Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you happen to be in NJC


Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Untitled, 2014, acrylic, sumi ink, and screenprint, 16.5" x 15.5" sheet
  
    Treasure Island    
Curated by Julie Chae
     
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 1st, 6-8pm On view through November 9, 2014
  
  
Lower East Side Printshop is pleased to present Treasure Island guest curated byNYC/DC-based curator and writer Julie Chae. The exhibition will be on view at the Printshop from October 1 - November 9, 2014 with a public reception on Wednesday, October 1, from 6-8pm.

Treasure Island alludes to the high seas explorations that took place during the Age of Enlightenment on through the Romantic Era, the navigating and mapping through dangerous waters to discover strange new worlds, peoples, and goods. The discoveries made during these times allowed Europe to make advances in science and technology, paving the way for industrialization and eventual modernization. These advances also involved subjugating prior inhabitants and colonizing these lands, which greatly increased the wealth and power of the European countries. Sunsets, beaches, ships and nautical apparatuses like ropes and maps appear in Treasure Island along with images reflecting what was lost due to imperialism. Treasure Island includes works by: Theresa Bloise, Amanda Church, Amy Friedberg, Esperanza Mayobre, Ali Medina, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Felix Plaza, Paul Shore, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Juana Valdes, Daniel Vasquez, Liz Zanis, and Anya Zelinska.

The title for this exhibition comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 children's novel of the same name and a tale of moral ambiguity. In this seafaring adventure set in the 1700s, men and boys sail on a ship mostly crewed by disguised pirates to an island in search of buried treasure, using a found map marked in red ink with three crosses and the words: Bulk of treasure here.


About the Artists
THERESA BLOISE (b.1978, Boston, MA; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Select exhibitions include Grin, Providence, RI; Governor's Island, New York, NY; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; and Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. She has been awarded fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts.

AMANDA CHURCH (b. 1960, Poughkeepsie, NY; lives and works in New York, NY) received her BA from Bennington College, VT. Select solo and group exhibitions include Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY; Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York, NY; Artek Contemporaries, New York, NY; Galerie de Tableau, Marseille, France; and Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA. Her work is included in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; The Chambers Hotel, NY; and Bondardo Communications, Milan, Italy.

AMY FRIEDBERG (b. 1972, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works in Hermosa Beach, CA) received her BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Select solo and group exhibitions include Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pa; Elkins Gallery, Elkins Park, PA; Penrose Gallery, Elkins Park, PA; Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy, and Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

ESPERANZA MAYOBRE (b. 1974, Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Select solo and group exhibitions include Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; Centro Cultural La Caja Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; and The Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY. She has been awarded the NYU Visiting Artist Program, and the Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

ALI MEDINA (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received her BA from Bard College. Select exhibitions include a solo exhibition at a pop up space, Brooklyn, NY; and group exhibitions at Essie Green Galleries, Harlem, NY and Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in several printshops and has been exploring monoprinting while in residence at the Printshop.
BUNDITH PHUNSOMBATLERT (b. 1972, Bangkok, Thailand; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Silpakorn University, Thailand. Select solo exhibitions include Flushing Meadows Corona Park/Queens Museum, New York, NY; Location One, New York, NY; and The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the recipient of the New York State Council on the Arts Grant and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and is the Grand Prize winner of the Toshiba Brings Good Things to Life Art Competition, Thailand.

FELIX PLAZA (b. 1946, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in New York, NY) received a Fine Art Certificate from New York Phoenix School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Exit Art, New York, NY; 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Dieu Donne, New York, NY; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; and Donnell Library, NY. He is a former participant of Printline Exchange Residency, Belgrade, Yugoslavia and has work included in many private collections.

PAUL SHORE (b. 1955, Pittsburgh, PA; lives and works in New York, NY) received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and his BFA from Eastern Michigan University. Select solo and group exhibitions include Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY; Columbia University, Italian Academy, New York, NY; Arkansas Art Center, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA; and DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. His work is included in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; and the New York Public Library.

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN (b. 1983, Madison, WI; lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BA from Brown University. Select solo and group exhibitions include Grace Teshima Gallery, Paris, France; Gallery nine5, New York, NY; Kashya Hildebrand Gallerie, Zurich, Switzerland; and Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC. She has been awarded Best in Show at the Rawls Museum, VA, and is the recipient of the Fulbright Grant: Taiwan.

JUANA VALDES (b. in Cabañas, Pinar Del Rio, Cuba) received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and Her BFA in sculpture at Parsons School of Design. Select solo and group exhibitions include Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, NY; Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL; Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands; and Boricua College Art Gallery, NY. Her work is included in the collections of The Newark Museum, NJ; European Ceramic Work Center, NL; and Nohra Haime Gallery, NY. She currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University, Visual Arts Department.

DANIEL VASQUEZ (b. 1983, El Salvador; lives and works in New York, NY) received his BA from Rowan University. Select exhibitions include Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NJ and Studio 1950, New York, NY. He is the recipient of the Gowanus Studio Space Residency.

LIZ ZANIS (b. 1980, Morristown, NJ; lives and works in New York) received her BA from Rhode Island School of Design. Group exhibitions include Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; C.G. Boerner, New York, NY; International Print Center New York, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, NY. She is a recipient of Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Geraldine R. Dodge Residency; Women's Studio Workshop Residency, the Printshop's Keyholder Residency; and is included in collections of Cleveland Institute of Art, The Center of Book Arts and more.

ANYA ZELINSKA (b. 1988, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine; lives and works in New York, NY) received her Associate in Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, and her BA from The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. Select group exhibitions include Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and RAW Natural Born Artists, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, NY.

