THE PASS by Reid

Treasure Island Art Guild



By Arlene Kitchin

On Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Treasure Island Community Center Gazebo, members of the Treasure Island Art Guild gathered for the annual plein aire day.

After registering for the event the artists scattered to the corners of the Island, and painted on a perfect spring day, with warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. Some people went to the beach, others to the park, and/or downtown. They returned to the Community Center for a wine and cheese reception and public display of their art work at 2PM.

Twelve artists participated in the event, and two pieces were sold. There are still many beautiful one of a kind paintings for sale.

Pete Garino coordinated the program, and was assisted by Pat Grandmaison and Eleanor Adamo at the registration desk.


This Scholarship Buffet Luncheon starts at 12 Noon, May 14th 2011 in the City Auditorium. The Art Guild supplies the meat, cheese, tea & coffee. Members are to bring pasta, soup, salads (Potato, Spinach, Italian, Greek, Tuna, Egg, etc) & deserts. Award ribbons will be given out for the May Show along with awarding the lucky student a Scholarship from the Art Guild. This is a fun luncheon to get to meet all our members, guests and our 2011 Scholarship winner.

All artwork must be picked up from the May show now later than Thursday May 26th 2011.

Summer Session Portrait Workshops

By Pete Garino

The Art Guild Portrait Workshops will continue throughout the summer and will be held at the Suntan Art Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach: Phone 367 3818.

Our usual Portrait Workshop format will be in place and all Art Guild members are invited to attend.

Portrait Workshops will be every Friday commencing June 3rd at 9am. Complimentary parking passes are available.

The workshop is always looking for new people to sit as models for the artists to paint. The Art Guild pays $20 per workshop to each person sitting as a model. The general public are welcome to apply.

Call Pete Garino for more information 345 4150


By Mary Marsh

For the final show of the season members of the Treasure Island Art Guild offer a colorful show at the Community Center, ongoing through May 26, 2011. Displaying works are Louise Garriques, Vittoria Hohman, Bruce Kotchey, Patricia McEntire and Mary Ann Tucci.

LOUISE GARRIQUES, brings four acrylics in varied styles: a portrait of "Thora, Roman Goddess of Flowers," a dreamy landscape, "In the Mist," and "Sunflowers" a still life set on a black background. Outstanding is her "Coming Up Roses," in which one giant yellow rose, splashed with orange in its center, is set on a lush bed of green leaves.

VITTORIA HOHMAN'S classical oil paintings are most pleasing to the eye. Her fierce "Green Eyed Tiger" contrasts with her still life paintings: an appetizing "Apples In a Crockpot," her bright red "Poppies," and "Dew Drops," Vittoria's very large, velvety red rose, with sparkling dew drops, effectively set against a soft grey background.

Community Center newcomer, BRUCE KOTCHEY shows good control in four very different styles and media. such as: in his sunlit acrylic, "The Grove," and his beautifully understated pastel, "Carousel." In "Old Glory," Bruce tells the story of a special veteran with found objects, but his oil pastel portrait of "Carlos" stands alone. Using sweeping circular strokes in the child's hair and background, he makes Carlos' appealing profile become the true focus.

PATRICIA MCENTIRE, a recent Guild president, working in acrylics, treats us to two of her cheerful rose paintings: "Two Roses And A Buddy" and "Happy Roses." In Pat's landscape, "In The Woods" the foaming water of the rapids splash over dark boulders, all shaded by surrounding, dense green trees. Her intriguing black and white abstract, with a seemingly random placement of letters, spells its own title, "Focus."

Also a former Art Guild president, MARY ANN TUCCI, offers us two of her bold, striking abstracts, "Fireworks" and "Ausable Chasm." Her painting "Geometry," is a quiet composition of rectangles and squares in muted tones. In "Silver Circles" Mary Anne has created a lovely, serene abstract using beautiful blends of gold, plum and deep purples with scattered splashes of silver circles.

Enjoy this exhibit at the Community Center located on 106th Avenue just east of Gulf Blvd. Please call the Recreation Center, 547-4575, for information about hours.


Thank you Ron Reid for contributing your art work (The Pass) at the top of this webpage painted at the April 16th plein aire day.

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