Artists' Workshop​

New Smyrna Beach

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


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

Cheryl Faber


Anne Dall

Vice President

Laura Robinson

Recording Secretary

Donna Burggraff


Charon Luebbers & Tina Pritchard

Administrative Staff

Committee Chairs

Head Chairperson in bold

Art Classes

  • Liv Witherow
  • Cheryl Faber

Community Exhibits

  • Bob Stinziano
  • Patty Stinziano

Dues & Records

  • Charon Luebbers

Gallery on Canal

  • Liz Clayton


  • Kathy Kerrigan


  • Kathy Kerrigan


  • Patrick Rausch

MDC Liaison

  • Joe Anglin

Member Show

  • Anne Dall


  • Mary Peschel-Herlehy

Plein Air Paint Out 

  • Cheryl Faber

Studio Gallery

  • Joanne Reilly

Volusia County Cultural Alliance

  • Laura Robinson


  • Tina Pritchard
  • Charon Luebbers


Our History

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 StreetIn 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.

Past Presidents

Joseph Fazio1958-1960
Betty Barler1960-1961
Joseph Fazio1961-1963
Harry Hill1963-1965
Genell Boozer1965-1966
Harry Holl1966-1967
Arthur Vos1967-1975
Regina Wadlin1975-1977
Jack Brodkin1977-1978
Marilynne Roland1978-1980
Lorraine Potter1980-1981
Marilynne Roland1981-1982
Roman L. Sadowski1982-1984
Pat Hagemeier1984-1986
Judi Dold1986-1988
Lorene Weber1988-1990
Charlene Hendricks1990-1991
Beverly Priess1991-1993
Vaigale K Duers1993-1994
Frances Fixaris1994-1996
Carolyn Buckmann1998-2000
Betty Parke2000-2002
Carolyn Land2002-2004
Marlene Veite2004-2005
Joseph Smith2005-2006
Bob Grayson2006-2011
Laura Robinson2011-2013
Joe Anglin2013-2015
Liz Clayton2015-2017
Joe Anglin2017-2018
Cheryl Faber2018-Present