The DART Board: 04.20.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday April 21, 2021

Friday, April 23, 7:00 -8:30pm, DorDor Gallery | InPerson
Art Out / curated by Irina Chistikina
With the arrival of spring, the DorDor Gallery presents the first group exhibition of contemporary artists in this new season, including August Henry, Pranav Sood, Melissa Schainker, Scott Isenbarger, Edgard Rippel, Nate Myers, Laura Michal, Helen Denisevich, Jeanne Verdoux. A performance by Annie Nikunen will be presented at the opening..

Art Out. DorDor Gallery, 45 Irving Street, Brooklyn [Bushwick], NY Register/required Above, Jeanne Verdoux, Untitled from the series Female Vaisselle, acrylic on mattress paper


Continuing thorough June 15 at Malin Gallery | InPerson
Barbara Nessim | Stargirl
Malin Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings, ceramics and digital works by the New York-based artist Barbara Nessim. Stargirl will feature 14 large-scale paintings from a new series of work, The Wo/men In My Life, inspired by drawings from Nessim’s sketchbooks from the 1970s. The new paintings will be accompanied by selections from several of the artist’s other most important bodies of work stretching back to the 1960s, including work on paper, ceramics and early digital art.

Barbara Nessim, Stargirl continues through June 15 at Malin Gallery. 515 West 29th Street, NY, NY Info


Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 pm, CUNY Graduate Center | Virtual
City of Science: The Ethics of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ever present in our lives and will continue to have an even larger role in society, but we must not forget that machines are programmed by humans. Going forward, what ethical issues and rules must be further defined as these machines act in the world? How do we avoid perpetuating gender, race, and age bias through AI, and how do we ensure that machines do not cross the ethical boundaries of our society? Susan L. Epstein, professor of computer science at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, moderates a panel of expertsRegister


Sign Up Deadline:Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 for NFT Seminar on Thursday, April 22, 8:00-9:00 pm | Virtual
Jason Clay Lewis, artist and Director of The Royal @ The Royal Society of American Art in Brooklyn, NY, says, “NFTs have hit the artworld like a Shockwave! This seminar is a way for you to get perspective on what is going on and how to get involved. I will walk you through the simple stuff and get into the excitement of what's possible. Even though the focusof this seminar is on NFTs, you will be able to ask questions about anything art related including curating, applying to shows, opportunities, open calls, and more. Register


Friday, April 23-Sunday, April 25 | French Institute/Alliance Francais | Virtual
This weekend, three leading French cultural organizations based in New York will bring together more than a dozen thinkers from the US and France for a transatlantic festival investigating the state of liberté d’expression (free speech) in the age of what has been called “cancel culture.” Join FIAF for three in-depth conversations, each one centering on a hot-button issue: Religion (Fri, Apr 23 at 1pm ET)Sexuality (Sat, Apr 24 at 1pm ET); and Race (Sun, Apr 25 at 1pm ET).

Co-presented in English by La Maison française of NYU, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, and FIAF. Learn more



Looking ahead to Tuesday, May 4, 6:00-7:30 | SF Camerawork
Artist Toolkit Seminar: Preparing for Portfolio Reviews
Presented by: Laura Moya, Executive Director, Photolucidaand Audra Osborne, Critical Mass Program Manager, Photolucida SF Camerawork’s new Artist Toolkit Series preents Laura Moya and Audra Osborne of Photolucida to discuss portfolio review events and how to prepare for them. Learn about the strategies for making the most of your time when investing in and attending online or in-person portfolio reviews.  Also get an introduction to Critical Mass, Photolucida’s online programming that promotes connections to industry professionals and a series of awards, grants, and residencies. Register Above: Rachel Fein-Smolinski, from Sex Lives of Animals without Backbones, currently featured at SF Camerawork



Notes from the Home Office

For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP37 Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues in 2021. 

But with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our fourth year of offering a competition for photo enthusiasts at all levels. You can see some of the highlights and winners from 2020  here.

And if you enter early, you stand a chance of having your images featured on Facebook, Twitter, and Flipbook. Find the CFE here See work by featured entrant Audrey Bellot here.