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PATRICK O’NEILL Named August Featured Artist at Island Gallery West, Exhibiting “Wild and Wonderful” Acrylic Paintings at Island Gallery West

August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
As August Featured Artist at Island Gallery West, PATRICK O'NEILL shows acrylic paintings in an exhibit entitled “Wild and Wonderful” centering on realism to capture the intricate details that bring his subjects to life. Patrick’s art as both a muralist and painter cover a wide range, but wildlife has always been a favorite subject of his. The month-long free exhibit will be presented at Island Gallery West, an artists’ cooperative of 29 local artists. The gallery has been located at 5368 Gulf…See More
Jul 6
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MARIA SINE, Acrylics Artist, Named June Featured Artist at Island Gallery West, Exhibiting “The Shape of Things to Come” at Island Gallery West

June 1, 2017 at 10am to June 30, 2017 at 5pm
From June 1-30 MARIA SINE will exhibit acrylic paintings of Florida flora and fauna in an exhibit entitled “The Shape of Things to Come” at Island Gallery West. After a 35-year career in public education as an art teacher in Pennsylvania and Florida, Maria loves learning, both as a student and as a teacher and the on-going process of mastering various art techniques and media. Her inspiration comes from the flora and fauna of Florida and the ever-changing effect that light has on color in the…See More
Apr 30
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MARLANE WURZBACH to exhibit “Island Dreams” as May Featured Artist at Island Gallery West at Island Gallery West

May 1, 2017 at 10am to May 31, 2017 at 5pm
Marlane Wurzbach’s bold and colorful acrylic paintings will be featured in a month-long exhibit entitled “Island Dreams” this May at Island Gallery West. A Sarasota artist, Ms. Wurzbach lived for many years on Anna Maria Island painting local Island scenes. She is a longtime member of the gallery where she offers paintings that focus on the natural beauty that surrounds us on Florida's Gulf Coast. Island Gallery West is located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria…See More
Mar 16
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RICHARD STEWART, Fine Art Photographer, to Exhibit “Sea & Shore” in April at Island Gallery West at Island Gallery West

April 1, 2017 at 10am to April 29, 2017 at 5pm
Island Gallery West is featuring the photographs of fine art photographer Richard Stewart during the month of April. The exhibit, “Sea & Shore,” is a collection of his work showing his fascination with the water around us. Tampa-based photographer/artist Richard Stewart has worked as a journalist and photographer for more than 30 years. He has worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer and commercial photographer. Recently he has focused on fine art photography, which he prints on…See More
Feb 17
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CANDACE BENNINGTON, Painter, to be Featured in March at Island Gallery West Exhibiting “On The Island” at Island Gallery West

March 1, 2017 at 10am to March 31, 2017 at 5pm
Candace Bennington will present oil and pastel paintings of local scenes and favorite spots on Anna Maria Island at Island Gallery West in her March Featured Artist Exhibit, “On The Island." Beach scenes that conjure up special memories are among Candace’s favorite subjects. Candace is a listed American Artist represented in galleries in Ohio, N.C., and in Florida at Island Gallery West. Her art is in private collections in North America and Europe. A highlight of the month will be the public…See More
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MARTI SALERNI's Paintings to be Featured in Jan. 2017 at Island Gallery West at Island Gallery West

January 2, 2017 at 10am to January 31, 2017 at 5pm
MARTI SALERNI has been chosen to ring in the new year as the January Featured Artist at Island Gallery West with her water-media paintings exhibit entitled “New Year Preview.” Ms. Salerni is known for her use of vibrant color in her watercolors, acrylics, dye and yupo paintings. A highlight of the month will be the public gallery reception on Friday, January 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM, as part of the annual Holmes Beach Art District monthly Art Walks. The free month-long exhibit will be presented…See More
Nov 30, 2016
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JANE KEELING, Oils Artist, to be Featured in November at Island Gallery West Exhibiting “Surf’s Up” at Island Gallery West

November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Longtime Island Gallery West artist JANE KEELING has been chosen to help kick off the high season as our November Featured Artist with her oils exhibit entitled “Surf’s Up.” A highlight of the month will be the first of the season of monthly public gallery receptions on Friday, November 11 from 5-8 PM, as part of the 10th annual Anna Maria Island artsHOP event. Growing up in Oklahoma watching Gidget movies and  listening to Beach Boys' music, Jane appreciates the lifestyle that she now enjoys…See More
Sep 18, 2016

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A little about me (so that you know I am a real person and not a spammer!)
Artist’s Statement:
After many years enduring the long drab winters of the northeast, Florida’s cheerful vistas offer me a wealth of colorful, dramatic subjects for painting. Painting realistically and in detail is a challenge that gives me great joy and creative satisfaction. The objects, people and scenes I paint have captured my attention and brought me much happiness. It is my sincere hope that they do the same for all those who view them. -- Marlane Wurzbach

Given positive encouragement from creative parents who once even let me draw on the living room walls, I was an eager student at all available art classes in school and college. After graduation art took a back seat to career and family responsibilities, but creativity was part of all of my endeavors. After college I graduated from New York School of Interior Design, worked as an interior designer and a window dresser in Greenwich, CT. And when babies kept me at home, I ran a small dessert catering business. With children in school all day, I took a job writing and doing some design layout for The Nutmegger Magazine. Magazine work evolved into my own desktop publishing business producing newsletters and marketing materials for businesses from Connecticut to Manhattan. All these businesses had the common thread of art, visual expression and a desire to try new artistic mediums.

