David Schmuckler at Weird Days in Brooklyn, PHL Book Art Fair on the horizon, Free museum admission for B of A cardholders, Dona Nelson+Polly Apfelbaum in LATimes, Tyler Kline in DAD Digital, Plus Opportunities at Automat, 40th St. AIR, Main Line Arts, Jeffrey Stockbridge
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David Matthew Schmuckler, Evil Scary Monster, painting
Caption: Evil Scary Monster, by David Matthew Schmuckler, a CCW artist. Acrylic on paper. 18 x 24 inches. 2015

Local artists from Wynnewood’s Center for Creative Works’ participate in show in Brooklyn collective/gallery, Weird Days

Creature Feature, A Group Exhibition of art “exploring imagery of monsters and otherworldly beings” with artists from LAND Gallery, CCW and YAI, opens Thurs. April 7, 2016, 6-9PM at Weird Days, 145 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Please join us in celebrating the work of by Carlo Daleo, David Schmuckler, Garrol Gayden, Kenya Hanley, James Rosa, Olin Johnson, Raquel Albarran, Tara Johnson and others.

Coming very soon – The Philadelphia Art Book Fair Announces 2016 Lineup – April 1, Noon-8 p.m. and April 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

After welcoming more than 1,300 visitors and 50 exhibitors in 2015, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) and The Print Center are pleased to announce the line-up of signings, appearances, and talks for the 2016 Philadelphia Art Book Fair, taking place on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at The Annex on Filbert (830 Filbert St). Moving beyond one medium, the inclusive, metropolitan art fair features new releases from art and photo book publishers, small and large, as well as zines and publications from both art institutions and independent artists.

Headlining the event, keynote speaker Doug DuBois will offer a lecture and signing of ‘My Last Day at Seventeen’ on April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Philadelphia Art Book Fair Exhibitor Space. Born in Dearborn, Michigan, DuBois has exhibited and displayed photographs at the Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, and beyond. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, and has photographed for publications including The New York Times Magazine, Details, Time, and GQ. Additionally, DuBois teaches at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

Published by Aperture, ‘My Last Day at Seventeen’ offers a visual narrative of Ireland’s ‘not-quite-adults’ struggling through their last days of childhood. First introduced to the teenagers of Russell Heights while teaching at the Sirius Arts Centre, he was fascinated by the insular neighborhood in which little could happen that wasn’t seen, discussed, or distorted. Over the next five years, DuBois returned to Russell Heights to capture portraits and spontaneous encounters reflective of the changing community. A delicate balance between documentary and fiction, ‘My Last Day at Seventeen’ is a follow-up to ‘All the Days and Nights.’

The day before, on April 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Paul Graham, a British documentary photographer in New York City, will offer signings of ‘Does Yellow Run Forever?’ and ‘The Whiteness of the Whale’ at the MACK Table. Both published by MACK, ‘The Whiteness of the Whale’ is a three-body compilation of photographs which reflects upon contemporary America’s social fabric, while the series ‘Does Yellow Run Forever?’ questions what we seek and value in life. Revolutionizing British photography in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Graham’s previous work deviated vibrantly from the black-and-white images that dominated the genre. Over the past three decades, Graham has starred in more than 80 solo exhibitions and produced 13 bodies of work with a dedicated monograph for nearly every series. Most famously, ‘a shimmer of possibility’ was recognized with the 2011 Paris Photo Book Prize for the most important photography book of the past 15 years.

“Bringing together artists, publishers, and zine-makers from 4 countries and 10 states in 2015, the Philadelphia Art Book Fair is an opportunity for the city to join an international conversation,” said Sarah Stolfa, Executive Director of PPAC. “This year, our featured artists will open the door to diverse cultures from Guangzhou, China to Cobh, Ireland.”

