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"Painting with the Veterans" - Instructors Needed

By: Colleen Ward, Art Guild President

Many of the Veterans who attend this workshop suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or similar injuries. Many times, art is new to them or is a fond memory from younger, happier days. We need volunteers who are willing to spend 2 hours in front of the class, painting and teaching. The group needs to be guided through a painting. We are asking for volunteers to teach just one class. If you enjoy the experience as I have, you may wish to volunteer for more classes. So please check your calendars for the 4th Thursday of the month, Sept-May, this year and next, and give us a call.

To volunteer, contact Colleen Ward, 343-0448, Peter Garino, 345-4150, or Kathy Vanasse, 422-6577 or send an e-mail to:

The next "Painting with the Veterans" is Thursday, March 22nd, 10am-noon at TI City Hall.

"March Show"

"Ye Olde Workshoppe"

Painting Exchange Date & Time: Thursday, March 1st, 9am – 1pm Treasure Island City Hall

The March Show is our annual Workshop Show. Here are the rules:

  • 1. Artwork must have been worked on in one of the following workshops:

      a. Wednesday - Anything Goes

      b. Thursday - Still Life, Ikebana, Painting with the Veterans, or Open Studio

      c. Friday - Portraits

      d. Monday - Drawing or Painting with Fred Wilder

      e. Julie Hanson on Jan. 23rd

      f. Anne Abgott on Feb. 6th

  • 2. Non-Members who meet Rule #1 may enter this Show.

  • 3. All Members, whether they have attended a workshop or not, may enter the Show but only artwork meeting Rule #1 will be judged.

  • 4. Up to 2 pieces per person may be entered.

  • 5. The entry fee is $2 per piece.
  • On the Painting Exchange Day, you will be asked to write the name of the workshop that applies to Rule #1 on the Entry Form.

    Meeting, Reception & Awards:
    March 10th, 1 pm at TI City Hall
    Judge: Mac Perry
    Demo: Libit Jones

    "March Scholarship Fundraiser"

    By: Eleanor Harmon Adamo

    Chairperson Ways & Means Committee

    Help educate a young art student.

    March 10, 2012 is this year's Final Fund Raiser for Treasure Island Art Guild in support of the Scholarship Fund. At the March General Art Guild meeting we will have a Big Flea Market to end the season.

    We need your contributions! The Flea Market welcomes slightly used art supplies, books, treasure items, frames but no clothes, please. Bring your check books and/or dollars to the meeting and be generous in your support. Donations to the Scholarship Fund are most welcomed.

    Thanks to All!


    March 5th-12th & 19th from 9:30am to 11:30am

    Followed By:


    March 5th-12th & 19th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

    COST: $6.00 per class

    INFORMATION: call Fred 360 8390 to sign-up for classes and material needed.

    Location: TI City Hall

    "Take Special Note"

    By: Arlene Kitchin, Programs Chariman

    Judy Anderson will be our guest instructor at the Art Guild's Anything Goes on Wednesday, March 14th. Hours are 9:30 to 12. Treasure Island Community center behind Walgreens.


    Anything Goes / in Art - Open Studio

    Wednesdays, 9:30am-noon

    Garden Room, Community Center

    $3 members, $4 non-members

    Open Studio Every Thursday


    TI City Hall

    Fee: $3 Members, $4 Non-Members

    No Fee each 4th Thursday

    Portrait Workshop with Live Model

    Every Friday, 9:30am – Noon

    TI City Hall

    Fee: $4 Members, $6 Non-Members

    Want to be a model? No experience needed.

    Contact Peter Garino at 345-4150

    "February 11th 2012 Demonstrator"

    Larry Pumfrey

    A painter of landscapes and portraits seriously since 1976, Larry paints in oil, acrylic, and watercolor with a special interest in coastal harbor scenes and people actively enjoying their environment. He challenges himself to paint what he feels rather than what he knows - not the subject matter itself but the colorful patterns of light and shadow that nature offers.

    Larry shares his life and passion for art with his wife Judy. They enjoy the opportunities of a common interest and share painting, teaching and critiquing art together. They particularly enjoy discussing art theory and books by artists that inspire them and promote ideas for seeing and feeling the visual qualities of an Image.

    "Could Not Have Done It Without You"

    By: Patricia Marklin, Hospitality Chairman

    Just a word of thanks to all who contributed to our bountiful February banquet table. That's what it was, a beautifully laden, delicious banquet of delightful treats! Pies and brownies, sausages and ham, dips and fruits, home baked bread, candies and such special cookies and wine to wash it all down with - and this month we had a cork screw of open the wine! We have just three more meetings before our summer break. Don't miss another month!

    We paid homage to Cupid's Day last month, and in March we will celebrate St. Patty's Day! Let's see if we can outdo ourselves as we search for that Pot of Gold!

    "Did You Know?"

    Opportunity for Service to our Community

    As Colleen mentioned, the Art Group from Bay Pines Veterans Hospital comes to City Hall for a painting class each month on the fourth Thursday. This is a free class for the Veterans and TIAG Members.

    All members & guests are encouraged to participate and share their knowledge of painting & drawing, but it is an open studio for those wishing to use this space & time.

    Concerned that you are not a teacher and could not possibly be of any use to these men and women? Wrong! They are not coming for professional artists who will teach them to paint like the old masters. They are coming to work on a hobby, perhaps to learn a skill to carry into the rest of their recuperation and to make some new friends.

    Come rub elbows with our country's heroes, and share your passion for art or just come for a cup of coffee and some cookies. Maybe this month just come and hang out, or come and paint beside them and see where you might fit in the grand scheme of things. But come. Bring a snack to share if you like, maybe make a new friend. Our Guild proudly serves the community with our scholarship program. This is a service opportunity to other members of our society, and best of all, they come to us, we don't have to travel to them!

    Kudos to all who join the Thursday class each fourth Thursday of the month from 10:00am until 12:30pm.

    Art Exhibited

    While we celebrate and enjoy fellow members work each month at City Hall, the Art Guild also features the work of members at the Community Center. Four works from each featured member are hung in the main room for two months at a time.

    This may be the best kept secret we have, but you owe it to yourself to visit each showing to see a bit more of our fellow members work. These paintings are not judged, there is no reception, but they are truly worthy of a visit for your enjoyment.

    Treasure Island Community Center

    1 Park Place & 106th Avenue Downtown Treasure Island

    Please call 547-4575 ext. 238 for hours of operation.

    Patricia Marklin

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