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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carey Kalimba Scanlon Ascenzo
I just totally
deleted everything I had written here.
Next week, with Kelsey Flynn's help, there
will be many words here. Till then:
Tim de Christopher's show at the Oxbow
will be up until August 3. I posted about
keeping the gallery open
7 days a week for this show, from 12 to
5, until Aug. 3rd. On Fridays the gallery
is open until 8pm. I call this a must-see.
It is naked and brave and honest and compelling.
It is like a novella. It has the added
allure of Hilda Allhach's sculptures in
the side gallery which also merit a look-see.
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YOU BELIEVE? WORKS ON PAPER BY THIRTY-ONE
July 5 - July 31 at the Northampton center for the Arts
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 etching.
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
3, 2007 through Oct 14, 2007
A collection of vintage household appliances
covered with hundreds of colorful pieces
of broken tempered glass.
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
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
thanks to the following who found the museum and brought food, drink and
flynn, jamie olander, maureen scanlon, susan bergeron-west, david
west, amy johnquest, lyn horan, marty klein, kathleen trestka and al, chris willingham,
chris nelson, lilly perreira and bobby, cynthia and john
stone, bruce fowler, bruce chandler,
michelle cotugno, mike karmody, cassandra holden, dorothy osterman, shelley lake, doris madsen, simone cristofori,
mike driscoll, terry rooney, stan sherer, jeanne, christine wessig,
pacifico palumbo (who has 2 links, one for each
name, each for a different pursuit)
and michael collins, sheryl jaffe, walter buckingham, dean nimmer, than hobbie, lisa leary, heather houck, joe rivera,
tom, laura, julia courtney, heather
haskell, brian hale, larry slezak, judy bowerman, betsy-dawn williams and her parents visiting
from indiana, jeff potter, jill turner, cynthia consentino, sally curcio, dianna stallone, frank ward, don wilhelm, michael kusek, jeff mack, gary (from Beast with 2 backs), ej barnes, gary hallgren, peter morales, maren brown,
cherie cross, beth fischer, alan vogel, kim, derek goodwin (photography), alyssa dee krauss, cindy bow, jean pierre pasche, kay and john simpson,
christie svane, anna, tim de christopher and kathy service, bill
and sierra myers.
|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
|INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART! WANT TO SEE IT
6 - 9, 2007. Art Basel Miami Beach
CONTEMPORARY ART! WANT TO SEE IT ALL?
Art Basel Miami Beach
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
deadline: September 6, 2007
|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
|SUMMER SMALL WORKS SHOW AT GALLERY A3
Reception 5-8 on August 2
August 2, 2007 - September 1, 2007
5-8 on August 2
Creative fire during the dog days of
August, Hot Stuff is an exhibit
of exciting small works by the artists
at Gallery A3.
Gallery A3 s member artists are:
Olivia Bernard, Marianne Connolly, Stephen
St. Francis Decky, Helena Dooley, Rita
Edelman, Bruce Fowler, Ellen Grobman,
Keith Hollingworth, Bob Horowitz, Sue
Katz, Guru Karam Khalsa, Gloria Kegeles,
Tom Morton, Rebecca Muller, Dorothy Osterman,
Francine Ozereko, Lynn Peterfreund, Evelyn
Pye, Larry Smith, Jitnapa Suthikant, Jozan
Treston, and Annie Zirin.
reception: August 2 from 5-8 at
28 Amity Street, Amherst
Hours: Wed-Sun, 1-7:00 pm
Image: SM 2, mixed media, Rebecca
Note: I'm gonna get to Springfield
as soon as I can!
|Photographs by Bruce Barone and Victor Hoyt
by Bruce Barone and Victor Hoyt
Apollo Grill at Eastworks
This series of images is the creative
work of two photographers BRUCE
and VICTOR HOYT
; each with a unique approach to their
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
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 community.
July 12 August 31, Tuesday Saturday,
Studio 19 for information at 413-527-8048
|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
A celebration of the music of Jimi
A celebration of the music of Jimi
with 12 groups & solo performances
Friday August 3
8 pm 12 midnight
at the Waterfront Club, 920 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 532-2292
$ 12.- advance $ 15.- at the
Tickets available a the Waterfront
(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
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 acts.
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!
A MURAL IN EASTHAMPTON!!
Easthampton City Arts Call to Artists
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
"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.
