I'll Be the Judge

Current Exhibitions

May 21 - June 26, 2015

Opening Reception May 21 | 5-7pm | Free and Open to the Public

Open Critque May 19  | 6-8pm | Free and Open to the Public



Gallery 1


Confluence: France


The second installment of the Confluence series of exhibits. Confluence is an eight-year international exhibition program inspired by Sarasota’s Sister Cities. Confluence features emerging and mid-career artists from the countries connected to Sarasota through Sister Cities in an effort to bridge the cultural understanding between our countries.
In collaboration with the Sarasota Sister Cities organization, the Art Center presents a curated exhibit of artists from the area of Perpignan, France. Working with Sister Cities and other organizations locally, as well as with individuals and organizations in France, the center will showcase approximately ten artists form the Perpignan area and host public events and programs to further illustrate the French culture.

Artists featured:

Agnès Fornells
Armelle Caron
Aurélie Piau
Armelle Caron/ Samuel Dufour Kowalski
Emilie Losch
Jean Denant
Julien Cassignol
Nicolas Daubanes
Pablo Garcia
Philippe Domergue
Sylvain Fraysse




Pablo Garcia


Jean Denant


Philippe Domergue



Gallery 2


Collective Paper Aesthetics Community Project


A community project designed by Netherlands-based artist Noa Haim.

Haim created the Collective Paper Aesthetics program as a way to inspire collaboration and exploration in large groups through art. Using principles of design and engineering, Haim has created a project where room-sized installations can be created out of various three-dimensional paper forms. Community members will be able to come in to the Art Center during designated times to get a short lesson on creating the components, and begin constructing the pieces. When it comes time for the exhibit to be installed, the exhibitions curator and a team of volunteers will erect a free-form structure from the pieces created during the months preceding the installation. The installation can be continually added to by community members throughout the exhibit. Walk in and add a piece. 


Click here to read the Interview with Noa Haim and Art Center Staff about this project written by Sarasota Herald Tribune writer Carrie Seidman. 






Gallery 3





A second installment of the popular collaboration between Art Center Sarasota, Goodwill Manasota and TWIS.com.  Using artwork donated to Goodwill, artists will rework to give them new context through ironic and unexpected additions to the imagery. A portion of all sales proceeds will be donated back to Goodwill.


Featuring artwork altered by:

Ali Lambert, Amy Zeusler, Anita Wexler, Daniel Miller, Dorothea Calvert, Dotty Terry, Dustin Juengel, Elizabeth Goodwill, Eric Cross, Grace Howl, Jamie Tracy, Jayne Jarvis, Jim Stewart, Jo Proietti, John Latham Knapp, Joseph Melancon, Judy Lyons Schneider, Kate Holmes, Laura Krieger, Leslie Gnaegy, Marcia Ente, Matteo Caloiaro, Meg Pierce, Natalya Swanson, Nathan Skiles, Peppi  Elona, Rebecca Madden, Robert Doyon, Sarah Valdez, Skottla, Veronica Brandon Miller





Gallery 4

    I'll be the Judge  

An open, all media, all subject peer-juried exhibition. All artists who submitted to the exhibit got to cast their votes on all the artwork submitted to determine which works will be on display. Top votes determined the prize winners.

First Place:
      Ilene Phelan
Second Place:
      Leroy Wilks
Third Place:
      Dustin Juengel
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Art & Frame Merit Awards:



Honorable Mentions:

 Donald Diddams, Marty Dunn, Betty Isermann, Nancy Goff,

Stuart Kantor, Dion Kurczek, Anelisa Murphy, Ilene Phelan,
Jacueline Savaiano, Gregg Stecker, Jim Stewart,
Nancy Von Lazar