Sights

Sarah Hotchkiss reports on 15 new(ish) projects and spaces in the Bay Area on KQED Arts. I’m excited about the Congratulations Pine Tree podcast, and love the installation photo of José León Cerrillo’s work from Kiria Koula, an interesting new gallery.

Patricia Maloney/Art Practical suggests 15(ish) art galleries on SFist. Many of these are more established galleries, and some have recently expanded.

Good signs all around for the vitality of art in the Bay Area.

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Citizenship

Welcome the New: Bay Area Society for Art and Activism is here

My dear friend ET has been collaborating with genius Bay Area artists and activists to lay the groundwork for a new, optimistic organization. And they’re launching now!

Check out their Arts & Activism Quarterly; it features an interview with moi about the nineties, activism, and art, and includes tons of orgs and people that have inspired me.

It also hosts the beautifully-shot, poignant trailer for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” by Joe Talbot.

Talbot is among the many artists that will be featured in the Society’s kickoff party this Saturday night. It’s where I’d be, if I were in SF this weekend.

for more info see http://artandactivism.org/overnight-strange/

Overnight Strange Flyer

Sue me; I’m feeling optimistic, too. Before we dive into the season of gluttony and shopping mayhem, here’s where I’ve put my money, and if you are able, maybe you can too:

  • The Lab’s triumphant return spearheaded by Dena Beard. Keeping SF weird, loud, and experimental.
  • May Day Space, a cultural worker/education/organiging space led by a diverse crew in Bushwick.
  • The Society, of course! Become a member! We won’t concede SF so easily!
  • W.A.G.E. for Work. Six days left to go in their campaign to bring justice for all artists!
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Han­nah Jick­ling, Helen Reed and grade 6 students, Your Lupines or Your Life // Source: reheardregalement.com

Han­nah Jick­ling, Helen Reed and grade 6 students, Your Lupines or Your Life, floral bouquets as ‘Abject Awards,’ made from surplus furnerary arrangements // Source: reheardregalement.com

Works

Han­nah Jick­ling, Helen Reed, and grade 6 students, Your Lupines or Your Life

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News

News: I joined Ortega y Gasset, and begin a Midwest season

I am now part of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a cross-country artist’s collective. You may have heard of it as one of the many artist-run project spaces in the 17-17 Troutman building in Ridgewood, Queens, NY. Now, we’re working on itinerant programming, including a show of our own work that opens next weekend in the Chicago metro area.

November 15–December 13, 2014
EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars

SideCar Gallery
Hammond, IN
Artists: Lauren Frances Adams (MD), Eleanna Anagnos (NY), Joshua Bienko (TN), Clare Britt (IL), Eric Hibit (NY), Fritz Horstman (CT), Leeza Meksin (NY), Sheilah Wilson (OH), Zahar Vaks (NY), Christine Wong Yap (NY).
Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–10

I’m currently working towards two other opportunities in the Midwest in 2015: a group show in Cincinnati, OH, and a residency in Wichita, KS. Looking forward to seeing more of this amazing country.

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Art Competition Odds

Art Competition Odds: Headlands Center for the Arts 2015 AIR—Visual Arts

The 2015 Headlands Center for the Arts’ Artists in Residence program National Visual discipline received 265 applications this year for 10 residencies awarded.

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or 1:26.5, or 3.7%

See all Art Competition Odds.

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Meta-Practice, News

W.A.G.E. Certification is finally here!

I’d been wishing for a US version of CARFAC for years, and now we finally have one.

 

WAGE certification screenshot

WAGE certification screenshot

 

W.A.G.E. has recently released a recommended fee schedule for paying artists!

I’m also fascinated by W.A.G.E.’s list of example galleries and museums. The annual budgets and director salaries are especially intriguing. The pay scale for directors ranges wildly (just as it does for artists).

W.A.G.E. makes this a super exciting time to be talking and thinking about artists, ethics, and art world transparency. Please contribute to W.A.G.E.’s fundraising campaign!

 

Christian L. Frock has rounds up initiatives exploring artists and payment for KQED. She kindly includes a mention my blog post of an artist’s decision tree.

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Art Competition Odds

Art Competition Odds: Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City

The Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City received 824 applications for three fellowships available.

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Selected artists comprise about 1:56, or 0.3% of applicants.

See all Art Competition Odds.

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