The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture – Artist Clarity Haynes

Part 6 of the conference, The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture

The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture, 2011
Speaker: Artist Clarity Haynes College Art Association Conference Panel/Special Event, February 12, 2011. Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Panelists:
Brandon Brame Fortune, Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Diane Radycki, Director, Payne Gallery, Moravian; Kathleen Gilje, Artist; Patricia Cronin, Artist and Associate Professor, Brooklyn College; Clarity Haynes, Artist; Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Portrait Subject; and Robin Burdulis, Portrait Subject.

Moderated by: Beth Gersh-Nesic, Director, New York Arts Exchange.

Videos by:
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The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture, 2011

Related Links

The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture – Artist Patricia Cronin, a video post by Feminine Moments

Vancouver: New Beginnings at Pride in Art

Press Release by QAF

The Pride in Art Society is delighted to announce it has been approved for Operating Assistance in the Professional Arts Festivals program at the BC Arts Council. This is a milestone for the Pride in Art Society, and the promotion from project funding to operating funding reflects an important endorsement.

The assessment committee praised the Pride in Art’s Queer Arts Festival for its “incredible work and great aggressive programming… with the bar set very high on artistic achievement… a very healthy, broad demographic. Advisors appreciated the intensive work with youth, showing commitment especially to young artistic people. It is very important to have mentorship in place… Advisors remarked that the organization is strong, organized, really well managed and doing very well… Extremely strong, well qualified people from the board to operations, production and administration are doing all the right things.”

Operating client status recognizes Pride in Art as an “established arts festival organizations that produce a major annual festival, present and feature professional artists, have a clear unifying theme or vision, and have stable artistic and administrative leadership.” This highly coveted achievement offers a measure of stability in provincial government funding, in the midst of much economic uncertainty for arts organizations.

This milestone comes at an exciting time for the festival, with several other key changes taking place in 2014. Theo Jakob joined the Pride in Art team in January 2014 as Managing Director. Theo comes to us after 4 years as Festival Program Coordinator at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, with particular expertise as a consultant and community programmer whose work often centres around policy, organizational development, sustainability, anti-oppression and accessibility. We are excited to welcome this brilliant young arts administrator to our team.

Kenneth Yuen joined the team in March 2014 as Communications Coordinator. Over the past 5 years, he has worked with various artist-run centres and organizations, including Access Gallery, and On Main Gallery. Kenneth comes from a visual arts background and has worked as a project assistant on many projects with Paul Wong, co-curator of QAF 2013: TransgressionNow.

Finally, 2014 also sees long-time QAF team member Rachel Iwaasa take the helm as Acting Artistic Director during a one-year sabbatical for founding Artistic Director SD Holman.

Pride in Art has also relocated its office from the East Side to the West End. Now housed on the second floor of Gordon Neighbourhood House at Broughton and Comox, we are tickled pink to find a place in Vancouver’s other gaybourhood.

“These are dynamic new beginnings for QAF,” enthused Acting Artistic Director Rachel Iwaasa. “It is so heartening to see the overwhelming surge of public support we experienced last Spring reflected by government funders, and we are grateful to the Province of British Columbia for its support of the arts. We look forward to this new relationship with the BC Arts Council, and will work hard to continue to earn their confidence.”

The Pride in Art Society produces the Queer Arts Festival (QAF), a three-week artist-run professional multi-disciplinary arts festival at the Roundhouse every July-August in Vancouver. QAF celebrates the unique creative expressions of visual and performing artists who identify as queer — people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, and intersex. QAF is Canada’s only professional queer festival with a curated visual arts exhibition, a community visual art show, a series of performing arts events, and workshops for adults and youth. QAF produces, presents and exhibits work with a curatorial vision favouring innovative, challenging, thought-provoking art that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue, and has garnered wide acclaim as “an out-and-out cultural bonanza” (Vancouver Sun), “some of the most adventurous of any local arts festival” (Vancouver Province) and “on the forefront of aesthetic and cultural dialogue today” (Xtra).

QAF 2014, ReGenerations will run from July 23-August 9.

The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture – Patricia Cronin


Excerpt part 5 of The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture conference: Artist Patricia Cronin from bportraitprojct on Vimeo. Published 2011.

Part 5 of The Feminist Breast: Women, Nudity and Portraiture

Artist Patricia Cronin on White Marmorean Flock and her book HARRIET HOSMER – LOST AND FOUND. A CATALOGUE RAISONNE (2009).
College Art Association Conference Panel/Special Event, February 12, 2011 at
Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Panelists:

Brandon Brame Fortune, Curator, National Portrait Gallery;
Diane Radycki, Director, Payne Gallery, Moravian;
Kathleen Gilje, Artist;
Patricia Cronin, Artist and Associate Professor, Brooklyn College;
Clarity Haynes, Artist;
Wilhelmina Obatola Grant, Portrait Subject;
and Robin Burdulis, Portrait Subject.

