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TSKW Raffle Raises $748.00 for Womankind

December, 17 2010

The Studios of Key West Raffle Raises $748.00 for Womankind Kim Romano, Executive Director of Womankind, expresses her happiness as Jay Scott, Executive Director of The Studios of Key West, presents her with a check. In September, TSKW welcomed Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls to the Armory stage to help celebrate Womenfest. A raffle [...]

TSKW Season Kick off Party with Val Wisecracker! Concert and Catalog Launch on Oct 17, 7 pm

October, 16 2009

October 17, 7 – 9 pm Join TSKW artists, supporters, board, and staff for a Saturday evening party to kick-off the season, coming up on October 17. We’ll launch our hot-off-the-press catalog and celebrate the bounty of cultural opportunities on the horizon. Then, TSKW Musician in Residence, Val Wisecracker takes the stage at the Historic [...]

TSKW Salutes Handyman in Residence Mike Ruetz

October, 16 2009

Late summer visitors to our campus may have noted improvements, one after the other, to the Armory and grounds. Fresh paint on the front porch and main hall, new doors on the Mango Tree House, pigeon barrier above the entrance, and a whole lot of small projects now complete. All have been made possible by [...]

Facilities Coordinator Says Stay Away! Armory to be Tented on October 9 and 10

September, 16 2009

Facilities Coordinator Lauren McAloon is preparing the Historic Armory for a major termite tenting operation, and is advising all studio artists, visitors, and neighborhood pets to stay away from the building from October 9 to 11. Local neighbors and business owners have been informed, and staff will be preparing for the tenting over the coming [...]

TSKW Catalog Launched!

October, 22 2009

Thanks to all the TSKW friends, instructors, artists, sponsors, and patrons who made the October 17 catalog launch a night to remember. Click below to see the full catalog online 2009-2010 Season Catalog Almost 200 people came to the Armory to help us toast and celebrate a new season. You can see an online version [...]

Announcing Kids and Teen Winners of Poetry Contest

May, 22 2014

The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. Merit awards, certificates, and prizes will be awarded, and participants with winning entries will be publicly recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at 3 pm at The Studios of Key [...]

TSKW is Hiring an Artistic Director!

September, 19 2012

POSITION AVAILABLE Artistic Director The Studios of Key West is a vibrant, multidisciplinary arts organization serving the community of Key West and artists from all around the world. Based in a historic Armory and surrounded by a small campus of studio buildings, The Studios presents a busy schedule of programs including workshops, exhibitions, performances and [...]

Weissberg and Swete Present Gala Concert to Benefit TSKW

January, 24 2011

Purchase a Ticket (Tickets can be picked up at the Armory prior to the performance on February 11, or will be available on the day of the show an hour before the concert) [add_to_cart=114] ______________________ On February 11 at 7 pm, the passion of Nuevo Tango and the soul of classical music will come alive [...]

Creativity Abounds in November at TSKW

November, 03 2009

November is filled with Creative Opportunities at The Studios of Key West Workshops, Exhibitions, and Professional Development for Artists are on the Horizon The Studios of Key West kicks off its Brown Bag Lunchtime Series, special professional development session for local artists, on Friday 6 November at noon. Intellectual property attorney, Susan Chaires, will present [...]

Visiting Portrait Artists Creating New Works at TSKW

November, 17 2009

Giving Thanks to the Portrait TSKW artists in residence, Freeman White and Adam Russell, have been painting and sketching all over the island. They arrived at the beginning of November, and the work they have done since features several familiar folks about town. Paintings and sketches will be on view next week at the Historic [...]

New Art for the Island’s Interior Spaces

November, 23 2009

Artist in Residence MOMO to create ten murals over one month The Studios of Key West will host New York-based artist, MOMO, during the month of December, and he will work with ten local residents to create a new mural for interior and domestic spaces all over the island. MOMO, who has conducted innovative conceptual [...]

TSKW Challenge Grant Progress

November, 24 2009

Thanks to a generous $85,000 Challenge Grant by an individual donor, every charitable contribution made to The Studios of Key West throughout the season will be matched dollar for dollar. Our goal is to raise an additional $85,000 and grow our local base of support as we deliver our most ambitious program year. Hundreds of [...]

Giving Thanks Through Music

November, 25 2009

Zack Seemiller and TSKW Help Fight Hunger The spirit of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin was alive and well at the Historic Armory last Friday, when Zack Seemiller took the stage to perform a tribute to one of his musical heroes. The audience was encouraged to bring canned goods, to help support the local food banks, and [...]

SOLD! Art Bikes Sell Like Hotcakes at Auction!

February, 28 2011

Hundreds of people came to The Studios of Key West on February 26 to celebrate the Key West Cruisers: Rolling on the Rock bicycle project. Over 43 bicycles created by local artists were auctioned and raffled off during TSKW’s signature fundraiser of the year. The crowds danced to music by Howard Livingston and the MM24 [...]

Calling all Florida Keys Military and War Veterans

December, 10 2009

The Studios of Key West Invites You to Participate in the Combat Paper Project Free Workshop in Creative Paper-making Friday 18 December from 10am to 4pm Historic Key West Armory, Southard & White Street Army field artillery soldier, Drew Cameron returned from serving in Iraq in 2003. Like many veterans, he had to find ways [...]

TSKW Studio Artist Letty Nowak Next Exhibition

December, 10 2009

  New Faces of Key West at ART612 Gallery The upstairs studios at the Historic Armory have been a productive place over the past few months. The latest creative output comes from painter Letty Nowak, and will be on view at a new gallery at 612 Fleming Street from December 11 to January 15. The [...]

It Came From TSKW Studio 12

December, 11 2009

Key West Burlesque Holiday Show Spectacular Starts December 9   Marky Pierson, resident artist at The Studios of Key West and well-known impresario of Key West Burlesque Theatre, invites you on a wonderful and magical sleigh ride this holiday season. Join the troupe on a whimsical journey, inspired by slightly twisted carols, and visit holiday [...]

The Studios of Key West Presents the 2010 Abstract Painting Seminar Show.

March, 15 2010

New Works by Students of Roberta Marks Local artist and critical thinker Roberta Marks has become a popular fixture in the 2010 season at The Studios of Key West. Her Abstract Painting Seminar students have been engaged in new creative learning at the Historic Armory since late January for this ten week seminar. The public [...]

Peter Mayer Returns to the Historic Armory

January, 04 2010

Guitarist and Songwriter Performs Live on January 15 Peter Mayer, the well loved lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, returns to The Studios of Key West for a solo show on January 15, 2010. Mayer will be performing original songs from a career that has produced more than 13 CDs and songs such [...]

Narrative Journalist Frank Owen to Present Workshop

January, 05 2010

Award Winning Narrative Journalist Frank Owen Will Present Workshop While In Residency at The Studios of Key West Before heading to St. Petersburg, Russia to start work on his next book about Cybercrime, critically acclaimed investigative reporter Frank Owen, author of “Clubland: The Fabulous Rise and Murderous Fall of Club Culture” and “No Speed Limit: [...]

