Anna Maria Island, Florida


Anna Maria Island art gallery
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Established more than 27 years ago by a small core group of local artists on Florida's Anna Maria Island, our gallery has evolved into a successful artists' cooperative of nearly thirty members. We offer paintings, photographs, mixed media, ceramic arts, stained glass, pottery, decorative tiles, jewelry, notecards and more. The works of a different artist are featured each month.

The gallery is staffed six days a week by member artists who welcome the opportunity to discuss THE GALLERY’S art with you. Stop by for a pleasant, relaxing visit and enjoy the many fine works of art on display in two exhibit areas. You'll discover all the variety and visual stimulation of an art festival in a pleasant gallery setting.

The Gallery is open Mon - Sun, 10 AM-5 PM
Free Art Demonstrations on Saturdays
during the winter season.
Call 941-778-6648 to check schedule.
Everyone welcome.
Island Gallery West

Island Gallery West, a members’ co-op, is currently accepting applications for membership.

Application forms can be found at the desk inside the gallery or by clicking the link below. For additional information, please call Island Gallery West, 941-778-6648 or Carole Dougherty, 941-722-2314.

Membership Agreement
or telephone: 941-778-6648 for more information

Welcome to Island Gallery West!

The gallery is always staffed with a member artist who is knowledgeable in the techniques and portfolios of all the artists. Be sure to visit soon to check out the newest art including oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass and fiber art.

Featured Exhibit, January 2018

Marlane Wurzbach’s bold and colorful acrylic paintings will be featured in a month-long exhibit entitled “New Horizons” this January at Island Gallery West. Ms. Wurzbach was a longtime resident of Anna Maria Island and now paints in Sarasota where she creates detailed scenes to explore natural beauty and history of our area. A highlight of the exhibit will be a public reception at the gallery on Friday, January 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM as part of the monthly Holmes Beach Art District ArtWalks. Come join many of the gallery’s 29 artist members for fine art, refreshments, music by Chip Ragsdale, and fun.

Island Gallery West is located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria Island. Ms. Wurzbach's exhibit runs from January 2 through January 31. Regular gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat. and on Sundays from 10 AM-5 PM, November through April.


Featured Exhibit, February, 2018

Joanna Karpay’s oil and pastel paintings will be featured in a month-long exhibit entitled “The Color of Sunlight” this February at Island Gallery West. As part of the monthly Holmes Beach Art District ArtWalks, a highlight of the exhibit will be a public reception on Friday, February 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Follow the sweet sounds of live bluegrass music performed by a trio of musicians, enjoy complimentary refreshments, meet the artists and see all the latest local art at Island Gallery West.

A Tampa native, Joanna has spent a lifetime developing her award-winning style as a Florida landscape artist. Joanna’s latest paintings still use nature for inspiration while they push into the realm of fantasy and surrealism, exciting the mind’s eye with bold color, and capturing sunlight in a way that brings a fresh and fun approach to ordinary landscapes.

Ms. Karpay’s exhibit runs through February 28th at Island Gallery West, located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 AM—5 PM, Mon.-Sat.


Featured Exhibit, March, 2018

Judy Saltzman’s month-long March exhibit "Sea Escapes: Celebration of the Sea and Sail" is a collection of vibrant and expressive watercolor paintings. Judy has a deep affinity for watercolor, both for its ability and its unpredictability. As an award-winning artist and Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and American Society of Marine Artists, Judy explores the melding of realism and impressionistic style to create visual intricacy while adding layers of color for harmony. Her work has been featured in the international magazine “The Art of Watercolour,” the national magazine “Watercolor Artist” and “North Light Book-Splash 19.” The public is invited to the Island Gallery West reception on Friday, March 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM as part of the monthly Holmes Beach Art District monthly ArtWalks. Judy will also offer a demonstration “Just Add Water” at the gallery on Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 AM - Noon

Island Gallery West, located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria Island.


2017-2018 Featured Artist Exhibits at Island Gallery West

Please join us for fine art, fun, food and refreshments at our monthly open house receptions during the winter/spring season. Many of our member artists attend and look forward to meeting you.

Aug. 2017 Patrick O’Neill (acrylics) “Wild & Wonderful”
Sept. 2017 Shirley Rush Dean (acrylics) “New Directions"
Oct. 2017 Jane Keeling (oils) “Surf N Turf"
Nov. 2017 Marti Salerni (acrylics) “Petal Away" Public ArtsHOP reception, Fri., Nov. 10, 5:00-8:00 PM
Dec. 2017 Maria Sine “Land and Sea" Public reception Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 PM
Jan. 2018 Marlane Wurzbach (acrylics) “New Horizons” Public reception Fri., Jan. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Feb. 2018 Joanna Karpay (oils/pastels) “The Color of Sunlight” Public reception Fri., Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Mar. 2018 Judy Saltzman (watercolor) “Sea Escape–Celebration of Sea & Sail" Public reception Fri., Mar. 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Apr. 2018 Jeffrey Sanchez (oils) “Inspirations From My New Life in Florida" Public reception Fri., Apr. 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
May 2018 Dieter Lau (mixed media) “Ride on the Wild Side"

Art Demonstrations at Island Gallery West
Weekly Art Demonstrations are offered at Island Gallery West from January 6 through March 2018. The free events are open to the public and are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the gallery located at 5368 Gulf Dr. (S & S Shopping Plaza, Trolley Stop 15), Holmes Beach, FL. Seating is first come, first served. Please visit or call 941-778-6648 for further information.

Jan. 6 Lee Mears - Acrylics
Jan. 13 Jane Keeling - Painting Water Birds
Jan. 20 Caroline Whitmore - Watercolor
Jan. 27 Candace Bennington - Pastels
Feb. 3 Sharon Lennox Woelfling - Watercolor
Feb. 10 Joanna Karpay - Pastels
Feb. 17 Judy Saltzman - Layering Watercolor
Feb. 24 Graciela Giles - Watercolor
Mar. 3 Carole Dougherty - Mixed Media
Mar. 10 Annual IGW Artists’ Studio Sale
Mar. 17 Sue Elliott - Introduction to Alcohol Ink
Mar. 24 Judy Saltzman - “Just Add Water”
Mar. 31 Maria Sine - Acrylics

Island Gallery West History

Artist James Pay conceived of and planned Island Gallery West in April 1990 with other local artists including Sidney McKenna, Mary Worobec, Helen DeForge, Thelma Weeks, Irene Murphy, Judy Adams, Bren Jackson and Jane Fitzgerald.

The gallery opened at the current location, 5368 Gulf Drive in the S & S Shopping Plaza in Holmes Beach, with the Anna Maria Island Art League using the back room for its headquarters and classroom for the first three years.

A fire at an adjacent restaurant, Augie's, damaged the gallery in April 2003, but the artist co-op worked together to clean and repair the gallery, re-opening it little more than a month later.

The gallery remains a vibrant co-operative of diverse local artists. New applicants are juried by current members to be accepted into the group. There are no paid employees, and each member staffs the gallery once a month. Gallery visitors can always count on meeting with a professional artist knowledgeable in his or her fellow artists' medium.

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