Member News


AGAMI Donates $$ to Elementary School Mural Fund

In March, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island education chairperson Donna Grossman presented a check for $300 to Principal Maribeth Mason and Ms.Mayra Ocasio-Cuadrado of Samoset Elementary School. The funds were to be used to purchase supplies for a new mural entitled “Embracing Mother Earth”. Third,fourth and fifth grade students will turn a plain courtyard into a place of beauty. This picture demonstrates the progress they are making - it's not completed and it's already lovely!  We are the AGAMI...the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island, and we love to support arts education.

 AGAMI 2019 Student Scholarship Winner

Brieanna Andrews, a Lakewood Ranch High School student is the recipient of the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria 2019 Scholarship. Brieanna impressed the Scholarship Committee with her Artistic and Scholastic achievements and her many hours of giving back to her community. Brieanna will be attending the University of Florida in the Fall. Brieanna’s photographs will be on display and for sale at the Artists’ Guild Gallery for the summer months. Brieanna is pictured here with Sharon Tarras, president of the Artists’ Guild.


                                         News from the Board


Board meetings are held at the Gallery 5:00 p.m, on the the Monday, a week before the general meeting.

Any member may attend. If you wish to to speak, contact Sharon Tarras before the meeting so your concern may be added to the agenda.

Meeting of Nov 4


Reasons to join the Guild: Promote the mission and art endeavors of the local art community

“Ode to Agami” was written and read by Wendell Graham, who was also given the Gen Alban Award.


Ginny Goggin is still looking for a few teachers for our classes.


Marianne Hiland and Wendell Graham have finished the rack cards for the Agami art show at Art Center Manatee. They are being distributed now.


The public celebration of the Guild’s 30th Anniversary will take place at the Gallery from 5-8 PM Friday,  Nov. 8

There will be two paint arounds going on.

All who signed up to bring food, please arrange the food items on a plate sturdy enough to be passed around. The big platters will not be used.


Dec. 2 is the Holiday meeting and will be held same place as last year and catered by the Feast. Again we will have a gift sharing event.


Dec. 6 is the Holiday Art Walk.


The Dec. window theme will again be jewelry.

2020-2021 Window Themes 

Window Display News


The window of our gallery is very important — now more than ever. It advertises the expertise of our artists and draws customers into the gallery. We are beginning our re-birth to normality with the following themes and ideas for the upcoming months:


JUNE  Board Members were invited to submit their art for this month's window.

JULY - BEACH BODIES — this can be human or otherwise

AUGUST- SUNRISE/SUNSET — any painting with one of these two topics


SEPTEMBER- ANNA MARIA MEMORIES — wide open subject matter anything goes especially

identifiable to the Island.



New Window Display Guidelines

Please note the change in how the Gallery is handling Theme Windows:


We are now allowing larger pieces to be used in our theme windows. This will make for a more attractive and have more of an impact on the presentation to our customers.


All larger pieces submitted should be “up to and including the frame” be over 800 square inches to 1300 square inches , and will cost $30. [Measure the outside of your frame or artwork canvas and multiply height in inches by width in inches]


Our prices remain the same $10 for all other framed work.


To reduce the amount of work on our treasurer we now request that your check or money for the Theme Window should be in a sealed envelope and hung on the wire on the back of your painting.


This will simplify the refund if your painting is not used in the Window Theme Display.


Thank you for participating in the support of our Art Gallery.


The painting should be delivered to the upper racks in the back designated for this event before the first day of the month in which you wish to participate. Make out a sale card to go with the paintings with title and price and apply to the painting. 


Every effort will be made to use your painting in the window. The final decision is made by the window committee. You will be refunded your money if the painting is not used. 


All members — whether Display Artists or not, are eligible for theme windows.

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