Art Center Sarasota Calls for Artists to Submit Work to Florida’s Finest, A Juried Exhibit

Open Call accepts Florida-based Artists, All media and All subjects.

An entry may consist of 1 to 3 two-and three dimensional works in any variety of media. Florida artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in, Florida’s Finest, can bring their work to Art Center Sarasota on June 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online submissions are available from June 9 – 23, 2017 at this link, Florida’s Finest: Juried Exhibition. The exhibition includes these substantial awards ($1,500 for first prize; $1,000 for second prize; $500 for third prize; $250 for merit awards; and $100 for special recognitions). Florida’s Finest, is funded, in part, by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

Floridas Finest

Florida’s Finest, was created as an annual exhibition to showcase the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists, and includes two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. Lynn Whitelaw, former Director and Curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, will be jurying this year’s exhibition, which is installed in all four of the center’s galleries.

Rules and Regulations https://goo.gl/6ihxoK

Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL
941-365-2032
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Artist Talk: A Conversation with Amy Ernst

Art Center Sarasota presents an artist talk with exhibiting artist, Amy Ernst who currently has a show up titled, The Third Entity

Thursday, June 14, 2017
3:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Join us over some light refreshments and food and learn about Amy’s process and inspiration with her monoprint artworks. There will be catalogs for sale with a suggested donation of $5.99, all proceeds will go to the Art Center Sarasota. A catalog signing with the artist herself will occur after the talk.

On View May 25 – June 30, 2017, The Third Entity: Works by Amy Ernst and Amy Ragus

“The Third Entity” investigates the shared methods and subjects of Amy Ernst and Amy Ragus, two artists who work primarily in collage. Their works on paper include Ragus’ digital photo collages and Ernst’s monoprints and paper collage, as well as collaborative pieces created specifically for this exhibit.

“Both artists use methods that place separate pieces of imagery, texture, or pattern in a simultaneous image,” says Sarah Viviana Valdez, Art Center Sarasota’s exhibition coordinator.

“This layering creates unexpected tensions that transport the imagery into the realm of the surreal. They’re open to the fluidity of random combinations.” Valdez adds that the artists have been good friends since the 1970s.

Amy Ernst, a Sarasota resident, is the fourth generation of artists in her family; her great-grandfather Philip was a portrait painter; her grandfather Max was a surrealist master; and her father, Jimmy Ernst, was a leading abstract painter. Ernst makes a unique contribution to this profound family legacy with collages and monoprints. The artist notes that she works from within: “The imagery flows through meditative inspiration. Almost like automatic writing, it becomes and then begins to breathe life once the image is created. When I’m asked how long it takes for me to complete a work, I answer ‘a lifetime and a moment.’”

Amy Ernst

Amy Ragus’ photo-collages have been exhibited in one-person and group exhibits in the U.S. and abroad. Trained as a painter at Wellesley College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA), she turned to photography in the 1980s. She describes herself as, “a painter who uses photo fragments as brushstrokes on a larger field.” Ragus is a three-time MacDowell Fellow and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood and other venues around the country. Most of the collages in this exhibit were shot in and around locations in Sarasota County.

Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL
941-365-2032
artsarasota.org

JEFFERY A. CORNWELL- PAINTINGS

Fine Arts alumnus Jeffery Cornwell draws inspiration from the natural environment and the relationship of sky to land.

June 12 – Sept 22, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7pm
PATRICIA THOMPSON GALLERY

Jeffery Cornwell studied at Ringling College of Art. He then apprenticed with Toro Yamamoto and honed his skills as a freelance painter.

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and alternative spaces. His work has been represented by galleries in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and on the west coast of the United States. His work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is an active member of the SARTQ artists collective.

Cornwell is an Adjunct Art Instructor VPA program at Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida. As an educator, he teaches in the Teen Studios at Ringling College and is the coordinator of the College’s Summer Teen Studio program.

Cows 1, 2, 3, 4, acrylic on museum board, 2015, 8 x 10 inches

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Summer Gallery Hours
Through August 11, 2017

Monday through Friday
9am to 4pm

SARTQ Print Party 2017

Celebrate art with music, food and brews at the 9th annual SARTQ Print Party, hosted by Mandeville Beer Garden!

APRIL 29TH, 2017
Mandeville Beer Garden

SARTQ’s 9th Annual Print Party. Come prepared with new, old, used, and forgotten clothing to make new again. For $5 per print, you can get a custom, one-of-a-kind design from one (or all) of the SARTQ Artist Members.

Bring tshirts, shorts, skirts, baby clothes, dog shirts… anything that you can lay flat and will absorb ink! Choose from 15 different original screenprinting designs made by 10 unique artists, as well as a special Mandeville silkscreen just for the event! Bring the kids, and have creative fun with your choices!

Date: SATURDAY, April 29th, 2017
Time: 11am-7pm
Each print only $5
Bring your own items or purchase a blank t-shirt to print at the event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/399314987091010/

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32 beers + Kombucha on tap. New beers daily.
Outside Garden with picnic table seating,
Ping Pong and Cornhole Toss.

Do you like to volunteer? sartq.org/volunteer

MANDEVILLE BEER GARDEN
428 N. LEMON AVE. SRQ 34236
941-954-8688

Exploding Sailboats; an Exhibition of Prints by Samantha Burns

Exploding Sailboats; Recollecting a Year in Solitude, an Exhibition of Prints Merging Traditional and New Media Processes by Samantha Burns

March 24 – April 21, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 24 (6:30-8:30PM)
New College of Florida- Isermann Gallery

Samantha Burns is proud to present her latest body of works in the exhibit, Insula Insula, at the Isermann Gallery from March 24 – April 21, 2017 in Sarasota, FL.  The exhibit, sponsored by the New College of Florida’s Division of Humanities, will include a collection of monoprints by Burns, developed using traditional and new media applications within printmaking.  Opening Reception is Friday, March 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm where the artist will be present to discuss the development of this exhibition, as well as her experiences as the New College of Florida’s 2015-16 Visiting Artist.

 Insula Insula Samantha Burns

A small departure from the time-based installations Burns typically fabricates, these pieces discuss themes rooted in her creative practice such as memory, experience, and recovery. The artworks featured in this exhibit were created by enhancing traditional, relief-printing techniques through the use of a laser cutter to cut out and etch images on paper.  The three series, consisting of fifty pieces, are interconnected through their use of fragmented imagery, themes, and materials.  In one series, Florida sceneries are subtly etched onto the paper accompanied by pieces of vibrant chine-collé prints providing the viewer a glance at what could have been.

Samantha Burns
Monoprint by Samantha Burns

This exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of the New College of Florida and Florida State University College of Fine Arts, to award a recent MFA graduate and emerging artist a position to teach printmaking at NCF. As recipient of this award, Burns (FSU, MFA’14) created and taught various printmaking courses at New College while developing the bodies of work being exhibited from March 24 through April 21st.
 
The Isermann Gallery is part of the New College of Florida’s Caples Campus in the Fine Arts Buildings. It is located at 5315 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660922917537066/

The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 12-5pm.

5315 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234