SARTQ: RED

Sarasota visual art collective with new exhibit around the theme of the color red. Palmetto Art Center, February 10 – March 9, 2017

February 10 – March 9, 2017
Palmetto Art Center
Opening Reception Friday, February 10 6-9pm

SARTQ: RED exhibition, will fill the beautiful Palmetto Art Center with glowing color. Whether scarlet, crimson, maroon, vermilion, berry, ruby, rose, burgundy, carmine, brick, or cerise – red is both satisfying and exciting. The strong feelings suggested by the color red – passionate love, blood and anger – are always stimulating!

“A thimble full of red is redder than a bucketful.” – Henri Matisse

The 10 artists in the exhibition celebrate the many ways to see the color red. “Red can boost your energy, it exudes confidence and is life-affirming. In addition, this exhibition gives all art lovers something different to do with their sweethearts for their Valentine’s celebration,” says SARTQ co-founder Tim Jaeger.

The artwork in this group show includes printmaking, collage, drawing, video installation, sculpture and painting. In addition, FREE red silk screened prints will be made for the public right before their eyes while meeting the members of SARTQ. Attendees may bring their own clothing items such as t-shirts, pants, scarfs etc., though any item that can lie flat under the screen and will accept ink can be printed on.

SARTQ: RED exhibition is open to the public with no admission fee. Cash bar and live music by Hunter Brown will be provided. Following the opening reception, the Palmetto Art Center gallery will be open Saturday, February 11th from 11AM – 1PM. Also, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon – 2PM, and by appointment.

The 10 participating SARTQ artists include Jeffery Cornwell, Elena De La Ville, Zachary Gilliland, Tim Jaeger, Cassia Kite, Jenny Medved, Laine Nixon, Javier Rodriguez, Steven Strenk, and Jill Taffet

For more information:
941.518.2109
sartq.org
info@sartq.org

The Palmetto Art Center is located at:
907 5th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221.
Right next door to Grower’s Hardware Store

SARTQ at Art Center Sarasota 2016

SARTQ, Art Center Sarasota, Print SARTQ Print Party

January 28 – March 05, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28 • 5-8pm

Featuring small-scale, limited-edition prints by the 15 members of this dynamic local artist collective. This is SARTQ’s first all-print exhibition and it reflects their dedication to the medium. The 24” x 30” works are created using traditional and non-traditional print-making methods. Dustin Juengel, the curator of this show and Art Center Sarasota’s exhibitions curator says,

“The prints are unified through their common size and framing instead of turning the focus to the diversity of the SARTQ artists and their different printing styles and methods.”

SARTQ members include Elena De La Ville, Larry Forgard, Zachary Gilliland, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Tim Jaeger, Jeffery Cornwell, Cassia Kite, Andrew Long, Noelle McCleaf, Jenny Medved, Daniel Miller, Laine Nixon, Javier Rodriguez, Steven Strenk, and Natalya Swanson.

SARTQ, Art Center Sarasota, Print
SARTQ Print Exhibit at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL

7th Annual Print Party!

SARTQ Print Party 2016 / Art Center Sarasota
February 13, 3-7pm

SARTQ Print Party 2016

An annual event that gives the public a chance to interact with both art and artists. This year’s party will serve as an opportunity for the public to purchase a print created right before their eyes while meeting the members of SARTQ, enjoy music and food while viewing the multiple exhibitions of Art Center Sarasota.

From 3-7pm on February 13, SARTQ will hold its free screen-printing party at Art Center Sarasota. SARTQ’s sixth print party in March of 2015 drew nearly 1,500 people who brought shirts, skirts, placemats and everything in between to be screened live by the artists.

“We’re excited to partner with Art Center Sarasota this year for our annual print party,” says SARTQ co-founder, Tim Jaeger. “It’s a natural fit because we can get messy in the classroom and bring people together in the galleries for an entertaining afternoon and evening.”

Once again, each of the 15 artists have created an original design for the event. Attendees may bring their own clothing items such as t-shirts, pants, scarfs etc., though any item that can lie flat under the screen and will accept ink can be printed on. Choose your favorite design — or pick several! — and each print is just $5. The public is encouraged to be creative, with some particularly cute dog clothes, baby tees and handbags resulting from last year’s event. There will also be blank t-shirts on hand for purchase. This is a free, family friendly event.

SARTQ Print Party 2016 / Art Center Sarasota
February 13 • 3-7pm

SARTQ: HERE AND NOW #Sarasota #Art

SARTQ, Sarasota’s local popular artist collective has reemerged. The now redesigned 501c3 network of accomplished Sarasota and Manatee artists invites you to their first 2015 exhibition.

