Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TV News 12

My interview for "On the Scene" with John Bathe airs this coming Saturday (August 29) and Sunday (August 30) at 11 AM, 1:30 and 3:30 PM on TV News 12 New Jersey!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Climate concerns are a major theme in my work; this year, two exhibits illustrate that - Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle, Noyes Museum at Stockton University and By the Block, Kean University.

image courtesy of Jersey Arts

I am so honored that this exhibit, Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle, was reviewed by JerseyArts.com!

Here's the link: http://features.jerseyarts.com/content/index.php/featured/2015/07/images-from-the-arctic-on-view-at-the-noyes-museum/

The Noyes Museum of Art 
of Stockton University
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville (Galloway TWP.), NJ, 08231
(609) 652-8848

Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
Extended hours Thursdays until 8:00 PM 
Sunday noon to 5:00 PM 

Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle

May 29, 2015 - January 10, 2016 
International artists of all disciplines share their impressions from the Arctic Circle Expedition, an annual residency led by artists and scientists.

Diane Burko
Deborah Hamon
Jane Isakson
Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Karen Power
Kate Puccia
Lauren Portada
Marianna Williams

I have also organized this event - a premiere panel discussion on climate change with some of the area's most influential voices on the topic.

Climate Discussion at the Noyes Museum
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:30 - 7:30pm

While the exhibit is the catalyst, we are looking forward to a conversation about issues of climate change this evening. Our hope is to expand the dialogue on climate change and to create impactful conversations that not only include the art community, but the science and literary communities, as well.  Tonight’s moderator is Diane Burko; the panelists are Dr. Jeff Niemitz, Michael Lemonick, Andrew Revkin, Amy Lipton, and Aaron O’Connor.

By the Water
This is the last weekend to see NY Time's top things to do NJ play - BY THE WATER, Premiere Stages at Kean University! For ticket information, please CLICK HERE. 

Mr. Finn and Ms. McGovern. CreditMike Peters, NYTImes 
To read the review, please click below!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Fun

I once read that you should have enough work on hand to be ready for a  solo show at given moment. If the MoMA or Tate London were to call today, I would be out of luck. All my work is currently over the tri-state area. Mind you, I am not complaining, I just need to find more time to create.

when it comes to weighing down work, antique irons made wonderful weights where clamps can't fit

What happened was really simple - I applied for the annual alumni exhibit at Moore College and was accepted. Then my piece was moved to the first MFA alumni exhibit and the gallery asked for an additional piece. This is the DATABODY exhibit. 

Then there was an opportunity to exhibit at Northeastern University, Gallery 360, in Boston. I have ten pieces in that exhibit. 

Lastly, I was offered an exhibit at Kean University for a collaboration with Premiere Stages. There I have 27 pieces. Plus, there is work at the Noyes Museum and at the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor.

The summer has been busy for sure - and it is just the way I like it!

The Kean University experience was been especially rewarding. There was an article written in this month's NJ Monthly This exhibit is in conjunction with a theater production, By The Water, which is about a family in the midst of a crisis and hurricane sandy. The collaboration of performing and visual arts strengths both communities. Lastly, 10 years ago I spearheaded the Art Educators of New Jersey annual artist/teacher exhibit at Kean University, where I am now currently showing my work. It was always my believe that art teachers should be able to express themselves as artists and I had strived to create an opportunity for art teachers to have a venue to do so. 

The second annual artist/teacher exhibit at Kean, 2006.

Here are some before and after installation views of By The Block Exhibit.

James Howe Gallery
Vaughn Eames Building
Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

Gallery Hours:
July 16-Aug 2
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6:00-8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

Artist Talk and Reception Sunday July 19 at 5:00 PM

Fall Gallery Hours resume Sept. 1, 2015

For tickets to  see the play By the Water, please click HERE

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Road Trips

Summer has arrived in all its green glory! I wrote a little something about summer in my e-newsletter about enjoying the abundance of this season. If you want to sign up for the announcements- please click here.

One of my goals for this summer is more road trips. This week I took two!

First, was to see  Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. A special thanks to my friend Ellen Martin for making the arrangements.
Photo by Robert Langdon
Mana Contemporary houses artists studios, art storage, shipping, the Florence Academy and exhibit space. The place is huge and has incredibly forward thinking plans for Jersey City and its other worldwide locations.

Carole A. Feuerman 

Great idea of moving large and heavy pieces of work.

Interior of the building

Yigal Ozeri 

Francesco Clemente, Black Flag

Sante D'Orazio, Priests Headshots: Damien Hirst

Louise Fenne, Christine with Lovebird No. 2

The second road trip was the Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ was to hear Jae Ko's artist talk on "Forces of Nature."  We went with a friend and artist, Andy Pawlan.  Jae Ko is an incredibly warm and down to earth artist. When you see her images, please remember these are all paper! 
Peter and Andy

Me & Peter

Jae Ko's work

panoramic view of the installation

Jae Ko and Andy

Jae Ko's work

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bridge Project

I wanted to share a project that I am working on for the next year or two. There is a bridge near my house that was demolished and is currently being rebuilt. Every day that I am home, I photograph the progress and the crew. My plan is have to an exhibit of the photographs at City Hall in Asbury Park or a local gallery. My goal is to have the community, the construction crew, and the stakeholders in the town and county see the process of a new bridge.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from this process:

For more images, please visit: http://sunsetbridgeasburypark.blogspot.com

Friday, May 15, 2015


Open calls. Check them out. Apply soon and good luck!

