Daniel (Dan) Baradon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Field Biology. His passion for wildlife photography goes back to his undergraduate thesis, The Life History of the Yellow-billed Magpie at Rancho El Chorro, San Luis Obispo County, California, where he observed, annotated, and photographed the behavior, interaction and socialization of the Yellow-billed Magpie (Pica nuttalli) in a natural setting over a 2-year period. The Yellow-billed Magpie is only found in the central coast of California and nowhere else in the world. Also during this time, he pursued many artistic endeavors that ranged from Art, Landscape and Wildlife Photography, Stained Glass to lost-wax cast sculpture and jewelry. Upon graduation in 1978, he attended a year of graduate school in Soil Science and joined the United States Air Force in 1979. He served for over 24 years and retired in 2004. His assignments took him overseas to Germany and Denmark where he studied Stained Glass, Marquetry with two German Meisters (Masters in their subject areas), framing and matting, and took in a lot of classical and historical artwork throughout Europe (Italy, Germany, Greece, Denmark, France and Belgium).
After a long layoff in Photography, he has come back to his roots. With the support of his family, he has rediscovered his passion for a wide number of genres within the photographic medium. His passion for photographing people, musical artists, wildlife, landscapes is reborn in many of his recent works. Living in Florida and the beautiful gulf coast on and off for the last 29 years has provided him an open canvas for wildlife photography and the many of the beauties present here.
Mindy Sargent grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine where she was always surrounded by the beauty of the changing seasons. She enjoyed living in Alaska and traveling the U.S and Canada before she made her home here in Pensacola, Fl.
Over the past 10 years she has found her passion in photographing nature in its entire splendor. Her images capture everything from intricate water droplets to unique insects and tell a story of the tiny puzzle pieces that make up our extraordinary world. When she isn’t behind the lens of a camera she enjoys taking life as it comes and enjoying it to its fullest.
Join us for another special evening on the Bayfront when we bring back Jade Miller, winner of our February PSC Advanced Photography sunset photo contest, for her very own featured artist showing!
You can read more about here on her featured artist page ~ Jade Miller
And don’t forget we will be sampling wines that night from DeLoach
Speaking of wines…do you have your tickets yet for the Bayfront Wine Festival??
We had such a response to the PSC sunset photo contest, lets keep the excitement flowing with an amazing photographic artist, David Corliss!
You can check out his bio here
March Featured Artist
A few samples of his work
And we will be sampling some great wines that night that from a company that will donate $100,000 to the USO in 2014
You can now vote for your favorites in the restaurant and also on Facebook
Jaco’s is proud to announce a very special Art à la carte for the month of February. Each month we feature a new artist whose work is for sale and will hang on the walls of the restaurant for that month and during the meet and greet that night we have a free wine tasting of that months featured wines. The February 5th event is going be even more exciting as we have partnered with the advanced photography program at Pensacola State College and are having a sunset photo contest for their students. The students who’s photos will be on display will be there on the 5th to discuss their shots. For the month of February customers of Jacos will be able to vote for their favorite photo in the restaurant and also on our Facebook page. At the end of the month we will tally the votes and select a winner and honorable mention who will both receive awards. The winning photographer will also have the opportunity to be our featured artist for a future month. Additionally Jaco’s will make a donation to the schools program. The students have been out on the Palafox pier regularly trying to catch that perfect shot so we should have some great representations of our beautiful sunsets on the Bayfront.
Check out our featured artists page for more information
February 2014 Featured Artists
Happy New Year! We will kick off the 2014 Art à la carte series on January 8th from 5-9PM with this months featured artist Fernando Almada. You can check out some of his work and his bio here
Jan 2014 Featured Artist
And join us to sample this months featured wines from
Join us Wednesday, November 6th from 5-8PM as we welcome this months featured Artist Scott Wulwick
As an added bonus, Scott is donating the profits from his sales to the MOVEMBER Foundation – helping to bring awareness to mens health and screenings
And sample some great spirits from Hidden Crush