Sunday, May 26, 2013

Art Supplies and Traveling

A student of mine asked me what she should travel with for a trip.  I'm visiting family and I had supplies laid out on my table.  So here is my stuff!

 Towel, to absorb spills and splatters, ashtray to hold brushes, small tupperware drawing kit with, watersuluable drawing pencils, tombow brush pens.

Watersuluable wax crayons for mapping. Extra tubes of watercolor I run out of.

Clips, a 16x12 portfolio, rives BFK printmaking paper torn down to 11x15, 8x10, 5x6, etc.

 A roll of toilet paper is my buddy!  It multitasks when hiking!

Symphonic watercolor set, rag, 3 synthetic watercolor brushes, extra pans of colors I run out of.

Watersuluable wax crayons for mapping. Extra tubes of watercolor I run out of.
— in Eureka, CA.

Events at Mike Weiss Gallery (I especially like Yigal Ozeri's work)

Yigal Ozeri Studio view / 2013 

Yigal Ozeri Untitled; Zuzana (Triptych) (Detail images) / 2013 / Oil on paper mounted on wood / 12 x 55 inches

Galerie Brandt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Opening Through June 30, 2013
Opening yesterday evening to over 600 people, Triads presents a new series of hyper-realistically painted triptychs. Displaying subtle progressions of movement like movie stills frozen in time, each work is instilled with temporal, fleeting qualities, which challenge Ozeri's ritualistic translation of the perfect trinity.

The Butler Institute of American Art, Howland Township, Ohio
On View Through September 29, 2013
Highlighting NY gallerist Louis Meisel as the premier arts dealer of photorealism, and for coining the term in 1969, this exhibition includes works by Richard Estes, Chuck Close, Peter Maier, and Yigal Ozeri.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain
On view Through June 30, 2013
This is the first exhibition in Spain to trace Hyperrealism's development from its beginnings to the presentEncompassing three generations of artists, the show introduces the most important and striking works by leading figures, from Hyperrealism's outset in the 1960s to the contemporary practitioners who work with digital techniques. 

MANA Contemporary Fine Arts (Jersey City, NJ)
Currently On View
The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation presents Obsession, exploring the collections and fervor of five passionate art enthusiasts. Alluding to Eileen's own passion for the process and vision of Yigal Ozeri, her immense collection includes over 80 Ozeri paintings, drawings, and multi-media works.

Kim Dorland / 2013 / New York, NY

Currently On View
Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
Open Through June 8, 2013
Two weeks remain in Kim Dorland's Ghosts of You and Me, here at Mike Weiss Gallery. Read press on the exhibition below, and make sure to see it up before June 8! 

Cameron Gray / I Thought You'd Always Be Mine / 2013 / Poster, monitor, media player / 34 x 22 1/2 inches

PULSE NY 2013 Recap

Mike Weiss Gallery recently participated in this year's 2013 PULSE NY, which opened to record attendance and rave reviews. Read recent press below!

Hermann Nitsch 60.Painting Action // 60.Malaktion / Installation view / Mike Weiss Gallery, NY / 2011

Retrospective & 75th Birthday Celebration
Nitsch Museum, Mistelbach, Austria
Through Summer 2014

Mike Weiss Galley is proud to have represented world-renowned Viennese action painter Hermann Nitsch for the last 10 years. Pushing the line between video, performance, music, installation, and painting with each exhibition, Nitsch's concept of total art ("Gesamtkunstwerk") has transformed contemporary practices. Exploring existentialism, the intersection of violence and culture, and religious ritual and sacrifice, Nitsch's oeuvre sits at the vanguard of experimental and multimedia modes, and he is considered as one of his generation's greatest artists. 

On his 75th birthday, we congratulate him and highlight some of his achievements over the last few years. Happy Birthday from all of us here at Mike Weiss Gallery.

135th Action at the 11th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2012)
Herman Nitsch Structuren, Vienna Leopold Museum, Austria (2011)
60.Painting Action // 60.Malaktion, Mike Weiss Gallery, NY (2011)
Bloodlines: Paintings by Hermann Nitsch, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO (2011)
Saint François D'Assise, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany (2011)
Richard Massey Foundation, New York, NY (2011)
A Bigger Splash: Painting After Performance, Tate Modern, London (2011)
Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2011)

Michael Brown / Studio View / 2013

Mike Weiss Gallery is now formally representing artist Michael Brown, whose inaugural exhibition at the gallery will take place September 2013.

Infusing each object with formal qualities of design and delicate minimalism, Brown weaves together science, nature, architecture, industry, and history into harmonious byproduct, producing forms in the vein of arte povera. In his new series of steel and copper sculptures, found objects combine with industrial materials, intuitively forming architectural and model-like sculptures of hollow skeletal forms, each simultaneously mechanistic and organic, abstract but evocative of representation.

At age 31, Michael Brown has already been widely exhibited around the world, including New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Ontario, and Belgium. He began to show with galleries Yvon Lambert and Marc Straus in his 20s, and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, and TimeOut New York. Brown is included in prominent public and private collections including the the Beth Rudin deWoody Permanent Collection; the collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin, New York, NY; and the Eileen S. Kaminsky  Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ.

Liao Yibai 2011

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT                 
March 16 - June 23, 2013

Liao Yibai's chair is highlighted among other works of his in this diverse show of leading contemporary Chinese artists. Here, the hot pot meal serves as a metaphor for the art of China today in all its complexity and variety, for Chinese artists' experiences and perceptions of the world, and for their individual and collective memories. Click here for more details - and click here to download an amazing review of the show by Artscope Magazine.

