Sunday, May 31, 2009

new grad's links are being added to the side, slowly but surely.

found out about two things today, adaptation and scribe, im not sure if anyone knows about either of these but they both sound like great things and local too! check it out! calls for entry on both websites too..

Monday, May 25, 2009

In the main space, Wexler Gallery presents “NEOTERIC MATTER 2: New Studio Jewelry,” a juried exhibition curated by Daniella Kerner, Associate Professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Show runs May 1 – June 27, 2009. An Opening Reception will take place on First Friday, May 1st from 5 – 8pm.

Coinciding with the 2009 Society of North American Goldsmith's Conference in Philadelphia, PA (May 20-23, 2009), the group exhibition will feature national and international artists whose work pushes the boundary of their craft beyond decoration using new media and digital technology.

According to Kerner; “Jewelry as an art form for creative, personal, and artistic expression has served as documentation for all civilizations. Jewelry demonstrates the tools, technologies, and materials of the times. (It) describes attitudes and values of mankind’s respective social systems and cultures.”

The exhibition’s second incarnation, “NEOTERIC MATTER 2will focus on work that is primarily comprised of 21st century materials or late 20th century materials. The show will also examine new processes that have significantly influenced the field of jewelry. A few examples of new materials include: polymers, materials used in rapid proto-typing, electronics, Precious Metal Clay, new metal alloys, and composite materials.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

HAIRLOOM performance

Hairloom is a lyrical dance/theater “work in progress” conceived and directed by Sasha Baskina a local dancer/ artist and children’s art and yoga instructor. Exploring themes of migration and nostalgia for the abandoned motherland, the dancers journey to a new land where they encounter mischievous spirits (played by the dancer’s daughters).

MAY 25 - JULY 5
Artomatic is a month-long art festival in DC that is free to the general public celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Monument Realty and the Capitol Riverfront BID have provided a brand-new 275,000 square foot building to host Artomatic, right next to the Nationals Stadium. The event features nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater. Workshops and seminars are held all month long and special events such as the Washington Post's Peeps diorama finalists, the Zombie Prom, Box Racing, body paint shows, and a no-holds-barred Art in Fashion Show.

With four bars and a lounge on each floor. 52,500 people attended Artomatic last year, and 70,000 are expected this year for the 10th Anniversary Artomatic. Over 1,000 visual artists and 600 performing artists are exhibiting this year.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

email me your work, your website, or where you are making art this summer. the blog needs pictures!
Desire .10
Logsdon 1909 Gallery
1909 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
February 12 to March 6, 2010
Curated by Marco Logsdon

Conventional wisdom posits that 10 percent of the general population is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual. Desire .10 is an exhibition that focuses on the queer side of desire as expressed by members of the LGBT community and its supporters. This is an open call for varied works that can take any form--just as the form of desire is different in each individual. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and video are all acceptable mediums. Works will be judged on artistic merit as it relates to the theme of the show and the ability of the gallery to properly showcase each artist’s work. Help make this year’s Queer Caucus CAA Convention Exhibition one to remember for Chicago by submitting your work for possible inclusion!

For submission guidelines and further information, please contact:

Starving Artist Food Anecdotes Wanted (Philadelphia)

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Do you have any stories about how you save money (or used to save money) on your dining budget? We're looking for several artists who would be interested in being featured in a book and sharing their anecdotes on how they survive in the system. Do you have tricks for dining out, grocery shopping, coupon cutting, etc.?

If you would like more information, contact Jack at Provide us with your contact information and a little information about your work (link to your website or send few attachments) and we will respond with more information about the book. This is a low budget project that will provide you with a unique marketing opportunity.

Call for artists (P.I.F.A.S.)

