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

ABOUT ISLAND GALLERY WEST
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 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 - 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, September, 2017


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 a longtime member of Island Gallery West and is well known for her compelling land and beachscapes. Always innovative in her art, Ms. Dean’s September exhibit, entitled “New Directions,” will include paintings created using both new and proven techniques.

The month-long free exhibit will be presented at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 29 local artists.



   

Featured Exhibit, October 2017


This October JANE KEELING celebrates wildlife and people enjoying our beautiful coastal community in oil paintings for her October Featured Artist Exhibit entitled “Surf ’N Turf” at Island Gallery West. Jane is well known in the community for her charming plein air oils, her spectacular mural work, and her art demonstrations at Island Gallery West.

Jane’s exhibit will run from October 2—31 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, November, 2017


As Featured Artist for November at Island Gallery West, MARTI SALERNI presents "Petal Away,“ an exhibit of brightly colored watercolor and acrylic paintings of whimsical bicycles and flowers. A highlight of her month-long exhibit will be the first of the season of monthly public gallery receptions on Friday, November 10 from 5-8 PM, as part of the 11th annual Anna Maria Island artsHOP event.

Marti’s exhibit will run from November 1—30 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.



   

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 Carole Dougherty (mixed media) “Innovations" 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 www.islandgallerywest.com 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 TBA
Mar. 17 TBA
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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