Yearly Archives: 2019

Open Call: THE WALL 2020 | Trestle Gallery

Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce a new open call opportunity for site-specific projects for The Wall. Trestle Gallery will select 4 artists (or artistic collaborators/collectives) for the 2020 calendar year to execute a site-specific drawing, painting, or installation on our 8 x 10.25 foot entrance wall at our 850 3rd Avenue location. These projects will remain on view for approximately 2 months, with an opening reception that coincides with our other gallery programming. Applications are open to all artists (NY-based or otherwise) but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects. Trestle will provide a modest stipend to help cover expenses related to the production of the work. Selected artists will be notified in the Fall of 2019. 

Trestle is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment for all participants. Artists of all genders, communities, abilities, and cultures help us fulfill our mission to hold a space promoting excellence for all.

Dates for The Wall 2020:

January 17 – March 8 | March 20 – May 10 | July 2 – August 30 | September 11 – November 1

Submission Guidelines:  

  • You may submit up to 5 images of your current work to provide some context for your proposal. If you have previously executed a site-specific wall work, please include it with your images.
  • Please make your proposal as detailed as possible. You may also submit up to 3 images to further illustrate/supplement your proposal.
  • Acceptable media include drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, photography, and/or mixed media. Installations may extend up to 24 inches from the wall. Unfortunately we cannot accept proposals which include video, sound, or any other electronic components.
  • Images must be in .JPG or .JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side, titledLastnameFirstname_Title.jpg
  • CV, Statement, and Bio must be submitted in PDF form, titled: LastnameFirstName_CV.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Statement.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Bio.pdf; 
  • National and international artists are welcome to apply, but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects

[Click here to access photos, floor plans, and sketch up models of The Wall at Trestle]

Creative Climate Cities Profiles

Every city needs culture to animate action on the environment and rehearse new ways of co-existing. So we are delighted to launch a new report produced with World Cities Culture Forum titled Tackling Climate Change Through Culture. We highlight 14 cities across the world that are becoming smarter and more sustainable with creative climate initiatives explored across four thematic areas: policy and strategy; resource and support; partnerships and innovation; and creative programmes and campaigns. The full report and each of the individual city profiles are available to download below.

To launch these cities profiles, Lucy Latham took presented in a panel session duringLondon Climate Action Week, and has shared her reflections in this blogpost on Smart and Sustainable Cities.
Check out: The Creative Climate Cities Profiles

Music Declares Emergency

Julie’s Bicycle has joined forces with the Music Industry to declare a climate and ecological emergency. In the last week we’ve received more than 1,000 signatures on the declaration, from those who represent a broad spectrum of the UK music community, including institutions such as:

Abbey Road Studios, AIM, the Association of Independent Festivals, Beggars Group, Believe, The BRIT School, Festival Republic, Kambe Events, Music Venue Trust, Powerful Thinking, Sony Music UK, United Talent Agency, Universal Music UK, Village Underground, Warner Music UK, Warner Chappell Music UK

plus artists such as: 
Bernard Butler, Beth Orton, Bonobo, Caribou, Carleen Anderson, Ezra Furman, Fay Milton (Savages), Floating Points, Foals, Geoff Barrow, Hot Chip, IDLES, Imelda May, Jon Hopkins, Kathleen Hanna, Maribou State, Mick Hucknall, Nadine Shah, Nitin Sawhney, Pretenders, Radiohead, Sam Fender, The Cinematic Orchestra, This Is The Kit, Tom Odell, plus hundreds of other artists and businesses.Music professionals can sign up below or you canfollow it all on social media:#MusicDeclaresEmergency.JB is also a signatory to Culture Declares Emergency, representing the broader performing and visual arts community – sign up to Culture Declares here.
Join: Music Declares Emergency

Podcast launch: The Colour Green

The first series of The Colour Green podcasts are now live! In these podcasts, as part of the Arts Council England environmental programme, Baroness Lola Young speaks with artists and activists of colour who are at the forefront of social innovation – connectingclimate justice, race, power and inequality. Guests include speculative fiction writer and pleasure activist, Ama Josephine Budge; artist and honorary president of the Black Environment Network, Judy Ling Wong; musician and founder of the Rural-Urban Synthesis Society, Kareem Dayes; and poet and creative facilitator Zena Edwards

“Congratulations on the podcasts they have entertained and informed me on last weeks commute, I can’t wait to listen to the next in the series.” – Feedback from Richard Clinton, Luton Culture

Please have a listen, join the conversation, follow and share widely with #ColourGreenPodcast

Blued Trees Goes to the Next Level!

Page Spread from “One Year of the Blued Trees Symphony” by Aviva Rahmni 2017, layout design byJudith Mayer, 2019.

Aviva Rahmani is pleased to share the upcoming events that will help take Blued Trees to the next level!

This month I begin a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) studio residency on Governors Island where I will work on aspects of the Blued Trees Opera. Next month, a book launch and signing will be held at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island for two new artists books, “50 Years of Work,” and “One Year of the Blued Trees Symphony.” Copies of both will be for sale on site however, the launch will have limited space and require a RSVP. Confirmation of time, date and details will be announced shortly.”Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation” an interview of me by Kamea Chayne of the Green Dreamer podcast, is now available (also on iTunesSpotify,GooglePodcastsGooglePlayStitcher, and any other podcast app).


This month I begin a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) studio residency on Governors Island where I will work on aspects of the Blued Trees Opera. Next month, a book launch and signing will be held at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island for two new artists books, “50 Years of Work,” and “One Year of the Blued Trees Symphony.” Copies of both will be for sale on site however, the launch will have limited space and require a RSVP. Confirmation of time, date and details will be announced shortly.”Using ecological art to spark environmental conservation” an interview of me by Kamea Chayne of the Green Dreamer podcast, is now available (also on iTunesSpotify,GooglePodcastsGooglePlayStitcher, and any other podcast app).

Living Quilt for Santa Rosa

“Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” is a public art project by artist Jane Ingram Allen that was installed on Nov. 25, 2018 and funded by a grant from the City of Santa Rosa, CA. This video shows the progress of the “quilt” from installation to blooming flowers over 6 plus months. The photos are by Timothy S. Allen. This installation consists of a handmade paper quilt in the flying gees pattern that was installed on a bed of soil with a headboard and footboard of woven branches. Many local volunteers helped to make the quilt and install it. The handmade paper dissolves as mulch and the seeds sprout and grow to produce a living quilt.