Author Archive | Artists of 30a

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Plein air painter Joan Vienot is displaying 3 paintings in the exhibit of New Zealand paintings by artists who traveled on Plein Air Magazine’s Publisher’s Invitational Trip in February. The New Zealand show is at On The Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday May 6. 35 works by 12 artists will be shown through May 26, 2017.

Hobbiton, 8×10, oils on linen panel, painted en plein air.

Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey

The Justin Gaffrey Gallery will be participating in Art Week with a Family Art Day “Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey” on May 18, 2017 at 12pm to 6pm.

As part of the South Walton Art Week events; you are invited to explore your inner artist and watch Justin bring his works to life during live painting demonstrations at 2PM and 5PM. Kids can make their own Masterpiece with Justin and the gallery crew. Supplies are included in this free family day at the Justin Gaffrey Gallery. 

Many of you know that Justin used to be a chef and owned a restaurant. Justin will be preparing a special food menu for all to enjoy. The Justin Gaffrey Gallery has outdoor and indoor exhibits to experience. So Save the Date to Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey!

An Update from Artist Kay Richoux

Kay Richoux has 2 pieces in Emerald Coast Theatre pop up Gallery second floor at 560 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL “Garden By the Sea” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”! Pieces are for sale and a portion of the sales go to help benefit the ECTC.

Also Kay will hang her piece “Don’t Give A Hoot” in the Take Flight exhibit put on by the CAA and the Foster Gallery on May 1. It is a stained glass and resin piece in a 150 year old window.

And Kay is leaving to go to an artist’s retreat in Scotland! On May 8 she will arrive and get to create art with 24 artists from around the world until a May 16! She will be painting on this trip as she revisits the filming and historical sites associated with the Outlander series’.

Then in June, July and August her series “Bea You” series will be on exhibit. It features paintings with short stories and poems!  You can see these pieces at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library. Pieces are for sale.

Private Lessons taught by Betty Pinkston

Betty Pinkston will be taking a break from teaching acrylics at Cultural Arts Alliance for June and July, returning in August, date TBD.

In the meantime Betty Pinkston has several openings for private lessons for anyone interested during the summer months. Lessons are offered in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media. 

Contact Home studio viewings by appointment.

Two new studios open tonight for the 30A Artwalk!

There are two awesome new art spots to visit tonight! Please drop by 30A Artist Studios and Clint Eagar Design! See the contact info below:

Clint Eagar Design Gallery / Studio – Mixed Media acrylic on canvas art, Home Décor accents, sculptural dimensional contemporary. Fine Art, Modern Art, Glass finishes with a wide scope of subject matter

location/contact: 57B Uptown Grayton Circle, (224)715-2252,


30A Artist Studios at Santa Rosa Beach
237 Market Street, Santa Rosa Beach, FL ( just north of why 98 off of 393)

*Melissa Mercer Brown – Coastal & Landscape Artist specializing in Oil, Acrylic & Mixed Media. (334)332-6883,,

*Mary Redmann, Contemporary Abstract Artist specializing in Acrylic & Mixed Media. (850) 603-7784,,

*Sarah Stewart, Fine Mixed Media Art, Private Art Classes, “She Shells” (illustrated seashells),
“Say Something” clothing line – (850)525-4800,

*Polli Youngbeck, Impressionistic Expressions in Acrylic on Canvas and Wood. Commissions are available.