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 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

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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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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.

 

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

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

 

 

KidsArt Camp Exhibition 2014

Kellogg, Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries July 19 – August 8, 2014
Closing Reception and Party August 8, 5-7pm

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It’s that time of year again to present the spontaneous and joyful work created by our KidsArt Summer Camp students, ages four to fifteen. Every session the students and teachers work together to select a piece for the exhibit, which closes with a reception and party for our KidsArt Campers. Come discover the colorful work of our KidsArt Summer Camp students in pottery, photography, jewelry design, drawing and painting. 

Starting July 18th the ArtCenter gallery walls will be filled with fun art from our summer camp programs! We end our 2013/14 exhibition year with a closing reception and party on August 8th – just for kids!

Over 80 & Still Creating

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Kellogg Gallery September 3-26, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, September 4th, 5-7pm

A curated show on art produced by artists 80 years of age and older.

Think art retires? Think again!
The ArtCenter celebrates the talents of artists still creating well into their golden age!

Mary DuCharme – painter
Ed Brickman – jeweler
Eleanor Merritt – painter
Maxine Masterfield – painter (abstract)
Betty Isermann – painter (abstract)
Jack Nolan – painter
Peggy Potter – pastel artist
Barbara Singer – painter
Robert Freeman – woodworker & sculpture

Receiving – 8/30
Pick Up – Sept 27

The Art of Being Floridian: Flamingos On Tour – Tampa Bay Estuary

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Reid Hodges Gallery September 3-26, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, September 4th, 5-7pm

24 plastic yard flamingos painted by 20 artists who donated their time and creativity. The participating artists reside throughout greater Tampa Bay region from New Port Richey to Avon Park. Artists represent multiple media and specialties, from painting to glasswork to ceramics.

The flamingos are displayed in “planter habitats,” with most habitats supporting two flamingos and are part of  a traveling exhibit to support the “Be Floridian” campaign of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its local government partners. Be Floridian raises awareness of local ordinances restricting use of lawn and landscape fertilizers to protect our bays, lakes and Gulf.

The pink yard flamingo was chosen as the mascot for Be Floridian because it has long been a familiar and fun fixture of Florida yards, and complements our “Garden like a Floridian” message.

The birds are currently not for sale, although they may be auctioned as a fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Estuary Program once their tour ends.

Receiving – 8/30
Pick Up – Sept 27

 

Paint The Town 2014

10th Annual Paint The Town

Paint The Town ArtCenter Manatee Plein Air Painting competition in downtown Bradenton

ArtCenter Manatee presents the 10th Annual “Paint the Town” exhibition. The kick off for the show was “Quick Draw”, open to all artists, at Bradenton’s Riverwalk on Saturday, Sept  27th from 9am – 2 pm. The main event, Paint The Town, takes place Sept 27 – Oct 2, during which time chosen professional artists painted on location ‘en plein air’ from actual Bradenton scenes. The finished paintings have been judged for prizes and are on display at ArtCenter Manatee October 2 – 30.

The annual Paint The Town event continues to involve artists of regional and national renown. Our juror for 2014 was nationally acclaimed Plein Air Painter, Bill Farnsworth of Venice, Fl.

Participating Artists:

Kirsten Andreason, Safety Harbor, Fl
John Bayalis, St. Peterburgs, Fl
Margaret Bayalis, St. Petersburg, Fl
Annette Boarini, Bradenton, Fl
Kelli Mason Bowles, Sarasota, Fl
Peter Christ, Sarasota, Fl
Susan Covert, Bradenton, Florida
Katie Dobson Cundiff, Bradenton, Fl
Kathy Durdin, Tampa, Fl
Marie Garafino, Bradenton, Fl
Graciela Giles, Bradenton, Fl
Charles Gray, Seminole, Fl
Sharon Guy, Sarasota, Fl
Michelle Held, Sarasota, Fl
Missy Heldebrandt, Bradenton, Fl
Karen Hitt, Venice, Fl
Maryanne Jacobsen, Venice, Fl
Joe Kanoza, Palmetto, Fl
Joanna Karpay, Tampa, Fl
Jane Delight Keeling, Bradenton, Fl
Vivek Lakhotia, East Largo, Fl
Greg McMullough, Orlando, Fl
Diane Mannion, Englewood, Fl
Joseph Melancon, Sarasota, Fl
Jerry Palmer South, Pasedena, Fl
Joan Peters, Sarasota, Fl
Sandra Robinson, Sarasota, Fl
Hodges Soileau, Venice, Fl
Patricia Sorg, Walkers Island, Fl
Lynn Wilson, Appalachicola, Fl
Cory Wright, Ruskin, Fl

