IF ONLY


Olive Free Library
September 26 - November 7, 2020
opening reception Saturday, September 26 from 2 – 4 pm
4033 Rt 28 A
West Shokan, NY

IF ONLY, an exhibition of works by five regional artists who incorporate feminist issues in their artworks, curated by Nathalie Andrews.

Participating Artists: Natali Bravo-Barbee, Jacinta Bunnell, Carole Kunstadt, Yvette Lewis, and Katharine Umsted.

Although 2020 is the centennial of the women's right to vote in the USA, the struggle for women's rights continues. There are still many issues facing most women in this country (and around the world) today that prevent true gender equality. IF ONLY shows the works of five female artists that focus on feminist issues in their artworks. Rather than just hitting the streets with placards, they chose to present their thoughts in the form of art that everyone can view and appreciate.  



SMOKESHOW


Lockwood Gallery
March 14 - April 11, 2020
747 Route 28
Kingston, NY

Kunstadt's PRESSING ON Series joins intriguingly eclectic works in Lockwood's SMOKESHOW Exhibition. 



HeArt of the Book


Artworks Loveland
February 14 - March 28, 2020
Opening Reception February 14, 6 - 9 pm
Loveland, CO

Artists across the country are exhibiting 2D and 3D works that are inspired by books as subject matter, form and materials. Jurors Alicia Bailey, Director of Abecedarian Gallery and Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski have chosen a selection of sad irons from Kunstadt's PRESSING ON Series. 



The Art of the Book


Rochester Public Library
December 4, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Rochester, NY

Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXIII, Sacred Poem LXVIII and Sacred Poem LXXI are featured in Rochester Public Library's 2019 International Art of the Book Exhibition. Books continue to ensnare the imagination, both for their form and content. Artists manipulate those two components to create breathtaking, mind-bending works of art which tease and cajole people to consider the intricacies of paper, ink, words and meaning. 



In Pursuit of Color


Lockwood Gallery
November 9, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Kingston, NY

A vibrant group exhibition of twenty four of the mid-Hudson regions extaordinary visual artists, curated by Alan Goolman. A selection of drawings from Kunstadt's Markings Series is beautifully installed in Lockwood Gallery.



Material World


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
October 26 - November 24, 2019
Woodstock, NY

The materials used to make art have evolved throughout history. Over the course of the last century, the traditional forms of painting, printmaking, and sculpture have gone through transformation after transformation and new media have proliferated. Simultaneously, the everyday material world of experience has been transformed by technology. This exhibition examines how art practice and artists’ points of view have been altered in relation to these material metamorphoses. Curated by Julie Torres, co-director of LABspace, Kunstadt's sculpture Sacred Poem LXVI  has been selected. 



SALLY


The Old Stone House, Artpoetica Project Space & Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse
October 16 - January 26. 2020
Brooklyn, NY

SALLY, a collaborative project, brings together artists, writers, and performers intrigued by how the quest for intimacy can alter the trajectory of a woman’s life. Some explore the narratives of women, like Sally Hemings, whose destinies are inextricably interwoven with those they knew, and whose lives have often been erased or forgotten. Others infuse their work and methodologies with an urgency that underscores their compulsion to map their own and others’ undaunted passion and drive. At this critical juncture, with women’s autonomy once again under attack, another meaning of SALLY seems particularly relevant: a sudden charge out of a besieged place. SALLY explores how artists confront myriad issues of agency, and use community and collaboration to undercut the status quo, and construct lives of integrity and purpose.

SALLY will be presented in three distinctly different exhibition spaces that serve a variety of communities, ensuring that the exhibition will reach both art and non–art audiences. Curators - JoAnne McFarland, founder and Artistic Director of Artpoetica Project Space and Sasha Chavchavadze, founder of Proteus Gowanus. Kunstadt's sculptures Margaret & Angelino are installed in The Old Stone House and an installation of PRESSING ON in Artpoetica.  



