Good Game Issue 2 debuts, So sorry David Bowie, plus Judith Schaechter, Blaise Tobia, Virginia Maksymowicz and You won’t believe the Opportunities

Gigantic Number of Opportunities Issue of the News Post! - Artblog editor


Let’s have a moment of silence for the great David Bowie, who made all  outsiders, aliens and artists in the world feel not so alone.  This seems to be the best photo page of the Thin White Duke.

Good Game, Sam Belkowitz's magazine of Philadelphia alternative art
Cover of the second issue of Good Game, a magazine by Sam Belkowitz

Sam Belkowitz’s magazine, Good Game, Issue 2, is ready to launch, with a Launch Party this Sunday, Jan. 17, 7-9 PM at Brickbat Books. Performances by Martha McDonald and Laura Baird. More about this issue here. Issue #1 is terrific. This one should be as well!

Contributors and artists include:
Cover: Joy Feasley
Creative Director: Sam Belkowitz
Design: Christopher van Auken
Editor: Elysa Voshell
Contributors: Nancy Brokaw, Elliott Sharp, Ellen Chenoweth, Katherine Rochester, Matt Kalasky, Jesse Pires, Laura Baird, and Jacob Bauer.

Featured Artists: Juliana Foster, Sam Belkowitz, Jamie Brett Treadwell, Micah Danges, Anna Neighbor, Jame Johnson, Brent Wahl, Stephan Abrams, Robert Rosenheck, Alex Gartelmann, Jonas Sebura, Matt Pruden, Daniel Gerwin, Annabelle Salle’, Alexis Granwell, Mark Stockton, Shelby Donnelly, Ted Casterline, Marc Zajack, Roxana Azar, Nami Yamamoto, Piper Brett, Erica Prince, and Sam Mapp.

2016 Makita Fan Calendar By: Emilia Brintnall & Thom Lessner


Several positions at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Sculpture

Assistant Professor of Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture for a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2016. The Department of Art & Art History at Dickinson College is a dynamic, combined department with five full-time studio artists and three full-time art historians. The department fosters a rigorous, critical investigation of art and art history; students connect his…

Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Ceramics

Assistant Professor of Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics for a one-year sabbatical replacement starting August 2016. Reappointment for an additional year or expansion of the position to full-time, tenure track may be possible pending approval of position and general compatibility with the Art & Art History program, faculty, staff and students. The Department of Art & Art History…


Via Julia Guerrero of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program – Open call for artists for new public art project at 37th and Market Streets. Application deadline is Friday, February 19th. More information below.

The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), Wexford Science and Technology and the University City Science Center (UCSC) are proud to announce a public art opportunity to be located at a new pocket park that is planned for the corner of 37th & Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Artists who wish to be considered for the project are invited to submit images of recent work.

The work of art is being commissioned to fulfill the PRA’s Percent for Art mandate, which requires that developers of projects on land acquired from or assembled by the PRA must dedicate 1% of their construction costs to commissioning original works of public art. The project is being developed by Wexford Science & Technology, a real estate investment and development company, with the University City Science Center, the nation’s first urban research park.

The work of art is to be part of a new corner ‘pocket’ park, which will be located at the northwest corner of 37th & Market Street. The pocket park will be the heart of uCity Square, the dynamic knowledge community at the University City Science Center. While the work of art must be located in the pocket park, the exact location and type of art work is specifically not defined in order to give artists the freedom to think creatively about all aspects of this project. Artists will be encouraged to think about what makes this development unique or compelling to them and use it as a starting point for thinking about the type of work that would be appropriate.

Please see the attached Call to Artists or check it out online here.


Via CFEVA…2016 NewCourtland Artist Fellowship to work with Seniors in Philadelphia

Stipend + Supply Stipend
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia in either Summer or Fall 2016. In order to apply, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings seniors from New Courtland programs together with school age children/teens to create a meaningful experience and a high quality artistic project. Work created by seniors and their school-aged partners during the 2016 Fellowship Program will be exhibited with the work of the artist fellows in a large, well publicized exhibition in Summer 2017.
Accepted artists will receive a fellowship award of $2,500. Once artists receive this award they will be responsible for conducting ten 1.5 hour workshops, attending several preliminary and post-workshop meetings, attending one sensitivity training session, and participating in an exhibition in Summer 2017. Artists will also be separately compensated for purchasing all necessary art supplies and professionally presenting the artwork created in their program for the final exhibition.
To apply to the 2016 NewCourtland Fellowship please visit CFEVA’s slideroom here and follow the application instructions.
For more details please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at 215 546-7775 x11 or See more at CFEVA website here.


Via Katie Adams…Twenty-Three Days at Sea: A Travelling Artist Residency

DEADLINE: Monday, February 15, 2016

Access Gallery, in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation, invites submissions for the second year of its Travelling Artist Residency Program, Twenty-Three Days at Sea. Twenty-Three Days at Sea grants selected emergent visual artists passage aboard cargo ships sailing from Vancouver, Canada to Shanghai. Crossing the Pacific Ocean takes approximately twenty-three days, during which time the artist will be considered “in residence” aboard the vessel.

