August 31, 2010

Call for artists and art swells

Jessica Doyle, "Untitled," 2009, ink, watercolor, acrylic on paper, 22" x 30." Selected from the NURTUREArt  Artists' Registry.

Arden Bender Browning, "Empire", 2010, gouache and flashe on tyvek, 60" X 106." Selected from the NURTUREArt Artists' Registry.

The annual NURTUREart Benefit Party is on Tuesday, October 12, at the ZieherSmith Gallery in Chelsea. As a member of this year's Benefit Committee, I'm urging you to support the event, which is being co-chaired by Edward Winkleman and curator Julie McKim.

About NURTUREArt: In 1997 George J. Robinson founded NURTUREart to help emerging artists. He mounted guerilla exhibitions in donated spaces whenever and wherever possible, and started a slide registry in a filing cabinet in his Washington Heights apartment. As the Artists’ Registry grew exhibits took place in all over the city from the United Nations and Citibank to empty Lower East Side storefronts. In 2003 NURTUREart opened a gallery space in Williamsburg that featured collaborations between emerging curators and artists from the slide registry. In 2006 NURTUREart found a bigger and better permanent home on Grand Street in East Williamsburg/Bushwick and Karen Marston, a longtime volunteer and trustee, became the Executive Director. In 2007 Benjamin Evans bacame the Gallery Director.

About donating artwork for the Benefit: Because exhibition space is limited, a panel of notable curators has been asked to select work for the exhibition: Dan Cameron, Ceci Moss, Jane Panetta, and Krista Saunders. Each curator will view submissions and select work, which will be distributed to the guests (in exchange for the $200 admission fee) at the party. All proceeds go to fund essential NURTUREart programming for the coming season. No auction involved.

Submission details: 
Submissions must be received by midnight Friday, September 3. Artwork can be in any 2D or 3D medium, framed or unframed, maximum 16" in any direction including frame, as long as it is able to be installed on the wall. Sculptors may include a small shelf for display. Prepare a jpeg file no larger than 150 KB, between 200 x 200 and 600 x 600 pixels, and upload it to the benefit submission page for the curators review, one submission per artist only please. For more details, check out the Submission Guidelines here.

To attend: Purchase a VIP Combination Ticket before Oct 1st for $200 ($250 after October 1), which  includes admission fo two people and choice of one artwork. The artwork can be selected during the VIP Preview at 6:30 pm.


NURTUREArt Benefit, ZieherSmith Gallery 516 West 20th Street New York, NY 1000. Tuesday October 12th, 7PM

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