Weekend galleries listings

Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.


Ambiance Art and Antiques Gallery: 5254 State Road 64 E., Bradenton

Featuring 19th- and 20th-century fine art, unique antiques and glassware. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 744-1070.

Anna Maria Island Art League: 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach

The 14th annual James Pay Exhibit will be through Jan. 31. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 778-2099

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

Exhibit on display through Jan. 30 — Kellogg Gallery: “The Contempos’ Fabric Journey.” Searle Gallery: “A Consuming Passion for Watercolor,” watercolors by Pat Weaver. Reid Hodges Gallery: “Spanning Time,” watercolors by Susanna Spann. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 746-2862 or www.artcentermanatee.org.

ArtCenter Manatee ComCenter Gallery: 9040 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch

“Tropical Celebration,” featuring acrylic, mixed media and prints by Carolyn Ritter will be on display through Feb. 6. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 746-2862 or www.artcentermanatee.org.

Artistic Eye Picture Framing and Gallery: 1209 12th Ave. W., Bradenton

The gallery features original movie posters from Mexico from the 1950s and ’60s as well as comedian Jonathan Winters’ signed and numbered prints. The gallery offers a variety of wood and metal moulding, including a unique hardwood collection. It also displays a diverse collection of art and photography. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and during Art Walks or by appointment. Information: 745-2315.

Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island: 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

Sally LaViolette’s watercolors are on display in January. Information: 778-6694.

Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery: 926 12th St. W., Bradenton

Jon Nielsen’s woodcut prints will be on display through Jan. 26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 746-2223.

Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Corner of 13th Street and 13th Avenue West

Discover this unusual gift shop with handmade quilts, original art and almost-antiques. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 744-2487 or 932-5869.

Church’s Stained Glass Creations & Collectibles: 1415 10th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

“Glass Expressions,” featuring stained- and slumped-glass creations of artist-owner Bill Johnson, is an ongoing show. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Art Walk Fridays. Information: 747-9293.

Clay in the Garden Studio: 1011 12th Ave. W., Bradenton

Original whimsical sculptures created by Jo-Ellen Gorris overflow from the studio into the garden and provide a habitat for the village geckos. Sculpture demonstrations ongoing during Art Walks and Saturdays, other times by chance or appointment. Information: 747-6405.

The Dancing Crane Gallery: 1019 10th Ave. W., Bradenton

The Dancing Crane shines a spotlight on local and national artists, with a new featured artist or themed show appearing on a regular basis. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9:30 p.m. First Fridays and by appointment. Information: 744-1333 or www.dancing-crane.com.

Divine Excess, Folk Art and Other Needful Things: 1125 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

The gallery features works by Florida folk artists in a 1925 cottage in the heart of the Village. Gallery hours: 11-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday art walks and by special appointment. Information: 747-1320.

Fine Art Gallery at MCC: 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

Pentangle Magazine art competition is on display through Jan. 22. Society of Artists’ will exhibit works Jan. 23-Feb. 19 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 752-5000.

Hearts Desire: 1221 12th St. W., Bradenton

Hearts Desire features ceramic wall art by Georganne Nugent, island-print fabric and giclees by Rita Van Gorder and jewelry designs by owner Vicki Rollo. Hours: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday Art Walks. Information: 302-1069 or visit www.heartsdesirefl.com.

Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

Longboat Key artist Barbra Orear will give a free watercolor demonstration 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 24. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 30 local artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 778-6648.

Miracle’s Fine Art Gallery at ComCenter Bradenton: Riverwalk Professional Park, 100 Third Ave. W.

The gallery has on exhibit 12 large outdoor sculptures by Ed Miracle, Wes Wofford, Doug Hays and Victor Garcia, and inside oil paintings, murals, sketches and more sculptures by Miracle. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Information: 761-8676 or www.miraclesart.com.

ntStudio Pottery: 1011 16th St. W., Palmetto

Potter Nancy Trujillo displays her works, which include hand-built, wheel-thrown and combination pieces as well as realistic sculpture of the human body. Instructed by Charlotte McClish, Trujillo’s studio has grown to include several kilns, wheels, rollers and glazers. Pottery classes are offered, during which students are taught both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Call for class times. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 729-0730.

Picture This Gallery: 8615 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Original art by local artists Judy Dunn and Don Heckerman. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 798-9910.

South Florida Museum’s Curator’s Gallery: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

“The Lure Maker’s Art: Past and Present” through Feb. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors age 60 and older and $11.95 children ages 4-12. Information: 746-4131 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.

The Studio at Gulf and Pine: 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society’s 25th Anniversary Show is through Feb. 14. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 778-1906.

Village Voices and Eclectic Art Emporium: 1010 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Village Voices is a local outlet for unique gifts, including agate bookends, therapeutic salt lamps, handmade silver jewelry and driftwood art by owner Dona Lee. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 748-6865.


Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art/Mira Mar Gallery: 1419 Fifth St.

“Figures and Flow” is on exhibit through January featuring the works of Lynn Davison and Jean Blackburn. Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 366-2093 or www.allyngallup.com.

Apple & Carpenter Galleries: 64 S. Palm Ave.

The gallery has a variety of art available, including glass, sculpture, pottery, Italian masks, paintings and more. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Fridays.

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

“Neighbors Not Strangers” is on exhibit through Feb. 28. Also featured during this exhibit is “The Art of the Juicy Crones: The National League of American Penwomen,” “Wise Eyes: A Lifetime of Art,” Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, “Black Muse 2009” and “The Sarasota Garden Club.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.

Art Uptown: 1367 Main St.

Wayne Wilmoth’s “American Landscape in 3D Photography” will be displayed through Jan. 30 with an artist reception from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 24. Sam Murray’s framed stained-glass designs are on display through Jan. 23. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 955-5409 or www.artuptown.com.

Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court

Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 365-4222.

BAS studio/gallery: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 203, Towles Court

Beverly A. Smith’s new studio features abstract art. Information: www.beverlyasmith.com.

Carla’s Clay Studio and Gallery: 1733 Northgate Blvd.

Carla’s Clay offers classes in hand-building, wheel-throwing, sculpture and specialized programs. Information: 359-2773 or www.carlasclay.com.

Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105

Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 232-1461.

Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.

“The Golden Age of Sarasota Masters” has been extended through Jan. 31. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 955-1315 or www.dabbertgallery.com.

Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.

Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain. Germain’s media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 373-9660 or www.designimpressionsgallery.com.

Edfish Gallery: 3615 Webber St.

Group show with featured artists Jim Roberts, Ed Walsh, Mel Stauffer and Mike Balas. Information: 706-2659.

Elizabeth Stevens Gallery: 1945 Morrill St., Towles Court

Charmaine Parker’s jewelry is feature for January. The gallery features the work of local artists and Ed Sharp, a metal sculptor. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 365-4222.

Equinox Gallery: 1968 Adams Lane

The gallery features handcrafted sterling jewelry, minerals, contemporary art and more. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 954-8774.

Galleria Sileccia: 12 S. Palm Ave.

Rare collectibles by acclaimed American bronze sculptor Glenna Goodacre through Feb. 26. Information: (941) 365-7414 or www.galleriasilecchia.com.

Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.

Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranksi-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year-round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 650-8223 or 365-4442.

Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court

Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 993-7612 or www.thehastingscollection.com.

Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.

This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 922-4140.

Katharine Butler Gallery: 1943 Morrill St.

Featured are Ruth Dwyer and Tara Lynee Fance through Feb. 14. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday. Information: 955-4546 or www.kbutlergallery.com.

The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.

Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 957-0609.

Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A

The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 706-2119.

Paradox Gallery: 301 Southgate Plaza

An ongoing exhibit of acrylic work and digital prints by Janet Mishner. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 362-3715.

Pastry Art: 1512 Main St.

Debbie Dannheisser’s works will be featured through Feb. 28. Infomation: 955-7545.

Rilla Gallery and Studio: 239 S. Links Ave.

“Scenes of the Ca d’Zan,” a pen and ink series of the John and Mable Ringling mansion; “Mable Ringling Rose,” oil paintings of a new rose developed and registered by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; and “Banyans by the Bay,” acrylic paintings. Exhibits run indefinitely. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gallery free and open to the public during the Towles Court Third Friday Art Walks 6-10 p.m. Information: 365-8683 or www.towlescourt.com.

Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade is on exhibit through Feb. 11. Selby’s Museum of Botany and the Arts presents “Exotic Adventures — Myth and More Exhibits” through Feb. 24. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 359-7563 or 351-5100, www.ringling.edu/selbygallery.

Selby Gardens: 811 S. Palm Ave.

“Myth and More” is on display through Feb. 24. The Selby Instructors’ Showcase exhibition is on display in the gardens’ Museum of Botany and the Arts 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The showcase provides a look at the classes offered at the gardens throughout the year. Information: 366-5731 or www.selby.org.

Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.

Original paintings, glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Information: 955-6443.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota: 3975 Fruitville Rd.

UU Church All Member Visual Arts Exhibit is through Jan. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 373-0530.

Uptown Framers: 1058 N. Tamiami Trail No. 104, Broadway Promenade, Sarasota

Jack Nolan is the featured artist. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 953-4141.


Industrial Arts Center Inc.: 2902A Beach Blvd., Gulfport

Industrial Arts Center Inc. is a teaching and working studio for artists who do glass-blowing, lampwork bead-making, glass-fusing, drum-building, metalsmithing and wood-turning. Information: (813) 258-8787 or www.industrialartscenter.org.


The Jeff Whipple Art Museum and the Spasm Gallery: 1600 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City

The museum, which features 30 years’ worth of work by Whipple, is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: www.thejwam.com.