|IF I WERE A
DIPLOMAT (and not a grant reject)...
Step, Kick! Step,
back, I was somewhat horrified about taking
the *Horizon* store hostage for almost an hour and a half last week,
wielding the desk phone as a symbol of my rights and creating a spectacle, all
simply to get phone service after a 24 hour period with no service. And all
without a videographer in tow, what a waste.
ANYWAY, it seems I am not
the only one driven to extremes to get attention from their cel phone
company. This SUV is parked in front of a *Horizon Office* in NYC. I think it
might have been more effective if it had Diplomat Plates rather than New Jersey
Plates but it shows an interesting use of the company's advertising catch phrase
in making a point.
Actually, if it had Diplomat plates they could have
driven that SUV through the storefront and demanded that the entire *Horizon*
staff hold hands with them and sing Kumbaya for hours and then accepted the
staff's apologies over a sushi party boat for 30 and they'd not have even had to
pay for a new window. I am going to make Diplomat plates for my car and start
carrying a fake Diplomat badge.
to the incident at *Horizon* the I-Ching says, in effect, "It's not irony. It's
just bitching". Or maybe a blogger said that.
UPDATE--I just this
minute went to the post office where my mail consisted of my annual rejection
letter from an Artists Trust Organization and a mailing from *Horizon* which
spouted, "Status is the Ultimate Reward. Introducing the *Horizon* Wireless
If I were a Diplomat I could drive my (fictional) SUV
through the front window of the grant office (first sending my driver in to hold
aloft a lantern signalling everyone to clear the area to avoid injury) and waltz
in balancing a stack of hardcover books on my head with my perfect posture and
suavely demand, in my fancy accent reeking of finishing school and international
training, all of the grant money. But then, if I were a diplomat I'd not even
need a grant or an SUV as I'd have a shiney black sedan and an entourage of men
in suits and a trunk full of money. And imagine the service I'd get if I showed
up at the *Horizon* store in full Diplomatic Entouragalia? I wouldn't even need
to show up. Maybe being a Diplomat would be boring and unfulfilling.
I-Ching says it is better to be a grant reject than a Diplomat but I'm not so
sure. Actually, the I-Ching says, "Faithfulness in the center is auspicious when
it reaches even pigs and fish. It is beneficial to cross great rivers. It is
beneficial to be correct.", to which I say "If being a reject is wrong, I don't
want to be right", as I wallow in self-inauspicity and speed dial my
For my application next year I am going to send slides of my
new series, "Self-mutilated nude self-portraits", in which I will be
self-bandaged with rejection letters with pat rejection phrases written on my
skin in frosted blue eyeshadow and Swarovski Crystals.
SCINTIALLTING MICHAEL KUSEK WILL JOIN ME TOMORROW IN THE MORNING AM FROM 8-9
(AM) ON VALLEYFREE
RADIO WHICH IS 103.3 FM ON THE FM DIAL. THAT'S AM ON THE FM.
FLEET - ONE ARTIST, ONE NIGHT, 2 RECEPTIONS Opening
receptions on Friday, September 1, 6-8 PM
janet Van Fleet: I have a show of my *Circular Statements* work during the month
of September at the Cooler Gallery (in the Tip-Top building) in White River
Junction, with an opening reception on Friday, September 1, 6-8 PM.
I'm very happy with this work (see image of one part of the series,
"Music of the Spheres"), and will have two new groups of work in the
series in this exhibit.
There is a wonderful review (by Ric Kasini
Kadour of an exhibit of this work at Flynndog in Burlington) in the
August-September issue of Art New England that is very positive about this work.
I hope you will come see the show! www.coolergallery.gs
there's an exhibit on the third floor at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre called
*Small Point Artists*, with work by a group of artists who work in Small Point,
Maine for two weeks each year.
Included are Candy Barr, Karen
Becker, Alexandra Bottinelli, Ayn Baldwin Riehle, Gail Salzman, and Janet Van
I am showing work from my Museum Cases series. There are also
two other cool shows at SPA (Aug 22-September 23) -- "Hair" in the
Main Gallery and "T-Shirts" (made of everything BUT cloth), curated by
Gabrielle Dietzel. Opening reception from 5:30-7:30. www.studioplacearts.com
IN SEPTEMBER” CHILDREN’S MUSIC SERIES At The Cup
and Top Cafe in Florence
and Top Cafe is hosting a series of children’s music performances by local
artists during the month of September.
These events will take place
every Saturday at 10am. All events are free and open to the public.
September 2 – Nerissa and Katryna Nields CD release party!
Together Singing in the Kitchen is a lifelong dream of Nerissa and Katryna's.