TSKW offers Watercolor FUNdamentals with Karen Beauprie

January, 05 2010

The Studios of Key West offers a great experience to begin the year ahead…. Watercolor FUNdamentals with Karen Beauprie Make this your New Year’s Resolution “I will learn how to Watercolor in 2010!” Popular instructor and Florida Keys award winning artist, Karen Beauprie returns to The Studios of Key West in January for Watercolor FUNdamentals. [...]

Jack Becker, Leading Arts Advocate, Presents Free Lecture at The Studios of Key West

January, 09 2010

The The Studios of Key West announces a free lecture by Jack Becker, Executive Editor of Public Art Review, on Wednesday 20 January at noon. Becker visits the island as a Cultural Manager in Residence, and will present a one hour talk entitled, “Public Art in the Age of Obama.” His free presentation is open [...]

Windy City Artists Invade Southernmost Creative Community

January, 12 2010

TSKW Presents next exhibition, Chicago Artists Works on Paper, from January 14 to February 4 Thanks to The Studios of Key West’s innovative Cultural Manager Residency Program, the island will soon have the opportunity to view and acquire works by over a dozen prominent Chicago artists. The Historic Armory will host Chicago Artists Works on [...]

Historic Florida Keys Foundation Supports TSKW

January, 14 2010

One Non-profit Helping Another Historic Florida Keys Foundation has long been known as a guardian of heritage properties up and down the Keys. This season, they have also provided critical support for TSKW, helping sponsor our season of cultural and creative activities. They join hundreds of our local benefactors in a desire to see the [...]

Key West’s Arts Community Raises Funds For Haiti

January, 19 2010

Key West’s arts community rallied together, on very short notice, to raise money for Partners in Health, one of the primary organizations involved in earthquake relief in Haiti. Souls Not Lost: A Fundraiser for Survivors of the Haiti Quake was held on Sunday, Jan. 24, at The Studios of Key West, and raised over $25,000 [...]

Art Crawl is Back! TSKW Offering Day of Public Creativity on February 6

January, 29 2010

The Studios of Key West invites the community to bring ideas, art making supplies, friends, and family members to the Historic Armory at 10am on Saturday, February 6 for the annual Art Crawl event. Participation is free and begins with a continental breakfast and a chance to meet other creative people before hitting the streets [...]

Sculptor Susan Rodgers Installs Sun and Rain

February, 27 2010

Exhibition on View in the Armory Sculpture Garden The Studios of Key West is proud to announce the opening of the newest installation work by sculptor Susan Rodgers, “Sun and Rain,” a two-part environment now on view in the Armory garden at 600 White Street. The public is invited to meet the artist at an [...]

John Simon and C.C. Loveheart

February, 27 2010

The Studios of Key West’s new Cabaret Series continues on March 14 with an evening of comedy and song never before seen in Key West! Performers John Simon and C. C. Loveheart bring an updated version of their show, “Together Again for the First Time…Again,” and tickets are now available for $15 at the Armory [...]

TSKW Video Debuts at Patron Picnic on March 7

March, 10 2010

TSKW recently enlisted the help of local media company, to produce a short video telling the story of our organization.  Thanks to the good folks at Conch TV -  Gail, Craig, and Matthew – for helping us define the amazing community that is The Studios of Key West.   Click here to get Flash [...]

Carolyn Gorton Fuller: April Exhibition Honors “The Bottle Wall Lady”

April, 01 2011

Armory Main Hall Exhibition April 11-May 6 Reception and Community Gathering: April 21, 6-9 pm Sponsored by At Home in Key West Carolyn Gorton Fuller’s Legacy Exhibition at TSKW Reflects a Life Well Lived Carolyn Ann Gorton Fuller’s amazing legacy will be bottled up and brought to the The Studios of Key West, where an [...]

“Under Key West Skies” Cabaret Evening on April 10

March, 29 2010

Nancy 3. Hoffman and Vicky Rosenblatt Wrap Up The Studios of Key West’s New Cabaret Serie The Studios of Key West’s finishes out this season’s Cabaret Series in style when a charming duo of French-style chanteuses take to the Armory stage. Vicky Rosenblatt and Nancy 3. Hoffman will create an unforgettable cabaret evening filled with [...]

Saying A Lot Quietly Reception: Apr 1, 6 – 8 pm

March, 29 2010

The work of local artist, Michel Delgado, will be on view at The Studios of Key West from March 31 through April 13, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 1 from 6-8 pm. This new body of work was inspired by Delgado’s travels and the time he spent working in a Chicago studio last [...]

Invitation to Exhibit in Member Summer Salon

June, 22 2011

Seeking Artwork for 3rd Annual TSKW Members’ Summer Salon and Potluck Non-juried Showcase of New Work – On View July 7 – 26 Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-9 pm The TSKW Member Summer Salon is open to all TSKW members working in any medium, and current non-members are invited to join TSKW and be included [...]

Call for Artists and Writers- 2nd Floor Armory Studio Space Available

April, 13 2010

The Studios of Key West is inviting Monroe County artists and writers to apply for studio space on the second floor of the Historic Armory.  Currently, one studio space is available for $350 per month.  We will also be developing our wait list to be utilized for spaces that would become available in the next [...]

Lisa Starr and Barks Present Reading and Workshop

April, 12 2010

In Celebration of the Written Word, TSKW Offers Special Workshop, Public Reading, and “SCRIBE” evening The Studios of Key West is thrilled to welcome celebrated poets Lisa Starr and Coleman Barks in late April as TSKW Poets in Residence. While here, Starr and Barks will present a free public reading at the Armory on Monday, [...]

“Sensing the Poem” Workshop Offered at TSKW June 11-13

June, 02 2010

The Studios of Key West continues its program of creative opportunities at Armory this summer with a three-day workshop called “Sensing the Poem” from June 11-13.  Taught by Florida International University creative writing instructor Nick Vagnoni, the workshop is designed to help students explore and capture the sensory details make powerful, memorable poems. TSKW recently [...]

Meet New Studio Artist Veronika Bunk

June, 02 2010

It is with great pleasure that The Studios of Key West announces the selection of visual artist Veronika Bunk as the newest member of the studio artist community. Veronika was selected from nearly a dozen people who responded to our call for applicants in April. TSKW was honored to have so many talented artists apply [...]

Sept 8 – Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers Plays at the Armory

June, 02 2010

TSKW Partners with Womenfest to Create an Unforgettable Concert Event on Wednesday September 8 at 7 pm at the Armory Though Emily Saliers is known most for being one half of the folk-rock duo Indigo Girls – she stands alone as an incredible, independent artistic force. Among her many other talents, Emily is an author, [...]

June 18 – Famed Modern Dancers Offer Artist Talk at TSKW

June, 04 2010

Famed Modern Dancers Visit Key West for Dance Programs This month, two principal dancers of two of the world’s leading modern dance companies, Martha Graham Dance Company and Limón Dance Company, will visit Key West to share their talents and understanding of the world of modern dance with a series of classes, lectures and films. [...]

