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6th annual Paint the Beach Nov. 2-8, 2015.

Limited to 60 artists. Save the Dates!

Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Friends of the Arts, The Town of Fort Myers Beach, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish Tale Marina are pleased to invite interested artists to apply to Paint the Beach – A Plein Air Festival in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, a non-juried painting competition and show.  This festival is intended to bring the excitement and beauty of the plein air painting tradition to Fort Myers Beach Florida as well as benefit the art association as it brings the visual arts to the island.


Winners of the 2014 Paint the Beach…Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats Plein Air Painting Competition


Santini Marina Plaza & Plein Air Magazine First Place-   Artist   Kathryn McMahon     Title  ”Lovers Key Delight” oil

Fish-Tale Marina  Second Place-  Artist Neil Walling   Title “Bowditch Point Colors" oil

Smokin Oyster Brewery Third Place-     -   Artist- David Belling  Title “Shrimp Factory” wc

Michi’s Frame &  Art  Special Award for Painting "Most representative of the Beach"-

Artist Sal Sidner    Title “Beach Cottages”oil

Canson Excellence in Arts Award   Artist Mimi Little   Title “Beach Bike” acrylic

Judson Guerrilla Painter  Merit Award-.Artist Lionel Heddy  Title “Quiet Times At Nellies”acrylic

Judson Guerrilla Painter  Merit Award-.Artist Christa Friedl  Title “Shrimp Boat” wc

Plein Air Magazine HM.              Artist Lynette Vaughn    Title  “Beach Path Palms”

Plein Air Magazine HM              Artist Michele  Barron Buelow    Title “To the Beach” pastel

Sun-Eden HM                    Artist Melody Bogle  Title   “Bowditch Park Beach View”  pastel

Sun-Eden  HM                   Artist Inez Hudson  Title “Oats of Bowditch” oil    Won Peoples Choice Award

Sun-Eden HM                   Artist Nory McNellis   Title “Time for Breakfast”oil

Sun-Eden   HM                 Artist Randon Eddy   Title “Night Over Matanzas Bridge” acrylic

 Awarded by Judge: Phil Fisher



2014 Paint the Beach Quick Draw Winners


Adult  Division Sponsored by Smokin Oyster Brewery with American Frame and Watercolor Magazine

1st-     Neil Walling     “Breakfast” oil  

2nd-    Fran Mangino   “Estero Blvd”  wc

3rd-     Ken Fraser         “Just in Time” oil


Student Division Sponsored by Santini Marina Plaza with Judson Guerilla Painter & Beach Pub

1st-      Valerie Hernandez  “untitled”  acrylic

2nd-     Timmy Le  “Is this Times Square?” pastel

3rd-      Nicole Rawson  “Chill Day” colored pencil

Judges: Cypress Lake High School art instructor, Marguerite Petcher and FMBAA artist Kathy Summer, (judge for students)


Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters :

Presenting sponsors: Fort Myers Beach Art Association, The Greater Fort Myers Friends of the Arts, Fish-Tale Marina, Santini Marina Plaza, The Town of Fort Myers Beach

Contributing Sponsors: Plein Air Magazine, Nervous Nellies, Smokin Oyster Brewery, Beach Pub, Island Sand Paper, Good Time Charters,  Guerrilla Painter, Winsor Newton, Michis Art, Sun-Eden Artist Gear,  Arches-Canson, Watercolor Magazine, American Frame,The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Southwest Florida Community Foundation,Gavins Ace Hardware,Lovers Key Resort and many more who contributed to the silent auction baskets.

 2014 Participating Artists

Elaine Austin Inez Hudson
Joyce Banilla Mary Klunk
David Belling Linda Kurfist
Suzanne Bennett Floyd Lawrence
Donna Bergeron Mimi Little
Melody Bogle Fran Mangino
Barbara Boocher Susan McIntire
Suzanne Brown Kathryn McMahon
Michele Barron Buelow Kathryn Miller
Gloria Chadwick Claudia Moriarty
Mary Chaikowsky Velda Musgrove
Phobe Chidester Nory McNelis
Brian Christensen Julie Nusbaum
Jeanette Chupak Milly Pereira
Tom Crosby Sue Pink
Pamela Cupp Gail Trent Risner
Connie Donfrancesco Joan Roberts
Randon Eddy Diane Ruck
Mary Moran Neno Smith
Moya Foley Merrie Rollins Snow
Penny Fox Ted Staub
Pat Franzak Kathleen Taylor
Alan French Barb Valentine
Christa Friedl Lynnette Vaughan
Helma Gansen Neil Walling
Sharon Greenshields Lynne Wesolowski
Sharon Guy Warren Whitworth
Rhonda Hancock Jana Withers
Lionel Heddy Erma Woodis
Sharon Hegstrom Wanda Brawner  

Sal                    Sidner






2014 coming soon

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 Click here for 2013 Paint the Beach Scrapbook