Sunday, May 31, 2009

Women’s Caucus for Art-Georgia Chapter (WCAGA) Member Show Listing for June

Opening In June

Artist: Lisa Duncan aka Archen
Artist Website: www.artbyarchen.com
Show Title: Metro Montage 2009
Location: Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Address: 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone Number: 770-528-1444
Opening/Closing Reception: June 20th 6-8 pm
Show Dates: June 20th - Sept. 12th
Hours: T-F 11-5, Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4 (M closed)

Artist: MarianneB van der Haar
Artist Website: mariannebpaintings.com
Show Title: Summerfest-2009 Virginia Highland
Location: Virginia Highland GA Booth 540
Address: Virginia Avenue
Phone Number: 678 907 4569
Show Dates: June 6-7, 2009
Hours: June 6th, 10am – 6:30pm,Sunday June 7th 11am –6pm

Artist: Kym Hepworth
Artist Website: http://www.kymhepworthart.com/
Show Title: Be a Doll
Location: Estel Gallery
Address: 115 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203
Phone Number: (615) 251-8997
Opening/Closing Reception: Saturday, June 6, 2009, 6:00-9:00 pm
Show Dates: June 4 - July 25, 2009
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00-3:00 pm; or by appointment

Artist: Silja Lahtinen
Show Title: Malmo Award Small Format Artworks
Location: Svenska Konstgalleriet
Address: Friisgatan, 9 C, 21421 Malmo, Sweden
Phone Number: 46 (0) 40 125755
Opening/Closing Reception: June 6, 6pm
Show Dates: June 6 - June 27, 2009
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Artist: Jane Allen Nodine
Artist Website: www.janenodine.com
Show Title: The Opposite of Beauty
Exhibition Website: http://www.montserrat.edu/galleries
Location: 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art
Address: 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts
Phone Number: 978.867.9604
Opening/Closing Reception: Opening Reception-June 6th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Artist's Talk/Book Signing: June 6th, 6:00-8:00 PM
Show Dates: June 5th to July 3rd
Hours: Th -Sat 12:00 to 5:00 PM

Artist: Ann Rhodes
Artist's Website: annrhodes.com
Show: Poetry of Flowers
Location: Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association
Address: 207 Dalton Street Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706 635 5605
Opening: June 5, 2009, 5-8
Show Dates: June 3-June 30, 2009
Hours: M-F, 9-4

Artist: Ann Rhodes
Artist's Website: annrhodes.com
Show: Local Colour
Location: Quinlan Visual Arts Center
Address: 514 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770 536 2575
Opening: June 11, 2009, 5:30-7:00
Show Dates: June 11 - August 30
Hours: M-F, 9-5; Sat 10-4

Artist: Ann Rhodes
Artist's website: annrhodes.com
Show: Landscape Show
Location: DK Gallery
Address: 22 West Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770 427 5377
Opening: June 19, 2009; 6-8
Show dates: June 19-July 16, 2009
Hours: T-W, 11-5; Th-Sat, 11-7

Artists: Ann Rowles, Rosie Thompson, and Virginia Tyler
Artist Website: http://www.annrowles.com
Show Title: 2009 National Affiliates Exhibition
Location: SOHO20 Chelsea http://www.soho20gallery.com
Address: 511 West 25th St., Suite 605,New York, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212-367-8994
Opening Reception: June 25, 5-7 PM
Artist’s Talk/Book Signing: June 24, 7 PM Poetry Reading (including Virginia Tyler)
Show Dates: June 23 – July 18, 2009.
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 12 – 6 PM

Ongoing in June


Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website: www.monawaterhouse.com
Show Title: Paper as Art
Location: Tumba Papermill Museum, Sweden
Address: Sven Palmesvag 2, Tumba, Sweden
Phone Number: 46851955346
Show Dates: September 19, 2008 - September 2009
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm

Artist: Mona Waterhouse
Artist Website: www.monawaterhouse.com
Show Title: The Paper Runway
Location: T - Gate Exhibition Area, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Address: Atlanta, GA
Phone Number: 404-894-7840
Show Dates: January 30, 2009 - January 2010

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deconstruction/Reconstruction exhibition extended at Georgia Perimeter College


Temme Barkin Leeds' solo exhibition, "Deconstruction/Reconstruction", at Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody campus has been extended through June 25, 2009. Please note that there will be limited hours from May 28 through June 9 (Mondays - Thursdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).
Regular gallery hours will resume on June 10, 2009.

Visit Temme Barkin-Leeds' website to see more of her work.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

House for Rent / Studio Space

Nice 1950's modern 3/2 house for rent in the Emory area. The house has a lot of sunlight and a large unfinished basement (with windows) that would be decent studio space for certain kinds of work. Very convenient location.

see craigslist for details:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/apa/1190482350.html

Friday, May 22, 2009

studio space

Studio space available to share in Virginia/Highland beginning July 1.

The ideal candidate is a female who is both an artist, animal lover and either practices or appreciates the healing arts. Someone quite and contemplative will be the best fit. If you are a painter, non-toxic mediums are preferred.

The space is a third-floor, 1200 sq ft, quite, safe location. Only two people will share the
studio. There is both private and common space. Twenty-four hour access is possible for
night owls. This is a NON RESIDENTIAL SPACE, work only.

Rent: $500 per month, includes utilities

If you have an interest or know the ideal candidate, please contact Barbara Davis via email at bevandavis@earthlink.net

Upcoming WCAGA Events and Deadlines

MAY ART SHARE at the studio of ANN RHODES

When: Thursday, May 28

Where: Ann Rhodes' studio at TULA , Bennett St., Atlanta, GA

RSVP: Ann Rhodes abrhodes@bellsouth.net,

What to bring: Bring finished work or work-in-progress to share. Please keep your presentation and discussion to about 10 minutes… Or just come and enjoy the company. Please bring a nibble…WCA will provide beverages, including soda and wine. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend.

