An Open Invitation: E-mail Collaboration Project

An Open Invitation e-mail project is a collaboration inspired by Miranda July‘s We Think Alone and mail art. AOI e-mail collaboration began September 2013 and was completed January 31st, 2014. Using text, image, video, sound, or a mixture of two or more, 17 participants — both local and nationally based — responded to an e-mail they received that was created by the previous participant. Below, each participant is organized into numerical order — indicating the order in which they participated and who created what piece, along with their bio.

 

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Transferring

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1. Kasey Lou Lindley
‘Transferring A Line From Your Back To The Wall’
Kasey Lou Lindley was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Utah. She studied at the New York Studio Program, received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, and her MFA from the University of Connecticut. Kasey currently lives and works in Sarasota, FL.

2. Egan Victoria Franks
‘Where Would You Like Me to Put This Window’
Egan Victoria Franks is originally from Detroit and recently completed her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in painting.

3. Holly Jarvis
Weber State University ’12 BFA
Lives and works in Ogden, Utah

4. Shauna Lee Lange
Shauna Lee Lange is solely self-taught with no formal arts education (as a visual artist). She now has ten solo shows scheduled through 2015 for Charlotte County’s Public Art Program, featuring her Microcircles Series. Lange is a Rhode Island native, raised in Massachusetts.

5. Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller graduated from Ringling College in 2003 and currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. Professionally Daniel is a Creative Director for an international ecommerce company. Daniel also makes video art and realist oil paintings.

6. Reuben Kern
‘Two Sketches for the Sound Seagulls Make in Slow Motion’
Reuben Kern received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, and he lives in Bradenton Florida.

7. Regan Stacey
‘Memo’
Regan Stacey holds an M.F.A in Visual Art from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston, MA, a B.S. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute in NYC. She retired as a world ranked open water marathon swimmer in 2001 with a solo swim across the English Channel. Additionally, she ran a custom cake business for ten years before committing fully to the arts. This diverse background continues to inform her art and visual language. Stacey is an award-winning photographer whose photograms have exhibited across the US and in Europe. Her most recent work has shifted from the photographic to the sculptural, allowing her a more direct approach to materials. Entropy is a common theme in Stacey’s work as it relates to a functioning breakdown of order and form, communication and perception. Her latest project addresses the conceptual relationship between the naming of colors and miscommunication.

8. Lani Asuncion
Lani received her MFA from the University of Connecticut in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a working studio at Erector Square in New Haven, CT; and teaches Video in the Film, Video, and Interactive Media Dept. at Quinnipiac University. She creates abstract narratives that reference local stories and histories that indirectly reference her own multicultural background.

9. Jeremy Fisher
‘Somewhere Soon’
Audio: “March Into The Sun” by EveryDaySoundTrack
Jeremy Fisher received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Jeremy currently lives in Los Angeles and works for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

10. Katie Lee Mansfield
BFA: Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
MFA: University of Connecticut
Lives & works in Framingham, MA

11. Gregory N. Dirr
Gregory N. Dirr received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design. Currently Gregory lives and works out of Boca Raton. thoughtcoalitionHQ.com

12. Nicole Shiflet
Nicole Shiflet is a tactile painter and a technological art geek, constantly searching for ways to balance both aspects in her work. She was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Georgia, and currently resides in Baltimore. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia in Drawing and Painting and her MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Imaging and Digital Art.

13. Sarah Viviana Valdez
‘Splicing Clouds’
Sarah Viviana Valdez is a Kansas born artist who lives and works in Tampa, Florida. Valdez graduated with class of 2010 from Ringling School of Art and Design Fine Art department, and participated in the New York Studio Residency Program, Spring of 2009.

14. Jorge Valenzuela
‘OvernighT’
Jorge Valenzuela received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Jorge currently lives in Bradenton, FL.

15. Natalya Swanson
Natalya Swanson is a Senior at the University of South Florida working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. After she graduates, Natalya hopes to continue with her education, pursuing a Masters degree in Art Conservation. Although Natalya spends much of her time in Tampa at school and at the Centre Gallery where she is an Art Director, she currently resides in Sarasota, where she enjoys exploring new art mediums.

