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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit – Winter’s Eve
Juror – Mimo Gorden Riley (mimogordonriley.com): “She’s got the touch when it comes to architectural scenes, something she honed during her years in picturesque Portland, Maine. Her images are full of long shadows that break up the composition with triangles and zigzags – Riley’s palette is bold, and her buildings have charm and personality.” Channing Gray, Providence Journal Art Critic
The “Juror’s Award” includes a SOLO 2013 Exhibit, with reception, at the gallery.
Howard Silverman Gallery
East Greenwich Free Library
82 Peirce Street . East Greenwich, Rhode Island . 401-885-1699 . friendseglibrary@gmail.com
Exhibition  Thursday December 6 to Friday, January 4, 2013
Delivery date  Saturday December 1 . 10 – 1:00 pm
Pickup for declined work  Monday December 3 . 4:00 – 6:00 pm
(artists will be notified via email no later than 12/2 of their acceptance/decline status)
Pickup of exhibited work  Saturday January 5 . 10 am to noon
Opening reception
Thursday, December 6th 5:30pm to 6:30pm
(followed by a musical performance by the Hummingbird Trio)
ELIGIBILITY: Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for consideration. A maximum of two pieces may be selected.
ARTWORK: All framed media accepted. All work must be “exhibition ready” to install with appropriate hardware (no saw tooth hangers or clips). No dark colored mats. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines will not be exhibited. Maximum size of 40” in any direction. No Sculpture. PLEASE NOTE: the Library’s gallery is a public space and artwork must be “appropriate” to viewers of all ages. The Friends of East Greenwich Free Library may refuse to hang any artwork that is deemed inappropriate.
PUBLICITY: To be included in publicity and upon acceptance, please submit a jpeg of the accepted work to be exhibited. Images should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi and no larger than 6” in either direction. Email image to friendseglibrary@gmail.com.
FEE: Upon delivery of artwork on receiving day, as a fundraiser for the Friends, a $10 entry fee per piece or $25 for three pieces will be payable (check or cash) to the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library. Fill out form included with this announcement and attach to back of artwork.
SALES & COMMISSION: Price provided by the artist will be reproduced, along with artist contact information, on a pricelist for handout. Sales will involve the buyer and seller only. Neither the Friends nor the Library will be party to the transaction. Sold pieces must remain until the end of the exhibit. No commission is required by the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library. Over 400 patrons visit the Library daily!
LIABILITY: While the Friends will take all possible care in the handling of artwork, the Exhibitor assumes total responsibility for the safety and security of his/her work while on display at the East Greenwich Free Library and shall not hold the Library or the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library or any of its officers, agents, or members liable for any damage or loss during the period the artwork resides on Library premises.
Planning to submit or have questions? Contact Paulette Miller 401-885-1699 friendseglibrary@gmail.com Page 1 of 2
2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit – Winter’s Eve
DECEMBER 6 – JANUARY 4, 2013 Delivery date: Saturday, December 1, 10-1pm
Juror: Mimo Gordon Riley (mimogordonriley.com)

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Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


Embracing Our Differences
is accepting submissions for its 10th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating
diversity to be displayed during April – May 2013 in Sarasota, FL USA.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 7, 2013. National and
international submissions are encouraged.  38 artists will be selected for the
exhibit. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 1,300,000
visitors. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel of art professionals.
A total of $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee
nor limit on the number of entries. Submission forms are available at www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org


Link to Call to Artistshttp://embracingourdifferences.org/pdfs/2013eodartists.pdf

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Kennedy Center Seeks Nominations for Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
is seeking nominations for the 2013 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim
Inspirational Teacher Awards, a series of annual grants that recognize
inspiring teachers in the United States.

Now in their third year, the awards were created in honor of American
composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who frequently attributes his
success to the teachers in his life. The awards are presented each year
on Sondheim’s birthday — March 22 — to a handful of teachers,
kindergarten through college, who are nominated via the Kennedy Center
Web site.

