The DART Board: 11.06.2023

By Peggy Roalf   Wednesday December 6, 2023


Wednesday, December 6, 6-8pm: The Book Show at SVA

An annual exhibition, The Book Show challenges first-year MFA students in the Illustration as Visual Essay program at SVA to conceive, write and illustrate a book—whether a children’s book, graphic novel, self-help book, or visual essay—based on a personal expwerience or subject matter that is meaningful to them. The exhibition of book projects by 19 artists is curated by instructors Anna Raff and James Ransome

SVA Gramercy Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY Info



Thursday, December 7: Annual Art Sale at the League

The annual art sale is a rare opportunity to bring home the work by your favorite League artist at affordable prices. With new work added each day, most priced below $1,000, the sale is a wonderful way to begin or grow your art collection. Proceeds from every purchase directly support the participating artists and help the League continue its mission of subsidizing fine art education and exhibiting the work of League artists.

The Art Students League of New York, Phyllis harridan Mason Gallery, 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY Info



Friday, December 8, 5:30-9pm: My Harry | Magick and Mysticism at the Whitney

Magick and Mysticism is the first night of My Harry, a three-day gathering celebrating the eclectic life and serpentine pursuits of Harry Smith. Featuring Carol Bove, Raymond Foye, Andrew Lampert, and Charles Stein, this evening is devoted to talks and conversations about Smith’s interest in and artistic explorations of spiritual and occult practices alongside listening sessions and screenings. 

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY Tickets 


Saturday, December 9, 11am-5pm: All About Owls at Hudson River Museum

Spend an owl-filled day at All About Owls: A Celebration of Winter  featuring art and science workshops and a live owl show with falconer Brian Bradley., in conjunction with the exhigition Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art. Above: Six-pack Colonialism, 2018 by Julie Buffalohead

Wild animals have been present in art since the first artists painted images on cave walls or carved figures in stone tens of thousands of years ago. Featuring a diverse group of more than forty artworks from the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s permanent collection, Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art explores the meaning of these creative expressions within the context of contemporary art.

Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY Info



Saturday, December 9 & 14, 3-4:30pm: Interwoven | Community Weaving Workshop at the Library

Join the Queens Memory project for a community weaving workshop inspired by quilts from the Museum's collection. This workshop will be facilitated by Ridgewood artist Isa Dorivillier at the Ridgewood Library. Participants will share memories and ideas of home and add to a  collaborative weaving project. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring small tokens that remind them of home. 

Queens Public Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison St, Ridgewood, NY Info



Sunday, December 10, noon-4pm: NYSS Open Studios

The New York Studio School welcomes you to visit the studios of current MFA candidates and graduating Certificate students. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, in the original home of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the historic light-filled spaces offer inspiration and infrastructure to aspiring artists.

This is a special opportunity to see recent works in the making and gain insight into students' processes and experiences at NYSS. Guests can also view current exhibitions in the Student Gallery and our main Gallery

New York Studio School, 8 Wes 8th Street, New York, NY Info



Saturday, December 16, 10am-2pm: Holiday Card Riso Workshop at Printed Matter

Join photographer and art conservator Oswaldo García for a Holiday Card Riso Workshop, co-hosted with Printed Matter / St Marks. Learn to transform your favorite photos, drawings or collages into truly unique two-color cards.

Perfect for every type of creative, this workshop will guide participants through the fascinating process of Riso printing suitable for all experience levels. Each participant will leave the session with an edition of 30 cards of their own creation. What to bring: Drawings, photos, texts or images to collage. Register

Printed Matter St. Marks, 38 St. Marks Place, New York, NY