APRIL 29TH, 2017

We can’t believe it’s been a year already! We’re ready to party with you April 29 at Mandeville Beer Garden for SARTQ’s 9th Annual Print Party. Come prepared with new, old, used, and forgotten clothing to make new again. For $5 per print, you can get a custom, one-of-a-kind design from one (or all) of the SARTQ Artist Members.

Celebrate art with music, food and brews at the 9th annual SARTQ Print Party, hosted by Mandeville Beer Garden!

Bring tshirts, shorts, skirts, baby clothes, dog shirts… anything that you can lay flat and will absorb ink! Choose from 15 different original screenprinting designs made by 10 unique artists, as well as a special Mandeville silkscreen just for the event! Bring the kids, and have creative fun with your choices!

Date: SATURDAY, April 29th, 2017
Time: 11am-7pm
Each print only $5
Bring your own items or purchase a blank t-shirt to print at the event.

428 N. LEMON AVE. SRQ 34236

32 beers + Kombucha on tap. New beers daily.
Outside Garden with picnic table seating,
Ping Pong and Cornhole Toss.


Do you like to volunteer?

SARTQ couldn’t do this without you. Our volunteers help us keep up with the crowds and motivate us to stay on our feet. Visit our website and fill out our form now, we need all the help we can get! sartq.org/volunteer/

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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1746976118909320/

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 emailingLBKCA@ringling.edu

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 http://www.blankslategallery.com 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/642978652533863/

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 www.regeaj.com

“Here and Now” by Kevin Costello

HERE AND NOW: 16 Artists of SaRtQ curated by Danny Olda

Tim Jaeger’s tireless effort to promote contemporary art in Sarasota is paying off with SaRtQ’s collective exhibit HERE AND NOW at State of the Arts, Gallery C, 1549 State Street. Central to the success of SaRtQ, is Jaeger’s organizational ability and grasp of the dynamics of diplomacy when negotiating 16 different visions of art.

Diversity and freshness of ideas is exhibited in HERE AND NOW. Aside from Jaeger, credit also should be given to the entrepreneurial skills of gallery owners Tre Michel and David Steiner and the curator Danny Olda. Michel and Steiner are celebrating ten years of State Of The Arts Gallery and in that time have given our arts community significant exhibits.

Beliefs have one distinguishing feature that makes them different to empirical ideas: beliefs (good or ill) are fixed in our thoughts and have a tendency to be indifferent to reconsideration in the face of facts. In psychology this is referred to as “information bias”: unshakable beliefs in abstractions that cannot be physically verified but seek out justification in other subjective/aesthetic judgments. Whereas ideas rooted in science are mutable and opened to change due to new discoveries. Beliefs are free but facts are sacred.

The fission in HERE AND NOW is between the beliefs around the various styles and the physical truths of their manufacture. These paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints have a confluence of mediating energies. These works oscillate between numerous aesthetic polarities such as irony, parody and the multiplicity of images in the computer age as in Metamodernism.

Metamodernism is a new philosophy of aesthetics that can best be described as an emerging mediation, challenge/extension of the combined intentions of modernism and postmodernism.
A multifaceted approach to art making in the age of the netizen—absorbing and restating new accelerating concepts and images at a speed new to the world and art communities.

HERE AND NOW challenges the often-expressed false opinion that Sarasota nurtures visual art. In the past, with the exceptions of a few galleries, Sarasota has been presented with undemanding pastiches of previous ideas and styles—not the memes of the here and now! This exhibit is a new and fresh departure from this paradigm. These artists present ideas that include variances on Metamodernism from references to 19th C. lyrical romanticism in figurative drawing, to late 20th C. conceptual photography, crazy/beautiful Rube Goldberg machines, and small (Vita Morte) objects, that restate 20th C. surrealism with the metaphysics of 17th C. still life’s, together with exquisite earth-glazed ceramics that are of our time and all our times to come. The exhibit also includes delicate geometric welded steel bas-reliefs that are postmodern Mandalas. There are numerous experiments in portraiture that appropriates romantic investigations into insanity and refreshing reflections on the psychic fragmentation of pop art: it’s all here for the individual who goes beyond looking and sees the multiple images and ideas of our time.

This event gives substance to the often-expressed opinion that Sarasota is a cultural community, but unfortunately for economics reasons priority is given almost exclusively to the art forms based in the written word such as film, opera and theater that are entertainment forms of art that generate immediate financial gain. This is not the case with visual arts that requires long-term exposure to the implicit ideas of art and faith in the artist sincerity. Therefore, the long-term advantage to a community in investing in visual art requires patient persuasion and education of the public by the galleries and art institutions of which there are many. Otherwise over time Sarasota looses its young visual talents to other cities. This situation has continued for decades in this city.

New entrepreneurs to the city are looking to give grace and energy to their homes and have no artistic preconceptions. Until this city finds a way to cultivate these young professionals to match the courage of these SaRtQ artists and give them patronage this community will be stunted, because art is a well-known generator of economic wealth.

A collector with new art in their home will have something visually worth sharing that will stimulate conversation and refreshing dialogue in the interchange of ideas with friends. It should be remembered that economic growth in a community could be an indication to some extent of a positive integration of intellectual ideas between business and visual arts.

In short, artists and entrepreneurs should understand that the future belongs to the bold.

Kevin Costello
August, 2015

HERE AND NOW: SARTQ Contemporary Art Exhibition, 2015

Here and Now is open now through August 29th. For private viewings or questions please call (941) 955-2787

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday (11am – 4pm),
Saturday (9am – 1pm)
Address: 1549 State Street, Sarasota, FL

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.


OPENING RECEPTION: August 15, 2015 (6pm – 9pm)