Artist Workshop Volunteers Needed
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Are you an artist or interested in the arts? Do you have talents or skills you would like to share? Would you like to contribute your time and those talents? Volunteering your time and talents are crucial to us sustaining and growing our community non-profit organization.
Apply to become a volunteer today where you can thrive and feel that your time is being well spent. We’ll find the perfect spot for you at our studios, gallery or during special events. You can volunteer occasionally or sign up for a regularly scheduled time. We have openings in a variety of areas, and would welcome having you as an Artists’ Workshop volunteer!
Contact us at 386-424-9254 or email email@example.com
The Artists’ Workshop of New Smyrna Beach is a 501 (c) (3) Non Profit educational facility registered under s.496.405 with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. #CH34968
Board of Directors
Charon Luebbers & Tina Pritchard
Head Chairperson in bold
- Liv Witherow
- Cheryl Faber
- Bob Stinziano
- Patty Stinziano
Dues & Records
- Charon Luebbers
Gallery on Canal
- Liz Clayton
- Kathy Kerrigan
- Kathy Kerrigan
- Patrick Rausch
- Joe Anglin
- Anne Dall
- Mary Peschel-Herlehy
Plein Air Paint Out
- Joanne Reilly
Volusia County Cultural Alliance
- Tina Pritchard
- Charon Luebbers
In February of 1957, fifteen creative souls responded to a notice in the local paper inviting anyone interested in forming an art group to come together for lunch at a local Italian restaurant. Before the meal was over, the idea of establishing a local art league had grown from just a hope to a full-fledged commitment to really make it happen. Together they formed New Smyrna’s first chartered art group in March 1958.
The enterprising little group approached the City Fathers and urged them to find available space. An upstairs room at 126 Canal Street, above the Parks and Recreation Department, was offered and readily accepted. The space was voluntarily renovated by the group in exchange for its use, and the Artists’ Workshop had its first home.
Three months after forming, the group had grown to 51 members who decided to put on their first show and public exhibit. The Bank of New Smyrna permitted their walls to become the gallery to hang 43 oils and sketches. The public was invited and 300 guests showed up! The first-ever art show in New Smyrna Beach had been received with great enthusiasm, and the Annual Membership Exhibition has continued to this day.
By 1978, with over 200 members and growing, the group had outgrown the Parks & Recreation room and again approached the City Council to request the large room above the Chamber of Commerce at 115 Canal Street. In 1980, the Gallery downstairs adjacent to the offices of the Chamber, was opened and exists in the same space today.
In 2008, the Artists’ Workshop and the Marine Discovery Center pursued with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) and the City of New Smyrna Beach, an ECHO Grant to renovate the old New Smyrna Beach High School Administration building on the land now owned by the State of Florida off the North Causeway on Barracuda Blvd. The Grant provided matching funds for the renovation.
Occupying today some 4,000 square feet of this building, the Artists’ Workshop has grown to over 400 members and has enjoyed a three-fold growth in the number of classes offered and other programs.
|Roman L. Sadowski||1982-1984|
|Vaigale K Duers||1993-1994|