Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Opportunity for WPA/C Members to Exhibit at artDC

Someone at the WPA/C is using their coconut and has come up with a novel way for their members to exhibit at the coming artDC fair in Washington, DC.

All WPA\C members are invited to contribute a small work to INDEX, a miniature “members only” exhibition in the WPA\C booth at ArtDC intended to give the public a glimpse of the artists that make up their membership base. Your submission can express anything you wish. It can reflect your current work, be a self-portrait, or communicate any kind of statement - the ONLY restriction is size.

Create a 4-by-6-inch “index card size” piece out of any mailable material. The image can be horizontal or vertical. Put your image on one side of the “index card size” surface and mail the work (either in an envelope or as a postcard) to:

500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Deadline for Delivery to WPA\C: Monday, April 16,, 2007

On the back of the piece, please include your name and indicate which side is up. (No titles please). You may submit more than one piece.

Note that works will not be sold. Works will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided by the artist.

If you're not a WPA/C member, this is a good reason alone to join.

Dixon responds to ARTifice

Last week, David Waddell over at ARTifice reported on the "Role of Criticism Today," panel discussion that took place at the Provisions Library in Dupont Circle in DC.

The WCP's Mark Athitakis also made a note of Waddell's report here and now Glenn Dixon, one of the participants in the panel, disputes some of Waddell's version of events in a comment here.

In a separate comment at ARTifice, Dixon takes Waddell to task over "all the incomprehension and bad reporting in Waddell's original post."

This should be easy to solve; apparently this panel was videotaped, so hopefully Provisions or Transformer will post the video on their website and the issue will be resolved.

Silverthorne Reviews WPA/C Show

Alexandra Silverthorne checks in with a review of the WPA/C's 9x10 #1 Exhibition in DC.

Job in the Arts

Program Coordinator, Art and Learning Center & Union Gallery: University of Maryland Student Union.

Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator manages two dynamic art venues that are housed in the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Art and Learning Center provides non-credit arts opportunities (e.g. painting, drawing, pottery, photography, and ballroom dance) to a campus community of 34,000 students. The Program Coordinator develops the curricula, and allocates resources needed to successfully manage the program. The Center is also responsible for administering a series of summer arts camps for children, arts and crafts fairs, community outreach activities as well as an Art Purchasing Program. The Union Gallery hosts annual exhibits that feature a variety of student, local, regional, and national artists.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Arts Administration or related field preferred. Two years of full-time experience that includes budget management grant writing and supervision, in an academic setting is preferred. Gallery management/exhibition installation experience preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Available: June 2007.

For best consideration, submit a letter of application, resume, and three references by April 6, 2007. This information can be sent via e-mail to mjenkins@umd.edu, or mailed to:

Program Coordinator
Art and Learning Center
3100 Stamp Student Union
College Park, Maryland 20742.

Additional information can be found on the UMCP employment web site: www.personnel.umd.edu/employment or call 301-314-8503.

Explorer 7

I've been delaying the unavoidable browser update, hoping that they had worked all the kinks out, but this past weekend I finally downloaded Explorer 7 to all of my computers, and it all seemed OK until my email processes started crashing the desktop.

A few hours of telephonic assistance and the issue seems to be resolved, but I also managed to nuke about 300 recent emails, including around 40-50 that I had not read yet. So if I'm not responding to you, now you know.

Aubrie Mema at DC's Touchstone Gallery

I've been hearing interesting and good things about Aubrie Mema's current exhibition at Touchstone Gallery in DC.

On exhibition Mema has a new series titled "Habit," which consists of mixed media on transparency. According to Mema, "the use of transparency has enabled me to contemporaneously project the show as an installation as well as a regular exhibit. The show is unique for the viewer, given one's ability to view two dimensional art three-dimensionally."

The show will remain on display until April 8, 2007.

New DC arts blog

By artist Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette and it is titled "re/collections." Visit it often here.