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Mo Ringey

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Lisa Clark
Susan Bergeron-West
Joyce Conlon
Doris Madsen
Sarah Pebworth
Michelle Cotugno
Bruce Barone
COINCIDENTAL DUCHAMPISM AND SPICY LANGUAGE

urinal.jpgThis weekend I went to the, "Arts Of the Valley" exhibit at Open Square. The work was spectacular and I was further especially impressed with the HCC student work on the second floor. The show is still up and I would suggest a visit before it comes down. The faculty and invited artist work on the fourth floor will be up till June 1 but I think the student work comes down soon. I think clearly the art staff at HCC is doing something special. I went back saturday to see it all again. It is a fucking great show, ALL of it.

Wow. I have never used that word here before. I must love that show. Go see it tomorrow. And Ricky, the crazyman at the Black Sheep Deli at Open Square, makes a killer vertical pile of coffee with a shot of espresso. Sometimes I go there for lunch and have a Key Lime Pie. Not *some* Key Lime Pie, but *a* Key Lime Pie. They are small-ish and  excellently lime-y and graham cracker crust-y. It's also fucking great.

Anyway, walking through the second floor marvelling at all the student work reminded me of that scene in, "Six Degrees of Separation", when the Donald Sutherland character guy has a dream where he is walking through a kindergarten classroom and is totally blown away by all the kids' paintings and he begs (BEGS) their teacher to tell him her secret and she smiles knowingly (and somewhat patronizingly) and says, "I know when to take their paints away".

I inserted a picture of my piece, "Urinal" here because I have a picture of it. To the right of me is a brilliant piece by Larry Slezak which, totally coincidentally (like unplanned, like when you wear the same outfit as your friend but you didn't plan it), has a Duchampian theme, and I have images of that but I am saving them for tomorrow's post on my blog at the Valley Advocate website.  So you'll have to check that link tomorrow to see his chess game installation. It's pretty fucking great too. That word feels like a new toy and I feel liberated using that word. But I don't want to beat a dead bad word so I am done. It's safe to read on now...

Friday night at the reception I was telling a few people about getting my postcards printed for my next show and everyone was totally amazed by how fast and cheap I am getting them done and asked if I would pretty please put the information right here for all to share and so I will as this is a great resource for all of us.

For years now I have been using a company called Get Set Marketing. I don't know where I found them. Someone must have told me about them. Their prices are the (f-ing) best I have seen and for your price you get full color, full bleed on BOTH sides, printed within 5 days. If you get your art to them by Monday at 10 am, your postcards are ready that Friday afternoon. I usually get 1000 4 x 6 and this costs $235. Two thirty f***ing five!

So, I put images on both sides since I can. This is not a freaking chain or a big company but two brothers, Dan and Joe Bessette and a few very nice employees located in Springfield. For my next show I am splashing out on jumbo 8.5 x 5.5 cards and I am using them as sort of a brochure. I am splashing out on quantity and getting 5000 because the Springfield MFA, where my show is, is giving me a holder outside the Barn Gallery where my work is, to place postcards. All this must cost a frigging fortune you say? No. $465. So there it is. And the quality is pretty effin' great.

And I don't work for them but I do really appreciate how fast and cheap and excellent and nice they are. And I promised Larry and Eva and a few other people I would share this info here and so there it is, among the language.
 
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April 23, 07


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Submissions are due by Sunday at 5 pm for submission the next day.
Events run for 2 weeks, in most cases. There will be no more addendums. Any submissions after Sunday at 5 PM will not be published till the following week.

IT'S SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
Mary Poppins Movie Night at NCMC
May 2, 6 PM. 
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IT'S SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
Mary Poppins Movie Night at Northampton Community Music Center
May 2, 2007
Time: 6 pm

MARY POPPINS is the 2nd in the PJ Movie Musical Night series.
 
Come in your PJs and bring plenty of laughing gas! (We'll provide the popcorn.) Admission is by freewill donation. Screening will be in NCMC's Recital Hall. If you're coming, email Sarah at sww@ncmc.net and plan to bring a small snack to share. 
 
