click here for prospectus.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
click here for prospectus.
lure/forest, thread, needle, dimensions variable, each coil 2-5" in diameter, void, silk organza, 49 layers, 30x43x15, origin, chinese spirit money, rolled, charred, 7.5' in diameter, bound #2, thread, needle, red oak (reclaimed shipping crates, 6'x10'x18", recall, wax, thread, cable, 9'x14'x8.5'
My work depends on a genuine connection to the material. By playing with the material—testing, manipulating, experimenting, and examining, even leaving it for months—I watch for the moment of surprise, when the material responds to one or a series of actions, and leads to an exciting physical or conceptual outcome. That outcome itself sometimes becomes the lead into a new project.
Often, what I learned from the material calls for a particular set of elements: structure, spatial orientation, location, light, and sound. Other times, I respond to a space or location that I come upon by chance. It asks to be transformed or fulfilled. And through the spontaneous dialogue with the chosen material and sensitive spatial compositions, I attempt to deliver it.
it's rare to see an artist whose work visually speaks with such clarity and vision. this work is clear, quiet, strong, perfect and i can't get enough of it...see more here and make sure to take the time to read how each piece was conceived and constructed-so interesting.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
August 26 - October 17, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
i just received an e-mail from candace wayes, bfa, '09 and i've copied it here for you all...
On October 11th from 4-7pm at North Bowl in Center City I have designed a dress that will be in SoReFa Show (pictured above). I have also been hired to finish hand-stitching a quilt for someone, using original designs in the quilt.
In November, I will be having a solo show at Annex 24 Gallery in Lancaster which will open the first Friday of November and will be up for the whole month. Annex 24 will also be selling my handbags and scarves at Lancaster's Art Walk, which takes place the weekend of October 17-18th. I will send you an official show card and more details about the show and the opening as I get them.
I am in the process of setting up an Etsy page, I will give you the info as soon as it is up and running. That's all for now, I hope all is well with you.
thanks for sending this, candace!
Friday, September 25, 2009
michael olszewski will present selections from his handmade 'MYKO' line of scarves. using itajime shibori on silk organza, multiple layers of unique patterns are created by top dyeing and removing color.
asiatica, a unique collection of new custom, classic clothing made of exquisite vintage japanese fabrics, presents the philadelphia premiere trunk show.
opening reception, friday, october 2, 5-8 pm
show continues, saturday, october 3, 12-6 pm
310 north 11th street, philadelphia, pa 19107
Open Source Embroidery, an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art on October 2. It's a great show with lots of crafts intersecting technology. The show has traveled all the way from Sweden and looks truly fabulous. You can check out pictures of what the exhibition looked like at the Bildmuseet in Umeå, or stop by in person when the show opens in SF.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art
51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
visitation #2, acrylic on paper strips, 30 x 22 x 3, 2006, veery, acrylic on paper, 42x 6.5x 7, 2003 pod, acrylic on paper and mylar, 74x 14x 8, 2003, exhalation, acrylic on paper strips and pencil, 122 x 175 x 5, 2006, soundings and detail, acrylic on paper and wall, 133 x 122 x 3, 2007
i'm particularly interested in the idea of blurring the lines between painting, sculpture, installation, craft and design. joan grubin's work encompasses this idea and is also visually intriguing. about the work she writes:
These floating paintings exist in the gap between painting and object. Subtle manipulation of color relationships between the frontal plane and the colored glow on the wall causes an optical disorientation, which raises questions about the discrepancy between what we see and what we know.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
with Oliver Herring
ONE NIGHT ONLY! September 26th, 2009
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12 - 4 pm or by appointment
Can any of you remember that nasty blizzard ofDecember '07 or the hurricane of September '08? No? Really?? Oh thats right, you probably can't because you were too busy gettin' your art on at FluxTask 1 and FluxTask 2!
Well guess what! For those of you who thought it would never happen, we are out to prove you wrong! FluxTASK 3, officially titled REtask is coming! Oliver Herring is partnering up with the Flux Family again, to bring you the third incarnation of everyone's favorite art-making, neighbor-meeting party!
YOUR PRELIMINARY INVITATION DETAILS:
DATE: SEPTEMBER 26 2009
TIME: 6PM - 10PM
PLACE: FLUXspace, 3000 N HOPE ST. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19133
NOTE: THIS YEAR WE ASK YOU TO KINDLY BRING A MATERIAL WITH YOU
TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. TASK can be a planned, more formal set-up with an application process and a pre-determined number of selected participants (Task Events); A more open structure without any limitations of size or divisions between viewers and participants (Task Parties); Or tailored for the use in classrooms (TASK Workshop).
