Deborah Brisker Burk
Jan
6
5:30 pm17:30

Deborah Brisker Burk

Join us for an artist "MEET & GREET" with Deborah Brisker Burk to meet the artist and view and discuss a wonderful collection of her abstract and figurative art.

A Washington, DC native, Deborah Brisker Burk is an award winning artist who has been creating art since childhood. She has worked in a range of media including sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing. Her current paintings are mixed media on canvas and paper. Ms. Burk’s work has been featured in numerous galleries, collections and exhibitions in the U.S., Israel, Canada, Russia, Egypt and India. Exhibits include solo shows at the The Marin Price Galleries, Parish Gallery, The Charles Sumner Museum, Philip Morton Gallery, Har Shalom Gallery and The Framer’s Choice.  Currently, Ms. Burk work may be seen at: Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth, Delaware and Marin Price Galleries in Chevy Chase, Md.,  Blank Slate Gallery in Sarasota, Fl., Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, De. , William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, and the William Ris II Gallery in Jamesport, Long Island, N.Y.

Ms. Burk earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from GWU.  Publications include the Cape Gazette in De., and a review in the Washington Gazette for her latest show at Marin Price Galleries. Her Zenith Gallery exhibit garnered a large photo of her artwork and review in The Washington Post by critic, Mark Jenkins. Past exhibits have resulted in “top pick,” and other positive critiques from The Washington Post. Brisker-Burk’s work has been featured in the City Paper, Md. Gazette, Potomac Almanac,  as well as in reviews by Robert Dunlop, WETA art critic, and JoAnne Lewis, art critic from the Post. Curators from Corcoran, National Museum for Women in the Arts and the Hirshorn have juried her work in numerous exhibits. Ms. Burk has served as a local juror, and in pursuit of fresh artistic ideas, she has traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Caribbean, Europe, Australia and Russia.

Dane Tilghman
Nov
4
Nov 24

Dane Tilghman

  • Blank Slate Gallery

Dane Tilghman returns to the gallery with all new works from his Americana, Jazz/Blues, and Sports series of African American paintings.  See our Facebook page for more information and a video interview with Dane Tilghman.

Gay Germain 'Sculpture Garden Conversation'
Oct
1
Oct 29

Gay Germain 'Sculpture Garden Conversation'

  • Blank Slate Gallery

The [blank] slate gallery is pleased to present its October exhibition “Sculpture Garden Conversations”, a six-year work in progress series by Sarasota artist Gay Germain.  A meet and greet with the artist will be held October 14 during Burns Court’s Second Friday “Sip & Stroll” 5 to 8 pm.

Sculpture Garden Conversations is a healthy chat with contradiction, where hard edges meet soft forms and large shapes wear delicate lines.  Choosing specific forms, colors, lines, patterns and spacial divisions creates both harmony and discord.  Using landscape elements as well as "characters" throughout her work, one may notice that some of these elements 'cuddle up' with each other while others appear to turn away toward other possibilities.  They are all pieces of Germain’s artistic language: a visual mix of form and design that utilizes abstract and geometric shapes to express her thoughts and emotions.

In this body of work, consisting of mixed-media paintings and sculptures made of bent wood (knots) and concrete (characters), Germain uses a multi-media approach to escape the limitations of a single medium. She began the series with paintings, then utilized bent wood and carved concrete to extend her creative experience. These additional media provided a vehicle for tactile exploration of the ideas expressed through the painted works of this series. Collectively entitled Sculpture Garden Conversations, this multi-media approach greatly enhances the depth and breadth of the original paintings while supporting her desire to work in a process that is free from boundaries.

Gay Germain is an award winning artist whose work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at the following museums and galleries:

NAWA – National Association of Women Artists, West Palm Beach Armory, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Fine Art, Tarpon Springs, FL,  50th Founders Juried Exhibition, von Leibig Arts Center, Naples, FL, Ringling College of Art + Design, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL, and the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, FL.

Germain’s work is in private and public collections throughout the United States.

The exhibition at [blank] slate gallery is October 1 though 29 with the ‘meet & greet’ artist’s reception Friday, October 14 5:00-8:00pm in conjunction with Burns Court’s Second Fridays “Sip & Stroll”.  Everyone is welcome.

SARTQ Small Works
Jul
29
Aug 20

SARTQ Small Works

  • Blank Slate Gallery

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

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 Cornwell, Elena De La Ville, Zachary Gilliland, Joni Younkins-Herzog, Tim Jaeger, Cassia Kite, Jenny Medved, Laine Nixon, Vicky Randall, Javier Rodriguez, Steven 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. [blank] slate gallery’s next exhibition will be “The Russian Collection – Reflections of People, Land & Life”, a private collection of 31 original oil paintings from Russia spanning between 1941-1997 – which begins October 1. It’s not to be missed. Visit www.blankslategallery.com for more information.

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.

