Apr. 14th, 2017

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National Constitution Center 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA Copyright 2017, Bob Bruhin. All rights reserved. (prints via bruhin.us/Q7)

Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XIII – our thirteenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place from July 7th – July 30th, 2017. This year’s distinguished jurors are Aria Dean and David Hartt.

This opportunity is particularly for emerging artists without commercial representation who push boundaries in terms of form and content, employ alternative methodologies and want to expose their practice to new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking.

Applicants may submit up to five works in any media. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 7th, 2017. A new discounted submission fee will be extended to any early applications submitted before April 14th. Links to the Slideroom application and prospectus PDF can be found at the Vox Populi website here:



Aria Dean

Dean is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She currently holds the position of Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has been featured in Artforum, The New Inquiry, Real Life Magazine, Topical Cream Magazine, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Dean has shown at Arcadia Missa (London), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and Club Pro (Los Angeles). In September, she has a solo exhibition at American Medium (NYC). She also co-directs Los Angeles gallery and project space As It Stands LA. Currently, Dean’s research, writing, and visual work explore the relationship and resonances between blackness, media, and communication and information technologies. She works primarily through text and sculpture to hypothesize an apocalyptic blackness.

David Hartt

Hartt is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. He has extensive experience using video and photography to carry out research related to vernacular cultures, anthropology, and architectural history. David is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow in 2012, and received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2011. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art, LA><ART, Or Gallery in Vancouver, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Born in Montreal, he has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. David currently serves as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.


April 5 – 14: $10*

April 15 – May 7: $35

*Applications received through Friday April 14th are offered at a discount to allow greater financial accessibility to our open call.

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants should submit a short statement, resume and up to five work samples (including images, audio files or short texts). Selected artists need to provide installation ready work complete with hardware. Vox Populi will exercise the same care in respect to loans as it does in safekeeping its own property. We urge you to consider the DIY and high traffic nature of Vox Populi’s exhibition and event environment.

To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and can be accessed here.


Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Notification Date: Beginning June 2017

Artwork Drop-off: June 28th – 30th, 2017

Installation: July 1st – 7th, 2017

Exhibition: July 7th – 30th, 2017

Artwork Pick-up: July 31st – August 1st, 2017


Write an email to juried@voxpopuligallery.org – no phone calls please

Source: Vox Populi > VOX XIII – open call for applications

Oscar Casas, Argentine tango teacher extraordinaire, will return to Philadelphia for several days of workshops, milongas and private lessons Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9

We’ll be offering at least 6 workshops plus the opportunity to study privately with this renowned maestro, Get to know him at a Gala Milonga at the Ethical Society scheduled for Friday, May 5. and a special Milonga en Casa Sunday May 7.

EVENTS Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency

All Workshops are at the Intermediate/Advanced level except for

Friday All Levels pre-milonga workshop (#2)

All workshops are taught by Oscar Casas partnered by Lesley Mitchell

Workshops are 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 min. practice session.

Advanced dancers may bring dedicated partners to any workshop.

THURSDAY, May 4 at Buttonwood Studio

7:00 – 8:30 pm Workshop 1: Boleos Milongueros in Close Embrace.

Get to know Oscar at dinner afterwards!

FRIDAY, May 5 at Ethical Society of Philadelphia

8 – 9:30 pm Workshop 2: Milonguero Figures & the Embrace (All levels)

This class explains all the most comfortable, efficient and elegant

ways to develop a social dance. (Inter/Adv)

9:30 pm – 1:30 am GALA Milonga, performance by Oscar Casas & Partner.

SATURDAY, May 6 at Buttonwood Studio

2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 3: Masculine Versus Feminine Adornments

Elegant body expressions that accompany pauses in the music.


4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 4: 100% Cadencia (Cadence)

A challenging, classic milonguero technique that softens movements including tango suspensions.(Inter/Adv)

SUNDAY, May 7 at Buttonwood Studio

2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 5: How to Dance Tango Between the Figures

Tango is not the figures. Between the figures are musical movements that help maintain the flow of dance.(Inter/Adv)

4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 6: Vals, Consecutive Turns.

Turns on two axes, with followers’ adornments, are important for developing the vals. (Inter/Adv)

6:30 to midnight A Special Milonga en CASA.

6:30 pm appetizers, 7 pm potluck dinner, 8 to midnight tango dancing at Buttonwood Studio.

MONDAY, May 8 (subject to adequate enrollment)

7 – 8:30 pm Workshop 7: Lapices con Paradas (Pencils with Stops)

Technique for men and women focusing on these excellent figures for the social dance floor. (Advanced)

PRIVATE LESSONS with Oscar, Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9,

at Buttonwood Studio. Contact us to schedule.

See him dance here partnered by Jesica Arfenoni:



Oscar Casas was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers and successful milonga organizers. Oscar absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.

Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is highly respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.

Source: Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency at DancePhiladelphia

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Loft District 12th and Callowhill Streets Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, 12 May, 2010 (prints via ehood.us/4gH)

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