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New Plum Gallery Pop Up Location

Exciting News!

Plum Gallery – New Pop Up Location at 212c Charlotte Street
Featuring: Worley Faver, Pottery and Paintings by Claire J Kendrick.

This intimate gallery space has been given a “Plum” transformation by artist and gallerist Karen Sheridan, owner of Plum Gallery at 10 Aviles Street.

Plum Pop Up Gallery – will be a permanent exhibition and studio space for Potter, Worley Faver. The gallery will invite and attract other artists and provide unique solo show opportunities for 2D artists in the heart of St. Augustine’s Downtown Art District. For the next few months, visual artist Claire J Kendrick will exhibit landscape and botanical paintings.

Faver and Kendrick are established artists with strong national and international followings. The award winning pair are exhibiting at Plum Pop Up Gallery to attract potential buyers and followers of their work to St. Augustine. They support the local art community and have always maintained a presence locally.

Worley Faver Studio Hours at Plum Pop UP:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Or by appointment +1 (904) 825-0069

Save the Date
Art Walk  – Dec 7th, 2018 (5-9 pm)

Art Walk – Jan 4th, 2019




#newventure #plumartgallery #plumpopupgallery #popuplocation #art #solo #exhibition #exciting #news #artnews #staugustinesocial #artwalk

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Installation, PublicityOctober 30, 20180 comments
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A Statement Gift for the Holidays – from Plum Gallery St Augustine, FL

Whether you’re saying “Happy Holidays” or “thank you”, for a stay in someone’s home, a creative thoughtful gift can leave a lasting impression. Here, I’ve selected  some favorite options.

This large scale oil painting is a statement and  is one of my latest paintings. Its a contemporary marsh painting full of color and energy. “Vibrant Marsh” 48×48 oil on canvas available through Plum Gallery, St Augustine. Contact Karen or Erica they advise both the novice and expert art enthusiast on purchasing art.
(904) 825-0069

Good things come in small packages, these two small paintings celebrate fun bright marsh living!

Summertime | 12×12 | oil and wax on canvas framed beautifully Available at Plum Gallery, St Augustine FL

Signals Breaking Up | 12×12 | oil and wax on canvas framed beautifully Available at Plum Gallery, St Augustine FL

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedDecember 11, 20170 comments
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St. Augustine, FL (Apr 28) – This weekend marks the home stretch of the citywide ST. AUGUSTINE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT, hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association. For almost two weeks, more than 50 artists from the Southeast have been creating paintings that reflect the architectural beauty of St. Augustine.

From dawn to midnight, passersby have found artists on location in and around the downtown area, off the beaten path in Lincolnville, in the Flagler Model Land Co. Neighborhood, at the Castillo de San Marcos, along the bay front and in far-flung parts of the city.

Selected works produced during the Paint Out will be featured in a juried exhibition entitled, “Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era,” May 5 thru 28, at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street.  Awards amounting to $2,500, including a $1,000 Best in Show prize will be announced May 7, at a  closing concert reception “Arias & Accolades,” featuring the First Coast Opera.

“This has been an incredible experience for the artists and our city,” said Elyse Brady, STAAA Executive Director.  “These talented and tenacious artists are continuing a legacy of working on location here that dates back centuries and their beautiful paintings reflect a genuine sense of joy and pride.”

In addition to their field work, artists attended numerous activities, including a painting demonstration by PBS Painting and Travel host, Roger Bansemer,a framing talk by Dan Hubley of St. Augustine Framing, an Art & Architecture Walking Tour led by Melissa Stuart and other presentations.  The event was made possible through a JoAnn Crisp-Ellert grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.

To view photos of the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out, log on to the Facebook page.  Or better yet, take a walk around town and see the artists in action at their easels.

For more information, call the St. Augustine Art Association at (904) 824-2310.

Elyse Brady

Executive Director

St. Augustine Art Association

22 Marine Street

St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-2310

Featured Image – “Tiffany Glass and Towers at Flagler College” 8×10 Oil on Canvas available at the St Augustine Art Association. Painting by Claire J Kendrick

Guilded Light across St Augustine Dock | 12×15 | Oil | CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, Plein AirApril 29, 20170 comments
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New Landscape Paintings Exhibiting at Plum Gallery, St Augustine

#plumartgallery open for business following hurricane Matthew. New work installed. Sneak Peek at my paintings Exhibiting as part of a group show running until end Jan 2017.
What Downtown St Augustine needs is for you to patronize local businesses as they re-open. With your help we will keep #StAugustineStrong! #STASTRONG

Video of Large Contemporary Textured Landscape Paintings by CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, landscape, Oil Painting, VideoNovember 2, 20160 comments
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St. Augustine from Vilano

24×48 | Oil | CJK

We survived the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. We have some shingles missing, had branches down and a yard to clean up but we were extremely lucky and feel more than a little blessed after the Hurricane. Many others were not so fortunate. Our prayers and support are with them as they rebuild.

