Artist of the Month for November/December

Ray Carson:  Photographer 


Ray Carson is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. His career began in college where he worked as a writer, photographer and editor with the Daily Utah Chronicle. After graduating with a degree in photojournalism and history, he continued his career in a variety of photographic fields including, commercial product, wedding, portrait, news, editorial and fine art. He is presently the supervisor and chief staff photographer for University Relations News Bureau at the University of Florida, as well as a freelance commercial, editorial and fine art photographer. His photographs have appeared in numerous regional and international magazines, over 50 newspapers and with the Associated Press. In addition to his commercial and editorial work, he also specializes in photography of historical sites, artifacts and historical reenactments in the United States. 
Ray is also a hand colorist whose fine art photography has been exhibited in galleries in Utah, Florida, New York and North Carolina. His hand colored images start as black and white photographs, which are then colored with a variety of different mediums including oil paint, colored pencils and watercolor dyes. In addition to the hand colored photography, Ray’s regular fine art photography has been featured in over 30 exhibits and shows. 
He is the author/photographer of “The Civil War Soldier - A Photographic Journey” published by Stackpole Books and republished by Random House. The book chronicles the experiences and lifestyle of the average Civil War soldier using quotes from original soldiers’ diaries and memoirs. It features over 120 black and white and hand colored photographs taken by Ray over a period of ten years at historical reenactments throughout the United States. Ray was the principal photographer for the book “Gainesville: Alive With Opportunity” which features over 100 of his photographs of the north Florida area. He also was the co-photographer for the book “Palm and Pines.” His photography has been featured in seven additional books by various authors. 
Additional examples of his work can be viewed at his web site:



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Another one of our many Talented Artistis: Roy Erickson. One the websites from a member of the ALNF. You will find some really fine art digital abstracts as well as photographs from the area and from his travels.
Roy, more often referred to as 'rd', that's a little r and a little d, is a native Floridian. rd began his creative life when still quite young with a good ability to draw. He got his first 'good' camera in 1964 and quickly learned to compose his photo's. In early 1980 he took up painting with watercolors and was quite successful in California and North Carolina. He has many watercolors in collections throughout the United States, primarily in those two states, as well as Florida, Texas, Washington, Colorado and Ohio. rd holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from the College of Fine Arts, University of Florida. Then about 2000 he purchased his first digital camera, and as is often said, 'the rest is history', especially with the continued improvement of digital SLR and storage quality of images when taken.