Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Price: FREE
Contact: ISC Events Department – events@sculpture.org or (609) 689-1051 x302
Website: www.sculpture.org/isconnects

Join the ISC at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on September 14, 2017 for a conversation: The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Editor Sharon Louden will be joined in conversation with artist Ariana Barat, artist contributor from The Artist as Culture Producer, Chloe Bass, and artist contributor from Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Sean Mellyn at MANA Contemporary. This event is hosted by the International Sculpture Center in partnership with MANA Contemporary. A book signing will follow.

The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is a collection of essays by 40 visual artists. Edited by artist and educator, Sharon Louden, the book describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others. Although there is a misconception that artists are invisible and hidden, the truth is that they furnish measurable and innovative outcomes at the front lines of education, the non-profit sector, and corporate environments.

The panel discussion will be held in the theater at Mana Contemporary at 6:00PM. A book signing will follow the conversation. This event is free and RSVP is required. Space is limited. More information can be found at www.sculpture.org/isconnects. Please contact the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or events@sculpture.org.


Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations by contacting the events department at 609.689.1051 x302 or events@sculpture.org. The International Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible to all of our patrons.


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Location:New Jersey

Monday, July 31, 2017

12 to See August 4 - 25

12 to See
August 4 - 25


ArtServe is thrilled to present 12 to See, a showcase of a dozen exciting artistic talents across a wide spectrum of styles and mediums. Each is featuring a small, cohesive collection of work; the exhibition spans diverse and varied mediums, styles, and genres. Think: bold new works that people must see.

Featured Artists: Robert Catapano | Suzanna Antonez-Edens | Lori | Jennifer Veilleux | Hana Davis | Terri A. Meredith | Dumpierreart | AlexAndra | Lorraine Schwartz | Ron Garrett | Carlos Printe | Zahra Shivji

Gallery Reception: Thursday, August 10th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a night of art, entertainment, good eats and drinkable delights as we showcase an exciting new collective of multi-media artists. The opening reception features a “12 to Sea” spread of seafood bites and a prime selection of Shipyard Brewery craft beers.

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


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Location:Florida

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Request for Qualifications- Dove Springs Recreation Center Art in Public Places Project

Request for Qualifications-
Dove Springs Recreation Center Art in Public Places Project
Budget: $44,000
Eligibility: Austin Metro Area
Deadline - Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 pm

The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design and fabricate an exterior artwork for the Dove Springs Recreation Center at 5801 Ainez Drive Austin, TX 78744.

Professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live and work in Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Burnet and Blanco counties are eligible to apply. Artists currently under contract with the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program at the time of application deadline are not eligible to apply.


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Location:Austin

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

Entry Deadline: 7/10/17
Days remaining to deadline: 4

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition): $45.00

Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.


Submission Deadline: Friday, July 10th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Jurors:
Donald Fowler, Director of Retail at the Nasher Store
Reid Robinson, Community Arts Advocate
Mary Tomás, Mary Tomás Gallery


ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.


ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Monday, July 10th.


SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.

1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.


HOW TO SUBMIT:

1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (callforentry.org)
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:

· File format: JPEG only
· File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
· File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
· File size: 5 MB maximum

3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.

***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.


NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified via email no later than Friday, July 21st if their artwork has been accepted into the exhibition.


DROP-OFF: Accepted artwork(s) are to be delivered to Mary Tomás Gallery (1110 Dragon St., Dallas, Texas 75207, (214) 727-5101) Wednesday, July 26th, Thursday, July 27th & Friday, July 28th between 11 am – 5:00 pm, no exceptions will be made for late work. All accepted artworks must be labeled at the time of drop-off and ready to hang or install properly. Please see the following:

1. Label artwork on front and back (with a piece of paper) with artist first and last name, title, medium, dimensions, year produced, price. (Also, indicate the top of image if necessary for 2D works.)
2. Artwork must be exhibition ready with securely attached Wire or D-rings. No alligator or triangle hooks will be accepted.
3. Artwork requiring special installation or utensils must be provided by the artist.


LIABILITY: The Creative Arts Center of Dallas, Mary Tomás Gallery, and agents will not be responsible for loss or damage to any works. The CAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2017 Annual Membership Exhibition on the CAC website, Mary Tomás Gallery website and in any Membership Exhibition advertising or collateral associated with the CAC. Each artist is encouraged to secure personal insurance for the duration of the exhibition. Submission of artwork to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.

SALE: The gallery retains a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Please price your work accordingly. Do not submit any work you do not wish to sell; works labeled ‘NFS’ will not be accepted.

PICK-UP: Artworks may be picked up from Mary Tomás Gallery Monday, September 4th and Tuesday, September 5th from 11 am – 5 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS. A $25 storage fee per day will be charged to the artist for artwork retrieved after September 5th. The piece will become property of Mary Tomás Gallery after 30 days.

IMPORTANT DATES:

May 30th – July 10th: Submission of artwork

July 21st: Accepted artists notified

July 26th-28th: Artists drop-off artwork to Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm

August 5th: Opening Reception in conjunction with Craighead Green New Texas Talent XXIII Exhibition from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Sept 2nd: Exhibition Ends at Mary Tomás Gallery

Sept 4th & 5th: Pick up artwork at Mary Tomás Gallery, 11 am – 5 pm


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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New exhibitions with Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, Diane Walker-Gladney and S. Chuck McCarter at the Bath House

Join us for the opening reception of our two new art exhibitions
Saturday, July 8, 2017 • 7-9 PM
Featuring live music by Percussion Things - Free and open to the public
Recollective: Paintings by Fannie Brito, Diane Walker-Gladney and Teri Muse

July 8-August 5, 2017

One of the most interesting aspects of abstract painting is the medium’s ability to inspire the viewer to experience the work from two different, yet interconnected, sensorial perspectives: the perception of the work centered on the outward qualities that make the painting attractive and captivating, and the nonconcrete, subliminal aspects of the art that often require subjective decoding and active participation of the public. The three artists featured in the Recollective exhibition, Fannie Brito, Teri Muse, and Diane Walker-Gladney, are aware of the interlinked relationship of the material and the intangible every time they create their works. Although each of the artist’s is focusing on diverse impressions and is using different technical approaches to do her work, the viewer can still detect a number of concepts and viewpoints that all of the artists are sharing.

The Recollective exhibition brings together the artists’ common interests and sensibilities and explores the power granted by the art of painting to evoke enduring images, memories, and emotions. Through abstract paintings, formed with multiple layers of color, texture, implied texts, and vivid expressiveness, the painters attempt to rescue a hidden or almost forgotten recollection. The process of painting becomes a vehicle to the subconscious world of the artists and the final works are an earnest effort to remember some occurrence or experience that is transplanted from the memory to the canvases. An essential task of the viewer in the gallery then becomes to extract his own personal messages and remembrances from the field of color and marks so that, as a result, the exhibition turns into a collaborative reminiscing act that is both rich and engaging.


July 8-August 5, 2017
The paintings from S. Chuck McCarter’s new exhibition, Whimsical, at the Bath House Cultural Center, faithfully reflect the artist’s natural inclination for the playful interaction of art elements and the world of his experiences, real and imagined. He affirms that art is his mind at play and that colors, shapes, and surface textures are his sandbox from which his content emerges.

The inspiration for Chuck’s work come from childhood stories, fairy tales, ancient historical epics, the Bible, Native American narratives and careful observations of daily life and its oddities. The artist includes humans, animals, metaphorical imagery, and multicultural references in his work. Although some of the artist’s work is based on research and study, he describes his work as an often evolving and ever-changing process that he embarks upon intuitively and spontaneously, often with the aid of meditation and inner exploration. Through relaxed contemplation, inwardness, and silence, the painter finds his deepest soul, letting the piece dictate what it wants to become. The artist explains: “Correct painting, so to say, can only happen or be expressed when the colors themselves are allowed to lead, letting specific shapes and themes arise from the color’s interaction. When the practicioner is neither impossing himself on the process, nor trying to take control, real art can take place.”

S. Chuck McCarter is a visual artist, exhibition curator, and a recently retired art professor. He lives and works near White Rock Lake in East Dallas.





