2017 Gala + Benefit Auction
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

2017 Gala + Benefit Auction

  • Metropolitan Pavilion

Save the date for CUE's annual gala and benefit auction! We hope you'll be able to join us at the Metropolitan Pavilion as we honor Judith Bernstein, and celebrate 14 years of service to emerging artists, curators, writers, and students.


Jeremiah Barber: If Only My Own Person
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

Jeremiah Barber: If Only My Own Person

  • CUE Art Foundation

A one-night performance by Jeremiah Barber. In this endurance work, set in complete darkness, the artist bounds horizontally into the air with a paper body replica. An occasional burst of light illuminates the apex of the jump, leaving the floating after-images of levitation attempts in the eyes of the audience.

Artist/Admin: Collaboration
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

Artist/Admin: Collaboration

  • CUE Art Foundation

This group discussion about collaboration will address how art and cultural institutions can mediate the perception of competition and work together towards a more equitable distribution of resources. 

This session of Artist/Admin is co-facilitated by Lisa Hoffman, Katherine Tom, and Kira Simon-Kennedy.

Shawn Thornton Closing Reception + Performance
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Shawn Thornton Closing Reception + Performance

Join us for the closing reception of Shawn Thornton's solo exhibition, Pareidoliafeaturing a live performance by the artist. Under the alias Babanaga, Thornton creates live spontaneous compositions using electrified handmade string instruments and improvisations with voice. 

Against Monoculture: Meg Onli on “Poetics and Politics”
May
5
4:00 pm16:00

Against Monoculture: Meg Onli on “Poetics and Politics”

  • CUE Art Foundation

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

Against Monoculture: Sarah Ross on “Working Through A Wall”
Apr
28
4:00 pm16:00

Against Monoculture: Sarah Ross on “Working Through A Wall”

  • CUE Art Foundation

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Artist/Admin: The Labor of Love

A group discussion on how love works in art, including the idea of “pursuing one’s passion"; some best practices of sustainable collaboration; and ways to reshape institutions by using levers of power. This session is co-facilitated by João Enxuto, Erica Love, and David Xu Borgonjon. 

Against Monoculture: Sreshta Rit Premnath on “The Artist as Editor”
Apr
7
4:00 pm16:00

Against Monoculture: Sreshta Rit Premnath on “The Artist as Editor”

  • CUE Art Foundation

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

Negotiations + Contracts for Artists
Apr
1
2:00 pm14:00

Negotiations + Contracts for Artists

  • CUE Art Foundation

How can artists protect their interests when doing business with collectors, galleries and institutions? In this workshop, we’ll explore two parallel strands of the struggle: the nuts and bolts of contracts and legal issues; and the psychology of negotiation. 

Against Monoculture: Laurel Ptak on “The Art Institution as Medium”
Mar
31
4:00 pm16:00

Against Monoculture: Laurel Ptak on “The Art Institution as Medium”

  • CUE Art Foundation

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

Strength in Numbers: Equity and Cross-Racial Solidarity in NYC's Cultural Plan
Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

Strength in Numbers: Equity and Cross-Racial Solidarity in NYC's Cultural Plan

  • CUE Art Foundation

What does an inclusive and equitable NYC cultural landscape look like? How can artists of color and white allies work in solidarity to create better art worlds? What is the role of the Department of Cultural Affairs in making this happen? Join ‘artists of color bloc’ and Michelada Think Tank in talking through these issues. Grab a michelada, meet new colleagues, and engage in a discussion around actionable steps we can take to work towards racial equity and cross-racial solidarity in the arts.

Against Monoculture: Nicholas Weist on “Doing Business in Shorts”
Mar
24
4:00 pm16:00

Against Monoculture: Nicholas Weist on “Doing Business in Shorts”

  • CUE Art Foundation

A lecture series on artists, institutions, and practicing exits to business as usual

Against Monoculture is a multi-part lecture series organized by CUE Art Foundation and Purchase College’s MFA Visual Arts Program. Conceived as a lecture series in residence, Against Monoculture connects multiple partners, artists, and art organizations in an effort to rethink how institutions should thrive in era of debt and crisis.

Open Calls Info Session
Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

Open Calls Info Session

  • CUE Art Foundation

 

Have questions about our Open Calls? Want tips for crafting an effective proposal? Come to CUE for an Open Calls Info Session! 

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 PM.
RSVP is closed. This is event is at capacity.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MARCH 21st DUE TO THE BLIZZARD FORECAST.

Artist/Admin
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Artist/Admin

  • CUE Art Foundation

In this session of Artist/Admin, we will share different ways to work simultaneously as both an artist and arts administrator. Topics covered will include organizing as artistic practice, efficient management of studio time, and balancing paid/unpaid, part-time/full-time, and permanent/temporary work. Artist/Admin is an intimate monthly meeting focused on workshopping new forms for the cultural institution. All artists and administrators are welcome to attend this mix between a support group, a skill-share, and a reading club.

