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Susie J. Lee: Entrepreneur in residence at the New Museum's NEW INC program

Siren is proud to announce that we have been selected as an entrepreneur in residence at the New Museum's NEW INC program in New York City for the 2016-2017 season! The first museum-led incubator, NEW INC is a shared workspace and creative development program designed to promote sustainable projects that generate cultural as well as economic value. An extension of the New Museum's mission of "New art, New ideas," NEW INC participants are a visionary group of creative practitioners who embrace risk, investigate the undefined, and engage with urgent issues and ideas at the intersection of art, technology, and the new economy. Now in its third year, NEW INC annually selects a cohort of 40 participants from around the world as artists in residence, entrepreneurs in residence, and researchers in residence. Siren will be participating as one of eight entrepreneurs in residence, and we are the only group from Seattle. What does this mean for Siren? For now, it means that we'll be going bicoastal; maintaining our home base in Seattle while honing our product and reaching out to new networks and communities through living and working in New York City. East Coast members, please stay tuned for a New York Launch Party announcement! http://www.siren.mobi/blog/siren-selected-for-new-museums-new-inc-incubator-program

Storm Tharp: Disjecta Dialogues: Storm Tharp and Jon Raymond in Conversation

For those who were not able to get to the conversation it was recorded by PCM and DISJECTA. Email us for a link. Sunday, August 14th, 11am-12pm, The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel, 1022 SW Stark Street, Portland, Oregon

Jeffry Mitchell: Selected by Seattle Art Fair Artistic Director Laura Fried

Curator Laura Fried is the Artistic Director of the Seattle Art. Ms. Fried selected several artist to create special projects for the fair. For over twenty-five years Seattle-based Jeffry Mitchell has produced idiosyncratic drawings, prints and sculptures. His work weaves together high and low references that span religion, sex, nature, folk, craft, and decorative arts traditions. At the fair, Mitchell presents a selection of new outsized ceramic sculptures, screens, and large-scale drawings, each imbued with his characteristic urgency, curiosity and experimentation. With a specific visual language often comprising alphabet primers, flowers, elephants, bears, and other flora and fauna, Mitchell responds to specific aspects of the history of art, craft, and visual culture, while blurring the distinction between each and exploring the possibilities within the decorative and the theatrical. Image credit: Jeffry Mitchell, Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell [installation view]. 2012-2013. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. R.J. Sánchez. Courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland.

Seattle Art Fair 2016: PDX is pleased to be among the galleries selected to exhibit Booth C23

PDX will present a major multi-panel work by painter James Lavadour Fair Location CenturyLink Field Event Center 800 Occidental Ave S Seattle, WA Booth #C23 Fair Hours Thursday, Aug 4 Benefit Preview 5:30-8:30pm . Must purchase ticket Opening night Preview 8:30-11:00pm Public Fair Hours Friday, August 5 from 11:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, August 6 from 11:00am - 7:00pm Sunday, August 7 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Storm Tharp: Portland 2016 - A Biennial of Comtemporary Art Curated by Michelle Grabner.

Portland 2016 - A Biennial of Comtemporary Art Curated by Michelle Grabner. Storm Tharp's paintings as well as David Eckard, Mike Bray, Brenna Murphy and Giles Lyon SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART 1250 Siskiyou Blvd Ashland, Oregon 97520

Marie Watt : "Edson's Flag" On View at The Renwick Gallery

New installation of the permanent collection at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Arnold J. Kemp: On view at The Drawing Center

Drawing is a central part of my process and often the end result. I also produce print, sculpture, text and performance. My work takes advantage of an impure aesthetic, incorporating high and low culture, while foregrounding practices that probe collective fictions of person and personality. In this I am concerned with representations of blacks, blackness, or (the color) black within a stealthy fugitive movement that breaks normalizing enclosures.

Jeffry Mitchell: "Gold Pickle Jar" On View at The Renwick Gallery

Gold Pickle Jar 2007 Jeffry Mitchell, earthenware and glaze 15 1/4 × 14 × 13 in. (38.7 × 35.6 × 33.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art 2015.39 Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 207

Jeffry Mitchell: Basket with a Skeleton glazed earthenware on view at Berkeley Museum

BAMPFA's collection will be on view in the exhibition This Just In: Recent Acquisitions, from July 6 to September 11, 2016. The work was selected by the exhibition curator, BAMPFA Director Lawrence Rinder.

Arnold J. Kemp: SAIC Dean of Graduate Studies

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Arnold J. Kemp as the School’s dean of graduate studies. Concurrent with this appointment, Kemp joins the faculty of the Department of Painting and Drawing as a professor. Kemp comes to SAIC from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking. Arnold J. Kemp has been making and exhibiting critically engaging art for 25 years while concurrently writing and publishing critical and creative texts. Since 2009, he has served as a mentor for graduate students in a full-time academic administration role at Pacific Northwest College of Art and VCU. While at VCU, Kemp introduced a rigorously diverse visiting artist lecture series, established a new curriculum and brought a global perspective to courses in professional practices for graduate students. Prior to that, he was the chair of the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies Program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He also worked as one of the founding curators of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. “We’re thrilled to have Arnold join us as our dean of graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,” said Lisa Wainwright, SAIC’s dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs. “The many roles he has played as an artist, curator, writer and lecturer are symbiotic with his personal research, art work and passion for preparing interdisciplinary artists for a lifetime of creative practice. Having the mindset of the artist and scholar within the School’s leadership is key to what makes SAIC, and its graduate programs in particular, so influential.”