Moderator:

Beth Gersh-Nesic, Director, New York Arts Exchange.

Related Links

Patricia Cronin’s description of the book HARRIET HOSMER – LOST AND FOUND. A CATALOGUE RAISONNE (Charta Art Books, Milan, 2009).
Harriet Hosmer (1830 – 1908), article by Jeffery Byrd at glbtq, an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture.

California: DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR LEXhibition!

Press release

Queer Cultural Center: Call for Art
Call for Entries
QCC LEXhibiton
Lexington Club
3464 19th St. SF
May 31 – July 15, 2014
Reception — June 23, 2014

New Deadline is April 14, 2014
Mail Entries to: LEX@queerculturalcenter.org

QCC LEXhibitions

The Queer Cultural Center is launching a new exhibition series in partnership with the Lexington Club and is inaugurating that series by seeking submissions for a group exhibition of artwork by local artists to take place during PRIDE month, 2014.

This first exhibition’s theme is Queer & Now. Queer & Now is an invitation for artists to look at themselves and their communities and investigate what issues or concerns are most urgent now. Art can explain our experiences in ways that we often cannot because it does more than reflect history – art is history. We invite artists to send us their visual creative narratives, commentary, and interventions which represent our moments-personal and collective.

The LEX, Your Neighborhood Dyke Bar, has been a community mainstay for the entire Queer Community, since 1997. We are looking for 2D work: Painting, Photography, Graphic Art, Drawing, Collage, etc. to be on view during regular business hours (5p-2a). Since the LEX is a Bar, neither QCC nor the LEX can be responsible for any damage to the work. Please keep this in mind when you are submitting your work. We suggest prints of work or work framed under Plexiglas. All work must arrive “ready to hang.”

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

New Deadline is April 14, 2014
Please send the following to: LEX@queerculturalcenter.org
1. Please send visual documentation of completed work. You may submit 2 to 5 jpegs No Bigger Than 640 x 480 px. Please carefully label your images beginning with your last name and image number (example: Lastname_Image1.jpg).
2. Please include a Work Sample List describing each sample.
3. Work must be ready to hang.
5. A brief resume or narrative.
6. A brief statement explaining how your work relates to the theme.

Please send your submission via email to LEX@queerculturalcenter .org

Sydney: Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances

Press Release by Anne Bentley

Invitation By Anne Bentley

Anne Bentley & Meggs Yeo – cousins alone together for the first time in:

Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances
7 – 17 May, 2014
Sheffer Gallery
38 Lander Street Darlington, Sydney 2008 (02) 9310 5683
Wednesday – Saturday 11AM – 6PM

Opening with a welcome by special guest artist, Linda Brescia
Saturday 10th May 2014 2PM – 6PM

Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances

Notorious killers and death by lawnmower – embroidery, photography, painting and collage – over 50 works comprise a new exhibition by Meggs Yeo & Anne Bentley.

Kitchen Sink and Other Domestic Disturbances was born out of a mutual love of art, a deep friendship and the same black humour.

Just over 13 years ago, these two artists met for coffee and three hours later, they were fast friends. When Anne first met Meggs, it was not only about art – Anne had just bought a painting by Meggs, but she discovered they were both descendents of the same Irish man on their paternal sides.

Serendipity aside, Anne and Meggs are enthusiastic fans (and collectors) of each others’ works and neither know why they hadn’t created a joint show together sooner. This could simply be a matter of the right time to do so because, as soon as they decided on a duo exhibition, the ideas came tumbling out and haven’t stopped yet.

They’ve taken a look at our domestic world and turned it sideways: Meggs Yeo began with famous & infamous Australian killers; the women she has embroidered onto tea towels but she gives only a hint of who they were and what they did. She follows on with watercolour & pen drawings of some of the better known inhabitants of Pentridge gaol in Victoria – now a new housing precinct with ½ million dollar apartments. Meggs has also created works of showing wool fetish people (people who wear total body suits made of wool) and Pica people – people who eat non-nutritional substances like rocks, sand and your couch…

Self-taught artist Anne Bentley works with collage, photography and naïve painting. Her seemingly innocuous painting of 3 bottles with striped straws has the title, “Jonestown Lemonade”, a reference to the Kool Aid killing of 918 members of the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project. Another painting, “The Dangers of Outdoor Yoga” includes a lawnmower and blood, lots of blood! Everyone seems happy in her kitchen collages but seen in the window is a nuclear mushroom cloud.

Strolling through the creative minds of Anne & Meggs may disturb, but it will more likely delight; so, don’t call the men in white coats just yet; these two are the remedy, not the cause.