Friday, December 10, 2010

NWAA's Brookes Britcher featured on the art blog!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pottery Sale by 2 NWAA members

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone or the person who already has everything this will be the place to find it. Stop on by to see the handcrafted pottery made by Allison Haug and Lauren Vanni.

The sale is 10am to 5pm Saturday December 4th. At 203 N Mary Street WIlmington, De 19804 for additional information check out www.

The local artisans appreciate your support.

Monday, November 29, 2010


New Wilmington Art Association presents:

S I M U L A C R A.

SIMULACRA is a four person exhibition designed to explore the paradoxical notions of layers of realities composed with an image using photography. The mediums themselves lead to a problematic paradox of illusion, reality, and how we comprehend them in a contemporary society where the image, video, and Internet rule the way we are fed information.

Exhibition Artists:
Seung Jae Kim
Jennifer Jones-O'Neil
Lynn Palewicz
Marisa Rebecca

December 3-18, 2010


605 N Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Friday, November 26, 2010

SMALL JAWNS featuring Annette Laszczkowska

Don’t miss Small Jawns, a small works group show to celebrate Part Time’s one year anniversary. Work from over 30 Philly artists and designers will be showcased.

Featuring special guests, Hipster City Cycle and their new pixel art video game for the iPhone.

Sponsored by: McJawn, Pirate’s Booty, Muller Inc., Tony Luke’s, and Vitamin Water

Also, in celebration of my __ birthday.
(A lady never reveals her real age)

First Friday, December 3rd 6-10pm

Part Time Studios
2031 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

See you there!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

M.SNail RETURNS! for the Closing Reception of the NWAA Papers on Friday, November19th from 6-9pm

It has been over a year since Snail blessed the mic above Sneaker Villa... now NWAA is bringing him back for an exclusive pre-THANKSGIVING performance--DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
follow M.Snail on the FB@

(M.Snail will come on whenever he damn well pleases) (sometime around 8)
(3rd floor/ above SNEAKER VILLA)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The NWAA Papers - On View

The NWAA Papers

The New Wilmington Art Association presents its annual Fall
Member Exhibition with a focus on works on paper. The parameters of this exhibition elicit a variety of member responses and experimentation regarding "paper" as a creative medium and subject. The NWAA Papers presents a creative "paper-trail" everyone in Wilmington will want to investigate...

Juried by
Julie L. McGee, Curator of African American Art at the University Museums (University of Delaware)

Closing Reception: Friday, November 19th, 6-9pm

605 N. Market Street (3rd floor)
Wilmington, De

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AIR Program Director Position Available

HUB-BUB, a Spartanburg, SC, arts and culture nonprofit with a small staff and open-office environment, is hiring for its permanent, full-time Artist-in-Residence Program / Special Events Director position. Major duties include:

1) AiR Program Director: Includes managing the selection process for visual AiRs / co-managing the selection process for writer-in-res position, in-house scheduling for AiRs and community outreach, managing AiR events, alumni relations, marketing and grantwriting for the program. See for more info on the program.

2) Special Events Coordinator: Typically includes 3 annual "Art Mart" events, an "Arts with Heart" community fundraiser, the Emerging Carolinas Juried Show, and any additional events that materialize ~ all staff help with some aspect of these.

3) General HUB-BUB Support: With 120+ HUB-BUB events a year, we operate "all hands on deck," which requires some availability beyond office hours depending on event needs. See for more info.

No benefits currently, though this may change. Interviewing will take place in late November / early December, with work to begin early January.

The contact is HUB-BUB's executive director, Celia Cooksey ~ email questions or résumé, with cover letter and salary requirements, on or before November 19, 2010, to

Deadline: Nov. 19, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

NWAA Artist Dan Mahlman at Susquehanna University

NWAA Artist Dan Mahlman (currently studying at Studio Incamminati) exhibits 3 recent large-scale, meticulous pen & ink works at Susquehanna University's The Lore Degenstein Gallery National Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition. This national, juried exhibition of contemporary figurative drawing and painting offers a powerful selection of national artists exploring contemporary figurative work. This year's juror, Tim Doud, is an associate professor of art at American University in Washington, D.C., and is represented by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York City.

