Friday, December 24, 2010

Practical Preparedness

Video Still from "Creating Smoke Signals"
So I've dropped off the radar a bit in the past few months, but it's because I've been keeping very busy preparing for the MFA exhibition that opens April 1, 2011.  As a part of my contribution to that show, I'm not only finishing up Book of Enid, but I have also started working on a series of videos, Practical Preparedness, which I've started posting on my Vimeo account.  Here are the first couple in the series of what expect will eventually be 20+ videos:


Estate Planning - 01:54 minutes
Creating Smoke Signals - 01:25 minutes
Maintaining Motivation After a Terrorist Attack - 01:25 minutes

This series of videos explores preparedness in our society, in addition to the everyday challenge of resisting change and maintaining control. It examines the fear generated by a world of non-stop exponential technological revolutions, the impending global climate change, and a media focused on an uncertain economic future that serves the omnipresent consumer culture. I use humor and absurdist situations as a method for dealing with these challenging topics in an indirect way, leaning on an element of escapism.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 12, 2010

PAGES exhibition in Kansas City

Detail of Book of Enid, pages 6-7

If you know anyone in the Kansas City area...

PAGES: Book as Medium, Catalyst, Venue
November 19, 2010 - early January 2011
Curator: Amy Kligman
Opening Friday, November 19, 6-9pm / Curator’s remarks at 6pm


Paragraph Gallery, an Urban Culture Project Space
23 East 12th Street
Kansas City MO 64105
Gallery Hours: 12-5 Wed, Fri, Sat; 11-6 Thurs


The two pieces I'll be showing are pages from my current project, Book of Enid.

Featured artists:
Cara Barer, Kelie Bowman, Joe Bussell, Caitlin Cass, Alicia Chester, Justin Cownden, Greg Crawford, Brian Dettmer, Christa Donner, Shea Gordon Festoff, Ben Finer, Julie Green, Julian Jason Haladyn, Tanya Hartman, Rob Hatem, Aimee Howard, Lisa Iglesias, Brooke Inman, Michael Krueger, Judith G. Levy, China Marks, Liz Maugans, Colleen Maynard, Ellen Mueller, Armin Mühsam, Mia Nolting, Jessica Owings, Nathaniel Parsons, Samantha Persons, Lee Piechocki, Caroline Pjecha, David Pjecha, Stephen Proski, Melissa & Lucy Powlas, Luke Rocha, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Tennille Shuster, Angela Silver, Sean Starowitz/Jordan Stempleman, the WAFA Collective, Courtney Weida, Corinna West, Donika Wiley, and David Williams/Kotaro Itami.

Pages: Book as Medium, Catalyst, Venue is an exhibition that celebrates the diversity of thought, process, and experience that can be revealed or inspired via the book. All of the artists in this show draw inspiration from books in some way, and as a collection the work demonstrates the potential of the book in art-making, as a subject, tool, material, and/or springboard for other work.

For some artists in the show, the book is an inexpensive, unpretentious venue that one can carry anywhere and work on at any given moment. For others, it is appreciated for its relationship to story and narrative, or for its nature as a multiple, to be published and distributed widely. Still others use the book as raw material to carve or sculpt, fascinated by its capacity to reveal secrets one page (or layer) at a time. Some see the book as a record of facts, used to document process and discoveries.

This exhibition will include all kinds of artist books, ranging widely in format and purpose. The hope is to present the book as an opportunity—as an entry point to one's own art practice, as a catalyst to new and evolved work, and as an object that even in an age of digital media still carries a certain aura of the limitless potential of all the worlds possibly contained within its pages.

