Monday, December 29, 2008

Show Dates : April 1 - April 26, 2009
Deadline for Entries: January 13, 2009
Artists' Reception & Gallery Talk:
April 13, 2009, 6-8pm; Gallery Talk at 7pm
New! Apply online

Entry Fee: $35

Reclaimed, an exhibition that focuses on everyday common objects that are reclaimed, recycled, reinterpreted and transformed into art. From Marcel Duchamp’s “ready-mades” to Robert Rauschenberg’s “combines”, artists have been for years recycling and reclaiming everyday common objects and transforming them into something new and unique. This exhibition is open to all artists nationally and internationally to submit work that has been reclaimed and transformed into their own personal artistic statement.

Juror: Steven and Linda Krensky
Steven and Linda Krensky are avid art collectors and gallery owners. They have a contemporary art gallery in Baltimore known as Light Street Gallery. The gallery came about for their need for more space so that they could continue to collect art but also to help promote artists.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Because ten heads are better than one… (little berlin seeks new members)

A time of change is in the air in our country and at little berlin. We are reformatting the gallery and forming a new creative team and we would like to extend an invitation to you to join our newly collective organization. As an independent, DIY art venue, we have held monthly exhibits in our gallery space for just over a year now. It has been an enormous success for us, and we want to continue to give artists and curators as much freedom as possible to explore new ways of expression. We feel the best way to do this is to get a few more dedicated people involved in what we are doing.

How it works:
• Each member will be given complete creative control over a month during our yearly season.
They will be free to curate and organize an exhibit/performance/community event of their choice.
• Exhibits will be voted on by all members of the collective before final approval.
• Work of all types is permitted.
• Members will have the opportunity to use the gallery space for temporary or short-term projects during our winter off-season,
and a traveling show of members' work will be organized annually.

Important: While we do not prohibit members from exhibiting their own work when appropriate, we are not looking to give members solo exhibitions or to continually feature the work of little berlin members only.

• We allow and encourage our members to curate shows that include the work of non-members. We feel it is beneficial to everyone involved and to the art community of Philadelphia to remain a venue that never does the same thing twice. We will be able to achieve a wider variety by remaining inclusive with our shows.

Member Requirements :
• Attendance at monthly meetings
• Participation in decision-making
• Gallery sitting shifts during your assigned month (approx. 10hrs/month)
• $25 monthly membership fee.

Who can be a member:
Dancers, writers, visual artists, community organizers, musicians, poets,actors, representatives from other arts organizations, teachers,
performance artists, acrobats, chefs de cuisine, athletes, architects, gardeners, longshoremen, scholars, (anyone)
• Anyone with a strong interest in curating as a medium, whether or not you have experience as a curator.
• Proactive people who are excited for a chance to have their ideas heard, suggestions taken, and opinions listened to.
• People who want to have direct input into a local arts venue and who are excited about helping to build something from the ground up.
• People with varied interests and focuses.

Application Requirements:
• Resume or C.V.
• 500 words describing your reasons for application and participation in the Little Berlin project. This may include but is not limited to a description of special skills and techniques, current interests and major objectives.
• 10-15 images of projects facilitated, managed, coordinated, executed or otherwise related to you with a corresponding list that includes title, medium, date, and description.
• A brief description (a few sentences) that describes an example of an idea for a project or exhibition that can be realized at Little Berlin.

*Application is for a term of one year, after which new members are welcome to apply and current members are eligible for review.

Application Deadline: All application materials are due by February 2, 2009. Applicants will be notified of their application status
by February 13th. All applicants should be prepared to participate in a March 2009 "new member" exhibition.

Please submit application materials and proposals electronically if possible to

Or, if need be, by mail to: little berlin
119 West Montgomery Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please feel free to reply with any questions or concerns.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Here is a picture from PDS's Pittsburgh trip! We went to see the Carnegie International, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Clay & Context

Indiana State University Art Gallery

CLAY & CONTEXT: National Juried Exhibition
January 15 – February 6, 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. --- The Indiana State University Art Gallery welcomes Clay & Context, National Juried Exhibition, Jan 15- Feb 6, 2009. A public reception with Juror Sherman Hall, Editor of Ceramics Monthly Magazine, will be held on Friday, Jan 16, 5-7pm. Sherman Hall will give a public lecture followed by an awards ceremony that same evening in the Music Recital Hall, (CPFA) at 5:30pm.