Images from June 17 Rick Worth Retrospective

June, 24 2010

Rick Worth Retrospective A Smashing Success! The monumental milestone exhibition “Rick Worth: Painting in Paradise: 25 Year Retrospective” curated by Martha Barnes, presented over 100 works by 80 lenders, along with mounds of archival materials showcasing the significance of the artistic and humanitarian contribution of one special smiling soul and island favorite- Rick Worth. On [...]

Honoring Those That Saved the Historic Armory

June, 25 2010

On June 21,  Historic Florida Keys Foundation and the Key West Historic Marker Tour partnered with TSKW for a special marker dedication and reception at the Armory.  Following the dedication, guests were treated to a presentation on the history of the Armory by historian Tom Hambright. This special marker that was placed  to honor the [...]

Coming Soon to TSKW…Key West Cruisers: Rolling on the Rock

July, 29 2010

Local Artists Create Amazing Rolling Art! During the summer and fall of 2010, twenty five brand-new Key West Cruisers will be painted by commissioned local artists as part of a special benefit for TSKW and local artists. Several artists have already signed on to the project, and the completed bikes are sure to be some [...]

The Studios of Key West announces a call to artists to submit proposals for exhibition within the TSKW Sculpture Garden during the upcoming 2010/2011 season.

July, 10 2010

Thank you for your interest in TSKW.  We welcome proposals for residencies, creative projects, workshops, exhibitions, and professional development opportunities. A TSKW Sculpture Garden Exhibit offers participating artists the opportunity to showcase original sculptural artwork in a small, unique garden environment adjacent to the Historic Armory; home of The Studios of Key West, in the [...]

A Welcome to New TSKW Studio Artists at “610 Studios”

August, 06 2010

TSKW would like to thank Tom Pope, owner of the property at 610 White Street, for helping us to create an opportunity for additional artists to be a part of the TSKW community.  Starting this month, several artists who applied and were accepted last May as studio artists will begin moving in to spaces at [...]

Images from One Night Stand 4

August, 10 2010

One Night Stand 4 Reception, Back-drop Creation, Rehearsals, and Performances Friday, August 6- Saturday, August 7 A big thanks to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors!

Two Powerful Exhibitions Ignite the Halls of the Armory

August, 30 2010

Sisters, Mothers, Lovers, Others – Women Visualizing Women is a show of contemporary works by woman artists on the subject of women opening September 7 at The Studios of Key West. The exhibition also kicks off WomenFest Key West’s line-up of events with a late afternoon reception, Tuesday, September 7, 3-5 p.m. in the Historic [...]

Two Exhibitions Launch the Fall Season at TSKW

September, 30 2010

Two Exhibitions Launch the Fall Season at The Studios of Key West The Studios of Key West will launch the fall exhibition season with two timely and delightful shows, on view at the Armory from October 11-29.  The community is invited to celebrate both with a public reception during Walk on White on Thursday, October [...]

Artists Selected for Pre-Holiday Artisan Fair on Nov 18

October, 14 2010

2010 ARTISAN FAIR AT TSKW The following list of twelve individuals are the fine craft artists whose work was selected from a pool of applications and will be included in this season’s annual TSKW Artisan Fair. The show & sale of the work will be the featured event at the monthly Walk on White community [...]

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Miami Herald Writes about TSKW Bike Project

October, 29 2010

Read the full story about Key West Cruisers: Rolling on the Rock at Peter Vey at work on his bike

Giving Thanks for the MARC House – Exhibition and Cabaret at TSKW

November, 02 2010

One MARC house client dreams of being a Motown star, one a fighter pilot, and another dreams of going on a date with Cindy Lauper.  Other clients of the organization dream of being firefighters, policemen and cowboys. MARC house clients have dream lives as unique and distinctive as their own personalities. “ReMARCable People – A [...]

Special Life Drawing Session Added Friday, Nov 19, 6-8 pm

November, 17 2010

Due to the enormous demand and satisfaction from last week’s Life Drawing Workshop — under the skillful hand and instruction from our TSKW Artist in Resident Sandro Kopp– TSKW has arranged to continue with another session while Sandro is in residence. An additional class will be offered THIS Friday, November 19 from 6- 8 pm. [...]

Win A Key West Residency – Robert Frost Poetry Contest

March, 13 2014

TSKW was honored to take over the prestigious literary tradition founded by the Heritage House Museum 20 years ago, and continues a long tradition of the contest, which honors Robert Frost and encourages the creation of new poetry and haiku. TSKW is accepting contest entries through our online submission portal through April 1, 2014. Winning [...]

Images from ArtCamp 2014

July, 15 2014

Thanks to a group of fine instructors, a handful of helpful volunteers, and a few dozen happy campers, ARTCamp 2014, a partnership between The Studios of Key West and Key West Art and Historical Society, was a fun-tastic success! Check out some of the kids and their creative projects below. With special thanks to Instruct [...]

Thank You for Your Support!

August, 08 2014

Please find ad specs and material requirements below. If you aren’t a sponsor, but would like to find out how to become one, please contact Executive Director Jed Dodds at, or 305-296-0458. Files should be emailed to If you would like to confirm your ad size or have other questions, please call 305-296-0458. [...]

TSKW Artists Featured on Key West Time

December, 30 2010

Showcasing the Fabulous Florida Keys and the Island lifestyle of the “American Caribbean” the mission of KEY WEST TIME starring Howard Livingston is to entertain and introduce Key West & the Florida Keys to viewers. Check out episode #7 below, where Howard comes to The Studios of Key West to interview Dick Moody and Fran [...]

Artist in Residence Mark Rumsey Creates Armory Installation

February, 20 2011

Cloud Key, 2011 Mark Rumsey was the February 2011 Artist-in-Residence at TSKW. During his residency Mark produced Cloud Key in the entryway of the Armory, the piece is constructed of folded vellum paper. Rumsey is a Michigan based installation artist working in prints, paper, cloth, space, and light. His has exhibited recently in Huntsville, TX; [...]

Solares Hill Article About Helen Whitney’s Forgiveness

March, 14 2011

Event: Forgiveness Part I Screening at Tropic Cinema Friday, March 18 5-6pm Reception 6-9 pm Screening Tickets are $25, include a champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception now on sale at ____________ Article Published in Solares Hill, Sunday, March 13 By Shirrel Rhoades When Helen Whitney came down to Key West to visit her friend [...]

AIR Alums Launch Exciting New Projects

March, 23 2011

We’re proud of the achievements of our Artist-in-Residence alums, and want to pass on the good news! Liz Murphy Thomas (AIR April 2011), Vivian Pratt (AIR Dec 2010), and Brad Erickson (AIR October 2010) recently wrote to us to let us know that creative projects they began while in Key West have yielded some very [...]

