Gallery Night artists are an elite group of talented creators who share their art with thousands of visitors. At each event, Gallery Night Pensacola selects one extraordinary creator to be our Featured Artist.
“My creative vision is fueled largely by nostalgia & science. With a hunger to ever expand the boundaries of my imagination, I strive to maintain a level of uncompromising artistic integrity.
As far back as I can remember, I always knew art was my calling. My earliest memories I had a pencil & paper in hand ready to draw whatever ideas came to mind.
My latest focus has been this pseudo 3D mixed media style, which is something I just came across by experimenting with varying textures & media. I wish I could remember how the idea came to me, but it was simply something I tried one day & liked the result, so I continued creating works in this format. My hope is that my work can spread joy & spark a sense of wonder in all who see it.”
Connor Baldwin Glass works out of First City Art Center to create glass-blown pumpkins, vases, fish and more.
A 2018 featured artist, Loren Miller is a visual artist from Pensacola, Florida, who specializes in contemporary realism. He describes his style as “Americana-Nouveau”. He creates figurative works in oil, graphite, and charcoal. His works are dark, in earthen tones, and light is used carefully as the tool to create an emotional gravity. His work utilizes classical techniques to imbue the modern elements of everyday life with significance.
Sculptor Lou Mitchell Courtney has been focused on the medium since 2003, shortly after she moved to Pensacola from North Carolina. You can see her work on Gallery Night, December 20 at the Featured Artist tent at the intersection of Palafox and Romana. After that, you can see her work displayed at Gallery Night Merchant Blue Morning Gallery.
Artist Murat Caglaroglu creates leather masks and journals through an ancient process. “Each item is made from a special “ Bageta” leather which has been processed the same way by hand for over 400 years.The leather is submerged in water until it becomes soft and supple.Once it has reach the proper consistency,it is then hand sculpted and shaped. After drying,it reaches its final form with unique leather paints and varnishes.”
Derick and Buddy Games co-own Seaglass Beach Cottage specializing in beach decor and hand painted signs. Their tropical tent will feature a range of beachy items Pensacola Beach signs to VW bus art and t-shirts.
“My name is Sereen Gualtieri and my passion as an artist is to share my hope for women and children caught in modern day slavery-human trafficking. For the past ten years I have used my artwork as a platform for awareness on the issue as well as community involvement. I have exhibited in many business, galleries, and events and have sold over 600 pieces of art within the past ten years.”