Gallery Aferro
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OPPORTUNITY

Aferro Studio Residencies Now Available for 2008


Deadline:
Tue Jan 15, 2008 00:00

Aferro Studio Residency
Now Accepting applications for 08-09 residents
Due January 15, 2008
www.aferro.org

About Gallery Aferro:

Gallery Aferro is an artist owned and operated alternative space founded in 2003 by Evonne M. Davis and Emma Wilcox. The mission of Gallery Aferro is to bring cultural education and esthetic engagement with contemporary issues to all people equally, and to create an environment where artists can gather and share physical and intellectual resources. We are working towards an arts community that is available to everyone, without sacrificing quality of experience.

Founded in a converted factory building in the Ironbound, Gallery Aferro was planned as a pilot project to be recreated in different architectural forms, in multiple American cities.
The gallery is currently being run out of a donated 4 story building in downtown Newark. We offer 12 exhibitions a year, featuring local, national and international artists, a wide variety of events such as interactive public art projects, performances, talks, film screenings, portfolio reviews and public usage based on the stated needs of the community. We launched our residency program in 2006 and were one of four nationwide recipients of a 2007 New York State Workspace Consortium grant to improve it. A publishing line has just been launched, consisting of exhibition catalogs, original essays, and artist books.

About the Residency:

Several of the 06-07 Aferro Studio residents have commented that the chance for informal networking with peers afforded by residency in the building was one of the best aspects of their experience. 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.

Residents will be awarded a 1200-2000 sq ft studio for 6 months, with 24 hr access, access to visiting curators and other gallery directors, and inclusion in an end-of-program catalog highlighting their work over the length of the residency. The current Aferro building can accommodate up to 5 artists at a time. Artists will be selected on the basis of quality of work, commitment to their field, and ability to interact positively with the community at large. The program will aim for a mix of Newark and out of city residents.

The Studios
Studios range in size from 1200 to 2000 square feet. Not all studios have windows. Artists who are accepted into the program must be prepared to actively use their studio. The studios are strictly work only spaces. 6-month slots are available beginning Feb 15, 2008.

Responsibilities
$200 a month per studio covers all utilities. Each resident must also donate some time during the residency to gallery projects.

Eligibility
There is no residency restriction for applicants. Artists in any media may 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 Aferro.

Selection Process
A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and select artists for the 2008-2009 season.

Materials for Application
A CV\Resume
Artist Statement
A proposal for what you would like to do with your residency
Contact Information
Work samples: DVD (NTSC) or CD (any form of digital file we can read from a Mac)

Gallery Aferro
c/o Emma Wilcox
248 Sherman Ave #43
NY NY 10034

www.aferro.org

info.aferro@gmail.com


OPPORTUNITY

OPEN CALL: Biological Imperative


Deadline:
Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00

Gallery Aferro
Newark NJ
www.aferro.org

Biological Imperative curated by Emma Wilcox
on display June 14-July 26, 2008, with full color catalog

Submissions due April 15, 2008

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

Things that just won't die, multiples, fecundity, regeneration, splicing, graft, hybridization, miscegenation, do it yourself genetic testing kits, "she's not my sister she's my daughter", "one drop," 3/5 of a person, genetically modified foods, bio art, the prosecution of bio artists, the undead, the semi-living, Jonestown, the elderly woman who got a DNR order tattooed on her chest, the undying popularity of zombie films, Scopolamine, and of course, well, bunny rabbits.

Blackhorromovies.com, according to its creator, Mark H. Harris," is the culmination of my life experiences as a black horror movie fan: seeing hundreds of black people stabbed, chopped up, and eviscerated without so much as a "rest in peace" or even a "sorry, my bad," and finding scant acknowledgment of the role of black people in horror films (Zombies anyone?)"

The Tissue Culture & Art Project is a collective dealing with "serious ethical questions regarding a near future when objects that are partly alive and partly constructed exist, and when animal organs will be transplanted into humans. What kind of relationships we will form with such objects? How are we going to treat animals with human DNA?"

In 1965's "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" Joseph Beuys held a dead hare in his arms and walked around an art gallery talking about art to the animal. Rabbits function as food, pest and pet for humans, and symbolize something that dies again and again, only to be reborn.

