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OCTOBER 30, 2006
 
 
F words
And shows going on.

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So Amy Johnquest and I are showing at the NCA this month. Not together, mind you, but at the same time in the same place but in separate rooms, yet together as in a separate sort of togetherish solitary unity. I am calling it a together showing.

And this show has been Fraught with obstacles and drama from the start causing both of us to make trips to the ER and battle Sysiphean paranoia-inducing odds.

First there was my studio Fire. Then Amy Fell and F***ed up her wrist and had to get X-rayed and eXamined. Then I got Food poisoning and had to have IVs and couldn't (cannot yet) eat Food. But we have persevered and we are going to have two receptions so we can have a First one and a second one. The second one is the Fun one and yet you are all invited to both.

The First reception will be on Art's Night Out because it is Foreordained. And that will be 5-7 PM and then at precisely 7 PM everyone has to get the *F* OUT immediately because there is an event afterward. This will be a more somber affair with a few chips and some seltzer. We can't afford wine and etc for both. But you can bring your own.

Then, because we don't like the idea of shoving everyone out the door we are having another non-shoving reception Sunday, November 12 from 4-7 in which no one has to be shoved out and as part of the deal we have to clean up after but that's ok. We have dogs. We love you. Cleaning up after you is an honor we will cherish especially since it isn't an F word.

For the second reception we are getting partial Food donations from Fresh Pasta Company and Spoleto (kisskiss to the sponsors). We will have some mediocre wine (unless someone knows a winery/wineshop/merchant/distributor/person(s) wanting to sponsor the wine and be a BFF and be adulated in this newsletter for a long time) and yet Fine entertainment and it will be Fun. We hope to see you there.

To reiterate:
Friday, November 10, 5-7 PM
Sunday, November 12 from 4-7
<--with Food and Fun and wine

(Those of you who have been along for the newsletter ride from the beginning will recall the S-word episode.)


ARE WE HERE YET?
Works on Paper and Installation by Larry Slezak
102_slezak.jpg The Holyoke Community College
TABER ART GALLERY
presents

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
(413) 552-2614

AMY AND ME AT THE NCA
3rd Floor Domestics & Odd Lots
1030_us.jpg AMY JOHNQUEST AND MO RINGEY SHOW OFFERS INTRIGUING WORKS AT CENTER FOR THE ARTS

NORTHAMPTON, MA— The Northampton Center for the Arts galleries will feature works of two artists during November: “Third Floor, Domestics” by Mo Ringey and “Odd Lots” by Amy Johnquest, aka “The Banner Queen.”

These intriguing shows will be on view November 7-30, Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there will be not one, but two receptions: Arts Night Out, Friday, November 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. The artists will be present at both events, and on November 12, there will be “dining delights” by Fresh Pasta and Spoleto and musical entertainment by Chris Haynes.

Mo began working in tempered glass about nine years ago when her car window was smashed outside her Boston apartment. She gathered and saved the glass and eventually made a vase. In the intervening years she has explored ways to make smashed, tempered glass into her own medium.

Says Mo: “Smashed glass is often associated with accident, crime, vandalism, perhaps violence. I see it as a metaphor for that part of all of us, the residue of past trauma and pain. We hardly notice other people’s smashed glass and step gingerly over it, yet we see our own. We are all composed of fragments of our past experiences, present lives, hopes and dreams. Using this medium to create something new is, to me, a metaphor for healing, transformation and evolution.”

Domestic objects provide the base for most of Mo's work. At the center, among the objects she is showing are “The Coolerator,” a 1934 icebox; "Narcissivision", a 1940's Philco TV; a bidet; an antique wringer- washer; a urinal; and three vintage counter stools from Miss Flo’s diner.

Johnquest is well known for her banners. “The old circus sideshow banners, like today’s billboards, with garish depiction’s and verbiage, promise more than what reality behind the tent delivers.” Her banners are based on actual people or animals and frequently “blatantly advertise things that are not for sale—and may not even exist,” Johnquest says. “They smack with an odd combination of tongue-in-cheek truth, invented history and sincerity.” Often the work is commissioned. “It’s like being hired to paint a sideshow of someone’s living room. This kind of portraiture puts a new twist on the family heirloom.”

In “Odd Lots,” Johnquest is showing both old and new works. Some of the new work is painted on tablecloths and found objects, for example, rather than on the cotton mesh fabric she uses for banners. All the paintings are displayed within an organically developed installation that includes odd art and artifacts. The perimeter of the room becomes an assemblage unto itself, making for a “weirdo pack-rat’s cabinet of curiosities.”

The above is from the NCA Press Release. I just cut and paste.

A screening of Tim Folland's video series:Tools for Destroying Paintings
Followed by discussion and behind-the-scenes stuff
1030_swill.jpg Thursday, November 2, 5 - 7 PM
Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tim Folland's King of The Crash Boom Bam, The Death Defying Dare Devil Tour 2006, and Swill Hole featuring the Paintor

From the dregs of existence, the sty of the solar system, comes Swill Hole a new work by artist and director Tim Folland which single handedly degenerates the last 100 years of hygiene. Swill Hole, featuring the Paintor, a scrappy and resourceful practitioner of the lost and wayward arts, will be installed and filmed in the Hampden Incubator Project Space during the month of November.

