Sea Oats Gallery opened on St. George Island in 1996 as a satellite of Joyce Estes' Bayside Gallery in Eastpoint, Florida. Ms. Estes had, at that time, enjoyed nearly twenty-five years as an artist and business leader in this stunningly beautiful but remote area of Northwest Florida.

In 1998, the focus at Sea Oats Gallery began to change as a number of other area artists were added. That collection continued to evolve as long term and newly relocated artists seek a reputable venue to represent their work.


Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage along the Forgotten Coast in 2018, and as Sea Oats Gallery was closed, Joyce Estes Gallery was opened on Water Street in Historic Apalachicola, Florida, just a short ride across the bay from St. George Island.

For those of you who have not visited the Forgotten Coast, prepare for something of a surprise. It's a lot like walking back onto the beaches of your childhood. You'll wonder how a place so lovely could have been largely ignored until very recently. It is best to let go of all but naptime musings and give yourself up to the wind and water and glow.

It is our fortunate task at Joyce Estes Gallery to offer artistic treasures worthy of memories made on the fabulous Forgotten Coast.