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Opening Reception TODAY @ 6pm


“Meet the artists. Witness the process. See where art is created.”

6-10pm Thursday, October 23


323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)

Still one of my favorite all around good times perusing contemporary art and mingling with the artists who make it. Not much more to say than that – and not because the art is less fabulous- a few favorites have gone but a whole lot to see regardless. And I believe 100% of the studios will be open – thats like 74 studios to peruse with a cocktail or two. So do it and do it now! Also be sure to check out  the RBPMW 2014 Member Show of contemporary printmaking in the Blackburn 20/20 Gallery on the 5th floor. EFA Open Studios is part of the 2014 Garment District Arts Festival running on October 23, 24, 25(Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

photo credits: Ann deVere/ EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2013

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EFA Studio Program
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street (Btwn 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York NY 10018

Tel: 212-563-5855

The studios will also be open Friday October 24th 6-9pm and Saturday October 25th 1-6pm



So continuing on this walk down memory lane -remember the EFA post I did back in October for their open studios and I highlighted new EFA studio member Toyin Odutola. You can refresh your memory here. Well Toyin currently has a solo show at Jack Shainman’s NYC Chelsea gallery on 24th street closing at the end of this month.

Like the Sea

May 1 – 31, 2014


524 West 24th Street

(between 10th & 11th Avenue)

New York, NY

Culled from Black Artist News’ original post announcing the exhibition here.

exhibition link

While in Chelsea you might want to check out Howardena Pindell’s solo exhibit at the Garth Greenan Gallery529 West 20th Street closing today. You can read about the artist and her work on display in Hyperallergic here. And right down the block you can catch Adrian Piper’s The Probable Trust Registry at the Elizabeth Dee Gallery at 545 West 20th Street. A participatory exhibit not to be missed, also closing at the end of this month. 

If you are out & about town there is an exquisite exhibition that is closing in Soho today with a panel discussion @ 6pm tonight –

PANEL DISCUSSION: Looking at the Black Male Nude in Art in conjunction with the exhibit Jean-Michel Basquiat Reclining Nude: Photographs by Paige Powell @ SUZANNE GEISS COMPANY- 76 Grand Street -NYC. RSVP required- contact gallery @ 212.625.8130

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tART represents at Arts@Renaisance 2012 Fundraiser

Ann deVere A@R2012 postcard

postcard artist: Ann deVere

The Postcards to North Brooklyn event held on December 14th raised $4000 for St Nicks Alliance art space.

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postcard artist: Anna Lise Jensen

Participating tART artists who submitted postcards included Petra Valentova, Jess Levy, Melissa Staiger, Ann deVere, Katherine Keltner, Anna Lise Jensen, Susan Ross, Clarity Haynes, Julia Whitney Barnes, Suzanne Broughel, and damali abrams.

“We received a big THANK YOU -from Chris Henderson, the Director of A@R- for being one of the largest contributors of postcards from one group.”  Click here to read more about A@R.

Manned by members damali abrams and Rachel Gorchov- tART set up a table of information that included announcements for our upcoming 2013 A@R Collectively Assembled exhibition, zines and tote bags plus a binder of original small works by tART artists.

Highlights of the evening included…

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excerpts from “Then She Fell” by the Bessie Award-winning company Third Rail Projects performed throughout the evening. Reviews of their sold out performances can be found in Time Out New York and the NY Times

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insanely delectable and beautifully crafted cookies baked by…

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Susana Arellano of Manjar Sweets…

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and the maddeningly delicious sangria.

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A@R also had on display a model of their renovation and expansion designed by CR Studio.  The art space was originally an outpatient building for a local hospital.

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And of course postcards,

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postcard artist: Ann deVere(107)

and more postcards,

postcard artist: Susan Ross(37)

and so on…

postcard artist: Melissa Staiger(31)

and so on…

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postcard artist: damali abrams

and so on…

(some of ) the “lovely ladies of tART”  representing