Hatch Gallery and Studios, located at 3456 Evaline in Hamtramck, Michigan, has issued a call for artists for Hatchback 10, its annual art exhibition and sale. The due date for applications is March 7, with artist notification on March 14. There is no fee. The Juror is James Dozier, an accomplished multimedia visual artist represented by Ferndale’s Batista Gallery. Mr. Dozier reports via e-newsletter on art exhibits and cultural events throughout the Detroit area.
There is a limit of 3 images per artist; all media are accepted. All artwork must be for sale. HATCH will take a 30% commission from artwork sold during the exhibition. Entries will be judged from digital files. Images should be about 800 pixels at their longest side. Include the artist’s name in the digital file name. Entries may be submitted via email or on the Hatch website. For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.hatchart.org/hatchback
Hatchback 10 will be on view in the Hatch Gallery from April 2 to April 30. An opening reception will be held on April 2 from 6-10 p.m. Gallery hours: Saturdays, 1-6 p.m., with participating artist talks weekly on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
I will be showing 2 artworks in this group exhibition, which opens tonight at Whitdel Arts. A couple of other talented artists of my acquaintance, Gabrielle Pescador and Parisa Ghaderi, are also in the show. I’m looking forward to seeing the other artists and their work!
I’m also pleased to be featured in the current Whitdel Arts e-newsletter.
February 12-March 26, 2016
Reception: Friday, February 12, 7:00-10:00pm
Jurors: Joel Grothaus and Lee Marchalonis of Signal Return
Whitdel Arts is proud to present Just My Type. This exhibition features artwork that focuses on, as well as incorporates, typefaces and letterforms. The letterform is an entity we interact with every day, most often without as much as a second thought; an artform hiding in plain sight. The way a statement is read can be influenced by the anatomy of the letters that spell it out, from the transition of serifs and slabs, to the shape of the tittle dotting the “i.” What began as hand-drawn symbols later became mass produced via the printing press and now text can be manipulated with software offering hundreds of options. Exhibiting artists:
Erin K Schmidt
The exhibition will run from February 12-March 26, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment. For more information, e-mail Jane Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit www.whitdelarts.com
TAAE 95 artist Katie St. Clair’s large scale paintings will be on view this winter at Cincinnati Art Underground, a brand new contemporary art space in downtown Cincinnati. She shares the exhibition space with glass artist Jacci Delaney. The gallery is located at 1415 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202. The exhibit runs from November 13 through January 2, 2016.
Cincinnati Art Underground is a newly opened space, and the website does not yet list hours of operation. For more information call 513-903-0623, or contact by email: email@example.com
I went to the Painting Now exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Center last week mostly to see work by Toledo area artist Tim Gaewsky, whose paintings I like. But I got way, way more than I bargained for. The show, in the second floor gallery at 117 W. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor is a knockout— a rich, kaleidoscopic cornucopia of wildly divergent painting styles, subjects and approaches that makes it a feast for the eye and mind.
Notes on the exhibit state that “Painting in 2015 is characterized by its inclusiveness of genres, styles, aesthetics, concepts, materials, and processes. There is no single direction, but multiple vectors of highly energetic artistic expression. The result is a continuing flowering of independent, eclectic, and significant art works that characterize the American art scene.”
The exhibit lives up to this description in every way imaginable. Juried by Peter Williams (http://goo.gl/b8FfXo), no painterly stone is left un-turned by these accomplished artists, chosen from over 400 entries. Figurative work appeared to be slightly favored, probably reflecting the available pool of Midwestern talent.
I’ve included a few of the paintings I like below, but these selections are very far from exhausting the pleasures, both intellectual and visual, of this exhibit.
My work will be in a group show at Motor Row Gallery, 2345 S. Michigan Avenue March 18-April 12. The opening is Friday, March 13, 5-9. There will be live music, a beer tasting, and most important of all, lots of art.
Opening weekend hours: Saturday, March 14, 3-7 p.m., and Sunday March 15, 12-5 p.m. Regular Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 9.a.m.-3 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Art Center is redesigning and and re-thinking its programs for professional fine artists. This exhibition might be worth applying for.
Entries Submission Deadline EXTENDED: Sunday, March 15
The Art Now Series is an expansion of The Print. This Annual Series creates focus on other media as well as printmaking. We are pleased to present this year’s exhibit which features innovative work in PAINTING. Cash prizes are totaling more than $700 being awarded.
Eligibility: Artists nationwide may submit a maximum of three entries. For this exhibit painting can be interpreted widely. Artists working with new genres such as installation, digital process, or collage are welcome to apply, as well as artists who work with traditional paint medium. Entries must incorporate paint in some capacity. All work should be created within the last two years. Works submitted must have not been previously shown in any competition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.