WCAGA members gather for April Art Share


Echo: Variations on a Theme at
Meredith College (presented by WCAGA) - Deadline May 25, 2009:

Exhibition Theme:
Echo: Variations on a Theme provides opportunities for artists to explore and elaborate on the endless possibilities of a specific idea or theme as it unfolds and develops in the artist’s mind. Like the variations on a theme in a musical composition, the artist can revise the composition, color, line, texture, shape or media of the original theme in order to further the inherent conversation or dialogue with the viewer. Working in a series rather than on a single presentation of a theme acknowledges the natural process that ideas undergo as they illuminate, develop, change and give rise to related and new ideas.

Juror:
Ann Roth is gallery director and teaches color theory at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She has held curatorial and administrative positions in universities, non-profit arts organizations and commercial galleries since 1976. She has served as Juror for numerous exhibitions, including the Town of Cary's Lazy Daze Arts Festival, Artspace, the Visual Art Exchange and the Raleigh Arts Commission. Ms. Roth is also a weaver. Her hand dyed and woven rugs have been exhibited at the NC State Craft Center, American Craft Council Southeastern Regional Exhibition and in Meredith College art faculty shows. She received her MFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Michigan.

Requirements for accepted work:
1. All Two-Dimensional work must be appropriately and professionally presented and ready to hang. Information regarding hanging requirements at Meredith’s Gallery will be sent along with notification to accepted artists.
2. Three-Dimensional work must be stable on a flat surface.
3. Include special instructions for installation work, if necessary. Artist must handle any involved installations.

Eligibility:
Current and new members of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) are invited to submit up to six pieces of original art work. Accepted artists must be a paid-up 2009 WCA member in order to exhibit. The exhibition entry fee does not cover the WCA membership. For new or renewal WCA membership see: www.nationalwca.org

Rules of Entry:
1. Entries will be judged from digital, Jpeg format,300 dpi, size 4” x 6”. A maximum of six works may be submitted in either of the following two formats:
a. One series of 3 to 6 images to form a
thematic body of work
b. Two series of 3 images, each series
to form a thematic body of work

2. Each 2D work may NOT exceed 36” including framed images.

3. All media except video are accepted.
3-D work will be placed close to a wall due to traffic flow through the gallery space. Nothing may be hung from the ceiling.

4. All digital files must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form that lists title, media, size, date and price.

5. Attach a short statement of no more than 150 words about your work as it relates to the exhibition theme.

6. Entries must be received by
May 25, 2009. Late entries will not be considered.

7. There is a $25.00 entry fee.

For more information, visit the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia website.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Opening reception for Fine Arts Exhibition tonight

If you're in the area, please stop by and see the show!

Work by more than 30 artists, including WCAGA members Kathy Meliopoulous, Judy Parady and Kym Hepworth, are on display.

Opening Reception for the Fine Arts Exhibition of the 21st Annual Decatur Arts Festival

Tuesday, May 19th, 5:15 - 7:00 pm


located at
The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College
Dana Fine Arts Building
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030-5361

The exhibition runs from May 19-31, 2009

sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance

Calls for Art

"re: Place" a call for artists at Georgia College & State University - Deadline June 19, 2009:

re: Place Collaborative,� a Georgia College & State University student led initiative, invites entries for an exhibition, August 13 - 27, 2009, examining the relationship between location and its inhabitants. This exhibition seeks to advance dialogue about reconnecting with the environment through visual art that emphasizes humanity�s relationship to place. Artists whose works convey the process of reestablishing a sense of place through environmental restoration are strongly encouraged.

All entries will be considered by a panel of student jurors under the advisement of the Museum Curator. �re: Place� is in collaboration with environmental artist Mara Scrupe whose residency ignited this project.

Please send entries of no less than 3 high resolution digital images (300 dpi or greater) and a brief artist statement relative to the exhibition�s theme to Michelle Hudson, re:Place curator, c/o Shannon Morris, museum curator, CBX Box 43, Milledgeville GA, 31061.

Where I'm From at Gallery RFD - Deadline June 25, 2009:

(Swainsboro, GA) � Gallery RFD seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition titled Where I�m From.

Over the past two and a half years, Gallery RFD has had the pleasure of exhibiting artists and artwork from all over the globe, including over 300 cities, 40 states, and 20 countries. 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.

Submission deadline: June 25, 2009,11 p.m. (EST)
Juror: Ger Ger, multi-media artist from Berlin, Germany.

2009 Fall Brush Show: Works on Canvas, Works on Paper, Mixed Media at The Pen and Brush - Deadline August 5, 2009:

September 24th - October 18th, 2009 at The Pen and Brush

Curated by Margaret Kelly Trombly, a Creative Arts Executive specializing in curatorial work, teaching and museum administration.

Open to Women Artists from any country.

Accepted Media: oil, acrylic, water media, pastel, graphics, and mixed media/new media

Deadline for entries: August 5th, 2009.

Download prospectus from www.penandbrush.org, or send SASE to
Fall Brush
The Pen and Brush
16 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003

Feel free to contact us at info@penandbrush.org, or 212-475-3669.

Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - Deadline November 2, 2009

February 23-March 25, 2010 - Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

An exhibition of art and related programs that build
awareness, provoke action and pose solutions for the need to understand water as a universal human right.

