I am trying on a new name for the newsletter submitted by
the sweet and fabulous Susan Wiggin. I kind of
like the idea of this being a better living newsletter!
Art is better living. Yes?
BREAKING NEWS! Our Hilary Price, The genius behind,
"Rhymes with Orange", is in production on a strip
version of "The
Da Shieki Code". It is not certain at this time if she
will keep the original cast or replace
Jamoka and Billy with other actors. I will post the running
date when I have it so everyone can flock to
The above strip ran April 14, 2004, a very big day in Jamoka's
life. He was so proud of having written a book
and a nervous wreck about the signing but he managed to
remain calm and all his pals came as he was
immortalized on the famous, "Rhymes
With Orange" stage!
P.S. You can buy a postcard of this particular strip at
The Cup and Top Cafe in Florence and certainly you
be there anyway Friday night to see the most mostest
Mary Witt and her band play from 5:30 - 8:00. (Details
And the "Summer Soulstice" title is a nod to tomorrow and
also a nod to my brother Matt who would have been
44 years old yesterday and refers to the last lines of a
poem he wrote in 1985 which read, "change your mind,
don't stand in line, put soul back on your face". For
better living for all.
And one last P. P. S. I posted pics of a
giant rainbow over the canal tonight because just looking
at them means
you get a wish and also because Kelsey has given us this
great venue to post things and we should all use it to
share our events and etc.
EXHIBIT AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, June 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
germination - New Work by Liz Chalfin and Alison Williams
June 20 - July 21, 2006
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, June 30, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking is pleased to host the
exhibit, germination - New Work by Liz Chalfin and Alison
The gallery is located at 221 Pine Street, on the third
floor of the
Arts and Industry Building in Florence, MA. Please call
for summer hours - 413.584.1783.
In this joint exhibit, both Liz Chalfin and Alison Williams
photopolymer printmaking to incorporate elements of drawing,
photography and found materials into layered monoprints.
Chalfin explores many ways that humanity is involved in
the act of
creation / destruction in a new series of prints. Chalfin
human beings we are all creators in one sense or another
- we make
objects, relationships, experiences. And at this point in
we also make life in a way never achieved before. Humanity
involved in the physical, spiritual and metaphysical act
of creation - we
are the architects of our own evolution. These prints strive
to give a
sense of the beauty, fragility and potential inherent in
our current state of creative power.” She explores these
issues in her
work through the use of symbolism. Against a backdrop of
cellular matter, which reads like text across the skin-like
are juxtaposed images of tulips and human organs. The tulip
becomes the potent symbol for both the lengths we go to
create an ideal, and the currency that such an endeavor
generates. The human organs dangle or float. They are beautiful
in their own right, and visually so connected to the plant
and mineral world, yet out of context they serve no purpose
become disconnected artifacts.
Williams tries to translate her political and social ideas
as well as convey her love and concern for the environment
her work. The images she uses are collected from books,
poems, drawings, photographs, nature and textiles as well
letters and writings that she has found. She enjoys taking
old and disused objects and redefining them, making them
on a new life, changing them to relate in new ways with
other objects. Williams’ work is about interpretation and
about relationships between old to new, between objects,
colors and textures as well as between herself and the viewer.
by landscapes large and small, her latest work focuses on
growth, memory and uses plant imagery to create layered
The prints are at times presented as they came from the
press and at other times transformed, enlarged or reduced
means, then printed onto paper or fabric.
Alison Williams is an artist specializing in Drawing, Painting,
Printmaking and Photography. A native of New Zealand, she
Drawing and Painting Degree from Edinburgh College of Art,
Liz Chalfin is visual artist and art educator. She is founder
and director and resident artist of Zea Mays Printmaking
Massachusetts. Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio/workshop
dedicated to research, education and collaborations in safer
non-toxic printmaking. Chalfin teaches workshops at Zea
Mays and on the road at colleges and art centers regionally.
