The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Fundraising Exhibition of Louisiana Artists Responding to the Gulf Oil Spill
Ron Bechet, Consequence of Choice, 2010, serigraph with ink and motor oil, 14 x 17 in. Edition of 12. Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.

NEW ORLEANS, LA.- Jonathan Ferrara Gallery announced GULF AID ART: ARTISTS IN ACTION, A Fundraising Exhibition of Louisiana Artists Responding to the Gulf Oil Spill.

The benefit exhibition will take place from June 17-19th at the gallery located in the New Orleans Arts District. The exhibition will feature new works by over 25 well-known Louisiana artists reacting to the greatest environmental disaster in US history. Gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and artist Dan Tague, both arts activists , conceived of the exhibition as a way for the visual arts community of New Orleans to respond to the disaster.

The exhibition will open on Thursday June 17th at 11am, with an artist reception from 6-9pm that night and will run for through Saturday June 19th at 5pm and continue online throughout the summer.

As this crisis has unfolded, citizens across the state have felt helpless in being able to respond the disaster.

What action can I take?
What can I do?
What is happening?
What is our future?
How can we help our fellow Louisianans who are being directly affected right now?

Inspired by actions taken by the musical community in organizing the recent Gulf Aid concert that featured musicians like Lenny Kravitz and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, visual artists are banding together to offer their creative talents in response to this disaster.

"Musicians have done their part and now visual artists are going to do their part as well to respond to this terrible disaster. We all are terrified, upset, anxious and damn mad about what has transpired and we have to use our creativity to speak up, comment, criticize and make our voices heard. We are all in this together and artists must take action!" - Jonathan Ferrara

Both Tague and Ferrara have a history of responding to disasters via artistic endeavors. In 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, Ferrara created New Orleans Artists In Exile, a travelling exhibition of artists affected by the hurricane. In 2006-7, Ferrara was instrumental in distributing over $40,000 in direct grants to artists in need recovering from Katrina. And in 2010, artist Dan Tague created a limited edition print (100), United For Haiti, which sold out in a week and immediately raised over $7500 for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Those funds were donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

For GULF AID ART, each artist was challenged to create a new print edition with the only criteria that they respond / react to the current crisis affecting their home, health, happiness and economic futures. Each artist has created a limited edition print of 10 that will be sold both in the gallery during the limited run exhibition and online via the gallery's website. In an effort to make the work accessible to the general public and raise as much money as possible, the prices of the works will range between $100 and $500 with the potential to raise $80,000.

For this fundraiser, Ferrara will take down his current exhibition and install the 25+ works in the galley for a three-day fundraising exhibition. A to Z Framing of New Orleans, who is generously donating the framing, will frame the works in the exhibition.

In addition to the works in the gallery , British photojournalist Charlie Varley will exhibit a slide show of his photographs taken since the April 20th explosion documenting the spill and its aftermath. Varley's photos are regularly published around the world in Time magazine, Newsweek, The Times, The Wall Street Journal among others.

The exhibition will open on Thursday June 17th at 11am, with an artist reception from 6-9pm that night and it will run for through Saturday June 19th at 5pm. Louisiana's own Abita Beer is also a sponsor of the event.

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery | "GULF AID ART: ARTISTS IN ACTION" | New Orleans |


Last Week News

June 16, 2010

Collectors Snap Up Museum-Quality Works by Established Artists at 41st Edition of Art Basel

Sotheby's Sells a Masterpiece by Ferdinand Hodler for CHF 4 Million

Public Allowed to See Restoration of Dalí Painting at Museum in Rotterdam

Chris Dercon Leaves Haus der Kunst for Tate Modern

Sotheby's South Asian Art Sale Brings a Total of 5.5 Million Pounds

More than 100 Impressive and Intact Ancient Cultic Vessels were Found

National Museum Wales Purchases Painting by William Dyce for the Nation

National Gallery Announces "Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals"

