Fish House Art Center-Working Artists’ Studios Located on the Manatee Pocket Waterfront of Florida’s Treasure Coast
The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware. The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy visiting this area and exploring the artist’s studios. Details are here.
Port Salerno Mosaic Studio
Fish House Art Center
Open Studios and Gallery Tour
Studios are Open on Fridays from 1:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday, November 7th
4745 SE Desoto Ave Stuart, Fl 34997
(located in Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno)
The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).
The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include , Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads . The Fish House is also home to where you can sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket. You can also take classes with some of our artists. Come for a class then dine at one of the five restaurants all within easy walking distance of The Art Center. Please visit the artist’s websites to inquire about the classes offered.
The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.
William Selesnick is a renowned artist, cinematographer, author and world traveler who studied under master artists in Paris. He has had studios in New York City, New Hope, PA, Key West and Woodstock, NY. Completing his Key West Series after a seven year residency on the island, Billy relocated his studio to Palm Beach, Florida and then to The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno. His eclectic art, including murals, oil paintings and pastels are displayed in homes, galleries and establishments around the world. His 40 years of work encompasses images inspired by journeys to Negril, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, France, Israel and Egypt. Selesnick’s output ranges from prestigious murals to commissions creating Trompe L’oeil Interiors. He also wrote and directed a number of successful documentaries that have been acquired by PBS. Wherever Billy has lived, his art has left an indelible mark on the community.
Elizabeth Esther Kelly
Weaving & Mixed Media Artist
Life long multi media artist Elizabeth Esther Kelly is weaving beautiful scarves and wraps on a four harness wooden loom, and the process is fascinating and fun to watch. Elizabeth views the art of weaving as the perfect metaphor to demonstrate the interconnectedness of life and the cultivation of compassion through artistic expression. Author, illustrator, designer, painting & textile restorer, Elizabeth’s passion for her work extends to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Tibetans: nomadic people of the Himalayan region whose lives fully integrated many art forms, among them weaving.
Elizabeth and her Corgi, Chrissie invite you to visit her studio/gallery, named ‘Gateway to Tibet’ and see her latest works. There you will also find her personal collection of Tibetan Sacred Arts, jewelry, incense and other items that support meditation. Feel free to email any questions re: schedule, prices & requests.
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Raida Disbrow- Havana Beads
Lampwork Glass Artist & Jewelry Designer
Raida Disbrow is a full time Lampwork (Glass) Artist, and owner of Havana Beads, LLC. She began lampworking in 2005 when she couldn’t find specific colors and designs for her artisan jewelry work. Lampworking is the process of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when completed are kiln annealed for strength and durability. Raida has a great love for nature and therefore frequently incorporates elements in her beads and Artisan Jewelry.
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Sally Eckman Roberts
Home Decor Illustration & Licensing
Sally Eckman Roberts is one of the most prolific and successful artist/designers working today in the creation and development of new products for the gift and home decor industries. Combining her knowledge of design and her talents as an illustrator, Sally creates beautifully detailed images depicting nature in a traditional manner with a contemporary feel. Using watercolor and pencil, and through her delicate blending of rich color, intricate patterns and distinctive borders, Sally’s designs reveal art and nature are one. While her inspiration comes from nature and natural objects, her look is current and trend driven.
Sally’s interest in art began as a child growing up in Indiana. After completing her BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio, Sally gained commercial experience as an illustrator and creative director in design and corporate marketing in Indianapolis. After having two children, and wanting to go out on her own, she created the licensing and marketing division of her own business, Painted Pears.
Lora Yakimov- Silk Life Studio
“Art and Creativity have been woven into my life from early childhood. My mother and I would make projects together that were of a practical nature but also fun and creative. This practical aspect continued as we raised four children and encouraged their interests. My art has most often involved fabric and fiber with clothing, quilting, weaving and the needle arts. Recently, I have turned to silk because of its variety of weaves and the rich colors of the dyes. I have been a teacher most of my life and I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for painting on silk with others.” Visit Silk Life Studio! Studio F
Suzanne Connors- Aya Fiber Studio
“I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture that makes you want to reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.”
The Aya Fiber Studio is a working fiber studio that produces hand dyed indigo shibori fabrics that are made into art-to-wear and home fashion items. The studio offers workshops in shibori, indigo and marbling techniques.
contact: Suzanne Connors 336-693-4606 firstname.lastname@example.org