Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ting Ying Han at Spruill Gallery

Ting Ying Han / Missing / rice / 2008 / 72"x 36" 72"

Detail, Missing

Detail, Missing


"Ting Ying Han is a visual artist who was born at Taipei, Taiwan. After finishing a degree in International Shipping and Management, as her parents wished. She decided to leave her family and pursue her dream. Now she resides in Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. Han’s work focuses on exploring humanity and the relationship on her personal life events. "

Artist Statement:

"After six years of being in the United States, I have assimilated new ideas through the process of being transplanted from Taiwan. I am driven by the changing and responding influences of both the past and the present. I am interested in how we, as humans, relate to each other; how mental, psychological, emotional, and physical conditions can intersect with lived experiences.

Memories are documents that retain collective visions, myths and beliefs about my homeland and my role as a woman. These memories and relationships within my family are the inspiration and motivation for an open-ended narrative of life. They remain as an inseparable and essential part of my life; this is true even though the new cultural understanding sometimes contradicts the old.

To me, making art is a way of exploring the balance between my past and present selves. This process of physically “making” objects recovers the emotional and psychological aspects of my past. This is the essence of my content. The works explore how malleable our identities are, and how individual perception of reality can influence what is accepted as truth."

Spruill Gallery Presents:

Emerging Artists 2009
Artists on the up and up.
June 19 - August 1, 2009

Featuring works by Jonathan Bouknight, Meg Aubrey, Susan Ryles, Rory Golden, Jason Kofke, Rylan Steele, Erin McIntosh, Ting Ying Han and Danny Paulette.

To see more of Ting Ying Han's work, visit her page on ArtReview

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ann Rhodes at dk Gallery

Ann Rhodes is participating in a group exhibition, The Nature of Landscape, at dk Gallery. The show also features new work by Jenifer Ahrens, Melody Boggs, Donna Cassaro-Hughes and Lena Lagergren. The exhibition runs from June 19-July 16, 2009.

Ann Rhodes, Field of Poppies, 24 x 24 in., oil on canvas

"Celebratory landscapes are the focus of my work. Personal response to the intensity of nature's force informs my painting in which loose brushwork and overlapping layers of paint represent the complexity of the universe. I am fed by nature's light and color, comforted by its underlying geometry, awed by its muscularity." -Ann Rhodes

An artist reception will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 pm with music by the Bill VanDyke Ensemble. The show will benefit The Marietta Educational Garden Center: 10% of the evening's sales will be donated to the Garden Center, and donations will be accepted during the evening for the Garden Center. The Marietta Educational Garden Center, a non-profit organization located at 505 Kennesaw Avenue, remains one of the largest privately owned and maintained green spaces in Cobb County, and is a rarity in the arena of non-profits devoted to protecting our environment and promoting "green." The event is free to the public.

dk Gallery
25 West Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 427-5377
Hours: T-W, 11-5; Th-Sat, 11-7

To see more work by Ann Rhodes, please visit her website.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art


This is a part-time, hourly position without benefits. The schedule includes working on-site Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 36 hours/week.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, possess strong organizational, communication, and time management skills, is a team player, and is able to effectively interact with staff, members, and visitors. One must possess excellent writing skills and have a Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, or Arts Administration. Experience working at a non-profit is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with donor database software is a must.

This position utilizes a variety of skills. It should be noted that the major responsibility (75% of the work week) is with Membership. Therefore experience and skills in this area will be considered more heavily.

Membership Coordinator Responsibilities (75% of time)

  • Manage donor database including but not limited to accurately entering all incoming new, renewed, and gift memberships, all donations, new constituent records, and managing constituent records, etc. Act as a liaison between Director of Institutional Advancement and Bookkeeper.
  • Responsible for creating and sending all donor and member acknowledgement letters, new member packets, pledge and membership reminders, and other mailings as needed. Maintain the timely completion of renewal correspondence to all expired/expiring members according to the renewal calendar.
  • Handle all exhibition-related mailings to ACAC members.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement to brainstorm and implement membership campaigns, events, outreach, and research.
  • Update membership materials and letters when necessary, working towards creating a stronger and broader new membership constituency while engaging current members.
  • Answer questions and promote membership while at events and during normal business hours.
  • Help educate Interns on membership levels, benefits, and how to promote membership.
  • Create, run, and analyze membership and development reports.
  • Manage ACAC social network sites creating content and sending out invitations and updates.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Education Coordinator Responsibilities (25% of time)

