Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery
We are closing soon for the season, and our last day will be May 14th, 2022. We will reopen October 4th 2022. Our online store will be closed, as well, during this time. We hope you have a great summer!
Prefer to shop from afar? Call our gallery during open hours, and arrange for a Whats App or Facebook Messenger video call to see our current inventory. You can purchase your art over the phone, and Quick Pack & Ship on Sanibel Island will take it from there.
The Art of Barbara Albin
Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery 2490
Library Way Sanibel, FL 33957
On display through May 14th,2022
Meet Barbara in person on April 7th 2022, from 5-7:30pm at our April Meet and Greet.
Hirdie Girdie Gallery welcomes contemporary water media artist Barbara Albin as April Guest Artist. Barbara’s art career began with the sale of her first two paintings at age 17. Since then, Barbara has been in over 300 juried and invitational shows, with numerous awards to her credit. She has been a public school art teacher, adult art instructor, art show juror, art lecturer, art book author, and workshop instructor. Her paintings are in many private and corporate collections. Barbara has been active in several art organizations in both her native Illinois and Florida, and has received recognition for her many contributions to the local art communities.
Barbara works in watercolor and acrylic, and describes herself as an imaginative and intuitive artist who internalizes the subject matter and then expresses it on paper or canvas with strokes of joyful color and lively movement and energy. Barbara says, “So many can paint the real world, but I like to paint the world we cannot see. Into each work of art, I pour out not only paint, but also the joy and love in my heart.”
Barbara will be available to discuss her inspiration and her painting process and techniques at a Meet the Artist event April 7th, 5-7 pm.
The Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery is a local artists’ cooperative located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. This means that all of our art has been created by the members of our cooperative or our guest artists, and all of our artists are local to Southwest Florida.You will find a real artist member as your sales consultant every time you visit our gallery. Better yet, attend our regular art receptions to meet several artists at once.
We have a variety of styles and media among our 2D and 3D artists. Our 2D art encompasses watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic paintings, colored pencil and fiber, as well as photography and art tiles. The styles range from realistic to impressionist to abstract. Our 3D artworks include pottery, sculpture, fused glass, fiber, woodcarving, wood turning, and jewelry.
Why should you visit The Hirdie Girdie Gallery?
The Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery has been a destination for art lovers for over 28 years. If you are looking for that special piece for your Florida home, or want a memento to bring home of your time spent in our beautiful tropical paradise, come in to explore.
Because of our robust sales, our art selection is always changing, fresh and inspiring. You’ll be amazed at the diverse work, unlike what you’ll find anywhere else.
We make shipping fast and easy, too!
- Just fill out a short form with your contact and address information,
- Quik Pak and Ship company will contact you for payment for the shipping invoice.
- Quik Pak and Ship will pick up your pieces from the gallery, usually the same day.
- Quik Pak and Ship will carefully pack your art ,and send it on its way with tracking information.
What could be easier?
We also have an online store.
Be sure to check out our online store, where you can shop on the go, or in the comfort of your own home.Shop Here
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.
All artwork sales are final.