& RACHEL RAY, BFF
Best Friends Forever!
A funny thing
happened on the way to the Open Square reception last week.
Just as I was leaving the phone rang. It was Paul. Paul works
for the Rachel Ray Show. Pat, who with her husband Roy had popped
in at my reception at The
Pegasus Gallery in Provincetown a few weeks back and then
had invited Maureen
and I to a seafood luau on the beach complete with bonfire the
next evening, had emailed the show thinking that Rachel Ray's
set needed a fridgequeen fridge to make it really cool. Nice
So Paul asked me to send some pictures of myself and my fridges
and samples of my radio show (Wednesday mornings from 8-9
AM on Valley
Free Radio, WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM) and other useful information.
So I agreed to do so and went off to the reception and, uncharacteristically
for me, did not mention a word about the phone call to anyone.
Okay--one person but that was IT.
But then I thought about it and it hit me that they wanted
this stuff because they were considering having me on the
show and I got really nervous. There aren't even pictures
of me on my website
except the one on my
old, set out to pasture, site with me sitting inside a
fridge wearing my double cartridge chemical respirator. I
don't like pictures of me. TV involves cameras.
3 days later Meredith called. Meredith works for the Rachel
Ray show. Meredith was high energy. Meredith asked me about
me and my fridges and other appliances. I guess my narrative
lacked that certain Je Ne Sais Wow! because partway through
she cut in and said, "Okay! Thanks so much! We'll keep you
in mind! Just in case, you know, we do a show like that, you
know, something... crafty-like. Thanks!!"
And so there will be no "Mosely Mo (Mo is short for Mosely
Josely which is what I was called growing up) and Rachel Ray
But in the interim I *did* think about what it would be like
to be on the show, IF they would refrain from calling my sculptures
I didn't see myself on her couch on the set in NYC with a
room at a fancy hotel with a doorman, but rather sitting in
my special garden along the canal where I make
plaids and we'd be all bundled up because it's getting
cold and maybe we'd have a bonfire. And we'd chat about art
and appliances and, just like my hero Polly in, "I've
Heard the Mermaids Singing", I would make the most astoundingly
brilliant comments about life and art and the Theory of Relativity
and then all my friends would nonchalantly drop by, conveniently
wearing their art as sandwhich boards or sculptures as hats.
It'd be just like Pee Wee's Playhouse and everyone would get
on TV! There'd be no end to the parade of artists with art
in hand and I'd introduce them all to Rachel Ray.
I'd say, "Amy
"Bannerqueen" Johnquest! What are you doing here? Gosh!
Boy" banner looks fabulous as a dashieki! Rachel, did
you know Amy and I are showing at the NCA
next month? Do come!" And RR (we'd be BFFs by now) would be
so chagrined that she couldn't make the reception with rumored
accordian player and wine and cheese but she'd buy everyone's
art because she's a big, rich TV star! And then that song,
"Love is in the air" would come on and we'd all laugh and
dance around the garden in the setting sun and get parting
gifts like Swarovsky Crystal-encrusted Blackberries and Harry
Winston diamond friendship rings and gilded sushi.
So you can see why I'll never be on the Rachel Ray show. But
my version of events was fun while it lasted.
Pictured: Rachel Ray WOWing the studio audience with my
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ARE WE HERE
Works on Paper
and Installation by Larry Slezak
TABER ART GALLERY
ARE WE HERE YET?
Works on Paper and Installation by LARRY SLEZAK
Oct. 9 - Nov.2, 2006
Gallery talk/Reception - Wed. Oct.11
11am - 1pm - gallery talk begins at noon
The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is conveniently
accessed through the HCC Campus Library in the Donahue Building.
Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 9am - 6pm
SUBSCRIBER BONUS! Larry invites everyone recieving Mo's newsletter to
his invitational closing party on Thursday Nov. 2nd from 5:30
- 7:30 PM. SAVE the DATE! (it's the day-o-da-dead) !!!!***
Holyoke Community College
TABER ART GALLERY
Amy Johnquest, Director
303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040
Cause - A Benefit for Cancer Connection
Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22 from 12-5PM
Cause - A Benefit for Cancer Connection
(A drop-in center offering free programs and support services
to those living with cancer)
featuring work by Liz
Chalfin, Joyce Silverstone, Lynn
Peterfreund, Julie Rivera, Joan Wiener and Mary Ann Kelly
Gallery at 19 Forbes, 19 Forbes Ave. Northampton, MA. Opening
reception Saturday, October 21st and Sunday October 22 from
Additional viewings by appointment through Sunday, October 29th.
call 413.584.7057 to schedule.
and Ruth Kjaer at Gallery A3
on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8
Helena Dooley and Ruth Kjaer will exhibit their work at Gallery
A3 during the month of November.
