what's going on - summer 2010

Added on by Tamara Rafkin.

It's been a busy Spring with three exhibitions on two continents and a huge thank you is in order to all the people that have made these exhibits a success.

The Summer will be spent working on new works and recharging for a productive second half of 2010. That being said if you are interested in seeing any works in person or discussing exhibition opportunities please contact via email at the contact link on the left side of the website page.

Workshop Friday Evening 7 May Aalst Belgium

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Seeing the Art Around You

Friday, May 7, 2010
7:30pm - 8:45pm
ARTist@WORK : ArtyParty - Molenstraat 64, 9300 Aalst Belgium


During the exhibition "ARTist@WORK" in Aalst Belgium Tamara Rafkin will be conducting a series of workshops that encourage the participants to learn to see their environment in a new way.

Within the confines of the exhibition space, an old radiator factory, Rafkin will give insight into the inspiration of her new series on view and then will lead participants to explore the space of the exhibition in the same manner she has approached her work.

Working in groups the participants will photograph their new view of the exhibition focusing on micro sections; the images will be printed on site and then assembled by Ms Rafkin into a mosaic of images that will on view as part of the exhibition.

This evening, Friday the 7th of May, Ms. Rafkin will be offering the workshop in English.
( where as the other workshops available will be in Flemish. dates: 25&28 April and 15 May).

All workshops are appropriate for all ages above age 8.

Registration for workshop is necessary and there is no fee to attend.

Please register via De Werf website : http://www.ccdewerf.be/default.asp?id=2574&siteid=3&rubriekid=485&url=/ccdewerf/vorming/detail.asp or here by email at contact page before Thursday 6 May 2010.

Attendance is limited to 20 people ( please feel to contact if your group is large exceptions may be possible).

24th International Juried Show @ Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

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Opening Friday the 15th of January 2010, reception 6-8 pm

24th International Juried Show @ Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Exhibition on view 15 January - 19 March 2010

Guest Curator: Susan Kismaric, Curator, Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art

Please take this opportunity to see an image from the "Sleeping Houses" series included in this group juried exhibition on view in Summit N.J. USA. until March 19th.

spring 2010

Added on by Tamara Rafkin.

there are sevral things going on at the studio to get ready for early 2010, the biggest being a group exhibit in aalst april 2010, where tamara will be showing 7 new pieces and giving  guided a few workshops for children and adults. more info to be posted as dates are confirmed with the city cultural department.

more about BAAF 2009 pt 2

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Come to the fair - Meet the Artists - Buy the Art!

International artists exhibiting their paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints, all priced between €50-€3000.

The Brussels Accessible Art Fair is a unique initiative in Brussels attracting visitors ranging from first time art buyers to art collectors on the lookout for new talent. Whichever you are, you are sure to find something of interest!

Free entrance every day

Charity Art Auction
Saturday 6 June at 19.00-22.00
Suggested donation of €10 - tickets available at the door. You can also pre-book tickets in advance by making a transfer to the Amis de l'Institute Bordet bank account: 000-1035070-80. (Please mention BAAF and the number of tickets being purchased)

Cash and carry! All works can be purchased wrapped and brought home immediately. Payment can be made with Bancontact, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.


more about BAAF 2009

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April 15, 2009
Brussels’ Art Fair with a difference!
June 5‐7, 2009

Opening its doors on June 5 and celebrating all weekend along with the European Elections – Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair is continuing its unique tradition for a third year; bringing international artwork to a Brussels audience.

Combining originality, accessibility and a chance to talk and buy from the artists themselves BAAF is a veritable agora of colors and prices that won’t have you heading for the door.
For its third year programme BAAF is collaborating with Silken Berlaymont Hotel bringing art closer to Schuman and the heart of the EU in an effort to open the doors of inter‐European Culture and art; as well as taking on a charitable role with an auction night planned on June 6.
Following the success of last years BAAF; director Stephanie Manasseh is hoping for an art fair to remember:
“Last year’s edition was a great success but I know that this year things are going to be on a different scale.”
International artists will be exhibiting their paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints, all priced between €50‐€3000.

The Brussels Accessible Art Fair is a unique initiative in Brussels attracting visitors ranging from first time art buyers to art collectors on the lookout for new talent. Whichever you are, you will find what you are looking for.

