Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.


Now is the time to join other Villagers in a variety of classes to express your individuality while learning new artistic techniques.

Friday Open Studio, beginning September 24, from 10 am until 12 noon in the Art Room.  Every Friday until Thanksgiving when re-assessment will take place.  All welcome!  Proof of Covid vaccine required.  Hosts:  Jane Hink and Karin Bogliolo.

Tuesday -  Colleen Mirassou & Karin Bogliolo & Barb Gottesman welcome you for a new adventure in Poetry from Art and Art from Poetry.  10 am - 12 noon.  $40.  Continuing AND accepting new students.  Proof of Covid vaccine required.

September 28 - November 2: Acrylics with Jeff Bramschreiber, Tuesdays, 12 noon - 2 pm.  via ZOOM on line.  $60.  

October 18 - November 8:  Travel Sketching with Kelley Julien. Drawing scenic vistas in The Villages.  $40.  10 am - 12 noon.  First meeting in the Art Room.  Register at

October 23, Saturday:  Painting Holiday Ornaments by Pouring Acrylic Paint with Judy Rickard and Karin Boglilo.  $30.  Art Room.   11 am - 1 pm.  You will leave with 6 acrylic ornaments. Register at

November 13, Saturday:  Mosaics with Nancy Meyer, 10 am - 1 pm,  $50.  Art Room.  All materials furnished.

Register at

November 20, Saturday:  Card Making with Julia Fowlkes, 10 am - 12 noon.   $25.  All materials furnished. Register at

Register for one or more of these classes very soon with our Class Scheduler at  All Villagers are invited to participate in these classes in the Art Room of Cribari Center. Proof of Covid vaccine is required for all of these classes.


In Fully Open Status, Ceramics Room hours are:

Monday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 - 12 noon

Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friady 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Some restrictions still apply for people using the Ceramics Room.  Contact Diane Finley for the definitive answers.


Register with Diane Finley at


President Michael Sunzeri

Vice President Diane Finley

Secretary Wendy Ledamun

Treasurer Kathy Warren

Our Club has an Advisory Board with Team members:

Contact President Michael Sunzeri or any of the officeers or Advisory Board members when you are ready to volunteer to serve on a Team or as a Team Leader or help prepare for an event to help keep Art alive in The Villages.

Standing Teams:

Ceramics:  Diane Finley  

Classes and Workshops:  Barb Gottesman

Exhibits:  Barb Gottesman

Historian:  Karin Boglio

Programs: Marcy Boyles

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Stitchery:  Roberta Barentsen

Webmaster:  Barb Gottesman

"What's Happening"  column in The Villager:  Michael Sunzeri

Teams for recurring monthly events (but not every month)

Art Films  8 per year:  Pam Lyons

Artist of the Month:  8 per year

Exhibits 5 per year:  Barb Gottesman  Next in line for Solo Exhibits:  Iris Schlager, Kelley Julien, Barb Gottesman

Programs:   8 per year  Marcy Boyles

Coordinator for our Events:

makes sure contracts and communciations

are uniform for all events

Teams for our Events:

Art in the Park in April  

July 4th Open House in July  

Home Studios Art Tour  in August

New Members Reception  in September

Annual Members Juried Show in October

Holiday Faire  in November   -  WILL actually take place on November 6, 2021 !  email President Michael Sunzeri at  for information or a contract.

All jobs in Arts & Crafts have detailed job descriptions and binders

with examples and samples from past officers, Committee Chairs,

and Event Chairs.  The binders and boxes of materials are stored

in the Art Room.

The mission of the Villages Arts and Crafts Association:  

The aims of the Association shall be to encourage and foster the hands-on visual arts such as painting in all media, collage, ceramics, knitting and stitchery and other crafts and arts by classes, workshops, programs and free demonstrations for Villagers who reside in this community and to provide events and creative outlets, such as exhibits, festivals, open houses and special events for the display and possible sale of these fine arts and hand-made crafts.


October 16:  Jurying Panel for new vendors for Holiday Faire and for new items which need to be juried.

Art Room, 10 am - 12 noon. Michael Sunzeri, Jane Hink,  Barb Gottesman

October 25:  Brainstorming Meeting in the Art Room at 7:00 pm to find new ideas of how to move Arts & Crafts forward in 2022.  All are invited!

November 1:   Regular Monthly   MEMBERSHIP MEETING:  Monday, 1:45 pm - 3 pm in Cribari Conference Room.  Guest Artist:  Paul Gonzales, Pet Sculptor

November 6:  Holiday Faire, 10 am - 2 pm, in almost all the rooms of Cribari Center.  Volunteer for a small job by e mailing co-chair Michael Sunzeri at   Remeber than workers at Holiday

Faire get first choice of tables!  This week is the last chance to sign up for a table to sell your goods.


Programs:  Marcy Boyles

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Class Scheduler:  Barbara Gottesman

Historian:  Karin Bogliolo

FAVORITES from ART CHALLENGES 16, 17  and 18, by vote of members and Villagers:

Art Challenge 16:  Beaches and Mountains:  Terri Ford's pastel  BEACH GLOW

Art Challenge 17:  Travel and Vacation:  Ping Xia's oil PANAMA BEACH

Art Challenge 18:  Colors of Autumn:  Jane Hink's oil ROAD THROUGH AN AUTUMN FOREST