Speechless - The Art of Communication


Brush & Reed Fine Art Calligraphy Studio
October 11 - November 9, 2019
Kingston, NY

Silence is a gate through which all communication must pass. Experiences of grief, horror, and isolation can render one speechless; but so can profound experiences of beauty, love, and connection. That which is speechless longs also to be shared, impossibly, imperfectly—to speak to some quiet place within each of us. To be speechless, is sometimes simply to pause. And to listen. Works here each have a deep listening within them, an impossible kind of speech. They ask that we rethink not just the nature of language, but the tools and vessels of communication themselves. Personal, intuitive fiber arts by Kat Howard remind us that we can take legacies like sinew and wool in our hands and remake them. In the hands book artist, Carole Kunstadt, psalms, and histories are woven revelations that even something as seemingly ossified as a text or tradition also points to its own transcendence. In her hands, books are windows and doors looking in two directions at once. Speechless is a celebration of the freedom and courage of transformation. Of the silent labors of getting it born. It is a reminder to pull the light from the dark— as sound healing artist, Nini de la Torre’s, iridescent canvases ask us to do—-transforming not just the landscape, but the very sensory modes with which we perceive it, ourselves, and the spaces between. Works by calligraphic artists Barbara Bash, Elinor Aishah Holland, and Jena Argenta remind us that language has always been a sacred, often martial art. It wraps its arms around an unsayable kind of stillness — where mark and motion are one.
 


In God We Trust: Reflections on Religion in America


Hera Gallery
October 12 - November 16, 2019
Wakefield, RI

The exhibition is an exploration of both the diversity and ubiquity of faith in America and the complex ways in which religion intersects with American culture. Juror, Curator Nzeka Pfeifer has selected Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXXIX. In collaboration with the 2019 Honors Colloquium at the University of Rhode Island, In God We Trust exhibits artwork in all media that reflects the diversity of all religions, its adherents and its effects on American culture. Hera Gallery founded in 1974 is the 5th oldest women founded gallery space in the US.

Curator's talk



Freed Formats: the book reconsidered


Five Points Gallery
September 19 - October 19
Torrington, CT

This is a traveling exhibition (March - October 2019) of book art curated by Chris Perry and Alice Walsh, featuring 135 works from 53 artists representing 17 US states and 2 countries. Ones response to what a book means varies, but book art engages anyone who has ever read, written or for that matter, just held a book in their hands. Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXX and Sacred Poem CII as well as PRESSING ON No. 5 and PRESSING ON No. 55 are showcased.

A catalogue and an audio tour are available.

Review in the New Haven Independant.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists & Mark Twain 
Library, Ridgefield & Redding, CT - March 30 - April 28
Putnam Arts Council & Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY - May 12 - June 9
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT - June 15 - July 28


10th Anniversary Edition of A Book About Death: The Last Waltz


September 14 - November 2, 2019
Islip Art Museum
East Islip, NY

A Book About Death (ABAD) is an on-going, unbound, unpaginated book produced by artists worldwide. It was inspired by American artist Ray Johnson (1927–1995) and initiated by Matthew Rose as an international collective art project in 2009. Taking the name A Book About Death from Ray Johnson, Rose paid homage to the founder of mail art and at the same time offered international artists the opportunity to explore the theme of death through postcard sized works in editions of 500 - thus creating a “book.” Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to collect the free artwork and create their own unbound book about death. ABAD 2019 Curator LuAnn T. Palazzo. Kunstadt is represented by her photopostcard Margaret and Angelino. Complete sets of ABAD, 10th Anniversary Edition will be included in the Permanent Collections of - Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; MoMA, NY, NY;The Waskomium, Burlington, VT; Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Arts Archive, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Musee de la Poste, Paris, France; Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland, ARTPOOL, Budapest, Hungary; Museum fur Kommunikation, Berlin, Germany; Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany; Museum fur Kommunikation, Bern, Switzerland.



Brand 47 - Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper


Brand Library and Art Center
September 7 - October 25, 2019
Glendale, CA

Alma Ruiz, independent curator, Senior Fellow at Sotheby’s Institute of Art/Claremont Graduate University and former senior curator at LAMoCA has selected Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LVIX. The exhibition includes a diverse array of three-dimensional works as well as an expanding range of approaches to the two-dimensional paper surface.

Catalog.



On A Different Page


Mikhail Zakin Gallery at the Art School at Old Church
September 3 - October 18
Demarest, NJ

Curated by Eileen Ferrara, "Books are an intrinsic part of our culture....As windows into the past, means of communication, treasured object, place for self expression, or favorite storybook, books inspire in myriad ways. Each artist in On A Different Page, pursues their own particular vision in their work using the book as an art form. Their ability to inspire in so many ways is a testament to the unique and irreplaceable experience of books." Featuring eight artists including Carole Kunstadt. 

