FUTURE IS NOT BROKEN
lay siege to 1 : to besiege militarily 2 : to pursue diligently
In the past 2 days everything broke. My photoshop broke, my phone
broke and it just *seemed* like everything. So this newsletter may
be a bit messy. No photoshop fun, no.
My phone started dropping calls like crazy yesterday and cutting
out. After 3 trips to the *horizon* store pleading with tech persons
who refused to acknowledge that it was broken (tests run on it showed
no issues) and therefore fix it and hours on the phone with customer
service *I* broke. down. all the way home.
Today with renewed hope I stormed the store and used the counter
phone at the tech department and got Customer Service on the phone
(who outranks the whole store) and refused to hang up the phone
until my phone was replaced with a working model.
The nice CS person stayed on the phone with me for almost an hour
and a half. Every time the tech guys refused to replace my phone
or offered a new test or excuse I wielded that house phone and made
the tech guys get on the phone with CS for yet another command to
switch my phone.
And there were other customers. I don't know if they were with me
or against me but they seemed to enjoy the show. I narrated the
whole scene to CS as it unfolded, like an unstable person, "He's
shaking his head, he's saying they don't have another phone available,
he's saying they can't transfer my phone book, he's rolling his
eyes, he's waiting on another customer..." while the CS person alternated
between typing up an incident report and speaking in demands to
whichever person I handed the phone to.
Looking back it was kinda crazy. BUT, I now have a working phone
again after a 2 day ordeal. Then photoshop broke so I think one
of them put a hex on it.
according to what I found this week, opportunities are not broken.
This week there are millions of new opportunities. MILLIONS! Maybe
some of them are good and others not so much. I just skim them
and pass over the obvious fundraisers etc. But for poetry,
photography, residencies, shows, there are a few things that
seem worth taking a tenacious stab at.
I applied to one of the things I saw in my newsletter and it turned
out to be legit and I got in so I am shipping Narcissivision
(the TV piece) to Berlin for the International Assemblage
Exhibition. Sadly, my bank broke too so Narcissivision
will go to the show alone. But that's still a good thing.
And then there is WFCR offering to help announce events for free
and for very little effort on our part. Of course we can also
post our shows on local.masslive.com for free.
So the future is not broken. It needs to be taken hostage maybe?
MACK MURALING AT GREEN STREET, LIVE
the mural project happen and enjoy cafe life
Jeff: Here is a picture of the green street mural so far. The
background is pretty much done. I'm going to start painting the
figures this week. If people want to heckle me, now is the time
to start visiting.
sent me 6 photos but Photoshop *broke* on me today and I have
to resize images in illustrator and it's different and slower
for me so I gave up. But next week I'll be back in software and
will add some images.
Heckling can be constructive and an exercise in creative language.
Jeff is generally at The Green Street cafe weekdays up until dinner
time-ish. He is the guy with the brushes in the t-shirts.
29 through September 29 @ The NCA
ARTISTS WITH LOCAL ROOTS SHOW WORKS
NORTHAMPTON, MA—Seven graduates of Northampton High School, who
studied advanced honors art with Lisa Leary, chair of the
high school’s art department, will be exhibiting their work along
with hers during “Points of Departure,” a gallery show at the Northampton
Center for the Arts that will run from August 29 through September
29. The show’s artists’ reception will be Friday, September
8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night
The theme of the exhibition refers to each artist’s "point of departure"
for his or her work and what each has accomplished since studying
with Leary. Individual departures range from subjects such as poetry
and family history to everyday life and dreams.
Along with Leary, the artists are Carolyn Clayton, Gabe Colwell-LaFleur,
Lindsay Fogg-Willets, Rina Goldfield, Louise Korhman, Brendan Molaghan,
and Edward Rueda.
The Center for the Arts is located at 17 New South Street, Northampton,
third floor. The galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. but will be
closed Friday, September 1, through Monday, September 4, for the
Labor Day holiday.
Above image by artist Edward Rueda;
IN ARTS NIGHT OUT:
Coming Up On September 8 Visit 22 galleries, shops and Pulaski
Park between 5 and 8 p.m.