We are at the threshold of a global water crisis. Because
women play a central role in water provision and management, women must be central in planning for the future. Today, women from all geographies,cultures, and traditions are grappling with the questions and global water
challenges, working from a variety of vantage points and perspectives. These expressions are a critical component to international dialogues about access to water, and the need for creative solutions.

An International Exhibition,

A Juried Regional Exhibition
A Global Call for Video Entries
A Global Call for Mail Art

Distingished Juror and Speaker:Art Critic/Author Lucy R. Lippard

Details website womenandwater.net contact lizartist@me.com

Monday, May 18, 2009

Temme Barkin-Leeds at Georgia Perimeter College

Temme Barkin-Leeds' solo exhibition, Deconstruction/Reconstruction, is currently on exhibit at the Learning Resource Center Galleries, Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus.

Temme Barkin-Leeds / Deconstruction/Reconstruction: Afghanistan III / 2009 / oil on canvas / 60 x 48"

Artist Statement:

"In our increasingly globalized, chaotic, digital, teeming worlds, I am interested in the idea that universally, cultures overtake and alter the civilizations that precede them. This change can be the result of time, evolution, war, economic and social upheaval, or genocide and it is not always a sign of progress. I want to emphasize this historical process through my artistic process of deconstruction and reconstruction. Using fractured and distorted images of cultural artifacts and of people and their accoutrements, I cut and reorder the elements into a new reality. When I recombine and randomly crop images, I allow for unanticipated new images and compositions.

My current imagery is related to cultures in Greece, Afghanistan, Darfur, and even the United States where civilians are affected by the loss of a way of life they have previously known."


Temme Barkin-Leeds / Deconstruction/Reconstruction: Living in Tents / 2009 /mixed media on paper / 30 x 22"

Temme Barkin-Leeds / Deconstruction/Reconstruction: Living in Cars / 2009 / oil on canvas / 60 x 48"

Installation shot of Deconstruction/Reconstruction exhibition at Learning Resource Center Galleries, Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

Installation shot of Deconstruction/Reconstruction exhibition at Learning Resource Center Galleries, Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus

Temme Barkin-Leeds / UN (Darfur) / 2009 / oil on canvas / 36 x 36" (This work is being auctioned for Genocide Intervention Network)

The exhibition runs from May 4 - June 1, 2009 and is located at 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338-4497. The gallery is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; and Sunday: 2:00-4:00 pm. For more information, call (678) 891-3556.

Visit Temme Barkin-Leeds' website to see more of her work.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Donna Johnson at Bill Lowe Gallery

Donna Johnson / Deliverance / 2008 / 60 x 36 in.


Six works by Donna Johnson are currently on exhibit at Bill Lowe Gallery as part of the exhibition, "The Guard and the Vanguard: a Survey of New Works by SCAD Professors and Graduate Students". The exhibition runs from April 24 through May 16, 2009 and is located at 1555 Peachtree St. in the Invesco Tower, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 352-8114 www.lowegallery.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art

STUDIO FOR RENT

Call Alan Vaughn for Details and Showing

404-239-0308

Located One Block Off Peachtree Industrial in Chamblee
1.6 Miles Inside (South of) I-285

572 Sq. Ft.

10' to 16' Ceilings

Inside Entrance Plus Roll Up Garage Door

24 Hour a Day Access

$245 / Month Rent Plus Utilities Averaging $50


Call Alan Vaughn for Details and Showing
404-239-0308

Available May 1, 2009


I Love Atlanta at WonderRoot Community Arts Center - Deadline May 23, 2009:

WonderRoot is seeking submissions for an I Love Atlanta themed art show to
celebrate the one-year anniversary of the WonderRoot Community Arts
Center. Artwork should comment on your love for Atlanta. Submission
deadline is Saturday, May 23. Show will run May 30-June 27. Please email
kristy@wonderroot.org for details.


Call for film submissions at WonderRoot TV - Deadline May 24, 2009:

WonderRoot TV is a monthly show compiling video and film work by Atlanta
artists. The project includes short films, animations, documentary work,
and features of local artists/musicians. Each new episode, produced
monthly, will air weekly on People TV after a screening at WonderRoot. We
will be accepting submissions for June's episode through May 24th.
Submissions can be dropped of at WonderRoot during regular hours or by
emailing a QuickTime file to Kristy@wonderroot.org

WonderRoot 982 Memorial Dr. ATL, GA 30316
www.wonderroot.org
info@wonderroot.org


Southern Exposure at Hollingsworth Gallery - Deadline May 25, 2009:

Hollingsworth Gallery presents the group thematic
exhibition, Southern Exposure. The exhibition will be
held at the Hollingsworth Gallery from June 13 – July
5th, 2009. This exhibition is open to all southern artists
who would like to express their heritage, environment,
ideals, and issues concerning the south. Deadline for
submissions is May 25th, 2009.
All artists from the realist to the abstract and conceptual
will be reviewed and considered.

ELIGIBILITY:
Southern Exposure is open to all artists, working in any media, residing
in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina,
North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Maximum height of work is 84 inches, maximum width is 144 inches.
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

ARTIST WRITTEN MATERIALS:
Artists are required to send in an Artist Statement explaining the content,
subject matter, and process of work. Artists are also asked to submit a
gallery resume and biography. With Images, include an Image List:
number slides or prints and list title, medium, dimensions, and artist
price below.

