Art in Ithaca?



New Links

I added a few new links today.

about local music: Ithaca Underground   Ithaca Music   The Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Ithaca Events is hosted by the arts council: It needs to be and might be updated.

Net.Art   Elmira Remix

The Collector

Tommi Brem, who appears to be a German who sayes “art used to make me angry,” has decided to start collecting contemporary art. He’s documenting how his collection grows from zero artworks, no experience, and a little money. You can follow him on Twitter, a blog, OR you can join his community of independent collectors. This social network swaps information, ratings, and searches for artists together.  

You’re not too late to get in on the story. He started collecting this past June. I just read on Twitter that he is trying to acquire a group of artworks which I already own… and that I bought in Ithaca. The Johnson Museum already showed us this summer that “Ithaca Collects” (although that show sort of felt like “art professors from CU collect”).  Tommi’s social network is helping independent collectors find artists from all over the world. How do you find the artists you want to support in Ithaca? And who do you trust to connect you with artists?

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Today and Tomorrow!!

Tomorrow the legislative session convenes (Nov. 18th). It’s not news to anyone that the Governor is proposing cuts for the arts. It only takes a minute to send an email that may alter the “cut list.”

Act Now! Alliance Arts Action for NY

Opportunity: Local: November 13th


CSMA Annual Open Show

Call for Submissions 

Deadline for applications: Thursday, November 13th by midnight. 

The Community School of Music and Arts invites visual artists to submit artwork to one of the largest open gallery shows in Ithaca.  The Annual Open Show will open on Friday, December 5th, 2008 with Gallery Night of Ithaca, and will continue through January 16th, 2009. Accepted work must be delivered to CSMA by Monday, December 1st by 5pm. A CSMA tradition, the exhibit includes work by established and emerging local artists working in a variety of media.  Although space for three dimensional work is limited, sculptural pieces will be considered. 

How to submit artwork to CSMA:  Read the rest of this entry »

Retrospective of John Wood

John Wood, who spends his summers in Ithaca, is showing photographs, sculpture, and drawings at three venues in Rochester this fall. Together the George Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery, and Visual Studies Workshop commemorate a lifetime of work by Wood.

Review of John Wood “On The Edge of Clear Meaning” by Rebecca Rafferty

Opportunity: Local: Saltonstall: 15 Jan 09

Deadline: 15 January 2009

Residency: 1 month in summer 2009

This summer the Saltonstall summer fellowship  includes Poetry, Memoir/Creative Non-fiction, Painting/Sculpture/Visual Arts, and Photography. The applications are due 15 January 2009