The packrat set for Swill Hole is a combination of Parisian artist hovel, Frankenstein-like lavatory, nomad's shanty and shaman's cave. The Paintor, armed with a make shift wine box camel pack of his own design, will primarily be working on two homemade, junk yard-dog experiments: the recipe for a perfect cup of coffee and a magical wine making apparatus, both of which will fuel a roller coaster of work throughout the month. Also on view will be Folland's Wall Drawing with a Crowbar video, a work that precedes Swill Hole and was filmed at SPACE Gallery Portland, ME in February 2006. This work also features the Paintor and continues in the long tradition of wall drawings: from Lascaux to the modern day Graffiti movement. This site-specific work used the gallery's sheet rocked walls as the Paintor's medium, thus transforming it into an object which bridges the gap between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms.

The set for Wall Drawing with a Crowbar is a site of demolition and creation, with the optimism of big-money lotto tickets strewn about, plaster dust, unfinished checker games and the remains of last nights party. The video examines the nature of art makin and intertwines it with themes of risk, devotion, hardship, and creativity.

Join the misadventures of Goldhead as this conductor of chaos rejunenates ruthlessness and embarks on another art destroying bender. Don't miss the irreverent stuntman frolics and high speed impact of this tenacious crafter of disaster.
www.myspace.com/foldhead.html

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Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5-7 PM

God and Country
Paintings by Canadians Matt Bahen and Scott Sawtell
www.umass.edu/fac
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Hampden Gallery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 2006 5 - 7 pm

November 16 from 4:30 - 6:30
A screening of Tim Folland's video series: Tools for Destroying Paintings followed by a behind the scenes look at the making of Tools for Destroying Paintings II - followed by a discussion with Artist and Director Tim Folland, Composer, Caleb Mulkerin, and Cinematographer: Scott Sutherland.

Helena Dooley and Ruth Kjaer at Gallery A3
opening reception on Thursday, November 2 from 5-8
109_a3.jpg Artists 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 Kjaer








2006 Burning Man Festival Slide Show Reggae Dance Party
Tuesday October 31st (Halloween)
1024_derek.jpg Halloween night visionary photographer Derek Goodwin will be showing a slide show of his photographs from the 2006 Burning Man Festival at the Cafe Evolution in Florence, MA.

After the slide show there will be a Reggae dance party with Megha representing Empress Sound. Please feel free to wear outrageous costumes worthy of Burning Man or Halloween, or come as yourself. There will be vegan hors d'oeuvres and festive festivities planned to encourage mingling and keep us all entertained.

The Burning Man Festival is a giant art festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. This year nearly 40,000 people from around the world came to participate in the event. At Burning Man the rules and taboos that are social constructs of our culture are either bent or ignored which creates a shift in consciousness for the participants. The desert climate takes away many of the comforts of modern life and puts everyone into a survival mode where during the heat of the day they must be conscious of hydration and at night the sudden drop of temperature. Add to the mix hundreds of randomly incredible art installations which are unlimited in size, scope and meaning that create an environment of constant surrealism, which is amplified further by the various states of dress of the participants, ranging from fantastical costumes that light up at night to complete nakedness during the day. There is a giant circle created in the desert of which the towering effigy known as "the man" stands in the center, and art cars of all sorts along with thousands of people on bikes and foot criss-cross what is called the "playa" in search of art, socializing and parties. At night almost every object and person at the event is illuminated with either lights or some type of flames. Many of the people there are fire dancers, and many of those who aren't have some other strange thing going on. On Saturday night hundreds of fire dancers surround "the man" in a circle known as "the conclave" and perform fire dances in a ritual leading up to the burning of the man, which is accompanied by fireworks and tornadoes of smoke and ash that spin off of the giant pyre and into the desert.

Derek was granted a press pass to this event and was also allowed into the conclave during the burning of the man. Derek is a pioneer in the field of digital visionary photography, in which he explores the undercurrents of his consciousness using shamanic rituals and sacraments. His photographs of Burning Man are divided by day and night, because the desert creates such a drastic division between the two. In the day Derek's photographs have the crisp awareness of a seasoned documentary photographer exploring an event. At night as Derek goes into his altered states of consciousness his photography takes on a spiritual depth and otherworldly aura that capture the shifting nature of space and time. The vivid colored lights and flames of Burning Man lend themselves to Derek's technique, the results of which might be best described as visionary impressionistic surrealism. Coin that you crazy art historians, I said it first!