Pages features the work of artists from the Kansas City area and around the country, including emerging as well as established artists. As part of the exhibition, Paragraph will include a "reading room" of work shown in a library-like setting, where visitors will be encouraged to engage in browsing artists’ books, sketchbooks, and zines.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 70-71

Just thought I'd post some more images from the Book of Enid project.  I'm hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of this year.  The end product will be available via lulu.com.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 60-61

Just thought I'd post some more images from the Book of Enid project.  I'm hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of this year.  The end product will be available via lulu.com.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 56-57

Just thought I'd post some more images from the Book of Enid project.  I'm hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of this year.  The end product will be available via lulu.com.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Miami Contest

So, I'm doing another contest, and it would be fantastic if you could visit this link:
http://www.arttakesmiami.com/EllenM
and give it lots of stars!
Then you can share it with everyone you know, so they can give it lots of stars too...
Thanks for your help!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 52-53

Just thought I'd post some more images from the Book of Enid project.  I'm hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of this year.  The end product will be available via lulu.com.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hard copy of The Black Boot now available

I just received my hard copy of The Black Boot Issue 8, which features my work on the cover and the last page of the book.  Issues are available for just $9 here.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Refractory Show at The Trolley Barn

REFRACTORY
October 15, 2010
New Media and Installation Art Show Transforms the Beautiful Tampa Armature Works Building
 
Tampa, FL – REFRACTORY will take place Friday, October 15 at the former Tampa Armature Works building in Tampa Heights (1910 N Ola Ave). This special, one-night-only show runs from 8PM – 11PM. Admission to the show is a suggested donation of $5.

For one night only, an abandoned factory on the Hillsborough River will be transformed into a kaleidoscope of moving images and media art in an exhibition that engages the historic nature of the building and explores the interstitial space between. This beautiful industrial setting will be the backdrop for more than a dozen local and national new media and video artists. Add to this the installation of the largest Dream Machine ever constructed and you’ve got an amazing visual experience and artistic product that may be the most exciting art event of the Fall season.
Featured artists include Robert Chambers, Genesis P. Orridge, Richard Kern, Gerhardt Gruen, James Johnson, Clem Crowder, FaFa, Gean Moreno, Michael LeMieux, Kurt Piazza, Robb Flandry, Brian Taylor, Noelle Mason and Ellen Mueller.

Some highlights of REFRACTORY include:

Dream Machine Installation  A stroboscopic flicker device pioneered by the late artist Brion Gysin comes to life in massive proportions. While originally designed as a table-top meditative device, this version is a giant pillar of moving light that creates a striking visual display.
Genesis P. Orridge  Recently retired from his involvement with Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle, musician and artist Genesis P. Orridge is a contemporary of Brion Gysin and William S. Borroughs and has spent recent years focusing on art and writing. Orridge is represented by New York gallery Invisible-Exports
Robert Chambers  Best known for his contemporary sculptural installations, the art of Robert Chambers has been exhibited across the country at locations including Miami, Philadelphia, and New York. He has been featured in Art in America, artnet and Arte al Dia and has work in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.
Sound Installation by Tetromino  Sound artists John Russell and Yousef Danak team up to create a site-specific sound installation piece based on the cut-up technique of William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and other Beat Hotel-era artists.

REFRACTORY is organized by a collaborative of well known Tampa Bay cultural activists including Ken Cowart, Joe Griffith, and T. Hampton Dohrman with assistance from Adam Kitzerow, Gregory Green and Bradley Askew. This event is made possible through the hard work and generosity of ASD, Experimental Skeleton, Hampton Arts Management, SuperTest and The Heights of Tampa.

For general inquiries, please contact T. Hampton Dohrman at thdohrman@gmail.com or 813.784.2972.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Call for Video and 2D Artists


VIDEO

I am looking for filmmakers of all levels of experience to help in a collaborative video project.  I have a script divided into short scenes, and I would like a different person/group to shoot each scene.  In the end, I will be editing all the scenes together to create the entire script.  Filmmakers have total creative freedom to use whatever medium they like (digital video, stop-motion animation, clay animation, puppets, actors, real or imaginary props/costumes/settings, etc). All participants will be given credit for their work.

The script is very fantastical and follows the time traveling main character, Enid, as she attempts to stop a violent action before it occurs.  The scene breakdown, as well as character profiles can be found here.

I will need something from you to create the end product - a miniDV tape, DVD, a file, etc.

To participate or ask questions, please email me at Ellen@EllenMueller.com

2-Dimensional

I am looking for artists and non-artists of all levels of experience to help in a collaborative art project.  I would like to gather as many depictions of five characters as possible. Profiles of these characters can be found here.  These characters can be depicted in two or three dimensions.  I will print images of these depictions and decorate an altar-like space where people will be able to sit and watch a movie about the characters.  Some of the images may be integrated into the afore mentioned movie.  All participants will be given credit for their work.

