EDITOR & PUBLISHER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
July 2, 2007
|WE FORGET ALL TOO SOON
seems a nice day for some quotes by
"A place belongs forever to whoever
claims it hardest, remembers it most
obsessively, wrenches it from itself,
shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically
that he remakes it in his own image."
is a piano I play by ear. All I know
about grammar is its power."
write entirely to find out what I'm
thinking, what I'm looking at, what
I see and what it means. What I want
and what I fear."
is a question of recognizing that anything
worth having has a price."
willingness to accept responsibility
for one's own life is the source from
which self-respect springs."
have that sense of one's intrinsic
worth which constitutes self-respect
is potentially to have everything:
the ability to discriminate, to love
and to remain indifferent. To lack
it is to be locked within oneself,
paradoxically incapable of either
love or indifference."
there ever in anyone's life span a
point free in time, devoid of memory,
a night when choice was any more than
the sum of all the choices gone before?"
forget all too soon the things we
thought we could never forget."
"To free us from the expectations
of others, to give us back to ourselves--there
lies the great, singular power of
"When we start
deceiving ourselves into thinking
not that we want something or need
something, not that it is a pragmatic
necessity for us to have it, but
that it is a moral imperative that
we have it, then is when we join
the fashionable madmen, and then
is when the thin whine of hysteria
is heard in the land, and then is
when we are in bad trouble."
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JUNE 18, 2007
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WORK BY YULIN SAN
2 - 5 PM at the Hosmer Gallery
in Forbes Library, Northampton
Hosmer Gallery in Forbes Library
BY YULIN SAN
to 5:00 pm
The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library
is pleased to announce YULIN SAN, NEW
WORK, an exhibition of 30 panoramic
silver gelatin prints on
view from Tuesday, July 3 through Monday,
July 30, 2007. An opening reception will
be on Saturday, July 7, from 2:00 to 5:00
In this exhibition, the artist informs
the viewer of
the unique photographic possibilities
available with the use of the 35mm panoramic
camera. Using the horizontal perspective,
San s work reveals several traditional
approaches to panoramic photography by
capturing ethereal landscapes, sweeping
cityscapes, and modern and contemporary
architectural achievements. Employing
unorthodox vertical perspectives that
naturally produce convergence when applied
at close range, many of his prints give
the panoramic image a gothic sensibility,
viewer to subtly re-examine the visual
reference, as hallways become spider
webs, mature trees become brooding monoliths,
and stairways and architectural interiors
become labyrinthine and lotus like.
Forbes Library is located at 20 West
St., in downtown Northampton, MA.
|CLAY JAZZ AT BREWMASTER'S TAVERN: 1ST AND 3RD
Dinner Jazz 07/07/07 - 08/18/07, 6-9 pm
AT BREWMASTER'S TAVERN: 1ST AND 3RD SATURDAYS
Enjoy sophisticated jazz while you
dine or quaff a fresh brew in this historic
setting. First and Third Saturdays of
the month! Sarah Clay (vocals and flute)
and Karl Rausch (guitar) play Swing, Blues,
Bossa Nova and Latin jazz. Lots of fun!
Brewmaster's Tavern (The former Williams
House), right smack in the center of Williamsburg,
has been restored and revived by the brothers
who own Opa Opa.
4 Main Street, Williamsburg
WEEK ON ON VFR: 103.3 FM
MO RADIO---> Wednesdays from
No Mo Radio this week as I will be
on a plane. I'll be back next week with
a guest, TBA.
ON WRITER'S VOICE WITH FRANCESCA RHEANNON
Writer's Voice on VFR
Brent Bauer, author of Mayo Clinic
Book of Alternative Medicine and Joseph
Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders:
Everybody's Guide to Affordable, Medical
Tourism, talk with Writer's Voice host
Francesca Rheannon. Tune in if
you have an interest in a wholistic
approach to medical treatment or where
and how you might find affordable treatment
abroad. Brent Bauer will speak
about alternative treatments for major
diseases, medical problems and preventatives
that the Mayo Clinic now supports.
Joseph Woodman offers a comprehensive
how-to for people under-insured or without
health insurance who want to find affordable
treatment in countries far flung from
the United States.
FOR A FRIDAY MORNING ON VALLEY FREE
10am to 12noon
Colors for a Friday Morning
is an electric musical journey presenting
a wide range of musical styles. From
the Jazz Standards, the Blues, Motown,
R & B, Doo-Wop, Reggae,
Souka, Latin New Song, and African
rhythms. Aretha, Hendrix, Furtado,
and Wonder are just a few others that
can be heard on Colors for a
MAN IN BLACK IS BACK! JOHNNY CASH
NIGHT ON THE NIGHT CLUB, VALLEY
FREE RADIO 103.3FM
Title: The Night Club
Two hours of top quality music
each week - this week, Eddie and
Linda Kennedy pay tribute to the
Man in Black, the late great Johnny
Cash. You can e-mail the show at
INTERVIEW WITH GREG PALAST TUESDAY,
JUNE 19TH ON SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
FROM NOON TO ONE AT WXOJ LP VALLEY
FREE RADIO, 103.3
Greg Palast,author of the New
York Times bestseller "The Best
Democracy Money Can Buy," will
talk with Alan Vogel about his
new Book, "ARMED MADHOUSE:from
Baghdad to New Orleans- sordid
secrets and strange tales of a
white house gone wild."
BATCHELOR AT LATHROP EAST GALLERY
Homage to Mom
LINDA BATCHELOR AT LATHROP EAST GALLERY
Title: Legacy: Homage to Mom
Start Date: 07/01/07
End Date: 07/30/07
Reception Sunday July 8th from 4
was an artist who studied with Anni
and Josef Albers. She served as
an inspiration for my art and I chose
to celebrate her through a show of my
work at the Lathrop Gallery. Call Lathrop
Easthampton or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See my website at lindabatchelor-art.com
Opening: July 13, 5-7 pm. PAINTINGS BY BENJAMIN SEARS
BY BENJAMIN SEARS
JULY 31, 2007
July 13, 5-7 pm
Core Samples is an exhibition
of oil paintings dealing with the growth
and decay that exist in both physical
and psychological environments. The imagery
is informed by everyday observations of
minute architectural details and memories
of ancient Roman ruins, reflecting spaces
and forms that are both monumental and
Ben Sears explores his interest in
the relationship between the interior
and exterior through shapes that suggest
city structures, the human body and complex
machines. The protective skin of these
forms is peeled away, exposing vulnerable
subterranean structures, like veins just
beneath skin. These structures are often
hybrids of the organic and the mechanical.
