Notes from the February ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting

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Naoki Honjo’s exhibition “Tokyo” at Canon Gallery runs through March 28, 2016

Five artists gathered for the monthly ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting this past weekend.

Remember, you can use the ABC Google Calendar with links to art events happening in and around Tokyo.  You can find the link here.

Here is a recap of topics that were covered in Saturday’s meeting.

Upcoming events.

Reminder:  If you have an event you want to share with the ABC community, please send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com with the pertinent information and we will share on our blog and Facebook page

February 24, 8:20 pm – PechaKucha (www.pechakucha.org) at Superdeluxe

February 20 – 26 – Feminist Fan in Japan and Friends at Youkobo Art Space (http://www.youkobo.co.jp/en/exhibition_events/2016/01/feminist-fan-in-japan-and-friends.html)

February 27 – 5:00 pm – “How Has Japan Engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?” Symposium at the National Art Center (http://www.mori.art.museum/eng/sea/index.html)

February 23 – 28 – Michelle Zacharias is participating in the Narrative Abstract Art group exhibition (https://www.facebook.com/events/1546511489010570/) at the Artcomplex Center of Tokyo.  Michelle will be at the exhibition everyday during the course of the exhibition.  There will also be a reception party on Saturday, February 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

March 12 – 13 – Art in Park Hotel Tokyo 2016 (http://www.aipht.artosaka.jp/en/)  ABC will organize an event to attend this art fair on one of the two days.  A Doodle poll will be sent out with the next e-mail about the March ABC Studio Work Discussion Meeting.

Upcoming deadlines.

Spiral Independent Creators Festival 17 – application deadline – February 25 (http://www.sicf.jp/)

apexart Franchise Program exhibition proposal call – application deadline – February 29 (http://apexart.org/franchise.php)

ISE Cultural Foundation Spring 2016 Exhibition Grant Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://www.iseny.org/ise-ny-grant-program-guidelines-application/)

Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (AIAV) Fellowship Program – application deadline – March 31 (http://aiav.jp/english/artist-in-residence/aiav-fellowship)

Itomura Onsen Daikokuya Annual Exhibition – the call for exhibition closed earlier this year.  The exhibition opens from March 1 – March 30 (http://www.itamuro-daikokuya.com/art/feature/)

Shiseido Art Egg call for exhibition proposals – the call for this exhibition award program is between June 1 – 15 each year (https://www.shiseidogroup.jp/gallery/artegg/about/)

Other topics discussed.

With artists participating in ABC Studio Work Discussion exploring a wide range of medias, there is considerable interest in learning new techniques and skills from each other.  If you are interested in organizing a workshop to share your skills in printmaking, painting, digital photography, book arts, etc. with other artists and in turn learn new skills or if there is a technique that you have always been interested in learning and want to do it with other equally curious artists, let us know and we can figure out how to make that happen!

MI (Mokuhanga Innovation)-Lab Artist in Residence Program (http://endeavor.or.jp/mi-lab/)

A link to April Vollmer’s Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, A Modern Guide to an Ancient Art page on amazon.jp

3331 Arts Chiyoda (www.3331.jp)

XYZ Collective (http://xyzcollective.org/) in Setagaya

Life Drawing Opportunities

– Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Tokyo (usually the third Wednesday evening of each month) (https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Sketchy.Tokyo)

– Open Life Drawing Thursday (usually each Thursday evening) at Atelier Ebisu d’Art (http://ebisart.com/#)

– Life Drawing Tokyo Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/lifedrawingtokyo/)

The next Studio Work discussion meeting will be mid to late March, so look out for an e-mail in the next several weeks. If you are in the Tokyo area, interested in joining, but not on our mailing list, send an e-mail to artbytecritique@gmail.com and we will send you the information.

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