Monday, September 30, 2013

Bruce Gagnier National Academy of Design

John Davis Gallery

Bruce Gagnier
National Academy of Design


Bruce Gagnier, "Moses Striking the Rock," National Academy of Design

The commissioned fountain sculpture by Bruce Gagnier based on the theme of "Moses striking the Rock “ is on display from September 26, 2013 until January 26, 2014 in the Rotunda of the

National Academy of Design
1083  Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10128

Bruce Gagnier, "Moses Striking the Rock," Studio
Bruce Gagnier is represented in Hudson, New York by John Davis Gallery, courtesy of Lori Bookstein Fine Art
"Moses Striking the Rock" 64 x 33 x 44 inches
The Collection of Henry Justin
Photography: Maud Bryt

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival 

    Woodlands PIX for CTA
 
Call to Artists

WHAT: The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
  
WHERE: The beautiful Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas
     
WHEN:    April 12 & 13, 2014
              Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.;  Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
          
NOTEWORTHY:
 
*Limited to 215 juried artists in 14 media categories
 
 
*Surveyed artists averaged over $9000 in sales

*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, billboards, magazines, and social media valued at over $150,000
 
 
*Total Featured Artist and Best of Show Artists award packages valued at $8,000
 
 
*Jury/Booth fees are: $30 (Early Bird Application); $40 (Final Deadline)
$425 for a single booth, with corner, island, and double 2,3,and 4 available
 
 
*Artist amenities include booth sitting, water and snacks, complimentary breakfasts, welcome bags, and an artist rate at our host hotel, the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Resort & Conference Center
 
 
*Emerging Artist program
 
Join us in celebrating our 9th year of bringing fine arts to The Woodlands, Texas.  The Woodlands is a master-planned community 30 miles from Houston, and is home to over 100,000 people and 5,000 businesses.  The festival is held at the The Woodlands Town Center, a regional draw for more than 1 million people located north of Houston in south Montgomery county.  At our beautiful and unusual venue, national and regional artists sell their original creations along a landscaped path beside the waterway. Proceeds from the festival benefit our local charity partners involved in bringing fine art experiences to the community, as well as extend scholarship opportunities to many aspiring young artists.  The community is supportive and involved, and we have the greatest corps of volunteers in Texas!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:  
 
Early Bird Deadline:  October 1, 2013 ($30 Jury Fee) 
  
Final Deadline: October 15, 2013 ($40 Jury Fee) 

Notification:  November 18, 2013

Booth fee due:  January 10, 2014

Apply at www.zapplication.org

For more information please visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.com

Email questions to artistinfo@woodlandsartsfestival.com
Or call 281-705-3882 to speak to Cynthia Reid, Artist Management


This call to artists is brought to you as a service of The Art Festival Newsletter,
the nation's only quarterly newsletter dedicated to the success of art festival artists.
Please visit us at:  www.theartfestivalnewsletter.com

We invite you to visit the incredible homepage for artists:  www.Art-Linx.com

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MOJA LITERARY EVENTS

MOJA LITERARY EVENTS  
  

 Literary Corner
Tuesday, October 1 from 7pm to 9pm
Avery Research Center, 125 Bull Street
Admission: $11
SPONSORED BY:  College of Charleston and Avery Research Center; Charlestowne Associates; South Arts which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Total Wine & More; Marriott Charleston
 


Join us for a literary delight, featuring a wonderful storyteller, novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and journalist Tina McElroy Ansa.  She has written such books as Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With, You Know Better and her latest book Taking After Mudear


  

Poetry & Storytelling
September 30 to October 4 from 6pm to 7pm
Café 7, 2026 Savannah Highway
Admission: FREE
SPONSERED  BY:  Café 7

Regional and local Poets Schedule: 
 9/30 - Tabu Hazel
10/1 - Georgia Me
10/2 - 1MOPoeticSoul
10/3 - Tribal Raine
10/4 - Maximus Parthas


Spoken Word
Thursday, October 3 from 9pm to 11pm
Huger's,  587 King Street
Admission: $10

Huger's sets the mood for local and regional poets and poetry lovers to share their favorite works accompanied by Da'rrell Ravenell & company.  Join the fun!  Come out, sign up and share your favorite poems.

 


 
Official Poster Artist of the 2013 MOJA Arts Festival is
Charles DeSaussure with his image "Harvesting Sweetgrass"
featured on the cover of the program guide. 


Order MOJA Arts Festival Merchandise now!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR OLGA TAÑON TAKES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN RECRUITING ARTISTS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM.


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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR OLGA TAÑON TAKES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN RECRUITING ARTISTS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM.

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OLGA TAÑÓN- INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR
Miami, FL. (September 30th, 2013) (Big Time Media/ Mia Musa Music)---International superstar Olga Tañon, five-time Grammy winning artist, has dedicated her time and energy for several months recruiting international celebrities and Hispanic stars to support the immigration reform.
“Olga Tañon has taken a leadership and activist role on the comprehensive Immigration reform campaign,” said Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action.“Olga is a heroine for our community, speaking from her heart about the suffering of family separation and need to fix our broken Immigration system.”
Deportations continue at a rate of 1,200 each day. Under Ms. Tañon’s leadership, celebrities from different backgrounds have joined the campaign by creating PSAs, also an extensive social media awareness globally as well as numerous interviews in the media that created a massive impact on the unforgotten message "Time Is Now".Olga Tañon continues her devoted support on her social media platforms creating awareness of the social issues pertaining to an immigration reform.
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INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR OLGA TANON SUPPORTS THE IMMIGRATION REFORM
As a result of her leadership, activism and commitment Olga is responsible for others artists to join the fight for CIR and to publicly take a stand in favor of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Because of a previous engagement, she will not be able to attend the October 8th “Camino Americano” event, but she will continue providing her immense help in all social media platforms where she has been an active supporter.
“My unconditional support is with all the undocumented immigrants in the United States, I have been and will always be in the struggle until we have justice for all of our brothers and sisters,” said Ms. Tañon“I won’t be physically there this comingOctober 8 as this date coincides with previews artistic commitments from my end outside the United States. I have faith in God and hope that we will celebrate soon the passage of the immigration reform bill.” Stated the five-time Grammy Award winning artist.
Olga Tañon will be in Washington DC this coming October 2nd performing at theCHCI Hispanic Gala before President Barack Obama and the First lady Michelle Obama.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

NEWS on Cuban American Artists




the CANY blog

 

NEWS on Cuban American Artists:                          





 
 
Exhibits:
Carmen Herrera at the Smithsonian in Washington
Antonia Eiriz at the MDC in Miami
Abelardo Morell at J. Paul Getty Museum in LA
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons at Tufts in Boston
Ana Mendieta in London
Guerra de la Paz in Long Island City, NY
Diango Hernandez in London
Rafael Lopez Ramos in Miami
Amelia Pelaez in December at the Perez Art Museum

Lectures:
September 26/27 Alejandro Anreus - Cernuda Arte
October 1, 2013 Gladys Triana at MDC

Articles:
Ana Mendieta: death of an artist foretold in blood
Coco Fusco wins Absolute Award
Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova
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Crescent City Connection



Crescent City Connection
 
a collaboration with 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans

The Dishman Art Museum

September 26th - November 22nd

Opening Reception 
Friday, September 27th at 6:30pm

Artist Roundtable Luncheon 
Saturday September 28th at noon


Beaumont, Texas | September 25th, 2013

Painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, and digital installations comprise the varied offerings of fourteen New Orleans based artists currently on view at the Dishman Art Museum.  This exhibition marks the first collaborative venture with the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, one of the premium showcases for contemporary and cutting edge art in New Orleans. The exhibition will be on view September 26 to November 22, 2013.

