Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape @ SCF Fine Art Gallery

Sept. 28 – Nov. 15, 2012
SCF Fine Art Gallery

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display an exhibit “Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape” by artist Nicole Pietrantoni in an opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North.

The exhibit, “Stories-so-far: Constructions of Landscape,” is a unique installation that comes alive when light is shined on materials created by the artist, casting a shadow on the wall.

Nicole Pietrantoni’s artwork explores the complex relationship between human beings and nature. Employing both traditional and nontraditional methods of printmaking, she creates installations, works on paper and public art.

Nicole Pietrantoni

As a Fulbright Fellow to Iceland in 2010-2011, she was a visiting artist at the Icelandic Printmakers’ Association where she taught printmaking classes and co-chaired a printmaking conference in Reykjavik.

She has been awarded numerous artist residencies in the U.S. and Iceland including the SÍM Residency, Akureyri Artists Residency, and the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust. She was the recipient of a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Grant, the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, the Elizabeth Catlett Fellowship and a public art commission from the University of Iowa Hospital. Her work is in numerous collections and has been in exhibitions in the United States and abroad.

Pietrantoni received a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She was a visiting assistant professor in printmaking at the University of Montana-Missoula and currently is an assistant professor of art at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The art gallery will be closed on Veterans Day, Nov. 12.
For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225.


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SCF Showcases Student Art

April 13 – May 2, 2012
An annual juried SCF Student Art Exhibition featuring the best artwork produced by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in the 2011-12 academic year.

April 13 – May 2, 2012
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

An annual juried SCF Student Art Exhibition featuring the best artwork produced by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students in the 2011-12 academic year will open with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artwork on display includes Best in Show, SCF President’s Award, and the top three winners in the following categories: photography, graphic design, two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design.

SCF student Jeff Hansen
SCF student Jeff Hansen

Johnette Isham, a designer and educator with more than 30 years’ experience in art, education, and nonprofit and corporate settings, will judge the competition. Isham is founding executive director of Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that promotes downtown Bradenton’s arts, culture and history. She was vice president for academic affairs at Ringling College of Art and Design and director of noncredit and corporate education programs at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

In addition, SCF Studio Art Scholarship winners will display their work in the exhibition. SCF students Jamie Keesler, Kaitlin McDaniel, Scott Russo and Iris Harrison received a one-semester scholarship for their portfolios and written artist statements that were submitted to an art faculty committee, which determined the winners. Students also will work six hours per week as assistants in one of the following SCF venues: Two-dimensional Design Studio, Ceramics Studio, Fine Art Gallery or Photography Suite.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.


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The Goods: Weekend News (10.28.11)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30.

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Going to an art opening this weekend? Email us your pics of art openings at info@sarasotavisualart.com


Joyce Ely-Walker featured at SCF Gallery http://bit.ly/vb0q5H
October 28, 2011 – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton.

Joyce Ely-Walker
Mountain Spring,oil on canvas, 42”x54”,2010


Matthews, Berringer, Coombs
October 28, 2011 (5pm) – The Crossley Gallery, Ringling College of Art & Design will be featuring three up-and-coming fine arts juniors with mature painting styles: Walter Matthews, Cody Berringer, and Matt Coombs.

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Exhibit at Crossley Gallery


Divas Go Pop! http://bit.ly/vZGNZ6
Oct 29, 2011 – Art Uptown presents a solo exhibit of digital pop art paintings by Bradenton artist Janine Hoffman

Divas Go Pop!


The Art of Jade http://bit.ly/vbI5m7
October 30, 2011 – [Final Weekend] – Ringling Museum of Art exhibiting objects that are fashioned chiefly during the late Qing dynasty (1644-1912)

jade
Ringling Museum Exhibit


Ann Roth visiting Ringling College http://bit.ly/rshkxL
Oct. 31 and Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 – Ringling College of Art + Design is proud to host Visiting Artist Ann Roth on campus for two spectacular special events.

Sketch by Ann Roth


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Joyce Ely-Walker Exhibit at SCF Gallery

Oct. 28 – Dec. 7, 2011
Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton

Oct. 28 – Dec. 7, 2011
Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will display work by artist Joyce Ely-Walker in an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North.

Selected by internationally know artist Craig Rubadoux, the exhibition, “Departures,” features Ely-Walker’s drawings and paintings tat empathize the feeting nature of life including works from her series Wind Shift, Mangrove, Silent Mountain, Nest, Rainforest, and Train.

Ely-Walker, who taught at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School since 1985, has exhibited work in the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, Clayton Galleries and Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art.

She has earned the Surdan Art Teacher’s Fellowship, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Fellowship, Teacher’s Institute for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Julia and David White Artist Colony Fellowship.

Ely-Walker has a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the Florida State University.

Exhibit dates are Oct. 28-Dec. 7. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941.752.5225. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.

Joyce Ely-Walker
Mountain Spring,oil on canvas, 42”x54”,2010

Artist’s Statement
Painting in the landscape has allowed me to combine two of my passions— nature and travel. I work on location and try to capture a unique sense of place wherever I go.

Place means an area where I have spent time and been moved enough to paint several times over. I absorb the image, space, scent and light. Like Cezanne, I tend to go to a place many times to walk, explore, and paint – building layers of association. These places become a part of me and the paintings, my expressions.
These works are selections from bodies of work done over the past ten years at the Julia and David White Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica, the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Withlacoochee River, and the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York. Also included are images from a train while traveling across North Dakota, Montana, and Washington.