Friday, May 29, 2009

RON LONGSDORF - I can't help looking to the past - June 5th, 5 - 8 pm

Wilmington, DE – 28 May 2009 – The Delaware Division of the Arts showcases a solo exhibition by Ron Longsdorf titled, I can’t help looking to the past, on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 5 through July 17, 2009. Longsdorf’s exhibition features new sculptures and an installation created with his fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Longsdorf habitually revisits moments from his life with his work. Memories and situations from his past made manifest in physical forms with found furniture, domestic objects, and building materials, express his efforts in triggering an understanding of our daily lives and interactions. By modifying recognizably domestic objects, Longsdorf creates characters that explore the intricacies and difficulties of communication and personal relationships. A catalog titled, Ron Longsdorf – I can’t help looking to the past with an essay by independent curator Margaret Winslow will accompany the show, and is available through the artist. The opening reception will be held on June 5, 2009, 5 – 8 pm. The gallery is located at 820 N. French Street, 2nd floor, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington, Delaware. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Ron Longsdorf is an artist and independent curator who lives and works in Wilmington, DE. Longsdorf earned his MFA from the University of Delaware and his BFA from Pennsylvania State University. He has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Art Farm Nebraska. He has exhibited his work in Brooklyn, NY; Berlin, Germany; Baltimore, MD; Arlington, VA; Minneapolis, MN; Lexington, KY; and in various venues in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is currently a 2009 Individual Artist Fellow in Sculpture awarded by the Delaware Division of the Arts.





JUNE 8TH - JULY 27TH, 2009
MONDAYS, 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Jane B. Campbell
302 622 8867, ext 110


Friday, May 22, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Congratulations Baby Martinez

Columbia University School of the Arts
Visual Arts Program
in association with
Fisher Landau Center for Art
2009 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
Curator Regine Basha
May 3-23, 2009
Opening Reception
Sunday, May 3, 2-5 PM
38-27 30th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Telephone: 718.937.0727
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 PM

Stephen Ruszkowski

Monday, May 11, 2009

University of Delaware 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception May 14th at Crane Arts from 6-8pm

University of Delaware at Crane Arts / First Floor / Philadelphia, PA

1400 N. American St.,Northern Liberties, Philadelphia PA 19122

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12-5

Let Release UD/ART MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 14th - August 13th, 2009 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm

(An additional reception will take place on Saturday, May 16, 6-8pm )

The critic Anne Fabbri, in notes in the exhibition catalog, "Let Release, the 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition of the University of Delaware, sends an exhilarating message from eight graduating artists. Now they can freely pursue their primary mission of communication, guiding us to strange, new places of the mind and heart. Each of these graduates will meet the challenge with a different response. This exhibition is but a preview of future directions; their creativity shapes our world."
Let Release features the work of Jennifer Dillner, Mark Donohue, Francine Fox, Jeanine Hill, Genie Huskins, Jared Mimm, Anthony Vega and Jim Zeske.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

RECTIFIED, Saturday, May 9th, 5 - 10 pm

You are all invited to:


May 9th - June 13th, 2009

Saturday, May 9th, 5 - 10 pm


H & H Building
405 W. Franklin St. 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Sunday, May 3, 2009

BODIES/WORDS/SOUNDS - view performances

BODIES/WORDS/SOUNDS took place May 1, 2009. The exhibition included three performances plus a DJ set: 1. React/dance, "One Heavy February" 2. Ahlen Moin, "My Salon" 3. React/dance & DJ Squarewell, "Untitled". Below are the 3 performance video documentations. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

React/Dance at 619/ 2009-2010 NWAA membership and sponsorship information...

A lot of video was shot of last night's performance at 619 N Market Street. While that video is being edited and uploaded this small clip can give you an idea of what took place. New Wilmington Art Association would like to thank Jacelyn Biondo and Kristen Shahverdian of React/Dance. We'd also like to thank Heather Campbell Coyle for participating in Ahlen Moin's performance, My Salon.

bodies/words/sounds was NWAA's 10th exhibition. It was also the last exhibition held under the group's old liability plan. We will be taking the month of June off while we raise funds for our new plan which will ultimately cover us for two public events every month! In addition to holding multiple monthly events, our new deal will enable our members to utilize a vacant building for communal studio space.

The following information breaks down the 2009-2010 operating cost of our emerging organization. We need to reach our goal of 40 dues paying members and/or sponsors to cover our expenses in the coming year:

New Wilmington Art Association 2009-2010 Operating Cost

Annual General Liability through Fractured Atlas: $1,894.20
(7/1/2009- 7/1/2010)

Utilities (200 dollars down a month) $2,400.00

Art on the Town annual listing fees $250.00

Fractured Atlas annual membership dues: $75.00

2009-2010 Total Operating Cost: $4,619.20
(NWAA dues to be calculated from this amount)
Total amount needed to operate by July $2,194.20
(insurance, fractured atlas membership, 200 utility down payment and the 25 listing fee)

2009-2010 NWAA annual dues $120.00
(total operating cost divided by goal of 40 dues paying members/sponsors)

New Wilmington Art Association
Membership benefits:

1. members are guaranteed to be included in 3 group exhibitions a year

2. members have access to communal studio space in Downtown Wilmington

3. additional exhibition and curatorial opportunities are to be had throughout the year

4. members enjoy the community, dialogue, and the knowledge that our actions are carving out a space for contemporary art and artists in Downtown

5. members are expected to share their time, talent, resources, and contacts with fellow members

Sponsorship benefits:

Any NWAA supporter that matches the 2009-2010 membership dues of 120 dollars with their donation will receive:

1. an artwork of their choice at any of the 3 group exhibitions held annually
2. an NWAA t-shirt to be released in the Fall of 2009
3. Free beer and love at every NWAA reception on the 2009-2010 exhibition schedule!

Dues and Donation Payment Information:

2009-2010 NWAA annual dues payment should be made by Friday, June 19
New Wilmington Art Association is in the process of creating a checking and PayPal account for the organization, until that time, dues and donations need to be made out to: Michael Kalmbach, and "NWAA "should be written as the check’s memo.

Mail all dues and donation payments to:

Michael Kalmbach
28 Golfview Drive, Apt. B6
Newark, DE 19702

If you wish to pay by credit card a PayPal invoice will be sent to your email account. Send your request to pay by credit card to: (there is an addition 3% charge to cover PayPal fees)

New Wilmington Art Association does not require out-of-state members to pay the full dues amount of $120. Anyone living within 2 hours of Wilmington is considered a local member and is required to pay the $120 annual dues. If a member is experiencing economic hardship, the member is responsible to find sponsors who will pay their dues with donations totaling $120. Out-of-state members are asked to contribute to the 2009-2010 dues payment with donations ranging from $20 to $120.

Call for Entries:
Our group exhibition titled: Ni recompense ni jury or No jury, no prizes will open July 11th in the new home of the New Wilmington Art Association.

Members are free to submit whatever they want; in any quantity…more details will be posted on the blog in the coming weeks.