April 24, 2014

2013 Holiday Boutique


November 1st – December 31, 2013



Bring your holiday list and celebrate the season with handcrafted gifts, ornaments and so much more.
Opening reception: Friday, November 1st from 5:30-8:30pm.

Special holiday hours: Monday through Saturday  10am-5:30pm,
Second Saturday Gallery Walks-November 9th and December 14th-Open til 8:30pm
Open Sundays from December 1st – 22nd     12-4pm
December 24th and 30- 10am-4pm


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2013 Holiday Package: Flavors of St. Petersburg, a delicious collaborationFL-CRAFT-NOV-006

Florida Craftsmen has put together the perfect holiday package combining a beautiful handcrafted mug by artist Frank Digani, a pound of Sirrocco coffee from Kahwa and a white and dark chocolate spoon from Schakolad. All three businesses are located in downtown St. Petersburg so you are supporting small businesses and shopping local.

The mugs come in a variety of colors and patterns, have a great handle and fine lip. Kahwa Coffee roasts its coffees in St. Petersburg and is offering its Sirrocco blend which is a medium to dark roast. And what’s not to like about a chocolate spoon complete with a little holiday decoration to enhance the package.

Price: $39.95 each



Cut, Fold, Shred



Gallery with Falling LeavesLeaves for Sale! Hundreds of creative ways to use these handcrafted leaves $2 each.

 September 6th – October 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th   5:30-8:30pm

Florida Craftsmen presents a showcase of paper art from beautiful carved, folded, cut out paper objects and realistic 3D paper sculptures to altered books.

Roam through “Falling Leaves”, an installation created by members of the community using decorative papers created by Jackie Peters Cully. Smile as dragon flies float above your head. Be awestruck by the designs cut into paper.

Sponsored by :

Regions Bank
City of St. Petersburg
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Girl Looking Back by Elise Wehle


PLAY: Toys & Games Made by Artists


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June 21-August 24, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, June 21st     5:30-8:30pm

Juror: Roger Barganier, CEO, Creative Arts Unlimited

This summer is going to be lots of fun as artists showcase their creative toys and games. Innovative chess sets, memory games, winged cars and so much more.

PLUS, every Thursday night during the exhibition is GAME NIGHT.
Sign up to be a Game Master…bring your game, your friends (we’ll post the game so lots of other friends join in) some munchies and we’ll have a donation bar.  Check here for the game schedule.

Featured Artists:

Amy Kluth, Jennifer Burrell, Joan Carew, Carlton Wing, Cornelia  & Ed Gates, CyberCraft Robots, Amanda Dicken, Brenda Gregory, Robert Hargrave, Jill Oldenski, Joyce Sutherland, Kathy Stults, Zoe Keramea, Haley Lauw, Lisa Glaser, Louis McMurray, Carrie Matteoli, Richard Moore, Eleanor Pigman, Jennifer Rose, Kaileen Schleith, Carole Shelton, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Susan Rienzo, Ginny  Piech Street, Sunflower School artists,  the Train Station Center for Clay, Will Wagenaar, Millie Brown, Chris Miller, Patricia Preston Warren, Rebeca Gilling.

Many thanks to David Bewley for setting the PLAY exhibition along with his assistant Pete Shepherd.
We are very pleased to display the artists’ toys & games on fabulous wood slab furniture by FUNKTIONHOUSE. Please visit their website for more information.

Made in Florida: Florida Craftsmen’s Annual Members’ Exhibition


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This year’s juried Members’ Exhibition will be held at the Gadsden Art Center in Quincy, Florida in the Panhandle Region. This annual exhibition showcases the finest contemporary glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals and mixed media produced by artists of Florida.

For information about gallery hours and location, visit Gadsdenarts.org.


THEATER + ART + VISION: Behind the Scenes – Thursday-Saturday, August 29th-31st



Florida Craftsmen is proud to host a Behind the Scenes look at some of our local performing arts performances. Explore the process of costume, prop and set designs for American Stage, freeFall Theater and the St. Petersburg Opera as the artistic directors share initial sketches, finished products and photos of the costumes, props and sets on stage.

The Opening Reception on Thursday, August 29th from 5:30-8:30pm will feature talks by the Artistic Directors of all three organizations. They make it all look so easy…..but there are always stories and inspirations behind the scenes!

Admission is always free!