IMAGE PRESENTATION:
Artwork submitted may be represented by prints up to 8.5" x 11", digital
images on CD, 35mm slides, or by email entry.
Prints: Prints of work (digital or photographic) may be up to 8.5" x
11" but must be accompanied by digital images. Artist name, title,
size, media and price should be on the front or back of the print. If
you want your prints returned, be sure to follow the return of
materials guidelines below.
Southern Exposure

HOLLINGSWORTH GALLERY 160 Cypress PT. Pkwy Suite 210 B, Palm Coast, FL 32137
Digital files: Digital image files may be submitted on CD or DVD .
Images should be in PSD or JPG format. No files larger than 15MB
please. Reference prints must be included. Reference prints may be
any size individual prints up to 8.5" x 11" (label as for prints above)
or may be a single sheet with multiple prints representing the images
on the disc. If submitting a single sheet , next to each image write the
artist, title, media and dimensions. If you submit digital files without
reference prints, your files may not be properly viewed.
Email entry: Digital files sent via email should be in JPG format, 72
dpi and no larger than 12" in any dimension. Send the images and the
entry form image list information in a single zip file as an email
attachment. Include “Southern Exposure” in the subject line of your
email. Refer to the image presentation page for details.
Slides: Slides should be 35mm. On each slide write the image list
number and artists name, title of work, media and dimensions.
Indicate top of work. Do not send glass slides, glass slides are almost
always crushed in the mail.

RETURN OF MATERIALS:
A self-addressed-stamped-envelope (SASE) must be included with
sufficient postage for the return of submission materials. Artists outside
the US who cannot obtain US stamps may add return postage cost to the
entry fee at a rate of $1.00US per ounce of mail. Materials submitted
without SASE and return postage will be discarded. To make sure you
have adequate postage, weigh portfolio materials and both envelopes in
advance.

NOTIFICATION:
Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than
May 26th, 2009. Notification will be made via email or mail with the
return of materials in the SASE provided by the artist. All artists who
provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email
or return envelope is provided, artists will only be notified if accepted to
exhibit.
Southern Exposure
HOLLINGSWORTH GALLERY 160 Cypress PT. Pkwy Suite 210 B, Palm Coast, FL 32137

FEES:
There is a $35.00 entry fee for 1-4 slides, prints or digital files. If you
wish to include more than 4, please include $5.00 for each additional.
Details of artwork count as additional. Artists accepted to exhibit will
not be charged additional fees of any kind. Please make check or
money order payable to Hollingsworth Gallery Artists who wish to
pay by credit card may do so via PayPal HERE.

AWARD:
One artist from Southern Exposure will be featured on the of the
gallery’s homepage and will receive gallery representation and a solo
show.

For more information, visit the Hollingsworth Gallery website.

Kennesaw State seeks nominations for arts awards - Deadline May 29, 2009:

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
770-499-3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu


KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University is seeking nominations for its annual Flourish Awards, which honor individuals and organizations in the community who support, promote or participate in the arts in Metropolitan Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. Nominees are sought in four categories: arts leader, arts educator, public/community servant, and nonprofit arts organization or arts company.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to arts@kennesaw.edu or via fax to 678-797-2426 by

5 p.m. on May 29. The awards will be presented at the college’s annual fundraising luncheon on Sept. 1 at the Cobb Eergy Performing Arts Center. Nominators should include the following information in their nominations: name and contact information for the nominee and a brief justification of no more than 250 words.

To qualify for an award, individuals or organizations should be well known in the community, should be living or currently operating, must be from Georgia or residing or operating in Georgia and should have greatly enhanced a particular arts field or the arts in general.

The arts leader category is open to performers, artists, presenters, designers, directors, or administrators working in an arts-related field or for a program or organization that provides direct support to the arts or arts education.

The arts educator category is open to P-12 art, dance, music or theater teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have created or significantly supported projects that link the arts to other areas of the curriculum and/or projects that enhance the community.

The public/community servant category is open to elected or appointed government officials, civil servants, volunteers and philanthropists.

The nonprofit organization/arts company category is open to an arts presenter or arts agency of any size that is well established in the community and that has a commitment to both quality arts programming and community outreach.

Nominations will be reviewed by a community committee. Award recipients will be notified in early August.

Previous recipients include artist Steve Penley of Carrollton, philanthropists Bob and Elaine Feldberg of Smyrna, Georgia Shakespeare director Richard Garner, philanthropists Audrey and Jack Morgan of Tucker, Cobb County Commission Chairman Samuel Olens, and the Cobb Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, call 770-499-3214 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts.


SlowExposures 2009 A Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South - Deadline June 15, 2009:

Pike County Georgia
September 18-20 & 23-27

SlowExposures celebrates its seventh year as one of the premier juried photography exhibitions in the South. Held every year during the last two weeks in September, fine art photography by established and emerging artists captures the diversity, contradictions, and complexity of the rural South as it exists today.

Exhibit Location
The Photography Exhibition will be hung at The Candler Field
Museum in Williamson, GA
For directions, visit: www.SlowExposures.org.

Eligibility
This is a juried photography exhibition with two categories.
• Southeast
• West Central Georgia
Photographers are invited to submit up to four (4) entries in each
category. A panel of jurors will choose work from submitted
entries on the basis of creative excellence and interpretation of
the show’s theme. Pike Historic Preservation (PHP), Inc. reserves
the right to refuse to hang any work that differs markedly
from the slides/CDs or does not meet the jurors standards of
excellence.

Awards
Over $2,000 in awards will be available. First, Second, and Third
place cash awards awarded by the jurors in addition to Honorable
Mention Ribbons. A People’s Choice Award will be presented
the last day of the show.

Sale of Art
Sales will be encouraged. Pike Historic Preservation, Inc. will
handle all sales and collect a 30% commission on all artwork sold
as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced
by the artist and so stated on the application form. Please be sure
to include the 30% commission for PHP, Inc. in your price. The
7% sales tax will be added at the point of sale.