To be eligible, nominees must be legal residents of the U.S.
Nominations must be based on experience as a full-time classroom teacher
in a K-12 school in the U.S. or as a college or university instructor
in the U.S. Nominators must be at least 18 years of age and have been a
student of the nominee. Nominations for teachers by peers, parents,
relatives, or other individuals based on non-teacher-student
interactions will not be reviewed.

Last year, ten teachers were recognized for their outstanding
influence on students. The recipients each received a $10,000 prize and
their stories, as told by the nominating student, were featured on a Web
site dedicated to inspirational teachers.

Complete program information and the online nomination form are available at the Kennedy Center Web site.


Link to Complete RFP

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International Grant Program

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the
impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented
abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and
professional development through participation at international

Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music, and
theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform
at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that
represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world
outside the U.S.

Applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo
artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working
at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a
U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an
ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project
with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited
to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident.

For the program’s purposes, a festival is defined as an event
consisting of live performances by multiple international performing
artists/ensembles in dance, music, or theater that takes place within a
contiguous period of three months or less. To be eligible festivals must
be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization;
be international in scope, with representation from at least two
countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with
representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists;
reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public;
provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind
contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the
applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to
perform at the festival.

In exceptional instances, USAI will consider applications for
international performance engagements that take place outside of
festivals if the engagement represents an extraordinary career
opportunity for the artist(s) and meets other criteria.

Grants, which will seldom cover the applicant’s total expenses,
generally range from $1,000 to $10,000, and will not exceed $15,000.

The December 7, 2012, deadline is for engagements taking place between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.

Complete program guidelines and the application form are available at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.


Link to Complete RFP

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Entries Invited for 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A program of the Bruner Foundation,
the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is designed to celebrate
urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social
and economic contributions to American cities. Award winners offer
creative place-making solutions that transcend the boundaries between
architecture, urban design, and planning, and showcase innovative
thinking about the nation’s cities.

The purpose of the award is to discover places that embody design
excellence inclusive of social, economic, and environmental factors. The
foundation does not restrict the kinds of projects that may apply.
Award winners are not selected through an established set of criteria.
Rather, the criteria emerge from the selection committee discussion of
the applications.

Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the forty-eight contiguous United States.

The award is given to five winning projects in each biennial award
cycle. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will
be awarded. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits
the project.

The complete Call for Entries, the application form, and further
information about the award (including a digital archive and case
studies of past winners) are available at the Bruner Foundation Web


Link to Complete RFP

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EmcArts Invites Proposals From Performing Arts Organizations for Innovation Lab Program

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012


With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, EmcArts
is accepting proposals for its Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts,
an immersion program designed to help arts groups facing major adaptive
challenges to incubate and test organization-level innovations.

Proposals are now being accepted for round eight of the performing
arts lab. To be eligible, groups must be  producing and presenting
organizations (including college-based presenters) in theater, dance,
and jazz. Applications from more than one organization to explore a
partnership, collaborative venture, or merger are also welcome.

Proposals are now being accepted for round eight of the performing
arts lab. To be eligible, groups must be  producing and presenting
organizations (including college-based presenters) in theater, dance,
and jazz. Applications from more than one organization to explore a
partnership, collaborative venture, or merger are also welcome.

The program provides accommodation and meals for all participants
during a five-day retreat, as well as a contribution of up to $425 per
person toward travel costs. The program also provides up to $3,000 per
organization toward the expense of bringing a consultant to the retreat,
and up to $1,200 per organization to provide stipends for unsalaried
members  on the program team to attend the retreat. Program teams also
are eligible for grants of $30,000 toward project prototyping, plus
$9,000 in unrestricted operating support, to maintain organizational
momentum toward implementation and to assist with critical follow-up
activities (each organization will take responsibility for funding the
full  implementation of its new strategy).

Visit the EmcArts Web site for the complete Request for Proposals,
application procedures, and information about the projects of previous
lab participants.


