Saturday, March 28, 2009

Free Encouragement Postcards

In a sweet collaborative project between Erin ( and Jeff (, comes a batch of 10 different postcards sporting love, encouragement, support, and other niceties. In a time filled with economic trouble, these are the perfect things to show your support to the people you love.

My favorite one is the one that states "your new beard makes you look wiser." Check them out!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Facsimile #1 and OBJECTIVE NON NARRATIVE by Shawn Eisenach

For the past couple of months, Shawn Eisenach has been sending us awesome little booklets full of his artwork that he collects each month and binds together and makes editions of around 50 for each issue. You can find them for sale here for a mere $7 bucks.

Shawn was also a participant in The Sketchbook Project 3, and he's made an edition of 25 replicas of his incredible sketchbook that he submitted. Entitled "Exray Style", they are available here for $7!

After tour reflections

Following along with Steven's post from yesterday, I wanted to also reflect on the tour and happenings.

First off, it was great to meet so many of you who've been participating in our projects and all of the people who came to look at the sketchbooks. It was crazy seeing so many people at each show armed with a camera and then seeing all of the photos of the events popping up online afterwords.

To me, the coolest thing about being on the tour, at galleries other than our own, is that it gave me a chance to see the exhibition and project from a whole new angle. When we have shows at Art House I'm stuck running around in the back, helping serve drinks, answering questions, and other forms of TCB (taking care of business). For these 6 shows we just had on the road, I could finally experience the project from the viewer's point of view. Looking through the books in a crowded gallery with hundreds of people all around you looking through thousands of other books, all gushing to their friends about the awesome page they just discovered in the book they were looking at and passing it around brings a whole new dynamic to just viewing them alone in a quiet room. People would grab stacks of 3-5 books and walk away to try to find open space to look through them. By the end of each night, the viewing experience became communal, and the crowds became the curators. With thousands of books on display, it's impossible to view each and every one in a night, but help was given to you in choosing what to look at by the people standing next to you. It was an amazing thing to see.

In addition to the writeups Steven posted, here's some more we've found: - Julian Duron's experience at the Brooklyn show at 3rd Ward
Night Moves: The Sketchbook Project @ Chris’ Jazz Cafe (Philadelphia City Paper)
Doodlers Anonymous
Free People blog
Time Out New York (also in print)
Time Out Chicago (also in print)
The Soulard Art Market Blog (from the curators at the St. Louis stop) (Bushwick, Brooklyn)

Also, you can find a whole bunch of pictures on flickr by doing a search for "sketchbook project"

Thank you again to everyone who participated and made this happen! Like Steven said in the previous post, be ready for May/June!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello! Were home!

Well we made it home. 4,420 miles. We are both really tired and glad to be home. It was an awesome experience though to meet everyone and to have so many people get to be a part of the experience. I'm listing some interesting write ups about the trip below....
- Watch a funny video of Shane and I being interviewed. Im not sure why my tie is off to the side. - PBS!!!

We hope everyone enjoyed this whole thing as much as us! We will be starting sign ups for a bigger and better Sketchbook Tour in May/June!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Photos from the Chicago show

View the full flickr set here.

Photos from Philadelphia, PA

Here's some photos from the show in Phily at Chris' Jazz Cafe

To view all photos from Phily, check out the flickr set!

Washington, DC Pictures

Pictures from The Sketchbook Project exhibition at MOCA DC in Washington, D.C.

To view all the photos from this show, check out the flickr set

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2 down, 5 more to go! Tour Blog #3

Hello all!

Well we just finished the 2nd show of the tour at Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philly. It was a really fun show with a live band playing! After the show we headed into NJ to stay with my father. We got some Pizza when we got here. O, how I missed pizza from up north! Its just not the same in Atlanta. Tomorrow is our first day off! We are supper excited to relax a bit after two REALLY full days. We will be heading up to New York to go to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens so we can see the diner set from Seinfeld. Oh, and the puffy Shirt!!!! Then, on Friday, it's off to Boston!! Should be a good time!

Thanks for being you,


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Washington DC! Tour Blog #2

Hello from good old Washington DC. Well tonight is the first night. It took us 14 hours to make the 10 hour drive from Atlanta to Washington. One because we got a flat tire and two because apparently everything closes in North Carolina when it snows. We finally made it at 11:30 last night. We spent the very cold day here checking out the city and seeing the MOCA DC where the show will be tonight. We are super excited. Though we didn't see Obama, we did stand outside the Whitehouse!! So, if you're in the area we hope to see you at the show tonight! If not we hope to see you at any of the other shows! Pictures of Shane in front of the monument coming soon!


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sketchbook Tour Travel Blog #1 (We haven't left yet)

Welcome to the Art House Travel Blog for our Sketchbook project tour. As you may or may not know, Shane and I are driving those little sketchbooks all over the country to each city we are going. We are hoping to meet lots of the new people and see lots of awesome stuff! Of course we will be keeping you updated every step of the way!

