A Year with
is on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, from May 3 – June 19. This
annual exhibition showcases select artworks by students in grades 2-6 (from 10
public schools that represent the city’s five boroughs) who participated in
Learning Through Art—the pioneering arts education program of the Museum.
Approximately 100 creative and imaginative works, including assemblage,
collages, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures will be on
display. Founded in 1970 by Natalie Kovner Lieberman, the LTA program has
served nearly 150,000 children and their families.
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Auction Records Set –
Christie’s recent Post-War and Contemporary Art
auctions in New York set a new benchmark for the art market,
raising a staggering total of $638.6 million and setting 37 new
records. Artist world auction records were set for Jackson
Pollock ($58.4 million), Roy Lichtenstein ($56.1 million),
Jean-Michel Basquiat ($48.8 million), Philip Guston ($25.8
million) and Piero Manzoni ($14.1 million). New artist records
by medium were set for Cy Twombly (sculpture), Jean-Michel
Basquiat (work on paper), Bruce Nauman (work on paper), Urs
Fischer (painting) and Christopher Wood (work on paper).
– The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, has acquired two
exceptional European paintings—a recently discovered
self-portrait by one of the most celebrated painters in history,
Rembrandt, and a light-filled view of the Grand Canal by
Canaletto, Venice’s most influential painter. Painted in oil on
copper and measuring 8-3/4 x 6-5/8”, Rembrandt Laughing,
circa 1628, is an early self-portrait depicting the artist about
age 22 dressed as a soldier. The Grand Canal in Venice
from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola, circa 1738,
is one of Canaletto’s finest achievements in his signature style
and is in such pristine condition that the sunlit scene
– Since 1958 the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall
of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement
in the art of illustration.” This year’s honorees, chosen based
on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of
illustration are Ted CoConis, Sandy Kossin, Murray Tinkelman,
George Herriman, Charles M. Schulz and Arthur Rackham.
– The National Gallery of art has acquired Piano/Piano
by Richard Artschwager, a major example of the wooden sculptures
that employ Formica as a laminate, for which he is known;
Plaster Surrogates by Allan McCollum, the last large
grouping available of the artist’s signature works in this
series; and Condensation Wall by Hans Haacke, a
breakthrough kinetic work from the artist’s early career.
-- Award-winning theatre, opera and film director Julie Tamor
will be honored at the 2013 Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for
Feminist Art First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on June 13.
The award honors women who have broken gender barriers to make
remarkable contributions in their fields.
– The capital campaign for Miami Art Museum’s new art facility,
opening as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) this December, has
reached 85% of its total goal, following a gift of $15 million
in cash and art. An anonymous donor pledged $12 million to the
capital campaign as well as an additional $3 million in art,
selected by the Museum’s curatorial staff. This gift will
support the endowment for expanded exhibitions and educational
programming in the Museum’s new, 200,000 square foot campus
designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.
– The National Endowment for the Arts has announced $350,000 in
NEA support for 17 new research grants that measure different
characteristics and contributions for the arts. This is the
second annual round of Arts Works: Research grants, which
encourage the public to propose research studies using new or
existing data sets to measure the value and/or impact of the
arts in the U. S.
– Four grants have been awarded for Arts
Journalism Projects: Community Television of Southern
California (Burbank), KQED (San Francisco), Macon Arts Alliance
(GA) and Regional Cultural and Performing Arts Development
Commission (St. Louis, MO). Arts and cultural organizations
will have another opportunity to apply for funding to support
arts journalism projects with the August 8th Art
– ART SANTA FE: Art, the Heart of the Matter will
be held July 11-14 at the Santa Fe Convention Center in NM.
This 13th year will again offer an all-encompassing
experience that includes a high-class mix of excellent
contemporary galleries from all over the globe, cutting-edge art
installations and emerging artists and dealers. The popular
“How Things are Made” art exposition will feature a lithography
demonstration and paper making.
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2013 Design Talks Series
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center
New York, NY
Design Talks, a vibrant conversation and presentation series organized
by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will run
through May at the Center in Harlem. This year’s series will feature
winners from the 2012 National Design Awards and focus on collaborative
aspects of design. All programs will be webcast live. Advance
registration is required at
Admission. Members and students are admitted free with registration.
National Gallery of Art
2013/14 call for applications for internships is now available on the
Gallery’s Web site, with each having different projects, eligibility
requirements and terms: Internships in the Museum Profession, Graduate
Curatorial Internships and Summer 2013 Internships. 202-842-6257; www,nga.gov/education/interned.htm .
