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From our inception, Palm Key has been dedicated to uniting culture and nature. We believe that the arts play an important role in the overall health and happiness of any individual. We hope that our beautiful surrounding inspire creativity in all who visit, and the few who choose to make Palm Key thier permanent home. Among these, we have some very gifted and accomplished Artists-in-Residence, who live and work on-site and offer workshops to our guests. We have also hosted a number of artists and held fantastic arts events, such as "Art on the Porches". We are always interested in hosting art shows, events and artists, so please contact us if you are an artist interested in spending time at Palm Key. Gayles, our state of the art facility, if fully equipped to display artwork and hold larger workshops. We also have several sites for workshops.





Local resident Sheila Eaton is a fused glass artist. She was trained in glass fusing at Camp Colton in Washington by Boyce Lundstrom, one of the founders of Bullseye Glass. Her personal interests are creating glass faces and masks and working with mosaics. 



Vertamae Grosvenor is a writer, poet and cultural anthropologist. She has had a long relationship with Palm Key, and is now a resident. Originally from about 40 miles away, Vertamae has had an amazing career, culminating in her work for National Public Radio through the 1980's and 1990's. She is the recipient of an Ohio Award, a John F. Kennedy Award and a National Association of Black Journalists Award. She has lived an incredible life and has a deep well of compelling stories to tell. We look forward to hosting workshops by Vertamae.
Jessie Renew, one of the younger members of the Palm Key community, is a mixed media artist as well as our on-site nature guide. Jessie graduated from The South Carolina Governors School for the Arts in Greenville, SC; and went on to get her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the College of Charleston. Originally from South Africa, Jessie has lived in the Low Country for the last 15 years. Her current work is influenced by weaving, net sewing and tangled grasses.

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