VISUALLY SPEAKING

Exhibitions on View

JANUARY 28 - March 5, 2016

Opening Reception January 28 | 5-8pm | Free and Open to the Public

Open Critque January 26  | 6-8pm | Free and Open to the Public

Click Here for Juried Awards

 

GALLERY ONE


SARTQ: PRINT EXHIBIT

 

SARTQ:Print features small-scale, limited-edition prints by the 15 members of this dynamic local artist collective. This is SARTQ's first all-print exhibition and it reflects their dedication to the medium. The 24” x 30” works are created using traditional and non- traditional print-making methods.

Dustin Juengel, Art Center Sarasota's exhibitions curator says, “the prints are unified through their common size and framing instead turning the focus to the diversity of the SARTQ artists and their different printing styles and methods."
SARTQ members include Jeffery Cornwell, Elena De La Ville, Larry Forgard, Zachary Gilliland, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Tim Jaeger, Cassia Kite, Andrew Long, Noelle McCleaf, Jenny Medved, Daniel Miller, Laine Nixon, Javier Rodriguez, Steven Strenk and Natalya Swanson.

 

SARTQ will feature its seventh annual Print Party, an event offering the public a chance to interact with art and artists, Saturday, February 13, 3-7 p.m. The SARTQ Print Party offers an opportunity for the public to have items they bring in to be printed for $5 on the spot. This free event includes live music, food for purchase and the opportunity to meet the artists of SARTQ and enjoy the other exhibitions currently on view at the center.

“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.”

 

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Daniel Miller

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GALLERY TWO


SPECTRUM

 

Spectrum is an experimental installation that embeds the independent work of three artists—Jackson Petty, Leah Rosenberg, and Nathan Skiles— within the "context of installations of visual and thematic patterns created by each artist," says exhibit coordinator Nathan Skiles. The works include new paintings and a textual wall installation by Petty, multicolored paint forms/sculpture and a striped wall work evoking remembered color by Rosenberg, with new collages and a large-scale vinyl wall application by Skiles.
"While each of us looks to visual and logical patterns for inspiration and context, Jackson's fascination with language and brain games evokes a playful antagonism between the structure of the game and the agency of the player," says Stiles. "Leah engages the complex workings of human emotion and the pursuit of happiness through color, form, flavor and arrangement, and I mine traditional arts and crafts to find lingering and vestigial meaning laying dormant and hiding in plain sight."

Sarasota resident Nathan Skiles graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design (Fine Arts) and Montclair State University (Studio Art) and exhibits his work at galleries and arts centers around the country. For his most recent series, "Will the Circle be Unbroken," his work incorporates a range of symbolic motifs to create a repository for diverse elements to co-exist and cross-contaminate in open-ended relationships. Info: www.nathanskiles.com.

A graduate of Ringing College of Art and Design, Jackson Ray Petty lives and works in Los Angeles. His artwork explores the potentiality of intention, often by referencing widely recognized systems, such as puzzle games, and exploiting the physicality of materials. Info: www.jacksonraypetty.com.

Using painting, sculpture, installation and pastry, San Francisco resident Leah Rosenberg explores how color, form, flavor and arrangements affect human emotion. Info: www.leahrosenberg.com.

 

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Leah Rosenberg

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Nathan Skiles Will the Circle be Unbroken


Gallery THREE


 ASALH: BLACK MUSE 2016

 

ASALH: Black Muse 2016” is a curated exhibit of the member artists of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Art Center Sarasota hosts this annual exhibition to highlight ASALH’s member artists. This exhibition covers a wide array of media, from painting and drawing to sculpture.

 

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Gallery FOUR

 

VISUALLY SPEAKING

An open, all media, all subject juried exhibition

Only VISUALLY SPEAKING will close on February 27 in order to install FAB (Fabulous Art Boutique)

Jurors:

Zach Gilliland and Javier Rodriguez

Local Artists & Members of SARTQ


 

First Place:

Dion Kurczek
Écarté 


 

Second Place:

Amy Ernst
Moon Scape 


 

Third Place:

Wendy Winkler
Young Giraffe 


 

Art & Frame Merit Awards:

Jerome Chesley & Brian Bailey


 

Honorable Mentions:
 Steve Blumenthal, Peter Christ, Kathryn Erickson, Jean Germain,
To-Tam Gerwe, Nancy B. Hall, Marjorie Hallett, Cheryl Jorgensen, Judy Just,
 Dirce Kennedy, Marianthe Pastore, Joan S. Peters, Tony Pugliese,
Doreen Renner, Gregg Stecker, Dotty Terry