Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Art in the Airport

I'm picking up my aunt from the Shreveport airport. It's a pretty small airport --- but imagine my surprise when I see original artworks from local artists on the wall. I smiled :D. Good job Shreveport! Every airport should do the same thing!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Call to Artists Serie Project Austin Texas

Local Residency Program Taking Submissions for 2012

AUSTIN, TX – The Serie Project is accepting applications. The organization offers a nonprofit Artist in Residence (AIR) program, with the mission to promote Latino artists as well as to grant access to the serigraphy technique. The Serie Project hosts emerging and established professional artists who produce original works using any visual medium, are 18 years or older, and not currently enrolled in an educational institution. The organization strives for diversity; although it focuses on supporting Latino artists, a third of selected artists are of other ethnic backgrounds. A Master Printer is provided to guide resident artists through the printmaking process. The Serie Project has hosted more than 250 artists from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Spain since 1993.

Each artist will be given one to two weeks to produce one design and create up to 50 serigraph prints plus additional proofs, half of which the artist will keep. The Serie Project provides accommodations for resident artists, but cannot pay for travel expenses. Printing will take place at Coronado Studio in Austin, Texas. The Artist in Residence program will begin in January, and all prints must be completed by July.

The deadline for application is August 26, 2011. The review for selection will be held in September.

The following items are required of all applicants:

Full-color image proposal for serigraph print (final image size must be 16 x 22" or less)

Three (3) digital slides of artwork created within the last 18 months

Résumé or CV with phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address

Artist Statement and/or brief biography

Application fee of $25, made payable to the Serie Project, Inc.

Physical submissions: check made payable to the Serie Project, Inc.

Digital submissions: supply credit card number and expiration date in e-mail

Cover letter (optional)

Please forward your application package to the address below:
Serie Project, Inc.
6601 Felix Ave.
Austin, TX 78741

Please contact us for more information about the Serie Project or its application process. http://www.serieproject.org

Liz Alexander Art Grant Houston

In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Liz Alexander’s passing, Houston Arts Alliance announces the inauguration of the Liz Alexander Visual Art Award, to be made possible by contributions from her former colleagues, friends and family. Currently to date, HAA has raised over $2,000 which is made possible by private contributions (the final award size will be announced by late summer 2011).

The Liz Alexander Visual Art Award will be presented to an emerging, visual artist residing in Houston between the ages of 20 – 35 years. Award money may be used for a specific artistic project, for professional development or education in the field of visual or media arts. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. HAA is still accepting applications.

Deadline: July 8, 2011.

To read more about Liz Alexander, donating or applying for the award, please refer to HAA's website: http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/grants/remembering-liz-alexander/

Call to Artists Sculpture Proposal Laredo Texas

Laredo Community College is commissioning a sculpture to be suspended from the ceiling of the rotunda of its new Visual and Performing Arts Building. The new building will house offices and studio classroom spaces for the campus’ visual and performing arts.

The proposed sculpture should be in place by December 2011 and the new building will be inaugurated in January 2012.

The budget for the project is $12,000.


Deadline: July 15, 2011 
Exhibit Dates:July 21-30, 2011

Title:Summer Juried Exhibition

Sponsor:Brenda Taylor

Venue:Brenda Taylor Gallery, 505 W. 28th Street, New York, NY 10001 ground floor

Juror:Brenda Taylor

Eligibility:Please send no more than 4 JPEG images of recent
or available work to be considered. All medias
and styles are reviewed. Packages should
include your bio, artist statement and contact
information and a SASE. Ten finalists will
be included in the exhibition. You will receive
a phone call with more details, upon acceptance.

Fees:$25.00 payable to Brenda Taylor Gallery

E-mail:Brenda Taylor



Call to Artists Austin Texas Austin Art Connections

Call for Entries: Art that Tells a Story.  

Austin Art Connections, a new, centrally-located, in-house Austin gallery, announces a call to artists for an exhibition September 15-October 15.  We are looking for 2D work that creates mood, emotion, and tells a story in all media with the exception of photography and video. This can be anything from abstract to realistic and all styles in between. All work accepted will be exhibited in our gallery and on our website.  Work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Deadline July 10.  Must be 18 or older and a resident of Texas to submit.  4 images for $35.00.

All artwork submitted must be for sale.  Questions? Contact Julie Ziegelman at call@austinartconnections.com.

