Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday 5/21 Concert: Russian Piano Trios - 1pm

Join us this Sunday for Russian Piano Trios our final chamber music concert of the academic year!



Enjoy works by M. Glinka, I. Stravinsky, and A. Didorenko
Featuring:
Aaron Irwin, clarinet
Andy Didorenko, violin
Valeriya Sholokhova, cello
and 
Yuliya Basis, piano

The concert will take place among the SELF PORTRAITS on display in Eleventh Street Arts. 
Click here to find a link to the show's catalog.

Doors open at 12:30pm. 
Refreshments will be served. Enjoy Mimosas, Kir Royale and mini pastries. Orange juice for the kids!

Afterwards, you are invited to tour the GCA studios to view the The 2017 Salon, a group exhibition featuring portraits, figures, casts, still lifes and landscapes of over 45 artists training in the core program at GCA and highlighting works by the graduates. Part of LIC Arts Open.

Concert tickets are $20 in advance - click here for online purchase.
$25 at the door.
$10 for 12 Years & Under.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Still Life Competition Finalists


The following twelve artists have been selected to compete in this year's Still Life Painting Competition: Liz Beard, Julie Beck, Lucas Gabriel Bononi, Kevin Müller Cisneros, Emma Christine Hirst, Samuel Shih Hao Hung, Brendan Johnston, Rodrigo Mateo, Ron Richmond, Alex Joseph Venezia, Justin Wood and Dale Zinkowski.

The Competition will be held June 22 - 27, 2017. The studios will be open for daily lunch-time viewings from 1:00-2:00pm. The awards ceremony is held Tuesday, June 27 from 7:00 - 9:00pm and is free and open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

This year's competition judges are Tony Curanaj, William Gerdts and Sarah Lamb.

Michael Klein won the 2014 competition and was among the judges choosing the finalists.

Liz Beard: Citrus on Canvas
Julie Beck: Bones in the Ground
Lucas Gabriel Bononi: Untitled
Kevin Müller Cisneros: Wild Roses
Emma Christine Hirst: Awakening
Sam Shih Hao Hung: Family of Trinkets
Brendan Johnston: Phaesant and Wicker Basket
Rodrigo Mateo: Copper pot with apples

Ron Richmond: Exchange
Alex Joseph Venezia: Longevity

Justin Wood: Mandolin and Music

Dale Zinkowski: Sabot

Finalists will compete for 48 hours over 6 days to paint a still life. The participants will be allowed to include  a few objects of their own choosing into a composition built around some secret objects selected by the judges.

First Prize: $10,000. Second Prize: $3,000. Third Prize: $2,000.

The GCA and advent of this competition are made possible through generous support of the Morris and Alma Schapiro Foundation.

Friday, May 5, 2017

The 2017 End-of-Year Salon

The end of the year has at last dawned upon us! While most of us are excitedly gearing up for summer, the bustling bees of the studio are still buzzing with activity: creating artwork, cleaning out studio spaces, anticipating second semester critiques and senior graduation, and preparing for the end-of-year salon.

Our 2017 Salon will feature select work from our core students, showcasing the art created this past year. The dates and times are listed below.

4th year artists & upcoming graduates, Sandra Sanchez and Tsultrim Tenzin work on their paintings in one of the final poses of the year.

4th year artist & upcoming graduate, Brian West.

1st & 2nd year artists in the Friday portrait class.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THE 2017 SALON OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, May 18th 6:00 - 9:00pm
Free & Open to the Public. Refreshments!

OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 21st 12:00 - 6pm
Free & Open to the Public.

CONCERT
Sunday May 21, 1-2pm 
Russian Piano Trios
Works by M. Glinka, I. Stravinsky, and A. Didorenko.
SELF PORTRAIT on display at Eleventh Street Arts
Information and tickets here.

These events are part of LIC Arts Open 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Congratulations to Jess, Dale, and Savannah!


On Thursday, April 27, Drawing New York held its First Annual Portrait and Figure Drawing Competition. GCA resident Jess Artman and core students Savannah Cuff and Dale Zinkowski were all winners in this event. Congratulations, and thank you to Drawing New York and the Salmagundi Club for hosting the competition!


