||EDITOR & PUBLISHER|
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
|FOOD AND WINE AND FABULOUS FOLKS|
A Potluck reception at the MFA.
Tuesday, from 5-7 PM is my reception at the Springfield Museum of Fine
and you are all specially invited, esteemed, revered, celebrated and
all that adjectival welcomeness.
I usually put my own shows in the
newsletter chronologically among all the others but friends have complained that
they didn't know about my last few shows, inadvertantly skipping over them, and
so I have been ordered to post it here. I feel like this newsletter is not my
own personal promotion vehicle and so it is with much sheepishness that I use
this space to specially invite you all.
Each of you will get your own VIP
area complete with velvet ropes to keep the overexuberant imaginary Mimes at
bay. When Mimes get carried away it can be quite disconcerting, depending on
your imagination. The imaginary Mimes will be passing hor d'oeuvres (flown in
from Paris) and splashing about in the imaginary champagne fountain which will
be filled with imaginary Cristal donated by my pretend friend P. Diddy to whom I
was first imaginarily introduced by my imaginary assistant DiddyMo
. Imaginary gift bags will be
filled with Prada Sunglasses, Swarovsky Crystal-encrusted iphones (with the
first year of usage prepaid and which incidentally, make great weapons for
beating the thieving domestic help, a la Naomi Campbell), certificates for a 3
week cruise of the Greek Islands, a home karaoke machine, a years' supply of
vintage turtle wax and a signed paperback copy of, "Misty of Chincoteague
" by Marguerite
Henry, the heartwarming tale of a pony named Misty who lived on an island in
Virginia or Maryland or somewhere.
But in reality it is a potluck
ish sort of thing and the food and wine
and sparkling water will be whatever people will bring. So it's a bring something to share
kinda thing. All
contributions will be greatly appreciated as the reception is entirely my fiscal
responsibility and I am drained by the costs of this show as well as those those
associated with producing this newsletter. SPECIAL THANKS AND LEAPS OF JOY:
pal, Maureen Scanlon
, has generously donated 2
cases of white wine (no red wine or beer is allowed at the museum) and loveable
photographer-at-large, Robert Tobey
has also offered to bring a
few bottles of white as has Susan Bergeron-West and so we have the basis of a
fabulous reception. There will be many more thanks to be made in the next
newsletter as I cannot recall all the people who have offered to bring things,
the list is that long and I am that scattered. No thanks will go
Another round of thanks is in order for Stone Soup Concrete
for shipping the work
to the museum and Get Set Printing
for making my postcards
happen for me. Isn't it amazing when local businesses owned and operated by
fellow local non-corporate entity kind of humans get out the help? I could not
have done this without them.My previous
stance was no food
and last week I said not to come hungry, not wanting
to make it complicated for anyone, but so many people have offered that I am
reversing my stance. Any and all food will be greatly appreciated. I am touched
by the many offers of snacky delights.
We will likely be thrown out
right at 7 so any non-disposable containers etc would have to be grabbed on the
way out. I am not planning an after party as it rumored to rain and is a
weeknight but maybe another time we can have a big newsletter party somewhere.
I'd love to find a way to hold a newsletter potluckish fundraiser to help with
the costs of the newsletter, maybe at the Frontier Drive-in with Saturday Night
fever playing!? If I could only pull such a thing off.
Directions can be
. My version, which you may use at
your own risk (map here
), is to take 91 south to exit 7. At
the light at the end of the ramp go left onto State Street, and pass between the
hotels. Go through the next light, across Main Street. After the parking garage
take a right onto Dwight Street. Go through another light, passing the civic
center on your right, and take a quickity quick curvy lefty thing onto Chestnut
Street. Cross over State Street and take a right onto Edwards Street. There is a
parking lot on your right on Edwards St. Street parking is also available. From
the parking lot you can enter the quadrangle and the MFA is to the right. Once
inside the door you will go up the stairs and to the left and follow the hall
past the Dutch and Flemish Galleries. I am in the Barn Gallery, next to the
French Impressionist Gallery. The tabel with beverages and such will be outside
the gallery in the hall. If you see stuffed wildebeests and chimpanzees you are
in the wrong museum. If you see art, you are there.
SPECIAL NOTE: See my blog post about the current show
|NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS & COSTS
This ain't no website.
RATE CARD and STATS:
Cost of Subscription = $0
Cost of Submitting events for publication= $0 +
10 minutes of your time to cut and paste your text into the submission form.
