Author Archive | Katarina Rinehart

An Update from Artist Susan Lucas

Susan is pleased to share that her painting Picnic Time” was one of 10 Finalists in the Abstract category in Artists Magazine’s 36th Annual Competition! There were several thousand entries in the competition and the jurors’ work in narrowing the field was unanimously described as difficult. The art will be featured in a story in the February issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

Picnic Time.  30×30”

Meet the Moore Family at The Blue Giraffe

Alan Moore and his daughters, Isabella and Emma, make beautiful art together. Salvaging vintage bottle caps and cans, river-sunk driftwood, even 100-year old pianos, this family is so creative and interesting! Come by the gallery to say hi while they’re home for the holiday and check out all of their new available art.  You may even get to see some new art in progress!

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10am – 2pm at The Blue Giraffe (13123 E. Emerald Coast Parkway, Inlet Beach, Florida 32461)

Creativity Workshops with Allison Wickey

First ever Intro to Creativity WORKSHOPS with Allison Wickey

Join Allison in her studio on Hwy 393 in Santa Rosa Beach to learn different painting techniques. All ages are welcome! These classes are geared to the hidden or scared “creatives” out there. It’s time to let it all out and get over the fear! Have a need/crave a creative outlet? No need to be an artist, Allison will bring out your creative side! See images below for more information about each class.

$95 per class or $350 for all 4! Price includes all supplies and a work apron. All classes are from 6-8pm and take place at Allison’s studio at 416 South Hwy 393 in Unit 7.1.

Email Allison to sign up at

Commissioned Family Portraits By Francisco Adaro

Christmas is around the corner, why not order a one of a kind gift for that one of a kind person. Commissioned family portraits by Francisco Adaro art thoughtful, fun & easy. You don’t even have to leave your house of tackle the holiday crowds.

Order directly from the Adaro Art website or you can call 1-561-985-5767 or email for help or suggestions. We can talk you through it.   

Size:  9″ x 12″  $138  – (up to 3 People + Pets) Order Here
Size: 11″ x 14″  $198 – (Up to 5 People + 5 pets) Order Here
Size: 12″ x 16″ – $266  (Up to 7 People  + pets) Order Here
Size: 16″ x 20″ – $425  (up to 10 people  + pets) Order Here
Size: 18″ x 24″ – $600  (up to 15 People  + pets) Order Here
Size: 24″ x 30″ – $990  (up to 22 People  + pets) Order Here
Size: 30″ x 40″ – $1660  (up to 30 People  + pets) Order Here

New Location for The Blue Giraffe

The Blue Giraffe, art and gifts boutique, announces its move to The Crossings at Inlet Beach. Located next to Drift Home & Gifts, the new location offers more space for exhibiting art as well as hosting interactive art classes and book signings.

“This move will allow us to do more of what we love to do. Our goal is to bring the best art, gifts, and art consulting services to locals and visitors alike,” said Christi Sheffield, co-owner of The Blue Giraffe.

The Blue Giraffe will re-open at its new location in The Crossings at Inlet Beach on Nov. 1, 2019. Easily accessible to Scenic Highway 30-A near Rosemary Beach, the new gallery will allow art lovers, locals, visitors to the area, and interior designers seeking original art, a convenient new gallery and gift option on the east end of Highway 30-A.

A grand opening celebration is planned for Wednesday, November 20 in honor of the new location and The Blue Giraffe’s 9th anniversary. The gallery will also host a book signing for New York Times best-selling author Karen White on Saturday, November 30. For more information, follow The Blue Giraffe on Facebook or visit the new location at 13123 E Emerald Coast Pkwy, Inlet Beach, FL 32461.

An Update From Joan Vienot

“Sea and Sky” will be an exhibit of paintings by Joan Vienot at Anne Hunter Galleries, 25 Central Square, in Seaside, FL. The exhibit will run during March and April of 2020.

Joan writes, “This is a collection of at least 20 works I have been painting this year to exhibit next spring at Anne Hunter Galleries in Seaside, Florida. It is a series inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding estuaries near my home in Northwest Florida, capturing what I think are universal qualities of the sea and the sky. When I begin a series, I never know where it will take me. What starts out as pictorial realism may grow into non-representational abstraction — what will seem to me to be a logical progression will most certainly represent a leap in creativity when I look back on the year. I’m excited to have it on the calendar for next March and April!”

 One of the first paintings of the series is “Rolling Emerald Surf”, oils, 30×48. Contact her at to receive announcements and invitations.

La Vie Est Belle Open for First Friday Artwalk

La Vie Est Belle is featuring celebrated designer Wendy Mignot during Seaside’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 1st from 5-8 pm. Come by and support local artists, creativity and enjoy light refreshments.

Celebrate the works of local legend Wendy Mignot along with specialty brands available only at La Vie Est Belle. Shop Authentic Antique and Shipwreck Coins, Jimmi Wz handcrafted handbags, Merry Beth Myrick Pearl & Metal Bangles, Mignot Tribe Jewelry from Nico Mignot of Sayulita, One Eye Love Collection by Wendy Mignot and Laura Bailey, VIZA Jewelry by Violeta & Zak, Haute Hats by Gaelle Le Goff, and amazing photography by Dawn Champman Whitty.

Make plans to spend your first Friday of each month strolling Central Square and visiting Seaside Merchants from 5-8pm. Participating merchants will host special in-store exhibits and events showcasing their jewelry, art, fashion, music, wine and food. It’s a great way to start the weekend!

La Vie Est Belle is located on Central Square in Seaside, Florida. Stop in to browse fine pearls and leather collections as well as one-of-a-kind creations by other artists. La Vie Est Belle is open daily and you can call 850-231-4692 for more information. If you don’t have a “Wendy” yet, it’s time to join the tribe.