Event Calendar


Upcoming Events, Workshops, & Exhibitions

January 2017 – The Hermitage Artists Retreat; Plein Air Painting Exhibition at the Palm House in Manasota Key, FL through January 27, 2017.

January 2017 – Ringling College of Art and Design – Englewood Art Center in Englewood, FL Progressive Art Exhibition “Calling Englewood”

January 2017 – Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA “Christmas Is _____” Gallery Exhibition.

January 13 – 16, 2017CreateSRQ, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

January 26, 2017Belle Soiree, North Port City Hall, FL

February 4, 2017 – Roughhewn People.  Ask. Listen. Journey. Exhibition, Pine Ridge, IL

February 4, 2017Sarasota Visual Arts Studio Open House, Sarasota, FL

February 9, 2017 – Convening Culture Conference: Exploring Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Arts & Culture

February 9, 2017 – Eleanor Merritt Retrospective Reception, Arts & Cultural Alliance, Sarasota, FL – Center for Arts & Humanity

February 10, 2017SARTQ: RED Opening Reception, Palmetto, FL

February 10-11, 2017CIVA Charlotte Symposium, Charlotte, NC

February 17 – 19, 2017 – Catholic Writers Guild

February 21, 2017 – Designing Worship Spaces: The Advantages of a Central-plan Model, Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space

February 22 – 23, 2017 –  Convening Culture Conference: Exploring Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Arts & Culture, University of Florida Gainesville, FL

March 8 – 12, 2017 – Reserved

March 18 – 24, 2017 – Reserved

March 25, 2017 – Veterans Art Center Grand Opening, Tampa, FL

April 22, 2017 – American Academy of the Sacred Arts @ Neumann University, Philadelphia, PA

April 24, 2017 – TED 2017, Pt. Charlotte, FL

April 26, 2017 – Reserved

April 27 – 28, 2017Lifeway You Lead, Winter Park/Orlando, FL

April 27, 2017 – FLOW Conference

April 30, 2017 – TED 2017, Pt. Charlotte, FL

May 1 – 4, 2017 – Sounding the Sacred, Sacred Arts Initiative, NYC

May 14 – 18, 2017 –  ACS9Deer Isle, ME

June 2017Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Conferences, Notre Dame, IN

June 2017Sarasvati Design Institute Retreat, Residency, Tennessee

June 28 – July 1, 2017 – Megafest, Dallas, TX

July 26-29, 20178th International Urban Sketchers Symposium Chicago, Illinois

September 14 – 17, 2017Gathering of Artisans, Black Mountain, NC

September 25 – 29, 2017Worship and the Arts @ Montreat, NC

October 2017 (TBD) – The Art Evangelist @ The Cove – Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, NC

October 20 – 21, 2017Mount Tabor Center, Arts and Ecumenism, New Haven/Yale

November 2017 (TBD) – The Art Evangelist @ Om Sanctuary in Asheville, NC

Current Workshops – Call For Information

At The Art Evangelist, we have a special focus on nature as it relates to notions of solace, transformation, and change.  Many of our studio courses and workshops provide students with the opportunity to acquire a working knowledge of a range of materials and processes. Students are encouraged to develop an innovative artistic approach as they explore formal and conceptual concerns relating to contemporary interpretations of nature in a rapidly changing world.

We’ve been planning and meeting, consulting and listening.  We are bursting at the seams because we are so excited with what has been shared and what we plan to offer.  We are revolutionizing and leading the way you experience an art retreat with nature & spirituality & imaginative creativity at the core.

  • Closer to natural and faith-based settings;
  • Widening the opportunity for creativity and opening the doors to new connections; and
  • Reaffirming industry connections that will enhance and invigorate.

Shauna Lee Lange also gives speaking engagements for those interested in a return to nature as a creative or faithful exercise.


It’s big! It’s New! and it will change the way we connect. We can’t wait to share our Encounter Nature Walkabouts with all of you for Spring 2017.  In the meantime, we are continuing our private and group Sketchbook classes in Florida.


 Winter 2016:  Field Notes – A marriage of natural exploration and growing artistic creativity.  Beginning in January 2017, call 941.875.5190 to register for private or group instruction.  All ages, all skill levels.


Fall 2016:  Keeping A Sketchbook – Art Journaling & Visual Diaries.  Call 941.875-5190 to register for private or group instruction.  All ages, all skill levels.


Summer 2016:  Orange Circus Art Classes – Expanding Your Creative Imagination.  Summer school and art camp for youth.  Explore color infusion under the big top.