New York Magazine Art Critic Jerry Saltz this Wednesday Oct. 22 @AmericanArt Museum

So the American Art Museum will be hosting Jerry Saltz this Wednesday as part of it’s Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture series.  A reception follows each lecture, beginning at 7, ending at 9 and free tickets are available at 6:30.  Personally, I plan to buttonhole Mr. Saltz and get his take on the buttplug artist (or is it a Christmas Tree?)  And where exactly, the Emperor has been hiding his clothes these last few years.  Because like Quentin Compson, I want to love the South contemporary art, not hate it.  But when I add up the pros and cons – the negative bias can be overwhelming. See Robert Hughes and The Mona Lisa Curse for reference.

Since 2007, Jerry Saltz has been the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine. Before that, starting in 1998, he was Senior Art Critic for the Village Voice. He is a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and has had two volumes of criticism published. The 2007 winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism from the College Art Association, he has lectured widely including at Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many others. He has taught at Columbia University, Yale, RISD, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. In addition to having written for Frieze, Parkett, Art in America, and many other publications, he was recently ranked # 57 “Most Powerful Person in the Art World” by ArtReview Magazine – one ahead of Jasper Johns.

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series

Let the Sangria flow: Cotidiano US Opens @ NYU in NYC Friday October 3

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FRIDAY, October 3, 6:30 p.m. (download PDF)
LATINO/US Cotidiano
Curated by Claudi Carreras
Organized as part of the SPAIN arts & culture Program to promote Spanish culture in the US

Inauguration of the exhibit with remarks by Ana Dopico (Director, KJCC), D. Juan Ramón Martínez Salazar (Consul General, Consulate General of Spain in New York), and Claudi Carreras (exhibit curator). With the presence of some of the photographers, including Hector Mata, Sol Aramendi..

Literally meaning “everyday life,” Cotidiano is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America. For LATINO/US Cotidiano, curator Claudi Carreras selected established and emerging photographers of Latino descent who embrace the theme and also excel at their craft. The exhibition includes noted artists Carlos Alvárez Montero, Sol Aramendi, Katrina Marcelle d’Autremont, Calé, Ricardo Cases, Livia Corona, Héctor Mata, Karen Miranda, Dulce Pinzón, Susana Raab, Stefan Ruiz, and Gihan Tubbeh.

Exhibit walk-throughs with the photographers will be organized.

Reception to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, and the Consulate General of Spain in New York.

Shoot Video at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Job Opportunity Deadline: Oct. 22


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seeks an energetic and self-motivated Videographer to produce, capture and edit high-quality, creative video packages. Under the general supervision of the Chief Collections Photographer, the position is responsible for working independently and collaboratively with other museum professionals to identify visual opportunities that best communicate the story of VMFA; increase visibility and awareness of VMFA programs; enhance revenue generating programs and services; and encourage a greater understanding of the museum‚s mission. Duties include all phases of video production from conceptualization to post-production; project coordination and equipment operation and maintenance. This position requires some evening, holiday and weekend work.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to orchestrate strong and compelling narratives through sophisticated video production and creative storytelling. Experience with storyboarding and script writing preferred. He/she will have a strong sense of design and expertise in operating video cameras, D-SLRs and various types of lighting and sound recording equipment. Additionally, he/she will have significant experience with studio and field-based video production and with sound mixing and editing and various non-linear editing software packages. Exceptional project management, communication and interpersonal skills required. He/she must also be extremely organized and detail-oriented; able to problem solve; and work independently and collaboratively. Bachelor‚s degree in Marketing, Media Production, Communications and Media, Film and Video Production and experience working in a corporate or cultural heritage video production environment preferred. The selected candidate must pass a security background check.

Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, log onto the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System at<> and submit your application, letter of intent and resume no later than 5:00 pm on October 22, 2014. Candidates must provide URL for online portfolio. Please contact the HR office at 804.340.1485 if you need assistance. EOE