 "You know, you *can* say it backwards, which is "dociousaliexpiisticfragilcalirupes" - but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?"
 
 "Indubitably!"

WORKS ON PAPER AT GALLERY A3
Opening reception May 3 at 5:00 - Olivia Bernard and Rita Edelman Exhibition

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WORKS ON PAPER AT GALLERY A3
Olivia Bernard and Rita Edelman Exhibition
May 3, 2007 - June 2, 2007
Opening reception May 3 at 5:00

An exhibition of works on paper by Olivia Bernard and Rita Edelman at Gallery A3.
 
 Olivia Bernard will be showing recent drawings and studies for works exploring translucency, line and color.  Her work derives from her interest in Buddhism, and her observations of the natural world, including the human body.   
 
 Rita Edelman will be exhibiting large abstract silver point drawings inspired by architecture seen on a recent trip.  Rita Edelman s drawings are the expression of a personal language of symbolic images.  The architecture serves as the point of departure.
 
 The opening reception is on Thursday, May 3 from 5-8 pm.  The exhibition runs from May 3 to June 2 and regular gallery hours are Wed.-Sun, 1-7:00 pm.
 
 Gallery A3 is at 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA  01002.  Contact 413/256-4250 or gallerya3.com
 
 Image: Ephemera #16, mixed media on mylar, Olivia Bernard
 

IN THE ABSENCE OF
Closing reception for video exhibit May 3, 2007

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IN THE ABSENCE OF
Closing reception for video exhibit.
05/03/07
Time: 5-7pm

New work by JC Gray-Sawyer (JC Tibbo): on lying & truthtelling.

April 29th - May 4th 2007

Gallery Hours: M-F 11am - 4 pm & Su 1-4pm

Location: Herter Art Gallery; UMass-Amherst

Directions: Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71 west of the Whitmore Administration Building.


 
CONNECTICUT OPERA TO PERFORM PINOCCHIO FOR MASSACHUSETTS COUNTRY BUMPKINS
May 3, 5 PM


CONNECTICUT OPERA TO PERFORM PINOCCHIO FOR MASSACHUSETTS COUNTRY BUMPKINS
Title: Pinoccio
05/03/07
Time: 5pm

Based on the children's adventure series by Collodi, this 45 minute operatic version of the classic teaches important lessons about telling the truth, not talking to strangers and the value of friendship.  Enjoy the magic of opera performed by world class performers.  Northampton High School Auditorium, Thursday, May 3rd at 5pm.  Tickets are $7 per person, to benefit Nonotuck Community School of Florence.

ART EXCHANGE: WORKS FROM LYN HORAN AND HER STUDENTS
Artists Reception Sat. May 5, 4-7PM


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ART EXCHANGE: WORKS FROM LYN HORAN AND HER STUDENTS
05/05/2007 - 06/01/2007
Artists Reception Sat. May 5, 4-7PM

Art Exchange: The Artist as Teacher and Student.
Internationally exhibited artist, Lyn Horan showcases her latest work along with work from her adult students in an attempt to examine the creative relationship between the artist/teacher and her students.

 "The art of teaching is part of assisting discovery." This quote from Pulitzer Prize winning Poet, Mark Van Doren, sums up Artist Lyn Horan's teaching philosophy. While Horan feels that teaching pictorial skills, use of materials, and knowledge of art history is important, helping her students find the courage to hone their observations and individual self-expression is a greater part of the equation. "My job as a teacher is not to create artists who paint just like me, but to help them discover how to best create something that is genuine to them."
With works from Lisa Colt, Helen Daniels, Terry Faivre, Marilyn Marquez, Joanne O'Leary, Keri Oleson, Maryann Phoenix, Marge Tauer, and of course LYN HORAN
"INSIDE OUT" 
Saturday, May 5, 2-4 PM. DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY CONNIE POGUE AND PATTI PARKER

