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Friday, March 27, 2015

East London Printmakers Artist Residency

Irene Badia
Since East London Printmakers’ tenth anniversary in 2008, the studio has been running a residency programme. The purpose of this opportunity is to promote professional development in printmaking and to create an arena for visiting artists to share their knowledge and experiences with ELP members. The programme supports the development of new work and access to a network of artists in London.

Previous resident artists

  • Oscar Eaton October – December 2014
  • Sarah Lawton March – May 2014
  • Sarah Boris October – December 2013
  • Toshihiko Ikeda February – December 2013
  • Simone Perrotte October – December 2012
  • Eleanor Wright April – July 2012
  • Diana Taylor October – December 2011
  • Guy Langevin May – June 2011
  • Lidija Antanasijevic May – June 2010
  • Daniele Genadry May – June 2010
  • Michael Goro July – December 2009
  • Elizabeth Jackson January – June 2009
  • Janna van Hasselt July – December 2008
Programme details

The studio is based in the heart of East London’s contemporary art scene, close to Vyner Street, London Fields and Regent Street Studios. https://www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk

Two artists per year will receive:
  • 24-hour access to the studio’s facilities, 4.5 days a week for 12 week periods
  • £100 budget for materials
  • £200 fee for running a one-day master workshop
  • Free membership of East London Printmakers for one year
  • Storage space for materials and a plan chest drawer
Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting no longer than twelve consecutive weeks, focusing on either screen-printing, relief or intaglio or combination. Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge and competency in printmaking, however the programme encourages experimentation, thus artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Technical assistance is not included in the residency programme but may be available at additional cost.

The programme is open to local, national and international artists. Applicants need to be self-sufficient as this opportunity does not include accommodation or expenses for materials. Recipients must be prepared to teach a one-day master workshop and host an artist’s talk for the benefit of ELP members. Recipients will also be asked to donate one print produced during their residency to the ELP archive. Opportunities to learn new printmaking skills will be dependent on workshops and places will be available at the members’ concessionary rate.

Applicants should email studio@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk:
  • a completed application form
  • a resumé/cv
  • 10 jpeg images no bigger than 1mb each titled with the artist’s name and title
  • Accompanying list of works
Please do not send actual art pieces. The ELP committee meet twice a year and applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the deadline.

Application deadlines
  • 1 December for an Artist Residency between January and June
  • 1 June for an Artist Residency between July and December
If you have any further queries before submitting your application, please email the studio coordinator by filling the form on the contact us page

Project Keyholder (self-funded residency)
Laurie Storey is our next project key holder. Laurie will be with us from February – March 2015.

Previous project keyholders
  • Irene Podgornik Badia September – October 2014
  • Sarah Lawton August – September 2014
  • Sarah Boris May – June 2014
  • Ewa Budka – March – April 2014
  • Eliza Southwood January – February 2014
Artists/designers will have the opportunity to gain 24 hour access to the studio 4.5 days a week for 8 consecutive weeks. The aim of the project is to encourage and promote the professional development of creative individuals. This will also be an opportunity to engage with other artists and designers working in the studio, creating a platform for discussion and collaboration.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting 8 consecutive weeks.
In some cases longer projects may be considered, but these should be discussed with the studio coordinator in the first instance studio@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk. This project encourages experimentation and practicing artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from both international and UK based artist and designers.

In the past our studio has been lucky enough to share its facilities with Project Keyholders from as far as Japan, Canada and Poland. Some of our visiting artists have also been able to secure government sponsorship to financially support their time at ELP. If you think that this is something that you might benefit from please get in touch with your local government authorities for more information.

The selected artist will receive:
  • 24 hour access to the printmaking facilities 4.5 days a week
  • Storage space for materials and a plan chest drawer
  • The opportunity to participate in an artist talk about their work
  • Requirements for successful applicants:
  • New studio users will need to complete an induction
  • ELP membership
Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge and competency in printmaking.
The cost will be £68 per month for 24hr access as well as running 1-2 open access session. (For a more detailed list of what we supply and sell, please refer to our shop list.)

Applicants should email studio@eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk with:
  • a completed application form
  • a resumé/cv
  • 10 jpeg images no bigger than 1mb each titled with the artist’s name and title
  • Accompanying list of works
Please do not send actual art pieces. The ELP committee meet twice a year and applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the deadline.

