Ms. Morgan recently donated a large canvas for the Heart Healthy
                                                                           Extravaganza event. The St. Joe Company's WaterSound Beach Club held a
                                                                           silent auction, featuring original works by over 40 local artists as part of its
                                                                          "Heart Healthy Extravaganza" held Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.

                                                                           Guests bid on original creations by over 40 regional artists to benefit Heart  
                                                                           and Vascular Services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. 
                                                                           Pieces at the auction included oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculptures,
                                                                           mosaics, photography and jewelry by the following local artists: Richard
                                                                           Arriaga, Jamie Babula, Murray Balkcom, Donna Burgess, Sue Carol Knight,
                                                                           Robert Carter, Donnelle Clark, Teresa Cline, Betty Cork, Joe Coultier, Allison
                                                                           Craft, Cindi Eastburn, Carol Ebejay, Billie Gaffrey, Justin Gaffrey, Sheila
                                                                          Goode, Gordie Hinds, Lisa Hinds, June Holm, Chick Huettel, Kurt Lishka, Terry Long, Woodie Long, Susan Lucas, Kris Meigs, Wendy Mignot, Racquel Morgan, Susie Munz, Deborah Orr, Barbara Patisaul, Sandy Proctor, Lesa Rowe, Mary Kay Samouce, Beverly Starbucks, Kenny Walker, Stephanie Wheeler, Allison Wickey, and Eszra Zarragosa.

The "Heart Healthy Extravaganza," an evening of healthy, gourmet cuisine prepared by six of the area's best chefs, will offer guests a chance to enter a drawing to win a weekend vacation at WaterSound Beach, dinner at local restaurants, as well as other great prizes. The evening will wind down with live music and dancing under the stars.

All proceeds will go towards the Sacred Heart Foundation's capital campaign to raise $5 million to expand heart and vascular services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Walton County, Florida.

Click here to view photos from the event ....
36 x 48 -  Acrylic on Canvas
Charity Event at Watersound
2009 / 2010 South Walton Telephone Directory
The new 2009 / 10 South Walton Telephone Directories were distributed beginning Friday, May 8th 2009. This years cover features an acrylic painting of Deer Lake by Racquel. Deer Lake is one of South Walton's treasured State Parks and was threatened with closure earlier this year. 

17,000 copies will be distributed locally to homeowners and area businesses. If you have not received a copy, they will be available at both the Publix in Sandestin and in Watercolor while they last.

As always, the phone directory is filled with whimsical little pen & ink sketches by Marlin Griffin who can be reached at 850-897-4382.

Patrick J. Reynolds is the cover artist for this years Destin Telephone Directory. His artwork can be viewed at

2010 / 2011 South Walton Telephone Directory
The new 2010 / 11 South Walton Telephone Directories will be heading to print again soon. This years cover will feature an acrylic painting of one of 30A's rare coastal dune lakes -- Western Lake. Stay tuned for distribution dates later in the year.

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30A Songwriters Festival -- January 15th - 17th, 2010
Racquel's artwork was featured as a backdrop for the artists performing at the first 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida. Several other artists also contributed their artistic interpretations in the same format. Each banner was located at a different venue where the songwriters were performing. Racquel's backdrop was featured at Fish Out of Water in Watercolor.

The list of performers included:

Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls, Sam Bush, Jeffrey Steele , Shawn Mullins, Rodney Crowell, Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Chely Wright, Greg Barnhill, Chuck Cannon, Jeff Black, Joe Leathers, Michelle Malone, Evan McHugh, Gary Hannan, Jessi Alexander, Brian Davis, Bryan Kennedy, Gordon Kennedy, Bryan Kennedy, Gordon Kennedy, Mike and Ruthy of The Mammals, Dread Clampitt, Billy Montana, Tim Nichols, Suzi Ragsdale, Jon Randall, Jeep Rosenberg, Sonia Leigh, Pete Sallis, Chas Sanford, Donnie Sundal, Reed Waddle, Brian White, Fred Wilhelm, Nicole Witt, Augustine, Ballhog!, Alice Bargeron, Marc Berger, Kailey Billings, Chemistry Class, Ronnie Cliburn, K.C. Clifford, Matt Collins, Eric Colville, Cody Copeland, Bob Corley, Beth DeSombre, Garrison Doles, William F. Gibbs, Ben Glover, Blake Guthrie, Marc Harris, Pat Hull, Tim Jackson, Kyle Jacobs, Kelsey Johnson, Troy Jones, Greg Koons, Luke Laird, LoCash Cowboys, Emily Lynch, Geoff McBride, Carmel Mikol, Louise Mosrie, Alex Nelson, Ryan Parker, Pearl Heart, Ben Reno, Roy Schneider, Smallfish Adventures, The Smoking Flowers, Sterling Fletcher, Mercy Stevens, Drew Tillman, Adlai Waxman, Effron White, Michael Whitty, Zach
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Left to Right:  Shawn Mullins & Chuck Cannon performing in front of a backdrop painted by Racquel Morgan. January 15, 2010
Left to Right:  Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, Jennifer Steele Saunders from the Cultural Arts Association, behind Jennifer is Chely Wright, and Gary Louris from the JayHawks. January 15, 2010

Left to Right:  Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, Chely Wright and Gary Louris from the JayHawks. January 15, 2010
About The Event

An internationally prominent line up of singer-songwriters together with the best local writers and a select group of new artists will converge in south Walton County on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (January 15-17) for the inaugural 30A Songwriters Festival. All of the artists will perform in venues up and down Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Fans of great music, miles of white beaches, world class restaurants and the ultimate beach bars are invited to enjoy all of this over the three-day holiday weekend.

The 30a Songwriters Festival is being produced by and will benefit The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County, an umbrella organization that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education.
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