September is coming!
We hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready for fall.
Featured Member: Pauline Houston McCall
Pauline Houston McCall is a multimedia artist, vocalist and activist who believes deeply in connecting the threads between many disciplines.
“Art is another way of speaking to the world.”
“I want to speak LOUD!”
Her large paintings and sculptures and intimate drawings have graced exhibitions throughout the tri-state area, with a deep focus on the falling and rising of the human spirit, told through figurative imagery and stories.
She has designed and painted multiple indoor and exterior murals in Philadelphia and is involved in the bold beautification of neighborhoods through the arts.
Most recently Pauline's art was commissioned for the new real estate development 30 Hudson Yards in New York City.
“One of the most powerful things that could happen to an artist, a woman artist, a woman artist of color, is to be commissioned by the largest bank in the world to create multiple works of art to enhance their new architectural structure,” said Houston McCall. “Working directly with interior architects and designers is a supreme honor and the works I have created beautifully reflect the inspiration that I gained from that process.”
Founder and Director of women’s artist collaborative Women Holler, Houston McCall was also recently the featured artist in Now – a multicultural group exhibition of 17 female and female-identifying artists. At the same time, her work was featured in the gallery of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters with back to back exhibitions for Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Visit Pauline's website to see more of her work and learn more about her.
Extraordinary Member Accomplishments!
• Cynthia Back (work pictured) is a 2019 recipient of a Gottlieb Foundation grant.
• Marilyn Rodriguez is featured in a television spot highlighting PECO’s support of the Taller Puertoriqueño.
• The "Salon des Refusés" show at iMPeRFeCT Gallery, curated by Simone Spicer and Virginia Maksymowicz, was reviewed by Edith Newhall in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
• Simone Spicer was chosen for the “Flow” exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum.
• Virginia Maksymowicz is spending two weeks in August at the Trainor Arts Residency, run by Gallery Joe, in Surrey, Maine.
• Bonnie MacAllister was juried into the National Association of Women Artists (founded 1889). She received an honorable mention for “Seldom Make Passes?” which was exhibited in Small Works Summer 2019 at NAWA Gallery, 315 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018. EXHIBITION DATES: July 10-August 21, 2019 @NAWAnews
Artist Interview: Iffat Pugh
Iffat Pugh (Eazy Breezy Art) was recently interviewed for JERKS Productions Inside the Underground series. In the 13-minute-long video, Iffat talks about her illustrations, surface design, and her current project working on a children's book. Iffat discusses how she got into art, what she's working on now, what she likes to do when not creating, and more exciting topics that help you see what makes this artist who she is.
First Friday Preview: Showroom - Shawn Hileman and Collaborators
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6 at 6:00 PM
High 5 Gallery
554 North Lawrence Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Join us for a retrospective from Shawn Hileman @mastheadprintstudio and his collaborators from the past 10 years. Enjoy an evening of fabric, installations, and a set of limited edition prints that will all be made for your viewing pleasure to enjoy each day in your home. Explore, wander the space, and view all the carefully selected elements in the show which have been crafted to cater to all types of lifestyles. Shawn Hileman is a graphic designer, illustrator, screenprinter and an adjunct professor at Rowan University. Over the past 10 years, he has built a client base including Google, Urban Outfitters, Citibank and Live Nation. He runs Masthead Print Studio, a screenprinting studio and gallery in Northern Liberties. Refreshments will be served. Exhibition on display through September. Additional gallery hours Sat & Sun 12-5pm.
Featured Opportunity: 8th ANNUAL GERMANTOWN SHOW
"Looking for Justice, Beauty and Love"
Sept. 14 - Oct. 12, 2019
A Best in Show Award
as voted by the participating artists
For Best in Show
as voted by visitors at large
iMPeRFeCT Gallery is again honored and excited to invite ALL artists from far and wide and of all types, to participate in our 8th! open call exhibition to kick off the season. Our annuals are organized around the principles of non-juried, non judged engagement, with rigor, camaraderie and celebration in mind.
ARTISTS!!! We want to hear your voices, whether gentle or loud, profound or insane. We wanna see what's moving you... and like always, Thank you for what you do!
... And for the second year, there will be a "Linden's Gift", an annual $500 award, made possible by the generosity of Susan Guggenheim and her family, to be given to the "Best in Show", (as determined by the voting of all participating artists) to celebrate the life of her son Linden Jordan Eskenazi, known in Germantown as LJ.
Artist Studios Available in West Philadelphia: Green Line Workspace
A project of artist Douglas Witmer and his business partner, Dan Thut, who own the Green Line Café. The building is located on Lancaster Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets. There are two studios left: one on the ground floor (ADA accessible) and one on the second floor. Square footage is modest but ceilings are very high.
Reasonable rent includes trash service, communal kitchen, bathroom maintenance, Internet, individually controlled heat/cooling units and a well-managed building.
Listed on Craigslist here.
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