The mission of Cummer Beaches is to increase awareness, support and membership for the Cummer Museum from the Beaches communities.

Membership to Cummer Beaches is FREE. Cummer Beaches Members enjoy activities, such as:

  • Cummer Beaches Annual Gala
  • An art-focused book club
  • Falll Lecture Series at the Beaches Museum
  • Bus tours to the Cummer Museum
  • Lectures, luncheons, and Docent-led tours offered at the Cummer Museum

You must be a Cummer Museum Member to join Cummer Beaches



  • Heidi Cleaves Smith - President
  • Mary Kirk - Vice President/ Membership
  • Karen Rettner - Secretary
  • Ellen Berson, Ed. D
  • Judi Branch
  • Dr. Scott Brown
  • Nadine Sabatier
  • Gabriele Van Zon
  • Patricia Winters
  • Edward Cooper, Jr. - Immediate Past President


Lecture Series Sponsor: Diane DeMell Jacobsen, Ph.D.


Cummer Beaches Art Book Club

The Cummer Beaches Art Book Club (CBABC) is meeting every other month between September and May. 
All members of Cummer Beaches are welcome to participate;  there is no attendance fee.  
We select our readings in conjunction with current or upcoming exhibitions at the Cummer Museum.  
For additional information please contact: Gabriele Van Zon at 904-608-0906 or