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. 

EAC Classes October 2019 - April 2020

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 2018-2019 Local Legacies 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. Please click the link here to pull up a PDF of the September 2019 schedule.

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 

Mythical, Magical, Mystical Receiving
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am - 12pm

The first open exhibition of the 2019-2020 season in the Loranger Gallery is Mythical, Magical, MysticalWe invite artists to submit their 2D and/or 3D artwork in any media that depicts anything from mythical creatures to magical realms and mystical ideas. Only recent work will be accepted. This is a juried and judged show. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. 

Receiving: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9am - 12pm
Removal: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9am - 12pm
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 - 4pm

In the other galleries:

Susan Zukowsky (collage) @ Mitchell Gallery
Aaron Castor (painting) @ Mangrove Gallery
Sherry O'Connell (ceramics) @ Members Gallery

Click here for EAC Gallery Hanging Instructions.

 

 

 

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
 

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

 

EAC Gallery Hanging Guidelines

MYTHICAL, MAGICAL, MYSTICAL
2D and 3D artwork in any media that depicts anything from mythical creatures to magical realms and mysical ideas.

Receiving: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 - 4 pm
Removal: Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

 

AARON CASTOR

Painting
Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, October 4, 2019
Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
 

 

 

SHERRY O'CONNELL

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

 

 

 

 

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.

Call the EAC front desk @ 941.474.5548 for details 

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!


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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