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Friday, January 29th, 2010
Utah Public Art Program and Utah State University, Uintah Basin are requesting letters of interest and qualifications from artists interested in creating site specific art for the gateway traffic circle on the public access road to the new Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Research Center (BEERC) on the campus of Utah State University in Vernal, Utah.  Project specifics are available at www.utahpublicart.org    Applications are being accepted via hard copy/CD or online at www.dccgrants.org
Budget: $140,000    DEADLINE FOR MATERIAL:  April 1, 2010  5 pm Mountain Time
For more information contact: Fletcher Booth at 801-533-3586 or fbooth@utah.gov
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Public Art Opportunity: Entrance Gates for the Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The City of Oakland, California is please to announce the release of a Request for Qualification for San Francisco Bay Area artists to design, fabricate and install two public art entrance gates for the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. The project goal is to create beautiful and inviting entryways that identify and celebrate the gardens. This artwork project will require an artist or artist team that specializes in metalwork and has expertise in metal construction techniques. 

 

RFQ Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2010 

 

Budget: $86,000  

This project is funded through Measure DD the Oakland Trust for Clean Water & Safe Parks, the budget includes all artist/artist team design and collaboration fees; fabrication of work; transportation of work to site; and on-site design application, installation, and/or artwork integration oversight as needed. 

Eligibility: 

This project is open to practicing, professional artists residing and/or working in the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.  

The Gardens at Lake Merritt: 

Situated in the heart of Oakland as a part of Lakeside Park, the serene Gardens at Lake Merritt provide a horticultural oasis accessible to a large urban population.  Opened in the 1950’s, the gardens were originally maintained by City staff gardeners with the resources to draw crowds for such seasonal events as chrysanthemum and dahlia displays. The gardens have continued to develop and transform over time to their current configuration, consisting of a collection of smaller theme gardens including the Japanese Gardens and Koi Pond, the Golden State Bonsai Garden, the Show Gardens, the Flower and Herb Garden and the Vegetable and Fruit Demonstration Garden. Open to the public during park hours, the Gardens are a unique urban setting in which to learn about and enjoy hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs, and plants. 

 

RFQ Guidelines and Information: 

All applications must be submitted online through CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). A copy of the RFQ can also be found at http://www.oaklandculturalarts.org/main/callforartists.htm .  

 

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The City of Norfolk, Virginia Public Art Program

Friday, January 29th, 2010

 

 

Norfolk, Virginia – The Norfolk Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to design a commemoration that will tell the story and educate viewers of the history and importance of the End of the Massive Resistance.  The committee is not looking for specific representation but hopes the work will communicate a depth of feeling, meaning and human understanding of this time and history.  The final artwork should communicate the past and what was, be thought-provoking and challenging but also look to the future with inspiration and communicate our hopes as a community and a higher ideal. The selected artist will be work closely with the community to understand the history of this significant event, the changing race relations and what it means to Norfolk. 

 

 

Project Funds: Up to five finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the public art planning committee and paid $1,000 to make a presentation to the committee.  This includes all travel, preparation and interview.  

One artist will be selected for the project.  An additional $32,000 is available for the final complete design phase.  The budget for the completed and installed artwork is $500,000 at this time, however significant private sector fundraising is anticipated.  

                        

Deadline for submissions is 1:00 PM EST, February 25, 2010. 

 

Project descriptions and details for applying may be found at 

http://www.norfolk.gov/cultural_affairs/artists_opportunities.asp 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, January 29th, 2010

Members of the Providence community united to raise funds to ‘Help Heal Haitians.’

A total of $6,918.35 was raised
on Tuesday, January 26th at The TSETSE Gallery in Downtown Providence. 401-453-3337

All contributions helped support Arm2Arms medical mission.

