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.

2019-2020 Window Themes and Featured Artists


We are coming to that time of year when specific AGAMI members expand their creativity and display it in our windows. 

  • January: Featured Artist Sandy Staley with Reception 

  • February Featured Artist Anne Abgott with Reception 

  • March : Featured Artist Kris Peterson with Reception 

  • April: Featured Artist Sue Lynn Cotton with Receptio

2019 Featured Artists Each Enjoyed a Great Month in the Window

Janet Razze, Diane Remington, Gwen Kodad and Donna Grossman were featured artists during the months of January, February, March and April, 2019.  


  The opportunity to have your work featured in the front window for the entire month can be a great benefit to your sales. Displaying artists should email Anne Abgott if they are interested in displaying for future featured artists series.

Diane Remmington

Gwen Kodad

Donna Grossman

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