Fine Arts alumnus Jeffery Cornwell draws inspiration from the natural environment and the relationship of sky to land.

June 12 – Sept 22, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, June 9 from 5 to 7pm

Jeffery Cornwell studied at Ringling College of Art. He then apprenticed with Toro Yamamoto and honed his skills as a freelance painter.

His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and alternative spaces. His work has been represented by galleries in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and on the west coast of the United States. His work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is an active member of the SARTQ artists collective.

Cornwell is an Adjunct Art Instructor VPA program at Booker High School in Sarasota, Florida. As an educator, he teaches in the Teen Studios at Ringling College and is the coordinator of the College’s Summer Teen Studio program.

Cows 1, 2, 3, 4, acrylic on museum board, 2015, 8 x 10 inches


Summer Gallery Hours
Through August 11, 2017

Monday through Friday
9am to 4pm

SARTQ Print Party 2017

Celebrate art with music, food and brews at the 9th annual SARTQ Print Party, hosted by Mandeville Beer Garden!

APRIL 29TH, 2017
Mandeville Beer Garden

SARTQ’s 9th Annual Print Party. Come prepared with new, old, used, and forgotten clothing to make new again. For $5 per print, you can get a custom, one-of-a-kind design from one (or all) of the SARTQ Artist Members.

Bring tshirts, shorts, skirts, baby clothes, dog shirts… anything that you can lay flat and will absorb ink! Choose from 15 different original screenprinting designs made by 10 unique artists, as well as a special Mandeville silkscreen just for the event! Bring the kids, and have creative fun with your choices!

Date: SATURDAY, April 29th, 2017
Time: 11am-7pm
Each print only $5
Bring your own items or purchase a blank t-shirt to print at the event.

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32 beers + Kombucha on tap. New beers daily.
Outside Garden with picnic table seating,
Ping Pong and Cornhole Toss.

Do you like to volunteer?

428 N. LEMON AVE. SRQ 34236

Exploding Sailboats; an Exhibition of Prints by Samantha Burns

Exploding Sailboats; Recollecting a Year in Solitude, an Exhibition of Prints Merging Traditional and New Media Processes by Samantha Burns

March 24 – April 21, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 24 (6:30-8:30PM)
New College of Florida- Isermann Gallery

Samantha Burns is proud to present her latest body of works in the exhibit, Insula Insula, at the Isermann Gallery from March 24 – April 21, 2017 in Sarasota, FL.  The exhibit, sponsored by the New College of Florida’s Division of Humanities, will include a collection of monoprints by Burns, developed using traditional and new media applications within printmaking.  Opening Reception is Friday, March 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm where the artist will be present to discuss the development of this exhibition, as well as her experiences as the New College of Florida’s 2015-16 Visiting Artist.

 Insula Insula Samantha Burns

A small departure from the time-based installations Burns typically fabricates, these pieces discuss themes rooted in her creative practice such as memory, experience, and recovery. The artworks featured in this exhibit were created by enhancing traditional, relief-printing techniques through the use of a laser cutter to cut out and etch images on paper.  The three series, consisting of fifty pieces, are interconnected through their use of fragmented imagery, themes, and materials.  In one series, Florida sceneries are subtly etched onto the paper accompanied by pieces of vibrant chine-collé prints providing the viewer a glance at what could have been.

Samantha Burns
Monoprint by Samantha Burns

This exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of the New College of Florida and Florida State University College of Fine Arts, to award a recent MFA graduate and emerging artist a position to teach printmaking at NCF. As recipient of this award, Burns (FSU, MFA’14) created and taught various printmaking courses at New College while developing the bodies of work being exhibited from March 24 through April 21st.
The Isermann Gallery is part of the New College of Florida’s Caples Campus in the Fine Arts Buildings. It is located at 5315 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234.

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The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 12-5pm.

5315 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234

mchapel projects presents: Organic Geometry

Opening Reception, Friday, March 17, 6-9pm

mchapel projects is Sarasota’s newest art exhibition space. The gallery prioritizes artists with innovative approaches to process, material, display, and concept. Its inaugural exhibition, Organic Geometry opens Friday, March 17, 2017, from 6-9pm, and shows the work of four local artists: Marianne Chapel, Cynthia Mason, Laine Nixon, and Jill Taffet. These artists work deeply with nonobjective imagery that appears to derive from specific geometric elements; however, the forms evolve organically through each artist’s unique inventive process. Visitors will enjoy the irregular results of each approach, beautifully combining a particular system of points, lines, angles, curves, and surfaces, as well as the non-traditional installation of the work.

The show is open as follows:

Friday, March 17 from 6-9pm (reception)
Saturday, March 18 from 1-5pm
Wednesday, March 22 from 1-5pm
Friday, march 24 from 1-5pm
Saturday, March 25 from 1-5pm

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The exhibition is proudly sponsored by Mooshi Chapel Real Estate Team.

mchapel projects
2061 Princeton St, Sarasota, FL 34237


March 30, 2017 (6-9PM)
3080 N Washington Blvd, Unit #40, Sarasota, FL

BETWEEN HERE & THERE is a collaborative solo exhibition of Sophia Schultz and Ava Zelkowitz, two undergraduate students at New College of Florida. This mixed media installation explores attempts to highlight and dissolve the underlying systems of social understanding of space. This will be an immersive installation piece that, upon entrance, invokes feelings of disorientation and detachment from materiality. We seek to construct a space of dualities, of illusion, of spontaneous reality.

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3080 N Washington Blvd, Unit #40, Sarasota, FL