15th Annual Winter Park Paint Out

April 23 – 29, 2023

Twenty-three professionally-acclaimed plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and at other locations throughout Winter Park and Orlando. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists at work and attend free painting demonstrations. Works will be on display as soon as they are completed and dropped off at the museum’s wet room. ALL artwork created during the week will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Museum. Stop by to see and purchase works produced during this year’s Winter Park Paint Out!

George Nock: Breaking Barriers

May 9 – August 20, 2023

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden is to host a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of sculptor George Nock (American, 1946-2020). The artist, a former NFL running back, celebrated the excellence inherent in natural forms and the accomplishments of exceptional figures in their respective pursuits. The spirit of music and movement resonant in Nock’s sculpted and painted depictions of musicians, dancers, athletes, warriors, and animals. Nock’s career was tragically cut short by his diagnosis with the COVID-19 virus, passing in 2020.

The exhibition will feature figural bronze sculpture, paintings, and drawings, including the clay formed maquettes for the recently unveiled sculpture for Orlando’s Lorna Doone Park: Barrier Breakers (2020). Commissioned by the Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation, the Barrier Breakers monument honors the players involved in the first interracial little league baseball game played in the south.
Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the George & Mary Nock Foundation and the hosting museum.