Upcoming Exhibitions

Dawn Lowndes: Wholly Fool 

In this solo exhibition, Dawn Lowndes creates unique and innovative installation works that include painting, sculpture and videos. Her psychological works primarily explore issues of transformation and identity. Crisis and trauma are exposed as catalysts for change within the works. She employs broken narratives that are interspersed with elements that ask the reader to consider the deeper meaning and often-insidious nature of things. The content examines, or displays, through fictive and dramatic scenario.

Residency: December 1st, 2020- January 8th, 2021

Opening Night Exhibition: January 8th, 2020 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm

Open Exhibition Viewing Dates: January 14th- 16th| Thurs – Saturday  11am – 4pm

Previous Exhibitions

Emiliano Settecasi: The Woods

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…


by 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. 


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

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. 



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.


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