Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Upscale Breakfast restaurant and bar in Lakeview area of Chicago seeking staff for June 21st opening!

A new upscale breakfast restaurant and bar will be opening in the Lakeview area of Chicago on June 21st.
Pancake Cafe, 3805 n. Broadway at Irving is looking to hire servers, cooks, head cooks, bussers, managers, bar managers, bartenders, hosts.
If you're interested in being part of the team, send your resume to: rr131588@gmail.com

 Good Luck!

LACDA, Los Angeles, CaliforniaCall for Digital Artists & Photographers | Curator: Rebecca Matalon, MoCA | (Los Angeles, CA.)

 
 
TOP 40 JURIED COMPETITION
Curator: Rebecca Matalon
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Museum of Contemporary Art
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Curating Juror:
Rebecca Matalon
Curator at MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art
Enter our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Reception for previous Top 40 exhibit

Forty artists and photographers will be selected! The selected winners receive one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted.
Deadline for Entries: May 28, 2018
Winnners Announced: June 4, 2018
Exhibit Dates: June 14-July 7, 2018


LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm

Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Two easy steps to enter...
upload images here:
http://lacda.com/upload.html
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US
File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.
Online registration only.
For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com.
No phone calls please.
 One (1) entry covers three file uploads.
 URL for image upload is in confirmation page and confirmation email.

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Complete Prospectus (please read)

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Juried Competition
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
http://www.lacda.com

Description:
LACDA announces an open call for our juried competition featuring digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

Winners:
Forty winners will be selected. The selected winners recieve one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Deadline for Entries: May 28, 2018
Winnners Announced: June 4, 2018
Exhibit Dates: June 14-July 7, 2018


LACDA Artists' Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm
Artwalk preview: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.
Winners will be asked to FTP high resolution files to the gallery for printing.
Entry Fee:
Registration fee is $35US

Juror:
Rebecca Matalon
Curator at MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art

Submisson Rules:
Registration and submission are done through our web site only. File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.
Images up to three megabites in size. Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.

Sales of Artwork:
All artwork will be offered for sale. Gallery retains 50% of all sales. Winners retain ownership of all unsold works. All artwork remains the intellectual property of the winner. Winner agrees to allow use of their images for promotional purposes only.

Gallery Information:
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.




 
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Mickalene Thomas and her muses take over the Wexner Center September 13, 2018 (Columbus, OH.)

 Exploration of the artist and her muses includes the debut of a multichannel video work supported by a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award
 
"Portrait of Racquel #1 with Thick Skin" by Mickalene Thomas
September 13–December 30, 2018, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me, a major solo exhibition that will fill every gallery in the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary art space with nearly 30 paintings, videos, and immersive installations.
This exhibition will look at the expansive body of work Mickalene Thomas has produced between 2005 and 2018. Focusing primarily on the artist’s grandly scaled and opulent paintings, it will explore the intricacies of her visual dialogue with art history, identity, desire, power, authorship, and the historically fraught relationship between artist and subject.
Each of the Wexner Center’s four galleries will be devoted to one of Thomas’s significant and sustained muses: her late mother, Sandra; her former lover, Maya; her current partner, Racquel; and Thomas herself. By casting herself, her mother, and other formidable women in her life as her models and muses, the artist pushes the boundaries of beauty as defined in the canon of art history.
“Around the time I started taking photographs in the early 2000s, the reductive media stereotypes of young, black, female bodies were already pervasive,” Thomas says. “Women like Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, and Foxy Brown were at the forefront of pop culture and still limited to depicting themselves as objects of desire. I found this presentation of black women to be deeply in conflict with my understanding of myself and most black women I knew. It was crucial for me to flip these ideas by making images of women who were not, for example, a ‘Foxy Brown’ but also weren’t in line with the marginalizing narrative of female subjects in Western art history.“
Culling from traditions of painting and popular culture, Thomas creates portraits that demand attention and exude power. The works in the exhibition will feature her signature materials—rhinestones, painted patterns, collaged compositions, and appropriated source imagery—which she has used to challenge presumptions about perception, authenticity, and beauty.
“There is a deep intelligence in Thomas’s work and her prowess as an arbiter of art-historical traditions and practices,” cocurator Michael Goodson notes. “She consistently and lucidly folds the history of painting, replete with all its complications, into her own ideas. She reclaims—and in so doing redefines—ideas of beauty canonized in Western art history while demanding her own space, on her own terms.”
I Can’t See You Without Me subtly reveals the individual character of the artist’s muses, each of whose unique and collaborative relationships with Thomas have vitally informed their respective depictions. The sitters who recur in Thomas’s compositions assert their spirit, strength, and self-confidence, whether in a reclining pose after Ingres's La Grande Odalisque (1814); as brazen, afro-adorned beauties; or as female wrestlers inspired by erotic magazines.
As Thomas explains, “One of the things I look for in a subject is a unique and sometimes unexpected interpretation of what it means to be a woman. All of them have an inimitable charisma, but know their bodies and see themselves through the camera very differently. Most of my muses are very intimate figures in my life so they have become a reflection of who I am, who I want to be, and the kind of figures I am grateful to observe in the world; ones who deserve to be seen and represented.”
In addition to paintings, the exhibition will present site-specific murals and four of Thomas’s video works, including the debut of a new multichannel video work by Thomas set to music by three-time Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington. This piece was made possible with the support of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award.
The show will also feature tableaux reminiscent of urban living rooms—a nostalgic nod to the artist’s youth and the women who raised her—which Thomas builds as performative spaces in her studio for her models. These works provide a deeper understanding of her multimedia influences and impulses, where photography, collage, video, painting, and installation each inform the other.
Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me is organized by the Wexner Center’s Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, and Lucy I. Zimmerman, Curatorial Assistant. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an introduction by Goodson and newly commissioned essays providing cross-disciplinary perspectives on Thomas’s work by Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Chair of Comparative Women’s Studies at Spelman College; Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at Rutgers University; and Antwaun Sargent, a New York–based writer and art critic.
About Mickalene Thomas
Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is a 2015 USA Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Fellow, visual artist and filmmaker who draws on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Blurring the distinctions between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary, Thomas constructs complex portraits, landscapes, and interiors to examine how identity, gender, and sense of self are informed by the ways women are represented in art and popular culture. Rhinestones—the artist’s signature material and a symbol of femininity—serve as an added layer of meaning and a metaphor of artifice. Thomas uses rhinestones to shade and accentuate specific elements of each painting, while subtly confronting our assumptions about what is feminine and what defines women.
Thomas received a BFA from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 2000 and an MFA from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, in 2002.
Exhibition-Related Events
A free Super Sunday program with opportunities to explore the exhibition and engage in creative activities with local artists will take place on Sunday, October 7.
Two Faculty Gallery Talks are also scheduled: Simone Drake, Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, African American and African Studies at Ohio State, will speak on Thursday, September 27 at 1 PM; and Tosha Stimage, Visiting Faculty, Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design, will speak on Thursday, November. 15 at 6 PM. Both talks are free with gallery admission.
Image:
Mickalene Thomas
Portrait of Racquel #1 with Thick Skin, 2016
Rhinestones, acrylic, and oil on wood panel, 48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Collection of Marilyn and Larry Fields
© Mickalene Thomas / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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