4th Annual School District of Manatee County Exhibit

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

ArtCenter Manatee Welcomes the Work of Students from the School District of Manatee County, Grades K-12, All Media, Juried

Opening Reception
Wednesday April 26, 5-7pm

April 25 – May 19
All Galleries

What do you get when you challenge young artists in grades K-12 to express themselves creatively using paper, paint, markers, crayons, clay, copper and all sorts of other materials, and then bring it all together in the galleries of ArtCenter Manatee? You not only get an incredible art exhibit, you get a glimpse into our future, one where nothing is impossible and all our senses are engaged. Color, shape, dimension, mass, problem-solving, creative thinking, insightfulness and joy. These are some of the elements present. We are honored to host this fourth annual exhibit.

According to the National Arts in Education Association, learning to paint, create a website or design an energy-efficient home requires mastering skills which are often invisible to the naked eye, but are developed through a strong visual arts education. In Manatee County, we’re fortunate to have a Board of Education that has made a continued commitment to teaching the visual arts in its elementary, middle and high schools. By partnering with ArtCenter Manatee, that commitment is furthered by giving these young artists a ‘voice’ – three museum-quality galleries – where their work can be professionally displayed and where the artists can receive positive recognition by a wider audience.

ArtCenter Manatee offers the gallery space, marketing and expertise to help these budding artists get their due. The ArtCenter will also award scholarships to art classes to students whose work is judged (by an independent juror) to be among the best in each of three grade ranges.

For many students, it will be their first experience in preparing their work for display. And certainly for pricing their work with an eye to selling it. For most students, it will also be the first time they have ever been to an art gallery. The experience will show students the process of creating and preparing artwork for exhibit. The lessons they learn will stay with them throughout their lives.

The opening reception will be on Wednesday, April 26, from 5:00-7:00pm. Light, kid-appropriate snacks and beverages will be served. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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Kim Engles

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Making a permanent move in 2014 to Florida from her native Michigan she effectively “retired” as an college instructor in Interior Design and Architecture and closed her design business. The prospect of building a new design business here in Florida did not appeal to Kim but her love of teaching did. Combining 2 loves, she enrolled in Heartwood’s Yoga Teacher Training and now holds both 200YTT and Chair Yoga certifications with Yoga Alliance Registration and is currently enrolled at Heartwood to complete her 500YTT program.

Kim offers a calm and supportive atmosphere in her classes which include but are not limited to: Restorative Aroma Yoga; Yoga Foundations; Basic Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Chair Yoga. She encourages open communication with her students so they can receive the most benefit from their yoga experience. She offers the gift of healing touch and aromatherapy in her classes as well as inspirational quotes and poems.

Kim believes that yoga has been a blessing to her and teaches from a “pay it forward” mentality leading the yogis in her classes to find more balance, flexibility and peace in their lives both on and off the mat.

Classes with Kim Engles

Jennie Baas

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Jennie has been an instructor at the ArtCenter, teaching the traditional yet contemporary art of basket weaving.

In creating her baskets, Jennie Baas operates from the belief that the “items we use in everyday life should be beautiful, as well as functional.” Using reed, fibers, pine needles, pottery, beads, yarn, gourds and more, Jennie incorporates both natural and non-traditional materials in updated interpretations of the basket form.
As a weaver for more than 25 years and teacher for most of that time, she loves sharing this very practical and beautiful art with others. There’s nothing like watching a first-time student realize that they can weave!

Throughout history, the art and craft of basket making has been passed down from generation to generation, in small groups and one-on-one instruction. Jennie is honored to be part of this tradition, and looks forward to sharing the art with you!

Classes with Jennie Baas

Members Show

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Annual Members Show
An all media, juried exhibition

We’re delighted to share the work of our very talented members in this annual, all media juried exhibit.

Juror: Linda Lucas

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Lakewood Ranch Art Club

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Feb 28 – Mar 24
Opening Reception, Friday Mar 3, 5-7pm

Announcements & Awards: 6:00pm

Pick-Up, Saturday, March 25, 9:00-1:00

The Lakewood Ranch Art Club was formed in 2000 and is open to residents of Lakewood Ranch who are interested in painting. They paint mostly in watercolor. Today they are still going strong with approximately 40 members and hope to be painting together for many years to come. They are fortunate to be able to use the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall to hold their painting sessions where they meet twice weekly on Monday and Friday afternoons. During the season they have renowned teachers from the area hold occasional classes for our group.

