Judith Stein curates show at Peter Freeman Gallery dedicated to Richard Bellamy and his artists, Rebecca Rutstein’s “trifecta” of solo shows, Alexander Rosenberg’s collaborative project and Insecure Square for Monument Lab, plus two great opportunities

Short and breezy, the News Post offers congratulations to several artists and a writer/curator for their out-of-town shows and projects, and rounds up two opportunities that have great promise. Check it out now!


Judith Stein curates Deadeye Dick: Richard Bellamy and His Circle, Sept. 12 – Oct. 28, 2017, at Peter Freeman, Inc., New York. We told you about Judith Stein’s marvelous book about Dick Bellamy, the under-known NY gallerist whose great eye and risk-taking shows with then-unknown artist made him legendary in his own time. Somehow the story got lost but has been told beautifully in Stein’s anecdote- and gossip-heavy, footnote-packed book. Such a great read – don’t miss it. Read the Artblog book review from 2016.

Richard Bellamy, gallerist
Jacket photo of Richard Bellamy by Ugo Mulas, copyright Ugo Mulas Heirs, New York, 1964

Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present an ambitious group exhibition dedicated to gallerist Richard Bellamy (1927-1998) and the circle of artists whose careers he launched and fostered. On view will be work from the 1950s through the 1990s by more than thirty artists, among them Jo Baer, Dan Flavin, Jean Follett, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Mark di Suvero, and Tom Wesselmann. We expect this focus on Bellamy and his artists will bring important new insights into a history of taste that is still quite relevant.

A reception will be held Tuesday, 12 September from 6 to 8 pm.

Curated by Judith Stein, author of the recently-published Bellamy biography, Eye of the Sixties, this will be the first exhibition to explore the essential but little-known efforts of this visionary whose personal choices profoundly shaped the history of contemporary art.

Artblog favorite, Rebecca Rutstein’s winning “trifecta” of solo exhibitions this summer/fall – Wow, congratulations, Rebecca! Check out the artist’s website for more.

Rebecca Rutstein, "Slanted and Enchanted," 2017
Rebecca Rutstein, “Slanted and Enchanted,” 2017

32 Degrees Latitude
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks
​June 15-August 30th, 2017​

Rebecca Rutstein: Fault Lines
Zane Bennett Contemporary/Form & Concept in Santa Fe
​June 30-August 12, 2017

Rebecca Rutstein: Convergence
Cornell University (her alma mater)
August 18–September 15, 2017

Alexander Rosenberg and collaborators’ project, Carried on Both Sides, is streaming on Art 21! Plus his upcoming Monument Lab project. Alexander, a glass artist, collaborated with Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee and Lika Volkova on “Carried on Both Sides,” and the artists spoke about their project at the Met Museum in late July. Now, there is a PBS Art 21 short feature! About his Monument Lab project, Imperfect Square, Alexander says:

…My site specific project Imperfect Square will be on view in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia in mid September. The work is part of an enormous multi-artist city-wide project, Monument Lab, curated by Paul Farber and Ken Lum. The opening will be on September 16th but most of the work will be visible through November 19th and includes new works from a long list of wonderful artists throughout the city of Philadelphia.


Face-painting football fans this one’s for you: (via Tyler Summer Opportunities)

The Burger King across from Morgan Hall is looking for a TU football-themed face painter to paint faces before football games. The pay will be $12 an hour. You provide supplies, but materials with the receipt will be refunded. There is a possibility for different events that could take place, but at the moment we only have 6 events.(See dates and more information here). Contact Khaled Alkurdi @ 484-343-0977 (7/27)

Open Call at Little Berlin for visual/ performance art for an upcoming exhibit in October, 2017

There is no designated theme. We will be curating the exhibition based on the submissions we receive. We are open to all forms of visual and performing art.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 7th at midnight.

Please send in one single PDF:

– three to five images, titles, mediums, years, dimensions
– an artist bio (under 250 words)
– short project statement (under 250 words) The project statement could be an artist statement or a description of the artwork that you have submitted. This description is important to helping us place your work within a relevant context.
– short (no longer than one page) CV
– There is a paypal submission fee of $10 to, we ask that you please include proof of payment (confirmation #) in your email / pdf.

Please email to in one single PDF with the subject line OPEN CALL: Your Name