~~Pinch, 179 Main Street, has a special show of Alison
Palmer’s brightly colored, functional, high-fire sculptures. Says
the artist: “I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of the human
and animal form. These anthropomorphic figures are developed by
throwing and altering the stoneware clay and then wood-firing
them to cone 10. The fire and ash contribute to the spontaneous
and unpredictable finish which gives the pieces a primitive, elemental
~~APE, third floor, Thorne’s Marketplace, 150 Main Street,
will have works by Sean Greene in Gallery 1 and, in Gallery 2,
“Artistic Abilities,” an exhibition that showcases five local
artists and benefits Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to
enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by
providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated
~~Alfredo’s, 6 Crafts Avenue, will feature photographs
by Fred Stein, a master photographer who took black and white
photographs in Paris and New York during the 1930s and 1940s.
He was a pioneer in hand-held 35 mm photography.
~~The Smith College Museum on Elm Street offers a last
chance to see “Sized Up! Large-Scale Paintings and Works on Paper,”
which comes down on September 10; also “The Art of Structural
Design: A Swiss Legacy; “The Early Modern Painter-Etcher”; and
"Garry Winogrand: Women Are Beautiful”; as well as an “Artists
on Art” gallery talk from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The museum is open free
to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. on the second Fridays of each month.
~~The Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, presents small
and miniature works by Judith K. Shaffer, and offers opportunities
to peer into small spaces, handle little objects, search metaphors,
project responses, puzzle out another’s view and reflect upon
perception. The show includes drawings, paintings and collages—would-be
books, game pieces and objects that refer to shared experiences
with family and deliberate responses to the work of artist friends.
The reception is 6 to 8 p.m.
~~Art in the Park (that would be Pulaski Park, on Main Street
next to the Academy of Music), is an intriguing installation,
called “Hidden Value,” by Laura Lepionka. This installation emerged
as the winning entry from proposals submitted by some 30 artists
in response to a call from the Arts Council for temporary art
installations that would expand public awareness of and involvement
in contemporary art in Northampton. Lepionka examines the premise
that everyday people, in this case five Northampton residents,
make vital, under-recognized contributions to their communities
through their work and civic live.
Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor
Arts; Artisan Gallery; Chameleon’s; Claytopia; Don Muller Gallery;
Guild Art Supply; Ktwo Noho; R. Michelson Galleries; Multi-Arts
Gallery; Northampton Center for the Arts; Northampton Pottery;
Old Court House Gallery; Oxbow Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians.
com; Silverscape Designs; Skera; Smith College Museum of Art;
Ta Yu Gallery; Watkins Gallery; and William Baczek Fine Arts.
JAFFE AT THE WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM
Series of works with Handmade Paper
A Series of works with Handmade Paper by Sheryl Jaffe at the WISTARIAHURST
238 CABOT STREET, HOLYOKE, MA
SEPTEMBER 1-25, 2006
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday September 3, 2-4:00
Museum hours: Sat, Sun, Mon, 12-4
Sheryl Jaffe has been exhibiting her artwork throughout New
York and New England for more than 20 years. Her journey as a sculptor
began with ceramics, moving through welded steel and concrete, and
she currently works with handmade paper, mixed media assemblage,
photography and site specific installations. She enjoys working
with organic materials, such as locally grown plant fibers, beach
stones, and she may include found objects in her current work. Her
work has a lyrical quality, undulating paper forms reminiscent of
the human body, frailty of skin, juxtaposed with the power and strength
of scale and material. Her themes include loss, forgiveness, erosion,
growth, vulnerability and strength. Her installations are an offering
for viewers to move through, make discoveries, and be drawn in to
She received her Masters from the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst, and she currently teaches art at South Hadley High School.
The work on view at the Wistariahurst in September was made in Montauk,
N.Y. during a residency at the Edward Albee Foundation’s “The Barn”.
These works explore handmade paper scrolls, seaweed pulp paintings,
and historical process photography using handmade paper.
MARKEY AT SCULPTUREFEST & ELMERS STORE
Elmer’s Store, Main Street , Ashfield
September 1 - September 30
Opening Reception September 1st, 7-9pm
Work from the 2003 series 'evolution of the sphere' with paintings
and drawings in charcoal, watercolor, pastel, bronze leaf and oils.
This series of about 40 works led directly into my current work
of abstract paintings in oil, the spheres still in evidence. I will
be showing the new works at the NCA in February.