Clay & Context was conceived to draw new attention to clay as a material with fresh significance in contemporary art, while acknowledging the history from which it evolved. The exhibition explores both the functional and non-functional aspects of current ceramic art. The exhibited works not only reflect the personal vocabulary of each of the artists, but the cultural climate in which they were produced.

About the Juror: As editor of the worlds leading ceramic art magazine, Sherman Hall is a staunch advocate for ceramics as a promoter and practitioner. Hall received his BFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University in 1996 after studies at New York University and Columbus College of Art & Design. Following his undergraduate education, Hall was the sole proprietor of the Sherman Hall Studio from 1996-2003. He has worked with Ceramics Monthly since 1999.

Artists Featured: Chris Archer, Lesley Baker, Daniel L. Bare, Dylan J. Beck, Nathan Betschart, Kyan Bishop, Kristina Bogdanov, Klai Brown, Stephanie Craig, Danny Crump, Kit Davenport, Derek Decker, Christine Golden, Mark Gordon, Vicky Hansen, Phil Haralam, Margaret Haydon, Steve Hilton, Kevin Hughes, Michael Jamison, Andréa Keys, Phyllis Kloda, Michael Lancaster, Carrie Longley, Jon McMillan, Cory Medina, Marcy Neiditz, Richard Nickel, Lindsay Oesterritter, Vince Palacios, Margaret Park Smith, Kyle & Kelly Phelps, Joseph Pintz, Derek Reeverts, Scott Ross, Jan Schachter, Sam Scott, Jinsoo Song, Hunter Stamps, Haruka Takemoto, Lydia C. Thompson, Michelle Tobia, Dan Van Tassell, James Wayne, Sigrid Zahner, Valerie Zimany

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Alida Barden was on my computer

its a great picture, i thought id share.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Student life had a Halloween party in October, and while that was quite a while ago, Student Life got me some pictures to share, and they made me laugh so maybe they will make you laugh too.
anyone else wonder why there were Andy Warhol paintings for sale for $150 at the Grand Small Works show? Well it was part of this show, no wonder the labels were up(!), and not the Grand Small Works show. It all makes more sense now!!

ERIC DOERINGER: Bootlegs, Homages, and Recreations November 7 — December 28, 2008>> The FUEL Collection is thrilled to present a solo exhibition featuring the bootleg paintings and radical artifacts of Eric Doeringer. Crafted in imitation of the originals, Doeringer’s Bootlegs copy the work of over 100 contemporary artists; from Baldessari, Barney and Bleckner all the way Judd, Katz, Kippenberger, Kawara, Koons, Levine, Prince, Richter, Walker and Warhol; his paintings recreate murals of Saddam Hussein that were defaced by American troops in Iraq; his fraudulent VIP cards and collection of admissions stickers from the Whitney Museum comprise a collection of artifacts that employ his paradoxical “aesthetic strategy.” Doeringer’s work is characterized by contradiction: he, the artist, is crafting objects which can be used for their face value, the value for that which they depict—an admission sticker, a VIP card—but only at the expense of its value as an art object. In being an artist, Doeringer endows value onto the pieces by producing them, yet challenges the viewer to make use of them and simultaneously comprise their efficacy. An Honors BA graduate from Brown University MFA holder from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Doeringer has hosted other solo exhibitions in Soma NYC, Apex Art, and Katharine Mulherin (Toronto, Ontario) while also participating in innumerable group exhibitions and art fairs. His work has traveled as far as Leon, Budapest, and Paris. *Visit for more information*

Also, the GRAND SMALL WORKS show has been extended almost another month, and they now have all of the artwork labeled and priced accordingly.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tyler School of Art receives $3.7 million gift to create world's top fine arts prize

Temple University announced today that Jack Wolgin, Philadephia real estate developer, philanthropist and renowned patron of the arts, has presented Temple's Tyler School of Art with a pledge of $3.7 million to endow the world's largest annual prize to be awarded exclusively to an individual fine artist winning a juried competition.

