Art Center Sarasota Presents the Second Annual “FLORIDA FLAVOR”; An All-Florida, All-Media Juried Exhibition July 10-August 15, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 5-7pm

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June 23, 2014

 

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Lisa Berger § 941-365-2032 § [email protected]

 

 Art Center Sarasota

 

Presents the Second Annual

 

“FLORIDA FLAVOR”

 

An All-Florida, All-Media Juried Exhibition

 

July 10-August 15, 2014

 

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 5-7pm

 

This state-wide exhibition, juried by Ruth Grimm, chief curator of the Appleton Museum of Art,

 

showcases the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists.

 

 

 

(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents the second annual “Florida Flavor,” a juried exhibition of works by Florida artists, July 10-August 15. The opening reception is Thursday, July 10, 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. Ruth Grimm, chief curator of the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, juried this year’s exhibition, which is installed in all four of the center’s galleries. According to Lisa Berger, Art Center Sarasota’s director, it’s already earned a reputation as a significant exhibition.

 

“This exhibition will give 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 will provide 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) have attracted 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:

 

·         “They See Me Rollin” by Taylor Pilote from Art Center Sarasota’s “Florida Flavor, 2013.”

 

·         “Tent City” by Jean Banas from Art Center Sarasota’s “Florida Flavor, 2013.”

 

·         “Congregation” by K.B. Bauhelms from Art Center Sarasota’s “Florida Flavor, 2013.”

 

·         “Marker 24” by D.A. Gordon Dart from Art Center Sarasota’s “Florida Flavor, 2013.”

 

 

 

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

 

www.artsarasota.org

 

 

 

Gallery Hours:

 

Free admission

 

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Closed Sunday

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