Big Art Blowout Sale

art blowout 2020 1up

Make room for all your new art!
Clean out your studio, garage, storage room!
Sell your stuff at our big art blowout!
  • 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 no later than Jan 31, 2020 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.
  • For more information visit  http://artcentermanatee.org/art-blowout-sale/

Log Sheet

Rules

ACM Member Show 2020 Call For Artists

member show banner

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

Opening Reception Thursday, Jan 16, 5-7pm

Online entry by Jan 3, 4:00pm

In-person entry Jan 11, 9:00-Noon

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.

Cash Awards. Artists may enter up to three pieces. Image by Larry Felder.

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. Rules and Regs. Become a  Member

1 piece – members $20, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
4 pieces – members $40, non-members $70
5 pieces – members $45, non-members $75
Diptych – members add $5, non-members add $10”
Triptych – members add $15, non-members add $30

Total
$0.00

Artist Info

 

Payment Options

 

Rules & Signature

 

Verification

 

A Walk in the Woods

Walk in the Woods banner_logobacvb

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:
Bradenton CVB Logo

Call For Artists: Small But MIGHTY

SMALL

An Open, All Media, Juried Show

In-Person Receiving Sat. Dec 14, 9:00-12:00

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. Each artist may enter up to 5 pieces that are each no more than 12″x 12″x 12″. The dimensions are of the final piece of art, including a frame if framed. All other rules and regulations apply.

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.

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.
Koala by Jean Cormier

1 piece – members $20, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
4 pieces – members $40, non-members $70
5 pieces – members $45, non-members $75
Diptych – members add $5, non-members add $10”
Triptych – members add $15, non-members add $30

Sponsor
Bradenton CVB Logo

Pottery Open Studio

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

      December Open Pottery Studio                                                  

dec ops

Sheryl Unwin

Unwin

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

orna banner 2

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

artful 2

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.

A Tapestry of Movement with James Griffin

tapestryKellogg Gallery Nov 12-Dec 13
Opening Reception Thursday, Nov 14, 5:00-7:00

The figure in motion has long been an inspiration for me. People walking on the street are fleeting, momentary visions. One moment the sidewalk can be crowded with pedestrians, the next, empty. The memory of the passers-by is haunting.

I began to study people in sketches when I first arrived in New York City in 1968. I carried a sketch book on the subway, in coffee shops, wherever there were people. Observed from a safe distance, my pen and ink drawings filled volumes of sketchbooks.

When I started using a camera to capture motion, my drawings became paintings. I loved how the shutter could stop action. A leg, outstretched to take a step, the body, shifting to transfer weight to the other leg. This was exciting!

I remembered seeing the photographic motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge, who broke the stride into a sequence of parts, using multiple cameras timed to trigger one after another.  I began standing with my camera on the street, shooting dozens of photos in quick succession as people moved through my viewfinder.

These photos became the basis of long freize-like paintings I called “Passacaglia”, that refers to a renaissance musical form, believed to have originated with street musicians. The name means “Passing along the Street”.

For over four decades I have been developing this series. It has taken many turns and grown wider in scope.  My Passacaglia series includes ballet dancers and marchers in a parade. This year I photographed people crossing a bridge in Florence and near the Coliseum in Rome.  It all began  with the humble sketchbook.

I have realized that my observations are always from a distance, choosing to remain anonymous to the people as I study them. I now understand that this is my true nature, to be an observer.

James Griffin

Giving Thanks

giving thanks 2

An Open, All Media, Juried Show

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

give awards

Juror: William Corr
Will Corr has been a teaching intern at the Maryland Institute College of Art and an adjunct instructor at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. Having resided in the Bradenton, Fla. area for the past 15 years, Will came to IMG Academy after teaching Fine Art at the State College of Florida in Bradenton, in addition to serving as an exhibitions preparatory at the Ringling College of Art & Design.

His works have been included in numerous national venues including: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Portsmouth Visual Arts Center, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, SOFA Chicago, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego and Art Palm Beach. He is also part of many corporate and private collections including: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Virginia Wesleyan College, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, Water Oak Advisors and many more.

Will received a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va., in 1994 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md., in 2002.

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

Sorry, but this form is no longer accepting submissions.

Snatch It! Art & More for Grabs! 2020

SAVE THE DATE!snatch it on red

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

TICKETS

 

Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County Call For Artists

FAF 2020 catalog
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
Feb 22, 2020, 9-5pm & Feb 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

Sponsor

Bradenton CVB Logo

Go Wild

go wild banner

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.

awards

 

 

 

 

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

Instructor showcase

 

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.

1st received cropped

3rd received

Helen Solomon

Helen SolomonHelen 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. Helen had 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.

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

Lolly ovens

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

FLICKINGER PHOTO Janet Flickinger

Flickinger Design Studio
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