A.I.R. Gallery "Currents: Do you hear what I hear?"
Curator: Anthony Elms, writer, Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Editor of WhiteWalls Inc.
Submission DeadlineJune 12, 2015 
Exhibit DatesMarch 17 - April 17, 2016 

Governors Island Art Fair
Call for Artists
Deadline: June 1, 2015
The 2015 Governors Island Art Fair (GIAF) is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art, to submit their work to one of New York’s largest independent exhibitions. Taking place on Governor's Island, each selected artist will be awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and the surrounding environment will be blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island. Application fee is $35. Find out more on the Governors Island Art Fair website.

Old   Enough  To Know   Better - WCA Philadelphia
ENTRY DEADLINE: August 15, 2015
November 1—November 28, 2015 
Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia
An international juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter, of work by mid-career and emerging women, and women-identified, artists  over the age of 35.  click here

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition 
Black and White Juried Art Show - Call for Entries
Deadline: June 10, 2015
Presented in a massive Civil War-era warehouse in Red Hook, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) will present the Black & White national juried art show. This enormous space will afford artists the opportunity to exhibit very large-scale work. Artists are encouraged to work in all sizes, subjects, and media (aside from film) - including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pastel, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, installation, and fabric. The juror for the show will be Christiane Paul, a curator of Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Find out more on BWAC's website

CUE Art Foundation
Open Call: Curatorial Projects & Solo Exhibitions
Deadline: Apr 20, 2015

CUE Art Foundation is currently seeking Curatorial Project and Solo Exhibition proposals for the 2016 exhibition season. CUE’s Open Calls provide one deserving curator and one emerging artist the necessary resources to realize an innovative project/exhibition at CUE's storefront location in 2016. A panel of established curators will select the winners of both Open Calls and serve as mentors to the finalists throughout the exhibition planning process. CUE provides institutional guidance, a stipend, shipping budget, and an accompanying exhibition catalogue featuring an essay written by a participant in CUE’s Young Art Critic Mentoring Program. Find out more on the CUE Art Foundation website

NARS Foundation
Open Call: Juried Solo Exhibition
Deadline: June 12, 2015
The NARS Foundation announces its fourth annual Juried Solo Exhibition Open Call. The NARS Juried Solo Exhibition Program provides emerging and underrepresented national and international artists with the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in New York City. The aim of the program is to create a platform for artists to experiment and exchange ideas while exposing their body of work to wider audience. The Juror for this year’s Open Call is David A. Ross, Chair of MFA Art Practice Department, School of Visual Arts.The artist must present a strong cohesive body of work produced within the last five years. Find out more on the NARS Foundation's website

 Philadelphia Sculptors
Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Philadelphia in September, 2015, is occasioning activities and festivities from many sectors of the city and region. Philadelphia Sculptors, in conjunction with the Globe Development Group, will make a unique contribution to the citywide events with "Pope Up," an exhibition of artworks that present artists' concepts relating to this historic visit. Artists of all backgrounds and media will create artwork that celebrates, comments upon, interprets, imagines, or explores elements of any established religion, or specifically the papacy and its history, social context, culture, and/or regalia. The exhibition will take place at Globe Dye Works, a former manufacturing facility in the Frankford section of Philadelphia that now houses small businesses, artists' studios, and community organizations. The show will run from September 4 - 27 and will be open to the public on weekends. "Pope Up" will be included in the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and will continue throughout the month of September. Selected artists will also be able to sell smaller works in the "Pope Up" store.
Click here for prospectus and more information.
Click here for more information about Globe Dye Works.
Contact: Leslie Kaufman, lesliekaufman@verizon.net

A2O (Art and Artists Outdoors) pairs artists with youth at Philadelphia recreation centers to create public artworks based on environmental themes. The next session will begin in September 2015, and run through May 2016.  You can learn more about the program here: Art and Artists Outdoors. Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply (despite the word "mural" in the name, you don't have to be a painter), especially those with an interest in ecology and experience working with youth.
The RFQ and applications for A2O next year are attached and online at:
The deadline is May 22, 2015.

The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 50 fellowship awards for visual artists and writers at our June 15th, 2015 deadline, including:
  • 5 Pollock-Krasner Fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent
  • 4 Windgate Craft Artist Fellowships for visual artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood (includes $1000 stipend)
  • 3 James Merrill Poetry Fellowships for outstanding American poets with demonstrable financial need (includes $500 stipend)
  • 2 Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships for artists and writers who are raising children (one 4-week residency award that includes a $2,000 stipend & one 2-week residency that includes a $1,000 stipend)
  • 2 NEA Social Practice School Arts Residency Fellowships for socially-engaged visual artists (includes $500 stipend
For a complete list of available fellowships and eligibility requirements, visit:www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Satellite Galleries, Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers Newark Campus
The Paul Robeson Galleries curates smaller-scale exhibitions of two-dimensional works in three satellite galleries located on the ground and second floors of the Robeson Campus Center. These galleries are located in interstitial spaces, and are accessible all hours the RCC is open to the public. Preference is given to artists of this region, in particular New Jersey artists. Exhibitions are on display from September to December or January to July. This is an ongoing open-call, please send proposals at any time.
Please click here for details about how to submit a proposal. 
DEADLINE: June 15, 2015 

The In Practice program offers artists curatorial and financial support to create new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2016. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive an honorarium and production support for the creation of new work. SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or furthering the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with other mediums.  Please see our website for more information! 

Download prospectus here
JAM Gallery is happy to announce its second annual juried art show, to take place July 7 through August 29, 2015. Download the prospectus here. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM of June 9. Good luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Select Art Fair

I hope to see you in NYC this week!

Sculptors Guild at Select Art Fair

MAY 13 -17

Booth # 411

Small Works installation:
ZERO TO ONE  "There is an infinity between nothing and everything"

CENTER 548  // CHELSEA (formerly the Dia Building, between 10th and 11th avenue on 22nd Street)