|THE ROAD TO
HELL IS PAVED WITH UNBOUGHT MONKEY DRESSES
Because they are
so recherché (which is not exactly explained way below in
the links section)
NOTE--To forward this newsletter and not have it go all crazy you
must scroll all the way down to the bottom and use the blue,
"forward newsletter" link on the left provided by constant
contact. It just is. I wish I could change that.
this newsletter will just not let me finish it. It fights
me. Yesterday was like that. It had me in some sort of suspended
productivity hell. And the road to hell is paved with many
things, like unfinished newsletters and unbought stuffed
race horses. Which naturally makes me think of the monkey
dress, an old favorite of mine. But, since one of my
nicknames is "Monkey", (as in Mo is short for, because I
strongly resembled one as a child. <--Exhibit A)
I guess this would be like wearing my family tree. Speaking
of wearing things, can you believe those pants? I picked
those out. That's my BFF Nancy in the picture with me. She
lives in Florida now. She is reading this. Hi Nancy.
I am planning to launch benigngirl.com soon and that
will house many a benign thing. And Dwight Smith is going
to write an article about stuff for it. And there will be
other things. Hopefully next week I'll have enough stuff
and things and I will announce the launch.
This week I broke one of my rules
for submission and put in a big old jpg rather than
text for one of the announcements (Try to guess!). See what
I mean? It's awkward. Although just the jpg is awkward,
not the event. And not in general, just in this space, because
it doesn't really fit. I am sure in other settings it's
a really nice jpg. And the event doesn't look awkward. It
looks good. I am even going to try really hard to go to
it. I hope they have pate. Anyway-sometimes I have to let
one through. But text is on the allowed list, not giant
See the new masthead? We have a Board of Directors
now. I have wanted a Board of Directors since I was a young,
fashionable child. This is the realization of a dream.
Ande in Texas says, "Girl, WHY do you always hide
in those pictures? Girl, show yourself, girl!" and so here
I am, twice in one newsletter. Once as a young trendsetter
and again as an adult pretend grant winner. Talking to Ande
is hilarious. In a really happy way.
PROPELLERS @ THE APOLLO and more Swingin' New
Year's Eve fun
31, 2006 (New Year's Eve!)
The Propellors play First Night Northampton at
St. John Cantius Church, 10 Hawley Street, Northampton. 4:00-4:45pm and
December 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve!)
Propellers play again for dinner and dancing at The Blue Heron Restaurant in
Sunderland, Massachusetts, from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Lovely atmosphere, fabulous
food! Reservations required (413-665-2102).
For schedule updates, song
samples, photos, info, check: www.havetodance.com/otones
DOWN" BY DAVID TEEPLE Reception
Thursday, December 14, 5-9 PM at Wireworks Art (Which is at ComColor, I
Note: David Teeple did not even send this to me. Someone
else did. And I wanted to include it and there wasn't really
time to ask the submissioner to type it. And so here it
States Artists $50,000 awards announced Thank you
all for voting for me
States Artists awards announced
New York City-based United States
Artists has announced its first fellowships, with unrestricted grants of $50,000
awarded to support the creative work of individual artists.
fifty-four fellows represent every career stage — emerging, mid-career, and
well-established — as well as a broad range of artistic practices. A total of
six fellowships were awarded in the category of crafts and traditional arts,
four in dance, nine in literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry), six in media
(audio, film, radio, video), five in music, seven in theater arts, twelve in the
visual arts, and one in architecture and design.
Read the full story at
NEWS page: massartandculture.org
if they were need-based?
Judaism's Storytelling Heritage Thurs.,
December 14, 7pm.
Judaism's Storytelling Heritage
David Arfa’s CD release party for his
first storytelling CD, The Birth of Love: Tales for the Days of Awe at Mocha
Maya’s, the Art and Coffee House, Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, Thurs., December
Admission is free. CD’s are $15 The CD is filled with
ancient mythology, re-tellings of Old World Yiddish tales and mystical folktales
(set in the Berkshire foothills), songs by Kim Erslev and Andi Waisman.
The CD includes stories David has been sharing at Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur services at Temple Israel in Greenfield. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org to
first glanced at this I thought it said, "Celebrity Judaism", and it reminded of
the time I was parking and saw a sign which seemed to read, "It's really awful
to park here".
