Archive for June, 2010

Project Assistant Needed for Installation of Monumental Artwork

June 29, 2010

The pay is not great on this one guys, but the experience is pretty fantastic:

This is an open call for a five-week assistantship to work alongside the artist Janos Stone fabricating and installing his sculpture at the Hungarian Cultural institute. His piece titled: “Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology is Indistinguishable From Magic.” is comprised of a massive collection of human-sized polyhedron, made of gypsum board (Sheetrock) and images of the night sky, screen captured from web-posted home movies from around the world.

This project requires that the assistant be very careful, patient and precise as well as having good building and basic carpentry skills.

The assistantship asks 8-hrs/per day with the possibility of some longer days and runs from August 18th until September 15th.

Please send resume to:

Aron Arvai

Hungarian Cultural Center

447 Broadway 5th Fl.

New York, NY 10013

Tel. 212 750 4450

Fax. 212 750 4451


call for work

June 29, 2010

US based education nonprofit, World Savvy, is looking for contemporary and traditional artists of all kinds who address or are in conversation with topics related to the theme of “Sustainable Communities.”

Submission guidelines can be found in PDF form here:


– All living artists worldwide working in any media or format. We are especially interested in including works that have been completed post 2000, and special attention will be paid to those who submit work created in the past five years. No entry fee required.

– MEDIUM: Any medium or format welcome, including literary arts. See Submission Examples above under ―What to Submit in “Call_for_Submissions-Art+


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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions must be received by July 20, 2010 at 5pm. Early submissions are encouraged.

July 20, 2010 @ 5pm………Submissions deadline
July 25, 2010……………….Notify selected artists with contract (emails will be sent)
August 1, 2010………………Artist accepts contract (notify World Savvy via email)
TBD – Fall 2010… Collaborator’s Guide release

Call for Submissions Coordinator: Katina Papson –

Operations Coordinator

World Savvy: Think Beyond Your Borders

999 Sutter Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
Office: 415-292-7421
Fax: 415-614-9537

Tragic news

June 29, 2010

We have some tragic news.  Karin Giusti’s fiance, Stephen Schwarz, unexpectedly passed away last Saturday.
Please feel free to send her your condolences, or to make a donation in his name to the charity, Smile Train.

email for The Smile Train:

Megan Prince (MFA alum) performs

June 12, 2010

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Spinning Lines Live Performance
June 18, 9pm (doors open 8:30pm)

A collaborative performance with Jess Anthony and Elinor Evans

About “Spinning Lines”: Both transparent and solid, this site-specific string installation addresses the process of life while toeing the line between drawing and sculpture. Why is it that we make the same choices and walk the same paths? Sometimes we get stuck and forget we have a choice. The truth comes out in the old saying “Man is a creature of habit.” The seemly simplistic aesthetic evokes a personal search for each viewer leading toward introspection.

In conjunction with:

If You See Nothing, Say Something
A Group Show curated by Kiya Kim
With: Adam Parker Smith, Young Paik, Chong Gon Byun, Carolyn Salas, Eun Jung Hwang, Woolga Choi, Hong Seon Jang, Hee Jung Cho, Jason Peters, Julie Evanoff,  Kiya Kim, Megan Prince, Noah Klersfeld, Richard Jochum,  Sea Chang Chun, & Thomas McKean

May 22nd through July 25th

Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(F or G train to Bergen St., walk 1/2 block)

Congrats to Adam Thompson on his new book!

June 3, 2010
Regency Arts Press Ltd., a nfp publisher of artist books, has just released a book of my drawings.  The book is titled #1359 – #1458, and contains an interval of 100 images from an ongoing body of work.  Regency Arts Press is having an exhibition of their Works on Paper series, including #1359 – #1458, at BravinLee projects (526 West 26th Street, #211) next Thursday the 10th from 6-8.  There will also be a book signing/exhibition/party for the book in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.
You can check out Regency Arts Press at:

I love this animation from Professor Adam Thompson!

June 3, 2010
Adam says: And here’s a short collaborative animation I did with the author Rick Moody, under the auspices of Electric Literature’s “Single Sentence Animation” series.   The animation visualizes a sentence from Moody’s recent story “Some Contemporary Characters,” published by Electric Literature.  It also features music by Jeremy Medicino.

Nathaniel Lieb open studio

June 2, 2010

As part of Bushwick’s Open Studio, Sat. and Sun. June 5 and 6, 2010, Nathaniel Lieb will open his studio from 12-6.

56 Bogart Street, 4th Floor #4G (entrance at #1 Grattan Street)

Chashama–giving artists the space to create

June 2, 2010
Exhibit Across from the MOMA
chashama–giving artists the space to create
(New York NY)
Since 1995, chashama has championed the movement to repurpose vacant properties in New York City; recycling them into temporary artist studios and gallery spaces, while simultaneously invigorating the surrounding community landscape with an influx of culture, creativity and business.

chashama invites you to submit a proposal to our Windows at the Donnell Library program, for the 2010-2011 season. The Donnell Library is located at 20 West 53rd St. across the street from iconic Museum of Modern Art. We are interested in proposals large enough to fit all seven windows or as small as one windowpane.

