The Goods: Weekend News (03.02.12)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of information, upcoming exhibitions, and events. Gale Fulton Ross, Janet Echelman, Sarasota Museum of Art, Lynn Davison, Aaron Board, Sean Pearson, Kyle Petreycik, Robert Baxter, Beatrice del Perugia, Helen Romeike-Wisniewski

Featured Artist: Gale Fulton Ross
My only challenge is what do I want to paint on what day. I paint because I am free to do so; not to become famous. I am grateful for this blessing; I have the ability to make marks that people want.
Gale Fulton Ross
Red Tide
Taking Imagination Seriously – Janet Echelman visits SMOA
Janet Echelman is an artist who works mainly with commissioned pieces. She approaches her work as a challenge or problem to be solved and only accepts an invitation to create work that betters herself and the community it interacts with.
Janet Echelman at SMOA (Photo Credit: Aleksandr V.Gleyzer, WSLR)
Janet Echelman at SMOA (Photo Credit: Aleksandr V.Gleyzer, WSLR)

“In Your Face” – Figurative paintings by Lynn Davison and Aaron Board
Current – Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art gallery presents an exhibition featuring figurative paintings. The opening reception, with artists in attendance, is March 2, 6-8 p.m.
Lynn Davison
Party Time, Lynn Davison
Beach: Works by Sean Pearson and Kyle Petreycik
Closing March 2 – This exhibition serves as an undergraduate thesis exhibition that reflects each artist’s development in the past months in terms of artistic practice with a focus on sculptural works. Attention to materials, spatial relationships as well as ideas of escape serve as a common conceptual thread between both artists’ work.
Contemporary Contrast: Works by Robert Baxter and Beatrice del Perugia
March 2 – Beatrice del Perugia – “My offbeat way of seeing things makes me laugh. I hope it makes you wonder and smile.”
Dabbert Gallery
"Summer Solsice" by Robert Baxter, oil on canvas 28" x 39"
Hocus – Pocus: Works by Helen Romeike-Wisniewski
March 3 – Helen Romeike-Wisniewski’s roots on Anna Maria Island run deep. Her parents, German immigrants, built the 1950s island home where she currently resides and still spends time creating. Her life, much like her canvas, is rich in experiences.

Contemporary Contrast: Works by Robert Baxter and Beatrice del Perugia

March 2 – March 31, 2012
Beatrice del Perugia – “My offbeat way of seeing things makes me laugh. I hope it makes you wonder and smile.”

March 2 – March 31, 2012
Dabbert Gallery, 76 S. Palm Ave, Sarasota

Dabbert Gallery
"Summer Solsice" by Robert Baxter, oil on canvas 28" x 39"

Robert Baxter was educated at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked in New York as an illustrator. He is on the faculty of two art schools: Silvermine School of Art Silvermine, Connecticut and Rowayton Art Center Rowayton, Connecticut. His paintings in both oil and watercolor have won major awards in France and New York City.

Dabbert Gallery
"La Via en Bleu" by Beatrice del Perugia, watercolor 28" x 18"

Beatrice del Perugia – “My offbeat way of seeing things makes me laugh. I hope it makes you wonder and smile.”

Season of Color

October 7 – November 29
Dabbert Gallery group exhibit showcasing Barbara Krupp, William Jerdon, Robert Baxter, Craig Fubadoux, James Griffin, Nat Krate, Nancy Turner

October 7 – November 29, 2011
Dabbert Gallery

Opening Friday, October 7, 2011, from 6:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibit runs through November 29th, 2011

As a master chef seasons a culinary work of art, so does the artists add a dash of exhilarating color or when necessary, fills the canvas with rich pigment to satisfy your visual appetite.

Barbara Krupp‘s exhilarating chorus of vibrant colors sing with joy
William Jerdon‘s authentic nudes and sensuous still lifes are always compelling
Robert Baxter‘s milieu of rich color patterns mingle with masterfully rendered figures
Craig Rubadoux‘s magnificent color and lyrical line create enchanted expressionism
James Griffin‘s superb interpretive realism is infused with glowing light and color
Nat Krate‘s sumptious florals burst off the canvas with stunning color
Nancy Turner‘s eloquent women’s narratives are revealed with soft color harmonies

Barbara Krupp, Behind the Orchid Wall