All TASK structures, the events, parties and workshops rely on the same basic infastructure: a designated area (usually but not necessarily made from construction paper), a variety of props and materials (cardboard, plastic bags, pencils, tables cling wrap, tape, markers, ladders…) and the participation of people who agree to follow two simple, procedural rules: to write down a task on a piece of paper and add it to a designated “TASK pool,” and, secondly, to pull a task from that pool and interpret it any which way he or she wants, using whatever is on (or potentially off) stage. When a task is completed, a participant writes a new task, pulls a new task, and so on.
TASK’s open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment. TASKs’ flow and momentum depend on the tasks written and interpreted by it’s participants. In theory anything becomes possible. The continuous conception and interpretation of tasks is both chaotic and purpose driven. It is a complex, ever shifting environment of people who connect with one another through what is around them. It is also a platform for people to express and test their own ideas in an environment without failure and success (TASK always is what it is) or any other preconceptions of what can or should be done with an idea or a material. People’s tasks become absorbed into other people’s tasks, objects generated from one task are recycled into someone else’s task without issues of ownership or permanence.
Monday, September 21, 2009
a recent email from julie boyer:
I am looking for volunteers interested in learning how to build a geodesic dome from bamboo, using bamboo, aluminum flashing and bamboo cane. It is an interesting and satisfying process that I developed in my studio, and the dome is a great place to hang out when it is finished.
I have been asked to build the dome, a piece I have been working on for almost a year now, for an exhibition at the Center for Emerging Artist's Gallery. The exhibition runs in conjunction with P.O.S.T. The show is an ambitious combination of labor-intensive works, making for what will hopefully be a very satisfying viewer experience. Volunteers are also needed for stenciling a wallpaper-like pattern on the wall. It could be a good way for students to meet those at the Center for Emerging Artists, as well as other artists in the show. I also am embarking on projects in Ghana and in North Philly, so it could be a way for them to find out about those projects as well, in case they would like to participate or collaborate.if interested contact email@example.com
see the dome at: http://pagusafrica.org/
First Look : Lace in Translation Opening Reception, September 24
We invite you to join us for the Lace in Translation opening reception this Thursday, September 24 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Here on Philadelphia University's campus, we've hoisted Cal Lane's 600-pound filigree oil tank over The Design Center and into our backyard garden, installed Demakersvan's 150-foot lace chain link fence in the front yard, and woven raffia into curtains to hang in the windows of Tord Boontje's installation. Now we invite you to get a first look at the exhibition and to mix and mingle with the exhibition curators and other art and design enthusiasts. We hope you'll join us at 4200 Henry Avenue!
This event is free and open to the public.
Visit www.laceintranslation.com for updated news and special events.
Learn More: An Evening with Cal Lane, September 25
Join The Design Center for an evening of conversation with Lace in Translation artist and North American sculptor, Cal Lane. Lane will be on hand to discuss her work in light of contemporary politics, issues of identity and gender, and aesthetic form. Lane's next project, commissioned by Andrew Williams and Kay Saatchi, starts in October, where she will begin applying her lace techniques to a 65 foot submarine in Tivat, Montenegro.
This FREE artist talk will be held on Philadelphia University's campus in the Tuttleman Auditorium (SE corner of Henry Ave & School House Lane), beginning with a reception at 6pm and the discussion at 7pm.
"Industrial doilies are, to me, a symbol of contrast and balance, by placing together visual oppositions: male and female, tough and delicate." - Cal Lane
Participate : Your Translations
Inspire us with your work. Laced, crocheted, cross-stitched, knitted, tatted, embroidered, quilted, beaded, or woven - we want to be inspired by your lace translations. We invite you to visit www.laceintranslation.com/
About Lace in Translation
Lace in Translation is a new exhibition of contemporary work that explores the intersection of luxurious hand-craftsmanship with modern, mass production. TDC's historic Quaker Lace Company collection is the inspiration for three internationally-renowned artists and designers reconsidering conventional notions of lace. European designers Tord Boontje and Demakersvan, and Canadian artist Cal Lane have created installations specifically for TDC's unique and intimate space - a 1950s era, Hollywood-style ranch house.
From the intricacy of a handwoven raffia curtain, to the industrial art forms of laser-cut fabrics, a welded filigree oil drum, and a lace chain-link fence, Lace in Translation plays with the concept of lace, utilizing unexpected materials and new technologies to transform the Center's grounds and galleries.
