News post – Adieu to Coalition Ingenu & 3rd Ward, Odili Odita at Jack Shainman Gallery, opportunities and more!


Work by Justin Duerr, a crucial member of Coalition Ingenu since the beginning.
Work by Justin Duerr, a crucial member of Coalition Ingenu since the beginning.

Coalition Ingenu is closing, with their (possibly) last show in Philly opening tonight. In less than two months, Bullock and company are moving to Florida, with hopes of the Coalition Ingenu Self-taught Artists’ Collective eventually picking up again. Featuring nine artists, the final show is called Autodidactic Ingenuism, and, rather appropriately, takes place at the Magic Gardens, where self-taught visionary Isaiah Zagar created his best known work. The opening reception is today, October 11 from 6 – 9 pm, at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, and it runs until Friday, November 15.

We were startled earlier this week to learn that 3rd Ward — both the Brooklyn flagship and the newly opened Philadelphia location in Olde Kensington — is calling it quits, citing financial troubles. A key reason: expanding to Philly proved too costly. The space’s now-defunct Facebook page acts as a memento of what they were able to accomplish in their short lifespan in Philly; it goes without saying, but the DesignPhiladelphia event scheduled at 3rd Ward Philly has been canceled.

Treat yourself to some film festival goodness, courtesy of us: the Philadelphia Film Society and the artblog are offering a special discount for artblog constituents on tickets to the Philadelphia Film Festival! The Festival runs from October 17-27, screening over 100 international films. Use promo code pff22art to receive $2 off any regular priced ticket.


Cloud, a food truck you may have seen if you hang around Tyler School of Art, is looking for stamp designers for their delicious wares, which are served in individually hand-stamped cups. If you’d like to submit, send an image 4”x3” jpg @ 300 dpi of a black and white line drawing, or text (image or text does not have to be of a cloud!). There is no submission fee, and one entry per person. Send your image as an attachment to by October 15, at 11:59pm. They’ll announce the winning design by the end of October, before introducing it to Cloud’s visual inventory for a limited time.

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) has issued an invitation for all professional artists living within driving distance of Philadelphia to apply for a public art commission. The location, historic Womrath Park in Frankford, is in need of permanent artwork, and the commission is open to artists or creative teams with experience in public art projects. Submission requirements include a written statement, examples of past work, and a CV. All applications must be submitted through the online CaFE application system. Up to five finalists receive a stipend of $1,000 for concept proposals. For full competition details including the selection process, submission procedures, design guidelines, calendar, links to CaFE and a PDF of the prospectus, visit Destination Frankford. For additional questions, please


Artist News

Odili D. Odita, next to his work.
Odili D. Odita, next to his work.

Jack Shainman Gallery’s newest show, titled This, That, and the Other is the third solo exhibition of new paintings by Odili Donald Odita, a Tyler professor. The show runs from October 18 to November 16, 2013, with an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, October 18, 6 – 8 PM.

Gallery Joe artists Alex Paik, Sharka Hyland and Mia Rosenthal are exhibiting at Texas Contemporary in Houston from October 10-13. They’re at Booth #913, so once the opening party (Thursday, October 10 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm) has kicked off, you know where to find them.

Daniel Heyman, at work on a wall piece at Dartmouth.
Daniel Heyman, at work on a wall piece at Dartmouth.

On view in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery at Dartmouth College this fall, alum Daniel Heyman has five new large print projects as well as sketches and studies. Heyman’s in the midst of a residency until November 27. The Jaffe-Friende gallery is open Monday–Friday, 12:30 -10pm; Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 -5pm.



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