This fifth incarnation of Blue Velvet’s annual exhibit is a juried show with local photographer and Lagniappe alum David Trimmier pulling that jury duty. Awards and cash prizes are at stake for the top places.

Among the artists included are Satomi Kumai Atelier, Sean Brai, Karen Cassidy, Hunter Cobb, Lee Courtney, Lori Jacobus-Crawford, Jillian Crochet, Pat Hayes, Dustin Hicks, April Hopkins, Lindy Verdin Howell, Jean-Marie Lee, Alexis Poteat, Nathan Smith, Clara Tchekmeian, Lynda Smith Touart and Amanda Youngblood.

BVS owner Karen Cassidy said there will be a release event for the first edition Nudes In November photo book “in celebration of the artists and work that have made NIN so successful.” The book is a joint venture between BVS and Signature Studios, containing 80 images from 18 artists implementing photography, painting, sketches and sculpture.

For more info, call Karen at 850-375-4481 or email

Nudes In November
Where: Blue Velvet Studios (504 Church St.)
When: Nov. 8, 6 – 9 p.m.