SHIFTSPACE EVENTS CALENDAR

Final 326 show, tonight!

WSU SHIFT SPACE PRESENTS:  in/action
FINAL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24, AT 326 S. COMMERCE



Shifting once again, WSU Shift Space announces its last show at its current location, 326 S. Commerce, in/action.  In/action will represent an accumulation of political viewpoints, or “pulse” of the students and faculty of WSU School of Art and Design.  The show will contain a massive volume of contributions in the form of multimedia fragments of current social issues such as urban sprawl, religion, poverty, education, sex, gender, media, and war.  On-site interactivity with these anonymous submissions, to reflect your own political views, will be encouraged. The opening reception will be held on Final Friday, November 24, 2006 from 7-11 pm at 326 S. Commerce Street.  The exhibition will run through December 9th 2006 and will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7pm and Saturdays 12-5pm.



For more information please call the WSU School of Art and Design at 978-3555.



Shift Space XII no doubt!

Wichita State University Shift Space Gallery Hosts Happily Ever After: An Art Exhibition and Benefit for PALS Animal Rescue

Wichita State University's Shift Space Gallery will host Happily Ever After: An Art Exhibition and Benefit for PALS Animal Rescue.  Organized by Wichita State University Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Annette LeZotte and WSU School of Art and Design alumnus Heidi Marcinik, the exhibit will run from Friday, October 27, 2006 through Saturday, November 11, 2006.



Works displayed will explore themes related to both the necessity for rescue organizations such as PALS in contemporary society as well as the mission of PALS to carefully match the personalities of animals with the lifestyles of their potential families to create a successful living environment for both pets and people.   



A Final Friday gallery reception will take place from 6:00 to 11:00 PM on Friday, October 27th and will feature a silent auction of animal themed artworks with proceeds going to PALS Animal Rescue.  The reception is free and open to the public but a $5 donation at the door is suggested.  WSU Shift Space Gallery is located at 326 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS.



Shift Space XI Photos

Hey everyone,



I finally got those photos up, sorry it took so long.  You know I've actually still got some photos around here somewhere from Shift Space X that I haven't gotten scanned and up yet; I'll get to it one of these days.  Anyway, have a look; the vertical images are bigger than they should be for some reason, oh well.



Shift Space on MySpace

Hey, we're on MySpace now!



I'm trying to get the page up and working on a level similar to the blog but right now I'm getting the ubiquitous MySpace "unexpected error" message every time I try to post something.  Anyway, add us to your friends please.



www.myspace.com/113930015



I'd make the URL more specific, but due to the necessity of thinking ahead I don't want to do that just yet.



And don't forget to come to the opening this Friday, and of course remember Annette still needs submissions for the October show (scroll down for info).



Muddy muddy...

Shift Space XI: Kansas Mud 2006, September 29 through October 14, 2006.



WSU Shift Space, an alternative space for Wichita State University students and alumni, presents Kansas Mud 2006, an eclectic ceramic exhibition of teachers, students and professional artists within the state of Kansas who work in the ceramic medium.  Graduate students from Wichita State University and Kansas State University will be accompanied by students from Newman University and locally-based professional artists Conrad Snider, Dan Gigen, Arny Arensdorff.



WSU Shift Space is open Thursday 4-7 pm, Friday 4-7 pm, and Saturday 12-4 pm.  Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Final Friday, September 29, 2006.  The exhibition will run through October 14,2006.



For more information about this show please contact the Wichita State University School of Art & Design, (316) 978-3555 or call Josh Unterman, (316) 683-6804.



Shift Space X Photos Added!

Sort of...



I've got some of the pictures of the work up, I'll get to the rest as soon as I can and I'll try to get names up as well (TypePad sort of makes doing that rather time consuming though).  I've also got pictures from the reception that I'll post as soon as I can get them all scanned and formatted and everything, and I'll put together a new banner as soon as I go out and buy a new mouse for my computer.



