Sarasota Art Center seeks artists to submit work for FACES AND PLACES

Art Center Sarasota encourages area artists to submit artwork for its regional juried exhibition, “Faces and Places,” which runs from June 2 through August 6. Submissions are open to artists in the Southeast region and can be in any medium.

Their work should be inspired by or reflect their surrounding community, including faces, places, landscapes and societal experiences. The juror for “Faces and Places” is Amanda Cooper, chief curator of the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. The deadline for submission is May 6 at midnight. To submit artwork or learn more, visit www.artsarasota.org or call 941-365-2032.

Osa Atoe, whose solo exhibition, The Sea is Alive in Me, is on view until April 30, will talk about her art and her passion for pottery on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. . Registration required: $5 non-refundable registration Fees apply. Register here: https://www.artsarasota.org/events-programs/p/artisttalk-osa-atoe.

The Sarasota Art Center’s exhibition season continues with four exhibitions, through April 30. Osa Atoe: “The Sea Is Alive Within Me” features a collection of functional and decorative wheel-thrown ceramic vessels inspired by the Gulf of Mexico and historic water storage jars. Philomena Marano: “Signs & Wonders” presents works created from a paper-cut process that overlaps painting and graphic design. These vibrant compositions evoke the visual poetry and excitement of the Coney Island rides and the thrill of the circus. In “A Place In The Sun”, portrait photographer Susan Sidebottom tells the stories of people through the spaces they inhabit. “The Annual Members Juried Show” is a juried exhibition of member artwork by Barbara Banks and Katherine Bzura. Masks are encouraged. Art Center Sarasota is part of #SafeArtsSarasota. Sarasota Art Center, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more information, visit www.artsarasota.org or call 941-365-2032.