Average weekly newsletter views (taken from CC
comparative metrics and web stats specific to newsletter archives) = 1000+
unique weekly visitor views.
newsletter and site archives production= $50 monthly + 25-40 person hours
monthly. Approximately 20 minutes per event submission using the form.
Additional 10-15 minutes per submissions that do not use the form. 5-10 minutes
or more extra for resizing overlarge images.
If you would like to skip the submission form and send
me a press release; I am willing to put in extra time to create a
submission for you from a press release and resize your image for a donation to
the newsletter expenses. Please inquire.
If you miss the deadline for the newsletter that
week: for a larger donation to the newsletter befitting the extra hours
to create a special announcement I will make an addendum for your event alone.
|NEWSLETTER: For future reference,
and because my website is averaging 4-5 thousand unique views each month and I
want to share that, I reformat and post each weekly newsletter in the Archives
BLOG: I write a thrice weekly-ish blog; Art
& About with Mo, at The Valley Advocate
RADIO: Wednesdays from 8-9 AM at 103.3 FM, Valley Free Radio.
NOTE: The blog and the radio show are not
extensions of this newsletter and are not further venues for submissions/events
although there may be overlap in some cases. They are separate pursuits about
arts in general and are not calendar, newsletter or event-centric. They are
things I do for fun.
TO SUBMIT CONTENT TO THIS WEEKLY
MONDAY NEWSLETTER PLEASE USE THE FORM AT THIS LINK
Submissions are due by Sunday at 5 pm for submission
the next day. Please size images to be
100k MAX. Proof your work. Send only ONE submission per event. Gather all the
information beforehand. Your stitch in time
saves nine of mine.
Events run for 2 weeks, in most
WOULD YOU BELIEVE? WORKS ON
PAPER BY THIRTY-ONE ARTISTS!
July 5 - July 31 at the Northampton center for the
WOULD YOU BELIEVE? WORKS ON PAPER BY THIRTY-ONE ARTISTS!
Works on Paper
Tueday-Friday. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The work of 31 area artists are being exhibited in the galleries of the
Northampton Center for the Arts from July 5 to July 31. Artists from
Northampton, Florence, Greenfield, Montague, Hartford, Southampton, Leverett,
Easthampton, Chesterfield, Hadley, Holyoke, Granby, New Salem, Westhampton and
Sunderland have been chosen for the Center's annual Works on Paper
Among the media included are: oil and water color, Japanese
woodblock, paper dolls, photographs, pastel, archival scanography and
Artists are: Sarah Adam, Annie
Bissett, Sarah Bliss, Karen Ferenz, Lisa Marie Foster, Barbara Hadden, Carlos
Hernandez-Chavez, Kathy Hibshman, Lyn Horan, Victor Hoyt, Karen Iglehart,
Melissa Incampo, Heather Kasunick, Marty Klein, Rick Miller, Tom Morton, Mary
Montague, Jennifer O Connell, Alexander Osborn, Ronald Parent, Patricia Parker,
Lillianna Pereira, Kathleen Reed, Bonita Sennott, Jennifer Sinclair, Jean
Stabell, Fletcher Smith, Christopher Sullivan, Ashley Valentine, Stephanie
Vigone, Mollie Zanoni.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(The galleries will be open on July 4th.) The artists reception will
be Friday, July 13, (Arts Night Out) from 5 to 7 p.m.
Image: Marty Klein "Tangled Up in Spring"
Domestic Reflections: Smashed Glass Assemblage by Mo Ringey
Jul 3, 2007 through Oct
14, 2007A collection of vintage
household appliances covered with hundreds of colorful pieces of broken tempered
Barn Gallery, Second Floor
Museum of Fine Arts
Mo Ringey began working in glass about 12 years ago when her car
window was smashed outside her Boston apartment, a fate common to many cars in
her neighborhood. "Every morning I stepped over a fresh pile of someone else's
window remnants, hardly giving it a thought," she explained. "Strangely, the
fact that I was the victim this time made my own personal pile of glass look
quite brilliant and hopeful." She saved the broken pieces and eventually made a
vase. The project so inspired her that she went on to develop a technique for
working with broken window shards.
Included in the exhibition are a
transformed wringer washing machine, two refrigerators, a toaster, a mailbox and
other ordinary domestic objects that evoke memories from her childhood. Mo
describes these vintage objects as "bookmarks to a past place and time. I see
the process of adding glass as 'psychic reupholstering' that turns a fridge into
a jewelry box, a washing machine into a cooler, repurposing them into quixotic
A free and
public reception will be held Tuesday, July
24 from 5-7 PM. See the museum site (link
above) for directions. I lifted this
whole thing directly from the museum's website.