International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) – FL

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International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) – FL
Kellogg Gallery

Feb 28 – Mar 24
Opening Reception, Friday Mar 3, 5-7pm

Announcements & Awards: 6:00pm

ISAP-FLORIDA was founded in 2006 by a group of acrylic painters located in the Tampa Bay area. The organization is a regional chapter of the International Society of Acrylic Painters headquartered in California. 

It is the goal of the ISAP-FL board to build the organization into a strong group of acrylic painters and to continue to provide yearly juried acrylic shows throughout the state. In addition, plans are underway to provide open online shows as well as signature status online shows to all of its members. Members may gain “Signature Status” by being accepted into two yearly juried shows and maintaining their yearly dues. Plans are being made to provide lectures, demos and workshops as an opportunity for its membership.

Pick-Up, Saturday, March 25, 9:00-1:00

Online Entry: Artist’s Choice Exhibition

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Exhibit: May 23-Jun 23
Searle Gallery

Online Entry: Until May 15, 5:00pm EDST
Notify: by May 18
Receiving: May 20, 9:00-1:00pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 25, 5:00-7:00pm

Pick up Jun 24, 9am – 1pm

Artist’s Choice is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Also showing will be Color Outside the Lines by Artists from the Village of the Arts and our 80th Anniversary Exhibit

Entry Fees: Entry fees support the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community. If you are not currently a member, an individual membership is available for $60 for one full year.

1 piece – members $20
2 pieces – members $30
3 pieces – members $35

1 piece – non-members $30
2 pieces – non-members $50
3 pieces – non-members $65

Diptych – members add $5, non-members add $10,
Triptych –  members add $15, non-members add $30

Exhibition Schedule and Requirements

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Annual Student Show

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All media, juried show
Juror: Kris Parins

Reid Hodges Gallery
Feb 28-Mar 24

Opening Reception Friday, March 3, 5:00 – 7:00pm

This all media annual shows highlights the work of our students, who are challenged to improve their skills and express their vision in our classes. While many of our students are professional artists, this exhibit speaks to their continued desire to learn and explore. ArtCenter Manatee is committed to providing our students the opportunity to display their work professionally and to a broader audience.

Pick up – Mar 25,  9:00 – 1:00pm

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2017-18 Exhibition Requirements

2017-18 ArtCenter Manatee Exhibition Schedule
Download PDF: 2017-2018 ACM Exhibition Schedule 

Originality:

  • Entries must be the original design of the artist completed in the last 3 years. (Sculptures completed in the last 5 years.) Class projects, of the artist’s own design, are acceptable.
  • Copies of someone else’s design are not acceptable. Source material must be original and not derived from any published or copyrighted images.
  • Only original work will be accepted; no reproductions (prints, giclees) except digital productions.
  • Work may be shown only once in an ACM open or member show.
  • Work may not be removed from the Artists’ Market to be shown in an exhibit.
  • Student Show – Only work done in a class or workshop at ArtCenter Manatee within the last year will be accepted to this show. One piece per instructor per medium.

Size:

  • Maximum size for paintings is 7’ x 7’.
  • Any entry weighing over 50 lbs will be accepted at the discretion of the receiving committee and the artist must be available to assist with placement of the piece the day the show is hung.

Framing:

  • You may use glass in framed pieces under 22 x 28
  • We require Plexiglas on all framed work over 22 x 28
  • Unframed canvas need to be museum wrapped with painted edges.
  • All photographs are to be framed under glass or Plexiglas or printed on museum wrapped canvas.
  • All framed pieces should be wired, with wire ends wrapped with tape.
    Wire should be securely attached to the back of the frame with screw eyes, one third down from the top of the frame.
  • Saw tooth hangers, fishing line or chains will not be accepted.
  • Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of all art.
  • Yellow copy of entry form should be taped to the wire on the back-right side of the artwork.
  • Mats, glass and Plexiglas need to be clean and free of scratches.
  • Any entry not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.

Fees:

  • The entry fees are non-refundable.

Fee Schedule:

  • One Piece: $20 members, $30 non-members.
  • Two Pieces: $30 members, $50 non-members.
  • Three Pieces: $35 members, $65 non-members
  • Diptych: $25 ArtCenter Manatee members, $40 non-members
  • Triptych: $35 ArtCenter Manatee members, $60 non-members
  • Diptych and Triptych must be in matching frames

Withdrawal:

  • No work accepted for an exhibition may be substituted or withdrawn during the exhibit.

