Call for Submissions: Writing for Art + Environment

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Call for Submissions: Writing for Art + Environment

Art + Environment seeks lively original writing that explores contemporary art, architecture, and design and its intersections with environment, nature, landscape and place in support of the practice, study and awareness of creative interactions between people and their natural, built, virtual environments. These areas are broadly defined, and the breadth of potential content expansive, extending to fields including geography, ecology, environmental studies, history, media and technology, and literature, to name a few.

Art + Environment publishes blog entries, essays, and observations that blend interesting critical and research-based rigor with personal experience and journalistic edge, and reviews of books, exhibitions, programs, and projects going on in the fields inhabiting the intersections of art and environment.

Art + Environment values clear, thoughtful, and articulate prose, accessible to sophisticated lay readers, as well as professional and academic readers. Send manuscripts, proposals, or queries electronically to Put “Art + Environment Submission” in the subject line. Submit texts as copy in the body of the email message and as attachments, preferably Microsoft Word. Include detailed contact information. Including a best phone number may expedite the submission and publication process. Art + Environment is interested in illustrative audio-visual material: images, video, and sound files related to the submitted text(s) are welcome with appropriate citations. Supplemental audio-visual work should be accompanied with brief explanatory texts and captions. In general, text submissions should be 300-1000 words, though longer pieces may be considered for publication.

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Out of Water: Innovative Technologies for Arid Lands

Out of Water: Innovative Technologies for Arid Lands,

a lecture + discussion by Aziza Chaouni and Liat Margolis, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

7:00 pm, Thursday, November 11th

Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University, Burbank.

Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91510
818. 394 3335

Land Arts of the American West 2010 Exhibition


November 19 – December 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 19, 5 – 8 pm.

SCA Contemporary Art
524 Haines NW
Albuquerque, NM

Veronica Geiger, Timothy House, Renee McKitterick, Phillip Longstaff, Nicole Deister, Marta Ferrate Torra, Bethany Delahunt, Alexia Mellor

From late August to mid-October 2010 Land Arts spent 46 days living and working throughout the southwestern US exploring the concepts of Foodshed in central and Northern New Mexico, Land Art & Land Use in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and the Border in Southern New Mexico and El Paso.

This exhibition is a culmination of both collaborative and individual studio works investigating concepts and practices embedded in the experiential complexity of place.

Land Arts of the American West, at the University of New Mexico, is an ongoing experiment in an interdisciplinary model for an Arts pedagogy based in place. The land arts program provides students with direct physical engagement within a full range of human interventions in the landscape: from pre-contact native American architecture, rock paintings and petroglyphs to contemporary Earthworks, federal infastructure, constructions of the US Military, and land use systems across the west.

Land Art includes gestures both grand and small, directing our attention from pot shard, cigarette butt, and tracks in the sand to human settlements, monumental artworks and military/industrial projects such as hydro-electric dams, copper mines and air fields.

Land Arts of the American West Program, University of New Mexico website:

Land Arts of the American West student blog:

SCA Contemporary Art is located one block south of I-40 between Fifth & Sixth. The gallery is open from 12-5pm Thursday & Friday and by appointment. For more information call 1-505-228-3749

Land Heritage Institute Symposium

2009 LHI Art-Sci Symposium from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.

The 2009 Land Heritage Institute Symposium documentary with a focus on Land Arts of the American West and presentations from Erik Knutzen of the Center for Land Use Interpretation,, Lucy Lipard, Ann Reynolds, Joan Jonas, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Ramon Vasquez, Alston Thoms, Allucquere Rosanne Stone, among others.


Fusing art, architecture, and landscape in Donald Judd’s “100 untitled works in mill aluminum”, Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, via 2010 Field Reports.
WHAT: CHRIS TAYLOR, Director of Land Arts of the American West at TTU Visiting Artist Presentation
WHEN: Thursday, November 18th, 4 pm in ART 41

