Visions in Black is a juried art exhibition celebrating the talents and love of the arts by showcasing artists of African descent who reside in the State of Florida. This year Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative (SBAC) is honored to have received a generous grant and sponsorship from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and is pleased to collaborate on this exhibit with Art Center Sarasota (ACS). We look forward to celebrating two-dimensional fine art by Artist of African Descent as well as continuing to encourage and inspire young emerging artists of color to participate in this 2022 exhibition.
· 1st Place - $1000
· 2nd Place -$700
· 3rd Place - $500
The 2020 show will be held at Art Center Sarasota from January 27th through March 5th. We are inviting you to submit your interest in being a part of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative ‘s 2022 Visions in Black Art Exhibition. All work must be for sale, original and completed within the past 2 years. You may submit up to 2 selections of your work. The artist will be responsible for transporting, shipping, and insurance to and from the exhibition. Please review the submission information and guidelines at the following website before you begin your application. Applications (online only) October 11, 2021 –
January 3, 2022 (closes 11:59pm).
To submit artwork visit: artsarasota.org/visions
Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative
Michéle Des Verney Redwine, the founder of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative (SBAC), announced that the nonprofit was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation for its “Visions in Black” initiative. According to Redwine, the program was created to help regional college students of color, who are also emerging artists, discover opportunities to promote and exhibit their art. Artists Jesse Clark and Krystle Lemonias were selected to coordinate the program at area-based colleges and higher education institutions. These include New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and USF Sarasota-Manatee and Tampa. This initiative will culminate with a juried “Visions in Black” exhibition of works by some of the program’s participating artists at Art Center Sarasota in January.