Art Center Sarasota Presents “Possibilities”

July 19-August 17

This members-only, juried exhibition is in all four galleries.

Opening reception is Thursday, July 19, 5-7 p.m.


(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota presents “Possibilities,” a members-only exhibition in all four galleries juried by Vicki Chelf, July 19-August 17. The opening reception is Thursday, July 19, 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

“We’re really excited to showcase Art Center Sarasota’s highly talented members,” says Lisa Berger, executive director. “This is the first time we’ve had the annual member’s exhibition in all four galleries so there will be much more work to see. ‘Possibilities’ offers a unique opportunity to view a diverse selection of mediums, styles and approaches by artists from across the region.”

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.

Juror Vicki Chelf is a fine art graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and also studied classical drawing at the Southern Atelier in Manatee County. ​Chelf derives much of her inspiration from spontaneous thoughts and unplanned drawings, as well as current events. Her most recent, noncommissioned, paintings are still lifes of antique toys staged in different configurations and realistically rendered.

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

Next Exhibit

Cycle 7 (August 30-October 5) features “Elsewhere,” an open, all-media, all-subject, juried exhibition, juror TBA.


Photo Captions:

  • “Quandary of the Faithless” by John Katerberg. This work received First Place in the 2017 members exhibit at Art Center Sarasota.
  • “Which Way is Up” by Marjorie Hallett. This work received Second Place in the 2017 members exhibit at Art Center Sarasota.
  • “Girl Talk” by Gregg Stecker. This work received Third Place in the 2017 members exhibit at Art Center Sarasota.


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