2009 Jurors
Annette Cone-Skelton is the co-founder and director of the
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) as well
as an accomplished artist in her own right, best known for her
work in abstraction. She has pieces in the permanent collections
of more than 10 national museums including the High Museum
of Art. She is a graduate of the Atlanta College of Art (BFA)
and is a Ford Foundation Scholar. As native of LaGrange, GA
Ms. Cone-Skelton brings her own southern roots and her distinguished
career in collecting, documenting and supporting fine art
to SlowExposures 2009.

Tim Barnwell is a photographer based in Asheville, North
Carolina. His career has spanned 25 years as both photographer
and instructor, including eight years as Executive Director of the
Appalachian Photographic Workshops (1980-1988). His work is
in the permanent collections of national museums, including The
Metropolitan Museum, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and
The High Museum. He has published two books of his evocative
images of the Appalachians including “The Face of Appalachia”
and “On Earth’s Furrowed Brow”. Tim will be leading
this year’s Photography Workshop on Landscape Photography at
Towerhouse Farm.

How to Enter
Please complete entry form. A nonrefundable fee of $30.00 (up
to 4 images) per category must accompany all entries. Fee is
payable to Pike Historic Preservation.
Photographers may submit up to four (4) images in each of the
two categories, Southeast and West Central Georgia. All work
must be original and have been produced within the last 4 years.
Images entered in the West Central Georgia category must have
been taken within eligible county boundaries of: Pike, Bibb,
Coweta, Crawford, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe,
Muscogee, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup and Upson.

Photographs may be color or black and white using traditional or
digital or elements of both processes. All entries must be on 35
mm slides or CD. All CD images must be JPEG files no larger
that 2.0 MB in file size. The longest dimension may not exceed
800 pixels. All entries must be marked as follows: Category-
Photographer Name-Title. (Example: WCG-John Doe-The
South) In addition, slides must be marked as to front and top for
proper slide tray viewing.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JUNE 15, 2009

For more information, visit Slow Exposure's website.


Free Press in Free Fall at Athica - Deadline July 6, 2009

Run Dates: Friday, September 19 - Sunday November 8, 2009
Curator: Allie Goolrick


Featuring All Things Considered, a Kathryn Refi project, an installation by Melinda Eckley and collage works by Melissa Ho.

ATHICA: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art seeks works that address the embattled print industry as well as broadcast, radio, web and other forms of newsmedia--especially those that take into account modern-day journalism's current state of crisis and transition. We also invite works that investigate the emerging realm of new and interactive media, citizen journalism, online news and media globalization. Multimedia, interactive, free-standing and sound/space installations are encouraged, as well works using traditional media.

Email low-res jpgs or urls to freepress@athica.org with the altered subject line:
--YourNameHere-- Free Press Submission
or mail short proposal/image CD/DVD with SASE to: Free Press c/o ATHICA, 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4, Athens, GA 30601.
No prospectus, no fee, no sales, no insurance.


For more information, visit Athica's website.


Exhibition Opportunites at Gallery RFD

Gallery RFD also acts as the curating agent for several other exhibition venues. Currently we are accepting proposals for the following spaces:

114 W. Main Restaurant
114 W. Main is the premier restaurant in downtown Swainsboro. It is a regular stop for many local patrons and tourists alike.114 is also a participating venue on the Second Saturday Art Stroll. Interested parties should email 5 Low Resolution jpegs to: galleryrfd@gmail.com, Subject Title: 114 Proposal

EA Gallery
Located in the heart of downtown Lyons, GA, EA Gallery is a true gem of the South. As part of Elements Bistro, AE Gallery compliments this fine dining establishment with an equally beautiful art viewing space. Gallery RFD and EA Gallery are accepting proposals for group and solo exhibitions. Interested parties should email 5 Low Resolution jpegs to: galleryrfd@gmail.org, Subject Title: Elements Proposal.

For more information, visit the Gallery RFD website.


101 Invites Artists

101 is curating drawings and paintings.

Atlanta artists are invited to visit 101 and create drawings and works on paper. Paper and other materials are provided. Selected drawings will be collected in folios and shown at galleries and museums worldwide (list forming).

Please contact 101.drawings@gmail.com to participate.

Rocco Landesman Nominated as Next Chairman of the NEA

New York Times - Published May 12, 2009 - Arts Beat / Culture News and Views

Producer Is Chosen to Lead Arts Endowment

By ROBIN POGREBIN

Rocco Landesman, the colorful theatrical producer and race-track aficionado who brought hits like “Big River,” “Angels in America” and “The Producers” to Broadway, has been nominated as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House said on Tuesday.

The appointment, which is expected to be announced on Wednesday, surprised many in the arts world. It ends months of speculation about who would be selected to lead the nation’s largest and most important arts organization.

The White House declined to discuss the appointment before the announcement. Mr. Landesman, whose appointment must be confirmed by Congress, also declined to comment.

“It’s potentially the best news the arts community in the United States has had since the birth of Walt Whitman,” said the playwright Tony Kushner. “He’s an absolutely brilliant and brave and perfect choice for the job.”

Choosing Mr. Landesman, 61, signals that Mr. Obama plans to shake things up at the endowment. While a major source of money for arts groups around the country, it has historically been something of a sleepy bureaucracy, still best known to some for the culture wars of the 1990s.

Since then, the agency has been trying to rebuild its image on Capitol Hill, along with its budget. The current allocation stands at $145 million, and though Mr. Obama has requested $161 million for 2010, that is still short of its high of $176 million in 1992.

Mr. Landesman, who would fill the post vacated by Dana Gioia, is expected to lobby hard for more arts money. But he is not famous for his skills as an administrator or diplomat. Rather, he is known for his energy, intellect and irreverent — and occasionally sharp-elbowed — candor.

