Traci Turner, Traci L Turner, art, painting, Nude Nite Tampa 2015

Standing next to my painting, “The Garden”, at Nude Nite Tampa!

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been super busy over the last month or so. My schedule has changed a lot over the last few weeks, and I’ve been working hard trying to finalize and prepare for my next solo show to debut in a couple of days. I’m exhausted. But that’s for the next post.

This post is to recap my recent trip to Tampa, Florida to attend Nude Nite 2015! Two of my paintings were on display amongst a plethora of amazing artwork that all featured the nude figure. Nude Nite is more than just a pop-up gallery, it’s an experience. I was so excited to have been accepted into a show in a place where I’ve never lived, that I decided that I had to be there to capture the milestone. There were burlesque dancers, live painting, body art, performance art and so much more. It was a very free and welcoming environment. The attendees were as much a part of the show as the performers! I decided that I had to do my part and show quite a bit of my body too, and I loved that I could do that with no worries. I was still considered pretty covered up compared to others at the event! It was all great though. I wanted to share pictures that I took at the event. Please forgive the photo quality and weird cropping, I used my phone to take pictures. I also was not able to keep track of all of the artists in the pictures, which is terrible on my part and I apologize for that. I know better. For what it’s worth, I was having such a great time and had a VERY generous gin and ginger. So I’ll blame it on that.

If you attended the event, what were your favorite parts or artwork? Did you appreciate the bartender’s pour as much as I did? Enjoy the pictures!