April 11, 2006
easter, pysanky header


egg on, excite, galvanize, goad, impel, incite, inflame, inspire, instigate, motivate, move, pique, prick, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, set off, spur, stimulate, touch off, trigger, work up.

You know how when you are about to move and it all seems so impossible and then you get hurt moving things and need stitches and you start to think it'll never come off and you are about to freak out? Tonight, in the midst of this inner turmoil (such drama, I know), my dear Maren called and out of the blue she said, "Foment!" and then the skies opened up and little angels began to sing the synonyms for foment, the first of which is *egg on* which seems relevant because Sunday is Easter.

This led me to The Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th Street (bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) New York, NY 10003, www.UkrainianMuseum.org, where I learned about Pysanky.

reprinted and paraphrased without permission... "The quintessential representatives of Ukrainian folk culture - pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter eggs - are once again making an appearance at The Ukrainian Museum. The Museum's pysanky exhibition will be on view from March 25 to July 2, 2006.

Ukrainian pysanky have a legacy that dates back to prehistoric times, when ancient people attempted to understand and explain their greater and immediate environment. The universe, the sun, the changing seasons, birth, death - these were among the mysteries that taxed the comprehension of people as they struggled to find answers to the natural phenomena that governed their daily lives. They developed myths to mollify their fears of the unknown and appease the forces over which they had no control. <--- How Apropos!

As an example of the mystery of life itself, the egg was considered enormously powerful. Ancient people decorated the egg with symbols and colors that held a special meaning and used it for numerous social events and religious occasions, specifically in the spring. Thus the egg became a precious talisman, believed to have protective, magical properties. Prominent examples of such potent symbolism can also be seen in the pysanky on display as part of the Museum's current exhibition The Tree of Life, the Sun, the Goddess: Symbolic Motifs in Ukrainian Folk Art, which runs through October 15, 2006.

The designs on pysanky are, for the most part, geometric, with some plant and animal forms. The most prevalent and recognized motif is the stylized symbol of the sun, which appears as a triangle, a broken cross, an eight-pointed rosette, or a star. Endless lines symbolize eternity, while images of animal and bird figures, such as a stag or a rooster, represent fertility and strength. The introduction of Christianity to Ukraine brought with it such elements as the cross, the fish, and images of churches.

The art of creating Ukrainian pysanky (from the word pysaty - to write) has been handed down from generation to generation. Although most of the relevance of the intricate designs and patterns, as well as the use of specific colors, has been lost over time, decorating pysanky and adhering to some of the customs associated with this craft have remained a strong tradition among the Ukrainian people to this day.

Pysanky are decorated using the wax-resist or dye technique. The tool used to draw the design on the egg is known as a kistka or ryl'tse. While the dyes now used are chemical-based, not too long ago they were made from natural sources, such as vegetables or the bark of a tree. The colors used in pysanky have symbolic meaning as well. For example, red is the color of life, joy, or the sun, while yellow stands for fertility and wealth.

Although present-day Ukrainians decorate pysanky and exchange them in the traditional manner at Eastertime, the eggs are considered works of art and are treasured for their uniqueness and beauty. While no longer revered or considered to be a talisman, Ukrainian pysanky are still a magnificent example of the ingenuity and artistry of Ukrainian folk culture.


Pictured: Artwork by Patrick Crok-Horton Holyoke Community College
2006 STUDENT ART SHOW, April 10 - May 3


The HCC Student Art Show will be held in the Taber Art Gallery, the Library Showcases on the 2nd floor of the Donahue Building, and in the Art and Photo Departments on the 2nd and 3rd floor of C Building.

All locations are open to the public during regular school hours except for the Taber Gallery which is open Monday through Thursday 8:30am - 6pm

HCC Taber Art Gallery
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Pictured: Artwork by Patrick Crok-Horton

Linda Batchelor at the Charles P. Russell Gallery, Deerfield Academy
"Pattern and Palette", Opening reception from 6 to 8 April 20th (Thursday)
Linda Batchelor Linda Batchelor is showing monotypes and collages at the Charles P. Russell Gallery, Deerfield Academy, (413) 774-1547.

