Monday, June 25, 2007

And the Cane controversy begins

A few days ago I wrote my opinions on the new CBS series "Cane," which is sort of a new Sopranos-themed series with a powerful Cuban-American family running a sugar empire in Florida. I also told you that it appeared to me that the series was loosely based upon the powerful Fanjul Family billion dollar empire.

The Palm Beach Post seems to think so as well, and the Fanjuls are pissed. Read the story here.

Opportunity for Art Students

The Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola, Poland has a call for art students for the "International Competition Self-Portrait for Art Students." It is open to art students from universities, academies and colleges.

Additional information as well as complete instructions, forms that need filled out or to contact the exhibition coordinator directly visit this website, or the contact person is Ms. Monika Kuras, at

The Lorton Arts Foundation

Lorton Arts Foundation, Inc. (LAF) is leading an innovative “adaptive reuse” of the former Washington D.C. Lorton Correctional Complex. With the creation of the Workhouse Arts Center at Lorton, Virginia, this extraordinary 55-acre cultural arts center is designed to promote, facilitate and provide life-long arts education opportunities. They have a plan that will celebrate the architectural significance and convey the fascinating story of this historic landmark, while creating an inspirational center for artistic expression.

Plans include: 68 artist studios in seven studio buildings, art galleries, exhibition spaces, a 500 seat events center, a 300 seat theater, an outdoor music barn, classes and workshops for art education, a museum, restaurants, residences for artists, gardens and a visitors center. They are on track to open all of the artists’s studio buildings as well as the main gallery building in early 2008

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Postmarked by Sept. 4th, 2007

The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce their first call to jury for the Workhouse Artist Association membership, and studio rental. The Workhouse Photographic Society is also issuing its call to jury for membership. Submittal deadline: postmarked by Sept. 4th, 2007.

All information about the Workhouse, jury packets and the many opportunities to be available in early 2008 are available on the web at

Applications may also be picked up at their office trailers on the site, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM. Informational sessions & site tours are scheduled for July 14th and August 18th 10AM, setting is limited, so pre-registration is required. Registration and/or questions may be sent to Marti Kirkpatrick, Studio Manager at or phone 703 495-0001 ext 301.

Letter to the Editor

Theodora T. Tilton writes an interesting Letter to the Arts Editor about Blake Gopnik, art, and the Venice Biennale reporting.