Tickets are now officially on sale for Shelter House’s 4th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, to be held February 1, 2020, at Legendary Marine's showroom in Destin. This year's featured artists, (yes, TWO) will be a unique mother-daughter duo, Kathy Sura Schumacher and Krista Schumacher Art! Both Kathy and Krista will create unique pieces and at the end of the evening, both paintings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in an exciting and competitive live auction lead by Chris Camp of Luxury Estates Auction Company! This year's event is presented by presenting sponsors, Compass Builders of Florida, LLC, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Melissa Hines Wachsmuth with Empowered Financial Strategies.
This chic, pop-up style wine dinner is a unique experience, as Legendary Marine's show room is transformed into a chic, intimate venue with a trendy, metropolitan feel. Attendees will indulge in a five-course seated dinner featuring six of the area's most respected chefs. Each chef will create a dish for their course, and Elite Worldwide Imports will be hand selecting fine wines to pair with each dish. Additionally, local distillery, Timber Creek Distillery, will be offering craft cocktails and Grayton Beer Company will feature their brews throughout the night. B-Boy Productions, Inc.'s live DJ will command the music of the event, floating high above the dining area aboard one of the newest bay cruising yachts. Davista Photography will be capturing the night and guests can also say "cheese" in the Epic Photo Co. Booth sponsored by The One - Destin. The expansive silent auction will offer prize packages including fishing trips, restaurant experiences, custom art, spa packages and more.
Shelter House proudly announces the culinary lineup for the 2020 Palate & Palette Dinner:
Camille Withall, Executive Chef – George's at Alys Beach
Dan Pettis - Executive Chef, Owner, Dan Pettis' One20 a Modern Bistro
Dan Vargo - Executive Chef, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Giovanni Filippone - Executive Chef, Partner, Mama Clemenza's
Jack McGuckin- Executive Chef, Owner, Bijoux Destin
Tyler McMahan - Executive Chef, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar
Kathy and Krista Schumacher are mother-daughter artists who specialize in palette knife oil painting. Although they called Niceville their home base, this mother-daughter duo has had their work featured across the nation and most recently had a full exhibition in partnership with Ferrari San Diego. While they both use the palette and knife technique, their subject style is quite different. Kathy's subject matter is diverse, and includes animals, landscapes, people, and, most notably, her dynamic florals. Kathy still calls Niceville, Florida, home, however her work is exhibited at several art shows throughout the country and galleries.
Krista's artwork catapulted her to live and work in La Jolla, California. She was named Top 21 Artists Under the Age of 31 by Southwest Art Magazine and is the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego. She has had multiple solo exhibitions and does the artwork for Ligne Roset La Jolla. Her subject matter primarily focuses on abstracts and landscapes.
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Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online at 850tix.com. All proceeds benefit Shelter House, the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving both Okaloosa and Walton counties. Ticket pricing will increase to $140 per person on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Additional thanks to other event partners Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr., Emerald Coast Title Services, Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, Dawn Hoffman at Waterstone Mortgage NMLS #440324 and Marsha Babe at The Marsha Babe Team.
For information on sponsorship, contact the Shelter House team at 850-243-1201 or email