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Location:Dallas

CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers

MEDIA ADVISORY
CAC Hosts Live Mural Painting Project to be Held 7.7 at Victory Plaza to Honor Fallen Officers


EVENT: 7.7 Live Mural Painting Project
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:30am to 4:30pm

WHERE: Victory Plaza outside of WFAA-TV, Channel 8 Studios, 3030 Olive Street, Dallas, 75201

WHAT: In collaboration with WFAA-TV Channel 8 (ABC), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) will be organizing a community-focused live mural painting project as a way to pay tribute to the four Dallas Police Department officers as well as the DART officer who lost their lives that day. The focus is to give both the general and the arts community a way to pay their respects in a lasting and meaningful way. CAC teaching artists Lynn Armstrong & Katrina Doran have created an interpretative portrait for each of the four DPD officers as well as the DART officer in a way that celebrates each of their lives and allows the community to learn more about them and how each officer lived his life and what they were passionate about. Volunteers will help participants paint the murals and anyone can participate either as a volunteer or as a painter. No art experience is required and all supplies are included.

WFAA-TV will be broadcasting live throughout the day starting with "Daybreak" and in the morning the Dallas Police Choir is scheduled to perform during the morning news show. There are five two-and-a-half hour shifts that artists and others may sign up to serve as volunteers who will help people paint the murals.

Please sign up at the link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac23a4fe3-77commemorative

BACKGROUND:
Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to at-risk and underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The Creative Arts Center held a mural competition this spring in collaboration with the Cedars Social's new container bar that faces the Dallas Police Department Headquarters employing the "ground·swell,". CAC has completed several live mural painting projects, including a 20' mural for Savor Dallas.

For more information on the Creative Arts Center, visit www.creativeartscenter.org.
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PROXIMIDAD: New US/Mexico Summer Residency Program





PROXIMIDAD is a two-month-long, self-directed residency for two artists, invited by The Power Station in Dallas, Texas, and Cerámica Suro in Guadalajara, México.

The first month will be spent in Guadalajara, Mexico, working with Cerámica Suro toward an exhibition organized by the Cerámica Suro factory.

The second month will be spent in Dallas, Texas, working toward an exhibition at The Power Station, resulting in a culmination of two separate exhibitions that ruminate on the practices, processes and interactions of the exchange.

The artists are encouraged during their stay to act as cultural ambassadors of their respective countries, to develop professional, working relationships that successfully mediate shared time-space experience, and to connect with the respective art communities to facilitate the creative exchange in both cities.

An annual rotation of guest advisors, culled from notable curators, artists and institutional directors will assist in the selection process.

For the inaugural PROXIMIDAD residency, Cerámica Suro, The Power Station and 2017 guest advisors Bill Arning, and Kevin Rubén Jacobs have selected the following artists:



JEFF GIBBONS (b. Detroit, Michigan, 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, film- maker, inventor, curator, and often collaborator, living and working in Dallas, Texas. Recent solo exhibitions include, Conduit Gallery, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Oliver Francis Gallery (OFG.xxx), the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, CentralTrak Gallery, and 1-800-789-2228.

Recent collaborative exhibitions with Gregory Ruppe include the Nasher Sculpture Museum (also with Danny Skinner), BeefHaus Gallery,Epitome Institute, galleryHOMELAND, and a collaborative ballet performance with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas. Other recent collaborations and group exhibitions include Lazer Tag 2015 with Jesse Morgan Barnett, Apophenia Underground with Justin Ginsberg, the Dallas Biennial, the Texas Biennial, and the Dallas/Austin/Houston Art Fairs.

Selected international exhibitions include KoncertKirken (Copenhagen, Denmark), the Berlin Becher Triennial (Berlin, Germany), Réunion Gallery (Zürich, Switzerland), and Hiroshima Art Center (Hiroshima, Japan). He co-created the art space Culture Hole with Gregory Ruppe in 2016, and co-created the exhibition series Deep Ellum Windows with Justin Ginsberg in 2012. He was an artist in residence with the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2015, and with CentralTraks International Artist Residency in 2014. Recent awards include The Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize, a Special Support Grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, a Nasher Sculpture Museum Micro-grant, and the Dallas Observer 2015 Mastermind Award.

GABRIEL RICO (b. 1980) lives and work between Lagos de Moreno and Guadalajara in Mexico. Rico studied architecture at the Instituro de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO). His work is a constant study of production processes and the aesthetical and compositional possibilities of objects, with a particular interest in morphological conditions caused by erosion.

Selected exhibitions include ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA; Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark; Perrotin, Paris, France; Sinaloa Art Museum (MASIN), Culiacan, Mexico; Public Library Virgilio Barco, Bogota, Colombia; CEART (Centro de Arte Tomas y Valiente), Madrid, Spain; Triennial "Coup de Ville", Belgium and the VIII International Biennial of Ceramics of Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea.

Selected international residences include the GCC (Gyeonggi Creation Center) in Seoul, South Korea (2015/2016); the CAMAC (Centre d'Art - Marnay Art Centre) in Marnay sur Seine, France (2014); La Agencia in Bogota, Colombia (2014), in the FMC (Frans Meserel Centrum) in Kasterlee, Belgium (2013); in SASG (Seoul Art Space Gaumcheong) in Seoul, South Korea (2012); in the Contemporary Art Platform WARP in San Nicolas, Belgium (2010).

He has received national and international scholarships and awards such as: The scholarship for artistic production "Proyecta" in 2014 and 2015 issued by the Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco, in Mexico; fellowship for artistic production granted by the Ténot Foundation Bursary for Artists in France in 2014, the bilateral scholarship for artistic creation (Mexico-Colombia) in its 2013/2014 edition, granted by the FONCA-CONACULTA and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia; fellowship for artistic production granted by the organization Prince Claus in 2011 of Netherlands; Two scholarships of FECA (State Fund for Culture and the Arts of the State of Jalisco) granted to the category "Young creators" in their editions 2010-2011 and 2014-2015, Mexico, honorable mention at the 8th International Biennial of Ceramics in Gyeonggi (8th GICB) Republic of South Korea.



THE EXHIBITION IN GUADALAJARA OPENS JULY 29, 2017
THE EXHIBITION IN DALLAS, TX OPENS AUG 26, 2017



ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONS

THE POWER STATION is a not-for-profit initiative dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary art projects in Dallas, Texas. Housed in a Power & Light building constructed in 1920, artists are invited to respond to the raw character of the architecture, offering an alternative to the traditional gallery and museum context.

Geared toward an international audience and, most immediately, the community of Dallas, the bold programming serves as a catalyst to provoke public discourse around art and culture.

Projects and publications at The Power Station are made possible through funding provided by The Pinnell Foundation.

THE POWER STATION es una iniciativa sin fines de lucro dedicada a proporcionar una plataforma para ambiciosos proyectos de arte contemporáneo en Dallas, Texas. Alojados en un edificio Power & Light construido en 1920, los artistas están invitados a responder al carácter crudo de la arquitectura, ofreciendo una alternativa al tradicional contexto de galería y museo.

Orientada hacia una audiencia internacional y, más inmediatamente, la comunidad de Dallas, la audaz programación sirve como un catalizador para provocar el discurso público en torno al arte y la cultura.

Proyectos y publicaciones en The Power Station son posibles gracias a los fondos proporcionados por The Pinnell Foundation.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA was founded in 1951 by Noe Suro Olivares in Tlaquepaue, Jalisco, México. A location famous for its grand artisanal tradition, it is a company dedicated to the manufacture, commercialization and export of useful and decorative articles for the restaurant, hotel, construction and interior design industries.

At Cerámica Suro, personalized attention to our clients is a priority since we specialize in developing exclusive projects according to our customers needs. Among the multiple projects we develop one encounters, among others, great hotels throughout the world with pieces such as tiles, washbasins, serving ware, lamps and an endless list of the highest quality products of high temperature ceramics.

CERÁMICA SURO CONTEMPORENEA fue fundada en 1951 por Noe Suro Olivares en Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México. Localidad famosa por su amplia tradición artisanal, es una empresa dedicada a la fabricación, comercialización y exportación de artículos decorativos y de uso práctico dirigidos a la industria restaurantera, hotelera, de la construcción y de la decoración de interiores.

En Cerámica Suro la atención personalizada a nuestros clientes es una prioridad, ya que nos especializamos en desarrollar proyectos exclusivos para las necesidades de cada cliente. Entre los múltiples proyectos que desarrollamos se encuentran, entre otros, hoteles de gran turismo en diferentes partes del mundo con piezas como azulejos, lavabos, vajillas, lamparas y una interminable lista de productos siempre realizados con la mas alta calidad en céramica de altas temperaturas.





