Big Art Blowout Online Form

Complete this form to sell up to two pieces of art online.

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  • All items must be priced between $10 and $100 in $10 increments. All sales final
 

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Call For Artists: Ornament Extravaganza

Help us deck our halls for the 2nd Annual Ornament Extravaganza!

On Display: Nov 24 – Dec 31

Register by: Sep 8
Receiving: Nov 11 & 20, by appointment only
Pick up: Jan 1-8

Call or email Heather to register:
941.746.2862
heather@artcentermanatee.org

Free Class & Project Demos

ArtCenter Manatee is offering a series of free demo videos to introduce you to select classes and instructors, as well as to bring you a few art projects for children. All the demos and projects will be posted to our YouTube Channel where you may view them as many times as you’re like.

Create Exhibition

 

On Display: June 16 – August 6 (Thursday) in all galleries

Pick up: Friday, August 7, 9:00-4:00pm

This open, all media, juried exhibit is sponsored by the Bradenton Area Arts & Culture.

 

 

 

Juror’s Statement
First of all, what a pleasure and honor it is to be welcomed into ArtCenter Manatee, in the middle of June of 2020, as uncertainty swirls around us. What I came to find in the impressive entries submitted to “Create,” was the very spirit that sustains us when we struggle. Over and over again, the work spoke of universal ideas and shared experience witnessed and reported in a lyrical use of varied media. The themes that emerge after a sustained look: memory, tenderness, frustration, fragility and resilience. My selections reflect the ability of the chosen work, an apparent core desire, to communicate clearly. I can see the labor in my selections and the intention of the artist reaches me in a way that feels surprising, insightful, and memorable. The bravery and innovation I walk away remembering is a welcome gift. Thank you.

Katherine Bzura Gallery Director, Assistant Professor State College of Florida

Juror: Katherine Bzura
Bzura has been a photographer (and the Vice President of a multi-million dollar woman-owned aerial photography company), an art consultant for painters and sculptors in New York, and an award-winning gallery owner in Ybor City.  She is now committed to showcasing art in Bradenton, and bringing examples of creativity and resilience into the lives of students at State College of Florida. In her current roles as Gallery Director of the Gallery @ SCF, the curator of the Art Collection @ SCF and an Assistant Professor teaching art history and art appreciation, Bzura continues to focus on the connections that exist between artists of all types and the communities and audiences they seek to reach. Katherine Bzura is a Florida native, the first National Merit Scholar to ever sign a four-year athletic scholarship at the University of South Florida who went on earn her Master’s Degree in Art History there.

 

Digital Art Quilt

We thank all the artists who participated in our digital art quilt for the 2020 Giving Challenge to help show the power of art to heal. We received 79 pieces of art. All we can say is WOW! and Thanks!

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Watercolor Works: Kathy Simon-McDonald: Kellogg Gallery & Online Exhibit

Kellogg Gallery
May 11-June 12
Pickup: June 13, 9:00-4:00

View the watercolor works of Kathy Simon-McDonald in the Kellogg Gallery and online. Our Galleries will be open M-Sat beginning May 11 from 9:00-4:00. We will be wearing masks and ask that you do as well, and we’ll comply with the CDC guideline of 6 ft social distancing.

“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 Exhibit

Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries
May 11-June 12
Pickup: June 13, 9:00-4:00

An open, all media, juried exhibit
View the all media works online or in our Galleries. Our Galleries will be open M-Sat beginning May 11 from 9:00-4:00. We will be wearing masks and ask that you do as well, and we’ll comply with the CDC guideline of 6 ft social distancing.

Exhibit Program PDF

Feb Open Pottery Studio

Sterling Edwards

Sterling Edwards is a contemporary watermedia master who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a resident of North Carolina since 1973.

In 2007 Sterling was honored to be awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and in 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA).

Sterling was a featured artist in the fall 2001 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine’s Ones to Watch” and has been featured in numerous other magazine and newspaper articles. In 2009 he was a featured artist in the book, Best of America Watermedia Artists”. He is the author of the best selling North Light book Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process” and is a featured artist in numerous  other books by various national and international publishers including, “Masters of Watercolor”, published in 2015 by Russian artist and author, Konstantin Sterkhov. Sterling is also the designer of a signature line of multi-media paint brushes and a watercolor palette that are marketed internationally.

In 2013 Sterling was proudly accepted by invitation into the International Watercolor Society (IWS) and in 2015 was awarded a lifetime signature membership into the internationally renowned Whiskey Painters of America (WPA), the most unique and exclusive miniature painting society in the world.  In 2017 he was awarded signature membership status in the National Watercolor Society (NWS).

