Giving Thanks Call For Artists

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An Open, All Media, Juried Show

Online Entry Ends Nov 1, 4:00pm
In-Person Receiving Nov 9, 9:00-12:00

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

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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Go Wild

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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.

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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.

Art Works

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Jun 25- Jul 26
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Opening Reception Jun 27, 5:00-7:00

Art Works is an open, all media, juried exhibit.

The artwork in this exhibit is a fabulous testament to the breadth of talent in the Tampa Bay region. I was delighted by the diversity of media and subject matter presented here, even if it did make the award selection very difficult. As a juror, there are many things I look for in great artwork, including emotional presence, technical skill and innovation, and content or narrative. The best artworks will have all of those in excessive measure, creating both immediate and lasting impact. I could get lost for hours in the award-winning pieces, for their complex formal relationships, intricate mark-making, and powerful expression. I am very grateful for the opportunity to sit with each and every artwork here and want to congratulate every artist for having the courage to create your work and to share it with our community.

Juror: Nathan Beard

Pick up Date: Jul 27, 9:00am – 1:00pm

 

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.