WHERE: San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Please join us for a special visiting artist presentation by Chris Taylor, Director of the Land Arts of the American West program at Texas Tech University: West and Chris will discuss the Land Arts program he heads at TTU— an immersive, interdisciplinary field study program where students spend a full semester “expanding the definition of land art through direct experience with the full range of human interventions in the landscape, from the inscriptions of pictographs and petrogylphs to the construction of roads, dwellings, and monuments, as well as traces of those actions.” Each year Land Arts travels more than 6,000 miles to live and work for over fifty days in the landscape while visiting sites such as Chaco Canyon and Roden Crater, the Grand Canyon and Double Negative, the Wendover Complex of the Center for Land Use Interpretation and Spiral Jetty, Marfa and Cabinetlandia, the Very Large Array and The Lightning Field.
Chris will be traveling with Kim Stringfellow’s Art, Environment, and Place SDSU Honors course students over the following weekend for a culminating field study trip at the Salton Sea. For more information, please visit: Please encourage your undergrad and graduate students to attend this lecture. Class groups are very welcome.

TEXAS TECH: 2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM

2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM in English LH001

Ann Reynolds and Eve Andrée Laramée will each present their work followed by a session of dialogue and questions with the audience.

Ann Reynolds is an art historian at UT Austin. Her research focuses on art, architecture, and visual culture after 1930; feminist theory, gender, and sexuality studies; historiography of exhibition practice; and film. She is the author of the important book Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere (MIT Press 2003) and she is currently working on a new book-length project tentatively titled Playtime: Creativity, Community, and Publics in New York, 1940-1970. She is a fellow of the Clark institute and has received numerous awards for her teaching. Since 2002 she has been a field guest with Land Arts of the American West. In addition to this lecture and discussion Reynolds will interact with art history students and participants of Land Arts 2010. While the background and breadth of Reynolds’ work will be a draw for attendees, material from her new research on creativity and the ongoing legacy of earth works will provide a context for dialogue and help us decipher Landscape as Knowledge.

Eve Andrée Laramée is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work examines the relationship between art, science, and nature. She has exhibited internationally including at the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, MCA Chicago, New Museum NYC. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, MOMA NY, MCA Chicago, The Fogg, UCLA Hammer. Recent and ongoing works include projects about desertification and soil degradation; transformation of the Salton Sea/Mojave Desert during the Cold War, and a project on water resources in Northern New Mexico contaminated by radioactive isotopes. Laramée's work will operate as an index to Landscape as Knowledge. It is be a model for and relevant to a wide audience including studio art, art history, architecture and people operating at the intersection between culture and nature. Laramée met the Land Arts 2010 crew in the field to visit the Jackpile Mine, a reclaimed uranium mine on Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, her presentation and interaction on campus will bring part of the Land Arts experience back to Lubbock.

Landscape as Knowledge is a multidisciplinary exploration of how we see, conceive, and depict the earth; and what we find or do on it. Artists, art historians, and scholars from various disciplines will question how both our landscape and we ourselves are continually shaped and reshaped by an array of natural and cultural processes. Rick Dingus, professor in photography, Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, assistant professor in art history, Dr. Carolyn Tate, professor in art history, and Chris Taylor, assistant professor in architecture are the core collaborating faculty who organized the year of events.

This event is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge. Organized by the faculty of theSchool of Art in collaboration with faculty from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, and receiving major support from the Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts and the College of Architecture, Landscape as Knowledge will present a year-long series of public lectures, conversations and events to examine embodied intelligence within the augmented environment.
Additional support for Landscape as Knowledge comes from Land Arts of the American West, the College of Architecture, andLandmark Arts in the School of Art, which receives generous support from the Helen Jones Foundation, The CH Foundation, and Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
This event is also part of the College of Architecture 2010-2011 Lecture Series, Material Ecologies.


Autumn greetings from the Los Angeles Urban Rangers! This year, we’ve been busy at work in the field while also expanding our geographical range, with Rangers now posted in Silicon Valley and Zürich, Switzerland. We are excited to announce a series of new works in-the-making, with several events planned to take place in our favorite megalopolis in the coming year.

On a cold and windy May day, we wrapped up our long-running Malibu Public Beaches project with an all-day safari bonanza which brought out a swarm of intrepid Angelenos. Since then, we’ve re-focused our sights on downtown LA for the next phase of our Public Access 101 series. We are thrilled be forging ahead with a series of hikes and other downtown adventures by way of temporary posts at two local strongholds: the 2010 California Biennial at Orange County Museum of Art (opening Oct. 24) and Engagement Party at MOCA (Summer 2011). Stay tuned for these Ranger-led programs in the near future!