Rendering the convoluted shapes in this
world with both illusionistic and suggestive
marks, the viewer is invited to associate
line, curve, lightness and darkness with
his or her own inner landscape, revealing
the secrets beneath the surface of things.
I enjoy focusing on the inner realm
and the creation and destruction that
are possible. Developing the fruits of
imagination is like developing a photographic
negative; the process is just as relevant
as the reality from which it is drawn.
Benjamin Sears lives in Granby, MA
and is head of the Art Department at Amherst
Regional High School. He received his
BFA in Illustration from RISD and his
MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy
of Art. Originally from Boston,
he relocated to the Pioneer Valley from
Poughkeepsie, NY in 2005.
|DE CHRISTOPHER IS BACK!!
FIRST SOLO SHOW IN NORTHAMPTON IN 12 YEARS!
Start Date: 07/16/07
Reception, Fri. July 20th, 5 - 8 PM. Daily
form 12 - 5 PM
The first major solo show of sculptor
Tim de Christopher to hit Northampton
in 12 years! Recent work in stone,
photographs, drawings, video, and more.
The show title refers to a topic of conversation
in the Psychiatric Ward at Cooley Dickenson
Hospital where de Christopher was a recent
On display are the remains of the Shackeld
Angel/Shattered Angel, and his most recent
work, "Agent Larry", inspired by a true
story of intrigue and mystery in high
stakes real estate deals in Turners Falls.
Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton,
MA 01060, 413/586-6300. www.oxbowgallery.com
This show is funded in part by the
Arts Council of Northampton
|AFTER-HOURS AT CUP AND TOP CAFE!
THE ART SALON
AFTER-HOURS AT CUP AND TOP CAFE!
Title: THE ART SALON
Start Date: Ongoing
End Date: Summer schedule TBA
Time: Sundays 5:30pm & Tuesdays
Description: For Beginners, Non-Artists,
and Pros alike!
Hosted and Facilitated by Northampton
artist Dana Wilde.
Creative drawing and writing
exercises help you access your creativity,
express yourself, and generate some ART
in a fun, exploratory environment. Great
for folks who feel creatively-challenged,
and for artists who want to get unstuck,
come out of isolation, or try on a whole
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early
to sign-in, get refreshments, and settle
in. We start on time.
|EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST.
THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE
WE GROW UP. ~PABLO PICASSO.
The Elusie Gallery, Old Town Hall,
JOY IN ART
06/09/07 - 07/07/07 (oh my! is this
June 14, 5-8pm
Every child is an artist. The problem
is how to remain an artist once we grow
up (Pablo Picasso): Could it be that individuals
with mental or intellectual challenges
are actually able to do so? The question,
and potential controversy, is out. And
some possible answers may be attempted
while visiting the Elusie Gallery's latest
exhibit: JOY IN ART, featuring original
and limited edition work by Joy Gosselin;
and original art by Steven Kennedy, Tony
Sadlowski, Dee Dee Sagan and Deyce Ferrer
from the Riverside Arts Workshop.
Joy Gosselin, a resident of Chicopee,
MA and 2005 graduate of Chicopee High
School is known for her use of vibrant
colors and familiar objects in her art.
In order to bring her love of art to a
broader spectrum, she started her own
fine arts business aptly named Joy
to the World, in 2005, offering
limited edition prints and art cards reproduced
from her original work.
Her work has been displayed at several
venues including the Chicopee Public Library
and The Elms College. Last year Joy showed
some of her work at the A.P.E. Gallery
in Northampton as part of "The Artistic
Abilities Exhibition of Visual Art" sponsered
by Best Buddies Massachusetts.
The Riverside Art Workshop is a program
run at Riverside Industries by local artists
Cailin Gibbons, Denise Herzog, Justin
Kim and Cyndy Sperry and funded by the
State Departement of Mental Retardation.
The work on display at the Elusie Gallery
is the result of a nine month pilot workshop.
|"SURFACING" - 20 ALL NEW, THEMATICALLY INTERWOVEN
WORKS BY NICK BAXTER
06/09/07 - 07/08/07
fine art gallery space at Off The Map
Tattoo Studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts,
will present an exhibition of paintings
and photographs by Nick Baxter entitled
which is Nick s first ever solo showing,
opens June 9 and continues through July
8, 2007. It will feature 20 all new, thematically
interwoven works. The opening reception
is from 5 9 pm on June 9, coinciding with
the ongoing Art Walk Easthampton event
Baxter, born in 1981 in New Haven Connecticut,
has followed a lifelong passion for creative
self-expression. He attended many prestigious
art schools before pursuing a career in
tattooing. He continues to develop and
pursue his interest in other fine art
mediums such as painting, mixed media
collage, and photography. Tattooing six
full years, Baxter has gained international
acclaim in the body art community for
his thought-provoking, innovative motifs
and has become widely recognized by others
in the tattoo industry for his combination
of fine art and technical tattooing skills.
He has shown fine art works in numerous
group exhibitions since 2003, and has
been featured in every major tattoo art
For more info. and directions
to the tattoo studio and its fine art
gallery space, call 413-527-6574, email
them through (email@example.com),
or view the website at (www.offthemaptattoo.com
For a comprehensive collection of Nick
s artwork, visit his website at (www.nickbaxter.com
|KATIE KOTI AND RYAN MCDONNELL
TWO YOUNG AND CHALLENGING EMERGENT
ARTISTS THAT PRESENT A TANTALIZING PAIRING
OF TALENTS THIS JUNE IN GALLERY ONE OF THE
A.P.E. ARTS SPACE.
