New Sight

New Sight, THREENINETEENOpening Friday SEPTEMBER 5th through OCTOBER 18 2014, 6:00 – 9:00pm

NEW SIGHT, A JURIED ART EXHIBITION to be held at THREENINETEEN, the street level gallery space at 319 N. 11th Street, in the expanding Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Juried and Curated by internationally known visual artists SARAH MCENEANEY and ZOE STRAUSS. The show aims to shed light on the role of the arts in changing communities especially in urban environments, and supports the transformation of the Reading Viaduct/Rail Park. Sarah and Zoe selected a dynamic group of works which without directly referencing the Viaduct Rail Park, collectively speak to decay, re-birth and the materiality of the post industrial world and the personal neighborhoods that we live and work in. Each piece expresses a sense of space and place through varying means such as construction of found objects, watercolor depictions of trash or sculptures honoring what was once discarded. The show carries a message that beauty exists under our feet in places we have passed by many times, and have looked at before but have never really seen. And the show also emphasizes the truth that artists have an essential role in our cities – being most often the ones to see this beauty in the worn and broken first, and to translate that message to the world through their work and the cultivation of their environments.

Most of the artists represented in the show were new to the jurors; reinforcing the fact that the art community in Philadelphia is vital and continually growing. NINE ARTISTS were chosen,  including: Katie Dillon Low, EJ Herczyk, Michael Kuetemeyer, Joseph Opshinsky, Gerri Spilka, Sabina, Tichindeleanu, Dot Vile, Joan Wadleigh Curran, and Daniel Petraitis.

A portion of proceeds from sales of the work will go to benefit ‘Friends of the Rail Park’.

ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE RAIL PARK: THE RAIL PARK

Friends of the Rail Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to cultivate visions and advocate for a continuous three-mile linear park and recreation path in Philadelphia, connecting many neighborhoods and cultural institutions to Fairmount Park along the historic elevated Reading Viaduct and City Branch rail cut of the former Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.

ABOUT 319 N. 11TH STREET

THREENINETEEN This new street level creative space will open it’s doors to the public with the premier of the NEW SIGHT exhibition. Located in the same building as VOX Populi and others, the gallery, nurtured by Savery Design, sits directly across from Phase I of the Reading Viaduct in the middle of the Callowhill neighborhood.

ContactTHREENINETEEN info@319North11thstreet.com (267) 687- 7769

GALLERY HOURS Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm

www.319north11thstreet.com

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Stars

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Bluestone Fine Art GalleryWe Are All Made of StarsKristin Schattenfield-Rein at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

We Are All Made of Stars by Kristin Schattenfield-Rein

September 5 – October 27, 2014 at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, 142 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (856) 979-7588

  • Artist Reception: First Friday, September 5th & October 3rd 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tours/ POST, Saturday, October 11th & Sunday, October 12th Noon – 6:00pm.
  • Designer and Art Consultant Reception: Friday, September 12th 4:00 – 6:00pm.

ContactPam Regan – Gallery Owner pam@bluestone-gallery.com 

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Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday (10:00am –  5:00pm), Saturday (12 p.m.- 4 p.m.) or by appointment

Bluestone Fine Art Gallery opens “WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS by Kristin Schattenfield-Rein” on September 5, 2014. The exhibition features new paintings by the Philly-based artist in her second solo show at the gallery.

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein Artist Statement:

“I’m a mark maker. I add layer after layer, mark after mark, adding and subtracting to achieve a moment of grace. I am curious about how different mediums and chemicals react to one another and what they leave behind on the canvas. In my work I’m keen on using color, texture and chemical reactions on the canvas to create a universe.

Two major factors have recently changed the course of my work: first, motherhood, and second, meditation on the fact that everything on earth was created from the death of a star. We are quite literally made of stardust.

