Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/17~

What self-taught Czech painter and writer created his own style as a caricaturist for newspapers and later as an illustrator?

What artist used the classical technique of egg tempera to create satirical images of American life, portraying gritty situations in urban settings?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/17/december-17/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/28~

Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, this inward-looking English poet, painter, and printmaker is now ranked among the most original visual artists of the Romantic era.

Although this Color Field painter worked steadily as an artist all his adult life, the work for which he is known was done in a span of five years beginning in the late 1950s.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/28/november-28/

The Studios at MASS MoCA

The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program Spring/Summer 2018

Artist & Writer Residencies hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program
Application for Sessions from April 4, 2018 – October 2, 2018

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 11:59pm. No application fee. (Please note that if you are eligible to apply for a free 6-week residency — with travel assistance — for artists in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, please go to http://bit.ly/2B27wST to apply by December 18, 2017.)

MASS MoCA invites artists and writers to apply for residencies from 1 week to 8 weeks in length…We welcome applications from artists in all career stages, income levels, and disciplines (painters, writers, fiber artists, printmakers, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, etc.) whose practice allows them to work quietly (no power tools in the private studios, and no music out loud – headphones only). Groups/collectives may apply to work on joint projects. The studios have light-duty ventilation, so an art practice generating strong fumes cannot be accommodated.
http://massmoca.org/event/studios/

Full Cost~ $650/week
Financial Aid~ All applicants will be considered for subsidies based on artistic merit, readiness to benefit from the residency, and financial need.
Application Deadline~ January 8, 2018, 11:59pm. Click here to apply.

Leighton Artists Studios, Banff, Alberta

Independent Residencies in the Leighton Artists Studios

The nine unique studios are each designed by a distinguished Canadian architect and provide a perfect setting for individuals and collectives from a wide variety of artistic genres to create new work. Leighton artists contribute significantly to culture and the arts in Alberta, throughout Canada, and around the world.

Although all studios are equipped with kitchenettes, artists do not live in their studios; on-site accommodation and meal plans are provided separately.

Artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted from a variety of disciplines: writers, composers, singer-songwriters, visual artists, screenwriters, playwrights, literary translators, curators, art theorists, and professionals working in theatre, dance, and film at the conceptualization or research stage of a project.

Applications are being accepted for the following time periods in 2018: May 1 – June 30, 2018 and August 1 – December 31, 2018 (no availability in July 2018).

Residences must be at least one week in length to a maximum of four weeks.

Fees, rates, and how to apply~ https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/independent-residencies-leighton-artists-studios/20180501
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity~ https://www.banffcentre.ca/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/8~

This German artist, one of the leading exponents of Impressionism in Germany, combined his interest in music and drawing in a famous series of portraits of a celebrated Portuguese opera singer.

This American artist began her career in the 1960s as a painter but is best known for her reinterpretation of quilts as art combining painting, fabric, and stories of her life and the lives of others in the black community.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/08/october-8/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/6~

This artist’s 1893 essay, Das Problem der Form (The Problem of Form), asserted that truth is revealed in form, with subject matter of relatively minor importance.

This Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer was one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/06/october-6/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/4~

What French painter, one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France, portrayed the dignity of agricultural laborers?

What American artist’s paintings, illustrations, sculptures, and writing played a major role in creating our popular image of the West?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/04/october-4/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/22~

What Expressionist painter was Howard University’s first fine arts graduate in 1921, and was also the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art?

What post-war Spanish artist, in 1965 and again in 1967, destroyed hundreds of his paintings and then in 1968 abandoned oil painting altogether for ten years and worked in other mediums?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/22/september-22/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/21~

This 19th century American painter and illustrator, an accomplished artist before her marriage to a famous author, edited and published some of his notebooks after his death and then began working on her own writings.

After the outbreak of World War II, this German-French painter served in the Foreign Legion and later in the Free French; he was gravely wounded at the German Front and one of his legs was amputated.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/21/september-21/