Trends in UnCurated UnJuried All-Artists-Accepted Art Exhibitions

outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit, photo courtesy of Emily Putter

Queue outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit. ( photo courtesy of Emily Putter)

We’re interested in providing resources for artists working inside the traditional gallery system and working outside the system–and in any combination of both!

One instance of a traditional institution doing community based projects, and which we featured in our blog Last winter,  was the first Deutsche Bank invitation to artists to bring and hang their work uncurated in the bank’s new exhibition space. One artist sent us photos of thousands queued outside in the cold waiting to see the packed show. Deutsche Bank continues to expand its art activities.

Deutsche Bank exhibition, photo courtesy of Emily P

Interior view of Deutsche Bank exhibition. (photo courtesy of Emily Putter)

Each year, over the past few years, we have  shared open calls to submit to Paper Girl  a growing uncurated exhibitions and international events project. Annually, we post calls to uncurated art exhibitions in which all the art must be 6 x 6 inches or 12 x 12 inches, and uncurated art postcard gallery shows and sales.

Artist Umberto Crenca, who founded the AS220 arts organization that’s dedicated to supporting and presenting unjuried and uncensored visual art exhibits and music and performing arts events in Rhode Island, USA. Describes, in the video below, how he and a group of other artists development the AS220 arts organization. AS220 is a non-profit organization that maintains 48 live/work artist studios, 12 individual work studios, 5 rotating exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black box theatre, a dance studio, a print shop, a community darkroom and digital media lab, a high-tech fabrication lab, an organization-run bar and restaurant, a recording studio, and a youth arts program.

UNCURATED EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY: This month, in Cleveland, show your art in The 21st People’s Art Show– a free, unjuried, uncensored exhibition open to everyone with all entries exhibited in the new Art Gallery of Ohio State University  The new Art Gallery is housed at 1307 EUCLID AVENUE, in the Cowell and Hubbard building, in the heart of the recently launched Arts Campus at Playhouse Square. The new gallery venue features three distinct exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose media space, a resource library, a meeting area, as well as state of the art lighting, surround sound and new-media capabilities.

Drop-Off Your Art on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Art Gallery Bring one or two works of any size, in any medium to the Galleries during the drop-off times. Entry forms will be filled out at time of drop-off. A suggested donation of $5.00 per entry will be gladly accepted. The Art Gallery requests a 25% donation for works sold during the exhibition. Please keep this in mind when pricing your work.

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 30 – Thursday, December 4, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Pick-Up your art on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

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Blossom Verlinsky: Art at The Miami International Art Fair and The Palm Beach Art Show

Hi Marie
Finally organized the photos I took at the shows into a coherent presentation.
I hope you are able to use them, so those who could not attend, can have a little
glimpse into some of the flavor of the events. There were many other paintings and
sculptures – I chose these as before, because they touched me – whether content,
technique or allusions.
Best
Blossom Verlinsky
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This is the entrance gangway to The Miami International Art Fair – Art is exhibited on the SeaFair, a 228′ mega yacht with 28 galleries–a truly unique venue for art-anchored adjacent to the Intercontinental Hotel.

This is 4th show aboard the yacht – as usual, visitors were artistically dressed – vying for attention with the art. One male visitor in black leather was attracted to his own image in every reflective surface and took advantage to admire himself and preen–ignoring the art around him.

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Michael Mistrc,  untitled,  Oil Pen Drawing  18″x18″   Setford & Brdges, Paris, France
An intensely, deliciously colored and patterned composition alluding to flora and fauna.

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Paul Rousso, Crumpled Bill,   printed on synthetic material  approx 36″x48, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, Florida
A soon to be discarded element of our culture – an icon to be replaced with digital monetary transactions. Quite magnetic – its scale and detailed engraving pull you into the sculptural image.

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Michele Mariaud, Salvador Dali carved out of a phone book  approx 14″ high with photograph of the image, Living With Art Gallery, SoHo, New York
How surrealist is this?

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Kun Lunzi   Painting  approx 30″x 40″  Taihe Art Gallery, Beijing, China

A master in this ancient technique transformed into the present with its directness and power–mythical landscape using washes of color and opaque layers of paint conveying the Taoist philosophy of transcending reality, space and time. It is an evocation of a spiritual place that is encountered during meditation or dreams. The landscape is transformed through the artist’s aesthetic.
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The Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center is in its 16th year – has over 70 galleries showing artist’s work. The show is crowded with enthusiastic viewers spending much time looking at the work. There was a serious interest in the art itself–well dressed, bejeweled and bedazzled by the work.

