NoMAA PRESENTS: Writing About Your Art Today

RSVP required. Please upload one example of your work (visual, performance or text) with your application.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NYC DCA

#StayHomeOpenStudios with Michelle Asarch

NoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.

Join NoMAA live on Zoom each Thursday at 7:30pm at this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92784165292?pwd=c3dTbEwxenhOaFJKS09mQXczUkYwdz09

Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

Michelle Asarch is an artist and art educator from Long Island, NY residing in Washington Heights. Drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and photography are jut some of the mediums that Michelle focuses on in her own art practice but her recent area of focus has been figure studies with exaggerated contrast and lighting. Her artwork has been featured in the “Rise and Shine,” and “We Art Educators” 2017 and 2018 galleries in Harlem. She currently is the sole art teacher of an Elementary charter school in Mott Haven, fostering creativity and inspiration for young students.

UPCOMING ARTISTS
June 25 – Liz Ritter
July 2 – Emmanuel Abreu
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek
July 16 – Cornerstone Studios
July 23 – Laurence Elle Groux
July 30 – Rafaela Luna

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is also made possible by Inwood Animal Clinic

Support provided by NYC Department of Small Business Services

#StayHomeOpenStudios with Josefina Hernandez

NoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.

Join NoMAA live on Zoom each Thursday at 7:30pm at this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92784165292?pwd=c3dTbEwxenhOaFJKS09mQXczUkYwdz09

Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

Josefina Hernandez
Josefina Hernandez is a Colombian artist and illustrator based in New York City. She obtained her Honours Bachelors of Arts with high distinction from the University of Toronto in 2012. Josefina’s practice consists of paper cut works that are meticulously carved with an x-acto knife. Largely inspired by nature’s sinuous and organic forms, Josefina explores belonging and the relationship between us and the spaces we inhabit. She has taken part in a number of group shows in Toronto and New York. Her paper cut art was included in the 2019 Spring Edition of the UC Review as well as Issue No. 2 of Invisibilities Zine in Toronto, Canada. See www.josefinahernandez.com for more.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josefinahernandezart/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josefinahernandezart/

UPCOMING ARTISTS
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter
July 2 – Emmanuel Abreu
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek
July 16 – Cornerstone Studios
July 23 – Laurence Elle Groux
July 30 – Rafaela Luna

Census Coloring Contest – KIDS COUNT edition

#NoMAA2020Census Coloring Contest – KIDS COUNT edition
Deadline: June 20 / $50 grand Prize

NoMAA calls kids (preschool to high school) to show what
makes your community unique, and what your dreams are for the future.
Census=Funding
Remember- ALL KIDS should be counted in the census.

And the winner is… Omotola, Age 8 for “A Night in Summer”

TO ENTER:
– Download the image (right click or ctrl + click and “save image as”)
– Color in digitally or print out and collage or color
– Post to Instagram and/or Facebook with FIRST NAME and AGE of the artist, and tag NoMAA
– Use #NoMAA2020Census (so we can find it)

#MakeManhattanCount is supported by the office of Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
drawing by Josefina Hernandez

DID YOU COMPLETE THE CENSUS?
You can do it NOW – HERE

See the response rate in your area HERE

#StayHomeOpenStudios with Garry Grant

Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.

Join NoMAA live on Zoom each Thursday at 7:30pm at this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92784165292?pwd=c3dTbEwxenhOaFJKS09mQXczUkYwdz09

Watch on Facebook Live

Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel
https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

Garry Grant
My abstract paintings are inspired by world affairs, the evolution of our culture, society’s idolization of material wealth, and human relationships, including the relationship that we have with ourselves. In addition, I often contemplate the sustainability of our planet, the consequences of our behavior on nature, and the importance of music in nurturing our souls.
https://www.garrygrantstudio.com/

UPCOMING ARTISTS
June 4 – Cathy O’Keefe
June 11 – Josefina Hernandez
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter
July 2 – Emmanuel Abreu
July 9 – Rosa Naparstek

Sponsored in part by the Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation
Support from the West Harlem Development Corporation
Support from Council Member Mark Levine
NYC DCA
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

#StayHomeOpenStudios with Uniqua Simmons

NNoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm.
Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours.

WAYS TO WATCH
Go to NoMAA’s #StayHomeOpenStudios on Zoom every Thursday at 7:30 HERE
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92784165292?pwd=c3dTbEwxenhOaFJKS09mQXczUkYwdz09

Watch on Facebook Live HERE

Watch archived episodes on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

UPCOMING ARTISTS
May 28 – Garry Grant
June 4 – Cathy O’Keefe
June 11 – Josefina Hernandez
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter

Uniqua Simmons is a Self- Taught Visual and Jewelry Artist. Performance Artist and certified Fitness Practitioner. Born and raised in Harlem she has been creating and teaching art, dance, and fitness for over 20 years for all abilities and ages. Her art, dance, fitness and teaching focuses on Mental Health, Diversity, Community, Mindfulness, Differences and Healing. Believing that Everybody can art, from this passion She created My Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S. (My Art making art, diverse, necessary, educational, sustainable, selfless). “Everybody can Art. What’s your Art M.A.D.N.E.S.S.?” “Using recycled materials to create art is one of my favorite things to create and teach with”

She combined dance and fitness, creating Afya Afro Jazz. Afya in Swahili meaning: Health, Strength, Vigor, Well Being. “Take the work out of the workout” One of Uniqua’s favorite mantras she created is, “Each One, Teach One, To Teach One, through Arts and Education” Uniqua continues to teach and create Arts and Dance for Healing and Peace.