The show is titled, "Pattern and Palette". It runs from April 20th to May 25th with an opening reception from 6 to 8 April 20th (Thursday evening).
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 3 and by appointment.

Anyone interested can call or email Linda and she would be more than happy to take them to the gallery.

Her phone is 586-8249 and email is lgbatchelor@comcast.net

Zea Mays Printmaking Studio at the NCA
APRIL 5 - 30, 2006
A Community at Work - Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
APRIL 5 - 30, 2006

The Northampton Center For the Arts welcomes the new exhibit, A Community at Work - Zea Mays Printmaking Studio, showcasing the innovative work of 15 members of Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA.

Also on display in this exhibit, The Nature of Things, a handsome print portfolio commemorating the early years of the studio.

Artists participating in the exhibit are: Meredith Broberg, Caitlin Cali, Liz Chalfin, Stephanie Cramer, Tracy Ducasse, Rachel Gugler, Anita S. Hunt, Kate Jenkins, Louise Kohrman, Doris Madsen, Aaron Piziali, Joyce Silverstone, Rudy Ternbach, Judith Wolf, and Diane Kazar Worth.

The public is invited to attend an Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, April 7 from 5 -7 pm, which coincides with the Northampton Arts Night Out Gallery Walk.

The gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Sullivan Building, 17 New South Street, Northampton, across from the Academy of Music. Gallery hours are: Tuesday - Friday, 11 -4, and Saturday 12-4.

IMAGE: Liz Chalfin, Towards an Ideal, photopolymer intaglio print on Kitakata paper, 2005

Judith Wolf & Amy Wasserman @ Burnett Gallery
Reception: April 6, 5-8 pm
Judith Wolf Burnett Gallery of the Jones Library of Amherst
is pleased to announce the following exhibit:
Improvisational Quilts by Amy L. Wasserman and Drypoints and Monotypes by Judith Wolf

April 2 - April 29, 2006
Reception: April 6, 5-8 pm

In creating her improvisational quilts, Amy Wasserman combines fabric, beads, buttons, and other assorted materials to create vibrant and surprisingly playful fabric collages. Her imagery is drawn from an interplay of old and new, through family photos of her grandparents and other relatives from the past as well as humorous photos of herself. To embellish and enhance photographs, she draws with thread and paints with fabric, using enticing patterns, textures, and colors. Amy lives in Pelham. Her (paper) collage illustrations have appeared on book covers, advertisements, in national magazines and on taxicab windows.

For Judith Wolf, the printmaking process involves a sense of mystery, emergence, and discovery. In her method of creating reductive monotypes, the image gradually appears on the plate. She begins with an inked plate of glass and removes the areas of light.
In this way, the final picture emanates out of the remaining ink. She also prints multiple layers on one piece of paper. Subtle, faint reminiscences of color in the overlapped forms evoke a variety of perspectives: stages of growth, memory, and the passage of time. Most of the prints involve a close observation of nature in the form of plants and landscapes. Through drypoints, a process of incising marks into a plate, she integrates a painterly approach with linear elements.
Ms. Wolf lives in Northampton. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited in galleries in Jerusalem and throughout the U.S.

Burnett Gallery
The Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Sunday 1 - 4:30 pm
Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

For further information, please contact Amy Wasserman at amy@cutnpaced.com, 413-253- 4664
or Judith Wolf at judithwolf@verizon.net, 413-585- 8540

Making Art * Making A Living
Thursdays March -April, 2006 at UMASS
umass art lecture series

Making Art Making a Living

Thursdays March-April, 2006 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Free for UMASS students thanks to sponsorship from the UMASS Arts Council

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call 545-3653 with your student I.D. #

April 13th: Marketing for Visual Artists–ART 42 Professional artist Louise Minks draws upon decades of experience marketing her work and offers several tools for developing a practical approach to marketing your work.