Click here to read the full article

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

who knew the grad painting new york trip class had a blog? i certainly didnt...go see the adventures they go on at

Monday, December 8, 2008


Ducks make very entertaining pets.

Duckie One Duckie Two


If they've been raised alone, they tend to think that they are part of whatever flock they're around. Sometimes they'll believe that they're human, a chicken or even a dog. They're just plain quackers!

Duck Facts

  • A male duck is called a drake, a female is called a duck. Babies are called ducklings.
  • Ducks are related to geese and swans. The duck is the smallest of them all and have shorter necks and wings and a stout body.
  • Ducks can live from 2-12 years, depending on the species.
  • Ducks have webbed feet, which act like paddles. A duck waddles instead of walking because of its webbed feet.
  • Ducks' feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means ducks never feel the cold, even if they swim in icy cold water.
  • Ducks' feathers are waterproof. There is a special gland that produces oil near the tail that spreads and covers the outer coat of feathers. Beneath this waterproof layer are fluffy and soft feathers to keep the duck warm.
  • Ducks keep clean by preening themselves with their beaks, which they do often. They also line their nests with feathers plucked from their chest.
  • Ducks were once wild until they were domesticated by the Chinese many hundreds of years ago.


Most farm ducks are of a species called "Pekin". It is harder to tell a male from a female with the Pekin ducks because they look almost the same. Pekin ducks have white or cream coloured feathers and orange coloured bills. They do not fly and do well in captivity. They are also excellent for egg and meat production.

Ducks as Pets

Pet ducks will entertain you with their antics and eat pesky slugs and snails. A female will produce abundant eggs.

To look after ducklings all you need is a large cardboard box, some shavings or straw, a heat lamp, a feeder and a waterer. As they grow, they will need more space and less heat. Keep an eye on the birds; if they stay away from the heat, turn it off, if they get their pen messy quickly, they need more bedding and more space. By 5 or 6 weeks they can probably be outside all the time in good weather.

Ducks need a deep enough water bowl so they can dip their heads in water 2 or 3 times a day. They need to wash their eyes otherwise they can get dry eyes and cataracts.

Ducks are social animals and will suffer if they don't have companionship. So if you can't make this commitment for the full 12 or so years a duck can live, you should get two or more ducks.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

You Open So Late, You Close So Early featuring Tyler grad alums

You Open So Late, You Close So Early at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

December 11th, 2008 - January 17th, 2009

The show will open with a reception on Thursday, December 11, from 6 to 9PM.

Featuring work by C. Pazia Mannella, '08 fiber MFA! And also work by David A. Clayton, Jeremy Drummond, The Dufala Brothers, Charles Hobbs, Nicholas Lenker, Alex Lukas, Nick Paparone, Joshua RIckards, Mark Stockton and Shawn Thornton.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Student Center 9-6pm Sale

Beautiful Handmade Items and 40% of the proceeds go to the Glass Guild and GOCA the grad crafts club to help pay for visiting artists and exhibitions.

Its a worthy cause! Lots to chose from, there is glass but also lots of fibers and ceramics!!

Student Center is 13th and Montgomery!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Special Collections Showcase: The First Two Centuries of Printing

December 3, 4:00 p.m., Paley Library, Mezzanine-Special Collections Reading Room
1210 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join a discussion on the development of the printed book as we know it led by Special Collections Curator Tom Whitehead. See examples from Temple University Libraries unique special collections. Explore the development and evolution of book illustration techniques, pagination, foliation, cover pages and more hallmarks of the modern book form.
While you are at Paley, come check out the exhibition on the history of fine printing.