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
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 email@example.com.
|L.E.D. DANCE PARTY WITH SHOKAZOBA
Vegan Bus Fundraiser. August 2, 9PM
to 2 AM
PARTY WITH SHOKAZOBA
On Thursday August 2nd join us for
our biggest and baddest fund raiser yet
featuring the transcendent Afrobeat music
of Shokazoba. In the midst of their hypnotizing
grooves we will have a full-on L.E.D.
Dance Party. To kick things up a notch
Hoopmaster Sass (aka Megan E Labonte)
and her rumored sidekick Substance D will
perform with their L.E.D. hula hoops while
Poimaster Turk busts out L.E.D. Glow Poi.
Everyone is welcome to bring their L.E.D.
and glowing toys, and we will also be
giving out glowing bracelets to the first
50 people through the door. L.E.D. toys
will be available for sale, along with
Oh Sweet Mama s Vegan Baked Goods, Vegan
Bus Tee Shirts, and Inexpensive Beautiful
There will be a Raffle of Goods and
Services and of course the famous Eagle
s Club Bar will be serving alcohol
Thursday August 2nd at 9PM
The Eagle s Club
270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA
$8 Admission includes Glow Bracelet,
Raffle and non-stop Afrobeat Music until
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WEEK ON ON VFR: 103.3 FM
TWO YEARS OF COMMUNITY BROADCASTING
WITH VALLEY FREE RADIO
August 3rd 2007
August 7th 2007
2pm on Tuesday August 7th will mark
2 years of broadcasting for 103.3 WXOJ-LP.
Valley Free Radio has been bringing
nationally produced programs like Democracy
Now as well as a plethora of local shows
and voices to the airwaves from its
home in the Florence Community Center
for the past two years, and now it's
time to celebrate.
VFR Programmers, long-lost programmers,
family, friends, and faithful listeners
are invited to come on down and celebrate
from 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday the 7th.
VFR DJs will be spinning tunes, and
there will be a cake or three. Guests
are invited to bring pot-luck style
dishes and non-alcoholic beverages.
An on-air fund drive will precede
the party from Friday August 3rd to
Tuesday August 7th to help keep VFR
on the air for many more years.
MO RADIO---> Wednesdays from 8-9 AM
This week, Wednesday, August 1,Josh Peters
, and Tracy from Arthound Compund.
THIS WEEK ON WRITER'S VOICE WITH FRANCESCA RHEANNON
Writer's Voice on VFR
Francesca Rheannon and Michael
Pollitt talk with Robert Finch about
his book: The Iambics of Newfoundland:
Notes From an Unknown Shore.
Robert Finch spent the greater part
of a decade traveling around the island
of Newfoundland, "at the edge of North
America". In his book he explores
the people, geography and wildlife
of a remote and lovely, but often
dangerously inhospitable place.
Also the special series of readings
by Jaime de Angulo from his book Indian
Tales continues with the second story
of the Bear Family as it traverses
Northern California visiting and learning
about how their neighbors live on
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
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
LIVE INTERVIEW WITH GREG PALAST TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH ON
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS FROM NOON TO
ONE AT WXOJ LP VALLEY FREE RADIO,
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."
|NCMC HOSTS AFTERNOON OF CHILD-ORIENTED MUSICAL
AFTERNOON OF CHILD-ORIENTED MUSICAL EXPLORATION
Afternoon of Family-Friendly Fun!
SING SHALOM! Demo Class
Beginning this fall, the Northampton
Community Music Center will offer
Sing Shalom! , a class which introduces
young children to the rich world of Jewish
secular and sacred music from a variety
of cultures. Geared towards children
ages birth to 5 years, Sing Shalom!
will engage them and their parents/caregivers
in movement, instrument play, singing,
chanting, and storytelling.
Come get a taste of this new program
at the free demo class!
BLOW THE SHOFAR! 5:00 pm
Come learn this ancient skill!
The Shofar is a traditional Jewish instrument,
made from the horn of a ram, which is
blown at the time of the Jewish New Year
as a call to wake the slumbering
soul, re-examine one s behavior
and start afresh.
Watermelon and popsicles will be provided,
as well as a FREE SHOFAR to the first
All welcome- FREE event.
Northampton Community Music Center
139 South Street, Northampton MA
SUBMISSION SCORE= %100. Extra points for
calling me "Mo" and not, "Please Post
ASAP". 250 bonus points for saying thank
|THE EASTMONT ART FUND WANTS TO HELP YOU!
