Guest Curator: Mary Anna Pomonis
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 9, 5 to 7 p.m.
Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art draws from the transcendence of exploration in the shamanistic, transcendent and divine nature of ancient relationships between anima and art. Challenging the space of the art gallery or white cube, the objects and artists create a context for spiritual passage and sanctification. Using the space as a healing ground, this group show proposes two different approaches to creating secular images of the sacred: The first group is composed of artists who make work that is derived from ritualistic action in the studio; the second is a depictive account of aura both serious and cynical.
502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
January 12 - March 10, 2013
Reception: Saturday, January 12th, 6-9pm
Fifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present Doing Pennants. This group show of artist-made flags brings together over 100 contributors from Los Angeles and beyond to celebrate the pennant. Each artist was assigned to create one triangular flag using any material and subject matter of their choice. These flags will be collectively strung in banner style throughout Fifth Floor Gallery to honor the carnivalesque heraldry of this ubiquitous free-flying form.
Pennants are made with various media and are approximately 12" h. x 9" w.
Each pennant is for sale for $150.
Shipping & handling is $20 or you may pick up in-store for free.
Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S, Suite 258
Seattle, WA 98108
Today we're excited to offer a print edition by Wendy Given, from her series In the Land of Pioneer. Wendy is pledging 100% of her proceeds to the Wildlife Conservation Network and joins 68 fellow artists who've sold over 750 prints in support of causes they care about.
Title: Orb of Gold, 2012, from the series In the Land of Pioneer
Edition Size: 13
To Benefit: The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. They partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN works in a culturally respectful manner engaging local stewards, ensuring that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.
224 NW 13TH Ave
Portland, OR 97209
503 937 7000
537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10AM – 5PM
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Humble Arts Foundation, in association with Hasted Kraeutler, is pleased to announce its third, biennial edition of 31 Women in Art Photography opening at Hasted Kraeutler, located at 537 West 24th Street, on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6PM – 8PM. 31, curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein, celebrates thirty-one of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition continues through August 17, 2012.
The exhibition presents an eclectic mix of new talent culled from open submissions, and similar to Humble Art Foundation’s past projects, the work included defies fixed genres in contemporary art photography and features an international pool of images that range from documentary to still life, and in some cases incorporates multiple approaches.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 68 artists selected for inclusion in its 2012 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers").
Debuting on April 5, 2012 and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2013.
Jurors Laura Moya and Clint Willour
OPENING / FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012, 6PM TO 9PM
OPENING / SATURDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2012, 7 TO 10 PM
Every once in a while someone really special comes along, like American artist Wendy Given. Wendy is one of those people who puts the “art” in artist. I feel at peace knowing that someone is out there, spending their time coaxing little elf heads out of peanuts by very carefully carving their faces out of the seedpod. With focused lighting, careful placement of shadows, and the use of a macro lens, each peanut assumes a distinctive identity which become readily available for us to see.
Another thing I really admire in an artist is their unwavering commitment – someone who is truly dedicated to their craft. Wendy is one of those people, and has dedicated much of her artistic career observing and documenting the otherworldly and the supernatural – exploring an ongoing fascination with myth and magic. With exhibitions and titles like “How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit”, “Of Augur and Auspice: No 5 (from under the pillow)” and “Turn Your Back to the Forest, Your Front to Me” one feels drawn into the narrative without even having seen the picture.
I think these would make the perfect gift for the kid who has everything, writ large on a dining room wall, or next to the kitchen cupboard! Whatever the reason, if this doesn’t whet your Christmas-Elf whistle, I’ll be making you fruitcake in August.
Wendy is planning a solo exhibition at Nationale in Portland, OR this year, and her work is going to be included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA.