There are many hundreds of residency programs worldwide. Twenty-Three Days at Sea follows the “aberrant” turn in artist residencies, in that it imposes specific conditions and constraints (the strictures of the port; the solitude of the freighter cabin; the expanse of the open sea) that will, in turn shape artists’ ideas and work. It offers the opportunity to integrate critical and creative practices into a new set of parameters, and the potential of challenging established routines, activities and assumptions. At its base, Twenty-Three Days at Sea asks artists to question what constitutes creative space, and to consider how time is experienced over the highly charged, yet largely invisible, spatial trajectory of a trans-Pacific shipping route. It offers a profoundly generative time and space—in the unconventional studio space of the cargo ship cabin—for focused research and the creation of provocative new ideas and work.

For the 2016-17 year, successful candidates will sail on separate freighters between the months of June and September, 2016.

The Objectives
The aim of this residency program is to generate a new work or body of work (which, depending upon the artists’ practices, may take place aboard the vessel or in the months following) in response to the sea voyage, which will then be exhibited before audiences at Access Gallery in the following months. For the extent of the residency voyage, artists will also be requested to keep a daily “log.” Subsequently published by Access, these logbooks will accumulate as an ongoing collection of bookworks, chronicling diverse responses to a shared experience of being at sea.

The Proposal
In keeping with our organizations’ mandates, proposals will be considered from emergent visual artists working in any and all media. Submissions will be adjudicated by committee and successful candidates will be notified in late March, 2016.

Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that consider issues resonant with sea travel and with the ubiquitous but, for most of us, largely invisible world of the global shipping industry. These may include, but are by no means limited to, matters of trans-Pacific connectivity, traffic and trade; maritime histories and culture; and, significantly, notions of time and space, since crossing a great expanse of water is experienced far differently on an ocean vessel than by more conventional air travel.

DEADLINE: Monday, February 15, 2016
See full application details for complete information.

Via Michelle Post – New Jersey Artists (or artists with a studio in New Jersey) – WheatonArts 2016 New Jersey Glass Workshop Application – “You do not need to know how to cast glass,” says Michelle, “This program is to expose artists working in other disciplines to discover this intriguing medium and how it could apply to their own work. This program is free (including hotel and meals). The only cost to the artist is travel to and from Millville.”

Application Deadline is February 15, 2016

In 2016, WheatonArts will offer a two part, seven-day intensive workshop during which six selected artists will be invited to learn about glass and glass making processes, and will be offered the opportunity to apply this intriguing material to their individual artistic aspirations. The workshop will take place July 26 – 30, 2016. There will be an additional 2 days, to be determined at a later date, added to the residency for cold working and packing.

This is an exceptional opportunity for artists to utilize one of the finest facilities of the glass medium, known internationally. Artists will work in the WheatonArts glass studio for the first five days. A second, two-day visit to finish the work will be scheduled during the first visit. The opportunity to communicate and consult with Hank Adams and other staff will be ongoing throughout the residency.

To learn more about WheatonArts visit the WheatonArts website. To apply for the NJ Glass Workshop click here.

Open Call: 2016 Young Art Critic Mentoring Program

CUE is currently seeking emerging writers to participate in the Young Art Critic Mentoring Program (YACMP) for the 2016 exhibition season. Co-presented with AICA USA (US section of International Association of Art Critics), the program provides six writers annually with the opportunity to work with an established art critic appointed by AICA to compose a long-form critical essay on one of CUE’s exhibiting artists. Over the course of two months, each writer conducts studio visits with an exhibiting artist and composes a long-form critical essay, which will be published by CUE in a printed exhibition catalogue and online. The program is open to writers of any age in the early stages of their careers. Writers are awarded a $300 unrestricted stipend. More information here.

For the 2016 season, the program is open to writers from:
+ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
+ New York metropolitan area
+ Georgia

To apply for the program, please submit three arts-related writing samples and a CV in PDF form to with the subject line Young Art Critic Application. To read past essays, browse the archive. Additional arts-related writing can be found at

Via Elyse Gonzalez, formerly of ICA, now at the Museum of Art, Santa Barbara…Santa Barbara Museum of Art seeks Curator of Photography. Details here.

Tenure track position in ceramics at KutztownDetails here.

Via Bob Cozzolino – PAFA seeks Curator of Modern Art

Details here.


The duo who run TandM studio, 4th Floor, Vox Building, Virginia Maksymowicz and Blaise Tobia, wrote to say they have no exhibition in their space this month because they are both “on the road”: Blaise has a solo show opening at the Episcopal Cathedral (reception this coming Friday, January 15) and Virginia has a solo show opening at Holy Family University, Jan. 13 and running to Feb 3. Virginia and Blaise are friends of Artblog and occasional Artblog contributors (see their great posts here). Congrats, you guys!

Judith Schaechter stained glass window at Eastern State Penitentiary
Judith Schaechter’s Battle of Carnival and Lent, installed for its debut showing at Eastern State Penitentiary, in 2012.

Via Claire Oliver Gallery…Congratulations, Judith Schaechter, beloved maker of dark stained glass fantasies that are like nobody else’s stained glass in the world! Schaechter’s glorious piece, “The Battle between Carnival and Lent” has been purchased by The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. The piece debuted in 2011-12 at Eastern State Penitentiary (read my story about the piece from 2012).