Please scan or take a photo of your work.  The recommended file formats are PSD, AI or TIFF. The recommended resolution is 1024x768 or 300 DPI and at least 2.75"x3.75".

To participate or ask questions, please email me at Ellen@EllenMueller.com

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Works Published in The Black Boot

Two of my pieces from the "Sustainable Fanaticism in America" series are being published in Issue 8 of The Black Boot.

If you're going to be in LA on Saturday, September 18th, check out their release party!

7:30 Saturday, September 18th at The Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA. 90026

$5 cover charge gets you the new issue for only $2.
Inexpensive Libations
Daring Readers
No Bullshit Music
Mysterious Performances

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gulf Oil Disaster Response - An Exhibit

Image from Foster Collective

If you're in the Chicago area, you should check out The Foster Collective's Gulf Oil Disaster Response at Landslide Gallery.  I have a piece in the show.  All the artwork in the show is created on gas station paper towels.  There are some pics of the show on their blog

The show will be up through August 13, 2010.  They are having a closing reception 7-10PM on 8/13, so please stop by if you are in the area!

Landslide Gallery is an artist run space located at 4135 N. Western Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

UPDATE:
Here's a link to the piece I sent in.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day One Exhibition

The Master of Fine Arts Organization at University of South Florida is holding a group exhibition of new works by second and third-year MFA candidates at the USF William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, August 9-20, 2010. The William and Nancy Oliver Gallery is located at 3801 Holly Dr, Tampa 33620, in the FAS building. The opening reception is Friday, August 13, 2010, 7-9pm. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. Gallery hours are by appointment. 

Exhibiting artists include Maria Bevilacqua, Biff Bolen, Robb Fladry, Ryan Foster, Zak Hemsteger, Megan Hildebrandt, Jay Hollick, Sarah Kelly, Lin Li, Forrest Macdonald, Fran Marquez, Justin Martin, Cindy Mason, Shane Mayberry, Bruce Monroe, Daniel Moore, Ellen Mueller, Chris Otten, Taylor Pilote, Scott Rosenberg, Serhat Tanyolacar, Jordi Williams.




usfMFAO presents
"Day One"

Date/Times:
August 9 - 20, 2010
Gallery hours by appointment
Reception: August 13, 2010, 7-9pm

Location:
William & Nancy Oliver Gallery
University of South Florida
3801 Holly Dr
Tampa FL 33620

Media Contact:
Bruce Monroe, bmonroe@mail.usf.edu 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 30 and 31

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge).
Book of Enid, pages 30-31, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper

Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 10 and 11

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge). 
Book of Enid, pages 10-11, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper

Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 8 and 9

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge). 
Book of Enid, pages 8-9, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper

Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 5

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge). 
Book of Enid, page 5, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper


Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 18 and 19

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge). 

Book of Enid, pages 18-19, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper


Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book of Enid, pages 16 and 17

In an effort to get more stars (votes) on my portfolio at the 3rd Ward Open Call contest, I'm going to post images from my latest project, Book of Enid, each day until the contest deadline (click image to enlarge). 

Book of Enid, pages 16-17, 2010, 12”x24”, mixed media drawing on paper


Please give my portfolio stars at:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can vote Once per Day from now until July 28th!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine.  

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Please feel free to email your contacts or share on Facebook, etc.  You can also click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Please Vote for My Portfolio

This is an image of what my portfolio looks like - go check it out and give it stars!

I have entered the 3rd Ward Open Call contest to see who can get the highest rating on their portfolio.

So, I am kindly asking you to visit:      http://emueller9.3rdward.com

You can visit Once per Day from now until July 28th, & give my portfolio a whole bunch of stars!
The winner will receive the Vox Populi Award of $1000, and a feature in 3rd Ward's Quarterly Magazine. 

