Morean Arts Center Current Exhibitions

This is Me: Self Portraits of Morean Members

July 13 – September 19, 2019  (opening reception July 13, 5 to 9pm)

The Morean Arts Center continues to dedicate this season as a time to appreciate our artist members and celebrate their talent.

The 2019 members exhibition, with a more personal theme than in previous years, includes nearly 200 works of art expressing “who” our artist members are. Whether a literal interpretation of a self-portrait, or a more conceptual idea; whether a painting, a sculpture, or a photograph, we get a glimpse into the lives and personalities of these artists through their intriguing work. Pictured: Neverne Covington

Jackie Lanier: Shades of Grey

July 13 – August 4, 2019  (opening reception July 13, 5 to 9pm)

Continuing a new tradition at the Morean, we present last year’s Margaret Murphy Steward Best of Show winner, Jackie Lanier. In addition to a cash prize, the winning artist receives a solo show in our gallery to coincide with the following year’s members show. Jackie is the seventh artist to receive this opportunity, and we are pleased to showcase her latest ceramic vessels during this time. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

“As a clay artist, I work to convey beauty and innovation through this complex medium. I strive to make the pieces come alive with the flowing patterns and the smoked effects and flashes that are impossible to duplicate.”

Paint by Numbers Pop Up Show

July 13 – August 30, 2019  (opening reception July 13, 5 to 9pm)

In memory of Dan Robbins, inventor of Paint by Numbers who passed away earlier this year, the Morean is hosting a fun exhibition of local artists who took the challenge to think “inside the box” and create a work of art based on a paint-by-numbers kit. Come see artists who have never exhibited in a gallery before, as well as some surprising seasoned artists who embellished a store-bought kit. 

Richard Seidel at the Hermitage


June 21 – October 20, 2019  

The Morean and Hermitage Apartment Homes are partnering to bring recognition to our local artists by way of exhibition space. The first floor lobby of the  Hermitage, located two blocks from the Morean, is a beautiful, airy, contemporary space–perfect for showcasing artwork. See Richard Seidel’s vibrant, expressive paintings at the Hermitage Apartment Homes lobby, located at 151 7th Street S in St. Petersburg.

Richard’s lively figurative and abstract paintings are inspired by the bright and beautiful colors of St. Petersburg’s downtown and beaches, coastal vacations, and his numerous artist residencies abroad.