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The Concern Newsstand has such a name because of a concern that the world is falling to distracted mindlessness and that we’re all reading from physical, paper objects less and less. A ‘concern’ is also the name of a ‘business’. The Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC area no longer has m/any used book or magazine stores. The Newsstand is offering this service to the community. It is also a venue for local artists & artists from beyond to sell their printed materials & limited edition products. Housed in a gallery & among artist studios, it is a meeting spot & hang out place. The curated focus is to expand one’s mind in some way beyond the mundane via artist books, comics, art books, magazines, small press publishers, used books, vintage magazines & more. The curator & artist behind this project is Orvokki Crosby. The Concern has a long-term outpost at Lump Gallery (505 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601) where materials can be browsed and purchases can be made during gallery hours (Thu- Sat, 12-6pm) AND a showroom/ reading room/ workshop at Attic 506 (506A W. Franklin Street), in Chapel Hill, open during events (second Fridays 6-9pm) & by […]
Lump Gallery, 505 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Overnight Projects is an artist-run, curatorial concept steered by artists and creative practitioners whose work shows critical observation and purpose. We consider projects with artists a partnership of shared labor, driven by curiosity, experimentation, and a commitment to connection and conversation. Founded in 2015 and directed by Abbey Meaker with support from Meara McGinniss, Rachel Jones, and a small group of invaluable volunteers, we organize experiential installations and idea-driven artworks and events in revolving locations, including transitional spaces and traditional gallery settings. Notable past sites include an 1800s orphanage, a defunct coal-plant, a 1950s lakeside motel, and a cornfield on the cusp of reverting back to a wetland. Art is one of few remaining platforms where critical engagement can take place and (hopefully) shift perception and action in meaningful ways. The unique and inventive expression of ideas through art offers a chance and hope for a more inclusive, compassionate, and intelligent world. That is what we are continually working for.
38 Crombie St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Resident Arts is an artist-run nonprofit which cultivates aspiring and emerging artists, and engages supporters of the arts to strengthen Mid-MO’s community. Our professional development and skill-building programs empower and educate to help create and sustain fulfilling careers in the arts. We help artists create sustainable careers right here in Mid-Missouri by 1) helping local artists professionalize, 2) engaging young people in learning about creative careers, and 3) helping non-artists appreciate and support local art.
1023 E Walnut St #3, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery is located in a custom-built street-level space at 901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Since the beginning, Touchstone’s mission has remained unaltered: to enrich the lives of the community through diverse contemporary art exhibitions; to promote a rich variety of art talent in the DC region; to showcase national and international artists whenever possible; and to foster continuing artistic and career growth of its 50 member artists through encouragement and support. The gallery is centrally located in Washington, DC, between the White House and the United States Capitol. Close to the CityCenterDC development, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, this venue is easily accessible by public transportation and a perfect modern backdrop for contemporary art. As a member owned and managed gallery, Touchstone artists enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their solo exhibitions. The support and camaraderie of the membership is an important benefit. From the start, Touchstone has been involved with the DC community and with philanthropic outreach in and beyond DC region. The gallery is part of local, national and international art scene, balancing its members’ shows with ongoing art […]
901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC, United States
window is a site-specific, minimalist exhibition space envisioned as a platform for contemporary image makers who engage with issues of re-production and re-presentation within their practice via political, philosophical, theoretical, poetic and/or process-based frameworks. window welcomes two-dimensional printable works that repurpose found or archival source materials, challenge notions of originality and authenticity, stimulate perceptual phenomena through reiteration or duplication, implement re-photography as a critical component, or embrace re-production as essential to the work. window installs 4-6 new artworks per year, designed exclusively for the space by the artist, or in collaboration with the curator. The site consists of a 58 in x 51.5 in surface area of a downtown Asheville, North Carolina storefront with ample visibility to the passing public. window invites artists to realize new works, designed and conceptualized to complement the discourse and format of the site, and also encourages the re-contextualization of pre-existing works. Mission Statement window values original objects and aesthetic precision, but does not find these aspects essential to every viewing experience. window promotes the exchange of ideas and dialogue through engagement with visual representation. window does not fetishize process or material and disavows the treatment of artworks as precious and unique. window does not promote commerce. window celebrates re-production.
54 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
Camayuhs is an artist run gallery located in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. Programming aims to highlight emerging and mid-career artists via presentations of group and two person exhibitions.