THE EASTMONT ART FUND WANTS TO HELP
The Eastmont Art Fund's second fundraising
The Eastmont Art Fund is inviting non
profit organizations to submit application
to become the beneficiary of it's next
art fund. The event will be organized
along the same lines as the successful
"Land Visions" that benefited the Pascommuck
Conservation Trust's campaign to Save
a call to artists from throughout the
Pioneer Valley asking for submission of
artwork with a theme that will be determined
to reflect the mission of the selected
non-profit organization. All entries will
be entered in a juried exhibition at the
Elusie Gallery in Easthampton's Historic
The winning artwork selected by the
jury will be published in a limited edition
archival print. The prints and all original
artwork submitted will be available for
sale, with proceeds benefiting the chosen
Commissions will be allocated to all
artists whose work will have sold, in
keeping with Eastmont Art Fund's mission's
to create events that will not only benefit
the recipient of the fundraiser but equally
promote and support the local art community.
Organizations interested in being the
beneficary of the Eastmont Art Fund's
second fundraiser should request an application
form by calling Jean-Pierre Pasche at
413-529-9265 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applying is August 25. (The
e-mail address works now, btw...)
Note: Hey Meau, What a wonderful reception
last Tuesday! I was totally flabberimpressed
by your talent! I hope this show will
open many doors of opportunity for you!
You looked great too by the way, and
I hope you're feeling better?
a bientot, jp
SUBMISSION SCORE=%100. Perfect use of
form, polite, flattering even. Clearly
someone who would send me flowers in the
|SARAH MANNING: PLAYING JAZZ AND FIGHTING
PLAYING JAZZ AND FIGHTING GENDER
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
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 reserve.
|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
Major exhibition pieces, as well as smaller
works, will be available for sale. Participating
artists will be demonstrating stone sculpting
throughout the show.
The Stone Show will be held at
97 Barre Road, Hardwick, MA Saturdays
and Sundays only from 10 am to 5 pm.
|ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR FOR HIRE
Need something drawn for you? An original customized piece of art for a
friend's birthday? A portrait of you and
a friend? An original sculpture for that
corner of the house where nothing seems
E-mail me at SGKCommissions@yahoo.com with your request
and specifications - for a sketch, portrait,
illustration, or clay creation;
I will be pleased to assist! Price upon request, starting at $4.
|DAVID MILLER @ GALLERY 137
08/10/07, 7:30 PM.
@ GALLERY 137
David H. Miller, 18 years of age
and a recent graduate of Longmeadow
High School (LHS), is an accomplished
musician and double bassist. He has
played for three years with the acclaimed
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO),
and in 2007 was selected as the principal
bass in the MENC All-Eastern Festival
Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of
young musicians from eleven
northeastern states. In addition,
he has been honored as a fellow at the
Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra
Summer Music Institute, and has spent
the last two summers at the prestigious
Bowdoin International Music Festival.
David will be accompanied by an all
string quintet of the Chamber Orchestra,
playing arrangements from the 17th century
This fall David will be attending
Harvard College, where he will continue
his double bass studies with Lawrence
Wolfe, assistant principal bass of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
* Although originally intended
to be a part of our monthly "First Fridays"
series, this event will take place as
stated above - on Friday, August 10
instead of the previously posted Friday,
August 3 due to schedule conflicts.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
First Fridays is a monthly series of
two hour cultural exchanges featuring
music, film, and poetry. First Fridays
is presented by Gallery 137, a project
of the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership,
and is free and open to the public.
|"PLAIN OLD REVERIE": THE CERAMIC ART OF ROBBIE
JO HEIDINGER ON DISPLAY AT THE ARTISAN GALLERY
"PLAIN OLD REVERIE": THE CERAMIC ART
OF ROBBIE JO HEIDINGER ON DISPLAY AT THE
Artist Reception, Friday, August 10,
Start Date: 08/10/2007
End Date: 09/23/2007
Time: Regular Gallery Hours
The Artisan Gallery is proud to announce
the opening of: "plain old reverie", an
exhibit of the new ceramic work of Robbie
Jo Heidinger. Exhibit runs August 10 through
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Reception with the artist during Artwalk:
Friday, August 10, 5-8pm
"I have always tried to capture
the force of nature in my work. When you
watch a plant grow you can see its intention
is perfect. It uses just the right shape,
amount of color, and texture to do what
it has to do. I try to emulate this ³philosophy²
in clay, without doing realistic imitations
of plants, but drawing upon essences and
distilling aspects or parts to create
a perfect synthesis of form and color.
