Artist Member News
Thomas Somerville helped raise over $1,900 for Men of Color Health Awareness Program (MOCHA). Somerville's paintings were auctioned and the event was covered by The Inside, The Empty Closet and the local press. MOCHA is a peer driven initiative that has been in existence since December 1996. MOCHA provides HIV/AIDS education/outreach, case management and community development for men of color. www.mochaproject.org
Robert Miles Parker drawings will be presented by Playbill in a unique collection of postcards featuring pen-and-ink drawings of classic Broadway theatres. Street Scenes: The Art of Robert Miles Parker is a book of 12 black and white oversized postcards printed on glossy, premium card stock, perforated and bound. The cards are easily removed for mailing or framing as decorative art. for more information or to order your set, visit the Playbill Store at www.playbillstore.com
Patrick Webb paintings will be included in Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art by Jonathan Weinberg. Male Desire surveys how the male body has been portrayed for the last century and a half. From the academic-style paintings of Thomas Eakins in the 19th century to Félix González-Torres's conceptual works in the "age of AIDS," this fascinating book by the well-known art historian Jonathan Weinberg highlights specific artists while illuminating the artistic and cultural contexts in which they worked. Other artists include George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Paul Cadmus, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and many others. Published by Harry N Abrams, 2005.
James Romberger received a Francis J. Greenberger Award 2005. The awards honor artists "who for one reason or another have not been recognized by the world at large." The awards were launched in 1986 by Francis J. Greenberger, a New York real estate developer who is also founder and chairman of Art Omi International Arts Center, a residency program for artists, writers, musicians and dancers, and the Fields Sculpture Park in Columbia County, New York.
Joe Monroe has been selected by Ortho Biochem/Procrit for their 15-month calendar which will be distributed in September 2005. The calendar will represent 25 years of his artwork.
Steed Taylor is featured in the May issue of A & U magazine. Taylor is also currently an artist-in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts. The Atlantic Center for the Arts, in partnership with the City of New Smyrna Beach, presents "Hurricane Charm," a public artwork by New York City artist Steed Taylor that will be installed Friday and Saturday at New Smyrna Beach City Hall. "Hurricane Charm" is a response to the difficulties and devastation faced by the people of New Smyrna Beach during the 2004 hurricane season, as well as honoring their resilience, patience and strength. Coinciding with Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 15 - 21, it is a light-hearted talisman to bring good luck to the community and act as a reminder to prepare and rise to the challenge of the 2005 hurricane season. For more information visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
Gregg Cassin, artist and Co-Chair of AIDS, Medicine and Miracles is organizing "Renewing Community" a weekend conference taking place July 29-31, 2005 in Petaluma, Calif. AIDS, Medicine and Miracles is a national non-profit organization that promotes "...life-changing empowerment programs for ALL people affected by HIV, their loved ones and service providers...." For more information visit: www.AidsMedicineandMiracles.org
Joyce McDonald presented "The Potter and The Clay," a multimedia art exhibit unfolding one woman's story of her journey through hell to salvation, at the Long Island University in Brooklyn. Joyce's testimonial "From the Shooting Gallery to the Art Gallery," targets students and adults alike. The event took place at Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Vincent Cianni will be conducting a Youth Workshop Wednesday, August 10, at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, N.C. There will also be a reception with artist's talk and book signing: Thursday, August 11, 6-9 p.m. The Exhibitions Program at the Center for Documentary Studies presents images, documents, sound and written experiences in three galleries, bringing to light telling details and resonant moments in everyday life that might otherwise go unnoticed. Cianni's "We Skate Hardcore" documents the lives of young in-line skaters on the Southside of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y. His book We Skate Hardcore: Photographs from Brooklyn's Southside was published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004. See http://cds.aas.duke.edu/ for more information on the book and exhibition.
Laurence Young was featured in the March issue of New Hampshire Magazine. The article featured the painting, "New Hampshire Winter Woods," that was selected for purchase by The Governor Lynch Inaugural Committee. The unveiling took place in the State House this past January. The painting presently hangs in the Governor's Office and will be auctioned off later this year, to help raise monies for a local charity.
Stephen Andrews and Derek Jackson were both featured in this year's MIX:NYC Film Festival. The festival aims to bring together lesbian, gay and experimental filmmakers, creating a forum for both established and emerging artists. Selected films for the festival included Derek Jackson's "The Personal" and Stephen Andrews' "Quictime Interruptus". Derek Jackson was also recently interviewed on http://phib.blogspot.com/
The Fading Ad Gallery, founded and established by artist member Frank Jump, celebrates one year in business. Over the past year, Fading Ad Gallery in Brooklyn has exhibited a variety of artists, including Visual AIDS members Michael Berube, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Joe DeHoyos, William Donovan, Elliott Linwood, Steed Taylor and Benjamin Trimmier. Frank Jump, who is now celebrating 21 years of living with HIV/AIDS, will also display photographs from his Fading Ad Campaign and Urban EdiGlyphs collections. Selections of his archive will be on permanent exhibition in the rear gallery. The Fading Ad Gallery is committed to curating visual art that explores our changing urban landscape. For more information call 718-254-9300 www.fadingad.com
Julie Heller Gallery, 2 Gosnold Street Provincetown, Mass.
