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David Dempewolf’s Peculiar Velocity at PAFA, Margaret Kearney’s teach-ins at Crane Arts, Tyler Kline+Sarah Zimmer+Lee Tusman at Flux Factory, Stanek Gallery opens, UCPP art for children, TSA gets ink on Miami, plus a treasure chest full of Opportunities!

Lots of great opportunities in this week's News! Along with some great links and other tidbits - artblog editor



Peculiar Velocity, group exhibit at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Via David Dempewolf, co-director of Marginal Utility galleryPeculiar Velocity at PAFA, organized by Dempewolf. The show opens tomorrow (Dec. 9, 5PM-7PM) and Dempewolf gives a talk at 6PM.

Peculiar Velocity is a thought experiment that examines works of art made by students and teachers from the PAFA Certificate and MFA programs from 1992-1999, who formed an ephemeral community through complementary aesthetic concerns.
David Dempewolf (Certificate 1998, MFA faculty 2011-present) selected the works in this exhibition from his memories of his time as a student at PAFA.

Bethany Ayers,
Jan Baltzel,
Heiko Blankestein,
Marina Borker,
Astrid Bowlby,
Eric Brown,
Alexander Cheves,
Michael Gallagher,
Eurhi Jones,
Michael Kowbuz,
Nancy Lewis,
Yuri Makoveychuk
Justin Matherly,
Eric McDade,
Jen Macdonald
David McShane,
Dan Miller,
Alex Minott,
Steven Nocella,
Sarah Peters,
Jody Pinto,
Scott Rigby,
Marc Andre Robinson,
Rob Roesch,
Tony Rosati,
Hiro Sakaguchi,
Judith Schaechter,
Mark Shetabi,
Kevin Strickland,
Emily Thompson,
Helen Uger,
Ron Wyffels

Via Gee Wesley…Margaret Kearney is organizing a teach and learn event at Crane Arts Archive Space Feb-April, 2016. Want to share your ideas/skills, get in touch with Margaret Kearney, who is looking for teachers and learners.  Kearney, by the way, is a Midwest transplant to Philadelphia, an artist, designer and RISD grad with a background in textile making and community listening. More at her website:

From Kearney…I’ve been offered a space at the Crane Arts Building where I’ll be curating a series of community skill sharing events this February through April!

Very briefly, the idea of this exercise is to maximize the potential of short, community lead workshops to create dynamic relationships between participants as a strategy for fostering community resilience. Participants will switch between learner/teacher/learner so as to create a space where peers learn from each other and intentionally discover the enormous potential of the groups we move in and out of each day. The hope in this is to create kinship from shared making/doing experiences in a safe environment.

I’m beginning to develop the structure for this plan and would love to invite you:

1. To attend!
2. To share any feedback or ideas you have about this project!
3. To TEACH!!

You all have considerable talents in many fields, and I would love to learn from all of you. This is the main reason for the email because if there aren’t people interested in teaching, it will be hard to create a space for teaching/learning. This could be ANYTHING. Some of year are in the habit of teaching frequently– I’d invite you to teach on whatever you’re used to teaching or feel free to take this opportunity to try something entirely new! (e.g. if you are a dance teacher, you could teach dance but you could also lead a session on writing poetry or chopping vegetables efficiently). If teaching isn’t your thing, this can also be interpreted as FACILITATING (as in, you could bring a reading and facilitate a discussion on it, or facilitate a roundtable on an issue).

I’ve created this form, where you can share your availability and what you may be interested in teaching– it is not a commitment, just a space to share that you might be interested in being part of this project. More details on what exactly this entails can also be found on that form.

Please feel free to forward to anyone you know who you’d like to create space to learn from or who you think might be otherwise interested.

Thank you for your interest, help, and support!


Ocean Terrace Hotel in Miami
Artist Run exhibit organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Satellite Art Fair took place in Miami at the Ocean Terrace Hotel, soon to be demolished. Image courtesy of Huffington Post

Tiger Strikes Asteroid and their colleagues at Satellite Art Fair, who organized the Artist Run exhibit in Miami for the Art Fairs, got some great ink in the Huffington Post. Congrats!!


