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2018 Emerging Artists Announced

Posted May 31, 2018

James Amerson

A ceramicist and a photographer have been chosen as the 2018 Great Gulf Coast Emerging Artists this year. James Amerson of Pensacola uses a combination of ceramic techniques to create his unique sculptures. Lawrence Lazare, also of Pensacola, is a landscape and street photographer whose works suggest the grandeur of nature and the role of the human within it. 

The two artists will share a booth on O’Keeffe Alley at this year’s Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Nov. 2-4.

Lawrence Lazare

This is the third year for GGAF’s Emerging Artists program. The program is designed to introduce new artists to the art festival scene. Each year, two artists from the Escambia/Santa Rosa County area are chosen to participate. GGAF waives their booth fee and provides the booth that they will share.

The two Emerging Artists also are required to make at least one presentation about their art at a school in either Escambia or Santa Rosa County.

 

2018 Artist Awards »

Best of Show, Awards of Distinction, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Honor, and Awards of Merit winners from the previous year’s festival are exempt from the jurying process for next year's Festival.

GGAF International Artist Abigail Nnaji on WUWF »

WUWF's Sandra Averhart talks with Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2018 Invited International Artist Abigail Nnaji from Nigeria. 

2018 Poster Design Selected »

The selected 2018 poster was designed by Michelle Corley. Michelle’s worked for 23 years as a graphic designer in practically every facet of advertising design, from logo development to digital design and broadcast production. 

2018 Invited International Artist: Abigail Nnaji »

The 2018 Invited International Artist is Abigail Nnaji, an artist from Abuja, Nigeria. Her style is influenced by the academic and constant exposure through cultural interactions. She believes that expression should not be restrictive, rather a freedom of exploration should be employed in the creative process.

2018 Emerging Artists Announced »

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, in partnership with Artel Gallery, announce the artists selected for the Emerging Artists grant program.

2017 Artist Awards »

Harold Miller was awarded best of show for his sculpture. See the complete list…

GGAF International Artist Yume Matsuo on WUWF »

WUWF's Sandra Averhart talks with Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2017 Invited International Artist Yume Matsuo from Waykayama, Japan. Reaching World Peace By Making Circles.

2017 Invited International Artist: Yume Matsuo »

The 2017 Invited International Artist is Yume Matsuo, an artist from Japan. Born in 1986, Yume began drawing in her early childhood. Yume's home state, Wakayama, is the sister state of Florida.

 

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