Paul Brent's
"Letter to the Editor"

Published in the
Panama City News Herald

Friday, February 18, 2005

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“Paul Brent is an artist whose watercolors of coastal life and nature have gained widespread recognition both nationally and internationally. His passion for creativity has led to expression both in fine art and in designs for functional and decorative objects. For all of his life, he has been intensely aware of his surroundings and his artwork reflects his wonder and admiration for scenes and objects of natural beauty.” (

The following is what Paul had to say about the Gulf Coast Quilt Expo in a "letter to the editor", Panama City News Herald, Friday, February 18, 2005. (

"Once more, we can be proud of the artistic skills and endeavors of Bay County residents. This weekend I attended the St. Andrews Bay Quilters show at the Boardwalk Beach Convention Center. The skills and techniques exhibited were of the highest quality and, I am sure matched any display in a major metropolitan area. On Sunday afternoon parking was scarce as many visitors arrived to view the masterworks. Design, color and texture met immaculate stitchery skills in quilts that ranged from massive to miniature. It was a show for young and old alike. If you missed it, be sure to plan to see it next year because this has become one of the best treats for the eye in Bay County. Congratulations to all who participated and organized this show.”

With International entries and wonderful exhibits along with the extremely high quality of the competition we are extremely proud of our Expo. Thanks to the many, many lovers of quilts who helped pull it all together. See you next year, February 9-10-11, 2006.

Norm Gulkis

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