Tuesday October 31st (Halloween)
Doors: 8pm
Slide Show: 9pm
Dance Party with DJ Megha representing Empress
Sound: immediately following
BYOB

Suggested $2 cover charge to help with expenses

Cafe Evolution
22 Chestnut Street
Florence, MA 01062
(413) 586-0200

Derek Goodwin Photography
(413) 320-1001

a small sampling of Derek's Burning Man 2006 Photos: http://veganica.com/category.php?catid=484

Derek's Professional Website: (a time capsule from 2002) www.derekgoodwin.com

The future of the arts in Greater Franklin County
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Shape the future of the arts in Greater Franklin County! Join the Fostering the Arts and Culture Partnership, Sat. November 4, GCC Main Campus,9:00-4.

Learn about the Creative Economy from experts in the field. Dream about where you want Franklin County arts to be in 2016 and define the steps to make that happen. Join forces and create a Manifesto to inspire Franklin County artists to grow their work and prosper. Learn from experts in the field how rural creative economies are being developed in other parts of the country. Hear the pivotal moments when successful local artists changed their careers.

This important event features Dr. Stuart Rosenfeld, a nationally renowned expert on the creative rural economy; Meri Jenkins, Massachusetts Cultural Council; Beth Siegel, Mt Auburn Associates, authors of Congressman Olver’s Northern Tier study; Craig Dreeszen, Dreeszen and Associates. Artists from throughout Franklin County will participate on panel discussions.

Advanced registration (by Thurs., Nov. 2) required. $20 will cover breakfast and a catered lunch. Registration number is: Creative Economy Summit (CSW 669). To register by phone call the 24 hour line with credit card at 413.774.7690 (VISA, Mastercard, Discover accepted), or call Karen/Gail at 413-775-1803 M-F 9 - 5.

To register by mail make checks out to GCC for $20, and mail to: Greenfield Community College, Fostering the Arts - N317, One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information contact Dee at 413-775-1264 or visit www.massartandculture.org

"Elvi in Paris", Image from the newsletter archives . Don't blame GCC for this. ~Mo

The Florence Poetry Festival annual review "Silkworm 2006"
Sunday, Nov. 19 - 1-5 pm at the Florence Community Center
20_matt.jpg On Oct 1, 2006, the Florence Poetry Festival scheduled for Look Park was cancelled due to monsoon rains. We will not be defeated. We will rise from the muck. We will re-group and re-claim our birthright to bring poetry to the people.

The Florence Poetry Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 from 1-5 pm at the Florence Community Center Auditorium, 140 Pine St, Florence.

This is a FREE event, open to the public!

Poetry books, information and copies of our annual review "Silkworm 2006" will be available.

Homemade goodies and light refreshments will be served. We promise an exiting afternoon of diverse and vibrant poetry!

Call Tom at 584-5914 for more information.

Sincerely,
Tom Clark, aka Tommy Twilite
Founding Co-director
Florence Poets Society
P.O. Box 60355
Florence Ma 01062-0355
www.florencepoetssociety.org
email - FPOETS@localnet.com

Mo Note: The Florence Poets Society has honored my late brother, Matthew (pictured, 6/19/62 - 3/24/85), by including one of his works as the closing poem in the book.

He lived in and is buried in Florence and so he is a Florence poet. He left behind a book of poetry which is my most treasured possession.

Hartford Artists Annual Open Studio Weekend
November 4th and 5th, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00.
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Hartford Artists Annual Open Studio Weekend is coming up November 4th and 5th, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 5:00.



For more information or if you have any questions contact me at gary@garyjacobsart.com

or go to www.open-studio.com.

















NCA EVENTS THIS MONTH
~~Thursday, November 2, at 7 p.m. “Arias for the Rain Forest,” a benefit presented by the Global Classroom, a grassroots, international organization run by a small core of dedicated volunteers. The concert will feature French soprano, Ismerie Leveque, singing classic arias specially selected to accompany stunning rain forest images taken by Global Classroom founder and world traveler Colin Garland. Five years in the making, the event will highlight the collaborators’ dedication to each of their life’s passions. LeVeque will perform familiar arias from Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and others, and Garland will speak about the Costa Rican rain forest, its biological diversity and Global Classroom’s impact on local students. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students; children under 12 are free. For more information visit the Global Classroom Web site

~~Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, the Center will join its neighbor, the Academy of Music, in celebrating “Shamrockin’ Weekend” by offering after-the-show parties for the Academy’s trio of events featuring Irish music, dance and lore. In the Center’s ballroom, party attendees will enjoy music and dance just across the street from the Academy. Friday night’s party (about 9:30 p.m.) will feature a traditional session with Tir na Nog. Saturday night (also about 9:30 p.m.), it’s the Burke brothers of Spancil Hill along with the lively steps of Siobhan Burke and company. On Sunday, about 5 p.m., band members from Wild Asparagus and a set-dance caller will host an Irish Ceili. Admission will be $5 for each party with a cash beer (BBC on tap) and wine bar. If you can’t get to the Academy, you can still come to the Center!

In the meantime, to find out about the Academy's “Shamrockin' Weekend” program—Friday’s “Women in Arms,” dance, stories and music depicting the lives of women from Irish mythology; Saturday’s performance by the Diver sisters, a.k.a. Screaming Orphans; and Sunday’s “Irish Rocks the Opera House,” a heavy-hitting lineup of Celtic bands and dancers—see the Academy Web site for much more detail.

