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December 30, 2006 --Covering events from 12/30/06 through 1/27/2007 (ish)

 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
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This 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!

             


GIRL HOWDY ON NEW YEARS EVE
2 venues - collect the whole set!
1231_gh.jpg Hello Friends!
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
http://www.gazettenet.com/firstnight/


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
http://www.firstnightworcester.org/

                 

THE PROPELLERS @ THE APOLLO and more
Swingin' New Year's Eve fun
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December 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 pm.

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: www.havetodance.com/otones

NATURE AND ABSTRACTION
Ben Jenkins, Photographs, Kate Jenkins, Monoprints and Paintings

NATURE AND ABSTRACTION
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 to radiology)

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.

SMALL WORKS AT OXBOW GALLERY
December 22, 2006–January 7, 2007
THE OXBOW GALLERY
Presents
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
www.oxbowgallery.com
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday 12–5


       
The Artisan Gallery shows Hayne Bayless
Opening Reception Friday, January 12, 5-8
1223_teapot.jpg The 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 working today.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of a contemporary ceramics master.

His work will be on exhibit Friday, January 12 through Sunday, February 25

Opening Reception with the artist during Artwalk: Friday, January 12, 5-8

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
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 back together.

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
       

BRUCE FOWLER & JOZAN TRESTON @ GALLERY A3
Reception and Amherst Art Walk: Thursday, January 4, 5-8 pm
1231_a3.jpg Bruce Fowler and Jozan Treston at 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
Phone: 413-256-4250
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-6 pm
       

“Small Paintings for Small Spaces”
Reception on Saturday, January 6th from 5:00 -­ 6:45 p.m.
1218_monalisa.jpg The 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.

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 736-8882.

Pictured, one of my smaller paintings for point of reference. Image is actual size.

"Reading Movement" - Benefit dance performance for Contact Quarterly Magazine
Friday, January 12th, 7:30 pm
"Reading 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: (413) 586-5553.

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, csvane@comcast.net.
     

SPECIAL THANKS TO REALLY SPECIAL PEOPLE
SuperFriends of Jamoka and this newsletter.
1127_jamoka.jpg Special 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 sometimes.

Pics from the Jamoka memorial Bonfire thing, by Jon Whitney.

If I somehow missed anyone please let me know. I get scatterbrained lately.

DEBIN BRUCE
I somehow forgot to list Debin's extremely generous contribution till now.
SUSAN BERGERON-WEST
CHARLES STERN
JANET FRAIDSTERN
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES ENOS
LARRY SLEZAK
TERRY ROONEY
ANNE BURTON
DEAN NIMMER
BILL MYERS
KATHLEEN TRESTKA
ANITA HUNT
KATHY SERVICE & TIM DECHRISTOPHER
DAVID SMITH
JEFF MACK
LYNN PETERFREUND
BRADLEY FOX
KAREN AXELROD
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
KELSEY FLYNN
LYN HORAN
HILARY PRICE & KERRY LABOUNTY
BRONWEN HODGKINSON
BRIANA TAYLOR
DORIS MADSEN
BETSY DAWN WILLIAMS
MARY WITT
JOAN AXELROD-CONTRADA
MAUREEN DENNING AND CHARLES (Donation made to Humane Society in Jamoka's name)
DARYL LAFLEUR
         

Valley CDC Expands Small Business Support
Valley CDC Expands Small Business Support With State Economic Stimulus Grant
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, grt@valleycdc.com.

For more information contact: Gene R. Talsky, 413 529-0420
      

DWIGHT SMITH'S MOVIE PICS
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
1230_movie.jpg It¹s a Wonderful Life (1946) by Frank Capra

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 COUNCIL

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
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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 info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org
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*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
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*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: ebecker@cambridgeart.org
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*Three Rivers Community College Reviewing Work for Exhibitions, CT
**//// Ongoing:*


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
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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/ application.shtml.
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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/ http://www.macdowellcolony.org.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JOIN TRANSCULTURAL EXCHANGE IN BOSTON FROM APRIL 27 TO APRIL 29, 2007 FOR THE CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ARTS
http://transculturalexchange.org/conference_2007.htm
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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 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 15, 2007.
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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 kewiho@aol.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.
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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 arrangements.

