Monday, December 26, 2011

Featured Artist Janina Ciezadlo's

"Art is Business"

Janina A. Ciezadlo is an artist and critic in Chicago. She is a contributing writer for the New City, and her work has appeared in the Chicago Reader; Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism; Bridge; Artscope and the Chicago Art Critic's Association publications. Several of her poems and photographs have appeared in afterhours, a journal of Chicago poetry and art. She has participated in Chicago Calling and Bauhaus 9090. Her scholarly work has appeared in the Yearbook of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Proceedings of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.

She has been a participant in an International Arts Journalism Institute in the Visual Arts sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Department of State (Cultural Programs), a resident at Ragdale and an Artist-in-Residence at Oxbow and the recipient of a Works-in-Progress grant from the Illinois Arts Council (for Luminous Herbarium).
Ciezadlo has served as President and Vice-President of her part-time faculty local and was the recipient of an award from the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art (2010) for art and contributions to women in the arts.

Janina during the Phantom Gallery Exhibition in 2009

Thursday, December 22, 2011



The Windows Project by Curator CAROLYN CURTIS MAGRI


Carolyn Curtis Magri and Charlie Ryder explore the experience of being in a prison from two sides of the divide with posters and performance. Carolyn is an Art and Design Tutor in Offender Learning and Charlie, an ex-offender. Her work is influenced by her experiences of teaching art and design to male inmates of two prisons. She is interested in how institutionalisation takes away a person's identity.

She makes small pencil and felt tip drawings, acrylics on canvas and digital prints.

She currently manages the gallery at Bankley and also involved in a series of exhibitions called The Windows Project working with other prison art tutors and ex offenders in a gallery setting.
Phantom Gallery Chicago supporters perhaps you can collaborate with The Windows Project, by find her a location here is a message from Carolyn....
We have our next show lined up at Liverpool Urban Centre in May and the number of artists is growing all the time. Let me know if you come up with a venue.

"Art is Business"

The Phantom Galleries are temporary exhibitions spaces that match artist-seeking places to display their work in non-traditional gallery settings.
I am still trying to access funding for The Windows Project so that it can tour. I am not sure whether you can register as an interested party on the Gruntdvig project - it is actually a European organisation but there were some Americans at the latest European Prison Education Association Conference so it all depends on the organization. Anyway, why I am telling you this is that if you register on the website and go on the list, then there is the possibility of partnership funding between organisations.
If you have time, can you access - and have a look at Partnerships. I know this is a long shot but I am giving it a go. Funding opportunities this end fast drying up! Is there anything your end I can tap into?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Windsor Arts Council Phantom Gallery

"Art is Business"

9091 Windsor Road, Windsor, CA, 95492
The Windsor Arts Council Phantom Gallery showcases the eclectic art work of 80+ member-artists and guest artists in rotating shows throughout the year. The WAC is a non-profit organization of local artists working in a wide variety of mediums, including those who are just starting on their artistic journey and others who have a lifetime of experience as artists. We strive to support, encourage and educate artists, promote art in the community and engage with the community-at-large.

Tags: artists, local, art gallery, windsor
 Venue Type: Arts / Cultural Center
Hours: Thursday and Friday noon to 6 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM, Sunday noon to 5 PM.
 Accessible to persons with disabilities.
Creator:  cockapoo mom

Friday, December 16, 2011

FEATURED ARTIST Pearlie Taylor- December 2011

"Art is Business"

Pearlie studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and the Historic South Side Community Art Center under Dr. Margaret Burroughs. Pearlie’s artwork has been described as a mixture of abstract modern and contemporary. Her influences range from Jackson Pollack, Richard Dempsey to Dale Chiluly. Pearlie has worked in a variety of mediums but more often chooses acrylics for the depth of color and her wet in wet painting style.
Hustle and Flow

Pearlie is the recipient of African American Alliance of the Arts Award for Excellence in Abstract Art. In 2008 her paintings were recognized by the Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Exhibit.
Her work is currently being shown at Gallery Guichard in Chicago.