Other News:
Liao Yibai's giant stainless steel sculpture Fake Leica is featured in Focus Magazine, with Leica President Andreas Kaufmann.


Christian Vincent The Space Between / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 90 x 100 inches

After the incredible success of Christian Vincent's 2013 exhibition Ear to the Ground here at Mike Weiss Gallery, StudioBeat named the show one of the Top 5 NYC shows to see in their Art Exhibit RECAP!

Art News also recently published an article covering the exhibition - which can be downloaded here.

Will Kurtz Another Sh*t Show / Installation view / 2013

Recent Press from 
Another Sh*t Show at Mike Weiss Gallery:
March 21 - April 27, 2013

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Imaginarium at Arc Gallery

Dear Friends
I am pleased to announce my participation in the trio show "IMAGINARIUM"
at Arc Gallery San Francisco.
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

"IMAGINARIUM: Celebrating the imagination"

Opening reception: Saturday, June 1st, 7-10PM

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 29th, 12-2PM

"Delving deep into their imagination, the artists of "IMAGINARIUM" present us with inovative portraits conjured from pictures in their mind's eyes."

Featured artists: Joseph Kowalcyck, Erika Meriaux, Paul Morin



Santa Cruz Art League presents All Those Figures....

Santa Cruz Art League

All Those Figures....

 A National Exhibit
Juror:  Susan Hillhouse Leask
Curator of Exhibitions
and Collections
Museum of Art and History
Santa Cruz, CA
 $1,000 in Awards
August 17 - September 15
Reception: August 24, 3-5pm
Download Prospectus & Entry at:
Jpeg & Prospectus deadline Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:59pm
Let's Look at Art
by Susan Hillhouse Leask
Friday Evening, August 23, 7pm
Santa Cruz Art League
$7 / $5 SCAL  Members
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Wed. - Sat. Noon - 5
Sun. Noon - 4
Artwork by Carol Jeneid

Friday, May 24, 2013

Music education advocacy at capitol, Blue Star Museums for military families, and more ... the California ArtBeat!

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California Arts Council
Blue Star Museums: Free Admission for Active Duty Military
Memorial Day Weekend is a time to honor those who give to our country through military service. And it's the launch of the fourth year for the Blue Star Museum initiative, where active duty military and their families receive free admission during summer. Approximately 2,000 museums nationwide now participate, including 140 in California.
Music Education Supporters in Sacramento
Classical concert on the Capitol steps! The Mira Costa High School Wind Ensemble from Manhattan Beach performed front of the State Capitol in Sacramento on May 24, 2013. It was part of an advocacy effort by "Stand Up 4 Music," led by the California Music Educators Association.

what's new   jobs
Art Education Director
Riverside Art Museum
Riverside, CA
Director of Advancement and Communications
Theatre Bay Area
San Francsico, CA
Preparatory Chorus Director
San Francisco Boys Chorus
San Francisco, CA
Communications & Marketing Supervisor
Harris Center for the Arts/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
Folsom, CA
Membership and Data Entry Asst (4724C)
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
grants   artist calls
Seed Grants for Teens and Young Adults
Do Something!
Deadline: 2014-01-01
Grants for Cultural Projects
Hearst Foundation
Deadline: 2014-01-01
Grants for Organizations Promoting Arts, Education, and Community Outreach
Sony Corporation of America
Deadline: 2014-01-01
'Suenos Americanos' Art Exhibition
Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Lorton, VA
iPhone Case Design Challenge
New York, NY
"CityScapes" Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Jupiter, FL
conferences/workshops   research
Annual Membership Conference
California Presenters
San Jose, CA
Date: 2013-05-29
Sustaining and Deepening Your Creative Aging Programming
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Online Webinar
Date: 2013-05-30
Proposals and Grants for Fiscally Sponsored Projects (Free)
Fractured Atlas
Online Webinar
Date: 2013-05-28
Using Data for Improvement (Otherwise There's No Point in Collecting It!)
Foundation Center
Online Webinar
Date: 2013-05-28
Learn about funding for traditional artists and organizations
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Santa Ana, CA
Date: 2013-05-29
Art of Science Learning Incubator for Innovation
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
San Diego
Date: 2013-05-30
Learn about funding for traditional artists and organizations
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
San Diego, CA
Date: 2013-05-30
The Business of Making and Distributing a Film
California Lawyers for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2013-05-29

For my students at Ohlone!

 I wanted to thank all of you for making this a truly great and memorable semester for me.  This is the first time I've ever enjoyed grading essays.   

You guys knew the material so well and your writing was so clear and well structured that you were even able to "play" with ideas.  Some of you punned, told jokes and seemed genuinely interested in sharing what you learned. I'm actually kinda choked up.

Last thing to remember, Most of you got an additional 5% to 10% put on top of your grade for blog posts, coming to campus events, and participating in class.

Way to go!

I'll be submitting your final grade in a day or two when the makeup finals come in.

Events at the Palo Alto Art Center

What happens when community converges to collaborate, create, build, & invent?
Find out at CityCamp!
Join the Palo Alto Art Center and the City of Palo Alto on June 1 as we take part in the first-ever historic National Day of Civic Hacking event where technology, entrepreneurship & innovation come together to help shape the future of our community. The City’s downtown will be transformed into CityCamp Palo Alto where families can enjoy the latest in robotics, maker space and art activities, food, live music and of course, innovation! Event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Look for the Art Truck and stop by to hack some art!
Take a unique piece of art home!
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto, is supported by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation and the Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council. Visit the Art Center.
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