Since we met at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the late 1970’s, my dear friend Kurt Solmssen, has transformed the places of his life into images of light, calm and peace. Gazing upon his paintings, your heart may skip a beat as when you see a person of particular beauty, but your mind will find rest.
For those who knew Oliver Grimley who I had my freshmen year at PAFA, did he do silver point drawing?
Fellow alum, I'm sharing an opportunity for part time paid gallery directorship at our artist collective in Brooklyn. If you know of anyone qualified living in NY who works in arts administration or wants a chance to, please pass along!
Cheers and be well, in solidarity.
Seeking Part-time Gallery Director, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Amos Eno, one of the oldest nonprofit art galleries in NYC, is seeking a part-time Gallery Director. Located in Bushwick, Amos Eno Gallery provides a full season of exhibits by emerging and mid-career artists working in visual, performance, installation, interactive, and/or digital media/video. Our season is complemented by a diverse series of performances as well as educational and public programs for the New York area. By presenting a rich schedule of exhibits and participatory events, our mission is to help promote the cultural growth of our community. Much about the gallery and community can be learned at https://www.amoseno.org/
The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, and the Director is needed 2 days, 12 hours a week, during opening receptions and installation/de-installation. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience at an art organization, an undergraduate degree in art, art history or art administration, as well as excellent management, organizational, multi-tasking, communications and networking skills. Proficiency in Mac Platforms is needed and art handling skills are a plus. Should be able to lift artwork, as well as prolonged standing, kneeling, squatting, bending and climbing. This is an ideal position for someone who requires a flexible schedule and who has a strong interest in arts administration. As Director, the candidate is invited to utilize the space for their own projects and curatorial interests.
There will be a short, paid transition period with our outgoing gallery director.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Plan exhibition schedule and related logistics
-Oversee the installation of exhibitions with exhibiting artists
-Curating group shows and guest artist shows
-Write and distribute press release and other support materials
-Build and maintain relationships with press contacts at relevant publications
-Respond to press queries
-Plan and organize community engagement programming
-Maintain website and social media presence
-Increase gallery’s web presence and publicity by planning virtual programming
-Management of membership program and marketing
-Arranging for gallery sitters and installers
-Involvement in member meetings, board meetings, and coordinating
matters with gallery board
-Supervise weekly gallery operations
How to Apply
Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for 3 references to
Deadline for applications: July 1st, 2020
Holy Family University invited me to to another soo show with Water parks and Swimming pools. I did one there in 2009 too. Please check out the show. If you live in PA, you may recognize some of the places.
Does anyone know if Alumni can draw in the cast hall at any time? Possible to bring a friend?
Hi fellow alumni, I'm curating this exhibition and the deadline is tomorrow (October 31, Halloween!) Work will be exhibited during December and January at 2 private club events, a public Lord and Taylor opening, a coffeehouse opening, and a private business association's formal gala. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to see your work in the submission inbox tonight or tomorrow! :) Click here for submission guidelines: https://eracontemporary.com/calltoartists/
-=Looking for Figure Models=-
Abington Art Center will have a brand new figure drawing class in January and we are looking for potential models to reach out to. Specifically, we looking to make our expanded model list more diverse. If you know of any models that can work near the Jenkintown area, please PM me! Thank you all 😁
PAFA has been hosting a series of artist curated shows on the 2nd floor of the Hamilton building. I have filmed shows curated by artists Patrick Connors and Scott Noel. There is a different insight that artists can bring, they understand first hand how art is made. Plus it has been a great showcase of regional talent. The latest is a show on landscape put together by Doug Martenson. I urge PAFA to continue these wonderful shows.
Solo Exhibition: South Street from the 90's
Artist: Phoebe Murer
Description: Paper Mache Dioramas of The streets of South Street as it was in the 1990s.
Dates: November 3rd -24th
Opening Reception: November 3rd. 1-3pm
Hosted by Davinci Art Alliance (Gallery 2), 704 Catherine St, Philadelphia
Contact: [email protected]
Gallery Hours Thursday to Sunday 12pm -5pm
Does anyone have contact info for PAFA sculpture grad Justin Matherly?
Hi 👋 Just a mention that I won the Hopper prize this year 🏄♀️🏄♀️🏄♀️