FMB Art Association

2017 Paint the Beach - Schedule



September 30th

All registrations must be received online via this web site. Fees are NON-Refundable.


Monday, November 6th

4:30pm-6:30pm – Artists Check–in at Nervous Nellies [map].
Checked-in artists can have canvases/papers stamped.
Artists need only to check in once
Artists' Meet-n-Greet immediately following upstairs with appetizers and a cash bar.


Tuesday, November 7th

7am-10am – Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery [map].
– Continued artist Check-in
– Checked-in artists can have canvases/papers stamped.
All day: Painting. Public invited to watch.


Wednesday, November 8th

7am-10am – Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery [map].
– Continued artist Check-in
– Checked-in artists can have canvases/papers stamped.
All day: Painting. Public invited to watch.

4:00 Sundowner Event and Reception

The Sundowner is a 2 hour painting competition on the beach in front of Junkanoo & Fresh Catch Bistro restaurants. [map].
3:45 - Artists' easels up
4:00 - 6:00pm - painting while the sun sets at 5:41pm
6:00pm - Artists take artwork to Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery for judging.
Following is an Awards Presentation and Reception at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery [map]
Judge: Neil Walling


Thursday, November 9th

7am-10am – Fort Myers Beach Art Association & Gallery [map].
– Continued artist Check-In
– Checked-in artists can have canvases/papers stamped.
All day: Painting. Public invited to watch.


Friday, November 10th

Artists Only


9am – 11:30am – Festival tent at Santini Marina Plaza [map]
– Artists Deliver Artwork
– Truly Scrumptious restaurant [map] sponsors a breakfast for the artists (Don't forget to tip the staff).

1pm-3pm – Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery [map]
– Demo by Linda Richichi
– Matanzas on the Bay sponsors a light lunch.

The Festival Tent is closed until 5pm for judging.


Awards Ceremony and Collectors Preview Reception

5pm – 8pm Exhibit Opens - Public Invited to the Festival tent at Santini Marina Plaza [map]
– Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Plus there is a cash bar.
– $10 at the door or Order Reception Tickets Online


Saturday, November 11th

9am-6pm Festival Tent in Santini Marina Plaza [map]
– Art on display and for sale
– Entertainment at the tent. - Free and open to the public.


Quick Draw Competition

This is the separately entered 2 hour painting competition held in Times Square [map].
There are separate Adult and Student Divisions.
All artists will use the following schedule:
8am-9am- Registration and Check-in
9am-11am Painting
11am-11:45am framing time & delivery for judging
11:45-12:15pm Judging: Adult division: Vlad Yeliseyev, Student division: Terry Shattuck
12:30pm Awards
12:30pm-2pm Paintings on display and for sale until 2pm
2pm Painting maybe taken to the festival tent for display and sale.


Sunday, November 12

10am-2pm Festival Tent in Santini Marina Plaza [map]
– Art on display and for sale
2pm – Raffle winners drawn
2pm-3pm Artists pick up unsold artwork


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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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