— Emily McInnes
ARTISTS RECEPTION AUGUST 20, 6- 8:30 PM
FIRST THURSDAY OPENINGS / JUNE 2 AND JULY 7, 5 TO 8 PM
OPENING / JANUARY 14TH, 2011, 7 TO 10 PM
CONVERSATION WITH THE ARTIST: SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 4 PM
OPENING / JUNE 3RD, 2010, 5 TO 8 PM
224 NW 13TH Ave
Portland, OR 97209
503 937 7000
Portland, Ore., May 28, 2010 – Wieden+Kennedy is pleased to announce a new gallery exhibition of photography, sculpture and drawing by Wendy Given. How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit, opens at WKG (Wieden+Kennedy Gallery) in Portland, Oregon Thursday, June 3, 2010, with a reception from 5-8pm.
Each winter at Blue Lake in Sisters, Oregon, visual artists, dancers, musicians, theatre artists, writers, scientists, designers, architects and engineers apply to come to caldera for month-long residencies. Each accepted resident is given the time, space and solitude to devote themselves to their work in a private creek-side cottage with additional rehearsal and studio space nearby.
Featuring: Aaron Pultz, Andrea Bakacs, Desiree Edkins, Gary Grenell, Jarvi Kononen, Jeff Leisawitz, Kristin Imig, Larry Larsen, Laura Newlon, Margot Quan Knight, Minh Carrico, Scott Kuehner, Teri Fullerton, Todd Jannausch, Wendy Given, William Rugen
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 pm
111 Front Street, Gallery 214
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347 731 6559
My self published open edition book "No Man's Land" will be exhibited and for sale in a new gallery space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC, focusing on artist's books and prints and their integration into the larger art world. OPENING SEPT. 17!
Gallery 1 The space for artist’s books, prints, and related ephemera
Devoted to all aspects of the medium of artist’s books, where all the work is on view, accessible and for sale. You will find a combination of the informality of a store with the selectivity and installation of a gallery. We have racks of zines and open edition work; shelves with limited edition books; cases and pedestals of sculptural books that push the form, as well as books from the floor up and those hanging from the ceiling. Hand pulled prints hang on the walls, but not always in traditional forms. As many artists discovered books through printmaking, the two complement each other naturally. For those of you unable to visit us in person, we provide information on the website about our artists, the work of theirs on exhibition and an easy mechanism for purchasing their work.
SHORTLIST AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
OPENING / JUNE 4TH, 2009, 5 TO 8PM
A Juried Group Landscape Exhibit
714 NW Davis, Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222 1142
OPENING / SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 6 TO 9 PM
Fifth Floor is pleased to present the work of two artists based in the Pacific Northwest, Diem Chau and Wendy Given. The show entitled, Short Stories, will feature the photographic series, A. hypogaea albus (peanut elves) by Wendy Given and tiny human caricatures carved from crayons and pencils as well as embroidered ceramics by Diem Chau. Both artists' work is inspired by myths and oral traditions passed on generationally.
OPENING / SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 3 TO 5 PM
GALLERY TALK / TUESDAY, MARCH 10, NOON
Featuring the work of Wendy Given, Anne Mathern, Hayley Barker. Three artists based in Oregon and Washington use painting, photography, sculpture and video to explore our real and imagined relationship with nature.
Exhibition loan from Joie Lassiter Gallery.
OPENING / OCTOBER 17, 6 - 8 PM
Artist Talk Saturday, October 18th at 2 pm
1037 Monroe Street
Atlanta, GA 30306
tel 404 875 7100
OPENING / OCTOBER 4, 6 - 9 PM
As a part of “Otis across LA,” Fifth Floor is pleased to present the work of a diverse group of Otis College of Art and Design alumni. These are the hand-made and limited edition works of furniture, art, and design that you won’t find at your neighborhood big box store.
502 Chung King Court / Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel 213 687 8443
The video Harnessing Nature will be included in this screening:
Los Angeles Art Association is proud to partner with Otis College of Art and Design on an essential screening of Otis' time-based and new media artists. Part of Otis' 90th Anniversary celebration, this screening will acknowledge and commemorate the many important video artists fostered at Otis. Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm, Free admission.