VIDEO ON MO RADIO Wednesday(s)
8-9 AM, 103.3 FM
I will have Ben Pederson (pictured) as my guest on
Mo Radio from 8-9 AM, 103.3 FM.
Tune in to *watch* Ben's videos LIVE on the radio or webstream
us at www.valleyfreeradio.org
Or check out his videos at youtube.
Messiah, December 16 in Northampton
Leads Arcadia Players in Handel’s Messiah, December 16 in
Arcadia Players presents George Frideric Handel’s oratorio
In a complete performance, including:
- a Handel-sized ensemble playing period instruments
- an 18 voice chorus of soloists
- Artistic Director Ian Watson conducting from the harpsichord
Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, 3 Elm Street, Northampton
Pre-ordered individual tickets are $25
general admission, $45 preferred seating, $15 student
Ticket prices at the
door are $30 general, $50 preferred, $15 student
Season subscriptions for
series of 4 concerts (plus bonus ticket for an additional concert) may still be
purchased at prices ranging from $80 to $150
Five minute at door rush
tickets will be distributed at 7:25 pm for $15 exact change if seats are
For information, tickets and subscriptions, call 413-256-4888,
email email@example.com, or see www.arcadiaplayers.org.
Players’ performance of Messiah is supported by a grant from the Northampton
Arts Council, and the Local Cultural Councils of Greenfield, Hadley, Longmeadow,
Pelham Williamsburg and Whately funded by the Massachusetts Cultural
I'd add some fun Wikifacts about Handel's Messiah:
Messiah is Handel's
most famous work (approached only by his Water Music) and remains immensely
popular among concert-goers in the English-speaking world.
Handel called his oratorio simply "Messiah" (without "The"), the work is also
widely but incorrectly referred to as The Messiah. This folk-title is so common
that, to many ears, the correct version actually sounds wrong.
the work was conceived and first performed for Easter, it has become traditional
since Handel's death to perform the Messiah oratorio during Advent, the
preparatory period of the Christmas season, rather than at Easter.
ARTISTS--GUN SHOW dangerous,
Studio Place Arts
201 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641
Guns are a potent symbol -- dangerous, frightening, and
unsafe to some, but strong, and a source of protection and security to others.
This exhibit will look at guns from a socio-political, formal, and narrative
perspective. Work in all media will be considered.
December 15, 2006
Show Dates: January 16 February 2,
7 (<---something crazy is happening here. No matter how
many times I try to fix the date to 2007 it won't let me. It just keeps moving
the 7 to after the line breaks. And if I try to delete the r the whole line
disappears. So that date is February 2, 2007, just so you know.)
submit, applications should include:
- Artist name and contact
- Description of proposed work (dimensions, materials, date,
retail price [65% to artist])
- Images (slides, copies of drawings, prints,
other relevant materials) of work. Please include a written summary of this
information and mark the slides/images for ease of review.
- SASE for return
- $10 application fee (waived for SPA members)
201 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641
The SPA galleries are free and open to
know that Walmart has a newsletter and there's a column about guns called, "Ask
the Gun Guy"?
When you google, "cool pictures of guns" you get
always wonder what the latest joke going around Tanzania is? Well, wonder no
more. Salim, a subscriber from Tanzania sends us this joke:
is flying over the United States at night.
The pilot says:
Gentlemen, the plane is losing altitude and all the baggage must be thrown
A little later, the pilot says, "We're still losing altitude, we must
throw anything out that is in the cabin".
The plane continues its descent
despite more things being thrown out.
Pilot: "Still going down - we must
throw out some people".
There's a big gasp from the passengers!
"But to make this fair, passengers will be thrown out in alphabetical order.
any Africans on board?"
No one moves.
"B... any Blacks on
No one moves.
"C... any Caribbean on board?"
Still, no one
moves. A little black boy - asks his dad: "Dad,...what are we?
son, we are Zanzibaris!"
Cranes" by The Sidewalk Theater Co., a children's theater company based in
Easthampton Dec. 16 at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the A.P.E. Performance Space
children will perform the play “1000 Cranes” and are folding 1000 origami cranes
to send to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Japan.
On Saturday, Dec.
16, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., The Sidewalk Theatre Co., a children’s theater
company comprising students in the acting classes at Hackworth School of
Performing Arts in Easthampton, will perform the play “1000 Cranes” at the
A.P.E. Performance Space, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St., Northampton. They
will be joined for the performance by dancers from the school.
tells the story of Sadako Sasaki who lived in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic
bomb was dropped on that city. She died in 1955, of leukemia, at the age of
Before she died, Sadako folded 1000 origami cranes, in the hope that
they would help her get well – a hope that was based on an old Japanese tale
that dates back centuries.
When Sadako died, school children from across
Japan folded more paper cranes and raised money to build a peace memorial
honoring Sadako. A statue of Sadako, holding a giant paper crane, now stands in
the Hiroshima Peace Park in Japan.
Today, children from all over the
world send 1000 paper cranes to the memorial, where they are hung in strands of
Sidewalk Theater Co.’s actors and many other volunteers are now busy
folding 1000 cranes that will be featured in the December performance and then
sent to the Hiroshima Peace Park.
Tickets cost $7 for ages 13 and up and
$5 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under are free. Bring a
non-perishable food item for the Northampton Survival Center and receive $1 off
the price of admission.
To reserve tickets or for information, call
413-584-6033 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANKS TO REALLY SPECIAL PEOPLE SuperFriends
of Jamoka and this newsletter.
thanks to the following for donations to this newsletter and to help defray the
costs of Jamoka's hospitalization and treatment.
People just blow me away
from the Jamoka memorial Bonfire thing, by Jon
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
(AMERICAN ARTS COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION), In memory of our artists friends who
were victims of AIDS and in honor of Aids Awareness Day, December 1st
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to
Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
Avian Art for Cartoons, Comic Books, and Animation December
4-29 at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
Ducks: Avian Art for Cartoons, Comic Books, and Animation
December and running through 29 December, E. J. Barnes will be exhibiting her
bird paintings at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce at 28 Amity Street (the
Amherst Cinema building) in Amherst, MA.
Included will be original
gouache artwork from her 2001 animated film, Leatherwing Bat, and watercolors
for her 2005 comic book, Birds of the Baltic.
Thursday, 7 December, 5--8pm, an Amherst ArtWalk event.
of Commerce is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30am--4:30pm.
POWERS AT THE AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY ARTIST'S
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 16th, 2-4
POWERS AT THE AGAWAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Saturday, December
An exhibit of recent paintings and photographs by Holyoke
artist Michael Powers will be on display December 5 30 at the Agawam
Although Michael's paintings and photographs focus
primarily on the landscape, his work is not traditionally scenic; the often
unorthodox compositions are deliberately based on the juxtaposition of the
shapes of the elements within the image and their arrangement on a two
Michael has been painting and drawing since he was
five; he holds a degree in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and has
also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and in Italy. His work is
in numerous private collections and has been displayed at the White House, the
Massachusetts State House, and at galleries in and around Boston. He has taught
drawing and painting at The Fuller Art Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, The
Guild Studio School in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and at the Farmington Valley
Arts Center in Avon, Connecticut. He relocated to western Massachusetts from the
Boston area in 2001. This will be his second solo exhibition in thisarea and the
first to include photographs.
Shown: Route 5 Railroad Bridge (2006)
oil on linen (36" x 36")
WEREN'T WE GOING TO SECEDE? Mass.
Transition Team Seeks Creative Economy input
Transition Team Seeks Creative Economy input.
Deval Patrick and Tim
Murray are committed to the development of the Creative Economy and seek your
thoughtful opinions and ideas.
Their transition team has selected
three main areas of interest:
1.) Promoting and selling MA cultural
institutions and resources,
2.) Promoting arts education in schools and
3.) Investing in state cultural institutions. Take a moment to
learn more about their ideas and plans, and send your comments to their
Transition Team: patrickmurraytransition.org
Please be concise, polite, and think regionally. Remind them that
all counties in Western Mass need continued support for the growth of our
regional arts and our Creative Economy.
