Welcome to Sarasota's annual arts directory & visual arts registry.
The Arts Council hopes to inform newcomers and longtime residents alike about the wealth of cultural opportunities in our country. The number and diversity of arts groups which enrich our lives is trully amazing, a testimonial to the energy and taste of the local arts lovers who have formed them.
The publication is part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing closer relationships between our working artists and the community that supports their work. We are proud to have created this resource with the collaboration of The Oaks, a Rivolta Community and SARASOTA Magazine.
For more information about the Arts Council's programs and goals or to become a member, call us at 365-5118 or come to our office at 1351 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34236.
Sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, through the Florida Arts Council.
Manatee County Cultural Alliance. Phone: 758-0058. 4301 32nd St. W., Suite E-23, Bradenton 34205. Contact: Eileen Hoffner.
Sarasota County Arts Council. Phone: 365-5118. 1351 Fruitville Road. Sarasota, 34236. Contact: Patricia Caswell.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Phone: 388-4441. 1600 Thompson Parkway, Sarasota 34236. Non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in marine/environmental research and education. Contact: Kumar Mahadevan, Ph.D.
Sarasota International Circus Festival and Parade, Inc. Phone: 351-3888 P.O. Box 14100. Sarasota 34278. Circus Festival and Parade strives to make people aware of circus heritage in this community through displays, events.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Phone: 366-5731. 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Internationally recognized botanical garden with educational, arts, conservation and research programs, Also a museum of botany and the arts. Contact: Dr. Mark W. Bierner.
Art Junction. Phone: 359-0773. 8190 Lockwood Ridge Road N., Sarasota 34243 Classes and workspace for artists doing pottery, sculpture, metalwork and more. Contact: Harry C. Fernald.
Dabbert Studio. Phone: 925-9929. 4819 Hoyer Drive, Sarasota 34241. Original porcelain and stoneware. Contact: Dove and Pat Dabbert.
Ikebana International, Chapter 115. Phone: 924-1598. 4432 Camino Real. Sarasota 34231 Stimulates, cultivates and perpetuates the study of Ikebana-related art. Contact: Penny Hendry.
Living Walls Furniture Design. Phone: 957-4411 1311 Sarasota 34236. Contemporary gift shop and furniture showroom. Contact: Alison Bishop
Manasota Weavers Guild. Phone: 923 0012. P.O. Box 21536, Sarasota 34276. Organization of weavers, basketmakers, spinners and other fiber artists. Contact: Carolyn Greber.
J. Page Basketry. Phone: 485-6730. 820 Albee Road W., Casey Key Plaza, Nokomis 34275. Working studio and supply outlet for basketmaking, chair re-seating needs. Contact: JoAnn Page.
Sarasota County Parks & Recreation Department. Phone: 486-2323. 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice 34285.
Babiak Dance Ensemble. Phone: 966-1847. 1742 Joyce St., Sarasota 34231. Shows in costume with audience participation: German. Turkish, Polish and other national dances. Contact: Shirley Babiak.
Children's Dance Arena. Phone: 957-0070. 3303 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota 34239. A studio devoted to dance education for ages 3-8. Ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and creative dance. Contact: Ginny Hendry.
Dance Center. Phone: 953-4646. 1909 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 34239. Dance training in creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, Hawaiian, for all ages. Contact: Deborah Vinton.
Flex Dance. Phone: 957-0070. 3303 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota 34239. A dance school with programs for ages 3 to adult, beginner and professional levels. Contact: Ginny Hendry.
Florida Ballet Arts School. Phone: 953-3422. 501 N. Beneva Road. Town & Country Plaza, Sarasota 34232. Pre-ballet, children's acrobatics, adult dance program, jazz and theater classes. Contact: Richard Cash.
Grapevine International Folk Dancers. Phone: 351-6281. 5876 Clubside Drive, Sarasota 34243. Recreational group enjoys doing dances from around the world. Contact: Marie L. Millett.
Inge's School of Dance. Phone: 924-2467. 3900 Clark Road, Bldg. 1-2, Lakeshore Village Plaza, Sarasota 34233. Pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, jazz, all age levels. Contact: Inge Keon.
National Institute for Art and Sport Dancing. Phone: 952-0427. 556 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236. Aim is to develop and promote awareness of benefits of ballroom and Latin American dance, especially for youth. Contact: Jeffrey P. Carlson.
Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Phone: 359-0771. P.O. Box 49094, Sarasota 34230-6094. Professional resident ballet company presenting grand classical ballet repertoire, with an ongoing educational outreach program called "Dance -- The Next Generation." Contact: Susan Lagg.
Steven Vincent's The Dance Studio. Phone: 365-0611. 535 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota 34236. Professional dance education and performance arts group Contact Steven Vincent
West Coast Dance Project. Phone 957-0070 3303 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota 34239 Pre professional dance company designed to promote dance education for aspiring young artists. Contact Ginny Hendry.
Education & Arts Instruction
Adult and Community Education Center. Phone 361-6590. 1025 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota 34237. Center promotes the arts with classes in dance, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, crafts and art appreciation. Contact: Judy L. Rinks.
Aquamarine Productions. Phone: 798-3742. 10125 Manatee Ave. W., D-3, Bradenton 34209. Agency dedicated to creating training, travel, vacation and marketing opportunities for artists teaching silk-painting on a group basis. Contact: Mark Mizener.
A.R.T.S.: Artist Resources and Tools for Survival. Phone: (505) 474-6257. Sierra Azul, Rt. 10, Box 94-ND, Santa Fe N.M., 87501. Although now based in Sante Fe, A.R.T.S. provides group workshops, consultation and individual counseling in "artist survival skills" during regular visits to Sarasota. Contact: Ms. Nat Dean.
Bascher's North Creek Art School and Tropical Gallery. Phone: 966-4825. 2150 Cordes Way, Osprey 34229. Continuous small art classes, community outreach, gallery open house. Contact: Joy Bascher.
Education Center. Phone: 383-8811. 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 34228. Non-profit liberal arts facility with emphasis on teaching art, writing, literature, drama and philosophy. Contact: Sally Gould.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sarasota Chapter. P.O. Box 5403, Sarasota 34238. Organization fosters high standard of excellence in embroidery through education and study. Contact: Jeanne Baum.
Encore Fine Arts Program. Phone: 349-3223. Out-of-Door Academy. 444 Reid St., Sarasota 34242. Group and private lessons to students, ages three through adult, from professional artists and musicians. Contact: Linda Vasilaki.
Florida Institute for Art Education. Phone: 349-3439. 842 Mangrove Pt. Road. Sarasota 34242. Provides in-service workshops to art teachers, classroom teachers and administrators to make arts an integral part of daily curriculum. Contact: Nancy Roucher.
Friends of the Arts and Sciences. Phone: 924-5770. 4433 Rivenwood Ave., P.O. Box 15766, Sarasota 34277-1766. Workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, slide and lecture programs: changing gallery shows October-April. Contact: Marilyn Miller
Katherine's World Workshops. Phone: 349-1714. P.O. Box 35187, Sarasota 34242-5187. Workshops in art and photography, in 1996, trip to the Southwest. Contact: Katherine L. Rowland.
Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library. Phone: 359-7587. Ringling School of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Library provides informational resources with collection of 20,000 volumes including books, videos and periodicals. Contact: Deborah Johnson.
Manatee Community College, South Campus. Phone: 493-3504, ext. 2643. 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Venice 34293. Public community college serves Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Andrew Vincent Messina Foundation. Phone: 925-8553. P.O. Box 5741, Sarasota 34231. Children's music foundation provides lessons, instruments for children financially unable to secure them; support to All Children's Hospital for music therapy program. Contact: Leigh Ann Messina.
Ringling School of Art and Design. Phone: 351-5100. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234-5895. Professional visual arts college with BFA degree programs in computer animation. fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interior design and photography. Contact: Virginia Small.
Ringling School of Art and Design, Office of Continuing Education. Phone: 359-7577. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234. Non-credit classes and workshops for youth, adults: taught in Sarasota and a special location in North Carolina. Contact: Sandra MacDonald.
Julie Rohr Academy. Phone: 371-4979. 4466 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34232. Accredited academic private school for nursery through eighth grade, focusing on performing arts. Contact: Julie Rohr McHugh.
Sarasota County Libraries Department. Phone: 316-1181. 1001 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota 34236. Six public libraries throughout Sarasota County. Contact: Joan A. Hopkins.
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. Phone: 1-941-474-3570. 101 Orange St., Englewood 34223. Classes for the public, especially in crafts, dance, visual arts. Contact: Edward J. Exner.
Sarasota Family YMCA Frank G. Berlin Sr. Branch. Phone: 955-8194. 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota 34237. Promotes Judeo-Christian values through programs that build strong bodies, minds and spirits. Contact: Valerie Kerwin.
Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning. 1001 Blvd. of the Arts, c/o Selby Library. Sarasota 34236. Provides lectures and discussions on topics of current concern nationally and internationally. Contact: Scott Behoteguy.
Sarasota-Manatee Dance Teachers Association. Phone: 953-4646, 365-3673. C/o the Dance Center, 1909 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 34239. Support group for Sarasota Ballet. founded to promote and maintain high quality of dance in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Contact: Deborah Vinton.
Sarasota Visual & Performing Arts Center. Phone: 355-2967. 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34234. High school visual and performing arts magnet program at Booker High School in areas of visual art, dance, music, radio/TV and theater. Contact: Ms. Irnie Ives.
Sing-A-Song, Inc. Phone: 378-0888. P.O. Box 31161. Sarasota 34232. Method of self-discovery through vocal music, actor training, creative theater and psychodramatic techniques. Contact: Joanna Homer.
Sumi-E Society of America, Inc., Sarasota Chapter. Phone: 957-3728. C/o Sumner, 555 S. Gulfstream Ave., #903, Sarasota 34236. Fosters appreciation of Oriental brush painting techniques through publications, workshops, lectures, exhibitions. Contact: Pamela Sumner
University of South Florida at Sarasota/New College. Phone: 359-4200. 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243. Educational and cultural center embraces both New College of USF and the University program. Contact: Humanities Department.
Project Black Cinema. Phone: 957-7944. P.O. Box 565, Sarasota 34230. Presents the cutting edge in African diaspora cinema -- foreign, independent, classic and contemporary international film festival held each September. Contact: W. L. Che Barnett.
Sarasota Film Society Inc. Phone: 364-8662. P.O. Box 337B (1285 Fourth St.), Sarasota 34230-3378 Exhibits first-run international and American independent films, sponsors Cine-World Film Festival in November. Contact: Sue Morris.
Sarasota French Film Festival. Phone: 351-9010 ext. 4300. Asolo Center, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243, Five-day annual event showcases new French feature films in the presence of their directors and stars. Contact: Patricia Richmond.
Travelventure Films/Florida Geographic Society. Phone: (800) 446-0418. P.O. Box 5146. Clearwater FL 34618. Professional travelogue film series narrated live in person by each film producer, in Sarasota venues. Contact: Mary Langholz or Dannette Lynch.
Caledonian Club of Florida West. Phone: 924-6793. 7577 Calle Facil, Sarasota 34238. Purpose is to share Scottish culture and heritage Contact: Nikki Cederquist.
Crowley Museum and Nature Center. Phone: 322-1000. 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota 34240. A center for education about the natural history and pioneer history of Florida, with a boardwalk, pioneer cabin, blacksmith shop and museum on 185 acres. Contact: Debbie Dixon.
Gult Coast Heritage Association/Historic Spanish Point. Phone: 966-5214. 500 N. Tamiami Trail, P.O. Box 846. Osprey 34229. 30-acre environmental, archaeological and historic site featuring nature trails, formal gardens and archaeological exhibits. Contact: Linda W. Mansperger.
Longboat Key Historical Society. Phone: 383-4066. P.O. Box 44, Longboat Key 34228. Group s devoted to perpetuating the history of Longboat Key. Contact: Ralph B. Hunter.
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation. Phone: 366-5508. P.O. Box 1754. Sarasota 34230 Countywide organization dedicated to preservation of Sarasota's historic environment through education, restoration and conservation projects. Contact: Bob Town.
Sarasota County Department of Historical Resources. Phone: 316-1115. 701 Plaza de Santo Domingo, Sarasota 34236. Government agency charged with organizing, managing activities supporting identification, evaluation, preservation, protection, development and interpretation of county's historic resources. Contact David W. Baber.
Sarasota Opera House. Phone: 366-8450. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236. Located in historic Edwards Theater Building, where Will Rogers, Elvis Presley and the Ziegfeld Follies appeared Tours available by appointment. Contact: John Borland.
World's Fair Collectors Society Inc. Phone: 923-2590. P.O. Box 20806, Sarasota 34276. Maintains its own World's Fair Library and museum collection, issues bimonthly Fair News. Contact: Michael R. Pender Sr.
Cecilian Music Society. Phone: 497-5715. 4227 Conrad Road, Venice 34293. Purpose is to further good music in the area and encourage youth involvement by offering scholarships in music. Contact: Beverly Freeland.
Comic Opera Company of Sarasota, Inc. Phone: 383-7295. 4800 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 5C. Longboat Key 34228. Company is to present comic opera to the public with emphasis on tourists. Contact: Carole Gilbert.
The Coral-aires of Southwest Florida, Inc. Phone: 1-941-473-3900. 6145 Roberta Drive, Englewood 34224. Charitable organization entertains for mobile home parks. malls, nursing homes, offers benefit show each spring. Contact: Joyce Preusker.
Englewood Performing Arts Association. Phone: 1-941-473-2787. P.O. Box 1304. Englewood 34295-1304. Presents seven concerts each year during winter season.
Florida West Coast Symphony Inc. Phone: 953-4252. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Umbrella organization for symphony. chamber orchestra, chamber ensembles, youth orchestra program and Sarasota Music Festival. Contact: Gretchen Serrie.
Florida Wed Coast Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. Phone: 953-4252. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Now in 47th season. professional Sarasota-Manatee symphony performs classical series. pops and children's concerts October-April. Contact: Gretchen Serrie.
Florida String Quartet, Florida Wind Quintet, Florida Brass Quintet, New Artists Quartet. Phone: 953-4252. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Chamber ensembles perform subscription concert series in Holley Hall, throughout community and Florida. Contact: Trevor Cramer.
Florida West Coast Youth Orchestra. Phone: 953-4252. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Program offers training on orchestral instruments through Youth Orchestra program on Saturday mornings during school year, Summer at the Symphony from late June to early August. Contact: Mona McPhail.
Friends of Florida Folk Inc., Sarasota Chapter. Phone: 377-9256. 1625 Vereda Verde. Sarasota 34232. One of five statewide chapters with goal of promoting and encouraging performers of acoustic folk music. Contact: Jean Hewitt.
Gloria Musicae Inc. Phone: 954-4223. P.O. Box 3863, Sarasota 34237. Twenty-four-member chamber chorus of professional singers performs four-eight times per season. Contact: Fay Murphy.
Jazz Club of Sarasota. Phone: 366-1552. 290 Cocoanut Ave., Bldg. 3. Sarasota 34236. Dedicated to preserving, perpetuating and encouraging jazz, for enrichment of community, educating and encouraging youth to enjoy jazz, through school programs and youth clubs. Contact: Jerry Roucher.
Key Chorale. Phone: 921-4845. P.O. Box 20613, Sarasota 34276. Dedicated to performing and promoting great choral/orchestral masterworks. Contact: Angela Ward-Beulig.
La Musica International Chamber Music Festival. Phone: 364-8802. P.O. Box 5442, Sarasota 34277. Festival brings together outstanding musicians from Europe and the Americas to present programs of traditional and contemporary chamber music. Contact: Sally R. Faron.
North Port Concert Orchestra. Phone: 1-941-426-6080. P.O. Box 7138. North Port 34287. Organization of 60 volunteer musicians offers community three concerts. Contact: Ray McMichael.
Prevailing Winds. Phone: 924-2585. 3047 Woodpine Circle, Sarasota 34231. Quartet marking its 10th anniversary with several special concerts, performing classical as well as easy listening music. Contact: Barbara Dirks.
Riverview High School Music Department. Phone: 923-1484, ext. 250. One Ram Way, Sarasota 34231. Performance and non-performance activities for voice, instruments, dance and technological study. Contact: David A. Naumann.
Sarasota Boys Choir. Phone: 921-5355. 4826 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota 34233. Offers musical training to boys aged 8-13 and performs for clubs, churches and other groups. Contact Carolyn E. Weber.
Sarasota Chapter of the American Recorder Society. Phone: 493-4322. c/o Lynelle Williams, 1641 Alton Road. Venice 34293 Purpose is to support and encourage active involvement with early music by study and performance of the recorder. Contact: Lynelle Williams.
Sarasota Chapter, SPEBSQSA (Chorus of the Keys). Phone: 355-1516 5038 Pebble Beach Ave., Sarasota 34234. Men's four-part harmony chapter of Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. Contact: Charles W. Becker.
SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.) Phone: 378-1120. 4507 Highland Oaks Circle. Sarasota 34235. All-male singing society including several quartets. Contact: Harold Eady.
Sarasota Choral Society Inc. Phone: 378-5642. 3395 Webber Woods Drive, Sarasota 34240. Choral society has presented annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," open to all, for 50 years. Contact: Paul Webber.
Sarasota Concert Association. P.O. Box 1714, Sarasota 34230, or 4556 Ascot Circle S., Sarasota 34235-3612. Presents five-concert subscription series of quality music. Contact: John W. Ames.
Sarasota Concert Band, Inc. Phone: 955-6660. 73 S. Palm Ave., Suite 224-A, Sarasota 34236. Concerts in the Sousa tradition, played year-round. Contact: Mrs. Lee Pruyn.
Sarasota Music Archive, Inc. Phone: 955-5890. 265 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34236. Music archive collects, preserves and uses materials to educate. entertain and inform the public. Contact: Juliette Williams.
Sarasota Music Club. Phone: 371-3288. 900 Cocoanut Ave., Sarasota 34236. Musical programs on third Thursday. October-April: gives music scholarships to graduating high school students. Contact: Beth Carr.
Sarasota Music Festival. Phone: 952-9634.709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Three-week, internationally renowned chamber music festival first three weeks of June. "Official Teaching and Performing Festival of the State of Florida." Contact: Trevor Cramer.
Sarasota Music Teachers Association. Phone: 923-3979. 3979 Country View Drive, Sarasota 34223. Dedicated to teaching and supporting music education: affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association. Contact: Carmen Conway.
Sarasota Opera Association. Phone: 366-8450, 953-7030 (box office) 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236 Nationally acclaimed professional opera productions, four/five performed in repertory each year. Education and outreach programs include senior citizens, minority youth. Contact: Deane Allyn.
Sarasota Opera Music Reference Library. Phone: 366-8450 61 N. Pineapple Ave, Sarasota 34236. Materials available for study and research include records, tapes. CDs, scores, librettos. Contact: Dr. Elynor Bryson or Dr. Walter Petryshn.
Sarasota Pops. Phone: 383-0734. P.O. Box 8754, Longboat Key 34228. Orchestra of 85 professional and non-professional musicians performs music of all genres in four concerts at Van Wezel Hall each season. Contact: Dale Jensen.
Sarasota Sweet Adelines. Phone: 918-9102. 700 Faith St.. Osprey 34229. International non-profit singing organization for women, where four-part harmony is taught and sung. Contact: Joan Liguori.
Sarasota Youth Opera Company of the Sarasota Opera Association. Phone: 366-8450: 953-7030 (box office). Children aged seven-18 audition each September to perform in special opera each year. Members of Youth Opera also participate in opera's outreach programs and mainstage productions. Contact: Deane Allyn.
Suncoast Chorale, Inc. Phone: 1-941-473-3800. 895 S. Indiana Ave., Suite #104, Englewood 34223. 70-voice volunteer chorus dedicated to performing great choral music of past and present for area residents. Contact: Sydney M. Dotson.
Suncoast Concert Band Inc. Phone: 955-9452. 3405 Oakwood Blvd S., Sarasota 34237. Sixty-piece concert band geared toward retired musicians in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 1933. Formerly Sarasota Mobile Home Park Band. Contact: Leo J. Laier.
Sweet Adelines International, Sarasota Chorus. Phone: 924-7859. 3675 Country Place Blvd., Sarasota 34233. Singing four-part harmony a cappella, chorus of women entertains with a variety of music. Contact: Pat Benson.
Venetian Harmony Chorus (of Sweet Adelines International). Phone: 1-941-474-2052. P.O. Box 3285, Venice 34293. Promotes barbershop style singing for women. Contact: Shirley Koeppel or Gussie Goodrum.
Venice Area Music Teachers Association. Phone: 488-7411. 428 Shore Road, Venice 34285. Local branch of music teachers' professional organization. Contact: Phyllis Stolz.
Venice Concert Band Inc. Phone: 1-941-475-6374. 2406 Brookwood Drive, Englewood 34224. Concert band draws personnel from music teachers, professional and retired musicians. Also: Venice Summer Symphony. Venice Summer Concert Band. Contact: James F. Deane.
Venice Symphony. Phone: 488-1010. P.O. Box 1561, Venice 34284. Full symphonic orchestra presents series of classical and "pops" concerts. November-April. Contact: Jean Peters.
Mariea Watkins Music Company. Phone: 365-7543. P.O. Box 49052, Sarasota 34230. Full-service music publisher including print division. music business consulting, sheet music, music production, lessons. Contact: Dr. Mariea Watkins.
Englewood Camera Club. Phone: 1-941-475-4661.1071 Kant St., Englewood 34224. Amateur photographers meet to discuss new products and procedures. Contact: Lamarr Knapp.
The Meadows Photographic Competition. Phone: 371-2300. 5037 Ringwood Meadow, Sarasota 34235. Annual open juried competition. Contact: Marion Wieder.
Sarasota Camera Club. Phone: 377-5196. c/o Exposures Learning Center, 2078 Constitution Blvd., Sarasota 34231. Promotes knowledge and enjoyment of photography, good fellowship. Meetings first and third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Norman Patterson.
Senior Friendship Center Camera Club. Phone: 955-2122. 1888 Alderman St., Sarasota 34236. Conducts lectures and seminars as well as photo exhibits. Contact: Norman Patterson.
Terry Schank Photography. Phone: 364-8866. 1677 10th St., Sarasota 34236. Museum-quality photography of two and three-dimensional artwork for reproduction and portfolio. Contact: Terry Schank.
Support & Service Groups
Art & Antique Exchange International. Phone 351-7578 4229 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234 Promotes art and antique exchange collector vacations with exhibits and tours into Sarasota and central European cities Contact Zoltan Devenyi.
Downtown Association of Sarasota. Phone: 951-2656 P.O. Box 3895, Sarasota 34230-3895. Purpose is to create finest environment in which to work, live. shop. dine and be entertained Contact: Paul N. Thorpe Jr.
Englewood Area Writers Guild. Phone: 484-4035 P.O. Box 1057, Englewood 34295-1057, Guild brings together persons interested in art of writing to exchange ideas, provide support system, critiques and educational opportunities. Contact: Richard Sinclair Haines.
Fine Arts Society of Sarasota. Phone: 921-3120. P.O. Box 1432, Sarasota 34230. Promotes fine arts via scholarships and grants for Sarasota county residents, acquisition and display of permanent collection at Van Wezel Hall, "Creators & Collectors Tour" of homes and studios. Contact: Barbara Dielmann.