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"INSIDE OUT" 
DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS BY CONNIE POGUE AND PATTI PARKER

May 2, 2007 - May 30, 2007
Artist reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4 PM

Inside Out
Stillife drawings by Connie Pogue
Landscape paintings by Patti Parker
May 2-30 
Reception: Saturday, May 5, 2-4PM
Hosmer Art Gallery
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, Ma. 01062
Hours:M 1-9, TU 1-5, W 9-9, Th 1-5, F&S 9-5, S1-5
AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
May 8, 3:30-5:00 pm. Kids in Grades 4-8 Invited to Audition
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AUDITIONS FOR LOCAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Kids in Grades 4-8 Invited to Audition
5/8/07
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

On Tuesday, May 8, from 3:30 to 5 pm, the Northampton Community Music Center will hold auditions for the 2007-8 year of its Community Children s Choir, directed by Joan Cornachio.
 
 The choir is open to children in grades 4 through 8, and is scheduled to perform in the Commonwealth Opera production of the children's opera  Brundibar  in Fall 2007. The opera was written by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krasa in 1938 and was premiered in the concentration camp Theresienstadt in 1943.
 
 For more information or to reserve an audition spot, call (413) 585-0001.

VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:00 PM
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We are pleased to present
a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary

VAJRA SKY OVER TIBET
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 7:00 PM
at the Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
Director John Bush will be present for a Q & A session to follow.

Tickets: $8.00. Box Office opens 6:00 pm.
All proceeds benefit the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

The Collective Mind:
May 11, 5-7 PM. An Art Exhibit of Thirty Works from the Collection of Phyllis Kornfeld, Michael Tillyer and Gordon Thorne


The Collective Mind: An Art Exhibit of Thirty Works from the Collection of Phyllis Kornfeld, Michael Tillyer and Gordon Thorne
05/04/07 - 05/30/07
Time: M-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5
 
 Artists' Reception: Arts Night Out: May 11 5-7 pm
 www.apearts.org or 586-5553 for more information.
 
What causes a collector to choose artworks from a universe of images, styles and esthetics?  What is the utility of a collection of art objects. What does a collection say about an object s singular purpose and definition as an artwork? How does a collector explain the motivation to collect?  These questions will be present but not necessarily answered when collectors Phyllis Kornfeld, Michael Tillyer and Gordon Thorne put on display selections from their individual, extensive holdings taken from a large and ill-defined of band of object makers referred to collectively as Outsider Artists.
CLAY JAZZ PLAYS THE PINT AND THE GREAT FALLS ART FESTIVAL
May 16 - 20, 5-7 PM. 8-10 PM. Clay Jazz making music all over the Valley

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CLAY JAZZ PLAYS THE PINT AND THE GREAT FALLS ART FESTIVAL
Clay Jazz making music all over the Valley

Clay Jazz plays sophisticated Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova, and Latin jazz the Daily Hampshire Gazette called them "impressive" and "delightful." Praised as "a vocalist of considerable experience," Sarah Clay also "plays lovely, leisurely flute riffs that ... evoke Herbie Mann, while Karl Rausch smoothly alternates single notes on his guitar with cool two-string harmonies." 

All this and fresh beer, too! What more could you want? Clay Jazz plays the People's Pint the third Wednesday of each month. No cover charge, but we welcome your generous contributions to the sparkling treasure chest.  
 
The People's Pint
24 Federal Street
Greenfield MA 01301 
413-773-0333
 
 
 
Clay Jazz will also play a set at the Great Falls Art Festival on Sunday, May 20, 2-3:30 pm.  This is the third annual arts festival to benefit The Brick House Community Resource Center. It's a fabulous outside event with juried arts/crafts, live music, food, and kid's activities!

Come enjoy the glorious Spring air, and support an excellent cause. Free admission, so this is one you can't miss! All the fun happens at the Great Falls Discovery Center, Avenue A (just off Route 2, over Gill-Montague bridge), Turner's Falls MA 413-863-9576
GREAT FALLS ART FEST CALL TO ARTISTS!
April 9th and 23rd, and May 7th. 

