WEAD News

OPEN CALL for WEAD Membership Exhibition

August 28th, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar
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TRANSFORMATION & DEGRADATION, Aviva Rahmani, 2002.

WEAD announces its 2017 international members’ exhibit: Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without: Lessons from our Grandmothers. Application found at www.callforentry.org

Highly respected gallerist Donna Seager is guest juror tasked to select the most original, diverse artworks incorporating image and text, books, altered books, and/or calligraphy. Opening April 8, 2017, WEAD’s exhibit will remain on view through June 2017 in the elegant Jewett Gallery of downtown San Francisco’s Civic Center Public Library.

The title is a depression era adage taught by wise grandmothers and families in need. Selected art should focus on eco and cultural values of conservation, preservation and frugality. To protect animal and plant partners, humans and earth, it is essential we consume less and conserve resources.

Additionally, the exhibit will honor WEAD’s 20-year history and connection to San Francisco history through photography and text. In anticipation of the 100 th birthday in 2018 of WEAD’s cofounder Jo Hanson, San Francisco eco artist-activist, photos of her famous ‘Street Sweeping’ project will be shown. More celebration activities will be planned for 2017-2018.

To exhibit artists must be a current WEAD member, but one can join or rejoin upon applying.

Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 12/15/16
Days remaining to deadline: 109

Apply at www.callforentry.org

Pixelache Festival 2016

April 15th, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar

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Pixelache Festival 2016 will happen again in September. The festival, named ‘Interfaces for Empathy’ explores possibilities of the societal shift towards the understanding and consciousness of human species as a balanced part of the ecosystem we live at.

The profound technological changes are increasingly challenging the classical conception of perception and on the individual level the increase of information mostly tends to promote new modes of consumption. These changes in our perceptual processes push us further away from the embodied experience and alter our direct experience of the environment.

The perspective that the festival seeks is empathy. We set out to engage with the question and proposal that maybe empathy could be learned, found or especially re-found through eg. bodily presence, experimental communication and embodied and alternate visions of perception that distance us from the perceptual machines that we might be in danger of becoming. Is it possible, through this very basic ability to sense or identify, to change the narrative of the human-kind? Could empathy is one of the key elements in re-connecting with our ecosystem?

Pixelache Festival 2016 main venue is Lapinlahti former hospital with Lapinlahden Lähde as a partner. Other venues are Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and MUU Gallery. Other locations and paths will be confirmed later the year. The festival dates are 22.9. – 25.9.2016.

Please read more about the history of Pixelache Festival from here: http://www.pixelache.ac/festivals

WEAD SEEKS BOOKKEEPER

March 22nd, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar

PRO BONO BOOKKEEPER NEEDED BY WEAD–WOMEN ECO ARTISTS DIALOG.

Skills needed: basic bookkeeping and Quickbooks.  A “meetings optional” Board member, the bookkeeper works closely with the Treasurer. A well respected nonprofit, WEAD was founded in 1996, and has a growing international membership. Based in Oakland, the volunteer Board works to educate and connect diverse audiences on women artists’ positive contributions to eco and social justice issues. Web: <www.weadartists.org>  Contacts: Christina <singingwater@jps.net>; Susan <steinmanstudio@gmail.com>

 

Call to Bay Area Sculptors

March 16th, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar

ART CONTEMPORARY MARIN at FALKIRK CULTURAL CENTER 

1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA

AND DOWNTOWN SAN RAFAEL

CALL for BAY AREA ARTISTS*

3D/3SEASONS

Exhibit of free-standing sculptures on the grounds of the Falkirk Cultural Center and San Rafael City Hall and Public Library.

Entry Deadline: April 1

Exhibition Dates: May 27 – September 20, 2016

Entry Fee: $25. Use PayPal (button) OR mail check to Art Contemporary Marin, P.O. Box 1117, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Eligibility: *Residents of the Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties) Sculptures must be able to withstand changing weather over time and not be a safety hazard. If selected, Artists will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement.

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Contacts: Pamela Blotner 510.972.6629
Risa DeFerrari 1.415.485.3328
Exhibition: 3D/3Seasons.Three Locations: 1.) Falkirk Cultural Center 2.) San Rafael City Hall 3.) San Rafael Library
Dates: May 27-Sept. 20, 2016
Where: Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael & Downtown San Rafael
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-1
Artists: The artists will be selected by competition after selection on April 3 by Pamela Blotner and Claudia Chapline
Art Contemporary Marin in collaboration with the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael presenting a dozen free standing sculptures by Bay area artists from May 27 through September 20.
The Self-guided sculpture walk will also include a sculpture at the San Rafael City Hall and the City Library courtesy of Art Works Downtown.
Art Contemporary Marin is a non-profit volunteer organization supported by donations and grants from the West Marin Fund.

JANE INGRAM ALLEN: FINAL WEAD ARTIST IN RESIDENCY BLOG

March 3rd, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar