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Katharine Butler Gallery
1943 Morrill Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Tues-Sat 11-4 pm/

Friday 11-7:30 pm.

Artist receptions and

Third Friday Towles Court Artwalks

are 3rd Friday of each month from 6-10 pm.

 

 

 

2009-2010

Featured Exhibitions and Events Schedule



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 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Wed June 16th – Sat July 10th, 2010

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, June 18th, 2010 6-10 pm

Juror:

Adam Justice

Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL.

Accepted Artists

Brent Adrian-Snarge 2 and Snarge 4

Tony Armendariz-Flying Their Red, White, & Blue

Matthew Barton-Werewolf II

Dan Bethune-Mothered Pearl

Sue Canizares-Rendez-vous

Amanda Carroll-Untitled (Balloons) and Man I

Kyle Chaput-Oso Bay Site 46, Oso Bay Site 47, and Oso Bay Site 50

Carl Clark-Copse

Dianna Donfrancisco-The Approach

Brandy Eiger-Nightscape, Miami

Gayle Fitzpatrick-Reaching Shore VII

Ernie L. Fournet-The Team Commander

Judy Gardener-Rubadub and Parakeet Luggage

Mack Gingles-After Schiele

Sharmon Goff-White Bag, San Francisco

Tonya Hedgeman-Rhythm and Africa

Hall Jameson-Trash Talk

Raul Jimenez-Siesta Dreams: Alive

Andrew Kosorok-99 Most Beautiful Names 6

and 99 Most Beautiful Names 25

Angela Leed-Salvage

Marc Leone-The Colossus, Anvil Falls, and The Zenith

Mo Mo Lin-Mirror of Mind/Lantern Festival

and Mirror of Mind/Light of Life

Ellen Mason-Untitled #3

Clay McLaurin-Tattered and Mantilla

Jenny Medved-What Ya Have? and Katja

Esmeralda Ruiz-Invisible and Early Winter Harvest

Nadine Saitlin-Jazzed Up

Richard Sassone-Pterodactyl

Arthur Sekula-Exit Suit

Jim Shirey-Two of Us

Vlasta Smola-Victoria Crown and Red Dress

Forrest Solis-Jumping Jack

Joan Sonnenberg- Global Warming

TT Tung-Uncovering

Angela Young-Untitled

PAST 2009 - 2010

EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES, & DEMONSTRATIONS

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2009-2010 Gallery Artist Group Show

Wed Oct. 14th – Sat. Nov. 14th 2009   

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, October 16th, 2009 6-10 pm

            Katharine Butler Gallery kicks off the 2009-2010 season full of amazing exhibitions, lectures, and demonstrations with a group show of this season's gallery artists.   We are proud to announce the addition of new gallery artists Jason Bourgholtzer of St. Petersburg, FL (Glass), John Busby of Trinity, FL (Photography), Gerlinde Hafner of Rotonda West, FL (Acrylic), Martha Kelly of Memphis, TN (Oil), Donald Murphy of Bradenton, FL (Oil), and Carolyn Ritter of Bradenton, FL (Acrylic).  We are excited to have returning as our veteran gallery artists Charlie Barmonde (Pottery), Howard Cowdrick (Mixed Media), Ruth Dwyer (Oil), Sonja Fraser (Jewelry), Ruth Höök Colby (Pastel), Joan Lyon (Mixed Media), Ronn Mattia (Galvanized Steel & Glass Sculpture), Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson (Collage), L. Susan Stark (Dupioni & Organza Silk/Fabric), David Zapata (Photography), and of course Katharine Butler (Etching, Mixed Media and Acrylic).  This exhibition will display artwork from all of the artists represented by the Katharine Butler Gallery this season.

 

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John Busby Photography Lecture

Thursday October 29th, 2009 6-8 pm

              This lecture by photographer and gallery artist John Busby is the first in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season.  Landscape/Outdoor photographers have many scenic opportunities for taking outstanding photographs. Typically, critical components a photographer must consider when creating a landscape photograph include, but are not limited to, lighting, location, and composition.              

