Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island March Artist: Cheryl Jorgensen

Holmes Beach – The Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island is pleased to present watercolorist and teacher Cheryl Jorgensen as the featured artist for the month of March.There will be a reception for her at the Guild Gallery Friday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.

Cheryl was born in Trinidad, then moved to Denmark, and finally to Florida. She began painting in oils but changed to watercolors, feeling that the flow and spontaneity of this medium, as well as the vibrant colors, best allowed her self expression. She has now been living and teaching in the area for ten years, and currently holds classes at the Crosspointe Fellowship on Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.

For more information call the Gallery at 941-778-6694 or see the web site at

Masks, Watercolor by Cheryl Jorgensen at the Artists' Guild

“Sails in Paradise” Watercolor Workshop” January 31 with Mark Polomchak

The popular instructor Mark Polamchak, will be conducting a watercolor workshop at CrossPointe Fellowship Church. Find it at 8605 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. This workshop will run on Friday January 31 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Watercolor workshop

Sponsored by the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, Mark’s workshop is perfect for beginning and advanced artists. His relaxed teaching style builds confidence in students and makes painting seem almost effortless!  Participants paint on a watercolor board and have the opportunity to airbrush their work too. Mark works through lunch, and all participants will leave with a completed painting.  The cost is $95 per day for Guild members or $110 for non-members. Lunch is also included in the package.  Register for this event ahead of time.

Other sponsored workshops include “Abstracts in Watercolor” with Jim Ladd on February 7. “Yupo and Watercolor” with Cheryl Jorgensen on March 14. “Fun with Paper Beads” with Ellie Barber on March 21 or April 11. Also “Weave Your Own Basket” with Kay Johnson on January 15, February 12 and March 12.  Registration fees for workshops range from $30 to $125. Early registration for all workshops is recommended.

For more information about classes and workshops, or to download a registration form, visit the Guild website.  Contact the Guild Gallery at 5414 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, or also by phone at 941-778-6694.