Dooley will show small scale installations and reverse paintings
on glass. Kjaer exhibits mixed media paintings from her series
“Classics: Now and Then.”
The exhibit runs from November 2 through December 2 and there
will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12-6 pm. The gallery
is located at 28 Amity Street in Amherst in the Amherst Cinema
Building. For more information call 413-256-4250.
Image: Carved in Stone, mixed media painting by Ruth Kjaer
pictured: Carved in Stone, mixed media painting by Ruth
Jr. at ATM Gallery October 20 - November 25
- October 20 6-9pm
My solo show of new drawings opens on October 20th at ATM gallery.
I hope you can stop by.
Michael ferris Jr.
"As Beautiful As"
October 20 - November 25
Opening Reception - October 20 6-9pm
619 b west 27th street
New York, New York 10001
Tuesday - Saturday 11-6
Prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen
NOTE--->>>Venue change! Manhan Cafe, 72 Union St., Easthampton
Multiples, prints by Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen, is
being show at Manhan Cafe, 72 Union St., Easthampton
from October 16 through November 9.
There will be a reception on Sunday October 22 from 2 pm
to 4 pm. Hours of the Cafe are during the week, 6 am to 6 pm
and weekends, 7 am to 6 pm
Rachel Gugler is exhibiting pieces that are etchings, intaglio
and drypoint. Her work is reflective and imbued with mood, humor
Doris Madsen is showing pieces of prickly pears which are primarily
monotypes mixed with some drypoint. Her uses of ink and image
are layered and sometimes transparent creating prints whose
colors are subtle and engaging.
Rachel Gugler and Doris Madsen both work as printmakers at Zea
Mays in Florence.
Pictured at left-ish: Doris Madsen
The venue didn't really change, we just had a mix-up. So don't
go to Zea Mays Printmaking Studio. NoNoNo. The reception won't
at the A.P.E. October 7 - 30
Terry Rooney at the A.P.E. October 7 - 30
Reception Friday the 13th, 5-8 PM
The house constructions in this exhibit, which embody
20 years of my work, were inspired by the renovation of my house
in the Berkshires. Living through the tearing down and building
up, moving from room to room, living without heat, a roof, not
knowing where anything was, made me realize how very affected
I was by the state of my home. Living amid the sawdust and noise
also made me appreciate how women through the ages have been
the keepers of the house, taking care of our homes, nurturing
our schildren, cooking cleaning. I started applying the shape
of a a woman's body onto my houses to evoke this reality. The
female breasts, her round belly, her curvy shape soften these
by David Bradford @ The Oxbow Gallery
- October 29, 2006
Paintings by David Bradford
October 12 - October 29, 2006
David Bradford will be exhibiting recent paintings at the Oxbow
Gallery at 275 Pleasant St in Northampton.
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5 ( Fri 12-8)
This exhibit of David Bradford's paintings consists of work
done over the past 2 1/2 years. Many of the paintings are landscapes,
some done in Montana where Bradford paints during the summer.
Others are variations of views of Northampton, where he lives
and works during the year, and still others were painted in
San Francisco, overlooking the bay.
Bradford shows regularly at Bowery Gallery in New York City
and has shown at the Blizard Gallery at Springfield College,
Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, and 55 Mercer Gallery in
New York City.
He attended Skidmore College and received an MFA from Parsons
School of Design. Bradford writes of his work:
I paint because I want to try to represent things that I see.
I want to paint them according to my feeling and my imagination.
But as soon as I begin, I am confronted by the necessity of
using a pictorial language. This lends a certain focus and direction
to the imagination, and dictates certain decisions. As I continue
to work, I struggle to reconcile the language of painting (spatial
sensations, locations, light sensations, color relations, scale)
with the presence, openness, and infinite possibilities of the
reality in front of me. Ultimately, my goal, as Andre Derain
once wrote, is "to give life to a dead surface". Bradford's
work can also be viewed at www.bradfordpaintings.com
pictured: Lazy E-L Ranch II 2005, 24"x36", oil on canvas
The Kids Best
Fest, Northampton’s international children’s film festiva
talent, aged 18 and under
The Kids Best
Fest, Northampton’s international children’s film festival,
is looking to expand the program for 2007!
