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News post – Penn + Pentimenti’s stellar collaboration, Rebecca Gilbert in New Mexico, Tom Devaney book launch, opportunities and more!

News Pentimenti’s latest, most exciting project is The ARTacama Project, billed as “A Critical Partnership between Science, Technology, Education & the Fine Arts.” Held on Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 PM at Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, ARTacama is a partnership between the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), led by a team including Prof. Mark Devlin and NASA Space Technology Research Fellow Benjamin Schmitt, (University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and Astronomy), artist and professor Jackie Tileston, (PennDesign Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania), and Christine Pfister, Director, (Pentimenti Gallery). Some background: since its creation in early 2012, The ARTacama Project has ... More » »

Dana Hargrove, (Scottish, b. 1975; active in the United States), The Multis, 2014, Ink and gesso on cardboard, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Bridgette Mayer Gallery.

News post – new show at @graverslanegallery, SVA Open Studios, Lee Bontecou, Pat Steir + more @rollinscollege, opportunities and more!

News Here’s a peek at Gravers Lane’s first show in their new space!  Featuring the works of Rick Beck, Anne Currier, Daryls Ewoldt, James McNabb, Paula Winokur, Robert Winokur and Joël Urruty, it’s a beautiful welcome into the new home. The show runs April 15-May 30, 2015. On April 27, Slought is hosting “Ghost stories,” a film screening and conversation. Taking on the politics of urban renewal, the program features Keg de Souza’s documentary film “If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighborhood…” and a conversation between de Souza in dialogue with Rahul Mukherjee of Penn Cinema Studies. The entire event runs from 6:30-8pm, and is well worth checking out. For those eager ... More » »

Shanyn Fiske at Street Road. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

News post – New Boon(e) Crit Night, Barbara DeGenevieve @voxpopuliglry, Paul Chan @slought_org, opportunities and more!

News On Saturday, April 18 at 8 pm AUX Performance Space is putting on two performative lectures and a screening of the work of Barbara DeGenevieve. Barbara De Genevieve: To Be Alive is to Move from the Known to the Unknown (1947-2014), an evening of dedications, includes “Mentor to Mentee – Legacy” a lecture on the importance of mentorship and its lasting influence on DeGenevieve; and a performative lecture by Lisa Wainwright and Alan Labb (both of School of the Art Institute of Chicago) entitled “Barbara DeGenevieve and the pornographic sublime–a tribute {or “50 shades of fuck”}.” Exploring DeGenevieve’s writings ... More » »

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Submit your art writing to the Art Writing Challenge – Deadline April 18!

[Only 8 days left to submit your piece of writing to the New Art Writing Challenge, co-sponsored by The St. Claire and The Artblog!  Submit to this contest.  If you read Artblog, I’m talking to you.  If you read the St. Claire and Title, I’m talking to you.  Get published!  And there are cash prizes! Information below.] INFO The Artblog and The St.Claire are teaming up to find the best new approaches in art writing. The goal of this competition is to get more people writing about art and foster a culture of art writing that incorporates a wide spectrum of ... More » »

"Good Natured Gentlemen" - 64 Colors. Photo courtesy of Arch Enemy Arts.

News post – Clint Jukkala made Dean @PAFA, Alice Neel in Belgium, @NMAJH to host Avedon retrospective, opportunities and more!

News A change of pace today – check out some picks from our St. Claire guest editors below! Arch Enemy got a nice shout out from compadres at Hi-Fructose Magazine, who gave a sneak peek of Imaginary Menagerie: the Arch Enemy Arts Guide to Cryptozoology Vol. 1, in which 22 artists portray a different magical and mythical beast. via Hidden City –  Calling lovers of the iconic 1960 Visitor’s Center at LOVE Park: Although included in plans for the new LOVE Park, the Visitor’s Center, aka the “Saucer” faces an uncertain future in the redesign. However, Hidden City implores you: “Imagine ... More » »

Lynda Benglis' installation, soon to be seen at Storm King. Photo courtesy of Locks Gallery.

News post – Sara Reisman curates @PrattInstitute MFA show, Lynda Benglis @StormKingArtCtr, new space in Old City, opportunities and more!

News Sara Reisman, who’s previously curated all over the world including at the Institute of Contemporary Art, is unveiling a show at The Boiler. Presenting the work of second-year MFA candidates from the Pratt Institute, Signs of Life: in and out of time and place runs April 10-24, 2015, with an opening Friday, April 10, 7-9 PM. via Lindsay Thompson – New gallery alert: there’s a new space in Old City, located at 138 N 3rd St. FRMD, which, you might guess, was once an old frame shop, is now being remodeled into a gallery/studio space for upcoming artists. They’re now preparing for ... More » »

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New Art Challenge – The Contest! Here’s info on how to submit your art writing

[Below is information about the art writing contest co-sponsored by The St. Claire and The Artblog under April’s Guest Editorship of The Artblog.  Submit a piece of writing to this contest!  Maybe you’ve been thinking an essay thought for a while — write it up and submit it!  Poets, write a poem.  All this writing should focus on Philadelphia.  Read more below.] INFO The Artblog and The St.Claire are teaming up to find the best new approaches in art writing. The goal of this competition is to get more people writing about art and foster a culture of art writing ... More » »

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It’s coming – The Inaugural Guest Editorship of The Artblog by The St. Claire!

The month of April, 2015, will stand out in Artblog history as the month of our first-ever Guest Editorship! We are very pleased to announce the Guest Editorship collaboration between The Artblog and The St. Claire, an online arts publication we have long admired for its out-of-the-box thinking about art and art writing! As part of our month-long collaboration, The St. Claire will be taking over some of our regular features like the Reader Advisor and the Our Picks newsletter.  They will be producing new content for Artblog and we are very excited for all of the online activity! ALSO! ... More » »

Wearing hazmat suits in a concourse below Center City, artists Jerry Kaba (left) and Meghan O'Donnell, inspired by a concourse myth, play chess as part of a guerrilla-arts fest. CHRIS FASCENELLI.

News post – @bethheinly and Andrea make Philly.com, Franklin Furnace revamped @Pratt, AUTOMAT makes a new space, opportunities and more!

News Artblog team members in the news! Philly.com gave a couple of mentions in recent days to Andrea Kirsh for her permeable pavers, and Beth Heinly for her Open Call Guerrilla Outdoor Performance Festival (#OCGOPF). Congrats, both! KieranTimberlake has been announced by Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis as one of the three finalists for the design of Anabeth and John Weil Hall: Architecture Research Office (ARO). Along with Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, KieranTimberlake is giving a public presentation from March 23–24, 2015. The Sam Fox School is then announcing the architect for Weil Hall ... More » »

Odili Donald Odita, Tomorrow World, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery.

News post – @the_barnes unearths Cezanne sketches, @FleisherOllman @thearmoryshow, Jeffrey Stockbridge ‘grams from London, opportunities and more!

News It seems it was difficult, but not impossible, to slip anything by Albert C. Barnes. The Barnes Foundation has discovered two previously unknown sketches by Paul Cézanne that even its founder might have never been aware of, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The two works were found on the backs of two watercolors when the pieces were taken down for conservation a year ago. Totally unmentioned in any correspondence and not included in the master compendium of Cézanne’s works, are on the backs of two watercolors that are permanently hung in the foundation’s galleries on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Architectural League of ... More » »