Friday, November 30, 2007

Local Artists Biennial Meeting

Calling all New Orleans visual artists:

We are gathering to discuss ideas, plans, and possibilities the upcoming New Orleans Biennial slated for the Fall of 2008. What do you want to do? Group shows in abandoned buildings? Art truck convoys? Parades? Massive grafitti and propaganda campaigns? Paint the superdome black? Bring your ideas and we’ll hash things out, get inspired by each other, and hopefully get a sense of where we’re all headed and what we’re all thinking. Work with us, work against us, it doesn’t matter just so long as we’re all working toward something to make an awesome show of New Orleans artists’ presence at the Biennial.

Meet at Buffa’s, 1001 Esplanade, Dec 8th, 8pm. Email if you have any questions.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lucy Lippard quote for the day

" Actions left untheorized tend to disappear from history, if only for lack of serious consideration."

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Home Repo Project

Installation on home demolition site, in Gentilly
Tuesday 3:30 - 6
1432 Aviators Street, one block from robert e lee towards the river, between st. bernard and paris

[ ] Projects is a collaborative group consisting of three artists: Rachel Jones, Jeff Rinehart, Natalie Sciortino and Fernando Braxton. The Home Repo Project will be the groups' first effort as a collective. Working on the remaining terrazzo floor slab of a flooded home in Lake Vista, [ ] Projects utilizes traditional materials of home construction and domesticity: nails, wood, floor polish, yarn, string and other fabrics. These materials and methods come together to create a type of installation reconstruction atop this existing floor while exploring ideas of growth, spaces, scale, and rebuilding. In addition, a sounds component will be incorporated into the art environment to broaden the depth of the experience as a whole. A small house will also be constructed and raised up in avoidance of potential threats - representative of the current neighborhood and city as a whole. It is these issues of "safety" and "domesticity" that [ ] seeks to address through this space. [ ] Projects also joins with Art in ACtion to promote and further a dialogue not only with other AiA artists, but with the community as a whole.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Prospect.1 New Orleans Announces Organizations and Preview Events Schedule

November 17, 2007

Prospect.1 New Orleans

Prospect.1 New Orleans 

Announces Participating Organizations and Preview Events Schedule

Website Launched

Preview Events Held on October 30 and 31, 2008 

With just a year before the inaugural launch of Prospect. 1, Dan Cameron has announced an initial list of eleven organizations with which it will partner in hosting the biennial, which will be on view November 1, 2007 through January 18, 2008. The venues are among New Orleans' most prominent and beloved cultural institutions, and will form the hub for exhibitions during Prospect.1.

Participating Organizations (in alphabetical order): 
The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Louisiana Artworks
The U.S. Mint Louisiana State Museum
The National World War II Museum
The Louisiana African American Museum
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts|Riverfront
The New Orleans Museum of Art
The Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Additionally, several historic landmarks are being renovated specifically for the biennial, and other venues, including warehouses, factory spaces, and municipal open spaces across the city will also welcome exhibitions. With a total of over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, the biennial will have a visible presence across the city throughout its eleven-week run. On view will be work by 75 local, national, and international artists most of whom are creating new, original works that respond both to the locations in which they will be installed and to the city of New Orleans as a whole.

"It's a sign of the community's support for Prospect.1 that these eleven institutions have already joined us as exhibition venues. It speaks very strongly to our shared belief that the biennial can play a leading role in rejuvenating both the contemporary art scene and the economy of the city of New Orleans," said Dan Cameron, Director of PROSPECT.1 New Orleans.

Opening Events
The vernissage of Prospect.1 will take place on October 30th and 31s, with private previews to be held at all participating venues. A Gala Opening Ball to help underwrite the costs of presenting Prospect.1 will take place on the evening of the 31st. The biennial will open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1, 2008 and will remain open from 10am to 8pm throughout the weekend. Prospect.1 will be on view until January 18, 2008, Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm to 8pm.

