SCF Fine Art Gallery

What's Up Now?

"Running Fence: Rhapsody in Blue"
(Now through January 2017!!)

(NOT a 'real' art installation but a blue construction fence surrounding the construction of what will eventually become our new Library and Learning Center here at SCF):

Library & Learning Center Groundbreaking

Meanwhile, SCF and the Fine Art Gallery are participating in the Museum Assessment Program through the American Alliance of Museums:

What's Up Next?

"ART/MATH/STEAM/STEM" - Selections from the SCF Art Collection

January 20 – March 1, 2017
On Friday, January 20, from 6 – 8 p.m., the SCF Fine Art Gallery will host an opening reception in conjunction with the Mathematical Association of America Conference for attendees and the general public. This exhibition will be the first-ever exhibition where faculty from the departments of Math; Theatre; and Art, Design, Humanities work with curators of the Fine Art Gallery to select objects from the SCF art collection that emphasize the relationship of Art to Math (STEAM vs. STEM).


Art of the Costume: Working Women in Uniform (Now through October 26th)

“Art of the Costume: Working Women in Uniform" honors women in the workplace by displaying fashions from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Admission is free.

Exhibition is appropriate for all ages.

Easy-to-read labels allow you to view the exhibition at your own pace.

Recommended viewing time (between 30 minutes to one hour).

The Gallery is fully-accessible to guests with disabilities. 

For questions or to schedule a tour by one of our curators, please contact Joe Loccisano at or 941.752.5225 or Ken Erickson at


Recent Exhibitions:

 Living Dream

“Living Dream Photo Documentary” by Travis Pendergrass 

March 4 - 25, 2016
Opening Reception: March 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Closed March 7 - 11 for SCF Spring Break

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery, in association with the Department of Art, Design, Humanities (ADH), presents “Living Dream Photo Documentary” in the Spring 2016 student art exhibition, March 4 - 25 in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. The gallery and ADH Department will host an opening reception 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, with an artist’s talk from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

Portraits of 25 success stories will be on display during the exhibit hosted by the SCF Diversity Committee and student photographer Travis Pendergrass. He photographed 25 individuals he considered to be successful urban community leaders to accompany his “Living Dream Photo Documentary". The documentary was made possible through a $4,975 grant received from State College of Florida’s MLK Service Day awards.

According to Pendergrass, “Living Dream Photo Documentary” seeks to explore the connection between education and success. He found the common thread to success in the paths of those he documented is education. He poses the questions of what success means to each; what obstacles are faced on the road to success; and what advice would be given to help others succeed. 

“Education over everything,” Pendergrass said. “Be inspired to be blessed and you will find success.” Pendergrass is completing his associates in arts degree this year and will go to the University of South Florida, Tampa to pursue a bachelor’s degree in photography with a minor in journalism.

Opening night is March 4. Exhibit dates are March 4 - 25. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225.


SCF Art Faculty Exhibition

January 15 - February 12, 2016
Opening Reception: January 15, 6 - 8 p.m.  
Exhibition dates: Jan. 15 – Feb. 12; closed Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Members of the SCF Art Faculty will display examples of their latest traditional and non-traditional artistic creations in two and three-dimensions.

Gallery closed January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For more information, please call Art, Design, Humanities at (941) 752-5251

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and during each opening reception. The Fine Art Gallery is located in Building 11 North, next to the Neel Performing Arts Center.

Don't miss...!

Demystified: The Art Faculty Exhibition Lecture Series

View the Art Faculty Exhibition and hear Art Faculty discuss their artwork and answer questions:


  • Jamie Tracy
    Monday, January 25, 11:00 am


  • Will Corr
    Friday, January 29, 12:00 pm


  • Peter Gedeon
    Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 pm


  • Margy Rich
    Friday, February 12, Noon


Lectures are free and all are invited.

SCF Fine Art Gallery, Neel Performing Arts Center (north).

SCF Student Art Exhibition
April 15 – May 4, 2016
Opening Reception: April 15, 6 – 8 p.m.

Students will feature their very best artwork produced during the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

The exhibition will continue through May 4. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please call Art, Design, Humanities at (941) 752-5251

The Fine Art Gallery is located in Building 11 North, next to the Neel Performing Arts Center.

For Gallery information, please contact Joseph Loccisano, Gallery Manager, at (941) 752-5225.


Fall 2015

Phantasmagoric: The World of Elisabeth Stevens with Selections from the SCF Modern and Contemporary Art Collection

Phantasmagoric highlights Stevens’ visual and literary works and the SCF art collection, which includes works by Francisco Goya, Max Ernst, Kathe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch and others. A fiction writer, poet, artist and journalist, Stevens is the author of 20 books. As a journalist, she has written many articles, art reviews and book reviews. She is a former art critic of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Trenton Times and The Baltimore Sun. The artwork in this exhibition embraces the phantasmagoric, the fantastic, the dream, the imagination and life’s absurdities in the realm of politics, society, religion and philosophy. The exhibition, which is presented in conjunction with the departments of Art, Design, Humanities; Language and Literature; and Social and Behavioral Sciences, is free and open to the public. The SCF Fine Art Gallery is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, but will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving. The Fine Art Gallery is on the north side of Building 11, off 60th Avenue West between 26th and 34th streets, accessible from parking lot I. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225; email; or visit Maps and directions are online at

2014-2015 Calendar of Exhibitions
2013-2014 Calendar of Exhibitions
2012-2013 Calendar of Exhibitions
2011-2012 Calendar of Exhibitions


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