Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof
Statement of collaboration: We are founders, publishers and editors of the influential online publication, the artblog, http://THEartblog.org. artblog, incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit corporation in June, 2010, was named one of the top art blogs by Art in America (2005) and featured by AiA (2007) in a roundtable discussion among five top art blogs. We are included in Wikipedia’s entry on art blogs. artblog began in April, 2003 and now gets about 45,000 pageviews a month from all over the world. artblog grew out of our 22-year collaboration as artists and gallery-goers. It also grew out of our experience as writers. For Roberta and Libby’s individual resumes, scroll down to the bottom.
Accolades & grants
2012 Commonwealth Speakers, 2012-13, selected by PA Council on the Humanities to speak to audiences in the state about contemporary art
2011 Photo Review Award to Libby and Roberta and theartblog for services to the field of photography and the arts, Oct. 22, 2011
2011 Creative Connectors, voted on by Philadelphians in the Leadership Philadelphia Connector Project.
2011 Knight Arts Challenge for Philadelphia. Winning project is artblog First Friday Art Safaris, to begin March, 2012. Selected from a pool of 1,750+ applicants, May 2011
2010 Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Project grant for artblog radio. Funded by the William Penn Foundation and selected by J-Lab, the Institute for Interactive Journalism, Oct. 2010
2010 The SCG Writing Award for both Fallon and Rosof, Southern Graphics Conference National Meeting, March 25, 2010
2010 Knight Foundation grant, for new technologies including podcasts and automating the artblog maps and listings, March 2010
2008 Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts for both Fallon and Rosof, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, May 2008
2008 Honored Guests and Speakers, South Philly Biennial, May 31, 2008
2003-04 SOS grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in the category of Other Genres to publish “OK Artists” artist’s book.
2003-2005 SOS grant eligibility list from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in the category of Art Criticism
Joint Curating and Jurying
"Making It," 2011 University of the Arts alumni exhibition, Jurors. Oct. 20-30, 2011, Hamilton Hall, Philadelphia
“Cosmic Bodies,” jurors, University of the Arts Summer MFA program exhibit, Hamilton Hall, July 6-29, 2011
Bambi Biennial, jurors, emerging artist show, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, July 2010 and Feb 2008
“Gimme Shelter,” jurors, along with Laurie Olin, Jeanne Jaffe, and others, for international art exhibit, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, May 9, 2009-fall, 2010
“Blogpix” group show co-curated by art bloggers--Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, Joanne Mattera and Hrag Vartanian. Platform Project Space, Chelsea. March 5-28, 2009
“ID” curators, group show of emerging artists, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, June-July 2008
“Dig” curators, group show of Philadelphia artists, H&F Fine Arts, Mt. Rainier, MD, Oct. 2007
Libby and Roberta’s Favorite Murals, curators, The Arts Garage, Philadelphia, Oct. 2007
Online exhibition, Libby and Roberta’s favorite drawings of Timothy Buckwalter. Curators, http://timothybuckwalter.typepad.com
“artblog first Friday art safari videos,” funded in part by a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge grant, upcoming, Spring, 2012
“artblog radio” podcast interviews with artists and others in the art world, downloadable on theartblog.org and iTunes. 2010. Supported by grants from Knight Foundation and J-Lab/William Penn Foundation and in partnership with WHYY’s NewsWorks.org.
“Look! It’s Libby and Roberta” internet video project on artblog with David Kessler. Begun 2006. Witty and profound art chatter as we visit galleries and museums to discuss what’s there.
"So True," online solo show of Roberta and Libby’s paintings on artblog, 2006
“Visiting Artist’s Project,” 2005-2006, self-produced artist’s book, online at http://visitingartistsproject.blogspot.com
“OK Artists,” a groundbreaking email artist’s book of paintings and short short tales distributed in 12 weekly installments, 2003, edition of 250.
roberta fallon and libby rosof’s artblog, 2003-present, blog about art including news, reviews and commentary about Philadelphia, New York, national and international art.
Public art actions
“Dorothy Speaks,” February-March, 2005: Street giveaway* of thousands of offset printed art cards based on the artists’ paintings and words, 12 cards, edition of 750 each, Center City, Philadelphia.
