February happenings at the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island

Holmes Beach – February brings us new happenings at the Artists’ Guild Anna MariaI. Joey Long is an expert on the use of Keetons newest and most innovative art products. Join her for endless fun with a Gelli™ Plate, rubber brayer, acrylic paint, and an array of textural tools. Create stunning prints loaded with color, texture and design. Learn to layer prints to produce some BOGGLING results! It’s addictive, and the more you experiment the more you’ll want to try. Take home beautiful – or funky-prints you can frame, or use for collage, journaling, gift paper and more.

The cost is $35 Artists’ Guild members and $50 non-members.

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Joey Long with an array of Gelli™ supplies.

Chinese Brush Painting with instructor Renee Vickery

Wednesday, February 11, 9:30-12:30

Explore this traditional Chinese art form with Renee, who lived and studied in Asia for fifteen years. Learn about the materials used; practice Chinese characters and traditional Chinese motifs; and have the chance to experience painting with an orchid/bamboo brush and pigments. You will leave with at least one rice paper painting, a greeting card and a sheet of gift paper.

The cost is $45 for Artists’ Guild members and $60 for non-members. For more information call the Guild Gallery at 941-778-6694. You may register on-line by going to www.amiartistsguildgallery.com.

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Fallen Lotus Petal by Renee Vickery

The Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island Remodeling Celebration!

The Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive in  Holmes Beach, has a whole new look!   Friday, November 8th, 5-8 PM a celebration will be held for the remodeling. “Parrots in Paradise” is The Artists’ Guild’s variation of the artsHOP birdhouse theme.  Two large and beautiful parrots will be here, on loan from the Sun & Surf neighbor’s collection.  Congo and Brutus will be available for photos.  Birds are a favorite subject for many of The Artists’ Guild’s artists. Meet local artists who will be displaying and selling paintings and photographs of birds, including parrots, and other tropical subject matter.  Enjoy snacks and refreshments while listening to the Bluegrass music of State Road 64. Proceeds from the sale of birdhouses will benefit the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center.  For more information call the gallery at 778-6694 or check the web site: www.AMIArtistsGuildGallery.com.

Watercolor by Ginny Eitman