Produced by Fluxus of the wildly successful Franklin Flea, and sponsored by PREIT, the Fair will also offer a schedule of artist signings and appearances, including:
April 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Stephanie Bursese, an East Coast teaching artist and photographer, will sign ‘Belt and Brace’ at The Print Center table. The self-published photobook distorts perception through the seemed repetition of building materials, walls, and structural modifications.
April 1, 3-4 p.m. – John Gossage, a photographer noted for his use of underrepresented urban elements, will sign ‘A Dozen Failures.’ Published by TIS Books, and scheduled to be released at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair, this photobook will offer commentary on classic photobooks, what makes a photo a ‘failure,’ and what mistakes can teach us about our lives and ourselves.
April 2, 2:30–3:30 p.m. – Daniel Traub, a Philadelphia-born and Brooklyn-based photographer and film-maker, will sign ‘Little North Road’ at The Print Center table. Published by Kehrer Verlag, the book offers a glimpse of a symbolic gateway from Africa to Guangzhou, China.

For additional announcements regarding the Philadelphia Art Book Fair, visit the website, follow @PHLArtBookFair on Twitter and Instagram, and ‘like’ Philadelphia Art Book Fair on Facebook.

Bank of America’s Museums on Us program gives B of A and Merrill Lynch cardholders free access to 5 Philly museums the first weekend of the month, each month in 2016.

· African American Museum
· National Museum of American Jewish History
· National Constitution Center
· Philadelphia Museum of Art
· Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

To take advantage of or to benefit from the Museums on Us program, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers simply present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Admission is limited to the cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows, and is not to be combined with other offers. For more information about Museums on Us and to view a full list of institutions, visit http://museums.bankofamerica.com. Ed. Note: This will work also in these museums: Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and in New York, Cooper Hewitt, Museum of Arts and Design, The Met, Whitney and more.)

OPPORTUNITIES

40th Street Artist in Residence Program (AIR) seeks applicants

This letter describes the program and provides information on the application process for the 2016-2017 residency, which begins
on September 1, 2016 and ends on August 15, 2017.

Please note that this application is due on Monday May 2, 2016 at 11:59pm. The site will not accept submissions after that time.

We will alert all applicants by July 1, 2016.

You can always reach us at 40th.AIR.app@gmail.com

Please read carefully.

The mission of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program is:

• To address the need for studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, to visual artists who reside in/are strongly affiliated with Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River.

• To assist in the career growth of new and emerging artists and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues.

• To enrich the 40th Street area by placing artists here and allowing them to share their talents with members of our community.

What you get and what you give:

If accepted, you will be given a studio space at either 4007 Chestnut Street or 4013 Chestnut Street beginning September 1, 2016 and ending August 15, 2017. You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will be asked to share your talents with West Philadelphia through a minimum of 40 hours of outreach service over the course of the residency. Examples of outreach projects include a public installation, a workshop, or a class. You may work at a school, prison, hospital, nursing home, etc. Administrative and modest financial support will be provided. In addition, all residents will have opportunities to work together to plan group exhibitions. Monthly resident meetings (or fewer/more when necessary) will facilitate this while creating opportunities to foster community within the program. In addition to collaborating with your fellow residents, a student intern and a part-time facilitator will help to coordinate efforts, including outreach, gallery activities, publicity, maintenance, etc.

Eligibility

• You must be a new or emerging artist. This does not necessarily mean that you are a recent college graduate (though it’s fine if you are!). You can be any age, at any education level or type, and at any stage of life. What we mean by emerging artist is someone who has not had a private studio before, or has had one but for under a year, and has not had a solo exhibition at a major gallery or museum.

• You must be affiliated with West Philadelphia, meaning you live, work, volunteer, or create art here.

• Full time students may not apply.

• Former 40th Street artists-in-residence may not apply.

• Groups may not apply, though collaborative duos may apply. Our studios cannot accommodate more than two artists at a time and applications submitting by groups of more than two will not be accepted.

• Artists who have applied in the past and were not accepted may re-apply.

