that there are no absolute social/religious/cultural/artistic places of work or
residence. Relative places exist, but they are only valid for a given group of
people at a given time. Other traditions, religions, eras, races, genders,
cultures, and groups believe/believed in other, often conflicting, places. All
of these alternate "places" are valid, at least to the group that follows them.
Postmovism has been adopted by some liberal Christians, but is regarded as a
serious error by conservative Christians.
So, I am all
moved into my new studio in the Canal Building in Holyoke, thanks to a lot of
fabulous volunteers. It went quite well (I liked the cookout part along the
canal the best! The grill did not disappoint) and here I am. I have found my
computer but not much else. I love my new studio and Jamoka loves the first
floorishness of it but I do also miss Florence. Am I now an artist expatriate of
the Arts & Industry Building?
Which naturally makes me think of
expatriate Australian Elvis impersonators in Paris...
"If he does
crack down, will we see a sort of mass Elvis flight, the expatriates in Paris,
like Gertrude Stein, or as one of the other artists suggested, could this be the
dawn of the Elvis speakeasy in this country?" -Keith Olbermann, on the
"crackdown on unlicensed Elvis impersonators," Countdown,
HAMPSHIRE HEALTH CONNECT Benefit
Dinner Thursday, May 4th at Look Park
Spierer, via Nyah Wyatt--
I'm writing to invite you
to a special event - On Thursday, May 4th, Hampshire Health Connect (HHC)
will be holding their annual dinner and fundraiser at the Garden House at Look
If you're not already familiar with the work of Hampshire
Health Connect, you'll be glad to know that there is a place where those without
insurance can turn for help. Through a collaboration with Cooley Dickinson
Hospital, HHC works to connect our friends and neighbors who don't have
insurance with the reduced-cost healthcare resources they need. In addition,
they help clients with the sometimes-daunting process of applying for programs
for which they may qualify, like MassHealth.
HHC also administers a
provider network of physicians who voluntarily agrees to see them for a low,
sliding-scale fee. This network is a last resort option for people who do not
qualify for any other programs. Since the program was founded, HHC has served
over 6,000 people, including over 5,000 adults and over 1,000 children. Today
over 100 local physicians participate in the network.
Please join me at
the Garden House in Look Park on Thursday, May 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM for a
special dinner. An Asian-Fusion tasting menu, with tapas-style dishes from area
restaurants will be served. It's a chance to honor our colleagues.
There's no set fee for tickets to the dinner. Instead, we ask that you
make a meaningful contribution to the work of HHC, to assure that this unique
organization can continue their vital work in the years to come.
is no one among us who is untouched by the worry of life without healthcare.
Let's work together to ease the burden of worry for uninsured people and to be
reminded that small, grass roots efforts can make a difference. To reserve your
place at this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heather at
Hampshire Health Connect 413. 582-2837.
If you know of anyone else who
would be interested, please help spread the word.
PRATT AT MILL RIVER GALLERY May 3-31,
2006. Opening reception Saturday, May 6 5-7 PM
River Gallery presents
May 3-31, 2006. Opening
reception Saturday, May 6 5-7 PM
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday 10-3
The Mill River Gallery
Rt 9 in Williamsburg
at the Colonial Shoppes
Art Auction Benefit and Kentucky Derby Party Saturday May
us for Smack Mellon's first ever art auction and Kentucky
Derby Benefit @ our new home located at 92 Plymouth Street
in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
is to support the Exhibition and Artist Studio Programs and the new space at 92
Plymouth Street. Enjoy Mint Juleps, hors d’oeuvres, live music and the famous
TICKETS $250 Raffle TicketsAdmits one plus guest.
Will receive one work of art. The better you bet, the closer you get! $250
ticketholders will place a bet on the Kentucky Derby for a chance at first pick
in the raffle.
$50 Tickets Admits one to the party and does not
include a work of art.
Everyone will be able to also place $10 CASH
bets on the race to win other prizes. (No one will win any cash for betting
on the race).
Encourage your friends to buy tickets early because
tickets will sell out.
Tickets can be purchased online at
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the
Credit cards will also be accepted at the door.
By purchasing a
ticket to the Smack Mellon benefit you will be supporting this fantastic young
organization that supports artists in a big way. With your $250 ticket you will
have a choice of 163 amazing works of art by some of New York's hottest artists.
There will also be a silent auction of works by well known artists.
Artwork will be on view online starting April 3rd at
92 Plymouth Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn,
ph. 718.834.8761 www.smackmellon.org
Wednesday-Sunday 12- 6pm
MAASH: 2 BIG
VICTORIES IN THE HOUSE: $1.5 MILLION
MCC & $13 MILLION CULTURAL FACILITIES
Wins MCC Increase in 11th Hour
night, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to dramatically increase
funding for arts and culture in Massachusetts. The House voted to approve an an
amendment that will increase funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council by
$1.5 million over last year and voted to approve a landmark cultural facilities
funding law that includes a minimum of $13 million in FY 07 funding for cultural
facilities improvements. These are major victories that demonstrate the growing
influence of the cultural community and the recognition by key lawmakers of the
role that arts and culture play in the Commonwealth’s economy.
our first amendment victory coming during this year’s intense, high-pressure
budget battle for limited resources. Out of 1600 proposed amendments in the
House, the cultural community has emerged successful, thanks to our allies in
the House and especially thanks to all of you who sent e-mails, wrote letters
and made phone calls.
MAASH thanks Speaker Sal DiMasi, House Ways
and Means Committee Chairman Robert DeLeo and House Majority Leader John Rogers
for their leadership and we especially thank Chairmen Dan Bosley and Eric
Turkington for their persistent and strategic work. We also recognize the 27
co-sponsors of the amendment to increase MCC funding and all the members of the
Committee on Tourism Arts and Culture. The amendment cosponsors were:
Rep. Eric Turkington of Falmouth
Rep. Dan Bosley of North
Rep. Steve Walsh of Lynn
Rep. John Keenan of Salem
O'Brien of Kingston
Rep. Ann Paulsen of Belmont
Rep. Smitty Pignatelli of
Rep. Ellen Story of Amherst
Rep. Mary Grant of Beverly
deMacedo of Plymouth
Rep. Frank Smizik of Brookline
Rep. Colleen Garry of
Rep. Marty Walsh of Boston
Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein of
Rep. Shirley Gomes of Harwich
Rep. Tim Toomey of Cambridge
Denise Provost of Somerville
Rep. Jennifer Callahan of Sutton
Spiliotis of Peabody
Rep. Marty Walz of Boston
Rep. James Eldridge of
Rep. Alice Wolf of Cambridge
Rep. Robert Coughlin of Dedham
Denis Guyer of Dalton
Rep. Alice Peisch of Wellesley
important, thank you to all our advocates! Without the hundreds of e-mails,
calls and letters, we would have lost. We generated over 1500 advocacy messages
to the House alone and the House heard us.
The House-approved budget
will increase the MCC general line item by $1.25 million, raise the minimum
grants to Local Cultural Councils to $4,000 and increases the John and Abigail
Adams Cultural Economic Development fun by $250,000.
cultural facilities language included in the amendment is the same as the
language that was contained in the Economic Stimulus Bill that is currently
before a House and Senate conference committee that is negotiating differences.
House leadership under the direction of Dan Bosley, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technology sought to include this
language in the budget to make sure that the program became law.
carry our campaign with growing political strength into the Senate. MAASH will
keep you informed on the process and please be ready for another round of
advocacy. For more details, visit our web site at www.MAASH.org
Thanks again for your advocacy work and for the work you do to make
this a great state.
Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
Heart: Alive and Well at the
Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts at 8PM on Saturday May
Heart: Alive and Well at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton,
Massachusetts at 8PM on Saturday May 13, 2006.
Young @ Heart is
the subject of a documentary by Bluebird Films from London, England. This very
special event will be filmed for the documentary and will feature old friends
and new songs. Please join us!
General Admission Tickets: $10
in advance; $12 at the door.
Advance Tickets at the Academy of Music
and State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence and For
the Record in Amherst.
Order by credit card 413 587 1300
Young @ Heart is a rowdy bunch of 70, 80 and 90 year olds singing music 'your
mother wouldn't like'. In fact, they are positively attracted to the bad boys
and naughty girls of the last 50 years, covering Led Zeppelin to OutKast with a
good measure of The Clash and Radiohead.
Young @ Heart has become
infamous for its defiant and moving performances. As its name suggests, age is
integral to this company. Slaughtering any good-natured sympathy by using age as
an ironic weapon, the Young @ Heart has crafted surprising and hilarious work
that is not about old people performing, but rather a performance that happens
to feature older people.
