I’ll have the studio doors open this Saturday and Sunday, September 8th-9th from 11AM to 7PM.
September is here with it’s promise of fall- and this year the month is starting with what might be the largest open studio event ever, The Brooklyn Museum’s Go Project. I’m participating, and I could use your help!
Here’s why: The museum has turned the tables and made it so that you, the visitor, have the most important role in this event. You can vote- and your votes help artists win a visit with curators or even a show at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s irresitable catnip for us artists. That’s why over 1,758 of us are participating in this event! Hopefully it will be as enticing to you. I’m sure it will be fun.
If you make my studio your first stop on your tour, I’m happy to help you get set up so you can vote. I’ll have a wireless network you can use to download the app. You can check in at six studios right in my building. Even if you have only a hour of time for this event, that is enough to make a difference.
The studio is at: 89 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Once again this year, the doors of the studio will open for the Dumbo Arts Festival.
Hours this year are Saturday, September 24th 12-8 pm and Sunday, September 25th from 12-6pm. Stop by during those hours and you can preview some of the work that will be going to the upcoming show at the Germantown Mennonite Museum of Art and Peace in Philadelphia, including a couple of new paintings and a complete set of the new digital prints.
Stop by for a look at the newest paintings during open studios this Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 12-6 PM.
Then stumble out the door into the biggest Dumbo Arts Festival yet. This year the festival expands to include music as well as the usual performance, projection, and public art happening throughout the neighborhood. Open studios happen Saturday and Sunday, but the format has been altered so that only half of the studios are open each day. So come out Saturday (the day we’re open,) and stop by and say hello.
We are on the second floor at 89 Bridge Street, #34 on the festival map:
This weekend I will be participating in the Dumbo Arts Center’s Pop-up Sale. The opening is Friday night 2/26/2010 from 6-9PM, and the sale continues Saturday, 2/27 from 12-8PM and Sunday 2/28 from 12-6PM. DAC is located at 30 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Not only does this look like a lot of fun, it is a relief to see a arts fundraiser being done the right way. As a painter whose work sells pretty well, I get asked to do a fair amount of fundraisers. If you don’t know, the usual set-up is to ask the artists to donate work outright to the charity, which then auctions or otherwise disposes of the work to raise money. What is funny is that a lot of arts organizations think that this is a good way to do things, taking handouts from the artists they are ostensibly there to help. In reality, the vast majority of artists need the help more than these organizations. What’s worse, tax law has generally not allowed the artist to claim any more than the cost of goods as a deduction for their donation. So a painting selling for thousands can only be deducted for the hundreds that were spent on the actual materials involved. The artist gets nothing for their labor!
Enough ranting. DAC is setting a good example by splitting proceeds with the artists for this event. Come check out the show. If anything catches your eye and you decide to take it home with you, 50% of the sale will go directly to the artist. Not only will you be supporting a great arts organization, you will be supporting the artist that made the art. Which really could be the start of something good.
I’ll have three pieces in the show, a painting and two drawings. Here’s the painting, a sweet little nocturne started during my residency at the Saltonstall Foundation and finished several years later:
The studio will be open to visitors during this year’s 13th edition of the D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, 2009 from 1- 6 PM each day.
The Dumbo Festival website has a complete list of the 80+ participating studios, as well as links that will get you started exploring what the Dumbo Arts Center calls “a one-of-a-kind art happening” and “the nation’s largest urban forum for experimental art.” You can also browse the festival’s media partner, Art + Culture, to take a peek at some of what is planned this year.
The studio is at 89 Bridge Street, between York and Front Streets, and just one block from the York Street Subway on the F line. Come up the stairs, head left, back the hall, and say hello! While you are here, visit some of the other artists in the building who are participating. DAC lists six, though there will likely be a few last minute additions.
The studio doors will be open Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, from noon to 7 PM as part of the 2008 Art Under the Bridge Festival.
The annual event is put together by the Dumbo Arts Center and draws as many as 150,000 visitors to this unique neighborhood. The festival includes a wide variety of public performance and temporary art installations, as well as roughly 100 open studios. Details are on the DAC festival website and there is some additional information at media sponsor current’s website.
The studio is located at 89 Bridge Street, just one block east of the York stop on the F train. Come up to the second floor and follow the signs. Here’s a map: