NIGHT OUT, BURN UNIT, DUCK STAMP CONTEST, BE ON TV?, &
volatile. Oooh are you volatile. Can't help yourself.
Hard to sit still. Hard even to enjoy the love of children
or the sights in the Caribbean or Rome Or Sydney. Too
jittery. Too eager. Too apprehensive. Need change. Need
to escape the regime. Still hooked on the regime. Gotta
change the life. can't go along with the program much
longer. Need that big break to get you out of the rut.
Can't wait much longer. Need to break out.
Still under the thumb of the regime, though. Not ready
to go over the wall. Need to. Can't yet.
Out of your mind? Some people think you are. Others
admire your courage in taking steps to change your life
and take a wild chance. You're definitely in an outrageous
mood, and one has to wonder what is going on in your
head other than a desparate need to escape boredom.
No matter what anybody thinks, though, you're going
to do exactly what you want to do, in spite of any cautionary
advice you get from well-meaning friends.
Happy Birthday all you Pisces
CALL FOR ENTRIES - ARTIST COMPETITION
Application deadline is March 10
Entries for Building Materials Resource Center Artist
The Building Materials Resource Center is seeking all
who have a passion for reuse and art. Create durable,
functional pieces, such as chairs, coat/hat racks, framed
mirrors, dog houses, light fixtures, cabinets, bookshelves,
wardrobes and tables, made primarily from used building
The top three entrants will have the opportunity to
create a window installation in Boston Art Windows and
to display and sell their art in the Mission Hill Festival
of Fire on September 30.
Application deadline is March 10. For details, visit
Louise Baxter, email@example.com
(ONGOING) Ends March 31.
& White work of:
at The Valley Photo Center
MARCH 1 - 31
Friday, March 3, 6-8 pm
1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA
- Prints by Aaron Piziali
@ ZEA MAYS _ OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 5:30 - 7:30
Arena - Prints by Aaron Piziali and Solar Plate
Prints: An Invitational Portfolio
MARCH 10 - APRIL 14, 2006
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 5:30 - 7:30
The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking is pleased to host
two new exhibits:
Folklore Arena - Prints by Aaron Piziali and
Solar Plate Prints; An Invitational Portfolio,
which includes prints by nine members of Zea Mays Printmaking
studio: Meredith Broberg, Liz Chalfin, Stephanie
Cramer, Tracy Ducasse, Anita S. Hunt, Kate Jenkins,
Aaron Piziali, Judith Wolf, and Diane Worth.
The gallery is located at 221 Pine Street, on the third
floor of the Arts and Industry Building in Florence,
Arena, Aaron Piziali exhibits prints that use several
techniques - silkscreen, letterpress, linoleum cut and
drypoint - to present images and ideas about our relationships
with identity, the brain and learning disabilities.
prints, a folklore of ability and history emerges. Piziali
states: “This is a personal attempt to map the mental
environment created by the simple acts of thought, those
that are successful and those that not.”
Exhibit hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
12 - 5, Wednesday: 12 - 8, the first and third Saturdays
and Sundays of the month: 12 - 5, and by appointment.
Chalfin's (Creator of Zea Mays) birthday is on Tuesday
March 14th. Oops.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
due May 31, 2006
FIGURATIONS A thematic exhibition open to all interpretations
of the concept, Strange Figurations.
Open to all figurative styles from the realist to the
surreal and visionary. Open to all media.
72" maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at
the Limner Gallery, September 1 - 24, 2006.
National magazine publication awards.
On-line entry form at: www.slowart.com
OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
send SASE to: SlowArt Productions, Box 503, Phoenicia
Get a *real*
Program Coordinator, Cultural Economic Development, Massachusetts
Program Coordinator, Cultural Economic Development,
Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state’s arts
agency, is seeking a highly motivated individual as
Program Coordinator for the John and Abigail Adams
Arts Program, a cultural economic development initiative.
