Thursday, March 26, 2015

Galerie Protégé: Hunt For Inspiration, Jamie Martinez, March 26 – April 23, 2015

Jamie Martinez
curated by Oscar A. Laluyan
March 26 – April 23, 2015

Opening Reception: March 26, 6-8 PM

Galerie Protégé is pleased to present Hunt For Inspiration, a solo exhibition by one of contemporary arts most innovative visual artists – Jamie Martinez. The show will present three sets of work from different series which illustrate the Triangulism method and the visual thread of constantly hunting for inspiration.

Triangulism for Martinez has been his view and philosophy that he has trademarked as the absolute practice of creating forms by utilizing the most mystical, symbolic and iconic of all shapes. His rapt fascination that all matter can be cut up and constructed by this shape has been the driving force involved in creating his art.

The Abstract series features the triangle as an amalgamated form that begins as the building block. The works on fabric take on a whole new dimension, as the triangle not only becomes the basis of a composition but a textured component as well. Finally, the menagerie and imagery that has garnered the most attention as the triangle rendered in oil has strategically become a conduit of what is not real in plain sight but through the use of electronic devices such as the camera on cell phones will translate the pixel image into absolute reality in the digital realm. This is where Martinez cracks the idiom and convention of visual art showing its future direction has a solid compass. All through these various works, one can feel the relentless pursuit of hunting for the inspiration that will ultimately end in the kill for abject realization.

Jamie Martinez currently works and resides in New York City. A native of Cali, Colombia, he immigrated to the U.S.A. to Florida at the age of twelve. Attending and earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts at Miami International University of Art and Design, he moved to New York City to continue his art education at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  He has worked in both fashion and design which infuses all his oeuvre with a distinct style. He is the founder and publisher of the popular art on-line publication, ARTE FUSE. His work has been included in private collections and featured in Nolita Heats, Escape into Life, New York Optimist, Blouin ART INFO, and he has collaborated with the fashion brand Diesel for an installation in Union Square Park.  His work has been shown in Russia, Paris, Spain, Canada, Miami and numerous galleries in New York City.

Galerie Protégé
197 9th Avenue
lower level Chelsea Frames

New York, NY 10011


Friday, March 20, 2015

Check this out: Antarctic Art Contest seeks works

Antarctic Art Contest seeks works

Anna McKee made this etching, "Firn Ocean," in 2011 with inspiration from an ice core drilled from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Photo by Nancy Hines.
Photo by Nancy Hines
Anna McKee made this etching, “Firn Ocean,” in 2011 with inspiration from an ice core drilled from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Meghan Murphy
The Antarctic Art Contest is seeking entries of work that explores and interprets Antarctic research and science. The free contest will accept entries from April 1 to July 31, 2015, through its website
Winning artwork will travel from Alaska to Antarctica. The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Science Foundation and research sites in Antarctica will display the artwork. An online gallery will show winning and honorable mention artwork.
The art contest aims to help people explore how both art and science rely on observation and interpretation of the world. The subject of the art contest is an ice core that engineers and scientists drilled from the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Scientists are examining the ice core to make new observations and generate new ideas about the last 100,000 years of climate history.
Individuals or groups can take part in the contest. They may enter in one of three divisions — elementary school students, secondary school students or community. Artwork can be in a variety of formats, including visual, written and multimedia. The website also contains a lesson plan that teachers can use with their students.
A team of researchers and educators known as “Velvet Ice” is sponsoring the contest. Other supporting organizations include the National Science Foundation, the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and the UA Museum of the North.
ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Erin Pettit, UAF assistant professor of geophysics, at

Call to Artists : Fine Art Show : Ruidoso Convention Center

Ruidoso Art Festival

     Ruidoso PIX for CTA  2012

Call to Artists
What:  Fine Art Show

Where:  Ruidoso Convention Center
            111 Sierra Blanca Drive
            Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345

When:  July 24, 25, 26, 2015
           FridayNoon to 6 pmSaturday10 am to 6 pmSunday10 am to 5 pm
Apply online: 


*44th Annual Event

*Indoor art show

*Limited to approximately 122 juried artists

*Public Attendance is 5,000 to 6,000

*Extensive advertising and promotion

*Application Fee: $40.00 non refundable

*Booth Fees: $400.00 to $750.00, depending on booth size and location 

*Juried art show

*24 hour security, WiFi and electricity 

*Volunteer booth sitters

*Artist Reception and Award Ceremony

*12 categories: Acrylics/Oils; Fiber Arts; Glass; Jewelry; Metalwork; Mixed Media;
Pen, Pencil, Pastels, Ink; Photography; Porcelain, Pottery; Sculpture; Watercolor; Woodwork

Beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico is located at the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 ft. and higher.  We are a tourist destination and the Art Festival is held at the height of the horse racing season, where the town is full of visitors who come to the scenic mountains of Lincoln County to escape the heat.  What began as an outdoor show and quickly moved indoors, attracts artists from around the country and as far away as Israel. Come join us for the finest art show in Southeast New Mexico!


Deadline:  March 29, 2015

Apply at: 

Notification: April 20, 2015

Booth Fee Due:  May 29, 2015

For more details about the show visit
Mirissa Good, Events Coordinator 



Norte Maar
March 20, 2015
Burckhardt, film, Norte Maar, Microscope

Images from Jacob Burckhardt's new film "Happy Holi" which will premiere at Microscope Gallery.

Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Avenue #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

In celebration of Edith Schloss: A Retrospective, on view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery through March 28, Norte Maar and Microscope Gallery collaborate to present an evening of Burckhardt Films @ Microscope Gallery (1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn), Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm. The evening will feature a 1955 film by Rudy Burckhardt as well as film of Edith Schloss leading a tour of her apartment where she vividly describes her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present.The evening will also feature the world premiere of Jacob Burckhardt’s film "Happy Holi," shot in Sri Lanka capturing a vibrant dance party celebrating the Hindu Holi festival of colors.

(2015, approximately 24 minutes, Digital video, Color. English and Sinhala with subtitles)
Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt

(2004, 11 minutes, 16mm, Black and White)
Camera, editing, and sound by Jacob Burckhardt

(2010, 47 minutes, Digital Video)
Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt

(1955, 8 minutes, 16mm., black and white) by Rudy Burckhardt

Christopher Gulick Sculptures March 27


The Olga Korper Gallery :‘Snow in Jerusalem’, a solo exhibition of work by renowned Israeli artist Sigalit Landau.‘Snow in Jerusalem’ will open March 28th

The Olga Korper Gallery

s pleased to present ‘Snow in Jerusalem’, a solo exhibition of work by renowned Israeli artist Sigalit Landau.

‘Snow in Jerusalem’ will open March 28th and will remain on view until April 25th. The opening takes place on Saturday, March 28th from 2-5pm, and the artist will be making a special trip in from Tel Aviv to be in attendance. 

The exhibition features a selection of Sigalit’s salt works, sculptures, photography, and video as it relates to memory, history, belonging, and transcendent transformation.

Born in 1969 in Jerusalem, Sigalit Landau has cultivated a dialogue between her work and her home, inspired by the ancient land which can be in turns lush paradise and harsh desert, fraught with political, ecological, and emotional turmoil spanning centuries: history in Israel is ever-present.

Many of the works selected for ‘Snow in Jerusalem’ deal with the sentimentality and loneliness that are inevitably intertwined with the nature of belonging: I am of this land, and, this land is mine. Landau pushes the boundaries of emotional wordplay with a series of neon diptychs couched inside small heaters: home/sick, home/less, go/home. Juxtaposed by their containers, the word pairings give the illusion of spreading warmth, while the powerful message remains cold, honest, and often heartbreaking.

Landau’s ‘Oh My Friends, There Are No Friends’ features 12 bronze shoes in a circle, tied together by their laces. Originally a quote by Aristotle, the paradox of ‘friends, and simultaneous lack thereof’ reflects on the malleable politics of friendship, and the organic laws by which friends can become enemies, and enemies, friends. The walls and borders that define or land, our class, our allies and foes can last hundreds of years, but are nevertheless impermanent. ‘Oh My Friends, There Are No Friends’ is an anti-monument: we can step out of our shoes for the sake of escape, of dissonance, of perpetuating a history of violence, but we are nevertheless tied to one another in this life, and those shoes are our responsibility to fill.
Landau’s compositions are always precise, metaphorical, and exceptionally beautiful. They delve into the interdependence of human beings, relationships and playfulness that survive in spite of political overtures. Her works explore fear, hope, and loneliness – the core feelings in history, literature, and life that bind us to one another and narrate our common destiny.

You can see more of Sigalit's work by visiting her website here.

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