Shows, Honors & Awards


Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL - Permanent Collection - 2003
Boggy Bayou Festival, Niceville, FL - “Best Original Acrylic” 2007
Northwest Florida Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort Walton Bch, FL - “2nd Place” 2007  
Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Niceville, FL - 2008
Walton Sun Feature Article - “Music inspires Art” – August 2008
www.Drulz.com feature article - “The Powerful Tool of Music” – August 2008
Baytowne Wharf Art Walk, Sandestin, FL – August 2008
Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL – October 2008
Boggy Bayou Festival, Niceville, FL – October 2008
Walt Disney World Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL – November 2008
Forward Visions: 5 Contemporary Visual Artists, Panama City, FL - 2009
Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL - Collaborative "Best of Show" – October 2009
Northwest Florida Fine Arts Exhibition, Fort Walton Beach, FL - "2nd Place" October 2009
ArtsQuest - Seaside, FL – May 2010
Baytowne Wharf Art Walk, Sandestin, FL – September 2010
Boggy Bayou Festival, Niceville, FL – October 2010
Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL - Collaborative "1st Place" October 2010
Central Florida Fair, Panama City, FL - "1st Place" & "People's Choice" October 2011
Boggy Bayou Festival, Niceville, FL - "Award of Excellence" October 2011
Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL - October 2011
Walt Disney World Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL - November 2011
Central Florida Fair, Panama City, FL - “1st Place" & "3rd Place" October 2012
Baytowne Wharf Art Expo, Sandestin, FL – August 2013
Central Florida Fair, Panama City, FL – “1st Place” September 2013
Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL – "Judges Recognition Award" October 2013
Walt Disney World Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL – "Award of Distinction" November 2013

Destin Log Article - "Dual Talent: Artist  Jamie Babula Works in Two Styles" October 2014

Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL - October 2014  "Judges Recognition Award" October 2014

Watercolor Art in the Park, Watercolor FL - March 2015

Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Niceville, FL - 2015 "  "2nd Place" Feb 2015
Watercolor Art in the Park, Watercolor FL - March 2016

ArtsQuest - Sandestin, FL - May 2016

Destin Festival of the Arts, Destin, FL -   "Award of Excellence" October 2016

Great Gulf Coast Art Festival, Pensacola, FL - Nov 2016

Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Niceville, FL - Jan 2017


A little about me...

She has been drawing since she was able to hold a crayon...

Jamie Babula was born in Tennessee in 1982 and moved to Florida at the age of five. She is an award winning, self-taught artist that has been drawing since she was able to hold a crayon. At Babula’s first attempt of selling her art, she put a sign in her front yard that read “Art for Sale” and sold three paintings that day. 

At that time, she began art shows and was recognized for awards such as “Best in Show” and "People's Choice Award". She is best known for her work on paper using colored pencil and graphite. These thought-provoking hyper realism drawings have often been mistaken for actual photographs. Her painting style is dramatic abstract expressionism. Like other artists that have influenced her work, she leaves her paintings untitled and referenced only by number to avoid pre-determining what the viewer may see or feel when they observe her work. 

​Babula recently turned her focus to being a full-time artist. She hopes her work will inspire others and gain support and appreciation of original artwork. Babula's love and passion for art is evident in every aspect of her life.