| A DAY
LATE AND A DOLLOP SHORT
mo, Due to internet
problems yesterday (no bandwidth, no newsletter) and
last night, this newsletter is a day late and perhaps
a dollop short. So this is full of unfinished stuff
and likely full of mistakes. But then this morning
a bunch of new stuff came in so it was a fortuitous
Yet, because I feel responsible for the late arrival,
I feel compelled to give you a very precious thing;
Nirvana's, "Smells like team spirit" as performed
by the Ukelele
Orchestra Of Great Britain. This is a truly special
piece of work. If I can figure out how to make it
into an MP3 I'll play it on the radio show next Wednesday.
Happy Memorial Day. Safety in grilling at all times.
For all you
Geminis , happy birthday! Here's Your Rob
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): "Do you want to sell
sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want
to change the world?" That's the question asked by
Marc Hedlund in the intro to his "Proverbs
for Entrepreneurs". Since you're experiencing
new opportunities to bring more of the entrepreneurial
spirit into your life and work, I hought I'd offer
you a few of his suggestions. (1) Pay attention to
any idea that won't leave you alone. (2) Give people
what they really need, not necessarily what they say
they need. (3) If you keep your brilliant ideas secret
for fear they'll be stolen, people will hide their
brilliant ideas from you. (4) Great things are made
by people who share a passion, not by partners who
have been talked into it.
Workshop designed for previous workshop artists to explore
individual projects, or new artists to be guided through a
structured study of representational painting techniques including
drawing principles for rendering form and atmosphere, color
mixing in oil, evaluating color temperature, glazing techniques,
and studying the intricacies of reflected light.
The mediums of drawing (pencil & charcoal), oil painting
and dry pastel will be the only materials used in this workshop.
The drawing and oil painting materials list for the workshop
will be provided upon registration. Early registration is
suggested as class size is limited. The session fee of $360
is due by June 1.
Tuesdays: June 6 – August 1, 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: June 7 – August 2, 15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Thursday nights: June 15 –August 3, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
There are no makeup classes. Each artist will be provided
with a list of participants’ names and phone numbers in all
three workshops. If you are unable to attend one or more of
the classes, this list will help you to arrange a trade or
transfer of your space with other participants.
Classes are held at the Paragon Arts and Industries Building
at 150 Pleasant St. in Easthampton Second Floor Room 232/234
SPRING OPEN STUDIOS
2 0 0 6
S P R I N G S A L E
Friday June 3rd • 10 - 5
Saturday June 4th • 12 - 5
Boss / Brown
Denise Herzog Ceramics
Latimer Glass Studio
Christopher Lenaerts Fine Woodworking
Levy / LaRocque
Piper Glass Studio
YOUR WORK AT DOWNTOWN SOUNDS
Pleasant St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St.
nice offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown Sounds
who generously would like to have artists display their
work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant St., Northampton,
next to the Pleasant St. Theater)
The window is quite large, and has three panels, each
one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It is exposed
to intense sunlight in the morning; the heat of the
sun plus the narrowness of the window make it inappropriate
to display most musical instruments.
However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork since
it's only exposed for a month to six weeks. I normally
pay $150 to the artist who installs the window, and
work out a consignment agreement for the store to take
a percentage of the price if the art is for sale and
we manage to sell some of it.
The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a wall
at the back of the window that's about three feet high,
or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the ceiling.
It's great when the art can have a musical theme, but
it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible commercial
location, the work should have a mainstream appeal and
not have themes which could be offensive. Small pieces
don't work well since the window is so large.
If one of your readers is interested in displaying in
this context, please have them contact me via email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.
TOM MORTON ART
, Seasonings and Other Collages"
By Tom Morton
An art exhibit at Amherst Town Hall
June 1-August 31, 2006
Reception: First Thursday Arts Walk,
June 1, 5:00-7:30 P.M.
Collages of materials found in the woods, the beach, the
kitchen and the wide world
The Amherst Public Art Commission
Visiting Arts Program
5th Annual Competition
& DOROTHY OSTERMAN, Friday May 26, 6-8 PM
At the Shelburne
Falls Arts Cooperative
Charlie Hertan, color photographs.
Shelburne Arts Cooperative, 26 Bridge St., Shelburne
Opening Reception: Fri. 5/26/06, 6-8 PM
Spring/Summer Workshop Series for Artists @ GCC
the Arts & Culture
the Arts & Culture
Spring/Summer Workshop Series for Artists
Business topics for artists of all mediums, and specific topics
for writers. Please help us reach artists by forwarding this
announcement. All workshops held at GCC Downtown Center.