~~Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. to midnight, Hendrix Tribute 2006, produced by Nona Hatay, a multi-media event showcasing talented Valley musicians, including electric teen bands with members from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School as well as experienced performers like Dave Boatwright, Eric Lee on electric violin, Erik Lawrence on sax and Kiss the Sky doing their own renditions of Jimi Hendrix’s music. You’ll see rare Hendrix film footage, one-of-a-kind Hendrix photo artworks and other memorabilia along with special guests who have strong Hendrix connections, not to mention a ‘60’s vintage light show! Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door and are available at Ultra Gal, Northampton; Night Owl Records, Easthampton; Mystery Train Records, Amherst; About Music, Greenfield; and the Bookmill, Montague or by mail Box 1351 Northampton MA 01061

~~Friday- Saturday, November 10-11, oral historian Revan Schendler and playwright/director John Hadden present readings of a collaborative theater project that gives voice to women veterans from Western Massachusetts who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project, “Women at War,” brings together students, veterans, and civilians to engage in a series of public conversations about women’s experiences of war and the return home. Performers include Amanda Lopez, daughter of one of the veterans interviewed, and student at Northampton High School; Jo Comerford, director of programs at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts; and Julie Nelson, professor of theater at the University of Massachusetts. Performances will be Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets are free for veterans and students; $10 for others.

~~Mondays, November 13-December 18, a new series of dance lessons—swing, salsa, merengue, bachata— by Anastasia Christie who wants to share her passion and skills honed over 17 years of dance experience, including teaching, choreography, ballroom competition, performance, and the DVD instruction for “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Ballroom Dancing.” For details of hours and cost, visit the Center’s Web site For even more information, visit Christie’s Web site

~~Friday-Sunday, November 17-19, The premiere of a new play, “Burning Words,” by New York playwright Peter Wortsman, staged by the Hampshire Shakespeare Company and directed by Lucinda Kidder. This story of courage and dedication to the defense of religious rights, long obscured by the veils of history, is a powerful drama that depicts one man’s courage in the face of ignorance. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Reserved seating is $25; $15 general admission; $10 for students with ID. For more detail, visit the company’s Web site

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The Northampton Center for the Arts is on the third floor at 17 New South Street in the Sullivan Building of the Old School Commons. Its office and galleries are open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. email: ncfa@nohoarts.org phone: 413-584-7327 web: http://www.nohoarts.org

NORTHAMPTON ARTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, November 10, 5-8 PM
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Visit 18 galleries, shops
between 5 and 8 p.m.


Northampton continues its Arts Night Out program Friday, November 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. (unless the duration is otherwise noted in individual listings below), offering open galleries at 18 locations, all within a short walk in the city's downtown area. The event is organized by participating art and craft organizations and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, and is sponsored by the Northampton Cooperative Bank, 93.9 (The River), and the Valley Advocate.

Highlighted in November are several galleries:
~~Claytopia, downstairs at 157 Main Street, is introducing pottery wheels to its studio with demonstrations beginning at 5 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m., New Hampshire potter Brian Murphy will teach a two-hour intensive wheel workshop. Visitors are invited to watch and/or sign up for future workshops.

~~Naked Art Gallery, 492 Pleasant Street, will have a solo exhibition, “Reconceived Symmetry,” of new works by Brian Burris. A firefighter and EMT in Worcester, Burris, who will be present at the reception, has been painting for 23 years. His approach is a minimalist, impressionistic one, with increasing tendency towards elements of process/layer painting, involving the removal of those layers, as well as the diffusion and distressing of the acrylic. He shows regularly in the Worcester area and “is looking forward to showing in Northampton because of its thriving art scene and creative community spirit.”

~~Old Courthouse Gallery, 99 Main Street, is showing the streetscapes of John A. Dunphy, a self-taught artist, who works exclusively with oils. His subjects include scenes from his native Northampton as well as other favorite locations. He works from multiple photographs of a particular building or landscape, adding or subtracting design elements and embellishing the color scheme to create a unique and evocative perspective.

~~At the Smith College Museum of Art, where free admission begins at 4 p.m. on Arts Night Out (second Fridays), there is much to be seen but a couple of highlights are: “Women Are Beautiful,” the work of noted American photographer Garry Winogrand; and “The Coronation of the Virgin,” an important Northern Renaissance Altarpiece recently acquired by the museum.

~~The Oxbow Gallery, 275 Pleasant Street, will be showing the works of two artists: Elizabeth Meyersohn whose landscapes—small and large—describe a particular time of day and quality of light and Barbara Neulinger whose paintings, relating to coastlines, far-off mountain ranges and fragments of geology, layer translucent and opaque color.

~~Alfredo's Gallery, 6 Crafts Avenue, is sponsoring an Arts Night Out "Welcome to Northampton" of the new business that is Alfredo’s next door neighbor: C.S.O.R.K. Fair Trade Fashion. C.S.O.R.K., at 8 Crafts Avenue, features beautiful and unique women's fashions made by artists and artisans in Peru, says Alfredo, “a must-see for those who are interested in the intersection of the arts and fashion design.”

