Pepón Osorio My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente at The New Museum, An Assembled Trace group exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Flower workshops at Glen Foerd, plus opportunities and more

This week Da Vinci Art Alliance is hosting a group exhibition titled An Assembled Trace, running until April 23rd. There is exciting news about exhibits by two Philadelphia artists: Pepón Osorio is showing the largest collection of his work to date at The New Museum and photographer Blaise Tobia is in an exhibit at the Kunsthaus Dahlem space in Berlin. Congratulations to both of them! The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg is having an open call and is asking for artists' to submit their work for the annual Art of the State exhibition. Another opportunity comes from The Print Center’s 98th Annual International Competition looking for artist entries. Hope you make use of these opportunities, exhibitions, and good weather.


Da Vinci Art Alliance presents a group exhibition, An Assembled Trace

A light green and Blue speckled object in the shape of three pill shapes with holes throughout. There are three large holes in the center pill, 5 in the right, and 4 in the left.
From An Assembled Trace, Image courtesy of The Da Vinci Art Alliance

An Assembled Trace by Nancy Agati, Alden Cole, Anna Guarneri, Ana Mosquera, and Maria Ah Hyun Stracke will be on view in Gallery 1 at Da Vinci Art Alliance starting March 29th until April 23rd.

Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
An Assembled Trace brings together five artists who incorporate found and repurposed materials in their work to challenge the landscape of waste and precarity we face in Philadelphia and around the world. Each piece highlights the importance of noticing what exists around us and how material and ideas can be gathered, accumulated, and transformed.

The exhibition approaches artmaking as a process towards embracing sustainable and ethical creative practices with the potential towards moving art objects out of white wall spaces and into the collective common.

More information here.


Philadelphia’s own Pepón Osorio has largest exhibition to date at The New Museum

reform pepon osorio tyler school of art
Mixed-media and video art featuring the Bobcats, Fairhill Elementary students who worked with Pepon on the reForm project

Opening June 29, 2023 – September 17, 2023

The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente will be the most comprehensive exhibition to date by Pepón Osorio (b. 1955, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Philadelphia, PA), featuring selected works from the 1990s to today. Known for his provocative, sweeping, multimedia installations, Osorio creates fantastical scenes inspired by everyday environments—from home interiors to barbershops to classrooms—that advance critical discussions on topics such as identity, race, gender, and social justice. Informed by his background in theater and performance as well as his experiences as a child services case worker and professor, Osorio’s richly textured sculptures and installations are deeply invested in political, social, and cultural issues affecting Latinx and working class communities in the United States. Installed on the New Museum’s Second Floor, the exhibition will focus on the elaborate environments that Osorio has been creating since the early 1990s, often developed through long-term collaborations with the individuals in the neighborhoods where they were first shown. My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente will also premiere a new work, Convalescence (2023), which focuses on the difficulties of navigating the US healthcare system and the multiplicity of pathways toward healing.

This exhibition will provide an opportunity to experience Osorio’s new and most iconic projects together for the first time, demonstrating the distinctive ways in which he creates encompassing environments that illustrate personal stories and reveal crucial societal concerns. My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente addresses themes that resonate throughout Osorio’s practice, including the simultaneous resilience and fragility of human life, the values and desires that propel humanity, and the fundamental urgency to better care for one another

Learn more here.

Philadelphia photographer and educator Blaise Tobia featured in exhibition at Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin

A black and white landscape photo with 10 cars sticking diagonally bottom up in a flat desert.
Cadillac Ranch Zoom 01, image courtesy of Blaise Tobia.

Blaise’s photographs in the Kunsthaus Dahlem document the Ant Farm’s Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, shortly after its installation in 1974.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first automobile with a scientifically based, aerodynamic design, Kunsthaus Dahlem is dedicating the first monographic exhibition in Berlin to the engineer, artist and mathematician Paul Jaray (1889-1974). The fluid mechanical discoveries that led to his Ley prototype of 1922 not only revolutionized automotive design but also intervened dramatically in the cultural development of the twentieth century.

The project therefore traces the versatility of this still unjustifiably forgotten scientist and inventor, thereby for the first time addressing the decisive influence that his inventions in particular, but also the progress of the discipline of aerodynamics as a whole had on the visual arts – especially on the sculpture of his time. Select works by Max Bill, Alexander Archipenko, Man Ray, Le Corbusier, Francis Picabia, among others, impressively demonstrate this connection.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Learn more about Blaise Tobia here.


