Archive for February 19, 2007

Art Fairs this weekend in NYC! Friday – Monday, February 23-26

Two important contemporary art fairs will be held this weekend in NYC, and shuttle busses will be running between the two to make it easier to take it all in.

The Armory Show: The International Fair of New Art is in a new venue, Pier 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue near the West Side Highway. Public viewing hours are 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., with an earlier closing of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26th. Click here for location information.

Catch the shuttle busses from the Armory Show’s Pier 94 (street level, 55th Street)to transport you to SCOPE (provided every 15 minutes).

SCOPE NEW YORK (February 23-26) will be held at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, located at 62nd Street at 10th Avenue. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Click here for location information.

It is a very interesting time to assess the market for photography within the larger contemporary art market; attending these shows will be an excellent glimpse into the place photography now holds at contemporary art fairs. I am completely jealous of all you who can attend!

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2007 Creative Capital Grants in Visual Arts and Film/Video OPEN FOR SUBMISSION; Deadline: March 5th

Creative Capital, a New York City-based nonprofit organization, “acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields. We are committed to working in partnership with the artists whom we fund, providing advisory services and professional development assistance along with multi-faceted financial aid and promotional support throughout the life of each Creative Capital project.” U.S. Citizens age 25 or older who have been working artists for a minimum of five years may apply for the upcoming grant cycle. There are three steps to the process: letter of inquiry, application and panel review. To start that cycle, you must complete a 2007 Letter of Inquiry by March 5th. Read the guidelines here.

This is an incredible organization doing important work. Whether you apply this year or not, I hope all of you will become more aware of their program offerings.

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