Exhibition Proposals

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Kellogg Gallery

ArtCenter Manatee Exhibition Proposals

ArtCenter Manatee accepts curatorial proposals or proposals from emerging or established artists to have work included in an exhibition. They may be local, national or international. The exhibition goal is to facilitate the dialogue of artists and curators with diverse perspectives that will engage, educate and enhance our visitor’s experience.

Searle Gallery

Searle Gallery 1aArtCenter Manatee offers three galleries, the largest of which is 19’ x 58’. While there no restrictions of media or style, our exhibition requirements must be followed.

All proposals will be reviewed by a committee and the Executive Director. Please keep in mind that exhibitions are often scheduled up to two years in advance. The response may take several months after the initial submission.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for each proposal. Upon acceptance, there will be a fee to cover the cost of producing the exhibit including gallery rental fees.

Thank you for your submission.

Reid Hodges Gallery

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Proposals must include:

  1. Name and contact info for artist/curator
  2. CV/Resume of artist/curator including exhibition and education history
  3. Clear and concise description of exhibit-proposed work and concept, including media, number of pieces
  4. Display requirements – special requirements, pedestals, lighting, hanging, etc,
  5. Examples of artwork – 10-20 samples of actual work. All photos of work must be clearly marked with artist name title, dimensions and medium (jpg preferred, 1 mb)
  6. Preferred Dates

Successful Applicants

All successful applicants must enter into an exhibition contract with ArtCenter Manatee. ArtCenter Manatee must approve any deviation from the original exhibition proposal. In the case of major changes to the original exhibition proposal ArtCenter Manatee reserves the right to terminate the agreement. The name ArtCenter Manatee must not be used in any grant or sponsorship application without the written approval of ArtCenter Manatee.

The attendance of the artist/curator during the installation process and his/her involvement with the promotion of the exhibition is greatly encouraged.

Exhibition Expenses

If the exhibition requires materials, equipment, travel or freight costs or insurance, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure these costs can be met. Any variation to the costs normally covered by ArtCenter Manatee will be at the sole discretion of the Director.

The following exhibition costs are normally covered by ArtCenter Manatee

  • Artist and curator fee/s
  • Email invitation to exhibition opening
  • Exhibition press release
  • Documentation of exhibition for gallery requirements
  • Installation and de-installation of exhibition
  • Publication on website and social media

 

To Submit Online select this link

Applications may also be submitted via email to: acm@artcentermanatee.org

Exhibition Requirements  PDF

Florida Life Online Entry

Online entry ends at 5:00pm on March 17. Receiving for this show is Saturday, March 26, 9:00am to 1:00pm. The show runs from March 29 through April 27. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:oo to 7:00pm. Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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.

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

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Florida Life Open Show

 

Florida web headerFlorida Life is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Like living in Florida, the work is quite diverse. From flora and fauna to city life to all our wonderful natural spaces.

The show runs from March 29 through April 22. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:00 to 7:00pm. Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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Member Show Online Entry

Online entry ends at 5:00pm on March 17. Receiving for this show is Saturday, March 26, 9:00am to 1:00pm. The show runs from March 29 through April 27. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:oo to 7:00pm. Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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
Diptych – members add $5
Triptych – members add $15

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ArtCenter Manatee Member Show

 

Member HeaderThe annual member show gives our members a chance to showcase their work and it gives the ArtCenter a chance to show the community the incredible and diverse talent of our members. The show is all media

The show runs from March 29 through April 22. The opening reception will be March 31, 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Pick up will be April 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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12X12 Online Entry

Reid Hodges Gallery
October 4 – October 28, 2016

Opening Reception Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Online Entry until 9/22/16, Notify 9/27/16
Receiving 10/1/16, 9:00am – 1:00pm

An open, all media juried exhibition limited to works where the OUTSIDE dimensions are 12 x 12, whether framed or unframed.

What does 12 x 12 mean? 12 inches x 12 inches or 12cm x 12cm or 12mm x 12mm. (Sorry, we can’t accommodate 12 feet or yards!) On 3D pieces, two of the OUTSIDE dimensions are 12 by 12, the third can vary, as in a 12″ round ceramic plate that is 1″ deep.

