ALL BE SO YOUNG AT HEART
A wish for fixing
and best wishes to all.
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.
Ever since I
moved to this area I have been hearing about the Young
at Heart Chorus. People so exuberantly rave about it that I have always had
it on my list of things to do yet somehow have not yet made it to a performance.
Working on the newsletter today I was thinking about the holiday season
and all that I have to be happy for and all the intangible things I'd like to
give everyone and then I checked out the youtube
link that Alyssa Dee Krauss sent to me and which has languished in my
newsletter inbox till now, and now I get it. I give you the youtube link, gift
of Alyssa. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. As this newsletter slides
into your inbox I will be watching the YAH video yet again and likely still in
tears like the first time I watched it, half an hour ago. I hope I never reach a
place in life where such a thing as this won't move me to tears.
sentiments, as the lyrics to this song, and run-on sentences are my personal
gift to you. Peace and love and fixing to all. Bob Cilman and the Young at Heart
Chorus are just another reason why this is such a special place.
special dedication to all of you, and especially to my dear
friend Nancy in Florida.
WATERSHED WINS UTNE AWARD A Virtual
Champagne Toast to Russell Powell
Watershed has, been named Best New Publication of 2006 by the Utne
Independent Press Awards.
A reproduction of a cover and a nice
write-up are on page 42 of their January-February edition, which is now on
Note-Being the Art Editor of New England Watershed Magazine, I have
a particular interest in the success of this magazine and
so this news is of great import to me. Russell Powell,
the Editor and Publisher, tries to illustrate all articles,
where possible, with original art by artists in the watershed
area as well as devoting 3 pages of each issue to a featured
artist and alloting another 2 pages to create space for
free standing mini-features of area art. This makes him
an art hero in my mind.
Reminiscent Vision, by Dean Nimmer. December 2006 Issue cover
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
ABSTRACTION Ben Jenkins,
Photographs, Kate Jenkins, Monoprints and Paintings
Ben Jenkins, Photographs
Kate Jenkins, Monoprints and
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Ground Floor Gallery
the new Main Entrance and proceed to the hallway leading to
January 1 - February 28, 2006 Opening Event Thursday,
January 4, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Is a perfect landscape or natural
object beautiful in itself, or is the beauty in its abstract forms, textures,
and colors?. The images in this exhibit blur the line between representation and
abstraction, moving back and forth between broad landscapes and close-ups of
details in nature.
Mt. Tom from
Mt. Tom's Work by
Photographer Jim Ingram
Mt. Tom from
Mt. Tom's distinctive shape is known all over the Pioneer
Valley. Photographer Jim Ingram pulls together the many moods of the mountain in
a beautiful collection of images, from sunrise to night and throughout the
View the exhibition, "Mt. Tom from Mt. Tom's" at Mt. Tom's
Homemade Ice Cream, 34 Cottage Street, Easthampton. Through December 30th.
"Mt. Tom Sunset" from photographer Jim
Be a First
Night 2007 Volunteer December 31,
First Night 2007 Volunteer
December 31, 2006
Help Thousands of
People Have A Great Time! Celebrate the new year and participate in a wonderful
community event at the same time! First Night is Northampton’s biggest party of
the year and the most important annual fundraiser for the Northampton Center for
the Arts. We need your help to make it happen.
What’s involved? It’s a
commitment for several hours on Sunday, December 31, 2006. Shifts are: 1:00-5:00
pm or 4:30-8:30 pm (includes a break for fireworks at 6:15 pm) or 8:00-11:30 pm.
During your shift, you will be assigned to work at one of the performance venues
located throughout downtown. When you’re not on duty, enjoy the warmth and
hospitality of our private volunteer headquarters or you can take in the
entertainment with your complimentary First Night button. Click here to see the
First Night performance schedule.
here to fill out the form on line
Please sign up by Friday, December
SILAS KOPF GAVE ME FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT! (And then I
re-gifted it to the Henry David Thoreau Institute)
Steinway and Sons has just completed work on the Walden Woods
I designed and decorated the case. This concert grand piano will
be auctioned off some time in 2007 as a fund raiser for the Henry David Thoreau
Institute. All the marquetry was done with hand sawn woods that grow in New
England, many of them from the forest near Walden Pond. It was such a big
project that I thought I would take the opportunity to share the picture with
Paintings for Small Spaces” Reception on
Saturday, January 6th from 5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Theater in West Springfield will be hosting an art show “Small Paintings for
Small Spaces” during the production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical.
Holyoke Art League members will exhibit paintings 9 x 12 or smaller.
There will be an opening reception for the show on Saturday, January 6th
from 5:00 - 6:45 p.m. The public is invited at that time to meet some
of the artists who have contributed paintings.
The Great American
Trailer Park Musical will run from January 4th through February 14th, 2007.
Hours to view the show are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m., Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., Saturday from
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. and before all performances.
information about the show, call Jane Barrientos at 736-8882.
one of my smaller poaintings for point of reference. Image is actual
HEART BBC DOCUMENTARY A must
watch, in order to be fixed.
Here it is
again, from The Department of Redundancy Department. In case you skipped over
This is an excerpt from the upcoming BBC documentary on the
Young @ Heart Chorus. This part was filmed at the Academy of Music in
Northampton. They did a beautiful thing... (also, check out the bottom right
corner of screen at 12 secs into it)
"Fix you" by The Young @ Heart Chorus.
