For the 2012 College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles, I’m co-organizing ArtExchange, an open forum for sharing work that is free and open to the public. This year the exhibition will have it’s own web page with links to the artists’ websites. Participants, who must be members of CAA, apply for a table where they can exhibit prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and small installations. Performance, sound, and spoken word are also welcome.
Interestingly, speaking of art for tabletops, in 1999 my ArtExchange co-organizer Julie Green began painting the final meal requests of death row prisoners on ceramic plates. This month her project was featured on The Artblog. Green is committed to making the plate paintings until capital punishment is abolished. She’s made over 400 plates to date.
Julie Green, “Virginia, 1 September 1999, Stay of execution, Ate what would have been his last meal of oven-fried chicken, rice pilaf, a cucumber and onion salad, and bread and margarine,”painted ceramic.