Pixelache Festival 2016

April 15th, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar


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


March 22nd, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar


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


1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA




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.

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.



March 3rd, 2016 by Krystle Ahmadyar

SMALLER FOOTPRINTS: WEAD Members’ Annual Exhibition

January 21st, 2016 by Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia

GROUNDED ICEBERG, Camille Seaman, East Greenland 2006.

Presents WEAD members’ annual juried exhibition:
SMALLER FOOTPRINTS: Artists Examine Global Warming
The exhibition’s opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at MOAH:CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Avenue, just off the BLVD.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Closed Monday

Free – Suggested Donation Only

Smaller Footprints Juried Artists:

Celia Anderson, Krisanne Baker, Laura Spalding Best, Lisa Breznak, Sandra Camomile, Reenie Charriere, Katie Craney, Nicole Dextras,  Pascaline Doucin- Dahlke, Danielle Eubank, Nancy Gesimondo, Angela Gonzalez, Gina Herrera, Elizabeth Kenneday, Water Kerner, Artists Formerly Known As Women, Laura Larson, Olga Lebedeva, JJ L’Heureux,     Joanne Mattillo, Sandra Mueller, Leslie Morgan, Aline Mare, Christine Neill, Anna Olsson, Paula Ortega, Katharine Owens, Meike Paniza, Bonnie Peterson, Raquel Rabinovich, Alice Raymond, Robin Repp, Yolanda Reyes, Fabiola Rodriguez, Seda Saar, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Soraya Sharghi, Jessica Stalvey, Lorna Stevens, Suzy Sureck, Ruth Wallen, Riva Weinstein, Tammy West, Elizabeth Wood, Shai Zakai.

WEAD Board Participating:

Krista Anandakuttan, Christina Bertea, Hagit Cohen, Verona Fonte, Michele Guieu, Isabella La Rocca, Carol Newborg, Sharon Siskin, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Andree Thompson, Mary White, Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia.

On Saturday, January 28, MOAH:CEDAR’s exhibition, Smaller Footprints, opens as part of the Lancaster Museum of Art & History’s (MOAH) award-winning Green MOAH Initiative. This exciting exhibition, featuring international artwork that addresses the subject of climate change, marks a partnership between the Museum and the Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD), a group of arts professionals working with environmental and social justice issues.

Smaller Footprints showcases work that reflects the life-altering effects of climate change and its impact on water, food, human health, social justice, and species loss. The exhibit was curated by Linda Weintraub, WEAD member and prominent American ecoart writer/educator; WEAD cofounder/chair Susan Leibovitz Steinman; and MOAH/Cedar administrator/curator Robert Benitez.

Smaller Footprints is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of WEAD’s distinguished history. Of the inspiration behind the exhibition, Weintraub states, “Impending climate calamity impinges upon all humans and all forms of life. Smaller Footprints promises to leave larger imprints upon the sensibilities of all viewers.”

In conjunction with Smaller Footprints, MOAH:CEDAR welcomes environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen, the first participant in the Museum’s Artist in Residency (AiR) program. Allen will take residency in the Andrew Frieder Creative Space during the month of February, creating new work and leading community art projects.

MOAH:CEDAR and WEAD have established several opportunities for community engagement, including an artists’ panel, during the Smaller Footprints’ exhibition. These events will take place on Friday, February 26, and Friday, March 4, details available on www.facebook.com/MOAHCEDAR The Museum and WEAD have also partnered with local schools to complete a temporary, environmentally friendly installation, in which painted footprints of endangered species will be stenciled along the sidewalks leading from MOAH to MOAH:CEDAR.
The last day to view the exhibition is Sunday, March 27, 2016.