Next Exhibition

October- A Solo Exhibit by Vanessa Diaz

“The Original Purpose has Slipped our Memory” 

A site-specific project that utilizes fragments of domestic objects to instigate an alternative perspective on function and security. This sculptural installation is developed to characterize a collection of oddments left over from human endeavors. In consideration to, site specificity, impermanence, accumulation, and hybridization reconsider the architectural space of the gallery and engage viewers in situations that promote an unexpected way of experiencing architectural space and the objects that we co-habitat with. My process of installing is based on observation and interaction; there is a lot of rearranging, suspending things, tying them together, viewing at all possible angles, taking down and starting again. Moving materials informs my response to the site. I see it as a way to connect multiple perspectives and understand how architectural space is altered by the placement or removal of objects. 

  • One Night Only! Pop-Up Exhibition: October 1st, 2021 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Studio Night and Season Opener Extravaganza! The same night!


Upcoming Exhibitions

SPAACES Foundation 2021/2022 Season

October-The Original Purpose has Slipped our Memory,” A Solo Exhibit by Vanessa Diaz

  • One Night Only! Pop-Up Exhibition: October 1st, 2021 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Studio Night and Season Opener Extravaganza! October 1st, 2021 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm

November- Shifting Perceptions,” A Three Person Exhibit and Panel Talk with Diana De Avila, Julie Kanapaux, Jessica Mowery

  • Opening Night Reception: November 5th, 2021 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: November 6th- 20th | By Appointment Only
  • Panel Discussion with Jessica Mowery | November 13th, 2021 | Saturday 5pm – 7pm 

December-Compose, Recompose, Decompose: Forming Social Constructs,” A Three Person Exhibit with Kate Hendrickson, Mary Grandpre, Kathy Wright 

  • Opening Night Reception: December 3rd, 2021 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: December 4th- 11th | By Appointment Only

January-The Language of Ephemera,” A Two Person Exhibit with Sally Pettibon and Eszter Sziksz, DLA

  • Opening Night Reception: January 7th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: January 8th- 22nd | By Appointment Only 

February-  “No Justice, No Peace,” A Solo Exhibit by Allan Mestel & “My Beautiful,” Ringling Student Jesse Clark in the Annex Gallery

  • Opening Night Reception: February 4th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: February 5th- 12th | By Appointment Only
  • Panel Discussion | February 12th, 2021 | Saturday 5pm- 7pm

February- Seeking Love: The Journey,” A Commemorative Exhibit of Ian North’s Works  

  • Opening Night Reception: February 25th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday Brunch Reception: February 26th, 2022 | Saturday  11:00 – 2:00pm
  • By Appointment Only | February 28th & 29th

March-Properties of Ground: Post (post) Painterly Abstraction,” A Two Person Exhibit with Michael Crabb and Tom Stephens  

  • Opening Night Reception: March 18th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: March 19th- April 2nd | By Appointment Only

April– “The Queue: Beyond The Surface,” A Solo Exhibit by Nneka Jones 

  • Opening Night Reception: April 15th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: April 16th- May 7th | By Appointment Only

May-  “Ah Who Run Dis,” A Solo Exhibit by Krystle Lemonias 

  • Opening Night Reception: May 20th, 2022 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Open Exhibition Dates: May 21st- June 11th | By Appointment Only 

Previous Exhibitions

Door In The Ceiling | Ringling Student Exhibition

Opening Night Reception: May 15th, 2021 | Saturday 5:00 – 8:00pm

Instagram Live Opening Night: 6:30 – 7:00pm |

Exhibition View by Appointment: May 16th – June 5th | Sunday – Saturday | By Appointment Only


Rough Around The Edges | Curated by Taylor Robenalt and Laine Nixon

April 2021

Rough Around the Edges features the work of seventeen local, professional, women artists, who use varying images, mediums and techniques, not normally shown in the mainstream art gallery venue. SPAACES encourages experimental approaches in the visual arts and co-curators Taylor Robenalt and Laine Nixon brought these ideas to the forefront of this exhibition. 


Greetings From Quarantine | Curated by Sophia Coscia

March 2021

Greetings from Quarantine provides a close look at the creativity of young adults during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The work presented in this exhibition represents a feeling, experience, or new discovery found through quarantine. This forced time alone led many to artistic revelations and independent reflection. 


