Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Career Development for Artists (Center for Emerging Visual Artists-Philadelphia, PA)

*Note* This program is open to artists living within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia, including New York City and the five boroughs, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland) 

Deadline: November 1, 2010

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists™ strives to provide the essential support services and programs emerging artists need to build sustainable careers.

Our two-year Career Development Program offers a select group of highly talented artists:
  • Exhibitions
  • Community
  • Career counseling
  • Mentorship
  • Professional development seminars
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Alumni solo exhibitions
  • Alumni travel grants

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants cannot be full time students.
  • Applicants must live within 100 miles of Philadelphia (NYC and the 5 boroughs, NJ, DE, and Baltimore included).
  • Applicants cannot have an ongoing contractual agreement with a commercial gallery or gallery representation.
The application can be found online at www.cfeva.org.  For more information, please contact Amie Potsic, Director of the Career Development Program at amie@cfeva.org or 215-546-7775 x 12.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Studio visit: David Foss (8.24.10)

I stopped by David Foss's studio last week and got to check out some of the work that he has been busy with for the past several months. David has an upcoming solo show at LGTripp Gallery this September-October. Titled, 'Exits and Entrances', the show will consist of new paintings, works on paper and sculpture. 

David Foss
Exits and Entrances
September 10-October 16, 2010

Artist Reception: September 11, 5-7pm
First Friday, October 1, 6-8:30pm
LGTripp Gallery
47 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19106

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Philadelphia Flight

Hey, I'm a little late getting this up here, but I have 6 recent paintings in "Philadelphia Flight", a group exhibition curated by architect and choreographer, Joy Mariama Smith. The show consists of works by 13 Philadelphia artists and opens this Saturday, August 28th from 7-10pm. All the info is below...

interested in what's going on in Philadelphia's art scene, but can't make it to Philly?
Then come to Area 405 this Saturday -

Philadelphia Flight at Area 405

August 28th - September 26th
Artist Reception and performance: Saturday, August 28th 2010

Area 405 is pleased to present  Philadelphia Flight featuring the works of 13 Philadelphia artists, working in a variety of media, ranging from painting and sculpture to site specific performance and installation. Curator Joy Mariama Smith, architect and choreographer, uses spatial analysis through movement to select artists and work appropriate to the theme for Philadelphia Flight. To compliment the work, elevator, a movement piece will be performed on the opening night of the exhibition byYour Name Here performance collectivehttp://yournameherecollective.com/
Pablo Virgo,Tim McFarlane, Megan McManus 
Lauren Zalut, Juliet Lee, Brian Payne, Jessica Greenawalt, George Alley, Becca "Girl" Jennings, Amze Emmons, Nina Makhija Justin Dula, Elizabeth Weisman

Located in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District and called “Baltimore’s best alternative space to view art” in RADAR magazine, Area 405 offers the region’s largest exhibition space. At 6,000 square feet, this former industrial site is an ideal context in which to present large-scale exhibitions and events.
This exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. For more information about the gallery or this exhibition, please visit Area 405’s website at www.area405.com or call (410) 528-1968. 

Gallery hours for Philadelphia Flight are noon-3pm Sundays and by appointment

please note, Area 405 will be closed Sunday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm someone you should know, so says Kesha...

Kesha Bruce, TOTEM FOR MRS ELLIS, 2007.  Mixed-Media Collage on paper.
11.5  x 10  inches.  (29 x 25 cm.)

Fellow artist and art blogger, Kesha Bruce, has included me on her list of "People You Should Know". Thanks, Kesha!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Self-left 8.16.10

"Self-left (8.16.10)"
One of a few new self-portraits that I've taken lately.

Friday, August 13, 2010

New works

If you wander over to the Bridgette Mayer Gallery website, you can see some images of some of the paintings that have been keeping me busy in the studio for the past few months.

Studio visit: Paul Behnke (8.06.10)

Last week I got to visit the studio of painter Paul Behnke, who recently exhibited work in the "Philadelphia Painters" exhibition, curated by Matthew Farina, at the Painting Center in New York. We hung out for about three hours, talking art and life. During our chat, Paul was good enough to let me indulge my photo habit.

More images of Paul's work can be found here: Paul Behnke Paintings
Paul's art blog is here: Structure and Imagery

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Studio portrait: palette knife

Paul Behnke stopped by the studio today. The ensuing conversation touched on many things art-related, including the items that painters tend to have around them for a long time.
I have a few things in my studio that I've had for a very long time, one of them being this palette knife. I've probably had this one for at least 20 years. The lumps are the build-up of acrylic paint over time. This is actually the second coating of paint that this palette knife has had. I peeled away most of the first coating maybe 11 years ago and let it go again.
The funny thing about this knife is that I don't use it in the application of paint to supports; I use it solely to mix paints.  

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

All dressed up

What a great splash of color in the city! I finally got to see this guerilla-knitted tree at 18th and Walniut Streets Monday morning while hanging out at Rittenhouse Square before going to work. The tree has been covered for a couple of weeks and, quite frankly, I'm surprised that it's still in this state. I'm happy that it is because the shock of color is really needed in some of our public spaces. 

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Artist gathering 7.30.10 (Pam Farrell's studio)

On Friday, I took the chance to get out of the city for a few hours, courtesy of Pam Farrell, who opened her home and studio in New Jersry to a group of artist friends for lunch and a bit of 'show and tell'. She asked us to bring work that we might want to discuss with the group. I also got to meet Lisa Pressman and  Ravenna Taylor in person after a long time of us knowing of each other's work through the 'net. I caught a ride to Pam's with Rob Solomon and David Foss. We arrived a little later than anticipated, but still in time for lunch. Once lunch was over, the group of us convened in Pam's studio to talk about some of the things we've been doing recently. 

Thanks for Pam for opening her home and studio and to everyone for sharing your work and comments. There are more photos and commentary on Lisa Pressman's blog.

David Foss commenting on one of Pam Farrell's works on paper. LIsa Pressman is to his right, Pam Farrell (hidden), Rob Solomon, and Ravenna Taylor.

Pam discussing her work.

New works on paper by David Foss

Works on paper by Lisa Pressman

Discussing Lisa Pressman's work.

Here, I'm talking about one of my recent paintings, as yet untitled. To the left is Ravenna Taylor.  
A couple of Pam's neighbors dropped by for some snacks.