U.S. Department of State
The Dept. of State is continually looking for new artists and artwork to
be a part of exhibitions. A registry offers an artist the exposure to
their internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and
selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. Registration
is done online only. For more information, visit
New MoMA (NYC) Art Lab App The Museum of Modern Art’s new app for iPad
features exciting art-making activities and imaginative ways for kids
ages 7 and up to engage with art and connect with MoMA’s collection.
Activities feature fun facts about artists. Cut out shapes with virtual
scissors to create a collage inspired by Matisse, shake digital scraps
of paper across the screen in homage to Arp’s chance collages, create a
sound composition based on art by Elizabeth Murray and much more. Art
Lab’s drawing pad includes shapes that can be stretched, rotated and
shrunk using zoom and pinch motions, tools to create straight or
freeform lines in different widths and a palette with hundreds of
vibrant colors. Save art to your gallery within the app and to the
iPad’s Camera Roll. Info:
Journeys Art Lab
Walker Art Center
Last Wed. of each month, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Contemporary art
becomes the catalyst for community building, self-expression and
appreciating the present in this program designed for individuals with
early- to middle-stage Alzheimers and other dementias, their care
partners, family and friends. Each lab is designed specifically for
participants and uses a variety of materials and approaches to
art-making. No experience is necessary! Pre-registration, at least one
week in advance of the date, is required. $5/seniors and adults. Care
partners and additional family and friends are free. E-mail
email@example.com or call 612.375.7609.
The Roof Garden
Commission: Imran Qureshi
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Through Nov. 3 (weather permitting)
This large-scale, site-specific work represents the artist’s emotional
response to violence occurring across the globe in recent decades and
his earnest hope for regeneration and lasting peace in the aftermath of
manmade disasters. Using the nearly 8,000 square feet of open-air space
as his canvas, Qureshi is the first artist to create a work that is
painted directly onto the roof’s surface, which visitors are encouraged
to walk on as they view it.
The Playground Project
Carnegie Museum of Art
June 10 – Aug. 16
Part of the upcoming 2013 Carnegie International, this richly
illustrated exhibition explores the history of postwar playground design
and highlights important examples of playgrounds from the 20th century.
More than 130 photographs prints, plans, models and books, along with 11
films and slideshows illustrate the exciting and inspiring history of
The High Line
Through April 2014
This exhibition includes figurative sculptures, celebratory portraits
and commemorative monuments installed on and around the High Line. Nine
acclaimed international artists touch upon – at times with levity and
sense of humor – issues of democracy, taste and representation of the
self in the public space.
Also, see Untitled, a pickup truck transformed into a sculpture in a
vertical parking lot by Virginia Overton; Broken Bridge II, a monumental
wall sculpture made of pressed tin and mirrors by El Anatsui; A sound
installation by Uri Aran, Untitled (Good & Bad); and The River That
Flows Both Ways, a glass installation inspired by a 700-minute journey
along the Hudson River by Spencer Finch.
Through June 23
Now in its fourth year, this project brings nearly 80 reproductions of
masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection to the
streets and parks of metro Detroit, pleasantly surprising and delighting
residents of the participating communities. Educational opportunities
and other fun activities are also planned. http://www.dia.org/calendar/special-event.aspx?id=3755&iid=)
Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt is at The New York Public
Library (Manhattan) through June 23. Spanning 20 years of Cassatt’s
career as a printmaker (1878-1898), this exhibition documents her first
tentative steps in the medium and culminates with her highly
accomplished and technically dazzling color prints.
Century, at the de Young, San Francisco, through June 2,
examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. At
its core is a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn.
Virtuosic engravings, ambient etchings, exquisite ink drawing, fanciful
watercolors and more illustrate the enormous range and appeal of
printmaking and drawing techniques in the time of Rembrandt.
--The featured March tour at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, is
Extraordinary Women, where extraordinary women are celebrated in works
of art from Ancient Egypt to 21st Century Brooklyn. This tour is offered
at least once a week on various days and at varied times to meet your
schedule and is also available for private groups.
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
- 10:00 – 5:00 - How can art change the world?
Join in this day of artful celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., and other peaceful activists. Free family-friendly
activities including interactive performances, tours, hands-on art
making and a self-guided activity focusing on artists in the Medieval
to Monet exhibition.
Because events are subject to change, please call
ahead or confirm whenever possible.
Art Competitions/Call for Entries
2 Minute Film Festival
Carnegie Museum of Art
July 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Deadline: June 21
Filmmakers 18 and older: Submit your finest and shortest video--
live-action or animated, documentary, mockumentary, fictional or
non-narrative--engaging in some way with the notion of play, and your
work could be featured in “At Play,” the third installment of the
2-Minute Film Festival at the museum. Each selected entry will be
eligible for People’s Choice and Juror’s Choice prizes.
