Deep See

August 2 – September 28, 2012


Rachel Simmons Artists Talk

 September 13, 2013     6-8pm

$5 for ACS members, $8 for non-members

Gallery 1: Rachel Simmons: Wonders of the Sea

This exhibition is a survey of the works of Rachel Simmons, an Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. It includes pieces that address the growing ecological concerns of ocean life. Simmons’ mixed media work deals with environmental issues such as marine pollution, ecotourism and sustainable development, and has been exhibited internationally. By mixing scientific research with intriguing aesthetics, Simmons delivers poignant messages to the viewer about our local marine life.
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Gallery 2: Wayne Levin: Resident Spirits

Wayne Levin is a Hawaiian artist who specializes in underwater photography. In this exhibition, twenty-seven photographs will be featured, showcasing many of the splendid and awe-inspiring creatures of Earth’s oceans. From expansive fish schools to elusive turtles and whales, each image captures its subject with a breathtaking beauty and sometimes haunting essence.


Gallery 3: Rick Herzog: Everything is Touching by Underground Wires

Everything is Touching by Underground Wires is a new installation by Rick Herzog encompassing the whole of Gallery 3. Using non-traditional materials, Herzog constructs around the space to create a new environment inside the gallery.  Herzog’s goal as an artist is to make viewers look at things a bit differently, and consider more closely the world that surrounds them. His recent work has been exploring the “artificalization” of nature. Rick Herzog is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at New College of Florida.


Gallery 4: Deep See

Deep See is an Open, All Media Juried Exhibition exploring the many different ways that artists take a closer look at their surroundings. The jurors for this exhibition are Laura Avery, Assistant Director of Selby Gallery and Rita Rust of Art Uptown, Sarasota.


Congratulations to the Juried Exhibition Award Winners

1st Place: Jill Krasner "New Beginnings"

2nd Place: Ossie Rometo "Magdalen"

3rd Place: joseph Melancon "My Backyard"


Merit Awards
Javier Rodriguez "Dias Awles"
Jeanne Norman Chase "The Dreamer"

Special Recognition

All Media: Alanna Kelly
Watercolor: Cecilia Jonsson-Bisset

Honorable Mentions

Marjory Hallett
Karen DeLeon Stuart
Elaine Charney
Nancy Abramson
Polly Curran
Joseph Proietti

Diana Shandorf
John Kokajko
Mary Jo Floryanski
Katherine Stewart
Evelyn McCorristin Peters
Jim Ladd