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Posting Notice: The Long Days of Summer

by The AFC Staff on August 1, 2017

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We’re taking a short break for the month of August so we can plan for the new season. We’ve got a lot up our sleeves and we can’t wait to tell you about it. Look for us in September for some big announcements. See you then!

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Support AFC and Bid on Works by Katherine Bradford, Ross Bleckner and more!

by The AFC Staff on April 14, 2017
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Let the bidding begin! The Art F City 12th anniversary paddle8 auction is live, which means you’ve got exactly two weeks to secure that work you love. Our auction closes April 28th, so be sure to watch it carefully!

Bid on fantastic works by Edgar Arceneaux, Trudy Benson, Ross Bleckner (selected by Joshua Abelow), Katherine Bradford, Erik Den Brejeen, Jessica Dickinson, David Humphrey, Emily Noelle Lambert, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Michael Scoggins, and Mark Tribe.

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Next 50 People to Buy an AFC Goth Benefit Ticket Get a Limited Edition T-Shirt!

by The AFC Staff on April 7, 2017
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When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Advanced Tickets:

  • Artist/Student/Musician—$75.
  • Individual—$150
  • Gothic coupling (the ultimate date night for those who come in costume):$250

Additional donation levels and perks available. Tickets at the door cost $100 for artists and $200 for individuals. 
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Good news readers! If you’re one of the next 50 people to buy a ticket to the Art F City Goth Benefit, you get a limited edition t-shirt out of the deal. This isn’t any ordinary t-shirt. We worked with designer Phillip Niemeyer to produce this design, which pairs the famous logo of the Bauhaus School of Design—later, appropriated and popularized by the goth band, Bauhaus, with the Art F City Goth Opera logo. Perfectly balanced, this design represents the brave spareness within the best Modernist work, with the courage imbued within goth culture and the art world at large. But act fast. There are only 50 t-shirts and they won’t be available for long.

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Dancing in the Dark: The Art F City Goth Benefit

by The AFC Staff on March 31, 2017
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When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Tickets:

  • Artist/Student/Musician—$75.
  • Individual—$150
  • Gothic coupling (the ultimate date night for those who come in costume):$250

Additional donation levels and perks available. Tickets at the door cost $100 for artists and $200 for individuals. 

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Whether Bauhaus has been on your playlist since before iTunes existed or you’re a black-lipstick virgin, the April 18th Art F City Goth Benefit is an event for you. The more black you wear, the better your night.

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Announcing the Art F City Goth Opera with Joseph Keckler! A Benefit You’ll Never Forget!

by The AFC Staff on March 21, 2017
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When: April 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Collapsable Hole, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $75-$2000
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We are a people in mourning. A dark shadow has been cast from Gotham’s blackest tower, stretching across the land. We lament at its doorstep.

We, the nation’s bloggers, journalists, artists, and critics were some of the first to cry. But our cries went unheeded. Now we must paint our lips in the darkest of hues and adorn our bodies with the garments of bereavement. It is time for our sadness to be made visible.

It is time for a Goth Opera.

In an era when independent journalism couldn’t be more critical, Art F City will throw its first goth opera to benefit this essential work, featuring the rich, versatile 3+ octave voice of Joseph Keckler.  Like a black velvet hood, our event will instill an element of mystery opulence—all in support of independent journalism and the arts in 2017.

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Art F City Announces New Commissions Program to Support Artists/Writers Affected by Trump Policies

by The AFC Staff on January 31, 2017
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These are not good times. None of Donald Trump’s bat-shit crazy ideas should ever see the light of day, much less take the form of executive orders (EO). But here we are, 12 days into his presidency and the chaos is taking root. Trump’s EO on visa bans effects 7 countries, approximately 90,000 people directly and innumerable more indirectly. His tariff plan to pay for a needless wall between the US and Mexico will cost Americans billions. And it’s already costing Mexicans—the peso is at a record low due to increased worries of Trump-led trade war.

None of this is beneficial to the country or the world, so we need to respond. There are many ways to do this, but here at AFC we’ve settled on a fairly direct approach. For the next year, we’re allocating $4,000 of our commissions budget to supporting artists, writers and cultural workers effected by Trump’s policies. If we’re able to raise more money for the program, we’ll increase that number.

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Art F City and NYSRP Present: Taxes for Artists with Accountant Hannah Cole

by The AFC Staff on January 19, 2017
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Art F City and the New York Studio Residency Program (NYSRP) present Taxes for Artists, a talk by accountant and artist Hannah Cole. Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, Hannah has a unique vantage point for understanding the financial challenges of freelancers and small creative businesses.

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Art F City’s Strange Genitals Opens Next Thursday at AICAD Seminar Gallery

by The AFC Staff on October 26, 2016
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Announcing the AFC curated show our readers could have predicted.

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The Art F City Fall Fundraiser: Because Mexico Won’t Pay

by The AFC Staff on October 7, 2016
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Trump gave less to his foundation than AFC’s annual programming budget. Let’s show him how it’s done. If our supporters can beat Donald Trump’s own donation of $30,000, before election day, the first 100 donors get a William Powhida Drumpf print!

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AFC’s Guided Bushwick Gallery Tour and Dinner

by The AFC Staff on July 6, 2016
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AFC is pleased to announce a guided tour of Bushwick galleries, followed by dinner and drinks. Your $250 ticket gets you a shuttled to seven Bushwick galleries, followed by a meal, drinks, and discussion at artist haunt Hi Hello. We only have room for 10 guests, so please reserve your tickets early!

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