About Arm to Arm


Arm2Arm, Inc. is a non profit organization under the provisions of IRS Code of 1954 (501)c (3). It is the purpose of Arm2Arm, Inc. to provide medical and educational assistance to the stateless Haitian sugar cane workers who live in appalling poverty in the bateyes (or shantytowns) of the Dominican Republic and in Haiti and who currently have limited access to essential human services. Since the earthquake struck, ARM2ARM is more determined than ever to bring their medical expertise and emergency and medical supplies to Haiti. 

On January 29th, a medical delegation of doctors, physician assistants, nurses, translators organized by ARM2ARM will depart for a week-long trip to Haiti.  The group will travel to the Dominican Republic first, and take the bus to Haiti the next day, where they will provide free medical and emergency relief to the many citizens of the earthquake-ravaged island. This medical mission will take place on the ground-level, where the group will be staying in tents, setting up medical clinics and providing aid to those that are in need. It is also the mission of the group to reach villages outside of the capital city, where relief has yet to reach.  The group will also distribute foods, hygiene supplies, clothes.


See attached for a scrapbook of Tuesdays event.

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The A -B -C’s of Hand Carving Letters into Stone

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

 S

aturday February 20th or Sunday February 21st

 

10 AM to 4 PM

 

Come experience the ancient craft of stone carving with a mallet and chisel. Adam Heller, the co-owner of Samaritan Carvers with over ten years of experience in stone carving, will guide the class in a hands on exploration of Roman letters and the techniques involved in hand carving “V-cut letters.”
 

* This class is an introduction to carving letters into stone – no experience is necessary.
 

* Tools and stone provided by instructor.
 

* Cost for the one-day class is $80.00. 
 

* Enrollment limited to five students so sign up now!
 

*Call Adam at 401-826-2622 or e-mail info@samaritancarvers.com to register.  Class will be held at the Samaritan Carvers studio in Foster, RI
 

www.samaritancarvers.com

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Courthouse Center for the Arts seeks theater professionals and fine art teachers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston, Rhode Island is currently seeking theater professionals and fine art teachers for their 2010 Summer Performance and Fine Arts Program. The Center is looking for qualified individuals to teach the following classes in our performance program: acting for stage and commercials, stage combat, Shakespeare, hip-hop, jazz, ballet, ballroom, and contemporary. Vocal and acting coaches are also needed. For our fine arts program we are seeking experienced individuals to teach classes in: painting, sculpting, cartooning, graphic and environmental arts. 

Please submit a cover letter, current resume and a list of references to Russell Maitland at russ@courthousearts.org

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Join Us in Washington, DC!

Attend National Arts Advocacy Day
 
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RI Citizens for the Arts, AFTA State Captain, attends National Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC each year – coordinating meetings with our Congressional leaders at their offices on Capitol Hill, and advocating for the arts nationally and back home.  JOIN US!



Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the 23rd Annual National Arts Advocacy Day brings together arts, education, entertainment, and policy leaders to develop strong public policies and support for increased public funding for the arts.
  • Let your voice be heard when you visit your members of Congress to make the case for the arts and arts education.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to network with colleagues from your state and across the country.
  • Increase your knowledge of how to best make your case to decision makers.
National Arts Advocacy DayArts Advocacy Day logo
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
April 12-13, 2010
Your involvement makes a difference! During 2009, arts advocates succeeded in securing $50 million to help save nonprofit arts jobs in the economic recovery act. You also helped increase appropriations for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by $12.5 million each. However, we still have work to do. During these difficult economic times, it is important to let congressional leaders know that the arts are an economic engine for development and a priority for every American.

Visit the website to learn more information, including the 23rd Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts & Public Policy and becoming a Grassroots Partner.


Big A donate
Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts (RI CFA) is the statewide arts advocacy organization, driven by membership.  We are a nonpartisan group lobbying for and organizing the voice for the arts in RI.  Join the effort and Become a Member!  

 
 

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E32 NY Seeks Artists Who Wish To Present Their Work 2/16/10

Monday, January 25th, 2010

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
No fee. It is free to submit and free to show with E32.

