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.

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



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.

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 3, 2013. Apply at today.

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.


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