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City of Pawtucket Announces Annual Photo Contest

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

City of Pawtucket Announces Annual Photo Contest
Winners Will Comprise City’s Official 2011 Calendar
“Reflections of Pawtucket”

Entries for the City of Pawtucket’s 12th Annual Photo Contest are being solicited for possible publication in the City’s official calendar for 2011. The contest’s theme is “Reflections in Pawtucket.”

The 11 best submissions as determined by some of Rhode Island’s most distinguished professional photographers will comprise next year’s calendar. Each year, Pawtucket prints approximately 8,000 color calendars, which are free and distributed (while supplies last) at Pawtucket City Hall, the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, the Pawtucket Public Library and The Camera Werks in Providence. Such pictures taken during any time of the year within Pawtucket are eligible. Submissions may be the photographers interpretation of the theme or which might include water or “reflections”. All submitted photos should include a location in the photograph that is recognizable as that of Pawtucket. Only one entry from each contestant may be submitted. The top prize (the “Mayor’s Choice”) will be awarded $100, and smaller cash prizes and gift certificates will be given to other winning contestants. All entries must be submitted by Aug. 14. Submissions must be no larger than 12 x18 in overall size and must be mounted ONLY and not framed (see complete contest rules listed below). “This contest has been tremendously popular every year since its inception 11 years ago,” stated Pawtucket Mayor James E. Doyle. “The awards ceremony, which will take place at 4pm. on Sept. 25, has become one of the most anticipated events of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, where the winning entries will be unveiled and the public can meet the distinguished judges.” Contest’s judges will include: Butch Adams, award winning photographer from The Pawtucket Times and recipient of several awards from the National Press Association, the New England Press Association and the RI Press Association for his photography; Richard Benjamin, a former staff photographer for the Providence Journal and now a freelance assignment photographer, and also a provider of stock photos of Rhode Island, in addition to publishing several books on his photography; Al Weems, a local commercial photographer with over two decades of experience in capturing images to represent a range of clients including Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest organizations in the region, and Paul Darling, former Channel 12 cameraman and now a commercial & stock photographer; & Aaron Usher, who is an active member of CIPNE (Commercial/Industrial Photographers of New England), and has been published in over 300 magazines and/or books throughout the world.

Some of the themes from past contests have been: (2010) “Face of Pawtucket”, (2009) “Doorways & Gateways in Pawtucket”, (2008) “Paws (or Pause) in Pawtucket”; (2007) “Historic Places in Pawtucket”; (2006) “Pawtucket People, Places or Things”; (2005) “Discovering Pawtucket”; (2004) “Taking Pride in Our Neighborhoods”; (2003) “Pawtucket Mills: Our Past and Our Future” and (2000, 2001, 2002) “Pawtucket: A City in Focus”.

Rules for City of Pawtucket’s 12th Annual Photo Contest

· All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket and should include a recognizable location in the Pawtucket.

· Only one entry per contestant.

· The entry deadline is Aug. 14.

· Photos may be color or black and white. Prints from film or good quality digital prints will be accepted.

· Submitted photos should be mounted, but not framed. Matting is not necessary; however, mounting the photo on a stiff board or matboard is preferred. A mounted photo’s overall size should be no smaller than 8×10, but no larger than or larger than 12×18.

· All photos will be on display in the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival beginning August 27 and throughout the month of September.

· The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a $75 cash prize and Second Place will receive a $50 cash prize, with remaining winners receiving gift certificates. All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket’s 2011 Calendar.

· All entries should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope St., Providence.

· Entry Forms will be available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. and the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., both in Pawtucket; and The Camera Werks, 766 Hope St., Providence.

· Winning entries and the judges will be presented at a public reception starting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. Pawtucket.

· For more information, you may call The Camera Werks at #273-5367.

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Announcing Craftopia: the Holiday Edition!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Craftopia is a festive, day-long, juried, urban arts & craft event featuring unique and original hand-made works, food and music. Located in the Main Corridor of Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Craftopia will host approx. 65 vendors, applications are currently being accepted and are available at www.rhodycraft100.com

Please email craftopia@rhodycraft100.com with any questions.