April 27th Legal Stuff for Artists –ART 40 Attorney Joshua Grey from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts addresses legal matters such as contracts, copyright, government regulations and other issues for artists.

Girls! Girls! Girls!
A Night of Women Comics at PACE
GirlsGirlsGirls! At PACE Girls! Girls! Girls!, A Night of Women Comics features the comedy of Tissa Hami, Bethany Van Delft, Andrea Henry, Kim “Boney” DeSheilds and Jennifer Myszkowski. Gregg Thibodeau hosts.

Sat., April 22, PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

More info: www.pioneerarts.org or 413-527-3700.

Nudes and Still Life @ The Oxbow Gallery
Bob Aller, Arnold Skolnick


NUDE DRAWINGS by Arnold Skolnick

ARNOLD SKOLNICK, creator and designer of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival poster (bird, hand, guitar) and art director for the Woodstock Festival advertising campaign, is president and creative director of Chameleon Books. He has received numerous awards for his work as a designer of books, advertising, exhibitions, film and television movies He is a four-time recipient of the award given by the American Institute of Graphic Arts to designers for the “50 Best Books of the Year.”

ROBERT ALLER, photographer and professor of photography at Holyoke Community College will also exhibit black and white still life photographs. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Danforth Museum, The William Benton Museum of Art, UCONN-Storrs, Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art, the Smith College Museum of Art and others. He has had numerous exhibitions locally and nationally. He received his MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He lives in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.

The Oxbow Gallery is located at 275 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA.
The exhibit is in the gallery from April 6–30, 2006 with an opening reception Friday, April 7, 6–8pm. The public is invited.
The gallery hours are Thursday–Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.
For additional information please contact the gallery at 413-586-6300.

Luke Cavagnac at the Artisan Gallery
March 23 - April 18
Luke Cavagnac The Artisan Gallery is proud to announce the opening of 1000 Paintings, the work of Luke Cavagnac.

While the focus in the past has been on Luke's reasonably, even ridiculously priced paintings, a few moments with the work make a convincing case that Luke is a very accomplished artist.

Luke's wild, cartoon take on the world around him is a very personal, creative expression enhanced by his accomplished use of paint.

Luke comments on his speed, I've learned to stop before it gets too ugly. And about his low prices, I'd like to sell hundreds a month.

This is a wonderful, joyful exhibit and is priced for everyone. Come and share Luke's vision.

1,000 Paintings - The Work of Luke Cavagnac. March 23 - April 18

Artisan Gallery
162 Main Street
Northampton, MA

Sunday, April 22 at The Academy of Music

Charlemont, Massachussetts--
The Academy at Charlemont, in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, presents The Paul Winter Consort in a benefit concert on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 7:00PM at the Academy of Music, 274 Main Street, Northampton, MA.

The benefit concert is sponsored by The Valley Advocate and 88.5FM~WFCR, NPR News and Music for Western New England.

The Paul Winter Consort, formed in 1967, has become one of the earliest exponents of world music, combining elements from various African, Asian, and South American cultures with jazz. The Consort celebrates the earth and all its creatures and cultures, bringing vitality through music and awakening people to the plight of endangered species through the beauty of their sounds.

The Paul Winter Consort has performed in over 2,000 concerts in major concert halls of the Americas, Europe, and Asia, as well as cathedrals such as Washington's National Cathedral, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and New York's St. John the Divine, where they are artists in residence. Winter has also performed in such places as the White House, the Grand Canyon, the Negev Desert in Israel, and the palace of the Crown Prince of Japan.

The Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort features Paul Winter on soprano saxophone, Paul Sullivan on piano, Satoshi Takeishi on drums, and Eugene Friesen on cello.

Attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable canned foods to the concert, which will be collected and distributed by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Tickets (general admission) are priced from $25-$35 A limited number of $50.00 Producers Circle tickets, which feature premium seating and a pre-concert reception at the Smith College Fine Arts Center atrium, are also available. Tickets are available at the Academy at Charlemont, the World Eye Bookshop (156 Main Street, Greenfield), and the UMASS Fine Arts Center in Amherst. To order tickets by telephone: 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMASS. To order tickets online: www.charlemont.org.

Proceeds benefit The Academy at Charlemont, an independent day school for grades 7-postgraduate, where students prepare for college and a lifetime of learning by engaging a challenging curriculum structured along classical lines. The Academy at Charlemont celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. For information: www.charlemont.org or 413-339-4912

Mandala Design Workshop
Saturday, April 8, and Saturday, April 22
EJ Barnes, Mandalas Saturday, April 8, and Saturday, April 22

Mandala Design Workshop led by syncretic mandala artist, animator, and editorial cartoonist, E. J. Barnes, at Inspirit Common at 123 Russell Street (Route 9) in Hadley, MA.

Both sessions 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Many traditions the world over combine symmetry and symbolism to embody philosophical concepts. In the process of its creation, the mandala generates an informational feedback loop between the creator and the created. Sometimes, the process is so much more important than the product that the final piece is ritually destroyed after it is finished!

This rigorous 2-part workshop allows participants to construct their own mandalas, based on traditional, cultural, and personal visual vocabularies.

Part I on April 8 is a presentation and discussion of the history and symbolism of the mandala, broadly defined to include Tantric yantras, Buddhist mandalas, European magical talismans and alchemical engravings, Shaker gift drawings, Vodoun vevers, and more. Discussion of the symbolic value of number, shape, color, and direction will follow.

During Part II on April 22, workshop participants will gather to design their own mandalas, either as a finished piece in the workshop, or as preliminary work for a final piece to be completed afterwards.

Price for the 2-part workshop is $85 payable to Inspirit Common. Part I alone can be taken for $50, with the option of signing up for Part II at the workshop.

Details are at the Inspirit Common website at www.InspiritCommon.com/mandala.htm .

Please call (413) 585-1169 to pre-register. Registration is limited to 20, so don't wait!

Instructor E. J. Barnes's syncretic mandalas were on display at Amherst Crêpes in November 2004. Her animated film, "Leatherwing Bat," was shown at the 2002 Northampton Independent Film Festival.

A Reading and a Haircut
Announcing the new book from The Double Elephant Press
michael kuch Disasters of Love
A Defense of Delilah

A Poem, Intaglios & Lithographs by Michael Kuch

The poem will be read by Marina Goldman

Michael Kuch will have his haircut by Sarah Buttenwieser at 6 PM on Friday, April 28 at R. Michaelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA


Elizabeth Stone at Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library
April 2-29
Betsy Stone Image

Face & Figure, a show of pastel portraits and figure paintings in oils by Elizabeth Stone will be at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton from April 2-29.

Come to the reception Sunday, April 9 from 2- 4pm.

Marx in Soho, a one man play by Howard Zinn
Sat, April 22, 8 PM, Memorial Hall, Bridge St, Shelburne Falls,MA
Marx lounging at Valley Free Radio <--Marx lounging at Valley Free Radio. Marx in Soho is a one man play by Howard Zinn, historian and social activist. It is performed by Jerry Levy, teacher of sociology at Marlboro College.

Sat, April 22, 8 PM, Memorial Hall, Bridge St, Shelburne Falls,MA

Tickets are $15.00 for general admission and $10 for students, retired, unemployed and recently fired (for taking too long to read the last newsletter).

