Congratulations PMA, PAFA, Lily Yeh, Kudos Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Isaac Lin, Joe Boruchow, Thanks Ann-Marie LeQuesne, Icebox, Paddy Johnson, Marie Elcin, ICA, Scott Kip, Jeanne Jaffe, Kathleen Vaccaro, plus mega-heaping helping of Opportunities

Lots of great creative opportunities in today's News Post, along with some congratulatory news and other tidbits!


Joe Boruchow mural in West Philadelphia
Joe Boruchow, new mural, 33re St. in West Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Streets Department!

Thanks, Streets Dept for posting Joe Boruchow’s latest and biggest (and greatest!) mural recently.

Marie Elcin organized a show at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.  It’s part of a fiber/peace project started by a Danish artist. Marie says:

“I participated originally in 2012 along with some of my embroidery students at Fleisher Art Memorial. Well, the project has come full circle for me as I’m hosting the traveling exhibit of over 300 embroidered handkerchiefs at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral at 38th and Chestnut. Viewing hours are Monday-Thursday11-1 pm, and Sundays 9-12 (during services). The exhibit will be on view October 1st-31st
For more information on the project you can visit and

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art are finalists in the Global Fine Art Awards  in the category “Modern.”

Pafa gets the award for its The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement

PMA for Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting

Congratulations! Am I the only one who hasn’t heard of these awards?


This one is for the youngsters among us – Get your talent on and apply! Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are now open for applications for students in grades 7-12.
Art or writing Deadline for Phila region students: 12/11/2015

Writing award application for Philly region here:
Art award application for Philly region here:

Open Call Announcement The St. Claire

Our wonderful colleagues at the The St. Claire have an open call for entries for their next publication:
Deadline: Monday, November 2 at 11:59PM
More information:

Via Gee WesleyAutomat has an open call for poets for an event Nov. 19 at the gallery.

Deadline: October 25th, 2015 12am
Open to poets in the greater Philadelphia area, and those willing to travel to the event.
Event date: November 19th, 2015 7pm-10pm

In an attempt to open artistic opportunities across disciplines, AUTOMAT Collective is seeking submissions from poets for a one-night casual poetry reading for November 19th. We are seeking five poets for spoken word dialogue related to contemporary life in a digital age, in the broadest sense. How does the digital age impact personal relationships, work life, and general existence? What is the opposite of this reality, the antithesis? What are the permeating and inescapable facts of life that are determined by the here-and-now glow of the computer screen? How is the digital age reflected in the written word? All of these ideas are up for consideration at this informal event consisting of a pre-event mixer, poetry reading, and Q&A session. To be considered, please submit samples of your work to and CC .

Poster for Kathleen Vaccaro art exhibit Trocadero Philadelphia
Kathleen Vaccaro poster for event at Trocadero


Via Kathleen Vacarro, friend of artblog and former contributor:

Please join me at the Trocadero Theater on Tues., Oct. 20th from 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm for a visual and performing arts show hosted by RAW Artists. There will be artwork, music, fashion, dancers, and drinks. The Trocadero is a beautiful old theater.

To get the lower ticket price of $15, please purchase your tickets before Oct. 10th through my artist site below.

Tickets are $15 online and can be purchased through my RAW page:
There is a green link at the top that says “buy a ticket for this artist.”

The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Two programs from ICA in conjunction with their current and outstanding shows – Becky Suss and Christopher Knowles Run, do not walk, to see these shows. Here’s the programs:

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6:30PM at ICA, The two who co-curated the Knowles exhibit, writer, commentator Hilton Als and Senior Curator Anthony Elms will talk about the organizing the show, and about Knowles. Free, Information here;

Monday, October 12, 6:30PM at Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 – Robert Wilson, avant garde theatrical heavyweight, known for work with Philip Glass and others, and who collaborated with Christopher Knowles, will reflect on his theatrical work and in particular on the work with Knowles. This is the ICA’s Lauder Lecture on Contemporary Art. Free – Registration required:

Via Paddy Johnson and AFCGreater New York list announced:

“Basically, all we can tell you is that the show will offer wider look at the New York Contemporary scene than in years past where the focus has been on emerging artists. We’ve got dead male New York artists (Richard Artschwager, William Greaves, Lebbeus Woods, Gordon Matta Clarke). We’ve got establishment artists (Dara Birnbaum, Red Grooms, David Hamons, Charles Atlas). We’ve got mid-career artists (Michael Bell-Smith, Fia Backstrom, Seth Price). And we’ve got emerging artists. (Sondra Perry, Rebecca Patek, Bunny Rogers – all of whom we’ve lauded here.)”

Full list here:


Jeanne Jaffe Elegy for Tesla Rowan University
Jeanne Jaffe, Elegy for Tesla, Rowan University. Animatronic puppets, stop motion video, sculptural installation, theatrical, blockbuster, sleeper.

Don’t Miss It #1 – Jeanne Jaffe’s Elegy for Tesla at Rowan University.  Opening reception with artist presentation and panel discussion, Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-8PM. Information:

Scott Kip Transitional Objects at Marginal Utility
Family viewing in the wonder-haus that is Scott Kip’s Transitional Objects at Marginal Utility.

Don’t Miss It #2 – Scott Kip’s Transitional Objects at Marginal Utility
To Oct. 25. More information:

Ann-Marie LeQuesne Fanfare for Crossing the Road performance filmed
Ann-Marie LeQuesne’s Fanfare for Crossing the Road, Philadelphia. Screening Oct. 8 at Icebox

Don’t Miss It #3 – Ann-Marie LeQuesne’s Fanfare and Crescendo at the Icebox. Thursday, October 8, 6PM at The Icebox Project Space.  More information:

Two for Lily Yeh! Hooray! Lily Yeh gets National Leadership Award from Guild for Community Arts Education. Congratulations, Lily!

Come to the Mural Re-Dedication at the Village of Arts and Humanities of Lily’s 1986 community mural in Ile Ife Park. The Village and Mural Arts worked together to restore Lily’s original mural. Come help dedicate it. It will be a party, with music, performances, and BBQ! October 27, 5-7pm (Rain Date, Nov 2) at The Village’s Ile Ife Park, 2544 Germantown Ave.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright X Wave pillow
XWave pillow by Andrew Jeffrey Wright, on sale now at Annabelle. Photo courtesy of Anna McCraney

Holidays are coming – Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Isaac Lin have what you need at Annabelle! But shop now for these limited edition, time sensitive products.

We work with established and up and coming fine artists making unique products in limited edition. Check back every week to see what we dreamed up with our featured collaborators! To consult to have your own products made, click on Custom to learn more!

See more about the artists Annabelle works with here:
Andrew Jeffrey Wright XWave pillow ($65) available until october 19th

Isaac Lin Custom scarf ($165) featured Oct 1-14.

Tyler Kline installation 2014 Force Field
Tyler Kline, installation for Force Field, 2014

Tyler Kline is featured in Hyperallergic Labs with his installation for Force Field in 2014.