Thursday, September 30, 2010

ATOA Fall 2010 Panel Series ~ Sept. 30 - Dec.16

ATOA Fall 2010 Panel Series ~ Sept. 30 - Dec.16
Thursdays - 6:30 Reception, 7:00 Discussion - Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, 547 W. 27th St., #301 
Admission: $7 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students with ID



FIRST PANEL This Thursday ~ September 30, 2010

Please Appropriate Me: 
The Art of Using Art to Make More Art
Moderator:  Ed Herman
Panelists:  Mary Close, painter · Russell Conner, painter · Marcy Freedman, painter & performance artist · Sam Weiner, sculptor & collagist
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole

October 14, 2010
Jay Milder - A Film by Ray Grist:  Film Screening & Dialog
Featuring: Jay Milder, artist & Ray Grist, filmmaker
Organizer: Ray Grist

October 21, 2010
Three Dimensions: Hand or Digital?  Sculptors Consider the Alternatives
Moderator:  Doug Sheer, chairman of ATOA
Panelists:  Donna Dodson, wood carver · Ayami Aoyama, stone carver · and other sculptors (stay tuned)
Organizers: Lynne Mayocole & Doug Sheer

October 28, 2010
Raising the Dead
A Conversation with:  Flash Light, artist · Dr. Chic Schissel, lecturer on the medical system, science, quackery & music · John Rafferty, author, editor & president of the Secular Humanist Society of NY · Dr. Barnaby Rhue, artist and NYU professor
Organizer:  Flash Light
November 13, 2010
Art & Wall Street: The Mel-Moses Art Index - Art as Assets
Featuring Ron Morosan, artist & Robert A. Schwartz, PhD, Economics & Finance, Baruch College
A discussion on how this Index will allow non-profts to issue bonds and other financial instruments to allow supporters to "invest" in arts orgnizations.
Organizer: Ron Morosan

November 18, 2010
From Performance to Painter's Tape: 
Abstract Art & Materiality
Moderator: Kat Griefen, curator
Panelists: Bibi Calderaro · Creighton Michael · Ray Oglesby · Rebecca Smith
Organizer: Kat Griefen

December 9, 2010
Performance, Re-Performance & All That
Host: Vernita N'Cognita, performance & visual artist
Featuring 10-20 Artists in Performance (stay tuned for playbill)
Organizer: Vernita N'Cognita

December 16, 2010
Hans Hofmann in Film
Moderator: Patricia Stark Feinstein, independent curator
Panelists: Irving Sandler, art historian · Thorpe Feidt, artist, teacher · plus additional panelists to be announced
Featuring an excerpt from Sam Feinstein's film 
on Hans Hoffman.
Organizer: Patricia Stark Feinstein





Babelgum is pleased to announce the shortlisted films for its inaugural Animatron Animation Film Festival.

LONDON / NEW YORK (September 30, 2010) – Digital broadcast network Cash prizes will be awarded to first-place and runner-up winners in each of four categories by an international jury of animators and industry leaders including:

in reference to: Fine Art Magazine Home (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hans Mertens Online Gallery <a href="http://www.hansmertens.nl">www.hansmertens.nl</a>

My Test from Face Book

Dutch to English translation
Hans Mertens Online Gallery
www.hansmertens.nl
Hans Mertens trained HBO publicity design and Mark Linne School at the academy. He specialized in taking various techniques can be applied and drawing, painting and illustrating. H
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Read phonetically

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"Hans Mertens Online Gallery www.hansmertens.nl"
- Facebook (52) | Jamie Schaller Forbes (view on Google Sidewiki)

THE 18TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 7TH –11TH, 2010

The 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival runs from Thursday, October 7th through Monday, October 11th (including Columbus Day weekend) in East Hampton with additional venues in Southampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk.
in reference to: Ghost Studios (view on Google Sidewiki)



 Fineartmagazine.com
THE 18TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7TH – MONDAY OCTOBER 11TH, 2010
THIS YEAR’S  “CONVERSATION WITH…” LUMINARIES ALONG WITH THE GOLDEN STARFISH SHORTS COMPETITION

