Jennifer Levonian-WHYY animation-collaboration, A.M. Weaver co-curates Prizm Art Fair, Constance E. Clayton Fellowship at PMA, Abigail DeVille, Ted Passon, Shawn Thornton plus Opportunities

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More from Miami – Philadelphia curator and Artblog contributor A.M. Weaver was part of the curatorial team for the Prizm Art Fair 2015.  Others on the team include Mikhaile Solomon and Rosie Gordon-Wallace. The 18-person exhibit at Prizm features works addressing issues related to race relations around the world.

Jennifer Levonian studio
Jennifer Levonian’s studio in 2011 showing work in progress on a stop-action animation

Artblog favorite, Jennifer Levonian, collaborated with WHYY’s Peter Crimmins on an animation about a new play on Frank Rizzo — very nice collaboration!  Listen to our 2011 podcast with Jennifer.

Listen to our 2011 podcast with Jennifer –



Position Overview: The Curatorial Assistant provides essential administrative and programmatic support to ensure an efficient role out of the ICA’s ambitious calendar of exhibitions. Duties include communicating with artists, galleries, outside curators and lenders in relation to the production of exhibitions; researching artists; maintaining exhibition checklists and timeline; coordinating mailings related to exhibitions; arranging hotel and travel for artists and curators; assisting curators with catalogue production; processing image requests; working with book designers to maintain publication production schedule and overseeing curatorial interns. Ability to operate office equipment and general mobility throughout the building required. Full-time schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and events as required.

Qualifications: BA degree in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or equivalent experience required. MA or graduate work in Art History or Curatorial Studies preferred. A minimum of 2 years professional work in museum, gallery or equivalent setting. Experience working with contemporary artists preferred. A working knowledge of art history and an interest in contemporary art. Candidates must be highly detail-oriented and accurate, have demonstrated superior writing skills, possess strong verbal communication skills, and be skilled in computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and salary history to When applying include “Curatorial Assistant” in subject line of email. The ICA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Constance E. Clayton Fellowship at PMA

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (PMA) African American Collections Committee has been chaired since its inception in 2000 by Dr. Constance Clayton, former Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public Schools. The Constance E. Clayton Fellowship offers upcoming or recent M.A. graduates in Art History or related fields from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or other institutions with the opportunity to gain professional experience in preparation for a career as a curator or museum educator.

The Constance E. Clayton Fellow will be mentored by a committee of members of the museum’s senior staff who will serve as a resource for his or her professional development.

Eligible applicants will be expected to have completed at a minimum a M.A. in Art History or a related field with an expressed interest in curatorial studies or museum education. An interest in working with the museum’s collection of African-American art is preferred, but not necessary. The successful candidate will receive a competitive annual salary, standard museum benefits and a stipend for travel and research. Applications closed Dec. 1.



Artblog favorite, Abigail DeVille, is featured in a great-sounding survey show of art by women at Hauser Wirth and Schimmel, Los Angeles.

Congratulations to Artist/filmmaker Ted Passon, one of 51 2016 Artists in Residence at The Headlands

Shawn Thornton painting Fleisher-Ollman Gallery
Shawn Thornton painting from the Fleisher-Ollman Winter Invitational, 2008

Shawn Thornton’s colorful, system-fueled paintings will be featured at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, in April, 2016