Hayley Tomlinson, a senior Fine Arts: 3D major, is the winner of a contest to have her art review published in the artblog, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Philadelphia arts blog.
She also won first prize in the "My Philadelphia" Art Show and Competition at Prelude Gallery. Her piece, One Accolade I Must Achieve to Become a Successfully Working Artist, is a digital print featuring a handmade ribbon. It's part of a series of four pieces involving Philadelphia-specific artistic achievements, one depicting the honor of being featured in the artblog. Work by other Moore students and alumnae from the class of 2011 are also featured in the gallery.
For her artblog debut, Tomlinson reviewed The Adventure of Landscape, an exhibit of Becky Suss’ drawings at Vox Populi Gallery.The review was published on October 26, 2011.
Both projects were part of a Critical Discourse class taught by Terri Saulin. For the artblog assignment, Rosof and Fallon came to the classroom and discussed how to look at and write about art. Afterwards, the students traveled to Old City during the First Friday art loop to write their own art reviews. The essays were judged by Fallon and Rosof, and Tomlinson's was chosen as the winner.
"The artblog opportunity was a great way to get my foot in the door of the art community in Philadelphia," Tomlinson said. "An experience like this helps build connections with people. I also enjoyed writing a review. It made me appreciate the work I was viewing so much more."
The experience was coordinated by Culture in the Classroom, a program at Moore that helps link classroom experience with cultural opportunities and professionals in the arts in Philadelphia.
Tomlinson is not the first Moore student to have her work published in the artblog. Senior Alison McMenamin, a senior photography & digital arts major, interned there and has had several reviews published.
Read Tomlinson's art review here