The Northampton Arts Council is seeking local talent, aged 18
and under, to showcase their short films in February as part
of this year’s line-up. In addition to bringing international
short and feature length films to Northampton, this year the
Kids Best Fest will include the talents of our local children
and teenagers in the festivities, and give them the opportunity
to display their talents on the big screen at the beautiful
Academy of Music Theatre.
As we work on developing this new and exciting program, we would
like to find out what interest there is for this event among
the young filmmakers of the Pioneer Valley area. Please forward
this email to the teachers, parents, and youth leaders in your
community so that they can share this exciting opportunity with
Those interested in participating in Kid Best Fest 2007 can
email the Northampton Arts Council by October 31, 2006 at firstname.lastname@example.org
with their contact information, including the title and length
of the (DVD format) film they would like to submit for consideration.
We will respond to emails with specific submission information.
Please contact us by phone or email with any questions.
The Academy of Music Theatre and Northampton Arts Council
present Kids Best Fest February 19-24, 2007.
We look forward to collaborating with the area’s youth to further
promote the arts in our community!
Northampton Arts Council
at the Northampton Center for the Arts
17 ~~ In the second installment of this year’s Pre-School Performing
Arts Series, The Beautiful Future Band will guide children on
a lively musical journey around the world with joyful songs,
games, movement and laughter. The band performs charming
original compositions as well as songs in languages from other
lands. The series is supported by a generous grant from the
Xeric Foundation and is designed to introduce children to the
arts. Performances begin at 10:30 a.m., last 45 minutes and
will continue on November 21 with Hoopoe the Clown and on December
19 with Henry the Juggler. Monthly performances will continue
in the new year.
OCTOBER 20-21 ~~ Suzanne Willett, known as “the feminazi,”
will bring her feminist comedy to the Center for a two-night
stand at 8 p.m. Willett won the Talent of Tampa Bay competition
and was a finalist at California's Funniest Female contest.
She has opened for Billy Gardell, Basile and JJ Walker. She's
been on TV and radio and reviewed in major newspapers. What
better place for feminist comedy than Northampton? Willett suggests:
“Search for sexist pigs, hear the Virgin Mary's story, unite
with your older sisters or simply share the pain of suburbia.”
Tickets are $20 ($7 for students with ID) and will be sold at
OCTOBER 22 ~~ Members of seven area dance companies and schools
will present “Just for Kicks,” their semi-annual benefit performance
for the Northampton Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. in the Center’s
performance space. The dance concert will feature Amherst
Ballet, Cadance, East Street Ballet, New England Dance Quarters
Performance Group, NEDQ Hip Hop, Pioneer Valley Ballet and Terpsichore
Ensemble. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under
12 and will be available at the door
SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES
- Friday, October 27, 7:30 PM
to the music of the Floyd Patterson Band, the Valley's best
Partake of sumptuous food courtesy of Blue Moon Catering;
North Shore Seafood and Sierra Grille.
Sample the wares at our cash bar stocked by Four Seasons
Wine, Berkshire Brewing Company and Valley Vodka and featuring
the Martini Bar, including—back by popular demand—the "Artini".
Take your chances on the fabulous raffle of exquisite
gifts, products and services that beautify from head to toe,
including facial treatments donated by Aesthetic Laser and Cosmetic
Surgery Center and Northampton Dermatology Associates, and a
custom teeth whitening system from Dr. Martin Wohl, as well
as items or services donated by Salon Herdis, Don Muller Gallery,
The Mountain Goat, Laura Radwell Jewelry, Harlow Luggage, Cedar
Chest, Suki All-Natural Personal Care Products, Strada Shoes
and J. Rich, not to mention dance lessons with Beth Duryea and
Additional sponsors are: Northampton Rental Center; The Daily
Hampshire Gazette; 93.9 The River; Faces; Construct Associates,
Inc.; Gerard & Ghazey, PC; Landscapes; Singer Polito Associates,
Inc.; Burrows, Weiss & Bloomberg; Whalen Insurance.