Tickets available at: World Eye Books, Greenfield, Boswell's Books, Shelburne Falls, and the door. For more information call 413.625.6177

Even in heaven it seems, Karl Marx is a troublemaker! Embedded in some secular afterlife, where intellectuals, artists and radicals are sent, Marx is given permission by the administrative committee to return to Soho, London to have his say. But through a bureaucratic mix-up, he winds up in Soho, New York. We see not only Marx the revolutionary philosopher, but the intimate, vindictive and humorous Karl Marx. These are his observations and commentaries about social injustice, family issues, the collapse of the Soviet Union and modern life in the world today! Marx declares "I am not a Marxist!"

To benefit CAN, the Citizens Awareness Network, a grassroots environmental organization working to end the use of unaffordable and dangerous nuclear power in the Northeast and replace it with sustainable, reliable and affordable energy generation.

The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes
March 28- April 29, 2006, at STCC
The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes The Silhouette: Identities and Archetypes
March 28- April 29, 2006

There is something primary about silhouettes. They have an ability to conjure direct memories, feelings, yet they also possess degrees of assumed veracity. Silhouettes are a form of archetype: a universal armature onto which we hang our personal history and subjectivity. Attaining the shape, we are left to fill in the details, the story.

In this exhibit the artist Randal Thurston cuts shapes that are at once familiar, yet are not simply copies of his subjects. He carefully composes an assortment of forms that are both individual and members of a larger organization. “I think the most salient aspect of the silhouette is its versatile ability to be a vessel for projected emotion.”

Paul Bloomfield’s work employs the silhouette while subjecting it to the photographic process. “My work is an attempt at recognizing commonality of form and its infinite variations.” Portraits are recognizable as much by what they offer as by what the viewer projects. In both the work of these artists, identity is transient and rooted in history.

The Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, located on the first floor of Building 28, is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the academic year. For more information contact Larry Slezak at 755-5258 or 755-5288. Directions

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check out this temporary link and listen live from your computer.

There are so many fabulous shows to choose from and then there is TheAmy&MoRadioShow. Listen to us Wednesdays from 8 to 9 am.

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Valley Free Radio, in association with Free Press, the Grassroots Radio Coalition, and Prometheus, a national low power fm advocacy and education organization, helped launch WXOJ FM, Valley Free Radio, in August of 2005 at a "barnraising" in Florence, Massachusetts. Valley Free Radio is a low power FM radio station broadcasting at 103.3 FM. We are a community organization that operates as a collective. Our board, committee, and general membership meetings are open to the public. We broadcast from the Florence Community Center, located at 140 Pine Street in Florence, Massachusetts. If you would like to contact the station by phone please try our studio line at (413) 585-1033 or our business line at (413) 584 - 1160. Send email to vfr@valleyfreeradio.org. If you are interested in hosting a show or writing something for a show, please review our programming guidelines. Para más información en español, favor de comunicarse con: mas@valleyfreeradio.org


Various Calls for Submissions - arranged by deadline, sorta.
Stamp that SASE & Squeegee the slides.
NEW! Due April 29. The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites your participation!
We are currently accepting applications for our Artist-in-Residence program (four four-week visual art residencies) for the summer of 2006. The residency program provides live/work/exhibition space in a former sail loft amongst other galleries on a wharf in the colorful harborside community of Rocky Neck, Gloucester. Deadline for applications: April 29th. We are also accepting entries for our annual juried spring show, Environments . . . A Sense of Place to be held May 19 to June 17, 2006, at the Bryan Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester. Juror: Katherine French, Director of the Danforth Museum of Art. Deadline for entries: April 19th.

For more information or to download an application for either the residency or the spring show, go to www.rockyneckartcolony.org or send a SASE to RNAC/Residency -or- RNAC/Environments PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

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

May 10, 2006 CURRENT: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture
to be held at Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, June 4th - June 29th, 2006. This exhibition explores avenues including electronic culture, the media, web and posters design, youth culture, music, digital graphics, video games, increasing globalization, and rapidly changing technologies. We are accepting submissions in all media. Open to artists 18 and over living in the U.S. $25/3 digital submissions (only). Cash prizes awarded. All work must be for sale. Insurance. BRGCCA will retain a 50% commission. Deadline for application is May 10, 2006. Full prospectus available at: www.batonrougegallery.org. Call us at: 225-383- 1470. Baton Rouge Gallery, 1442 City Park Av, Baton Rouge LA 70808.

