Welcome to TAGnwfl
Not for profit
Incorporated in 2006, The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. is a not for profit 501c (3) Florida Corporation based in Marianna, Florida whose mission is to enrich the cultural and artistic life of Northwest Florida and the surrounding areas through educational programs and opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
We are dedicated to our members, their art, guild activities, and our sponsors. Members who are current in their dues may submit their artwork and biography to be included in the online portfolio and become a future featured artist.
We love art
We’re a diverse group of individuals with one great thing in common: we really love art in all its forms. We wish to encourage all aspects of creativity in the art world through promotion, exhibition, and placement in local and regional facilities in Northwest Florida.
Opportunities abound in what is now an ever-shrinking artistic environment, through improved visibility for artists and artistic media, arts education services, and communication mediums involving visual imagery. We know that the world is our audience and we seek to play a pivotal role in how art is disseminated locally, nationally and globally.
Congratulations to Lee Oliver for winning the contest a second year. For Lee’s biography please see 2014 Poster Contest Winner.
Lee Oliver is the Poster Contest Winner for 2014. Congratulations Lee. Lee has always had a passion for creative visual arts even though he has never had formal schooling and/or training. When he was eleven, his neighbor gave him a water color paint set and at sixteen introduced him to his first art exhibit at Read more about 2014 Poster Contest Winner Artist Lee Oliver[…]
Col. Vernon and Margaret Linton have been in the performing arts for many years. Performing illusions for children’s shows to large stage shows; from small to large parties’ to corporate shows and every show is different. We are proud to have our family participate in sound, photo and every aspect of the show; we travel Read more about 2014 SAA Magician Vernon Linton[…]
Jeanne Hollon is a native of Orlando, Florida and has been a resident of Marianna since 1973. Jeanne was born into a musical family and was singing and playing the piano before she was old enough to reach the pedals. Never having had a piano lesson, Jeanne can play almost any piece after hearing it Read more about 2014 SAA Musician Jeanne Hollon[…]
Bob Kornegay hails from Blakely, Georgia by way of Southeast Alabama and has “a smattering of kin in north Florida who’ll still claim me.” In 62 years of terrestrial existence he has been bad to hunt, fish, hike, watch birds, and (solely to avoid debtors’ prison) occasionally has held a real job, including a 30-year Read more about 2014 SAA Guest Writer Bob Kornegay[…]
Beth Appleton, Guest Artist for the 10th annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts, grew up in the central Florida town of Ocala. As a child she studied underwater ballet, dreamed of being a Weekie Wachee mermaid and found love for art at her aunt’s roadside fruit stand. During these early years dance and creative writing Read more about 2014 SAA Guest Artist Beth Appleton[…]
Berit Jackson born in Stavanger Norway moved to Panama City in 1978 then settled in Jackson County in 1981. A self-taught artist she has created various arts and crafts most of her life. For many years she painted traditional Norwegian Rosemaling, but seeking new challenges she began experimenting with landscapes. She has been an active Read more about Artist Berit Jackson[…]
Dr. Jill Wofsey, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is a professional flutist, bassist, guitarist, vocalist, teacher and clinician living in Northwest Florida. She received a Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and degrees from the University of Minnesota (Master of Music) and Eastman School of Music (Bachelor of Music). She was the Read more about 2013 SAA Musicians Jill and Gary Wofsey[…]
I was born Donna Jean Ray in the country outside and south of Dayton, Ohio in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County on February 5, 1938. My mother’s side was German and French and my father’s side English. My mother’s father actually came from Alsace-Lorraine but they both spoke what they referred to as Lower German. On Read more about Author D.J. Phillabaum[…]
I graduated from Malone High School in 1982. I’m retired from the US Air Force after 23 years. When I joined I became a C-130 Crew Chief then I retrained and became an Air Force Education & Training Manager. I finished my service in San Antonio Texas where I met my long time boyfriend, David Read more about Artist Mercedes A. Victory[…]
My father was in the army and met my mother in Germany and thus here I am. Being in the army we spent as much time living in Germany to be around my relatives and lived in France for four wonderful years. I am proud to say I have six children (three of them stepchildren). Read more about Artist Julia Hodges[…]
Keith Martin Johns, a professional artist for over 32 years, was led to Graceville by a vision that has taken him beyond the normal realm of being simply a regional artist. Even though his Florida Collection of paintings of over 350 images have been a lifetime endeavor to capture the worth, value and expression of Read more about Artist Keith Martin Johns[…]