The Design Center at Philadelphia University
4200 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Asylum, Sylvia Weir, Beaumont, TX, last year's best in show
form, not function: quilt art at the carnegie is currently accepting submissions.
postmark deadline is october, 17th.
see last year's winners and download the prospectus here.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Untitled, 2003; pen and ink, gouache on grid paper, 7 1/2 X 4 5/8, In Suspension, 2007-2008; fabric, pipe cleaners, yarn, pins, plastic, thread, fruit nets, plastic ties, styrofoam balls, tacks, and lead weights, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Photo: Frank Magalhaes, Whorl, 2004-2006; fabric, pipe cleaners, yarn, pins, wire, thread, fruit nets, and lights. Galerie Articule, Montréal, Quebec. Photos by Guy L'Heureux. Patch, Whorl, 2004-2006; fabric, pipe cleaners, yarn, pins, wire, thread, fruit nets, and lights. Galerie Articule, Montréal, Quebec. Photos by Guy L'Heureux.
i love Caroline Lathan-Stiefel's use of simple materials like fruit nets, grocery bags and pipe cleaners to create complex forms and environments. her drawings are great, too.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Philly Works: An exhibit of functional products made in Philadelphia
An event supported by Design Philadelphia
Deadline for submissions is September 23rd.
Philly Works is an exhibition of functional products made by
designers, manufacturers, and crafts people in Philadelphia and the
region. Prototypes, hand made limited editions, and mass produced
goods will be on display to illustrate the many types of production
still alive in hopes of inspiring new work, new connections, and to
bring light to what is happening in the city. Along with the items we
will display documentation of the techniques, production floors, and
people who participate in making these items.
Please go to www.phillyworks.net to submit work
For any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 14, 2009
UncommonThreads Its Needle
The Baton Rouge Wearable Art Show Takes on a Third Year at the Old State Capitol
December 12, 2009. Deadline November 13, 5 p.m.
Juror Liz Good, Senior Editor of FiberArts Magazine and $1000 Grand Prize
UncommonThread Wearable Art Show is an annual event hosted by the art-focused, web-based non-profit CultureCandy. By capitalizing on a niche art form, nation-wide promotion and noted participants UncommonThread brings the arena of wearable art to Baton Rouge. Artists from Massachusetts to California, Illinois to Mississippi, have participated in UncommonThread over the last two years. In 2007, the debut year, UncommonThread attracted 1250 people to Ephemeral Gallery in Mid City. In 2008, the show entertained 1495 people at the Louisiana State Museum downtown.
This year the show announces a call for entry for the third annual national competition. The theme of “Cryptozoology” challenges entrants to construct a wearable, full garment piece of art that animates creatures of myth, both from legend and derived from the artist’s imagination. The deadline for entry is November 13, 2009, 5 p.m. The prospectus for the show can be found here (pdf) or you can request a paper copy by calling 225.936.4346. The entry fee is $25.
Each year, the program strives to keep the concept of wearable art fresh and appealing to an ever-growing audience. In that vein, UncommonThread is proud to announce several new elements to the show. Senior Editor of Fiberarts Magazine, Liz Good will be the juror this year. Her participation broadens attention to the program; nationally-distributed Fiberarts Magazine has a thirty year history of communicating fiber craft to artists across the country. Ms. Good has been with the magazine for more than five years and has helped compile the last six editions of the FiberArts annual art-wear special issue.
In addition to a stunning new location at the Old State Capitol, the artist reward has increased to one grand prize of $1000. And the graphic design for the program borrows the talents of Baton Rouge export Scott Campbell. A crew of lighting designers, set designers, dancers and musicians will navigate the gothic beauty of the one-hundred and fifty year old castle, the Old State Capitol, on December 12, 8 p.m. Returning to the stage and behind the curtains are Dj Otto, dance coordinator Micaela Marchard Conor, event coordinator Danielle Honeycutt, participant liaison Holly Maynard, stylists from Salon Dolce Vita, lighting by Phil Beard and director Erin Rolfs.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Zoo, (detail), Fabric, thread, doll and human hair, fabric paint, Madonna and Child, Heidelberg, Germany, Becky’s Trampoline, Paper, board, watercolor, ink, Fried Egg and Cinnamon Toast, Wool, yarn, fiberfill, thread, Ritual Garment, (detail), Fabric, thread, glass beads, crystals
I am beginning my senior year as a fibers major. I am fairly new to the department, having declared at the beginning of the Spring semester of this year. Fiber art offers me much-needed freedom, but also provides a wealth of established techniques that I employ to realize my ideas. Conceptually, I am primarily fueled by my experience being raised in a religious environment. I have a keen interest in garments and objects made for ceremonial or ritualistic usage. I am also influenced by the domestic history of fiber arts and find that there are inherent concepts that develop from the techniques themselves. I have used video as a method to bring the figure into my wearable pieces, and plan to expand on this with my upcoming work.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
image from the selby.
the fibers majors meeting has been rescheduled for wednesday, september 16th at 11:15. topics to be discussed:
- fibers scarf project
- studio access
- fibers show (scheduled for mid-october!)
