Florida Artists Group

  62nd Annual Symposium and Exhibition
Selby Gallery
Ringling College of Art and Design — Sarasota

  Symposium and Reception May 11th - 13th 2012

Exhibit May 11th until June 5th

PDF of Symposium Prospectus can be found here

About The Awards for 2012

Selby Gallery
Ringling College of Art and Design

Distinguished as Sarasota's premier gallery for contemporary visual arts, the Selby Gallery is a professional on ‐campus exhibition space that serves as both a center of learning and hub of extracurricular activity. The 3,000 square foot Gallery presents major exhibitions by nationally and internationally celebrated
artists, designers, illustrators and photographers from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as provide community programming in the form of lectures, forums, panel discussions, and performing arts events. In addition, the world renowned Ringling College faculty, as well as the students they teach, present their creative skills in the yearly faculty show and Best of Ringling annual Ringling College juried student exhibition. Ringling School of Art And Design is currently celebrating its 75th year as an institution dedicated to the education of tomorrow’s artists and designers. For the last 20 years, Selby Gallery has been part of that process and an important part of the art community.

2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34234 (941) 359-­‐7563 www.SelbyGallery.org
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Juror: Tom Nakashima

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  Accommodations for 2012 Symposium :

Hotel Indigo

1223 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, Florida, 34236
941-­‐487-­‐3800/ 3866

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Saturday May 12 6:30 -9:30
Cafe’ Baci Italian Restaurant
4001 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Mixed greens, cranberries, pecans, and bleu cheese
Topped with herbed tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with roasted potato and green beans

Egg battered and finished with a caper, lemon ‐wine reduction with roasted potato and green beans
Mixed vegetables and a creamy Alfredo sauce
Coffee, Tea, soda drinks and focaccia bread will be served.
Cash Bar

Voted best Italian restaurant in Sarasota since 1995
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Tom Nakashima, painter and print maker, received an M.F.A. in 1967 from the University of Notre Dame. He spent 22 years in Washington DC, taught at the Catholic University of America, and exhibited with Henri Gallery and Anton Gallery. From 1991-­‐2002 he exhibited at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in NY, mounting 3 solo exhibitions. He is Professor Emeritus at Catholic University of America and Morris Eminent Scholar Emeritus at Augusta State University.

Tom's work is in over 50 permanent public collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Mint Museum, Long Beach museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Art, Muscarelle Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, and Hermitage Museum in St. pete, Russia.

 Nakashima’s numerous awards include: Joan Mitchell foundation Fellowship, Awards in The Visual Arts 11, Individual Artist Awards by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Mayor's Award for Excellence in Artistic Discipline, Mid Atlantic Visual Arts Fellowship, Individual Artist Fellowship, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Print making Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking.

His work was reviewed in hundreds of publications internationally, including Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, New American Paintings, The Washington Post, The New York Nichibei, The Chicago Sun Times, and Contemporanea. His work has been reproduced in The Paris Review, Elle, Southern Living, and House Beautiful.

  Tom's work has varied over his 45 years of exhibiting. Ranging from abstract through representational, Nakashima’s paintings are consistently expressionistic monolithic images that address social and environmental issues. A large show Cycle of Change: Tom Nakashima’s Treepile Paintings are currently on view at The Vero Beach Museum of Art through June 12, 2012.


Symposium at a Glance

Important Dates:

Entry Forms and Prepaid Dinner: Deadline April 15

Receiving local artworks at Selby gallery:
May 8, 9:00 ‐ 4:00 pm Receiving shipped works: May 1- 8
Ship works to: Selby Gallery 2700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234
Att.. Laura Avery

Emailed Images: Deadline May 4th
Delivery of Artwork:  May

Artworks Pick up at end of the exhibition: June 6, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

Symposium Dates: Friday, May 11 ‐ Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday May 11

Welcome and Registration: Hotel Indigo Lobby 1:30 pm
Tour of Ringling College campus: 2:00 pm.
The tour will start at the Keating Administration building at Ringling
across from Selby Gallery. Name badges and gift bags will be provided.
Opening reception: 5:00 ‐ 7:00 pm
The Opening Reception will be held at Selby Art Gallery and Illustration Gallery, at Ringling College campus. Savory refreshments will be served at Selby Gallery and sweet refreshments at the Illustration Gallery.

Saturday May 12

Welcome and Sign‐in: Ringling College Auditorium 10:00am
Coffee and refreshments will be served at the Ringling College Auditorium. FLAG Members meeting: 10:30-­‐ 11:30 am at the Auditorium. Presentation by Juror Tom Nakashima: 11:30am-­‐12:30 pm at the
Lunch break: 12:30 ‐ 2:00 pm.
Tour at Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA: 2:00 -­‐ 3:00 pm.
The tour will be Conducted by Sarasota Museum of Art president Wendy Surkis and Area III member Peppi Elona, both founding members. The building is a historical landmark, and is currently used for special events. The new museum will be devoted to modern and contemporary art. SMOA is a division of Ringling College of Art and Design. The tour will feature a virtual tour of its future plans, and a 6 x 8 foot architectural model of the proposed renovation.

Awards Banquet
Saturday, May 12, 6:30-­‐ 9:30 pm
Cafe’ Baci Italian restaurant, 4001 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Sunday May 13

Board Meeting: 10:00 am-­‐ 11:00 am at the Indigo Hotel lobby.
Animation presentation: Ringling College 11:00 am-­‐ 1:00 pm.


  Awards: $4000

Best of Show - Morse Genius Award $1500
First Place - Florida Artists Group Award $1000
Second Place - Ru Israels Memorial Award $500
Third Place - Benjamin Award $500
Memorial Award ‐ Fonchen Lord $250
Memorial Award - Margaret Rigg $100
Juror Awards ‐ Several Honorable Mention Awards

Entry Rules:

The Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition is open to all Members in good standing. Each artist may enter one original artwork which was completed within the last three years, and not shown previously at a FLAG exhibition.
Artworks must be presented in a professional manner. 2-D artworks must be
mounted with Plexiglas and wired for hanging. No glass accepted.
Size limit:
2-D Artworks: Maximum width 30”. There is no height limit.
3-D Artworks: Maximum weight 40 lb.
The Selby Gallery does not take any commission art pieces sold. The Selby Gallery reserves the right to reject any piece that is not of high quality or does not represent the expected standards.
Artworks will be handled in a professional manner. FLAG and the Selby Gallery are not held responsible for any damage or theft incurred to artworks. No artworks can be removed before the exhibition ends. The Selby Gallery is not responsible for any work left after the end of the exhibition.