Art In Motion

February 5 – 28

Art In Motion

Art In Motion, All Media Open Exhibition, Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Thursday February 7, 5-7pm

Receiving – February 2
Pick Up – March 2

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Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society

March 4 – March 30

FSWS Aqueous Show

Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Aqueous Show

Searle and Reid-Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Thursday March 14, 5-7pm

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The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society was formed in 1983 and has more than 200 members, many of whom have achieved statewide and national recognition for their works; it serves members who live along the Florida Gulf coast.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2013

Juror’s Statement:

It was indeed both a pleasure and an honor to judge this exhibition. Many outstanding images did not get the nod, only because there was a limitation on the number of awards offered.

I was looking for diversity, not only in size, but in the treatment of the subject …along with an extra bounce of creativity… making the image memorable.

It was important to offer surprises, not only in treatment but also in the choice of presentation…the direct look and almost eye contact of the subject staring out at you, the startling white snow surrounding the folks on skis and the melting ice chilling the yet to be opened bottles for libation. And then the mysterious and suggested eyes of the turban wrapped woman. These images stay with you long after leaving the Art Center Manatee.

I feel the strong use of color and clarity of design makes this a show that reflects well on the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

You have an impressive exhibition and I thank you for asking me to be a part of award process.

All the best!

Taylor Ikin

 

Receiving – March 2
Pick Up – March 30

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East Meets West

 April 2 – May 3

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East Meets West

Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island represents the West while the Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch represent the East. “Sandy Toes Make Art” is the theme chosen, and Peggy Potter’s Beach Scene in Pastels is a stunning example of coastal art. Ms. Potter is a long time member of the Guild.

The AGAMI exhibit is open to all artists and juried for prizes. Entry fees are $15/piece for AGAMI members, $20/piece for non members. Cash or Check only please.

Receiving – March 30, 10 am – 1pm

Peggy Potter

Anna Maria Island Artists,  Kellogg Gallery
Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch, Searle Gallery
Paint The Town Plein Air Group, Reid-Hodges Gallery

Opening Reception Thursday April 4, 5-7pm

Bil Farnsworth, Chainsaw Charlie

Receiving – March 30 Pick Up – May 4
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Paint the Town Plein Aire Group, Reid-Hodges Gallery

ArtCenter Manatee presents the 9th Annual “Paint the Town” exhibition in the Reid-Hodges Gallery. The kick off for the show is “Quick Draw” , open to all artists, at the Farmer’s Market on Main Street Saturday, March 30th from 10AM – 2 PM. The main event, Paint The Town, takes place March 30 – April 4, during which time chosen professional artists will be painting on location ‘en plein air’ from actual Downtown Bradenton scenes. The finished paintings will be judged for prizes and displayed at ArtCenter Manatee April 4-May 3.

Easter Seals

May 7 – June 15

Easter Seals,  Searle Gallery
Opening Reception Thursday May 9, 5-7pm

ArtCenter Manatee presents an exhibition of work from the Easter Seals Art Initiative Program in the Searle Gallery. The Art Initiative Program was developed in 2002 at Easter Seals Southwest Florida for our Adult Day Training participants and for the students in our alternative high school program, the VIP Academy. Since that time, several artists with disabilities have developed their innate skills and talents with guidance from our Art Instructor and Ringling College graduate, Karen Davenport.

Arnetta is in her late forties and was born with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, which prevents her from walking and limits the movement of her feet and hands. Despite her disability, Arnetta demonstrates amazing control and dexterity with tools that she chooses to create her art: sticks for her dot work, paintbrushes, pastels, colored pencils etc. She loves colorful paintings and personally selects her own unique subject matter and medium. Arnetta is a prolific painter and her art sales help to supplement her limited income. She is most often wearing a big smile while sporting her favorite attire: anything leopard print!  During her time in the Art Initiative, she has truly blossomed, not only as an artist and but as a more confident, self-assured woman.

 

Receiving – May 4
Pick Up – June 15

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Art Endures – All Media Open Exhibit

 May 7 – June 14

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Art Endures – All Media Open Exhibition,  Kellogg and Reid-Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Thursday May 9, 5-7pm

Receiving – May 4
Pick Up – June 15

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KidsArt Camp Exhibition

 June 18 – August 9

KidsArt Party and Reception

Closing reception and KidsArt Party August 9

A fun, festive celebration of our KidsArt Camp Artists from the the Summer KidsArt Camp Programs at ArtCenter Manatee

