NoCal | An Afternoon at Headlands Center for the Arts

May 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for a day of art, food, and wine in the unparalleled landscape of the Headlands! The day begins with a welcome from Headlands’ Executive Director, Mari Robles, followed by visits to the studios of Torreya Cummings and Shara Mays. At 1pm, continue the conversation over lunch, prepared by Headlands’ chef Damon Little and enjoyed al fresco in The Commons!

Admission:

  • ArtTable Members – $35
  • Member Guests/Non-Members – $50

Your purchase includes access to the event, artist studios, and lunch.

Please note that registration for this program will close on Tuesday, May 16 at 11:59pm PST.

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Masks required indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.

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First-floor spaces and The Commons are accessible to people with mobility aids. Artist studios are currently accessible only by stairs. Please prepare accordingly. Note that there is a steep hill from the MUNI 76X bus stop up to the Headlands campus.

If you would like more information about accessibility or need accommodations for this program, please email Haley at programs@arttable.org.

Headlands Center for the Arts is located at 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA.

The center is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. Please find directions here to reach Headlands Center for the Arts by car, bicycle, bus or ferry.

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About the Speakers

Torreya Cummings is a project-based visual artist working with ideas of space, place, and time, particularly around unlearning dominant narratives of the American west. Their methods include photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video with a particular emphasis on making spaces for action. Cummings uses drag aesthetics, substitutions, hardware store materials, the unsettling relationship of history and fiction, landscape, research, ambivalence, theater tricks, bad illusions, props, sets, and interpretive sites. They have exhibited solo projects at the Oakland Museum of California, Aggregate Space Gallery, and more, and have presented performances with Machine Project, Southern Exposure, and the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, among others. Cummings received an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts and lives and works in Emeryville, CA.

Shara Mays (she,her) is a visual artist whose practice is deeply rooted in painting, using the medium to explore the fluidity of memory and the transcendence of self through the language of abstraction and landscape. Born in Tarboro, North Carolina, Shara currently lives in Oakland, California. She received her BFA degree from The Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University. She received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the de Young Museum of San Francisco, Root Division in San Francisco, the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, and recently at Round Weather Gallery in Oakland, California. She has, in the past, been awarded a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and is a current Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. Her work is included in both public and private collections. She will have her first solo show at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco in August 2022.


Thank you to ArtTable members Dorothy Dávila and Kitty Teerling for organizing this program.

Image: Non View of the Lake, Tunnel 6 Entrance, 2019; Torreya Cummings; Shara Mays

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May 22
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The Commons at Headlands Center for the Arts

Between 944 & 945 Simmonds Road
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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DC | Alexandria Art Tour – Artist Talk with Blu Murphy & Public Art Viewing

May 21 @ 11:30 am

Neon art installation that says 'I love you'; artwork by Blu Murphy

Join us for an art tour in Alexandria, VA led by Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Curator of Exhibitions Leslie Mounaime.

We will meet at Old Town Alexandria Waterfront Park to view and learn more about the “I Love You” public art installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R STUDIO. From there we will make our way into the Torpedo Factory to see Target Gallery’s solo exhibition “LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence” by artist Blu Murphy. Attendees will enjoy a private talk with the artist to learn more about the exhibition and her process. We will then have the option to continue on a walkthrough of studios and galleries in the Torpedo Factory Art Center with Leslie.

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  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • Member Guests – $15

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Face masks are recommended to wear inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center and some studios require it, so guests should come prepared (though extras will be available in the gallery should that be necessary). This is subject to change but at this time masks are recommended while inside.

There are handicapped parking spots directly in front of Waterfront Park, as well as the Torpedo Factory, which may be accessed by turning left from Prince St. We will be walking a short 2 minute walk from the park to the Torpedo Factory (about 400 ft) and then the TFAC itself has accessible entrances from the waterfront, which we will use.

Accessible bathrooms are available at the TFAC, as well as a freight elevator if needed. We recommend people bring mobility aids as necessary. A wheelchair is available and must be requested in advance so the venue can prepare.

You may find more accessibility information on the Torpedo Factory website here.

Driving / Ride-share - There is garage and street parking available, as well as free 2 hour street parking further down Union St by Founders Park (other side of the TFAC).

Metro - You may travel via the blue or yellow line metro and get off at the King St Metro station. There is a free trolley that will come pick people up and drop them off at City Hall which is about 2/3 blocks away from the TFAC. It’s about a 20 minute walk on foot from King St Station.

Water Taxi - The water taxi will drop you off at the harbor directly behind the Torpedo Factory, simply exit to the left and walk toward Waterfront Park with the large “I Love You” installation (about 400-500 ft).


About the Speakers

Headshot of Leslie MounaimeLeslie Mounaime (she/her) is an art historian and curator with a master’s in art history with a focus in contemporary art and post-colonialist theory from George Mason University. As a curator she is interested in themes of identity and our relationships with ourselves, other people, and the world around us. Leslie has been the Curator of Exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Art Center since 2016, where she focuses on supporting emerging and mid-career artists with professional exhibition opportunities. In addition to this, she manages the Post-Graduate Residency artist program, an artist residency that supports recently graduated BFA or MFA students with studio space and networking opportunities. Prior to that, she worked in contemporary art venues such as Artisphere and Art Whino. She also earned a bachelor’s in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a member of ArtTable DC since 2018.

Blu Murphy seated in front of a colorful paintingBrandy “Blu” Murphy (she/her) is a Washington, D. C. based artist is known for capturing the strength of her subjects through photography and utilizing graffiti, texture, and color to tell the story of disenfranchised African-Americans who are often unheard and unseen and showcasing them as works of art.

About the art

I Love You
On view March – November, 2022
The City of Alexandria presents its newest public art installation, I Love You, in Alexandria’s Waterfront Park (1 Prince St.). This new temporary installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R STUDIOS is the fourth in the Site See: New Views in Old Town annual public art series.

LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence
Exhibition Dates: April 23 – July 17, 2022
LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence is a solo exhibition by Washington, DC based artist Blu Murphy, Target Gallery’s 2022 solo exhibition recipient. The LE DRIP series is a group of mixed media portraits created as a tribute to the black community and celebrates the essence, beauty, and magic of this resilient and often undervalued group of people. The subject matters included in this series are elementary and middle school students who attend a title one school in southeast D. C., where the artist also teaches arts education.


Special thanks to ArtTable member Leslie Mounaime for helping to organize this program.

Image: I Love You installation by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R Studios; artwork by Blu Murphy

Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

1 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 United States

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May 21
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11:30 am
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Northwest | Ginny Ruffner Studio & Garden Tour

May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Interior shot of Ginny Ruffner's studio

Join ArtTable’s Northwest chapter for a special Members-only Studio & Garden tour with renowned artist, Ginny Ruffner.

We will take a tour of the studio and hear about the plans for the future of Ginny’s space, which will eventually be converted to the headquarters of the artist’s nonprofit foundation, SOLA. ArtTable member extraordinaire, Marge Levy, and Director of SOLA, Nichole DeMent, will discuss Ginny’s artwork, her career, and her continued legacy to uplift the local arts community in Seattle.

This program is open to ArtTable members only for $35. Please note that attendance is capped at 25 attendees due to space limitations.

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Face masks must be worn while indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The studio and gardens are wheelchair accessible. This will be a walking tour with a fair amount of standing required, but there is seating available in the garden as well as in the studio if needed.

The studio is located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The exact address and directions will be shared upon registration.


About the Artist

Ginny Ruffner paintingGinny Ruffner is a Seattle-based artist, trained at the University of Georgia as a painter, graduating with honors and an M.F.A. Ruffner has had 88 solo shows, several hundred group shows, and her work is in 55 permanent museum and public collections around the world. Seattle public art installations include a 30-foot tall kinetic water feature downtown and a permanent installation in the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Recent Augmented Reality projects include ‘Weston Riff’ at Photo Center NW, ‘Branches’ at Seattle International Film Festival, ‘Poetic Hybrids’ at Seattle Art Museum, and the Institute for Systems Biology, and the NFFTY festival at Seattle Center. The next exhibition: ‘Reforestation of the Imagination’ was exhibited at the Smithsonian in DC; June 28, 2019-Jan 5 2020. Accompanied by a book, it is currently traveling around the US.

She has written two books and been the subject of an award winning, full-length documentary titled “A Not So Still Life, the Ginny Ruffner Story”. In 2016 Ruffner founded the non-profit SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) to recognize female artists. SOLA’s mission is to award cash grants, professional support and greater recognition to female visual artists over 60 who are currently working and living in Washington State and have created a body of work spanning at least 25 years. The SOLA Award honors accomplished yet under-recognized women artists for their dedication and persistence. Ruffner has lectured and taught extensively and has served as an artist in residence numerous times at schools and universities around the world.

Marge, Ginny, and Nichole give thumbs up to the camera

Marge Levy, Ginny Ruffner, and Nichole DeMent

Images: Interior of Ginny Ruffner’s studio, courtesy of the artist; Ginny Ruffner

Seattle, WA

Seattle, Washington 98107 United States

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Date:
May 9
Time:
4:00 pm
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Virtual | Artist Conversation with Ambrose Rhapsody Murray and Isis Davis-Marks

May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Headshots of Ambrose Murray and Isis Davis-Marks
3pm PT / 4pm MT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET
Please join us for a virtual Artist Conversation with Ambrose Murray
and New York-based freelance writer and artist, Isis Davis-Marks.

Ambrose Rhapsody Murray was born in September in Jacksonville, Florida, child of a creative writer and bluegrass musician. Raised up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, you may have found a young Ambrose in the forest assembling fairy houses out of bark and moss. Through sewing, painting, collage and material experimentation, making home for Spirit and the mystical to reside has become the grounding force in their work. Ambrose was transformed by Black Studies while at Yale College where they received their BA. Dedicated to the stories, lives and bodies of Black girls, women and queer folks, their work and practice are rooted in ethea of care, reverence, intimacy, time-travel, healing, grief and attending to the stories of the dead.

In the Press:
Galerie Magazine – Next Big Things: Ambrose Rhapsody Murray
Whitewall – Ambrose Murray: Veiling/Unveiling the Ancestral Realm
Cultured – Artist Ambrose Murray Is Working to Make Viewers Feel Seen

Isis Davis-Marks is a freelance writer and artist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in the Nation, Artsy, Smithsonian Magazine, Philips Auctions, Cultured Magazine, the Columbia Journal, and elsewhere. In her writing practice, Isis focuses on covering contemporary art, and most of her written work draws from philosophical and art historical texts to discuss issues like representation and contemporary visual culture.

Admission

  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All Other ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $20
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Images: Ambrose Murray (Photo by Celeste Burns) and Isis Davis-Marks.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

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May 3
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6:00 pm
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Virtual | Artist Conversation with Qualeasha Wood and Christiana Boyle

April 27 @ 2:00 pm

Headshots of Qualeasha Wood and Christiana Boyle
11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Please join us for a virtual Artist Conversation with Qualeasha Wood, current Artist in Residence
at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Christiana Boyle, Head of Pace Verso at Pace Gallery.

Qualeasha Wood is a textile artist whose work contemplates realities around black female embodiment that do and might exist. Inspired by a familial relationship to textiles, queer craft, Microsoft Paint and internet avatars, Wood’s tufted and tapestry pieces mesh traditional craft and contemporary technological materials. Together, Wood navigates both an Internet environment saturated in Black Femme figures and culture, and a political and economic environment holding that embodiment at the margins. Like the vast majority of her age-peers, Wood has operated one mortal and multiple digital avatars since pre-adolescence. For her what are intuitive combinations of analog and cybernetic compositional processes make for a plainly contemporary exploration of Black American Femme ontology.

Wood has exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Hauser and Wirth (New York, NY); Art Basel Miami Beach with Kendra Jayne Patrick (New York, NY); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, (London, UK); CANADA gallery (New York, NY); the Trout Museum of Art (Appleton, WI); NADA Miami Beach 2020 with Kendra Jayne Patrick (Miami, FL); Kendra Jayne Patrick for Metro Pictures (New York, NY); Cooper Cole (Toronto, ON); New Image Art (Los Angeles, CA); Gaa Gallery (Provincetown, MA).

