SARTQ Small Works

  • Blank Slate Gallery 538 South Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States

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 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,, 941.312.5700