16. Trish Riley
Trish Riley received her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University. Trish currently lives and works in Bradenton, FL.

17. Ben Piwowar
Ben Piwowar Received his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2011. He lives and works in Baltimore.

To participate in future AOI events and projects, you can contact Kasey Lou Lindley at: kaseylou20@gmail.com

An Open Invitation by Kasey Lou Lindley

Hey there!

So, I moved back to Sarasota a short while ago. I was originally going to write about the fluctuating art scene in Sarasota, and why the youth feel compelled to move… but I’m over that now. I’m pretty nomadic myself, so I get it. AND, the Harvey Milk Festival happened, which was great, so thank you for that!

I’ve decided that what I would like to focus on is fostering and building up the alternative art community within, and close to, Sarasota. I’ve come to terms with its “ebb and flow” and I’ve decided I’d like to embrace it, and learn from it as well. Soooo, I’d like to propose an experiment of sorts. I’ve participated in several collectives, and I’d like to get another one going here. This “collective” wouldn’t really be about making money or specifically for visual arts either – it would mainly be for a learning experience, experimentation, and fun. Kind of like the Gutai Group, but different. I ‘m interested in bringing multiple aspects of the community together to create a contemporary Think Tank of sorts – this would entail art shows, open studios, group discussions, critiques, music, poetry; you name it. I envision this as an open group that is non-discriminatory. Are you currently a student or graduate? Great! Never been to art school? That’s great too! We can all learn from each other. I’m also interested in reaching out to writers, musicians, intellectuals, and folks outside of Sarasota as well (St. Pete? Tampa?). If you’re interested in this experiment, please feel free to contact me at Kaseylou20@gmail.com. Don’t be shy. I intend to be contacted by folks from all walks of life, which could make for something extremely interesting (and hopefully ambitious). I plan to be here for awhile!

http://kaseyloulindley.org/
http://kaseyloulindley.org/

An Ancient Gift – 300 Words by Kasey Lou Lindley

Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, in Southern Utah
Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, in Southern Utah by Kasey Lou Lindley

I’ve done a lot of traveling in 2012, and with that comes searching — searching for purpose, home, and my next step. This urge to travel and move was also triggered by my personal need to figure out where my art endeavors will be supported and the most successful. I’ve made many sacrifices for art and that has come with a huge amount of rejection. I’ve even gotten to the point where I proclaimed that I would stop creating and pursuing the expectations I have for myself because the “failure” is discouraging and too painful. Why not just “give in” and stop creating? Perhaps my life will become easier; perhaps letting go of my need to create will take some weight off my shoulders. What’s so wrong with living an art free life? But recently something unexpected happened and I was given a gift when I visited the Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, in Southern Utah. It’s not known exactly what the images mean, but they bring many questions to mind. What compelled this civilization to create images? Are they depicting stories that the Anasazie’s wanted to pass on for generations? Are they trail-markers? Are they images created for magic hunting rituals? Are they messages to their gods or aliens? Or are they “sketches” to pass the time? Whatever the reason may be, I found myself completely in awe and came to the conclusion that I can never stop creating, no matter how discouraged I may be feeling. Could you imagine if every person stopped creating because they felt discouraged? Those petroglyphs probably wouldn’t exist if that were the case. So with that thought in mind, and that weight off my shoulders, I say cheers to a new year full of new (good or bad) art!

Featured Artist: Kasey Lou Lindley
Kasey Lou Lindley’s Website

Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, in Southern Utah by Kasey Lou Lindley
Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs, in Southern Utah by Kasey Lou Lindley

Ringling Underground, Contemporary Art On the Lawn

Thursday, November 1st, (8pm – 11pm)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art.

Thursday, November 1st, (8pm – 11pm)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL

Ringling Underground is a series of one night only events that invites emerging contemporary artists to exhibit sculpture, installation, performance and interactive media in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art. This series encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice by exhibiting without the luxuries of gallery walls or lighting, while also transforming the function of the Museum. The Ringling transcends its role as an archiving and collecting institution, into one that seeks to actively engage the contemporary artists and patrons within its community. Ringling Underground is proud to present these outstanding artists currently working in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area, and is excited to feature many more throughout the season.

