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Tides Announces Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Social Justice Poster Design Contest

July 6th, 2011


Tides, a social change nonprofit organization that works to leverage individual and institutional leadership and investment to positively influence local and global communities, is inviting poster designs celebrating the organization’s thirty-fifth anniversary from artists, graphic designers, and anyone in the Tides community. (Self-taught artists and amateur designs are encouraged.)

Submissions can be drawn from any area of Tides’ issue areas, reflect on building community for social change, or offer visions for a more just and sustainable world.

The winning artist will: have his or her design produced in a limited edition print and featured prominently on the Tides Web site; receive a cash prize of $500; be invited to the New York Foundation for the Arts Art and Social Justice Conference in September 2011; be featured in NYFA’s artist spotlight; and be featured in an upcoming Tides Learning Community event.

All finalists in the contest will be featured in the Seed Gallery at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, and selected entries may appear on the Tides Web site and other publicity materials.

Visit the Tides Web site for complete poster design submission guidelines and for information on Tides’ mission and operations.

Link to Complete RFP

Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
Geographic Funding Area: National

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Full-Time AS220 Community Printshop Manager

July 6th, 2011

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Production Coordinator Wanted: FirstWorks

July 6th, 2011

FirstWorks Production Coordinator

Contract: Seasonal, part-time
Term: August 29, 2011 – May, 2012

The Production Coordinator is a key team member who works to oversee FirstWorks’ presenting and arts-learning programs across the 2011-12 Season. S/he will work closely with FirstWorks Administrative Manager & Managing Director to assure successful implementation and outcomes.

This is a seasonal engagement that provides the approximate equivalent of 15-20 hrs. per week, over a semi-consecutive twenty week period. Aspects of the schedule are flexible—but on-site production dates are fixed. Specific production dates available upon request.

Scope of responsibilities includes:
• Review all contracts to meet artist requirements as related to services
• Coordinate all requirements/details with venue technical director/staff
• Provide stage and/or house management at FirstWorks events
• Assist tech company/venue technical staff during load-in and production
• Manage artist hospitality and meal details on site
• Work directly with FirstWorks Community Programs Coordinator to implement educational & outreach activities at schools & other venues
• Arrange artist requests (access to spaces, meals and any other details)
• Oversee all on-site, artist residency & educational activity requirements
• Furnish and/or coordinate Artist ground transportation, including curb-to-curb delivery, vehicle rentals, reservations etc

• Distribute promotional materials and assist marketing staff on cross-promotional opportunities
• Provide production support to program and institutional marketing initiatives
• Assist with community outreach, donor cultivation and other special events

General Administration (as time allows)
• Assist with on-site box office sales/reservations
• Provide assistance with documentation and program evaluation
• Help with general office duties

• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-4 years experience in production, logistics and/or stage management
• Good communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
• Familiarity with and passion for performing & visual arts
• Effective computer skills and facility with databases and spreadsheets
• Reliable automobile

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Annette Robinson, Annette@first-works.org. Position will remain open until filled.

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Job Opportunity At FirstWorks

July 6th, 2011

Institutional Development Assistant

Contract: Permanent, part-time
Term: Start date September 1, 2011
Minimum 24 hours per week

The Institutional Development Assistant works in partnership with the FirstWorks team, and is responsible for advancing the organizational growth of this entrepreneurial nonprofit through fundraising, marketing and programming initiatives. S/he will work closely with FirstWorks Development Director and Managing Director to assist with all aspects of cultivation of corporate, foundation and individual support as well as institutional marketing and programming activities.

Summary of Responsibilities include:

• Research fund & donor prospects
• Coordinate individual campaigns and events
• Maintain patron, individual donor, funder & sponsor records/database
• Support donor relations & cultivation initiatives
• Assist with the development & design of sponsorship packages
• Develop materials for sponsors and track sponsor fulfillment requirements
• Grant-writing under the supervision of the development director
• Grant reporting
• Assist the event & fundraising committees

• Provide support to institutional marketing initiatives
• Assist with cultivation, fundraising and other special events

General Administration
• Assist with documentation and program evaluation
• Assist with general office duties

• Bachelor’s degree
• Advanced degree or 3-4 years non-profit fundraising experience preferred
• Outstanding research and writing abilities
• Ability to prioritize and complete tasks on deadline
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent computer skills and facility with databases and spreadsheets
• Superior organizational ability and attention to detail
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Knowledge of and passion for the performing and visual arts
• Enthusiasm for working as part of a team

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Annette Robinson, Annette@first-works.org, by August 1, 2011.