E=FAC² UMass Fine
Arts Center 30th Anniversary Celebration In Collaboration with the UMass Physics
UMass Fine Arts Center 30th Anniversary Celebration In
Collaboration with the UMass Physics Department
Art and science come
together in a celebration that includes technology, sculpture, music, lectures,
yoga, physics demos, and everything else touched by the laws of physics. In
residence for five days, Mass Ensemble will bring their world premier
performance of Critical Mass and have installed a giant playable Earth Harp on
the FAC plaza. Come help us celebrate our 30th birthday and the joy of physics.
Wednesday, May 3 at 4pm
Flavin Hall, Isenberg School of
Management, Rm 137
Einstein Made (Relatively) Simple
Lecture by UMass
Physics Professor Guy Blaylock
Open to the Public, Free
May 4, 12 - 4pm
Fine Arts Center Lobby and Plaza
3rd Annual Festival
of the Arts
Rain or shine
An afternoon celebration of student artists,
student performances, interactive art, free food, and great atmosphere of
artistic expression. Open to the Public, Free
Thursday, May 4 at
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
World Premiere Mass Ensemble in
Mass Ensemble will string the chamber of the Fine Arts center
Concert Hall putting the audience inside the instrument providing an amazing and
interactive experience. Critical Mass is high concept, high impact entertainment
that fuses the concepts of science with MASS Ensemble's power to create emotion
through performances that stir the soul.
$30, $25, $15; Youth 17 and
Five College Students: $15, $10, $7
Tickets: 800-999-UMAS or
neartscenter.com/tickets E=FAC² is presented in collaboration with the
UMass Physics Department and Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life.
Sponsored by MassMutual Financial Group, Bank of America, the Valley Advocate,
93.9 The River, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association and the Campus Center
For a complete list of events visit:
www.fineartscenter.com/criticalmass Call 413-545-3671 for more information or
GALLERY WINS NEMA PUBLICATIONS DESIGN AWARD Congrats.
UNIVERSITY GALLERY WINS NEMA PUBLICATIONS DESIGN AWARD
University Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of the University of
Massachusetts Amherst, is pleased to announce it has won a Publications Design
Award in the New England Museum Association 2006 Competition.
Out of 215
entries from 81 museums across New England, the brochure "LOOKING
FORWARD/LOOKING BACK", (Project Director: Loretta Yarlow; Designer: Radwell
Designs) won third place in the Supplementary Materials category. The Museum
Association states "the judges were extremely impressed with the high quality of
design and effective communication."
Winners will be announced in the
summer issue of "NemaNews". The "LOOKING FORWARD/LOOKING BACK" brochure will be
exhibited at NEMA's annual conference next fall and will be donated to the
Boston Public Library after the conference.
Copies of the brochure
will be available at the University Gallery.
@ Peanut Gallery - Eastworks Gallery Night 5-8 pm on
Saturday, May 6th
show at The Peanut Gallery, *Animal Magic* will be open from
5pm until 8pm on Saturday, May 6th for Eastworks Gallery Night.
seven different Eastworks galleries will be exhibiting new work.
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.
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.
`*.¸.*´ The Peanut Gallery
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• 1st Floor, Eastworks,
Entries at Valley Photo center Deadline
Saturday, May 13
<--Last year's Best of Show winner, "Self-Portrait by Jamoka"
Call for Entries
The Valley Photo Center is
now accepting entries for our Spring open submission show entitled "Anything
Goes". Its time to select your best images and get them to the lab to be
printed, pick out the best mat and frame and get them ready to hang. The
deadline is Saturday, May 13. Don't wait till the last minute. Its really
not that far off. Entry fee is $25.00 for your first two entries ($20.00 for
current subscribers to Portfolio Magazine) and $10.00 for each additional entry.
Download the submission form at www.ValleyPhotoCenter.com. The
exhibit will be from May 24 to June 23 with the artist reception Thursday June 1
from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Drop off your submissions at the Valley Photo
Center, 1500 Main Street in Springfield, Wednesdays thru Saturdays 11:00 -
2:00pm during exhibits or one of our generous supporters that include Hunts
Photo and Video in Hadley, In A Flash in Springfield, Edwards Books upstairs
from the VPC in Springfield, and Giclee of New England in Monson.
for the best news. There will be a $300.00 best of show cash award as well as an
additional $300 cash prizes spread out over 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. These prizes
are made possible, in part, by our media sponsor Turley Publications.
