Art Center Sarasota Announces Winners of Regional Exhibit, FACES AND PLACES, Running Through August 6

Christina Baril, exhibitions coordinator for Art Center Sarasota, announced the winners of her regional juried exhibition, “Faces and Places,” which runs through August 6. Baril says the center received submissions from 173 artists in the Southeast region. Baril says the work had to draw inspiration from or reflect their surrounding community, including faces, places, landscapes and societal experiences.

The juror for the exhibition was Amanda Cooper, chief curator of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg.

“We were deeply impressed with the artistic quality of the submissions,” says Baril, adding that the centre’s annual regional exhibition “gives residents and visitors to the region the chance to see exceptional works by local artists, as well as works by outside artists. By holding this exhibit during the summer months, we are able to create cultural opportunities for tourists and year-round residents during a time when there are fewer arts and cultural events in our area.

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Faces and Places Winners

1st place: Karla Pirona
“South Gate” (2022)
Oil on canvas; 13 x 36 x 0.7 in.

2nd: Li Volk
“Shane” (2021)
Charcoal on paper, stretched over wooden board; 24 x 20 in.

3rd: David Fithian
“Quiet Pool” (2021)
Oil on canvas; 36 x 42 in.

Award of Merit: Tony Reinemann
“Danger on a Sutton Place Terrace” (2022)

Pencil on paper; 21 x 18 in.

Merit Award: Gianna Santucci
“Down with it!” (2021)
Oil on canvas; 24 x 24 x 2 in.

Honorable Mention: Brian Jones
“Pink” (2021)
Photography: digital capture, printed on archival photo paper with archival pigment inks
24 x 30 x 2 in.

Honorable Mention: Nika Zusin
“House” (2020)
PLA: biodegradable vegetable plastic; 15.7 x 17.3 x 4.5 inches

Honorable Mention: Tony Souza
“Federal-style drawing room around 1800” (2021)

Acrylic painting on canvas; 36 x 60 x 1.5 in.

Honorable Mention: Alaina Pompa
“Sunday Nap Float” (2022)
Hand painted fabric collage on canvas; 20 x 24 x 2 in.