It's like we are
Massachusetts (East of Worcester) and Otherchusetts. <--That almost
Expands Small Business Support
CDC Expands Small Business Support With State Economic Stimulus
Northampton, MA November 29, 2006: Valley Community Development
Corporation (Valley CDC), a community-based non-profit organization providing
housing and small business development support, has received a grant from the
Massachusetts Office of Business and Technology. The grant will enable Valley
CDC to expand the free technical assistance counseling and support it currently
provides to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Valley CDC was one of only 16
non-profit agencies statewide to qualify for an Economic Stimulus grant in this
first round of funding.
Valley CDC has been helping entrepreneurs start
new enterprises and expand existing small businesses for more than 18 years.
Federal Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) funds received from Northampton
and Easthampton has limited Valley CDC to working with low and moderate income
individuals and small businesses with no more than 5 employees in those two
communities. Since 2003, Valley CDC has counseled more than 250 individuals and
businesses, and helped them acquire more than $470,000 in funding from
conventional banks and community loan funds. Valley CDC’s clients include
companies in many diverse businesses, including restaurants, manufacturers,
beauty salons, spas, artists and artisans, clothing designers, and retailers.
The new Economic Stimulus grant will enable Valley CDC to expand its small
business support programs to include Amherst and Hadley, two additional
communities currently served by Valley CDC’s housing programs. This free
business assistance service will now be available to anyone, regardless of their
income, and can now serve existing businesses with up to 20 employees.
According to Joanne Campbell, Executive Director of Valley CDC, “We are
very excited to be able to expand our small business technical services to reach
an under-served segment of small businesses and to expand into the two other
cities we support. The initial grant of $75,000 will fund Valley CDC’s expanded
service offerings until June 30, 2007. We are hopeful that the legislature will
recognize the economic benefits that all Massachusetts communities gain from
their investment in local entrepreneurs and small businesses, and continue to
fund the program beyond that date.”
Valley CDC offices are located at 30
Market Street in Northampton, 413 586-5855 Ext. 14, and 116 Pleasant Street,
Eastworks Suite 325, Easthampton, 413 529-0420. Gene R. Talsky is the Director,
Small Business Development, email@example.com.
For more information
contact: Gene R. Talsky, 413 529-0420
SMITH'S MOVIE PICS L’Enfer
(French with English sub-titles) Directed by Danis
Writing: Krzysztof Kieslowski (scenario) Krzysztof
Emmanuelle Béart as Sophie, Karin Viard as Céline, Marie Gillain
as Anne, Carole Bouquet as La mère (The mother) Miki Manojlovic as Le père (The
Father,) Jean Rochefort as Louis
If you saw and enjoyed Kieslowski’s
trilogy Red, White and Blue, you will enjoy this film.
Sophie, Celine and
Anne are sisters who live in Paris but rarely meet each other.
L’ENFER, the lives of three sisters are profoundly affected by the
violent end of their parents’ marriage after their mother, CAROLE BOUQUET, finds
their schoolteacher father, MIKI MANOJLOVIC in a compromising situation with a
young male student.
Years later the mother, crippled and unable to talk,
has lost touch with two of her daughters; only the middle one, Celine, (KARIN
VIARD), who is lonely and frustrated visits her.
The older sister,
Sophie, (EMMANUELLE BEART), is, meanwhile, quickly losing patience with her
philandering husband. And the youngest, Anne, (MARIE GILLAIN), a student, is
having a secret affair with one of her professors, JACQUES PERRIN.
parents had acted differently would the children’s lives have taken a different
course? That’s the question posed in the screenplay by Krzystof Piesiewicz which
was originally written as part of a new trilogy of films, titled HEAVEN, HELL,
PURGATORY, to be directed by Krzystof Kieslowski after his THREE COLORS trilogy.
Kieslowski died before starting work on the three films.
Bosnian director Danis Tanovic, best known for his award-winning anti-war film
NO MAN’S LAND has tackled HELL, color-coding the three sisters (red for jealous
Sophie, blue for melancholy Celine, green for youthful Anne.)
review by David Stratton)
NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS COUNCIL
has nothing to do with the Northampton Arts Council. I just wanted to thank them
by offering up this image of the Che
Bacca T-shirt in case any of them are stuck on a gift for that crazy
person-who-has-everything. I am trying to
OPPORTUNITIES AND A SURVEY TOO.
|The City of Northampton and The Community Builders, Inc. are considering
creating live/work/studio space in Northampton at the Village on the Hill (a new
mixed-use village at the former Northampton State Hospital).
help us by completing the on-line
by December 16, 2006 at this Web site.
purpose of this survey is to help us determine the demand for this
live/work/studio space and the design that would best meet the needs of the
local arts community.