Being a mother of two very young children, I have found that motherhood has become one of the primary focuses of my painting. The work has become more about building and growth because, that’s what I am doing with my children — helping them to build and grow. The second is the idea that we are all made of stars. This fact is incredible, and inspiring to me. I have begun to experiment with incorporating base metals in the form of dust (actual stardust?) in my work that creates an almost celestial feel. Both of the ideas have melded together into one in my work. Boiled down to its essence: my work is about creation.”

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein, Bluestone Fine Art GalleryThe Iron BloodLine, Kristin Schattenfield-Rein at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein Exhibition Statement:

“Every element on Earth was formed at the heart of a dying star. We are all made of stars, isn’t that incredible? It sounds like a fairy tale but it is true. This series of paintings explores the idea that we are all stardust and are built from one creation spiral at the heart of a star. Much of my work deals with parenthood and the struggle that most of us share. We are building humans while the universe keeps building the galaxy. The creation spiral is a singular parent of all. The spiral forms intricate layers so that we are forever re-forming, redefining our place in the universe and the stars that make us.

The physical paintings are layer upon layers of building, mark making removing and adding to find that moment of grace. The final result has a celestial feel to it. I began using base metals mostly in the form of dust (actual stardust?) to represent the new spark, the formation or creation of life, of home. Experimenting with these new materials — graphite flake, silver and gold dust, interference pigment and resin — allows me to explore different forms of creation.

Not long ago, I saw this quote: “You are a ghost driving a meat covered skeleton made from stardust riding a floating rock through space. Fear nothing.” Andrew Dyck This work flows from my reaction to that statement.

My rebel yell mantra has become:

I am a mark maker.

I am a human builder.

I fear nothing.”

About Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery has been operating in the Old City District of Philadelphia on the corner of Second and Quarry streets. The gallery features original works by contemporary and traditional artists in a range of mediums, including painting, ceramics and sculpture.

Our artists’ hail from Philadelphia and around the country – many of the city’s most well-known and emerging artists have exhibited works in both group and solo shows. Each month, we host new exhibitions that kick off during Philadelphia’s popular First Fridays that bring hundreds of art lovers into the neighborhood for special events and openings year round. Our goal is to showcase the most engaging works in a welcoming atmosphere during regular business hours and by private appointment. We work closely with collectors, designers and architects, helping clients select the original art best suited to residences, businesses and other destinations in the tri-state area. Bluestone Fine Art Gallery is free and open to the public.

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In Reverse

Terri Fridkin, MUSE GalleryMy Better Half, monoprint by Terri FridkinMUSE Gallery

“Local printmaker Terri Fridkin will be having her first solo show entitled In Reverse at MUSE Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia from October 1 through November 2, 2014. The public is invited to a First Friday Reception on October 3, 5- 7 PM and an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, October 18, 3- 5 PM.  She will also be participating in POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, from noon until 5 PM.

Terri Fridkin is a National Honor Society Graduate of Drexel University Nesbitt College of Design Arts. She worked in the industry for many years and took classes in different media, finally finding herself in a printmaking class. This fueled her lifelong passion for art so she left work to devote more time to fulfill this dream, studying printmaking at various studios and art centers in Pennsylvania and New York.

Since exhibiting her work in 2012, Terri Fridkin has been in numerous invitational and juried shows. Selected exhibitions include Woodmere Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, City Hall in Philadelphia, Widener University and various art centers and diverse venues in the tristate area. Terri is a member of MUSE Gallery, The American Color Print Society, and The Cheltenham Guild of Printmakers. Her work is in private collections in New York and Pennsylvania.

Her design background and years of meticulous and precise renderings have influenced her current work. Structure, pattern, line, and color, are the underpinnings of her prints. They provide discipline and a comforting sense of order to counteract the uncertainty and chaos that exists in our world today.