I too hate writing my own blurbs.
|CLAY JAZZ AT BREWMASTER'S TAVERN: 1ST AND 3RD
Dinner Jazz 07/07/07 - 08/18/07, 6-9 pm
CLAY JAZZ AT BREWMASTER'S TAVERN: 1ST AND 3RD
Start Date: 07/07/07
End Date: 08/18/07
Time: 6-9 pm
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
|INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART! WANT TO SEE IT
December 6 - 9, 2007. Art Basel Miami Beach
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART! WANT TO SEE IT
Title: Art Basel Miami Beach
Start Date: 12/06/07
End Date: 12/09/07
Time: four days
Art Basel Miami Beach!!!! December 6-9, 2007
Join us for the most exciting art event of
the year. Miami Beach will pull all stops with contemporary art EVERYWHERE! We
ll do the work, you get the fun: besides the international art fair we will get
you to satellite fairs like Scope, Pulse, Nada, the Design District, Wynwood Art
District, VIP tour to private collections, and exclusive cocktail
Sign-up deadline: September 6, 2007
|DE CHRISTOPHER IS BACK!!|
FIRST SOLO SHOW IN NORTHAMPTON IN 12 YEARS!
Falling Apart/Falling Away
Start Date: 07/16/07
End Date: 08/03/07
Time: Opening 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 "visitng
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
Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA 01060,
This show is funded in part by the Arts Council of
|IN THIS ISSUE OF NEW ENGLAND WATERSHED
Three local artists
have work in this issue of New England Watershed, available at Broadside Books,
Amherst Books, and A.J. Hastings, Amherst.
On the cover,
Three White Peonies
by Deborah Rubin,
19" x 30". watercolor on paper
On permanent collection at
R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton,
by Lisa Leary, Florence,
14" x 15.5"
Guache on paper,
by Chris Nelson, Holyoke,
Plastic, elastic cord, ceiling fans
16,000 sq. ft.
In The Gallery, page 33 (not pictured here)
interview with Amy johnquest - see PDF of article spread here.
|Photographs by Bruce Barone and Victor
Photographs by Bruce Barone and Victor Hoyt
07/12/07 - 08/31/07
at The Apollo Grill at
This series of images is the creative work of two
photographers BRUCE BARONE
and VICTOR HOYT
; each with a unique approach to
Bruce Barone's work is
contemplative. He seeks the common thread that runs through the seasons. It is
how a place changes, yet remains the same, that gives his work power. In this
series of images of The Lower Mill Pond, you will find this subtle thread in the
old posts, the distant mountains, and curve of the shoreline. You will also see
the hand of time as it paints new faces on the scene. This is the anchor
of the show; the theme that binds it together.
Victor Hoyt has a less thematic
style. He is interested in fleeting moments. The way the sun casts a shadow
across a railing, or a damsel fly pauses on a flower bud. Once seen, these
moments become memory, fading briefly to be replaced by another, and another.
The photographs provide a counterpoint to The Lower Mill Pond. They give the
viewer a window into some of the beautiful places that surround our little
July 12 August 31, Tuesday Saturday, 11:30 9:30
Contact: Studio 19 for information at
|FRAGMENTED - ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY
FRAGMENTED - ORIGINAL MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY JILL LEWIS
07/14/2007 - 08/18/2007
Reception Aug. 2, 5-8
Jill Lewis is a recent graduate from Greenfield Community College and
Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
The work shown in this
exhibition, fragmented is a result of a process combining photography, light
sensitive emulsion and charcoal. Lewis' goal is to have present time dissolve
away as her viewers enter into other worlds, allowing them to complete what is
absent, and explore the disjointed imagery while creating their own visual
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
A celebration of the
music of Jimi Hendrix
A celebration of the music of Jimi Hendrix
with 12 groups & solo performances
Friday August 3
8 pm 12
midnight All ages
at the Waterfront Club, 920 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 532-2292
$ 12.- advance $ 15.- at the door
Tickets available a the Waterfront Club
(413) 364-5277 for other outlets
Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians and composers in
modern music history. The best compliment to his legacy is the continued
interest and respect from each generation since the 60's.
After last years extremely successful Hendrix Tribute at the
Northampton Center for the Arts we have beenasked to do it again!