Artists ________ Institutions
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

Artists ________ Institutions

  • CUE Art Foundation

This day-long intensive is intended to equip artists with skills and ideas for founding, tending, and closing institutions. Artist mentors will lead exercises that include a BFAMFAPhD-led session applying Ten Leaps to the founding of new institutions, and an iteration by Chloë Bass of the Book of Everyday Instruction as a reflection exercise on the forms of love that can exist between an organization and an individual. A special guest will lead a session on dissolving organizations. Participation requires a nominal fee that can be waived on a need basis; more details will be released soon.

Art as Service
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Art as Service

  • CUE Art Foundation

This day-long symposium with three panels examines models for artists to participate in institutions outside of what’s traditionally understood as art. The models on the table draw on traditions as diverse as institutional critique, political organizing, social practice and management strategy. What if we treated art not as a good, but as a service?

Christina P. Day Artist Talk
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Christina P. Day Artist Talk

Join us for Christina P. Day's artist talk about her solo exhibition "Stills and Composites." Space is limited, please RSVP to admin@cueartfoundation.org

Day created the works in this exhibition in response to home video footage from the wedding anniversary celebration of her great aunt and uncle in 1983. She employs found materials and architectural constructions to restage this fragmentary video from different perspectives. 

The centerpiece of the show is a large-scale installation titled "The light I’ll be (1983)." Composed of a white-walled cube, each side is interrupted by an impassable opening that offers a tantalizing view into the interior. Day has constructed a maze of walls and surfaces inside the cube, collapsing and manipulating the viewer’s perspective. 

Christina P. Day lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She earned a BFA from the University of the Arts, and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, the Hongik Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea), the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art (Collegeville, PA), NAPOLEON (Philadelphia, PA), the Artist-Run project at the Satellite Show (Miami, FL), the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA). She has held residencies at Sculpture Space, the Vermont Studio Center, the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency). She is a former member of the NAPOLEON artist collective of Philadelphia (2012-2016). She teaches in the Crafts/Fiber Program at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and is a Professor of Fiber at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD).

One-on-One Consultations with Lynn Lobell
Dec
3
11:00 am11:00

One-on-One Consultations with Lynn Lobell

  • CUE Art Foundation

Participants will sit down for a 20-minute, one-on-one consultation with Lynn Lobell, Grant & Resource Manager for Queens Council on the Arts, who will provide individualized and tailored feedback on a piece of writing, such as a grant application, artist statement, or promotional material, for example. 

IM/PERMANENT: A Workshop on Artwork Conservation
Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

IM/PERMANENT: A Workshop on Artwork Conservation

  • CUE Art Foundation

This workshop is for artists seeking guidance on the longevity of their artwork. Art Conservator Gloria Velandia Ludmer will advise on the safekeeping of artwork and concerns to be aware of in the making of new work. We will investigate materials, treatment, and preventative conservation, with a focus on 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artworks.

Make Some Place: THE MEASURING STICK
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

Make Some Place: THE MEASURING STICK

  • CUE Art Foundation

MAKE SOME PLACE: Conversations about people, practice, and 'creative placemaking'
Conversation #5: The Measuring Stick

How does it all add up? Evaluation is an important aspect of any social practice. Not only does it provide valuable feedback for any artist wishing to hone their craft, it is also a necessary part of funding proposals and reporting. To conclude the series, this conversation will introduce program evaluation and its many functions in creating meaningful connection between artists and their audiences. Real world examples will highlight how easy it can be to collect qualitative and quantitative information.

Make Some Place: PUT MONEY WHERE YOUR ART IS
Oct
5
6:30 pm18:30

Make Some Place: PUT MONEY WHERE YOUR ART IS

  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts

MAKE SOME PLACE: Conversations about people, practice, and 'creative placemaking'
Conversation #4: Put Money Where Your Art Is

How do we make it sustainable (i.e. “get paid”)? The core purpose of creative placemaking is nothing new. However, new funding sources are increasingly becoming available, providing critical support to placemaking efforts. From grants to crowdfunding, and through private and public partnerships, artists will learn about these funding opportunities and what makes for compelling proposals.

Make Some Place: PARTNERSHIPS
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

Make Some Place: PARTNERSHIPS

  • CUE Art Foundation

MAKE SOME PLACE: Conversations about people, practice, and 'creative placemaking'
Conversation #3: Partnerships

Community partnerships and collaborations are key elements to the creative placemaking process. By combining resources, the process is inclusive of different viewpoints often leading to vibrant and more sustainable results. From local to international communities, discover how partners can enhance your practice.

Make Some Place: ADAPTING TO YOUR PLACE
Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

Make Some Place: ADAPTING TO YOUR PLACE

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard at Building 92

MAKE SOME PLACE: Conversations about people, practice, and 'creative placemaking'
Conversation #2: Adapting to Your Place

A benefit of socially engaging art is that it often takes place in unexpected, publicly ­accessible spaces. For example, by bringing art to community gardens, parks and public plazas, we create connection among neighbors and more vibrant neighborhoods. This conversation will uncover the plethora of community spaces and resources available to artists, while also addressing site ­specific work and contextual considerations.