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News — Robert Straight’s busy summer studio, #ChesterMade goes on an Arts Loop, @muralarts unveils Phillies Wall of Fame, opportunities and more!

[Today in art news: Chester laps Philly in setting up a map-plus-list of artists and arts orgs; social media-savvy job seekers can apply for a position with the Chemical Heritage Foundation; and two exhibitions to keep an eye out for. — the artblog editors] News Big news out of Chester–an initiative called Chester Made is striving to help arts and culture in the area, and its first presentation to Chester City Council is scheduled for June 24 at 7 pm, at which time organizers will present a Cultural Assets Map–a mapped inventory of artists and arts organizations in Chester. (And we ... More » »

Penn MFA work.

News post – Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins ’14 James Dicke, Captain Beefheart album artist show at ImPeRfECT, opportunities and more!

News Another well-deserved honor for the gloriously talented Njideka Akunyili Crosby – on Tuesday, the PAFA alumna was named the 2014 winner of the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Akunyili Crosby (Post-Bacc. ’06, Cert. ’06-’09) is the 11th winner of the award, given to under-50s with an exceptional body of work.  For context, the other 2014 James Dicke award nominees were Cory Arcangel, Trisha Baga, Paul Chan, Barnaby Furnas, Theaster Gates, KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Josiah McElheny, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Frances Stark, Swoon (Caledonia Curry) and Mickalene Thomas.  Cal Schenkel, groundbreaking album cover artist for ... More » »


News post – in memory of Terry Adkins, Zoe Strauss auction by FPA, Dom Streater takes to NYFW, opportunities and more.

News   Sad news from over the weekend: Terry Adkins passed away at the age of sixty. Finding a starting point for his achievements is difficult, but he was one of our most treasured artists, not to mention an extremely gifted professor at Penn who taught and influenced lots of us. There are numerous articles on artblog about him, in addition to notes of remembrance from Gallerist NY and PennDesign. Look for his latest work, three-dimensional representations of bird songs made from cymbals and percussion instruments at this year’s Whitney Biennial 2014 (March 7 – May 25, 2014). Becca Jennings, press contact at ... More » »

Image: Yinka Shonibare. Planets in My Head, Philosophy, 2011.

News post – Shonibare at the Barnes, Al-Bustan grows their musical heritage, Cannes in a Van does Venice, Plummer-Suib-Marti collab, opportunities and more!

News If you were worried about what the Barnes Foundation’s contemporary art gallery would think of next, worry no more! They’ve chosen an  outstanding next exhibition, as well as a new commission, with Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders running from January 25, 2014 through April 21, 2014. A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare’s works in the exhibition include approximately 15 sculptures, paintings, photographs, and a room installation. This is his first major exhibition in Philadelphia, since his residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2004 and it includes a commission entitled Magic Ladders. A big news reveal from another local gallery, and it ... More » »

undergraduate fine arts senior thesis projects in Addams Hall at the University of Pennsylvania - Zachary Christman and Jacques-Jean Tiziou - lightbox. Photo credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou / www.jjtiziou.net.

News post – JJ Tiziou’s 1st lightbox relit, Gravy moves to Cecil B. Moore Ave, Tristin Lowe’s West Collects whale, opportunities and more!

News It’s no secret that Philly is a coworking and shared space boomtown. The Cedar Works is West Philly’s latest entrant into this scene. Featuring 15,000 sq. feet of reclaimed warehouse space, the Cedar Park neighborhood is now home to 23 studios that range from 250 to 600 square feet and combines artist workspaces and professional offices. One of the property owners and project managers, Andy Peifer, is a long-time Cedar Park resident who lives just around the corner from the building. Now that they’re up and running, it’s a good time to make the trek out and see the space. Perhaps even join? Jacques-Jean Tiziou’s first ... More » »

Fellows at a previous year's Engine pop-up newsroom editorial meeting.

News post – Review Panel Philly, USC Annenberg Getty fellows announced, Philly artists at CCC, Ginger Lukas in WI, opportunities and more!

News The winners of the Leeway Art and Change Grant 2012 have been announced! $44,380 in grants were awarded to 18 women and transgender artists living in the Philadelphia area (including Camden County); four were previous winners but the rest are newcomers. Visual artist and educator Betsy Casañas (LTA ’08), visual and media artist Caroline Savage, and writer, performer and educator Julia Lopez (WOO ’01) sat on the August 2012 grant panel. Congratulations to all the winners! Alie Vidich, Multi-Disciplinary, Fishtown, $2500 Alison Crouse, Media Arts, Eastwick, $2500 August Tarrier, Literary Arts, Mount Airy, $2500 Charlotte Ford, Performance Art, Point Breeze/Newbold, $2500 Elliott batTzedek, Literary Arts, ... More » »

Terry Adkins, detail from "Ulukuk."

News post – Summer concerts, Art in the State, Terry Adkins, opportunities and more!

News  Prepare for more outdoor concerts and events than you even know what to do with! The lineup for the 2012 Free Outdoor 40th Street Summer Series has been announced, with a lineup featuring Philly mainstays such as Slavic Soul Party and Sun Ra Arkestra. All concerts are to be held on the green space just behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut Streets beginning at 6pm. And City Hall Presents, a new series of events incorporating all of Philly’s performing arts, began in the City Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, June 6th, with three different local percussion ensembles. You can RSVP for ... More » »

Bill Walton Studio

News: In the media, World AIDS Day, some great opportunities, and more!

News In the MediaSharon Butler recently wrote a piece for M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues. Her essay Free Love considers why artists are drawn to social media. There are lots of other topics in the journal–worth checking out! Creative Capital has a new blog called The Lab. Former Philly writer and publisher of the The Philadelphia Independent Mattathias Schwartz has made an appearance in The New Yorker with an article about the origins and future of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In the Garden 2 & 3

Jackie Tileston, Opera Brain Incantation, mixed on linen Gardens become figments of the imagination on the shortest days of the year. So naturally, a show about gardens that begins as the days shorten and ends before they lengthen turns my thoughts to the divide between art and the real thing–any real thing, any art. Jackie Tileston, detail, Opera Brain Incantation, mixed on linen The exhibit is Garden in Winter, a small group show featuring work by six artists–Jackie Tileston, Margery Amdur, Bill Scott, Robert Straight, Carole Sivin and Diane Pieri–at Hopkins House in New Jersey. Each artist takes a different ... More » »

What we want to see Friday…and Thursday, too

Let’s start with Thursday: THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Eileen Neff, at ICA and Locks Gallery Circle in the Rain, 2007 C-print mounted on aluminum 15 x 28 ½ inches Courtesy of the artist and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia ICA118 S. 36th St. Philadelphia215.898.7108Opening reception — free and open to the public — Thursday, Sept. 6, 6-8 pm. We’re going to listen to Guest-Curator Christian Marclay‘s melody makers–a world class ensemble of noise makers at ICA. From local music sculptor Terry Adkins to Doug Aitken to Yoko Ono, the sonic show will make a boom! Upstairs, local photographer Eileen Neff who captures trees ... More » »