For more information, contact:

Nicole S. Restaino
Library Communications Manager
Temple University Libraries
Paley Library, Room M132
1210 W. Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents

Daniel Seiple

Wednesday December 3, 2008

11:00am Presidents Hall

Daniel Seiple is an American artist based in Berlin. He is a director and co-founder of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum located on the former "death strip" within the Berlin Wall. The park is currently one of three sites for the 5th Berlin Biennial. Seiple is also the director of Homie, an independently run exhibition space in his apartment. His projects have received grants from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Germany), Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Germany), Kunstfonds Berlin, NY State Council on the Arts, and The Bessies, NY. He has been a resident at the World Views Residency (2001), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, AIM, Bronx Museum, and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been exhibited at various venues including the Bronx Museum of Art, NY, White Columns, NY, Momenta Art, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, and internationally in the 5th Berlin Biennial, m29 Galerie, Cologne, Outpost, Norwich (GB), Autocenter, Berlin, and Markus Winter, Berlin.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Grand Small Works

Grand Small Works Show
F.U.E.L. Collection
249 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

FUEL attempts to fit 1,000 small works in one show, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting local charities.

Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2008 - January 24, 2009!
First Friday Opening Reception December 5th, 2008 from 6-9pm!

I have a few pieces in the show, Tamsen Wojtanowski '08 Photo grad, C. Pazia Mannella '08 Fibers grad and two undergrad photo students, Xiomara Benavides and Meredith Gowell do too. Let me know if you have a piece in the show and I will add you to this post!

Click the image for a fantastic exhibition opportunity!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Skowhegan Applications up now fully online

YOU can apply completely online now and save application before submitting it to come back to it later.

CLICK the image to go to Skowhegan's website.

Dear Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Tyler Students,

We are planning an informal celebration/postcard exhibition as a fundraiser FOR DECEMBER 12 FROM 6 TO 8 PM. This will be a goodbye to Elkins Park and HELLO TO MAIN CAMPUS EVENT.

Please join us by creating a 4 by 6 inch postcard in ANY MEDIUM. The rest of the details
can be found in the attached letter and entry form. You may leave the entries, to be received by
December 1, with the attached entry form filled out, in the bin in the Photography area, Elkins Hall, room 102.


Thank you,
Martha Madigan

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The photo department is putting together a final show as we say goodbye to our Elkins Park campus. All current Tyler students and Tyler Photo alumni can submit a 4 x 6 postcard for the show. Postcards will then be sold at the closing as part of a photo department fundraiser. Please submit your postcard to the photo department before Dec. 1st. with an entry form you can download here. For any questions, please feel free to contact dave at

Closing event: December 12, 6 - 8, Elkins Hallway Gallery at Tyler School of Art.

Tamsen Wojtanowski

Tamsen Wojtanowski, '08 photo MFA is featured in American Photo On Campus. Issue: November 2008. It is a nationally distributed magazine that gets distributed for free to college photography departments...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sculpture Alums?

Exhibition "Victory for Tyler" Seeks Alumni Sculptors for Spring Exhibition

Deadline December 15, 2008 : The Victory for Tyler alumni exhibition series seeks entries from all Tyler alumni who consider their medium to be sculpture for this biennial exhibition benefiting Tyler exhibitions and public programs.

The exhibition takes place April 1 - 26, 2009 at the Ice Box Project Space, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia.

Eligible media include installations, performance-based work, time-based work, and time-based media. Juror: Sarina Basta, Curator, Sculpture Center.

All entries will be considered for one of three juror prizes sponsored by the Tyler School of Art Alumni Association. To apply, download an entry form from If you have any questions, e-mail or call 215-204-6057.
posted: 11-19-08

Earlier this year I made an intro post to first year Sarah M. Muehlbauer's work. I tried to post the video she sent me but blogger wouldn't allow it. This is a video from her flickr page of an interactive piece she made this semester, with lots of Tyler people using it. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Emily Reppert - BFA Fiber Exhibition

Emily is a fibers undergrad, she is awesome and a weaver, so I am posting the info about her BFA show here. Its tonight at 7pm!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents

Daniel Bozhkov

Wednesday November 19, 2008

11:00am Presidents Hall

For the past several years Daniel Bozhkov has been involved in realizing projects taking various forms from ambitious interventions, media events, to discrete objects, paintings, and photographs. Given Bozhkov's fine art training in Bulgaria, his conceptually-driven work is often anchored by a traditional craft or skill, converging old world and new world practices in order to pursue new meaning, surprising connections and provoke philosophical inquiry.

