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 of the Month:
(Showing from September 10 – October 12)
Trigg studied art and printmaking at The Art Students League, the Parsons School of Design and the New School in New York City from 1991until 1993. Trigg has won many top awards since the early 80’s, including the Grumbacher Silver Medallion award. Her work has been exhibited nationally in New York, PA. Georgia and Florida. Her paintings are in many private and public collections including the State Capitol in Tallahassee.In the 80’s, she was selected as one of 30 FLORIDA WOMEN IN ART for a show at Edison College. In 2007 and again in 2014, a large body of Trigg’s work, as well as her home, was included in the annual Creators & Collectors Art Tour in Sarasota.In 2012, Dabbert Gallery included her work in a show for Art Center Sarasota, titled “Artists that Made Sarasota Famous.” And in 2008 her work was included in the “NFS – Collection of the Artists” show, curated by art writer and critic, Mark Ormond, also for Art Center Sarasota. “I am basically a studio painter but love to do plein air on location when I can. I will sometimes start a piece on location but rely on my sketches, along with my photographs when I get back to the studio, where I usually work on several paintings at the same time.
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Ali Lambert is a mixed media artist from Naples. She moved to Sarasota in 1975 to attend Ringling and she still loves living in the bay area. While mostly a watercolor painter, she found her true passion after taking Judy Nadler’s Collage as Art class. Ali is the Youth Program Coordinator at Art Center Sarasota and currently teaches children’s art classes.
Once called “one of the most talented classical dancers in Europe,” Francoise Mandonnaud Stotts was born in Limoges, France, and went on to live one of the most exciting lives in show business before becoming an American citizen, and moving to Sarasota. Francoise (who acquired the theatrical nickname “FRENCHIE”) toured the United States, dance on Broadway with Roland Petit Company, and went on to perform throughout Europe on stage, in television and in movies. After pursuing a second career as a photo stylist in New York, she embarked on a third career as a successful artist. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries, one woman-shows, art festivals in Massachusetts and in Sarasota, FL. Francoise also wrote a book “Frenchie the Artist,” the story of a colorful and extraordinary life fearlessly lived and yours to enjoy!