Artful Holidays

Save the Dates! Nov 9, 5:00-7:00 and Nov 10 & 11, 9:00-5:00

Save 10% in the Artists’ Market!
Complimentary Beer, wine and lite appetizers. Live music!

ArtCenter Manatee Artful Holidays

Mollie Doctrow: Carving A Path

Dec 12-Jan 5, Searle Gallery
Opening Reception Dec 14, 5:00-7:00pm

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Slogging through swamps, wading through weeds and getting off the beaten path, Doctrow sketches native habitats and makes environmental woodcuts. These printed woodcuts are portraits of plants and plant communities, some endemic, rare and endangered.

About the Art

This art reflects Doctrow’s captivation with swampy jungles, exotic plants and diverse habitats. A dominant theme is the drama of the moment, a personal interaction with a particular place.

Through this artwork I connect to the natural world and hope to bring attention to these fragile environments.

Her recent work has focused on Central and South Florida, Big Cypress and the Everglades. The work is influenced by the Western landscape art tradition, representing natural forms accurately and expressively, as well as Oriental art. Working mostly in black and white, Doctrow explores complex forms and aims to simplify composition. Her artistic goal is to achieve a balance between black and white areas, carved and uncarved areas of the woodcut block, positive and negative.

She begins with field sketches of natural places, transfers them to woodblocks and then completes the final image with carving. “The carving demands spontaneity, letting go, and following the movement or feeling for the form.” The carved marks become visual shorthand – a way of simplifying complex images, expressing rhythm, texture, form and space.

The carved blocks are printed with water-based ink on Japanese kozo paper, each print hand-pulled in the artist’s studio using an etching press.

MollieDoctrow-photo by Dustin AngellAbout the Artist

Doctrow is Curator Emerita at South Florida State College Museum of Florida Art & Culture in Avon Park, Florida. Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and she has lectured widely and conducts workshops on woodcut art. Doctrow has held art residencies at Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park and Archbold Biological Station. These residencies provided access to remote and pristine areas in Florida, inspiring much of her recent work.

Port Side with Laura Waller

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Oct 3 – Nov 3
Kellogg Gallery

Opening Reception Oct 5, 5:00-7:00

Free & Open to the Public

As a full-time artist, Laura Waller works out of her two studios in Maine and Florida. Her Working Waterfront: Port Tampa Bay paintings were featured in a winter 2015 solo exhibition at the Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL. Her Working Waterfront: New Work paintings were featured in a summer 2016 solo exhibition at Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME. New paintings from the Port Side series were featured in a solo exhibition open from January 27, 2017 to March 11, 2017 at Clayton Galleries in Tampa, FL

Waller was awarded the Arts Council of Hillsborough County 2016 Individual Artist Grant in 2016. Her paintings are collected by individuals and corporations nationwide

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Laura Waller received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Newcomb College and Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Concurrent with studies in sociology, psychology and social work, she developed a passion for art and art history.

Live Artfully

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October 3 – November 3, 2017

Opening Reception Thursday, October 5, 5:00-7:00pm

Pictured: Radio Days  by John Bayalis

Pick up Date 11/4, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Live Artfully is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Prizes awarded.

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Southern Watercolor Society 41st Annual Exhibit

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41st Annual Exhibit 2018

All Galleries

May 15- Jun 22

Free demo by world renown watercolorist John Salminen, Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 3:00. Free Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 5:00-7:00

 

Mitchell Dean - Rowena & Pretty BabyThe diverse styles representing each artists unique vision, along with the high technical quality of each piece, makes the 41st Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society a must see show. From a field of over 200 watercolor paintings representing artists from 19 southern states, the juror, John Salminen, an internationally recognized urban landscape painter, selected 94 paintings for inclusion in the exhibit.

The artists and their work present a compelling story of life, from portraits to street scenes and landscapes to abstracts. The body of work is impressive.

Founded in 1975, the Southern Watercolor Society, a nonprofit corporation, formed to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important creative and permanent painting medium. They are dedicated to the highest aesthetic standards.
Left: Rowena & Pretty Baby by Dean Mitchell, Best Of Show Winner.

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Celebrating 80 Years!

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Bright & Bold Online Entry

Bright & Bold Open Juried Exhibition

Exhibit: April 17 – May 11, Kellogg Gallery

Online Entry: Closes April 10, @ 4:00pm EDST
Notify: by April 12, 5:00pm EDST

In-Person Receiving: April 14, 18, 9:00-1:00

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 18, 5:00-7:00pm
Free – All Welcome

Pick-up: May 12

Bright & Bold is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces. The all media work will be displayed in the Kellogg Gallery. All artists welcome. Please see the exhibition requirements

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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Color Your World

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Kellogg & Reid Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Postponed until Sep 14 due to weather – stay safe and dry, then join us on
Thursday, Sep 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Free – All Welcome

Pick up Sep 30, 9am – 1pm

Color Your World is an open, all media, juried exhibit. The all media work will be displayed in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges  galleries. The Instructor’s exhibit will be in the Searle  Gallery.

Juror: Patricia Turner
Mixing powdered dyes to paint on papers and silks, Patricia Anderson Turner creates unique art that addresses issues of social, cultural, and political gravity. Turner’s work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally; her awards include a First Place for Contemporary Silk Art at the Verona Museum of Modern Art in Italy. Major museums and universities have purchased her work for their permanent collections. Her art has been featured in numerous publications to include a reference book on art and human rights introduced by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. This year, Turner’s work is in prestigious national social and political commentary art exhibits in Washington, D.C., Tennessee, St Louis, St Charles, MO, and Denver. Her installation, “Flight”, will be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Tallahassee the spring and summer of 2018.

