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Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project Submissions & Transmissions

On Saturday I drove into Newark with a little trepidation to drop my work off at 77 Market Street for the Newark Open Doors 2012: Bushberg Project  Submissions & Transmissions curated by Rupert Ravens. After navigating the one way system I eventually managed to find a parking place close to the gallery. A huge very raw space with a group of very friendly workmen but not too many signs that a huge art happening was about to happen. The workmen very kindly found Rupert Ravens for me, who put me at ease and I was able to deliver my work. Rupert assured me that the space would be totally transformed by Friday night, so after signing the paperwork, I left my work with him and headed home.

Today I received an e-mail from Rupert with a link to the page for theshow. I am now really excited about Friday and am a bit awed with the company I will be keeping. The huge space which on Saturday seemed impossible to fill by Friday I am quite sure is going to be quite a spectacle with installations by artists who have shown both nationally and internationally. Here is a sampling:

AK Airways will be there with a sculptural installation made from inflatable objects, their work has been presented at MOMA, underground raves and NASA…

Sculpture by Matt Stone of Brooklyn

Richard Wislocky, a West Orange Native and mega producer extraordinaire who has performed across the globe as well as “constructed a plethora of various multi-medium’ed” installations will also be represented.

Peter Schlangenbader a contemporary German Expressionist artist.

Beaded sculptures by A. Kimberlin Blackburn.

Newark born photographer Manuel Acevedo who has shown both nationally and internationally.

And many more…

Not to mention myself Ann Vollum!

Other South Orange artists inthe show include photographer Joy Yagid, installation artist Kate Dodd and painter and print maker Larry McKim who both teach at Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ.

So don’t miss this show, it is sure to be fun.


Trunk Show: Montclair Museum of Art

I am looking forward to being at MAM for a trunk show on October 11th.

Also check out:

Patterns, Systems, Structures: Abstraction in American Art
December 4, 2011 – May 19, 2013
This exhibition, curated by MAM’s Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky, is drawn entirely from the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and explores the rich variety of approaches to abstraction in American art.

Artist Bookst now Available on Amazon!

I’m excited to have Peep Show and In the Belly of the Beast available on Amazon. Bats Will Fly and BloodBath will follow later this summer.

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The Evil Eye… followed by Booked 9

Well after “The Blood Bath” comes “The Evil Eye…” Drawn in the same Moleskine… with my trusty Micron pen and of course some Indian ink!

the Evil Eye...

Booked 9

On a different note, tonight is the opening of Booked 9 at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, New Jersey. This is an annual show by the Book Arts Roundtable. This year’s show has many wonderful books in it by our talented members. Our guest artist Sherrill Kahn will be giving a talk at 8pm on exploring painting and mixed media techniques. The postcard for the show has an image by Chuck Miley and was photographed by Amelia Panico. But first, here is a taste of my latest accordion book: Bats Will Fly. I will be doing a post on the book soon, so this is just a teaser!

My Invitation to Booked 9

Booked 9 Postcard, image by Chuck Miley, Photo by Amelia Panico.

The Information.