Prospect.1 has just launched its website The site will act as a resource for information on the biennial, venues, artists, events, and the city as a destination and will be updated regularly.

About Prospect.1 New Orleans:
Dan Cameron conceived Prospect.1 New Orleans to reinvigorate the city, a historic regional artistic center, following the human, civic, and economic devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The primary goal of the biennial exhibition is to redevelop the city as a cultural destination where the visual arts are celebrated and can once again thrive. New Orleans was the first U.S. city to host a recurring international art exhibition, beginning in 1887 with the Exhibition of the Art Association of New Orleans. In this tradition, Prospect.1 will provide the public with new work by 75 artists conceived and developed for the city. The largest international art biennial ever held in the United States, Prospect.1 will reach an estimated audience of one quarter million visitors, half of which will likely be Louisiana state residents.

Prospect.1 is founded on the principle that art engenders social progress, so the exhibition and all related events will be free to the public. The biennial will be open every day except Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and visitors can see the exhibition in any order they choose and as many times as they like. There will be daily guided tours of the biennial venues. 

Fore more information on Prospect.1 New Orleans, please visit or contact U.S. Biennial, Inc. at (212) 686-5305 


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Kellie Honeycutt
Blue Medium, Inc.
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F: (212) 675-1855

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New York, NY 10002, USA

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Tulane 2007 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

The Carroll Gallery presents: 2007 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Juror: Dennis Sipiorski, Head of Visual Arts, Southeastern Louisiana University

Opening reception: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Exhibition dates: November 15 – 30, 2007
[gallery closed Nov. 21, 22, 23]

Cash prizes will be awarded.
questions? please contact Laura Richens, Curator, Carroll Gallery
Newcomb Art Department, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University
phone: 504.314.2228

Mid City Holiday Open Studios


Who: Artists at Mid City Studios
What: Holiday Open Studios and sale of original artworks
When: Saturday, Dec.8, 2007 12–5p.m.
Where: 4436 Toulouse St. corner Murat St.

Mid City Studios announces its annual Holiday Open Studios and sale of original artwork on Saturday, December 8 from 12 -5 p.m.

Located in a converted warehouse at 4436 Toulouse St. near City Park, Mid City Studios will feature original artwork from over 30 artists who will open their spaces to exhibit paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, glass mosaics, and mixed media constructions. Food, refreshments and entertainment by Les Grattons de Berry will be featured throughout the afternoon.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, list of exhibiting artists, and site map contact:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Abdalian Art

DATE: November 1 – December 7, 2007
VENUE: Dillard University Art Gallery, FN 116 Cook Communications Center
2601 Gentilly Boulevard. New Orleans, LA 70122
HOURS: Monday – Thursday, 10a-3p, Friday by appointment

Dillard University presents new monotypes and oil paintings by Zarouhie Abdalian in an exhibition entitled "Approximations". The work is culled from aerial photographs of New Orleans taken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration soon after Hurricane Katrina. By turns sensuous and painstakingly detailed, her treatment of these images serves as an investigation of the relationship between distance and fidelity, scale and noise.

BECA Gallery opening in Warehouse district

BECA gallery to open in New Orleans January 5, 2008 - Bridging Emerging Contemporary Artists
BECA, a new local gallery, is holding a regional group show and are accepting submissions, see the website.

Art Sessions - Identifying Outsider Art

outsider art

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival Submission Deadline Nov, 30

11th Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival: May 30 - June 8, 2008
| Festival NEWS | Submit FAQ | Submit RULES | SUBMIT ONLINE | 

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2007
CATEGORIES: Feature, Documentary, Short, Experimental, Animation 

AWARDS: $80,000 in services, products, and cash.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: November 30, 2007 (Early) :: March 15, 2008 (Final)

FILM FESTIVAL DATES: May 30 - June 8, 2008


11th Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival
180 South 4th Street, Ste 2 South,
Brooklyn, New York 11211 - USA
ph: (718) 388 4306 -

Call to Artists: Special Editions Residency 2008



Call to Artists:
Special Editions Residency 2008
Application Deadline Monday, December 3, 2007

The Special Editions Residency Program is a competitive national residency that offers emerging artists the opportunity to complete an important new body of work in printmaking. This work is created in collaboration with our experienced Master Printers, and is fully sponsored by the Lower East Side Printshop. Printmaking experience is not necessary.