also adjunct faculty in Lesley University’s Creative Arts
in Learning graduate program. She exhibits her prints, drawings
artist’s books nationally in solo and group exhibitions.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Smith College
of Art and Mortimer Rare Book Room, the DeCordova Museum
and the Boston Public Library. Chalfin has had solo exhibitions
at the University of Maine, Augusta and the Wisteriahurst
You are invited to the Summer Solstice Open Showing of IDEA
June 22, Thursday, 7:30 pm
You are invited to the Summer Solstice Open Showing of IDEA:
June 22, Thursday, 7:30 pm $5 donation A.P.E. 3rd Floor,
Thornes' Market, 150 Main St.,
Hosted by Mary Ramsay and Christie Svane
An opportunity to perform something that you are working on
– in any medium – for an
audience of witnesses. We are interested in creating a supportive
context for showing
work that is coming into form and to which both performer
and audience bring their
imaginations. We ask that you attend an I.D.E.A. as audience
member before signing
up to show a piece.
We gather around the Equinoxes and Solstices, for an evening
of four 10-minute (max)
pieces, followed by 3 - 5 minutes of writing time by the audience.
After all pieces have been
shown, we gather in a circle to share our writings, piece
by piece. In this way, we weave
together our collective experience and complete the exchange
between performer and
These writings are then published in I.D.E.A.LOG, available
for $3 at the next I.D.E.A.,
by mail from Mary, or at Broadside Books, Main St., Noho.
For more info: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The spontaneous writings from the Spring IDEA are up on Christie's
CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD
Including our Peter Dellert of Holyoke
Friday, June 23 marks the start of the 27th annual
outdoor exhibition Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
with an opening reception from 5:30 - 7:30. Admission $10.
There will be private dinners immediately after the opening
reservations. The guest curator of this year's exhibition
Sharon Bates, visual artist, and curator and founding Director
Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program. Bates
rotating exhibitions, site-specific sculpture projects, and
museum exhibitions that showcase regional artists and cultural
institutions in the Albany International Airport Gallery and
throughout the terminal.
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood is on view through
Columbus Day. Walking tours of the exhibit on Fridays at 1:00
beginning June 30 and running through August.
May 22-October 15, 2006, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Six Guided Tours
throughout the day: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Early closing at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006
Artist work included in this years exhibition: William R. Bergman,
Paige Bradley, Rick Brown, Ben Butler, Peter
Dellert, Anthony H. Garner, Richard Garrison, Alexander
Graham, Lucy Hodgson, Gwendolyn Holbrow, Ann Jon, Paul Katz,
R. Elliott Katz, Jim Lewis, Paul Mauren, Lillian Mulero,
Amy Podmore, Michael Rivera, John Ruppert, Stacy Latt Savage,
Leon Smith, Eric Stein, Gampo Wickenheiser.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION
The City of Pittsfield's annual Artscape outdoor public art
NEW THIS WEEK:
Call for Artists: Outdoor Public Art Exhibition
The City of Pittsfield's annual Artscape outdoor public art
exhibition program invites outdoor sculptors and public art
creators to submit work for consideration for the 2006-07
Artscape exhibition in downtown Pittsfield. Pittsfield is
the geographic and population center of the culturally-rich
Berkshires of western Massachusetts, where over two million
visitors come each year. A $500 honorarium is provided to
artists whose work is selected for display.
Application deadline is August 1, so don't delay, click
below for complete guidelines!
here for guidelines on applying for the juried Artscape 2006-07
June 2 - June 29
The Hosmer Gallery at the Forbes Library, Northampton Massahusetts,
will present Shopkeepers, by Northampton
photographer Stan Sherer, from June 2 through June 29.
STAN SHERER AT THE HOSMER GALLERY AT FORBES
The show, consisting of 48 photographic works on paper, explores
the world of the shopkeeper and shopkeepers around the world.
Sherer has photographed small shops and their proprietors
for more than 40 years in France, China, Israel, Mali, Ghana,
Burkina Faso, the Philippines, Albania, Hungary, as well as
in the United States. Included in the exhibition will be several
Northampton shops that he frequents regularly.
Sherer describes the portraits in Shopkeepers as candid moments.