Application deadlines
  • 1 December for Project Keyholder between January and June
  • 1 June for the Project Keyholder between July and December
If you have any further queries before submitting your application, please email the studio coordinator by filling out the form on the contact us page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Bascom: Call to College and Graduate Art Students!

The Bascom offers special merit-based scholarships for college and graduate art students to participate in their workshops! 

Scholarships are merit-based. 

To apply, submit the following to Billy Love, 828-787-2897,
blove@thebascom.org:

1. Cover letter answering the following questions:
a.     How would you bene­t from workshop participation at The Bascom?
b.     Which workshops do you wish to take?
(See complete Adult Workshop list at TheBascom.org)
2. Artist Statement (300 words maximum)
3. Resume or CV
4. 5-10 numbered high-resolution images
(jpg, tif, or pdf on CD, email, DropBox, Hightail, etc.)
5. Image inventory (docx or pdf ) with:
Title, year, medium, and dimensions
6. 2 professional references with contact information 

As a center for the visual arts on a mountain plateau, The Bascom enhances the quality of life through a dynamic and inspirational arts experience that inspires and attracts residents and visitors through interaction with all forms of visual arts.  The Bascom completed construction of its new campus, the former Crane horse farm property in Highlands, NC in May, 2009. Here in a welcoming, park-like setting, audiences of all ages and backgrounds will share art experiences and enjoy the synergy of art and nature.

323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dani Frid Rossi, Clemson University BFA Alumna, Featured on Storefront TV


February 17;  Men & More
By Studio Rossi Brody (Dani Frid Rossi [Clemson University BFA in Art, 2010] & Adam Chad Brody) http://www.storefrontnews.org/programming/projects?c=&p=&e=680

In 2013, Studio Rossi Brody filmed Men & Pets, an hour-long Internet program that used the format of product review videos to explore the bodies and spirits of men, male animals, and male objects.



Together with Storefront TV, Men & More will expand on Men & Pets by utilizing the dynamic potential of live television to explore male bodies through therapeutic performance, behavioral analysis, physical comedy, group choreography, and clinical erotica. 

Over the course of fifty minutes, Men & More will upend its bevy of male participants by fragmenting their bodies, subverting their expected performances, stripping away their agency, healing their wounds and, ultimately, creating a moment of re-identification that allows for a pluralistic masculinity.

Studio Rossi Brody is the collaborative project of artists Dani Frid Rossi and Adam Chad Brody. Using video, performance, and installation, their work explores the problems of masculinity by creating rituals, experiments, choreography, and fantastic situations that expand the range of male performance.

As directors and performers, Rossi and Brody take an active part in their investigations, often walking the line between serious social scientists, comedians and generic consumers. Rossi and Brody met in Philadelphia as graduate students in Tyler School of Art’s sculpture program and have been making work together since 2012.

Lumen Prize Fund Jumps to $11,500


The 2015 Call for Entries for the Lumen Prize, the global award and tour for digital art, is now open. We are pleased to announce an improved prize fund of $11,500, including an exciting commission for the Welsh National Opera.

The WNO commission will go to the winner of Lumen’s first Performance Prize, for excellence in work which incorporates sound and movement digitally. The prize will be judged by WNO’s renowned Creative Director David Pountney.

We’re also thrilled to be partnering with Level 39 for this year’s Lumen Prize Creative Coding Award. Other specialist prizes this year – in addition to the top 3 awards – include prizes for Immersive Environments and Creative Still Image.

The 2015 winners will also see their work go around the world on our global tour to the US, Asia and Europe. To get started you can register here.

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London Show opens May 14th

Mark your diaries for the final stop of the 2014 Lumen Prize show at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, from May 14th – 22nd, with a Digital Art Seminar and opening on the 14th. Keep an eye on Facebook for more details.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

MSA Sculpture Conference: Atlanta 2015

September 17-20th

MSA is partnering with Georgia State University and Eyedrum arts organization to offer a great weekend of learning, sharing and networking. The conference will feature keynote speaker JIM SANBORN and guest speaker JOYCE J. SCOTT. There will also be workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and four members exhibitions. Exhibition opportunities include a student and outdoor exhibition on the Georgia Sate campus and an indoor and outdoor exhibition at Eyedrum. Please be sure to save the date now and keep watching our Facebook feed and website for further information!