Just a bit about me as a painter; As a Christian, I believe everything is created by God. Painting animals, birds, flowers, people, places and things of beauty all remind me of our Creator and the glorious beauty he’s put around us where ever we look. My talent is a gift. I am a self-taught, Read more about Artist Deborah Anne Dannels[…]
Dale Cox is a writer and historian who is the author of thirteen books on U.S. history. He lives near the quaint community of Two Egg, Florida. A former journalist and media manager, he has written extensively about Florida history, from the era of Spanish exploration to the troubled times of the 1930s. His books Read more about 2013 Guest Writer Dale Cox[…]
In a world of shrinking time and space, the visual arts open up new vistas of discovery and fuel imagination toward resplendent beauty. Natural beauty may or may not be perceived by the eye, but to respond to it through painting is seeing it with the heart and soul. This expansive quality of joy must Read more about 2013 Guest Artist Keith Martin Johns[…]
Don was Born in Casper Wyoming and moved to a little town in central Wyoming called Ten Sleep, at the age of one. As a young child Don spent a lot of time in the mechanic shop with his dad. Now Dad did not want a little one under foot, so he gave Don a Read more about Artist Don Brown[…]
My Life (Greatly Abridged) Karen L Roland Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, my love for horses inspired my constant drawing of them with occasional renderings of family pets, people and wildlife earning ribbons at the local fairs. I earned my BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and began an art career in airbrushing at Astroworld in Read more about Artist Karen L. Roland[…]
For more information call… 850-569-2011 Who is Carole Conley? Born in Detroit, Michigan then moved south over 40 years ago and now I only visit the North. I Retired from PAEC in Chipley after serving as a Computer Consultant to 14 School Districts supporting Payroll for 22 years. Art has always been a fun part Read more about Artist Carole Conley[…]
Don Stanton spent four years as a photographer in the U.S. Army. One of those years as a combat photographer in Vietnam. Don had his own studio in the Philadelphia, PA area, but now lives in Dothan, AL. His main work consists of photographing pets , wildlife and fine art photography.
Tracey Sanders Watercolor artist Tracey Sanders was born and raised in Marianna, Florida. She graduated from Marianna High School in 1977, Chipola Jr. College in 1979, and the University of Florida with a BS in Agriculture, specializing in education, in 1984. Shortly after accepting her first teaching job in Wewahitchka, FL, she met her husband, Read more about Artist Tracy Sanders[…]
Michele Tabor Kimbrough Michele@TaborArtStudio.com Tabor Art Studio I am a watercolor artist in the Marianna, Florida community. I paint the American Dream. My subject matter includes flowers, community images, and aviation. Drawing and painting have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was influenced by my 106-year-old grandfather, Read more about Artist Michele Tabor Kimbrough[…]
Jesse has always loved working with his hands. He was raised in West Palm Beach Florida. Served 4 years in the Navy (Seabees) from 1953 to 1957. Married in 1958, has three children, 5 grand children and 3 great grand children. Jesse was a union brick layer from 1957 to 1991. As a hobby he Read more about Artist Jesse Blanchette[…]
Growing up as child, the scenes most memorable to Sam were of old weathered houses with tin roofs, rickety old dilapidated barns, log corn cribs, sagging, weed overgrown wire fences held up by gnarled “lighterd” posts, worn out old cars and trucks, forests of trees, and “rub board” rough dirt roads. As an artist, those Read more about Artist Sam Carnley[…]
Lou has always had a love for the beauty of this great world in which we live. Her artistic side did not show itself until 1999 when she moved back to Florida from Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. The first things Lou started painting was landscapes of Wyoming from pictures she made when she lived at the Read more about Artist Lou Brown[…]
Excerpts from Pensapedia, J. Earl Bowden was born in Altha, Florida. Bowden attended Florida State University, where he studied journalism and wrote for the Florida Flambeau newspaper, before joining the U.S. Air Force. He was a military journalist stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho during the Korean War, after which he moved Read more about 2012 Guest Author, J. Earl Bowden[…]
Eluster Richardson’s art strikes a soulful chord. “Uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening” are words frequently used to describe the experience. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Eluster began painting as a child in the third grade. His works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in a variety of settings, including the Museum of Florida Read more about 2012 Guest Artist, Eluster Richardson[…]
Paul Richard Brent is a Panama City artist whose life work has been spent in the depictions and reflections of the Northwest Florida environment he has lived in since 1969. His paintings in watercolor and oil have deftly portrayed the many aspects of the area capturing the innate beauty on paper and canvas. His work Read more about 2012 Guest Artist, Paul Brent[…]