Press contact: Rae Ramos, ramos@blankslategallery.com, 941.312.5700

'Summer Blues'
Jun
24
Jul 23

'Summer Blues'

  • Blank Slate Gallery

Multiple artists - all works with multiple colors of blue being dominate.

Burns Court 8th Annual Sidewalk Sale
Apr
15
Apr 16

Burns Court 8th Annual Sidewalk Sale

Downtown in Historic Burns Court

300 to 600 block of South Pineapple Avenue Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16 10am-4pm.

A collection of Sarasota’s most unique boutiques, shops & galleries are joining together to bring you the best ‘steals & deals’ of the season for our 8th annual “Sidewalk Sale”

PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

Awesome Orchids

Ally Cat

Pineapple Bay Trading

Starflowers

Farmhouse Frocks

Treat Boutique

Essentials

Blank Slate Gallery

Clever Rose

L Boutique

Rustic Rooster 

Chryssa Wolfe Opening Reception
Mar
25
5:30 pm17:30

Chryssa Wolfe Opening Reception

Join us Friday, March 25 for the opening of the fabulous Chryssa Wolfe show.  Renowned architect, designer, builder and artist, Chryssa Wolfe brings large scale, beautiful and colorful works to Sarasota.  Come meet that fascinating artist and enjoy her new work.  Show runs through mid April.  Check our her video interview in Washington, DC:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA8cjIQ-FhM

THE BIG LITTLE MOVE - January 2016
Jan
8
Jan 31

THE BIG LITTLE MOVE - January 2016

More to come on this one - but we're SO excited to be moving one block north to 538 S. Pineapple Avenue in January - into the current Amanda Vincent Studio/Salon space.  Check back for more information and our opening night party plans!

2nd Annual Burns Court Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Dec
11
5:00 pm17:00

2nd Annual Burns Court Holiday Scavenger Hunt

It's the December Second Friday Sip & Stroll night in Burns Court - with our annual holiday scavenger hunt!

Join the fun and festivities....and the chance to win prizes while enjoying the tastes and sounds of the seasons at many participating businesses in Historic Burns Court.  Be prepared for good cheer!!!

[blank] slate gallery will be featuring the work of Sarasota's own Scott Causey, who's high gloss ceramic animal sculptures are collected world-wide.  Additionally featured artists:  John Whitney, Mariah Fee and Ward Ellinger.

Scott Causey - Opening Reception
Dec
9
5:30 pm17:30

Scott Causey - Opening Reception

Join us to welcome Sarasota's own, renowned, award-winning ceramicist/sculptor Scott Causey.  A variety of his wonderful high gloss ceramic animals will be on display - just in time for the holidays - December 9 through January 1.  Complimenting the walls for this show, paintings by Ward Ellinger, Mariah Fee and John Whitney!

Dane Tilghman Show
Mar
13
Mar 14

Dane Tilghman Show

Join Artist Dane Tilghman for a two-night wine and hors d’oeuvres opening reception to meet the artist and view forty of his new works 5pm to 8pm Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.   Dane will feature works from his "Americana", "Sports" (for all of you Spring Training fans) and "Jazz & Blues" series!

A portion of the sales from both evenings is going to support the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Sarasota.  Founded in December 1999, the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's mission has always been to produce shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, support and develop African-American artists, and build the self-esteem of African-American youth.  With their current revue “Jazz Hot Mamas” in mind, Dane Tilghman will also feature a surprise painting of a female jazz legend.

Show runs through the end of March.

Burns Court's Second Friday
Mar
13
5:00 pm17:00

Burns Court's Second Friday

Joins us for Burn Court's Second Fridays (Sip & Stroll) in March, themed "A Toast To The Arts" 5pm-8pm.  Participating retailers will have refreshments and art on display.  Pick up a card at any retailer, visit all fourteen participants and receive a chance to win a $125 Gift Certificate to the retailer of your choice.  JOIN US!

Paint-A-Piece Workshop
Feb
10
10:00 am10:00

Paint-A-Piece Workshop

PAINT A PIECE WORKSHOP in conjunction with RUSTIC ROOSTER!  

Bring a small piece to paint - e.g., frame, lamp or any small piece of furniture and transform it with Annie Sloan chalk paint®.  In three hours, you will be instructed by a certified chalk paint® stockist on how to use the paint and waxes for the best results.  Remember the paint adheres to glass, plastic, metal and most other surfaces. This is our most popular workshop and space is limited.  Call for reservations 941 366 8485!

Burns Court Scavenger Hunt
Dec
12
5:00 pm17:00

Burns Court Scavenger Hunt

Join the fun and festivities....and the chance to win prizes while enjoying the tastes and sounds of the seasons at 12 participating businesses in Historic Burns Court.  Be prepared for good cheer!!!

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Opening Day

We will be open to the public October 1 at 10am.  We will still be in 'draft' mode, but hope you'll stop in to see us.  An official 'grand opening' for a later date will be announced in the near future.