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What's Up With 20x200 Artists? Books, Awards, and More!

The 20x200 artist roster never slows down—even in the dead of summer—so today, collectors, we have exhibitions, accomplishments, and publications galore to spark your curiosity.

No Fun Sleeping Under a Picture Like This + Pink Elephants by William Wegman

We’re looking forward to William Wegman's second children’s book, Flo & Wendell Explore. This adorable camping adventure features original paintings and photographs of his two favorite pups, and will be released in September. In the meantime, Fay on the Dock or Batty and Crooky in Vacationland can be your faithful summer companions.


Nervous Systems 28 by Ann Tarantino

Ann Tarantino has a stunning skylight installation, Full Bloom, on view at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden through September 21. See her inspiring works transform the skylights, windows, and walls of the gallery at one of our favorite New York City destinations. Transform your own walls with Nervous Systems 28Flying Colors, or any of Ann's 20x200 editions.

Sunset, Amundsen Sea, Southern Ocean, Antarctica by Stuart Klipper

Adventurous photographer Stuart Klipper has been sending us dispatches from his frequent trips to Sweden. Stuart is continuing his work on a commission for ARTIPELAG, a new museum in Värmdö, an island about half an hour east of Stockholm. Be on the lookout for exciting new works by Stuart!

Sunday Date by Hiro Kurata

A few special shout-outs to all of our book-publishing artists: Congratulations, you guys! Hiro Kurata just released Lineage, a beautiful publication featuring Hiro's work and day-to-day life. Lisa Congdon's Highly Anticipated new book Art Inc. will be released on August 12th. RSVP online for the book release event, and you can collect Lisa's advice and insights for your own art career. Mark Marchesi just self-published a small softcover edition of photographs taken around Portland, Maine, entitled Greater Portland Volume 1. Tod Seelie has been on tour all summer long to promote his recent photo book, BRIGHT NIGHTS" Photographs of Another New York. His next tour date? August 26 at Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles. And finally, Todd R. Forsgren is now heading off to work on a book of photographs about birds and teach undergraduates at Semester at Sea, a shipboard study-abroad program. Whew!

Then, in no particular order, we’ve included highlights from the goings-on of all our artists. It’s summer—meaning it’s the prime season for residencies—so it should come as no surprise that so many of our artists are traveling to all reaches of the globe.  

  • Our artists have been busy on the West Coast, too. Be on the lookout for upcoming exhibitions from Aili Schmeltz, who will participate in DraftPunk, a group exhibition opening this September at Autonomie in Los Angeles. Helena Wurzel will be showing in September, too, at Gallery Bergelli in Larkspur, California. We just released a brand-new edition by her this week, Poolside.

  • More from Aili Schmeltz: She will be in a group exhibition at Centro Cultural Atarazanas in Mexico City (running through August 25, 2014) and has another group exhibition opening in August at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California.

  • Michelle Arcila has been selected for the Still Life exhibition (opening September 5, 2014) at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. Also to note: Michelle collaborated with Norwegian musician Eivind Opsvik to complete a project titled "A Thousand Ancestors,” a record/book that will be released in the fall.

  • Laura Newman was awarded a residency at the American Academy in Rome.

  • Philip Cheung will be showing in Ontario this August in the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition at the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

  • Mike + Doug Starn’s most recent iteration of Big Bambú—we have several editions in stock—Big Bambú: 5,000 Arms To Hold You opened at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on June 8, 2014 and will be on view through October 1, 2014.

  • Gary Petersen has a solo show in Philadelphia at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, "zip line tow rope." Head out to the opening reception on August 1, 2014. Back in New York, he’ll be in a group exhibition at Brian Morris Gallery this September.

  • Juliane Eirich is currently participating in invitational artist residency in Dale, Norway at the Nordic Artist Center; she’ll be there creating new work through the end of August.

  • Emilie Clark has had several works acquired by museums: The Nevada Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee.

  • Jeremy Kohm just finished a short, tech-inspired documentary for InteraXon about one woman's experience with the Muse, a brain-sensing headband technology. Cool!

  • Ricky Allman had a piece featured in the July issue of Harper’s magazine.

  • If you happen to be enjoying the summer in Great Britain: Ross Racine currently has work in the International Print Biennale at Hatton Gallery Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, and will be on view through August 8th.

  • Cheers to Carol Padberg! This year, the Greater Hartford Arts Council named Carol Padberg Featured Artist of the Year.

  • Another round of cheers to Kathranne Knight. She was recently named an Artist Fellow for the state of Iowa by the Iowa Arts Council.

  • Mike Sinclair is going to start teaching photography at the University of Kansas in the fall.

  • Roger Ballen has several solo exhibitions upcoming and currently on view: Shadow Land: Photographs (1982-2013) at Atlas Sztuki in Lodz, Poland (through 8/31); Traveller of the psyche at Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland (through 8/31); and Asylum of the Birds (through 8/27) at CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg.

  • If you’re in the Midwest: Lisa Congdon has a piece in Patti Smith: This is Your Golden Age: Life is an Adventure of Our Own Design, a group show at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, OH up through the end of July.

  • More books and more Lisa Congdon! On August 12th, Lisa Congdon’s new book comes out. Art Inc, Creative Live will be hosting an online book release event from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. PST. In order get access to watch online, you’ll need to RSVP here.

  • The Library of Congress and the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library have purchased prints and photographs by Marion Belanger. Radius Books will release a book of her photographs in Fall 2015. This summer, she’s featured in the exhibition Encuentros Abiertos, held  in Buenos Aires.

  • Amy Jean Porter has work in I Can't Spell Group Without a You—a group show about group shows (How meta!) at Lovey Town in Madison, WI. It runs through August 15, 2014.

  • Taj Forer has been busy exhibiting his work with galeria SENDA and Flanders Gallery, as well as pursuing a new series of photographs called Phoebus that explores planned obsolescence in consumer product manufacturing. Additionally, he’s been putting loads of love, time and energy into launching, a visual storytelling platform that comes with a free iPad app.

With Art for Everyone,
Jen + Team 20x200

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