Archives for December 2018

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Drew Stuart – January 2019 Featured Artist

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FSWS Annual Aqueous Show

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Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Annual Aqueous Show
Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries, Jan 15–Feb 22
Opening Reception, Thursday, Jan 17th, 5-7pm

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

Celebrating its 36th Anniversary in 2019

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Meditation in Blue 1 by Mary Lou Ringers


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American Watercolor Society 151st Traveling International Exhibit

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Kellogg Gallery
On display Jan 15 – Feb 22
$5 Admission
Opening Reception Jan 17, 5:00-7:00pm

ArtCenter Manatee is honored to host the pre-eminent 151st Traveling Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society International Exhibition. Chosen from a field of 150 water media masterpieces selected into the International Exhibition (from more than 1100 entries), the traveling show features the work of 40 artists. This year’s show is sure to inspire both artists and art lovers.

As one of only six venues in the country and the only in Florida to host this show, ArtCenter Manatee will display the amazingly diverse water media work in the Kellogg Gallery from January 15 through February 22, 2019. Admission is $5, which assists in covering the cost of bringing such a prestigious exhibition to the ArtCenter and Bradenton. The Opening Reception will be on Thursday, January 17 from 5:00-7:00pm and is free and open to the public

While inclusion in this exhibition is itself an honor, participants also compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals of Honor, and 29 other awards and medals totaling more than $50,000 in prize money.

Docent tours will be available by appointment. Please contact Angie at the ArtCenter at 941-746-2862 to make arrangements.

We hope you’ll join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday, January 17, 5:00 to 7:00pm. Meet the artists, discover the amazing talent of these local as well as international water media artists, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in our galleries. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages available.

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