Annual Ringling College Staff, Continuing Studies & Special Programs, Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Englewood Art Center Instructors Exhibition

September 30 – November 2, 2011
Longboat Key Center for the Arts and Englewood Art Center

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries: Features paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Ringling College staff and instructors from each of its divisions.
[OPENING RECEPTION] Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 5–7 p.m.

Annual Ringling College Faculty Exhibitions

September 30 – October 26, 2011
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design

Selby Galleries I & II and Basch Gallery: Presenting work by faculty in the departments of Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Arts, Game Art and Design, Graphic and Interactive Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Photography & Digital Imaging, and the Liberal Arts Program.
[OPENING RECEPTION] Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 5–7 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011  (7pm)
Clothesline Gallery. Sarasota, FL

This weekend, celebrate the final night of Epic Proportions, an exhibition featuring illustration alumni, Keith Alvarado. The show includes 18 energetic new pieces created with an array of traditional media, from pen to inks to spray cans. All works are for sale.

Keith Alvarado has been nominated in The Society of Illustrators Student Annuals, winning notable awards in both 2009 and 2010. His work was exhibited at the Society of Illustrators Museum in New York City in 2009 and again in 2010. Most recently, he presented a solo show in Miami, entitled Kill Your Idol.

Alvarado upholds that, “At the core of all things great, no matter the style you prefer, proper design and composition are essential.” His stylistic influences include Paul Pope, Jon Foster, Tadahiro Uesugi, Sterling Hundley, Frank Stockton, and Rene Gruau.

The 529 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space run by Austin Kowal of Clothesline Tees. Surrounded by 1920s style lofts in the historic Burns Court District, this pop-up gallery features a new generation of fine artists and illustrators.

Free parking is available in the public parking lot located at Orange ave and Laurel.

For more info, call 941.724.6667

Material Matters – Art Center Sarasota

November 3 – December 31, 2011
Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota will present a new exhibition in the galleries titled Material Matters from November 3- December 31, 2011. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on November 3 from 5-7pm. Physically, and/or conceptually, material is integral to the creative process of all visual artists. Material Matters celebrates the use of materials from our modern world in the visual arts.

In the galleries: Improbable Fruit: Unfinished Explorations in Pursuit of a Materially Complex Built Environment (Architect Mark Weston’s laser cut wood sculptures); A National Show of Encaustic Work, curated by Elena De La Ville; Material Matters: A Look at Medium and Method, curated by Kim Anderson; and Material World- the all media, juried exhibition.

A National Show of Encaustic work (WOMEN AND WAX) will feature the works of leading artists in the field that are dedicated to the innovation of contemporary art and ideas. The aim of the exhibit is to provide a platform for dialogue and education while increasing the understanding and appreciation for encaustic art in Southwest Florida.

Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting where beeswax, resin and pigment are layered and fused to produce a luminous surface that captures and transforms light. These artists melt, layer, scrape, and sculpt, creating their individual visions in wax.

Invited artists: Karen Freeman, Joanne Mattera, Jane Allen Nodine, Nancy Natale, Neverne Covington, Binnie Birstein, Lisa Pressman, Laura Moriarty, Diana González Gondolfi, Catherine Nash, Elena De La Ville

Material Matters: A Look at Medium and Method curated by Kim Anderson
Participating Artists: Lauren Garber-Lake, John Westmark, Malaika Zweig, Erika Mahr, Jason Mitcham

About Art Center Sarasota:
Art Center Sarasota offers creative opportunities that are affordable and accessible to the entire community with approximately 27 exhibitions, 100 classes and educational programs for youth and adults and special events each year. Art Center Sarasota engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions for the novice to accomplished artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts. The Center showcases hundreds of emerging and established artists through curated and juried exhibitions throughout each exhibition season. Through an extensive education department, learners at Art Center Sarasota can take advantage of many art classes, workshops and artist demonstrations with nationally known and popular local instructors that appeal to every age and skill level. The education department also offers various programs such as lectures, panel discussions and films. Youth programs and Creative Kids Summer Art Camp nurture young, developing minds. The youth outreach program, Slice of Art, is an interactive experience for students K-12, is funded by grants and donations at no cost to the schools. It has become a valuable tool for arts educators.

Art Center Sarasota
Gallery Hours:
10am – 4pm Tuesday-Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone 941-365-2032
Fax 941-366-0585

Illest of Illustration – Adventures on the Horizon

October 14 (7:30pm) – October 24, 2011
Exhibition Hall, Ringling College of Art and Design

In fall 2006, a group of Illustration students created a gallery show to further display to underclassmen a set of skills, talent, dedication, and the creative drive that goes into a piece of artwork. Known as Illest of Ill’ , this art show has quickly become one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Student-run, the exhibition is also juried by world renowned illustrators such as El Coro, Sam Weber, Jillian Tamaki, Andrew Hem & Josh Cochran.

Illest 2011 is run by Scott Prather, Tarrah Belcher
Illest 2012 will be run by: Audrey Gonzalez, Natalie Andrewson and Angeline Chen!

For general inquiries: