abstract spoon still life <--PREVIOUS
April 18, 2006

strange animal behaviour

Ah, the intoxicating wonders of a new Spring awakening.

Cementious types stop to smell the roses and make the annual trek to ogle the pretty porcelain girls in Kansas, birds eat too many berries and fly into their reflections in windows thus knocking themselves unconscious, (narcissism? or defending themselves from *themselves*? a metaphor for human life?), bears come out of hibernation, people clean, and squirrels form bands for forresting nuts and jamming.

So I looked into crazy springy animal behavior and found the Sugar Bush Squirrel site created by Kelly Foxton, "an entertainer who came up through the ranks of country music as a recording artist, to international stardom and performing around the world" and who now poses her pet squirrel in a variety of scenarios, the most incongruous of which are "The Military Series".

I don't really know what to think about the images of her squirrely pal posed as a rescue worker at Ground Zero or hanging from a helicopter. I think my Jamoka would balk at military-esque images. But, being a lab with his heart set on obesity, he'd probably do it for food.

And then I found this--->Things you need to know about your new bird pet-- "Birds can be suspicious of new objects. Introduce new toys while your bird is outside the cage. Be cautious when carrying large or strange objects near the cage such as a fluttering towel or TV antenna (I don't often carry my tv antenna around, I generally wear it as a new age tiara but I admit to towel fluttering).

If your bird becomes frightened, laugh it off by showing confidence
. Becoming overly concerned can increase a bird's fearfulness. Remember, birds are flock animals and very adept at sensing anxiety from those around them."

Lastly, because many of you have requested a link to make newsletter donations online, I have added the link here . I would put the snazzy little button right here but added form code must go by the tech department at constant contact so I won't have it till next week cuz it's late now and they went home.
What would I do with donations? I would put it toward the monthly fee for the newsletter service and also toward my subscriptions to those *Calls for Artists* lists that I then broadcast here. And I would have this computer excorcized. Or replace it with one with a healthy psyche drive.

Happy Spring!

"Wake-up Workshop for Painters" SIGN-UP IS NOW!
A Weekend Intensive course at Snow Farm June 2-4 - HURRY!
spring Come give yourself and your art a shot of spring fever.
This workshop, taught by Lyn Horan, will emphasize women's uncanny ability to function on intuition and instinct as a way to "travel through" painting and creating works of art.

Lyn believes we tend to be quite courageous when we leave behind the constraints of guilt.

We (women) increase the size of our instinctive "files" as we grow older and gain wisdom with exposure to new experiences." Women increase in their sensuality and awareness of their environment as they grow, and June is the perfect month to utilize the spring beauty of Snow farm with some unconventual and natural materials! Get out of a rut!!!

Tuition is $295.00 + $35.00 lab fee. Room and meals (excellent meals from new chef) = $160.) You can opt to just eat some meals or travel each day from home.

Call Snow Farm before May 1st at 413-268-3101 to register. Check out the Snow Farm website at snowfarm.org . E-mail = info@snowfarm-art.org

The course is taught by professional artist of 30 years, Lyn Horan. Lyn has shown her work in Washington, DC, New York City, Baltimore, MD, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington state, Israel, and Greece, etc. She has been teaching for the last 5 years.

Senior Art exhibit at the Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, April 22-27
Reception Saturday, April 22 from 3-5 pm
Artists don't retire, they draw to conclusion." says artist, Graham Scholes.
Clearly, the retirees of Easthampton would agree. All over the nation, "seniors" are demanding more from their retirement years and are "going back to school" to rekindle old interests and learn new ones. Engagement in the arts figures highly in these activities.

"My students tell me that my art classes provide stimulation for them, hone their observation skills, provide social environments, and keep them young!", says local artist, art teacher, and Activities Coordinator for the Easthampton Council On Aging, Lyn Horan.

