2019 Artworks Christmas Party and Dirty Santa Gift Swap

Join us all at Artworks Studio & Gallery on December 7th, 6pm, for our 2019 Christmas Party. Talis Jayme of Artworks Studio & Gallery will be hosting the party this year along with all of the gallery artists and Villagio businesses. 325ZeroHunger, the nonprofit with the mission of ending childhood hunger in the 32506 and 32507 zip codes of Escambia County, is our 2019 Charity Organization of the Year, and this will be our fifth year with Noah Moseley hosting our Dirty Santa Christmas Gift Swap.

325ZeroHunger Charity Contributions

Bring food for the hungry. 325ZeroHunger is working with seven (7) elementary and middle schools in our geographic area and will make sure that our food contributions are distributed to those children and families in need in our area.  We encourage our party guests to bring a food contribution for this wonderful charity. The following food items would be greatly appreciated by families this organization serves:  Pasta, Pasta Sauce (in a can, not glass), Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Chili, Ravioli, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits.

This Christmas party at Artworks is one small chance for us to help address local childhood hunger, but it is a HUGE part in the lives of those children. Bring any of the items suggested above as your contribution. Donations will also be accepted.

Dirty Santa Christmas Gift Swap, 7:30pm

Bring a wrapped gift if you would like to play in our Dirty Santa Christmas Gift Swap where you can steal gifts from someone else and they can steal from you – all in good fun and everyone who plays leaves with a Christmas gift. We suggest wrapped gifts of about $20 in value. The Dirty Santa Christmas Party will start at 7:30pm.

Do you have a favorite ugly Christmas sweater? Wear it to the party for a chance to win our Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition. The winner will be announced after the Dirty Santa Gift Swap.

Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served for everyone attending and a cash bar will be provided by the Jellyfish Restaurant and Bar. Party attendees are welcome to bring food and beverages to share. More details will be posted here as possible. The public is welcome to join us so tell all of your friends. Call Noah Moseley if you have questions (334) 538-0580. Thank you. We hope to see you and your friends at the party.

Merry Christmas!
~Talis Jayme

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2019 Frank Brown International Songwriters Night at Artworks

Artworks Studio & Gallery is honored to again host one evening of musical entertainment as part of the 2019 Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival. We welcome Sassafrass (JoJo Billups and Karen Harvill), Nick Branch, Gove Scrivenor and Mac Walter - all very talented singer/songwriters sure to provide a wonderful night of entertainment.

WHAT:  Frank Brown International Songwriters' Night at Artworks
DATE:   November 12, 2019
TIME:   6:00pm-9:00pm

Cash Bar. Listening Room.
Outside seating available pending weather.
A $10 cover charge is appreciated for our performing songwriters.

Frank Brown Posters available for purchase.

For official information about all of the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival, visit http://frankbrownsongwriters.com

What is the Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival?


NOVEMBER 7-17, 2019

The 35th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will feature more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters in venues along the Florida / Alabama Gulf Coast from November 7-17, 2019.  The festival is an opportunity for seasoned and aspiring songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard, and for the public to learn the stories behind the lyrics that only the song’s author can express.  During this exciting 11 day festival, performers will be hosted in over two dozen venues from Downtown Pensacola and Perdido Key, Florida, into Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Bon Secour and Silverhill, Alabama.


Artist of the Month November 2019 Gove Scrivenor

Gove Scrivenor, better known for his musical prowess, is the Artworks Studio and Gallery November Artist of the Month. Gove’s art and photography of people, places and things is inspired by his musical travels. He will also perform at Artworks on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. during the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival. 

Following a stint in the Navy as a sonar Tech aboard submarines, Gove headed to Nashville to pursue a music career, recording four albums and playing on numerous sessions for many of the big names. He also did voiceovers for National Geographic. 

“I've always been an artist in one form or another and now enjoy creating the fine art and photography works that have until now been hiding away in the recesses of my mind,’’ he said. “My work incorporates photos of people, places, and things I've come across in my musical travels and are then digitally manipulated to create these pieces. I have no formal training and rely completely on my imagination to pull me through.’’

Meet the Artist
Tuesday, November 12th
7:30-9:00 pm
Appearing with Mac Walter and Nick Branch

CLASSES: Ceramics with Christina Steffen

Christina Steffen is teaching ceramics classes at Artworks Studio & Gallery every Wednesday and/or Friday morning from 10:00AM to 12:30PM. For the beginner classes, choose from a variety of ceramic ware to paint and take home: Mugs, Plates, home d├ęcor and more. For the advance classes, learn simple techniques of hand-building using clay. Choose from a variety of hand-built ceramic pieces to create. Each finished piece will be glazed and fired. The advance class is a 2 day class. All materials are included. Contact Christina at (314) 226-4269 to confirm availability.

Beginning Class: $35 and up

Advance Class: $50 and up

Watercolor and Acrylic Art Classes with Talis Jayme

For any and all aspiring artists and friends, Artworks is offering watercolor and acrylic art classes Tuesdays and Thursdays led by our very own Talis Jayme. These classes are open to anyone of any skill level. You are only limited by your imagination.