Thank you to all those that emailed and texted to check on us and our home and studio.

Claire J KendrickLandscape SeriesOctober 11, 20160 comments
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The East Coast Draw for Artist C. J. Kendrick – Retracing the steps of artists from the early 1900’s visiting two of the east coast’s artist colonies.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a popular summer retreat where locals and visitors marvel at the natural breathtaking scenery of the dunes and beaches. When on vacation on the Cape most enjoy luxurious accommodations; however, artist Claire Kendrick will be experiencing the preserved natural landscape in a much less lavish but connected way. Kendrick has been awarded through the Provincetown Community Compact, an opportunity artists around the world dream of, a residency in the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. Kendrick’s residency in Provincetown will be primitive only allowing for basic essentials in an effort to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cape reflected in her paintings. She will be residing in one of the 19 well-known Dune Shacks; where there is no electricity or indoor plumbing, and little connection with the outside world. The Shack is tucked away from civilization, but it has lodged several famous artists and authors throughout time who have been in search of seclusion in which to work.

Claire Kendrick is an accomplished and celebrated artist of the St. Augustine, Florida art community. She is an active member of the St. Augustine Art Association, one of the oldest non-profit art organizations in Florida with deep ties to its Northeastern counterparts.

During the mid-1900s, St. Augustine was the winter home of many artists from the Provincetown and Rockport art colonies. Acclaimed artists Ross Moffett, Tod Lindenmuth and his wife E.B. Warren and William and Lucy L’Engle of Provincetown, along with Anthony Thieme of Rockport and others were instrumental in growing the St. Augustine Art Association and establishing the historic Florida city as a premier art destination.  Art historian Robert Torcia referred to these artists as “the lost colony” in his book “The Lost Colony: The Artists of St. Augustine 1930s-1950s.”


“Claire is an extremely talented artist who is constantly perfecting her craft and seeking new and inspired forms of expression,” said Elyse Brady, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Art Association. “Her Artist Residency in Provincetown revives the tradition of traveling to far-flung artist havens to capture the essence of the coastal landscape,” she added.

Kendrick has received numerous awards…. Most recently she earned a top award in the National Parks Centennial Find Your Park Plein Air painting event at the Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos national monuments in St. Augustine. Her work has been exhibited on historic Aviles Street–the oldest street in America–where the studios of “the lost colony” artists flourish today as art galleries.

Over the course of Kendrick’s career she has produced a fabulous series of seascape and dune paintings. During her residency she will explore and paint the landscape that inspire her. This will not be her first time capturing the North East’s coast. In 2011 she accepted an invitation from renowned landscape artist Anne Packard to paint at her home in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA

Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA

Artist Claire Kendrick is thrilled yet apprehensive to embark on such a rare artistic opportunity that will take place in such a historically rich natural atmosphere. She states “It’s both marvelous and frightening, life will be stripped of the unnecessary—no cell phone or computer—only the essentials, paint supplies, a gas ring to cook on and gas light to read with at night, perched in the dunes with uninterrupted views, this is escapism and a chance to observe and emotionally connect to nature in its raw and finest moments. This is the thrill of the plein air painter.” Kendrick will be taking in every second of her Dune Shack experience and transferring it onto canvas, creating brilliant works of art which will reflect the magnificence of the Cape. Follow her blog at

By Claire Kolodziejczak


If you are interested in any of the paintings featured in this blog they are available via

Grace Hopkins

Berta Walker Gallery
208 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA  02657
(508) 487-6411

Thanks to

Elyse Brady, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Art Association.


Jim Zimmerman at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum who shared files from the archives on Lucy and William L’Engle he also introduced me to “Art in Narrow Streets” by Ross Moffett outlining the first thirty three years of the Provincetown Art Association 1914-1947.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, Plein Air, SeascapeJune 10, 20160 comments
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St. Augustine Celebrates 450th Anniversary 1565 -2015

Enjoy the St Augustine 450 celebrations. My paintings will be exhibiting on Aviles Street in the contemporary Plum Gallery host to a selection of talented artists – the street will have a great atmosphere as some of the free concerts part of the Street and Music Festival portion of the commemoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 4-6, 2015. Enjoy the sights and rhythms! ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎music‬ #staug450

For more information, visit

More than 80 separate acts will serve up more than 60 hours of entertainment over three days

In a collaborative effort, the city has worked closely with the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, a 450th Commemoration Alliance Partner and operator of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, to secure entertainment and provide logistical support for the festival.