In the press: Qualeasha Wood Weaves Cyberculture Into Tapestries

Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle joined Pace Gallery in 2021 in the newly created position of Online Sales Director, a role meant to expand the gallery’s digital offerings and spearhead Pace’s online sales strategy with the goal of engaging new audiences. Boyle also works to support artists in the development of NFTs and digitally native projects to be presented in collaboration with the gallery. Before joining Pace, Boyle worked at CANADA, where she built and oversaw online sales strategies, including the launch of the gallery’s first-ever online viewing room and virtual performance platform. Boyle has a strong background in curatorial work and has collaborated with artists on new commissions for CANADA’s digital platform as part of a series of special projects geared towards client cultivation. 

Prior to Boyle’s time at CANADA, she held several sales positions at commercial arts organizations, including Lehmann Maupin, Loretta Howard Gallery, Paddle8, and Gagosian, among others. In addition to her extensive experience in the art world, she is also the Founder of Spinkoperfumery, a beauty E-retail brand for which she designed and launched the official website and exceeded the company’s sales profits by expanding its digital presence across four online marketplace platforms.

In the press: How Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle Is Revolutionizing the Art Market as Pace’s First Director of Online Sales

Admission

  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All Other ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $20
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ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable. Click here to view our cancellation policy.


Images: Qualeasha Wood (Portrait by JaLeel Porcha) and Christiana Boyle (Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis).

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

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April 27
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2:00 pm
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Virtual | Artist Talk with Nneka Jones

March 22 @ 1:00 pm

Artwork by Nneka Jones
10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET
Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with contemporary multidisciplinary artist Nneka Jones.

Headshot of Nneka JonesGrowing up in Trinidad and Tobago was one of the main factors that has molded Nneka Jones into the artist she is today. Her astounding love for color and special attention to detail, as influenced by her culture, have always been prominent throughout her artistic journey. She enjoys working in mixed media, embroidery, textiles, and paint, exploring both large-scale mural work and small-scale intimate pieces. Through her practice, she produces thought-provoking artwork that comments on social and environmental injustice, strongly advocating for the protection of women and girls of color. These are often topics that as a society, we feel uncomfortable addressing but are necessary to view head on for a positive change.

Since graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2020, Jones’ work has caught the eyes of art directors in top publications like TIME, where she was commissioned to produce the hand embroidered flag that appears on the August 31st/September 7th 2020 issue. She was also commissioned by the Washington Post to capture the history made by Vice President Kamala Harris and even appeared as a keynote speaker for Adobe MAX; emphasizing the importance of art as a vehicle for activism.

Jones’ unique hand embroidery work has been featured in Colossal magazine, The Jealous Curator blog, The American Craft Council, Embroidery Mag UK, and Domestika. With work in the permanent collections of the Florida Craft Art Gallery, Ferman Art Center, and Tampa Museum of Art, Jones continues to broaden her professional practice and break barriers at an early stage in her a career as an inspiration to other young, aspiring artists.

We hope you’ll join us to hear more from this incredible, trailblazing artist!

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Images: Nneka Jones, Colorblind Shooting Range, 2019, hand embroidery on canvas; courtesy of the artist. / Headshot courtesy of the artist.

Images have been provided specifically for ArtTable’s use and are prohibited to be used, reproduced or redistributed without written permission from the artist.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

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Date:
March 22
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1:00 pm
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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER – SoCal | Tour & Artist Talk with Nancy Buchanan & Barbara T. Smith

March 13 @ 11:30 am

Installation at Armory Center for the Arts
11:30am PT

Please join us for an in-person tour of how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith, followed by a discussion with two of the exhibition artists – Nancy Buchanan and Barbara T. Smith.

This major group exhibition is the first to focus on the collaborations and empathic intersections between three remarkable artists in the form of drawing, photography, collage, video, performance documentation, and architectural proposals comprising over 50 years of art making. Embracing the differences between these artists as well as their points of convergence, the exhibition will probe various notions of being, including the political, scientific, and spiritual.

All three artists have deep connections to Southern California, intersecting in the inaugural MFA program at UC-Irvine from 1969 to 1971. Buchanan, Hafif, and Smith all entered graduate school as mothers and were emphatically aware of the gendered expectations and hostilities toward women choosing art making as their primary pursuit, though each presented a unique version of the struggle for liberation from the orthodoxies of gender and sexuality. The exhibition will be anchored by three time-based works demonstrating the overlaps between each artist’s practice and revealing the primary subjects of the exhibition—bodies, communication, and dwelling.

