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Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition Accent




Lover of the arts and Rosemary Beach, Alisa Ghazvini has been a member of the RBSE committee since early 2021. She led the committee's student engagement effort during the 2021-22 exhibition and helped build the current committee after the departure of Tom Kramer, founder of RBSE. Alisa lives in Rosemary Beach full-time and works as an early childhood consultant. With almost 40 years in the field, she has held a variety of positions including business owner of a preschool program, leadership in nonprofit organizations, research and evaluation lead, and speaker and author. Alisa has served on several boards including Tallahassee Community College Board of Trustees, the Big Bend Healthy Start Coalition, the Big Bend Homeless Coalition, Florida Nurse Family Partnership Advisory Board, and the Rosemary Beach Foundation. She is excited to be a part of the RBSE!

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Burt Beusch retired from a long career as general manager and vice president of operations in the Seattle area’s commercial office furnishings industry including Steelcase, Herman Miller and Knoll dealerships. After retirement, Burt and his wife Becki designed and built a bluff side home in Langley on Washington State’s Whidbey Island. While living in Langley, Burt served briefly on City Council followed by a board position for Langley Main Street Association while working as the Executive Director for Hank Nelson’s Cloudstone Sculpture Park. Cloudstone is a twenty-acre sculpture park with 450 inventoried sculpture pieces created in stone, steel, bronze, metal castings and earthworks. Burt developed Cloudstone’s tours program, workshop programs, open house events and asset management.  Burt and Becki relocated to Greenville SC in 2022 where they can easily drive to their beach home in Rosemary Beach Florida. Burt currently serves as a committee member for the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibit (RBSE).

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Michelle is a 3rd year resident of Rosemary Beach. Michelle and her husband, Scott, split their time here and in Colorado for the summer. She started her art career in the jewelry business in 2007. Michelle has taken many courses in silversmithing, goldsmithing, stone setting, chasing and repoussé, forging and has worked with precious metal clay.  She worked for The Woods Fine Jewelry for six years hand making jewelry. That led her to start her own company Michelle Brooks Designs, selling her pieces in a boutique in Cherry Creek North Denver. Before moving to Rosemary Beach, Michelle volunteered and was philanthropic with several Denver organizations. She helped at school galas and fundraisers spanning the 15 years her kids were in private school. Michelle and her daughter, Ella, were involved with the Fine Arts Foundation Deb Ball for the year 2019. She enjoys volunteering in her new community of Rosemary Beach, getting to know all the great people here! She and her husband are art collectors and enjoy trips to New Orleans, Santa Fe and several other cities to collect art, recently purchasing an amazing piece by local artist right here on 30A to add to their collection. She really enjoys the arts and is looking forward to helping on the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition.

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Ceil Chapman hails from Nashville, Tennessee. On a chance 2010 visit to Rosemary Beach for a wedding, she and her husband, Charlie, were captivated by the beauty of the town. They became homeowners in 2012. She has a B.A. from Bucknell University and a law degree from Emory University. Ceil has served on the boards of many Nashville arts entities, including the Nashville Symphony and The Cheekwood Mansion and Botanical Gardens. In Rosemary Beach, she has served on the Board of Directors of The Rosemary Beach Foundation and is currently a member of the Rosemary Beach Social Committee. Ceil is thrilled to be serving with this amazing team to bring the Sculpture Exhibition back to Rosemary Beach this year!

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Following his graduation from Auburn University on a golf scholarship in the late 80’s, Gary Handler relocated to Atlanta to pursue his passion for art. In December 1999, he took a bold step forward by establishing Vinings Gallery in the Atlanta area. Known for his discerning eye, Handler possesses a talent for spotting emerging artists and introducing them to the art world. In Autumn of 2013, Vinings Gallery expanded its reach to Historic Roswell on Atlanta’s north side, now boasting two storefront galleries in the vibrant Canton Street community. Then, in 2016, inspired by a vacation with his wife Cindy on 30A, Handler launched Curate 30a in the heart of Rosemary Beach. Through carefully curated exhibitions, community-driven events, and a steadfast commitment to supporting the arts, Handler endeavors to cultivate an atmosphere where creativity flourishes, and art is revered.

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Mary is thrilled to be helping organize the 2024-2025 cycle of the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition.  As a Rosemary Beach homeowner and artist, she appreciates the importance that the RBSE has in providing a cultural experience for Rosemary Beach residents and visitors alike. Mary spent 12 years living overseas in both Paris and Vienna which had a huge impact on her love of art and architecture.  She is currently the Chair of the POA Rosemary Beach Social Committee and served from 2021-2023 on the Board of Directors of the Rosemary Beach Foundation.  She has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado, Denver and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University.  During her career, she worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch and Dun and Bradstreet.

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As a Rosemary Beach property owner since 1998, Trevor has had the pleasure to be part of the creation of the town. He was drawn to 30A, and specifically to Rosemary Beach due to its splendid natural beauty, and the design concepts of New Urbanism. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition since its inception and appreciates how three dimensional art can enhance how residents, and visitors, experience this small slice of paradise.

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Stacy has been a homeowner in Rosemary Beach since 2012.  She has served on the Mercado HOA board (including President for four years), numerous RBPOA committees, The Rosemary Beach Foundation Board, and is excited to join the RBSE committee in 2024 after being a supporter for many years.  As an enthusiastic advocate of the arts, she appreciates the beautiful backdrop that the Rosemary Beach community serves for these exhibits.  Stacy is a talented artist in her own right with skills in stained glass, clay sculpture, and watercolor painting. Stacy and her husband, David, currently share their time between Charlotte, NC and Rosemary Beach.

Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition Street Walkway
Rosemary Beach Gulf of Mexico Photo by Troy Ruprecht
Rosemary Beach Photo Troy Ruprecht

The town comprises 107 acres and 2500 feet of beach. Built according to the traditional neighborhood plan, the town is a design of Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA. Homes and commercial structures in Rosemary Beach are built according to a strict urban code that ensures architectural harmony and integrity.

Greens, pocket gardens and squares shape the town and set the stage for outdoor sculpture. The vibrant town center includes the town hall and post office, hotel, inn, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, bookstore, bakery, coffee shop, bank, day spa, design services and other businesses. Follow the link to learn more about the Merchants of Rosemary Beach.

Though Rosemary Beach is the permanent home for a number of year-round residents, thousands of vacationers visit each year to enjoy its natural beauty, unique architecture, and a variety of events and festivals. Learn more about Rosemary Beach at

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