Okay, we good?  Stop complaining.



Oh and don't forget about the call for entries that is still going on for next month's show.  I'd host a .pdf entry form, but it doesn't seem that TypePad wants to let me do that, so just contact Annette.



Peace!



Call for entries! That means you!

Happily Ever After: An Art Exhibition and Benefit for PALS Animal Rescue



Friday, October 27 through Saturday, November 11, 2006


Artists working in all media are invited to submit up to three entries for the benefit exhibition Happily Ever After: An Art Exhibition and Benefit for PALS Animal Rescue to be held at the WSU Shift Space Gallery, 326 S. Commerce, Friday, October 27 through Saturday, November 11, 2006.  Works submitted for consideration should explore themes related to both the necessity for rescue organizations such as PALS in contemporary society as well as the mission of PALS to carefully match the personalities of animals with the lifestyles of their potential families to create a successful living environment for both pets and people.  Potential subjects might include documentation of unique pet personalities, examinations of the benefits and/or threats of human-animal relationships, narratives on the joys and challenges of living with pets, commentaries on animal abuse or recent political legislation to protect animals, or investigations of pets and pet products as accessories or commodities in the modern market.


Artists should submit entries for consideration as digital images on a CD accompanied by the completed application form which can be obtained by contacting Dr. Annette LeZotte via e-mail at annette.lezotte@wichita.edu or via phone at 978-7710.


CDs and application forms should be mailed to Dr. Annette LeZotte, Wichita State University, Schoolof Art and Design, 1845 Fairmount Box 67, Wichita, KS 67260-0067. 


Entries must be received by September 30, 2006.



Shift Space X, so it begins...

Studio-Scopic: A Survey of Disciplines in the School of Art & Design

WSU Shift Space, in conjunction with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, presents Studio-Scopic: A Survey of Disciplines in the School of Art & Design, an exhibition of the work of five student-artists, one from each studio area in the School of Art & Design. Nominated by their area faculty for the exhibition, Daniel Brown (Ceramics), John Hammer (interdisciplinary), Jamie O'Leary (Painting), Dagan Sherman (Printmaking), and Scott Murray (Sculpture) will exhibit multiple works exploring their respective media. The opening reception will take place on Final Friday, August 25, 2006, from 6-10 pm at 326 S. Commerce St., and will be open Thursdays 4-7, Fridays 4-7, and Saturdays 12-4 through September 9.

For more information, call the WSU School of Art & Design at 978-3555 or visit ww.shiftspace.blogs.com. Support for WSU Shift Space is provided by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and Wichita State University.



Summer Greetings

I thought you might like to know what’s happening this summer at the Shift Space.  Well not a whole lot actually.  If any of you made it to our last show in May you might recall that our little building at 326 S. Commerce does tend to get rather hot and humid this time of year.  For that reason we’ve decided that it might be a good idea to take a couple of months off to rest and relax, and to prepare for next fall.  We feel that our patrons would agree with our decision on this.



In the meantime I, your faithful Shift Space blogger, have some ideas to add content and make the blog a little more interesting, so I’ll be working on setting that up this summer.  Some of you may have heard that I would be leaving for Chicago sometime this fall, but as the Fates would have it, it looks like I will be staying in Wichita for the next few years for personal reasons--an unfortunate, but not entirely without benefit, turn of events.  I was a little anxious about what might happen to the blog whenever I have to find someone to replace me, but at this point we’ll just cross that bridge when we come to it.



Anyway, I and everyone else involved with the Shift Space would like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to make it to our events and for helping to turn our inaugural year into a complete success.  And while Shift Space is principally a WSU organization, we welcome any and all suggestions from the greater Wichita community.  We are truly grateful for all of the support that all of you have given us and for the support of the following sponsors: the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Uptown Bistro, Delano Bakery, Allen Lee Screen Printing, The Anchor, Zero Hope Productions, Belford Electric, and Wichita State University.



