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

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 the 2013 Founder’s Award.

Whole lotta extra hours for art these days! MoMA is now open 7 days a week, starting May 1, and beginning in May, Locks is now open until 8 every Wednesday.

PAFA is hosting a public memorial service on Sunday, May 5 honoring Sidney Goodman, who passed away on April 11, 2013. The memorial service is from 5-7pm, in PAFA’ s Historic Landmark Building at 118 N. Broad Street. Confirmed speakers at the memorial service include Derek Gillman, President of the Barnes Foundation; Joseph Rishel, Senior Curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Vincent Desiderio, Artist and PAFA Faculty. A Philadelphia native, Goodman attended the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) from 1954-1958.

Work by Jennifer Packer, to be seen in the 72nd Annual Woodmere Juried Exhibition.
Work by Jennifer Packer, to be seen in the 72nd Annual Woodmere Juried Exhibition.

Woodmere Art Museum‘s annual juried exhibitionIn Front of Strangers, I Sing (May 25-Sept. 1), is back for the 72nd year in a row, and this year’s show (judged by Dona Nelson and Rubens Ghenov) offers up an exciting array of young artists, with names including Anthony Campuzano, Ryan Foley, Virginia Fleming and Dani Frid Rossi. Woodmere is truly going out on a limb with this show: its milieu is described as “very little traditional portraiture, very little traditional landscape and very little traditional abstraction,” a major departure from past exhibitions. You can check out what they mean by previewing the art on their website.


via Leeway – The Leeway Foundation is seeking a new Communications Director to work with the program staff and lead effective public messages about Leeway. For more information about the position and to apply click here. 

Oenophiles rejoice: A call for applications for the VINI VINDI VINCI Workshop at EBABX – School of Higher Education of Art of Bordeaux is up. If devising a project relating to wine culture piques your interest (and why wouldn’t it), read on. The  workshop, which runs from September 2–13, 2013 (just before the grape harvests) comprises a group of around thirty students, young graduates and young professionals. Together, participants plan projects that incorporate art, design, architecture and landscape in thinking of ways in which wine culture could be restored to a territorial scale. Applications are due May 20; online application are accepted May 1–31, 2013.


Artist News

A selection from Kim Alsbrooks' "White Trash Family," part of the West Collection's showing at PULSE NY.
A selection from Kim Alsbrooks’ “White Trash Family,” part of the West Collection’s showing at PULSE NY.

PULSE New York has invited the West Collection to curate the lobby installations at the Metropolitan Pavilion, May 9-12, 2013.  In the lobby, you can check out new works for sale from five established West Collection artists, as well as fourteen unrepresented artists you won’t want to miss. Artists include the likes of Kim Alsbrooks, Kay Healy, Tim Portlock, Drew Leshko and Lisa Stefanelli.

The Chicago Reader‘s annual “Best of Chicago” poll is now open, and if you’ve read Jenny Lam’s awesome Artists on the Lam, head over to the Reader and consider voting for it as the “Best Local Visual Arts Blog” category. Although we’re not sure why they’re doing a Best of 2013 survey in April, that’s OK! Jenny has our vote all year round. Earlier this year, I CAN DO THAT won “Best Art Exhibit” in NewCity, and she’s got an upcoming trip to Hong Kong, so stay tuned for posts about her voyage.