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ArtsQuest Festival

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).

The submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11PM CST.
We’re calling all CAA member artists, makers and plein-air painters who have an interest in demonstrating their craft during the ArtsQuest Festival scheduled for May 9 & 10 in Grand Boulevard Town Center. 

If interested, please complete the brief application by clicking the link below. Submission deadline is no later than Thursday, April 9 by 5PM
The CAA is currently in search of artists intersted in adding to our line-up of weekly classes and speciality workshops at the Bayou Arts Center. Areas of interest often requested include (for all levels of learners): oil painting, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media, culinary, gardening and drawing. If you’ve got a specific topic or technique in mind, we’d love to hear about it! Week day, evening and weekend slots are available. For more information, contact Lee Greene via email at or call 850-622-5970. 

Sea & Sky show featuring Artist Joan Vienot

From March 1 to April 30, 2020, South Walton artist Joan Vienot will be exhibiting Sea & Sky, a collection of larger studio works produced on the title theme over the course of last year. Hosted by Anne Hunter Galleries at 25 Central Square in Seaside, Florida, the exhibit of 20 paintings illustrates Joan’s fascination with repeating forms in clouds and waves. To provide more opportunity to visit, Joan is offering a number of Meet-the-Artist receptions on most Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM, and painting demonstrations on Mondays from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

“Healing the Breach”, oils, 30×48

             Sea & Sky Activity Schedule, March 1 – April 30, 2020

  • Monday 3/2 9A-3P Painting demo – waves
  • Monday 3/16 9A-3P Painting demo – animal
  • Monday 3/23 9A-3P Demo, several painters – landscapes
  • Monday 4/6 9A-3P Painting demo – still life, set-up
  • Monday 4/13 9A-3P Demo, several painters – portrait, live model
  • Monday 4/20 9A-3P Painting demo 
  • Monday 4/27 9A-3P Demo, several painters – portrait, live model
  • Friday 3/5 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk
  • Friday 3/13 5P-8P Opening Reception
  • Thursday 3/19 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 3/26 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Friday 4/3 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk, Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/9 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/16 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/23 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/30 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Friday 5/1 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk

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“Storm Tide”, oils, 36×24

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.

20% Off Custom Orders by Allison Wickey


PRICE REDUCTION ON COMMISSIONS until Allison Wickey’s birthday FEBRUARY 8th. That’s 20% off all orders placed by February 8th.

Commissions are basically a special order that costs no more than buying a finished piece but you get the exact size, dimensions, subject matter and colors that you want totally customized for you. Commissions take 3-6 weeks to complete and if you’re local Allison will install it when finished! Visit Allison’s website to see current and past pieces for inspiration.

Call 850-420-8419 or email to set up a conversation or free in home consultation..* during this offer if you order more than one commission you get an additional 10% off for a total of 30% OFF ENTIRE ORDER

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.