2016 PSC Advanced Photography Sunset Photo Contest Winner
Paula Preston Turner
Paula Preston Turner is a Fine Art Photography student at Pensacola State College and set to graduate in May 2016. Paula’s background includes traditional black and white and color darkroom printing techniques in film and digital media. She is a recipient of three scholarship awards from the Pensacola State College student honors exhibition and an award from Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grille in their annual Sunset Photo Contest.
Paula’s love of nature is expressed in her fine art lumen prints; a cameraless process dating back to the 1800’s. While traveling rural back roads she has discovered derelict time capsules filled with dust-covered objects, which allows her photography to resonate with stories from the past.
Join us from 5-8PM and sample some great wines while you enjoy Paula’s art
Join us March 2nd as we welcome this months featured artist Lindsey Gray and announce our winner and runner up of the Pensacola State College Advanced Photography Sunset Photo Contest.
Lindsey Gray Artist Biography
Lindsey was born in Long Island, NY and raised in Gulf Breeze, FL. Since an adolescent, Lindsey has always been interested and moved by art. Her passion for the arts is more of a craving or a need, if you will, than simply a desire. She is currently a Bachelor of Studio Arts student at UWF and will graduate this year.
My paintings explore the relationships between modern techniques and traditional German expressionism. I am often inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, Egon Shiele, and Robert Delaunay. As I continue my studies, I find myself intrigued by the process of purpose. I enjoy experiencing personal growth through new inspirations, and leaving the viewer with possibilities of what is to come.
March Featured Wines
For the third year, Jaco’s will host the Pensacola State College Advanced Photography Program “Jaco’s Sunset Contest” as part of the 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. The students determine the best photographs to submit and display in the restaurant on February 3. That evening from 5 to 8 p.m. 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 samples of featured wines.
Throughout the month of February, the public is encouraged to visit Jaco’s and vote for their favorite photo. Voting can also be done on Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille’s Facebook page. At the end of voting on March 2nd, organizers will tally all the votes where a winner and runner-up will be selected. Both will receive an award and a prize. The winner will also be one of Jaco’s Art à la carte featured artists for a future month which gives them the opportunity to have an independent exhibit of his or her work.
Come help support Pensacola State College and a future artist by casting your vote during the competition in the restaurant or on our Facebbok contest page
Join us Wednesday, December 2nd, from 5-8 for a very special Art à la Carte!
In addition to our monthly featured artist we will also do a special tree lighting of the Christmas tree we planted out in our flower beds and most importantly the presentation of a check to the Ronald McDonal Charities from the sale of all the November wreaths that were provide by the ΑΔΠ Sorority. Come join us starting at 5PM for all the activities.
This months featured artist is Chuck Lisner
Photography has taught me to see. Before photography I could only look. Seeing is much more exciting. It is my hope that through my work you will be able to see more clearly the created world and the world we continue to create.
I have always felt that music touches the soul in a way that nothing else does. Music helps one feel the power beyond. But maybe song is not singular with this endeavor. Maybe art can strike the soul as powerfully as music.
Some of my most exciting work is the time when I am alone behind the lens. My calmest time in life is at night shooting a scene that cannot normally be seen but is always there; the milky way, an hour after sunset with the rich blue sky, a blue heron standing in the water on a foggy night. Life is always around us if we can only see.
George DeWolfe, a master printer said “A masterpiece is a simple act of responding authentically to the world in a moment of time.” When I click the shutter I may be in a crowd of people or I may be in a gentle breeze but I am always alone looking through the lens trying to capture the moment, not a second in time but that fleeting moment.
I enjoy the creative process. It is my hope that my images provide you many moments of enjoyment.
This month we are hosting a very special Art à la Carte! We are partnering with Alpha Delta Pi sorority from UWF and selling Holiday wreaths where all proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. On Wednesday, November 4th from 5:00pm-8:00pm there will be a Ronald McDonald House representative at the restaurant to talk about their mission. Stop by the restaurant to purchase a wreath in support of “the house that love built”!
Join us October 7th from 5-8pm for Art à la Carte as we welcome
For over 30 years, I’ve been a photographer, filmmaker, and all around creative person traveling the world on assignments for companies like General Electric and Lockheed Martin.
In more recent years, I decided to concentrate my efforts in still photography with a focus on Gulf Coast landscapes and architecture.
So today, you might find me on the beach before dawn looking for that next amazing sunrise. Or maybe at sunset shooting one of this region’s iconic settings. I’m shooting all the time and expanding my catalog weekly, so to see my latest work please visit me on the web or like me on Facebook at /photographybyallenjones.
While you are enjoying his great photographs you can also enjoy some free wine samples from Byron & Liberated
Join us Wednesday, September 2nd, from 5-8pm as we welcome this months featured artist, Christy Hayes.
Christy Hayes is an emerging artist, who was born and raised in the South. She graduated from UAB, in Birmingham, Alabama, with a B.S. in English and Fine Art.
In the last 16 years, Christy has lived in Northern California, Connecticut, Alabama, and Georgia. During those years, her paintings went from mostly acrylic works, to watercolors, to paper paintings, to oil paintings, and lately, poured acrylic abstracts. She is inspired by Norman Rockwell, American Impressionist painters, seasons, moments, and personal photographs.
While living in Connecticut, she was a member of the West Hartford Art League, and was exhibited in a juried Canton Artist Guild show, and two juried West Hartford Art League shows. Recently, Christy’s work was shown at the Marietta Museum of Art, in Marietta, Georgia, as a part of the Trilogy Show. She continues her art education through classes and workshops, and regularly tries to learn something outside of her usual mediums, in order to improve her craft. She also teaches Drawing and Collage classes for children and adults.
Christy has been a member artist at Gallery 4463 in Acworth, Georgia, and is currently a member artist at the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic, in Marietta, Georgia.
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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