Artnauts Collective ExhibitONS

 

 

2018            American Art: The ARTNAUTS, Casa de la Cultura del Guaviare, San José, Guaviare, Colombia (Población indígena)

                      Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia

                       Biblioteca Pública Municipal, Puerto Inirida, Guainía, Colombia

                       Galería Artificio, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia

                       El Barrio La Madrid, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia

                       Biblioteca Del Municipio De Taraira, Departamento del Vaupes,

                       Vaupes, Colombia Comunidad Indigena Cubeo

2017            Globalocation II, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL

                      Meta Journey, International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia- Herzegovina

                      Globalocation, J Willard Marriot Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

                      Globalocation, Nettie Benson Archive Library, University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX

2016          Artnauts 20th Anniversary Exhibitions, RedLine Contemporary Art Space, Denver, CO

Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural, Greatmore Studios and Khayelitsha at The Harare Academy of Inspiration Cape Town South Africa

           Art & Resistance, Dar Al-Kalima University, Bethlehem, Palestine

Soul Drift: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon, International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia

2015          Diaspora of Being, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine

Identity, Place, and Memory (Arte Norteamericano: Identidad, Lugar y Memoria), Bogota Arte Contemporaneo Gallery in Bogota, Colombia

Where so we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, (Odakle dolzimo? Ko Smo? Kuda  Idemo?),Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Galerija ALU Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2014           Where so we come from? What are we? Where are we going?,(Odakle dolzimo? Ko Smo? Kuda Idemo?),Galerija Atelje KunikSanski Most, Bosnia and                                    Herzegovina

Art and Poetics, Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, Palestine Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem, Palestine

Moving Beyond Capitalism, Center for Global Justice in San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

           Identity, University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia

2013           Place/Lugar, Taraira, Departamento de Vaupes, Colombia, travel to 3 more venues in the        Amazon Rainforest

Diptych America: Private Spaces/Public Places, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Building 7, Seventh Floor Gallery, Beijing, China

A Better Society, public art posters at 7 Metro Stops, Budapest, Hungary

Home/Land, Dar al-Kalima College, in conjunction with the Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Eotvos Lorand University Bethlehem, Palestine  

2012           Memory Remains, Museo de la Autonomia Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico

Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes,  Queens College Art Center, Flushing, NY

Mixed Messages

Universidad de los Llanos (UNILLANOS), Villavicendo, Colombia

Travelling exhibition to 30 venues throughout the Colombian Amazon:

Arauca, Fortul, Tame, Pore, Yopal, Villanueva, Barranca de Upia, Restrepo, Vilavicencio, Guamal, Fuente de Oro, Puerto Lleras, Villavicencio, Puerto Lopez, Puerto Gaitan, Arauquita, Saravena, Hato Corozal, Paz de Ariporo, Aguaazul, Monterrey, Paratebueno, Cumaral, Acacias, San Masrtin, Granada, Puerto Corcordia, San Jose de Guaviare, Puerto Gaitan

The Ecological Imperative, Museo Contemporáneo, Valdivia, Chile

Art & Dis(place)ment,  Higher Education and Research Building, Mureir Mountain, Bethlehem, Palestine         

2011             Memory Remains, Casa de las Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

Mixed Messages

Galeria De Artes/CAUA, Universidade Federal Do Amazonas,

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

Casa de la Cultura de la Gobernacion, Departamento de Guania, Región Amazonica, Inírida, Guainía

Biblioteca del Banco de la Republica, Leticia, Colombia

Art & Dis(place)ment, Al Kahf Gallery, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine ,Dar al-Kalima College, Bethlehem, Palestine

           AZAG/GAZA: Mirroring War, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem, Palestine

         Mixta

                                  La Casa de la Cultura de la Gobernacion, Inirida, Colombia

 Fondo Mixto de Guainia, Departmento de Guaninia, Region Amazonica, Guainia, Colombia (16 Indigenous villages along the Rio Guainia)

Horror, Terror & Death

                       The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, Virginia

        Galería Antonio Ramírez, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Xochimilco, Mexico City

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña, Oaxaca, Mexico

      Academia de San Carlos, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

2010            The Raven, Terror & Death: [An] Other Artistic Tribute To Edgar Allan Poe

                  Galeria Tinoco y Palacios, Oaxaca, Mexico

                  Goguette Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Art, Ecology & the Environment

                  Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Amazonia, Leticia, Colombia

                  Departamento de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia

                  Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

                  Centro Cultural Santa Teresita, Bogota, Colombia

                  Escuela de Artes Academia Guerrero, Bogota, Colombia

     Departamento del Meta, Ciudad Villavicencio, Lugar Universidad del Llano y Corporación Universitaría del Meta

     Departamento del Guaviare, Gobernación del Departamento y Espacios nocturnos, San Jose, Colombia

     Departamento del Valle, Comunidad Indigena Nasa Yuwe, Grupo Etnico Tradicional

La Mirada del Otro: (Identidades étnicas), Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Signs, Signifiers and the Signified

Alcaldía de Funza, Central Cultural de Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Universidad de Estudios Adminitrativos y de Negocios, Bogota, Colombia

