Saturday, July 22, 2017


Instagram deletes trans teen's inspiring artwork for violating guidelines

'It is really important to me that these pieces get shared with other LGBTI people'

Instagram deletes trans teen's inspiring artwork for violating guidelines
'Bittersweet' by Jasper Behrends
18-year-old Jasper Behrends woke up this morning (22 July) to see his artwork on trans identity deleted from Instagram.
Just last week, Gay Star News interviewed Behrends about a viral post he made.
In it, he explains his teacher didn’t think his artwork was appropriate for school, but he did it anyway and won a top award.
And now it seems like Instagram has a problem with it too.
Behrends told Gay Star News: ‘People just saw the boobs and the one piece of the child taking scissors to his penis and reported it as inappropriate.
‘[They] said they took down my post because it did not follow the Instagram guidelines and then I went to my profile and it had been taken down,’ he said.
He posted the news to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, calling for a proper explanation from Instagram.
He tweeted: ‘Why are so many people against trans art?’
Behrends also took to his Instagram story to send an urgent call out to haters.
He said: ‘Fuck Instagram, I’m reposting it all later.’
He also posted this message to his story:
When asked if he will continue doing provocative art on gender and sexuality, Behrends replied: ‘I will definitely keep creating queer art. It’s literally the only type of art I truly enjoy doing.
‘Art is just materialized passion, and my passions stand with the queer community,’ he said.
To see the full portfolio, go to Jasper Behrends’ website or Instagram.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

How Drawing 1001 Black Men Helped an Artist to See

Stills from Arjuan Mance's series, '1001 Black Men'.
Stills from Arjuan Mance's series, '1001 Black Men'. (Photo: Courtesy Ajuan Mance)
The first drawing in Ajuan Mance’s sketchbook-journal-art-project series, 1001 Black Men, is the torso of a shirtless, African-American man — inspired by the men who play basketball on the corner of Brookdale and High in East Oakland. The last is a drawing of her own father.
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I added a rose patterned background.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jobs related to "art history" found 5 new jobs.

Jobs related to "art history" found 5 new jobs.
City Colleges of Chicago
posted on July 8
College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University
posted on July 7
Buffalo State College in New York
posted on July 6
University of Dayton
posted on July 6
Dartmouth College in New Hampshire
posted on July 6

California ArtBeat

The California budget signed last week includes $6.8 million permanent increase for the arts.
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CAC Expands Rehabilitative Arts Programs in State Prisons

The California Arts Council awarded new contracts to 12 different arts organizations offering rehabilitative arts services in California state prisons. Arts programming now reaches all 35 state adult correctional institutions - a significant increase from the 20 institutions served in the previous fiscal year. Funded by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Arts in Corrections program improves the safety and environment of state prisons, and combats recidivism.   MORE >>

Reflections on the Americans for the Arts Convention

The California Arts Council paid a visit to the Bay Area last month for the annual Americans for the Arts Convention, along with 1,200 other arts and culture professionals. Hosted locally by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the convention provided the opportunity for our programs staff to network with their peers, connect with grantees and learn more about the issues that impact our work to support creativity and culture across the state.  MORE >>

Exam Opportunity: Associate Arts Grants Administrator

The California Arts Council is is hiring for Associate Arts Grants Administrator positions! At this time, interested individuals should take and submit the Associate Arts Grants Administrator exam and other required materials. Click "MORE" for further details on the exam registration process. The final exam filing date is July 17.   MORE >>

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Please join us Thursday, July 27th  from 6-8PM for the opening reception of Rachel Farmer's instalation, ANCESTORS TRAVERSING QUILTS. During the reception our Director, Gonzalo Casals will give an informal talk about Farmer's work and process before giving the stage to Farmer to answer any questions. 

We hope you can attend!

“My work draws inspiration from a variety of sources: my Mormon pioneer ancestry, childhood play with ceramic figurines, my grandmother’s quilts, historical dioramas, and pop culture’s invented mythologies of the American West. 

This installation grew out of pouring over my great-great-grandfather’s diary chronicling his immigrant journey from England to Utah Territory in 1853­­­—while confronting the absence of information about my great-great-grandmother who made the same journey, as a single woman without family, in 1855.

I would like to acknowledge that these quilts were made possible by the communal efforts of many. In gratitude.”

-Rachel Farmer

Image: Rachel Farmer, Ancestors Traversing Quilts, 2017. Site-specific installation including ceramic, fabric, batting, and yarn. 77 x 258 x 20 in. Courtesy the artist. Photograph (c) Riya Lerner.