Creative Liberties Presents Summer Saturday Open Studio and Artists In Residence At Art Ovation Hotel

Guests can meet artists, watch them work, and purchase their art.

By: Jul. 27, 2022
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Creative Liberties Presents Summer Saturday Open Studio and Artists In Residence At Art Ovation Hotel

Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery, based on a foundation of artists helping artists, presents a Summer Saturday Open Studio, a collaboration with SPAACES, Princeton Street Arts and Define Art Gallery, Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests can meet artists, watch them work, and purchase their art.

Creative Liberties' studio artists will be in residence at Art Ovation hotel in downtown Sarasota, August 16-21. Studio artists will be onsite working live and available to answer questions each evening between 4 and 8 p.m. An artists' reception is Friday, August 19, 6-8 p.m. Art Ovation is located 1255 N Palm Ave., in Sarasota. Creative Liberties Artist Studios is located at 901-B Apricot Avenue, Sarasota, in the Limelight District. For more information, visit www.creativeliberties.net or call 941-799-6634.

Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery was founded in November 2021 by Barbara Gerdeman and Elizabeth Goodwill, two artists and art educators. Goodwill explains that they launched this venture "to empower regional artists with a variety of business services and studio and exhibition opportunities." Creative Liberties is a collective, communal space that provides work and display space for local artists. There are also display walls available for non-studio artists to rent. Monthly artist markets provide an opportunity for local artists to sell their work-and will resume in October.

"Our big goal at Creative Liberties is inclusivity," says Gerdeman. "We have so many artists in this community, and some have never displayed their work. Offering display walls is a valuable opportunity for them."

"We designed Creative Liberties to be a flexible, inclusive space," says Goodwill. "That's come in handy during these uncertain times and we're thrilled to be able to offer a space to so many artists."

Nine artists have made Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery their artistic workspace. These include: Jenny Berry (oil painting); Elizabeth Goodwill (book art, fiber art and mixed media); Barbara Gerdeman (photography, acrylic painting, and mixed media); Donna Bergman (collage and mixed media); Lisa DiFranza (acrylic painting, gouache, and mixed media); Traci Kegerreis (acrylic painting, collage and mosaics); Sandy Koolkin (acrylic fluid painting, watercolor and fiber art); Jay Li (pastel portraiture) and Judy Levine (jewelry design, collage and photography).




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