July 29 - August 5, 2005
Mary Ryan Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y.
June 23- September 10, 2005
Studio Thomas Keller
June 24 - July 3, 2005
Internationale Fototage Mannheim
Rhein-Neckar Triangle, Mannheim/ Ludwigshafen
June 16 - July 10, 2005
Anima Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif.
June 11 - July 8, 2005
Fillmore Art Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.
June 22 - July 22, 2005
Art Up Front Cambridge River Festival
Ferranti-Dege, Inc., 1300 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Minnie van Driver
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
Performance: June 17, 2005
The Sky is NO Limit
AmSouth Bank, Post & Cassat Streets, Jacksonville, Fla.
Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
David Spiher & Frank Holliday
Studio 37, 25 West 37th Street, 6th FL, New York, N.Y.
June 10, 6-9 p.m. and June 11, 12-5 p.m.
Barton Lidice Benes
Galleri Stefan Andersson, Sweden
May 28 - August 21, 2005
HomoMuseum, Group Show
Exit Art, New York, N.Y.
May 21 - July 30, 2005
Brian Crede and Michael Mitchell
Tom of Finland NYC Erotic Art Fair.
LGBT Center, New York, N.Y.
May 20 - 22, 2005
HalBromm, 90 West Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y.
Gallery Hours: Tue.-Thurs. and Sat. 12-4 p.m.
May 19-July 30, 2005
Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, Ill.
March - April 17, 2005
Mercy of Others, Group Show
Whitney ISP, New York, N.Y.
May 18 - June 25, 2005
HALOS: An Exhibition of Work
ART METROPOLE, 788 King Street West, Toronto, Canada
May 14 - July 30, 2005
Contemporary Erotic Drawing
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
May 12 - August 7, 2005
Between Before and After
Platform Gallery, Seattle, Wash.
May 12 - June 18, 2005
John Dugdale: Behold the Lamb of God
ClampArt, 531 West 25th Street, New York, N.Y.
May 12 - June 18, 2005
Indochine, Miami, Fla.
May 5, 2005
Assemblage, Collage, Construction
Gallery 402, New York, N.Y.
May 4 - May 21, 2005
Small Works: Paper Lithographs
Studio 21, Sugar Loaf, N.Y.
May - July 31, 2005
Harris A. Berman Diversity Gallery, Watertown, Mass.
May 2 - 27, 2005
Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
April 7 - April 28, 2005
James Romberger & Marguerite Van Cook
Tribes Gallery, New York, N.Y.
May 1-7, 2005
NY ARTIFICIAL, 223 West 10th St, New York, N.Y.
April 30 - May 22, 2005
Wedding Dress Studios
April 29-30, 2005
David Abbott, Mike Lee, Craig Russell, Gregory Russell, Joseph Stabilito, Frederick Weston and others
Life: A Celebratory Exhibit of Fine Art, Photgraphy & Ceramics
Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, N.Y.
April 22 - 23, 2005
Bob Burnside, Rene Capone, Joe De Hoyos, Charles Drees, David Faulk, Martin E. Freeman, Jerry Frost, Joel Hoyer, David King, Fran Lewis, Elliott Linwood, Nevin Robinson and others
Living Proof, a Visual Aid Group Exhibition
LGBT Community Center, San Francisco, Calif.
April 19-May 17, 2005
A Different View
Live Art Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.
April 18 - May 7, 2005
Johann Van Wyk
Museo de Estampas y Diseño Cruz Diez, Caracas, Venezuela
Arte Venezolano del Siglo XXI
Segunda Mega Exposición
April 17 - July 24, 2005
also Permanent Collection of Leslie Lohman Foundation
David Faulk, horea, David King, Elliott Linwood, Nevin Robinson and others
Visual Aid at Sixteen
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, Calif.
April 16 - Jun 26, 2005
Fading Ad Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
April 9 - May 22, 2005
Ring of Fire, Micaëla Gallery, 333 Hayes St., San Francisco, Calif.
April 7 - May 31, 2005
Newspace Gallery, Manchester, Conn.
March 10 - April 7, 2005
Kurt Weston, John Dugdale and others
Blind at the Museum, Berkeley Museum of Art
January 26 - July 24, 2004