James Franco, Julian Schnabel, Isabella Rossellini and Stanley Tucci to attend for the perennially popular “Conversation With” series
East Hampton, NY (September 21, 2010) The HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is proud to announce its “Conversations With…” series along with The Golden Starfish Short Films in this year’s Competition.  Now in its 18th year, The 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival runs from Thursday, October 7th through Monday, October 11th (including Columbus Day weekend) in East Hampton with additional venues in Southampton, Sag Harbor and Montauk.  Festival headquarters are located at the beautiful c/o The Maidstone Hotel on Main Street in East Hampton.Fine Art Studios & TV
BABELGUM LAUNCHES ANIMATRON FILM FESTIVAL,

THE FIRST TRI-PLATFORM GLOBAL VIEWING AND VOTING ANIMATION COMPETITION

New York / London (September 21, 2010) Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival. The competition will culminate in a special public screening program, The Hamptons Animation Showcase, at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in October. Entries will be eligible for an Audience Award voted on by the public as well as cash prizes from a select jury of leaders in the animation, film, and television world, including RotoScope pioneer Tommy Pallotta (Snack and Drink, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly), industry leader and visual-effects producer Charlotte Bavasso (Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Nexus Productions), and animators Pete Bishop (Bromwell High, Captain Star) and Isaac Littlejohn Eddy (Anatomy of a Dog Show, Capturing King), and Jeffrey Scher (Paper View, Lost and Found, Tulips), with others to be announced soon.
Film Bablegum
“BARNEY’S VERSION” TO OPEN THE 18TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS HIFF
Richard J. Lewis’ BARNEY’S VERSION, produced by Robert Lantos (EASTERN PROMISES, BEING JULIA), is based on the Mordecai Richler novel. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman and Bruce Greenwood.  Giamatti is the titular Barney and presents a view of his life that is at times hilarious and at others, heartbreaking.

ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the Independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique, varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the public. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

The Hamptons International Festival headquarters are located at the beautiful c/o The Maidstone Hotel on Main Street in East Hampton.

For further information on the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival and to become a member, please visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VIMEO ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN 2010

VIMEO ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN 2010 VIMEO AWARDS FOR THE BEST IN CREATIVE ONLINE VIDEO
45 Videos Representing 9 Categories and 12 Countries Vie for the Honor of Best-in-Category and One $25,000 Grant for Best Overall Video


NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – Online video sharing site Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], today announced the top five finalists in each of nine categories in its first Vimeo Awards competition.

in reference to:

"45 Videos Representing 9 Categories and 12 Countries Vie for the Honor of Best-in-Category and One $25,000 Grant for Best Overall Video     NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – Online video sharing site Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], today announced the top five finalists in each of nine categories in its first Vimeo Awards competition."
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ASK ME ANYTHING: MEET PRODUCER, DANA OFFENBACH


Ask Me Anything: Meet Producer, Dana OffenbachEvent: Thursday Sep 23, 2010
Need production advice? Fifteen filmmakers have the opportunity to converse with Dana Offenbach,  a partner in the independent production company CinemaStreet, which recently wrapped MOOZ-lum, a feature starring Danny Glover, Evan Ross, Nia Long and Roger Guenveur Smith.

Grateful to NYWIFT for providing information and support early in her career, Offenbach is eager to return the favor to today's aspiring producers. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up early.

This program is open to NYWIFT members only.

Dana Offenbach is a partner in the newly- formed independent film production company CinemaStreet, LLC.  She has produced several independent features, hundreds of television and radio commercials, over 50 career achievement videos for live awards shows, documentaries and short films. Offenbach has worked in India, South America, South Africa and Canada.

Dana's latest production, a Qasim Basir film titled Mooz-lum starring Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover & Roger Guenveur Smith is slated to debut at the UrbanWorld Film Festival in September, and will also screen in October at the Chicago International Film Festival.