The result is more than 60 hours of free entertainment scattered over five stages throughout the historic center of St. Augustine’s downtown that will serve up a wide variety of entertainment and cultural programming that will have something for everyone.


Fine Art by CJK at Plum Art Gallery, Avile Street. St Augustine.


Plum Art Gallery – exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK #staug450

Plum Art Gallery - exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK

Plum Art Gallery – exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil PaintingSeptember 2, 20150 comments
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Plum Art Gallery, St Augustine, FL

I will be exhibiting this summer at Plum Art Gallery, St Augustine. Florida. The gallery is run by artist and business women Karen Sheridan and she does a wonderful job of promoting professional and emerging talent. Located on one of the oldest streets in the United States this contemporary art gallery is a breath of fresh air for tourists and locals.

The City of St. Augustine redesigned the brick street in 2010 to create a pedestrian friendly zone with wider sidewalks, additional benches and landscaping. The setting is more intimate than St. George Street. The street has a wonderful mix of fine dining and casual eateries with outdoor seating, kid friendly menus and ethnic cuisines from around the globe.

An oasis of calm, Aviles Street is like a secret discovery downtown it has an old world charm of yesteryear and Plum Art Gallery adds a cool vibe exhibiting sculpture, fine art and artisan hand crafted jewelry.


Vilano Marsh | 12" x 12" | Oil | CJK

Vilano Marsh | 12″ x 12″ | Oil | CJK


My Sweet | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK

St Augustine and Vilano beach are home to me now (originally from Northern Ireland I moved here 9 years ago), and the landscape, marsh views and ocean are a huge source of inspiration…I will be showing a selection of the plein air and studio landscape paintings. At different times of the day and in different seasons the landscape comes alive with color – pushing the boundary is always the challenge. Sometimes working intensely on a theme helps in exploring possibilities in a painting. Its not unusual for me to revisit a place and observe from a slightly different viewpoint each time reaching for a new perspective. Each painting is a learning experience changing scale prompts new decisions.

Crazy Fun | 9x9 | Oil | CJK

Crazy Fun | 9×9 | Oil | CJK


Cumulonimbus | 6x8 | Oil and Wax | CJK

Cumulonimbus | 6×8 | Oil and Wax | CJK

My technique has developed over time and larger pieces are inspired by small plein air studies. Cold wax medium is applied to oil paint and oil pastel  – the larger pieces are created after many sessions on the easel allowing layers of paint to dry and sometimes the technique  demands paint is scraped away to let under layers show through. The subtleties of layering are best seen in person as is hard to see in a photograph or online.

Visit Plum Gallery Thursday – Sunday and by appointment Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tel  904-377-5166

Group Show runs June July August –


St Augustine Marshlands 1 & 2 | 30 x 60 | Oil Encaustic

St Augustine Marshlands 1 & 2 | 30 x 60 | Oil Encaustic on Ampersand Panels


Karen Sheridan Paintings at Plum Art Gallery



Window – CJK Paintings | St Augustine Marshlands 1 & 2 | 30 x 30 each | Oil Encaustic on Ampersand Panels



Claire J KendrickAbstract, landscape, Oil PaintingJune 1, 20150 comments
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St Augustine – 2nd Annual Paseo Pastel

Paseo Pastel refers to the Spanish custom of a casual promenade or walk. This weekend St Augustine visitors and locals had the chance to stroll through the magnificent plaza and view art work on the sidewalks in between the City Parking Garage and the Visitor Center. I have never seen this part of town so alive with people admiring the artists chalking, music playing, kids young and old excited to watch the artists developing their street paintings throughout the day!
This 500 year old art form was started in the 16th Century and it was wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying watching and even participating.
Congratulations and thank’s to St. Augustine Regional Council, (StAR Council) for bringing the arts literally, to the streets of St. Augustine. Please visit the website to see photos of the event –
As a professional artist living and working in St Augustine I applaud the organizers, volunteers and sponsors of this event. I was delighted to be one of three judges asked to award prizes at the event. Diane Bradley, President of the St Augustine Art Association and Vaughn Cochran, Artist and founder Blackfly helped judge and we all agreed it was a difficult task and the talent and creativity was outstanding. It was a pleasure to see our city represented and brought to life by the many varied artistic styles and subjects created.
Featured artist Carolyn Shultz has the prestigious designation “Maestro Madonnari” (Master Street Painter) she was surrounded a talented group of artists who had all applied to take part and support the event. Congratulations to everyone involved.
– Claire Kendrick

Claire J KendrickCharity, Exhibition, InstallationMay 5, 20140 comments
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