Moving to Florida in 2005 was an opportunity for me to refocus on fine art. I was juried into an Anna Maria Island artists’ cooperative where I exhibited my work for sale and served as PR Director and Board Member. Currently I offer my acrylic landscape and floral paintings at local art shows, public exhibits and online. I have been pleased to win a number of local painting awards, and my work is in private collections across the United States.
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The things I like most about the Sarasota/Manatee area
Burnes Court Movie Theater
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Selby Gardens
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I'm interested in enjoying summer all year long in my AMI lanai sipping cava ... local FL history ... kayaking canals when I feel nosy and social and heading for the mangroves when I don't ... Farmer's Markets ... learning about tropical gardening and orchids ... cooking for friends, mostly because FL doesn't have the great take out CT has and friends do need to be fed ... collecting mermaids ... listening to NPR when it isn't too depressing ... and ending the day with a Netflix movie or the Daily Show.
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2017 Free Saturday Morning Art Demo Schedule Announced! Mark Your Calendars!

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

2017 Art Demonstrations at Island Gallery West 

Weekly Art Demonstrations are offered at Island Gallery West from January 7 through mid March 2017. The free events are open to the public and are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the gallery located at 5368 Gulf Dr. (S & S Shopping Plaza, Trolley Stop 15), Holmes Beach, FL. Seating is first come, first served. Please visit…


Island Gallery West's Monthly Featured Artist Calendar for Fall/Winter 2016 & Spring 2017

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 9:16am 0 Comments

2016-2017 Featured Artist Exhibits at Island Gallery West

Please join us for fine art, fun, food and refreshments at our monthly open house ArtWak receptions during the winter/spring season. Many of our member artists attend and look forward to meeting you. 

July 2016 Patrick O’Neill (acrylics) "America the Beautiful"

Aug. 2016 Maria Sine (acrylics)…

Island Gallery West, 26 Yr. Old Artists' Co-op, is Currently Accepting Applications for Membership

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 9:11am 0 Comments

Applications are currently being accepted and the forms can be found at the desk inside the gallery or on the website at For additional information, please call Island Gallery West, 941-778-6648 or Carole Dougherty, 941-722-2314.

Island Gallery West, located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, is an artists' co-op of approximately 27 local artists offering a rich variety of art including…


Island Gallery West, a members' co-op, is currently accepting applications for membership

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

Island Gallery West, located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, is an artists' co-op of approximately 25 local artists offering a rich variety of art including paintings, mixed media, photography, jewelry, pottery, and stained glass. The Gallery has thrived in Holmes Beach for more than 25 years. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. The Gallery offers popular free art demonstrations on Saturday mornings from January through March…


Island Gallery West members prepare to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Island Gallery West members celebrating their 25th Anniversary, standing from left, Marie Rice, Susan Swanson, Debra Ridgdill, Kathy Storm, Joe Fletcher, Marlane Wurzbach, Bill Mears, Tracie A. Godri, Charlie Bell; sitting front row from left, Marti Salerni,…


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At 4:06pm on October 3, 2011, Patricia Ann Ritter said…

your work is really lovely.  I haven't seen one piece that I don't enjoy looking at.  Very fine work!


At 10:37am on July 6, 2010, Jack Alexander said…
Hi again Marlane -- Here's an update for you. Enjoy my gift to you. Let us keep connected while networking through this site. If we are not yet networking friends, let us become friends now.

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At 7:36am on July 9, 2009, Richard Stewart said…
Thanks much, Marlane. -- Richard
At 12:47pm on July 7, 2009, Erin W. Hood said…

I love how your art captures the Florida lifestyle. It steeps my gratitude in being a local native.

Thank you for creating and sharing it.

At 5:04pm on June 30, 2009, S. Rush Dean said…
Hi, fancy meeting you here, I just logged on after the email and there you were on the other end of the picture line. Keep up the good work.
At 4:56pm on June 30, 2009, Francesco Agresti said…
Thank you Marlene....
Yes some ar oil and some acrylic

i teach now both at the Venice art center.
I am also a New Yorker,Bronx
was transfered there as a child and got all my education there, before teaching in Italia ,Napoli as professor and then came back to the states and worked as professor in the winston salem area for many years, before marrying my wife , who is a floridian.from germany.
would love to see your work, i will stop by the gallery when i am up there.
At 4:35pm on June 30, 2009, Francesco Agresti said…
lovely work.........greetings francesco from Venice

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