               Over recent years many tools and techniques have become available to allow landscape digital photographers to continue stretching capabilities to enhance their landscape photographs. Two concepts will be the focus of John Busby’s lecture - taking panoramic landscape photographs and creating High Dynamic Range photos.  The discussion on taking panoramic photographs will focus on the appropriate technique to take a series of photographs that can be used to create a panoramic.  The second topic will focus on a new technique, High Dynamic Range (HDR).  In this discussion, we will see what HDR is all about and learn how to capture images to create a High Dynamic Range photograph.   The lecture is free and open to the public.  A reception for the artist will follow the lecture.

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

 Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson Collage Demonstration

Saturday, December 5th, 2009 2-4 pm

              This demonstration is by  gallery artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson and is the second in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season.    Elizabeth St Hilaire Nelson will discuss and demonstrate her unique figurative collage technique.  She will also discuss techniques for creating  hand-painted collage papers utilizing fluid acrylics on art papers and Japanese Washi/Unyuri (rice) papers.  Samples of her hand-painted papers will be available.  In addition, she will discuss drawing, composition, proportion, value, color, and collage application. Emphasis will be on creating a painterly image using torn papers.  St. Hilaire Nelson will show work in progress, a finished piece, and demonstrate the process with paper and glue on a pre-sketched panel. The demonstration is free and open to the public; however reservations are required.  A reception for the artist will follow the demonstration.

Charlie Barmonde, Martha Kelly,

and Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

Wed Nov. 18th – Sat. Dec. 12th, 2009   

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, November 20th, 2009 6-10 pm

**Bring in 5 or more non perishable food items and receive 10% off your purchase.** All food to be donated to All Faiths Food Bank.

               This exhibition features pottery artist Charlie Barmonde, oil artist Martha Kelly, and collage artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson.  From conception to final firing, each ceramic form of Charlie Barmonde's, is entirely handcrafted to construct forms that reflect nature as the basis for his artwork.  Spending years doing purely on-site work has taught Martha Kelly much about how a tree looks, how the light changes through the day, how different skies belong to different seasons.  Going regularly back into the world keeps Kelly’s memory clear and challenges her in ways that combat complacency.  Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson’s technique has evolved and changed as a result of experimentation with hand-painted, hand-made, and found papers, maps, magazines, and memorabilia.  St. Hilaire Nelson draws inspiration from potential collage materials that she comes across in her day-to-day: fortune cookies, tea-bag tags and the kids’ homework included! 

 

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

Sonja Fraser

Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show and Demonstration

Saturday December 19th, 2009 11-4 pm 

(Receive a pair of matching earrings for free

when you purchase any necklace)

            This holiday trunk show and demonstration is by gallery artist Sonja Fraser and is the third in the series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season. Sonja Fraser’s inspiration from travel and the beauty of nature are incorporated in every piece of this holiday collection. She draws from her wonderful summer in New England and the rustic perfection of the White Mountains, the Maine Waterfront, and the magnificence of New York. This collection of jewelry is brilliant and bold with an abundant use of quartz and pearls for their light reflective qualities.  She explores asymmetrical and monochromatic color schemes while incorporating smooth metallic finishes.  Come and experience Fraser’s passion and technique for jewelry as she demonstrates. Make this trunk show and the Katharine Butler Gallery a resource for your holiday shopping.

Gallery Artist Invitational

Wed Dec. 16th – Sat Jan. 9th, 2010

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, December 18th, 2009 6-10 pm

**Bring in 5 or more non perishable food items and receive 10% off your purchase.** All food to be donated to All Faiths Food Bank.

            This month-long exhibition showcases the talents of our gallery artists’ friends. Each gallery artist was given the opportunity to invite 3 of their friends to participate in a group show at the Katharine Butler Gallery. The invited artists were able to submit 2 original works in any medium. We received 25 submissions from artists residing not only in Sarasota but around the nation as well. The Katharine Butler Gallery is honored to show the work of all 25 artists. Among the artists are Popo Flanigan, an acrylic artist who was named Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission Artist of the month; Holly Manneck, a mixed media painter who has received many awards for her artwork throughout the state of Florida; Meg Pierce, a mixed media artist whose artwork is in the permanent collection at the NYC Fire Museum 9/11 Memorial; photographer Allan Baillie whose work has been showcased many times at The San Bernadino Museum in San Bernadino, CA; Etcher Takamune Ishiguro, who has been featured at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY; Judy Lyons Schneider, an award winning mixed media artist; and Joyce Keen Novak, a digital painter, who has been acclaimed in the Chicago Art Review.

