Cutter & Cutter offers art of all mediums and tastes in unique exhibit


There’s still time to see the unique showcase, “How Do You Figure,” at the Cutter & Cutter Fine Art Gallery in Ponte Vedra Beach, before it heads to the St. Augustine gallery.

The exhibit features figurative art from 20 different artists, focusing on representation of the human or animal form. It will be on display in Ponte Vedra until the second week of February.

The exhibit offers something for everyone, featuring sculptures, pastels, oil, watercolor, acrylic, bronze, pottery, and even crochet and wire forms.

“It covers the gamut of about every medium conceivable,” said Scott Dingfelder, marketing director for Cutter & Cutter. “We’ve got everything from abstract works to extremely photo realistic works. It covers the entire gamut of what a collector would want to see. No matter what they like, there’s something they’re going to like there.”

The art includes a sculpture by Paige Bradley of a life-size yoga figure that light pours through, and wire human forms dressed in hand-crocheted shirts by South African artist Estella Fransbergen. The exhibit also features a rare Picasso etching, as well as a special portrait of President John F. Kennedy by renowned artist Daniel Green.

 “We have a portrait that he [Green] did of JFK back in 1963 that’s been in his private collection for the past 54 years,” Dingfelder said. “And he brought that into the gallery and is making it available for sale for the first time.”

Dingfelder said Green had been commissioned to do JFK portraits for a magazine and was supposed to have a sitting with the then-president in 1964, but the project was, of course, cancelled after Kennedy’s assassination.

“[Green] ended up having this one pastel he completed, and it’s the only one out of the project that actually did get completed,” Dingfelder said. “It has a history and story behind it, and it’s on display at the gallery.”

Visitors can see the works of these artists and many more at the Ponte Vedra gallery Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 333 Village Main St., Suite 640, and admission is free.

Cutter & Cutter will also be holding a grand opening for the “How Do You Figure” exhibit at its St. Augustine gallery (25 King St.) on Friday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Four artists will be on hand at the opening. The artists are former actor and impressionist painter Stephen Shortridge, figurative painter and mixed-media artist Cynthia Packard, Fransbergen and impressionist artist Matthew Cutter.

The event is free, but the gallery is asking attendees to RSVP by clicking on the RSVP link at Cutter and