Tickets are $50 per person and include a shot at the raffle;
additional raffle tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds
of ball, raffle tickets and cash bar will benefit our new community
All tickets may picked up at the door but because numbers
are limited, advance reservations are recommended. Call the
Center 413.584.7327 to reserve. No credit cards.
pictured: "Shoes" illustration by Nanny Vonnegut; graphic
design by Alexis Neubert
Shakespeare & Company conjures up some frightful fun
and Edgar Allan Poe request the pleasure of giving you a really
This Halloween Shakespeare & Company conjures up some frightful
fun, with a live reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and The
Pendulum, and a performance of Edith Wharton’s marvelous ghost
story, Kerfol - about an ancient chateau in the wilds of Brittany
where guests relive an ancient, haunting murder.
No one sleeps at Kerfol. Not even the dead.
It’s Wharton at her most imaginative, adapted by Dennis Krausnick,
especially for those who enjoy great writing and good scare.
“The whole place is a tomb.” Kerfol
Reserve your place at Kerfol noW. We dare you! Two weekends
only. October 19-29, 2pm & 7pm Tickets: 413-637-3353 or
Shakespeare.org Discounts and Group Rates Available Purchase
tickets by Oct. 15 and save 20% Mention Code 0901 when ordering
tickets Shakespeare & Company
The Mount and Shakespeare & Company double dare you to
enjoy Edith Wharton’s eerie side, and save 25% on both.
On the days of the Kerfol performances, and only through this
special arrangement with The Mount, you can tour Edith Wharton’s
estate in the afternoon and take in the Kerfol performance and
live Poe reading in the evening for 25% off the regular ticket
price. Take advantage of this special limited time, autumn special
to see where Edith Wharton lived and wrote, learn about her
life and lifestyle, and to stroll through the gardens and wonderful
landscape that inspired her.
Then come to Founders’ Theatre and enjoy the adaptation of Kerfol,
Wharton’s classic ghost story, and to hear a Company member
read Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum.
Don’t miss the special opportunity to spend a few hours of
daylight with Edith Wharton and the dark of night with her and
Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets must be purchased by October 15. Call
the Shakespeare & Company Box Office, 413-637-3353 for details,
or check them out on line. Mention code 0902 when ordering tickets.
The Mount in Lenox
Call your friends now and make a special day if it. The Mount,
Shakespeare & Company and Asters Restaurant invite you to
take part in a special group package celebrating Edith Wharton’s
work. Reservations must be made for 10 people or more.
Your group will enjoy a 3:00pm tour of The Mount estate and
gardens. Then, after a specially arranged fall dinner at Aster’s,
the chills begin at 7pm in Founders’ Theatre with a spine tingling
reading of The Pit and The Pendulum, followed by a performance
of Kerfol. Make plans, call your friends, office colleagues,
book club, professional association or church group and enjoy
this unique, Berkshire autumn day. You don’t want to visit Kerfol
Tour, Dinner, Live Performance -All inclusive for $80.00
Reservations must be made by October 15. Details and Tickets
at Shakespeare.org, or call Margit Hotchkiss in our Group Sales
Office, 413-637-1199 ext 132. There are a limited number of
seats and performance dates available for the special package
rates. Call ahead for reservations and information. Mention
Code 0903 when ordering tickets
AT THE PEOPLES PINT
October 18th, 2006
(flute/vocals) and Karl Rausch (guitar) are the core of
the Clay Jazz Band. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah
and Karl often perform as a duo. When the situation calls for
a trio, we add a bass player; add a drummer for a quartet.
We mostly play jazz standards: Swing, Latin, Bossa Nova, Ballads
and Blues, with an occasional original thrown in just to keep
Can you dance to our music? Oh, yes! Most jazz standards were
written to get you out of your seat and on to the dance floor.
But songs also tell a story – of lost love, new love, hopeless
love, glorious love! Telling those stories and seeing smiles
of recognition in the audience is one of the joys of being a
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
The People's Pint
Third Wednesday of each Month - 8-10 pm
24 Federal Street
Greenfield MA 01301
Price: No cover/Tips/CDs for sale
Fresh brewed beer and ginger ale, excellent pub fare, friendly
Through the Artists' Hands & Heart project
at the National
Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA
Wolf is one of the artists participating in the Sweet Shelter:
Through the Artists' Hands & Heart project at the National
Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
This project consists of fifteen 2 foot by 4 foot panels created
by community artists working either in solo or collaboratively
exploring concepts and themes around the holiday of Sukkot/Sukkes.
