Meet our Gallery Night featured artist Diane Naylor on November 11, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. See her new collections while enjoying light bites and bubbly.
Raised in the rolling hills of Grant Wood County of Eastern Iowa, Diane attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) & acquired her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) & has attended the Maharishi University of Management. Her new mixed media series, God’s View, combines oils and resin and is inspired by Naylor’s passion for the beaches of 30a.
“My love for the planet inspires my artwork to communicate the importance of all beings great and small,” artist, Diane Naylor, said. “My wish is to create compassion and to raise the consciousness of your atmosphere with my artwork.”
The Blue Giraffe is excited to announce they will host a first-time appearance on 30A by author Grace Hammond Skertich and artist David D. Lynch, who together created the popular book Goodnight 30A. This special event will be held at the gallery on Wednesday, July 13th from 10:30 to 12:30 with Grace signing books and David signing art prints.create icloud account
This sweet little book about the South’s best beach community will be your little one’s new go to bedtime story. It features local favorites like Charlie’s Donut Truck and George’s in Alys Beach, The Red Bar, Bud and Alley’s in Seaside, dolphins, sea turtles, YOLO boards, beautiful dune lakes, blue lupine flowers, WaterColor Beach Club, outdoor movies in Rosemary Beach, and so much more! Written by Grace Skertich and illustrated by David Lynch, Goodnight 30Aperfectly captures the spirit of this special vacation spot.
Goodnight 30A is now available at The Blue Giraffe! Click here and order your book online by July 12th to get it autographed by Grace. We can ship your book or hold it for pickup at the gallery.
David’s original illustrations from the book, as well as his prints, are available on 30A exclusively at The Blue Giraffe. All twenty-five illustrations from Goodnight 30A can be purchased at the gallery or by clicking here.
The Blue Giraffe Team is excited beyond words & woofs to have Therapy Dog Rikki visit the gallery on June 8, 2016 from 10:30-1:00! She will be joined by pet parents, Chuck and Patty Mitchell, and author Julie Bettinger for a book signing and “meet & greet”. You will have a chance to talk to Chuck and Patty about Rikki’s work as a therapy dog and get a ‘pawtographed‘ copy of her book “Encounters with Rikki: from Hurricane Katrina Rescue to Exceptional Therapy Dog“. Julie will be on hand to personally autograph your book, and you will be fascinated to learn about Rikki’s incredible work in the juvenile courthouse system that changed Florida Law.
Encounters with Rikki is now available at The Blue Giraffe! ‘Pawtographed’ by Rikki if you order by June 7, 2016. Books will ship following the event. Click here to order online.
“The human-animal bond has quite a storied past but perhaps fewer stories can match that of Rikki . . . It is her work with child abuse victims, however, that is her most important . . . offering them a calming presence in a difficult — and heartbreaking — situation.” – Chicago Tribune
“In Encounters with Rikki, author Julie Strauss Bettinger paints a detailed portrait of an exceptionally-gifted therapy dog named Rikki… you’ll come away from it with a renewed appreciation for the power of the human-canine bond.” – Animal Wellness magazine
Visit the Artist’s Page to read more about Rikki and author, Julie Strauss Bettinger.