Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show

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BY BRITT MATTIE SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING TUESDAY NOV 27, 2018

Formerly known as The Sarasota Craft Show, the highly anticipated juried show returns to Robarts Arena, November 30 through December 2—continually hailing as southwest Florida’s preeminent destination for discerning collectors, art enthusiasts, interior decorators, designers and homeowners for the past nine years. The vibrant three day event features premier crafts and exceptional works in ceramics, clay, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, decorative fiber, wood, painting, furniture, paintings, digital graphic art, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nation’s top artists.

The Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show is produced by Richard Rothbard and his wife Joanna Rothbard of An American Craftsman Galleries, offering an ever-changing collection of exquisite American-made art objects and unique craft media. "Our artists consider the Sarasota region to be a prime market for their work," says Richard Rothbard. "With that reputation, some of the best artists in the nation, including many from Sarasota’s own arts community, look forward to this show every year." Rothbard notes that the indoor ambience and air-conditioned space of Robarts Arena offers a civilized alternative to hot, sunny crowded outdoor art fairs. “It’s a more personal experience. You can take your time, visit with the artists and start a real conversation about their work,” he says. “Artists can show their work in literally the best light.”

The Rothbards carefully scouted the 100+ artisans for the 2018 show—with several local artists showing up from Clearwater, St. Pete, and everywhere in between to Nokomis and Venice to participate in the exhibit this year. Local highlights include Su Griggs’ compelling sculptures, Scott Causey’s high gloss ceramics, Tom Ruthz’s pet portrait paintings, Joan Michelin’s wearable fiber art, Malik Sanjib’s 3D experiential mixed-media, John Grammer’s metal wall-hangings of Florida sealife, Vicki Rollo’s blown glass and beaded indie jewelry and Parker Converse’s wood rocking chair creations. To which Richard and Joanna Rothbard mention, “We are always excited to see the high caliber of work being produced by the participating artists from this area."

For more information about the show or to save by buying your tickets in advance for this weekend, visit the link here.

Photos provided by An American Craftsman.

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