Gallery Aferro
Since 2006
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OPPORTUNITY

Gallery Aferro December 2013 Studio Residency Open Call


Deadline:
Fri Dec 06, 2013 23:59

Location:
Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

Residents will be awarded studios, each approximately 600 sq ft, for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the residency. The current Gallery Aferro building can accommodate 6-12 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work, commitment to their field, demonstrated need, and the ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and non-Newark residents.

Studios:
The studios are strictly work only spaces. The studios are raw spaces with minimal amenities. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio.

Artist Responsibilities:
$250 a month fee. In addition, artists must utilize their studios a minimum of 40 hours per month, and contribute a minimum of 3 blog posts to the studio blog.

Eligibility:
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may apply; artist collectives and collaborative projects are strongly encouraged to apply. The building is not appropriate for welding and other open flame activities. Please contact us with any questions about your application, our space or what you might want to do with your time at Gallery Aferro.

Applying:
The application has 2 parts. Please email at least 3, but no more than 15, examples of your work and your CV/Resume to submit@aferro.org. Please use “Studio Residency_Last name_First name” as your subject line. For film/video, please email mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/site/vimeo links. The next step in applying is filling out the Studio Residency Application found at: http://tinyurl.com/aferroresidencyapp Please email all materials to submit@aferro.org concurrently or prior to submitting the application linked above.

If accepted, the information provided in the application form will be used for press releases, Facebook posts, blog articles, etc. Please consider that as you compose your entries. If you have questions, or would like to see the available studios, you can email us or call during operating hours, Thursday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm. The residency will run from February 20th through August 20th.

THIS APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 6TH, 2013. We will contact you once we have made our decision. We will receive and review your application so long as the application form is entirely filled out and submitted along with your emailed work samples and CV/Resume.


EVENT

Reflections on Everyman: The Work of Jan Sawka


Dates:
Thu Sep 12, 2013 22:30 - Sat Dec 14, 2013

Location:
Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

Reflections on Everyman: The Work of Jan Sawka

September 12 – December 14, 2013
Curated by Evonne M. Davis and Hanna Maria Sawka

Opening Reception September 12, 7-10 PM
New Media Screening October 12, 7 PM
Closing Reception December 14, details TBA

Newark, NJ: Gallery Aferro’s Main Gallery and New Media Room will feature a major retrospective celebrating the life and work of artist, expatriate, activist, architect and impossible-to-classify Jan Sawka (1946-2012). Sawka's body of work includes paintings, book arts, sculptures, engravings, editorial illustrations, architectural installations, monuments, new media and a 10-story stage set designed for the Grateful Dead. Currently, a memorial exhibition of his work is on view at The National Museum in Krakow, Poland. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute, and with support from the Polish American Business Club and the Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union.

Born in 1946 in Zabrze, Poland, his childhood overshadowed by his father's Stalin-era political imprisonment, by his 20’s Sawka had become the youngest member of the Polish Poster School. Sawka’s portrayal in his art of the impact of totalitarianism on the individual led to his expulsion from Poland in 1976. Having just won the “Oscar de la Peinture” in France, he was given a residency at the newly opened Pompidou Center in Paris. In 1977, he arrived in New York with his wife and baby, four suitcases and a portfolio of artworks. Within a year, he became a prolific editorial illustrator for The New York Times. While producing paintings at his home studio, he designed posters and sets for the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theater, Harold Clurman Theater, and Samuel Beckett Theater, where he collaborated closely with Beckett. By this time, he had built a gallery career in New York, Los Angeles and many other cities.

In 1981, when Martial Law was imposed in Poland, the AFL-CIO sold Sawka's Solidarity Poster in the millions to provide immediate support to the besieged Solidarity movement. In 1993, he created his first full multi-media spectacle in Japan. At the time of his death the artist was working on numerous projects. Sawka's works are in over 60 museums around the world and he had over 70 solo exhibitions. The exhibition will focus on Jan Sawka’s concern with the human condition in today’s world, with examples of his paintings, prints and sculptures.