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The jury for the GREAT FALLS ART FEST will be viewing applications for this wonderful event (ART, MUSIC, and FOOD!) in Turners Falls on April 9th and 23rd, and May 7th. 

Sponsored by The Brick House Community Resource Center (an awesome non-profit organization), the Great Falls Art Fest offers artists from all over New England the opportunity to have their art seen and purchased by vistors from all over New England. 

It also offers two days of live local music (a fabulous eclectic mix!), great local food, and kids' activities (including a hula hoop maker, a local clown, and more!).  This fest coincides with the Arts & Blooms Open Studio and Downtown Turners Falls Walking Tour, so the village will be FILLED with the art-loving public...don't miss the opportunity to share your art with everyone! This is a fabulous event and we would would love to have the opportunity to view your application! 

For more information, please call Karen at 413-863-9576 or visit www.thebrickhouseinc.org
PAPERMAKING 1  2  3
April 28 -May 12. Papermaking with local fibers.

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PAPERMAKING 1  2  3 

Papermaking with local fibers.
April 28 -May 12
Time: 10:00 AM

Hand Papermaking with Natural Fibers  easy as 1  2  3 with Sheryl Jaffe

 1.  April 28 at the Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, youth 10AM-12PM Adults 1-4
$15.00 to learn papermaking.  Register  413-322-5660  www.wistariahurst.org

 2.  May 12  Brattleboro, VT. River Valley School of Art.  May 12  10-5:00. $95.00    Make kozo/dandelion paper.  rivergalleryschool.org   rgsart@sover.net

 3.  July 2-6 Prince Edward Island, Canada. Local fiber papers and learn to print cyanotype and Van Dyke photo chemistry.  FUN! July 8- bookbinding.

www.maritimephotoworkshops.com  or 902-659-2559

Or email sheryljaffe@yahoo.com for more info on fantastic fun fibers for paper.
J.S. BACH: HIS FOREBEARS, FAMILY AND FOLLOWERS
May 18 & 19, 7:30 PM. Pioneer Valley Cappella Choral Concert

J.S. BACH: HIS FOREBEARS, FAMILY AND FOLLOWERS
Pioneer Valley Cappella Choral Concert
05/18/07 - 05/19/07
Time: 7:30 pm

Pioneer Valley Cappella's Spring concerts explore Johann Sebastian Bach: what influenced his work, and his continuing influence on other composers.

The central work on the program is his magnificent motet,  Jesu, meine Freude.  Born into one of Germany's leading musical families, Bach blended traditional German music with new trends from Italy and France. Our program traces this progress with works of Pachelbel, Frescobaldi, Couperin, and two of J. S. Bach's cousins (Johann Ludwig and Johann Christoph).

A lush Ave Maria 0430_BACH.jpgby Villa-Lobos and a hauntingly austere series of Haiku poems set by Peter Schickele (alter ego of Bach's last and least son, P.D.Q.) demonstrate J.S. Bach s persistent musical prominence.  Geoffrey Hudson, director, conducts in his farewell performance with the Pioneer Valley Cappella.
 
Friday, May 18 at the Amherst Unitarian Society Meetinghouse
121 North Pleasant St, Amherst
 
Saturday, May 19 at Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot St, Holyoke
 
Both concerts are at 7:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $12 General, $6 Students/Seniors
 
Illy coffee containers needed!


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Art business in need of a supply of illy containers as bases for one of their robot clocks.

If you use illy coffee- regular, decaf or espresso or know an office or business who does, please contact Susan Boss or Mark Brown at bossbrown@bossbrownart.com or call 413-527-9675.