Moving Image

3 Minute Art Video
Email your link to linda-at-lindagriggs.com. If selected you must be present at E32 to discuss your work.
Note: We always show two videos by out of town guests who can not attend. Please be aware that we receive many submissions for this catagory but we enjoy reviewing them all.

Still Image

Traditional Media: painting, sculpture,installation, etc.
If selected you must be present at E32 to discuss your work. We present jpgs in the same format used by NYFA.
* Images must be in .JPG format with .JPG extension
* The maximum size for each file is 4.0 MB – this refers to the size of the file when it is saved as a .JPG, not when opened in a program such as Photoshop.
* Each image must be no more than 1240 x 1240 pixels.
* DPI should be 72 (standard for viewing on a monitor).
* .JPGs must be in RGB color space. sRGB is the suggested color profile.
* Do not use any punctuation, symbols or spaces in the file names.

Tradtional Media artists may submit a curated shows. This allows them to fine tune a curatorial project before submitting it to other art venues. For artists who have shows outside of NYC, this offers a chance to present their work and celebrate/have an opening in New York. E32 creates 3-minute video for these shows. See Archives for examples. With the artists permission these videos are later presented in art windows, art bars, etc.

Some time saving notes:
E32 is not ageist. We enjoy the energy of the work of younger artist and the depth of mature artists, but we do not show undergraduate work.
If you make a video of yourself painting or a slide show of still images, it is not art video. Please submit your work as still images. That said, with new media there are always exceptions.
If you commit to a presentation and then find you can’t attend let us know as soon as possible and will reschedule you. We will not show your work without your participation.

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This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Additional funding was provided by Ann Partlow.
Thank you.

Home Archives Mission Submissions Steering Committee/Volunteer

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Calls For Entry

Monday, January 25th, 2010

6th Annual
RITES OF PASSAGE (students)

Including $300 Best of Show cash prize

A Call for Entries of Works by Undergraduates Attaining their Degree in 2009, 2010, or 2011

 Postmark Deadline for Entry: March 5, 2010
For more info. visit:
http://www.manifestgallery.org/rites10

Exhibit dates: April 16 – May 14, 2010

 


T E M P O

An International Competitive Exhibit of
Works About Time

Postmark Deadline for Entry: March 5, 2010
For more info. visit:
http://www.manifestgallery.org/tempo

Exhibit dates: March 5 – April 2, 2010

 


A Friend of Manifest

The Light Factory Third Juried ANNUALE
(be sure to tell them we sent you!)

The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC, is seeking challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the country for an exciting exhibition. The work can include both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photographic imaging. The exhibition will consist of 6-8 photographers, each of whom will be represented by 5-7 images (size permitting).

Exhibition Dates: April 19 to July 4, 2010
(Opening reception: May 22)

Juror: Alex Nyerges, Director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Deadline for Entries: February 15, 2010

Registration and entry details for The Light Factory Third Juried Annuale are available at http://www.lightfactory.org

 
  

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3rd biennial Leadership Institute

Friday, January 22nd, 2010
Want to bust out of a rut? Care to imagine yourself in a different role? Looking for some new solutions to age-old challenges? Hoping to recommit yourself to your work in a new-and-improved way?

Join the Alliance for the 3rd biennial Leadership Institute – a 4-day retreat for leadership development of arts administrators, in the idyllic setting of Atlantic Center for the Arts. Be inspired. Be Challenged. Be the leader you’ve always hoped you’d be.

Whether an executive director, program manager, or other staff, discover your own leadership style and build the confidence and skills to lead an organization that supports artists of any discipline.

It’s been a tough year, and we’re all a bit beaten down. It’s time for new energy, and a reinvestment in your organization’s most valuable resource – you!

The beautiful retreat setting of Atlantic Center for the Arts provides the ideal environment for in-depth learning and peer interaction that are essential to the Leadership Institute.

