Posts Tagged “Allison Smith”

Fair Trade

05.22.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

I was chatting with friends near a makeshift bar at the opening night of the much-anticipated ArtMRKT fair, nibbling on a muffuletta finger sandwich, washing it down with complimentary tequila, when someone inadvertently knocked a fanciful floral welded metal sculpture from its pedestal. The surprisingly heavy artwork hit my lower leg before meetin... More

UK Budget Cuts will have San Francisco impacts

03.31.2011  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Following a weekend when nearly 500,000 protestors were reported on the streets of London to voice their opposition to the UK government’s massive budget cuts, Arts Council England (ACE) has announced this year’s funding recipients.

The UK Guardian offers extensive coverage, including a table comparing last year’s to this year’s funding per organization and a map of arts organizations who completely lost funding. You can even download the raw data, if you’re skeptical about the spin inherent to information graphics, or you’d like to create your own. (This is a historic year for UK budgets, but this amount of coverage in non-arts news outlets would be welcome every year, I think, in the UK, as well as here regarding the NEA.)

I’ve been very lucky to have exhibited and produced artwork with organizations who received funds from ACE. In my travels in the UK, I was absolutely astounded with the vibrance of contemporary art across the country, from ... More

75 Reasons to Live: Allison Smith on J. Wilbur Sandison

08.18.2010  |  By
Filed under: One on One

 

Allison Smith is an artist. During the anniversary weekend, two of her SMITHS projects were running simultaneously on our fifth floor, so we especially appreciated her coming down to give her talk on J. Wilbur Sandison‘s photograph Quilt (ca. 1940s). “I love the idea of an artwork that is as much the conversation as the material ... More

Got (sm)Arts & Skills?

05.07.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

Five Questions: Allison Smith

04.26.2010  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests.  Local visual artist and educator Allison Smith is the creator of the SMITHS project.  Her Arts and Skills Service program continues through the spring with talks, conversations, workshops and activities. Join Allison this Thursday evening for SMITHS: Arts & Skills Service: On Shell-Shock, ... More

SFMOMA’s 75th Anniversary Weekend Celebration: Photos

03.05.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

SFMOMA turned 75 and all I got was a teal T-Shirt.

Kidding!  There were actually tons of events happening for SFMOMA’s 75th Anniversary Weekend.  You can view the whole suite of photographs here.

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Above, Pamela Z and Stephen Hartman giving their 7.5 minute talks as part of 75 Reasons to Live.  What,  your analyst doesn̵... More