The position provides critical administrative and technical
support to the Adams statewide grant program and other
initiatives. He/she will report to and work closely
with the Program Manager to manage internal administrative
functions and to sustain a very responsive level of
customer service for program participants and constituents.
candidate will be highly dependable, comfortable working
with people and managing events, and show superior attention
$40K - low $40Ks
Starting Date: April 2006
To apply, send cover letter and resume by March 17,
2006 to Human Resources, CED Program Coordinator
Search, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 10 St. James
Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) 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. The MCC
is committed to equality of opportunity as a matter
of law and policy; minorities and other affirmative
action populations are encouraged to apply.
March, from 6-10 pm.
For additional information contact:
Ben Banville at 413-625-9361, or email the gallery:email@example.com
THREE VIEWS, an exhibit/reception featuring paintings,
sculpture and installation works of three artists:
"OBLITERATE: disiterations and fragments", by
"The Inverse Order of Alienation", by Steve Random;
"Trinity", by Christopher Willingham,
will be held at Gallery 17, 8 Deerfield Avenue, Shelburne
Falls on Friday, 3 March, from 6-10 pm.
The Iron Bridge Writers, led by Edite Cunhã,
will perform short readings from recent works from 7
to 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. No admission charge.
Center for DeTourism
FOR ENTRY! (postmark deadline MARCH 30)
Center for DeTourism
CALL FOR ENTRY! (postmark deadline MARCH 30)
Join the DeTourism Center and rework the circuits of bucolic
Calling all miscreant mailers, drunk walking tour guides,
peripatetic monster truckers, wayward window displayers, hand-me-down
postcard makers, failed theme park conceivers, bad news bumper
sticker makers, and all ye who just have their doubts about
the tourist economy...
Cultural tourism has been heralded as the saving grace of
post-manufacturing towns, but what exactly are people touring?
What is worth seeing and what isn't? Why would one travel
three hours to feast ones eyes? What role do artists have
in these efforts and what roles are boring? 'What,' asks the
DeTourism Center, 'is interesting about touring?' And maybe
even more importantly, who wins, who loses, who is worth looking
at and who isn't? And how do we redirect attentions? The DeTourism
Center is unorthodox in that it isn't interested in booming
economies or pragmatic functionality. It won't get you from
here to there and it won't necessarily find you the best vacation
package. From field guides for divining water to alternative
maps for finding love in North Adams, the DeTourism Center
is almost mystical in its anti-intuitive, pro-meander methodologies.
Send proposals and artwork to:
The Contemporary Artists Center
189 Beaver Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Questions? Call the CAC at 413.663.9555
AND MICHAEL MARTINDELL @ TABER GALLERY AT HCC
TALK MARCH 8, 11-1 PM
Taber Gallery to exhibit
Burn Unit: works by Jeff DeRose and Mike Martindell
– The public is invited to view Burn Unit:
an exhibition of mixed media digital photography
and welded steel sculptures by Jeff DeRose and Mike
Martindell, February 27 to March 30 in the Taber
Gallery of Holyoke Community College.
This exhibition is free and open to all. DeRose
and Martindell will SPEAK during an opening reception,
March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taber Gallery is located on the second floor of the
Donahue Building, next to the HCC library and is open
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A former biomedical engineer, DeRose's
mixed media photography reflects his long held a fascination
with fire and its use as an agent of transformation
and purification. Martindell's haunting
steel sculptures have been shown in various venues
around the valley since he graduated from the University
of Massachusetts with a journalism degree in 1995.
In addition to his work as an art preparator for the
University of Hartford's Joseloff Gallery, Martindell
creates custom artwork for private homes and commercial
businesses. Both artists use fire or heat, though
disparately, in their work.
