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Wish You Were Here Members Show


Morean Arts Center
July 13-September 24, 2024

Opening Reception: July 13, 5-8pm

For over 100 years, the Morean Arts Center has organized an exhibition to appreciate and recognize our artist members and celebrate their talent.

The 2024 members exhibition presents nearly 200 works of art with the “Wish You Were Here” theme. Our artists were invited to create postcard-inspired art for this exhibition. Members depicted anywhere they like to vacation, their version of an ideal place, or even the beauty of our Sunshine State.

Special thanks to Christina Baril, Exhibitions Director and Curator at Art Center Sarasota, who served as guest juror this year. She gave out monetary awards in memory and in honor of special artists and individuals who have shaped our organization in a profound way.

If this is your first time (or your 108th time) to the Morean, there are a few ways you can participate in the exhibition. Consider purchasing a work of art from the show. With a wide range of price points, there is something in this exhibition for every taste and economic ability. It’s never too late (or early!) to begin or add to your own personal art collection. If you have never made art before, take a class and learn some skills that could put you in a future Morean exhibition. Many of our artist members first discovered their innate talent by taking a class with us. Be sure to complete our visual scavenger hunt and vote for the People’s Choice Award! Winners will be announced after the close of the exhibition.

Immerse yourself in the art experience at the Morean! Thank you to our incredible member artists who have made this the most popular exhibition we do all year. Thanks also to Betsy Orbe Lester, Tom Kaltenbaugh and Christopher Andrews who make our galleries look amazing.