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NeighborWorks Americorps VISTA Job Posting

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a community development corporation in Northern RI, is recruiting for 4 full time Americorps VISTA positions. Ideal candidates will

have initiative
be dedicated
have some college experience
be comfortable working in diverse communities
have strong verbal and written skills
be computer literate
be comfortable with public speaking

Areas of service include asset development, community outreach, housing education and foreclosure prevention, access to services and higher education, and quality-of-life planning.

Vista’s will be offered free housing within the target community, a $10,908 stipend ($432 bi-weekly), a $4,725 education award, a health plan, and paid travel and training opportunities. Vista’s must be willing to attend a pre-service training in August and be ready to begin service August 23rd.

To apply, send resume and references to mmorisseau@wndc.org by July 9, 2010. Additional questions and information about the positions are welcome by email or phone (401)762-0993 ext. 233. To learn more about the Americorps Vista program, visit http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp.

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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010





Three Rhode Islanders are among the seven individuals that have been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to be honored at its upcoming Annual Meeting in July for significant contributions to public service.  The Rhode Island recipients will include:  Dr. David R. Gifford, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, in the State Officials category; Dr. Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, in the Private Citizens category; Barnaby Evans, creator of WaterFire, in the Distinguished Service to the Arts category.  

The Awards for Distinguished Service to State Government will be presented Friday, July 9 during the opening plenary session of the NGA Annual meeting, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts. Each state was allowed to nominate only one person in each of the three categories.

“I am pleased that all three Rhode Island nominees were selected.  While it is unusual for the NGA to give so many awards to one state, it is clear that the selection committee believed that Dr. Gifford, Dr. Warren Simmons, and Barnaby Evans deserve recognition for their extraordinary accomplishments. I wholeheartedly agree with their decision. I extend my thanks and appreciation to each for their contributions to improve our state,” said Governor Donald Carcieri.  “This is a testament to the quality of individuals we have working in every facet of our community; government, education and the arts.” 

“These award recipients are true leaders who have made significant contributions to their states and the nation,” said NGA Chair Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. “On behalf of all of the governors, I would like to thank these individuals for their service and for their willingness to use their time and talents for the enrichment of the state.”

Distinguished Service Award – Public Official

Dr. David R. Gifford, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health

In nominating Dr. David Gifford, Gov. Carcieri emphasized Dr. Gifford’s commitment to innovative thinking and the well-being of all Rhode Island citizens. Dr. Gifford steered the development of the state employee wellness program, Get Fit RI, which served as a catalyst for achieving Rhode Island’s ambitious goal of earning the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)’s first Well State Award in. He has been a consistent advocate for immunization, and under his direction the Rhode Island Department of Health has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control for maintaining some of the highest childhood immunization rates in the country for over a decade. 

In selecting Dr. Gifford, the NGA also highlighted the Health Department director’s highly effective response to the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 and 2010.    He mobilized his staff and a network of community partners in an effort to making vaccination clinics more accessible throughout the state, resulting in the highest H1N1 flu vaccination rate in the country.   Nearly 36 percent of the state population, including 73 percent of Rhode Island children, received the vaccination.

 “Dr. Gifford presents a results-oriented management style that has transformed the Department of Health,” said Governor Carcieri. “Virtually every citizen of our state has felt the impacts of his official actions.”

“I am honored to be nominated for and to receive this award from NGA,” said of Director of Health David R. Gifford, MD, MPH. “I am proud to lead a state Department of dedicated and hard-working employees. Without the Health Department staff, the support of Governor Carcieri, and all of our partners, we would not have been able to respond to all the public health emergencies or contribute to the state’s successful wellness efforts.”

Distinguished Service Award – Private Citizen

Dr. Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

Dr. Warren Simmons, selected in the Private Citizens category, has led the Annenberg Institute for over a decade in working with school systems and communities in Rhode Island and around the nation to improve the conditions and outcomes of schooling in America, especially in urban communities and in schools serving disadvantaged children.   To address the decline in the performance of urban schools in Rhode Island, Governor Carcieri appointed Dr. Simmons to lead the Urban Education Task Force (UETF) in early 2008 and began a rigorous study and planning process for improving educational opportunities for children living in urban communities.  In nominating Dr. Simmons, the Governor cited Dr. Simmons’ expertise and leadership in gathering information, developing a set of best practices, and beginning immediate implementation of task force recommendations. 