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The Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Studies ( purports to be a reeducation center that exfoliates creativity through the contribution of cultural material. This educational mission is materialized once one considers the 30 plus studio artists practicing under the institution’s roof, as well its methods of “acoustic research” in the form of lectures and performances. This ongoing quest to channel the multiple potentialities of reeducation will navigate a thematic experiment entitled: “The P.I.F.A.S. Towne Project” that will run from July 10th-31st. Roughly defined, this study will test the fields of alternative distribution and marketing practices by transforming artist studios into a network of artist-run cultural and commercial spaces. Beyond this, common space at the Institute will be donated to local artists for an experimental exercise called: “The Queue.” Using the kiosk as its standard-bearer for this project, artists will be given the opportunity to create stations where objects/ideas can be sold or exchanged in an environment that encourages performance.

P.I.F.A.S. is currently accepting submissions from the community of Craigslist to create Kiosks. Of the candidates, two artists will be chosen. A formal mission statement should be sent to: by June 1st.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Call for Pacific Coast Artists
New American Paintings Magazine
(Boston MA)

Call for Pacific Coast Artists : New American Paintings Magazine. The Open Studios Press is currently accepting entries for our December issue of New American Paintings!

Forty artists will be selected for publication. All styles/painting, drawing, monoprints, mixed media; 2-D only. Open to artists in CA, OR, WA, AK, HI.

Send 4 images (printouts no larger than 8.5" x 11" OR slides each marked with name and info; no cds), resume with contact information, $40 entry fee and SASE to:

Open Studios Press, 450 Harrison Ave #47, Boston, MA 02118. Questions: 617.778.5265 or

Juror: Dominic Molon, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Postmark deadline: 6.30.09.

What we do: Our goal is to expose the art of new, exciting and innovative artists working in all mediums to the demographics of people, which might never see them without our unique intervention. Based in Boston, we put on exhibitions of varying length depending on the location we choose for each show. Some will last a month while others will only run for the duration of the opening. Even though we originally started out with the intention of putting on these shows illegally, we came to our senses and now rent all locations.

For more information and application guidelines email us at
Other PositiveSpace Picture Show 2 - Call for Entries
Deadline May 31, 2009 : If you have made a short film or animation, live in Philly -- or very close by, and want people to see it, here is your chance Positive Space is now accepting submissions for its Picture Show 2. Rules: 1) Open to film/animation no longer than 10 minutes (give or take); 2) You can submit as many films as you want by sending in a DVD or e-mailing a video or link; selected artists will need to send in a high resolution DVD for the screening. Films may have been shown at other screenings and artists retain all rights to their work. Prizes will be given for best animation, best short film, and best short-short. Winners will be picked by the audience at the screening in July (date TBA). Submissions and inquires may be sent to PositiveSpace, P.O. Box 15251, Philadelphia, PA 19125 /
"Art VS Design" Competition Now Accepting Submissions
Deadline May 31, 2009 : Artists and designers are invited to submit entries for a competition that asks the question "What shapes our world more, art or design?" "Art VS Design" is an international open call for undiscovered talent, put together by a handful of Brooklyn based artists and designers who have experienced first-hand the difficulties of achieving national attention. Mark Mothersbaugh, acclaimed artist and lead singer of art-rock band DEVO leads a panel of judges including Jarrett Gregory (curator at NYC's New Museum) and Donwan Harrell (founder and creative director of Akademiks clothing) in selecting the top artist or designer to be featured at a gala reception at the New Museum in June. The public also plays judge in determining the most powerful medium of the moment in an online face-off that pits art submissions against design submissions. Over $11,000 total in prizes will be awarded. For complete details, visit

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten

HISK: Call for applications

Work years 2010-2011
Deadline submission: Monday June 15, 2009

Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten
Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
B-9000 Gent
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HISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts

The Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) organizes postgraduate education in Flanders in the field of the audiovisual and visual arts. It provides approximately twenty-five young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their own for the duration of two years along with specific, tailor-made guidance.

At the HISK, emphasis lies mainly on individual practice with an international focus. The visiting lecturers are crucial. Artists, curators, critics and theoreticians pay individual studio visits at regular intervals. There are also frequent visits to significant art events and lectures, seminars and workshops are provided. The HISK also offers technical facilities and production opportunities.

