#FirstFriday: October Exhibitions We Love

October 3, 2014 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.


Elena Sniezek and Emily Puthoff’s collaborative multimedia installation “between earth and ether,” Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY. Courtesy of Emily Puthoff.

New This Month:

Katharine Libretto (Workspace Resident ’13) is exhibiting a new series of vibrant silkscreen prints that examine the intersection of landscape and cityscape in her solo show Here, There & Everywhere at ODD ONE OUT, Hong Kong. Show runs September 27 – October 27.

Melissa Jay Craig (Studio Resident ’09) is showing her sculptural works in Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium, a group show surveying innovative contemporary paper works at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. Show runs September 27 – December 7. “Meet the Artists” talk on October 1, 6:30pm.

Lauren V. Walling (WSW’s Deputy Executive Director) is showing her sculptures, which juxtapose complex wire forms and delicate porcelain folds, in the group show Elemental Visions at Gallery 66, Cold Spring, NY. Show runs October 3 – 26. Opening October 3, 6-9pm.

Judy Sigunick (Art-in-Ed Resident ’96) is showing Shakespeare-inspired works in Fair is foul, and mud is gold at Stefan Findel Studio, Rhinebeck, NY. Judy’s clay and mixed media sculptures are presented in collaboration with Stefan Findel, who photographed Judy’s work using nineteenth century photographic processes. Show runs October 4 – 31. Opening October 4, 4-7pm.

Elena Sniezek (Ora Schneider Resident ’11) and Emily Puthoff (Ora Schneider Resident ’11) are showing with Elusory States at the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY. Their collaborative multimedia sculpture, “between earth and ether,” features handmade paper constructed during their residencies at WSW.  Show runs October 4 – 25. Opening October 4, 5-8pm.

Celeste Regal (SAI Workshop Student, ’13) is showing her artist’s book at Personal Histories: International Artist Book Exhibition at the Redland Museum, Cleveland, QLD in Australia. Show runs October 12 – November 30. Opening October 12, 10am.

Jen Blazina (Studio Resident ’08, Workspace Resident ’09) is showing in Influencers: Making Creativity Contagious at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ. Show runs October 18 – December 5. Opening October 18, 1-4pm.

Carson Fox (Studio Resident ’00) is exhibiting her work in the solo show Mimesis at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL. Show runs October 24 – December 6. Opening October 24.

Lizz Thabet (WSW Staff) is showing her multimedia installation The Character at Visual Art Exchange’s experimental space, The Cube, Raleigh, NC. Show runs October 23 – December 5. Opening November 7, 6-9pm. Artist’s talk December 5, 8pm.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Lindsey Clark-Ryan (Studio Intern ’07) is showing “ITEMS” as a part of the Summer Residency Exhibition at Solo(s) Project House in Newark, New Jersey. The show plays with constructed narrative through sculptures of fictional items that Lindsay created from collected receipts.  Hurry—Show closes October 12.

Susan Amons (Workspace Resident ’08, ’11, ’12) is showing in Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light, a regional show of artists interpreting the skies of Maine, at the LC Bates Museum, Hinkley, ME. Hurry—Show closes October 15.

Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book Resident ’10) is showing her four-channel stop-motion animation CROSSING PATHS at The Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA.  Hurry—Show closes October 16.

Katy Collier (Studio Resident ’12) is showing in Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut at Detroit Artists Market in Detroit, MI. The exhibition features six international, national, and local printmakers and coincides with the biennial conference Print City: Detroit 2014Hurry—Show closes October 18.

Celeste Regal is also showing her work “Consequence of the Harvest” in  Sweet Tea at the Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ. The group show features diverse meditations on the leafy beverage from university students throughout New Jersey. Hurry—Show closes October 19.

J. Catherine Bebout (Artist’s Book Resident ’84, Geraldine R. Dodge Resident ’03) and Karen Kunc (Artist’s Book Resident ’84) are featured in Women and Print: A Contemporary View at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. The exhibition features 27 women printmakers, who tackle challenging themes relating to identity, nature, and science, and ruminate on the nature of the print medium. Hurry—Show closes October 19.

Amanda Thatch (Studio Intern ’06), Laura Beyer (Studio Intern ’08), Kasia Keeley (Studio Intern ’11), and Toby Millman (Artist’s Book Resident ’11) are featured in the group exhibition Less is More at Signal-Return, which also coincides with Print City: Detroit 2014 in Detroit, MI. Hurry—Show closes October 25.

Janet Goldner (SAI Instructor) is showing with i found god in myself… at The Sol Studio in New York, NY. The show is a part of a multi-gallery exhibition which honors the lives and hardships of women around the world and celebrates the influence of poet Ntozake Shange. Hurry—Show closes October 25.

Jen Blazina is showing with The Arts Commission of Toledo, OH, in their group exhibition Hot Glass. The show celebrates international glass artists and the tradition of glass in Toledo with over 75 original works. Hurry—Show closes October 29.

Ongoing Shows:

Tyanna Buie (Studio Resident, ’12) is showing Still Lives, a multimedia, site-specific installation at ONE Gallery in the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Through November 2.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Resident ’00) is showing her clever WSW-produced artist’s book Alphabet Tricks in Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest at the Tacoma Art Museum. Through November 9.

Teréz Iacovino (Studio Intern ’09) is featured in the group exhibition thinking making living at the Katharine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Her work is a part of the Crescent Collective, a group that meets at the intersection of architecture, design, and art to creatively (re)situate plants in the built urban environment. Through December 13.

Wendy Richmond (Workspace Resident ’05) is featured in the BRIC Biennial, a new initiative from contemporary art venue BRIC that surveys multidisciplinary artists from Brooklyn. Through December 14.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant Recipient ’96) recently finished a public art installation for Puget Sound Energy at Ardmore Substation, Redmond WA. The work transforms a 70ft transmission pole with stainless steel bands and LED rings which glow at different temperatures according to the Kelvin scale at night. Permanent installation.

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