The Vox Populi Voting closes on July 28th.  In order for people to see my work, I need your help to spread the word. Click the 'Share This' button at the top of my portfolio and pick from over 200 social networking tools to help spread the word about my portfolio.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Yoga at Tempus Projects

I'll be teaching yoga twice a week at Tempus Projects, from July 8th to August 21st:

- Thursdays, 6pm
- Saturdays, 1pm

These drop-in vinyasa (flowing) classes are $8, and open to any level of experience.  Bring your own yoga mat, or a beach towel if you don't have a mat.  Hope to see you there, and feel free to share this announcement with anyone that might be interested!

Tempus Projects
5132 North Florida Ave
Tampa FL

Monday, June 21, 2010

Check out TreeHouse Yoga!



Starting July 3rd, I'll be instructing yoga classes at TreeHouse Yoga on Saturdays and Sundays (studio is closed on the 4th of July).

-- Saturdays, 10:45am, Beginner Yoga
-- Sundays, 4:00pm, Vinyasa/Flowing Yoga

TreeHouse Yoga is located at 8509 29th Street Tampa, FL 33604

Single class $15, Full time students (bring your student ID) & seniors (65+) $12

Packages (save $$$):
6 Classes -- $75,  Students & Seniors $66 
10 Classes -- $120,  Students & Seniors $105
20 Classes -- $225,  Students & Seniors $200
Class packages may be used anytime within six months of when you pay for them. (that's a really huge time-frame, and they have a wide variety of instructors to choose from!)
Treehouse Yoga accepts personal checks and cash (no credit cards).

Hope to see you there!
Image: federico stevanin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Piece for "The Things I Dream About"

I just put together this piece for "The Things I Dream About," which is an upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Art Library.  Artists were prompted to create a piece no larger that 4"x6" using your dreams as inspiration.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

3rd and FINAL Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting

3rd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting
Featuring the President's Challenge Fitness Tests and More

TAMPA, FL – The 3rd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting will feature refreshments, and further discussion of exactly who The Fitcilitator is, and what the details of her existence are.

We are also going to be doing all the tests from the President's Challenge (sit-and-reach, pull-ups, sit-ups, shuttle run, and mile run). The winners of these tests will receive exciting Fitciltator attire and gifts. You can sneak a peak at the prizes here: http://www.zazzle.com/ellenmmueller

Don't worry, you don't HAVE to do the tests - they're just there if you want to give it a shot, or want to try to win the prizes. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bring a friend or 5! There is no charge for this event. This project is partially funded by a USF Women’s Status Committee MiniAward.

-- About The Fitcilitator --
There are a few agreed-upon details, such as her vision, which is to help people pass the President's Challenge, and her appearance, which includes red leg warmers, white sneakers, blue shorts, a red sweatshirt top, and a silver cape. Beyond these facts, there is much debate as to the true nature of The Fitcilitator. At this meeting we'll share thoughts on, and recollections of experiences (real or imagined) with, The Fitcilitator. For example: If The Fitcilitator were defeated by an evil foe, what would happen to her?; Who is in The Fitcilitator's league of do-gooders?; How did the Fitcilitator come to be?; List important sightings of The Fitcilitator in action or at rest.


THE IMPORTANT DETAILS:
"3rd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting"

Date/Times:
Friday, May 21, 2010
11am - 1pm

Location:
University of South Florida
Near Campus Recreation Center's Main Entrance
101 Maple Dr
Tampa FL 33620

Find us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/The-Fitcilitator/104602266238665

Media Contact:
Ellen Mueller, emmuelle@mail.usf.edu

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tshirt show at Tempus Projects

The T-SHIRT SHOW at TEMPUS PROJECTS
May 14 - May 16, 2010

Opening Reception Friday May 14, 2010  7pm -10pm
Say you'll be there via Facebook

TEMPUS PROJECTS & InkTank Present:
THE T-SHIRT SHOW | a group exhibition featuring work from Allen Hampton, Ellen Mueller, Shara DeWitt, Robbie Land, Robb Fladry, Megan Leppla, Christopher W. Weeks and MORE!

TEMPUS PROJECTS brings these artists together for a playful event featuring a varity of t-shirts and posters. This exhibition will debut at TEMPUS PROJECTS  in South Seminole Heights located on the back lot of 5132 Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33603. All of the features desgins will be available for purchase at fair prices. Support the local art community! More on these artists will soon to be posted at www.tempus-projects.com

In the courtyard: TEMPUS PROJECTS hosts an open air happening of handmade goods in a one night venders market. Pick up quality goods from local craftsmen like Audrey Garber, Lesley Stuart Tinnaro and Scott Dias.

