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.
is what I found walking around San Francisco the other day,
at 6th and Howard. It's called
"Defenestration", and is a site-specific (obviously) installation
by Brian Goggins. As I took pictures of it 3 different people
walked by and said something along the lines of, "better take
pictures quick, it's going to be leveled soon" and one person
asked me if there was a Hallmark store nearby.
I apologize for the slight untidiness of this newsletter. I
am having technical difficulties with the service software and
am giving up. Happy new year!
venues - collect the whole set!
GIRL HOWDY ON NEW YEARS EVE
Girl Howdy hopes that you've all been enjoying the holidays so
far, and further, would love to see you all this New Year's Eve.....we'll
be ringing 2007 at TWO different First Night Celebrations:
4:00-4:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm
Northampton First Night
at The Elevens
140 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
AND THEN - 8:30-9:15pm & 9:45-10:30pm
Worcester First Night
Site # 7, United Congo Church, Green Rooster room
6 Institute Rd, Worcester, MA
PROPELLERS @ THE APOLLO and more
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 5:00-5:45
December 31, 2006 (New Year's Eve!)
The 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:
Jenkins, Photographs, Kate Jenkins, Monoprints and Paintings
Ben Jenkins, Photographs
Kate Jenkins, Monoprints and Paintings
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Ground Floor Gallery
(come in the new Main Entrance and proceed to the hallway leading
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.
WORKS AT OXBOW GALLERY
22, 2006–January 7, 2007
GROUP SHOW / SMALL WORKS
December 22, 2006–January 7, 2007
Martha Armstrong, Chris Bagg, Sarah Belchetz-Swenson, Ruth Bernard,
David Bradford, Tim de Christopher, Harriet Diamond, Brian Chu,
Joanna Dunn, Lindsey Fogg-Willits, Fran Kidder, Justin Kim, Phil
Lawrence, Stanley Lewis, Judith Mann, David Marshall, Margaret McCann,
Elizabeth Meyersohn, Marion Miller, Lydia Nettler, Barbara Neulinger,
Gary Niswonger, Cathy Osman, Marjorie Portnow, Lorna Ritz, Gina
Sawin, Tim Segar, Judith Shaffer, Arnold Skolnick, John Solem, Claudia
Sperry, Cyndy Sperry, Ricker Winsor
December 22, 2006–January 7, 2007
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA 413.586.6300
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–5
Artisan Gallery shows Hayne Bayless
Reception Friday, January 12, 5-8
Artisan Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit
of the award-winning, hand built ceramics of Hayne Bayless.
As a full time potter for the past 15 years, Hayne has an envious
list of awards including: the Grand Prize, Worcester Center for
Crafts, Award of Excellence, Smithsonian Craft Show, and Philadelphia
Museum Craft Show, Best Ceramics in Show.
Another indication of the esteem in which his work is held is the
long list of books and publications that reference his work. Books
include: Design Language, Interpretive Edition, Tim McCreight, 2006;
Objects for Use, Paul J. Smith, 2001; and the Art of Contemporary
Pottery, Kevin Hluch, 2001. The periodical list includes: Studio
Potter, American Craft, Ceramics Monthly (10 times), Clay Times
and many others.
He has also garnered a reputation among his peers and the craft
knowledgeable public as one of the most accomplished ceramic artists
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of a contemporary
His work will be on exhibit Friday, January 12 through Sunday,
Opening Reception with the artist during Artwalk: Friday, January
My work in clay draws on my desire to make everyday objects that
go beyond everyday use. Function is as much a part of their value
to me as any aesthetic concerns. How my pots work is at least as
important to me as how they look or how they feel.
The pots are not so much about balance and harmony, although that
does happen, but more about tension. I love what spawns in the friction
between what I want the material to do and what it would rather
do. The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and so dismissed,
is one of the most fertile sources of new ideas. The trick is not
to fool with clay’s inherent desire to be expressive. Pay attention
to the clay, not only for the sake of each piece, but because the
clay will “offer” or “impose” its own suggestions of new forms and
ways to work.
