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Schomburg seminar at Taller Puertorriqueno, Lansdowne Arts Board makes waves, New Penn Design Dean, PMA gets big Dietrich collection, Plus Sid Sachs, Judith Schaechter, Pop Up Museum on Black Women’s Lives, Sad news of Joe Tiberino and Vaughn Stubbs, Plus Opportunities!

News today includes some sad passings, museum news you may not have heard and a couple great opportunities. - Artblog editor


Father of the renowned Powelton Village art family, Joe Tiberino died at age 77. From the Philadelphia Tribune:

Philadelphia’s art world lost a legend last week. Joseph Tiberino, patriarch of a family known to many as “The West Philly Wyeths,” died on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in the sprawling Powelton compound that was home to his family, his art studio and to the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum. He was 77. More here.

Well-loved and respected artist Vaughn Stubbs died at age 69. From the

Vaughn Stubbs, 69, a prominent African American artist in Philadelphia who worked in a variety of media, died of cancer Thursday at the Veterans Community Living Center, a Veterans Affairs hospice facility in University City. More here.


Panel at Taller Puertorriqueno last weekend discussing issues at 20th Annual Schomburg Symposium.
Panel at Taller Puertorriqueno last weekend discussing issues at 20th Annual Schomburg Symposium. L-R, David C. Brother ton, Tatiana Reinoza, Amber Henry

Congratulations, Taller Puertorriqueno on your 20th Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium! A standing room only crowd turned out for talk about Afrolatinidad identity and issues related to indigeneity, racial identity and immigration/deportation. More forthcoming in a report.

In case you missed it…Incoming Dean of Penn Design, Frederick Steiner, says he resigned as Dean at University of Texas in part over campus carry gun law, which permits individuals to carry weapons into classrooms and campus buildings. More here.

Sid Sachs’ Seductive Subversion: Women of Pop gets a nice shout out in Holland Cotter’s review of International Pop…”Of the American Pop painters selected, only three are women — Rosalyn Drexler, Jann Haworth and Marjorie Strider, who died in 2014. We know, however, from exhibitions like “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958-1968,” organized by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia five years ago, there were, and are, many more.” More here.

Lansdowne’s Arts Board is making waves in their community, with the second solo juried exhibit, by Jacque Liu, a favorite Artblog artist. “LILT: New Work by Jacque Liu” opens March 12 and runs through May 1, 2016. More about this new arts program, whose juror is Bridgette Mayer:

Over the next two years, the Juried Solo Exhibition Series will provide ​eight emerging and established regional artists the opportunity to showcase their work in an up-and-coming arts space, the newly renovated ​20*20 House.

The Full Juried Solo Exhibition Series:
September 2015 – Izaak Schlossman
March 2016 – Jacque Liu
September 2016 – sculptor Elisabeth Nickles
Spring 2017 – painters Leanne Grimes and Lisa Haskell
Fall 2017 – painters Anne Canfield and Jeff Carpenter
Spring 2018 – painter Gerard Brown

Located just six miles west of Center City, Lansdowne is a historic Borough that is proud of its architecture, its charming, tree-lined streets, and its long-standing focus on cultivating creative community. The Lansdowne Arts Board is dedicated to bringing artists of all career stages into the community to help develop Lansdowne as a leading center for artistic living. The 20*20 House is the new venue to launch this mission, featuring a beautiful first floor gallery with natural light and original architecture.

The 20*20 House is located at 20 Lansdowne Court, in Lansdowne, PA and will be open Saturdays and Sundays March 12 through May 1 from 12-4pm. ​Easily accessible by public transportation, the 20*20 House is one block from the Lansdowne stop on the Media / Elywn SEPTA train line. ​

Via – Philadelphia pop up museum dedicated to Black women’s lives! Read it and go visit! More here.

Carrie Mae Weems received high honor from Anderson Ranch – See Andrea Kirsh’s post about Weems and read more here.

In case you missed it, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquires more than 50 works of American art from bequest of Daniel W. Dietrich II, with major paintings by Thomas Eakins, Horace Pippin,
Edward Hopper, Cy Twombly, and more. The Museum has the painting by Hopper — the first Hopper painting to enter the collection — on display in Gallery 124 near the Great Stair Hall.

Other DETAILS: The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that its collection has been enriched by a bequest of American art from the late philanthropist and art collector Daniel W. Dietrich II. Additionally, the Museum has received an endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Dietrich’s charitable funds that will support a broad range of initiatives in the field of contemporary art.

The collection is rich in works by contemporary artists such as Cy Twombly, Philip Guston, Agnes Martin, Eva Hesse, and Paul Thek, and by other major twentieth-century American artists, among them Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and Horace Pippin. Mr. Dietrich was also a lifelong admirer of the nineteenth-century Philadelphia realist painter Thomas Eakins, and bequeathed to the Museum a major portrait by Eakins as well as photographs, drawings, and a large cache of Eakins-related archival materials.

