Artblog Celebrating 20 Years!   Support Us Today!

News post – Puri & Burwell’s open studio, PAFA gets new gallery & Grad Chair, New York Fanfare now on view, opportunities and more!




Antonio Puri, taking a work break in the studio.
Antonio Puri, taking a work break in the studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Fishtown studios of Charles Burwell and Antonio Puri are opening their doors this month. Take advantage of the freshly-arrived autumn weather and pay a visit to 2102 East Norris Street (2nd floor) on Saturday, September 28, between 12 PM-6 PM. For further information, call either Antonio at 484-844-5244, or Charles at 267-973-8823

2 from PAFA – 1. Artist and administrator Clint Jukkala has been selected as the new Chair of PAFA’s Graduate Programs, hailing from the Yale University School of Art, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Coordinator. Welcome and congratulations, Clint! 2. PAFA’s brand new space for works on paper, the Richard C. von Hess Foundation Gallery, debuts on September 28 with the opening of Hidden Treasures Unveiled: Watercolors, on view until January 5, 2014)

A warm birthday wish from the City of Brotherly LOVE: Robert Indiana’s gift this year is the artist’s first major U.S. museum retrospective, with Beyond LOVE opening September 26 at the Whitney Museum, where it’s on view until January 5, 2014.


Vox Populi is accepting applications for membership through September 16, 2013. With a solo exhibition every 15 months, participation in group and traveling exhibitions, a hand in all aspects of the gallery’s administration and programming and the chance to curate shows, membership is open to any artist, performer, curator, or writer living in the Philadelphia area, but restricted to those without commercial gallery representation and who are not current students. They’re open to applications from people who do not consider themselves visual artists, as well, so include an explanation in your application of how you might participate. There is a one-time initiation fee of $100.00 for new members; monthly dues are $55.00. Members are required to staff the gallery 4 hours each month and attend monthly meetings. Visit VP’s SlideRoom page to learn more and apply. If you do so, there is a $10 fee for SlideRoom maintenance.

The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists is seeking early-stage professionals. They’re particularly interested in professional painters, sculptors and artists working on paper who employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video; have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally; have been hired or commissioned; and have received opportunities to exhibit their work. To apply, you must have: a fiscal sponsor; an artist statement; a request for support; a detailed proposal and images if available; examples of previous work; resume/CV; and, if necessary, supporting materials (letter of intent from a gallery, commission statement, referrals, references, etc.). Submissions are reviewed by five rotating panelists – a director of the Fund, either Mary or Elizabeth Hulings, and four members of the visual art community (i.e., artists, critics, curators, gallerists, publishers, scholars, private collectors, etc.). The Fund’s first award is planned for November 2013. Beginning in 2014, two awards of up to $5,000 are scheduled per year, one in each category (1-painting, drawing and works on paper, and 2-sculpture). Individuals who receive an award are not eligible to apply again for five years. To find out additional details, visit the Clark Hulings Fund site.

Update from PhilaMOCA – Last week’s call for artists has been revised. PhilaMOCA is now seeking submissions for their October exhibition of bizarre, spooky art to celebrate Halloween. All two-dimensional mediums are welcome, as long as there are no hazardous materials; alas, they are not accepting videos, sculptures or installations. Please send your digital files or photos of submissions to curator Jay Bilinsky at Links are preferred for six or more entries. Remember, not all submissions are going to be accepted. There is a $20 participation fee per selected piece of artwork, and 100% of the proceeds from sold artwork go to the artist. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013. You can drop off accepted art to PhilaMOCA, located at 531 N. 12th Street on Wednesday, October 2 between noon and 6 PM, with additional drop-off times available by prior arrangement. Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation. For safety purposes, all 2-D should preferably be framed. Only in-person drop-offs will be accepted, no mail-ins!

Artist News


A recent installment of Ann-Marie Duquesne's Fanfare.
A recent installment of Ann-Marie Lequesne’s Fanfare. Photo: Ann-Marie Lequesne.
Huzzah: Ann-Marie Lequesne’s Fanfare for Crossing the Road, complete with the New York performance, is now online! Its first showing is scheduled for November, taking place at Plataforma Revólver in Lisbon, and then as part of a Lequesne solo show at AC Institute in New York in May 2014.
Avenida Jose de Oliviera Damas Campos do Jordao Sao Paulo Brazil 2012
Jon Rafman Avenida Jose de Oliviera Damas, Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Photo: Zach Feuer Gallery.

Jon Rafman’s first New York solo exhibition, You are standing in an open field, opened this week at Zach Feuer Gallery and is on view through October 26. As a fun aside, on October 19 Rafman is hosting a Street Fighter Tournament at the gallery to showcase the best pro gamers in NYC history.