FMB Art Association

Painting Groups


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Indoor Painting Groups


All indoor painting uses the gallery if it is available.
Please check the calendar.


Indoor Painting Group

Coordinator: Gretchen Johnson

Wednesdays from 9am - Noon throughout the year.
And Thursdays from 9am - Noon during Summer hours.

Newcomers are always welcome. We paint from set ups or sketches. Some members bring in whatever they happen to be working on to share experiences with attendees.





Experimental Group

Coordinator: Michele Buelow 239-689-1221 or email : kzooartist@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday Mornings 9am - Noon, October - April

This vibrant group is the most recently formed at the art association. The experimentalists and have great fun sharing, experimenting, creating and generally pushing the limits.




Portrait / Figure Group

Coordinators: Kathy Summer (sksummer7@gmail.com 217-971-4343)
and Paula Salyards (paula4334@aol.com)

This loosely organized open group provides a model for those interested in painting and drawing from life, short sketches and long poses.  $3.00 Model fee.  No instruction.

Tuesday afternoons 1pm - 3pm on the following dates.

December 27

January 10 & 24

February 28

March 14 & 28

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Paint Outs - Plein Air


Chair: Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

Wednesday mornings October - May

All paint outs are held on Wednesdays from 9am to 12:30pm unless otherwise noted. Critiques are usually at noon. Bring a bagged lunch unless there are restaurant plans. Any questions please call Milly or the designated contact for the month. Please re-check locations in case there is a late change. In case of inclement weather we will meet at the gallery.

May - Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

May 3 - Zcrepes restaurant, 1815 Hough St, downtown Ft Myers.

Butterfly House- restaurant- patio, umbrellas, side street with old florida bungalows, butterfly house with tropical vegetation. We cannot paint inside the butterfly house. Lunch at Z crepes-they are sponsors for this location.

May 10 BUSTERS RESTAURANT 16681 MCGREGOR BLVD FORT MYERS

PARK;to left of busterS BUILDING PAINT; bait shop across street very colorful, porches,buildings etc. critique: in parking lot to left of busters LUNCH;BUSTERS

May 16 DIXIE FISH AREA 714 FISHERMANS WHARF FT MYERS BEACH

PAINT; GREAT AREA lots to paint CRITIQUE: AT DIXIE FISHAT NOON LUNCH; AT RESTAURANTS IN AREA

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Calls for Artists


See opportunities below with other organinzations for the adventurous


2017 Sand Life Magazine cover

Get your artwork on the cover of the local Sand Life magazine.
Here's How


Artist Getaway 2016 - 2017

More information and registration instructions here: www.artistgetaway.com
Call or email Samantha McNally with any questions 415-828-4991 info@artistgetaway.com

June 4-9, 2017
5 nights in Murphys, CA
Paint the Stanislaus River and Lake Alpine



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Travel Painting


Fall 2016 - Acadia, Maine

Twenty-six painters, including seven from Savannah Art Association (thanks, Karen!) spent seven nights on the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine, painting the majestic settings. Mornings were chilly, as was the wind, but that didn’t deter this group. More than 125 paintings were completed — Neil Walling was no slouch with 17, but Kathy Taylor 'killed it' with 25 pieces ! Whoa!


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Fall 2015 - Limoux, FR


The trip to Limoux France was again to Le Monastere for two weeks. Neil Walling posted his work and trip itinerary on Face Book for all to follow. Lots of painting, touring, good company, and good food.

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April 2015 - Sedona, AZ


FMBAA artists and friends (Neil & Sandi Walling, Ted Staub, Mary & Bill Klunk, Lynne Wesolowski, Michele Buelow, and Dale Menz) painted in Sedona in April 2015. Neil Walling reserved accommodations at the Cozy Cactus B&B in Sedona. The scenery was spectacular as were the plein air paintings. Michele Buelow kept up her travel blog for readers back home throughout the trip (www.michelestraveltales.blogspot.com) .and Neil Walling posted his work on Face Book so we could follow their progress.

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Why do we do it?

  • To further and provide education in the cultural aspects of life on Ft. Myers Beach and its environs
  • To promote the study, practice and appreciation of art
  • To hold art exhibitions and programs which are open to the public
  • To encourage art instruction of children and junior artists.

     Get in Touch

  • Contacts Page
  • Gallery Phone:
    (239) 463-3909

  • Mailing Address:
    Fort Myers Beach Art Association
    PO Box 2359
    Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

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