Art Center Sarasota
Presents the Fourth Annual
An All-Media, All-Subjects Juried Exhibition by Florida Artists
July 7-August 12
This state-wide exhibition, juried by Mark Ormond, showcases the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists.
(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents the fourth annual “Florida Flavor,” a juried exhibition of works by Florida artists, July 7-August 12. The opening reception is Thursday, July 7, 5-7 p.m. Art Center Sarasota is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. For more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
“Florida Flavor” 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. Mark Ormond, the curator for exhibitions at Ringling College Galleries, will jury this year’s exhibition to be installed in all four of the center’s galleries.
According to Lisa Berger, Art Center Sarasota’s director, “Florida Flavor” has earned a statewide reputation as a noteworthy exhibition.
“This exhibition gives visitors a taste of the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent throughout the state of Florida.” says Berger. She notes that the exhibition’s “off-season” timing provides cultural tourists a motive to include Sarasota in their summer vacation plans. Berger adds that the exhibition’s 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) attracts top artists from around the state. “Florida Flavor” is funded, in part, by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.
For more information about Art Center Sarasota, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
Photo captions (These are from the 2015 exhibit):
- First prize: “Entre Nosostros” (Between You and Me) by Jacqueline Roch from Art Center Sarasota’s 2015 “Florida Flavor.”
- Second prize: “Memories. Illustrated Green” by Tatyana Platitsa from Art Center Sarasota’s 2015 “Florida Flavor.”
- Third prize: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken #1” by Nathan Skiles from Art Center Sarasota’s 2015 “Florida Flavor.”
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
Phone: 941-365-2032 § Fax: 941-366-0585
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday