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"IF" begins on Sept. 11th 2002 @ Spa (76 13th St, NYC) 10pm-12-am.  During the day most of us will be filled with silence or suberged in ritual. Come night fall we should all afirm our life and celebrate through art and unity.  All the artists involved will be working from intuition creating on the spot for all of us. Live Photo shoot by: Kenan Akbas "prothetic nude", Live Painting by: Elf (Carlucci) , Sabe, Craig Klein, Maya Hayuk, Mike Houston, Dan Lang, Live Music by: Akida & JoLynn (Ghetto Glitch).  Sponsored by: Big Genius, Mugshot Magazine, Spa, Pleasure Chest


The Flags Project: 5/30 - 7/24/02 at the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center in New York City, on Grand St & Montgomery St.  50 artists, from Peekskill, NY, to Australia responded to a mail art call that read  "Artists who are not waving any flags; make your own flag, a flag that is not a cry for war".

6 months: a memorial: The Photographic Resource Center, 602 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. 3/11-4/28/02, Tues-Sat:12-5 pm.  (617) 353-0700

* True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit: Meridian International Center, Washington, DC. An artistic response to the tragedy of 9/11. Inspired by artists themselves and seen as a meaningful way to put the events into perspective, both for an international audience and for ourselves as Americans, this exhibition is a meditation on some of the qualities that made our nation able to respond to and recover from 9/11. Exhibition tour schedule:
2/20 - 4/14/02 - Meridian International Center, Washington, DC
Early Summer - September, 2002 - Museum of the City of New York, NY
10/02 - 1/03 - Atlanta, GA (venue to be announced)
An international tour of True Colors will follow these dates. For information on hosting this show email



Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY, 914-738-2525. 5/10 - 6/22/02 An exhibition of art that responds to 9/11 and the events that have followed.

Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art,11 West 53 St, NY 212.708.9400, 2/28–5/21/02: This is an experimental exhibition composed of three distinct but interrelated parts. The first presents more than 150 pictures from the Museum's collection exploring the richness, diversity, and power of the tradition of photography in New York,  The second element is a changing display of photographs contributed (one per person) by New Yorkers and visitors that express their relationships to the city.  Completing the exhibition are monitors displaying a continuous stream of the thousands of photographs of the events of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath that have been collected by the remarkable project, Here Is New York

Missing: organized and funded by Mesoamerica, a human rights group: An exhibition of the "Missing" fliers distributed by the loved ones of those who perished in the World Trade Center attack in New York.

REACTIONS: Exit Art is pleased to announce that the exhibition, Reactions, will become part of the permanent collection of The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  The donation will be known as the Exit Art Reactions Collection.  Selections from Reactions will be shown in The Library of Congress’ upcoming Grceat Hall exhibition, Witness and Response: September 11th Acquisitions at The Library of Congress.  The exhibition, which includes a selection of material collected from across the country since last September, will be on view September 7th - October 26th in Washington, D.C.  The Library, as an official repository of American history, felt a responsibility to preserve and share this important material. Original exhibition: Exit Art (548 Broadway, Soho, NYC) 1/26 - 3/30/02.

The Art for America (AFA) Benefit is a project designed to solicit art to be shown and sold for the benefit of the survivors of the 9/11 Attack on America: virtual exhibition

WTC - LIVING IN THE SHADOWS A 25 YEAR COLLECTIVE RETROSPECTIVE: 1/26 - 3/2, The Bronx River Art Center and Gallery (BRAC)  . Concurrently in Gallery 2, BRAC will be showing 911 Show Artists respond

Charting Ground Zero: Before and After: 2/1 - 2/28/02, Woodward Gallery (476 Broome Street, 5th Fl. Soho, NYC, (212) 966-3411

Lizbeth Mitty: New York Nights:
Skylines and Roadways Including the WTC and Ground Zero; paintings at Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art / Pelavin Editions: 13 Jay Street, NYC,  (212)925-9424: 1/10-3/2/02

World Views Exhibition: The New Museum of Contemporary Art: 12/1/011 - 1/13/02, 583 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Sts, SoHo, NYC). Works by the World Views artists. The World Views program, operated by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is a five-month residency program that provided artists from around the world with free access to over 10,000 square feet of studio space in the World Trade Center.