Highly respected among his peers, Sterling is often commissioned to jury national and international art competitions. His award-winning paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Sterling works from his home studio in Lewisville, North Carolina.

AGAMI Boundaries Erased

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Pick up is 3:00-6:00 on Friday Feb 7

 

Artists’ Guild Of Anna Maria Island (AGAMI), 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Boundaries Erased. An open, all media, juried exhibit curated by AGAMI, whose mission is to promote and support creative processes by bringing together all Artists – visual and performing and writers – to share experiences, expertise and work together to develop and promote the artistic community.

Juror: Dean Mitchell, a national and internationally acclaimed artist whose work can be found in corporate and museum collections across the country. He is celebrated for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes and has received more than 400 awards.

Awards

Best of Show $500
Susanna Spann “Friday on Frenchmen Street”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

First Place $400
Cheryl Jorgensen “Busy Day in Thailand”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Second Place $300
Doreen Renner “Cardinal Rule”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Third Place $200
Lu Ann Widergren “Morning View from Rod-n-Reel”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Excellence in Photography $100
Cathy Tobias “Great Migration!”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cathy Tobias “Flamingo Delight”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Merit Awards $50
Patricia Kness “In the Breeze”
Sponsor: Jo Anne Curtan, A Paradise Realty

Sandy Staley “Market Baskets”
Sponsor: Jo Anne Curtan, A Paradise Realty

Roger Rockefeller “Autumn Market”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Karen de Leon Stuart “Mark Had Always Wanted to Travel”
Sponsor: Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Honorable Mentions $25
Rick Dziak “Anna Maria Beach”
Sponsor: Rosebay International, Inc., Katharine Pepper

Kathy Simon-McDonald “Chalk Artist VI”
Sponsor: Rosebay International, Inc., Katharine Pepper

George Fischer “Kim”
Sponsor: Rosebay International, Inc., Katharine Pepper

Donna Grossman “Midsummer’s Night Dream”
Sponsor: Rosebay International, Inc., Katharine Pepper

Pickup Saturday, Feb 8th, 9:00-Noon

For more information, contact AGAMI

Agami sponsors

Three Modern Masters

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Kellogg Gallery

February 11, 2020- March 13, 2020

Opening Reception February 13, 5:00-7:00

A curated exhibit featuring three world-class watercolor masters: Dean Mitchell AWS, NWS, TWSA; John Salminen, AWS, NWS, TWSA; and Thomas Schaller, AWS, NWS, TWSA.

Also on display will be the Annual Aqueous Show by the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

The artists will be at the Opening Reception.

Images from top left: Urban America or Broken Wealth by Dean Mitchell, Bridge – China by Thomas Schaller, Setting Up by John Salminen

Dean Mitchell:

Florida artist Dean Mitchell is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell is well known for his figurative works, landscapes and still lifes. In addition to watercolors, he is accomplished in other media, including egg tempera, oil and pastel.

Mitchell has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York TimesChristian Science MonitorAmerican ArtistArtist MagazineFine Art International and Art News.

His art can be found in corporate and museum collections across the country, including: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas; The Autry National Center, Los Angeles; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Gadsden Art Center Quincy, Florida; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio and the Library of Congress.

He has received the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal, Allied Artist of American Gold Medal in Watercolor and Oil, Thomas Moran Award from the Salmagundi Club in New York, Remington Professional League, and for three years in a row the Best in Show Award from the Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National Competition. In 2004 and 2007, he received the Autry National Center Award for Watercolor at the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and sale. Mitchell is a member of several professional societies, including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.

“I am always searching for a sense of place—a sense of intimacy in my work,” he says.

John Salminen:

Salminen had won more than 195 awards in national and international watercolor art exhibitions and competitions. These include the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal, the First Place Silver Star Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition, the 2009 Silver Medal With Honor from Allied Artistand the Biennial Award in the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Biennial Exhibition. He was invited to China in 2010 to receive this Biennial Award in person and was invited back to China a second time to represent the United States in the Lushan International Watercolor Festival. Salminen has also gained recognition for his mixed-medium abstract paintings. One of his experimental paintings won first place in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2000 art competition.

Salminen’s paintings have been featured in national and international magazines such as the American Artist’s Watercolor MagazineThe Artist’s MagazineWatercolor MagicInternational ArtistL’Art de L’Aquarelle and Chinese Watercolor Quarterly. His work has also been featured in many books, including L’Art de L’Aquarelle Le Libre, Splash and the North Light publication Art Journey America: Landscapes.

Salminen is included in Who’s Who In American Art and Who’s Who in America. “John Salminen is one of America’s most highly recognized watercolorists.” – quote from the Artist’s Magazine.

