My hometown of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is a mere 45 miles from where the eye of Hurricane Michael came ashore on October 10, 2018. My home escaped the wrath of the storm by the sheer chance of being located on the weaker, west side of the storm. Winds were probably less than 75 mph where I live and floodwater from the Choctawhatchee Bay was only a couple of inches deep in my unfinished woodshed area, my “dog room” under my house. Many of my friends’ homes and businesses to the east, as close as 20 miles away, were destroyed, as were my favorite painting sites in Panama City and along “The Forgotten Coast” from Mexico Beach to Carabelle.
I have decided to offer paintings that I did in Panama City and the Forgotten Coast for sale at a 35% discount with 50% of the proceeds going to Franklin’s Promise Coalition, a nonprofit providing hurricane recovery assistance to the communities of the Forgotten Coast. The charity is managed by Joe Taylor who has for the past decade also has managed the production of The Forgotten Coast en Plein Air. To purchase any of these paintings below, please contact me by emailing JoanVienotArt@gmail.com.
If you would like to donate directly, you may donate online at https://franklinspromisecoalition.wildapricot.org.
NOTE: 6 of these paintings below are currently at On the Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola and will require additional time for delivery. The titles of those paintings are Apalachicola Memories, Carrabelle Launch, Evening Light, Port St. Joe Marina, Scipio Creek, and T-shirts For Sale.