Ashe Street Capital Campaign to Expand Artist Residencies

April, 01 2011

Over the past few years, The Studios of Key West has given the gift of time and space to many artists by beginning to establish one of the premier residency programs in the country.  Now, thanks to the progress of the Ashe Street capital campaign and a generous gift of property by the Rodel Foundation, [...]

Bottlecap Fundraiser Raises $2042 for TSKW!

May, 27 2011

Thanks to everyone who made the TSKW Fundraiser at the Bottlecap on May 13 such a success!  Thanks to your support, and to generous tipping and bidding, $2042 was raised for our organization. Tyler Clay did a fantastic job of organizing the lively affair, and Small Chef at Large donated wonderful snacks that were enjoyed [...]

Tickets on Sale Now Denis Hyland’s “Triple Threat” Cabaret

April, 06 2011

Update 5/6/11 – Concert Sold Out Media Alert: Denis Hyland Heats Up the Armory with the Final Cabaret of the Season at TSKW Denis Hyland, renowned singer, actor and dancer, will heat up the Armory stage with a fantastic performance at The Studios of Key West on May 7 at 8 pm.  Denis Hyland: A [...]

Welcoming June Artist-in-Residence, Chapelle Letman

May, 27 2011

The Studios of Key West welcomes its next artist-in-residence, Chappelle Letman, who will spend the month of June living and working at TSKW’s Mango Tree House. Coming from Cleveland, Ohio, Letman is a master sculptor who has been blind for nearly 20 years. The public is invited to a free informal question-and-answer session with Letman [...]

Capital Campaign Met, $776,100 Raised for Residency Renovation!

June, 01 2011

The Studios of Key West would like to thank the generous donors who have contributed to the Ashe Street Capital Campaign.  Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of community support, $776,000 has been raised in less than half a year, and the dream of expanding the TSKW Residency program is now a reality. Beginning June 15, [...]

Accepting Applications for Studio Space – Deadline July 1

June, 07 2011

Media Alert: The Studios of Key West Now Accepting Applications for One Available Artist Studio Space at 610 Studios Click to print TSKW 2011 Studio Application The Studios of Key West has opened their studio artist selection process once again, and is inviting artists and writers working in Monroe County to submit an application for [...]

Calling for Sculpture Garden Proposals – Deadline Aug 15

June, 23 2011

The Studios of Key West is calling for sculpture garden proposals for the 2011-12 season. TSKW is looking for local and national artists who would like to showcase original artwork the unique garden environment adjacent to the historic Armory at 600 White Street. Proposals must be postmarked by August 15, and should be mailed or [...]

Follow our Progress on Ashe Street Renovations

June, 29 2011

Renovation Project Will Provide Live/Work Space For Visiting Artists The Studios of Key West has just broken ground on the renovation of the Ashe Street Cottages, properties located just behind the Armory at 607 and 609 Ashe Street. Earlier this year, a capital campaign was completed to fund the project, and thanks to its success, [...]

Writer Christy Strick Reflects on Her May Residency

August, 23 2011

Christy Strick, a writer from Charlottesville, Virginia, spent the month of May in residence at TSKW. Read her thoughts on her experienced below. Magic in the Mango Tree I arrived for my residency at The Studios of Key West bone-tired from a day of delayed flights, missed connections, and a four hour shuttle ride.  It [...]

Miami Herald Article on who i am and what i know

July, 28 2011

If you had a chance to take in TSKW’s recent Space 2 exhibition, who i am and what i know, you were able to get a glimpse of the lives of homeless youth traveling the country.   The exhibition of 17 framed photographs was taken by young men and women involved with Project Lighthouse, an outreach [...]

Incoming Artist-in-Residence Hilary Cline Tells Her Key West Story

August, 26 2011

After numerous years supporting artists and artists’ program at the Writers Guild Foundation, Maine Alliance for Arts Education and the youth media organization Spy Hop Productions, I rejoiced when I learned that I was accepted into TSKW’s Artist Residency program which would allow me a concentrated amount of time to focus on my own creative [...]

Spectacular Summer Concert Coming Our Way September 7

August, 20 2011

The Old Town New Folk series returns to The Studios of Key West on Wednesday, September 7 with a performance by Natalia Zukerman and Adrianne Gonzalez, two of the hottest young singer/songwriters on the scene today.  The 8 pm concert is part of the “Art is Song” tour, a music and art collaboration making its [...]

Announcing the 2011/12 Old Town New Folk Concert Series

September, 30 2011

Tickets to any and all Old Town New Folk concerts are now available at or by calling 295-7676. The Old Town New Folk Concert series is made possible by Key West Margaritaville, Blue Heaven and WLRN. See the full season (11 concerts) at a glance  here OTNF FULL SEASON Our 5th anniversary season will [...]

TSKW Studio Artists (and Friends) Kick Off 2012-13 Season!

September, 18 2012

Window Wonderlands & Fantasy Floats: Ann Lorraine and Fast Buck Freddie’s On view in Space 2 Sep 20 – Nov 11 Emerge: TSKW Studio Artists and Invitees On view in the Main Hall Sep 20 – Oct 11 Both exhibitions open Thu Sep 20, 6-9pm during Walk on White at The Armory. Performances 7pm. FREE! [...]

New Cabaret Season Announced

September, 30 2011

Tickets for all concerts now available at, 305-295-7676 and TSKW Program Office: M-F 10-4 PM, 305-296-0458, $20 in advance, $25 day of show Tables of 4 available at $100 Doors open at 7:15 pm. refreshments available. To see a larger version click here

Adam Maclay, AIR, Presents Talk & Headdress Exhibition

October, 01 2011

At the beginning of October, internationally known hair and makeup artist Adam Maclay arrived in Key West, bringing with him fifteen boxes containing art supplies, design materials, fabric, makeup, and a wide assortment of found objects. Maclay is TSKW’s first artist-in-residence of the new season, and in addition to plentiful supplies, he’s bringing fresh inspiration [...]

David Kaufelt, KW Literary Seminar founder, dies at 74

May, 13 2014

David A. Kaufelt, novelist and founder with his wife, Lynn, of the internationally acknowledged Key West Literary Seminar, died Friday night at age 74. The Kaufelts arrived in Key West in the 1970s. The Seminar was founded in 1983 out of their Sugarloaf Key home as a program operated by the Council for Florida Libraries. [...]

TSKW Residency and Studio Artists Featured at Art Basel

November, 30 2012

Submit to The Studios of Key West If you get the opportunity to visit Art Basel this year, we encourage you to check out the work of these artists associated with TSKW who are featured in this year’s fair… TSKW’s November 2012 residency artist Joseph Cavalieri On exhibit at the Red Dot Fair in Miami, [...]

Offer: Sign up for Art Basel Trip Before Oct 28 to Receive 10% Off!

October, 05 2011

To see full details and register online, click here.

