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Painting by George Avery



This year's Holiday Buffet Luncheon begins at 12 Noon, December 8th 2012 in the City Auditorium. The Art Guild will supply meat and cheese platters, tea & coffee.

Members & guests are asked to bring a dish to share - pasta, entrees salads & cookies and cakes.

Entertainment will be by Dale Williams who will sing and play for us from 12 noon till 1pm.

Award ribbons will be given out for the December Show.

The public is invited to attend at no charge. The price of admission is bringing a covered dish to share. This is always a fun luncheon and a chance to get to visit with members and other artists.

Veterans at our Art Guild Classes

By Kathy Vanasse

Bay Pines VAMC Veterans are taught to use art as a Therapeutic Tool and TI-AG offers them classes to utilize that tool. As Pablo Picasso once said Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. An artist at work is able to go to a place of creativity and therefore the stress and anxieties of the day are forgotten. The joy the Veterans receive at the TI-AG classes is medicine that does not come in a bottle and the results are seen immediately.

Get Creative with Collage

Collage is about using readily available materials without spending a lot of money on art supplies.
Winter ˝-Day Workshops

Jan. 17th : Landscape Collage
Feb. 21st : Portrait Collage
Mar. 14th: Still Life Collage

9am – noon at TI City Hall
$50 Members, $60 Non-Members
To register for the Workshops, send a check, made out to TI-AG, to:

Treasure Island Art Guild
PO Box 47001
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0001
Attention: Colleen Ward, President
Be sure to indicate the date(s) for which you are registering.
Clicking here: for more information about the workshops

Reminder: 2012 Membership runs out
December 31st

Memberships dues are now being accepted for January 1st 2013
New members can sign up early and receive all the benefits now
till December 31, 2013

See: membership application form & fees

Sign up now before we all get involved with the Christmas Seasons!


by Luba Robinson

Award winning Treasure Island Art Guild members, George Avery, Arlene Kitchin, Doug Land, Ruth Philipon, and Arlene Shoemaker are now exhibiting their art at the Treasure Island Community Center through January 2, 2013. This is a show not to miss!

With vibrant primary colors and boundless originality, the oil paintings of Avery give us castles and dragons in The Guardian, a cast of imaginary friends in The Man in the Moon, and Safe Harbor, where a sense of serenity prevails. As a WW II combat veteran, Avery shows, in War and Harmony, a stark contrast between reality and a world we can see only through his eyes.

Kitchin, whose work reflects her approach to living and loving life, captures in acrylics, the acrobatics of a Flippin’ Dolphin, a dynamic composition which describes the momentum of a Sailboat Race, and the spirited character of Bucky the Pirate. An Egret in watercolor Ol’ Bird slows down the pace as he poses to watch the world go by.

Court Sketch reflects Lands’ ability as a courtroom sketch artist. Teaching is also a rewarding part of his career. His keen perception of values is evident in the lithograph A Leader and graphite pencil gives us a misty view of The Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla. Oil based colored pencil creates the flowing folds of a dress embracing the femininity of The Model.

The spirit of her extensive world travel experiences permeates the creative imagery of renowned artist, Ruth Philipon. With mixed media and an exemplary use of color, texture and design , she gives us The Gentle Wind, Holding Together, and Enthusiasm, a series of visual works related to I Ching, a classic Chinese book of wisdom. Legacy China is an acrylic and paper collage on canvas.

Pastel artist, Shoemaker, who will always be a student, uses the visible brushstrokes and luscious colors of Impressionism, to describe Path by the Bay, Cozumel Shopping and the heart of River Street Savannah lined with artisans. Tourist Trap suggests an off the beaten track shanty that draws us to fun and interesting souvenirs.

Our community center is located on 106th Avenue, just east of Gulf Blvd. Call 547-4575 ext. 238 for hours of operation.

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