Anna Maria Island Art League Festival

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Winterfest & Springfest Update

The Art League has made the decision to not go forward with “Winterfest”. The competition in the last 30 years has increased not only within the Art Community, but as a holiday month as well. Thanks to all who have supported that event. We will continue doing “Springfest”. We will be able to better grow the event with the time that was once put into the “Winterfest” Festival.

Please join us for Springfest March 7th, & 8th, 2020.

 

Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Festival

Each year,  The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts “Springfest” Art Festival. This festival is a combination of people, education, entertainment and food; where you can find amazing items, hand crafted and offered for sale by talented artists. “Springfest” brings talented artists and art lovers, from near and far, to our little barrier island. Many who attended proclaimed this year’s festival “the best ever”. Currently, plans are underway to make next year’s event even more successful. “Springfest” Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts is held at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach, on quaint and picturesque Anna Maria Island.

 

32nd Annual Springfest, 2020

Festival of Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, March 7th & 8th, 2020

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Springfest

Eighty professional artist and crafts persons from across the United States will gather in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island March 7th & 8th, 2020 for the 32nd Annual Anna Maria Island Springfest Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts. Sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Art League. This juried show draws top quality art to City Hall Field in Holmes Beach. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission and parking are free. This family event features continuous live music on stage Saturday and a large food court offering a variety of food and beverages. Also exhibiting will be community organizations that include various, historical, and environmental groups with information about these worthwhile causes.

A highlight of the festival is a gala raffle of art work donated by festival exhibitors. Proceeds benefit the Art League’s Scholarship Fund, which provides classes to children and adults. The raffle gives everyone a chance to collect great art for a small donation. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and winners need not be present to win. The art festival “Springfest”, is the major fund raisers for the League, a nonprofit, tax deductible organization dedicated to fostering the Arts on the island. In addition to the classes, funds from the festival underwrite operation of the art center, exhibits, and a variety of programs for the community. For further information contact the Anna Maria Island Art League.

Applicant Information

About the Festival The festival is juried and requires a separate application, images and fees, etc.

  • Award money is the same for event
  • Artists may apply to one or both of the events in the listed categories
  • Acceptance is determined by jury process.
  • Online application preferred

Festival Information

Applicant Information

Young at Art Children’s Exhibit Applicants

Categories of Artwork Accepted

  • Clay
  • Jewelry
  • Photography
  • Fiber & Paper
  • Metal
  • Sculpture
  • Glass
  • Mixed Media
  • Watercolors
  • Graphics & Pastels
  • Oils & Acrylics
  • Wood

Awards

  • Best of Show: $450
  • Awards of Distinction (2): $250
  • Awards of Merit (3): $100

Anna Maria Island Art League Awards

SPRINGFEST 2019 AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW:

  • Martin Figlinski – Specializing in Oil Paintings

AWARD OF DISTINCTION:

  • Kelly Williamson – Ceramics/Pottery
  • Tracy Womack – Glass Jewelry

AWARD OF MERIT:

  • John Cheer – Clay Sculpture
  • Jack & AJ Ferrell – Mixed Media
  • Kristen Coffman – Jewelry

2019 YOUNG AT ART CHILDREN’S EXHIBIT WINNERS

FIRST PLACE:

  • Juan Jose                                 – Manatee School of the Arts  – Acrylic on Canvas
  • Daisy Delcon                           – King Middle School                – Pencil
  • Danika Seurattan-Jofre        – Stewart Elementary School  – Acrylic

SECOND PLACE:

  • Savannah Pike                         – Southeast High School           – Black Ink
  • Jolette Sanchez Rico              – Lincoln Memorial Academy  – Pencil
  • Shannon Mathews                  – Stewart Elementary                – Painting

THIRD PLACE:

  • Anissa Santana                        – Southeast High School          – Acrylic
  • Cassie Leal                                – King middle School                – Colored Pencil
  • Caden Frank                             – Tara Elementary                     – Watercolor

HONORABLE MENTION:

High School

  • Aaliyah Arguez                         – South East High School

Middle School

  • Jessie L. Thornton-Duthie    – Rowlett Middle Academy
  • Hannah Thornton-Duthie     – Rowlett Middle Academy
  • Eunice G. Thornton-Duthie  – Rowlett Middle Academy
  • Mahalia Hagar                         – King Middle School

Elementary School

  • Grace Machenzie Gaskill        – Stewart Elementary
  • John Rods Andrade                 – H.S. Moody Elementary School
  • Xia Cody                                     – H.S. Moody Elementary School
  • Gabriella Gilbert                       – Anna Maria Elementary School
  • Lucy George                               – Mills Elementary School

 

Volunteer Information

We are searching for people to give back to our community by making our 32nd Annual “SpringFest” an awesome event for our guest artists and visitors.

Holmes Beach, Florida – Anna Maria Island Art League is seeking Volunteers for our 32nd Annual Springfest.
Sat./Sun. March 7th & 8th, 2020. Event hours are 10am – 5pm. Volunteers form the back bone of the Art League. The success of Springfest relies on a squad of volunteers to help with all sorts of tasks throughout the weekend.

Help is needed for : Food Tickets, Hospitality Booth, Selling Raffle Tickets, Booth Sitters, & Young at Art Booth. If you could spend an hour or more, please give Fran a call at 941-778-2099 or artleagueami@gmail.com. You need not commit the entire day. Unless you want to! Our event is quickly approaching!  A time slot of two or four hours would be great. We want to keep you having fun and enjoy volunteering.

Dear Friends and Members of the Anna Maria Art League:

We are searching for people to give back to our community by making our 32nd Annual “SpringFest” an awesome event for our guest artists and visitors.

Event Date: March 7th – 8th, 2020     Event Hours: 10am – 5pm

Time is short and we really need you to assist with this:

  • Can you count money?  We need you to sell food tickets or raffle ticket (that help sponsor our classes).
  • Are you good with people?  We need you to assist the guest artists with their needs.
  • Are you strong and courageous?  We need you to help set up. Includes moving tables etc.
  • Do you do well with kids?  We need you to help kids out with simple art projects at the Kid’s Tent
  • Are you willing to clean up a mess? It’s not that bad, but we do need people to help clean up.

Do you prefer a shift?

  • 1st Shift 7:30am to 11:00am
  • 2nd Shift 10:30am to 2:00pm
  • 3rd Shift 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Please contact Fran at 941-778-2099 or email artleagueami@gmail.com .
Anna Maria Island Art League, P.O.Box 1243, Holmes Beach, FL, 34218 
Business Hours: M/W/F   10 am – 2 pm.

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