GALLERY ARTIST INVITATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

Allan Baillie

Photographer

Brooklyn, NY

Invited by

Katharine Cosenza Butler

Alice De Caprio

Photographer

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Ruth Höök Colby

Popo Flanigan

Acrylic

Naples, FL

Invited by

Ruth Dwyer

Madelaine Ginsberg

Acrylic

Bradenton, FL

Invited by

 Ruth Höök Colby

Linda Robinson Gordon

Mixed Media

Winnetka, IL

Invited by

 Joan Lyon

Julie Hanson

Oil

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Ruth Höök Colby

Karen Hitt

Acrylic

Venice, FL

Invited by

L. Susan Stark

Takamune Ishiguro

Etcher

Corona, NY

Invited by

 Katharine Cosenza Butler

Raul G. Jimenez

Photographer

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

 Chris Falk

Pippi Johnson

Mixed Media

Naples, FL

Invited by

Ruth Dwyer

Bob Kahn

Mixed Media

Los Altos Hills, CA

Invited by

 Katharine Cosenza Butler

Judy Lyons Schneider

Collage

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Joan Lyon

Holly Manneck

Mixed Media

Naples, FL

Invited by

Ruth Dwyer

Patricia L. Mumper

Oil/Mixed Media

North Port, FL

Invited by

Gerlinde Hafner

Joyce Keen Novak

Digital Painter

Nokomis, FL

Invited by

Joan Lyon

Meg Pierce

Mixed Media

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Joan Lyon

Joshua Poll

Glass

St. Petersburg, FL

Invited by

 Jason Bourgholtzer

Patricia Rockwood

Glass

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

Diane Schmidt

Watercolor

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Ruth Höök Colby

Cynthia Slack

Digital

Bonita Springs, FL

Invited by

Ruth Dwyer

Elisabeth Stevens

Etcher

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Katharine Cosenza Butler

Alvin Truttling

Mixed Media

Punta Gorda, FL

Invited by

Gerlinde Hafner

David S. Walker

Glass

St. Petersburg, FL

Invited by

Jason Bourgholtzer

Jeffrey Weisman

Photographer

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Chris Falk

Joni Younkins-Herzog

Sculptor

Sarasota, FL

Invited by

Chris Falk

 

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 Carolyn Ritter Acrylic Lecture

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 6-8 pm 

(Please RSVP for the lecture as we have a limited amount of space)

             This lecture is by gallery artist and acrylic painter Carolyn Ritter and is the fourth in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout the 2009 – 2010 season. Carolyn Ritter will discuss her transformation in the approach of painting where she began to concern herself with the process rather than the outcome, and where she could begin to watch the painting unfold. Ritter will let us in on her discovery of painting where playing is more important than planning, reaction more important than action, and emotion more important than intellect. Join the Katharine Butler Gallery and Carolyn Ritter for this lecture, share her journey- her notes from a lifetime of painting and the miles and miles of canvas it took to find herself, and to develop her own style.  The lecture is free and open to the public; however reservations are required A reception for the artist will follow the lecture.

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

 David Zapata Photography Lecture

“Developing a Photographer’s Vision”

Thursday February 4th, 2010 6-8 pm 

(Please RSVP for the lecture as we have a limited amount of space)

This presentation will explore several questions,

from David Zapata’s own point of view as a photographer, using

examples from his body of work:

1. “As a photographer, what do I see, and when do I see it?”

When does vision happen? The worth of an image, and its possible uses, are not always immediately apparent on first viewing.

2. “What constitutes a style, and does my work have to be confined to one style to be uniquely mine?”

Who am I as an artist?  Where have I been, and where am I going?  It is a great temptation to emulate the masters, thinking that their work is the pinnacle of my art form.  But real art, and real joy, come from allowing you to be yourself.