She is currently in development on several projects with low to mid-range budgets.

Produced by Barbara Masry


Event Information
ASK ME ANYTHING:
MEET PRODUCER, DANA OFFENBACH
Date/Time:Thursday, Sep, 23 2010
6:30 PM
Pricing:$25--NYWIFT members ONLY
RSVP by prepayment online
ADVANCE PAYMENT ONLY
Location:Kipany Pictures 32 East 39th Street
 Register

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTS An Evening with Kirk McKoy


THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTS
An Evening with Kirk McKoy
Senior Photographer at the Los Angeles Times
When: Monday, September 27th at 7:00 pm

Where: Lyceum Theatre Gallery, in Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego.

Cost: Free
Veteran photojournalist Kirk McKoy will speak and show high-resolution images at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery, presenting three decades of his photography as he covered many significant events which have shaped our history. Come see the world through the perspective of a major photojournalist. From California wildfires, the L.A. Riots, the Northridge earthquake and the World Trade Center, to celebrity portraits and fashion.

Three of McKoy's images are represented in the Art of Photography Show 2010, having been selected from nearly 14,000 entries by Natasha Egan, the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. His three images in the exhibition are:

The Chase - A rioter attacked cars of any one who was not African-American with chunks of broke concrete at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles after the King verdict 4/29/1992.

The Beatdown - The mob at the intersection of Florence and Normandie attacked this Latino man as he stepped off the city bus. Anyone at the intersection who was not black was attacked during the first few hours.

The Quick Escape - A looter jumps on the door frame to make a quick exit after robbing a store on the second d day of the Los Angeles Riots following the Rodney King verdict.

Two hours after the verdict in the Rodney King beating trial was read, mayhem ensued! At the intersections of Florence and Normandie, anyone entering the area that was not African-American was attacked during those first few hours. The police were powerless to stop the violence. Mob rule was in full effect. These images were recorded during the first few hours and days following the not-guilty verdicts against the police officers trial for beating Rodney King were read.

Kirk McKoy is a Senior Photographer at the Los Angeles Times. Mr. McKoy has been a photojournalist for 30 years and has a BA in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Maryland. Kirk shares the Pulitzer Prize for his work covering the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, the 1994 North Ridge Earth Quake and the 2003 Los Angeles Wild Fires stories. McKoy is a contributing photographer for the book "Songs of My People" and has also been published in numerous books pertaining to the 1992 Riots.

Directions to the Lyceum Theatre Gallery: www.artofphotographyshow.com/lyceum.html 

Parking: Park at the Horton Plaza parking structure and receive a 3 hour validation.

Check out the upcoming events in our "Where Great Minds Meet" Speaker Series here.

For more information, contact the Producer: Steven Churchill
Phone: 619-825-5575

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lacada Juried UN Show

Digital Art L.A. International Call for Entries
 
SNAP TO GRID: the UN-Juried ExhibitEvery entry shown!
 
November 11 - December 4, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday November 11 , 7-9pm
(in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk)

Show your work in our un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography. All entries will be printed (8.5"x11" on heavyweight paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted. Separate registration required for each image. Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.
 
All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.
 
Special consideration is given to "Snap to Grid" artists for inclusion in future exhibits. Entrants to our calls for submissions form the pool of artists from which we select the majority of our exhibitors. There have been a large number of "Snap to Grid" participants who have been included in group exhibits, as well as a number of solo shows. Proceeds for "Snap to Grid" benefit these gallery programs and keep LACDA thriving. Exhibit your work, build your resume, and support our gallery. Everybody wins!

Location: This call is international, open to all geographical locations.
 
Show Dates: November 11 - December 4, 2010
 
Deadline for entries: October 25, 2010
 
Opening Reception: Thursday November 11, 7-9pm (in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)
 
Entry Fee: Registration fee is $30US.
 
Submission Rules
Registration and submission are done online only. JPEG file uploads are the only accepted submissions under 2MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
 
Multiple EntriesMultiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image. Separate registration required for each image.
 