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Hanns Kotter   Large Minimalist neon sculpture encapsulated in a transparent  box, Debuck Gallery, Chelsea, New York
An abstract painting using light – suspended in space – colors changing – technical and lyrical – magical in its conception – mesmerizing.

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Janis Miltenberger,  Lampworked glass rods,  approx 24″ high, Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio
There are three works – Poetry in glass overlays of shaped translucent colors – elements of nature frozen in a vessel.

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The iconic hands – visceral – stately, isolated fragment – a fetish figure

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Ann Wolff   Prelude II  (2nd piece in an edition of 4)  Created and cast in 2010
Cast Glass  30″ high x 24.75″ wide approx 7″ deep
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

Remembrance of things past – personal mythology – recollections in the translucence of glass. Insight into identity and immorality as an artist and as a woman.

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Emmanuel Fillot   various natural objects   approx 36″x 48″
Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Florida and Paris, France

Symbols of ancient rites – bits and pieces of cave scratchings and implements captured in a transparent box. Artifacts of an old soul written lyrically – frozen in time.

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Yang Yang    Painting  approx 5′ x 8′    YY Gallery, Chicago

A soulful painting of figures engulfed in a mist of memories – layered and evocative of ancient rites, Deeply felt and conveyed with washes of paint and startling bright crimson – a chiaroscuro effect -perhaps circus performers.

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Albert Delamour   Olympia,  mixed media with gold and silver leaf.  20″x 24″
1 of edition of 5    Living with Art Gallery, SoHo, NY

Studied at the Louis Lumiere School of Cinema and trained with masters of photography in France. This lovely photograph has a painterly quality – luminescent figure emerging from darkness.

How Do You Get An Article On Your Art Published?

Five of my articles on artists were published by Yahoo! in one week. I know from talking with other Yahoo! contributors, that original subject matter for an article is a must.

My first article is on a Cleveland sound artist, and titled:  Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar- an Artist Who Uses Sound (If problems with the long link, try this short link: http://bit.ly/fcdSMG)

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7899522/cleveland_chris_kulcsar_an_artist_who.html

My second article, on a Pittsburgh sound artist, I titled– Pittsburgh: R. Weis – Compositions of Manipulated Sound (short link: http://bit.ly/gkZHfg)

My third Article published by Yahoo! is titled: New York: GeneFree Video Performance Art
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7900767/new_york_genefree_video_performance.html

My fourth article published: Germany: Light Art Photography
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7900825/germany_light_art_photography.html

My fifth article published by Yahoo!
Jeanne Bessette–Painting the Human Element

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7910629/jeanne_bessettepainting_the_human_element.html

I originally wrote the first four articles for the VASA project blog (http://vasa-project.com).

When I began writing for the VASA project blog as a regular contributor, I established a goal to write on artists in *under-served* regions such as Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Since I am a member of a large group of primarily Pittsburgh artists, I put the word out that I would be writing on Pittsburgh artists working in video, photography, sound art, and digital art. The name R. Weis came up rather quickly. His fast response to my email and his enthusiasm for the article made it a pleasure to work with him, which inspired me to complete the article that same day.

Contacting Cleveland sound artist Chris Kulcsar proved to be a bit more challenging. At the time he did not have a website, and little online presence. I actually had searched for another sound artist I had heard about in a news cast, when Kulcar’s name came up on his friend’s blog. The blogger put me in touch with Kulcar, who wanted to answer my questions for the article, but was building a new website and would have his bio/CV and artist statement on his site within a few weeks. I know that writing statements, updating CVs and bio information can be time-consuming, as is building a new website, so I agreed to wait.
Several weeks later, Chris supplied me with the link to his new site, and answered all my questions. (In the mean time, the major holidays had come and gone and my mother had died, so, in this case, the delay in hearing back from the artist was not a problem). However, I don’t recommend making someone wait six to eight weeks if they express an interest in writing an article on your art. Have your materials ready and send them right away.

For the GeneFree article, both artists graciously provided me with information and videos to view. Unfortunately, my mother died while I was working on the article, and so I had to attend to family matters. I ended up cutting my article on GeneFree short, and would have preferred to have written a lengthier article.

