Rosalyn Wik, Executive Director
P.O. Box 220 • Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549
850-243-1201 • Fax: 850-243-6756
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shelter House’s 4th Annual Palate & Palette Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting features Mother-Daughter artists
Proceeds from tickets go directly towards supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual
assault in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
(Destin, Fla.) December 3, 2019– Tickets are now officially on sale for Shelter House’s 4th Annual Palate & Palette Dinner, to be held on 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 & Krista Schumacher. At the end of the evening, both paintings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder in an exciting and competitive live auction! This year’s event is presented by presenting sponsors, Compass Builders, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Melissa Hines with Empowered Financial Strategies.
This chic, pop-up style wine dinner is a unique experience, as Legendary Marine’s showroom 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, a local distillery, Timber Creek, will be offering craft cocktails and Grayton Beer Company will feature their brews throughout the night. B-Boy Productions’ live DJ will command the music of the event, floating high above the dining area aboard one of the newest bay cruising yachts. Guests can also say “cheese” in the Epic Photo Booth and explore the expansive silent auction offering 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 European Breakfast
Jack McGuckin- Executive Chef, Owner, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits
Tyler McMahan – Executive Chef, Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar 30A
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.
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.
For information on sponsorship, contact the Shelter House team at 850-243-1201 or email
About Shelter House: Shelter House, Inc. is the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties and offering emergency confidential shelter, crisis counseling, a 24-hour hotline, children’s programs, information and referrals, education, professional training, safety planning, and prevention services to survivors of domestic violence and their children and sexual violence survivors. Help is available 24/7. If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call Shelter House’s domestic violence hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777. If you or someone you know has survived a sexual assault, call Shelter House’s sexual assault helpline at 850-226-2027.