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Fall has arrived. And with the changing leaves and cozy hoodies comes a new batch of arts opportunities!

Be sure to apply, support, and share these with those you love and sort of like.

Enjoy!

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Weekly Wrap-Up for September 12th, 2014

new view x more human x dead see x troubled paradise

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September/October Issue of Art New England

While coming back to the office after a week off-the-grid has certainly been a shock to the system, I’m so happy to learn that the latest issue of Art New England has finally hit newsstands!

I had the pleasure of writing a feature for this month’s issue all about the recent surge of energy in the New England art scene (post 2008 muck) and the gallerists who have opened their doors during this exciting time.

It was one of the most enjoyable pieces I have ever written and I have the folks at 555 Gallery (MA), Chases Garage (ME), Drift Gallery (NH), EBK Gallery (CT), and GRIN (RI) to thank for that.

Each gallerist took the time to share their unique story and perspective and I love having some new friendly faces to visit as I gallery hop around the region.

Also in this issue, I review Abstract (Photo) Expressionists at Panopticon Gallery and Lesley Dill at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum – so be sure to pick up a copy!

Finally, a big thank you to Art New England for welcoming me into their world. I look forward to putting pen to paper for the upcoming November/December issue and beyond.

Stay tuned. ♥

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BCAMFCAAATC Opening (and Subsequent Closing)

(a “no fuss” rendering of BCAMFCAAATC)

There is a new museum in town. But only for two days.

This Saturday marks the grand opening of the Boston Contemporary Art Museum for Contemporary Art, Artists, and Their Contemporaries (BCAMFCAAATC) in Christopher Columbus Park as a part of the Boston Arts Festival.

..and then it will shutter its doors forever on Sunday.

While in business as a thriving arts institution, the museum’s director Pat Falco has programmed the 60 sq ft space to include the work of over 30 local artists and collaborators.

Film screenings and performances on August 30th, closing reception on August 31st.

DETAILS:

When: August 30th-31st, 2014 | Full schedule here

Where: Christopher Columbus Park, 200 Atlantic Ave, Boston, Massachusetts MA

How: Official Website

Cost: Free

What/Why: “Boston Contemporary Art Museum For Contemporary Art, Artists, And Their Contemporaries is a contemporary art museum for Boston contemporary art, artists, and their contemporaries.”

But seriously, BCAMFCAAATC will be packed to the gills with talent. Don’t miss it!

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A Way to Create Satisfaction

“My father wanted to buy a Nikon FM2 but could not afford it so he had to settle for the Olympus OM2. Dad did this by trading in one of his disapproving father’s Minox spy cameras. As an eight-year-old, I wanted to solve the conflict and get my dad what he wanted. I made a Nikon camera out of clay for him. I etched Nikon into the front of it and made little strips of film that fit in the back. As an adult, maybe I want a Glock or an HK MP-5 gun or a hand grenade or a Hermes Kelly bag–they’re all symbols of status and power. But I’m not really able to spend fourteen thousand dollars for an alligator Kelly bag. The work has been a way to create satisfaction.” – Tom Sachs

I recently picked up No. 1: First Works of 362 Artists for a friend. While leafing through, I stumbled upon this page and loved it.

I then purchased a copy for myself.

 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 22nd, 2014

landscape of the ephemeral x the days at hand x out of bounds 

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Boston Artadia Awards 2014

(Film still from ‘Winter’ by Amie Siegel, one of the 2009 recipients of Boston’s Artadia Award)

“Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is now accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Artadia Awards from all visual artists living and working throughout the metro Boston area.* Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia awardees will be selected through a two-tiered jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and established artists. Since 1997, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than 285 artists throughout its Award cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. This is Artadia’s third Award cycle in the Boston area.”

Money Matters: “Artadia Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000, and are unrestricted. The award money can be used however the artist sees fit.”

Deadline: October 24th, 2014 6PM EST

How: Apply here.

Good luck! ♥

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Dali’s Guidelines

10 Guidelines For Anyone Who Wishes To Be a Painter

1. Artist, better be rich than poor; learn to work with the brush in such a way that under it gold and jewels are born.
2. Painters should not fear perfection. They will never achieve it.
3. First of all, learn to paint like the old masters. Then you’ll be able to paint the way you want (like yourself) and everyone will respect you.
4. Don’t lose your eyes, hands, and especially your head – to become a painter you will need them.
5. If you are one of these who think that contemporary art has overcome Vermeer and Raphael’s art do not read this book but remain in the state of blissful idiotism where you belong.
6. Don’t be ignorant in the art of painting otherwise after your death the art of painting will ignore you.
7. Laziness doesn’t bear masterpieces!
8. Artist, paint!
9. Artist, do not drink alcohol and (for all your life) do not smoke hashish more than 5 times.
10. If the art of painting does not love you, all your love for it will be pointless

-Salvador Dali from 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship 

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Weekly Wrap-Up for August 15th, 2014

the kiss x succinct and tactile x the dark gate

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What Dreams May Come

“What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before.”What Dreams May Come

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