Monday, October 29, 2012

'Manifest Destiny III' at Punch Gallery in Seattle

If you know anyone in the Seattle area, please tell them to swing by Punch Gallery for Arrest Me: International Juried Exhibition.  Manifest Destiny III will be on view along with the work of 19 other artists!  A total of 477 artists submitted 1,769 entries from all corners of the globe.

Arrest Me: International Juried Exhibition
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2012
Opening reception/Awards announced: Thur, Nov 1

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle, Washington 98104
Map and directions

Hours: Noon-5pm Thursday-Saturday,
or by appointment.

Included Artists:
Chase Boston – Pullman, WA
Mary Coats – Iowa City, IA
Lizzy Cross – Palo Alto, CA
Susan Danielson – Seattle, WA
Brooks Dierdorff – Eugene, OR
Lacy Draper – Seattle, WA
Brett Eberhardt – Macomb, IL
Bryan Florentin – Dallas, TX
Nicole Mauser – Kansas City, MO
Amie McNeel – Seattle, WA
Ellen Mueller – Buckhannon, WV
Kate Nartker – San Francisco, CA
Kelly O'Brien – Smyrna, GA
Sara Osebold – Seattle, WA
Liz Rodda – Austin, TX
Serrah Russell – Seattle, WA
Jack Ryan – Portland, OR 
Anthony Sonnenberg – Seattle, WA
Chris Thorson – Oakland, CA
Rodrigo Valenzuela – Seattle, WA

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Manifest Destiny III" in Kentucky

"Manifest Destiny III" has been selected for Approach, an exhibit of performance based work.

October 20-November 21

Lexington Art League
Loudoun House: 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505
Gallery: Tues-Fri, 10a-4p; Sat-Sun, 1p-4p | Office: Mon-Fri, 9a-5p
859.254.7024 |

Selected Artists:
Paul Shortt
Danny Rose
Katie Kehoe
Christie Blizard
Gracelee Lawrence
Richard Smolinski
John Paul Morabito
Ellen Mueller
Christopher L. Williams
Clare Benson
Summer Zickefoose
Meaghan Carpenter
Veronica Pena-Martinez
Rae Goodwin
Trevor Martin
Catron Booker
Julie Wills
Shana Robbins
Gary Setzer
Thomas Albrecht
Anya Liftig
Jefferson Pinder
Kjel Alkire
Laura Ginn

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Five by Five exhibit at Tampa Museum of Art

I've created a work for the Five by Five exhibit/fundraiser at the Tampa Museum of Art.  If you're near Tampa, go check it out and support a great cause!

FIVE by FIVE Art Exhibition
An evening of great music, dance, theatre and film
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 8 – 11 pm
Art After Dark at the Tampa Museum of Art

Friday, October 12, 2012

Billboard Art Project in Atlanta GA

This photo was taken in Duluth MN, 2011
... it might be the work on display in Atlanta!
I just received notice that my image(s) from a previous Billboard Art Project show have been selected to be included in a special, week long segment of The Billboard Art Project's current Atlanta show. Guest curator Katerina Lanfranco has included my work in Color Shift, her personal selection of images that will run for the next week, October 13 - 19.

I'm not sure which images will be there (perhaps the one pictured here?), but if you're in Atlanta, it's definitely worth checking out!

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Recent Works at the Sleeth Gallery

Enid Series: Partners by Ellen Mueller, mixed media on canvas, 3’ x 4’ 6", 2011
Ellen Mueller: Recent Works
October 10 - November 1, 2012

Opening reception: Oct 11, 2012 4:30pm
Artist Talk: Oct 11, 2012 6pm

Hours: Mon - Fri, Noon-5pm
(or by appointment)

Sleeth Gallery
The Sleeth Gallery is located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall at West Virginia Wesleyan College, at the intersection of East Main Street and College Avenue in Buckhannon, WV.
Admission is free.

Mueller — an intermedia artist — focuses on humans' resistance to change and a struggle for control. How these efforts display themselves is the subject of the works collected in this exhibition, which includes large-scale paintings and video works. Recurrent visual themes include corporate management structures, cult dynamics, and Sisyphean tasks. Although these works share many specific, personal associations and a dry sense of humor, the audience is invited to develop personal narratives and explanations for each piece.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Book of Enid" in Green Bay

Know anyone around Green Bay, WI?  Tell them to check out this cool show of artists' books!  Book of Enid will be in the show, along with many other talented artists' works. This will be a hands-on exhibition and visitors to the exhibition will be able to handle the books in a gallery reconfigured as an artists' books reading room.