Previous iteration: New Jersey City University, Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, November 9 - December 14, 2017



An Artistic Legacy: 1+ 1+ 1


Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
August 10 - December 29, 2019
Woodstock, NY

An Artistic Legacy: 1+1+1 curated by Janice LaMotta presents the work of an historic Woodstock artist, the work of their descendant and the work of a contemporary artist selected by the descendant. An Artistic Legacy: 1+1+1 celebrates the work of eight artists/artist couples who have lived and worked in the Woodstock region each represented by a piece selected from either a private collection or a work represented in the Permanent Collection of the WAAM. The artists featured are Manuel Bromberg/Jane Dow Bromberg; Robert Angeloch/Nancy Summers; Austin Mecklem/Marianne Appel; Ernest Frazier; Wendell Jones/Jane Jones; Eleanore Lockspeiser, Milton Avery/Sally Avery and Bruce Currie/Ethel Magafan. Kunstadt's Markings No. 67 is included in continuum with works by Ernest and Xhosa Frazier. An Artistic Legacy: 1+1+1 is presented in conjunction with Woodstock Collects, a town-wide collaboration among Woodstock’s five arts organizations – WAAM, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock School of Art and the Historical Society of Woodstock, in which each organization conceptualized their interpretation of an exhibition that brings to light historic Woodstock artworks from private and institutional collections. 



FOCUS: Illumination


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
August 10- September 1, 2019
Woodstock, NY

Illumination is open to many interpretations - questions of light, sound, spirit, belonging and representation are asked and explored in this show. Artist, Director O+ Festival, Juror Joe Concra has selected Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXXXIX, Sacred Poem LXXVIII and Sacred Poem XXIII, as one of ten participating artists.



Natural Inclinations: Carole Kunstadt and Marieken Cochius


ARTBAR Gallery
July 6 - 27, 2019
Kingston, NY

A two person exhibition featuring over fifty works on paper and sculpture by Marieken Cochius and Carole Kunstadt.



Unbound Vol. IX


ArtisTree Gallery
July 26 - August 24, 2019
South Pomfret, VT

UNBOUND VOL. IX explores the idea of "the book" and all the ways artists use that format as a stepping off point or as material to explore new ideas. Opening in conjunction with the kick off of Bookstock! Kunstadt's PRESSING ON No. 83, No. 91 and No. 106 are featured. 



Magnitude SEVEN


Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
May 31 - June 28, 2019
Cincinnati, OH

Having a couple of galleries full of hand-sized works is a joyful experience of small things well made, a menagerie of creativity, and a poignant reminder that bigger is not always better. This fifteenth annual exhibit of works no larger than seven inches in any dimension showcases thirty-three works by 23 artists from across the U.S. and Canada for presentation in the gallery. PRESSING ON: Homage to Hannah More, No. 87 has been selected. 



FAR & WIDE


Woodstock Artiosts Association & Museum
May 11 - June 9, 2019
Woodstock, NY

Juror, Kimberly Camp, Former President of the Barnes Foundation brings a distinctive point of view to the selection of the artists. There are pieces that are innovative in both form and content and also works that have been created within the boundaries of traditional genres but nevertheless break new ground. Kunstadt's sculpture Sacred Poem XCIII is included. 



PAPER 2019


Silvermine Arts Center
April 3 - May 16, 2019
New Canaan, CT

The aim of the PAPER 2019 exhibition is to highlight the vitality, diversity, sense of experimentation and skillful execution and the many ways in which contemporary artists approach this material. Curator, Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC has selected Kunstadt's PRESSING ON No. 52.

Catalog.



Interfaith Biennial


Dominican University
September 2018 - August 2020
River Forest, IL

The Interfaith Biennial Exhibition is a juried exhibition that represents works of art from multiple disciplines that comment on the theme of Love and Truth: an Expression of Interfaith Diversity (pdf). The first exhibit opened in 2012 and was dedicated to representing a welcoming environment on campus for a diverse array of faith and value-based beliefs in many aspects, including that of the visual arts. The current exhibit is on display in the Lewis Link until August 2020. A trio of Sacred Poems are showcased in the Biennial along with ten other artists' works selected by Curator Jessica Cochran, University of Chicago and faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



Drawings/Works on PAPER, Part Two


Buster Levi Gallery
March 1 - 31, 2019
Cold Spring, NY

Seven Buster Levi Artist Members each invite an artist with whom to exhibit works on paper. Invited and inspired by Ada Pilar Cruz, Carole P. Kunstadt will exhibit her Sacred Poems. 



Still Still Moving


The Howland Cultural Center
March 2 - 31, 2019
Beacon, NY

In celebration of Women's History Month and in anticipation of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in 2020, this exhibition embraces the struggle towards diversity and celebrates a more inclusive society. Kunstadt's OVUM VII, VIII/Breakthrough are included with works by over 30 women artists. Curated by Eleni Smolen, Theo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY.
 


