Cocktails with the Critters Thursday May 1 at The Blue Gill WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!!

Thank you to all who came out on such a beautiful night to support the Sea lab and the Foundation.  It wa a great success and a good time was had by all who were there!!!


Mark your calendar for 2015....Thursday May 7 at the Blue Gill!


Cocktails with Critters, the major fundraiser for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, will be Thursday, May 1, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway. This will be an exciting evening overlooking Mobile Bay.  Entertainment will be provided by the lively inspired sounds of Delta Reign.   For those seeking more thrills, there will be a fantastic silent auction. The Bluegill Restaurant is pulling out all the stops and will be serving fabulous and tasty hors d’oeuvres along with  wine and beer. A cash bar will also be available.


The Foundation is seeking sponsors and Silent auction contributors for this exciting event.  

Click here to go to the Sponsor Page.


Click here to go to the Silent Auction Donor page.


Click here to see a list of silent auction items donated so far.


To Buy Tickets: Individual tickets are available from the Foundation office, by calling 251-605-6624 or online by clicking the paypal Buy Now button below.  Tickets may be ordered by:

Clicking here to access the payment page to pay by check or credit card via US mail.

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Special Guest Appearance by celebrated Artist, Stig Marcussen At Cocktails with the Critters

Stig Marcussen  has been a professional, dedicated artist creating original works in pen and ink and watercolors for over 20 years. His prints are some of the most popular works at festivals, and when he sells his watercolor prints he hand paints each one individually. Most of his original watercolors are prized by the artist so rarely sold, making them highly sought-after and valuable pieces of art. Because Stig's artistic "flavor" is so engaging and representative of the Gulf Coast, his works can be seen hanging on the walls of several Mississippi Gulf Coast Hospitals and countless homes and offices.  Stig has sold over 15,000 paintings all across the country.  He has been the recipient of the coveted, "People's Choice Award," at the annual Ocean Springs Peter Anderson Festival. Stig received his formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. His unique style encompasses scenes that no longer exist and a lifestyle that is going away. Stig himself has said in interviews that his art represents the brutal realism in coastal scenery, and he often renders the Gulf Coastal scenery in a somewhat grainy or sketchy manner to emphasize the uncertainty within nature.  He has exhibited at the Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, and his greatest inspiration is Horn Island, where he goes to paint and relax. Stig's creations start off with an original Pen and Ink drawing from which a Limited Edition Print is made. For the colored versions of his prints Stig hand paints the Limited Edition Print with Watercolor.

Delta Reign to Play at Cocktails With the Critters

Live Entertainment at Cocktails with the Critters will be provided by nationally recognized  Delta Reign Bluegrass Band.  


The band hails from the Mobile River delta region of the gulf coast. As five rivers flow together into Mobile Bay to form the delta, so Delta Reign brings together the musical influences of each member...bluegrass, western swing, blues & jazz... it's being called, "swinging bluegrass". (or 'delta bluegrass')


Click the link below to see Delta Reign website.

Amazing Silent Auction Items



The silent auction will have many exciting and unique items ranging from original artwork to guided fishing trips in the Gulf to fabulous vacation properties.  A detailed list will be included with the invitation and on the website. Keep checking back for new additions.


Here are a few photos of select Silent Auction Items.


  • Bracelet from Ballins
  • Ottoman From Atchison Home
  • Print from Sarah Haas
  • Serving set from Carter and Co
  • Orignial Oils by Brad Robertson
  • Bronze by Casey Downing
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