Sunday, August 29, 2010

Marie Kazalia On Kickstarter [104]

Marie Kazalia, a painter involved with the ABAD project, has just launched a project on Kickstarter to help her complete a series of new paintings.  Take a look, support her project; minimum support begins at $1.  She looks to raise $3000 for this series.

Friday, August 27, 2010


A Book About Death and Day of the Dead  Call for Works   Deadline for all works: October 1, 2010.

Send Works Of All Kinds To: FLUXMUSEUM/ABAD 2010 

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH was an fantastic exhibition and performance that started in New York City at the Emily Harvey Foundation in September of 2009. Since then it has been traveling around the world and will be exhibited in Fort Worth, Texas this October.

The Fluxmuseum has a complete set of the ‘pages’ of this book. Cecil Touchon and Company will be mounting the A BOOK ABOUT DEATH exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Art Center during the month of October (Oct. 8-30) We will be arranging an evening of performance as well toward the end of the exhibition. Hopefully on Halloween Eve (October 30, 2010)

In addition to the installation of A Book About Death we would like to invite artists to contribute works around the traditions of Day of the Dead and Halloween. We will set up an ofrenda on the floor below the installed book.
Research the Day of the Dead, ofrenda, Halloween, death masks, etc. and create works of art that celebrate or refer to this special time of the year. Works can be mementos, antique photos, objects, masks, collages, assemblages, etc.

Please send original works only. All works will be displayed, no jury, no fee, no returns. Contributed works will become a part of the Ontological Museum permanent collection. Please include a deed of gift form. To get the deed of gift form go to: scroll to the bottom of the page to see link.

Take a photo of your contribution and send to for the blog we will set up for this exhibit.  Images should be around 800 pixels on long side. 
Email Subject line should say: ABAD 2010
In the email include details about the work, yourself and a link you would like to have visitors go to from the blog.  Image above:Dilar Pereira, Lisbon, Portugal.

Incoming works will be posted here:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Art Cure: Call For Works [102]

Tatiana von Tauber, an ABAD artist has written about a new project she's launched, The Art Cure, a silent auction art call for Breast Cancer awareness. 

The Art Cure is a breast cancer awareness art project which invited breast cancer patients and survivors to spend a day this August painting with me, international artist Tatiana von Tauber while I document their experience for a book, “The Art Cure Diaries.”  The artwork produced during this session will be up for a month long silent auction during October 2010.

The call for participants elicited very warm responses from a number of non-local artists who had never had breast cancer, but who wished to donate art to project. After discussion, The Art Cure’s Advisory Board and I decided to invite the international community of artists as well as non-local breast cancer survivors/patients to donate one work of art to The Art Cure.  All proceeds from the silent auction will be divided between Young Survival Coalition Savannah Affiliate and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Coastal Georgia Affiliate with 50% going to each organization. 

The Art Cure blog ( will showcase all artwork available for bidding while the originals are exhibited October 1-29, 2010 at Horizon Gallery, 206 E. Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 31401, 912-324-3232.

The Art Cure opening gala is October 1, 2010 from 5:00-9:00pm.  The public opening will be Sunday, October 3rd from 3-6pm.  The Art Cure closing is October 29th from 5-9 pm where winners and final proceeds will be announced.

For official details of The Art Cure International Artists Call visit Contact Tatiana at with questions, press requests and other inquiries.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seeking Kali – An Artist Call [101]

Seeking Kali is an artist call centered on myth, archetype and the manifestations of the Hindu goddess Kali. Full of paradox, Kali is mother and goddess and yet horrific as a symbol of dissolution and destruction. She devours time and slashes ego. 
Curated by Ria Vanden Eynde, William Evertson and Susan Shulman, the three began collaboration shortly after meeting in connection with A Book About Death
Evertson writes: "While producing a portfolio of images of Kali, in wonderful synchronicity, several other artists began to share their images. Because of the inspired responses to achieving a western understanding of Kali, we are first initiating an artist call in which we invite you to freely interpret your vision of Kali to be shared online on the Seeking Kali blog."
(Image above by Joan Harrison). Submission details are available at
Future plans at Seeking Kali include a print portfolio of Kali images. If you would like to remain informed about future Seeking Kali developments please visit the blog for updates

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ray Johnson & A Book About Death : Angela Ferrara Poster [100]

Angela Ferrara produced this beautiful poster for the Ray Johnson And A Book About Death exhibition at CW Post, Long Island University. Works are now being accepted.  Please see: RJAABAD.

Download the poster free here: Angela Ferrara Poster.

Please use the buttons below to blog about this exhibition and artist call.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cathie Borrie On World Alzheimer's Day At MoMA New York [99]

Cathie Borrie, a contributor (and great helper) for the ABAD exhibition in New York will participate at MoMA's World Alzheimer's Day.

While the program set for September 21, 2010 is free, seating is limited.  So sign up now.

See Cathie's website:

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Curators Louise Millmann & Rob Gilmer (owner of RNG Gallery) pose in their wedding best for the opening moments of A Book About Death Omaha at the RNG Gallery on Leavenworth Street in Omaha, Nebraska. The exhibition was supported by neighbor and famed Omaha restaurant, Dixie Quicks.

The opening was seen from around the world via two live feeds. "What a show! What great fun! Who knew death could be so colorful, so exciting...oh, and the food!" said Millmann, who created the special wedding dress for the opening.

See many more photos from the opening and a full catalog of works submitted and posters presented: Click ABAD OMAHA.