Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 Annual Art Show .... A Fun Success!

Seascape Art Show participants and guests

Lanette Johnson winner of People's choice Award "Five Ducks in the Snow" 
From Left: Runner Up Winners Pat Faber, Bonnie Rollenhagen, Gina Schoenherr, Russ Watts.


Char Myers, a snowbird artist is proud to help client decide


The 2014 Annual Seascape Art Show and Sale was a great success and celebrated its 24th year. The event was recently held in the Conference Center of Seascape Resort in Destin.

Sharon Long, a local watercolor artist hosts this annual event to promote the work of her clients and friends that participate in her watercolor classes. She estimates around 500 locals and winter tourists attended the two day event that featured original art, prints, gifts, and cards from their watercolor creations. 
Faye nettles, local artist from Ft. Walton Beach

Participants were able to meet the artists in person, view their works and even purchase the pieces and gift items printed from their original watercolor designs.

Art Show attendees were treated to refreshments and a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award from Sharon’s current class participants. Each client could enter an original piece created in Sharon’s class or during her lessons to be voted on by those attending the event. This was the first year for the People’s Choice Award and attendees really liked the experience.

Lannette Johnson, a snowbird and part-time local from Hudsonville, MI took first place in the event with her watercolor titled “Five Ducks in the Snow” her second watercolor portrait of her grandchildren. She painted the portrait from a personal photo and loved seeing the image come together. 

Gina showing of her latest card designs to show attendee
Second Place was awarded to Gina Schoenherr, a winter guest from Wisconsin for her watercolor that featured a Destin beach scene with sand dunes. Third Place went to Bonnie Rollenhagen of Travers City, MI for her birch trees in watercolor. Fourth place was a tie and went to Russ Watts of St. Louis, MO for his detailed depiction of an old fishing boat and Pat Faber, a local from Destin. Faber’s entry featured a watercolor painting of a lion fish. 

Winners of the People’s Choice were awarded prizes donated by Sharon Long and Leslie Hathorn, event coordinators.

Long would like to thank all of the artists that participated in the event and those attending for their support of art and the artists creating it. “It is such a pleasure showing off these talented artists and their watercolor creations.” “We love our winter friends and attribute the success of the show to them”
                  



Sunday, December 22, 2013

2014 schedule

Hello to all!  This is a list of my current schedule. I hope to see you and catch up with all that is new with you. 

2014 WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE UPDATE

MONDAY - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pelican Beach Condos The Terrace Bldg (located across from Big Kahunas Water Park Destin)

TUESDAY - Morning Class 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Wyndham by Resort Quest in the Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach

TUESDAY Afternoon Class 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mainsail Resort (near Winn Dixie & Silver Sands Outlet Mall)

WEDNESDAY - Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Crab Trap Restarunt. Space limited so be sure to call to reserve a spot. Stay and join us for lunch afterwards.(ends in March will announce alternate location...Spring Breakers!

THURSDAY - 9:00 am - 12 noon Camping at the Gulf Hy 98 East end of Silver Sands Outlet Mall

FRIDAY - Private Lessons at my home (subject to availability and requires extra class fee.)

Come paint with me during my summer tour or here in Destin at my condo other times not listed above. Call 850-240-3220 to reserve a spot or email me sharin2art@aol.com. Hope to see you soon. Sharon

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sharon Long and Gretchen Pulley top left photo

Sharon Long was recently featured in the May Issue of VIP Destin Magazine for her work with the local Destin Women's Club and their fundraiser "Hats for Hope." Sharon's art was chosen for their advertising and overall theme. Her original watercolor "Straw Market" appeared in all their ads and posters advertising the event. Sharon Long and fellow artist Gretchen Pulley had their photo taken by the VIP Magazine while in attendance. Sharon was a guest of honor for her contribution to the local fundraiser held at the Sandestin Resort Linkside ballroom in Destin, FL. Participants wore hats in keeping with the theme of the event that raised money for a local shelter house. Sharon was thrilled to have her work chosen and was proud to be a part of the event.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hey! I have been so impressed with the exposure we are getting from our newest art gallery location in Destin, FL. Retail Therapy is our new home for our art work. Leslie Hathorn and I have sold several works and lots of prints and cards! What a fun adventure for us! I am excited to announce we have added a new card rack and some of my prints from my collection....including originals not previously available. Come by and see what we have to offer!

My watercolor paintings and gallery wraps are being displayed and sold at a new shop in the Destin, Santa Rosa Beach area on Hwy 98 called Retail Therapy. It is located in a quaint shopping mall next the restaurant Louis Louis on the left when coming from Destin.

It is a wonderful shop filled with local art from all mediums. I have originals, my latest prints for sale as well as cards, books and new canvas gallery wraps! It is a work in progress....so stop by and see my latest watercolors.

Leslie Hathorn, an associate has her work on display as well and her works feature beach themed pieces on wood, acrylics, tin punch art, vintage works, and creations on wood....and of course watercolors! Leslie is constantly adding new pieces..each week! She has sold every piece she began the booth with in the last 6 months so stop by often! You never know what she will be creating next.
Sharon and Leslie are available for comissioned pieces at any time! Have an idea? Contact us!

Come by and see what's new at Retail Therapy!

Check it on Facebook  Retail Therapy, SRB,Fl  or www.RetailTherapySRB.com


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sharon's Painting Chosen for Destin, FL Fundraiser


I was honored this week to have have my watercolor painting "Straw Market" to be selected as the logo for the Destin Women's Club Fundraiser called "Hats for Hope". It is appearing in their newspaper ads for the fundraiser and on their flyers announcing the event. "Hats for Hope" is a fashion show and luncheon that will raise money for the local shelter house. I am proud to be a part of such a great event and thrilled to see my painting in the ads! Prints of "Straw Market" are availbale for purchase. Contact me about getting your copy today!

"Straw Market" Watercolor 15x22 Original and Prints for sale

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

winter schedule

In addition to my winter schedule, there will be more dates and locations added soon.

winter schedule update

My 2014 winter schedule had been updated.

MONDAY - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pelican Beach Condos - The Terrace Bldg (located across from Big Kahunas Water Park Destin)

TUESDAY - Morning Class 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Wyndham by Resort Quest in the Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach

Afternoon Class 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mainsail Resort (near Winn Dixie & Silver Sands Outlet Mall)

WEDNESDAY - Mornings 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Crab Trap Restraunt. Space limited so be sure to call to reserve a spot.  Stay and join us for lunch afterwards. 

FRIDAY - Private Lessons at my home (subject to availability and requires extra class fee.)

Come paint with me during my summer tour or here in Destin at my condo other times not listed above.

Call 850-240-3220 to reserve a spot or email me sharin2art@aol.com.
Hope to see you soon.
Sharon