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PoetrySpeaks.com Connects New Audiences to Poets and Poetry

January 12th, 2010

Sourcebooks has launched PoetrySpeaks.com, a social network and business site for poets, poetry lovers and poetry presses. On the site, poets can manage their information, blog, explain and display their work, and post speaking or performance schedules. Visitors can create “favorites” and connect to the poets via Twitter and other social networking sites. As a business and marketing engine for poets and poetry presses, PoetrySpeaks.com sells individual poems in audio, video or text formats (much like music on iTunes) as well as books, e-books, DVDs and CDs, and tickets to on-line performances, slams and readings.

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2010 Coming Up Taller Award Nominations Deadline January 29

January 12th, 2010
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Nominations are open for the 2010 Coming Up Taller Awards. Coming Up Taller, an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, enhances the availability of out-of-school arts and humanities programs to children and showcases cultural excellence. To nominate a program, complete the nomination form and submit to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities before January 29.

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Carving Letters into Stone

January 11th, 2010
The A -B -C’s of Hand
Carving Letters into Stone


Saturday January 16th
 - 10 AM to 4 PM

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

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

* Tools and stone provided by instructor.
* Cost for the one-day class is $80.00.

Enrollment is limited to five students so sign up now!  Please call Adam at 401-826-2622 or e-mail info@samaritancarvers.com to register.

The class will be at the Samaritan Cavers studio in Foster, RI.


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Call for Submissions – “Honoring our Northeast Native American Heritage II”

January 11th, 2010

Call for Submissions
Second Annual:
 ”Walking with Us”
“Honoring our Northeast Native American Heritage II”
Dates: June 4th-September 12th
Opening Celebration: Sunday, June 27th, 11-3 pm
The gallery is seeking Contemporary Fine Art (Paintings and Sculpture)
and Contemporary and Traditional Crafts who have Native American
and Mixed Blood Lines
Deadline: March 1st (earlier is better, space is limited)
Email reduced size jpeg. images to: artsculpt@mindspring.com
No entry fee
Or mail slides, photos to: Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH  03301
Please circulate this information to different organizations
 and individual who would be interested
During the opening celebration the gallery would like volunteers to play drums, read poetry, and demonstrate: basket making, flute making, and more.
Summer workshops could to be scheduled that would be free or have a cost.  Please contact the gallery with your ideas.
If you have another gallery that would like to exhibit this show, please have them contact the gallery.
Contact person: Pam Tarbell

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“13th Annual Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”

January 11th, 2010

Call to Enter

“13th Annual Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit”
Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH 03001
Dates: May 30-October 17, 2010
Opening: Sunday, May 30th 
Please contact the gallery by email: artsculpt@mindspring.com
or call 603-226-2046.
Entry information:
Please send images (reduced size) to the email address with the following information: name_title_ medium_size
No entry fee
Entry deadline: April 15, 2010
Please pass this information onto other sculptors
Contact person: Pam Tarbell

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January 11th, 2010

The Rhode Island International Film Festival An7nounces the Beginning of a New National Filmmaking Competition.

The 7DAYPSA is a week long competition, where teams (called “Agencies”) beat the clock to produce three broadcast quality versions (20, 30 & 60 seconds) of a single public service announcement for the deserving local not-for-profit organization (called “Clients”) that the Agency teams have randomly drawn at the start of the competition. Multiple “Clients” will have PSA’s produced and several “Agency” teams will be producing for the same “Client” organization. Each “Agency” will have seven days to go from concept to completion. For the Agency teams, this will be a writing challenge, a shooting challenge, and an editing challenge. The object is to get as many completed professional broadcast quality public service announcements for the clients to choose from as possible. The seven day period allows for this, as well as for the opportunity for media and marketing classes to use the competition as a teaching tool during the school week.

The “Seven Day PSA” Competition (7DAYPSA) was conceived by Duncan B. Putney, an Emmy winning writer and the creative producer of Original Concept & Development Associates (www.OCDA.biz). This national competition has been created for the non-profit Flicker’s Art Collaborative/Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Creative Impulse Award brand (www.Film-Festival.org). The purpose of this new type of competition is to challenge local filmmakers to use their skills and energy to meet a major need of local non-profit organizations, giving the filmmakers not only a great experience and a good feeling, but also a broadcast credit for their resumes. In an economic climate when deserving non-profit organizations are struggling for resources to operate, they do not have the funds to produce a broadcast quality public service announcement to raise awareness of their organization. It is this current lack of public awareness that impacts both their ability to raise funds and to make the public aware of their services. Media outlets that had once been able to both produce and air public service announcements for free, no longer have the available production resources or personnel to produce those PSA’s. But there is a resource that is going untapped. Local independent filmmakers have the skills to produce original and imaginative short films and are looking to garner professional credits for their resumes. The 7DAYPSA competition will bring filmmakers and not-for-profits together to provide these deserving organizations with a broadcast quality PSA and also a commitment from local media outlets to air the spots. This is a real feel good competition. Additional competition cities will be announced in January and the winners of each local “Best 7DAYPSA” will compete for a “National Best 7DAYPSA.” In addition, each PSA chosen for broadcast will be eligible for submission by the 7DAYPSA for awards such as Emmy and Telly Awards.

