Wednesday, October 29, 2008


"Synthetic Experiments"
October 30-November 26, 2008
Please Join us for the Opening Reception at Greenwich House Pottery, Jane Hartsook Gallery: Thursday, October 30th, 6-8pm

Greenwich House Pottery & Dean Project are pleased to present: "Synthetic Experiments", new work by Greg Stewart and Chad Curtis Oct. 30th - Nov. 26th, 2008. This exhibition of sculptural objects and drawings investigates ideas of mutation and synthesis, both as process and concept.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Annual Juried Photography Competition

Project Basho presents ONWARD, our second annual photography competition. Nominees will be invited to participate in a group exhibition in January 2009. Of those nominees, two photographers will be invited to participate in a co-exhibition of their work along with receiving cash awards.

We are seeking work from new and emerging photographers with unique vision and talent. It is an open-themed competition and we welcome all mediums of still-images. Our juror for this year will be Peter Barberie, curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

To learn more about ONWARD please visit our official website or entry form

You're also welcome to view last year's competition.


Project Basho is a photography resource center located in Old Kensington, an artist-concentrated and culturally vibrant second of Philadelphia. It is a small but dedicated organization of photographers, rub by photographs, for photographers.

Vote, November 4th

Monday, October 27, 2008

Conversation: Odita and Nasgaard

Whenever Wednesday, October 29 @ 7pm
Tuttleman Auditorium · Free

The eminent historian, critic, and curator Roald Nasgaard, who specializes in twentieth-century abstraction and its regional variations, talks with ICA Ramp Project artist Odili Donald Odita about nonrepresentational art and its manifestation as a form within a global context in the twenty-first century.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SlowArt Productions
Above: Details of some works from last year's exhibit
Limner Gallery Exhibition * $1000 Cash Award * $2600 in publication awards
SlowArt Productions presents the 17th Annual Emerging Artists group exhibition and awards. Open to all artists working an any media, this exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery during March of 2009. A grand prize of $1000 in cash will be awarded to one artist. $2600 in publication awards will be presented to three artists. Winning artists will be exhibited at Limner Gallery and on the Limner Gallery website. Entry deadline November 30. Entry details and information at:
Vice Dean Hester Stinnett and Senior Associate Dean Brigitte Knowles with the help of Project Manager John Moses, were able to set up a few dates for the Graduate Students to tour the new building. The times and dates are as follows:

Thursday, October 23 - Fibers, Ceramics, Metals, Glass Grads at 1PM

You will meet at the Work Trailer directly behind the new building. Wear comfy shoes but no sandals or open toed shoes will be allowed. If you want to sign out the van and carpool, see the Information Desk in Tyler Hall.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vote, November 4th

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Dawit Petros
October 22, 2008 11:00am
Presidents Hall

Dawit L. Petros was born in Asmara, Eritrea, and received his MFA in 2007 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has exhibited his work in group shows throughout Canada and in the United States, including Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Wedge Gallery, Toronto; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Photographic Resource Center, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto; Observatoire 4, Montreal; Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montréal; and Prefix Gallery, Toronto. He has received Fulbright and Bombardier Internationalist fellowships, as well as an Art Matters Foundation grant.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Register for classes, MFA candidates!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts announces its new website:

Be sure to check it out and sign up for the IDSVA News and Announcements mailing list!

IDSVA offers a PhD in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory that is designed especially for holders of the MFA. Study includes online instruction and interrogative travel to major art sites such as Paris and the Venice Biennale. Residencies are held in New York City and at Spannocchia Castle, Tuscany.

Clay Studio Talk, 6pm Oct 18!

Open Studios at Tyler School of Art!!

