Thursday, August 28, 2008

Work and Works in Process
by Ula Einstein

Noon to 6pm
September 6th and 7th
Artist in Residency Open Studio at
Safe T Gallery
111 Front Street, Gallery 214
Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York

Artists interesed in renting art in corporate venues
nationally should send emails to
"Send Agreement and schedule A form" in the subject line.
Here is how it works:

The rental rate is calculated on the cost of the work divided by the number of months in the lease. For example a $12,000 painting leased for 24 month term would yield a monthly fee of $500 of which the artist would receive 40% ($200 per month - $4,800 over the 24 month term). The client may renew the lease (if artist approves the renewed term). You may also negotiate a purchase with the client separate from the lease at the end of the term. The purchase price on this work valued at $12,000 would be determined by you. A $2500 purchase price would yield $7300 (between the lease and the purchase) which is $1300 more than you would in a typical 50/50 gallery arrangement. If the art is not sold and the client wishes to change the art, the work is returned to you at the client’s expense. This art rental program provides you with a monthly income while you gain exposure. You may set limitations on the geographic location and the type of business with which you wish to be affiliated.

Carolynn Williams is curating the on-line archive of work available for the program. She will be proactive in sales and installation of any of the corporate placements in her Art Rent Lease stable. Williams is currently concentrating on the Philadelphia to New York region.

The website which averages over 10,000 hits monthly is The archive of artists is not yet complete and Williams has not juried the current roster. She is seeking submissions from a more sophisticated level of artists which is why I have posted this blog entry.

Currently the site is geared to the renter outlining the specifics and tax advantages. The on-line gallery within the site just launched this week and I am helping to promote it with this post. If you are interested in Art Rent & Lease, e-mail inqiries to

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Borders #3, 2004 Oil on Mylar with collage, 42" x 48"

Aqueous #49, 2008
Oil on Mylar - 55 x 50 inches

Nanette Carter
Renowned for her oil on Mylar technique, Nanette Carter is referred to by many as a visual storyteller. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Nanette Carter graduated from Oberlin College in 1976 and went on to earn her MFA from Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to live and work in New York City and is currently a professor at Pratt Institute.Carter has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts and The New York Foundation for the Arts award. Her works are represented in many museums across the United States including the Studio Museum of Harlem, The Newark Museum, The Shomberg Library in New York, and The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.By special invitation of the U.S. State Department, Nanette Carter recently traveled to Syria as a Cultural Envoy for “The 7th Annual Women’s Art Festival,” along with a select group of female artists from France, Lebanon, Syria and Denmark. Nanette was chosen to represent the United States while traveling throughout the country exhibiting art and conducting various interactive lectures from November 25th to December 9th, 2007.Nanette began her trip in Syria’s capital, Damascus, where she had a solo exhibition with the local Kozah Gallery. She conducted workshops in Damascus and also Aleppo, teaching monotype techniques to university students and professional artists. Her travels and exhibitions were captured by four local newspapers as well as a TV interview in which she explains, “…as the Cultural Envoy to Syria, the fundamental objectives were to relay groundbreaking techniques, materials and ideas that are taking place in the Fine Arts in the U.S.”Introduced to many of Syria’s established artists, Nanette was amazed to learn about Syria’s long & rich cultural history. “Damascus is one of the oldest surviving inhabited cities on the globe,” she asserts.“Syria is a secular country where the Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, French and Germans once ruled.”Nanette concludes, “I found Syria’s people to be hospitable, kind and gracious.”