Glen Foerd hosts Duo Teaching Artists in Residence presenting two free floral workshops

Glen Foerd, Philadelphia’s public park and nonprofit cultural site along the Delaware River, is pleased to present the floral talents of Marcellus Armstrong and Marvin Edwards, two of four recipients of Glen Foerd’s 2022/23 Artists in Residence program.

Media-maker, media programmer and educator Marcellus Armstrong and nationally recognized event planner and floral designer Marvin Edwards were selected from more than 120 program applicants to participate in this year’s Teaching Artists in Residency. They will present two free floral workshops over four days as part of their residency this April. The first, to be held on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will focus on the creation of Floral Crowns. Participants will be guided through a step-by-step process of designing a floral crown using seasonal flowers and materials. This event is free, but registration is required.

The second workshop, entitled What’s Your Flower, Interactive Personality Quiz and Flower Making, will be held on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn about the history of floriography – the meaning of flowers – through an interactive personality quiz. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a handcrafted and unique flower to match their personality. A smartphone or computer device will be needed for the personality quiz but is not required to participate in the workshop. The event is free, but registration is required.

For more information about Glen Foerd’s 2022/23 Teaching Artists in Residence workshops, and to register, visit here, or call 215.632.5330.

Glen Foerd is located at 5001 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19114

April Art Loop 2023 at The Delaware Contemporary

Friday, April 14, 2023
5 – 8 PM
Free, Cash Bar

Feature Exhibitions:
HOW CAN A SPACE BE NOURISHING?, Collaborative installation between West Chester University students and Delaware Urban Greens
PLASTIC REEF, Frederico Uribe
HORIZONS, Rich Lopez and Anne Oldach

Event Highlights:
Live plant exchange: Bring your seedlings to swap with other local gardeners at our community plant exchange!
Seed Giveaway by Healthy Food, Healthy Kids
The Brandywine Valley SPCA will be onsite to talk about the many community-focused programs they offer, and of course, with adorable adoptable animals ready to meet you!
Food Truck: Koi on the go

Learn more here.


State Museum of PA, PA Heritage Foundation open call to enter annual Art of the State exhibition

Deadline 11:59 PM on Friday, May 5, 2023

Opening Sunday, September 10, 2023 – Sunday, January 7, 2024

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation want to remind artists and craftspeople to submit applications to exhibit their work in the annual Art of the State. Now in its 56th year, this acclaimed juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art by Pennsylvanians, chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors.

More than $4,000 in cash awards will be presented. A first-place award of $500, second-place award of $300, and a third-place award of $200 will be selected in each of the five categories. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing in the amount of $250 and the Art Docents’ Choice Award of $300 will also be presented.

Selection jurors will review and assign a numeric score to all work submitted. Those artists with the highest ratings in each category will be featured in the exhibition.

Art of the State is a juried exhibition open to Pennsylvania residents who are at least 18 years of age. Artists will compete in five categories: painting, work on paper, sculpture, craft, and photography and digital media. Entries to Art of the State must be submitted online.

Additional information and the link to enter are available here.

The Print Center announces 98th Annual International Competition call for entries

A flyer for the 98th Annual International Competition Call for Entries for The Print Center. on a black and white background with shards gradating to white. 98th annual is at the top in a lilac purple, Call for entries is at the center in a light lime green, below reads Photography and Printmaking Deadline June 15,2023 also in purple.
Flyer for 98th Annual International Competition open call. Image courtesy of The Print Center.

Deadline June 15, 2023, 11:59 PM (EST)

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. Open to local, national and international artists, The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting the use of photography and/or printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter. 2D and 3D works are eligible.

The Print Center honors the power of photography and print to raise and amplify a multiplicity of voices. We are committed to fostering that power to advocate for change as well as supporting artists working for equity and justice in our exhibitions and programs. The Print Center welcomes artists, audiences and participants of diverse backgrounds, races, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities. We value diversity in all facets of operations and in the range of communities with which we engage. We welcome and encourage the participation of individuals of all backgrounds who are inspired by our shared purpose.
Entry fee: $45 – up to five single images or videos.

Enter here.

More information and submission guidelines here.