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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 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, July, 2016


This July PATRICK O'NEILL will exhibit acrylic seascapes, landscapes and wildlife paintings from coastline to countryside in an exhibit entitled “America the Beautiful.” He may have been born in the city of Chicago, but Pat's heart is in the seascapes, landscapes, fish and animals he paints with stunning realism. Pat grew up on a farm in Alabama before moving to Florida where he works in security at Sarasota’s Ringling Museum. He still finds time for an impressive array of artistic creations from murals, wood carving, sculpting, drawing, as well as the fine art paintings he shows at Island Gallery West.

The exhibit will run from July 1— 30 at Island Gallery West



   

Featured Exhibit, August, 2016


From August 1-31 MARIA SINE will exhibit acrylic paintings of Florida flora and fauna in an exhibit entitled “Color Me Inspired” at Island Gallery West. After a 35-year career in public education as an art teacher in Pennsylvania and Florida, Maria loves learning, both as a student and as a teacher and the on-going process of mastering various art techniques and media. Her inspiration comes from the flora and fauna of Florida and the ever-changing effect that light has on color in the landscape. Her exhibit will depict this effect of light and color on form.

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



   

Featured Exhibit, September, 2016


From September 1-30 MARIE RICE will exhibit her oil paintings in an exhibit entitled “Glass Impressions.” Marie loves how glass reflects light, distorts images, and enhances and changes colors in and around the pieces. That play of light draws her and the viewer into her works.

Inspired by some of her mom's sentimental belongings, "Glass Impressions" is part of a series depicting the elegance of the '40s and '50s. The portrayal of vintage fashion accessories and vanity items, as well as classic cocktails and barware are pieces that have stood the test of time and remain in vogue today.

The month-long free exhibit will be presented 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.



   

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
March 2017 Candace Bennington (oils) “On the Island" with public reception Fri., March 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
April 2017 Richard Stewart (photography) 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 www.islandgallerywest.com 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 - Watercolors Demo of FL Seascapes
Feb. 4 Jane Keeling - Oils Demonstration
Feb. 11 Brenda Alcorn - Gyotaku Demonstration
Feb. 18 Marti Salerni - TBA Painting
Feb. 25 Charlie Bell - Oils Demonstration
Mar. 4 Candace Bennington - Oils Demonstration
Mar. 11 Graciela Giles - Watercolors Painting



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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