Our growing list of sponsors for the premier providence event includes:

Amped Graphic Design
Cox Media
CW 28
G Media
OCD Associates
The Rhode Island State Film & Television Office
Brooklyn Coffee Tea House
Nara Hookah Lounge

Dates for the Premiere Providence Event:

Registration: November 15, 2009 through January 10, 2010

Beginning on November 15th, team leaders will be able to go to www.7daypsa.org to download information and forms. To enter, team leaders must mail a completed “Agency Producer Agreement” with a check for the $120 entry fee made out to “R.I.I.F.F.” to:

c/o Rhode Island International Film Festival
PO Box 162
Newport, RI 02940

Competition Week: (locations to be announced)
Teams pick up their client package on one of three days to best fit your work or class schedule.
Thursday Evening, 28 January 2010
Friday Evening, 29 January 2010
Saturday Mid-day, 30 January 2010

Teams drop off their completed PSA seven days from your pick up day.
Thursday Evening, 4 February 2010
Friday Evening, 5 February 2010
Saturday Mid-day, 6 February 2010

Public Screening & Awards Night: Saturday, 20 February 2010


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Audition Notice

January 11th, 2010

“Cosi fan tutte” in English
Seeking: Soprano: Fjiordiligi;
Baritone: Guglielmo; and
Bass/Baritone: Don Alfonso.

The Flickers G&S Ensemble (that presented The Topsy Turvy World of G&S last Spring) is now the Flickers Chamber Opera (FCO). FCO will present a piano chamber opera version of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” on Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 3:00 p.m. at Bell Street Chapel in Providence in an updated original English version called “Can you trust your lover?!“, from memory, in concert attire, semi-staged.

The recitative has been replaced with dialogue, and many repeats in the score have been edited out. There will be about 16 rehearsals, occurring twice a week in the Providence area between the last week of January and the performance April 11. Performers are expected to learn the music on their own. Rehearsals will put the music and the staging together, not teach music and parts.
Each performer will receive an honorarium for the rehearsals and the performance.

For this production, acting is equally important to singing.
- Fjiordiligi (Florence) is a “ditsy, materialistic Newport Socialite” with a conscience
- Guglielmo (William) is a “tight-jawed Newport Socialite” with affectations.
- Don Alfonso is a “Tony Soprano – like” Italian American tough guy.

Singers are encouraged to submit audition materials (resume, current headshot jpg, and singing clip mp3) to:

Eric Bronner, Artistic Director, erictenor@hotmail.com

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Many Rhode Islanders Nominated:

January 11th, 2010

2009 New England Art Awards nominees

Here’s the list of all the nominees for this year’s New England Art Awards, a contest organized by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research to honor the best art made in New England and exhibits organized here in 2009. (More details here.) Thanks to the more than 80 people who made nominations during the two week submission period that ended Sunday night.

Note that this is raw (mostly) unedited data as it was received from anyone who wished to make nominations – and may include spelling and factual errors as well as nominees that aren’t qualified because, for example, they don’t feature local artists or local curators. We’re working with a team of special advisors to cull the nominations into a manageable ballot for voting. And all are welcome to vote once the ballot is ready. Stay tuned.


Art at Colby
michael russem
Blaze (Mari Novotny-Jones)
Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research (featuring Marilyn Arsem with ima
Gary Duehr’s “Think The Worst”
“Ruin” By Brian Vanden Brink
Marek Bennett of Henniker, New Hampshire, for “Breakfast at Mimi’s” and “Nicaragua: Comics Travel Journal”
Stephen R. Bissette (art) and Joseph A. Citro (words) “The Vermont Monster Guide.”
James Sturm of White River Junction, VT, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederic-Frost, “Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics”

Career survey:
Robert Indiana & the Star of Hope at Farnsworth Museum
Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective
Harry Callahan at the MFA
David Aronson at Danforth
Gerry Bergstein at Danforth
Sonia Landy Sheridan at Hood Museum of Art
“Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies” at DeCordova
“You Are Here: Linden Frederick, Studies, Paintings,” at Center for Maine Contemporary Art
“Drawings from the Heart: Tomie dePaola Turns 75” at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Julie Miller at Steven Zevitas Gallery
Ria Brodell “The Handsome & The Holy” at Rotenberg
Steven Locke @ Samson
June August
Andrea Evans , There Is No Place… , SMFA MFA thesis exhibtion and Next Generation 1
Mary O’Malley
Jo Dery at 5 Traverse
Jonathan Bonner “Pooms” at 5 Traverse

