Fort De Soto - Treasure Island Artguild



First time visitors can attend all three workshops just once without charge. Visiting a workshop before attending is encouraged but not required. They can come in and ask questions, sit in and watch. If they are interested in painting for the first time they can bring their supplies or a starter kit of their choice. There is no instructor/tutor, only friendly faces and conversation. Members are encouraged to bring visitors.

Members can now print out an Art Guild Workshop Poster and attach it to a bulletin board at a Condo, Church, Library, Supermarket, Book Store or other visible locations.

Members & Visitors are always encouraged to assist the Art Guild in many ways, for example:

  • Exhibition Assistant
  • Help compile the Art Guild History
  • Help out at the Treasure Island Welcome Center
  • Contribute to the Monthly Newsletters

Look for details below:


Duties would be to assist in preparing and submitting newsletter and website articles, as well as anything related to our shows.

Take over awards presentation when the chairman is not available at our monthly meeting.

Attendance at board meetings would be helpful.

Be in charge of monthly judging when necessary. This is usually done after our board meeting on the first Thursday of the month or the next morning.

If you are interested in this position, Please reply to Exhibition Chairman:

Thank you for your interest,

E. Patricia Harnedy, Chairman of Exhibitions


On Saturday April 16 2011 at the Treasure Island Community Center, Gazebo, Members sign up to paint throughout the city at 9am. They return to the Community Center by 1pm to assist in setting up their work for public viewing & sale at 2pm.

The Art Guild is looking for a number of members and non members to help with the following committees:

  • Publicity

  • Awards

  • Refreshments

  • Administration

Please contact Peter Garino 345 4150 for further details or email:

Art work on display at the
Treasure Island Welcome Center !

The Art Guild has been operating Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on 107th Avenue, just south west of the clock tower and close to Gulf Blvd on a trial basis for November & December on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 2pm. The Art Guild is open to continue exibiting our work at this location.

If you wish to exhibit at the Welcome Center you must be a member of the Art Guild and you must volunteer some time to help keep the Welcome Center Open. The response from tourists, residents and local merchants has been encouraging.

For further information about exhibiting at the Welcome Center please stop in at the Welcome Center or give Bruce Fallender 1 813 633 0875 a call. Make sure you leave your name and telephone number if he is not in and he will get back with you.

Future plans at this Welcome Center could include demonstrations, lectures, workshops & spotlight artists on a regular basic.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all members of the Art Guild.


Peter Garino our past Art Guild President is starting to compile the Art Guild history from about 1948 to the present time and put it in a format to be uploaded to our website. A lot of this information is available but must be edited, (summarized in places) and maybe put in chronological order. Some archived research will also be required. The Art Guild is encouraging a number of our members and non members to participate in exploring this history. Please contact Peter Garino by phone 345 4150 for further details or email him at:


By Fred Wilder

Artists start the New Year off right by entering a painting or two in The Treasure Island Art Guilds January show. This is a member only show but we would welcome you as a new member. Entry date is December 30 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The place to enter is The Treasure Island City Hall Auditoruim 120 108 Avenue. On January 8 at the same place we will have a reception for the winners of the show. There will be an art demonstration by a professional artist. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Fred at 360 8390


We would like to invite all of you to join us Wednesday, Jan. 5th for the first work shop of the new year. Anyone who is interested in teaching is invited to be "teacher for the day" and help us with a new skill. We are a very social group, we love to chat, and go out to lunch after the work shop, so if you'd like to paint and have fun, come join us @9:30AM any Wednesday @ The TI Community Center.

Thursday will be the Still Life workshop & Friday the Portrait Workshop both 9:30am at the City Hall.

$2.00 fee for TI-AG members $3.00 for non members on Wednesday & Thursday, plus one extra $1 for the Friday Portrait Workshop.


The time has finally come for you to make some money with your artwork. The Art Guild Febuary 2011 art show is a money prize show. We will be awarding $400.00 in prizes to the winners. The show is open to all artists.

Entry fee is $10.00 for members and $20.00 for nonmembers. Membership in the Art Guild is $30.00 yearly if you care to join. All artists are welcome to bring one painting or photo to the Treasure Island City Hall Auditorium, 120 108th Avenue on Febuary 3rd between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The judge for this show will be Ruth Phillipon and will include a critique.

On Saturday Febuary 12th at 1 p.m. there will be a reception for the winners. We will also have an art demonstration and refreshments. All artists are welcome.



(See more details above)

Ruth Wedgwood Philipon is our judge for the February show. She will also do a critique of every artist's work that enters the show as our demonstration for the February meeting.

Ruth lives in Treasure Island but is a native of Toronto, Canada. She went to England as a young child. Her post secondary education took place in England, Mexico, France and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.

Her art work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums in the United States, England, Europe and Japan. Of particular interest, was an exhibition at the Florida Senate Capitol Building in Tallahassee.

In Novenber 2010, Ruth was featured as artist of the month at the Morean Arts Center in St Petersburg, Florida.

We are honored to have Ruth Philipon as our judge and demonstrator/artist for our February show.

E. Patricia Harnedy, Chairman of Exhibitions

2010 membership runs out
December 31st

The membership year for the first time will begin on January 1st and end on December 31st.

New membership cards are printed to reflect the date changes. Those of you who have paid are on the list to receive your new card.

The Membership Application Forms for both renewing membership and becoming a new member are now on line and can be printed out & mailed in. Membership Application Form 2011 This gives the opportunity for individuals out of town to join before arriving and thus handing in paintings for an exhibition as soon as they arrive.


These monthly newsletters are a way for all members to communicate with the Art Guild & the general public.

Thank you to all who contributed to this newsletter, especially Linda Critser who supplied the Fort De Soto painting at the top of this webpage.

Please follow directions on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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