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Art Talk: Bill Hartman - Living in the World of the Sarasota Artist Colony

Bill Hartman is a monumental contributor to the Sarasota visual arts community. A soft-spoken man, Bill (William) wears many hats and wears them well. He is an art dealer and sole owner of the William Hartman Gallery on Palm Avenue, which has flourished for over 40 years. He is an archival frame maker, a historian, collector, and cataloguer of Florida artists with a specialty in the Sarasota Artists’ Colony. 

His father was William Hartman, artist, teacher, and founder of the Hartman School of Art. His mother Marty, an artist and teacher, was the founder of the Petticoat Painters. Bill is also a founding member of the Sarasota Art Museum. Bill describes his mother as an amateur archivist, saving everything from photos, newspaper clippings, and Christmas cards that were handmade by the members of the Artists’ Colony.

Growing up in the ‘60s, Bill was in the center of this exciting world of art. He has documented this time period with an exciting presentation.

Join us for a captivating art talk where Bill will share first-hand what it was like living in the world of the Sarasota Artists’ Colony. For this event, Bill will also be displaying a few works of the Colony artists from his gallery during the art talk.

Event Information

Event Date 02-17-2023 4:00 pm
Event End Date 02-17-2023 6:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cut off date 02-16-2023 11:30 pm
Location Arts Advocates Gallery, The Crossings at Siesta Key mall

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Arts Advocates member $20.00
Non-member $25.00

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