Free downloadable Get-Out-The-Vote posters from Joe Boruchow, Artblog archived by Fisher Fine Arts Library and we get Project Stream grant, Some good reads, and Opportunity from Disability Pride Philadelphia

Pardon us as we toot our horn with two pieces of good news! Also, a generous offer from Joe Boruchow, a couple good reads and an opportunity from Disability Pride Philadelphia.


Joe Boruchow wants you to vote and to get your friends to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6! Boruchow, who Artblog has followed for years with his graphically-bold activist street art and exhibitions, wrote recently to share his new 4 Posters and t-shirts with you.

Joe Boruchow, posters for get out the vote for Nov. 6, 2018
Joe Boruchow, posters for get out the vote for Nov. 6, 2018

From Boruchow:

I was recently honored to be a part of Conrad Benner and Mural Arts’ “To The Polls” exhibition. For it, I made “Four Allegories For Voting” in an attempt to boost interest in the midterm elections. In that spirit I have made downloadable files available for anyone who wants to print one for their windows or bulletin boards. You can get them here.

Also, I have shirts of “Rain” and “Sweep” available on my online shop at Big Cartel. Five dollars from every shirt sold will go to a TBD org that helps elect Democrats!

Joe Boruchow, t-shirt for get out the vote for Nov. 6, 2018. Sales will help organizations promoting Democrats!
Joe Boruchow, t-shirt for get out the vote for Nov. 6, 2018. Sales will help organizations promoting Democrats.


Artblog gets archived by Fisher Fine Arts Library Archiving Project!

Dear Organizers of Artblog,
Your website has been nominated for inclusion in the University of Pennsylvania Fisher Fine Arts Library Web Archive.

The Fisher Fine Arts Library Web Archive collects, preserves, and offers access to websites and publicly accessible online content that documents, reflects, and provides value to the arts and historic preservation disciplines in Philadelphia. The program archives web content to support academic research endeavors and to prevent your website’s disappearance from the historical record. We believe the material in your website is valuable and deserves to be preserved. …(The archive will) provide public online access to the archived version(s).


Here’s the way to access Artblog’s archive on the Fisher Fine Arts Library website and to see what else the Library is archiving:

Fisher Fine Arts Library Archive-It page

Artblog’s archive page (They plan to have the archiving robot “crawl” our website once a month)

Artblog picked for Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant! Congratulations to all the 5-county recipients of the Project Stream grants. Full list of grantees is here and Philadelphia County recipients list is below.

