Florida Artists Group

  Area III Member

  Eleanor Merritt— Painter

Elenor Merritt

The Prophet

Elenor Merritt


  Eleanor Merritt
Elenor Merritt

Hearts A Fire


Elenor Merritt

Dance To The Music

FLAG Positions Served:
Recording Secretary 1996 through 2003

Eleanor's Artists Statement:

My images emerge from my subconscious mind and just explode on the working surface through the combined use of acrylics, inks, and paper materials. I continuously use figures as a symbolic reference and my exploration of texture, pattern and design is an exciting journey of discovery.
My subject matter continues to emerge as very personal revelations of inner spiritual messages which have nothing to do with reality.


Brooklyn College CUNY Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts
Former Chairperson of the Westbury Long Island School District Fine Arts Department
Lecturer in Art History for Senior Academies; Alumni Groups; Elderhostel Programs
in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Professional Affiliations:

Women's Caucus for Art: National
Petticoat Painters/Sarasota
Charter Member of the Women's Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Docent Volunteer - John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art
FLAG Member since 1996; Recording secretary 1999 - 2003


1994           Sarasota Artist of the Year - Sarasota Visual Arts Center
1996           Women's Caucus for Art National President's Award
1997           Women of Impact Award/Sarasota County Commission
1997           Education Foundation Sarasota/Edge of Excellence Award
2003          Who's Who in America
2005          Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award
2006          Sarasota Arts Council Arts Leadership Award
2015           The National Council of Jewish Women; "Women of Power"

One Woman Exhibitions:

1974           Nassau County Cultural Museum Hempstead, NY
1975           American International College, Springfield, MA
1987           The Craftery Gallery, Hartford, CT
1987           Women's Resource Center, Sarasota, FL
1988           University of Florida, St .Petersburg, FL
1988           Manatee Community College, Venice, FL
1991           Central National Bank, Sarasota, FL
1992           Women's Resource Center, Sarasota, FL
1993           Zora Neale Hurston Museum, Eatonville, FL
1994           Fine Arts Gallery Central Library, Tampa, FL
1995           Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Sanibel, FL
1995           Sarasota Art Center 20 year Retrospective
1995           Unity Gallery, Sarasota, FL
1997           HIllsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
1998           Palm Harbour, Sarasota, FL
2001           Unity Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2001           Polk Community College; Tampa Cloth Paintings
2002           Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
2003           North port Library, Northport, FL
2004           Manatee Community College South, Venice, FL
2005           Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
2005           Deland Museum of Art; 10 year retrospective, Deland, FL
2006           Jacaranda Library, Northport, FL
2007           Ringling School of Art & Design Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2011            State College of Florida Manatee County
2013           Museum of African American Art Houston, TX
2015           Plymouth Harbour, Longboat Key, FL

Group Shows and Exhibitions 1970 to 2007
Too numerous to list, including invitational exhibitions in
San Antonio,TX
Shimoneski, Japan
NYC and throughout the state of Florida.