This is my first entry of the tour. Its Saturday and we are leaving in two days. Tonight we meeting up at the gallery to start planning how we are going to fit this all into Shane's little car. It a two door Honda Civic. Not very practical we know! Last night we kicked everything off with the first stop, our gallery here in Atlanta, Ga. What an awesome time it was! We had a huge crowd at the gallery as well as a packed live feed online! I want to say, how awesome everyone's book is. We were BLOWN AWAY about the talent from every book we got! Everyone at the show was also blown away by all your talent. People stayed for hours flipping through all your books!

Monday we set off for Washington DC! Its about a 10 hour drive from Atlanta to Washington. We will arrive late Monday. The show is at the Museum of Contemporary Art DC. Its will be from 7-10 on Tuesday night. Please come visit us and say hi if you are in the area! We would love to meet as many of you as possible.

We will be consistently updating our flickr page with photos of the tour. Not just of the shows, but of the whole experience! Please check it out!

Bon Voyage,

Steven and Shane

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This is beautiful

Art house Curates


We are putting together 2 shows for over the summer that we will be jurying. We will be selecting up to 25 artists for each show. There is no restriction on what you can submit. Here is the info...

Curating The City: Works based around locations and places we live and work.

June 26th, 2009 at Art House Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
$35 to submit up to 5 images for the show.

Art House will select up to 25 artists to show during the exhibition.
Maximum dimensions are 18x24in (can be either portrait or landscape).
To submit, please send a check or money order made out to "Art House" along with a CD that contains up to 5 images in jpg format. Submission date is April 15th, 2009. Artists will be notified by May 1st. All work that is accepted must be delivered to us by June 1st in hanging condition. No phone calls please. Questions should be sent to

Print as a Tryptich

July 24th, 2009 at Art House Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
$35 to submit up to 5 images for the show.

Art House will select up to 25 artists to show during the exhibition.
Maximum dimensions are 18x24in (can be either portrait or landscape).
To submit, please send a check or money order made out to "Art House" along with a CD that contains up to 5 images in jpg format. Submission date is April 15th, 2009. Artists will be notified by May 1st. All work that is accepted must be delivered to us by July 1st in hanging condition. No phone calls please. Questions should be sent to

Submit artwork to:

Art House Gallery
c/o Curates
309 Peters St Unit 1
Atlanta, Ga 30313

Please include a short bio and contact information when submitting.

You can also check out for more info.

Keep checking back though, we will be adding a lot more opportunities other then our projects in the next few weeks!

Thanks for being you.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Art House Artist in Residence 2009

Art House Artist in Residence Program

Art House is selecting artists on an ongoing basis to be an artist in residence. Artists will live in Art House Gallery for one month and will have access to full print shop as well as gallery space. Artist will present work made during residences during the Castleberry Hill Art Walk in Atlanta, GA at the end of the residences. The artist will work with Art House Curator to create a show for the art walk.

Program Cost: $400

Included: Living space, 24 hour access to print shop/ studio (with etching press, letter press, and screen print equipment), Gallery space for art work and free entry into 4 Art House Projects. Featured artist space on Art House website for no less then 3 months.
To apply please email 10 images of your work in JPG format with each file being no bigger then 1mb each, a one page proposal on how you would utilize the space to create a viewer interactive piece, an artist resume, and a one paragraph BIO with contact info included. Please include phone number as well. Please specify which session you would prefer.

There is no charge to apply.

One application per artist.

Application Deadline: April 1st 2009
Artist will be notified by April 10th 2009

Program Dates:

Session 1
: May Art Walk*
Program Dates: May 1st to May 24th 2009
Date of Show: May 22nd 2009

Session 2: August Art Walk*
Program Dates: August 7th to August 30th 2009
Date of Show: May 28th 2009

Session 3: October Art Walk*
Program Dates: October 2nd to October 25th
Date of Show: October 23rd 2009

*Dates are subject to change.

Steven Peterman
Art House Gallery
Please no phone calls.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Helpers Needed!!!

We need some helpers for our Museum of Design Show next week. We need 3-4 people to come help us paint and get the MODA gallery ready for the Scavenger Project and Timeline Project.

We are starting at 10 AM on monday, but anytime you can come would be awesome! Email me at, if you are up for it!

Thanks so much!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Art House at the Museum of Design Atlanta!

Just wanted to let everyone know Art House will be showing a unique version of the Scavenger project and the Timeline project at the Museum of Design Atlanta. The opening will be February 5th from 5-8PM. Find out more about the MODA at Hope to see everyone there!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Scavenger/Timeline Project Shows!

View of the Timeline Project

Patrick Coll made this awesome installation for the scavenger project!

Die hard fans view book!

View of Scavenger project

Katherine, our intern standing next to our GIANT Scavenger list.

Time Lines!

We had all the Scavenger books on a sweet bookcase!