Participating artists include Anita Cooke, Dan Rule, Hannah Chalew, Gina Phillips, the artist collaborative Generic Art Solutions, Michael Pajon, Bob Snead, Justin Forbes, Skylar Fein, Adam Mysock, Jonathan Ferrara, Sidonie Villere, Christopher Saucedo, Dan Rule and Dan Tague.  Gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and many of the contributing artists will also visit the Lamar campus for the opening reception September 27 and a roundtable lunch discussion on September 28, as part of the opening festivities for the show. The opening reception begins at 6:30 in the Dishman Art Museum and will be followed by an after party at the Art Studio Inc., at 8:30. Light refreshments will be served at the reception. Admission to the reception, party, lunch and the exhibition are free. Please RSVP for the artists's lunch at dishmanart@lamar.edu, to ensure enough food for everyone.

"This is an important exhibition for the Dishman Art Museum and the Lamar community," said Megan Young, director of the Dishman and assistant professor of art. "We have strong ties to New Orleans through our shared geography and history of devastating storms, but more importantly we have creative ties that have worked to ensure that our community does not falter in the face of such adversity.  This exhibition is a celebration of those ties."

Jonathan Ferrara is a New Orleans artist, gallery owner, community activist and arts entrepreneur. His gallery exhibits cutting edge works of art from local, national and international artists including paintings, sculpture, glass, metal works, mixed media and installation art. Exhibitions he has produced have been featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Art In America, ARTPAPERS, ART News, The Associated Press, ELLEMagazine, NPR and on ABC's Good Morning America and in numerous local, national and international publications.

"I am thrilled to be working with Jonathan Ferrara as co-curator of this exhibition and bring such a phenomenal and talented group of artists to Lamar," said Young. "The artists represented in this exhibition are all excellent and our students will benefit greatly from exposure to such diverse media and conceptual concerns."

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 1030 E. Lavaca, Beaumont, Texas. Free museum-dedicated parking is available in front of the Dishman during museum hours.

The opening reception begins at 6:30pm in the Dishman Art Museum and will be followed by an after party at the Art Studio Inc., at 8:30. Light refreshments will be served at the reception.  Please RSVP for the artists's lunch at dishmanart@lamar.edu, to ensure enough food for everyone.  Admission to all events is free.

For more information about the artists and artwork, please contact Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at


 

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY 
400a Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: 504.522.5471
fax: 928.597.5471

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
and by appointment
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR’S FIRST CHICAGO SATELLITE FAIR A SUCCESS