Universidad Nacional de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia

Centro Cultural de Santa Teresita, Bogota, Colombia

University de Llanos, Villavicencio, Colombia

Universidad de Meta, Villavicencio, Colombia

Camara de Comercio, Villavicencio, Colombia

Water & the Environment

Museo de la Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Lart23tres Contemporary Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Sp(l)aces Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

Don Apolinio, San Adrés Cholula, Mexico

Death/La Muerte: Art from the United States

Galeria ESCOOL, Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico

Don Apolonio Presenta, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico                

                  Climate Change & the Environment: Art of Portrait and Text

                                    Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado

              Museo de la Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

          Garden Gallery, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ecology, Museo de la Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Climate Changes/Ecology,  Denver Performing Arts Complex

                                    Sculpture Park (Projection on large wall facing Speer Blvd.) Denver, Colorado

Climate/Change/Ecology, Eartha Vibes, UMC, Boulder, Colorado

 2009           Ecology & the Environment

  Sala de Escuela Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

                                    University of Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

                       Climate Change & the Environment: Art of Portrait and Text

               Sala de Escuela Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

                                    Directions Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

                                    Museum of Natural History, Boulder, Colorado

                        Death: Art from the United States, Galeria Tinoco y Palacios, Oaxaca, Mexico                         

                      Words for Life, Muriel Sibell Woole Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

                      Signs of Globalization

                  Salón de Exposiciones de la Facultad de Arquitectura, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala

                  Sala de Escuela Superior de Arte el Paranimfo, University of San Carlos, Guatemala City, Guatemala                           

                       Mixta

                  Sala Iquitos, Universidad Nacional del Perú Estado Loreto, Iquitos, Peru               

                  Sala de ExposicionesAmazonas, Universidad del Estado del Amazonas UEA, Tabatinga, Brazil

                  Sala de Exposiciones Orellana, Biblioteca del Banco de la Republica, Leticia, Colombia

                  Sala Jania-Iko (Casa de Imágenes en Uitoto), Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Amazonia, Leticia, Colombia                               

                       Polifacetica: Etnografia Grafica       

                  Encuentro de Fotografía de Medellín, Medellin, Colombia

                                        Sala 2, Galeria Tinoco y Palacios, Oaxaca, Mexico

                  French Building Alianza Francesa, Socrates 156 Esquina Homero, Colonia Los Morales, Polanco, Mexico                                                                    

                       Azag/Gaza: Mirroring War

                                         Casa Borda, Taxco, Mexico

                                         Galeria Zapata, Oaxaca, Mexico                    

                       Post Tractatus: Art in Amazonia, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

2008           Post Tractatus: Art in Amazonia

Sala de Exposiciones Amazonas, Universidad del Estado del Amazonas UEA, Tabatinga, Brasil

Sala de Exposiciones Orellana, Biblioteca del Banco de la Republica, Leticia Colombia

Sala Janai-IKO (Casa de Imágenes en Uitoto), Universidad Nacional de Columbia Sede Amazonia, Leticia, Colombia

Sala Iquitos, Universidad Nacional del Peru, Loreto, Peru

Contra La Guerra, Salas 1,2,3 and Roberto Garibay Gallery, Academia de San Carlos, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Universida   Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

                      Centers and Borders: From ABC to XYZ

Blackbridge Gallery, Beijing, China                                                    

XYZ Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China                                            

                       Art & Social Change: Land, Culture & Memory, Al-Kahf Gallery, International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine

2007           Centers and Borders: Artwork from the United States

                                    Gallery of the School of Fine Arts, Ningxia University, Yinchuan, China

                                    Ningxia Exhibition Center, Yinchuan, China                    

                       Crossing Borders

UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

                       Contra la Guerra

                                 Oaxacan Graphic Arts Institute (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico

Galeria Uno and Galleria Blanca, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Academia de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico                             

                      Nexus Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Amozonia, Seminario Internacional de Fronteras en Globalización, Leticia, Colombia

Universidad del Estado del Amazonas UEA Brasil, Tabatinga, Brazil

Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Amazonia,  Semana Cultural United Nations, Leticia, Colombia                                     

Biblioteca Publica del Banco de la Republica, Leticia, Colombia

 2006           Deconstructing War: Visual Representations of Artists for Peace

Khalil Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Ramallah, Palestine

Al-Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem, Palestine

Land, People and Identity, Sakakini Center Ramallah, Palestine

2005           Translations, Oventic Caracol, Center of Good Government of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Zapatista Territory, Mexico

           Common Wounds, Jad Salman Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine 

2004           Common Wounds, The International Center of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine

 The Discourse of Others, Salon de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City, Mexico

            War, Gallery Sovereign, Boulder, Colorado

            Post Paradise, Governor’s Palace, Tlaxcala, Mexico

            Borderlands, Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2003           After the Fall, Casa de la Cultura, Oaxaca, Mexico

           Death & Other Exits, Governor’s Palace, Tlaxcala, Mexico

         To Be & Not To Be: Images from the United States, Casa Bordas, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Taxco, Mexico

                      Borderlands Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, Colorado

                      Art and Ecology, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

2002           Muerte y Memoria: Imagenes de Colorado, Galeria Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico

         Art and Ecology, Colorado Mountain College Gallery, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