We will have two shows this year. The first at the Waterfront Tavern will
be showcasing some of the
performers from last year's tribute as well as auditioning some new
The audience is encouraged to vote for their favorite interpretations and
the best performances will be
invited to play at "Hendrix Tribute 2007" at Pearl Street Nightclub,
Northampton, MA Saturday November 10th. This show will be a big multimedia event
with film, music, lightshow and exhibit.
Both shows are produced by Nona Hatay and Experienced Productions, For
information, press kit, or to
audition call (413) 364-5277 or email
|PAINT A MURAL IN EASTHAMPTON!
PAINT A MURAL IN EASTHAMPTON!!
Title: Easthampton City Arts Call to
Start Date: 07/05/07
End Date: 08/09/07
Easthampton City Arts invites artists and/or arts groups to submit a
proposal for a mural to be created at 71-77 Cottage Street (Whiskerz building)
on the brick wall facing the public parking lot. Funds for the creation of
this mural have been awarded Easthampton City Arts by the Massachusetts Cultural
THEME: "The evolving mosaic of
Easthampton: From farms to mills to ."
Images may include but in no way are limited to historical scenes, current
street scenes, local landscapes, and architectural designs and details of
buildings in Easthampton.
TIMELINE: All proposals must be
received by 3:00 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2007. Notification of results of
submissions on Thursday, August 16, 2007.
Mural, including all sealing, is to be completed by Thursday, October 11,
See the Easthampton City
Arts Website for details about submitting at www.easthamptoncityarts.com
or contact Ellen
Koteen at (413) 529-1438 or email her at
|VOICES FOR SUDAN: A BENEFIT SHOW FOR
VOICES FOR SUDAN: A BENEFIT SHOW FOR DARFUR
Bands, Speaker & Film Screening
Speaker: Mohamed Ibrahim
Movie: Judgment on Genocide
Performers from Indie Folk to
|THIS WEEK ON ON VFR: 103.3
MO RADIO---> Wednesdays from 8-9 AM
I don't actually know who my guest will be this week. It shall be a
THIS WEEK ON WRITER'S VOICE WITH FRANCESCA RHEANNON
Writer's Voice on VFR
The Most Famous Man in
We talk with historian Debby Applegate about her acclaimed
biography of 19th century evangelist of the "Gospel of Love" Henry Ward Beecher,
THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA. Also, a clip from our archived interview with
Marge Piercy about her novel, SEX WARS, in which Beecher is a
And you'll also hear the mellifluous voice of our new associate
producer and guest host on Writer's Voice, Michael Pollitt as he joins us on
The show airs first on Friday, July 20
at 5PM on WMUA 91.1 FM, where the show is produced. It rebroadcasts on
Valley Free Radio 103.3 in Northampton and on three other
stations around the country (see sidebar.)
Tune in to Writer's Voice with Francesca
Rheannon on Fridays at 5:00 PM on WMUA 91.1 FM
or on Valley
Free Radio 103.3 FM the following Thursday from 8:00-9:00
listen then? Subscribe to our podcast Or listen online at our website
COLORS FOR A FRIDAY MORNING ON VALLEY FREE
Time: 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 Friday Morning.
THE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
|Saturday, July 28th, at The Elevens in
It's on. Saturday, July 28th, at The Elevens in Northampton. Starting around 10:00. $5.
1. Evolve: Life in the Group --These guys are a great live
drums and bass duo (local too). Their sound is ambient, lush, and full of trippy
energy. Featuring one of the finest drummers in the area, Troy Larusso.
2. Beastwith2Backs --We're breaking out 2 new songs tonight. The
first is "Chinese Girl in Braids" --a super big beat ode to the inescapable
tastiness of Chinese girls. Key lyric: "Chinese
girls, they got the zest, sturdy Chinese girls they're pound for pound the best,
cute as a button with a tiny titty rack, that juicy little boonany I got to give
*The second new song is "Brigadier Baby", part 3 of the
Babies Marching Trilogy. It's a different kind of song for us...it's a scary and
venomous campfire story that you really hope doesn't come true. We've already
begun planning a video shoot for the song with the mad maestro from "Educate
Your Body", Mr. Chris Ohlson. Key lyric:
"He sits at the altar, the anvil, the vice; starts playing cards and eating
dice; he cheats, he lies, he won't play fair, dealing from the bottom of the
deck playing solitaire; he's making a weapon, a tool to slice, he's got hammers
scissors picks spikes; the fire is laughing, the bellows blasting, Brigadier
Baby is now finally happy."
*The beautifully uncompressed DVD
version of our new video for "God is an Alleycat Gambling Fiend" will be
available for sale or theft. The DVD will have the video as well as the audio
single and an instrumental remix (for those intimate moments).
