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.
Sad News of the passing of artist and “Do Blue” art activist, Randy Dalton, who suffered a fatal stroke at age 67. Read more here.Read More
Artblog favorite Andrew Jeffrey Wright paints a big mural in Brooklyn. “This will be the largest piece I have created to date. It is over 120 feet in total length and 7 feet high. I have had a lot of help,” says Andrew. I love the look of this mural.Read More
Via International Center for Photography – Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship
Closer to home, Icebox Project Space is looking for your 2016 predictions for their publication. For more information visit the Icebox Project Space website.Read More
Going to Delaware? Let’s carpool. The Delaware Art Museum has a terrific lineup of 2016 exhibitions, including a solo show in October of works from the 1960s by Elizabeth Osborne; a Smithsonian-organized exhibit in March of works by Latino artists including Philadelphia and Artblog favorite Pepon Osorio; and a group exhibit from the University of Delaware holdings, of humorous art by African American artists.Read More
Let’s have a moment of silence for the great David Bowie, who meant so much to all of us outsiders, aliens and artists in the world.Read More
The Live at the Writers House episode with Artblog and St. Claire writers reading from their published works is now available for your listening pleasure! Here’s the link to EPISODE 113 – 10/26/2015 – PHILADELPHIA ART CRITICS…
Produced and hosted by Alli Katz and with some great live music by City Love.
ICA Open Video Call – Philadelphia-area artists and filmmakers, submit your videos to this open call and get the opportunity to screen your work in the ICA Ramp! This year’s jurors are artist Alex Da Corte; artist and filmmaker Tiona McClodden, Executive Director, Harriet’s Gun Media; and Bree Pickering, Executive Director, Vox Populi. Free to apply – Submissions due Jan. 4, 2016. Application is here.Read More
Congratulations to Jesse Krimes, whose solitary confinement piece at the one-day Amnesty International program created some good discussion about the important prison issue. Krimes has a solo show opening at Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery opening January 12.Read More
We got a note from Craig Scheihing of Big Mama’s Cinematheque introducing us to the “artist-run film lab, a venue for contemporary avant-garde filmmakers to share their work, and a classroom / workshop space for individuals interested in working with 16mm film.” Wonderful! I’m delighted to know there is a hotbed of alternative or experimental filmmakers here!Read More
I think you’ll be inspired by the joy the A.R.T. program brings to people with disabilities served by United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity….
I love that it highlights their abilities rather than disabilities. We’re planning to expand the program to include children in 2016.
For the whole story, click on http://www.fox29.com/news/48569360-storyRead More
Artblog favorite, Abigail DeVille, is featured in a great-sounding survey show of art by women at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel, Los Angeles. http://hauserwirthschimmel.com/exhibition/
Congratulations to Artist/filmmaker Ted Passon, one of 51 2016 Artists in Residence at The Headlands http://www.headlands.org/2016-awardees/ http://www.pcah.us/people/ted_passonRead More
“Its an 18 month residency with furnished housing and utilities provided, along with a $1,000/month stipend, and a separate working budget for exhibitions and programs. Potential teaching opportunities with partnering academic institutions are an additional possibility….The application deadline is November 30th.Read More
New Writers House at Rutgers-Camden – The ribbon cutting’s today at 305 Cooper St., extensively renovated to house the English Department and MFA program in creative writing. First floor will be a programming space. “Historically known as the Henry Genet Taylor House, the structure, originally built in 1885, was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre Jr. in the style of American Queen Anne Revival. In 1989, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places…”Read More
Philly Public Art Guidebook debuts! (Now how about a guidebook for the rest of the art scene…galleries, museums, alternative hot spots.) – The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy has released “A Guide to Philadelphia’s Public Art” – It’s online, too, in a nice flip-through edition.Read More