         Borderlands, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

                      3 Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima, Sinapsis, Corriente Alterna, Lima, Peru

2001           Borderlands, Russian Society of Artists Exhibition Hall, Khabarovsk Academy of Art, Khabarovsk , Russia

                      Muerte Sin Fronteras: Imagenes de Colorado EE.UU./Death Without

         Borders, Teatro Jose Peon Contreras/Images from Colorado, USA. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

                      Salsa y Santos, Glenwood Arts Center, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

         Love and Death, Sala de Instalaciones, Delegacion de Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Mexico

2000           Arte y Muerte, Sala de Exposiiciones, Casa Tlaxcala, Representacion del

                                  Gobierno de Tlaxcala, Mexico City

Exposicion Pictoria, Galeria del Restaurante Bananas, Puerto Escondido

1999           Reflexiones del Alma Galeria José Clemente Orozco, Mexico City, Mexico

        Reflexiones del Alma II, Galeria Rancho de Comate Cuitolco, Tenango del Aire, Mexico

                     Millennial Journey, Museo Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain

1998           Crisis, Dreams and the Aesthetic Imagination, Museo Contemporaneo Valdivia, Valdivia, Chile

                     Paraiso/Paradise, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

1997           La Frontera Comun, Muestra Binacional de Grafica, Digital, Galeria "La Torre del Reloj," Mexico City, Mexico                       

        The Common Mirror: Digital Reflections of Culture, The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto,  Canada           

        Common Mirror: Visions of Digital Artists, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-  Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico                     

                     Muestra de Grafica , Ex-Colegio, Jesuita/Centro Cultural, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico El Gauguinazo, Galeria Nacho Lopez, Casa Del  Lago, Mexico City, Mexico                          

                     Arte Collectivo, El Tigre Azul Gallery, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

                    Chicano Retrospective, Corriente Alterna , Lima, Peru

 

Evidence, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference on HIV Disease, Denver, Colorado

Passion Plague: Life, Art, Death, Edge Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Crisis--Artwork from the U.S. and Mexico, San Luis Cultural Arts Center & Museum, San Luis, Colorado                                                        

1996    World AIDS Day Exhibition, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado

Common Mirror: Visions of Digital Artists, Canada, United States, & Mexico, Macky Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Arte Goganazo, El Temascalli Gallery, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

 

 

 


Calls/Summary

2016

 

EXHIBITION CALL #1, January 29, 2016:

Soul Drift: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon

Sarajevo, Bosnia       

 

·         Exhibition Venue:  International Festival Sarajevo "Sarajevo Winter"

·         Curator: Dr. George Rivera  

·         Dates of show:  February 7, 2016 – February 21, 2016    

·         Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home:          JANUARY 29, 2016

·         Date support material is emailed to Michelle Fisher:      JANUARY 29, 2016

                                               

 

Exhibition Specifications:         

           

Theme: “SOUL DRIFT: Visualizations of a Cultural Phenomenon.”

Please make 1 piece of art that in any way you want addresses the ideas of “soul” in whatever way you wish to interpret this in your art piece.  In other words, what images does the concept of “soul” conjure up for you? How is (has) the concept of soul drifted (changed) in contemporary culture? How is this evident today in your life, our lives, history and culture?  Look up the definition of “soul” in Wikipedia for other ideas. 

 

The work can be a new piece or a piece that has been made in the last 2 years
 

-Size requirements:

The art work must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat

The art work must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11,” no larger or smaller.  The width of the mat and, subsequently, how much of the art is showing is up to you.  

 

Additional Specifications:  

a.    Please mount your work on mat board

b.    DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick

c.     Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice

d.    The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive

e.    And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”

f.     Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:

 

Exhibition Title: 

Venue:

Country:

Date, year:

 

your name:

title :

medium:

year made:

 

Example:

Soul Drift

International Festival Sarajevo "Sarajevo Winter"

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Feb 7, 2016

 

Martha Russo

Who?

Mixed media

2016

 

·         Support Materials:

Please EMAIL support materials to Michelle Fisher: mfisherstudio@gmail.com

1.    a word document with your name, title of the work, medium, year

label this document like this: your last name_title

example: russo_who?

 

2.    a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)

label this jpeg: your last name_jpg

 

3.    a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.

label this document: your last name_resume

 

4.    a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work.  This will help George explain your work to others. Please us simple and clear language.

label this document: your last name_description

 

 

SEND ART WORK TO GEORGE RIVERA BY JANUARY 29, 2016 at:

 

                        GEORGE RIVERA

3860 Depew Street

Denver, CO 80212

 

phone: 303 432-9532

 

 

Please let George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information.

