Art Center Sarasota closes its 2017-2018 season with “Elsewhere,” an all-media, all subjects, juried exhibition open to regional artists, Aug. 30-Sept. 28. The opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.

“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 Aug. 17; submit at www.artsarasota.org/nextopencalltoartists. Art will be received in person, Aug. 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 ww.sarsarasota.org.

Photos:

First Place 2017_Prismacolor by Peter Gaztmbide

Merit Award 2017_ Freedom by Lynn Mann-Hallmark

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