Call to Artists – Booth Space Available for Dec 15 Artisan Fair

October, 28 2011

Thursday, December 15, 6-9 pm Local artists are invited to apply for a place at our annual pre-holiday Artisan Fair, to be held during the December 15 Walk on White. For buyers and collectors, it’s a perfect pre-Christmas way to discover that hand-made, crafts traditions are alive and well in the Keys! 14 spaces will [...]

Call to Artists – TSKW Members’ Winter Show

November, 01 2011

“Path to Paradise,” the Second Annual TSKW Members’ Winter Show, is an open invitation to all TSKW current and new members to exhibit theme related works from representational renderings to conceptual installations in any medium or discipline. This show, recognizing the Flagler Centennial Celebration, will open on Walk on White, January 19 from 6-9 p.m. [...]

‘Happy Effin’ Holidays!’ Reception Nov 17, 6-9 pm

November, 15 2011

Marrero Twists Christmas with ‘Happy Effin’ Holidays!’ at The Studios of Key West Opening Reception for the New Exhibition, Thursday, November 17, from 6-9 pm Forget the patter of reindeer paws this holiday season. Florida Keys photographer, Michael Marrero, tears open the shutters and throws up the sash with a twisted photo exhibit for a [...]

Worlds of Dreams: Perspectives from Three Cuban Exiles

November, 30 2010

Reception: January 4, 6-8 PM On View December 21-January 15 “Those who leave Cuba are afraid they will be forgotten.” So begins the 2008 documentary created by Key West resident Juan O’Farrill, which details the life and exile of Israel Kantor, a Cuban musician who reached the US through Mexico by defecting from his famous [...]

TSKW Offers $500 Raffle Prize for Service Industry Workers

December, 01 2011

As a way of saying thank you to the people who make our island run smoothly during the tourist season, TSKW is offering a raffle prize package worth $500 to one lucky service industry professional. From now through January, waiters, taxi drivers, chefs, bartenders, innkeepers, and concierges are invited to enter a free raffle contest [...]

Welcoming April Artists in Residence

March, 29 2012

Help us welcome our next batch of artists in residence for the month of April. You can meet all of them and learn about their work at the next free & informal On the Deck gathering on Wednesday, April 11 from 6-7 pm at 607 Ashe Street. Ann McLaughlin Writer, Chevy Chase, Maryland Bethesday Writer’s [...]

Give the Gift of TSKW Membership this Holiday!

December, 01 2011

A membership to The Studios not only tells your loved ones that you care, but is a wonderful way to support your local arts organization. Your gift recipient will receive a membership notification by mail (pictured above), and will immediately begin receiving benefits like discounts on workshop and classes and special invitations to events and [...]

Song of Passage

December, 01 2010

On view through mid-March – TSKW Sculpture Garden Lauren McAloon is a TSKW studio artist and staff member who has called Key West home for the past 20 years. She is recognized widely for her site-informed / site-specific installations and smaller scale sculptures continues her exploration of combining naturally produced sound and sculptural elements to [...]

Raffle Tickets Now On Sale – Amazing Art Prizes

December, 26 2012

The Studios of Key West is offering two special raffles this year – and two changes to win unique works of art by some of the island’s most sought after artists. Raffle tickets are now on sale at TSKW, 600 White Street. Tickets can be purchased The drawing will be held on April 18 at [...]

Noel Stookey and Josh White Jr in concert at TSKW Feb 11 & 12

December, 14 2011

The Studios of Key West is pleased to present two special concerts on February 11 and 12 at the Historic Armory, 600 White Street. On Saturday, February 11 at 8 pm Noel Paul Stookey of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary will be joined by songwriter Josh White Jr. for an intimate evening performance. On [...]

February News at TSKW

January, 16 2012

February News at The Studios of Key West Path to Paradise: TSKW Members’ Winter Show – Announcing the 2012 People’s Choice Award Winners plus the theme for the 2013 Members’ Winter Show… Story ____________ Michael Haykin, distinguished Artist in Residence has exhibition at Lucky Street Gallery through February 13. Reception with the Artist, February 2, [...]

TSKW Plein Air Painting Competition

January, 21 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012 This is a chance to show and sell your freshly created scenes of Key West. Compete for honors, ribbons and cash prizes ($150, $100, $50, plus 3 Honorable Mentions!). Work in any painting or drawing medium which you created outdoors that day on stamped canvases or paper will be accepted. Information [...]

The Key West Writes of Spring: A Writing Contest

April, 24 2014

All participants must register in advance.     The 2014 Writes of Spring Contest Timeline May 1, 11am – Participants may register with The Studios – a $25 fee applies to cover program costs applies. May 12, 5:30pm  – Kickoff ceremony for participants at The Studios. Writing prompt will be revealed. May 12-June 2 – [...]

TSKW Director Jay Scott Resigning June 1

February, 20 2012

A letter from Rosi Ware, TSKW Board Chair As we celebrate 5 fabulous years of The Studios of Key West, it is with regret that I announce that our Executive Director, Jay Scott, has decided to resign, effective June 1. Professional and personal circumstances will require him to spend an increasing amount of time in [...]

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Plein Air Contest

March, 31 2013

The participants in this year’s TSKW Plein Air Competition on Saturday, March 30 hit the ground running.  With 22 people registered by 10am, we had covered Old Town and beyond in artists creating new and unique works.  When everyone reconvened for a Sculpture Garden reception that afternoon, it was clear there was considerable talent at [...]

Images from the 5 Star Birthday Gala

February, 27 2012

Photos by Nick Doll The night was absolutely magical, and the food and setting were divine. Thanks to everyone who made TSKW’s 5 Star Birthday Gala and Artful Adornment Auction a smashing success. Special thanks to Claudia Miller, Julie Shreck and Erica Fuhrman, Simply You Weddings and Key West Hospitality, Key West Party Rentals and [...]

Solares Hill Review of Vienna in Paradise + Images

March, 17 2012

  Best Performance in 15 Years of Music Here – Solares Hill Review A very warm thank you to distinguished musicians Herbert Weissberg, flute; Heinz Medjimorec, piano; and Peter Siakala, violoncello, who created a truly memorable experience for those in attendance at the classical gala concert, Vienna in Paradise earlier this month. Thanks also to [...]

2012 Robert Frost International Poetry and Haiku Contest Winners

March, 31 2012

The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year’s contest. Hundreds of wonderful poems and haiku were received from the United States and many other countries. TSKW would like to thank Kathryn Kilgore, this year’s poetry judge, as well as Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat, this year’s haiku [...]

May Artists in Residence Share Their Talents With The Community

May, 01 2012

A new batch of artists in residence has just arrived at The Studios of Key West and will spend the month of May discovering and exploring the island. Upcoming opportunities for the public to meet and work with the artists include classes and workshops, and a literary reading. “The TSKW residency program was built upon [...]

Writes of Spring Contest Winners Announced

May, 08 2012

The final results of our 2012 Writes of Spring contest program were announced at The Studios on Monday, May 7. The judges were impressed by the quality of all the entries. The competition was tough. Thanks to all for their excellent work. First Prize Entry by Jessica Argyle – The story of a desperate woman [...]

