Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Member News: Debbie McCarthy

Lost and Found by Debbie McCarthy

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to inform you of my participation in the following exhibit:

Wish You Were Here 8
June 25th through July 18th.
Opening Reception June 25th, 6-9 pm.
A.I. R. Gallery, 111 Front Street • #228 • Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hope you can make it!

Best Wishes,
Debbie McCarthy

NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 2008 — A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce WISH YOU WERE HERE
8, June 23 – July 18, 2009. This benefit exhibition celebrates the conclusion of our first season in
our new location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. The proceeds from the exhibit of
postcard-sized works will benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented
Artists and other public programs and exhibitions in the upcoming season.

WISH YOU WERE HERE 8 includes original works by more than 300 artists. The 4” x 6” artworks
are created and donated by A.I.R. Gallery Artists and hundreds of other national and international
artists. These cards range widely in style and media and encompass a broad spectrum of themes.
Each card is signed and dated, often with a message from the artist to the collector. All art works
are priced at $40 each.

Wish You Were Here 8 will also highlight two important works by Mary Beth Edelson, which will be
raffled. Raffle tickets are $10 each and are available through our website.

Mary Beth Edelson, Some Living American Women Artists
1972, signed poster (Goody Two Shoe Edition) Edition of 10

Mary Beth Edelson, Death of the Patriarchy (A.I.R.)
1976, signed poster, (Lips edition) Edition of 20

visit to purchase raffle tickets

Raffle tickets can be purchased on the website or at the gallery. The raffle winners will be announced
at the closing of the exhibition on July 18, 2009 at 6pm. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

A.I.R. Gallery was founded in 1972 as the first
artist–run, not–for–profit gallery for women artists
in the United States. A.I.R. Gallery would like to
thank all the other artists who made this exhibition
possible through their generous donations.

A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228
in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery
hours: Wed. – Sun., 11am to 6pm. For directions
please visit For more
information please contact Gallery Director, Kat
Griefen or

Wish You Were Here 8
June 23 – July 18, 2009
Postcard Show Preview: Wed., June 23, 6pm - 8pm
Opening Reception: Thurs., June 24, 6pm – 8pm
DUMBO Gallery Walk: Thurs., July 9th 6pm and 8pm

Apply here online

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to offer a new opportunity: OPEN A.I.R. 2009. We invite all women artists, curators and other art professionals to submit curatorial proposals for a one-month exhibit to be held at A.I.R. Gallery in Gallery II and/or III during the 2009-2010 season.

DEADLINE: Proposals must be postmarked or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6pm. Proposals submitted online must be received by 11pm on July 1, 2009.

Art critic Carey Lovelace wrote in Art in America in 2007: “Since 1972, the trailblazing A.I.R. Gallery in New York, the world’s first women’s art gallery, has provided quiet support for those operating outside the art world’s market-obsessed precincts.” In October 2008, A.I.R. opened a new, expanded space at 111 Front Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Each year, A.I.R. holds more than twenty month-long solo exhibitions and at least four month-long curated group exhibits in its three gallery spaces. In addition, the gallery hosts a range of public programs and workshops. Artists working in a variety of media, at various points in their professional development make up our New York Artists, National Members and Fellowship Artists. OPEN A.I.R. will continue the gallery’s mission – to exhibit work of quality and diversity by women and to provide leadership and community to women artists and art professionals.

GUIDELINES & ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must include at least 50% women artists. All women worldwide, regardless of age, curatorial experience, or place of residence are encouraged to apply. Artists may choose to include their own work in the exhibition. Work in all media and materials may be submitted. Exhibitions must include two or more artists. Artists are encouraged to include one or more A.I.R. Artists in their exhibition (see Artists section) Gallery floor plans are available HERE

Fill out contact information.
Submit an exhibition proposal of 750 words or less.
Submit five (5) images of work by artists to be included in the exhibit. More than one image may be included for an artist, but the total number of images in the application package may not exceed five.
Submit your bio or resume.
Enclose SASE if you would like your materials returned (not for online application).
Enclose $30 Application Processing Fee.
COMMITMENT & BENEFITS: A.I.R. will publicize the exhibit and produce an announcement card or pamphlet. The curator is responsible for writing a press release with the assistance of the gallery director, being present during the installation and de-installation of the exhibit and for giving a talk during the show. A.I.R. does not provide travel costs for artists or curators, but, depending on the availability of funds, the curator may receive up to $500.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION PROCESS: A.I.R. Gallery’s New York Artists and the Gallery Director will select the exhibition proposal to be realized in the gallery. Proposals will be judged primarily on the quality of the work submitted and the written curatorial proposal. A second finalist’s proposal will be realized in virtual form on A.I.R.’s website during the 2009-2010 season. Artists and curators will be notified of the selected exhibition(s) by email before August 1, 2009.


DIGITAL: Submit digital images online or on CD. Jpg files only. File names should be your telephone number followed by the image number (i.e. 2122556651-1.jpg, 2122556651-2.jpg). Images should not exceed 1000 pixels x 1000 pixels or 300k in memory. All images should be oriented correctly.

VIDEO: Submit 3 minutes or less on DVD that is playable on a computer and on a DVD player. A.I.R.’s website does not accept video uploads. DVDs must be mailed or hand delivered to the gallery on or before July 1, 2009 at 6pm.
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