Saturday, October 31, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
52ND ANNUAL DELTA EXHIBITION
DON'T FORGET TO ENTER ONE THE LONGEST RUNNING, JURIED CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY, THEDELTA IS OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS LIVING IN OR BORN IN ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA, TENNESSEE OR TEXAS. FOUNDED IN 1956, THE DELTA WAS CREATED TO SHOWCASE CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY ARTISTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA REGION. TODAY, THE ANNUAL DELTA EXHIBITION HAS GROWN TO ENCOMPASS WORKS IN ALL MEDIA AND REFLECTS THE REGION’S STRONG TRADITIONS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND OBSERVATION, COMBINED WITH INNOVATIVE USE OF MATERIALS AND AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO SUBJECT MATTER.
The Deadline is November 2.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The postmark deadline for the MFA issue of New American Paintings is October 31.
The postmark deadline for the Southeast regional issue of New American Paintings is December 31.
Q: What is New American Paintings?
A: First published in 1993, New American Paintings is bimonthly juried exhibition in print. Each regionally-focused edition features the work of forty painters. Working with curators from the nation’s top museums, we review the work of more than five thousand artists a year and publish the best we find.
Q: Who reads New American Paintings?
A:New American Paintings’ readership is made up of thousands of collectors, art world professionals, artists and art enthusiasts. We also have an international subscriber base of individuals who are interested in discovering emerging American painters.
Q: Where can I find New American Paintings?
A:New American Paintings can be found on newsstands of fine bookstores and museum shops nationwide (Barnes and Noble and Borders are our largest retailers). You can also purchase subscriptions and single editions from our website.
Q: Who is chosen to be featured in New American Paintings?
A: We have split the United States into six regions (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast). For each of these regions, we conduct one competition a year in which artists residing in that region may submit slides of their work to us for consideration. Working with curators from major museums throughout the United States, we review the entries and select 40 artists for each book.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I just had a nice little chat with Jonathan Brilliant, an artist working in the Jones Hall Gallery this week. Brilliant calls himself "The Goldsworthy of the Coffeeshop" and he sold me a purple t-shirt that glows in the dark. Here's his explanation of the project:
For the Goldsworthy of the coffee shop project I make reference to the role of a British artist who gathers materials in his natural environment and uses them to execute a site-specific installation. In my version the natural environment is the coffee shop, and my materials are the to-go coffee cup and all its accoutrements. The resulting work is both ironic and labor intensive with a traditional craft based sensibility. In this ongoing series of work i continue to explore my sense that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the "real" natural environment. This ongoing cycle of work is realized through the creation of large site-specific, site-responsive sculptural interventions.The reception for his installation in Jones Hall is tomorrow at 4:30.
Here's a video (of the real Goldsworthy) to get you in the mood.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
For some reason all the members of my family always ask me if I can paint blue crabs for their houses--so today I did. Crabs for everyone! Woo!
University of Memphis Department of Art Brown Bag Series Screens Season Five of Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century
In conjunction with National Arts & Humanities Month, the Department of Art will screen season five of Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series that focuses exclusively on contemporary art. The Brown Bag Lunch screening will be followed by discussions led by University of Memphis faculty, graduate students, and guest artists.
The events are scheduled on September 29, October 8, October 15, and October 22, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Jones Hall room 214; screenings and discussions are free and open to the public.
The four new episode of the Peabody Award-winning series spans five continents and focuses on 14 of today’s most accomplished artists, such as Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Kentridge. The audience will observe the artists as they create works that reflect important and timely global issues, tackle complextopics, ask tough questions, and create works that delight, amaze, and sometimes unsettle audiences worldwide.
In addition to its PBS series and year-round series-based education and public programs efforts, Art21 has expanded its film production and educational efforts in recent years. Several new initiatives have been launched in the past year, including the premiere of the new short-format documentary series Art21–Exclusive on multiple online platforms and expansion of the Art21 Blog. New programs are in the works, including a feature film as well as Art21 Educators, an ongoing professional development program for teachers.