Georgie Friedman, “Spiraling Water, H20: Film on Water”
jesse kaminsky
The Big Tent %u2013 Yes We Can; Oh Say Can You See, recycled paper, disposable t
Matthew Paul Cleary @ LaMontagne Gallery
Elizabeth Amento, Yeah, I think you should, since we%u2019re here, MFA Thesis Ex
Thomas Stevenson, Untitled, SMFA MFA Thesis Exhibtion
Wade Aaron, A Work In Progress, SMFA MFA Thesis Exhibtion
Jeffu Warmouth “Nourishment” at Art Institute of Boston.
Coil/Recoil by Lisa Greenfield
Starry Night – Lisa Greenfield and Daniel J. van Ackere
Sleep No More\’s war-room by Maria Magdalena Campos Pons and her students
Elaine Bay
Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch at the Rose Museum, Waltham
Andrew Salomone “Jell-O Head” at Buoy Gallery
Michael Bizon at 5 Traverse and golf course
Rachel Berwick at Brown’s Bell Gallery
Raphael Lyon at Stairwell Gallery
Liz Collins “Doll Cave” at AS220′s Project Space
Aaron L. Peterman at Miller Block Gallery.
Douglas Weathersby at Rotenberg
Daniel Phillips: “Tear Down these Walls” at Montserrat

New media:
GJYD “The Creasemaker Sheats by girls jumping your dad”
The First 100 Days (Obama) of PIECE
100 Days Artist Collaborative
Krista Caballero,This Is Not Happening
Melinda Go, This Is Not Happening
Wade Aaron, A Work In Progress, SMFA MFA Thesis Exhibtion
Michael Lewy
“Parse:Visualizing Data That Makes Us Human” at Axiom
Fischli & Weiss the Way Things Go List Center
Georgie Friedman/ Geyser-Cyber Arts
Krzysztof Wodiczko “…Out of Here” at ICA
Raphael Lyon at Stairwell Gallery
Brian Knep “Exempla” at Tufts University
Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom “New Performance Video” at DeCordova

Raul Gonzalez – Lookum Here (It Might Could Have Been)
Carianne Mack Garside
Matthew Rich at Samson
David X. Levine
Kelli Thompson, SMFA MFA Exhibtion
Zsuzsanna Szegedi
Donald Shambroom at Yezerski’s “Unintended Consequences”
Resa Blatman at Suffolk University Art Gallery
Jeremy Roby
Michael Zachary
Sam Duket
Cristi Rinklin at FP3 Gallery.
Shelley Reed at Clark
Dana Clancy
Hannah Cole
Robert Amesbury
Sand T
Gerry Berenstein at Gallery Naga
Peter Schumann exhibit at BCA and Vermont
Thorpe Feidt: The Alchemist’s Altar, New Paintings from the Ambiguities Series, Montserrat January 2009
“Heroes Stories” By Cullen Washington at Museum of the National Center for Afro-Ameircan Artistss
Lisa Perez at 5 Traverse
Joe Wardwell “Die Young” at LaMontagne
Laurel Sparks “Pleasure Dome” at Howard Yezerski
“You Are Here: Linden Frederick, Studies, Paintings,” at Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Mark Wethli at Icon Contemporary Art Gallery in Brunswick.
Jane Smaldone at Nielsen Gallery.

Performance or spectacle:
Gang Clan Mafia: electron city
The Wed Lock Project
Halloween Iron Pour at the Steel Yard
The Steel Yard Iron Chef Competition
Aaron Stephan “Closer” at Coleman Burke Gallery
21 Gun Salute
Alexia Mellor “This Isn’t Happening,” Mills Gallery
Joanne Rice “The Human Cost of War”
William Pope L. at the Carpenter Center
Marta Renzi
“Sleep No More”
Perestroika; 3rd Anniversary Show, Jacques Cabaret, Boston
GJYD performance at MEME
Institute for Infinitely Small Things “Origami Stimulus Package” at Brandeis in April
Andrew Salomone “Jell-O Head” at Buoy Gallery
Bread and Puppet performances in Vermont, at BCA and Spontaneous Celebrations in Boston
Honk Parade
Boston Caribbean Carnival parade

Jerry Russo
Isa Leshko
Jessica Somers
John O’Reilly
Bob Raymond at Studio Soto
Harold Feinstein: A Retrospective
Joe Deal New Work at RISD Museum
Pelle Cass in New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum
Scott Lapham at 5 Traverse
Nicholas Nixon at Carroll and Sons.
Paul Roustan of East Providence at AS220
Stewart Martin at AS220.

Public exposure:
GJYD “The Creasemaker Sheats by girls jumping your dad”
“Affects of Gravity” at Topsfield Fair by Andi Sutton & Chris Tonelli
Steel Yard Public Projects
Joanne Rice
Protests at Rose Art Museum
Joanne Rice “The Human Cost of War”
Starry Night
Caleb Neelon’s mural at the Tobin School in Boston and his “Imagination Wall” mural at Children’s Hospital Boston.
The Fake Greg Cook on Facebook and YouTube.
Platform 2 “Manifesto! Slam”
China Blue “Aqua Alta” in Mobile Art Project, organized by Viera Levitt.
Boston Police for arrest of Shepard Fairey
Anonymous graffiti artist: spraypainting dollar signs over Shepard Fairey graffiti on AS220’s Mercantile Block building in Providence, May.
Mural of President Barack Obama made from 2,420 dominoes by students at Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Westfield, Mass.
Lydia Stein “HousEARt” mural at 16 Bernon St., Providence.
Somerville Arts Council “Illuminations Tours”

