Upholding Tradition – Tattoo Art of Karl Boardman

September 24 – October 15, 2016
Solid, Sarasota

Ancient as time, modern as tomorrow – tattooing is an age old art form that never stops progressing. Karl Boardman is an artist giving the traditional flash style fresh blood. “I like to pay homage to the history of tattooing,” says Boardman, “I honor the classic guidelines and add my touch.”

Karl Boardman

Boardman is an artist born and raised in Florida. He apprenticed at a shop in San Francisco and recently relocated to Sarasota. He is one of the few tattoo artists in Sarasota who draws in the traditional style. He currently works out of Liberty Tattoo Club. Follow Karl Boardman’s work at www.instagram.com/hellsgnaw/

Closing Reception Party for the current exhibit “Upholding Tradition” is coming up next Saturday the 15th from 6-9pm

530 south Orange ave, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Between Zero & One

Alfstad& Contemporary presents the inaugural show of its fourth season, Between Zero and One, a solo exhibition of works by artist Michael Wyshock

Alfstad& Contemporary
September 30 – October 28, 2016

Alfstad& Contemporary presents the inaugural show of its fourth season, Between Zero and One, a solo exhibition of works by artist Michael Wyshock, in which he examines the space that exists between spaces, and how those spaces are altered when objects are realigned in both color and form. The Opening Night reception is September 30th and the exhibit runs through October 28th.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1784124765163903/

Michael Wyshock Painting
Michael Wyshock: Between One and Zero

“Between Zero and One highlights Michael’s intellectual and intuitive color, layering and manipulation techniques,” says Sam Alfstad of Alfstad& Contemporary. “His work is adventurous, showcasing art that displays depth, texture and a refinement that is visually stimulating.”

Opening Friday, September 30 (5:30-8pm)
Live Band, local craft beer and lite bites.

Alfstad& Contemporary
1419 5th St, Sarasota, Florida 34236

OLD FLORIDA a 21st Century Interpretation

Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents Joseph Arnegger, Tim Jaeger and Tom Stephens in an exhibition

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
October 7 – November 11, 2016

Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents Joseph Arnegger, Tim Jaeger and Tom Stephens in an exhibition.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746976118909320/

Longboat Key Center for the Arts will begin their Fall Season bringing together 3  top Florida artists who visually are interpreting the nostalgia, memory and visceral appeal of a Florida that once existed in our history, our community, and in our minds.  Come and experience their “Old Florida” inspirations and interpretations on canvas and with paint.

Tom Stephens Painting
Tom Stephens, Blue Bird, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 84″, 2016

“This exhibit will capture the vibrancy of Florida today interconnected with the intuitive, nostalgic and romantic notions equated to times passed”, stated Director, Jane Buckman of the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to exhibit 3 accomplished Ringling College alumni who have stayed in the area while pursuing their careers as working artists. It is a testimony to the conviction of their art to this location as well as the support of our community that keeps them here.”

Joseph Arnegger Painting
Joseph Arnegger, Into the Void


  • October 7, 5:30- 7:30 pm Opening Reception 
  • November 9, 6:30 – 8 pm. Closing/ Artist’s Talk Enjoy a moderated discussion with the artists as they talk about their process, point of view, lifestyles and engagement with our cultural coast! Light refreshments will be served.
Tim Jaeger Painting
Tim Jaeger, The Farmer’s Wife, mixed media on glass and board, 2015

RSVP your intention to attend by calling 941.383.2345 or by emailingLBKCA@ringling.edu

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228



Sarasota, FL:  A Call to Artists is underway for the creation of an original landmark sculpture to be placed at a future roundabout at Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard and will become part of the City’s permanent public art collection.

Specific details about the project, including budget, the application process, and selection process are posted atwww.CallForEntry.org

Artists with a proven track record of creating significant outdoor public art commissions, which can withstand the Florida elements, are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2016.

While there is no central theme or stylistic preference for the sculpture, design criteria will help guide the selection of the piece by the Public Art Committee with final approval by the City Commission.  Included in the overall design criteria:

  • The piece should be high quality and free standing
  • Complement the Orange Avenue/Ringling Boulevard roundabout location
  • Require minimal maintenance (no water features)
  • Must be an original design
  • Can be appreciated from a distance (does not draw people toward it)
  • Must not exceed 20 feet in height
  • Must not display messages or contain signs, flashing lights etc.

The project budget cannot exceed $150,000.

Artists are required to submit qualifications, digital images and a brief description outlining their initial concept for the project.

Images of completed works within the City’s public art collection can be reviewed at:  www.SarasotaGov.com

Three finalists will be invited to present their proposals to the Public Art Committee.  The Public Art Committee will make a recommendation to the City Commission, which will have final approval.

The current timeline for the roundabout sculpture, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • Submission Deadline:  June 5, 2016
  • Submissions Review by Public Art Committee:  July 2016
  • Finalists’ Presentations to Public Art Committee:  September 2016
  • Recommendation Presented to City Commission:  November 2016
  • Artist Under Contract:  December 2016
  • Installation:  November 2017

Staff members with the Neighborhood and Development Services Department, which oversees the public art program, are coordinating this public art project far in advance of the construction of the Orange Avenue/Ringling Boulevard roundabout, to ensure the sculpture is ready for installation when the roundabout opens. Construction on the roundabout is expected to begin in Summer 2017.

For more information visit the Call for Entry website:  www.CallForEntry.org or contact David Smith, Neighborhood & Development Services General Manager:   941-365-2200 ext. 4175.

Andrea Dasha Reich: Flying Colors

Inspired by nature, Dasha Reich’s artworks are abstract interplays of organic shapes and rich-color spectrums that explore the deep intimacy of the world around us. In unique and unexpected ways they will surprise your senses and excite your imagination.

As Dominique Nahas, a New York art critic, wrote:

“The vision of Andrea Dasha Reich is embodied within multi-layered resin works that are hallucinatory amalgamations of an unusually vivid sort. Fresh and singularly inviting while remaining perpetually out of reach, Reich’s dreamscape engenders ecstatic universes brimming with potentiality.”

Opening Night Reception: March 4, 2016
Friday Evening, 5:30-8:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres, Pastries and Fine Wine

Show dates: March 5-April 1, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-5:00pm

Alfstad& Contemporary art space is located at 1419 5th Street,
Sarasota, Florida, 34236 in the Design District next to Lolita Tartine.