MICHAEL ADNO: I’m Not From Here, I Just Live Here

Opening Night Exhibition
: December 20th, 2019 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Open Exhibition Dates: December 21st | Saturday ONE DAY ONLY! 11am – 4pm

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. For the past ten years, I’ve lived away from what I consider home, but by proxy made homes elsewhere in New York City, New Orleans, and Vienna. In July this year, I moved back to Sarasota, hemming myself into a home here to change pace, reassemble my sense of direction, and to be close to family. And over the course of a decade, that question of what made Sarasota home haunted me. After so many years away, thinking carefully about this place, I wanted to put together a deeply personal body of work to show here in Sarasota, a body of work that took up my own personal belongings, my little corner of the world, and my work as a writer and photographer as a departure point. I carried that all into a studio, making these large-scale photographs composed of all those things. In one way, this was an earnest attempt at fumbling around in the dark for some syllables and stories that amount to some understanding of what it means to belong somewhere. In another way, it seems like an earnest attempt to better understand what lends a place its character, what makes a house or set of acres feel like home, and maybe it was just a way to think about what it means to return home. >READ MORE

SPAACES is excited to present the upcoming 2019 / 2020 season:

 Jennifer Leigh Jones | January 10, 2020

A Solo Exhibition of New Work 


Kenny Jensen | February 7, 2020

A Solo Exhibition of New Work 


Alisa Hodzic | February 7, 2020

An Emersive Installation


The Rising Sun | October 24, 2020

An Ongoing Socially Engaged Art Project

A Hispanic/Latino Heritage Project

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. This exhibition celebrates a mix of outsider and professional art together, endorsing equality, inclusivity and affordability in the context of contemporary art. This is a fundraiser; all work is priced at $200.


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

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



Laurie Maves: Salt Life

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. 


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

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: The 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. It celebrated a mix of outsider and professional art, endorsing equality, inclusivity and affordability in the context of contemporary art.




Elizabeth Sher: Evolving Revolving

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

Bernd Haussmann: On Water

February 2018

A Solo Exhibition



Brittany Watkins: Something to Have

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