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

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.


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