Student & Member Show

March 6th – April 6th, 2012

Juror’s Statement

Thank you for the opportunity and pleasure of judging the Art Center Manatee current member and student exhibitions. In both the student and member shows I was impressed by those who took risks and experimented with media as well as those who chose a conventional approach and manifest that they had mastered the process of working with their chosen medium. It was great to see humor in some of the work. Deciding what to include in a scene and what to crop out provides a focus of attention for the viewer. Some of the prize winners addressed these issues very well. Winners demonstrated that they had established a particular challenge for themselves and had achieved their goal in the completed work. It might be a photo-realist view of Paris or the atmospheric light of the Coast of Cornwall. There were many strong works in watercolor. Some were loosely painted and spontaneous. Others were tighter and more detailed. Artists gave themselves compositional challenges such drawing a sitter and her reflection or the effect of rust on the hull of a boat. The art world values the contribution that is unique and that advances the possibilties in a particular medium and so do I.
-Mark Ormond

ComCenter Exhibit

Six degrees of Inspiration

January 30 – April 26, 2012  Opening Reception Thursday Feb. 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Susan Covert
  • Virginia Pennell
  • Betty Isermann
  • Jerome Chesley
  • Elaine Charney
  • Brenda Hadjian

ComCenter 9040 Town Center Pkwy., Lakewood Ranch FL, 34202 941-782-1200

Paint The Town

April 10-April 27

Opening Reception Thurs. April 12, 5-7pm
Paint The Town, Reid Hodges Gallery

ArtCenter Manatee presents the 8th Annual “Paint the Town” exhibition in the Reid-Hodges Gallery. The kick off for the show is “Quick Draw” , open to all artists, at the Farmer’s Market on Main Street Saturday, April 7th from 10AM – 2 PM. The main event, Paint The Town, takes place April 9-11, during which time chosen professional artists will be painting on location ‘en plein air’ from actual Downtown Bradenton scenes. The finished paintings will be judged for prizes and displayed at ArtCenter Manatee April 12-27.

More info on the Quick Draw Event

Awards

1st – Bill Farnsworth – Chainsaw Charlie
2nd – Jane Chapin – 2 D River
3rd – Susan Covert – The Truck Stops Here

Honorable Mention:

Christophe Cardot – Behind the Farm
Kelly Medford – Green Shed, King’s Farm

Light & Drama – All Media Open Exhibit

April 10-April 27

Opening Reception Thurs. April 12, 5-7pm
Light and Drama, All Media Open Exhibit, Kellogg & Searle Galleries
Juror: Laura Keats Avery

Juror Statement

I have judged several shows over the years for the ArtCenter and each time the quality of the entries has grown. This was the best yet – which made it tough to select just a few outstanding pieces.
The criteria I use as a standard for selection is mastery of techniques in the chosen medium, composition, rendering, value, color, content or theme and presentation.
The award winners all demonstrated these elements beautifully. Thank you for inviting me to be your juror and congratulations to all the accepted participants.
– Laura Keatts Avery

Awards

1ST PLACE Cecilia Jonsson Bisset, Watercolor/Pastel, “Nymphea Antares”

2ND PLACE John Kokajko, Photography, “Marie Selby Botanical Gardens #6144″

3RD PLACE Sue Lynn Cotton, Watercolor, “Bananas in the Afternoon”

MERIT AWARD

Lolly Owens, Mixed Media, “Details of Mystery”

Betsy Jones Wade, Oil on Linen, “Fishers of Men”

HONORABLE MENTION

1 Mariarosa Rockefeller, Photography, “Incoming Storm”

2 Linda Van Tassell, Watercolor, “Rolls”

3 Carolann Garafola, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, “Alone on Palma Sola Bay”

4 Jacqueline Clark, Watercolor, “In the Red”

5 Brenda Hadjian, Watercolor, “Highgate Manor II”

6 Karen DeLeon Stuart, Oil, “On the Bay”

7 Gregory A. Jones, Mixed Media, “Can, Matches & Brush”

8 Sharon Woelfling, Watercolor, “Iris III”

9 Dianna Shandorf, Pastel, “Island Still Life: Starfruit”

10 Karen Bushold, Photography, “Painter’s Painting #5″

SPECIAL AWARDS

Excellence in Watercolor Jerome Chesley, Watercolor, “Just Peachy”

Excellence in Ceramics Amy Webber, Ceramics, “A Tribute to Mote”

Excellence in Jewelry Sondra Hirssig, Cloisonne, “Mermaid Necklace”

 

Receiving Saturday 4/7  10:00am-1:00pm
Pickup 4/28

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Retrospective Color – All Media Open Exhibit

May 1-June 1

Opening Reception Thurs. May 3, 5-7pm
Retrospective Color All Media Open Exhibit, All Galleries

Juror Statement

This was an exciting and challenging show to judge because of the level of craftsmanship, presentation and original ideas. The larger pieces demanded to be seen and the smaller ones asked to be heard. All of the work, individually, asks to be quietly absorbed.

– Linda Molto

Receiving 4/28  10:00am-1:00pm
Pickup 6/2

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