September 2012

Art for Progress September Newsletter

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As fall arrives in the great city of New York, AFP is beginning a new school year with excitement and anticipation of what's to come. With each new school year, we have an incredible opportunity to work with hundreds of new students. The possibilities are truly endless. Is the next John Lennon or Jackson Pollock one of our 9th grade students at Humanities Prep?

Maybe the next great performer is more advanced in his or her artistic achievements. We certainly have a stellar line-up of artists at AFP's next "Mixed Greens" event coming up on Saturday, September 22nd.

We also have a big announcement regarding artist memberships. As of January 1st, 2013, artist memberships will be free! Artists will still have to apply and be approved, but there will no longer be any membership fees. As we get closer to January 1st, we'll provide more details.

In the meantime, please take some time to check out the featured artists and all the great stuff in our current newsletter.

You can also keep up with AFP through our social media outlets Facebook and Twitter.
Featured Artists

Visual Arts: Olga Kol

Committed to creativity and individuality, Olga Kol's masterful compositions whisk the viewer away on a mystical journey into a sensuous, jubilant world where the foremost motif is the female silhouette.

Fashion:  Kari Smistek

Kari Smistek is the designer and creator of Clementiny Clothing. Clementiny items are completely handmade, 100% re-purposed, recycled materials and most materials are vintage as well.

Music: Terri J Stott

Terri is a multiple award winning R&B, Pop and Soul songwriter. She just inked a publishing deal with Phantom 4 Music for 9 songs. Always a music lover, but she never thought about being a songwriter and producer.

Film:  Jessie La Flair

In life, time lends itself to specific moments; Jesse La Flair’s work captures the emotional experience and beauty within those moments. He express and intrigues through questions that he asks in his creations. La Flair is a public driven artist who makes it a point to present his work and experiences to the community.

DJ:  Dennis Sebyayan

DJ Dennis Sebayan has more than 14 years of experience performing at music festivals, concerts, small-to-large clubs, lounges, fashion shows, fundraisers, competitions and other curated events. He has been featured in numerous publications including URB, Next, Time Out New York, Cityscoops NY, DVOX,, and HX.

Art Education Update

AFP artist Barry Komitor just completed an exciting summer recording project with several talented Art for Progress Music Program students. We're looking forward to sharing the finished product with everyone soon.

AFP will be working with several new schools this year. We're still working on schedules and final details, but the program continues to grow. We're working closely with the schools to come up
with innovative, exciting programs for their students.

The piece just below is titled, "Chromosome XX" by our featured artist Olga Kol. The other pieces are some of our recent favorites.

(Click on the images to see more artwork and information about each artist.)
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                                      Olga Kol

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Hunter Clarke

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Artineering by Lance Dehne

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Kristina Zallinger

"Creative Culture Accelerating Social Change"
Events, Opportunities and Resources

September 22nd, 8pm:  AFP Presents "Mixed Greens"

AFP will host the third installation of its monthly series, "Mixed Greens" at the Paper Box in East Williamsburg. With an ecclectic mix of live music,
DJ sets, performance art and video installations,
this night is not to be missed, with live sets from
Ellis Ashbrook, Black Wing Halo, Idgy Dean, and Heavy Birds.

DJ's will bring the dance party into the late hours in the courtyard. Performance artist Caridad Sola will dazzle you with the unexpected. Special video installation from Daniel Maldonado. Great tacos
and paninis for sale.

DJ SETS: Gatto with special guests Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge), Bruce Tantum (Time Out NY) and Sal Leone (Rooftop Sessions) 

Doors 8pm. Music 9pm-2am. Cover $8 

Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
Subway: L train to Grand St

Thru Oct 22nd:  dARTboard Call for Entries 2013

The Vilcek Foundation is now accepting submissions of work created by foreign-born artists using computer-based technologies to be featured on the dARTboard -- a digital art space launched on in Spring 2012. The chosen applicant will also receive an Artist’s Honorarium of $5,000. Visit the LINK for the the application and guidelines.

The Vilcek Foundation, 167 East 73rd Street, NYC 10021

Thru September 30th:  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artists-in-Residence 2013

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts offers artists-in-residence the gift of time, space, and financial support. Application deadline: September 30. 

From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges. Visit the link for more details. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street, Omaha, NB 68102

Thru September 30th:  "I Thought We Were the Same Person" at NOSPHERE Arts

Artists Agnes Nedregard, Moray Hillary and Torgrim Wahl Sound presents a collaborative multimedia production partially created on site. While the nomadic artist trio – based partially in Glasgow, in Paris and in Bergen – have a long history of working together, this is their very first joint show in NYC. This exhibit spans the media of painting, performance, video, sculpture, and printmaking. Visit this link for details.

NOoSPHERE Arts, 251 East Houston St, NYC 10002

Ongoing: Call for Artists: "Art Attack!" by Rabbit Movers

Ongoing pop-up project, ART ATTACK! is a mobile art gallery and most recently, cinema. ART ATTACK! is presented by Rabbit Movers - an artist based moving company. 

When trucks are not moving, they are transformed into galleries and appear all over the city and at designated events, with their locations being announced real time through Twitter (@rabbitartattack) and Facebook.

Each month, two artists are chosen and shown over the course of two weeks. It is free for the artist to submit and show work and all events are open to the public for free. Applications are available on their Facebook group page.

Upcoming:  October 6th, 2-5PM: DJ Gatto on Techno.FM, Tribe

Check out DJGatto for his monthly session on Techno.FM for Elliot Dehoyos' Tribe show. Elliot's show happens every Saturday from 2-5PM and features the best in dance music.

Ongoing Through October 19th: "Die: Roll to Proceed"

A new comedy by Joe Kurtz and directed by Christian De Gré. Imagine a world unencumbered by the stress of decision-making; a world where you never have to wonder if you made the ‘right decision.’ In this existential comedy, two roommates make this a reality by letting the roll of a DIE decide for them. Watch as this duo embarks on comedic misadventures, all of which are orchestrated by YOU. With 72 possible endings, you won’t see the same show twice. So take a chance. Go to their site for tickets and info.

The Red Room, 85 4th St Red Room, New York, NY 10003

Artist Opportunity: Artbook New York

ArtBook is assembling a compelling collection of original artwork to be delivered to the world via the iPad platform. Selected artists will be featured in vivid, high-definition portfolios, including a biography and contact information. They are seeking innovative works that emphasize powerful aesthetics backed by unique concepts. The submission process is free and artists may upload digital images of their artwork using this LINK.

Express it Forward:  Ula Einstein

Exhibiting Visual Artist and Creativity Coach Ula Einstein's mission is to "move beyond the road blocks and activate your fullest creative potential" for whatever project you're on! Get launched. Stay launched. Free 20 minute initial phone consultation anywhere in the USA  212.677.2350.  Questions? Email Ula at

Join the conversation and stay sparked:

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Ongoing: New York Cares Visual Artist Opportunity

Artists needed to sketch murals for New York Cares. Images will be painted by volunteers to help beautify local community centers, schools,
nursing homes and other non-profit spaces.

Please contact: Colleen Smallfield at for more information.
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