This Fall, we were able to resume our field research and cultural exchange in Almere, the Netherlands, where we had built SITE2F7 Ontdekkingstocht (Explorer's Hike), including a trail system surrounding the Museum de Paviljoens, in 2008. We are now developing a field guide to this lively vacant lot, enriched by our interactions with a host of local species. Join us on Nov. 13 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) along with the Otis MFA Public Practice Program, when we’ll share this work as part of PUBLIC INTEREST: Projects & Prototypes, a day-long event that takes an LA-centric look at the burgeoning field of arts-based public practices.

We’re also expanding our explorations into the less urban wilds of California. In collaboration with the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, we are currently investigating the university’s little-known UC Natural Reserve System, an archipelago of field research sites spanning the state. In the coming year, we plan to craft a series of tools and programs to widen the use of these spaces, especially by non-scientists.

Last but not least, if you haven’t already, please check out our new website (AKA virtual ranger station), designed by the digitally ambidextrous Roman Jaster.

We’re enormously grateful to the California Coastal Conservancy, California Community Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and UCIRA for making our investigations over the last year possible.

We promise to be in touch again soon with details about upcoming activities. In the meantime, know that we appreciate and rely upon support from active and engaged citizens like you!

In your service,
The Los Angeles Urban Rangers

Bill Gilbert – Physiocartographies and Erika Osborne – Wood Work

Bill Gilbert – Physiocartographies and Erika Osborne – Wood Work

Oct 14 – Nov 19 2010

The Mesaros Galleries

Located in the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, noon – 9:30pm.

Bill Gilbert will give an artist lecture on Oct 28th at 5pm in Bloch Hall at the Creative Arts Center. A reception for the exhibition will follow.

Erika Osborne will give an artist lecture on Nov 4th at 5pm in Bloch Hall at the Creative Arts Center. A reception will also follow this event.

Bill Gilbert and Erika Osborne share a field-based approach to art-making that stems from their time working together with the Land Arts of the American West Program at the University of New Mexico – a program that Gilbert founded. Since, they have continued this approach to art-making and education – Gilbert as the Lannan Endowed Chair of the Land Arts of the American West program, and as co-founder of the new Art and Ecology emphasis in studio art at the University of New Mexico, and Osborne as assistant professor of art at West Virginia University, teaching field courses such as Art and Environment and Place:Appalachia. Coming from backgrounds in sculpture and painting, their work changed dramatically as they began to exploit their time in the field. As a result, their pieces often incorporate digital technologies, alternative drawing tools and surfaces, the physical body, and materials from site visits to translate experiences in the field back to the gallery context.

For more information, including location of galleries and gallery hours, please visit

The Nature of Place: Land Art/Land Use with LHI

2009 LHI Art-Sci Symposium from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.

A short video documenting the 2009 LHI Art-Sci Symposium, "The Nature of Place: Land Art/Land Use" with speakers including artist Joan Jonas, Erik Knutzen (Center for Land Use Interpretation), writer/curator Lucy Lippard, visual artist Celia Alvarez Muñoz, art historian Ann Reynolds, Allucquere Rosanne Stone (ACTLab, UT-Austin), Chris Taylor (Land Arts of the American West), archeologist Alston Thoms, and Ramon Vasquez (American Indians in Texas) has just been completed by Walley Films and can be viewed at or on the Facebook page of Land Heritage Institute.

Planning is currently in progress for the 2011 LHI Art-Sci Symposium, tentatively titled "Land as Lab: Artists, Scientists and Historians." Speaker suggestions may be sent to, Land Heritage Institute special project coordinator responsible for LHI Art-Sci Symposium concept and execution.

Patrick Nagatani at the UNM Art Museum

UNM | Art Museum
Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30 pm

The UNM Art Museum's Distinguished Speaker Series
in conjunction with the exhibition
"Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008"

“A Conversation in Three Parts”

by Michele Penhall, UNMAM Curator of Desire for Magic,
in conversation with
Patrick Nagatani, Artist and Professor Emeritus,
and Christopher Kaltenbach,
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Design,
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Patrick Nagatani, Model A Woody, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (VLA) Plains of St. Agustin,
New Mexico, U.S.A., 1997/1999, Silver dye bleach print
Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008 was conceived as the first comprehensive look at the many and varied projects the artist has worked on since 1978, including examples from Nagatani | Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camps portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani | Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy, and the large masking tape works he calls Tape-estries. The book is available for purchase at the UNM Art Museum, $75 hardback, 260 pages, with 5 gate folds.

