Watercolor Works: Kathy Simon McDonald Online Exhibit

View the watercolor works of Kathy Simon-McDonald online until we are able to reopen our galleries. We will post images from the exhibit every week day. Most of Kathy’s work is for sale and we would be glad to take a deposit of $100 to hold any piece until we reopen. If you would be interested in purchasing a piece, please call us at 941.746.2862.

“What inspires me to paint is the challenge of translating a visual image I have seen through the lens of my camera to paper while trying to capture the intensity of what attracted me to that image in the first place. The ‘I want to capture that image on paper’ challenge is what always starts the painting. Then, the bigger challenge is whether I can convey in my painting the emotional intensity that attracted me to that image in the first place.”

Kathy Simon-McDonald

Exhibit Program PDF

Points Of View 2

An Open, All Media, Juried Exhibit
On display while our galleries are closed.

To purchase a piece of art from this exhibit, please call 941.746.2862 We will add images to this exhibit every week day, so come back often!

Exhibit Program PDF

ArtCenter Manatee closes Through April

Dear Friends of ArtCenter Manatee,

With an abundance of caution and concern for our students, customers, visitors and staff, ArtCenter Manatee will close, beginning March 18, reopening after safer at home order ends. As new developments occur, we will keep you informed. It is our hope that these two weeks will help to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19) in our community. 

All classes, exhibits and events are cancelled until further notice. If you have purchased a class that is being cancelled, please consider donating the balance to the ArtCenter to help offset the cost of staff and upkeep during this time. If you prefer a credit, please call the office to let us know. We will continue to work during this time.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope that everyone stays safe and that we are able to resume our regular schedule very soon. 

Warm Regards,
Carla Nierman
Executive Director