CityScapes – Open Exhibition

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Searle Gallery September 30-October 31, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd, 5-7pm

Receiving – 9/27
Pick Up – 11/1

Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

Art by Kids With Cancer 2014

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Reid Hodges Gallery September 30-October 31, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd, 5-7pm

A project of the Young Artists Awards

Artwork from the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano
 Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

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

The organization donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital for the
children to use in a therapeutic setting throughout the year, and then mats, 
frames and exhibits selected pieces at various venues throughout the community.

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.

Receiving – 9/27
Pick Up – 11/1

Matters of the heART – Open Exhibition

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Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries November 4-December 5, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, November 6th, 5-7pm

Receiving – 11/1
Pick Up – 12/6
Online Entry Open 10/6-10/24. Artists will be notified 10/28

Click Here for Exhibition Requirements

Jurors Statement

I am honored to serve as juror for this exhibit, “Matters of the Heart.” I was impressed by the many ways the theme was interpreted, and how each artist’s “heart” was communicated in their artwork. Some pieces delivered an immediate punch with strong design and vivid contrast; others quietly told their story after a second or third look. There were many pieces that displayed a high level of technical mastery. Visitors to the exhibit will be delighted by several new approaches to subject matter, especially figurative work.

I carefully considered each piece and compared it with the others with respect to initial impact, composition, originality, technical skill, content, and finally presentation. Naturally there were difficult choices to be made, given the many worthy pieces entered. If your piece was not included or did not receive an award, please know that I was limited by the space and there are many more pieces that deserve recognition.

Congratulations to every brave and talented artist who entered. Keep on expressing yourself through your art and sharing it with the world!

Best Wishes,
Kris​ Parins

Sumi-e Society

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Kellogg Gallery December 9, 2014-January 2, 2015

Opening Reception Thursday, December 11th, 5-7pm

Works by members of the Sarasota Sumi-e Society.
The art of Sumi-e is a dynamic balance, creating paintings made of black ink, but often giving the impression of having color through skillful manipulation of values. In later years, color was introduced and used by many artists. The use of white or blank space for balance is known as Wu-Wei, the fullness of the empty, achieved through the principle of balance. See all the space, not just painted space as being worthy of our attention. When you think of empty space as being full of potential, that may be the secret to success in painting, as it is in life.

The Sarasota Chapter is a member of the Sumi-e Society of America, Inc. Membership includes painters and non painters, professional artists, calligraphers, teachers and students. In Sarasota, emphasis is on education and sharing through monthly meetings, newsletters, workshops and exhibitions.
Additional information may be found at Sarasotasumi-e.org and Sarasotasumi.shutterfly.com

Receiving – 12/6
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World Travel Through Watercolor and Photography By Jody & Jim MacNeil

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Searle Gallery December 9, 2014-January 2, 2015

Artist Statement: James MacNeil

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the camera, its ability to stop time, remember details and make me see the world through a different “lens”.  The camera gave me the feeling of creativity, even when it was film and you had to wait to see your picture.  Learning how to develop and print my own negatives opened another door. Our travels open my lenses to the sights of other cultures and other times and I hope to convey those images to others through my work.

Every artist has a muse or inspiration whether they know it or not and my wife is that for me.  As an artist, herself, she looks at my work with a different eye, a deep appreciation and that drives me to try new filters, new techniques and new cameras.  Any artist is ever evolving, but when you have captured the light, vitality, expression and brought out an emotion in the viewer through a photo, you have achieved true art.

Opening Reception Thursday, December 11th, 5-7pm

Receiving – 12/6
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Florida Artists Group

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Kellogg Gallery January 6-30, 2015

Florida Artists Group is a non-profit group of practicing artists who have gained national or statewide recognition. Their purpose is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the state of Florida. This exhibit includes work from artists in Area III, including Glades, Hardee, Desoto, Highlands, Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Opening Reception Thursday, January 8th, 5-7pm

Receiving – 1/3
Pick Up – 1/31