BILLBOARD ART PROJECT

Reading, PA

Saturday

24-hours of non-stop billboard art by over 46 artists & collaborations at Route 222 & Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA 19560.

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Reading, PA Participating Artists:

Andrea Lantz – Richmond, VA

Andrea Lantz is based in Richmond , Virginia where she pursues art as a means to rebalance the right side of her brain after long days of left brained labor in the corporate world.

She primarily enjoys painting and photography, with occasional detours into sculpture. Andrea studied watercolor painting with Shelly Bechtel-Shepherd and has exhibited in group shows in the Richmond area. She uses photography as a creative outlet while on business trips where painting is impractical.

Andrea’s prior forays into public art include a fish sculpture in Richmond, Virginia ’s “Go Fish” public art exhibition in 2001 and four dinosaur sculptures in Wilmington, Delaware ’s “Downtown Dino Days” in 2002 and 2003. One of her dinosaurs is in the collection of the Delaware History Museum.

Andres L. Hernandez – Chicago, IL

Andres L. Hernandez is an artist, designer, and educator who creatively explores the limits and possibilities of language through written and visual means.

Andres received his B. Arch. degree from Cornell University, and his M.A. in Art Education degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art Education.

Balam Soto – Hartford, CT

A prolific artist, Balam has exhibited his artwork in fine art venues worldwide. Venues include the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science Museum in Queens, NY; Queens Museum of Art in Queens, NY; Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art in Scranton, PA; the Centre Cultural in Brussels, Belgium; the National Library of Cameroon in West Africa; the Art + Tech Corridor at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; and Museum Miraflores in Guatemala City, Guatemala, among numerous others.

www.balam.us

Begi – Tel Aviv, Israel

Begi is a 30 year old Israeli dude. An ex-dairy farmer (The dairy farm was closed, they sold all the cows. Real sad thing), from a Kibbutz called Gadot - it's on the northern banks of the Jordan river .

I’m a beginning illustrator & designer, making my first steps in the world of art. Well, that's it really, there must be other stuff too, but for now that is what is important. I think.

www.begi.co.il

Brian Nogues – Miami, FL

Brian Nogues was born and raised in Miami , Florida . He received his BFA in Digital Media, with a minor in Art History, from the University of Florida in 2008. In 2010, he was awarded his MFA in visual arts from Clemson University in South Carolina.

His work is not defined by a particular medium, but is most often photographic in nature and combines technical ability with conceptual rigor. Brian's interests range from critical theory to the most trivial aspects of popular culture, creating a common point of intersection in his work. He currently resides, works, and teaches in South Florida.

www.possum-head.com

Casey Otremba – Princeton , NJ

Casey Otremba was born in New York and was raised all over the United States. She returned to New York in 1998, attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and received her BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Casey has recently completed her MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland where she explored themes of abandoned buildings and fashion. She works as both designer and illustrator since she thrives on creative challenges. Work Casey has designed has been featured in Women’s Wear Daily, Lucky Magazine, and Time Out New York. Her work draws its inspiration from photography of the 1940s through the 1970s. Casey is currently designing and exploring fashion and portraiture in Princeton.

www.nepenthean.com/

Cheri Homaee – Richfield, OH

Cheri Homaee is a painter/photographer residing in Richfield, OH. She loves working in acrylics and charcoal. Cheri has been a full-time artist since 2009. She began painting and drawing in grade school and continued in high school, and she considers herself lucky to have had the same art teacher in school for 12 years.

After receiving her BS in Mechanical Engineering, she worked as an engineer/mathematician/programmer and now has returned to her first love, art.

She has won national and international juried competitions for her photography and has been published many times in books and magazines. A collection of her photography and paintings are in many collectors' homes in the US and Europe (112).

http://leartstudio.com

Christopher Ryan Spence – Brooklyn , NY

Christopher Ryan Spence was born in Macon, GA on 3/15/1982. He received his Juris Doctorate in Dec 2009. He has worked with numerous artists and collaborative projects in NYC for the past 4 years. He has contributed to works displayed at the Queens Museum of Art (w/ Las Hermanas Iglesias ), in Gawker (w/ Daddy), and in other galleries/events/performances around NY/FL. His personal work investigates the production of truth, constitutionalism, publics, sovereignty, Internet, “remix,” social media and identity, history, and communication.

