Online auction of Artblog, Theresa Rose, JJ Tizou, Martha Madigan and the Museum Workers Union


Online auction of Artblog, Theresa Rose, JJ Tizou, Martha Madigan and the Museum Workers Union

A veritable mish-mash of information for you, this week’s News summarizes the comings and goings, the passages and other interesting information circulating in the artistic ether of Philadelphia. Looked!

Art Blog News

Artblog’s auction goes live with the “Buy Now” option live on Thursday, September 8!

“Black Boy Joy” by Terrell Halsey. (Edition 3/21), Digital photo print on Hahnemule Photo Rag Baryta, 24×36”

We love artists and are once again touched by their generosity towards Artblog! The breadth and depth of the art donated to the Artblog auction is wonderful and a great representation of the Philadelphia art community. Take a look at our online auction page here and see what we mean! The online auction will be live with a “Buy Now” option from 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8 to noon on Thursday, September 15. Full auction information is here. Register here.


Theresa Rose is Rair’s first CEO! Congratulations Therese!

RAIRRecycled Artist in Residency, “prepares for programmatic expansion and site development,” and they added Therese Rose to their team as General Manager! Artblog is a big fan of RAIR and Theresa Rose, artist, educator, curator, administrator and lawyer. We were very lucky to have Theresa teach Artblog’s Artist and Social Responsibility course held at the Arts and Humanities Village in 2015! Theresa was a wonderful teacher and mentor for this class. Excerpt from the RAIR press release…

“Rose’s arrival marks an important moment for RAIR as they embark on strategic planning to increase their capabilities, build partnerships within communities new and old, redefine their support for the circular economy, as well as develop new programs and initiatives that begin using the Superfund site alongside their current location The Superfund site, aka Metal Bank, will serve as an extension of the artist residency program, as well as a testing ground for environmental work and ecological.

Sixteen BIPOC Arts Organizations Receive Over $6 Million in General Operating Support Grants from Philadelphia’s Cultural Treasures

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to be part of the collaborative effort to bring the Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative to Philadelphia. Learn more in this press release from the William Penn Foundation. More information here. Congratulations to the recipients of these necessary operating support grants:

Philadelphia African American Museum
Al-Bustan Cultivation Seeds
Asian Arts Initiative
Black Star
Brandy Wine Workshop
Bushfire Theater of the Performing Arts
Community Education Center
Indigenous Peoples Day Philly Inc.
African Dance and Drum Ensemble Kulu Mele, Inc.
Norris Square neighborhood project
Philadelphia Clef Jazz and Performing Arts Club
Scribe Video Center
South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)
Greater Puertorriqueño
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!)
West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance / Paul Robeson House and Museum

JJ Tizzou’s 10th march around the Philadelphia perimeter
Read all about it here and register here for tickets. Walks are Sept. 10 – 26, and you can come in and out as you wish. Tickets are variable priced, $15/25/50 per walking segment

Martha Madigan dies (via Virginia Maksymowicz)
We are sorry to hear the news of Martha Madigan’s passing. Learn more about the artist and educator here.

PMA workers’ union votes to strike
It strikes us as odd that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is fighting a labor union. But it’s what is apparently happening. Hopefully the negotiations (which are ongoing) will resolve the issues so that a strike is not necessary. Strikes are hard on the workers as well as on the institutions and we hope that enlightenment rains down on the souls of the PMA negotiators and that strength fills the minds of the workers.

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