TSKW Kicks Off a New Season Oct 18

October, 19 2012

Instruct: Works by TSKW Instructors on view in the Main Hall Oct 18 – Nov 9 Window Wonderlands & Fantasy Floats: Ann Lorraine and Fast Buck Freddie’s on view in Space 2 through Nov 9 Reception: Thursday, Oct 18, 6-9pm. Walk on White evening features new catalog release, open artist studios at the Armory and [...]

Farewell & Thank You to Jay Scott

June, 01 2012

It is with mixed emotions that we say “Farewell” to Jay, who has done so much for The Studios as Executive Director these past few years. He has been a pleasure to work with, always so positive, upbeat and with a “Can Do” attitude, he really made The Studios a vital part of the Key [...]

Hot Off the Press! Good News Regarding the Armory Lease!

June, 01 2012

Dear TSKW Friends & Supporters: I can not thank you enough for all the amazing support you have given us during the past couple of months, when we most needed it. Your public & personal messages of support and belief in what we are doing at the Studios really helped us through this trying time [...]

Accepting Applications for Studio Space – Deadline March 22

February, 27 2013

We have opened our studio artist selection process once again, and are inviting artists and writers working in Monroe County to submit an application for artist work space from now until March 22, 2013. There is currently one studio space available at our 610 White Street location. The rent for this studio is $350 per [...]

Key West High School AP Show in May – Images & Awards

May, 22 2012

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the  2012 Key West High School AP Show! The work of 15 talented local students was on view in the main hall in May, all part of Miss Shannon Perkins’ Advanced Placement art program at Key West High School. Work by the following students was shown: Lianna [...]

The Studios of Key West Appoints a New Director

July, 14 2012

The Studios of Key West is thrilled to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director – Jed Dodds from  Baltimore, Maryland. After an extensive search, TSKW received 75 applications from all across America as well as England and Italy. Rigorous vetting and preliminary interviews whittled the field to a short list of 5 very [...]

Welcoming a New Batch of Studio Artists

August, 01 2012

  For the past six years The Studios of Key West has been welcoming both aspiring and accomplished writers and artists who enter through our wide-open doors to work on developing their own individual gifts and honing their unique talents. The Studio Artist Program at TSKW was created to help foster that community by offering [...]

People’s Choice Awards – Members’ Summer Salon

August, 02 2013

Your votes determined the winners! Congratulations to the winners of the 6th Annual TSKW Member Summer Salon. 1st Place: Dahlia Woods’ Burgundy Vineyard (top left) 2nd Place: Jonathan Watson’s Midnight Light Delight (top right) Tied for 3rd Place: Alberto DeAndre’s The Studio (bottom left) & Andy Thurber’s Lauren (bottom right)  

Key West Citizen Article on the Petri Dish Project

July, 18 2012

  Article from the Key West Citizen: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 An island, defined by about 1,000 Petri dishes BY GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff Start with the humble Petri dish, the palm-sized, cylindrical covered plastic plate designed to nurture bacteria in research labs. Then add a personal touch, or perhaps several hundred of them, and [...]

Get to Know Our Artists in Residence!

September, 03 2012

  TSKW would like to congratulate all of the accepted 2012/13 residency artists! From 175 applications received, nearly 40 artists working in the literary, visual and performing arts have been selected and are scheduled to spend a month drawing inspiration from the colorful sights, fascinating people, and remarkable culture of the island. These gifted individuals [...]


April, 01 2013

The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year’s contest. Hundreds of wonderful poems and haiku were received from the United States and many other countries. TSKW would like to thank Shirrel Rhoades, this year’s poetry judge, as well as Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat, this year’s haiku [...]

July Spells Creative Fun for Kids at TSKW

August, 03 2012

Dozens of enthusiastic artists, ages 7 to 15, spent Monday and Tuesday mornings at The Studios of Key West to participate in Painting Boot Camp Kids.  The kids went home each week with an original work created under the direction of local, professional artist Rick Worth. Painting sailboats, a conch cottage, chickens, turtles and more, [...]

Images from July 19 Walk on White

August, 03 2012

  Images courtesy of Janet Hinkle

One Night Stand 5 – Recap and Images

July, 13 2012

  Scroll down for images. (Courtesy Michael Blades) Two sold out audiences packed The Studios of Key West last weekend for One Night Stand, the theatre project where dozens of creative people work together to create, rehearse, and perform brand new plays in just 24 hours. At 7 pm on Friday night, the cast and [...]

Call to Artists – 5th Annual Members’ Summer Salon June 20-July 12

May, 03 2013

Exhibition runs from June 20-July 12 in the Armory Main Hall. Exhibitors must complete the Exhibit Agreement-Summer Salon and submit it with their work(s) in advance of the show. This lively and vibrant show is a chance for The Studios of Key West to honor our members. Both new and current TSKW members are encouraged [...]

One Night Stand: A Look Back at the Past 4 Years

June, 22 2012

  What happens when so many talented people come together under one roof to create 4 brand new short plays? Here’s a look at a few images from past One Night Stands – but to really appreciate it, you have to see the fabulous energy, gorgeous backdrops, and wild creativity that emerges for yourself! Interested [...]

One Night Stand- Call to Actors, Artists, Playwrights & More!

June, 01 2012

  TSKW is doing it again! We’ve set Saturday, July 7 as the date for this year’s One Night Stand. TSKW will mount the popular theatre project that brings together over 50 of the island’s most talented actors, writers, directors, and artists and asks them to create 4 brand-new 10 minute plays… in only 24 [...]

Call for Work: June 13-29 Exhibition by Students of Rick Worth

May, 23 2012

  Are you a past or current student of Rick Worth’s Painting Boot Camp at TSKW? Do you have *an acrylic work or two (created in or out of class) that you would like to exhibit during the upcoming “Attention! TSKW Painting Boot Camp” show and sale of works at TSKW from June 16-29? The [...]

May 1 Update on the Armory Lease

May, 01 2012

  May 1, 2012 First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you. Over the past two weeks, TSKW’s friends and neighbors have shown a tremendous amount of care and support — writing letters to the media, contacting local politicians, and expressing concerns and hopes to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation themselves. It has indeed [...]

Images from April 12 Suzie dePoo Reception

April, 18 2012

  Watch a video about Suzie dePoo Images courtesy Maureen Tracy Venti

The Classic Romantic: Suzie dePoo

April, 11 2012

THE CLASSIC ROMANTIC: SUZIE DEPOO The Legacy of Agnes Helen Zuzek, 1920-2011 Reception: April 12, 6-8 PM Sponsored by Stones and Cardenas, Attorneys at Law Read a Letter from the Curator, Martha Barnes THE CLASSIC ROMANTIC: The Legacy of Agnes Helen Zuzek, 1920-2011 Suzie dePoo spent her lifetime – a decade shy of a century [...]