We will make arrangements to collect or pay shipping for the source. THANKS, and don't forget to recycle.
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE NEWSLETTER

DENISE RIGGS
BRUCE BARONE

LIZ CHALFIN/ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
MARIE SHANAHAN
TERRY ROONEY
CHRISTIN COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
SARAH PEBWORTH
DEBIN BRUCE
SUSAN BERGERON-WEST
CHARLES STERN
JANET FRAIDSTERN
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
LARRY SLEZAK
TERRY ROONEY
ANNE BURTON
DEAN NIMMER
BILL MYERS
KATHLEEN TRESTKA
ANITA HUNT
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
DAVID SMITH
JEFF MACK
LYNN PETERFREUND
BRADLEY FOX
KAREN AXELROD
AACO (AMERICAN ARTS COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION), In memory of our artists friends who were victims of AIDS and in honor of Aids Awareness Day, December 1st
KELSEY FLYNN
LYN HORAN
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BRONWEN HODGKINSON
BRIANA TAYLOR
DORIS MADSEN
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
THE
JOAN AXELROD-CONTRADA
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
DARYL LAFLEUR
WEDNESDAY NELENA SOROKIN
LINDA BATCHELOR

CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

May 12, 2007 - Call for applications for  upcoming Juried New England Photographers
Biennial at the Danforth Museum of Art.
 
WHO: Photographers based in New England.  We encourage traditional and non-traditional photography including new media,installations, mixed media, etc.

 
WHAT : Our Museum seeks to display and honor regional photographers.  Jurors are Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection, at the Museum of Fine Arts and Arlette Kayafas, Director, of the Kayafas Gallery in Boston for our upcoming New England Photographers Biennial Exhibition.  The exhibition will be on view this Fall 2007 at the Danforth Museum of Art.  Deadline for
submissions is May 12, 2007.  

Please see our website www.danforthmuseum.org
and look under Exhibits to download the application.

WHERE: Danforth Museum of Art, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702

COST: $25 for up to three entries.  Additional entries may be submitted for an additional $10 per piece.    

CONTACT: Lisa Leavitt, Danforth Museum of Art (508) 620-0050 x 12 or
lleavitt@danforthmuseum.org with any questions.

Thank you!
Lisa Leavitt
Museum Registrar
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue

Framingham, MA  01702
tel.  (508) 620-0050 x 12
fax  (508) 872-5542

lleavitt@danforthmuseum.org
www.danforthmuseum.org
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CALL FOR ARTISTS -- GALLERY A3 IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Description: Gallery A3 shows contemporary art by Valley artists.  Since it opened in 2002, the gallery s been an alternative venue for innovative art in a wide range of media and styles.  Gallery A3 is a cooperative run by its artists.  Members share business and aesthetic decisions and form a supportive community for making and exhibiting art.  The gallery has an exhibition space in the new Amherst Cinema building and holds its opening receptions in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk.
 Artists working in all media are invited to apply.  Spring deadline dates are April 5 and May 9.  Applications are available at Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA.  The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-7:00 pm.  Phone 413-256-4250.  For more information please call the gallery or email mtc@crocker.com.
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Sep 01, 2007 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Seeking visual artists, writers, and composers for 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-wk-long residencies, Jan 1 - Jun 15, 2008. Free housing and studio space and a $100/wk stipend. For application and complete guidelines please contact: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City NE 68410 OR 402-874-9600 OR http://www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org OR info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org
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Ongoing
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly, self-guided walking tour of arts and culture, has added a proposal page to its website where visual, music and performance artists can outline what they would like to show or perform if given the opportunity.

All the locations that participate in Art Walk Easthampton can view the submissions for possible inclusion in an upcoming event. The talent describes the work, provides images, identifies the types of venues they would like to be in, the dates they are available and provides contact information. If there's a match between the submission and the venue's interest, the venue contacts the talent directly to handle booking arrangements.
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org and is open to all local and regional artists.

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ONGOING
An offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown Sounds who generously would like to have artists display their work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St. Theater)

The window is quite large, and has three panels, each one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning; the heat of the sun plus the narrowness of the window make it inappropriate to display most musical instruments.

However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork since it's only exposed for a month to six weeks. I normally pay $150 to the artist who installs the window, and work out a consignment agreement for the store to take a percentage of the price if the art is for sale and we manage to sell some of it.