Thanks to the unique HISK concept, the participants are given every opportunity to invest in critical research of their work in order to situate it within a broader artistic, cultural and societal context.

At the end of the two-year working period, the participant receives a certificate of 'Laureate of the HISK'. The HISK is officially recognized as Higher Institute and is financed by the Flemish Community - Ministry of Education and supported by the City of Ghent.

Since 1997, 148 laureates have graduated from the HISK. The largest part of them are currently building up a successful professional career in the Belgian and international art world.

In 2009, the candidate-laureates working at the HISK come from Canada, Japan, Ethiopia, South Africa, Israel, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. An international jury selected them from more than a hundred candidates.


Artists who have already obtained a Masters degree in Fine Art or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply to the HISK. Exceptions can be made for applicants who do not have a Post Graduate degree in Fine Art but display a high level of development, motivation and artistic affinity. This is decided on the basis of an interview in which an applicant's experience, professional or otherwise, is discussed.

A diverse group of artists who are able to work together as a community are chosen each year. All young practitioners selected for the program are believed to share a common potential for growth.

The admission committee is composed of international visiting lecturers from a variety of backgrounds. They make a pre-selection from the submitted portfolios and the candidates who make it through are invited for an interview regarding their motivations and expectations. After a period of evaluation and careful consideration, the committee then makes a decision as to whether the applicant is suitable.

The conceptual and visual qualities in the works submitted by applicants are considered to be more important than style, material or technique. Participants are expected to have a strong commitment to conducting critical research within their respective fields of interest. At the same time, they should aim towards locating their practice within a broader perspective of social and cultural environments. Candidates are also expected to make a contribution to the activities of the HISK as a whole. This interaction is seen to be an important forum of exchange and development.

Basic criteria for assessment are:
- The quality of the submitted work
- Evidence of a potential to explore various aesthetic possibilities
- The degree to which the work distinguishes itself from overt influences
- The coherence of the body of work
- The social/political relevance of the work
- The quality of presentation in the submitted portfolio (both text and images)
- Motivation for choosing the HISK
- Willingness to be involved in the HISK programme and ability to set aside time for this
- Ability to speak about your work and thinking around it
- The potential to grow within the HISK programme, both on an artistic and a personal level
- Evidence of sufficient maturity to be able to work independently

Each year between 12 and 14 candidate laureates are admitted.

Applications for work years 2010-2011

Please send the following

1. Information
• A completed application form (see:
• Your personal motivation and work plan (in English, ca. 1 page)
• A detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of exhibitions, grants, scholarships, awards, commissions, etc)
• Catalogues and texts describing your artistic work (optional)
• Maximum 3 letters of recommendation (optional)
• 4 recent passport photographs (with your name on the back)
• A copy of your ID card or passport

2. Presentation / portfolio
• Power Point or PDF presentation on CD (Mac compatible), along with clear labels stating title of work, medium, date and measurements (if necessary) + bound print out of the presentation (color or black & white)
• Films and videos on DVD, if possible with menu

File to be sent to:
HISK / Higher Institute for Fine Arts
Charles de Kerchovelaan 187a
B-9000 Gent

Deadline submission: June 15, 2009

The first working year starts in January 2010 and ends in December 2010. An international jury will make their selection in July 2009. The results of the selection will be known on July 15, 2009. Applicants who have not been selected can collect their documents at the HISK's administration office on conclusion of the admission procedure. Documentation of selected candidates will be archived in the HISK's records. As careful as the HISK may be in handling the documentation submitted, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

The registration fee for 2010 and 2011 amounts to 1000 euro per year (+ a single deposit of 300 euro). Health insurance is not included in the registration fee. The registration fee (and the deposit) must be paid before the start of the working year. The HISK offers a studio, work places and pedagogical guidance. There are no scholarships or residencies available. Living costs are the participants' own responsibility. Foreigner candidate-laureates have to arrange all necessary administration themselves in order to obtain a visa for study purposes and an official residence permit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The National Network of Depression Centers is seeking art for an exhibition at our NNDC Annual Conference, September 28-29, 2009. This event focuses on the field of Psychiatry and simultaneously offers a platform for interaction of professionals from various fields.

