Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Erin M Riley's work will be in the show This is the End, at Little Berlin. The opening reception is May 1st from 6-10 pm. I hope some of ya'll can come out because there isn't a thesis show opening this week!Little Berlin is open from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays or by appointment.
119 W. Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
exhibition open to the public: 5 pm to 7 pm.
salon (reservation required): 7:30 to 9 pm.


the artists:

Ellen Zweig, Danny Snelson, Nastya Osipova, Phoebe Springstubb, Ian Davisson, Sarah Drury, Roderick Coover, Nick Cassway, Sarah Muehlbauer, Beau Hancock, Colleen Hooper, Lisa Marie Patzer, Jonathan Dickstein, Gregory Laynor, Jon Olshefski, Brittany Prater, Bassem Yousri


reservations are required for the salon.
for reservations, email

Friday, May 1, 2009
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Temple Gallery
259 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) awards one $3000 fellowship to an artist or group of artists working together on a specific project. Membership is required. No restrictions are made by SECAC on how the fellowship funds are expended. SECAC requests that the fellows provide documentation of the project or work produced during the fellowship period (one year from receipt of fellowship money). Documentation may take the form of an exhibition at the subsequent annual SECAC conference, a catalogue or other publication form, an exhibition of the work exhibited at another institution during the fellowship period, a presentation or other proposed and accepted form of documentation. There is no fee for application for the fellowship. For details, go to

Monday, April 27, 2009

this just in!

Nick Barbee, MFA 2009, has been awarded an Artist Residency in the CORE Program at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. The Core Program awards one- and two-year residencies to highly motivated, exceptional visual artists and art scholars who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training Established in 1982 within the Glassell School of Art, the teaching wing of Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Core Program encourages intensive and innovative studio practice as well as the elaboration of an intellectual framework through which to understand that practice. Each artist-resident is given a private studio space, 24-hour access to school facilities and equipment, and a $10,000 annual stipend. This is the third MFA painter awarded this grant, Other Tyler students who have received this award are:
Natasha Bowdoin, MFA 2008
Trenton Doyle Hancock, MFA , 2000

Congratulations Nick!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The 2009 Juried Group Show
Deadline: May 8, 2009

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Call to Artists for The 2009 Juried Group Show, our 2nd annual juried exhibition. We are proud to announce that the show will be juried this year by Jen Mergel, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

•Artists at any stage of their career are welcome to apply.
•Artists may enter up to three pieces of art in each category, in up to three categories.
•There is a $5 nonrefundable fee for each piece of artwork entered.
•Not all entries must be for sale. However, we do allow artists to sell their work if they like.
•All entries must be original and entirely the work of the artist.
•No copies, derivatives or reproductions; work cannot be based on copyrighted or previously published materials.
•Entries must have been produced within the last three years.
•Work must not have been previously shown at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts.
•Artists may not substitute or alter the work after it has been submitted for application.
•The Center will retain all digital images of accepted work and assumes permission to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses.

All entries will be juried from digital images. Digital images are required. Slides and websites will not be accepted. All entries must be submitted digitally via CD. Provide one image for each piece submitted. Two images will be accepted for three-dimensional works. File names should use numbers and letters only. Only jpeg and tif files will be accepted.
Image Dimensions:
•Pixel count should be high enough to print the image at 9 inches x 6 inches at 300 dpi.

On-site assembly is only allowed for installations which require it. A detailed list of materials used must be included with the submission.
Drawings, Paintings, Photography and Prints:
•Finished work must not exceed 90” in height and 172” in length.
•Artwork must be wired (or have d-rings) and must be ready to hang.
•Artists whose video submissions are accepted must be able to provide all materials necessary for viewing. (The CLA Gallery has the tools to do so, but we anticipate more entries than we are able to screen with our own materials.)

