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News from the RI Film Collaborative

Monday, November 30th, 2009

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DAY OF & NEXT DAY FOR the

2nd Annual RIFC Black & White Holiday Party

To complete prep for the The Ice Cave we need:

More volunteers for the night of the party (Dec. 5) and for cleanup the day after (Dec 6). Don’t worry – shifts will be set up so you can have plenty of party time!

Please volunteer to help sell raffle tickets, steer party-goers through the door and into the party space the night of, and to help clean up the day after.

People respond to Raymond or Rick at: rick@wrikdj.com or raymond.norman@verizon.net as soon as possible. THANKS!

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CHUCK SLAVIN HOSTS THE NEXT FILMMAKERS SHINDIG!
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CHUCKSLAVIN.COM*


 The Next Filmmaker’s Shindig is SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH!!! Doors open at 9:00PM
Hosted by Chuck Slavin & Jenna Sullivan it will be held at the super-convenient and super-chic location: Blue 22, 1237 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169. Visit
www.blue22-barandgrille.com for directions.

Local Talent & Crew will gather for LIVE Music, Networking, and Short Film Viewings

Blue 22 is easily located off Rt. 93 and is DIRECTLY ACROSS from the Quincy Center T station on the red line.
(Same Parking lot)!
LOTS OF FREE PARKING & T ACCESS!

Plus you have the opportunity to have your short pieces screened on the TVs during this classic party. If you are interested, please contact Filmmaker’s Shindig at this email address… info@filmmakersshindig.com. The shorts should be completed works of fewer than 15 minutes and in DVD format. Works may be Trailers, Demo Reels, Music Videos, and Etc.

You can mail DVD’s here…
Filmmaker’s Shindig
P.O.Box 890184
Weymouth, Ma 02189

Remember to check out http://www.filmmakersshindig.com/
for news, announcements, updates and pictures of the last Shindig!

The last Shindig had roughly 150 people there, so get there early! Bring your networking tools like business cards and comp cards and friends, but it’s always o.k. to just bring yourself!
DIRECTLY ACROSS from the Redline Quincy Center T Stop (Mass.)

Local Directors, Local Talent, Producers, and Local Crew Members frequent the Filmmaker’s Shindig.

 Feel free to bring your personal cameras and our House Photographer will be on Hand to capture The Evening!
***Plus just announced Michelle Lewis will be performing.
Hear Her Here…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFwWhwYFKJM

STAY TUNED FOR MORE “DOTCOM NEWS” IN 2010!
http://www.chuckslavin.com

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The Awesome Foundation

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences has been talking for some time now about expanding and opening up chapters in different locales and specialized in different arenas. Many of you have gotten in touch, and we’ve been thrilled by all the people volunteering — but we’ve to date held off, getting the formula right, and figuring out how to start building outwards.

Today, I’m thrilled to announce today that we take the first, critical step in changing that by announcing the official formation of Awesome Foundation Providence!

Headed up by Owen Johnson and TJ Sondermann, they’ll be joining our Boston branch in forwarding the interest of Awesome in the universe. AF-Providence will be involved in administering its own $1,000 grant each month to projects, which means two grants coming out every month, and generally more excellent schemes going down.

They’re also currently in the process of assembling their group of micro-trustees, so, if you’re interested taking a serious oath of office and funding projects, be sure to drop them a line at owen AT existence.com, and tsondermann AT betaspring.com.

Fantastically enough, they’ll also be participating in the November grant cycle! So, if you’re interested, be sure to drop your idea on our grant site by midnight at AwesomeFoundation.org.

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Give thanks for…art, artists & the people who love them.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
 

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County hosts a series of informal get togethers for artists, performers, writers and art lovers at the Clarke Cooke House on Banister’s Wharf, Newport, RI.  Arts Around the Fire will take place the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The next gathering will be tonight! 

 

Tuesday, November 24 

6-8pm 

Clarke Cooke House 

Banisters Wharf, Newport 

 

Cash bar, utterly informal, no agenda.  