5th Birthday Bash Photos and Raffle Winners

March, 30 2012

The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who made the 5th Birthday Bash such a wonderful success. Hundreds of people came to show their support, tour the new Ashe Street Residency Cottages, enjoy the plein air painting competition, and find out who would win one of the wonderful prizes of the fabulous [...]

Images from March 15 Walk on White

March, 29 2012

  Images courtesy of Janet Hinkle

4th Annual Plein Air Painting Competition Results

March, 10 2012

  Amazing results from amazing artists- painters fresh to plein air as well as those who have mastered the craft – The Studios of Key West held the 4th Annual Plein Air Painting Competition during the 5th Birthday Party Bash on Saturday, March 3. Canvases and watercolor papers were stamped at 9 am and completed [...]

Solares Hill Interviews Herbert Weissberg in Advance of March 16 Classical Concert at The Studios of Key West

March, 07 2012

  Vienna in Paradise Concert: Friday, March 16, 7 pm $100 includes champagne reception following concert Tickets by phone 305-296-0458 or online Interview taken from Soundings section of Solares Hill, 2.26.12 ————————————- Coming to Key West for a concert on March 16 is Herbert Weissberg, former principal flutist of the Vienna Symphony, who will play [...]

Painting Bootcamp Caps Have Arrived!

February, 01 2012

NEW AT TSKW! PAINTING BOOTCAMP CAP Have you earned YOUR badge of honor? Available to purchase for all past and present PBC students. Each one personally painted and signed by Rick Worth. 100 % Cotton, Adjustable band $45 inclusive (Uncle Sam is covered!) Beloved island artist and PBC founding instructor, Rick Worth customizes each cap [...]

Key West Citizen Profiles July Residency Artists

July, 16 2013

Four new resident artists on the island The Studios’ program draws talent nationwide BY ALEX PRESS Citizen Staff Saturday, July 13, 2013 The Studios of Key West brings in talented artists, musicians and writers from across the nation with its residency program. The nonprofit is headquartered in the historic Armory, at 600 White St., which [...]

Reading Group and Writing Workshops Featured at TSKW

December, 27 2012

There is a special focus on the literary arts this winter at The Studios. Aspiring and accomplished writers can explore the joy of the written word with Write Your Heart Out, two-four week courses offered by Nancy Magnussen. The first series of the course runs from January 7-29 from 10am-12pm each Monday. The second series [...]

Make a Night of It!

January, 15 2013

One of the highlights of island life in Key West is strolling the streets, popping into galleries and shops to enjoy art and performance, and meeting friends old and new during Walk on White. Just to make sure you don’t miss a beat, we’ve compiled a list of what’s happening with our friends and neighbors [...]

January 17 Walk on White at TSKW

January, 15 2013

Artist Andreas Franke brings the underwater world to the surface with his exhibition, The Vandenberg Project: The Life Above Refined Below, on view from January 17-February 15 at The Studios of Key West. The public is invited to celebrate the exhibition and meet the artist during Walk on White on January 17 from 6-9pm. The [...]

A Warm Welcome to New Artistic Director, Erin Stover Sickmen

January, 16 2013

The day before Christmas Eve 2012, Erin Stover Sickmen moved to Key West to begin her new role as Artistic Director of The Studios of Key West. She is thrilled to be part of the TSKW team and the Key West community. Along for the adventure are her wife Carri (Associate Producer at 20K films—documentary [...]

Announcing People’s Choice Award Winners

January, 16 2013

Over 60 TSKW members submitted works for the third annual members’ winter show, Connect/Disconnect. TSKW’s member artists explored the theme through a variety of different disciplines, including visual art, poetry, and film, and submitted works which explore the ways they connect to the world, the spaces in between, and the ties that keep it [...]

And the Winners Are…. 2013 TSKW Raffle

April, 19 2013

Thanks to everyone who turned out to see the winners of TSKW’s 2013 raffle being drawn! And the winners are…. Conch Skateboard by Letty Nowak – Gayle Siropian Pirate Bicycle by Rick Worth – Betsy Dietz Blue Graffiti Bicycle by Garth Holtkamp – Alma Bell Karma Wagons by Marlene Koenig – Ron B. Fish Tricycle [...]

Welcoming Michael Marrero to the Studio Artist community

May, 02 2013

We’d like to welcome our newest studio artist, Michael Marrero, to 610 Studios. Please join us for the next Walk on White on Thursday, May 16 from 6-9 pm. Stop in, say hello, and welcome him to our community. Michael Marrero is a Cuban American artist whose entire life has been dedicated to the creative. [...]

Local Winners of Frost Children & Teen Poetry Contest Receive Awards

April, 14 2013

The Studios of Key West presents certificates to the winners of the 2013 Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. This year, over 150 entries were received from children and teenagers from the Keys and throughout the country. Top photo, from left: Elena Devers, TSKW Deputy Director, Donna Weinstock, Judge; R.J. Leto, Top Local’s [...]

2013 Writes of Spring Winners Announced

June, 25 2013

The final results of our 2013 Writes of Spring contest program were announced at The Studios on Monday, June 24. The judges were impressed by the quality of all the entries. The competition was tough. Thanks to all for their excellent work. Please click on the links below to read the winning entries. Special thanks [...]

2013 Mango Madness Prizewinners

July, 05 2013

The 2013 Mango Madness at TSKW was a hit! With festivities including a mango cooking contest, a mango fashion contest, and plenty of fabulous mango libations, the evening was a sweet celebration of one of the world’s yummiest fruits. Click here to learn about the 2014 Mango Madness Party on June 19! Jimmy Weekly and [...]

The Studios Seeks Office Manager

October, 17 2014

The Studios of Key West seeks an Office Manager to oversee the front desk and box office operations of a thriving contemporary art center offering workshops, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, performances and studio space for artists. The right person is detail oriented, efficient and computer-savvy, as well as outgoing and unflappable in a fast-paced, public-oriented work [...]

TSKW buys a bigger and better building to house their new vision

October, 31 2013

MEDIA ALERT The Studios of Key West Expand Impact in the Art World. TSKW buys a bigger and better building to house their new vision. Key West, FL -  Today, October 31, The Studios of Key West have become the new owners of the former Scottish Rite Masonic Center at 533 Eaton Street, Key West, [...]

2104 Writes of Spring Winners Announced

June, 25 2014

The final results of our 2014 Writes of Spring contest program were announced this week. The judges were impressed by the quality of all the entries. The competition was tough Special thanks to judges Kalo Clarke and Bill Grose. Also thanks to panelists Jessica Argyle, Jonathan Woods, Rosalind Brackenbury, and P.J. Royal, and moderator Mike [...]

Conch-A-Doodle Roosters are Ready for Bids!

November, 26 2013

With a nod to the iconic Robert Frost Cottage Rooster now housed at The Studios of Key West, TSKW has adopted our local resident birds as the starting point for a creative benefit endeavor. 50 local artists have invited to designed or embellished roosters that are being auctioned at Facebook from now through Mon, Dec [...]

