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Odili Donald Odita juries emerging artists show at Delaware County Community College, 42 artists chosen from 250 submissions! Congratulations, Harris Fogel, 40 year retrospective in Bethlehem, Plus opportunities at DaVinci Art Alliance and Rowan University Art Gallery

Two good opportunities for you and a great emerging artists show at DCCC with a lecture today by juror, Odili Donald Odita! Also, Harris Fogel's photographs get 40-year retrospective in Bethlehem, Congratulations!



Via Jaime Treadwell, longtime Artblog favorite,
the annual 215/610 emerging artists juried exhibition is on — OPENING TODAY — at Delaware County Community College! Juried by Odili Donald Odita, who selected 42 artists for the show from an open call of 250 submissions. Odili will give a lecture today, Dec. 6, 4 PM, Reception to follow from 5 – 7 PM. Details below

215/610 Emerging Artists show, Dec. 6, 2017 – Jan. 11, 2018 at DCCC Art Gallery
ARTIST LECTURE: Odili Donald Odita, December 6th, 4-5 PM,
Large Auditorium, Academic Building, DCCC Marple Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA
EXHIBITION OPENING: 5-7 PM – Art Gallery, Academic Building

Selected artists:

David Antell
Shwarga Bhattacharjee
Claudia Bokulich
Lily Brown
Max Budnick
Nicholas Burns
Moira Connelly
Jennifer Davies
Rayna DeReus
Enrica Ferrero
Lauren Fueyo
Erlin Geffrard
Adrienne Hall
Morgan Hobbs
Yaochi Jin
Marisa Karis
Kelly Kuykendall
Brandon Leistman
Siyuan Liu
Timothy Magenta
James Maurelle
Sean Montgomery
Andrew Negrey
Jermaine Ollivierre
Emma Oslé
Jiaqi Pan
Stephanie Price
Frankie Reyes
Kevin Rose
Jackie Rosenzweig
Calli Ryan
Peter Smyth
Carol Tashjian
Heryk Tomassini
Autumn Wallace
Dave Walsh
Han Wang
William Warden
Jon Weary
Kenneth Winterschladen
Rachel Zimmerman
FUN FACT: 2 DCCC AFA Alumni were selected to be included in the show, which is quite an honor for them.

The purpose of the juried exhibition, which includes the work of 42 artists from the Philadelphia area, is to create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. We encourage members of the community and beyond to attend the artist lecture followed by the exhibition opening reception in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe, and experience critical issues within contemporary art.

Accomplished painter and educator Odili Donald Odita will discuss his expansive body of work and answer questions from the audience. “(His) large-scale, abstract wall paintings operate at the intersection of Western modernism and African culture. Borrowing strategies of destabilized perception from Op art—a tradition condemned by formalist criticism—and adding narrative and multicultural inflection, Odita both embraces and critiques the modernist tradition. His vast, animated expanses of fractured, rhythmic planes, equally informed by television test band patterns, African textiles, post-colonial discourse, sensory overload, and digital technology, speak to a contemporary experience of dislocation and decenteredness.” (ICA, Philadelphia) Odita has had numerous exhibitions around the world, and was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Born in Enugu, Nigeria and raised in Ohio, Odili Donald Odita lives in Philadelphia where he is an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

This special event is part of the College’s Visual Arts Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at The exhibition is on view from December 6 through January 11, 2018 (closed from December 23 through January 1). Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friend of Artblog, Harris Fogel, who runs the photography galleries at University of the Arts is having a 40-year retrospective of his own photography at Santa Bannon Gallery in Bethlehem, PA. Congratulations, Harris! From his email:

Harris Fogel, 1. Pine Lake, Georgia, 1983 (From Portfolio II) Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Print
Harris Fogel, 1. Pine Lake, Georgia, 1983
(From Portfolio II)
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Print
Harris Fogel, Tami & T.J.’s House Under Construction, Carmichael, CA, c. 1989 - 1991 (One of the Six Landscapes series from the A Few American Cultures project) Digital Inkjet Print, 2013
Harris Fogel, Tami & T.J.’s House Under Construction, Carmichael, CA, c. 1989 – 1991
(One of the Six Landscapes series from the A Few American Cultures project)
Digital Inkjet Print, 2013

Normally, I write to you in regard to the photography exhibitions I curate for the University of the Arts.So, it’s a nice change to let you know about an exhibition of my own work at the Santa Bannon Gallery.

Featuring work from projects spanning 40 years of photography, a small retrospective of my work is at the Santa Bannon Gallery in the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania…

The exhibition also features the work of fellow curator Brian Peterson, and Dave Moser and Tom Shillea. We would all love to see you!


CALL FOR ENTRIES – New Jersey Arts Annual at Rowan University art Gallery, juried by Jodi Throckmorton, PAFA and Ysable Pinyol, MANA Contemporary – Deadline Jan 29, 2018

Rowan University Art Gallery is proud to announce that it will partner with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to present the next New Jersey Arts Annual for Fine Art, and will host the yearly exhibition opening in April 2018.

The New Jersey Arts Annual series is a program of the State Arts Council, carried out in partnership with major arts organizations around the state. The unique series of exhibitions highlights the work of New Jersey visual artists working in the areas of fine arts and crafts. One exhibition takes place each year in either fine arts or crafts, in altering sequence, and featuring artists living or working in New Jersey.

The juried exhibit, Navigating Elements, will showcase contemporary artists who investigate the relationship of content and medium to convey meaning in their work. The goal is to focus a lens on this artistic interplay as it relates to environmental themes. The exhibition is on display from April 28 to July 28, 2018. For more information, visit our website.

Complete information and to apply click this link.

CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS at DaVinci Art Alliance, which is creating a new gallery space on their second floor, available for pop ups and other short term rentals.

Now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions.

In 2018, we will be transforming our 2nd floor studio into a beautiful, second public exhibition space! Email for rates and more information. To see what months or weeks are available, check the website here.