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, April 2017

Island Gallery West is featuring the photographs of fine art photographer RICHARD STEWART during the month of April. The exhibit, “Sea & Shore,” is a collection of his work showing his fascination with the water around us. Tampa-based photographer/artist Richard Stewart has worked as a journalist and photographer for more than 30 years. He has worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer and commercial photographer. Recently he has focused on fine art photography, which he prints on watercolor paper and canvas, using archival pigmented inks. Richard Stewart's photographs can be found in an increasing number of private, public and corporate art collections.

A highlight of the month will be the public gallery reception on Friday, April 14 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 29 local artists celebrating their 27th anniversary at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat.


Featured Exhibit, May 2017

MARLANE WURZBACH’s bold and colorful acrylic paintings will be featured in a month-long exhibit entitled “Island Dreams” this May at Island Gallery West. Ms. Wurzbach lived for many years on Anna Maria Island painting local Island scenes. She is a longtime member of the gallery where she offers paintings that focus on the natural beauty that surrounds us on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The free month-long exhibit will be presented at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 29 local artists celebrating their 27th anniversary at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat. Ms. Wurzbach's exhibit runs from May 1 through May 31.


Featured Exhibit, June, 2017

From June 1-30 MARIA SINE will exhibit acrylic paintings of Florida flora and fauna in an exhibit entitled “The Shape of Things to Come” 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 in both realistic and abstract paintings.

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


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.

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., Apr. 14, 5:30-7:30 PM
May 2017 Marlane Wurzbach (acrylics) “Island Dreams”
June 2017 Maria Sine (acrylics) “The Shape of Things to Come”
July 2017 Brenda Alcorn (mixed media) “A School of Fish”
Aug. 2017 Patrick O’Neill (acrylics) “Wild & Wonderful”
Sept. 2017 Shirley Dean (acrylics) “New Directions"
Oct. 2017 Jane Keeling (oils) “Surf N Turf"
Nov. 2017 Marti Salerni (acrylics) TBA with public ArtsHOP reception, Fri., Nov. 10, 5:00-8:00 PM
Dec. 2017 TBA with public reception Fri., Dec. 1, 5:30-7:30 PM
Jan. 2018 Marlane Wurzbach (acrylics) “New Horizons” with public reception Fri., Jan. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Feb. 2018 Joanna Karpay (oils/pastels) TBA with public reception Fri., Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Mar. 2018 Judy Saltzman (watercolor) TBA with public reception Fri., Mar. 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Apr. 2018 Carole Dougherty (mixed media) “TBA" with public reception Fri., Apr. 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
May 2018 Jane Keeling (oils) “Flora and Fauna"

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 Carole Dougherty - 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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