 

Sign up for free artist memberships in the Alliance or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County.  Please join us, no reservations needed.  Info at www.newportarts.org 

 

 

 

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Public art call: University of Utah

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah – Salt Lake City

This Art Selection Committee seeks individual artists/teams to generate site-specific artwork for its new classroom/office building on the campus of the University of Utah.  This project is open to artists residing in the United States. Applications will be accepted online or digital images submitted via CD.  Project specifics available at: www.utahpublicart.org  (or click on the link in the first line of this blog entry)

Budget: $188,000 – Deadline: January 21, 2010 by 5PM

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Call for Entries – Mudstone Studios, Warren shows

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

This call invites artists working in any medium to submit works for inclusion in the following exhibits.  Works for hanging, installation or free-standing will be considered.  Exhibition space is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 11:am-5:pm, weekends from noon-4:pm and Thursday evenings from 6-9:pm

”Curiosities”  Works that reveal the inner workings of things – the magical, or
the imagined. Exhibition will take place from January 29th – February 28th.

“Reconfigured”  Works that experiment with the figure, gesture, and human expression. Exhibition will take place from March 1st – April 15th.
“Spring and Garden Show”  This show is geared toward the gardener.  We’re looking for functional pottery, decorative outdoor pieces and works inspired by the Spring.  The dates for this show coincide with those getting back into their gardens as well as Mother’s Day. April 15th – May 31st.

”Seeking Common Ground” Works that seek to ask hard questions about identity, politics, or culture. Exhibition takes place from June 1st – July 15th, 2009

Juried Selection process will take place electronically so please e-mail jpgs or send disc to:
Ellen Blomgren
Mudstone Studios
30 Cutler Street box #8
Warren, RI  02885
(401) 297-9412
ellen@mudstonestudios.com
www.mudstonestudios.com

Artists may submit up to 3 works, fees are as follows; 1 entry-$15,  2 entries-$28,  3 entries-$35.  Each proposal/entry will be reviewed and notification of acceptance will be made within 14 days of each deadline.

Artwork delivery/return and installation  
•    Gallery Specs:17′ x 24′ – 10′ height
•    Mudstone reserves the right to reject any work that significantly differs from the entry images/proposals.
•    Shipped work must be sent in a reusable container with pre-paid return shipping. Work will be returned in same manner as delivered, via UPS or USPS.
•    Accepted works will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition, and must be picked up within a week of the exhibitions end date.
Sale of work
•    Mudstone Gallery will retain a 30% commission of the listed sale price.

Important Dates
•    January 15th- deadline for electronic submissions for “Curiosities”. Drop-off and installation of accepted works: January 23rd-26th  Show ends February. 28th.
•    February 15th –deadline for electronic submissions for “Reconfigured”. Drop off and installation for accepted works: February 20th-25th. Show ends April 14th.
•    April 1st –deadline for electronic submissions for “Spring Garden”. Drop off and installation for accepted works: April 7th-11th. Show ends May 31st.
•    May 18th –deadline for electronic submissions for “Finding Common Ground”. Drop off and installation for accepted works: May 24th-28th. Show ends July 15th

Openings will be scheduled closer to each event and will coincide with the events of surrounding businesses when possible.

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AS220 PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY 2010 CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Photographic Memory, AS220′s youth photography and training program, proudly presents a culmination of their collective work in a 2010 calendar. Each month is accompanied by a black and white photo straight from the portfolio of a PhotoMem student. Much of the work presented in the calendar was recently featured in a show at Providence City Hall.

In the Photographic Memory program, young people gain technical training in photography and develop a unique visual style, and have the opportunity to hone their creative skills with guidance from supportive and talented peers and mentors. The work produced by students is consistently compelling and covers a broad range of themes, each told through from a unique perspective and in a way only they can tell it.

This very special collection of work from some of Rhode Island’s most talented youth, is being released in conjunction with AS220′s 25th Anniversary Annual Fund Drive. For a $15 donation, you can have a full year of photographic inspiration and support programs like PhotoMem and other youth and public programming in the Paul Krot Community Darkroom.

All proceeds from this project, conceived and designed by PhotoMem, Broad Street Studio Product Design Team and through the Paul Krot Community Darkroom at AS220, will help fund these programs and will support and maintain continued photo programs and training at AS220.

Please visit www.as220.org/shop to make your donation.  

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

CALL FOR ART IN ALL MEDIA

& CREATIVE WRITING & PERFORMANCES

Looking for art in all media (2d and 3d) & creative writing for 2 exhibits at

URI Providence Campus 80 Washington Street Providence RI 02903.