“It is through Warren’s commitment to improving education for our urban children, and his sheer force of will, that the state has made progress in moving the task force recommendations forward,” said Governor Carcieri, “His leadership and vision make him a very deserving recipient of this award.”

“I will graciously accept this award on behalf of the 34 Task Force Members and Annenberg Institute staff who worked tirelessly for 18 months to strengthen the foundation for urban school reform in Rhode Island,” said Dr. Simmons.  “I also want to express my gratitude to Governor Carcieri, Commissioner Gist, and

Janet Durfee Hidalgo for bringing the Task Force’s recommendations to life during this past year, which was capped recently by the RI General Assembly’s passage of a school funding formula that will advance education for students throughout the State.”

Distinguished Service to the Arts

Barnaby Evans, creator of WaterFire

Barnaby Evans, who will be honored for Distinguished Service to the Arts, is a renowned artist and creator of WaterFire, the art installation consisting of small bonfires blazing above the surface of the rivers that run through downtown Providence.  Governor Carcieri’s nomination of Mr. Evans underscored the impact that WaterFire has had on the arts and tourism in Rhode Island, and the international attention it has brought the state.   WaterFire has attracted over 10 million visitors with an average attendance of 40,000 per night, generated over $45 million in new spending each year, inspired the work of scores of artists, and exposed the public to numerous performance artists, visual arts, and musical entertainment – all for free.  

“Barnaby’s impact on our arts community, the City of Providence, and the State of Rhode Island has been remarkable.  With each lighting, WaterFire has brought the community together, exposed thousands of tourists to our beautiful state, expanded the appreciation and understanding of many new art forms, and provided a stage for talented local artists,” said Governor Carcieri. 

“I am deeply honored to be recognized for this national award by Governor Carcieri and the National Governors Association.  WaterFire is an artwork that is a celebration of community.  Just like our building of the bonfires, WaterFire is made possible by everyone contributing their part to making our world a better place,” said Barnaby Evans.  “The light we kindle at WaterFire illuminates our entire city, just as it also speaks to our future.  The fires symbolize the hopes and dreams of the many thousands who gather along the river.  The firelight reflected in their faces shows the engagement and commitment of all our citizens to coming together to build a bright future for our State.”

Established in 1976, the NGA Awards for Distinguished Service to State Government enable governors to bring national recognition to their states’ most valuable civil servants and private citizens. The awards emphasize the commitment of state administrators and the important contributions private citizens make to their states. The awards program is administered by a selection committee comprised of three permanent representatives from the academic community, as well as designees chosen by the NGA chair and vice chair.

The complete list of Distinguished Service Award winners includes:

State Officials

  • Dr. David Gifford, Director, Department of Health, Rhode Island
  • Katherine B. Miller, Cabinet Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration, New Mexico


Private Citizens

  • Joe Rogers and Bob Hatcher, Co-Chairs, Commission for a New Georgia, Georgia
  • Dr. Warren Simmons, Executive Director, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University,

        Rhode Island


Distinguished Service to the Arts

  • Barnaby Evans, Artist and Creator of WaterFire, Rhode Island
  • Willie Ney, Executive Director and Founder, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, University of

      Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin




NOTE:  Media interested in covering the NGA Annual Meeting must pre-register online at http://www.subnet.nga.org/AM10/a43/gen/index.htm. This secure site provides all pertinent meeting information, including a draft agenda and hotel reservation form.

The deadline for advance registration is 12:00 noon (EDT), Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Reporters and producers who miss advance registration must register on site, but should expect delays in clearing security and obtaining credentials.  All media must pick up their individual credentials in person at the Sheraton Boston. Two forms of identification are required to pick up NGA credentials—even if media pre-register. These must include a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and a current press credential or business card.

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 50 states, three territories and two commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices. For more information, go to www.nga.org

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GSA Art in Architecture Program

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings. These artworks enhance the civic meaning of federal architecture and showcase the vibrancy of American visual arts. Together, the art and architecture of federal buildings create a lasting cultural legacy for the people of the United States.