Link to Complete RFP

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Opportunity: American Music Abroad

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the American Music Abroad program, an international exchange program that uses music as a means to engage underserved audiences worldwide, is now accepting applications for American musicians for the 2013-2014 season. Candidates may apply at http://amvoices.org/ama/.

The American Music Abroad program consists of month-long, multi-country tours for approximately 10 American musical groups. The musicians will be chosen to conduct musical exchange tours abroad to foster cross-cultural engagement and understanding. Musicians from a variety of American musical genres are encouraged to apply. American Music Abroad ensembles will be selected on the basis of artistic quality and commitment to educational and cultural engagement.

The deadline for applicants is January 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, and jam sessions, American Music Abroad builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power,” which embraces the full range of diplomatic tools, including music, to bring people together and create opportunities for greater understanding.

The U.S. Department of State partners with the Association of American voices to reach international audiences with little or no access to live American musical performances, especially underserved youth, in nearly 40 countries in every region of the world.

For more information, click here for video or visit http://exchanges.state.gov/cultural/ama.html.

Media contact: Susan Pittman at eca-press@state.gov.

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Foundation launches 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Fellows to receive up to $300,000 for ideas to improve life in Rhode Island

Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Foundation today opened the 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship, an annual program designed
to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges.  Made possible through the generosity and vision of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the Fellowship provides two individuals with up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island.

“One year ago, we were able to transform the dreams of Letitia and John Carter into one of the Foundation’s boldest programs and the response from the community was extraordinary,” said Neil Steinberg, President and CEO of The Rhode Island Foundation. “We hope that once again, Rhode Islanders will answer this call and use their enthusiasm, creativity, and spirit to come up with new ideas about what can make our state better.”

The Foundation has asked a group of Rhode Island leaders to serve on the selection panel. Members are:

David Dooley, President, University of Rhode Island

  • Ann-Marie Harrington, President and Founder, Embolden
  • Charlie Kroll, Founder, President and CEO, Andera
  • Marie Langlois, Retired Managing Director, Washington Trust Investors
  • Lisa Utman Randall, Executive Director, Jamestown Arts Center
  • Don Stanford, Chief Innovation Officer, GTECH
  • Neil Steinberg, President and CEO, The Rhode Island Foundation (chair)

The Fellowship will focus on the “greatest good for the greatest number” of Rhode Islanders, a small idea that has big potential to be built to scale,
or new approaches to longstanding, intractable challenges.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an online application by December 14, 2012. The selection panel will invite a group of semi-finalists to
submit a more detailed application and a short video. Two Fellows will be announced in April 2013.

Guidelines, eligibility, and frequently asked questions can be found online at www.rifoundation.org/innovation.

The 2012 Rhode Island Innovation Fellows

The inaugural Rhode Island Innovation Fellows, Soren Ryherd and Allan Tear, were announced in April 2012. Ryherd’s “The Retail Project,” which aims to establish sustainable brick and mortar retail stores in Rhode Island by first creating them as profitable online
businesses, just launched its first online store, Felix Chien, a retailer of upscale fashion for dogs. A second brand, Urbilis, a concept built around high-design products for the urban gardener, will soon follow. Ryherd expects the first brick and mortar store to open in 2014.

Tear is using his Fellowship to build platforms for entrepreneurship that help launch start-ups in sectors such as art and design, food and beverage, advanced manufacturing, and social impact ventures. In the last few months, Tear has organized a series of meetings with 100 people from across the state to take active community building positions within each of these areas. Next month, he plans to begin monthly meet-ups to help connect individuals in each sector.  Tear will also launch a “talent showcase” this fall that brings more visibility to projects and people with real “break-out” potential. Additionally, Tear is visiting other cities with vibrant startup communities to document best practices that can be replicated in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Foundation is a philanthropic and community leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island. Founded in 1916, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, and is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. In 2011, the Foundation made grants of $28 million to more than one thousand organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities. http://www.rifoundation.org

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The Flood Gallery’s 1st Annual National Juried Exhibition

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center at the Phil Mechanic Studios invites artists to submit entries to a national juried exhibition of contemporary art. The focus of this exhibition is on current socio-political relations in, or associated with, the United States.  Accepted works will be on display between Friday, January 18, and Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Flood Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
The esteemed juror Diana Stoll, Senior Editor of Aperture magazine, will be present and open the exhibition with a brief introduction to the works
chosen on Friday, January 18, at 6:00 pm. The opening reception will immediately follow.