In 2000, for example, he caused a stir by accusing nonprofit theaters of being too much like their commercial counterparts. And, as a producer of “The Producers,” Mr. Landesman created the controversial $480 premium ticket to combat scalpers.

“Rocco speaks his mind, which is probably one of the reasons he was chosen,” said Robert Brustein, the founding director of the Yale and American Repertory Theaters. “Rocco does not defer his opinions.”

As the president of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns five Broadway houses, Mr. Landesman is accustomed to calling the shots, not working within a bureaucracy. Arts executives say this is a plus. “He is a great entrepreneur and producer and it indicates to me that the administration wants to have somebody in this position who will be much more than simply a distributor of funds,” said Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera. “The relationship between the government and the arts needs to be energized. It needs someone like Rocco.”

Mr. Landesman is expected to resign from his position at Jujamcyn, but to retain his ownership stake in the company.

His directness may prove refreshing to official Washington, and his affinity for country music, horse racing and baseball may help grease the wheels in his conversations with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

While Mr. Landesman has spent his career in the commercial theater, he earned a doctorate in dramatic literature at the Yale School of Drama and stayed on there for four years as an assistant professor. “It’s an odd choice,” said Mr. Brustein, who taught Mr. Landesman at Yale. “It’s certainly not one that I would ever have thought of because Rocco’s always been associated with the profit-making world and the N.E.A. is nonprofit.”

Though a creature of the for-profit theater, Mr. Landesman has put his force behind work that other producers might have considered too risky for Broadway, like Mr. Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Angels in America,” and the musical “Jelly’s Last Jam.”

“He’s really smart and he’s really savvy and will really fight if he believes in something,” said George C. Wolfe, who directed both productions.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mr. Landesman had his undergraduate education at Colby College and the University of Wisconsin. In 1977 he left Yale to start a private investment fund, which he ran until his appointment as Jujamcyn’s president in 1987. In 2005 he purchased the company.

Rocco is married to Debby Landesman and has three sons.

All of Jujamcyn’s five theaters currently have shows running: the St. James (“Desire Under the Elms”), the Al Hirschfeld (“Hair”), the August Wilson Theater (“Jersey Boys”), the Eugene O’Neill (“33 Variations”) and the Walter Kerr (“Irena’s Vow”).

In recent years, Mr. Landesman has stepped back from active producing, although Jujamcyn still occasionally invests in shows. This year, the company made a $250,000 investment in the revival of “Desire Under the Elms” to help transfer the play to one of its Broadway houses from the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

Mr. Landesman’s nomination means a potential loss for Broadway underscored by the death, in November, of Gerald Schoenfeld, who had been chairman of the Shubert Organization since 1972. Mr. Landesman was among those who had begun to fill the role of elder statesman during this theater season.

Joe Allen, the theater district restaurateur, said that Mr. Landesman would be missed on Broadway, but that the industry would be lucky to have him in Washington. “To have a member of the club running the endowment is a good thing,” Mr. Allen said. “He knows the theater world. He knows how artists work, what their concerns are, what their personalities are like.”

Mr. Landesman met Mr. Obama before he was a presidential candidate and was a strong supporter and contributor to the campaign.

If confirmed, Mr. Landesman would be the 10th chairman since Congress created the endowment in 1965. Other names circulated as possible candidates included Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center; Michael C. Dorf, a lawyer who served on Mr. Obama’s arts policy team during the campaign; and Claudine K. Brown, the program director for arts and culture at the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Mr. Gioia officially stepped down on Inauguration Day. Patrice Walker Powell, the endowment’s deputy chairwoman for states, regions and local arts agencies, has been serving as interim chairwoman since Feb. 2.

While previous chairmen have tried to argue the case for a stronger agency, this task will fall to the next chairman in an even tougher economic climate. “The day of the N.E.A. being this political football of the right — maybe those days are over and we’re going to start to take it seriously,” Mr. Kushner said.

Mr. Landesman is expected to be a vigorous and provocative face of the agency.

“Rocco is bored,” Mr. Brustein said, “if things just go routinely.”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Opportunities and Calls for Art

Boxing Gloves and Bustiers at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery - Deadline May 15, 2009:

Soho20 Chelsea Gallery is now accepting submissions for “Boxing Gloves and Bustiers” an exhibition of video works that explore the many faces of heroic female figuration through the lens of contemporary video. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Work that addresses a shift in the relationship of women to power and place and the subsequent critique this change entails. This might also include an appraisal of the hybrid nature of women as super-heroic in contemporary culture.
  • Work that depicts female triumph either in an extreme form or against the odds.
  • Work depicting or critiquing female transfiguration.
  • Work that demonstrates the ability of women artist/protagonists to transform the world around them.
  • Work on performative self-portraiture or invented selves, from the ordinary to the fantastic.

GUIDELINES

Submissions will be accepted by all artists. Submissions should be sent to:

(c/o Juried 09)

SOHO20 Gallery

Suite 605

511 West 25th St.

NEW YORK, NY 10001

All submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2009 to be considered. For more information call Gallery Director: Jenn Dierdorf (212) 367-8994 or email soho20@verizon.net

To apply please send the following materials:

An entry form for each film submitted, labeled with title of film/video, length, entrants name, address, phone and email. Download entry form at:

  • http://www.soho20gallery.com/New/Soho_Juried09.pdf
  • A labeled DVD or CD of your submission. Videos must be under ten minutes. Formatted as a QuickTime (NTSC.) If possible please include title of work and credits in QuickTime.
  • Publicity Materials and stills (optional.)
  • A self addressed stamped envelope (if you would like your materials returned.)
  • A $25 entry fee. $10 for each additional video. Send check with package or pay via paypal at:http://www.soho20gallery.com/New/Juried09.html

Echo: Variations on a Theme at
Meredith College (presented by WCAGA) - Deadline May 25, 2009:

Exhibition Theme:
Echo: Variations on a Theme provides opportunities for artists to explore and elaborate on the endless possibilities of a specific idea or theme as it unfolds and develops in the artist’s mind. Like the variations on a theme in a musical composition, the artist can revise the composition, color, line, texture, shape or media of the original theme in order to further the inherent conversation or dialogue with the viewer. Working in a series rather than on a single presentation of a theme acknowledges the natural process that ideas undergo as they illuminate, develop, change and give rise to related and new ideas.

