Friday, July 22, 2016

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this rip off mutant!
From: Aaron Cooper (aaroncooper425@yahoo.com)
Sent: Thu 7/21/16 5:46 PM
Hello,
I am making inquiry if you sell and ship international, specifically to our location here in New Zealand and also do you accept card payment?..In addition, I will appreciate if you return to me by email with your price list.
I had a look on your website already and you have a very good collection on there.
Looking forward to your quick response.
Aaron Cooper

Opportunity for artists of African ancestry

Deadline: August 15, 2016
Fee: $15


Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD (The Museum of the African Diaspora) is committed to providing local artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora. 

The EAP is a call for artists to submit a solo exhibition proposal of their work. Competitive proposals will present innovative artwork to activate the salon space. 

This multipurpose space is the heart of the museum where we hold public programs, education workshops, and events. 

Four final artists will be selected. Each artist will have a 2 month solo show as part of the Emerging Artists Program to display their work in a solo exhibition.
We will hold two information sessions to review the application process and to answer any questions. These sessions will be held on June 1st and June 29th at 6pm in the MoAD salon and include a gallery tour.
 
Selected artists will be notified on August 31, 2016, after which artists will then work with the exhibitions team at the museum and have 2 months to finalize and prepare work.

http://www.moadsf.org/connect/emerging-artists-program/call-for-emerging-artists/

Thursday, July 21, 2016

JT Kirkland at Shockoe Artspace

Shockoe Artspace is hosting a gigantic exhibition in Richmond titled Space within, Space without; it is a large scale exhibition of new and recent work from my good bud (and former legendary DMV art blogger)  J.T. Kirkland. The show  surveys the visual developments of his dually minimalist and expansive paintings, and it's on through September 16, 2016.




Kirkland resides in Sterling, Virginia and has an extensive exhibition record, including several exhibitions along the East Coast in 2016.



Kirkland notes that...
Over the past six years I’ve created a series of paintings called Subspace, which most commonly are executed with house paint on plywood. Although the works in the series are seemingly disparate at times, there are common themes consistently present: formal and rigorous compositions, use of readily available materials sourced solely from home-improvement stores, playful and open-ended conceptual interests, a literally reductive approach to art-making.

I strive to collaborate with wood such that my artistic gesture serves to bring attention to the wood’s natural beauty and complex visual patterns. I’m interested in exploring the area where painting meets sculpture; fine art meets craft, and space inside meets space outside.
I've heard all kinds of good things about this expansive art space in Richmond, including all the hard work that its owner, Ryan Lauterio, is pouring into the space. 


The gallery is located at 12 North 19th Street, Richmond, VA 23223 and online at http://www.shockoeartspace.com/

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gallery B accepting applications

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for Gallery B 2017 exhibitions!

This gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, is available to interested artists and arts organizations for one-month rentals. All media including, but not limited to, painting, photography and sculpture is eligible to use the space. Gallery B does not take a commission on any artwork sold during the exhibition.  
 
We are seeking applications from local artists and arts organizations for month-long exhibitions in 2016. Gallery B has approximately 1,500 sq. feet of available exhibition space. The deadline for submission is July 29, 2016.

To be considered for a solo or group exhibition, and to review the gallery requirements, please
complete this application.
 
Questions?  Please send them an email to artist@bethesda.org.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Arts Workshop

Next Saturday Michael Kaiser, Chair of the DeVos Institute, is teaching a workshop... details here.
Join world-renowned arts leader Michael Kaiser for a workshop benefitting Day Eight and the DC Arts Writing Fellowship. 
How can you, as an artist or arts administrator, ensure that you not only survive, but thrive? This workshop will include a presentation by Mr. Kaiser followed by a question and answer session. To keep the conversation lively and focused, we request that you prepare questions for Mr. Kaiser in advance.
The workshop, hosted by DayEight, is on Saturday July 23rd in Petworth. The Petworth Community Space is located on the third floor above Slim's Diner, three blocks from the Petworth metro in Washington, D.C. The Upshur Street (Petworth) Community Space - 4201 Georgia Avenue NW, Third Floor (corner of Upshur and Georgia, entrance in the back), Washington, D.C. 20011

Monday, July 18, 2016

America Desnuda

From my obsessive series of repeatable drawings... started waaay back in 1981... sold in 1997 and then (after I saw it again, framed at the owner's house), unframed, worked on some more, and re-framed and given back to the owner in 2009.

Odd uh?

I did that because she's was the process of making it available via auction and I was too vain to have it as it was back in 1981... Then she changed her mind after I reworked it and kept it!

And now, the owner has passed on, and soon this work will be at auction somewhere...  full circle of life (art). 

America Desnuda, c. 1981, in progress of being re-vamped from a student drawing

America Desnuda, 4th charcoal layer... drying off from fixative spray and work to bring it up to 2009 skills

America Desnuda... done 1981-2009
Finished and framed drawing at an art auction later this year...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

This ought to...

Arts Panel today

Sunday, July 17 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM in EDT
The evolving forms of news media have created a new kind of journalist: an expert in the field whose journalistic objectivity is sometimes suspect. What does it mean when artists are also arts journalists?

Visit with four practitioners and share your thoughts about the role of expert opinion, independent opinion, and self-promotion in arts journalism.

Moderated by DC Arts Writing Fellow Jonelle Walker, this panel will feature:

Lenny Campello – Artist, Art Critic, Art Dealer, & Blogger, Daily Campello Art News
JT Kirkland - Artist & Former Critic
Jenn Larsen - Writer and cultural communications strategist; Ringleader, Connectivity, dog & pony dc; Co-Founder, WeLoveDC.com
John Stoltenberg - Senior Reviewer and Columnist, DC Metro Theatre Arts & Director of Communications, WSC Avant Bard
The DC Arts Writing Fellowship, a project of Day Eight, is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities DC, Brink Media, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and DCRE Residential.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Old Pics: Me and The Da Fonze

Me and Da Fonze (Cleto Fontanilla) in either Naples or Palma
c. 1975, USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Sailors at Liberty in Europe Series
Photographer Unknown