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Call to Artists Low Fidelity Photograhy Durango Colorado

 Click Here for Prospectus http://www.toyedwithphoto.com/

Low-fidelity can include shooting with toy cameras, pinholes, handmade lenses, lensless, scanograms, etc. Alternative processes can include cyanotype, platinum palladium, ziatype, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion, ambrotype, and more.

August 27 – October 1, 2011
hosted by Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado
Michelle Bates, juror and workshop presenter

This competition is open to all artists creating low-fidelity and/or alternative process photographs. Works must be original, created within the last two years and may not have been shown previously at Open Shutter Gallery. All works must be framed, ready to hang, and for sale.

Artists are encouraged to submit as many entries as they wish. Nonrefundable entry fees: 1–3 entries: $25, each additional entry is $5 each.
Please email .jpg entries no larger than 1MB each to submissions@toyedwithphoto.com by July 8th. Files must be titled: LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg. Provide the following information for each submission in a separate Word .doc: Artist Name, City & state of artist, e-mail address, shipping address, Title, type of toy camera or device used for image capture, alternative or experimental print process used to print image, framed dimensions in inches, and price.

Pay via paypal using heather@heatherleavitt.com as the payee. Be sure to include the paypal transaction # in your submission email. Or you may send a check to P.O. Box 3042, Durango, CO 81302, Attn: Toyed With. Artists will be notified via email by July 23.

Exhibition & Sales
Accepted works will be on display August 27 – October 1 in the Red Room at Open Shutter Gallery (www.openshuttergallery.com) and online at www.toyedwithphoto.com. A reception will be held during the Durango Showcase for the Arts Gallery Walk, Friday, September 9th. Artwork must be received via carrier on August 24th or 25th (plan your shipping accordingly). Hand delivered works will be accepted Thursday, August 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Works must be framed and ready to hang in accordance to the gallery’s hanging system. Eye screws or wire loops at the side of each piece are required. A 50% commission will be retained on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Works should be priced accordingly and may not be changed after submission. Selected artists are encouraged to mat works in white and frame with black and asked to send a one page artist statement.

Michelle Bates has been a passionate photographer since she was young, and learned her way around a camera in 1991 at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where she first discovered the Holga. Since then, Michelle has shown work in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Israel; and in group shows internationally. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists, and many others. Michelle loves teaching, and has given lectures on plastic and toy cameras to groups all over the US, including the Society for Photographic Education, SF Camerawork, Powell’s Books, and the Creative Center for Photography. She teaches at the Photographic Center Northwest, Newspace (PDX), and photo schools and centers nationwide. Her book, Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity was published in 2006 by Focal Press and the second edition in October 2010, and was called the “complete and essential reference for plastic-camera shooters” by American Photo. Michelle is a member of Freestyle Photographic Supply’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals.

Michelle lives in Seattle, and also frequents Vashon Island, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, and New York. She loves to road trip and fly away with her Holgas whenever possible.

To view her work or learn more about the workshops she offers, visit: www.michellebates.net.

Awards will be chosen from actual works by the juror. Winners will be notified at the show’s close.

Submission to this competition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth. Artist allows all accepted submissions to be photographed and used for marketing and promotion. Artist pays for shipping to and from exhibition. Toyed With and Open Shutter Gallery reserves the right to final curatorial, educational, installation, and marketing decisions. Entries that do not meet competition guidelines may be disqualified. Open Shutter Gallery provides insurance for artworks while on premises and is not responsible for damage or loss during transport.


Friday, July 8
Digital submissions due

Saturday, July 23
Artists notified via email

Monday, August 1
Early reservation for Michelle’s workshop

Wednesday & Thursday, August 24 & 25
Artwork due via shipping carrier

Thursday, August 25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hand-deliver accepted artwork

August 27–October 1
Show Dates

Friday, September 9, 5–9 p.m.
Gallery Walk

September 9-25
Durango Showcase of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18
Workshop with Michelle Bates

Monday, October 3
Artwork packed and returned to artists
or may be picked up 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Juror, Michelle Bates will be offering a two-day workshop covering toy cameras with special focus on Holga cameras, hacks, films, accessories, etc. Participants will have an opportunity for two photoshoots, one outdoor, and one in studio covering off camera lighting, Holga lenses for digital cameras, and Polgaroids. Students are asked to bring or borrow a Holga. Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18. Cost: $225, includes lunch, film, and processing. Space is limited. Receive $25 off if reserved by August 1.

Show founder, Heather Leavitt Martinez offers private lessons in alternative photography and will be teaching botanical cyanotype workshops June 4, 11 & 25 at www.willowtailsprings.com.