All workshops prices are underwritten with funding from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Introductory Business Planning for Artists
For those who wish to explore the process of business planning
as it relates to artists, this is the necessary first step.
Materials will be provided.
Workshop Code: CSW 671
Date: May 30, 6-9 p.m.
Recordkeeping for Artists
This workshop is designed to dispel anxiety and demystify
the basics of bookkeeping and taxes for artists.
Workshop Code: CSW 672
Date: June 15, 6-9 p.m.
The Care and Feeding of your Creative Voice: A Class in
Generate creative energy and develop techniques for allowing
all aspects of your life to feed your writing-even when you
are blocked, struggling for time to write, or feeling uninspired.
Workshop Code: CSW 198
Date: Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Making It Happen: From Block to Book
Instructor: Jessamyn Johnston Smyth
You've got the writing rolling - what happens now?
Few programs or classes teach the basic skills every writer
needs to get a book into the world. This workshop will.
Workshop Code: CSW 673
Dates: Tu, June 20 & 27, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
To Register: Call 413.775.1803, M-F, 9-4:30 p.m., 24/7
registration with VISA, MasterCard, Discover. 413.774.7690
For more information call: Bob: 413.775.1606 or Amy: 413.774.7204
Fostering the Arts & Culture Project is a collaboration
of six area organizations to respond to the needs of the artist
community - Greenfield Community College (GCC), Franklin County
Community Development Corporation (FCCDC), Franklin County
Chamber of Commerce (FCCCC), Shelburne Falls Area Business
Association (SFABA), MassCountryRoads project (MCRP), and
the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board. The partnership
is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Assistant Dean for Community Education
Greenfield Community College
AT THE BURNETT GALLERY IN THE JONES LIBRARY, AMHERST
EXHIBITION AT THE BURNETT GALLERY IN THE JONES LIBRARY, AMHERST
Lois Jewel Barber and Bernice Massé Rosenthal
present “Act II, Scene I”, a showing of their art at
the Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library at 43 Amity Street
in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Their drawings, collages, watercolors, wood assemblages (pictured)
and photography will be on view from June 1 through June
30 during regular library hours. Call (413) 256-4094.
Lois received a BA degree in Fine arts in 1969 from Indiana
University. Bernice graduated from the School of the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston, including a fifth-year– graduate program
in 1972. Following Act I, there was a long intermission in
which each pursued different creative endeavors. They were
wives and mothers and immersed themselves in other careers,
Lois as an environmental activist and Bernice as a paper conservator.
They are at last returning to their love of making art.
“Act II, Scene I opens with a reception to be held from
5-8 pm on Thursday, June 1 as part of the Amherst Gallery
Another reception will be on Saturday, June 3, from 2-4
pm. The public is invited.
& LYDIA NETTLER AT THE NCA
June 9 from 5-7pm.
Diamond and Lydia Nettler will present two installations in
their show, "Imperatives", opening at the Center for the Arts
on June 2 and running through June 29.
An opening reception will be held on June 9 from 5-7pm.
Harriet Diamond’s mini- installation, No War! features
the Northampton Peace vigil and scenes of marching and protest
in NYC and DC in painted relief and sculpture.
Lydia Nettler’s installation, Break Away uses large
charcoal drawings and sculpture to surround the viewer in
a psychological environment based on Northampton’s natural
The Center for the Arts is located at 17 New South St. on
the third floor of Sullivan square in Northampton. Gallery
hours are on Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4pm and
on Saturday from noon to 4pm. For more information call 413-594-7327
AT THE NCA
Inés Arrubla Productions offers Las Chicas in “Flamenco
Afición,” a live performance of Flamenco music and dance
Saturday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at the Center. Arrubla will present
a colorful and passionate Flamenco dance program involving
30 amateur dancers of all ages, together with four musicians,
who will take the audience on a journey through all the emotions
expressed by one of the most powerful and sensual dances of
The musicians will include guitarists Titus Neijens and José
Ortiz, percussionist Simon Moushabeck on cajón, and Jo Sallins
on bass. Arrubla was trained in Flamenco in Spain, and later
performed in Amsterdam and Europe. Since coming to the United
States in 1998, she has established the Inés Arrubla Flamenco
Dance Theater, and created five major theater-dance productions.
