Gallery Aferro Quadruples the Size of Their Gallery Space

After showing several of my paintings in a gallery in New Jersey, I received an invitation and news from another New Jersey Gallery named Gallery Aferro in Newark.  They are working on a giant expansion that will literally quadruple the size of their gallery spaces, residency, recording studio, and printmaking shop. Gallery Aferro also has an Art Shop holiday sales event. 

 

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Call For Art – Cell Mates

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University seeks submissions for “Cell Mates,” two distinct group shows that will be on view side by side in adjacent galleries. Curators Jeanne Brasile and Lisbeth Murray will divide the 2,000 sq. ft. gallery in half, creating two separate exhibitions of artwork inspired by cellular forms. The curators seek art that addresses a wide range of topics related to cellular forms to create a discursive exploration into microorganisms and concerns derived from their study.

The goal of the curators is to demonstrate modes of creation inspired by science, in addition to examining how curators using the same narrative framework can come to very different thematic and aesthetic conclusions. While aesthetics are a concern, the curators are particularly interested in how artists incorporate scientific methods into their practice, how artists obscure or pronounce the delineation between artistic and scientific practices, and/or how artists visualize scientific data to create works of art, placing the artist in the role of quasi-scientist. All types of media are eligible.

Exhibition dates are June 2 – July 18, 2013.
$15/5 entries.
Deadline: Wednesday May 1, 2013 (receipt date)

Prospectus: http://jeannecurates.com

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Boston Printmakers
2013 North American Print Biennial
Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The exhibition will take place at the 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Applications link at www.bostonprintmakers.org

June 25, 2013 Final online application submission date

July 27, 2013 Notifications e-mailed

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Accepted work may be shipped to BU
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Accepted work due if shipped to BU
Saturday, September 7, 2013 Accepted work due if hand delivered

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Opening Reception and events

Friday, December 20, 2013 Exhibition closes

Prizes
Over $10,000 is available in juror-designated purchase prizes and materials awards. In addition, this show generates a large number of sales through Patron purchases. The Boston Printmakers’ Purchase Prizes go into permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA and the Boston Public Library Print Collection.

Entry
All artists in North America are eligible to enter.  Original, innovative works in all printmaking media including monoprints and monotypes, books and mixed media prints; large-scale prints, digital prints, three-dimensional prints, and print installations are eligible. We will not consider photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium.

Entry Procedure
Entries will require digital images submitted online via CaFE system. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years.

To enter, log on to http://www.callforentry.org. For first time users of CaFE, click on “Register here” and follow the directions for creating a login name and password. To learn more about uploading your images before you apply, click “Media Prep” for a detailed explanation and complete instructions on requirements for the preparation of images. Once registered, click on “Apply to Calls” and select the listing, Boston Printmakers: 2013 North American Print Biennial for information and the application. Click on “My Portfolio” to upload the images for submission. For further help, click on “CaFE Help”. If your question is not answered, contact The Boston Printmakers at biennial@bostonprintmakers.org with your name and telephone number. Once registered, artists can store images with CaFE and submit to other calls. Accepted artists will be invited to send their chosen work. The juror may decline any print that is not accurately represented by its image. Online digital submissions are to the advantage of all applicants, as the juror will be able to enlarge work to see detail and technique. If you do not have digital images of your work, simply take your slides to your photo center. Ask provider to produce a CD with JPEG images with the longest dimension set at 1920 pixels. (see “Image and Media Prep” under “CaFE Help” at http://www.callforentry.org). The process is not expensive and can usually be completed while you wait.

To Apply
Go to http://www.callforentry.org
Retain for your files:
• Due dates
• Images and titles of work submitted
• Copy of your entry form

Entry Fee
$30 USD Members of The Boston Printmakers with coupon code that is sent after receipt of 2013 dues
$40 USD Non-Members
The fee is non-refundable and entitles the artist to submit up to 3 works. You will be directed through the payment process by the online program and may pay by credit card online or by check or money order payable to the Boston Printmakers and mailed to: The Boston Printmakers at the Art Institute of Boston-Lesley University, Attn: Biennial, 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Sales
A 35% commission will be charged on all sales and Patrons’ selections. No commissions will be taken on purchase prizes. Artists must assume the expense and responsibility of supplying to purchasers any additional prints which may be sold. The Boston Printmakers is a non-profit organization that uses proceeds from commissions for exhibition expenses.

Responsibility
Every precaution will be taken in handling entries. The 808 Gallery at Boston University will assume responsibility for those works chosen for exhibition while on view. The Boston Printmakers assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to submitted or accepted works.

Catalogue
A catalogue will be sent to all accepted artists. Our catalogue illustrates the entire exhibition and includes a statement by the juror.