The night started out with the Fibers Show Opening reception:My work in the show...
Kerry Kolenut, 2nd Year Photo majors picture in the photo studios..Mike Treffehn's studio, terrible picture....First year sculpture grad Caitlin Abate attempted to take Strauss Bourque (also a first year sculpture grad) on a hay ride on her lawn mower, they didnt get very far.
Alida Barden, second year sculpture grad's studio!Hannah Rose Dumes' work in the printmaking studios, second year printmaker
Jenna Price, second year sculpture grad's ever changing studio with human props, Tom Gallagher and Mike Treffehn.
Pumpkin carving was going on the whole time studio visits were happening.
Jenna Weiss', first year painting grad's work from her studio:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vote, November 4th

Untitled: a Lecture by Purtill Family Business

‐and‐ Making the Book: A Documentary by Mélanie Scarciglia

Thursday, October 16, 7 PM

Temple Gallery

259 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA

Join Temple Gallery for an informal talk on book design and publishing practice with Volume Attempts organizer Conny Purtill, a partner in the design firm Purtill Family Business. Recent projects by Purtill include the Whitney Biennial 2006 catalogue, and the publication series Matthew Ritchie: Incomplete Projects 01‐07, which won the category of graphics in I.D. Magazine’s 53rd Annual Design Awards for 2007. Clients include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Matthew Marks Gallery and more. Following the talk, Temple Gallery will premiere the documentary Making the Book. Created and produced by onestar press co‐founder Mélanie Scarciglia, Making the Book 2002‐2008, documents the projects by some of the artists that comprise the collection of onestar press.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fiber Area Student Show

Fiber Area Student Show!!

Students working in the fiber area at Tyler School of Art are showing their work from October 15, 2008 to October 25, 2008 in Penrose Gallery at 7725 Penrose Avenue, Elkins Park, PA.

The work in this annual exhibition ranges from wearables to wall hangings, interactive pieces as well as traditional processes like ikat and intricate beading.

There is a lot of work from the many very talented undergraduate students who are taking classes in the fiber area as well as from the three graduate students, Erin M. Riley, Kari K. Scott, and Sarah M. Muehlbauer.

Special Thanks to Rebecca Medel, head of the fiber area, Lori Glessner cheif curator and adjuct fiber faculty as well as thanks to Heather Veneziano, fiber area tech and general life saver.

Keep an ear open for opening or closing information!!

Tyler School of Art: Open Studios Fall 2008

October 16th from 7-10, Student Life is hosting an open studio.

They are providing food and beverages for each of the open studio areas. They hope you will participate- students may be coming all the way from Temple Campus to see what were about.

Look at their billboard in the basement of Penrose or visit them in student life for more details.

(my tidbit of information) As Philadelphia Open Studio Tours' application states "Opening your studio is one of the most effective ways to build an audience for your work, connect with clients and network with other artists."

Route and Locations for Open Studios

1) Elkins Hall (7:00-7:45)
Photo (99)
Metals (101)
Sculpture (104 & 001-006 in sculpture bay)
Ceramics (B2)

2) Blai Hall (7:45-8:30)
Printmaking (200-201)
Sculpture (007)
Glass (demo in hot shop)

3) Presidents Hall (8:30-9:15)
Fibers (002)

4) Penrose Hall (9:15-10:00)
Grad Studios (208-312)
Senior Painting (309)

5) Tyler Hall (9:15-10:00)
Grad Painting (101)

Vice Dean Hester Stinnett and Senior Associate Dean Brigitte Knowles with the help of Project Manager John Moses, were able to set up a few dates for the Graduate Students to tour the new building. The times and dates are as follows:

Thursday, October 16 - GAID, Photo, Printmaking Grads at 1PM

Thursday, October 23 - Fibers, Ceramics, Metals, Glass Grads at 1PM

You will meet at the Work Trailer directly behind the new building. Wear comfy shoes but no sandals or open toed shoes will be allowed. If you want to sign out the van and carpool, see the Information Desk in Tyler Hall.
Justin James Reed, 07' MFA in Photography is having an upcoming show in Brooklyn, NY.

Revisiting America
Bond Street Gallery
297 Bond Street . Brooklyn, Ny . 11231
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 15th 6 - 9pm
On View: October 15th - November 15th

Featuring Photographs by:
Timothy Briner
Jon Feinstein
Matthew Gamber
Justin James Reed
Angie Smith
Brian Ulrich
Michael Vahrenwald

Curated by:
Amani Olu

Monday, October 13, 2008

undulating globular amorphous mass

Tuesday Oct. 14th
President's Hall

"One grad student is an overworked-tired-unsure-speck.... a whole group of them though is an undulating globular amorphous mass capable of ----- capable of something."