Always in Our Hearts-Gallery Artists Respond to September 11th: 11/29/01-1/26/02, Woodward Gallery (476 Broome Street, 5th Fl. Soho, NYC, (212) 966-3411)

ARTS ON THE HIGH WIRE: Friday, 1/11/02, 8:00 PM Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center, 311 W. 34th St. NYC.

Reaction: Nov. 2 - 17, 2001 In the windows of 60 Orchard Street, NYC, Sponsered by NURTUREart.

Calls For Artists: Exhibitions are available to view on-line

Mnemonic, a 9/11 memorial digital exhibition to take place simultaneously at and at the Atrium Gallery at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY (located 2 blks from MoMA Qns.) The deadline for entry is September 4th. All works submitted for the website will be accepted while a group of works will be selected from submissions, printed on 11 x 17" paper, and exhibited in the gallery space. The exhibition will run from 9/11 - 11/11/02, and will possibly be extended into the future. For further information and prospectus:


Rebuidling Hope: The School of Visual Arts' Art Therapy Department.  From celebrities and popular artists to school children and firefighters, New Yorkers are expressing their feelings about 9/11 through art, allowing them to come together and heal as a community.  Participants in Rebuilding Hope each receive a wooden building block to paint, decorate, or design as a work of art., each block  then becomes part of a sculpture or series of sculptures centrally located in the city. Among the celebrities and artists who've participated in the project are Polly Apfelbaum, Ivan Chermayeff, Nancy Chunn, Walter Cronkite, Todd Oldham, Chita Rivera, Donald Trump and William Wegman.  For more information, contact the Art Therapy Department at (212)592-2610.

Art on the Net 2002: "9.11".   Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo (MCMOGATK) 8th annual "Art on the Net 2002" theme is "9.11."  Open to any entries that are experimental, that have power to turn around the conventional concepts of art. Acceptance of the entries, jurying, and exibition are all done on the Internet. The deadline for the entry is September 20, 2002. For further information and application procedure, please visit our website

911 BEFORE, AFTER, AND IN BETWEEN, The INFO/TECH/WAR/PEACE PROJECT, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI
Deadline: August 1, 2002 for a student short film competition being held in conjunction with 911+1, an art exhibition and colloquium scheduled for September 2002. The theme of the competition is "911 Before, After, and In Between."  The three winning entries will receive cash prizes and will be screened.

"Color the World in Peace" art exhibitions. Project Palette is in the process of curating a traveling art exhibition that will depict world peace. We are also planning on creating a documentary that will record these exhibitions and the good will that evolves from the process. For further information on Project Palette and "Color the World in Peace" Exhibition please contact Julie Verschoyle or call Project Palette at (210) 824-8469.

Contact: Charles Giuliano:617 569-0605,

Open Call for Participation in Special 9/11 Exhibition and Event The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116-3904, 617 573-8785
A special exhibition and related events marking the passage of one year from the tragic terrorist attacks on America. Beginning on August 16, artists, students, faculty and the general public are invited to bring small works, poems, flowers, and memorabilia to the school to be displayed as space permits. Work and objects will be accepted through the run of the show until we run out of walls.  The concept is to create an ongoing monument much in the spirit of those spontaneous memorials that were created in and around Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan in the days and weeks that followed the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers. On 9/11/02, 12-3pm the gallery will provide a setting for readings of poetry and prose, as well as, a call for students and faculty to share their thoughts and feelings.  That evening there will be an opening reception for the public to come and share in this unique experience where there will also be readings and other invitations to share insights. The curators of the exhibition and organizers of the speaking programs reserve the right to exclude and prohibit offensive images and statements. Artists are asked to hand deliver their work or to send small objects with return packing and postage. Following the exhibition there will be several days for lenders to remove their materials. Anything left after that period will be property of the gallery and handled accordingly.

The Jeane Pearce Walker Tenth Annual Prize for the Arts and Juried Exhibition presented by the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, Oneonta, NY, 6/14-7/12/02. A total of $2,500 in prize money will be awarded, at the discretion of the juror, for artistic excellence.  Work that is juried into the exhibition will hang in the Wilber Mansion's Gallery: 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta  NY  13820,607-432-2070   

Awards: Best of Show - $1,000, Second Prize - $600, Third Prize - $400. Individual prizes of $100 each will be awarded, at the juror's discretion, for Best of Media in each of the following categories: Crafts, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media/Computer Art, and Sculpture.

Theme: This year we ask artists to reflect upon, and respond creatively to, the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001.