The Power Station
3816 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226t
214-827-0163
http://powerstationdallas.com





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Friday, June 30, 2017

Leonard Greco | Fairyland

Opening reception: July 8th 7-10pm

On view: July 8th to August 8th



Avenue 50 Studio

131 N Avenue 50

Los Angeles Ca 90042

avenue50studio.org

leonardgreco.me



Leonard Greco, known for his neo-medieval paintings, sculpture and installations has a solo exhibition opening July 8th 7-10pm at Avenue 50 Studios in Highland Park.



At this stage of Greco’s life, off center of a century, he is grappling with ways in which to express his “being-ness”. Unable to avoid the “who am I” question any longer, he is reaching beyond his usual studio practice of oil painting into diverse disciplines including fabric sculptures in the round. These “dolls” are fashioned by fully embracing the pre-conceived sissy element of this art. It is in this extension of his practice that he is exploring, his identity as a queer and terrified man; the specter of the pansy boy he was being given new voice in his latest ongoing project “Fairyland”. It is in this new series of projects, where paint, needle and thread give expression and validation to a long suppressed self-loathing.



The very name “Fairyland”, a word once delivered with bloody blows transcends beyond, with a message of empathy, compassion, pride, and he hopes, humor. Reclaiming the fairy has been empowering. The art he attempts to create is intended to express the spirit of furtive repression breaking free.



Leonard Greco is a multidisciplinary artist living and work in Los Angeles. He has exhibited national and internationally. Recent exhibitions include: Pasadena Museum of California Art (2011); Clive Hicks Jenkins, Wales, UK (2012); Couturier Gallery Los Angeles (2014) and La Luz de Jesus (2016). In 2017 his work will be featured in numerous exhibitions including “Personal Narrative” at the Annenberg Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica; “Stitch Fetish 5,” The Hive, Los Angeles; “Pickles Galore,” curated by Linda Vallejo, Lamperouge Gallery, Los Angeles; “The Faces Within,” South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro and” With Liberty and Justice for Some,” Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles


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Location:Los Angeles

CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS presents CADD SUMMER BUS TOUR SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017 5:00-9:00 pm

CONTEMPORARY ART DEALERS OF DALLAS
presents
CADD SUMMER BUS TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017
5:00-9:00


CADD has been promoting the visual arts through unique programming since 2006 and the bus tours have been going strong since 2010. Bus tour participants might gain access to artist’s studios, galleries, private collections, corporate collections, art installations or other special venues!

The July 22nd CADD BUS TOUR will visit three CADD member galleries, as well as Polsinelli's art collection, and a private collection. Refreshments will be served at each gallery with a light supper served at the end of the evening in a private home. Proceeds from CADD events assists with the CADD Scholarship and CADD Educational Programs. Buy your ticket and join us!

The bus tour begins at CONDUIT GALLERY. Participants will park their cars at 5pm and proceed inside to view two exhibitions. The first is a group exhibition of works by gallery artists, including Marcelyn McNeil, Vincent Falsetta, Roberto Munguia and Jules Buck Jones. The second is a collaborative installation between James Sullivan and Hellen Ascoli exploring issues of the body, its presence and place within different societies. The original siting was an installation at Concepcion 41, in Antigua, Guatemala. It is titled, “Mi Cuerpo está aquí…..mi cuerpo no está aquí --(2)”.

Your 2nd stop is POLSINELLI. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs. The firm’s national art collection embodies the energy, diversity, innovation, and forward-facing realities of the communities in which it is embedded. The 63,000 square foot Dallas office is marked by efficient design and a hospitality-driven approach that streamlines the work environment, creating a distinctive client experience and forming an elegant backdrop for the art collection. A grand staircase serves as the centerpiece of the lobby, oriented to showcase views of Dallas’ skyline, and graced by a ceramic sculpture by Lauren Mabry. Among the forty artworks displayed are works by area artists Joan Winter, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Matthew Cusick, Dornith Doherty and John Holt Smith. Holly Johnson will ably replace the firm’s curator for this tour.

Then jump on the bus to visit two CADD galleries at 1845 Levee Street.

CRIS WORLEY FINE ARTS is pleased to introduce four new artists in this summer’s exhibition, Introductions. Marc Dennis, Adrian Esparza, Sherry Owens, and Robert Sagerman display radical and unique talents in sculpture and painting. Hyper-realist artist Marc Dennis brings levity, humor and virtuosity to his sumptuous oil paintings, depicting subjects from the art historical canon infused with contemporary themes. Adrian Esparza has inspired international attention through his deconstruction of the Mexican sarape, using its colorful yarn to create large-scale geometric forms. Sherry Owens is a prominent Texas sculptor known for her exquisite sculptures made from repurposed crepe myrtle branches and bronze. Informed by his academic studies in art history and Kabbalist Mysticism, Robert Sagerman creates paintings that awe and impress with titles that correspond to the number of strokes made by the artist. Repetition as a form of meditation gives way to a mystical experience.

HOLLY JOHNSON GALLERY features two exhibitions. Michael Young: Updrafts, is an exhibition of new paintings by Austin-based artist. Young’s inspiration is drawn from a lexicon of interrelated subjects such as Mimbres pottery, tantric art, geology, seismographs, modernist and colonial architecture, stereotomy, desert landscapes, petroglyphs, Japanese pottery, Native American design languages, textiles, microphotography, bee hives and the study of pollen. Michelle Mackey: Doubletake, is an exhibition of new paintings by the Dallas/Brooklyn-based artist. Within Mackey’s art there is a palpable sense of multi-dimensionality and spatial transference — where settings and imagery fragment and converge. She uses light and its power to confuse structural logic, so that these paintings suspend between the known and the unknown.

Your final stop of the evening will be the private collection at the spectacular home of LORI and TOM REISENBICHLER. Refreshments and a light supper will be served.
BUS TOUR ITINERARY

5:00 pm Arrive promptly, park and visit Conduit Gallery at 1626 C Hi Line Drive.
5:30 pm Get on the bus and head to Polsinelli to view their art collection.
6:30 pm Visit Cris Worley Fine Arts & Holly Johnson Gallery at 1845 Levee Street.
7:15 pm Visit a Private Collection for refreshments and a light supper.
8:45 pm Return to Conduit Gallery to retrieve your car.

Tickets are $75.00 each
Seating is limited
To purchase tickets visit ETIX
Guests are provided with transportation, tour, refreshments, and a light supper.
The Bus Tour is approximately 4 hours long.
For more information please email Nancy Whitenack at conduit1@gmail.com.


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Location:Dallas

Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Artist residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects

660 South Avenue 21 #3

Los Angeles, CA 90031





Diane Williams is a multidisciplinary artist whose work stems from the political and social landscape that surrounds her—specifically the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles. She uses art as a call to arms, creating works that explore issues about immigrants and gender to encourage cultural and social understanding.



In her series Monsters & Aliens, Williams created masks woven from shredded paintings and discarded materials and wore these masks in performances where the masks clearly signed for “other.” She wanted viewers to question what they feared from strangers and to begin to examine their own prejudices with respect to race and gender. In a mixed media work entitled Fractured but not Broken, she also displayed the masked and fragmented female body-- depicting the disparate body parts in photographs and drawings, overlaid with Plexiglas and blue and yellow duralar. This human scaled work confronted viewers declaring, “see me for who I am -- not as a cultural stereotype.”



During her residency at Shoebox Projects, Williams will create a site-specific installation that further explores ideas of marginalization by physically dividing the space. In addition, she will embark on a new series of works that track the surges in hate crimes since the inauguration of President Trump. In her work, Williams seeks to find a common ground between the works she makes and the community at large. For example in the participatory piece, This in my America, she asks viewers to write the first name of an immigrant they know and their relationship to that person on a piece of paper and then post it on a wall. Collectively illustrating the idea of an extended community.



About the artist:

Diane Williams is a multi disciplinary artist and an emerging curator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2013. Her work has been featured in select publications and exhibited in solo shows and several group exhibitions including Personal Narrative at the Annenberg Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, With Liberty and Justice for Some at Walter Maciel, Culver City (2017), Countenance Divine, at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, and Defend & Advance, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles (2016).

www.dianewilliamsartist.com



About Shoebox Projects:

Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work.


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Location:Diane Williams | My America

Terry Arena | Recalling Silent Spring

July 1 – July 29, 2017
Reception Saturday, July 1, 5:00-8:00pm

Brainworks Gallery
5364 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90019

www.brainworksgallery.com
www.terryarena.me


Graphite artist Terry Arena opens her Los Angeles solo exhibition at Brainworks Gallery July 1st 5-8pm. Borrowing from Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, Arena find the ideas and inquiries into the natural environment continue to be relevant today.