My work is very tactile as a consequence;
on one level it satisfies the human desire
to touch and feel something attractively
natural, but on a deeper level, it rewards
the user by connecting them with a very
potent and tightly focused distillation
of nature. It is this the aesthetic connection
that adds extra life and energy and meaning
to the act of using, or simply contemplating,
the piece that is the goal and purpose
of my work."
The Artisan Gallery is located at 162
Main Street, Downtown Northampton. For
more information call 413-586-1942 or
visit our website at www.theartisangallery.com
|THE ART SALON: FACILITATED CREATIVE-ART PLAYTIME
THE ART SALON: FACILITATED
CREATIVE-ART PLAYTIME FOR GROWN-UPS!
Start Date: 07/22/07
End Date: 09/23/07
Time: Sun. 5:30pm &
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 approach.
NOTE: Spring Salons are OVER
- Thank you everyone!
SUMMER ART SALONS HAPPEN: July 22-September
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 Mo!
SUBMISSION SCORE =%100. EXTRA POINTS FOR
THANKS AND PROPERLY SIZED IMAGES.
|ALL DRESSED UP: THIRTEEN PASTELS BY NINE ARTISTS
UP: THIRTEEN PASTELS BY NINE ARTISTS
Dressed Up: Thirteen Pastels by Nine Artists
AM to 5:00 PM
There will be an exhibit of 13 pastels
by 9 artists at Thorne's
Marketplace's A.P.E. Gallery on the
3rd floor of Thorne's Marketplace, 150
Main Street,Northampton, on Tuesday, July
31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1. The work
was produced during a five-and-a-half-day
workshop taught by Jane Lund titled "All
Dressed Up". All of the pastels
are of little girls' dresses and a few
other articles of children's clothing.
Artists are: Pam Partlett, Jeanette
Lazarus, Catherine McGarty, Joy Rademacher,
Christine Soderquist, Elizabeth Stone,
Tatiana (last name withheld because she
is a minor), Kate Troast, and Hilary Zaloom.
Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00
PM both days. The artists' reception
will take place at the closing of the
show, 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1.
SUBMISSION SCORE = %100. Bless you, my
submitter, for you are polite and kind
and properly sized.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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
or call 413.584.1783.
CLASSES BEGINNING AT THE CANAL GALLERY-
Title: Soul Collage & Explore
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
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
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 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
Artist Project seeks Artists
for Exhibitions, Projects,
The Storefront Artist Project
is in the process of expanding
network and is looking for
artists interested in participating
in its various activities.
Areas of opportunity include:
exhibitions, studios, residencies,
artist mentors for high school
students and other outreach
We are also encouraging artists
to participate in and help
the future of the Storefront.
Please send a letter (and/or
email) stating areas of interest,
bio, images, website, etc.
Storefront Artist Project
124 Fenn Street
Pittsfield, MA 01210
Or email: email@example.com
Or call: 413-442-7201
Storefront Artist Project
FOR ARTISTS AND INDIE CRAFTERS
Hound Compound Hipster Artist's
12:00 - 5:00
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
And if you're part of the
indie crafts movement and
make cool, quirky, funky,
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.
who want to come jam at our
opening weekend event are
also encouraged to
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
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
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
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 email@example.com
or give a call (ask for rosa)
We need your goods soon so hurry!
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
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
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
email contact and mailing address
with submission. Film/video
makers retain all rights to
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.
THE 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,
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
Our generous sponsors are Baystate Regional Cancer Program s Comprehensive
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist-in-Residency
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Florence
Savings Bank, The Lathrop Community,
State Street Wines and Spirits,
The Valley Advocate, Whole Foods,
WRNX and Marcus Printing.
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.
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
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
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.
|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
I am going to start deleting entries that
hand around here too long.
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
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;
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 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...
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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
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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
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
is wrong with your form. It keeps giving
me error messages.
Well, the image you attached is a tiff.
My particular internet can't display a tiff.
On the form it says,
must be a JPEG, GIF or PNG file with the
longest dimension set at 300 pixels wide.
Anything larger will give an ugly Application
Error after a lot of spinning.
three handy websites which will resize your
image for you (opens in a new window):
Kill me now.
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? Kill me now.
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. 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. Kill me now.
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
afford one. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
know how to resize my image. Will you do
it for me?
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
those options. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
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.
Kill me now.
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
seem fair? Kill me now.
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
accommodate yours. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
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. Kill me now.
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.
Kill me now.
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
no feet. Kill me now.