oOo To help celebrate the National Parks Service Centennial, Ad Hoc Art is working with the GNR and RAA to liven up your summer! oOo



To come in July/August: We will be involved in some panels and workshops bringing contemporary street art to a unique setting.

NOW, on the front burner: Call for Artists: Submit sketches to be considered for the juried exhibit Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park

July 2 – September 5, 2016, sTudio 7 gallery & garden, Fort Tilden, Rockaway, NY   

Artists are asked to create a panel – 8 feet high x 12 feet wide focusing on one of these topics: Pollinators or Aviators. All styles of street art welcome.

Selected artists receive $1000.00 and a supply budget of $700.00. Artists will paint on-site in RAA’s sTudio 7 gallery and sculpture garden in Ft. Tilden, Rockaway, NY.

Send a 2-3 color sketch, entry form, 2-3 examples of your work to RAA by May 25, 2016.

For further info:!upcoming-exhibitions/c907

We are working with the Rockaway Artists Alliance and Gateway National Recreation Area to mark the National Park Service Centennial with a special exhibit of commissioned works for an exhibit entitled Forbidden Fruit: Street Art in a National Park.

Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) and Gateway National Recreation Area, the National Park in the metro NYC area, are producing a special exhibit of commissioned works of Street Art in Fort Tilden. The exhibit will be shown in Rockaway Artists Alliance’s sTudio 7 Gallery and on specially installed Art Walls on the grounds. This project celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service occurring this year.

Street Art, a permitted activity, is a burgeoning genre and we wish to engage young and emerging artists who can tell visual stories to participate in this unique exhibit. Artists will create and show their works on a sanctioned platform in Fort Tilden, Rockaway, NY.

The opportunity is presented for artists to submit proposals on the categories aviators or pollinators for inclusion in this juried exhibition. There will be 8 feet high x 12 feet wide panels prepared for painting by selected artists.


Artists are asked to design a panel that is 8 feet high x 12 feet wide. Panels are outdoors on the RAA grounds and inside the main exhibition space of the sTudio 7 Gallery. Artists need to submit a rendering of a well-designed visual statement based on one of the below themes. Entries will be judged on overall layout and design telling a fascinating story that accurately depicts the subject. Bonus points for NPS centennial reference.

Audience: General, including children and seniors.

oOo LIC Art Stroll: Intimate tours of three great art spots in Astoria, NY, all in one afternoon! WCMP kicks it off! oOo

LIC Art Stroll: The Welling Court Mural Project, Socrates Sculpture Park, and The Noguchi Museum all in one afternoon!


Sunday, May 15, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Meeting Point: 30th Ave Station, outside Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave), Astoria, NY 11102, 2:00 pm prompt.

Tickets: $ 30.00, advance tickets required 

Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for its first Art Stroll of 2016 on Sunday, May 15th. This very special walking tour features guided tours of street art and graffiti visiting Ad Hoc Art‘s Welling Court Mural ProjectSocrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition, LANDMARK, and The Noguchi Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony.

We will meet at 30th Ave N/Q Station, at 30th Ave and 31st Street, northwest corner, in front of Sai Organics (30-21 30th Ave).

The stroll will begin with a tour of the vibrant street art and graffiti around 30th Avenue and Welling Court, led by Ad Hoc Art curator and Welling Court Mural Project organizer Garrison Buxton.

Rene Gagnon

Artist: Rene Gagnon; Photo: Garrison Buxton

From there the group will move south towards Socrates Sculpture Park for a guided tour of LANDMARK, a series of 8 artist commissions and projects that transform the land of the park both physically and symbolically.

Meg Webster, Concave Room for Bees, Installation view: Socrates Sculpture Park, 2016.

We will then cross Vernon Boulevard to tour The Noguchi Museum’s current exhibition Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than Noguchi himself. The tour will be followed by a matcha making demonstration using Tom Sachs’ tea utensils.

Installation view, Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony, on view through July 24 at The Noguchi Museum. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended.

2:00 pm: Meet 30th Ave Station, Astoria (N,Q Subway lines). We will meet on the street level, northwest corner of 30th Avenue and 31st Street, in front of Sai Organics.

2:15 – 2:45 pm: Tour of the Welling Court Mural Project with Garrison Buxton, the project’s co-organizer and Ad Hoc Art curator

2:45 – 3:45 pm: Guided tour of LANDMARK, Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary exhibition

3:45 – 5:00 pm: Tour of Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony at The Noguchi Museum, followed by matcha demonstration and reception

If you like this stroll, find out what else is going on at LICCA!

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: Meeting point: Sai Organics – 30th Ave Station (N, Q trains) 30-21 30th Ave (at 31st Street), Astoria, NY 11102 – View Map