Join us April 1st for the 2015 PSC Contest Winner, Erin Amis

2015 PSC Advanced Photography Sunset Photo Contest Winner

Erin Amis

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.


Pensacola State College Advanced Photography Program, Jaco’s Sunset Photo Contest

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!

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Join us for Art à la carte

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 for Art à la carte

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.

Check out Suzanne’s Website

 Come sample these great wines from Stephen Vincent – California


Join us October 1st for our Featured Artist

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

Bio Page


And don’t forget we will be sampling some great wines from Ferrari Carano this month during the event!

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September 3rd Featured Artist

Join us this Wednesday from 5-8PM as we welcome Featured Artist Lindsey Gray


Lindsey was born on March 3rd in Long Island, NY and raised in Gulf Breeze, FL.  She graduated from Gulf Breeze High School and is currently a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at UWF.  Lindsey has always been interested in and moved by art. Lindsey’s passion for the arts is more of a craving or a need, if you will, than simply a desire. One of Lindsey’s dreams is to work at the MOMA where she can be surrounded by art all day. Art is her happiness, as she was just put into the world to create and make something out of nothing, so she says.  Ask Lindsey for more details by sending her an email at, instragram @colorgrayareas, and facebook – colorgrayareas

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August 2014 Featured Artist

Join us August 6th from 5-8pm as we welcome this months Featured Artist

Jim Sweida

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

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July 2014 Featured Artist

Daniel Baradon

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.