This exhibition will focus on how art can be used as a resource for education and outreach programs to raise awareness about mental health. Art on or about mental health, emotional art, or therapeutic art are welcome, as are conceptual pieces regarding these topics. Open to all 2-D and 3-D media.

NOTE: This exhibition is planned to tour nationally from late summer 2009 until mid-2010. Only work that is available for loan for the entire duration of the tour will be considered. Work will be insured by the NNDC during the exhibition.

Submissions accepted by email only. Send up to 5 JPEGs, with slide list including media and dimesions, plus a brief artist statement to Lindsay Stern at
The Guggenheim Foundation’s Hilla Rebay International Fellowship is a 9-month program that allows advanced graduate students or doctoral candidates to train at 3 of the Guggenheim’s renowned international art museums. Working in the curatorial and/or education departments, fellows will spend at least three months each at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend to cover accommodation and travel, and must demonstrate speaking and writing fluency in English, Spanish, and Italian. Applications should be submitted by mail or email to Michelle Jubin, and must include a cover letter, résumé, 2 letters of recommendation, university transcripts, writing sample, and a list of relevant coursework and languages.

See here.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Light Work Photography Residency
Every year Light work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse, NY to devote one month to creative projects. Over three hundred artists have participated in the AIR program, many of whom have since achieved international acclaim. The residency includes a $4,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art darkroom and digital facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual. Contact Sheet is a beautiful publication that is sent to over four thousand art lovers, museums, galleries, and libraries in over thirty-two countries. Applications are accepted throughout the year. While there is no formal deadline, we complete reviews of portfolios every two or three months. The next review process is scheduled to take place in April 2009. We are currently scheduling a couple residencies for 2009; most of the 2009 residencies have already been announced on our blog.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

'09 Open Juried Exhibition

Open to artists internationally working in any photographic media. There is no restriction on subject matter. Accepted works will be exhibited at Bruce Gallery in Edinboro, Pennsylvania during September 2009 and select works will be available to view online. Photomedia Center will select one work as its Purchase Award to add to its permanent print collection. One artist will be selected for a solo featured exhibit during the 2010 season. Accepted works may be offered for sale during the show.

Artists may submit up to 10 pieces for consideration. Entries must be postmarked by June 13, 2009. For submission guidelines, visit here. To download the prospectus and application form, click here.

About the juror: LaToya Ruby Frazier is a photographer and faculty member of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she is Associate Curator for the
Civic Square Art Gallery. In 2009, Frazier's work will be exhibited at the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY) and in the New Museum's "Generational: Younger than Jesus."

Monday, May 18, 2009


A new competition for the Bolzano ShortFilmFestival open for all shorts in the German language.


The competition sections include:

41° Opere Nuove – Festival for Italian short Films

This section is for films of Italian authors or Italian productions. If the language is different than Italian, subtitles in Italian are necessary. Also films of non-Italian authors are eligible if the language of the film is Italian.

6° No Words – International Festival of short films without words
This section is for films without dialog. Spoken words and written words are admitted only if they are irrelevant for the comprehension of the story.

5° ShortFilm Experiment
This section is for experimental films. Dialog and written words must be subtitled in English.

1° Die kurze Welle
This section is for films in German. Subtitles in English are admitted.


All competitions are reserved for short films completed in the years 2008 and 2009, that have not been entered to the previous editions of the festival. The running time cannot exceed 30 minutes, titles inclusive.

Submission deadline: June 15th 2009


For further information, and for the online-submission of your works visit the website: or contact us at .