Note-Thank you Alyssa Dee Kraus for sharing this with us. I
watched it 6 times and cried every time. It is just too beautiful. And I noticed
there were audience members crying as well. Thank you for this little gift. A
rare gem. Is life not the most beautiful thing ever?
looking for volunteers Meeting
Saturday, January 27th 2007, from 4 to 7 pm.
from Ed Check:
Dear Friends and Neighbors of Easthampton,
writing to tell you about a new nonprofit group in which Will Bundy, the owner
of EastWorks, Barbara Murphy, and myself are organizing for the old Town Hall
building in Easthampton. Many of you know this historic building is empty after
the city moved its offices to Payson Avenue. Will and the Mayor have agreed on
tentative plans for a community art space in Town Hall as well as renting space
to other businesses. The new group in charge of running this space is called
CitySpace, and currently, I am helping Will and Barbara with finding volunteers
for this new nonprofit group. CitySpace Inc. will be looking for active board
members and will also need professional advisors to help with fundraising and
I invite you to join us at CitySpace in Town Hall
on Saturday, January 27th 2007, from 4 to 7 pm.
from Eastmont Framing & Gallery, who is our first tenant, has agreed to host
this gathering. At this time we will give a tour of the building and explain our
goals for CitySpace. I am very excited about this new group and hope you can
I look forward to seeing you there,
CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION SCAM
me by Tim
Dear Members and Subscribers,
I am writing to
inform you of a scam that has been brought to my attention. You may have
received an email similar to the one below, or some correspondence with this
group indicating that they are in some way affiliated with the ISC. Please be
aware that this is a scam and the ISC has no connection with this group of
On behalf of the organizing committee of PARIS 2007 CONTEMPORARY ART
EXHIBITION, I wish to thank you once again for accepting to honour us with your
presence. To ensure that the exhibition becomes a huge success come June 2007
the organizing committee has set into motion various programmers to help you
have a wonderful exhibition here in Paris.
One of these is the hiring of
a reliable exhibition management company in Beijing, China known as Unique
Exhibition Managers Limited (BECA approved) to organize and undertake the
Note- it goes on and on but you get the
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
If I somehow missed anyone please let me know. I get
MAUREEN DENNING AND
KATHY SERVICE &
AACO (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
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
contact: Gene R. Talsky, 413 529-0420
SMITH'S MOVIE PICS Mandela and
de Klerk (1997 TV)
and de Klerk (1997 TV)
directed by Joseph Sargent
Written by Richard
Starring Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine
During a week
when self-proclaimed pundits and media experts are ganging up on Jimmy Carter
for daring to use the word apartheid in his book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,
I found this film was not only quite apropos but was equally enlightening and
inspiring. (see my article Satori in Tel Aviv at benigngirl.com ) Who else but
Sidney Poitier could play Nelson Mandela? The way he nails Mandela’s accent is
eery, as if Poitier were more Mandela than Mandela. Like the way so many people
now think Ghandhi looks like Ben Kinsley?! And Michael Caine was one of the few
actors who could match and balance the inimitable brilliance and power of
Together with an excellent script, these two thespian titans
reveal a whole aspect to the relationship between de Klerk and Mandela that I’d
never been aware of. We are use to seeing Mandela as the soft-spoken prince of
peace and here we get to see the relentless power of his personality and his
imperviousness to being intimidated by anyone, including the president of South
Africa. Caine offers a glimpse into the enormous humanity underlying the
character of de Klerk as he concedes to Mandela, and thus pays the ultimate
price of his political career for the sake of resolution to a conflict that
could have easily spun madly out of control had there been someone like P.W.
Botha in his place.
The film’s primary focus is on the time shortly
before Mandela’s release up to the point where he becomes president and within
that context concentrates on the relationship between de Klerk and Mandela in
the wanning days of apartheid. Definitely worth seeing if only to understand a
bit more about one of the most dramatic and miraculous events in 2oth century
politics. On a lesser note, though the film does treat what we already know
about Winnie Mandela, played by Tina Lifford, I would have wanted to know more.
How easy could it have been to be the wife of this emblematic hero living out in
the world of everyday hostilities and for twenty-five years struggling to be
your husband’s spokesperson to the world? The film tends to blithely accuse her
in the same way as has been the custom to date and I’m not convinced.
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
|December 31, 2006
SEEKING ARTIST'S PROPOSALS FOR SUMMER RESIDENCY As
a Blue Sky Project Artist-In-Residence, you will cross-pollinate with other
practicing artists, collaborate with teens, expand your ideas and add artistic
breadth and depth to the McHenry County community. Artists gather for eight
weeks from mid-June to mid August in McHenry County, located 60 miles from
downtown Chicago. Your recent studio practice and new ideas should provide the
foundation for your activities. Stipend: $6000 Additional $1000 working budget
per project, that does not go to the artist, for supplies, materials to
implement project, etc.. Does not include costs associated with preparing
project for exhibition, which are covered by the project. Deadline for
application is February 5, 2007. Contact: Blue Sky Project OR
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Seeking visual artists,
writers, and composers for 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-wk-long residencies, Jan 1 - Jun
15, 2008. Free housing and studio space and a $100/wk stipend. For application
and complete guidelines please contact: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the
Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City NE 68410 OR 402-874-9600 OR
http://www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org OR info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *National Drawing and Print
Competitive Exhibition: **Deadline January 5*
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: email@example.com
*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
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.
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 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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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: 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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