For more information contact submissions@toyedwithphoto.com.

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Open Shutter Gallery
Arts Perspective magazine
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Artist Interview: John Paul Gardner

What is your name: John Paul Gardner

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: I received my MFA from the University of Oregon and my BFA from the State University of New York College at Potsdam

What is the style of your pieces: I would classify my style as low tech and simple with great attention to detail.   

What is the medium in which you work: I work with a wide variety of media ranging from room-sized installations made of string and monofilament to intimate 4” x 4” collages.

What started you on your path as an artist: As far back as I can remember I have enjoyed drawing.  I knew that I wanted to be an artist when I was a senior in high school and nothing else interested me enough to do in my free time besides making art. 

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your
life: Making art allows me to reach a state of calm and relaxation otherwise unobtainable.  

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: I love outsider art, especially graphic and illustration based linear works executed by hand.  

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I have shown my work nationally with one international exhibition in Sienna Italy.  My exhibitions usually take place in gallery settings, although recently I’ve been experimenting with alternative venues including public interventions and hotel room art shows

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: When I make my installations I like to wear athletic clothes to be able to move around quickly; I am usually running up and down a ladder all day. 

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? Being poor. 

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: I live on turkey sandwiches.  If I’m lucky there is avacado on it.  

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Currently my wife and I are living in a super tiny apartment.  This has resulted in my smaller collage series of work I have been creating lately. 

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: I’ve been really into Olafur Eliasson’s work lately.  He has an amazing ability to make the natural and synthetic worlds co-exist in harmony within a space.  He makes beautiful, conceptually engaging and technically astonishing work.
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: The most moving piece of artwork I’ve seen is a painting by my talented wife Erin Gardner.  The piece entitled The Point at Which I Let Go is a deeply layered work that includes a realistic rendering of a fire tower being softened by the surrounding atmosphere of orange, yellow and brown hues.  There is something about the imagery and color palette that resonates within in. 

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:  My very large cat loves my linear installation studies.  He plays with the hundreds of strings hanging from the ceiling and walls or our apartment.

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: I am currently featured in my first Museum Exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center curated by Christine Temin. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's kind of late

And I'm being lazy. I was productive today though. I yoga'd in the a.m. Made a few blog posts. Sifted through work of a new artist for the gallery, washed the dog, helped clean a pool and patio, swam, picked up dinner and caught up words with friends.

I'm thinking after the dumb shit I read about James Franco and the invisible artwork, that I am going to start making "ghost" sculptures. These will differ from invisible art because there will be a lost sole attached. You can purchase one and your house will instantly become haunted.


Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

Twisted Sister - Were Not Gona Take It

Artist Interview: Colin Ruel

What is your name: Colin Ruel

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: I am a self taught artist

What is the style of your pieces: narrative

What is the medium in which you work: I use acrylic, colored pencil and some oil

What started you on your path as an artist: My grandparents paint and carve there folk artists  I started them.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life:  Its a way for me to express myself spiritually without the hinderence of words

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: music

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like:  I have a show in the Lower East side at the Saphire Lounge july 14th, 15 and 16th that should be a party its a  club they play alot of house music. I also have a show on Marthas Vineyard in september at the Shepard Breeze gallery, that will probablly turn into a party as well

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in:  its hot in my studio somtimes I wear shorts sometimes not

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist?  Having to sell paintings

What is your favorite sandwich of all time:   fried green tomato BLT

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Ive started doing a series of large geometric paintings

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead:  Alphonse Mucha
What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: a Pollock at the tate modern i dont know its name

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work:  Maxwell a cat, hes been busy with his own work

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: Saphire Lounge Lower East Side, Solo Show 249 Eldridge St NY, NY 1002 July 14th, 15th, and 16th 7 to 10:00


Friday, June 24, 2011

Artist Interview: Iwona (Yvonna) Jankowski

What is your name:  My name is Iwona (Yvonna) Jankowski

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: Have some fine art and commercial art education.

What is the style of your pieces: It’s very hard to define my style. I don’t follow any existing or recognized style; however one gallery described my style as a merge of abstract expressionism with a touch of realism.

What is the medium in which you work: I have a wide range of art medium; oil, pastels, acrylics, pencil, chock, silk screen printing, mixed medium, digital, pen and ink; however, my favorite medium is oil, acrylics and oil pastels or acrylics and oil pastels.

