Some things to consider: Walk. Run. Crawl. Cricket Toes is a new local site with a bit of this and a bit of that, fun and interesting, and so far, devoid of mouthy rants. Go to www.emergeartzine.com, a new quarterly (next issue is January 09) mag showcasing artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. Hopefully, it won’t be a publication disguised as an advertising vehicle. What’s needed is a clear and concise look at the featured artists which seem to be “emerging.” December 1 is the deadline for artists submissions for the January issue, and well, the hook is they’re charging $12 for 3 –10 submissions. I haven’t seen their October 08 debut issue, but it’s said to be in galleries here and there. Rotating “guest jurors” will decide who makes the cut. Ms. Ketarkus, owner and director of Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison will select for January. The mag is being navigated somewhere in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin.
There’s been a strange lack of coverage for the Nohl Fellowship exhibit at inova/Kenilworth, and the usual whine about the decline of female contenders for the title of “established,” and/or “emerging.” All in all, it was a decent show, but wouldn’t have been without the addition of the Black Box section for viewing film & video. Is the tail wagging the dog? The newest batch of Fellowship winners are heavy into those disciplines.