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