Daniel Bozhkov studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria where he was trained in the traditional painting techniques of fresco, egg tempera and oil painting and completed graduate studies in Fine Arts at Hunter College in New York City. He teaches at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Columbia University, Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design. An award -winning artist, Mr. Bozhkov works and exhibits nationally and internationally.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Studio Visit: Caitlin Abate

Caitlin Abate is a first year grad student in the sculpture department, she drives the Cadillac you might see in the small or large parking lot. She is building a structure in her studio, right now it is only one level but when we move to the new building and her studio will have no ceilings she will be building it up to three levels tall. I asked her some questions.....

What are you working on?


What are you excited about right now?
The development of inter-galactic space travel with an emphasis on the physics of pertaining too massive warp speed

What is your favorite sport
Recently this summer I became the number one international competitor of the sport Spur-Bo-Peez its a combination sport involving Spurlunking, Bocce Ball, and the Trapeze with an emphasis on a mixed martial art performance. Spur-Bo-Peez was actually going to become the 200th introductory sport in this year's Olympics, however a late July accident involving a loose Bocce Ball, faulty wing nut, and some frayed climbing wires killed he previous number one international ranked competitor of the sport. Unfortunately the games commission removed the sport from the Olympic circuit deeming it unfit for international competition. Fortunately for me I was catapulted into the top seed position after this unfortunate accident and myself and fellow Spur-Bo-Peez are confined to performing this overly competitive tasks in back alleys and old mobster basements trying to keep the tradition of this great sport alive.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crossing the grad borders....UPenn MFA event info

Please join us Friday Nov. 21st at the annual UPenn MFA Art Auction to benefit the 2009 MFA thesis exhibition. The auction is from 5:30-9 PM in the Meyerson Gallery at 210 S. 34th St. Work from over 40 artists will be available including; Terry Atkins, Jane Irish, Doug Martenson, Eileen Neff, Nigel Rolfe, Judith Shea, and Jackie Tileston. Artwork includes drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, and photographs. There will also be gift certificates from Philadelphia restaurants and businesses. Everything is affordably priced with some items starting as low as $10. Appetizers, beer, and wine will be served and DJs will provide music through out the evening.

For more information go to or contact Graduate Department
of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania at

For building locations on Penn's campus, please consult the online maps at

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Call for Artists: Chicago Gallery
Ongoing : F U Z Z gallery in Chicago is looking for all types of art strong in conceptual and theoretical content - particularly within new media. Mail slides or VHS/CD-ROM/DVD cassettes, artist bio, statement, and SASE to: Chase CafÈ, Attn: Sarah Finkel, Art Director, 7301 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60626. For additional information: 773-743-5650 /

Friday, November 14, 2008

Studio Visit: Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung is a first year photography grad, she is working on something that is proving to be hard to talk about in the photography world. Its the most abstract work coming out of Tyler's photography grad program right now and in recent years past.

What are you working on?
I am currently working on projects that involve historical photographic processes and approaching them in an experimental fashion. The images are 22X30inch cyanotype photograms of cyanotype.

What are you excited about right now?
Fractal Geometry

Images: 22X30 inch cyanotypes on grey rives bfk paper, courtesy of the artist.

want to exhibit at FLUXspace? Submit a proposal asap!

Call For Entries due NOVEMBER 15th, 2008 (THIS FRIDAY!)