The Opening Reception for this exhibition will be held on Friday May 14, 2010 from 7pm till 10pm with music, refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres.

The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated.  The exhibition runs through April 9th, 2010 with gallery hours by appointment. Classes and groups are encouraged and welcomed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2nd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting



TAMPA, FL – The 2nd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting will feature refreshments, and further discussion of exactly who The Fitcilitator is, and what the details of her existence are.

We are also going to be doing all the tests from the President's Challenge (sit-and-reach, pull-ups, sit-ups, shuttle run, and mile run). The winners of these tests will receive exciting Fitciltator attire and gifts. You can sneak a peak at the prizes here: http://www.zazzle.com/ellenmmueller

Don't worry, you don't HAVE to do the tests - they're just there if you want to give it a shot, or want to try to win the prizes. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bring a friend or 5! There is no charge for this event. This project is partially funded by a USF Women’s Status Committee MiniAward.
-- About The Fitcilitator --
There are a few agreed-upon details, such as her vision, which is to help people pass the President's Challenge, and her appearance, which includes red leg warmers, white sneakers, blue shorts, a red sweatshirt top, and a silver cape. Beyond these facts, there is much debate as to the true nature of The Fitcilitator. At this meeting we'll share thoughts on, and recollections of experiences (real or imagined) with, The Fitcilitator. For example: Describe The Fitcilitator's moral rules; If you could have The Fitcilitator help you with the Presidential Challenge, what would happen?; What should followers of The Fitcilitator be called?; How did The Fitcilitator gain her powers?; Would The Fitcilitator even inflict physical harm for her cause?; Has The Fitcilitator ever betrayed someone?; List important sightings of The Fitcilitator in action or at rest.

Ellen Mueller presents
"2nd Ever Fitcilitator Fan Club Meeting"
Date/Times:
Friday, April 30, 2010
Noon - 2pm
Location:
University of South Florida
Near Campus Recreation Center's Main Entrance
101 Maple Dr
Tampa FL 33620
Find us on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/The-Fitcilitator/104602266238665
Media Contact:
Ellen Mueller, emmuelle@mail.usf.edu

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New York, New York

I just got back from a 5-day trip to NYC for class research.  Here's a quick run-down of the highlights:

- Fuerza Bruta is a great performance running at the Roth Theater.  If you can, you MUST see it!

- MoMA is showing two very thought-provoking exhibitions: William Kentridge: Five Themes, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.  Again, if you can, you should go see them.

- Amy's Bread and The Milk Bar at Chelsea Market make me happy.  Heck, Chelsea Market makes me happy.

- Oh Katz's Deli, you have large expensive sandwiches, but they're soooooo good...

- Check out the carousel at Luhring Augustine Gallery if you get the chance before May 1st.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Fitcilitator 1st EVER Fan Club Meeting


Come to the 1st ever Fan Club meeting for The Fitcilitator!
Friday, April 9, 2010
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Just West of the USF Fine Arts Building (Tampa Campus)
There will be refreshments, and further discussion of exactly who The Fitcilitator is, and what the details of her existence are.  People will have a chance to enter the trading card competition!

We are also going to be doing all the tests from the President's Challenge (sit-and-reach, pull-ups, sit-ups, shuttle run, and mile run). The winners of these tests will receive exciting Fitciltator attire and gifts. You can sneak a peak at the prizes here: http://www.zazzle.com/ellenmmueller

***Don't worry, you don't HAVE to do the tests - they're just there if you want to give it a shot, or want to try to win the prizes.***

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Bring a friend or 5!

-- About The Fitcilitator --
There are a few agreed-upon details, such as her vision, which is to help people pass the President's Challenge, and her appearance, which includes red leg warmers, white sneakers, blue shorts, a red sweatshirt top, and a silver cape.

Beyond these facts, there is much debate as to the true nature of The Fitcilitator. At this meeting we'll share thoughts on, and recollections of experiences (real or imagined) with, The Fitcilitator.

