Petticoat Painters – Sarasota Arts

Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017
November 1 – December 17, 2017
Center for Arts and Humanity

A group exhibit featuring one of the oldest continuously showing group of professional women painters in the USA. A variety of techniques, styles and subject will add to the interest and charm of the exhibit.

Petticoat Painters
Petticoat Painters at Arts Alliance Sarasota

The Petticoat Painters is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the U.S. This group was formed in 1953 to showcase the talents of female artists at a time when women had difficulty in finding venues to show their work.

Learn more about the Petticoat Painters on their website.

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Center for Arts and Humanity
Downstairs Conference Rooms
1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Connoisseurship Series: Restoring a Masterpiece, Greg Hall & Robert Essner

Join architect Greg Hall and Umbrella House owner Robert Essner as they lead us through the intricate process of restoring this Modern masterpiece.

Thursday 30 November 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House is an icon of residential architecture designed by Paul Rudolph. Built as a “spec” house in 1953, it is representative of southwest Florida’s post-World War II design movement, colloquially known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Named for its distinctive parasol louvered shading structure, the design is indicative of the innovative passive energy systems employed by architects in the days before central cooling became standard. The structure had been compromised during a hurricane, and needed to be brought to current code, ensuring a myriad of challenging conservation, restoration and connoisseurship decisions that appropriately balance design intent, budgetary realities and safety issues. Hall and Essner will share their creative process with us, through this intimate, behind-the-scenes examination of “Restoring a Masterpiece.”

The Sarasota Museum of Art

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail

Desireé Moore @ Tempus Projects

Cunsthaus is proud to present Bare Your Teeth, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist Desireé

November 18, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus, Tampa

Working primarily in film and video, Moore (b. 1986, Indianapolis; lives in St. Petersburg, FL) explores the social complexities of gender, and specifically the cultural norms assigned to women and girls. She states, “Bare Your Teeth isolates moments of gesture to consider the feminine experience within culturally accepted sexism and harassment. In some ways, these tactics have been perpetuated into normalcy, a convenient disguise protected by civility. Benevolence is not a shield, and ignorance is not acceptable.” These issues are timely, as women continue to step forward publicly with stories of sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and the art world. The harassment is not new, but the widespread public acknowledgment of it is.


Renowned author Margaret Atwood has stated,

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

Through video and sculpture, Bare Your Teeth examines the power dynamics at work in women’s laughter and smiles, and the ways that the smallest gestures by a woman become sexualized.

Moore earnerd her MFA in 2013 from the University of South Florida and her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Her video projects have been screened in group exhibitions across the country, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as part of the three-venue Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Moore is the recipient of a 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant.

About Cunsthaus:
Cunsthaus was established in the spring of 2016 by fourteen women in the Tampa Bay Area with practices in education, visual art, music, curation, and writing. Sited next to artist-run gallery space Tempus Projects, established in 2009, Cunsthaus is further developing the Seminole Heights neighborhood as an arts destination. Offering unique exhibitions and events spanning a range of media and a varied survey of artists, Cunsthaus’ primary mission is to create a space for artistic expression, dialogue and reflection contributing to the arts community within the local neighborhood of Seminole Heights and the Tampa Bay region.

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Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus
4634 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

George Pappas @ SCF Gallery

November 17 2017 -January 19, 2018
SCF Fine art Gallery, Bradenton

The Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a free reception for the opening of its newest exhibit “Coiled Phrase” by artist George Pappas 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, Building 11, Room 125, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

George Pappas
George Pappas to Present “Coiled Phrase”

The exhibit, which will run Nov. 17-Jan. 19, will feature mixed media and recent paintings by Pappas. The exhibit is a nod to the legacy of Sarah and George Pappas, beloved members of the SCF community. Dr. Sarah Pappas served as president of the college from 1997 until 2008. George Pappas will donate a painting from the exhibition to SCF’s new Library & Learning Center which is set to open in 2018.

For information, contact Katherine Bzura, gallery director at or 941-752-5225.

Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF)
Building 11, Room 125, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

Head Cream: Neil Bender @ Tempus Projects

Saturday, November 18,2017 (7-9PM)
Tempus Projects, Tampa

Tempus Projects, is pleased to present Head Cream, recent works by artist Neil Bender. Bender’s exhibition, Head Cream is an assortment of ‘paper objects floating a disjointed stage of flattened, painted limbs’.

Neil Bender’s work is the epitome of Boucher’s quote:

“I detest the natural world because it is too green and poorly lit”

The aim of the work is to seduce and give pleasure through imagery that is social and accessible, that loves the idea of surface as a way of picturing honest yet mischievous belief systems. The work is a communicative device that takes imagery that is exploited by our popular culture and forms a new interface for open dialogue, with an interest in pleasure, sensuality, and black humor as the starting points. Through a restructuring of provocative images, he hopes to open up new contents that are potentially morally questionable.

Head Cream: Neil Bender
Head Cream: Neil Bender @ Tempus Projects

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Tempus Projects
4636 N Florida Ave. Tampa 33603