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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MARCH/APRIL 2019 RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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We invite artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, curators, and researchers to apply for 2019 DE-CONSTRUKT residency opportunities for March/April We provide a space to develop new ideas, create temporal work and encouragement to form new networks.  

All participants must either make a public event in Red Hook or work with the neighborhood directly. We will work with each resident to organize their event and will publicize it in our newsletter and social media.  

Artists are required to stay at least 2 weeks. Please note two-week residencies make it difficult to organize events due to the short time frame if you would like to make an event at our studio we suggest staying for (1) month.

Deadline for application for March/April 2019 Residency is Jan 31st at midnight EST.
 

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First galleries and events manager reimagining DCAD spaces

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Kelicia Pitts

When Kelicia Pitts became the first-ever galleries and events manager at the Delaware College of Art and Design this year, it was a kind of homecoming. Pitts had grown up in Claymont – she’s a member of the Mount Pleasant High School Class of 1996 – but wasn’t sure she’d ever live near home again after moving to Philadelphia.

Experience as a fine art model and as an abstract and street art gallery owner in the Rittenhouse Square area inspired her to pursue a degree that blended her two passions: art and business. She graduated from Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art & Design in 2016 with a degree in curatorial studies and a dual minor in business and fine art.

Now she’s back in Delaware and working in Downtown Wilmington. She’s also taking on a role she feels like she was meant to fill.

“My experience in managing a gallery space means I can really envision the possibilities here,” Pitts said. “I’m looking forward to reinventing and refining what already happens in our galleries and other event spaces.”

In recent years, DCAD’s main exhibition space – the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at 600 N. Market St. – has hosted five annual shows: a faculty and staff exhibition; an exhibition tied to one of the majors offered by DCAD and coordinated by the professor in charge of that major; an exhibition of degree-program student work; an exhibition of work by continuing education students and instructors; and brief exhibition of work by graduating students.

Pitts, however, envisions so much more.

“I plan to curate exhibitions of established and emerging artists that our student body can be inspired by and aspire to, exhibitions that will be educational for them as well as for those who live in, work in or visit Wilmington’s Creative District,” she said. “DCAD is a platform for art education – not just for our students but also for our community. And the point of entry for the community is our galleries.”

Pitts also will oversee DCAD’s student-run gallery to help students curate their own exhibitions of work that they and their peers have created, often outside the requirements of their degree studies. These shows fill the gallery walls of the Tatiana Copeland Student Center on the first floor of The Saville residence hall, also located on Market Street.

Another of her responsibilities is working with outside groups that want to rent campus spaces for events, a new venture for the College that will both enhance the bottom line and strengthen DCAD’s status as a community art hub and resource. Pitts said galleries are wonderful spaces for entertaining and provide a thoughtful and interesting backdrop for many kinds of events. She looks forward to working with brides, event planners and community organizations seeking fresh locations for their endeavors.

For gallery and event-planning information at DCAD, contact Pitts by telephone at (302) 622-8000, ext. 108, or via email at kpitts@dcad.edu.

Conversations and Color Revolutions: Two New Exhibitions in NYC

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Helga Zumstein. Berlin Wall 1. Acrylic on Canvas. 39.5"x39.5"

Helga Zumstein. Berlin Wall 1. Acrylic on Canvas. 39.5"x39.5"

This July, Agora Gallery presents two collective exhibitions to re-imagine and reinvigorate the world. Répartie in Art presents the work of international artists as they tackle the concept of “space” and those who occupy it. From landscapes to fragments of a scene, from human or animal subjects to something more abstract, the works open a dialog between artist and audience on a variety of levels. Rhapsody in Color is an exhibition of immeasurable vibrancy, presenting expert combinations and groupings of hue to produce carefully calculated reactions in the viewer. By applying their manipulations of color to a variety of subjects, the featured artists add their thumbprint to familiar and foreign scenes to establish worlds of their own.


The exhibitions open on July 7th and will run until July 28th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, July 9th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.


Exhibition Dates: July 7, 2015 – July 28, 2015

Reception: Thursday July 9, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/7_9_2015.aspx


Featured Artists:

Répartie in Art

Agnès Vangell  |  Eva Otterstrom  |  Pierre Montgrain  |  Eduardo Pola  |  Paul Morado  |  Patricia Turin  |  Helga Zumstein  |  Koki Morimoto  |  Justine Bonvarlet  |  Paolo Bongianino  |  Harold Miller  |  Paul Sonabend  |  Jun Jamosmos


Rhapsody in Color

Lars Aukrust  |  Vesna Peko Luketic  |  Lydia Helbing-Schweng  |  Elena Gutierrez  |  Peter Ray Mwasha  |  Donna Broder  |  Roger Roth  |  Krim Benterrak  |  Maria Soledad Pontel  |  Kristina Garon


About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery

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David George. Duality of a Woman. Oil on Canvas. 52"x43"


This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form tackle subjects of flora, fauna, and the human body, to examine various phenomena with their representations. Culture, psychology, and natural beauty are all considered by this talented array of artists, and are given a comprehensive re-examination through sheer technical mastery. Sharing the gallery, the artists in Spatial Articulation take their color, patterns, and geometry to completely transform their notion of space. With a variety of techniques, each artist allows individual elements of their works to latch onto the viewer’s preconceptions to redefine the canvases and even the rooms they occupy. In this regard, the viewer travels from works as if traveling in time, through space, and between nations.


The exhibitions open on June 12th and will run until July 2nd, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 18th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.


Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Reception: Thursday June 18, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/6_18_2015.aspx


Featured Artists:


In Reverie of Form


Irina L. Johnson  |  Charles Weiss  |  Anastasia Voltchok  |  Alana O'Hern  |  Lin Sun  |  Annamaria Cignola  |  Michelle Endersby  |  Branko Miskovic  |  David George  |  Joe Datuin  |  Amalia Padilla-Gregg


Spatial Articulation


Osvaldo Bacman  |  Nonia De La Rosa  |  Martin Sitta  |  Veronika Wifvesson  |  M.L. Burdick  |  Karen Hochman Brown  |  Zlata Hurtic  |  Liz Johnson  |  GEDDA  |  Sissel Hovden |  Virginia Saldaña |  FARBENSTUECK 


About Agora Gallery

 

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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