GSA reserves one-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of each new federal building to commission project artists. A panel comprised of art professionals, civic and community representatives, and the project’s lead design architect meets to discuss opportunities for artists to participate in the building project. This panel reviews a diverse pool of artist candidates and nominates finalists for GSA to evaluate. Artists who receive federal commissions work with the project architects and others as members of a design team to ensure that the artworks are meaningfully integrated into the overall project.

GSA maintains a large registry of artists interested in being considered for federal commissions. This registry is the principal resource for the panels that assist GSA in selecting artists for each new project. Artists may obtain instructions for being included in the registry by sending a request to the following address:

Art in Architecture Program
Office of the Chief Architect
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street NW, Suite 3300 PMB
Washington, DC 20405

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Attention visual artists: Apply for a $25,000 MacColl Johnson Fellowship

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle.

The 2010 fellowships are for emerging and mid-career visual artists.

MacColl Johnson Fellowships enable Rhode Island artists to concentrate on the creative process, explore personal and professional development, and expand their bodies of work. The fellowships honor and enhance public recognition of local artists producing work of high aesthetic quality.

Learn more about the Fellowships and how to apply here: http://www.rifoundation.org/Nonprofits/GrantOpportunities/MacCollJohnsonFellowship/tabid/362/Default.aspx

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If you’re an actor or just looking for auditioning practice…

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: KLR building, 951 North Main St. Providence

The RIFC’s RIDOT sponsored production class is having a casting call Wednesday night. This one will be a ghost story. Shooting happens the weekend of July 10th and 11th. Actors in the last two class productions have had a great time, too.

The completed 4 – 7 minute short is showing at the 2011 SENE festival, and screening at an event on September 24. Plus you get a copy.

If you’re interested, come to KLR at 8 o’clock Wednesday. Casting will start right after a presentation to the class by Anne Mulhall.

KLR Building
951 North Main St.

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Monday, June 28th, 2010
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is organizing open studios in the mills of Pawtucket on September 25 and 26 from 11 am to 5 pm as part of the Twelfth Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival.  

Artists are encouraged to register by August 15 in order to be included in the open studios brochure.  For artists who do not have studios in any of the mills, there is space available in some of the mills for the weekend at no charge.

Applications are available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and at the Pawtucket  Public Library or on line at:  www.openstudiospawtucket.org.  

For more information, contact Joan Hausrath at: jhausrath@cox.net

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Monday, June 28th, 2010

Deadline: July 1, 2010. Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to U.S.-based film festivals. Grants are awarded for a variety of programs, however film festivals are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, provide greater access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and help strengthen the connection between the filmmaker and the public.

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative CALL FOR REGISTRATION:

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is organizing open studios in the mills of Pawtucket on September 25 and 26 from 11 am to 5 pm as part of the Twelfth Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival.

Artists are encouraged to register by August 15 in order to be included in the open studios brochure. For artists who do not have studios in any of the mills, there is space available in some of the mills for the weekend at no charge.

Applications are available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center and at the Pawtucket Public Library or on line at: www.openstudiospawtucket.org.

For more information, contact Joan Hausrath at: jhausrath@cox.net

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First Annual Boston SuperMeet

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Dear Readers, get out this Friday night to enjoy a few cocktails and mingle with Boston’s production & post community!

Socialize and network at the this Friday, June 25th in John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston for what will be largest gathering of Final Cut Pro, Avid & Adobe editors, HD-DSLR & digital filmmakers, content creators & Gurus on the East Coast in 2010!


DATE: Friday, June 25, 2010

TIME: Digital Showcase opens at 4:30PM; SuperMeet stage show begins at 7:00PM

LOCATION: John Hancock Hall

Back Bay Events Center

180 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02116


Complimentary Food (snacks) & Cash Bars will be available!

Connect & interact with industry leaders you want to meet. Get seen by showing your films in Open Screen Theatre. See exciting “show and tells” from some very special guest filmmakers. Win from over $50K in filmmaker-related prizes & have a great, fun time at it!


To celebrate the first ever SuperMeet on the East Coast, we’re extending special free discount code “supervip” – our gift to you to join us for a great time! Here’s how to get your discounted tickets:

- Go to supermeetbos10.eventbrite.com


- Enter discount code “supervip” and click on “APPLY DISCOUNT”

- Proceed to register for free with legitimate email and address for EACH name. A confirmation email ticket will be sent to each person who registers.


- Rodney Charters, ASC (DP on FOX NETWORK’s “24″) on HD-DSLR filmmaking in Hollywood

- David Bigelow of Gray Matter Entertainment on making HD Video for ZZ Top, Carole King and James Taylor

- Avid’s Matt Feury and CDIA-BU graduate Erin Gallagher of Powderhouse productions on Erin’s editorial work on Discovery’s “Build it Bigger” and other projects

- Montreal-based filmmaker Marc-André Ferguson on demystifying Autodesk’s Smoke on Mac OS X as a finishing and 3D visual effects tool

- Director/editor Mitch Jacobson on his work for the recent U2 Tour and his secret “Thrash Cut” multicamera grouping trick using Final Cut Pro

- Editor Abba Shapiro on “Best of the Best” editorial Tips, Tricks, and Secret Techniques in FCP 7 to make you edit faster and smarter

Plus New England Filmmaking show & tells from musical artist Casey Desmond and New Hampshire filmmaker Dan Hannon (THE POND) – and a Filmmaker Raffle with over $50K worth of prizes to give away to dozens of lucky winners.


“Get Seen” in 10 minutes – Show your films in “Open Screen Theatre” in an informal, collaborative setting. Sign ups begin at 4:30PM. Bring your content on DVD or QT movie on flash drive – available for registered SuperMeet ticket holders!

Featuring a Digital Showcase with over 25 digital filmmaking-related developers fresh from NAB including Avid, Adobe, Autodesk, Canon, The Foundry, AJA, Matrox, Blackmagic Design, AV3 Software (“get” for FCP), Boris FX, EditShare, GenArts, Noise Industries, Apogee, G-Tech and many others. Connect with these industry leading vendors to improve your production and post workflows.

For directions to Back Bay Events Center, SuperMeet Agenda updates, raffle prize list and generous sponsors who will be with us visit: supermeet.com

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Providence Children’s Museum Seeks Events Manager

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Providence Children’s Museum
100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
Salary: $30,000 Start Date: July 19, 2010 if possible Providence Children’s Museum is the state’s only museum especially for children, their parents and other care providers. Its mission is to inspire learning through active play and exploration. A private, not for profit educational organization, the Museum has served the public since 1977.
Part-time, 32 Hours
Reports to: Director of Development
Summary: Primarily responsible for managing fundraising and other events, increasing contributions to and awareness of the Museum and supporting volunteer fundraising activities as a member of the development department team.
Responsibilities:• Ensures all aspects of volunteer committee management for annual gala, golf tournament and other events• Responsible for event volunteer recruitment, assignments, coordination, materials and training• Establishes goals, strategies and budgets for fundraising events to meet Museum budgeted net income; responsible for production of all project and event-related materials• Responsible for event donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; ensures accurate donor and financial data management; maintains excellent donor, volunteer and member relations• Responsible for annual meeting and exhibit opening hospitality • Communicates with Board of Directors, fundraising committees and staff to ensure internal and external efficiency and effectiveness• Participates in development of Museum newsletter, donor brochures and other promotional materials; ensures Museum’s strong, positive public image • Contributes to the development team toward adoption of best practices; co-supervises an assistant; manages student interns; and remains current on development issues. Qualifications: Minimum of five years of fundraising experience; proven track record in special event and volunteer management. Energetic motivator. Excellent writing, verbal communications and interpersonal skills. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro. Bachelors degree. Must have references. Salary: $30,000 (for 32 hours) Benefits: Medical, dental insurance; paid vacation, holiday and personal days EOE Members of racial/ethnic minorities encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Development, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903 or laurelli@childrenmuseum.org by July 6, 2010.