Florida West Coast Symphony Association. Phone: 953-4252.709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Fund-raising arm of Florida West Coast Symphony. Contact: Katie Lipski.
Friends at the Selby Public Library. Phone: 365-5228. 701 Plaza de Santo Domingo, Sarasota 34236. Mission is to support and enrich Selby Public Library and to provide volunteers. Contact: John van Heusden.
IATSE Local 412. Phone: 955-5844. P.O. Drawer Q, Sarasota 34230. Labor force for all types of theater work. Contact: Bryan L. Slattery.
National League of American Pen Women. Phone: 379-8356. 5773 Whistlewood Circle, Sarasota 34232. National organization of professional artists, writers and composers. Contact: Dee Winterhalter.
New College Library Association Inc. Phone: 351-3700. 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243. NCLA enhances library at the University of South Florida, New College, with contributions above state funding.
R.G. Redhead Associates. Phone: 377-9990. 2455 Gold Oak Court. Sarasota 34232. Thirty years' experience in corporate and private fine arts consulting, commercial and residential gallery design and installation. Contact: Ronald Garland Redhead.
Ringling School of Art and Design Library Association. Phone: 351-5100. P.O. Box 4071, Sarasota 34230-4071. Association assists Ringling School in acquisition of pertinent materials, funding special projects.
Sarasota Opera Guild. Phone: 366-8450. 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236. Promotes increase of knowledge and appreciation of opera in community in conjunction with Sarasota Opera Association. Contact: Bobby Garibaldi.
Sigma Alpha Iota. Phone: 748-2851. 2004 39th St. W., Bradenton 34205. International fraternity of professional musicians dedicated to encouraging and supporting highest possible standards of musicianship. Contact: Jane Fantaski.
Unitarian Universalist Arts Council. Phone: 371-4974. 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota 34232-1614. Council promotes arts in community and church through programs, monthly art exhibits and educational experiences for adults and children. Contact: Jane Grundy.
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Cultural Development Committee. Phone: 488-2236. 257 Tamiami Trail North, Venice 34285. Promotes awareness and quality of cultural activities and development of facilities.
Venice Opera Guild. Phone: 488-9314. P.O. Box 2233, Venice 34284. Auxiliary of Sarasota Opera Association brings musical programs and special events to Venice and South County. Contact: Shirley Moedlhammer.
Volunteer Center South. Phone: 488-5683. 400 S. Tamiami Trail, #230, Venice 34285. Center mobilizes people and resources to find solutions through volunteerism clearinghouse. Contact: Sharon Wilkin.
Woman's Exchange of Sarasota Inc. Phone: 955-7873. 539 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota 34236. Since 1962 the Woman's Exchange has awarded more than $3 million to cultural arts in the area. Contact: Caroline Allen.
Joan Adley's Poetry Players. Phone: 349-6561. 208 Pass Key Road, Sarasota 34242. Presenters of "Soulsong," a playing out of inner/outer worlds in words, music and movement. Contact: Joan Adley.
Asolo Conservatory Theatre Company. Phone: 351-9010. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243. Company offers six-play season in intimate 161-seat Conservatory Theatre at the Asolo Center. featuring professional artists and Florida State University graduate acting students. Contact: Brant Pope.
Asolo Theatre Company. Phone: 351-9010. 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34243. Thirty-five-year-old regional professional theater company performing in two theaters in association with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Contact: Howard M. Millman.
Curtain Time Children's Theatre. Phone: 922-1362. 3670 Emily Lane, Sarasota 34238. Acting classes for children of all ages. Contact: Delores Masonick.
Florida Studio Theatre. Phone: 366-9017. 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. FST is a professional theater with mission to develop and create new works for the stage and to educate and develop new audiences for these works. Contact: Tony Falcone.
Florida Theatre Conference. Phone: 922-8364. 3225 Lockwood Ridge Road S., Sarasota 34239. Annual statewide theater festival in Sarasota (1996 dates Nov. 20-24), showcasing performances, auditions, competitions and workshops. Contact: Drew Morris.
Full Moon Theatre Company. Phone: 922-4319. 3263 Cross Creek Drive, Sarasota 34231. Non-Equity professional theater provides alternative theater for community. Contact: C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith.
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. Phone: 366-5454. 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236. Cocktails, candlelight dining and a professional Broadway show. Contact: Robert E. Turoff.
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre/Venice. Phone: 484-7711. At the Best Western Venice Resort Inn. 447 U.S. 41 N. Bypass. Venice 34292. Venice version of Golden Apple: cocktails, dinner and a show. Contact: Benjamin M. Turoff.
Island Players. Phone: 778-5755. 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria 34216. (P.O. Box 2059). Community theater presents five plays per season. Contact: Ruth Stevens.
Lemon Bay Playhouse Inc. Phone: 1-941-475-6756. (353 W. Dearborn St.), P.O. Box 124, Englewood 34295. Community theater presents six plays throughout the year. Contact: Jean H. Scudder.
License to Bash, starring The First Amendments. Phone: 366-1348. 3051 Bay St., Sarasota 34237. "Newsical" comedy revue uses parodies of familiar tunes to spoof local politics, current affairs and the national scene Contact Tom or Andrea Kelly.
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. Phone 748-0111 or 748-5875 (box office) 102 Old Main St, Bradenton 34205. Community theater voted "Best Live Theatre" in Bradenton Herald readers' preference poll. Now in 47th season. Contact: Rob Prescott.
PJ Children's Theatre. Phone 366-4447. 3016 Eden Mill Drive, Sarasota 34237. Company presents live professional theater for children and their families while serving as educational arm for children desiring training for the professional stage. Contact: Michael J. Waldron.
The Players of Sarasota. Phone: 365-2494.838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Players celebrate 66th year of producing and sponsoring musical theater, live music and other programs. Contact: Deborah Rohaty.
Sarasota Poetry Theatre. Phone: 366-6468. P.O. Box 25371, Sarasota 34277. Group makes poetry of all types accessible to public. Contact: Justin Spring.
The SOURCE Teen Theatre/Planned Parenthood Association of Southwest Florida. Phone: 365-3913. 1958 Prospect St., Sarasota 34239. Nationally known, award-winning theater for young people that examines important information on teen issues. Contact: KT Curran.
Theatre Works of Sarasota Inc. Phone: 952-9170. 1247 First St., Sarasota 34236. Professional theater organization presenting wide variety of shows. Contact: Lee Linkous.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Phone: 953-3366. 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. The 1,761-seat hall presents full schedule of world-class music, dance and theater each season and plays host to many local cultural organizations' programs.
Venice Little Theatre. Phone: 488-1115. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice 34275. Community theater offers six mainstage productions, four Stage II shows and theater for young people, community outreach. Contact: Yvonne Pinkerton.
Judy Abney Custom Fine Arts. Phone: 346-1145. 5475 Shadow Lawn Drive. Sarasota 34242. Commission artists specializing in custom paintings, murals, faux and custom rug design. Contact: Judy Abney.
Apple & Carpenter Gallery of Fine Art. Phone: 951-2314. 64 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Gallery buys and sells 19th and early 20th-century paintings and fine antiques. Contact: Joseph Panarelli.
ARTarget. Phone: 953-2482. P.O. Box 49733, Sarasota 34230. Non-profit, artist-run arts advocacy organization dedicated to exhibition of contemporary, topical work. Contact: Pamela Sumner.
Art League of Manatee County. Phone: 746-2862. 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton 34205. Dedicated to promoting visual arts through art instruction, education and exhibitions. Contact: Maureen Zaremba.
Art Uptown, inc. Phone: 955-5409. 1367 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Co-operative gallery with 32 local artists promoting art awareness. doing educational projects. Contact: Nancy Hawkins.
Avenue Art Shop Inc. Phone: 955-4763. 1817 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 34239. Gallery offering mainly handcrafted items by local artists. Contact: John Barends or Betty Van Lienden.
Brittany-Lore Galleries. Phone: 366-9808. 1586 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Eclectic gallery featuring contemporary wildlife originals. prints and animation originals. Contact: Wayne D. Kastner.
Brubaker Gallery. Phone: 388-2992. 415 St. Armands Circle. Sarasota 34236. Contemporary paintings and posters by Florida artists. Contact: John M. Dineen.
Chasen Galleries. Phone: 366-4278. 16 S. Palm Ave.. Sarasota 34236. Sculptures. tapestries, large canvases. Contact: Bart Carlson.
City of Sarasota Public Art Program. Phone: 954-4195. P.O. Box 1058, Sarasota 34230. Public art committee oversees upgrading of city's visual landscaping through promotion of public art in downtown and theater and arts district. Contact: Jeanne Belluci.
The Collector's Wall. Phone: 927-2643. 4976 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34231. Area's largest selection of paintings. graphics and posters. Contact: Laura Gionfriddo.
Corbino Galleries. Phone: 955-8845. 1472 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Fine arts gallery specializing in contemporary American and Latin American painting and sculpture. Contact: Michael Corbino.
Crissy Galleries. Phone: 957-1110. 640 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota 34236.18th to 20th-century decorative arts. Contact: Bruce M. Crissy Jr.
Exit Art. Phone: 383-4099. 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 34228. Exhibits contemporary art. Contact: Deborah Stanick.
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society. Phone: 379-6621. 4152 Bowling Green Circle. Sarasota 34233. Purpose is to foster art of watercolor pointing through exhibits. lectures, demonstrations. Contact: Art Sarlin.
Four Winds Gallery. Phone: 388-2510. 17 Fillmore Drive. St. Armands. Sarasota 34236. Gallery dedicated to arts, crafts. antiquities of Native American Indians. Contact: John Krena.
Furniture Arts by Helene Bargebuhr. Phone: 951-0993. 502 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 34236. Provides furniture design and art forms including oils, silks and three-dimensional art to public and trade. Contact: Helene Bargebuhr.
Gallery B. Phone: 365-2054. 1269 First St., Sarasota 34236. Showcases artwork of Brent DeLess: featuring "Dolphin Series" with portion of sales donated to Mote Marine Laboratory. Contact: Brent C. DeLess.
The Gallery at The Education Center. Phone: 383-8811. 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 34228. Gallery exhibits works by local artists, October-April. Contact: Mary Ostlund.
Gio/Graphica Art & Design Resources, Phone: 927-2843. 4976 S. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota 34231. Wholesale art and design showroom. Contact: Laura Gionfriddo.
The Hang-Up Inc. Phone: 953-5757. 45 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Offers complete selection of paintings, graphics, sculpture and custom framing. Contact: Frank Troncale.
William Hartman. Phone: 955-4785. 48 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Specializes in antique prints including botanicals, maps. Contact: William Hartman.
Hodgell Gallery. Phone: 366-1146.46 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Represents 80 artists from around the world and features contemporary painting, fine studio glass. Contact: Brian O'Connell.
Kennedy Studios. Phone: 952-0358. 1512 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Offers wide selection from fine art to posters and custom framing. Contact: Deborah Mitchell, Ron Campian.
Kristopher-Lindsay Galleries. Phone: 388-2100. 19 N. Boulevard of Presidents. Sarasota 34236. Paintings, sculpture and glass.
Longboat Framing Galleries. Phone: 383-8914. 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 34228. Custom framing, antique art and framing, oils, prints, accessories. Contact: Phillip Slaymaker.
Longboat Key Art Center. Phone: 383-2345. 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key 34228. Provides studios for instruct on, galleries for exhibiting, sale of fine arts and crafts. Contact: Beth Cunningham.
Manatee Community College Fine Art Gallery. Phone: 755-1511, ext. 4251. 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton 84207. Features art exhibitions of faculty, students, professional artists. Contact: Joseph Loccisano Jr.
