Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010


ROBOTS INVADE POPPYCOCK TATTOO! - NWAA member/urban artist Brad Turner and found object sculptor Brian Marshall show their unique brand of mechanical forms. This show will mark the FIRST TIME these local artists have shown together and it will not be the last! A reception will be held to meet the artists on Friday, July 9th from 5pm - 9pm. Browse or buy artwork from the featured artists, and enjoy appetizers while you mingle. The evening will include a raffle to win a $100 Poppycock gift certificate! Please join us in celebrating the July 2010 Art Loop.

From Brad: Due to popular demand I will have shirts!!!! I will be showing prints and some custom designed spray paint cans. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


For those of you who are not familiar with Kickstarter this project can serve as your introduction. Kickstarter manages the fund raising of creative projects--I created a link to Kickstarter on the right hand side of the blog last week. Check it out.

Support The Beast Pageant. Your donation can be as low as 1 dollar-- they need to reach 8,000 dollars before July 22nd or the project won't be funded... remember what Paul McCartney said at the end of Abbey Road "....and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make". -Michael Kalmbach

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ron Longsdorf @ HUB-BUB

For the next 11 months NWAA member Ron Longsdorf will be spending his time in Spartanburg, South Carolina at Hub-Bub's Artist in Residence Program. He'll be living and working in one of the four artist apartments on site. Three additional creative types will be there: Corinne Manning, Ian Shelly, and Kerri Ammirata. All four will embark on this new adventure by having time to make work, get involved with Hub-Bub programming, as well as an involvement in the local Spartanburg community.

Here are some photos of the new digs:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Art Outdoors

Sunday June 20th 12-6

Featuring the work of:
John Northington
Leontien Rotteveel
Phillip Scarpone
Louis Sarris
Other Local Artists

Location: Chadds Ford Greenhouses
1450 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Contact info: Leontien Rotteveel (484) 574-1928

Painter of Light- BUSTED!

Monday, June 14, 2010

NWAA Members: Get to Know Nato Thompson

I listened to a great interview today on Bad at Sports that I thought I'd share with the NWAA community. Young artists with a considerable amount of student loan debt should listen to this... I'm now a big fan of Nato Thompson, our developing community needs to get familiar with his project! - Michael Kalmbach, the Dr. Dre of NWAA.

Here's another interview I found while I was watching Part 2 of the New York City Housewives' reunion show with Rebecca tonight:

Interview with Nato Thompson

By Lauren Cornell on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at 2:57 pm.

NT: I have always held the political angle of the avant-garde as a necessary and important history. The political drive behind those ambitious enough to make their dreams a reality does not come out of an interest in art per se, but the interest in producing meaning on a large level. A basic Marxist idea (that I think is quite apparent) is that the way we think is produced in the way we live. So, those interested in producing a more robust form of living must take seriously the economic and social forms that produce our world. These are hardly separate projects.

But I must qualify, that this trajectory isn't in terms of pure ambition but, ultimately, in interrogating the social forms that produce our world. It might sound naïve, but I still am hopeful that we can find a way to produce a system of organization which guarantees equal rights for every one on the planet. At times, artists are interested (not always in the most straightforward methods) in producing this type of world. In others, their actions point toward liberatory gestures and forms of meaning that are resistant in their buoyancy.

Institutional critique was a necessary maneuver to show that the art world, like all other forms of discourse, is run via power. The next step is to contextualize this framework among the various other discourses and try to lay out a specifically strategic campaign for meaning production. It seems naïve to point out that power solely lives in institutions. It is everywhere!


Here's the link for the rest of this interview:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ahlen Moin shows in Metro Vancouver

I am proud to inform you all that my exhibit, "8008: The Astronaut," opens this evening at the Port Moody Arts Center in British Columbia, Canada.

Above are two new works on paper, that will be in the exhibit tonight.
I hope to show these works again in November, when I have my exhibit,
"8008: LEO" at Cecil College.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

whats ahead by the meanest boys (datamosh)

hey dudes

heres a vid i just made for the meanest boys

"whats ahead" - from the album "cheer up friend" available from

Monday, June 7, 2010

Chelsea Memmolo.

I'm a photo major.
I like creating.

Photo blog

Daniel AnTon Johnson

I am an adjunct, tutor, and perpetual student, but I also make photographs. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The 2011 University of Delaware MFA Candidates at Shipley Lofts

Totally Hot! by C. Grant Cox III

Artwork from the 2011 University of Delaware MFA Candidates will be featured in the Chris White Gallery at Shipley Lofts from June 4-25.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 4th from 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 24th from 6-9pm

The exhibition will be open by appointment, contact Michael Kalmbach at 302-312-5493 to make arrangements.