Art Center Sarasota’s New Exhibitions:
July 18-August 23
Judy Saltzman: Spirit of America
Featuring photography-based watercolor paintings of national parks.
Featuring landscapes, portraits and other images of Florida by
16 Florida Instagram photographers.
An invitational exhibition featuring regional, national, and international artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary printmaking.
A peer-juried, open, all-media, all-subject, juried exhibition.
Opening reception for all galleries is Thursday, July 18, 5-7 p.m.
(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota’s 2018-2019 exhibition season, entitled “Parts Unknown,” continues with four exhibits. “Judy Saltzman: Spirit of America,” in Gallery One, features photography-based watercolor paintings by this Sarasota-based artist. “#FloridaCollective,” in Gallery Two, features work by Florida photographers who are part of an Instagram group. “Imprints,” in Gallery Three, is an invitational exhibition featuring regional, national, and international artists pushing the boundaries of contemporary printmaking. “Natural Selection,” in Gallery Four, is a peer-juried, open, all-media, all-subject exhibition. A reception for all four exhibits is Thursday, July 18, 5-7 p.m.
Judy Saltzman creates vibrant and expressive watercolor paintings that explore the melding of realism and impressionistic style to create visual intricacy while adding layers of color for harmony. This inspirational body of work consists of a series of triptychs where “the viewer will be transported into a visual panorama of protected areas of ecologically significant,” says Saltzman. “Imagery of our treasured landscapes help to preserve scenic resources for all generations. Conservation groups strive to protect our sacred national parks and conservation areas. ‘Spirit of America’ is an artistic celebration of these national treasures which are becoming endangered.” Saltzman will be giving an Artist Talk, Tuesday, July 16, 7 p.m., at Art Center Sarasota; this event is free and open to the public. Saltzman is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. She has exhibited in the National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, and the Florida Watercolor Society. She was the featured artist in the “The Art of Watercolour,” “The National Watercolor Artist Magazine,” and “The Artist’s Magazine.”
The Florida Collective is an Instagram group (https://www.instagram.com/floridacollective/) comprised of 28 members. The group encourages members to help each other to grow in their art form and offers weekly challenges to push them out of their comfort zone. This exhibition will showcase photographs of landscapes, portraits and other images of Florida by 16 members of the group.
“Imprints” is an unlimited summer invitational. Works will be received via fax machine throughout each day. Artwork will be installed each night on the gallery walls and, as time progresses, the artwork will increase to create a chronological installation of participating artists. Artwork can be submitted to Art Center Sarasota from July 18 to August 23 via its fax number, 941-366-0583, or online through faxzero.com. All submissions will be accepted. All artwork will be recycled at the close of the exhibition.
“Natural Selection” is a peer-juried, open, all-media, all-subject exhibition.
Art Center Sarasota is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. For more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
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
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday Closed Sunday