October 30 – December 17, 2010

Visit the Lore Degenstein Gallery

NWAA members Brookes Britcher, Michael Kalmbach, Phil Scarpone, and Shannon Tomanovich spent the weekend in Braddock...

NWAA Director, Michael Kalmbach speaking at Ignite Wilmington

i'm so excited to be a part of the NWAA. thanks mike for the opportunity!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NWAA's own Margaret Winslow to speak @ DCCA this Thursday!

DCCA Guest Curator Margaret Winslow will speak at the DCCA this Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12 noon. Winslow's talk is part of the DCCA's weekly lunchtime lecture series, Art Salad.

Margaret Winslow will discuss the exhibition In Canon which explores “the human condition, notions of beauty, or personality in popular culture” throughout the art historical “canon.”

Art Salad is a free lunchtime lecture series that features multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art from artists, historians, educators, and curators. Bring your own lunch or arrive by 11:45 am to place an order for delivery from Cosi®.

For more information or any questions contact: Jane Chesson, Curator of Education, 302.656.6466 x7101

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Job Opportunity



(Open Until Filled)

A Part-Time Security Guard is needed for occasional weekend and evening hours at the DCCA. The hours would include working Saturdays 10am-5pm, and/ or Sundays 12pm - 5pm, and/or evening coverage during special events (such as first Friday Art Loop evenings). Prior security and CPR experience is a plus. Please contact Phillip Scarpone, Security Manager.

Email: Phone: (302) 656-6466


The role of the Part-Time Security Guard is to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for the entire facility. This includes the public viewing contemporary art in the galleries, the studio artists in the facilities, and the staff in office areas. The Security Guard is responsible for the overall well-being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety at all times while on duty.

Visit The DCCA on the Web

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ashley John Pigford at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington

2010 Governor's Awards for the Arts

Is there anything NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach can't do? He's this years Peggy Amstredam Outstanding Achievement Award Winner at the 2010 Governor's Awards for the Arts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meals with Ron #1

NWAA member, Ron Longsdorf held a live performance in Spartanburg, South Carolina Wednesday, September 29th, 5-8pm during the opening reception of Visual Fringe as part of the Wilmington Fringe Festival. The performance was streamed live to the Chris White Gallery via Skype. Here are some pictures from the performance in Spartanburg.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Meals With Ron

Human Relation: Meal #1
September 29, 2010, 5-8pm
Live Performance, Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, SC
broadcast live via Skype to Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

During the year in Spartanburg, HUB-BUB Artist in Residence Ron Longsdorf will hold a series of performances nicknamed "Meals With Ron", yet officially titled Human Relation: Meal Series. The works are a means to investigate social human interactions using the meal as a platform. Ron will have a meal arranged with an unknown participant whom he has never met, have a meal, have conversation, and document the actions. Meal #1 will take place in the front window space of the Hub City Bookshop on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 from 5 - 8 pm.

The entire performance will be broadcast live to the Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware via Skype as part of the Wilmington Fringe Festival. Table set up begins at 5pm, and the meal and interaction will begin after 5:30pm.

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Apply for a Solo Show!

Artists living in VA, MD, DC, PA, DE, WV here's a new exhibition opportunity:

The GreaterRestonArtsCenter is requesting proposals for solo and/or group exhibitions for periods of approximately 4-6 weeks during the 2012 season.

GRACE's gallery is one of the most beautiful and flexible contemporary art spaces in the metropolitan area. With moveable walls and an open, hexagonal floor plan, the space is reconfigured for each show.

New this year - proposals will be accepted from artists living or working in a wider geographic area: Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia.

Deadline October 17, 2010

All proposals for exhibitions at Greater Reston Arts Center must be submitted online through:

Thursday, September 9, 2010


The NWAA presents:
September 3rd - 23rd

Please join us for the Opening Reception of wanderlust at the Chris White Gallery at Shipley Lofts this Friday, September 10th from 6-10pm.

