An annual favorite, Whodunnit? is a one-night event, exhibiting and selling many dozens (that’s my best estimate) of small works (6 x 6 inches) that sell for $99 each at the close of the evening. The twist is two-fold: 1) Artist identities are unknown 2) Works are sold by lottery to one of the list of bidders listing their name as wanting to purchase the art. Artists’ identities are revealed at the end of the evening, once works are purchased. Bidders might go home with works by well-known local artists, or participating artists from around the country. Some of the finest works are created by folks not necessarily familiar to Jackson’s arts community.
Are you able to recognize many local artists’ styles? Well, you may guess correctly about who created what some of the time…but usually, there are many surprises. Artist names known, artists names not-so-known; it doesn’t matter, the talent and diversity of works speak for themselves. Check it out! www.artassociation.org
You may have heard that Jackson sculptor Suzanne Morlock got a bang-up write up in the March 2012 issue of Sculpture Magazine. Definitely an exciting development for Morlock, and, as she says, the article shines a pretty bright light on Jackson’s arts. The piece is beautifully photographed, and the essay is notable for its emphasis on Morlock’s views of cultural and societal issues relating to women and communities. Wish I had a few more images to show you here, but Morlock scooted off to NYC before she was able to send them along.
The article, written by Katarzyna Zimna, enters into its story about Morlock’s work through the door of her installation piece Magic Carpet Ride, a knitted sculpture installed in tódz, Poland.
“I repurpose the unwanted debris of our disposable society, through techniques historically subscribed to as ‘women’s work’, like weaving, sewing, and knitting, revealing aspects of beauty and whimsy, while embracing the impermanence of even the work itself,” says Morlock. “As an artist, I believe, and hope to convey, that process carries as much value as the end result, perhaps process functions as our most important teacher.”
To read the full article in Sculpture Magazine, click here.
A juried photography exhibition opening at the Art Association’s Loft Gallery on March 16th, features photographs of refrigerator interiors. LOCAL refrigerator interiors–or maybe the fridge innards from some other state; the Art Association won’t have a clue. They just care about the quality of the photograph, and I bet some great ones come in.
Submit your photos of the inside of a refrigerator by Tuesday, March 6th; notices of acceptance go out March 9, and the show will be up through April 12, 2012.
Specifications for Submissions: A Photograph. Print size 8.25 x12.75 or smaller. “The exhibition will be juried based on print and visual quality and gallery capacity with the overall goal of a coherent and visually stimulating exhibition,” say the curators. Drop your prints off at the Art Association’s Photography Studio, on the third floor at the Center for the Arts. Your name, email address and telephone number should be included, as well as the photo’s sales price; all this should also be written clearly on the back of your photograph.
From Wyoming Arts: “The Wyoming State Museum’s Curator of Art, David L. Newell, reports that the Call for Entries for the 2012 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale are mailing this week.” Read the full blog post here.