Friday, May 15, 2009

SASHA BASKINE at RECOGNITION / alternative space

RECOGNITION / alternative space

january 2009

jeremy j. cox & sarah muehlbauer

Sasha Baskina is an interdisciplinary artist who explores paper, light and movement in creating books, installations, environments and performances. She is currently working on a theater/dance performance titled Hairloom that will be showcased in Washington DC Artomatic  June 11th/ 13th... for more information please contact Sasha at
Underlayers is a cyanotype (antiquated non-silver photo process) photogram on Japanese rice lace paper. Underlayers deals with the sensuality and ephemeral nature of  "women's work". The blue print quality of the work attempts to document the daily triumphs of our ordinary lives.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Office of the Vice Dean


Tyler School of Art

Temple University

210G  Tyler Hall




m e m o r a n d u m



Date:            May 6, 2009


To:       Tyler Chairs, Area Heads, Graduate Committee Members and all Second Year MFA Students


From:            Hester Stinnett

            Vice Dean and Graduate Program Director


Re:      MFA Thesis Shows Spring 2010


During the spring 2010 semester the Temple Gallery will host 2 very important exhibitions.  The semester will begin with the Philagrafika 2010 exhibition “The Graphic Unconscious” and at the end of the semester the Jack Wolgin International Competition in the Fine Arts will be on display.  Unfortunately there is not enough time to hold our MFA thesis shows in the Temple Gallery during the spring semester. Please note that this is a one-time situation.  We plan to return to scheduling the MFA shows in the Temple Gallery as a regular feature of our spring schedule.


We have been able to reserve the Ice Box at the Crane building from May 1-15 for a large MFA group exhibition.  Today the graduate committee met and discussed several options regarding how to structure the MFA shows in this venue.  In the fall Sheryl Conkelton will invite a faculty member and a student from each MFA studio area to participate in the planning of this group show with the exhibitions staff. We want to make this unique opportunity the best possible showcase for our students. All 2nd year MFA students will be invited to participate.   As has always been the case individual MFA students may also seek off campus venues on their own for one-person shows.  Individual areas will plan how they would like to handle the thesis review committees.  The amount of work that students will be able to submit to the group exhibition will be limited; therefore committees may want to meet individually with students in advance of the group show for their reviews.  


By May 29 please let Sheryl know what faculty member and MFA student from each studio area will attend the exhibition planning session in the fall.



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

173 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Bubble and Squeak, a group exhibition highlighting the work of first year Master of Fine Arts students Fritz Horstman, Jennifer Jones-O’Neil, Jiwan Lee, Heather Ramsdale and Leigh Van Duzer, some of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most promising emerging artists. The title references a classic English dish that is made from leftovers and scraps.

Fritz Horstman uses discarded shipping crates to form a dialogue about the human perception of nature. By cutting out a hole, in which the viewer is enticed to place their head, Horstman illuminates an interior space full of images of stars. Using elements of camera obscura, Horstman envelopes the viewer in a private world of light and image.

Jennifer Jones-O’Neil is a photographer exploring ideas of abstraction, flattening and altering by using color fields that are created analogously and digitally. Infused with elements of the absurd, Jones-O’Neil’s photographs highlight the alienation we can experience from consistently being bombarded with mass amounts of information.

Jiwan Lee’s carbon paper drawings jumble multiple images together to create a mass of circumstances and marks. Lee’s fragments are mashed together giving the drawing the power to create something new and unpredictable in the mind of the viewer and outside the complete control of the artist.

Using common construction materials, Heather Ramsdale’s work challenges our notions of our private spaces. Ramsdale inverts the organization of domesticity by reorganizing the materials we encounter during everyday life, exposing the space within structures.

Leigh Van Duzer’s photographs detail an interior space rich with narrative and engorged with structural decay. Her photographs deal with the detritus of human activity. Van Duzer’s recent series involves photographing a bankrupt video store as a ‘container of history’.