This is a CD full of the songs they learned from their father when they were
kids. The Nields sisters will perform a short set at the cafe and have their CDs
available for sale. www.nields.com
9 – Dennis Caraher
Dennis Caraher is a Parents' Choice award-winning
songwriter who writes funny and thoughtful songs for children and families.
His songs have been heard on NPR and his recordings, Dog Bone Town and
Bow Wow Baby are recommended-listening by the American Library Association. Even
if you've never heard him perform, you'll be singing along and walking like a
dinosaur in no time. www.dogbonetown.com
AT THE WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM OPENING
RECEPTION: Sunday September 3, 2-4 PM
A Series of works with Handmade Paper by Sheryl Jaffe at the
238 CABOT STREET, HOLYOKE, MA
SEPTEMBER 1-25, 2006
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday
September 3, 2-4:00
Museum hours: Sat, Sun, Mon, 12-4
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 contemplation.
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
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.
Sculpturefest, Woodstock VT
September 2 -
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
USA 55 Mercer
Gallery | New York
Gallery | New York
DARK MATTER USA
Curated By Peter
Gregorio and Mike Egan
Opening Party: Tuesday, September 5, 2006,
6 - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - 30,
Creativity is not limited to optimism, quality, or any other
positive value. But exploring shadowy areas is extremely treacherous
– there is less light to see by, less guidance, less clarity.
There is a certain difficulty in avoiding definitions in the good books,
the ones that seek a balance, and prevent an explicit ownership of pain. Humor
still exists, though in a form that is not funny. This feeling is also different
from seriousness, sobriety, discipline, and power. Dark matter is antimatter,
and may or may not exist in almost infinite quantities within the cosmopsychotic
This is a show of art made by people with a sense of
themselves and you that is different from happy and fun. There was a show by the
same title in the UK, but that stuff was old product. This is new. It must be
admitted that for the present moment, there is no more appropriate setting for
dark feelings than America.
David Ambrose, Amber
Arpil, Damien Crisp, Sarah Chacich, Mike Egan, Nikolas Gambaroff, Valerie
Garlick, Hadassa Goldvicht, Peter Gregorio, Moo Kwon Han, Alisha Kerlin, Go Woon
Lee, Jason Losh, Ted iederer, Kristen Wykret
55 Mercer St. New York, NY 10013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday –
Saturday, 10 - 6:00pm
BOSTON UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture
5, 2006 - October 8, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6-8pm
Offspring takes a particular look at representations of children in
contemporary visual art and culture, and features works by an impressive and
diverse group of nine artists working in painting, photography, and film
including: Stephen Chalmers, Christin Couture, Nicky Hoberman, Jill
Greenberg, Melora Kuhn, Loretta Lux, Maria Marshall, Nicholas Prior, and Jane
Combining the work of emerging and established American
and International artists working in various media, Offspring concentrates on
works completed in the past six years in order to test the ways children are
perceived and visualized at the turn of the twenty-first century. The exhibition
also includes images and objects pulled from advertising and popular culture,
used to create a broader visual context for comparison. Investigating a range of
representations, Offspring seeks to sort out our real and imagined perceptions
of children in the early twenty first century.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY ART
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information, please
call (617) 353-3329 during regular business hours
OUT On September
8 Visit 22 galleries between 5 and 8 PM
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 Out.
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
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
ALSO 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,
~~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 employment.
~~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.
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.
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.
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.
OUT - THE LITTLE THINGS a
presentation of small and miniature works at The Oxbow
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 oxbowgallery.com
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 Oxbow Gallery.
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
OUT - THE GALLERY AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING Below the
Surface, A Juried Intaglio Exhibition
Surface, A Juried Intaglio Exhibition
September 8 - October 27,
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking opens the fall exhibit season with Below the
Surface, A Juried Intaglio Exhibition. The public is invited to attend an
Opening Reception with the artists on Friday, September 8, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Below the Surface was selected from submitted prints by Peter
Pettingill, a master printer with over twenty years of experience in the field
of intaglio printmaking. He trained and worked at Crown Point Press in
California from 1978 - 1985, and went on to establish Wingate Studio in New
Hampshire, where he continues to print and publish etchings by contemporary
artists. Wingate has produced prints by Walton Ford, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman,
John Cage and many others, including “local” artists Gregory Gillespie, John
Gibson and Richard Ryan. He has served as an adjunct printmaking instructor at
Smith College and acted as master printer for print workshops at Smith, Hartford
Art School and Boston University. Peter Pettingill selected 21 prints by 19
artists for the show. Artists included in the exhibit are: Meredith Broberg,
Victoria Burge, Sarah Creighton, Steven C. Daiber, Carol deBerry, Nancy
Diessner, Marty Epp, Anita S. Hunt, Constance Jacobson, Emily Orzech, Patti
Parker, Lynn Peterfreund, Catherine Samworth, Susan Silverman, Amaryllis
Siniossoglou, Mary Webber, Judith Wolf, Diane Kazar Worth and Mark Zunino.
