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

Island Gallery WestABOUT ISLAND GALLERY WEST
Established 25 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 their 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 Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Art Demonstrations on Saturdays during the winter season.
Call 941-778-6648 to check schedule. Everyone welcome.

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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.
Island Gallery West members celebrating their 25th Anniversary

Standing from left, Marie Rice, Susan Swanson, Debra Ridgdill, Kathy Storm, Joe Fletcher, Marlane Wurzbach, Bill Mears, Tracie A. Godri, Charlie Bell; sitting front row from left, Marti Salerni, Joanne Karpay, Lee Mears, Caroline Whitmore, Connie Wolgast, Pam McMillen. Not pictured, Brenda Alcorn, Candace Bennington, Lois Carson, Shirley Rush Dean, Carole Dougherty, Jane Keeling, Betsy Kennedy, Nancy Law, Mary Roff, and Patricia Sorg.
   

Featured Exhibit, August, 2015


This August JANE KEELING, the Island Gallery West muralist who designed the gallery’s iconic outdoor mural, will present a selection of her oil paintings perfectly suited to reflect Florida's year-round love for the outdoors in an exhibit entitled “Splash – Swimmers, Pools and Sunbathing."

After dual careers as both an art educator and muralist, Ms. Keeling’s latest focus is on plein air painting. Her extensive travels around the state and world have given her ample opportunity to capture a wide variety of subjects. The exhibit will run through August 31.

Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat. Please visit or call 941-778-6648 for gallery updates.



   

Featured Exhibit, September, 2015


S. RUSH DEAN, Bradenton acrylics and oils artist, has been named Featured Artist for September at Island Gallery West.

Ms. Dean enjoyed a 20-year career teaching design, drawing and color theory at the University of Maryland and Design at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Ms. Dean is also a longtime member of Island Gallery West and is well known in both Manatee and Sarasota counties for her compelling land and beachscapes. The theme of her exhibit is “Water World."

The exhibit runs from September 1-30. Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM,



   

Featured Exhibit, October, 2015


LEE MEARS, Mixed-Media Artist, Named October Featured Artist at Island Gallery West, Exhibiting "Whatever!”

This October LEE MEARS, a popular mixed-media artist and veteran member of Island Gallery West, will present her paintings, collages and other mixed-media art in an exhibit entitled “Whatever!” Lee’s joyful attitude is evident in the pieces she creates using everyday materials from the more expected paper, string, buttons and beads right on to egg shells and even discarded computer parts.

The exhibit will run through October 31



   

2015-2016 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.

June 2015 Debra Ridgdill (pottery) & Kathy Storm (nature photography) "Nature Transformed"
July 2015 Brenda Alcorn (mixed media) "The Spirit of Nature"
Aug. 2015 Jane Keeling (oils) "Splash" swimmers, pools, and sunbathing
Sept. 2015 Shirley Rush Dean (acrylics) "Water World"
Oct. 2015 Lee Mears (mixed media) "Whatever"
Nov. 2015 Graciela Giles "Poetry in Color" ArtsHop Event with public reception Nov. 13, 5:00-8:00 PM
Dec. 2015 Marti Salerni "Inspired by Nature" Holmes Beach Holiday Party with public reception Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 PM
Jan. 2016 Candace Bennington (oil and pastels) "It’s All About the Beach" with public reception Jan 8, 5:30-7:30 PM
Feb. 2016 Carole Dougherty (mixed media) "Heart Beats" with public reception Feb. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Mar. 2016 Marlane Wurzbach (acrylics) "Reflections" with public reception Mar. 11, 5:30-7:30 PM
Apr. 2016 Jerry Patridge (Lucky Penny cigar box guitars) "Playable Wall Art" with public reception Apr. 8, 5:30-7:30 PM
May 2016 Joanna Karpay (oils) “Old Florida Spendor, Landscapes & Vistas”



2016 Art Demonstrations at Island Gallery West
Our Art Demonstrations Schedule runs from the first Saturday in January through mid-March.. The events are free, open to the public and are held weekly 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 call 941-778-6648 for further information.



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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