MID-SOUTH SCULPTURE ALLIANCE
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is a non-profit organization formed in 2006 to advance the creation, awareness, and understanding of sculpture in our communities.

MSA is an affiliate organization of the International Sculpture Center (ISC). Its membership is open to anyone, anywhere with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture - including sculptors, art educators, patrons, collectors, galleries, suppliers, architects, developers, journalists, critics, historians, curators and museums.

MSA MISSION STATEMENT

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance advances the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals, and the community in dialogue.

MSA BOARD MEMBERS:
Isaac Duncan III, President
Roger Halligan, Vice President
David Marquez, Secretary
Perry Sherrell, Treasurer
Gary Bibbs
Elizabeth Carriger
Jan Chenoweth
Rondell Crier
Joey Manson [Clemson University Senior Lecturer of Art and Atelier InSite faculty member]
Jerome Meadows

Ayokunle Odeleye
Kevin Shunn

Baggs McKelvey - Managing Director



Thursday, March 12, 2015

FREE to SC Artists: Artists U/SC Intensive Weekend, May 8 & 9, 2015, Charleston, SC

Apply to attend the
Artists U/SC Intensive weekend
Application due April 6

On May 8 - 10, 2015, the South Carolina Arts Commission's Artists' Ventures Initiative will host the Artists U/SC Intensive in downtown Charleston, S.C. at the Simons Center at the College of Charleston (54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29401).

Drawing on his work with Artists U/Philadelphia, artist leader Andrew Simonet, along with Karen Ann Myers, Michaela Pilar Brown, Tamara LaValla, and Rodney Lee Rogers, will outline approaches for reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and slaying the two demons of the artist's life: time and money.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Why artists are poor and why they shouldn't be

  • Tools artists have used to make things easier

  • How to build a life that is balanced, productive and sustainable

Any South Carolina artist may apply to attend. There is no cost to attend. Yes, the workshop is FREE! Class size is limited to 30 artists.

Make the most out of this incredible weekend of free assistance and apply today!   

How to apply
You must be able to attend both sessions:
Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. AND
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Also be aware that, if you are traveling from out of town, you will be responsible for your own lodging, meals and transportation expenses. Additional information about the host facility and preferred hotel will be provided only to the applicants who are selected.

Applications are due by midnight, Monday, April 6, 2015. Only those applicants who are selected will be contacted. Those selected will receive notice no later than April 17, 2014 via e-mail. 


If you have any questions about this application or the Artists U/SC Intensive weekend, please contact Joy Young (803-734-8203).

Visit the South Carolina Arts Commission's website for more information about the S.C. Artists' Ventures Initiative.

Kristen T. Woodward, Clemson University MFA in Art Alumna, has Solo Exhibition at Albright College’s Freedman Gallery


Albright College’s Freedman Gallery Presents
Kristen T. Woodward: Hunter-Gatherer
March 24 through April 26


Reading, Pa. – The Freedman Gallery at Albright College will host a solo exhibition, Kristen T. Woodward: Hunter-Gatherer, on view in the Main Gallery, March 24 to April 26.
A professor of art at Albright, Woodward teaches painting and printmaking, and interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the arts. The exhibition will feature work from her fall 2013 sabbatical.

Portions of the work in this exhibition have been shown before, but not all together in one installation. Brought together for the first time, Hunter-Gatherer explores intuitive and symbolic predator-prey relationships. Throughout the exhibit, found objects and decoys are used alongside more traditional encaustic paintings, as animals, fruits and figures intermingle with ancient weapons and technological wonders. A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Woodward has a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from Syracuse University and a master’s in fine arts degree in studio art (1993) from Clemson University. Her mixed-media drawings combine painting and printmaking and often utilize found collage materials.

Woodward’s work is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Sexton Industries, the Shearwater Corporation, the Cottonlandia Museum, Wachovia Bank, Adams State College, Lockhaven University, Cooper University Hospital, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics of Los Angeles. Woodward is also the resident curator for www.artists2artists.net, a social network for artists to exhibit their work.
Exhibition-related events include:

·         March 26, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall – Artist’s Lecture

·         March 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Freedman Gallery – Opening Reception

Freedman Gallery
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA  19612