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An Update From Artist Susan Lucas

Crooked Creek 2   36×48”

Susan Lucas is introducing her new body of work this week. “My Landforms series has evolved into a focus on the landscape as seen from above. Some paintings are inspired by views out an airplane window and others are imagining a known place as it might appear from a height.” The new work will be posted on Facebook over this week and can be seen at Please contact Susan for more information.

An Update From Artist Lynette Moody

From Lynette Moody:

Greetings to all of you! I am hoping this email finds you all well and safe. It’s a difficult time for many. But…it’s spring and the world outside doesn’t stop for a virus. Birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Enjoy. Many of you know that I have moved to the Panhandle of Florida from Arizona. My style of art has changed a bit. I still do some Southwest designs. But a few things have been added…namely bronze flamingo and mixed media palm tree. The tree is a 6 ft wall piece in aluminum, bronze and fused glass. Right now, I’m working on a pelican wearing a hat! While all art shows have been cancelled indefinitely, all art is available for purchase and shipping. Go to my website If you find something that will brighten these days, let me know and I will answer any and all questions. Please stay well and stay safe.

This is Flo. She is a bronze flamingo with four foot long legs and pink high tops. She is guaranteed to make you smile. Indoors or outside to greet visitors. Can be shipped.


East End Gallery Announces New “Brainstorm” Collection with Art After Hours Event Friday, Feb. 7

There are no storms brewing in Inlet Beach, but there is a whirlwind of incredible original art at East End Gallery, located on the corner of Hwy 30a and 98 in the Shades Bar and Grill complex. The new “Brainstorm” collection, showcasing 17 local and regional artists with 62 new works, is designed to get you thinking and feeling about fine art in a new way.

And what better way to kick off the new collection than with an Art After Hours event, as the gallery joins the Artists of 30a’s First Friday ArtWalk on Feb. 7, from 4-7 p.m.! Grab a glass of wine and a plate of homemade lite bites, then stroll through the gallery with a new perspective, embracing the unexpected as your brain opens up and creates a storm of sensations.

East End Gallery is, in itself, the result of creative brainstorming. The “why not” question was asked two years ago. Why not combine a title company with an art gallery, introducing new homeowners to the art world and fueling the synergy between both Blue Title and East End Gallery. The location represents a collaboration between art and business thought to be a first of its kind in the area. The gallery coexists in the same space as Blue Title, one of South Walton County’s leading title companies. The partnership provides the gallery and its art with a high-end, high-traffic location and exposure to people who love and invest in our community.

Now, in it’s seventh rotation exhibit, which changes quarterly, the gallery is excited to share new works by local artists Jenna Varny, Patti Overholt, Laurel Siwicki, Brendan Parker, Renee Broxson, Curt Couch, Krista Vind, Debi Perkins, Lori Drew and Robyn Martins. Regional artists include Trish Land, Laurie Kwo, Michelle Jones, Gina Hecht, Jules Williamson, Keri Keene and Laurens Cottens.

The “Brainstorm” collection will be featured now through April 3, with Monday – Friday hours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, call or text 850-252-5150.

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”

An Update From Joan Vienot

“Sea and Sky” will be an exhibit of paintings by Joan Vienot at Anne Hunter Galleries, 25 Central Square, in Seaside, FL. The exhibit will run during March and April of 2020.

Joan writes, “This is a collection of at least 20 works I have been painting this year to exhibit next spring at Anne Hunter Galleries in Seaside, Florida. It is a series inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding estuaries near my home in Northwest Florida, capturing what I think are universal qualities of the sea and the sky. When I begin a series, I never know where it will take me. What starts out as pictorial realism may grow into non-representational abstraction — what will seem to me to be a logical progression will most certainly represent a leap in creativity when I look back on the year. I’m excited to have it on the calendar for next March and April!”

 One of the first paintings of the series is “Rolling Emerald Surf”, oils, 30×48. Contact her at to receive announcements and invitations.

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

Big Mama’s is proud to showcase the art of the mother/daughter duo “Salt Weaver”.  Come meet Deanna Weaver and Kristy Salter and check out their beautiful art.  The gallery will have many sales too, including 20% off wood sunglasses and recycled glassware.  Refreshments will be served too.  Come have fun with us this Friday 4-7. 

An Update From Allison Wickey

On September 1, Allison Wickey gave her gallery to another artist – Mary Ellen DImauro a clothing designer. She still carries Allison’s work in her space so pop in and say hi to see her beautiful space and some of Allison’s pieces! Allison Wickey also shows work at Lovelace Interiors in Inlet Beach and is currently exhibiting in Amavida at Rosemary Beach.

Allison Wickey works out of her warehouse studio in Santa Rosa Beach and she often takes appointments there – feel free to text her and make time to come by to check it out! 850-420-8419

Check out her new artwork at To order commissions or ask questions email her at

Storyteller Series at East End Gallery

East End Gallery invites all art enthusiasts to experience its new collection of original works from local and regional award winning artists. The Storyteller Series includes personal notes from each artist revealing a look inside the process and inspiration behind the creations and is open Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm at the boutique gallery next to Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach. 

New Works by Lori Drew Enhance New Restaurant in Town

Looking for a new dining experience on the east side of town? Steve Carpenter recently opened Phat Crab in Carillon Beach town center and requested the oil and cold wax art of Lori Drew to complete the laid-back atmosphere of his newest restaurant. “What better way to offer a special treat to the community than to mix local art and fine dining,” said Drew. Twenty-three new works adorn the walls and all are for sale. “I am honored to be a part of this new venture, adding a delightful spark of enthusiasm to a great little town center.”Phat Crab is open from 5-10 p.m. every day except Wednesdays.

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all CAA member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Fall Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for July 16 – Sept. 30, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for July 30 – Oct. 27, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete one.Submission deadline is Friday, June 24 at 11PM CST.

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all artists and vendors interested in submitting for consideration in the 2019 Flutterby Arts Festival scheduled for October 19 – 20 in the beautiful Watersound Origins community. All submissions will be juried and invitations to participate will be sent out Wednesday, September 18. You will have until Friday, September 27 to accept the invitation to exhibit and pay your booth fee. Those invited artists who apply by July 4 will pay a discounted early-bird booth fee of $125. Those invited artists applying after July 4 will pay a booth fee of $150
Submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 16 at 11PM CST.

The CAA is calling all artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 32nd Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival scheduled for May 9-10, 2020 in Grand Boulevard Town Center. 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). Apply before September 10, 2019 and receive an early bird jury fee.
Submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11PM CST.