Possible performance opportunities with both projects.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS EXHIBIT March 1-31

with Gallery Reception March 18

If interested or for more information contact Steven Pennell by January 22,

2010

spennell@etal.uri.edu or 401-277-5206PEACE PROJECT September 1-30 w/ Gallery Reception September 16

additional workshops and events September 11-21

If interested contact Steven Pennell by July 22, 2010

spennell@etal.uri.edu or 401-277-5206

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Request for Qualifications
Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
Public Art Commission For the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters,
311 Danielson Pike, North Smithfield, RI, 02857-1907
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Completion Date:  Scheduled for fall 2010
Budget: $160,000
Introduction:
The Rhode Island State Police Force was founded in 1925 with the motto, “In the Service of the State.” They are a statewide law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in all 39 cities and towns. There are presently 215 sworn members and 51 civilian staff members. Their main charge is to enforce all motor vehicle and criminal statutes of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and to assist city, town and federal law enforcement agencies. To that end, their work ethic is reflected in the Division Creed as follows:
You are always to remember that you are in the Division of State Police and In the Service of the State. It is a call of honor. It requires unselfish devotion to duty, the highest type of honesty, and downright courage.
Please consult their website for additional information: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/
Project and Site Descriptions:
** The goal of this request for qualifications is to commission an artist to design, fabricate and install a bronze statue of a state trooper in full uniform for the exterior entrance at the front and center of the new State Police Headquarters in Scituate, Rhode Island. The sculpture will be visible to all those entering the facility, as well as vehicular traffic in the front parking area and on Smithfield Pike. The pad is 75’ wide and 25’ deep.
** The new headquarters are in the process of being built on the grounds of the pre-existing rural campus in North Scituate, RI.
** Landscaped elements and memorials are planned for other locations on the grounds.
** Electricity for the pad will be accessible to accommodate lighting. There is no water access. No sound installations or kinetic work will be commissioned.
** There is a 16 car front visitor parking lot and a parking along the road in the front of the building. Another lot for employees is in the back south corner.
 

 

The Work
** The commission carries on a tradition that reflects the iconic nature of the knight in shining armor, the Greco-Roman military tradition, the Roman soldier, the protector.
** Panelists do not want applicants to memorialize past officer’s names with text. Troopers are memorialized in the museum located on the site: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/museum/. This piece should not be a memorial.
** A ceremony which takes place on the site during National Police Week involves retired personnel and their families. A sculpture that is installed on the pad should echo the intent of the ceremony as it serves to honor the force.
** Panelists related the following comments to the commission:
“The goal of the State Police is to make people feel safe. We work hard to protect our reputation”.
“Once you’ve taken your oath, you are in it for life”.
“You’re trained to think a little differently. Things that you do, when you’re retired, they still follow you”.
“We are always, at heart, uniformed officers”.
“The expression on the face (of the statue) will be important. The trooper should be alive, vibrant”.
“The idea of a lone trooper speaks volumes. We often have to go into things alone. The lone figure is powerful”.
 

Process
As dictated by RI State law, a five-member public art selection panel composed of a representative of the RI State Police, a community representative, two professional artists, and the project architect, met to discuss the RI State Police project and to formulate this RFQ.
Project Budget:
A total of up to $160,000 has been designated for the acquisition of exterior public art for the project.  Inclusive in this budget are all costs for fabrication, installation and transportation of artwork, as well as artist’s fees, engineer’s fees and site preparation.  The selected artist will be responsible for the management of the commission.
 
 
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Submission Requirements:
 

Proposals for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art commission will be submitted online through CAFÉ ™ at www.callforentry.org by the submission deadline of December 1, 2009. All materials must be submitted through CAFÉ ™.  There is no charge for this service. No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted.  First-time CAFÉ ™ applicants must allow ample time to prepare their proposals and digital images for electronic submission in accordance to CAFÉ ™ requirements in order to meet the deadline.  (CAFÉ ™ survey estimates approximately 1.5 hours to prepare images and submit applications via their system.)
 
Note:  If an artist would like to apply as an individual as well as part of a team, two separate applications must be submitted.
 
