On Friday, Dec. 9, Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island held an open house in celebration of the holidays. There was wine and food prepared by owner Joyce Estes. Featured artists included watercolorist Joe Kotzman of Carrabelle, Natalia Andreeva of Tallahassee who displayed both watercolors and oil paintings, and, of course the textile art and jewelry of Estes herself. - By LOIS SWOBODA