Life is the Story We Tell Ourselves | Ian North

February 2021

North often begins a work not knowing its meaning or intention. He makes art because he feels a need to create, not because he wants to fulfill a concept. North says he intentionally tries not to think about a meaning, hoping that his subconscious will send him a message, a message that will lead him to thoughts or ideas that he might not have contemplated. 


#WhollyFool | Dawn Lowndes

January 2021

Wholly Fool is an installation that is cultivated over the course of Lowndes 31 day residency. Dawn utilizes a  sculptural meditation space, which she created and implemented into SPAACES gallery. Within the space she cultivated ideas and concepts to integrate into her installation. It was a place for thoughts, reflection, and process documentation.


The Woods |Curated by Emiliano Settecasi

November 2020

In The Woods, thirteen artists share glimpses of the contemporary American condition—one which is defined not only by collective anxiety, righteous anger, and unjustifiable loss, but also resiliency and, for the time being, hope. Whether realistically, metaphorically, or ironically, the works speak to where we are, how we got here, and the uncertainty of where we are going, in a variety of media, including photography, painting, sculpture, and installation.


Collaboration | SArtQ

August 2020

SARTQ is a contemporary artist collective of accomplished Sarasota artists whose aim is to enhance the local visual arts through the creation of unique art experiences and educational programming. Collaboration was conceived several years ago and began to take shape in early March 2020. The show’s intent is to work with artists outside of our membership to foster collaboration, community, and experimentation.


I’m Not From Here, I Just Live Here Michael Adno

December 2019

The eternal question of what makes a place a home often leaves us irritated. We feel around in the dark, trying to ascribe some words to it, some sense of history, some meaningful narrative about belonging, but ultimately, the notion of home amounts to a sort of silence.


The Salon II | An All Inclusive Group Exhibition

November 2019

This show is modeled after the great success of Le Salon Tout Inclus (The All-Inclusive Exhibit) in 2018. We are welcoming all Florida artists to participate in this exhibit, regardless of experience, age, professionalism, training, or subject matter.


The Beau Ideal: The Conception of Perfect Beauty | Teneé Hart

April 2019

“Tenee’ Hart’s site specific, fiber art installations are something not normally seen in Sarasota. We’re thrilled to be able to represent this kind of artist and installation in our SPAACES gallery and bring the community something exciting, new and unique to talk about.” – Marianne Chapel


Salt Life | Laurie Maves

April 2019

“Salt in its natural form is a crystalline mineral, essential for life in general. We are made of salt, we preserve with salt, wars have been fought over salt. We avoid pouring salt in our wounds, we throw it over our shoulder for good luck, while it still inevitably runs within our tears.” – Laurie Maves



March  2019

M. Chapel Projects is excited to announce a Kick Off Party celebrating its official rebranding to SPAACES, the beginning of its campaign as a non-profit modeled organization, and the opening of two solo art exhibitions by local Sarasota artists.


Truly Valued: Who Am I? A Community Engaged Group Exhibition

January 2019

Truly Valued “Who Am I” is a socially motivated, community engaged art project that was carried out throughout a two-month period. The project included eight girls, ages thirteen to sixteen from the Sarasota / Bradenton area who worked together to create art around the topics of confidence and identity.


Le Salon Tout Inclus | An All Inclusive Exhibition

November 2018

A Social Practice Group Exhibition | Inspired by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s exhibition, “Et Tu, Art Brute?”in New York. The multi-tier, multi-media exhibition featured 66 local and regional artists of varying experience and medium.


Evolving Revolving Elizabeth Sher

April 2018 

A Solo Exhibition

Making Place

April 2018 

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Sarah Viviana Valdez      Kieran Castano
Jesica Glas                         John Dillard
Erin Hart                           Ava Zelkowitz
Andrea Soldner

On Water | Bernd Haussmann

February 2018

A Solo Exhibition

Something to Have Brittany Watkins

January 2018

A Solo Exhibition

The World Within

December 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Dee Hood       Dolores Coe
Meg Pierce     Marie Yoho Dorsey

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t 

November 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Selina Roman
Noelle McCleef
Karen Arango

Organic Geometry

March 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Marianne Chapel
Laine Nixon
Cynthia Mason
Jill Taffet