Throw up your
I got a LOT,
millions even!, of really sweet emails and cards from people expressing their
sympathy at the loss of my dog Jamoka. He was very special and so young. His
death was a cannonball to the soul. I am still reeling, still in Tilt
I want to share one of the ones that made me laugh, from the always
sweet and very talented Sheryl Jaffe:
"O my god, I'm just reading the
emails now, too damn busy. I can't believe it about Jamoka. Jamoka, Jamoka. I'm
so sorry for you, and right before the reception.
Jeez, life is such a (if
you could see me throwing up my hands and just throwing up my hands, that's what
life is, just a big throw up of hands).
I'm sending you beautiful thoughts
and and prayers and hugs. I just can't believe it. Jamoka just seemed so
youthful, like lots of fun-filled years ahead.
I wish I read my emails
earlier and I would have come tonight. I hope its lovely, sending you lots of
good thoughts about Jamoka, and you too. thanks for your emails, some day I will
read them in time.
love to you MO,
just a big throwing up of hands. But that's not to say it's always vomitocious.
We have each other. It could sometimes be a positive throwing up of hands in a
metaphorical Matisse-like dance of unity and togetherness. And that's why I do
this newsletter. We have so much talent out here. Someday we'll go down in
history as the ______ artists. But first we need a fitting moniker and The
Western Mass Artists won't cut it. I say we secede and form our own state. I
belong to lots of arts opportunities lists. Some I actually have to pay for and
I think that's wrong and that's why I publicize them here, for you. We shouldn't
have to pay for the privilege of being kept apprised of calls for art. And, so
many of them stipulate Boston Artists only, even if they are from federal
If we were a separate state maybe we'd have our own pile
of funding to vie for. Everyone in Boston thinks Western, Ma is Worcester. Let's
cut the line down the state at Worcester. Yeah, that's just crazy talk. I am a
troublemaker. But I can't say I'll never email our new governor and ask him how
he plans to integrate this half of the state. We're like the horse costume.
Boston is the head (yikes! Cue up a new segue).
Another reason I
continue to do this newsletter, even though it's late and I am tired, is that
it's hard to get exposure, even on a local level. For my show and Amy's
up now at the NCA,
I sent a press release 3 weeks in advance to over a dozen publications. One gave
us a line listing. Thank you Hampshire Gazette for listing our event. And
thank you for your
beautiful article, Phoebe Mitchell, in today's Gazette. It was a great and
well-written article. I appropriated the code and posted it on my site to share
with all. Wouldn't it be a great PR move if the Gazette made their pages free
again? Just a thought. More site viewings means more advertiser dollars as
they are based on pages viewed and click-throughs. Do Gazette subscribers really
mind if non-subscribers can read a screen version? Make it free again. Sell ads.
Reap ad dollars. Share. Free the Gazettenet! Studies show that online versions
of papers don't significantly cut into subscriptions. The New York Times is
The sad flip side to the article is that on the other side of the
section is an article about another business leaving their arts building due to
rising costs. I am grateful every day to have found a space here at the Canal
Building where I pay a fair rent and the landlord, David Scher, truly cares
about artists and does his best to aid in our creative ability and success. I
type now at a desk he loaned me because I had no desk and could not afford to
buy one. So he dragged one down from storage. And it's a nice desk. And David
put up a big sign in the lobby the day Jamoka died announcing this and the fact
that everyone will miss him. I see this every morning when I come in and am very
touched. That's special.
One more thing, and there's always another
thing-I promised Wednesday Sorokin to add the story of my rescue from a hotel
while on a business trip this week. And the reason it's not here is answered
further down in the "launch of benigngirl.com" article. So scroll down to see
the new site I plan to launch to be the sister site to this newsletter and how
you can use that too.
Impossible Landscape Opening
Reception: November 29, 2006 6-8 pm
November 29, 2006 - March 4, 2007 Opening
Reception: November 29, 2006 6-8 pm
AND "In Conversation": A tour
and discussion of the exhibition with curator Jodie Vicenta Jacobson and artists
Peter Coffin and Melanie Carvalho. 7 pm
University Gallery, Fine
Arts Center, University of Massachusetts
A cutting edge multimedia
exhibition by renowned and emerging international artists: Darren Almond (UK),
Rebecca Baron (USA), Melanie Carvalho (UK), Peter Coffin (USA), Tacita Dean
(UK), Nir Evronn (Israel), Janice Kerbel (CA), Ian Kiaer (UK).
exhibition brings together the work of eight artists who in different ways have
been thinking about conventions of landscape art and botanical depiction. Each
artist complicates the question of what it means to make a landscape image now
and suggests that traditional modes of depiction are impossible.