Desire For Magic: Patrick Nagatani, Book Cover, published 2010

All talks in the Distinguished Speaker Series will be held at the UNM Art Museum and are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

The UNM Art Museum is located on the campus of UNM in the Center for the Arts, adjacent to Popejoy Hall. Open Tuesday - Friday: 10-4, Saturday & Sunday: 1-4 and during the evening talks.
The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the UNM Art Museum in cooperation with the Department of Art & Art History.

UNM Art Museum | MSC04 2570 l 1 University of New Mexico l Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001 | 505.277.4001 |

Call for Proposals: Jersey Barrier Initiative (Fall 2010)

Call for Proposals: Jersey Barrier Initiative (Fall 2010)

This fall, the New York City Department of Transportation is partnering again with the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit and New York Cares to paint selected barrier sites around the City. DOT invites artists and/or designers to envision the surface of these ordinary barriers as canvases for art. All interested artists are eligible to submit materials to this open call. Submissions must be received no later than close of business on Friday, October 15, 2010 to be considered. DOT will contact selected artists in late October to implement designs at specific barrier sites with support from volunteers organized by NY Cares. Visit to download the official Request for Proposals and other relevant information.



News and Updates from Science & the Arts
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street)
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Powers of Ten

Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall

Celebrate 10 / 10 / 10 (a few days early). We will observe the date with a tribute to the classic short film Powers of Ten, by designers Charles and Ray Eames. The film is a 9-minute journey of scale, from the infinitesimal to the cosmic.

Powers of Ten encourages rich, cross-disciplinary thought that approaches ideas from multiple interrelated perspectives, at all orders of magnitude. One of the most widely seen short films of all time—at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for decades and still widely used in schools around the world—Powers of Ten has influenced pop culture from The Simpsons to the rock band Coldplay, from Hummer commercials to the movie Men in Black.

Discussion with D Graham Burnett (Historian of Science, Princeton University), and Eames Demetrios, grandson of the filmmakers, who is dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending their work.

Co-sponsored by Science & the Arts and Cabinet magazine.

Free, no reservations required.

The Big Bang Theory

Friday, October 29, 7:00 pm
Proshansky Auditorium

The Making of The Big Bang Theory -- How does the CBS television situation-comedy The Big Bang Theory keep its science references accurate? David Saltzberg (UCLA, Department of Physics), the series consultant, will explain the science behind the hit comedy.

Saltzberg checks scripts and meets with the producers, writers, actors, set decorators, prop masters and costume designers to help ensure scientific accuracy. He also writes a blog The Big Blog Theory that explains the science in each episode.

Free. Click to reserve your seat.


Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30
CUNY Graduate Center

Science & the Arts will sponsor the conference Communicating Science to the Public through the Performing Arts, addressing science as depicted and disseminated through theatre, dance, music, film, TV, festivals and cafes.
There is a modest registration fee. For registration information see the conference website.

The Shaking Woman or
A History of My Nerves

Tuesday, September 28
6:00 pm

Segal Theatre

Siri Hustvedt, bestselling novelist and author of the memoir The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, will offer a reading as well as a discussion of neuroscience, psychoanalysis and the novel. Introduction by Graduate Center President William P. Kelly. Rebecca Jordan-Young (Barnard College), author of Brain Storm: Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, will serve as discussant. Hustvedt is also the author of the novels: The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, and The Blindfold.

“Siri Hustvedt, one of our finest novelists, has long been a brilliant explorer of brain and mind. Hustvedt’s erudite book deepens one’s wonder about the relation of body and mind.”— Oliver Sacks

Co-sponsored by Science & the Arts, The Center for Women and Society, the Center for the Humanities and the Ph.D. Program in English.

Free, no reservations required.


Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall

A screening of Creation, a film about Charles Darwin's struggles to come to terms with his emotions, intellect and faith. The screening will be preceded by a discussion with the eminent biologists Sean B Carroll and Cliff Tabin, moderated by science writer Carl Zimmer. Expected appearance by filmmaker Jon Amiel.