Bubble and Squeak opens on Thursday, May 14, 2009 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm. The exhibition includes drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. The show closes on Saturday, June 20, 2009.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

spaces available in an open 8-person studio in the 3245 Amber St. Studios in Port Richmond. Spaces are $125/month plus elec ($10 - a max of $50 month in winter) and vary in size around 12 x 17 feet. There is plenty of free street parking, and a passenger elevator and a freight elevator right outside the studio. There are numerous artists and musicians in the building.

Two spaces are available June 1, and more spaces will be available towards the end of the summer. Please contact Stephanie at for more info. and to visit the space. It's an amazing building and space!

Deep Cut

Latest work from the studio of Dylan J. Beck.

Deep Cut, Terra-cotta, bisque porcelain, 6x96x36 inches, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Robert Trempe, Robert Trempe, Video still from "24X7ATPHL: Codify", 2009

Featuring Emergent Perspectives

Slought Foundation Exhibition | May 15 - June 15, 2009

Reception: Friday, May 15, 2009 ; 6:30-8:30 pm
Free admission (Reservation not required)

Exhibition Openings Series

Project Website:

Slought Foundation is pleased to announce the exhibition “1:5:25” from May 15-June 15, 2009, part of the annual Emergent Perspectives series showcasing new work by Philadelphia-based artists and architects. The opening reception will take place at Slought Foundation on Friday, May 15, 2009, from 6:30-8:30pm.

The exhibition has been curated by Osvaldo Romberg, in collaboration with five emergent artists and architects -- Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Asher Barkley, David Romberg, Blaine Siegel, and Constantina Zavitsanos. The generative principle for the exhibition has been the decentralization of the curatorial process, whereby the curator selected five additional curators to broaden the scope of the selection, without interference.

The video works featured in the exhibition are grouped according to five thematic categories: architecture, language, sex, the body, and technology. The exhibition features work by Robert Trempe, Jenny Sabin + Peter Lloyd Jones, Hollwichkushner, Ferda Kolatan + Erich Schoeneberger (su11), Normal Architecture Office, Jahje Bath, Jaegwon Cho, Asher Barkley, Didier Clain, Mariya Dimov, Elliott Hasiuk, Shanjana Mahmud, J Makary, Fay Morgan, Lisa Marie Patzer, David Romberg, Blaine Siegel, Robert Scobey, Aliza Shvarts, Jenny Thwing, Mike Treffehn, Naotomo Umewaka, Brent Wahl, Anastasia M Wong, and Vladimir Zykov.

beautiful, sunny artist studio! (port richmond)

Studio to Split

$170/month + utilities

Richmond Mills building at Allegheny and Amber streets. Port Richmond.

300-400 square feet. Beautiful space lots of light, hardwood floors, freight and passenger elevators. Private, secure building, safe. Great building! Professional studio building with other artists/ businesses. Heated.

Shared with one person/ space separated by full wall (goes to ceiling but needs to be drywalled on your side) and door.

may move in preferred but i am flexible, contact email:

Studio makeover from Art Calendar

This looks amazing.

Let us fill your studio!

Tell us why you think you should win a studio makeover and provide us with a photo of your current art studio. The Art Calendar Studio Makeover Contest is FREE to enter and runs from May 1, 2009 until July 31, 2009. Three winners will be selected and announced in the October 2009 issue of Art Calendar!

Grand Prize - $8,500+ in prizes
Second Prize - $800+ in prizes
Third Prize - $400+ in prizes

Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artists award!

$5000 award for emerging artists at the Art Jewelry Forum!

AJF is accepting applications for its 2009 Emerging Artist Award. The amount of this year’s award is $5,000. This is the 9th year that AJF has awarded a contemporary jewelry artist a cash award.

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jewelry artist and to help to advance the artist’s career. The competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who: have completed their academic/professional training, have been out of school for one year or more, and have not had a solo artist exhibition in a commercial gallery or museum. Submitted work must have been unsupervised if from an academic setting.