137 Mobile Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
Mercury 20 Gallery is an artist-run gallery founded as a venue for contributing members to exhibit, sell, and promote each other’s art in the Oakland/East Bay community. The gallery hosts openings, art and community events, and artist talks. The gallery was founded with the mission to host and support exhibitions of the highest quality by member artists. Members help each other make sales and increase exposure to potential collectors, curators and critics. They actively participate in the Oakland Uptown community by attending Art Murmur, monthly gallery meetings, events, artist talks, and receptions in an open exchange of ideas.
475 25th Street, Oakland CA, USA
Laundromat Art Space is an Artist-Run Residency Program & Exhibition Space for professional artists, located in the neighborhood of Little Haiti in Miami, FL. Our 4,500 sq ft space houses 10 artist studios and a gallery. We offer engaging community programming and contemporary art exhibitions. Resident artists have the unique opportunity to be part of an environment which fosters collaboration between multidisciplinary creatives and draw influence from the microcosm of Caribbean Culture which defines Little Haiti. Founded by Alumni from The Art Center South Florida, Bakehouse Art Complex, and the Wynwood Arts District, Laundromat Art Space is a collective which focuses on the development of local artists, provides innovative curatorial opportunities and artistic programming for the community.
5900 NE 2nd ave Miami, FL 33137
The Neon Heater is a contemporary artist-run space in Findlay, OH owned and curated by Ian Breidenbach and Emily Jay. It opened in November of 2012, and has monthly exhibitions with a curatorial focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary photography and painting trends, and video and new media. Aside from the gallery space The Neon Heater also partners with the larger artist-run community to curate exhibitions around the United States. In 2017, The Neon Heater started The Neon Temple Press, a small run zine and artist book publishing branch. The Neon Heater also created and maintains a database of artist-run initiatives in the state of Ohio at www.current-oh.art
400 1/2 S Main St, Rm 22, Findlay, OH 45840
Russian American Cultural Center (RACC) aims to provide permanent cultural representation to more than 700,000 Russian-speaking residents of New York. It was founded in 1998 by Dr. Regina Khidekel and earned its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1999.
520 East 76th Street, Suite 7E New York, NY 10021
Push/Pull’s mission is to: Promote underground art and comics Foster community between those creating and viewing art Encourage emerging artists, illustrators and cartoonists Innovate the way art is consumed by presenting it in a unique environment and with nontraditional events Stimulate Diversity by actively seeking out marginalized and under-represented artists Underground art is work that challenges the viewer to feel something, to think about something. Art that is made by professionals that learned all the rules about making art and then broke them. Art that is made by professionals that never learned any of the rules about making art and made it up as they went along. It’s creepy, weird, controversial, strange. Push/Pull exists to show the alternative possibility of what an art gallery can be. In order to further our mission we’ve created a nonprofit section of our business that is powered by Shunpike. Our nonprofit work includes adult and teen education, community events, and cultural outreach. You can donate any time here to help support our work: www.poweredbyshunpike.org/c/PBS/a/37789 Learn more about our programs at this link Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to […]
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
The Rib publishes commentary and criticism in the form of reviews, editorials, interviews, and essays that connects artists, spaces, curators, and advocates working outside of major arts communities in the United States. Smaller cities foster dynamic art making that demands a comprehensive critical platform in order for artists and their advocates to freely exchange ideas and opportunities. The Rib is founded on the belief that critical coverage leads to dialogue, dialogue leads to a strong network, and connectivity leads to greater social and economic viability. Like a physical rib–a small but essential bone within a network of other to protect a pulsing organ– The Rib continuously expands and contracts to facilitate a flow of dialogue and critique in order to collapse boundaries between communities and audiences. To that end, we seek to connect, collaborate with, and safeguard organs of art making on the American periphery.
po box 929 bellaire, michigan 49615
BUREAU OF CHANGEBUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work.