Juror: Robert C. Vose III

Eligibility: Artists and craftspeople 18 years of age and older who are residents of New York State living within a 100 mile radius of Oneonta are invited to submit work in 2-D and 3-D media. Each artist may submit a maximum of two entries no larger than 36"x 36". Work must be created in the past 3 years. 2-D entries must be appropriately mounted and ready for hanging.

Entry Fee and Sales: A non-refundable entry fee of $10 for the first entry and $5 for the second entry will be charged. If work is for sale, a 30% gallery commission will be added to the selling price indicated by the artist.

September 11 Quilts is a memorial project modeled after the AIDS Memorial Quilt and organized by Drunell Levinson, to help people all over the world with a way to mourn the losses of September 11, 2001 tragedies.  September 11 Quilts is a Fiscal Sponsorship of  LMCC (click on exhibitions for prospectus)

A TRIBUTE TO NEW YORK: 9/8-10/6/02.  Perkins Center for the Arts, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown, NJ 08057 (856) 235-6488 We invite artists working in painting, works on paper (including photography), sculpture and poetry to submit slides or text of work - completed either prior or subsequent to September 11th - that reveals an aspect of the character, personality and essential spirit of the people and places that make up New York.  Deadline 4PM 5/15.

Call For Submissions: Artwork created in response to Sept 11, book of historical documentation and analysis of the artistic response to this event . Images of fine art created in response to 9/11 are being collected from artists nationwide for  inclusion in a book which will offer historical documentation and analysis of the artistic response to this event. Accepting submissions in slides or digital format. Please include a statement about your work. If sending slides please include a SASE.  Deadline 4/1/02.

ARTIST CALL:  The Arts Paper, a cultural journal in Boulder CO, is seeking visual, performing art and writing related to the ongoing "War Against Terrorism."  All artist's sites will be linked. By 6/02, will have video and audio clip capacity (webmaster Tenah Johnson at for info).  Send submissions to The Arts Paper/Protest! (.doc or .rtf files for written work; .jpeg files for visual art ) or snail mail to The Arts Paper, 1838 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 80302. Include a short bio and snail-mail address for the artist. Deadline: When the war is over.

American Institute of Graphic Arts View:  diverse and powerful images inspired by the events of 9/11.

Designmelt: Have you ever had a photo of yourself taken in front of or near the World Trade Center Towers? Soon after September 11th, I found myself looking for any photos I had of the towers. I am not sure why, maybe I wanted to reassure myself that they were once there. Once I found a picture I had an idea. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have pictures like this of people from all walks of life with the same common thread running between them?  If you have any photos/information please email it to:

Here Is New York: 116 Prince St, Soho, NYC, ongoing. Iinvites anyone who has images related to the World Trade Center disaster to bring them to our gallery at 116 Prince Street, where they will be scanned, printed, and made part of our exhibition.  The images are being sold for $25 each  to raise money for the Children's Aid Society WTC Relief Fund.

Museum of the City of New York: Virtual Union Square: Virtual Exhibition featuring submissions from the general public, in the spirit of the spontaneously occurring testaments in New York City's Union Square

Call & Response: A Shrine for Healing: This site began as the documentation for an evolving exhibition featuring responses to the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001.  While the physical show has ended, the tragedy continues. For that reason, we will indefinitely maintain this site as a venue for ongoing artistic expressions on the subject.

WHY: Art about the attack on the World Trade Center & Pentagon

*911-Ground An open submission web gallery presenting art about the terrorist attacks in NYC on 09/11

* 9/11: a forum for visual, textual, and multimedia artwork created in reference to the events of 9/11

The September 11 Photo Project: We invite people to donate original photographs or digital prints of any subject that they created to be displayed in response to the events of September 11. These photoswere shown together in a 4,000 Sq. Foot gallery space in Soho, New York  and will soon begin travelling

Call to Artists: Join in a Unity Canvas for the USA:  Individual works may be painted, silkscreened, written, embroidered, or submitted in any other media of the artist's choice, so long as they are on unstretched canvas and measure 12 square exactly. The pieces should be sent to: The Unity Canvas/451 Greenwich St., 3d floor/New York, NY 10013 212/274-0108.  The Unity Canvas will be in an exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, in Williamsburg, this September 7-29.  It will be part of their month-long schedule focusing on the 9/11 anniversary.

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