Notable event at University of the Arts, notable exhibition and sale at Pilot Projects, plus notable good read at Artsy

Welcome back to the News post! We've been on hiatus during the holidays, but we're heading into an exciting time now with openings and programs galore. Here are three notable things to put on your calendar or to ease into a comfy chair and read. Happy 2019, Everyone!


poster for MLK day panel on art and advocacy

Notable event for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tomorrow. Bundle up and gather at UArts Monday, Jan. 21, to hear a panel of activist/advocates in the Arts. Panelists include poets, an artist, filmmaker and performer: Nia Benjamin, Devon Johnson, Nadine Paterson, Erica Hawthorne, Greg Corbin. The panel is moderated by Maurice Baynard and Rahul Metha.

Advocacy Through Art
Co-moderated by Maurice Baynard and Rahul Metha
Monday, January 21, 2019
University of the Arts
Gershman Hall (401 S Broad Street), first floor chapel
Free and open to the public

poster for exhibition Got It for Cheap at Pilot + Projects
Notable one-day exhibition/sale with hundreds of artists (including many from Philadelphia) and all works priced at $30.

Got it for Cheap
Jan. 26, 6 – 9 PM
Pilot + Projects
1719 N 5th St

From Jacob Hammes of Pilot + Project, who emailed us about the project:

We have a few dozen philly artists in this show and hundreds from across the globe, but the most exciting thing about it is that the work in this show is being sold for $30 each and whatever doesn’t sell here will travel with them to other cities, so we will potentially have collectors from all over the world owning work by Philly artists.  That’s the part that made us want to host this event, so we’re hoping and expecting and needing a lot of people to come out.

…The works are presented in stacks on many many tables, and people will be sort of flipping through them like you would at a record store…


Here’s the (incomplete) list of participating Philadelphia artists sent by Jacob:

alex ecchevaria
casey poehlein
Chris Hammes
jen nugent
julia bunn
kaitlyn mcdonough
misha wylie
moira connelly
moly metz
oilivia williams
phoebe bachman
sarah heyward
jane ferry
nora wilson
david moy
ben kraemer
steve klova
kyle schiffbauer
meredith sellers
dan ringenbach
marisha lozado
staveley kuzmanoff
lindsay deifik
katie knoringer
Ryan McCartney
Mia Rosanio
Julia McGehean


Good Read

January seemed to push out a lot of writing about art, some end of 2018 wrap ups. More interesting, and notable is this piece sent to me by our friend, Betty Leacraft, about how women’s and men’s career paths diverge, the role of sexism and ageism, with quotable quotes from notable women artists in mid-career like Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, and Joan Semmel It’s long but a really great read by Anna Louie Sussmann at Artsy.