Impossible Landscape conjures many ideas and many kinds of impossibility.
Wide-ranging in their mediums and forms, the works produce diverse responses.
Some artists deliberately try to confuse the status of the presented image;
others shun traditional depictions yet still manage to produce hauntingly poetic
or even humorous work.
The Impossible Landscape is co-curated by Mark
Godfrey (UK) and Jodie Vicenta Jacobson (NYC). Mark Godfrey is a Lecturer at the
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and has a forthcoming book
titled Abstraction and the Holocaust. Jodie Vicenta Jacobson is dually the
Curator for The Horticultural Society of New York and an artist working in
photography and video. For more information please check the University Gallery
website www.umass.edu/fac/universitygallery or email Paola Di Stefano
the event is free and open to the public - free
AND THE SPURS TOGETHER AGAIN at Johnny
D's in Somerville
It's less than a two weeks away to our next "double
date" with The Spurs - this time we'll be out in their neighborhood, and you're
- - - It's a Western Swing & Honkytonk Hullaballoo -
On Saturday, Dec. 2, we'll be joining our pals, The Spurs,
Boston's premier western swing band, in concert at Johnny D's in Somerville.
The two bands will team up for a night of hogwild uptown-hillbilly
shenanigans. Swing dancers get ready, grab your special shoes! The show starts
at 9:30pm, $10 at the door.
Johnny D's is at 17 Holland St. in Davis
Square, Somerville, MA.
Go tell Ma, go tell Pa - and baby brother too:
it's high time for a good time and come on out to Johnny D's on Saturday night,
December 2nd! Hope to see you there, Team G-Howdy
MEYERSOHN @ THE OXBOW November 1st
Meyersohn’s dynamic landscapes describe a dramatic time of day and quality of
light. Her recent exhibitions include a group show at the Painting Center in New
York City and paintings included in an exhibition at the Mount Holyoke College
Ms Meyersohn has been painting the landscape for over twenty
years. A graduate of Yale School of Art and Smith College, she currently teaches
drawing at Smith College. This is her second one-person exhibition at the Oxbow
275 Pleasant Street
For additional information:
Gallery ph 586-6300,
TO SUBMIT TO
THIS NEWSLETTER YOU MUST PLAY NICE I cannot beg
anymore. I am broken.
This is my
latest attempt at being tough about following guidelines for submissions. You
can't just add me to your PR list. You have to do a certain amount of work. At
the other pubs they have paychecks and health insurance. I have a healthy
disregard for earning money. So I can't format text and images for you. BUT you
are GUARANTEED a listing here with color image and it reaches a lot of people
who actually go to things. It's a good, free thing.
Questions answered in the submission
Can you please just resize my image for me? I am really
Can you send an addendum this week with my event? I have been really
Why isn't my event in yet. It is happening in 6 weeks. Please post
now! I am really busy.
Can you fix the typos etc in my text? I am really
Why is my event near the bottom? I am really busy.
answer to all these questions is yes, if you will vacuum my studio or do my
laundry or earn my living for me. Absolutely. I can be bought or traded but not
folded, spindled or mutilated.
Infrequently Asked Questions answered in the submission
Mo, what can I do to help speed up this submission and at
the same time get it to appear exactly as I would like it?
Mo, are you a
fellow human being? Because if so I will include a greeting appropriate for a
human rather than PLEASE POST ASAP.
Mo, is there a separate email address for
submitting things? is this in the submissions guidelines which I should read?
Mo, is there some way that I can label and attach my image and text that
will make them not get lost and appear for all to see?
Mo, do you expect me
to actually read this newsletter each week so I will know what my fellow artists
are up to or can I just post my own events hoping they will read about me and
come to my event and then put my own unread newsletter directly in the trash?
Mo, do you really know if I have been naughty or nice to my fellow human
being artists? Will this affect my submission placement?
The answer to
these questions and more is yes. Be nice.
OSTERMAN AT THE HOSMER GALLERY OPENING
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 2, 2-4
PAINTINGS by DOROTHY OSTERMAN
December 2-29, 2006
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 2, 2-4 PM
Dorothy Osterman's gouache
and oil paintings will be on exhibit for the month of December. A member of
Gallery A3 in Amherst, Dorothy began painting and drawing as a child in
Brooklyn, NY. At the same time she studied dance and music while spending time
by the ocean.
"For the past 40 years I have been living and painting in
Conway, MA. Here I am surrounded by nature. The lands, sky and water together
with my early impressions unconsciously find their way into my paintings.
"My work is abstract. I love color, movement, space and find joy in
STREET OPEN STUDIOS December 1-3
and 9, 2006
Cottage Street Holiday Open Studios and Sale
One Cottage Street, Easthampton,
December 1-3 and 9, 2006
Always the first weekend and
second Saturday in December
Friday, December 1; 12-5
December 2; 10-5:00
Sunday, December 3; 12-5:00
Saturday, December 9;
Free and open to the public
images or more information visit:
Thirty-three local artists
under one accessible roof will comprise the 2006 Cottage Street Studios Holiday
Open Studios and Sale. This year our annual Holiday Open Studio Sale will
feature the largest group of participants in our 19-year history. Participants
will exhibit (and offer for sale) a range of art and fine craft including glass,
jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, home-furnishings, fine furniture, and
photography—all created by hand right here in Hampshire County! Visitors can
come just to see the artists in their spaces, or can purchase items from fine
art to exceptionally unique but affordable gifts. Many of the participating
artists make a living selling primarily to galleries and do not offer regular
retail hours. The open studios is a rare chance to peek inside the spaces and
see new and original one-of-a-kind art. In addition, many studios offer special
prices and sales of work that usually can only be purchased in galleries or by
appointment. It is also a chance to take a look inside one of the buildings that
has been a part of the recent Easthampton Renaissance. This year members of
Riverside Arts—a new art program for the developmentally disabled individuals
served by Riverside Industries (www.rsi.org for more information about Riverside
Industries)—will be selling cards designed by the participants of the program.
New Exhibitors will include The Glass Castle (stained glass)—recently moved to
the building from Northampton; Jeremy Sinkus (flame-worked glass), and
photography by Ellen Koteen.
History of the Open
Since 1987 on the first weekend in December the artists and
artisans of One Cottage Street have opened their doors to the public with an
annual Open Studios and Holiday Sale. The factory building which over two
decades ago enclosed almost four acres of empty space, now sports a lively
complex of human service programs, craftspeople, light industries and
at the A.P.E. 14 November
through 11 December
“Cheap Art!” aims to present a number of different works by
local artists in ways that encourage the spectator to become part of the
The main feature of this exhibit is a number of small
individual works created by the participating artists clipped along string wire,
where a spectator will be encouraged by way of signs to select a piece from this
section for purchase, but will have to physically remove that item from the wall
and pay for it by putting a money into a secured box, thus becoming a
participant in the work itself. (The money goes toward defraying the cost of the
The smaller walls in the space will include hung works either out
of frames or framed non-conventionally using second-hand frames, “cheap” frames
from discount sales or discarded, or otherwise ‘devalued’ frames.
for sale will exceed $100 in price. "Cheap Art!” is 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 as well as a number of other local artists.
Art! will run in the little gallery at the A.P.E. Gallery in Thorne’s
Marketplace (Main Street, Northampton, MA) from 14 November through 11 December
with participation in Arts Night Out on 8 December, where participating artists
will be on hand to replenish the small works on the wall. Gallery hours are
Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays noon to 5
FOLSOM OPEN STUDIO December 2nd
& 9th --- 10 to 5
16 Main Street – 3rd Floor
Amherst, MA 01002
Two Saturdays in December
December 2nd &
9th --- 10 to 5
Saturday, December 2, 2006
2 to 5 p.m.
BACHATA? (I made that
title up. It has nothing to do with the event really) and other events at the
~~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
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: email@example.com
phone: 413-584-7327 web: http://www.nohoarts.org
BENIGNGIRL.COM IS A KILLER URL Let's make
use of it. I own it. Let's build it up.
So I have
this domain, benigngirl.com, and it's empty right now. And for some reason I am
denied access tonight or I would have launched a single page with the story I
promised Wednesday. The people at my hosting company have all gone home. But I
am going to sort that out.
I am thinking anyone can write reviews or
articles about art and the like, have answer columns like, "Ask the Gallery
Expert", "Ask Diddymo",
post calls and opportunities, feature a new artist every month with images etc
and park the links section there as it is getting long-ish for this newsletter.
And maybe have a discussion/forum section. If you think this is a good idea
throw up your hands.
I'd like to
use to it be free to explore theoretical and possibly taboo topics such as why
does the one grant organization located in western mass seem to prefer boston
area artists or why do some papers not have an arts writer or how does one go
about actually getting listed in local publications. It would work if a few
people would volunteer to contribute content. And contributors could post
anonymously or not. Throw up your hands so I can get an idea of interest level.
