Invited artists display their finest studio work inspired by their plein air work from the Forgotten Coast event. This exhibit exemplifies the tradition of artists taking a series of smaller pieces produced out of doors back to their studio, and producing larger, fully developed paintings you will see in the Master's Gallery. All works are available for viewing and purchase.
As the natural environment of the Forgotten Coast has changed, especially after Hurricane Michael, artist Joan Vienot has spent a week documenting the changes to our region. Be sure to check out her work and see the transformation of our natural world through her eyes.
Be sure to check out the amazing selection of young talent produced by local students of Student Art Day. You'll be amazed at the quality of painting produced by young people from Gulf and Franklin County schools.
Florida’s Finest, Plein Air Ambassadors Exhibits features new works from the 2019 Florida’s Finest Ambassadors as well as works by past Ambassadors. The Unforgettable Forgotten Coast: Plein Air Remembers exhibit, features paintings from past events. The Forgotten Coast is one of the last vestiges of “Old Florida,” but the area is changing quickly. Hurricane Michael changed it radically in one day, especially Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas and Eastpoint. Carabelle, St. George Island, and Apalachicola also sustained coastal damage. It is the role of plein air to document and memorialize the Forgotten Coast as it was and save those memories for future generations.