August 23, 2013 · 0 Comments
A coup for geeks and public artwork, all at the same time: Open Air won “Event of the Year” at the Philadelphia Geek Awards! This was a pivotal year for Philly’s celebration of the tech community; the 400 available tickets sold out online in 90 minutes. Hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Geekadelphia, previous years’ winners include Philly Tech Week and the Philadelphia Science Festival.
In the wake of Julien Robson’s departure, PAFA is seeking a Curator of Contemporary Art (CCA), an essential position considering their new collections endowment. Qualified applicants must have at least 7 years of experience curating contemporary art exhibitions and working with contemporary artists through studio visits, visiting artist programs, and public programs, as well as cross-department work, collecting strategy and skill with donors. Qualified candidates should send their cover letter with salary requirements, curriculum vitae, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 215-972-6194, or mail to Human Resources, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates for all positions. PAFA encourages members of all diverse groups to seek employment with us.
Art on Avenue of the States Gallery in Chester, PA is holding a Plein Air Competition (along with Chester Photo Day for photographers) in September. With a set number of designated areas (including the waterfront) within Chester where the artwork must be done, the competition runs from September 20-22 and all photos on September 21. There’s an opening reception including food and refreshments a week later on September 28. To find out more and enter, email email@example.com.
Rebecca Saylor Sack’s first solo exhibition, birds, beasts, flowers, is opening at J Cacciola Gallery, on Thursday, September 5, from 6 – 8 p.m. This gallery is also home to a couple of other Philly mainstays, Alex Kanevsky and Bruce Samuelson, so she’s in stellar company.
Abigail DeVille has been chosen as one of three resident artists at Studio Museum in Harlem for 2013-2014. A past exhibitor at Marginal Utility (most recently in 2012), as well as having recently produced an installation in the New Museum’s 2012 triennial, Deville will no doubt do wonderful things with this residency.