|High School Student of the Month:
Olivia Sabo's acrylic painting is titled "SPUDS" after her father, Chris Sabo, who was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 2010. Olivia is an eighteen-year-old senior at Lakewood Ranch High School, where her art teachers, Abby Kolesa and Terry Thompson, are proud of her dedication and art skills. Her design won for the Sarasota annual Walk for Alzheimer's. She plans to attend Ringling School for the Arts to study illustration.
Pictured from left to right:
Art teachers Terry Thompson and Abby Kolesa with the artist, Olivia Sabo and her mother, Susan Sabo.
Kyarra Jennings' work is a watercolor painting titled " Stained Glass Pelican from Cortez". Kyarra is a seventeen-year-old senior attending The Manatee School of the Arts. Her art teacher is Diane Rosenbarger, and she is in the National Honor Society and a member of the National Art Society. Her future plan is to attend Ringling School of the Arts.
Pictured below is Kyarra Jennings' mother, Lawanda Thompson, the artist Kyarra and sister Nadia Jennings.
Sarah Driscoll, 18, is a senior and a student of art teacher Jon Scott at Manatee High School, where she is in the Portfolio Class. The name of her painting is " ASTRAL PROJECTIONS ". Sarah plans to attend State College of Florida and major in Pre-Veterinary Science.
Pictured is Sarah Driscoll with her father and Artist's Guild member, Mary Hamilton.
The Anna Maria Artist's Guild has named Logan Humes as December student of the month. The title of her acrylic painting is
"SUMMERTIME " and will be on display at the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, for the month of December. Logan is 18 years old and a
senior at Southeast High School. She is in Barbara Tapley-Kenney's advanced placement art class. Logan is a National Art Honor Society board member,
Service Club member, Visual Performing Arts Academy member and is in major local events. Her future plans are to attend The Art Institute or SCF.
Pictured below from left to right: Barbara Tapley-Kenney, Logan Humes, Guild education chairperson Edana Davis
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island is featuring as our art student of the month for November, Ariana Kucharski, 16 and a senior at Palmetto High School.
She is a member of Art, Drama and Choir Clubs at her school. Her watercolor and acrylic painting, "AMI View", will be on display in the Guild Gallery during the
month of November. Ariana is interested in pursuing the visual arts after graduation. Mr. Troy Schroeder is her art teacher.
Pictured from L to R: Karen Stuart, Artists' Guild Member, Ariana Kucharski and her mother,
The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island supports Manatee
Public School Arts Education
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is a non profit organization and supports public
school arts by donations, scholarships, workshops and an artwork exhibited by a senior art student
of the month from Manatee County Public High Schools.
Rolla Schuh demonstrating pastel at the gallery
We offer our support in the following ways:
- Scholarships for graduating seniors planning to major in arts education.
- Visits to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art by Anna Maria Elementary students.
- Student tours of Artists' Guild Gallery to meet our artists and for hands-on art activities.
- Provides funds for public school arts programs.
- Classroom demonstrations and hands on activities by our Guild artists.
- Donations of art work by Guild artists for school fund raising events.
2016 Scholarship Award
AGAMI President Wendell Graham presents the 2016 AGAMI Scholarship Award to Jessica Kroupa, a senior at Lakewood Ranch High School, who will be majoring in Arts Administration.
The award was presented at the Lakewood Ranch High School Auditorium.
GUILD DONATIONS HELPS CHILDREN IN NEED
Our Guild recently received a letter of thanks for our $100 donation to the Children's Guardian Fund which partners with the Guardian ad Litem Program to provide resources that will fill the basic needs and enrich the lives of children in foster and state care throughout Florida's 12th Judicial Circuit.
Children's Guardian Fund Board President, Harold "Hal" Hedley wrote:
"These vulnerable children have been removed from their homes, often in emergency situations. In order to provide a semblance of normal family life, we fund academic tutoring, music lessons, sports uniforms, summer camps, bicycles, cribs for newborn infants, and many other "extras" that provide children in foster and state care with a sense of hope and security.
A huge thanks to Guild member Kathy Sparks who participated in two book-signing collaborations between the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island and Island Coffee Haus which resulted in promoting the arts, community spirit, and enabling the Guild to donate these funds to the Children' Guardian Fund.
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