Easthampton Council On Aging is supporting this endeavor by sponsoring an art exhibit of work created by these talented adults at the Elusie Gallery in Easthampton from April 22 - April 27, with an Artist Reception (open to the public) on Saturday, April 22 from 3-5 pm.

The Elusie Gallery is located at the Eastmont Custom Frame Shop at 159 Main St., Easthampton. Gallery phone # is 413-529-9275.

Come and help us support these artists' multi- talented efforts and the outcome of their creative courage!

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

I would definitely find Deerfield Academy to see Linda's work. Absolutely. I found Westfield College to see Bob Marstall's show so I can definitely find Deerfield. Linda's work is fabulous. It all depends on if I can finish my TRUTH BIDET and finish packing for my big move in time.

Bill Kirchen with The Starline Rhythm Boys and special guests Girl Howdy.
May 19 - Friday. Benefit Concert for the Cancer Patient Support Program.
care-o-meter high May 19 - Friday
Benefit for Cancer Patient Support Program Emergency Fund

Bill Kirchen, Starline Rhythm Boys & GiRL HOWDY at the Sheraton Emerald Grand Ballroom Burlington, VT, Showtime: 8pm Adm. $15

Howdy Honky Tonk Friends!

We're just about a month away from a show we're really excited about, and we want to let you know some timely details.

This very special show is a concert to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Program Emergency Fund, featuring Bill Kirchen, The Starline Rhythm Boys and Girl Howdy. We are very happy to be a part of this wonderful event, and hope that you'll make the trip to come out and not only have fun with us and get your twang on, but also to lend your support to this very worthy cause. Your life has mostly likely been touched by cancer in some way or another, it seems rampant these days, and we all seem to know someone close by who has been affected. So please consider coming to Burlington, VT to help in this cause to aid this organization that does so much in support of cancer patients and their families.

There has been a block of hotel rooms reserved at a reduced rate, ($102.) at the Sheraton Hotel, reserved under the name of Smith, Bell & Thompson. You should mention this name to get this rate, however the deadline to reserve rooms at this rate is Wed April 19, 5pm.

Sheraton - Burlington
870 Williston Road
Burlington, Vermont
(802) 865-6600

The “cut-off date” for accepting reservations into this room block is Wednesday, April 19, 2006. Reservations requests received after 5:00 p.m. local time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Failure to reserve rooms before the cut off date will not impact the enforceability of the attrition or cancellation clauses.

Admission for the show itself, is just $15.00 There will be a full bar and appetizers as well.

To order advance tickets, visit this link:
http://www.flynntix.org/tickets/reserve.aspx? performanceNumber=2102&

Making Art * Making A Living
Thursday, April 27th Legal Stuff for Artists –ART 40
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 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!
Sat., April 22 - 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.

Animal Magic @ Peanut Gallery - Eastworks Gallery Night
5-8 pm on Saturday, May 6th
Animal Magic at Peanut Gallery The current show at The Peanut Gallery, *Animal Magic* will be open from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday, May 6th for Eastworks Gallery Night.

From 5-8pm, seven different Eastworks galleries will be exhibiting new work.

Animal Magic will close May 27th. An off-site closing performance featuring Jason Martin's Evolution Revolution, Tumblecat Poof Poofy Poof and other animal sounds is in the works. More info coming soon.

Animal Magic is a group show featuring work by Joseph Segal, Roland Lusk, Seth Scriver, Bwana Spoons, Joshua Vrysen, Jessica Williams, Diane Cluck, Jamie Mohr, Michele Bond, Shaun Kessler, Courtney Raiph, Chase Carlisle, Beverly Shana Palmer, Jesse Clark, Jesse Goldstein, Kristen Lupoli and Jason Martin.

While at least two animal focused group art shows have taken place in Western Massachusetts over the last year (Becoming Animal at MASS MoCA last spring and very recently, Animal Kingdom at W. M. Baczek Fine Arts) the artists in Animal Magic have a very different vision to share with you. While most of the artists in Becoming Animal looked with fear towards a dystopian future where the gap between animals and humans would diminish in the military, scientific and technological realms, the artists of Animal Magic earnestly preserve a primitive, often shamanistic world where animals maintain their integrity and mystique.