Co-sponsored by Science & the Arts and the Imagine Science Film Festival.

Free, no reservations required.


Friday, November 12, 6:30 pm
Elebash Recital Hall

Copenhagen: A Reading and A Discussion. Join us for a reading of selections from the award-winning play Copenhagen, performed by Break A Leg Productions, and a discussion with scientists and historians.

Free, no reservations required.

Welikia Project

Dear Mannahatta Project followers:

It is with great pride that I would like to announce to you the commencement of the Welikia Project, beyond Mannahatta, an effort to document the historical ecology of all of New York City and compare it to the current biodiversity of the city. The Wildlife Conservation Society is taking what we learned about 1609 ecology, mapping and visualization and applying it to the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, where another six million New Yorkers live and work and care about the nature and wildlife around them.

You can read more about this new project at our redesigned homepage: Note all the Mannahatta materials - education curricula, map explorer, GIS layers and papers, video explanations, discussion boards, and so on - are still available through

You can support the project by sharing this email with your friends and colleagues and by supporting your favorite borough at By making a donation of any size to the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, or Staten Island, you will become a "Welikia" Landscape Ecology insider for that borough, with exclusive, early access to our discoveries as the Welikia Project unfolds over the next three years. Already you can read about a French reconnaissance of the western Bronx in 1781, importance of early topographic surveys of Staten Island and Daniel Denton's overflowing accounts of western Long Island in the 17th century.

“Welikia” means “my good home” in Lenape, the Native American language spoken in the New York City region 400 years ago, when Henry Hudson brought Europe's attention to this part of the world. (It’s pronounced “WAY-lee-ki-a” – hear it on the Lenape-Talking Dictionary website and scroll down to the bottom of the page). Not surprisingly, the Lenape didn't have a term for the greater city of New York, which wouldn't be formed for another three hundred years, so we borrowed "Welikia" to represent the fulsome ecology of our region - past, present and future.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we would love to hear them at


Eric Sanderson
Wildlife Conservation Society



Field Notes: Observing Lake Union
An audio tour on Seattle's Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop by the Studio for Urban Projects

Saturday, September 25
Lake Union Park, Seattle
Westlake Ave N. and Valley St. 11:00am-2:00pm


Saturday, October 23
Lake Union Park, Seattle
Westlake Ave N. and Valley St.
3:00-5:00 pm

Saturday, October 23
Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street, Seattle
5:00-7:00 pm

To RSVP for the walking
tour please e-mail us
Tickets for the Wild Foods dinner are available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets.


Field Notes: Observing Lake Union is an audio tour of the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, created by the Studio for Urban Projects, that explores how changing conceptions of nature and our place within it have shaped Seattle’s Lake Union over the last two hundred years. The piece focuses on the underlying ecology of Lake Union and its transformation through eras of geologic change, Native American stewardship, European settlement, commercial industry and large-scale infrastructural development as well as urban planning and park design. By experiencing the tour visitors will gain insight into the complex interplay between human values and natural ecologies that have shaped Lake Union today.

Lake Union is a landscape that has been dramatically transformed. Over the course of 200 years Lake Union has been radically altered from its pre-Seattle days when it was inhabited for thousands of years by the Duwamish tribe. Field Notes: Observing Lake Union will give visitors insight into the historical topography of the lake and the ways it has been altered. It will focus on traces of Lake Union’s natural ecosystems and habitats and explore how they are being restored by reclamation efforts. The project probes questions relevant to cities everywhere: what are the underlying ecologies of our urban landscapes? How can human systems more thoughtfully integrate into them?

Field Notes: Observing Lake Union is created in collaboration with audio engineer Tim Halbur and is commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs with Seattle Department of Transportation and Parks and Recreation 1% for Art funds.

Public Events:
Lake Union Park Opening
The Studio for Urban Projects will launch Field Notes: Observing Lake Union in conjunction with the grand opening of Lake Union Park in Seattle, Washington on September 25. Members from the Studio for Urban Projects will be on-site from 11am to 2pm. Positioned near the main park entrance, Studio members will share information about the piece with visitors, hand out project maps and encourage visitors to share their insights on the Field Notes hotline.