Sales:

  • Artwork sold will remain in the galleries until the published pick up date. The artist will receive 65% of the sale price.

Pick Up Deadline:

  • All work must be picked up on the designated pick up date.
  • Any artist who leaves work at the ArtCenter longer than 7 days after the pick up date will be charged $5 per day per piece.

Statement of Responsibility:

  • The ArtCenter will do everything possible to protect the work of the artists. The artist needs to understand that the ArtCenter cannot be responsible for loss or damage.
  • All work will be hung at the discretion of the Exhibition Committee. ArtCenter Manatee reserves the right of final presentation.
  • The judge will be responsible for choosing art for the exhibit and the award winners. Artists will be notified by phone or email if their work is not accepted.

Open and Member Shows:

  • Maximum of three entries per person.

Awards:

  • There must be a minimum of five (5) pieces in any award category to receive a cash award.

American Watercolor Society 149th Traveling Exhibition

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January 24  – February 24

AWS American Watercolor Society
149th Traveling Exhibition, Kellogg Gallery

$5 admission, open to the public

Opening Reception Thursday January 26, 5-7pm
Reception is free

ArtCenter Manatee is honored to  present the 149th Annual Traveling Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Experience the world-class talent of 40 pre-eminent water media artists from around the world and enjoy this jewel in downtown Bradenton. ArtCenter Manatee is one of only six venues in the country and the only in Florida.

In conjunction with the AWS exhibit the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society’s Aqueous Show will be on display in the Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries beginning January 24.

Docent tours are available by reservation, $10 per person. Please call 941-746-2862 for availability and times.

An opening reception will be held January 26, 5-7pm in the galleries at ArtCenter Manatee with light hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments. Meet the artists, socialize and enjoy the ambiance!

The American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Show, selected from the 149th New York Exhibition, consists of forty paintings executed by artists from all around the world.

The American Watercolor Society boasts among its past and present members, Edwin Austin Abbey, Morris Graves, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Ted Dautzkey, John La Farge, Mario Cooper, Sir William Russell Flint, Chen Chi, Dong Kingman and Andrew Wyeth, to name a few.

 

 

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society

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Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous Show

Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries

All welcome, free to the public

Opening Reception Thursday January 26, 5-7pm

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, FSWS, was formed in 1983 to foster the advancement of and promote excellence in the art of watercolor painting. Their intent is to inform and educate through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations as to the best work currently being done in watercolor.

Aqueous Watercolor is defined as a painting executed with any water-soluble medium, including gouache, acrylic, ink, egg tempera or watercolor collage, on such surfaces as paper, silk or Yupo, matted, and framed under Plexiglas.

 

Wonders of the World Exhibit

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Show runs Dec 6, 2016 through Jan 20, 2017 in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges Galleries.

Opening Reception is Dec 8, 5:00-7:00pm and is free and open to the public. The reception features the Annual ArtFul Holidays Party & Sale

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Dylan Pierce: Legacy of Hope

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Dec 6, 2016 through Jan 20, 2017
Searle Gallery

Opening Reception is Dec 8, 5:00-7:00. The exhbit and reception are free and open to the public.

hr-token-of-honorThe evening of the open reception is also the Artful Holidays Party & Sale in the Artists’ Market.

Dylan Pierce is a very talented young artist whose watercolors will be on display at ArtCenter Manatee Dec 6, 2016 through Jan 20, 2017.

Dylan’s current work has come out of several trips to Africa which continues to remain the visual inspiration for many of his paintings. Experiencing the extraordinary beauty of Africa and its astonishing variety of wildlife has been something Dylan dreamed of as a boy, yet meeting the people of Africa deeply affected him. Their life situations can be difficult but with their unique sense of humor and communal joy they seem to triumph. Dylan’s watercolors have been published in a variety of prominent magazines including the cover story in The Art of Watercolor Magazine, Wildlife Art Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, and Museums and More Magazine.

While he is here, Dylan will conduct a 2-day workshop, Portraits in Watercolor. Space is almost taken so please reserve today!

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

ArtCenter Manatee presents our second annual fine arts festival held at Wares Creek in downtown Bradenton. This is a two-day juried outdoor festival.

