Past Exhibits

Morean Arts Center

September 8 – October 29, 2017


Casey McDonough & Kenny Jensen: (in/af)finities



Two artists probing the analogous and infinitely related structures of our universe, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic.



Casey McDonough (in collaboration with Joe Page), Post Digital Landscapes (detail), 2017




Bryce Hammond: Structure


Bryce Hammond’s work records evidence of human presence in man-made environments through first-hand observation of poverty culture. This data is compiled to pollinate and present diverse techniques of expression including participatory installation, voyeuristic sound and documentation through paintings and other art objects.

Hammond received his BA in Art History from Furman University in 1992, and his MFA in Emerging Media from the University of Central Florida in 2013. He has had solo exhibitions around the US including New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, among many others. His paintings are held in major corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Hammond has received the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Fellowship, Florida Fellowship for the Arts, the Gulnar Bosch travel grant, and Fiscal Sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Bryce Hammond, Chartres Cathedral Parkwood Mobile Home Park, 2015, acrylic on wood, Collection of Marcia and Neil Dorsey




 Josette Urso: More than Before


Josette Urso makes paintings, drawings and collages working directly and urgently in response to her immediate environment. For Urso, space is a malleable substance that she delights in manipulating acrobatically in a kind of gymnasium of mark making and image collision all governed by intuitive leaps of scale, color, and a wayward geometry. Her approach involves “moment-to-moment” extrapolation where the contrasts and cross-fertilizations are cumulative, non-linear, free flowing and interpretive. She strives to discover and engage the known as well as the unknown in unforeseen ways.

Urso has shown widely in the United States and abroad in galleries, public institutions, and museums including the New York Public Library, the Drawing Center, and the Bronx Museum for the Arts. She has had numerous grants and residencies including those from the NEA, Basil H. Alkazzi and the Gottlieb and Pollock-Krasner Foundations as well as the Camargo Foundation, Ucross and Yaddo.

Josette Urso, Amber Sea, 2017, oil on panel



September 20 – October 20, 2017

 You Can Feel What We See: Tactile Artwork by Visually Impaired Students in Pinellas County Schools








August 25 – October 25, 2017

 Elizabeth Barenis + Marcia Treiger at the Hermitage






July 8 – August 19, 2017

99th Annual Members Show


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

The 2017 members exhibition includes nearly 250 works of art expressing a full spectrum of images and ideas through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry, clay, mixed media, fiber, mosaic, glass and digital art, all from our gifted members. Our members are the heart and soul of the Morean, and we are proud to showcase their work during this time.


Photo: Bea Dreier





Heather Hickman: Light, Color, Abstract

Continuing a new tradition at the Morean, we present last year’s Margaret Murphy Steward Best of Show winner, Heather Hickman. 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. Heather is the fifth artist to receive this opportunity, and we are pleased to showcase her latest photographs during this time. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

“I like it when light catches my eye and then the investigation begins as I seek to capture, with my camera, how the light affects the colors of the objects it touches. The varying sources of light are ever-changing and thus so are the many colors brought to life by light. Whether or not it is bright or dim light from sunlight, fluorescent, incandescent or even moonlight, it is within the interplay of light and color that I strive to find the abstract treasures created by their partnership.”



June 10 – September 15, 2017

 Let’s Get Artsy! 2017 Summer Camp Exhibition

This exhibition features work from students in the Morean’s 10-week summer camp program in a variety of media from digital to photography to clay to painting to collage.


Morean Arts Center Exhibition Archive 


Chihuly Collection

SOLAS: Light Informs Glass
Featuring works by Richard Royal, Paula Stokes and Eric Mead

ECHOES: Universal Signals
Works by Ya La’ford

John Kiley: Luminosity

Encounters in Glass: James Mongrain & Jason Christian

Kait Rhoads: TIDAL


Italian Traditions

Lisa Zerkowitz & Boyd Sugiki: A Duet


Morean Center for Clay

Artist in Residence 2017-2018


Morean Center for Clay
Studio Members Show

Jackie Head

Patrick Rademaker
New Works

Morean Center for Clay Exhibition Archive