“Although in practice shopkeepers are often in contact with
customers or others who work in the store, I see them as centers
of the self-contained universe of their daily work. Through
this exhibition, I want the viewer to have a subjective experience
of not only that of the small shop but to be in the shop and
absorb its atmosphere.” Sherer’s work is in the tradition
of street photography. “The shopkeepers, as part of the milieu
that constitutes life on the sidewalks, became a primary recurring
theme in my work. Preparing this exhibition has provided me
with an opportunity to formalize this on-going interest and
bring this work together for the first time.”
Sherer was a Fulbright scholar in Albania in 1994 and has
worked for news organizations such as the Associated Press
and Time Magazine. He is the author of four books, including
Long Life to Your Children: a Portrait of High Albania and
Founding Farms. He retired in 2003 after eighteen years as
news photographer for the University of Massachusetts and
has just completed the MFA printmaking program at UMass. “My
work in printmaking has enriched and broadened the way I print
my images. I am now handcoating printmaking and watercolor
papers with an ink receiving-layer for digital printing. This
process produces prints with a richness and depth I could
not achieve in the standard digital process. In addition,
the handcoating technique imbues a handmade look.”
Descriptive passages from literature are included in the exhibition.
Sherer’s selections from short stories and novels evoke the
shopkeepers’ inner world as well as the physical surroundings
of the shopkeeper.
Gallery hours are:
Fri & Sat: 9-5
INSPIRED ART FAIR, LONDON, UK
"Call for Artists: One Last Chance to Submit"
"Call for Artists: One Last Chance to Submit"
2006-06-19 until 2006-09-19
Inspired Art Fair
London, , UK United Kingdom
Haven't submitted to Inspired Art Fair 2006 yet? Well here's
one last chance as we are opening an extra submission period
from 19 June -18 September 2006. With the Whitechapel
as our chosen charity for this our fourth annual fair, Inspired
Art Fair 2006 will be taking place in the magnificent Christchurch,
opposite Spitalfields Market E1, from 8 - 12 November. The
Inspired Art Fair (IAF) is a launch pad for emerging independent
contemporary artists. Our selection committee changes with
each display to ensure that IAF reflects the most innovative
talents in the visual art world. For 2006 our committee is
Susan Brades (Ex Director Hayward Gallery), Kirsten Dunne
(Arts Council) and Jo George (Managing Director IAF).
The IAF has showcased over 180 emerging contemporary photographers,
painters, sculptors, drawers and digital artists from all
over the world. To review our artists have a look on http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=uafogwbab.0.ba6ylwbab.jrfsprbab.164&ts=S0187&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inspiredartfair.com
Here's what artist Ben Mosley has to say about last year's
"I have excelled this year due to being included in IAF 05.
I have had a commission, and a solo exhibition at Gallery
93 in London, which was televised on MTV's Base, on Trevor
Nelson's show 'The Lick'. They also interviewed me as well!!
An agent has shown a lot of interest in my work, which looks
to be very promising. I can't thank you enough for accepting
me because without that chance this would never have happened
For details on why and how to apply go to:-
THE O-TONES AT THE CUP AND TOP CAFE IN FLORENCE
Friday, June 23, 5:30-8:00 PM
Friday June 23 , The Duo of Mary Witt (vocals and bass)
and Zack Danziger (vocals and jazz guitar) of The O-Tones
in Florence, MA will perform at The Cup and Top Café, 1
North Main St. Suite 2, 413-585-0445.
Dinner music from 5:30-8 pm. Great food including soups, salads,
sandwiches, coffee, tea, and desserts!
It's a family affair (if you want it to be).
HARRIET DIAMOND & LYDIA NETTLER AT THE NCA
Opening reception June 9 from 5-7pm.
Harriet 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
CALL FOR PUBLIC ART - TURNERS FALLS
July 12th deadline for proposal submissions
The Turners Falls RiverCulture Project is seeking 3 qualified
artists to create non permanent works of public art that
will serve both decorative and informational functions in
locations in the heart of downtown Turners Falls.