How to Read a Book: An Artists' Books Reading Room
October 11 - November 1, 2012

Reception: Thurs, Oct 11, 4:30-6:30pm, Curator's talk at 5pm

Lawton Gallery
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay WI 54311

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2-Person Exhibit in Minneapolis

If you're in Minneapolis, swing by the U of M Coffman Art Gallery between Oct 11 and Nov 30 to see some of my photographs!

you are my master // i am your master
Oct 11 - Nov 30, 2012

October 19, 2012, 6-8pm

Coffman Memorial Union
Coffman Art Gallery
first floor outside of the theater

This photographic exhibition explores and juxtaposes the idea of humankind's harmonious existence with nature alongside its inescapable tendency to dominate and master its environment, controlling it for its own needs. While Ellen Mueller concentrates on issues of intrusion upon nature by focusing on manifest destiny through the lens of satire with her photography, David Luke conversely reveals the thoughtful connection between humankind and its environment through photographic diptychs which pair food sources with a complimentary water source. Though different in approach, both artists congruently create a discourse for us, highlighting our differing relationship with Nature.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Book of Enid" in St. Paul MN

If you're going to be in/near St. Paul MN, check out this exciting show of Artists' Books at Bethel University!

Small Press: Exhibition of Artist Books and Publications
October 4-Decemebr 14, 2012

Reception: Thursday, October 18th, 7-8 pm, following my 6pm lecture

Johnson Gallery
Clauson Center (CC building), 2nd Floor
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Practical Preparedness at Art:Screen Sweden

"Preparing for Bioterrorism," will be showing on Oct 5 at the Art:Screen Festival in Sweden. Specifically, my video will be showing at 4:20pm at Bio Roxy - Salong 1. They have a thorough schedule here.

Art:Screen Festival
5 - 7 October 2012
Örebro, Sweden

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Self Portrait Exhibit in Hot Springs AR

Anyone know people in Arkansas?  If you do, send them to the Fine Art Center of Hot Springs for the Self Portrait exhibit...

Erma Series, Insistent, 12"x24", mixed media on paper, $500 framed

Self Portrait Exhibit
October 5-29, 2012

The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs
626 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901

Open 10:30am - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday


Participating Artists:
Jeremy Bell – Seattle, WA
Kelly Blevins – Pittsburgh, PA
John De La O – Brooklyn, NY
James Ehlers – Emporia, KS
Bruce Erikson – Maineville, OH
Nicole Foran – Laredo, TX
Robert Fraher – Menomonie, WI
David M Hicks – Indianapolis, IN
Amy Hunter – Sparks, NV
Elizabeth Katz – Phoenix, AZ
BiLan Liao – Padiach, KY
Chriopher Lonegan – Monkton, MD
Ellen Mueller – Buckhannon, WV
Erin Murray – Owings Mills, MD
Carol Radsprecher – Brooklyn, NY
William Reed – Brooklyn, NY
Steve Rude – Ventura, CA
Kat Schneck – Queens, NY
Hana Shoup – Houston, TX
Wanda Sullivan – Mobile, AL
Tom Whitton – West Palm Beach, FL

Monday, October 1, 2012

Presenting at MACAA // Detroit 2012

I am co-chairing a panel with Phil McCollam at MACAA"Making Bullshit: Serious Play and Failure in Arts Education and Professional Practice." 

Here is a link to the full conference schedule / panel descriptions.  And these are the presentations on our panel:

“A Case Study for Making Bullshit”
Ellen Mueller, West Virginia Wesleyan College

“Disrupting Habitual Forms of Perception”
Laurencia Strauss, Washington University St Louis

“Serious Play Today”
Carol Ann Carter, University of Kansas

“Curiosity and Play in New Genres Arts”
Justin Lincoln, Whitman College

Friday, Oct 5, 2012
Session 5, 3-4:30pm
Woodward A, Level 2, Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226