Englewood Art Center


Englewood Art Center

Ringling College Continuing Studies


The Englewood Art Center, located to the south of Sarasota, focuses on education, exhibitions, and events. We aim to serve as a catalyst for creativity and arts appreciation for the entire community, promoting knowledge, appreciation, and development of visual arts to southern Sarasota County and Charlotte County, Florida. In addition to four galleries for exhibitions, we house two well-equipped 2D studio classrooms, a pottery studio, a digital media studio, and a lending library. 

Classes for the Community

 

Contact Info
350 South McCall Road
Englewood, FL 34223
941.474.5548
eac@ringling.edu 
Map
 

Hours
Tuesday - 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday + Monday - Closed

 

  


The 2019-2020 Englewood Art Flow: Creative. Coastal. Current. season is sponsored in part by:

 

 


 

What's New?

 

EAC Classes

September 2019 Class Schedule

EAC Classes for September 2019 have been included in our Summer 2019 schedule that has been out since April 2019.

To register for September classes ONLY, please call 941.474.5548 or stop by the front desk. The October 2019 - April 2020 schedule will be found on our new online registration site Augusoft Lumens and can be accessed by clicking the "Classes for the Community" blue box at the top of this EAC website page.

You can register online for the October 2019 - April 2020 classes ONLY but you can still call the front desk 941.474.5548 for assistance.

Call to Artists 

ABSTRACT
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9am - 12pm

The next EAC open exhibition in the Loranger Gallery is Abstractwhere artists are invited to submit 2D and 3D abstract artwork in any medium. For artists who work entirely in abstraction, this is your show for the season! If you’re a more traditional artist, this is your chance to experiment with color, shapes, line, and media to create a composition ranging from loose interpretation of forms to something that is completely void of representation. Only recent 2D and 3D work will be accepted. This is a judged show and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Receiving: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9am - 12pm
Removal: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9am - 12pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 - 4pm

Entry Fee:
Members: 1/$15, 2/$25, 3/$30, $5 each additional entry
Non-members: 1/$25, 2/$40, 3/$50, $10 each additional entry
Maximum 5 pieces per artist - No more than 2 entries larger than 48x48

More Info

In the other galleries:

In Memory: Paul Spyropoulos, Part II @ Mitchell Gallery
...while Rome Burns. @ Mangrove Gallery
Shoshana Avramovitz @ Members Gallery

Click here for EAC Gallery Hanging Instructions.

 

Special Event

Bok Tower Gardens Bus Tour + Plein Air Workshop

Want to improve your paintings by brushing up on your drawing fundamentals? Interested in branching out from photography into painting? Curious about documenting your composition to add detail to your painting back in the studio?

In this day long adventure to the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL, you will join EAC instructorsJohan Bjurman (Painting); Amy Karki (Photography); George Zebot (Drawing)in a morning of art demonstrations on the ground of Bok Tower Gardens. Participants are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of the demonstrations.

After lunch (included), participants can begin work on their own projects with instructors input and assistance on request or just enjoy the serenity, sights and sounds of the Gardens.

Seating is limited. Register early.

More Info       Register

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8am - 6pm

 

Events & Exhibitions



Bus Tour | Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL
Drawing, Painting, and Photography Plein Air Workshop at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8am - 6pm

More Info       Register
 

Fall Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations. Fun for all ages!
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm
 

Winter Art Market
Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10am - 3pm daily
Call or stop by the front desk to inquire about being a vendor 
 

Spring Open House
Tour the facility, enjoy art activities, and view instructor demonstrations. Fun for all ages!
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00am - 4:00pm
 

Bus Tour | Ringling College of Art + Design
Ringling College of Art + Design Campus Galleries and Sarasota Art Museum
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
 

Pop-Up Exhibition Series: Dearborn Street Farmers Market
Sketching and painting demonstrations and EAC member and student artwork will be on display.
Thursdays, February 6 and March 5, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Groovin' in the Gallery
Music and Open Mic
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
For more information, contact John Munn at funnmunn@comcast.net
 

Suncoast Writers Guild
Poetry Pod
Meets 2nd Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information, contact suncoastwriters@gmail.com
 

Wings, Wheels & Keels
Model Crafters Club
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information, contact Randy Whiteacre, President – 941.627.3880
 

 

 

SUSAN ZUKOWSKY
Collage
Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, October 4, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

IN MEMORY: PAUL SPYROPOULOS, PART II
Paintings
Tuesday, October 8 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

LOCAL COLORS IN PASTEL, WATERCOLOR AND OIL | DIANE MANNION
Painting
Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, December 20, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

VANISHING OLD FLORIDA | VIRGINIA HOFFMAN
Photography
Tuesday, January 7 – Thursday, January 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

MAGGIE DILLON
Textiles
Tuesday, February 4 – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Reception: Saturday, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

MICHELLE PRUITT
Mixed Media
Tuesday, March 3 – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

WEST COAST CONNECTIONS
Group Exhibition, guest curated by George Zebot
Tuesday, March 31 – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

MYTHICAL, MAGICAL, MYSTICAL
2D and 3D artwork in any media that depicts anything from mythical creatures to magical realms and mysical ideas.
Saturday, September 7 Saturday, October 5, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 - 4 pm

 

Abstract
Featuring abstract art in various media.
Tuesday, October 8 – Friday, November 1, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

More Info

 

Aqueous Exhibition | Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society
Featuring artwork in water-based media by members of FSWS.
Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, December 6, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2– 4 pm

 

WINTER ART MARKET
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Galleries. There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids.
Friday and Saturday, December 13 - 14, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm

 

Traditions | Experimental Installation Exhibition
Exhibition of Photographs representing the traditions of the EAC creative community
Tuesday, January 7 – Saturday, January 18, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

Englewood Camera Club
Featuring photography by members of the Englewood Camera Club.
Tuesday, January 14 – Friday, January 31, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

Common Thread: Creativity | Textile + Fiber exhibition
Exhibition of artwork that primarily utilizes fiber, fabric and textiles
Tuesday, February 4 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Reception: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

Ancient Influences
Exhibition of artwork influenced or inspired by ancient cultures.
Tuesday, March 3 – Friday, March 27, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

24TH Annual Youth Show
Tuesday, March 31 – Friday, April 10, 2020
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1 – 3 pm

 

Experiment. Aspire. Create. | Students +Studios
Exhibition of artwork created during the 2019 – 2020 season in EAC classes, workshops, and open studios.
Tuesday, April 14 – Friday, May 1, 2020
Reception: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

E SHEETS
Mixed Media Collage
Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, October 4, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

...WHILE ROME BURNS. | ERIK GROFF

Tuesday, October 8 – Thursday, October 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

KAYTEE ESSER
Paintings
Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, December 20, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

SEEING IS BELIEIVING | STEVE KLINDT
Photography
Tuesday, January 7 – Thursday, January 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

THREADS OF HISTORY | LINDA LEE FOSTER PAUL
Mixed Media
Tuesday, February 4 – Thursday, February 27, 2020
Reception: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

MARY CAMERON
Painting
Tuesday, March 3 – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

WEST COAST CONNECTIONS
Group Exhibition, guest curated by George Zebot
Tuesday, March 31 – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

 

SHERRY O'CONNELL
Ceramics
Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, October 4, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

REJUVENATION | SHOSHANA AVRAMOVITZ
Abstract Encaustic
Tuesday, October 8 – Friday, November 1, 2019
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

ARNIE PARIOS
Watercolor
Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, December 20, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

 

FRANK WHITE, JR.
Photography
Tuesday, January 7 – Thursday, January 30, 2020
Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

LAYERS ALONG THE ROAD | PEGGY SCHADLER
Batik Wabi-Sabi and Mixed Media
Tuesday, February 4 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Reception: Saturday, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

MARY GAINES
Stained Glass
Tuesday, March 3 – Friday, March 27, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

EAC YOUNG ARTISTS STUDIOS 2019-2020 SEASON
Mixed Media
Tuesday, March 31 – Friday, May 1, 2020
Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

 

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

Call to Artists – Open Exhibition Schedule
Receiving and Removals are 9 am – 12 pm unless otherwise noted.

Abstract
Accepting 2D or 3D abstract artwork in any media.
Receiving date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Removal date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
More Info

 

WINTER ART MARKET
EAC will be hosting a Winter Art Market in the Loranger Gallery, December 13 and 14, 2019. There will be art vendors, food trucks, music, artist demos, and activities for kids. Applications for artist vendors will open Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Set –up: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1 – 4 pm*
Removal date: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 4 – 5:30 pm

 

Traditions | Experimental Installation Exhibition
In January 2020, EAC will host an experimental installation exhibition titled Traditions. From December 17 – 20, 2019 and January 7 – 10, 2020, participants are invited to add photographs to “the line” that represent, depict, reference, or reflect on a personal tradition. These photos can be snapshots captured at a moment in time or images created to represent a tradition in time and place. Traditions can include anything from holidays and family to inside jokes and accidental occurrences that are remembered or reflected on regularly. The idea is that for the reception on Saturday, January 11, 2020, the Loranger Gallery will be filled with images that represent the traditions of our creative community.
Please note: images can be submitted on any type of paper, from copy paper to high resolution photo paper, but all images must be photographs. We strongly encourage participants to scan or reproduce images that are one of a kind and do not exist in digital format, as we do not want anyone to lose a sentimental document.
Receiving date: Tuesday – Friday, December 17 – 20, 2019; January 7 – 10, 2020*
Removal date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

 

Common Thread: Creativity | Textile + Fiber Exhibition
Accepting artwork which primarily utilizes fiber, fabric, and textiles.
Receiving date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Removal date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

 

Ancient Influences
Accepting 2D or 3D artwork in any media that depicts the artists’ work inspired by ancient cultures.
Artwork submitted for the summer 2018 exhibition of the same theme will not be accepted.
Receiving date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Removal date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

Experiment. Aspire. Create. | Students + Studios
Accepting 2D or 3D artwork created during the 2019 – 2020 season in EAC classes, workshops and open studios.
Receiving date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Removal date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 *indicates Receiving/Removal on a day other than Saturday
 

 

 

 

 

Show Your Support

 

Become a Member

Your membership in Englewood Art Center helps underwrite and support all of our programming.  Members receive discounts on classes, workshops, exhibition entry fees, and special events. In addition, Members can check out books from our lending library, show work in our Member Gallery, and participate in our Open Studio programs.

Become an EAC Member!

Make a Donation

We depend on our friends and neighbors' support in our quality programming. We can't do it without your help. Your donation will support creativity, culture and community as we build together a preeiminent, cultural institution. 

Donate Today!

 

 

Volunteer

Our volunteers help the Englewood Art Center promote knowledge, appreciation and development of visual arts in Englewood & surrounding communities. 

Volunteer Today!


EAC can always use extra hands! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at EAC to help the staff keep EAC the vibrant and encouraging creative hub that it is – please join us!

EAC can use and utilize just about any skill set in some way! The following list includes areas we know we can always use the help, but please feel free to make suggestions:
Front Desk and telephone greeters

  • Represent EAC at area events
  • Assist with set-up, clean-up and facilitating receptions and events
  • Librarians
  • Receiving and Removal for open call exhibitions
  • Pop-Up Booth at the Englewood Farmers Market (January – March only)
  • Writing articles for newsletter and collecting print materials about the Art Center
  • Jurors and Judges for open call exhibitions
  • Open Studio Monitors (certifications are required for Ceramics, Digital Studio and Figure Drawing. See front desk staff for more details about required certifications and trainings)

Requirements for volunteering at EAC:

  • Application/Information Sheet: including contact and emergency contact information, applicable skills, areas of volunteer interest, availability to volunteer (days and times)
  • Membership: volunteers must be members of EAC during the time of volunteer service
  • Background check: Ringling College of Art and Design requires a background check for all eligible volunteers

 

Plein Air Painting Pop-Up Exhibition at the Englewood Farmer's Market (1 artist per week):Englewood Farmer's Market and RC | EAC are teaming up this season to bring art outside for our season's theme of Celebrating Florida Landscape. If you are interested in exhibiting your work in our pop-up exhibition space on a (single) Thursday, between December 4 - February 26 (excluding December 25 and January 1) please click here for contact and requirement information.

Represent EAC at area events (6 to 8 person team): EAC is often asked to participate in community events (such as pioneer days, ArtSensation and others) but we need more than just the small staff to be able to participate.  Volunteers on this team will pass out the schedule and talk to the general public about the Art Center to encourage participation in our classes/workshops, exhibitions and events.

Assist with receptions and events (4 to 6 people):  Events and receptions bring lots of new faces to EAC and sometimes the staff cannot get to every person, so we need assistance with greeting visitors, giving tours and keeping the refreshments fresh.  

Library (2 people):  We have 3 great librarians, but as the Library is used more frequently for meetings and small classes (for example Poetry) we need additional volunteers to help keep the space and the shelves orderly and accurate.

Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery (2 people): We have a great system for the Receiving and Removal for Loranger Gallery shows, but we can always use some extra sets of hands and guidance, particularly for people who are entering an EAC show for the first time. 

Writing articles for newsletter and collecting print materials about the Art Center (2 to 4 people): When we hear news about our members, instructors and artists, we like to include it in the newsletter.  We’re looking for people to write short news articles about the people of EAC.  In addition, if there are ever print articles about EAC or our constituents, we’re looking for help collecting and organizing that information.

Jurors and Judges for Loranger exhibitions (1 or 2 people):  We like to keep the judging pool diverse, so we’d love to have a person or two to help recruit and coordinate the judges for these shows.  We can often use Ringling College faculty as judges, but of course want to keep local qualified judges involved. 

Open Studio Monitors (2 to 4 people): we can use help with open studios on Friday mornings; the Tuesday afternoon Pottery open studio (and a back-up monitor for Thursday mornings); and a studio monitor for the Digital Studio.  
 

 

 

 

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