THROUGH AUG. 31. ADSO WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
To provide a convenient art gallery for the community, ADSO presents month-long FREE exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street. The August spotlight shines on Dale Gauvin and his students. Mr. Gauvin teaches the “Old Masters” and other techniques at ADSO every Tuesday.
THROUGH AUG. 31. SHARON LONG EXHIBIT AT COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
Sharon Long is a local watercolor artist, instructor and publisher who has lived in the area for 30 years. Ms. Long’s specially designed palette system simplifies the process of creating rich, vivid colors and strong values. Through painting and teaching, she shares her inspirations from her life of travel with her husband Robert.
Sharon credits Robert for introducing her to watercolor techniques.
They traveled five months out of every year for 18 years, teaching and sharing everything they know about their art form. “Courtyards of New Orleans,” a series Robert painted, is included in this exhibit.
Since Robert passed away in 2008, Sharon continues with their innovative style and easy-to-follow instructions that give both novice and experienced painters confidence when working with watercolor.
Her vibrant paintings are in public and private collections internationally. You can reach her for information, classroom opportunities and commissions at email@example.com.
– Nan Ream
THROUGH SEPT. 2. ADSO’S “PRIMARILY RED” SHOW AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
Art in multiple mediums that are (at least) 75 percent red.
THROUGH SEPT. 30. THE FOSTER GALLERY’S FALL ROTATION IN GRAND BOULEVARD TOWN CENTER, MIRAMAR BEACH
Artists include Melody Bogle, Gayle Campbell, Marscha Cavaliere, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Skip Deems, Rebecca Dier Hart, Sandra Horne, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Jason Lindblad, Merry Beth Myrick, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Jenna Varney, and Martin Zurla. Call 850-837-3037 or visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com for more info.
THROUGH OCT. 27. THE FOSTER GALLERY’S FALL ROTATION IN THE RUSKIN PLACE ARTIST COLONY, SEASIDE
Artists include Marscha Cavaliere, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Patrick Connolly, Skip Deems, Joyful Enriquez, Linda Kernick, Marian Pacsuta, Mary Redmann, The Salty Sparrow, Jenna Varney, and Krista Vind. Call 850-837-3037 or visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com for more info.
THROUGH FEB. 14, 2020. ROSEMARY BEACH SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
The second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture along Scenic Highway 30A includes 16 sculptures by 16 artists. More at rosemarybeachsculpture.com.
AUG. 16. MELANIE MOORE’S “BOTANICAL DREAMSCAPES” AT ENLIGHTENED STUDIOS, FORT WALTON BEACH
Join Ms. Moore starting at 7 PM for a one-woman show and art sale featuring contemporary and colorful watercolor explorations of the natural world.
AUG. 17. ADSO’S URBAN SKETCHERS
Meet at 9 AM in the parking lot of Cordova Mall in Pensacola. Sketching will take place inside, followed by lunch and discussion. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUG. 22. ADSO’S DRINK & DRAW
Meet at Juana’s Pagodas in Navarre Beach at 6 PM to draw (and drink) whatever you like. For more info, email email@example.com.
OPENS SEPT. 1. SOUTH WALTON HIGH ART STUDENTS EXHIBIT AT COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
Dr. Vivian Komando’s AP art students (grades 9-12) display their work for the month of September. South Walton High School had a 100 percent pass rate on its 2019 AP Studio Art Portfolios for the 32 students that submitted portfolios to the College Board.
SEPT. 14. ADSO ARTISTS’ STUDIOS TOUR AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
Beginning at 9 AM, participants will carpool to five different studios in the FWB area, where they will meet the artists, see their spaces, and learn how they work. The tour will end at approximately 3 PM at ADSO with refreshments and door prizes. And, yes, there will be a lunch break in there somewhere.
Cost is $25 ($20 for ADSO members). Space is limited, so make your (paid) reservation by Sept. 1. Call 850-244-1271 for more info.
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