www.thespaceavailable.com

CJ Hungerman – Geneva, IL

CJ is originally from Pittsburgh. He attended West Liberty State College and West Virginia University. Upon completion of each undergraduate college, he received a BS in graphic design and a BFA in painting, respectively. CJ went on to graduate school at Northern Illinois University , receiving his masters in painting, studying under Gordon Dorn, Josh Kind and Ben Mahmoud.

www.bluecanvas.com/randomrobot

Claire Accardo – Richmond, VA

Claire Accardo is an artist, jewelry designer and purveyor of vintage goods living in Richmond, Virginia. Her work focuses on using vintage, salvaged, repurposed and found materials. She has lots of cats.

www.salvagedlove.etsy.com
www.salvagedlovevintage.etsy.com

Claudia Lynch – New Orleans, LA

Claudia Lynch has enjoyed a multifaceted career as theatrical costume designer, tutu-maker, milliner, author, publisher, artist and illustrator. Each detailed painting in her ShoeStories series is accompanied by an original story, loaded with witty puns and clever innuendo, narrated by a hard-boiled skirt chaser right out of a 1940’s detective novel. Exaggerated proportions make each heel impossibly high and impossibly sexy. Right away, you’re in the mood to surrender to every tongue-in-cheek double meaning in the otherwise innocent words. Claudia relishes the variety of each new day, completing projects as varied as corporate brochures, fashion illustrations for a sewing magazine, and faux Andy Warhol prints for a film. She lives in New Orleans, LA.

www.shoestories.net
www.claudialynch.com

CP/DF Projects – Drexel Hill, PA

Danny Fiedler and Christopher Poehlmann have been collaborating as CP/DF Projects for the past two years. Fiedler is the wordsmith, Poehlmann the visual artist. In the co-lab, Danny will feed Chris statements, sentences or paragraphs of narrative (always hoping to deliver the indigestible torte, the impossible soufflé). Poehlmann will then either pick images from his archive of photographs, or peel something off the back of his imagination and shoot something specific for it. The works that fall off the back of this collaboration would not happen without the interaction between the two artists: one feeds off the other, sometimes image first, other times the words guide the image. In the end, our expectations of advertising graphics or motivational posters are subverted and the resulting image sits in that uncomfortable waiting room between art and advertising ("the Doctor will see you now"), something to give us a little smack in the head to wake up our curiosity. Poehlmann has been successfully pursuing a career in the visual arts (photography and furniture design) since the mid-80s. Fiedler has a lifetime of writing under his belt and the facilities to cull from his over-active imagination.

www.flickr.com/photos/cpoehlmann/

Create In Situ – Philadelphia , PA

Create In Situ creates public artworks using a dynamic range of technologies and visual media. A fascination with the psychological, social, and emotional effects of place motivates us to create multidimensional works that activate the senses. Their mission is to expand technology’s role in public art and augment the everyday experience of place, transforming a typical space into a perceptually enriched experience. Create In Situ is lead by artists Sarah Zimmer and Kim Brickley, multidisciplinary artists that focus on layers of perceptual experience, place, and time. The theory of Psychogeography summarizes this focus.

Psychogeography- the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals. – Guy Debord

Ellen Mueller – St Petersburg FL

Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring the shared, everyday challenge of resisting change and maintaining control.

Mueller was raised in Fargo, ND and currently lives and works in Pueblo, CO. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida.

Additionally, she has obtained training at Dell'Arte International and the Brave New Institute. Recently, she has been selected for residencies at Vermont Studio Center, The Pajama Factory, and Colorado State University-Pueblo.

www.EllenMueller.com

Erica D. Maggi – Portland, OR

As a struggling artist, I’m perched somewhere on the brink between obsolete isolation and claustrophobic smothering. Though I paint enormous paintings in my garage and draw small things in my kitchen, I am primarily a happy-go-lucky stay-at-home mom with 2 gorgeous girls, a camera, and an itchy trigger finger. I snap pictures of mundane moments, instantly freezing a memory in concrete form, which inevitably causes a catalytic slide into the monumental. I think including one of my captured passing fancies in a transient display of art would be just great, thank you very much.

