Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Click here for event details posted on Facebook.
My entry is called "Peaceful Being" and his special power is "Can quiet mind at will":
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Congratulations, also, to Maggie for an absolutely stunning MFA exhibition! I overheard a great deal of very positive response from visitors as I made my own way through the work. And already some great coverage on Bmore Arts!
For this week, we will be getting started with the visiting artists agenda for the semester. Paul Jeanes will be our first visitor. As you all know, we did signups last week. (Chip, I've added you to the schedule.) What follows are the results of that; make note, and feel free to discuss with eachother if you'd like to swap. Crits should last about 20min, and everyone gets two.
February 25 - Paul Jeanes
Crits: Criselle, RuSean, Liz, Jae Yeon, Steven
March 4 - Alexa Brooks
Crits: Marie, Maggie, Juan, Adam, Mike
March 11 - Rene Trevino
Crits: Steven, Jae Yeon, Mike, Michelle, Amy, Maggie
April 8 - Tanya Ziniewicz
Crits: Adam, Juan, Marie, Rob, Amy, Chip
April 15 - Dane Nester
Crits: Criselle, Liz, Rob, RuSean, Michelle, Chip
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Mike Kelley, "Educational Complex,"
Open Enrollment, the newest weekly column on the Art21 Blog,chronicles the experience of graduate school via the perspective of current students. As MA and MFA degrees become ever more the norm for the professional training of artists, educators, and administrators alike,Open Enrollment functions as a time-sensitive journal, offering readers a birds-eye-view of the challenges, rewards, puzzles, and ontological questioning that a graduate education engenders.
Each semester, a selective and diverse group of students (6 max) from accredited graduate programs, as well as students studying at non-traditional institutions (temporary schools, artist’s educational projects, intensive residency programs, etc.), will take up residence on the Art21 Blog. The roster of contributors will grow over time, providing a cross-section of international venues and pedagogical approaches. While chronicling one’s own practice is encouraged in the context of larger concerns, this column is not a forum or vehicle for narrowly promoting one’s own work. It is intended to portray, through both personal examples and larger inquiries about the pursuit of higher education, the diversity of studio and critical academic experiences in art school today.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Deadline: received by midnight, March 1, 2010.
Hood College is seeking applications for solo/two-person/group exhibitions during the 2011-2012 seasons. It is preferred that the artist(s) be present at the gallery for
installation/de-installation, and required for the reception. At this time, the gallery is not equipped for new media/technology/performance based work. Most other media welcome.
Hood College will accept proposals for exhibitions from curators. Please provide images with a detailed proposal, as well as a bio/resume from the curator(s) and each of the artists.
Please send bio, resume, 20 images of recent work on CD (jpg, 300dpi,
6x9inches) and image list to:
Hood College: Tatem Arts Center
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
No entry fee.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
15 Things an Artist Should Never Say.
Being a successful artist takes hard work, patience and good networking skills. It is not enough to simply have talent. Your success will magnified by your ability to socialize, reach business goals, and manage projects. Does that sound a little overwhelming? Here are some tips that you can take one at a time. Let’s start with what an artist should never say…
#15 “I can’t do that”
Say a friend wants to commission you. They propose a work of art that is not your typical style or medium. The last thing you want to do is to flat out refuse them. You have some options:
• Learn what ever skill you lack to do the piece. • Take the opportunity to educate them about your work to see if they might want something closer to what you do (but don’t be dogmatic). • Hire someone to fabricate what ever it is that you can’t. • Propose another work of art that will give them what you both want.
#14 Never say yes to a hard deadline on the spot.
Whether it is a commission or a gallery show, a commitment is to be taken seriously. The gallery or collector will be planning around the finished work. The last thing you want to do is inconvenience them. Before setting a hard deadline, make sure you have enough time to complete the project.
#13 “I can’t afford to make art”
Artists over centuries have always found a way to make art…for nothing. Think of the cave painters, their art did not cost money. Yes, some art costs money to make, but it does not have to. You may even have things lying around your house with which you can make your next masterpiece.
#12 “I didn’t go to ‘X’ school, so I’ll never make it as an artist.”
