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Some good deals

Celeste Dupuy-Spencer
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, “Untitled”, 2012, on The Deal on Nicola Midnight St. Claire

Two new art deals online–we like the entrepreneurship of both! DealYo – James Dupree is currently offering a limited edition print of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for half price on DealYo on The Deal — Nicola Midnight St. Claire’s new feature “The Deal” reports on and sells work by artists that they are enthralled with. The inaugural St. Claire deal is work by artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer. Contact with any questions — and to buy the art!

Print Center finalists
The Print Center announced the finalists and semi-finalist for their 86th annual photography competition.  The exhibit will be online only June, 2012 to March 2013, with three of these artists selected for real world solo exhibits. Congratulations to all the artists! Also, bring your portfolio in for a critique and discussion with UArts’ professor Harris Fogel (Mar 14), Moore College Exhibitions Director Kaytie Johnson (April 18) and Art Alliance Chief Curator Sarah Archer (May 9). You must be a member, and the cost is $25.

Finalists –
Audim Culver, Bloomington, IN, Sergio De La Torre, San Francisco, CA, Shauna Frischkorn, Willow Street, PA, Ana Galan, Chiloeches, Spain, Judy Gelles, Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer Greenburg, Chicago, IL, Talia Greene, Philadelphia, PA, Anne Massoni, Asbury Park, NJ, Rachelle Mozman, Brooklyn, NY, Tina Schula, Brooklyn, NY

Semi-Finalists –
Sholeh Asgary, Woodland Hills, CA, Roxana Azar, Meadowbrook, PA, Mariana Bartolomeo, Tucson, AZ, Jordan Baumgarten, Providence, RI, Steven Beckly, Toronto, Canada, Sarah Bones, Malvern, PA, Katrina d’Autremont, Philadelphia, PA, Dimitra Ermeidou, Philadelphia, PA, Julianna Foster, Philadelphia, PA, John Holmgren, Lancaster, PA, Yoko Ikeda, Tokyo, Japan, Lori Kella, Cleveland, OH, Eric Korenman, Pittsfield, MA, Julia Kozerski, Milwaukee, WI, Isa Leshko, Philadelphia, PA, Boots Levinson, Brooklyn, NY, Ben Marcin, Baltimore, MD, Forest McMullin, Atlanta, GA, Peter Miraglia, Philadelphia, PA, Ryutaro Mishima, Brooklyn, NY, Brittany Nelson, Detroit, MI, Francesca Pfister, Philadelphia, PA, Joseph Reynolds, Chattanooga, TN, Neil Rivas, Santa Clarita, CA, Paul Soulellis, New York, NY, Chad States, Philadelphia, PA, Ryan Thompson, Fillmore, NY
Johanna Wolfe, Brooklyn, NY, Jon Yamashiro, Liberty, IN

Justin Duerr show and screenings

Justin Duerr, work from his show at Gallery 309

Justin Duerr, artist and star of Jon Foy’s excellent documentary “Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles,” has a solo exhibit at Gallery 309  opening April 6, and the gallery has lined up 2 free screenings of Resurrect Dead, on April 13 and 27.  If you haven’t seen the movie, go.  And if you don’t know Duerr’s work, you’re in for a treat.  He’s a visionary.

Mark Bradford and Zoe Strauss talk
LA-based artist Mark Bradford comes to the PMA Sunday March 11 to talk about his work and speak with Zoe Strauss as part of  “Zoe Strauss: Ten Years”. You can reserve your tickets here for the 2:30 PM lecture.

Traction Company windows

Ryan Hinkel
One of the Skyscapes by Ryan Hinkel.

The old trolley barn at 4100 Haverford Ave otherwise known as the Traction Company has become an art house inside (where there is a hive of art making activity) and outside, where the boarded up windows are exhibition space for artists like Joe Boruchow, and now Ryan Hinkel.   The opening for Hinkel’s “Skyscapes” is April 14, 5-8pm.  The work will be up until May 31.

Photo Review Competition 2011 winners

Ryan Zoghlin
Ryan Zoghlin, “Aerotone #7”

Images by the winners of the 2011 Photo Review Competition are now online at the Photo Review website. The First Prize award went to Ryan Zoghlin.

Mural News
If you can’t wait to see the Phillies in action, check out the video of them painting a mural along with fans and mural artist Dave McShane. The painting was in Florida and see the Phillies paint here.  In other mural news, the Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez are working on a project called “Peace is a Haiku Song.” Submit your haiku to the site to share it with the public as well as gain a chance to be featured in the upcoming murals.

Richter ranks with Picasso?
Jonathan Binstock, former Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA, now runs the Art Advisory Group at Citibank. He recently spoke in a controversial Reuters interview examining how the art market works and gave his opinion on why Gerhard Richter ranks on the same financial level as Picasso and Warhol. But don’t take it from me, watch the video!


Art in Odd Places is holding an open call for its 8th installment in New York City. The project takes place from October 5 – 15 and the happening is on 14th Street. The deadline for proposals is April 15.

The Woodmere Museum has a call for entries for its 71st Annual Juried Exhibition. Applicants must live in the Philly metro area within 50 miles of the museum. Visit the call for entries page for all the submission guidelines. The deadline is April 13.

Townson University in Baltimore is accepting work for Bridges 2012, an exhibition of 2D and 3D mathematical art. The website will help you with all the details, and the March 15 deadline is fast approaching.

New York Foundation for the Arts is hosting a workshop entitled Digital Games 101: Social Impact Games for Indie Filmmakers. The class is hosted by Michelle Byrd, the Co-President of Games for a Change, and explores the social impact of digital games and their connection to filmmaking. The event takes place on March 15, so sign up on the Eventbrite page ASAP.

Philly Stake is accepting applications for all manner of creative, community-engaged projects. The deadline for submissions is March 11 by noon, so check out the call for proposals to apply.

Artist News

Nick Paparone
Nick Paparone, “Accents for the Self-Made Man”

Former Philly artist Nick Paparone is part of a group show at With Project Space in NYC. The exhibition runs from April 1 – 30.

Jennifer Levonian is having a solo show in the Clayton Staples Gallery at Wichita State University which runs from March 12 – April 13.

Jesse Greenberg
Jesse Greenberg

Jesse Greenberg, former PiFAS member, has works in a show at Marc Jancou Contemporary Art in New York. The exhibit runs through April 14.

Victoria Burge
Victoria Burge, “Moons”

UArts graduate student Victoria Burge is currently exhibiting work at Accola Griefen Gallery in NYC until March 31.