Artist Reception Set For New Deal Gallery Exhibit

Three local artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Federal Building.

Art is in season at the Federal Building where the autumn exhibit is underway at The New Deal Gallery.

The free exhibit showcases local artists for three months, and is sponsored by the City of Sarasota. The exhibit runs through December and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.      

An artist reception will be held Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery, which is located inside the lobby of the Federal Building. Light refreshments will be served.

Four times a year, local artists are selected to have their work displayed inside city-owned buildings as part of a public art program that began in 2011.

The three featured artists are:

Linda Larisch

A painter for over 40 years, Linda Larisch has been represented by various art galleries in the U.S. and Mexico including 30 solo exhibitions. Her medium is acrylic paint on canvas. Her style ranges from realistic to abstract. She teaches painting and drawing at the Venice Art Center. 

Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper 

Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper is a prize winning national and international artist. Her strong oil paintings offer viewers a moment of respite in another place. She is life juried atBiennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, and is in the Gallery of International Fulbright Artist/ Scholars.  Currently, she is teaching at the Venice Art Center.  

Jill Hastings-Ellis 

Jill Hastings-Ellis observed the natural world around her for many years before painting her vision on canvas. She paints the glorious flora, fauna and surroundings of her home in Florida with the vivid colors and strong textures that she loves. Her work appears in several art centers, galleries and private collections.  


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