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News post – Caleb Weintraub’s 3D snowglobe, Documenta’s huge crowds, Amanda Sosa Stone Q&A, flying robots at IMC, opportunities and more!



Frank Bramblett, painter and beloved retired Tyler professor, has written a “5 best” piece for the Nicola Midnight St. Clair, including some helpful words about museums.

Timothy Hawkesworth, Memorial for SH 41″ x 32″ Oil wax pencil on paper 2012.

Timothy Hawkesworth, proprietor of Pagus Gallery in Norristown, has a group of his drawings at Littlejohn Contemporary in NYC from October 11 to November 12, with a reception Saturday October 14 from 2-4 PM.

Annual Meeting Philly, the straightforwardly-titled event hosted by NPN/VAN Partners Asian Arts Initiative and Painted Bride Art Center, returns to the city on  Thursday December 13 and continues through Monday December 17. This year’s theme is “community engagement.” Friday opens with a keynote by renowned artist and cultural planner Theaster Gates, and continues with Friday night’s VAN exhibition at Asian Arts and an Arts Crawl through Chinatown North. And “Live & On Stage” at the Painted Bride on Friday afternoon and Saturday evening feature Creation Fund and Philadelphia-based performing artists. Find out more at the National Performance Network.

After a hundred days of being open to the public, September 16 marked the final day of the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition. The total number of visitors in Kassel was 860,000, amounting to 110,000 additional visitors or a 14% increase from the previous edition of documenta in 2007. Including the 27,000 people visited the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition held in Kabul from June 20 to July 19, 2012, brings the total tally to 887,000. Says Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev: “dOCUMENTA (13) has not been experienced by visitors only as a one-time day-ticket destination, but rather as a form of living culture that belongs to people’s lives thanks to repeated visits that break the sense of time’s compression, releasing time and experience through art.”

The Street Museum of Art’s inaugural exhibition, In Plain Sight, is the first to employ guerrilla street art tactics. Currently on view throughout the streets of Williamsburg, it features the found work of street art legends such as C215, Elle, Faile, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Jaye Moon, JR, Nick Walker, Paul Richard, R. Robot and Sweet Toof.

If you’re planning a trip out to Mechanicsburg, PA, don’t miss the chance to swing by Metropolis Collective, a new modern art space with two galleries and a performance area. Their artists run the gamut from locally residing to non-native, emerging and internationally acclaimed. The gallery is located at 17-19 W Main Street.



Photographer and author Amanda Sosa Stone is holding a Photography Marketing Q&A session on Saturday, September 22, from 10 AM-12 PM in the Connelly Auditorium at University of the Arts. It’s free for ASMP Leaders and students, $15 for ASMP members, and $20 for non-members. Register here.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. The deadline is Oct. 15, and there are only three rules for the challenge: 1) The idea must be about the arts, 2) The project must take place in or benefit Philadelphia, and 3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment, within a year.The Foundation is hosting two community information sessions in October, with a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m., Wed, Oct. 3,at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and a Live Web Chat at 1 p.m. Tue, Oct. 9 at

Oenophile artists, here is a contest for you: Hyatt Hotels is sponsoring a design contest for the next label for the wine exclusive to all their properties, Canvas Wines.  With three total winning label designs, one for each varietal (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot) each winning label gets featured on a special bottling of Canvas under the theme of “Artist Series” in 2013. Additionally, each winning artist per varietal earns a $5,000 scholarship. They are accepting submissions until November 9. For complete contest rules and entry information, students should visit Canvas Wines.

Visual AIDS and Residency Unlimited are co-sponsoring a one-month residency in New York City for a curator, art historian, or arts writer interested in the intersection of visual art and HIV/AIDS. Residency Unlimited provides administrative and network support, shared office space at 360 Court Street in Brooklyn and a venue for a public program (lecture/screening/discussion) . The residency entails research in Visual AIDS’ Archive Project, creating an online exhibition hosted by Visual AIDS, producing a free, public event co-hosted by RU and Visual AIDS. The residency includes a $3,000 budget for housing, living expenses, and round-trip transportation to New York. Applications are due Monday October 22 2012. Send application or inquiries to

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The Center for Art in Wood’s annual International Turning Exchange (ITE) program fellowships are once again open for applicants. All residents live and work on-site at the University of the Arts, with an 8-week, interactive program running from the first week of June through the first week of August . The deadline is December 15; visit the CEFAW website for all the details and to download an application form.

Time is of the essence for applying to the July-December 2013 Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence Program. Promising 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time, vast space in two urban warehouses, a live/work studio, 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and a large sculpture fabrication facility, and a $750 monthly stipend, the deadline is September 30.

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Caleb Weintraub’s giant snowglobe.

Caleb Weintraub, UPenn MFA and exhibitor at Projects Gallery, has outdone himself with his new 3D installation. “Snow Globe,” an immense 13 1/2-foot dome filled with his signature sculptures of kids and animals, just went up in Chicago at Peter Miller Gallery for a six week run.

The mythical symbolism of the tree of life gets a new interpretation with Long After the Fall, a one-night only art installation created by Richard Gabriele and KMel Robotics. Featuring flying robots, a golden egg, and some eerily Orwellian aspects, Long After the Fall premieres from 6-8 PM on September 27 at the IMC Lab located at 56 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY.

Bruce Pollock, “Blocks.”
Bruce Pollock’s current offerings abroad include “Nine” at the Museum of the Central Academy of the Fine Arts in Beijing, China from September 11 to October 14, 2012. Closer to home, he’s got a show called “MinMax: Minimalist Themes in a Maximalist Collection” at the Allan Stone Gallery in NYC from September 13 – October 20, as well as All About Etching at Washington, D.C.’s Neptune Fine Art from September 14 – October 20.