FINE ARTS & CRAFTS . MUSIC. FOOD

February 25, 2017, 10-5pm and February 26, 2017, 10-4pm

Featuring regional and national award winning artists, artist demos, music, food vendors with seating, and much more. The Festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. No Admission and parking is free – all are welcome. The proceeds of the Festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s education and out reach programs.

 

Art of the Heart

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Nov 1 – Dec 2

Opening Reception Thursday Nov 3, 2016 5:00-7:00pm

Art of the Heart is an open, all media, juried exhibit on display in all three galleries of ArtCenter Manatee.

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Take a 3D Tour of ArtCenter Manatee

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Take a 3D tour of ArtCenter Manatee

Tour by Dieter Lau

Art of the Heart – Online Entry

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Art of the Heart is an open, all media, juried exhibit to be displayed in all three galleries of ArtCenter Manatee.

The name of the exhibit is a guideline not a hard and fast theme and all work is welcome that meets the exhibition requirements in terms of originality, size, weight and finishing. See requirements here.

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National League of American Pen Women

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National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)

October 4 – October 28

Kellogg Gallery
Opening Reception Oct 6, 5:00-7:00pm

The “Pen Women” are members of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW). Founded in 1897, it is the oldest multi-discipline arts organization for women in the United States.  The Mission of NLAPW is to “support and promote creative excellence and professional standards among women in the arts”.

Membership includes professional artists, as well as writers, poets, composers, choreographers and arrangers. Members are juried into the organization.

There are over 100 Branches of Pen Women across the country dedicated to serving our communities through the arts. The NLAPW headquarters is located in the Pen Arts Building, built in 1895, in the Dupont Historical District in Washington, DC.

This exhibit features work by our Art members from Manatee and Sarasota counties. The works are in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, ceramics and sculpture.

The art exhibit opening reception on October 6, 2016 will also feature book signings by the Letters members. For further information: www.sarasotapenwomen.com or www.nlapw.org

Pictured: Red Dawn by Madelaine Ginsberg

 

TESA, The Exhibiting Society of Artists

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TESA, The Exhibiting Society of Artists

October 4 – October 28

Searle Gallery
Opening Reception Oct 6, 5:00-7:00pm

The Exhibiting Society of Artists (TESA) is a professional artists association located in the Tampa Bay area. TESA is a vibrant community of professional artists founded over 15 years ago. We are committed to promoting the arts, to professionalism and to the pursuit of artistic excellence. Many of our artists have been recognized nationally and are part of a varied exhibition agenda. Our first showing at ArtCenter Manatee promises to be fresh, new, and exciting, featuring a diverse collection of works. TESA maintains a web site where information about each artist can be viewed: http://arttesa.org/

Pictured: Dances With Waves by Kris Gregg

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Juror Statement:

The artists who submitted work for this exhibition demonstrated a great diversity of talent in a variety of media. It was good seeing such interesting approaches in pastel and watercolor. Photography entries were also strong. It was a challenge to narrow the field of recognition to only seven artists.

Capturing the complexity of moving water affected by tides, currents and wind is difficult. Realizing the split second nuances of water reflecting light and providing the understanding of it’s color and depth adds another challenge. Managing this successfully with an opaque medium is all the more an achievement. For these reasons the first prize was awarded to this work.

Watercolor is another difficult medium. Balancing the layers of washes and pigment while asserting the role of the paper in the process of creating an interesting composition with line and color identified another winner.

Being successful with night photography that includes land, water and objects necessitates particular talents for understanding light and atmospheric conditions among many other issues. The profound silence and tranquility of this work called for an award.

The works chosen for honorable mention each manifest an effort by each respective artist to push their limits in experimenting with process and their chosen materials.

I appreciate the opportunity to judge this exhibition.

Mark Ormond

 

 

 

2016 Giving Challenge Form

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Be The One to make a difference in the life of our community.

Every donation will be matched up to $100 by The Patterson Foundation.

We believe each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. In September, you can be the one to make a difference by supporting ArtCenter Manatee during the 2016 Giving Challenge.

Visit The Giving Challenge on Tuesday, September 20 at noon through Wednesday, September 21 at noon to donate. You can also call us and we will take your information and enter it for you on Sep 20, or you may fill out the secure form and submit to us.

If you donated last year (2:1 match) …

your $25 donation = $50, or your $100 donation = $200

 

If you did not donate last year (3:1 match) …

your $25 donation = $75, or your $100 donation = $300

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The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

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