Join us August 5th from 5-8pm for this months featured artist
Lisa Mella Burridge
In viewing her artwork, one would have to say that Lisa Mella Burridge’s philosophy is definitely art imitates life. Grounded in Realism, and self-taught, her style is an attempt to celebrate life by paying close attention to detail, trying to capture it but humbly accepting that it is impossible to improve on it. Immortalizing the emotion in a child’s portrait, the serenity of a beachscape or the simple beauty of the colors in a blue crab are some of the motivating factors for Lisa’s artistic endeavors.
Born and raised in the south, with its great natural diversity, there is never a shortage of subject matter for her to choose from. She enjoys working mostly on a collaborative and commissioned basis, in order to highlight the importance of the client’s vision, taste, and personal style. Teaching is another way Lisa nurtures her passion for art. With 14 years experience, she owns and operates her own business, MellaART, where she teaches children in an extracurricular After School Art program as well as private lesson for children, adults and groups. She is involved in the community, where she teaches for the local colleges and often volunteers her time and skills in order to “give back”.
“All my life, even as a young child, I’ve been able to draw and paint. It was a source of self esteem and naturally evolved into a self-fulfilling prophesy. I consider it to be a gift and like all gifts, should be shared freely. Enjoy.”
We will also be sampling this months featured wines from Bogle
Daniel Ewert is an award winning nature photographer who makes his home in Pensacola, Florida. His photography has been published in a variety of publications and venues worldwide that include The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., Nature’s Best Photography Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, National Geographic Traveler Website, Discovery Channel Website, MSNBC website, the National Wildlife Federation and the Nature Conservancy. In addition to being a photographer, he is also an attorney in Pensacola, Florida for the law firm of Moore, Hill & Westmoreland, P.A.
Wednesday, June 3rd from 5-8pm, we welcome,
Being a Pensacola, Florida native I have access to all the treasures of the Gulf of Mexico. It has given me many subjects to transform into metal works of art. Each piece of art is created by hand; therefore no one piece is identical.
I have been diving and fishing for over 20 years and have seen my subjects in their natural environment. I use this to my advantage in trying to make each piece of aquatic art as realistic as possible.
All of the pieces are hand drawn and then cut with a manually operated plasma cutter. Once the pieces have been cut out I de-burr and polish them.
This gives you the final product that you see… Enjoy!
Sample some free wines that evening from – Indaba Vineyard, South Africa
2015 PSC Advanced Photography Sunset Photo Contest Winner
My name is Erin Amis. I am a small town girl from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was fortunate enough to grow up with loving supporting parents, an identical twin sister, and a beautiful cousin. I struggled with what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew I wanted to do something towards photography. My models started off as our family pets and stuffed animals, seriously. I chose to attend Pensacola State College for photography being that it was close to the beach, of which I enjoy. Now as it turns out, when I’m not doing photography, I’m doing photography. Photography is my calling, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtably drive me insane someday.
Join us Wednesday, February 4th, from 5-8PM
For the second year, Jaco’s will host the Pensacola State College Advanced Photography Program “Jaco’s Sunset Contest” as part of their Art à la carte monthly featured artist series. This is the final semester for students in the program whose curriculum includes obtaining experience in exhibiting their work. Jaco’s is excited to partner with PSC again this year to give these students not only the opportunity to exhibit their work, but also to support them in their artistic aspirations. Each student is allowed one submission; their classmates vet those submissions; and on February 4th they will display them at Jaco’s. That evening from 5-8PM there will be a special reception where the public is invited to meet the students, discuss their submissions, begin casting their votes, and even enjoy a sample of some featured wines.
For the month of February, the public is encouraged to visit Jaco’s and vote for their favorite photo. At the end of the voting, we will tally all the votes and a winner and runner-up will be selected. Both will receive an award and a prize. The winner also will receive the opportunity to be one of Jaco’s Art à la carte featured artists for a future month, giving them the opportunity to have an independent exhibit of their work.
Come help support Pensacola State College and a future artist by casting your vote during their competition!
Join us Wednesday, December 3rd, from 5-8pm as we welcome our featured artist and sample some great wines from Stephen Vincent
Our Featured Artis this month is Suzanne Tuzzeo
Suzanne Tuzzeo is an award-winning photographer who uniquely captures the perspective and light of ordinary and not so ordinary elements… with a twist. Suzanne creates photo art that includes local icons and reaches many points across the country and further, across the globe, to the magic of Asia. Her exceptional eye for creative content is combined with a personal tweaking of color with each photograph that is then accentuated by her distinctive custom photo finishing. It is these individual perspectives that make her work “speak” and makes Suzanne’s art the perfect addition to any collection. Make plans now to experience this very special showing.
Come sample these great wines from Stephen Vincent – California