JUROR: Diana Stoll is a contributor and senior editor for Aperture Magazine.  For sixty years, the Aperture Foundation has served as a connecting force between artists and the international photography community.  Aperture, a multi-faceted non-profit, hosts exhibitions, fundraisers, and publishes catalogs, books, and the flagship quarterly magazine that Stoll has served for over two decades.  With extensive interest in and knowledge of the arts, Diana Stoll currently edits books and catalogs for The Museum of Modern Art and, previously, she has worked for Artforum magazine.  The former New York City-based writer relocated to Asheville, NC, where she has become an integral part of the
arts community.

Eligibility: Open to all artists living in the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original and completed within the last 5 years and cannot have been exhibited at the Flood Gallery previously. The Juror may choose single or multiple works from an artist’s submission(s) at her discretion.                        
Media: All mediums are accepted providing that the work will not perish or otherwise decompose during the exhibit.

Catalog: A full-color catalog of the exhibition will be printed. All artists accepted to exhibition will receive a complimentary exhibition catalog. Additional copies will be available for purchase.

Awards: $500 in cash prizes will be awarded by the juror.

Submission Details:                                                                                                                 


  1. Please submit on a CD :
    1. A Word document that includes the title, materials, size, weight, and price of each work and an
      optional statement of purpose/intent that is less than 100 words.
    2. 300 d.p.i. jpeg images of each work submitted.
    3. Contact information for the artist including name, address, phone number, and email.
  2. All submissions must be post-marked or delivered in person to Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville, N.C., 28801
    by 9:00pm, Friday, December 14, 2012.                                                

Entry Fees:  Applicants may submit up to 3 works for the initial $30 entrance fee. There will be a $10 charge for each additional piece
entered. These fees are non-refundable and do not cover any shipping costs. Make submission checks payable to the Flood Gallery.

Sales: Sale of accepted works will be encouraged. The gallery takes a 40% commission in the event of a
sale. Please price works accordingly.

Accepted Works:  Applicants will be notified by Monday, December 31.  Upon notification, works must be promptly delivered in person or mailed in order to arrive at Phil Mechanic Studios by Wednesday, January 16.  Mailed works must arrive in a reusable
container and be accompanied by a pre-paid self-addressed label/voucher for returning works. Items mailed without a pre-paid return label will not be returned. Works which were delivered in person may be picked up on Thursday, January 31, after 4 pm with prior arrangements or during regular gallery business hours between 10:00am-4:00pm on Friday, February 1. All works sent with a pre-paid label and reusable container will be returned by mail after February 1.
Agreement: Submission of an entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Flood Gallery reserves the right to reproduce photo(s) of accepted entries for publicity purposes.

For Additional Information:  Contact Jolene Mechanic, Executive Director of the Flood Gallery, info@floodgallery.org, Cynthia Canejo, Flood Board Member and UNC Asheville Professor of Art History, ccanejo@unca.edu, or Kyle Sherard, Flood Board Member,
Freelance Writer, and Exhibition Coordinator, kyle.sherard@gmail.com, for additional information.

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Calling all artists: Newport Art Museum’s online exhibition – Legendary Landscapes

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Newport Art Museum is now accepting submissions to the Museum’s online exhibition “Legendary Landscapes: Real & Imagined”. Submit a digital image of original artwork that you have created, representing landscapes real or imagined. Artist Didi Suydam will select finalists. Didi’s artwork is currently on exhibit at the Museum in “Didi Suydam: Presence” through November 12. The Facebook community will vote for the overall “Best in Show”. The winner will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Museum’s Coleman Center, and on our website.


