Thursday, June 18, 2009

Photos, and Dancing, and More Books!!!

Bambino and I have full dance cards this evening, attending two events that offer real ITE* value. First is the book signing for Jackie Battenfield's new book, The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy, and I can tell you it's simply packed with real world, world-class advice. For those who don't know her, Jackie founded the highly regarded and very effective "Artists in the Marketplace" program at the Bronx Museum (deadline for next session of which is June 30).

I've known artists before they took Jackie's course and then saw what can only be described as metamorphic differences in how professionally they went about finding galleries and working with them after the course. Truly, I'm not sure there's anything Jackie doesn't know about the emerging art market, having seen in it from the administration, dealer, and the artist's points of view. Here are the details for the event:
Cue Art Foundation
Thursday, June 18, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm

511 West 25th Street, ground floor, Btwn 10th and 11th Ave
New York, NY

I think it's open the public, but you can call to make sure if you're not among the thousand or so people invited already.

Then, thanks to those lovely patrons of the arts, MAO and Dr. Quiz, we're off to "Some Like It Hot," Aperture's first Summer Party. MAO tells the story:
So the Aperture Foundation got artist Thomas Allen to donate this amazing print for their First Annual Summer Party on June 18th.

So, anyone who buys a party ticket for $150, gets this cool hot print for free!

The print is an 8 x 10 signed C-Print, in an edition of 250.

So, Even if you can't make it to the party.. the print is worth well over $150.

More info on Photographer Thomas Allen, you'll find it here.

This great print and party event tickets can be purchased here :

Here are the Event Details..See you at the Party!



THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 8:00-11:00 PM

An exclusive limited-edition print by Thomas Allen, commissioned byAperture!
A raffle of choice items, including a commissioned portrait by MatthewPillsbury!
Live music by Garage-Rock Band the Willowz!
CO-CHAIRED BY: Michael Foley, Michael Hoeh, Cathy Kaplan, Severn Taylor

Please join Aperture for the foundation’s first summer party celebrating
great photography and music at Aperture’s fabulous gallery space in the
heart of Chelsea’s art district. The backdrop for the party is the
spectacular Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography
exhibition, curated by Lyle Rexer.

Tickets are $150 for a single, and $150 for a double. All ticket holders
(single and dual) will receive an exclusive limited edition print by Thomas
(pictured above) created specially for the event. Guests will mingle
with Aperture artists, enjoy cocktails and canapés, have the chance to win
spectacular raffle items, including a commissioned portrait by Matthew
Pillsbury, and hear the live music from the Willowz "One of America's most promising young bands."-The Village Voice.

Some Like It Hot is co-chaired by Michael Foley, Aperture patron and
collector Michael Hoeh and Aperture board members Cathy Kaplan, and Severn Taylor.

All proceeds from the party will go towards Aperture’s publications, exhibitions, and public programs.

WHEN AND WHERE: THURSDAY, June 18, 2009 8:00 pm

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001

(212) 505-5555

Subway: C, E to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue or 1 to 28th Street and 7th
You know you want to see Bambino shaking his groove thing on the dance floor. And even if you don't, don't miss the opportunity to support an awesome organization and get some great art in the process. It's a recessionary win-win!

*ITE: In This Economy

Labels: art events


Blogger Artist said...

Wish I could be in NYC for the Aperture Party, yowza that sounds like a good time. Although I bet after a night of high balls and photography my depth of field would go from 22 to 1.8.

6/18/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Franklin said...

I latched on to Jackie Battenfield when she came to Miami along with some other talented people facilitating a Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop. I can't praise her highly enough when it comes to career matters for artists. I also have an advance copy of Artist's Guide and it's going to get a glowing review at This is really the first book to come along that compares well enough to Caroll Michels' How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist (now in its sixth edition, in case anyone is still listening to Zipthwung) to make a choice between the two difficult. If you're an artist and you have a chance to work with Jackie personally, I recommend it.

6/18/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Many thanks for the very kind mention of my book on, as well Franklin. Much appreciated!

6/18/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Oriane said...

Could you post pictures of Bambino shaking his groove thang?

6/18/2009 10:49:00 AM  

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