On June 3, the Island Art Association gallery reopened with an abundance of caution and following guidelines from Public Health officials. We hope you will do the same and we look forward to seeing you inside our doors. Please note that our hours temporarily will be Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 AM until 5 PM. On the Second Saturday of each month, we will be open until 7 PM.
The Island Art Association is a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is exclusively philanthropic and educational. Its purpose is to develop and sustain an interest, appreciation, and enjoyment in and of the arts of Nassau County, Florida. Our gallery houses the works of more than 50 local artists and our Education Center is utilized for classes, workshops and scheduled events. To find out more about who we are, click here.
What we Offer
Drop in painting sessions are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and a Life Drawing and Painting group meets twice a month . There is also a Photographers' Group and a FUN Ukelele gathering in our Art Education Center
Expanding youngsters' interest in the arts is part of our mission. One Saturday a month free art classes are offered and a one week summer camp has been held for the past 6 years. In addition, a High School art show is held each February and Seniors may submit portfolios in April to compete for college scholarships.
Opportunities for Community involvement have included the Art Bridge Project, the Adopt a Chess Piece Project, the Mosaic Project, and the Totem Project.
The desire to connect during the separations created by Covid 19 is reflected in the collective ART BRIDGE (OVER TROUBLED WATERS) PROJECT on display in the front window of the IAA.
Over 100 individuals of all ages worked to create an collective piece of art while apart during the shelter in place time period of the 2020 Covid 19 pandemic.
This is truly an example of friends and strangers coming together while apart, a connection of humanity through art.
Our Exhibiting Artists
To discover more about an artist and his or her work, click on that person's name.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that friend and fellow artist, Suzanne Binnie, passed away on August 24th, 2020. Our sincere condolences to her husband Peter, family, friends and everyone she touched with her tremendous spirit and grace. In her short time at IAA, she left a beautiful legacy.
EMERITUS ARTISTS Beginning in 2017, the Island Art Association initiated an Emeritus status for those exhibiting members who have been members for at least 15 years and are now retired from actively showing their work in the gallery. Their contributions to the organization are greatly appreciated and it is important that they not be forgotten Charter Members -Georganna Mullis & Marilyn Efflein, Emeritus Artists (2017) Patricia Hooks, Roger Moore & Richard Hultberg, (2019) Emylee McBrearty & Gretchen Williams, (2020) Karen McFayden, Barbara Fuller