Wishing you all the best of summers,





Conan Y. Fugit



Public Relations Associate, WSU Shift Space



Call for Proposals!

SUBMIT IDEAS FOR PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS TO US.

All submissions must be organized by, curated by, or the work of WSU students, faculty, and/or alumni.  Any proposal will be taken seriously: performances, mixed media, music & sound, interdisciplinary, poetry readings, film screenings, community arts, and weird stuff strongly encouraged but NOT required.  WSU Shift Space is 4800 square feet and includes a stage; it is capable of being divided into two or three smaller spaces, with its smallest configuration about 1000 square feet.  Floor plan available upon request. 



WSU Shift Space has slots available as soon as the June 30 Final Friday through the end of the year:  please include an idea of your preferred time frame for exhibition/performance.  Include SASE for return of materials if mailing.  Include up to one page typed description and any necessary support materials, graphics, exhibition plans, artwork, designs.

SEND PROPOSALS TO:



WSU SHIFT SPACE / CAMPUS BOX 67 / SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN, WSU / 1845 FAIRMOUNT / WICHITA KS 67260



(or leave in the School of Art & Design office, 302 McKnight).



ALL PROPOSALS DUE JUNE 9, 2006.  For more info contact Robert Bubp at (316) 978-7704 or email at robert.bubp@wichita.edu.



Photos Will Be Up

So, TypePad's having issues and I can't get any photos to upload at the moment, but they're more or less ready to go.  I've got one roll of film left in my camera (film's that stuff they used to make pictures with years and years ago) and when I get that finished off I'll have a few more to post.  Anyway, I haven't shot any pictures of the work yet, but maybe I'll get that taken care of sometime this week; in the meantime, there's a few photos in which you can see some of the work...um...so if those were loaded up you could look at them I guess.  I'll have my IT guy look at my computer this evening and see what the hold-up is.





UPDATE 06/01/2006, 2:40 AM:



Okay, the pictures are up and even in order for a change.  Check back maybe after this weekend and there might be pictures of the work up as well, or you could always stop by on Saturday when we have open hours and see the work firsthand.



The BFA Nine

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WSU Shift Space, in conjunction with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, presents WSU Shift Space 9: The BFA Nine in O-Five/O-Six, a senior exit exhibition for students graduating with the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art for 2005-06. Each student will present a substantial body of work and an exhibition statement representing their most current direction. Graduating seniors participating in the show include John Blakeslee (Painting), Amanda Dickson (Painting), Orion Dyson-Smith (Painting), Tim Elsen (Painting), Violet Love Goode (Ceramics), Cynthia Martinez (Painting), Cory Medina (Ceramics), Meghan Regnier (Painting), and E. Vincent Wood III (Painting). Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these outstanding students as they transition to the next step in the respective careers.



The opening reception will be Friday, May 26, from 6-10 pm. The exhibition will continue to be open for viewing on the following dates: Saturday, May 27, 12-4 pm; Saturday, June 3, 12-4 pm; closing reception, Friday, June 9, 6-10 pm.



For more information, call the WSU School of Art & Design at 978-3555.  Support for WSU Shift Space is provided by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and Wichita State University.



Closing Reception

Friday, May 12 from 7 to 10pm @ Shift Space, 326 S. Commerce.



Hey everyone, we'll be having a closing reception this Friday for the sound design show, and I understand a few tweaks have been made to some of the projects so it ought to be worth coming out and taking a second look.  By the way I'll get pictures from the first reception up here in a little while; I've just been really busy this week.



Thanks.





UPDATE 05/23/2006:



I just want to appologize for taking so long to get images of the work uploaded to the Shift Space VIII album; I've had internet difficulties again, but things are working fine now.  I'll try to get everyone's names up along with the images as soon as I have time.



A Prelude to Grace

Hey everyone, I should have gotten this up sooner, but I wanted to say something about it anyway.



