Giving Thanks Call For Artists

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An Open, All Media, Juried Show

Online Entry Ends Nov 1, 4:00pm
In-Person Receiving Nov 9, 9:00-12:00

On Display Nov 12-Dec 13
Reid Hodges Gallery
Opening Reception Nov 14, 5:00-7:00
along with the Annual Artful Holidays Party & Sale

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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Snatch It! Art & More for Grabs! 2020

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March 28, 6-10pm

Get Ready, Get Set, Go! That’s the cry as another group gets ready to go for their prize at Snatch It! Art & more for grabs. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, quilts, trips, wine baskets, boat rides and weekend getaways are just some of the prizes ready to grab at this hilarious biennial event. Every prize is valued at a minimum of $250 and some are valued at over $1,000. Add delectable hors d’oeuvres, top shelf drinks and an emcee with a lot of personality and it’s not hard to see why this is such a popular event! At $125 per “Snatcher” ticket, it’s a steal! Bring a buddy and have them “Cheer” you on! Cheerer tickets are $45.

The event attracts art and fun lovers of all ages!

Live Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Top Shelf Drinks, Desserts

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County Call For Artists

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ArtCenter Manatee proudly presents the 19th Annual Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County, a juried two-day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. The show features local, regional and national award-winning artists, artist demos, shopping, music, food vendors with seating and more. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education programs

The splash pad is located at 452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205.

General Information
February 22, 2020, 9-5pm &
February 23, 2020, 9-4pm

You may enter through ArtCenter Manatee or you may enter through Zapplication

The classes of entry into the show are: Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting & Drawing, Photography and Sculpture.
Awards:
Best of Show=$1500
1st Place=$1000
2nd Place=$850
3rd Place=$650
Artist Amenities:
  • Friday set up
  • Saturday Meet & Greet at ArtCenter Manatee, 6-8pm, to include a tour of the ArtCenter, light appetizers, wine, beer and music. Please RSVP to Christina at 941-746-2862.
  • Free parking for artists
  • Cash awards
  • Complimentary coffee & danish
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered daily
  • Booth sitting for breaks
Important Dates:
  • Application deadline- December 31, 2019 (*Note-Any artist wishing to enter after this date, please contact Christina Sutor at 941-746-2862)
  • Jury Dates: January 6-8, 2020
  • Notifications emailed-January 9-10, 2020
  • Booth fees due by January 31, 2020
  • No refunds after January 31, 2020
  • Show dates-February 22, 2020 9-5pm & February 23, 2020 9-4pm
  • FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2020, CHECK IN WILL BEGIN AT NOON THROUGH 5PM. ARTISTS MUST CHECK IN AT WELCOME BOOTH FOR INFORMATION PACKET, WHICH WILL INCLUDE BOOTH ASSIGNMENT & MAP, PARKING DIRECTIONS & PARKING PASS. ANY ARTIST THAT DOES NOT CHECK IN ON FRIDAY; THEY MUST CHECK IN ON SATURDAY MORNING PRIOR TO EVENT OPENING. NO ARTISTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHECK IN EARLY.**Please note-There will be Security on Friday evening from 6:00pm-6:00am Saturday morning and again on Saturday evening from 6:00pm-6:00am Sunday morning. If you set up before 6:00pm on Friday you are responsible for your tent and inventory.

Application Information:

  • 4 Images are required of artists’ work and 1 image must include an outdoor booth shot set up with fully displayed work. No indoor images will be accepted.
  • All applications must include an email address and best contact phone number. This will be the only method of notification and communications.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required.
  • 2019 Award winners are exempt from Jury Fee.

Booth Information
All booths measure 12′ x 12′ to accomodate a 10′ x 10′ tent. All tents must be white; no exceptions. Please do not attempt to enter the area for set up before 12:00 pm. Electricity is not provided. Anyone wishing to use a generator must be approved prior to use; no exceptions and if not approved in advance, can be grounds for immediate withdrawal from show, with no refunds. ArtCenter Manatee will not be responsible for any property losses, damage, or injuries sustained while the artist is participating in the festival.
Standard Booth Fee: $275

Please call Christina Sutor for corner booth space: 941-746-2862. Corner Booth Fee: $400

To enter through ArtCenter Manatee

Go Wild

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An Open, All Media, Juried Show

On Display Oct 8-Nov 8
All Galleries

 

Juror Statement: Kim Anderson
Go Wild exemplifies a wealth of talent and creativity showcased in this area. I am truly humbled and inspired by the volume and quality of artwork submitted. As I approached the jurying process I employed my experience and perspective as an artist, reflecting on the overarching tone of the exhibition as well as conversations established between various works submitted. I attempted to evoke balance in thematic directions, formal qualities and creative innovation. My selection of awards highlights what I determined to be the best of these qualities. As always, these decisions are not easy but were ultimately informed by the artist’s ability to successfully synthesize form and content along with a well-crafted presentation. Submitting work to an open call is courageous and a vital contribution towards a dynamic community, embodied here in the ambition and scope of this exhibition. I am honored to have been able to contribute as a creative collaborator in this process as I celebrate all of these artists and their ongoing artistic endeavors.