What started you on your path as an artist: As long as I remember, I never imagined I can do anything else in life – just create art. The world around me constantly inspires me to create.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: Passion.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: Music was always magical for me, I cannot play any musical instrument, but I love music.

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: Most of my shows are in galleries and display places in US, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Mexico, and Cuba. Some are formal gallery exhibitions with artist’s opening and some are just presentations of my paintings.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: Yes, I have a special denim apron hanging in my studio; however I always rush to my paint pallets and forget to use it, so of course I always have paint on my regular clothes.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? In order to survive, I need to be a good business person and not just an artist.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: A slice of fresh rye bread with butter, tomato and green onion, topped with lemon juice, salt and crushed pepper.

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Every year brings something different and something special—I always learn new things and am eager to explore.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: Too many to list here, but I always admire prehistoric artists from Lascaux caves.

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: Every artwork, seen in person, has something that make you stop and think, some just for a second and others keep you coming for hours and stare, sometimes you don’t know what it is. I have the feeling very often and is hard for me to isolate single art. The one I remember the most was probably a Blue Portrait by Picasso. It was his small portrait of a girl from his Blue Period—my favorite.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: They hate my work because it steals my time and attention from them, but they wait with patience, so I think they tolerate my work.
Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us:
My recent gallery exhibition in

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

We are the Artists my Friends

And we'll keep on painting, sculpting, drawing til the end!

Yes, we keep on keeping on. I have been on a break from painting for a few months. I'm regrouping, re-deciding, rethinking. I really like what I was doing. Color field monochromatic brushstroke heavy artworks. I even like the super reduced down works. I'm attached to it over and over again. There is a complexity in the simplicity of color play. It may be old hat, but I love it. It's a bit quiet for the scene right now. There is no disfigurement or hard lines, it's more meditative. Anyway, when I do pick up a brush again-- I will revisit these ideas.

Hope you are making works and not being discouraged by the world around.


Rammstein - Du hast

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Order Blue Monday

"Blue Monday"

How does it feel
To treat me like you do
When you've laid laid your hands upon me
And told me who you are

I thought I was mistaken
I thought I heard your words
Tell me how do I feel
Tell me now how do I feel

Those who came before me
Lived through their vocations
From the past until completion
They will turn away no more

And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me
Just how I should feel today

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortunes
I'd be a heavenly person today

And I thought I was mistaken
And I thought I heard you speak
Tell me how do I feel
Tell me now how should I feel

Now I stand here waiting

I thought I told you to leave me
While I walked down to the beach
Tell me how does it feel
When your heart grows cold
(grows cold, grows cold, grows cold)

Artist's Statement ?

Selena Gomez - Love You Like a Love Song

Artist Interview: Laura Tack

What is your name: Laura Tack

Do you have a formal art education or are you a self taught artist: I obtained a bachelordegree in Graphic Design and a masterdegree in Visual Arts in Belgium. In a way I am a self taught artist. I had to teach myself how to use photoshop even though we had a teacher for that. Nobody learned me how to draw, except for one teacher who led me to where I am standing now, even without giving notice.

What is the style of your pieces: I'm a collector of notes, photos, books, ... (usually found in the streets or fleemarkets). It is for a reason called: mixed media. 

What is the medium in which you work: I work with found material and books with photos of the sixties, seventies. Also I use oilpastels, pencil, acrylic and tape. O I'm so into tape. 'Collage' is a perfect word for my artwork. 

What started you on your path as an artist: I don't think it started at one point. That is something which grew and is still growing in me. I'm still struggling to call myself an artist. Sometimes people misuse the term 'artist' to get something done. I noticed it a few times in New York.

What is one of the most important things that art has brought to your life: Freedom. But not always. Sometimes you are stuck with a limited budget to buy art materials or with a small room where you can't paint as big as you like. Another important thing is the change of how you see the world, literally. If you make art you have an other point of view on people, colors, shapes, .... Your brain works differently.

What is your favorite genre of art besides the one you work in: I don't have one favorite. There are several hightlights in different art genres. But to give a clear answer on your question; environmental art (and for me, this even can be in a painting of Jheronimus Bosch) 

Do you have art showings, and if so what are they typically like: I had 5 or 6 groupshows in Belgium. And two in New York. People in New York are honest, give more criticism. They also show interest, even if it's fake. I like that. They take time to look at a work. In Belgium, people are walking with their glass of alcohol in their hand and they prefer to drink than to criticize.