 

·         Fee for show:               $300               

·         Fee due:                      POSTMARKED, January 29, 2016 (LATE FEE: $50)

checks made out to:      ARTNAUTS LLC

send to:                        Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481                            

 

 

PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME… here we go in 2016J

 

 

EXHIBITION CALL #2, DUE APRIL 29, 2016

Art & Resistance

Bethlehem, Palestine

 

·         Exhibition Venue:  Dar Al-Kalima University

·         Curator: Dr. George Rivera  

·         Dates of show:  May 12-16, 2016           

·         Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home:          April 29, 2016

·         Date support material is emailed to Michelle Fisher:      April 29, 2016

                                               

 

Exhibition Specifications:         

           

Theme: “ART & RESISTANCE”

Please make 1 piece of art that in any way you want addresses the ideas of “art and resistance” in whatever way you wish to interpret this in your art piece.

The work can be a new piece or a piece that has been made in the last 2 years
 

-Size requirements:

The art work must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat

The art work must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11,” no larger or smaller.  The width of the mat and, subsequently, how much of the art is showing is up to you.  

 

Additional Specifications:  

a.    Please mount your work on mat board

b.    DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick

c.     Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice

d.    The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive

e.    And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”

f.     Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:

 

Exhibition Title: 

Venue:

Country:

Date, year:

 

your name:

title :

medium:

year made:

 

Example:

Art & Resistance

Dar Al-Kalima University

Bethlehem, Palestine

May 12, 2016

 

Martha Russo

Who?

Mixed media

2016

 

·         Support Materials:

Please EMAIL support materials to Michelle Fisher: mfisherstudio@gmail.com

1.    a word document with your name, title of the work, medium, year

label this document like this: your last name_title

example: russo_who?

 

2.    a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)

label this jpeg: your last name_jpg

 

3.    a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.

label this document: your last name_resume

 

4.    a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work.  This will help George explain your work to others. Please us simple and clear language.

label this document: your last name_description

 

 

SEND ART WORK TO GEORGE RIVERA BY April 29, 2016 at:

 

                        GEORGE RIVERA

3860 Depew Street

Denver, CO 80212

 

phone: 303 432-9532

 

 

Please let George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information. He said that any Artnauts interested in going will be well taken care of by everyone at the University.

 

·         Fee for show:               $250               

·         Fee due:                      POSTMARKED, April 29, 2016 (LATE FEE: $50)

checks made out to:      ARTNAUTS LLC

send to:                        Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481                            

 

 

PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME.

 

 

EXHIBITION CALL #3,  

ZEITGEIST: Cape Town, South Africa  

 

·                     Exhibition Venue: Greatmore Studios (Cape Town, South Africa)

·                     Curators: Dr. George Rivera and Susanne Mitchell

·                     Dates of show:  July 13 - 25, 2016

·                     Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home:          June 25, 2016

·                     Date support material is emailed to Michelle Fisher:      June 25, 2016

                                               

Exhibition Specifications:

 

Zeitgeist: Social, Political, Cultural

 

Definition:

Zeitgeist - the spirit of the time; general trend of thought or feeling characteristic of a particular period of time.

n. 1848, from German Zeitgeist, literally "spirit of the age," from Zeit "time" (see tide ) + Geist "spirit" (see ghost ).

 

This exhibition invites Artnauts to respond to the spirit of the times in which we are living. The current presidential race has stirred up many issues that bring into question who we are as individuals and as nation and what does the future hold.  The people of South Africa have gone through many historic periods of questioning and transitions. Please make an art work that responds to the social, political, and/or cultural ramifications of these unsettling times.   

 

 

Events:                         July 13 (opening reception)                   

                                                            July 16 (pop up exhibition in Khayelitsha at The Harare Academy of Inspiration)

July 19 (an evening of Artist Talks by attending Artnaut artists)

 

More Information:

 

Website: Greatmore Studios

http://www.greatmoreart.org

 

A short video about Greatmore Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBOVc3p8lR0

 

Artnauts will have a one day “pop up” exhibition and opening at The Harare Academy of Inspiration in Khayelitsha. Khayelitsha is the largest and fastest growing township near Cape Town. The Harare Academy of Inspiration is a public art project: http://www.africancentreforcities.net/the-harare-academy-of-inspiration/

                                   

Size requirements:

§ The art work must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat

§ The artwork must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11” not larger or smaller. 

§ The width of the mat and, subsequently, how much of the art is showing is up to you.  

 

Additional Specifications:  

a.    Please mount your work on mat board

b.    DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick

c.     Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice

d.    The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive

e.    And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”

f.     Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:

 

Example:

Zeitgeist: 11/08/16

Greatmore Studios

Cape Town, South Africa

July 13, 2016

 

Martha Russo

Who?

Mixed media

2016

 

 

 

Exhibition Title: 

Venue:

Country:

Date, year:

 

Your name:

Title:

Medium:

Year made:

 

 

 

 

·         Support Materials:

Please upload support materials to the Google folders - link and assistance provided by Michelle Fisher: mfisherstudio@gmail.com by June 25th, 2016

 

1.    A word document with: your name, title of the work, medium, year

Label this document like this: your last name_title

Example: russo_who?

 

2.    A high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)

Label this jpeg: your last name_jpg

 

3.    A word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.

Label this document: your last name_resume

 

4.    A word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work.  This will help George explain your work to others. Please us simple and clear language.