KATIE KOTI AND RYAN MCDONNELL ARE
TWO YOUNG AND CHALLENGING EMERGENT
ARTISTS THAT PRESENT A TANTALIZING PAIRING
OF TALENTS THIS JUNE IN GALLERY ONE
OF THE A.P.E. ARTS SPACE.
New Work by Katie Koti and Ryan McDonnell
06/08/07 - 07/07/07
Time: M-Sat.10-5, Sun.12-5
presents two photographic
suites, In the Light of Day and What was
Lost Along the Way that are
visual extractions she has explored
from the common world. Koti s use
of an abstract approach in the way the
camera is placed and the distance from
which the subject is examined, allows
her to transform the simple into the profound
and the mundane into beautiful.
Her use of extreme textural details exposes
beauty in struggle and light in
McDonnell creates a wall sized
painting that is reminiscent of Jean-Michel
Basquiat, but with a spiritual
twist. Ryan pursues his painting
process as monks do in the rituals of
sand painting, only McDonnell's ecstatic
gestures and drips leave a permanent
document in the layered painterly surfaces,
a perfect compliment with Koti's precise
surfaces. The process of art making
is truthfully shamanistic to him, and
sensitive viewers will sense this.
ARTISAN GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE
NEW CERAMIC WORK OF STEPHANIE CRAIG AND
28-July 8, 2007
TRANSFORMATIONS: The Compelling Ceramic
Art of Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech
05/28/07 - 07/08/07
Time: Mon-Wed 10-6
Stephanie and Todd bring everything
to their work.
They explore, and probe, and sift through
the mountain of evidence that we are but
a small part of the natural world. They
acknowledge we are only here for a limited
duration. They encounter and respond to
the natural world on a very personal level.
Memories, growth, and disintegration are
transformed by the alchemy of intellect,
emotion and technical virtuosity into
works of compelling beauty. If the success
of a work of art can lie in its ability
to arrest the internal chatter of the
viewer then this work succeeds. If great
art achieves a beautiful complexity and
allows for a peaceful contemplation of
the larger world - then this group of
works is a success on every level.
For more information contact:
Chuck Stern, Curator
The Artisan Gallery
162 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
|CALLS FOR INDIE CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS
Art Hound Compound
ARTISTS AND INDIE CRAFTERS
Compound Hipster Artist's Market
Seeking artists and indie crafters
for a new art & crafts market opening
September 7, 2007. We're looking
for folks who create non-traditional
work, outsider art, folk art,
art brut, etc. And if you're part of
the indie crafts movement and make cool,
quirky, funky, unique, outrageous or
weird stuff and want to sell your work
in a positive, fun environment, this
is the venue for you. Details are available
on our blog at www.arthoundcompound.blogspot.com
Musicians who want to come jam at
our opening weekend event are also encouraged
to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DANDIE IN THE UNDERWORLD IS IN SEARCH OF LOCAL INDIE/DIY
CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS
in the Underworld is opening very soon
and we need you.
We're a small boutique and art space
hidden in an alley of downtown Northampton,
MA selling crafty- type goods from local
artists (western mass peeps). The boutique
is entirely decorated with recycled goods,
things we found and have given new life.
We're giving back to the community by
providing an outlet for all of the local
underground crafters and we hope you want
to be a part of it.
Art meets function here. Everything
is unique, no two pieces are the same.
But we re not a gallery. We're not looking
for fine-art, it s all about those funky/cutesy
things you make. Anything from hand-knit
scarves, bags, wallets, jewelry, cards,
clothes, pins....whatever you do, we want.
It doesn't have to be traditional, and
the less traditional the better. Nothing
is too out there for us. This is the opportunity
for all of you with that knack for creating
stuff to have it showcased in our boutique.
you're as excited as we are and want some
more info or have stuff you want to sell
please email marisa at email@example.com
or give a call (ask for rosa) at 413.387.6778.
We need your goods soon so hurry!
Create Art Studio
offers a variety of summer
programs for children and adults.
Camp programs for ages 5-14, Mommy
and Me programs for ages 3-6, an
exciting new program for high school
students ages 14-18, and life drawing
sessions for ages 18+.
SUMMER COLLAGE CLASSES WITH GINEEN COOPER AND NONA HATAY
For more information visit
our website CreateArtStudio.com
This workshop is an opportunity
to explore the painterly printmaking
processes of Monotype. It
brings together three artists
each with a novel approach to
monprinting as faculty.
Liz Chalfin will introduce additive
methods, stenciling and layering
on the first day.
Anita Hunt will bring viscosity
printing into the mix the following
day and Joyce Silverstone will
teach transfer drawing and alternative
plates on the third.
Each artist will demonstrate in
the morning leaving students the
afternoon to try their hand at
all the techniques.
The last two days will be work
days where participants can delve
into their own work and develop
rich and layered prints. Water-based
inks are capable of producing
a watercolor-like quality that
spans the full range of transparency
as well as permiting the artist
to develop opacity through layering
and thickness of application.
No previous printmaking experience
necessary. $550 + materials.
To register visit our website
or call 413.584.1783.
Cards and Explore Mainfestation Collage
groups forming now
Start Date: July 1st 2007 & July
Date: August 5th, 2007 & August
Sundays 11:30-1:30 pm, Wednesdays
by Gineen Cooper & Nona Hatay
Cards is a psychospiritual collage
art process. We
together to explore the messages of
our souls in a
environment of non-judgement and play.Open
experience necessary, great for artists
who want to try
Sunday sessions JULY 1, 8, 15, 22,
29 AUG 5
$150 All materials included.