Do you have a certain set of clothes you make art in: All my clothes are clothes from second hand shops and somehow they are blank canvases. On most of my clothes you can find paint. But there is one t-shirt that hangs from a nail in the wall that I wear 'bra-less' when i'm in the mood. It's a yellow, mexican t-shirt with stripes. Somehow the stripes make me creative.

What has been the most frustrating part of being an artist? For the moment it is the fact that recently my bag with all my artsupplies AND sketchbook was stolen on the train between Woodside and Penn Station. This bad experience is messing with my mind.

What is your favorite sandwich of all time: I rarely eat sandwiches. But if I do it's one with tempeh or with pecan, brie and apple. 

Has this year brought about any changes in your work, and if so what are they: Off course; I recently moved from Belgium to New York. And it's interesting to see how your environment can change your art.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead: For the moment it is John Baldessari. Before it was Christo, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Benjamin Verdonck. Those things are changing all the time. 

What is the most moving piece of artwork that you have seen in person: That was Jheronimus Bosch' "Tuin der lusten" (The Garden of Earthly Delights) I saw it in Museum del Prado in Madrid in 2008. There was a guided group of Chinese people who blocked my view. And I tried everything to see what they were seeing, but I couldn't see anything. And suddenly the guide took the group to the other room and I was standing there alone in the room with this work for me. I was so overwhelmed that I even felt a little bit sick.

Do you have any animals, and what do they think of your work: No. I'm not interested in house animals even though I don't eat animal products. 

Do you have any upcoming exhibitions you would like to share with us: Maybe there is one at the end of June, but I'm not sure yet. But soon, very soon. Hopefully.



Invitation: Spook™: INVOCATION by KENSETH ARMSTEAD / solo exhibit opening

June 23 - August 1, 2011
Opening; Thursday, June 23 from 6-9 pm

Critically acclaimed artist Kenseth Armstead will present his first solo exhibition, Spook™: INVOCATION at the gallery LMAKprojects on June 23rd, 2011. He invites the viewer to join him in ambitiously inserting a Founding Father into the pantheon of heroes traditionally celebrated over the July 4th holiday.

Spook™: INVOCATION shares and celebrates the life of historical figure James Armistead Lafayette, a slave, turned spy, who provided intelligence to help end the American Revolution. Armstead specifically focuses on the year of 1781, when James was successfully working as a double agent for America's first Director of Central Intelligence, George Washington.

After extensive historical research, Armstead re-tells the story of James Armistead Lafayette through the contemporary portal of the Graphic Novel Format. The exhibition Spook™: INVOCATION will be comprised of thirty works, hand drawn images, taken from three months in the spying life of James, from his first mission for George Washington, under the command of the Marquis Lafayette, to his dangerous compact with the most feared British General, Lord Charles Cornwallis. This re-mixed take on the story, forces the viewer to examine whether all of our history has been told. James, a lost hero, is drawn in context, for the first time, as a fully realized character.

A true multimedia artist, Armstead traded in his digital video-editing suite in favor of graphite pencils and paper for this project. Utilizing traditional drawing techniques, the works in Spook™: INVOCATION range from detailed close ups, based on historical 18th century portraiture of the main characters, to the use of the likeness of Jamie Foxx as the spy James, or large scale, rough hewn battle scenes that viscerally channel the brutality of war.

"James Armistead Lafayette is an exciting character in the American Revolution. He's falls somewhere between James bond, an often conflicted spy, and Maximus the Gladiator, a slave who fights to preserve the lofty goals of a growing empire."
Kenseth Armstead

Spook™: INVOCATION will be on view through August 1st, 2011. There will also be a limited edition book available at the gallery or through the website.

139 Eldridge Street
New York NY 10002

212 255 9707

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


National and International Galleries To Display Modern and Contemporary Art Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

Celebrating modern and contemporary art, the fourth annual Dallas Art Fair will showcase paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs by modern and contemporary artists represented from prominent national and international art dealers.  

The Dallas Art Fair is located at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), a 70,000 square foot space, within walking distance of world-class cultural institutions of the Dallas Arts District including the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Meyerson Symphony Center.

The Dallas Art Fair was co-founded by John Sughrue and Chris Byrne. 

Thursday, April 12, Preview Gala
Friday, April 13          
Saturday, April 14      
Sunday, April 15         

Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.)
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Lil' Troy - Wanna Be A Baller

Monday, June 20, 2011

charlotte street’s urban culture project studio residency program accepting applications for residency term september 2011-12 –deadline july 18

Charlotte Street is NOW seeking applications from artists interested in being considered for its Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program for Visual and Performing Artists, which awards free studio spaces to talented and dedicated area artists in need of space in which to work among a community of peers. Studios are granted to selected artists for one year terms. No full time students will be considered.