April 21, 2006 Call for Art- "Fiber Fever".
Exhibition Dates: June 9-July 21, 2006.
Open to all working artists, accepting artwork that explores the expressive uses of any kind of fiber. May be functional, non-functional, traditional, contemporary, woven, felted, knitted, twined, paper, quilted, stitched, or unexpected. Awards one "Going Solo" or $1,000 cash and one Group 4 Award. A maximum of three entries per artist for jury may be submitted with a non- refundable fee of $35 One slide/jpeg/ per entry or submit a CD. Use jpeg on PC format only. (Do not use photo shop or other software to submit.) Applications are available at: www.foundryartcentre.org. Email jpegs to: showentry@foundryartcentre.org. Complete entry form and mail with fee to: Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center St, Charles MO 63301 OR 636-255-0270

JUROR: TRICIA YUNJOO PAIK, CURATORIAL ASSISTANT, DEPT. OF DRAWINGS, THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NY. ALL MEDIA. AWARD: SOLO/GROUP SHOW. Prospectus: www.phoenix- gallery.com OR info@phoenix-gallery.com OR Send SASE to: Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Av Suite 902, New York NY 10001.

April 29, 2006 Alpan International 2006 - Juried Art Exhibition.
The exhibit takes place Sep 2 - 7, 2006, in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Open to artists 18 yrs & older working in two and three dimensions in any media. Awards: Group Show, $1,000 cash for "Best in Show". Juror: Professor Donald Kuspit. $30 for three images. $5 for each additional image. For details visit: http://www.alpangallery.org. Prospectus is available online: http://www.alpangallery.org/events.aspx. Or artists can send a SASE to: Alpan Gallery, 2 West Carver St, Huntington Long Island NY 11743. For more information contact John Remsen at: info@alpangallery.org OR call: 631-423-4433.

May 19, 2006 19th Annual Northern National Art Competition.
Open to U.S. Artists 18 or older. May submit 2 slides of 2-D art in any medium. Three $1000 Awards of Excellence. Over $8500 total in prize money. Juror/Judge: Renowned photographer, printmaker and author Phyllis Galembo. Entry Fee $25.00-All proceeds from sales go to the artists. For Prospectus send business sized SASE to NAC (Northern Arts Council), Box 916, Rhinelander WI 54428. Email Katherine Ralph: kralph@nicoletcollege.edu OR 715-365-4556. Postmark deadline for entries is May 19, 2006. Opening Reception July 25, 2006. Web: http://www.nicoletcollege.edu/artgal/artgall.htm OR Contact: Dori Brown, Northern Arts Council, 715-362-3963

April 30, 2006 SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL VISUAL ARTISTS: in glass, painting, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, and photography; for solo shows in fall 2006 and themed proposals for the 2007 year. HOURGLASS is a new artspace in San Diego, CA with shows of regional, national and international known and emerging artists with passion and drive for making a statement with art in the world. offering classes, workshops and (soon) artist in residency. Send $25, 5 slides or CD (Jpeg format) with artist bio to: HOURGLASS director, Raziah Roushan, 1192 Sunset Dr, Vista CA 92081

May 1, 2006 The Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition Enter your artwork in the 23rd Annual Art Competition sponsored by The Artist's Magazine. More than $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2006 issue of The Artist's Magazine! Plus, 13 finalists will be featured in The Artist's Magazine's 2007 Calendar! There are 5 categories for you to compete and win in: Portrait & Figure, Still Life, Landscape, Experimental and Animal Art. Plus, there's a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. For details and an entry form visit: Terri Boes, F&W Publications, 4700 E Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati OH 45236 OR 513-531-2690 x1328 OR http://www.artistsnetwork.com/specialoffers.asp? ADL06 OR art-competition@fwpubs.com