OUT, FRIDAY MARCH 10
Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday,
March 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering open galleries
at 20 locations, all within a short walk in the city's
Highlighted in March are several galleries:
~~The first, The Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main
Street, a new addition to the gallery roster,
offers original provocative and often comic statements
of collage artist and Chesterfield resident Michael
~~At Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, the
exhibit is entitled "In Praise of Clouds," works by
Howard Karger, considered one of the finest landscape
photographers in New England. Also showing will be
works of Elsa Vitols;
~~Skera, 221 Main Street, will feature the
highly decorated ceramic trays, vases and bowl by
Mary Vaughn Blake of South Hadley;
~~A.P.E. Gallery, Thorne's Market, third floor,
offers two exhibitions—"The Mountain and the Garden:
The Contemplative Practice of Visual Arts," with works
by John Berry, Carrie Bergman, Rene Theberge, Rose
Sackey- Milligan, Lisa Berry and Lila Palivoda; and
"People and Places: Recent Paintings of People and
their Surroundings," by Heidi DiEntremont;
~~Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, will
have still lifes as well as landscapes painted in
recent years in Vermont and Italy by Martha Armstrong,
who has taught at Smith and Mount Holyoke colleges
as well as institutions further afield, and lives
~~Michelson's Gallery, 132 Main Street, offers
"Nature is Majesty," paintings by Thomas Locker, who
has spent his life in service to two great passions—painting
and nature. His profound love and respect for the
natural world is reflected in both his paintings and
book illustrations; this award-winning artist will
give a lecture at 7 p.m. at the gallery, as part of
Arts Night Out;
One of my favorites--->See Cynthia Consentino
at William Baczek Gallery as part of
ANIMAL KIGNDOM, February 23 - March 26, 2006,
including work by:
William Baczek Fine Arts
36 Main Street • Northampton, MA 01060
firstname.lastname@example.org • 413-587-9880
for IT'S ALL ABOUT ARTS cable television program.
wanted for It's All About Arts cable television program.
Promote your art. Anyone involved in the arts is welcome
to come on our TV show with host Glenn Williams. Great
promotional venue to showcase art, classes, exhibits,
performances and events.
We do the show live each Monday evening from 6-7 p.m.
at the BNN studios, 10 Park Plaza, Transportation Building.
Call Executive Producer Janice Williams at 617-710-3811
or visit Web Site http://www.itsallaboutarts.com/ for
detail info and open dates.
BETSY-DAWN WILLIAMS DEBUT
at The Elevens
in Northampton, on Friday March 17 @ 7 PM
Girl Betsy-Dawn Williams, set to Blast Off
Recently signed to the roots music label El Toro Records
in Barcelona, Spain and armed with her new CD release,
“Rocket Girl”, Betsy-Dawn Williams is letting the cat
out of the bag at The Elevens in Northampton, on Friday March
Williams, who’s musical meanderings are embedded in roots
music, and known for playing in the honkytonk band Girl Howdy,
and the zydeco-influenced R&B band Slippery Sneakers,
will be showing her rockin’ side with this new project, “Li’l
BeeDee & the Big Melodee Combo”.
Joining her will be Jeff Potter on piano, who once
teamed up with BeeDee in a former roots rock band project,
is back on the track getting the rock & roll train going
Also on hand will be Graham Tichy (son of Commander
Cody guitarman John Tichy) on lead guitar, who is well known
in the Albany area as the premier rockabilly guitar cat, along
with Jimmy Haggerty on string bass and Clark Howell on
Potter, Tichy & Haggerty comprised the core of musicians
on her CD “Rocket Girl”. These guys are the kind of players
who really showcase the rockabilly sound that keeps the “roll”
in rock & roll.
& The Big Melodee Combo hit the stage at 7pm, Friday
March 17, 2006 $8 at the door. The Elevens is at 140
Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA
BeeDee has the best hair.
HOLDS ANNUAL MUSICAL FEAST
the Music and Cuisine of Ireland Northampton, MA
Community Music Center
139 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060
HOLDS ANNUAL MUSICAL FEAST Celebrating the Music and
Cuisine of Ireland On Sunday March 19, 2006 at 5:30
pm, the Northampton Community Music Center will have
its third annual "Musical Feast."
the event celebrates the music and cuisine of one region.
This year, the Musical Feast will showcase Ireland,
with music by two prominent local Irish bands, Shay's
Rebellion and Selkie, and contemporary
Irish cuisine prepared by Irish-born Chef Michael Corduff.
The event will take place at the Delaney House,
and the evening will consist of an elegant four-course
dinner, musical performances, and a silent auction.
menu will feature such items as "Dublin Cheddar
and Chive Soup," "Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Demi-Glace,"
and "Bailey's Chocolate Ganache Cake." The Silent
Auction will feature, among other things, a Yamaha
P22 45" Upright Professional Collection piano; a week's
vacation at an inn in Vermont; a private aerial sight-seeing
tour, and a framed, signed, limited edition lithograph
by Eric Carle.
Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Community Music
Center is a not- for-profit organization whose mission
is "to foster the love and pursuit of music within the
community through quality musical education, performances,
and activities that are accessible to all." NCMC's talented
faculty offer a diverse range of musical programs to
more than 700 participants a year—both adullts and children—and
bring concerts and other musical evvents to hundreds
more in our surrounding communities, uniting people
of all ages and backgrounds through the shared experience
of music. NCMC is the only music program in Hampshire
County that offers financial aid: no qualifying student
has ever been denied scholarship.
The Musical Feast has been generously underwritten by
The Log Cabin & The Delaney House, Bank of America,
Duseau Trucking, 88.5 FM/WFCR, and Wright Builders,
Attendance at the Musical Feast is $75 per person, which
includes the dinner and a glass of wine or Guinness.
Seating is limited and reservations are required; call
the Music Center immediately at (413) 585-0001 to reserve
CITY OF BOSTON
RFP (Request for Proposal)
RFPs & Artist Calls Request for Proposals are now
being issued for a public art ideas competition in Dorchester
In Dorchester, Dorchester Arts Collaborative and St.
Mark’s Area Main Streets received a planning grant for
public art in Peabody Square.
The Roxbury Center for the Arts received a grant to
create a work of public art to celebrate the new center
at Hibernian Hall. For more details on both RFPs, visit
International Arts Festival and more
twenty-four, Europe’s premier gallery for autodidactic
and undiscovered artists from around the world, is pleased
to announce its call for entries for 2006.
CALL FOR ARTISTS 2006 - Berlin / Paris
This year’s call is open to artists working in any genre,
including, but not limited to: painting; sculpture; photography;
video &/or audio installations; assemblage; mixed media
and film; as well as performance art.
In addition to applications for its regular schedule of solo
exhibitions in Berlin & Paris, the gallery is accepting
applications for the following programs and group shows to
be presented in Berlin during 2006.
· 2006 International Assemblage Artist Exhibition
· 2006 Sommerwende International Arts Festival
· 2006 Open Studio Project - Berlin
· 2006 TransATLantic Project - Berlin / Atlanta
· 2006 Self-curated Exhibition Program
Details for all our exhibiting opportunities can be found
Beginning in 2003, GALLERY twenty-four has organised this
annual exhibition concentrating on exposing assemblage art
to the international art market of Berlin, Germany. With its
expansion into Paris, France the gallery will be able to exhibit
a portion of this world class exhibition in Paris, as well.
Annually over 50 artists from a myriad of countries exhibit
their works for a four week period in the Berlin facilities
of the gallery. Subsequently, pieces chosen for first, second
and third place prizes, as well as those receiving honorable
mention awards will be exhibited in the Paris gallery. Additionally,
artists compete for the award of best in show and cash and
prizes valued at over EU10,000. making this one of the most
distinguished exhibitions for Assemblage Art in existence
Further details: www.assemblag
GALLERY twenty-four / B E R L I N, Krossener Strasse 34, 10245
Berlin Tel +49 (30) 516 583 53 GALLERY twenty-four / P A R
I S, 30 rue Durantin 75018 Paris Tel +33 (0) 1 42 58 00 69
not remind you of that scene in Fargo?
Duck Stamp Contest
Opening Date: June 1, 2006. Entry fee: $125
U.S. citizens, nationals, or resident aliens are eligible
to participate. All entrants must be at least 18 years
of age by June 1. This year's contest will be held on
Friday, October 6 through Saturday, October 7, 2006
with entries on display at the Memphis College of Art,
1930 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.
The winning artist receives publicity and media recognition,
a pane of Duck Stamps signed by the Secretary of the
Interior, select travel to ceremonies, guest speaker
at special events and opportunity to market their winning
not later than midnight August 15, 2006.
For entry guidelines and application criteria contact
Federal Duck Stamp Contest, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, MBSP- 4070, Arlington,
VA 22203-1622. Phone: 703.358.2000. Fax: 703.358.2009.