3. Nude Black Glass --These guys are from central MA and come
highly recommended. Their sound is sort of Arctic Monkeys meets Incubus.
Check out the link.
|THE CORNER BOYS FROM HOLYOKE BRING CELTIC MUSIC TO
7/26/2007 @ 7:00 pm
THE CORNER BOYS FROM HOLYOKE BRING CELTIC MUSIC TO
Thursday Night Concerts by the Pond
7/26/2007 @ 7:00 pm
The Corner Boys, a fabulous Celtic foursome out of Holyoke, will be
performing by P.I. Pond in Bernardston at 7:00 on Thursday, July 26th as part of
Cushman Library's "Thursday Night Concerts by the Pond" series. The Boys
will truly delight the audience with flutes, whistles, guitars, banjos, Uilleann
pipes, mandolins, melodeon, button box, bird calls and more as they share a
varied and extremely enjoyable selection of Celtic tunes and
This free concert series is being presented in
celebration of the summer reading theme "Catch the Beat at Your Library" and
encompasses an eclectic selection for all ages of music lovers. Listeners
can relax on the beautiful grounds of Powers Institute overlooking the pond, and
are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners. Everyone is
welcome! Beverages and snacks will also be available from the Friends of
Cushman Library (FOCL) as a fundraiser. FOCL is also raffling off music
CDs from several of the performers in this summer's series. If it happens
to rain, the concert will take place in the Bernardston Unitarian
This series is sponsored by the Friends of Cushman Library,
Benchmark and Pratt Real Estate, Bernardston Kiwanis, Country Corner Store,
Foster's Supermarket, Four Leaf Clover Restaurant, The New England House
Restaurant, the Sandri Companies, and Zuttermeister Chiropractic.
Library is located at 28 Church Street, Bernardston, just off I 91 Exit 28
|SARAH MANNING: PLAYING JAZZ AND
FIGHTING GENDER DISCRIMINATION
SARAH MANNING: PLAYING JAZZ AND FIGHTING
Title: Shatter the Glass
Start Date: 07/31/07
End Date: 08/03/07
Time: 8:00 pm concert
Saxophonist and composer Sarah Manning has first-hand experience of the
institutionalized gender discrimination that exists in the commercial jazz
industry where the critics, talent buyers and even fans are predominantly
male. Tired of waiting for the industry to change from within, Manning is
introducing an ensemble designed to actively engage the public with these issues
and bring jazz to a new demographic.
From July 31 through August
3, Shatter the Glass, four young jazz musicians Manning, who is a
1998 Smith College graduate, along young New York City talents Art Hirahara,
piano, Thomson Kneeland, bass and Kyle Struve, drums, will offer free open
rehearsals along with a concert at the Northampton Center for the Arts.
Rehearsals will be July 31 through August 3, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a daily half-hour Q&A with the
artists from 12:30-1 p.m. The group will be tackling compositions by Manning,
who has earned high praise from well-known jazz critic Nat Hentoff and been
profiled in Down Beat Magazine.
The concert will be Friday, August 3, at 8 p.m. at the Center.
Tickets, $12 with $10 for seniors and students; call 413-584-7327 to
|THE STONE SHOW ROCKS ON
The Stone Show
07/28/07 - 08/12/07
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm
The second bi-annual Stone Show features 12 New England stone sculptors.
Artists will be displaying their sculpture in a garden that features
extraordinary stonework from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition
and sale will run the last weekend in July and the first 2 weekends in August.
Major exhibition pieces, as well as smaller works, will be available for
sale. Participating artists will be demonstrating stone sculpting throughout the
The Stone Show will be held at 97 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA Saturdays
and Sundays only from 10 am to 5 pm.
|DANDIE IN THE UNDERWORLD IS OPEN!|
IN THE UNDERWORLD IS OPEN!
Title: D.I.T.U. is open
Start Date: now
End Date: never
Time: Thurs-Sun, noon-10
Dandie in the Underworld is a small boutique hidden in an alley of downtown
Northampton, MA selling sweet & sinister handicrafts from local artists. The
boutique is entirely decorated with recycled goods, things we found and have
given new life.
Art meets function here. Everything is unique, no two pieces are the
Come down and see all of the talent that resides in the lovely
Our hours are Thurs-Sun, noon-10 and we're located in the alley
p.s. we are always looking for new pieces to sell as well, so come to
the space, see what it's all about, and we'll chat about that too!
hours are Thurs-Sun, noon-10 located at 7 old south street (in the alley behind
our contact info is email@example.com
, phone number
|PAINTING AND DRAWING WORKSHOP OFFERED BY DEAN
PAINTING AND DRAWING WORKSHOP OFFERED BY DEAN
Title: "Going with the Flow"
Start Date: 7/28/07
End Date: 7/29/07
Time: 10am to 4pm each day
Going with the Flow is an intensive workshop devoted to rejuvenating your
creative abilities and rekindling your passions to make art. This enjoyable,
hands-on workshop is open to all levels of artistic experience and technical
ability. So if you haven t made art in awhile or have developed the
dreaded malaise of artists block , this may be just what you need to
get yourself back into what you love to do!
Costs: Two-day workshop - $125
(Note: Cost to attend only one workshop day - $75)
Location: At my studio at the Open
Square Mill complex in downtown Holyoke, Mass.
R.S.V.P. by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by Friday, July 20 if you are interested in this workshop.
Dean Nimmer is Professor Emeritus from the Massachusetts College of Art in
Boston. Dean has exhibited his work in more than 200 solo and group exhibitions
here and abroad and has won several major awards for his art. Dean has exhibited
in the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and France. Dean
Nimmer s book entitled, Art from Intuition is due to be available in
bookstores in April of 2008.
Image: Mo Ringey on the cover of Dean
Nimmer's upcoming book; "Art from
|THE ART SALON: FACILITATED CREATIVE-ART
PLAYTIME FOR GROWN-UPS!
THE ART SALON: FACILITATED
CREATIVE-ART PLAYTIME FOR GROWN-UPS!
Start Date: 07/22/07
End Date: 09/23/07
Time: Sun. 5:30pm & Tues. 7pm
Beginners, non-artists, and pros alike are coming to Cup And Top Cafe
(after-hours) to get creative together!
Hosted/Facilitated by Northampton artist Dana Wilde.
Dana offers fun and soulful creative drawing & writing exercises that
help you access your creativity and generate some expressive ART in a fun,
exploratory environment. Crayons, markers, watercolors, paper, scissors
and glue abound!
Perfect for beginners and non-artists, and great for
professionals who want to get unstuck, come out of isolation, or try a new
NOTE: Spring Salons are OVER - Thank you everyone!
SUMMER ART SALONS HAPPEN: July 22-September 23, 2007
TUESDAYS @ 7:00pm
SUNDAYS @ 5:30pm
Cup And Top Cafe 1 North Main St. in Florence Center
90 minutes. Materials Provided.
$9-$11 Low income Drop-in
$50 for 5 Salon
Learn more about Dana, her artwork, and The Art Salon at
Questions? Call 413-584-8328
Note: Thank you
|SUMMER SALE OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL
SUMMER SALE OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL
Title: SUMMER SALE
Start Date: 07/17/07
End Date: 09/07/07
Time: By Appointment
Two of Michael Powers photographs will be included in the highly
competitive New England Photographers Biennial Exhibition 2007 sponsored by the
Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. To mark the occasion
Michael is offering a 40% discount off the usual selling price of any of his
photographs purchased before the opening of the Danforth Exhibition on September
Michael's website is in the planning stages, in the meantime, if you
contact him he will email some examples of his work or you can schedule a time
to see the original museum quality prints at his studio at: Open Square, 4
Open Square Way, Studio 221,Holyoke, MA 01040.
Contact Michael by phone at: 781-883-7065, or email at:
Pictured: Shady Glen 2 (2007)
INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW HEALTH INSURANCE
MUST READ FOR EVERYONE WITHOUT INSURANCE
A letter from the executive director of the Artists
Foundation to the Noho Arts Councile, excerpted;
The AF is doing a series of artists town meetings across the state
would love to come to Northampton. We would love to work with your
organization on it. We had tried to do a meeting in June but
alas it didn't come
Here is the link to the town meetings and the agenda we use:
I have reserved the Library community room for Monday August 27th,
it would be better if we can come out at an earlier date- as I am
concerned that artists will think they have to have health insurance from
health care law by July 1st - when in fact they need to have proof of it
December 31st 2007.
In the mean time if you could help us get the word out about our
would be great- it is the only tool out there for artists to navigate the
new health care reform law (also non artists can use it too)
|CALLS FOR INDIE CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS
Art Hound Compound
CALL FOR ARTISTS AND INDIE CRAFTERS
Art Hound Compound Hipster Artist's Market
Start Date: 09/07/07
End Date: 09/09/07
Time: 12:00 - 5:00
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 email@example.com. Thanks!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~DANDIE IN THE UNDERWORLD IS IN SEARCH OF LOCAL
INDIE/DIY CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS
call for indie crafters
Start Date: now
End Date: ongoing
Dandie 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.