Shipping

Work accepted for final jurying must be sent prepaid with Plexi (please use a fresh pane of Plexi with protective covering removed), hinged window mat, and foamcore backing board, all cut to the same size and slipped into a clear plastic bag. Within this package, your print must be securely mounted to the mat or backing board. The window mat must be 3-4 inches wide, and must be white or off-white. Please note that where appropriate due to size or aesthetics, these directions may be amended, i.e. in pieces that cannot be matted. In that case, special hanging instructions must be included (please be explicit). With your acceptance you will receive standard labeling forms to be attached to the upper right corner of the foamcore backing board.

Work must be shipped in a reusable cardboard container and packing should conform to postal regulations. Prints will be returned to the return address on the box. Accepted artists are responsible for return shipping. The Boston Printmakers endeavors to keep artists’ costs as low as possible and charges fees only as necessary to cover exhibition expenses. If you are accepted into the show, you will be asked to send a check to cover the return shipping. If your work sells, we will return this to you with your payment.

Agreement
Sending an entry to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Boston Printmakers reserves the right to reproduce work in the exhibit for our catalogue, promotional or educational purposes, and to show accepted work for the 2013 North American Print Biennial on our web site.

For Further Information
Website: www.bostonprintmakers.org
Email: biennial@bostonprintmakers.org 

This prospectus may be downloaded at www.bostonprintmakers.org and reproduced as needed.

 

How This Scam Targeting Artists Works

There are many variations on similar scams targeting artists. Many artists wonder how these sorts of scam works. Even owners of large artist sites have been asking how the scam works. Well, an artist named Judy played the scam out far enough to get a check and explains the scam below:

“There is an Art Scam that is going around that you need to be aware of. I know because I’m currently in correspondence with the scammer who calls herself/himself “Gretta White”.
I received an email from “Gretta” saying, “Hope this message finds you well. I saw these creative works on your website and I will like you to get back with more details if they are still available for purchase.” She then proceeds to give me the titles of 2 of my art pieces. I wrote back with details of the pieces. She then writes back and asks what inspired me to make the pieces.
In following emails, she tells me that she is expecting her first child and that she and her husband are currently moving from New Jersey to London. Then she says she’s in Cancun for her sister’s wedding. Then she was in the hospital in Cancun because she almost had a miscarriage. Of course I wrote back to say how sorry I was that she was ill and I’m glad she’s feeling better.
Then she wants my address so her husband can send me a check and she can notify her “cartage company” so they could arrange the pick up of my work.
I suddenly had a feeling that I needed to learn more about Gretta White so I googled her name. There she was under “Gretta White Art Scam”. The person calling herself/himself “Gretta White” supposedly has her husband send the artist a check with an over-payment of thousands of dollars. She then says her husband made a mistake and included the shipping charge so would the artist please go ahead and deposit the check in their own bank and Western Union the over-payment back to her husband. Of course the check is fake but it takes the bank a while to find out. In the meantime the artist has just sent real money to Gretta’s husband.
I now have the check that Gretta’s husband sent me. The check is $2,000.00 more than the price of my art. I received an email from Gretta today asking me to go ahead and deposit the check and she’ll tell me where to send the Western Union.
The check was sent by a Fred Stellato in Bethlehem, PA. (Gretta told me they lived in New Jersey.) The check is from OMICS Publishing Group in Westlake, Los Angeles, CA.  I plan to keep it as a souvenir.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMS LIKE THIS, WHETHER IT’S UNDER GRETTA WHITE OR CARMEN GONZALEZ, OR WHAT OTHER NAME THEY THINK OF.”

Women Visual Artists: Add Your Bio to WAAND

Rutgers University

I’ve known about this one for a while, and have finally gotten around to sharing. I have entered individual women artist information into this archive, via the site online forms.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION –CREATION OF ARCHIVES, All archival repositories holding primary source material about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945, are invited to be included in WAAND the Women Artists Archives National Directory an innovative Web directory under development by Rutgers University Libraries and on the Web. WAAND is designed as a research tool for scholars, artists, curators, students, and collecting institutions around the world, as well as researchers in cultural and intellectual history, American studies, material culture, and women’s and gender studies. It will direct users to primary source materials of and about contemporary women visual artists active in the U.S. Participating repositories will be asked to complete an online repository survey form for each artist in their collections, describing the nature of the primary source materials they hold. The WAAND repository survey form will be ready for release by summer 2005. Please sign up now if you wish to receive the survey upon release. WAAND users will be able to access data through artist name, archival repository, or collection title. The directory will also be structured for fielded searching on such access points as art genre, style and movement, and the geographic regions of the artist’s activity. WAAND has been funded by the Getty Foundation.For further information or to partner with WAAND, please contact: Nicole Plett, WAAND Project Manager, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527, Phone: 732-932-9407, ext. 27, or Email: waand@rci.rutgers.edu Website http://waand.rutgers.edu