Submissions due April 15.
Notification of acceptance by May 1.
Delivery by May 24.
Materials for catalog may be requested earlier than work delivery.

www.aferro.org

Please refer to exhibition guidelines on website
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/submissions.php

Please email work to mapsandguns@gmail.com or mail work to
Emma Wilcox Gallery Aferro 248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034


OPPORTUNITY

OPEN CALL: Biologixal Imperative


Deadline:
Tue Apr 15, 2008 00:00

OPEN CALL: Biological Imperative

Gallery Aferro
Newark NJ
www.aferro.org

Biological Imperative curated by Emma Wilcox
on display June 14-July 26, 2008, with full color catalog

Submissions due April 15, 2008

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

Things that just won't die, multiples, fecundity, regeneration, splicing, graft, hybridization, miscegenation, do it yourself genetic testing kits, "she's not my sister she's my daughter", "one drop," 3/5 of a person, genetically modified foods, bio art, the prosecution of bio artists, the undead, the semi-living, Jonestown, the elderly woman who got a DNR order tattooed on her chest, the undying popularity of zombie films, Scopolamine, and of course, well, bunny rabbits.

Blackhorromovies.com, according to its creator, Mark H. Harris," is the culmination of my life experiences as a black horror movie fan: seeing hundreds of black people stabbed, chopped up, and eviscerated without so much as a "rest in peace" or even a "sorry, my bad," and finding scant acknowledgment of the role of black people in horror films (Zombies anyone?)"

The Tissue Culture & Art Project is a collective dealing with "serious ethical questions regarding a near future when objects that are partly alive and partly constructed exist, and when animal organs will be transplanted into humans. What kind of relationships we will form with such objects? How are we going to treat animals with human DNA?"

In 1965's "How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare" Joseph Beuys held a dead hare in his arms and walked around an art gallery talking about art to the animal. Rabbits function as food, pest and pet for humans, and symbolize something that dies again and again, only to be reborn.

Submissions due April 15.
Notification of acceptance by May 1.
Delivery by May 24.
Materials for catalog may be requested earlier than work delivery.

www.aferro.org

Please refer to exhibition guidelines on website
http://www.aferro.org/websitebaker/wb/pages/submissions.php

Please email work to mapsandguns@gmail.com or mail work to
Emma Wilcox Gallery Aferro 248 Sherman Ave #43 NY NY 10034


DISCUSSION

In the Country of Last Refuge + New Video by Michael Britto at Aferro


In The Country of Last Refuge
A Mashup curated by Emma Wilcox and Evonne M. Davis

October 20-November 17, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM
Gallery Aferro 73 Market Street Newark NJ 07102 www.aferro.org

Gallery Aferro proudly presents the third annual urbanism exhibition
in a series titled after the Paul Auster novel In the Country of Last
Things. Themes in exploration this year by 36 local, national and
international artists are geography, communication and, explicitly for
the first time, violence. A fully illustrated color catalog, with
essay, will be available at the opening. Gallery Aferro is a
participant in Newark Open Doors 2007.

The artists: Bami Adedoyin, Becca Albee, Scott Andresen, AWG, Ryan
Barone, Michael Paul Britto, Lori Brown, Alexander Conner, Patricia
Dahlman, Peter Feigenbaum, Asha Ganpat, Dana Hanmer, Travis Hanmer,
Michael Itkoff, Katarina Jerinic, Maureen Kelleher, John Maters, Sarah
McCann, Stephen McKenzie, Traci Molloy, Lucas Monaco, Owen Mundy +
Joelle Dietrick, Leah Oates, Deborah Orloff, Joan Pamboukes, Mike
Pare, Jean-Gabriel Periot, Elisa Pritzker, Sara Ross, Anne Schiffer,
Calla Thompson, Joe Waks, Barbara Wallace, Michelle Wilson
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Normative Behaviors: New Video by Michael Paul Britto
Aferro New Media Room October 20-November 17, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday October 27, 6-9:30 PM

Gallery Aferro proudly presents Michael Paul Britto's solo show,
Normative Behaviors, in the New Media Room. New and unseen work will
be premiered, in addition to acclaimed works such as Ghetto Games,
Authenticity of a Smile, and Super N Word. Britto says that he has
"always been fascinated by the creativity spawned from not having, or
being deprived. Ghetto Games explores such resourcefulness: the
ability to modify one's surroundings to be more conducive to one's
amusement."

"I like to challenge the viewer to remember the past, and pay close
attention to what we accept in our everyday lives as being acceptable
behavior from popular culture."

