August 4, 2013

PLAY: Toys & Games Made by Artists


 PLAY: Toys & Games Made By Artists|
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.

$50 for Fabulous Photos of Your Work


$50 Fridays

Having professional images of your art work is essential in these competitive times and Florida Craftsmen is now making it affordable. Professional photographer, Brian James, will shoot  images of 5 pieces of your artwork for $50 in his studio in ArtLofts above Florida Craftsmen in downtown St. Pete. Call Florida Craftsmen to reserve your appointment time 727-821-7391. Appointments are scheduled in 45 minute blocks from 10am-6pm. Be sure to reserve your spot early as these appointments fill quickly!

Next sessions:
Friday, May 24
Friday, June 21
Friday, August 23

Cost: $50

Call 727-821-7391 to make an appointment. Mon-Sat. 10am-5:30pm, Thursday until 7pm. Refunds will not be issued if the appointment is canceled or transferred within 48 hours of the scheduled time.


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


August 2-October 5, 2013

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


Summer Game Nights


Summer is a great time for GAME NIGHTS
Card games, bunco, corn hole, board games,trivia….

Every Thursday night from June 27th through August 22nd (except for July 4th), we’ll be playing games in the gallery at Florida Craftsmen. Bring friends, we’ll have munchies and a donation bar and enjoy the fun.

Time: 5:30-8pm
Where: 501 Central Ave., Downtown St. Pete

Want to be a Game Master? There are several dates available so call Diane at 727-821-7391 to sign up.



Call to reserve your night and plan to attend:
June 27-Trivia with Jim Brown
July 11-Heads Up! as seen on the Ellen Degeneres show
July 18-Corn Hole Tournament
July 25-Scrabble Tournament
August 1- Scavenger Hunt with Kristen Mory and Courtney Graham
August 8-Kung Fu Battle Slots, a new game played on your ipad and developed by HDInteractive.
August 15-tabletop card games designed by artist and designer Noble Valerian
August 22-TBA



All Doll’d Up article in Tampa Bay Times


Tampa Bay Times article about All Doll’d Up Exhibition May-June 2013