SARTQ: RED, February 10 – March 9, 2017

Palmetto Art Center
Opening Reception Friday, February 10 6-9pm
Regular Gallery Hours | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Noon – 2PM

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!

Artists understand color and use it to great advantage – as Matisse famously said:

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

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:

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

OLD FLORIDA a 21st Century Interpretation, October 7 – November 11, 2016

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
October 7 – November 11, 2016

Longboat Key Center for the Arts presents Joseph Arnegger, Tim Jaeger and Tom Stephens in an exhibition.

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Longboat Key Center for the Arts will begin their Fall Season bringing together 3  top Florida artists who visually are interpreting the nostalgia, memory and visceral appeal of a Florida that once existed in our history, our community, and in our minds.  Come and experience their “Old Florida” inspirations and interpretations on canvas and with paint.

Tom Stephens Painting
Tom Stephens, Blue Bird, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72″ x 84″, 2016

“This exhibit will capture the vibrancy of Florida today interconnected with the intuitive, nostalgic and romantic notions equated to times passed”, stated Director, Jane Buckman of the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to exhibit 3 accomplished Ringling College alumni who have stayed in the area while pursuing their careers as working artists. It is a testimony to the conviction of their art to this location as well as the support of our community that keeps them here.”

Joseph Arnegger Painting
Joseph Arnegger, Into the Void


  • October 7, 5:30- 7:30 pm Opening Reception 
  • November 9, 6:30 – 8 pm. Closing/ Artist’s Talk Enjoy a moderated discussion with the artists as they talk about their process, point of view, lifestyles and engagement with our cultural coast! Light refreshments will be served.
Tim Jaeger Painting
Tim Jaeger, The Farmer’s Wife, mixed media on glass and board, 2015

RSVP your intention to attend by calling 941.383.2345 or by

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228

SARTQ: SMALL WORKS, July 29 — August 20, 2016

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The [blank] slate gallery is proud to present its first group exhibition by Sarasota’s contemporary arts collective, SARTQ.

SARTQ: SMALL WORKS features about twenty-five pieces from twelve artists. This exhibition’s conception began when Tim Jaeger, SARTQ Executive Director, and Rae Ramos, [blank] slate gallery’s Associate Director, met on Ringling College’s campus discussing how to get the two fairly new art entities more exposure in the art’s scene in Sarasota and its surrounding areas.
[blank] slate gallery first opened their doors in late 2014 in the trendy Historic Burns Court neighborhood of Sarasota.  In 2016, the gallery moved to a larger space a block away to offer a more accessible location for the community and to expand its wonderful collection of modern and contemporary artwork from emerging and established artists and to include fine jewelry, artisan jewelry and designer fashion for men and women.

Ramos, who organized the exhibition, was familiar with most of SARTQ’s artists’ works in large scale.  “I wanted to see their works in small scale and if their aesthetics would change when working smaller.  I’ve seen some fascinating works that are out of the norm from the participating artists and we’re really excited to display them at the gallery.”

Artists participating: Jeffery CornwellElena De La VilleZachary GillilandJoni Younkins-Herzog,
Tim JaegerCassia KiteJenny Medved, Laine NixonVicky RandallJavier RodriguezSteven Strenk, and Jill Taffet.

SARTQ: SMALL WORKS will be on view July 29 through August 20, with an opening reception to meet the artists on Friday, July 29, 5:30-8:30pm.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

SARTQ and the gallery asks for visitors and opening reception attendees to bring in a canned good that will be donated to a local foodbank.

Blank Slate Gallery is located at 538 south pineapple avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 . For further information, please call 941.312.5700. For the official Facebook Event Page, please visit

#postdigital at Art Center Sarasota, MAY 19, 2016

Art Center Sarasota

#postdigital will bring together the work of 27+ artists who employ digital technologies into their artistic practice. Many of the artists are affiliated with local institutions, including: Ringling College of Art and Design, New College of Florida, Faulhaber Fab Lab, and IMG Academy. The exhibition will take over three galleries at Art Center Sarasota.

