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An Update from 30A Artist Susan Lucas

Out of over 1000 entries, Susan has been selected to appear in the bool series, Studio Visit. Scheduled to be released this summer, StudioVisit is distributed to over 2000 galleries, museum curators, and art aficionados throughout the country. It is an annual publication by Open Studios Press, Boston, MA. One of the paintings selected is It’s a Journey 2, 30×30”.


Susan’s painting, Sunset Glow has been selected for Art Matters, to provide art in public places. Large reproductions of the work are hanging in front of the new Hyatt Hotel in Grand Boulevard.Thanks to the CAA, Grand Boulevard, and the Hyatt for this opportunity. The original is available at the Foster Gallery, also in Grand Boulevard.

Mixed Media Artist Kay Richoux Becomes President of Lafayette Art Association

Artist of 30A is proud to announce that local mixed media artist, Kay Richoux has accepted the position of President for the Lafayette, La Art Association. Kay maintains a home and studio here in Florida and in Louisiana. She works with acrylic, encaustic and more. Read more about Kay here.

Kay was also one of 16 artists to artistically design a pointe shoe that was auctioned off by the Lafayette Ballet and Theater Company’s reception for “The Nutcracker” along with their Grand Opening Ceremonies. All to raise money for their new building.  The grand opening was October 6, 2017. It was an honor to be chosen for “Pointed Works of Art.”

Local Artist to Open Gilbert Glassworks Teaching Studio

South Walton local, Russ Gilbert, owner of the renowned Fusion Art Glass galleries is pleased to announce the opening of Gilbert Glassworks; a private teaching studio for adults that will explore a variety of glasswork techniques. Gilbert opened his first glass gallery in Seaside, FL over 20 years ago and has over 40 years of experience creating art glass. After many years of planning, it is with much excitement Gilbert Glassworks opens it doors, with the intent of providing fun and educational opportunities for the community. 

Techniques and methods used in fused glass, flameworking and glassblowing will all be a part of the curriculum.  From beginner workshops that will explore the basics of glass techniques to advanced studies featuring national and internationally known artists, Gilbert Glassworks will be the premiere hot glass facility on the Emerald Coast.  

The Grand Opening/Open House will take place on December 30th at which there will be various demonstrations as well as giveaways and door prizes. For online scheduling or further information, please visit

Paint at CHROMA art gallery!

CHROMA’S December paint and sip class is now open for registration. Paint “Point Washington Poinsettia” with Kathleen Broaderick on Thursday December 7th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. All supplies are included including holiday cheer. No experience necessary.  Food and drink are welcome. Click here to register. CHROMA is the studio and gallery of South Walton’s 2018 Artist of the Year, Kathleen Broaderick. 3925 West County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach.  1-844–5-CHROMA.


Creative Classes at The Blue Giraffe

License Plate Art & Pop-up Shows and Power of Journaling Workshops are the two creative classes offered at The Blue Giraffe this December!

License Plate Art & Pop-up Shows

December 22, 27 & 29 from 10am-4pm, walk-ups are welcome.

Create your own license plate artwork with local artist “Cho”. Fun for the entire family! 

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Power of Journaling Workshops

December 29 from 5-7pm, and December 30 from 10am-Noon

Author and Christian Life Coach, Miriam Ezell will help you create a journal that resonates with your soul. All supplies are included. 

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