“In 4 days, I found my readiness to take on the challenges ahead, to carve new paths, to know when to step back and when to step up. I can do this.”

[Space is limited, and a number of scholarships are available]

www.artistcommunities.org/leadershipinstitute

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE | April 28 – May 2, 2010 | Atlantic Center for the Arts | New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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Call for Sculpture

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Roanoke Arts Commission is seeking up to six artists to exhibit in the

second AIR: Art in Roanoke, a temporary sculpture exhibition. Fee of up to

$4,500 per work.The RAC is accepting submissions now through March 12,

2010.

Details in attached document or on line at www.roanokeva.gov/publicart.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

 

 

Studio Visit Logo

Postmark Deadline, February 5, 2010
Free to Enter!!!

All Regions, All Mediums…
Juror:
Dina Deitsch,
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art,
deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum

Studio Visit is a nationally focused publication that presents all two- and three-dimensional work. Each volume includes approximately 150 artists. Selected artists will be provided with one full-page that will include a full-color image, contact information, and a brief artist statement. Each volume of Studio Visit is juried by a professional curator and produced to the highest quality standards.

Once published, Studio Visit is mailed to 2,000 of the nation’s top galleries and curators and a growing subscriber base.

Additional Benefits to Participating Artists:
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All winners will be listed on the Studio Visit website with direct links to their sites.
- Participating artists will also announced in a full page advertisement placed in the nationally distribute publication, New American Paintings.

The competition is free to enter. However, selected artists will be responsible for a $225 production and distribution fee. Participating artists will receive a complimentary issue of the publication, and will be able to purchase additional copies at a discount.


Studio Visit Cover

For More Information, Visit our Website

Download Full Prospectus

Email Us Your Questions

   

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Vartan Gregorian East Avenue Mural Artist Search

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Vartan Gregorian School is currently accepting proposals for muralists to design and paint large scale murals along the East Avenue side of the school.

Applicants must submit their budget and an outline of their artistic vision and concepts.

The objective is to create a series of large-scale murals along the East Avenue side of Vartan Gregorian (VG) that will:

• Inspire children to take greater pride in their school

• Beautify the structure and school entrance

• Incorporate the artistic contributions of VG students

• Incorporate the diverse cultural heritage and history of Fox Point and the Narragansett Bay

Note: some paints will be supplied to the artist, please do not include the cost of paint in your proposal.

The project will need to be completed during Spring 2010.

The deadline for applicants is February, 5th, 2010, to any of the members of the Building & Grounds committee listed here:

Contacts:

Stephanie Mott, 401-996-8498

Kate Keizler, 401-338-9302

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NEW STATE ARTS COUNCIL GRANT PROGRAM TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

 

U.S. SENATOR WHITEHOUSE, STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER GIST AND OTHERS TO ANNOUNCE NEW STATE ARTS COUNCIL GRANT PROGRAM TO BENEFIT STUDENTS
 

New Program Will Help Pay for School Buses for Students To Attend
Arts & Cultural Events
 

Monday, January 25, 2010
9:00 a.m.
Lobby of the Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI
 

          U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, State Representative Peter Kilmartin, Providence Mayor David Cicilline, State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and Rhode Island Philharmonic resident conductor Francisco Noya will join to announce a new grant opportunity from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts to help pay for school buses for students to attend arts and cultural events during the school day.

 

            While math and science can best be learned in the classroom or laboratory, the arts – a core subject area in Rhode Island schools – must be experienced where it exists. One significant way that young people learn about the arts is through direct engagement with high-quality art experiences in museums and in the concert hall.  This new program, paid for out of federal funds received by the State Arts Council, will help financially-challenged schools continue to provide this opportunity to their students.

 

The press conference will open with two a capella selections by the East Providence High School Select Choral Ensemble, under the direction of MaryAnn Lasorsa. 