Fountain Art Fair Chicago 2013, Photo by Luciano Braza


FOUNTAIN ART FAIR’S FIRST CHICAGO SATELLITE FAIR A SUCCESS
(September, Chicago) -  Fountain Art Fair successfully launched its first satellite exhibition in Chicago, celebrating the EXPO Chicago weekend with more than 1,000 visitors and strong exhibitor sales. Hosted in partnership with Johalla Projects at Mana Contemporary in Pilsen, Fountain introduced itself to the Chicago market by showcasing 18 exhibitors and an impressive group of special art installations. The fair also staged a weekend-long performance art series and entertained visitors with high-energy performances from We Theory, Reuben Wu of Ladytron and ADULT., all while gathering donations to benefit the Detroit Institute of Arts.
“Fountain Art Fair is overwhelmed with gratitude towards the City of Chicago and all of our supporting partners, exhibitors, sponsors, performers and volunteers for making this weekend an incredible experience,” says Fountain Producer Elizabeth Tully.  “We look forward to returning in 2014 to share our unique blend of engaging, accessible art, wild performances and great vibes.”
Chicagoans and EXPO weekend visitors flocked to Pilsen, filling the fair booths and supporting Fountain’s trek to Chicago with great enthusiasm. Patrick Hull, owner of Vertical Gallery, says “Participating in the Fountain Art Fair was a great experience. As a new gallery, we were able to connect with new collectors from the entire Chicagoland area, and we look forward to building these relationships.”  Oliver Hild of Maxwell Colette gallery states “The fair drew a wide range of viewers, and we were impressed that many were serious buyers. Overall, we were quite pleased with Fountain 2013.” Aron Packer of Packer Schopf Gallery commented “Fountain was a perfect venue for exhibiting the emerging artists that we represent.  Sales were great, and working with the Fountain team made it even easier!”
EXHIBITORS
VIP PREVIEW TO BENEFIT THE DIA
In response to recent Detroit Institute of Arts reports, Fountain showed its support for the prestigious institution by donating proceeds from Friday’s VIP preview to the museum. Detroit, 280 miles east of Chicago, and home to a collection of over 60,000 works, is recognized as one of the most important museums in the nation. Fountain is honored to have upheld the DIA’s legacy with the city of Chicago during the EXPO CHICAGO weekend and visitors showed their support for the institution with heartfelt donations.
PERFORMANCE ART
In line with its consistent support of contemporary performance, Fountain staged TUYAU, a performance art series curated by Meredith Weber. The series worked as a conduit for the artist’s voice and engaged the audience in a multitude of shared experiences while creating a platform for the artists to take risks that further realized their conceptual ideas. Performances from Claire Ashley and Industry of the Ordinary will not be soon forgotten.
SPECIAL ART INSTALLATIONS
In collaboration with Packer Schopf Gallery, Fountain Art Fair showcased Dave Ford’s Swing Set Drum Kit, an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Fair visitors were eager to try out the three swings which activated large colorful wheels and triggered multiple drumsticks, striking percussive instruments. From the snare drum to sleigh bells, the visual and auditory layers to the piece were endless throughout the weekend.
Montreal street art collective and long-time Fountain favorites, En Masse, were also on hand creating a site-specific mural.  Working live in collaboration with local artists in their signature black-and-white style, the En Masse installation delivered great photo opportunities all weekend long. Fountain staples Brian Leo and Dave Tree also featured installations adjacent to Fountain’s VIP entrance area.
MUSIC, SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Fountain brought its reputation for thrilling late-night performances and the best after-hours fair action to Chicago with a Saturday night DJ set from Reuben Wu of Ladytron and a headlining performance from ADULT.  Friday night’s Opening Reception kicked the weekend off with beats from coleslaw and We Theory. Thanks for the incredible performances!
Special thanks to Chicago favorite and beer sponsor Revolution Brewing for adding some local flavor to the fair experience and to Dark Matter Coffee and Nellcôte for providing refreshments for the VIP lounge.
Much love to the Chicago Reader for supporting the Fountain Art Fair as presenting media partner and sponsor of the VIP Lounge. Thanks to supporting media partners  ArtSlant, Art Nerd, Artcards, The Art Dossier, NY Arts Magazine and Monarch Daily for helping get the word out and making Fountain Art Fair Chicago a success in its first year.
Major gratitude to Mana Contemporary for hosting Fountain Chicago at their Chicago studios at 2233 S. Throop St, Chicago, IL and to supporting partnering Johalla Projects for helping make a Fountain Chicago satellite fair a reality.
ABOUT FOUNTAIN
Founded in 2006, Fountain Art Fair has received critical acclaim for its unique art fair model and genuine dedication to the artists and galleries who share in its vision and ideology. Celebrated as the first of a new influential generation of alternative fairs, Fountain is reinterpreting the concept of the art fair experience and paving a new path to the future in today’s market.  Fountain is dedicated to the memory of co-founder Lincoln Capla.
Stay Connected - Applications for Fountain New York at the 69th Regiment Armory are now open! Interested galleries, artists and collectives can find apps online here. For the latest updates on Fountain visit fountainartfair.com, find us on Facebook at facebook.com/fountainartfair, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FountainArtFair.  
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