September 2022

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Island Press will host a signing and publication release event with Erika Blumenfeld for her Tracing Luminaries portfolio print edition, created over the last year and a half in collaboration with Island Press. The event will take place on September 16, 2022, from 4-6 pm CT at Island Press in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in St. Louis, MO.

April 2022

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Blumenfeld and her team are awarded the 2021 NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Innovation Award for the Astromaterials 3D project, awarded “For inspiring scientific discovery with innovative integration of 3D imagery to create NASA’s space rocks for public and scientific engagement.” (Award given at 00:31:16 in the JSC Honor Awards Virtual Ceremony)

March 2022

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Blumenfeld and her team launch new samples and features on Astromaterials 3D, including 20 new Moon rocks and meteorites, a new section called NASA Pins highlighting regions of interest on each rock, and the much-anticipated public release of the high-resolution 3D model files.

October 2021

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Blumenfeld is included in the newly published book, “Polaroid Now: The History and Future of Polaroid Photography,” curated by Steve Crist. The photobook includes essays by the author as well as Polaroid’s CEO, Oskar Smolokowski, and photographer, educator, and Executive Director of the 20×24 Studio, John Reuter. The book features a stunning collection of work by many esteemed artists who have worked with Polaroid film and is beautifully published by Chronicle Chroma, an imprint of Chronicle Books. 

February 2021

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Blumenfeld launches the new Sky Scrolls website, an interactive web-based artwork archiving our stories of the stars. Sky Scrolls is an effort to collect and share each other’s stories under the night sky, illuminating people’s heartfelt and meaningful experiences that have been marked by the stars. The website was produced as part of Insta11ations, a project by Art League Houston in partnership with Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, with funding made available through Houston Arts Alliance.

October 2019

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Blumenfeld is awarded a public art grant from the Houston Mayoral Office of Cultural Affairs and Art League Houston to create a community-embedded sculpture from her Sky Scrolls series, collecting people’s memories and stories of their experiences of the night sky.