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News post – Rhizome founder’s film series wraps, Thomas Devaney on Winkfield, Dona Nelson acquired by MoFAB, opportunities and more!



From Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight's "Posse Comitatus." Photo courtesy of the artists.
A performer from Mark Tribe and Chelsea Knight’s “Posse Comitatus.” Photo courtesy of the artists.

Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, has devoted large portions of the last three years to an astonishing series of work. Now, “Posse Comitatus,” which Tribe has been creating with Chelsea Knight,  has made its final entry, and is currently screening at DiverseWorks in Houston. “Posse Comitatus” examines the sociocultural dynamics of paramilitary groups; research has seen Knight and Tribe spending time with an upstate New York militia group and were – surprisingly, perhaps – allowed to record their activities, from the mundane interactions of everyday life to live fire field training exercises. This is a disturbingly wonderful production, so don’t pass up the chance to learn more about it and see it in action.

Congratulations to Dona Nelson, and to the Museum of Fine Art Boston on their excellent effort and good taste – Nelson’s painting String Beings was recently acquired by the museum.

Three of our favorite neighbors and a lot of potent holiday-themed beverages unite once again. The annual Holiday Party held by CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, The Cultural Alliance, and Leeway Foundation is getting close! On December 9, from 5-9 PM at the CultureWorks space, the usual suspects are getting together and would love to see you. RSVP here, and be merry.


The 2015 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project in Taiwan is calling for entries, inviting artists from all countries. They’re asking for proposals for a large-scale site-specific outdoor environmental sculpture installation, to be created during a 25-day residency in Cheng Long, a small coastal village in southwest Taiwan, working with elementary school students, residents and volunteers. The theme for 2015 is “Fragile – Handle with Care.”The 6 selected artists receive an artist’s fee of US $2,000, airfare, accommodations and meals, and the residency lasts from April 9 – May 4, 2015. The deadline for entries is January 16, 2015. To apply, send the following to curator Jane Ingram Allen at  Proposals in Chinese to Ms. Chao-Mei Wang at A description of proposed sculpture including dimensions and materials (limit one page, sent as attached .doc or .pdf file); Artist Statement about how your art relates to the theme and including your experience working with children and communities and how you will involve them in your artwork (limit 1 page sent, as attached .doc or .pdf file); Sketch of your proposed artwork (attached .jpg file of less than 1 MB); 6 images of previous related works (6 attached .jpg files, each less than 1 MB); Image list about the 6 images, including title of work, date made, materials used and location of the artwork (sent as attached .doc or .pdf file; and a CV or Resume (sent as attached .doc or .pdf file) including present address, nationality, education, awards, residencies and exhibitions.’s December 2014 Artist of The Month is calling for artists, with an upcoming deadline of November 29. Every month, hosts a free contest to find an artist or photographer to feature on website. The Artist of The Month Contest is open to all artists and photographers who have not previously been winners in the Artist of the Month contest. The grand prize winner, selected by editors, receives a Featured Artist interview page on website that showcase several pieces of work; a feature on the homepage of website; artwork featured on’s Facebook page cover image; and a $75 Gift Certificate to


Artist News

Trevor Winkfield, “The Gallery” (2012), oil on canvas, 49 x 44 inches (all images courtesy the artist).


Our local poet Thomas Devaney wrote a review published the other day on Hyperallergic, on Trevor Winkfield’s art writings by The Song Cave and a book of his interviews with Miles Champion by Pressed Wafer.

Pennsylvania writer CA Conrad (Pennsylvania) has won a writing fellowship from Headlands Center for the Arts’ prestigious  Artist-in-Residence program for 2015.

Work by Douglas Witmer. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Work by Douglas Witmer. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Tim McFarlane and Douglas Witmer have a show at Gray Contemporary that just opened, and runs through December 12.