The pesticides have different names, yet similarly their impact on our ecosystem still begs for investigation. In this time of technological and scientific revolution, Arena is both in awe and disheartened. She was taken aback when she learned of colony collapse disorder (CCD) in bees as many of our crops are supported by the pollinating efforts of the insect. California alone is the dominant producer of almonds worldwide which are critically reliant on bees for their production. The root cause of CCD is still debated and may be due to a variety of issues rather than just a singular culprit. This dynamic relationship between insect, economics, and the dinner table fascinates Arena.

Her project, Symbiotic Crisis resulted from this query. Over the last 3 years, Arena has worked to complete over 100 graphite drawings on repurposed food tins. In accompaniment to the drawings, she began incorporating her drawing models (bees, plants, etc.…) housed within cloche, or bell jars. Bell jars are most commonly known for their use in the Victorian period to house taxidermy curiosities, but the cloche was also used in gardens to keep seedlings warm. Bell jars are protectors of living and dead objects. Ideas of creation and destruction are recurring themes in Arena’s work.


In search of ways to have a more cooperative relationship with bees, the Feed series evolved. More compositionally complex and drawn on repurposed platters, the subjects for this series are plants that are edible by both humans and bees. These drawings reference a more communal experience.

Terry Arena received her MA in Painting at California State University, Northridge in 2009. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA; The Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, and at El Camino College in Torrance. In addition, she has had three solo shows of her graphite still life renderings at Sinclair College, OH, Ventura College, CA, and Moorpark College, CA. Her work has also been included in various group exhibits such as Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawings at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, City and Self at Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles, and Chain Letter at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica. Arena currently lives and works in Ventura, CA.


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Follow the Texas Biennial Road Trip

Follow the Texas Biennial Road Trip

TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro is on the road! From now until July 26, Moody Castro will visit 24 cities across the state of Texas. This adventure is critical to the curatorial process in order to provide an in-depth understanding of the diverse regions, artists, and institutions that represent Texas.

Follow Leslie Moody Castro at she visits artist studios, Partner Organizations, and shares reflections and insights into what it takes to curate an exhibition of this magnitude.

Check for weekly updates at texasbiennial.org/roadtrip.html.


NEA Award

We're thrilled to announce that Big Medium has been awarded $20,000 to support the Texas Biennial through the National Endowment for the Arts! We're grateful to be 1 of 1,029 projects provided with this vital federal funding.

This award will bolster our efforts to produce exhibitions, public installations, panel discussions, artist talks, and a catalog publication representing the diverse scope of contemporary artistic practices from all regions in Texas.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!

CADD Presents 3rd THURSDAYS
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month at a CADD member gallery for Happy Hour!


Thursday, June 15, 5:30-7:00 pm

CADD'S THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR!

This month’s event will take place at Erin Cluley Gallery

Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication Street
Dallas Texas 75212
214 760 1155
www.erincluley.com

RSVP here


Familiarize yourself with the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas! Learn about our mission, scholarships, annual events, and other educational programs. Learn about each gallery's current and upcoming exhibitions, meet the gallery owners and their staff, meet the gallery artists, and other like-minded, art lovers in the DFW area.

CADD’s 3rd Thursdays are FREE & proudly sponsored by: Brooklyn Brewery & Arts+Culture Texas


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Location:Dallas

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition - Call for Entries

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: August 5th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm


Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, hosted by Mary Tomás Gallery. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.

For further information, please contact Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:Dallas

Monday, June 12, 2017

Call to Artists London


Call For Artists

Sweet ‘Art is a non-profit organization operating from a feminist perspective, which is dedicated to the promotion of visual artists through the delivery of regular site-specific exhibitions. On the 5-10 September 2017 Sweet ‘Art will be hosting their first art festival in partnership with Ugly Duck. Femfest will take place at OFF QUAY an 8,000 square foot creative space and one of Ugly Duck’s beautiful reclaimed venues, situated in the heart of East India Dock, London.

Sweet ‘Art are seeking artists identifying as any gender whose works are of any media including painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, print, photography, film and performance. We particularly welcome submissions from BAME artists and women of colour. All works must explore the theme of women, ‘femininity’ and ‘feminine’ identity. This can be an exploration of the female form, gender identity, feminist issues, social and political issues and constructs or personal accounts and perspectives. We are especially looking for works of art reflecting on the nature of the venue as reclaimed office space and exploring the theme of women reclaiming masculine dominated spaces, or women in the workplace.

Femfest will be a 5 day celebration including workshops, performance, film and much more! Sweet ‘Art are also be keen to hear from artists who may work in large installation or sculpture or who make interactive artworks as well as wall hung works, to create an immersive and exciting event.

Artworks will be installed by experienced curators. Invitations, press releases, promotion and opening receptions/events will be organized to the highest spec. along with the usual Sweet ‘Art freebies and surprises!

There is no fee to submit your work and those whose work is accepted will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of £55. You can read more about our fees and selection process on our website.

Works will need to be available between the 2nd – 12th September
Submissions Deadline: 23rd July at 6pm

For further information about Sweet ‘Art visit www.wearesweetart.com
For more information and images of OFF QUAY http://uglyduck.org.uk/hire/off-quay-2/

Submissions Process: To submit up to 6 art works please visit our submissions page and complete our online submissions form here http://www.wearesweetart.com/ - !opportunities/c141l


Art, Art, and more Art

Location:London

Thursday, June 1, 2017

TX★17 Road Trip and Partner Organizations

TX★17 Road Trip and Partner Organizations

As part of the 2017 Texas Biennial, Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro, will embark on a road trip throughout the state of Texas to visit our TX★17 Partner Organizations.


The Contemporary Austin's Moody Rooftop
Texas Biennial Potluck and Road Trip Kick-off

The road trip will officially kick off in Austin on Wednesday, June 7 with a Texas Biennial Potluck on The Contemporary Austin's Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center from 6-8pm. The Contemporary Austin is one of more than 70 arts organizations around the state of Texas who will welcome Leslie Moody Castro into their spaces as a part of the trip.

We invite you to greet Leslie Moody Castro as she embarks on her journey, commune with our city’s art community, and bring a dish to share!

TX★13 Gregory Ruppe, Bigfoot, 2012, High-definition video
The Road Trip

This summer TX★17 Curator and Artistic Director Leslie Moody Castro is going on the road. The road trip is a component of our Biennial that will be integral to the development of the curatorial process. This adventure is critical in understanding the diverse regions, artists, and institutions that represent Texas. Moody Castro will be looking at the state as a diverse place with a multitude of identities and cultures as well as a transitory, itinerant border zone within the United States.

TX★17 Partner Organizations will be crucial in making the road trip a success. This adventure is an opportunity to engage with the diverse community of artists spread across Texas and to meet the supporters of all our individual ecosystems that add to our collective identity.

For specific programming and events throughout the TX★17 Road Trip follow texasbiennial.org/roadtrip.html.


TX★17 Partner Organization Lawndale Art Center
Partner Organizations

The Texas Biennial is an ambitious program that is strengthened by the collaboration of our Partner Organizations and artist collectives across the state. Since 2011, when the Partner Organization program was established, organizations have scheduled special artist talks and lectures, designated works by Texas artists on display in their permanent collections, installed temporary exhibitions of work by one or more local artists, and highlighted exhibitions featuring contemporary Texas artists.
In our sixth edition, we are excited to partner with over 70 diverse, vibrant, and compelling organizations who are sharing knowledge about their places, communities, and cultures.

For a full list of the TX★17 Partner Organizations, visit texasbiennial.org/partorgs.html.


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CentralTrak hosts reception for two final MFA exhibitions

This Saturday, June 3rd from 8-10pm
Please join us at CentralTrak this Saturday, June 3rd from 8-10pm for a reception celebrating Jessie Bowers and Chun Yi (Ronald) Wu, two recent MFA graduates.


Jessie Bowers: Dis-Location

Dis-Location is a meta-gallery created by the artist by intertwining two unique gallery spaces into one show. A virtual gallery was digitally fabricated for the viewer to experience the show in their mind, while the physical gallery space was incorporated as a way to experience the other part in person.



Chun Yi (Ronald) Wu: Zodiac of Virtual and Real

This show features 12 Zodiac constellation Pepakura sculptures and wall reliefs representing each sign of the Zodiac. The characters are a combination of mythology, fantasy, and the oral storytelling tradition. Throughout his MFA, Wu used 3D modeling programs to create conceptual sculptures with the Digital Fabrication process in mind.

