Beginning June 14th, we’re turning The Market District into an art gallery. Locally owned shops, salons & restaurants will be showcasing such local Tallahassee artists as Audrey Peaty, Pattie Maney, Randy & Debby Brienen . Many of the more than 20 locations will be offering refreshments during the
June 14th Opening Night
The Art of Summer Living
Artists will be on site from 4pm – 7pm,
Sharing their passion for art.
Our own Pam Talley brings her talent to the gallery as an artist and illustrator. Suzanne Conner, William Lamb, Nina Allen Freeman and Anosh Gill are exhibiting as well.
2012 The Art of Summer Living Poster ←click to download
The Wine Warehouse on Market Street in the Verandas will host a wine tasting on Opening Night.
Pam Talley is a native Floridian, raised in Southwest Florida and a breast cancer survivor since 2001. She now lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Steve, daughter Taryn and Henri the cat. She teaches art at the Brush and Palette Studio and recently illustrated a children’s book “Two foals, a Dash of Sprinkles and a Cherry on Top” written by Brittany Bevis and published by Caballo Press. Pam shows her work at Signature Art Gallery and is a member of Ten Artist Limited and the Alla Prima.
Audrey Peaty shares, ”From an early age I have been illustrating the world around me while learning new techniques and creative skills. Working as an art director in advertising agencies and then launching my own architectural illustration business, I have had lots of experience in both commercial art and marketing. Specializing in water color, I enjoy exploring new textures and techniques and teaching them to others.”
Audrey has a passion for a rather unique approach to art. The Art Parties that she hosts teach others how to do it. No brushes are allowed…they pour liquid acrylic on canvas and let it run around and mix….the artist (or novice) has little control and that makes it fun….if you don’t like; just hose it off and try another…You don’t have to know how to paint, just play with color…. Audrey’s works, from traditional watercolor to poured liquid acrylic canvas, is hosted by So Pure Salon and Spa.
Pattie Maney expresses her passion website…
More than twenty-five years of creating and exhibiting art has finally brought me to the perfect subject. Animals. The pets in my life have made such a profound difference in the quality of my every day. They wake me in the morning to see the sunrise and they take me outside to see it set in the evening. Studing their anatomy, the hair that makes up their beautiful coats, there are things that bring me joy. The bright colors I often use convey my feelings of love for them. Maney’s signature roosters will be displayed at one of the district’s fine dining restaurants – A la Provence.
Husband and wife Randy and Debra Brienen share a passion for painting that is evident in theirwork. Both work mainly in the acrylic medium but are each unique in what they aim to express withtheir paintings. Randy is formally-trained artist whose work expresses a variety of styles andtechniques in a contemporary tradition. Debra, who is self-taught, typically expresses the joy andhappiness she finds in living by favoring idyllic moments captured in landscape or architecture. Gidgets Clothing and Spriggs Laid Back Luxe on Market Street will host the works of this talented couple during the summer living gallery show and sale.
Michael Brennan is an artist specializing in horse. He makes his home and studio in Tallahassee, Florida. His work can be found in many of the equestrian homes and farms in north Florida and South Georgia and displayed for sale at Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill.
Cait May, student and body painting artist, will perform her talent at various locations throughout The Market District, usually on Saturdays in June and July. During The Art of Summer Living, you may find Cait in the Gallery Shops on Market St. Cait May fell in love with facepainting after her uncle, a retired Ringling Bros. clown, suggested it as an outlet for her creativity. She has been painting for over 3 years, both freelance and with Jason Levinson & Co. and About Faces Entertainers. She currently attends art school in Baltimore, Maryland, but can’t resist returning to her home in Florida as often as possible! She can’t wait to show her skills at The Market District, and hopes to paint the entire population of perusers!
Facebook.com/TheMarketDistrict for more activities showcasing the beautiful works of talented local artists. Participating local businesses include:
My Kids a la Mode - Pam Talley
Gidgets Clothing - Randay Brienen
Spriggs Laid Back Luxe - Debra Brienen
Bedfellows - Wm Lamb - Suzanne Conner
Chrysalis Fine Fabrics - Linda Grady
A la Provence - Pattie Maney
Premier Health & Fitness - Barby Moro
That’s Mine Monogramming -
Anthony’s Wood Fire Grill - Michael Brennan
So Pure Salon- Audrey Peaty
Furniture Showcase & Design - Shehla Milliron
Heels & Handbags
Simply Entertaining - Nina Allen Freeman
My Favorite Things - Pattie Maney & Sandy Proctor
Bela Lili Monogramming - Bob Smith
Killearn Antiques -
Ten Thousand Villages - Roopali Kambo
Kids Pointe -
Glasshopper Gifts & Awards 4U - Richard Baas Photographer
Super-Suds Car Wash - Wm Lamb
Honeytree Natural Foods - Anosh Gill
Morelia’s Mexican Restaurant - Vera Sorenson
The Bloom Room – Jill Quadagno
Gulf Coast Dermatology - Page Webster
Old Town Cafe - Shehla Milliron
Artists & Business Art Sales Form click to download and Print