Annual Creators & Collectors Art Tour

March 8th & 9th, 2013
Various Locations

Enjoy the unique opportunity of visiting 8 Sarasota area Artists at their studios plus the Galleria at Ringing College featuring 12 additional artists.

March 8th & 9th, 2013
Various Locations

Enjoy the unique opportunity of visiting Sarasota area Artists at their studios plus the Galleria at Ringing College. Meet the artists and learn about their techniques. Explore their studios and view their art. Art works will be available for purchase.

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This annual two day tour is a unique event featuring hundreds of works of art by well established working artists in Sarasota County. This self-guided tour will be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013. There are 7 studios to visit on the tour featuring the art work of 8 Artists. The studio Artists for the tour are: Bill Buchman, Larry Forgard, Ki Woon Huh, William Kelley, John Seerey Lester, Suzie Seerey-Lester, David Wilson, and R.O. Woody. The Ringling College of Art + Design’s Ulla Searing Student Center will showcase the art work of the following Galleria Artists: Aline Blanchard, Joanna Coke, Susan Copley, Patricia Curtis, Diana Kahlenberg, Judy Kramer, Felicia Liban, Madeby Gallery, Joe Palmerio, Elizabeth Van Riper, Amy Webber, and Anita Wexler. The Madeby Gallery offers a fine selection of student and alumni art work available for purchase. The Ulla Searing Student Center will also be open on March 8th & 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance for $20.00 directly on www.fineartssarasota.com . There you can see additional ticket outlets. Tickets are $25.00 at the door.

Each year the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota plans various events that help to promote the importance of the arts in our community and to provide funding for student scholarships from the proceeds of these events. In addition to these scholarships, the society presents educational programs and guest speakers at its monthly meetings for FASS members. Our events also impact our acquisitions program, providing the necessary funds to purchase art work for our art collection. Since 1970, many art works have been purchased through the years and are now on display at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. This wonderful collection is open to the public as part of our collaboration with the Van Wezel. Art and Backstage tours are held once a month and are open to the public for a nominal fee. The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota
PO Box 1432, Sarasota, Fl. 34230-1432
941.330.0680 / www.fineartssarasota.com

Clothesline Gallery Presents: WELCOME

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Spring of 2012 marks the official launch of the new and improved Clothesline Boutique + Gallery. Located on the south side of the historic Burns Court District, Clothesline showcases the best of SRQ in screen printing, fine art, illustration, and design.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Clothesline, 529 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL

Spring of 2012 marks the official launch of the new and improved Clothesline Boutique + Gallery. Located on the south side of the historic Burns Court District, Clothesline showcases the best of SRQ in screen printing, fine art, illustration, and design.

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Clothesline Presents WELCOME

Group exhibition featuring local artists including:

Anita Wexler
Matt Coombs
Brian Marsden
Coralette Damme
Matt Decker
Demeree
Chris Schumaker
Darcy Little
Matt Deterior
Grace Elizabeth Betts
Gregory Dirr
Hunter Slade
Jesse Valore
Max Gardner
Nate Rothenberger
Sandra Lefever
Vincent Nappi
Wesley Lock

The event is open to the public between 5 and 9pm.

Live music by The Buffalo Wizards and the Send-Offs. Live art by Third Eye Projections. Food and beverage graciously provided by Bond Restaurant.

WINTER SEASON ART EXHIBIT @ NEW DEAL GALLERY

January 27 – May 2012
The free exhibit is part of a visual art program sponsored by the City of Sarasota which showcases local artists for three months.

January 27 – May 2012
New Deal Gallery, Sarasota

The winter season art exhibition is underway at “The New Deal Gallery” located in the lobby of the Federal Building, 111 S. Orange Avenue. The free exhibit is part of a visual art program sponsored by the City of Sarasota which showcases local artists for three months. The winter exhibit features six artists and is open to the public Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The artists include; Anita Wexler, Patricia Sorg, Vincent S Taschetti, Edward Drake, Marsha Meketon Schamber, and Jeffrey Weisman

Anita Wexler

An artist reception will be held Friday, January 27, 2012 Friday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at “The New Deal Gallery”. The public is invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit is part of a public art program which began last October. Four times a year, local artists are selected to have their work displayed inside City owned buildings.

Individual artists, visual arts organizations or groups or artists interested in participating may apply anytime. For an application, visit www.SarasotaGov.com and click Public Art or contact Volunteer Public Art Coordinator Virginia Hoffman to receive an application via email Virginia.Hoffman@sarasotagov.com

First Annual Fundraiser at The Children’s Garden

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction for the Painted Bird Art Gallery at The Children’s Garden, Thursday November 17th from 5-8pm. All monies generated will benefit the building renovation and children’s art educational programs of the Painted Bird Gallery.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Children’s Garden, 1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL

Join us to help us build an art gallery for your children!

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction for the Painted Bird Art Gallery at The Children’s Garden, Thursday November 17th from 5-8pm. All monies generated will benefit the building renovation and children’s art educational programs of the Painted Bird Gallery.

The Painted Bird Gallery and Art Center offers a wide range of unique art and design experiences that explore expression. The mission of PBG is to increase arts and cultural awareness and plant a seed of creativity in children of all ages by providing opportunities to color outside the lines while inspiring, interactive experiences in which art is central to shaping young minds and enriching our community.

Silent Auction Artists include:

Anita Wexler, April Doner, Cassia Kite, Daniel Miller, Daniel Perales, Jen Nugent, Jeremy Alsum, John Dehn, Jorge Blanco, Joseph Arnegger, Joseph Melancon, Ken Tebo, Linda Luppino, Lori Frary, Lori Loveberry George, Sabrina Small, Scott Prather, Steve Strenk, Tim Jaeger, Truman Adams, Virginia Hoffman, and more.

Tickets are $25 and include cocktails and appetizers from wonderful restaurants and catering companies along with music from 4 kids by kids and Michael Miller on guitar from the Heart Machine. Tickets are $25.00 at the door or can purchased by calling the garden at 941-330-1711. To make a donation, please visit: http://sarasotachildrensgarden.com/

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on your contribution to keep our magic doorway open.

USF Exhibit to Feature John Ringling Towers Fund Visual Art Applicants

November 1 – December 31, 2011
Eleven local artists who participated in the Ringling Towers Visual Art grant process will be featured in a group exhibit at USF Sarasota Manatee

November 1 – December 31, 2011
USF Sarasota Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail

USF Exhibit to Feature John Ringling Towers Fund Visual Art Applicants

How apt it is that Robert Lovejoy’s piece entitled ‘L.I.S.T.E.N.’ is featured in an upcoming show at a local College of Education. Eleven local artists, including award-winning British artist Robert Lovejoy, who participated in the Ringling Towers Visual Art grant process will be featured in a group exhibit at USF Sarasota Manatee from November 1 through December 31. The opening reception is on Thursday, November 3rd from 5pm – 7pm in the main Rotunda area of USF-SM at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail. This event with music provided by Jeremy Lembo is free and open to the public.

L.I.S.T.E.N by Robert Lovejoy

Participating artists include Pamela Callender, Ofra Friedman, Robert Lovejoy, Anita Wexler, Renee Dinapoli, Carlo Dinapoli, Faith Bradburn Keller, Joseph Palmerio, Samuel Shaffer, Elizabeth Van Riper and Dimitrios Lykoudis.

Listening and seeing is believing.