Harmony Gallery

The Harmony Gallery features local artists who are invited to showcase their work in exhibitions throughout the Orchestra's season. These juried exhibitions feature artists with mediums ranging from painting to photography.

Explore the collaboration between the visual and performing arts at the Harmony Gallery. 25% of all proceeds from the sale of the artwork benefit the Sarasota Orchestra.

The Gallery is free and open to the public during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during concerts that take place at Holley Hall.

2016-2017 Artists

Skottla

Skottla

Reception:  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 6, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Jeffrey Paul Gunthart

Jeffrey Paul Gunthart

Reception: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 31, 2016 - December 21, 2016
Exhibition Titled: Savage Slender
Medium: Photography


Jeffrey Paul Gunthart’s creative ideas and keen eye for detail and technical expertise help his art come to life. Savage Splender explores elegant pieces of Florida’s found flora and fauna from the beaches to state parks like Myakka. Gunthart’s deep intuition and aesthetic sense coupled with his commercial background enable him to create these sophisticated, poised images. Every natural object is studied like a portrait, inviting the viewer to treasure the details that are often overlooked by the naked eye and to celebrate the wonder of natural beauty all around us.

Patricia Rockwood

Patricia Rockwood

Reception: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2017 - January 27, 2017
Exhibition Titled: Flowers in Freefall
Medium: Mixed water media


Patricia Rockwood’s artwork echoes organic forms. She begins with a botanical drawing, either representational or deconstructed - but believes that the powerful appeal of flowers can't be expressed in contained shapes. Rockwood’s paintings explode "outsides the lines" in bursts of sweeping color that attempt to express the mystery that tugs heartstrings of patrons when considered their infinite beauty.

Dion Kurczek

Dion Kurczek

Reception: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Exhibition Titled: Fifty Shades of Color by Gray!
Medium: Acrylic, ink and resin


Dion’s work is produced by carefully blending a variety of colored inks, then using gravity, water misting, and air pressure to manipulate the fluids, and form intricate and dramatic compositions.  The paintings are crafted on smooth panels, and are finished with a crystal clear coat of glass-like resin. Kurczek is the first place winner of Art Center Sarasota’s “Visually Speaking” award.

Madelaine Gray

Madelaine Gray

Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 30, 2017 - February 24, 2017
Exhibition Titled: Fifty Shades of Color by Gray!
Medium: Color photographs, photographs printed on canvas and hand-painted with acrylic


Madelaine Gray uses photographs from Paris, Provence, Nice, Tuscany and Umbria. She often calls her art work, “weathered beauty” or Wabi Sabi art because she cherishes the scenes that reflect imperfection in shape, pattern, texture, color, design and light.  Gray finds inspiration and beauty in the “Old World of Europe” and celebrates the imperfections of architecture and crevices in medieval streets of ancient stones.   This is all underneath a medley of colors that are a magnet for her artwork.

Marge Bennett

Marge Bennett

Reception: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 3, 2017 - May 26, 2017
Exhibition Titled: A Walk in the Woods
Medium: Watercolor and Acrylic


Marge Bennett uses watercolor and acrylic paints on paper or canvas to create works that will lead viewers to see themselves and their world in a positive and happy light. The paintings are strong in design and vivid in color and reflect Bennett’s vision and experience. In the past Bennett has created series that reflected her early training in science and math and others that come from her life-long love of and interest in nature and organic forms. On occasion these two have come together. The works in this showing are part of that early love, memories of many a happy “Walk in the Woods.”

2017-2018 Call for Art

The Sarasota Orchestra invites artists to submit applications to exhibit their work during their 2017-2018 season in the Orchestra’s Harmony Gallery, located in the atrium of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Harmony Gallery exhibitions is June 23, 2017. Juried decisions will be announced by July 21, 2017.

 Download Application

2017-2018 Call For Art

The Sarasota Orchestra invites artists to submit applications to exhibit their work during their 2017-2018 season in the Orchestra’s Harmony Gallery, located in the atrium of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Harmony Gallery exhibitions is June 23, 2017. Juried decisions will be announced by July 21, 2017.

 Download Application

The application process is open to all Sarasota, Manatee, or Charlotte county artists and 2D works in any media, excluding installation, video, performance or audio. Exhibited in public forum with large numbers of children – subject matter deemed inappropriate for youth may be rejected at the sole discretion of the Sarasota Orchestra Art Committee. The Committee has final approval of work presented for hanging.  Interested artists should submit a completed application, along with 10 – 15 samples of their most recent work either digitally, printed samples, or a link to an online portfolio site.

Applications are available online or in person at the Sarasota Orchestra front desk.

Submit applications to Sherrie McKinley at SMckinley@SarasotaOrchestra.org or by mail to Harmony Gallery at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34236.

Please, no phone calls.

The Orchestra will host artist receptions for each exhibition in the atrium of the Symphony Center, and 25% of the proceeds from the sale of Harmony Gallery artwork will be donated to the Orchestra. The gallery is free and open to the public during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during concerts that take place at Holley Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.

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