WORDS: Text in Art


COLLECTIVE
January 25 - February 24, 2019
Woodstock, NY

Curated by Jicky Schnee. Artists participating: Alice Schavoir, Anthony Haden-Guest, Peter Sutherland, Nin Brudermann, Carole Kunstadt, Doug Navarra, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Robert Ohnigian and Jicky Schnee. An installation of Kunstadt's PRESSING ON Series is featured. 



Carole Kunstadt: PRESSING ON


Solo Gallery
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
December 1 - 30, 2018
Woodstock, NY

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum presents Carole Kunstadt: PRESSING ON, a solo exhibition comprised of works on/of paper and sculpture. Exhibited are OVUM and PRESSING ON from her Heroine Series, which evolved with the awareness of the persistent and dedicated life's work and writings of Margaret Fuller in the 19th C. and Hannah More in the 18th C.  Examining each of these trailblazers, reveals not only the depth and density of deep seated issues, but also informs us of the progression within our culture, inspiring us to continue to raise one's  voice to inequality and injustice. 2018 Solo shows were selected by juror Kenise Barnes, Director of Kenise Barnes Fne Art. 



The Book As Art: Flight Edition


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport
October 2018 - October 2019
Atlanta, GA

The Book as Art: Flight Edition is drawn from the five versions of The Book as Art, an annual juried exhibition of artists’ books organized by the Decatur Arts Alliance. The airport show will introduce us not only to new interpretations of an ancient concept but also to questions and ideas on 21st century form and format. The artwork reflects the range of work being done in the medium of artists’ books and provides a thought provoking and stimulating visual and conceptual layover for passengers. Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXXV and Sacred Poem LXVII are featured.

Online catalog.



The Art of the Book


Rochester Public Library
November 7, 2018 - January 9, 2019
Rochester, NY

Kunstadt's Sacred Poem XVIII, Sacred Poem XXXV and Sacred Poem XXIII are featured in Rochester Public Library's 2018 International Art of the Book Exhibition. Sacred Poem XXXV has been awarded Best of Show. Books continue to ensnare the imagination, both for their form and content. Artists manipulate those two components to create breathtaking, mind-bending works of art which tease and cajole people to consider the intricacies of paper, ink, words and meaning. 



TERRA inFIRMA


Dr. Bernard Heller Museum
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
September 6, 2018 - June 28, 2019
New York, NY

TERRA inFIRMA, presents work that focuses on climate change and global warning through the lens of Jewish values and contemporary social activism. Laura Kruger, Museum Curator, explains, “According to our tradition, God created the earth and we are instructed to tend it and preserve it for future generations. It is our responsibility as the earth’s stewards to take action and effect positive change.” Kunstadt's woven vintage photo-postcard folio Valle de la Meuse: an environmental paradigm is featured. 



Fire In The Belly


Burnette Gallery
October 11 - November 25, 2018
Woodstock, NY

Kunstadt and Laura Gurton curated an exhibition celebrating the female spirit. showcasing twenty six women artists from the Hudson Valley and greater New York: Undine Brod, Amy Cheng, Tricia Cline, Orly Cogan, Susan Spencer Crowe, Penny Dell, Kara Eletto, Carla Goldberg, Laura Gurton, Kay Kenny, Simone Kestelman, Sky Kim, Carole Kunstadt, Janice La Motta, Alise Loebelsohn, Portia Munson, Debra Priestly, Ann Provan, Arlene Rush, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Jicky Schnee, Judy Sigunick, Louise P. Sloane, Julia Santos Solomon, Terry Ann Tomlinson and Jayoung Yoon. 



Opulence: Not Everything That Glitters Is Gold


The Center For Book Arts
July 11 - September 22, 2018
New York, NY

Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts. the 2018 Artist Members Exhibition, featuring artist members as well as invited artists, focuses on artworks that look behind the velvet curtain, in particular at our current economic, social, political, ecological, and cultural issues/concerns. Oxymoron, contradiction, and irony are key to these playful works that have multiple lawyers of meaning and interpretations including a grouping from Kunstadt's PRESSING ON Series. 



Scripted: Carole P. Kunstadt


Union Arts Center
July 20 - September 30, 2018
Sparkill, NY

Union Arts Center presents Scripted: Carole P. Kunstadt, a solo exhibition featuring selections from Kunstadt's Sacred Poem and Markings Series are a vehicle for the exploration of life's vulnerabilities, an expression of gratitude and a platform for sanctity, contemplation and playfulness.



