The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
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Photos left to right: Hank Willis Thomas in his studio and Yuken Teruya in his studio during Open Studios 2010.
Thursday, October 13, 6-10 pm (opening reception)
Friday, October 14, 6-9 pm
Saturday, October 15, 1-6 pm
Open Studios 2011 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our vibrant and diverse community of 76 contemporary artists.
EFA artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working
under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
New York, NY 10018
About EFA Studio Program: Founded in 1998 as a program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the EFA Studio Program was created to provide affordable studio space within a community of artists, facilitate career development, and promote public and critical exposure for our members. EFA Studios is housed on eight floors of the EFA building located in Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District, in close proximity to the city’s primary gallery districts. Members are selected by a jury of respected arts professionals, through a competitive application process. EFA Studios facilitates interaction with dealers, curators, and critics to provide continued development for member-artists. Unique among studio programs
in New York City, EFA Studios is one of the few remaining arts organizations still providing long-term workspace in Manhattan.
ALSO ON VIEW:
THROUGH OCT. 22, 2011 at EFA PROJECT SPACE
iraqimemorial.org, conceived of by media artist Joseph DeLappe, was launched in 2007 as a web-based platform for artists, designers, and architects to propose concepts for imagined memorials to the unrecognized civilian casualties incurred during the war in Iraq. The website was initially created in reaction to the World Trade Memorial Competition website launched in 2004 to commemorate “the thousands of innocent men, women and children murdered by terrorists.” EFA Project Space presents an exhibition of plans and responses selected out of the pool that now exist on the iraqimemorial.org site. The proposal guidelines encourage participants to use a wide range of locations and mediums to create collective memory and unity, drawing upon traditional and expanded ideas of memorial.
“BLACKBURN 20 I 20 ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW”
THROUGH NOV. 6, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 6:00-9:00pm
Blackburn 20|20 is an exhibition space operated by the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop(RBPMW.) RBPMW 2011 Annual Member Show is an exhibition featuring the work of current RBPMW members showcasing a variety of fine art printmaking techniques: lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, artist books and digital prints.
FASHION DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL
Open Studios 2011 is in conjunction with The Fashion District Arts Festival.
Visit their website for more information.
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.
Open Studios 2011 is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Vasari
Classic Artists’ Oils, and many generous individuals.
A Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W 39th Street, 3rd Floor
Click here for more information on participating artists.
323 West 39th St, 3rd Floor
NY, NY 10018
btw. 8th and 9th Ave.
Hours Tues-Fri., 10-6pm
Other EFA Programs:
EFA Project Space
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop