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EVENT

Nitrogen Cycles


Dates:
Sat Mar 21, 2009 00:00 - Thu Mar 05, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Nitrogen Cycles
Andrew Demirjian and Zachary Seldess
Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ
New Media Room
March 21 - May 16, 2009
Opening Reception March 21, 7-10 PM

An eight channel sound installation.

Andrew Demirjian is a media artist whose work focuses on creating alternative relationships between audio, video and text that take the form of single-channel videos and multi-channel installations. He is interested in using sensors and motion tracking to create reactive environments between physical and mediated spaces. The works often explore the lines between interior and exterior, mass media effects on the individual and the psychology of male identity. Andrew employs conceptual systems of juxtaposition, categorization and randomness as structuring devices versus conventional narrative arcs and character development.


EVENT

Tabula Rasa at Gallery Aferro


Dates:
Thu Mar 05, 2009 00:00 - Thu Mar 05, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Tabula Rasa
Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ aferro.org
March 21 - May 16, 2009
Opening Reception March 21, 7-10 PM

with fully illustrated color catalog, essay by artist Ryan Schroeder

Tabula Rasa (' täbyoŏlə ˈräsə; ˈräzə) refers to an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; a clean slate. The phrase carries baggage from belief systems in which the human mind at birth is viewed as having no innate ideas. Denying what is obvious is practiced as a gesture of resistance by some of the artists, most or all of whom are affected, however indirectly, by the notions derived from existentialism and the nothingness of existence, ennui. Inspired curatorially by the concept of residual information that persists after erasure, the exhibition is one of several to date by Evonne M. Davis concerning the nature of knowing, learning and unlearning.

ORIGIN Latin, literally 'scraped tablet,' denoting a tablet with the writing erased.

Artists: Dave Beck, Katrina Bello, Michael Davies, Brian DeLevie, Gary Duehr, Maria Emilov,
Jonathan Franco, Brian Gustafon, Erik Hanson, Emily Henretta, Casey Lynch, Carol Petino, Kara Rooney,
Ryan Schroeder, Joshua Schwebel, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Ian Summers, Alexis West


OPPORTUNITY

Tectonic


Deadline:
Fri Jun 19, 2009 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Open Call
Arts Guild of Rahway
Tectonic
Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Sept. 11 - Oct. 10, 2009

Deadline: June 19th, 2009
NO FEE

Who:

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to the following:

What:

How do we create and recreate ourselves around our spaces and environments? Does the shape of our internal lives reflect the shape of the structures that surround us? How does the health of the environment affect the emotional and spiritual health of our communities? Has the wealth of technological advancements of the last 50 years changed how we organically process thought and emotion?

tectonic |tekˈtänik|

adjective: 1) Geology of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust and the large-scale processes that take place within it. 2) of or relating to building or construction.

WHEN:

DEADLINE JUNE 19th, 2009 5:00 pm
(This is not a postmark deadline.)

Where to Submit:
tectonic.exhibit@gmail.com or
Evonne M. Davis
c/o Tectonic Exhibit
248 Sherman Avenue #43
New York, NY 10034

How to Submit:
To apply please send the following material:

Up to 10 images.
Image list with titles, dimensions, media, year and price.
An artist statement.
Resume/CV

Please make sure your name is on all of your material, including CD's and DVD's.

If you would like your material returned to you please include a SASE, otherwise we will keep your material on file for future consideration.

The Arts Guild of Rahway

The Arts Guild of Rahway is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

The art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey area artists. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in contemporary art.

Evonne M. Davis

Evonne M. Davis is cofounder of Gallery Aferro and Gallery Director of City Without Walls, both in Newark, NJ. Evonne has curated over 30 affiliated and independent exhibit in the past 10 years. Most recently as a participant on the curatorial committee of the Peekskill Project at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill N.Y. Evonne is also a practicing artist.

Important Notes:

Artists will be notified by:
July 13, 2009

Artists will be solely responsible for drop off and pick up of art .

All exhibited art works fully insured.

For more information please email questions to:

tectonic.exhibit@gmail.com

www.rahwayartsguild.org


EVENT

Outside Over There at Aferro


Dates:
Sat Sep 27, 2008 00:00 - Mon Sep 08, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Outside Over There
Fourth in the annual urbanism exhibition series curated by Emma Wilcox
September 27 - November 22, 2008
Opening Reception September 27, 7-10 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ aferro.org

Alone and Together: Tintype Portrait Studio by Keliy Anderson-Staley
October 3 + 4th, 1-7 PM

Will Work for Food by KH Jeron
Bring a can of food to barter with robots. All proceeds to be donated to Newark food banks
Performance by artist October 23rd, 7 PM

Outside Over There is an exhibition, as well as a food drive and a portrait studio. It is inspired by the signals traveling in the airspace of cities worldwide, and the ability of these signals to penetrate structures, by transmissions, codings and exchanges of ideology and consumer goods, interactions real and imagined, between more and less industrialized nations, including the cargo cult and the syndication of TV programming.

