Sunday, December 24, 2017

Jerry at the Folk Art Museum



I plan to be at the American Folk Art Museum in New York from 2 to 5PM on January 21, 2018, the day the show "Vestiges and Verse" opens. It includes about 400 of my Map panels.

I hope to see you there!

For all the details go to folkartmuseum.org.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The newest Void



The newest Void, V.102, is actually pretty old as Voids go. It dates back to Map Year 731 or January, 2007 in our time. It goes back to a time when Voids were simply marker "Incursion" and were not numbered. I rediscovered it just today when the instruction card took me to its neighbor, panel N10/W22. I then assigned it the next "V" number, 102.

Voids have recently turned a corner on the Map and are now beginning to take over large chunks of terrain. I am fascinated as I watch them turn whole panels white and then grey.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Upcoming dates



On January 21, 2018 I will be at the American Folk Art Museum in New York for the opening day of their show, "Vestiges and Verse." The show, curated by Valerie Rousseau, will include about 400 Jerry's Map panels like the ones above. For more information, go to folkartmuseum.org.

An organization at MIT devoted to storytelling and worldbuilding has invited to to speak at a symposium in Cambridge in early February. Details to follow.

Then, on May 10, I will be back at the Folk Art Museum to lead a workshop on map making. The details are at the Museum's website.

I hope to meet some of you at one (or more) of these events!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The great art giveaway!


Earlier this year I made a gift of 20 Jerry's Map panels (like the ones above) to the American Folk Art Museum in New York. That act inspired me to do the same for other museums both in the U.S. and overseas. The Aichi Prefectural Art Museum in Nagoya had already accepted a gift after the Triennale there in 2016.

So, I made a list of potential donees and put their names in a hat. I used the same process to determine which group of panels the museum would receive. The first gifts were sent out in June. One museum graciously accepted. Two museums rejected the offer, but only one of the two returned the panels. The most recent package went out yesterday.

If you know of a museum or other public institution which would like like such a gift please let us know! I'll put their names in the hat.


Friday, October 20, 2017

A fresh invitation to artists


The panel above was created by Chris Hassig, a very talented artist, and given to Jerry's Map six or eight years ago. It has been to Edinburgh, Paris, and Nagoya and is now being absorbed into the fabric of the bigger Map. Bits of the panel, copied on label paper, have been sprinkled throughout the larger work as collage.

You can become a guest artist, too. Any 2-D, 8 by 10 inch images are eligible. Maybe some of you who follow Jerrymapping on Reddit would like to contribute!

Questions? Email me at gretzingermap@gmail.com.

Watch here, too, for details of a Jerrymapping workshop to be held in New York in 2018.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Also on Etsy


In addition to Map prints and originals we are offering original instruction cards on Etsy. They're going for about $15 each, and there's a good selection available right now. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

JerrysMap on Etsy!


Julie just finished stocking our new Etsy store, JerrysMap! Take a look! There are instruction cards, postcards, prints, and original panels. All proceeds from store sales go directly back into the production and showing of Jerry's Map. Thanks!