About the Curator
Julie Chae is a NYC/DC-based curator and writer. A graduate of Williams College and University of Virginia School of Law, Chae has studied art history at the graduate level focusing on modern/contemporary and Asian art, and her background also includes working on free speech rights issues for artists, writers and teachers at the ACLU's Arts Censorship Project. Recent curatorial projects by Chae include Jacolby Satterwhite for the Washington Project for the Arts at the art collectors Don and Mera Rubell's Capitol Skyline Hotel, Ctrl+P: New Directions in Printmaking at the Arlington Arts Center, Melissa Brown: Dotto Lotto at Winkleman Gallery's Curatorial Research Project and Blow Me Away: Works on Paper by Brian Chippendale, Jungil Hong, Kevin Hooyman, et al. She is currently co-curating a collaboration for Washington Performing Arts between DC visual artists and Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (forthcoming February-March 2015). For more information, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-chae/ and http://juliechaeprojects.com.


 
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FREE talk with Dr. Edward Bleiberg,at the Brooks Museum of Arrt

Dear teachers and staff, 
Please share and encourage MCA students to attend this FREE talk with Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum, who will be discussing the exhibition Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from 2 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, November 16. Perhaps it can be included in a e-newsletter to students. Admission is free for students. If you have further questions about this event please contact claudia.towell@brooksmuseum.org or call 901.544.6200. Thank you for supporting the Brooks!
Archaeologists have discovered millions of animal mummies created by the ancient Egyptians. Though numerous, these objects are difficult to understand because the Egyptians never explained in writing the role that animals and animal mummies played in their religion, culture, or society.  Join Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum as he discusses ancient attitudes about animal worship, the use of votive animal mummies in ancient Egyptian religious ritual, and the social and economic aspects of mummy-making.
This talk will take place in the Memphis Brooks Museum’s Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium. Free for students with valid ID.  

FREE talk with photographer Whitten Sabbatini at the Memphis Brooks Museum

Dear teachers and staff,

Please share and encourage MCA students to attend this FREE talk with photographer Whitten Sabbatini at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from 2 to 3 pm on Saturday, October 4. Perhaps it can be included in a e-newsletter to students. Admission is free for students. If you have further questions about this event please contact claudia.towell@brooksmuseum.org or call 901.544.6200. Thank you for supporting the Brooks!
Jackson, Mississippi native Whitten Sabbatini spent a year in Memphis photographing strangers in public places. This exhibition highlights local architecture, automobiles, colors, and characters that caught the artist’s eye. The photographs make a statement about the city that is poetic, weighty, and all together beautiful.  Join the artist in the education gallery while he discusses his first solo exhibition, Brooks Introduces: Whitten Sabbatini, and answers your questions. 
Brooks Introduces is a series of exhibitions organized by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, designed to showcase the work of emerging artists from Memphis and the Mid-South. Started in 2003, the program offers aspiring artists a chance to have their work displayed in a major institution. In addition to invaluable exposure, Brooks Introduces offers these young artists a chance to work with curators and engage with the public. 
Free for students with valid ID. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

B R O O K S   M U S E U M   S T O R E
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20, 2014
Call For Vendors  /  2014 Holiday Artist Market

For the first time ever, the Brooks Museum Store is asking regional and local artists to submit their original artwork for consideration to participate in the 2014 Holiday Artist Market, which will take place on Sunday, December 7 from 11 AM -5 PM. Only artists with original works will be considered.

Please click here to fill out the a submission form if you wish to be considered for a spot in the 2014 Holiday Artist Market.

This form will stop accepting entries on October 20 at 5 pm.

MATERIALS IN PRINTMAKING Fall 2014


You can pick up materials only on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday during office hours in Printmaking.
Professor, Maritza Davila: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11:35-12:05, Monday 3:35-4:05.
Instructor Eszter Sziksz Tuesday and Thursday 12-1pm.
Please pay at the business office and bring me the receipt (made check to MCA ℅ printmaking)

Paper $2.00

Copper plates
18x24 $74.09
12x 18 $37.05
9x12 $18.50
9x6 $9.25
4x6 $5.00

Linoleum
Gold 9x12 $3.24

Shina wood
9x12 $5.50

Aluminum Litho Plates
18 x24 $14.00
12x18 $7.00
9x12 $3.50

Polyester Plates
12x18 $1.85
6x9 $0.95

Emerald positive plate
19 5/16 x 26 1/2 $10.00
8 x 13 $5.00

Polymer plates for letter press
$12.00

Solar plates
8 1/2 x 10 $10.00
6x9 $5.50

KM 43 Photopolymer Plates


Size Inches  
  Price

  5¾x8¼  1 Plate  $5.25

  


  




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

So you think you can ink Sketchbook project

We are inviting 500 printmakers to join our worldwide print exchange. Our fall theme is"Just a second..." Each participant will create an edition of twelve prints to submit and will receive ten unique prints made by strangers in return! Of the two remaining, one will go into our archive at Brooklyn Art Library and the other will be used in anexhibition here in New York.

PLEASE NOTE: This project fills incredibly fast. Don't miss out - sign up now!

Click HERE to join The Print Exchange!

Featured print by: Charles Rooney
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PRINT EXCHANGE!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Information about visual metaphors

Creating effective visual metaphors
http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/v/q/vqw/Portfolio/VislMeta.pdf

visual metaphor
http://grammar.about.com/od/tz/g/vismeterm.htm

What is a visual metaphor
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_visual_metaphor

The remarkable power of visual metaphors
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3028907/evidence/the-remarkable-power-of-visual-metaphors-to-make-us-more-creative

Visual metaphor in pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/competia/visual-metaphors/


Visual Metaphor, Cultural Knowledge, and the New Rhetoric

Robert N. St. Clair

http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/LIB/LIB8.html