In order to obtain artistic diversity, submissions are limited
to one piece per artist. Geared toward pedestrians, they
should create visual interest and provide a display place
for project information about local history and culture
(approx 1 sq ft), a map (approx 4-5 sq ft) and a space to
accommodate printed fliers and public event postings (approx
Possible themes can include, but are not limited to, the
natural environment of the Connecticut River watershed,
New England mill town architecture, industry along the hydropower
canal, or Western Massachusetts Native American presence.
Sculptures must withstand severe outdoor weather with wind,
cold and hot temperatures for up to three years and should
be low maintenance and durable. Site locations present a
wide variety of viewer options, from people walking and
shopping, to theater, art and restaurant patrons to those
living, working, recreating and visiting in Turners Falls.
Site locations include the ‘common’ at Peskeomskut Park,
the main intersection at the corner of Avenue A and Third
Street, and the canalside bike path near Unity Park.
Please visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=uafogwbab.0.wtfagwbab.jrfsprbab.164&ts=S0187&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.turnersfallsriverculture.blogspot.com
for site pictures and a complete description and history
of Turners Falls.
Three pieces will be chosen. The budget for each commission
will be $3,300, ($1,000 for artist’s fee and $2,300 for
construction materials, delivery, assembly and installation
requirements.) Any adult artist 21 years or older may enter
artwork concepts for consideration by the selection committee.
All proposals must include:
1) a resume and artist statement
2) a one page written description of the work and enough
simple drawings of the concept to give an accurate visual
impression of the finished work.
3) plan for construction and installation
4) disc containing a maximum of 10 digital jpeg images of
5) A detailed budget of how funds will be utilized.
6) Optional self addressed stamped envelope for return of
7) Up to three relevant reviews, essays or catalogues (optional).
Any information to be viewed on a computer must be PC compatible.
A selection committee made up of Project RiverCulture partners,
town officials and outside jurors specializing in the field
will review proposal submissions and background information
to select the winning proposals.
July 12th deadline for proposal submissions
July 26th award notifications
September 26th installation of selected work
PLEASE RESPOND WITH INTEREST TO RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL REQUEST
Proposals and related materials should be sent to RiverCulture
Project, One Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. Proposals
will not be accepted via email. For questions and to respond
with interest, please email Lisa Davol at email@example.com
GALLERY A3 SHOW AT ORESMAN GALLERY
June 9 through the end of August
SNEAK PREVIEW: A Gallery A3 group show
Exhibition dates: June 9 through the end of August
Gallery hours: Monday Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Place: Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton
This summer Oresman Gallery at Smith College will host an
exhibit by members of Gallery A3, the Amherst art cooperative.
The group lost their exhibition space last year, but now has
plans to reopen in a new location. In the meantime, Smith
has offered Oresman Gallery for a summer exhibition entitled
“Sneak Preview.” The show offers a view of each artist’s work
and a promise of exhibits to come.
“Sneak Preview” opens on June 9 and runs through August.
Oresman Gallery is located at Smith College, Northampton,
in Hillyer Hall at the Brown Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours
are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m.
GREEN STREET CAFE CALL FOR MURAL PROPOSALS!
I would do this just for the food credit, yet such a worthy
("Last Supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci, "Julia Child"
Johnquest, Photoshop trickery by Mo.)
A Call to Artists!
The Green Street Café announces a call for proposals by
artists interested in creating a two-dimensional wall mural
to be located inside the Green Street Café on Green Street
in Northampton, MA
GOAL The goal of this project is to highlight the
decision of Smith College and the City of Northampton to
discontinue Green Street in favor of the development and
construction of an engineering complex.
SITE DESCRIPTION The wall chosen for the project
is located inside the Green Street Café and is 28¹ L x 8.5¹
H in size.
There is overhead lighting and large street-side windows
that flood the space with light. The wall surface is painted
SELECTION PROCESS A panel of three judges,
Michael Kusek, Bob Antil and Steve Calcagnino will review
submissions and select the winning proposal. The winner
will be announced on July 5th.
SELECTION CRITERIA All proposals will be judged
on the following: 1) artistic merit 2) suitability of the
proposal in relation to the project goals and the artist's
ability to carry out the proposal within budget and on schedule.