Curatorial Projects:

FLUXspace gladly welcomes submissions for curatorial projects. Submissions would include a proposal, resume, documentation of proposed work (if possible), and anything else that may illuminate the details of the project. Email, or mail submissions with materials to:

Re: Curatorial Proposals
3000 N. Hope St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Artist Proposals:

FLUXspace is always on the lookout for risk-taking artists who would like to show in the space. Send proposals, which should include a resume, documentation of past work, and anything else that can illustrate your proposal. Contact or mail a packet to:

Re: Artist Proposals
3000 N. Hope St
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Note: Submissions of images may be submitted as slides or files burned onto cd. Digital Images should be in a high res .jpg format, with a limit of 20 images. Video pieces should not exceed 5 min. with a limit of 4.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Grads in a Video Show in Penrose Gallery!

Please join us for an informational meeting on the Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland. In addition to an overview of the program including images of the beautiful landscape and associated costs, Ken Mitchell, the coordinating faculty member from the Glasgow School of Art (GSA), will be joining us to talk about the GSA and answer questions.

Meeting Details
Thursday, November 13, 2008
12:00 noon, Tyler Hall Conference Room

Program Overview
In conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art, the Crafts Department of Tyler offers a studio program in Scotland. The program consists of four weeks of travel and intensive studio workshops in a variety of media, and explores the art, culture, and geographic beauty of Great Britain. Students will experience different elements of Scotland’s culture in urban and rural environments. The workshop begins by living and working in a 19th century castle called Hospitalfield House, now a hostel and a museum, which is situated in the small east coast fishing village of Arbroath, followed by a trip to the rugged and beautiful Isle of Harris. The workshop will conclude in Glasgow to work in the studios of the famous art school building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. While working at the Glasgow School of Art, students will study with Tyler faculty as well as with resident artists.

Program dates June 3-29, 2009

For additional information contact Chad Curtis:

Show at Vox Populi curated by Sheryl Conkelton

Exhibition installation in progress showing a partial view of James Johnson's Promise (2008)

Arcadia University Art Gallery presents
Phillip Adams, James Johnson, Kocot & Hatton, Lucy Pullen, Linda Yun

Curated by Sheryl Conkelton
Director of Exhibitions and Special Programs at Tyler School of Art

November 13 - December 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall
Panel discussion featuring the participating artists and exhibition curator.
Opening Reception following immediately in the Art Gallery.

Arcadia is pleased to offer FREE ROUND-TRIP BUS TRANSPORTATION from Center City to Arcadia University Art Gallery on the evening of November 13, 2008. The chartered bus will depart from the front of Moore College at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at Arcadia University Art Gallery by approximately 6:15 p.m. Following the panel discussion and opening reception, the bus will depart Arcadia at 8:30 p.m. to return riders to the front of Moore College by approximately 9 p.m. To reserve a seat on this bus, please e-mail gallery assistant Jamar Nicholas ( or phone him at 215-572-2133. Reserve now as seats are limited.

"A Closer Look 7" continues a ongoing series initiated in 1995 to present in greater depth the work of selected artists who have preciously exhibited in Arcadia University Art Gallery's juried "Works on Paper" shows. The exhibition features recent work by Phillip Adams, James Johnson, Kocot & Hatton, Lucy Pullen, and Linda Yun, all of whom (with the exception of Pullen) currently live and work in Philadelphia.

Curated by Sheryl Conkelton, Director of Exhibitions and Special Programs at Tyler School of Art, the show builds on affinities between the selected bodies of work and projects-some of which have been realized expressly for this occasion. The seventh iteration of the series, this exhibition offers a speculative review of aesthetics that foregrounds perception in a range of material experience. "Each of these artists has developed a conceptual artistic practice that engages the material world and perceptual pleasure," Conkelton says, "using perception as a means of gesturing towards or modelling conceptual and theoretical spaces."

Phillip Adams' life-size charcoal portraits subtly complicate the viewer's relationship by replacing her with an imaginary reflected world. James Johnson expresses the ambivalence of the artistic position with a brightly lit but partially obscured construction. Kocot & Hatton present glowing hallucinations that record the moment of waking from sleep. Lucy Pullen's sculptures model invisible physics using simple shapes complicated by reflective surfaces. Linda Yun uses patently artificial materials to convey a natural phenomenon, crafting her representation through visual and aural rhythms.