Now that is just a cop out! If your work is good enough, it will find its way. A good art school is worth it but not everyone that went to Yale is making millions from their art.
#11 “Never Be Silent…”
…when you should be promoting your work. Simply open your mouth. Invite the curator you met at the last opening for a studio visit. This is the way the art world turns.
#10 Never say you will do it… when you won’t.
This is the most obvious suggestion, but also the one we mess up on the most. Don’t agree to something that you cannot or are not willing to do for what ever reason.
#9 “Never indulge in self-depreciating comments”
If someone asks you about your work say something that will interest them and invite more questions. Do not say anything negative or incredibly boring about your work or career.
#8 Never “dis” the competition.
it’s a very small world and you just never know. Do your best to be gracious and have something good to say about your fellow artists. Having said that, if your opinion is called for, be honest about what you see in the work.
#7 “I’m too old”
Matisse made art work into his 90’s even while sight impaired.
#6 “I’m too busy to go out and network.”
You can only say this phrase if you are rich and famous. If you are not, how else are you going to get there? Like it or not, networking is your job.
#5 “You can have it”
#5 “You can have it”
Never give your work away. If someone is interested in buying but the price Is little steep, offer to discount it 10% or 20%. The value you place on your work is an indication of how successful you feel.
Exception: Giving artwork as gifts or a trade with another artist is fine. In fact, it may help your career.
#4 “I’m an artist not a computer geek.”
Some use this excuse to not learn the necessary tools to promote your work in this day an age. Every artist needs to promote their work on the internet. You can do it!
#3 “I’m a failure because I’ve never sold”
Van Gogh only sold paintings to his brother while he was a alive.
you should never say “no” to a project out of fear of the challenge.
#1 “I’m an artist, not a business person.”
Sorry to tell you this, but you may be in the wrong profession if you want to make a living as an artist. All artists can benefit from business training. Contact your local art center to see if they have business classes for artists or get help from a mentor.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is now open through mid-March 2010, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
You all no doubt got the emails regarding this, but campus is closed tomorrow, and Maggie's opening has been postponed until the following week. Therefore our next class meeting will be a week from tomorrow.
We will decide upon a visiting artist review format first thing, so think about what you'd prefer so that we can vote.
Good luck digging out!
http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/ ...more on traditional photography works, also reviews + commentary.
http://www.nodawakaba.com/work/making-a-map-2008/ ...Amy sent this artist to me! I particularly like this series, "Making a Map".
http://joellejensen.com/ ...I'm really drawn to her compositions, use of light, and color and the way they comment on the family home, memory, and isolation.
http://www.kategilmore.com ...Her videos are interesting + witty examples of endurance + performance.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Geodes can form in any cavity, but the term is usually reserved for more or less rounded formations in igneous and sedimentary rocks, while the more general term "vug" is applied to cavities in fissures and veins. They can form in gas bubbles in igneous rocks, such as vesicles in basaltic lavas, or as in the American Midwest, rounded cavities in sedimentary formations. After rock surrounding the cavity hardens, dissolved silicates and/or carbonates are deposited on the inside surface. Over time, this slow feed of mineral constituents from groundwater or hydrothermal solutions allows crystals to form inside the hollow chamber. Bedrock containing geodes eventually weathers and decomposes, leaving them present at the surface if they are composed of resistant material such as quartz.
Specifically: Midway: Message from the Gyre
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I make skeletons that are able to walk on the wind, so they don’t have to eat.
Here is a video with footage of his sculptures moving around:
Click here for his portfolio website: http://www.strandbeest.com/
As a side note: my girlfriend found this while using http://www.stumbleupon.com. If you haven't heard of or used StumbleUpon, spend a few minutes with it. It randomly (well, almost randomly) loads webpages and you vote whether it is of interest to you or not. Eventually it will show you websites that are more relevant to your personal interests. There is quite a bit of uninteresting content that will show up but every once in a while a great art or art-related website will appear.
Hey everyone - I hope you've dug out from the weekend! I'm stuck in Ohio until tomorrow after a harrowing 27 hour drive through the storm on Friday evening, but I'll be back tomorrow. It's a long story that I'll tell you about this week!
