December 5 – 9, 2012
SELECT FAIR, Catalina Hotel, Miami, FL
VIP Preview, Wednesday, December 5, 4-10 p.m.
Thursday, December 6-9th, Exhibition open to public 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sarasota’s artist group S/ART/Q, will complete their 2012 exhibition season with its first out-of-town exhibition in the highly anticipated contemporary art fair, SELECT Fair, taking place in Miami Beach during Art Basel Weekend December 5th- 9th. Formed in late 2008, S/ART/Q is a group of ten professional contemporary artists whose name underscores their connection to the region (a takeoff on the area’s tree letter airport code “SRQ” in combination with the word ART) and the central role that art plays in all our lives, especially here on the cultural coast.
During four consecutive days in December, SELECT will be S/ART/Q’s first group exhibition since its well-attended AVANT GARDEN exhibition January 2012 with Selby Gardens in Sarasota, FL. “We feel very fortunate to be invited participate with the SELECT Fair and look forward to helping the visual arts of Sarasota to join the world art platform” says S/ART/Q co-founder Tim Jaeger.
To offset the expenses for S/ART/Q’s participation in the SELECT Fair, S/ART/Q held its annual popular Screen Printing Party with Sarasota’s Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in September of 2012. Drawing close to 2,000 enthusiasts, S/ART/Q was able to reach its monetary goal while screening over 1,500 prints in 2 days.
SELECT Fair just steps away from the prestigious Art Basel convention center, will be held inside of the Catalina Hotel where 64 of the 190 guest rooms will be transformed into high-energy, collective gallery spaces taken over by the work from galleries, print dealers, collectives and artists. All of the public space inside of the Catalina will be taken over by installations and performances, making SELECT the most eventful and dynamic satellite fair on South Beach. “December marks the beginning of the season in Miami Beach and Art Basel is, without a doubt, one of our busiest weeks of the entire year,” said owner of The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Nathan Lieberman. “We consider the Catalina one of our most progressive hotel concepts and we are excited to welcome on of today’s most progressive art exhibits to our property.”
S/ART/Q includes artists Joseph Arnegger, Ariana Franco, Tim Jaeger, Amy W. Miller, Jen Nugent, Daniel Perales, Steve Strenk, Jeff Schwartz, Nathan Skiles, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org