The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a wall at the back of the window that's about three feet high, or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the ceiling.
It's great when the art can have a musical theme, but it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible commercial location, the work should have a mainstream appeal and not have themes which could be offensive. Small pieces don't work well since the window is so large.

If one of your readers is interested in displaying in this context, please have them contact me via email: musician@downtownsounds.com, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.

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ONGOING.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image Registry The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual artist residing in the United States. Deadline: On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/ slide_reg.shtml

 
RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

THE BOLTWOOD MARKETPLACE IS AMHERST'S NEWEST OUTDOOR MIXED MARKET! ARISTS, CARFTS PEOPLE AND FARMERS: WE HAVE A MARKET FOR ALL OF YOU!  
04/28/07 - 10/27/07
9:00am-1:00pm every Sat.

There's a new mixed Marketplace in Amherst!
 
 We are looking for Artists, Crafts People and Farmers to join our market.

 The Boltwood Marketplace is located behind Bueno Y Sano and Newbury Comics adjacent to the new Amherst parking garage.  We opened last year and hope to have a 2nd successful year.  The Boltwood Marketplace is opening on April 28th and will be open every Saturday through October from 9:00 am to 1:00pm.
 If you are interested in participating in the Boltwood Marketplace we are now accepting applications.  Please help us spread the word abut our market and support our local community.
 
 Please call Kathryn for details: (413) 253-7879
 info@amherstlincolnrealty.com
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Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls

GREAT LIGHT!   
5 LARGE WINDOWS! 
WEST & SOUTH EXPOSURE
555  Sq Ft        Approx 21' x 27'
High Speed Internet connection available!
Includes heat and electric!
Rent-$500/month 
  
413-625-6177
schaktman@comcast.net


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STUDIO SPACE IN PITTSFIELD

Start Date: late July

Description: The Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA will have studio spaces for
rent starting in late July.  
Cost: spaces start at $150 for at least 300 sq. ft. 
Includes heat and a/c, not electrical.
Second floor, great light, high ceilings.
413-442-7201
 
www.storefrontartist.org
STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE ASAP
End Date: negotiable
Time: ASAP
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Studio Sublet-Arts and Industry Building, Florence, Ma
Looking to sublet approx 650sq ft.
$320mo. inclusive
available ASAP
 
High ceilings, brick walls, wood floors,
great artistic community and neighbors
 
contact: 
Lisa 413.320.1957
phoenix8108@yahoo.com
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STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE NOW IN EASTHAMPTON - The Blue Guitar Gallery in Easthampton is a shared workspace and gallery. It is 410 sq. ft. on the inside, and there's also a small space 120 sq. ft., carpeted available. $200 month includes utilities and the right to a private or shared show twice a year. There's also a nice hall and reception area for hanging work. Since I need to keep the walls clean for showing, I'm looking for artists who work on easels or tables, not too messy. It's on the ground floor, at 186 D Northampton Street (Rte. 10), just over the line from Northampton. It's opposite the post office. The grand opening will be March 10, during Art Walk Easthampton!

Contact Christie Svane at csvane@comcast.net, 413-247-9454, www.theblueguitar.org

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"A.R.T.S. Anonymous is a 12 step recovery group for artists of all kinds and at all levels. We meet every Monday from 6:30 to 8pm in Room 230 at Wright Hall on the Smith College campus. No dues or fees. For more information call 413.527.5215 or visit their website, http://artsanonymous.org/."

