The Nest Art & Photography Studio

The Nest Art & Photography Studio


Thank you so much for putting together this art walk today! It was an amazing experience for my young friend Jadah!!!
Hey! Is anyone from the Nest doing the 2nd Saturday Art walk??
Can't wait to check this out!!!
Julez Lynn thanks for the invite!
Awesome. Gotta check it out.

Owner Shawnna Jones. Private Establishment. Appointment Only
Studio Space available for hourly rate.

Operating as usual 01/17/2020

Sara Jane Art

One of my all tyme favorites!
Check her out♥ I’m Sara Jane Intuitive Artist Holiday dolls are here My Offerings k Art Blog Ramblings, stories, sometimes utter nonsense. Whatever. It’s just me talking.  Original Art One-of-a-kind, original peices of art, mostly paintings, on wood, canvas, or paper.  Matted Prints Reproductions of orig...


Historic Tanglefoot Association

Each of these amazing pieces are available by Silent Auction!

Send us a message with your Phone Number, Name and Address and tell us what your $ bid will be and for which piece. The proceeds will be split between these local artists and the Historic Tanglefoot Association.

You can view the pieces in person here on Main St in the window of 10 E Main St. Bids can also be dropped in our lock box at 10 E Main St as well. Bids will be accepted until 6PM on November 30th 2019. At that point the top winning bid for each piece will be announced at the conclusion of the Small Business Saturday Stocking Stroll.

Are enormous thanks go out to the Cryptic Mafia for making each of these pieces a part of our history as they have been on display on Main St. for the past year! Each of these talented artists are members of the Society and are amazing in their field as are all the talented local artist that contribute too our community through the Cryptic Mafia Society!!!

These are only 8 of the original 10 pieces that were on display for our community two of the artist have chosen too keep their works themselves but each of these 8 has graciously allowed us to offer their work for auction. The proceeds of the auction go 50/50 to the work of the Historic Tanglefoot Association and directly too the artist behind the piece.

Our thanks for lending their talent too our community and to the ongoing work of our community is overflowing. Let your hearts be as full to support these artists when you bid. Everyone is a local artist who contributes in so many ways too the beauty we see in our city.

The works themselves are...

“Every Flower is a Soul Blooming from Death”
by Joshua Pullen

“Illusion of Loss”
by Vince Puzzo

"Flowers and Sacred Geometry. The Key to the Creator’s Heart”
by Marcia Hahn

"Bloom Where You are Planted”
by Sara Jane O’shea

"Seeds of Thought”
by Jennifer Howard-Jones

"Astra la Victoria”
by Liz Desmarais

“Trio of Trouble”
by Joni Watkins

“Kepler Sunrise”
by Elizabeth Crabtree


No Coast Bikers Magazine llc

Hey everyone, we are running behide on the October issue but it will be available the first of the week, We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone ,we will be at The Streetfest in Festus next Saturday the 12th with magazines so come on by & grab you one with our superstars on the cover Dani & Rachel 🖤☠🖤with Double Trouble 🖤☠🖤


Gary Adams Artwork


Cryptic Mafia Society

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST... drop a link to your page below...
❤❤We want to add you to our ARTISTS DIRECTORY!!! We want to PROMOTE YOU!!
Painters, musicians, photographers, seamstress, etc. ANY AND ALL ARTISTS!!


Cryptic Mafia Society

Baby Baby... where did our love go?
The Nest Art & Photography Studio with
Cryptic Winged Photography•
•Festus, Missouri 08/03/2019

TwinCity Days Art Walk The annual Twin city days art walk Is  coming up Friday, September 6th. We will once again be holding the art walk in the Grace Presbyterian Church yard and on the beautiful arched bridge leading onto Crystal city’s Cobb...



Excited to announce Jessica Cuddy will be playing at JefJam!
📸: Steve Yancey


Tiny Forest Creations

Welcome to Tiny Forest!
I specialize in making the multifaceted glory of nature shine in new and unique ways. Handcrafted resin jewelry with beautiful hand pressed flora and fauna is what I do.
Send a direct message for custom order inquiries



Big thank you to the Cryptic Mafia Society for their support in bringing a non-profit music festival to Jefferson County.





Shop Festus & Crystal City Main Street aka Tanglefoot

The Main Street Connections rep said we had the biggest turn out they’ve ever seen. We had around 130 folks show up. Way to go F&CC Main Street supporters.

Many thanks to all that made it happen.


Newest Piece!
Will be displayed at The Nest!

Nest painting on barn wood. -Update: SOlD


[10/10/18]   •Pre-Registry for 3rd Annual ADULT COSTUME CONTEST Contestants anytime throughout 3rd Anniversary StreetFest! 11-6:30pm at The Nest Art & Photography Studio or All The Rage Comics & Games
•Contestants need to be at STAGE 2 no later than 6:45pm & pre-registered with one of the above Hosts.
•7:00pm Contest starts.
WINNER TAKES $$$$$100.00 Cash
2nd $50.00 & 3rd $25.00
Prizes Donated By Historic Tanglefoot Association

For more information: Shawnna Jones 08/02/2018

Flying to the Nest from 8-2-18 Elizabeth, Julez, and Ryan discuss the upcoming events and activities within the Cryptic Mafia Society as well as the Model of the Month: Amanda Reynolds and Artist of the Month: Jennifer Howard-Jones


Bee Tree Park

Thank You Bee Tree Park for the amazing music last night at The Nest!
Appreciated Greatly!

Original lady-fronted Emo-Folk from St. Louis.

Jessica Cuddy - Vocals/Ukulele
Bradley Morlock - Drums


Lil' Lil cleaning The Nest...
she takes pride in it!


Shop Festus & Crystal City Main Street aka Tanglefoot

Chris Hagan Experience 5-8-18
Art on Main Street


The Framed Festus Art Event was a real landmark event for art and culture in the Twin Cities. This was the culmination of a lot of effort and energy since the Association re-grouped last year, we urge everyone to get down to Main Street and have a look!

We want to thank everyone involved, especially Shawnna Jones / The Nest Art & Photography Studio and really appreciate all the likes and shares. There will be a lot more to follow from our organization!


Shop Festus & Crystal City Main Street aka Tanglefoot

A big thank you goes out to Jake at Lucky 8’s Construction for donating his time to get all the paintings on Main Street put up.


Warped Bottled Photography


A photographer located near St.Louis Missouri. My prices are low, as I’m wanting to experiment with all types or photography! Message me for details!


Artist of the month! Sara Jane O'shea Sara Jane Art

I’ve spent all flippin day trying to think of what to say with this post and now I’m just, like, stop being a dork!
#dontoverthinkit #seriously #imadork #owls #artoninstagram #artprints 03/24/2018


✔️4 Artist Entries Left✔️
Only ONE WEEK left to enter event....
Would LOVE to see the Final 4 filled! CALL FOR ARTISTS: •First of 3 Mind-Blowing full weekend events in 2018, Hosted by The Nest Art & Photography Studio!!! Each of the 3 Events this year will include a product theme. This product will become the artists canvas. Product supplied to each artist by The Nest. Artists will have 1-2 months...


••The Nest's Model of The Month••

Cryptic Winged Model Lady Patty
Photographer Dave Aubuchon with
David Aubuchon Photography
Patty LouWho? Healing & Inspiring through the Lens Model Page


Artist of The Month!!

20% off my paper pieces
40% off my canvas and panel pieces 😮

I need to make room for new inspirations!
Most of my canvas pieces can be found in the gallery on

Most of my paper pieces and a couple canvases can be found in my Etsy shop

*sale does not include prints.


30 Proof Painting

Join Liz for another cup of tea! Find out more about 30 Proof Painting's offerings including private parties, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more!

Help support lovely lady Betty Green Krav Maga Instructorr at the Fight for a Cure Boxing Event on May 12th.



•First of 3 Mind-Blowing full weekend events in 2018, Hosted by The Nest Art & Photography Studio!!!

Each of the 3 Events this year will include a product theme. This product will become the artists canvas. Product supplied to each artist by The Nest.
Artists will have 1-2 months to complete their masterpiece for Each Full Weekend Event•

•Each of the 3 Events will include a minimum of 25 artists - Maximum of 40

Each Event:
Just for fun..
1st & 2nd place cash prize!

--EVENT 1 OF 3--

The idea was planted 1 year as two tiny seeds... when the artist sent me 2 images of his creation.. I was inspired! I'm now ready to turn a vision into a reality.

Event 1 Product:
••Mannequin Heads••
Turn your mannequin head into your masterpiece!
Looking for a wide variety of artists../of every media to participate in this project!! A collaboration of Graffiti artists, painters, photographers, make-up artists, tattooist, etc. Any & All are WELCOME!!

No creative thumb on artists visions for their piece.
(Height & Weight requirements only)

25-40 artist entries available•
This is a first come first serve basis.
$35.00 entry fee•
Entry Fee Includes the product/canvas for the project, 1 mannequin head. (Limit of 2 entries per artist)

A wide variety of different mannequin head canvases. choice will be a random drawing by artist upon Pick-Up.•

66 days to complete project•

Deadline Date for Artist Entry Fee:
March 31st•
-Product Pick-Up dates & tymes will be included in Informational package each artist will receive after entry fee is paid-

Ticketleap link below to pay entry fee & guarantee your spot.
Just for fun:
$150.00 1st place.
$50.00 2nd place
(Votes Include event audience & a 3 member art committee panel.)

Full weekend event will be held: Friday June 8th & Saturday June 9th
At The Nest Art & Photography Studio.

Please PM The Nest Art & Photography Studio or Owner Shawnna Jones for any further questions.

Artists informational package will be sent after Entry Fee is accepted


Sara Jane Art

Our Artist of the Month is Sara Jane OShea, She's an amazing and unique artist.

Just a girl with some art supplies making things and dreaming dreams


Patty LouWho? Healing & Inspiring through the Lens Model Page

Introducing March Model of the Month, Patty Brauns. She has a brand new page for you to like and follow.

Where writing and photography come together as one.


Dunklin R5 School District

Career Fair Day at Senn-Thomas Middle School...

Pictured: Organic Farming with Vicky Chen of Earthdance Farms, Bio-Med with Matt Amanda holding cow eyes, Shawnna Jones and Justin Culton talking photography, and Molly - who brought her owner Dana Nevois to discuss the Vet Tech program at Jeff College.


The Nest is venue to Hahn Martial Arts and Fitness Center- Festus Buti Yoga this evening!

Festus Friday 6pm Buti Yoga Class with Hahn Instructor Lisa Clayman will be moving to "The Nest" at 108A E. Main St., Festus MO 63028 (a block west of Hahn Center location). "The Nest" is a beautiful Private Studio we will be using for our Ladies ONLY Buti Yoga Class! Come make new friends, have fun, and learn a healthier lifestyle in a beautiful environment with Lisa Clayman. Possibly more class times added in the future if we can fill up this class time. Buti Yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance and deep core engagement. Make sure to bring your yoga mat ladies!


Modeling adventures of Betty Kae

February Model of The Month:
Lady Betty Green

Local model


Steve Yancey Photographer

February Artist of The Month:
Mr. Steve Yancey

I am a Photographer living in Belleville, IL, I make pictures for the joy of making pictures. Lets get together and make something fun.

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Lil' Lil cleaning The Nest... she takes pride in it!




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