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LBKCA Exhibitions Fall 2013 - Spring 2014


Our premier gallery at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.


This recently renovated space will feature artwork and serve as a lecture/performance hall.


2014 Featured Artists and Exhibitions


Through December 2014

Stop by to enjoy photographs of Longboat Key and beyond captured by photographer Louis Cabot. A recipient of LBKCA's 2013 Ageless Creativity Award, Louis Cabot has been photographing his environment for most of his life.


Born and bred in Boston, Cabot's career and commitments included running a multinational chemical company, chairing the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and participating in the governing boards of Harvard and MIT. 
He and his wife, Mabel (Muffie) now live on Longboat Key, Florida. They have, between them, thirteen children and stepchildren and twenty-two grandchildren. Summers they spend mostly in Maine.


Previously Featured Artists & Exhibitions


April 4 – April 25, 2014
Durante Gallery

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP Required: 941.383.2345 or

Witness the luminosity and beauty of water-based media in this exhibit showcasing work by members of the Florida Suncoast  Watercolor Society.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see art by many of the most accomplished watercolorists on the Gulf Coast!


March 1 – 27, 2014
Durante Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
RSVP Required: 941.383.2345 or

Our Annual Community Juried Exhibition gets better every year.  Plan now to submit your very best art work!

Limit 4 entries per person:
Member Entry Fee = $17.50
Non-Members Entry Fee = $25.00

Receiving: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 11 am – 3 pm
Removal: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11 am – 3 pm

Prize monies will be awarded for:
Best in Show
1st, 2nd, 3rd for 2D and 3D Art Work
1st, 2nd, 3rd for Photography

Open to all artists in the region.  All original, fine-art media accepted.  
For submission guidelines and information, please click here


January 18 – February 21, 2014
Durante Gallery 

Marlene Rose Glass Art Discussion
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 1 – 3 pm
RSVP to: or call 941.383.2345
Free and open to the public

Marlene Rose’s hand-cast sculptures are innovative works of art celebrating the wondrous qualities of glass, translucent or opaque, thick or thin, clear or colored, molded or shaped.  Marlene skillfully plays with every characteristic of her versatile medium.  Although her process is based on ancient bronze-casting techniques, her methods and results are contemporary, often incorporating hand-cast metals.  Marlene is internationally represented at galleries and museums, and is sought after by private collectors and celebrities.  This exhibition will run concurrently with glass exhibitions at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL.  Please call 941.383.2345 for more details.

Marline Rose earned her B.F.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and her M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA.  She is internationally represented at galleries and museums, and is sought after by private collectors and celebrities.  Influenced by extensive travel throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and the Caribbean; her work often incorporates found objects and references diverse cultures and past civilizations.  Her goal as an artist is simple, yet elusive; to inject a sense of life energy in all she makes.


VITAL VOICES | 5th Annual AGELESS CREATIVITY Awards and Exhibition

October 18 – December 19, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to: or call 941.383.2345

Louis Cabot
Peppi Elona
Karen Geck
Sam Gibbon
Michele Redwine

VITAL VOICES celebrates the wonder of art making as a tool for self-reinvention and personal transformation.  The exhibit features the work of retired individuals who have embrace creative expression, discipline, and process as a form of storytelling. 
VITAL VOICES reminds us that the creative process not only develops mastery of craft, but leads to a rich journey of self-discovery.  As viewers, we are invited to witness the discoveries and observe how the simple act of creating opens us to profound personal growth.

Click here to view/print the Vital Voices postcard


VITAL VOICES Panel Discussion/Reception

Thursday, December 5, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP to: or call 941.383.2345
Moderated by: Tom Esselman, President and CEO of the Institute for the Ages

Our Ageless Creativity Recipients will discuss how embracing creativity in retirement has enriched their lives.  Topics will include how retirement encourages self-reflection, expression, and risk-taking, and how the creative process can potentially change life’s trajectory.

Click here to view/print the Vital Voices postcard