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
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
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, January 7th from 5-8pm and meet this months Featured Artist…direct from Paris – Patrice Brunet
Patrice Brunet was born in 1963 in Normandy, France. He discovered the joy of painting when he was given a painting set on his eighth birthday. It was love at first sight!
Patrice graduated from boarding school, in Normandy, in 1981. Before joining the army, he worked as a guide on a Seine riverboat. After his stint in the army, Patrice worked as an antiques dealer. He traveled throughout Europe buying art and antiques. During this time, he continued to paint with passion and studied under Belgium artists.
In 1990, Patrice opened an antiques and art store at the Paris flea market. He opened an antiques and art gallery in Paris in 1995.
Patrice visited the United States on business for the first time in 1996. In 1999, he moved to Pensacola, Florida working as an antiques and art dealer. He later moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 2003, continuing his work as an antiques and art dealer.
Patrice became a full time artist in 2006, painting and selling his original art. In 2007, Patrice became a listed artist.
After years in New York, he’s back in the south and continues his dream of painting, selling original pieces throughout the United States and Europe.
Join us November 5th from 5-8Pm as we welcome this months featured artist, Cindy Mathis Lewis. You can see more about her on her
We will sample wines that night from
Chateau de Parenchere
Join us as we welcome Troy Beshears as our Art à la carte, October Featured Artist.
Come meet him Wednesday October 1st from 5-8pm and come enjoy and purchase his work for the entire month of October inside Jaco’s!
You can read more about him on his
And don’t forget we will be sampling some great wines from Ferrari Carano this month during the event!
Join us August 6th from 5-8pm as we welcome this months Featured Artist
His work will be on display and for sale all month but join us for this intimate in restaurant event where you can meet Jim and sample some great free wines!
Jim Sweida • Pensacola, Florida
Is it a Photo or a Watercolor?
You may wonder if the images you are looking at are really photos or watercolors. They certainly don’t look like photographs.
The truth is, they really are photographs…with one big difference. They are not printed on traditional photo paper, but rather on watercolor paper. And therein lies the unique difference.
When printing on watercolor paper, the colors are softened, which produces a more subtle color tone and vibrancy. Plus, the watercolor paper provides a visible texture that is missing when printing the image on photo paper. The end result is an image that looks more like a painting than photography.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I headed west in the mid-’70’s to escape the snow and cold of the frozen tundra.
First stop was Phoenix, Arizona. It was there that I became interested in the history of the ancient Native American and Spanish archeological sites of the Southwest. For the next 10 years I explored and photographed the area extensively.
From there it was on to California where I spent the next 21 years continuing my interest in the history of the area. Most notable are the historic Spanish Missions and ancient sites of the American Southwest.
Now located in the Pensacola area, I capture all of the beauty and history that is the Emerald Coast of Florida.
I have been a juried member of Blue Morning Gallery in Pensacola since 2008 and have exhibited in several local art shows, including the Pensacola Museum of Art’s Art in the Park, the juried members exhibition at the Pensacola Museum of Art, and The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida.
My work is also represented and sold through several U.S. National Parks and leading retail outlets throughout the Southwest, West, Alabama & Florida.
Jim Sweida • Pensacola, Florida 32534
805-295-9655 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Come sample this months Spirits from Hess Select
Daniel (Dan) Baradon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Field Biology. His passion for wildlife photography goes back to his undergraduate thesis, The Life History of the Yellow-billed Magpie at Rancho El Chorro, San Luis Obispo County, California, where he observed, annotated, and photographed the behavior, interaction and socialization of the Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) in a natural setting over a 2-year period. The Yellow-billed Magpie is only found in the central coast of California and nowhere else in the world. Also during this time, he pursued many artistic endeavors that ranged from Art, Landscape and Wildlife Photography, Stained Glass to lost-wax cast sculpture and jewelry. Upon graduation in 1978, he attended a year of graduate school in Soil Science and joined the United States Air Force in 1979. He served for over 24 years and retired in 2004. His assignments took him overseas to Germany and Denmark where he studied Stained Glass, Marquetry with two German Meisters (Masters in their subject areas), framing and matting, and took in a lot of classical and historical artwork throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, Greece, Denmark, France and Belgium).
After a long layoff in Photography, he has come back to his roots. With the support of his family, he has rediscovered his passion for a wide number of genres within the photographic medium. His passion for photographing people, musical artists, wildlife, landscapes is reborn in many of his recent works. Living in Florida and the beautiful gulf coast on and off for the last 29 years has provided him an open canvas for wildlife photography and the many of the beauties present here.
Jeff Grew up in Southeast Michigan, and attended Airport Community High School in
Carleton. Received a Fine Arts Scholarship to Monroe County Community College
studying both Painting and Ceramics. Later majored in Graphic Design/Illustration at
Oakland Community College, received Associates Degree of Arts and Science; also
attended Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI., for advanced design. Business
owner of ACEART since 2002.
Painting imaginative abstract formations on canvas has been my favorite subject for
many years. Acrylics- as a primary medium using a mix of “Old World” color with a
“New World” contemporary look and feel. I am determined to work each piece a little
different with texture and color. These fundamental basics have been the balance and
break though for many of the works. Painting with more open flare and expression
seems to release new attitudes and sensations, thus allowing my sub consciousness to
take over on shapes. “Having the freedom to paint with all my devotion has made a
tremendous impact on how I do things now…with all the disciplines and traditional
restraints now broken, one gets a feeling from the work that clearly demonstrates this
display of passion and freedom”