Art Center Sarasota Calls for Artists to Submit Work to Florida’s Finest, A Juried Exhibit

Open Call accepts Florida-based Artists, All media and All subjects.

An entry may consist of 1 to 3 two-and three dimensional works in any variety of media. Florida artists who wish to be considered for inclusion in, Florida’s Finest, can bring their work to Art Center Sarasota on June 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online submissions are available from June 9 – 23, 2017 at this link, Florida’s Finest: Juried Exhibition. The exhibition includes these substantial awards ($1,500 for first prize; $1,000 for second prize; $500 for third prize; $250 for merit awards; and $100 for special recognitions). Florida’s Finest, is funded, in part, by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

Floridas Finest

Florida’s Finest, was created as an annual exhibition to showcase the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists, and includes two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. Lynn Whitelaw, former Director and Curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, will be jurying this year’s exhibition, which is installed in all four of the center’s galleries.

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Education Foundation – 18th Annual “Evening of Excellence” Reveals Top 25

Original works of art by twenty-four students from seven Sarasota County high schools captured top honors Wednesday night as teachers, families, fans and other competitors cheered. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County kicked off festivities for the 18th Evening of Excellence at Ringling School of Art and Design. Event chair Taylor Collins announced all Top 25 winners for the annual competition, including Best of Show and Best of School winners.

Tristan Rivers, a Sarasota High School freshman, won Best of Show for his sculpture, Through Dimensions. Six other Best of School winners include Samantha Peace from Suncoast Poytechnical, Avory LaValliere from Booker High, Courtney Thomassen from Pine View, Micah Mathewson from Venice High, Alina Timshina from North Port High, and Ines Balasch from Riverview High.

 2013 Evening of Excellence Student Award Winners:  Codi Auten, Ines Balasch, Madison Baum, Cara Collins, Caleb Courville, Alexis Donson, Kelly Felix, Elle Friedberg, Kali Karcher, Avory LaValliere, Cody Markley, Micah Mathewson, Paige Miller, Samantha Peace, Tristan Rivers, Anastasia Sacali, Anna Schmitz, Hannah Stuetzer, Courtney Thomassen, Alina Timshina, Costantino Toth, Kale Votour, Christine Wozniak and Katya Young.
2013 Evening of Excellence Student Award Winners: Codi Auten, Ines Balasch, Madison Baum, Cara Collins, Caleb Courville, Alexis Donson, Kelly Felix, Elle Friedberg, Kali Karcher, Avory LaValliere, Cody Markley, Micah Mathewson, Paige Miller, Samantha Peace, Tristan Rivers, Anastasia Sacali, Anna Schmitz, Hannah Stuetzer, Courtney Thomassen, Alina Timshina, Costantino Toth, Kale Votour, Christine Wozniak and Katya Young.
Pine View art teacher Retsey Lauer with Education Foundation Executive Director Susan Scott.
Pine View art teacher Retsey Lauer with Education Foundation Executive Director Susan Scott.
Booker High’s Avory LaValliere with her photograph, Lace It Up.
Booker High’s Avory LaValliere with her photograph, Lace It Up.
Honorary co-chair Jim Tollerton, sponsor Allan H. Weis, event chair Taylor Collins.
Honorary co-chair Jim Tollerton, sponsor Allan H. Weis, event chair Taylor Collins.
North Port High’s Alina TImshina with her painting, B тeckax oтчaяния (In the Depths of Despair).
North Port High’s Alina TImshina with her painting, B тeckax oтчaяния (In the Depths of Despair).
North Port High’s Alina TImshina with her painting, B тeckax oтчaяния (In the Depths of Despair).
Anastasia Sacali with her painting, Croyance).
  Education Foundation board chairman Peter Hayes, School Board member Caroline Zucker, Education Foundation immediate past chair Mike Bryant, Comcast’s Justin Damiano.
Education Foundation board chairman Peter Hayes, School Board member Caroline Zucker, Education Foundation immediate past chair Mike Bryant, Comcast’s Justin Damiano.
Pine View’s Courtney Thomassen with digital image, History in Double.
Pine View’s Courtney Thomassen with digital image, History in Double.
Riverview's Ines Balasch with her drawing, Madame Butterfly.
Riverview’s Ines Balasch with her drawing, Madame Butterfly.
Sarasota High freshman Tristan Rivers with his sculpture, Through Dimensions, winner of the Best of Show award.
Sarasota High freshman Tristan Rivers with his sculpture, Through Dimensions, winner of the Best of Show award.
Suncoast Polytech's Samantha Peace with her drawing, Chairs.
Suncoast Polytech’s Samantha Peace with her drawing, Chairs.
Venice High's Kelly Felix with her mixed media piece, Fuerza de un Leon.
Venice High’s Kelly Felix with her mixed media piece, Fuerza de un Leon.
Venice High's Micah Mathewson with his digital image, Age in Blue-Green.
Venice High’s Micah Mathewson with his digital image, Age in Blue-Green.

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Immersion – A photographic exploration of Sarasota’s waterways

Oct. 7 – Nov. 4, 2011
The experiences of two Ringling College of Art and Design students who interned with Sarasota County Environmental Services will be chronicled in a new photo exhibition.

Oct. 7 – Nov. 4, 2011
Sarasota Vineyard, 1528 Main Street

Sarasota County waterways are subject of student photo exhibition. The experiences of two Ringling College of Art and Design students who interned with Sarasota County Environmental Services will be chronicled in a new photo exhibition titled “Immersion – A photographic exploration of Sarasota’s waterways,” which will be on display Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 at the Sarasota Vineyard, 1528 Main Street, Sarasota.

The photo exhibition will open with a reception 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, featuring an introduction of Ringling College photography and digital imaging students Samantha Delia and Paul Patterson. Light refreshments and live music will be provided at the reception.

Delia and Patterson’s work reveals the beauty of Sarasota County’s natural landscapes and highlights the rivers, shorelines, bays and Gulf waters that make Sarasota one of the most popular destination spots for nature lovers.

“We work in the environment every day and have gotten used to the beauty,” said Amanda Dominguez, Sarasota County environmental specialist. “These pictures were shot through the eyes of young people who were experiencing the beauty for the first time and that perspective translates into some stunning photographs.”

Delia and Patterson spent the last few months as interns for Sarasota County. They are currently part of a Sarasota County project to provide high-quality nature photography to the general public while documenting these important natural systems.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.