Label this document: your last name_description

 

SEND ARTWORK TO GEORGE RIVERA BY June 25, 2016 at:

 

                        GEORGE RIVERA

3860 Depew Street

Denver, CO 80212

 

Phone: 303 432-9532

 

***Please let Susanne know if you will you be traveling to this show***

Susanne.Mitchell@colorado.edu or 303-842-5859

 

·         Fee for show:               $350   

·         Fee due:                      POSTMARKED, June 25, 2016 (LATE FEE: $50)

 

Checks made out to:     ARTNAUTS LLC

Send to:                        Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481                            

 

 

PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME.

 

"Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. By invitation, Susanne Mitchell, an Artnaut, brought the group’s artworks to Greatmore Studios in the heart of Woodstock, one of Cape Town’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. The studios offer gallery exhibitions, workshop space, and artist residencies. Greatmore’s goal is to generate cultural exchange, make arts accessible to new audiences, and to improve the welfare of the local community towards tolerance and mutual respect. http://www.greatmoreart.org/greatmore_studio/About_Us.html Drop into Cape Town South Africa! ZEITGEIST: SOCIAL, POLITICAL, CULTURAL at Greatmore Studios July 13-25, 2016 Artnauts were asked to create works that explore social, political and cultural ramifications of current global issues and the challenges posed by the 2016 presidential election in the United States. The show traveled on to Khayelitsha to be exhibited at the Harare Academy of Inspiration at Moholo Live House in Harare Square. The space is named in honor of Louis Moholo, the last surviving member of The Blue Notes. Music and children’s workshops took place. Artnauts, Susanne Mitchel and Valerie Albicker brought donated materials from Colorado University, Boulder and Shining Mountain Waldorf School for the children to create whatever they wished. Left over materials were donated to Peoples Education, a non-profit, community oriented, education initiative that regularly hold similar workshops in Cape Town and surrounding http://africasacountry.com/2015/12/south-africas-anarchist-hip-hop- Khayelitsha is a fast growing informal township in South Africa. The apartheid regime drove many migrants, discriminated and black population to settle outside of the cape towns into the outskirts in search of work and livelihood. Khayelitsha was established in 1985 and large numbers of people were forcibly relocated there, mostly peacefully, but occasionally accompanied with violence. The legendary footprint of the Artnauts continues around the globe. composed by Sandra Jean Ceas 2016" Cape Town Web Article

 

"Artnauts “jazz” up the International Sarajevo Winter festival By Sandra Jean Ceas, Independent Professor of Art https://vimeo.com/151054024 ARTNAUTS called its artists to respond to the concept of “soul,” answering questions as to how soul is related to our lives, history and culture. Dr. George Rivera curated and installed the show with the help of fellow Artnauts, Trine Bumiller, Valerie Albicker and Ben Jackel at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina to be part of the Sarajevo Winter festival. The 32nd International Festival Sarajevo Winter was celebrated Feb 7 – March 21, 2016 under the motto SOUL/Soul of the artists – Soul of the city. The program consists of theatre plays, concerts, movies, fine arts exhibitions, panel discussions, literary events, architecture, video, programs presenting cultural heritage and children’s programs. The selectors of the XXXII International Sarajevo Festival declared that the 2016 event will present the best works of art and artists from the world that were inspired by the motto of the Festival in all fields of creativity. The music and sounds for the 2016 Sarajevo Winter were composed and dedicated to the festival by Artnauts George Rivera / USA and Eric Breton / France. The Artnauts participated with the Amazon Jazz Doktor Tsonik (Dr. George) and a Sound Art Performance by Valerie Albicker, Trine Bumiller, Ben Jackel, and Edis Vojic. Both performances were repeated later in the evening at the Monument Jazz Club along with a Bosnian and a Mongolian band from the Winter Festival and later at the Jewish Center of Sarajevo. A highlight of the Artnauts engagement was a stop was at the International Peace Center where George and Ben read entertaining stories to schoolchildren." Sarajevo Bosnia Article

 

