Summer in the Sanger: Sally Binard

With summer a little slower here, The Studios is opening the Sanger Gallery to Sally Binard. She’ll have access to a space where she can spread out, step back to look at her work and have several projects laid out at once.

Tree of Life, Melissa McKee

McKee creates works on fabric and paper with confident stitching, assured lines and spontaneous mark-making, offering an intimate look into her psyche.

Summer Art Contest, Books & Books

Now in its seventh year, the Books & Books summer art contest brings together creative bookmark designs by local artists. The contest calls for works in any style —paint, collage, pencil—on 4 x 12” canvases.

Brazibit, a celebration of femininity

Womankind celebrates femininity with interpretive works—paintings, photography, sculpture, costumes, busts—to bring awareness to breast cancer and women’s health.

Patchwork Perspectives, Margo Ellis and Gayle Antonides

Quilting-inspired techniques in different media. Ellis works in fiber, creating intricate seams and Antonides explores patchwork through unexpected materials.

Changing of the Guard, Ralph De Palma

For well over a decade, De Palma has been documenting the musicians of Key West. There’s been a “changing of the guard” in the music scene lately. Explore the change, and the legacy, through richly textured photography.

Summer Solstice Student Show

This past June and July, two groups of watercolor enthusiasts met at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. A selection of student watercolors will be shown alongside one of Susan’s own.

Rising Waters, Barb Grad, Ilana Manolson and Lisa Reindorf

Seas are rising, cities are sinking. Three abstract painters ignite the conversation around climate change and rising sea levels where the natural bumps up against the structural world.

Vulnerability and Resilience, Regina Jestrow

Jestrow connects to a larger tradition of American women quilters and feminist practice, using art quilts as powerful tools for economic survival and social resistance.

Beneath the Surface, Matthew Stratton and Tamara Alvarez

Get a glimpse of the historic Carriage Trade Inn restoration. Alvarez’s images reveal stories of structures past, architectural secrets found beneath the surface.

The State of Our Nature, Kristen Grace and Heather Dewar

Photographs, objects, and stories from the Florida Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection highlight the importance of conserving Florida’s heritage in a state of environmental change.

It’s in the Bag! Kevin Assam + others

This colorful collective exhibit conceptualized by writer Kevin Assam asks Key West artists to reimagine the “bags and baggage” they have schlepped, constructed, and embedded in their daily lives.

From the Inside Out, Roberta B. Marks

Inspired out of an abundance of silence and self-reflection, this series comments on the unspoken vagueness of life and Marks learning to practice patience, accept healing and let go of fear and loss.

Happy? Dan Bar

At first glance, the canvases are filled with what appear to be brightly colored shapes. Upon further inspection we notice cartoon-like creatures, in constant pursuit of each other.

The Back, Lynn Retson

Retson’s richly-hued black and white figure drawings offer up an unexpected perspective, capturing her subjects from behind. Her drawings are built up over time, using pencil, paper, charcoal and chalk.

Neon Pastoral, Valerie Perreault

Drawing on the language of geometric abstraction, Perreault weaves fragments of her life experiences into a story through painting, cutting and layering textured paper and canvas.

Old Town Revival, Andy Thurber and Sean P. Dwyer

Original works by renowned local Thurber and rising artist Dwyer that emphasize the immediacy of plein air and the spontaneity of watercolor while capturing the tropical colors and diversity of our community.