Click here to read more about the exhibition, on view through June 12, 2022.

Admission:

  • ArtTable Members – $15
  • Members may bring a guest for an additional $20.

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Please note that by registering for this event you consent to have your contact information shared with ArtTable to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed.

The following will ensure a safe experience for everyone:

  • No more than 20 visitors will be permitted in the exhibition at any given time. Some rooms have additional restrictions.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors and staff must wear masks in the building. Upon arrival, a member of the Armory staff will verify that you have no Covid symptoms and that you are fully vaccinated.
  • Please bring proof of vaccination with you. Acceptable proof of vaccination documents and additional details regarding guidelines for visiting the Armory are available at armoryarts.org/visit/covid-19-protocols.
  • Please reschedule your appointment if you have any of the following Covid-related symptoms: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

The Armory is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There are several ADA parking spots in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory as well as metered street parking. All Armory galleries, classrooms, meeting rooms, and restrooms are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Restrooms: A designated women's restroom as well as a lockable, all-gender restroom can be found just past our front entrance, to the right. Two more gender neutral restrooms can be found in the back of our studio. Each restroom has one ADA-compatible stall, and each is equipped with an infant changing station.

Animals: Certified service animals are welcome inside the Armory.

Please email programs@arttable.org to request additional accommodations.

The Armory Center for the Arts is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.
Up to 90 minutes of free parking is available at the city parking structure just north of the Armory on Raymond Avenue. There are several ADA parking spots in the parking garage next door as well as metered spots throughout street parking.

ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.


About the artists

Nancy Buchanan, Michael Ned Holte, and Barbara T. SmithNancy Buchanan (b. 1946, Boston) is an artist whose work has been shown in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Centre Pompidou, the Getty Research Institute, and was included in four of the Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. She was the subject of a solo screening of her videotapes at REDCAT in 2013, and her videos have been included in group exhibitions including Agitprop at the Brooklyn Museum; RE-ACTION, a traveling exhibition originating in Spain; and Jonny at Insitu, Berlin. Buchanan is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grants, a COLA grant, and a Rockefeller Fellowship in New Media. In 2016, she organized It’s Your Party, a durational performance at UC Irvine’s xMPL Theater as the second event in The Art of Performance. Beginning with her participation as a founding member of F Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, Buchanan has been involved in numerous artists’ groups including The Los Angeles Woman’s Building and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); she has also acted as curator for several exhibitions and projects. From 1988-2012, she taught in the Film/School at CalArts; she worked with community activist Michael Zinzun on his cable access show Message to the Grassroots for ten years and as a member of Zinzun’s LA 435 Committee; and she traveled to Namibia to produce a documentary about that country’s transition to independence from the Republic of South Africa. Buchanan lives and works in Los Angeles.

Barbara T. Smith (b. 1931) has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area her whole life. She received a BA from Pomona College in 1953, and MFA in 1971 from University of California, Irvine where she was a founding member of F Space with Chris Burden and Nancy Buchanan. Smith has been represented in historic survey exhibitions including Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? at Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2009); WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (traveling exhibition 2008-09); Drawing in L.A.: The 1960s and 70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2016); and in several major exhibitions as part of Pacific Standard Time organized by the Getty (2011-12), including State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Orange County Museum of Art, CA and Bronx Museum, NY; and Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974 – 1981, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Recent notable exhibitions include The 21st Century Odyssey at The Box, Los Angeles; Outside Chance, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Experiments in Electrostatics, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 56 Artillery Lane, Raven Row, London, UK; Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Mommy, Yale Union, Portland, OR. In 2005, Smith had a retrospective The 21st Century Odyssey Part II: The Performances of Barbara T. Smith at Pomona College Museum of Art, CA.

About the venue

Armory Center for the Arts, in Pasadena, California, is one of the Los Angeles region’s leading independent institutions for contemporary art and community arts education. The Armory believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. The organization’s board and staff are committed to holding deep conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion; and acknowledge that these efforts are ongoing, a process of growth, and require intense self-reflection and collective consideration. Under Covid-19, and in keeping with these institutional practices, the Armory has deepened and expanded its programmatic reach to include online exhibition programs and artmaking classes, along with hands-on art activities safely delivered in-person to those with limited digital access. For more information on the Armory Center for the Arts, visit www.armoryarts.org.