Danica Phelps
William Pope L. at the Carpenter Center
Joseph Wheelwright
Andrew Mowbray “Platform 1” at DeCordova.
Ellen Wetmore at Boston Sculptors
Judith G. Klausner
Rachel Berwick at Brown’s Bell Gallery
C.W. Roelle’s exhibit “Not Just Women In White Dresses” as AS220′s Project Space
Hank Gilpin at Gallery NAGA
Aaron T. Stephan at Whitney Art Works, Portland.
Cristin Searles at Bristol Community College’s Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery.
Jon Laustsen at 5 Traverse
Heide Hatry at Pierre Menard Gallery
Randy Regier “Lost & Found: Anna Isaak and the Cabot Mill” at Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick and “Now Your Spacecraft Will Be Your Peace” at SPACE Gallery in Portland.
Darren Foote at Judi Rotenberg Gallery.

Solo show by local artist (or collaborative):
Ria Brodell “The Handsome & The Holy” at Rotenberg
Raul Gonzalez “Lookum Here (It Might Could Have Been)”
Kanarinka: ICA prize
Joe Wardwell “Die Young” at LaMontagne
Bob Raymond at Studio Soto
Revolt 2 Die
The Present Tense
Craig Lupien
Zsuzsanna Szegedi
Anna Hepler “Intricate Universe” at Montserrat
Ria Brodell: Out of the Forest
John O’Reilly
Krzysztof Wodiczko “…Out of Here” at ICA
“The Miracle 5 Present ‘Holy GJYDhad!’ By Yassy Goldie” at Space 242
Yassy Goldie (Holy GJYDhad) and Venado Negro
Resa Blatman at Suffolk Univ.
Hirokazu Fukawa at Real Art Ways, Hartford
Matthew Rich “Ire and Ice” at Samson
Semi Simple by Sand T at Mazmania Art Gallery in Framingham State College.
Brian Knep “Exempla” at Tufts University
Randy Regier “Lost & Found: Anna Isaak and the Cabot Mill” at Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick and “Now Your Spacecraft Will Be Your Peace” at SPACE Gallery in Portland.

Standout work by a local artist in a group show:
Georgie Friedman, “Spiraling Water, H20: Film on Water”
Isa Leshko in “New England Photography Biennial”
Jo Dery at 5 Traverse
Dave Ortega “The Boston Drawing Project 10 years on and going strong”
Raul Gonzalez “Sixth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition” at Tufts
Joe Wardwell at MFA
Matthew Ritch in “Strange Loops” at BCA Mills
Tory Fair in “The Fair Moon Rejoices” at BCA Mills
Alexia Mellor, “This Isn’t Happening,” BCA’s Mills Gallery
Andrea Evans, Next Generation 1
John Gonzalez, Next Generation 3
Marc Cote at 2009 Framingham Open Studios
Jessica Somers
Pelle Cass in New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Museum
joe keinberger
Sand T participated in SHOW #54 at SNO in Sydney, Australia
Judith G. Klausner
Jerry Russo
Alexi Antoniadis of Newtonville and Nico Stone of Chelsea in “Salt of the Earth” at Montserrat
David Curcio of Watertown in “Salt of the Earth” at Montserrat


Concept/theme show:
“H20: Film on Water” curator Cynthia Reeves
Old, Wierd America; DeCordova Museum
Boston Expressionism (Aronson/Schwartz/Bergstein), Katherine French, curator
Leslie K. Brown “Syntax” at PRC
Leslie K. Brown “Keeping Time” at PRC
Megapolis Audio Festival – Justin Grotelueschen, Nick van der Kolk
Helen Molesworth and Claire Grace for “ACT UP” at Harvard
Steven Halpert for “Going Forward, Looking Back,” University of New England, Portland.
Joe Wardwell for “Master of Reality” at Rose
William Stover for “Seeing Songs” at MFA
Shana Dumont for “Fixed Chaos” at Montserrat
Randi Hopkins and Emily Isenberg for “And the fair Moon rejoices” at BCA
“Rockstone and Bootheel” Real Art Ways; curated by Kristina Newman-Scott and Yona Backer
George Fifield et al for Boston Cyberarts Festival 2009
Maya Allison “Pixilerations [V.6]: The Great Disruption” at RISD, 5 Traverse, etc.
Maya Allison “Book as Post Modern Medium” at 5 Traverse
Melody and Witness at GASP
Beyond the Literal at GASP
“Video Art Exhibition” at Gallery Z
James Hull for “Plastic Fantastic” at Laconia Gallery
Britta Konau for “Planes of Abstraction” at Center for Maine Contemporary Art
“Twilight” at Maine College of Art’s Institute of Contemporary Art
Jen Mergel for “Acting Out: Social Experiments in Video” at ICA Boston.
“Inappropriate Covers” at Brown’s Bell Gallery, conceived by Braxton Soderman and Cynthia Lugo and curated by Soderman and Justin Katko.
“Parse:Visualizing Data That Makes Us Human” at Axiom
“The Deceptive Narrative” at Art Institute of Boston.