~~The Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South Street, third floor, has two shows: “Odd Lots,” the work of Amy “The Banner Queen” Johnquest and "Third Floor, Domestics" by Mo Ringey. While some of Johnquest’s work will be her familiar banners, she will also show new work that is painted on other surfaces like old table clothes and found objects. For nearly a decade, Ringey has explored ways to use smashed, tempered glass to transform objects—usually domestic objects—like the 1934 ice box, a bidet, an old Philco television or the vintage Miss Flo’s diner stools she will be showing at the Center. Arts Night Out at the Center is from 5 to 7 p.m.

~~A.P.E. Arts, 150 Main Street, third floor, has two shows “Vision-Scapes & Mandalas” by Vitek J. P. Kruta, a professional artist, muralist, art restorer, designer and teacher, who came to the U.S. in 1991. Kruta was trained in Old-World techniques of decorative and fine arts in Czech Republic and Germany, where he attended schools and worked as restorer of historical buildings, castles and churches. A.P.E.’s other show is “Cheap Art,” a group show organized and curated by Anne Thalheimer. Artists include Thalheimer, Rick Beaupre III, Krystal Graybeal, Aliene de Souza Howell, Coren Michael Rau, and Jenn Burdick-Poitras, among others. All of the works shown will in some way be cheap, either by being low in price, made of recycled or found materials, or crafted from materials originally intended for other tasks.

Participating arts venues are: Alfredo’s; APE Third Floor Arts; Artisan Gallery; Basha Oriental Rugs; Claytopia; Don Muller Gallery; Guild Art Supply; R. Michelson Galleries; Northampton Center for the Arts; Northampton Pottery; Old Court House Gallery; Oxbow Gallery; Pinch; Scandihoovians. com; Silverscape Designs; Smith College Museum of Art; The Naked Art Gallery; and William Baczek Fine Arts. Arts Night Out takes place, rain or shine, on the second Friday of each month year-round. Admission is free, and free parking is available at the Smith College parking garage on West Street (Route 66). A map with description of participating galleries, studios and shops, are available at Arts Night Out locations and the Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant Street. There will be entertainment and refreshments at many venues. Take a walk and see the (arts) sights in Northampton.

ARTS WALK EASTHAMPTON
Saturday, November 11th from 5-8 PM.
1030_eho.jpg The weather may be getting colder, but the creative scene is heating up with the second Art Walk Easthampton on Saturday November 11th from 5-8 PM.

Sixteen locations host visual, music and performance art in a creative sampling of regional and national talent. Many of the venues also host public receptions, and all of the events are free. Most locations are along Cottage Street and lower Union Street.

Guests can easily identify art walk locations by the large, yellow banners outside. Free parking is available at three lots and on-street along the route.

Among November's featured events:
~~Jeff Mack’s delightful illustrations at Manhan Café, 72 Union Street.

~~ A group show of assemblage art at Easthampton Municipal Building, 50 Payson Avenue.

~~ Watercolor, oil and India ink washes by Marcia Reed at her studio, 1 Railroad Street.

~~ Andy Nicotera’s paintings at Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream, 34 Cottage Street.

~~ Peter Ruhf’s still life paintings at Curves, 60 Cottage Street.

~~ “And let there be light” a photography show by Michael Crawford at Goodlander Gallery, 64 Cottage Street.

~~ Acrylic paintings by Debbie Tautznik at ReMax Hill & Valley, 78 Cottage Street.

~~ Middle Eastern belly dancing by members of troupe “Sahibat” at KW Home, 82 ½ Cottage Street.

~~ “Vessels, Earth & Roots”, a show of watercolor paintings by Pamela Goldberg at Awen Tree, 102 Cottage Street.

~~ New England dance music by Ron Midget, including a violin made in the area in 1892, at Luthier’s Co op, 108 Cottage Street.

And there's even more. Art Walk Easthampton is new every month. Come experience the community’s creativity and have some fun. More details at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org

"INTO THE LIGHT" - spectacular photography of Michael Crawford
artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 11th 5-8 pm
1024_crawford.jpg "INTO THE LIGHT" , spectacular photography of Michael Crawford.

This former San Francisco photographer, brings his incredible photographic works along with his move to the Pioneer Valley. Strong textures, clean lines and rich, saturated colors are the hallmarks of photographer Michael Crawford. His contemporary art photography emphasizes rich colors and clean patterns, often with unusual perspectives. See how bold structures can free the imagination rather than box it in.

Running Nov 1-30th, artist reception on Saturday, Nov. 11th 5-8 pm. Goodlander Gallery
open Tu-Thu 10-5, Fri 12-7, Saturday 10-4.

