Strenk-25
“Secret spot w/ Matteo / Acrylic on wood / 27” x 27” / SOLD
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sARTq Print Party

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.

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.

Print Exhibit

print exhibit 2016

January 28 – March 05, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28 • 5-8pm

Featuring small-scale, limited-edition prints by 12 members of the dynamic local artist collective. This is SARTQ’s first all-print exhibition and it reflects their dedication to the medium. The 30” x 24” works are created using traditional and non-traditional print-making methods.

“The prints are unified through their common size and framing, directing the focus to the diversity of the SARTQ artists and their different printing styles and methods.” – Dustin Juengel, Curator

SARTQ exhibiting members include Elena De La Ville, Larry Forgard, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Tim Jaeger, Cassia Kite, Noelle McCleaf, Jenny Medved, Daniel Miller, Laine Nixon, Javier Rodriguez, Steven Strenk, and Natalya Swanson.

Four Artist / Four Walls

4walls

Ringling College of Art and Design

August 21–September 22.  GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.

The walls of the Basch Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design have been transformed by four artists: Dustin Jeungel (west wall), Patrick Lindhardt (south wall and out the door), Nathan Skiles (east wall) and Steven Strenk (north wall.)  Each artist chose one of the walls in the gallery as the ground for their exploration of the exercise of drawing.  They have been challenged by the scale of the room and the dimensions of the walls.  The drawings will only exist for one month and then will disappear. Each artist was free to make decisions regarding subject matter, materials and the impermanence of their creation.  Each of the artists exceeded the expectations of what they might accomplish.  Each wall is extraordinary on its own and together the four approaches energize the room with the creativity of each artist’s unique response.

Now that the artists have completed their work it is interesting to reflect on the history of wall drawing.  In the 1940s wall drawings were discovered on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France.  These are believed to be over 17,000 years old and include depictions of animals, human figures and abstract signs.  How coincidental that these four artists have included similar subject matter on the walls of this room.  Drawing on these walls this past week our artists have continued an approach to making art that we can find more recently in Ancient Greece (1500 B.C.E.,) Egypt (1400 B.C.E.,) and Italy (500 B.C.E. -1500 C.E.)

– Mark Ormond, Curator of Exhibitions