The art world needs a grapevine. We provide one each week in our news roundups.
We curate the news each week to reveal the best of what’s going on in Philadelphia. We find the latest job/exhibition/funding opportunities and important tidbits about Philadelphia art and artists and keep you up to date with what’s cooking.
NEA awards $807,000 to local arts organizations to foster learning and engagement. Congratulations, all!Read More
Museum News 1 – Public Sculpture by the late Dina Wind debuts at Woodmere Art Museum – It’s big!
From Woodmere’s Gabrielle Turgoose, the piece by Dina Wind is a 30-foot steel sculpture, titled, Spring & Triangle. “…this is a fabrication based on a maquette of 1986 and the realization of the artist’s dream to see her work made on a public scale, interacting with trees, the sky, and the grandeur of nature,” said Turgoose, Director of Communications at the Museum.Read More
I caught up with ASR student Gabrielle Patterson, who graduated from University of Pennsylvania a year ago with a BFA in Fine Arts, and some wizardly animation skills. After graduation, Gabrielle decided to stay in Philadelphia where she has been working part time for an educational media production company, Fabian-Baber, Inc. in Media, PA. She’s also working at the Lea school’s after-school program. And this summer, she will be teaching an animation workshop for high school students at the Brandywine Workshop.Read More
Friend of Artblog Bruce Hoffman, who is director of Gravers Lane Gallery, wrote to say the gallery was organizing a special program and poetry event, Saturday, May 7, 1PM-5PM, honoring slain aspiring poet, Tyrone Alexander Tillman. Tillman was a high school student and active in the Philadelphia Youth Poetry movement. Gallery artist, Rachel Bliss, has a connection with the youth and facilitated the event in conjunction with her exhibit at the gallery in May.Read More
In case you missed it
1. Courtney Bowles and Mark Aloysious Strandquist are 2016 Blade of Grass fellows for their People’s Paper Coop work – Congratulations!
2. Mark Bradford will represent U.S. at Venice Bienale.
3. RAIR gets a fantastic writeup in Wall Street Journal.
4. Common Press turns 10, holds symposium and exhibition at UPenn Library
Publication News #1 – Congratulations to the 3 galleries and 4 museums who appeared in Artnet.com’s recent article “7 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is the Best Place for Your Next Art Getaway!”Read More
The imaginative team of Julius Ferraro andAmanda Wagner invited me to collaborate with them on content for their savvy online publication, Curate This. I selected two of my favorite artists to showcase, Beth Heinly and Tyler KlineRead More
In other Temple news, business school student Faiza Samreen wrote to say she and some fellow students are organizing an art show/fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity on April 3, 3-7PM at Hubbub Coffee on Spruce Street, near the University of Pennsylvania. They’re charging admission to the show and all funds raised will go the Habitat for Humanity.Read More
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.Read More
Live at the Dump, a new series of programs by our friends at RAIR (RECYCLED ARTIST IN RESIDENCY)! RAIR has two movie nights planned, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Wall-E! I can’t think of better movies to watch at the recycling center.Read More
Don’t miss The Review Show LIVE, this Thursday, March 10, 6PM – 7:30 PM at the Galleries at Moore. Join Artblog, The St. Claire and Moore Galleries for LIVE Art Reviews of 3 exhibitions – Rodney McMillian at ICA, Pepon Osorio’s reForm at Temple Contemporary and Ian Etter and Usha Farey at Practice. Panelists are Walter Robinson, Martin Peeves, Kelsey Halliday Johnson with Suzanne Seesman, moderatorRead More
Congratulations, Taller Puertorriqueno on your 20th Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium! A standing room only crowd turned out for talk about Afrolatinidad identity and issues related to indigeneity, racial identity and immigration/deportation. More forthcoming in a report.Read More
The return of Gallery Joe! This just in from our favorite gallery for drawings: Gallery Joe is now open by appointment at our new location, 2 Saint James Court near Washington Square.
We applaud the return of this hard-working and excellent gallery!Read More
The PMA has introduced their first-ever Artist Membership. Between Feb. 24-28, artists can become members for $25. The application process includes documentation of artist status but the bar is set reasonably — Artists must show “documentation (via smartphone or printed piece) of how they share their work with the public. A website, Instagram or Facebook account, Etsy page, or a postcard of a past or upcoming exhibition will work just fine.”Read More