Panels will hang at the Center throughout October. All are
welcome to an Artists' Reception on October 25th from 7-9.
The panels are also presented on line, along with more information,
Work by Robin Prichard
A.P.E. presents Learning to Listen, dance theater work by
Robin Prichard, on October 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. A.P.E. is located
at 150 Main Street, third floor in downtown Northampton. Tickets
are $12 general, $8 student, and reservations can be made by
calling (413) 586-5553.
Learning to Listen consists of several dance works by local
choreographer Robin Prichard that have premiered throughout
the world in cities as varied as New York, Miami, and Sydney,
This Northampton performance will be the works' Massachusetts
premiere. With Learning to Listen, Ms. Prichard says she hopes
to warmly invite the audience in, to leave them gasping with
laughter and sorrow, and to sneak in sideways a little philosophical
epiphany along the way. Her goal is to create a concert that
is both philosophically and viscerally challenging, using the
full range of emotion from humor to pathos to impact
THANKS TO VERY SPECIAL BFFs
more wonderful things happened. I got donations from a few subscribers
which is why I could afford a little french and a whole lot
of links in this newsletter.
to Bruce Barone, Easthampton Photographer and Owner of Studio19
who was recently the Official Photographer at The Miss Junior
Teen America Pageant in Hartford, CT at which young women
from as far awy as Hawaii and Washington competed, and who
has a newsletter
AND whose hobbies include extreme
ironing among other things.
Special thanks to Silas
Kopf who is a master of wood marquetry and who recently
showed new work depicting Mr. Peanut and Betty Boop In
flagrante delicto (Latin: "while the crime is blazing"),
Bushels of thanks to Lyn
Horan who has work up now at KW
Home on Cottage Street in Easthampton which is beautiful
and which you can buy.
And truckloads of thanks to Mary Averill for whom I have no
link, sadly. But maybe she'll have a show soon that we can
FUND CALL TO ARTISTS
Art Fund is inviting artists to submit artwork for a juried
competition/exhibition that will benefit the Pascommuck Conservation
Trust’s crucial campaign to Save Echodale Farm in Easthampton,
Theme: “Land Visions”
Eligibility: artists working or living in the Pioneer
Media: any two-dimensional art created within the last
2 years, 1 piece only.
Submission fee: $20.
Jury awards and reception on Nov. 18th.
The winning artwork selected by the jury will be published as
a limited edition giclee print. All selected submissions will
be for sale during the exhibition/fundraiser held in Easthampton
from Nov. 18th through Dec. 31st.
Net proceeds from the sale of the prints and from all the original
artwork sold will benefit the Save Echodale Farm campaign.
Commission to artists on all art and giclee sales. Application
deadline is Sept. 30th, deadline for submission of artwork is
Oct. 31st. For more information and to request an application
form, please call Jill Lewis at 413-527-3738, or e-mail email@example.com.
To learn more about the campaign, please visit the Pascommuck
Conservation Trust website at www.pctland.org
ITEMS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
fun and easy! and FREE!
SUBMISSIONS YOU MUSTreview the submissions
guidelines link. I am going to have to reject submissions
with images too large, PDFs, missing text and from non-subscribers.
This newsletter is a community of support. If you send me a
submission but don't subscribe it's like you are saying you
want people to know about and attend your event but have no
interest in anyone else's events. We are all in this together.
And it takes a lot longer when I have to work on each submission
to make it fit in the newsletter.
Feedback to the new guidelines from Frank
Ward:, "Under that tough exterior of "follow the guidlines,
you idiot" is an artist/bodhisattva taking care of the artist
community while taking care of business."
News (2001) by Lasse Hallström
based on the novel by E. Annie Proulx, screenplay by Robert
Nelson Jacobs, starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench,
Cate Blanchett also starring Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn,
Rhys Ifans, Jason Behr, and Gordon Pinsent.
A man makes a journey to self-discovery when he returns to his
ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. After the death
of his estranged wife, Quoyle's (Kevin Spacey) fortunes begin
to change when his long lost Aunt Agnis (Judi Dench) convinces
him to head north with his daughter Bunny. He relocates to the
small coastal village of Killick-Claw. Quoyle lands a job as
a reporter for the local newspaper, The Gammy Bird. He reports
on the shipping news as he simultaneously attempts to adjust
to his new life and surroundings. In the course of his new career,
he confronts private demons, discovers dark family mysteries
and finds love with a lonely single mother (Julianne Moore)
who has a secret of her own.