All submissions must be made by mail to:
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Re: Annual Juried Show
405 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Applications are available for download via our website and at the following url:

Contact Evan Garza for more information at or 617-927-1742
In Full Bloom
Smithtown Township Arts Council
(St. James NY)

The Smithtown Township Arts Council is now accepting entries for In Full Bloom, July 18- Aug. 14, 2009. Seeking original artwork (realistic or representational) in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of flowers, such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, botanical illustration, colored pencil or pastel. (Sorry, no photography or computer generated art). Juror: Botanical artist Rose Pellicano’s whose work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Japan, and has been included in numerous prestigious exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York, the Bruce Museum, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and Chicago Botanic Garden, among others. Entry Deadline is June 10, 2009 and must be submitted as 300 ppi jpeg files on CD only. Visit for prospectus or send SASE to STAC, 660 Rte 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 6

Thesis Exhibitions Opening this week:
Space 1 - Dave Kube - The Exquisite QueerSpace 2 - Ryan Parker
Space 3 - Ai Krasner - New NatureSpace 4 - Jenna Price

Opening Reception Friday April 24, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Friday, April 24, 2009

Philly Indie Arts & Crafts Shows This Weekend

Friday 4/24 - South Street Arts & Crafts Fair - 9th & South St - 5pm - 9pm

Saturday 4/25 - Craft Bazaar @ Bob & Barbara's Lounge - 1509 South St 11am - 4pm

Sunday - 4/26 - The Philadelphia Independent Crafters Market - 941 Front Street 12pm - 7pm

Support Local Artists & Crafters
Buy Handmade

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Artist to be Featured in June (Fishtown)

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Date: 2009-04-23, 11:13AM EDT

What is offered: A beautiful space along the First Friday Route on Franford Ave.
What we are looking for: An artist with a following that wants to showcase their art.

As it stands now, we will have a band to add to the festivities for June 5th. We are also lining up artists for the Months of July, August and October.

Please send me a link to see your stuff.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rutgers is in New Jersey....not everyone can be perfect.

A Million little pictures

entry fee of 18 dollars to participate.

1,000 artists documenting 1,000 lives from around the world

Art House is looking for 1,000 people from around the world to receive 1000 disposable cameras. We'll mail the camera to you to document your life in 24 exposures and then you simply send us back the prints. Not only will we have the exhibition here in Atlanta, we will also travel to the city with the most participants. So, tell your friends, mom, sister, cousin, or whoever to sign up. The exhibition will be home to 24,000 photographs of 1,000 peoples lives all over the world.

For more information on the project and to sign up, please go to:!
Sign up Deadline: July 1st 2009
Postmark Deadline: September 1st 2009
To sign up to participate, visit:

Its not a scam even though the post looks like one, just click the link and download the pdf for the application. For just 3 hours of your time a week you are provided with free studio space if you are accepted, its a great opportunity to save money.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


2009 residencies for artists, writers, musicians, curators and cultural producers

Elsewhere, an arts production site and experimental museum in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking artists, curators, writers, musicians, and cultural producers for residencies during the Summer and Fall 2009 seasons. Set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of American surplus, thrift, and antiques, Elsewhere invites experimental creators to utilize the immense collection of objects to pursue site-specific material, conceptual, and/or technologically-based projects.

Elsewhere’s building—two storefronts on the ground floor, a 14-room boarding house on the second, and warehouse on the third—provides dynamic architectures for the creation and installation of works. Artists live and work within transforming installations; these interactive environments become platforms for re-conceptualizing the theory and practice of art-making as an ongoing process of exchange in community. Within a store where nothing is for sale, Elsewhere offers an unparalleled framework for creative practices, processes and productions outside the traditional gallery, museum, and residency systems.

See the complete call for artists and application deadlines at
Creators of all kinds and collaborative groups can email for an application and brochure. We review applications at the end of each month.