"Art by the Artnauts was displayed during the ART & RESITANCE conference at Dar Al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture The “Art and Resistance” Conference brought together a group of artists, scholars, art historians, art critics and activists from different parts of the world to examine the role of art and visual culture in the global struggle for social justice. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for critical examination of the gap between distant and abstract knowledge about war and colonialism and the reality on the ground. It also offered a platform for sharing ideas and artworks, interaction and dialogue between artists and scholars from Palestine and from around the world. Having the Art and Resistance Conference in Bethlehem at this time was of great significance as Palestine is situated in the center of the global struggle for freedom, justice and peace. Examining the role of the arts in issues relating to colonialism, state-violence, and the continued erosion of civil liberties is associated with the effort to resist war and its brutality. The conference addresses the intellectual‘s responsibility toward the world’s social and cultural concerns and the role of art and visual culture in these concerns. Full list of presenters and conference schedule: https://artandresistanceblog.wordpress.com/author/renazzal/ Reflecting on the conference, independent critic Anna Khimasia said: “It reaffirms for me the importance that art and politics must not become severed from life and are intimately intertwined. The generosity and the commitment to engaging with ideas around art and resistance shown by Dar Al-Kalima University is extraordinary and I hope that the university, its amazing faculty and staff continue this discussion.” “Art is a sacred space where people learn how to breathe freely in a context where the fresh air seems to be almost already used up.” Mitri Raheb, President of Dar Al-Kalima In addition to the art exhibition, which was viewed by artists and art critics from Canada and countries throughout the Middle East, Dr George Rivera, founder of the Artnauts, presented a paper discussing the ARTNAUTS and other artists from the United States that was entitled: “Art, Activision and Resistance of Cultural Assimilation, Discrimination, Hegemony, and Oppression in the U.S.” ART & RESISTANCE: ART EXHIBITION FROM THE UNITED STATES Selected artists from all over the world who address activism and resistance in their artwork was examined in his presentation. Moreover, the artworks of racial and ethnic minority artists (Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans) in the United States were included to illustrate how artists who represent these groups resist cultural assimilation, discrimination, hegemony, and oppression in American society. The conference honored “Yawm al-Nakba.” A term referred to as the “Day of Catastrophe,” the 1948 day when over 700,00 Palestinians were forced out of their homeland. The art presented served as a bridge to those who were interested in listening to unheard voices, exploring emotions and discovering the history surrounding the event. The Minister of Cultural Affairs for Palestine attended and spoke with participants who expressed their appreciation of his commitment. Dar Al-Kalima student, Balqees Othman said, “It feels great to be able to share our artworks with the world so the world will be a part of our real struggle.”

 

 


 

 

 

2015

 

 

EXHIBITION CALL #1, 2015: Bogota, Colombia: Identity, Place and Memory
 Exhibition Venue: Bogota Arte Contemporaneo Gallery in Bogota, Colombia
for more information please look at website: www.bogotartecontemporaneo.com
 Curator: Dr. George Rivera
 Dates of show: March 21-May 28
 Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home: MARCH 4,2015
 Specifications:
-Theme: Identity, Place, and Memory (Arte Norteamericano: Identidad, Lugar y Memoria)
Please make 1 piece of art that in any way you want addresses the ideas of Identity, Place and Memory.
The work can be a new piece or a piece that has been made in the last 2 years
-Size requirements:
The art work must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat
The art work must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11”, no larger or smaller. The width of the mat and how much of the art is showing is up to you.
Additional Specifications:
a. Please mount your work on mat board
b. DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick
c. Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice
d. The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive
e. And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”
f. Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:
exhibition
venue : city, country
month, year
your name
title
medium
year made
Example:
Identity, Place, Memory
Bogota Arte Contemporaneo Gallery : Bogota, Colombia
March, 2015
Martha Russo
Who?
Mixed media
2015
 Support Materials:
****Please put the following information on and CD and send with your art work. DO NOT EMAIL THIS INFORMATION to George. *****
We know this is not environmentally friendly but (1) it is impossible for George to keep track of 45 members’ email info and, (2) sometimes this in information news to be sent the exhibition prior to the show so that they can print the catalog.
1. a word document with your name, title of the work, medium, year
label this document like this: your last name_title
example: russo_who?
2. a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)
label this jpeg: your last name_jpg
3. a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.
label this document: your last name_resume
4. a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work. This will help George explain your work to others. Please us simple and clear language.
label this document: your last name_description
5. Label the CD:
your full name, exhibition venue : city, country, month, year
SEND ART WORK AND CD WITH SUPPORT MATERIAL TO GEORGE BY MARCH 4 at:
GEORGE RIVERA
3860 Depew Street
Denver, CO 80212
phone: 303 432-9532
Additional information from George:
1. They will accept video and sound art. Please call George to let him know you would like to send this type of work.
2. They will accept installation pieces but you must travel to the show and set up your installation yourself. George will not set up any installation works , the artist must do it.
3. George encourages other artists to go with him to be in attendance at the opening and engage in all other activities associated with show- talking with the press, meeting other artists, etc.. He is ONLY going to Bogota. The Amazon River is two hours away by plane should you want to go there.
4. This gallery does sell artwork. If they like your work, they might like to represent you in Bogota. Should this occur, George will provide you with contact names, phone numbers and addresses. All of this will be between you and them.
Please let George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information.
 Fee for show: $300
 Fee due: POSTMARKED, MARCH 4 (LATE FEE: $50)
checks made out to: ARTNAUTS LLC
send to: Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481
PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME.. here we go
 

 