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Call for Artists – Governors Island Art Fair

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The Governors Island Art Fair is accepting submissions for its annual exhibition in September. The Governors Island Art Fair is dedicated to promoting independent artists. Governors island is only 800 yards (a 5 minute free ferry ride) from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is, perhaps, the very last great expanse of undeveloped space for public use in New York City.
The call for submissions is open to all artists, 2D, 3D, Video, Performance and Installation. Artists must install all artworks themselves or make arrangements for installation. Art handlers are available. Fee $20 for up to 5 jpegs. Deadline July, 15, 2010. For submissions and guidelines please go to www.4heads.org

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The North Kingstown Arts Council announces a new listing of classes for teens and young adults who wish to add some art to their summer schedule. Classes for summer include Chain Maille Bracelet (July 1, 10-noon) and Wire Wrapping for Jewelry (July 13, 10-noon); Seeing Creatively with Your Camera (July 15, 27, 9-noon); and Fiction Writing (August 4 and 11 from 7:15 – 9:30 p.m.). Additional classes such as drama are being scheduled. The classes are part of the popular Take an Arts Break program. Fees are low and instructors (Mimi Huszer Fagnant, Cindy Horovitz Wilson, and Gail Eastwood) are local professional artists. Further information on Facebook or at www.NKArtsCouncil.org or 294-3331 X241.

From Fran Quinlan, Publicity, 294-3115

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Art classes for children & teens

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Once-weekly art classes for children & teens
Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center

Most classes begin in July

Not every parent is looking for a week-long camp for their kids this summer. Sometimes, once a week is a perfect fit for busy schedules. The Newport Art Museum has been running the popular drop-in Artful Readers class for children ages 2 – 5 on Wednesdays at 11 am since last year and is extending this type of offering to older children and teens. The Museum is now registering children and teens for once-weekly summer art classes covering themes such as pottery, mixed media, outdoor drawing and painting, self-portraits (teens) and high school portfolios (teens.) Classes begin in July. Tuition ranges from $8 to $125. Newport Art Museum members receive a discount. Registration is required for all once-weekly classes except Artful Readers.

For details and to register call (401) 848-2787, visit www.newportartmuseum.org , or stop by the Newport Art Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. The Coleman Center is located in the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, 26 Liberty Street in Newport, part of the Museum’s three-building campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue

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1st Semiannual Competition

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Juror Eva Frosch, Co-owner, frosch&portmann, New York

Eva Frosch studied Art History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Eva moved to New York in 2004 where she was a fellow at the Museum
of Modern Art, worked for the artist Peter Halley, and, most recently, was the Gallery Director at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn.

30 November 2010, 11 p.m. EST

15 December 2010, via email. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize recipients will receive a phone call.

25 artists will be selected by the juror and archived on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to the artist’s website. We will produce a Press Release and obtain Reviews. Currently our private network (offline
database) includes over 13,000 contacts spanning 106 countries. Furthermore, we will have an announcement sent via email to an
aggregate of over 76,000 subscribers.

$5,000 USD (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000). The juror, Eva Frosch, will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize recipients.

Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.

Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown and Eva Frosch as submissions are received.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. You will retain the copyright to
your images. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you and/or your gallery.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable $30 USD entry fee is required. There are no additional fees.
Please note the following options for payment of the entry fee:

* You can pay using PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to use your credit or debit card to pay the entry fee using PayPal, simply click
on the Pay Entry Fee button below. If you have a PayPal account, Send money to: info@davebownprojects.com or 917-365-5265

* You can call us at (917) 365-5265 and we can process your payment information (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). Or we can call you at your preferred time. Send us an email with your name, phone number, time zome, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon,

* You can pay via wire transfer. Please note that all wire transfer fees must be paid by you. The incoming wire transfer fee is $10 USD, so you
must send $40 USD. Click here for our banking and wire transfer information.

After you pay the entry fee, copy and paste your PayPal Receipt No: (e.g., 4341-5411-8760-4403) or type Wire Transfer into the Subject line of a
new email from you to info@davebownprojects.com

Attach up to 4 images. JPEG format and no larger than 1 MB each.
Name your files after the following manner:
FirstName_LastName_01.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_02.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_03.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_04.jpg

Video, web-based, and performance artists do not attach files. Simply include the URL in the body of the email.