Dates to submit: October 15 – November 9


Vote for your favorite: November 12 – 25


How to enter:


Step 1) Visit and “like” the Museum’s page on Facebook
Step 2) Click the “Online exhibition” box just below our cover photo.


Step 3) Submit your artwork, and tell your friends.



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Chazan Gallery accepting artists’ proposals for solo or group shows

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Call for Proposals


The Chazan Gallery is accepting artists’ proposals for solo or group shows for the 2013-2015 exhibition season.

Deadline: December 1, 2012

Please send or drop off at the gallery:
Chazan Gallery
Attn: Sue Carroll
228 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906


- 20 slides/digital images of your work (# 1- 5 will be juried in the 1st round)
- Images must be numbered and listed accordingly on an image list.
- Digital images should be in JPEG format, no more than 1200 pixels in any dimen – sion, and not less than 300 dpi on a CD-R (PC/Mac compatible).
- A list of images, titles, dates, medium and size
- A brief proposal
- An up-to-date CV
- A self-addressed, stamped envelope

Caroline Gray
Assistant Director | The Chazan
401-421-9230 | carolinegray@chazangallery.org |


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Call For Entries – Block Island Airport

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Newly created exhibition space located at the Block Island Airport, New Shoreham, RI, seeks work for presentation in 2012-2013. This partnership between the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. Despite its diminutive size, the BI Airport is one of the busiest in RI. The space will present art to a wide ranging audience of local, national and international visitors. It will exhibit three group shows in a twelve month cycle during 2012-2013.

Work in all media will be considered. The exhibition space includes several walls and open spaces which are well suited to small and medium scale works.

Eligibility: All participating artists must be RI residents. Preference may be given to Block Island artists. No students please.
Deadline: November 7, 2012
Selection: Artists will be selected by a panel which will include practicing artists, photographers, architects & landscape architects.
Stipend: Selected artists will receive a $100 stipend.

To apply, email either of the following to biairport.risca@gmail.com:
a) a link to an up-to-date web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current cv and artist’s
b) a link to a Flickr page with 10 images with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current cv and artist’s statement

About RISCA:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates Block Island Airport and is a supporter of the arts in Rhode Island.

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Bristol Art Museum is seeking entries

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Bristol Art Museum is seeking entries of
original works in all 2D & 3D media for the open juried
exhibit “Around the
“. The exhibit will be held at the
Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St. in Bristol,
from 1/7 to 4/3, 2013. Works must
be related to the theme and not previously
exhibited at the BAM. Entries (up to 3 pieces) must
be delivered at the lower level rear entrance to the Library (on Thames
) on 1/2 & 1/3, 2013 from 2-4
Entry fee is $15 for (1) piece
or $20 for (2) or (3); artwork may be priced for sale allowing
for a 40% commission to the museum (30% for BAM Members / Membership is
available at $25/yr.). All work must be properly protected upon delivery. Work
not accepted must be picked up on 1/5, 2013 from 10
AM-12 N
. 2D work must be suitably prepared for hanging (no sawtooth
hangers). 3D work can be no larger than 10″ in height, length, or width.
For questions or details email bristolartmuseum@aol.com or call
401-253-2250 (leave mesage).

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012


DEADLINE: Dec. 5, 2012 postmark

Public Art Works (PAW) a Rhode Island based Art’s Organization invites artists living and/or working in New England 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

Stipend given to each exhibiting artist

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

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas
Merle Mainelli Poulton
Kenn Speiser

Public Art Works


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Golden Foundation Residency

Friday, October 19th, 2012

In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency for artists working in paint. In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.

With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.

Exploratory Residency
Our residencies are based on the exploration of innovative uses in waterborne materials and oil paint technology. Residents will discover materials that will challenge the way they think about paint. They will be introduced to materials that will open up new methods and new channels for expression and the creative process.

In 2013, The Golden Foundation will be offering six Exploratory Residency Program sessions. Each session will last four weeks, with up to three artists per session.

