|"I went to
Arts Night Out...I had not eaten."
headline that only makes sense if you read the whole email.
I went looking for an
image of a yellow hawaiian shirt to add to the images above as a nod to Silas
Kopf who is having an event (see below) and who wears hawaiian shirts nearly
every day. And I found these *stunning*
hawaiian shirt clocks on bidville.com and the site counter showed that I was
visitor 0000. They couldn't be any cooler even if they were combination clocks
and salt and pepper shakers!
Anyway I had a tour of Silas' shop years ago
and it is something to see. It's a pretty nice gesture that he is opening his
shop and sharing his Steinway with us before it goes off forever into some
museum or lavish mansion (actually I traded my Bidet for it so it is going into
my (s)lavish mansion-studio) as well as its place in history.
first article below is for an event which is also really special. Jane Lohmann
teaches kids at the Florence Learning Center whose mission is "Survival through
the arts" and which provides an important service. The kids at the center had
the idea to initiate a call to artists & use the lobby as a mini gallery for
the night of the show and I think we should help the kids acheive this.
am going to bring a piece and I hope others will do the same. The specifics are
all in the article below and Jane has provided her email address and phone
number and is happy to answer any questions and happier still to have artists
RSVP with an offer to bring a painting or print or drawing or sculpture over for
the evening. And again, this is NOT another call to donate work. It can be to
show or sell and if it does sell the artist can keep the proceeds.
closing--Zea Mays has the best food for receptions. Check out the fabulous art
too at ZM at Arts Night Out (more info below). And tune in Wednesdays for the
Amy&MORadioShow at 8 am on 103.3. We do an in-depth food report after
each night out.
art with the world for one special night BENEFIT FOR
THE FLORENCE LEARNING CENTER - Silk Voices: Survival Through the Arts
NOT yet another call to donate art. This is a call to show your art in the lobby
of the benefit and maybe sell it and keep THE FULL SALE AMOUNT.
agreed to bring the bidet to show before it goes to Provincetown the next
morning and I am hoping it will have some company from some of my fellow
artists. Hinting... It is a very worthy event and sounds like a really fun one
Original article follows:
May 19th, 7-9pm
Northampton 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
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
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
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.
Jane Lohman: we're hoping to pack the house. Our students thought it
would be cool to have visual arts in the lobby for people arriving early and
during the intermission. I know the notice is short, but the space is small. The
artists would not have to donate anything that they make (if they sell a piece)
to the Survival Center (unless they wanted to, of course), but they could just
have the chance to show and spruce up our engagement at the same time.
May 19, 7-9 p.m. at NHS Arts Showcase event (Silk Voices is the title).
Invitation to artists to show work in lobby setting for what we hope will be a
packed house of arts enthusiasts.
The only restriction (per the
principal) is that it's a "family event". 3d is great (bring your own pedestal
if one is needed), and drop-off around 4-ish/ pick up around 9:30 p.m. that
night would be good. We'll be there having an "after party" that artists are
welcome to join -- nothing fancy...very basic. (pizza, cookies, etc.)
for setting the lead over there.
My contact info is:
OUT - New Show at Zea Mays & More Reception
Friday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.
at Zea Mays Printmaking presents:
Reflections: Collagraphs by Diane
Kazar Worth and Relief Prints Invitational
April 21 - May 31,
2006 OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, May 12, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Zea Mays Printmaking is pleased to host two new exhibits of relief prints -
Reflections: Collagraphs by Diane Kazar Worth and Relief Prints Invitational:
woodcuts and reduction linocuts by Wendy Ketchum, Ruth Ginsberg-Place, Bobette
McCarthy, and Susan Jaworski-Stranc.
The gallery is located at 221 Pine
Street, on the third floor of the Arts and Industry Building in Florence, MA.
The phone number is 413.584.1783. Exhibit hours are: Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday: 12 - 5, Wednesday: 12 - 8, the first and third Saturdays and Sundays of
the month: 12 - 5, and by appointment.
Diane Kazar Worth's current
work consists of relief collagraphs printed on silk as well as on paper. Her
imagery is restrained, simple, and abstract and the long narrow shapes reflect a
Japanese influence in format as well as in style. These images are meant to
allow the viewer a quiet space for reflection, remaining open enough for various
thoughts to emerge.
In a concurrent exhibit in the gallery, Ruth
Ginsberg- Place and Bobette McCarthy show recent woodcuts, alongside reduction
linocuts by Susan Jaworski- Stranc and mixed media relief prints by Wendy
ARTS NIGHT OUT--
The portfolios of this year’s Northampton High School
honors arts students will be on display in the galleries at The Northampton
Center for The Arts from May 5-25. The exhibit, curated by the high school's
art teachersLisa Leary, Martha McCormick and Lindsay Fogg-Willits will
offer the creative works of more than a dozen talented high school artists.
A companion exhibition of the work of the high school's students in other
art classes will be on display during May at the A.P.E. Gallery, third floor,
Thorne’s Marketplace, 150 Main Street, Northampton. (Both exhibitions will
be on view at Northampton's Arts Night Out, Friday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.)
Also at the NCA-
Earthforce Music presents a recipe for a
great evening on Friday, May 12, starting at 8 p.m. Put DJ Theory together
with three bands—Soullution, Alchemystics and mystafine— some vegetarian food
and a whole ballroom for dancing and you’ve got a good time. That will be $10 at
the door, please. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
House/Meet The Walden Piano Event Saturday May
13 & Sunday May 14 at The Old Firehouse in easthampton
piano (upside down) and the shop with arrow indicating main
A special invitation from the famous Silas Kopf,
Wood Marquetry Master. Silas has a beautiful shop in the old firehouse in
Easthampton and does such beautiful work. This event is an opportunity to see
both the work and the shop and meet the master himself, a very endearing and
Friends, The Walden
Woods Piano is almost complete and will soon be going back to the Steinway
factory. Before it goes, we are going to have an open house at the workshop.