As the late Professor James Beck of Columbia University wrote “He contemplates and dissects the social conditions of our moment – the absurdities of political states, the leadership, the courts, the universities – within the context of the individual caught in the labyrinth… such a condition is not differentiated from the absurdities of more human interaction, between lovers, husbands and wives. The isolation is there too, perhaps even more so: the absence of communication, the uniformity, the blandness, the emptiness… Here too is the softened, approachable world of physical beauty, of delicacy, refinement and sensitivity. These two struggle with one another… in Sawka’s irresistible art.”

Gallery Aferro is a nonprofit artist-originated organization serving a diverse community through the import and export of ideas. The gallery is located at 73 Market St Newark NJ, and is open Thursday-Saturday 12:00-6PM and by appt, free of charge.


OPPORTUNITY

Activate:Market Street Open Call


Deadline:
Tue Aug 20, 2013 05:00

Location:
Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

OPEN CALL
Gallery Aferro/ Activate: Market Street

ILLUMINATED, INTERACTIVE, KINETIC, INSTALLATION
PERFORMANCE, FILM ART AND ANIMATION

For Exciting New Public Art Initiative, Newark, NJ
Opening October 10th, 2013
Submission DEADLINE August 20th, 2013, 5pm

Artists working in new media, film, neon, installation, performance, animation, interactive and kinetic art are invited to submit proposals for consideration to an exciting new program, Activate: Market Street. Gallery Aferro will occupy the storefront windows of 75 Market St., 77 Market St., 85 Market St., 93 Market St., and 101 Market St. with art works that can be viewed 24/7 by pedestrian audiences. Each space will be prepared and presented as a professional exhibiting space and openings will coincide with major events at our main gallery space at 73 Market Street. Each event will be promoted in print and online.

Artists should email the following to edavis@aferro.org, with the subject line “Last Name_First Name_Activate”

Every submission\proposal must include:

A CV\resume, artist statement, brief statement about the specific work you propose to show with us, contact information, google checkout order confirmation (see below) and work samples: jpeg under 1 MB or mpegs/clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links.

There is no minimum or maximum number of images to include. (Please include title, size, price and media information.)

There is a $5 USD fee per submission, via google checkout at www.aferro.org

If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact us for a waiver. We do not believe in artist gouging and have begun to ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. For more information about our gallery, events and programs please see our website www.aferro.org or www.activatemarketstreet.org, email questions to
edavis@aferro.org.


OPPORTUNITY

Emerge 11


Deadline:
Fri Sep 28, 2012 17:00

Location:
Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

Aljira Emerge is a career management program for emerging artists offered by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Newark’s Gallery Aferro. Under the mentorship of experienced artists and professional coaches, 22 Emerge11 artists will learn how to manage their careers as arts professionals and develop a personal strategic plan. The program is designed to provide emerging artists with resources to overcome obstacles, focus on goals, and move forward in their creative careers. The program culminates with a group exhibition and illustrated catalog.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE - Bi-weekly on Saturdays, January – April 2013 at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.


OPPORTUNITY

Gallery Aferro Studio Residency


Deadline:
Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:00

Location:
Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

The Studio Residency program is offered in collaboration with Newark’s Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art. Residents will be awarded studios, each approximately 600 sq ft, for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, a solo exhibition in our project space, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the residency. The current Gallery Aferro building can accommodate 6-10 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work, commitment to their field, demonstrated need, and the ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and non-Newark residents. Aljira Emerge participants and alumni are encouraged to apply.

Alumni Gallery Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with local, national and international peers afforded by residency was one of the best aspects of their experience, with self-organized activities such as collaborative projects, and critique sessions. Also mentioned by residents consistently as a unique and valuable aspect of the program was temporary ownership of a platform to interact with the public. For installation based, or site specific work, the historical context of the building and the city at large, as well as the current context of an artist-run space, may be useful to the creation of new work.