Visit these websites for class, workshops, and art purchasing:
Myartmadness.com
IG myartmadness
Dance afyaafrojazz.com

This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is made possible, in part, by Evydent Dentistry.
Support from the West Harlem Development Corporation
Support from Council Member Mark Levine
NYC DCA
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

#InwoodStrong restaurant poster contest

APPLICATION HERE https://inwood-strong-poster.paperform.co/
AWARD / PREMIO: $750
DEADLINE / FECHA LÍMITE: May 26, 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS / CONVOCATORIA
FOR WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD AND WEST HARLEM ARTISTS

BACKGROUND / ANTECEDENTES
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, through a NYC Small Business Services Neighborhood 360 grant, is working with the Washington Heights BID and Inwood Merchant-Association to promote Inwood restaurants during this challenging time. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our neighborhood and play a key role in ensuring the vitality of our community’s arts sector. From exhibitions and performances by local artists at restaurants, cafes, and more, small businesses’ support for the arts strengthens our community.

REQUIREMENTS / CONDICIONES
Eye-catching original artwork that captures the essence of restaurants and small businesses in Inwood’s culturally diverse arts community / Obra de arte original y llamativo que capta la esencia de los restaurantes y pequeños negocios de la culturalmente diversa comunidad de Inwood.
Artwork must be a square and printable at 24″x24″. (300 dpi jpg, 4-5mb) / Debe cubrir las dimensiones de un afiche de 24″x24″pulgadas (300 dpi jpg, 4-5mb)

Artists may only submit one (1) design for consideration. / El/la artista sólo podrá presentar un diseño.

The winner’s artwork will be used exclusively to promote the #InwoodStrong #EatLocal #SupportSmallBiz campaign in print and online.

NoMAA’s #StayHomeOpenStudios with Rose Deler

RSVP on Eventbrite

Open Studios are a much anticipated part of the Uptown Arts Stroll. NoMAA is continuing that tradition with our series of virtual tours with Uptown artists. Join us every Thursday at 7:30pm.

WAYS TO WATCH:
Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92784165292?pwd=c3dTbEwxenhOaFJKS09mQXczUkYwdz09

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/northernmanhattanartsalliance/

Watch archived talks on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

ABOUT ROSE DELER
www.rosedeler.com

Artist Statement
I am an artist who draws on the skills handed to me by my ancestors. They were boat builders, carpenters, seamstresses, farmers, and homemakers. In art-making, labor is essential to my practice. My work is craft-based, woman’s work. I incorporate textiles, sewing, ceramic, and I include printmaking and photography to create sculptures. They are about memory true, painful, happy or idealized in an attempt at self-preservation. My work deals with things that have shaped us. It speaks to the past but also the passing of time. It is about someone who once was and is no more but still telling their story.

Bio
Rose has an MFA in Studio Arts from the City College of New York. Her work has been exhibited at The Pen and Brush Gallery in New York City, Portal: Governors Island Art Fair, Hewitt Gallery in New York, Cohen Gallery at GoggleWorks Center for the Art in Pennsylvania, The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, Compton Goethals Art Gallery, The International Print Center of NY (PrintFest), Los Angeles Convention Center, Rio II Gallery, Cohen Library Archives Gallery, Aaron Davis Gallery, Indian Road Café/Gallery, Maggi Peyton Gallery, Georgetown Peabody Library in Massachusetts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Rose has been an adjunct faculty at CCNY teaching intro to ceramics (a foundation course). She won the Provost’s Prize in Art, Holly T Popper Award and Merit Connor Tuition Scholarship.

UPCOMING ARTISTS
May 21 – Uniqua Simmons
May 28 – Garry Grant
June 4 – Cathy O’Keefe
June 11 – Josefina Hernandez
June 18 – Michelle Asarch
June 25 – Liz Ritter

NYC DCA
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
This edition of #StayHomeOpenStudios is made possible, in part, by Saggio.

NoMAA’s #StayHomeOpenStudios with Christopher Priore

NoMAA presents a series of studio tours with Uptown artists each Thursday at 7:30pm. If you have a question for the artists, email info@nomaanyc.org or post on social media using #StayHomeOpenStudios

RSVP on EVENTBRITE

Go to NoMAA’s #StayHomeOpenStudios on Zoom every Thursday at 7:30 HERE

Watch on Facebook Live HERE

Watch on NoMAA’s YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/nomaa_youtube

Artist Christopher Priore has lived and had his studio in Washington Heights for over two decades. A pioneer of skywriting as an art medium, he has also contributed to innovative painting practices through a sustained exploration of bringing his artworks off the wall and out into the viewer’s physical space. Priore has had solo gallery and museum exhibitions in New York and nationally. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art and an MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. This year he achieved his SHRM-SPC through coursework at Fordham University, while teaching at Bergen Community College.

www.christopherpriorestudio.com

This week’s #StayHomeOpenStudios with Christopher Priore is sponsored in part by Aqua Marina.

NYC Department of Cultural AffairsThis program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NoMAA’s 2020 Census Coloring Contest part 2 of 3

Prize: $50 / Deadline: May 31th

TO ENTER:
– Download the image at www.nomaanyc.org
– Color in digitally or print out a copy and color / collage.
– Post your finished page(s) to your Instagram and/or Facebook and tag NoMAA
– Use #NoMAA2020Census (so we can find it)

*be on the lookout for a third drawing June 1

#MakeManhattanCount Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President