I like what Constantin Brancusi wrote in 1927: “Each material has
its own life ... we must not try to make materials speak our language,
we must go with them to the point where others will understand their
language.” The techniques of hand-building let me take advantage
of clay’s ability to capture gesture and movement, its power to
record processes. I’m intrigued by what happens when clay is rolled,
stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, extruded, bent, cut and put
I get lots of inspiration from Shang and Zhou Dynasty ritual bronzes,
Jomon-period pots, English and Colonial silver, pewter and tinware,
contemporary architecture and sculpture, Andean folk music and 1960s
rhythm & blues. The common thread running through these disparate
sources is a love of form, rhythm and a delight in disregarding
limits. --Hayne Bayless
and Amherst Art Walk: Thursday, January 4, 5-8 pm
Fowler and Jozan Treston at Gallery A3
BRUCE FOWLER & JOZAN TRESTON @ GALLERY A3
Bruce Fowler collects and combines objects for his assembled
works that express personal vision or social irony. He often mixes
children’s toys and adult inventions, creating a satirical relationship
between objects. So a little red wagon, outfitted with a trigger
that ignites a smoking engine, becomes the artist’s objection to
the attitudes and behaviors that threaten and soil our environment.
Jozan Treston’s current work is a personal exploration of
the human form and the experience of healing from physical illness.
This series evolved from drawings Treston made while recovering
from heart surgery. Abstracted images of the body were a visual
part of his healing meditations that he has continued to explore
in graphite and paint.
Exhibition dates: January 4 through January 27
Reception and Amherst Art Walk: Thursday, January 4, 5-8 pm
" Conversations with Artists”, Thursday, January 25 from 7-9 pm
Gallery A3, 28 Amity Street, Amherst
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6 pm
on Saturday, January 6th from 5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Majestic 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.
“Small Paintings for Small Spaces”
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.
For more information about the show, call Jane Barrientos at
one of my smaller paintings for point of reference. Image is actual
Movement" - Benefit dance performance for Contact Quarterly Magazine
January 12th, 7:30 pm
Movement" - Benefit dance performance
for Contact Quarterly Magazine based in Florence, MA.
at A.P.E. Performance Space, Thornes' Market, Northampton
Friday, January 12th, 7:30 pm
On Friday evening, January 12th, at 7:30 pm an impressive host of
movement based performing artists will be converging on the A.P.E.
Arts theater space up on the third floor of Thornes' Market in Northampton
to share their work in support of the Contact Quarterly Magazine.
Two long time improvising artists and members of the Board of Directors
of Contact Collaborations, Christina Svane (Hatfield) and Daniel
Lepkoff (NYC) are curating this evening marathon concert to raise
funds and spirits for CQ.
As you may know or may not know, Contact Quarterly, "a vehicle for
moving ideas", is a seminal internationally known dance publication
whose offices are right here in the Pioneer Valley. CQ is like an
arrow that cuts through the noise of hype and marketing, consistently
dignifying and facilitating a clear communication of the artists'
voice in print.
Through Nancy Stark Smith's and Lisa Nelson's (co-editors and founders)
efforts since the 1970's, CQ has succeeded in archiving the intellectual,
imagistic, political, idealistic, conceptual, philosophical, foolhardy,
playful, technical, and ground breaking ideas that lie behind and
fuel dance work as it appears on stages and in studios around the
world. This upcoming performance event is both a celebration of
that quality effort and a benefit to raise what funds we can toward
helping CQ pay its bills.
The spectrum of artists featured on Friday evening's performance
includes both local artists as well as from surrounding areas: Bennington
College dance faculty members Susan Sgorbati and Dana Rietz, Paul
Langland (NYC - long standing member of Meredith Monk's Company
and NYU faculty), Daniel Lepkoff (NYC - one of a few developers
of Contact Improvisation since 1972 and proponent of movement as
physical dialogue), members of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
performing an excerpt of an early duet, David Hurwith - independent
choreographer and improviser, and others.
The evening will end in a reception with wine and snacks so performers
and audience can relax and enjoy good company in the aftermath of
what promises to be a truly rare and unique exposition of high quality
movement based performance work.
Seating is limited so make sure to call ahead and make a reservation:
Tickets are $15 for seniors/students, and $20 All the performers
are donating their work, and all profit goes to support the magazine.
For further information please contact: Christina Svane, 413-247-9454,
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.
SPECIAL THANKS TO REALLY SPECIAL PEOPLE
People just blow me away sometimes.
from the Jamoka memorial Bonfire thing, by
If I somehow missed anyone please let me know. I get scatterbrained
I somehow forgot to list Debin's extremely generous contribution
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
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 LABOUNTY
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society in
CDC Expands Small Business Support
Valley 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
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
a Wonderful Life (1946)
a Wonderful Life (1946) by Frank Capra
DWIGHT SMITH'S MOVIE PICS
Written by Philip van Doren Stern, Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful
Life) was based on an original story by Philip Van Doren Stern which
the author enclosed with his Christmas cards in 1943 and privately
published in 1945.)
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
I know. Who hasn¹t seen, "It's a Wonderful Life" but I can't resist.