"I will not show…family vacation footage, fields of moving color or the birth of anything.”
From See TV, by Susan E Evans

Artists: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Mireille Astore, Martin John Callanan, Karlos Carcamo, Margarida Correia,
Susan E. Evans, Judith Hoffman, KH Jeron, Tamara Kostianovsky, Charles Huntley Nelson, Anne Percoco,
Dorothy Schultz, Jeff Sims, Peter Tuomey Jr, Tammy Jo Wilson

The impending end of nondigital TV has evoked for some class and cultural divisions within America. By repairing TVs with reed thatch from the NJ meadowlands, Anne Percoco suggests such divisions, as well as the complexity of a globalized economy. Charles Huntley Nelson’s video, Why Not on TV questions the presentations of African Americans on television in relationship to their actual history and present realities, and is narrated by an omniscient visitor who may be a space alien.

Photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley will be operating a tintype portrait studio in the gallery on Oct 3rd and 4th. Sitters can come solo or with a loved one. The sittings are free. A print of the image is $10. Made with the wet plate collodion process, the leading mode of photography in the 1850's and 1860's, the portraits echo downtown Newark’s past density of commercial portrait studio’s, while picturing the diversity of modern urban NJ.

For more information please contact Emma Wilcox ewilcox@aferro.org


OPPORTUNITY

Newark New Media at City Without Walls


Deadline:
Fri Oct 31, 2008 00:00

Location:
United States of America

Three new Open Calls from City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
cwow.org

Newark New Media ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

City Without Walls (cWOW), in collaboration with Gallery Aferro, seeks
an artist-in-residence for its residency and education program at the
intersection of new technologies and contemporary art.

description | STUDIO + TRAINING + EXHIBITION

The new media artist in residence will have use of an
1,100-square-foot private (work only) studio at Gallery Aferro for 17
weeks from February to June, 2009. The artist will also receive a
$1,200 stipend and an equipment/materials budget. In addition, five
high-school students will apprentice under the artist's supervision in
weekly two-hour training sessions to help realize a major work of new
media art. The final artwork will be presented in a high-profile
exhibition either at cWOW or another prestigious venue.

eligibility | MEMBERS ONLY

To be considered for this opportunity, you must join cWOW by October
31, 2008 as an artist member with a minimum annual donation of $35 for
individual members or $25 for students and seniors. As an artist
member, your work will be part of our registry, and will be reviewed
by every curator for every show that you select within one year of
joining. Your chances of being selected for a show are better than 50\%
(though never guaranteed, because of our independent curatorial
process). This process ensures high-quality, independent selection,
while also building our membership base, providing crucial support for
programming such as this. Your donations are tax-deductible to the
full extent of the law. Artist registry materials, including images,
videos, and more, can now be uploaded to our website after joining,
and will soon be available for public viewing. See other member
benefits and join online at www.cwow.org.

works accepted | NEW MEDIA ART ONLY

All innovative interpretations of new media art will be considered,
requiring some critical use of digital technology in the art-making
process and product.

submission process | ONLINE ONLY

After joining online, please email your proposal to info@cwow.org with
"NNM" in the subject line and upload your entry materials at
www.cWOW.org. You can submit up to twenty (20) images, five (5)
videos, urls to new media work, your proposal, statement, resume, as
well as additional registry materials.

deadline | 5PM • OCTOBER 31, 2008

Must include complete online application and receipt of membership
donation (online or by mail).

CALL FOR WORK

exhibition | AFRICA IN SUBURBIA

City Without Walls (cWOW) seeks artists and artwork for an upcoming
multi-site exhibition that opens in time for Black History Month 2009
and explores issues of difference, perception, place and diaspora.
Works will be exhibited at cWOW's main gallery as well as at Seton
Hall University School of Law.

curator | TBA

cWOW has posted an open call to curators simultaneously to this call
for artists.

eligibility | MEMBERS ONLY (unless solicited by curator)