Friday, August 22, 2008

The large scale works of Marquez nearly always reflect his sinical observation of modern society. Using appropriated paintings (in this case Picasso’s Guernica), hidden imagery in shadows and reflections, “Slash, Bangbang, Boom” is a contemporary commentary on today’s society. He depicts a puppeteer as a joker (reflected in the mirror) standing behind a table or stage manipulating the marionette Pope. Cast in the shadow, is a scene of violence and despair. The artist implies the powerlesness of organized Religion to keep peace (in particular the Catholic church) or perhaps he alludes organized religion is actually the cause for the unrest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

French Canvas is offering several specials to celebrate the end of Summer.
Want to paint on large pre-stretched canvases but dread the shipping fees for large canvases? French Canvas is now offering FREE SHIPPING if you order four or more large canvases and discounted shipping rates if you order one, two, or three canvases. At these prices, why stretch your own canvas? Spend your time painting. We have the equipment, materials, and know-how to make top quality, professional, large canvases. Place an order online between now and September 15th for large canvases, and we'll issue a 10% credit back to your credit card.

LARGE STRETCHER BARS Buy any stretcher bars 48" and larger between
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Renovation yard sale

Outdoor furniture, art, antiques, furniture, kitchen
cabinets, counter & sink, tiles,
new lamps, bed linens, kitchen wares,
giftware, containers, mint julep cups,
silver plated candlesticks,
silver picture frames, barware, linens,
porcelain cakestands,
silver plated floor standing altar vases
ribbon, fabric & seasonal items
floral supplies and more!

192 Halsey St. Southampton
Saturday, August 23 9:00am-3:00pm
Rain date: Saturday, August 30

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I recently met Cecile during her visit to Mark Borghi Fine Art when she came to the Hamptons for ArtHamptons. Her name above links to her web site. Her paintings are abstractions of her travels, both physical and emotional. They may allude to sunflower fields in France, the Italian countryside, New York City's Central Park, Morocco or Mexico, but they all reflect her feelings for the places visited rather than illastration of exact imagery.
Morocco, the warmth and attire of its people, Berber music, ornate architecture, breathtaking mountain villages, and colorful crafts are all imprinted in memory and later painted.
Moroccan Enclosures, a series of works executed with oils on linen canvas or paper, often Japanese mulberry paper, refer to villages, palatial courtyards, moushrabiyas, or wrought iron window gratings. The latter two evoke past, and, to a degree, present restrictions placed on women's lives.
In Brunswick's words; "When art and creators become ambassadors both at home and abroad, the ensuing dialogue and friendships formed, invariably open up a dialogue for peace and understanding among people of differing faiths and cultures. Can there be a better way?"

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Buchenwald (or in this case) Dreaming of Butterflies
Pencil, Latex, Gouache on Paper
15" x 22 1/2"

In this installation at John Jermain Memorial Library: Pages From History or Reimagining the Self, Pasca seeks to make visible the alternative landscapes in our lives with images that invite the view to explore new spaces and histories. The exhibit runs through August.

Jesse Pasca is best known for his labor intensive 'micro-writing' and his grid-based drawings that act as physical evidence of attention in an increasingly digitized world. Pasca identifies our cultural fascination with all things technological and digital as the invisible tacit agreement that ties us to our perceived hope for evolution and transformation. For too long, "advancement" has been synonymous with increases in velocity, intensity and efficiency. A question of quality, of sustainability and the commensurate awareness of our (human) position on the planet requires thoughtfulness and, intention and attention. Examples of this work can be seen currently at Josée Bienvenu Gallery, in Chelsea, NYC at the microwave six exhibition. Pages From History is a more intuitive extension of this work- a more obvious invitation for the viewer to explore our individual and shared landscapes and histories. The artist is especially happy to be showing these works at the John Jermain Memorial Library. He said, "I spend as much time as possible in Sag Harbor, the pace is more human. I can stroll. Similar to growing one's own food the act of going to a library is subversive in our culture. In an age of immediacy, the search for knowledge needs to take on texture in order for it to 'stick'. There is magic in selecting a book from the stacks. Just the connection to the width or color of the spine of a book may hold some key. Bringing this work to the library is a joyful process for me. I imagine what narratives might be borne from the works." John Jermain Memorial Library hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

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