Every year I watch this film and every year when the entire town
shows up to save George and Mary from financial ruin, my eyes fill
to overflowing, an event duly noted by my children many years ago
prompting them to give me a copy of the film for Christmas (the
black & white version which is the best.) What is it that makes
this film such a classic? One thing that strikes me is the cleverly
staged social satire whereby what is presented as the nightmare
reality is in fact how life was outside the movie theatre but the
audience desperately wants to believe that Bedford Falls with George
Bailey is what awaits them after the film. Another film like this
is Nicholas Ray¹s ³Bigger Than Life² with James Mason where the
reality depicted as the delusions of an insane man is in fact a
truer take on reality than that which the film presents as normal
decent reality. Given that we now live in a time where the Potters
of the world are running the world, the film is even more perspicacious
today than it was in 1946. But what really touches me about this
film, as it must anyone who has lived long enough to know how much
in a life doesn¹t turn out the way we want and realizes that that
is what makes life so excruciatingly wonderful, is the way the story
deals with the great big silver ring of a question: "What if?" How
many of us are able to look back at any number of pivotal and life-defining
moments and wonder: ³what if I¹d gone right instead of left?" or
"what if I hadn¹t been such a jerk and taken her/his hand?" Well,
the "what-if's?" take a million forms but it all comes down to the
same thing in the end: if we want to live our lives fully, we need
to make choices; but in the end, we're left wondering if we really
had a choice at all?"
And Jimmy and Donna. I mean, you can't possibly get more benign
than that! But one more thing. The heart of the matter really. Friends.
Where would we be without them? As Clarence so aptly puts it, "Remember,
no (wo)man is a failure who has friends."
THIS NEWSLETTER IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY THE NORTHAMPTON ARTS
CALLS FOR 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 http://www.blueskyart.org
Sep 01, 2007
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
*National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition: **Deadline
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,
*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,
or e-mail: email@example.com
*Three Rivers Community College Reviewing Work for Exhibitions,
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 / SJeknavorian@trcc.commnet.edu
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,
The 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, www.macdowellcolony.org/
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 exciting atmosphere.
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.
In 2007 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 the community.
Perspective or interested applicants may visit
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 15, 2007.
GALLERY A3 SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
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
SUBMIT ONLINE FOR ART WALK EASTHAMPTON
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
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 Competition 2006
to create a new urban space with an artistic atmosphere
and to revitalize the district along the main street. The
street, identified as "Art Avenue," stretches from Kanazawa
station to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa,
and the winning pieces are to be placed along this avenue.
The competition is now inviting submissions for innovative
sculptural pieces to fulfill the aim of the competition.
Application forms, outlining full details for the competition,
are available on our website at http://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/
ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN HISTORIC BUILDING
December 15, 2006
The Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition
in its Vising Art Program
PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED MEDIA
& PRINTS (NO GICLEE)
4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS EACH
($100 HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST TOWN HALL
1) Please submit 10 images in slides, photographs, color
xeroes or CD. Indicate name, title, media dimensions and
dates on all material. Include a SASE if you wish the materials
returned. Applicants must submit work that is already completed
and will be available for sale during the exhibition. In
the event of sales, APAC requests a 20% donations from proceeds
so we can continue this honorarium and commission artwork
for the 250th anniversary of Amherst.
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006
Send the application (available at 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
First Floor - Boltwood Ave. Entrance Lobby between entrance
doors: a) 7'W x 6.5'H b0 4'W x 6.5H
Alcove Opposite Elevator: 70"W x 5'H
First Floor Hallway a) 6'8" W x 4'5'H, b) 3"7"W x 3'10"H
(wall to right of Human Resources office)
c) 7'10"W x 5'3"H (wall to right of the Meeting Room) d)
5'4"W x 5'3" H (wall next to Accounting office)
Lower Level Lobby - Main Street Entrance a) 2 walls, both
6'W x 5'H
There is a large landing with generous wall space on the
stairwell, the second floor. Also wall space on stairwell
on two landings.
2007 MASTER ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
APRIL 16 - MAY 6 (application deadline: January 12, 2007)
Robert Dick, composer/flutist
Alice Notley, poet
TBA (Visual Artist)
MAY 14 - JUNE 3 (application deadline: February 9, 2007)
Michael Burkard, poet
Stephen Jaffe, composer
Thomas Struth, visual artist
JULY 23 - AUGUST 12 (application deadline: March 16,
Cornelius Eady, playwright/poet
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
Denis Smalley, composer
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline: May 25,
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Gioia Timpanelli, storyteller/author
Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007. For more info,
please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art Center Av, New
Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org
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
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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