Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline October 14, 2005

AFRICA! Juror: Martha Jackson-Jarvis - This exhibition is open to all artists working in all media in the United States and abroad. Works can relate to contemporary and/or historical notions of Africa. Artists may respond to the theme freely, and are encouraged to present work that challenges traditional definitions and understandings.

Show dates January 18- February 19, 2006. Entry fee $30.00 for 3 images (slide or CD).

For a prospectus call 703-838-4565 ext. 4, or E-mail: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org, or send a SASE to:

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Mojica Opens at Emma Mae

The Emma Mae Gallery has an opening this coming Friday for Brooklyn artist Marily Mojica.

Mojica, who is a self taught artist born of Puerto Rican parents, is a visual artist, doll maker, and a restorer of old furniture and lamps.

The Visions of Marily opens Friday at the Emma Mae Gallery and you can meet the artist and view her works at the reception on Friday, September 23, 2005 from 6-8pm. The exhibit runs through October 8, 2005.

Richmond Gallery Seeks Director

Executive Director for the 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA.

This non-profit contemporary art gallery is seeking a full time executive director to "lead nationally recognized financially sound organization to the next level."

Requires Masters degree +2-5 yrs or equivalent in fundraising, grant writing, management of arts programs, staff, volunteers and public relations. Position reports to active Board. EOE/AA. Benefits. For details visit this website.

Salary: 35K to 40K.

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

1708 Gallery
P.O. Box 12520
Richmond, VA 23241

No phone calls.

Grants for Young Artists

Deadline October 26, 2005

Grants are currently available for DC artists between the ages of 18 to 30. The funds are available for arts projects and community service arts education projects. For an application and more info visit this website

New gallery I found

A while back, while passing through Chestertown, Maryland (for the first time ever), I unexpectedly ran into a really nice gallery with a very good exhibition going on.

It's the Carla Massoni Gallery and the show (which ends Sept. 24) is Point of Departure: The Structured and Unstructured Landscape, featuring work by Heidi Fowler, Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern, Karen Hubacher, Jessie Pollock, and Grace Mitchell.

Anyway, from now on, any visit to this area of Maryland should include a visit to this great gallery.

And talking about landscapes, Addison/Ripley Fine Art has a really good exhibit going on through October 15: Mary Page Evans: Mountains and Sea. If you are around Georgetown, you should also drop by and visit this show.

Warhol at the Corcoran

Warhol image courtesy of the CorcoranWarhol Legacy: Selections from The Andy Warhol Museum opens at the Corcoran on Sept. 24.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and made possible through the support of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Stacey Schmidt, Corcoran Gallery of Art Associate Curator of Contemporary Art and John Smith, The Andy Warhol Museum Assistant Director for Collections and Research are the curators for this show.

I'll be taking a look at it tonight at the preview, which I will be attending together with my good friend Lida Moser, whose own work is in the collection of the Corcoran.