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An Update from Artist Betty Pinkston

Betty is teaching a Continuing Education class in Mixed Media at Northwest Florida State College January 27 thru March 8. This 6 week class is already full!
Betty will be continuing to teach a weekly Acrylic class on Thursdays at Cultural Arts Alliance from 12:30 -3:30.
Betty’s paintings can be found at:
Foster Gallery “One Size Fits All” Exhibit Show and Sale
Sacred Heart Hospital “Twins” Show and Sale at the Hospital Pop-Up Gallery
ECTC Pop-Up Gallery “Abstract Expressionism” Show and Sale at Grand Boulevard
Big Mama’s Hula GIRL Gallery member with works for sale



FRI FEB. 3 + SAT. FEB. 4
11:30AM – 3:30PM

Pop in to see designer + ceramicist Amber e Lea’s full collection of hand-sculpted porcelain jewelry + ceramic home objects.

With delicately painted raw gold + silver details on the surface of modernist, striking shapes, the designer’s line comes with a large dose of aesthetic wonderment.

New designs will debut.

Meet the designer, try on some mini wearable sculptures + sip champagne while doing so!



30A Artist Kate Wilson to Have Show in NYC!

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Condesa, Artists of 30A member Kate Wilson in Plurality of Expression. The exhibition will open on January 21, 2017 and run through February 10, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, January 26 from 6-8 PM. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist 

Segmented or bleeding, but invariably multifaceted, Kate Wilson’s paintings in gouache, mixed media, and oil prioritize form. In Wilson’s more figurative works, planes of bodies and faces are reduced to vibrant patches of color. Meanwhile, each fluid abstract work layers and teases out ghostly forms, maintaining depth even at their haziest. Wilson strictly delineates colors in some areas, while allowing the pigments to seep outward into fuzzy rings in others.  The result is work that flows with motion and light where the carefully applied tones meet and contrast. Wilson finds inspiration in these dichotomies between control and entropy, sometimes taking a work to one extreme or the other and sometimes applying both techniques to the same canvas, achieving a focused balance. The forms in each painting, combined with the soft pinks, blues and neutrals that make up so much of Wilson’s work, create undeniably serene images. 

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Kate Wilson lives and works in Los Angeles. Travel, femininity, and spiritual curiosity inform Wilson’s work, so that each painting becomes emblematic of the artist’s personal experience. 

Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017
Reception: Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Kate_Wilson.aspx

Meet South Walton Artist Kathleen Broaderick!

If you have not already seen the work of local artist Kathleen Broaderick, be sure a check it out! Whether she is painting landscape, wildlife or still life, each stroke is energetic, loose and colorful. Kathleen’s brushwork is somehow energetic and calming at the same time, kind of like a hazy dream you don’t want to forget when you wake up in the morning.

Check out more of Kathleen’s work here: Kathleen Broaderick

Watch Local 30A Artist Joan Vienot Paint Camp Creek Wetlands

My best friend Leslie Kolovich‘s home and studio look out over the beautiful wetlands of Camp Creek Lake, one of the rare coastal dune lakes of Walton County in Northwest Florida.  True coastal dune lakes, which periodically exchange water with the sea, exist in only a few places in the world. Ginger Jackson Sinton has written a book about our lakes, Rare Coastal Dune Lakes: Biodiversity and a Sense of Home.  A contributor toSoWal.com, she writes, “Walton County defines coastal dune lakes as shallow bodies of water located within two miles of the coast that occasionally intermingle with the Gulf. The lakes are composed of both fresh and saltwater from tributaries, groundwater seepage (from the uplands and the Gulf), rainfall, and coastal storm surges. Their levels rise and fall due to frequency, strength, and duration of storm activity, tidal flows and wind conditions. When water levels reach a critical point the lowest level of the beach opens up, creating a temporary outlet, or outfall, into the Gulf.”  (Click for whole article.)

This past Wednesday afternoon found me at Leslie’s studio. The late afternoon sun was painting the top of the marsh grasses with golden light. Leslie has often said that I should paint from her upstairs porch, so we went up for a look, and I immediately went back out to my pickup to get my painting backpack.  Early morning and late afternoon light require fast work because the light and shadows are changing so fast. Leslie shot a few short videos showing the progress of my work. I had toned an 8×10 canvas panel a light muted tannish-green, and I chose that panel for this painting so I wouldn’t be worried about white glaring through if my brush skipped over any of the canvas — an unnecessary concern as I painted alla prima impasto.

Below are five of the videos Leslie shot, sometimes with talking, sometimes not.  It’s difficult for me to talk while I’m painting, and Leslie and I had a few laughs about that as I sometimes struggled for words!

Oil painting of the wetlands at Camp Creek Lake, South Walton county, Florida

Introducing Seagrove Artist Linda Sasse

When I met Linda Sasse at her studio, boy was I for a treat. Her Seagrove studio adjacent to the Old Florida Fish House is a hidden gem. Right away your senses are welcomed by large 3ftx3ft contemporary paintings. Each painting is acrylic layered with many opaque and transparent layers creating a visual feast for the eye. The canvases are full of interesting texture as well. Linda’s creative spirit is just sweet as the paintings themselves. I strongly encourage you to meet Linda Sasse and check out her paintings at her Seagrove studio.

Read more about Linda here.


Thursday, October 17 at The Hidden Lantern Gallery

The annual Scenes of South Walton Art Show is upon us! This year marks the 12th anniversary of this fundraising art exhibition, featuring a select group of 22 artists from the local art landscape.

Working across various media from the traditional to the contemporary―oil to photography to glass mosaic―Scenes of South Walton presents a stunning collection of no fewer than 38 works. With the arresting beauty + enchantment of the vicinity in translation, this suite of work aims to encapsulate in one room the natural wonders of South Walton.

Proceeds benefit the South Walton Community Council.



Meet the artists, raise a glass to a great cause + find the newest addition to your art collection.
Best in Show, Runner-up + Honorable Mentions will be announced.
Live music by Kyle Paxton.

Catherine Dickson (Owner of Catherine Dickson Fine Art, Santa Rosa Beach, FL)
Laura Granberry (Publisher/Designer of BeachLIFE magazine + Co-owner of The Art of Simple, Seaside, FL)

Margaret Biggs
Melody D. Bogle
Carl Ann Cain
Didon Comer
Jamie Conley
Betty Cork
Judy Dewar
Lori Drew
Emily Ellis
Kathy Harrah
JoAnne Jones
Peggy Jones
Linda Kernick
Sue Carol Knight
Helga C. Letourneau
Susan Lucas
Melanie Moore
Patricia Overholt
Rebecca Perrot
Christine Ramey
Janet + Steve Thomas
Domi Williams

The SWCC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of several hundred residents, property owners, employees, neighborhoods + business owners. In 1995, growing out of a need for grassroots expression, a group of dedicated citizens gathered to make a difference in their community. They recognized how preserving + protecting the unique coastal environment would enhance the quality of life for all who visit or choose to to call South Walton home. After 18 years these volunteers are going strong. For more information go to www.SouthWaltonCC.org or follow us on Facebook.

Established in 2010, The Hidden Lantern Gallery is committed to the visibility of local + regional emerging artists. Exhibitions feature works of art in various media, with prominence given to painting + sculpture, but where traditional materials are utilized in unconventional ways. It is the unlimited possibilities inherent in art-making that incite + motivate our work. With the creative process at the fore, it is our hope to engage + inspire.


The Hidden Lantern Gallery
84 N. Barrett Sq.
Rosemary Beach, FL 32461


Image: Carol Ann Cain, Turkey Creek Impressions, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. $1200.