For example: Describe The Fitcilitator's demeanor; If you could have The Fitcilitator help you with the Presidential Challenge, what would happen?; Describe The Fitcilitator's powers; Describe The Fitcilitator's weaknesses; Describe The Fitcilitator's nemesis (or nemeses); Describe The Fitcilitator's alter ego; List important sightings of The Fitcilitator in action (or at rest)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Help me out with this collaborative project

As part of an upcoming exhibition, artists are invited to participate by creating trading card designs for The Fitcilitator, a superhero who helps people of all ages pass the President's Fitness Challenge.



The front of the card should feature an image of The Fitcilitator, and the back should have some sort of accompanying text, whether it is recounting a piece back-story about The Fitcilitator (powers, weaknesses, nemeses, alter ego, side kick, lair, etc), some important statistics, or something else entirely. Artists have the freedom to make up anything they like. The only known facts about The Fitcilitator include her attire (see reference photo album listed below) and her goal, which is helping people with the President's Challenge.

The 10 best cards will be published as a limited edition set of trading cards, and those 10 artist will receive a set of the trading cards, while the top 25 designs will be published in an exhibition catalog. The trading cards measure 2.5"x3.5". Your image file should measure 2.75"x3.75" and allow .125" on each side for trim. The recommended file formats are PSD, AI or TIFF. The recommended resolution is 1024x768 or 300 DPI at 2.75"x3.75".

Please view the online gallery of source images for inspiration.

There is no submission fee. Please email all submissions, along with your full name, to The Fitcilitator, fitcilitator@gmail.com , no later than April 20, 2010. Please email The Fitcilitator if you have any questions or concerns: fitcilitator@gmail.com

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Don't miss the 2nd Annual MFAO Silent Art Auction


Credit:  Artwork by Jay Hollick

The '2nd Annual MFAO Silent Art Auction' is a fundraising event for the Master of Fine Arts Organization at USF to help raise funds for MFAO's future endeavors.  The auction will feature works in a variety of media including photography, prints, sculpture, drawings, and paintings.  

Early-Bird Bidding will be open from 10am-5pm on Friday, March 26 for USF faculty, staff, and VIPs.  Public Bidding will be open 5pm-10pm on Friday, March 26, concurrent with ARTHOUSE, an annual arts event produced by the School of Art and Art History at USF.  MFAO can accept cash or check only.  

Artists include, but are not limited to: Wallace Wilson, Jeremy Chandler, Cesar Cornejo, Lou Marcus, Neil Bender, Julie Weitz, Katherine Barnes, Tuong Anh Millspaugh, Daniel Moore, James Reiman, Kimberly Adams, Andrew Nigon, Biff Bolen, William Howly, Carmen Tiffany,  Jay Hollick, Megan Hildebrandt, Maxim Maximovitch, Ariel Baron-Robbins, Toni D. Billick, Robb Fladry, Bruce Monroe, Cindy Mason, and Ellen Mueller.

USF MFAO presents
"2nd Annual MFAO Silent Art Auction"

Date/Times:
Early-Bird Bidding:
10am-5pm on Friday, March 26
Public Bidding:
5pm-10pm on Friday, March 26

Location:
University of South Florida
FAH Room 288
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa FL 33620

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Promotional images available for download at:
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Credit:  Artwork by Jay Hollick

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Night Depository" incarnation at Centre Gallery


A version of "Night Depository" will be on view at the Centre Gallery as a part of the 34th Annual USF Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The juror was Sean Miller, an internationally exhibiting multidisciplinary artist. His work explores situations, practices, and information that sustain and define existing power structures in contemporary art and politics.

Check out the Reception:
The reception and awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 26 in front of the USF Contemporary Art Museum. Following the ceremony, the 12th Annual ArtHouse will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at the School of Art & Art History.

Centre Gallery - "Night Depository" is on view here
Marshall Student Center
University of South Florida, CTR 246
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

USF Contemporary Art Museum - Location of the Reception/Awards Ceremony
3821 Holly Drive
Tampa, FL 33620

See you there!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Recent Drawing for Erik

A friend of mine, Erik, sent me some photos to make a piece.  I finally made it over spring break (after about a year or so delay...).