Thomas Schaller:

Thomas W. Schaller is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in Los Angeles. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferris Memorial Prize. He has authored three books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor (VNR – McGraw Hill) The Art of Architectural Drawing (J.Wiley and Sons)and  Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master – a retrospective of his recent artwork released by North Light Books / F+W Media and now Penguin / Random House, NYC  in 2018.

His work is collected world-wide and is part of a number of permanent collections including The Johhan Museum: Shanghai: The Watermark Museum; Fabriano: The Tchoban Foundation; Berlin: The Pacific Arts Foundation; Newport Beach, The Museum of Watercolor, Mexico City. His artwork has been featured in prestigious International Watercolor Masters exhibitions in over twenty countries including:  Universal Watercolor Maestro Biennale 2019 -Shanghai: “Cities in Motion” Exhibition, Moscow;  First International World of High Watercolor Exposition : Moscow; “Geniuses of Watercolor” Exhibition , New Delhi, India; Fabriano in Aquarello ,Italy 2016,17,18; The Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club NYC: Master Exhibition of Watercolor; Johhan Museum of Art; Shanghai, Lake-Blue Heaven – Qingdao, China:  Silk Road International Exposition, Xi’an; Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, National Watercolor Society/China Exchange Exhibition, Masters of Watercolor; St Petersburg. and in the USA in exhibitions of The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Architecture in Perspective, among many others. He has been a featured presenter at the Plein-Air  Conference PACE in San Diego, the Roman Watercolor Society, Rome, The National Watercolor Society, the California Art Club, and the Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow.

Admission $5.00

Gallery Hours: M/F/S 9-5, T/W/Th 9-6. Closed Sunday.

Call For Artists: Big Art Blowout, August 8, 2020

Sign up today to participate in the Big Art Blowout where everything you sell is priced from $10 to $100 in $10 increments. Space is limited so sign up today! Call Christina at 941.746.286 

Rules and Regs

  • You must be a member of ArtCenter Manatee
    Each artist will have 4 ft of space on a table we provide and the wall behind it.
  • Space is limited – please contact us if you’d like to participate.
  • No charge to participate – 30% commission to ArtCenter Manatee (a 501c3 non-profit), 70% to you!
  • Work must be original and the artist must be present. Set up 8:00-10:00, sale 10:00-3:00.
  • All work must be priced $10 to $100, in $10 increments.
  • Each artist must provide a log sheet, attached.
  • Call Christina at 941.746.2862 to register.

Online Option: All artists that participate in the Big Art Blowout may submit two pieces to be displayed for sale online. Pieces online cannot be the same as pieces in the Art Blowout. Pricing rules apply. Images should be high-quality and no larger that 1 MB. Orientation is square. Keep backgrounds simple so the art is the focus. Naming convention is required – any pieces that deviate will not be sold. Online form is required. Please do not email information to us. Required image name format: Artist_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Price.

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ACM Members Show 2020

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Pick up is 3:00-6:00 on Friday Feb 7

A member only all media, juried exhibit.
Searle & Reid Hodges Galleries
Jan 14-Feb 7

Opening Reception Thursday, Jan 16, 5-7pm

They come from as far away as Quebec and as close as next door. Some are painters, some are sculptors, some are potters, some are jewelers, and some are wood workers. Though their tools vary, they share a talent and passion for creating something from nothing, for seeing the world from a different perspective. Every year, we celebrate them and their work in our Members Exhibit.

1st Place: Mom Loved to Sew by Larry Felder.

Juror: Cassia Kite is an interdisciplinary artist who created Soundstitching, a multimedia project that transforms color from a hand-stitched image into a musical composition that can be interpreted by a musician and/or performance artist. Kite has collaboratively produced large-scale work for chamber ensemble and dancers using color-coded graphic scores derived from her hand-stitched tapestries. Kite’s work was premiered at the KANEKO in Omaha, Nebraska in July of 2017. She has been featured as an experimental composer and visual artist in music festivals, museums and universities. Kite has been awarded artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in 2018 and The Hambidge Creative Residency Program in 2019. She is the recipient of the Paul J. Smith Excellence in Fibers Award from the Fiber Art Network 2018.

Kite was born in Auburn, Nebraska. She earned a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, and a B.S. in Art Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 2003. She completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida in 2010. Currently, Kite is a Visual Art Instructor in the fine arts program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and resides in Sarasota, FL.

Kite is represented by Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in Omaha, Nebraska and State of the Arts Gallery in Sarasota, FL.

Member 2020 awards

 

A Walk in the Woods

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December 17, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Opening Reception, December 19, 2019, 5 pm – 7 pm

A four person exhibit with whimsical horse sculptures surrounded by three talented landscape artists who each interpret the forest in their own style.

