Art Writing Challenge deadline looming! Amazing LGBT Map by Bob Skiba, two great book debuts, from Mari Shaw and Hidden City Philadelphia, Beth (The 3:00 Book) Heinly leads seminar on Batman, Plus Opportunities!


Art Writing Challenge poster 2017

New Art Writing Challenge 2017

We are counting down to the submission deadline of Oct. 20, 2017, midnight. Are you up for The Challenge? Free to enter, cash prizes, publication on Artblog! What are you waiting for?! Details here.

Geo-map detail, LGBT history map of Philadelphia by Bob Skiba
Geo-map detail, LGBT history map of Philadelphia by Bob Skiba

Via Artblog Advisor Patrick Coue…Amazing geo-mapping project of the history of LGBT Philadelphia by Bob Skiba! (Above is screenshot of the map, with location and information about the Dewey’s lunch counter sit in in 1965, which Imani referenced in her recent Sharon Hayes Monument Lab article. Bob Skiba is the historian of Gay Philadelphia and curator/archivist at the William Way Center. (Website here. Map here.)

The 3:00 Book maven, Beth Heinly, is leading a seminar series on the animated tv comic, Batman.

Levy Gallery at the Galleries at Moore is the location. Dates are Sundays – Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, 1 PM – 4 PM. Cosplay invited and encouraged. Go, share your Batman knowledge and love. And in case you missed it, Beth has been scripting Batman into The 3:00 Book’s oeuvre. Check it out here.


Artblog friend, Mari Shaw, debuts her new book, “Words, Books and The Spaces They Inhabit,” this Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 – 5 PM, at Ulises!

Join Ulises for a book launch and conversation celebrating the release of “Words, Books, and the Spaces They Inhabit” (Sternberg Press, 2017) a new publication by Mari Shaw and the first in her series “The Noble Art of Collecting.”

Mari will be joined by Sarah Hamerman, an art librarian working at the Whitney Museum and MoMA Libraries, and scholar Jean-Michel Rabaté, Professor of English Literature, Penn.

More information here.

Our friends at Hidden City Philadelphia have a new book out Nov. 3 – “Finding the Hidden City” . There’s a beautiful 5-minute video that conveys the authors’ passion and commitment to Philadelphia. Watch it!

Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City
Joseph E. B. Elliott, Nathaniel Popkin, and Peter Woodall
Temple University Press
Publication Date: November 3, 2017
192 pages, 102 color photos, 7 7/8 x 10 1/2″
Cloth: 978-1-4399-1300-0 $40.00

Philadelphia possesses an exceptionally large number of places that have almost disappeared—from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines. In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, (Publication Date: November 3, 2017) urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall uncover the contemporary essence of one of America’s oldest cities. Working with accomplished architectural photographer Joseph Elliott, they explore secret places in familiar locations, such as the Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street, the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Reading Railroad, Disston Saw Works in Tacony, and mysterious parts of City Hall…

Via Andrea Kirsh…Common Field 2017 Convening Los Angeles, November 2 – 5, 2017

Japanese American Cultural Community Center
Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles
Tickets for the 2017 Common Field Convening are now available!
Common Field, a national network of visual arts organizations and organizers, will host the annual Common Field Convening from November 2-5 in Los Angeles, CA, at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center and a constellation of sites across the city.
A preliminary schedule is available here.


PAFA seeks digital content producer

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has a position opening for a Digital Content Producer (DCP). Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, this position is responsible for the creation of digital assets for PAFA in order to execute upon the general marketing strategy of the institution to achieve the business objectives of the organization: to increase reputation; to increase enrollment for the School’s programs; to boost giving and contributions; to increase attendance to the Museum and to support other revenue streams. This includes photos, videos, digital copy, blogs, web pages, and other assets, as required. Full information here.

University City Arts League seeks teaching artists

UCAL is seeking experienced, passionate Art teachers for our Fall Adult and Family programming in the following disciplines:

Fibers Arts
Digital Art Making
DSLR Photography
2D/ 3D art for children & adults

Our Adult & Family Arts education classes run Monday-Sunday during the mid mornings to the evenings and can be between 1-3 hours in length.

Pay scale: $20- $30, commensurate with experience. Full information here.