October 6, 2014

Exhibition dates: October 23 - November 22, 2014
"Evening Thoughts"
Tatyana Platitsa

Receiving Day for 
Hand-Carried Submissions
at Art Center Sarasota:
Tuesday October 14, 2014
10am - 6pm

For more info:
Applied Practice

Juror: Mark Ormond,
Curator of Exhibitions at Ringling College of Art and Design

Art Center Sarasota invites all artists to submit works for the upcoming juried exhibition Applied Practice. Artists are invited to submit up to three (3) two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. All of the Art Center's juried exhibitions are un-themed and artwork of various subject matter may be submitted.
Please review the Submissions Guidelines before submitting Applied Practice Guidelines

Online Submission for Applied Practice will be accepted
from September 15 - October 10, 2014 @5:00pm est
Special Exhibits at Art Center Sarasota
Alison Henriquez "Resolve"
October 8-11, 2014

~2014 Southeastern College Art
  Juried Art Show
   Juror: Mathew McClendon,
   Curator of Modern Contemporary Art
   at the Ringing Museum

~2014 SECAC Fellowship
   Winner: Carol Prusa
~Heated Exchange:
  Contemporary Encaustic Works
(this exhibit remains in the gallery until 11/29)
SECAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts on a national level. 
Galleries open to the public
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
No admission fee!
Please join us!
Artists at Work "An Evening in Paris"
Hors d'oeurves, wine, art and music!

October 24
Art Center Sarasota
6:30-9:30 pm

Art Center Sarasota Members
$75 Non-Members
For more info and reservations: Artists at Work info or call 941-365-2032
Host and songs by Broadway star Larry Alexander
Featuring concert pianist Stephen Fancher

Guests stroll the streets of "Paris" and watch as 10 teams of local artists create original works of art throughout the evening and offer a chance drawing to take home their masterpiece! Artisans will be there to show you how to create their wares and take home. 


Participating Artists 

Jill Krasner & Raven Skye McDonough, Zach Gilliland & Javo
Gail Rubinfeld & Louise Hamel, Larry Forgard & Anita Wexler
Judy Just & Marilyn Feinberg, Bix Mannion & Pepi Elona
Carla O'Brien & Leslie Uguccioni, Karin Billings & Joanna Coke Jim Stewart & Joe Palmerio & more! 

Artisans (so far)

Elizabeth Goodwill, Leslie Gnaegy, Susan Bernstein & more!  


This event will raise funds to benefit Art Center Sarasota's innovative exhibition series "Confluence" which explores a different country each year and helps to bring an understanding of cultures through young artists. In May of 2015, Art Center Sarasota will present Confluence:France   

Volunteer Welcome Back Coffee
October 7, 11am -1pm 
Please join us TOMORROW! croissant2.jpg
We want to tell you about the new season! The Art Center has a full schedule of upcoming events, exhibitions and educational programs that we need you, our volunteers, to help with. We look forward to seeing you! 
Feel free to bring along friends interested in volunteering.
RSVP [email protected] or call 941-365-2032  
Art Center Sarasota Education Catalog 2014/2015
If you did not receive a catalog, please download one here
Art Center Sarasota Edu Catalog or stop by the Art Center for a printed version.

Sign up by calling 941-365-2032    

Classes starting in October 
for registration go to Classes
or call 941-365-2032

Liz Davis,
The Art of Pen & Ink with Watercolor

Mondays, Oct 13-Nov 3, 1-4, $115/145

Learn pen and ink to enhance your watercolors and paintings


Joseph Melancon, Expressive Landscape  

All Mediums welcome

Tuesdays, Oct 14 - Nov 4, 1:30-4:30, $150/180

Joe is back with his favorite class, bring your images to paint or use his!


Jill Krasner, Jump In & Make Art, Mixed Media

Thursdays Oct 16 - Nov 6, 9:30-12:30, $115/145

Jill is back in the class after a two week break with more techniques and mediums to play with.


