Current Exhibitions

mario della penta

Pop-up Exhibit from October 19th-21st
Featuring: Mario Della Penta

Mario Della Penta

Mario Della Penta, born and educated in Italy, lived in Canada and the United States. He now resides in St Augustine Florida with his wife.
His artistry incorporates the realistic, abstract and surrealistic impressions in beautiful and most interesting “works of art”. He has restored some beautiful statues for Churches in Italy, Canada and USA. 
His works on canvas, wood, ceramic, paper; in oil, acrylic, latex and other media are enjoyed by his many collectors in Italy, Canada, England, Spain and many states in USA.  
He is known in Florida for his art shows and his commissioned works as well has having been written up in the regional newspapers and appearance on the Tonight in St Augustine, First Coast TV show. Along the way Mario has contributed kindly to a number of charitable events. Viewers, collectors as well as critics have praised his work and continue to follow his career.


On Display: Prachee Agrawal

Prachee Agrawal

Prachee Agrawal started painting at a very young age. She started her journey in India and dabbled with painting on a lot of different Prachee Agrawal - Foundermediums such as fabric, glass and wood; learning and experimenting with diffèrent techniques. She moved to U.S when she was a teenager where she pursued her undergraduate degree in Chicago, taking a brief hiatus. In 2008, when her son was born, she reconnected with her love for painting, decided to follow her heart and pursue her painting career by mastering One Stroke Painting Technique and currently involved in Oils and 3D Relief painting techniques.

Prachee’s lifelong dream of opening her very own studio became a reality, with the inauguration of the Prachee Arts & Studio(Jacksonville, FL) in February 2016. Prachee brings all the acrylic techniques she grew up with, providing classes to children as young as 3 years. She has now diversified in to teaching faux stained glass, fabric painting, canvas, quilling, scratchboard art, wet on wet / wet on dry technique offered at both home and studio locations. Prior to opening her studio Prachee Arts partnered with St Johns County schools in Fall 2015, as vendor for after-school enrichment programs, an endeavor her studio continues to be involved with.

She is also a professional face painter and has painted more than 10,000 faces. She has judged drawing competitions by various Indian Communities like Sri Shirdi Sai Society of North East Florida, Jacksonville FL & Maharashtra Mandal of Jacksonville, FL, Indian Cultural Society kids drawing & Painting contest 2019 & 2020. Prachee currently resides in St Augustine, FL with her very supportive husband and two beautiful kids. Prachee had her first solo exhibition at Riverside Fine Arts Association in Jacksonville, FL in 2018. She is also a member of St Augustine Art Association Gallery and Jacksonville Coalition of Visual Art, Ponte Vedra, FL. Prachee has won Honorable Mention for her 3D Art @ STAAA Gallery in 2018. Very Recently in April 2019, she won 3rd prize for her figurative art in an online contest from Holy Child School of Fine Arts, Mumbai – India.


2021 Spring Juried Artist Member Exhibition Winners

1st Place 2-D: Katrina Griffith, "Solutions II"

1st Place 3-D: Nikole Cooney, "Bronze Liona 2"

2nd Place: Darline Braz, "Papua New Guinea"

3rd Place: Riette Gouws, "2020"

Honorable Mention: Joette Egan, "Ted 2"

Honorable Mention: Calvin Bryant, "John Calvin"

This Pop-up Exhibition was held from Thursday, May 13th - Wednesday, May 19th. 

Please save the date, the next JAME show will be held in late fall. First Coast Cultural Center will split the sale with the artist taking home 60% and the CCPVB taking 40% of the sale. This way, we are able to continue to host future exhibitions and support the arts community. The price that you give us for your work is what we will post them as for sale, and this includes the 40% commission of the CCPVB.


If you are an artist member, we welcome your application for the following:

Artisan Market

Artist Directory

If you need assistance applying, please give us a call and you can stop by the center for assistance. You will need photos of your pieces to apply, so bring a USB or email the images to yourself so that you can access them here. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Titcomb at (904) 280-0614 ext.1206 or



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