I plan to write an article called, "If I Ran The Zoo". Send me your ideas. Take
part in the collective. If you post articles I will not ever edit your writing
and you can have a link to published writing to use as a reference to direct
other people to. And yes, benigngirl doesn't scream Western, Ma artists but it
is a peculiar phenomenon which will get loads of hits. It's empty now but my
stats show that people are hitting it.
WATERSHED & THE UTNE READER and you.
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Winners will be announced in Utne’s January-February edition.
certainly pleased with this honor, but our enthusiastic, loyal audience of
readers like you is the best recognition of all. Without you, there would be no
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In the spirit of
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THANKS TO KNOWN & UNKNOWN PEOPLE
I hear that
there is a fund collecting money to help defray Jamoka's
hospital costs which cost thousands.
And last week Kelsey Flynn and Jeff Mack sent checks as
well (which I lost so if you find them, please send them
to me!) and so a special thanks to them. Once someone tells
me all of the names involved I will try to properly thank
them all here.
SMITH'S MOVIE PICS Thank You
For Smoking (2005)
directed by Jason Reitman
based on the novel by
starring: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron
Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliot, Katie Holmes, Rod Howe, William H. Macy, Robert
Tobacco industry lobbyist Nick Naylor has a seemingly impossible
task: promoting cigarette smoking in a time when the health hazards of the
activity have become too plain to ignore. Nick, however, revels in his job,
using argument and twisted logic to place, as often as not, his clients in the
positions of either altruistic do-gooders or victims. Nick's son Joey needs to
understand and respect his dad's philosophy, and Nick works hard to respond to
that need without compromising his lack of values. When a beautiful news
reporter betrays Nick's sexually-achieved trust, his world seems in danger of
collapsing. But there's always one more coffin nail in Nick's pack.
if this exquisitely politically incorrect film twigs your curiosity concerning
lobbyists (being a smoker I took particular delight!) as an added bonus this
week I’m strongly recommending, if you haven’t already seen it, to rent Steven
Soderbergh’s K Street (2003,) an HBO series produced by Soderbergh and George
Clooney, that garnered a strong following in D.C. but flopped everywhere else.
Set in the summer of 2003 amidst the Democrat presidential primary and the birth
of a CIA leak scandal, "K Street" follows political pundits Mary Matalin and
James Carville inside their image consulting firm Bergstrom Lowell, fictitiously
taking us behind the scenes of actual political events. Looks and sounds like a
documentary so far, but mixed in with their reality are characters and story
lines of pure fiction. In the first series, I think the second episode, there is
a fantastic scene of Howard Dean being prepped by James Carville for the
INSPIRATION" silent art
auction to benefit Arise for Social Justice
Inspiration: Art Auction
Pioneer Valley Artists Support Social Justice at
Silent Auction Chapin Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Saturday, Dec 9th, 2006 6-9:30pm:
Showcase of Pioneer Valley
artists. All proceeds go to Arise for Social Justice, a low income rights,
anti-oppression advocacy group based out of Springfield, MA.
and bidding will begin at 6 pm and results will be announced at 8:30.
Register by calling (978) 895-2661, or at the door with a $10 suggested
donation. All donations are tax deductible.
Refreshments and musical
guests included in registration. This features UAR social action fusion, and
Nice Shoes Feminist a Cappella.
Arise for Social Justice was started in
1985 by five women on welfare who decided to band together and learn how to
better advocate for their own rights. Today, Arise has a large works within a
large community and rallies around issues that relate to economic justice,
electoral rights, community building and local and global issues that continue
to oppress poor people.
NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
Move to Holyoke! We have everything. Here's a chance to get in on the ground
floor of a building on its way to being a great community and Ralph is a nice
and fair person and rents will be low. One day there will be a roof deck and
inside parking, at fair prices. Get in now and you can build your own space. Be
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.
ARTISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
|MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JOIN TRANSCULTURAL EXCHANGE IN BOSTON FROM APRIL 27
TO APRIL 29, 2007 FOR THE CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bazaar Productions/ The
Berkshire Fringe is now accepting submissions of dynamic works of theater, dance
and mutli-media performance for its 2007 season.