In a move towards charity the second night of the fair will also be dedicated to a charity night and a first time auction whose resulting funds will go towards the children at Les Amis de L’Institut Jules Bordet.

Entrance is Free
Dates and times below:
Friday 5 June 18.00‐22.00 Saturday 6 June 11.00‐17.00 Open to public 19.00‐22.00 Charity night and auction in benefit of Les Amis de L'Institut Jules Bordet asbl‐ www.bordet.be Tickets €10 Sunday 7 June 11.00‐17.00 Open to public

Contacts and information:
Stephanie Manasseh BAAF- Brussels Accessible Art Fair
Tel: 0486 634676
Email: info@accessibleartfair.com www.accessibleartfair.com
High resolution photos of art works are available for print orientated media – these can be emailed at your request
L’Institut Jules Bordet : www.bordet.be

Brussels Accessible Art Fair

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Tamara will have her work at this year's Brussels Accessible Art Fair the first weekend of June 2009.Please check back in the following months for more information about the art fair and how to attend.

TRUC TROC @ the Bozar - Brussels Belgium 31-1 / 1-2 2009

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I am pleased to announce that my work has been accepted to the 5th edtion of TRUC TROC at the Bozar in Brussels, Belgium. If you are in the area, please add it to your calendar and try to attend. It is a very fun event and affords the opportunity to see a lot of great work

TRUC TROC at the Bozar. 31 January: 19:00- 2:00  and 1 February: 10:00 - 18:00,  2009.

Below is the english information from the Bozars website( to go to website please click on TRUC TROC logo):

Truc Troc, everything except a classical exhibition, is an artistic, musical and festive evening, weekend-time, plastic artists from all sides, but also musicians, dj's and performers !

During the weekend a simple principle is proposed to the visitor: trade all kinds of objects, services, trips or anything else depending on your imagination, against original pieces of modern art. Of course, the artist has the choice in the trade. He can choose whatever he likes most, depending on his interests and on what he feels covers the value of his art. Money is never involved in this concept of trading.

On one side, there are the confirmed artists, on the other side this fifth edition opens its doors widely for young artists to be discovered within the contemporary Belgian art scene.


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I'm pleased to announce that the work " belfort crype 2008" has been purchased by the city of aalst belgium / cultural centrum de werf  for their collection . the work was created for the aalst salon 08 and after the exhibition the decision was made to add it to the permanent collection.

PX3 Prix de la Photografie Paris - Honorable Mention

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ahh the beauty of google! I just found out today that a competion i had entered my work in made it into the honorable metion catagory!


So I am pleased to annouce that five works from my "sleeping houses" series are seleted in the honorable mention fine art professionals catagory of the 2008  Px3 Prix de la photographie paris. work can be seen online at the px3 website.


salon aalst 2008 may 15 - june 15

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salon aalst 2008 is an exhibition of 80 aalst artists in and around several (30 locations in the city of aalst belgium. six images from my 'no adults allowed' series will be on display in 'de werf' and a new commisioned piece for the exhibition of  'het crypte' will be on display in the crypte at the belfort.

opening events the night of friday may 15th begin at 19:00 . for more infrmation about this exhibition please visit the city of aalst's website ( sorry in nederlands only).



O[n]ze Art Exhibition may 8-12

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My work will be part of the O[n]ze exhibition in Brussels may 8 through may 12. alternative art exhibition with lots of activities all weekend including dj and performance art.


upcoming exhibition

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coming in may 2008 my work will be part of a group exhibition in Aalst belgium : aalst salon 2008. opening reception on saturday may 16th @ 19:00 in de werf - the aalst cultural center. the exhibit includes 80 artists and spans 28 venues in the city of aalst. my work will be found on exhibit in de werf.

back in the atlanta area

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hello all,

after too long of an absence from the atlanta ga. area my work can once again be viewed there. town center fine art gallery in watkinsville ga (see website for directions) will be happy to show you prints in person if you care to stop by. don't forget to check out their website.


exhibition in brussels area

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Hello everyone,

I am pleased to anounce that i will be showing an overview of my works in conjunction with my friend and fellow photographer marianne beguax at the amercan women's club of brussels from september 27th to october 25th. the opening/vernissage is this thursday the 27th from 18:30 to 20:30 for directions please vistit http://www.awcb.org.