If you haven’t seen this film, I urge you to. I don’t know exactly
why I didn’t see it at the time. Thought it would be boring.
But it is a truly wonderful film with great writing and direction
and personally I think it’s one of the best Spacey and Dench
films I’ve seen.
Dwight Smith is a dear friend of mine busy working on his
novel in Montreal. I am hoping that one day soon he'll share
sneak preview excerpts with us in this newsletter. And then
he can visit us on his book tour!
I am starting to see a theme in his movie pics relevant to
his novel as I have been privy to frequent drafts and I am
looking forward to the finished opus.
POETIC BONUS FROM DWIGHT SMITH
a bonus, this week I offer an translation of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s
(Mashkini’s husband) filmscript Love’s Turn.
This film was eventually forbidden in Iran. The link is to Words
Without Borders who, for anyone who doesn’t know who they are,
are this incredible group of people providing access to poets
and writers from all parts of the planet. Support them if you
Love’s Turn by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Translated from the Persian by Zjaleh Hajibashi
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: Nawbat-i asheqi (Love's Turn), a 1990
film by Makhmalbaf, provoked an intense public debate about
movie morality, specifically women’s control of their own sexuality.
IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
The second BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund award was granted this month
to Mo Ringey, publisher of Mo’s Better Living Through Art: Arts
& Culture Email Newsletter. The Board of Directors of the
Northampton Arts Council, Inc, on the recommendation of the
BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund committee, voted to award Mo Ringey
$500 towards the publishing of a weekly email newsletter featuring
local arts events, exhibitions, performances and readings. This
unique web-based project originally started as a newsletter
to a small group of friends and now serves hundreds of people
interested in arts and culture happening in the Pioneer Valley
and beyond. With this BJ Goodwin Memorial Fund award from the
Northampton Arts Council, Inc., Mo Ringey will have the opportunity
to continue to offer this important resource to the region.
To view or sign up for this free weekly newsletter visit http://www.moringey.com/newsletters.htm
|A 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 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
. Ralph is a really nice guy who recently
went rock hunting in China with our Kevin
. And Kevin's a really nice guy so it's
all logical and therefor valid. It exists.
4 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
ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
|Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event
Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006
Location: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
PA - USA
more details: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo
International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting
video/short.films to include in the next 2006 Exhibitions:
After Urban - University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia,
PA - USA (February 2007). The deadline for applications
is December 01, 2006.
The number of works with you can participate is unlimited.
All works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter
what the original source medium. The duration may
be any, with a preference given to a max lenght of
15 minutes. If you are interested, send your video
submissions (Name/Surname, City/Country, Film title,
Running time, Brief film synopsis) with a CV/biography,
videography and an introduction about the piece to:
arch. Luca Curci
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) - Italy
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization
that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue
between all artists from different cultures and countries.
We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful
to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals
who support our efforts. We work with a number of
national and international galleries as well as publishers,
museums, curators and writers from all over the world.
We help artists through solo and group exhibitions,
gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements,
press releases, internet promotion, as well as various
Participation open to: professional artists, architects
and designers, associate groups and studios.
2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 11 (application deadline: October
Steve Badanes, architect
Kyle Gann, composer
Marie Ponsot, poet
APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline: January
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)
MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline: February
Michael Burkard, poet
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artist
JULY 23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March
Cornelius Eady, playwright/poet
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
Denis Smalley, composer
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline:
May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Gioia Timpanelli, storyteller/author
"ACA allows artists from different disciplines the
opportunity to interact in a supportive space with
time for artistic production as well as isolated studio
time. It is a rare bird in the American cultural landscape."
