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


2014/2015 SEASON through August 2015



Aug: No theme


Sept: No theme


Portraiture Exhibition




Invited Artists – Automobiles

(to be held in conjunction with a

Vintage Auto show on the grounds)

Nov:  No theme

Member’s Award Show

Dec:  No theme

Elaine Anagnos Exhibition

Jan:  No theme  

Open Award’s Show

Feb:  No theme

Chicago Art Institute

Mar: No theme

Libit Jones Exhibition

Apr:  Floral & Fauna

Ikebana + Invited Artists (tentative)

May: Fountains of Youth  

Under 30 Exhibition (tentative)

June / July: Dog Days of Summer

Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall Exhibition

          (2 month show)

Aug:  No Theme

Digital Art/Photography Exhibition



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


Exchange:for the Craftsmen Gallery Members ONLY Show

Friday, February 6  10 am-4 pm

Saturday, February 7, 10 am - 1 pm


Mary Nabors Gallery

Featured artists

Miro Sedlar and Vickey Imes


Parkside Gallery featuring the works of

Jean Hurst

Gail Falkingham

Patricia Chase

Robert Simone

Danee Kinzel

Gerry Mensh

Linda Swindall

Judy Martindale

Jack Providenti

Vanessa Segraves

Libit Jones

Terri Lou Ritchie


Meet the Artists

Wednesday, February 18th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

wine and cheese reception

ribbon pesentation and lottery drawing 7:00 pm


MARCH Exchange

Members Show NO THEME

Friday, March 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Reception and Open House

Time Wednesday March 18th, 2015

Featured Artist::  

LIBIT  "60:60"


Parkside Gallery; The Suntan artist co-op




Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 11th, 2014, 4:30pm
General membership welcome



 Upcoming Special Workshops


with Instructor Iain Stewart, NWS

Dates:  Friday,February 20 - Sunday, February 22, 2015  (3 day class)
Times:  9:30 am - 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break
Cost:   $400

Levels:  All levels


Contact to reserve space



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

fresh produce - organics - local artwork - gourmet foods

Sundays, 10:00am - 3:00pm