September 2 - November
Opening Reception September 2, 4-7pm
I have two pieces in this show, 'Floating World' and 'Emergence'.
This is a beautiful venue with some really great work - definitely
worth a day trip or an overnight to take in some of the other
wonders of central Vermont. Check out the website for more info
and directions: http://sculpturefest.org
for Animals 2006
benefit The Dakin Animal Shelter
for Animals 2006
to benefit The Dakin Animal Shelter
The Barnes Gallery at Leverett Crafts and Arts will host Artists
for Animals 2006, to benefit the Dakin Animal Shelter.
The show opens with a gala silent art auction the evening of September
16th and runs through October 7th.
This is the sixth year the Barnes Gallery has hosted Artists for
Animals. We are expecting to build upon the excellent attention
and sales the event has received in previous years. This event gives
contributors a chance to help the Dakin Animal Shelter while showcasing
each artist’s work.,BR.,BR.
This year’s event will also include gallery talks. Work with animal
themes is, of course, a natural, but we encourage you to show your
most appealing work, whatever the subject. Exhibitors will have
the option of donating the entire purchase price to the Dakin Animal
Shelter or splitting 50-50.
September 10th -12th 12-3pm Drop off work
September 12th - 15th Install show
Saturday, September 16th 7-9 pm Gala opening with auction
Saturday, October 7th 4pm Show closes, art pick-up
Please fill out the blanks below and return this form to:
Dakin Animal Shelter, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054,
before July 10 to guarantee that you will be listed as a participant
on postcards and other publications (please note that we will accept
entries after the July 10 deadline, but that we may not be able
to include your name and information on related publicity).
Yes, I would like to show my work in Artists for Animals 2006
State______ Zip __________
On the back of this form, please describe the type of work you plan
Questions? Please contact Event Chair: Ronnie Copeland at 253-7633
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presentation of small and miniature works at The Oxbow
K. Shaffer will present an exhibit of current works at the Oxbow
Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA, from August 24 to
September 17, 2006.
A mid-show reception with the artist will be held on Friday, September
8, 5-8 p.m., to coincide with Northampton's Arts Walk Night.
Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Gallery information
can be found at
Entitled "all the little things..." ." the show is a presentation
primarily of miniature works in two and three dimensions using a
variety of media. Paintings, drawings, small forms and altered or
would-be books offer a chance to enter small moments of seeing,
touching, reacting, thinking. Some works are done as direct response
to other artists’ works, including those of other members of the
In addition to her studio/study work, Judith Shaffer's professional
career includes teaching at the college level in the fields of philosophy,
ethics, and aesthetics. She was a founder of Asnuntuck Community
College, Enfield, CT, and retired from Asnuntuck as Dean of the
for new space? Unique opportunities available right now.
NEW & UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN HOLYOKE
This is an excellent opportunity to get in at the beginning and
create a space. Excellent especially for a business needing large
piles of space. The overall space is 160,000 square feet. OMG!
The building is on Appleton Street, next door to the police station
and across the street from Heritage state park (imagine lunch breaks
merry-go-round in the park!) with space to rent.
It is situated right on the canal. Parking is an issue however so
the owner, Ralph Thompson, is going to take half of the first floor
and create indoor parking. The roof has a spectacular view and he
will be making that into a huge roof deck, from which you can see
the park and merry-go-round, city hall, sunsets and more! He is
willing to discuss any modifications. The ground floor is level
with the driveway for easy loading/unloading. The upper floors are
perfect for artist studios. And, the police are right next door.
pictures here. Ralph is a really nice guy who recently went
rock hunting in China with our Kevin
Downey. And Kevin's a really nice guy so it's all logical and
therefor valid. It exists.
STUDIO SHARE AT ARTS & INDUTRIES
FRom Lisa Scollan-
I'm looking for someone to share my studio again starting as early
as August 1st if you hear of anyone. My rent goes up in September
so I'm going to ask $180 contact email@example.com
STUDIO SPACES TO BE AVAILABLE IN HOLYOKE BUILDING
There are possibly 4 WORK ONLY spaces becoming available in the
first floor of a cozy mill building in Holyoke. They are 1280
sq ft for $586/month. They have really high cielings, a loading
dock, common area and bathroom. For more info contact DAS048@aol.com
ART TO KIDS AT--
GARDEN: A CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENS
compassionate treatment of those in distress
From shelly bathe lenn,
I run a small non profit that offers bereavement support to families
with young children at no cost. we're called THE GARDEN: A CENTER
FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENS. every other month from october
to june families with children ages 5-12 years are part of small
groups where they do activities, projects, games etc.
