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Coming Soon: Joan Vienot’s Sea & Sky Exhibit

Joan Vienot is exhibiting her collection of paintings produced for her theme, Sea & Sky, at Anne Hunter Galleries at 25 Central Square in Seaside, Florida, March 1 through April 30, 2020.

Joan says “I am fascinated by the rapidly changing energy and imagery of both forms of water, from puffy summer cotton balls scudding across the sky, to dramatic threatening thunderheads, and similarly, the gentle lap of clear water on a calm day, and the roaring surf of an approaching storm.” Initially studying realistic color transitions and rhythmic patterns, the theme carried her into expressive, iconic imagery.

Open daily, the gallery will have a number of opportunities to visit with Joan.

Opening reception March 13 5pm-8pm

Mondays, demos and activities 9am-3pm

Thursdays, Meet the Artist, 5-8pm

First Fridays, wine and cheese, 5-8pm

Park in public parking on Road 283 across from Hurricane Oyster Bar, and take the Seaside Shuttle. Anne Hunter Galleries is at 25 Central Square, adjoining Amavida Coffee.

Or use valet parking in Seaside on Quincy Circle (west side), behind the Gallery.

Winter 2020 Workshops with Allison Wickey

Winter 2020 Workshop Schedule Announcement! pssst….And a Valentines Special!!

These workshops aren’t geared towards working artists, they are for people that need a little nudge into the world of creativity to be reminded that we are all creative. 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’, together we will coax out your creative side!
Of course anyone at any skill level is welcome and I look forward to working with you. Each student leaves with two paintings and practical, lifelong painting skills. All supplies are provided, BYOB.
Read below to see which workshops you want to try or sign up for all four and get a 10% discount.

*each workshop can hold 16 people, first come, first serve! If they fill up quickly a second workshop will be added on the following night, same time.

**if you would like to book a PRIVATE workshop for your group (birthday, bachelorette, team building, etc) just Email Allison – minimum 8 students.

INTRO to Color Theory – 1/22/20 6-8:30pm $95

Color theory introduces students to basic color mixing, how to make their own color charts and how to use specific color combinations to create certain visual effects like depth and shadow. This was my favorite and most valuable class in college and is a great building block for all workshops.

INTRO to Landscape – 1/29/20 6-8:30pm $95

The landscape workshop teaches basic skills on how to approach a landscape painting, including easy tips on where to start a landscape, how to scale and how to use color to create depth. I was blown away by the works created by my ‘non artist’ students!

INTRO to Portrait – 2/5/20 6-8:30pm $95

This portrait workshop is a really easy and a fun way to learn portrait in an expressionistic style. It sounds intimidating but I’ll ease you into creating an image that will make you proud. I’m pretty sure students in my portrait workshops laugh more than in any other workshop, its so fun!

INTRO to Abstract and Texture – 2/12/20 6-8:30pm $95

Painting with texture is really hot on 30A right now and students love learning to work with venetian plaster to create unique abstract work. I loved seeing how each student went their own direction in this workshop and they truly amazed themselves and were proud of their work!

Valentine’s Day Portrait Workshop 2/14/20 7-9:30pm $200 for two people- includes champagne, snacks and deluxe bonding

How to reserve your spot:
1)Decide which dates you would like to attend
2)Email with your choices
3)I will answer your email with directions on how to send payment and directions to the workshop. 

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.