Goodlander Gallery 64 Cottage Street Easthampton, Ma 01027 413-527-4850 www.goodlandergallery.com goodlandergallery@yahoo.com

"THIRD TIME'S A CHARM"
November 11th, 2006 - February 9th, 2007
1030_luke.jpg "THIRD TIME'S A CHARM"
The new show
Celebrating 3 years of crazy paintings by Luke J. Cavagnac

November 11th, 2006 - February 9th, 2007
Opening/Party SATURDAY November 11th, 2006 from 6 until 9 p.m.

IT WILL BE A GOOD TIME at THE INVISIBLE FOUNTAIN
116 Pleasant Street Suite #206
Easthampton MA 01027
413.527.9300
invisiblefountain.com
gallery hours: T&T 11-7, W&F 11-6
also by appointment

come see hundreds upon hundreds of paintings, taste the wine & food, maybe even join the club!

The Invisible Fountain is where Luke Cavagnac paints and displays his "Art." He has completed over 2100 paintings to date & the gallery recently attained it's landmark 1111th day since opening in 2003. ART FOR ALL, ALL FOR ART

Exciting news this month: there's a Cavagnac on the cover of the Sept/Oct issue of Tapeop magazine!

THIS NEWSLETTER BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY BILL MYERS
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EXIT ART ANNOUNCES YEAR-LONG SERIES OF EVENTS
ADDRESSING CRITICAL ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ART
EXIT ART ANNOUNCES YEAR-LONG SERIES OF EVENTS ADDRESSING CRITICAL ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF ART IN THE 21st CENTURY

First Event: WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Conversations on Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll Organized by Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine

Saturday October 28, 12 noon-6 pm at EXIT ART 475 Tenth Ave. (36 St.) NYC
SEX 12-1:30 pm
Moderator Brandon Holley, Editor in Chief, Jane Magazine Panelists include: E. V. Day, Jack Pierson, Sweet Action Girls

DRUGS 2-3:30 pm
Moderator Bobby Black, Senior Editor, High Times Panelists include: Ira Cohen, Alex Grey, Allyson Grey

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 4-5:30 pm
Moderator Jon Durbin, Managing Editor, Paper Magazine Panelists include: Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, Ultragrrrl, Gee Vaucher

$15 for all three panels; Advance ticket sales 212-966-7745 x15 Food and beverages available in Exit Art’s café.

What’s Wrong With This Picture? is the first in a daylong symposium consisting of three panels organized by Carlo McCormick. McCormick hand selected the moderators for their affiliations as senior editors at key publications that deal with the topics, panelists were chosen for their work as cultural producers. In the words of organizer Carlo McCormick, What’s Wrong With This Picture is about “the unholy trinity of what mainstream America has always vilified about youth culture. In this case the intention is to have a conversation with three people who are in some form of cultural production. For me, it's a way that we can address some of the political-social-religious issues tearing us apart in a less heated context of the arts.”
The Purpose & Function of Art in the 21st Century, will be a quarterly series of events, panels, discussions and performances that address critical issues in the diverse communities of the contemporary art world. Each event will be organized by different curators, critics and cultural producers, who will determine the themes and the format, giving each program a unique perspective. The second event in this series will be organized by Sarah Lewis, Curatorial Assistant in the Photography Department at The Museum of Modern Art.
Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic and curator living in NYC. He is the author of numerous books on contemporary art, and has lectured extensively at universities in the US and Europe. His writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, High Times, Spin, Vice and countless other magazines. He has curated exhibitions for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York University, the Queens Museum of Art and the Woodstock Center for Photography. McCormick is Senior Editor of Paper Magazine.
EXIT ART 475 TENTH AVENUE (36 STREET) NYC, 10018 212-966-7745 WWW.EXITART.ORG

A.P.E galleries present Michael Tillyer and Vitek Kruta
Opening reception, Arts Night Out, Nov.10 5-7pm.
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A.P.E galleries will present the work of *Vitek Kruta* in Gallery 2 in a show titled * "Mandalas and Cityscapes"*
Opening reception, Arts Night Out, Nov.10 5-7pm.


Nov. 3- Nov. 13
A.P.E. galleries will present the work of *Michael Tillyer* in Gallery 1.
*"Mrs. Lamp and Mr. Clock"
*Michael Tillyer who is incidentally celebrating his 54th birthday on Nov.3 will be celebrating the idea of wedding with his mechanized sculpture entitled "Mrs. Lamp and Mr. Clock"


ABOUT *Vitek Kruta:*
The show is a unique opportunity to see different kind of paintings by *Vitek Kruta*, who is known in the area for his murals ( The Northampton Probate Court and Cooley Dickinson Hospital, and as featured artist at the Paradise City Arts festival for his "Three dimensional "Escapes")

Vitek's paintings are an exploration of the mandala concept inspired by the ancient tradition of Tibetan Mandalas. Vitek presents his unique vision and his contribution to the art of mandala painting.

In addition, Vitek is also revisiting his original and unique style, he originated in his native country, Czechoslovakia 30 years ago in his paintings he calls "Cityscapes"

SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
It's really fun and easy! and FREE!
1016_jamokateeth.jpg TO MAKE 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. YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO POST EVENTS.

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."