Visit Arcadia University Art Gallery's site for more information. ___________________________

Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a nonprofit artist collective that supports the work of emerging artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances and lectures. Opening receptions are free and open to the public and take place on the first Friday of each month from 6pm - 10pm.

Vox Populi's programming is generously supported by Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Dolfinger McMahon Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (Professional Development Support), Spector Gadon & Rosen Foundation, and Google.

Our postal address is
319 North 11th Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The theme for the 2009 Members' Juried Exhibition at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts engages the latitude, limits, and attitudes with which boundaries are either upheld or transgressed. Lines demarcate parameters, thresholds, borders, and territories, which in turn define the evolving notions of value systems such as nationalities and geopolitical or gender relations.

Crossing Lines can be about accidentally, deliberately, or serendipitously mixed signals in communication; paths crossing or colliding at an intersection; and the blurred, erased, or reinforced boundaries of time, place, tradition, and genre. Artists working in all media are encouraged to follow, trace, push, or cross the lines of this theme.

For more information:'09a.pdf .

Deadline: December, 1, 2008

Ceramic and Glass grads bring Ohio States work to Tyler Gallery

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Other RFQ for Multi-Media Public Art Project - Mural Arts Program
Deadline December 03, 2008 : The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (MAP) has announced a Request for Qualifications for a large-scale, multi-media, multi-work public art project in South Philadelphia.

This project, entitled “Journeys South” seeks to produce multiple works of art that explore the history, struggles, and traditions of South Philadelphia in a public setting. The project will explore the theme of immigration and migration as told through the histories of the peoples who settled there and shaped its character over almost four hundred years. Eligibility: artists working in any discipline (e.g., visual artists, poets, writers, performance artists) are encouraged to apply. Multiple artists or teams of artists will be chosen for this project. For complete information and application guidelines, click here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Studio Visit: Strauss Bourque

Studio visits are back? maybe for November...

Strauss Bourque is a first year sculpture grad who is a man of few words, apparently. I did force this studio visit on him after a long meeting about relational aesthetics. I will take what I can get. His studio is always changing and right now it is really grey in there, he will have a website made next semester.

What are you working on?

What are you excited about right now?

What was the last book you read?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Erin M Riley - First Friday @ Deep Sleep in Old City!!!

Erin M. Riley is having a show at Deep Sleep, an owner operated boutique that sells limited edition screen printed or sewn t-shirts and really good quality denim and also just started selling records. They have a monthly artist hanging on their walls and host musical shows as well as comedy or spoken word in their basement, its usually around 10 bucks.

November 1st, 2008 - November 30th, 2008

First Friday Opening Reception: November 7th 7-9pm!! with musical entertainment in the basement! vegan cupcakes for the first few visitors!!!! and free red bull all night!!

Deep Sleep is located at:
54 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2-Month Funded Sculpture Residency at Sculpture Space, Utica, NY (Application Deadline: December 1, 2008)
Sculpture Space
(Utica NY)

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, invites emerging, midcareer & established artists to apply for a workstay residency in Upstate New York between September 2009 and August 2010. Application Deadline: December 1, 2008. No fee to apply. Twenty artists will be selected for two-month funded residencies: a $2,000 stipend helps with residency expenses. NYS artists also receive a $100 transportation stipend and free housing. No more than 4-5 artists work at any one time, for optimal workspace. The Artist Review Committee, with one rotating Guest Panelist, meets in January ’09, and notifies artists in March of the panel's decision. Primary criteria are quality, originality and potential for growth. The receipt deadline is December 1. For application guidelines, requirements and materials, please visit our Web site at

The facility consists of 5,000 square feet of open studio space with a complete system of hoists, movable freestanding panels and two 400-square-foot private studios available by arrangement. A part time studio manager offers technical support. Artists have access to the studio and its specialized equipment 24/7. Please see equipment list on Web site: wood, metal and digital. Bicycles and a communal station wagon are available for local transport. The community and school groups are invited to regular works-in-progress programs. The studio is located on 3 acres in downtown Utica with nearby fabrication shops and diverse industrial resources. It is 200 miles northwest of NYC in the Mohawk Valley. Housing: Artists share a multiple-bedroom shared apartment. Current house is one block from the studio and includes laundry facilities. When more housing is needed, Sculpture Space rents rooms from a former executive director. Non-NYS artists contribute a nominal fee ($125 monthly) to their housing expenses. Artists are expected to stay for the full 2-month work stay. They are responsible for materials, specialized tools, and their meals.