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Plein Air Workshops for the Summer of 2011

July 6th, 2011


 Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday, July 27, 28, 29

Course # 2011002

Plein Air Painting in Newport, RI with Jonathan McPhillips

  9:00am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300   (limit 7 participants)

Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday, August 24, 25, 26

 Course # 2011003

Plein Air Painting in Jamestown, RI with Jonathan McPhillips

  9:00am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300  (limit 7 participants)

Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday, September 21, 22, 23

 Course # 2011004

Plein Air Painting in Newport, RI with Jonathan McPhillips

  9:00am – 3:00 pm
Tuition: $300  (limit 7 participants)

These three-day workshops are structured to help the beginning painter overcome any apprehensions of painting outdoors, yet also provide the experienced artist with a refreshing set of tools to improve their individual style.  An inspirational  and encouraging environment will be established in this course. Individual attention and demonstration are emphasized. An efficient and loose approach to painting will be essential to realizing exponential growth when working “en plein air”.  The basic principles of design, value, and color will be discussed. The prevailing goal will be to approach painting as a fulfilling and enjoyable experience…a learning process that allows us to grow as artists and individuals!

The rain contingency is to paint at a Harbor Fine Art Gallery in Newport, RI.

Any paintings used for demonstration or completed during the workshops will be available for purchase at a special discounted rate of 20% off the normal retail value. In addition, all participants will be given a 20% off voucher that can be used for any painting by Jonathan McPhillips at Harbor Fine Art Gallery in Newport, RI (good for 1 year).

Equipment and supplies must be provided by the participants (supply list attached below).

Please feel free to call or e-mail anytime if you have any questions.

Payment can be made easily and securely on-line with a credit card, or through Paypal. Checks also accepted via mail.

Visit www.jonathanmcphillips.com/workshops for the details.

click here for a printable registration form in .pdf file format
click here for a printable supply list in .pdf file format

About Jonathan  McPhillips:

Jonathan graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. Now residing in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, Jonathan’s artwork has evolved into a celebration of coastal New England. Working equally in the studio and on location, his work includes the harbors, beaches, vessels, and architecture of our coastal marine environment.

Recent accomplishments include a juried acceptance into The Oil Painters of America Eastern Exhibition in October, 2010.  In addition, Jonathan was invited to participate in The Carmel Plein Air Art Festival in Carmel, California, and the Modern Marine Masters Exhibition at the Mystic Seaport Museum Gallery, both in May of 2011.

Awards and exhibitions span McPhillips’ career. Of note would be his 2004 First Place “Best of Fleet” Award at the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island for “Courageous Convictions”, his 12 meter yacht replica.  Jonathan is also honored to have been invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassies” program in 2006, which expanded his work to an international audience. Jonathan’s artistic journey can easily be followed through social media and e-newsletters, as well as his blog and website. Video samples of selected works in progress are also available, and have been especially popular among his collectors and fans.


 Look for this, and other workshops throughout the year at: http://jonathanmcphillips.com/workshops.

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July 6th, 2011


 As we already find ourselves at the beginning of July things here at RIIFF are beginning to pick up! We are nearly finished with the process of accepting films, and are pleased to say that it is shaping up to be another fantastic Festival. We’ve all been working hard to ensure that come August we will have the most exciting and successful  Festival in RIIFF history!

We would love to have your support as we endeavor to continue RIIFF’s tradition of excellence in this 15th annual year of film festivity! The energy, effort, and time that is put in by volunteers each year is truly invaluable to the success of the Festival. Not to mention the truly unique opportunities RIIFF volunteers have as they experience the Festival from the inside out, and help us make this year’s Festival better than ever!

Please follow the below link to arrive at a volunteer application form and to sign up for our Volunteer Orientation Session, located at The Vets (formerly VMA) lobby on July 20th at 5:30 pm. We are all enthused to have you join us in the very exciting adventure that is the 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival!