Deadline: Rolling.
We will consider applications in the order in which they are received. However we only have 8 openings available.

Required Application Materials:
*Completed application form (pages *4 through 7 of this document).
*1-2 page project proposal.
*1 page (or less) technical requirements.
*Resume/short bios of key participants.

*Work sample ‘slide list’ or list of cue points with descriptions that provide context for the images.

*Work sample (images of previous work, may be on CD)  note: paper CD/DVD sleeves are preferred to cases.

To apply, visit and follow the instructions.

Mail Materials to:
ATTN: Donnell Windows
201 East 42nd Street, 32nd Floor
New York, NY  10017


Summer and beyond

June 2, 2010

As some of you may  know, I am going on leave next year; I got a fellowship to write a book which at the moment is titled Habit Formation: The History and Meaning of Byzantine Monastic Dress. [In fact I’ll be around doing administrative stuff but no teaching.]  So what does this mean for our blog? It will continue as usual through the summer and next year.  HOWEVER, I will need you all to be good about EMAILING submissions to me (; right now I get many notices in my box but I will not be picking those up as often, so whenever possible please email submissions to me.

Also, graduates – CONGRATS! – and please keep us updated on what you are doing.  If you get jobs and/or have shows, we’d like to post it.  In part this blog serves as a connection to alums; if you have a website of your goings on, please let me know and I’ll add it to our links.  As you can see, I have not really had time to get savvy about using this thing the way I should (sigh) perhaps during my fellowship I’ll figure out how to add images and make it look cooler.

Oh yeah, but first I have to write a book.

DUMBO Arts Festival and contest

June 2, 2010

am forwarding a call for proposals for the Dumbo Arts Festival. If you have any questions about this please contact Zannah Mass.
To the visual arts community, Here are some updates on the Dumbo Arts Festival.

  1. We are pleased to announce that there will be prizes awarded through this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival (September 24-26) for visual artists.

ONE YEAR RENT-FREE STUDIO + $1,000 CASH TO GRAND PRIZE WINNER&Cash Prizes of $1,000 to be Awarded to Additional Winners Selected by Professional Jury The Grand Prize winner of this year’s festival will receive a donated studio in a building owned by Two Trees, free of rent for one year. The studio represents an in-kind donation by Two Trees of approximately $30,000. The studio will have natural light and be at least 750 rentable square feet and likely larger A professional jury will select the Grand Prize winning visual artist in one of the following categories: Best Outdoor Public Art Installation,Best Indoor Public Art Installation, and Best Open Studio. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize as will the two winners of the remaining categories.

  2. DEADLINE FOR OPEN STUDIO SIGN-UP: JULY 15. (Details below.)

Check the DUMBO Arts Festival website regularly for more updates:  www.dumboartsfestival.com2010 Dumbo Arts Festival: Instead of being solely visual art-based, the 2010 festival will include a number of other disciplines in order to reflect the talent and expertise in Dumbo and New York City at large. Thus programming will now include music, literature, theatre, dance, film, a digital design industry component, kids’ programming & more.


·         This year, as in the past, the festival will include open studios, but the blocks of time in which artists participate can be shorter in order to allow those participating time to work privately and/or enjoy the festival. Additionally, we think this approach can drive traffic better.

·         Participation in open studios (& listings) will be free of charge, and we encourage this type of involvement. We’ll drive major traffic here through press, good programming, and word-of-mouth and believe participation will be good exposure for you.

·         To sign up (by July 15th please), please include: artist name(s) (& any umbrella organization for the submission such as a residency program), address in Dumbo, artistic discipline, website, and contact information.  You will be contacted again via email to confirm time slots for each area/ building but please email now if you know you’d be interested in having your studio open. (Do not hit ‘reply’ to this email – we may not get your email.)


·         Proposals must be sent by June 1st via email or mail to Zannah Mass, Cultural Affairs Director, Two Trees, 45 Main St, ste 602, Bklyn, NY 11201 ( &  include:

o    project description

o   site specification if any (Available sites to consider include: empty offices/studios/storage rooms, empty retail, lobbies, elevator banks, hallways, streets/city park/Pier 1/Fulton Landing (if permitted), Pearl St Triangle & Archway (TBC), &  loading docks)

o   imagery (diagrams, sketches, photos)

o   artist CV

o   installation plan with any space specs & specs on materials

o   project budget if any funding were required for the project to be realized


o   website & contact info

·         The deadline is June 1st sunrise for proposals (beyond use of one’s own studio). We will contact you by August if your proposal is accepted or if we have questions.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at Best regards, Zannah MassCultural Affairs DirectorTwo Trees718.222.2500 Kathleen GilrainExecutive Director
Smack Mellon92 Plymouth StreetBrooklyn, NY 11201phone – 718-834-8761fax –