Daniel W. Dietrich II lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He had a lifelong interest in the arts, including theater, music, film, literature, and the visual arts. He was a longtime supporter of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He also provided significant support to many other cultural institutions, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Association for Public Art, for which he acquired Symbiosis, Roxy Paine’s large-scale sculpture located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


Judith Schaechter gets a wonderful Q&A that digs deep into craft, art, theory, history and more. Really good read. Read it here and check out a 2007 Artblog studio visit with Schaechter here.


Via Amze Emmons…

Sculpture Assistant Professor Position

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applications for the (tenure track) position of Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of active research/creative practice and an emerging or established reputation within the expanded field of sculpture. A studio MFA is required. Two years teaching experience beyond graduate school is preferred. The Lamar Dodd School of Art looks to hire an entrepreneurial artist who would be excited to lead and renew our sculpture program, rethinking its trajectory within a diversely constituted art school. Candidates with a comprehensive understanding of new technologies, digital modeling and output, performance and installation, as well as traditional forms are highly desirable. Curricular development and coordination with our studio support team are important components of this appointment. A candidate whose teaching and research can take advantage of opportunities for collaboration within the School of Art and the University at large will be viewed favorably. Read more here.

Video Open Call at ICEBOX! Our friends at the Icebox Project Space have come up with a variety of formats for video submissions for their annual video program. This year there are shorts, panoramic shorts, panorama longs and meme videos. Check out the complete information online at the link below.

The Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts is pleased to announce the 20/92 VIDEO OPEN CALL FOR 2016. The 20/92 Video Festival is a rare opportunity to exhibit your work in a gallery environment, at unique scale and format. Located in Philadelphia, PA, The Icebox Project Space is one of the largest exhibition spaces in the city at nearly 5,000 sq.ft., and has a dedicated projection system which allows for a continuous image to be cast upon its eastern wall, at a maximum size of 20’ x 92’ with a resolution of 3646 x 768.

For the 2016 20/92 Video Festival we are accepting videos entries for the following categories: Shorts – Video formatted at 4:3 or 16:9 and between 1- 5 minutes.

$15 Entry Fee The screening of shorts as part of the 20/92 video screening will take place on Thursday May 12th at 7pm and again at 8pm, and throughout the day Friday May 13th.

PANORAMIC shorts – Submissions should utilize the full 3646 x 768 resolution and be no longer then two minutes. $15 Entry Fee The screening of Panoramic Shorts as part of the 20/92 video screening will take place on Thursday May 12th at 7:30pm and again at 8:30, and throughout the day Friday May 13th.

P A N O R A M I C – Submissions should utilize the full 3646 x 768 resolution and be no longer then 30 minutes. $15 Entry Fee This program will be screened throughout the day on Saturday May 14th during regular gallery hours. 12-6pm.

Experimental Format – Artist may submit numerous videos to be arranged throughout the allowable 20’x 92’ screen. Submissions can be no longer then 5 minutes. Each submission should include a PDF of the video layout including and not limited to dyptics and untraditionally placed single projections. $15 Entry Fee The screening of panoramic shorts as part of the 20/92 video screening will take place on Thursday May 12th at 9pm, and throughout the day Friday May 13th.

_________________ Short [repeat] – The meme category. If selected your video will be included with other selected video works and arranged to create a 92ft x 20ft mosaic. Because of the nature of this screening, no formal submission/fee is required (FREE), please just email your name, 50 word bio, and with video attached as an MOV. file. Due to the complexity of this program, all submissions for this category only must be received by April 18th. The screening of shorts [repeat] as part of the 20/92 video screening .

BE AWARE that acoustics in a space this large are unpredictable, and speech frequently become lost in the echo and inaudible.

GO FOR MORE INFO AND TO ENTER! All entries (barring the shorts [repeat] memes) must be sent to by NOON, MONDAY APRIL 11th!

Via Gaby Heit – Call for Art: OUT OF FRAME OUT OF FRAME

is a curated online exhibition showcasing work defined as Disruptive Tech. * dis-rup-tive (adj.) troublesome, unruly, badly behaved, rowdy, disorderly, undisciplined, wild As part of Philly Tech Week 2016 (April 29th – May 7th), this project is seeking artists whose technology-based works disrupt systems. Websites, software, apps, twitter feeds, any tech-based works that disrupt with tech, through tech or in contrast to tech. Open to all artists! Submission Guidelines: A one-page description including an explanation on how this project demonstrates Disruptive Tech, with a link to the project live. Include your website and a one-page CV. Please use PDF format for all documents. NO submission fee. There will be a $10 participation fee for selected artists. Complete submissions are due Tuesday, March 15, to