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Alliance of Artist Communities

ACA - Atlantic Center for the Arts

Fine Arts Work Center

Upcoming Events

Martinis With Manny, Saturday, November 28, 2020

Our fall fundraiser will once again be held at STOUTHOUSE in Sebastian, November 28th from 7 to 10pm. Please join us for an evening of entertainment and delectable hors d'oeuvres on the deck at STOUTHOUSE and see what's new in the art collection.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Brazilian guitarist Manny Moreira. Moreira is a musician who is well-known on Broadway and founder of the New Deco Orchestra, who now lives in Vero Beach. He will be performing and singing many classic standards of Latin and American jazz, R&B, original music and more.

Reservations are required, for a suggested donation of $75/person, and may be made by calling 772-589-8826 or emailing info@StouthouseWhereArtistsCreate.org. A raffle will also be held, as well as silent auction items available. Your donation supports the mission of STOUTHOUSE and we are looking forward to welcoming a couple of new artists for our Artists-in-Residence program in the new year. Thanks for your support!

Past Events

Movie Mania, Saturday, April 2020 - CANCELED due to the COVID-19 virus

The spring STOUTHOUSE fundraiser will feature three "artsy" documentary shorts, plus one full-length film, "Hail Mary," for diehards. The event will also feature a selection of pizza from Pizza Mia and gelato from Vero Caffe, both in Vero Beach.

Sebastian Art Studio Tour, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10am to 5pm

Sebastian Art Studio Tour

STOUTHOUSE once again participated in the Sebastian Art Studio Tour on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The event provides a free, self-guide tour of local artists in the studios, in an effort to raise awareness of the quality of art and the growing community of artisans in Sebastian. For more information, visit the SAST website.

Dave Bazinet shows off his doodlings, left, and above

Initimate Collages and Visions of STOUTHOUSE, Saturday, November 30, 2019

This year's STOUTHOUSE fall fundraiser will feature collages of artist and STOUTHOUSE Artistic Director, Quentin Walter. Original collage works and cards featuring the collage art will be available for sale. The event will also feature the jazz and Latino music of guitarist Maurice Sedacca, silent auction, eclectic hors d'oeuvres and a variety of martinis!

The event will be held at the STOUTHOUSE residence at 13700 Ruffner Lane in Sebastian. In addition to the art and delectable appetizers, we plan to unveil the rendering of architect Mike Beaty's "Vision" for the future STOUTHOUSE facility - an eco-friendly art studio, archive and residence for visiting artists.

Reservations are required for a suggested donation of $75 and can be made by contacting STOUTHOUSE at 772-589-8826 or by email at info-at-StouthouseWhereArtistsCreate.org. We hope you can join us for an evening of wonderful music, art, food and friends. Thank you for supporting STOUTHOUSE and our Visions for the future!

Martini Madness, March 2019

Martini Madness was our spring fundraiser, featuring the art of Artists-in-Residence, Mary Pratt.

Poetry, Wine & all that Jazz, Saturday, November 24, 2018

The STOUTHOUSE fall fundraiser will feature our latest artist-in-residence, John Lunar Richey. Richey is a poet and song writer who hails from New Jersey.

When it comes to poetry, its strength is proven in New Jersey poet John Lunar Richey’s new book Dark Pastures (Iniquity Press/ Vendetta Books, 2018), a selection of old and new songs and poems. Richey is no stranger to the scene. He has played with such greats as Thomas Chapin in the cult band Machine Gun, as well as in the bands Lunar Bear Ensemble and Lunar Ensemble along with musicians like Bob Musso. As Danny Shot puts it in his blurb, this book is “the story of a life…as impossible as it sounds, decadent and innocent simultaneously.” The work is dark, at times, frightening but also tender.
- "Galatea Resurrects" blog, April 11, 2018

Richey will be joined by Indian River County Poet Laureate, Sean Sexton, for a select reading of his poetry, as well. The event will feature jazz music by the Ron Pirtle Quartet while enjoying enticing hors d'oeuvres, wine and coffee provided by Cafe Latte da, and the opportunity to bid on the following silent auction works-of-art items:

  • Jim Cohoe, ceramic vase
  • Mark C. Kirby, mixed media
  • Greg Hills, photograph
  • Don Ray, fish print
  • Quentin Walter, "Jazz Series" watercolors
  • Riverside Theatre Evita tickets

The event will also feature a special performance by musicisn and songwriter Alesandra Valenzuela, a STOUTHOUSE Artist-in-Residence Program alumni. And an additional treat, the amazing Xaque Gruber has graciously agreed to be our Master of Ceremonies!

