Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sammy and Corey as Blown Away - The Art of Dre Grigoropol





This Friday April 22nd at 7:30pm, join Dre and friends for live music and festivities at the gallery. (4007 Chestnut St.) Check out the Facebook event here.

LINEUP:

Blown Away

Sloopygoop

Cory Kram

Lora Bloom

The event is part of artist-in-residence, Dre Grigoropol's, month long solo show at the gallery. For more information on Dre or her art, check out the Facebook event here. We hope to see you at the gallery this Friday!

P.S. Don't forget to apply for the 2016/2017 residency. Read the guidelines and apply by May 2nd!

Monday, March 21, 2016

APPLICATIONS FOR 2016-2017 RESIDENCY NOW OPEN


Take a look at the guidelines and go ahead and apply- tell your friends and fellow West Philly based artists as well!

Dear Applicant:
Thanks for your interest in the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program. 
This letter describes the program and provides information on the application process for the 2016-2017 residency, which begins
on September 1, 2016 and ends on August 15, 2017. 
Please note that this application is due on Monday May 2, 2016 at 11:59pm. The site will not accept submissions after that time.
We will alert all applicants by July 1, 2016. 
You can always reach us at 40th.AIR.app@gmail.com
Please read carefully. 
 The mission of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program is:
 •   To address the need for studio space in West Philadelphia by offering studios rent-free, on a rotating basis, to visual artists who reside in/are strongly affiliated with Philadelphia neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River.
•   To assist in the career growth of new and emerging artists and those whose work has not been recognized in mainstream venues.
•   To enrich the 40th Street area by placing artists here and allowing them to share their talents with members of our community.
What you get and what you give:
If accepted, you will be given a studio space at either 4007 Chestnut Street or 4013 Chestnut Street beginning September 1, 2016 and ending August 15, 2017. You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will be asked to share your talents with West Philadelphia through a minimum of 40 hours of outreach service over the course of the residency. Examples of outreach projects include a public installation, a workshop, or a class. You may work at a school, prison, hospital, nursing home, etc. Administrative and modest financial support will be provided. In addition, all residents will have opportunities to work together to plan group exhibitions.  Monthly resident meetings (or fewer/more when necessary) will facilitate this while creating opportunities to foster community within the program. In addition to collaborating with your fellow residents, a student intern and a part-time facilitator will help to coordinate efforts, including outreach, gallery activities, publicity, maintenance, etc.
 Eligibility
• You must be a new or emerging artist. This does not necessarily mean that you are a recent college graduate (though it’s fine if you are!). You can be any age, at any education level or type, and at any stage of life. What we mean by emerging artist is someone who has not had a private studio before, or has had one but for under a year, and has not had a solo exhibition at a major gallery or museum. 
• You must be affiliated with West Philadelphia, meaning you live, work, volunteer, or create art here.
• Full time students may not apply.
• Former 40th Street artists-in-residence may not apply.
• Groups may not apply, though collaborative duos may apply. Our studios cannot accommodate more than two artists at a time and applications submitting by groups of more than two will not be accepted.
• Artists who have applied in the past and were not accepted may re-apply.
Important Notes:
Our sites are not live-in facilities. The studios are available at all times, but the buildings are shared; you must be considerate of other tenants. The spaces can accommodate a variety of creative activities, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation art, photography, puppetry, and fiber art. The studios are too small for dance. Ceilings in most studios are high (approximately 12 feet in some areas); rooms range from 150-300 square feet. Some areas have ample natural light, while others do not. The studios are not furnished. The buildings have small back yards that may be used for assembling larger works, or as a place to exhibit sculpture. The spaces have ventilation, running water, and 120- volt AC outlets. However, the facilities will not accommodate highly toxic chemicals, welding, or very high-powered electrical equipment. Note also that within the spaces, there is open access to different work areas; we count on residents to show respect for others’ property and privacy.

LINK TO APPLICATION HERE: http://40thstreetair.submittable.com/submit

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friends and Neighbors CLOSING Reception Sunday FEB 28, 4-8pm

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program 
6th Annual

Friends and Neighbors Invitational


Exhibiting work from friends, neighbors, students, and colleagues of our 2015-2016 residents 


CLOSING RECEPTION IN HONOR OF LEAP YEAR'S EVE! Sunday FEB 28 • 4-8pm • free buffet dinner and live printing
Our opening reception was marred by the blizzard so we REALLY hope to see you at the closing! 

at AIRSPACE Gallery 

4007 Chestnut ST, 1st floor • Philadelphia
http://40streetair.blogspot.com
Twitter: @40thStreetAIR


EXHIBITING:


RACHEL ADLER 

https://racheladler.carbonmade.com
(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)

ADAM ALLI

Mixed Media
(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)

PAT AULISIO

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist 
yeahdudecomics.com 
http://yeahdudecomics.tumblr.com/
http://patsoriginalart.storenvy.com/
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

BRAD DUNCAN
(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)

BEN FELKER-QUINN

Words, Print photography 
(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)