Monday, April 20, 2009

VOX V, 5th Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists
Deadline May 31, 2009 : Vox Populi in Philadelphia is accepting entries for VOX V,its Fifth Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists, taking place from July 10 to August 2, 2009. Open to all media; submitted work must be available for exhibition, if chosen. Jurors for this year's exhibition are artist Ryan Trecartin and Larry Mangel, founder of CerealArt. Entry fee $20 for up to three submissions; $30 for up to five submissions. For complete details and to download entry form, visit

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Body Art and Adornment Presents Off Runway
Friday, April 24th- Thursday, April 30th
Opening Event, Friday, April 24th, 7:00PM

Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Entrance Area
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Critical Dialogue- TERRY HAGGERTY

Monday, April 20th, 2009

11:00 am Rm Bo4 / Auditorium

Terry Haggerty was born in London, England and studied at the Cheltenham School of Art, Gloucestershire. He has exhibited widely at galleries and museums around the world, including Sikkema Jenkins, New York; Max Hetzler, Berlin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Aldrich Museum, Conecticut; and PS1, Long Island City. Haggerty is the recipient of several awards including the John Anson Kittredge Award (2003); and the Natwest Art Prize (1999). Haggerty has participated two artist-in-residency programs at MacDowell (2002), and The International Studio Program for the Arts in Copenhagen (2003). Commissions include wall drawings for Munich Re, London, and private collections in the US and Germany. Terry Haggerty currently lives and works in New York City and Berlin.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 5

Thesis Exhibitions Opening this week:
Space 1 - Jess Perlitz - I'll tell you when everything is burningSpace 2 - Nick BarbeeSpace 3 - Dustin Campbell
Space 4 - Noah Towery
Opening Reception Friday April 17, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

  • Secret Cinema

Films from the Urban Archives: Secrets from Philadelphia’s Past

April 16, 4:00 p.m., Paley Library, Lecture Hall

We’ve unearthed great tidbits of Philadelphia history from the Urban Archives’ film collections to be shown on screen and to the public for one day only by the Secret Cinema. This program is presented by film curator and collector Jay Schwartz, who has been providing audiences across Philadelphia with glimpses of rare treasures on 16mm film for over 15 years. He has curated programs for Eastern State Penitentiary, the American Philosophical Society, the Franklin Institute and Moore College of Art. Please join us for a special presentation at Temple University Libraries.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

painting bfa show! just cause.

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA Program is presenting the sixth iteration if its Without Borders show, titled Conjunction. We are pursuing the theme, not only in terms of the content of the show, but also in terms of the organization of the show itself by calling for collaborators. It will be up to the participating artists to investigate or solve the issues of collaboration, such as distance and communication.

1. Peruse the personal ads on the front page of the Without Borders website and choose an artist.

2. Apply to work with the artist by submitting the following material via email to:

- Choice of Collaborator from Personal Ads on front page
- Artist Bio
- Statement explaining the desire to work with selected artist
- 3-5 images of previous work

The Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the inaugural FOURTH WALL PANEL REVIEW.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to gain better understanding of the selection processes for grants, residencies, and teaching positions that usually occur behind closed doors.

Please join us to witness a distinguished critic, artist, and curator publicly review and discuss digital images and written statements submitted anonymously by MFA thesis students from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art's Graduate Program.

The process will conclude with the selection of three artists the panel determines are most competitive for professional exhibition, residency, and opportunities.


Brian Sholis
Critic and Editor at Large of

Nina Katchadourian
Artist and Viewing Program Curator at The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Julien Robson
Curator of Contemporary Art at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
formerly, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky from 2000 to July 2008

April 21, 2009

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Hamilton Auditorium
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Broad and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This event is free and open to the public

Contact for further questions

check it out!! free exhibition space!! up for grabs!

Monday, April 13, 2009

the Kelly Writers House and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center present

a workshop presentation of "Dandelion Momma"
a play by ArtsEdge Resident GREG ROMERO
directed by WALLY ZIALCITA
dramaturgy by TERRI EPP

performed by

Monday, 4/20 at 7:00 PM
the Writers House garden | 3805 Locust Walk
no registration required - free and open to the public

In "Dandelion Momma," an eight year-old girl takes care of wayward dandelions and sees the lights inside of people. A farm girl and a writer search for life inside of each other while planting seeds in the hardened soil of the Great Depression. A one hundred year-old woman reflects on her life through broken pieces of memory. The ground becomes
harder, the girl becomes tired, the air becomes heavier, and something new must be born.