Two easy steps to exhibit your work at LACDA...
 
1) Register here (one registration fee for each image):
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=208615
 
2) Upload images here (separate upload for each image):
http://lacda.com/UploadPage/forms/form1.html
 
Gallery StatementEvery year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.
 
The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.

Rex Bruce
Director
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
www.lacda.com

Rouge Space/ 9/21-25

ODelle

Discover a new practice, the "graff video" :

Discover a new practice, the "graff video" :
http://graff.video.free.fr

The video camera is handled like a spray paint can in the "classic" graff. The images are carried out directly without retouching, with the light as medium. A transdisciplinary approach where the images provide a new form for the narration.
More infos about this approach on http://graff.video.free.fr/en/approach.htm
You can access the videos from the menu at right. 

Amy Zerner: The Fusion of Art and Fashion RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

ENCHANTED:  The Art Couture of Amy Zerner
The Fusion of Art and Fashion
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
150 W. 17th st
New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-5000
 Wednesday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 26th
 Artist reception Friday the 24th from 6-8 pm

Pictured below Amy Zerner, Monty Farber, Joan Himmelstein , & Jamie Forbes, visiting the studio of Amy & Monty while filming a video interview. To be released Friday Sept 24th . Watch it/ us on Vimeo





Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Reminder: Booksigning with Disney Historian John Canemaker
 
Two Guys Named Joe

John Canemaker, the head of animation at NYU and author of numerous classic animation books, returns to Animazing Gallery in SoHo on September 25th, from 2-6 pm to debut and autograph his new book. Two Guys Named Joe is about two of Disney's most important conceptualist artists who impacted the creative design on animated and stop-motion films at Disney Studios from Snow Whiteto Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.

 This fully illustrated hardcover book is a wonderful artistic biography about Joe Grant and Joe Ranft, and a MUST for every animation library. 

Buy your autographed copy here, and we will ship it for free after the show

 

canemaker book cover

Pyx - SEGIN (2009)

In Gold and Bronze: The Triumphs of Akelo
 

 
Admired for his splendid creations in gold created using ancient goldworking techniques, Andrea Cagnetti, who works under the artistic name of Akelo, is in the news again. Two important American Museums—The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) of Boston and the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the University of Missouri—have acquired two works for their permanent collections.

Andrea Cagnetti is known for his use of a personal, cryptic language that relates to the mysteries of the universe hidden within the arcane symbols of alchemy. The first piece regards a round pyx called SEGIN (2009) made of 22 kt. gold (900/1000). The body, lid, and knob are finely decorated with plant and animal forms and geometric motifs, which are realized in filigree, granulation and dust granulation. Embodied within this ornamentation are the three realms of nature (mineral, vegetal and animal) and the four primary elements of water, earth, air and fire. Embedded in the crowning knob is a sapphire, synonymous with spiritual elevation.

The second work, entitled YILDUN (2001), is a precious pendant in the form of a bulla (Italian for “bubble”). First used by the Etruscans as an element in jewelry, Roman nobility continued the use of the bulla as a protective amulet. Radiating around the shield-like form appear geometric and plantlike forms outlined in filigree, several of which are then filled with the tiny delicate spheres of granulation. Filigree also decorates the jewel’s suspension tube.

Ever more in demand in the world of art, the artist’s work is the subject of the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s exhibition The Voyage of a Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo (June 5 – September 26, 2010), which will be traveling to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, California (October 7, 2010 – March 11, 2011).

With amazing versatility, Andrea Cagnetti moves with ease from the bench of the goldsmith to the foundry and to the chisel, thus completely embodying the ideal of the Renaissance man projected into the new millennium. During the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival, one of the artist’s bronze sculptures, entitled “Hope”, was awarded to Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, a film director from Chad and winner of the Robert Bresson Prize.