Group show featuring local artists:
“H20: Film on Water” curator Cynthia Reeves
Megan Dickerson and Jed Speare “Bumpkin Island Art Encampment”
“Add and Subtract” by bkprojects at Gallery Kayafas
Leslie K. Brown “Syntax” at PRC
Leslie K. Brown “Keeping Time” at PRC
CW Roelle, Jill Colinan, Kendra Plumley
Megapolis Audio Festival – Justin Grotelueschen, Nick van der Kolk
Portland Museum of Art Biennial
Steven Halpert for “Going Forward, Looking Back,” University of New England, Portland.
Boston Does Boston III @ Proof
Randi Hopkins and Emily Isenberg for “And the fair Moon rejoices” at BCA
SMFA/Tufts University May thesis exhibtion
“This Is not Happening” at BCA’s Mills
Nick Capasso juror of “Material is Language” at 119 Gallery in Lowell
Leonie Bradbury, Shana Dumont et. al “Salt of the Earth” at Montserrat
“Video Art Exhibition” at Gallery Z
Britta Konau for “Planes of Abstraction” at Center for Maine Contemporary Art
“Boston Does Boston III” at Proof
“Collective Access” at 5 Traverse.

Historical show:
“Art + History” curated by Meg Rotzel and Rosie Branson Gill (may also be Concept) at Nightingale Brown House.
“First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings” at BC, curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher.
Clifford Ackley for Albrecht Durer at MFA
Helen Molesworth and Claire Grace for “ACT UP” at Harvard
“Hans Hoffman: Circa 1950” at Rose, curated by Michael Rush
Frederick Ilchman for “Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice” at MFA
“Video Art Exhibition” at Gallery Z
“Focus on Four,” at the Newport Art Museum
“A Fragile Memory” at the Providence Public Library, organized by Agata Michalowska
“The Brilliant Line,” at the RISD Museum, curator Emily Peters
“Jules Aarons: In the Jewish Neighborhoods, 1946-76” at DeCordova
Debra Bricker Balken, independent curator, for “Dove/O’Keefe: Circles of Influence” at Clark Art Institute
“John La Farge” Artistic Genius and Renaissance Man,” William Vareika Fine Arts, Newport.
Judy Goffman Cutler and Laurence S. Cutler for “Norman Rockwell: American Imagist” at National Museum of American Illustration, Newport

Local curator of locally-made art:
Bonnie Bastien and Nova Benway: Berwick AIR residency
Megan Dickerson and Jed Speare “Bumpkin Island Art Encampment”
TT Baum: Effectus performance series
“The Boys of Summer” at Craftland
Steven Halpert for “Going Forward, Looking Back,” University of New England, Portland.
Dina Deitch at DeCordova (Andy Mowbray inaugurats Platform series)
Amy Stacey Curtis: Sort at Montserrat
Daniel Phillips: “Tear Down these Walls” at Montserrat
“Made in Fort Point” shop at Fort Point Artist Community
Trevor Fairbrother for “John O’Reilly: Art from Four Decades” at Howard Yezerski
Katherine French for Boston Expressionism (Aronson/Schwartz/Bergstein) at Danforth
Randi Hopkins for Krzysztof Wodiczko “…Out of Here” at ICA
“Video Art Exhibition” at Gallery Z
“Focus on Four,” at the Newport Art Museum
“Salt of the Earth” at Montserrat
James Hull for “Resa Blatman” and “Construction: A Group Exhibition of New Sculpture Made in Boston” at Suffolk University Art Gallery; “Plastic Fantastic” at Laconia Gallery; and “Cristi Rinklin” at FP3 Gallery.
Dina Deitsch for “Carlson/Strom: New Performance Video” at DeCordova.
Nick Capasso for “Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies” at DeCordova
Neal Walsh at AS220
Maya Allison for Pixilerations, book show, AS220 print shop
Harry Callahan at the MFA

Solo show of an artist from Away:
Matthew Day Jackson at MIT
Melanie Smith “Spiral City” at MIT
Jenny Holzer at Montserrat
Damián Ortega curated by Jessica Morgan at ICA
Taro Shinoda’s “Lunar Reflections” at Gardner
Jo-Ann Conklin for Kirsten Hassenfeld at Brown’s Bell Gallery
James Hull for Cara Phillips at Suffolk University Art Gallery.
Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc
Jen Mergel for Eileen Quinlan “Momentum 13” at ICA
“Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall” by Teresa Reuter and Tamiko Thiel” at the Goethe-Institut Boston.
“Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand” at ICA, organized by former ICA curator Emily Moore Brouillet and guest curator Pedro Alonzo.
R. Crumb’s Underground at MassArt
Marcel Breuer @ RISD

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Calls For Entry

January 8th, 2010

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here  or go to www.callforentry.org  to apply to one of these opportunities. You may view these and the most recent listed opportunities anytime by going to CaFE Listings .

Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

Seattle City Hall Gallery Exhibitions 2010-2011


Entry Deadline: 1/5/10

The city of Seattle seeks exhibition proposals for display in City Hall galleries from April 16, 2010 – March 2011.

Lex Arts, Inc.: Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden


Entry Deadline: 1/6/10

LexArts and the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden seek artists to design proposals for the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden. Up to 5 artists will be selected and paid to develop proposals suggesting artwork for the memorial garden.

City of Denver: Central Platte Construction Fence


Entry Deadline: 1/8/10

The Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District with the assistance of The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) is seeking artists or artist teams from Colorado for several temporary art commissions. Budget: Up to $25,000 for each project

City of Seattle: Chesiahud Loop Trail New Media Artwork


Entry Deadline: 1/12/10

The Seattle Office of Arts  Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create a project that will draw people to the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop and engage them in unexpected ways. The selected artist will create a new media work.

Colorado Council on the Arts  Denver International Airport Eastern CREATIVE CAPITOL Exhibition


Entry Deadline: 1/12/10 (extended)

CREATIVE CAPITOL: Colorado Artists Only Creative Capitol celebrates Colorado artists and images of the state of Colorado. This third exhibition will highlight artists from Eastern Colorado.

Earth Through a Lens: City of Palm Springs Photography Show


Fee: $35.00 (Earth Through a Lens: City of Palm Springs Photography Show)
Event Dates: 4/1/10 – 4/30/10
Entry Deadline: 1/15/10

“Earth Through a Lens” is a juried nation-wide photographic competition sponsored by the Sustainability Commission of the City of Palm Springs (CA) to celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day which will be held on 22 April 2010. We plan to display the photographs of approximately 30 finalists for the month of April on the world renowned Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. The images chosen will focus on beauty in the natural environment, the degradation of the environment by human activity, and attempts to reclaim or restore spoiled habitats. In sum, the photographs will highlight the importance of developing a sustainable environment. The 30 finalists will be asked to provide a print photograph and matt to allow uniform framing of the work. Three winning photographs will be selected with these photographers to receive cash prizes ranging from $500-$1500 plus a travel stipend to attend the award ceremony on 22 April 2010.

Miami-Dade Art in Public Places: Fire Rescue Headquarters and Training Facility


Entry Deadline: 1/15/10

Project: Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places/Fire Rescue Headquarters and Training Facility Budget: $480,000 Location: 9300 NW 41st Street, Doral, FL Deadline: January 15, 2010 Eligibility: Open Call to all professional artists residing in the United States The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) and Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program request qualifications from professional artists to create works of public art for the Fire and Rescue Headquarters and Training Facility. The selected artist will develop a creative response to the latest philosophies and practices of the MDFR.

Womens Work 2010 23rd Annual Fine Arts Show


Fee: $35.00 (Northwest Area Arts Council: Women’s Work 2010 23rd Annual Fine Arts Show )
Event Dates: 3/4/10 – 4/24/10
Entry Deadline: 1/19/10

Women’s Works™ is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council (naac). It is our goal, with this show, to focus on women artists of North America. Women’s Works™ provides an opportunity to showcase the creative efforts of women artists. This, the 23rd Anniversary Exhibit of Fine Art by Women – takes place at the Old Court House Arts Center on the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois.

City of Asheville: Art on Transit Bus Graphics Program


Entry Deadline: 1/20/10

The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department announces a juried public art competition for the first Art on Transit Bus Graphics Program open to all artists in the City of Asheville and select surrounding towns serviced by the City of Asheville transit system. Artists are invited to create original 2-D images for one of three different City of Asheville bus graphics. Two dimensional images include (but are not limited to) photographs, computer generated design, paintings, prints, and drawings. Text and letters are permitted when used as part of the overall design. Although there is no “theme” for this project, it is suggested that designs reflect, at least in part, the ‘canvas’ the art will be displayed on – buses!

City of El Paso Art Windows 2010


Entry Deadline: 1/29/10

The City of El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seeks to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships for Visual and Media Artists


Entry Deadline: 1/29/10

The South Florida Cultural Consortium is a partnership between the local arts agencies of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties. The Consortium’s Fellowship program is intended to nurture the artistic development of eligible visual and media artists who reside in one of these counties. Fellowships are not project-based; recipients may use the Fellowships according to their individual needs.