Jurors for the 2009 competition are: Ursula Neuman, jewelry curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Gail Hufjay, long-standing member of AJF and a collector of contemporary jewelry; and Masumi Kataoka, jewelry artist and recipient of the AJF’s 2008 Award.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Just found a page on VCU's website. It is their opportunities listing called Prudence Knows, there is some good stuff on there! Check it out if you are interested in opportunity.

Have you created your entry for this year’s Arbitrary Art Grant in sculpture yet? Remember May 15th is the cut off day and that all entries will be showcased at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. All it takes is a camera and a trip to the grocery store. Time is ticking!

click here for more information
please join us for our graphic design
saturday, may 9, 2009
6:00–8:00 pm
stella elkins tyler gallery • tyler school of art • norris & 12th street • philadelphia, pa 19122 • on display may 6–9, 10am–5pm

{ graduate stats }
Admired for her typographic intuition
& opulent use of ornamentation.
hometown Louisville, Kentucky
color plum
typeface chalet
all-nighters eight-ish
finger injuries one
creative fuel coca-cola classic
future plans hibernation

Revered for her astonishing time management
skills & environmental fervor.hometown Mt. Vernon, Washington
color chartreuse
typeface trade gothic
all-nighters zero
finger injuries one
creative fuel diet coke & popcorn
future plans lounging on the couch guilt free

Celebrated for her savvy hand lettering
& kaleidoscopic color palettes.hometown Bowie, Maryland
color bubble-gum pink
typeface gotham
all-nighters three
finger injuries one
creative fuel coconut-vanilla cupcakes
future plans sleeping

Arts Administration Position for Artist/Art Historian in PA & ME (19520/04609)

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Contemporary art museum director seeks reliable art administrator, art historian, or artist for year-round position to be split between beautiful nature preserve in Chester County, PA and Acadia National Park in Maine. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: office work (arts administration, computer work and trouble-shooting, correspondence, etc...), publication research and assistance, art handling and collections management. Knowledge of digital photography, video, computer technology, and ITS necessary. Ability to use Photoshop and Final Cut Pro a plus. Restaurant or events experience especially beneficial for the three artist dinners and lectures held each week during summer months.

Top benefits include: competitive hourly pay, health insurance, year-round housing in spacious three-bedroom PA farmhouse, summers working for an artist residency program in Maine, regular trips to Philadelphia to assist with projects at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and frequent travel to New York and Florida.

Must have college and/or graduate degree, top professional references, and flexible schedule. Ideal position for respectful, hardworking, artistic person with strong work ethic and commitment to contemporary art and art history.

Please send cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references from whom you received a paycheck by email to OR by facsimile to 610-286-5669. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

come and get it

art by Tamsen Wojtanowski

at the Bean Cafe

615 South St., Philadelphia, PA

Show runs: May 13th- June 9th, 2009

Show Opening: May 13th, 2009: 7:30-9:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


In light of last week’s Junto discussion surrounding art criticism in Philadelphia Libby and Roberta have graciously offered me a place on the artblog to gather, edit, and post theoretical writing. I am not an art historian, just an enthusiastic and interested member of the community looking to improve the level of art discourse in our city (and beyond). If the publishers, magazines, and schools are not generating satisfactory pieces of contemporary art philosophy, we will do it ourselves. My hope is that academic discourse can find a foothold along side this vast archive of reviews.

This is an open invitation for ongoing submissions of essays, theses, interviews, and conversations regarding the themes relevant to work currently being created and shown. The goal is to create context. We can better define the space we occupy in the larger art world and develop a vocabulary with which we can discuss each other’s work, advancing our practice.

These thoughts will be held in a new category on the blog called “theoretically,” operating as an autonomous subset of the blog’s content. With the support of contributions and commentary we can theoretically make some progress toward an illuminated Philadelphia.