(and the case will be right side up....) The piano is going to be sold as a fund
raiser for the Thoreau Institute in Concord, Mass. There will be an auction that
will start on-line next October. The final aspect of the auction is going to be
an event at Steinway Hall in Manhattan at the end of November or early December.
There is also talk of doing a concert, but that is sketchy right now.
used only native New England woods, many of them culled from limb-falls in the
area around Walden Pond. There is a Thoreau quote inlaid around the top of the
rim and below are a set of plaques that depict trees and shrubs Thoreau wrote
The quote on the piano is the first sentence. "I went to the
woods.......I had not lived."
Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 5
Sunday, May 14 from 2 to 5 PM
Place: 84 Union Street in Easthampton
(the old fire house)
Please join us,
Silas Kopf 527 0284
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.
Entries at Valley Photo center Deadline
Saturday, May 13
<--Last year's Best of Show winner, "Self-Portrait by
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.
Unnecessary Research - be there or be square! At Sussex
University on 24th May
Dumitriu - UK:
Just in case you haven't heard about my crazy event at
Sussex University on 24th May have a look at the website www.unnecessaryresearch.org
We'll have loads of art and science and performance with some of the top
practicioners in their fields.
Maybe come along to our panel discussion
and ask yourself "Unnecessary research - what's the point?" Already loads of
argumentative people have booked to come, so it should be a laugh!
Artists include me, Anna Dumitriu (doing Bacteriology/Art PHD at
Brighton Uni), Rachel Cohen (who has recently finished a project with The Centre
for Neuroscience and Robotics at Sussex Uni), Ollie Glass (doing Artificial
Intelligence/Music Research at Sussex Uni), Luciana Hail (researching
neurofeedback), Jon Gilhooley (doing a Magic/Art PHD at University of Kent),
Richard Robinson (writer of "Why does the toast always land butter side down)
and Matthew Waldman (lecturer at Parsons School New York) and fellow Catalyst
member Theresa Sundt who's studying the effects of different colour frequency.
So it should be cool, eh!
Hope you can make it,
to Perform Mozart on Mother's Day 7:30 pm on
Sunday, May 14 at the First Church of Deerfield
Watson, Organist and Arcadia Players’ Director, to Perform Mozart on Mother’s
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
Pictures, Serious Business: An Exhibit of Editorial Cartoon Art Created for The
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
Workshops in May
Wednesdays in May 4-6 p.m.
May 10th The Art of
May 17th The Treasure Within
May 24th Dream Collage
May 31st Soul Journal
$25 each session, all materials
included. just bring your soul and your favorite slippers... fragrance-free
gatherings in the heart of Holyoke's blossoming canal district. Offered by
multi-media artist, Gineen Cooper. read more at www.womenarts.org
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, and for directions & descriptions.
Radio Fundraising Week Tune in and
Saturday May 22nd -
Friday May 26 is our first on-air fund drive. We'll be doing live pitching,
and taking credit card donations over the phone. Please try to listen and help
us stay on the air.
Donations can also be mailed to:
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01060
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.
Community 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
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 email@example.com. 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
Smith's Movie Picks Always
get these fabulous movie picks from my friend Dwight Smith who lives in Montreal
)and is working on a novel entitled, "Nobody"), so I thought I'd share them with
everyone rather than just whoever I run into in the days after I watch them.
Because they are always great.
My favourite movie
of the week so far:
"Nine Lives.", written and directed by
Rodrigo Garcia. These incredibly sharp and poignant vignettes, singular moments
of existence, not a single excessive breath. My favourite of the nine is Diana
with Robin Wright Penn who as an actress can take you places with her eyes or a
hand movement that you never imagined possible.
Girl in the Cafe
SPACE For all the
poets on this list - Please send poetry
that we have a lot of poets on this list now. And a few of you were going to
send me poetry for this space but seem to have missed this week's deadline. So I
put a poem in here to get the poetry thing started.
This is a poem I
submitted to the Florence Poets Society for a Collection coming out soon. It was
written almost exactly 23 years ago by my late brother Matt.
is welcome. Please send as plain text. accompanying images encouraged.
among the pages
and a graffiti covered column
Listening to the
I'm bored, feel tired and solemn
Staring down the alley
white labels facing outward
Squinting with my closing eyes
And voices to
The bricks are coalescing
Different shades go out and
And to the left, a porthole
The red lights on a track
In the sky
I mean it's quite a shock
There glows the backlit dial
stagnant, hopeless clock
People enter, people leave
But always slightly
People stand and people lie
It's not our shortcoming
my reflection as
I peer right through the glass
Try to keep my mind off
Which tomorrow hope to pass
For last week it all started
slowed to a halt
Now it's crawling even slower
But hell, it's my own
So I must conclude this note
And feelings I have for this
soon the summer will be here
The time which I most miss.
(MATTHEW RINGEY, June 19, 1962 - March 24, 1985)
ARTISTS/ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES Various
Calls for Submissions - arranged hopefully
NEW-->The Boston Arts Festival will take place on September 9th
and 10th in the scenic Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park along Boston Harbor
between the North End and Long Wharf. A call to Visual and Performing Artists to
participate in the festival has been issued by the Mayor’s Office of Arts,
Tourism and Special Events. Participation will be based on a juried selection
process. Applications are available at www.cityofboston.gov/arts/artsfestival.asp
or by calling Michelle Baxter at (617) 635-3245.
DUE JUNE 10 - The Northampton Center
for the Arts is seeking submissions for a July 2006 exhibition.
exhibition will be juried by slides or CDs of works on paper, including
photographs. Up to three submissions per artist will be accepted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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