Border Art Biennial 2010 / Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010


Fee: $5.00 (El Paso Museum of Art: Frontera Biennial Arte Concurso 2010/2010 Border Biennial Art Competition)
Entry Deadline: 1/31/10

The Border Art Biennial 2010 is a juried exhibition which highlights the often under represented art along the border region. This year the El Paso Museum of Art  Museo de Arte in Ciudad Juarez has extended the parameters to all border states in both Mexico and the United States. La Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010 es una exposición con jurado que pone en relieve artistas poco conocidos de la región fronteriza. El Museo de Arte de El Paso y el Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez han extendido este año los parámetros a todos los estados fronterizos, tanto de México como de los Estados Unidos. 2010 Jurors: – Rita Gonzalez, Assistant Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. – Itala Schmelz, Director at the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Miembros del jurado 2010: * Rita González, Curadora Adjunta del Departamento de Arte Contemporáneo del Museo de Arte del Condado de Los Angeles * Itala Schmelz, Directora del Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil



Fee: $35.00 (Texas National 2010)
Entry Deadline: 2/1/10

JUROR: Judy Pfaff. TEXAS NATIONAL Art Competition and Exhibition is celebrating its 16th year on the national scene. It was created in 1995 by the Department of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) as an annual event for artists living and working in the United States. Jurors for each year’s event have been internationally known artists including: Leon Golub, Faith Ringgold, Doug and Mike Starn, Martha Erlbacher, James McGarrell, The Art Guys, Donald Sultan, Sandy Skoglund, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor, Ed Moses, James Surls, Paul Brach, MANUAL, Roger Shimomura, and Mel Chin. Works may be of any medium (except video or performance). Participants are eligible for $3,500 in awards, and each will receive an illustrated catalog.

Prospectus #207 Tamarind Institute


Entry Deadline: 2/4/10

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for the Tamarind Institute seek to commission an artwork for the Tamarind facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Local Selection Committee is interested in commissioning a professional photographer to document visiting artists, master printers and students working at the facility.

City of Denver: Police Training Facility/Firing Range


Entry Deadline: 2/5/10

The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) seeks to commission one or more artists or teams of artists to create site-specific artwork for the Traffic Operations/Firing Range campus. The new facility is being built along Interstate 25 and the South Platte River at Park Avenue West and Globeville Road, Denver, Colorado River. The funding currently designated for public art at the site is approximately $95,000 including design, fabrication, potential lighting and installation. The project is open to all artists in the U.S. working in all media and materials. Applications must be submitted on www.callforentry.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2010.

City of Longmont, Colorado; Art on the Move 2010-11


Entry Deadline: 2/8/10

OPEN TO COLORADO ARTISTS. The City of Longmont, Colorado is seeking submissions for the Art on the Move (AOTM) program, where artwork is displayed for 11 months in various locations throughout the City. Deadline to apply: February 8, 2010.

Design Team Roster (Portland, Oregon)


Entry Deadline: 2/12/10

The Regional Arts  Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists/teams currently living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to submit qualifications for the RACC Design Team Roster. The deadline for submissions is 11:59PM (Mountain Standard Time) Friday, February 12, 2010. Artists previously selected for RACC’s Design Team Roster must reapply. Applications will only be accepted through the CaFE™ system (www.callforentry.org).

Liberadores / Liberators


Event Dates: 6/17/10 – 8/12/10
Entry Deadline: 2/12/10

MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS in Denver invites artists and visionaries from throughout the Americas, North and South, to submit exhibition or project proposals addressing the theme Liberadores / Liberators. El MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS en Denver, Colorado extiende una cordial invitación a todos los artistas y visionarios del Continente Americano a someter una propuestas o proyectos para participar en la exhibición titulada: Liberadores de las Americas A multi-media, multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring selected artwork, projects and / or performances will premiere at the Museo de las Americas as part of In Good We Trust 2010, DENVER BIENNIAL DE LAS AMERICAS, June 17 – August 12, 2010. Propuestas o projectos pueden ser multidiciplinarios . Los projectos seleccionados se exhibiran en el Museo de las Americas como parte de DENVER BIENAL DE LAS AMERICAS, En lo Bueno Nosotros Confiamos 2010, del 17 de Junio – 12 de Agosto 2010.

Adams County Government Center – Interior Courtyard Pieces


Entry Deadline: 2/15/10

The Adams County Visual Arts Commission is conducting an open entry competition to select permanent, site specific public art, including three dimensional pieces, to be placed in two 30 X 60 foot interior courtyards flanking the main entrance of the new multi-million dollar Adams County Government Center. The Center is currently under construction at 124th and Sable Blvd., Brighton, Colorado and is due to open in the Spring of 2011. The art should reflect the background, history and future of Adams County, and should be appropriate for the function and location of the Complex. Submissions may be designed separately for each courtyard or may integrate both courtyards. The submissions may be original works or limited edition works with geographic restrictions. The courtyards sites will abut pedestrian corridors, but will not be accessible to the public. The 60 foot long corridor side walls will be floor to ceiling glass and two of the other courtyard walls will have large glass viewing windows from the level of approximately two feet off the ground. One of the short side walls and about one-half of the long back wall of each courtyard will be brick. The courtyards will be easily visible from the exterior of the building through glass walls on the outside of the pedestrian corridors. The courtyards will be in a one story area and open to the sky, but the works must not extend above the height of the interior walls. Works must require minimum maintenance as the courtyards will have only limited maintenance access. There will be limited power to the courtyards and no lighting. Artists are encouraged to submit a separate independent work intended for one of the courtyards, or an integrated work tying both courtyards together conceptually, or both. The courtyards will be separated by approximately 300 feet and will not be visible from each other. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED IMAGES OF COURTYARD ROUGH INS

