Spotlight on Art

“Individual Perspectives”


Exhibition Begins: Sunday, June 29 , 2014
Exhibition Ends: Saturday, July 26, 2014

Featured Artists:
Morris Eaddy – Oil
Tom Smith – Water Media
Suzanne Tuzzeo – Photographer

Plan to attend the next Spotlight on Art Show titled “Individual Perspectives”, as we feature the experimental and innovative works of Morris Eaddy (painter), Tom Smith (painter), and Suzanne Tuzzeo (photographer).  The exhibit will feature a wide variety of art crafted by the keen eye, unique interpretation of subject matter, and distinctive technique and color utilized by each artist.

Come and greet the artists during the Gallery Night celebration on July 18, 2014.  It’s all FREE and open to the public!

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Next Spotlight on Art

“The Art of Pensacon”


Exhibition Begins: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Exhibition Ends: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Visiting Comic Book Featured Artists:

Mitch Byrd
His distinctive art style is known throughout the entire industry.  He is based in Biloxi, Mississippi where he can be found almost every day at 3 Alarm Comics sketching away and working on new projects.  His works include Guy Gardner, Spawn, Green Lantern, Generation X, Starman, Cat and Mouse, Shi, Predator, as well as numerous other indy projects.  Mitch was the selected artist for the Pensacon 2015 logo.

John Dell
Harvey nominated Inker John Dell has been working in the comic industry since 1986.  John first started working with smaller independent companies, then made the transition to Marvel and DC Comics.  Some of his titles at DC include The Demon, Green Lantern Corp., Superman, Batman, and many others.  While at Marvel, he has contributed to the “Eisner” winning Young Avengers Mini Series, Marvel vs. X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Superior Spider Man, and many others.  An Escambia High School alumni from the Class of ’84, John now resides in Slidell, Louisiana with his wife Lisa, son Tyler, and daughter Ashley.

Johnny MacPhail
Johnny has been drawing and painting his whole life and has almost completed his Bachelor of Art at UWF.  He works mainly in oil paint, with his main focus on portraiture.  For three years, Johnny has lent his talents to local filmmakers on concept art and story boards to help influence their artistic direction.  Johnny hopes to pursue a career in art and has no plans of stopping anytime soon.

Ashley Waner
Ashley graduated from UWF in 2013 with a Bachelor in Studio Art.  She works with oil, acrylic and charcoal and enjoys working primarily on the human figure.  She currently works with the company “Painting with a Twist” where she guides a class of painters with a step-by-step instructional on a painting of their choice.  This has aided her in her continual efforts in breaking into the art industry.

Blue Morning Gallery is proud and excited to have these acclaimed comic artists exhibiting their work during the month of August.  As a special treat, all four of these artists will be present to meet and greet you during the August 15th Gallery Night.  As always, it’s all FREE and open to the public!


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Gallery Night – August 15th

Music, Art & Cuisine, Downtown Pensacola

The next Gallery Night will be August 15th.  Please drop by for a fun evening of entertainment, refreshments and a chance to see our GREAT LOCAL ART.  During the August Gallery Night, musical entertainment will be provided by Sweet Prospect, so you won’t want to miss it.  Also you’ll be able to meet the exhibiting artists from the August Featured Artist Show, “The Art of Pensacon”.    

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New Summer Art Classes!

Color Your Art

This will be an instructional class for students with some experience in painting. Create an exciting, unique art piece, incorporating the basic fundamentals in painting. Select from various images for a bright and cheerful painting, or bring your own photo reference and learn fun and easy techniques to achieve your own painting full of magic! Choose your medium from Watercolor, Acrylics, or Oil.

WHEN: Thursday evenings
TIME: 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Total of 12 hours of instruction for the month)
COST OPTIONS: $100 per student for 4 class sessions – must be paid at least 1 day prior to the first of the class sessions.  Or pay $30 per class.  Please bring your receipt to the first class for student confirmation.
OTHER: Basic supply list will be provided at sign-up.


Watercolor Painting with Lyda Toy

Have you always wanted to learn to paint watercolors, but didn’t know where to begin? Have you already taken classes and want to “brush up” on your skills?

Join Lyda Toy for a six week class beginning Sunday, July 20th through Sunday, August 24th. Lyda is an accomplished artist and a Faculty Associate of Art at the University of West Florida. Her work experience includes Artist in Residence at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, Gallery Assistant for Gadsden Arts, Inc., and art instructor at a variety of institutes.

While Lyda brings experience and credentials as an art educator, her fun approach and relaxed studio atmosphere will develop your skills and confidence in watercolor.

WHEN: Sundays, beginning July 20th and ending August 24th.
TIME: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
CLASS COST: $25 per person per class, or $150 per person for the full 6 weeks.
SUPPLIES LIST & ESTIMATED COST: The following is a list of art supplies each student must purchase prior to the class. These items can be purchased at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics or Hobby Lobby. The estimated cost of these items is approximately $35.
Supplies Needed:
1. Canson 9”x12” pad of Watercolor Paper (15 sheets, 90lbs, cold press)
2. Set of Reeves Watercolor Paint (six 12 ml tubes – colors include Brilliant Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Medium Yellow, Burnt Siena, & Sap Green)
3. Set of three Holbein Series 55R brushes (1 #2 brush, 1 #4 brush, & 1 #8 brush)
4. A #2 pencil & eraser
5. Small Sketch Book
6. Plastic Watercolor Palette
7. Cello sponge
CLASS SIZE: Minimum of 5 students is required for this class. So sign up with a friend!
RESERVATION FOR CLASS REQUIRED: – Sign-up for this class is due 1 day prior to the class. Payment can be made by credit card by using the form in the upper right hand side of this page. Payment by cash or check (made out to Blue Morning Gallery) for the class can also be made in person directly to the instructor at the first class. If you have prepaid for the class, please bring your receipt to the first class for student confirmation.
CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information about the class, or to make a reservation for the class, contact Lyda Toy by phone at  (850) 455-5471 (home), or (303) 881-3773 (cell), or by emailing her at



Join Debbie Del Tejo as she transforms “ordinary things” into works of art. Born in Dominican Republic, she worked as a professional photographer in New York and the Washington DC area until her recent move to Pensacola Beach. How does an accomplished photographer whose work appears in National Geographic magazine morph into recycling “ordinary things” into art? Her love of crafting happened quite by accident as she puzzled what to do with the thousands of seashells she’d collected. Debbie loves working with children, igniting their imagination with the endless possibilities anyone can create from ordinary things.

Who: Children ages 7-10
What: Craft Workshop for Children
When: Saturdays, beginning July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th from 10:00am to 12 Noon
Where: Blue Morning Gallery, 21 S. Palafox Place, Downtown Pensacola
Workshop Fee: $20 per child, per session – All workshop materials are included
Sign up now with a friend. Space is limited to 10 children.
RESERVATION FOR CLASS REQUIRED: – To reserve a place in this workshop, make your payment by credit card using the form in the upper right hand side of this page. Payment by cash or check (made out to Blue Morning Gallery) for the class can also be made in person directly to the Instructor at the first class.



Is your Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troop looking for opportunities to earn Art Badges? Blue Morning Gallery can assist you in completing your art project and meeting your Art Barge requirements. For details, contact Mary Anne Sweida at

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I Love Blue Morning Gallery!

If it wasn’t for Blue Morning Gallery, I don’t think I would have been able to create & sell as many artworks as I have. 

Thanks Blue Morning Gallery.


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