GREG ROMERO'S plays have been produced off-off Broadway by City Attic Theatre and Working Man's Clothes Productions, and across the country by Salvage Vanguard Theater, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Collective, Theater In My Basement, Specific Gravity Ensemble, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and in elevators, porches, warehouses, loft apartments, punk stages, museums, basement crawl spaces, and public bathrooms. Romero has been
commissioned by The Cardboard Box Collaborative, Austin Script Works, and Audacity Theatre Lab, and is a member of Philadelphia Dramatists Center, and The Dramatists Guild of America. He has been a finalist for the Heideman Award, a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award and his works have been published by Heinemann Press and Playscripts, Inc. Romero received a BA in Liberal Arts from the Louisiana Scholars College and an MFA in Playwriting from The University of Texas-Austin where he held the James A. Michener Fellowship. Most recently, Romero was selected as the first-ever Resident Writer of the ArtsEdge Residency, created by The Kelly Writers House and The University of Pennsylvania.

ARTS EDGE is a new collaborative residency project designed to encourage the careers of emergent writers and artists. Through ArtsEdge, the Kelly Writers House, the Fine Arts Department of the School of Design, and Penn's Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) will subsidize the rent of a shared live/work space near Penn's campus for an emergent writer and artist. ArtsEdge aims to support the creative work of young artists and writers, create a live/work environment that will inspire interdisciplinary exploration, and enrich West Philadelphia by encouraging young writers and artists to live and work here. Residencies last for one year and include a dedicated studio for each writer/artist, shared living space, and close affiliation with the writing and artistic communities at Penn. During the course of their residencies, writers and artists will be encouraged to develop at least one collaborative project with the Writers House or Fine Arts Department. Qualified applicants may also be considered to teach one course at Penn in the spring semester.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 4

Thesis Exhibitions Opening this week:
Space 1 - Kerry Kolenut - Mike and Colleen a structural historySpace 2 - Sallie Oleta ForrerSpace 3 - Alida Barden - Trail MagicSpace 4 - Matthew Damian Ritchie - Neutokyoupia: Easter EggsOpening Reception Friday April 10, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Friday, April 10, 2009

CALL TO ARTISTS: Summer in the City
Projects Gallery announces a call to artists for its June-July 2009 Juried Art Exhibition entitled “Summer in the City”. The steamy summer months often prompt residents to flee; but for the segment that remains, there is a certain magic to the sticky days and long nights. Emerging from their wintry cocoon, Philadelphians take to the streets and stoops, bikes and bars, parks and playgrounds. We want art that captures that unique sensibility of summer in the city with a distinct Philadelphia flavor. Entrants may present work of any media or subject, but artists must be located in the greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. We are looking to discover emerging, established and/or outsider artists with a mixed media approach and urban sensibility. The show will be displayed June 5 – August 1, 2009 at Projects Gallery in Philadelphia.

Eligibility: Open to all artists who reside in the greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area. Work must be original and completed within the past 2 years. Works for consideration may be of any media but must be no larger than 36” W. All work must be available for sale. Gallery commission on sales is 50%. An artist statement and resume will be required from all accepted artists. Artist is responsible for transportation of work to and from gallery. Accepted video artists must supply viewing equipment.

Prizes: A “Best In Show” prize of $300 will be awarded by artist Frank Hyder.

To Enter: There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 (U.S.) per artist for up to five entries. Additional detail images are permitted. Digital files of artist statements, resumes and/or bios must be included with image entries. Submissions must be digital 300 dpi at least 8” jpg, gif or tiff format on a CD or DVD. CD/DVD will not be returned. Do not send original artwork. No slides. Please include a list of entries with the following information: artist name, titles of images, media, dimensions, date and retail price of work submitted. All entries must be received no later than April 30, 2009. Make checks payable to: Projects Gallery. If any of these requirements are not met the submission will be deemed ineligible.
Mail entries, list of entries, entry fee to:
Projects Gallery
629 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

• April 30, 2009 deadline for entries
• May 10, 2009 entrants notified
• May 30, 2009 accepted works due to gallery
• June 5, 2009 opening reception
• August 1, 2009 exhibition closes
• August 3-5, 2009 pick-up work or prepaid shipping returned

