Art Center Sarasota Presents “Elsewhere” August 30-September 28

This open call, juried exhibition in all four galleries features works by regional artists.

Artists are invited to submit works online through August 17.

Opening reception is Thursday, August 30, 5-7 p.m.


(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota closes its 2017-2018 season with “Elsewhere,” an all-media, all subjects, juried exhibition open to regional artists, August 30-September 28. The opening reception is Thursday, August 30, 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

“Our region is a hotbed of year-round, world-class visual arts talent. This exhibition will feature artists who make Sarasota and vicinity their permanent home, showcasing work with a diverse selection of mediums, styles and subjects,” says Lisa Berger, executive director.

Regional artists are invited to submit up to three two-and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. Prizes include $500 (first place); $300 (second place); $200 (third place); two merit awards of $50 gift cards and 10 honorable mention ribbons. Online submissions are accepted through August 17; submit at Art will be received in person, August 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the center.

Juror Laura Keatts Avery is an artist and the manager of community classes and exhibits at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, she previously served as director of Art Center Manatee (1990-95) and was assistant director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College from 1996 to 2015.

For more information about Art Center Sarasota, call 941-365-2032 or visit


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


Gallery Hours:

Free admission

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