Breaking Boundaries


Breaking Boundaries

January 19, 2012 – March 10, 2012

Community Opening Reception: January 19, 5-7pm

Exhibitions in Galleries 1 & 2 are co-curated by Heidi Anderson Connor and Mark Ormond

Gallery 1:
Artists Who Made Sarasota Famous

Works on loan from artists, their families, and local collectors that  represent the legacy of early Sarasota artists who established Art Center  Sarasota as a dynamic and vital community art center. Over 40 artists  including John Armstrong, Jack Cartlidge, Jon Corbino, Julio De Diego, Jerry  Farnsworth, William Hartman, George Kaiser, Robert Larson, Hilton and  Dorothy Leech, Frank Rampolla, Guy Saunders, Syd Solomon, Eric von  Schmidt, Ben Stahl, Beth Arthur, Judy Axe, Robert Chase, Fiore Custode,  George Fox, Martha Hartman, Roy Nichols, Craig Rubadoux and Jan Silberstein and more. 


image "Zonate" by Syd Solomon 1964


Gallery 2:
The Story of the Sarasota Art Association
1926 – 1966  (Today's Art Center Sarasota )

Chronicles the Art Association’s formative years through photography and unique original artifacts.  The focus of the exhibition is to tell the story of the vital connection between Sarasota’s Community Art Center, the artists’ community, the Ringling School of Art (today’s Ringling College of Art and Design), the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Sarasota community, providing insight into the sensibility of the time.  This exhibition will feature a series of bold and richly illustrated graphic displays telling Art Center Sarasota’s colorful story from its inception in 1926 through 1966.  








Gallery 3: Feb 13th- March 10th


New works of art by local artists Vadim Bolshakov, Gwendolyn Fryer, and Robert Lovejoy





Gallery 3: Jan 12th – Feb 11th
The Manasota Chapter of ASALH
(The Association of African American Life and History) 


Showcasing artwork by: Todd Berrien, Tammy Butler, Gale Fulton Ross, Major Gladden, Barbara Mask, Eleanor Merritt, Myrna Morris, Joseph Pierre, Jackie Peters-Cully, Caroline Rice, and Elaine Thomas as a celebration of Black History month. The mission of ASALH is to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.




Gallery 4: Breaking Boundaries


Open, All Media, Juried Exhibition
Co-Jurors: Carol Frye and Jamie Tracy


Exhibition winners:


1st Place: Bill Darrah
2nd Place:
Rob Boxley
3rd Place:
David Gonya
Mary Jo Floryjanski
Ossie Rometo

ACS Special Oil Painting Award: Patricia Curtis
ACS Special Watercolor Award:
Nancy Colby
Nell Rude Photography Award:
Dotty Terry

Honorable Mentions: William Bailey, Nancy Betty, Donald Diddams, Mary “Hadije” Ducharme, Caryn Koffman, Joseph Melancon, Marilyn Priem, Isi Schober-Janssen, Celeste Stadler, Adam Todd, Susan Von Gries, Marcia Wolfson