Participating Artists:
Mindy Colton – 3D
Approximately 15 – 20 sculptures
Cheryl Moody – 2D
Evelyn McCorristin Peters – 2D
Cecile Moran – 2D

Sponsor:
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Small But Mighty

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An Open, All Media, Juried Show

On Display Dec 17 -Jan 10
Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries

Opening Reception Dec 19, 5:00-7:00

Small But Mighty is an all media, juried show. Featuring art that is no more than 12″x 12″x 12″. The dimensions are of the final piece of art, including a frame if framed.

Pick up: January 11, 2020, 9-Noon

Images from left:
1st place Stop Stone Stacking by Jean Cormier
2nd place Golden Coconuts by Terry Denson
3rd place Ships Ahoy! by Marg Williamson

Small But Mighty Awards

Juror: Diane Mannion
“I hope my paintings reflect the energy, the light, the people, of the place and time that I live. I paint for joy!” Diane Mannion, contemporary realist, landscape, still life, figurative. Sketches on location in watercolor, pastel, or oil. Studio work oil on canvas. Born in New York, Floridian for over twenty years. Diane studied at Pratt Institute, and State University of New York with graduate studies. As an illustrator Diane published over sixty children’s books and textbooks and was author/illustrator of twelve children’s books. Diane had the honor of a solo show at the Bay Preserve in Osprey for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. Diane is a member of Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, American Society of Marine Artists, Portrait Society of America.

 

Sponsor:
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Pottery Open Studio

Until further notice, the pottery studio will only be open to students currently enrolled in a class. Students must register in advance to reserve a slot. Each student may take one 3-hour session per week. You may register the first day of your class for that week and on Saturday for the following week. Limit will be 6 students per session.

The Pottery Studio is available for use during regular business hours by ArtCenter Manatee members who have completed one ceramics class at ArtCenter Manatee in the past two years. Open studio is available only when classes are not in session. There is a fee for use of Open Studio if you are not in a ceramics class. Each session is up to 3 hours. A full day is up to 6 hours. If you are currently enrolled in a ceramics class you have a one week grace period after your last class date. You must sign in and out at the front desk at all times. If you do not sign in/out, it will be considered an all day open studio. You must provide your own materials. Clay may be purchased for $35 per 25 lbs. Price includes glazes and firing.

Please call before coming to ensure schedule has not changed.

          • Single Open Studio: $9 for one, 3-hour session
          • 6-pack Open Studio: $42 for six, 3-hour sessions
          • 12-pack Open Studio: $72 for twelve, 3-hour sessions

Sheryl Unwin

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I am originally from Massachusetts and grew up in a beautiful town 30 miles north of Boston, now living in North Port, Florida. My interest in the arts started at a very young age, and by the time I was 13 and a freshman at Billerica Memorial High School I decided that being an artist was going to be my career of choice. I have been Illustrating portraits of various subjects for well over 20 years.

I attended the Art Institute of Boston in 1984 and studied Illustration with a minor in Graphic Design, hoping to become a successful Magazine Illustrator. Back then, my artistic path took me down the road of printing and mechanical drawing. I worked at various printing companies from 1984 to 1997. Even though my path as an artist seemed to change to graphic design it has never stopped my passion to draw and illustrate the subjects that I love which are people, wildlife and pets.

I lived in Great Britain for eight fantastic years and loved the vast amount of culture, arts, nature, and the fabulous countryside. Then in 2005 we moved to the US and have been enjoying the beauty of Florida living, culture, wildlife and fabulous scenery that only the Gulf Coast of Florida can give to you each and every day.

Today my passion for animals and nature has taken me to create color and graphite pencil drawings of some of my most favorite subjects. I will draw from the largest of wildlife creatures to the smallest of domestic pets. This has become my passion and interest of choice but I still love to do Portraits of people as well.

Classes with Sheryl Unwin

Ornament Extravaganza

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November 12-December 13, Searle Gallery

Opening Reception November 14, 5:0-7:00

Thousands of handcrafted ornaments in clay, wood, glass, metal, basket weaving, glass, wire wrap, egg, fabric, mosaic and more!

The ornaments are not included in the ArtFul Holidays Party & Sale in the Artisan Market.

Artful Holidays 2019

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Nov 14, 5:00-7:00
Music by Ring Sarasota

Giveaways / Cookies & Refreshments / An Ornament Extravaganza and a special sale in the Artisan market – save 15%.

The sale does not include any items on exhibit in the galleries including the Ornament Extravaganza. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Director’s Circle membership discount will apply.

Market sale will continue on Nov 15 & 106, 9:00-5:00.