Thank you so much for your continued support,


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July 6th, 2011


International competition to feature scripts set in Rhode Island and showcase those stories to the film industry

(Providence, R.I. · June 24, 2011) For screenwriters, Rhode Island’s diverse landscape can be a character all unto itself. And a state with so much character makes for great stories.

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is now accepting entries for its 2011 Spotlight on Rhode Island Screenplay CompetitionRIIFF invites talented screenwriters from around the world to submit their original screenplays whose characters and locations anchor the story in Rhode Island.

“What a brilliant idea! This is a fantastic way to promote our natural resources and beautiful locations within the Ocean State while bringing out the best talent from screenwriters and filmmakers around the globe,” said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director Rhode Island Film & Television Office.

Scripts must be submitted by mail to 83 Park St., Suite 1, Providence, R.I. 02903. A filled out copy of the entry form, which can be downloaded from RIFilmFest.org, must be submitted along with the script.

Entries can be A. feature film (max. 130 pages)B. movie of the week (max. 100 pages), or C. television pilot (max. 40 pages), and must be in standard industry formats. Scripts may be in any genre, present day or historic period. Adaptations of novels/books are not acceptable unless submitted by the author. Writers must also supply a log line and short synopsis.

Finalist scripts will be read and judged by industry professionals: Steven Feinberg (RI Film Office Director & screenwriter), Michael Corrente (film producer, director & writer), Anne Mulhall (dir. LDI Casting) and Michael Corso (Sakonnet Capital Partners). They are looking for original well-crafted stories with commercial potential where the state of Rhode Island is a true character in the story.

The deadline for submission is Aug. 15, 2011.



The winning screenplay will be placed in the hands of producers and industry professionals who have the power to take the script to full-scale production. The winner will also be promoted to the film & television industry by the Rhode Island Film Office and FLICKERS, as well as receiving an all-access RIIFF pass for 2012 including the ScriptBiz Screenwriters Workshop, and a prize bag filled with Rhode Island favorites.



The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top-12 festivals in the United States, RIIFF is one of 65 festivals worldwide that is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards through its partnership with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. For more information on the festival, please visit www.RIFilmFest.org.

For more information about this year’s FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, running Aug. 9 to 14 at The Vet (formerly Veterans memorial Auditorium), please visit our website atwww.RIFilmFest.org or call us at 401.861.4445.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:Ben Whitmore Communications Associate
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
83 Park St., Suite 1,  Providence, R.I. 02903 (o) 401.861.4445
(c) 978.998.2240
(e) bwhitmore@film-festival.org

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Wooly Fair Seeks Volunteers

June 30th, 2011

For many weeks now, The Woolies have been building and planning, making sure that Wooly Fair VII, To the Moon! will be a wild spectacle of galactic proportions. On July 30th, we’ll be rocketing you into a lunar wilderness, full of games, live music, spontaneous theater, and, of course, the WOOLY SPACE STATION. The Space Station will be comprised of 21 pentagonal pods, which are being created for the sole purpose of entertaining and inspiring you via shimmering, interactive, artist-made installations.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s in the works and what to expect on your maiden voyage To the Moon!

Family-friendly activities from 2-6pm:

+ Moon Buggy races
+ Cosmic Human Bowling
+ Costume and Alien/Spaceman mask-making
+ Circus Arts workshop by Marvelous Marvin
+ an interactive planetarium
+ hula hooping
+ a special Space Ballet performance at 4:30
+ Kids’ Parade at 5:30
+ Special appearance by Big Nazo
+ Disco Doug, the dancing robot (he’s kid-powered!)

Musical Acts starting at 8pm (as of 6/28):

+ Encanti  (This summer playing Sonic Bloom, Wooly Fair and Burning Man! Just finished national tour with EOTO)
+ Blevin Blectum
+ DJ 11:11
+ The Silks
+ Atlantic Thrills
+ Micah Jackson

+ Thirsty Sounds
+ The Get Lively Experiment
+ Extraordinary Rendition Band
+ Tig and Bean
+ Valencourt
+ Viennagram
+ Boo City
+ Serendipity Galore
+ Bettysioux Tailor
+ Emperor Norton
   … and many more to be announced!
Your Act:
What will your creative contribution be to the lunar landscape? At the very least, we want to see you in FULL COSMIC ATTIRE– we’re talkin’ moon boots and space suits! If you’d like to contribute a project or a performance, visit the wooled.com
Volunteer Opportunities:
Wooly Fair is always looking for volunteers. In return, you’ll get free entrance into Wooly Fair, you’ll immerse yourself into a fantastic creative community, and you’ll be helping to launch the most dynamic art party of the summer! This week we have a specific call for volunteers from Damian Ewens:

A plea for Moon Dome team members! Interested in helping build Providence’s largest geodesic DJ Dome?! Email damianewens@gmail.com and Jessica Brown jessb983@gmail.com  We will be meeting Wednesdays and Sunday Wooly Work Days at the Steel Yard. We need translucent material (think white vinyl, sails etc) and people with interest or experience stitching and/or access to sewing machines!”

For more information on how to volunteer, or if you’d like to be involved as a vendor or a sponsor, visit us at thewooled.com
If you love Wooly Fair, or even if you’ve never been to Wooly Fair but you believe in the power of tranformation through participatory art, please consider supporting our Kickstarter Campaign. By supporting, you can also get discounted tickets and other awesome swag!
Wooly Fair VII To the Moon!
July 30, 2011

the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI

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June 30th, 2011

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced digital imaging professional to lead its Imaging Services department. The Director of Imaging Services manages and motivates a staff of professional photographers and technicians; confers with clients to evaluate their collections and develop appropriate digital reformatting proposals and specifications; and works closely with the heads of NEDCC’s conservation laboratories on joint projects. The Director of Imaging Services reports directly to the Executive Director, is a member of NEDCC’s senior management team, and is responsible for the performance of his/her own department.

Applicants should have: 1) detailed knowledge of and hands-on experience in all aspects of digitally photographing two-dimensional collections to museum-quality standards, 2) strong communication skills in listening to clients’ needs and clearly articulating proposed specifications, 3) excellent relationship-building skills, 4) strong production-management and supervisory skills to lead the staff in achieving the highest quality results in strict accordance with the best practices for digital capture and preservation in the museum and archives fields, and 5) a solid educational and/or training foundation.

The Imaging Services department receives a steady amount of work from large to small institutions as well as private clients whose primary concerns are quality and care in handling. The department has grown rapidly and is currently staffed with four technical photographers and produces a significant portion of NEDCC’s program fees. The department is on a course to double in size over the next few years as institutions continue to learn of the advantages of NEDCC’s expanded services. NEDCC is equipped to digitally reformat any type of 2-dimensional object and currently specializes in oversize materials, transparent media, works of art on paper, photographs, manuscripts, fragile materials, and X-ray film. The new director will be expected to explore and develop additional specialty services to meet the needs of the library, archive, and museum communities.

Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit, regional conservation center specializing in the preservation and reformatting of paper-based materials. NEDCC’s mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; surveys and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences.  NEDCC is located in a renovated historic mill building in Andover, Mass., twenty-five miles north of Boston.  For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org.

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Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

June 30th, 2011

1st Annual Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

The Laotian Community Center of RI is hosting the 1st Annual Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament to unite the community across generational, socio-economical, and ethnic lines while supporting a charitable cause. This fundraiser is the first tournament of its kind in the Ocean State (and perhaps beyond!). This inaugural event will take place during the whole month of July to give everyone ample opportunity to catch the biggest fish. Everyone is welcomed to participate!


Registration for the tournament is at Ocean State Tackle Shop at 430 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904 (401-714-0088 or www.oceanstatetackle.com) everyday of the week from 5:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M starting Friday July 1, 2011. The registration fee is $15 per adult or $10 per youth (17 years old or under) with all proceeds collected going towards the LCC youth programs. All registered participants will receive a Free Official Tournament T-Shirt and will be entered into raffle drawings for a chance to win prizes donated by sponsors. Raffle tickets given at registration. **All participants must follow State Laws and Fishing Regulations**


Anytime between July 1-31, registered participants fish at their own leisure and then bring their big catch to Ocean State Tackle for official weigh in and recording. After July 31, the weights will be tallied. The top 5 weights will be awarded prizes with First Place earning a $250 gift certificate to Ocean State Tackle. The winner of the Youth Competition will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Ocean State Tackle.