BJ Spoke Gallery
Deadline: July 20
U. S. artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate or
as the subject of a video are eligible. Acceptable media are works made
of, on or about paper: cut, folded, woven or glued paper; drawings,
paintings, pastels, prints, photos, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books,
collage, mixed media and video. http://www.bjspokegallery.com/juried-competitions/paperworks/
Best of America NOAPS
2013 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’
Society Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Oct. 13-27 – Dunnegan Gallery of Fine Art Bolivar, MO
Nov. 2 – 20 – The Vine Wine Bar & Gallery, Osage Beach/Lake of the
Deadline: August 16
Eligible are all living artists 18 years of age or older with a U. S.
return shipping address who create original art in oil and/or acrylic
mediums. Artwork must be original and completed Jan. 2010 or later.
Awards in cash and art materials. http://www.noaps.org/html/news-events.html
American Artists Abroad
The Bennington Center for the Arts
Sept. 28 – Dec. 22
Deadline: August 18
Landscapes, figurative and other representational subjects found outside
of the U. S. and created by American artists will be included in a show
that will be seen by many visitors this fall. The JPEG file image should
be 8 x 10 inches, 300 dpi.
Workshop: Painting the Living Landscapes
Of Federic Church
Olana State Historic Site
Sept. 17 – 19
Attend a unique two-day en plein air watercolor workshop with
internationally respected watercolor artist Evelyn Dunphy at the home
and artist-designed landscape of renowned Hudson River School artist
Frederic E. Church. Participants will learn to simplify the complexity
of the autumnal landscape, compose a strong design and value pattern and
more. 518.828.1872 x 109; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual St. Augustine Art Assoc.
Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition
Aesthetics of Nature
St. Augustine, FL
July 27 – August 31
Deadline: June 3
This exhibit explores nature in all of its beautiful forms, from plant
life and vast landscapes to the diversity of species that inhabit the
oceans and great outdoors. Artists over 18 years of age are eligible
and may enter up to three original 2D or 3D pieces of original works of
art. $5,000 in cash awards.
41st Open Juried Exhibition
The Pastel Society of America
The National Arts Club
New York, NY Sept. 3 – 28
Deadline: July 1
primary mandate of the PSA is to provide a forum for the exhibition of
works by the most accomplished of pastel artists in the U.S. and abroad,
so all pastel artists may apply. Prizes total over $25,000 in cash and
Annual Open Juried Exhibition
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
New York, NY Oct. 1-25
Deadline: July 8
woman artist may submit for jurying one original work executed within
the last three years. Eligible media include oil, acrylic watercolor,
pastel, graphics and mixed media. Not eligible are photography,
computer-generated images, crafts, and work done under instruction,
derived from published photos or previously shown in a CLWAC Annual Open
Juried Exhibition. Awards total more than $10,000.
National Gallery of Art
Current opportunities include the following:
of Audio Visual Services – The intern will assist in the production
and post-production of video projects that occur on or around the campus
of the National Gallery and include live event capture for lecture
programs and editing for podcasts
Shops Division – The intern will have experience in photography,
imaging and website graphic design to participate in the re-launch of
its web store, which is scheduled to occur in October.
For details visit
National Small Works Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery
Silver Spring, MD, July 31 - Aug. 25
Deadline - Discounted Early Bird Entries (online only):
Deadline - All Entries: May 18
exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older residing in
the U.S. Works must be original hand-pulled prints completed within the
past two years and no larger than 170 square inches (H x W). Digital
prints and photographs are not eligible. Grand Prize is a solo show at
the gallery in August 2014 and there is a $200 purchase prize and $300
in merchandise awards.
Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts
The Lincoln Center Art Galleries, Fort Collins, CO
July 9 – Sept. 2
Deadline: May 17
juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and
international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for
exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design
techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and
craftsmanship. The goal is to recognize the world’s finest contemporary
quilt artists and to advance the art form. Entries must be of the
artist’s original design, completed after August 1, 2011. Awards.
--Save the date!
The Brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Painter and Craftsman
will open on May 24 at the New Britain Museum of American Art,
exhibition will be a major exploration of the artistic genius of Louis
Comfort Tiffany (1837–1933). Featured will be approximately 100 of his
best paintings from the Nassau County Museum in New York, complemented
by large stained glass windows, metal and glass objects, furniture and
other decorative objects. Additional examples of exquisite jewelry
designed by Tiffany will be on loan from Tiffany & Co. Archives. On
view through Sept. 29.
6-Hour Hands-On Workshop Presented by ARTtalk
With Robert Paschal, MFA
First Presbyterian Church--McKinley Hall
Beacon, NY – On Metro North Line
Seating is Limited – Classes Fill Quickly!
All supplies/equipment are provided for use in class
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