Alliance Exhibition 2019/2020 Season

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is pleased to share the schedule for the 2019/2020 Alliance Member Exhibits. These exhibits showcase the incredibly talented visual artists we have in the community.

Alliance Member Exhibits
Center for Arts and Humanities
1226 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

Exhibit One

Abstract Expressionist by Daniel Houston
Seashell Mosaics and More by Ken Knowlton
Opening Reception, Wednesday, September 25, 2019
On Display: September 16, 2019 – October 31, 2019


Daniel Houston
Dan is a contemporary abstract artist who incorporates color, shape, light and music, preferably jazz, into his thoughts and vision before beginning an image.

Ken Knowlton
Ken’s artwork consists mostly of computer-assisted mosaic portraits — works deliberately made to be seen differently from various distances: from afar most of them are portraits, but at close range each is a vast array of actual seashells, dominoes, pottery shards, puzzle pieces, or other small objects.

Exhibit Two

Arts Advocates Exhibit
Opening Reception, Thursday, November 14, 2019
On Display: November 4, 2019 – December 13, 2019


Arts Advocates (formally Fine Arts Society of Sarasota)

Exhibit Three

Faces and Places by Caryn Koffman
A-Muse-ing Women by Donna Papenhausen
Opening Reception, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
On Display: January 6, 2020 – January 30, 2020  


Caryn Koffman
Through the art of photography, Caryn attempts to shed light on our complex world by presenting a simplified and restricted view of a subject.

Donna Papenhausen
Donna’s  artwork is in the style of imaginal realism. She explores her inner landscape via the representation of her creative spark, or Muse.

Exhibit Four

Light & Color by Jaquelyn Dix
Across the Board by Jane Harris
Transformation by Anita Wexler
Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
On Display: February 4, 2020 – February 27, 2020  


Jacquelyn Dix
Dr. Dix is an impressionist who uses light and color in her work.

Jane Harris
With a keen curiosity in color study Jane finds new levels of possibility in Painting and Printmaking.

Anita Wexler
Figures echo throughout Anita’s work to show emotions, distortions and transformations from memories, dreams and nightmares.

Exhibit Five

Women by Sylviane De Roquebrune
ART by GABRIELLE by Lee Gabrielle
A Search for Belonging by Vig Mayol
Opening Reception, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
On Display: March 4, 2020 – April 2, 2020  


Sylviane De Roquebrune
As a multimedia artist, Sylviane has been drawn to a wide range of art practices. Not entirely satisfied with any one explicitly, she enjoys the exploration of each separately and the interdisciplinary approach of cross-referencing, fusing, and the reinterpreting the established genres to find her own voice.

Lee Gabrielle
While photography and the human eye capture emotional and physical reality, Lee believes idealizations are the ultimate purpose of art, therefore, her paintings perfect and purify that reality.

Vig Mayol
Vig paint feminine figures which are a reflection of herself. They allow her to express her life and emotions. In them, she finds the human expression is represented in its most involuntary expressions and gestures.

Exhibit Six

Equine Meadows by Carol Buck
Favorite Places by Cosette Kosiba
Exhibit by Marjorie Sayer
Opening Reception, Wednesday, April 15, 2020
On Display: April 6, 2020 – May 15, 2020  


Carol Buck
Carol’s oil paintings are created on canvas or wood panel. Often metal leaf serves as a base color. Iconic and metaphorical subjects tend to be horses and flowers.

Cosette Kosiba
Cosette creates landscapes in an impressionist style, working primarily in soft pastel. Corner gardens, city parks, lakes, open prairies, old growth forests, desert canyons, wandering streams, deep oceans … all of these sacred spaces feed her soul, make her heart sing and inspire her art.

Marjorie Sayer
Marjorie’s goal is to explore ways to experiment with the figure and landscape in different spatial relationships. She wants the figure to exist and be recognizable but gradually become more abstract by bold strokes of color and gesture.