  • Open and Close Saturdays (11:00 - 5:00 pm) and Thursdays (10:00 am - 8:00 pm). Assist with event set-up and staff admissions desk as needed during Thursday and Saturday events.
  • Responsible for cash box, answering phones, assisting visitors, and providing information about the organization and exhibitions to visitors.
  • Help manage Interns and cover the admissions desk in their absence.
  • Assist with exhibition installation and de-installation as needed.
  • Support the Artistic Director in developing and coordinating Education programs.
  • Prepare for, set-up, and staff Education programs as needed.
  • Act as point of contact for parents, schools and teachers regarding Education programs.
  • Promote education activities locally through email, phone, blogs and family websites.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Art, Art History, or Arts Administration.
  • Experience working at a non-profit preferred.
  • Must be proficient with computers including Microsoft Office products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and donor database software.
  • Strong written, verbal, and organizational skills a must.
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to multitask, and work independently.
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the arts and Atlanta’s art scene.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Saskia Benjamin
Director of Institutional Advancement
535 Means Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Or by email to:
Saskia Benjamin
Director of Institutional Advancement

Please no phone calls.


The November 13-15 event is open to exhibitors displaying and selling works in a variety of artistic disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing/pastel, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and mixed media. Approximately 100 artists will be selected for participation in the 2009 Telfair Art Fair.

Cash prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded to outstanding artists in a brief ceremony on Saturday, November 14. Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art, will serve as judge of this year's Art Fair.

Gold: $5,000 Silver: $2,000 Bronze: $1,000
3 Honorable Mention Awards at $500 each

Competition is open to artists 18 years of age and older.

Click here for information and an application.


It is apparent that location influences an artist as much as anything, with subject and media being as diverse as the points of origin. This influx of geographical diversity begs the need to display visual representations of the places they are coming from. Gallery RFD seeks artwork for an exhibition titled Where I’m From, which will feature compositions that are either inspired by, in response to, or a documentation of the place you call home. Awards will be given for Best of Show and Juror’s Choice.

Submissions: Where I’m From is an open call to all artists and mediums. All entries must be received by 11:00 pm EST on June 25th to be considered for exhibition. Gallery RFD reserves the right to extend deadlines when necessary. All entries must be original works by the submitting artist. If selected for exhibition, works must be available for shipping and exhibition by the designated date.

Click here for the prospectus.


The In Practice project series supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of 2010.

SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or further the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with installation, architecture, performance, and other media.

Proposals will be reviewed relative to the following criteria:

- Quality of proposal and prior work
- Responsiveness to the site and the specific context of SculptureCenter

The works and exhibitions created through this series include sculptural objects, installations, performances and artworks that operate between all of these disciplines. Past participants in the series include Fia Backström, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Drew Heitzler, Justin Lowe, Rachel Mason, Lucy Raven, Karin Schneider, Agathe Snow, and Josh Smith among many others.

All applications will be submitted electronically via SculptureCenter's website this year. The application, guidelines, FAQ, and downloadable building floorplans and images may be found here. Applying artists are encouraged to visit SculptureCenter during open hours.

Deadline: July 1, 2009 / Notification Date: September 1, 2009


A little history…

Once a year, Paris lights up the city with art for NUIT BLANCHE. Toronto does the same with all night art revelry. In Santa Monica, GLOW transforms the pier, the beach and Palisades Park for art encounters from dusk to dawn.

One misty night in October 2008, Le Flash sparked this same ephemeral energy in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill District. The premier of Le Flash Atlanta featured over 40 projects in Castleberry’s streets and galleries, vacant lots and windows, warehouses and rooftops. The event illuminated the district from dusk to midnight, creating a unique cultural experience, and leaving a trace of magic and mystery in the minds of those who were there.

Learn more about Le Flash 2008 here: http://www.leflash-atl.com/

And here: http://burnaway.org/2008/10/le-flashhighlights/

This year—rain or shine—we return to Castleberry Hill, on Friday, October 2 with Le Flash Atlanta 2009, the opening event of Atlanta Celebrates Photography!

Curatorial Team: Cathy Byrd and Stuart Keeler

Fantastical art and creative events will again fill a night out in the neighborhood. Atlanta expects to be showered with the light and sound of installations, performance art, poetry readings, music, video projections, an iron pour and art happenings of all sorts.

Artists, we await proposals for projects centered on light!

Imagine light as a solid, a liquid or a vapor elemental to your project! Think of light through an experimental lens, as a reflection or as a projection. Show us how you can animate and energize one space or a whole neighborhood!

We invite proposals for experimental site work and performance by independent artists with fresh concepts.

Artists are requested to:

1. site their work and obtain permission from the property owner

2. address safety issues and the potential for inclement weather

3. locate and secure electrical and water hook-ups, if needed

4. be dynamic and prepared to express the essence of Le Flash!

Most projects will be self-funded and self-produced.

At their discretion, the curators will award modest stipends to support the production of a limited number of ambitious proposals with budgets that exceed the artist’s ability to self-fund.



