mchapel projects presents: Organic Geometry

Opening Reception, Friday, March 17, 6-9pm

mchapel projects is Sarasota’s newest art exhibition space. The gallery prioritizes artists with innovative approaches to process, material, display, and concept. Its inaugural exhibition, Organic Geometry opens Friday, March 17, 2017, from 6-9pm, and shows the work of four local artists: Marianne Chapel, Cynthia Mason, Laine Nixon, and Jill Taffet. These artists work deeply with nonobjective imagery that appears to derive from specific geometric elements; however, the forms evolve organically through each artist’s unique inventive process. Visitors will enjoy the irregular results of each approach, beautifully combining a particular system of points, lines, angles, curves, and surfaces, as well as the non-traditional installation of the work.

The show is open as follows:

Friday, March 17 from 6-9pm (reception)
Saturday, March 18 from 1-5pm
Wednesday, March 22 from 1-5pm
Friday, march 24 from 1-5pm
Saturday, March 25 from 1-5pm

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The exhibition is proudly sponsored by Mooshi Chapel Real Estate Team.

mchapel projects
2061 Princeton St, Sarasota, FL 34237

FAS 46th Annual Creators & Collectors Tour

The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota presents the 46th Annual Creators & Collectors Tour
March 10 –11, Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Fine Arts Society of Sarasota This self-guided art studio tour provides experienced and novice art lovers with an insider’s look at the 6 private workspaces of Sarasota’s finest artists and our Galleria of 14 artists at Ringling College of Art and Design. Our selected artists join us in fulfilling the Society’s mission to stimulate the Arts in Sarasota County through this event that benefits the Society’s scholarship and educational programs.

Tour-goers have the opportunity to meet with artists in their studios and in our Galleria at Ringling College of Art and Design. The entire scope of the artistic expression is on view – classic, traditional, contemporary, modern and avant-garde – in many disciplines such as printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, painting and multi-media.

Six artists can be visited in their studios:

Lucy Barber uses oil paint to explore the perception of light in her still-life and landscape paintings. Her simple yet elegant work and her studio both offer a calming oasis.

Marianne Chapel has embraced freedom of imagination in her colorful abstract oil paintings. Her working studio is set with multiple canvases side by side across which Marianne explores different themes of still-life abstraction.

Joan Lyons creates unique and intimate paintings and prints, mixed-media monotypes of torn papers that are often enhanced with ink and pastel. Her works form calm and serene compositions seem to celebrate life.

• Another studio belongs to Chuck Reich, a noted photographer in New York City and Sarasota, whose work has been shown in many group and solo exhibits. Beginning with his original photographs, Chuck uses cutting edge technology to manipulate and transform photos into intense images that often suggest surrealism.

• Sculpture is featured in two of this year’s studios. Duncan Chamberlain is noted for large metal architectural constructions. One can’t miss his barn studio with its monumental eye-catching sculptures in front. Duncan says, “Everybody wants to leave a mark in this world, one way or another.” He has found a way.

• While recognized primarily as a painter working in resin, Andrea Dasha Reich has begun exploring the use of resins as a sculptural medium. Her bright and spacious studio is full of 2- and 3-dimensional treasures, large and small, that amaze and allure the viewer.

Galleria artists on Ringling College of Art and Design Campus:

Our Galleria, located in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall, showcases exciting exhibits of 14 artists. Ringling College of Art and Design student and alumni work is featured in the adjacent madeby Gallery.

Galleria exhibitors are: Penelope Breen, black and white photography; Donna Carrion, jewelry; Jamie Friedli, landscape paintings; Lawrence Hasiak, woodworking; Linda Hugues, representational oil paintings, William Kidd, ceramic sculpture; Cynthia Mason, multi-media abstracts; Raven Skye McConough, collages; Jana Millstone, figurative paintings; Dione Outlaw, jewelry; Vicky Randall, stainless-steel sculpture; Linda Tilson, wearable art; Elizabeth Trostli, digital paintings; and David Wilson, enviro-art sculpture. All the artists will be on hand throughout the tour to discuss their work and inspiration with visitors.

Art at the studios and Galleria is for sale, with the proceeds adding to the funding of the Fine Arts Society Scholarship and Education Programs.

Tickets $20 in advance; $25 day of tour

Sand in the Vacuum: MFA 2012 Graduation Exhibition

March 30 – May 5, 2012
The exhibition features Master’s research project work by Master of Fine Art candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History, and provides an opportunity to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment.

March 30 – May 5, 2012
USF Tampa, Contemporary Art Museum

The exhibition features Master’s research project work by Master of Fine Art candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History, and provides an opportunity to have their work viewed by the public, as well as University faculty and colleagues, in a professional environment.

usf cam

Artists being exhibited are; Biff Bolen, Megan Hildebrandt, Jay Hollick, Sarah Kelly, Shane M. Maberry, Forrest MacDonald, Cynthia Mason, Taylor Pilote, Scott Rosenberg, Serhat Tanyolacar

Friday, March 30 (7–9pm)
USF Contemporary Art Museum, CAM

Join them at 7pm as Margaret Miller, Director of IRA/CAM introduces the graduating MFA artists, and Wallace Wilson, Director of the USF School of Art and Art History, announces the award winners for the 36th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and Art History Research Paper Competition installed in the School of Art and Art History (FAH102), and invites attendees to ArtHouse next door (FAH) at 8–11pm for open studios, music and more, after the CAM event.

Exhibition Hours: 10am–5pm M–F; 1–4pm Sat; Closed Sundays and USF Holidays; Free admission to all events

The Institute for Research in Art is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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