News – Artists in the Media, content sharing, Wikipedia blackout, and more!


In the Media Iain Ball‘s show Pangea: Rare Earth Sculptures at Extra Extra is featured in this month’s issue of Art Papers. Joe Girandola‘s duct tape paintings look great in a article. Zoe Strauss‘s photo-billboards appear in an editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News that compares them favorably to the city’s many murals. Amber Dorko Stopper is named Craft Editor at InCultureParent Magazine.

Joe Girandola
Joe Girandola’s duct tape art. teams up with Artblog for content sharing
Artblog joined with for some content sharing. On the arts page, Artblog content is now featured under the section entitled ‘From Our Partners’ and we will soon be streaming their RSS feed here.

Tim Bowen Memorial Art Show
We are sad to bring the news that Tim Bowen – artist and founder of Falling Cow Gallery – passed away on Monday. There will be a memorial art show on Saturday, February 4 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at 729 South 4th Street, with a silent auction and time for people to share their reminiscences of Tim. George Manney is preparing a video to be screened at the event.

Wikipedia blackout in protest of SOPA/PIPA, Megauploads and Anonymous

Wikipedia Blackout

In case you missed it, on Wednesday January 18, Wikipedia spearheaded a blackout protest in opposition to the SOPA and PIPA bills in congress. These bills would not only do little to protect copyright holders, but also impose unnecessary and potentially devastating censorship of information on the web. We are with Wikipedia and legal content sharers all the way on this one — read more about the issue here.  And in other internet news, yesterday the FBI and Department of Justice seized the file-sharing site Megauploads for copyright infringement and the hacker’s group Anonymous brought down the Department of Justice for a while in retaliation.

Creative Vitality in Philly town hall
Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is hosting its second annual town hall meeting on Thursday February 9 at WHYY from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. The meeting is for all Philadelphians who wish to address the topic of how we can make Philadelphia the best possible place to work, play, learn and live creatively.


Tyler Arboretum invites artists and groups to submit proposals for Sit A Spell, Seats That Tell a Tale. Cash prizes will be awarded for artists who design seats selected for the arboretum. View the open call for submission details. Deadline is February 17. Thanks Philadelphia Sculptors for the tip.

Fleisher Art Memorial opened its call for entries for the 35th Annual Wind Challenge. Nine artists will be chosen for three separate three-person shows, with a cash prize of $750 for each selected artist. The deadline is March 1.

Friends of the Print and Picture Collection and the Free Library are sponsoring a call to exhibit for three solo shows between April and December 2012. The jurors are Blaise Tobia, Eli VandenBerg and Susan Viguers. The deadline is March 1.

The 5th Annual Gettysburg Festival invites mid-Atlantic artists to submit applications for four different artistic components including a juried artist colony, a plein air “paint out”, a quick draw competition, and a juried exhibition. The deadline is March 30.

Apply for several internships at MoMA including publications, spring and summer programs, and 12-month internships. Thanks to a tweet from artnet for the lead!

Dacia Gallery in NYC has an open call for figurative art and portraits (via We don’t know much about this gallery except it’s on the Lower East Side, opened in 2010, and shows figurative work. Deadline is January 26.

Author Chad Stone needs a designer for the cover of his new Kindle book “Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet”. Find all the details on his blog. The deadline is February 24.

The Midwives Collective is seeking writers to write a 30-sentence text for the theme of their show Many Entendres. The text will be interpreted by participating artists. For any questions, please e-mail for more info. The deadline is February 24.

Artist News


Emmy Thelander at Hungryman

Emmy Thelander, Artblog’s Brooklyn correspondent, is currently in a show at Hungryman Gallery in San Francisco. The show closes on January 28.

Sarah Archer, the new curator at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, has curated the new exhibit “Bright Future: New Designs in Glass” at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York. The show runs Feb 10-May 5, with an opening reception Feb 9, 6-8pm.

Anonymous Gallery
Anonymous Gallery

Andrew Jeffrey Wright is part of a group exhibition that opens April 9 in Mexico at Anonymous Gallery. The entire gallery will be redesigned to look like a pawn shop and address topics of art value and economics.

Sarah McEneaney
Sarah McEneaney, “Al Ain Oasis”, UAE 2011.

Sarah McEneaney‘s solo show at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York opens January 28.

Amze Emmons, one of the founders of Printeresting, joins other founders, Jason Urban and R.L. Tillman for a panel discussion at the Baltimore Museum of Art on April 29.