Cornucopia IX


Art Students League of Denver Gallery
Abecedarian Artists' Books
August 24 - September 28, 2018
Denver, CO

PRESSING ON: Homage to Hannah More, No. 6, No. 15, No. 40 are featured in Cornucopia IX selected by Juror Sha Towers, Art Liaison Librarian and Associate Director of the Central Libraries Baylor University, Waco, Texas and curated by Abecedarian Artists' Books. 



The Book As Art v.6: Pulp


Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library
August 10 - September 28, 2018
Decatur, GA

These book/objects interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form. Book As Art: Pulp is the sixth edition of this critically acclaimed artist book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013.  Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXIII and Sacred Poem LXVIII are featured.

Online catalogue.



Wordplay


Woman Made Gallery
July 6 - 28, 2018
Chicago, IL

Woman Made Gallery is proud to present the exhibition ‘Wordplay,’ an exploration of how artists intertwine text and image to deliver message and effect change. From handwriting to video, poetic thought to political activism, this group of artists incorporate letters, numbers and symbols to give meaning to their art. Juror artist/curator Vernita Nemec selected Sacred Poem XXXIII. 



Triennial


ArtsWestchester Gallery
May 8 - July 28, 2018
White Plains, NY

The Hudson River Valley has long been a source of inspiration to artists and a hub of creative activity. The ArtsWestchester Triennial showcases the vanguard of the region’s arts community, offering a snapshot of what’s now and what’s new in contemporary visual art. The Inaugural Triennial Exhibition features fifteen artists of the Hudson Valley, selected by curators Marc Straus, Marc Straus Gallery and Paola Morsiani, Brodsky Center at Rutgers University. Featured is an installation of Kunstadt's recent work PRESSING ON: Homage to Hannah More. 



Paper, Rock, Scissors


Five Points Gallery
March 1 - April 7, 2018
Torrington, CT

A grouping of works from PRESSING ON: Homage to Hannah More are featured in the eclectic group exhibition Paper, Rock, Scissors. Exhibiting artists - May Babcock, Andrew Buck, Walter Kendra, Carole Kunstadt, Leslie Landau, Joyce Miller, Ben Parker, Chris Perry, Rashmi Talpade. Artists' Conversation, March 23.



Books Undone: the art of altered books


The Gallery at Penn College, Madigan Library
January 11 - February 28, 2018
Williamsport, PA

The Gallery at Penn College is pleased to highlight the community of artists working in this important medium and to share the artists’ messages in Books Undone: the art of altered books - an exhibition of altered books, book objects, collages, sculptures, installations, and video. Juror Jason Thompson, founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery has selected a trio of Sacred Poems.



Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art


Hill-Stead Museum
June 16 - September 4, 2017
Farmington, CT

In celebration of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival's 25th Anniversary, the Hill-Stead Museum presents Boundless: Altered Book in Contemporary Art, three unique approaches to transforming and exploring the malleability of the form, creating new structures and experiences of the codex, guest curated by Carole Kunstadt. Works by three contemporary artists: Erin Walrath, Chris Perry and Carole P. Kunstadt, will be installed among the many rare first editions and early volumes in the Pope family’s personal library transforming them into a contemporary sculpture gallery featuring the texts re-imagined. The Museum, a National Historic Landmark, develops, preserves, documents, displays and interprets its exceptional Impressionist paintings, 1901 historic house, collections and 152-acre landscape for the benefit of present and future generations. Book Arts Panel Discussion, August 6, 3 - 4 pm. By tour only. 



Bound and Unbound IV


University Libraries at the University of South Dakota
August 21, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Vermillion, SD

Juror, artist Eli Show, chose works which "are ruminations and ideations of what the book as an object has a chance to become once divorced from its original intent...The object is reborn/transmuted/challenged........Bound and Unbound IV is the sum of its parts, an exhibition of books undone and put back together." Kunstadt's Sacred Poem XCIII is featured.



The Book as Art v5.0: Illuminated


Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library
August 11 - September 29, 2017
Decatur, Georgia

The luminous sheen of copper, brass, gold leaf and enamel lights up the annual Book as Art: Illuminated. The Decatur Arts Alliance, DeKalb Library Foundation and Georgia Center for the Book presents the fifth edition of The Book as Art coinciding with the Decatur Book Festival. Jurors Anne Beidler, Daniel Essig, and John Risseeuw have selected Sacred Poem LXVI.