BUREAU of CHANGE is an education-centric lab for real art practice in New Orleans. We create, curate and exhibit socially and politically engaged work. BUREAU of CHANGE was founded by Margot Herster with a group of her former students and recent graduates from Louisiana State University. Originating out of dissatisfaction with higher education, particularly in arts and media, BUREAU developed into a new school in the form of an atelier-style studio. A diverse group—established artists and designers, paid student apprentices and young artists, scholars and community experts, and the public—interact to create. Our objectives are influenced by the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project implemented during the Great Depression. We harken a a lost but not forgotten era when the government stimulated jobs in the arts by employing artists to create public works and subsidizing community education centers that offered training in arts skills applicable to industrial jobs of the time. Our process commissions artists and non-artists to collaborate on creative works aimed at inciting institutional change while studying social technology, digital media theory, interdisciplinary research and artistic production. BUREAU of CHANGE produces exhibitions, participatory and site-specific experiences, workshops and public programming, made-for-internet works, and collaborations with local and international […]
638 Clouet Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 USA
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. We encourage all genre of artists, film-makers, poets, philosophers, architects, critical theorists, and curators whose practice could use an invigorating jolt of new theory to consider applying for the program. SFSIA originated in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2015 and migrated to Berlin, Germany in 2016 where it is currently hosted by Spike. In 2019, an additional program will be hosted by Performance Space New York. The institute was founded by artist and theorist Warren Neidich and co-directed by art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky. Sarrita Hunn is the artistic coordinator.
HOLIDAY FOREVER IS AN ARTIST RUN SPACE IN JACKSON HOLE WYOMING. WE INVITE AN ARTIST TO JOIN US HERE IN WYOMING. THIS ARTIST IN TURN INVITES ANOTHER. THEY COME HERE TOGETHER FOR TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS BASED OUT OF OUR HOME GALLERY. STUDIO SPACE ON SITE AND RECREATION AND VACATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SURROUNDING AREAS AND NATIONAL PARKS ARE AVAILABLE TO THESE ARTISTS DURING THEIR TIME IN THE COWBOY STATE.
10 E Simpson Ave Jackson WY 83001
Founded in 2009, Durden and Ray is comprised of 24 artist/curators who work together to create exhibition opportunities at their downtown Los Angeles gallery as well as in concert with artist groups and gallery spaces around the world. Durden and Ray concentrates on small, tightly curated group shows at the gallery, organized by the members, and hosts international artists as part of a commitment to global exchange and alternative networks. The Durden and Ray model expressly overlaps multiple strategies, including the commercial potential and visual identity of a gallery, the democratic structure of an artist group, the potential to create collaborative works of art in the manner of a collective, and the shared fiscal support of its programs by group members and project partners similar to a nonprofit organization. Durden and Ray is committed both to individual praxis and to shared aims of curatorial experimentation, visual research, and artistic exchange with international partners.
1923 S Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Lease Agreement is an artist-run and sometimes nomadic curatorial project by Adam Farcus. The gallery programing continues in the tradition of alternative art spaces by organizing conceptually rigorous, engaging work for exhibitions, screenings, performances, and art events. Lease Agreement partners with galleries, organizations, and utilizes public spaces to bring contemporary art to viewers. Based in Huntsville, Texas, Lease Agreement’s programing is a continuation of the previous iteration of the space which spanned from October 2013 to August 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-founded by Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa, Lease Agreement Baltimore was a residential art space and curatorial project set in the front rooms of a row house. Currently, Lease Agreements runs a monthly screening series, 12th Street Street Screening Series, at the 12th Street Bar in downtown Huntsville, Texas.
701 Avenue M #10Huntsville, TX 77320, USA
Monte Vista Projects is an artist-run space. Through exhibitions, lectures, events and performances, MVP has served as a space to share ideas and cultivate exhibitions articulated in experiments and play. We also encourage forms which break entirely from these existent threads. MVP is a self-determining space– a space that speaks to the ways in which we are scripted to produce as artists and creatives. We believe this position allows us to visualize patterns of making in order to break from them. Since 2007, MVP has collaborated with artists and practitioners in and around the greater Los Angeles arts community. We are especially interested in working with under-represented artists and minorities. In addition to curated shows organized by board members, exhibition proposals are accepted year round.
1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Small presses, university journals, and literary magazines have long provided publication opportunities to visual artists for their cover and editorial images. Their traditional freedom from advertiser control has allowed them to provide a home to work that is challenging or confrontational. Although they welcome visual art, such publications’ primary modus is text and the imagery is often sprinkled among the stories, several artists are typically included in a single issue, and the number of works from any one artist is sometimes quite limited. Non-profit Dek Unu Magazine focuses on the visual, providing space for one artist at a time to show adventurous work in depth, themed and curated by the artist alone. During the publication month, each featured artist is promoted extensively on web and social media. submission period deadline is the 20th day of each month. All portfolios are juried together and all respondents are notified of results as soon after that as possible. Complete guidelines: https://www.dekunumag.com/submit
1618 San Silvestro Drive, Venice, Florida, USA 34285