Images: Nancy Buchanan and Barbara T. Smith, With Love from A to B, 1977. 2022 installation photo at Armory Center for the Arts. Photo by Ian Byers-Gamber; Barbara T. Smith, Michael Ned Holte (exhibition curator), and Nancy Buchanan

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

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Date:
March 13
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11:30 am
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Armory Center for the Arts

145 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States

Virtual | An Evening with Barbara Earl Thomas

6pm PT / 7pm MT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET

ArtTable’s Northwest Chapter invites members and guests to celebrate the holidays by spending a virtual evening with esteemed artist Barbara Earl Thomas. She will be joined in conversation by Nina Bozicnik, Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, discussing the current exhibition, Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas.

This special event promises to be a fun, informative, and intimate evening for ArtTable members and friends. Time will be set aside for questions from the audience. The evening will be peppered with chances to win exciting prizes through a raffle, and of course there will be a chance to connect with each other during some lively chat roulette.

Program:
– 6:00-6:10pm: Welcome + Thanks
– 6:10-6:40pm: Live conversation with Barbara Earl Thomas and Nina Bozicnik
– 6:40-6:50pm: Q&A
– 6:50-6:55pm: Introduction of new Chapter Leaders
– 6:55-7:05pm: Breakout rooms
– 7:05-7:15pm: Raffle

Raffle items include:

More raffle items to be announced!

 

Admission (includes one raffle ticket)

  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $15

Additional raffle tickets:

  • 1 ticket – $15
  • 4 tickets – $60
  • 8 tickets – $120

 

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About the speakers

Nina Bozicnik is Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, where she has organized exhibitions including most recently Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas (2021); Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger (2021); Bambitchell: Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2021), Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso (2019), & Between Bodies (2018-19). She has also organized presentations & projects for the museum with artists including Demian DinéYazhi´ (2018), Chris E. Vargas & the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art (2016-17), & Michelle Handelman (2015), among others. Prior to the Henry, Bozicnik held curatorial positions at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts.

Barbara Earl Thomas earned her BA and MFA from the University of Washington. She has been the recipient of the Howard S. Wright Award, Stranger Genius Award, Mayor’s Arts Award, and Hauberg Fellowship. Thomas has completed residencies at the Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood; Museum of Glass, Tacoma; and Goathead Press, Tieton. She has held solo exhibitions at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science; Seattle Art Museum; Bainbridge Island Art Museum; and Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham. Thomas has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Bellevue Arts Museum; Northwest African American Museum, Seattle; and Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art. Her work is included in the public collections of the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum. She is represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.

About the exhibition

Packaged Black brings together the work of artists Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD) and Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948, Seattle, WA) in a collaborative, multi-media installation developed from their shared dialogue about representation, Black identity, and practices of cultural resistance. This exhibition is a synthesis of a multi-year, intergenerational, and cross-country exchange between New York-based Adams and Seattle-based Thomas that began after the two artists exhibited work alongside each other in a group show at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017. For this exhibition, Thomas draws upon the role of media and fairytales in shaping social expectations and her own conception of self. She is presenting all new work, including an immersive installation conceived as a ‘transformation room’ and a series of new cut-paper portraits of friends and colleagues that riff on the concept of the royal court.

 

Thank you to ArtTable’s Northwest Chapter Leaders Jessica Landau, Judith Rinehart, and Gina Broze for organizing this program.


Image: Barbara Earl Thomas. Installation view of Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas, 2021, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Photo: Jueqian Fang, courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery

DC | An Evening with Italian Duo Goldschmied & Chiari

6pm ET

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a special evening featuring Italian duo, Goldschmied & Chiari, who are visiting the United States for the closing of their exhibition Magnifica on view at Marymount University’s Cody Gallery. Sara Goldschmied and Eleonora Chiari will give a short talk about their exhibition, along with curator Allison Nance and Cody Gallery director, Caitlin Berry. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Cody Gallery of Marymount University is located inside Ballston Center at 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. Street parking and Capital Bikeshare are available. The gallery is located near the Metroline Orange: Ballston-MU.