2013 Residency Sessions:

April 21st – May 18th
June 2nd – June 29th
July 7th – August 3rd
August 4th – August 31st
September 15th – October 12th
October 20th – November 16th

included in residency
A complete survey of the wide range of acrylic and oil paints and mediums
An introduction to custom and experimental acrylic products
An introduction to the Golden Artist Colors laboratories and manufacturing facilities
Opportunities to consult with paint technicians
A supply of acrylic and oil paint materials
24/7 access to open studio space ranging in size from 900 sq. ft. to 1200 sq. ft. (Because of shared open studio space, solvent use will be limited)

A spacious private apartment with its own private bathroom with shower
Access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen, laundry facilities, wireless Internet access, and spacious common areas
140 acres of pastoral meadows, woodland trails, and meandering brooks

Various levels of financial support are available for studio and living expenses. The goal of Golden Foundation financial assistance is to ensure that all artists who have been accepted into the residency program can attend, regardless of their financial status. This includes:

An artist may receive a reduced-cost residency and living expenses
An artist may receive a fully funded residency
Financial status is not a consideration in the selection process. If selected for a residency, artists applying for financial support may be required to submit supporting financial documentation.
Regardless of financial need, all artists accepted into the residency program receive a generous supply of paint materials and technical support.

Artists are responsible for their food expense and preparation as well as travel expenses to and from the residency. Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Some canvas and paper will be available for purchase through the Golden Foundation.

The fee of a residency is $3,500. This fee covers only a portion of the cost of each residency stay. Due to the limited funds available for financial support, we ask that artists seriously consider the amount of their request for financial aid. The Golden Foundation greatly appreciates financial support provided by all artists who contribute to the program.

Upon acceptance to the Golden Foundation Residency, a $250 deposit will be required of all residents.

Please Note:

The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization.
Artists are responsible for the purchase and preparation of their own meals.
Artists should plan to bring their own tools, canvas, and paper. Some canvas and paper will be available
for purchase through the Golden Foundation.
Artists are responsible for their travel and travel expenses to and from the residency.
the selection process
The Exploratory Residency applicants will be selected through a competitive juried process. The selections will be made by a committee consisting primarily of artists and art professionals of distinction. The committee’s criteria will focus on the quality of the submitted work.

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Casting Opportunities From the RI Film Collaborative

Friday, October 19th, 2012

CASTING: RIFC’s “Misconceptions”

“Misconceptions,” the new Rhode Island Film Collaborative production, is looking for its cast. We will likely be shooting in the Providence area around mid-November. Positions are unpaid but it looks to be a fun project and a great experience for all. We are looking to fill the following roles:

Jay: a man in his thirties, workaholic type
Elise: housewife in her late twenties; think June Cleaver with an attitude
Kid: age & gender non-specific; burnout, stoner type
Chef: forties or older, gender non-specific; hard-boiled, self-employed

Stage fighting/stunt experience preferred, but not necessary.

Auditions will take place at:
RIFC headquarters (175 Main St, Pawtucket)

Saturday, October 20th from 10-2.

Please bring a head shot and resume.

CASTING: “Donner Party: The Musical”

“Donner Party: The Musical!” is a comedy musical about the ill-fated Donner Party, who got stranded in the Sierra Nevada on their trip west in the 1840s. The musical focuses on their time stranded in the snow as well as a budding romance between Eliza Donner and James Reed, Jr.

This student film will shoot in mid-January 2013 in Northfield CT, Moultonborough NH and Providence RI.

Leanna Donner: female, 18-21
James Reed Jr.: male, 21-25

George Donner: male, 50-65

James Reed: male, 45-55

Prepare sixteen bars of a song to be performed a capella. Sides from the script will be provided.

Auditions will take place at

Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium

Across from RISD Museum, 20 N Main St Providence, RI

October 22 from 3:30 to 5:30pm
(All auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

To reserve an audition slot or for more information about the project, email director/producer Andrew Migliori (amiglior@risd.edu).

