Shelter House Fundraiser to Feature Mother-Daughter Artists

Tickets are now on sale for Shelter House’s 4th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, to be held Feb. 1 at Legendary Marine’s showroom in Destin. This year’s featured artists—two, count ‘em, two—are a unique mother-daughter duo, Kathy and Krista Schumacher. At the end of the evening, both artists’ paintings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in an exciting and competitive live auction.


The event is presented by Compass Builders, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, and Melissa Hines with Empowered Financial Strategies.


This chic, pop-up style wine dinner transforms Legendary Marine’s showroom into a chic, intimate venue with a trendy, metropolitan feel. Attendees will indulge in a five-course seated dinner featuring five of the area’s most respected chefs. Each chef will create a dish for their course, and Elite Worldwide Imports will be on hand selecting fine wines to pair with each dish.


Additionally, local distillery Timber Creek will offer craft cocktails, and Grayton Beer Company will feature their brews throughout the night. B-Boy Productions’ live DJ will command the music for the event, floating high above the dining area aboard one of the newest bay cruising yachts. Guests can preserve memories in the Epic Photo Booth and explore the expansive silent auction offering prize packages including fishing trips, restaurant experiences, custom art, spa packages and more.


Shelter House proudly announces the culinary lineup for the 2020 Palate & Palette Dinner: Camille Withall, executive chef, George’s at Alys Beach; Dan Pettis, executive chef and owner, One20 a Modern Bistro; Giovanni Filippone, executive chef and partner, Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast; Jack McGuckin, executive chef and owner, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits; and Tyler McMahan, executive chef, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A.


The Schumachers specialize in palette knife oil painting. Although they call Niceville their hometown, their work has been featured across the nation, most recently at an exhibition in partnership with Ferrari San Diego. While they both use the palette and knife technique, their subject style is quite different.


Kathy’s subject matter is diverse, and includes animals, landscapes, people, and dynamic florals. Her work is exhibited at several art shows throughout the country and galleries.


Krista’s artwork catapulted her to live and work in La Jolla, California. She was named one of the Top 21 Artists Under the Age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine and is the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego. Her subject matter focuses primarily on abstracts and landscapes.


Tickets for the event are $125 per person and can be purchased online at All proceeds benefit Shelter House, the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving both Okaloosa and Walton counties. Ticket pricing will increase to $140 per person Monday, Jan. 27.


For information on sponsorship, contact the Shelter House team at 850-243-1201 or email


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