Thank you Michael O’Reilly and the entire WHYY Friday Arts crew for the wonderful backgrounder on artblog! We are proud to be on Friday Arts and very happy we can share this video with you on the blog! If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a lovely ten-minute video, no commercials, and follows us around as we give a talk at Tyler, trek around on a cold First Friday and talk about the story of artblog. See the video at WHYY’s site.
Dear beloved artblog reader, We know you are an avid supporter of the arts — in Philadelphia and everywhere else — so we are reaching out to you. We have an important project–funded in part by Knight Foundation–but we need your help in matching those funds, or all that money from Knight will not come to Philadelphia. Our First Friday Art Safaris will bring new eyes to Philadelphia’s important and exciting new art, but your donation is critical! Today we are starting a Kickstarter campaign — to raise $2,500 for our project. Check out our Kickstarter page today! And check ... More » »
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)
You may call us TheArtblog, Inc now. It’s our official corporate title in the state of Pennsylvania. Roberta is President and Libby is CEO of our new (soon-to-be) non-profit. Here are the officers posing with their briefcases. We haven’t gone out to buy our power suits yet. : ) : )
Hey, we’re jurying the second Bambi Biennial at Bambi Gallery — the show is in July and the deadline for applying is April 30. Here’s where to find the info. Special news for all you last minute potatoheads, April 30 is a soft deadline. May 10 is the hard deadline.
Not to toot our own horns again but here we go! We’re very happy to announce we’re getting the SGC writing award tomorrow at the Southern Graphics Council (SGC) national meeting. We are deeply honored and couldn’t have done it without all the great art there is to write about here in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Luckily for everyone we don’t have to give a speech!
We don’t want you to be the last to know. We’ve helped co-curate a show in Chelsea!! blogpix at Platform Project Space at Denise Bibro Fine Art coincides with the art fairs and was co-curated by two other terrific bloggers, Joanne Mattera and Hrag Vartanian. Are we hot or what! If you’re in New York you have two opportunities to schmooze with us at the show — Thursday, Mar. 5, 6-8 pm at the reception or Saturday, Mar. 7, 5 pm for the panel discussion. Christopher Davison, Polliwog, 2009, mixed media on paper. 15″ x 19.5″ This is one of ... More » »
We’re going to be at Projects Gallery this First Friday. Here’s why: Obamarama Fallon and Rosof, Obama OK book, project of the Zero .1% for Art Commission, in Obamarama at Projects Gallery. Giveaway will be one night only — or as long as supplies last. We’re in a group show with Elizabeth Bisbing, Jim Brossy, Lenny Campello, James Dupree, Cheryl Harper, Frank Hyder, Tom Judd, Alex Queral, Shelley Spector, Ira Upin and others. Come get your book and say hello. Meanwhile, in another show at Projects feed your libido. Guilty Pleasures — viewer discretion is advised. Andy Bloxham, from Guilty ... More » »
From the archives of Fallon and Rosof and the Zero.1% for Art Commission, we bring you a juicy clip of Libby and Roberta and “Libby” and “Roberta” in action. The clip (4 minutes, 48 sec. long) is from Wendy Weinberg‘s Art of Activism film that she made for WYBE TV’s Philadelphia Stories. The clip documents the Commission’s Feb. 2002 giveaway, The OK Art Project, at 17th and Market. Thanks to Wendy for giving us permission to post this clip on YouTube and bring it to you here on artblog. And thanks to David Kessler for technical assistance and support.
Monday, May 19, 2008, Academy of Music for Moore College of Art and Design’s Commencement. You are there. Libby and Roberta speak. As usual they have too much to say. Thanks to Steve Kimbrough for holding the camera up and defying grafity and not shaking too much! The video’s 5 minutes long just fyi.Next Page »