Flavio Galván – Plantation, FL

Flavio was born in Argentina in 1971; there, he studied art at the University of Cordoba, as well as graphic design at the 21st Century University of Business. During the past 20 years he has produced a mature body of artistic work. Flavio has exhibited his work in different countries of Latin America and in the U.S., and his work is found in prominent private collections.

www.flaviogalvan.com
www.behance.net/flaviogalvan

Ginnefine Jalloh – Woodbridge, VA

My style is a fusion of pop art and contemporary/modern. I strive to find new applications and techniques in my work – be it combining digital design with traditional art, experimenting with textures, or mixed media. The mediums I use the most are acrylic/oil paint, pencil, and charcoal. There is always a clear concept to all of my work; each piece has a thoughtful meaning behind it. My overall philosophy is to make the viewer look deeper into my artwork visually and conceptually. As I continue to grow I strive to be illustrious and innovative with all of my future work.

www.ginnefine.com

Happy Accidents – St. Paul, MN

Happy Accidents is a collaborative effort comprised of two artists - Kara Hendershot and Summer Scharringhausen. It all began with an eight-foot piece of plywood, spray paint, and an image inspired by David Lynch. The goal was to create a painting for Altered Esthetics Gallery's "Tales From the Black Lodge" exhibit, held in October of 2008.

The original painting titled “Penelope” is an ongoing project, a large mixed media painting consisting of giant doll characters amidst an ever-changing background. The painting is constantly changing, as Happy Accidents happily re-creates the story within the artwork by continuously painting over the previous scene. Happy Accidents has set a goal to fit “Penelope” into as many Altered Esthetics theme shows as possible.

The collaboration, Happy Accidents, is all about liberation, spontaneity, and pure fun.

www.mnartists.org

Harriete Estel Berman – San Mateo, CA

Harriete Estel Berman uses post-consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and works of social commentary. Sculptures include domestic appliances remarking on the roles of women and the influence of advertising in our consumer society.

Berman’s work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. Her work is included in the permanent collections of 15 museums and is featured in over 36 books, including "Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects," "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft," and the cover of "The Fine Art of The Tin Can."

Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Syracuse University (BFA) and Temple University (MFA), she resides in San Mateo, California.

www.harriete-estel-berman.info
www.askharriete.typepad.com

Heather Dewey-Hagborg – Brooklyn, NY

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to installation, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology and the environment. Examining culture through the lens of information, Heather creates situations embodying concepts, freed from the artist's hand.

Heather has shown work internationally and recently created a collaborative site-specific installation at the Jaaga art and technology center in Bangalore, India. In the past year she has participated in PS1's Saturday Sessions, the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, Bushwick BETA Spaces, Art in Odd Places, Nuit Blanche/Bring to Light, and Williamsburg Walks public art festivals in New York. She participated in the Flow/Slow art conference on the Delaware River last September calling attention to the fragility of this ecosystem and the risks of fracking.

In the past two years she has created site-specific installations for Issue Project Room, Splatterpool and The Northside Town Hall in Brooklyn, Skydog Projects in Narrowsburg, NY, I-Park in CT, and CEPA Gallery in Buffalo. Her recent project Totem is featured on Art Fag City 's premiere Sound of Art album and is currently on display at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. In addition to her individual work she collaborates often with the collective Future Archaeology.

www.deweyhagborg.com

Hue Park –Brooklyn, NY

Hue Park is a visual artist working in New York . Park was born in Seoul , South Korea , where he studied poetry as an undergraduate before moving to the United States to study Studio Art at New York University . Park’s work, consisting primarily of video and photography, is influenced by his experiences as an immigrant, student of poetry, and non-native English speaker, exploring themes of language, communication, memory, and nostalgia.

www.radioandpaper.com

Industry of the Ordinary – Chicago, IL

Industry of the Ordinary was formed in 2003. The two artists who make up this collaborative team, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, have long histories as visual and performative artists. They bring complementary sensibilities to their activities.

Their projects exist in temporal terms, but have also been conceived to function on the website associated with the collaboration, www.industryoftheordinary.com

They have had solo shows at the MCA, Chicago and NEIU Gallery and performed at the opening of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as making work for a wide variety of private, semi-private and public settings, both temporary and permanent. They will have a survey of their practice at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2012.

www.industryoftheordinary.com

Ione Citrin – Los Angeles, CA

Ione's art has shown nationally since 1998 when, after years of world travel, a successful television, radio, theatre and film career in performing arts, she decided to focus her richly diverse talents on the visual arts. Ione's artistic expression, creativity and passion for communication have resulted in numerous awards for her painting, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage. She appears featured in several important publications and maintains an extensive exhibition schedule.

www.artbyione.com

Jenny Buffington – Chicago, IL

Jenny Buffington is an artist based in the United States. She is interested in exploring man’s relationship with nature: looking at how we perceive, and are made to perceive, the world around us. Her work is inspired by improbable juxtapositions of places and other modes of illusion that examine our complex relationships with spectacle, fantasy, and artifice; simultaneously questioning the lenses we use to view the world, and who is doing the viewing.

