Exhibiting at the Winter Park Art Festival March 2024

Winter Park Art Festival Logo

Winter Park Art Festival accepted my submittal as an emerging artist for the March 2024 event. I am very happy about that. The Festival is said, by some, to be one of the biggest and important in the country. Bringing some 250,000 visitors.  It is a great start to my commitment to sell at Art […]

St. Cloud Holiday Festival, Promoting the Lakefront Painting Project

Roland Cruse standing in front of his booth promoting his Lakefront Painting Project at the St Cloud Holiday Festival in Dec 2023

December 2nd – 3rd, 2023, I had a booth at the St. Cloud FL Holiday Festival to promote my Lakefront Painting Project. The first time, after many years, I’ve presented myself as an artist in a street festival. Hopefully the first of many. (Once upon a time I did caricatures and portraits on the street.) […]

Plein Air Painting at Nehrling Gardens Owl Prowl Art Event Oct. 2023


Nehrling Gardens, in Gotha, west of Orlando, had an art event in October, 2023, called Owl Prowl, Art and Wander, it may be a yearly thing, where art work is auctioned with a percentage of the sale goes to benefit the gardens. My work was accepted for auction plus I was accepted to be one of […]

“Queen Duck” acrylic collage accepted in Juried OMA Platform Event

Queen Duck

Orlando Museum of Art Premiere Platform Artist Showcase July 28, 2023 My doodle inspired  “Queen Duck”  acrylic collage was accepted to be exhibited at OMA’s juried second “Platform” event on July 29, 2023. I am happy to say my “Muted Peach” was an excepted entry for the first Platform event in March 2023. OMA Platform […]

Roland Cruse at his First Solo Show

Roland Cruse: Light & Color Original Plein Air (Outdoor) Paintings April 7-8, 2023 at FAVO Orlando FL An exhibit of oil paintings done on location outdoors in Central Florida. Over twenty oil landscape paintings representing color and light mounted in wide frames of gold or silver. Each one unique in it’s composition and color feel. […]

OMA Platform Accepted Painting

Roland’s “Muted Peach” Painting in the Juried OMA Platform Event Orlando Museum of Art Premiere Platform Artist Showcase March 31, 2023 My abstract painting “Muted Peach” was accepted and shown at OMA’s juried first “Platform” event on March 31, 2023. Muted Peach is a piece from my series of abstract paintings called “Line & Color“. […]