Welcome to the Sebastian River Art Club
Located in the beautiful City of Sebastian, Florida
The Sebastian River Art Club is a 501(c)(3) organization with over 150 members of diverse mediums who exhibit their works at local venues and within our own gallery space here in the Art Center.
Members actively participate on committees, working towards the benefit of the Club and the community, in addition to enjoying the benefits of painting and learning with others during our classes and open studio painting.
Hours: Gallery every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.
New Class Schedule, additional classes added Monday through Saturday. See "Art Classes" Tab.
CLUBHOUSE & MAILING ADDRESS:
Sebastian River art Club
1245 Main Street
Sebastian, Florida 32958
Directions: from US Hwy 1 turn west onto Main Street, drive over the railroad tracks and the SRAC Art Center is on the right side at the end of the City Hall campus. There is an "Art Center" sign on the front of the building and on a monument sign out front.
FACEBOOK: Gallery, Sebastian River Art Club
President, Donna Ware
Vice President, Michele Loftus-Trzcinski
Treasurer, Kathy Gingras
Secretary, Judith Bairstow
Director, Christine Brogna
Director, Maureen Fitzpatrick
Director, Sheila Lougheed
Director, Suze Lavendar
Past President, Richard Gillmor
Art Around Town - Chair, Donna Ware, 757-999-0331
Bookstore, Donna Ware, 757-999-0331
City Hall. Richard Gillmor, 772-918-3148
North County Library. Pat Brannon, 772-766-9994
Sebastian Coffee, Tea, and Books, Donna Ware, 757-999-0331
Sebastian Chamber of Commerce, Jean Archibald, 321-725-1537
Art By The River - ***POSITION OPEN***
Art Center - Sheila Lougheed - 203-648-3138
Art Classes - Melanie Atkins, 772-913-9148
Art Review - Mary Rahmig - 772-388-2547
Calling Committee - Kathleen Richter - 321-574-1242
Historian ***POSITION OPEN***
Library (SRAC) - Christine Brogna, 603-793-0313
Mini Masterpieces - Suze Lavendar
Membership - Ardith Hale - 772-589-0366
Publicity - Michele Loftus-Trzcinski, 508-736-4429
Scholarships - Co-Chairs - Bertelle Brooking, 321-557-8075
Michelle Henry 772-581-9979
Sunshine - Jean Archibald - 321-725-1537
Volunteer Coordinator - Maureen Fitzpatrick - 772-664-1186
Website - Vicki Graham 307-631-6884
Celebrating our 85th Year
The Sebastian River Art Club was formed in 1937 by a group of local artists. The group had been very progressive since its inception, enriching the community and its residents with the beauty of its fine art, and contributing to cultural and civic projects and events. In 1972 part of the existing group formed what is now called the Sebastian River Art Club, duly recognized by the city of Sebastian. In 2010 the Club moved into our present-day facility, adding the Art Center to its list offered amenities. In 2016 the Club acquired its 501(c)3 non-profit status.
The Sebastian River Art Club currently serves the community and its members through education, exhibitions, social events, special programs, an art gallery and monthly meetings.
Rosalee Taylor Hume
Over the years the Club has donated its talents and treasure to the community in many ways, and continues to increase its philanthropy, a partial list of which can be found under the "Home" tab. The Club has grown many fine artists, with its most treasured being a founding member, Rosalee Taylor Hume, whose bronze sculpture of Paul Kroegel is positioned overlooking the Lagoon with his beloved pelicans perched at his feet. Kroegel was hired in the early 1900's as the first national widlife refuge manager, and had a special appreciation for the area's pelicans.
SRAC's largest fundraising effort is the Rosalee Taylor Hume Scholarship Fund, awarding two $1,000 scholarships each year in memory of Rosalee.
More information about Hume can be found in the SRAC Art Center.
Paul Kroegel bronze statue
by Rosalee Taylor Hume
You can join the Sebastian river Art Club any time of year, however if you join after August your membership will roll over into the next year. General membership is $35, and other membership levels are listed on the SRAC Membership Application. Visit the "Membership" tab of this website and read about all the features and benefits of becoming a member of the Sebastian River Art Club. An application can be found under that tab also, or stop by the Art Center and pick one up.
Board Meetings are held about a week before the Business Meetings.
Business meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month from September to May, 10:00 a.m. and usually last for 1 to 2 hours. Beverages are available.
Members are encouraged to bring canned goods to each meeting, which is later brought to the Ecumenical Council Food Pantry.
Committee meetings are scheduled year-round as needed, and are usually held in the Art Center.
Business Meeting Minutes are sent to members via e-mail each month, and posted on the bulletin board in the Club's kitchen for those without e-mail accounts.
The SRAC holds memberships in the following organizations
Cultural Council of Indian River County, http://www.cultural-council.org - Artists may click on the following link to find opportunities in the Call For Artists section: http://cultural-council.org/calls-to-artists-auditions-scholarships
Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce http://www.sebastianchamber.com/