3. “As a photographer, do I need to confine my work within previous definitions of my art form?”

If photography has traditionally been separate from the other arts, how does it also overlap with them – especially now in the age of digital imaging.

The lecture is free and open to the public; however reservations are required

A reception for the artist will follow the lecture.

Ruth Dwyer

Wed Jan. 13th – Sat. Feb. 13th, 2010     

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, January 15th, 2010 6-10 pm

             This exhibition features new work by veteran gallery artist and oil painter Ruth Dwyer.  Dwyer utilizes intense, saturated color to represent the abstracted and modern landscapes with a concentration on the corners of the planet that are remote and mesmerizing. Dwyer paints from her travels to exotic places, for instance, the haunting open spaces of Nunavut and the Arctic.  Dwyer’s use of oil color seems to breathe and have a complexity and clarity that no other medium can achieve.

 

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

Sonja Fraser

Valentine Jewelry Trunk Show and Demonstration

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 11-4 pm 

(Receive a pair of matching earrings for free

when you purchase any necklace)

 

              This trunk show and demonstration is by gallery artist Sonja Fraser and is the sixth in the series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season. Sonja Fraser’s inspiration from travel and the beauty of nature are incorporated in every piece of this collection and would make perfect gifts this Valentines Day. She draws from her wonderful summer in New England and the rustic perfection of the White Mountains, the Maine Waterfront, and the magnificence of New York. This collection of jewelry is brilliant and bold with an abundant use of quartz and pearls for their light reflective qualities.  She explores asymmetrical and monochromatic color schemes while incorporating smooth metallic finishes.  Come and experience Fraser’s passion and technique for jewelry as she demonstrates. Make this trunk show and the Katharine Butler Gallery a resource for you and your loved one this Valentines Day.

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist) 

 Katharine Cosenza Butler Lecture

"The Informed Print Collector"

Thursday February 25th, 2010 6-8 pm

(Please RSVP for the lecture as we have a limited amount of space)

             This lecture is by gallery owner and artist Katharine Cosenza Butler and is the seventh in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout the 2009 – 2010 season. The topic for Katharine’s lecture is The Informed Print Collector.  Ms. Butler will discuss all types of fine art prints and what collectors can look for and expect when buying prints - also what they can avoid.  

              Katharine will begin the lecture by describing the different types of fine art prints and giving a brief definition of each.  The methods of the various printmaking techniques will also be described, along with examples.  She will open to questions along the way so that people can get a really good understanding of what goes into making a print.  The more someone understands, the better choices he or she can make in collecting, and more importantly, they will have an immense feeling of satisfaction in being able to understand what they are seeing in museum exhibitions and art shows.

               Butler will then go into the print market as it is today and what buyers need to be aware of, as there are several things that are called "prints" in the modern market that have nothing to do with fine-art printing.  Finally, if time allows and there is interest, Ms. Butler will gladly answer questions about the gallery, its beginnings and the gallery business as she knows it.

The lecture is free and open to the public; however reservations are requiredA reception for the artist will follow the lecture.

Katharine Cosenza Butler

Wed Feb. 17th – Sat. Mar. 13th, 2010   

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, February 19th, 2010 6-10 pm

           

              This exhibition features works by painter, printmaker, and gallery owner Katharine Butler. In this body of work Butler shares with the viewer her inspiration from the sea and various coastlines. Butler’s love and concerns for our world, its stunning beauty, the soberness of perhaps losing it, and the hope that our wisdom and creativity will prevail bring her to create this work with passion. She then leaves it up to the viewer to experience the meaning of the work on his or her own terms.

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

 Joan Lyon Lecture

Thursday April 1st, 2010 6-8 pm 

(Please RSVP for the lecture as we have a limited amount of space)

              This lecture is by gallery artist Joan Lyon and is the ninth in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season.  Joan Lyon, a mixed media artist, utilizes printmaking techniques in her various processes. Lyon will be giving a slide presentation of her many and varied bodies of work and how the places she lived and visited affected her style of work and processes utilized.  Joan will describe the different materials and techniques she has used and will give a mini demonstration of her mixed media monotype process. The lecture is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required due to the limited amount of space.