Manatee Community College South Campus Art Gallery. Phone: 493-3504. 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice 34293. Exhibits work of local, state and national visual artists; also student exhibits. Contact: Kate Page Korp.
Marise Art Gallery. Phone: 922-7169. 6506 Gateway Ave., Sarasota 34231. Home to Marise's original oil "Open Door" series; source for prints, framing and discount supplies. Contact: Julie London.
North Port Area Art Guild. Phone: 1-941-426-6557. P.O. Box 7257, North Port 34287. Small guild involved in visual arts, music. crafts. Contact: Janis W. Goodcuff.
Painted Garden Fine Art Gallery and Studio. Phone: 957-0623. 1550 Fourth St., Sarasota 34236. Gallery and studio dedicated to growth and knowledge through visual arts. Contact: Kathleen Carrillo.
Paradise Gallery. Phone: 366-7155. 1359 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Contemporary fine art from international and local artists. Contact: Gudrun O. Newman.
The Parrish Connection. Phone: 484-4141. 201 Venice Ave. W., Venice 34285. Featured artist Maxfield Parrish, along with original works by contemporary American artists including Edna Hibel. Contact: Kay Oberbillig.
Purple Palm Gallery/Johnson/Peterson Architects, Inc. Phone: 952-1111. 1234 First St., Sarasota 34236. Strong conceptual art that reinforces and complements architectural environment. Contact: Cynthia Peterson.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Phone: 359-5700. 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 34243. State art museum of Florida has 22 galleries with 500 years of European art, including Baroque paintings, the Ringling mansion, Ca' d'Zan, the Circus Museum, courtyard sculpture. Contact: Barbara Linick.
Donn Roll Galleries. Phone: 955-1002. 1415 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Contemporary fine arts gallery specializing in works of significant Florida artists and museum-quality art in all media. Contact: Donn L. Roll.
Santa Fe Trails Gallery. Phone: 954-1972. 1429 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Gallery of contemporary Southwestern and Native American art, specializing in unique custom framing. Contact: Beth Segreti.
Sarasota China Art Club. Phone: 922-8736. 1624 Southwood St., Sarasota 34231. Specializing in porcelain art. Contact: Sally Knachel
Sarasota Emporium. Phone: 366-0954. 1521 Main St., Sarasota 34236. Art cards, prints and limited edition prints; custom framing. Contact: John D. Megge.
Sarasota Visual Art Center. Phone: 365-2032. 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Established in 1926 to encourage visual artistic expression through exhibits, education and public recognition. Contact: Max P. Muller.
Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design. Phone: 359-7563. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234. Exhibitions of contemporary local, national and international artists and designers. Contact: Kevin Dean, Susannah Michalson.
State Street Gallery. Phone: 362-3767. 1517 State St., Sarasota 34236. Traditional and contemporary paintings, antiques and other art forms. Contact: Leslie Packard.
A Step Above Gallery. Phone: 955-4477. 500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34236. Pottery, handblown glass, paintings, jewelry. Contact: Shelly or Lois Ross.
The Tabby Cat. Phone: 388-3021. 9 Fillmore Drive, St. Armands, Sarasota 34236. Unique cards and prints by Sarasota artist/calligrapher. Contact: Sydney Hauser.
A Touch of Art Gallery & Framery. Phone: 951-6837. 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, (Midtown Plaza), Sarasota 34239. Large variety of limited edition prints, serigraphs by local and national artists. Contact: Stephen M. Craig.
Venice Art Center. Phone: 485-7136. 390 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice 34285. Offers classes for adults and children, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits. Contact: Wallace Appel.
Women's Caucus for Art, Sarasota/Manatee Chapter. Phone: 966-7710. P.O. Box 25184, Sarasota 34277. Artist-members are committed to improving quality, well-being and visibility of women in the arts through lectures, demonstrations and exhibits. Contact: Chris Connors.
Women's Resource Center of Sarasota, Inc. Phone: 366-1700. 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota 34237. Features exhibits of works by upcoming local women artists. Contact: Margaret Boyd.
Yellow Bird of St. Armands. Phone: 388-1823. 35 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota 34236. Antiques and more.
Your Art's Desire. Phone: 924-4818. 280 Gulf Gate Mall. Sarasota 34231. Showcases fine art prints and posters by local artists. Contact: Ann Houk.
Ziegenfuss Gallery of Fine Art. Phone: 365-3266. 76 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota 34236. Contemporary artists. Contact: Lourdes or Bob Ziegenfuss.
This listing is an attempts to identify and describe working artists in the Sarasota / Manatee area. It does not, however, claim to be definitive list. Artists were invited to participate through public venues such as newspapers and local membership organizations. The Arts Council did not solicit individual artist's entries.
The descriptions included in each entry were written by the artists. They have occasionally been edited for space considerations. These entries are summaries of more detailed information available in the Arts Council's database. Most of the artists in the registry have also provided slides and other documentation of their work. These comprise the Arts Council's slide file.
The database and slide file are available for public use and research at the Sarasota County Arts Council. These reference sources are updated throughout the year.
Writing & Publications
Sarasota Arts Review. Phone: 364-5825. P.O. Box 2252, Sarasota 34236. Monthly magazine covering arts, entertainment, and cultural community of Southwest Florida for the past five years. Contact: Su Byron.
SARASOTA Magazine. Phone: 366-8225. 601 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 34236. Regular arts coverage, monthly calendar of events including the arts. Contact: Pam Daniel, Kay Kipling.
Show Business. Phone: (904) 757-3913. P. O. Box 26624, Jacksonville 32226. Monthly publication listing festivals, arts and craft shows in Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina. Contact: LaVerne Herren.
West Coast Woman. Phone: 954-3300. P.O. Box 819, Sarasota 34230. Monthly publication designed to promote businesswomen in the area. Contact: Louise Bruderle.
Diane D. Alexander, 333-0283. Painting, mixed media. She uses still life as a point of departure...space, atmosphere and light are dynamically presented in juxtaposition to what appears solid and opaque.
Ingrid Alta Villa, 351-0655. Painting, printmaking, mixed media. Paintings and monotypes reminiscent of lunar and architectural landscapes utilizing geometric shapes...FAP, PHO.
Betty Altman, 488-1177. Painting, mixed media, collage. "Mixed media and collage in figurative or abstract painting is as important to me as strong color and form." Art direction.
Ian Alden Anderson, 355-0334. Sculpture, painting. Combines Ferro-Cement with mosaics, creating sculptures with Hindu/Buddhist motifs, laden with strong expressionistic overtones. AT framing/display fabrication.
Jim Archibald, 922-3741. Painting. Work is principally transparent watercolor but moving into simplified patterns and the elimination of details.
Judy Axe, 953-5649. Mosaics, painting, mixed media. Mosaics in various materials...traditional and contemporary. Subjects: birds, fish, shells, flowers, etc. on commission, also murals in acrylic on various grounds. Mural painter. AT.
Claudia Bach, 351-6116; FAX: 756-0129. Painting, graphics, mixed media. Bach's work focuses on figuration of the human feminine form, with themes that encompass the roles and conditions of women in our present society. Painting, printmaking, sculpture.
Ruth S. Backus, 349-3938. Painting, drawing. Watercolor or oil paintings with realistic approach, some local landscapes, flowers and portraits.
Jack Leland Bailey, 355-1600. Painting. The artist notes. "I've been called a `genius' in four languages."
John W. Barends, 955-4763. Painting, drawing, mixed media. "I would not paint a face, a rock nor brooks nor trees, mere semblances of things, but something more than these." Framing/display fabrication, mural painter.
Pamela Barron, 346-0066. Painting, pastel. Barron's colorful, symbolic art explores herself and nature...assimilates 20th-century naturalism and European surrealism. Mural painter.
Joy Bascher, 966-4825. Caricature, painting, illustration. Colorful caricatures are performed at parties, festivals, capturing the individual with a few pen lines. ATac, PHO.
Catherine Beausoleil, 1-941-426-0204. Enameling, jewelry, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). One-of-a-kind cloisonne jewelry and enameled wall sculptures are inspirations of Florida and flora and sealife. ILL (children's books), ATac.
Nicole Beck, 798-9697. Installation, sculpture, assemblage. Installations are process experiments utilizing plants, fish, water, earth, and incorporate both woodworking and found object structures. Also producing small scale assemblages and sculpture. Art faculty at Ringling School of Art and Design, furniture conservation and restoration, gilding.
Herman Beck-Gran, 497-1282. Painting, drawing. Known for his dramatic land and seascapes which are powerful expressions of his visions of nature. Art direction, design.
Phyllis Beck-Gran, 497-1282. Yarn on canvas. Her portraits reflect a feeling for her subjects reaching to the character and personality of the people she paints. AT, design.
Helen Bell, 493-5329. Sculpture, pastel. Florida wildlife sculpture individually created using clay (stoneware), high fired with oxides. ATac.
Lisa Bennett, 952-0827. Painting, design, drawing. Concentrating on geometric and architectonic forms, emphasizing patterns and color. Art historian, writing, art theorist.
Marge Bennett, 953-5459. Painting. Art reflects artist's life in its search for serenity and beauty. ATa.
Sara Berlin, 349-6409. Collage, mixed media, papermaking. Artist works with collage, handmade papers, acrylics, oil pastels and inks. Although abstract, nature is ever present.
Jean Bessey, 1-941-473-2615. Mixed media. One-of-a-kind doll art.
Anthony Biladeau, 1-941-423-0531. Painting, printmaking, sculpture. Paintings, prints and sculpture of flowers and plants expressed in abstract realist terms. FAP, exhibition prep and installation, framing/display fabrication.
Janice Ferm Bjork, 365-7080. Metal, painting, photography. All-original work is a combination of metal flower sculpture, hand-cut and hand-painted, usually in conjunction with a watercolor of the subject.
Mary McCune Black, 1-941-474-0321. Painting, mixed media, drawing, collage. Uses multi-media on paper primarily watercolor and collage with or without subject matter, in a search for form and color.
Jean Blackburn, 322-2716. Printmaking, painting. These oils and intaglio impressions explore the merging of and struggle between natural forces and the human element. AT, FAP.
Charlotte Brenner, 957-3999. Painting, drawing, mixed media. The large-scale paintings reveal tensions in contemporary life by using Post-Modern themes of fragmentation juxtaposed with humanist imagery. ATa.
Philip Brinkman, 1-941-475-5064. Murals.
Michael Brouphy, 922-9553, 925-7246 (FAX). Photography. The artist's focus is producing his continuing series "The Unseen Light of Florida," which explores qualities of infrared light and rustic beauty of old Florida. Darkroom technician, framing/display fabrication.
Robert Bruce, 966-7014. Painting, printmaking, sculpture. Larger-than-life realistically executed paintings in oil on canvas of floral subjects with landscaping backgrounds in vibrant compositions. PHO, mural painter.
W.C. Burnett, 924-0909. Painting, sculpture. Figurative work dealing with subjective ideas, emotions, experience, social attitudes -- "Southern Gothic realism."
Emily Callari, 485-7892. Oil painting, pastels, painting. Her portrait commissions capture the spirit of the sitter, some of the inner feelings, together with a good likeness. ATa.
Weta Cannon, 349-0890. Painting, mixed media, sculpture. Cannon wishes to instill in the clean surfaces some dark human commentary. Constructions, wood, minors, found objects. ATa, museum education.
Richard Capes, 924-8250. Illustration, drawing, painting. The artist's unique mixed media paintings and drawings chronicle Florida today and yesterday. Historical structures come alive through his works. ILL, FAP, AT.
Thomas Carabasi, 922-2720. Photography, performance art, sound. His photographs represent the human figure and the landscape, exploring their relationship to mythology and comtemporary culture. PHO, AT, music.
