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 - April

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.

January - Floyd Lawrence (207)754-0963

January 04 - Times Square, Shipwreck motel at bottom of bridge.

Painting back of motel, lagoon, boats, patios, tiki huts, etc. Bring a lunch

January 11 - Patio De Leon - 2223 First street, downtown Ft Myers.

- Parking fee on street- parking lot on the side away from the river- cityscape-fountains- alleys etc. Bring a lunch or eat in one of many restaurants-

January 18 - Zcrepes restaurant, 1815 Fowler 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.

January 25 - Edison-Ford winter estate, 2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers.

- Meet at office at 9am SHARP! We have to get tickets all at the same time to enter the estate. There are many places to paint and stay off paths as they have tours going on. We cannot paint on porches or in houses. Meet at 12:30 at the river side gift shop on the sunny side near the chimney and bring a lunch.

February - Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

February 1 - TIMES SQUARE LOCATION :at foot of Matanzas Bridge

We have a permit to sell at Times Square the first WED of the month CRITIQUE noon: meet at the pavilion to the right if parking lot LUNCH: Bring or eat restaurants

February 8 - GULF HARBOR MARINA 14500 Vista River Drive Ft Myers

Off McGregor Stop at gate: we are guests of Joan Zeoli Lots of boats and flora Critique: noon at marina Lunch: bring

February 15 - CASITA MEXICAN 15185 McGregor Blvd. Ft Myers

Kmart Plaza Park in Kmart lot closest to restaurant; DO NOT PARK IN restaurant lot CRITIQUE:noon in Kmart lot near restaurant LUNCH: at restaurant

February 22 - SUMMERLIN JAKES 175011 Harbor Pointe Drive Ft Myers

Go to the right of the Sanibel Toll Booth. Park at end of parking lot to the left of restaurant near tiki hut PAINT: key west style toll house, restaurant, bridge to Sanibel, marina, tiki hut etc CRITIQUE" noon at tables to left of restaurant LUNCH; at restaurant or bring lunch and eat across street in parking lot


March - Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

March 1 TIMES SQUARE LOCATION :at foot of Matanzas Bridge

We have a permit to sell at Times Square the first WED of the month CRITIQUE noon: meet at the pavilion to the right if parking lot LUNCH: Bring or eat restaurants

March 8 FRED AND MEG BUSHNELLS' HOME 675 MATANZAS COURT FORT MYERS BEACH

On water, great views CRITIQUE: noon at house LUNCH; bring

March 15 EDISON-FORD MUSEUM 2350 MCGREGOR BLVD

MEET:at office 9 a.m. SHARP We have to enter the estate together with badges Paint: many venues on both sides of the street STAY OFF THE PATHS.....DO NOT GO ON PORCHES TOURS ARE GOING ON WHILE WE PAINT CRITIQUE: NOON- MEET AT THE GIFT SHOP near the river- meet on sunny side near street side LUNCH; bring lunch

March 22 VERANDAH 11571 VERANDA BLVD FT MYERS

exit 141 east off rt 75 (off Palm Beach Blvd ) Stop at gate: follow signs to club house ;park and walk toward restaurant and river- Paint: views of river, buildings CRITIQUE: noon on back side of restaurant near river. LUNCH; restaurant

March 29 RIVERLAND NURSERY 13005 PALM BEACH BLVD, FT MYERS

EAST EXIT 141 3.5 MILES PARKING; go down road to left of the building-by orange trailer- Park IN BACK ONLY PAINT gardens, ponds, river, buildings,,,very beautiful CRITIQUE: at building in front at noon-we can stay and paint all day LUNCH bring

April - Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

April 5 JUNKANOO 3040 ESTERO BLVD, FORT MYERS BEACH

PARK AT ART ASSOCIATION PAINT; beach, buildings CRITIQUE NOON AT ART ASSOCIATION LUNCH: eat at Junkanoo or bring lunch

April 12 MARK LOREN JEWELRY 33919 MCGREGOR BLVD, FORT MYERS

PAINT: building and nursery next to jewelry store- PARK: only to the RIGHT OF BUILDING TOWARD BACK-don't block pathways or walkway CRITIQUE: ON ;LAWN BETWEEN BUILDINGS LUNCH: BRING

April 19 JOANNE SHAMP 5664 ESTERO BLVD, FT MYERS BEACH

PARK;IN YARD PAINT: BEACH CRITIQUE; NOON ON PORCH LUNCH; bring {we do have to leave at 1:00}

April 26 PORT SANIBEL MARINA 14341 PORT COMFORT ROAD Off MCGREGOR before Sanibel Tolls

Paint: boats, etc, CRITIQUE: benches near marina LUNCH: bring

May - Milly Pereira (508)494-0582

May 3 RED COCONUT 3001 ESTERO BLVD. FORT MYERS BEACH

PARK: Empty sites PAINT beach CRITIQUE: area near beach AT 12'30 LUNCH; bring

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.

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  • Gallery Phone:
    (239) 463-3909

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

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