Her performances and choreography have garnered acclaim at
theaters and festivals with audiences and the press, and have
earned her a reputation as one of the nation’s premier Flamenco
performers. Entrance is free; however, a donation of $5 is
suggested. Arrubla teaches Flamenco at the Center. For information
check our Web site.
Oriental Caravan IV returns to the Center For the
Arts, Sunday, June 11, at 2:15 p.m. Produced by Joanne Tebaldi
and Whitney Suter, the program will showcase students of
Shifah of Western MA, Mellea of Dancing Dragon Studios,
Kismet of Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School and
Sharon Arslanian of Greenfield Community College.
In addition to a the belly dancing, there will be an intermission
featuring a raffle and public dancing. For tickets, call
Joanne 413. 253.5462.
June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. - ADVANCE TIX NEEDED
Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:30 P.M.
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
For information on "Possible Side Effects" and Augusten Burroughs,
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.
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 and Sunday.
Directions are on the GCC
Wednesdays in May 4-6 p.m.
May 10th The Art of Eating
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
email email@example.com to sign up, and for directions
Radio Fundraising Week
Tune in and
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
Donations can also be mailed to:
60 MASONIC STREET
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
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: email@example.com
decided with a decided twist
MirrorMask centers on Helena, a 15 year old girl in a family of
circus entertainers, who often wishes she could run off and
join real life.
After a fight with her parents about her future plans, her
mother falls quite ill and Helena is convinced that it is
all her fault. On the eve of her mother's major surgery, she
dreams that she is in a strange world with two opposing queens,
bizarre creatures, and masked inhabitants.
All is not well in this new world - the white queen has fallen
ill and can only be restored by the MirrorMask, and it's up
to Helena to find it. But as her adventures continue, she
begins to wonder whether she's in a dream, or something far
Girl in the Cafe
For all the
poets on this list - Please send poetry
in the current issue, Volume 13, of The Berkshire
Published in the current issue, Volume 13, of The
Late Sunday night in my studio
with Billie Holiday's Body and Soul
drifting in from somewhere down the hall
and a steady rain streaming
down this wide face of windows,
I rise from brief sheets,
your head still imprinted
on the pillow,
my hands musky-sweet,
and write across a wall
with a stump of charcoal,
the no-light of a rainy night
slicking each pane of glass
wet, black licorice.
Memory burns like candles,
the weak light of your quick visit
flooding this series of drawings
of the primordial elements
earth, fire, air, water, space
pinned to the long walls
drawn too close
I refuse shoes.
charcoal is all I know,
the sooty love on my fingertips
blending black into a drawing,
the words "Body of Earth"
scribbled along its left side,
my finger probing like sex,
working the silky dust
into the soft skin of paper,
there is salvation in this
while God sits silent
in the air outside
looking in like rain,
for Submissions - arranged hopefully
NEW!Due June 10--
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
WORKS ON PAPER
The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking submissions
for a July 2006 exhibition.
The exhibition will be juried by slides or CDs of works on
paper, including photographs. Up to three submissions per
artist will be accepted. Slides/CDs, check and application
form 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 sent by June 20, 2006.
The Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Submission must include a check for the $20 application fee
made out to the Northampton Center for the Arts and a stamped,
self-addressed envelope for return of materials. Slides/CDs
must be labeled with name of artist, materials, dimensions
of artwork; no 3-D works will be accepted. To download an
application form: http://www.nohoarts.org/thegalleries.htm
DUE JUNE 10 - The Northampton Center for the Arts is seeking
submissions for a July 2006 exhibition.
The 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
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 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.
ABOUT THE CALLS FOR ARTISTS ENTRIES: I have paid subscriptions
to these lists and simply cut 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.
LINKS TO FRIENDS
OF THE NEWSLETTER AND PEOPLE I LOVE
Send me your
link. Active subscribers and fab people need apply.
section has been a really nice surprise. The stats show that
everyone is looking at everyone else's art in high numbers.
And then (and there's always an "and then"), when I post the
newsletter on my site every week the links repeat and as a
result everyone has multiple links pointing to their site
which means they get a higher search rank return.
Scanlon's Peacribbon Project
by Jon Whitney
woodworking art by Peter Dellert
by Jim Doubleday
Canal Gallery Building (my new studio as of May)
Northampton center for the Arts
Art of Dean Nimmer
Mays Printmaking Studio
The Massachusetts Review
Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
Art Farm Project UK
college ruled art
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
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