Paul Flippen, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Wichita State University, will be having a solo show tonight (7:00-10:00pm) at the Tangent Lab.  This is a one night only event, and it's worth noting that this will be Paul's last Wichita show before he leaves WSU for Colorado.  He's been a welcome addition to the WSU faculty and will surely be missed.  So please, don't miss this final opportunity to see Paul's work and wish him well.



Thanks.



Tangent Lab
Downtown Wichita, Kansas
209 East William Street
Sutton Place Building, Second Floor



Got creativity?

SUBMIT IDEAS FOR PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS TO US.

All submissions must be organized by, curated by, or the work of WSU students, faculty, and/or alumni. Any proposal will be taken seriously: performances, mixed media, music & sound, interdisciplinarity, poetry readings, film screenings, community arts, and weird stuff strongly encouraged but NOT required. WSU Shift Space is 4800 square feet and includes a stage; floor plan available upon request. WSU Shift Space has slots available as soon as the June 30 Final Friday through the end of the year: please include an idea of your preferred time frame to exhibition/performance. Include SASE for return of materials if mailing. Include up to one page typed description and any necessary support materials, graphics, exhibition plans, artwork, designs.

SEND PROPOSALS TO: WSU SHIFT SPACE, CAMPUS BOX 67, SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN, WSU, WICHITA KS 67260 (OR LEAVE IN SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN OFFICE, 302 MCKNIGHT). ALL PROPOSALS DUE MAY 26.MORE INFO: ROBERT BUBP, 978-7704/
robert.bubp@wichita.edu 



Friday, friday, friday! At the WSU Shift Space...

WSU Shift Space is pleased to announce the April 28th (Final Friday) exhibit Wired: Art & Sound by Design.

Wired: Art & Sound by Design is the brainchild of John Harrison, WSU Associate Professor of Violin, and the Director of CRATEL, Center for Research in Arts, Technology, Education and Learning. Harrison, recently back at WSU after earning a Master’s Degree from MIT’s Media Laboratory, offered Technology: Art and Sound by Design, a first-ever class at WSU that focused on the intersection between art and technology. The class, divided evenly between engineering students and fine art students, explored the many facets of computer-assisted technology combined with fine art. In the course, students worked together in small groups building circuits, interfacing them with computers and programming them to operate microcontrollers that provide interactive components for sculptures and installations.

The culmination of students’ collaborative efforts will be on view in Wired: Art & Sound by Design at Shift Space through May 5th.

Please join us for a reception on Final Friday, April 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Gallery hours on Saturday, April 29th are from 12:00-4:00. Shift Space will open again on Thursday, May 4th from 7:00-9:00 pm ,  Friday, May 5th 7:00-9:00 pm and Saturday, May 6th, 12:00-4:00 pm.

For more information, please call John Harrison at 978-6572  or e-mail at
john.harrison@wichita.edu



Things you make with a camera...

Okay, there's a new photo album for Shift Space VII: S.O.S. Rent Event.  I don't really have any pictures of the work because it obviously was sold and taken away before I could document it, but you can see what our little shin-dig was like in case you couldn't make it.  And once again, thanks to all that were involved in making the evening a complete success.  As Stephen Colbert would say, "You folks out there are the heroes."



Money money money!

Hey everyone.  We want to thank everyone that made it out to the show on Friday; turnout was fantastic with about 1200 people.  It's almost a shame we can't just have a party like this every time.  Anyway we made over $6000 so it looks like we'll be staying open for some time to come.  I hope you all enjoy the tiny works that were for sale as much as we enjoyed making them for you, and once again we want to thank our sponsors:  Uptown Bistro, Delano Bakery, Allen Lee Screen Printing, The Anchor, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and Zero Hope Productions.  It was really an enjoyable evening for us, and as soon as I get the time to post the pictures I'll have them up.