July 10: Proposal Deadline

August 2: Interviews

August 7: Project Selections Announced

September 13: Mandatory Meeting + Site Visits

September 27: Mandatory Rehearsal on Site

October 2: Le Flash!

Submission Guide:

Proposals accepted ONLY through the Le Flash website: leflash-atl.com

Directions on how to complete the process will be posted on the website by June 15.

Le Flash Atlanta 2009 is supported in part by Atlanta Celebrates Photography


You are cordially invited to enter the second annual National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (The Guild). The show will be judged by Ann Templeton ( www.anntempleton.com ). $5000 in prize money, including $2000 Best in Show will be awarded, plus merchandise. Blue Ridge is located in the beautiful north Georgia mountains. The show will run from October 17th through November 13th. This is a traditionally heavy traffic time for fall leaf viewers, attracting interest from the surrounding metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Asheville. Art works selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery. The gallery is in the historic courtroom of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (The Art Center.)

Artists are invited to participate in a juried exhibition of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by the juror on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last 2 years. The Guild will be the final authority on eligibility. Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with all necessary hardware in place. Artists who are residents of the United States are eligible to enter

MEDIA CATEGORIES Mixed Media: using more than one medium and/or collage Oil or acrylic on canvas, board or wood framed or museum wrapped Pastel framed* Three-Dimensional art Water media framed* Photography framed * All Other: including drawing, color pencil, pen and ink, but excluding all prints (including Gicleé) .

Click here for the prospectus.


Applications for the 2009 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online at http://www.whjohnsongrant.org

Please note that the due date for all applications is July 31, 2009, several months earlier than in past years. Applicants are advised to take note of the change so that they do not miss the deadline. The 2009 William H. Johnson Prize is 25,000 USD and the winner will be announced in September 2009.

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers through its annual award, The William H. Johnson Prize. Early career African American artists who work in painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre are eligible to apply.

William H. Johnson, an African American artist born in Florence, South Carolina in 1901, is the namesake of the Foundation. He moved to New York as a young man to study at the National Academy of Design, and though he was acknowledged as the most talented artist in his class of 1926, he was passed over for a traveling scholarship, most likely because of his race. Rather than see Johnson struggle in the United States, his teacher, Charles Hawthorne, gave Johnson 1000 USD so that Johnson could travel to Europe. This act of faith and generosity was pivotal in Johnson's life, for it provided the seed from which his career flourished.

In the same spirit, the William H. Johnson Prize is intended to encourage the best artists working today. Past Johnson Prize Winners include Laylah Ali (2002); Nadine Robinson (2003); Kori Newkirk (2004); Dave McKenzie (2005); Edgar Arceneaux (2006); Rodney McMillian (2007); and Jennie C. Jones (2008).

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts
6022 Wilshire Blvd, #200
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 931-3744
323 931-3751 fax


(For classes and workshops between September 2009-July 2010)
Applications are now being accepted for this year's Sterne Educational Scholarship. This scholarship program awards a free class and a free workshop at APS each year. The two winners will be announced by September 1, 2009.
All artists are eligible to apply, regardless of experience level. The award is not specifically based on financial need, but rather a broader sense of need, and how the scholarship could benefit your particular creative pursuits.

This fund was created when children of Harold & Judi Sterne approached APS with a donation to commemorate the work of their parents who have dedicated their careers to the arts.

Click here for the application form.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Website at Georgia Made Georgia Grown Products

From Georgia's Creative Economies Initiative led by the Georgia Tourism Foundation

"Free Marketing Website for Georgia's Arts-centric Businesses

It's here -- Georgia's new Creative Economies website www.GaMadeGaGrown.org/ for marketing and promoting Georgia Made Georgia Grown Products. The website will connect buyers and sellers, corporations and corporate suppliers, locals and visitors to Georgia's creative small businesses. The listing is free to Georgia-based artisans, theaters, crafters, agritourism venues, festival planners and others looking to enhance their marketing and advertising.

In order to prepare the website for its launch and an expected 35,000 plus monthly visitors, local creators, museum & gallery owners, farmers, entertainers and destination managers must self populate the database with their business information and imagery. Simply go to www.GaMadeGaGrown.org and follow the instructions. Approved entries will be posted FREE for one year."

If you are interested in creating a free website, please visit Georgia Made Georgia Grown Products website and click on Register/Login.

Please note: If you wish to register your business at Georgia's Creative Economies Initiative online database, go to Georgia Made Georgia Grown Products at www.gamadegagrown.org. (Georgia Made Georgia Grown at www.georgiamadegeorgiagrown.com is a for-profit entity. See posted comment for clarification.)