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Virgil Marti, Untitled, 1995, inkjet print, 39 x 50.5". Purchase Award: Works on Paper 1996.
Virgil Marti, Untitled, 1995, inkjet print, 39 x 50.5″. Purchase Award: Works on Paper 1996.

Arcadia is rebooting their important Works on Paper juried show! The Survey of Purchase Prizes (1978 – 2009) is on view through March 15, featuring 24 works acquired for the school’s permanent collection through its juried “Works on Paper” series. Organized as part of the gallery’s spring celebration of its 30th anniversary at the Spruance Art Center, the show  includes work by Robert Asman, Bo Bartlett, Alysa Bennet, Joseph Danciger, Dominic Episcopo, Carl Fudge, Michael Garrity, Margaretta Gilboy, David Goerk, A.P. Gorny, Marilyn Holsing, James Johnson, Lois Johnson, Virgil Marti, Patricia Moss-Vreeland, Robert T. Pannell, W. Barret Pope, Richard wProctor, Jill A. Rupinski, Judith Schaechter, Anne Seidman, Janet Towbin, Carla Tudor, and Barbara Woodall. The closing reception is on Thursday, March 12, 4:30 – 8 PM at Arcadia’s Spruance Art Center.

Work by Albert Paley. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Work by Albert Paley. Photo courtesy of the artist.

There’s an upcoming award presentation and reception for Albert Paley, who is receiving the Tyler Tribute Award. Presenting the award in conjunction with the Tyler Annual Student Exhibition, the event is on Saturday, March 28, with a 5 PM reception and exhibition viewing, followed by the 6 PM award presentation and remarks. Held at Tyler School of Art, RSVP by March 18, 2015. 

The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) has a brand new acquisition – the Prince Theater. Located at 1412 Chestnut Street in Center City, the Prince has the largest screen in Philadelphia, and 470 seats. Congratulations on the new home, PFS!

Eat at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts? Sure! The campus now includes Tableau, a full-service café with an expanded menu and extended hours. pen to the public on the ground floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building. With food by STARR Restaurants Catering Group, of course, the fare includes sandwiches, salads, soups and baked goods made fresh daily, plus a full coffee bar serving La Colombe and a selection of beer and wine.


If seeing the namesake of our own Camac appeals to you, here’s a great one! The multidisciplinary camac art centre with Fondation Ténot is offering three residencies to one visual artist, one writer, and one musician or composer. Camac is located an hour away from Paris in the village of Marnay sur Seine within the scenic region of Champagne-Ardenne. Each residency is two months long in 2015 or 2016, with dates to be arranged by mutual agreement between the artist and the institution, board and lodging. Accomodations include a private  bedroom with bathroom, and an individual studio. The laureate must provide his/her own visas and health insurance, and the bursary doesn’t provide travel expenses. For the visual arts residency, eligibility is extended to professional artists of established ability or emergent artists. The candidate must be motivated and open to discussion on contemporary art practice and the challenge of visual arts, as well as willing to conduct workshops or make a presentation of his/her work to the public. Recipients are requested to contribute one of their works to camac’s permanent collection. To apply, send the filled-out application form on camac’s website with the subject line “Fondation Ténot bursary” directly to camac together with the following documents:

– A curriculum vitae
– A recent photograph
– A project proposal for the residency period (one to three pages)
– Two testimonials
– Ten images of recent work

Please remember to include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage in your initial application package.Download the application form here, and send your application package before July 31 (postmarked). Applications can also be sent by email to

The fourteenth edition of International Talent Support, or ITS 2015, is calling for entries by March 23. This competition for jewelry, fashion and accessory designers is a chance for students and recent graduates  to show their work and meet jurors including  Marina Abramovic, Franca Sozzani, Nicola Formichetti, Floriane de Saint-Pierre, Harold Koda, Viktor & Rolf, Raf Simons, Antonio Marras, Nick Knight, Johnny Coca, Manish Arora, Nicholas Kirkwood, and journalists/bloggers like Hilary Alexander, Cathy Horyn, Susie Bubble, Evelina Khromtchenko and many more.  Note that the website is fairly packed with details, so make sure you read through carefully before applying. The application is free, and transporation to Italy is covered for selected applicants!

Artist News

The poster for “Pressure Washing,” by Matthew Rose. Photo courtesy of Converge Gallery.

Matthew Rose has a show at Converge Gallery in Williamsport PA, his second time solo outing there. Pressure Washing: An Indiscreet But Satisfying Rapture, which opened 6 March and runs until 25 April 2015, is already replete with photos and other documentation.

Nancy Spero and many, many other artists are in the ranks of the latest version of do it at the Crawford Campus Center Gallery at The Episcopal Academy, on view until April 3. As the “youngest” version of this 20 year old international art show, do it began in Paris in 1993 as a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier. This version is coordinated by Susan Coote, Gallery Coordinator at EA and local curator for do it EA. They’ve had the entire EA Community involved from Pre – k through 12th grade, plus teachers, parents, staff and alumni, do it EA has been an incredible cross disciplinary learning tool. Organized around the instructions submitted by artists, venues choose at least 20 instructional works to present from a list of 250. Definitely check out the project website, which is loaded with huge, beautiful pictures of many of the pieces from various venues, including Episcopal.

If you were still considering the Bjork retrospective at MoMA…don’t. It is, in the eloquent words of Artnet’s Ben Davis, “really, really bad.”