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April 25, 2006

This week I am packing to move, among other things, and as I have no antidote for the moving frame of mind, this newsletter is rushed, flawed, folded, spindled and mutilated.

BUT, albeit rushed, there are still a lot of fab events and I did manage to hastily paste them in.

I also wanted to rush it out because Gallery A3 has a meeting TONIGHT for potential new members.

I'll be back next week sans that scary, crazed look in my eye.

P.S. Who knew there was actually an air sickness bag online museum with posters of air sickness bags from around the world for sale? As a matter of fact there are many. Many many.

"The Arts at Open Square"
This Weekend, April 28, 29 and 30
oPEN sQUARE "The Arts at Open Square"
Art Exhibitions and Open Studios - April 28, 29 and 30, 2006

The Open Square mill complex in Holyoke will be hosting an “Arts of the Valley Celebration” during the weekend of April 28 through April 30. This event brings together the talents of the resident artists at Open Square combined with an exhibition of the diverse art forms created by artists from the valley area, Holyoke Community College and the members of the Five Colleges.

Faculty and students from Holyoke Community College will present works in the open studios event as well as to display "installation" sculptures and performance art in the sprawling 30,000 sq. ft., 3rd floor space at Open Square.

Area artists and faculty from Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and U. Mass. - Amherst will exhibit their work in the sculpture and painting galleries on the 4th floor of Open Square.

Throughout the weekend, resident artists’ studios will be open to the public, with a special preview reception on Friday, April 28. Open Square resident performing groups, Enchanted Circle Theater and the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet, will also give workshops and demonstrations during this weekend celebration. The resident artists at Open Square include Bill Alatalo, Sue Bennett, Joe Costin, Enchanted Circle Theater, Gary Hallgren, Bronwen Hodgkinson, Holyoke Community College Studio, John Kaminski, Betty Korostynski, Lola Lach, Paul Leveille, Massachusetts Academy of Ballet, Dean Nimmer, and Michael Powers.

The schedule of events will be:
Friday, April 28 - Opening reception for open studios, exhibitions, events and performances. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 - On-going open studios, exhibitions, events and performances 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 30 - On-going open studios, exhibitions, events and performances 11a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Black Sheep Deli at Open Square will also be open during the events on Saturday and Sunday

A schedule of demos and performances will be announced two weeks prior to the “Arts of the Valley Celebration”. All of the painting and sculpture exhibitions will continue to be on display and open to the public at Open Square from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday through May 5, 2006.
“Celebrating the Arts of the Valley" is part of an on- going effort at Open Square to highlight the gifted artists and art students from our area, and to bring attention to the value of the arts as part of the strength of our community as a whole.

For further information, contact: Dean "The Birthday Boy" Nimmer, Arts Coordinator for Open Square

Holyoke Community College Faculty
Robert Aller
Lahri Bond
Felice Caivano
John Calhoun
Tara Conant
Cynthia Consentino
Frank Cressotti
Cynthia Guild
Alix Hegeler
Karl Hluska
Amy Johnquest
Chris Lizon
Dean Nimmer
Frank Ward
Christopher Willingham

Five College Faculty
Bill Brayton (Hampshire)
Carl Caivano (Smith)
Nancy Campbell (Mt. Holyoke)
Nat Cohan (Hampshire)
Betsey Garand (Amherst)
David Gloman (Amherst)
Thom Haxo (Hampshire)
Justin Kimball (Amherst)
Kara Lynch (Hampshire)
Nancy LaPointe (UMass)
Judy Mann (Hampshire)
Bonnie Miller (Mt. Holyoke)
Bill Myers (Smith)
Frank Ozereko (UMass)
Scott Reeves (Hampshire)
Levni Sinanoglu (Hampshire)
Joe Smith (Mt. Holyoke)
Bob Sweeney (Amherst)
Dan Warner (Hampshire)

Regional Artists
Bernard Banville
Olivia Bernard
Christin Couture
Karen Dolmanisth
William Hosie
Thomas Matsuda
Carolyn Webb

New Mass. Media Announces Preview Massachusetts
A New Arts and Lifestyle Magazine for Western Massachusetts
pREVIEW mAGAZINE New Mass. Media Announces Preview Massachusetts,
a New Arts and Lifestyle Magazine for Western Massachusetts

New Mass. Media, Inc., publishers of the Advocate chain of alternative newsweeklies, announce the publication of a new monthly magazine covering the arts, culture and life of Western Massachusetts.