Unless solicited directly by a project curator, artists must be
members to be considered for cWOW exhibitions. For this exhibition,
you must join cWOW by October 16, 2008 as an artist member with a
minimum annual donation of $35 for individual members or $25 for
students and seniors. As an artist member, your work will be part of
our registry, and will be reviewed by every curator for every show
that you select within one year of joining. Your chances of being
selected for a show are great, though never guaranteed because of our
independent curatorial process. This process ensures the
highest-quality independent selection, while also providing crucial
support for our exhibition, education, residency and other programs.
Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Artist registry materials can now be uploaded to our website after
joining, and will soon be available for public viewing. See other
member benefits and join online at www.cwow.org.

works accepted | ALL MEDIA AND SIZES

Open to all media and sizes of visual art, including 2-D, 3-D, new
media, performance art, etc., that deal with issues and ideas about
the theme.

entry materials | ONLINE OR BY MAIL

Artists can upload their submission at www.cwow.org after joining cWOW
or send by snail mail. Include resume, up to 10 images uploaded or
slides/CD/DVD, an image list (title date media dimensions), artist
statement, and SASE if you want the materials returned (otherwise,
they are kept in our registry). You can also submit additional
materials for the artist registry by indicating which are for the
exhibition and which are for the registry only. If you submit online,
please send an email to info@cwow.org with "Africa in Suburbia" in the
subject line.

deadline | 5PM • OCTOBER 16, 2008

Including receipt of membership donation and completed exhibition
application (online or by mail). This is NOT a postmark deadline.

other | GENERAL POLICIES & MISSION

Exhibition dates: January 5 - April 24, 2009 at Seton Hall University
School of Law and January 29 - March 25, 2009 at cWOW. Artworks
selected for Seton Hall Law must be delivered by artist "ready to
hang" by January 4 and removed by artist by April 25, 2009. Artworks
selected for cWOW must be delivered by artist "ready to hang" by
January 22, 2009 and removed by artist by March 28, 2009. cWOW takes a
30\% commission on all sales. Artwork at Seton Hall Law School is
insured by the School and artwork at cWOW is insured by cWOW during
exhibition. Neither cWOW nor Seton Hall is responsible for work left
after pick-up dates. cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging
art that advances the careers of artists while building the audience
for contemporary art. cWOW is New Jersey's oldest not-for-profit
alternative art space, and a three-time recipient of the NJ State
Council on the Arts "Citation of Excellence."

CURATORIAL OPPORTUNITY

exhibition theme | AFRICA IN SUBURBIA

City Without Walls (cWOW) seeks curatorial proposals for an upcoming
multi-site exhibition that opens in time for Black History Month 2009
and explores issues of difference, perception, place and diaspora.
Works will be exhibited at cWOW's main gallery as well as at Seton
Hall University School of Law.

details | CURATORIAL PROCESS

Curators are free to select any artists of their choosing, including
their own artwork. They are not required to select cWOW members, and
selected artists are not required to become members. However, curators
must review all member entries, and are encouraged to ask artists whom
they solicit to join. This process ensures the highest-quality
independent selection, while also providing crucial support for our
award-winning exhibition, education, and residency programs. The
exhibition is open to all media and sizes of visual art, including
2-D, 3-D, new media, performance art, etc., addressing the stated
theme. An open call for work is being posted simultaneously to this
curatorial call. Open call artist submissions are due October 16,
2008. The curator's final selection of work and completion of a brief
biography and catalog essay are due November 21, 2008. Show dates are
January 5 - April 24, 2009. There will be a public reception, catalog,
announcement cards, email blasts and other publicity for the show.

entry materials | BY EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL

Proposals must include (a) the curator's resume, (b) a brief statement
and group exhibition concept with multiple artists, and (c) sample
images. Prospective curators are encouraged but not required to join
to be considered for this opportunity, with a minimum annual donation
of $35 for individual members ($25 for students/seniors). Donations
are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. See other member
benefits and join online at www.cwow.org. Email complete submission to
info@cwow.org with "Africa in Suburbia Curator" in the subject line,
or snail mail the same materials to City Without Walls, 6 Crawford
Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

deadline | 5PM • OCTOBER 16, 2008

Including receipt of completed application materials (online or by
mail). This is NOT a postmark deadline.

other | GENERAL POLICIES & MISSION

cWOW is a non-profit urban gallery for emerging art that advances the
careers of artists while building the audience for contemporary art.
cWOW's gallery in downtown Newark is a state-of-the-art facility with
over 1,600 square feet of exhibition space, including a main gallery,
a new-media project room, 9-foot screen, several flat-screen TVs, and
other video projection equipment (see attached floor plan). The modern
atrium at Seton Hall Law accommodates approximately 20 large
2-dimensional works. cWOW is New Jersey's oldest not-for-profit
alternative art space, founded in 1975, and a three-time recipient of
the prestigious NJ State Council on the Arts "Citation of Excellence.