-Jess Perlitz
Monday October 13th, 2008
Tyler School of Art
Penrose room 107

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Obama in Philly

Vote, November 4th

"On the Street"
Deadline: October 20, 2008

Call for Artists – “On the Street”
Simmons College Curatorial Studies’ class is creating the exhibition, “On the Street,” to be presented in the Kingston Gallery, Boston, 12/2-12/20/08. Open to all artists working in all media; artists must deliver and pick up their work. Send digital work samples of 3-5 available works to by Oct. 20; include a checklist—titles, medium, year produced—and contact information including email and phone number. Notification by Nov. 1.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

second thursday at rebekah templeton

Rebekah Templeton
c o n t e m p o r a r y a r t

173 W. Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Famous Last Words
Video, works on paper and installation
by James Rosenthal

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 9th, 6 - 9 pm
October 2nd - November 1st

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2008
Contact: Sarah Eberle/Ben Will

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is proud to present Famous Last Words
, a solo exhibition of installation, video and works on paper by James Rosenthal.
Famous Last Words is comprised of images and objects, emblazoned with phrases that mock and revere art, rock, and art rock sub-cultural tropes. Intentionally ambiguous, Rosenthal’s text stops short of narrative. Instead, his idioms reside between incoherence and anthemic callings.
‘Christian Markley Be Damned!’ an installation of vinyl LP’s, mirrors, and various light sources strategically covered in text, is a mournfully tongue in cheek shrine to musical subcultures. Rosenthal’s menagerie of floor situated, thrift store relics inscribed with his witty and disjointed laments confront the persistent continuation of history. Rosenthal’s text seems to hover between epitaph and consolement, bemoaning objects having become antiques.
James Rosenthal is an artist, critic, and professor of art. He has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. James Rosenthal lives and works in Philadelphia.
Famous Last Words opens on Thursday, October 2. A private view with the artist will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 6 to 9 pm. The exhibition features works on paper, video and installation. The show closes on Saturday, November 1, 2008.

For directions please visit

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vice Dean Hester Stinnett and Senior Associate Dean Brigitte Knowles with the help of Project Manager John Moses, were able to set up a few dates for the Graduate Students to tour the new building. The times and dates are as follows:

Thursday, October 9 - Painting and Sculpture Grads at 1PM

Thursday, October 16 - GAID, Photo, Printmaking Grads at 1PM

Thursday, October 23 - Fibers, Ceramics, Metals, Glass Grads at 1PM

You will meet at the Work Trailer directly behind the new building. Wear comfy shoes but no sandals or open toed shoes will be allowed. If you want to sign out the van and carpool, see the Information Desk in Tyler Hall.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents

Visiting Artist Lecture Series Presents
Kalup Linzy
Wednesday October 8, 2008 11:00am Presidents Hall

Kalup Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003, where he also completed his BFA (2000). He cleverly exploits the dramatic television soap opera format for inspiration, creating farcical serials set within the urban environment that are laced with “shrewd home truths about race, class, sex, love, family and stereotyping.” By exploiting the campy behavior of his subjects, Linzy’s videos incisively deconstruct racial and gender stereotypes, while holding at their core a respect for the truths of his characters. This is possible because Linzy himself either voices or portrays most of the characters. Linzy attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture program in 2002, and received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2005. His solo exhibitions include All My Churun, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2006); Kalup Linzy, P.S. 1 Art Center, Long Island City, New York (2006); Taxter & Spengemann, New York (2006); Kalup Linzy and Charles Nelson, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2005); and Le Petit Versailles, East Village, NY (2004). Group exhibitions include Masquerade: Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2006); Do You Think I'm Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY (2006); Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2005); Mommy! I'm! Not! An! Animal!, CapsuleGallery, New York, NY (2004); Faith, Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA (2004); All Together Now, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY (2003); and Sunday in the Arts, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL (2002).

