Art Gallery Mission
The Players Gallery mission is to be an inclusive Showcase Venue for Sarasota’s visual arts community, following the guidelines and community mission of The Players Theatre. Local Artist and Art Teacher Judy Nadler is the Gallery Coordinator. The goal is to actively engage local artisans of all calibers and mediums to keep the Gallery accessible to the entire visual arts community.
Our Gallery Curator:
Judy has served as the Players Gallery Curator since its inception in 2008. Her career began with working in advertising agencies in both Washington, D.C., and Reston, Virginia; specializing in corporate logo design and serving as lead graphic designer for Wolf Trap National Performing Arts Center. After moving to Sarasota she began again working for an ad gency and was awarded an Addy Award for Excellence in Advertising.
In 2004, she switched focus to creating fine art in her Orchid Street studio and teaching ongoing mixed-media classes at Art Center Sarasota. You can learn more about Judy by logging onto her website at www.nadlerstudio.com.
Our Featured Artists:
Color is and always has been a major propelling force in my life. It profoundly influences my choices in wearing apparel, the décor and furnishings in our home and, to an extent, even what I eat. Indeed, most of my dreams are in vivid colors and shades.
For me the ultimate expression of that force is in painting and related art efforts and techniques. In painting I find myself exploring, experimenting, reveling, fighting, anguishing and ultimately delighting and communicating in color.
I think I will always be looking for new ways to express my feelings about life through making color work. And in this connection I will doubtless not be able to put my mind fully at rest because there may be another way to make such an expression.
I always knew I wanted to be a Painter, but life got in the way…
Thirty Five years ago I began to study and paint seriously. After experimenting with various mediums, I fell in love with the challenge of Watercolor. Today, painting realism in an impressionistic way drives me to capture my subjects on location. My love for the outdoors inspired me to become a plein air painter. The beauty of nature continually provides me with an array of subject matter.
A mixed-media artist, Fernando Madridejos was born in the Philippines where he earned his B. A. in Fine Arts. He moved to New York City to further his studies and pursue a career in the field of Advertising in the creative department. He moved to Sarasota and is currently teaching at Art Center Sarasota. He had won many awards at juried shows.