Today is 2-22-22 — a.k.a “Twosday” — a scarce palindrome date full of opportunities and what one professor says has “magic power.” Here is how we relate the day to the arts. Paul Brent is a “master too-for” enhancing the arts in two beach communities.
Today 2022 — For the last 30 years, fourth graders have participated in the Annual Paul Brent’s 4th Grade Endangered Species Art Contest. Paul Brent is in Panama City, FL.
Few names are as synonymous with fine art in Panama City as Paul Brent, who recently was honored by the Florida Arts in Education Association (FAEA) as the 2021 Friend of Arts Education.
Brent received the award at the FAEA annual meeting in Orlando for organizing and promoting an annual art contest for fourth-graders in Bay County schools — The Paul Brent Fourth Grade Endangered Species Contest.
Brent has been profiled in many publications including the Wall Street Journal, Coastal Living, Florida Monthly and many more. He is a signature member of the National and Florida Watercolor Societies and a member of the Society of Illustrators. He had authored a book on watercolor instruction titled Wonderful Watercolors and illustrated the children’s book J. Rooker, Manatee.
From June to October Paul and Lana Jane Brent live in Seaside, Oregon, where they have had a home and an artist’s studio for the past 15 years. Paul Brent exhibits his work in Seaside at Fairweather Home and Gallery on Broadway and offers a Painting Seaside Live ™ episode during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walks. Paul Brent has been active in arts and planning organizations both in the state of Florida and the state of Oregon.
And, too, Paul Brent returns to Seaside, Oregon for the 2022 summertime and oftentimes serves as Uncle Sam in the 4th of July parade.
He especially enjoys painting local scenes and beachscapes that he views near his two home studios in Panama City, Florida, and Seaside, Oregon.
Paul Brent is a “too-for” artist, sharing the arts in two states.
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