Anna Maria Island, Florida


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

Established more than 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 Mon - Sat, 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, November, 2016

JANE KEELING, Oils Artist, to be Featured in November at Island Gallery West Exhibiting “Surf’s Up”

Longtime Island Gallery West artist JANE KEELING has been chosen to help kick off the high season as our November Featured Artist with her oils exhibit entitled “Surf’s Up.” A highlight of the month will be the first of the season of monthly public gallery receptions on Friday, November 11 from 5-8 PM, as part of the 10th annual Anna Maria Island artsHOP event.

Growing up in Oklahoma watching Gidget movies and listening to Beach Boys' music, Jane appreciates the lifestyle that she now enjoys here in Florida where she paints on location, depicting the universally positive emotions evoked by the beach. As a Contemporary Impressionist Jane's main painting focus is color, light and interesting brushwork.

The month-long free exhibit will be presented at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 27 local artists.


Featured Exhibit, December, 2016

DIETER LAU has been named December Featured Artist at Island Gallery West, showing his Digital Art in a display entitled “Expressive Espresso.” They say that all you need is love and perhaps a good cup of espresso, and Sarasota artist Dieter Lau explores and captures trendy baristas and gathering places around the world. Known for his experimentation of Digital Art design, Dieter takes reality and transforms it into expressive photographs. Educated in Berlin and working as an Architectural Contractor, he has received numerous awards for his traditional and non-traditional methods, and his December exhibit will incorporate both methods.

A public reception for the Lau exhibit will be part of the annual Holmes Beach Merchants’ Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Come join the Island Gallery West artist members for fine art, live music by Chip Ragsdale, refreshments and fun.

The exhibit will then continue through December 31 at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 27 local artists. The gallery has been located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL on Anna Maria Island for the past 26 years.


Featured Exhibit, January 2017

MARTI SALERNI has been chosen to ring in the new year as the January Featured Artist at Island Gallery West with her water-media paintings exhibit entitled “New Year Preview.” Ms. Salerni is known for her use of vibrant color in her watercolors, acrylics, dye and yupo paintings. A highlight of the month will be the public gallery reception on Friday, January 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM, as part of the annual Holmes Beach Art District monthly Art Walks.

The free month-long exhibit will be presented at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 27 local artists.


2016-2017 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.

July 2016 Patrick O’Neill (acrylics) "America the Beautiful"
Aug. 2016 Maria Sine (acrylics) “'Color Me’ Inspired"
Sept.2016 Marie Rice (oils) "Glass Impressions"
Oct. 2016 Charlie Bell (oils) “Florida’s West Coast"
Nov. 2016 Jane Keeling (oils) “Surf’s Up" with public ArtsHOP reception Fri., Nov. 11, 5:00-8:00 PM
Dec. 2016 Dieter Lau (digital photography) “Expressive Espresso" with public reception Fri., Dec. 2, 5:30-7:30 PM
Jan. 2017 Marti Salerni (acrylics) "New Year Preview" with public reception Fri., Jan. 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
Feb. 2017 Brenda Alcorn (mixed media) "Fish Tales & Nature Nuances" with public reception Fri., Feb. 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
Mar. 2017 Candace Bennington (oils) “On the Island" with public reception Fri., March 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
Apr. 2017 Richard Stewart (photography) "Sea & Shore" with public reception Fri. April 14, 5:30-7:30 PM
May 2017 Marlane Wurzbach (acrylics) "Island Dreams”

2017 Art Demonstrations at Island Gallery West
Weekly Art Demonstrations are offered at Island Gallery West from January 7 through mid March 2017. 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. 7 Maria Sine - Matting and Framing Artwork
Jan. 14 Lee Mears - Let’s Experiment! (mixed media)
Jan. 21 Graciela Giles - Watercolors Demonstration
Jan. 28 Caroline Whitmore - FL Seascapes in Watercolors
Feb. 4 Jane Keeling - Painting Figures in Oils
Feb. 11 Brenda Alcorn - Gyotaku Demonstration
Feb. 18 Marti Salerni - Painting Interesting Backgrounds
Feb. 25 Charlie Bell - Oils Demonstration
Mar. 4 Candace Bennington - Oils Demonstration
Mar. 11 Graciela Giles - Watercolors Painting
Mar. 18 Pam McMillen - Bead Embroidery

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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