Laura Owens (ACA Master Artist, 2006)
"My three weeks at ACA were a chance to focus in a
positive atmosphere amongst a diverse group of people
- all energetic and enthusiastic about making work
and sharing ideas. The collaborative possibilities
with Associates from other disciplines, the technical
support of the staff, the fantastic natural environment,
made my residency an unforgettable experience." Xana
Kudrjavcev-DeMilner (Associate Artist, 2006)
Since 1982, Atlantic Center's residency program has
provided artists from all artistic disciplines with
spaces to live, work, and collaborate during three-week
residencies. Located just four miles from the east
coast beaches of central Florida, the pine and palmetto
wooded environment contains award-winning studios
that include a resource library, painting studio,
sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black
box theater, writer's studio, and digital computer
lab. Each residency session includes three master
artists of different disciplines. The master artists
each personally select a group of associates - talented,
emerging artists - through an application process
administered by ACA. During the residency, artists
participate in informal sessions with their group,
collaborate on projects, and work independently on
their own projects. The relaxed atmosphere and unstructured
program provide considerable time for artistic regeneration
and creation. Atlantic Center for the Arts provides
housing (private room/bath with work desk), weekday
meals (provided by ACA chef) and 24 hour access to
shared studio space. financial Aid is available to
For more information on how to apply, please telephone
(386) 427-6975 or (800) 393-6975 (domestic US only)
or visit www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*All applications must be postmarked by the application
*Photo: Eric White ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
October 21, 2006 CALL FOR ARTISTS: Studio Montclair
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: www.studiomontclair.org
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
Nov 01, 2006 SCULPTURE ARTIST RESIDENCY
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
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 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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-
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:
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FOR CLASSES AT ZEA MAYS PRINTMAKING
|We still have a few openings in this wonderful
workshop coming up in the next couple of weeks - if
you're interested, call or email the studio at 413.584.1783
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures of work,
information about the guest artists and much more
information is available on our website: www.zeamaysprintmaking.com
Register now, they won't be offered again for quite
Printing with Plastic
with Meredith Broberg
October 28-29, 2006, 10-5, $250 includes materials
Combine Rembrandt's techniques with Dupont's plastics
to make prints which are expressive and inexpensive!
Instead of traditional copper plates, we'll use thin
sheets of plastic to explore drypoint and collotype.
Drypoint involves scratching lines directly into the
plate, whether fine detail or big gestures. Collotype
prints are made from textural plates, with lots of
possibilities for rich, painterly images. Both processes
are relatively direct and fast, which makes it easy
to work spontaneously and intuitively. Since drypoint
is linear and collotype is tonal, these techniques
combine especially well. It can be very freeing to
work with materials that are easy to use and inexpensive--come
explore the possibilities! This workshop is suitable
for anyone new to printmaking and to printmakers interested
in loosening up and widening their working process.
|NEW WAY TO GET NOTICED--
Click and see for yourself www.gawker.com
~Thanks to the happy-go-lucky Michael Kusek
There are so many ways to get you and your events
listed free and I am here to remind you of them. There's
me and WFCR and local.masslive.com, which I am very
fond of (see intro).
Dear Presenting Organization,
Thank you for contacting WFCR regarding changes to
our Arts Calendar. Until recently, competition for
limited broadcast time forced us to choose a few events
for the onair Arts Calendar from among the many submitted
each week; the majority of events did not enjoy the
advantages of onair promotion. In order to correct
this disparity, we have expanded and enhanced our
online Arts Calendar, and streamlined the submissions
process so that qualifying groups retain full control
over how their events are presented to the public.
The WFCR Online Arts Calendar is a comprehensive listing
of events in our listening area. As a local presenting
organization, you can now submit your events quickly
and easily online using the "submit event" section
of the Arts Calendar at http://www.WFCR.org/. All
events that meet our criteria will go live within
48 hours of submission. Follow these instructions
to add your events to our online WFCR Arts Calendar.
Using your web browser, visit WFCR's home page at
http://www.WFCR.org/ and click on the "Events" tab
at the top of the page. Click "Submit Event," on the
right-hand column of the resulting Events page, and
enter your information. Listings must be approved
by WFCR, so don't expect your submission to appear
immediately. A few hints:
Make sure you select the proper category for your
Enter the event at least two weeks prior to event
Include your contact information in case we have questions.
Fill out all information as completely as possible.
Listings with missing information are less likely
to be posted.
Check the drop-down boxes when entering venue information;
your venue may already be online.
Please note: Submissions that do not meet our guidelines
will not be posted. Arts, cultural, and entertainment
events will likely be accepted. Public lectures and
presentations will also be considered. We will approve
submissions only from non-profit organizations, and
only if they meet our criteria. WFCR reserves the
right to decline or remove any submission.
The WFCR Arts Calendar will give your events the coverage
they deserve on a timely basis. It is among the most
heavily visited sections of the WFCR.org website.
If you have questions about the WFCR Arts Calendar,
or if you would like a walk-through of the submission
process, please contact me at 413-545-1684 or email@example.com.
Thanks, and good luck with your events!