The Printshop will provide materials, studio access, technical assistance, documentation, exhibition opportunities, limited travel and accommodation stipends for artists residing outside New York, and a $2,000 honorarium.

Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by December 3, 2007. Applicants must be legal US residents. For more information about the Printshop, the Special Editions Residency, and application requirements, visit

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc. (LESP) is a non-profit printmaking center in New York City that promotes excellence in the art of printmaking by enabling artists to create new artwork and offering educational programs for the general public.  Founded in 1968 as a community art center, the Printshop has provided thousands of emerging artists with studio space, technical and financial assistance.  The Printshop enriches the field by promoting high professional standards in printmaking, artistic collaboration, innovation, and environmentally friendly practices. Printshop is the largest openly accessible print workshop in New York City, with studios open 24/7.

The Lower East Side Printshop's programs have been supported in part by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Con Edison Company of New York, Ford Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust, PECO Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.  

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Fall 07 show

Saturday, November 10, 2007

24 Hr Draw-a-thon

NEW ORLEANS – In conjunction with Recycle for the Arts, Press Street presents its second annual twenty-four hour drawing marathon. In activities led by local artists, both beginners and professionals can explore a variety of techniques and materials.

“We wanted to do something where the focus was on the process of creating, instead of just showing the finished project,” said Brad Benischek, an event organizer and Visual Arts Coordinator for Press Street. “Last year over two hundred people participated during the twenty-four period. It was inspiring to see families and individuals from so many different backgrounds and skill levels making so much art. Over 1400 drawings were produced.”

The schedule includes morning activities for children, life drawing, large scale drawing, voluntary collaborations, and a variety of art stunts, culminating in a celebratory breakfast and gallery show. Music and various food vendors will be on site throughout the day. A full schedule will be available at on November 1st.

Free and open to the public. All materials will be provided.

WHAT: 24-Hour Draw-a-thon

WHERE: The Green Project, 2831 Marais St., NO. L.A

WHEN: 6:00 AM Saturday November 17 to 6AM Sunday November 18

see website for detailed schedule

Sean Derry-An Interlude to Stillness

dont miss this -
the old Robert at Broad and Bienville, by the pumping station -
come see the 35 soft scuplture cars repopulate the parking lot!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Group Critiques at Palma Gallery

Do you miss the days of those fiery art school critiques?
Do you find yourself alone in your studio wanting to connect with other artists in the New Orleans area but don’t know how?
Do you need serious criticism of your work, and ready to deal with it?

Then come to Palma Gallery every second Tuesday of the month for a group critique.

Recognizing a need within the New Orleans art community for more opportunities for artist to meet and discuss their work, Palma Gallery wishes to provide a space where artists can meet and have an informal, critical discussion about new works.

Contact Palma Gallery (504)598-2276 or go to for more information.

Where: Palma Gallery, 828 Howard Ave., near Lee Circle, just past Carondelet heading towards the Super Dome.

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 6-9pm. Free Admission.

Who: Serious artists, professional artists, emerging artists, college level art students.

You are invited to bring a maximum of two works to the critique. As many works will be critiqued as possible, but please remember, time restraints may limit the number of artists that can be critiqued in a given evening. All attendees are invited to participate in the critique of presented works, and the critique will be moderated by the gallery director.

Palma Gallery wishes to create an environment where criticisms, views and opinions about presented works are freely and enthusiastically discussed. A lively, spirited critique will be encouraged, but rude and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.