If you would like to be contacted should
live/work/studio space become available in the future, please send an email to
us. We will add your name to a distribution list and send you information on the
availability of live/work/studio space.
Thank you for your interest in
live/work/studio space in Northampton and for taking the time to respond to this
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
|*National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition: **Deadline January
Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland has issued a
call for entries to its 18th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition.
Open to all U.S. artists; drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium
are eligible. Juror: Rena Hoisington, Associate Curator and Department Head of
Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art. A minimum of $1500
will be available for purchase awards. Entry fee $30 for up to three entries.
For a prospectus, send SASE to National Drawing and Print Competitive
Exhibition, Attn: Geoff Delanoy/Gormley Gallery, Attn: Geoff Delanoy/Gormley
Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles Street, Baltimore,
MD 21210 or visit the web site, www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *10th Annual National Prize
Show, Cambridge Art Association: Deadline January 15.
* The Cambridge
Art Association, an established Cambridge, MA nonprofit organization with two
distinct gallery spaces, is seeking submissions for its 10th Annual National
Prize Show. Open to all U.S. artists age 18 and older. Eligible media: painting,
photography, printmaking, drawing, digitally created or enhanced work, mixed
media, sculpture, ceramics as sculpture, and fabric art. Juror: Thomas W. Lentz,
Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums.
Awards totaling $8,000 will be presented. Entry fee $30 for up to three images.
For complete application guidelines, visit the web site, www.cambridgeart.org
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Three Rivers Community College Reviewing Work for Exhibitions, CT
Three Rivers Community College in Norwich
Connecticut is accepting portfolios to review for 1-to-2 month exhibitions. No
fee. For consideration, sent 10-20 slides, resume, statement, and return postage
to: Sandra Jeknavorian, Instructor of Art, Three Rivers Community College,
Thames Valley Campus, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich CT, 06360 /
The artists' community Yaddo encourages artists from all nations and
of all backgrounds to apply for admission for its residency program.
Established in 1900 by Spencer and Katrina Trask, Yaddo has a simple
mission: to offer creative artists uninterrupted time to work, good working
conditions, and a supportive environment. Residencies vary in length, lasting up
to two months. The average stay is five weeks, and the minimum is two weeks.
There is no fee for residencies. Artists who qualify for Yaddo residencies are
working at the professional level in their fields; an abiding principle at Yaddo
is that applications for residency are judged on the quality of the artists'
work and professional promise. The January 1 deadline is for residencies
starting mid-May of the 2007 through February of 2008. For complete information
and to download application materials, visit the web site, http://yaddo.org/yaddo/
MacDowell Colony, application due January 15, 2006, was founded in Peterborough,
New Hampshire, in 1907, with a mission to nurture the arts by offering creative
individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce
enduring works of the imagination.
More than 250 writers, composers,
visual artists, photographers, printmakers, filmmakers, architects,
interdisciplinary artists, and those collaborating on creative works come to the
Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad. Colonists
receive room, board, and the exclusive use of a studio. In addition to ideal
working conditions, artists-in-residence benefit from the experience of living
in a community of exceptional artists. The maximum length of residence is two
months; an average stay is four weeks. There are between 20 and 30 artists at
MacDowell at any given time; arrivals and departures are ongoing. For more
information and complete application guidelines, visit the web site,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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
email@example.com 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.
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/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARTISTS WANTED TO
DISPLAY IN HISTORIC BUILDING DEADLINE:
December 15, 2006
Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2007 MASTER
ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline:
January 12, 2007)
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
TBA (Visual Artist)MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline:
February 9, 2007)
Michael Burkard, poet
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: email@example.com, or via phone
at 413- 586-0998.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs + Image
Registry The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is the largest
public funder of arts and culture in the country. The Percent for Art artist
slide registry is an up-to-date and important component of the Program. The
registry is consulted by the architects, panelists, and City agencies for each
project. The Percent for Art staff prepares a slide presentation from the
registry for each panel meeting. The registry is open to any professional visual
artist residing in the United States. Deadline: On-going Information: www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/panyc/
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