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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.

 

Call for entries for 2018 Heritage Artists »

Applications are open for the Heritage Arts area of the Festival. The area is always an extremely popular area offering learning and sharing experiences combined with the unique artistry of objects crafted as they were in times past. Located in the Pensacola Historical Village, GGAF Heritage Arts area is nestled along Zaragosa Street and on the grounds of historical buildings.

2018 Emerging Artists Announced »

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

2018 Emerging Artists Applications Open »

Applications are open for the GGAF Emerging Artists program. This program seeks artists who have limited experience participating in arts festivals to give them guidance in what is involved in being in an arts festival. Two artists will be chosen to participate in this year’s festival. GGAF will waive fees for the two chosen artists and will provide a mentor to help guide them through the process. Details…

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.

2017 Poster Design Selected »

A design by Daniela de Castro Sucre has been selected for the Festival Poster for 2017. Daniela was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Daniela has been painting since she was 7 years old. She is currently studying Graphic Design at Pensacola State College and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards.

2017 Emerging Artists Announced »

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

 

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