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For further information:

About Akelo - Andrea Cagnetti production and activity please visit the website www.akelo.it or contact directly the artist by mail at the address akelo@akelo.it   

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY


ARTIST OPPORTUNITY

Contact:   Annette Bernhardt, Marketing Coordinator, 631.462.5400 x223

Art League of Long Island¹s 55th Annual Member¹s Exhibition

The Art League of Long Island is accepting applications for their 55th
Member¹s Exhibition at the League¹s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills.
Artists who are not currently members are invited to join as members when
submitting applications. Registration form and $25 fee must be received by
4:00pm on October 15.

Exhibition juror is Winn Rea, a process-based environmental artist whose
works on paper, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited
extensively in South Korea and the United States. Her New York venues
include A.I.R. Gallery, Governor¹s Island, Islip Art Museum, and the
Newburgh Sculpture Project.  She is a member of the Phoenix Gallery in NYC
and is an Assistant Professor of Art at the C.W. Post Campus of LIU.

The exhibition will take place in two parts.  Artists whose last names begin
with the letters A  L will be exhibiting October 31 through November 28,
and those with the letters M  Z will be exhibiting December 12  January 9.
The Art League¹s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery is located at 107 East Deer Park
Road.

For prospectus please call 631-462-5400 x227 or download it at
www.artleagueli.org.

American Art Gallery

American Art Gallery
Hans Wolf Opening Tuesday Sept 21 6-8
Hans Wolf
Hans Wolf Solo Show
Hans Wolf and his abstract art is really incredible to behold. His most recent work "Medium Trinity" is a great example of the new art in New York Spray paint, oils and ink make his abstracts unique and a real joy view.

American Art Gallery
at Path Café
131 Christopher St.

September 21st to October 4th 2010
The Opening will be
Tuesday September 21st 6-8PM.
American Art Gallery
131 Christopher St.
New York, NY 10014

Galerie Zuger Premiere Exhibition

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Good Girls Aren’t Funny

Good Girls Aren’t Funny: An Interactive Program with Holly Mandel
Event: Thursday Sep 16, 2010

Every woman knows exactly what being the "Good Girl" means. Playing it safe, getting it perfect and pleasing everyone. Comedy, on the other hand, is about taking risks, making mistakes and being real. Whether it's in stand-up, improv, sketch comedy or the movies, one thing holds women back – the Good Girl. And her time is up!

Come join funny woman Holly Mandel for an interactive comedic exchange that understands – and unravels – your inner Good Girl.

Time to RSVP for September NYWIFT programs


Thursday, September 16, 2010
Good Girls Aren't Funny-An Interactive Program with Holly Mandel

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Company Formation, Partnerships & Collaborations

Monday, September 27, 2010
Brand Integration: Blending Hollywood and Madison Avenue

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
NYWIFT Screening Series

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Screening and Reception: Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador)


All NYWIFT programs and events are supported in part by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Counsel of the Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation



Holly Mandel has worked as a freelance writer/producer for ABC Television, FX Networks and Comedy Central’s On-Air Promotions department. Before moving to New York, she spent 13 years in Los Angeles where she worked in the film industry and was a member of the Groundlings Theater Company. In 2002, she founded Improvolution, which blends the Groundling’s emphasis on character work and realistic situations with improv by adding a “creative life-support system".

Produced by Iri Greco
Sep 15, 2010

Good Girls Aren’t Funny:
An Interactive Program with Holly Mandel
Date/Time: Thursday, Sep, 16 2010
6:30 PM
Pricing: $15 to NYWIFT members 
$25 to Nonmembers 
RSVP online
Location: Tribeca Film Center 375 Greenwich Street 

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VIMEO LAUNCHES SCHEDULE

VIMEO LAUNCHES SCHEDULE FOR INAUGURAL FESTIVAL WITH SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE
TED HOPE, LUCY WALKER AND MORGAN SPURLOCK FOR NYC OCT 8 & 9, 2010
Early Bird Pricing Still Available With a Two-Day All-Access Pass for Only $175

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"VIMEO LAUNCHES SCHEDULE FOR INAUGURAL FESTIVAL WITH SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE:"
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Exhibit news from Allan Gorman Fine Art

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Down Ramp   © 2010 Allan Gorman   Oil on Linen   36 in x 36 in

For Immediate Release                                                                 Contact: Hillary Jaffe Reimnitz
Montclair, NJ - August 19, 2010                                                                               973.744.5100


New Exhibit at BrassWorks on Grove Gallery
Features Artists' Take on Manmade Structures
20% of sale proceeds to be donated to Children's Hospital of NJ.