In planning for our next season I'm looking for an artist, or 2
to come in and teach an art skill to the kids. ideally the skill
would culminate into a project that would relate to our themes (ie
memories and remembering; dreams, worries, nightmares etc)! and
then these projects would be put on public display somewhere in
northampton so as to help spread the word about our program.
shelly bathe lenn
the garden: a center for grieving children and teens
413 584 7086 ext 124
Taber Gallery presents SHOCKERS!
Ghanaian movie posters from the collection of
Taber Art Gallery Presents SHOCKERS! Original Ghanaian movie posters
from the collection of Michelle Gilbert
July 26 - Sept. 28, 2006
Reception Sept. 13, 11:00am - 1:00pm
All work will be for sale starting at the incredibly low
deal of the century price of 350.00
Holyoke Community College
Taber Art Gallery
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amy: The village people run amock! Think it should
actually read: I "ATE" my village.
I just heard a rumor (from the voices) that there will be
Ghanaian Cuisine at the reception.
So be prepared to (make believe!) feast on palmnut soup, and groundnut
Soups with fufu, kokonte , banku, boiled yam, rice, bread, plantain
and cassava, gari foto, agushie, omo tuo, jollof rice, red-red,
kenkey, kelewele and shito.
SMITH'S MOVIE PICKS
Directed by Marc Forster Written by David Benioff
Starring Ewen McGregor, Naomi Watts
Standing in for a sick colleague, renowned New York psychiatrist
Sam Foster is confronted with disturbed art student Henry Letham.
Seemingly inspired by his idol, a painter infamous for committing
suicide on his 21th birthday, Henry announces he will shoot himself
Saturday at midnight--the moment he turns 21. Foster, once having
saved his suicidal girlfriend Lila, takes the threat seriously but
fails to simply have Henry taken into custody. Instead, while trying
to track his patient down, Sam is gradually drawn into the world
of Henry's obsessions.
What I found particularly delightful about this film is that the
cinematic language is appropriate to the subject (too often not
the case these days) and you’ll never guess the ending. ~Dwight
The World’s Fastest Indian
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
The Shadow Dancer
THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
Heard the Mermaids Singing
“An inconvenient truth” with Al Gore.
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie.
The Girl in the Cafe
Travellers and Magicians
NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHELLEY LAKE
is not benign, narcissistic or in need of mercy.
week an interesting circle of events happened within the newsletter
world. Nona Hatay saw Joe Blumenthal's offer in the newsletter and
arranged to do a window display (in this newsletter, somewhere)
and coloring contest. She then took a bunch of her photographs to
Lake to have giclees made for said coloring contest.
Shelley, who is endearing, talented and is NOT Paris Hilton, then
made a generous donation to this newsletter. And so it goes. AND,
Shelley will be my guest on the radio tomorrow from 8-9 am on Valley
Free Radio, 103.3 FM.
Still waiting to hear.
Show, Bettie Page
paper pigment print
30" by 40", in an edition of 100, signed by the Artist: $950
24" by 32", in an edition of 100, signed by the Artist: $800
16" by 20", in an edition of 250, signed by the Artist: $400
FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
August 25, 2006 CALADAN GALLERY presents "ETERNITY",
a juried exhibition. How does one begin to approach the
subject of eternity? There are no boundaries. Some can only
grasp at the concept of The Great Void, which the eternal
does indeed contain - however eternity is also the home
to material existence and everything that builds it. Here,
also, one can find the reflection of Diety, Spirit, or Guide.
Artists, by nature, are bound to enter these portals of
thought by the very act of creating art. By paradox, eternity
is the now. It is also NOT now. We are very much looking
forward to viewing artists' interpretation of endless time
and space! It is by sharing our individual concepts that
we are able to leap forward in understanding this seemingly
unattainable knowledge! Caladan Gallery, emphasizing the
timely and relevant, and inviting more variety of art and
issues, exhibits promising up-and-coming artists as well
as those who are more well known. The exhibition will be
advertised in numerous listings and we update press releases
monthly. We encourage dialogue and contact between viewers
and artists! Artists working in all media except video are
eligible. One or more artists will be awarded a solo exhibition.
