Crosstown Arts ongoing series "Open Crit"
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Crosstown Arts ongoing series "Open Crit"

  • Crosstown Arts

I'm very excited to facilitate "Open Crit" tonight at Crosstown Arts.  Come join me and three local artists' Katie Diley, Lily Anderson, Judith Dierkes tonight to explore their work through constructive criticism.  

More info below cited here: http://crosstownarts.org/calendar/open-crit-16/:

Artist installation 5:30-6 p.m.

Discussion 6-8 p.m.

Facilitator: Nick Pena

Presenting artists: Katie Diley, Lily Anderson, Judith Dierkes

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice.

A dedicated facilitator with experience in a group critique setting will guide discussion for each critique event, which will include up to 4 artists’ work, with 15-25 minutes devoted to the work of each.

All visual artists and anyone interested in joining the discussion are welcome to participate regardless of their level of expertise, prior professional art experience or background/education in fine art. Participation is free and open to the public. Input during the critiques from everyone in attendance is welcomed and encouraged.

No formal preparation is necessary for participating artists, who will have an opportunity to introduce and contextualize their work on view at the beginning of each critique. Participating artists are only asked to be open to (and interested in) considering reactions to their work by the group, which will always be done in a supportive, constructive and casual environment, but could at the same time be challenging.

Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Artist led tour @ Dixon Gallery

I'm conducting an artist led tour for over 80 members for both the State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now exhibition and the Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective exhibition on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm.

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now

January 29 – March 26, 2017

Organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

Over the course of one year, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s curatorial team logged more than 100,000 miles, traversing the United States to visit nearly 1,000 artists. Traveling to communities large and small, the museum found artists whose work engages broad audiences, demonstrates a high level of skill, and sparks conversation about important issues of our times. This one-of-a-kind exhibition, drawing from nearly every region, offers an unusually diverse and nuanced look at contemporary American art. State of the Art brings together works in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, fiber, sculpture, video, ceramics, installation, and more. The exhibition examines how today’s artists are informed by the past, innovate with materials old and engage deeply with issues relevant to our community. 

Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective

Nick Pena, Infinite Loop -caught in a condition that can never be met,

36"x36"

Watercolor, Cyanotype, and Sintra

January 22 – April 9, 2017

Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

Sponsored by: Suzanne and Neely Mallory and Mary and Charles Wurtzburger

In keeping with the Mallory/Wurtzburger series’ emphasis on exhibiting the work of local and regional contemporary artists, what better way to highlight Memphis art during the run of State of the Art than through a celebration of the artists from past Mallory/Wurtzburger exhibitions? This retrospective of Mallory/Wurtzburger artists celebrates the exhibition series with new works from some of the artists that have participated from 2008-2015, such as Kate Bradley, Jim Buchman, Joyce Gingold, Martha Kelly, Pixy Liao, Carl Moore, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Kong Wee Pang, Nick Peña, Brian Russell, and more.

Feb
22
5:00 pm17:00

Visiting Artist Lecture at Ole Miss

This Wednesday (Feb. 22nd) at the University of Mississippi Art Dept. I'll be presenting as a VVAP (Virtual Visiting Artist Program). The presentation will start at 5:00pm in Meek 120.
 

 
Art after Dark: Meet the Artists @ Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

Art after Dark: Meet the Artists @ Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective

  • Dixon Gallery and Gardens

INFINITE LOOP|ˈinfənit| |lo͞op|  1 caught in a condition that can never be met.

January 22 – April 9, 2017

Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries

Sponsored by: Suzanne and Neely Mallory and Mary and Charles Wurtzburger

In keeping with the Mallory/Wurtzburger series’ emphasis on exhibiting the work of local and regional contemporary artists, what better way to highlight Memphis art during the run of State of the Art than through a celebration of the artists from past Mallory/Wurtzburger exhibitions? This retrospective of Mallory/Wurtzburger artists celebrates the exhibition series with new works from some of the artists that have participated from 2008-2015, such as Kate Bradley, Jim Buchman, Joyce Gingold, Martha Kelly, Pixy Liao, Carl Moore, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Kong Wee Pang, Nick Peña, Brian Russell, and more.

Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Hustle: Fine Tuning your Studio Practice, on Tuesday, April 12 from 6-8:00 at Crosstown Arts

I have the pleasure of participating as a panelist for an upcoming event entitled Hustle: Fine Tuning your Studio Practice, on Tuesday, April 12 from 6-8:00 at Crosstown Arts located: 438 N. Cleveland St. Memphis, TN 38104

Info:

Your studio practice is the front line of your art career. Making your work needs to be the highest item on your priority list, but how do you get it there and keep it there with all of the other pressures and obligations in your life? Learn some secrets to success for skyrocketing your career while keeping your lifestyle in balance.

Session hosted by Terry Lynn, Susan Maakestad, Lawrence Matthews & Nick Pena

Complimentary food and drinks

Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts. The series will provide visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics will range from positive studio practices to pricing work and navigating gallery representation. Questions? Contact Mary Jo Karimnia at maryjo@crosstownarts.org

Oct
5
Oct 9

LAST WEEK TO VIEW "CROSSCUT" AT THE ROSS GALLERY ON CBU CAMPUS

The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces an exhibition of new paintings by NickPeña entitled “Crosscut” August 21 through October 8, 2015.

The Gallery is open an available for viewing Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m

 

Ross Gallery at CBU

650 East Parkway S. 
Memphis, TN 38104 

Email: library@cbu.edu
Phone: (901) 321-3432