Xaque Gruber
Xaque Gruber’s first TV writing credit came with reuniting the cast of his favorite 80s soap “Dynasty” for the 2006 CBS special “Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar.” Since then, he’s written many other TV and film projects, hundreds of pieces for The Huffington Post, The Press Journal, and other news outlets. He is author/illustrator of the book, A Big Adventure In The Smallest State: A History of Rhode Island For All Ages. His fine art has been shown in galleries from Maine to Los Angeles. Through the 1990s, Xaque taught art in New England to thousands of schoolchildren. In 1999, he was nominated for Massachusetts Art Teacher Of The Year. He teaches art all around the country including at The Vero Beach Museum of Art. He runs the Monhegan House Watercolor Workshop in the summer. Xaque holds a BFA in Drawing from Pratt Institute, a Masters in Education from Tufts University and a Masters in Television Production from Boston University. He recently wrote and directed his first film, a short comedy called The Pistol, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival - making him the first Vero Beach filmmaker to be accepted at the world's largest film festival. He is currently working on directing his first comedy feature film, Sallywood.

Poetry, Wine & all that Jazz is generoulsy underwritten by Robert Beeman, Peter Roberts, and an anonymous donor. In addition to our silent auction items, sponsors also include Varietals and More of Vero Beach. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact STOUTHOUSE Artistic Director Quentin Walter at 772.589.8826, or send us an email.

TWO CHORDS, March 25, 2018

STOUTHOUSE is excited to present Peter Myers, current artist-in-residence in a benefit concert, TWO CHORDS. Click here to watch a video of Peter's performance of "Dance Again" at the TWO CHORDS concert. The event will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mr. Myers composes his own songs and plays guitar. Mr. Myers received the Jersey Acoustic Music Award for TOP FOLK/AMERICANA ACT in 2013 and Album of the Year for his CD release “Jigsaw Monet.” Daniel Boone, his friend who is also from New Jersey, will perform on bass and Geoffrey Myers, Peter’s brother, will complete the trio on mandolin.

George Ireland, a local thespian, will read a compilation of poetry written by Mr. Myers as well.

The location for TWO CHORDS is the art filled Lagoon front home of sculptor and musician Geoffrey Myers, and brother of Peter, at 13725 North Indian River Drive, Sebastian, FL.

Wine will be provided courtesy of Varietals and More of Vero Beach, and will feature the culinary talents of "Chef Huey."

Thanks to our sponsor Leeward Roofing of Sebastian!

Please reserve in advance for $40.00, check payable to STOUTHOUSE 13700 Ruffner Lane Sebastian, FL 32958 or by using the PayPal option below. Price at the door, if seating is available, is $50. Funds benefit the STOUTHOUSE artist-in-residence program and building fund.

Click on the image above for the event flyer
Peter Myers at STOUTHOUSE

viva STOUTHOUSE !, November 18, 2017

Thank you everyone for your participation and support of the viva STOUTHOUSE ! fundraising concert, on November 18th, for the STOUTHOUSE "Artist in Residence" program and new building fund. The event was held at the Marsh Island Club, featuring classical guitarist Miguel Bonachea, hors d'oeuvres and sweets, with refreshments. The food, weather, setting, and music were all spectacular!. Please see the very nice article the VeroBeach 32963 newspaper did on our event, with photos of some of those attending.

Marsh Island is an exclusive private residential community located along the County Route 510 causeway in Wabasso. The address is 9155 Marsh Island Drive, Vero Beach and you may find more information about the community at www.marshislandvero.com.

For more information about Maestro Bonachea, click here.

To listen to a sample of Maestro Bonachea's playing, visit this YouTube site.

At the home of artist Geoffrey Myers, Sebastian
Performing Artists - Geoffrey Myers, Penny and Mike Brown, Bob Bronar, Chris Campbell, Robert Johnson, Richard Powell, Chris Salerno, and Al Scortino.
Click here to link to the full-length video from the House Concert, on the STOUTHOUSE Facebook page.
Video by David Bazinet, Director, STOUTHOUSE

NURTURE THE FLEDGLING, Saturday, April 18, 2015
Photos by David Bazinet, board member of STOUTHOUSE

STOUTHOUSE Fundraiser - Nurture he Fledgling 2015 STOUTHOUSE Fundraiser - Nurture he Fledgling 2015
"Writing the check to STOUTHOUSE" left Suza Talbot, right George Ireland Musician, Geoffrey Myers; Artistic Director of STOUTHOUSE, Quentin Walter; supporter George Ireland; guest Diane Rose, and guest from Baltimore, Maryland, Seth Foster.
STOUTHOUSE Fundraiser - Nurture he Fledgling 2015 STOUTHOUSE Fundraiser - Nurture he Fledgling 2015
"Magnificent Thirteen" left to right: David Bazinet, Tim Glover, Chris Salerno, Marlin MacLaughlin, Geoffrey Myers, Richard Wise, Lisa Angell, Suza Talbot, Diane Rose, Quentin Walter, George Ireland, Seth Foster, and Dawn Miller. "In Conversation" Dawn Miller and Seth Foster.


Sebastian Art Studio Tour February 7, 2015

House Concert with Thomas Wesley Bowman
December 19, 2014

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