Important Notes:

Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared; you must be considerate of other tenants. The spaces can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, photography, puppetry, and fiber art. The studios are too small for dance. Ceilings in most studios are high (approximately 12 feet in some areas); rooms range from 150-300 square feet. Some areas have ample natural light, while others do not. The studios are not furnished. The buildings have small back yards that may be used for assembling larger works, or as a place to exhibit sculpture. The spaces have ventilation, running water, and 120- volt AC outlets. However, the facilities will not accommodate highly toxic chemicals, welding, or very high-powered electrical equipment. Note also that within the spaces, there is open access to different work areas; we count on residents to show respect for others’ property and privacy.

AUTOMAT Call for artists for juried exhibition

Entry deadline: April 15 | Apply: www.automatcollective.com | Notice of acceptance: Early June
Work delivery: Mid-August, date TBD | Exhibition dates: September – October 2016
Juror: John Silvis | 3-5 images (300dpi), 3 MB max | $20 application fee

ELIGIBLE WORKS include that of all artists living or working in the United States. All 2D, 3D and video works are eligible and must be ready to install upon delivery, with a maximum dimension of 60 inches in any direction (work must fit within dimensions of standard size door). Please do not exceed 20 lbs for wall mounted work and 50 lbs for free standing work. AUTOMAT’s commission rate is 30% for all sold work.

JOHN SILVIS is a Brooklyn-based artist and curator. He received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and has received numerous grants and awards, including a commission for the Essl Collection in Vienna. Silvis’ recent art research has taken him to Beijing, Berlin and Zurich. Recently, John joined OUTLET gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he is working on an ongoing series of exhibitions featuring primarily Brooklyn artists. John also exhibits his own actively, including “Crashcourse IV,” Norte Maar, “What I Know,” NYCAMS, New York (2012), “Crashcourse III,” Olson Gallery, Bethel University, MN (2012), and “Goodbye Space Shuttle,” Active Space, Brooklyn (2011). His recent curatorial projects include “New. New York,” Essl Museum, Vienna (2012), “1000 Rainbows,” Lia Chavez, First Things Gallery, New York (2012), and “Life Drawing,” Joshua Cave, First Things Gallery, New York (2013).

AUTOMAT is a collective of Philadelphia-based artists who engage in cross-disciplinary conversations to nurture personal exchanges and share ideas. We dispense artistic sustenance through exhibitions, writing, dialogue and community programming. Together, we process, package, and display for your convenience.

319 N 11th St. 2i Philadelphia, PA | automatcollective.com | AUTOMATCollective@gmail.com | @automat_collective
Gallery Hours: Saturday – Sunday 2-6pm or by appointment

Main Line Art Center seeks artists for The 2016 Digital Artist in Residence

The application is open to adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Examples of digital media could include, but are not limited to: video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, apps, internet based works, etc. The award includes $1,000, a public presentation of artwork and a one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center. The deadline is May 10. Details can be found here: http://www.mainlineart.org/exhibitions/artist-opportunities/
And, to make things a little easier, here’s a straight-to-the-point listing:
2016 Digital Artist in Residence with Main Line Art Center
Deadline: May 10
Award: $1000 & Year-Long Virtual Residency

Launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century, the Digital Artist in Residency Program consists of a $1000 award and virtual residency for artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium, including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works, etc. Established to foster a greater appreciation of artwork utilizing new technologies, the virtual, year-long residency provides digital media artists with the opportunity to create new work and present publicly at the Panorama Festival and/or other events as well as paid engagements with Main Line Art Center’s audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences. Adult fine artists, who are not full time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 10 by 11:45 pm
AWARD: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center
RESIDENCY PERIOD: September 2016-August 2017
APPLICATION: mainlineart.slideroom.com
QUESTIONS: Beth Boardman, Exhibition Coordinator, bboardman@mainlineart.org | 610.525.0272 ext. 116
APPLICATION FEE: Members $30/Non-Members $35

Stockbridge Fine Art Print seeks studio assistant for paid part-time position.

ARTIST NEWS

Dona Nelson and Polly Apfelbaum get a rave review in LATimes for their 2-person show at Michael Benevento Gallery in Los Angeles.

Tyler Kline featured on DAD

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