Please submit your critical writings or inquiries to rickybanister [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thank you in advance,

Rick Banister

Call for Entries
Prospectus/Entry Form [.doc]
Entry Form Only [.html]
Postmark and Online Deadline:
May 15, 2009

THE WHAT? A major art show featuring artists working within a 250-mile radius of Richmond. Why that area? Because it takes in some of the Mid-Atlantic and some of the Southeast, and juror Marlene Rothacker knows there are a lot of good artists out there, and she wants to find out who you are.

THE WHO? Fine artists working in two or three dimensions, or in digital and video mediums. The only limitation is that they must work (create) within a 250-mile radius of Richmond. This includes Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Washington DC, Baltimore, and everywhere in between. If you aren't sure if you fall within the target area, check the map on the front of the prospectus to find out.

THE WHEN? The show will run June 26 through August 23, 2009. Postmark and online deadline for submissions is 11:59PM Friday, May 15, 2009.

THE WHERE? The show will occupy all 3,000 square feet of artspace gallery in Plant Zero, a renovated industrial building in Richmond's Manchester Arts District.

PRIZES. PRIZES UP TO $1000 and a solo exhibition in artspace's Helena Davis Gallery will be awarded at the discretion of Ms. Rothacker.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. Up to 3 digital images on CD at 72 ppi and 800 pixels for the longest dimension, or up to 3 minutes for moving images on DVD. Label digital images and DVD with last name, first initial, and entry number (e.g. SmithJ1). Video entries require own equipment. Installation work is limited to a height of 10', where main entrance to artspace is 8'X8'.

Mail or hand-deliver images on CD, video DVD, completed entry form, entry fee, and SASE (for return of CD or DVD and notification) to artspace, Zero E. 4th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224, postmarked by Friday, May 15, 2009. If no SASE provided, notification will be sent by e-mail.

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: In the body of an e-mail, include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. In this e-mail provide information for the images you wish to submit. Attach images of the work corresponding to the information provided and send to by 11:59 PM Friday, May 15, 2009. Notice of acceptance will be e-mailed.

ENTRY FEE: All submissions require payment of a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for three (3) entries, which is accepted via PayPal or personal check or money order mailed to the gallery by the postmark deadline. Additional entries may be submitted at $5.00 (US) each, for up to five (5) total entries.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: Notification of acceptance will be mailed or e-mailed on or around Friday, May 29, 2009. Artist bios, resumes, and statements will be requested upon acceptance to show.

ACCEPTED WORK will be received from Monday, June 15, through Sunday, June 21, 2009 from 12-4PM.

INSTALLATION of work will take place from Monday, June 22, through Thursday, June 25, 2009.
The University of Mary Washington Galleries is sponsoring a biennial competitive painting exhibition, opening January 2010. Deadline June 1, 2009. $2,000 in awards. Juror: William Dunlap, artist, critic, educator. All artists living in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to enter. For prospectus and entry form download, click here or email:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Glenn Adamson, the author of Thinking Through Craft, will be talking in B083 one of the basement classrooms in Tyler on Thursday May 7th at 1pm.

He is also doing a talk at the ICA at 6:30 the same night.
Gimme Shelter is the culmination of a semester-long animal shelter building project for several classes of sculpture students at Moore College of Art & Design, in which they built birdhouses, bat houses, sculpture houses, and shelter-inspired wearables. The full proceeds from the sale of these objects will go directly to Women Against Abuse.
Work will be sensibly priced, from $10. The women of Moore who lovingly created these sculptures hope that you will be able to take time out of your busy Friday to visit the park, see some art, and perhaps help a good cause by buying a birdhouse (or other shelter) that you adore.

Gimme Shelter
May 8, 2009
Aviator Park (Logan Square),
between Race St and The Ben Franklin Parkway, 19th and 20 Street.

Friday, May 1, 2009

This installation details the fascinating history of plumbing at Eastern State Penitentiary, a building that had running water before the White House. Ms. Bole’s installation includes sculptural elements in resin, frosted glass, and brass that are recreations of architect John Haviland’s original plumbing schematics.

Reception for the Artists
Light refreshments will be served. Free to the public.
Friday, May 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130