The Foster Gallery Adds 22 Local Artists to Fall Rotation Roster

Locals are invited to meet the artists at welcome receptions July 24 and August 14
Photo courtesy of The Foster Gallery Ruskin Place

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) recently announced the 22 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Fall Rotation, which runs July 16 through Sept. 30 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and July 30 through Oct. 27 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location.

The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Melody Bogle, Gayle Campbell, Marscha Cavaliere, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Skip Deems, Rebecca Dier Hart, Sandra Horne, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Jason Lindblad, Merry Beth Myrick, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Jenna Varney and Martin Zurla.

The selected artists for the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location are Marscha Cavaliere, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Patrick Connolly, Skip Deems, Joyful Enriquez, Linda Kernick, Marian Pacsuta, Mary Redmann, The Salty Sparrow, Jenna Varney and Krista Vind.

“We are excited to welcome some new artists to the gallery in this rotation, and people will still be able to find the artists they have grown to love and follow, including 2019 South Walton Artist of the Year, Jenna Varney,” said CAA executive director Jennifer Steele. “The Foster Gallery is a true example of how the CAA fosters artists’ professional development and how the community and arts support each other. We are looking forward to a really strong fall season in Grand Boulevard.”

All artists are members of the Cultural Arts Alliance, and each will exhibit and sell their work in their own section of the gallery.

Kathy Schumacher of Niceville is a local artist known for her lush and lively oil paintings. She welcomes commissions, shows her work at local art festivals and her work is on display in various galleries in South Walton.

“I am honored to be once again chosen to show my original palette knife paintings in the Foster Gallery this fall,” said artist Kathy Schumacher while on the road showing her work in La Jolla, California. “The Foster Gallery provides a place where the community can see an array of original works from some of our areas best artists. This Gallery has boosted my art career by letting not only new collectors view my latest paintings, but by allowing my existing collectors to see new pieces. Also, it has allowed local artists to meet each other and share our creative ideas.”

The public is invited to meet all of the artists at upcoming opening receptions scheduled for Wednesday, July 24 at the Grand Boulevard Town Center location from 5 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Ruskin Place Artist Colony from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy sips and snacks while perusing and purchasing all of the beautiful works on display. Receptions are weather permitting.

Founded in May 2016, The Foster Gallery is an artist collective led by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County that features at least a dozen artists on a seasonally rotating basis, along with special exhibits and invitationals throughout the year.

Named for the late Susan Foster, a founder of the Cultural Arts Alliance and one of the area’s first professional artists and gallery owners, The Foster Gallery also symbolizes the support the CAA strives to provide for artists in our community.

The Foster Gallery at Grand Boulevard is located at 585 Grand Blvd., Suite. N102 in Miramar Beach and is open daily, noon to 7 p.m. The Foster Gallery at Ruskin Place Artist Colony is located at 201 E. Ruskin and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the galleries and Art Month South Walton, call (850) 622-5970 or visit

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