Vince Kral is a Tampa Bay artist exhibiting work in Florida, Baltimore, Chicago, and West Virginia. He is also the mastermind behind the So You Think You Can Paint competitions held in the Bay area and beyond. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Electronic Media in 2007. For more information, visit www.vincekral.com

Kasey Lou Lindley was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Utah. She studied at the New York Studio Program, received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design, and her MFA from the University of Connecticut. More of her work can be seen at www.kaseyloulindley.org

Andrew Sink is an Energy Technology student at the State College of Florida. He works in research and development at an electronics company and volunteers at the G-WIZ science museum in the Fabrication Laboratory. Sink uses explores the artistic uses of laser cutters and 3D printers. He spent last May in Spain on a scholarship received through the National Science Foundation, studying alternative and renewable energy. His work is often documented on his blog: www.andrewsink.tumblr.com

Sarah Viviana Valdez is a Kansas born artist who lives and works in Tampa, Florida. Graduated with class of 2010 from Ringling School of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. She also participated in Spring 2009 New York Studio Program Residency in DUMBO, NY. She is currently working on a upcoming 2013 solo exhibition, “Where Current Can Flow”, with 621 Gallery located in Tallahassee, FL. She also performs music project i_like_dog_face in local Tampa performance spaces such as Cyborg City, Branch Ranch Pervert Pit and Cafe Hey.

Jazz Leeb is a fourth year Fine Arts major at Ringling College of Art + Design.


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The Goods: Weekend News (12.02.11)

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of exhibitions and events for the upcoming weekend. This features the weekend of Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.

Sarasota Visual Art’s round up of exhibitions and events for Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.


Week in Review

  • Featured Artist: Kasey Lou Lindley http://bit.ly/slqeJ2
  • Featured Gallery: Stakenborg Fine Art http://wp.me/p1DJvQ-gg
    Interview with Chris Stakenborg / November 2011 featured gallery
  • Featured Article: Art and Flight http://bit.ly/uNetu0
    Sarasota Visual Art highlights seven airports where you can catch some art on the way to catching your flight if you are leaving from, or arriving into, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

Exhibitions

Paperwork – Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art

http://bit.ly/sRiffP
December 1-31, 2011 – Presenting an exhibit featuring photo etchings by Stefan Batista, mixed-media works by Leslie Fry, hand-colored engravings from Ke Francis, and drawings by Tanja Softic.
"Lists Loose," plant stains and residue, collage on paper by Leslie Fry

The Talent Show

http://bit.ly/tecjaO
Ends December 10, 2011 – This exhibit explores the competing desires of notoriety and privacy, and the evolving relationship between artists and audiences in our culture of reality television and Web-based social media.

Contemporary Art Museum, USF Tampa Campus

Joyce Ely-Walker Exhibit

http://bit.ly/vb0q5H
Ends Dec. 7, 2011 – Selected by internationally know artist Craig Rubadoux, the exhibition, “Departures,” features Ely-Walker’s drawings and paintings that empathize the fleeting nature of life including works from her series Wind Shift, Mangrove, Silent Mountain, Nest, Rain forest, and Train.

Joyce Ely-Walker
Mountain Spring,oil on canvas, 42”x54”,2010

Story and Symbol: Dutch and Flemish Paintings

http://bit.ly/rziai8
Ends Dec. 4, 2011 – The more than 30 paintings in this exhibition are striking, but they are also rich in the history of sixteenth and seventeenth-century northern Europe. The works encompass biblical stories, mythological subjects, stunning portraits, scenes from everyday life, seascapes and landscapes, and still lifes.

Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Dutch (1567-1641) Double Portrait of a Husband and Wife with Tulip, Bulb, and Shells (1609) Oil on panel Collection of Dr. Gordon and Adele Gilbert


FOR ALL OF THE ONGOING VISUAL ART EXHIBITIONS VISIT: http://sarasotavisualart.com/art/exhibitions/current/

Going to an art opening this weekend? Email us your pics of art openings at info@sarasotavisualart.com

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