Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Call of the Times - Student Showcase at the de Young - 4.22.11

New Generations: Student Showcase

Call for student artwork to be featured at the
de Young Museum on April 22, 2011

TITLE: Where to? The Call of the Times

DESCRIPTION: Our communities are responding in different ways to the social issues of our times such as the recession, human rights or climate change. The challenges ahead are dynamic and often troubling, yet, we will continue to find solutions through activism and art.

Where are we now and where are we going?

What do you see as the urgent social issues? What do these mean to you? How does your work reflect what is happening?

Public Programs at the de Young Museum invites you to submit a proposal of visual art, film, music, or performance art, for “Friday Nights at the de Young” on Friday, April 22, 2011. Members of the de Young Museum’s New Generations Student and Faculty Advisory Committee will jury the proposals.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, March 14, 2011
JUST ANNOUNCED - CASH PRIZES -1st ($300) 2nd ($175) 3rd ($75) !

Please send the following required information to the address or email listed below:
- Full name, university/continuing education program
- A one-paragraph description of your piece, film, or performance
- Drawings, collages, or other visual references and support material
Please read the attached materials list that outlines museum restrictions and limitations on mediums of art.

ATTENTION: Public Programs at the de Young Museum
Re: Student Showcase Proposal
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Or by e-mail:

Required Mandatory Orientation: All artists/performers who are notified of inclusion in the exhibit are required to attend an orientation in order to participate in the Showcase.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

dyInterpretations iPhone App - Available 2.11.11 (9am-9pm PST) on iTunes

dYInterpretations: A Journey through the de Young with Filmmaker-in-Residence Lise Swenson

The iPhone app dYinterpretations is a journey through our museum space, its collection, and its history as seen through the perspectives of various artists who have been invited to enter and interpret the site. Lise Swenson, the de Young’s filmmaker-in-residence, uses her camera and her understanding of and relationship to the museum to guide the visitor on an inquiry that is lyrical, content-rich, and multilayered.

The App will be available free in the iTunes App Store on February 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST). After this preview, the App will be available for $2.99 on March 1st.

*We really encourage everyone to download the app before coming to the museum. Time for download varies depending on WiFi network.*

This is by far the largest and longest project that I have been lucky enough to be a part of it's entirety. I am extremely proud of Lise Swenson for her perseverance, Spotlight Mobile,Inc. for their brilliant software development, and the leaders of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Education/Public Programs department that had the vision to put artist's process at the forefront of our museums.

I would love any kind of feedback in your experience of the app. It could either be enjoyed at the museum and for those across the world, this will give you a beautiful experience of the museum that you may never be able to visit in person.