Our Souls Narrative – Paintings & Photographs by Aunia Kahn

“Our Souls Narrative” Paintings & Photographs by Aunia Kahn

Opening Reception: Oct 5, 2012
Show Runs: Oct 12 – Nov 3

Exquisite, haunting, and personal portraiture, which encapsulates the essence of a complete story caught in one fleeting moment in time, is the hallmark of the work of Aunia Kahn. Often referred to as the artist‚s personal interpretation of the world around her depicted in movie-like stills, these images will move the viewer visually with narratives all its own. This exhibition will feature works from her most recent series, and a collection of exclusive black and white images, which depict hardship, triumph, and the power of the human spirit.

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143
Info: Info@carmodyphoto.com

Serrah Russell – NEPO 5K DON’T RUN

NEPO 5k DON’T RUN is back and you are invited!

This year it’s all downhill and backwards. Starting at NEPO House on Beacon Hill and finishing in front of Kobe Terrace Gardens in the International District, participants will encounter nearly 5 kilometers of city streets populated with artwork, installations and performing artists. Finish-line show, MCed by Jake Stratton, will feature live music by Bavarian Village Band, multimedia show by Airport, DJ Never Leaves, performance by Seattle Butoh Festival, DAIPANbutoh dancers and Roz Band, storefront video installations, LxWxH pop-up store, food trucks and beer garden. Once again, expect the unexpected!

Date: Saturday September 8, 2012

Registration by Vis-a-Vis Society at NEPO House 2:30-4:00pm
Don’t Run 4:00-7:00pm
Finish-line show 6:00-10:00pm

Start at NEPO House on Beacon Hill (1723 S Lander Street, Seattle, WA 98144)
Finish in front of Kobe Terrace Park in the International District (S Main Street and Maynard Avenue S)

Participating artists:
Vis-à-Vis Society, Britta Johnson, Nathaniel Russell, Paul Komada, Lindsey Apodaca, MKNZ, Ruth Marie Tomlinson, Taylor Pinton, Matthew Hilger, Whitney Ford-Terry, Rumi Koshino, Joanna Lepore, Erin Elyse Burns, Graham Downing, Max Kraushaar, Virginia Wilcox, Hanita Schwartz, Meital Katz-Minerbo, Glenn Herlihy, Leanne Grimes, Brandon Aleson, Ken Turner, Serrah Russell, Sarah Galvin, Riley Christensen, Willie Fitzgerald, Maggie Carson Romano, Eric John Olson, Anne Blackburn, Lauren Max, C.M. Ruiz, Nicholas Nyland, Nat Evans, Chris Kallmyer, Aaron Asis, Anna Koosmann, Stephen Sewell, Julia Haack, Yé-Yé Collective, Fictilis, Kate Clark, George Rodriguez, Jose Bold, Chris Buening, Seth Damm, Keeara Rhoades, A K Mimi Alin, Allyce Wood, Andrew Peterson and meadow starts with p, Andy Fallat, Diana Falchuk, JD Banke, Eric E. Aguilar, NKO, Devon Midori Hale, Keely Isaak Meehan and Manifold Motion, Bryan Schoneman, Zack Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Amanda Manitach, Alice Ghosti, Monica Mata Gilliam, Baso Fibonacci, and Seanjohn Walsh.

Curated by Klara Glosova, Sierra Stinson and Zack Bent.

What else you may need to know: this event is free to the public, with suggested donation of $5. Participants of all ages welcome, feel free to invite anyone and everyone you know, there is no maximum capacity! You are encouraged to take Light Rail to the start, NEPO House is located one block from Beacon Hill’s Light Rail Station.

Hope to see you there! And remember: absolutely no running!


NEPO 5K DON’T RUN is organized by NEPO House. NEPO House is an Associated Program of Shunpike.
This event is made possible by funding from 4Culture and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. This program is also supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts 2012

Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
16 July – 25 August 2012

Two courses in photography

The primary aim of Katharina Sieverding’s course is, on a macrosocial level, intensive discussion of the cultural, social and medial positioning of artistic image productions. On a microsocial level, the focus is on the process of finding the potential of each participant, encouraging individual methods of work and articulation, and providing theoretical and practical support for creative development. Assistants Frank Bartsch, Bodo Schlack (both Berlin University of the Arts) and Orson Sieverding (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) will provide the participants with experimental and conceptual support in the analogue and digital laboratories

Duration: 6 – 25 August 2012
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Courses-2012_230_kurs203.htm
The course with Jo Ractliffe, Not a thousand words: photography and narrative, explores photography’s spaces of slippage – between real and imaginary, fact and fiction, truth and lie. Much of the course will focus on the tension between photography’s documentary status and its fictive capacities, especially with regard to its evocative and associative potentials in narrative construction.
Participants will work as a group on a ‘cut-up’ storyboard project, as well as individually on their own projects, exploring a range of visual modes and forms, image/text relations and narrative strategies.

