Many congratulations — JOG10, Christina Day, Dennis McNally, S.J., Andrew Pinkham, Robert Cenedella and The Rail Park! Plus, a great opportunity and lots of Pictures!

Today's News Post rounds up many congratulations and a solid opportunity! - Artblog Editor


Jesuit Art! One of my absolute favorite people, artist Dennis McNally, S.J., is featured, along with 11 other Jesuit artists in a show at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery.

Dennis McNally, S.J. painting of the holy family
“Holy Family” by Dennis McNally, S.J., 72″x72″, acrylic on canvas

“Jesuit Spirit in the Arts,” with works inspired by faith and spirituality, opens November 7 with an opening reception November 10, 6PM – 8 PM. Before the reception, at 5 p.m., in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center, John O’Malley, S.J., university professor of theology at Georgetown University, will talk about “The Jesuits and Art: How it Happened and So What?” Fr. O’Malley’s talk will be followed by Fr. Dennis McNally’s presentation “A Jesuit Artist’s Perspective” on the connection between his artwork and vocation as a Jesuit.

Saint Joseph’s University Gallery is located on the second floor in Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus at 355 N. Latches Lane in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. For more information, see the gallery website.

Apocalyptic art! — Robert Cenedella (of The Art Bastard movie – see review) has whipped up a storm of feelings and incidents relating to the shock of what’s going on in our fractious world today where it actually feels to some of us like the world as we know it might end. Cenedella’s 5′ x 9′ triptych, “Fin del Mundo,” nods at Hieronymus Bosch as well as to Donald Trump, Standing Rock, privatization of water, eco-devastation and so much more! The painting will be on view starting tomorrow in the window of Central Park Fine Arts at West 57th Street. See the piece — and Cenedella working on it — in a 2-minute video below, which also features Cenedella speaking about the work.

Good News for the Rail Park
Friends of the Rail Park broke ground on the new elevated urban park yesterday. Congratulations to activist and artist Sarah McEneaney, whose vision and drive to make this park happen was instrumental in moving state and local mountains to get it started. Yay, Sarah! Picture here of silver shovels breaking ceremonial ground.

Photo is Drive by Nadine Rovner
Image “Ride” by Nadine Rovner.

JOG turns Ten – Congratulations! James Oliver Gallery (JOG) is celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Their celebratory exhibit, JOG10 (up to Nov. 19) features gallery favorites Thomas Paul Raggio, John Wind, Cheryl Harper, Nadine Rovner, Steven Mogck, Dennis Daly, Steven Earl Weber and Mathew Davis, as well as new folks they will be working with: Emily White, and Ira Upin.
Others they will be working with in future are papercuts artist Rosa Leff, featured in Evan Laudenslager’s write-up here, Michael Grimaldi, and Kevin Bourgois.

Andrew Pinkham, portrait
Andrew Pinkham, Conjurer, courtesy of Paradigm Gallery

Artblog favorite, Andrew Pinkham, debuts a series of people portraits at Paradigm!
Pinkham, whose heroic treatments of people’s pets are well-known and well-loved in Philadelphia, has painted some surreal people portraits, filled with symbols and allegory. Good switch-up, Andrew-congratulations! The show is up to December 3.

Christina Day, sculpture
Christina Day, Cascade (One’s one and only), Found, naturally aged seat cover vinyl, invisible thread, plexi glass
28″ x 22″ x 2″, 2016

Christina Day in New York at Cue Art Foundation in Chelsea! Day will give an artist talk on Tuesday, December 13 at 6pm. Congratulations!


Via Ekaterina Popova – Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the January 2017 issue.

Create! Magazine is a publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. The magazine is released bimonthly in a limited edition print and digital format.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

DEADLINE: November 30, 2016

FEE: $25 for 3 images, $30 for 5 images (non-refundable)

Complete information and application online here.

WHERE TO PURCHASE: The January issue will be available through our online shop as well as select bookstores nationwide (US).

SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed on our website/social media.

GUEST CURATORS: Erin and Justin Nathanson are curators and art dealers living in Charleston, South Carolina. Together they opened The Southern in January of this 2016. The Southern is a contemporary gallery dealing in recent works by artists connected to the American South. The gallery will exhibit during Satellite Art Show in South Beach, Miami, Florida from December 1 – 4, 2016.