WSU Shift Space VII: S.O.S. Rent Event

So everybody, here's what's happening for the month of March.



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Come help support Shift Space! This Final Friday, March 31, WSU Shift Space will put on a Save Our ShiftSpace (S.O.S.) Rent Party, where we'll be selling many, many, many small, inexpensive artworks donated by WSU students, faculty, and alumni. All artworks are $20 in this ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT!  Proceeds cover WSU Shift Space expenses to ensure its immediate future, so the fun we've had these last few months can continue at least into the fall.



Live music and performances throughout the evening! Lots of food generously provided by Uptown Bistro and Delano Bakery. Additional support provided by Allen Lee Screen Printing, The Anchor, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and Zero Hope Productions. Music provided by Paper Airplane and DJ  Jose Italiano.



WSU Shift Space, 326 S. Commerce St, Wichita, Kansas
Final Friday, March 31, 6 pm - 1 am
Suggested donation: $5



Photos!

Okay, there's a photo album up for the current show, Shift Space VI, the 2nd Annual Juried Sculpture Exhibition.  I don't have as many photos as I did for the last show, and I haven't taken any pictures of the work yet, but I hope to take care of that maybe this week.  My network's been down so I'm having some difficulty uploading anything (I'm in the mall food court right now), but I'll do my best, so check back again later this weekend.





UPDATE, 09 March 2006:  Had some more network trouble so it took a little longer to get some images of the work up, but anyway I've gotten about half of it up.  I'll see if I have the time tomorrow to re-size the rest of the images and upload them, so bare with me and keep checking.



UPDATE, 10 March 2006:  Okay, they're all up, with captions (mostly).  And I must say, there's a lot of work in this show; I think perhaps the most work of any show so far.  Anyway, they show's still up through March 17th (gallery hours are: Thu 4-7, Fri 4-9, Sat 12-5, and by appointment).



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WSU Shift Space 6: 2nd Annual WSU Sculpture Guild Juried Exhibition

WSU Shift Space in conjunction with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation presents WSU Shift Space 6: 2nd Annual WSU Sculpture Guild Juried Exhibition, an exhibition of current WSU School of Art and Design students.  This year's juror is Jim Johnson, the Curatorial Consultant for Emprise Bank and the Director of Rickerby Art Services.  The opening reception will take place on Final Friday, February 24th 2006, from
6-10pm at 326 S. Commerce Street and will be open Thursdays 4-7pm, Fridays 4-9 pm, and Saturdays 12-5pm through March 11th.


For more information call the WSU School of Art and Design at 978-3555.  Support for WSU Shift Space is provided by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Belford Electric, and Wichita State University.





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Photos up.

I just put up some photos of the work included in the last show.  I would have had it done sooner but I didn't get a chance to take any photos last weekend, and I was really wiped out last night so I didn't get them up then.  Anyway, there was some glare on some of the work, so I apologize to any of the artists if this is a problem, and if anyone would like to email me a picture to put up I don't have a problem with that (640x480 please).  Anyway, take a look, I've got some more to put up along with titles and names so don't freak out if you're not up yet.



Post Shift Space V Opening

So the opening was Friday and turnout was pretty good.  We apologize for the lack of heat, but our heater kept blowing the breaker; what with all the lights and the video stuff and everything it's not that surprising.  But the temperature wasn't that bad, so no big deal.  Anyway if you missed the opening you can stop by during our regular hours: Thursdays 4-7, Fridays 4-9, and Saturdays 12-5 through February 11.



Movie Nights

So check this.



