Ocean Reef Art League

About Us

To develop the Art League as a strong, vibrant organization that is non-profit but adequately funded to accomplish all its goals. We work to promote active participation in our community to achieve focus on the arts as an important segment of the cultural community.

History... and today.
The Art League at Ocean Reef was founded in 1976 dedicated to the advancement of the cultural climate for creative arts in the Ocean Reef community. The Art League began in a small trailer on Barracuda Lane and evolved to the current building on Anchor Drive in 1986. The need to expand and renew the facility came about when membership grew to over 600 strong. The new building opened its doors to the Ocean Reef Community on November 3, 2008.

The Art League continues to promote a sense of community for Ocean Reef by offering a wide variety of classes, workshops, lectures, trips and art exhibits. We have offerings for those who have no previous art experience and for those who are working at an advanced level. Many of our members began their art experience in one day workshops and now take advanced level classes.

2023 - 2024 Board Of Directors


Thomas Mackell - President
Betsy Chinnici - Vice President
Linda Kaplan - Treasurer
Deborah Geller - Secretary
Karen DiMaura - Excursion Chairman
Belinda Nields - Class/Workshop Chairman
Jacquie Whitten - Show Chairman
Gail Noyes - Membership Chairman & Palette Society Chairman
Sherri Harris - Executive Director

Ocean Reef Art League Visionaries

Front Row: 
Lu Henry (3rd president), 
Marian Blacklidge (Founder and 1st President), 
Mary Whitlock (5th President), 

Back Row: 
Dolley Jospey (8th president), 
Dorothy Rouse (2nd President), 
Joanne O'Pray (6th president), 
Robert "Bob" Reeve (7th President).