Walking Tour
The Studio for Urban Projects will host a walking tour of Lake Union Park on Saturday, October 23rd at 3:00 pm. The tour will feature short talks by Coll Thrush, author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place; David Williams, author of The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City as well as several other project contributors. The tour will invite a public dialog around the themes of the project. It is free and open to the public with advanced registration advised. To sign up for the tour please

Wild Foods Dinner
A wild foods dinner will follow the walking tour. Prepared by Christina Choi of Nettletown, the dinner will feature foods foraged from the region that once would have grown in and around Lake Union. The dinner will be hosted at the Center for Wooden Boats. Tickets are $55.00, including dinner and wine, and may be purchased throughBrown Paper Tickets.

Founded in 2006 the Studio for Urban Projects is an art and design collaborative that seeks to advance civic engagement and further public dialogue. Founded
by Alison Sant, Richard Johnson, Marina McDougall, Kirstin Bach and Daya Karam our interdisciplinary and research-based projects aim to provoke change by re-
framing our perceptions of the city and physically transforming elements of the
built environment. Our storefront space in the San Francisco Mission District is
a public venue for the staging of workshops, talks, film screenings and meals.


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The Goldwell Open Air Museum is pleased to present a new event to which you are invited.


This is a three-day event that brings together photographers, curators and writers with an interest in the desert. The gathering will be held at the Goldwell Open Air Museum located near the famed ghost town of Rhyolite, on the edge of Death Valley and four miles from the town of Beatty, Nevada.
  • Workshops
  • Symposium
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Photographer Presentations

Fee of $525 includes all workshops with the photographers and speakers, Red Barn evening events, Saturday night BBQ, 3 nights hotel in Beatty.


Michael P. Berman, Photographer

Mitch Dobrowner, Photographer

William L. Fox, Writer and Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

Michael Light, Photographer and Bookmaker

Carol McCusker, Curator, Photo Historian, Writer and Educator.

Gary Reese, Plant Ecologist and Photographer

Fred Sigman, Art Historian, Educator, Photographer/Filmmaker. Director of the Goldwell Gathering.

For Information

Do you want to know more about this event or to register?

Contact Us

Fred Sigman
Goldwell Open Air Museum
(702) 497 6816


Goldwell Open Air Museum | P.O. Box 405 | Beatty, Nevada 89003 | 702.870.9946

©2010 Goldwell Open Air Museum

Journal of Aesthetics and Protest: printed matter Submission Call

1. Pamphleteer Submission Call

We are participating in...
Printed Matter's 2010 New York Art Book Fair at PS1.

In the spirit of our open policy, we are seeking pamphleteers and collectors whose documents
should be seen by the likes of both New York's literati and collecting classes.

We aim to collect a bunch of small-run stuff that you, exposing what our readers and contributors have been thinking
about. We also see this as a chance for research- a chance to learn what you have been putting together.

We are looking for two classes of submissions;

1. Small booklets for sale or distro(or to be handed out.)
We are looking for booklets of unique research or that are from or about uniquely political subjectivities.
Singular objects or mass produced
Researched projects, unique collections would be amazing.

2. 1 page pamphlets/posters- displayed/handed out or sold.
Ideally, the pamphlets we gather here have been or will have been distributed in some form outside of this context.
a. We are looking for a contradiction of grounded, critical, incendiary, popular and unique voices to be thrown into the mix of the public
b. We are not necessarily looking for stuff you've made. If you've collected an outstanding flyer, now would be an opportunity for you to
share it.

To Submit
subject heading: pamphlets
provide: description, size, jpg image, price per copy(if any).

If Accepted
We will provide you a mailing address to which you will ship agreed upon number of items.
We will offer you at least 70% of sales on your item.
We can only return items with self-addressed/stamped envelopes.

Please respond by October 11th.


22 September - 11 December 2010

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery opens its exhibition season with Nancy Holt: Sightlines, a thematic exhibition offering an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture and time-based media.

Sep 21, 2010, 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Opening Reception
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
826 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
1190 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

Since the late 1960s, Nancy Holt has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land Art, films, videos, site-specific installations, artist’s books, concrete poetry and major sculpture commissions. Nancy Holt: Sightlines showcases the artist’s transformation of the perception of the landscape through the use of different observational modes in her early films, videos and related works from 1966 to 1980.