Copy and paste the caption information (title, year, medium, and dimensions) for each of your images into the body of the email and click send.

We look forward to viewing your work.

* Pay the entry fee.
* Send us an email with 4 JPEG images attached and the caption information in the body of the email.
* Tell your friends about this competition.

To apply online go to: http://davebownprojects.com/submissions.html

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Help for Teens Building Art Portfolio for College

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Summer Portfolio Class

Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center

July 7 – August 4

NEWPORT, RI: Cutbacks to art programs in public schools mean that high school students getting ready to apply to college art programs often have difficulty building a portfolio of art work as part of the application process. The Newport Art Museum is now offering “High School Portfolio,” a summer evening class for teens beginning July 7 and running once a week on Wednesday through August 4, 5:30 – 8 pm. Artist Keith Fox, who teaches at the Community College of Rhode Island and in the Continuing Education Department of the Rhode Island School of Design, will lead the class at the Museum’s school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. The course will focus on the three drawing samples required for the freshman application to RISD, but is open to students applying to all art programs. Tuition for this class is $110 for Newport Art Museum members, $120 for non-members. Scholarship money is available – please inquire. To register call (401) 848-2787, visit www.newportartmuseum.org, or stop by the Coleman Center Monday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. The Coleman Center is located in the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, 26 Liberty Street in Newport, part of the Museum’s three-building campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue

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Everett Dance Theatre is seeking a Managing Director.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Salary range – $33,000 – 37,000

Applications will be accepted through the end of July.

Interviews will be held in August.

Please email a cover letter and resume to rduffy@everettdancetheatre.org



Organizational Background:


Everett Dance Theatre is a nationally recognized performing company that has received rave reviews in the New York Times and feature articles in The New Yorker magazine. Founded in 1986, the company has toured its award winning concerts to many of the most prestigious stages across the country.

Everett’s Carriage House School (founded in 1990) trains over 150 underserved Providence youth each year with free ongoing classes. Students at Everett’s Carriage House School develop leadership skills, civic mindedness and their own creative voice. Many of these youth have developed into highly skilled artists and teachers in their own right.

Everett reaches an additional 10,000 youth annually with important educational outreach programs in science, conflict resolution, and literacy.  Many of the young artists who have trained at Everett’s school gain valuable paid professional experiences through participation in these programs.

Role of the Managing Director:

The Managing Director will work in partnership with Everett’s three Artistic Directors, as the organizations executive team.  The Managing Director is a leader, responsible for building an effective team internally, and cultivating a committed team to act externally in the community at large.  The Managing Director is responsible for generating, directing and supervising day-to-day administrative activity including:

Fundraising:   The Managing Director carries out all fundraising activities. This includes; researching, writing and submitting government and foundation grant proposals; submitting final reports; overseeing individual giving campaigns; planning special events; and developing corporate giving strategies.

Administration:  The Managing Director supervises the administrative staff and directs administrative operations.  

Education: The Managing Director works with the Artistic Directors to support and further the programs of Everett’s Carriage House School.  

Advocate:  The Managing Director helps to advance the relationship between Everett and various local, state, and regional organizations, including government agencies and advocacy groups, community and local business groups and arts organizations.  The Managing Director/Artistic Director team presents the public face of Everett and s/he may be called upon to speak to private and public organizations and to the press.

Board of Directors:  The Managing Director serves, with the Artistic Directors, as the primary staff liaison to the Board.  S/he assists the Board’s leaders as appropriate with recruitment, education and Board member development and works closely with vital Board committees in order to harness the resources, talent and energy of the Board in the service of Everett’s mission.  

Volunteers: The Managing Director recruits and oversees volunteers to assist in the carrying out of Everett’s mission.


Everett seeks a leader and creative thinker, able to work closely and in partnership with the Artistic Directors to help ensure the future success of the company.  The chosen candidate will demonstrate strong leadership acumen, exhibit effective organizational and solid interpersonal skills, have a firm understanding of management processes, have excellent writing skills and possess outgoing and proactive community-building skills as well as a healthy sense of humor.  The ideal candidate will:

- Have the desire and ability to partner with Everett’s Artistic Directors and to support and communicate the organization’s mission and goals

- Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate with staff, artists, Board and volunteers

- Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity

- Be able to speak and write persuasively and serve as a spokesperson for the company in public and to the media

- Be able to supervise/manage fundraising campaigns and identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income

- Demonstrate a passion for dance and theater and the connection between a professional company and its community.

