Art Center Sarasota News February 23, 2015

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February 23, 2015

CALL TO ARTISTS “At The Heart of It”

Annual Members Only Exhibition

March 19 – April 24, 2015

“Valentine” John Barends

All media, all subjects

Receiving Day for Hand-Carried Submissions at

Art Center Sarasota:  

Tuesday March 10, 2015 10am – 6pm

Jurors: Jerome Chesley- artist, educator, Florida Watercolor Society board member

Additional juror TBA


Art Center Sarasota invites all member artists to submit works for the juried exhibition, At the Heart of It. This exhibition in Galleries 3 and 4, will showcase the extraordinary talent of our members. Artists are invited to submit up to three (3) two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. This exhibition is not themed and artwork of various subject matter may be submitted. All members are guaranteed at least one piece will be accepted in the show. Maximum size restriction 4ft in any direction.

NO ONLINE SUBMISSIONS will be accepted for At the Heart of It. All submissions must be brought to Art Center Sarasota on receiving day

More info…


REMINDER: Pick up date for FRESH juried exhibition is Saturday, March 7!!!

All work not picked up will be charged $5 per day for storage.

with Richard Mueller

March 2, 2015

10:30am, Gallery 1
at Art Center Sarasota


Artist Richard Mueller, who divides his time between Sarasota and Nova Scotia, invites you to hear him speak about exploring the American influence in his art. Currently his solo exhibition “Common Vernacular” is installed in the gallery until March 6, 2015
Read more about the artist


… the work playfully evokes the “hand made” immediacy of the cartoon –  frank in its commonality, irreverent and quirky in psycho -emotional nuance.  ~ Richard Mueller


Two new classes starting on or after Feb 23:
Collage as Art with Judy Nadler


Art as Idea with Kevin Costello
Sign up now!

All classes are now available for a full session or per day fee. Ask us for pro-rated per day fees- call for more information 941-365-2032
Art Center Sarasota offers: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed Media, and more!
With instructors: Judy Nadler, Ralph Garafola, Fernando Madridejos, Joseph Melancon, Julie Hanson, Judy Just, Jill Krasner, Nancy Goff, Gail White, Bix Mannion, Kevin Costello, and Steve Stennes

Paper Arts Week: March 2-6  

5 days, 9 mini-workshops


March 2 

Color Paper Pulp with  

Sandy Frick


March 3

Book as Canvas

Elizabeth Hillmann Goodwill


Memory Collage on Canvas

Ali Lambert

March 4

Let’s Play with Monotype
with Judy Just


Printing with Gelli Plates

with Cheryl Martin




March 5

Papier-mâché Spirit Dolls
Ali Lambert

The Art of Folded

Elizabeth Hillmann Goodwill


March 6

Paper Weaving

Cheryl Martin


Now What?! Book  

with Judy Just


For more information and to register 


UPcoming Workshops:

Beeswax with Mixed Media
with Elena De La Ville

February 25, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm
All levels, Mixed Media
$130 member/$160 non-member
Collaging takes on new levels and meaning using beeswax in this creative and fun workshop.

Landscape in Watercolor
with Jack Nolan
February 26, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
$90 member/$110non-member
Jack Nolan brings the techniques acquired from plein air work to a studio setting.

Memory Keeper Assemblage
with Judy Levine


March 12, 2015

10:00am – 4:00pm

All levels, Assemblage, Acrylic, Mixed Media


Assemble keepsakes to become the centerpiece of an assemblage that is unique to your personal experience and expression.


Mixed Media Lab: Playing with Textures

with Barbara Gerdeman


March 13, 2015

10:00am – 4:00pm

All levels, Mixed Media


Students will learn how to create fun dynamic surfaces in this one day workshop.


Please visit the Art Center website for complete listings:

Artist Talk Richard Mueller
Teen Portfolio Class
Youth Art Classes
WIne & Design
Salon d’Art

“Spring has Sprung”

9:30am to 3:00pm  Ages 6 to 14

Before care available 8:30am  

NO after care

Week rate: $125 members/

$155 non members 

or single day rate of $45m/$55nm

$10 sibling discount | Includes all supplies  

TEEN Portfolio Art Class

Weekly Drop-in for ages 12 and older

Thursdays: 5:30 to 7:30pm


February  26 Portrait Studies I

March 5

Portrait Studies II

$20 members/$25 non-members

Each week an instructor works with students to develop their artistic skills and create work towards portfolio development for high school and college.

For more info, please visit the website: Youth Programs

or call Ali at: 941-365-2032

Saturday Youth Art Class

Drop-in Art Class Every Saturday afternoon
Drop off 1pm/ Pick up 4pm 

Ages 5-12

February 28 – Acrylic painting on canvas – Landscape

March 7 – Collage and painting

Daily fee per student:

$20 members/ $25nm
($5 sibling discount)

New projects every week!

For more info, please call: 941-365-2032

 Save the Date

Need a unique, original gift or a night out with friends?
February 25 “Life Quotes”
March 18 & March 25
$35 members/$40 non-members
Please call 941-365-2032 to reserve

Create Your Own Masterpiece…  A guided art class creating unique, one-of-a-kind mixed media collage, ready to frame and give or keep! All supplies included.
Bring your own wine and food. We’ll provide the wine glasses, napkins, plates and bottle openers.

New trip added due to popularity
Havana’s 12th
Art Biennial
June 13-20, 2015

Reserve by: March 15, 2015

More info…
or go to

Play readings
We read…you imagine…
Next reading…


Sunday, March 8

4:00 pm

$10 members/ $12 non-members

The Isermann Family Foundation
Matching Challenge

Our generous supporters have pledged $50,000 to Art Center Sarasota and ChallengeYOU to
Give and they will Match your Gift

Help Art Center Sarasota Reach the Goal!
Already more than halfway there!
Call 941-365-2032 to pledge a gift towards the match or give online at

Salon D’Art

Friday, March 13


Art Center Sarasota

Free discussion group on artists. This month’s artist is Jackson Pollock

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