Manifestation Collage Class
by Gineen Cooper & Nona Hatay
believe in a benevolent universe that
acts in my behalf" -unknown
the power of simple collaging to have
fun, relax , and
with others while delving into your
Manifestation Collage is the idea
that what you
on for your greater good and happiness
will come to
But first you have to identify it.
sessions July 4, 11, 18, 25,
AUG 1, 15 (no class the 8th)
pm $150 All materials included.
people max. for each class, pre-registration
and payment required to hold your
register call or email: (413)219-0569
check only payment to PO Box 767 Holyoke,
Soul Card, Clown of Sacred Play 2006
SUMMER DANCE CLASSES WITH ARIEL COHEN
AND SARAH WOLF
Mon/Thurs 12-1:15 and 1:30-2:45
12-1:15 Building From the Floor Into the
Air, taught by Ariel Cohen (See June's
1:30-2:45 Modern Dance Repertory from Run With
It, taught by Sarah Wolf. Dynamic and
demanding solos, duets and quartets
will be explored in this class. Attention
will be given to performance qualities,
examining how individual dancers bring
their own interpretation to a work while
stretching their range towards fulfilling
the movement. Come ready to move!
single class, $40 for 4 class card;
$20 for full day, $72 for 4 day card.
Call 413-586-4130 for more information
or to register. Pre-registration
NCFA OFFERS BRAND NEW, INNOVATIVE AND
VARIED SUMMER ART STUDIO
Title: Summer Art Studio
07/16/07 - 09/09/07
The Northampton Center for the Arts
is launching a summer-long educational
fine arts program featuring a series of
classes and workshops taught by some of
Northampton's most prominent visual artists.
The series is a response to frequent requests
for community arts instruction, and the
offerings have been chosen to be of interest
to a wide range of students.
Called The Summer Art Studio,
classes will be held in the Center's new
community arts classroom, a versatile,
air-conditioned space filled with natural
light. The series offers an unusual opportunity
for the community to interact with artists
in engaging events and imaginative learning
Artists are: Nava Grunfeld, watercolor;
Robert Markey, fundamentals of oil painting;
Karen Dolmanisth, two workshops:
Meditation, Drawing and Aqua Medium" and
Basic Drawing; Lea Donnan, T-shirt art
(collage, simple printmaking and textile
application); Robert Masla, drawing fundamentals;
Madison Cripps, bookbinding; Jane Lund,
For full information about all
sessions and to download the registration
form (for all except Grunfeld's), visit
or call the Center (413)
584-7327 to obtain a flyer.
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
Ashfield Cultural Council
WIN THE BABY CECIL AWARD! - ASHFIELD FILM/VIDEO CONTEST - $500 PRIZE
5-minute or less film/video contest
Start Date: 01/15/07
End Date: deadline 07/12/07
Time: Film festival 9/15/07
The Ashfield Cultural Council announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES TO A COMPETITION
OF SHORT FILMS/VIDEOS, 5 minutes
or under in length. Content
must be connected in some way
to Ashfield, Massachusetts,
birthplace of the legendary
filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959).
A first prize of $500 will be
awarded. The ten entries judged
best will be featured at a festival
in Ashfield in September of
2007. Two copies of the entry
in DVD format must reach PO
Box 92, Ashfield, MA 01330 before
Sunday, August 12, birthday
of Baby Cecil. Entries must
be suitable for general audiences.
Sorry, DVD's will not be returned.
Be sure to label the DVD's and
include email contact and mailing
address with submission. Film/video
makers retain all rights to
their entry. For further information
IT'S TIME TO PUT ON YOUR THINKING "CUP" AND SHOW US YOUR BRA!
Show Us Your BRA! 2007 Call to "Bratistes"
The Breast Form Fund Presents: SHOW US YOUR BRA! 2007 - CALL TO ARTISTS
All Bratistes are invited to create and name up to two 3-dimensional,
not necessarily functional, human-sized
or miniature BRAS made from nonperishable
materials. Prizes will be awarded
to top bra creations in both categories.
The deadline for submissions is
September 23, 2007 at 2 pm. Entry
form and details are available
at www.showusyourbra.org or 413-584-6673.
AUCTION & GALA
October 13, 2007, 7 pm, Northampton Center
for the Arts, 17 New South St,
Silent and live auction of bra creations plus delicious food & drink
and lively music, $30 donation,
tickets are available on line
The 2008 Calendar of prize-winning bras
will be available at the auction,
online at www.showusyourbra.org and in stores November 2007.
All proceeds from this fabulous three-part fundraising event benefit the
Breast Form Fund, a nonprofit
organization that provides post-mastectomy
prostheses and bras to uninsured
and underinsured women, helping
breast cancer survivors look and
feel beautiful. www.thebreastformfund.org
Our generous sponsors are Baystate Regional Cancer Program s Comprehensive
Breast Center, Cooley Dickinson
Hospital, Florence Savings Bank,
The Lathrop Community, State Street
Wines and Spirits, The Valley
Advocate, Whole Foods, WRNX and
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residency
ARTS COUNCIL WILL PRESENT SELF
REFLECTION, A JURIED EXHIBITION
OF SELF-PORTRAITS BY ARTISTS
LIVING AND WORKING IN WESTERN
Title: Self Reflection
Start Date: 10/02/07
End Date: 10/31/07
Time: reception TBA
Self Reflection will provide
an opportunity and venue for
artists from throughout our
region to draw attention to
who is making art, where they
are working, how they see themselves,
and how their work mirrors our
All 2 and 3 dimensional media
including painting, mixed media,
photography, sculpture, printmaking,
digital, and video and performing
arts will be considered for
Self Reflection. The Hosmer
Gallery offers a variety of
display options and we hope
to exhibit a wide range of work.
Information and call for
entry forms are available at
the Hosmer Gallery. Applications are due August 15, 2007.
Artscape outdoor art exhibition
in the Berkshires
JULY 13, 2007
CALL TO ARTISTS
"Reinvent and redefine
the tradition of art in public
ARTSCAPE and the CITY OF
ABOUT ARTSCAPE AND THE
CITY OF PITTSFIELD
The City of Pittsfield,
the hub of culturally rich
Berkshire County in
is home to over 50 public
art works in its downtown,
ranging from murals to
The mission of the City of
Pittsfield's Artscape program
is to enhance the downtown's
attract visitors by installing
and promoting works of art
in various outdoor
locations accessible to
the public throughout the
downtown area. The annual
exhibition is a yearlong
outdoor art show featuring
work by regionally and
nationally known artists.
A city of 45,000, Pittsfield
has a vibrant cultural life
and is home to the
Berkshire Museum, Hancock
Shaker Village, Barrington
Stage Company, the
Colonial Theatre, the Berkshire
Opera Company, South Mountain
Berkshire Music School,
the Berkshire Athenaeum, the
Storefront Artist Project,
variety of other cultural
attractions. A "city in the
also features a winter
ski resort, a state forest,
two lakes, the Housatonic
River, and a National Audubon
Society sanctuary within its
Artists proposing an existing
or new work for public
display are encouraged
to visit the City of Pittsfield
before submitting their proposal.
must take into account
that the site is an urban
outdoor environment. Please
be aware that sculptures
and installations must meet
safety requirements and be
able to withstand the effects
of weather and public use over
Insurance coverage for
the artwork (protection against
damage, theft or
vandalism) is not provided.
Liability insurance is provided
by the City of
exhibition of the work will
be between October 2006 and
Proposals are juried by
an advisory committee composed
curators, artists, arts
administrators and the City's
Director of Cultural Development
and Artscape member representatives.
Recipients are granted
financial support in the amount
of $500 and some
technical assistance to
install work. Technical assistance
is approved by
the Artscape committee
on a project-by-project basis.
Placement of all work is
determined by the committee.
Requests for site-specific
locations must be
submitted in original proposal.
program is open to all artists,
nationally and internationally.
Artscape will not provide
any housing or transportation.
Artists living outside the
local region have to make
their own living and travel
2007-08 Artscape Call for
* Current Resume
* CD With Images
(preferred) or slides
* CD (preferred)
/ Slide script
* Color Laser
Copies, Photographs Or Digital
* Self Addressed,
Stamped Envelope (For Return
* Self Addressed
Stamped Postcard (Optional)
(notify you of receipt of
Resume: This should
include information about
history; awards, grants/residencies;
and details of any published
or reviews about your work.
Please provide the names,
addresses and telephone numbers
people who are familiar with
Images on CD (or 35mm SLIDES):
Images should be of recent
particularly if they relate
to your proposal. (If submitting
slides, be sure
to label each slide with
your name, an arrow indicating
orientation of the image,
a number that corresponds
to the slide script. Send
slides in a clear plastic
sleeve.) DO NOT SEND MORE
THAN TEN IMAGES. ONLY THE
FIRST TEN WILL BE
slide Script: Please
send a list (printed hard
copy) that corresponds to
the submitted images. For each
image, include the title, date,
dimensions and, if necessary,
a brief description of the
Color Laser Copies, Photographs
Or Digital Prints
These should be of images
selected from the submitted
images of existing
work available for exhibit.
Do not send images of works
that are not included on
the script. Be sure to
label each one with your name
and a number that
corresponds to the script.
A brief description of
the work that you would like
to produce and exhibit.
This can be a written description
and/or a drawing, plan or
Please DO NOT send:
· materials larger than
8-1/2 x 11 inches
· original artwork
· large format transparencies
· video tapes
Self Addressed, Stamped
Envelope: large enough to
enclose all submitted
materials and should have
enough postage to cover return
Self Addressed Stamped
For notification that your
proposal package was received,
please enclose a
self addressed, stamped
proposals must be received
in the office of Cultural
The Lichtenstein Center for
the Arts by 5:00 pm on July
Be sure to put your name,
address and telephone number
on all materials.
You can send your proposal
by regular mail, Federal Express,
UPS or hand
delivery (between 9:30
am and 5 pm, Monday through
2007 Public Art Proposal
of Cultural Development
of Cultural Development
Please do not send your
proposal by registered mail
or return receipt.
NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL WILL
PRESENT SELF REFLECTION, A JURIED
EXHIBITION OF SELF-PORTRAITS
BY ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING
IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.
Self Reflection will provide
an opportunity and venue for
artists from throughout our
region to draw attention to
who is making art, where they
are working, how they see
themselves, and how their
work mirrors our society.
All 2 and 3 dimensional
media including painting,
mixed media, photography,
sculpture, printmaking, digital,
and video and performing arts
will be considered for Self
Reflection. The Hosmer Gallery
offers a variety of display
options and we hope to exhibit
a wide range of work.
Information and call for
entry forms are available
and the Hosmer Gallery. Applications are due August 15, 2007.
Exceptional Talent Deserves to be
ready for your residency?
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES:
July 2008 - December 2008
January 2009 - June 2009
Deadline for Application:
February 28, 2008
Few programs exist either on the
national or international level
where the sole mission is to support
the creativity of artists. From
the beginning, the art-making process
has been the highest priority at
the Bemis Center for Contemporary
Arts, where both the atmosphere
and environment offer ideal situations
for creative growth and experimentation.
We address the practical aspects
of this mission by providing well-equipped
studio spaces, living accommodations
and monthly stipends. Located in
two urban warehouses totaling 110,000
square feet, our facilities are
designed to foster creativity and
the productive exchange of ideas.
Artists from around the world come
to the Bemis Center to work in this
supportive community and confront
Applications available at www.bemiscenter.org
CALADAN GALLERY presents: TRAVELS-- A JURIED EXHIBITION about PLACES
We are tapping into the broad experiences of our travels, be they around
corner, to distances known and unknown, internal or external. We are
documenting the journey from here to there. Pollen travels, light travels, and so
we. Our journeys are simple
and complex, can be both exhilarating
disturbing, purposeful, or not.
We absorb beauty, information,
and pure reaction to
experience. We watch the
seeds of the great Oak tree travel
itself. The bee travels
to replicate life.
