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
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
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”
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, 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.