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
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.
Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop,
educational facility and resource center dedicated to research, education and
collaboration in non-toxic, less toxic and new approaches in printmaking. The
Gallery at Zea Mays Printmaking features regular exhibitions of innovative work
by artists from New England and beyond.
OPPORTUNITIES Looking for
new space? Unique opportunities available right now.
& 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.
The building is on Appleton Street, next door to the police station and
across the street from Heritage state park (imagine lunch breaks riding the 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. Check out 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
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
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
STILL MURALLING AT GREEN STREET CAFE
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.
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.
Animals 2006 to benefit
The Dakin Animal Shelter
for Animals 2006
to benefit The Dakin Animal Shelter
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
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
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
September 10th -12th 12-3pm Drop off work
12th - 15th Install show
Saturday, September 16th 7-9 pm Gala opening with
Saturday, October 7th 4pm Show closes, art pick-up
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
On the back of this form, please describe
the type of work you plan to show.
Questions? Please contact Event Chair:
Ronnie Copeland at 253-7633 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TEL AVIV Update from
our wandering artist friend Gershon
of Silence, August 14
I awoke Monday morning, August 14,2006, to
sublime silence. A silence so powerful that I have known such an eerily
surrealistic cessation of this sense only a few times in my life.
days and weeks prior to the 14th and beginning shortly after the opening rounds
were fired between the forces of the Israeli military and that of Hezbollah's
militray, was a time of frenetic activity. Soldiers and civilians working on the
medical logistics base, where I have been working, hurrying to-and-fro, working
long shifts to fill a 24/7 schedule. I was amongst many packing medical supplies
for the troops "in the North". We packed box after box of supplies that went
onto pallets that went onto trucks that then went to the troops "in the North".
Noisy smoke belching trucks painted the same drab olive color of army uniforms
left in the early morning hours with the goods packaged that night and left in
the early evening hours with the medical supplies packaged that day. So it went
day-after-day during the "event", "conflict", "war" ( all three words were used
by the press or politicians) to describe the period from July 12th, '06 until
August 14th, '06.
The air was silent the morning of the 14th. The sky
that had known the near constant drumming of low flying military helicopters and
the muted roar of high flying jets moving along laser- like straighrt paths,
heading northward was now empty and quiet. The world outside my army base
barracks that had been in a state of constant motion and noisy with the
cacophony of sounds produced by the machinery of war was no longer.
doors to the warehouses were closed. There was not a single soldier milling
about. There were no trucks wating to be loaded for the trip to Lebanon.
So this is the backside of war that I've heard and read about. The 80%
of an army that supports the 20% that are considered the fighting forces.
Does the silence of the 80% translate into silence for the 20%. I can't
help but wonder if this is so...I can only hope that it is.
silent air my work is finished for now. I can only hope that the work I did may
have helped save a life, heal a wound, or have provided a simple balm for an
It is now, as I write, the 15th of August and the base is
quiet, though the absolute silence that prevailed on Monday has given way to the
conversations of a few soldiers, to the sound of a single fork lift moving about
between the warehouses, and loud music coming from a soldier's room somewhere
The silent air is no longer.
When will the skies open
again to the violence of military aircraft. When will soldiers again rush 24/7
to pack supplies for the 20%. When will the olive drab trucks once again journey
to "the front".
I wish I could be a wild eyed optimist and say "never
again". But, humankind has yet to learn lessons of war...it is an open
question...a question that might be answered when the air is silent again...for
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Gallery presents SHOCKERS! Original
Ghanaian movie posters from the collection of
Art Gallery Presents SHOCKERS! Original Ghanaian movie
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 thecentury price
Holyoke Community College
Taber Art Gallery
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amy: The village people run amock! Think it
read: I "ATE" my village.
I just heard a rumor (from the voices) that there will be
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
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.
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
World’s Fastest Indian
for Mr. Vengeance
ROAD TO GUANTANAMO
Heard the Mermaids Singing
“An inconvenient truth” with Al
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie.
Girl in the Cafe
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.
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
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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
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 2006.
For submission guidelines (acceptable medium
and dimensions), instructions and downloadable entry form go to www.blueman.com/vortex.
For questions call 617-542-6700 x12
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.
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-
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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