Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous- Part II at Art Center Sarasota

October 18 –December 7, 2013
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL

On view will be a retrospective of artists in Sarasota who rose to prominence beginning in the 1960’s and continuing on to those who are still actively creating new works today.

October 18 –December 7, 2013
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota FL

Art Center Sarasota is opening three new exhibitions on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

In Galleries One and Two, “Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous- Part II”, will showcase the second half of an exhibition of Sarasota Artists in the galleries earlier this year. The exhibition is curated by Dave and Patricia Dabbert of the Dabbert Gallery in Sarasota.

“The Rehersal” by William Jerdon, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy of the Dabbert Gallery

On view will be a retrospective of artists in Sarasota who rose to prominence beginning in the 1960’s and continuing on to those who are still actively creating new works today. All of these artists have been part of keeping Sarasota noted as a destination for arts and culture. Their work is found in important collections locally, nationally and internationally. This exhibition is important not only visually but historically as a chronicle of visual arts in the community.

“Encounter and Remy” by Craig Rubadoux, Oil on Canvas, Courtesy of the Dabbert Gallery

Complete list of artists in the exhibition:
Joan Altabe, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, David Budd, Clyde Butcher, Jack Cartlidge, John Chamberlain, Robert Chase, Frank Colson, Jeff Cornell, Kevin Costello, Kevin Dean, Julee Docking, Jack Dowd, Frank Eliscu, Jerry Farnsworth, Patrick Fiore, Larry Forgard, Gale Fulton Ross, Tim Jaeger, William Jerdon, Steven Katzman, Dennis Kowal, Jill Hoffman-Kowal, Nat Krate, Leslie Lerner, Barbara Mc Cann, Joseph Melancon, Moe Mitchel, Florence Putterman, Vicky Randall, Dasha Reich, Anthony Rice, Craig Rubadoux, Helen Sawyer, Syd Solomon, Ben Stahl, David Steiner, Julie Trigg, Thorton Utz and Susan Zukowsky

“Coast” by Barbara McCann, Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, Courtesy of the Dabbert Gallery

Featured in the Main Galleries is the open, all media, juried show “It’s Political” which was timed to coincide with this year’s election. This juried exhibition invites artists to challenge themselves and create a special politically themed piece. Artists have always been the ones to hold a mirror up to society in an effort to bring about change and this exhibition is sure to hold true to that tradition. Jurors for this exhibition are Marty Fugate, Arts Writer for the Herald Tribune & Kim Russo Working Artist and Former Head of the Ringling College Fine Arts Department. Art Center Sarasota has invited politicians running in the current election to greet guests at the opening reception on October 18, which is free and open to the public from 5-7pm. Lite bites will be provided by Jimmy Johns and the DeSoto Beach Club. Confirmed politicians who will be attending the opening include: Liz Alpert, John Torraco, Ed Brodsky, Greg Steube, Adam Tebrugge, Doug Holder and a representative for Ray Pilon.

In Gallery 3 is an exhibition by the Sarasota, Florida Chapter of the Sumi-é Society of America. This exhibit runs from October 18 – November 9, 2012.

(A new Exhibition, “The Curated Unknowns” will be in this gallery from November 14 – December 7, 2012)
The Sumi-é (or “ink painting” in Japanese) Society of America’s mission is to foster and encourage an appreciation of East Asian brush painting techniques and serve as a cultural bridge between East and West. This exhibition showcases the talents of Sarasota’s Sumi-é Society. As a part of the exhibition, artists involved in this show will also be hosting a special lecture about Sumi-é painting and its history, as well as a demonstration on November 2 at 2pm. http://www.sarasotasumi-e.org/

These exhibitions were paid for in part by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues
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The Goods: Weekend News (01.20.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Kevin Dean, Henk Pander, Jennifer Lauren Smith, SCF Fine Art Gallery, Art Center, Clyde Butcher, Sishir Bommakanti, Vladsilav Yeliseyev, Venice Art Center

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Featured Gallery: SCF Fine Art Gallery
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SCF Art Gallery

Featured Artist: Jennifer Lauren Smith
I’m drawn to the metaphorical potential of landscapes. Probing for implied sound or rhythmic amplitude in a scene, I imagine ways of enlivening the landscape with drama, creating a feeling.
Jennifer Lauren Smith

Kevin Dean on Henk Pander
Director and curator of Selby Gallery, Kevin Dean, discusses the background to the gallery’s current exhibited artist and work.
Kevin Dean discusses Henk Pander

Exhibitions

EAST MEETS WEST: FROM RUSSIA TO AMERICA
January 20 – Venice Art Center presents an exhibit of thirteen Russian and US artists that met in the town of Velikiy Novgorod, Russia for a cultural exchange.
EAST MEETS WEST: FROM RUSSIA TO AMERICA

Vladislav Yeliseyev: Images of a European Journey
January 20 – On view are acrylic paintings featuring charming views of Sarasota, in a neo-impressionistic style. Also shown are more than twenty views of European scenes done in watercolors.
Vladislav Yeliseyev: Images of a European Journey

FRIENDS + MONSTERS: Works by Sishir Bommakanti
January 21st, 2012 – Clothesline Gallery presents the works of Sishir Bommakanti, another installment in a series of solo exhibitions by Ringling College students.
Works by Sishir Bommakanti

Clyde Butcher @ Longboat Key Center for the Arts
Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape.
Clyde Butcher

Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous & The Story of the Sarasota Art Association
Recognizing over 40 artists who established Art Center Sarasota as a dynamic and vital community art center, and chronicling the Art Association’s formative years through photography and unique memorabilia.
The Story of the Sarasota Art Association

Sarasota Visual Art

Clyde Butcher @ Longboat Key Center for the Arts

January 19 – February 24
Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape.

January 19 – February 24
Longboat Key Center for the Arts

World renowned black & white fine art photographer. Florida Hall of Fame Artist. Ansel Adams Conservation Award. Contributor, subject/host of several documentary films. Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape.

Clyde Butcher, Big Cypress Preserve 1, Silver Gelatin Print

Artist Statement
“Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity. When my son was killed by a drunk driver it was to the wilderness that I fled in hopes of regaining my serenity and equilibrium. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped restore my soul. It was during that time, I discovered the intimate beauty of the environment.”

Big Gully, Gelatin Print

“My experience reinforced my sense of dedication to use my art form of photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations.”

Public Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 5 – 7 pm
Private Reception with Artist: Friday, February 10, 2012, 6 – 8 pm