 

 

 

Submissions will consist of:
 

  • Current resume of principal artist and of key assistants and/or subcontractors, if applicable. Teams must submit all resumes within one document.
  • A written proposal statement not to exceed 2,000 characters specifying the site and describing the concept and materials, proposed budget and installation requirements;
  • Six (6) digital images of relevant work completed within the past five years.  The following information must accompany each image:

·                  media
·                  dimensions (HWD)
·                  title
·                  brief description ~ include date of completion here
Note: If you wish to submit a “detail” image, it will be considered one of the six images allowed.
 
RFQ Finalist Selection Criteria:
 

The Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art selection panel will review all submitted proposals in late December, 2009 and choose semi-finalists based on the following key criteria:

  • Quality and suitability of applicant’s artwork in relation to project description, stated goals, and budget;
  • Demonstrated ability of artists or teams to enter into a contractual agreement and complete contract agreement on schedule and within proposed budget;
  • Demonstrated ability to address and meet all ADA standards, safety standards and other codes;
  • Permanence and durability of artwork and minimum maintenance requirements.

 
 
Full Proposals:
 

Semi-finalists chosen by the public art selection panel will be notified by mid-January, 2010.  Concurrent with notification, a preparatory site visit to the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters will be arranged for each finalist by RISCA.  This will allow finalists to meet with the architects and project and construction managers in order to gain a better sense and understanding of the project scope.  Finalists will be asked to create a full proposal to be presented in person to the art selection panel in February, 2010.  This presentation should clearly convey the artist’s concept for artwork through plans, drawings, and/or scale models with a clear description of materials, fabrication, installation requirements (including engineering and other specifications), and overall project cost.   For their completed proposals, an honorarium of $1,500 will be awarded to each finalist. 
 
RISCA will be responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and expenses, as well as a small per diem for both the preparatory site visit and the final presentation visit.
 
RISCA reserves the right to retain all artist proposal materials for up to one year and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public education purposes.  The public art selection panel reserves the right to determine which proposals will be funded and the extent of funding for each commission and installation.  The panel also reserves the right to reject any final proposal submitted. Upon final approval by RISCA for the purchase of artwork, the selected artist(s) will enter into contract with RISCA. The completed artwork will be owned and maintained by the State of Rhode Island.
 
The final amount of money allocated for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters project is up to the discretion of the Public Art Selection Panel. Any unspent funds from the commission will be allocated to future public art calls.
 
Deadlines for submission:
 

RFQ submission deadline: December 1, 2009, 5:00pm
Proposal review and finalist selection: late-December, 2009
Semi-finalist notification: by mid-January, 2010
Semi-finalist site visit:  TBA
Semi-finalist presentations: February, 2010
Finalist selection and notification: TBA
 
 
Artist Eligibility:
Open to all visual artists.  The panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.  Excluded from participation are RISCA council members, staff and their family members, as well as, art selection panelists and their family members.
 
If you have questions regarding the submission of materials, or the scope of the project, please contact Elizabeth Keithline, elizabeth@arts.ri.gov. For CAFÉ ™ technical support contact cafe@westaf.org.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Glitch Generation
February 4 – June 25, 2010
Curators: Michele Jaslow and Spring Hofeldt
 
Curatorial Description:

Glitch Generation will focus on the appreciation of imperfections, exploring the fixation on and passion for errors. The curators seek visual art, sound art Installation and/or music performance proposals and video works that are/were created by taking advantage of mistakes, either intentional or found.

BAC Gallery invites all Brooklyn based visual artists, video artists, sound artists and musicians to apply. To qualify you MUST be on Brooklyn Arts Council’s Artist Registry. Any artist living or working in Brooklyn can sign up by clicking Join Site; IT’S FREE. 

Examples include:

  • Work created in reaction to an environment that is the result of an interesting error from an unexpected circumstance. For instance, a photograph that has captured the intricate nature of pasted advertisement layers peeling from billboards.
  • Artwork may also use (typically) unintentional images as a starting point for its concept or execution, such as the photo paintings of Gerhard Richter whose paintings recreate flaws found in photographs.
  • The environment that produces such mistakes may be manufactured, such as manipulating a malfunctioning computer using code to produce a visual or audio glitch.

 

Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2009  
There are 3 components to the Glitch Generation exhibition. All works must reflect the curatorial theme detailed above.