Bwana Spoons looks to the past and resurrects a woolly mammoth walking through an enchanted land of blossom crystals.

Jason Martin, a man who dons a wolf mask and tail when performing with his band Evolution Revolution, presents his personal mythology, a mix of ancient Egyptian magic, totemism and furry fandom, in a well- researched book and CD. He begs his audience to "find their tail" and use their animal spirit to "smash the state."

Unlike many of their self-conscious contemporaries, the artists exhibiting in Animal Magic are not inhibited by the anthropomorphobic need to eschew sincerity and emotion when discussing animals. While many postmodern artists see an impending technocracy under which animals will be assimilated further into the human kingdom and humans will lose the qualities that distinguish them from beasts, the artists in Animal Magic conjure these beasts to help us find what we have already lost.

Gallery hours:
M-F 10-6
Sat 10-4

Devon Zink
(¯`v´¯) 413.364.1750
`*.¸.*´ The Peanut Gallery
¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)peanutart.blogspot.com
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• 1st Floor, Eastworks, Easthampton, MA

Sunday, April 23 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

Augusten Burroughs Reading
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. - ADVANCE TIX NEEDED
Augusten Burroughs WFCR presents

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.
Chapin Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Mass.

Augusten Burroughs is the author of "Running with Scissors," "Dry," and "Magical Thinking," all of which were New York Times bestsellers published around the world. The film version of "Running With Scissors," starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by Ryan Murphy ("Nip/Tuck"), is set for a fall 2006 release. Augusten has been named one of the 15 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.

Augusten will read from and sign his new book, "Possible Side Effects" (St. Martin's Press). The book release date is May 2006.

For information on "Possible Side Effects" and Augusten Burroughs, see: http://www.augusten.com/.

Sponsors: Mount Holyoke College, the Advocate Newspapers, and the Odyssey Bookshop.

Tickets (general admission within sections) are priced $30-$70 with a copy of "Possible Side Effects" and $10-$50 without the book. They are available from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center Box Office by phone (413-545-2511 or 800- 999-UMASS), or online through http://www.wfcr.org/. Producer's Circle tickets include preferential seating and admission to the 6:30 P.M. pre-event reception.

A Reading and a Haircut
Announcing the new book from The Double Elephant Press
michael kuch A READING & A HAIRCUT




PLEASE GO TO: www.michaelkuch.com or
http://michaelkuch.com/site_files/ books/disasters/disasters_toc.html>here

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

Is TheAmy&MoRadioShow out of range? No problem.
VFR is now webstreaming!
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.

Community Run, Commercial Free Radio for the Northampton Listening Area

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

MAASH ACTION ALERT: Support $1 million Increase to the MCC
Click and be heard
MAASH ACTION ALERT: Support $1 million Increase to the MCC

Chairman Turkington and 26 Co-Sponsors File Amendment #1397

Dear Friends,
We must act today! Rep. Eric Turkington, chair of the Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee, and 26 co-sponsors have filed an amendment to increase FY 07 funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council by $1 million. The amendment calls for a specific increase for many local cultural councils.

Urge your state representative to vote yes on Amendment #1397. Click on this link or paste the link into your browser:

http://capwiz.com/artsus a/ma/issues/alert/?alertid=8689911&type=ST

Please add information about yourself in the advocacy e-mail. You can also print it as a letter. Please follow up with a phone call. Your state representative can be reached at 617-722-2000. Please spread the word. We can triple our impact if each of us can contact 3 more people.

Send your message right away. Don’t wait until the final vote late next week. Take action today to be sure that leadership knows of the great grassroots support for this funding. The House leadership will be deciding this week which of the 1600 amendments have the most support. Without your support, our amendment will fail.

Thank you for your support.