EXHIBITION CALL #2: Palestine - The Diaspora of Being August, 2015
 Exhibition Venue: TBD: Bethlehem
 Curator: Dr. George Rivera
 Dates of show: August 10, 2015
 Date artwork delivered: July 20, 2015 - to George Rivera’s home (address below)
 Specifications:
*Theme: Diaspora of Being
Please make 1 piece of art that in any way you want addresses the ideas of Diaspora of Being… think about….
The original term “diaspora” come from the Greek word meaning “to scatter about.” So the question to address is what do we scatter about as a human being moving in space? What do you scatter about in your own life?
What are the traces of this “scattering about” that attest to where you were or where you presently find yourself?
What is a visual image of this in your own personal life? To us artists, it could mean a spiritual move, an individual move, a geographic move, a psychological move, a social move, or any other kind of move that you can think of from one state of being to another.
What are the traces of what (or where) we left behind or the traces of our present place (space) of being? Every time that you move (literally), you leave something behind that you scattered about.
This is an existential question. When we die, we scattered about traces of ourselves and leave these behind to remind the living that we were once here. What do we, the living, scatter about in our daily lives? Diaspora, in any of its variations, can be voluntary or involuntary. The original meaning of “diaspora” in Greek gives us much to think about.
Please feel free to interpret “diaspora of being” in whatever way you wish.
The work can be a new piece or a piece that has been made in the last 2 years
*Size requirements:
The art work must be NO LARGER than 8.5” x 11” which includes a mat
The art work must be professionally matted and the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11”, no larger or smaller. The width of the mat and how much of the art is showing is up to you.
Additional Specifications:
a. Please mount your work on mat board
b. DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick
c. Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice
d. The mat NEEDS TO BE WHITE OR OFF-WHITE to make the show look cohesive
PLEASE DO THIS. Some people are still submitting pieces that are the wrong size and with the wrong mat colors.
e. Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:
Exhibition
Venue : city, country
Month, year
Your Name
Title
Medium
Year Made
Example: Diaspora of Being
Palestine
August, 2015
Martha Russo
Who?
Mixed Media
2015
*Support Materials:
Please put the following information on a CD and send with your art work.
DO NOT EMAIL THIS INFORMATION to George.
We know this is not environmentally friendly but (1) it is impossible for George to keep track of 49 members’ email info and (2) sometimes this information needs to be sent to the exhibition prior to the show so that they can print the catalog. On the CD please include:
1. a word document with your name, title of the work, medium, year
label this document like this:
your last name_title
example: russo_title
NOTE:
*Do not put quotes around the title unless it is actually a quote from another source *Capitalize the first letter of every word
EXAMPLE:
Martha Russo
Who?
Mixed Media
2015
George wants to be able to copy-paste what you send him directly to a label file and does not want to have to remove words or correct letter capitalization, etc.. PLEASE DO THIS… IT WILL SAVE HIM LOADS OF TIME
2. a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)
label this jpeg:
your last name_jpg
3. a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.
label this document:
your last name_resume
4. a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work. This will help George explain your work to others. Please use simple and clear language.
label this document:
your last name_description
5. Label the CD:
your full name, exhibition venue : city, country, month, year
SEND ART WORK AND CD WITH SUPPORT MATERIALS TO GEORGE BY JULY 20 at:
GEORGE RIVERA
3860 Depew Street
Denver, CO 80212
phone: 303 432-9532
Additional information from George:
1. George encourages other artists to go with him to be in attendance at the opening and engage in all other activities associated with show- talking with the press, meeting other artists, etc..
2. The Arnauts’ collective will pay for ½ of a member’s expenses if you accompany George to the show. Contact George immediately and solidify travel arrangements.
Please let George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information.
 Fee for show: $300
 Fee due: POSTMARKED, JULY 20 (LATE FEE: $50)
checks made out to: ARTNAUTS LLC
send to: Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481
PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME...

 

 

EXHIBITION CALL #3, 2015: Sarajevo, Bosnia: PEACE  

·         Exhibition Venue:  Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia

·         Curator: Dr. George Rivera  

·         Dates of show: TBD     

·         Date artwork delivered to George Rivera’s home:  Nov 2, 2015                                             

·         Specifications:

Theme: PEACE

George writes:

“I chose this theme because the Artnauts need to make a visual statement about "PEACE."  History needs to know that we cared.”

 

Moreover, all of you know what happened in Bosnia and the ethnic cleansing that occurred there.  Bosnia is still caught in this historical frame.  We need to help them heal.  Our visualizations might help.

 

We are addressing peace from our perspective, whether this is psychological or social -- personal, regional, national, international.  There are many ways to approach this.  Ask yourself…..

 

·         What does peace conjure up about how you view yourself and the world?  

·         What gives you peace?  

·         What do you think about the United States and the role it plays in the world regarding peace? “ 

 

Please make 1 piece of art that in any way you want addresses the ideas about Peace.

 

The work can be a new piece or a piece that has been made in the last 2 years
 

-Size requirements:

The art work PLUS the mat must be NO LARGER or SMALLER than 8.5” x 11”

The art work can be any size you want but again the outside dimension of the mat must be EXACTLY 8.5” x 11”

The art work must be professionally matted in a white or off-white mat.

The width of the mat and how much of the art is showing is up to you.  

 

Additional Specifications:  

a.    Please mount your work on mat board

b.    DO NOT USE FOAM CORE because it is too thick

c.     Professionally mat the work on the front with a mat width of your choice

d.    The mat NEEDS to be white or off-white to make the show look cohesive

e.    And again the outside dimension of the mat must be exactly 8.5” x 11”

f.     Please clearly and professionally label your work on the back mat board with the following information:

 

exhibition

venue : city, country

month, year

 

your name

title

medium

year made

 

Example:

Peace

Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia

November, 2015

 

Martha Russo

Who?