Duration: 16 July – 4 August 2012
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Courses-2012_230_kurs200.html
Costs: € 840.- (red. € 600.-)

The high quality of the courses is guaranteed by the requirement that all prospective participants must apply for acceptance. On the basis of the submitted dossier, the teachers select participants, who will be notified by 31 May 2012. Closing date for applications for courses is 15 May 2012. If numbers allow, later applications may be considered.
Details: http://www.summeracademy.at/Application_136.html
Further information: http://www.summeracademy.at
T +43 662 842113


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Los visitantes del sitio podrán ver una espléndida selección de imágenes de la H4D Ferrari Edition y su pantalla de cristal exclusivamente diseñada, producidas por el conocido especialista Jonathan Beer. También encontrará una vista completa de la cámara en 360 grados que le permitirá hacerse una idea exacta de las sensuales curvas y deliciosas líneas de esta potente máquina de Hasselblad y Ferrari.

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Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice: Call for applications until 15th of April 2012


The Master of Arts in Contemporary Arts Practice is a multidisciplinary degree course for artists from the visual arts, the performing arts, music and literature. Its starting point is the student’s individual approach and choice of emphases; together with interdisciplinary projects it enables multidisciplinary exchanges with students and teaching staff from other disciplines.

The course aims to foster an independent artistic outlook within a framework of collective and interdisciplinary working interrelationships. The course of study sharpens students’ individual artistic practices through direct engagement with other artistic strategies. A knowledge of current discourse in other art forms causes their view of their own work to change.
We offer four options of specialisations: Fine Arts, Music and Media Art, Literary Writing, Performance Art

Iris Frauchiger
Phone: +41 31 848 38 29
Fax: +41 31 848 38 51

Bern University of the Arts
MA Contemporary Arts Practice
Fellerstrasse 11
CH-3027 Bern

Submission deadline:
15th of April 2012
Please note: Online application only!
Submission deadline:
15th of April 2012

Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Summer Study 2012 in New York

Summer Study in New York includes 4-week, 2-week and 1-week courses in June and July that allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhanced knowledge of art and the international art market. The in-depth courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and leading practitioners in the field.

Being a Curator in the 21st Century
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Discover which fundamental curatorial skills are now crucial to success, by examining today’s most influential curators, and seminal exhibitions, and analyzing how the ‘business’ of curating has evolved over the last two decades.

Fundamentals of Art Business
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Learn about specific tools for analyzing and creating business structures in the art world in this broad and engaging introduction to business principles as applied to the arts.

Impressionism to Now
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday

Course Fee $3,750. In this intensive introduction to modern and contemporary art, students examine different movements, schools and the kinds of visual art-making practices that have proliferated since the late nineteenth century.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: June 4 – June 28
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

This course provides an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, artist studio and collection visits.

The Art of Fashion
Dates: June 18 – June 29 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,650

While recent debates over ‘luxury’ have dominated the discussion of art and fashion, this course looks at the historical, geopolitical, and practical aspects of these inter-related fields.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: June 25 – June 29 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,350

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.

Emerging Markets in the Global Art World
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Immerse yourself in contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India, and the Middle East, and examine the dynamic developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as ‘the West.’

Contemporary Art: Market Theory & Practice
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Analyze the business aspects of the market for contemporary art by examining the primary and secondary markets, theories regarding value attribution and fluctuation in performance, and innovative market practices.

How to Run a Gallery
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

What does it take to start and run a successful gallery? In this course students gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding and forming an artist roster, to exhibition planning and marketing strategies.

Art Marketing & Communications
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Examine the full range of marketing approaches visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate about their activities, and build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their institutional brands.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: July 9 – August 2
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee $3,750

Discover what’s happening now in the art world through this inside look at today’s vibrant contemporary art scene in New York, focusing primarily on cutting-edge work.

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World
Dates: July 16 – July 27 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,650

Gain an overview of important legal issues and cases in art, by exploring subjects such as copyright, moral rights of artists, and freedom of speech.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: July 23 – July 27 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee $1,350

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.

Summer Curatorial Residency at Node Center Berlin

The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks, designed for international emerging curators who wish to expand their professional practice by developing projects in Berlin in a collaborative environment.

//Residency period: From June 5th to August 28th, 2012.
//Application Deadline: April 30th, 2012


Node’s program has an emphasis on developing innovative practice that expands the mechanism beyond the traditional process and format of the art exhibition, generating new discursive possibilities. To this end, the program is underpinned by a philosophy of exploring different fields of knowledge outside of the traditional gallery context to adapt them to the curatorial praxis. This gives rise to the opportunity to experiment with challenging curatorial projects, while receiving professional feedback and technical support.

During the twelve weeks of the program, the resident curators enjoy a shared office as well as the necessary resources to deeply immerse them in Berlin’s dynamic art scene. Residents participate in weekly activities programmed by Node such as artist studio visits, tours to exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners. The residency culminates in the development of a printed publication and the curation of a final show.

Participants are also encouraged to take an active role in developing the program and are welcome to arrange seminars, workshops, guest lectures, etc.
*For full information: http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/program.html
To gain an insight into Node’s daily life, please visit our blog: http://www.blog.nodecenter.org
//Application Form: http://www.nodecenter.org/residency/applying/appform.html

//Language: The program is international and English will be used as the working language.

//Duration: 12 weeks / 30 hours per week.


1 initial deposit of 720€
3 monthly payments of 770€



Application deadline:
April 30th, 2012

Residency period:
June 5th – August 28th, 2012




Node Center for Curatorial Studies – Berlin
Waldemarstr. 37A
Berlin 10999