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Our Superfine! D.C. curatorial team: Zoma Wallace, Athena Axiomakaros, Erin Gleason
THIS MONTH'S NEWS
Big Thank You's!!
Upcoming Exhibition at the Loveland Museum Gallery in CO
New Flynndog Projects Space - Artists' Studios Opening in Burlington VT
ASM's Recent Meetup Weekend in NYC
Superfine! Art Fair in Washington DC
Upcoming Creative Retreat at Tenuta di Spannocchia in Tuscany
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SO MANY THANK YOUS THIS SEASON!

Giving Tuesday Donors
On November 27th, 11 outstanding individuals donated a total of $2,120 to support educational arts programming in 2019, exceeding our $1,000 #givingtuesday goal by more than double! Thank You!
 
New Foundational Sponsors for 2018
Thank you so much to our amazing 2018 Foundational Sponsors, Robert Chamberlin, and Bob & Chris Gordon, pledging their support at the Enthusiast level for the next 3 years! Thank You!
 
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
ASM has just been awarded a 2018-2019 Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T) Fund Matching Grant, providing support to the creative work of mid-career (aged 35 and older) visual artists living in New England, who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development and quality in their work. And the matching donations are already coming in! Thank You!
 
Thank You All!!!
You are making the growth, development, and sustainability of Art Shape Mammoth’s programs possible! 
 
And if you haven't already, you still have time to show your love in 2018!
Make your end-of-year contribution Here!
Your donation is tax-deductible, and goes directly to expanding our programs and supporting our growing arts community.
FIRST ANNUAL NEW YORK MEET-UP
We had such a great time the weekend of November 9-11 at our first annual ASM meeting in NYC! Many interesting and important discussions were had, and ideas for the future shared and built upon. People flew in from New Mexico, Colorado, and Iceland!
Oneika Russell invited us to visit her studio in Brooklyn, as she finishes new work for a show in Red Hook and concludes her current residency in New York at Spaceworks studios.

Russell uses reoccurring figures to suggest stories from the Western psyche but filtered through her experience as a Jamaican. “I seek to create a new narrative from old stories... environments in which these characters construct their narratives are often taken from locations with idealized associations such as botanical gardens, parks and the seaside.” She uses trace elements to mark the body, implicate the body within play while embellishing it to create an intimate connection between the real and the imaginary, inner and outer worlds, and the body and landscape.

Oneika showed with ASM last December at Yashar Gallery for Surface Traces: a Cross-Cultural Exchange exhibition, and we were glad to get the chance to meet up with her again before she returns home to Jamaica. Thanks, Oneika—we hope to meet again soon!
Adam Daley Wilson invited us to see his new work at The Other Art Fair in Greenpoint. Here he displays a proposal for a new American flag, and discusses the precarious position of a straight white male making work about human rights and social injustice. Thanks, Adam!
We were welcomed by Jesse at Honey Ramka, who spoke to our group about their artist-run gallery and current exhibition, and we toured several other open galleries in the Bogart Building on Friday.
The last time we had a group visit Honey Ramka was in 2013 during the "Eureka! Interpretations of Success" conference organized by Margaret Coleman, just as the very first seeds of an idea for the conception of Art Shape Mammoth as a broadly defined arts entity were being planted in the brains of Co-Founders Margaret Coleman, Amy Joy, and Joshua Hosterman... It was nice to be back. Thanks, Jesse!
Our friend and ASM team member Melissa Sclafani gave us a tour of her solo exhibition, Crowd Control, at Nurture Art Gallery in the Bogart building. Wonderful work sparking relevant discussion. Thanks, Melissa!
What a wonderful weekend of connecting in person with our widespread network of artists, curators, activists, art historians, and all around amazing people! We toured artist studios and gallery exhibits at the Bogart Building and Spaceworks in Brooklyn, galleries in Chelsea, the MoMA and the Jewish Museum in Manhattan, the Other Art Fair in Greenpoint, and we walked all around different parts of the city with tour-guide commentary from our local New Yorkers. Thanks everyone, we'll see you next year!
NEWS FROM BURLINGON, VERMONT
We have expanded our space at 208 Flynn Avenue: Introducing Flynndog Project Space!
Our newest addition to the Flynndog community, Flynndog Project Space is a studio space divided into two well-lit rooms by a large and beautiful set of French doors. We are working to develop the studio into a place for more and more artists in the Burlington community to gather.
Join us on January 24th, 2019 from 5-8pm for our Open Studio Night, in conjunction with the Opening Reception for CrossCurrents, the upcoming exhibition at Flynndog Hallway Gallery!
Our new tenants of will have the evening to show off their hard work: screen-printed quilt-making by Kathleen McVeigh along with trinkets and paintings from Sean Bayles, Kate Rooney, and the PoppyClock Collective—join us for an enjoyable show-and-tell as we open the doors of Flynndog Project Space to the public.
We are adding new and exciting programming for the arts community, including Paint & Sip classes hosted by Peter Boardman, monthly art educator meetings with Dorsey Hogg, and drama classes taught by Robert Toms.
Stay tuned to hear more about our other artists working out of Flynndog Project Space!
RECENT EXHIBITIONS
Superfine! D.C.
Union Market, Washington, D.C.
During Halloween week, Art Shape Mammoth was in Washington D.C. for the first ever Superfine! D.C. held at Union Market. Artists local to the D.C. area as well as international artists from as far away as Greece set up booths at this affordable art show where prices started at just $100 and the majority of art was priced below $5000. Founders Alex Mitow and James Miille decided on D.C. as a new location due to its strategic position between the two existing Superfine cities (New York City and Miami) with a strong art market, growing population of young, high-income residents and currently booming real estate market.
Art Shape Mammoth, having participated in both New York’s and Miami’s Superfine, was excited to be a part of the first D.C. fair. The booth was curated and installed by Zoma Wallace, the curator for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Artists Maureen O’Leary, Erin Gleason, and Athena Axiomakaros—who all had work in the show—staffed the booth from October 31st to November 4th. The works of art ranged from the extremely popular cast iron works from artist Julie Ward, to Lindsey Wolkowicz’s mixed media works on wood (also a hit), and everything in between: the photography of artists Wendy Copp, Rita Bard, Athena Axiomakaros, Renee Regan, and Erin Gleason; paintings by Maureen O’Leary, Jessica Mongeon, Aimee Hertog, and Andrew Brown; drawings by Cori Champagne, clay tiles by Jane Gordon, and a printed woodcut on cotton by Fay Stanford.
The fair was busy with a steady flow of people during the late afternoon and evening hours and provided a wonderful opportunity to meet artists and young collectors from the D.C. and New York areas, some of whom also had booths at the show. From the perspective of sales, it was a resounding success where the majority of the artists were able to sell at least one work from the booth and nearly half the booth sold. Additionally, the experience gave Art Shape Mammoth insight into future strategies for marketing and increasing sales at future art fairs. We look are looking forward to the next Superfine Art Fair.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Room, Loveland Museum Gallery
Loveland, Colorado

