Monday, May 19, 2008

Opportunity for Sculptors

Deadline: June 30, 2008

The Polk Museum of Art is now accepting submissions from North American sculptors for their annual public art exhibition, Sept 2008 - Aug 2009. Three artists will be selected to exhibit 4-5 works each (depending on size). Each artist will receive a $5,000 honorarium.

Only completed, maintenance-free works will be considered. Work must be able to be anchored to concrete. Submit slides or digital images of 5-10 available works, 1-3 views each, resume, and artist statement to:

Polk Museum of Art
Lakeland Sculpture Invitational
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland FL 33801

Or call 863-688-7743x241 or email

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: August 1, 2008

The Art Renewal Center's International 2008 ARC Salon 5th Annual Competition. Over $44,000 in cash awards with $10,000 Best in Show. Jury of Awards: Nelson Shanks, Gabriel P. Weisberg, Paul W. McCormack and Fred Ross.

Have your work seen by 5.5 million yearly visitors. Visit: for a prospectus, or send a #10 SASE to:

Art Renewal Center
Box 837
Glenham NY 12527

Or inquiries may be addressed to Katie O'Hagan at

Food & Friends

On Monday, June 16th Food & Friends will be hosting its 18th Annual Chef’s Best charity auction and dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.

Throughout the evening, more than 1,500 guests will enjoy culinary tastings from local chefs, as well as participate in live and silent auctions, which help raise thousands of dollars to help support Food & Friends clients.

Please consider becoming a vital part of this year’s event through donation of an item to their auction (I will). For more information on auction donations, or to contribute to either the live or silent auction, please contact Dorota Porawska, Development Coordinator, at (202) 269-2277 or

Along with nutrition counseling, Food & Friends prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to more than 1,400 people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout Washington, DC, seven counties of Maryland and seven counties and six independent cities in Virginia. Since 1988, Food & Friends has provided food and companionship to their clients, their loved ones and caregivers.

Please donate.

Santa Fe

As the official Tim Tate cheerleading site, it would be remiss of me not to mention that Tate received this really good review in Santa Fe during his gallery debut there.

Read the review by Hollis Walker here.

James Marshall (Dalek) at Irvine

I've been hearing good things about Irvine Contemporary's current exhibition of James Marshall (Dalek) in his only 2008 solo exhibition, Overweight. The show opened last weekend in DC and sold out on opening night!

A new limited edition print published by Irvine Contemporary accompanies the exhibition, but it also sold out on opening night!

It’s the biggest hit by an international-level artist in a solo DC show in a long time, and I can't think of a recent DC gallery show that has done this well in recent memory. This is James Marshall’s only 2008 solo show, and a terrific coup for a DC gallery to host it. Congrats to Martin and the Irvine staff.


James Marshall (Dalek), Untitled (2008.4). Acrylic on panel, 30 x 30 in.

This Wednesday night at AOM

The Pink Line Project will be presenting a series of panel discussions to educate the emerging and experienced art collector at the soon to open a Art-O-Matic. Click on the image below for details.

I will part of a panel which will be held this coming Wednesday, May 21 at 7 pm in the 7th Floor Education Room. It is the "Information Overload: Finding Reliable and Useful Information About Art Collecting."

It will be moderated by DC ubercollector Dr. Fred Ognibene and will include JW Mahoney, Sharon Burton, Martin Irvine and yours truly.

See ya there!


I was at an art fair all weekend long... 300 plus emails to deal with, so loads to post soon. More later...