Applications are due MONDAY, July 18, 2011 from artists wishing to be considered for residencies to begin

September, 2011. (Applicants will be considered for approximately 15 visual artist resident spots and 5 performing studio resident/group spots. To apply: visit www.callforentry.org to create a user name and password, complete some basic personal information, and then access this call, which is titled “Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Residencies Fall 2011-12.” All materials, including audio/video work samples, must be submitted through www.callforentry.org.

paperdarts magazine: storefront in a box, minneapolis mn 2010

Perform This Way (Parody of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga)

Artist Interview: Jamie Martinez

Name: Jamie Martinez

Education: I went to art school in Miami and NYC for fashion merchandising with a minor in fine art.

Style of your pieces: I am a figurative painter using a new movement in art called triangulism... which deconstructs the painting by using geometric triangles and by process of elimination, only it’s core triangles are left to show the true meaning of the subject.

Medium: Oil on cotton is my medium and I also do photography

Path as an artist: My brother is a very talented artist and he showed my the way.

Important things that art has brought you? It has brought me closer to knowing myself and it opened a whole new way to look at the world… as an artist.

Favorite genre of art besides my work? I love hyper realism a lot!

Art showings coming up? I have a solo show in September at Orchard Windows Gallery in NYC. The show is called “I’m having trouble cutting this ballerina”. My showings are fun and full of interesting people.

Clothes you make art in? Yes, I keep winter and summer painting outfits… I have to because I ruined so many clothes.

Most frustrating part of being an artist? The most frustrating part is trying to get in to bigger galleries than I currently show at… it seems that most gallerist will not even speak to you, and they are usually pretty rude.

Favorite sandwich? My favorite sandwich is the media noche.

This year and changes In my work? I haven’t changed much in my work this year because my work relies with using triangles… I am focusing more on figurative drawing and not so much on personal portraits.

Who is your favorite artist alive or dead? That’s an easy one…. Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

What is the most moving piece of artwork that I have seen in person? Guernica by Picasso at the Met.

Do I have any animals? Yes, I have a black pug called Boonkie and he loves to watch me paint… He also loves to step on wet paint as much as possible.

Exhibitions coming up? I have a solo show in September at Orchard Windows Gallery in NYC. The show is called “I’m having trouble cutting this ballerina”. I will also be showing in Miami for Art Basel with Orchard Windows Gallery in December. 

MonoVisioN Architectural Photography by Scott Frances Design & Decoration Building Annex New York

Charles S. Cohen and Decoration & Design Building (D&D Building) are pleased to present MonoVisioN, a selection of photographs from the distinguished photographer Scott Frances. The exhibition comprises of 68 large-scale works, will be on view in Suite 110 on the ground floor of the Annex Building at the D&D Building in Midtown Manhattan. In conjunction with the exhibition visitors may enter a special raffle for the chance to win a signed limited-edition print by Frances.

Frances is renowned for his architecture and lifestyle photography. His images reflect the synthesis of his interests in carefully balanced composition, using atmospheric and naturally motivated light. With a journalist’s need to tell a story simply, along with his passion for the decorative arts, his imagery bridges recurring themes throughout art history.

The exhibition coincides with the release of Frances’ first monograph of the same title with an introduction by Richard Meier, published by Pond Press. In the preface to MonoVisioN, Meier states: “A Scott Frances photograph captures all these ephemeral elements that I have always explored in my architectural work. The images in this book portray the qualities that give every space and building a sense of place, and the constant dialogue between the man-made and the natural. MonoVisioN becomes an exploration of solid and void, transparency and opaqueness, the rational and the intuitive, and an essay on composition.”

Frances’ exhibition begins a main feature of this year’s summer programming at the D&D Building. MonoVisioN was recently shown at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California and will tour to the other Cohen Design Centers in South Florida and Houston following the show in New York.

Scott Frances was born and raised in New York City, where he is currently based. He studied fine arts and journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Early in his career he shot for ESTO photographics, under the auspices of the architectural photography great, Ezra Stoller. Following ESTO he began to document the work of architect Richard Meier, with whom he continues to work with today. Frances has worked with several of the world’s top architects and designers and is a regular contributor to magazines like Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and Departures. He has photographed the homes of such celebrities as Jennifer Aniston, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Jim Belushi, Claire Danes, Clive Davis and Steve Jobs.