DWIGHT SMITH'S MOVIE PICS
Grizzly Man, a documentary film by German director Werner Herzog
1030_movie.jpg If I show weakness, I'm dead. They will take me out, they will decapitate me, they will chop me up into bits and pieces . . . I'm dead. So far, I persevere. I persevere".
So speaks Timothy Treadwell, balanced somewhere between the grandiose and the manic, in Werner Herzog's "Grizzly Man."

Grizzly Man is a documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. It chronicles the life and death of environmentalist and bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The music in the film is by British folk singer Richard Thompson.

Timothy Treadwell spent thirteen summers in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Over time, he believed he was trusted by the bears, who would allow him to approach them, and sometimes even touch them. Treadwell filmed his exploits, and used the films to raise public awareness of the problems faced by bears in North America. In 2003, at the end of his thirteenth visit, he and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were attacked, killed and eaten by a bear.

For Grizzly Man, Herzog used sequences extracted from over 100 hours of video footage shot by Treadwell during the last five years of his life, and conducted interviews with Treadwell's family and friends. Herzog himself narrates, offering his own interpretations of the events. In his narration, he depicts Treadwell as a disturbed man who may have had a death-wish toward the end of his life, but stops short of condemning him.

This film was recommended to me by Mo. “I have to urge you now to add Grizzly Man to your list as it is fast becoming a cult fave. I met a video artist last night who has seen it a few times and we had a lively discussion about it.” I didn’t watch it when it first appeared because I have this intellectual blind spot for Herzog, not knowing his work very well and not having been personally moved by what little I saw. But this raises my esteem significantly for the brilliance of this filmmaker. He created the film in a way that the viewer can approach it from many philosophical vantages: as allegory, metaphor, tragic tale, nostalgic atavism or ontological investigation. Either way it makes a powerful statement about who we are as human beings and the crisis of meaning that predominates our realization that the future of the natural world is very much dependent on the choices we make. Warning: it is not an “easy” film. If you rent the DVD, don’t miss the feature “In the Edges: The Grizzly Man Session” a documentary on the making of the film’s music. It’s a delightful romp with a group of extremely talented musicians.

(parts of this review are taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Man and http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ )

THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
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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

STUDIO OPPORTUNITIES
I am looking for someone to be part of my amazing studio. I am a dancer and therapist and have been running groups, and making art in my space for 8 years. This is a super opportunity to house your projects and I am willing to negotiate on a monthly rate.

Long Term Weekend Studio Space Available

Clients,Workshops, Rehearsals, Retreats,or just plain studio time, you name it. Beautiful wood floors, high ceilings, sitting area with couches, large dance area, massage room, balcony. Bright and spacious. In Northampton artist building (http://www.221pinestreet.com/). The Arts and Industry building in Florence
Pictures at http://nxhx.org/pdf/wildlife-sanc.pdf.
You can also rent by the hour some evenings and afternoon times 413.586.7390 (leave a message) rythea@crocker.com
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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 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.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Kanazawa city is launching the second public sculpture competition, Kanazawa "Machinaka" Sculpture Competition 2006, to create a new urban space with an artistic atmosphere and to revitalize the district along the main street. The street, identified as "Art Avenue," stretches from Kanazawa station to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and the winning pieces are to be placed along this avenue.

The competition is now inviting submissions for innovative sculptural pieces to fulfill the aim of the competition. Application forms, outlining full details for the competition, are available on our website at http://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/ choukoku
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due by Nov 30
Goodlander Gallery
is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts in one of the fastest growing art areas of New England.

Participating members of the Art Walk of Easthampton, the Gallery draws collectors and art enthusiasts from both local and regional areas. The Gallery sponsors a juried show twice a year. The Gallery hosts monthly exhibits during the other months of the year, drawing both local and regional artists for both the changing exhibition as well as our permanently hanging salon.
Eligibility: Open to all local or national artists. Original art in any medium is acceptable. No videos or reproductions. Works on paper are acceptable is framed under glass, large work on paper must be framed with plexiglass. Clip mounts are not aceptable. All work should be framed and ready to hang. Larger painted pieces may be wrapped if sides are extentions of the painting. Any pieces over 30 x 40 in size needs special approval due to space limitations. Digital images are acceptable and should be 72ppi, RGB format with max of 600 pixels in any one dimension. Please DOWNLOAD your entry form from the Home Page of the Gallery.Application and fees due by Nov 30.
www.goodlandergallery.com
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ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN HISTORIC BUILDING
DEADLINE: December 15, 2006
The Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art Program
MEDIUM: PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED MEDIA & PRINTS (NO GICLEE)
EXHIBITION: 4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS EACH ($100 HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST TOWN HALL
COMPETITION GUIDELINE:
1) Please submit 10 images in slides, photographs, color xeroes or CD. Indicate name, title, media dimensions and dates on all material. Include a SASE if you wish the materials returned. Applicants must submit work that is already completed and will be available for sale during the exhibition. In the event of sales, APAC requests a 20% donations from proceeds so we can continue this honorarium and commission artwork for the 250th anniversary of Amherst.
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006. Send the application (available at trooney51@comcast.net) to The Amherst Public Art Commission, Jones Library 43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002
3) An honorarium of $100 will be given to each of the 4 artists, which the artist can use as for publicity, transportation or hanging costs. APAC can not assume these costs but will assist with installation as needed.
4) Interested applicants may want to visit Town Hall on Boltwood Walk in the center of downtown Amherst to see the interior.

