Florida Artists Group
 

 

2019 Florida Artists Group 69th Annual Symposium & Exhibition
Ringling College of Art & Design
Website         Google Map for Gallery
2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, Fl., 34236
May 28 – June 21, 2019
Download pdf of important dates


Symposium Dates                                                       May 31 – June 2
Exhibition Dates                                                         May 31 – June 21
      Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center
      In the Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis Smith Galleries

 

Hotel Check-in
      Home 2 Suites by Hilton     OR                            May 31   from 3:00
      Hilton Garden Inn                           
      Welcome Desk Registration at Home 2               from 3:00 – 4:30
Opening Reception                                                     May 31   from 5:00 – 7:00
      Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center
      In the Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis Smith Galleries

 

Annual Members Meeting and                                   June   1   from 10:00 – 4:00
      Curator & Judge’s Presentations
      Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center Auditorium

 

Awards Banquet                                                          June   1    from 6:00 – 9:00
      Held at the Miguel’s Restaurant
      6631 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL

 

Hotel reservations by                                                  May 3
      Home 2 Suites by Hilton     OR
      Hilton Garden Inn

 

Symposium Entry Fee                                                Received by April 26
      and Award Dinner selection
Jpg image                                                                    Received by April 26

 

Shipped artworks received by                                    May 22 - 24
      ** See special instructions
Hand delivered artworks to Ringling                          May 28   from 10:00 – 2:00
Pickup Artworks from Ringling                                 June 21   from 10:00 – 2:00
Return Shipped Artworks                                           June 22 – 24




2019 FLAG Symposium Prospectus  – The Beauty of Small

Download pdf here

Symposium Artwork $35 Entry Fee                                 Received by April 26
and/or Award Dinner Selection $35 Fee

Jpg image                                                                          Received by April 26

Shipped artworks received by:                                         May 22 - 24
            ** See special instructions
Hand delivered artworks to Ringling                                May 28    from 10:00 – 2:00

Exhibition held at the                                                       May 31 – June 21
            Ringling College of Art & Design
            in the Larry Thompson Academic Center
            2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL
            in the Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis Smith Galleries

Pickup Artworks from Ringling:                                      June 21  from 10:00 – 2:00
Return Shipped Artworks                                                 June 22 – 24

 


2019 FLAG Symposium Judge:  Lisa L. Cyr



The visually-compelling, imaginative works of artist Lisa L. Cyr use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to stimulate curiosity, provoke thought
and encourage further inspection. A poetic, rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr's visually tactile, mixed-media works are composed to collectively create a new reality with a more expressive
and symbolic arrangement, transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary.

In Cyr’s world of the fantastic, the viewer is shown a portal into a highly imaginative, mythical realm where supernatural beings, winged guardians
and underworld deities coalesce in magical, multilayered environments and dreamscapes. Within the artist’s personal narration, visual tales of quests to worlds unknown evoke transcendental experiences for those who are willing to enter into the pictorial drama. Through the multilayered narrative, we journey to a world beyond, where the awakened subconscious leaves the viewer spellbound and wanting more.

A graduate from The Massachusetts College of Art (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA), Cyr's artistic oeuvre has been exhibited in museums and galleries, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in magazines, books and online, including numerous features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, AcrylicWorks:
The Best in Acrylic Painting and Incite: The Best in Mixed Media. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration in New York City as well as in private collections.

Cyr writes for many of the creative industry's leading art publications and has authored seven books on art and design, including Experimental Painting and Art Revolution (North Light Books). She teaches
at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Art Students League of New York and in several of the top MFA graduate programs across the country. Cyr is an artist member of the Society of Illustrators in
New York City.


  
About Lisa Cyr
( Website)


2019 FLAG Symposium Exhibition Guidelines
Download the pdf here

1.     All members in good standing are entitled to submit work to the Annual Symposium Exhibition.   
2.      No work older than three years will be accepted. 

3.    Consistent with FLAG’s policy, no work that is POR (price on request) or NFS (not for sale)
        will be exhibited.

4.    Ringling College of Art & Design does not receive commissions.  All sales transactions are
        with the artists directly.

5.    Two-dimensional work must not exceed 26” wide and 26” high including frame. All
        two-dimensional work must be properly wired; saw tooth hardware will not be accepted. 
        Work framed and covered must be under Plexiglas.  Glass will not be accepted.

6.    Three-dimensional work must not exceed 6 feet in height.  Three-dimensional work
        requiring a pedestal should be identified in the artist’s entry. 

7.    Digital image of your artwork needs to be formatted with the longest side up to 2100 pixels
        and 300dpi.  An additional jpg image of three-dimensional artwork is acceptable.
        Label your jpg file (no spaces or dollar sign)
       as follllows:Firstname_Lastname_Area_Title_Dimensions_Medium_ Price.jpg
        (Example) Joanna_Coke_Area3_MotherNature_ 29hx36w­_MixedMedia_2795.jpg

8.    All images of art entered in the symposium exhibition must be emailed no later than April 26
       to: Patrice Burkhardt,      Pburk_art@comcast.net   

9.     Exhibition fee is $35 for 1 artwork.  Fill out the Entry/Dinner Form which needs to be received
        no later than April 26.  Make out your check to FLAG and mail the form and check to:     
            Ginger Sheridan
            804 Second Street
            Neptune Beach, FL 32266

10.    Make an ecopy of the Entry/Dinner Form (for head count at dinner) and email it to:
                        Susan von Gries,    susanvongries@comcast.net

