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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

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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

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Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna

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Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna Open Exhibition
May 21 – Jun 21

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

Pick up Jun 22, 9am – 1pm

Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna is an open, all media, juried exhibit.

 

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Juror: Stephanie Chill. Stephanie is Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, which is an encyclopedic institution. Her scope of work includes working closely with the Asian art collection—historic to contemporary. Through her work in the museum field, Chill aims to integrate art appreciation with cultural understanding. At the MFA, she curated Dorothy Height’s Hats and We Do Not Work Alone: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Chill is the in-house curator of the upcoming Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, which will open on June 22, 2019.

Petticoat Painters Annual Exhibition

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April 2-April 26
Opening Reception, April 4, 5:00-7:00

Kellogg Gallery

The Petticoat Painters, formed in 1953, is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the U.S.

While we revere our history, each generation of members evolves its own identity framed by contemporary thinking. As we continue to engage new members, we actively move into the twenty first century in concert with the dynamic metamorphosis in art philosophy and aesthetics.

The Petticoat Painters are motivated by their individual process of making art. Each artist has a firm commitment to moving beyond the boundaries of materials, of techniques, of standard images and preconceived notions.

All the members of the group are inspired by the camaraderie and vibrant association with each other. Each person is encouraged to continue her journey of exploration and the development of artistic endeavors.

The group of work on display from our members is a tribute to our member Eleanor Merritt who has recently passed away. Her energy and passion for our work will be sorely missed.

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Image: Eleanor Merritt

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Sumi-e Society of America 55th Annual Exhibit

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Sumi-e Society of America
Oct 30-Nov 30

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On October 30th, ArtCenter Manatee welcomes the Sumi-e Society of America to their galleries.

SUMI-E is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. East Asian Painting and writing developed together in ancient China using the same materials —brush and ink on paper. Emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush. The Chinese speak of “writing a painting” and “painting a poem.” A great painting was judged on three elements: the calligraphy strokes, the words of the poetry (often with double meanings and subtle puns) and the ability of the painting strokes to capture the spirit (Ch’i) of nature rather than a photographic likeness. The artists of Japan, Korea and Malaysia learned from the Chinese and then developed their own versions of East Asian brush painting.

Landscape with Gazebo_RomersteinThe Society was created in New York in 1963 by Professor Motoi Oi to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting. Until 1978, its annual exhibitions were held in New York City. When asked why he had started the Sumi-e Society, Mr. Oi answered, in part, “In the East, paintings reflect the great joy of culture. They are a reflection of an intense personal idiom. My idea was to provide a means through which the fresh, new spirit of American culture could be viewed in Sumi-e.”

Over the years, the Society as grown and there are many chapters in the United States. The Sarasota Chapter is sponsoring this 55th Annual Juried Exhibit, along with the National Chapter. The exhibit includes 112 paintings by artists from 18 states and Germany. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The reception will be Friday, Nov 2, 4-6pm.

The juror for the exhibit will be Professor Yifei Gan. Professor Gan is an internationally recognized artist and curator whose drawings, paintings, digital media and traditional Chinese brush paintings have been exhibited in solo and invitational exhibitions throughout the US, Europe, and China. Professor Gan will also be conducting workshops at the ArtCenter. While the first workshop is full, there are a few seats remaining in the one on November 5-6, Monday & Tuesday, 9-4. Call the ArtCenter to reserve your seat: 941-746-2862.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Landscape with Gazebo by Keiko Romerstein
Life Plan by Aiko Anderson

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The exhibit is sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.