Emma Katz
Works in New York United States of America

BIO
Recession Art is an arts organization devoted to helping emerging artists show and sell their work while giving art lovers and collectors of all incomes an opportunity to buy original work at affordable prices. We believe that in spite of hard economic times, artists and art lovers don’t have to put their passions on hold! We aim to break open the traditional gallery model and make showing, buying, and enjoying art more accessible for people who have been hit by the recession. We believe that we can start our own art stimulus plan today!
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OPPORTUNITY

Recession Art Seeks Marketing/Administrative Intern


Deadline:
Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:00

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Recession Art is a NYC-based arts organization dedicated to connecting emerging artists with aspiring collectors.  We produce two group shows a year, as well as numerous pop-up shows, pop-up shops, studio tours, and special events. Our upcoming show, American Idolatry will open on October 29th at The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Recession Art is seeking an intern to assist the Executive Director with marketing efforts, general administrative duties, and special projects.  Responsibilities will include:
- Distributing press releases to print and online media.
- Weekly blog posts about alumni artists.
- Regular updates of the Recession Art Facebook page and Twitter feed.
- Helping with installation and de-installation of shows.- Staffing the gallery during shows.
- Attending monthly staff meetings.
- Assisting with market research.
- Special projects depending on area of interest.
Applicants should expect to commit about five hours a week to the internship, and should be available to work longer hours during our fall show (October 26th – November 6th).
Applicants should have a background or interest in arts administration, curating, art and/or art history.  Strong writing skills are essential. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to run a start-up arts organization and have meaningful responsibilities as a member of our team.
The internship is unpaid, but applicants interested in continuing past January 1st may have the opportunity to receive a commission from sales.  School credit is available.
To apply, please send your resume, two references, a brief paragraph about yourself, and a short writing sample to recession.art@gmail.cm with FALL 2011 INTERN in the subject line. For more information, email us at recession.art@gmail.com.


OPPORTUNITY

Irrational Exuberance


Deadline:
Mon Feb 07, 2011 00:00

Submissions Now Open for Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show

April 30 - May 8, 2011 at The Invisible Dog

Accepting Work in All Media Including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Installation, Video, and Short Film


About Recession Art Shows:
Visual artists who are accepted to a Recession Art Show receive a week-long exhibition at the Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Video artists and filmmakers who are accepted will receive one or more screenings during the week of the exhibition. Performance artists who are accepted will negotiate directly with staff to plan a performance schedule based on their needs.

In the past two years, Recession Art has built a community of emerging artists that goes beyond participation in a single show. Our curators use alumni artists for solo or two-person shows and studio tours for our collectors. Our publicity team is constantly promoting the activities of our alumni. And our art parties allow alumni artists to meet aspiring collectors and emerging curators firsthand. All artists accepted for Irrational Exuberance are invited to become a part of this community.

About Irrational Exuberance:
“Don’t stop believin’; hold onto that feelin’.” - Journey

In a December 1996 speech, then-Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, posed a question that began: “But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset value…?” This rhetorical question had widespread consequences with billions of dollars vanishing almost instantly, like magic. “Irrational exuberance” has come to symbolize the speculative excitement of asset bubbles. While such bubbles have existed for hundreds of years, what made Greenspan’s utterance memorable was its instantaneous effect on the global markets. It is clear that a few words can profoundly influence value, revealing the fragility of a system dependent on belief or a kind of mass delusion.

Irrational Exuberance is a show of art that deals with seemingly rational systems of mass belief, or delusion, and their relationship to values, whether economic or moral. Especially interesting are those pieces in which form is at odds with content, such as ecstatic depictions of pain, highly technical treatments of the intangible, or lavish renderings of the (supposedly) worthless. Additionally, installations or pieces that require mass participation will be given special consideration.

Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Bradley Bailey and Art Director Ani Katz. In addition, video art and short films will be considered by Film Curator Jesse Wakeman for screenings as part of the Emerging Filmmaker Program.

Irrational Exuberance will be held April 30-May 8 at The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

The deadline for entries is Monday February 7, 2011. The submission fee is $20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by the end of February.

Visit http://recessionartshows.com/submit to read the complete show description and terms and to access the Submission Form. Or email info@recessionartshows.com with any questions.