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Virtu Arts Festival

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Virtu Arts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 & 25, 2008
Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM • Sun. 10 AM – 5 PM
Wilcox Park, Westerly, Rhode Island

“Virtu”–Love of Fine Arts
Be part of something really special—an event that is a time-honored tradition—the annual Virtu Outdoor Art Festival. Join us as we present an entire weekend focused on the arts. We guarantee a first-rate event with live entertainment, and a variety of unique and quality work being exhibited by artists from around the country.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
APPLY NOW!

#Spaces
190
140 Available for Artists
50 Available for Crafts
Space Size:
12×12 Outdoor Spaces

Show Type:
Juried Art & Craft Show
Send:
3 Photos/Slides of Work
1 of Your Booth Set Up

Fee:
$150 For Both Days!

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Choral Opportunity At Second Stage In Cumberland

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Second Stage Studio’s Adult Chorus Begins on Friday, January 29 at 7:30PM
Let your creative spirit come alive with the power of choral singing! 
You know you have always wanted to blend your wonderful voice with others.
Don’t think about it…just come…the posbilities are unlimited!
Directed by Shannon Ruiz

Joanne Vecchio
Artistic Director
Second Stage Studio
1 Angell Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
401-334-4800

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Applications due for 2010 ARTS Scholarships program through PPAC

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010


The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is requesting applications to the 2010 ARTS Scholarships program.  Sponsored  by Textron and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, this program will provide up to $500 in financial assistance for summer arts education programs to each of 25 winning Rhode Island middle school students.

To qualify, a student must

·         be aged 11 – 14 by June 1, 2010

·         reside in and attend school in Rhode Island

·         demonstrate artistic ability, interest, and financial need

Application forms and guidelines are available at PPAC’s website, www.ppacri.org and at PPAC’s administrative offices at 220 Weybosset Street in Providence.  The deadline for receipt of applications at the offices of the Providence Performing Arts Center is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010.

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Expert Photoshop tutorials by iolabs

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
iolabs is now offering one-on-one expert Adobe Photoshop tutorials to interested individuals.
Sessions provided by expert imaging technicians – RISD Masters degree – Photography
2 hour sessions available – weekdays from 6-8pm.
Discounts and print incentive available for 3 session sign-up.

Tutorial Focus – per individual interests:
Basic, intermediate and advanced level photo file management and editing
Global and local tonal and color corrections using levels and curves
Masking, selections and layers
Adjustment layers (hue/saturation, selective color), converting to grayscale, sharpening and noise reduction

Please email for pricing and schedule. 

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Studio for rent in downtown Bristol RI

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Beautiful sun filled loft like space ( 750 sq. feet) available for artist studio. Available Feb 15th. Located in downtown Bristol (the former Gallery 297, second 

floor of Green River Silver Co.) at 297 Hope Street. Perfect for one artist or shared with two or three others. Professional gallery lighting in space. $600.00 a month. All utilities included. For more information please contact Dan Goldman at 401.223.4056 or email to dan@greenriversilver.com 

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Green Prix Micro-Grants

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

 

***The Open Call for the Green Prix Micro-Grants, one of the four recently posted for the 2010 01SJ Biennial, has just been opened up to all artists and is no longer restricted to just California-based Artists. ***





New Open Calls for the 2010 01SJ Biennial

The 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16-19, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The 2010 01SJ Biennial encapsulates the theme Build Your Own World, where the future is not about what’s next; it’s about what we can build to ensure that what’s next matters. How can we, as resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural divisiveness? 
The 01SJ Biennial is an increasing recognized international event and a premiere multidisciplinary arts festival in North America. As such, 01SJ represents a unique opportunity to present the groundbreaking work of local and international artists and to provide access to innovative, world-class art for a broad and diverse audience.

ZER01 is excited to present four new Open Calls for Artists for the 2010 01SJ Biennial: http://zero1.org/01sj/opencalls

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