Watch for more details in future emails, Portfolio Magazine and your
local town newspaper put out by Turley Publications. For more information,
Image: Selections from the Permanent Collection A
student-curated exhibition organized by The University Gallery, in collaboration
with the Department of Art History
<--John Roy, r-ESTAU-rant, 1966
Word and Image in
May 4- June 12, 2006
Opening Reception: May 11, 5:00 -
The University Gallery, in collaboration with the Department
of Art History, will organize a student-curated exhibition, Word and Image:
Selections from the Permanent Collection. The exhibition will utilize the
university's significant collection of contemporary works of art on paper and
correspond with a graduate art history seminar on the same theme. The Department
of Art History anticipates that this pilot project will be the first in a
program of annual spring exhibitions to be organized by M.A. candidates in Art
History. This collaboration will increase the university's awareness of the
University Gallery's integral role as the only collecting museum on campus and
introduce students to the Gallery's important collection through works related
to various themes in contemporary art. In addition, the continuation of this
program will provide graduate students with exciting, professional opportunities
The exhibition features works on paper by contemporary
artists and explores the various ways in which 20th century artists have
incorporated text into their visual art. The increasing interdependence of word
and image is evident in artists' use of text as communicator, as an exploration
of sign systems, or as art in itself.
The exhibition is curated by Lisa
Amato, a fourth semester M.A. candidate in Art History. An illustrated brochure
with text by Amato will accompany the exhibition.
MAY 11, 5-7 pm:
Professor Claire Daigle, Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History and
instructor of the spring 2006 graduate seminar, Word and Image in Contemporary
Art, will speak about the formal aspects of artists' use of text in visual
images. Opening reception to follow.
MAY 18, 5 - 5:45pm: Lisa
Amato will speak about the way artists have used text to political or
This program was made possible in part by a grant from
the UMass Arts Council
University Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday,
11:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday - Sunday, 2 to 5pm.
Burroughs Reading Wednesday,
June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. - ADVANCE TIX NEEDED
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30
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
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:
Sponsors: Mount Holyoke College, the Advocate Newspapers, and the
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.
event for the Northampton Survival Center
Voices: Survival Through the Arts
May 19th, 7-9pm
High School auditorium
380 Elm Street
On May 19th, Florence Learning Center, Northampton's public
alternative high school, is hosting a benefit for the Northampton Survival
Center. Silk Voices - an evening of community arts that brings together
professional and student performers of various ages, genres and backgrounds
features song, dance, poetry, yo-yo, belly dance, hip-hop, fashion, circus
arts and more.
Special guests include: internationally
touring folk poet Alix Olson, veteran musician and community educator Evelyn
Harris, formerly of Sweet Honey and the Rock, and Worcester Magazine’s #1 hip
hop band The Alchemystics. Student performers include: Nick Gumlaw,
internationally ranked yo-yo competitor, Theresa Harvey, local up and coming
fashion designer, Peejay Delgado of Youth Leadership for the Arts, and classical
pianist, Ben Naismith.
Students of the Florence Learning Center will
share the stage with professional artists at the Northampton High School
auditorium to create a collaborative evening of art in the fight against local
poverty and hunger.
Proceeds from the event will support the Northampton
Survival Center and academic programming at Florence Learning Center. Generous
donations are deeply appreciated.
Ticket prices start at $5 (the
average cost of about 2 pounds of food at the grocery store) but please give
what you can. The annual cost of running the Survival Center and distributing
over 420,000 pounds of food for a year is $227,000. We’re hoping to raise $3000
in support of powerful, action-focused education in the fight against local
To reserve tickets or find out more information, please call
The Florence Learning Center at 413-587- 1412.
This event is
organized and produced by the Florence Learning Center, a diverse alternative
academic community of creative and talented young people.
to Perform Mozart on Mother's Day 7:30 pm on
Sunday, May 14 at the First Church of Deerfield
Organist and Arcadia Players’ Director, to Perform Mozart
on Mother’s Day
Arcadia Players Artistic Director, Ian Watson, will give an
organ concert at 7:30 pm on Sunday, May 14 at the First Church of Deerfield, in
Deerfield. Following his brilliant inaugural recital last season, Watson returns
to continue Arcadia’s celebration of the Mozart 250th anniversary with three of
the composer’s works for organ. The program also offers music by the early
Baroque Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck as part of the Pioneer Valley’s
“Go Dutch!” programs, and two monumental works of Bach, including the thrilling
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor. The historic “Brick Church Meetinghouse” in
Deerfield, with its newly built baroque organ, is ideal for this repertoire.