We Walk the Bottom of an Ocean We Call Sky, Joan Harmon


Room
Loveland Museum Gallery
503 N. Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Opening Reception & Curator's Tour with Amy Joy Hosterman: Fri. Jan 11th, 6-8pm
Artist talks by Cori Champagne and Joan Harmon, Feb. 28th, 5-7pm

Room is an exhibition featuring work by Cori Champagne, Joan Harmon, Justine Johnson, and Lindsey Wolkowicz, delving into the relationships between the physical body and the architecture which positions it in place and time. Employing sculpture, installation, video, and painting, these artists consider the body and its relationship to environments both urban and natural. How does place define us? What can we learn about ourselves through our connection to the spaces we occupy?
Curated by
Amy Joy Hosterman of Art Shape Mammoth.

Joan Harmon uses a variety of media including cast cement, fired clay, glass, and wax, and incorporates sound and light into her installations. Her work explores psychological journeys created by merging architecture, landscape, and references to the human body. Exploring patterns, flow, and our physical responses to the natural world, Harmon’s work carries narratives of mythology and metamorphosis, as unrelated forms combine to invoke a new experience.

Justine Johnson (image below) creates work that deals with displacement and the struggle to find her identity after leaving the country of her birth. She writes, “I am ‘other’. But I find that no matter the environment, the wonder of the universe and hope for humanity always move me. The combination of materials evoke the sexual and sensual, the feminine and masculine, and the abstract and spiritual, all of which define my work.”

Cori Champagne creates wearable sculpture, directly relating the body to its environment through garments that transform into living spaces. Her work speaks of self-sustainability and mobility while providing a facetious take on utility and fashion. Using mass-produced artifacts as inspiration, she remakes and assigns new meaning to objects by changing their functionality. Her sculptures are transformed physically and metaphorically by the human activity of their use.

Lindsey Wolkowicz creates work around the relationship between us and the spaces we occupy. Her work deals with memory, perspective, relationships and psycho-dynamics. The lines, geometry and color in her paintings simultaneously interrupt and support one another, while objects and architectural surrounds are constructed to promote a physical and evocative connection with the body of the viewer. Her work is not about representing a location, but instead about presenting what is found there. (pictured: Push/Pull 7)

Join us in Spring 2019 for a
Creative Retreat in Tenuta di Spannocchia, Italy!
Interested in joining us or looking for more information? Send us an email here: artshapemammoth@gmail.com
ART SHAPE MAMMOTH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to connecting artists to new communities and supporting the development of artistic practice, dialogue, education, and research through creative public exchange.

Our Programs Include:
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An Artist Representation Program with thoughtfully curated exhibitions
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A Cross-Cultural Exchange Program exhibiting artists across continents
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ONE Arts Center gallery and workshop space in Vermont
• 
Visitor Center Artist Camp wilderness residency in the UP of Michigan
• 
Traveling Experiential Workshops in Metal-Casting and Ceramics
 
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