www.jennybuffington.com

John Cizmar – Chicago, IL

Born and raised in Chicago. I'm interested in media as a source material. Fantastical stories and mediated perception are my artistic focus. In hindsight, from an early age I was fascinated with television and the fantasy created by it. My images investigate the relationship between media and ourselves.

www.johncizmar.com

Joseph Church – Rockford, IL

Joseph Church was born and raised in Rockford, IL. He studied various fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After several years at the art institute, he moved back to Rockford to work and focus on his own artwork. In 2006, Joseph went on to attend school at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and in 2010 he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. Joseph currently is involved in showing his artwork in the Rockford, Chicago, and Milwaukee areas and also works on freelance design projects.

www.josephchurch.net

Joy Hunsberger – Souderton, PA

Joy appreciates many worlds, and is just as likely to be found singing to an audience of deer or giving talks to her community about designing sustainable, regenerative systems and human settlements.

Currently, she is very involved with a local permaculture group, learning and teaching ways to mimic nature that benefit all. In the past, she was a founder and board member of a K-8 charter school focused on experiential learning. She has also been employed in web design and development for 13 years.

Joy graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1999. She has since been involved in numerous art exhibits, but prefers more unconventional venues, believing that they offer more conversation, exchange of ideas, and introspection.

www.joyh.com

Julia Barbee – Portland, OR

Julia Barbee earned her Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from California State University, Long Beach. Her work is a process-based study examining the visible, the ephemeral, the auditory—and the temporal marks of identity. Scent is the platform for sculptural performance, text work, experimentation, quasi-anthropological study, and non-representational self-portraiture.

juliabarbee.com

June Bisantz – Willimantic, CT

June Bisantz received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting from Claremont Graduate University in California, and has lived and worked in Boston, Los Angeles and New York City. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally, and she has received grants and commissions to support her public projects, which include art on billboards, buses, movie theater screens, architectural surfaces, street signs and traffic control devices.

Ms. Bisantz is also a musician who has produced several collections of original jazz, all of which have received national recognition. She teaches Digital Art & Design at Eastern Connecticut State University .

junebisantz.com

Kara Hendershot – St. Paul, MN

Kara Hendershot was born in Toronto , Canada and currently resides in St. Paul, MN. She is very active in the Twin Cities arts community - both through the production and exhibition of her work throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as in the promotion and support of other local artists and organizations.

Working primarily in mixed media painting, her work explores the relationships between individuals and their surroundings. She depicts the connections that people have to their environment while simultaneously examining the contradictory moments that occur when those connections become faint and uncertain, lending a sense of detachment from one’s realm.

http://karahendershot.com

Karrie Ross – Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles native Karrie Ross, fine artist, shares her explorations into concepts of energy, science, participation, conversations and being seen, as the underlying influences of her art. Abstract representations that create a 'safe' place for the viewer to experience a flow and connection from their interaction with the art... discovering that they are part of a bigger whole. She poses to you a question... "What is YOUR energy telling the world?" and invites you to join with and experience hers in the art she creates. More of her work can be seen at:

www.karrierossfineart.com

Katelyn Crawford – Arlington, VA

Katelyn has been a freelance photojournalist for 7 years, working for newspapers, magazines and websites. She exhibits photography and paintings in galleries as well. Currently she is living in the Washington, D.C. area where she attends law school. Katelyn contributes her luck in art to her family.

Kiyomi – Riverside, CA

Hello! My name is Kiyomi and I have been an exhibiting artist since the 1990s. Over the years, I developed an ability to create spontaneously and experiment with unconventional techniques.

I choreograph a dance between transparent vs. opaque layers, traditional and non-traditional materials, and fine art supplies with electronics.

My current body of work incorporates printmaking, hand-marbled paper and water-based paint on acrylic plastic. The back layer is video or lights. I created these because I want the viewer to EXPERIENCE the piece; to …get lost in it. The shadows and iridescent/metallic qualities allows the art to appear as one thing until you look at it from a different angle. The longer you look, the more you will see!

kiyomisartstudio.com

Kwadwo Adae – Bethany, CT

Born 1976 in Rochester, NY loves Louisiana.

