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The Foster Gallery Reception!

the foster galleryYOU ARE INVITED!

The Foster Gallery Reception
at The Market Shops
The CAA Juried Art Show
Cultural Arts Alliance
artist co-operative gallery, will be featuring 15 juried member artists
for the
Come join us
Wednesday, August 31st
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bubbly & Beer, Wine & Hors d’oeuvres

The Foster Gallery’s FALL Artist rotation and The CAA Juried Art Show runs
August 29th to November 19th
2011 Artist of the Year Allison Wickey will have a featured
Art piece on the back wall.
All work in the gallery is original and for sale!

Local Artist Carol Frank at Story Night

artist Carol Frank

One of the local artists presenting on Monday night at Artists of 30A Story Night is Carol Frank! Carol will be bringing these two paintings and discussing the story behind each. We hope you will join Carol and other local artists on Monday night at 30A Songwriter Radio Coffee Shop.

Artists of 30A Story Night
Monday, March 14th
7:00-10:00 PM

30A Songwriter Radio Coffee Shop
2078 US Highway 98 W, Suite 108
Santa Rosa Beach, FL




Andy Saczynski Voted Best Local Artist!

Best of EC 2014One of the most well respected publications in the Florida panhandle, EC Magazine reaches from Inlet Beach to Pensacola. Each June since 2000, over 20,000 readers are asked to vote in 140 categories in their Best of the Emerald Coast Readers Choice Poll. The winners are announced in October, followed by a huge celebration party. In 2012, Best Local Artist was added as a category, and local residents voted Andy Saczynski as the very first winner. (This was the same month that Andy was selected as Visit South Walton’s Artist of the Year.) A year later, readers again voted Andy as the winner of that category. Now, for the third straight year, Andy has been voted Best Local Artist. He’s honored to have the local community recognize him in this way.

Andy Saczynski’s studio-gallery is located on Logan Lane in Grayton Beach. He creates pieces with recycled and re-purposed materials, along with found objects. All of his work is displayed downstairs, reaching up the 20-ft walls. Visitors are allowed and encouraged to come upstairs to see Andy’s studio space and watch as he develops mixed media assemblage pieces. Over the past few years, his unique style has captured the attention of customers, fans, and even national companies. In fact, you can find Andy’s art on Immaculate Baking Company’s products across the United States. It’s easy to see why he was voted Best Local Artist again this year.

The 14th Annual Best of the Emerald Coast event is hosted by EC Magazine to benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast. Held at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on the evening of October 25th, this popular and well attended celebration party will showcase this year’s winners, including Andy. The public is invited to an evening of food, fun, fashion, and entertainment. Your ticket will allow you to sample from the best restaurants, shopping, and businesses on the Emerald Coast.


To learn more about Andy, visit his website or see his page here on the Artist’s of 30A.



Meet Local Plein Air Painter and Sketch Artist Joan Vienot

Joan’s paintings are energetic and full of luscious strokes that draw you in with plenty of texture and color. When I first met Joan, she was painting outside as she often does. Unfazed by flies and hot Florida afternoon sun, she whipped out a painting in oil of some bicycles and palm trees near Rosemary Beach. Her fluid style is catchy. It’s no wonder that painting was purchased within a few minutes of completion. Joan’s passion for art is evident in her style and passion. You are in for a real treat if you have not already experienced Joan’s artwork. I encourage you to visit her website at http://joanvienot.com. You can also read more about her on this website here.

The Moore Family Folk Art – Catch! A Three State Junk Art Tour

Moore Family Photo-webJune 2014 – October 2014
(Rosemary Beach, FL – Ft. Collins, CO – Knoxville, TN)

The Moores have recently embarked on their most ambitious exhibit schedule to date. Over 100 pieces of the Moore’s southern-fried folk art will be on display in three states over the next five months.

Alan and his daughters Isabella (age 13) and Emma (age 10) have been creating their iconic bottle cap fish for their junk art tour they call “Catch!” – inspired by their two home states of Florida and Colorado.

Recently the Moore’s went “paintless” in their folk art bringing all the color to their work through the medium of vintage soda/beer cans and bottle caps. The Moore’s new pallete includes over 2000 soda and beer cans to choose from, all dating back to the 1960s and 1970s. Their studio also boasts of having over 60,000 neatly organized bottle caps-vintage and modern, domestic and international. It is not rare for Alan or one of the girls to make a fish with caps and cans from Germany, Russia, Canada, Thailand, S. Korea, the US and several other countries.

Alan, who began making upcycled art as a child, began involving his children in his art world five years ago. Isabella and Emma have gone from helpers at art festivals and in the studio to budding artists selling their own art across the country. The girls also teach recycled art classes to kids their own age. Isabella and Emma are now fully engaged in what the Moores call “The Moore Family Folk Art.” Alan’s boys, Aidan (8), Liam (6), and Kian (3), are great helpers and are starting to dabble in the folk art world.

The Moore’s Catch! Tour can be seen during the month of June at Amavida Coffee and Tea in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Mugs Coffee Lounge in Ft. Collins, Colorado will be the second destination with art on display in June and July.

The tour’s final stop will be at The Tomato Head in Knoxville, Tennessee. The famous Tomato Head is described by the New York Times as “the nexus for all things hip and happening in town”. The Tomato Head owner Mahasti Vafaie found the Moore’s folk art bottle cap fish online and reached out last year about the fall 2014 exhibit. The Moore’s art will be on display at The Tomato Head in September and October of this year.

You can find all about the Moore’s art at: www.floridafolkart.com and www.coloradofolkart.com.


Catch 2014 Tour Flyer-web


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.

Meet 30A Artist Lori Drew

I recently had the pleasure of discovering the work of local 30A artist Lori Drew. Her work is beautifully inspired by the delicate area where the water meets the sand. Her work is characterized by texture, softened edges and layers of color. If you have not yet had the opportunity to view Lori’s work, I encourage you do so. It will be a treat to your senses.

Read more about Lori here.