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This episode we talk to Web Developer & Visual Artist, Daniel Miller. We discuss the genesis of his journey through the dark punishment of Hades, otherwise known as New Jersey, to his ascension in the ironically and literally on fire State of Florida. We go into the details of his career path, from assembling computers to a notably successful entrepreneurial freelance career. We reveal the passion that paid for his tuition to theRingling College of Art & Design, and assisted in making him a leader of the Sarasota art scene.

Show Notes

Sarasota Printmaking Exhibition

SARTQ will be presenting a print show at Art Center Sarasota on January 28, 2016 from 5pm – 7pm. The exhibit runs until March 5, and we’ll be having our annual Print Party (more info coming soon) at Art Center Sarasota on February 13.

Daniel Miller, Linoleum Block Print
Linoleum block process photo showing finished inked block ready for printing.
Daniel Miller, SARTQ, Linoleum Block Print
Linoleum block print top layer for collaboration print between Tim Jaeger and Daniel Miller.
Tim Jaeger, Daniel Miller, Print Collaboration
Final print collaboration between Tim Jaeger (bottom image) and Daniel Miller (block print layer)
Daniel Miller, Silk Screen Preparation
Silk screen preparation with drawing ready for fill. Also in the photo is the original drawing, as well as other screens ready in the background.
Daniel Miller, Silkscreen rosebush
Process photo showing first screen print of rosebush by Daniel Miller.
Daniel Miller, rosebush, silkscreen print
Process photo of four-screen screen print of rosebush showing all layers by Daniel Miller.
Daniel Miller, Silk Screen, Print, Rosebush
Final four-screen screen print of rosebush by Daniel Miller.

SARTQ Print Exhibit
January 28 – March 05, 2016
Opening Reception: January 28 / 5-7pm
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL

SARTQ translates GREEN

In conjunction with the Englewood Art Center’s 2015-2016 Exhibition season Fifty Shades of Green, members of the Sarasota Contemporary Art Collective, SARTQ, translate the concept of Green. View SARTQ’s multiple interpretations of Green-from environmental to color depictions- in this diverse multimedia small works exhibition located in EAC’s Mitchell Gallery.

daniel miller, mable ringling rose
32″ x 38″
Acrylic on Canvas
“The rose bush presented in this exhibition is one of the oldest plants on the grounds of the Ringling Museum. It is located on the west side of Mable’s Rose Garden.”- DANIEL MILLER

Exhibit runs November 3 – December 16, 2015

SARTQ, Englewood Art Center

Englewood Art Center
350 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Vegan Buffalo Mozzarella

This recipe originated from one of Miyoko’s Kitchen cookbooks on cheese.

vegan cheese
Photo by Natalya Swanson

Vegan Buffalo Mozzarella

1 cup plain, unsweetened coconut yogurt
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 12 hours and drained
1 cup water, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
1 tablespoon agar powder

Combine the yogurt, cashews, a half cup of the water, and salt in a blender and process until emulsified. Transfer to a container, cover loosely, and set aside (at room temperature) for 12 to 24 hours until slightly tangy. Whisk in the tapioca flour.

Combine the agar and remaining half cup of water in a small saucepan. Whisk together. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the yogurt mixture and mix well with a whisk. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is smooth, glossy, and stretchy.

Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Using an ice cream scooper (or large spoon), drop balls of the cheese into the ice bath. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes until firm.

Key Influence: Daniel Miller

Key Influence is a sneak-peak inside the artist’s world, from inspiration to completion all created from an unprecedented 2 month residency at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. With glimpses into the studio through video, materials samples and actual vignettes from the artists’ workspaces, SARTQ strives to demystify art as well as the techniques used to make it. The finished artworks will be exhibited alongside these process pieces, bringing the experience of the viewer full-circle.

Daniel Miller, Small hibiscus painting

Daniel Miller, Botanical Painting Pair

SARTQ 2015 residency at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts which took place, August – October 30, 2015.

For information about the exhibit, visit http://sartq.org/key-influence/

Presenting sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design

September 26 – October 31, 2015
Opening reception: October 9 (6-9pm)
Open Studios: September 26 (2-4pm)
Panel Discussion: October 21 (6:30-8pm)

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228

Natalya Swanson, a perpetual state of cloudiness

Installation view of Natalya Swanson’s, ‘a perpetual state of cloudiness’. SARTQ 2015 residency at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts which took place, August – October 30, 2015. For more information visit: http://natalyaswanson.com, or http://sartq.org.

For information about the exhibit, visit http://sartq.org/key-influence/

Scary Movie Poster Show

A Style Raggs production, Scary Movie Poster Show is a themed art show consisting of 21 local artists creating their own original art based on themes surrounding scary movie posters. Artists from Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg are exploring an array of 2-D mediums in their individual style for this show. Art will range from a literal rendition of a specific scary movie to creating an image based on the concept of the theme.


Opening Night | 10.17.15 | 7-10p
First Friday Seminole Heights | 11.06.15 | 7-10p
Closing Night | 11.13.15 | 7-10p

The art show will be held at Tin & TONIK, the newest addition to Seminole Heights as a barbershop, beauty shop, and art parlor.

For more information, please visit styleraggs.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/530849660398191/

SARTQ & LBKCA – Key Influence

Through the KEYhole / SARTQ Open Studios

Saturday, September 26 (2-4pm)

Stop by LBKCA on Saturday afternoon for unfettered access to the SARTQ artists as they demystify the artistic process for their KEY inspired works. Light refreshments will be served.

KEY Influence Opening Reception

Friday, October 9 (6-9pm)

Experience the unveiling of the SARTQ collection of contemporary, LBK inspired works including video, material samples of actual vignettes from the artist’s LBKCA workspaces. Light refreshments and music performed by Bill Buchman will make ehis a festive, inspiring and though provoking experience. Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of SMOA will be on hand to introduce the artists.

Key Influence Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 21 (6:30-8pm)

Engage with SARTQ artists and hear more about the SARTQ non-profit initiative, contemporary arts in the region, and their artistic goals for our community. Christopher Jones, Assistant Curator at The Ringling Museum will be the Moderator for this informative evening.

SARTQ, Sarasota Visual Art Collective, Longboat Key Center for the Arts

To RSVP: Call 941-383-2345 or email LBKCA@ringling.edu

Longboat Key Center for the Arts
6860 Longboat Key Drive South
Longboat Key, FL 34228

HERE AND NOW: SARTQ Contemporary Art Exhibition

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.

Here and Now (front)

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, Nathan Wilson, Noelle McCleaf, Steven Strenk, Tim Jaeger, Zachary Gilliland, and curated by Danny Olda

SARTQ events and exhibitions are suitable for all ages and accessible to everyone in the community.


OPENING RECEPTION: August 15, 2015 (6pm – 9pm)
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday (11am – 4pm)
Address: 1525 State Street, Sarasota, FL