May 1, 2006 National Lower Town Art and Music Festival. Festival dates are May 26th through May 28th, 2006. Open to artists over 18 years of age residing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Entries must be original fine art or fine craft. Selections will be made from a review of 35 mm slides or digital images in the form of jpeg files (maximum dimension of eight inches in image size minimum resolution 300dpi). A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles the artist to submit up to four (4) images, three images of original work and one image of booth. If accepted, artists can choose from three booth sizes that range in fees from $100 to $150 At this yearblocation Program where over 70 artists have moved to from across the country. For information on this years festival call (270) 444-8690 or write to City of Paducah, Planning Department, Lower Town Art & Music Festival, 300 South 5th St, Paducah KY 42003. You may also e-mail for a prospectus to: mbarone@ci.paducah.ky.us OR go online and download a prospectus at: www.paducaharts.com.

May 12, 2006 Annual Juried Art Competition, call for entries - Teris & The South Arkansas Arts Center are hosting SAAC's 2006 Annual Juried Art Competition for 2-D fine artist working in any media. The exhibit will be held June 29 - July 28. Total cash awards of $1700 1 slide $10 or 3 slides $25 Juror: Mary Anderson, Artist from Ocean Springs, MS. For details or a prospectus visit our website or send a SASE to: SAAC Juried Show, 110 East 5th St, El Dorado AR 71730 OR 870-862-5474 OR Download prospectus on the website: www.saac- arts.org

May 31, 2006 STRANGE 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: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/figure.htm OR email: slowart@aol.com OR send SASE to: SlowArt Productions, Box 503, Phoenicia NY 12464

May 31, 2006 Call for Entries: Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge The National Science Foundation and the journal Science, published by the AAAS, invite you to participate in the fourth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The international competition recognizes scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists for producing or commissioning innovative work in visual communication. The ability to convey the essence and excitement of research in digitized images, color diagrams, multimedia and animation has given researchers the perspective needed to set new research directions and equipped other citizens to see and understand complex science concepts. Award categories: Photographs, Illustrations, Interactive Media, Non-Interactive Media and Informational Graphics. Winners in each category will be published in the September 22, 2006 issue of Science Magazine and Science Online and displayed on the NSF website. The competition is currently open to the public; no entry fee. For complete entry information, please contact: American Association for the Advancement of Science OR http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index .jsp

June 20, 2006 The Camera Club of New York announces its 2006 National Photography Competition. The competition is open to all US residents 18 years or older except members of the Camera Club of New York or their families, and employees. Freestanding pieces will not be accepted. We are most pleased that Antonin Kratochvil renowned photographer and documentarian, will be our Juror. Each entry will consist of either 6 digital entries on CD or 6 slides with a fee of $35.00 Chosen artist will receive a one-person exhibition in our Alfred Lowenherz Gallery and a cash award of $300 Other finalists will participate in a group show. Send self-addressed stamped envelope for prospectus to: 2006 National Photography Competition, Camera Club of New York, 853 Broadway, New York NY 10003 OR visit our website at: www.cameraclubofnewyork.org, download an entry form and view the complete rules and information about The Camera Club of New York.

A NOTE ABOUT THE CALLS FOR ARTISTS ENTRIES: I have paid subscriptions to these lists and simply sut and paste the email info I receive. I try to scan all entries and correct deadlines as I see them but mostly I paste them as I get them. So, if you are interested in any of these venues I suggest you follow the links and download the prospecti (?) and check dates for accurate deadlines and details.

Mother Theresa and Jamoka
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Thanks Larry!

And thanks for the *brownies* and the special Scoobie snacks for Jamoka!

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