1. Two-dimensional visual artwork to be exhibited in BAC Gallery from February 4 – June 25, 2010

  • All visual artwork submitted must be two-dimensional or work that can install on a wall surface. Eligible genres include photography, painting, relief sculpture, illustration, alternative medium, collage, mixed media etc.
  • Chosen artworks must arrive at the gallery sturdily framed and ready to hang. Paintings on stretcher bars do not need to be framed but should have D rings.

 

2. Sound art installation and/or music performance for DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk (TBD)

  • Recordings (audio or video) of performances reflecting the theme Glitch Generation will be considered for submission. Live performance will be held during a DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk.

 

3. Video works to be shown during SDUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk (TBD)

  • Selected videos will be screened or installed during a DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk.

 

Please Download and Read the Complete Prospectus
> Glitch_Generation_Prospectus_F.pdf   (35.817 kb)
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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

 

NEFA logo
NEFA NETWORKS:
NEW WEBSITE DESIGN INCLUDES  COMMUNITY FOCUS VIA FORUM
CONTACT
Abigail Baisas
abaisas@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x515


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Boston, MA)
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), a nonprofit organization providing leadership and resources to benefit artists, the public, arts funders, and policymakers throughout New England and beyond, announces a new visual identity and website, featuring the NEFA Network, a forum for the arts community.

“Quite simply, it’s the power of art,” said NEFA executive director Rebecca Blunk of the new design by Boston-based Korn Design, a nationally recognized brand strategy and design firm.  “Our new look is a much more vibrant expression of our mission and impact, and better communicates who we are in a way that we hope will invite others to participate.  

Leveraging the savvy and leadership of Korn Design, and building on NEFA’s five-year strategic plan, the re-design work included brand strategy, a new visual identity, messaging, print collateral, and new website featuring the NEFA Network.  

A free account gives users access to several forums within the NEFA Network- Creative Economy, National Dance Project, New England Presenting & Touring, Native Arts, and Public Art – with multiple topic areas, including calls to artists, professional development, and job postings, within each.  In addition to being a service to the region’s creative sector, the Network allows for program staff to be a part of the discussions that arise, and better advocate for the field in real-time.  Said NEFA director of programs Jane Preston, “We are excited about launching this means of connecting with our colleagues in the field.  Our goal is to promote stronger networks and information sharing that will be of benefit to our grant recipients, applicants, funders, or anyone interested in real-time issues and opportunities in these areas.”

To visit the new website or join the conversation, go to www.nefa.org and click on NEFA Network.

About NEFA
NEFA creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and communities, and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the creative sector.  NEFA is a 501(c)(3) that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations and individuals.

NEFA currently administers grantmaking programs of regional, national, and international scope that support the performing arts, public art, and Native American artists. NEFA also leads projects and initiatives that range from the analysis of the impact of the creative economy to the creation of online tools which link and advance the cultural community. For more information on NEFA’s grant programs and services, please visit www.nefa.org or call 617.951.0010.

About Korn Design
Founded in 1992, Korn Design is an award-winning brand design and strategy firm with offices in Boston and New York. Headed by Principal Denise Korn and Partner/Creative Director Javier Cortés, Korn Design is passionate about designing high-touch experiences driven by maverick thinking and creative strategy. The firm has brought cutting edge visual acuity, business savvy, and imagination to work for top-of-class performing arts, luxury hospitality, restaurant, nonprofit, fashion and institutional clients internationally. www.korndesign.com.
    

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Monday, November 23rd, 2009

 


NEFA logo

Upcoming NEST and Meet the Composer/New England Deadline:
December 1, 2009
CONTACT

Erin Johnstone
Program Associate,
Presenting & Touring, Native Arts
617.951.0010 x533
ejohnstone@nefa.org

Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager,
Presenting & Touring
617.951.0010 x527
apetrillo@nefa.org

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NEFA SUPPORTS ARTISTS

WITH GRANTS AND
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES;
ESTABLISHES VITAL
CONNECTIONS
BETWEEN
ARTISTS, ARTS
PROGRAMMERS, AND THE
PUBLIC; AND STRENGTHENS
THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

THROUGH RESEARCH THAT
INFORMS PUBLIC POLICY.
Read more about NEFA.

December 1, 2009 is the next deadline for
New England States Touring (NEST) and
Meet the Composer/New England.



NEST

NEST provides support to nonprofit organizations based in New England for performances and activities by select New England performing artists from outside of the presenter’s home state.  

