Artnet anoints Philly next art getaway city, Alex Bard+Pap Souleye Fall Process to PMA, Eileen Neff gets Guggenheim, Fjord returns, Lewis Colburn makes at Glen Foerd, Plus Opportunities at Baldwin and Napoleon


Publication News #1 – Congratulations to the 3 galleries and 4 museums who appeared in’s recent article “7 Reasons Why Philadelphia Is the Best Place for Your Next Art Getaway!”

Publication News #2 – The New Yorker is on an Art Roll…This week’s magazine has Ariel Levy’s piece on the fabulous late artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Procession of Art and Artists
Art Procession last Sunday from University of the Arts to the Art Museum

Via Tyler Kline…An Art Procession last Sunday
Artists Alex Bard, Pap Souleye Fall, Stefan Vlahovic, Allyson Rebecca Gallagher and others processed up South Broad Street to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. More photos at Tyler’s Facebook posting.

Little Fjord comes back soon. Artblog favorite, FJORD is coming back, in a new space at Crane Arts, and will be funding their operation in a different way. Previously, Fjord used funds from its studio space rentals to help fuel its exhibition program. In their new space, they won’t have studio rental income, so they are looking for help from the community. See here for more. And listen to our podcast with A.J. Rombach and Lindsay Chandler here.

Lewis Colburn architectural detail from Glen Foerd on the Delaware
Lewis Colburn, Piece installed at Glen Foerd on the Delaware

Lewis Colburn’s residency at Glen Foerd nets some nifty pieces made by 3D scanning of the architecture. The exhibit of works opens Sunday, April 24th. Congratulations, Lewis! Listen to our podcast with the artist here.

Via Evan Laudenslager (Artblog Contributor and Editor)…Activity pick of the week :

…As part of Cinedelphia this year, AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI (Nigerian Purple Rain) will be premiering at PhilaMOCA on April 14th. The Tuareg adaptation of Prince’s classic film is a combination of a number of cinematic and musical influences, from Westerns to Neo-Realism and rock and roll to traditional North African music. See trailer here.


Open call for solo show at Napoleon
Read all about it here.

Baldwin School seeks Middle School Art Teacher

The Baldwin School is seeking a Middle School Art teacher to begin August 2016. This position will focus on both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artmaking. We welcome candidates who have experience in some combination of these fields, as the actual teaching assignment may touch multiple areas. Additionally, the teacher will be expected to engage in those duties typical of independent day school life, including advising and oversight of student clubs.

Candidates must have earned a BFA, BA in Art Education, or a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in a related field. An advanced degree is preferred. No less than 3 years of teaching experience is expected, particularly at the Middle School level. In addition to the ability to teach the subject material effectively, engage students positively, and interact productively with colleagues and parents, the successful candidate will have a knowledge of and strong facility in multiple art media and the ability to organize an art studio safely and effectively. More here.


Eileen Neff receives a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship – Congratulations, Eileen!

From the press release from Bridgette Mayer Gallery, where Neff exhibits her works:
Chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-second competition, Eileen Neff was one of eleven photographers selected from across the United States and Canada.

Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation, is enthusiastic about the Fellows in the class of 2016: “… These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

Gallery Owner Bridgette Mayer is equally proud of Neff’s accomplishment: “Eileen Neff is a beloved artist in the city of Philadelphia. She has had an important and successful history in Philadelphia and beyond since 1974. She is one of the most brilliant and dedicated photographers and educators I have known and I am so pleased for her to have been selected by the Guggenheim Foundation for this award. Indeed she is the best of the best.”

This fellowship follows Neff’s notable accomplishments including the acquisition of her “Leaf Wall Installation” in 2015 by Philadelphia Museum of Art and the museum’s feature of this newly acquired work in their fall exhibition “Take Two: Contemporary Photographs.” Neff exhibited new works from an artist residency in Costa Rica at the gallery in her spring 2015 solo show “Traveling into View” and the fall 2015 group photography exhibition “Experience of Place.” Neff was also recently selected to participate in the Artist-In-Residence program at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, KY and will be in residence there this May through June.