Tuesday, June 03, 2008

“If you don’t move, you get fat”

The “If you don’t move, you get fat” campaign is found found in Hamburg and is creative genius of the German ad agency, Scholz & Friends, for the German Olympic Sport Federation.

Obese David

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009

Enter the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009, sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Call for Entries in all visual arts media: June 2 – July 31, 2008. First prize: $25,000 and an opportunity for a commission to create a portrait of a remarkable living American for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

The competition and resulting exhibition will celebrate excellence and innovation, with a strong focus on the variety of portrait media used by artists today. The juried competition will result in an exhibition of approximately 60 of the finalists’ works. The National Portrait Gallery welcomes single figure, group, or self-portraits—from classical drawing and painting or hyperrealistic sculpture to large-scale photography to prints and new media. The competition is named for Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920–2005), a former Portrait Gallery volunteer whose generous gift has endowed this program.

To enter online, please visit this website.

Job in the Arts

Deadline: June 19, 2008.

Arlington County (Virginia) Government is looking to hire someone to "provide collection, project management and program support to the Public Art Program responsible for developing and implementing art projects at sites identified as priorities in Arlington County’s Public Art Master Plan."

Duties include: Perform annual site visits develop condition reports, coordinating maintenance and conservation of projects; Manage and update picture library and public art database, prepare PR materials; Oversee the delivery and installation of temporary and permanent public art projects and the removal of de-accessioned artworks or completed exhibitions; Coordinate meetings, selection panels, presentations, and dedication ceremonies; Represent Arlington at national and state conferences and create and give presentations for public meetings and internal lectures.

Requires related BA and one year experience in an arts, public arts or design related discipline. Prefer MA and previous public art administration experience. This is a flexible, 32 hr/week, benefit eligible position. Pays $19.36 - $32.01 hourly.

How to apply: An Arlington Internet application is required by the closing date of 6/19/08. You may also use your browser to go to www.arlingtonva.us/pers, click on COUNTY JOBS and scroll down to click on the job title from the alphabetical list. Email questions to pers@arlingtonva.us


What you see below is Frank Warren holding the original container that he bought to hold the postcards that have now become over a quarter million secrets that his amazing worldwide PostSecret Art Project has generated.

Frank Warren

The Funk Aesthetic

The Funk Aesthetic: Chocolate Coated, Freaky & Habit Forming, opens on June 4th – 29th at the H&F Fine Arts Gallery in Mount Rainier, MD, just outside the District lines.

Curated by Tonya Jordan with commentary by author Thomas T. Stanley, the exhibition presents "new art grounded in the aesthetic of Funk music of the mid-sixties to early eighties and features international and locally based artists visually interpreting the music form through various media."

There will be work by Aniekan, Pedro Bell, S. Ross Browne, Deadra Bryant, Miles Bumbray, K. Wesley E. Clark, Jamel Craig, Ronald 'Stozo' Edwards, Dejon N. Gee, Gary Johnson, Alexis Peskine, Akia 'Space Lady' Quander-Jordan, William Rhodes, Jerome Spinner, Katurah Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, and Tedra Wilson.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, June 7th, 5-8pm followed by a musical performance by Mind Over Matter Music Over Mind (featuring Bobby Hill, Thomas T. Stanley, and Chris Downing) and an after party with a special guest DJ at Artmosphere Café, 3311 Rhode Island Avenue, Mount Rainier, MD.

Public programs include a panel discussion the Funk movement and aesthetic on June 21st 4-6 PM and an artist talk/closing reception June 28th.

For more information visit www.hffinearts.com and/or www.musicovermind.org.