MOD Artist Chair Auction

Ten amazing Sarasota Florida artists – Carl Abbott, FAIA, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Olivia Craig and Eric Cross, Grace Howl, Tim Jaeger, Laine Nixon, John Pirman and Nathan Skiles – will paint an iconic Eames chair to be auctioned off at SarasotaMOD 2017.

MOD Artist Chair Auction

Top Row: Carl Abbott, FAIA, Jean Blackburn, Jorge Blanco, Olivia Craig and Eric Cross, Bottom Row: Grace Howl, Tim Jaeger, Laine Nixon, John Pirman and Nathan Skiles

The auction will help raise funds to benefit the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF)’s ongoing programs that educate and create awareness about the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement.

Friday, October 27th online bidding will begin when the chairs are unveiled at the MOD Kick-Off Party at the BOTA Center, hosted by MOD Sponsor and developer Howard Davis. Online bidding continues through MOD Weekend, and the artists chairs will be on display at Home Resource, 741 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Chair winners will be announced 11:30 am on Sunday, November 12th at the at SarasotaMOD Rosemary District Walking Tour at Home Resource. Tickets On Sale

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Michael Bush
, SAF Board Member and owner of Home Resource and Herman Miller.


SAF Members-Only Pool Party

Umbrella House

Space is limited – RSVP Today

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Annual Membership Dues:
 $50 Individual; $90 Family (2 people); $35 Student

Questions: 941-364-2199

August 4, 2012: House Tour on Lido Shores

Join SAF for a Lido Shores House Tour with Architect Mark Sultana. This stellar evening August 4 Lido Shores House Tour with Architect Mark Sultanawill feature a talk by architect Mark Sultana, principal of DSDG, and a wine reception and glorious Sarasota sunset on the Gulf. Registered architects will receive 2 AIA CE HSW & SD Units through AIA Florida Gulf Coast by attending the talk.

The “Picture Frame” house, an international style modern residence built in 2012, takes full advantage of 360 degree views of downtown Sarasota, the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and New Pass. This 6,400 square foot residence is designed around a central courtyard which connects the street-side garage and guest house to the bayside main house via fire bowls and a lap pool-lined walkway on the ground level and a dramatic steel bridge on the second level. The façade of the residence is made up of a series of picture frames that frame the architecture and the floor-to-ceiling glass throughout. The bow of the main house balcony juts out like a ship breaking free from the rear frame, becoming a scenic overlook. This overlook is rivaled by the dramatic roof top terrace that is made up of wood decking and a grass putting green which has a 360 degree panorama of the surroundings.

This is a must-attend event for modern architecture fans. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Be sure not to miss this stunning house tour and spectacular sunset party. See you there! Photo by Detlev Von Kessel.

Saturday August 4, 2012
6 – 9 pm
Sunset on Lido House Tour + Talk by Architect Mark Sultana
Wine Reception
Admission: $15 SAF Members, $20 Non-Members
Location: 1325 Westway Drive, Sarasota, FL

Thanks to Our Event Sponsors
abitar contract furnishings

AIA Continuing Education:
Registered architects will receive 2 CE HSW & SD Units two AIA continuing education unitsthrough AIA Florida Gulf Coast when attending the talk by Mark Sultana (Course Title: “Picture Frame” House Tour with Architect Mark Sultana
; Course Number: SAF2012.02) Learning points:
• Learn how the use of large sized impact, insulated sliding glass doors can bring the outside into a home.
• Learn how to gain usable square footage and maximize the views on a home by utilizing the roof as a roof top terrace.
• Understand the benefits of a courtyard style house and the privacy that it provides.
• Understand how full house automation can make life and electronics easy to use.