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RI State Poet Nominations Sought

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts today to announce the start of a process to select a new State Poet. Governor Chafee began by thanking Lisa Starr of Block Island, who has completed her five year term as Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.

“Lisa Starr has served our state well – and I am personally grateful for the wonderful poem she read at my inauguration as Governor,” Governor Chafee said. “I know that Lisa will be glad not to have to travel from Block Island to the mainland quite as frequently, but on behalf of the people of our state I am grateful for her commitment over the past five years. I am excited to launch the search process for our next State Poet and look forward to working with the Arts Council to review interested candidates.”

The position of Rhode Island State Poet was established by law in 1989, and is traditionally held by an artist who represents the highest achievement in poetry in our state. While no specific duties are mentioned in the legislation, the State Poet serves as the principal advocate for poetry in Rhode Island. Previous state poets are Michael Harper (1989-1994) and C.D. Wright (1994-1999) and Thomas Chandler (1999-2006). Chandler’s served until he was replaced by Starr in 2006.

All qualified nominees must be a working poet and a resident of Rhode Island. Candidates must have had no fewer than two collections of poetry published in book form (privately published titles are ineligible), and must agree to maintain residency in Rhode Island during their term if selected. Any Rhode Island citizen may submit a nomination for State Poet; self-nominations will also be accepted, providing that the candidate meets all the eligibility requirements listed above. The deadline for applying is Friday, November 2, 2012.

Any Rhode Island citizen may submit a nomination for State Poet; self-nominations will also be accepted, providing that the candidate meets all the eligibility requirements listed above. Nomination forms may be obtained via the web at http://www.arts.ri.gov/statepoet/

Completed nomination forms and support materials must be postmarked by Friday, November 2, 2012. They should be mailed to: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, One Capitol Hill, 3rd floor, Providence, RI 02908. Individuals can only be nominated by way of submitting an official form and incomplete nomination submissions will not be accepted.

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Starting a Small Business Workshop Series

Thursday, October 18th, 2012


Presented by Providence Public Library at Providence Public Library

Starting a Small Business? Learn the Basics to Get Started — If you are thinking of starting a business of your own and wondering where to begin, register NOW to get the basics through this FREE five-part informational workshop series presented by Providence Public Library and RI SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). The workshops will be held Saturdays beginning October 20 and running through November 17, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence.

You MUST register to attend the workshops! Members of RI SCORE will present and discuss the various aspects of planning and owning a business. Library staff will discuss print and electronic resources available at the Library to research your business and marketing plan. To Register: call 401-455-8005 or email your name & phone number to: pplri@provlib.org (please put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line.)

You may also sign up online at: http://www.provlib.org/events/starting-small-business-workshop-series-9


October 20 – Administrative & Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business (Business name, legal structure, licenses & permits, start-up check list (20 items)

October 27 – Marketing & Sales Planning (Customer considerations, demographics, channels of distribution, features & benefits, advertising, competition, pricing)

November 3 – Social Media & Website Development (Domain name, site provider, web site design, search engine optimization)

November 10 – Small Business Accounting & Financial Management (Start-up costs, balance sheet, P&L and cash flow)

November 17 – How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Loan requirements, marketing plan, financial plan)


10/20/12 – 11/17/12



- http://www.provlib.org/events/starting-small-business-workshop-series-9

Providence Public Library – 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI, 02903

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Founders League

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

“Founders League” Will Strengthen Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Expand Programs for High Growth Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
Betaspring, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Brown University and the University of Rhode Island partner to launch next-gen entrepreneurial platform in Rhode Island

Thanks to a catalytic partnership between Betaspring, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, University of Rhode Island and Brown University, Rhode Island will soon have a new resource to help start-ups, students and aspiring entrepreneurs connect, learn and build high-growth ventures.

Building upon programming initially launched by the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a new “Founders League” will offer community, space and programming where entrepreneurs at all stages of development can find inspiration and support.

