|Anna Maria Island Art League
The Art League was founded in 1989 by a small group of artists and art lovers with a desire to bring art to
the island community. In June 1993 the Art League opened the island’s first art center
in Holmes Beach, Florida
The Art Center facility includes a large exhibit/classroom, membership gallery/conference
room, photo lab, art library and picnic grounds where the League offers a broad range of
classes, including a scholarship program for children and adults.
Annually the League sponsors two juried fine arts and fine
crafts festivals that provide funds for the art center and its scholarship fund.
There are eight new exhibitions annually, featuring both local and regional artists.
The public is invited to attend the opening receptions.
CALL TO ARTISTS: 22nd Annual James Pay Exhibit
Opening Reception is on Friday, February 12th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Anna Maria Island Art League is currently accepting submissions for “22nd Annual James Pay” Exhibit. In honor of an Art League Founder.
“James Pay” is a juried, open theme, all media exhibition opened to all area artists, All medium is encouraged - painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, and both film and digital photography. Size restrictions are no bigger than 22” X 34”
Please bring submissions to The Anna Maria Island Art League 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach FL 34217 between the hours of 10am to 2pm Mondays, Wednesday’s or Friday’s no later than February 5th, 2016. The entry fee is $20 for Art League members (per piece) and $30 for non-members (per piece). There is a limit of three entries per artist.
Art Work will continue to be shown through February 29th, 2016.
For any questions regarding submissions please contact Fran Sansbury, (Gallery Assistant) at 941-778-2099 or visit Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm.
Six Week Creative Ceramics Course
The Anna Maria Island Art League announces a Six Week Creative Ceramics Course by instructor Lori Heintz, starting Tuesday, January 18th, 2016.
All supplies are included in the price. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Spaces are limited, please call 941-778-2099 today to sign up.
Writing From Art
When: Mon’s & Wed’s Feb. 22, 24, 29, & March 2.
Time: 2 pm to 3:15 pm
Cost: $45 per person.
Location: Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL.
Author and writer Susan Huppert has passion to see others succeed in writing. Former owner of Homegrown Publications, she has been published in a variety of news outlets, magazines and anthologies over the past 18 years. She has lead women's writing groups for the past three years at Come to the Well in Bradenton and is the author of two children’s books.
This women’s writing group will examine the mind’s journey from graphic to pen. Stimulated by several art forms. Participants will write creatively among a receptive group. Whether novice or experienced, you will fit here.
Supplies: Bring writing utensil.
Please register by calling 941-778-2099 or visit The Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach, FL, M/W/F 10 am – 2 pm.
Instructor: Sheryl Spikes
(4th Saturday every other month)
Saturday 11am – noon
Cost: Donation Only (Proceeds to benefit the Art League)
Call (941) 778-2099 for reservations or
We are honored to have Sheryl Spikes presenting an hour of mindful meditation and energy balance. Sheryl, a full time 25 year island resident, is a licensed
registered nurse for 45 years practicing energy healing work and teaching meditation for the past 7 years. Come join her for this meaningful experience and
donate to arts.
Dates of 2015 Classes:
Jan 23rd, 2016
March 26th, 2016
May 28th, 2016
July 23rd, 2016
Sept 24th, 2016
Nov 26th, 2016
Guided Relaxation Class
with Loren Batsell
When: First Friday of every month, starting Friday, February 5th, 2016.
Time: 4:30pm – 5:15pm.
Cost: Donations Only!!!
Where: AMI Art League 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach.
Come join the circle, EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT. Chairs provided or you may bring a mat. You will be given verbal cues throughout the process to calm the body, mind, and spirit. Comfortable clothing is suggested.
Donations only!!! Part of the proceeds benefit the Art League. For more information click HERE.
4 week Oil Painting Course
With Rolando Rodriguez
When: Tuesday’s, Feb 16th, 23rd, March 1st, & 8th, 2016.
Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Cost: $70 for Art League members & $85 for non-members (all 4 weeks).
Where: AMI Art League 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach.
Mr. Rodriguez, a recognized artist in portraiture painting, using either a live model or a sculpture. He will teach procedure, method, and essentials of proportion and composition to start the artist on the right path to achieve control of the oil portraiture medium. Oil painting techniques and methods developed through a series of progressively challenging subject matter leading up to the human form.
VOLUNTEERS: We love Volunteers! The Art League is eager to meet you and discover your talents that will make a "win-win" volunteer experience between us!
Part-Time, Events, Festivals, Once-in-Awhile... please call 941-778-2099 and leave your name, phone number, and we will call you back!
The Anna Maria Island Art League is pleased to announce we have tax exempt status 501(c)3 and contributions to us are deductible according to IRS guidelines
and we are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts