Sander's Collages

Sander's Collages

 Bill Sander

1800 Ben Franklin Dr, #B-209, Sarasota, FL 34236



Artist’s Statement 


I assemble. 


I cut and they arrange.


Art touches the brain’s most civilized center... and pokes its most primitive core.’  


**2014 Update**

The predominate medium of my collages has evolved from paper to wood to metal, and now back to paper... but with a twist.  I have been making greater use of the written word to complement the collages, in a cross-genre melding.  In much the way composers might put their words to music, I put my words to art.  This synthesis of short phrases, statements, and poems with cut-paper collages pleases me; it is a more complete expression of my creative thrust:  the Visual Word.


Juried Shows:

‘Carolinas Got Art‘   October 2009 & May 2013   Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Trillium Arts              August 2010    Travelers Rest, SC

'Art with a Story'       November 2010  ArtworkNetwork (online show) Denver, CO  

SC State Fair            October 2011 & 2012 Fairgrounds, Columbia, SC

Contemporaries Artist of the Year Soiree & Auction May 2011 & 2013 Columbia Museum of Art

Venice Art Center    March 2014  Venice, FL  Merit Award 

Group Shows:

‘Color the Arts’  April 2010 Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties fundraiser

‘The Far Side’ September 2010 Transylvania Arts Council Brevard, NC

Guest artist @ ART [Artists Round Table) February 2010 Columbia, SC 

A.R.T. Exhibition at Vista Studio/80808 Gallery  September 2010  Columbia, SC

'Picture Peace' exhibition March 2010 Monsanto Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC 

Art in Public Places  APPLS September 2010 thru April 2011, Old Mill & Library Lexington, SC [generating photos of myself and my art in "The State" newspaper 4-20-11].

Juried Theme Shows at:  Art Center Sarasota & Venice Art Center & Manatee Art Center & Longboat Key Art Center 2013-2014




Marvin’s Murals   2008-2009  Clinton, SC     [out of business]

The Art Shack      2009-2010  Columbia, SC [out of business]

S&S Art                  2010            Columbia, SC [out of business]





My art is abstract.  My design is not to depict but to evoke.  

Wonder will do.  A way of seeing.  Or thinking.  

There is that which wants:  Something new.  Something different.  Something More.

For me art is an adventure and an exploration.  A discovery.

I am drawn to themes of escape and arrival--a personal and collective expansion of experience.