Bix Mannion, Dynamic Portrait & Figure Painting in the Studio, Oil, Acrylic

Fridays, Oct 17 - Nov 7, 1-4, $115/145

A new teacher at the art center. His approach to painting portraits is perfect for all skill levels


Judy Nadler, Collage as Art, Mixed Media

Mondays, Oct 20 - Nov 24, 9:30-12:30, $175/205

Its cheaper than therapy! 


Kathie Moon, Art in the Dark: Modern Film Discussions Criticism

Mondays, Oct 20 - Dec 8 (no class Nov 10, 24) 2:30-4:00, $95/105

Discussions on fall films 


Steve Stennes, Website Design

Mondays, Oct 20 - Nov 24, 5:30-8:30, $175/205

Steve is teaching a night class on webpage design.   


Judy Just, Non-Toxic Printmaking, Monoprints

Thursdays, Oct 23 - Dec 11 (no class Nov 27, Dec 4), 9:30-12:30, $175/205

Play with ink.   


Julie Hanson, Painting in Full Color, Oil, Acrylic, Pastels

Wednesdays, Nov 5 - Dec 10 (no class Nov 26), 9-12:30, $170/200

Challenging students with a painting a week.


Julie Hanson, Basics of Painting in Full Color, Oil, Acrylic

Wednesdays, Nov 5 - Dec 10 (no class Nov 26), 1:30-4:30, $150/180

Learn color theory, light and shadow, and painting as an impressionist.


Barbara Gerdeman, Creating Decorative Finishes for Walls and Canvas, Acrylic

Thursdays, Nov 6 - Dec 18 (no class Nov 27), 1-4, $175/205

Learn decorative finishes for walls and canvases too


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NEW! TEEN Portfolio Art Class
Weekly Drop-in for ages 12 and older 
No teen class this week (Oct 9) due to event
Next teen class: Oct 16 Landscape - Drawing Landscapes from Life  
5:30 to 7:30pm
$20 members/
$25 non-members

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

October 11: Fall Themed Collage! 
October 18: Mask Making 

Daily fee per child: $20 members

$25nm ($5 sibling discount)

New projects every week!
For more info, please call: 941-365-2032


University Town Center

Shop, Save & Make a Difference
This Saturday,October 11th
for a fun shopping day! More info...
100% of your $5 donation benefits
the Art Center! 
Great discounts on everything in the store before the mall opens to the public
Get your $5 Shopping Pass
at Art Center Sarasota or
We will have an Art Center Sarasota table selling shopping passes at Macy's from 1:45-2:45 on Oct 11 
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Miami Art Week Trip

The Write Stuff:

3rd Annual Book Fair

October 25 10 am-3 pm

Art Center Sarasota

Self-published authors & illustrators showcase recent works.

4th Annual ACS
Golf Tournamentgraphic-golfing-man.jpg
November 1
at Sara Bay Country Club, 1pm
More info...

Brushes with Greatness
November 7
at Saks Fifth Avenue University Town Center 9am-6pm, Breakfast 9-10:30am
Reserve now, seating is limited: More info...

7th Annual   
January 22, 2015
at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium 6-10pm
More info

Art Center
River Cruise
Paris to Normandy
October 4-11, 2015
for Artists and Art Lovers
Hosted by
Gale Fulton Ross
More info River Cruise France 2015
Artists need supplies!
Our iconcept artists are hard at work on their "unconventional" creations for the fashion show on January 22. Some need supplies that possibly our newsletter readers can collect for them.
If you have any of these items or can start collecting them, please drop off at the Art Center or email and we will have the artist pick up.
Thank you! [email protected]
  • mens neckties
  • used Keurig pods
    (or any brand/size used coffee pod)
  • Tyvek
  • plastic baby food /Beneful dog food containers
  • feather dusters  
December 3-7 2014
If you still want to go,
we have seats left on the bus. Both hotels sold out.
Option for those with other accommodations-
Bus and all show tickets $340 
Call 941-365-2032 
Tickets to: Art Basel, Art Miami, Aqua, Scope, Untitled, Context, Ink & more...Luxury bus, all tickets and docent tours.
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