Sightlines encompasses more than 40 works that illuminate Holt’s circumvention of modernist sculptural practice and institutional spaces. Featured in the exhibition are Holt’s film Sun Tunnels (1978), which documents the creation of her well-known site-specific work of the same name, and Pine Barrens (1975), a meditative documentary about a notoriously vast, undeveloped region in central New Jersey.

Following its presentation at the Wallach Art Gallery, Sightlines will tour to several venues in the United States and abroad. This exhibition and tour are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts.


Visiting Artist’s Lecture on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 7:30 PM at Miller Theatre, School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York. Free and open to the public.

Symposium / Book Launch on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM in 501 Schmerhorn Hall, Columbia University, New York. Free and open to the public.

Weekend Film Program Site Recordings: Land Art at Anthology Film Archives from November 19 – 21, 2010 at Anthology Film Archives, New York, with a rare screening of Nancy Holt’s 16-mm prints with the artist in conversation on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 7 PM. Offering a cinematic perspective on Land Art, this three-day program includes shorts and contemporary films and videos that address the significance of the movement’s monuments and anti-monuments by such figures as Robert Smithson, Anthony McCall, Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Jan Dibbets, and Richard Long. $9 general admission, $7 student/seniors, and $6 AFA members; open to the public.

FLOW SLOW | September 18th

“Flow Slow is a river conference of citizens, artists, writers, technologists & naturalists in celebration of pure water Taking part in the Upper Delaware River, which was recently declared the nation’s most endangered river by American Rivers, the event will occur on Saturday, September 18th and will combine music, art and ongoing conversations during the public float.
Artists, Naturalists, and Concerned Citizens Advocate Pure Water as
Part of the “Flow Slow” Floating River Conference

Brooklyn, NY (For Release 9.15.10) --- In association with SkyDog Projects, ISSUE Project Room, Mildred's Lane, Callicoon Fine Arts, Electronic Music Foundation, Ant Hill Farm, and The Queens Museum, “Flow Slow” gears up for the 1st annual river conference of concerned citizens, artists, writers, technologists & naturalists in celebration of pure water this Saturday, September 18th (see website for complete schedule of events).

Taking part on the Upper Delaware River , which was recently declared the nation’s most endangered river, “Flow Slow” explores the near and long term threats posed by the disastrous “Hydro-Fracking” process carried out by the natural gas industry. The conference will literally take place on the river, floating in canoes, kayaks and other homemade rafts. Other events will take place off the river and will be open to the public.

The event will combine music, art and conversations to creatively produce a variety of works to raise awareness surrounding this critical issue. Artists were advised to engage a piece of technology, a piece of media, an art work, documentation of the trip, writing, music, or any creative response. Participants include: music by Bruce Tovsky, Suzanne Thorpe, Carrie Dashow; site specific installations by Heather Dewey Hagbourg; and water based artworks by Natalie Jerimijenko, Uke Jackson, Kevin Vertrees and moreTBA.

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challenge and expand conventional practices in art.

William Lamson at The Boiler | A Line Describing the Sun

William Lamson at The Boiler
A Line Describing the Sun
10 Sept – 10 Oct, 2010

Opening Reception
10 Sept, 2010 7-9 pm

Press Release

A Line Describing the Sun features a new two-channel video and sculpture created in the Mojave Desert earlier this year. Begun at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s artist-in-residence program in Wendover, Utah, Lamson finished the project in a dry lakebed west of Barstow, California. The video and sculpture are both a record of two day-long performances in which the artist follows the sun with a large Fresnel lens mounted on a rolling apparatus. The lens focuses the sun into a 1,600-degree point of light that melts the dry mud, transforming it into a black glassy substance. Over the course of a day, as the sun moves across the sky, a hemispherical arc is imprinted into the lakebed floor.

The original performance documented in the video produced a 366-foot arc. The sculpture on view in the gallery is a 23-foot scale model of this mark, created using the same apparatus over the same amount of time, only traveling at a slower pace. Lamson excavated the mark by pouring water over it, softening the dry mud on either side of the line and eventually causing the insoluble glass to separate from its muddy surrounding. Over the course of the excavation, the single continuous line broke into hundreds of pieces. Its reconstruction in the gallery simultaneously evokes the geologic record and an archeological relic.