We travel to understand
Or simply to enjoy it. We
are seeking art that reflects
Participating artists will be selected by the Caladan Gallery staff, with
or more artists being awarded a solo exhibition. Artists working in
painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital, textiles,
media, and installation are eligible. Video work cannot be accommodated at
Caladan Gallery presents timely and relevant virtual exhibitions that are
unique in concept and presentation. The exhibitions are very carefully juried
and considered, each accepted artist tending to work within the parameters
the intentions of the concept for any particular month. We also have affordable
membership opportunities. We
are artist-friendly, keeping our
commissions as low as possible, doing extensive listings and fresh press
monthly. Dialogues between
over 10,000 UNIQUE visitors each
month and many
artists have found expansive opportunities as a result of their exposure
Gallery Site. Many artists
have had the opportunity to exhibit
at our physical
sister gallery in Lawrence, Massachusetts, as well. We have been online
since October of 2003, and have been extremely fortunate to create an exciting,
diverse, and active meeting place for artists and viewers alike, creating
and positive virtual atmosphere.
Visit the Gallery Site
ENTRIES - ARTISTS' BOOK EXHIBITION
to see the current and past exhibitsand
for more information!
ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
deadline for entries 7/16/07
Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA is very
excited to host the 4th Annual
Artists Book Exhibition,
entitled BookMarks ZMP.
The Exhibition runs Sept 11 -
Oct 26, 2007 and we are currently
This year s exhibition will be presented in conjunction with the Museums10
BookMarks celebration, a
region-wide year of exhibitions
and programs dedicated to the
book. We are honored
to have Ruth R. Rogers who is
the Special Collections Librarian
at Wellesley College as this year
s juror. We invite you to submit
your best work for her review.
A3 SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Call for Artists
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
in all media are invited to
apply. Gallery members
jury applications once a month.
are available at:
A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst,
Wednesday through Sunday, 1-7:00
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY
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
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
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
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
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
or via phone at 413- 586-0998.
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:
|YOU, TOO, CAN GIVE AWAY OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
ECC seeks new members
Easthampton Cultural Council
YOU, TOO, CAN GIVE AWAY OTHER PEOPLE'S
MONEY TO ARTISTS!
ECC seeks new members
Easthampton Cultural Council needs you!
If you either live or work in Easthampton,
and would be interested in supporting
the arts and culture of the town by giving
away grant money, please join us!
Meetings are on the third Wednesday
of every month at 50 Payson Ave (City
Offices), 7 pm. For more information,
email email@example.com, or visit
We distribute state money to local
artists in the visual and performing arts.
The ECC also participates in Arts Walk
and other community arts activities.
Individual members are active in many
other community groups.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council
promotes excellence, access, education
and diversity in the arts, humanities,
and interpretive sciences to improve the
quality of life for all Massachusetts
residents and contribute to the economic
vitality of our communities.
We fund: individual artists
both visual and performing; and
organizations including: Art Walk Easthampton;
Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail; Easthampton
Arts Appreciation Museum Trips; Easthampton
Family Center; Easthampton Historical
Society; Easthampton Parks: Arts in the
Park; Easthampton Schools; Emily Williston
Memorial Library; Easthampton Windows
Project; Flywheel; Late Bloomers Art Adventures;
Pumpkins in the Park; Riverside Industries;
PLEASE NOTIFY ME WHEN YOUR
SPACE HAS BEEN RENTED OR YOUR LISTING
ART STUDIOS FOR RENT
Large, affordable art studios
currently available for rent.
A whopping 1,000 square feet
for only $500.- per month
We can show anytime.
Call David at 413-433-0501
for a viewing.
THE BOLTWOOD MARKETPLACE IS AMHERST'S NEWEST
OUTDOOR MIXED MARKET! ARISTS,
CARFTS PEOPLE AND FARMERS: WE
HAVE A MARKET FOR ALL OF YOU!
CHEAP STUDIO TIME
Our phenomenal studio in
Florence has a wood floor.
The main space is open and
free from any posts or beams.
There is also a comfy sitting
area ideal for writing or
support groups. Call for
a time to come see all the
other details -- it's a
lovely place to be.
for ongoing rentals.
Life Sanctuary Studio
04/28/07 - 10/27/07
There's a new mixed Marketplace
are looking for Artists, Crafts
People and Farmers to join our
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.
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.
call Kathryn for details: (413)
STUDIO FOR RENT
Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls
5 LARGE WINDOWS!
WEST & SOUTH EXPOSURE
555 Sq Ft Approx 21' x
High Speed Internet connection available!
Includes heat and electric!
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
STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE ASAP
End Date: negotiable
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
Contact Christie Svane at firstname.lastname@example.org,
"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
Entrepreneurs! Our service area
just expanded! Valley CDC can
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,
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.
COUNSELING FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
Expands Business Services to Include
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 email@example.com.
|Illy coffee containers needed!
Illy coffee containers needed!
Art business in need of a supply
of illy containers as bases for one of their
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call
We will make arrangements to collect or
pay shipping for the source. THANKS, and
don't forget to recycle.
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE NEWSLETTER
MARK BROWN/SUSAN BOSS
CHRISTIN COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
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
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation
made to Humane Society in Jamoka's
WEDNESDAY NELENA SOROKIN
|VALLEY ENTREPRENEURS RESOURCES
FREE WORKSHOP FOR VALLEY ENTREPRENEURS!
Title: Workshop - Guerilla Marketing
Start Date: 06-20-07
Time: 6-9 pm
Description: Free Workshop for
Valley Entrepreneurs! - Guerilla Marketing
Explore unconventional but highly
effective marketing techniques to
achieve maximum results from minimal
resources. Develop short-term,
intermediate, and long-term programs
to boost profits in a manner consistent
with your business and personal readiness.
3 hrs. Instructor: Sheldon
Wed. June 20, 6-9 PM, Forbes
Library, 20 West St., Northampton.
Call Dave Plaut at (413) 586-5855
x16 to register. Class size
is limited, so call early. See
calendar for directions and
for other classes. This free workshop
series is made possible by Valley
CDC through a grant from the MA Commonwealth's
Department of Business & Technology.
Please thank your state legislators!
FREE WORKSHOP FOR VALLEY ENTREPRENEURS!
101: GETTING YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE
Title: Workshop - Websites 101:
Getting Your Business Online
Start Date: 06-21-07
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Description: Free Workshop for
Valley Entrepreneurs! - Websites
101: Getting Your Business Online
Learn real world information to
plan your web project, from do it
yourself tips to hiring a pro. Learn
the ins and outs of web sites, including
buying/transferring domain names,
how to sell on the web, getting
into Google, comparing Flash, static
and dynamic sites, and more. This
is not a computer-based web design
or programming class, but a place
to answer the question "Where do
I start?" 2 hrs.
Instructor: Leslie Tane Hannus www.leslietanedesign.com
, Thurs. June 21, 6:30-8:30
PM, Easthampton Public Library,
9 Park St. Call Dave Plaut
at (413) 586-5855 x16 to register.
Class size is limited, so call early.
calendar for directions and
for other classes. This free workshop
series is made possible by Valley
CDC through a grant from the MA
Commonwealth's Department of Business
& Technology. Please thank your
IN THE VALLEY ADVOCATE
In response to all the inquiries
People frequently ask me why their event
listing didn't make it into the Valley Advocate.
I guess it would seem that because I currently
have a blog on their site that I might have
some insight. I might have thought that
too except that I am me and I know otherwise.
My own events (ones that I am in) rarely
make it into the free listings section so
I have long wondered if I have that merde
touch because as you can bet, my appreciation
for and understanding of how things should
be formatted is pretty well thought. But
because I keep hearing more and more how
upset people are (me too) when events are
submitted in time and perfectly formatted
yet don't make it in, I wrote to the Valley
Advocate to ask why. Here is Tom Sturm's
(listing editor person) reply;
agree with not accepting attached text or
PDFs. If one of us has to open the attachment
and paste all the text into an email I agree
that it should be the person who benefits
from having the text included in the listings.
And PDFs mean a LOT of work for the person
posting your event which is why I refuse
to accept them. It would mean buying acrobat
which I cannot afford and it would also
mean an extra hour to compile your listing.
But I remain dissappointed that my last
few shows went unlisted.
To Submit Listings
Include a brief description of the
event or artist, date, price, time, venue
address and phone number, preferably in
the format of our listings. Incomplete
submissions will not be listed; due to
space constraints, inclusion in the calendar
is not guaranteed. Deadline is Thursday,
5:00 p.m. two weeks prior to the issue
date in which the listing would appear.
Space does not permit listing advance
notices. To be considered for more extensive
write-up, please include artwork (300
dpi high quality digital images, photos
or slides). We prefer e-mail and fax submissions.
We do not accept text attachments. The
address for regular mail is: Listings
Editor, Valley Advocate, 116 Pleasant
St. Suite 335, Easthampton, MA 01027.
email@example.com ˆ Fax:
Also remember the following:
- if your listing misses the deadline,
it will be deleted.
- if your listing is only presented
as some .pdf, word file or other form
of text attachment, it will be deleted.
- if your event is outside our area
of coverage (generally the 413 area code,
with some few exceptions in Hartford and
Brattleboro), it will be deleted.
- if your event is any sort of ongoing
'class,' yoga, writing workshop, yard
sale or church supper, they will most
likely be deleted (there are just far
too many of these coming in).
- if your event is being held at a
private residence, it will be deleted.
- if your event costs more than $40,
it will be deleted.
Finally, on Mondays, as often as not,
the editor-in-chief will come by and tell
me to hack three columns out of the listings,
arbitrarily, because of space limitations.
Since Art show listings tend to go on
the longest and hence have more of a chance
to make it into the next week's issue
as opposed to one-time events, these are
typically the first to be hacked.
Hope this has enlightened all...
TO MAKE A
DONATION OR SPONSOR THE NEWSLETTER
Unfortunately due to stuff I can't comprehend, the PayPal button has to
say, "Buy Now", rather than "donate".
I want it to say "Hello Sweetheart!"
Anyway--thanks for your support!
If this button does not work you may have
to try another browser. sigh.
and the like can be mailed to:
PO Box 6109
Holyoke, MA 01041-6109
I think a lot of people still have my
old arts & industry address as postcards
get forwarded to me but I think that may
IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE ART ANGELS
|TO SUBMIT EVENTS
FOR THIS NEWSLETTER PLEASE
USE THE FORM AT THIS LINK
ARE DUE BY SUNDAY AT 5PM. PLEASE RESPECT
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS CAN NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. THE EXCELLENT LINK IS ALL YOU EVER NEED TO SUBMIT CONTENT. IT IS YOUR FRIEND.
ARE POSTED HERE. TO SUBMIT AN EVENT CLICK HERE
|Join Our Excellent Mailing List
I get some hilarious comments and so I will
start posting them here.
I read the bottom of your newsletter. You are so fucking cool for writing
all that. Are those actual questions?
lolololololololololol Fuck you are so
fucking awesome! Fuck! - [Name Redacted]
I had to write and
compliment you on your new FAQ section.
I laughed so hard when I read it I
almost went pee-pee. (I did say almost)
you are terrific and so is your newsletter.
I use it all the time to plan for
events. your submission form
is fine, I've never had a problem
with it. let the [text redacted],
yeah! - [Name Redacted]
Mo, I ran into [Name Redacted] the other day and he
said he wants to kick your ass. Sorry
I got him all fired up. Watch your back
for a bit. - [Name
Mo, Clearly you need the, "Thought Protection Helmet". Do you really mean
to be so *open*? Shouldn't some craziness
lie hidden? Love ya - [Name Redacted]
OK, I wanted to see what all hub
bub was about regarding this notorious
submission form and the endless pain
and angst associated with resizing
So, I clicked on the submission link
and commenced to submit an article,
(it was hypothetical because I don't
do anything or know anything).