- new majors studio
- fibers blog
Applications for membership at Vox Populi are due October 9.
Vox Populi is a member-run artist collective. Each member artist mounts a solo exhibition during the calendar year and is eligible to participate in group and traveling exhibitions. Members may also curate shows and organize educational and related programming. Membership is open to any artist living in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but limited to those who do not have commercial gallery representation and who are not students. Risk and experimentation are encouraged during members' exhibitions. Members take part in all aspects of the gallery's administration and programming.
There is a one-time initiation fee of $100.00 for new members; monthly dues are $55.00. Members are required to staff the gallery 6 hours each month, attend monthly meetings and perform a minimum of 6 hours of committee work each month.
Applications must include the following:
10-20 jpegs (no larger than 1024x768 pixels and 72 dpi) or DVD cued to selection (no more than 10 minutes total)
Corresponding numbered check list of works; including title, date, materials and dimensions
Applications will be reviewed by the artist-membership of Vox Populi and must be received by the above dates. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Emailed submissions will not be reviewed. Please only submit requested materials as submissions will not be returned.
Submit materials to:
New Member Review
319 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
A diverse range of risk-taking exhibitions are produced each year covering a wide range of topics through solo, two-person and group exhibitions. Often Redux operates as a project space inviting artists to produce original works on site through varying lengths of residency, while engaging and interacting with our local community though special classes and artist talks. All of our exhibitions are free and open to the public.
All entries must be postmarked by November 16, 2009.
Must submit the following:
- $35 Application Fee
- portfolio of recent works (5 - 10) that can be in slide, cd, dvd, or video format. (both mac and pc formatted discs accepted - please send still images at a minimum of 1000 pixels wide at 72 dpi and in JPEG format)
- Inventory list including titles, dates completed, sizes, and mediums.
- Artist Statement
- Artistic Resume
- SASE for return of materials
Submit all materials to:
Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 Phillip St.
Charleston, SC 2940
Wallpaper / Samples, 2003, blood on wallpaper, 14x11 each
laura splan writes "in Wallpaper/Samples the painting in blood follows the patterns and designs on actual wallpaper samples. this series of paintings explores the fluctuating experiences that images can evoke. the pleasant and familiar patterns on the wallpaper are in opposition to the visceral and unsettling medium with which they are outlined."
Sunday, September 6, 2009
please email JaQuinley Kerr for an application.
Drop-off Artwork: September 27, 2009 12-5pm
EXHIBITION OPENS: October 3, 2009 12-5pm
ARTISTS RECEPTION: October 10, 2009 7-9pm
FASHION SHOW: October 17, 2009 7-10pm
Pick-up Artwork: October 25, 2009 12-5pm
New Hope Arts will advertise these events in local newspapers, Philadelphia newspapers, on their website and with posters and flyers throughout the area. They will retain 35% of any sales, please include this in your retail price.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Lucy May, last year's scholarship winner
The 2009 ART SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION -- $16,000
FinalRegistration Deadline: December 15, 2009
Last year, MYARTSPACE kicked off its first Art Scholarship Program. 6 Student artists were awarded $16,000 in cash scholarships. We have just launched the 2009 competition. Admission to the competition is free, and students must be in a undergraduate or graduate university program by September of 2009. Last year's winners can be found at www.myartspace.com/
Friday, September 4, 2009
eric jensen, 2009, oil, 40 x 48 x 2
student art gallery allows you as a student artist to:
- Create their own Artist Profile, including photos, artist statement, etc;
- Participate in our Blog and Artist Forum (for artists only!), where they can share ideas, stories and experiences; and
- Share in the appreciation of works of art created by peers from throughout the country.
Looking ahead, the gallery will focus on growing to 1500 works from top US Schools, and then begin inviting schools from other countries to participate. We will cap the gallery at 2500 works of art. The international expansion should begin in 90-days.
the gallery's structure:
60% of the sale goes to the artist, and 10% to the artist's school;
provides a pre-paid UPS label to the artist to ship their work to the buyer;
Application/sign-up is FREE!