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Larissa Bates, "Agricola and the Maternal Male." Photo courtesy of the artist and the West Collection.

News post – Josette Urso in Italy, celebrating 15 years of Schuylkill Center, huge PAFA gift, opportunities and more!

News 2015 marks an even 15 years since the Schuylkill Center began its one-of-a-kind environmental art program. Their upcoming show, with artist Mary Mattingly presenting the Richard L. James Lecture on environmental art, takes a look at Mattingly’s WetLand installation (a boat-based ecosystem!), which was a huge success at the 2014 Fringe Festival. Following the lecture and panel (which includes Mary Salvante, Maya van Rossum, and Bethany Wiggin), a reception allows visitors to check out the newest show at the Center, as well as celebrate their 15th anniversary. The event is January 28, from 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm. via Artnews – After years ... More » »

Highwire Gallery, as most will remember it. Photo courtesy of Frankford Ave Arts.

News post – Highwire closing, Pentimenti at CONTEXT, PAFA President goes to Russia, car crash at the Kimmel, opportunities and more!

News Dr. David Brigham, PAFA President and CEO, has been invited as an honorable guest and presenter at the Second International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia! December 2-5, 2013. One of 14 invited administrators and rectors of art academies from Europe, America and Asia, Brigham is the sole representative of US fine art schools at the conference, a major honor. The event, hosted by the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and focusing on the evolution and future of fine art academies, is expected to attract prominent international journalists, scholars, artists, and musicians, as well as representatives of the Presidential Administration and the ... More » »

The West Collection container gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston.

Sponsored Post – West Collection shows work of 8 Philadelphia artists in mobile container gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair

The West Collection will feature eight Philadelphia artists in their mobile gallery project at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Oct 10-13 in Houston. Drew Leshko Mark Stockton Erin Riley Jacque Liu Dan Petraitis Chris Sembrot Alex Lukas Tim Portlock


Sponsored Post – Long-Bin Chen’s Composers, from the West Collection, visit EXPO Chicago

Internationally acclaimed Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen is known for his large-scale sculptures comprised of discarded paper publications. Upon carving paper items such as out-of-date phone books, the concepts of recycling and repurposing become central components of his work. Chen’s sculptures function as a commentary on consumerist tendencies, while attempting to converge Eastern and Western Cultures. Long-Bin Chen “Composers”, West Collection at EXPO Chicago, September 19th-22nd, 2013

Tokihiro Sato
AC#11 Koto-ku Aomi
38" x 48"
Type C print
courtesy the West Collection, Oaks, PA

Sponsored post – Urban Landscape at the Shipley School features West Collection artists

In this loaned exhibition from the West Collection, eight artists are working with ideas around the urban landscape: population growth, migrant workers coming into the cities, and human impact on nature. The artists find interest and irony in the impact man has on our landscape. Rob Carter constructs paper models and uses stop-action photography to construct videos that trace the historical impact of humans on the landscape from pre-industrial to post-human times. There is meticulous attention paid to mark making in the work of Alex Lukas, who uses gouache, ink, acrylic and watercolor to paint detailed large format images that ... More » »

Alsbrooks - Marianne Beckett

Strange beauty — West Collection artists debut in New Orleans at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

—>Our New Orleans correspondent tells us of a show of gritty works by Philadelphia artists on view now in her home town. We should note that another group of Philly artists showed work in NOLA recently at The Front, in an exchange show with Vox Populi (The Front artists show is installed in Philly this June).–the artblog editors——————>Philadelphia, a multimedia show at  Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, offers diverse interpretations of the City of Brotherly Love. The five featured artists — all part of the West Collection — seem tied together by their connection to environment — gritty and post-industrial. ... More » »


Sponsored Post – West Collection at PULSE New York

This post is sponsored by The West Collection at SEI PULSE New York has invited the West Collection to curate the lobby installations at the Metropolitan Pavilion, May 9-12, 2013.  In the lobby, the West Collection will be selling new works from five established West Collection artists and showing the work of fourteen unrepresented artists you won’t want to miss. Click here for more on each artist. West Collection at PULSE New York May 9-12, 2013 The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street Between 6th and 7th Avenues Chelsea, New York City Thursday May 9, noon-8pm Friday May 10, 11am-8pm Saturday May ... More » »

'mini-house/pavillion', in progress installation shot of "CandyCoated Wonderland."

News post – CandyCoated Wonderland, remembering Sidney Goodman, cross-country art blog love, opportunities and more!

News We first sounded the call about Candy Coated Wonderland back in dreary wintertime, and now the weather is balmy, which means that it’s now upon us! Opening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building on May 4, the Wonderland exhibition, curated by Dylis Blum of the Costume and Textiles Collection runs through November 2013. Fleisher Art Memorial’s 24th Annual Founder’s Award on Thursday,  May 16 honors Dina and Jerry Wind, cultural ambassadors and, of course, originators of the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. The award ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.Their far-reaching contributions to arts organizations across the city have had a major impact. >Learn more about ... 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 » »


News – Nichols Berg, Cambridge Street Studios, Divine Lorraine,Data Garden, opportunities and more!

NEWS Gallery classes – Beginning this spring and continuing through the summer, Nichols Berg Gallery  will host workshops in the gallery taught by Clarissa Shanahan (teaming up with Scott Nichols of Nichols Berg) on subjects including encaustics, manuscript illuminations and printmaking. And Cambridge Street Studios, a new realist atelier in Philly, is having their Grand Opening Gala this coming Saturday, March 31st.  The studio/school also has classes.  Check their website. Boundary-defying record label and journal Data Garden is running a plant-based audio exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art April 13-15. Four large tropical plants outfitted with specialized electronic sensors to process their physiological data will produce ... More » »

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