NEST artists are performing artists from New England who meet the NEST Artist Requirements on MatchBook.org. They represent a wide range of disciplines, such as chamber music, contemporary dance, opera, spoken word, puppet theater, and storytelling.  

There are currently over 300 artists eligible for NEST and any New England performing artist who meets the NEST Artist Requirements can become eligible.

More information on NEST

MEET THE COMPOSER/NEW ENGLAND

With support from Meet the Composer, Inc., NEFA offers grants to nonprofit organizations in New England to provide interaction between New England-based composers and audiences, related to specific performances of the composer’s work.

More information on Meet the Composer/New England

   
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Friday, November 20th, 2009

Request for Qualifications
Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
Public Art Commission For the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters,
311 Danielson Pike, North Smithfield, RI, 02857-1907
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Completion Date:  Scheduled for fall 2010
Budget: $160,000
Introduction:
The Rhode Island State Police Force was founded in 1925 with the motto, “In the Service of the State.” They are a statewide law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in all 39 cities and towns. There are presently 215 sworn members and 51 civilian staff members. Their main charge is to enforce all motor vehicle and criminal statutes of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and to assist city, town and federal law enforcement agencies. To that end, their work ethic is reflected in the Division Creed as follows:
You are always to remember that you are in the Division of State Police and In the Service of the State. It is a call of honor. It requires unselfish devotion to duty, the highest type of honesty, and downright courage.
Please consult their website for additional information: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/
Project and Site Descriptions:
** The goal of this request for qualifications is to commission an artist to design, fabricate and install a bronze statue of a state trooper in full uniform for the exterior entrance at the front and center of the new State Police Headquarters in Scituate, Rhode Island. The sculpture will be visible to all those entering the facility, as well as vehicular traffic in the front parking area and on Smithfield Pike. The pad is 75’ wide and 25’ deep.
** The new headquarters are in the process of being built on the grounds of the pre-existing rural campus in North Scituate, RI.
** Landscaped elements and memorials are planned for other locations on the grounds.
** Electricity for the pad will be accessible to accommodate lighting. There is no water access. No sound installations or kinetic work will be commissioned.
** There is a 16 car front visitor parking lot and a parking along the road in the front of the building. Another lot for employees is in the back south corner.
 

 

The Work
** The commission carries on a tradition that reflects the iconic nature of the knight in shining armor, the Greco-Roman military tradition, the Roman soldier, the protector.
** Panelists do not want applicants to memorialize past officer’s names with text. Troopers are memorialized in the museum located on the site: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/museum/. This piece should not be a memorial.
** A ceremony which takes place on the site during National Police Week involves retired personnel and their families. A sculpture that is installed on the pad should echo the intent of the ceremony as it serves to honor the force.
** Panelists related the following comments to the commission:
“The goal of the State Police is to make people feel safe. We work hard to protect our reputation”.
“Once you’ve taken your oath, you are in it for life”.
“You’re trained to think a little differently. Things that you do, when you’re retired, they still follow you”.
“We are always, at heart, uniformed officers”.
“The expression on the face (of the statue) will be important. The trooper should be alive, vibrant”.
“The idea of a lone trooper speaks volumes. We often have to go into things alone. The lone figure is powerful”.
 

Process
As dictated by RI State law, a five-member public art selection panel composed of a representative of the RI State Police, a community representative, two professional artists, and the project architect, met to discuss the RI State Police project and to formulate this RFQ.
Project Budget:
A total of up to $160,000 has been designated for the acquisition of exterior public art for the project.  Inclusive in this budget are all costs for fabrication, installation and transportation of artwork, as well as artist’s fees, engineer’s fees and site preparation.  The selected artist will be responsible for the management of the commission.
 
 
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Submission Requirements:
 

Proposals for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art commission will be submitted online through CAFÉ ™ at www.callforentry.org by the submission deadline of December 1, 2009. All materials must be submitted through CAFÉ ™.  There is no charge for this service. No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted.  First-time CAFÉ ™ applicants must allow ample time to prepare their proposals and digital images for electronic submission in accordance to CAFÉ ™ requirements in order to meet the deadline.  (CAFÉ ™ survey estimates approximately 1.5 hours to prepare images and submit applications via their system.)
 
Note:  If an artist would like to apply as an individual as well as part of a team, two separate applications must be submitted.
 
