September 4, 2013

A Sneak Peek Into Florida Craftsmen!


Welcome to Florida Craftsmen, a non-profit organization in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL which represents the fine craft artists of Florida. This video is a peek into the gallery as well as profiles of three artists whose work is represented: Chuck Boux, a glassblower, Antanas Ulevicius, a potter and Donna Carrion, a jeweler.

Crafting Your Business Workshop Jan. 5th


A One -Day Workshop with Wendy Rosen, 10am-1pm, January 5th.

Wendy Rosen has a long history in the field of craft, and has worked with thousands of artists throughout the United States and Canada. As a champion for small business, she has written, lectured and taught artists how to launch and grow successful small enterprises. Despite economic difficulties, she says, “It’s never been easier to grow your business from your own home to a nationwide audience.”


Click here for more info and tickets!

CraftArt 2013


Florida Craftsmen’s CraftArt 2012 was a fabulous success. Crowds of buyers turned out to collect fine crafts from an array of talented artists. The event was held this past November 17th & Sunday, November 18th from 10am – 5 pm  just outside the doors of Florida Craftsmen Gallery, on Central Avenue  between 4th and 5th Streets  in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg.

One of the most eagerly anticipated arts events each year by collectors and patrons,  CraftArt featured some of the nation’s best established and emerging fine craft artists with handmade works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media.

Emerging Artists Program: This year several emerging artists have been invited to participate in the CraftArt Festival. Florida Craftsmen, through the sponsorship program, is providing the tent, table and chairs as well as business mentoring by renown artist Duncan McClellan and a photo shoot of their work by photographer Brian James.

Next year’s event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th, 2013.

Juror: Andrew Glasgow, founder of USA Projects and former Director of American Craft Council.
Deadline for Artists’ Applications: September 10, 2013. Apply at today.

Sponsorship: CraftArt provides a great opportunity to showcase your business. For information about how you can get involved, click here.

For information, call Florida Craftsmen at 727-821-7391 or email us at [email protected].

This event was designed to provide equal opportunity for enjoyment to all participants. If you would like to request any particular aids or services pursuant to disability laws, please contact Florida Craftsmen (727)821-7391 or the City of St. Petersburg Community Affairs Division at (727)893-7357 or (727)892-5259 TDD/TYY.


SITE PLAN                      2012 LIST OF ARTISTS BY MEDIUM                        2012 LIST OF ARTISTS BY BOOTH NUMBERS


Crochet Coral Reef Family Activity Day- Tuesday, Aug. 14th


Free Summer Family Fun on the Reef!
Tuesday, August 14th
10 a.m. to Noon

Fun for the whole family at the Crochet Coral Reef! Drop in between 10am and 12pm to enjoy a scavenger hunt, a live coral tank from the Pier Aquarium, a contest to guess how many starfish are on the reef, coloring, fun games, and a crochet touch tank!

Admission is free but if you want to come, please RSVP by the Monday, Aug. 13th by calling (727) 821-7391. Parents must accompany their children (You’ll have fun, too!)








Coral Reef Contributors


Great Barrier Reef Sponsors:

Prism Yarns, Laura and Matt Bryant


The Yarn Group


The National NeedleArts Association



Andros Barrier Reef Sponsors:
Al May
Kathryn Howd

New Caledonia Reef Sponsors

Muench Yarns



Pulley Ridge Reef Sponsors:
Judy & Bud Cherry
Bonita Cobb
Duncan McClellan
Gail Simpson

Friends of the Reef:
A Good Yarn
Enee Ablemen
Diane Keane
Mary Alice McClendon
MRK Hair Designs
Picasso’s Moon
Sonya Miller
Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

Special Thanks to the Steering Committee and Marine Scientist Advisors:
Butch Ringlespaugh
Caitlin Tighe
Joe Cavanaugh
Dr. John Ogden
Dr. Kate Lunz
Kathryn Howd
Laura Bryant
Mary Anna Murphy
Dr. Pam Hallock Muller
Dr. Peter Betzer
Sarah Butz
Dr. Walt Jaap
Walter Bowen

Mural Artists:
BC Woo
Audri Tirabassi
Laura Spenser
Tammy Berk

Construction Volunteers:
Adrienne Ruga
Ted Steinwender
Rodger Johansson
Betsy Lester
Mike Montgomery
Murray Post