The latest exhibition at Brassworks on Grove - New Jersey's off beat, alternative art space in a beautifully renovated loft building - features paintings inspired by industry.

Allan Gorman of Montclair, NJ will show his bold, colorful and dramatic paintings of trucks and industrial landscapes. These tight graphic works will offer counter balance to Jersey City artist Lynda D'Amico's lyrical and romantic cityscapes mostly based on scenes from the Jersey City and Brooklyn, NY waterfronts.

Gorman, who has been painting with a fury over the past three years, demonstrates the strong graphic sensibilities of a designer. His simplified, angular, semi-abstract canvases and prints show a kinship with the photo realists, but betray his love of abstraction and the touch of the painter's hand. Gorman himself admits he is nostalgic. His canvases transport viewers back to a simpler, quieter time and that is exactly what he's after. "There's something very comforting and safe there, and I like to make images - even if they're modern - that have the ability to transport me to somewhere familiar," he admits.

Gorman, primarily self-taught, began painting in the early 1980's while teaching ad concepts at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, and then took a hiatus of 20 years. Since his return to painting, his work has been seen in more than 15 nationally juried exhibits, including the NJ Arts Annual at the NJ State Museum in Trenton. He's also the winner of several ArtSlant Showcases, and is presently the featured artist for August on NJArts.com

Lynda D'Amico, a Jersey City resident, delights viewers with her muted, Latin American inspired palette and technique. She says her approach to art has been largely influenced by studying with a noted South American artist who inspired her passion for painting.

Although the scenes she paints capture reality, D'Amico says her work is actually guided by the principles of abstraction--to simplify in order to expose the subject's essence.

D'Amico states: "I have always been attracted to the warm tones and strong simple forms of the old industrial buildings that make up the area where I have lived for the past 30 years.  On the surface, there is part of me that is interested in capturing the poetic beauty of these historic neighborhoods in the midst of their transformation. Beneath that, whether the inspiration comes from cityscapes or objects that make up a still life, my desire is that the finished painting is not merely a depiction of the real thing."  Her work often captures a more mysterious and almost spiritual quality that is both delightful and transformational.  D'Amico is the recipient of several fellowships and residencies, and her work has been purchased by many public, corporate and private collections. 

The artist's give back.
20% of sale proceeds to be donated to Children's Hospital of NJ.

BrassWorks on Grove is a unique, alternative space located in the NYC suburb of Montclair, NJ.  Curator, Hillary Jaffe Reimnitz coordinates 3-4 two-person exhibits a year in a beautiful contemporary space very well suited to displaying art.  "We're not running a traditional commercial gallery," says Jaffe Reimnitz, "but our standards are high nevertheless.  We show only the best local artists, and Gorman and D'Amico suit our space perfectly."

"Since we don't have the same burdens that a commercially-run space does, we're able to come up with some creative business ideas too," she goes on.  "And since the economy has had such an impact on nonprofit institutions that help the less fortunate in our communites, we've all agreed to donate 20% of the proceeds from the sales to help the fundraising efforts of Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. It's a win-win for everyone, and we're all excited and expect a large turn-out at the opening."

Children's Hospital of New Jersey is the state's premier hospital dedicated to caring for children. Due to unprecedented numbers of hospital closings in Essex, Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties, Children's Hospital has become the health care anchor for poor, uninsured children in northern New Jersey. Only about 10% of Children's Hospital's patients are privately insured. With Medicaid reimbursements in New Jersey close to the lowest in the country, Children's Hospital must rely on additional outside funding if it is to continue to serve this most vulnerable population.