Friday July 1, 2011 from 7pm – 8:30pm at Ocean State Tackle. Buddhist blessing ceremony will take place to wish everyone good luck. Light refreshments generously donated by Ocean State Tackle will be served.


Saturday August 6th, 2011 from 12pm – 3pm at 88 Limerock Rd, Smithfield, RI (Wat Lao Buddhovath Temple). Tournament and raffle winners will be awarded. Official Tournament T-Shirts available for pick up at that time.

The Laotian Community Center of RI (LCC) is a registered non-profit 501c (3) organization committed to cultural preservation through arts and education. This tournament is a fundraising event for our youth programs. We are hoping to raise enough money to purchase new traditional music instruments, books and supplies so our students from all walks of life can learn and explore the Laotian culture. Please visit our website for more information: www.rilaocenter.org


Mani Khamsyvoravong via Email: manilayk@gmail.com

FOR MORE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Tournament Director, Nik Sinphoune via Email: nik.sinphoune@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!


Mani Khamsyvoravong

Laotian Community Center of RI

Marketing & Communications Director


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Roger Williams University Seeks Art Instructors

June 29th, 2011

Job Description:

For the Academic Year 2011-12, Roger Williams University is seeking adjunct faculty to teach in the following areas:

 VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing
- VARTS 201 Drawing the Figure
- VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture
- VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting: Color and Design
- VARTS 381 Figure Painting
- VARTS 392 Mixed Media
- VARTS 361 Introduction to Digital Media
- VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art

Go to: http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=25744

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June 28th, 2011

- Share a 500 Sq foot office space with documentary filmmaker
- 3rd Floor of 560 Mineral Spring Ave Mill building,
- Quiet, spacious, sunny, with 15-foot ceilings
- Southern facing with huge windows
- Conference table and white board
- Heat & Electric Included
- Optional shared WIFI
- Right off 95 with lots of parking

Perfect for a freelance professional looking to get out of the house!
Wonderful thriving mill community environment with diverse group of
artists, graphic designers, web developers, architects and other small

Rent: $220 per month
Available: August 1

For more information, email: info@bigorangefilms.com

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Sound Session Seeks Volunteers

June 27th, 2011

Be a Part of Sound Session 2011
Sound Session 2011
Multi-genre music festival Providence Sound Session will continue into its eighth year July 8 to 10, under new leadership from Providence Inner City Arts. The weekend will feature a packed schedule of performances by Bobby Sanabria and Ascensión, Stephen Marley and Ghetto Youths Crew, Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa and Providence’s own AS220 Criss Cross Orchestra.
Sound Session 2011
July 8 – 10, 2011

Providence’s hottest summer concert needs your help. If you are interested in lending a hand, having a great time, and enjoying some great music please e-mail the PICA team at soundsession2011@gmail.com.


We will need volunteers for a variety of jobs including; hospitality, bar support, information disseminator, wrist band applicator,clean up,set up and more! 

Volunteer Orientation/Training will take place on Thursday June 30, 2011 from 5pm – 7pm at Roots Cafe (276 Westminster St. Providence, RI).


This is great opportunity to be a part of one of the summer’s hottest events! Don’t miss out!
For more information, visit SoundSession.org!



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Call to all Native American Artists in the Northeast region

June 27th, 2011

 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Presents 2011 First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit

We are pleased to announce the 2011 First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery.  This month long exhibit will showcase the work of our Native American artists in this region and is part of the New Visions/ New Curators Series.

RISCA encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors of color by providing mentorship and opportunities to curate exhibits at the Atrium Gallery. This year’s New Visions/New Curator series will feature Native American Artist Allen Hazard as the Curator/ Juror of the First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit who will select the artwork that best describes the Native American intertribal artistic expression.

                        Exhibition Dates: July 11, 2011 – August 5, 2011

                              Guest Juror/Curator: Allen Hazard, artist

                              Opening Reception: Thursday July 21, 2011 6:00pm – 8:30pm
                              Drop off Artwork: Saturday July 9, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
                              Pickup Artwork: Saturday August 6, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

                              Location: Atrium Gallery, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

                              Deadline for Submissions: July 1, 2011

                              Send 300 dpi jpeg images to Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov


The Atrium Gallery was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and arts organizations from across the state. We are now looking to showcase the talent of the Native American Artistic community.