(Lauren Caulk)

The concepts of "home", "place" and "destination" are explored through the diverse works of 11 American photographers from Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York City, Boston, Providence, Johnstown and Puerto Rico. Presented in the recently christened Shipley Lofts artist community in Wilmington, De, this exhibition offers a broad visual dialogue regarding how we envision, experience and create our sense of "home", in a venue discovering its own identity through its inhabitants.

Live musical performances by Technological Epidemic, The One and Only Matt Miller and members of the My Idea Of Fun collective (Johnstown, Pa) will highlight the Art-Loop re:fresh reception held from 9-10pm at the Chris White Gallery. Collectible artist books from many of the exhibitors will be available for purchase at the reception.

(Andrew Maydoney)

As part of wanderlust Boston-based artist Andrew Maydoney has installed Way-Finding, a traveling full-scale authentic Mongolian-built yurt, housing massive original cycloramic images of its temporary home, in Willingtown Square at the Delaware Historical Society & Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. We encourage visitors to come early to see this naturally lit piece before the evening light fades.

Participating artists
Jaime Alvarez / Ron Brignac / Lauren Caulk / Jacob Koestler / Kerry Kolenut / Catherine Maloney / Andrew Maydoney / Chelsea Memmolo / Christopher Motta / Jeffrey Stockbridge / Eddie Whelan

Curated by Brookes Britcher

Opening Reception
Friday, September 10th 2010

from 6-10pm

On view from September 3rd - 23rd by appointment

Chris White Gallery
Shipley Lofts
701 Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pahl Hluchan

I have Just joined up. I am an animator and a painter. I teach animation at DCAD. Here is an example of one my paintings .

You can see more work at

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Does Brookes Britcher ever sleep?

NWAA Member Daniel Mahlman

4 NWAA members were mentioned on the artblog today-- we all have Brookes Britcher to thank--the guy is tireless. When he's not shopping for Lee Walton, he's simultaneously curating exhibitions in Chestnut Hill, Pittsburgh, and Wilmington. Through all of this he still manages to build shit out of garbage!

Here's the best line from the review:

“One piece that absolutely knocked me out, was ‘High Definition’ by Michael Kalmbach.”- Clarissa Shanahan

Click here for the complete story.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mark Pack

This is an image of what I call my painting specimen series.

These paintings are small in size and are hung with in a grouping as a collection of specimen from my painting process. The title for this one is:

Painting Specimen 69.09
Acrylic on Wood
7" x 9"

Please check out my website to view more at

Thanks for taking the time to look. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Triumph of Painting

NWAA director Michael Kalmbach, and NWAA member Andrew Wapinski exhibit in a show curated by NWAA member Ron Longsdorf:

New Triumph of Painting
Featuring contemporary abstract painting using non traditional methods from Steven Baris, Michael Kalmbach, and Andrew Wapinski.
August 25th - September 20th, 2010
The Showroom Gallery @ HUB-BUB
149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Manufactured Process: New Work by Allison Haug

NWAA member Allison Haug recieved a Delaware Divison of the Art Grant for 2010 in Visual Arts: Craft. She will be having a solo exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in the Carvel State Building (Wilmington,De) this September.

The opening reception will be held September 10th 5-8pm.

The exhibiton will run from September 9th through the 24th.

Please see the write up in the News Journal for additional details.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Active for the Arts is an initiative which allows artists, members, family and others to utilize their athletic abilities and interests to raise awareness and funds to support the creative activities of the New Wilmington Art Association and its members. Active for the Arts promotes an active lifestyle and an investment in the health of the cultural community.

Participating is simple. Just do what you already love to do. Tell people about your goals and have them support your efforts - in the studio, on the trail, the field! Learn about the many ways you can be Active for the Arts and how you can obtain activity-specific attire by contacting the NWAA @


Many members of the Wilmington & Philadelphia communities had the opportunity to swing at his best fastball in the streets of Wilmington during the May exhibition, The Rules for Staying Young. Over 3 hours and 250+ pitches later, he was still "dealing" to local youths as the streetlights on Market Street began to buzz in the fading evening light. Yet again, Michael Kalmbach is pushing his body to the limit with the arts in his heart.

Launching Active for the Arts, NWAA Director Michael Kalmbach will be competing in the Delaware DiamondMan Triathalon in Bear, De - Sunday September 12th, 2010.