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Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

Entry Fees: Entry fees are nonrefundable and 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

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12X12 Open Exhibition

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12X12 Open Exhibition
Feb 23 – March 25

Reid Hodges Gallery
Juror: Elaine Charney
12X12 is an open, all media, juried exhibit featuring work where two of the outside dimensions are  12X12: inches, centimeters, millimeters, picas or points. Two outside dimensions must be 12 something each: centimeters, millimeters picas or points. The third dimension is flexible (For example, a painting might be 12″ x 12″ x 3″, a sculpture might be 12″ x 12″ x 8″, a piece of jewelry might be 12 mm x 12mm x 6mm, etc.) All artists are welcome to enter and may submit up to 3 pieces. No feet or yards, please!

Pick-up: March 26, 9-1pm

Pictured: The Journey by Ken Snyder

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Fine Craft & Photography Open Exhibition

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Fine Craft & Photography
Feb 23 – March 25
Kellogg & Searle Galleries

Opening Reception Thursday Feb 25, 5-7pm

 

Photography Juror: Scott Hime
Fine Craft Juror: Michele Tuegel

Fine Craft & Photography is an open, juried exhibit featuring fine craft & photography. All artists are welcome to enter and may submit up to 3 pieces.

Pick-up: March 26, 9-1pm

Pictured: Cypress #1, Hillsborough River by Michael Brousseau

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Presenting Sponsor is Johnson PhotoImaging

Fine Craft Sponsors

Mary Whyte: A Portrait of Us

Kellogg Gallery
January 12-February 19, 2016

Exhibition: Mary Whyte: A Portrait of Us – January 12-February 19, 2016.

See an interview with Mary Whyte by METV Click Here

 

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“Everything an artist creates is done in a solitary way except when painting another human being. Then there are two people involved. One who changes the model forever, and one who forever changes the artist.” – Whyte

Mary Whyte is a teacher and author whose figurative watercolor paintings have earned international recognition.  A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects.

Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists of the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013.  Simultaneously, The Butler Institute of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently released biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens and published by University of South Carolina Press.

Whyte continues to travel the world, to paint, to teach and to touch, and be touched by, the lives of the people and places she encounters.

In January 2016, she will travel to Bradenton, Florida, an area sometimes referred to as the “Watercolor Coast”, to exhibit a selection of her work at ArtCenter Manatee, the premier visual arts center in Manatee County Florida. While there, Whyte will teach an intensive two-day workshop for students of all levels: Portrait and Still Life in Watercolor with Mary Whyte.

It will be a rare opportunity to explore the artistic wisdom of a watercolor master who has made it her work to share her unique and ever-so-human perspective and experience with others.

Reception: An Intimate Evening with Mary Whyte – Join us as we welcome internationally known watercolor artist, Mary Whyte, to our galleries for an intimate evening. Great art, great conversation, complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. A unique opportunity to view the exhibit and talk with Mary. January 13, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Workshop Attendees $55, ACM members $75, Non-members $100.

Workshop: FULL, please call to be put on a waiting list, 941-746-2862.

All events are at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 9th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205. 941-746-2862

Natural Elements Exhibit

Natural Elements Exhibit

This curated exhibit features the work of 5 accomplished local artists whose work in wood and graphite will be displayed in the Kellogg Gallery December 8 – January 8.

Pick up January 9, 9-1

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Snatch It!

Grab a prize worth $250 to over $2,000!
For only $125 per Snatcher Ticket!

A fundraiser for ArtCenter Manatee
 

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Fine Craft & Photography: Online Entry Form

Fine Craft photography

Feb 23 – Mar 25
Opening Reception Feb 25, 5-7pm

Online Jan 14 – Feb 11, 5pm
In-Person Receiving: Feb 20, 9-1pm

Pick-up: Mar 26, 9-1pm

Fine Craft & Photography is an open, juried exhibit featuring fine craft and photography. Open to all artists, each artist may enter up to 3 pieces.

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

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Endangered by Lloyd Roberts

Leopard Spotlight by Lloyd Robers

Endangered by Lloyd Roberts
Oct 6- Nov 6
Kellogg Gallery

Opening Reception Thurs, Oct 8, 5-7pm
Free and open to the public

Lloyd Roberts’ photographs bring you close to some of the world’s most beautiful creatures in some of earth’s most remote places. A leopard peers out from his resting place, a pair of polar bears frolic in the snow, a line of wild horses stampedes towards him as he prepares his shot. The work of Lloyd Roberts is showcased in Endangered, in the Kellogg Gallery. Roberts’ work will hook you at first glance, drawing you closer as you wonder at the beauty of nature and her creatures and his ability to capture and convey the emotion of the moment. While photography is Roberts’ passion, he is also an accomplished watercolor artist and bronze sculptor. All three will be on display until Nov 6.

