Art Center Sarasota Announces Appointment of Exhibition Curator
Dustin Juengel brings different ideas and new perspectives as a working artist and a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art and Design.
(Sarasota, FL) Dustin Juengel has been appointed exhibition curator at Art Center Sarasota, where he will help plan and coordinate the center’s robust exhibition schedule. According to Art Center Sarasota’s executive director, Lisa Berger, Juengel brings “an artist’s eye and a highly educated mind to this labor of love.”
Juengel was born in Leverkusen, Germany, in 1985. He received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2008, and his MA in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, UK in 2010. Juengel returned to Sarasota in 2011 to continue developing his art practice with a particular emphasis on painting. His most recent works include photorealist oil paintings executed in a monochromatic palette. His art has been exhibited in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
In his new role, Juengel will work directly with the center’s executive director and exhibitions committee to plan and coordinate the annual exhibition cycle. Art Center Sarasota hosts more than 20 exhibits annually, showcasing works by emerging and established artists from around the region and the world.
“Art Center Sarasota is an intriguing place,” says Juengel, “because it is a space for the entire art community in the area. There is a richness that comes out of this diversity of artists and exhibitions intermingling. There is also great potential for Art Center Sarasota to develop in interesting new ways. It’s a very exciting time to be part of this energetic environment.”
For more information about Art Center Sarasota, call 941-365-2032.
About Art Center Sarasota
Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943 and has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota is now a membership-based organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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