Sanford Artists: Our First Dynamic Dozen!

If you’re like many of our regular readers (and us too!), you’ve come to really enjoy and look forward to our newest feature … The Welcome To Sanford Artist of the Week. Most long-time residents have an awareness and an appreciation for the amazing quantity and quality of artists who call Sanford and Lee County home.  With the area’s long-standing pottery and clay arts community, the vibrant collection of active painters that run the gamut from landscape, portrait and still-life to impressionist and abstract, and of course the area’s live music and performance scene that seems to grow stronger by the minute, there’s plenty of information to share about these amazing local artists.

This week seems like a good opportunity to take a step back and to revisit the accomplishments and talents of the individuals we’ve been proud to feature during the first 3 months of our column. We invite you to click on the links of each artist below to learn more and to appreciate their artistry.

We have more artists scheduled to feature in the weeks and months ahead.  However, if you have a candidate in mind, please be sure to nominate them by clicking here, or on the Sanford Artist of the Week badge on this page.  Then, please fill out the form so that we may give them our fullest consideration.

One final note for this week’s column …  have you noticed how live music has been “springing up all over” in downtown Sanford lately?  The image at the beginning of this column features a recent impromptu jam session at the corner of Moore and Carthage Streets featuring Britton Buchanan, Patrick Wolfe, Gerald Chappell, and Chadburn Spivey. Click here or visit the Welcome To Sanford Facebook page to watch the live performance of a few songs you’re sure to know and enjoy.

JAN 7 — Musician Chadburn Spivey

JAN 14 — Painter Carolyn Rotter

JAN 21 — Painter, Muralist & Sculptor Chris Dalton

JAN 28 — Musician Keith Davis

FEB 4 — Muralist Scott Nurkin

FEB 11 — Photographer Steven Ashmore

FEB 18 — Painter Doug Rowe

FEB  25 — 99 Year Old Painter Sarah Lawrence

MAR 4 — Musician Addison Horner

MAR 11 — Aspiring Painters from O.T. Sloan Boys & Girls Club

MAR 18 — Musician Rob Matthews

MAR 25 — Painter Karen Rushatz

Artist of the Week is a feature that is devoted to Sanford’s dynamic arts community and the hundreds of talented individuals who are a part of it. Painters — potters — performing artists — musicians and much more! If you, or someone you know, is deserving of recognition, please click here, or on the Artist of Week badge and fill out a nomination document.