An artist's reception is scheduled for October 15, 2010, from 6-9P,
where there will also be a presentation by the lead pediatrician from the Children's Hospital.
All are welcome.

BrassWorks on Grove
105 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ   07042. 
Gallery hours are from 8-6 Monday through Friday or by appointment with the artists. 

www.brassworksongrove.com
For more info, Contact Hillary Jaffe Reimnitz   hillary@jrapc.com  973 744 5100
Allan Gorman lives and works in Montclair, NJ
www.allangorman.com    Contact agorman@brandspa.net   973.509-2728

Lynda D'Amico lives and works in Jersey City, NJ
www.lyndadamico.com    Contact lyndamico@comcast.net

High resolution files of images are available for download at
https://www.yousendit.com/download/aHlSOU1TSWV6NEpjR0E9PQ

THE COLUMBUS ART POTTERY SHOW & SALE RETURNS TO THE ALADDIN SHRINE CENTER, OCTOBER 9 & 10

This breakthrough event – the only specialized vintage and contemporary art pottery show held in this country during the important Fall season-- is part of a total Columbus Pottery Weekend that includes a dynamic art pottery auction on Friday evening, October 8th, conducted by Greg Belhorn of Belhorn Auction, LLD. The auction will feature over three hundred lots of both vintage and contemporary fine art pottery



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Art pottery lovers throughout the country will be heading to America’s heartland, where art potteries have thrived for decades, for the event that has quickly become a not-to-be-missed experience -- The Columbus Art Pottery Show & Sale, at the Aladdin Shrine Center Oct. 9 & 10th This is the second annual ‘All pottery” show, the first having debuted last Fall to resounding success. 
Leigh Infield Associates
Eric Infield
212-691-7297

NYWIFT

 New York Women in Film & Television
Time to RSVP for September NYWIFT programs

Sunday, September 12, 2010
NYWIFT @ 2010 Latinbeat Film Festival

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
NYWIFT Annual Members Party

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Good Girls Aren't Funny-An Interactive Program with Holly Mandel

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Company Formation, Partnerships & Collaborations

Monday, September 27, 2010
Brand Integration: Blending Hollywood and Madison Avenue

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
NYWIFT Screening Series

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Screening and Reception: Ella es el Matador (She is the Matador)


All NYWIFT programs and events are supported in part by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Counsel of the Arts and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dan Townsend master shell carver & extra Pow Pow Pics

Sep 5, 2010

American Art Gallery















Hi, just a quick reminder that Lisa DuBois will be having an Opening this Tuesday September 7th 6-8 PM.
at American Art Gallery
131 Christopher Street · NYC

Thanks, John C. Kuchera
Please feel free to
call for more information:
646-750-6184
john@AmericanArtGallery.info
www.AmericanArtGallery.info

Kavachnina

Light art Biennial Austria 2010










































Light art Biennial Austria 2010

The first „Lightart Biennale Austria 2010“ is a non-commercial exhibition of lightart. There are light-artists as well as visual artists who uses light as an art-medium.  The Biennale 2010 is using the slogan „private light in public spaces“.

The Lightart-Biennale Austria 2010 starts in autumn 2010 in Austria, consultant is Peet Thomsen (USA/Copenhagen/Linz) and the works are selected by a jury.

The start of the Biennale will be September 1st in Linz and September 4th 2010 in Perchtoldsdorf, with a final exhibition in Vienna in November 2010.  We keep the public informed about the  Biennale with a Blog, a Website and a planned printed catalogue. The submissions can be watched on www.lightart.posterous.com . Selected artists and exhibition spaces can be seen on www.lightart-biennale.at .