Mixed media

2015

 

·         Support Materials:

****Please put the following information on and CD and send with your art work.

Please DO NOT EMAIL THIS INFORMATION to George.  *****

We know this is not environmentally friendly but (1) it is impossible for George to keep track of 52 members’ email info and, (2) sometimes this in information needs to be sent the exhibition prior to the show so that they can print the catalog.

1.    a word document (no PDFs) with your name, title of the work, medium, year

label this document like this: your last name_title

example: russo_who?

 

2.    a high resolution jpeg of your work (300 dpi, size does not matter)

label this jpeg: your last name_jpg

 

3.    a word document with a ½ page, single spaced, resume that highlights your education, employment, and most recent shows, awards, etc.

label this document: your last name_resume

 

4.    a word document with a short description of the work: 3-4-5 sentences that highlight the intent of the work.  This will help George explain your work to others. Please us simple and clear language.

label this document: your last name_description

 

5.    Label the CD:

your full name, exhibition venue : city, country, month, year

 

SEND ART WORK AND CD WITH SUPPORT MATERIAL TO GEORGE BY NOVEMEBER 2nd at:

 

                        GEORGE RIVERA

3860 Depew Street

Denver, CO 80212

 

phone: 303 432-9532

 

 

Additional information from George:

 George encourages other artists to go with him to be in attendance at the opening and engage in all other activities associated with show- talking with the press, meeting other artists, etc.. 

 

Please let George know if you will you be traveling to this show asap so that he can give you flight and hotel information.

 

·         Fee for show:               $300               

·         Fee due:                      POSTMARKED, Nov 2 (LATE FEE: $50)

checks made out to:      ARTNAUTS LLC

send to:                        Martha Russo, 1209 Rock Lake Road, Ward, CO 80481                            

 

 

PLEASE READ THE SPECIFICATIONS CAREFULLY, SAVE THIS DOCUMENT, ASK QUESTIONS NOW and ANY TIME..  here we goJ

 

"Artists interpret the complex issue of Diaspora of Being Exhibited in the main lobby of the Diyar Consortium during the conference By Sandra Jean Ceas, Independent Professor of Art and Religious Studies Johny Andonia, a local Artnaut of Bethlehem paints a rendition of his grandparent’s mountain home, which is a rare sight in the hills of Palestine today. The lobby of the Palestinian Diaspora Conference was a perfect place for participants to contemplate the artworks of the Artnaut artists. Dr. George Rivera, co-founder of Artnauts Collective, challenged his group of artists to interpret the Greek word “Diaspora,” meaning “to scatter about,” from a personal perspective, whether spiritual, individual, geographical, social or psychological. In the shadow of the conference’s focus on the Palestinian Diaspora; the displacement and scattering of Palestinians across their homeland, Artnauts abstracted the concept to reflect the visual scatterings and traces of what is left behind when we move from one state of being to another. Many eclectic forms emerged." Summary_Diaspora Web Article

 

"Artnauts at the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Bosnia VISUALIZING PEACE: 2015 Twenty years after the Sbrenica massacre the Artnauts join together to visualize the concept of peace in the midst of memories of war and ethnic cleansing. The New York Times, October 2, 2015* headlines: Sarajevo’s Enduring Optimism: Having witnessed mankind’s capacity for violence, it is demonstrating the capacity to rebuild with art that nourishes and heals. Author Reif Larsen: “ … in the face of great suffering…our capacity to persevere and to manifest art that nourishes, heals, reminds and rewrites…” Nihad Kresevliakovic, art director of the Sarajevo War Theater: “During the war we had empirical proof that art and culture are as important as water and food.” Through the vision of the Artnauts’ founder, Dr. George Rivera Ph.D., artists were called to visualize the concept of peace and to answer the questions, “What does it mean to us as our country is involved in war in the Middle East? Do we even think about peace? Do we think about what our country is doing aiding countries with arms or bombing others with air strikes from plane and drones? Each of the artists addressed the subject from their own perspective, whether this is psychological or social -­‐-­‐ personal, regional, national, or international. The task for each artist was: What does peace conjure up about how you view yourself and the world? What gives you peace? * http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/travel/sarajevo-­‐tourism-­‐history.html?ref=topics Curators statement: Peace in our time is elusive. Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East are “hotspots” of war. What do we do? What do those of us, who are not directly involved in the conflict of war, do to mitigate the horrors of war? After all we are all responsible for working toward “Peace” in the human chain of existence, if for no other reason than that we are all human beings who value life. In spite of the odds against peace, we must never lose hope. We must do what we can at all levels from micro-acts to macro-acts. Whether we can do more or less is not the issue, but we must do something. Every human being is capable of doing something to advance peace. Visualizing “PEACE” may not be a quantum step, but it is an action that reminds us of what the world could be without war. We must imagine what “peace” is and work to make it a reality for our global neighbors and ourselves. We must not lose faith in our capacity to realize “the good.” That is our mission as human beings. George Rivera, Ph.D. Professor/Curator University of Colorado Department of Art & Art History Boulder, Colorado (USA) http://www.alu.unsa.ba/content/predavanja-­‐dr-­‐george-­‐rivera-­‐izlozba-­‐artnauts-­‐visualizing-­‐peace-­‐ 2015-­‐2411" Artnauts at the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo