The Monthly Members' Art Exchange

Bird of Paradise

Each month, Suntan Art Center sponsors a Members' Show, and each month's show is based on a different theme. Prize ribbons will be awarded by a group of judges and representation of the stated theme is a factor in the judging.

Ribbons will be presented each month at the opening reception. Members not wishing to participate in the theme may still submit work for that month.

There will be an opening reception on the second Saturday of each month from 4 to 6 PM.

If you are participating and wish to hang or pick up your entry, please follow these helpful guidelines. Art is to be picked-up and new work delivered on:
First Saturdays of the month from 10 am until 1pm SHARP
Fridays before the first Sat. from 10 am until 4pm unless otherwise state


2015/2016 SEASON through August 2016



Aug: "Dog Days of Summer"

Featured Artist - Linda Griffin and friends

Sept: No theme


Unscheduled  (contact 727.367-3818) 

Oct: "Harvest Time"



Member's Cash Award Show



Nov:  No theme

Featured Artist - Myrtle Joy Soles

Dec:  No theme

Spotlight on the Young Artist II

Gibbs High School

Jan:  No theme  

Open Award’s Show

Feb:: The World in Music

Featured Artist - Gary Bernardo

Mar: No theme

Professional Association of Visual Artists  (PAVA)

Apr:  No Theme

 Unscheduled (contact 727.367-3818)

May: From the Farmstand

Unscheduled  ( contact 727-367-3818)

June / July: No Theme

Unscheduled  (contact 727.367-3818)

Aug: "Summer"

Unscheduled  (contact 727.367-3818)


Rules for Exhibition


1. All hanging art must be properly wired for hanging. No serrated hooks, please.
2. Frames must be in adequate condition, with work secure.
      a. "Glass" (plexiglass)must be clean, with no visible chips or blemishes, 
      b. Matting must be free of stains and discoloration.
3. Visible edges of gallery-wrapped canvases must be finished. Unframed canvases with exposed staples will not be accepted.
4. Members' shows are open to all current members in good standing.
5. There is a $5 hanging fee per piece.  $2 for members who have volunteered during the previous month.  Monthly cash awards are distributed as follows. At the opening reception, the First Place winner will receive one half of the total entry fees.  One half of the remaining entry fees will be given to a randomly selected exhibitor in that show.  All cash winners MUST be present to receive their awards.  No exceptions.

6. During the months of December thru April, members may submit only one work. May thru November members may submit 2 entries.



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Upcoming Events

Spectral Musings: Ghost and Art Tour 

Saturday, October 3, 2015  6-9 pm


Only One Members Show in October

Next Exchange... 


Friday, October 2nd, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, October 3rd, 10 am - 1 pm



 October Members Show

Craftsmen Gallery and Gift Shop

Themed Show "Harvest Time"

 1-2 works accepted



Mary Nabors Gallery, Upstairs


Parkside Gallery featuring the works of

Jean Hurst                Danee Kinzel          Jack Providenti

Gail Falkingham        Linda Swindall        Vanessa Segraves     

Patricia Chase          Leslie Jeffery           Libit

Robert Simone         Judy Martindale      Terri Lou Ritchie


Next Exchange... 

Themed Show (Craftsmen Gallery) "Woman's Club- Beach Life"

Friday,  November 6th, 10 am - 4 pm

Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 1 pm


Meet the Artists Reception... 

Wednesday, October 14th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

wine and cheese reception

ribbon pesentation and lottery drawing at approx 6:30 pm


 Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 4:30pm
General membership welcome



Pass-a-Grille Art Mart

Year Round
9:00am to 2:00pm 
Across from the Hurricane Restaurant


Sunday Market - St Pete Beach

 at the Don Vista building  next to the Don CeSar

 local artwork - gourmet foods

Sundays, 10:00am - 3:00pm


 Upcoming Special Workshops contact to reserve space



with Instructor, Don Andrews, AWS

Dates:  Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 17, 2015 (3 day class)

Times:  9:30 am - 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Cost:   $350

Levels:  All levels



with Instructor Sterling Edwards, CSPWC,TWSA

Dates:  Thursday, October 29 - Sunday, November 01, 2015 (4 day class)

Times:  9:30 am - 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Cost:   $475

Levels:  All levels



with Instructor, Larry Lombardo, NWS

Dates:  Thursday, November 12 - Saturday, November 14, 2015 

(3 day class)

Times:  9:30 am - 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Cost:   $325

Levels:  All levels