William Bennett’s ‘Anchor to the Stars’ Installed in Sculpture Garden

December, 04 2013

“Anchor to the Stars” – Now on view in the TSKW Sculpture and Nature Garden 1986 William Bennett Laminated marble, soapstone, and steel on copper clad wood base “Anchor to the Stars” has traveled in space and time and accumulated meaning along the journey.  The material presence, and patterning stems from a trip to Italy [...]

Images from TSKW’s ‘Get Hammered’ Party

January, 15 2014

Oh what a night! Almost 700 people came out to celebrate with TSKW at their pre-construction fundraiser at 533 Eaton Street. A special thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and attendees who made this party such a smashing success! If you weren’t able to make it, but would like to make a donation, please visit [...]

One Race, The Human Race / Una Raza, La Raza Humana

January, 29 2014

Closing Reception: Thu, Mar 13, 4:30-8pm Well over 500 people crammed into the Armory for the February 20 Una Raza opening at Walk on White, and were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Manuel Mendive’s painted dancers (images below). If you missed it (or if you just want to see it again), check out the [...]

Artists & Roosters, A TSKW Fundraiser

March, 24 2014

Nearly fifty – artist-designed, 2′ x 2′ wooden roosters were auctioned off to benefit TSKW earlier this year. If you missed your chance to take home one of these beauties – never fear! We’ve saved a few of our favorites, and they’ll be raffled off on Thursday, March 27. You can pick up a few [...]

Mendive Performance at Una Raza Opening Feb 20

February, 26 2014

Well over 500 people crammed into the Armory for the February 20 Una Raza opening at Walk on White, and were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Manuel Mendive’s painted dancers (images below). If you missed it (or if you just want to see it again), check out the video by Wonderdog Productions. TSKW- Cuban [...]

Mar 28 Get-A-Date / Find-A-Mate Auction to Benefit TSKW

March, 21 2014

Queen Mother XXX Gassy Winds wants to know… What’s your fantasy date? Come Join the fun and find out at the Get-A-Date, Find-A-Mate Auction to benefit The Studios of Key West. 20 of the island’s most fabulous men and women will be ‘on the auction block’ on Friday, March 28 at AQUA nightclub, 711 Duval [...]

Call for Studio Artists!

October, 01 2014

Applications are being accepted for two or more studios at The Studios of Key West’s new home at 533 Eaton Street, opening January 2015. Our Studio Artists breathe life into The Studios 24/7, participate in monthly First Thursday Open Studios, and find themselves at the epicenter of Key West’s vibrant art scene. Studios range from [...]

March, 31 2014

Jeff Beal Raffle RAFFLE DRAWING 4-12-14 You could win this gorgeous vanity painted by Jeff Beal – Drawing April 12. Only 200 tickets sold. (Valued at $2500) About the artist: When Jeff Beal passed away in 2011, Key West lost an influential member of its artist community. Beal’s loose, colorful, inventive and irreverent transformations of [...]

Mango Madness at TSKW

April, 07 2014

The TSKW Members Summer Salon showcases the work artists have been busily creating over the past season, and with costume contest and a cooking contest, the Walk on White reception on June 19 is also a celebration off all things mango! This year, the exhibition carries a unique honor, as the exhibiting artists will be [...]

On The Porch – Songs and Readings, April 17, 7pm

April, 15 2014

 Songs and Readings – On The Porch at TSKW Contributed by Jessica Argyle. Begun as an experiment, The Studios Key West’s (TSKW)’s Readings on the Porch at 610 White Street, have become an important addition to the visual art displays at the armory. These outdoor readings have a casual drop-in quality and stem organically out [...]

2014 Robert Frost Poetry and Contest Winners Announced!

April, 24 2014

2014 Robert Frost Poetry and Haiku Contest Winners Announced The Studios of Key West would like to thank everyone who submitted entries to this year’s contest, as well as Rosalind Brackenbury, this year’s poetry judge, and Janelle Barrera and Francis Masat, this year’s haiku judges. (Please scroll to the bottom of the page for information [...]

June, 06 2014

Spectacular Summer Raffle – Prize package worth almost $1000! Only 100 tickets available! $20 per ticket. Buy a ticket! The Studios is making it easy for one lucky raffle winner to feel beautiful, get healthy AND get the chance to enjoy some of the best dining experiences offered in the Keys! Take a chance to win [...]

Accepting Applications for Studio Space – Deadline August 4

July, 03 2014

We have opened our studio artist selection process once again, and are inviting artists and writers working in Monroe County to submit an application for artist work space from now until August 4. Currently,  two  studio spaces are available at our 610 White Street location (two doors down from the Armory). These studios are $425 [...]

Now Taking Enrollments For Summer Kids Programs

May, 10 2013

The Studios of Key West offers Summer Programs for Kids To help children explore the artistic process and develop their creative potential, The Studios of Key West is offering summer arts programs.  Registrations are now being taken for Art is Cool with TSKW Instructors, Saturdays in June, 10am-noon, and Painting Boot Camp for Kids with [...]

Robert Frost International Poetry and Haiku Contest Book Now Available

November, 01 2013

The 2013 Robert Frost International Poetry & Haiku Contest by The Studios of Key West $3.99 Key West’s Heritage House Museum created the Robert Frost Poetry Festival and Contest in 1994, based on Frost’s visits to the cottage on its premises, now named after him. In 2010 the administration of the Robert Frost International Poetry [...]

Robert Frost International Poetry Contest for Children and Teens

March, 05 2014

Media Alert: Children and Teen Poetry Contest Deadline: March 21 Monroe county students are encouraged to submit poetry entries to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by March 17. Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 are encouraged to mail or drop their poems off at The Studios of Key West, 600 [...]

David Schofield Featured on March 8 Artist Studio Tours

March, 03 2014

Tickets: $25/$20 Mbrs Buy Tickets On Saturday, March 8 from 12-4pm, The Studios of Key West is offering the public a backstage pass to the works and homes of some of the island’s most sought after creatives. Guests can peek behind the scenes for a tour of colorful workspaces and homes of David Schofield, Anja [...]

Kids Week at TSKW

April, 08 2014

Adinkra Symbols Workshop with William Kwamena-Poh Frederick Douglass Center in Bahama Village On March 25, TSKW Artist in Residence William Kwamena-Poh works with students at the Frederick Douglass Center in Bahama Village. William discusses his own paintings, many of which depict scenes from his home country of Ghana, before leading the students through the process [...]

Memoria Day Weekend Holiday Hours

May, 24 2014

Holiday Hours: The Main Hall and Space 2 Galleries Saturday, May 24 10am-2pm Sunday, May 25 Closed Monday, May 26 Gallery open, 12-4pm

Poetry Awards Ceremony for Kids & Teens

April, 09 2013

  The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. Merit awards, certificates, and prizes will be awarded, and participants with winning entries will be publicly recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 24 at 3 pm at The Studios of [...]