OPPORTUNITY

Submissions Open for American Idolatry


Deadline:
Mon Jun 27, 2011 23:55

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

For seven days, American Idolatry will transform the Invisible Dog Art Center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn into a house of worship. Throughout the week, the public will be invited to view artworks and performances, and partake in evening educational programming, as curated by Legacy Russell and a diverse team of up-and-coming artists, academics, and cultural producers — the future of creative America.
The public in New York has a tradition of participating in collective gatherings and ceremonies, from the memorializing of those lost in 9/11 to the tributes made to Michael Jackson. These shrines can take a multitude of forms, complete with paraphernalia, flowers, and pictures. Never entirely permanent, our shrines represent triumphs, losses, and moments of realization. In addition to these physical manifestations, we mirror our beliefs in action, our bodies responding in rituals— knocking on wood, kissing the rear view mirror at a stoplight, locking eyes when toasting glasses, blowing out candles. These actions signify the existence of a rubric of belief and faith within the otherwise banal everyday.
Shrines and their rituals act as socio-cultural unifiers and signifiers. They function as modern-day relics of memory, creating a lens through which we reconstruct our personal perceptions and our notions of the world around us, provoking emotion and imbuing us with a sense of belonging, a sense of history. Shrine-building can orient us politically: putting flags in windows, bumper stickers on cars, or purchasing presidential memorabilia to mark a moment in history. They are not only a portrait of their maker, but also a reflection of the complex global culture surrounding us.
Artists of American Idolatry will make use of physical action, installation, and experimentation in all media to assert spaces with a shrine-like religious artifice that, though constructed, will strive to function as “real” sites of idolatry, worship, and remembrance of America and its rich socio-cultural histories. Artists will be asked to reflect on what the notion of America and American identity means to them, as influenced by pop culture aesthetic and contemporary politics.
Submissions are open to artists working in all media. Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Legacy Russell and Art Director Ani Katz.  American Idolatry will be held October 29-November 6 at The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The deadline for entries is Monday June 27, 2011. The submission fee is $20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by early August.


OPPORTUNITY

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Irrational Exuberance


Deadline:
Fri Feb 11, 2011 00:00

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Deadline Extended till Friday February 11th at Midnight
April 30 – May 8, 2011 at The Invisible Dog
Accepting Work in All Media Including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Installation, Video, and Short Film
Recession Art is taking submissions in all media for our next exhibit to be held at the Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, from April 30-May 8, 2011. "Irrational Exuberance" will explore seemingly rational systems of mass belief or delusion, and their relationship to economic and moral values. Especially of interest are pieces where form is at odds with content, such as ecstatic depictions of pain, highly technical treatments of the intangible, or lavish renderings of the supposedly worthless. Installations and works that involve mass participation will be given special consideration. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 7. Artists will be notified of acceptance by the end of February. Visit http://recessionartshows.com/submit to read the complete show description and terms and to access the Submission Form. Email info@recessionartshows.com with any questions.


OPPORTUNITY

Recession Art’s Emerging Filmmaker Series


Deadline:
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:26

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

Recession Art’s Emerging Filmmaker Series
April 30 – May 8, 2011 at The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill
Now in its third installment, Recession Art’s Emerging Filmmaker
Series provides a place for films that need more space to exist than the frame of your laptop. We are looking for living, breathing,
vulnerable, artistic, and engaged films, for films that have a pulse,
films that want to be seen by an audience, films that do not bore,
films you can’t see on TV. We accept work in all genres: narrative,
documentary, experimental, musical, dance-ical, and comical.
This film series was created by filmmakers out of the desire to bring
artists together, to excite, incite, and inspire. We are looking for
filmmakers who want to be part of an artistic exchange whose ultimate goal is to continue to produce important, thoughtful cinema, of all shapes and sizes. We are looking for filmmakers who want to be part of our community of artists.
Accepted filmmakers will receive one or more screenings during
Recession Art’s upcoming show, Irrational Exuberance. Once a filmmaker participates in the Emerging Filmmaker Series, they are eligible for all future Recession Art screenings and special events.
Selections will be conducted by Film Curator Jesse Wakeman and Art
Director Ani Katz. The submission fee is $20. Deadline for submissions
is February 7.