For more information please contact Elena Calderón-Patiño, Atrium Gallery Director

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 1 Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI, 02908


Phone: (401) 222-6996

Web: www.arts.ri.gov

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WGBH Seeks Music Director (Boston)

June 27th, 2011

Music Director [Radio] (Boston)


Position Information

Job Requisition # Date Opened Posting Title
P-0635 6/14/2011 Music Director
Position Type Department
Management, Full Time, Project Contract Radio



Department Overview

Radio Programming is responsible for content, production, promotion and staffing for WGBH’s all classical services on air, on line, and in the community. The department develops and produces local programming, specials and series, as well as national and international initiatives and partnerships.
 Position Overview
The Music Director for WGBH’s Classical Service is responsible for auditioning, selecting, and programming musical selections for the 99.5 All Classical radio service, as well as for the classical internet streams found on wgbh.org and on mobile-delivery devices. The Music Director shall perform these tasks at the behest of the Managing Director for Classical Services, and shall also act to help establish standards of tone, style, methodology, and research, production, and overall best practices for all WGBH Classical on-air and production staff to emulate. The Music Director shall also perform airshift duties as assigned. In addition, s/he will oversee the implementation and operation of classical programming software and related systems. Duties include entry of data, working with software suppliers, and programming of classical dayparts as assigned. In addition, the Music Director will supervise the documentation and data entry of WGBH’s classical archival sound recordings. The Music Director shall supervise on-air and production staff at the behest of the Managing Director. Responsible for maintaining a working environment that leverages the potential and diversity of the department’s entire staff. Provide direction and leadership in such a way as to nurture, create and maintain an environment that is (1) free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment and (2) provides employees with equal access to opportunities for growth and advancement including professional development whenever possible.

Skills Required

The Music Director needs to be thoroughly versed and knowledgeable in the field of Classical Music, and know how to apply that expertise to programming classical music services with high appeal. Knowledge of Music Master and/or other music-programming software, as well as a thorough understanding of general classical-music programming skills is essential. The Music Director must also be an appealing on-air presenter of classical music. Digital music editing and audio production experience required; knowledge of the classical-music recording industry and arts-management fields strongly preferred. Management and supervisory experience preferred.

Educational Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Go to http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm

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Calling all Artists for the City Art Festival

June 24th, 2011

Where: Biltmore Park and Skating Rink

Providence, RI

When: August 6th, 2011

10am to 5pm

Artist Apply: www.festivalfete.com

Festival Fete presents the City Art Festival in Providence, RI. In conjuction with the Rock n Roll Marathon, Providence will host over 100 artists plus street performers, children’s activities, and festivities for a full day of fun. The Rock n Roll Marathon is expected to bring over 10,000 people to Providence for the weekend.

The City Art Festival is currently accepting all forms and styles of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, crafts and photography for consideration. All entries will be reviewed by a qualified panel of judges. Notification of acceptance will be mailed or emailed by July 10th.

There will be a limit to artists within any given category. Exhibit space provided will be approximately 10’x10’. No electricity will be provided All exhibits must be professionally presented. Please, be prepared to bring your own tent. All participants must provide a valid RI Sales Tax Permit on the show date or you may purchase a temporary permit at the show.

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June 23rd, 2011

Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused
Dates:  August 22-26, 2011
Hours: 9:30am-4pm
Price:  $550 members; $650 non-members  –  price includes lunch
Limited to 20 students

Watercolor: Simple, Fast and Focused
This five-day, indoor and outdoor on location (weather permitting)
watercolor workshop, painting landscapes and people in landscapes, will
reflect the title of Mel Stabin’s book, Watercolor: Simple, Fast and
Focused.  Emphasis will be on design principles with the objective of
building strong paintings by seeing and thinking simply, painting quickly
and energetically, and focusing on the “idea” of the painting. Mel paints in
a loose, representational style. Design, composition, and color/value
relationships will be discussed throughout.  The workshop includes daily
demonstrations with a step-by-step simply explanation of solutions to every
problem presented by the subject, personal instruction, and critiques.  The
class is designed for beginners to advanced painters.  Mel Stabin, AWS, NWS,
an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist,
creates a casual, friendly atmosphere allowing an easy, open dialogue with
his students making each workshop a joyful experience.

