#FirstFriday: November Exhibitions We Love

November 7, 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.


Carson Fox’s “Orange Craggyrock” (2014) from her solo show Mimesis, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL.

New This Month:

Jen Blazina (Studio Resident ’08, Workspace Resident ’09) is showing Outdated, a series of obsolete artifacts cast in glass, at Packer Schoft Gallery, Chicago, IL. Show runs November 7 – December 13. Opening reception November 7, 6-9pm.

Celeste Regal (SAI Workshop Student, ’13) and Amanda Thackray (Artist’s Book Resident ‘09) are showing at the Twentieth Anniversary New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition hosted by Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Celeste will also present her work during the Symposium. November 7, 8:45am-4:30pm.

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Resident ‘01) is showing a selection of her prints, which draw from a multidisciplinary set of printmaking techniques, in IMPULSES & OBSTACLES at Pausa Art House, Buffalo, NY. Show runs October 30 – December 20. Opening reception November 7, 6-10pm.

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.

Emily Gui (Studio Intern ‘13) is showing her installation “A Big Enough Vessel (Blue Shrine)” at Wayfarers, Brooklyn, NY. Using ceramics and cyanotypes, she meditates on the color blue and her artistic practice. Show runs November 9 – 23. Opening reception November 9, 6-9pm.

Cynthia Back (Workspace Resident ’14) and Celeste Regal are showing with Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition at Court Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Show runs November 3 – December 12, 2014. Opening reception, November 9, 2-4pm. Juror’s Talk, November 10, 11-12:30pm.

Kate Hamilton (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12) is showing handmade paper and sailcloth garments at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmingdale, CT. Show runs November 11 – December 11. Opening reception November 17, 4-7pm.

Beka Goedde (Studio Resident ‘10) and Emily Gui are showing with Somewheres & Nowheres, a recurring exhibition which highlights new print works, at the International Print Center New York, NY. Show runs October 25 – December 13.

Kate Hamilton is also showing her ethereal paper burqas in the three-person show In Plain Sight at Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art (KMOCA), Kingston, NY. Show runs November 1 – 29.

Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book Resident ‘10) is showing gouache paintings, watercolor, and oil stick works in Whitewashed Shadows at Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA. Show runs November 10 – December.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

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 MuseumHurry—Show closes November 9. 

Cheri Gaulke (Artist’s Book Resident ‘91) is showing her video “Peep Totter Fly” in the group exhibition Over There (and back), a selection of works that explore  journey, at Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA. Hurry—Show closes November 20. 

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-Founder and Artistic Director) is exhibiting with the group show and publication Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 at the CEPA Gallery, New York, NY. Hurry—Show closes November 23. 

Ongoing Shows:

Jen Blazina is also showing in Influencers: Making Creativity Contagious at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ. Through December 5.

Carson Fox (Studio Resident ’00) is exhibiting her vibrant resin sculptures in the solo show Mimesis at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL. Through December 6.

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. Through December 7.

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.

Tatana Kellner is also showing with the 2014 Exhibition of Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY. Through January 19, 2015.

Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach (WSW Co-Founder and Executive Director) are both featured in DIY XX at the Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago, IL. The show exhibits self-published graphic novels, mini comics, and zines made by women. Through January 17, 2015.

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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