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Leeway Art+Change grant winners announced! Apiary #9 launches, Amber Arts moves, Bridgette Mayer’s artist books, Craig Stover’s 180 unique prints at Jed WIlliams, plus Opportunities at Haverford College and MIT Media Lab

News today includes some congratulations to Leeway grant recipients, Apiary for issue #9 and Amber Arts for their move to new digs. Our advisor, Craig Stover has a solo show at Jed Williams Gallery and we've got two great opportunities for you! Read it now, it's the news you want.


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Still from "We Shall Not Be Moved," opera at Wilma Theater. Imani Roach interviews the librettist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, in an upcoming post on Artblog
Still from “We Shall Not Be Moved,” opera at Wilma Theater. Imani Roach interviews the librettist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, in an upcoming post on Artblog

Look for these exciting posts coming up!

  • Video slide show of “Hurry Up and Wait” exhibition at Asian Arts Initiative, including footage of Artblog’s Look/Draw/Write workshop, by Carly Bellini
  • Movie review of “Faces Places,” the Agnes Varda and JR film, by Michael Lieberman
  • In depth Q+A with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, librettist for the traveling “We Shall Not Be Moved” opera, which debuted recently at the Wilma, by Imani Roach
  • Review of Wilfredo Lam Drawings, on view at Lehigh University Art Galleries, by Flora Ward


Congratulations, Leeway 2017 Art and Change Grant winners! Leeway announced grants of $43,500 to 18 people in the 5-county area. Bravo, everyone! More information here.

Adonis BC Okonkwo of West Philadelphia, Multidisciplinary, $2,500
Amy June of West Philadelphia, Visual Arts/Media Arts, $2,500
Ana Martina of Kingsessing, Multidisciplinary, $2,500
Annie Mok of West Philadelphia, Media Arts, $2,500
Ants on a Log of West Philadelphia, Music/Performance, $2,500
Barb Baur of Mayfair, Media Arts/Crafts & Textiles, $2,500
Bonita Elaine Taylor of Chester, Folk Arts/Visual Arts, $2,500
Boston Gordon of Center City, Literary Arts/Performance, $2,000
Denise Allen of Jenkintown, Multidisciplinary, $2,500
Erika Guadalupe Núñez of South Philadelphia, Visual Arts, $2,500
Heather Raquel Phillips of South Philadelphia, Media Arts/Visual Arts, $2,500
Hye-Jung Park of West Philadelphia, Media Arts, $2,500
Juliana Reyes of Cedar Park, Literary Arts/Media Arts, $2,500
Kathryn Smith Pyle of Center City, Media Arts, $2,500
khari jackson of Glenwood, Visual Arts, $2,500
Maria Dumlao of East Kensington, Visual Arts/Literary Arts, $2,500
Mary DeWitt of Media, Visual Arts/Media Arts, $2,500
Mina Zarfsaz of Kensington, Media Arts/Visual Arts, $1,500

Apiary 9: Sanctuary launches Friday, Oct. 27, 7:00PM,Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design

Philly writers and readers, please join us in celebrating the release of APIARY Magazine’s newest print issue, APIARY 9: SANCTUARY! Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drinks, dancing, live music and DJ beats, all at the Moore College of Art & Design. Let’s rock this space together.
Tickets – $5 – $10 (pay what you can/sliding scale)
All profits donated to New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia
Complete information here.

Amber Arts studio celebration Sat. Oct. 28, 2017, 4:30-7:30PM, at their great new space in the Maken Building, 3525 I St., Philadelphia 19134

On the fourth floor of Maken Studions 3525 I St, Philadelphia, PA 19134, Come Join Amber Art as we celebrate our exciting new move into a new studio space on Saturday Oct. 27, 2017, from 430-7:30 pm. There will be a multi-media salon style exhibition with original artwork for sale by Amber Art and Design members. This event is family friendly and will include drinks, food and entertainment. So please come and help us celebrate this momentous occasion as we grow into an amazing new space. More information and picture here.

Bridgette Mayer, one of the hardest-working art dealers/gallerists we know, is making books! Also, among other things, one of her artists, Neil Anderson, has a solo show at Susquehanna Museum and there’s a new book on the late Dina Wind’s sculpture.

We have a Neil Anderson exhibition on view at the Susquehanna Museum of Art through January 19, 2018.
We just produced an 80-page book for this exhibition that is available through the gallery website. Essays by John Yau and Roger Rothman.

In addition, we also just produced a 100-page book of Dina Wind sculpture and her Woodmere large scale public art sculpture that was unveiled last spring. That will also be available for purchase through gallery website.

Friend of Artblog and long-time Advisor, Craig Stover, speaks about his show of 180 unique prints (!) at Jed Williams Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2 PM.

Join us for an Artist’s Talk at Craig Stover’s Prints exhibition on Sunday October 29, at 2pm.

Craig will talk about the inspiration and methodology he used to create some of the 180 unique prints he has on display. Discussion followed by a Q & A with the artist. Visit the artist’s website for more information and pictures. Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia 19147


Via James Weissinger…Haverford College Fine Arts Dept. is looking for a part-time sculpture tech.

Looking for a part time sculpture shop technician for Haverford College outside Philadelphia. This is a part time job, but it pays well, and has the perks of getting access to the shops. We are looking for a highly skilled shop technician who can run and operate a full wood shop, metal shop and basic mold making as well as digital equipment (laser cutter and cncrouter). They should be organized, able to work independently, reliable, and of course good with students.
The position follows the academic schedule, November 1st through December and late January to early May, 22 hours per week, 16 weeks each semester. The 22 hours per week include two days of teaching support when classes are in session for a total of 16 hours, and two monitor sessions at 3 hours each. You have to be available Wednesday 9am – 5 pm and Thursday9am -5 pm then the other hours are flexible.
This staff person will also be responsible for maintaining the sculpture facilities and equipment, and for additional individual student support as time allows. The extra week in addition to the 15 weeks classes are in session each semester is to be used to clean out the facilities and prepare for the next semester. Haverford College website.
Cover letter, cv, questions – Visiting Assistant Prof. of Fine Arts Naomi Safran-Hon <>

MIT Media Lab seeks “new kind of early career faculty member” for tenure track position. Due Dec. 1, 2017

Program in Media Arts and Sciences/Media Lab
Cambridge, MA
Tenure track faculty position

The MIT Media Lab seeks a new kind of early career faculty member, not defined by discipline, rather by his or her unique and iconoclastic experience, style and points of view. You can be a designer, inventor, scientist, scholar or other – any combination – as long as you make things that matter. Impact is key.

This means somebody with at least these three sets of characteristics:
Being deeply versed in a minimum of two fields, preferably not ones normally juxtaposed;
Being an orthogonal and counter-intuitive thinker, even a misfit within normal structures;
Having an adventurous personality, boundless optimism, and desire to change the world. Complete details and application here.