About Decoration & Design Building
Home to over 130 of the design industry’s premier showrooms for fabrics, furniture, antiques and art, the Decoration & Design Building (D&D Building) is an invaluable resource to the trade with over 20, 000 designers that pass through the building each month. The D&D Building is an institution, offering designers and architects all the necessary resources with which to design and decorate homes and commercial installations of distinctive quality. In addition, the D&D Building offers a number of other services including their exclusive monthly design lectures, designer referral service, and famed chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer’s ASTRA Café. The D&D Building is located at 979 Third Avenue in New York City. For more information on events, please visit the D&D Building on line at www.ddbuilding.com.

Decoration & Design Building Annex
222 East 59th Street, Suite 110
New York, NY 10022

Exhibition on view: Tuesday, June 21st–Friday, July 29th, 2011
Opening reception: Tuesday, June 21st, 6:00-8:00 p.m.; RSVP to rsvp@ddbuilding.com
Book signing and gallery talk with the artist: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Gallery contact: D. Ashlee Harrison, Director of Marketing, Decoration & Design Building, 212.759.5408; Aharrison@ddbuilding.com

A little Ron English For You

Call to Artists: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is pleased to announce the 15th edition of the annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is co-presented by ArtDaily.org, the First Art Newspaper on the Net.

JULY 20th – Jury winners notified
SEPT 3th – The 15th Annual No Dead Artists Opening
SEPT 1st -25th - Exhibition on display at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
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The No Dead Artists exhibition was founded in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. The exhibition’s name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. No Dead Artists turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the 90’s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire US and ArtDaily came on board to further broadcast the jury winning works to the world, thus giving these emerging artists an even great voice.

The exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. Each year gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara invites a panel of renowned arts professional and collectors to select the newest creative talents. Past jurors have included Prospect.1 Founder and Curator Dan Cameron, Museum Director Billie Milam Weisman, Collector and Philanthropist Beth Rudin DeWoody, MacArthur Fellow John Scott, Whitney Trustee and Ballroom Marfa Co-founder Fairfax Dorn and artist Tony Fitzpatrick.

For the 15th edition, three renowned arts professionalshave been tapped for the No Dead Artists jury: Collector and Arts Philanthropist Toby Devan Lewis, New Orleans Museum of Art Director Susan Taylor and 21c Museum Director William Morrow.

 The Jurors
Toby Devan Lewis is a philanthropist, art collector, author and curator. For more than twenty years Lewis amassed a collection of art works by emerging artists for the Progressive Corporation, the nation’s third largest auto insurer. This collection, now numbers more than 6300 works and has been rated as one of the country’s top collections by Art and Auction magazine. Lewis’ philanthropy includes major gifts to the New Museum of New York, where she is an active member of its Board of Trustees. She also serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art and the Cleveland Film Society. She is the founding benefactor of Prospect New Orleans, the premiere biennial of international contemporary art in the U.S. She is the 2007 recipient of the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts. In 2004 she was the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the International Association of Professional Art Advisors in 2004, and in 1998 she was honored by the New Museum for her “significant contribution in bringing the visual arts and creative experience to the work environment.” In 2009, she was honored by ArtTable in New York for her contributions to the arts. Toby Lewis’ interest in the arts is constantly challenge how we look and perceive our world and underlines both her professional career and her commitment to the arts and ideas.

William Morrow manages the private collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, and has been the Director of 21c Museum, Louisville, KY since 2006. Part of the 21c Museum Hotel, the museum brings contemporary art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that integrate art into daily life. Morrow is one of the founding board members of the Kentucky School of Art and a founding member of the Commission on Public Art, Louisville, KY.  He received his MA in Art History and English Literature from the University of St Andrews and an MA in Museum Studies from School of World Art and Museum Studies, University of East Anglia Norwich, England. 21c Museum is North America’s first museum dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century. The 9,000-square-foot Museum, part of 21c Museum Hotel, was opened in 2006 and is committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that integrate contemporary art into daily life. The exhibitions and installations of 21c Museum weave into the fabric of the hotel and the surrounding streetscape, with works of art filtering into both public space and unexpected places.