Photo by Jason Wardy

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thank you for coming to SELF PORTRAIT!

Thank you all so much for making the SELF PORTRAIT opening reception a success! We had great fun mingling with all you artists, friends, and art lovers who helped make this possible. The show will be open until June 20; to arrange a viewing, email eleventhstreetarts@gmail.com. For more information on the show - including a forthcoming online catalog of the work - check out our website.

There are additional opportunities to view the show in May:

Chiaroscuro
CHAMBER MUSIC @ ELEVENTH STREET ARTS - May 4!
Chamber Music @ Eleventh Street Arts presents music by Orlando Gibbons, Go From my Window, Matthias Pintscher, Profiles of Light, and Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). View the show while listening to chamber music on May 4, 7-9pm. Read more...

and

LIC Arts Open Reception: May 18, 6 - 9pm
LIC Arts Open Studio Weekend: May 20 & 21, 2-6pm
These LIC Arts Open events are free and open to the public.







 A mischievous Anthony Baus poses next to his portrait...

until everyone jumps in!


Monday, April 17, 2017

SELF PORTRAIT Exhibition Opening Reception is this Thursday!

Eleventh Street Arts invites you to SELF PORTRAIT opening this Thursday evening, 6-9pm. Curated by Artist Colleen Barry, the exhibition convenes 27 leaders of the contemporary realist revival for a painting and drawing show that celebrates self-portraiture.

"We were created to look at one another weren't we?" - Edgar Degas

Featuring work by: Daniela Astone, Colleen Barry, Stephen Bauman, Anthony Baus, Benjamin Bjorklund, Patrick Byrnes, Jacob Collins, Kamille Corry, Hollis Dunlap, Louise Fenne, Richard Greathouse, Amaya Gurpide, Daniel Graves, Cornelia Hernes, Brendan Johnston, Joshua LaRock, Rodrigo Mateo, Edward Minoff, Gregory Mortenson, Carolyn Pyfrom, Edmond Rochat, Irvin Rodriguez, Travis Schlaht, Jordan Sokol, Will St. John, Nicolas Uribe, Charles Weed and Justin Wood.


The following opportunities to view the exhibition are free and open to the public!
Opening Reception: April 20, 6 - 9pm
LIC Arts Open Reception: May 18, 6 - 9pm
LIC Arts Open Studio Weekend: May 20 & 21, 2-6pm

and

Chiaroscuro
CHAMBER MUSIC @ ELEVENTH STREET ARTS - May 4!

Eleventh Street Arts and GCA Resident Artist Michelle Ross have programmed an opportunity to view the works while listening to chamber music on May 4, 7-9pm. Read more...
Presenting a program of works by Orlando Gibbons, Mattias Pintscher and Arnold Schoenberg with acclaimed musicians Fred Sherry, Jay Campbell and Brook Speltz on cello; Michelle Ross and Alexi Kenney, violins; Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt and Luke Fleming on violas; Conor Hanick, piano.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

La Napoule Announces a Residency Stipend! Application deadline extended to MAY 1.



RESIDENCY STIPEND
The LNAF Foundation is now providing a residency stipend of $2,500 per artist to facilitate participation. 

EXTENDED Application Deadline May 1, 2017.  
Click here for an application. 
Details:
This year's residency dates are July 11 - 25, 2017. It is open to the public.

Two artists will be selected stay at a villa on the grounds of the 14th Century Chateau de La Napoule in the historic seaside town of Mandelieu-la Napoule. The chateau is a French historical monument renowned for its restoration and architectural details. Six acres of grounds surround the property. Surrounding natural areas are accessible on foot. The public beach is close.

The residency also covers lodging, breakfast and travel back and forth from the Nice airport. The villa rooms each have a private bath. There is a kitchen for cooking, and markets and restaurants nearby. Artists need only speak the language of art, no French necessary.


Chateau de La Napoule

Application Requirements:

-A brief statement of intent (500 words or less)
-Three images. Subject matter is not limited to landscapes and can include figure, cast and still life. Drawings, particularly figure drawings, are encouraged.

