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!