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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

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.

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)

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. 

Walton Artist Selected as Ambassador for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, and Awarded Artist Residency

Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious honors of Ambassador and Artist-In-Residence for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting.

Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival with Vienot selected as one of the four Ambassador artists for this year. The event will focus on the natural environment as the area communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. 

“I am happy to have been selected a second time. I also served as an Ambassador in 2016, so I know it to be a big job, some of the hardest work but also some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. It involves mentoring artists new to plein air, one-to-one, in two hour sessions, 3 sessions a day with a different artist each session, working with 15 artists over 5 days,” said Vienot.

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Vienot is being housed in Cape San Blas for a week to observe, learn, and paint scenes relating to the event theme focusing on the natural environment as it recovers from the effects of the recent hurricane. Vienot also is looking at mitigation efforts including the installation of living shorelines, planting sea oats, and restoration of longleaf pine forests. She will be taking a walking tour of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and attending two workshops at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. She will give a presentation and exhibit her residency paintings at the Paint-Out in May.

In addition to the four ambassadors, the invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists, exhibits, a collectors’ forum, distinguished guest speakers, and more. To register for workshops or learn more about the festival go to:

About Joan Vienot 

An avid paddleboarder and nature photographer, artist Joan Vienot often returns to scenic areas, palette in hand, capturing a scene on canvas en plein air. Born and raised in Colorado, Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado with majors in fine art and in health, physical education, and recreation. Vienot taught art and coached girls sports in the public high school in her hometown before moving to Seagrove Beach in Northwest Florida in 1980, where she developed and managed a pool service business for the next 35 years. Since selling her business, Vienot now is pursuing her art career fulltime. Her art can be seen by appointment at her studio in Point Washington in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Selected works are at Bohlert-Massey Interiors in Panama City Beach, and at East End Gallery in Inlet Beach. She blogs and posts her work online at and on Facebook at Joan Vienot Art and Instagram @JoanVienotArt. 

Tuesday Artist Meet Up

Artist friends,  please join us in January at our Tuesday Artist Meet Up group!  (location tbd) Local artists meet the first Tuesday of each month for coffee and shop talk often at a local coffee shop or at one of our studios.  Discussions are open and revolve around business issues like selling art in our area, social media, shipping, shows, etc.  We break up @11.  We have a facebook group too where we can post questions to each other and good articles we find, etc., throughout the  month.  Please send me an email if you want to be on the email list/FB group. Our local artists are so generous! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone and learning and sharing.

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