I think I'll call it Traveling Dog.  Approximately 8"x10" in paint marker, pastel, and charcoal on canvas.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Come see GREY MATTER at Tempus Projects

Bring It, Ink & charcoal on paper, 11” x 8.5”, 2008

GREY MATTER at TEMPUS PROJECTS
March 19 -April 9, 2010

Opening Reception March 19, 2010  7pm -10pm with refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres.

TEMPUS PROJECTS Presents:
GREY MATTER | a group exhibition featuring work from Hildebrando Bellizzio, Deon Blackwell, Dave Galbraith, Allen Hampton, Wes Kline, Elizabeth Kozlowski, Lauren Garber Lake, Shannon Richie-Lindsey, Lynn Manos, Cindy Mason, Alessandro Midulla, Meg Mitchell, Ellen Mueller, Justin Nelson, Princess Rashid, and Brian Taylor.

TEMPUS PROJECTS brings these artists together for a diverse exhibition of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. This exhibition will debut at TEMPUS PROJECTS  in South Seminole Heights located on the back lot of 5132 Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33603. More on these artists will soon to be posted at www.tempus-projects.com

The event is free and open to the public but donations are greatly appreciated.  The exhibition runs through April 9th, 2010 with gallery hours by appointment.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Photos from Contain It! Installation Fest - vol. 2

 
Wide view of my pod amongst the others

  
People checking out the Night Depository

  
Two participants

  
Figuring out where to file a dream

  
The dream banks

 
Participants during the day on Saturday

Monday, March 8, 2010

Photos from Contain It! Installation Fest - vol. 1

 
During the day

At night

 
Filling out dream forms

  
Reading the directions for this Night Depository

 
Filing dreams

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sneak peak of "Night Depository" at Contain It!

Here's a sneak peak of some of the items for my installation, Night Depository, at Contain It! Installation Fest happening this Friday/Saturday...


Friday, March 5th, 7-9pm
Opening Bash! - $10
Check out cutting edge contemporary installation art in PODS containers just outside of DFAC

Saturday, March 6th, 10am-3pm
Free admission

The Dunedin Fine Art Center 
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
727.298.DFA

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Come check out "Contain It!"



Don't miss Contain It!  Installation Fest.  I'll be doing an installation in one of the PODS, and I'm super excited!

Friday, March 5th, 7-9pm
Opening Bash! - $10
Check out cutting edge contemporary installation art in PODS containers just outside of DFAC

Saturday, March 6th, 10am-3pm
Free admission

The Dunedin Fine Art Center 
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698
727.298.DFAC

See you there!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

ONE exhibition at Museum of Science & Industry

Come check out two pieces from my recent fashion show at the ONE exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).




ONE Art Exhibition
January 29 - February 26, 2010
The opening reception will take place on Friday, January 29th at 7 P.M.

MOSI will be hosting the ONE exhibition in the second floor ARC Gallery. ONE is a multimedia art exhibition that explores the concept of “one”. “One”, as a number, refers to the integer before two and after zero. It could also be perceived as unity or an ideological force, such as narcissism, capitalism or monotheism. Many facets explore the singular; a sole aim, a single life, a solitaire game.

Admission to the exhibition is included in MOSI general admission. The ARC Gallery is located on MOSI's 2nd floor and surrounds the IMAX® Dome Theatre.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Now Published in Rainy Day Activities Book

Cool news - I can now say I've been published in the UK!



The field guide from Three Mouth-Light Arrays to Counter Frightful Darkness, a collaborative piece I worked on with Phil McCollam, is being published in The Wild Pansy Press Book of Rainy Day Activities, and will be available for free at "Crunchtime2010"



The Wild Pansy Press has produced a publication in which a range of contributors make concrete suggestions for new cultural activities in a Post-Crunch society, with an emphasis on the practical, the cheap and the sustainable.  You can read more about this exciting project, and the artists involved at this link.

"Crunchtime2010" is a festival taking place in the City of York, UK, January 29th - February 6th, 2010.  Global issues and concerns are increasingly on the minds of everyone.  Using a variety of venues as galleries and the city's sites and streets for projects, "Crunchtime2010" offers a snapshot of artists’ responses to the issues of living in the early 21st century.  Read more at this link.