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Kim Anderson is an artist and educator residing in Bradenton, FL and Berkeley, CA. She holds the position of Associate Professor of Art at New College of Florida where she has taught since 2004. She earned an MFA from the University of Florida and BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. Her paintings contrast 19th century cinematic antecedents, vintage home movies, and the carnivalesque magic of stereoscopy against our present screen-based obsessions. Located the afterlife of thrift store novelties and vernacular photography, her paintings reimagine new fictions from found novelties, vintage photographs, and the­ traces of things left behind. Her work has been exhibited nationally in cities including New York, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Ventura, Cincinnati, Seattle, Portland, and Miami and featured in publications including New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine, Create! Magazine, and Manifest INPA and MEA.

Instructor’s Showcase

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Sep 5-Oct 4

Reid Hodges Gallery
An invitational exhibit of work by our instructors.

Opening Reception Sep 12, 5:00-7:00
featuring demos by instructors James Griffin, Libit Jones, Victoria Mayol, Lolly Owens, and Sheryl Unwin.

Pictured below: Votive Holder by Seth Barendse, Storm in the Canyon by Graciela Giles, Featured: Red by Elena De La Ville, Banner Image: Building the Wall by Kerry Didday.

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Linda Sheffield

Linda Sheffield grew up in the heart of New York City, attending both Music & Art High School and New York University. From an early age, she found herself fascinated by the mixture of cultures around her. Today, as an artist, she is deeply driven by both the juxtaposition of oil colors on canvas, and sculpture in clay, in order to achieve a similar end: the portrayal of the human condition within the world cultures around us.

Deeply inspired by her generations of Northern/Southern Italian heritage, Linda enjoys capturing the subtlest thoughts of her beloved Italian culture. Most recent is her series of work in oil entitled “Vivere, Ridere, Amore;” a colorful depiction of daily life in Italy.

Completing her BFA at Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a Presidential Scholarship, Linda has shown her work at the Academy’s Spring Show and Art Center Manatee.

education

2016   BFA Drawing & Painting   Academy of Art University
2014   AA Fine Art   Academy of Art University

scholarships

2016   Presidential Scholarship   Academy of Art University
2011   Italy Scholarship   Academy of Art University

continued studies

Summer 2011, Plein Air Painting around Italy with Academy of Art University.

Numerous workshops with Stephen Assael, Dan Thompson, Mary Minifie, John Ebersberger Kerry Dunn; Studio Incamminati, Philippe Faraut, and Martin Dawe, Cherrylion Sculpture Studios.

exhibitions and publications

2018   March Featured Artist, Artshow.com
2018   Solo Exhibit, All Angels, Longboat Key, Fl., May 1 – July 30
2018   Italy Solo Exhibit, Manatee Bd. of Ed, Jan. 18 – Apr. 18
2017   Bradenton Herald Feature Article (October 1st)
2017   Artist’s Choice,   Merit Award,   Kellogg Gallery,   Bradenton, FL
2016   Hot, Hot, Hot!    Art Center Manatee,   Bradenton, FL
2009   Spring Show    Academy of Art University,   San Francisco, CA

Classes with Linda Sheffield

Helen Solomon

Helen SolomonHelen has owned her own art business for many years before moving to Illinois. Helen worked at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, teaching continuing education and older adults before moving to Florida in 2003.

Helen has been teaching fine art to beginners and advanced students for over twenty-five years. She teaches a variety of art subjects such as still life, landscape/seascapes, figures and portraits. Teaching students simple shading in pencils and color pencils to more advanced mediums such as pastels, watercolors, acrylic and oils.

Helen has always been involved in the arts, Helen was one of the founding member of the South Shore Arts Council. A current member of the Tampa Museum of Art and The Firehouse Cultural Center.

Classes with Helen Solomon

Victoria Mayol

Victoria MAYOL picVictoria Gomez Mayol is a young joyful artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She majored in Visual Arts at the University of Arts in Buenos Aires. Her work has been featured in galleries and national and international private collections. Her compositions are clear statements of life. Victoria’s innovating manner combines traditional materials and luminous colors, with a variety of mixed techniques. She considers herself a figurative artist. Most of her work is about the female figure painted with strength and personality. The artist’s refined style makes her compositions well-balanced, distinctly unique and they are real conversation pieces. Her classes are a breath of fresh air, where she not only teaches technique but also encourages her students to explore and experiment while connecting with their emotions. Art is about finding our own voice. It is a continual search throughout our lives and we must enjoy the journey.