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 10:30-12:30 or 1:30-3:30

Instructor: Talis Jayme

Call (850) 261-9617 for details and reservations.

All art materials are provided.

Welcome to Perdido Key!

CLASSES: Mandala Dot Art with Candi Randolph

Candi Randolph is offering Mandala Dot Art Classes at Artworks Studio & Gallery every Monday evening from 5:00-7:30pm. Learn how to make beautiful Mandala Dot art on 4x4 canvas. First time and beginners are welcome. Please RSVP to (317) 696-0063 to confirm availability. All materials are included. Classes start at $30/student.

CLASSES: Jewelry Making with Cynthia Hobgood

Cynthia Hobgood is offering jewelry making classes every Monday morning at Artworks Studio & Gallery. Beginner and intermediate levels are available. All materials are included. Please RSVP to (850) 332-5098 to confirm availability.

Classes Offered: Jewelry
Every Monday 10:00-12:30

Beginner: Easy Stretchy Bracelets
Intermediate: Making Connections
Themes: Bridal Parties, Holidays Beach Life
Know before you buy
Gold, Silver, Gemstones, Pearls

Classes start at $30/student RSVP 850-332-5098
All materials included.

ARTIST: Patricia Winter

Patricia Winter joined Artworks Studio & Gallery in September 2019. Patricia's beautiful art features seascapes, sailboats, local and exotic wildlife - all wonderfully on display at the gallery. Email Patricia at patricialwinter@gmail.com if you have any questions about any of her work or if you would like to meet her in person at the gallery.

ARTIST: Candi Randolph

Candi Randolph joined the gallery in September 2019. Candi's meticulous dot paintings cover a broad range of subject from area sporting teams, wildlife and landscapes. Contact Candi by email at Candi.Randolph@gmail.com if you would like to speak with her about any of her pieces or to meet at the gallery in person.

Artist of the Month September 2019 Christina Steffen

Join us Friday September 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm and Wednesday September 11, 2019 at 11:00 am to meet Artworks' Artist of the Month: Christina Steffen.

Meet the Artist
Friday September 6th at 4PM
Wednesday September 11th at 11AM

Christina Steffen is Artworks Studio & Gallery's artist for September.  St. Louis native and retired high school teacher, Christina moved here 3 years ago. After visiting the area during many spring breaks, she and her husband fell in love with the Perdido area. Christina loves combing the beaches for shells and driftwood getting creative inspiration, while her husband scuba dives for "gems" to integrate into her art.

Labor Day End of Season Sale

Labor Day End of Season Sale
Meet & Greet the Artists

August 30, 2019
6:00-8:30 PM

Live Music | Refreshments

Special End of Season Art Sale!

Come and meet local artist from Artworks Studio and Gallery on Friday evening, August 30th. Enjoy refreshments and live music preformed by the artist at Artworks.

Artworks is also having a Labor Day End of Season Sale. Artist will be offering special pricing or discounts on their work.

This will be a fun evening, so please join us and help celebrate are local artist and the end of a great summer. Everyone is invite. Tell your friends!

Artist of the Month August 2019 Noah Moseley

Join us August 3rd, 17th and 31st to meet Artworks' Artist of the Month: Noah Moseley. 

Meet the Artist
Saturday's August 3rd, 17th, 31st
1:30pm - 5:00pm
Light Refreshments

Noah Moseley is a self-trained artist who has lived on Perdido Key since 2003. He began his artistic career around 2008 thanks to the recession and Microsoft layoffs - he had plenty of time on his hands and art was an easy hobby. Perdido Key lent itself to Noah for landscape impressions and Noah's acrylic on canvas island pieces soon led him to Talis Jayme's Artworks Studio & Gallery where he has been a resident artist since 2009.

While impressionist island paintings continue to be a staple of his work, he does not limit himself to just islands. He has added impressionist paintings of sea life found on and around Perdido Key to his collection as well as patriotic paintings like the American flag on display at Jim's Firearms in Pensacola. You will find Noah's palm trees, beach scenes, brightly-colored crabs, parrots and more decorating residences and businesses from Orange Beach to Perdido Key, Pensacola and even as far away as Hong Kong.

Twelth Anniversary Party in Perdido Key Live

Perdido Key Live's Kelly Baughman wrote a very flattering article on the gallery's 12th anniversary party. Read the whole article on their website at https://perdidokeylive.com/5775-2/

Thank you, Kelly. Thank you, Perdido Key Live.

12th Anniversary Party Pictures

It was great seeing everyone on July 6, 2019 for the gallery's 12th anniversary. It was such a great group of people mixing artists and musicians with family, friends and fans. Here are a few of the pictures from the party. We look forward to seeing all of you often. Have a great summer!