Susan Taylor has been the Director of the New Orleans Museum of Art since September 2010 and has been a museum director for over twenty years, having led the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College for 12 years and the Princeton University Art Museum for eight years.  At Princeton she is well known for instituting wide-ranging innovations in collections development, planning, programming and outreach. She is also deeply involved in the ongoing debate about collection ownership and cultural property issues, having successfully resolved several ownership claims for works of art in Princeton’s collection. She founded new curatorial departments in the areas of Education and Academic Programming, American Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art and strengthened the museum’s collections, and oversaw the development of an ambitious exhibition and education program that effectively reached campus, national and international audiences.  Taylor is the former director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College. During her twelve-year tenure at Wellesley, she oversaw the construction of an award-winning museum facility designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. She holds art history degrees from Vassar College and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She serves on boards and committees of many professional organizations including the Getty Museum and the Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center at Vassar College.    She holds art history degrees from Vassar College and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
The No Dead Artists submission period is open from March 1, 2011thru June 20, 2011. The exhibition is open to all mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art.The jury winners are featured in widely attended exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans from September 1 through September 24, 2011.

Selected jury winners are also featured in articles published on ArtDaily.org written by art critic D.Eric Bookhardt (ArtPapers and Gambit Weekly New Orleans).
What recent No Dead Artists Winners say about being in the exhibition :
My selection into the No Dead Artists juried exhibition has given my work exposure to a national art audience.  I have been invited to be part of exhibitions in New York, Miami, Birmingham, and even Innsbruck, Austria.  My work has now been acquired by major collectors and museums like the Whitney Museum of Art and the Weisman Art Foundation.  Any emerging artist who takes their work seriously should consider this exhibition opportunity.                  Dan Tague (NDA 2007)

Tague’s work is now in numerous public and private collections including The Whitney Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and the Louisiana State Museum and he is a featured Prospect.2 Biennial artist.

Most juried exhibitions offer little more than the opportunity for young artists to get their feet wet in a local art scene; and therefore these shows usually take place in smaller gallery spaces on an off-month. This is not so with Jonathan Ferrara’s annual No Dead Artists exhibition. Here the competition and the exposure are kicked up a notch: held in the heart of the fall season, it is juried by a nationally recognized panel of art professionals and is exhibited in a reputable downtown gallery. Following our selection for “NDA”, we have received considerable local and national press, sales to high-caliber collectors, countless exhibition opportunities including a solo show at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and gallery representation     - Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.)  (NDA 2008)
G.A.S. now has gallery representation, and had its first solo museum, an upcoming solo gallery show and is in numerous prominent collections including New Orleans Museum of Art.

Last week a young, gifted artist asked me for advise on how to begin an art career and how to get galleries to take notice. The first thing out of my mouth was 'submit work to the No Dead Artists exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.' The competition is where I began, and while it was then a solely regional competition, it now garners press and interest in an increasingly international manner.    - Matthew Cox (2001)

A recent Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship winner, Cox now has several galleries and his work in collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Georgetown College and Beth Rudin Dewoody

From Dusk ‘til Drawn: 24-Hour Drawing Rally At the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Community Event and Fundraiser: Friday, July 22, 6 pm - Saturday, July 23, 6 pm  Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum  
$5 to attend and purchase artworks hot off the presses for as low as $25.
Closing Reception: Sunday, July 24, 4-6 pm Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum ADMISSION IS FREE to attend and purchase remaining artworks.

CAF is pulling an all-nighter for this 2nd annual, unique 24-hour drawing extravaganza!  For only $5, you are invited to join us at this event, where you can watch artists and dabblers drawing and making art, and even participate in the fun! All drawings made will be sold to the public at one of four affordable prices ($25, $75, $150, and $300 plus tax); proceeds will be divided among the drawers and CAF.  Drawing is broadly interpreted and works by artists of all disciplines, skill levels, and ages will grace the walls throughout the 24-hour event, so drop by more than once to see it all unfold or scoop up that one-of-a-kind work.  In addition, 3-D, Exquisite Corpse, community drawing sculptures for everyone to doodle on will be set up in the gallery. For up-to-date information visit: http://www.sbcaf.org/programs/FDTD/index.html
Purchase works by some of these participating artists: Ann Diener, Stephanie Dotson, Dane Goodman, Saul Gray-Hildenbrand, Kimberly Hahn, Mary Heebner, Joe LaCorte, Jean Pierre Hébert, Hank Pitcher, Keith Puccinelli, and James Van Arsdale.

Support for From Dusk ‘til Drawn provided by Casa Magazine, City 2.0, Craft Essentials, The Graphic Vendor, Santa Barbara Independent, and Santa Barbara News-Press.

About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  CAF is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA.

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