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Changes for Warhol Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum has announced Eric C. Shiner as its new director. A curator, professor, writer and translator, Shiner has had an academic emphasis on contemporary Asian art – specifically that of Japan. He aims to continue the museum’s plans of traveling its collections around the world and working with Pittsburgh’s business community on an international level.

Warhol App

Also released by the museum is its new Warhol D.I.Y. Pop app. In the past, visitors to The Andy Warhol Museum could create silk screen prints in the museum’s Weekend Factory. This app allows people anywhere to learn about the process and create Warhol-style digital prints from their own pictures. The app is available at a debut demo price of $0.99 in the iTunes store.

Arts jobs are growing in number!
Some great news for the creative community: The National Endowment for the Arts recently released an analysis which projects healthy growth in the arts sector through 2018. The highest projected growth rates? Museum technicians and conservators. But not to worry artists. Although they rank among the lowest, the category of jobs for painters and sculptors is still expected to grow by as much as 9%.

ITE open studio

International Turning Exchange, all about wood

On July 16, the Center for Art in Wood (Wood Turning Center) will host its International Turning Exchange open studio day from 10 am – 4 pm. The cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. Contact Lori at lori@woodturningcenter.org to register.

Prospect.2 announces artists and venues
There was some question about whether there’d be a second Prospect New Orleans, but they must have worked out the finances because the New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial – Prospect.2 – has released its list of participants and locations. The biennial will last from October 22, 2011 – January 29, 2012. Visit their website for all of the details.

New gallery director at Moore
Kaytie Johnson has been selected as Moore College of Art and Design’s new gallery director and chief curator. Formerly the director of galleries, museums, and collections at DePauw University, she is expected to bring a fresh new programming perspective to the college when she begins in late August.

Opportunities

author-LESS-ity deadline July 25
Help join in a publicly curated exhibition inside City Hall! All you have to do is contribute an image of art that you find to be quality. The artwork will be displayed in the Little Berlin‘s Department of Alternative Affairs office in City Hall and then be compiled into a book. Send your image to berlin.little@gmail.com or upload pictures to the Flickr page.

Utrecht Local Arts Series
Utrecht Art Supply on Chestnut Street will be showcasing one artist or theme every month beginning on Second Friday. The first artist showcased is Steve Cleff through August 8. If you are interested in having your work considered, contact the store at store28@utrecht.com.

Dialogo 365 call for artists
In celebration of the 200th year of Venezuela’s independence, The TRUST Venue will host Dialogo 365. The themes of the exhibition are freedom/liberty/independence and the intent is to tap into the Northeast’s rich Latin, Latin American, and Caribbean artistic production. To apply visit the call for artists or e-mail at curator@dialogo365.com.

Call for documentary photos: hard economic times
A show of documentary photography concerning tough economic times will begin on September 8 as part of 5-part series called Class Warfare in Philadelphia. This show will be held at Robin’s Books and Moonstone Arts Center and is currently accepting work. Submit low-res images to Ted Adams (tedadams@verizon.net) and Eric Mencher (emencher@hotmail.com) by July 31 for consideration.

Pterodactyl BIG ART SHOW
Pterodactyl Creative Project Space is seeking submissions for their BIG ART SHOW – a one night art party where you can show off your stuff in an unpretentious environment. The catch? There is no catch! No judging, no applications. Contact them at BIGARTSHOW@pterodactylphiladelphia.org if you have any questions or just to let them know you’re coming!

Academy of Natural Sciences seeks artists
To celebrate their bicentennial, the Academy of Natural Sciences is requesting artists to submit ideas for installations or performance that celebrate the inter-relation of science and art. Artists of any medium are welcome, and are asked to submit a short paragraph explaining their idea. The deadline is August 12. Contact Karen Spiro at project200@ansp.org if you have any questions or ideas.

Artist News

Andrew Jeffrey Wright recently made some episodes of a children’s show on Comcast with buddies Rose Luardo, Ted Passon and Thom Lessner. To find the episodes go to: On Demand > Kids > Activity TV > Summer Joke School.

PAISAJE BARROCO detail

As we mentioned before, Henry Bermudez has an installation up at Philadelphia International Airport, but check out the picture (detail above) we just received!

Lee Stoetzel, wood motorcycle, from his show at Mixed Greens in 2007

You may know Lee Stoetzel as the director of the West Collection, but do you know his art? Watch this Ted x event video to hear more.

Artist Serena Perrone has a lot coming up around the bend including a group show, “Here and Now” at the PMA, as well as her solo show at Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI.

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galleries at moore, henry bermudez, kaytie johnson, lee stoetzel, moore college, news, warhol museum, wood turning center

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