Friday, January 05, 2007

More Congratulations...

To DC area artist Matt Sesow, who will be exhibiting in New York City as well. His work opens next week at the van der Plass Gallery (South Street Seaport, pier 17). The exhibition runs from January 12 thru February 28th, 2007.

Sesow is already having a spectacular 2007:

January: Group show at van der Plas Gallery in New York City. Group show in Bethesda at Creative Partners (part of the Artomatic show).

March: Solo show in San Diego (Oceanside) at D Gallery

April: Two-person show in Atlanta

May: Solo in Rockland Maine (coinciding with the Basquiat/Warhol/Wyeth)

June: Solo in Sacramento (Pamela Skinner Gallery)

July: 31 days in July..

August: Solo show in Denver, Colorado

September: Adams Morgan Day and Arts on Foot in DC

October: Show at Alcove in Atlanta

December: Possible self-taught group show in Miami (part of Art Basel extravanganza weekend).

Is that a hard-working artist or what?

Gross Clinic Goes on View

Thomas Eakins’1875 masterpiece, The Gross Clinic, goes on public view at 4 p.m. today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and in early March will hang at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It is on loan to the Museum from Thomas Jefferson University until it is sold later this month by the University to the Museum and the Academy, which have joined in an extraordinary ongoing fundraising effort and have managed to keep the painting in Philly.

Congratulations too...

To Tim Tate, whose work will be included in "The Next Tortured Genius" exhibition in Chelsea's MonkDogz Urban Art Gallery, which opened amid much hoopla last year at 547 West 27th Street in NYC.


To DC area artist Elena Maza, whose work graces the cover of this month's Art Calendar magazine.

Walt Whitman, a kosmos

The National Portrait Gallery is holding a conference on Walt Whitman to coincide with the exhibition “Walt Whitman, a kosmos” on January 26th from 9 to 12.

They will have a stellar array of speakers: Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize winning poet; Alexander Nemerov, Yale University Art Historian; Sean Wilentz, Princeton University Historian and winner of the Bancroft Prize in History; and Michael Schmidt, Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow and managing editor of Carcanet Press, the leading poetry publisher in the United Kingdom.

For further information on the conference go to this website and click on the Events and Program link.

DC Area Blogger Summit

The Washington Post is hosting the first ever "DC Area Blogger Summit" next week, and although I've been invited, I will be unable to attend. I hope to have someone represent Mid Atlantic Art News and I'll let you know what took place.

Peter Panse Update

Remember the case of the High School art professor suspended for the nude model issue? (Read this if you don't).

According to this website:

The Hearing Officer's decision in the case of Pete Panse - the New York art teacher suspended more than a year ago for having suggested that his advanced students should be allowed to enter figure drawing classes - is "imminent."