“The OK Art Project,” Philadelphia, February 2002. Street giveaway* of artist’s books, documented in Wendy Weinberg’s film, “The Art of Activism,” aired on WYBE-TV’s Philadelphia Stories, 2002 to present.
“Pittsburgh Art Opening,” May, 2001: Street giveaway* of three editions of interactive paper sculptures (500 total), documented in the video “500 Pieces of Art” exhibited in “Sculpture Now” at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Project completed with support from 21 private sponsors and Philadelphia Sculptors and with in-kind support from Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
“Art Opening,” Spring, 1999: Street giveaway* of three editions of interactive paper sculptures (more than 300 total), Center City, Philadelphia. Artist’s book produced: Art Opening Report (1999)
Philadelphia Fringe Festival, 1998, 1999. Participated in two street performances with sculptures we created. “Roll Out the Barrels” and “Shopping Cart Art,” Projects of Philadelphia Sculptors.
"Obliterate Bad Art Project," Fall 1998: Street giveaway* of 300 hand-crafted blinders to block the view of bad art, Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Artist’s book produced: Bad Art Obliteration Tool Report (1999)
“Clothespin/Big Thoughts Project," April 1, 1998, Centre Square plaza, Philadelphia: Street giveaway* of 1,600 altered spring-action hardwood clothespins in the shadow of Claes Oldenburg's "Clothespin" Artist’s book produced: The Clothespin/Big Thoughts Report (1998)
"Under the Tablecloth" One-day installation, Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard, May 1992
“Zero .1% for Art Commission,” created in 1998 by Fallon and Rosof, to give away* free art on the streets of Philadelphia. A parody of the Percent for Art program, the Commission is dedicated to de-institutionalizing art and giving it to the masses.
Gallery Under the Stairs at PIFAS, Philadelphia, Zero .1% for Art Commission Reading Room and Fire Sale, April, 2008
Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia, November 2003-December 2003, “OK Artists” paintings and book.
Atrium, Alliance Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mt. Holly, NJ, March 1998-September 1998, short ''Still Life Stories'' and "Some Fun"
Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ, Nov. 1997-March 1998, "Still Life Stories"
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, July/August 1997, "Not Quite at Home" installation
Work in Pierogi 2000 Gallery flat files, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Work in collection of Barry Hoggard and James Wagner and in other private collections
“Obamarama,” “Obama OK,” book giveaway in conjunction with the show. 100 digitally-printed, hand-folded books. Project of Zero .1% for Art Commission. Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Feb. 2009.
“Paper Jam,” My House Gallery, Philadelphia, Sept. 2008
“Superior Floor System,” Exclamation Gallery, Philadelphia, June 2008
“The Blogger Show,” organized by John Morris. Agni Gallery, New York and Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, Nov. 2007
“Red Dot 5 and 4,” Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, Dec. 2004, 2003
Invitational small works show, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, May 2002
“Show up and Show Show,” Temple Gallery, organized by Kevin Melchionne, Philadelphia, June, 2002
“Destination Philadelphia,” a Philadelphia Sculptors show, juror Susan Davis, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, June 2000 - Feb 2001, “Fountain”
“Curated: Deterritorializing the Territorialized” invitational, Base Kamp, June, 2000, “Milord LaChamarre Meets Frank Rizzo,” Philadelphia
Fairmount Park Art Works/Water Works invitational, April-May 2000, Liberty Place, Philadelphia, “Fountain”
Paley Gallery Artists Book invitational, April-May, 2000, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, “The Robert R**an Catalog”
Temple University Gallery, Nov. 4, 1999 - Jan. 15, 2000, “Place of Memory: An Archaeology of Site-Specificity 1969-1999” invitational, curators Kevin Melchionne & Kara Barnes, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Sculptors @ the Federal Reserve Bank, “The Clothespin/Big Thoughts Project,” Philadelphia, June, 1999
Cumberland County College, Vineland, N.J., March, 1999, Women’s History Month invitational show. “Pinata: Libby” and “Pinata: Roberta” and “Some Fun”
Borofsky Gallery, Gershman Y, South Broad St., Philadelphia, Jan. 5 - March 8, 1999, “Annual Report” performance and installation by the Zero .1% for Art Commission
Grounds for Sculpture, Summer 1998 Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ, "Throw Rug"
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Sept. 6-Oct. 19, 1997, "Still Life Stories" room installation. Show called “Domestic Diversions.”
