News As always, our commie pinko hippie tastes are catching on elsewhere: modeling themselves after community-supported agriculture (C.S.A.) programs, reports the New York Times, more and more people are now venturing into art co-ops. The NYTimes article notes that one $350 share in Pittsburgh included “a Surrealistic aluminum sculpture (of a pig’s jawbone, by William Kofmehl III), a print (a deadpan image appropriated from a lawn-care book, by Kim Beck) and a ceramic piece (partly about slavery, by Alexi Morrissey).” For the intrepid and community-oriented! The Leeway Foundation turns 20 on October 5, so to celebrate, they’re hosting Revolve, a ... More » »
News West Collection launches $300,000 art acquisition project–$100,000 set aside for Philly artists It was all about money outside City Hall the other day as Occupy Phladelphia protested economic issues; and it was all about money inside, too, when Paige West, with Mayor Nutter by her side, announced plans for a $300,000 arts acquisition project on the part of the West Collection, with $100,000 earmarked for Philadelphia artists. “West Collects” has no fee to apply, and the winners will be selected in April 2012. Any artists over the age of eighteen working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation or video mediums ... More » »
News Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge Year 2 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is opening up their second year of applications for the Philadelphia Knight Arts Challenge. They are investing $9 million over three years in ideas that engage and enrich Philadelphia arts and culture. In the first year, 36 ideas were awarded a total of $2.7 million… including artblog’s own Art Safaris! Applications for the Knight Arts Challenge will be accepted from October 3 – 31, 2011. Be sure to visit the Knight Arts website on October 3 to find out how to submit your idea!
News Norway in NYC Following our last news post about Milwaukee in New York, now you can catch a piece of Norway too! NORWAY NOW in NYC opens at .NO Gallery at 253 E. Houston on Sept. 7. The multimedia exhibit mirrors Oslo’s annual juried art exhibition Høstutstillingen. The New York show had almost 600 submissions, but the jurors Koan Jeff Baysa and Omar Lopez-Chahoud narrowed it down to six artists. Opening reception is September 7 from 6 – 10 PM and the show runs until October 2.
News 2011 Pew Fellows announced-Congratulations! The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has announced its Pew Fellowships in the Arts recipients for 2011: Charles Cohen (electronic musician and composer) CAConrad (poet) Jorge Cousineau (set designer) Joy Feasley (visual artist) Chris Forsyth (guitarist and composer) Jane Irish (visual artist) Tania Isaac (choreographer) Pattie McCarthy (poet) Brian Philips (architect) Tim Portlock (visual artist) Matthew Suib (visual artist) Jamaaladeen Tacuma (visual artist free-jazz bassist, composer, and band leader)