From The Artists Studio
Rockaway Artists Alliance
Last Chance And Fresh Opportunities
by Susan Hartenstein
Gifted: A Holiday Member Exhibition and Sewn and Thrown: A Pottery and Quilt Exhibition of Juried Original Works run through Sunday, December 18 at RAA’s Fort Tilden galleries, RoCA. Admission is free and the galleries are a great place to go to warm up with some excellent and often unusual works of art. For further information contact Rockaway Artists Alliance: (718) 474-0861; E-mail: RockArt116@aol.com; or visit: www. rockawayartistsalliance.org. Raffle tickets are still available at the sTudio 6 Gallery for beautiful prints of works by RAA artists who are displaying in Gifted.
The final three performances of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors are Friday, December 16, Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m., presented by The Rockaway Theatre Company (RTC) at the Post Theater at Fort Tilden. Audiences have reacted very enthusiastically to this not-run-of-the-mill musically and theatrically exciting piece. Don’t miss it. For tickets: 718 850-2450. Director: John Gilleece, Musical Director: Jeff Arzberger.
Calls to Artists:
A PRIMARY EXHIBITION: A Juried Exhibition With A Limited Palette invites painters, watercolorists and artists working in pencil and pastel to stretch their imaginations in exploring a world of artwork created using either the many shades of one color or the vibrancy locked within the primary colors of red, yellow and blue. Deadline for receipt of entries is December 20.
INTRUSION OR INTIMACY: A Juried Exhibition the Concept of Openings, Holes and Orifices, which is open to all media, including sculpture, photography, installation, video, painting and poetry, asks the artists to put a new frame around their vision in works that include the view through an opening and the opening itself. By giving new meaning to the space and the opening – a window, an eye, a hole in the wall — the exhibition asks the question: Is it an intrusion to privacy or an invitation to intimacy? Is it a void? The absence of something? Or an opening to new discoveries? The deadline for receipt of entries is January 20.
PAPER TRAIL: A Printmaking and Paper Works Juried Exhibition will be accepting relief prints, silk screen, lithographs, intaglio, collagraphs, monoprints plus three dimensional collage, papier maché, assemblages, book art and more in exploring the transforming power of paper as it is shaped by a multitude of techniques and the artist’s own singular talent. Submission deadline is February 17.
Artists may submit up to six works for each show, along with an entry fee of $35 for non-RAA members and $25 for members. Please call the RAA offices at 718 474-0861 or visit their website at www.rockawayartistsalliance.org for submission forms, prospectus and details.
Still time to catch:
Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through December 31. If you are not familiar with the drawings of this great artist, you should be. For me, the drawings of an artist reveal much about methods, sensibilities and vision that are not so immediately available in his or her paintings. The exhibition contains over 100 works.
Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections is an excellent exhibition of approximately 150 paintings and drawings by this Viennese Expressionist, on view at the Neue Galerie through February 20. Schiele lived only from 1890 to 1918. He was a controversial artist for whom eroticism was a major theme. His disturbing self portraits and nude figures, particularly those early in his short career, reflect his troubled life and a sense of loneliness and personal torment. The Neue Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86 Street.
This holiday season always provides a great time to explore art in all its forms around the city. Grab the opportunity. From the Artist’s Studio will try to offer some interesting suggestions.