Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Return of Art on the Edge

As area residents know, there's still a lot of work to be done to get the towns around here back to normal following Irene, but work has progressed enough to go ahead an reschedule the Art on the Edge reception. The new date and time is Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 5 to 8 pm. We have confirmed that Dr Void and the Death Machines will be providing musical entertainment, and that we'll have an art demo from Doug Z. Meanwhile, no need to wait for the reception to see the show- it's open to the public right now during our standard gallery hours, Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mud 1, Irene 0

Pat Hutchinson took this photograph this afternoon of the mud mural completed earlier this summer. We had expected that Irene would have some effect on our structure of sticks, straw, and mud, but other than washing away a little of the green paint, the wall looks pretty much as good as it ever did. Looks like we'll continue to enjoy our mural for quite a while.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Art on the Edge Reception is Postponed

With Hurricane Irene heading in the direction of the Jersey Shore, and our governor having already declared a statewide state of emergency, the BAC has decided to postpone the planned reception for the Art on the Edge show that had been scheduled for this coming Saturday. Once the new date and time is chosen, it will be announced on the main website and on this blog.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Art on the Edge Intake is Complete

The Boatworks reopened this morning to continue the intake process for the upcoming Art on the Edge exhibition, as well as to return works from the previous Fragments show. As expected, we had more work arrive today than last night, and a bunch arrived just at the last minute (also expected), and when all was done we had over 150 artworks submitted for the show. Lots of paintings, but also drawing, sculpture, photography, prints, ceramics, and a few things that defy simple description. Our jurors will have quite a task to select from the very diverse and interesting artworks as they choose the works that will be in the exhibition.

For those who submitted, the juror results should be posted on the BAC main website by the afternoon of Wednesday, August 24th. Artists who have work rejected from the show are asked to come pick it up either Wednesday August 24 from 4 to 7 pm or Thursday August 25 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Whether you are in or out of the show, make sure to come by on Saturday, August 27th from 5 to 8 pm for the opening reception. There will be live music, art demonstrations, refreshments, and what looks to be a very interesting art show.

Mud Mural Uncovered

Nothing new has been done to our BAC mud mural since it was finished almost a month ago, but today there was a big change- the canopy that has protected it was finally taken down, so it will be a the mercy of the elements from now on. There is a plan to photograph the wall on a regular basis to document how it changes in the coming months in response to weather conditions. Information about that documentation will be posted once I learn about it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Not Too Late To Get Edgy

Tonight was the first day of intake for our upcoming Art on the Edge exhibition. People arrived bearing artwork during the whole 2 hour period, including many first time visitors to the Boatworks. All in all, about 60 pieces were submitted. But we're not done yet. If you want to be considered by the jurors for this show you can still drop work off on Saturday, August 20th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lines tend to get long as we get close to 1 pm, so come early.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Art On The Edge coming to BAC

The next show coming to the Boatworks will be Art On The Edge, an exhibition that seeks images and objects that proudly display their origins outside the mainstream. If you call your art lo-fi, no-fi, indie, goth, punk, pop surrealism, lowbrow, or alternative, and it's influenced by graffiti, tattoos, or street art, then this is the show for you.

This exhibition will be juried by Jenn Hampton and Sarah Potter of Asbury Park's Parlor Gallery. Artists may enter up to 3 works. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show.

Submitted works must be brought to the Boatworks on either Friday August 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm or Saturday August 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Juror decisions will be announced on the main website on Wednesday August 24th.
Full rules and the entry form may be downloaded from the BAC website.

The show itself opens with a reception on Saturday, August 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, which will feature live music from Dr. Void and the Death Machines and live art demos. Scheduled to appear are a graffiti artist courtesy of Rebearth Art Supply in Asbury Park, a demo from Doug Z, and Drive By Press will print their cool woodblock designs on one of their shirts or one of yours. The show will remain up during regular gallery hours through September 23rd.