 

 


About the Artists

Milan-based artists Sara Goldschmied (b.1975, Arzignano) and Eleonora Chiari (b.1971, Rome) have been working together as the artist-duo Goldschmied & Chiari since 2001. Sara and Eleonora met in the late 1990s through a shared interest in photography and feminism activism. Their shared interests soon led to joint art projects and a remarkable two-decade-long partnership. They have earned widespread respect and recognition, both in Italy and internationally, through their innovative use of photography, video, performance, and installations. Much of their work draws conceptually from philosophy, social studies, and their historical Italian background. Their dynamic of working as a duo fundamentally impacts their approach to every project. They state that their most essential tool “…is our relationship as an artist duo because it feeds our art practice, for example, so that we see multiple sides of one issue.” Magnifica was organized by International Arts & Artists in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, in collaboration with Marymount University. This project is supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism under the 2019 Italian Council Program.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition is a collaboration by many ArtTable Members of the DC chapter, all of whom will be in attendance. They are Allison Nance, Curator; Caitlin Berry, Cody Gallery Director; Maria Sancho-Arroyo, Catalog Essayist; Ruth Abrahams, Catalog Designer. Funds raised from this program will support the DC chapter locally, including our intern, who receives a stipend for her work coordinating chapter activities and communications. Your contribution makes a real impact on the growth and mentorship opportunities in our chapter, thank you!

In Magnifica, Goldschmied & Chiari bring together new work from their iconic Untitled Views series, stylized with billowing pink and purple shades of smoke reminiscent of abstract blooms, deconstructing the very notion of portraying an idea, a face, a sensation, an architectural space. Three vase sculptures in pink blown Murano glass debut in this exhibition; the anthropomorphic shapes of these Magnifica vases are sensual and dangerous, drawing inspiration from carnivorous pitcher plants in deep reds and purples, and from lipstick kisses in bold pinks. The artists worked with craftsmen from the Italian island of Murano to create these vases, a process which involved breathing and blowing, thus, a human mouth has created a mouth-like vase, which conceptually blows the colored smoke integral to their Untitled Views.

 

Thank you to Allison Nance and Caitlin Berry from ArtTable’s DC Chapter for organizing this program.


Image: Left: Eleonora Chiari and Sara Goldschmied. Photo by Federca Belli; Right: Goldschmied & Chiari, “Magnifica”, 2020, Murano blown glass, Image courtesy of the artists, Photo by Roberto Marossi, © Goldschmied & Chiari

Virtual | Artist Talk with Andrea Chung

10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET

Please join us for a virtual artist talk with Andrea Chung, whose exhibition, We Was Girls Together, was recently presented at Tyler Park Presents in San Diego.

We Was Girls Together, inspired by Toni Morrison’s book Sula, is a series of large-scale collages that celebrates the relationships of black women in all their complexities and displays Chung’s gratitude for them. As Chung says, “Our sisterhood, our love for one another, is not always visible to the unfamiliar, nor should it always be.” Click here to read more about the exhibition.

Chung’s work has recently been featured in Prospect 4 (New Orleans) and the Jamaican Biennale (Kingston, Jamaica), as well as the Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Art Institute. In 2017, her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, You broke the ocean in half to be here. She has participated in national and international residencies, including Headlands Center for the Arts and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been written about in the Artfile Magazine, Artnet, and Los Angeles Times, as well as a number of academic essays looking at the subject of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean. (Full bio below)

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About the Artist

Andrea Chung standing in front of her artworkAndrea Chung lives and works in San Diego, California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York, and a Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. Her recent biennale and museum exhibitions include Prospect 4, New Orleans and the Jamaican Biennale, Kingston, Jamaica, as well as the Chinese American Museum and California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Diego Art Institute. In 2017, her first solo museum exhibition took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, You broke the ocean in half to be here. She has participated in national and international residencies, including the Vermont Studio Center, McColl Center for Visual Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been written about in the Artfile Magazine, New Orleans Times, Picayune, Artnet, Los Angeles Times, and International Review of African-American Art, as well as a number of academic essays looking at the subject of colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.

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