Participating artists include: 

Claudia Cumbie Jones, 
Lance Ford Jones, 
Rick Herzog
, Mark Dancigers, 
Kim Anderson, 
Caui Lofgren, 
Cassia Kite Jaeger, 
Sarah Valdez, 
Caitlin Burns, 
Gigi Lage, 
Wesley Thorp, 
Eric Voorhis
, Sky Kistler, 
Davin Aberle
, Daniel Jeffers, 
Emily Rives, 
Ruzica Ivanovic, 
Celia Garcia Nogales, 
Hayley Denham, 
John Dillard, 
Jordan Daher, 
Nick ODonnell



Art Center Sarasota
707 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Swanson, De la Ville, featured in 10 x 10, March 3, 2016

The next 10×10 will take place from 5:30 to 7:00pm on Thursday March 3rd at the Herald-Tribune. Speakers will include Natalya Swanson and Elena De la Ville as well as artists, a futurist, the executive director of Suncoast Waterkeeper, a journalist, a political activist, Ringling College’s head of Fine Art, a former county commissioner, and an experimental musician.

10 x 10

10 x 10 – 10 speakers are invited to present 10 images. Slides advance automatically every 30 seconds in a fast paced informal event.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 (5:30 – 7:30pm)
Sarasota Herald Tribune, 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL
$10 entry fee

Educational Outreach: SARTQ Artist-in-Residence LBK, 2015

Educational Outreach: SARTQ’s Key Influence Residency at Longboat Key Center for the Arts

Q: What is an “Artist-in-Residence” program?
A: An Artist-in-residence program gives artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people an opportunity to spend time away from their usual creative environment and obligations. The program provides a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. It allows an individual to explore his/her practice within another community while meeting new people, using new materials and experiencing life in a new location. Artist residency programs emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture or environment that is meant to influence their art-making process and work.

Q: What is Interdisciplinary art? : Cassia Kite
A: Interdisciplinary Arts developed within the last 35 years with the advent of new materials and new media, such as video, performance art, multi-media installation, book arts and digital arts. Interdisciplinary Arts combine concepts, philosophies, processes and tools from a variety of disciplines and mediums that work together collaboratively.

Q: What is Botanical Art? : Daniel Miller
A: In botanical art – the emphasis is on the plant or flower but without the requirement for all the information required by the botanists. There’s more of an emphasis on the aesthetic value to be found in the plant or flower. Botanical art or botanical painting might be described as retaining a lot of the features of the technically correct illustrations while placing much more emphasis on aesthetics and artistry where possible.

Q: What is Multimedia art? : Elena De La Ville
A: The term multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media, combining visual art with non-visual elements (such as recorded sound), or with elements of the other arts such as literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or film.

Q: What is Gesture Drawing? : Javier Rodriguez
A: A gesture drawing is the laying in of the action, form, and pose of a model or figure. Typically, an artist draws a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, anywhere between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. The artist who undertakes gesture drawing also receives the benefits of self-training their drawing ability. This kind of very rapid drawing of the figure builds, through repetition, an instinctive understanding of human proportions, which may help the artist when working on more extended works.

Q: What is Photorealism? : Jenny Medved
A: Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium.

Q: What is Non-Objective Art? : Laine Nixon
A: Non-objective art is another way to refer to Abstract art or nonrepresentational art. Essentially, the artwork does not represent or depict a person, place or thing in the natural world. Usually, the content of the work is its color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale, and, in some cases, its process. Non-objective art can define a type of abstract art that is usually, but not always, geometric and aims to convey a sense of simplicity and purity.

Q: What is Assemblage? : Morgan Janssen
A: Assemblage is an artistic form or medium usually created on a defined surface, base or substrate that consists of three-dimensional elements projecting out of or from the surface, base or substrate. It is part of the visual arts and typically uses found objects, but is not limited to these materials. It is similar to collage, a two-dimensional medium.

Q: What is the role of the viewer in a multi-sensory installation? : Natalya Swanson
A: Multi-sensory art is created with the intent to heighten the viewer’s sensory responses. This technique is employed to evoke memories by appealing to multiple, or targeting specific, senses. Multi-sensory installations raise additional questions when the artist considers the role of the viewer. In these installations, the passive role of the viewer is abandoned as participation is unwittingly forced upon the viewer. Circumstances to consider are spatial awareness, synesthesia, proprioception, and somatosensory responses of the viewer.

Q: What is Contemporary Portrait Photography? : Noelle McCleaf
A: Artists using portraiture in photography today approach the medium in a variety of ways. The staged portrait is a portrait that is deliberately constructed by the artist, and often aims to communicate a story. The documentary portrait is perceived as being more true-to-life, with an approach similar to that of a street photographer or photojournalist. The photographer documents real life subjects without staging.