Kwadwo Adae (pronounced K'way-Joe Uh-dye) exhibits his non-objective oil paintings widely in the Northeast, and has work in private collections in CA, CO, NY, MD, CT, RI, MA, NY, PA, NJ, and DE. He is the Founder, Director, and Head Instructor of the Adae Fine Art Academy, a private institution in New Haven, CT, committed to providing arts instruction in drawing and painting to children, teens, and adults, including special needs classes for students afflicted with schizophrenia, and offsite instruction for the elderly in assisted living centers. Kwadwo just completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center after receiving a full fellowship award in May 2011. He serves on the curatorial board of the Visual Arts Committee of Artspace in New Haven.

"In my current series, Kwadrilaterals, every oil painting is born from the pain and suffering of living with sickle-cell anemia. Since early childhood my primary coping skill for dealing with my illness has been to create paintings. My life expectancy is short so my paintings, like me, are blunt, vibrant, and full of life. I strive to create work devoid of any reference to the objective world as a means of escapism. The paintings are visual manifestations of my personal and psychological shields. They are fortifications meant to distract most people from ever getting to know my heavily scarred and tortured inner self. They are meant to engage the viewer in ways that I personally cannot. They are meant to portray, solely in a language of color and form, the multiple sides of my personality. All of the hospital rooms where my suffering occurs have been white, sterile, and colorless places. Thus, physically adding strong colors to white surfaces has always been an aspect of painting I have found completely cathartic. My psychological association with white has manifested a strong addiction to color in my work, clothing, and daily life. They are all executed on square canvases, a shape that brings connotations of order, consistency, and stability which are missing aspects of my personal life."

www.kwadrants.blogspot.com

Les Mayers – Santa Monica, CA

Mr. Mayers describes his latest works as digital impressionism, and is considered by many to be one of the leading futurists in the emerging contemporary art scene of Southern California.

His work incorporates numerous state-of-the-art advances of modern technology, not only in the manner he uses to create his art, but also in the way his art is viewed and experienced. His bold and colorful concepts and works are at the forefront of today’s continually evolving art world.

His final images typically begin as either a concept sketch or digital photographic image, and evolve through the combination of traditional art concepts with advances in modern technology, that were not available to previous generations of artists.

www.lesmayers.com

Luisa Pulido – Miami, FL

Luisa was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is from Colombian ancestry. She graduated in the year 2000 with honors in Art. After briefly attending New World School of the Arts, Luisa traveled to countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, where she attended art museums and various exhibitions.

She has been painting since childhood, and over time has shown great talent and dedication to art.

www.luisapulido.com

Michele Guieu – Sunnyvale, CA

Michele Guieu was born in southern France, lived her teenage years in Senegal (Africa), travelled and moved quite a lot. She is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (MA Graphic Design and Multimedia), Paris, France.

She was a graphic designer for many years when she lived in Paris, where she worked for non-profit organizations and museums. She also exhibited her work in Paris and Copenhagen, before moving to the US in 2000. She is a San Diego Art Prize 2009 nominee in the Emerging Artists Category. Guieu recently had a solo exhibition at Art Produce Gallery and participated in shows at the California Center for the Arts, the Oceanside Museum of Art and the William Cannon Art Gallery. She was invited to the "Summer Salon Series" at the San Diego Museum of Art during the summer of 2010.

Michele Guieu lived and worked in San Diego for six years and moved to the bay area in 2010.

micheleguieu.com
micheleguieu.blogspot.com

PlantBot Genetics – Waverly, AL

PlantBot Genetics co-founders Wendy DesChene (Canada) and Jeff Schmuki (United States) began practicing as an artist team in 2009. Their first team award was an artist residency at the American Academy in Rome. They have since created projects in Iceland, New York, Connecticut, and Florida. Their latest work together called “Monsantra” has been displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt, and 6 other countries. While collaborating with the department of Engineering at Auburn University, they also created a community project at the Jules Collins Museum of Art. PlantBot Genetics specializes in research based public works that concentrate on whimsical robot + plant combinations and other agricultural modifications.

www.monsantra.com
www.jeffschmuki.com, www.wendydeschene.com

Rachael Gorchov – New York, NY

Rachael Gorchov's current work depicts imagery of mundane American landscapes: industrial parks, the sides of highways and apartment complexes. Often referencing 18th century picturesque landscape paintings, her work creates an environment where one can stop and closely observe how this imagery, often found, represents Americans' collective dreams, daily lives, pasts and presents.

