Special exhibits of Arts Advocates members’ works run through April 2022
SARASOTA, FL – Arts Advocates is thrilled to offer its artist members the opportunity to show their work in the Arts Advocates Gallery, located in The Crossings at Siesta Key, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. These pop-up shows run in conjunction with the main Sarasota Art Colony artists exhibit and can be viewed Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Dan Houston’s work is currently on display through Saturday, November 13. Houston, who owns Architectural Wall Decor Art Gallery in Sarasota, creates acrylic paintings on various platforms. His contemporary pieces include paintings and sculptures intended for architects, designers, interior decorators.
The following pop-up shows will feature each artist painting live in the gallery on the opening day of his or her exhibit:
Marjorie Sayer, Saturday, November 20 – Saturday, December 11, 2021
Painter Marjorie Sayer experiments with the figure and landscape in different spatial relationships. Her finished pieces are a result of numerous layers of paint creating a sense of tension between areas of lightness and heaviness, having human forms that seem to emerge and then disappear. Sayer received her B.F.A. from Cornell University, with a semester abroad at the University of Florence, Italy. She studied for her master’s in history of art at NYU and the University of Munich, Germany.
Violetta Chandler, Saturday, December 18, 2021 – Saturday, January 15, 2022
Violetta Chandler’s works radiate luxuriant color, solid drawing and composition, ethereal light, and physical movement in light, combined with a refined sensitivity to landscape. Born in Ukraine, she is a fifth-generation artist initially trained by her father, Yakov Tsatskin. She received a master’s degree in fine arts and teaching from Odessa State Institute. She is an original member of Plein Aire Cottage Artists and has taught at Ringling College of Art and Design and St. Petersburg College in Florida.
Elisabeth Trostli, Saturday, January 22 – Saturday, February 19, 2022
Digital artist Elisabeth Trostli creates fantastical photographic collages, in amazing detail, using her own original hand-rendered illustrations, antique papers, exquisite embellishments, photography and geometrical fractals. A native Brazilian, she received her artistic education at the Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Illustration.
Jerry Chesley, Saturday, February 26 – Saturday, March 19, 2022
Jerry Chesley’s watercolor paintings, giclées and mixed media set the stage for surrounding oneself in a rich indulgence of colors. His work showcases a variety of subject matters, including still life, florals, architecture, and land/seascapes. Chesley has art degrees from SUNY College at Buffalo and has studied at the University of Art in Siena, Italy. He is an instructor at the renowned Chautauqua Institution summer program, and a past president of the Florida.
Tony Reinemann, Saturday, March 26 – Saturday, April 16, 2022
Fine arts painter Tony Reinemann’s oil paintings have been described as a blend of social and magic realism that evoke a highly exaggerated Edward Hopper in a Hitchcock film. With multiple themes running throughout his works, his sharply defined visuals tell stories limited only by the viewer’s imagination. Reinemann earned a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of the National Academy of Design in New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His painting, “Long Island City,” won First Prize in Art Center Sarasota’s Staying Connected exhibition in 2021.
Arts Advocates Gallery hours are every Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Docent-guided gallery tours of the main exhibit are offered the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m.; reservations for tours are required.
To learn more about Arts Advocates, register for a tour, or become a member, visit ArtsAdvocates.org.