The Ormond Beach Art Guild will have roughly 40 paintings on display in October as an exhibition at The Casements.
BY MATT MENCARINI | STAFF WRITER
The Casements will be displaying an exhibition of artwork from the Ormond Beach Art Guild throughout October.
Each person in the 26-member guild could submit up to two of their best pieces of art. There will be roughly 40 pieces on display, including acrylic, watercolor, pastel and oil paintings.
The members of the guild come from as varied backgrounds as their works. The members, who are mostly retired, are former doctors, bankers, nurses and accountants.
One of the guild’s founding members, Skip Peirce-Eby, will have some of her work on display at the exhibit.
The guild was established in 1983 as a gathering place for artists to improve their craft.
“The purpose of the group is for people who are interested in art to get together and socialize with each other while they are paint and experience art together,” guild member Glenda Donoghue said.
The guild meets every Tuesday, with the exception of Election Day, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, and is open to artists of all skill levels.
“It runs the spectrum,” Donoghue said. “And we do like to encourage artists, who may not be beginners, but who just haven't had a chance to develop because they started late in life. They have basic skills and can develop them with the guild.”