Tickets On Sale for Shelter House’s Palate & Palette

4th annual event charity event showcases the talents of local chefs and artist duo

Shelter’s House 4th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner takes “family feast” to a whole new level.

Set for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Legendary Marine’s showroom in Destin, this year’s featured artists, will be a unique mother-daughter duo, Kathy & Krista Schumacher.

At the end of the evening, both paintings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in an exciting and competitive live auction.

This chic, pop-up style wine dinner is a unique experience, as Legendary Marine’s show room is transformed into a chic, intimate venue with a trendy, metropolitan feel.

Attendees will enjoy a five-course seated dinner featuring five of the area’s most respected chefs. Each chef will create a dish for their course, and Elite Worldwide Imports will be hand selecting fine wines to pair with each dish.

Additionally, Timber Creek distillery will be offering craft cocktails and Grayton Beer Company will feature their brews throughout the night.

B-Boy Productions’ live DJ will command the music of the event, floating high above the dining area aboard one of the newest bay cruising yachts.

Guests can capture the moment in the Epic Photo Booth and bid on silent auction packages including fishing trips, restaurant experiences, custom art, spa packages and more.

The culinary lineup for the 2020 Palate & Palette Dinner includes:

Camille Withall, Executive Chef – George’s at Alys Beach

Dan Pettis – Executive Chef, Owner, Dan Pettis’ One20 a Modern Bistro

Giovanni Filippone – Executive Chef, Partner, Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast

Jack McGuckin- Executive Chef, Owner, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits

Tyler McMahan – Executive Chef, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A

Kathy and Krista Schumacher are mother-daughter artists who specialize in palette knife oil painting.

Although they called Niceville their home base, this mother-daughter duo has had their work featured across the nation and most recently had a full exhibition in partnership with Ferrari San Diego.

While they both use the palette and knife technique, their subject style is quite different.

Kathy’s subject matter is diverse, and includes animals, landscapes, people, and, most notably, her dynamic florals. Kathy still calls Niceville, Florida, home, however her work is exhibited at several art shows throughout the country and galleries.

Krista’s artwork catapulted her to live and work in La Jolla, California.

She was named Top 21 Artists Under the Age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine and is the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and does the artwork for Ligne Roset La Jolla. Her subject matter primarily focuses on abstracts and landscapes.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online at All proceeds benefit Shelter House, the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving both Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Ticket pricing will increase to $140 per person on Monday, Jan. 27.

For information on sponsorship, contact the Shelter House at (850) 243-1201 or email

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