Download prospectus (see "Enter Exhibitions") at: www.caladangallery.com
OR write to: Caladan Gallery, Box 468, Beverly MA 01915
Or call: 978-741-7979.
August 31, 2006 Caught in the Act" is a juried exhibit
of photographs showing people caught in the act of taking
photographs. This show is open to all photographers.
The images can be fictional or documentary but must be 2D
(flat). Photographs can be old, new, color, B&W or digital
to qualify. Two exhibits are planned. First, a show at Icebox
Gallery, second, the show travels to Medtronic, Inc. World
Headquarters for another exhibit. Icebox Opening, Saturday,
November 11, 2006. Closing date is January 6, 2007. The
Medtronic show to be determined. One Medtronic Purchase
Award and Two $100.00 cash Icebox Choice Awards. Open to
all photographers worldwide, working in digital or film-based
photography. The entry fee is $30 for up to 3 jpegs, plus
$5 for each additional Jpeg up to a maximum of five jpegs.
Entry deadline is September 15, 2006. Complete details visit
our website: http://www.iceboxminnesota.com
September 20, 2006 "Freestytle 2 - 3 - d": Seeking
2-D artworks (paintings, drawings, photographs, digital
images) and documentations of 3-D artworks (sculptures,
installation, media/real time projects) for 3-month exhibition.
Accepted artists also qualify for annual show in Toronto,
Canada. Two winning artists receive awards valued up to
$500 View art call details at: http://www.energygallery.com/artcall.htm
Contact: Energy Gallery, 55 Michael Dr, Toronto Ontario
M2H 2A4, Canada OR http://www.energygallery.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26, 2006 2006 International Exhibition of
Fine Art Photography - Call for Entries, The Center
for Fine Art Photography has two Calls for Entry open to
all photographers internationally. Each exhibition is juried
by internationally recognized figures in photography. Awards
include: monetary, solo shows, feature article in CameraArts
magazine, post-exhibition traveling shows and others. All
juror-selected works are exhibited in the Center's gallery
and receive additional international exposure through the
Center's online gallery. Exhibitions are intensely marketed
to promote sales and exposure for the artists. Additional
details and online submissions at: www.c4fap.org, contact:
October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair presents
"Discoveries", the Tenth Annual Open Juried Exhibition
at the new, 3,000 square foot George Segal Gallery of Montclair
State University, Montclair, NJ from January 15 to February
16, 2007. $25 entry fee for three images in either slide
or CD format. All mediums, including videos and installations,
will be accepted. Internationally known art critic, curator
and historian, Phyllis Tuchman will jury the exhibition.
Cash awards. SASE for prospectus to: Studio Montclair, 108
Orange Road, Montclair NJ 07042 OR download from our website:
October 30, 2006 26th Annual EXPO Juried Competition.
All media except crafts. Awards: 6-8 person exhibit, March
1 - March 31, 2007. Juror: Alexandra Schwartz, Curatorial
Asst, Dept. Of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern
Art, New York. Deadline: November 10, 2006. Fee: $35/6 slides
or CD. For a prospectus send SASE to: EXPO, B. J. Spoke
Gallery, 299 Main St, Huntington NY 11743. Call: 631-549-5106,
download from: www.bjspokegallery.com, or email: email@example.com
Sep 01, 2006 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Seeking visual artists, writers, and composers for 2-, 4-,
6-, and 8-wk-long residencies, Jan 1 - Jun 15, 2007. Free
housing and studio space and a $100/wk stipend. For application
and complete guidelines please contact: Kimmel Harding Nelson
Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City NE 68410
OR 402-874-9600 OR http://www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org OR
Sep 15, 2006 POETRY CONTEST Seeking submissions for
fall poetry issue. For guidelines, please contact: Coe Review,
Coe College, 1220 First Av NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52402 OR
http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/crp-home.htm OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 30, 2006 POETRY AWARD Seeking book-length poetry
collections for $1,000 award and publication. For more info,
please contact: Michael Spooner, Utah State Univ Press,
May Swenson Poetry Award, 7800 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322
OR http://www.usu.edu/usupress/poetcomp.htm OR email@example.com
Oct 01, 2006 SUMMER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking
established, dedicated US artists 18+, working in most mediums,
for brief studio opportunity to work on a project of his/her
choosing and to interact with the public and the artist
community, Jul 2007, and 4-6 wk exhibit opportunity immediately
following residency. Artists must work in the studio min.
