2010-07-09 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Salute To Rockaway
Commentary by Susan Hartenstein

(Detail of) “Roxbury,” by M. Elliott Killian. The watercolor is part of “Salute to Rockaway,” beginning July 17 in sTudio 7, RoCA. (Detail of) “Roxbury,” by M. Elliott Killian. The watercolor is part of “Salute to Rockaway,” beginning July 17 in sTudio 7, RoCA. More about the “Book Art” show at the WAH Center. Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (WAH Center), a prestigious venue at 135 Broadway in Brooklyn, has put out an open call for a “Book Art” show. The exhibit will run October 12 – November 27, 2010. The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 12, 6-8 p.m. There is no entry fee. Deadline for entries is August 31, 2010.

WAH Center states: Book Making is nothing new. It’s been done for centuries. But in the past 10 years or so, more noticeably than ever, the book is being used as a medium for various artistic expressions, and has become one of the expanding contemporary art categories. This exhibit explores and expands upon the idea in an open call. For more information: www.wahcenter.net; wahcenter@ earthlink.net; 718-486-7372, 718- 486-6012.

The show is a collaborative project with three individual curators (two outside curators who select their own artists’ works and a juror/curator from the WAH Center who selects from the open call entries).

Work accepted in the following subject categories:

1) Artist books: An “artist’s book” or book art is a work of art, visual or conceptual in nature, that refers to books or the idea of the book. It is not illustrations done for books. They are objects (or sculpture) which have been inspired by or heavily influenced by “the idea of the book.”

2) Artists sketchbooks, diaries, photo albums, etc., being used as a medium for various expressions to make it into creative “Artist Books,” expanding beyond the original sketchbooks or diaries or photo albums themselves. They are, as a unit, a work of art, not just a collection of random sketches or diaries or photographs … meaning that they in themselves are intended from the initial beginning as a work of art and can be read as a cohesive object.

Work in the above two categories can be abstract, conceptual, surreal, visionary, any style. Looking for inspirational avant-garde submissions.

To submit the entry: go to the WAH Center’s website: www.wahcenter.net

Submit entry form, images, resume and artist statement by email: artbook@ wahcenter.net

An RAA Call to Artists: “Salute to Rockaway,” a special summer showcase, will be on view July 17 – August 1 in sTudio 7 Gallery, RoCA at Fort Tilden. Artists may display six pieces of art that have to do with Rockaway or Broad Channel in some way. For more information and to give your contact information to Dominique, please call the office at 718-474-0861. Gallery hrs: Sat. and Sun. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. Free admission.

RAA’s Writers Group will give a presentation on Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery, as an opening event for “Salute to Rockaway.” The event will feature new, original works by members of the group. A Writers Group meeting will follow at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in sTudio 7.

RAA CONTACT INFO: Phone: 718-474-0861; Fax: 718-474- 4373; e-mail: info@raa116.org; website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org

Fort Tilden Highlights


UPCOMING EXHIBIT: “Salute to
Rockaway.” See column. Opening
reception in sTudio 7, Sun., July 18,
featuring Writers Group presentation
at 2 p.m. Free admission.
NEXT RAA GENERAL MEETING:
Mon., July 12, at 7:30 p.m. in sTudio
7 Gallery, RoCA, Fort Tilden.
Guest speaker: Artist Susan De
Castro. Open to public.
NEXT RAA WRITERS GROUP
MEETING: Sun., July 18, 4 – 6
p.m., sTudio 7. All welcome.
PAINTING CLASSES FOR
ADULTS: “Painting With Geoff
Rawling”: Tues. 7-9 p.m., Thurs. 10
a.m.-12 noon. sTudio 6. $20 per
class, supplies included.
“Experiencing Watercolor With Bob
Bainbridge”: Wed., 7:30-9:30 p.m.
sTudio 6. $20 per class or sign up in
advance for four consecutive classes
in one month for $75 (a $5 value),
supplies included.
THURS. NIGHT OPEN MIC: Performing
artists of all disciplines invited.
sTudio 7 stage. Sign-up: 7:45
p.m. Start time: 8 p.m. Join us.
Free.

kidsmART corner

camp kidsmART began on Monday, July 5. Another cooooooooooooool summer for the children of Rockaway.

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