Utica is an historic architecturally & culturally significant postindustrial small city that is reinventing itself with its international population. (pop. 60,000). We are less than a mile from historic Union Station (train & bus) and one hour from Syracuse International Airport.

Sculpture Space
12 Gates Street
Utica, NY 13502 USA
Phone: 315-724-8381 Fax: 315-797-6639


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 4th

Tonight, Philadelphians blocked traffic on broad street to celebrate the next president elect:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mark Shetabi - painting faculty show

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present ARENA, an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Mark Shetabi.

ARENA is based on Shetabi_s examination of live performance, crowds and public space. How does a performer inspire a crowd? Where does this energy come from? Where does it go?

Shetabi came across footage on YouTube of Freddy Mercury, Queen_s flamboyant and charismatic vocalist, and was intrigued by its connection to ideas being explored in the studio. At a 1985 Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, Mercury whips an adoring crowd into a frenzied and ecstatic state. The connection between the performer and audience is palpable. In a recent BBC poll, this performance was voted the greatest live performance ever.

In The Public Sphere, the viewer looks through a peephole lens installed in the gallery wall, and adopts the view that Freddy Mercury saw from the stage of Wembley Stadium in 1985. A vast, undulating crowd waits for the show to begin. The viewer, like Mercury, has become the focal point of the spectacle. Several small and intimate paintings depict Mercury at this performance, both before the crowd and in isolation.

Paintings of amplifiers and a large-scale painting of a drum set, shown up close, face off against a large image of soundproof foam. Ideas of amplification versus absorption come into play.

Forms associated with a sonic blast are painted in a quiet palette of grays. The objects are seemingly in a state of dormancy, waiting to be used. In Fog Machine, a stage and drum set are illuminated in spotlights, either awaiting the performers, or, empty after they have left.

Mark Shetabi is a Philadelphia-based artist who received his MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He is a recipient of a 2002 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. This is Shetabi_s second solo exhibition with the gallery, and he has had previous solo exhibitions at Locks Gallery and Project Room, Philadelphia, and Ratio 3, San Francisco. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including White Columns, New York, and the Hecksher Museum, Huntington. Shetabi currently has work on view in the group exhibition Empire and Its Discontents at Tufts University, Aidekman Arts Center, Boston.

For further information or images, please contact the gallery at 212.989.0156 or
Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Jeanine Oleson
Wednesday November 5, 2008
11:00 am Presidents Hall

Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporate interdisciplinary uses of performance, film/video, installation, and photographic work, often collaboratively. She attended the School of the Art institute of Chicago, Rutgers University, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oleson has exhibited at venues including: L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY; Samson Projects, Boston; John Connelly Presents, NY; Bates College Museum of Art, ME; Kansas City Museum of Art, MO; Participant, Inc., NY; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY; Galerie Schedler, Zurich; Pumphouse Gallery, London; Art in General, NY; and White Columns, NY. Her work has been recently published in Performa: New Visual Art Performance, DAP 2007, Documenta Magazine, No. 2, LIFE!, 2007, and LTTR V: Positively Nasty, 2006.

Off the Grid (Florida IV) by Jeanine Oleson & Ellen Lesperance

Media Artists? Works on Paper Artists? 60 grand?

Pew Fellowships in the Arts


  • Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Media Arts
  • Works on Paper

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008.

View the 2009 guidelines in Adobe Acrobat format.
(Download the free Acrobat viewer)

All applicants are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website or call or e-mail PFA staff with any questions you may have about application requirements, the selection process, or the fellowship program in general.

the website where all the information is, is:

its a completely online application, which lots of places are doing now.