Pat Cashin, 955-1744. Painting. Her unique and colorful non-objective paintings cannot be characterized only in visual terms because what makes her art important lies much deeper.
Colleen Cassidy-Berns, 924-1200. Water-color. The artist teaches hands-on watercolor classes in her studio while also creating unique watercolor paintings. AT.
Jeanne Norman Chase, 364-9132. Painting, drawing, mixed media. Figurative art. Figures in their environment, or used as themes: in music, the circus, etc. AT.
Vicky Chirnside, 493-5825. Sculpture, fiber art sculpture, nature. Using natural materials, artist merges textures, color, art and nature to form one-of-a-kind woven creations. ATac, demos, lecture.
Cat Christensen, 921-2880. Painting, ceramics, glass. Synthesis of realism with impressionism is strengthened by layering glazes to infuse each painting with changing reflections of light. ATa, T-shirt designs.
Jacqueline Clark, 748-8900. Painting. Floral and still life dominate her subject matter with a sampling of Florida's shimmering landscapes. ATa.
Shirley Clement, 953-5345. Painting. Primarily objective paintings in watercolor acrylic having a dynamism and emotional impact suggestive of the French moderns.
Ruth Hook Colby, 486-8819. Painting. In painting, when color that conveys emotion is combined with abstract interpretation, the essence of the subject is found.
Carson C.T. Collins, 955-1854. Painting, illustration. Large-scale acrylic paintings in the Ocean Series explore this image as metaphor. Mural painting, special effects painting.
Frank Colson, 953-5892. Sculpture, ceramics, mixed media. Stylized neo-primitive sculptural forms in clay -- polished bronze faces in modular system, metamorphic representational animals and figures. Foundry, marketing and sales.
Chris Connors, 966-7710. Painting. Old World/surreal influence in depiction of simple ideas contrasted with complexity of nature's structural forms. ILL, design.
Victoria Bailey Cooley, 378-1093. Painting. The artist creates watercolor and oil paintings with a Victorian flair and also enjoys mural painting. ATc.
Jeff Cornell, 484-3332. 484-3332 #99 (FAX). Drawing, pastel. Combines rich, atmospheric quality -- subtle use of color with grace and delicacy of line of the female form in drawings and pastels.
Kevin Costello, 349-1262, 362-9999 (FAX). Sculpture, painting, drawing. All works reflect a continuing concern to combine Neo-Classical figuration into that of abstraction. Writing, art critic, art historian.
Marianna Cotten, 351 -3236. Painting. Brightly colored whimsical primitives.
Howard L. Cowdrick, 355-7063. Painting, air brush. Most recent works deal with spatial relationships of unrelated objects. Objects interacting within a field or space. Design, ILL.
Barbara Culbertson, 355-3604. Illustration (scientific), stoneware pottery.
Kay Curtis, 758-9263. Painting. Images show the relationship between animals, humans and other living things as harmonious elements of the natural world.
Jane Dalton, 383-5939. Fiber art, textile design, weaving. Handpainted textiles represent synthesis of primitive cultures, spirituality and personal insight. ATac.
Patricia Davidson, 377-7889. Painting, drawing, mixed media. Artist integrates free expression with structural organization of the whole to arrive at a fresh look at the world through her watercolor paintings. ATac, demonstrations.
Joan S. Davies, 371-2179. Fiber art, papermaking, weaving. Design, desktop publishing, paste-up/layout.
David E. Davis, 966-5948, (216) 721- 1827. Sculpture, metal, woodworking. Formal aesthetic and excellence in craftsmanship are priorities in abstract sculpture of metal, wood and marble, ranging from intimate to large, site-specific scale. Founder, the Sculpture Center.
Alice DeCaprio, 922-6748. Photography, mixed media, computer graphics. Large scale artist-enhanced photographs, French countryside and other unique subjects. AT.
Joie de Vivre, 349-5716. Sculpture, mixed media. Exotic, sensuous wood sculptures; sometimes humorous, sometimes erotic. ATc.
Russell A. Dickson, 371-4108. Painting, Indian flute, metal. This wildlife artist exhibits accuracy in detail, giving the animals lifelike personality in their natural setting.
Ivan P. Dobranic, 351-9394. Painting, drawing, mixed media. His small oil paintings are the artist's way of bringing the beauty of nature into the indoors.
Julia Lee Docking, 955-0927. Oil pastel, collage. "I want to walk in my own landscapes, so I try to capture that elusive first ecstatic impression using mixed media on canvas or paper." Exhibition prep and installation, AT.
Carol Doenecke, 746-7258. Pastel. The artist's pastel paintings are figurative and very colorful. Some influences include Buddhist themes and Northwest Coastal Indian imagery.
Jack Dowd, 952-1919. Sculpture. "Through the creation of life-size figures enhanced by authentic props, I portray the comedy and tragedy; truth and soul of humanity in America."
Joe Draye, 365-8507. Painting, drawing, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Alco-illusionary effects strained through a psychotherapeutic landscape. ILL, FAP, scenic design.
Carol Drummond, 355-3083. Art quilts, mixed media, painting. "I seek myth, magic, beauty and serenity in my life and my art..."
Skip Dyrda, 366-4010 (studio), 954-0921 (home). Painting, mixed media, sculpture. Creates an eclectic range of work, from representational to abstract, working with watercolor or acrylics. Paste-up, desktop pub fishing, ILL.
Stuart Edie, 484-1196. Painting, sculpture, jewelry. During the past 28 years Edie has created a large body of non-commercial art stressing continual development of style. ATa.
Omar El-Shabu, 366-2977. Painting, textile design. Paintings are based on traditional African forms reflecting new currents which combine dance, music and calligraphic shapes in unusual color juxtapositions and create a geometrically sensuous vision. Design, textile design.
Jill Elkinton, 365-3069. Painting, drawing, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Elkinton's watercolors include seascapes, boats, the tropical landscapes and architecture typical of Key West and the west coast of Florida. ILL, ATac.
Marcia Ente, 351-7426. Fiber art, ceramics. The artist's quilted wall pieces bridge the seemingly contrasting worlds of technology and traditional crafts. Crafts, jewelry, mural painter.
Joy M. Erickson, 955-0886. Painting, drawing, photography. Erickson's focus on the human and spiritual experience is expressed in unique figurative and big-morphic abstract paintings. Desktop publishing, PHO, mural painter.
Mary Erickson, 485-2156. Painting, drawing, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Erickson creates regional scenery and wildlife with stunning accuracy and detail, capturing nature's shifting moods with color and light. Marketing and sales, ILL.
Judith Essenson, 366-3772. Painting, textile design, painted clothing. The artist creates bold one-of-a-kind handpainted sportswear using her architectural lettering skills, wide brush strokes and classic collegiate coloring. Mural painter. ATc.
Michael Everson, 366-3088; 355-7688. Mixed media, painting, photography. Everson continues to explore mixed media and oils on wood panels. PHO, photography of art work, videography.
Rachel Fearing-Harrison, 954-0412. Sculpture, murals. Wall constructions are carved, gouged, rubbed with paint, and are mixed media, manipulating space with built-up plywood. AT, mural painter scenic artist.
Kathleen June Mooring Fedel, 952-9239. Painting, collage, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Artist, writer, teacher, Fedel celebrates life with symbols of the universal spirit in her fine art series of paintings and in her writings and workshops. Writing, art critic, ATac.
Bonnie Jackson Fehling, 925-9204. Painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.), printmaking. Using watercolor pastel, airbrush and intaglio on museum board, the artist creates textural settings for her mostly figurative work.
Joel Fein, 359-9588. Stained glass, mother-of-pearl inlay, photography, Relocated NYC stained glass artist creates striking, beautiful windows, doors, decorative screens. AT, PHO, furniture building.
Thomas Fern, 493-3598. Portrait commissions. Thirty years of portrait commissions from a nationwide clientele. Photos and information on request.
Douglas Finfrock, 923-8125. Painting, watercolor, acrylic. Realistic paintings of travels to New England, Maine, British Columbia, Southwest, England. Subjects are landscapes, boats, seascapes and architectural.
Joe Fiorello, 331-1714. Sculpture. Fiorello works in Sarasota and on Cape Cod, making outdoor sculpture that reflects his experience. Curatorial, grant writing/fundraising, publicity.
Marian C. Fischer, 377-2632. Mixed media (art material), painting (ink, watercolor, encaustic), collage. Artist explores private world to create "mixed media golds" which have as many interpretations and responses as there are viewers. Art critic, AT.
Cheryl A. Fisher, 921-1762. Ceramics. The artist creates functional pottery, which incorporates a combination of earth toned colors, freely drawn calligraphic designs, and carved or cut-out designs. ATac, desktop publishing, PHO.
Helen Fleder, 359-2626. Sculpture, mixed media. As a former ballet dancer, artist senses a constant flow of energy and transcribes this vitality for mood, movement and rhythm into contemporary sculptural design.
Larry Forgard, 351-3628. Painting, communications, modelmaker. Work explores textures through acrylic paintings with a strong emphasis on mood. 3-D miniature environments emphasize super-detailed realism. Graphic design, communications, modelmaking, AT.
Garth Francis, 365-4869. Metal, sculpture, mixed media. "Artists are in the business of creating images that say something. I keep them talking." Art conservation, artist assistant exhibition prep and installation.
Lillemor Frantz, 921-7009. Ceramics. Artist works mainly in raku and smoke firing. creating one-of-a-kind vessels and sculptural pieces.
Christine Frazer, 922-9226. Painting, drawing. Frazer is a representational artist whose pastel portraits and still-lifes combine abstract composition with a sensitive likeness of the subject. PHO.
Patricia Gawle, 359-1749. Painting, design, drawing. Though Gawle's paintings are architectural, her startling use of color creates a fantasy world where objects appear more alive than the living. Design, desktop publishing, FAP.
Frank Gegunde, 1-941-475-6914. Woodworking. Gegunde carves both realistic and decorative aquatic life, sometimes leaving the wood in its natural state.
Mary Gegunde, 1-941-475-6914. Ceramics, collage, weaving. Hand-built pottery using five different colored stoneware clays creating landscapes or whimsical fantasies.
Jean Germain, 966-5759. Photography. Germain experiments with the camera as a photographic medium to create impressionistic images and special effects of nature, places, wildlife and people. PHO, instructor and lecturer.
Madelaine Ginsberg, 795-2539. Painting, woodworking, jewelry. Artist is intrigued by motion -- the movement of wind, waves, birds in flight -- and juxtaposition of the known with the surreal Art therapist.
Rona Glasser, 377-9719. Mixed media (art materials), drawing, painting. Through the use of cut paper and mixed media Glasser attempts to create the dimension of time -- past, present and future. simultaneously -- in order to express the continuation and repetition in human events. AT, lecturer.
Ellen Goldberg, 951-2784. Mixed media (art materials), textile design, collage. Through a combination of hi-tech, fabricated and antique parts and found objects, the artist seeks to create assemblages and constructions presenting primitive, architectural and universal themes. ATac, design, publicity.
Barbra J. Granroth, 355-6081. Painting. The artist creates small to medium realistic watercolors of common, simple objects in soft transparent colors. ATc.
Orton Decourcey Graves, 747-8490. Sculpture, fiber art. Primarily self-taught and of West Indian ancestry, artist is strongly influenced by African and other primitive cultures. ATac.
Bruce Gregory, 924-5649. Painting, papermaking. Gregory starts with nature and distills me forms, which liberates color and contrast to express plastic content. Mural painter AT, artist assistant.
Linda Griffin, 355-5312, 366-4010. Design, painting, fine painting on furniture and walls. The artist combines art and designs on furnishings and walls that are both pleasing and whimsical. Mural painter, ATa.
Marilyn Gross, 966-4219. Painting, Jewelry, printmaking. Contemporary paintings reflect fascination with beauty and mystery of nature and inner workings of mind and spirit. FAP, jewelry design.