Here and Now (front)

Featuring artists include: Andrew Long, Cassia Kite, Caui Lofgren, Daniel Miller, Elena De La Ville, Javier Rodriguez, Jenny Medved, Laine Nixon, Larry Forgard, Morgan Janssen, Natalya Swanson, Nathan Wilson, Noelle McCleaf, Steven Strenk, Tim Jaeger, Zachary Gilliland, and curated by Danny Olda

SARTQ events and exhibitions are suitable for all ages and accessible to everyone in the community.

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OPENING RECEPTION: August 15, 2015 (6pm – 9pm)
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday (11am – 4pm)
Address: 1525 State Street, Sarasota, FL

Cassia Kite solo show at Palmetto Art Center

October 5 – October 30, 2012
Palmetto Art Center, FL

On Friday evening, October 5th, from 5 – 9PM, PAC invites the public to come see ROOTS: The Regeneration Series — new works based on Cassia Kite’s passive and active emotional declination of her past.

October 5 – October 30, 2012
Palmetto Art Center, FL

On Friday evening, October 5th, from 5 – 9PM, PAC invites the public to come see ROOTS: The Regeneration Series — new works based on Cassia Kite’s passive and active emotional declination of her past.

“It is my hope to bring a resolve to intense feelings of nostalgia that create grievances between my present existence and my past experiences” says Kite. “Although I cannot recover past experiences, return to places I have a longing to be, or communicate physically with individuals that have influenced me, I can recall and regenerate them to the canvas in an attempt to construct these sentimental, fleeting memories from my past to the present.”

Cassie Kite was born and raised in Auburn, Nebraska and attended Northwest Missouri State University earning a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, along with a B.S in Art Education. In the summer of 2006, Kite moved to St. Petersburg, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia to work with both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum.

In Homage To: Origins, Cassia Kite

As an art educator, Kite previously taught K-5 art within the Pinellas County Public School System between July 2006 and June 2010. She completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in School Improvement, Teacher Leadership and Technology at the University of Florida in December 2010. Currently, Kite is the Painting, Printmaking and Modern and Contemporary Art History Instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She resides in Sarasota where she continues to work in her home studio.

Cassia Kite’s solo show’s Opening Reception coincides with Historic Downtown Palmetto’s family friendly and increasingly popular “First Friday.” Slick’s Car Garage will also be open with classic cars, bikes and rockin’ tunes. For those who cannot attend the opening reception, PAC Gallery is open Monday – Friday, Noon – 2PM, closed on Wednesdays. The show will continue through October 30th.

PAC is located in historic downtown Palmetto at 907 5th Street West – right next door to Growers’ Hardware. For more information or directions, visit PalmettoArtCenter.com or call (941) 518-2109. Free admission, family friendly and most welcoming to all.

The Palmetto Art Center is located at:
907 5th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221.
Right next door to Grower’s Hardware Store

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First Annual Fundraiser at The Children’s Garden

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction for the Painted Bird Art Gallery at The Children’s Garden, Thursday November 17th from 5-8pm. All monies generated will benefit the building renovation and children’s art educational programs of the Painted Bird Gallery.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Children’s Garden, 1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL

Join us to help us build an art gallery for your children!

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction for the Painted Bird Art Gallery at The Children’s Garden, Thursday November 17th from 5-8pm. All monies generated will benefit the building renovation and children’s art educational programs of the Painted Bird Gallery.

The Painted Bird Gallery and Art Center offers a wide range of unique art and design experiences that explore expression. The mission of PBG is to increase arts and cultural awareness and plant a seed of creativity in children of all ages by providing opportunities to color outside the lines while inspiring, interactive experiences in which art is central to shaping young minds and enriching our community.

Silent Auction Artists include:

Anita Wexler, April Doner, Cassia Kite, Daniel Miller, Daniel Perales, Jen Nugent, Jeremy Alsum, John Dehn, Jorge Blanco, Joseph Arnegger, Joseph Melancon, Ken Tebo, Linda Luppino, Lori Frary, Lori Loveberry George, Sabrina Small, Scott Prather, Steve Strenk, Tim Jaeger, Truman Adams, Virginia Hoffman, and more.

Tickets are $25 and include cocktails and appetizers from wonderful restaurants and catering companies along with music from 4 kids by kids and Michael Miller on guitar from the Heart Machine. Tickets are $25.00 at the door or can purchased by calling the garden at 941-330-1711. To make a donation, please visit: http://sarasotachildrensgarden.com/

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on your contribution to keep our magic doorway open.