November 11 – December 29, 2017
Merry + Bright: 2017 Holiday Show and Sale
Annual member show with a buy-local retail focus for the holidays. Purchase a unique item for everyone on your holiday shopping list, including paintings, functional pottery, jewelry, glass, ornaments and arty stocking-stuffers.
One Day Tampa Bay
One Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour community photography project to document the lives and light of St Pete, Tampa, Clearwater and all the towns in between. This is an annual event to create a dynamic and reflective documentation of our cities and its neighborhoods.
A full-color book will be produced with selected images and all images will appear in an online gallery.
Proceeds will directly benefit the Morean’s photography & digital imaging program with scholarships and equipment for youth and adults.
January 13 – February 23, 2018
Bruce Marsh: Figure Drawings
Award-winning artist Bruce Marsh, known for his detailed, luminous paintings of Florida landscapes, turns his attention to the human figure for this exhibition. These ink and watercolor sketches are a way for the artist to keep his hand and eye sharp. While he strives for accuracy, he also tries to leave room for impulsiveness and the element of surprise. Marsh, a resident of Ruskin, FL, is professor emeritus at the University of South Florida, where he taught from 1969 to 2003. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; the Tampa Museum of Art, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Drawing Artists Together: Celebrating the Saturday Morning Figure Drawing Session
The Morean Arts Center has been hosting drawing sessions on Saturdays for at least 35 years, continuing a robust figure drawing tradition that goes back nearly a century in St. Petersburg. The Morean invited all artists who have participated in these sessions to submit one work of art for display. See drawings and paintings in the figurative tradition by many of your favorite local artists as we celebrate the program and its longevity. Pictured: Figure drawing session from the 1970s at the old Arts Center building, 7th Street S.
March 10 – April 27, 2018
Fresh Squeezed 2: Emerging Artists in Florida
The Morean is pleased to invite emerging artists currently residing in Florida to submit entries for possible exhibition in the second annual Fresh Squeezed: Emerging Artists in Florida. The exhibition will be held at the Morean Arts Center March 10 – April 27, 2018. The purpose of Fresh Squeezed is to encourage, support and celebrate artists who fly under the radar, who haven’t had their big break, whose work may not be typical gallery or museum fare. For Fresh Squeezed, we encourage artists to break boundaries, to think of ways their work can create a dialog in our community, our region, in our wild, wacky, wonderful state.