Kahncepts Gallery Nights to Host JB Burnes This Friday

Kahn’s Furniture in Kahncepts Gallery Nights to Host JB Burnes, Friday August 10th


Miramar Beach sponsors a different local artist every Friday night from 5-7 PM. Complimentary beer & wine is provided during each “Kahncepts Gallery Night.” Kahn’s Furniture is proud to be featuring artist JB Burnes this Friday, August 10, 2018.




Who  is  James “JB” Burnes

(Artist  vs.  Engineer)



From  selling  condos  to  building  sandcastles,  I  have  enjoy

ed  living  along  the  gulf  coast  for  the  past  fifteen  years.



  • I grew up  in  the  Atlanta  area.    My  family  was  in  the

Mechanical  Contra

  • Studied Mechanical Engineering  at  Southern  Tech.
  • As a project
  •   manager  for  GE  Spacenet, I  designed  and  built,  Outsourced  Helpdesks  for  companies  such  as  Georgia  Pacific,  Lockhead  Martin,  Toshiba…
  • While at Radiant  Systems,  my  team  was  responsible  for  CRM and  Knowledge  Base  solutions,  which automated  the  Customer  Service  division  for  POS  support.
  • I then took
    a consultative  sales  role  at  Inference  Corporation to  help  companies  implement  integration  strategies  for  contact  centers.  Web  Based  Self  Help,  Automated  email  support,  Live  Chat.
  • Following the “Dot-Bomb” NASDAQ  crash,  I  decided  to  take  a  lucrative opportunity  selling  resort  properties  along  the  gulf  coast.    I  ran  a  brokerage  in  Panama  City  Beach  and  Perdido  Key,  Florida.
  • I  still  hold  an  active  Real  Estate  Broker  and  CAM  license  in  Florida.

I  am  an  artist who  enjoys  applying  my  engineering  and  trade  skills  on  multiple  mediums:

  • Acrylic Art ·Cabinetry 
  • Carving ·CNC Millwork
  • Concrete Countertops ·Custom  Finishes
  • Epoxy and Resin  ·Furniture  Design
  • Live Edge Slabs  ·Sand  Sculpture
  • Sculpting ·Sign Making
  • Throwing Clay ·Welding  ·Woodworking

I  am  always  seeking  new  challenges  to  further  my  creative  capabilities.

Custom  Orders  Wanted!



Karla Kittridge, another local artist, will also be displaying work on August 10, 2018.


Upcoming artists include Velia Lala on August 17th and  Lauren Ashley Art on August 24th.

Kahncept’s Gallery Nights to Host “Soul Sisters”






Kahncept’s Gallery Nights to Host “Soul Sisters”


Join us on June 29th as “Soul Sisters,” Lisa Wagner and Susan Garr debut collective work as part of “Kahncepts Gallery Nights” which will take place every Friday night from 5-7 pm through the summer. Each gallery night shines a spotlight on local artists. This Friday night, a portion of all proceeds will go to “Fore Her,” benefiting breast cancer patients along the Emerald Coast. For More information, call 850-424-4334 or stop by Kahn’s Furniture & Coastal Decor, located at 11394 U.S. Hwy 98 Suite A in Miramar Beach, next to the Melting Pot.


Kahn’s will be serving free beer, wine, & hors d’oeuvres during the gallery presentation.


About the artists:


The Soul Sisters are two best friends… Lisa and Susan. They’ve been friends for more than 30 years, and are truly soul sisters. Susan has a 32-year career in the printing industry, creating her unique art in her leisure time. Lisa spent most of her career in marketing. After moving to Destin in 2006, she began pursuing her lifelong passions of art and photography.


Mermaid Lisa – “…and so, she decided to live the life she’d imagined”


Lisa Wagner Pozza first visited the Gulf Coast area in 1977. She felt so at home at the beach and knew that one day she would make the beach her home. In 2006, she made the first step of her dream a reality by relocating to Destin. With just the necessities in boxes and a semi-reliable vehicle, she drove across the country and started down the path to creating the life that she had only imagined. Inspired by the soft and cool colors of a sandy beach, seashells, and calm emerald water; her artwork is coastal inspired acrylic, painted on a variety of surfaces, canvas, plywood, reclaimed wood, silver trays.


Mermaid Susan – “…I think I love the rain, because I’m a mermaid who lives too far from the ocean”

Susan Garr’s a landlocked mermaid with dreams of living by the sea. She has lived in southern Indiana all of her life. She often visit the beaches of Destin and

South Walton, and has done so for years. She hopes to make this beach her home someday. Inspired by everything mermaid; the bold and bright colors of beach umbrellas on a sunny day, blue

skies, and the wild waves; her artwork is reverse window painting, and features many mermaids (my spirit animal), along with other whimsical stylized designs, and customized family tree art.


“We are excited to bring our work to Kahncepts Gallery Night on June 29th, and hope to see you there!”


“Destin has been my home for over 30 years. I’ve been involved in the arts for many years and love that I am now in a position that I can give back to the community that has been so good to me. That’s why I sponsor local artists and artisans. Kahncepts by Katie Kahn is a collaborative effort. I am fortunate to have a fantastic team of carpenters, welders, painters, and other artists who are patient with me, listen to my ideas and help me turn my visions into something tangible. I learn something from every artist that walks in my door. The creative energy and ideas they bring are contagious. I hope you’ll come catch the creative bug, too. Join me in celebrating some of the most talented artists along the Emerald Coast.

Katie Kahn

Need an even better reason to come? For the remainder of the summer, a percentage of Gallery Night proceeds will be donated to a local charity of the artists’ choice. It’s just another way Kahn’s Furniture is giving back to the community!”


~Katie Kahn