Shinnicock Pow Wow

Labor Day Pow Pow Pics 9/5/10

Friday, September 3, 2010

Animazing Gallery l Comic Book Legends


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NEW YORK, NY - Comic Book legends Stan Lee and Neal Adams will be making appearances at Animazing Gallery in SoHo this October. Stan Lee will be signing on October 9th from 7-10PM, and presenting Marvel art by Alex Ross, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and more.  A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit the Stan Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide access to literacy, education and the arts throughout the nation. Neal Adams will be signing on October 21st from 6-9PM, and presenting original comic book pages from his new DC series Batman Odyssey. Animazing Gallery is located at the corner of Broome and Greene in SoHo, at 54 Greene St. RSVP to the event via rsvp@animazing.com, or by calling 212-226-7374. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10AM - 7PM, and Sunday from 11AM- 6PM. The exhibition is up through November. Admission is free and open to the public.
ABOUT STAN LEE

Stan Lee is known world-wide as the man who propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider- Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, The Avengers, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange. Stan Lee has had more influence within the comic book industry than anyone before or since. He either created or assisted in the creation of over 90% of Marvel's recognized characters, which have been successfully licensed and marketed since 1965. The numbers are staggering -- more than 2 billion of his comic books have been published in 75 countries and in 25 languages. In Europe alone, Lee's name appears on over 35 million comics annually. Each year, X-Men sells more than 13 million copies. The syndicated comic strip Spider-Man now appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide -- making it the longest running of all Super Hero strips.

In 1939, at the age of seventeen, Stanley Martin Lieber joined the staff of Timely Publications-the original publisher of Marvel Comics-as a copywriter and proof-reader. His first story was published in Captain America in 1941 under the byline of Stan Lee, and later that year he was appointed editor. As editor and chief writer, Lee collaborated with Marvel artists to create some of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe, including the Fantastic Four (1961), the Hulk (1962) and Spider-Man (1962). He was promoted to the position of publisher in 1972 and through the end of the 20th century, continued to increase the success of the Marvel Universe by expanding into the film and television industries.

Lee's career at Marvel has spanned six decades, and he is presently the chairman emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics, and executive producer for their motion picture productions. In 2002, he formed his own company, POW! Entertainment , where he continues to create and license intellectual property for the entertainment industry.

Lee's admirers are not limited to the younger generation -- his avowed fans include Presidents (Ronald Reagan once said he started every day reading Spider-Man comics and George Bush praised Lee for encouraging and assisting "millions of young people to broaden their own imaginations") and media titans (Steven Spielberg once explained that "Stan and I do the same thing. Only my pictures move.") and even his competitors ("Most of my generation of writers learned our craft from or through Stan Lee. He's an incredible part of the business," said Paul Levitz, publisher of DC Comics).
ABOUT NEAL ADAMS

"He revived Batman, saved the X-Men, challenged the system and changed comics forever." - Wizard Magazine 
"Describe him in one word? Genius." - Joe Quesada, Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics

"He's a pivotal figure in the world of comics. He has positively altered the state, the ethical structure of the industry, and always for the better." - Harlan Ellison

"Adams transformed Batman into the sleek, brooding Dark Knight depicted onscreen for the past two decades." - Brian Lowry, Variety

"Who is the greatest living comic book artist? As I've said before, my vote is for Neal Adams"- Geoff Boucher, LA Times

Neal's had legendary 'runs' on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from his campy TV show, and transformed him into his present "Avenger of the Night." When people say 'modern Batman,' they mean Neal Adams' Batman. His run directly led to the realistic incarnation seen in Batman Returns, and the Dark Knight movies.

He godfathered a generation of new talent, brought down the comics code by introducing "relevant comics" and gave America its first black comic book superhero. 
While fighting for creator's rights, he convinced publishers to return original art to its creators, improved standards of comic book production, forced publishers to pay royalties...and crusaded against work-made-for-hire in the copyright law. In addition, Neal has launched a successful production company - Continuity Studios - which produced the popular Nasonex Bee Campaign and introduced us to the concept of Motion Comics. He designed the popular Terminator, T2 4-D ride, and the Spider-man Rides at Universal Studios.

While setting-up his own characters with various Hollywood Studios and Producers, Neal is currently writing and drawing Batman Odyssey, for DC, a 12 issue series, and writing and drawing a 5 issue series of Wolverine for Marvel.
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