“Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

We invite you to help address this absence at a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 1, 2014.” –

Stop by the Decker Library from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for an informal edit-a-thon on the theme of art and feminism this Saturday!

Civil Society Institute Fellowship: Apply by February 15th!

Please help us spread the word about this exciting fellowship opportunity:

Civil Society Institute Fellowship: One award for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need; preference will be given to artists from New Haven, Jersey City, and Baltimore. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

These is just one of the 43 fellowships available at our February 15th deadline–including 25 merit-based fellowships open to all artists and writers anywhere in the world. Learn about all of our current fellowship opportunities at:

Applications must be received by February 15th, 2014.

Apply at or

Contact David Grozinsky at or 802-635-2727 with any questions.

Vik Muniz, Chuck Close, Sarah Sze and Jean Shin have been commissioned by the MTA to beautify the 2nd Ave subway.

List of temporary public art projects in Boston, via the Boston Art Commission.

In an effort to promote bike-friendliness in Roanoke, VA, the city is getting its very own piece of intriguing cycling art in the form of a giant wooden comb.











In San Antonio, Texas, a duo of artists created a community gathering space with the installation of elegant chandeliers built out of recycled bicycle parts, transforming a dingy, dark freeway underpass into a rather charming space.


With strict regulations on murals only recently lifted in Los Angeles, you might think that the artists and public art facilitators who fought so hard to make murals legal again would be playing it safe to start. You would be wrong.  (via Hyperallergic)



The nature of failure in art is a topic that seems to rise to surface every few years or so, and most of these articles can have a pop psychology feel to them, but these are some of the more recent articles and worth an artist’s time, even if to make you rethink your approach in the studio.

Interview with Sarah Davis at Art21.

Barry Schwabsky write about art schools and the nature of failure in the Nation.

Tony Kushner on “failure art” and writing in the New Yorker.

Learning to embrace failure can help artists succeed, Sarah Lewis argues in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Carol Becker on art, research and failure.

Why Failure Is the Best Friend of Creative Innovation, by Liz Chavez in Huffington Post.

The Gift of Doubt: Albert O. Hirschman and the power of failure, by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker.




From the Walters Art Museum’s ART BITES program last weekend, there is a new blog,, intended to function as a crowdsourced site to collect images of our city’s murals, sculptures, monuments and artworks and help to make them more accessible. More info to come soon but definitely worth taking a look at!