Art Gallery

Enjoy the exhibits at The Adele Grage Gallery (716 Ocean Blvd.) with a  featured monthly artist of photography or paintings of different mediums.  Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm (closed 12-1 pm).


716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach


The Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 5-8 p.m.


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Meet the Artist - Jesse Dattilo

I began painting with pastels a few years ago and immediately thought, “What fun!” To me, it was like playing or scribbling with chalk on the sidewalk when I was a kid.
 There are two kinds of pastels:  oil and chalk.  I experimented with both but chose the more traditional, which is chalk.  Chalk pastels go back hundreds of years in art.
 One of the wonderful qualities is certainly the great variety of colors - literally, every hue one could think of.  One can “mix” colors on the paper, but it’s not like mixing liquid paints on your surface.  It’s done by overlapping a lighter shade over a dark so that the dark “bleeds” through. One could have 4 or 5 layers of colors in the end.
 The typical surface used is a gritty paper-like sandpaper.  The grittier the paper, the more textured the effect.
 I hope you like the show!  Please give me your thoughts - I’d love hearing what you think.

Contact Information


Upcoming Art Exhibits:

February 2023 - Jessalyn Dattilo

March 2023 - Sally Paulsen

April 2023 - Caitlyn Flynn

May 2023 - Earth Day Exhibit

June 2023 - AITP Winners

July 2023 - Wendy Chase

August 2023 - Jim Cox

September 2023 - Fleet Landing Residents

October 2023 - Roseann Egidio

November 2023 - Katrina Griffith

December 2023 - Roland Gagnon

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Adele Grage Gallery, should contact the Recreation Department at or call 904-247-5828 for information.