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Art Hospital has left the building

August 12, 2010

The rumors are true, Art Hospital has decided to call it quits.

The short version of the story is: the space had not been financial feasible for some time, and we could no longer afford the time and money it was costing us.

Thanks to everyone for their support over the years and please keep an eye out for the new gallery/workshop space which will soon rise from some of the ashes of Art Hospital.

The Collaboration Room – Stitch it Together

June 15, 2010

Attention Bloomington folks — if you don’t already know about The Collaboration Room (lives at 214 N. Rogers Street, near 6th and Rogers) you should really check it out. And there’s no time like the present … right now they’re hosting a how-to sewing series called Stitch It Together that has some really impressive and unique workshops the likes of which you don’t usually find … well, I was going to say “around here” but actually I have not seen some of these ideas anywhere. Conductive thread, hand bookbinding and making your own jeans — making your own jeans?! — are in the mix, as well as more informal free sewing sessions and mending/embroidery gatherings. They even have machines so you really have no excuse. If nothing else, you should stop by and say hello, they’re very nice people and the space is super impressive!

Carnivalesque!

June 8, 2010

We’ve received some GREAT submissions so far but we’re still looking for submissions to Carnivalesque! A Celebration of Carnival, Fairground and Circus-themed art.

The call is still the same but with one important difference: WE’RE REMOVING THE SUBMISSION FEE.

So please, keep the work coming! We will notify artists of acceptance by July 5 and would need to receive the work by July 12.

The original call :

Just in time for county fair and parking-lot-amusement-park season, ART HOSPITAL is looking for submissions of visual art for CARNIVALESQUE: A celebration of carnival, fairground and circus-themed art.

Open to all media, (including textiles, video, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, mixed media, performance, jewelry, glass, ceramics). Artists of all ages, levels of experience and personal/professional backgrounds are invited and encouraged to apply.

Please submit all work electronically to hospital.gallery [at] gmail.com, or mail us a CD with images at 300 dpi in jpg format. If you choose this method, please be sure to write your name and the titles of each piece on the CD! CDs will not be returned. Only original works will be accepted. Artists submitting by mail must provide SASE or email address for notification of acceptance. Deadline for submissions is July 1, with the opening reception taking place Friday, July 16.

Please submit images to hospital.gallery [at] gmail.com or mail to ART HOSPITAL, 102 E. Allen St., Bloomington, IN 47401. Please make checks out to ART HOSPITAL or submit electronic payment via PayPal using the email address: thirdpersonpossessive [AT ] yahoo.com.

Mobile Press was a success!

June 2, 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Love Factory Collective for helping our Mobile Press happen! On May 22, we parked outside the Bloomington Farmer’s Market with a tabletop letterpress and lots of free art to share. We ended up giving away lots of free block prints and met so many great people! Pretty soon we’ll have photos of the event to post, and it was such fun and such a success that we’re planning another stop later in the summer. Stay tuned — if you missed us, there’s another chance for you to check it out!

Also — don’t forget, we’re going to be bringing back Figure Drawing on June 12 from 12pm-3pm, $5 as usual for 3 hours of drawing with a live model. And last but not least — you still have time to submit your entries to the Carnivalesque art show!

call for artists!

May 14, 2010

Just in time for county fair and parking-lot-amusement-park season, ART HOSPITAL is looking for submissions of visual art for CARNIVALESQUE: A celebration of carnival, fairground and circus-themed art.

Open to all media, (including textiles, video, photography, painting, sculpture, installation, mixed media, performance, jewelry, glass, ceramics). Artists of all ages, levels of experience and personal/professional backgrounds are invited and encouraged to apply.

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10 for up to 3 pieces. Please submit all work electronically to hospital.gallery [at] gmail.com, or mail us a CD with images at 300 dpi in jpg format. If you choose this method, please be sure to write your name and the titles of each piece on the CD! CDs will not be returned. Only original works will be accepted. Artists submitting by mail must provide SASE or email address for notification of acceptance. Deadline for submissions is July 1, with the opening reception taking place Friday, July 16.

Please submit images to hospital.gallery [at] gmail.com or mail to ART HOSPITAL, 102 E. Allen St., Bloomington, IN 47401. Please make checks out to ART HOSPITAL or submit electronic payment via PayPal using the email address: thirdpersonpossessive [AT ] yahoo.com.

we’re still here!

May 7, 2010

Between planting flowers, cleaning up the place, working on our mobile press project and of course the trials of everyday life, we’ve been pretty busy at Art Hospital. We’re in the process of making our store bigger and better AND setting up workshop space!

On Saturday, May 8 we’re having our regular figure drawing session from 12-3. Just $5 gets you in the door to practice your drawing skills with friends and a live model. Please remember to bring your supplies!

Also, we’ve added some information on how to show your work at the Art Hospital in the sidebar to the right. We’d love to get some new artists in here, so please take a look and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

Tonight – New Things Are Forming

April 16, 2010

At the Art Hospital tonight, join us for the opening reception of Josh Highter’s exhibition “New Things Are Forming.”

Josh Highter is a recent graduate of the MFA painting program at IU. Since graduation, Josh spent some time traveling in Italy and Greece, most notably Thessaloniki where he witnessed the mass riots that took place in 2008. This experience has had a dramatic impact on his work.

Highter’s work uses collage and draws from his experience as a painter to produce stormy landscape images that are beautiful and unnerving at once.

For more information about Josh, check out his website.   As always, if you can’t make the opening, stop by during the week from 6-8 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to see the show!