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY Artists from all walks of
life are invited to submit proposals. Excluded from participation
are staff members at Green Street Café, members of the mural
project and their families.
APPLICATION PROCESS All applications must include:
A.) A one-page written explanation of the concept.
B.) Sketches or other visuals that convey the proposed mural
idea. If submitting a CD or other digital media, all should
be Apple compatible.
C.) Up to ten 35mm slides in a plastic sheet or 8.5² x 11²
portfolio sheets. Slides/portfolio should be labeled with
the artists name.
D.) A resume/CV that lists any previous public art experience
E.) All artists are strongly urged to visit the Green Street
Café and pick up additional information and background materials.
Hours of operation are M-F 10AM to 10PM; please call
to make an appointment at 413.586.1650.
F.) For materials to be returned, all artists should include
a stamped, self-addressed envelope
BUDGET A budget of $350.00 covers the costs
of all materials with $1,000 cash for the artist, plus an
additional award of a $1,000 food credit at the Café
DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: June 30th
Proposal Review & Artist Notification: July 7th
Project Start July 10th to be completed by October 1
Unveiling: October 13th during Northampton Arts Night Out
ARCADIA PLAYERS HELP WANTED
Several positions available
Arcadia Players, Inc. is looking for one or several part time
workers. We are seeking:
Oversee all office functions at the South Congregational
Church Office in South Amherst
c. 20 hours/week
Box Office Staff
Concert Ticket Sales and Distribution
Oversee Access Database including Entering Data and Making
Oversee banking functions and management of QuickBooks
Answer telephone, write letters, distribute promotional
and fundraising materials, order printing and mailing and
other office duties
Please contact the Arcadia Players Office, P.O. Box 387,
Northampton, MA 01061 with your cover letter, resume and
names and telephone numbers of 3 references
BOTANICALS IN WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
August 4, 5 & 6 from 9 am to 4 pm
Botanicals in Watercolor, August 4, 5 & 6 from 9 am
to 4 pm at the Barbara Johnson Studio School, Easthampton
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Class size is limited to ten. A three day workshop with
Camille Doucet, Botanical artist from Plantations at Cornell
University, President of local Guild of Scientific Illustrators
of the Finger Lakes.
The workshop will be an overview of flower painting in watercolor,
pen and ink, colored pencils and gouache and techniques like
glazing, texturing, masking, drybrush and wet on wet. Introduction
to color theory.
There is an emphasis on scientific botanical illustration
as a style and as an excellent practice of good drawing.
SEVEN NEW MEMBERS AT OXBOW
The Oxbow Gallery is thrilled to introduce 7 new members to
its roster. These new artists were chosen from 35 very talented
applicants from all over the Northeast.
The Gallery has been open now for 2 and a half years and the
infusion of new blood is always exciting to the gallery as
a whole and for the community at large. In September we will
be starting a lecture series which will also help broaden
our appeal to the Northampton art community, of which we are
very pleased to be a part.
Sarah Belchetz-Swenson is a figurative painter and
portraitist whose subjects have included Jill Ker Conway and
Jane Swift. Ms. Belchetz- Swenson's work also includes landscape
and still-life, and her series of drawings, "Revisions", was
recently included in an exhibit on Polish wooden synagogues
at National Yiddish Book Center.
Lydia Nettler creates site-specific installations of
charcoal drawings and paper mache relief and structures. She
envelopes the viewer in psychological vignettes which are
often based in the physical environment of the Pioneer Valley.
Harriet Diamond calls her new work mini- installation.
Her fired and painted terra cotta vignettes of a swimming
pool, a peace protest, and the Cummington Fair explore whole
scenes of human activity. The name of the (jpeg) peace is
No War! From Noho to DC It is painted and fired terra cotta
and wood. 6ft.H by 6 ft W by 3 ft deep.
There are also these members who will contribute works: Judith
Mann, David Rohn, Jason Lacroix, Margaret McCann, Phil Lawrence,
and Lindsay Fogg -Willits (See image)
CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Child’s Play: irony & consequence
The Student Union Gallery at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
is seeking proposals for an upcoming multi-genre
exhibit in October 2006 on the theme of Child’s
Play: irony & consequence. The exhibit will
be held from October 23rd - 27th. The opening will
integrate a brief cross-genre reading on the theme.