11.    One of FLAG’s goals is to bring art awareness to the community by sharing with visitors an educational and inspirational experience.  FLAG members will be giving docent tours of this exhibit.  Therefore, we will need 2 documents when you submit your jpgs. 
Email your ARTIST STATEMENT to: Susan Turconi, SusanTurconi@gmail.com
A.    Artist Statement (50 words)  Suggested questions to be answered:
    -  What is currently exciting to you about your work?
    -  How do you approach your work?
    -  What’s the philosophical or emotional base you work off of?
    -  What stimulates ideas for you?
    -  What materials do you use and why?
B.    Biography  (1 page)
      -  Ringling will have a binder of your BIOGRAPHY on hand in the exhibit. 
                  Email this information to:  Meg Pierce,     Meg@megpierce.com


 

2019 FLAG Symposium Delivery Instructions

Label your artwork
For 2D, please attach a paper label to your hanging wire on the far right or for 3D an appropriate placement stating your: Full Name,  Area, Title of artwork, Size,  Medium &  Price

 

Hand Delivered
Those hand-delivering their artwork must do so on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm Ringling College of Art & Design
Larry R. Thompson Academic Center
2363 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, FL 34236
Receiving will be in the galleries to the left of the lobby.

 

Shipped
Ringling College of Art & Design does not accept shipped artworks directly. 
Therefore, you will be shipping your artwork to a FLAG member’s home at:
Susan von Gries
8123 Regents Court, University Park, FL 34201
Phone: 941-228-5087
Email: susanvongries@comcast.net

  • Shipped work should be sent via the artist’s preferred carrier (e.g. UPS, FedEx).
  • Shipped work must be received no later than Friday, May 24, 2019. 
  • Work delivered outside the above noted dates and designated time cannot be accepted for  exhibition.
  • All shipped artwork must include a return, prepaid shipping label for the artist’s carrier.
  • All boxes must have a 2” x 4” label on the BOTTOM LEFT corner
    with the following information: 
          Artists Name
          Title
          Name of Carrier
          FLAG 

 

Our artists represent that they own the copyright and all intellectual property rights in their work or have secured the rights to reproduce it. Each artist reserves all rights to their work. No work may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, without the written permission of the individual artist. Contact the Florida Artists Group webmaster at flagwebsite@jimswallow.com for usage rights © 2016.

 


Entry Form and Awards Dinner
please download

( You will need Adobe Acrobat to Open this link)

 

The Entry Fee to attend and submit 1 piece of artwork at the Symposium is:     $35.00
      

Awards Reception and Dinner      $35.00/person
Held at:    Miguel’s Restaurant 
     6631 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL
Dinner Fee, Member     $35.00 
Guest Fee                       $35.00 

 

Make out your check for the total amount to:   FLAG
Make a copy of this form and mail it along with your check of the total amount to our treasurer:
Ginger Sheridan
804 Second Street,
Neptune Beach, FL  32266

This is a 4-course dinner and includes:
salad, bread crudite, main course, dessert, glass of wine red/white (tax and gratuity included). 
Please circle your choice (AND your guest’s choice)

  • Petite Filet Mignon
  • Veal Piccata
  • Supreme de Poulet Marengo
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp Portobello
  • Vegetarian Dish

One last request – please email a copy of tghe form to our Awards’ Dinner Coordinator so that
she has an accurate head count for sitting arrangements at the restaurant:

            Susan von Gries         email:   susanvongries@comcast.net

Accommodations for 2019 Symposium:

2019 FLAG Symposium Hotel Accommodations

Accommodations PDF

There are 2 hotels to choose from which are next to each other and near the Sarasota- Bradenton International Airport.  

Be sure to identify yourself a Florida Artists Group attendee to get the special rate.
All rooms at either location are $99/night.
Reservations must be made no later than May 3, 2019.
       Check-in                                                                          May 31   from 3:00
       FLAG Welcome Desk Registration                                 from 3:00 – 4:30

 

Hilton Garden Inn
8270 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34243                         941-552-1100
Each room has 1 King Bed – 10 rooms available and includes:

  • Free high speed internet
  • Breakfast is a fee of $10.95 and cooked to order
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Cancelation policy 2 days prior to arrival

Booking Link

Home 2 Suites by Hilton
8260 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243                           941-500-1899
Each suite has 2 Queen beds with pull out couch – 15 rooms available and includes:

  • Free high speed internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Cancelation policy 2 days prior to arrival
Booking Link

 


2019 FLAG Symposium Itinerary

Download a pdf of itinerary here

Parking is free at the Ringling College of Art & Design on the Old Bradenton Road and
surrounding parking lots. Both are near the Larry Thompson Academic Center.

 

Friday, May, 31, 2019

3:00                             Check in at either hotel Hilton Garden Inn
                                    OR      Home 2 Suites by Hilton
3:00 – 4:30                  Welcome Desk Registration at Home 2 Suites 

5:00 – 7:00                  Opening Reception, Light Hors d'oeuvres
Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center
in the Richard & Barbara Basch & Willis Smith Galleries

 

Saturday, June 1         
                                    Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center Auditorium
10:00 – 12:00               Annual Members Meeting
12:00 – 1:00                Lunch on your own   
1:15 – 2:15                  Mark Ormond, Curator – Presentation
2:30 – 4:00                  Lisa L. Cyr, Judge – Presentation

6:00 – 9:00                  Awards Banquet
                                    Held at Miguel’s Restaurant
                                    6631 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, FL


Sunday, June 2
                                    Held at the Larry Thompson Academic Center conference room
9:00 – 12:00                Executive Board of Directors Meeting
11:00                           Check out of hotels
12:00                           FLAG 69th Symposium concludes

 


Post-Symposium Schedule
Pick-up of artwork is on Thursday, June 21, 2019  from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Shipped work will begin the return shipment process on June 22, 2019.