 

 

 

Submissions will consist of:
 

  • Current resume of principal artist and of key assistants and/or subcontractors, if applicable. Teams must submit all resumes within one document.
  • A written proposal statement not to exceed 2,000 characters specifying the site and describing the concept and materials, proposed budget and installation requirements;
  • Six (6) digital images of relevant work completed within the past five years.  The following information must accompany each image:

·                  media
·                  dimensions (HWD)
·                  title
·                  brief description ~ include date of completion here
Note: If you wish to submit a “detail” image, it will be considered one of the six images allowed.
 
RFQ Finalist Selection Criteria:
 

The Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art selection panel will review all submitted proposals in late December, 2009 and choose semi-finalists based on the following key criteria:

  • Quality and suitability of applicant’s artwork in relation to project description, stated goals, and budget;
  • Demonstrated ability of artists or teams to enter into a contractual agreement and complete contract agreement on schedule and within proposed budget;
  • Demonstrated ability to address and meet all ADA standards, safety standards and other codes;
  • Permanence and durability of artwork and minimum maintenance requirements.

 
 
Full Proposals:
 

Semi-finalists chosen by the public art selection panel will be notified by mid-January, 2010.  Concurrent with notification, a preparatory site visit to the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters will be arranged for each finalist by RISCA.  This will allow finalists to meet with the architects and project and construction managers in order to gain a better sense and understanding of the project scope.  Finalists will be asked to create a full proposal to be presented in person to the art selection panel in February, 2010.  This presentation should clearly convey the artist’s concept for artwork through plans, drawings, and/or scale models with a clear description of materials, fabrication, installation requirements (including engineering and other specifications), and overall project cost.   For their completed proposals, an honorarium of $1,500 will be awarded to each finalist. 
 
RISCA will be responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and expenses, as well as a small per diem for both the preparatory site visit and the final presentation visit.
 
RISCA reserves the right to retain all artist proposal materials for up to one year and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public education purposes.  The public art selection panel reserves the right to determine which proposals will be funded and the extent of funding for each commission and installation.  The panel also reserves the right to reject any final proposal submitted. Upon final approval by RISCA for the purchase of artwork, the selected artist(s) will enter into contract with RISCA. The completed artwork will be owned and maintained by the State of Rhode Island.
 
The final amount of money allocated for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters project is up to the discretion of the Public Art Selection Panel. Any unspent funds from the commission will be allocated to future public art calls.
 
Deadlines for submission:
 

RFQ submission deadline: December 1, 2009, 5:00pm
Proposal review and finalist selection: late-December, 2009
Semi-finalist notification: by mid-January, 2010
Semi-finalist site visit:  TBA
Semi-finalist presentations: February, 2010
Finalist selection and notification: TBA
 
 
Artist Eligibility:
Open to all visual artists.  The panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.  Excluded from participation are RISCA council members, staff and their family members, as well as, art selection panelists and their family members.
 
If you have questions regarding the submission of materials, or the scope of the project, please contact Elizabeth Keithline, elizabeth@arts.ri.gov. For CAFÉ ™ technical support contact cafe@westaf.org.

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Friday, November 20th, 2009

Electronic Lit Organization Seeks Conference Papers and Presentations
The Electronic Literature Organization’s Fourth International Conference and Program of Digitally Mediated Literary Art will be held June 3-6 at Brown University. This conference is being organized by ELO and the Brown University Literary Arts Program, who are inviting paper and presentation submissions for the conference. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, December 15.

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In Memory Of Maxwell Mays

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Maxwell Mays’ “Inauguration Day” Print and Guest
Book on Display in State Room at State House in
Memory of the Beloved Rhode Island Artist
Public invited to share thoughts and remembrances in guest book
 

A reproduction print of Maxwell Mays’ painting “Inauguration Day” will be displayed in the State Room of the Rhode Island State House, starting today, Thursday, November 19, 2009 to honor the well-loved Rhode Island artist who died on Monday, November 16 at the age of 91.  The public is invited to view the print and share thoughts and remembrance in a guest book. 

 

The print and guest book will be on display through Friday, November 27, 2009.  The State House is open to the public each week day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The State House will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on November 26.  

 

The enlarged giclee print of the “Inauguration Day” painting shows scores of people gathering at a Rhode Island State House festooned with bunting, with inaugural ceremonies in progress. 
 

