Exhibition Schedule Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Welcome to our 2015 Season of exhibitions at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts!

Stop by to view our 2015-2016 Featured Artists & Exhibitions on display throughout the year in our Durante Gallery, Cultural Media Room, and Cultural Corridor. Browse our Season calendar below to find out what exhibitions will inspire you this year!


Spring Moon Bow, Yosemite Valley by James Corwin Johnson

Documented Travel Photography by James Corwin Johnson 
On display in our Cultural Corridor
Thru December 18

Explore the world through the lens of local photographer and instructor, James Corwin Johnson. This collection documents a number of photography adventure trips that James regularly leads to capture wildlife, landscapes, and exotic natural beauty from the local shores of Florida to the mountains of Yosemite National Park and even to Tanzania’s varied and vast vistas. 

James will deliver a lecture on the travels, goals, and creative processes that inspired the pieces in this exhibition this December. RSVP to attend!

Artist Talk & Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 9
5:30-7 pm

James Corwin Johnson’s interest in the latent image began around age seven, with a solar contact printer. When the time came to choose a career path the choice was to attend a freelance photography school, and from then on his course was set.

James went on to pursue a professional photographic career that has spanned over four decades and has taken him around the world. He is a published author, former Director of Photo Services in Yosemite Park for over 12 years, Onboard Photography Manager for the Disney Cruise Line Digital Development Team, Director of Education, Johnson Photo Imaging, Photography Manager Harrah’s Tahoe, and Photographer Club Med. Playa Blanca.

Today James is the Director of his own Studio Gallery in Sarasota, where he leads destination photography trips, and he teaches digital photography at Longboat Key Center for the Arts a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design.



Key Influence: SartQ in Residence
Residency: August thru September
Exhibition: October 9-30

Key Influence is a two month residency at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts for members of local, contemporary art collective, SartQ, to draw inspiration from LBK and create new works for our first Fall exhibition of the Season. 

RSVP for one of our Key Influence events:

Saturday, September 26, 2-4 pm
Through the Keyhole: Open Studios
Stop by LBKCA campus to see SARTQ artists in action and engage with their processes.

Friday, October 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
Key Influence Opening Reception
Celebrate the completion of this residency with music, food, and remarks from our artists!

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30-8 pm
Key Influence Panel Discussion with SARTQ Artists
Participate in a lively discussion about the key influences of LBK on the works and processes of the SARTQ artists.

To RSVP call 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu

Learn more!

Construction by Cindy Mason
Robertson, Tender Touch


November 13 - January 16

Works by Cindy Mason and Malcolm Robertson

Discover the distinct ways in which our two artists, Cindy Mason and Malcolm Robertson, break down and re-imagine the landscapes around them. Both artists take the time to breathe in their surroundings and craft works that dive into the external forces that shape these places. Come explore a new way to look at the world around you.

Opening Reception
Friday, November 13
5:30-7:30 pm

Artists Speak
Wednesday, December 2
6:30-8:30 pm

Please RSVP to attend at lbkca@ringling.edu or 941.383.2345.

Learn more about Cindy and Malcolm.


January 5 - May 27

Works by William Robert Ball IV

Opening Reception TBA

Please RSVP to attend at lbkca@ringling.edu or 941.383.2345.

Learn more about William Robert Ball IV.


Curated by Habatat Galleries, MI
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30, 6-8 pm

Habatat is back at LBKCA with a brand new exhibition of contemporary figurative glass art! Stroll through the transformed Durante Gallery to view the works of your favorite contemporary glass artists as they push the boundaries of the medium. 

Of course, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Contemporary Glass Art Auction, curated and moderated by Habatat Galleries. This is your chance to bid on your favorites and expand your contemporary collection! RSVP to attend: 941.383.2345 or lbkca@ringling.edu.

This year we are bringing you the 2016 GLASS ART WEEKEND in Sarasota, FL! This weekend will be one filled with home tours, auctions, exhibitions, guided tours, and more.

Menos Muse, Shelley Muzylowski Allen, hot sculpted glass



Private Preview and LBKCA Fundraiser
Saturday, March 5
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cocktails and Heavy Appetizers
7:30 - 9:30 pm Reverend Barry and Funktastic Soul Dance Party!
Tickets: $75 at the door / $65 in advance and for "Friends of LBKCA"

Call 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu to RSVP

Public Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 9
5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Annual Community Juried Exhibit is one of the highlights of our SEASON when our community gets to shine and demonstrate their creative drive and abilities. This year we’ve added a fundraiser to help us continue bringing everyone who visits LBKCA an entertaining and engaging experience. So, put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be amazed! 

Learn more about this anticipated event.



Opening Reception Saturday, April 9, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 pm
April 9 – May 13, 2016

Call 941.383.2345 or email lbkca@ringling.edu to RSVP

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Longboat Key, LBKCA is presenting The Best of Longboat Key inviting work inspired or created on Longboat Key. Prize money will be awarded. 

Receiving: Saturday, April 2 11 am – 3 pm


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