Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2 Opportunities at CFEVA

CFEVA is a great organization and right now they have two opportunities for artists available: CFEVA's Visiting Curator Exhibition and The NewCourtland Fellowship. Check out more details below
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists has two open applications (see below). The NewCourtland Fellowship Deadline has been extended to March 15th. All applications can be filled out on line at

CFEVA's Visiting Curator Exhibition
Jen Mergel, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Deadline- March 15, 2013

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Of the applicants, ten to twenty-five artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images. Two to four of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery this summer.

The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators. 

Jen Mergel is the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since joining the MFA in 2010, she envisioned and organized the inaugural installation of the Museum’s first contemporary collection galleries, open in September 2011, and developed a new solo exhibition series, including the shows "Kristin Baker: New Paintings" (2010) and "Jedediah Caesar: Soft Structures" (2011). Currently on view is her installation "Sparking Dialogue," featuring three generations of contemporary text-based works, and "Passages: Felix Gonzalez-Torres," the 20th-anniversary serial installation of all five of the artist's beaded curtains. She is now organizing first solo shows in Boston for numerous artists, including Ridley Howard, Sarah Braman, and Shinique Smith, as well as a thematic exhibition of contemporary Latin American art entitled “Message in a Bottle.” Previously, she was curator for many exhibitions at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, including “Tara Donovan,” “Momentum 13: Eileen Quinlan” and “Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork,” and at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, including “Chance Encounters” and “Defying Distinction.” Mergel has taught at Harvard and Boston University. 

Application Deadline: March 15th
Digital Portfolio Reviews: March 16 – April 9
Exhibition: June 6 – July 26, 2013

Details and Requirements
To apply please visit <>. Artists will be asked to provide a resume, artist statement, image list and five images. The total application fee is $20 (this includes the fee to use Slideroom). Artists must reside within 100 miles of Philadelphia and must not currently be a student.

For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at (215) 546-7775 x11 or

CFEVA’S NewCourtland Artist Fellowship
Award- $2,500 (+the cost of supplies)

Deadline March 15, 2013

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland, is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia. In order to apply, artists are asked to develop an intergenerational project that brings members of NewCourtland together with school age children/teens to create a meaningful experience and a high quality artistic project. Work created by seniors and their school-aged partners during the 2013 Fellowship Program will be exhibited with the work of the artist fellows in a large, well publicized exhibition entitled Art is Ageless.

Once artists receive this award they will be responsible for conducting ten 1.5 hour workshops, attending several preliminary and post-workshop meetings, attending one sensitivity training session, and participating in the Art is Ageless exhibition in Spring 2014. Artists will also be separately compensated for purchasing all necessary art supplies and professionally presenting the artwork created in their program for the final exhibition. 

To apply to the 2013 NewCourtland Fellowship please visit and follow the application instructions. For more details or to discuss your application please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at 215 546-7775 x11 or

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