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 @ new.wilmington.art@gmail.com


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 www.UDLiveCinema.blogspot.com for more information and updates on free buses between Newark, DE & the PMA.