Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Benefit Art Drawing in Baltimore this Saturday next month

On Saturday, April 21, 2007, the Lotta Art Benefit, takes place in Baltimore to benefit School 33.

A continuous cocktail buffet begins at 5:30 p.m (Catering by The Brass Elephant). The art drawing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Event tickets include a work of art and the buffet.

The event begins at 7:30PM and features art by more than 145 local artists who have generously donated their work to benefit School 33 Art Center. Each event ticket holder is guaranteed a work of art in this lottery-style drawing.

Call 410.396.4641 for more info.

Senju Murals to go to Philly

Hiroshi Senju, one of Japan’s most revered and internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, showed 27 murals (syohekiga) at Japan’s Yamatane Museum of Art through March 4. The works, however, are ultimately bound for the United States. On May 1 of this year, the murals will be installed on the fusuma (sliding doors) and tokonoma (writing hall) alcove at Shofuso (“Pine Breeze Villa”), the Japanese house and garden in Fairmount Park [Philadelphia].
Read the A&A story here. Senju also is donating all copyrights from sales of reproductions of the murals to support the preservation of the Pine Breeze Villa.

A ton of comments

The WaPo's James V. Grimaldi, who has been reporting on the whole Smithsonian's Lawrence Small developments, had a live chat earlier today and there are a lot of good questions and some amplifying answers on this issue.

Read the archives here.


To the superbly talented DC area artist Adam Fowler, who will be having his first NYC solo at Margaret Thatcher Projects opening next Friday, March 29, 2007 with a reception from 6-8PM. The exhibition runs through May 5, 2007.
Adam Fowler
Fowler has been doing superbly since the WPA/C's "Seven" exhibition, where his work was included prominently. His drawings were featured in Selections Fall 2005 at the Drawing Center and this past year, Fowler's work was included in The New Collage show at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline for submissions May 14, 2007.

Vox Populi, a nonprofit artist collective located in Philadelphia, is currently accepting submissions for VOXXOXO. The exhibition will run from July 6 through July 28, 2007 and is being juried by Sheryl Conkelton, Director of Tyler School of Arts' Exhibitions and Public Programs, and Kirby Gookin, art historian, critic, curator and public artist.

Artists of all media are invited to submit 3 to 5 examples of completed works. All submitted works must be available for exhibition. Complete applications must include:

1. 3 or 5 images
a. Slides must be labeled with name, title and orientation dot positioned at bottom right hand corner.
b. CD-R: Images saved at 72 dpi resolution on CD-R, sized at 8"x10." Please label each image lastnamefirstname_1.jpg and so forth. CD-R submissions must be accompanied by a printout of images on one 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
c. Video: You may submit 2 minute clips of each submitted piece or we will view the first 2 minutes of each submission. The work must be submitted on DVD (NTSC).

2. Completed VOXXOXO submission form (found on their website at www.voxpopuligallery.org).

3. Current resume and artist statement.


5. $20 entry fee for 3 submissions; $30 entry fee for 5 submissions. Please make checks payable to Vox Populi. Do not send cash.

For more information, please visit their website at www.voxpopuligallery.org or call 215-238-1236.

Grants for Artists

Deadline: June 1, 2007

The Harpo Foundation is accepting proposals for grants funding. The Harpo Foundation supports artists that are unrecognized by the field. This applies to all artists whether emerging or further along in their careers. Proposals to the foundation can take the form of installations, public interventions, personal projects, residencies, and under certain conditions, exhibitions. Proposals should include a project description, examples of the artist's work (in digital format) and a resume. A detailed budget breakdown is not necessary, however grant will usually not exceed $10,000. For more information, please contact the Harpo Foundation at 305.442.8242 or email harpofl@earthling.net.

Job in the Arts

Executive Director: Cecil County Arts Council, Inc. - Maryland

CCAC is Cecil county's umbrella cultural organization and awards grants to school and nonprofits presenting arts programs. It has a two-person full-time staff, including E.D.; $92K budget from state grant funding, dues, corporate support and fundraising.

Qualifications: Commitment to community outreach; ability to maintain, nurture and inspire membership; knowledge of art-related issues; managerial, grant writing and fundraising experience; outstanding communication, presentation, public relations skills; experience in working with a board of directors.

Qualified applicants can expect a salary starting at $38,000-$41,000. Benefits: health and dental coverage, retirement, paid vacation, holiday, sick, personal time. Send resume, cover letter , references to:

Personnel Committee
135 E. Main St.
Elkton, MD 21921

Or email copy of resume to maggie.creshkoff@gmail.com.


To DC area ubercollector Fred Ognibene, whose home was just featured in "At Home" magazine, in an article featuring loads of artwork and discussion on the (mostly) DC area artists that Fred collects.