Coral contributors:
Abbie Go
Abby Robbins
Aimee Holley
Alicia Bernhardt
Alicia Conroyd
Amanda Michaud
Anatobin Tinnaro
Anita Jenkins
Anne Mathes
Anne-Marie Stephenson
Annie Myer
Antje Gillingham
Astrid Ellis
Audrey Rosenberg
Audrey Strecher
Avalyn DeVore
Ayako Matsuo
Barbara Anderson
Barbara Chororos
Barbara Obeng
Barbara Rusin
Barbara Williams
Becky Dunsmoor
Ben Pridemore
Bernie De Maesschalck
Bert Fazio
Beth Morean
Betsy Lester
Betsy Potter
Betsy Reynolds
Betty Bean
Betty Bowley
Beverly Wiberg
Bonita Cobb
Cami Smith
Candace Berner
Carla Reiniger
Carol Bonnefil
Carol Veneziano
Carol Johnson
Carole Hayes
Caroline Tacker
Carolyn Baum
Carolyn Jeannette
Cayla Heste
Charleen McGrath
Charles Davis
Charles Gandy
Charlotte Florell
Charlie Belcher- FOX13
Cheri Krumholz
Cheri Tardif
Cheryl Anne Day-Swallow
Cheryl Knight
Chris Parker
Chris Williams
Christine Nissley
Cley Pickel
Cynthia Apter
Dani Skozypek
Dante Vogtner
Debbie Reeser
Deborah Winton
DeeDee Slone
Denise Bennett
Denise Romano Bright
Dennis Lightfield
Diana Lauring
Diana Lucas Leavengood
Diana Sowers
Diane Arthur
Diane Drutowski
Diane Lewis
Diane Shelly
Diane Shewbuirt
Dianne Wood
Dolly Cummings
Donna Parrey
Dorine Chambers
Eleanor Pigman
Elisheba Weathers
Elizabeth Gonzolez
Elizabeth Hillmann
Elizabeth Kozlowski
Elizabeth McFeeters
Ellen Burkhart
Emily Fasan
Emily Shrider
Emily Stehle
Emily Turek
Erika Greco
Erin Shelly
Estelle Chakrin
Finley Wilsher
Francene Penhallow
Frances Haney
Frances Tresselt
Freda Dexter
Gail Dold
Ginger Luters
Gini Rollins
Glenda Booth
Gypsy Ingram
Hans-Otto Bienau
Howard Rutherford
Isa Jorgensen
Jacqueline Keller
Jan Curtis
Janet Dove
Janet Hendren
Janet Milne
Janice Montgomery
J.C. Briar
Jean Andrews
Jean Flood
Jeanne Mansfield
Jeanne Soucy
Jennifer Arness
Jennifer Baldwin
Jennifer Raheb Soyke
Jessie Green
Jill Shapiro
Joan Krause
Joan Williford
Joanna Davis
Jordan Trimble
Joy-Hope Weathers
Judith Barry
Judy Lynd
Judy Kulju
Judy Saitta
Julia Flood
Julie Price
Julius Keblinskas
Kay George
Karen Eckles
Karen May
Karen Park
Karen Wilson
Karina Gonthier
Karrie Klement
Kathleen Byers
Kathryn Howd
Katri Saari
Keith Best
Kelley Towne
Kirstin Lundvall
Kim Wells
Kristi Capone
Lachondeia Thomas
Laura Bryant
Laura Elizabeth Green
Laura Vrooman
Lee Summerall
Leslie Burroughs
Leslie Jennings
Leslie Knox
Leslie LeRoy
Lianna Stehle
Lin Jorgensen
Linda Champagne
Linda Hoffman
Linda Kurent
Lindi Fischer-Defoy
Lisa Keblinskas
Lisa Marquetty
Liz Brown
Lois Jenkins
Lori Stone
Lova Patterson
Lydia Rose Rupinski
Lynda Simmerly
Madeline Hamilton
Mae Mello
Magdalena Go
Marcia Kutash
Margaret Bruninghaus
Margaret Moore Holmberg
Margarita Musa
Margot Woodrough
Maria Peas
Marianne Browne
Marianne Gustafsson
Marie Bean
Marilyn Hayden
Marion Huey
Marlene Johnson
Marsha Bard
Mary Alice McClendon
Mary Ann Dougherty
Mary Ann Pittman
Mary Bandera
Mary Cummings
Mary Lou McIntosh
Mary Meza
Mary Murray
Mary Stenov
Maryanne Hamilton
Meara Corbett-O’Connor
Megan Walker
Mei-Ling St. Leger
Melanie Moore
Melissa Hunt
Melissa Wykell
Megan Yousef
Merike Saarniit
Michele Egerter
Michele Tuegel
Michelle Keeney
Mike Campbell
Mitzi Campbell
MJ Arnaldi
MJ Koslowski
Monika Redburn
Nancy Mullikin
Nancy Vladovich
Natalie Kaltenbacker
Natalie Oliver
Nikki Delaney
Nola Flamingo
Norma Prado
Olga Roy
Olivia Adamson
Oneita Tinsley
Pam Hatton
Pat Bickel
Pat Mason
Patricia Shelton
Patsy Monk
Patty Attkins
Paula Walker
Peg Rigg (in memory of)
Philip Weathers
Priya Thorsen
Rachel Goldberg
Rachel Shapiro
Ralenda Broerman
Rebecca Kramer
Renee Athey
Reta Robson
Rita Robson
Rory Goldych
Rosemary Erbeck
Rosemary Lutz
Rosemary Prins
Ruth Cox Leaders
Ruth Defoy
Ruth Pettis
Sally Bedrosian
Sandra Hennessy
Sara Shapiro
Sarah Butz
Sara James
Sandi Brown
Shannon Cobb Tappan
Sharon Richards
Sharon Robinson
Sheila Wasserman
Shirley Holt
Sophia Hirst
Sophia Stone
Stacie Koslovsky
Stacy Perry
Stella Vaughan Andersen
Sue Morrow
Summer Ford
Susan Dee
Susan Post
Susan Savitsky
Susan Swanson
Susie Cusling
Tabitha Calvert
Tallulah Taylor
Tara Wood
Teresi Frank
Teri Plumridge
Tess Danielson
Thanh Seybold
Tyler J. Fortura
Tricia Rotter
Una Barnitz
Ursula O’Brian
Valerie Nelson
Veronica Keblinskas
Vicki Siddons
Wade Brickhouse
Wende Giovannoni
Wendy Grey
Wendy Hirst
Wilmma Bastian
Wioleta Chalama
Willi Rudowsky
Zhana Sidoranko
Zoe Hettrich