Free Studio Space in Philly
Deadline: April 17, 2009
The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) awards West Philadelphia artists one year of free studio space at 40th and Chestnut Sts. In exchange, each artist shares his/her talents with the West Philadelphia community by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting in the area, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003, the program addresses the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assists artists with career development, and makes the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.
They are now accepting applications for the next round of artists. Applications are due April 17, 2009. The next round begins August 15, 2009. Details here.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Free Studio Space in Philly
Tonight at Curator's Office in DC
All the way from Atlanta I am hearing good things about artist Dawn Black, who is about to open tonight in DC's Curator's Office with a reception from 6:30-8PM. Black says that:
"Conceal Project is a collection of ... disguised persons, each being drawn separately on a piece of 7½" x 5½" paper and then arranged in a grid. Currently the project comprises 75 figures, and I am continuing to add more. Often I use the Conceal Project as a character bank, as these collected characters find their way into the narratives of my larger drawings. Each of these larger drawings tells a story by depicting numerous disguised figures whose mysterious and ambiguous relationships become intertwined with the viewer's beliefs regarding the authentic and the covert, the formidable and the meek, the false witness and the sincere, and are intended to invoke the aura of a forgotten myth or a foreboding parable."
Dawn Black, The Quarrelsome Shepherds, watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper, 15" x 17", 2009
New Campello Drawings
2008 sucked for most art dealers and artists, yet somehow, I think because they are generally intimate in size and affordable, I managed to sell a lot of drawings in 2008. Nearly all the sales took place in art fairs in New York, Santa Fe and Miami, plus a couple of art festivals.
I need a Los Angeles dealer and then I'll be set in 2009. My drawings will be up in New York next month during Armory week, and here are some new ones from my series on Biblical legends and nuns (if you want to buy any before I turn them over to galleries next week, drop me an email:
"The Magdalene Escaping from Egypt" 3 x 10 inches. Charcoal on paper.
"Lilith Creating Darkness" 3 x 8 inches. Charcoal on Paper
"Sister Mary Merlot" 2 x 8 inches. Charcoal on Paper
"Sister Mary Sentada and Sister Mary Robotica" 3.25 x 9 inches. Charcoal on Paper
"Sister Mary de Nubes" 9.75 x 2 inches. Charcoal on Paper
"Sister Mary Encerrada" 8 x 2 inches. Charcoal on Paper
"God Creating Light" 9 x 3 inches. Charcoal on Paper