FANTASTIC posts so far. I'm really enjoying following up on everything everyone has to offer. As requested, I've granted you all admin status so you have the ability to make changes other than just posting.
Remember we'll meet next week at 6pm in our room, then proceed to the talk and Maggie's opening. Have your revised artist statements. I've typed up the notes from our earlier conversation, below:
-Shouldn't be either too specific or too vague
-One issue: how much to talk about materials? Perhaps more important when process especially important to understanding wok.
-Good to describe what work looks like as a way of getting at conceptual content (conceptual content tends to reveal itself through description.)
-Don't say: "My work is about...blah blah" (boring!)
-When to include influences? Could be useful as a frame of reference, if there is an interesting parallel, if the work is a response to other work - but avoid name-dropping! Also, it can seem presumptuous - or possibly could diminish significance of your own work, comparatively.
-Vocabulary: Consider the audience. Maybe different stylistic approaches (different statements) for different purposes.
-What is needed in an artist statement? - primarily, context: but nothing IN PARTICULAR is required. Don't feel beholden to include things, or to write in an academic way.
-Again, good to describe work as a way of getting at concept - don't just say "this is my concept..."
-Good to reveal insider info - something interesting backgrounding your work that sheds light on it, that might not have been suspected.
-Good to write a statement that includes information that will set you apart - or stylistically set you apart.
-Write about what's important TO YOU - don't be afraid to state opinions or make assertions.
-Make sure it's a GOOD piece of writing - doesn't have to sound academic.
-don't take anything about the parameters of the statement for granted - everything about it, it's content - it's stylistic approach - etc - can reveal something about you as an artist. But don't be cryptic!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Richman Gallery at the Park School
February 11- March 31, 2010.
Artist's Reception Thursday February 18th from 6 - 7:30 pm
Friday, February 5, 2010
|Opens Fri Feb 26 7-9pm. Closes Sat April 10, 5-7pm. On view February 27 – April 10.|
Forty champions, each possessing a special power, have been invited to create a warrior to enter the Minstallation Gallery and face the special powers of their peers. Participants will create their warriors to occupy a 4 square inch hexagon of space, flying included, working with the size and shape parameters of Warhammer 40,000 and Dungeons and Dragons. Participants may use Warhammer stands and modify figurines from any of the gaming and fantasy products or may create their own using Sculpy or other materials. 20 sided dice and measuring sticks will be provided. Gaming rules and booklet will be developed during the course of the exhibition.
Curated by Gary Kachadourian
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
February 4, 4-8pm: Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Artists and Curators
March 6, 2-5 pm: Internet Copyright Workshop with Maryland Lawyers for the Arts and artist Stacia Yeapanis
March 18, 6-8pm: Susan Lee-Chun Artist Talk and Public Art Demonstration
Monday, February 1, 2010
"If you’ve ever wanted to see the interior of the Guggenheim Museum in its pristine state, now’s the time. For the solo show of the young European artist Tino Sehgal, the great spiraling rotunda, recently ablaze with Kandinskys, has been cleared out. There isn’t a painting in sight."
Paula Gately Tillman, Installation view of 'Things that I love'
new installation by Paula Gately Tillman :: 'things that I love' (installation detail below)
Jordan Faye Contemporary is pleased to present Nostalgia, a three-person group exhibition featuring the work of Baltimore photographer Paula Gately Tillman, Washington D.C. painter Treva Elwood, and Baltimore mixed media artist Alexander DiJulio. Nostalgia opens at February 4, 2010. There will be an Opening Reception from 6 - 9 pm at Jordan Faye Contemporary 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230.
Nostalgia is about three artists and how they each weave wistful memories from their past. Paula Gately Tillman uses her photographs and those of childhood in which, collected and installed portray her perspectives of New York City during the 80's & Europe over the last several decades. Presented as two room-sized photo installations. Treva Elwood uses family photographs to inspire her extended self-portrait paintings. Ms. Elwood's "mother, maternal grand parents, as well as (my) maternal great-grand parents are pictured here." Alexander DiJulio presented favorably in The Salon Series and so, we are looking forward to his new sculptural installation in this upcoming exhibition. Intuition indicates that these three artists when all viewed during Nostalgia will transport you to << an autre place >>.