Juror:
Ann Roth is gallery director and teaches color theory at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She has held curatorial and administrative positions in universities, non-profit arts organizations and commercial galleries since 1976. She has served as Juror for numerous exhibitions, including the Town of Cary's Lazy Daze Arts Festival, Artspace, the Visual Art Exchange and the Raleigh Arts Commission. Ms. Roth is also a weaver. Her hand dyed and woven rugs have been exhibited at the NC State Craft Center, American Craft Council Southeastern Regional Exhibition and in Meredith College art faculty shows. She received her MFA in textile design from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Michigan.

Requirements for accepted work:
1. All Two-Dimensional work must be appropriately and professionally presented and ready to hang. Information regarding hanging requirements at Meredith’s Gallery will be sent along with notification to accepted artists.
2. Three-Dimensional work must be stable on a flat surface.
3. Include special instructions for installation work, if necessary. Artist must handle any involved installations.

Eligibility:
Current and new members of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) are invited to submit up to six pieces of original art work. Accepted artists must be a paid-up 2009 WCA member in order to exhibit. The exhibition entry fee does not cover the WCA membership. For new or renewal WCA membership see: www.nationalwca.org

Rules of Entry:
1. Entries will be judged from digital, Jpg format,300 dpi, size 4” x 6”. A maximum of six works may be submitted in either of the following two formats:
a. One series of 3 to 6 images to form a
thematic body of work
b. Two series of 3 images, each series
to form a thematic body of work

2. Each 2D work may NOT exceed 36” including framed images.

3. All media except video are accepted.
3-D work will be placed close to a wall due to traffic flow through the gallery space. Nothing may be hung from the ceiling.

4. All digital files must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form that lists title, media, size, date and price.

5. Attach a short statement of no more than 150 words about your work as it relates to the exhibition theme.

6. Entries must be received by
May 25, 2009. Late entries will not be considered.

7. There is a $25.00 entry fee.

For more information, visit the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia website.


ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009: A Juried Exhibition at Brush Art Gallery & Studios - Deadline May 28, 2009:

Exhibition runs from August 5 – September 19, 2009
Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts
A venue of the Lowell Quilt Festival

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009 is a juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art
Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists. The exhibition will include art quilts
from artists throughout the United States and Canada. The exhibition will provide an
overview of some of the finest quilts being produced; it is a feature of the 2009
Lowell Quilt Festival August 6-9.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of the United States or Canada

METHOD OF SELECTION: Digital images CD only (no slides or photographs)
will be juried by Sylvia Einstein, curator and internationally-known quilt-maker, and
Judy Becker, well-known contemporary quilt-maker, curator and juror.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Artists may submit up to three entries. A $35 non-refundable
fee made out to the Brush Art Gallery is required with entries.
• Only original art quilts completed within the past 4 years are eligible. All quilts
must be no larger in height than 5.5 feet or width 4 feet and must be ready
for hanging with a 3-6 inch sleeve (large enough to comfortably
accommodate a wood dowel or wood/plastic slat). All quilts must be
accompanied by dowels or slats. Dowels need hardware and slats should have
hardware or holes for hanging. Quilts that don’t meet these requirements will
not be accepted for hanging. Quilts should be clearly labeled on reverse with
artist’s name and title of quilt.
• Please submit up to six high resolution jpegs on a CD. The total number of
entries is three, which means there can be six images: the full quilt and a
detail image for each quilt.
• Fill in the application form below.
• Mail application form, entry fee, CDs, e-mail address for jury decision,
application form, and SASE for return of CDs not selected to:

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009
Brush Art Gallery
256 Market Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

• Note: all communication, including jury decision will be done via email,
so make sure to provide a clearly-printed e-mail address that
you check frequently.
2009 Calendar:
Entry Deadline May 28 (delivered, not postmarked)
Notification of Jury Decision After June 10th
Delivery of work Due at the Brush Gallery by July 20
Exhibition opens to public August 5
Artists’ Reception Saturday, August 8, 3-5 PM
Exhibition closes September 19
Work to be removed from
Brush Gallery September 20 and 21
Artists are responsible for delivery (and insurance) of work in transit to and from
the Brush Gallery. Work that is shipped must also be accompanied by
appropriate return shipping costs in the form of a prepaid FEDEX, UPS, or
US mail return label (no checks or credit card numbers), and a heavy duty
shipping tube or box.
For more information, visit Brush Art Gallery and Studios website.

Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices at Woman Made Gallery - Deadline June 17, 2009:
Foto-Fiber-Fabulous at Fiber Artspace - Deadline June 30, 2009:

As part of San Antonio's "Fotoseptiembre"

September 3 - October 30, 2009
Fiber Artspace invites fiber artists to participate in the exhibition Foto-Fiber-Fabulous, open September 3 through October 30, 2009. Fiber artwork for this exhibit should incorporate an obvious use of photography.
Artwork should be no larger than 30 inches on any side. Artwork must be able to hang on the wall, and come “ready to hang”, with any required hanging system intact. Artwork that arrives without an intact hanging system will be declined. Fiber Artspace reserves the right to decline any accepted work that arrives which does not resemble the images received at time of entry, any stains or strong odors. Please insure your artwork for the appraised value prior to shipping. Fiber Artspace is not responsible for loss during shipping. Entry fee of $25 for up to 3 pieces. High quality, print-ready digital images will be accepted on CD with mailed application form. Accepted artwork must be insured by the artist. Accepted artwork may be offered for sale. Artists that are selected into this show will be invited to participate in Fiber Artspace's December Artist's Appreciation Show and Sale.
Venue
Fiber Artspace Curators: Laura Beehler, Laurie Brainerd, Laurel Gibson, Leslie Tucker Jenison
Blue Star Arts Complex, 1414 S. Alamo #103 (in the Armon Art Suite of Galleries)
San Antonio, TX 78210 www.fiberartspace.com
210.271.1015
Commissions Insurance
Fiber Artspace will retain a 40% commission on any artwork sold during the duration of the show. Artist is responsible for insuring work at all times.
Important Dates
Application deadline: received by June 30, 2009
Notification of Acceptance July 15, 2009, via email
Artwork Delivery by August 21, 2009
Opening Reception September 3, 2009
First Friday Artwalk September 4, 2009
First Friday Artwalk October 2, 2009
Last Day of Show October 30, 2009
Unsold Artwork Picked-Up October 31, 2009, between 11-6.
Delivery and Shipping
Artwork can be physically delivered/picked-up or mailed/couriered. For in-person delivery, please deliver your work on August 21, 2009 and pick up
on October 31, 2009. Please notify the gallery of when you plan to pick your unsold artwork up.
For mailed/couriered work, please have your work arrive no later than
August 21, 2009. Artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from venue
Mail Entry Form and CD to:
Fiber Artspace
c/o Laura Beehler
PO Box 1119
Converse TX 78109

For more information, visit Fiber Artspace's website.
“Mother/mother", curated by Jennifer Wroblewski, Pertaining to Parenting and/or Childbirth for Fall 2009 Exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery

DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2009
Proposals must be postmarked or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6pm. Proposals submitted online must be received by 11pm on July 1, 2009.

EXHIBIT CRITERIA: The curator seeks work (by women and men) made during a pregnancy, or within five years of the birth of the artist’s child. The work submitted does NOT need to be specifically about parenting or childbirth. The curator is interested in work that was made during the same period as the artist was also engaged with the thrills and problems of parenting.

This exhibition — the first of its kind — has already been discussed in a feature article in the Brooklyn RailNeoMaternalism: Contemporary Artists' Approach to Motherhood, by Sharon Butler, December 2008), and has been mentioned on several prominent art blogs including Art Fag City, Art21 Blog, and Creative Construction. (

Roughly one half of the exhibition will be comprised of work garnered from this open call, with the other half of the work included by special invitation of the curator. Invited artists include Sharon Thomas, Vicki Sher, Dana Lee, and Julie Heffernan.

GUIDELINES & ELIGIBILITY: Any artist, male or female, who has made work during a pregnancy or within five years of the birth of a child is eligible to submit made in that time period. Artworks in all media will be considered. The curator is particularly interested in work that results from changes in artistic processes or new thematic concerns that arise out of pregnancy. In other words, this work does not need to be specifically about childbearing or childrearing. The curator will be looking for interesting links in process and theme across the full range of submissions.

For more information, please visit the A.I.R. Gallery website.

Generously Odd: Craft Now at Lexington Art League - Deadline July 31, 2009:

In an attempt to chronicle the unique territory currently being examined by today�s avant-garde craft artists, LAL invites artists/craftspeople to apply for an upcoming exhibition in the historic Loudoun House. Generously Odd: Craft Now will focus on contemporary craft objects that engagingly experiment with material, form and concept. While all craft media will be considered, the exhibition will place emphasis on works that explore abundant decoration, obsessive techniques, and peculiar narratives or concepts. Travis S. Townsend, artist, woodworker, and Lecturer of Art at Eastern Kentucky University, will curate the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view October 24, 2009-January 3, 2010.

For more information, visit Lexington Art League's website.

$3000 Artist's Fellowship at Southeastern College Art Conference - Deadline August 1, 2009:

The Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) awards one $3000 fellowship to an artist or group of artists working together on a specific project. Membership is required. No restrictions are made by SECAC on how the fellowship funds are expended. SECAC requests that the fellows provide documentation of the project or work produced during the fellowship period (one year from receipt of fellowship money). Documentation may take the form of an exhibition at the subsequent annual SECAC conference, a catalogue or other publication form, an exhibition of the work exhibited at another institution during the fellowship period, a presentation or other proposed and accepted form of documentation. There is no fee for application for the fellowship.

For more information, visit the SECAC website.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Opening Reception for Earthly Structures

Earthly Structures
March 30 – May 29, 2009
Presented by Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia
At the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library Gallery
1 Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta GA 30303
404 730 1745
Mon – Thurs 9 -9, Fri. and Sat. 9-6 Sun. 2-6
Opening Reception
May 7, 2009 from 6 to 8 pm
First Thursday Art Walk Venue

Participating Artists
Angie Dachs
Rebekah Berger
Jeannine Cook
Katherine Crosby
Beverly Harding
Linda Hudgins
Marjorie Jordan
Kate Lehman Landishaw
Kathy Meliopoulos
Laura Monk
Barb Rehg
Heidi Rolla
Flora Rosefsky
Ann Rowles
Jena Sibille
Anita Stewart
Virginia Tyler
Rosemary Williams