Artist Spotlight: Vian Borchert

Vian Borchert’s painting, The Circulation of Dreams, is included in the exhibition titled “Future Places” at The Susquehanna Art Museum in Pennsylvania.    Congratulation Vian!

Don’t Shut Up – Guest Curated Special Edition

Curated by Susan Grabel and Stefany Benson, Don’t Shut Up 2021 was conceived as a response to the silencing of women and for the need to raise women’s voices as in #MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp #TimesUp.

Through interruptions, censure, violence, and threatening behavior — both in person and online- women are silenced every day. It’s time to ensure that women’s voices are heard and valued. Rebecca Solnit writer, historian and activist says: “Having a voice is crucial. It’s not all there is to human rights, but it’s central to them… By redefining whose voice is valued, we redefine our society and its values. . .”

Don’t Shut Up 2021 presents the work of 47 woman-identifying artists from across the US and Canada who are working to challenge and disrupt the status quo through their ongoing artistic practice. This multimedia exhibition provides a platform for those voices.

With panel discussions and other public programs as well as the exhibition itself, Don’t Shut Up hopes to raise awareness, keep community conversations alive and encourage the viewer to advocate and work for women’s rights.

Call for Art

Refrigerator Poetry is now accepting submissions for next month’s online exhibition! We welcome ALL visual artists, at least 18 years of age, to show us a current work! THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT WORK FOR REVIEW! It’s easy! Go back to the homepage and click “Submit Art” to learn how to show us your […]

Archive Content Submission Agreement

By submitting content to Refrigerator Poetry LLC, also referred to as “the archive,” you agree to the following: You are the copyright holder of the content. You understand that all content submitted for inclusion is vetted to determine if it meets the archive’s criteria; Refrigerator Poetry LLC reserves the right not to publish any content […]

Refrigerator Poetry: Inspired by Art History

A bit of art history… Refrigerator Poetry found inspiration in art history, specifically The Society of Independent Artists founded in 1916 in New York City and modeled on the French Société des Artistes Indépendants of 1884. The first annual exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists opened at the Grand Central Palace in New York […]

US Copyright Definition of Visual Art

US Copyright Definition of Visual Art In the United States, the law protecting the copyright over a piece of visual art gives a more restrictive definition of “visual art”.[25] A “work of visual art” is — (1) a painting, drawing, print or sculpture, existing in a single copy, in a limited edition of 200 copies […]

Artist Spotlight: Hollis Hildebrand-Mills

“An artist earns the right to call himself a creator only when he admits to himself that he is but an instrument.”- Henry Miller

Hollis Hildebrand-Mills’ art is a reflection of what is going on in the world at the time of process. The internal structure of her work is derived from Renaissance paintings. Some symbolism comes from that era also. But these things are conscious. Like Henry Miller says, the subconscious is absorbing the space surrounding the act of creation and puts forth work, apart from what the conscious mind “knows.” The mystery of creation.

Her goal is to make paintings (or collages) that resonate with timeless art as well as reflect the time in which she is living. She gets her craft from being fortunate enough to have attended several excellent art schools. Moore College of Art and Design, where she earned a BFA and studied with photographer Dave Heath. She also took degree program post-graduate classes with Fred Gregory, a Joseph Albers disciple, who proofed Albers’ book on color. She studied classical drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and mentored with Peter Forakis, notable sculptor, founder of the Park Place group in NYC. Hollis exhibits in galleries around the country, particularly Atlanta and New York.

Hollis is represented by Ceres Gallery in New York.

A letter from the director

On behalf of myself, Perri Neri and co-artist Dr. Mark T. Wright, we excitedly introduce the following visual arts curatorial project known as Refrigerator Poetry. We believe this project creates a new vision affording an opportunity to the art community and ANY visual artist to expose their work without prejudice while documenting the experience and […]