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, , no later than April 20, 2010. Please email The Fitcilitator if you have any questions or concerns:

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"

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

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

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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

March 19 -April 9, 2010

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

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

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