What Lies Beneath

Exhibitions on View

DECEMBER 10 - JANUARY 16, 2016

Opening Reception December 10 | 5-7pm | Free and Open to the Public

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

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A solo exhibition by acclaimed painter and Ringing College faculty member, showcasing 10 paintings— one from each year of the last decade.

Hugh Davies is an internationally acclaimed artist and faculty member of Ringling College of Art and Design's fine arts department. Davies has served on the faculties of a number of distinguished art schools, principally Chelsea College of Art (1980-2003), and as a visiting artist/lecturer at many other institutions. His work has been exhibited in more than 60 group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the U.K., France, Germany, the United States and Australia. 

According to Davies, his work, “deals with an attempt to reconcile abstraction and some forms of realism. While those two positions seem mutually exclusive, they share common ground, particularly in the use of the picture plane." His work also investigates the concepts of time, uncertainty and paradox. “I’ve dealt with these themes both consecutively and simultaneously, moving back and forth between them and combining them in various ways and in different media,” he says. “Despite the inherent differences between these three basic archetypes, I’ve tried to use each of them as a metaphor for the condition of uncertainty, the passing of time, and the relation between the generic and the particular.”




Arrival 2012


Lattice 2015









Express your creative self and inner child by drawing all over the walls. The gallery is your canvas, choose your chalk and leave your mark.

Inspired by an exhibit that Art Center Sarasota's travelers saw during a visit to the Havana Biennial in May. There was a very simple and elegant wall drawing, in a large gallery at the Wilfredo Lam Center, by Nigerian artist Victor Ekpuk. The work is fleeting since wall drawings in galleries are destroyed at the end of the exhibition.




Gallery THREE





This annual exhibition features works in 15 mediums by 31 Art Center Sarasota instructors. “Our talented instructors are all professional artists. This exhibit gives them an opportunity to showcase their high level of mastery. Viewers also get to see the amazing diversity of disciplines offered here. We try to appeal to artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Our instructors teach realistic, impressionistic, abstract, portraiture, and still-life—and we recently introduced mosaic and more sculpture workshops. The exhibit’s featured artists are Donne Bitner, Mary Alice Braukman, Sandy Frick, Ralph Garafola, Barbara Gerdeman, Nancy Goff, Elizabeth Goodwill, Dave Gordon, Nancy Hall, Julie Hanson, Tim Jaeger, Morgan Janssen, Judy Just, Jamie Kirkell, Jill Krasner, Ali Lambert, Fernando Madridejos, Cheryl Martin, Joseph Melancon, Judy Nadler, Janet Rogers, Keiko Romerstein, Tom Ruthz, Jane Slivka, Steve Stennes, and Gail White.


imageDonne Bitner



Gallery FOUR



    An open, all media, all subject juried exhibition


Nancy Goff and Morgan Janssen

Artists & Instructors



First Place:

Tony Pugliese
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Second Place:

Laurent Dareau
I Wanna Be Walt Disney 



Third Place:

Esther Garfinkel
Shanghai Street Cleaners


Art & Frame Merit Awards:

Grace Howl & Betsy Gertz


Honorable Mentions:
 Brian Bailey, Jacqueline Cully, Wendell Graham,
Louise Hamel, Jim Harman, Cheryl Jorgensen,
Baerbel Kavanaugh, Susan Kerr, Kitt Moran,
Michele Redwine, Ken Snyder, Sandra Zanetti