Regina Gurland, 383-4827. Ceramics. Gurland creates single form abstract animal imagery and one-of-a-kind murals.
Louisa Haenlein, 955-7013. Collage, mixed media, painting. Found objects assembled to create a visual message. A reflection of social trends. "I paint for me." Framing/display fabrication.
Louise Hamel, 366-7474. Painting, computer graphics, jewelry. Painting on wood, primarily wooden chars with a mystical, spiritual quality. Design, ILL, art direction.
Virginia Hanson, 378-0546. Mixed media. A pointer of architectural subjects, inspired by design forms of angles of buildings, Hanson uses perspective, shapes, and shadows. ATa, art therapist.
Helga Harris, 366-5668. Collage, wearable art. Mixed media paintings, some collaged -- intense colors, writ, attitude of celebration. Design, costume design, AT.
Barbara L. Harrison, 778-6179. Brass sculpture. Artist deals with exploration of forms in space -- the calling of the true sculptor.
Teresa Harshman, 349-7157. Painting, mixed media, drawing. Medium and large-size acrylics, abstraction of the human figure; exploration of space and edge.
Joe Hartnett, 371 -8053. Painting, sculpture, mixed media. Clay and cement create the size and detail for his indoor or outdoor sculpture. Each figure, grouping or abstract form has its unique presence.
Sande Hartnett, 371-8053. Fiber art, mixed media, sculpture. Hartnett's love for color and design help mold the soft-textured abstract sculpture, letting the viewer get caught in her web.
Dan Haywood, 355-4708. Photography. Haywood's photography presents a unique combination of talents: his creative vision for composition and technical ability with lighting and exposure. PHO (special lighting effects), photographer of art work, nature/wildlife.
Phillip Held, 349-5739. Photography, painting. Held's photographs are images of time and place. rooted in Florida. Further words are meaningless. PHO, darkroom technician.
Constance Heller, 383-3547. Collage, mixed media, painting. An exquisite sense of color, keen use of form and diverse materials are the key elements of Heller's unique style. Design.
Eleanor Heller, 365-4220. Painting, mixed media, collage. Heller's abstract imagery is intuitive, organic, mythic, strongly colored and textural, symbolically reflecting memories, readings and experiences as a woman.
Richard C. Henderson, 955-0712. Painting, drawing, printmaking. The artist creates realist/impressionist portraits, still lifes, and landscape paintings, as well as interpretive, contemporary paintings and monotype prints. ATa, portraiture.
Andrea Hillebrand, 922-9428. Photography. Polaroid image transfers -- merging photographs, "transferred" to watercolor paper with handtinted colors. to conjure ethereal images, evoking past times. PHO of children, handtinted photos.
Robert O. Hodgell, 751-5482. Sculpture, ceramics, printmaking. Slab-built ceramic sculpture (figurative, often satirical); linoleum block prints (often religious, satirical): watercolors (landscapes, figure). AT, ILL.
Jill Hoffman, 957-1077. Painting, video, mixed media (art materials). Contemporary works on paper, cut, textured and minimalist in structure. Their aesthetic is enhanced by flowers, feathers, and color. PHO, videography, photographer of art work.
Virginia Hoffman, 365-7450. Glass, metal, mixed media. Hoffman's artistic concerns are based on a continual search of inventiveness, answers and solutions. Sculpture, furniture, architectural, FAP.
Hans Holstrom, 377-4804. Sculpture, mixed media, cast acrylic. The artist's colorful mixed media sculpture has been called "frozen music." Modelmaking, design, commissions.
Richard Hora, 377-9783. Foil (tooled), painting, collage. "The work, I hope, is personal, turning up as boxes and shaped pieces encompassing satire, stylized realism or abstraction." Design, art direction, photographer of art work.
Charles House, 362-0694. Painting, illustration (books, magazines), photography. Paintings are figurative, highly expressive but delicately rendered, often incorporating birds that give a slightly absurdist air to the picture. PHO, photographer of art work, darkroom technician.
Mimi Howard, 918-9094. Mixed media, painting, sculpture. Howard manipulates clay, wood and metal into forms of grace and dignity, representing the aging process and passage of time. AT, PHO, exhibition prep and installation.
Jonas Howard, 918-9094. Painting, drawing, photography. Artist utilizes landscape and/or human figures in acrylic paintings to convey delight in his way of seeing our world. Career counseling, PHO.
Betty Hudson, 955-5782. Painting, mixed media (art materials). Improvisational abstract painter of large canvas works. Subjects: people, flora, landscapes.
Laszlo J. Hunyadi, 755-1007. Ceramics, design, jewelry. Exhibition prep, art critic, art historian.
John Hynal, 331-5952. Photography, video, digital imaging. Hynal explores the photographic arts through hands-on workshops and seminars. Photographic conservation.
Martin Isaacs, 924-8198. Sculpture, metal, mixed media. Metals and found materials are blended into sculptures and collages that are primarily whimsical. Marketing and sales.
Pamela Jablonski, 362-8820. Painting, drawing, mixed media. Intricately executed stylized figurative charcoal drawings on paper and acrylic polymer paintings on canvas in various scales. AT murals, exhibition prep and installation.
Cassandra James 957-3744; 952-1220. Painting, illustration, design. James' large landscape paintings capture the quality of episodic light and the drama of a coming storm. Art direction, exhibit design/lighting, AT.
Cathie L. Janssen, 954-3824. Leather, textile design, photography. The artist/designer creates, patterns and produces meticulously crafted leather jackets incorporating antique and contemporary embellishments according to individual requests or exhibition concepts. Costume design, PHO, darkroom technician.
Frank Harding Jennings, 955-6121. Watercolor portrait artist. Transparent watercolor of subject on abstract under painting, resulting in designed realism. Design, as well as commercial printing and paste up/layout.
Marian L. Jennings, 955-6121. Painting. "The florals seem fragrant, the fruits seem edible" -- never dirty color nor distorted images. AT.
Paul Jeremias, 351-4277. Photography. Large full-color photographs reveal both the mysteries of theater and the theatricality of photography. AT, PHO, commercial.
Lemoyne F. Johnson, 792-2033. Photography. Nature photography, especially wildlife -- special interest in eagles. Also travel scenic programs with music soundtrack. PHO, stained glass photography.
Dolores Karpf, 927-2838. Painting, printmaking, jewelry. Karpf's work has been influenced by the art philosophy of the Barnes Foundation, the world surrounding, her knowledge, heart, head and hand to produce soft, dynamic, faceted art. FAP, exhibition prep and lighting.
Steven E. Katzman, 955-5043. PHO, photography instructor, photography seminars.
Linda Kauffmann, 346-1868. Painting, design (general). Kauffmann's watercolor paintings emphasize the play of light and the movement of the medium to create alive color. AT, design.
Faith Bradburn Keller, 923-2069. Painting, computer graphics, illustration (books). Displays a full range of artistic capabilities, from beautiful watercolor animal and botanical paintings to large murals to stunning graphics. Mural painter, desktop publishing, ILL.
Deborah Keller-McCartney, 778-7314. Ceramics. Fine handcrafted pottery for the person who appreciates art that is uniquely special. Quality functional ware. Paste up/layout, design.
Peter E. Kent, 925-1909. Photography, communications, computer graphics. Dramatic scenics, worldwide and local stock. PHO, marketing and sales, desktop publishing.
Anita Elizabeth Kertzer, 383-2550. Painting, sculpture, mixed media. "I seek beyond superficial likenesses to portray an inner spirit with the creation of the portrait flowing from my heart, head and hand." AT, demos, juror.
Susan J. Klein, 966-3542. Painting, drawing, photography. In Klein's lush, acrylic Florida landscapes, the invisible emotional response attains a strong individual, unique and fresh visual presence.
Bunny Kline, 922-6119. Painting, papermaking, collage. With non-objective form, and color both intense and subtle, this painter celebrates natural forces, the spirit and the source.
Karen E. Klosky, 778-2038. Painting, collage, performance art. Line and color are main interests. Basically a "gut painter,"' Klosky transmutes deep emotions onto the canvas. Exhibition prep and installation, framing/display, fabrication.
Thomas Koether, 366-6194. Painting. Expressionist oils beginning with "automatic writing," evolving by addition and subtraction. A dialogue between reason and emotion, passion and discipline. Art conservation.
Kate Page Korp, 966 2567. Painting, printmaking, photography. The artist's understanding of light shadow, color, and texture combined with close observation of her subject results in images that are dramatic and abstract. AT, exhibition prep and installation, framing/display fabrication.
Dennis Kowal, 366-1066. Sculpture, drawings. Kowal's monumental archetypical sculptures in high-tech materials, reflect intuitive energy and light. Their human scale is sensual and classical -- affirmations of persistence in the face of life. Art consultant, PHO.
Nat Krate, 383-4461. Painting, pastel, drawing. Contemporary realist whose works deal largely with the human condition. ATa.
Joan Kresek, 951-1530. Painting, mixed media, sculpture (teas relief only). Artist creates custom atmospheres, using paint and occasionally sculptural materials, on walls, ceilings. floors, and furniture. Mural painter, ATac.
Frances Krewson, 1-941-426-2115. Collage, mixed media, painting. Krewson's expressive collages, using organic materials such as rocks, wood, metal and paper, blend smoothly into designs of pure imagination. Collage, scenic artist, PHO.
Edith Kroll, 923-8503. Sculpture, painting, photography. Her primary focus lately has been creating teas reliefs, especially excelling at portraiture and figure interpretations. Modelmaking, mural painter, PHO.
Ronell LaLonde, 362-9541. Sculpture, mixed media, foundry-bronze. The artist creates mixed media sculptures in bronze, marble, wood, steel and acrylic as an interplay of form and materials. Foundry, modelmaking marketing and sales.
Linda J. Landry-Greaves, 378-9261. Painting, pastel portraits, drawing. A location painter of portraits and I landscapes depicting the partnership between atmospheric conditions and environmental perspectives in impressionistic style, as well as historical renderings. ATc, mural painter.
Kurt Larisch, 951-7766. Painting, graphics. Paintings that symbolize concern for a society which exalts technology over the human spirit using geometric forms, cool, vivid color creating dramatically surreal spatial relationships. Design, PHO, sculpture.
Linda Larisch, 488-7212. Painting, illustration, quilts/wall hangings. Artist transfers her quilt imagery onto canvas with acrylics, making patterns part of the landscape and appearing in other unexpected places. AT, scenic artist, ILL.
Suzanne K. Larsen, 349-2785. Fiber art, painting, wearable art. Nationally known in the wearable art and surface design field, the artist paints multi-media one-of-a-kind creations. Design, ILL, cartooning.
Matthew Lasinski, 355-4246. Painting. Realistic or dreamlike, the oil paintings are specific in their content and execution. Lyrical harbor scenes and still lifes predominate.
Marlene Lawrence, 364-5953. Painting, mixed media, drawing. The artistic large-scale mixed media, expressionistic paintings can be abstract or suggest the Florida landscape. FAP.
Marietta Lee, 955-9664. Painting, photography, ceramics. Lee makes oil paintings to communicate about relationships, feelings. values. current events and our environment. Painting. writes stories.
Francine Liftig, 349-3289. Painting. The artist depicts her fascination with people and their actions and interactions.
Karen Lund-Miller, 355-2591. Painting, drawing, illustration. Artist enjoys portrait painting as well as exploring the surreal side of her art. Design, desktop publishing, ILL.
Iluene Maiden, 954-0921. Painting, mixed media, sculpture. Impressionistic fine art created primarily with oils and acrylics. Murals, ATc.
Don Maitz, 5824 Bee Ridge Rd., Suite #106, Sarasota 34233. Painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.) Widely published creator of realistic, colorful and emotional images of things that cannot be and times that never were.
