February Ringling Underground: Artist Statements

For the February 2016 Ringling Underground, I wanted to focus on contemporary Florida artists exploring the medium of clay. Ceramics are sorely underrepresented in the contemporary art scene, as many cling to outdated beliefs that ceramic art falls into the category of craft. Artists Jenn Ryann Miller, Sharon Norwood, and Cheyenne Rudolph are challenging these beliefs by Read More >

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Ringling Underground: Photography in the Courtyard

RINGLING UNDERGROUND: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COURTYARD Thursday, October 1, 2015: 8 – 11 p.m. All who have experienced The Ringling museum’s courtyard can agree that an appropriate adjective to describe the space might be “grandiose.” When exhibiting against a backdrop of pink marble and bronze statues, towering, three-dimensional artworks tend to attract the most attention from Read More >

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SARTQ: HERE AND NOW: Statement from Curator Danny Olda

SARTQ: HERE AND NOW Public Opening Reception: Saturday, August 15: 6-9PM 1525 State St., Sarasota, FL The greatest challenge in curating this exhibition is perhaps also the greatest strength of SaRtQ: the collective’s diversity of artists and their practices. Collectives often assemble with extremely like-minded artists, forming groups that are homogenous to a fault. However, SaRtQ Read More >

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SARTQ, Sarasota’s local popular artist collective has reemerged. The now redesigned 501c3 network of accomplished Sarasota and Manatee artists invites you to their first 2015 exhibition. Featuring artists include: Andrew Long, Cassia Kite, Caui Lofgren, Daniel Miller, Elena De La Ville, Javier Rodriguez, Jenny Medved, Joseph Arnegger, Laine Nixon, Larry Forgard, Morgan Janssen, Natalya Swanson, Read More >

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Harvey Milk Festival Equality Gallery

The Harvey Milk Festival Equality Gallery will be on view at the HuB in Sarasota, Florida from May 15 – May 29, 2015. An opening reception will take place on May 15 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Visitors to the gallery will experience two- and three-dimensional artworks exploring themes of identity, sexuality, and the queer movement. Read More >

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Ringling Underground: Spring 2015

As the Artist Liaison for the Ringling Underground series, I organize and curate the art component for the events. The exhibiting artists are local or regional contemporary artists, exemplified by their innovating techniques and application of materials.

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Natalya Swanson