Cunsthaus presents We Want A President

In continuing efforts to provide engaging cultural programs and experiences through a collaborative and feminist curatorial perspective, Cunsthaus is proud to present its first juried exhibition.

January 21st – February 18th
4634 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL

Opening on the first day of a new and controversial presidential term, while marches are being organized around the globe in support of equal rights, this all-media exhibition features works inspired by artist Zoe Leonard’s 1992 manifesto “I want a president” and is intended to incite reflection, discussion and activism that explores our demands and desires for a Head of State. With works selected by guest juror Margaret Miller, Director of University of South Florida’s Institute for Research in Art, exhibiting artists include Monique Blom, Will Douglas, Keiff Jones, Vincent Karl, Daniela Mora, Libbi Ponce, Ivan Riascos, and Julie Wills with The Bridge Collaborative.

We Want a President
The Bridge Collaborative, Wish We Were Here (White House), 2016. Color postcard.

About the Juror:
Margaret Miller is a tenured Professor in the School of Art and Art History and Director of the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. The Institute for Research in Art is dedicated to organizing and presenting exhibitions and commissioning works by internationally significant emerging and acclaimed artists. Miller holds an MA degree from the University of Hawaii in Asian Art History. From 1978 to 2001 she served as Director of the USF Contemporary Art Museum and in 2001 was appointed to also serve as Director of Graphicstudio, USF’s renowned art production atelier. The Contemporary Art Museum, Graphicstudio and USF’s Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art in the College of The Arts. During her tenure at USF she has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and curated numerous exhibitions with accompanying catalogues.

CUNSTHAUS was established in the spring of 2016 by fourteen women in the Tampa Bay-area with practices in education, visual art, music, curation, and writing. Sited next to artist-run gallery space Tempus Projects, established in 2009, CUNSTHAUS is further developing the Seminole Heights neighborhood as an arts destination. Offering unique exhibitions and events spanning a range of media and a varied survey of artists, CUNSTHAUS’ primary mission is to create a space for artistic expression, dialogue and reflection contributing to the arts community within the local neighborhood of Seminole Heights and the Tampa Bay region.

Feminist Art Collective Cunsthaus presents
We Want A President
January 21st – February 18th
4634 N. Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL

Chicken Scratch – Tim Jaeger Exhibit at Palmetto Art Center

November 4 – November 15, 2011
PAC invites the public to view paintings based on the artist’s personal history and desire to contribute something to the history of art.

November 4 – November 15, 2011
Palmetto Art Center (PAC), 907 5th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221

On Friday evening, November 4th, from 5-9PM, Palmetto Art Center (PAC) invites the public to come see Chicken Scratch –paintings which are based on Sarasota artist Tim Jeager’s personal history as well as his desire to contribute something to the history of art.

“Until a couple years ago, I worked solely with the human figure, and throughout that time, found myself becoming more interested in the paint and what I could do with the color, application, and process, rather than the subject itself. The subject of my works became impressions, the mundane imprint of the human shape, rather than real expressions of humanity. As I searched for a new subject matter, I found myself increasingly and inexplicably painting roosters.”

CS 14 by Tim Jaeger

Tim Jaeger is at the forefront of Sarasota’s visual arts community. A graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, his work is featured across the country. But he’s more than an artist. Though poised with paintbrush in hand, his creative mind expands into the business and politics of our city’s visual arts. As co-founder of arts group sARTq, Jaeger works toward engaging the community and fostering new artistic partnerships.

Tim Jaeger’s solo shows Opening Reception, which coincides with Historic Downtown Palmetto’s family friendly and increasingly popular “First Friday,” is open to all. There is no admission. Select artwork, wine and soft drinks will be on sale. For those who cannot attend the opening reception, PAC Gallery is open Monday – Friday 11AM – 2PM, closed on Wednesdays. The show will continue through November 15th.

PAC is located in historic downtown Palmetto at 907 5th Street West – right next door to Growers’ Hardware. For detailed directions visit

Jean Blackburn: New Works

October 18-November 16, 2011
New Works on display at the Englewood Art Center, opening reception October 22

Jean Blackburn: New Works, Englewood Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design, October 18-November 16, 2011, Opening Receoption 2-4 p.m., Saturday October 22

About the Artist:
Jean was born and grew up on Anna Maria Island, Florida. She received a BA Degree from the University of Florida and an MFA from the University of Oregon where she was awarded a two year graduate teaching fellowship. She has completed a masters workshop at the Canadian School of Non-toxic Printmaking in Alberta. Jean is currently a painting instructor for the Ringing College of Art and Design in Sarasota and Wildacres, NC. She was certified by the University of Florida as a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and served on Sarasota’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Council. She now serves on the governing boards of Sea to Shore Alliance and the Friends of Myakka River State Park. Her early adult years were spent sailing and painting throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Central America. A small farm in Old Myakka is where she now gardens, paints and lives with her horses and other family members. Part of each year is spent with family on a ranch in Montana and a cottage in the Village of Longboat Key

The Goods: Sarasota Visual Art Weekend News (9.23.11)

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25.

Sarasota Visual Arts summary report of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25.

Saturday, September 24th (7pm)
Ringling College of Art’s Illustration majors are putting on a fundraiser for their annual Illest of Illustration show. Hosted downtown at Sarasota’s, Word of Mouth Restaurant with live music. Posters will be available for purchase. Live silk screening by Clothesline.

Tampa Museum of Art (closes Sunday, September 25)
Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New Generation. An exhibition that examines the current generation of artists’ interest in text, symbolism, and means of information transference. Drawn from the Hadley Martin Fisher collection in Miami, this project is the first opportunity to experience the depth of this fascinating new collection of contemporary art.

Englewood Art Center (thru October 12)
Erik Groff is on display, exploring the paradigms of reuse, deification of capital and a society locked into ever deepening cycles of overconsumption, Groff reorients his creativity toward furthering the cause of art, rather than that of finance and the product driven. The result is an art which seeks to bridge the void between ’respectable’ gallery art and art made from discarded materials.

Ringling Museum of Art (thru January 29)
The Amazing American Poster: The Strobridge Lithography Company presents eigthy  “brilliantly colored, boldly bombastic posters” on display through the new year. Originally organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (thru November 13)
Four Portfolios of the Twentieth Century showcasing Archipenko, Gropper, Evans and Doisneau. This exhibit brings together two lithographic and two photographic portfolios by four important artists. Robert Doisneau and Alexander Archipenko are European, photographer Walker Evans and artist William Gropper  are Americans.