GREGORY LABOLD 

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist 
http://baldspotcomics.tumblr.com/
http://laboldink.tumblr.com/
http://www.laboldink.bigcartel.com/
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

ANGELA MCQUILLAN 

http://www.angela-mcquillan.com/
Artist Statement (truncated)
My creations are not bound to any one type of medium, instead I explore different materials, textures and surfaces to express my own interpretation of the world around me.  Through my scientific background I have gained a deep appreciation for biological forms and anatomical subjects. I have always found beauty in microscopic images and in cross-sectional explorations of bodies and plants. I am drawn to the multiplicity of repetitive patterns which occur on both small and large scales in nature. I use scientific imagery as a starting off point to explore my own imaginative internal characters and landscapes.  These biomorphic forms offer a unique visual language that breathes and communicates on the deepest levels of our perception.
(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)

RENTA

an elder and painter who has lived in Philadelphia for 20 years
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 

NICOLE RODRIGUES 

a printmaker pretty new to Philadelphia 
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 

FABIAN RUSH

Ink 
(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)




Some guest artists will have work for sale. All sales benefit the artists; AIR does not take a cut. Support local art!!! 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gallery closed today and tomorrow; see us soon!

Thanks so much to everyone who attended last night's opening. We will not open the gallery today or tomorrow, due to the blizzard. Please scroll to our previous blog post for info on other gallery hours and the closing reception. See ya soon! Have fun in the snow!

Monday, January 4, 2016

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS 6th Annual Invitational Exhibit opens JAN 22!

The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program 
6th Annual

Friends and Neighbors Invitational


Exhibiting work from friends, neighbors, students, and colleagues of our 2015-2016 residents 


January 22 - February 28


OPENING RECEPTION: Friday JAN 22 • 6-9pm (Artist Talk at 7pm) • on-site screen printing! refreshments!


CLOSING RECEPTION IN HONOR OF LEAP YEAR'S EVE! Sunday FEB 28 • 4-8pm • free buffet dinner and live performances (TBD)


GALLERY HOURS: Tuesdays 5-8pm, Saturdays 1-6pm, and Sundays 1-6pm, starting the day after the opening (Saturday January 23)

+ by appointment - email 40th.air.app@gmail.com

at AIRSPACE Gallery 

4007 Chestnut ST, 1st floor • Philadelphia
http://40streetair.blogspot.com
Twitter: @40thStreetAIR


EXHIBITING:


RACHEL ADLER 

https://racheladler.carbonmade.com
(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)

ADAM ALLI

Mixed Media
(invited by AIR resident Jeane Cohen)

PAT AULISIO

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist 
yeahdudecomics.com 
http://yeahdudecomics.tumblr.com/
http://patsoriginalart.storenvy.com/
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

BRAD DUNCAN
(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)

BEN FELKER-QUINN

Words, Print photography 
(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)

GREGORY LABOLD 

Illustrator and Multimedia Artist 
http://baldspotcomics.tumblr.com/
http://laboldink.tumblr.com/
http://www.laboldink.bigcartel.com/
(invited by AIR resident Dre Grigoropol)

ANGELA MCQUILLAN 

http://www.angela-mcquillan.com/
Artist Statement (truncated)
My creations are not bound to any one type of medium, instead I explore different materials, textures and surfaces to express my own interpretation of the world around me.  Through my scientific background I have gained a deep appreciation for biological forms and anatomical subjects. I have always found beauty in microscopic images and in cross-sectional explorations of bodies and plants. I am drawn to the multiplicity of repetitive patterns which occur on both small and large scales in nature. I use scientific imagery as a starting off point to explore my own imaginative internal characters and landscapes.  These biomorphic forms offer a unique visual language that breathes and communicates on the deepest levels of our perception.
(invited by AIR resident Erin Bernard)

RENTA

an elder and painter who has lived in Philadelphia for 20 years
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 

NICOLE RODRIGUES 

a printmaker pretty new to Philadelphia 
(invited by AIR resident Genesis Crespo) 

FABIAN RUSH

Ink 
(invited by AIR resident Quinha Faria)


Some guest artists will have work for sale. All sales benefit the artists; AIR does not take a cut. Support local art!!! 


Thursday, December 10, 2015

TOMORROW: Venus Trine Neptune Group Exhibit

TOMORROW: current AIR resident Genesis Martinez-Crespo presents a group exhibit from local artists. Check out their work, including photographs with accompanying artist readings, poetry, videos and more. Hope to see y'all there!!

Friday, December 11. 6 pm, talks start at 7 pm.
4007 Chestnut Street, First Floor.

Facebook event here


Friday, November 27, 2015

CLOSING: Indigenous Artists Show "To Our Ancestors"

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let the festivities continue and join us for a closing ceremony of our indigenous artists show tomorrow. The event will be hosted tomorrow, Saturday, November 28, at the gallery, 4007 Chestnut, starting at 7pm. Speak with the artists, eat some food, and enjoy this collection for one last time. Hope to see you there!

A picture from the opening reception  to entice you: