Celebrating 73 Years of Fine Art and Friendship

Message from President Lee Asta

Dear fellow OAG members,

I can’t believe our last meeting till the Fall is coming up in a few days. Where did the time go? While members meetings will be suspended till September, we will manage to get together in June with a wonderful luncheon at Milano’s Italian Restaurant where our art is shown and sold… and then a trip or two in July and /or August that will be interesting and educational to say the least. I’d like to thank everyone who took part in our various venues with their Wonderful art and their volunteering. It truly was an amazing year for OAG- because of your support and involvement!!

If you haven’t gotten to the Leesburg Center for our Art Show, you have another month to see it. It’s a phenomenal show! Check the website for details.

Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 our ARTISTS’ BOOK CLUB will meet once again to discuss the book: “Madonna’s of Leningrad” with Peggy Dates’s as our Hostess. Check details on the WEBSITE. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND IF INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT!!

May 11th, our Theatre Group is heading to the last Ocala Civic Theatre show for our group “Margaritaville”. Check the website for details about our art show there the weekend before and the reception. Do try and DROP IN to support our group by showing their work there!

Watch for an Individual email inviting you to join our Theatre group for next year’s season of three plays! We had a group of 10 this past year and had a lot of fun. We not only saw some nice plays, but enjoyed a delicious dinner later at Mesa De Notte where our art is shown and sold!

Of course, DO NOT MISS OUR LAST MEMBERS MEETING FOR THE YEAR AT OUR NEW HOME: CHELSEA ART CENTER! May 13th from 11- 1:00 with a great DEMO once again. BRING SOME COKIES FOR A TREAT! Plan on going out AFTER for a quick lunch at a local restaurant nearby!!!

This Meeting is very important for several reasons: First, members will learn about a somewhat NEW Slate of Officers and get to VOTE to approve it: Second, we MAY HAVE more exciting venues to share with you; and the DEMO is sure to be interesting!

As this year winds down, be sure to send in your dues to our new Membership CHAIR, Arlene Welles. IF you see something that interests you on our WEBSITE, be sure to VOLUNTEER TO HELP so that you can enjoy new friendships with fun and hardworking people! Bring your ideas to the meeting and let us hear what you have to share!!!

Sincerely, Your President, Leona (Lee) Asta


Events List, looking ahead!
Look on the Meetings and Calendar pages for more information.

Lots going on!

Let Sue Fink know if you will be attending the lunch.
If you signed up to go, and now cannot attend, let Sue know that too!

Above are some of the art pieces that were created for the Margaritaville Show at the Ocala Civic Theatre. How fun are these!

Please visit these locations to view artwork by OAG members. Tell your family and friends!

See the Calendar page for more information.

Meetings & Programs

May 13, 2024
Members Meeting and Demonstration (Mike Pintar, Abstract Painting)
11am at Chelsea Art Center

Book Club Meetings, 11am at the Chelsea Art Center. Click here to see the 2024 schedule.

Art-Ventures & Outings

June 12, 2024
Lunch at Milano Italian Grille, noon

Exhibits &
Art Circuit

Mesa de Notte
2436 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala

Milano Italian Grille
5400 SW College Rd. Ocala

White’s Furniture
13970 US Hwy 441

World Equestrian Center
Arena 2
1750 NW 80th Avenue

The Ocala Art Group was established in Ocala in 1950, making our organization the oldest of its kind in Central Florida. The artists have come and gone through the years, but the quality of the work and the enthusiasm of our members ensure that the arts remain alive and healthy, no matter the economic climate.

The Ocala Art Group is a not-for-profit educational corporation and our membership is open to all who share an interest in developing and promoting fine art. We provide programs, demonstrations and workshops that appeal to every art enthusiast, and we sponsor at least four art shows a year with all member participation.



    * indicates required