My test assumed that I had the text
written and spell checked and I had
chosen a title, oh and I knew the
date and time for MY event. including
resizing a picture to 100k that I
had I my computer do using the handy
link to ResizR, which was FREE! I
completed my submission in 3 minutes
Mo, based on my little test, I think
you're just screwed. If you offered
people $5 to submit a listing they'd
bitch that it wasn't 10 or 25, how
come you can't pay $25
And if you choose to post this:
PEOPLE!! MO is providing a completely
FREE service that doesn't cost any
money. Mo is an active (arguably
the most active) member of the art scene
here in the valley and beyond. And
she is offering a valuable service with
her e-newsletter her blog and radio
show, completely FREE services that
don't cost any money. GET WITH THE
PROGRAM!! - [Name Redacted]
I submitted an event a few days ago
but it doesn't appear to be in
the newsletter. Would it be
possible for me to make some improvements
and get it up there by
This event was in the newsletter and this was the third
request this week for an addendum.
I thought I sent you the pr for
....but it's not in the latest
newsletter. If I send you the info
could or would you send out one
more to your email list. I know
asking a lot but they are sooooo
disappointed that their upcoming
show isn't in your wonderful
newsletter. Thanks for even considering
No form submission was made. The
form sends an automatic receipt
to the submittor as proof of submission
and this sender had no receipt.
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I know the
text is in all caps. I guess you'll have
to retype it.
So one of us has to retype all the
text and it should be me?
I didn't know there was a form I am supposed
BUSTED! So, you don't ever read the
newsletter, you just submit things to it?
I initiated the form submission system on
March 7th. Evidently you have not read a
newsletter since April.
I have no idea how to size images on my
mac. Can you help?
Didn't you once laugh at my cheap
little PC and tell me that the mac is "the
I can show you how to use your mac if you
like. I know how to use them, I just can't
The form is screwed up and keeps giving
me errors messages. I am so sick of trying
and getting error messages. Can I make my
submission via email?
It must have singled you out. Maybe
you have sinned. See God.
The form does work. It works for 98% of
the people who use it weekly to submit properly
sized images. I test it regularly in Firefox,
Internet Explorer and Opera. Try using one
of these browsers. In every single case
where I gave in and accepted an email submission
the image attached was WELL over 100k. The
last few were 11 mgs, 22 mgs and 25 mgs
respectively. I can upload no more than
40k per image to constant contact so I am
willing to do some work on each image but
not that much. 100k is the absolute maximum
size I, and the form, will accept.
I don't know how to resize my image. Will you do it
I am busy. See Satan.
In between yachting and vacationing, I spend
some time learning to use photoshop etc.
At the bottom of the submission form, there
are links to sites that will resize your
images for FREE. Take a few minutes to explore
Where is my image?
Up my nose. With my mansion.
If it is not there it was either
so large as to be rejected by my server
or it wasn't properly attached. You get
a receipt for your submission. If an image
made it through, it will be listed as such
at the bottom of your receipt. If I don't
get an image with a submission I simply
add the text.
has a typo. Why wasn't this fixed?
Someone shoot me please.
I cut and paste the text I receive.
I don't proof it. It is the responsibility
of the submitting person to edit their own
text. Spell checking is free. There are
FREE sites that will do this for you.
include the address of my event. What's
up with that?
Before I answer this, let me take another
puff on my crack pipe...
You didn't include it in your submission.
I don't proof. The form prompts you to include
where and when your event is. Use it as
your guide. I cut and paste exactly what
am REALLY busy with my upcoming show and
don't have time to mess with your ****ing
form. Can't you just take an email submission
and do it for me? It will only take you
a few minutes.
Sometimes in a relationship both parties
need to spend some time making it work.
It will only take *you* a few minutes too.
I also have a show coming up. I understand
busy. I don't do this newsletter to fill
a void in my life or to find something to
do. Call me at midnight one of these nights
when I am finishing up the day's work. I
will walk you through the steps to figure
out how to change the size of an image.
I sent a
submission at least 3 hours before you sent
out the newsletter Monday afternoon. Why
isn't it in? Please make an addendum for
me. My event is this week so it HAS to go
out THIS WEEK.
Submissions are due Sunday by 5PM. Plan
ahead a bit. I reserve the right to work
on my newsletter Sunday evening if I have
a pressing deadline for one of my paying
jobs on Monday morning or a medical treatment
scheduled. This deadline is clearly stated
at the top of every newsletter. I only ask
for it to be in by the night before. This
is not a crazy deadline. It allows for a
small lead time for me. Why does this not
won't let me use your form so please use
my email submission.
My emotional firewall clearly needs some
I battle spam and emails with worms, viruses
and trojans attached every day. Simply by
doing this newsletter and having my email
address out there opens me up to many malicious
emails. I empathize. Doing the newsletter
means letting down my own firewall. I can't
I need to
see a proof of my submission to make sure
I got everything right before you send the
newsletter out. Please send it to this address.
Did you really mean to hit the send
button on this email?
I don't do proofs. Check your work first
and be sure you have gotten everything right.
This is ALL you have to do to get FREE promotion
for your event.
with my previous submission, I forgot to
put the times.
Oops, add this too, I forgot the address. Thanks.
Oops, I forgot to go to my last therapy
appointment. I feel... scared.
I can't compile articles from multiple submissions.
Please check your work. This is your part
of the bargain.
Will you break your no addendum rule?
When I was little I had a pet hamster. He
ran circles endlessly. I used to think he
must be crazy.
Maybe for a pile of cash, up front.
I only have
slides. It's not fair that you only accept
digital images. Can I mail it to you?
Paris Hilton is going to jail for
45 days. Is that not enough?
Constant Contact only accepts digital images
and so do I. I don't have a slide scanner.
I don't even have a scanner. This is a digital
newsletter and so all content must be digital.
It is fair.
need to size my image for me, but thanks!
Then why did you attach it?
An attached yet gigantic image is a gigantic
tug on my conscience. Even when I say I
am not going to resize it, I feel compelled
to. For this week anyway. Next week I am
going to learn to stick to my own guidelines.
Everyone is capable of learning to use a
simple image program to fix their own images.
you actually sobbing?
No, I am singing old show tunes.
I have nothing more to give. I was sad because
I had no food and then I met a man who had