Jekyll Island Arts Association

Goodyear Cottage

Jekyll Island Historic District

Jekyll Island, Georgia

January 2012 Exhibit

The Association will start off the 2012 Year with an exciting exhibit on January 2, featuring artists Dot Starkweather, Pastels & Watercolors, and Peter Wager and Mark See, Potters.  Scroll down for information about each and their work.

The January Exhibit will run from 1/2/12 through 2/8/12 at Goodyear Cottage in the Historic District.  The Reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, Jan 8, from 1-3 pm.  Refreshments will be served and admission is free.
Dot Starkweather:

Dot has been painting her native New England for many years, starting in oils, then pastels and watercolor.  She recently began making handmade paper and pastel art featuring egrets, herons, ducks and flowers.  At the 2010 Jekyll Island March Arts Festival Dot won a Blue Ribbon for her "Great White Heron", Intermediate Division.  At "Art in the Park", Andover, MA, Dot has exhibited and sold numerous paintings and received many ribbons.  She resides in Fortunes Rock, Beddeford, ME, where she paints locally.  For two years she has been juried into the Yarmouth, ME, Art Festival.

Peter Wager:

After 30 years as an antique dealer, Pete was looking for something to do in the arts.  After trying watercolor, acrylics, drawing and woodcarving, nothing clicked  for Pete, until the first time a ball of clay began to "spin" in his hands.  He was hooked!  That was eight years ago.  He still feels that same excitement of "playing in the clay" whether at the Goodyear Pot Shop or in his studio in North Wisconsin.  In this exhibit his hand built pieces incorporate grandma's old doilies as a design element and his wheel thrown bowls are designed to show off a shiny, runny glaze. Other pieces are made to contain a whimsical garden of succulents.  Working with clay gets Pete's creative juices flowing.  In a word "POTS", Pete loves to make pots.  Pete resides on Jekyll Island for the winter months.
Mark See:

Mark started making pottery about five years ago when he first moved to Jekyll Island.   After joining the J.I.Pottery Guild, Mark soon learned the joy of "playing in the mud" and it didn't take him long to become addicted to making "pots".  Taking slabs of clay, making vases, bowls, platters and other fun things are what Mark truly enjoys most.  He is always trying to find new ideas, taking classes whenever he can and just enjoying the beautiful art of pottery.  Mark's work has been shown and sold at Bet the Farm Winery in Aurora, New York and  here at Goodyear Cottage.