The 17th Annual No Dead Artists National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. The group exhibition will take place September 3rd – 28th, 2013 with an open call for artists’ submissions from January 20th – June 15th. Deadline June 15th 2013The exhibition’s name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve success until they are dead. No Dead Artists turns that notion on its head and gives emerging artists their first break in the art world. In the 90’s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and subsequently grew to include artists of Louisiana. In 2010, the exhibition expanded to become a national juried exhibition open to artists from the entire United States.The exhibition was created in 1995 to give a voice to emerging artists. Now in its 17th year, No Dead Artists has become an exhibition that has time and again discovered new and emerging talent and is one of the most celebrated art exhibitions in the South.Each year, hundreds of artists submit thousands of works with the hope of being in the select few to exhibit at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery each September. This year, one jury-winning artist will also be awarded a solo exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in 2013 as the grand prize.

No Dead Artists is open to living artists working in the United States. All mediums are accepted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, design, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art.

The No Dead Artists exhibition has been a springboard for numerous artists leading to national press coverage, recognition, gallery representation and acquisitions by museums and other prominent collections. The exhibition is reviewed annually by D. Eric Bookhardt (Artpapers and Gambit Weekly).

For the 17th edition, three renowned arts professionals have been tapped for the No Dead Artists jury:

Lawrence Benenson – Board Member of the Museum of Modern Art, American Folk Art Museum, Museum for African Art, Cooper Union, ART/OMI International Arts Center and the Center for Arts in Education

Megan Koza Young – Director of the Dishman Art Museum

Jordana Zeldin – Director and Curator at ArtBridge

“Know who You really are and you will be connected with the Source of Creativity.” Louise Bourgeois

The spider sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois...

The spider sculpture Maman by Louise Bourgeois :: Locality: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain. Français : Sculpture Araignée Maman de Louise Bourgeois :: Localité : Musée Guggenheim à Bilbao Espagne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Louise Bourgeois Double Sexus

Louise Bourgeois Double Sexus (Photo credit: Gerard Stolk (vers le Midi-Carême))

Louise Bourgeois with her sculpture To Fall on...

Louise Bourgeois with her sculpture To Fall on Deaf Ears, 1991. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Claire of Art World Women recently had an in-depth chat with Jason Smith, Director and CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art about Louise Bourgeois. Indisputably, Louise Bourgeois is one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century and her work continues to make waves now. There are some specific reasons for this influence and the answers are right  there in the article–


The Woman Artist Who Painted Abstractly Before Kandinsky

This woman artist made abstract paintings a couple of years ahead of Kandinsky, yet her paintings were not discovered until 1985. Hear the full story in this video–

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Launches Louise Bourgeois Website

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois (Photo credit: Catfunt)

MoMA launches Louise Bourgeois website


The Museum of Modern Art has launched a major website Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books

This website will eventually contain  3,500 images documenting the complete prints and illustrated books of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), most of which are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Completion of the website is expected in 2015.

In 1990, Bourgeois donated a complete archive of her printed work to MoMA. That archive will be fully available on the new website by 2015. Presently, the site represents 400 works on the themes of Spiders and printed Fabric Works. These will be supplemented each year, and organized by such themes as Abstraction, Body Parts, Motherhood & Family, Objects, Nature, and Words, among others.

With such a vast collection of Bourgeois prints to be documented, publishing a traditional catalogue raisonné in book format was impractical, requiring seven or eight volumes with limited availability, while the website catalogue is geared to the general art public. Moreover, interactive digital media allows for features that provide a vivid look at the artist’s creative process. These include searches by theme, publisher and printer, and technique, as well as an “Evolving Composition Diagram,” in which viewers immediately grasp a composition’s development. This diagram is enhanced by a pioneering “Compare Works” mode, where two sheets can be placed side-by-side to compare and contrast, with a “Zoom” feature  for studying intricate details.

Queens Museum of Art Open Call + Projects


Artists, the Open Call and the e-flux projects are worth investigating via the links below:

Open Call: Projects for the Museum of Arte Útil

Submission deadline:
February 15, 2013

Read the full Open call here.


ef_logo_small.gif (311 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA)  has two interesting artist participation projects—the Time Bank Project , you can register for onlineand Pawn Shop Project which began in 2008. e-flux is promoting the Pawn Shop Project on their website like this:



Forget gallery hassles—GET CASH NOW! High! Fast! Immediate cash payments! Come on down today!

Starting this fall, e-flux’s storefront in New York’s Chinatown will operate as a pawn shop, its inventory comprised of artworks, bought and sold.