News post – CRUXspace’s 2nd showdown, acorn-planting with Street Road, free Schneeman talk at Bryn Mawr, opportunities and more!


Art F City bestowed some affections on us this week – twice! We first got a mention for Andrew Jeffrey Wright’s “Bubble Butts” Bananazz, then a retrospective on the century-long career of a female Jewish Ashcan School painter Theresa Bernstein. Thank you kindly, friends.


Vikki Sloviter's dancer in action over I-95. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.
Vikki Sloviter’s dancer in action over I-95. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

Just installed this week, drivers on their way to Philadelphia via Interstate 95 can now see a dancer running the steps like nobody’s watching. Vikki Sloviter, the winner of Visit Philadelphia’s summertime photo contest, now has her photo of a dancer doing the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a 60-by-16-foot billboard in Philadelphia through November 17. The billboard is visible from the southbound lane of I-95 with the city in the background. The entry beat out 3,000 entries to win the Phillyosophy billboard contest, with the five finalists receiving votes 11,000 times in one week. Here’s a look back at the contest results.


Martin Peeves at CRUXspace. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Martin Peeves at CRUXspace. Photo courtesy of the artist.

In the second ever show at Cruxspace, Martin Peeves, the nom de plume of Eric Abaka returns. With an arsenal of his digital mashups and triply weirdness, he’s following up the recent Icebox Begin Where You Are show on First Friday, November 7 from 6-9 PM.



University of the Arts Philadelphia’s Fall Open House is being held Saturday, November 22, 2014, from noon–4pm. The full list of programs:

Master of Arts
MA in Art Education
MA in Museum Communication
MA in Museum Education

Master of Arts in Teaching
MAT in Music Education
MAT in Visual Arts
Five-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
Five-Year BFA/MAT in Visual Arts

Master of Education
MEd in Educational Program Design
MEd in Educational Technology

Master of Design
MDes in Design for Social Impact
MDes in Product Design

Master of Fine Arts
MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking
MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design
MFA in Studio Art

Master of Music
MM in Jazz Studies
MM in Music Education

Certificates and Diplomas
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Crafts
Graduate Diploma in Jazz Studies

For information on important dates for fall 2015 applicants, contact T +800 616 ARTS or

The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition has issued a call for entries, deadline November 1.  With the winner taking home a cash prize of $25,000 and a separate commission to portray a remarkable living American for the National Portrait Gallery, the competition is open to artists age 18 and over living and working in the United States. All portraits created after January 1, 2013 are eligible. Submit a work portraying a single figure (including a self-portrait) or a group–from academic drawing and painting or hyperrealistc sculpture to assemblage, textiles, inventive selfies, large-scale photographs, prints, and time-based media.  Submissions are accepted until November 30, 2014.

Artist News

Carolee Schneemann in performance. Photo courtesy of Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Behemoth visual and performance artist Carolee Schneemann is giving a free performative lecture at Bryn Mawr College on Saturday, November 8. In conjunction with her visit, Bryn Mawr Film Institute is screening Breaking the Frame, the new documentary about Schneemann’s life and work before the live performance.


A planting of 1000 heirloom acorns to try to grow a forest: sounds like what you’d get up to around Kennett Square. Street Road Artists’ Space is commandeering the intersection of Routes 926 and 41, north of Kennett Square for an acorn planting on land that Street Road owns but that PennDOT might claim by eminent domain sometime in the next few years. The artist, UK native Adrian Barron began this as his own response to clear cutting of forests in the UK; over time it took on a Pennsylvania-specific dimension. It’s also the closing day for Arterial Motives, which we mentioned back in May. The whole day is chock full of participatory acorn planting, the work of local group S.A.V.E. showing newly commissioned traffic study animation, and the generous offerings of the Nomadic Pies food truck.