Thank You

03.15.07 - 03.13.10

Books can be ordered and/or viewed
and here

I'll still be working on/contributing to these websites:
(Portfolio site, updates coming soon)

My Idea of Fun
- My Idea of Fun 101 (videos, photos, live recordings, fliers, etc.)
- MIoF Blog (anonymous postings by MIoF contributors)

Rubber Necking
(communication blogging between Ian Rummell and myself)

Endless thanks to my closest friends and the people I've met on the road over the last three years. This project was only possible because of your involvement, both as subjects and collaborators.

See you on the other side...
<3 Jacob

Something Else

Two upcoming shows:
April 26 - May 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 29th, 5 - 7pm

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
1521 Locust Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102

This exhibition exchange is part of an ongoing collaboration by CFEVA and PF/PCA created in order to strengthen the artistic dialogue between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Cluster was originally presented at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and curated by Adam Welch. The Philadelphia presentation of this exhibition was curated by Amie Potsic.

The Pittsburgh artists exhibiting in Selections from Cluster include Dee Briggs, Connie Cantor, Nayda Collazo–Llorens, Kyle Houser, Ben Kehoe, Jacob Koestler, Michael Sherwin, and Lenore Thomas.

May 7th – May 30th, 2010
Opening Reception: May 7th, 6-10pm (with live performances)

New Wilmington Art Association
4 West 5th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

The Rules for Staying Young explores the impact of baseball as an inspiration and conceptual model for historical and contemporary American artists, while investigating the ties between the game and the visual arts. From Thomas Eakins to Stephen Shore, baseball has captured the imagination and eye of American artists since its conception. The parallels between the timeless nature of our pastime and the evolving artistic studio are abundant, and remain profoundly relevant to contemporary practice. This exhibition highlights the rich territory between game and artist, where the perpetual moments of art and baseball meet.

Curated by Brookes Britcher / Developed in partnership with the NWAA

Participating Artists:
Geoffrey Aldridge (courtesy of Conner/*gogo art projects) / Brookes Britcher / Thomas Buildmore / Peter Capano / Mike Ellyson / Brian Patrick Franklin / Alex Gartelmann / Brandon Herman (courtesy of Envoy Enterprise) / Tom Judd / Michael Kalmbach / Jacob Koestler / Hiro Kurata / David Levinthal (courtesy of David Levinthal) / Ahlen Moin / Christopher Motta / Roger Patrick / Bryan Patrick Rice / Daniel Potterton / Mark Stockton / Brian Stuparyk / Morgan Thomas / Lee Walton

Something Else

April 2 – April 30

Opening reception:
Friday, April 2
7 to 10 pm

4933 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Something Else

Put on your dress clothes and bring your fifteen minute mixes.

They'll be a reception and slide show for the third and final Daily Camera book (You can preview and order the first two here.) this Friday, March 13 at 709 Railroad Street.

Directly after, there will be a My Idea of Fun show in East Conemaugh at Buster's. We'll have other books on hand and performances by Higher Fives, The Hit and Miss Engines, The Sunflower Spectacle, Technological Epidemic, Laika the Astro-Hound and others.

If you're in the area, I would love to see you here tonight. It's a more important night than most for me. Also, if you have one, please bring your camera along with you. I'd like to include as many shots as I can on this day...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010