The third annual festival
held in Great Barrington, MA will present 21 days of original performances, free
workshops, and artist discussions by and with emerging artists from across the
United States. The Berkshire Fringe provides a unique opportunity for emerging
and early-career artists from around the country to present work in a fresh and
Founded in 2003 by a cohort of Berkshire natives
and graduates of Simon's Rock College, Bazaar Productions, Inc (Sara Kathryn
Katzoff, Timothy Ryan Olson and Peter Wise) aims to fill a growing need in the
community for exciting new work at affordable ticket prices. The Berkshire
Fringe continues to grow into a bustling community and has featured more than
two dozen new works and events that have blended genres, represented new styles,
and delved into traditions underrepresented in the mainstream.
the festival will take place during July and August and will invite six
companies or individuals to participate. Performers from all backgrounds and
disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply. Bazaar Productions is also
dedicated to focusing funds and resources to create an exemplary experience for
all participating artists. The festival is scheduled so that performers can see
each other's work, can participate in each other's workshops and can share ideas
and experiences. These initiatives establish a center for artistic exchange
while providing accessible, affordable and unparalleled cultural enrichment to
Perspective or interested applicants may visit www.berkshirefringe.org
for more information and to obtain an application. Inquiries can be answered
by e-mailing co-artistic director Sara Katzoff at sara(at)berkshirefringe.org or
calling the offices of Bazaar Productions at (413) 320-4175. The deadline for
applications is Februray 15, 2007. All applications must be received by February
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GALLERY A3 SEEKING
Gallery A3 is a contemporary fine art gallery exhibiting
work by Valley artists. Members show work in various media including
photography, painting, collage, print-making, mixed-media and sculpture. Gallery
A3 is a member-run cooperative currently looking for a few new artists to
complete its membership. Applications are available at Gallery A3, 28 Amity
Street in Amherst during the hours of 12-6 pm, Wednesday through Sunday or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for an electronic application. For more information call Keith
Hollingworth at 413-549-0865 or the gallery at 413-256-4250. The next
application deadline is 6:00 pm, December 30 at Gallery A3.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK
Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly, self-guided walking tour of
arts and culture, has added a proposal page to its website where visual, music
and performance artists can outline what they would like to show or perform if
given the opportunity.
All the locations that participate in Art Walk
Easthampton can view the submissions for possible inclusion in an upcoming
event. The talent describes the work, provides images, identifies the types of
venues they would like to be in, the dates they are available and provides
contact information. If there's a match between the submission and the venue's
interest, the venue contacts the talent directly to handle booking arrangements.
The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org
and is open to all local and regional artists.
The next art walk in
Easthampton is Nov. 11th and includes at least 15 venues along Cottage and Union
streets. Most locations have already selected their November shows, says Hanus,
but that there will be many opportunities over the coming year.
Kanazawa city is launching the
second public sculpture competition, Kanazawa "Machinaka" Sculpture
, 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
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/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ due by Nov
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.
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN
HISTORIC BUILDING DEADLINE:
December 15, 2006
Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art Program
PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED MEDIA & PRINTS (NO
4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS EACH ($100
HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST TOWN HALL COMPETITION
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
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006
. Send the
application (available at email@example.com) 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
DIMENSIONS FOR POSSIBLE LOCATIONS WITHIN TOWN HALL
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
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
THE OXBOW GALLERY IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
HOW TO APPLY:
SUBMIT 10 SLIDES WITH NAME, MEDIUM, SIZE, DATE & RESUME
(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.
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
Pleasant Street, Northampton MA, 01060
Call for Artists: After Urban
Video Art & Architecture event
Deadline for applications: December 01, 2006
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:
via Casamassima, 75
70010 - Capurso (Bari) -
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.
2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM APRIL 16 - MAY 6
(application deadline: January 12, 2007)
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)MAY 14 -
JUNE 3 (application deadline: February 9, 2007)
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artistJULY
23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March 16, 2007)
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
composerOCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline: May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image
Registry The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest
public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist
slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The
registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each
project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the
registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual
artist residing in the United States. Deadline: On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/
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Unfortunately due to stuff I can't comprehend, the PayPal button has to
say, "Buy Now", rather than "donate". I want it to say "Hello
Anyway--thanks for your support!
If this button does not
work you may have to try another browser. sigh. You don't really get Tammy
Faye's album. I just liked her picture.
Show Postcards and the like can be mailed to:
Holyoke, MA 01041-6109
I think a lot of people still have my old
arts & industry address as postcards get forwarded to me but I think that
may expire soon.
Landscape Painting from Photographs with Michael Powers
begins November 21st
In response to numerous requests, Holyoke based
artist Michael Powers is offering the course: Landscape Painting from
Photographs. Appropriate for all skill levels, including beginners, the six-week
course begins on Tuesday, November 21st. Classes will be held at Open Square in
For additional information call: 413-534-3035 or email
Audrey Powers at: email@example.com.