The proposal form is available at www.ArtWalkEasthampton.org and is open to all local and regional artists.
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Kanazawa city is launching the second public sculpture competition, Kanazawa "Machinaka" Sculpture Competition 2006, to create a new urban space with an artistic atmosphere and to revitalize the district along the main street. The street, identified as "Art Avenue," stretches from Kanazawa station to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and the winning pieces are to be placed along this avenue.

The competition is now inviting submissions for innovative sculptural pieces to fulfill the aim of the competition. Application forms, outlining full details for the competition, are available on our website at http://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/ choukoku
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ARTISTS WANTED TO DISPLAY IN HISTORIC BUILDING
DEADLINE: December 15, 2006
The Amherst Public Art Commission runs 6th Annual Competition in its Vising Art Program
MEDIUM: PAINTINGS, COLLAGE, PHOTOGRAPHS MIXED MEDIA & PRINTS (NO GICLEE)
EXHIBITION: 4 ONE PERSON EXHIBITS FOR 3 MONTHS EACH ($100 HONORARIUM EACH) DISPLAYED IN AMHERST TOWN HALL
COMPETITION GUIDELINE:
1) Please submit 10 images in slides, photographs, color xeroes or CD. Indicate name, title, media dimensions and dates on all material. Include a SASE if you wish the materials returned. Applicants must submit work that is already completed and will be available for sale during the exhibition. In the event of sales, APAC requests a 20% donations from proceeds so we can continue this honorarium and commission artwork for the 250th anniversary of Amherst.
2) Deadline for applications is December 15, 2006. Send the application (available at trooney51@comcast.net) to The Amherst Public Art Commission, Jones Library 43 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002
3) An honorarium of $100 will be given to each of the 4 artists, which the artist can use as for publicity, transportation or hanging costs. APAC can not assume these costs but will assist with installation as needed.
4) Interested applicants may want to visit Town Hall on Boltwood Walk in the center of downtown Amherst to see the interior.

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

There is a large landing with generous wall space on the stairwell, the second floor. Also wall space on stairwell on two landings.
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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, 2007)

Cornelius Eady, playwright/poet
Maria Elena Gonzalez, visual artist
Denis Smalley, composer

OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 4 (application deadline: May 25, 2007)
Paul Pfeiffer, visual artist
Sarah Skaggs, choreographer
Gioia Timpanelli, storyteller/author
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Jan 13, 2007 MASTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Seeking artists for residency, May 15 - Jun 4, 2007. For more info, please contact: Atlantic Center, 1414 Art Center Av, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168 OR 800-393-6975 OR http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org OR program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org
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ONGOING
A nice offer from Joe Blumenthal of Downtown Sounds who generously would like to have artists display their work there. (Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant St., Northampton, next to the Pleasant St. Theater)

The window is quite large, and has three panels, each one about 6' X 6', and is about 24" deep. It is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning; the heat of the sun plus the narrowness of the window make it inappropriate to display most musical instruments.

However, the sunlight doesn't hurt most artwork since it's only exposed for a month to six weeks. I normally pay $150 to the artist who installs the window, and work out a consignment agreement for the store to take a percentage of the price if the art is for sale and we manage to sell some of it.

The artwork can be freestanding, lean against a wall at the back of the window that's about three feet high, or (if it's not heavy) be hung from the ceiling.
It's great when the art can have a musical theme, but it's not necessary. Because of its highly visible commercial location, the work should have a mainstream appeal and not have themes which could be offensive. Small pieces don't work well since the window is so large.

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

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www.apearts.org
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Northampton Arts Council
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Save Darfur
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Easthampton City Arts
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Elizabeth Solomon Fine Art
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