Betaspring will provide leadership for the platform and a physical nexus for the activity at their 95 Chestnut Street headquarters. Beginning this fall, Betaspring will roll-out a mix of entrepreneur-centric activities, such as community coworking, educational programming and networking events, as well as oversee a planning process to establish the platform’s long-term operating plan. The process to establish an operating plan will be led by a steering committee of representatives from the partner organizations and leaders from the entrepreneur community.

“We are excited to work with this consortium to drive forward the next generation of entrepreneurship programming in Rhode Island,” says Jon Duffy, chairman of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “This initiative is a bull’s eye in the Chamber’s strategic plan, which is centered around fueling entrepreneurial and small business growth and developing the state’s Knowledge Economy. The overwhelming support from the Board and general membership for this effort only serves to echo the mindset that startups, students and entrepreneurs are a critical part of the Rhode Island economy.”

Over the next 12-weeks, the team will convene groups of entrepreneurs, mentors and community partners to solicit input on how the platform can be deployed to support the sustained growth of a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Rhode Island.

“Supporting the continued success of Rhode Island’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community is essential to realizing our shared goal of growing a vibrant, diverse and sustainable economy,” said Brown University President Christina Paxson. “Brown is delighted to continue to partner in this critical area, and we look forward to working collaboratively to deepen connections across the community and cultivate an environment to encourage success.”

The Founders League is planning an official launch event and celebration in December. The team will also experiment with a variety of programming to rapidly gather feedback from the community.

“A strong community of mentors, peers and resources is vital to helping student and faculty entrepreneurs take their ideas from dream to reality. Investing in a platform that creates and sustains those connections is one of the smartest investments we can make in our economic future. We are glad to be a part of this important effort,” says URI President David Dooley.

Guiding principles for the platform include:

–An iconic physical nexus. Place matters. Creating synergies and circulation are among the most important components of successful entrepreneurial communities and their support platforms. Physical consolidation will make it easier to create a “critical mass” of activity that bolsters programmatic efficiency and social connectivity for entrepreneurs. The long term vision is to build an “entrepreneurial campus” of interconnected services and resources.

–Co-working community. Co-working communities provide entrepreneurs with access to a strong community of peers and a physical space to work that is conducive to entrepreneurial success. Incubation also helps move entrepreneurs and new ventures through a pipeline of programs, supports and services that can significantly increase success for a new venture.

–Attract and connect students. Students represent an important resource and a key asset in Rhode Island’s effort to build a strong entrepreneurial community. Students are attracted to programs that meet and reflect their needs.  The Founders League will build on current efforts to offer a special track for students that adapts and responds to their needs, interests, and social behaviors.

–Self sustaining business model. The Founders League will transition to a self-sustaining business model within three years.

–Enhanced programming. Building on the foundation laid over the last three years at the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Founders League will offer a robust continuum of programming and services to match the spectrum of needs within Rhode Island’s entrepreneurial and start-up community.

–Engage more entrepreneurs. There are many steps to creating a venture and people need different entry points and supports along the way. The Founders League will place strong emphasis on creating a dynamic and activated environment that attracts and meets the needs of a diverse community of entrepreneurs. The platform will be geared towards high-growth entrepreneurship and offer multiple channels to serve experienced entrepreneurs, as well as those who are just beginning to explore their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Over the next few weeks, the Founders League will engage other universities and colleges in the area, as well as businesses from across the state that want to join in and support the effort.

“Many positive things have happened in the startup community over the last few years and the community is stronger and more connected than ever before. It’s great now to build on that momentum and apply what we have learned to help a broader community of founders and entrepreneurs in Rhode Island,” says Betaspring managing partner and co-founder Allan Tear.

Until an established web presence for accepting feedback has been created, questions can be directed to foundersleague@betaspring.com.

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Exhibition Opportunity

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

DEADLINE: Dec. 5, 2012 postmark
Public Art Works (PAW) a Rhode Island based Art’s Organization invites artists living and/or working in New England to apply for an exhibit of their work at the new Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence, RI.

No Entry Fee


Location: First Floor Gallery WallFor full details on the project and to download an application form, visit www.publicartri.com

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