Throughout a career that lasted over 60 years, Maxwell Mays produced colorful and whimsical paintings highlighting historic sites, landscapes, and seascapes.  He was also known for his involvement in local environmental conservation, for his longtime affiliation with the Providence Art Club, and for his generosity. 

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Deadline for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program: February 1, 2010



Funding opportunity for any and all professional creative artists on your email lists.  Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program.  The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals.  The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2010.

The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work.  Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan.

Selected artists will receive:
·        A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services
·        Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance
·        A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States
Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc.gov/creativeartists.asp.

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Call For Public Art

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Click here for more information: https://nebraska.slideroom.com.

The artwork site will be the interior rotunda (main entrance) of the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, NE. The prospectus details the project and identifies online resources where you may find photos, floor plans and other information about the project, as well as directions on how to apply. The deadline to apply is December 18th, 2009.

Please note that the NE 1% for Art projects will now use the online service, SlideRoom, for all applications from this point forward. We hope that this new system will benefit the artists in its ease of use as well as provide significant improvements for our agency and clients from the administrative side. There is a nominal $5 application fee to complete the process. However, no physical materials will be required from artists, which will eliminate the burdens of CD and document creation and mailing costs. The NSHS and NAC are supporting a reduction in application fee costs by defraying 50% of the processing fees – to be paid with our administration budget.

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Open Call – Group Show at 3rd Ward

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

View This Announcement Online Here
3rd Ward is on the search for the best painting, drawing, print-making and works on paper! Our last Group Show open call culminated in an opening reception for The Best Emerging Photographers which drew over 300 art revelers. Now we’re at it again and even more people will win!

The 2009 Winter Group Show – A search for the best painting, drawing, print-making and works on paper
www.3rdward.com/groupshowcurrent

Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic. – Keith Haring

25 Artists will be selected as the best. 1 will receive the grand prize of $500, 4 runners up will receive $150 and all 25 artists will receive:

  • A group show in 3rd Ward’s gallery
  • A feature in 3rd Ward’s quarterly magazine
  • 1-month Basic Membership to 3rd Ward
  • NYC wide exposure – post cards, flyers, press!

For this call we are joined by Judges: David Elshout, Antistrot mastermind, Rachel Hinde, Founding Director of Re-Title, and Kate McNamara, Curator at P.S.1.

Submit now: www.3rdward.com/groupshowcurrent

Accepting Submissions through December 3, 11:59 pm EST.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Local Author Wins Top Prize in Newport Review 2009 Flash Fiction Contest

Newport Review magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest. Our guest judge this year was Providence fiction writer Hester Kaplan, author of The Edge of Marriage and Kinship Theory. Three authors will receive cash prizes and publication, and two additional authors will receive honorable mention and publication.

Now in its fifth year, the Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest honors writers working in the brief but demanding form of flash fiction, short stories no longer than 1,000 words.

This year’s winning stories are:

First prize, $150: “On the El,” Kirsten Hammerstrom, Providence, RI

Second Prize, $100: “Routine,” Wendy Marcus, Seattle, WA

Third Prize, $50: “How My Parents Fell in Love,” Dallas Woodburn, Ventura, CA

Honorable Mention:  “Jumper,” Gabrielle Hovendon, Watertown, NY

Honorable Mention: “Fishes,” Matt Siegel, Trumbull, CT

All stories will be published in the Fall 2009/Winter 2010 online issue of Newport Review.

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Grant Opportunities

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Music Education Programs
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to public schools and nonprofits working to fund existing or planned public school or independent music programs across the nation….
Deadline: February 5, 2010
Posted: November 12, 2009

Entries Invited for Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition
Grants of up to $10,000 will be donated to the cancer charity of the winner’s choice whose original artwork, depicting their cancer journey, uses one of several media types, including watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, acrylic, or mixed media….
Deadline: June 10, 2010 (Registration Form)
Posted: November 12, 2009

 



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Exhibition Opportunity

Monday, November 16th, 2009

 

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR SUBMISSIONS
 

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2009
Public Art Works (PAW) a Rhode Island based Art’s Organization invites artists living and/or working in Rhode Island to apply for an exhibit of their work at the new Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence, RI.
 

Location: First Floor Gallery Wall
 

No Entry Fee
 

For full details on the project and to download an application form,
visit www.publicartri.com
 

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