An active Wilmington hockey player, Michael will swim 0.6 miles, bike 16.0 miles and run 2.0 miles in a rigorous personal effort to raise funds and awareness for the NWAA and its members.

The NWAA is currently accepting donations in any amount through Active for the Arts to sponsor Mr. Kalmbach at the Delaware DiamondMan Triathalon. All sponsorship directly contributes to continuing the activities of the New Wilmington Art Association (NWAA).
Click on the DONATE button (top-right) to sponsor Mr. Kalmbach.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Guidebooks for Artists

If you don't know about these already, check out these artist guidebooks for professional development and career guidance:

Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career

The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Live Cinema Live

Visit for more information and updates on free buses between Newark, DE & the PMA.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ebersole Versus Carberry

Please enjoy a listen to my new musical collaboration with Derek Van Gieson:   Ebersole Versus Carberry.  The EP is titled See Through Trains.  If you like things that are whimsical, humourous, irreverent,  & independent, you will love this.  The CD will be available soon!   Sincerely,  Erin Gibson aka Nire Nosbig

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shannon Tomanovich

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt

22 January – 31 March 2011
87 Marshall Street
North Adams, MA 01247

20 January – 19 February 2011
300 Nevins StreetBrooklyn, NY 11217

A two-part exhibition curated by Regine Basha The story of Sol LeWitt's exchanges with other artists is by now widely known. Though most artists engage in this process at one point or another, LeWitt seemed fully committed to it as an artistic code of conduct, a way of life. Eva Hesse, Robert Mangold, Hanna Darboven, and Robert Ryman are just a few of LeWitt's celebrated contemporaries with whom the artist exchanged works. Such exchanges were not limited to well-known artists, however: LeWitt consistently traded works with admirers whom he did not know but who had nevertheless sent their work to him, as well as amateur artists with whom he interacted in his daily life. LeWitt's exchanges—he responded to every work he received by sending back one of his own—fostered an ongoing form of artistic communion and, in some cases, a source of support and patronage. The Sol LeWitt Private Collection retains all of the works he received, as well as a record of what he offered in return.

For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual practice. In addition to encouraging the circulation of artworks through a gift economy that challenged the art world's dominant economic model, LeWitt's exchanges with strangers have the same qualities of generosity, and risk, that characterized his work in general. This kind of exchange was designed to stage an encounter between two minds, outside the familiar confines of friendship.

If we consider the process of exchange as another of Sol LeWitt's instructional pieces, then the rational (or irrational) thing to do is to continue to exchange work and ideas, if only symbolically, with him.

—This is a call to those who share an affinity with Sol LeWitt's legacy as a conceptual artist, to those who knew him and those who did not—to anyone who has ever wondered, "What would Sol LeWitt like?"


Your gift to Sol LeWitt can take the form of an image, an object, a piece of music, or a film. Books, ephemera, and other non-perishable items (e.g. wine) are also welcome. Other ideas may be discussed with the curator.

2D contributions should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches; 3D contributions should be no larger than 12 x 12 x 12 inches.

All contributions will be exhibited at either Cabinet or MASS MoCA. The curator will notify you of the location of your contribution by 1 December 2010.

Contributions can be dropped off, mailed, emailed, or faxed between September 15th and October 15th:

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt
c/o Cabinet
300 Nevins StreetBrooklyn NY 11217,
USAFax: + 1 718 222-3700Email:

A publication documenting the contributions will accompany the shows and will be presented at the conclusion of the project to all participants.Please note that we cannot return your contribution. You can, however, pick it up at the end of the exhibition if prior arrangements have been made.

For further information, please contact Regine Basha at

Saturday, July 10, 2010

ArtScape MidWay III


I have an installation in this year's Artscape, July 16th-18th, the Charles Street Bridge, Baltimore.

Here are some images:

The project will include small editioned artists zines/books, a Tea Dance, my dream studio, my new artist zine, some of my good friend's books, and probably the hottest weekend in July. With a photo copier on site, passerbyes or participants will create a small artist zine which will be editioned and get a taste of self-publishing and basically doing it yourself.