S/ART/Q: THIRTEEN

December 9, 2011– January 7, 2012
A circle of artists working to enhance the arts culture in Sarasota, will inaugurate their 2012 exhibition season with THIRTEEN.

December 9, 2011– January 7, 2012
G. Wiz Science Museum – 1001 Blvd. of the Arts

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9, 2011 5pm-10pm
Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

S/ART/Q, a circle of artists working to enhance the arts culture in Sarasota, will inaugurate their 2012 exhibition season with THIRTEEN, premiering at G.WIZ Science Museum on Friday, December 9th, 2011.

THIRTEEN will be S/ART/Q’s first exhibition since March 2010 to showcase the group, including its four new artists: Ariana Franco, Amy W. Miller, Jen Nugent and Steve Strenk. With artists working in a wide range of media, from sculpture to painting, installation to kinetic art, the exhibition will provide a dynamic survey of thirteen professional artists living and working in Sarasota, Florida.

When asked what is so unique about S/ART/Q exhibiting for the second time at G.WIZ Science Museum, artist Steve Strenk replied, “This exhibition is designed to encompass new work, new artists and a new year. Furthermore, it’s the group, the deadlines, and the artistic community that are the criteria for exciting and innovative art. S/ART/Q is a circle of artists who redefines the term new. So come enjoy the show, it’s going to be a great one.”

SARTQ Thirteen
Design by Daniel Miller

Formed in late 2008, the circle of artists includes Joseph Arnegger, Ariana Franco, Brian Haverlock, Tim Jaeger, Amy W Miller, Daniel Miller, Jen Nugent, Daniel Perales, Steve Strenk, Jeff Schwartz, Nathan Skiles, Sabrina Small and Tom Stephens. S/ART/Q produces roaming/temporary exhibitions, creates educational opportunities in the community while exposing the public to how artists function in society and ultimately enhances the arts culture in Sarasota.

For questions, contact Tim Jaeger at 941.400.0598 or regeaj@hotmail.com

Please visit http://sartq.com for more information about S/ART/Q.
Get social with S/ART/Q at www.facebook.com/sartq and www.twitter.com/sartq

Photo by Daniel Perales

S/ART/Q: Avant Garden – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

January 12 – February 20, 2012
S/ART/q will curate an exhibition of their artwork entitled Avant Garden in the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Presents “Avant Garden” Exhibition and Sale
Opening Reception: January 13, 2012 (5:30pm-7:30pm)

S/ART/q, a circle of artists working to enhance the arts culture in Sarasota, will curate an exhibition of their artwork entitled Avant Garden in the Museum of Botany and the Arts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens from January 12 through February 20, 2012. Thirteen artists have been granted access to the Gardens to observe and study the botanical collections, and to gather knowledge and inspiration from their experiences to make original works of art. Through this collaboration with s/ART/q, art and science will be seen in tandem as expressions of human creativity and the desire to understand and interpret the world around us.

Formed in late 2008, the s/ART/q artists are: Joseph Arnegger, Ariana Franco, Brian Haverlock, Tim Jaeger, Amy W. Miller, Daniel Miller, Jen Nugent, Daniel Perales, Jeff Schwartz, Nathan Skiles, Sabrina Small, Tom Stephens and Steve Strenk. These artists will display their interpretations of the Gardens in a fresh and interesting way as well as revealing to the public how artists function in society. The exhibit will bring awareness to rarely seen aspects of the Gardens and its collections.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of admission to the Gardens. Public programming will be offered with the exhibition in the form of an opening reception, tours, lectures, and interpretive elements such as labels and a film featuring interviews with the artists. For more information, visit www.selby.org/events/sartq-exhibition. The Museum of Botany and the Arts is open 10 am – 4:30 pm daily.

About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture, and environmental education. For more information please visit www.selby.org

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $17; children (6 – 11) $6; members and children under 6 years enter free, (941) 366-5731 or selby.org. Get social at www.facebook.com/selbygardens or www.twitter.com/selbygardens

SARTQ: 3rd Annual Print Party (video)

Video shot and edited by Stephen McFadden

Take a glance into the 3rd Annual, s/ART/q Print Party which takes place at The Hub, featuring some of Sarasota’s finest artist. This event is always as much about the community as it is the art. The print party always has something for everyone. sartq.com