Working with all of the artists proved to be inspiring, and the articles flowed as I wrote them. I posted my articles to the VASA project blog with images and embedded videos. Yahoo! does not allow images unless the author of an article holds the copyright to the images, or has a license to use the images.

I am pleased that Yahoo! has accepted and published my articles.

So, how do you get an article on your own art published? Perhaps the best way to get started is to connect with a regular contributor of an appropriate art site. Leave a comment on one of their article, then follow-up with an email. If you can’t find an email address for a contributor you would like to work with, leave your email address and site link in your comment. Some art news sites have a form for you to complete to request a feature on your art.

I am especially interested in writing on photographic artists, video artists, sound artists, and digital artists in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and greater areas. But, I have also written on New York artists, German artists, and North Carolina artists. Any artist working on an interesting project should be able to get an article on their work published no matter their geographic region.

Marie Kazalia MarieKazalia@gmail.com

2 of My Articles Accepted by Yahoo

Yahoo has accepted two articles I wrote on sound artists. Please tweet and share the links with others. Thanks!
Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar- an Artist Who Uses Sound

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7899522/cleveland_chris_kulcsar_an_artist_who.html

and

Pittsburgh: R. Weis – Compositions of Manipulated Sound

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7899482/pittsburgh_r_weis_compositions_of_manipulated.html?cat=33

Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar-an artist who uses sound

I just wrote and published an article on the work of Cleveland, Ohio sound artist Chris Kulcsar, that includes three embedded videos of his unusual sound and performance art. The article  was also published on the VASA-project blog.

Cleveland: Chris Kulcsar – an artist who uses sound

“In my work I mash up seemingly separate multimedia elements with the intent of creating a body of work that implies a post-historical fabrication of coherence. This poses a problem as I am offered a dizzying array of outside sources to pull from.”
from Chris Kulcsar’s website http://www.chriskulcsar.com

Most of Chris Kulcsar’s life he’s made art and played music, but in just the last few years has made the leap to combining these two activities. While attending graduate school, with “the prodding of instructors and colleagues” Chris was made to realize that skills gained from his band life– recording, organizing events, performing– could be applied to his artistic practice.

Older technology, such as cassette tapes and players, as a medium interest him– “digital doesn’t distort well, but with analog the imperfections, hisses, pops, & distortions are all built into the process”.
Chris Kulcsar is also interested in technology as a cultural marker, he commented– “During the course of my installation at Spaces (Cleveland) I watched as patrons in their early 20’s struggled with the cassettes and the players. This was something I hadn’t anticipated and I’m still processing its deeper ramifications”.

“To interact with the tapes open all 3 in different windows and play and pause to make your own mix”.
Instructions found on Chris Kulcsar’s website.

Try it here, by clicking *play* on all three videos above.

“The panda project dealt with issues of identity and how people put on roles and attitudes. The basic idea is that panda’s don’t exist and they are actually people wearing panda suits. In ancient times the modern equivalent of stoners got together and created the panda idea/costume as a way to get  away with being lazy .  The have existed, almost as a cult, ever since.  The project entailed drawings, videos, and performances. I abandoned the project in the summer of 2008 because I felt that pandas had become overly saturated in pop culture via the Beijing olympics and some kids cartoon. In the video in question that particular panda has found evangelical christianity and he’s giving it a test drive.”

photo, video, digital and sound artists

*“Transmedia”, moving beyond traditional forms of publication and networking.*

I’ve been invited to write for and now have a contributors’ account on the Transmedia blog to post my writing on photo, video, digital and sound artists, especially those in my geographic region.

As stated on their blog, “Transmedia” is VASA’s Blogging Project to connect people to events and people to people. “Transmedia” is  a global networking project publishing the work of artists, theorists, critics and others on an international scale transcending traditional media categories. The “Transmedia,” blog will cover photography, video, sound, digital art and theory. “Transmedia” will focus on artists, writers and theorists from north, south, central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
http://vasa-project.com/blog/

If you are a  photo, video, digital, or sound artist, especially in the regions that include Cleveland and Pittsburgh, I’d like to know what you are working on for possible inclusion in a blog article.
Feel free to email me, Marie Kazalia at : MarieKazalia@gmail.com