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Civic Art Coordinator

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program, established in 2004, works with leading artists, County Departments and communities to create artwork and design for new and renovated facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Civic Art provides leadership in the development of high quality civic spaces by integrating artists into the planning and design process at the earliest possible opportunity; encouraging innovative approaches to civic art; and providing access to artistic experiences of the highest caliber for the residents of Los Angeles County. The Civic Art Program has commissioned work for more than 50 County capital projects including public libraries, parks, pool houses, community centers, sheriff stations, prisons, and health centers. Recently commissioned artists include Ball-Nogues Studio, Kent Twitchell, Rebeca Mendez, Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet, Anne Marie Karlsen, Paul Tzanetopoulos and Wayne Healy among others. Los Angeles County is the largest municipal jurisdiction in the United States serving a population of over 10 million people. The County covers more than 4,000 square miles ranging from mountains to beaches and encompasses 88 cities and 137 unincorporated areas.

Reporting directly to the Director of Civic Art and working as a member of a team, the Civic Art Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the operation and management of the Civic Art Program.


Full job description available at:


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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Newport, Rhode Island
Deadline July 9, 2010

September 11 – October 10, 2010
SPONSOR  Project One – Public Arts Newport
VENUE  King Park, Wellington Avenue, Newport RI

Open to anyone age 14 or older.

King Park is a large public park on Newport Harbor, with playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, an expansive lawn, a narrow beach, and a paved path along a seawall.  The exhibition will take place in the center of the park with artwork located 1) on the beach, 2) floating in the water, 3) on the lawn, or 4) attached to the seawall.  Project One will determine the location of each work but will accommodate work specific to these four areas.

Sculptures need to be able to endure 60 mile per hour wind gusts and rain.  Even large free-standing steel sculptures should have bases to prevent them from getting knocked over by people or weather. Artwork on the beach needs an inverted T-shaped footing at least 3′ deep and may have an inch or two of water lapping around the base.  Floating pieces will require a minimum of two anchors and be able to withstand 3′ tides and 2′ waves.

Actors, dancers, musicians, groups and troupes are encouraged to apply to perform at VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration.  Participatory pieces such as games, dances, projects for children, meditation and yoga are also welcome.

We are accepting up to 25 works for the exhibition. Submissions that may cause a threat to public safety will not be considered.  All entries will be reviewed for their structural integrity as well as artistic merit.

Artists will be notified no later than 7/15.


VIEWPORT takes place in a public park used by many in the community.  Project One retains the right to remove any work for any reason at any time, even after installation.  Project One does not wish to put limits on artistic expression but the public sometimes does.

Artists are responsible for delivering and removing artwork from the exhibition.  Project One can provide assistance as necessary for the safe installation, display, and removal of artwork at the exhibition site only if advance arrangements are made.
All artworks are the artist’s own responsibility. Project One is not responsible for any loss, damage, or vandalism during the exhibition.  Project One is not responsible for the removal of artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.

Installation can take place on Thursday 9/9 and Friday 9/10.  Installation must be completed by noon on Saturday 9/11.
Please plan on attending VIEWPORT’s Opening Celebration and invite your family and friends!

There will be closing reception on Saturday, October 10.
Artwork is to be removed from King Park by 6pm on Sunday, October 11.

A satellite map with potential sculpture locations and the extents of the exhibition can be viewed here:

Photos of King Park have been uploaded here:

All teens 14 to 18 can be provided assistance and mentoring by Ben Ellcome, contact him at cloudmechanic@gmail.com.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee:  $25 / students $15
Please provide a detailed, dimensioned sketch including the following information:

Size L/W/H
Also include a separate sketch of the Base or Anchor of your artwork including dimensions and details.

PO BOX 746

Email pdf’s or image files to project1newport@gmail.com
Adult entry fee paypal here.

Student entry fee paypal  here.

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