Via The Week Here at Tyler –

DUE Friday, January 15: Witt Residency. The Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Roman J.Witt Residency Program. The annual program supports the production of new artistic work by a visiting artist/designer through a one-year residency that allows the artists to work at the school and collaborate with students and faculty. Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 for project materials. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished. The residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Ideal candidates will value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. A $10 application fee to offset the cost of media uploads and storage is required at the time of submission. See the Stamps website for complete program guidelines, information about last year’s resident, and application procedures.

Via Roses Madrigale – Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Invites Applications From Women Artists

The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts, specifically writers and visual artists, in the United States and Canada.

Grants of up $1,500 will be awarded to women poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and mixed-genre (illustration and text) artists whose work in some way focuses on women. Priority will be given to projects that have been initiated or are well under way and for which the artist has substantial work to show.

The fund does not support theater, playscripts, videos, or work that is or will be self-published. It also does not provide funds for editing services, business projects, or emergency situations for people in need.

Individuals working in fiction, mixed genres, and visual arts must apply by December 31, 2015. The deadline for nonfiction and poetry writers is June 30, 2016.

As of this year, the foundation no longer accepts applications by physical mail. A processing fee of $25 is required to submit an online application.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of previously funded projects, visit the BDMF website.

Link to Complete RFP

Via Terri Saulin Frock…Kohler Residencies including Kohler/Corning joint residency

Applications for the 2017 residencies are now being accepted from December 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016. Click here for the online application. Required Application Materials
–20 images of your strongest work
–A resume or CV
–Project proposal of 200 words or less accompanied by proposal images
–List of four professional references
For more information on the application process, please contact the Arts/Industry coordinator at (920) 694-4548.

Visual Artist Fellowship – Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
DEADLINE- December 15, 2015

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Visual Artist Fellowship application is available on-line. All professional visual artists are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2015.
The Visual Artist Fellowship is designed to help artists within 100 miles of Philadelphia reach new levels in their career. Artists will be asked to demonstrate a vision for the next stage of their professional or artistic practice and a clear plan for CFEVA’s proposed role in reaching it. Artists will be selected based on the merit of their artwork, a demonstrated ability to reach stated goals, their vision for the next level in their practice, and CFEVA’s ability to support them in this effort.
Three artists will be selected to receive a full range of career support over the two-year Fellowship. In addition, selected artists will receive a $1000 award and up to $3000 to cover expenses related to the proposed activity.
We invite all artists to apply with their current needs and ideas regardless of their status as emerging, mid career, or established.

Please note each application is reviewed carefully and all applicants are also eligible for exhibitions, sales, teaching, and other opportunities through CFEVA.
For the electronic application, please visit

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Final application deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information or questions, contact Genevieve Coutroubis

Full Time (10 month) tenure track Assistant Professor in Sculpture and 3D Design at Rowan University – Deadline to apply Dec. 20, 2015

Job Number: 16GF5169295
Category: Faculty – College of Communication & Creative Arts
Facility: Rowan Main Campus
Department: Art
Status: Regular Full-time
Internal/External: External
Deadline Date: 12/20/2015
Salary: Competitive
Location: Glassboro, NJ
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The Department of Art welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture and 3D Design to join the department September 1, 2016.

The successful candidate will primarily teach all levels of undergraduate sculpture courses from beginning to advanced in the BFA, BA and general studies areas.

Responsibilities will include teaching, research and creative scholarship, service, and leadership in building the sculpture area vision and curriculum. The candidate will be designated as the Studio Coordinator of Sculpture and be responsible for all aspects of the sculpture program including curriculum design, supervision of adjunct faculty and student technical assistants, involvement in the mentorship of students, analysis of equipment needs and development of equipment budget requests, and an active commitment to assessing and maintaining all health and safety standards. Teaching in the area will require a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills in the following areas: traditional processes of working with wood, metal, plaster, mixed media and digital media integration within the context of contemporary theory and practices. Basic knowledge of 3D rapid prototyping, digital modeling, multiple object design production and interdisciplinary fine art and design collaborative applications are preferred. The successful candidate should also have experience operating and maintaining a foundry with specific techniques and methods for iron, bronze and alloy metal manipulation. In addition to the primary assignment in sculpture, the candidate will have the opportunity to teach art majors in the foundation core and other courses, which range from introductory to advanced levels. Individuals whose orientation is interdisciplinary and/or cross‐disciplinary in the areas of fine art and design are encouraged to apply.

• Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture or related studio arts area from a
60‐semester hour graduate program.
• Minimum of 3 years of undergraduate teaching experience
• Active record of exhibitions and work demonstrating commitment to research/creative and scholarly activity.
• Demonstrated ability and knowledge in a wide range of both traditional and contemporary sculpture techniques, media and practices in both fine art and design.
• Experience in wood, metal, plaster, mold making, and contemporary methods, (i.e., rubber, polyurethane)
• Interest and willingness to embrace 3D digital fabrication processes (i.e., 3D printing rapid prototype and laser cutting)
• Experience in curricular design and implementation for all levels of instruction in sculpture/3-D Design. Ability to lead and provide strategic vision in building programs and integrating interdisciplinary ideas and skills.
• Experience and knowledge in the maintenance and operation of sculpture facilities, resources, tools and equipment.
• Demonstrated record of service, outreach and public awareness in academic and broader community organizations.

This tenure track position carries an expectation of successful creative activity or scholarly research and publication with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development and academic and career advisement of students. Teamwork, collegiality, professionalism and service on committees in the department, college and university are expected.

The Department of Art is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. The department offers a BFA in Studio Art, BFA with a Specialization in Graphic Design, BFA with a Specialization in Biomedical Art and Visualization, BA in Studio Art, and a BA with BA in Education/Endorsement in Teaching.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system.

Applications must be received by December 20, 2015.

Submissions must include a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement of creative/scholarly agenda, 20 examples of current work, 20 examples of student work (including 3D Design), three names of current references with their addresses and phone numbers, and any other pertinent supporting materials.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Hottle at:

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


Stanek Gallery opens in Old City

Stanek Gallery was founded by artists, Katherine Stanek ( and Deborah Fine (, who collaborated to open a new venue in Philadelphia that provides local art enthusiasts with a refreshing gallery experience uniquely presented from the curator’s point of view.Unlike anything on the Philadelphia art scene, Stanek and Fine are inviting select curators to choose what goes on display in their gallery. Serving the niche of an ever-changing point of view by circulating the curators and the work, visitors to Stanek Gallery are presented with endless options and constant excitement.

“Inspirations” marks the first exhibition at Stanek Gallery, running from November 20, 2015 through January 20, 2016. The next exhibition will kick off in January 2016 with an entirely new collection of artists. Curated by prominent artist, Hilarie V. Hawley, Curator of The Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship collection and Pennsylvania Trust Investment Management collection, the next exhibition promises to be as diverse and exciting as the first.
For more information about Stanek Gallery, visit them online at

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown win 2016 AiA gold medal – Read the two articles:
Inga Saffron –

Via Doris Langerman, friend of Artblog, who is on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity –

I think you’ll be inspired by the joy the A.R.T. program brings to people with disabilities served by United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity….

I love that it highlights their abilities rather than disabilities. We’re planning to expand the program to include children in 2016.

For the whole story, click on

More information at


Tyler Kline and Sarah Zimmer are in Test Patterns at FluxFactory. The show is co-curated by Lee Tusman

Test Patterns is a group exhibition that examines the ways in which we interact with technological standards. Technological standards are visual, auditory, and mathematical references usually held by groups of people to define a physical measurement. The works in Test Patterns offer an affectionate exploration of individual and collective agency claimed over technology, while exposing the limitations inherent in “universal” calibration techniques.

From color bars and tones to Pictures of Facial Affect (Ekman & Friesen 1976), the artists of Test Patterns have created their own patterns and standards–and have, in some cases, used pre-existing ones–as raw material to interpret, process, and generate entirely new artworks. This exhibit features work from seventeen artists who respond to technical standards using sculpture, drawing, video, sound art, performance, computation, and other media.

Participating artists include: Tom Burtonwood, Claire Corey, Jason Eppink, Louise Foo, Genevieve Hoffman, Noémie Jennifer, Tyler Kline, Patrick LeMieux, Jesse Malmed, Douglas McCulloh, Eric Mika; PARTYSHARD, Martha Skou, Kate Speidel, Cha Tori, A.P. Vague and Sarah Zimmer.

Curated by Maddie Hewitt and Roopa Vasudevan. Co-curated by Lee Tusman.