Interior Designer Invitational  

Wed Mar 17 - Sat. April 10, 2010

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, March 19th, 2010 6-10 pm

           The Katharine Butler Gallery proudly presents its 1st Annual Interior Designer Invitational featuring local interior designers and gallery artists. Each participating interior designer will be displaying a photo of what they consider to be their best design project.  Along with the design photo, each participating designer has chosen a piece of artwork from the gallery that would best compliment their design.  Come join the Katharine Butler Gallery, an industry partner of the American Society of Interior Designers, for this spectacular designer showcase!

(Click on picture to learn more about the artist)

 Howard Cowdrick Lecture and Demonstration

Thursday April 22nd, 2010 6-8 pm  

(Please RSVP for the lecture as we have a limited amount of space)

           This lecture is by gallery artist Howard Cowdrick and is the last in a series of 10 lectures and demonstrations for the 2009-2010 season. Howard incorporates multimedia and symbolism of world cultures as a spiritual practice in his work. Cowdrick will discuss symbolism of contemporary and ancient cultures and the role they play in his current works. Howard will bring the viewer’s attention to the fine art application and suitability of materials, along with the archival qualities of his work. The lecture is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required due to the limited amount of space.  

Howard Cowdrick and Susan Stark

         Wed Apr. 14th – Sat May 8th 2010        

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, April 16th, 2010 6-10 pm

           This exhibition features works by two veteran gallery artists, mixed media artist Howard Cowdrick and fiber artist L. Susan Stark. Howard Cowdrick is inspired by spiritual symbolism and world cultures and incorporates his visions into his mixed media paintings. Howard works with the building blocks of visual imagery, circles, squares, and triangles to create an atmosphere of vast space within the canvas. L. Susan Stark uses dupioni silk and silk organza in her fiber works to create flowing landscapes.  These fabrics are cut, mixed for color depth, and sewn onto a backing.  The material and process parallels her longtime fascination with fabrics and her inspiration from nature. Come join Howard Cowdrick, L. Susan Stark, and the Katharine Butler Gallery for this vibrantly colorful and richly inspirational exhibition.

Jason Bourgholtzer

Donald Murphy & Sharyn Wolf

Wed May 12th – Sat June 12th, 2010

Artist Reception and Towles Court Artwalk

Friday, May 21st, 2010 6-10 pm

including a Glass Demonstration by

Jason Bourgholtzer (See below)

           This exhibition features work by three gallery artists; glass artist Jason Bourgholtzer, oil painter Donald Murphy, and jewelry designer Sharyn Wolf. “Depression Era Glass" is the glass movement that inspires Bourgholtzer’s new work. Individually produced by hand, each piece he creates has its own unique quality and personality. Murphy works with exaggerated colors and textures to create paintings of reflective surfaces with bold shadows and light. His unique cityscape paintings of local Sarasota and Tampa areas highlight and memorialize some cherished local venues with humor and delight. Wolf brings her childhood love of rock and bone when crafting her jewelry into a wearable art form. Her jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Self Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and is a mainstay of Barney’s in New York. Come enjoy the wide range of talent at the Katharine Butler Gallery and experience a live glass blowing demonstration by Jason Bourgholtzer during the Art Walk!

  

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 Jason Bourgholtzer Demonstration

Friday, May 21st, 2010 6-9 pm

            This demonstration is by gallery artist Jason Bourgholtzer and is the eighth in a series of lectures and demonstrations scheduled throughout our 2009 – 2010 season.  Jason will discuss and demonstrate the basic applications of lampworking, an ancient art form used by the Egyptians.  Bourgholzter will use modern tools to create a small candle holder, a galaxy pendant, and a sea life sculpture.  Each demo will contain techniques used specifically for creating each individual piece.  A basic knowledge of the science and tools that go into the art of lamp work will be discussed and any questions are welcome throughout the demonstration. The demonstration is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required due to the limited amount of space. Come join the Katharine Butler Gallery and experience the art of glass blowing!

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