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John Bailly, Rosewood (detail), oil on canvas, 96 by 72 inches, at the Ringling Biennial. Bailly is from Miami.


© St. Petersburg Times, published July 28, 2000

SARASOTA BIENNIAL 2000 -- A show of important artists throughout Florida, opening today at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, promises to be one of the summer's most significant exhibits on the state's West Coast. The 60 exhibitors, selected by independent curator Mark Ormond, include some who are well-established at home (Luisa Basnuevo, Miami Beach and Joy Kloman, Gainesville) as well as internationally known artists who have chosen Florida as their home (Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain). The show runs 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 5. Admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors (55 and older), free for children 12 and younger and for Florida students and teachers with IDs. Tickets include access to the entire complex. (While Ringling's home is closed for restoration, that portion of the ticket is valid for a return trip.) The museum is at 5401 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota (off U.S. 41); admission to the art museum only is free on Saturdays. Call (941) 351-1660 (recording) or (941) 359-5723, or check www.ringling.org.

THEY PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACH -- Thirty members of the Hillsborough Art Educators Association exhibit their own work at TECO Plaza Public Art Gallery Tuesday through Aug. 30. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free. 702 N Franklin St., Tampa; (813) 251-3688.

Fame game

Tampa artist Roberta Schofield exhibits paintings and drawings in a one-person show at the Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, Aug. 7 through Nov. 3. ... St. Pete Beach photographer Beth Reynolds is exhibiting in a three-person show at Pietra di Luna Gallery, Hollywood, Fla., through August 29.

Competition for artists

Artworks, Brandon League of Fine Arts and Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association, Sept. 1-30. Open juried exhibition. Send SASE to P.O. Box 451, Brandon 33509-0451, or call (813) 681-3589. Delivery of work: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

Ongoing and upcoming

Aug. 4, Gulfport Gallery Walk. Galleries south of 28th Avenue on Beach Boulevard hold monthly open house. Free. (727) 321-0830.

Aug. 12, 5:30-9 p.m. -- Downtown St. Petersburg Evening Gallery Walk. Downtown Arts Association venues open their doors for a monthly event. (727) 894-2111.

-- E-mail: marger@sptimes.com

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