20 hrs/wk during public hours; be experienced in art instruction,
fee (payable to Artspace; no cash). Submit 10 slides of
recent work labeled with name, date, medium, size, indicating
TOP of slide; slide script; resume; artist statement and
bio; description of proposed use of studio time; description
of proposed exhibition; class/workshop descriptions; and
description of slide lecture, to: Artspace, SAIR Program,
201 E Davie St, Raleigh NC 27601 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY Full access
to college's ceramic and sculpture facilities, including
wood kiln, down and updraft kilns, foundry-bronze casting,
welding and forging equipment, stone and wood carving equipment,
outside sculpture courtyard to work in, storage for equipment
and on campus housing. No more than 3 entries/artist. Sales
encouraged for all loaned sculptures. 20% commission. Please
send written proposals (detailed description of artwork,
including what it is made of; complete installation instructions
of artwork, including what machinery, physical assistance
and materials are needed; and list of materials and tools
if needed); creation/installation schedule; complete budget
that includes travel costs, detailed installation costs,
etc.; images of existing (slides, digital prints, or jpegs)/proposed
artwork (images of previous work along with drawings of
proposed artwork); resume/CV; artist statement; and SASE
for returns to: Nita Kehoe-Gadway, Central Wyoming College,
2660 Peck Av, Riverton WY 82501 OR 307-855-2211 OR http://cwc.edu/community_friends/outward_westward
Nov 06, 2006 POETRY PRIZES Seeking previously unpublished
lyric poems in English celebrating the human spirit for
awards ranging from $1,000-$25,0000. Open to all writers
and poets, published or unpublished, under 40 on Nov 6,
2006. Submit 2 copies of up to 3 poems; only 1 may be more
than 30 lines and all poems printed on separate sheets.
No returns. Entry fee (checks made out to Dorothy Sargent
Rosenberg Memorial Fund). Please send entries with name
and address clearly marked on each page of 1 copy only;
index card with name, address, and titles of poems; and
SASE for results, to: Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg, Poetry
Prizes, Box 2306, Orinda CA 94563 OR http://www.DorothyPrizes.org
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking
artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007. For more info,
please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art Center Av, New
Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
CALL TO MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS
FOURTH ANNUAL VORTEX: A JURIED EXHIBITION HOSTED BY BLUE
MAN GROUP AT THE CHARLES PLAYHOUSE
Deadline for Submissions is October 2, 2006
Vortex 2006: A Juried Art Exhibition hosted by Blue Man
Group at the Charles Playhouse, challenges Massachusetts
artists to submit original and inspirational work that explores
the role Interconnectivity plays in art.
The Blue Men--who come from the part of us that wants to
express creativity, innovation, and humor--invite all artists
to examine, through their artwork, the dynamics of Interconnectivity
in their shared communities
This year's exhibition will be juried by Nora Donnelly,
Senior Registrar at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art,
Ricardo D. Barreto, Director of UrbanArts Institute at MassArt,
Chris McCarthy, director of the Provincetown Art Association
and Museum as well as an artist representative from the
Blue Man Group Boston creative community. Deadline for submissions
is October 2, 2006.
Blue Man Group will accept artwork in two age divisions:
12 - 17 years old and 18 + years old. In the 18+ division,
four selected artists' work will be on exhibit in The Charles
Playhouse lobby for up to one year. In addition, the selected
artists in the 18 + division will receive cash prizes ($2500
Grand Prize, $1000 Second, $500 each for Third and Fourth).
In the 12 - 17 years old division, the Grand Prize recipient
will receive up to $500 tuition reimbursement to art classes
of their choice. Each selected artist in the 12 - 17 years
old division will receive up to $100 worth of art supplies
for their school and have their artwork displayed at the
Boston Children's Museum. Selected artist's work will be
unveiled at a special event currently scheduled for October
For submission guidelines (acceptable medium and dimensions),
instructions and downloadable entry form go to
www.blueman.com/vortex. For questions call 617-542-6700
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
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: 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: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/
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