Unbound Vol. VII


ArtisTree Gallery
July 28 - August 26, 2017
South Pomfret, VT

Juror Bill Hanscom selected Sacred Poem LXIII, Sacred Poem LXVIII and Sacred Poem LXXI for this seventh annual show of work exploring "the book" as concept, object and format, in conjunction with the Bookstock Library Festival in Woodstock, VT.



Declaration of Sentiments: Reflections on the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote in New York State


Athens Cultural Center
June 3 - August 20, 2017
Athens, NY

The Athens Cultural Center celebrates the suffrage movement with this exhibition curated by Carrie Feder. The exhibit is a historical and a conceptual exploration of the women's right to vote as well as a literal declaration of sentiments by contemporary women artists as they reflect upon the struggle in the past, present, or in their own lives. "A Declaration of Sentiments" mixes art and artifacts and asks both the artist and the audience to look at history and art in a new and provocative way. Kunstadt's Sacred Poem XXXIII as well as assemblages Ovum I, Ovum II - Homage to Margaret Fuller are included. 



FAR & WIDE


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
May 6 - 28, 2017
Woodstock, NY

Juror, Bruce Weber, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of the City of New York, has selected Kunstadt's sculpturel Sacred Poem XXX for this 9th Annual Woodstock Regional Exhibition.



Off The Walls


Greene County Council on the Arts
April 22 - May 27, 2017
Catskill, NY

Sculptor, guest curator, Willie Cole has selected Kunstadt's Interlude No. 9. Off The Walls will be dedicated to 2D and 3D artwork made of recycled/re-purposed materials, with the goal of bringing the environment to life in ways previously unimagined. 



Abstract Evocative


Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
April 1 - 30, 2017
Woodstock, NY

Abstract art seems to spring forth from one of two directions: from the soul or from nature, and either way it has its own evocative power. That’s what the title of this exhibition refers to: does the art take you somewhere? Is it evocative? Norm Magnusson, Artist and Independent Curator, has selected ten Hudson Valley artists for this exhibition featuring abstract works that move towards evocation of the physical world and have the power to help us see the world around us through a different lens. Kunstadt's Interlude and Sacred Poem Series are showcased.



Materials: Hard + Soft


Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Greater Denton Arts Council
February 4 - May 6, 2017
Denton, TX

Juror Joann Edwards, Executive Director/Founder of the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA has selected Sacred Poem LXXXIX for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media.

Catalog available



Spirited Lines


Gallery at Lifebridge Sanctuary
October 2016 - February 2017
Rosendale, NY

A comprehensive solo exhibition of Kunstadt's ongoing series - The Sacred Poems and Markings are a vehicle for the exploration of life's vulnerabilities, an expression of gratitude and a platform for sanctity, contemplation and playfulness, beautifully installed in the natural and rustic retreat center. 



PATTERNS


Wired Gallery
November 26 - April 2, 2017
High Falls, NY

Curated by Laura Gurton, an artist working with repeating organic cellular shapes. The different objects or shapes that each of the selected artists use, repeats in recurring and regular compositions. Some of the artists use shapes that mimic nature and others use geometric shapes, some combine the geometric with the organic, all creating their own unique rhythm. Exhibiting artists: Sydney Cash, Susan Spencer Crowe, Laura Gurton, Carole P. Kunstadt, Stephen Niccolls, Carol Struve and Vincent Pomilio.



Small Matters of Great Importance: Paper + Art


Edward Hopper House Art Center
November 19, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Nyack, NY

Juror, Michelle Donnelly, Curator Fellow, Sondra Gilman Study Center at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has selected and designated Sacred Poem LVIII, Sacred Poem XLI and Sacred Poem LVIX for the Award for Excellence in the 23rd Annual Small Matters of Great Importance Exhibition, featuring Works on/of Paper. 



Small Works


Founders Gallery/Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
November 26 - December 31, 2016
Woodstock, NY

Juror Karlyn Benson, Owner/Director of Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY has chosen Kunstadt's Interlude No. 4 for the Laura Gurton/Alan Greenhalgh Award.



Concerning the Spiritual


Foundry Art Centre
November 18, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Saint Charles, MO

The exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal and tangible. Jurors Michael Quintero and Bob Langnas have selected Sacred Poem XIII and Sacred Poem XVIII and awarded the works an Honorable Mention. 