Crisply designed, Preview Massachusetts will be the region’s first full-color, glossy monthly and will present a mix of editorial content including a six- week event calendar and rich mix of regular monthly features. Based on New Mass. Media’s existing successful title, Preview Connecticut, the Massachusetts edition will serve as a complement to the extensive listings, news and features that appear weekly in the Valley Advocate ( www.valleyadvocate.com). Preview Massachusetts will also be available on the web at www.previewmass.com.

The 48-page May issue will be distributed on April 28th. With an initial circulation of 30,000, Preview Massachusetts will be available for free at select finer retailers, restaurants, arts venues and hotels in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties in Western Massachusetts. The magazine will also be home delivered to Hartford Courant subscribers in Northern Connecticut and Hampden County.

“We’ve seen strong, steady growth both in advertising revenue and an increasingly expanding receptive audience for Preview Connecticut over the last four years, “ said Janet Reynolds, group publisher of the Hartford and Valley Advocate and both Preview titles. “We saw this as the time to expand on success with this launch.”

“People’s leisure time has changed over the last decade,” she continued. “It used to be that only ‘foodies’ would drive an hour to search out an excellent restaurant for dinner – now many more people will do just that. We saw a great opportunity to provide a publication to that adventurous audience that gets in their cars and seeks out the best that Western Massachusetts has to offer.”

The cover of the premiere issue features an interview with global artist/local resident Kim Gordon, bass and guitar player in the legendary rock/experimental & punk band Sonic Youth. Also included in the first issue’s arts coverage are profiles of Shakespeare & Co.’s Elizabeth Aspenleider, glassblower Josh Simpson and a peek at “Dutch Treats” at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Also in the May issue, Preview Massachusetts’s music writers take a look at the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and surf-rock veteran Dick Dale. Caroline Pam goes on a field trip to the Blue Heron Restaurant in Sunderland to see why it is one of the region’s prime food destinations. The first appearances of monthly columns on wine, health and wellness, finance, cars and homes in the region round out the offerings.

New Mass. Media, Inc. has been the leading alternative publisher in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut for over 30 years. Through its four alternative newsweeklies (Valley, Hartford & New Haven Advocate, Fairfield County Weekly) two magazine titles (Preview Connecticut and Preview Massachusetts) and theater program publishing, NMM publications circulate close to 1M copies monthly and deliver a totally unique media footprint that reaches from Southern Vermont to New York City. More information on New Mass. Media may be obtained at www.newmassmedia.com.

AMADEUS, the Director's Cut
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
amadeus The Man... The Music... The Madness... The Murder... The Motion Picture...

Mohawk Trail Concerts in partnership with Pothole Pictures is pleased to present
AMADEUS, the Director's Cut
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
with live classical music performed at 7pm
Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls
tickets $6
please call the MTC office to reserve seats or pay at the door.
180 minutes rated PG

Gripping human drama. Sumptuous period epic. Glorious celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This marvelous winner of eight Academy Awards portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer (Best Actor Oscar Winner F.Murray Abraham) who may have ruined Mozart's career and shortened his life.

POTHOLE PICTURES is a ten-year-old, community owned, all volunteer-run, non-profit theater with programs of films on the BIG screen each spring and fall. Located in historic Memorial Hall, a century-old, 425 seat, former vaudeville house.
ww w.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org

Meeting tonight!

Gallery A3 is being reformed in downtown Amherst. Interested artists are invited to an informational meeting about the gallery and the new exhibition space. The meeting will be on April 25 at 7:00 pm in the Glass Room, Bangs Community Center on Boltwood Walk in Amherst.

Gallery A3 is a cooperative fine-art gallery. It was housed in the old Amherst Cinema building for three years and closed temporarily in April 2005. A new exhibition space is being offered in the renovated Amherst Cinema building, and the gallery is reforming and actively seeking new members.

For more information please call Keith Hollingworth at 549-0865

Susan Pecora AT the Center for the Arts
Sunday, April 30, 2 PM
Susan Pecora will visit the Center for the Arts for an afternoon of watercolor and commentary.

Pecora, WGBY’s artist in residence, will be at the Center Sunday, April 30, to do one of her paintings and talk in her entertaining and informative way about technique and other artistic topics.

This delightful program, beginning at 2 p.m. in the ballroom, calls for a suggested donation of $5

Remapping Black Germany
23 April - 30 April
mapping Remapping Black Germany
Hampden Gallery,University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Friday, April 21, 4-7 PM

Video works by
Ingrid Mwangi

23 April - 30 April Central Gallery Wheeler House

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
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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

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
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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
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.

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Goodnight now!

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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
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Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
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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!