If you're as excited as we are and want
some more info or have stuff you want to sell please email marisa at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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+.
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 www.zeamaysprintmaking.com
COLLAGE CLASSES BEGINNING AT THE CANAL
GALLERY- SCHEDULE CHANGES
Title: Soul Collage & Explore Manifestation
Start Date: July 15th, 2007
End Date: -ongoing
Time: Sundays 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Description: Soul Cards is a psychospiritual collage art process. We come
together to explore the messages of our souls in a safe environment of
non-judgement and play, engaging in a dialogue with our deepest selves. Open to
all, great for artists who want to try a new medium.
Starts July 15th ongoing drop-in group
Sundays 11:30-1:30 pm All materials included,$25 a class
Taught by Gineen Cooper, local artist and activist, held in the Canal
Gallery Studio Building in Holyoke, Ma. www.gineen.com
Please call (413)219-0569 to
Explore Manifestation Collage Class
with Gineen Cooper and Nona Hatay Starts Wednesday July 18th
Use the power of collaging to have fun, relax and connect with your deepest
desires. Mainfestation Collage is the idea that what you focus on for your
greater good and happiness will come to you. Please bring any special images
you'd like to use and a color copy of yourself. Numerous styles of collage and
techinques will be covered.
ongoing group Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED. $25 a class
SUMMER DANCE CLASSES WITH ARIEL COHEN AND SARAH
Start Date: 06/01/07
End Date: 07/31/07
Time: Mon/Thurs 12-1:15 and
12-1:15 Building From the Floor Into the
Air, taught by Ariel Cohen (See June's description)
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
$12 for 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 is encouraged.
NCFA OFFERS BRAND NEW, INNOVATIVE AND VARIED SUMMER
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, pastel still-life.
For full information about all sessions and to download the
registration form (for all except Grunfeld's), visit www.nohoarts.org
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
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 see: groups.myspace.com/ashfieldculturalcouncil.
email@example.comIT'S TIME TO PUT ON YOUR THINKING "CUP" AND SHOW US YOUR BRA!
Show Us Your BRA! 2007 Call to "Bratistes"Applications DUE-09/23/07
The Breast Form Fund Presents: SHOW US YOUR BRA! 2007 - CALL TO
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.
THE AUCTION & GALA
October 13, 2007, 7 pm, Northampton
Center for the Arts, 17 New South St, Northampton, Mass.
Silent and live auction of bra creations plus delicious food & drink
and lively music, $30 donation, tickets are available on line at www.showusyourbra.org
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 Marcus Printing.Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL WILL PRESENT SELF
REFLECTION, A JURIED EXHIBITION OF SELF-PORTRAITS BY ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING
IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.
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
northamptonartscouncil.org and the Hosmer Gallery. Applications are due August 15, 2007.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL WILL PRESENT SELF REFLECTION,
A JURIED EXHIBITION OF SELF-PORTRAITS BY ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING IN WESTERN
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 at
northamptonartscouncil.org and the Hosmer Gallery. Applications are due August 15,
Exceptional Talent Deserves to be Supported--
ready for your residency?
UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES:
2008 - December 2008
January 2009 - June 2009
Deadline for Application:
February 28, 2008
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 new challenges.
Applications available at www.bemiscenter.org
GALLERY 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 Art Walk.
Artists working in all media are invited to apply.
Gallery members jury applications once a month.
Applications are available at:
Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1-7:00 pm
Call 413-256-4250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
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
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
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
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: email@example.com, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
|YOU, TOO, CAN GIVE AWAY OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY TO
ECC seeks new members
Easthampton Cultural Council
YOU, TOO, CAN GIVE AWAY OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY TO ARTISTS!
ECC seeks new members
The Easthampton Cultural Council needs
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
Meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at 50 Payson Ave (City
Offices), 7 pm. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or
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
PLEASE NOTIFY ME WHEN YOUR SPACE HAS BEEN RENTED OR
YOUR LISTING EXPIRES. THANKS-MO
CHEAP ART STUDIOS FOR
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: Until Gone
Description: Large, affordable art studios currently available
for rent. A whopping 1,000 square feet for only $500.- per month including
utilities. 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!
Wild Life Sanctuary Studio
LOVELY CHEAP STUDIO
Title: Studio Seeking Regulars
Start Date: Now
End Date: n/a
Description: 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.