Allentown Art Museum's Famous Kress Collection Artworks to be De-Installed

Galerie Gmurzynska Presents Exhibition by Award-Winning Architect Zaha Hadid

Art Fund Director Stephen Deuchar Awarded CBE for His Service to the Public

MoMA's Annual Premiere Brazil! Film Festival Returns this July

Exhibition Features Intriguing Treasures from Drawings and Prints Collection

Atlas Gallery Explores Synergies between Words and Images in Ground-Breaking Exhibition

Posing Beauty in African American Art on View at Taubman Museum of Art

Artist Nasser Azam Relaunches Historic Art Foundry

Bernadottes on Show at Nationalmuseum

Early Mondrian Painting Stolen in Netherlands

Rare Edgar Allan Poe Portrait Fails to Sell

June 15, 2010

World Record Price for a Modigliani Sculpture Sold at Auction at Christie's in Paris

Guggenheim and YouTube Launch Search for the World's Most Creative Video

Christie's Presents a Curated Public Exhibition of Masterpieces

Emin Scrawls and Perry Shocks at Royal Academy's Summer Show

'Red,' a Play About Artist Mark Rothko, is Big Winner at Tonys

Galerie Ficher Rohr Presents a Second Exhibition with Works by Frank Stella

Museums in Budapest and Moscow Exchange Exhibitions

Joan of Arc Commemorative Alms Dish Dated 1429 to Sell at Bonhams

Unseen Images of Marianne Faithfull by Dennis Morris at Snap Galleries

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings at Sotheby's in Paris

Francis Alys: A Story of Deception Opens at Tate Modern

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Exhibits Works by Realist Painter Fairfield Porter

IVAM Celebrates Ramón Gaya's 100th Anniversary with Exhibition

European Antiques and Religious Treasures of French Colonial Vietnam at Austin Auction Gallery

Rare Pugin Table to Sell at Bonhams

Ancient Pottery Tradition Rediscovered & Transformed at Crystal Bridges

Antique Paste & Other Jewellery: A Sparkling Summer Exhibition at S. J. Phillips

VisionQuesT Gallery Presents Arturo Delle Donne: Memes

Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize Launches June 2010

Initial Stages of New Egypt Museum Completed

June 14, 2010

Zeng Fanzhi Exhibits Paintings from His Collection at the National Gallery for Foreign Art

Caravaggio Show Goes Nonstop at Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Getty Trust President and CEO James Wood Dies at Age 69

Works at Freer Gallery Showcase Nine Centuries of Artistic Tradition

Toledo Museum Presents The Psychedelic 60s: Posters from the Rock Era

Summer Exhibitions Celebrate Former Frye Director and Alaska Connection

First Exhibition of Contemporary Tibetan Art in a New York City Museum

Photographs by Cecil Beaton at the Imperial War Museum North

Haus Konstruktiv Opens Exhibitions by Ryan Gander and Franz Mon

Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present

Vintage Photographs and Shoe Shine Boxes at the Center for Visual Arts

Catalina Island Museum Appoints New Executive Director

Smithsonian Institution Libraries Unveils "Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn"

Work by Berlinde De Bruyckere at Hauser & Wirth Zürich

The Splendor of the Cossack Era in the Historic Context of the Ukrainian-Swedish Alliance on Display for First Time

William Lee Golden Honored at Tennessee State Museum

John James Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist at the Boise Art Museum

Sites of Memory: Architecture and Remembering at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery

Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel at the Peabody Essex Museum

Everson Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Renowned Ceramic Masterpiece

June 13, 2010

Modern Art Found in Paris Bank Vault Not Seen Since World War II to Go on Sale at Sotheby's

Recent Works by American Artist Lynda Benglis at Galerie Michael Janssen

Show at Brooklyn Museum Unveils Andy Warhol's Catholic, Abstract Side

Kodak Donates Colorama Collection to Photo Museum

First Exhibition to Explore Picasso's Response to Degas

Canadian Artist Rodney Graham Opens Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel

Roman Imperial Marble Torso of an Emperor Sells for $7.4 million at Sotheby's

Kathryn Kanjo Named Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

First Solo Exhibition by Yoram Wolberge at Benrimon Contemporary

Whitechapel Gallery Presents the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece

Ferran Garcia Sevilla at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh at Fotomuseum

Group Exhibition is Last at Current Gallery Space for Quint Contemporary Art

Laumeier Features Brandon Anschultz in 8th Kranzberg Exhibition Series

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Opens Rienzi for Sketching

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Transforms with Abstract Works

Sculpture Donated To Michener Art Museum In Honor Of New Hope Arts Center Founder

Annie Comic Ends, but the Redhead's Fate Uncertain

Shortlists for the President's Awards for Research 2010 Announced

June 12, 2010

German Artist and Capitalist Realism Movement Founder Sigmar Polke Dies at Age 69

Rubens, Guercino, Pencz and Van Dyck to Highlight Christie's Sale

Fossils Reveal that Maya People Knew about Prehistory

Collection of Radiant Masterpieces by Henri Matisse at Helly Nahmad Gallery

Sotheby's Amsterdam Presents Works by Cornelis Springer and Georg Baselitz

PAFA to Showcase Seminal Flag Painting by Celebrated Artist Jasper Johns

Prado and Meadows Museum Announce Three-Year Partnership

National Gallery of Canada Brings International Superstars of the Contemporary Art World to Ottawa

Van Gogh Museum Wins Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award for the Van Gogh Letters Project

Frick Announces Intention to Enclose Portico to Create Gallery for Sculpture and Decorative Arts

Recent Work by Photographer Alex Prager at Michael Hoppen Contemporary

Sotheby's Achieves Highest-Ever Total for a Sale of Asian Art in France

Irene Hofmann Named Phillip s Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe

Scotland's Answer to the Turner Prize Announces Shortlist

New Visions, New Londons: New Commissions for the Galleries of Modern London

Russian Art Sales "Solid", but Not Spectacular

First Solo Exhibition of Works by London-Based Artist, Djordje Ozbolt, at Hauser & Wirth

Charles L. Conlan II, Laurence Graff, and Edward J. Minskoff Join MOCA Board

The Smithsonian and Synchrotron Soleil Join to Analyze Antiquities, Cultural Heritage Materials

June 11, 2010

Matthew Barney's Series of Sixteen "Drawing Restraint" Performances on View at Schaulager

Christie's Set World Auction Record for Any Modern Indian Work of Art

Italy to Loan Roman Sculptures to the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Best School of London Post-War and Contemporary Art at Sotheby's

Rare Photo of Slave Children Found in North Carolina Attic

British Artist David Hockney Hails iPad as New Art Tool

First International June Newton Retrospective at Helmut Newton Foundation

Barbican Art Gallery Explores the Power and Mystery of the Surreal House

Collectors Could Strike Gold when Little-Known California Toy Collection is Sold

Kunsthaus Zürich Shows "Thomas Struth. Photographs 1978-2010"

First Class Array of South Asian Art at Sotheby's London

A Retrospective in the Alte Pinakothek on Arnulf Rainer's 80th Birthday

Large Gift of Master Prints to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Portland Museum of Art Receives Major Gift

Historic Akron Airship Lifeboat Donated to the National Air and Space Museum

Han Nefkens Donates Pipilotti Rist's Video-Installation Double Light to Fundació Joan Miró

Mexican Archaeologists will Return to Egypt

New Products by Internationally Acclaimed Designers and Brands at International Design Festival

Cleveland Institute of Art's David Deming Retires After 12 Years of Innovative and Thoughtful Leadership

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years

Related Stories



Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans presents "Junk Shot": New work by Skylar Fein

Portland-based Artist to Exhibit for Art For Arts' Sake Opening of the New Orleans Art Season

"I Speak As I Please" New Sculpture By David Buckingham

Artist Brian Borrello Creates New Print Series Using Actual BP Oil

Artist Brian Borrello Creates New Print Series Using Actual BP Oil

Kathleen Ariatti Banton's The River of Forget at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

Solo Exhibition by New York Artist Paul Villinski at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site