For more information about Mel Stabin, visit <http://www.melstabin.com/>

Mel Stabin was named one of the “Top Ten Watercolor Masters of Today” on the
new art website called artmatch4U:

REGISTRATION INFO:  Please call Angel Dean at 331-1114 ext 16 or e-mail

The cost includes a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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Creative Impact Series Exhibition – Call to Artists

June 23rd, 2011

We are pleased to announce the 2011 First Annual State Creative Impact Series Exhibition.
The six week long curated exhibit celebrates cultural diversity in our
communities. As part of the Creative Impact New Vision/ New CuratorsSeries,
juror and curator, DonnaMaria Bruton will select artwork that best describes and
fits the theme of the exhibit.  There is no entry fee for submitting your work.

Featuring Guest Cuban Artist Reynier Ferrer, to view Reynier’s work visit:

Exhibition dates: August 8th to Sept. 30, 2011
Guest Juror/Curator: DonnaMaria Bruton, artist
Delivery Dates: Sat., August 6, 2011 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908
Opening Reception: September 22 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pickup of Work: October 1, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

To be considered for exhibit, please send your artwork in jpeg format to:
Elena Calderón-Patiño
Community Arts Program Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
1 Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI, 02908
Phone: (401) 222-6996
Fax: (401) 222-3018
Web: www.arts.ri.gov

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digital photography workshop at Tiverton 4 Corners

June 23rd, 2011

Gallery 4 at Tiverton Four Corners is proud to present two digital photography workshops with acclaimed photographer, James Robbins.  These workshops will be offered on July 16th and August 20th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Gallery 4 ~ 3848 Main Road, Tiverton, RI.

Workshop subjects will include: Composition, Subject Choice, Camera Operation, as well as an “Open Questions” segment.  Participants are encouraged to bring in their cameras for discussion as well as submit any specific questions or photos for review (photo requirements available on gallery4tiverton.com).  Please submit one week before hand via email to James Robbins, jsrobbins@lightandshadows.com. Visit Gallery4Tiverton.com for all information.

A Copley Artist and President of The Copley Society Board of Governors, James Robbins began his art studies as a studio painter in college.  About 10 years ago, he returned to his art, this time working as a photographer.  Photography, states Robbins, “…offers me an opportunity to walk the edge of myself and risk discovering the hidden places of spirit and meaning which only now in my life do I begin to long for.  It is my belief that such exploration is life’s most precious offering.  When I am working, all sweat and noise and chaos, there are moments when I am aware of unspoken changes.”  Cate McQuaid, prominent Boston Globe Arts Critic, has commented, “His photos seduce with their saturated tones, intimate close-ups and intelligent composition”.

Mr. Robbins work is collected throughout the United States and Internationally.  His public portfolio maybe seen at www.lightandshadows.com

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In And Out Of The Box

June 22nd, 2011

Concept: The ebb and flow of consumerism initiated the decline of shopping in person at big box/warehouse stores and the rise of the virtual/mail order shopping experience.  As a result of this shift, there has naturally been a rise in the number of boxes being sent around the world from retailer to buyer.  Additionally, the experience of packaging, sealing, opening, and unwrapping has exponentially grown.  In And Out Of The Box invites imaginative makers to explore this unfolding cultural phenomenon. This show will address the nature of “boxing”: packing, sending, delivering, receiving, etc. All boxes and packaging material will be displayed in this exhibit, as we strive to make the process of the delivery a focus of the show.

Juror: Dina Deitsch, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2011


Exhibition Dates: July 9th, 2011 – August 13th, 2011


Opening Reception: July 9th, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Eligibility: This is a national juried 3-D mail exhibition for works in all media that are delivered to the gallery in the specified box.


Entry Fee: $20

Guideline For Entries: All submissions to In And Out Of The Box must be delivered to the gallery in a USPS medium flat rate box sized 11” x 8.5” x 5.5”.  This box will ship any content up to 70lbs for a flat rate of $10.95.


Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists as soon as possible regarding the inclusion of their artwork into In And Out Of The Box.  Artwork not selected for the show will be remitted to the artist immediately.

Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity.  By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.


Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers.  Artist must include prepaid return shipping certificate valid for the flat rate box that work is mailed in.


Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 25% sales commission

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