Exhibitions

Welcome to Our 82nd Season!

ArtCenter Manatee is Manatee County's premier visual arts center featuring the artwork of many talented local, state and national artists. Exhibitions change monthly in the three galleries and the public is always welcome to the opening receptions to preview the artwork and meet the artists. Exhibits are free and open to the public excepting one national show - there is a nominal charge to cover shipping and insurance.

Art Opening Receptions
Each month, ArtCenter Manatee invites you to come to the opening reception for the exhibitions in the main galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, hors d’oeuvres, music and meet the artists.

ACM Member Show 2020 Call For Artists

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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

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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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Call For Artists: Small But MIGHTY

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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
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2019-20 Exhibition Requirements

2019-20 ArtCenter Manatee Exhibition Schedule
Download PDF: 2019-20 Exhibition Schedule Sep 

Originality:

  • Entries must be the original design of the artist completed in the last 3 years. (Sculptures completed in the last 5 years.) Class projects, of the artist’s own design, are acceptable.
  • Copies of someone else’s design are not acceptable. Source material must be original and not derived from any published or copyrighted images.
  • Only original work will be accepted; no reproductions (prints, giclees) except digital productions.
  • Work may be shown only once in an ACM open or member show.
  • Work may not be removed from the Artists’ Market to be shown in an exhibit.
  • Student Show – Only work done in a class or workshop at ArtCenter Manatee within the last year will be accepted to this show. One piece per instructor per medium.
  • Themes are suggestions only.

Size:

  • Maximum size for paintings is 7’ x 7’.
  • Any entry weighing over 50 lbs will be accepted at the discretion of the receiving committee and the artist must be available to assist with placement of the piece the day the show is hung.

Framing:

  • You may use glass in framed pieces under 22 x 28
  • We require Plexiglas on all framed work over 22 x 28
  • Unframed canvas need to be museum wrapped with painted edges.
  • All photographs are to be framed under glass or Plexiglas or printed on museum wrapped canvas.
  • All framed pieces should be wired, with wire ends wrapped with tape.
    Wire should be securely attached to the back of the frame with screw eyes, one third down from the top of the frame.
  • Saw tooth hangers, fishing line or chains will not be accepted.
  • Name, address and phone number must be written on the back of all art.
  • Yellow copy of entry form should be taped to the wire on the back-right side of the artwork.
  • Mats, glass and Plexiglas need to be clean and free of scratches.
  • Any entry not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.

Fees:

  • The entry fees are non-refundable.

Fee Schedule:

  • One Piece: $20 members, $30 non-members.
  • Two Pieces: $30 members, $50 non-members.
  • Three Pieces: $35 members, $65 non-members
  • Diptych: $25 ArtCenter Manatee members, $40 non-members
  • Triptych: $35 ArtCenter Manatee members, $60 non-members
  • Diptych and Triptych must be in matching frames

Withdrawal:

  • No work accepted for an exhibition may be substituted or withdrawn during the exhibit.

Sales:

  • Artwork sold will remain in the galleries until the published pick up date. The artist will receive 65% of the sale price.

Pick Up Deadline:

  • All work must be picked up on the designated pick up date.
  • Any artist who leaves work at the ArtCenter longer than 7 days after the pick up date will be charged $5 per day per piece.

Statement of Responsibility:

  • The ArtCenter will do everything possible to protect the work of the artists. The artist needs to understand that the ArtCenter cannot be responsible for loss or damage.
  • All work will be hung at the discretion of the Exhibition Committee. ArtCenter Manatee reserves the right of final presentation.
  • The judge will be responsible for choosing art for the exhibit and the award winners. Artists will be notified by phone or email if their work is not accepted.

Open and Member Shows:

  • Maximum of three entries per person.

Awards:

  • There must be a minimum of five (5) pieces in any award category to receive a cash award.