Artist of the Month July 2019 Cynthia Hobgood

Artist of the Month
Cynthia Hobgood



WHEN: Demonstration Saturdays, July 13th & 20th, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Light refreshments

We all learned bead stringing in kindergarten using macaroni and yarn. At about the same time I discovered rocks. Just sitting in the dirt searching for the “pretty ones” no driveway or gravel pile was safe from pilfer-age.

Still searching for the prettiest rocks, today I travel the world via trade shows and the internet searching for quality gemstones, semi-precious gemstones, pearls, crystal, artisan glass and metals. At the very heart of beautiful jewelry are these beautiful gifts from nature.

Once selected, characteristics of the heart or focal piece guide the design. Unique designs come from new pairings and combinations in colors, proportion, texture, balance, and scale. The design’s practical considera-tions are wearability, construction and camouflage.

But my first necklace some 40 years ago wasn’t a circle at all. I had not yet learned to close the circle with a clasp. I started stringing and hand knotting pearls with no real objective except keeping my hands busy. Sixteen feet later I had a new hobby and an open- ended lariat. I still love it!

Moving from hobby to business is the result of being “discovered” by Artworks owner Talis Jayme. The quirky little gallery and its very talented artists always have something there to make you smile. Because of Talis my pretty rocks, pearls and I are happily at home.

Cynthia Hobgood Jewelry
Jewelry making demonstration
Saturdays, July 13th & 20th
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Light refreshments

12th Anniversary Celebration

WHAT:  12th Anniversary Celebration
WHEN:  July 6, 2019 6pm-8pm

It is amazing how fast 12 years have flown by. We have had a great little gallery here on Perdido Key and are proud to invite all of our patrons, fans, friends, family current artists and past artists to our celebration party. We will have refreshments and entertainment and it will be great seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Artist of the Month June 2019 Jo Billups and Karen Harvill

Jo Billups and Karen Harvill have been named Artists of the Month at Artworks Studio & Gallery. Join us all in congratulating them and meet these two ladies in person on June 8th 2:00-6:00pm for book signings, live musical entertainment and light refreshments. 

WHAT:   Meet Our Artists of the Month
WHEN:  JUNE 6, 2019  2pm-6pm

Author Jo Billups

Jo Billups was born in New Orleans , La. and is an Environmental educator who uses music and storytelling as an integral part of her work with children. She spent many years as a music teacher at Montessori School of Pensacola where she developed the ABC’s of Ecology educational program with Karen Harvill. Their love of nature has taken them across the country to inspire children to work together for the good of the planet. There are six books in the ABC’s of Ecology series and two CDs. Jo currently lives in South Alabama.

Illustrator Karen Harvill

Karen Harvill is a freelance illustrator, wildlife artist and musician who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her intense love for nature and concern for a healthy environment have fueled her collaboration with Jo Billups to form the ABC’s Of Ecology book and music series.Karen has illustrated all six books in the ABC’s of Ecology series. She shares her passion for the planet in music and art.

ARTIST: Wanda Hubbard

ARTIST: Wanda Hubbard

Wanda Hubbard, was born in Birmingham Alabama and is a self-taught artist. She enjoys painting using vivid colors, studying the techniques used by other artists and experimenting with varying techniques/styles.

She began painting in the late 70's with watercolors; botanical themes being her favorite. As an inexperienced painter she was drawn towards watercolors because painting with watercolors is relaxing and forgiving. In the early 90's she began working with oils.

Wanda's work, spanning over forty years, has included various mediums (watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink and resin) but one thing has stayed the same. From the first watercolor to her work today with alcohol inks, her love of brilliant colors continues.

Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours May 2019

Artworks Studio & Gallery is proud to be a participating member of the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours. Everyone is invited - Chamber Members and Non-Members.

PKACC Business After Hours

Villagio Town Centre
13700 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL

 Wednesday, May 15, 2019  5pm-7pm

Artist of the Month May 2019 April DeLatte

Artworks Studio & Gallery names April DeLatte as Artist of the Month for May 2019

April DeLatte has won numerous awards including first place in the Gulf Breeze Art Festival. April offers original, one-of-a-kind window art, notecards, shell and sand dollar paintings and original window shutter art. Known for her eclectic art; from oils of lighthouses, tropical fish, to murals with beach depictions and hand painted bags April offers so much for the art aficionado. Custom hand paintings, portraits, landscapes, seascapes, collages and more.

Visit Artworks Studio & Gallery Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm during the month of May to view April DeLatte’s creations and see April demonstrating some of her techniques and work. For more details about happenings contact Talis at 850-261-9617.

Maritime painting by April DeLatte, is oil on glass, from a window recovered from East Pensacola and is over 100 years old.

Dorothy Tugwell Pilurs 1924-2015

One of our beloved artists at Artworks Studio & Gallery over the years has been Dorothy Tugwell Pilurs. Dorothy left us in 2015, but she left us with many fond memories and many beautiful works of art. All of the following works are pastels on paper. This is a small tribute to Dorothy and her legacy from all of us here at Artworks. We love you, Dorothy.

We love you, Dottie!

Dorothy Tugwell Pilurs
January 16, 1924 - September 12, 2015