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Valley Entrepreneurs! Our service area just expanded! Valley CDC can help you:

Explore your business ideas, Market your art, products & services, Identify new markets, Get more customers, Write your business plan, Explore financial viability, Improve business operations, Seek financing, and more.
Free Business Counseling ?! Starting a business? Need more business? Let us help! It's what we do.
Now serving ALL Amherst, Hadley, Northampton & Easthampton businesses with 20 employees or less. No income restrictions. We deliver more. Call for a confidential appointment today! 413 529-0420, ValleyCDC.com
Funded by MA Commonwealth's Dept. of Business and Technology-SBTA Grant, the City of Easthampton through the MA Community Development Block Grant -Ready Resource, the City of Northampton-CDBG Program, and Florence Savings Bank.
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FREE CREDIT COUNSELING FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
 

Valley CDC Expands Business Services to Include Credit Counseling

 Northampton, MA, March 23, 2007: Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley CDC), a community-based non-profit organization, is now offering personal credit counseling. This free one-on-one counseling is available to people who want to open a small business in Valley CDC's service area - Easthampton, Northampton, Hadley & Amherst. Current small business owners with 20 or fewer employees are also eligible. There are no income restrictions. This free credit counseling is available through June of 2007 via a grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business and Technology.

According to David Plaut, Small Business Credit Counselor for Valley CDC, "We know that credit scores play a very significant role when applying for a business loan. We want our clients to secure financing, so we set them up for success. Credit reports and credit scoring can be confusing. We can decipher that information and help people boost their scores."

Valley CDC has been helping entrepreneurs start new enterprises and expand existing small businesses for more than 18 years. Since 2003, Valley CDC has counseled more than 250 individuals and businesses, and helped them acquire more than $470,000 in funding from conventional banks and community loan funds. Valley CDC's clients include companies in many diverse businesses, including restaurants, manufacturers, beauty salons, spas, artists and artisans, clothing designers, and retailers.

According to Joanne Campbell, Executive Director of Valley CDC, "We are very excited to be able to expand our small business technical services to include credit counseling. Our current grant will fund this service until June 30, 2007, so we hope that local entrepreneurs act on this opportunity quickly. We are also hopeful that the legislature will recognize the economic benefits that all Massachusetts communities gain from their investment in local entrepreneurs and small businesses, and continue to fund the program beyond that date."

For more information about credit counseling, please contact David Plaut, Small Business Credit Counselor at 413-586-5855 x16 or dp@valleycdc.com.

LINKS TO PEOPLE AND STUFF
THIS SECTION OFFICIALLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I very recently switched to this new template. It did not convert my old template and tech help at Constant Contact confirmed that I need to move all my information over myself. Most of it, like text data, can be cut and pasted. But the links, which originated from an entry into a constant contact template, are assigned trackback URLs which allow for comparative metrics and this causes crazy things to happen. So I am starting this section over, as I already did with the rest of the newsletter, to fit into the new template. When I paste links in one at a time the link name appears as the URL plus the trackback data like this:

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=nhefh6bab.0.xhxbgzbab.jrfsprbab.1&ts=S0232&p=http
%3A%2F%2Fwww.polturgeon.com

And when I try to paste the whole list at once it deletes all the URL data and becomes a list of links to nothing, sort of like an excremental link. So, I am going through an old URL list and clicking on each link and then copying the link name and target into this space. So It will be under construction for a bit.

Just look at what this template has doen to my font sizes all over this newsletter. They are all over the place and out of control. And I know what I am doing but this template has other ideas. Maybe by next week I will be once again master of the formatting of this newsletter but for now, I throw up my hands and have a call in to tech help.

www.eastmontgallery.net   
Stone Soup Concrete
Walter Buckingham

Paul Shoul
Marie Shanhan/The Birchtree Center
NOKILLING

Briana Taylor
Jon Whintey
Terry Rooney
Daryl LaFleur, Public Policy in Northampton
Daryl LaFleur's Northampton Redoubt blog

Annie Bissett
www.suzeco.com
Dana Wilde Arts
The Artisan Gallery
christin couture/william hosie
Terry Rooney
Daryl Lafleur
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
cdeVision
Maureen Scanlon's Peace Ribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney

The Canal Gallery Building
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
Local.Masslive!
The O-Tones
The Florence Poets Society
Lillianna Pereira
Linda Batchelor
Betsy Dawn Williams
Tim De Christopher
Frank Ward
Noarthampton Arts Council
Lisa Leary
Gineen
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