News post – Here’s to 2015!


New work by Jaime Alvarez.
New work by Jaime Alvarez.

Jaime Alvarez has given us nearly a full year’s worth of the Artist’s I’ve Shot, but, like most things, it must come to an end. He’s coming off this by returning to the studio for some still lives, one of which is above, and continuing to post more work on his tumblr, Thanks for all the great work, Jaime – we loved every bit of the exposure you gave to some of your favorite artists!

Coming up in the New Year for Vox Populi is Aux’s 4th Curatorial Fellow, Anthony Romero, who’s bringing a suite of programming to the space. Romero is presenting May I say a few words? – a series of programs that consider the voice as “an instrument of liberation, communication, performance, and the body.” The series takes place over 6 nights from mid-January to mid-March 2015 and promises artists presenting lectures, screenings, performances, and conversations. the potential of the voice.




Jed Williams Gallery in Bella Vista is hosting a two-day show displaying artwork of Bella Vista residents, both amateur and professional. If you’re a residents interested in displaying work, submit an email to with 3-5 digital images of work, a description of the work, a short bio or artist statement and contact information by January 14, 2015. The show’s at Jed Williams Gallery, at 615 Bainbridge St, and includes a selection of submitted works on display and for sale. All artists who submit work (whether they end up getting their actual artwork displayed at the gallery or not) have the option of having images of their submitted work featured in a digital slideshow during the event. The two events are, first, the Bella Vista Resident Art Show Opening on January 24, 5-7pm; and, second, the Bella Vista Resident Art Show Family Event on January 25, 10-12pm, in which little ones (of any age!) and their parents are welcome to view the Bella Vista resident art show, enjoy coffee and light fare and make a craft to take home.

Time’s a wastin’ for ONWARD Compe submissions. Entry is $25 for the first photo and $10 for each additional image. Each artist may submit up to ten images. Compé is open to anyone who hasn’t had a contract with a commercial gallery. Participating photographers retain their rights to all of their images.

Artist News

Eye on door, Spook-A-Rama, Coney Island, 2005.
Eye on door, Spook-A-Rama, Coney Island, 2005.


Lisa Kereszi has two pieces in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008 at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT from January 31, 2015 – May 31, 2015. If you are not in the area, catch it on its national tour:
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, July 11, 2015 – October 13, 2015; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, November 20, 2015 – March 13, 2016; or McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 2016 – September 11, 2016.

Constance Culpepper, "Plant Life." Photo courtesy of the artist.
Constance Culpepper, “Plant Life.” Photo courtesy of the artist.


Constance Culpepper’s last show opened December 19, 2014, and you can see it until January 17, 2015 at Snowflake Salon’s Biennial Winter Invitational 2014. It ends with a closing Tea Party that day from 4 – 6 pm. And there’s more: coming up, she and Melissa Maddonni Haims are appearing in a show of Interior Paintings & Knitted Sculpture from March 10 – April 8, 2015, at Ringling College of Art + Design’s Englewood Center for the Arts. There’s an artists’ talk and reception on March 14, 2015 2 – 4pm.

In case we don’t see you around in the next day….Happy New Year from the Artblog!!