DIMENSIONS FOR POSSIBLE LOCATIONS WITHIN TOWN HALL
First Floor - Boltwood Ave. Entrance Lobby between entrance doors: a) 7'W x 6.5'H b0 4'W x 6.5H
Alcove Opposite Elevator: 70"W x 5'H
First Floor Hallway a) 6'8" W x 4'5'H, b) 3"7"W x 3'10"H (wall to right of Human Resources office)
c) 7'10"W x 5'3"H (wall to right of the Meeting Room) d) 5'4"W x 5'3" H (wall next to Accounting office)
Lower Level Lobby - Main Street Entrance a) 2 walls, both 6'W x 5'H

There is a large landing with generous wall space on the stairwell, the second floor. Also wall space on stairwell on two landings.



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THE OXBOW GALLERY IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
HOW TO APPLY:
SUBMIT 10 SLIDES WITH NAME, MEDIUM, SIZE, DATE & RESUME
Applications (slides and resume) can be dropped off at the gallery during business hours: Thursday—Sunday 12–5 PM, Friday 12–8
Applications can also be mailed.
Be sure to include a SASE. Deadline: Sunday, December 3
We also strongly encourage applicants to submit 2 samples of current work.
Work can be dropped off at the gallery, Sunday, December 3, 12–5 PM
Work must be picked up on Thursday, December 7, between 12 and 5PM.
The Oxbow Gallery
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, 01060
413.586.6300 www.oxbowgallery.com

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Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event


Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006

Location: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA - USA
email: artexpo@lucacurci.com
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 curatorial projects.

Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.

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2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 11 (application deadline: October 20, 2006)

Steve Badanes, architect
Kyle Gann, composer
Marie Ponsot, poet

APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline: January 12, 2007)
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)

MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline: February 9, 2007)

Michael Burkard, poet
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artist

JULY 23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March 16, 2007)

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

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"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 qualified applicants.

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 program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
*All applications must be postmarked by the application deadline date.
*Photo: Eric White
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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 OR nkehoe@cwc.edu
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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
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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 program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
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ONGOING
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 large.

If one of your readers is interested in displaying in this context, please have them contact me via email: musician@downtownsounds.com, or via phone at 413- 586-0998.
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ONGOING.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image Registry The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual artist residing in the United States. Deadline: On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/ slide_reg.shtml

LINKS TO YOU AND ME AND PEOPLE ON THIS LIST

www.robertaller.com
garyjacobs.com
http://maggienowinski/
www.artistsatopensquare.com
www.polturgeon.com
www.apearts.org
Frank Ward
Frank Ward again!
The Painted Caravan
Derek Goodwin
Northampton Arts Council
Lisa Leary
LISTEN TO GIRL HOWDY LIVE
FischerStudios.net (pictured)
www.redhorsepress.org
www.vernjones.com
www.darylglafleur.com/
www.westfieldonweekends.org
www.cynthiaconsentino.com
www.masonscreations.com
www.ruthwest.com
Jeff Mack
Jill Turner Video
Amy "Bannerqueen" Johnquest
Dianna Stallone Designs
Lynn Peterfreund
cdeVision
Cynthia Guild
Maureen Scanlon's Peace Ribbon Project
Photography by Jon Whitney
Fine woodworking art by Peter Dellert
Sculpture by Jim Doubleday
The Canal Gallery Building (my new studio as of May)
Stone Soup Concrete
The Northampton center for the Arts
The Art of Dean Nimmer
The Watkins Gallery
Kathleen Trestka
Zea Mays Printmaking Studio
Lisa Scollan
Deborah Kruger
Sally Curcio
Tom Morton
Jeff DeRose
Claudia Sperry
Michael Martindell
Michael Richardson
Smart Moves Pilates
Singer/Songwriter Diane Falcone
Rhymes With Orange
The Massachusetts Review
EJ Barnes- Cartoons, mandalas, and animation
Local.Masslive!
The O-Tones
Holly Murray
The Invisible Fountain.com
Jan O'Highway
The Art Farm Project UK
Bob Markey
Briana Taylor
Rebecca Graves
Tony Kord
Save Darfur
www.florencepoetssociety.org
Michael Kuch
Anila's college ruled art
Lillianna Pereira
Linda Batchelor
Stephanie Cramer
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Cottage Street Studios
Lynn Latimer Glass
Easthampton City Arts
Julian Halpern/Steelhead Studios
Elizabeth Solomon Fine Art
Betsy Dawn Williams

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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 event.
Enter the event at least two weeks prior to event date.
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 jorge@wfcr.org.

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