Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Art for Life

My work is currently up for auction at Art for Life Miami Beach, benefitting Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented artists and artists of color. A 501(C)3 organization, Rush Philanthropic fulfills its mission through three core programs: grants, exhibitions and mentoring. 
To all those who missed the live event there is an online auction until March 24, 2009. Click here to nab this print for a fraction of the price and support a great organization!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spotlight: Las Hermanas Iglesias, Queens International 4

Everyone Likes to Dance, 2009

Hanging under these disco balls is a floor diagram and audio lesson that instructs you on a new dance that marries traditional Merengue and Norwegian polka. Las Hermanas Iglesias is the collaboration of two sisters, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias. Born and raised in Hollis, Queens to a Dominican father and Norwegian mother, their collaborative work explores a range of bi-cultural experiences often bridging dissimilar materials and practices. 
See and experience Everyone Likes to Dance until April 26th at the Queens Museum.

Monday, March 2, 2009

CPW Residency Application Deadline: 4/3/09

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is now accepting applications for its 2009 residency program. I was an artist in residence in September of 2008 and would highly recommend this program. I got an incredible amount of work done in such an amazing environment and got to work with an extremely talented and dedicated staff.
I began working on my still life series there. I shot over 100 sheets of film, including working with the 8x10 camera. CPW's facilities are well maintained and well stocked. They have both a Sinar 4x5 and 8x10, B&W darkroom, as well as a full digital lab and digital cameras at your disposal. In adition CPW provides housing, a food stipend and an honorarium! Wow! This is too good to be true, Apply Now!