Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Upload: Art of the Digital Camera Phone

Just saw this announcement from the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC…

At Upstairs Artspace, the 35th year kicks off with "Upload: Art of the Digital Camera Phone, an exhibit which explores the daily presence of the camera phone in our lives. Over 100 submissions included in this exhibit have come from from Turkey, Haiti, and Italy, and the USA from Maine to Florida and right in our own backyard. From children, photographers, artists and non-artists, this exhibit showcases works that might never have been seen if the digital revolution had not made cameras so accessible. This exhibit demonstrates everything from the spontaneity of the always-present mobile device to the creative manipulations and editing within the phone.

Colby Caldwell, professor of art at St. Mary's College of Maryland, the juror for the juried portion of the exhibit is a photographer who has shown widely both here and abroad. This show has been conceived and organized with the endless energy and creativity of Chris Tinkler.

Arline Boyce
Judd E. Daniel
Christopher Funk
Brian Ghiloni
Alessandro Greganti
Doni Jordan
Jennifer Kamell
Kimberly Nelson
Mellissa Parrish Pittman
Gary Peoples
Desmal Purcell
Amy Goldstein Rice
Harry Strider
Chris Tinkler
Gregory Wright

Ev(e)olution, National Association of Women Artists, New York Public Library

I was elated to learn that a piece of my work has been juried into Ev(e)olution, a multi- media exhibition of the National Association of Women artists which celebrates Women's History Month. The exhibition will be on display at the New York Public Library, Riverside Branch, from March 1-31, 2013.

volumes: women bound by art travels to Lexington County Public Library

volumes: women bound by art, an altered book exhibition, will be on exhibit at the main brach of the Lexington County Public Library from February 2 -28, 2013 at 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072. The art exhibition includes a collection of 13 altered books created by 13 women artists: Eileen Blyth, Cynthia Colbert, Jessica Cruser, Janette Grassi, Doni Jordan, Susan Lenz, Susan Livingston, Yukiko Oka, Kay Reardon, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Virginia Scotchie, Lani Stringer and Laura Windham.

Conceived and curated by artists Susan Livingston and Doni Jordan, each artist was given a volume of an oversized trade journal (Thomas Register of American Manufacturers Products and Services), which was retrieved from the curb outside the Orangeburg County Library by fiber artist Susan Livingston. The artists, which include art professors, potters, fiber artists, graphic designers, illustrators, painters, photographers and mixed media artists, were given total creative freedom for the project.

Lolly Petroft, Branch Manager of the Cayce-West Columbia library was present during the opening reception of the art exhibition at The Portfolio Art Gallery in October of 2012 and wanted to share the altered books with the residents of Lexington County. She encouraged Mark Mancuso, Branch Manager of the Lexington County Public Library to view the installation and plans were made to exhibit the work.

The Lexington Main Library is located at 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072 and serves as the Headquarters Library for the Lexington County Public Library System. Hours: 8:30am -8pm /Monday -Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm/Friday - Saturday and 2pm-5pm on Sunday.  For more information, contact Mark Mancuso at 803/785-2673.