While Lamson’s video works have often found him playfully and strenuously interacting with his environment (both in the natural world and in his studio), this new work brings to bear the forces of nature in the act of drawing and mark-making. In this way, it continues the investigations he began with Automatic, a project in which he used wind and ocean currents to power a series of drawing machines. A Line Describing the Sun is part performance, part video work, part earthwork, and part drawing exercise.

This will be Lamson’s fourth one-person exhibition with Pierogi. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and other private collections. His work has been shown in the US and internationally, including at P.S. 1 (NYC) and Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis). He completed his MFA at Bard College and is a recent MacDowell Foundation Fellow.

This project was supported by the Center for Land Use Interpretation artists-in-residence program and a grant from the Experimental Television Center

Land Arts at Texas Tech University in the field

Land Arts solar system ready for the van install.

Land Arts at Texas Tech University has begun its 2010 field season.

Their itinerary can be found online at and at you will find program information and our course descriptions. When possible Field Reports will be posted at Check often for updates.

In addition to regular field programming a series of lectures, panels and events on the theme of Landscape as Knowledge will occur in Lubbock sponsored by the School of Art, the College of Architecture, and Land Arts of the American West. Information about Landscape as Knowledge can be found online at

Land Arts 2010 will follow on the success of last year exhibiting its work at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) Warehouses on Mac Davis Lane in Lubbock, Texas in February and early March of 2011. Check our website later in the year for details about the opening and related events.



4th September - 30th October 2010
Taigh Chearsabghagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland HS6 5AA - admission free - open 10 am - 5 pm - Monday to Saturday

This exhibition is the first in a series about land and water which will be curated and devised by Chris Drury and Andy Mackinnon at Taigh Chearsabhagh over the next 2 years. It is hoped that the ongoing project will involve, artists, writers, film makers and musicians.

The project began in September 2009 when Drury and Andy Mackinnon (TC’s curator and filmmaker) made a two day journey by Canadian canoe across the island, from the west coast back to Lochmaddy on the east coast, threading their way through the maze of lochs and waterways.

The result is this extensive show which includes the installation of a suspended woven canoe, made from heather, willow and salmon skins, works on the wall using digital technology and place names, with maps and satellite imagery; works with peat and water; a photogravure of the land traversed by canoe; and a video of a breaking wave.

Chris Drury has said about his experience of the landscape:

‘The Uists and Benbecula are part of a flow country whose interweaving of sea, lochs and land takes on a wave pattern, as when the tide retreats from a beach. The chain of islands and sea are dominated by Eaval (Island Mountain) in the North and Hekla in the South, both Norse names transfixing a fluid landscape with history and language. For the experience of this land is multi layered: the actuality of the place - the wind, the rain, the light, the sound of the curlew, the roar of the surf, the brown squelch of the peat bogs and the scent of the burning peat from the cottage chimneys - intermingles with the history interred in the place names on the map, given both in Gaelic and Norse: Encounter Loch, Secure Sheep Island, Hillock of Many Priests, Loch of the Old Woman - and something of the pain from the clearances: Isle of Lament, Coffin Loch. So language and meaning and history are embedded in this now sparsely populated place. And using satellite imagery we can look at this pattern of land and water, observe the ever changing patterns of weather fronts which mirror the land beneath. At the same time we can look at the microcosm in the small bacteria embedded in the peat bogs and know through the science that these micro-organisms are affecting the climate and the weather in which the whole is embedded.’

Anyone who finds themselves on this beautiful island over the next two months should also visit Drury’s work Hut of The Shadows, a Cloud Chamber made in 1997, which is a twenty minute walk from the Ferry terminal.

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deviantART: CoolClimate Art Contest

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deviantART presents

The CoolClimate Art Contest

CoolClimate Contestfriends at deviantART are calling on artists to participate in the CoolClimate Contest -- the first online art contest exploring climate change and how it's impacting our lives.

Artists a
re invited to submit a work of art that explores their relationship with the climate -- from clean energy jobs to pollution-free oceans. Post entries on, and a panel of judges, including Ballroom Marfa favorite Mel Chin, will select the 20 finalists. Finalists will then move to the Huffington Post web site, and the public will vote on the winners. The top three will receive cash prizes and be featured on the Planet Green Planet 100 show.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2010, so send your artwork now! Learn more, and read the official contest rules at CoolClimate.


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