An Open, All Media, Juried Exhibition
Exhibit: Sep 8-Sep 24
Reception: Sep 23, virtual or live TBD
Pick up: Sep 25
The first show of the 2021-2022 season is Create, an open, all media, juried exhibit. Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces. The all media work will be displayed in all Galleries. All artists welcome. Please see the exhibition requirements.
First Place: Martin Dunn, Crossroad
Second Place: Carla Rudolph, 60ish
Third Place: Joanna Coke, Leilani
Merit: Kathy Simon McDonald, The Chalk Artist
Nathan Miller, Kingdom of the Savannah Warrior
Mike Knapp, Into the Future?
Joyce Ely Walker, Fragments
Larry Felder, Heidi
Juror Statement: It was a pleasure to jury an exhibition for ArtCenter Manatee. Making selections for an exhibition with so many outstanding entries, was not an easy task, nor one I took lightly. My decisions were informed by the ways the works speak to one another, and the ways in which so many artists eloquently meet the moment by responding to recent pivotal shifts fueled by social media, Black Lives Matter, the #metoo movement, COVID, and the devastating effects of climate change. I am also excited by the way much of the art cleverly responds to art historical conventions, finding new ways to reinvigorate and question the past. As an artist, educator, and juror, like you I am one set of eyes, and from my vantage point, I am excited and encouraged by the work and the conversations created through this dynamic collection of art.
Juror: Caui Lofgren (Bradenton, FL) was born in Eugene, OR, and raised in Minneapolis, MN, and Northern California. He received his MFA and BFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. He is currently the chair of the fine art program at IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Art at New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL and Sante Fe College, Gainesville, FL. His work has been exhibited at the Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL and Art Center Sarasota, FL. He is included in the Drawing Center Viewing Program artist registry and has been included in the past two yearly publications of Manifest International Drawing Annual (6&7), an international juried survey of contemporary drawing.