Wu will have his main installation in the main lobby of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building on campus and a part in CentralTrak's gallery.


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Location:Dallas

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition Call for Entries

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Call for Entries

Hosted by
Mary Tomás Gallery
1110 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
(214) 727-5101


Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration.


ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Friday, July 7th.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.

1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (callforentry.org)
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 5 MB maximum
3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.

***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.

For further information, please contact
Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.


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Location:Dallas

Monday, May 22, 2017

Art of Home loans

For the last two years, Nationstar Mortgage in Dallas, Texas has been providing a platform for local and international artists to create giant installations within their headquarters. After visiting Facebook in California, they were inspired to allow artists to bring a new energy to their corporate space. Curator Lesli Marshall has collaborated with over 50 artists and has filled the walls with over 120+ art installations. Check out www.artofhomeloans.com and follow the artists and their works with Lesli's company Articulation Art.



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Location:Dallas

Artist Talk and Closing Reception For Posting


Her:Here – Closing Reception & Artist Talk
June 2nd 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Artists Katie Hovencamp & Emily Nelms Perez will be in conversation with ISC’s Executive Director, Johannah Hutchison at Mana Contemporary on June 2nd at 3:00 pm. They will discuss their process & purpose as sculptors and their time as an ISC resident in their BSMT studios.

Come help us close out Her:Here in our office space, studio #547,
on the 5th floor at Mana Contemporary.

Reception is free and open to the public.

RSVP before it’s too late! http://international-sculpture-center.Her-Here-artists-talk-with-Johannah-Hutchison.sgizmo.com/s3/



Website: http://www.sculpture.org/residency/mana-update.shtml

Organizer: International Sculpture Center – Events

Phone: 609-689-1051 ext. 302

Email: events@sculpture.org

Website: www.sculpture.org


Venue Mana Contemporary Studio 547
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States

Phone: 201.604.2702

Website: http://manacontemporary.com


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Location:New Jersey

Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles | Brainworks Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8pm

Dates: June 3rd – 24th



Brainworks Gallery

5364 W. Pico Bl.

Los Angeles, Ca 90019

http://www.brainworksgallery.com/



Featured artists: Rochelle Botello, Adah Glenn, Christopher Kuhn, Katya Marshall, Megan St Clair and Stacy Wendt.



Curated by Erin Adams and Doraelia Ruiz



(Los Angeles May 2017) -Brainworks Gallery has brought together six Los Angeles artists whose work depicts our city with all the vibrancy Angelenos know and love. “Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles” is a showcase of paintings, collage and sculpture that use brilliant color and abstracted form to excite the senses and invites the viewer to notice the beauty and complexity of LA. Opening June 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, the show runs to June 24th.



Rochelle Botello creates sculpture that uses bright color combinations and patterns in unexpected ways to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.



Christopher Kuhn creates graphic puzzles of gestural marks that demand the viewer reassess their perception.



Adah Green is a multi-disciplinary native of Los Angeles who addresses themes of race, sex, gender, and classism through graphics, animation, comics, painting, toys, books, fashion, music and of course street art.



Katya Marshall combs the streets of Los Angeles for its trove of signage and printed ephemera, these little paper scraps that are a significant part of LA’s material and cultural landscape inspire her work.



Megan St Clair thinks of her artwork as poetic and scientific gestures that offer an opportunity for her to reflect on her personal narrative of emotional vulnerability.



Stacy Wendt creates chaotic yet structured work with intense colors and clashing modes that are greatly informed by the energy and atmosphere of the Los Angeles landscape.







Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invited lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a distinct point of view. As an artist run gallery Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.


Location:Los Angeles

Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles | Brainworks Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8pm

Dates: June 3rd – 24th



Brainworks Gallery

5364 W. Pico Bl.

Los Angeles, Ca 90019

http://www.brainworksgallery.com/



Featured artists: Rochelle Botello, Adah Glenn, Christopher Kuhn, Katya Marshall, Megan St Clair and Stacy Wendt.



Curated by Erin Adams and Doraelia Ruiz



(Los Angeles May 2017) -Brainworks Gallery has brought together six Los Angeles artists whose work depicts our city with all the vibrancy Angelenos know and love. “Buzz, Pop, Color, Los Angeles” is a showcase of paintings, collage and sculpture that use brilliant color and abstracted form to excite the senses and invites the viewer to notice the beauty and complexity of LA. Opening June 3rd with a reception from 5-8pm, the show runs to June 24th.



Rochelle Botello creates sculpture that uses bright color combinations and patterns in unexpected ways to explore the complex and contradictory nature of everyday life.



Christopher Kuhn creates graphic puzzles of gestural marks that demand the viewer reassess their perception.



Adah Green is a multi-disciplinary native of Los Angeles who addresses themes of race, sex, gender, and classism through graphics, animation, comics, painting, toys, books, fashion, music and of course street art.



Katya Marshall combs the streets of Los Angeles for its trove of signage and printed ephemera, these little paper scraps that are a significant part of LA’s material and cultural landscape inspire her work.



Megan St Clair thinks of her artwork as poetic and scientific gestures that offer an opportunity for her to reflect on her personal narrative of emotional vulnerability.



Stacy Wendt creates chaotic yet structured work with intense colors and clashing modes that are greatly informed by the energy and atmosphere of the Los Angeles landscape.







Brainworks Gallery is LA’s newest artist run gallery on Mid City’s vibrant West Pico Boulevard. In this diverse neighborhood, Brainworks Gallery will be a showcase for emerging artists, conversation and a truly independent perspective on the artistic voice in today’s world. Erin Adams invited lively dialogue between artists and the city about what it means to have a distinct point of view. As an artist run gallery Brainworks Gallery intends to function as a place to meet new voices that are curated but unconstrained by market forces.




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Location:Los Angeles

Material Identity | Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood

Artist-in-Residence May 1st to June 3th

Closing Reception: June 3rd 3-6pm

Workshop: May 20th 130-3pm



Shoebox Projects

660 South Avenue 21 #3

Los Angeles, California 90031

www.shoeboxprojects.com



Shoebox Projects is pleased to announce its sixth artist-in-residents: the collaborative team of Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood. They are working in the experimental art space in the Brewery Arts Complex as of May 1st with a reception of work completed during the residency to be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 3-7pm.



Have you ever found yourself wondering about the gender of the artist upon seeing an artwork? Have you ever found an artwork that you very strongly identified with only to be surprised by the gender of the artist who created it?



Material Identity: Making Art on the Gender Continuum seeks to gain insight into how art is experienced in a society which still clings to gender biases and how it impacts what it means to be a female artist navigating and creating in the contemporary art scene.



In March, the artists began seeking feedback via an online questionnaire, which asked contributors to indicate their initial gender specific associations in regards to a variety of art making choices. This was in order to expose and examine internalized biases—and the stereotypes that are perpetuated through their maintenance. Examples were provided in each of the following categories: color, texture, scale, speed, technique, and genre, and contributors were provided the following five options to express their perceived gender bias:



Mostly Feminine Associations

Some Feminine Associations

Neutral Associations

Some Masculine Associations

Mostly Masculine Associations



Since then, they have received over 100 responses. Using this data, and the materials they have begun to collect and create, the artists will be creating an installation at Shoebox Projects during the month of May. While the survey is by no means comprehensive or scientific, it was fantastic way to begin thinking about preconceived notions we hold about art, who is making it, and how it is created. There are many aspects of the data which the artists plan to address in the piece—one of the most interesting of which is the demographic of the respondents. Those individuals who self-selected to respond to the survey, were predominantly themselves highly educated individuals involved in the arts who identified as either women or nonbinary—giving them a shared background with the artists themselves. Highlighting that perhaps that is the crux of the interest and contemplation of these matters, is a thwarted desire to be able to see oneself in the art that is seen and shown in the art world at large.



The artists will conduct a workshop on Saturday, May 20th, 130pm to 3pm, where they will begin with the survey itself—asking attendees to take and examine their own internalized biases. From there they will discuss their inquiries, findings, and open up to a wider discussion of gender in the art world before shifting to how to interpret this in the construction of an actual piece of art. The in progress installation will be examined, and participants will also be provided with materials to create their own pieces centered around the conversation.



How will three female artists create a collaborative installation which addresses the nature of gender bias using the language of the artmaking process? Where will they adhere to societal expectations, and how will they subvert them? Visit Shoebox Projects in May and find out!



Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood met while working on their BFAs in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach. While working their way through the Drawing and Painting BFA program, they fostered each other’s development as young artists. Since completing their degrees they have remained a strong support system for one another while moving to new cities, developing new bodies of work, and keeping their studio practices as regular as adult life could allow. Katie and Stephanie began collaborating on installation work with their first piece “Unrequited” in March of 2015 and since then have collaborated on several large scale installations as well as a collection of wearable art objects entitled “Meat Market”. Although the artists have very different methods of creating artwork - color, form and drawing have always remained significant their practices.



Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work


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Location:California

exhibition tip: japanese media artists first solo exhibition in nyc

would like to share with you an exhibition that might be worthwhile to post on ArtHash. Exonemo, a Japanese media arts duo with roots in 1990s internet art is showing a series of works at HPGRP gallery in New York until June 10th. More information can be found here: http://hpgrpgallery.com/


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Chris Romero
Curator | www.romerochris.com


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Location:New York

Dani Dodge | Personal Territories

Residency from: June 17 - August 5, 2017
Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location: MOAH:CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Ave., Lancaster, California

Hours: 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Cost: Free

Additional events: The exhibition will include four events—July 1, 8, 15, and 22—outside of the museum walls to engage the community in a dialogue about the personal territory we all tread.

When we are young, we want nothing more than to get away from home. As we age, some of us want nothing more than to be home. Dani Dodge’s installation maps her own history of home and encourages visitors to consider their own tales of personal territory.

Opening June 17 at MOAH:CEDAR, “Personal Territories” is a room-sized interactive installation that incorporates video and sculpture while allowing members of the public to contemplate their own memories of home.

Dodge is known for crafting evocative interactive works that reflect ideas of home, formation of identity, and the secrets we hide in public and private spaces. She explores how many layers of transparency are required before opacity occurs.

To create the work, the artist, who grew up in California, relearned the art of sewing, something she abandoned after doing poorly in home economics at age 14. She re-creates her childhood bed in clear vinyl and shades of translucent fabric, hanging it from the museum ceiling. Each piece is a striation in her journey. Threads dangle from the seams.

A time-lapse video, reminiscent of Dodge’s childhood territory, projects onto and through the objects. It is at once visible and obscured as it plays upon the surfaces.

The installation allows the public to wander through this ephemeral representation of Dodge’s personal history, rendered in dreamlike colors and textures that at once conceal and reveal the details of her youth.

Sculptures made from the skins of mattresses dot the room. Visitors are invited to share their own childhood memories and ideas of home on wood blocks—one of the most solid items within the room—and hide them in shoeboxes under the bed.

Inspired by her personal history as a war correspondent, political journalist, and a young single mother who at one point lived in a car with two infants, the artist’s sculptures and installations reveal a range of powerful themes, including identity, memory, the fragility of home, and the nature of truth. At the same time, Dodge’s installation seduces viewers with its delicate monumentality and subtle but perilous beauty.

While no less contemplative, her “Personal Territories” public performances will be a celebration of community and home. At locations throughout Lancaster, she invites the public to share their own truths with her and others. The paper airplanes, drawings, and stories that result from the encounters will be on view at MOAH:CEDAR.



Personal Territories: Events

Interactive art with Dani Dodge

Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark

Horizons Beyond the Homefront

Participants fold paper planes, write where they want to go on them and toss them into the “horizon.”



Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Prime Desert Woodlands

The Earth Is My Home

Participants fill in a 4-foot-tall image of the Earth with their thoughts and drawings of what the planet means to them.



Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Los Angeles County Library – Lancaster

The Setting for my Story Is Home

We all have a story to tell. Participants tell the artist a short story about their home, wherever or whatever it is. The artist creates a title for the story and types it on a vintage library reference card that the participant then files into a library card file.



Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Western Hotel Museum

Home as Heritage



Visitors to the museum think about their own heritage. They share the name of a relative who was a foundation of their family and a short story about that person. The artist types the story in no more than three sentences on parchment paper that becomes a “book.”



Bio: Dani Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work is included in three museum collections and has been shown across the U.S. and internationally. In 2016, Americans for the Arts named Dodge’s interactive installation/performance “CONFESS” one of the outstanding public art projects of the previous year.

She is a former newspaper reporter who was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing congressional corruption in 2006. She was embedded with the Marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She left journalism in 2008 to focus on art.



Websites: DaniDodge.com & lancastermoah.org

Events on Facebook: Personal Territories & CEDARFEST


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Location:California

Call for Artists Call for Artists

We are dedicated to exhibiting diverse art in 19 different disciplines and invite talented artists from across the country to submit an application.

A jury will select only 300 artists to showcase their art at our fall outdoor festival under the iconic Houston skyline. The panel of jurors consists of artists, collectors and industry professionals.

Cash Prizes are awarded for “Best in Show”, second and third, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement.

To apply, submit five images and an application fee of $40.
Deadline to apply: May 29
Jury process: May 30 – June 5
Artists will be notified by: Jun

Apply Here




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Location:Houston

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Call for entries art of peace

Call for Entries Open for 2017 Art of Peace – Tyler Visual Art Exhibit

(TYLER, TX) - Entries now are being accepted for the Building Bridges Visual Art Exhibit as part of the Art of Peace – Tyler celebration, a citywide commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.
“Art of Peace – Tyler is happy to once again to partner with the Tyler Museum of Art to invite regional artists to offer their creative responses to the idea of peace and to our 2017 theme, Building Bridges,” said Anne McCrady, co-founder and co-director of the peace event.
The visual art show will be presented as a juried exhibit in the museum’s education classroom Sept. 17-24, at the Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. The exhibit will be open to the public and admission is free.
The jury for selection will consist of members of the Art of Peace - Tyler committee and TMA representatives. The jury has the option to select up to two works per artist for inclusion in the show. Past exhibits have included the work of artists from Austin, Dallas, Lubbock and the East Texas area.
“We are privileged that the Art of Peace - Tyler committee once again has asked us to be the host venue for this exhibition,” TMA Executive Director Chris Leahy said. “The work we have seen over the past four years of our partnership has grown increasingly more dynamic and accomplished, and we are proud to have the opportunity to participate in such a great community event.”
Entry deadline for the visual art show is July 31. For more information about Art of Peace – Tyler events, visit www.tylerpeace.com. For questions about the art exhibition, e-mail artofpeaceart@gmail.com or call Mrs. McCrady at (903) 658-5645.


SUBMISSIONS
• Artists must be older than 18 and reside in Texas
• Entry deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017. Entries received, whether by mail or e-mail, after midnight July 31 will not be accepted
• Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography/digital media, sculpture, mixed media and fine craft (wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass)
• Artwork should relate to the 2017 theme, Building Bridges, as a metaphor for creating connections as an essential part of peace work
• Artwork must be able to fit through a regular-sized doorway
• Works chosen must be finished, dry and ready to exhibit
• Each artist may submit two pieces of art. Artists’ submission must consist of:
o Three high-quality digital JPEG images of each proposed work, each clearly labeled: Artist Last Name-Title-View. If mailed CD is to be returned, artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
o A description of each work that includes title, media, size and description
o Artist CV or résumé with contact information including Website, e-mail, phone
and mailing address
• Artists should e-mail digital images, descriptions of work, CV and artist information to artofpeaceart@gmail.com or mail a CD with information packet to: Art of Peace – Tyler Exhibit Committee, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
ARTWORK IMAGES
“Since jury selection uses images of the artwork, artists should send high-quality images that represent their pieces as accurately and professionally as possible,” Mrs. McCrady said. Artists must submit images as JPEG files. Art of Peace - Tyler reserves the right to reproduce artwork images of accepted entries for promotion of the exhibition in the media.
The TMA does not allow art sales on the premises. However, given artist permission, guests will be provided with names of artists and selected contact information, she said. Visitors who wish to purchase artwork may contact the artist directly regarding a sale after the close of the show.


INSURANCE
The TMA will insure exhibited works from the time of their safe arrival at the Museum until they are returned to the artist, for the insurance values indicated on the entry form. Insurance values will correspond with the demonstrable fair market value of the work. Details of the insurance coverage are addressed in the final loan agreement for selected works. Submission of an entry to the exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in the competition.
EXHIBITION CALENDAR
• Saturday, May 1 — Entries open
• Monday, July 31 — Entry deadline (must be received by midnight)
• Thursday, August 31 — Artist notification of jury’s selections
• Tuesday, Sept. 12 & Wednesday, Sept. 13 — Receipt of artwork for show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17 — Exhibition opens to the public
• Monday, Sept. 18 — Museum closed
• Sunday, Sept. 24 — Artist reception, 4 p.m.; program, 4:30 p.m.; artwork pickup, 6 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 26 — Final day to pick up artwork, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
• Sept. 15 - 24 — 2017 Art of Peace Tyler events


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Location:Tyler

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gallery Korea Korean Cultural Center of New York

Call for Artists 2017 Exhibition
“In/visible: Things to be Discussed”
presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York

May 24th - July 13th, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center New York

Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York, a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, is pleased to present In/visible: Things to be Discussed, on view from May 24th to July 13th, 2017. The opening reception is on Wednesday, May 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm.