Philadelphia Sculptors Innaugural Show, juror Marsha Moss, Philadelphia, Summer 1997, “Dolly” and “Column”
Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, Pa., curator Liz Magno, May 1997-Winter 1998, "Tidy"
University of the Arts Window on Broad Street, Leah Douglas, curator, May 1996, "Floating Still Life" installation
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 2-Up, jurors Barbara Bratone & Michelle Stuart, Jan.18-March 10, 1996, "My House" and "Time Cabinets"
Three Rivers Arts Festival, curated by Richard Flood, "Throw Rug” installation, Pittsburgh, 1995
Walt Whitman Center, Camden, N.J., Dreamscapes for the New Millenium Invitational, curator Fran Gallun, April 1995, "Time Cabinets"
Burlington County (NJ) College Sculpture Garden Exhibition, juror Marsha Moss, May 1994-April 1996, "Tidy" & "Sandbox"
Beaver College Gallery, Glenside, Pa., Works on Paper Show, juror Elisabeth Sussman, April 1994, "The Robert R**an Catalog" artists' book
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, Her Hands Show, March-April 1994, "Dyed"
Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, Stedman Art Gallery, Out of Bounds Show, curator Debbie Allen, January-February 1994, "Sandbox"
Rhoneymeade Arboretum and Sculpture Garden, Second Annual Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Centre Hall, Pa., July 1993-July 1994, "Rug"
Pavilion Gallery, Burlington County Community Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ, With Women in Mind -- Humorous Hearts show, March-April 1993, "Web," "Maypole," "Rug," "Some Fun"
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, Berman Museum of Art, 95th PAFA Annual Exhibition, jurors Komar and Melamid, November 1992-January 1993, "Sandbox"
Art at the Armory II, “Sandbox,” Philadelphia, May 6-10, 1992
South Street Day of the Dead Window, “Altar,” awarded first prize for “Best Concept,” Philadelphia, November 1991.
Mayfair, Cedar Crest Park, Allentown, PA, juror Marian Griffiths, May-June 1995, "Throw Pillows"
Window Installation, Philadelphia, sponsored by Artfront Partnership, Marsha Moss & Helen Shonbrun, co-directors, June 1994-June 1995, "Take-Out"
Work donated to charity events: Little Berlin fundraiser Art Dash, 2010, 2009; Masters of Ceremony for Philagrafika Summer Solstice Fundraiser 2008; Print Center Auction (2006, 2005); Space 1026 (2008, 2007); Dear Fleisher (2008, 2006, 2004); Inliquid auction (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004); Cascarones Por La Vida Art Fund of Philadelphia Foundation (2008, 2006, 2004); Vox/Inliquid (2003); Naral (2002); Manna auction (2007, 2005, 2002); Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts juried show (2000); Honorary members, Print Center Auction Committee, 2005
Collaborative art-related writing
“Nutter’s Stroke of Genius was Gary Steuer,” WHYY It’s Our City Blog, invited essay, Jan. 6, 2010
“The Birth of the Collective Organism,” New Asshole, issue1.2, Summer, 2009
Essays for curated shows Dig (Oct. 2007), Libby and Roberta’s Favorite Murals (Oct. 2007) and Libby and Roberta’s Favorite Drawings of Timothy Buckwalter (2006)
Art jaw, first edition. www.artjaw.com May 31, 2006
roberta fallon and libby rosof’s artblog ongoing since April, 2003
“No Small Potatoes: Komar and Melamid’s elephant art raises some big questions” feature by Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, Philadelphia Weekly, May 24, 2000
Teaching – see below in Roberta and Libby’s individual pages
Joint lectures, readings and panels by invitation
Abington Art Center, blogger panel discussion for student bloggers, Nov. 12, 2011
Moore College of Art & Design, Senior Critical Discourse class, lecture, Sept. 30, 2011
University of the Arts Summer MFA program lecturers and visiting critics, Summer, 2011
PAFA, The Role of Place in Contemporary Art, Panel, Aug. 7, 2011
Moore College of Art and Design, Jim Johnson’s Junior Professional Practices Class, April 4, 2011
PMA, Vast Summer Teachers’ Institute, July 14, 2011
Barnes Foundation, John Gatti’s Art Now class, Oct. 7, 2010, April, 2008
PAFA, Art at Lunch lecture, Oct. 6, 2010
Penn State University, Harrisburg, Matt Singer's class on Contemporary Art at the Icebox, July 22, 2010,
Little Berlin Gallery, moderators, community meeting related to juried art shows in conjunction with Works on Paper Rejects show, Feb. 27, 2010
Tyler School of Art, Shelley Spector's Senior Professional Practices Class, Feb. 19, 2010
Institute of Contemporary Art, invited readers of Maira Kalman's "Next Stop Grand Central,” part of Exaltations! Jan. 30, 2010
University of Delaware @ Crane Arts, Lance Winn's Senior Professional Practices Class, Nov. 17, 2009
St. Joseph’s University, Emily Hage’s contemporary art class, April, 2009
Blogpix curators’ panel discussion in conjunction with Blogpix exhibit, Platform Project Space, Chelsea, Mar. 7, 2009
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Art of our Time program for teachers, Philadelphia, July 2008
University of the Arts, Jeanne Jaffe’s senior practices class, April 2008
University of the Arts, Mary Murphy’s Senior Practices seminar, Nov. 2007
University of the Arts, Jennie Shanker’s Summer MFA Program group, July 2007
Tyler School of Art, Sheryl Conkelton’s MFA students, Jan. 2007
215 Festival, organizers and leaders of panel on the effect of critical writing on artists, featuring Zoe Strauss, Shelley Spector, Ben Woodward, Mark Shetabi. Oct. 2006
University of the Arts, Carole Moore’s Summer MFA Program group, July 2006
Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit, panel on Technological Models for Outreach and Creativity in the Local Community, Philadelphia, June, 2006
Art Critics International Association (AICA) National Meeting, panel on the future of art criticism, Dahesh Museum, New York, May, 2006
Artists’ Informational meeting, Philadelphia Museum of Art, education dept, March 21, 2006
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Pepon Osorio’s Art and Education seminar, October 2005
University of the Arts, Shelley Spector’s Senior Practices seminar, September 2005
University of the Arts, Carole Moore’s Summer MFA Program group, July 2005
University of Pennsylvania, Critical Writing Program, Colette Copeland’s art criticism writing class, October 2004 & September 2005
Philadelphia Sculptors/Tri-State Sculptors Conference, “The Other Public Art,” organizers and leaders of panel with Astrid Bowlby and Ben Woodward, 2002 Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, in conjunction with “Sculpture Now” exhibit and the International Sculpture Center Conference, June 8, 2001
University of the Arts, Jeanne Jaffe’s senior seminar, October 2000
Cumberland County College, in conjunction with group show featuring our art, March 1999
Burlington County College in conjunction with our solo show, February 1998
Lower Merion High School art classes, 1996
Central High School, Women's Month, March 1996
Cynwyd School, 1997
“Sculpture Now,” 2001
Gallun, Fran, Dreamscapes for the New Millenium, 1995
Allen, Deborah and Virginia Oberlin Steel, Out of Bounds, Stedman Art Gallery, 1994.
Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden, 1993.