Work will be juried by Projects Gallery’s Associate Director Sequoia Medley. In addition to the exhibition, press releases and images will be sent out and the exhibition will be highlighted on the gallery’s website. Please forward this to all interested parties. Full prospectus available at Questions? Contact

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

“WHY PHOTOGRAPHY MATTERS AS ART AS NEVER BEFORE” a lecture by art critic and historian MICHAEL FRIED Saturday, April 11, 2009 4 PM
Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall, Arcadia University

in conjunction with

an exhibition at Arcadia University Art Gallery on view through April 19, 2009

The lecture will followed by a public reception in the art gallery.
Both events are free and open to the public .

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to view a selection of images, visit:

Arcadia University Art Gallery
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, Pennsylvania, 19038
victory for tyler - sculpture 2009


Diverse Paths: Mid-Atlantic MFA Graduate Student Work

open, April 9, 2009 6-9 pm

at the Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA!!

MFA 07 Shelby Donnelly is in the Victory for Tyler show and a few of the current grads are in the Mid-Atlantic Show. It will be a very exciting night!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 9 - May 3, 2009
Reception: Thursday April 9, 6-9pm

Location: University of Delaware Gallery
Hours: Wed - Sat 12-6pm

Also Opening in s.e.a ( space for experimental art, lower level)

Diverse Paths: Mid-Atlantic MFA Graduate Student Work opens April 9
UD@Crane presents Diverse Paths: Mid-Atlantic MFA Graduate Student Work an exhibition that features the work of regional graduate students.

The exhibition opens Thursday, April 9, 2009 and concludes on Thursday, May 3, 2009.
Diverse Paths… is the result of a productive collaboration between University of Delaware studio art and art history graduate students. Students from both departments worked together to organize, curate, and install the exhibition in an interdisciplinary cooperative effort. The exhibition showcases the works of current MFA students from Penn State University, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Rutgers University, Tyler School of Art- Temple University, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania.
Themes explored address the tension between the interior, subjective dimension and the exterior, larger world. While some works are executed with traditional artist’s materials, others incorporate found objects and installation. The techniques and materials employed engage issues of identity and the desire for communication and interactivity.

Featured artists include: Mike Treffehn, Marie Rim, Erin M. Riley, Caitlin Magner, Joseph Lozano, Chris Lawrence, Erica Harney, Caroline Gilpin, Katie Dillon, Paul DeMuro, and Jessica Bottalico.

The curators are Jim Zeske, Katsi Ortiz, Jennifer Jones O’Neil, Shushana Muldowney, Claudia Torres Guillemard, Molly Fletcher, Kenny Delio, Meghan Read Constantinou, Cody Bloom, and LaTanya S. Autry. Jennifer Jones O’Neil is the director of this exhibition.
UD@Crane is a two-story, 3,000 square foot space, which presents all practices of visual art, music, and literary and performing arts. UD’s establishment of a satellite arts campus at the Crane enhances regional visibility of our visual and performing arts departments..

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Critical Dialogue Lecture Series Presents:

GARY STEPHAN – Monday, April 6th, 2009

11:00 am, Auditorium Room B 04

Gary Stephan has been showing his painting and sculpture since the late sixties in the United States and Europe. He has had solo shows in this country at Bykert Gallery, Mary Boone, Hirschl and Adler, Margo Leavin, Marlboro, and Daniel Weinberg Gallery among others. His work is in the collections of The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art in NY, and other museums nationwide. Stephan has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches in the MFA program at School of Visual Arts in NYC. He is currently represented by Kienzle/Gmeiner in Berlin, which is organizing a show of early and recent work to tour German Kunsthalles in 2009. Six of his videos can currently be found on You-Tube.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

MFA Thesis Exhibitions Spring 2009 - Week 3

Thesis Exhibitions Opening this week:
Space 1 - Mike TreffhenSpace 2 - Kate DowellSpace 3 - Hannah Rose DumesSpace 4 - Elaine Quave - Promethean Ambitions

Opening Reception Friday April 3, 2009 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
Tyler School of Art
Norris and 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

gallery hours: wed-sat 10-5pm

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009