DISCOUNTS for ongoing rentals.
Wild Life Sanctuary Studio
04/28/07 - 10/27/07
9:00am-1:00pm every Sat.
a new mixed Marketplace in Amherst!
We are looking for
Artists, Crafts People and Farmers to join our
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
email@example.comSTUDIO 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
Start Date: late July
Description: The Storefront
Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA will have studio spaces for
in late July.
Cost: spaces start at $150 for at least 300 sq.
Includes heat and a/c, not electrical.
Second floor, great
light, high ceilings.
www.storefrontartist.orgSTUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE ASAP
End Date: negotiableTime:
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
Contact Christie Svane at firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-247-9454,
"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/."
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
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
FREE CREDIT COUNSELING FOR LOCAL
Valley CDC Expands Business Services to Include Credit
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
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
Illy coffee containers needed!
business in need of a supply of illy containers as bases for one of their robot
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 413-527-9675.
We will make
arrangements to collect or pay shipping for the source. THANKS, and don't forget
SPECIAL FRIENDS OF THE
MARK BROWN/SUSAN BOSS
CHALFIN/ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
COUTURE AND BILL HOSIE
MAUREEN DENNING AND
KATHY SERVICE &
AACO (AMERICAN ARTS COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION), In memory of our
artists friends who were victims of AIDS and in honor of Aids Awareness Day,
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to
Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
IN THE VALLEY ADVOCATE|
In response to all the
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)
P.S. from Mo - I 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 own last few shows went
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: 413-529-2844
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
- 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
- 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
Anyway--thanks for your support!
If this button does not
work you may have to try another browser. sigh.
Postcards and the like can be mailed to:
I think a lot of people still have my old
arts & industry address as postcards get forwarded to me but I think that
may expire soon.
NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE ART ANGELS
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
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 Redacted]
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
submission form and the endless pain and angst associated with
So, I clicked on the submission link and commenced to submit an
(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
chosen a title, oh and I knew the date and time for MY event.
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
people $5 to submit a listing they'd bitch that it wasn't 10 or 25,
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
money. Mo is an active (arguably the most active) member of the art
here in the valley and beyond. And she is offering a valuable service
her e-newsletter her blog and radio show, completely FREE services
don't cost any money. GET WITH THE PROGRAM!! - [Name Redacted]
I submitted an event a few days ago [REDACTED]
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
tomorrow?--NOTE: 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 [REDACTED]
....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 I'm
asking a lot but they are sooooo disappointed that their
show isn't in your wonderful newsletter. Thanks for even considering
--NOTE: No form submission
was made. The form sends an automatic receipt to the submittor as proof of
submission and this sender had no
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I don't know how to resize my image.
Thanks for doing it for me.
I don't have any means to pay my rent.
Thanks for doing it for me.
that presumptuous? I pay non-counterfeit $$ to Constant Contact to put out this
newsletter. I pay 6-8 hours a week of my time to create this newsletter in order
to provide you with a FREE place to
promote your event/class/shop etc. I could alternately use that time earning
money for rent. ALL I ask is that you do
your part and use the submission form (It works. It is NOT broken. Error
messages are generated when you somehow do not follow the extremely simple
guidelines. It seems to work for everyone but you.) and resize your own images.
If one of us has to fix your image shouldn't it
be you? Do you not have even 2 minutes of work to do for yourself or is
it all somehow my sole responsibility? Yes, I am becoming disheartened by the
people who supposedly do not know how to size an image. If you are literate, you
can resize your image. If you are not literate then you won't even know when I
refuse to add your event, so I guess you won't mind that it has been rejected?
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 to use.
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. This
newsletter is all for one and one for all. If you don't at all care what your
peers are doing then how can you expect them to care about your event? Karma
knows if you are a one way street.
no idea how to size images on my mac. Can you help?
once laugh at my cheap little PC and tell me that the mac is "THE graphics
I can show you how to use your mac if you like. I know how to
use them, I just can't afford one.
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 for me?
I am busy. See
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 those
Where is my
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.
My event 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 didn't 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 you submit.
Look, I 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.
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.
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 seem fair?
firewall won't let me use your form so please use my email
My emotional firewall clearly needs some tighter
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 accommodate yours.
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.
This goes 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...
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
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
I only have slides. It's not fair
that you only accept digital images. Can I mail it to you?
Hilton is going to jail for 45 days. Is that not enough?
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.
You didn't 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
Mo, are you actually
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 no