We invite artists to submit artworks in any medium
or format—photography, sculpture, video, painting,
Submissions must include:
1. Artist’s statement.
2. Current resume.
3. Self-addressed stamped envelope (materials will
not be returned without a SASE).
4. Up to 3 slides (numbered and labeled with artist’s
name, title of work, date, media, dimensions of
work, and red dot indicating top of slide); or digital
slides on a CD; or CD for audio submissions; or
DVD for video submissions.
Deadline for entries: August 1st, 2006. Entry
Fee: $5.00 (checks payable to: JC Tibbo/INSIDEOUT
Shipping: Artists will be notified by September
1st. Artists are responsible for shipping/delivering
their artwork to the gallery Friday, October 20th
(12-6pm) and retrieving their work Saturday, October
Installation: All work MUST be received ready
for installation with proper hanging devices ATTACHED
and instructions where necessary.
Agreement: We reserve the right to photograph
accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.
We reserve the right to reject works that differ
from the slide. We are not responsible for works
left after the pick-up date.
Submit entry materials to: JC Tibbo/INSIDEOUT
18 Dewey Court
Northampton, MA 01060
June 26, 2006 - The U.S.-Japan Creative Artists'
Program provides five-month residencies in Japan
for individual creative artists in any discipline.
While in Japan, artists work on an individual project
that may include the creation of new work or pursuit
of other artistic goals. When planning the stay
abroad, artists should consider how exposure to
Japan's contemporary or traditional cultures can
influence their creative work. Five awards are made
annually. This program is administered jointly by
the National Endowment for the Arts and the Japan-U.S.
Friendship Commission. Guidelines are available
The International Center of Photography's W. Eugene
Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is a $30,000
cash award with an additional $5,000 in fellowship
money to be awarded at the discretion of a jury.
The grant is awarded to photographers whose past
work and proposed project follow the traditions
of photographic essayist W. Eugene Smith. For full
information on how to apply, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=uafogwbab.0.bufagwbab.jrfsprbab.164&ts=S0187&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smithfund.org%2F.
The Newark Museum's residency program is open to
visual artists in the areas of fiber and textiles,
clay, fine metals, jewelry and metalsmithing, enameling,
sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and
works on paper. The residency provides the opportunity
to use the museum's professional facilities for
creating new work. An honorarium of $1,000 will
be paid at the conclusion of the residency. For
more information about the program and on how to
apply, visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=uafogwbab.0.9ypkgwbab.jrfsprbab.164&ts=S0187&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newarkmuseum.org%2F.
A 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
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
If one of your readers is interested in displaying
in this context, please have them contact me via
email: email@example.com, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
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: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=uafogwbab.0.8ypkgwbab.jrfsprbab.164&ts=S0187&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nyc.gov%2Fhtml%2Fdcla%2Fhtml%2Fpanyc%2Fslide_reg.shtml
From Chris Willingham:
A silent monk dips
a spoon in the well
beside the yellow road,
castaway in the visible world,
intending to float past
all sundry matter
toward blank Nirvana.
Bored with his senses,
the first birth of grief.
The sidereal coil reshapes
satisfaction as holocaust,
vanishes in darkness,
reoccurs and reaches back,
forever crossing and crossing out
the turning world.
The monk is waiting, eats little:
a scoop of rice today,
his poverty is total
and the texture of his robe
is his home. Innocent
of delight he wills no dream
or wish, the day-moon caught
on the carved mountain
will climb and fall later on.
ordering the multiple earth.
Not to think there is happiness:
Why here? Why now?
The world is wiped clean each day:
sand under sun, dust distilled
from invisible air and
returned as weather,
as rain, as leaves peeled away,
parturition part of
what in parting
is partly sustained.
There is no part of this
insistent as being,
at the far edge of the field,
their song does not change
but is here and then
holds the moon
and the face of the monk
with the spoon in his mouth,
the world is reflected
DWIGHT SMITH'S MOVIE PICS