ART GALLERIES: Great spots to see local art

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


Ambiance Art and Antiques Gallery: 5254 S.R. 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

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 778-2099

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

“Altered Functions and Re-Art” on display through June 26. 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

“Through the Blue Door” on display through June 19. 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

The gallery is honoring fathers during June with a window display. Local artists present original fine art in acrylic, oil, watercolor, silk painting, pastels, mixed media and more. Information: 778-6694.

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

On exhibit through July 30 are mixed media paintings, prints, rugs and other itmes by Susan Kubes. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 746-2223.

The Baobab Tree Gallery: 1113 12th St. W.

Closed for the summer. The gallery will reopen the first Friday in October. Information: 447-3795.

Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton.

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. First Friday ArtWalks. 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

Featured is “For the Love of Piano,” solo exbition by Donna Bath, a clay artist. Bath’s show runs through June 26 with an opening reception 6-9 p.m. June 5. The Dancing Crane shines a spotlight on local and national artists, with a new featured artist or themed show appearing regularly. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9:30 p.m. First Fridays and by appointment. Information: 744-1333 or artgallery@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 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday ArtWalks and by special appointment. Information: 747-1320.

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

“The Black Flag on the Moon” is on display through June 18 and Aug. 20-Sept. 24. 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 ArtWalks. Information: 302-1069 or visit www.heartsdesirefl.com.

Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

Featured artist for June is S. Rush Dean. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 30 local artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.

Longboat Key Center for the Arts: 6860 Longboat Drive, S.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 383-2345.

Magic Stitch: 1302 13th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Glenda Tietjen’s cross-stitch pieces are on display and for sale. They include pieces of Monet and Van Gogh as well as whimsical scenes. The studio has a variety of cross stitch supplies. Lessons are available. Hours: 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and during art walks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 746-3200.

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 sculptures 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.

Still Life in G Gallery: 1014 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Richard Thomas works on display through June 27. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 6-9:30 p.m. first Friday Artwalks and by appointment. Information: 932-1336 and villageofthearts.com

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

The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. 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.

“Affordable Art Summer Showcase,” through July 25. 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 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

“Masquerade, Mystery and Mischief” is on display through July 3. Information: 365-2032.

Art Uptown: 1367 Main St.

Jacquie Clark’s water- color and Boots Culbertson’s ceramics are on display through June 6. 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. Call for pricing and details. 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, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. 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.

Award-winning illustrator and artist James Griffin will present a talk about his work from 6 to 9 p.m. June 5. “Expressions in Color,” is on display through June 30. 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

June through September is the “Summer Show” with more work by Dannheisser and Marge Bennett. 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.