Ian Watson possesses an impressive background of musical experience and
high praise. He is firmly established as an outstanding British musician of his
generation, both as conductor and as organist, harpsichordist and pianist. For
the past several months he has performed as organist with Sir John Eliot
Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir on their international Bach and Mozart tours.
The May 14 concert will be his second on the celebrated new organ at First
Church of Deerfield, hand-built by the master craftsmen of Richards &
Fowkes. The pairing of Watson’s extraordinary talent with this outstanding
instrument promises to be a most memorable experience.
Bach’s dramatic, Italianate Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541, the concert
will close with his mighty Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542. Also featured
are Sweelinck’s Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein End” the Mozart
Fantasia, K.594, written (originally for mechanical organ) in the last year of
his life, and some of Mozart’s Epistle Sonatas, which Watson performs with
violinists Joseph Jewett and Michelle Liechti and cellist Alice Robbins. About
Ian Watson’s recordings of these sonatas, the magazine Musical Opinion wrote
“Not to be missed,” CD Review said “An hour’s delightful listening,” and BBC
Music Magazine added “Cannot fail to delight.” His concert in Deerfield allows
area music lovers to hear several of these ensemble pieces live.
will give an informative pre concert talk at 6:40 pm, and a reception to meet
the artists at Deerfield Academy’s Caswell Library will follow the concert. The
concert is sponsored by Deerfield Academy and is partially funded by the MCC’s
Local Cultural Councils throughout the Pioneer Valley including Greenfield,
Hadley, Longmeadow, Pelham, Whately, and Williamsburg. .
tickets may be ordered by calling Arcadia Players at (413) 256-4888 or on the
web at www.arcadiaplayers.org. Advance ticket prices are $22 general, $40
reserve seating, and $10 for students. Tickets purchased at the door are $25
general, $45 reserved.
Arcadia Players may be reached at (413) 256-4888
or by e-mailing email@example.com .
EJ Barnes at
GCC Starting 3
May and running through 30 June
Serious Business: An Exhibit of Editorial Cartoon Art Created
for The Recorder
Since March 2005, the editorial page of The Recorder,
Greenfield's daily newspaper, has featured the cartoons of E. J. Barnes.
Starting 3 May and running through 30 June, these and several others of her
topical cartoons will be on display at Greenfield Community College's Downtown
Center, 270 Main Street, Greenfield.
The Downtown Center building's open
hours in May are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. In June, Friday hours end at noon. The building is closed on Saturday
Directions are on the GCC website at
AT VALLEY FREE RADIO Is
TheAmy&MoRadioShow out of range? No problem.
VFR is now
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.
Run, Commercial Free Radio for the Northampton Listening Area
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
Vernon-Jones during the
newly expanded Amherst ArtsWalk May 4, 5-7PM
a recent graduate from Wellesley, produced this wonderful
project of "(Double) Portraits".
The images are of people in and out of
their work and home situations who he then invites to his studio for a formal
portrait in front of a white backdrop. Sometimes he'll do these second portraits
on the street with his traveling white backdrop if he's unsuccessful in
coordinating a studio photoshoot.
The result of his work is an insightful
look at our we perceive people in and out of their work or play environment.
Artist Reception: Amherst Town Hall, May 4, 5- 7PM during the newly
expanded Amherst ArtsWalk.
Calls for Submissions - arranged hopefully
JUNE 10 - The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for a July
The exhibition will be juried by slides or CDs of
works on paper, including photographs. Up to three submissions per artist will
Submissions must include slides/CDs, a completed version of
this application form, a check for the $20 made out to the Northampton Center
for the Arts and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of materials.
Please label slides/CDs with name of artist, materials, dimensions of artwork;
no 3-D works will be accepted.
The submission packet should be mailed or
delivered in person to the Center, 17 New South Street, third floor,
Northampton, MA 01060 by June 10, 2006; notification will be sent by June 20,
2006. The Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
application form is attached or available at
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!).
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.
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.
more information, visit our website at www.northamptonartscouncil.org, email us
at email@example.com or call Sondra Peron at (413) 587-1269.
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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: email@example.com OR send
SASE to: SlowArt Productions, Box 503, Phoenicia NY
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
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.
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