This group exhibition is curated by ‘haewooso,’ a group of three emerging curators based in Seoul and New York: Edie Yonwoo Kim, Hae Lin Park, and So-Ok Park. The exhibition brings together six emerging artists; Byeong Gi Baek, Caiti Borruso, Daniel Goldfarb, Hyejin Jo, Alex Strada, and Seok-Il You.

The contemporary world we live in today overflows with information and images. People have grown accustomed to making judgments only from what they see on the surface. In/visible encourages the audience to perceive things that have been unconfronted, things that people may have missed out in their lives.

Byeong Gi Baek’s installation reflects a recent tragedy in Korea through the image of a whale; Caiti Borruso uses photographs to mirror the psychological distance in her relationship with her hometown as well as her personal trauma; Daniel Goldfarb’s video evokes the concept of excluded beings in society through a character named BLOCH; Hyejin Jo’s installation takes issue with the ironic nature of tropical plants that are now prevalent in Korean society where the climate is not ideal for such plant life; Alex Strada’s photographs of miniatures of world-famous landmarks reveals hidden power relationships in the history of the world; Seok-Il You examines the unique nature of youth communities by observing the behaviors of young Koreans during a period of policy change.
This exhibition provides an opportunity for fresh perspectives, opening our eyes to the overlooked and observing the “invisibles” from the “visibles,” thus to set the stage for what needs to be discussed.

Please click here for more information on the artists and the exhibition.
https://www.koreanculture.org/gallery-korea/2017/5/1/invisible-things-to-be-discussed-group-exhibition

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Location:New York

Steve Seleska | Uncharted Territory

Exhibition: June 3 - June 30

Reception: Saturday, June 17, 3-6 pm

Open Studios Art Tour:

Saturday, June 3 + 4, 11 am-5 pm



ARK Gallery

2599 Fair Oaks Ave.

Altadena, CA 91001

ark-arts.com

steveseleska.com



Opening at ARK Gallery June 3rd, artist Steve Seleska presents his first solo exhibition “Uncharted Territory.” As a study of microscopic environments and fantasy landscapes, Seleska’s work prompts the viewer to consider what is happening in the world on a molecular level that affects our existence. Indicative of the national climate that produced March for Science rallies in 600+ cities worldwide, “Uncharted Territory” speaks to the unprecedented rallying cry to protect present facts, what we can discover as truths, and the lifespans of our natural landscapes.



As we swiftly enter an era that prioritizes commerce over our collective natural health, Seleska explores how fragile eco-systems fail if they are not taken care of. “Uncharted Territory” creates an elusive environment that sits between what can and cannot exist. Blending abstract and natural representation to shift a sense of place.



The dismantlement of National Parks and the abandonment of climate change science coerces our view of the natural world and work that engages it. The original intention of work representative of nature transforms and becomes inherently political.



Drawing from quantum theories and the cosmos down to molecular levels, Seleska’s work reveals the colors, patterns, and palpable textures that can exist, yet are not fully familiar. Created with the mark of fearlessness, his layering reveals how materials and process can be utilized to experiment with priority and dimensionality.



‘Uncharted Territories’ will be a part of the Open Studios Art Tour organized by Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena on June 3rd and 4th, 2017.



About Steve Seleska

Steve Seleska is a self-taught painter living and working in Frogtown Los Angeles. He has been exhibiting locally since 2009, recently showing at Walter Maciel Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, Artshare LA, San Diego Art Institute, San Francisco Arts Commission, Prohibition Gallery, South Bay Contemporary, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825.



About ARK Gallery

ARK Gallery is an alternative, artist-run space in Altadena, CA. Ark has work studios, a stage and a gallery/exhibition space. Exhibitions and concerts are curated by Kira Vollman. As a part of the larger Altadena and Pasadena art community, ARK Gallery contributes to the area’s growing rich heritage of cultural appreciation.


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Location:Altadena California

Thursday, May 4, 2017

CentralTrak presents: The Neighbor's Weeds


Please join us for the opening reception of The Neighbor's Weeds, a group exhibition considering our current social and political state with subtlety and humor -- a glance across the fence.

Participating artists: Xtine Burrough, Ariel R Comstock, Frank Dufour, Francis Eyth, Nathan Grande, Clayton Harper, Paiva Homsi, Ritwik Kaikini, Ferreira, Jessica Paige Shipley, and Dean Terry.
Curated by Dr. Frank Dufour.

Exhibition will run May 6th through May 27th in our CentralTrak gallery and hallway.



"The Neighbor's Weeds" image courtesy of B.K.S.

CentralTrak is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of the contemporary arts by building on the forward-thinking academic resources of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

800 Exposition Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
Gallery hours: Saturdays Noon - 5pm or by appointment
(214) 824-9302
centraltrak@gmail.com


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Location:Dallas Texas

Catherine Ruane | Dance Me to the Edge Museum of Art and History

On view May 13-July 30, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, May 13, 4-6 pm

www.catherineruane.com



Museum of Art and History (MOAH)

665 W. Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
www.lancastermoah.org





After over 1000 hours, artist Catherine Ruane completed an ambitious, large scale drawing for the upcoming exhibition “Made in Mojave” opening at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Saturday May 13. The drawing focuses on thriving plants found at the edge of the world and tells the story of the relationship between a Joshua Tree blossom and a tiny moth.



“Made in Mojave” is the inaugural exhibition for The Mojave Project, a multiyear project exploring the physical, geographical and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert. Ruane’s work focuses on the intricate complexity of nature as a reflection of our own human experience. She recognizes that overarching constructs, such as time, bind us together. Like the blossom and the moth, we share a space in time.



This ambitious large scale work consists of 12 individual round drawings 12” in diameter that surround a large scale 50” drawing. The central drawing features a Joshua Tree which represents “a metaphor for our own survival” as well as the delicate balance of cooperation and time to bring on new life. This theme of cooperation and a natural balance is further reinforced by Ruane who has laid out the 12” roundel drawings around the center like a clock. For this work, she emphasizes time as part of the process. Ruane notes that her drawings were created over 1000 hours in her studio studying and meticulously capturing the details of the blossom and moth. Like her subject of study, she has found simplicity in her process using the basics of drawing coupled with time.



Ruane has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe most recently showing at the Startup Art Fair in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Beyond Baroque, and Phantom Gallery. Her work is included in several collections including the University of AZ Art Museum.


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Location:Lancaster California

Friday, April 28, 2017

Linda Sue Price | Enlightened Systems Los Angeles Tag Gallery

Exhibition: May 16 - June 10
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 3rd, 3 pm

TAG Gallery
5458 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
taggallery.net
lindasueprice.com

On May 16th, TAG Gallery will premiere its new location in Miracle Mile with neon artist Linda Sue Price’s solo exhibition “Enlightened Systems.” Price’s show is a reaction to the escalating prevalence of Alt-facts in American and Western culture as a systematized effort to delegitimize truth, and ultimately respect.

Re-claiming vocabulary has been a method for activists to demand respect by creating their own boundaries and place in the world. Intentioned systems with a PR team invert such methods and create confusion. We can see the confusion caused by the inversion of Fake News to represent the delivery of information by mass media.

Price explores this inversion by focusing on weeds and the chemicals that keep them at bay. By using healing plants that can revive, she searches for potential balance and invokes the indigenous Great Plains medicine man, Black Elk’s, quote, “All things are our relatives.” To come to civility by abandoning humanity as a measurement for life.

Price is known for injecting her personal reflections to stimulate emotion and to manipulate how neon is perceived as a medium. All of the work in “Enlightened Systems” will be exhibited entirely on one wall to create a visible system of respect that will confront the viewer.

Linda Sue Price is also currently showing in the group exhibition, “Personal Narrative”, at Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica and will be included in “Fresh 2017” at South Bay Contemporary’s SOLA Gallery in July.


