MANATEE: 10 artists highlighted at Ones To Watch

Published on: June 13, 2018

ArtCenter Manatee welcomes two new exhibits for the summer season

ArtCenter Manatee is honored to host an exhibit featuring the work of watercolor artist Jenny Medved of Sarasota.

Medved, a representational figurative artist and illustrator immerses herself in the culture of the people she paints; not just history, but family and community. She shares her insights in an exhibit of about 30 pieces: Jenny Medved: Indigenous People, Portraits of Heritage and Descent, on display in the Kellogg Gallery at ArtCenter Manatee June 26 through July 27. 

Medved was featured as one of the 10 artists in the “Ones to Watch” feature of Watercolor Artist Magazine, December 2015 edition. She is a member of local artist group SartQ, as well as the American Watercolor Society, the Hawaii Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.

Medved received a BFA in Illlustration from Ringling College of Art & Design. She holds a MFA in Figurative Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also studied traditional portraiture at the Florence Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy.

Also on display, in the Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries, will be an open, all media, juried exhibit, Exhibit Here.

An opening reception for both shows will be held Thurs., June 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the artists, discover the talent of these local artists and enjoy the atmosphere of the galleries. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available. Free and open to the public.

The ArtCenter Manatee is located at 209 9th St. W. in downtown Bradenton. It is the premier center for art, art education and gifts in Manatee County. It features three galleries, five classrooms, an Artists’ Market gift shop and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes.

Day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children are offered year round in painting, drawing, pastels, pottery, jewelry design, photography and more.

For more information, visit, or call 941-746-2862.