Artists and Instructors
Gem City
220 St. Johns
Ave., Suite 1
Palatka, FL
Open T-F, 10-5
Saturday, 10-2
Open late 3rd
Fri. Night
Wendy Beeson Wendy's Page - artist and crafter
Half owner of Gem City Cottage.  50 years of art experience.  Local
artist who paints in watercolor, acrylic and pen & ink drawing.  She
paints local scenes, pets, historical homes, and more.  Her dry
brush technique style gives her art realism in the way she sees it.
Mary Cason - artist and crafter
Mary paints in oil and acrylic with realism style.  Her polymer clay
jewelry is unique using whimsical animal characters.  Mary also
crochet hats, purses and gloves.
John Hain - author and musician
His first novel "A Pipeline to Murder" is an exciting murder mystery
that winds up in Florida.  John can be found on 3rd Friday nights at
Gem City Cottage for his book signing and singing.
Susan Henderson - cross stitch crafter
Her American folk art style of cross stitch is clean and simple on
her colorful bookmarks and jar lids.
Nancy Hyde - wreath crafter
A self taught crafter, Nancy began making wreaths 15 years ago.  
Her medium is shells, mesh and grapevine.  She also crafts
Valeria Ingamell Val's Page- jewelry artist, crafter, crochet,  
monogramming, and embroidery.
Half owner of Gem City Cottage.
Steve Kight - photographer and instructor
His photographs help capture imagination and dreams that reflect
life's journey.  He enhances each photo with programs on the
computer which make his photographs of local scenes unique.
Jeana Johnson - jewelry artist
Using what catches her eye for color combinations of beads and
stones, Jeana works her jewelry style.  She makes rings,
necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Ramicah Johnson - artist and crafter
Ramicah's decoupage coasters are truly unique and Palatka
personalized. Her decoupage light switch plates, eggs and jewelry
boxes and more are very gifty.  She paints on old window glass too.
  Liana Lovell - Sea glass jewelry artist who creates with sterling
silver and uses sea glass found on the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Bonnie McPhetres - artist and crafter
From acrylic folk art style painting to class glass mosaics, Bonnie
creates unique pieces of art that are functional and decorative.
  Karan Newman - artist and musician who creates fantasy art with
palm fronds and coconuts, paints whimsical colors on mirrors and
earring holders.  She is a part timer on 3rd Friday nights with her
folk music.
  Jack Owen - Author who writes nautical stories and historical
novels also scandals in Palm Coast.
Bill Roberts-Painter and Author.  Bill is an 84 year old cowboy
from Florida.  He paints in acrylics and oils.  He is also an author
of "All I ever wanted to be was a cowboy".
  Michelle Robinson - a crafter who sews beautiful carry bags,
embroidered cosmetic bags, and delicate towels with matching
pot holders.
  Elaine Stubbs - Author who writes love stories, children's books
Civil War stories and humorous books.
Gerry Teske - author and crafter
Gerry has written four fantasy novels and writes for the Courier
Journal.  He also is creative with his rock painting of animals and
Call for Classes:

Wrap Bracelets
Glass Painting
Bead Bracelets
Card Painting
Pet Portraits
Stained Glass
Wreath Making
Sip-N- Dip