Britto's work has been shown internationally, including in
Uncomfortable Truths -The Shadow Of Slave Trading On Contemporary Art
& Design, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London,
Frequency, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, Black Panther Rank &
File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, and S-Files,
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. He is also a 07 Smack Mellon studio
recipient.
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Aferro Publications Available Now!
In The Country of Last Refuge, Publication No. 5, will be available at
the opening along with Publication No. 1, Our Man in Havana and
Publication No. 3, I Dream of a World Where the World Never Happened,
a limited edition of 50 signed by Evonne M. Davis

OPPORTUNITY

CWOW Metro Show 25 Call for Entries


Deadline:
Wed Oct 03, 2007 14:42

METRO 25 SHOW
25TH Anniversary - CALL FOR ENTRIES

ENTRY DEADLINE October 16, 2007
juried small works travelling exhibition
painting | photo | sculpture | drawing | new media | mixed

www.cwow.org for application

November 15 - December 20, 2007
METRO 25 SHOW

PUBLIC RECEPTION
November 15, 2007, 6-8pm

JURORS
Heather Darcy | Curator and Artist Manager, Mixed Greens Gallery
Erin Donnelly | Curator and Residency Director, Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council
Carlo McCormick | Curator, Art Critic and Senior Editor, Paper Magazine

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists; any media, style or subject. Unselected entries
from previous METRO shows are eligible for re-entry (new jurors each
year).

13 inches or less in any dimension
Any media
Any subject
Any style

REGISTRATION FEE
A non-refundable registration fee of $10.00 per piece is required. NO
LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER ARTIST. Each work juried
individually. Jurors not limited to one selection per artist.
MC/Visa/Amex, cash, checks, or money orders payable to City Without
Walls.

PRESENTATION
Works are not to exceed 13 inches in any dimension, including frame or
base. NO EXCEPTIONS. Wall pieces must be ready to hang, with
appropriate wire or hanger. cWOW accepts no responsibility for damage
to works behind glass. Acrylic strongly recommended.

TRAVELING SHOW
At the close of the exhibition at cWOW, all or part of the show will
be selected for a multi-stop, year-long tour of the state and region.
Participation in the traveling show is voluntary.

METRO 25 GALA
In addition to the reception at our Crawford Street gallery,
twenty-five years of City Without Wall's Metro Show will also be
celebrated the prior evening at a gala event on Wednesday, November
14, 2007 at the Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, Newark,
NJ. The night’s festivities will include entertainment, auction, and
dinner. Artist Ben Jones, The Prudential Foundation, and Newark
Councilwoman Dana Rone will be honored. Tickets are $125 per person.
Contact cWOW for more information at 973.622.1188 or info@cwow.org.

DEADLINE OCTOBER 16
Entries will be accepted Tuesday, October 9 to Saturday, October 13
from 1-6pm, and Tuesday, October 16 from 1-6pm.

ENTRY/DELIVERY
Jurors will select from original artworks. NOT FROM SLIDES. HAND
DELIVERY ONLY. NO SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED BY MAIL. Your entries must be
delivered with the registration fees and file cards. Acceptance or
pickup notifications will be mailed to you approximately two weeks
after the submission deadline.

AWARDS
Cash awards for artists to be announced.

SALES
Sales are encouraged. There will be a 30\% gallery commission on all
sales. Works must be marked with a price or marked “Not for Sale.”

LIABILITY AND PERMISSION
Works are exhibited at the artist’s risk. City Without Walls and its
employees will not be liable for loss or damage to any work from any
cause. Artist grants cWOW the right to use images of accepted artwork
in promotional materials. Submission of work constitutes agreement
with all terms in this prospectus.

DIRECTIONS
CWOW is located at 6 Crawford Street in Newark’s historic Lincoln Park
neighborhood. Mass Transit: PATH, NJ Transit or Amtrak to Newark Penn
Station. Take taxi or bus #39 to Broad St. and W. Kinney; Walk on W.
Kinney to Halsey; L one block to Crawford. NJ Turnpike & 78 W: Exit 14
to 78 W to Newark Airport / Route 21 N Exit; Broad St Exit; L at W.
Kinney; L on Halsey to Crawford. Garden State Parkway: Exit 140 to Rt.
22 East; to 21 North; L onto Broad St; L at W. Kinney; L on Halsey to
Crawford.

City Without Walls (cWOW), New Jersey’s oldest non-profit art space,
advances the careers of emerging artists while building the audience
for contemporary art. cWOW’s annual Metro Show is one of the oldest
and most respected juried small works exhibitions in the metro region.
“Metro” originally referred to our tradition of moving the show by
rail to its many host cities. Today, we use all forms of
transportation, while maintaining our original commitment to bring
challenging contemporary art into people’s everyday lives.

“Small works, high standards”
New York Times

“Metro Show brings out region’s best”
Star Ledger

“Small in size but not in scope”
New York Times

“Cutting edge art at City Without Walls”
Star Ledger