Terri Fridkin’s fascination with printmaking is influenced by the fusion of techniques along with the spontaneous and intuitive creative process. Each hand-pulled layer is formed by the previous one, which dictates the next, as the composition develops a strong graphic imagery. This is achieved by using multiple plates and matrices with transparent and opaque layers of soy-based inks, her medium of choice, along with water based inks, and acrylics. Experimentation, invention, and discovery are the driving forces that inspire her.”

POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is the largest tour of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region, and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. Each October, the Tours span 20 unique Philadelphia neighborhoods, feature over 300 participants, engage very large audiences As an annual Fall festival of visual art, The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours includes self guided tours of artist studios and related creative work spaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, and guided tours.

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ARTnude

ARTnude Philly 2014, James Oliver Gallery

James Oliver Gallery will be hosting this year’s ARTnude event and show on October 18th, 2014 from 5:00 – 11:00PM. We are currently accepting submissions to contribute to this year’s exhibit:

The Body Edited Presented by ARTnude Philly

You may submit to the show by simply downloading an application, attaching three high-resolution images, and sending them online to artnudephilly@gmail.com

If you have a piece that is larger than 24″ x 24″ and you would still like to be considered under special circumstances please email us. The fee for submissions is $15 and can be be payed via check or online throughARTnudephilly.com.

The deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2014, 12 AM. Submit here http://www.formpl.us/form/0B7cAikD8ci1-bTZJb2dsOUFZLUk/

“ARTnude Philly’s donations will be going towards the Abramson Cancer Center Patient Special Needs Fund, which supports cancer patients and families who are in financial need as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. The nurse navigators and social workers use this fund to help pay for necessities such as parking and taxi vouchers, septa tokens, medications not covered by insurance, meals for families accompanying patients to treatment, popsicles for patients to have during chemotherapy, household bills and other living expenses. Donations from ARTnude Philly would help increase the funds available to meet the demand of these patients and families, and provide larger awards to those who are in need of financial assistance.”

ARTnude Philly 2014, James Oliver Gallery

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Hot

Rosalind Bloom, Some like it HotCandles and Nails – Hot WarsRosalind BloomSome Like It Hot: The August ShowDa Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

Some Like It Hot: The August Show

Da Vinci Art Alliance Presents its Annual Open Juried Exhibition, SOME LIKE IT HOT: The August Show

Exhibition Duration: August 6–31, 2014
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Wednesday, August 6, 6–9pm
Gallery Hours: Wed 5–7 pm, Sat–Sun 12–5 pm
Location: 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Da Vinci Art Alliance presents a multimedia group exhibition featuring juried work submitted by the general public that express and/or demonstrate SOME LIKE IT HOT. An opening reception for the artists and public will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 6–9pm; awards presentation at 7pm

Juror: Amie Potsic, Executive Director, Main Line Art Center
Amie Potsic has over 20 years of experience in the arts as an artist, curator, arts administrator, and arts advocate. She received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and BA’s in Photojournalism and English Literature from Indiana University. She also studied at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, where she taught and coordinated photography programs for Shooting Back. She has held faculty appointments at the University of California at Berkeley, Ohlone College, and the San Francisco Art Institute. And, she has been a guest lecturer at The International Center of Photography, The University of the Arts, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Potsic has exhibited her own artwork internationally with 13 solo exhibitions and over 85 group exhibitions. Curatorial projects include exhibitions for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Philagrafika 2010, Moore College of Art & Design, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is currently the Executive Director of Main Line Art Center and Chair of the Art In City Hall Artistic Advisory Board to the Office of Arts and Culture of the City of Philadelphia.

Da Vinci Art Alliance is a non-profit artists’ organization located in South Philadelphia. The organization was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of professional artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley. Da Vinci Art Alliance currently has over 150 members and is supported through membership dues, gallery rentals, sales commissions, grants, and donations. It holds exhibitions of members’ and non-members’ artwork as well as special events, workshops, performances, poetry readings, and lectures.

Candles and Nails – Hot Wars, Rosalind BloomSome Like It Hot: The August Show, Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA

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