Merrillee Malwitz, 955-0086. Painting, sculpture, photography. Aim is to orchestrate and integrate projects that display vibrant and meaningful concepts within a team atmosphere, utilizing an extensive and varied background. Botanical illustrator, art events coordinator.
Frederica T. Marshall, 359-9759. Painting, sumi-e, mandala. Colorful techniques ranging from sumi e and watercolor to airbrush in a variety of multicultural influences and styles. AT, art therapist, murals.
Maxine Masterfield, 346-0181. Painting, mixed media. "My greatest concern is keeping my art and my creative process exciting." AT, writing.
Nancy Goodheart Matthews, 748- 1690. Ceramics, mixed media, painting. Whimsical, dreamlike imagery blending bas-relief fantasy in ceramic carvings with the detail of ancient mosaic. Public art projects. residential installations.
Gene McCall, 1-941-473-1348. Sculpture, woodworking, painting. Paintings evolving as a new physical language of the soul and mind. Antique restoration, furniture design, gold leafing.
Ron McCarly, 355-1162. Painting, drawing, Illustration. The artist's dense composition with sharp-focus detail results in a poetic combination of the real and the mysterious. Curatorial. ILL. grant writing/fundraising.
Jerry McClish, 758-0802. Painting, film, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Paintings are in simple loose watercolor with no tricks. Subject matter ranges from landscape, marine to Victorian houses. Mural painter, AT.
Victor S. McGuire, 484-3396. Pen and ink, watercolor, illustration. The artist immortalizes wildlife in exquisite detail with pen and ink, sometimes incorporating watercolor accents. Also builds native wood frames. Framing.
Shawn McLoughlin, 349-5364. Painting, portraits, illustration. Working from candid and formal photographic references, artist specializes in watercolor and oil. ILL, mural painter, videography.
Dorothy McMillan, 951-0642. Calligraphy, painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.) Artist's scribal work keeps alive the beauty of hand-lettering and illumination within your personal poem or other memories. Framing/display fabrication. ILL, paste-up/layout.
Monty McMullan, 747-9585. Painting, wearable art. Her paintings bring the balance and the beauty of nature to the viewer. Publicity, exhibition prep and installation, mural painter.
Roger McMullan, 746-2273. Painting, drawing, tattooing. Through his paintings artist attempts to capture the vitality and intensity of his feelings about the subject. Jurying, AT.
Sandra Melcher, 747-7919. Mixed media, printmaking, computer graphics. Melcher's high-tech and etching-imaged collages are symbolic/mystical creations. The large wall sculptures are site-specific commissions. ATa, mural painter. desktop publishing.
Carolyn Merenda, 366-2866. Illustration, painting, fashion illustration. Works in watercolor creating wash drawings in grays and blacks and also in color for newspaper or magazine reproduction. AT, fashion illustration.
Eleanor Merritt, 377-6627. Mixed media, drawing, painting. Merritt's images always revolve around the female form; sometimes there are hidden messages behind the obvious image; sometimes it's just the pleasure of composition with line, movement. and form. Docent tours, AT (retired).
Susan Meyer, 378-9407. Painting, ceramics, communications. Expressionistic still-life nude oil paintings, wheel-thrown functional stoneware and porcelain. Computer-generated graphic design, illustration/animation.
Charles W. Meyrick, 925-2123. Sculpture. Primary works are portraits in clay with bronze patina finishes or may be cast in bronze. Other sculpture includes figures and animals in various media.
Kenneth Lee Milestone, 379-4011. Sculpture, painting. Milestone's sculptures are vehicles for transporting the mind's travel from the practical to the aesthetic. Foundry, murals.
Dorothy Miller, 924-5640. Painting, mixed media, collage. Miller's colorful portraits and landscapes draw on family and community life past and present.
Jeffrey Miller, 355-2591. Painting, murals, printmaking. Artist also offers murals and decorative painting. AT, scenic design, scenic artist.
Morris Mitchell, 758-2384. Painting, printmaking, drawing. The multi-media and monoprints are personal intuitive symbology endeavoring to provoke a sociological conscience in present-day social and environmental challenges. AT. FAP.
Mark Roy Mizener, 798-3742. Silk painting. Expressing a deep love of nature. the artist and the silkworm weave a magical spell. Art direction, marketing and sales, publicity.
Theodore Morris, 351-1490. Painting. Using the latest archaeological evidence, Morris is trying to bring back to life Florida's lost tribes. Paste-up/layout, design.
Lyn Mugavero, 927-9854 or 378-4242. Painting, crafts, design. Nature/wildlife subjects, with an occasional touch of fantasy, are the essence of artist's watercolor paintings and fabric mache figures. Design, desktop publishing, ILL.
Max Muller, 351-6642. Painting , watercolor. Popular artist Max Muller brings a dynamic approach to watercolor, creating mood, excitement, and emotion in his work. Through the calculated use of color values and subject matter he handles the medium with strong crisp lines demonstrating confidence and ability. AT.
Karle Murdock, 371-1556. Sculpture, painting, computer graphics/illustration. Artist's current project is a series of 50 separate and unique humorous expressionist "FACES" sculpted of recycled materials and glue. Design, ILL, cartooning.
Frederic Murphy, 954-9945. Painting, drawing, printmaking. One of a select group of American artists trained in the classic style and techniques of the Old Masters, he is noted for his highly accomplished still lifes and portraits. ATa, framing/display fabrication. FAP.
Mary B. Ostlund, 388-1657. Drawing, painting, mixed media (art materials). This artist draws and paints figure, portrait, landscape, and still life in pencil, colored pencil, pastel and oil. ATa.
Richard Oxley, 371-1871. Painting, collage, sculpture. Paintings are unique cut-outs of printed and painted material dealing with a "celebration of life." Horses, birds, suns, moons, and assemblages of life., ATa, FAP, mural painter.
Jo Ann Page, 485-6730, 1-800-697-6730. Basketry, fiber art, textile design. Creating and constructing unique, traditional and contemporary baskets that make the craft an art. Marketing and sales, AT design.
Billie Panther-Steiner, 966-5538. Painting. Acrylic on canvas paintings explore understandings of consciousness stimulated by external world: a metaphysical interpretation of physical existence. PHO.
Gary James Parmelee, 493-1888. Papier tole art. The artist creates unique three-dimensional art using a multitude of lithographs, giving it depth and making it almost lifelike.
Nike Parton, 349-7419. Painting, oil pastel, printmaking. Strong, brilliant color spontaneously on location. Expressing nature's beautiful oneness, that people may see and save environment. Sculpture.
Peter Paul, 365-5200. Mixed media, design, printmaking.
Mary M. Pearce, 349-3789. Watercolor, painting. Starts with nature, to express its rhythm and color to communicate God's beauty. Goes with the flow of transparent watercolor. Costume design, AT.
Frieda Pearle, 371-2282. Watercolor, acrylic and pastel. Artist creates paintings of the natural environment in Sarasota. landscapes. still life and portraits. Docent.
Pegi Clark Pearson, 351-9399. Painted furniture, printmaking, painting. Happy furniture: old pieces transformed into colorful and functional works of whimsy and fantasy. Writing. paste-up/layout.
Julie Peelen, 379-2044. Mixed media, painting. Wildlife paintings of pen and ink with acrylics; finished by extending work onto matts giving unique impressionistic candor. ILL.
David L. Peirick, 388-4106 or 410-467-0145. Sculpture, painting. Sculpture of wood, stone, acrylic.
Sophia Pelkey, 364-8960. Painting, drawing, mixed media. The artist's abstract expressionist landscapes are rooted in nature and spirituality, indicated in color.
Bill Pettey, 955-3638. Photography, computer graphics. Pettey uses computer images to amplify and enhance meaning of text material superimposed in an area of the image. Framing/display fabrication.
Helena Poto, 923-6520. Painting, drawing, photography. Contemporary iconography seeking to express the spiritual life of reality, both in subjective and objective form.
Hannah Price, 748-6557. Mixed media (art materials, constructions, found objects), painting. Price's constructions combine found objects, painting. photography, and writing which focus on speciesism and related socio-political concerns.
Florence Putterman, 388-1660. Painting, printmaking, sculpture. Putterman's large acrylic paintings textured with sand and shells involve complex melodramas, amusing situations and environmental concerns. ATa, career counseling.
Pari Radmard, 379-6308. Mixed media (art materials), printmaking, drawing. Radmard's multimedia installation is most influenced by the artist's homeland of contemporary literature and politics. Major works have feminist ideology and concept. Curatorial. design, FAP.
David T. Radtke, 953-2665. Painting, sculpture. Each piece consists of illusions incorporated into a realistic interpretation of subject matter. Murals, portraits.
Richard Ramsdell, 2570 Loma Linda St., Sarasota 34239. Mixed media, photography. The artist creates large scale. photo-based pieces from found images which address contemporary social issues.
Vicky Randall, 377-5792 or 362-8889. Sculpture. Randall uses abstractions of steel, sound, light, figural gestures and stacked elements in her "Clockworks" to display the integral sense of time. AT.
Leonard Rattini, 923-4066. Painting. Rattini paints in both oil and watercolor media in many subJect matters. Framing/display fabrication.
Janis Rauch, 366-4278. Painting. Contemporary primitive florals and figures exhibiting a brilliant, jewel-tine palette and decisive brushstroke reminiscent of early Fauvists. Design, desktop publication, paste-up/layout.
Elizabeth Reed, 365-7759. Photography, film, video. Phloridagraphs are an ongoing documentation of Reed's native state. These studies reveal her purest approach to the people, buildings and landscapes around her. Photographer of art work, PHO, Publicity.
Ben Regenseburg, 365-1428. Painting. Artist explores pattern, color, movement light in space.
Casey Remington, 349-4032. Cartoonist, film cartooning, cinematography.
Anthony Hopkins Rice, 923-7976. Painting, printmaking, sculpture. Lectures, slide presentations, workshops.
Cecy Richardson, 351-7895. Mixed media (art materials), environmental design, painting. In painting Richardson uses both natural and manmade stencils to try to evoke the mood. feeling, light, and play of life above and below the ocean surface. Docent/tours, mural painter.
Brian Rioux, 923-0110. Mixed media, kinetics, multimedia. Rioux's mixed-media assemblages and paintings deal with the intersection of organic and inorganic, and their unnatural incompatibilities. Exhibition prep and installation, art critic. historian.
Colette Rivolta, 378-5612. Watercolor, mixed media. Realist landscapes, still life, flower watercolors.
Mary C. Robinson, 924-0808. Painting, drawing, sculpture. In portraiture artist's challenge is to capture an individual's inner self and spirit in their outward appearance. ILL.
Gale Fulton Ross, 925-7483. Mixed media, painting, drawing. Using the face and the figure as metaphors, artist is developing a life's work expressing her feelings of oppression and the history of African-Americans. Curatorial, career counseling. exhibition prep.
William R. Rossey, 346-0670: 761-0900 (FAX). Environmental design, sculpture, waterworks. Creates sculptured environments embodying the client's humanity in conjunction with nature, to give a personal and communitarian source of joy. Scenic design. art critic. art historian.
Dita G. Rowen, 383-1651. Collage, fiber art, mixed media (art materials). Relies on fabrics and other materials rather than paper to achieve more colorful three-dimensional collages with in-depth perspective. ATa.
Joan G. Rubinstein, 358-0591. Painting. Artist's paintings combine elements of abstraction and subtle realism. They are an accumulation of all things she has seen. felt and learned. AT, exhibition prep and installation.
Chalyce Ruehlen, 4849276. Painting, drawing, mixed media. Chalyce explores exciting color relationships to create a spiritual unity where the seen and the unseen worlds merge. ILL art historian, acting and singing.
