Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery Open for First Friday Artwalk

Hula on over this Friday at Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery at 303 E Ruskin Place in Seaside from 4-7.  Entertainment by JB Dyess will be provided in the park too.  It will be a fun evening for all ages.  
Mary Newby, Owner
Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery
303 E Ruskin Place
P.O. Box 4916
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850-231-6201 gallery
901-210-4048 cell

Mardi Gras Art After Hours

Mardi Gras Art After Hours Friday, 4-7 p.m.

Unmask your love of art, food and fun, and parade around the gallery as we celebrate Mardi Gras at East End Gallery this Friday for our monthly Art After Hours. Jambalaya, Cajun Corn and Kale Salad, and King Cake Cookies will surely delight. Collect some beads and be festive as we celebrate the Fresh Start collection of works by 24 regional and local artists, hand selected by interior designers Carolyn Simmons, Julie Liebetreu and Melissa Denton.

East End Gallery
10952 E Co Hwy 30A, Suite B, Inlet Beach
Next to Shades Bar & Grill

Library Artist of the Month Invites All to ‘Take A Walk In The Park’

Yosemite National Park

Mixed media artist Lori Drew invites you to take “A Walk In The Park” as her solo show opens at the Coastal Branch library Friday, March 1, featuring all new impressions of the natural beauty of our National Parks.

Drew, 2017 South Walton Mixed Media Artist of the Year, said she wanted a new challenge for this exhibit. “We’ve been hiking national parks each summer for 10 years, and I have beautiful photographs to use for inspiration. It felt like a good time to challenge myself with new palettes and a more diverse view of nature’s beauty,” she explained.
The oil and cold wax artist is known for her peaceful representations of the Emerald Coast and its shorebirds. She steps out into a whole new creative world with this new collection, never before exhibited. Viewers will enjoy her impressions of Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Acadia, the Rockies, Olympic, the Everglades and more. She promised to include several works from our local state parks.
Drew further explained, “Like my paintings of our amazing beaches and coastal dune lakes, these works are not representational, but rather my impressions of the landscapes — both up close and from a distance.” Mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, geothermal formations, swamps and rain forests, sand dunes and paths in the wilderness create a sense of peace for the artist, and her intent is to share that serenity with everyone.
More information about Lori Drew can be found on her website, Her studio/gallery is located in Point Washington, and other works are available at East End Gallery in Inlet Beach and at The Front House Gallery at Emerald Coast Theatre Company.

Art After Hours at East End Gallery

This new art collection is so fresh and fun! Join us Friday, Feb. 1 from 4-7 for free refreshments and a mini pop-up of one-of-a-kind art and jewelry from featured artists. The Salty Sparrow will be on hand showcasing new jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day. Pink is the color of the day! This is the first event for “Fresh Start” with over 50 works selected by three local interior designers, Carolyn Simmons, Julie Liebetreu and Melissa Denton. 850-252-5150

An Update from Artist Susan Lucas

Susan Lucas has had work selected to be included in volume 41 of the book, Studio Visit.
Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books published by Art Studios Press, featuring work selected by professional curators and museum personnel. The books are available in bookstores.
Susan’s recent work can be seen at East End Gallery, the Emerald Coast Theater, and by appointment at her studio/gallery.

Gumbo & Gorgeousness

Good food and great art are yours to enjoy Friday, Jan. 4 at another Art After Hours at East End Gallery, located in Suite B, next to Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach, 4-7 p.m. The evening’s lite bite menu includes gumbo, mini muffulettas, cajun deviled eggs, fiesta dip and chips, and of course homemade cookies. This will be our final event for the Moments & Memories exhibit. Select artwork at discounted pricing.
10952 E Co Hwy 30a, Suite B, Inlet Beach

Artists Called to Submit Work

The CAA invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival happening May 11 – 12, 2019 in South Walton, FL, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.

Artists who apply before January 31, 2019 will receive an early bird jury and booth rate fee. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oils & Acrylics, Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Wood (including furniture). Read the full press release here.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: January 31, 2019
DEADLINE: March 8, 2019

The Artist Call is NOW LIVE for those interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Underwater Museum of Art deployment scheduled for Summer 2019. Click HERE for details and to access to the application. Please note, interested artists must create an account at CaFÉ prior to beginning the application process.

The submission deadline is Thursday, January 31 at 11PM CST. 

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Spring Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for January 29 – April 22, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for February 5 – April 29, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete one. The submission deadline is Friday, January 18 at 11PM CST. Click here for details and to access the application.