WORD 2016


Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
February 27 - December 17, 2016
Peekskill, NY

HVCCA has a history of exhibitions that feature artists from the international community, some with established careers and stellar reputations as well as those just emerging onto the art stage.  ‘WORD’ is HVCCA’s first open call juried exhibition purposed to highlight talented regional artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their artistic productions.  Some 140 artists applied and 64 artists were selected.  These newer and lesser known works will sit side by side with works of artists such as Beatrice Coron, Dylan Graham (Netherlands), Ann Hamilton (US 1999 Venice Biennale artist), John Mellencamp, Jeffrey Gibson, Job Koelewijn (Netherlands), Laura Kimpton (SLS Miami, Burning Man, California) and Robert Indiana.

Words have appeared historically as artistic forms in illuminated manuscripts, in Arabic text on the walls of mosques and in its mosaic murals, on Chinese calligraphic scrolls.  ‘Word’ as contemporary art form has been popularized by contemporary artists Ruche, Wiener, Kruger and Holzer, Anastasi and others.  Words have the power to hurt and to heal, to be offered as prayer or diatribe. Some of these ‘word’ facets will be explored in the works presented at the HVCCA.  Education programs, word performances and readings by renowned poets Gerald Stern and Cindy Beer Fouhy, will enhance the visual exhibition at the HVCCA.

HVCCA has a history of exhibitions that feature artists from the international community, some with established careers and stellar reputations as well as those just emerging onto the art stage.  ‘WORD’ is HVCCA’s first open call juried exhibition purposed to highlight talented regional artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their artistic productions.  Some 140 artists applied and 64 artists were selected. 

A selection of Kunstadt's Sacred Poems is featured in WORD 2016 which highlights the work of 64 contemporary artists who prominently feature ‘a word’ or ‘words’ in their work. Words have the power to hurt and to heal, to be offered as prayer or diatribe. Some of these facets will be explored in the works presented at the HVCCA.

Artist’s Pages.



Brand 44 - Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper


Brand Library and Art Center
September 24 - October 28, 2016
Glendale, CA

Juror Laddie John Dill has selected Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXVIII for exhibition. Exhibition catalogue includes all 102 works.



MAGNITUDE 7


Manifest Research Gallery & Drawing Center
May 27 - June 24, 2016
Cincinnati, OH

Kunstadt's Sacred Poem CII and Sacred Poem XCIII are included in Magnitude 7 - showcasing work no larger than seven inches in any dimension.

 "....having a couple of galleries full of hand-sized works is somehow a relief steeped in the joy of small things well made, a menagerie of creativity, and a poignant reminder that bigger is not always better." 



Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art


Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
February 5 - June 6, 2016
Scranton, PA

For the twenty four artists in Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, found and mass-produced books are their expressive medium of choice. Viewing themselves as collaborators with their source material, they transform them into sculptures and installations of all sizes and shapes. Between the Covers is exclusive to the Everhart Museum, guest curated by Sarah Tanguy, who has selected a grouping from Kunstadt's Sacred Poem Series.

NPR archived interview recording with curatorial asssitant, Nicole Fleck.



Spirits and Shadows


Gallery 66
May 6 - 29, 2016
Cold Spring, NY

"Spirits and Shadows," unifying the works of five stylistically disparate artists, this exhibition's common thread is the universal concept of "Spirit" be it through mood, memory, materials or its connection to the passage of time. A selection of thirty of Kunstadt's Sacred Poems is featured in the Front Gallery paired with the work of Kaya Deckelbaum. 



NEW YORK REGIONAL


Manifest Research Gallery & Drawing Center
December 11, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Cincinnati, OH

Sacred Poem LXVII has been selected for this exhibition showcasing work from NEW YORK. In this Regional Showcase, eleven works by 9 artists from New York were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication at the close of the season. 



Context


Foundry Art Centre
December 11, 2015 - January 22, 2016
Saint Charles, MO

Juror Buzz Spector, artist, writer, curator and Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis has selected Sacred Poem LXXXIV, Sacred Poem LXXXVI, and Sacred Poem LXXXVII. Context focuses on the intersection of written language and visual arts. 



Curt Teich Postcard Archives Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition (PACE 2015)


Lake County Discovery Museum
January 6 - March 31, 2016
Wauconda, IL

Kunstadt's altered and recombined vinatge photo postcard Paris III is a Merit Award winner. This biennial exhibition, is dedicated to the American Picture Postcard, celebrating the postcard as art and visual document. Additional locations through 2016. 



Gallery Director Invitational


Abecedarian Gallery
November 6 - December 19, 2015
Denver, CO

A selection of works from the Sacred Poem Series will be featured in this invitational exhibition celebrating the artists' book form as one that goes beyond acting as a container for information, as an object that holds more than text and/or images arranged in a set sequence of pages. Several of the artists work with threads and weaving, both materially and conceptually.  



