The Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Ava R Whaley, Chair, Art Committee
Ghost Dog, oil on canvas, 30″x30″
Seeking Eldorado: The subjects that choose me, by Julie Trigg
The holiday season kicks into gear at The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota when they host the works of local award-winning artist Julie Trigg. The opening takes place December 4 from 5-7pm in the Selby Room, 340 S Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-1700. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The show extends through January 29, 2015 and can be seen most weekdays from 10:30am to 4pm.
“Seeking Eldorado”, mostly oils on canvas, includes landscapes, cows, horses and dogs. Trigg doesn’t hesitate to express her dark side. “Most successful artists, whether they’re painters, poets or musicians, have a dark side they visit now and then”, says the artist. “It comes down to painting what I know, what is going on around me, how I interpret life and thoughts or observations I carry around in my head”. Trigg describes her work as “abstracted realism with a touch of impressionism”.
Trigg has won many top awards since the early 80’s and her work has been exhibited in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. Her paintings are in many private and public collections, including the State Capitol in Tallahassee. The Dabbert Gallery included her work in a show they curated for Art Center Sarasota entitled “Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous” and in 2014 her work was on display in the annual Creators & Collectors Tour.
Trigg’s sensual and evocative landscapes usually begin outside with a sketch. She then transports the imagery, color and texture to canvas in her studio. Her work, she says, is never about what it seems to be and usually requires that the viewer bring their own perspective, experience and interpretation to the table.
The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is a not-for-profit organization that creates personal, social and professional growth opportunities for women by providing them with strategies for living that strengthen them, their families and their communities. http://www.thewomensresourcecenter.org/.