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Location:Los Angeles

Thursday, April 27, 2017

WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND Stories from Estate Sales PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORM DIAMOND May 20th


Estate sales have become a common way for people to dispose of their parents' possessions after they die or move to assisted living. Over the course of a year, Norm Diamond visited countless estate sales in Dallas, Texas, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on American cultural history. The resulting images are gathered in Diamond's first monograph: What is Left Behind -- Stories from Estate Sales (Daylight Books, May 16, 2017).

The articles Diamond came upon defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. They take on a life of their own, both in the images and in the idea they will now move on to new owners.

Diamond photographed items at the sales, and also bought objects that he took back to his home studio. There he used different lighting and backgrounds to alter or emphasize his interpretation of them. As his spending limit was $25 per purchase, he looked primarily at middle-class or working-class homes that reminded him of his Mid-Western upbringing. It was in these homes that he found the most intriguing things to photograph.


Wedding Night Negligee; Stetsons and Old Spice

In his introduction, Diamond describes how his previous 35-year career as an interventional radiologist helped him choose the items to photograph for this book. As a physician, Diamond would spend hours sifting through hundreds of computer images of each patient's anatomy in search of a few pictures showing abnormalities that, when discovered, could lead to life-saving treatments. This search technique, requiring quick yes/no decisions, aided him with the daunting task of singling out a few interesting items at each estate sale from hundreds of banal articles.


LBJ with Fishhooks; China Painting Palette

Some of the objects evoke Dallas, but it is also the Dallas of 1960, 1972, 1986, each home representing a time capsule. Objects include a plate featuring the face of President Lyndon Johnson with fishhooks on it, an old copy of the
Dallas Morning News with the headline "Thousands Pay Homage to Martyred President," referencing the assassination of JFK, and a closet shelf stacked with Stetson cowboy hats.

At the back of the book, Diamond provides some fascinating, sometimes humorous Endnotes on select images. Among them is one for the Playboy Collection pictured below. He writes: "The man running the sale asked $750 for the entire collection and refused to sell individual copies. That the magazines were spread out on the hearth was not lost on me."


Playboy Collection; Marilyn Puzzle

In her essay, Kat Kiernan writes: "The complexity of a person's life cannot be truly understood from their possessions alone, and Diamond makes no claims to such an understanding. Instead, he gravitates to scenes of sadness, humor, banality and absurdity to present broader ideas of what it means to be human. These unusual scenes, punctuated by price tags, signs, and awkward displays, remind us that when a life comes to an end, it does so with loose ends left untidy."


Everything Must Go; Off Limits

Related Programming:

An accompanying exhibition featuring images from What Is Left Behind will open at the Afterimage Gallery (2613B Fairmount Street, Dallas Texas, 75201) on May 20 and remain on view through Wednesday, July 12. There will be an opening reception and book signing with Norm Diamond on Saturday, May 20 from 7:30-9:30PM. For more information, go to: www.afterimagegallery.com.

Norm Diamond's photographs from What Is Left Behind - Stories from Estate Sales
have been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. Based on this series, he was named a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Photolucida Critical Mass competitions. Work from his previous projects have been exhibited in juried group shows including A. Smith Gallery, TX, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO, as well as several online galleries. His work has been featured on several blogs: Lenscratch, Elizabeth Avedon, aCurator, Slate.com, and PDN Photo of the Day. Diamond is now a fulltime fine art photographer after a career in interventional radiology. He has studied with Debbie Fleming Caffery, Sean Kernan, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Aline Smithson and has been mentored by Cig Harvey. In addition to his teachers, he attributes much of his success in photography to his experiences as a physician. For more information, go to: http://normdiamondphoto.com.

Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication. As the former owner and director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida's Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography at various institutions. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Kiernan resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

All photographs in this press release are copyright 2016 © Norm Diamond.
To view the book PDF, go here.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine art, Daylight's uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. For more information, visit www.daylightbooks.org.

BOOK DETAILS:
Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781942084372
128 pages, 10 x 10 inches
66 color photographs; $45.00 US

DAYLIGHT MEDIA CONTACT:
Andrea Smith
andreasmith202@gmail.com
+ 1 646-220-5950




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Location:Dallas

Dallas Medianale Weekend at TheMAC@GreenZone

The MAC@Green Zone (161 Riveredge Dr. in the Design District) is pleased to be one of the hosts of the Dallas Medianale, a biennial exhibition presented by Dallas Video Association, featuring installations, performances, and screenings of experimental media at several venues across Dallas. The second installment of the acclaimed biennial provides a diverse selection of international and regional artists, presented through a weekend of events Thursday, April 27-Sunday, April 30 and a month-long exhibition and public art installation at The MAC@Green Zone Friday, April 28-Saturday, May 27.

This year's Dallas Medianale programming at The MAC includes audio-visual performances by Kristin Reeves, Limited Hangout, Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) on Fri, Apr 28, 7-11; the opening of exhibitions by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, Sean Miller, and Ian Haig, Sat, Apr 29, 7-11; and Dallas Ambient Music Nights on Sun, Apr 30, 9-11. La Fountain's Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise), Miller's Machine Biology 2017, and Haig's The Video Hole and Fleshify The World will be on view by appoinment through May 20.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain's work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a 16mm film project made as part of LaFountain's previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts - Giizis Mooka'am: Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka'am: Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) - and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the artist's current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe-the ghost world and the world of the living.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico. LaFountain's work investigates her mixed Jewish and Turtle Mountain Chippewa heritage, Feminism, ceremony, history, tradition, and photographic media in the contemporary world. Her films have shown in festivals and venues across the country and abroad, including Ga ni tha on the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in Toronto, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York. LaFountain's photography has shown extensively and has won numerous awards, including the Ebner Trophy for International Excellence in Photography, and, in 2010 she was the first photographer to win the Santa Fe Indian Market Best of Classification award. Her first solo museum exhibit was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in the fall of 2015. LaFountain is a co-op member at the Echo Park Film Center, where she teaches 16mm film classes and curates screenings. She holds a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Experimental Film, Photography, and Native American Studies. In the spring of 2014 she received a dual MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Photography/Media and Film/Video. She currently manages the film school equipment facilities and is teaching alternative photographic processes at CalArts.

Also on display is public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, an application created by artist Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic, microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.

Sean Miller is an artist working with video, sculpture, installation, live media, performance, and sound art. His work is a synthesis of media, which explores embodiment, dynamical systems, and synesthetic relationships. He is currently teaching New Media and Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, where he received his Masters of Fine Arts in 2014.

Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig's practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror, the defamiliarisation of the human body and cartoon abjection.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide; The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Artec Biennale - Nagoya, Japan; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Art Museum of China, Beijing; Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, Germany. In addition his video work has screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and in 2013 he curated the video art show Unco at The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles.

Performance artists:
Kristin Reeves has shown her interdisciplinary work internationally in museums, galleries, theaters, art events, and festivals such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), and was included in the 26th European Media Art Festival's Best of the Festival program (Osnabrück). She has also collaborated in over 20 multimedia performances including the Tony Fitzpatrick American Trilogy and its epilogue, The Midnight City, at the Steppenwolf Garage Theater. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Photo/Video/Intermedia Art at Ball State University where she can be found laser cutting 16mm film and managing her always-expanding projector collection. She earned her BFA in Fine Art Photography from Ball State University (2001) and her MFA in Art & Technology from the University of Florida (2012).

Limited Hangout is a collaborative new media project by artists Kyle Evans and Lucas Dimick from Austin, TX. The project explores narrative approaches to experimental electronic music and real-time video performance through animation, noise, and glitch aesthetics. Evans' extensive background in experimental electronic music and new media art practice fuses with Dimick's distinct animation and story telling method resulting in an expressive live performance employing original animated projections, lighting design, textural sound, and voice-over narration. Through this aesthetic, the duo explores concepts ranging from modern western militarization to planed obsolescence and technological waste.

Karine Fleurima (Wikkid_Beat) is a multi-disciplinary Avant-Performance artist. She utilizes electro music, vocalizations, movement, video and interactive media to create distinctive immersive environments. Fleurima investigates themes of cultural displacement and social ambiguity while incorporating elements of cultural cannibalism, Futurism and spiritual exploration. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Structures & Techniques & Interactive Media from the CUNY BA program at Brooklyn College.

Dallas Ambient Music Nights is a monthly showcase of ambient and experimental electronic music founded and curated by Cody McPhail in January 2015. In the last two+ years, DAMN has been an important outlet for the increasingly vibrant experimental music community in Dallas and has notably paired its group of regular video artists with musicians to create an immersive space for contemplation and communal experience. This will be the 24th installment in the showcase.



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Location:Dallas