National Collage Society Call For Entries
The National Collage Society, Inc. would like to invite all artists to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of collage as a fine art media by participating in our two annual shows.
The deadline for the 28th Annual Juried Exhibit is Friday, March 30th (http://nationalcollage.com/entry_forms/juriedform.html) and the deadline for the 15th Annual Postcard Show is Thursday, April 5th(http://nationalcollage.com/entry_forms/pcform.html). Entry forms and complete details can be found on our website: http://nationalcollage.com/entry_forms/memberapp.html
The latest issue of Collagista is available for download!
(Cover art by Fabio.A)
This issue includes work by Carly Swenson, Captain Spezzo, Sukarma Thereja, Heike Sackmann, Jenny Stokes and cover art by Fabio.
To download a copy of Issue Fifteen, please click on the link below.
“Homage to Kurt Seligmann” An exhibition curated by Jonathan Talbot Scheduled to open mid-February 2012
A Message from Jonathan Talbot
I am curating an exhibition of collages which will honor 20th century surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann (Basel, Switzerland, 1900 – Sugarloaf, NY 1962). If you do not know him or his work you can learn more at wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Seligmann or by searching for “Kurt Seligmann” in Google images.
The exhibition will be held at the Seligmann Homestead, Kurt Seligmann’s final residence, in Sugarloaf, Orange County, NY. This property is owned by The Orange County Citizen’s Foundation and has a professional security system. You can see a photo of Seligmann’s former studio at http://www.occf-ny.org/webpages/OurFacilities/index.aspx
The exhibition is tentatively titled: HOMAGE TO KURT SELIGMANN and is scheduled to open in mid-February of 2012 (yes, just a little over two months from now).
At this time I anticipate the exhibition having two components:
1. A selection of works by invited artists.
2. A group of unsolicited 4” x 6” postcard-sized works from whoever wishes to send one.
1. ABOUT THE POSTCARD-SIZED WORKS:
The postcard-sized works must either a) include an image or fragment of an image of Seligmann’s work or a picture of Seligmann himself or b) be inspired by the style or subject matter of Seligmann’s work. All postcard-sized works which meet one or both of these requirements will be included in the exhibition. These works may be sent unpackaged as mail art or they may be sent packaged. Works in this section will not be for sale and will not be returned after the exhibition but will, instead, become part of the permanent collection of the Seligmann Center. Each artist who submits work to this section will receive (pdf attached to e-mail) a letter of acknowledgment from the Seligmann Center.
Submission of postcard-sized works may be achieved by mailing such works in time to arrive by February 10, 2012, to:
Kurt Seligmann Collage Exhibition c/o Jonathan Talbot 7 Amity Road Warwick, NY 10990 USA.
Important: Postcard sized works must include, below the return address or in its place, the artist’s name and e-mail address printed clearly and legibly.
2. ABOUT THE INVITATIONAL PORTION OF THE EXHIBITION:
Artists wishing to be considered for the invitational portion of the exhibition may send an image of a work to be considered (no more than 2 megs, please) and other documentation (website URL, bio, cv, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again, the works must reference or be inspired by Kurt Seligmann or his work. For the purposes of the invitational portion of the exhibition, this means that the work must a) include an image or fragment of Seligmann’s work or a picture of Seligmann himself, b) be inspired by the style or subject matter of Seligmann’s work or c) reference or honor surrealism in general.
Artists who are invited as a result of their submissions will receive further information.
1. Requirements and more: It is important to note that the requirements for the two sections are different and that artists asking to be considered for the invitational section may be rejected while those who send postcard sized works can not be rejected. It is also important to know that works submitted by invited artists will be returned following the exhibition unless they are sold in which case the Seligmann center will take a 25% commission.
2. Permanent website of exhibition: In an effort to make sure that the maximum number of viewers have the opportunity to see the works, a permanent website will be created immediately after the exhibition which will show the installation of the exhibition. When a viewer clicks on the individual works, an enlarged image of the work will display along with the artist’s contact information and/or links to his or her website, blog, e-mail, mailing address, etc. as desired.
3. Kurt Seligmann was not a collagist. Kurt Seligmann was a painter and etcher, not a collagist, but he was important to the development of surrealism and surrealism has been important to the development of collage so… despite the fact that Seligmann did not focus on collage, we will use collage to honor him.
Nightingale Gallery (Eastern Oregon University) ushered in 2012 with an exhibition of contemporary collage, which closed today (Feb 3rd).
Marking 100 years of collage (from the investigations of Picasso and Braque in 1912) “Meaning to Glue” is curator Cory Peeke’s examination of 11 contemporary artists who use materials, images and forms which speak to collection, recollection and reinterpretation.
For those who missed the show, or who live too far away to have attended, a downloadable catalogue can be found here:
For more details of the show, or to order one of the few printed catalogues which are left, please contact Cory Peeke (Nightingale Gallery Director), at:
The latest issue of Collagista is available for download!
This issue there is work by Irina and Silvie Szekely, Jorge Chamorro, Julia Still and Venezualan artists Bernat Parra and Valeria Verlezza. There is also an interesting interview of ‘All That Remains’ curator Charles Wilkin, by Ron Wild
To download a copy of Issue Fourteen, please click on the link below.
Please note also – the PDF which was sent out to email subscribers has a mispelling of Irina’s name. In the above file this has been rectified. Apologies to Irina.