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Island Gallery and Studios Proudly Presents

Marg Williamson

as our Featured Artist for APRIL

"Venues Remembered"

An exploration of places visited and emotions experienced

Marg with her painting "HAPPY HOUR", Mykonos, GR.

Works in Watercolor and Pen & Ink of fondly remembered travels.

A former resident of the Midwest, Marg now calls Bradenton her permanent home. After a career in the advertising world, Marg now explores her love of nature and expresses it with the spontaneity of self-taught, realistic watercolors and pen/ink drawings. She has a strong desire to preserve in paintings the uniqueness of the world around us.

Marg creates her paintings in plein-air or in her studio from her photos of SW Florida flora, fauna and landmarks, and from travels to England, Europe and the Caribbean. She has exhibited in several galleries in Naples, Sarasota and Pine Island.

Her paintings are included in several national and international collections and are currently in the Island Gallery and Studios. Marg belongs to the Lakewood Ranch Art League, is a signature member of the FL. Suncoast Watercolor Society, and is an Associate member of the FL Watercolor Society.

Marg offers commissions for paintings from your favorite photos.

A pen and ink, 23x19, "BOUNTIFUL HARVEST"

Chances to meet

the Artist,

Marg Williamson

Marg will be at Island Gallery and Studios:

Saturday, April 13, from 10:30-2:00pm and Thursday, April 25th from 10:00 am to 5 pm.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn about her fondly remembered travels and her desire to paint the uniqueness of the world around us.

AFTERNOON SQUALL" in Watercolor 22x16

"SHIPS AHOY!" In a Netherland harbor 20x24

20x26 Florida scene, "THE LIVING GLADES"

Marg Williamson is currently in a FL Watercolor Society Online show titled "Artsy Edibles" with her "ITALIAN LUNCH WITH A VIEW".


Currently in a FL Suncoast Watercolor Society show at the Englewood Art Center through April

Marg Williamson, is also in another FL Watercolor Society Online show with

"STATION REPURPOSED" about a sweet

little Cafe repurposed from a gas station,

just down the road on Bocca Grande, FL.

To view the two shows, go to:

Celebrate the uniqueness of Marg's travels at our


Friday, April 5th -- 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Bring your friends and mingle with our artists while

browsing the fine art works and enjoying beverages, small bites and



Art by Local Artists

Established in 1990 by a small group of local artists on Anna Maria Island, the Island Gallery has evolved into a successful artist's cooperative of nearly thirty members.

The Gallery is staffed each day by one of our knowledgeable member artists.

We offer a rich variety of our fine works of art including paintings, artistic photography, drawings, mixed media, ceramic arts, jewelry, glass mosaics and much more.

Here we will continue to serve the interests of our local community by offering frequent classes and free demonstrations, while providing an enjoyable and cultural

atmosphere for visitors to the downtown area.

We would like to Thank our loyal customers, local and seasonal visitors

and friends of the Gallery for your support over the years and look forward to

welcoming you to our new location in Downtown Bradenton!

The mission of Island Gallery and Studios is to provide a supportive, collaborative and enriching

venue for artists to exhibit and market their work; and to celebrate, promote and expand the

local arts community through education and outreach.

Island Gallery and Studios is a 501(c)3 Artist Co-operative.

Island Gallery & Studios has been invited to exhibit at the Lakewood Ranch Com Center

The Island Gallery and Studios has been recognized for their Fine Arts and been invited to exhibit at the Lakewood Ranch ComCenter, 9040 Town Center Pkwy, in the Lobby area, from Monday, April 1 to Friday, August 30 from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. A RECEPTION will be held on Thursday, April 11th, 4:30-6pm to celebrate the new show.

Our Island Gallery & Studios

Member Artists have been creating new works

and are being recognized!

"SPRING BREAK '63" a 14x14 acrylic by Gary Green, capturing a little vintage fun, was accepted in the Spring Forward show at the Art Center Manatee.

Gary Green has been accepted into the FL Suncoast Watercolor Society juried show held at Englewood Art Center with his watercolor "BEACH DAY" at his favorite spot, Holmes Beach. 22x28

larry paul is expanding his reflections on the coastal hammocks on the West Coast of Florida in his Nature Coast series with a color pencil and graphite titled "NATURE COAST #27". $140

Jody Goldman was awarded First Place for her oil painting titled "CHIMP" in the prestigious City of South Pasadena, FL Artspring Exhibition held in the City Hall.

The majority of Jody's work concentrates on wildlife art, focusing on animals whose habitat is disappearing. She recently was invited to join Artists for Conservation (ACF), the world's largest artist group supporting the environment. This is a juried group requiring submissions of artwork prior to being invited to participate.

Congratulations Jody.

Host a Corporate Event at the

Island Gallery and Studios

Are you looking for a fresh new venue for

hosting your next event?

Consider Island Gallery & Studios.

This prestigious art gallery offers the opportunity to entertain your clients or employees while surrounded by fine art, with some of the member artists in attendance

Shown: The Hospitality group ready to serve the Gallery

during the bustle on Event Night.

Please contact Events Coordinator,

Jody Goldman for

more information -

Don't miss our continuing

Guest Artists in April

Sharon Woelfling is inspired by scenes, colors, and dramatic images she finds in her coastal environment. Her paintings are most often soft and subtle reflections of her love of everything in, on, or near the water. An early career as an art teacher, participation in many professional painting workshops, her passion for travel, the peace she finds in nature and tropical life have all influenced her work.

Sharon has received awards for her paintings at numerous juried exhibits. She is a Signature member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

Tom Goldman, a retired attorney, has passionately delved into the world of paper mache sculpture. Tom's creativity captures intricate details and imaginative designs.

He infuses life into his sculptures, showcasing a unique blend of skill, innovation and a touch of whimsy. His retirement has allowed his artistic expression to flourish.

Tom's paper mache artworks convey an appreciation for story

telling and cultural influences. Each piece tells a story. Tom is dedicated to his craft and enjoys sharing the joy of paper mache sculpture with others.

Katrin Zschage was born and raised in East Germany and enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to come to the USA for a sports scholarship in Gymnastics. She went back to Spain and London, where she worked as a Photographer.

Now her Mediums are Acrylic, Oil, Resin and some with collage material from all over the world and they all have a story to tell.

Look closely! 

All pieces are 36x48 and have a resin finish.


Award winning artist Debbie Snow

will be doing a DEMO this Saturday

April 6th from 10:30 am to Noon



Learn about Debbie's passion for flowers

and how she expresses their beauty

through her paintings!



Continuing Classes

Janet Flickinger

Fundamentals of Drawing

The foundation of all art is drawing. If you are a beginner or just want to sharpen your skills,

this is a must.

Focus is on perspective, balance, form and contrast as it all relates to composition, training the eye to take a drawing from sketch to finish.

Please sign up 24 hours in advance.


Wednesdays 2-4:30pm $30 per class

For additional information and to sign up, please call Island Gallery & Studios, 941-778-6648

Gallery Hours - Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.



Island Gallery & Studios is now accepting applications for

membership at our New Location in Bradenton,

456 12th Street W (Old Main St)

Membership, Guest Artist information, requirements and application forms

can be acquired on the "Join Us" page of our website at

For additional information, please call Island Gallery & Studios, 941-778-6648

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