Dan Hunter
Executive Director
Massachusetts Advocaes for the Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (MAASH)


Various Calls for Submissions - arranged by deadline, sorta.
Stamp that SASE & Squeegee the slides.
Photo by Jon Whitney <--Photo by Jon Whitney

New! Due May 15 - The Northampton Arts Council Announces Arts EZ Spring '06 Grant Opportunity.
The Northampton Arts Council, Inc. is once again running a special, locally supported arts grant round. This spring the Arts Council will be distributing up to $25,000 from funds that were raised at last summer's Transperformance 15: New York and the recent Four Sundays in February ’06 series featuring saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman and singer Cynthia Scott. These grants are available to writers, painters, photographers, sculptors, musicians, videographers and all other creatives and arts organizations for projects held in Northampton.
Guidelines and applications are available via our website: www.northamptonartscouncil.org and can be downloaded as PDF’s. Using the PDF application, one can complete the application on a computer (no more struggling to find a typewriter!).
Hard copies of the guidelines and applications are also available in Northampton at Guild Art Supply, Center for the Arts Northampton, A.P.E., on the 3rd floor in Thornes and the Northampton Arts Council office, Room 5, 240 Main St.

Completed applications with support materials must be received by 4:30 pm on Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Northampton Arts Council office.
Because this is a locally funded cycle, we have eliminated as much of the paperwork as we can. To that end we have developed Arts EZ Spring 2006 Application Form. This is a one-page form with 3 short questions and a required project budget. Individual artists and arts organizations will receive equal consideration for grants. Only one grant application per person or organization will be considered. See the Arts EZ Spring 2006 Guidelines for criteria and eligibility requirements. The Arts Council will fund projects that take place between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007.
This local round of funding would not have been possible without the support of many local businesses, arts organizations, and artists that have helped make our fundraising efforts a huge success.
For more information, visit our website at www.northamptonartscouncil.org, email us at arts@ci.northampton.ma.us or call Sondra Peron at (413) 587-1269.

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.

Send me your link. Active subscribers and fab people need apply.
I thought I would add a whole links section. Why? Well, because I can and because readers might want to peruse them and also because it will improve your search engine rankings. The more links pointing to your site, the higher your ranking in search results. I adjust the code each week on my newsletter so I can post it on my site So every time your link appears in a newsletter, you get posted on my site and I get pretty good traffic so I'd like to share it.
So, if you are an active subscriber (meaning you open my newsletter each week by actually clicking on it and looking it over-yes, my stats tell me if people actually open their newsletters) you can have a link here. We are all in this thing together so let's support each other. I can do this tonight as I just got the stitches out of my fingers! I will find a better place for it later but for now it will be in this box. And it's late and I have the radio show in the morning so I just started with a few. I will post more as I get them and find a better spot for them.
Goodnight now!

The Amazing Bannerqueen
Maureen Scanlon's Peacribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney
Fine woodworking art by Peter Dellert
Sculpture by Jim Doubleday
The Canal Gallery Building (my new studio as of May)
Stone Soup Concrete
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
The Watkins Gallery
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Lisa Scollan
Deborah Kruger
Sally Curcio
Tom Morton
Jeff DeRose
Claudia Sperry
Michael Martindell
Michael Richardson
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
The Massachusetts Review
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
The O-Tones

Little Mo Sheep
So I feel kinda sheepish about it but I finally added a link to make a donation to the newsletter.
So many people have asked for a way to make a donation other than putting a check in the mail or handing me bags of cash at events so I finally set up my pay pal account to accept all forms of currency.
I can't put the button right here yet because the form script conflicts with the code for this page BUT I added it (sheepishly) on my site so here is the link to that: www.moringey.com
Thanks to everyone who asked me to set this up so they could throw something in the jar. It took a while because of the sheepish thing. I feel like Little Mo Sheep. Hopefully soon enough I can sort out the code and put the button right in this snazzy little box. But for now it is just one click away!
Thanks again!