Any time you see our doors open, come on up!  We're in our studios working and love to talk about art.

Resident Artists Lex Halakan, Joanne Taylor Brown, Deborah Webster, Rita Payne

Artspace began as a search for simple studio space.  On a small island, that's almost an impossible task. Deborah Webster found this fantastic studio loft one day while picking up her mail at the Anna Maria Post Office which is located directly below us.  We feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful space.


Resident Artists and Studio Associates




Resident artists, Deborah Webster and Lex Halakan maintain their studios at Artspace.                                  

During gallery hours they are available to talk with you about their work and happy to demonstrate their techniques.






Deborah Webster
is an award-winning
abstract artist living in
Anna Maria, FL.
Working with handmade papers,
glass beads, and oil on canvas,
she creates a joyful expression
of life at water's edge.



Lex Halakan

Living on the Gulf Coast of Florida, award-winning Lex Halakan has transformed his impressions of nature into an imaginative experience of oils. His painterly style incorporates distinctive brush strokes accompanied by a distinguishable blending of color.





Studio Associates share our space
 while working on special projects. They are instrumental in helping us
 with gallery installations, receptions, 
and often teach classes.

We love their energy!!!



 Karen Hasler is a collage artist creating
whimsical images of dogs and birds.
Her work will be featured in a solo show
later this year.  Karen helps us with
gallery installations and is
CHO at Artspace!
(Chief Happiness Officer)





Alexandra Lillis is an accomplished
artist whose work has been featured
in solo and group  exhibits.

A Ringling School of Art grad,
Alexi is our awesome instructor who
offers classes Wednesdays
and Fridays.



Bettina Sego is an award-winning abstract artist whose work can be seen at Artspace as well as in national and international galleries.  Bettina is instrumental in installing many of our gallery shows.  She teaches Mixed Media Madness on Thursdays.



 Atle Underthun
is an avid Plein Air painter who comes to us
via Norway.




Deborah Alexander, from Chicago, worked in our studio
several weeks while she initiated her business,


Moving In......


Here are some early pictures of us moving into the studio in February 2012.