 

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County Online Entry

FAF Logo 72To enter the Fine Arts Festival, please complete the form below, uploading the required four images. When you are finished, select submit. You will be taken to PayPal to pay the $30 non-refundable jury fee. Thanks for entering!

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Go With The Flow

flow-FINALGo with the Flow is an open, all media, juried exhibit. Art will be displayed October 6-November 6.

Pick-up is Sat Nov 7, 9-1

 

Juror: Susan Foster

Awards

1st Place: John Bayalis Morning with Monet, Watercolor

2nd Place: Margaret Bayalis Rhapsody, Oil

3rd Place: Linda Lee Foster-Paul Moonlight On Water X, Watercolor

Merit: Lisa Swift North Jetty Light, Oil

Honorable Mentions:
Bernice Gaines In Motion, Watercolor

Roseann Haslett Snow Bear and Friends, Pastel

Jill Krasner Revisit, Watercolor & Gouache

Jean Cormier Red Tide Event, Acrylic Sea Salt Washes

Best In Jewelry: Margaret Hoyt, Art Flows Through Time, Roman Ancient Glass, Citrine, Silver

Best In 3D: Robert Doyon Totem Portal, Wood

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

FAF Logo 72Saturday February 27, 2016 10-5pm
Sunday February 28, 2016 10-4pm

Congratulations to the winners!

Awards were given in each of the classes of entry along with a Best of Show.

Best of Show: Aileen Lampman, Jewelry

Fine Craft: 1st, Daniel MeKenna, Stained Glass. 2nd, Tom Derrough, Wood. 3rd, Mary Lou Babich, Fiber

Jewelry: 1st Deborah Barnes. 2nd, Lorri Mason. 3rd, Barbara Boyce

Painting: 1st, Dorothy Gaziano. 2nd, Kathleen Green. 3rd, B. Batchelder

Photography: 1st, Steven Nesius. 2nd, Earl Vandygriff. 3rd, Robin Rebeck

Pottery: 1st, Geoff Walsh

Sculpture: 1st, Eric Moore. 2nd, John Cheer. 3rd, Leland Williams

 

Art By Kids With Cancer

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September 1- October 2
Opening Reception September 3, 5-7pm

We invite you to view (and purchase!) this very special collection of art work by a very special group of young artists.

The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization benefiting local students in the arts now in its twelfth year, works with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the children’s artwork goes to provide direct assistance to Southwest Florida families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer through the “Family Emergency Fund”, created and funded by the Young Artists Awards. This fund, administered by a social worker at the hospital, helps families of kids with cancer with prescription costs, groceries, transportation, and other items otherwise not covered.

 

Art Matters Exhibition

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Kellogg & Searle Galleries
September 1 – October 2

Opening Reception September 3, 5-7pm

Juror: Barbara Anderson Hill, Consultant, City of Fort Myers Public Art Program

Art Matters is an open, all media, juried exhibit that celebrates the importance of art in our lives and in the life of our community.

Pick Up: October 3

Black & White Exhibit

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Reid Hodges Gallery

April 28 to May 29

Opening Reception Thursday April 30th, 5:00-7:00pm

An open all media juried exhibition of work that is black and white and all shades of gray.

 

“Veiled Impression” by Mary Jo Johnson

Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

 

 

Lucy Barber

Artist’s Statement, Exhibition Record and Teaching Experience

Lucy Barber has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and her work has been reviewed in notable press such as The New York Times, The New York Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Art New England, among others. For her studio painting and drawing Lucy has received numerous awards, including two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants. In 2008 Barber was invited to teach as full-time Visiting Artist Instructor at The Ringling College of Art and Design in the degree program, and also has taught there as part-time instructor. In addition, Barber has taught at Pratt Institute in the Foundation Program, Bowdoin College, The College of William & Mary among other esteemed colleges. Barber received her MFA in painting and drawing from Brooklyn College City University of New York, and her BFA in photography from the The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Lucy teaches and paints in Sarasota, Florida, conducting workshops, teaching privately and in classes.  

Classes with Lucy Barber