She currently works and lives in New York City.

www.rachaelgorchov.com

Raul Magaldi – Plantation, FL

  1. Born in Cordoba , Argentina in 1942.
  2. I969 awarded a degree in Architecture by the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
  3. Practiced architecture from 1969 to 1972.
  4. Took lessons in painting techniques and history from private Argentine teachers.
  5. 1990 first solo exhibition at Lagard Gallery in Buenos Aires - Argentina.
  6. Participated in ArteBA in 1995.
  7. From 1998 to 2008 had my own private gallery (by appointment only) in Cordoba, having frequent exhibitions.
  8. Invited by and exhibited at the Museum of Maldonado , Punta del Este (Uruguay).
  9. Was professor of Design and Drawing at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina).

Richard Humann – Brooklyn, NY

Richard Humann is a contemporary conceptual American artist.

He lives and works in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and has received national and international attention and was chosen for inclusion in the 2003 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

Other major exhibits include DIA Art Foundation, New York, NY; Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sonoma, CA; Museo Cristóbal Gabarrón, Murcia, Spain; Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY; Gallery St. Gertrud Malmo, Sweden; Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Project Row Houses, Houston, TX; Gasworks Gallery, London, England; Kemi Art Museum, Kemi, Finland; Planet Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Samzie Space, Seoul, Korea; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY; Voorkamer Gallery, Lier, Belgium; and Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

His work has appeared and been reviewed in the following publications: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Dwell, New York Arts, ArtReview, The New Yorker, Sculpture, American Craft, Flash Art, Artforum and Art in America. Richard has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council.

ghost-trails.com

Robin Mann Robison – Chalfont, PA

Robin has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA. She left Philadelphia after graduating for Texas. There she worked as a photojournalist for more than 6 years before returning to the East coast. Robin enjoys creating movement in her images, making the eye wander around never settling in one place. Her last juried event was with the Reproductive Justice Arts Extravaganza in Philadelphia. She is permanently showing at Hens Teeth, in Doylestown, PA.

Ron Stasko – Darrow, LA

In 1993 I graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design. I started my career in the Printing Industry, as a print shop manager and sign maker. Then came the responsibilities of raising a family, and I set my artistic endeavors aside. For 15 years my paint brushes, camera, and other supplies laid dormant. I did not appreciate the gifts I had and lacked the life experience needed to have something meaningful to communicate through art. In 2008 the doors to my art were re-opened, allowing me to once again pursue my artistic endeavors in the fullness of what I believe God intended. Since then I have won a number of Awards and have shown my works in venues across the country.

www.flickriver.com/photos/abundantsoul/

Russ McIntosh – Vienna, VA

Have you ever stared at a cloud and saw shapes and images in them? The images I have created have many layers, and upon further reflection the viewer can see ?hidden images? that were originally unnoticeable. The approach I take with my artwork is very distinct, in that I incorporate numerous photographs into a very unique composition. Utilizing anywhere from six to two dozen images, I try to present the essence of staring at clouds within my own artwork. If you look at the shadow shapes and highlights within the image, other objects will start to take focus.

www.russmcintosh.com

Samantha Hookway – Columbus, OH

Samantha Hookway, originally from Ohio, holds her MFA from The Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia (University Fellowship recipient). Samantha also studied in the sculpture department at Kungliga Konsthögskolan (The Royal University College of Fine Art) in Stockholm , Sweden (2006-08). Samantha participated in the Museum of Arts and Design Open-Studio Residency Program in New York, the Vermont Studio Center Residency, and Williamsport, PA.‘s Public Art Academy’s Residency. She exhibits her work both internationally and nationally–most notably at Galleri Mejan in Stockholm, Sweden, Galleri Blunk in Trondheim, Norway, Crane Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Roy G. Biv Gallery in Columbus, OH and the Museum of Arts and Design’s Open-Studio, New York.

www.samanthahookway.com

Wil Lindsay – Reading, PA

Wil Lindsay is an electronic media artist currently residing in Reading, PA. Lindsay received an MFA in the Integrated Electronic Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is currently teaching Digital Media at Albright College, showing in galleries and performing real-time digital media under the pseudonym VBLANK. He is currently releasing his electronics and code work at www.straytechnologies.com as learning tools for up-and-coming multimedia artists.

Lindsay's work focuses on the implications of re-contextualizing dead or forgotten technologies in contemporary culture. The work is presented through various modalities including installation, imaging, video, music, physical electronics and algorithmic processing. VBLANK live video is created entirely real-time with all source graphics produced directly from small custom circuits, micro-controllers and re-programmed video game systems.

www.straytechnologies.com, http://www.waitforvblank.com