Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Assistance from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy we hope this message finds you, your families, friends and colleagues well, and that you have been able to ride out this storm safely.

Our thoughts are with those who have been deeply impacted by this week's events. We know that for many of you your losses are tremendous, impacting not only yourselves, but your entire community as well.

If you are - or know of - a visual artist who has been affected by the hurricane please contact us. The Foundation has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters. Additionally, we have access to information about other organizations that may be able to assist you.

If you are an arts organization working with visual artists and have been negatively impacted, please reach out to us as well. We are working in partnership with other funders to assess the needs of the visual arts community and identify the best ways of supporting its recovery.
In the meantime, for anyone who has been impacted, we urge you to document your losses as thoroughly as possible. This should be done by taking photographs and keeping records of damage to your home, studio, office, and/or artwork, as well as keeping records of all related expenses going forward.

Please note that due to the hurricane, the Foundation's office is closed and we cannot be reached by phone until power is restored to West Chelsea.

We know that communication for many is very limited now, but our staff can be reached by email at:

Additionally you can contact us through our Facebook page here.
Please share your stories, your experiences, and let us know if you need assistance. We're here to help.

Artist/Illustrator, Ardaban - New York, NY

TV production company seeking experienced artist with strong illustration skills to assist in television development and the creation of logos, detailed set drawings and storyboards. Strong illustration skills a must. Advertising experience a plus. Must work quickly and respond well to tight deadlines.

Please send resume and samples of your work.

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Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland - Residency

Summer 2013
Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland provides a unique format for intensive investigation of site-specific art. Participants are encouraged to develop new methods of art making while exploring and interpreting the relationship between place and the creative process. Artists working in all expressive media are encouraged to re-examine the tools, concepts, and goals of their work. Experimentation is encouraged as students work at the varied sites, reflecting on cultural practice, landscape, human presence, and social structure of the region. Documentation of artwork, drawing, writing, photography, performance, and film become daily practice for all on the course. The four-week experience in Ireland is intensive and this investigative art practice experience will fuel your work for future years to come.

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Support and assist senior level management in meeting specific and varying aesthetic requirements of various RL corporate projects in the following ways:
-Maintain organization of the department's artwork inventory and resources library
-Maintain departmental budgets, process payments and handle follow-up where needed
-Assist with researching and procuring artwork for various projects from numerous sources such as photo archives, galleries, artists & auction houses
-Schedule and manage artwork pickups and deliveries and assist with installations as needed
-Process photo lab photography orders 

Job Requirements:
-4 year degree in Visual Arts, Graphic Arts or Art History
-0-3 years work experience in a creative, visual environment
-Familiarity with art terminology, processes, media, techniques, etc.
-Proficient in  PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe, and Internet
-Prefer experience in photoshop and illustrator
-Ability to maintain high levels of organization for various projects
-Resourceful, creative and time sensitive when faced with multiple projects and challenging deadlines
-Self-motivated, ability to work well with a team, and willing to work outside of normal business hours at various locations when needed
-Art hanging & art handling skills preferred; framing skills a plus

Full-time Faculty in Painting and Drawing - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks exceptional artists for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty at all ranks to teach graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Painting and Drawing, to begin August 2013. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of practice or scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

Full-time faculty teach undergraduate and graduate-level classes within the Department of Painting and Drawing, and work with MFA graduate students on a tutorial basis. The ideal candidates may also teach in collaboration with other relevant departments within the context of an interdisciplinary art school. Faculty are expected to maintain active professional practices and also participate in departmental and school-wide committees and service.

Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent, a minimum of two years teaching experience or its equivalent, and a significant record of exhibitions and related professional activities.  Artists who are painters or whose practice includes painting, drawing and related interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged to apply.

Other qualifications include knowledge of contemporary critical and theoretical issues. Leadership skills, a strong commitment to teaching, and participation in departmental development are expected.

The ability to communicate with students on multiple levels, both graduate and undergraduate, will be essential, as well as interest in participating in an ongoing conversation about the evolution and future of the discipline and department.

Application Procedure
By Monday, January 7, 2013 please submit an application at You will be asked to create an account, then complete the application which is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Complete the fields for: contact information, educational background, and three professional references. Required files to upload include: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; résumé; artist statement; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabus; and portfolio of professional work or other documents as appropriate.

Dave Bown Projects - 5th Semiannual Competition

5th Semiannual Competition- Jurors - Karl Hecksher  K5 Editions, New York   Andrea Karnes  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth   Mary Kate O’Hare  Newark Museum
Prizes 15,000 USD (1 artist will receive $10,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000).
In addition to the cash prizes listed above, we will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible.
Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received.
Deadline: November 30, 2012
For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 or