Classes with Victoria Mayol

Alexandra Lillis

lexiAlexandra Lillis’ artwork has been  featured in solo and group exhibits at governmental buildings and  cultural centers. In addition her work is in private collections.  Alexandra Lillis lives and draws her inspiration from Anna Maria Island,  Florida. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art (BFA) from Ringling  College of Art and Design, Florida

Classes with Alexandra Lillis

Lolly Owens

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Creative Process:
Art is both a freedom and a restraint for me as well as a constant source of pleasurable problem-solving and spiritual exploration. It never gets boring. The more I delve into it, the more I realize I need to learn and the more I try to push the boundaries. Inspiration comes from my faith that we are all born with spiritual elements that we sometimes forget we have and therefore do not express as we travel through our lives. The elements of the human soul I refer to: Gratitude, Humility, Love, Peace, Courage, Joy and Strength. This is what I paint in abstracted ways but within color focus . Joy is primarily yellow in my work; gratitude is green; humility is indigo; love is red; peace is blue; courage is orange and strength is violet. When a person is attracted to my red works, I know they are unconsciously remembering love and/or want to be surrounded by love. This is what feds me and sustains meLolly Owens is an award-winning artist whose work has been widely exhibited in group shows around the country as well as in Florida. She is a member of the Florida Arts Group (FLAG), the Sarasota Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, Women Contemporary Artists, and the International Society of Experimental Artists. She is the former president of the Palouse Watercolor Socius and a founding artist of the Pullman Gallery & Studios in Pullman, WA. From 2001-2008, she was a member/officer of The Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island, FL. She  holds a BA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

Classes with Lolly Owens

Janet Flickinger

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While attending collage Janet worked as an architectural model builder. It is at this time that she fell in love with the symmetry of architecture. In 1982 Janet graduated from the Art Institute of Houston with honors. She subsequently continued for the next ten years in graphic design and illustration. In 1993 she founded Flickinger Design Studio.

It is at this time that Janet’s passion for drawing and painting people really began to flourish. Her style can be characterized as (social or photo realism) with a high technical and detailed structure. Her style goes beyond what the naked eye can ordinarily comprehend and combines the fluidness of the human figure with the structure of architecture. Her passion now is to capture the essence of everyday life as it exists.

Janet loves the emphasis on common life as it occurs with the detail of architecture. Janet loves to capture the interaction of people as they conduct their everyday pursuits of life. As one examines her work they will begin to observe life through the perspective of her eyes. Janet is more drawn to recording history rather than creating decorative art.

Classes with Janet Flickinger 

Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro owns and operates Angel Navarro Photography, Inc., a photography and digital design company, in Bradenton, Florida. He provides both portrait and commercial photography services to clients through all of Central Florida. His portrait specialties are high school senior pictures, wedding photography and professional headshots. In addition to portraiture, he also provides editorial, advertising and product photography.

Angel began a career as a professional photographer in 1996, which added to his repertoire of skills as a graphic designer. It was a natural addition to a creative process that thrived on creativity, resourcefulness and ingenuity.

The rewarding opportunity to provide photography education began when he was asked to join Johnson Photo Imaging as their director of education. He soon discovered that what he understood now needed to find its expression to teaching. As both an instructor and a full-time photographer, he discovered the rewards of teaching others the craft of photography. With each passing year comes the opportunity to meet new challenges and serve new clients. As one who has benefited from the craft of photography, he also feesl a responsibility to pass on the skills which have served him so richly.

Classes with Angel Navarro

Something Tasty

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Sep 5-Oct 4

Kellogg & Searle Galleries

An open, all media, juried exhibit

Opening Reception Thursday, Sep 12, 5:00-7:00pm

Something Tasty permits a variety of ways to interpret food or drink – from the colorful bounty of the market to the balanced beauty of a still life; from scenes that evoke memories of everyday experiences to unexpected juxtapositions and whimsy.  Image: Donuts by William Perry.

Our Instructor’s Showcase exhibit will be displayed in the Reid Hodges Gallery.

Juror: Christine Renc-Carter
Curator for the Leepa-Rattner Museum

Born in 1975 into an artistic family in Florida, Christine Renc-Carter has spent a lifetime deeply rooted in the pursuit of art. As a child, she traveled the country with her artist parents and started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. Christine earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland in 1997 and has studied paper preservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Working for galleries and museums in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area and in Florida for 20 years, Christine has cultivated a unique artistic career as a fine artist and museum professional and has worked with the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Florida International Museum and the St. Petersburg College Foundation. Formerly the Director of Adult Education at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, she oversaw the art center’s expansion of studios and programs. Christine became the Curator for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in 2016.

As an accomplished artist, Christine shows her work throughout the United States and Japan. Her work is included in collections such as the Marriott Corporation and NBC, as well as private collections worldwide, including the Curator of the Fogg Museum at Harvard University.

3rd Annual Chef’s Challenge

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Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
6:00-10:00pm

Tickets: $100 each

Join us for great food, fine wine and spirits, live art, live music and FUN! And support the childrens’ education programs of ArtCenter Manatee. As a 501 (C)(3) non-profit, all proceeds go back into our programs keeping costs down and making art accessible to all!

ABC 7 Culinary Director, Chef Judy Gallagher will be our Emcee for the evening ensuring a fun and lively time for all!

Competing for your vote…
3 appetizers from each appetizer chef and 1 dessert from each dessert chef.
Appetizers: Last years’ winner Chef Lan of Melange, is joined by Chef Gabe of Miguel’s Restaurant and Chef David of Riviera Dunes-Dockside
Desserts: Last years’ winner, Chef Sal of CopaMoca, is joined by Chef Martha of Cedar Crest Kitchen

Live Art: Art created as you watch, raffled off at the end of the evening!
Seth Barendse, Pottery; Donna Carrion, Jewelry; Kerry Didday, Painting; Sue Downes Allen, Painting; Graciela Giles, Painting; Libit Jones, Painting

ADAMU Chefs ChallengeLive Music by ADAMU!

Reserve your tickets now!

PARTNER WITH US by becoming a sponsor for this event! Sponsorships are available for all levels. Please call 941-746-2862 or complete our online sponsor form.

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Art Works

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Jun 25- Jul 26
All Galleries

Opening Reception Jun 27, 5:00-7:00

Art Works is an open, all media, juried exhibit.

The artwork in this exhibit is a fabulous testament to the breadth of talent in the Tampa Bay region. I was delighted by the diversity of media and subject matter presented here, even if it did make the award selection very difficult. As a juror, there are many things I look for in great artwork, including emotional presence, technical skill and innovation, and content or narrative. The best artworks will have all of those in excessive measure, creating both immediate and lasting impact. I could get lost for hours in the award-winning pieces, for their complex formal relationships, intricate mark-making, and powerful expression. I am very grateful for the opportunity to sit with each and every artwork here and want to congratulate every artist for having the courage to create your work and to share it with our community.

Juror: Nathan Beard

Pick up Date: Jul 27, 9:00am – 1:00pm

 

Art Blowout Sale

Big Art BlowOut

Decorate your home or office, buy a gift of art!
All original art is priced from $10 to $100 in increments of $10.
Visa, MasterCard & Discover Accepted, as well as cash or check.
No returns.

Call For Artists: Ornament Extravaganza

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Call Heather at 941-746-2862 or email her: Heather@artcentermanatee.org

Fall & Winter 2019-20 Classes & Workshops

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Art & Animals & YOU!

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Join us for a cool day of family fun!

June 1, 9:00-3:00

Three 1 hour children’s art workshops add to the creative fun. Bring your well behaved leashed pet for a Pet Portrait. ALL FREE! Explore the galleries with our scavenger hunt, see what the vendors have in store and enjoy the great art of our “Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna” Exhibit! Come play for the day! Visit ArtCenter Manatee on Saturday June 1, 2019 from 9:00-3:00pm. Free parking!

Call 941-746-2862 for more information.

The following groups will help to make the day even more special!

Animal Network
Birds of Paradise Sanctuary
Bradenton PD-K-9 Unit
Cat Depot
Florida Extension Office
Manatee County Animal Services
Bishop Museum
Wildlife Inc

 

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Photography

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Photography Open Exhibition
May 21 – Jun 21

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 23, 5:00-7:00pm

Photography is an open, photography only, juried exhibit.

Pick up Jun 22, 9am – 1pm

Juror: Angel Navarro. Angel owns and operates Angel Navarro Photography, Inc., a photography and digital design company, in Bradenton. The rewarding opportunity to provide photography education began when he joined Johnson Photo Imaging as their director of education. He soon discovered that what he understood needed to find its expression to teaching. As both an instructor and a full-time photographer, Angel discovered the rewards of teaching others photography. With each passing year comes the opportunity to meet new challenges and serve new clients. As one who has benefited from photography, I also feel a responsibility to pass on the skills which have served me so richly.

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