Klotzbach, Kay, et al., Women as Heroines of Humor, Pavilion Gallery, 1993
Art in the Armory II, Philadelphia, 1992
Reviews & mentions
“Sneak Preview of the Artblog’s Safari,” by Nathaniel Popkin. Hidden City Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 2011
“Sande Webster Gallery of African American Art Closing,” by Stephan Salisbury, quotes Libby on gallery closing and on Webster’s importance. Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 16, 2011
“What up, girlfriends! Artblog Gets Knight Foundation Grant” PW Style Blog, article by Erica Palan, March 17, 2010
"Blahg Humbug," by Robin Rice. Philadelphia City Paper, Jan 21-28, 2010
"Obama-rama," review of show at Projects Gallery by Robin Rice, Artnews, April 2009
“Extraordinary Art Blog Series, Part Eight: Art Blogging is not the End of the Story,” Interview by Peter Cowling, Art Connect
“Who You?” review of ID, by Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2008
“One city art movement open to everyone!” by Nathaniel Popkin, Philly Skyline, March 7, 2008.
“Artistic Nirvana” by Melissa Dribben, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 17, 2008
“The art of the Web” by Eric Sullivan, Philadelphia Metro, Jan. 17, 2008
“Report from the Blogosphere: The New Grass Roots,” Art in America, one of five blogs featured. Rountable organized by Peter Plagens, Nov. 2007
Interview with Roberta and Libby, by Ben Woodward, Nov. 9, 2007. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
“Early Bloggers Later in Life: Libby and Roberta’s artblog,” by Annette Monnier, Vulture Droppings, Vulture Droppings, June 27, 2007.
“Best of Philadelphia,” category – artblogs, Philadelphia Magazine, August, 2006
McCrone, Brian X., Blogarithms, “Art as seen through their eyes,” Philadelphia Metro, June 1, 2006
Young Philadelphia artists story by Jessica Pressler, online sidebar, Philadelphia Magazine, May, 2006
Letozo, Eils, “Come and Get It: Pair Hand Out Free Art,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 10, 2005
Art in America names artblog one of the top art blogs in America, January 2005.
Numerous and ongoing kudos for artblog online, including: Modern Art Notes, Terry Teachout’s About Last Night, Ion Arts, Artblog.net, Art Addict, etc.
Brown, Gerard, “Pushing Forward Back,” Philadelphia Weekly , Sept. 17, 2003.
“The Short List: Philly Artblog,” Philadelphia Weekly, June 25, 2003.
Haegele, Katie, “Between the Covers,” review of “OK Artists” email book, lead item, Philadelphia Weekly, Feb. 19, 2003
Sodergren, Rebecca, “Sculpture giveaway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2001.
“Linking Art and the Public,” stand-alone photo and caption, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 2001.
Speers, W., “Newsmakers,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2, 1999.
Rice, Robin, “Matters of Size,” Philadelphia City Paper, Feb. 26-March 4, 1999.
Kaufman, Leslie, “Philadelphia Visual Fringe,” Sculpture, Jan.-Feb., 1999.
Sozanski, Ed, Weekend Section, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 19, 1997.
Brown, Gerard, "Art Furnishings... " Philadelphia Weekly, Aug. 13, 1997.
Rice, Robin, "Art: Dreamscapes...," Philadelphia City Paper, April 28, 1995.
Boasberg, Leonard W., "Windows on the Art World -- in Empty Storefronts," Philadelphia Inquirer, July 24, 1994.
Fried, Daisy, "Windows of Opportunity," Philadelphia City Paper, July 22-29, 1994.
Caparella, Kitty, "Turning Vacant Downtown Stores into Works of Art," Philadelphia Daily News, July 8, 1994.
Wasserman, Burton, "Exhibitions in Sight: Back to Nature: Burlington Sculpture Garden a Joy to Behold," Art Matters, July-August 1994. (review)
Giuliano, Mike, "Gallery: No Way Out," (Baltimore) City Paper, March 16, 1994. (review, photo included)
"Woman's Work," Baltimore Sun, March 5, 1994, photo.
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Personal data: Roberta Fallon
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Tyler School of Art, 1989-91
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1986-1988
BA in English Literature, 1974, University of Wisconsin
Philadelphia Daily News, First Friday features, in conjunction with Drexel University/Smart Set, a project sponsored by Knight/NEA Arts Journalism grant, Nov, 2011-April, 2012
Philadelphia Weekly, art critic writing a weekly column of reviews and features, 1999-present
Artnet.com, Philadelphia correspondent, art reviews 2000-2005, 2007, 2008
Art and Auction magazine, Movers and Shakers, April, 2008
Art and Auction magazine, Philadelphia profile, July 2007
Art and Antiques magazine, “Philadelphia Urban Abstraction,” forthcoming
Art Review magazine, “Philadelphia Art Pilgrimage,” Sept. 2006
Art on Paper magazine, art reviews, 2000, 2005, 2006
Philadelphia Style, feature stories about design, 2004-2005
American Educator, article on McKinley School outdoor classrooms designed by artist Jennie Shanker, Spring 2004.
Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine Section, feature on the West Collection at SEI investments, 2002
Azure magazine, review of Karim Rashid design of Morimoto restaurant, 2001
Citysearch.com, art reviews and features,1999-2000
art reviews for "PostScript ...," the publication of Philadelphia Sculptors, 1996-2000
Joint teaching with Libby Rosof
University of the Arts, Senior Seminar, Fall, 2010
University of the Arts, guest critics and speakers, senior sculpture final critiques, May 2008
Tyler School of Art, Senior painting studio, co-teaching with painting Professor Frank Bramblett, Fall, 2006
St. Joseph’s University, Senior Professional Practices class, Spring, 2012
St. Joseph’s University, Senior Projects Class, Fall, 2009, Fall, 2008
Solo curating and jurying
“White Hot Gold, Juror, Murray State University, Murray, KY. Biennial exhibit on performance and new media art, upcoming Jan 27-Feb 26, 2012
"New," Juror, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2010 DCCA members show, April 9-July 25, 2010
“Represent Philly: Three Artists and Their Collectives,” Guest Curator, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA, art in the Philadelphia collectives, Sept. 2009
Philadelphia Public School student exhibit, Juror, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Education Department, 2004
Solo lectures, panels and multi-media presentations
Gretchen Hupfel Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with exhibit “New,” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, April 15, 2010
Guest speaker, with Edith Newhall, Writing About Art Workshop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Continuing Education class, Nov. 19, 2009
Curator’s Lecture, “The Emergence of the Philadelphia artist collective,” York College, York, PA, Sept. 2009
“Represent Philly: Three Artists and Their Collectives,” panel discussion about Philadelphia collectives. Organized panel, which was audio-recorded and transcribed for publication, York College, York, PA, Sept. 2009
The Hybrid Book Conference, University of the Arts, Critical respondent. June 4-6, 2009
“How to connect with your local art community” panel discussion with Alex Baker and Amy Adams, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Oct. 23, 2007
Organized and moderated panel discussion for Order(ed) exhibition, Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, May 6, 2006
“Art and art criticism today,” Janine Mileaf’s Art History seminar, Swarthmore College, March 21, 2006
“Video and photography today,” Colette Copeland’s Media Theory class, University of the Arts, 2005
"Making art" Visiting critic lecture, Cranbrook Academy, Department of Print Media, 2004
"The artist as art reviewer," University of Delaware, senior practices class, 2002
Visiting critic or fellow
Drexel University, writer in residence, in conjunction with Knight/NEA Arts Journalism grant, Winter, 2011
St. Joseph’s University, fine art senior projects class, Visiting critic, 2011, 2007, 2003
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Department of Print Media, Visiting critic, 2004
Society for Photographic Educators Mid-Atlantic Conference, Portfolio reviewer, 2004, 2005, 2006
Essay, for art giveaway of artist Joanmarie Turbek, forthcoming
Book essay, Justin Snow, for solo show at Pagus Gallery, fall, 2009
Brochure essay, “A Kiss for the Philadelphia Artist,” for exhibition “A Kiss for the Mezzuzah” at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Dec. 2007
Brochure essay, Tim McFarlane, for solo exhibition at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, Sept. 2007
Catalog essay, Ann Northrup, for solo show at Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, June, 2007
Book essay for “Big Kids, Little Kids,” by John Freeborn. Jan. 2007
Brochure essay, Syd Carpenter, Jan, 2007
Catalog essay, Moe Brooker, for solo show at June Kelly Gallery, New York, 2006
Monograph essay, “The Cranbrook Monographs: Randy Bolton,” 2006
Catalog essay for group exhibit Order(ed), Philadelphia, Gallery Siano, May 2006
Book essay for “Scott Bateman's Sketchbook Of Secrets & Shame,” August 2006, Word Riot Press
Catalog essay, Paul Santoleri for solo exhibit at Painted Bride, Philadelphia, Nov. 2005
Faux Philadelphia Weekly review, invited spoof of critical review for Faux Show, Esther Klein Gallery, Nov. 2005
Catalog essay, Trudy Kraft, for an exhibit in San Antonio, Texas, 2003
Catalog essay, Benjamin Long, for an exhibit at Rodger LaPelle Gallery, 2002
Founding member, Philadelphia Sculptors, a regional association.