Online Entry: Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna

Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna Open Exhibition

Exhibit: Jun 27- Jul 28
All Galleries

Online Entry: Until Jun 19, 5:00pm EDST
Notify: by Jun 22
Receiving: Jun 24, 9:00-1:00pm

Opening Reception:
Thursday, Jun 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Pick up Jul 29, 9am – 1pm

Our annual favorite! Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna is an open, all media, juried exhibit. The all media work will be displayed in all three galleries. Theme is a suggestion only. All artists

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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Celebrating 80 Years

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Used But Useful

ArtCenter Manatee accepts items for donation for use in our children’s summer camp programs and for resale in our Used But Useful annual sale. All proceeds from the sale of  items will benefit the Education Programs of ArtCenter Manatee. Items must be paid for and picked up at the ArtCenter – no deliveries or shipping. Sales tax will be added to each order. Used But Useful items are sold as is and all sales are final with a NO RETURN policy. Please call Christina to make an appointment for donation drop off at 941-746-2862.

 

 

 

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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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.

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.

 

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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Pottery Studio Rules

Pottery Studio Rules

  • There is a designated area for clay for students who are in a class. Name, date and instructor must be written in marker on clay package. This is mandatory.
  • While in wheel classes, long hair must be tied back & dangling jewelry removed. No open toe shoes are permitted in Raku class.
  • Door leading to deck must be closed at all times.
  • Please know you leave your clay at your own risk. This is a public studio and ACM is not responsible for missing clay.
  • Shelves are exclusively provided for “work in progress” only. No personal storage on shelves please.
  • After the class session, any clay left over is to be taken home by the student or it will be removed for recycling. Open Studio participants must take clay home with them.
  • All tools, sponges, brushes, containers, etc. are to be washed and put back in designated places. This also applies for the plastic, newspapers, glazes and boards.  Keep countertops free from clutter.
  • If you intend to take work in progress home you will need to bring in your own board for transport. Boards are not to leave the premises.
  • Bisque and glazed pieces have to be picked up within 30 days of firing. After that, work will become the property of ACM.
  • The tables on the deck are not for pottery drying or as a studio workspace.
  • Please no sanding on deck & in studio. Sanding is done in raku area.
  • Please check with the instructor before adding water to glazes.
  • Be considerate of others sharing the studio and clean up after yourself. This includes tables, glazing area, lids on glaze buckets and wheels.
  • You must sign in for open studio. You have one week of open studio time after a class ends to complete your project without a fee.
  • As of January 1, 2017 only Phoenix clay provided by ACM will be permitted.
  • Please be considerate of your fellow students. This is a creative space.

Thank You and Have Fun!

Something to Talk About Online Entry

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Something to Talk About Online Entry

Online Entry Aug 1-Aug 18, 5 pm EDST
In-person Aug 27, 9am – 1pm
Pick up Oct 1, 9am – 1pm

Juror: TBA
Prizes Awarded

Something To Talk About is an open, all media, juried 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, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
Diptych –members add $5, non-members add $10”
Triptych –members add $15, non-members add $30

Click Here for Exhibition Schedule & Requirements

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Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry Open Studio

The jewelry studio is available for use by members of ArtCenter Manatee and FSG who have successfully completed a beginning jewelry class at ArtCenter Manatee. The open studio fee is $20 per half day (3 hours) for ArtCenter Members and $10 per half day (3 hours) for FSG members. Jewelry open studio is scheduled monthly with a studio monitor. Open studio requires pre-registration and payment – Space will not be held without payment.

Times are subject to change. Studio space is limited – Please register at least 24 hours prior to your desired Open Studio time by calling 941-746-2862 or stopping by the front desk at the ArtCenter.

Fees:

ACM members:
Half day – $20.00 per person for 3 hours
Full day – $40.00 per person for 6 hours

FSG members:
Half day – $10.00 per person for 3 hours
Full day – $20.00 per person for 6 hours

Dates:

July 09
10:00 – 1:00
 & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
July 13
10:00 – 1:00 & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
July 21
10:00 – 1:00 & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
July 23
10:00 – 1:00 & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
July 30
10:00 – 1:00 & 1:00 – 4:00 pm
2 person minimum registered one day prior to the scheduled date for there to be open studio.

Pottery Open Studio

The Pottery Studio is available for use during regular business hours by ArtCenter Manatee members who have completed one ceramics class at ArtCenter Manatee in the past two years. Open studio is available only when classes are not in session. There is a fee for use of Open Studio if you are not in a ceramics class. Each session is up to 3 hours. A full day is up to 6 hours. If you are currently enrolled in a ceramics class you have a one week grace period after your last class date. You must sign in and out at the front desk at all times. If you do not sign in/out, it will be considered an all day open studio. You must provide your own materials. Clay may be purchased for $35 per 25 lbs. Price includes glazes and firing.

  • Single Open Studio: $9 for one, 3-hour session
  • 6-pack Open Studio: $42 for six, 3-hour sessions
  • 12-pack Open Studio: $72 for twelve, 3-hour sessions

July Open Pottery Studio

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