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SARTQ: Collaboration

13-15 August 2020 11-4pm

Opening + community gathering Friday 7 August 6-8pm
SPAACES, 2087 Princeton Street, Sarasota, FL 34237

SARTQ: Collaboration is an exhibition that was conceived several years ago and began to take shape in early March 2020 as a partnership with the SPAACES contemporary project gallery. The show’s intent is to work with artists outside of our membership to foster collaboration, community, and experimentation. As the partnerships and ideas were being forged, the first cases of the Coronavirus were being identified in our area.

We decided to proceed, slowly and with caution, taking things one step at a time and staying flexible. As with the rest of the world, a big part of working together became a virtual exercise–in some ways simplifying the process and in other ways making it more difficult and complicated. Some chose to collaborate with artists closest to them, working with spouses, roommates, or friends. Some honored collaborations already in place, giving voice to their collaborating partners through their work. While others put projects on hold, accepting that good ideas would have to wait.

Collaboration implies an assumption of positive intent and outcome. It strengthens the idea that sometimes things work out better if we work on them together; the practice of sharing freely thoughts, ideas and methods; the willingness to allow ourselves to be positively influenced by our friends, family, peers, and community; the ability to make space for others to be seen and heard.

SARTQ: 600°

July 26-28 2019

Opening + community gathering Saturday July 27 7-9:00pm
600 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Please join us for the collective’s summer pop-up exhibition, “SARTQ:600°” in the Rosemary District! The exhibition title plays off on the address of the building that’s hosting the exhibition (600 Central Ave) and the Sarasota summer heat (degrees). The exhibition will be on view  26-28 July, with an exhibition opening and community party on Saturday 27 July from 7-9pm. Food trucks and music will be part of the art filled experience. 


We’d like to thank DreamLarge for letting us use their space for our summer exhibition.

11th Annual Print Party

Saturday, March 9 2019 at Mandeville Beer Garden 
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

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 at one our favorite spots in town, Mandeville Beer Garden. Once again, each of our 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!


Designated Drawing

Saturday, November 17 2018 at Mandeville Beer Garden 
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Designated Drawing events are designed to bring local artists together. Simply bring a sketchbook, buy a beer, and start connecting. Anyone is welcome to attend and participate.