Kate Gilmore at Tyler School of Art, by Produce

Press Release
For Immediate Release

October 2008

Kate Gilmore
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
7725 Penrose Ave, Elkins Park
October 15 – October 25

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Star Bright, Star Might, 2007, Video

Produce Exhibitions is proud to present the work of Kate Gilmore. The exhibition will run from October 15—25, 2008.

In her work, Kate Gilmore takes on the roles of specific characters who coordinate their costumes with the settings in which they attempt to complete difficult tasks, which may or may not result in success. As an artist who views her work as sited among sculpture, video, and performance, Gilmore deals with the female experience in a way that exemplifies the idea of struggle: “the struggle to make it past something, or to achieve something, or this kind of against-all-odds scenario.” Gilmore’s videos embrace both humor and empathy while referencing painterly composition and color and the “endurance” performance of the 70s.

Gilmore will show a new sculpture and a corresponding video along with a selection of earlier works.

Kate Gilmore received a BFA from Bates College in 1997 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002. She has exhibited in solo shows at spaces including Artspace in San Antonio, Texas; Maisterravalbuena Galeria in Madrid, Spain; and CESAC Centro Sperimentale Per Le Arti Contemporanee in Caraglio, Italy; and various group exhibitions.

Gilmore was recently awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (2007). She is also currently exhibiting at Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania until December 2008, and in the winter will show at Granco Soffianto Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy.

A reception will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Tyler Gallery, Tyler Hall, Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park. The artist will participate in a Q&A in the gallery at 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition is organized by Produce Exhibitions President Sheila Whitsett and Vice President Angela Washko.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fiberarts Magazine November/December 2008

My work will be in the November December issues of Fiberarts Magazine in the 4th annual student showcase, its old work but in there yet. On newsstands October 14, 2008! And its up on their website!

2008 Student Showcase

Our November/December 2008 issue features our fourth annual student showcase illustrating work being produced both in the United States and internationally. We were pleasantly surprised that we received over 100 submissions this year (which was more than double last year’s total). Based on refinement, consistency, and presentation, we selected the following artists to represent the work being created in our colleges and universities today. Here we have selected additional images by our student artists to share with you.

New this year, we have created a page with additional information about all the schools that they attend. Click here to learn about the represented schools.

The 2008 Student Showcase Includes:
Bren Ahearn, San Francisco State University.
Kim Jackson DeBord, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Amy DiPlacido, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Dierdre Kelaher, Australian National University, School of Art, Canberra, Australia.
Laura Kramer, California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
Arushi Kumar and Jung-sun Hwang Kim, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Anne Christine Morton, Herberger College School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe.
Erin M. Riley, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
Sara Rockinger, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
Dagmara Stephan, Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles, Quebec Canada.
Katherine Webb, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Ja Young Yoon, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New American Painting Deadline

New American Painting
Region: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV)

Deadline: October 31, 2008
Release Date: April 1, 2009

Juror: Jenelle Porter, Associate Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


• Send Four (4) 35mm slides OR 8"x10" printouts of current work, each labeled with your name, the work's medium, dimensions and title;
• A current résumé
• A self-addressed and stamped envelope for slide return
• A $35 entry fee (Check made payable to “The Open Studios Press.”)

Mail entries to:
The Open Studios Press Competition Entry
450 Harrison Ave #304
Boston, MA 02118

Restrictions: Our competitions are open to all artists working within the United States. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Famous World's Best

I'm trying to get the South Philly Review to come to the show and talk about us in their free newspaper. They are pretty specific and really don't care about anything that isn't legit South Philly news, aka about someone that was born and raised in South Philadelphia. But I told them that the curator lives in the building and talked about how his landlord is helping us out. Maybe we will get some obscure press.

October at the Clay Studio

Dylan J. Beck 08 MFA, along with Crafts department head Nick Kripal and faculty Chad Curtis' work (and others) will be shown at the Clay Studio during the month of October for the "Cast Sculpture" show.

Cast: Sculpture
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2ND Street
Philadelphia, PA
October 3 - October 26, 2008

First Friday Opening Reception!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

These Things Write Themselves
A series of photographs by Tyler grad Dave Kube

Opening Reception: October 3, 7 - 9
October 3 - November 24

InFusion Coffee and Tea
7133 Germantown Ave
Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA