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.   Artists must fill out waiver form and title cards [here]
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: Diane Ruck
12:30pm Awards
12:30pm-2pm Paintings on display and for sale until 2pm
or anytime after judging, paintings may be taken to the festival tent for display and sale or taken home.


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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