This past Friday, we had another exciting event here at Baterbys Art Gallery that we called “Summertime and The Living’s Artsy!” For this event, we invited the community to visit our gallery nestled in the heart of Winter Park Village to enjoy an art-filled evening full of entertainment, education, and a unique opportunity to watch an original Robin Pedrero painting come alive.

Robin Pedrero's live painting at Baterbys Art Gallery

Additionally, we had summertime snacks for our guests to enjoy.  Our snacks included three types of delicious cookies, an assortment of fresh fruit, lemonade, wine, and water.  Free prints were also given out to the guests who submitted an RSVP online.

The successful evening was highly-anticipated and attracted more than 65 guests with the highlight of the event being a featured local celebrity and artist, Robin Pedrero, painting live at the gallery. The live painting was coupled with a selection of Pedrero’s paintings, an array of summer-time themed artworks from Baterbys’ collection, and a silent auction for the live painting. We did this to give Robin Pedrero’s admirers a chance to bid on her work as they watched her create it, and trust us, she does have a lot of admirers.

The guests were also given the opportunity to help shape the outcome of Robin Pedrero’s painting with their own suggestions, and one of the guests even got to name the work of art – “The Invitation”!  All in all, Robin did an excellent job of balancing painting with audience interaction.  She made us very proud to call her the 2012 Baterbys’ Local Artist Competition winner!

Summertime and the Living's Artsy event' when the crowd started getting involved with the live painting

If you are interested in showing your work at Baterbys Art Gallery, we will be having our next Local Artist Competition on Saturday, June 20, 2014 from noon to 9PM.  The event invites all artists in the Orlando area to apply for a chance to have their artwork featured at Baterbys Art Gallery for one month and receive free online promotion for their work.

Important dates to keep in mind:

May 22 is the deadline for artists to enter online at
May 23 is when online voting will begin. To nominate your favorite Orlando artist visit The top 6 artists will be featured at Baterbys Art Gallery on June 20th for the public to view.
June 20 is the local artist competition. The event will be held from noon to 9PM so make sure you stop by to vote for your favorite local artist in this final round of voting.
• RSVP for this event at

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Summertime and the Living’s Artsy event! If you missed it, there is no need to fret, view the progression of the live paining from the event photographs here or view our upcoming events here.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We would love to hear from you!

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