Personal data: Libby Rosof
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Old Rittenhouse Town Papermaking Studio, 1993
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, metal sculpture with Steve Nocella, 1991
Fleisher Art Memorial, 1987-1994
MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1968, English Literature
BA, Skidmore College, 1966, English Literature
Writing & editing
“Dirt on Delight” review for Ceramics Monthly, March, 2009
“Ann Irwin,” Book essay on artist Ann Irwin, 2008
Conversation with James Johnson, invited reprint from artblog, Moore College alumni publication, forthcoming, 2006
Founding editor, Pennsylvania Current, Office of University Relations, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-2002
Catalog essay, Qbix Gallery, 2006
Close-Up: Heroic portraits from visiting artist Chuck Close, The Pennsylvania Gazette, July 2005
The ICA at 40: Still Blazing Trails, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Sept. 2004
Visionary Art (on Huichol art exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum), The Pennsylvania Gazette, Jan. 2004
Other freelance writing, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ms. Magazine, The Boston Globe, the Detroit News, on subjects ranging from art to the history of rye bread, 1973-present.
Editor, PostScript..., the newsletter of Philadelphia Sculptors, 1996-1998.
Syndicated columnist on education issues, appearing in Philadelphia area weeklies and groundbreaking editor who transformed a sleepy little newsletter into must-reading for members of the Philadelphia Board of Education--for Citizens Committee for Public Education in Philadelphia under a William Penn Foundation grant to bring education issues into the public eye, 1975-76
Awards juror, 47th Annual Open Art Award Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art. June 2010
Reviewed portfolios for Society for Photographic Educators Mid-Atlantic Conference, 2004, 2005, 2006
Green Line Café annual line-up of artists, 2004-5
Joint Teaching with Roberta Fallon
Senior Seminar, University of the Arts, Fall, 2010
Senior painting studio, Tyler School of Art, Fall, 2006. co-teaching with painting Professor Frank Bramblett
Guest critics and speakers, senior sculpture final critiques, University of the Arts, May 2008
Lecturer and Coordinator Part-Time Faculty: Taught writing, editing and copy-editing skills; coached students needing writing help.Identified potential instructors in the local journalism community; served as liaison between the journalism department and as many as 28 part-time faculty; oversaw and evaluated part-time faculty and several graduate assistants; implemented student evaluations of faculty; created handbook for part-time faculty; worked with computer manager to plan and effect computer support for Newswriting I; established relationship with university measurement and testing manager to analyze testing statistics; established mentoring for faculty—full- and part-time—unfamiliar with the program and its courses; established communications with computer facilities coordinators on other campuses to ensure the smooth running of our program; used computers for writing and page layout.
Created tests for Newswriting I program; set testing standards; gathered data to analyze effectiveness of testing; helped decide course content; helped select texts. Temple University Journalism Department, 1986-1995.
Lecturer and Coordinator: Taught and coordinated four courses -- three on free-lance writing, one a meet-the-media series -- for the University of Pennsylvania, Special Sessions, College of General Studies
Lecturer: freshman English for Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. 2 semesters, 1969
Taught high school English 3 years for the School District of Philadelphia 1991-1994
Web & graphic design
Volunteer graphic design for neighborhood organizations, including Friends of Clark Park and East of West Townwatch.
Web and graphic design for artblog, fallonandrosof.com and for Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof
Founding member, Philadelphia Sculptors, a regional association.