Claudia Ryan, 756-8805. Painting, printmaking, mixed media. Large format monotypes and paintings. Images are of airplanes and other infernal machines and objects interpreted expressionistically and symbolically. ILL.
Ann Sablosky, 953-2127. Ceramist. Artist creates strong abstract sculptures concentrating on contemporary design.
George P. Salen, 378-2155. Collage, mixed media, painting. Abstract naturalist painter creates collages through varied media and use of nonconforming painting techniques.
Virginia Salerni, 371-3702. Painting, printmaking, collage. The artist integrates surroundings of conflict into orderly design with acrylics, inks and collage media.
Ellie F. Samuelson, 359 Bobby Jones Rd., Sarasota 34232. Drawing, painting. The artist's complex, meticulously accomplished portrait works are metaphors for the transitory and fragile nature of human existence and relationships. AT art instructor at Ringling School of Art and Design.
Arthur J. Sarlin, 379-621. Painting, Illustration, general illustration. Sarlin's fine art. mostly water media. ranges from representational to fantasy, illustrations from product-technical to general and photo retouching. ILL cartooning. photographic conservation.
Betty Carmell Savenor, 378 0505 (FAX). Painting, printmaking. Savenor captures the beauty and drama of nature and its abundant manifestations with an emotional identification beyond the pure visual. Juror.
Renata Sawyer, 923-5481. Nature printing, papermaking, collage. The artist applies pigment to natural objects. mostly plants, and transfers their images to paper, fabric, or other surfaces. ATa, FAR PHO.
Ethel Scarlett, 1-941-697-4224. Painting, watercolor, mixed media. Scarlett has an interest in ceramics.
Barbara Wensel Severns, 924-2583. Painting, drawing, printmaking. From Severns' strong graphic renderings to her sensitive traditional portraits, she captures a "zest for living" to share with the viewer. Private instruction, juror art programs for organizations.
Carolyn Shave, 951-0541: 365-7715 (FAX). Shave's limestone figures range in various sizes and are executed representationally. Groupings and single pieces specifically convey human Interaction. Modelmaking.
Dorothy J. Shea, 497-2302. Printmaking, mixed media, computer graphics. Early work mostly realistic with variety of subject and media; more recently mixes media, as well as using combinations of technique, realism and abstraction. FAR desktop publishing. ATa.
K.E. Young Shepherd, 351-2341. Mixed media (art materials), drawing, painting. Using artistic abstraction. artist incorporates design and materials. unique in their abilities, to recreate a representational whole. Research, framing, costume design.
Leona Sherwood, 383-3047. Painting, mixed media, collage. Memory and imagination explore the world around us in these diverse media, semi-abstract paintings -- each piece a creative experience. ATa, art demonstrations.
Verona Warkentin Simmons, 365-4975. Painting, design, drawing. Fine arts background in drawing and painting results in a creative approach to all graphic design. Design, commercial printing, paste-up/layout.
Leanne Singeltary, 746-5841. Sculpture, mixed media, ceramics. Singeltary's sculpture attempts to portray the universal experiences of metamorphosis and/or moments within transformation. ATc.
Ruth Skaller, 923-7525. Painting. Skaller is striving for abstract realism in watercolor and acrylics.
Wayne Slabaugh, 1-941-426-0866. Photography, tine art limited editions. Slabaugh strives for elegant images and combines clean design with a technical approach to add clarity and impact to your photograph.
Davis Smalarz, 483-4206. Photography, woodworking, wooUturning. Smalarz seeks beauty and truth in the moments of everyday life, rendering extraordinary what is ordinary or normally ignored. Photographer of art. darkroom technician, framing/display fabrication.
Frances Smith, 485-3973. Painting, murals, stained glass design. Art for children and adults especially murals and animal portraits, original custom designs on fabric, walls, paper, glass are her specialties. Design. mural painter. ATa.
Genevieve E. Smith, 355-5409. Chinese brush painting. Smith is exact in her interpretation of true Chinese styles of painting landscape. flowers. etc. ATac.
January Smith, 795-8804. Printmaking, sculpture, mixed media. Much of artist's work is visual metaphor for environmental and social issues. Uses recycled materials and found obJects in much of her work. FAR design. paste-up/layout.
Jessica Smith, 387-1600, ext. 1616. Painting. "Her vividly colored acrylic canvases exhibit a naturalistic tropical ambiance combined with a touch of surreal ambiguity."
Lori S. Smith, 792-7635. Fabric-draping. Matthew Samuel Smith,, 966 4349. Film, video, sound. Film producer has surreal. bizarre cinematic sense of design and storytelling style. Art direction. scenic design. cinematography.
Jerry Soble, 383-8921. Sculpture. Sculptures range from bronze realistic mimes to polished stainless steel to kinetic aluminum-stained glass monumental to alabaster metaphors. ATa.
Susanna Spann, 747-8496. Painting, watercolor. Spann's vibrant watercolors depict the beauty of florals with the brilliance of crystal objects.
Wilfred Stedman. 955-1002. Sculpture. Stedman's bronze sculptures use the human figure as art form, relating classic figurative realism to modern interpretation. ATa.
Sharon J. Stewart, 966-2154. Collage, mixed media (art materials). Her dramatic three-dimensional mixed media works are a fascinating combination of color texture, and shapes with Oriental accents.
Deborah Stidham, 322- 1712. Painting. Oil portraiture in style of realism and romanticism (no commission work). Framing/display fabrication, PHO.
Elsie Straight, 351-1437. Sculpture, painting, photography. Stones reveal the imagery locked inside them. Straight brings them to life, controlled by nature's own designs and colors. Writing, research, design.
Drew Strouble, 349-2562. Painting, illustration (medical/scientific), illustration. Through trompe l'oeil oil on plexiglas still life and highly realistic watercolor imagery of the domestic cat, the artist evokes a magical fascination with the mystery of the commonplace. Art direction, ATac, juror.
Pamela Sumner, 957-3728. Sumi-e, painting, handmade books. Emphasizing the strength and complexity of individual brushstrokes, Sumner captures the essence of large-scale bamboo, delicate florals, and creates richly textured calligraphic abstracts. Management, exhibition prep and installation. art direction.
Mary O. Supplee, 383-7860. Photography. Supplee most often takes photos of nature and animal life. She also takes black and white photos and tints them. Videography. photography.
Patricia Morrisey Sussman, 371 7886. Painting, portraits. A portrait specialist, Ms Sussman creates a striking likeness. one that is alive. projecting the special glance and gesture that define the person.
Debbie Talamas, 378-9848. Decorative artist.
Joseph Richard Thiel, 355-1757. Illustration (books, magazines, etc.), drawing. Figurative and graphic editorial illustrations in black and white and full-color on political, social, or economic subjects. AT, cartooning.
William H. Thompson, 925-1443. Design, drawing (pen and ink), painting. Small line drawings and watercolors for industrial designs and brochures. Paste-up/layout, ILL, and cartooning
Laurie Thompson, 922-9553, 925-7246 (FAX). Photography, computer graphics, design. Thompson integrates her reality through use of black and white infrared film and further expresses herself using distinctive personal style, combining transparent dyes and oil paints to bring the work to life. Photographer of art, ATa, paste-up/layout.
Patricia Tobin, 359-9588. Painting, mixed media, artist's books. Expressive, emotional and quirky. AT, ILL, museum education.
James Tschirgi, 349-6672. Painting. Watercolors and oils which strive for mastery of colors and light effects, whether landscapes or portraits. AT, program planning.
Harmony Vanover-Feldman, 778-3892. Video, choreographer. A pioneer in the dance/video movement. she has produced many dance-related works. She performs human sculpture in parks and gardens and teaches yoga and dance. Teaches adults (yoga), teaches children (creative movement). Choreographer. archival video.
Judy A. Wallace, 921-1586. Jewelry, enameling, metal. Creation of custom-designed gold jewelry in both traditional and contemporary styles. Hand-fabricated one-of-a-kind and limited editions. AT, PHO.
Bella Weinberg, 924-8556. Painting, collage, fiber arts. "Design in Stitchery" originated as wall hangings in collages of random fabrics with embroidery accents. derived from painterly background. Art critic, writing, curatorial.
Steve Welker, 377-9109. Ceramics, drawing, painting. The artist creates hand-formed clay fountains that represent realistic mini-ecosystems, for indoor and outdoor use.
Ed Wergeles, 351-5020. Photography, illustration, communications. Composes informal editorial-type photos that "talk" rather than conventional top-of-the-piano type portraits
Bruce White, 758-6075 Sculpture, metal, foundry. Primary focus is metal sculpture ranging in size from large public works to smaller garden and interior works. ATac.
Trudy Whitney, 966-9345. Painting, sculpture, mixed media. Whitney's paintings emphasize imaginative, spontaneous acrylics and watercolors interpreting nature and travels. AT, art juror.
Joyce Wilson, 955-9804. Photography, painting. Wilson's photographs and paintings are taken from our beautiful area -- beaches, birds, wildlife In color-black/white and hand-colored black/ white.
Margot Wilson, 778-3978. Painting (watercolor). Through use of various compositional elements, artist strives to express relationship between humans as individuals and the isolation they experience. Framing/display fabrication, photographer of art work.
Harold Winer, 383-3984 Collage, painting. Wieners skilled figurative collages are tightly composed. His expressive beings are fragmented. tumultuous as the shifting, layered backgrounds they inhabit. ATac.
Adrianne Winer, 922-6883. Sculpture, collage, metal. Winer's sculpture is very organic in its orientation. very tactile. She does abstracted forms -- female and couples. Her collages are colorful and fun. Outdoor metal sculpture. Photographer of art work.
Eilene Wozniak, 383-6563. Ceramics, sculpture tile. Ceramic tile murals for walls and floors. Wall and table tile pictures, signs, lettering on tile. Mural painters. AT, art therapist.
Julie Wulf, 924-8963. Fiber art, painting. Color has always been the most important element for Wulf in her art work and in life. Her batiks and watercolors are colorful reflections of the world around her ATa.
Janny Wurts, 5824 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota 34233 Book publishing, painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.). Author and cover illustrator of 10 novels and a forthcoming collection of short stories. ILL.
Marilyn Davis Zacharias, 924-5265. Painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.), pastel painting. This versatile artist works in realistic flora in oil illustrations. portraits and landscapes in pastel (instructor), and illustrations and cartoon in acrylic. ATa. ILL, writing.
Constance Zanger, 351-5689 Painting. The artist's love of nature is expressed through figurative, floral and landscape paintings in acrylic, watercolor and pastel media.
Ruth Zuckerman, 383-2732. Sculpture (stone and bronze). By gesture, line and rhythm she weds eternal statements on the human condition with eternal materials. Foundry. ATa, PHO.
Karin Becher Zukowski, 359-3406. Painting, illustration (books, magazines, etc.), constructions. Artist identifies with "Fantastic Viennese Art" of 19th century as an integral part of her Austrian background. ILL.
Susan Zukowsky, 485-9615. Collage, mixed media. Through the medium of collage. the artist can take images of our printed media out of context, rearrange, change, and return them to a different light. "The printed image is my palette and my vocabulary."
RELATED ARTICLE: GUIDE TO ENTRIES
Each entry includes the following information:
* Artist name
* Contract information -- artist's phone number
* Up to the three media in which the artist works (Some artist listed more than three)
* Artist's statement
* Up to three related arts activities, often commercial skills. (Some artists listed more than three.)
ABBREVIATIONS OF RELATED ACTIVITIES:
AT = Art teacher ATa = Art teacher of adults ATc = Art teacher of children FAP = Fine art printing ILL = Illustration PHO = Photography
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Title Annotation:||Sarasota County, Florida|
|Date:||Dec 1, 1995|
|Previous Article:||The Florida ranch house.|
|Next Article:||The archetypal entrepreneur: why Harvey Vengroff is everything Sarasota needs.|