Judy D. Brooten Butterfly mornings and Wildflower afternoons…. …. have inspired Judy D. Brooten’s art and literature for decades. Her love of the flora and fauna of Northwest Florida and the North Georgia Mountains leads her into the garden and woodlands surrounding her homes to discover the understated elegance of nature in the unfolding of a flower to the mosaic pattern of light and shadow on the woodland floor. Through her photography, colored...
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 raced stock cars, built show cars (Street Rods) and hunted frogs in the everglades. After moving to Marianna he took up wood working. His shop burnt down 2-1/2 years...
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 and similar rustic scenes are his favorite subjects to portray. It seemed a world of grey, with the weathered boards and logs...
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 foot of the Bighorn Mountains in a tiny little town called Ten Sleep. Brown’s first medium was acrylic; she has painted several landscapes using...
Joel Scilley and Audiowood Even as a young boy growing up in Florida, Joel Scilley was passionately interested in art, design and architecture. While attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he participated in arts abroad programs in New York City and Europe, and studied with Parsons School of Design in Italy. He apprenticed with a small architecture firm in Manhattan, and was employed as Teaching Assistant for a program in contemporary art and...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholderMargaret Wolfe Hungerford In Molly Bawn, 1878
We’re a diverse group of individuals with one great thing in common: we really love art in all its forms. We invite you to browse our Gallery by clicking on “portfolio” above. While this isn’t an exhaustive representation of our members, it certainly gives an overview of what The Artist Guild of Northwest Florida is really all about.
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 invite you to view our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan which outlines our goals in support of our Mission Statement. The Strategic Plan will open in a new page as a PDF file.
The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. generally meets on the second Saturday of each month except in April and December. Membership is open to all interested parties. The annual meeting of the Corporation is the second Saturday of November. Memberships run per calendar year.
Each active member receives, a Newsletter each month, either in the US mail or via email. View a sample here. monthly newsletter
For more information, please contact our President, Larry Conley, mattie_pond @ yahoo.com (copy email address and delete spaces) Or mail your query to:
The Artist Guild of Northwest Florida
PO Box 1605
Marianna, Florida 32447
The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. 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 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.
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