Q: What is Kinetic Art? : Steve Strenk
A: Kinetic art, particularly assemblage or sculpture, is made up of parts that are designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as light, air or the observer.

Q: What is Expressionism? : Tim Jaeger
A: Expressionism was a modernist art movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of emotional experience rather than physical reality.

Q: What is Site-specific Art? : Zach Gilliland
A: Site-specific Art is work that is created to exist in a certain place. Typically, the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork. The work of Site-specific art was created in the site and could only exist in such circumstances.


For more information about the residency, please view: SARTQ: Key Influence

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SARTQ Print Party 2016

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

Madeby Gallery presents: Little Peckers by Tim Jaeger, 2016

On Friday evening, January 15th from 4-7pm, MadeBy Gallery located on-campus at Ringling College of Art and Design invites the public to view the opening of Little Peckers: Small Poultry paintings by Tim Jaeger–paintings which are based on Sarasota artist Tim Jaeger’s personal history as well as his desire to contribute something to the history of art.

Little Pecker by Tim Jaeger
LP no 4, 10×10 by Tim Jaeger

Little Peckers opening reception, which coincides with Ringling Colleges’ popular Friday ArtWalk is family and open to all. There is no admission. For those who cannot attend the opening reception, MadeBy Gallery is opening Monday-Friday, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

“Until I began painting roosters, 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.”

About the Artist: Raised in Paducah, KY, Tim Jaeger moved Sarasota, FL in 1998 to earn his bachelors of arts from the Ringling College of Art + Design. Since graduating in 2002, Jaeger has emerged as a leading artist in South Florida and beyond. Currently, he continues to maintain his Sarasota studio while working towards engaging the community and fostering new artistic partnerships.

Jaeger’s paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections both in the United States and abroad. Jaeger’s work is represented locally by State of the Arts Gallery. For more information including additional paintings visit

SCF Faculty Exhibition

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will exhibit faculty members’ works in an exhibition in the Fine Art Gallery at SCF Bradenton, Building 11, 5840 26th St. W. The gallery will host an opening reception, which is open to the public, 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15. Admission is free.

A group of highly dedicated and innovative educators, SCF art faculty members will display examples of their latest traditional and nontraditional artistic creations in two and three dimensions. Faculty who will have works on display include William Corr, Kenneth Erickson, Peter Gedeon, Jackie Henson-Dacey, Sherri Hill, Brenda McArthur, Noelle McCleaf, Margy Rich, Jason Stockman, Danni Sullivan, Jamie Tracy, Sue Turconi, Drew Webster and Joni Younkins-Herzog.

Margy Rich, State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery
Faculty member Margy Rich will be among those displaying works in the exhibition at State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery Jan. 15-Feb. 12

Exhibit dates are Jan. 15 – Feb. 12; closed Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The Fine Art Gallery is on the north side of Building 11 (Neel Performing Arts Center), off 60th Avenue West between 26th and 34th streets, accessible from parking lot H. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225; email; or visit Maps and directions are online at

Zachary Gillilland presenting at the Projects in FATVillage

“Nocturnes V: The Second Life of Trees” at the Projects in FATVillage

October 31 – December 11, 2015

Every October for the past five years, curators Leah Brown and Peter Symons have exhibited a show in the “Nocturnes” Series. Previous years’ themes have included the Day of the Dead, Monsters, Hyperstitions, and always have an air of mystery, the supernatural, and the strange. Nocturnes V: The Second Life of Trees is an exhibition-turned-forest, where each invited artist has created work that responds to the theme either materially through works made of wood or paper, or is creating a tree-inspired form, or recreating a forest experience. The resulting exhibition relies on light and shadow and form to give the viewer an immersion into a new kind of forest, where objects retain a glimmer of the life from which they have been reincarnated, imbued now with intent and significance.

Several works are made specifically for this exhibition, including: a site-specific installation of bent strips of wood by Zachary Gilliland.

About the GALLERY:
The Projects is an 8000 square foot warehouse gallery, in the heart of FATVillage Arts District (Flagler Arts and Technology Village), the impetus for Fort Lauderdale’s ever-growing arts community. Monthly last-Saturday Artwalks run shuttles between clusters of artist’s studios, galleries & creative businesses throughout Flagler village. This unique exhibition space allows artists to make very large or very tall artworks.

For more information, please visit:

The Projects
FATVillage Arts District
521 NW 1st Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301