We're going to totally have movie nights at the Shift Space.  We're working the details out now, but if you have suggestions please feel free to leave a comment on this blog.  But anyway, here's the plan as I see it.  Movies will be shown in the evening, maybe 8:00, maybe 10:00, maybe a double feature playing at 8:00 and 11:00.  Kyle Riley and I (Conan) are currently the principle planners involved here so we're probably going to show a lot of Nouvelle Vague films and the like.  Be advised, it gets cold in the space and we're probably not going to turn the heat on until it gets below 45, so you'd want to wear your coat, bring blankets, bring soup, whatever.  We'll probably buy some coffee from Starbucks or whomever (if you'd like to donate coffee or other food items to the Shift Space openings or other events, we'd gladly take it and repay the favor with free and generous advertising).  And there is no ban on smoking inside the space, just be respectful of your fellow movie-goers.



Actually, funny thing, Kyle just called me to talk about this as I was writing it.  So here's what we were talking about: we think it would be a good idea to make this an every Friday kind of thing (although, obviously we'd take a break for the Final Friday opening).  Two different movies will be shown every night--one at 8:00 another at 10:30 or 11:00, but both will be centered on the same theme, and we'd like to showcase the work of several different directors over several weeks.  It sounds like we've got coffee taken care of by Starbucks, so finding someone to provide food will be the next goal.  There will be no admission to any of these things but, of course, donations are appreciated.



Anyway, that's about it for now.  When we get things hammered out a little further I'll let everyone know.





UPDATE 02/20/2006:



Mmmm...yeah.  Not so much maybe.  It seems that there's about zero interest in doing this sort of thing, so it looks like we will just continue with our once-a-month Final Friday opening event.  However, if there's any interest in the community, I highly suggest you email me with your thoughts on this and I'll again bring it up at one of the Shift Space meetings; any other suggestions are of course welcome as well, and I'll do my best to respond to any and all.



Thanks.



WSU Shift Space V: Still/Moving/Object Explored

WSU Shift Space, in conjunction with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, presents WSU Shift Space V: Still/Moving/Object Explored, an exhibition of recent directions in photography and video by faculty and students in the WSU School of Art & Design. The work of exhibiting artists Chad Case, John Hammer, Kate Johnson, Cory Medina, Kyras Norman, Linda K. Robinson, Sarah Turner, Aaron Danger Vague, and Robert Bubp will range from black-and-white photography to installations incorporating video, found objects, and drawing. The opening reception will take place on Final Friday, January 27, 2006, from 6-10 pm at 326 S. Commerce St., and will be open Thursdays 4-7, Fridays 4-9, and Saturdays 12-5 through February 11.

For more information, call the WSU School of Art & Design at 978-3555. Support for WSU Shift Space is provided by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, Belford Electric, and Wichita State University.



Wow! Widescene Photos!

So, I just posted some photos of all of the work in the Shift Space IV gallery.  I'm still working on posting captions with the titles and artist's names on them, so only about half of them are done in that regard.



In other news, we're planning on holding a juried show either for the end of March or the end of June depending on scheduling.  The work will be from artists outside of WSU and potentially from across the nation.  The jurors, however, will be two current WSU grads, one undergrad, and one alum (me, Conan Y. Fugit).  So anyway, the prospectus is nearing completion, we've just got to iron out dates and funding for advertising and such and it's good to go.  Keep checking the blog for entry information, and other current news.





UPDATE 01|19|2006:



As it happens, it's starting to look more like the March show will be an invitational show titled, Scopophilia: The Love of Looking.  The juried show may occur next August and will be national in scope, hell maybe even international.  We're probably going to produce a catalogue for it as well and get advertising in various national publications.  It's gonna' be hot.



Post-Widescene Opening

So, I thought I'd already put some information up here about the opening, but I guess it slipped my mind.  Anyway, it went well considering it was a December opening.  Turnout wasn't bad at all, and the show came together well even considering that many of the regular people involved with the space were out of town.  Since our staff is still a little smaller than usual we won't be having regular hours like normal, but we will be hosting a closing reception from 7-10pm on Friday the 13th.  Anyway, if you were out of town or just a little too busy to make the opening I hope you'll show at the closing; maybe we'll do something a little special for you...well, maybe not.  I'll keep you posted.