THROUGH SEPT. 29. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY’S (ADSO) “RUINS” AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Features work depicting artists’ concepts of ruins. For more info, call 850-244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.
THROUGH SEPT. 30. ADSO WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
This month’s spotlight shines on Helen Blair, who offers a varied selection of pen and ink, oils, acrylic and collage, all with a realistic flavor.
THROUGH SEPT. 30. KYMBERLY ANNE HOWELL HEARTSONG’S “PHASES OF LIFE” EXHIBIT AT DESTIN LIBRARY
Working in full-bodied acrylic paint with rich texture, Heartsong captures abstract realism’s full range of emotion through the use of strong color juxtaposition and vibrant sensuality through bold body postures. Heartsong will donate 25 percent of all art sales to the library. More at HeartsongArtworks.us.
THROUGH SEPT. 30. CINDI NEWHOUSE EXHIBIT AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
The extremely talented Newhouse was featured in the Aug. 24-Sept. 6 Beachcomber.
SEPT. 22. GRAND OPENING AT KATHLEEN BROADERICK’S CHROMA STUDIO & GALLERY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
View a large selection of Broaderick’s original art and check out the studio and upcoming classes while enjoying celebratory drinks and hors d’oeuvres. More in this issue’s Art Galleries section and at www.CHROMA30a.com.
OPENS SEPT. 26. NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRI-COUNTY FINE ARTS SHOW AT C.H. “BULL” RIGDON FAIRGROUNDS, FORT WALTON BEACH
Sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, the show runs through Sept. 30. Exhibit hours are 5-10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception Sunday, Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Artwork in every medium will be on display. High school and middle school art will be a special feature. Call 850-582-1329 for info.
SEPT. 27. ADSO LUNCHEON WITH KYMBERLY HEARTSONG AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., join artist and entrepreneur Heartsong, who shares her knowledge about electronic reproduction, copyrights, recommended online companies and more. Cost is $12 before Sept. 25—after that, $15. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Risa at 850-376-3901.
OPENS OCT. 1. ARTIST OF THE MONTH JOAN VIENOT AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
The award-winning oil and plein air painter is featured on this issue’s cover.
OPENS OCT. 3. ADSO’S “STEAMPUNK” GALLERY SHOW AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
The exhibition runs through Oct. 20 and features artists’ interpretations of the Victorian Era with steam-powered and clockwork-inspired technology. Opening reception Friday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. For more info, call 850-244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.
OCT. 6. FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK AT GULF PLACE, SANTA ROSA BEACH
Join Gordie Hinds and the Artists at Gulf Place from 4 to 7 p.m. for art, refreshments, live music and more. If you’re an artist interested in participating, email email@example.com.