-$25 application fee

Other Opportunities for Artists at LNAF:
La Napoule Art Foundation also offers other kinds of residencies open to all artists that include one for a sculptor, interdisciplinary group and themed group residencies. Click here to read more...


Previous participants:
(2014) Thomas KeglerJoshua LaRock, (2015) Ken SalazCamie Davis, (2016) Bethann Moran, Savannah Tate Cuff.


(Center) Bethann Moran, 2016

Study by Josh LaRock

Tom Kegler

Ken Salaz

Study by Tom Kegler

Camie Salaz

Monday, March 27, 2017

Anthony Baus Talks about Italy - March 28th

Join us! This Tuesday, March 28th, 5:00pm. 
Anthony Baus will share his painting adventures in Italy. 

Anthony Baus "Assumption of the Virgin" after Antonio Gherardi

Anthony received the 2015 Alma Schaprio Prize, which sent him to the American Academy in Rome for a three month fellowship. Anthony remained in Italy, traveling to Florence, to continue his studies of the old masters. In this talk, Anthony will share some of the work he made in Italy and how his experiences learning from old masters influence his work today. 

46-06 11th Street 
Long Island City, NY

free and open to the public

Currently on view at Eleventh Street Arts: Art of Architecture

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thursday Lecture: "Type Talk: The Essential Structure of our Roman Alphabet" @ 6:30pm


















Join us this Thursday at 6:30pm at Eleventh Street Arts for first of two lectures related to our our current Art of Architecture exhibit!

Lecture Series:
Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:30pm
"Type Talk: The Essential Structure of Our Roman Alphabet" by Seth Weine
Typography & lettering are enormous topics, and one could hardly cover even the "A-B-C's" of them---but we can start by looking at the basic structure of our letters: the Roman alphabet. Seth will take us through its "skeleton", and also address other font-o-philic matters.

Thursday, March 30, 6:30-7:30pm
"Hand Drawing for a House Design: Process & Composition" by Sam Roche
This talk will explore how some architects have used hand drawing to develop general concepts into finished building designs. We will focus not only on the hand-drawn design process itself but also on some compositional ideas that are common to painting, sculpture, and architecture which this process can emphasize and develop.



Villa Laurentine, rendering by Micheal G Imber for Micheal G Imber Architects, watercolor

The Eleventh Street Arts Exhibition "Art of Architecture" was recently featured in the Epoch Times! Thanks again to Milene Fernandez and Samira Bouaou. Article can be found here. 

Now up through April 7. Please make an appointment to visit. 
Contact: info@eleventhstreetarts.com

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Art of Architecture @ Eleventh Street Arts

Drumlin Hall - Peter Pennoyer Architects, rendering by Anton Glikin

A Celebration of the Traditional Approach to Architecture.

Art of Architecture opens this week! The group show will present 50 exquisite drawings and paintings from 15 of today’s top classically trained architects and artists; proof that the once thought extinct classical tradition is alive and well.

Opening reception Thursday, March 2, 6-9 PM
Refreshments! Free and open to the public

Eleventh Street Arts
46-06 11th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
www.eleventhstreetarts.com

Featured artists include:
Atelier & Co.
Steve Bass
Anthony Baus
Patrick Connors
Alexander Creswell
Andrew Dodson
Ferguson and Shamamian Architects
Fairfax and Sammons Architects
David Genther
Anton Glikin
Michael G Imber Architects
Peter Pennoyer Architects
Sam Roche
Irina Shumitskaya
Abigail Tulis
Charlotte Worthy Architects

Lecture Series:
Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:30pm
"Type Talk: The Essential Structure of Our Roman Alphabet" by Seth Weine
Typography & lettering are enormous topics, and one could hardly cover even the "A-B-C's" of them---but we can start by looking at the basic structure of our letters: the Roman alphabet. Seth will take us through its "skeleton", and also address other font-o-philic matters.

Thursday, March 30, 6:30-7:30pm
"Hand Drawing for a House Design: Process & Composition" by Sam Roche
This talk will explore how some architects have used hand drawing to develop general concepts into finished building designs. We will focus not only on the hand-drawn design process itself but also on some compositional ideas that are common to painting, sculpture, and architecture which this process can emphasize and develop.