  1. The William Way Community Center ($1,364)
    Funding will support an exhibition of mixed-media artworks and archival material mounted in Archives Gallery at The William Way Community Center.
  2. Project Capoeira, Inc. ($1,323)
    Funding will support the Brazilian Day Philadelphia Series, featuring interactive performances of folk arts and cultural activities related to Brazil in a variety of locations around Philadelphia.
  3. People’s Emergency Center ($1,309)
    Funding will support the annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Community Festival, a one-day celebration of the city’s jazz history and the continuing revitalization and history of West Philadelphia neighborhoods.
  4. Lyra Society ($1,268)
    Funding will support the Lyra Connect project, which encourages students to use their musical talents to improve the lives of the sick and elderly.
  5. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens ($1,268)
    Funding will support a series of neighborhood art events to engage with public murals by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ founding artist Isaiah Zagar.
  6. Philadelphia Waterborne ($1,268)
    Funding will support a 20-week boat-building program at Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia.
  7. Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation ($1,255)
    Funding will support the Chinatown Storytelling through Visual Art project, a arts and storytelling program that increases the voices of low-income immigrant residents in placemaking.
  8. American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter ($1,241)
    Funding will support a performance collaboration with American Composers Forum and JACK String Quartet.
  9. Lightning Rod Special ($1,241)
    Funding will support the production of Unformed Consent at FringeArts in March 2019.
  10. Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers ($1,241)
    Funding will support American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat, a three-week exhibition at Twelve Gates Arts that showcases South Asian and Middle Eastern Art.
  11. Norris Square Neighborhood Project ($1,227)
    Funding will support Semillas del Futuro (Seeds of the Future), a free in-school arts and social change program that serves 85 high school students annually.
  12. The Artblog ($1,227)
    Funding will support the New Art Writing Challenge, a free-to-enter, open-to-all juried contest designed to stimulate art appreciation and demystify the process of art writing.
  13. Baker Industries ($1,214)
    Funding will support Baker Industries’ workforce development program that includes arts-integrated workshops, coaching, and counseling.
  14. Natasha Cohen-Carroll ($1,214)
    Funding will support the Mustard Seed Film Festival, which screens contemporary, socially-engaged films by South Asian directors that highlight marginalized voices.
  15. Nora Gibson ($1,214)
    Funding will support a new choreographic work created using sensor technology and specialized software designed for dome projection that will premiere during the 2019 Philadelphia Science Festival.
  16. The Renegade Company ($1,214)
    Funding will support a community project with residents of the Riverwards neighborhoods to understand the challenges they face, including substance abuse, addiction and homelessness.
  17. Thomas A. Edison High School ($1,214)
    Funding will support an in-school theater program for special education students at Edison High School, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Company.
  18. Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, Inc. ($1,200)
    Funding will support the Cultural Dance Program, which offers weekly lessons of Cambodian classical dance and a series of public performance showcases.
  19. Erin Busch ($1,200)
    Funding will support the Young Women Composers Camp, a two-week music composition summer camp for girls ages 14–19 at Temple Universiy.
  20. Team Sunshine Performance Corporation ($1,200)
    Funding will support the production of The Sincerity Project, a documentary-play that tracks the lives of eight theatre artists over the course of 24 years.
  21. thINKingDANCE ($1,200)
    Funding will support the Engaging Young Writers project, a dance criticism and appreciation program for bilingual writer ages 12 and under.
  22. We Are the Seeds ($1,200)
    Funding will support We Are the Seeds’ project Celebrate Indigenous, an afternoon of indigenous art and culture in February 2019.
  23. Philadelphia Youth Dance Festival ($1,186)
    Funding will support the Philadelphia Youth Dance Fest, an annual pre-professional dance festival designed to share, unite and celebrate dance in a supportive and professional atmosphere.
  24. Project HOME ($1,186)
    Funding will support Project HOME’s art program, which offers people who are homeless, living in extreme poverty or with mental illness a safe and nurturing place for creative self-expression.
  25. Collaborative Cataloging Japan ($1,173)
    Funding will support the Japanese Expanded Cinema Exhibition, which will present historic Japanese experimental multi-channel installation works.
  26. Crossroads Music ($1,173)
    Funding will support Crossroads Music’s 2018 concert season at Calvary United Methodist Church in West Philadelphia.
  27. Juniper Productions ($1,173)
    Funding will support the production of Cocktail Plays: Round Two, a set of four original 15-minute plays by Philadelphia area playwrights.
  28. Moonstone Arts Center ($1,173)
    Funding will support the New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets program, which connects high school and college students with the larger Philadelphia poetry community.
  29. The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium ($1,173)
    Funding will support the production of Tennessee Williams’ The Eccentricities of a Nightingale at the Bethany Mission Gallery.
  30. The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble ($993)
    Funding will support The Lady Hoofers’ Outreach Residency Program, which provides free tap dance classes and tap shoes to 5th grade students at John Moffet Elementary School.


Myth of white Greek and Roman statues used by white supremacists to prove white culture dominance disproved by new movement among art historians, who push back with true story of colored people and colored statues. From the New Yorker

Craigs List Founder Craig Newmark creates fund for new projects by activist arts journalists, to be run by Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism. Project funding range: $500-$5,000) Wow! From Artnet


poster for "On Display"
Disability Pride Philadelphia open call for “On Display,” Oct 27 and Dec 3, 2018.

Via Malachi/Maggie Lily – They are looking “for some meditative movers for a public art performance coming up called “On Display” about disability awareness, and it’s for all bodies and all abilities.” Call Disability Pride Philadelphia for more information: (267)788-5946