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contemporary artist Andy Saczynski

Contemporary artist Andy Saczynski is perhaps best known for his mixed media assemblage art. His style includes characteristics of cubism, folk art, outsider art, and street art. He primarily works with house paint, found objects, recycled musical instruments, reclaimed wood, and repurposed materials. He doesn’t go looking for these items, but somehow they always find him. His parents have been collecting antiques his entire life and because of this creative influence, Andy has been developing ideas for years. He also finds his artistic inspiration through music and in Florida’s landscape and wildlife.

When Andy first started using reclaimed, repurposed, and recycled materials, it was out of necessity. He was trying to reduce his cost, since canvas and paint can be expensive. However, as he developed his technique, Andy discovered parallels between his work and people. Most of us go through seasons of growth, trying to discover who we are and life’s meaning. Through his work, Andy illustrates that things and people have something in common. Hope can be found in new paths and second chances.

Andy and his wife have called Florida’s Emerald Coast home since childhood. They married in 1999, and have five children. In his free time, Andy enjoys surfing and skateboarding.


Hottest Artist – 2017
30A Hot Spot

Hottest Artist – 2016
30A Hot Spot

Top Finalist, Best Art or Design Gallery/Studio – 2015
Perfect in South Walton

Award for the Creative Arts – November 2014
36th Annual Peter Anderson Festival (Ocean Springs, MS)

Best Local Artist – October 2014
Emerald Coast Magazine Best of the Emerald Coast Readers Choice Poll

Poster Design Winner – October 2013
18th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts (Destin, FL)

Best Local Artist – October 2013
Emerald Coast Magazine Best of the Emerald Coast Readers Choice Poll

People’s Choice Award – May 2013
25th Annual ArtsQuest (WaterColor, FL)

Award of Merit – May 2013
25th Annual ArtsQuest (WaterColor, FL)

2013 Artist of the Year – October 2012
Visit South Walton

Best Local Artist – October 2012
Emerald Coast Magazine Best of the Emerald Coast Readers Choice Poll

Judge’s Recognition Award – October 2011
16th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts (Destin, FL)

Award of Merit – May 2011
23rd Annual ArtsQuest (Seaside, FL)

People’s Choice Award – October 2010
15th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts (Destin, FL)

contemporary artist Andy Saczynski


No Longer Slaves (by Destiny Worship Center)
Feed Your Personal Sense of Style at Grayton Beach (by Visit Florida)
Andy Saczynski (by Modus Films)
#EPICFolkArt: Behind the Scenes (by Immaculate Baking)
#EPICFolkArt: Time-Lapse (by Immaculate Baking)
Andy Saczynski – South Walton Artist of the Year (by Visit South Walton)
Andy Saczynski Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach, Florida (by SoWal)
The Art of South Walton, Florida (by Visit South Walton)
South Walton: A Perfect Place to Shop (by Visit South Walton, skip to 0:24)
Follow Me to South Walton (by Visit South Walton, skip to 0:53)
2013 Moss Rock Festival (by Real World Productions, skip to 2:34)


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Andy donates his time, talent, and financial gain to charitable organizations. This list includes but is not limited to:
A21 Campaign | Alaqua Animal Refuge | American Cancer Society | American Heart Association | Angel Flight Soars | Bethany Christian Services | The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County | Destin Cobia Tournament | Destin Elementary School | Destiny Worship Center | Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center | Emeril Lagasse Foundation | Food for Thought | FPRA | Habitat for Humanity of Walton County | Harding Academy | Junior League of the Emerald Coast | Leadership Walton | Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation | Music For Missions | Niceville High School Band | Northwest Florida State College South Walton Center | Sacred Heart Foundation | Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Arts in Medicine | The Seaside School Foundation | Shoreline Church | Sinfonia Gulf Coast | Walton County Habitat for Humanity | Walton Skate Society | 30A Songwriters Festival