The Divine and Sublime


Drawing Rooms
October 23 - November 22, 2015
Jersey City, NJ

Curated by Anne Trauben, over 30 works from Kunstadt's Sacred Poem and Old Testament Series will be featured in The Divine and Sublime. Fitting for our unique gallery space, a former convent, The Divine and Sublime is an exhibition of works exploring the contemplative, consciousness, nature as a spiritual experience, and the sacred object: employing color, repetition, myth and symbol to evoke meaning. Artists include Buhm Hong, Carole Kunstadt, Cicely Cottingham, Michael Ensminger, Pat Lay, Paula Overbay, Robyn Ellenbogen, and Jill Scipione showing paintings from her Psalms and Prophets series. 



Bound and Unbound III: Altered Book Exhibition


University Libraries at University of South Dakota
August 24, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Vermillion, SD

Sandy Brooke, artist, professor, juror selected Sacred Poem XLIX, to be shown amongst 47 works for this International altered book exhibition. 



Content: Artifact


Abecedarian Gallery
September 17 - October 31, 2015
Denver, CO

Katherine Crowe, Curator of Special Collections and Archives, University of Denver Libraries, Denver, CO, has slelected Kunstadt's folio of altered and recombined antique photogravure postcards, Views of the Moselle/Ansichten der Mosel. Curated by Alicia Bailey and juried by Katherine Crowe, Artifacts bridge the present and the past, creating a tangible connection between us and the artists who have applied the concept of "artifact" to the book in art form. 



Sculptural Wall Pieces


The Gallery - Unison Arts Center
July 5 - September 27, 2015
New Paltz, NY

Curator artists Kaete Brittin Shaw and Annie O'Neill are showcasing work of ten Hudson Valley artists, including Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXVIII, Sacred Poem LXXI and Sacred Poem LXIII. Sculptural Wall Pieces is a lively tribute to the imaginative use of surface treatments and the textural possibilities of materials—both ordinary and unique.
 


The Book as Art: 3.0 No Jacket Required


Gallery  - Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
July 24 - September 18, 2015
Decatur, GA

The Decatur Arts Alliance in conjunction with the Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, is bringing the third edition of the juried exhibition The Book as Art to the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Jurors Margot Ecke, Arlyn Ende and Jeff Rathermel have selected Kunstadt's Sacred Poem XVIII.



Unbound Vol. V


ArtisTree Gallery
July 24 - August 22, 2015
South Pomfret, VT

Juror Peter Madden selected Sacred Poem LXVI, Sacred Poem LXIX and Sacred Poem LXXVII for this fifth annual show of work exploring "the book" as concept, object and format.



Nina Katchadourian: New Sortings


Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild
June 13 - July 19, 2015
Woodstock, NY

Nina Katchadourian: New Sortings will consist of three series from Katchadourian’s ongoing Sorted Books project including a series on-site using the library of Alf Evers (1905-2004), owned by the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. New Sortings will include an interactive series titled Woodstacks, in which area organizations including the Center for Photography at Woodstock as well as local writers and artists including Carole P. Kunstadt, will create individual book stacks from their own collections. These will be constructed using the artist’s Sorted Book process during the course of the exhibition; each individual or group will respond to stacks created before them. 
 


Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected


Minnesota Center for Book Arts
May 8 - July 26, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Readers Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected, a juried exhibition exploring artists’ books that use found or custom-made containers to support narrative and content, which will be on view during MCBA’s Book Art Biennial, July 25-26, 2015, and will be used as a visual resource to inform discussion during the event’s symposium. Jurors Jeff Rathermel, Cathy Ryan, and Susan Hensel have selected Sacred Poem LXX. MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of book arts. 



And The Word Is.......


Gershman Gallery
Gershman Hall at the University of the Arts
January 22 - May 15, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

This exhibition explores the use of religious text in contemporary art, from the straightforward to the ironic. It includes a broad range of media and contemporary conceptual approaches. Kunstadt's Old Testament Series is featured by curator by J. Susan Issacs, PhD.



dispatches from eternity


Theo Ganz Gallery
April 11 - May 3, 2015
Beacon, NY

Hudson Valley artists explore the evocative theme, juxtaposing the sacred and the profane, serenity and chaos, the eternal with the ephemeral, benevolence with atrocity and humor with despair. Kunstadt's Sacred Poem LXXIII and Sacred Poem LXXIX are featured.