Art Competition Odds

Art Competition Odds: NYFA’s 2014 Fellowship Program

The New York Foundation for the Arts’ 2014 Fellowship program received 4,117 applications for 90 grants.

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Selected artists comprise about 1:45, or 2.1% of applicants.

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Personal-sized, spirited declarations suggest a semaphore of positive sentiment or unabashed enthusiasm. Christine Wong Yap, Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) Mini Flags, 2012, fabric, thread, wood, woven labels, ~15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm each . Installation view at SideCar Gallery, Hammond, IN. Photo: Clare Britt.

Personal-sized, spirited declarations suggest a semaphore of positive sentiment or unabashed enthusiasm. Christine Wong Yap, Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) Mini Flags, 2012, fabric, thread, wood, woven labels, ~15 x 18 inches / 38 x 45 cm each . Installation view at SideCar Gallery, Hammond, IN. Photo: Clare Britt.

Ortega y Gasset collective artists’ exhibition at SideCar Gallery has been extended through the end of December.

Also, check out the Ortega y Gasset exhibition, Tightened, as if by Pliers, at the Knockdown Center in Queens.

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EARTHTWERKS extended

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It’s the last day to catch EARTHTWERKS, Ortega y Gasset collective artists’ exhibition at SideCar Gallery in Hammond, IN. I especially love this photo of my vinyl poster in the gallery’s unique setting in a suburban house.

Christine Wong Yap, Vinyl Poster, #1, 2012, transparent vinyl, ribbon, thread, acrylic, 36 x 45 inches. Photo: Clare Britt.

Christine Wong Yap, Vinyl Poster #1, 2012, transparent vinyl, ribbon, thread, acrylic, 36 x 45 inches. Photo: Clare Britt.

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Last Day of EARTHTWERKS

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Citizenship

Because we want full police accountability;
Because Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai GurleyRamarley Graham, Oscar Grant, and countless others;
Because exercising our democratic rights are the only way to know we still have them.

11 days of action—one for every time Eric Garner said, “I can’t breathe”:

http://www.thisstopstoday.org/11daysofaction

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Art Competition Odds

Art Competition Odds: apexart’s 2014-2015 Unsolicited Proposal Program

apexart’s 2014-2015 Unsolicited Proposal Program received 472 applications for three winning exhibitions.

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Selected applicants comprise about 1:56, or 0.6% of applicants.

The cash prize winner comprised 1:157, or 0.17% of applicants.

Source: Hyperallergic.com

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Impressions

Impressions: Bay Area

Some art shows I saw in San Francisco and Oakland.

When I visit California during holidays, I recall the familiar, discover what’s changed, and encounter weird schedules. It’s catch as catch can.

Baby (Medium for Intercultural Navigation): An installation by Michael Arcega @ SFAC Grove Street. Kids dream of floating down a river, and MA has made a real outrigger sailing canoe. It works. Hope you got to ogle it, suspended in flight.

The Point: Kirk Crippens in Collaboration with the Bayview-Hunters Point Community @ SF City Hall The SF Arts Commission’s humanizing portrait series continues, and currently ties in to The Last Black Man in San Francisco moment.

Here’s an interesting line-up of spaces to visit back-to-back: Kiria Koula (nice fluorescent white cube with cool, linear, geometric interventions), the expanded Ratio 3 (terrifyingly perfect and high-ceilinged white cube with hard edged, linear, oft black-and-white interior design and architectural installations) and CULT/Aimee Friberg (b/w architectural interventions/wall paintings/geometric sculptures).

Stephanie Syjuco @ Workshop Residence. A combination of things difficult not to like: a residency, workshop, and artist’s multiple store, with very desirable objects. Even shopping-agnostic-I couldn’t resist a tote bag to support the artist and program. The price points were mostly out of my range, but nobody said that manufacturing things in SF would be cheap.

Dud: Oakland Black Friday. I tried not to spend money, out of respect for Ferguson, and lingering memories of Adbusters’ Buy Nothing Day. I had some help—parking meters were free thanks to “Plaid Friday” (Is the Oakland Chamber of Commerce targeting lumber-sexuals?) and Arizmendi was closed (in an almost-throwback against the creep of retail hours into the holidays). But I was only able to visit three of four galleries on my list. Admittedly, I failed to look closely enough at their websites to see if they were, indeed, actually open. So Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Random Parts, and City Limits Gallery, I guess I’ll have to check you out another time. Thanks, Johannson Projects, for opening your doors.

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Art Competition Odds: 2014 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant Program

The 2014 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant Program received 600 applications for twenty grants.

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Grantees comprise about 1:30, or 3.3% of applicants.

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