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 Current Featured Artists:
(Showing from March 2 – April 5, 2015)
Linda Lee Foster
“As I become more aware of my impact on our global home, windows are opening to help me more clearly see where I’ve been and where I want to go. This is giving me the strength to create artwork from my experiences and my journey.
I am drawn to the outdoors and nature. While sailing, ski instructing and gardening in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, I have nurtured a close relationship with art. Taking photographs and plein-air painting on my sailboat, atop local mountains and in my backyard have helped me discover what Mother Nature truly means to me. I feel whole when I spend part of the day outdoors. This is my love.
My latest adventure has been the start of a new life in Florida, with new landscapes and different flora and fauna. I have also rediscovered my love for golf and tennis and play both on a regular basis. I expect each of these changes in my life to have influence on my work.
One of my new series, “Threads of History”, is history viewed through my grandmother’s and mother’s generations. As I become more aware of my family history, I realize how much it is part of my life. My own life is opening windows to help me see and create work from these experiences.
A number of my original paintings have received awards from international and national art exhibitions, and I have been a featured artist at numerous web sites and one-woman shows, art galleries and museums throughout the United States. My paintings are included in private, corporate and public collections, and in a recently published book, “Images of America, Snoqualmie Pass”, Washington.
The Northwest Watercolor Society, Women Painters of Washington, Women Artists of the West, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and Women Contemporary Artists have recognized my body of work and included me as a signature member.”
Born in Long island, New York, Brandon Scott currently resides in Bradenton, Florida. A self-taught artist, he coined the term “Uninhibited Expression” as a trademark for his emotional portrait art. He defines this style as a revival of contemporary art–a new era with a new interpretation of today’s human condition.
1st place 2014 “Anna Maria Iron Artist.”
He has many licensed images and his artwork is sold by the Art for Good Foundation curated by philanthropist Wendie Busig-kohn,
Brandon is an art scene Blogger/writer for one of the largest online arts promoters 1.2 million strong www.facebook.com/artsartistsartwork
Brandon is the co host of The Jtap arts radio show on a NBC AM station which is syndicated in Tampa, Miami and Zephyrhills Florida (1340 am)
In 2014 he was asked to display in the Leonardo DaVinci exhibit and the Divine Michelangelo & DaVinci: Side by Side exhibit which is on loan from Florence Italy.
Show list available upon request.
‘Floral Arrangements’ Collage Series
The theme of flowers in vases is not an original idea. What sets these images apart is the whimsical mixture of patterns and the importance of the collaged ‘frame’ as part of the composition. This series is a delightful departure from many of my other works which originate from a place of introspection. I call this series my happy and relaxing vacation! My influences for this series are Mattisse’s Moroccan works, Persian miniatures and the broken ceramic mosaics of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.