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2021 Invited International Artist: Lara Sophie Benjamin

Posted February 05, 2021

The Festival selected Lara Sophie Benjamin, a painter from Nicosia, Cyprus, as the 2021 Invited International Artist.

Lara draws subject matter from her everyday surroundings and finds significant resonance in ordinary sights and spaces. Lara is interested in their experiential nature, subjective and selective readings, and the light and the forms created within them. 

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GGAF Poster Contest Open »

Here’s a chance to become a part of Pensacola’s art history! The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is accepting submissions to its 2021 poster design competition through August 6. The winning artist receives a $1,000 cash award. The winning design will be featured on posters, T-shirts and other GGAF promotional items for the festival. Posters have become a regional collector’s item.

2021 Invited International Artist: Lara Sophie Benjamin »

The Festival selected Lara Sophie Benjamin, a painter from Nicosia, Cyprus, as this 2021 Invited International Artist.

2021 GGAF Posters Available Online »

Get your 2020 GGAF Poster. Festival Committee invited local artist Kreg Yingst to create a poster for 2020 in his original woodcut print design. His work captures some of the feelings of 2020 and is a positive memento for the past year. This limited-edition of 250 posters are each signed and numbered by the artist. Order yours online.

2020 Children's Poster Contest »

The winners of the 2020 GGAF Children's Poster Contest have been announced. The contest was open to Escambia and Santa Rosa county children ages 4 – 11. This year's theme is “Home Sweet Home.”

COVID-19 Forces Cancellation of 2020 Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival »

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival. The decision to cancel the Festival is a tough one, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, the health and safety of arts patrons, volunteers, artists, sponsors, vendors, and festival participants must be our top priority.

2019 Artist Awards »

Best of Show goes to Don McWhorter, Ceramics. Find his booth at Picasso 29. See the complete list of award winners…

GGAF International Artist Esmeraldo Abalde on WUWF »

Sandra Averhart talks to the 2019 Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival Invited International Artist Esmeraldo Abalde from the Philippines.

2019 Poster Design Selected »

The 2019 Festival poster is based on a painting by Emily Woodson, an illustrator, graphic designer, and painter living in Pace, Florida. She has a BFA in Illustration Kansas City Art Institute. Emily is part of the marketing team at Levin Rinke Realty.

 

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