City of Seattle – First Hill Streetcar


Entry Deadline: 2/22/10

The Seattle Office of Arts  Cultural Affairs seeks an artist to develop site-integrated artwork for the new Seattle Streetcar line serving the Chinatown/International District, First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. The selected artist will work with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and their consultants from the early stages of design through construction of the First Hill Streetcar. The artist will develop a combination of artwork(s) and design enhancements to be integrated during construction of the streetcar line. The artist will be asked to apply a consistent design sensibility throughout the project. The design should include reproducible or repeating elements and components that contribute to the overall identity of the streetcar line. Artists with experience in both art and design will be well-suited for this project. The street right-of-way provides very limited space for artwork. Free-standing sculpture will not be considered. The application deadline is Monday, February 22, 2010, 11:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Prospectus #205 Santa Fe Community College


Entry Deadline: 2/25/10

The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at Santa Fe Community College seek to commission an artist or artist team to create artwork that responds visually and conceptually to the campus on Richard’s Avenue in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The committee anticipates the artwork to be highly interactive, instructive, thought provoking, pleasant, fascinating and connected to the core values of this community based institution of higher learning. Professional artists who are legal residents of New Mexico and who are experienced in creating public funded commission projects are invited to submit qualifications to this opportunity. $84,250 is available for this project.

Alaska Contemporary Art Bank


Entry Deadline: 2/28/10

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking 2D and 3D relocatable artwork for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank, an Art in Public Places program. ALASKAN ARTISTS only. Deadline for submission is 09:59 PM AST, Feb. 28, 2010.

CraftTexas 2010


Fee: $35.00 (CraftTexas 2010 Application Fee)
Event Dates: 9/25/10 – 1/9/11
Entry Deadline: 3/1/10

CraftTexas 2010 is open to all artists currently residing in Texas. In the Fall of 2010, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host one of its biggest and most loved shows, CraftTexas 2010, the sixth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Formerly known as CraftHouston, the show’s new title, CraftTexas, more accurately reflects the participating artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood media and in found/recycled materials. This unique show, which will be captured in a DVD catalogue and may be toured, provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections. The exhibition also serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of art being made in our own communities and across the state. CraftTexas 2010 will be juried by Gail M. Brown, independent Curator of Contemporary Craft from Philadelphia, PA; Cindy Hickok, internationally acclaimed fiber artist from Houston, TX; and Paula Owen, president of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio, TX.

California Community Foundation: Fellowships For Visual Artists 2010


Entry Deadline: 3/5/10

For more than 90 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has recognized, encouraged and supported the Southern California arts community by funding and nurturing a full range of artistic expressions. The Fellowship for Visual Artists is designed to support local emerging and mid-career artists in advancing to the next level of professional development. Must be resident of Los Angeles County to apply.

Alameda County Arts Commission: Artist Registry – Site Specific Public Artwork


Entry Deadline: 3/19/10

Open to professional artists residing in California.* Many of Alameda County’s capital improvement projects include a Percent-for-Art Program in which professional artists are commissioned to make artwork for each site. Due to the upcoming schedule of construction projects, many of the artists commissioned for these public art projects will be selected from two registries of pre-qualified artists (Artist Registries). This Registry is for artists who have experience making permanent, site-specific public artwork; opportunities will be available for exterior and interior projects, be appropriate for artists working in a variety of materials and styles, and have a range of project budgets. Individual contracts may range from approximately $20,000 to $200,000. (*Additional eligibility restrictions for artists who currently have work in the Alameda County Art Collection. Refer to the complete application for details or call the Arts Commission office for more information.)

Alameda County Arts Commission: Artist Registry – Small Scale Artwork Commission Projects


Entry Deadline: 3/19/10

Open to artists who live, work, or rent/own a studio in Alameda County, California.* Many of Alameda County’s capital improvement projects include a Percent-for-Art Program in which professional artists are commissioned to make artwork for each site. Due to the upcoming schedule of construction projects, many of the artists commissioned for these public art projects will be selected from two registries of pre-qualified artists (Artist Registries). This Registry is for artists who are making small to mid-sized, wall-mounted, two-dimensional or low-relief artwork. Individual contracts may range from $4,000 to $20,000; artists may be commissioned to make a one new artwork or a new series of work.

18th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition


Fee: $35.00 (18th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 3/31/10

The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA This annual exhibition is limited to works in 100% colored pencil and is the only venue where CPSA members can earn the CPSA Signature Status. The exhibition features over $16,000 in awards including the $2500 Best of Show award and CIPPY Trophy.

Artspace: Artists Association Professional Membership


Fee: $30.00 (Artspace Artists Association Professional Membership)
Event Dates: 12/1/09 – 4/1/10
Entry Deadline: 4/1/10

Artspace Artists Association (AAA) is an organization of artists working together in Raleigh, NC to promote growth of the individual artist, to provide an environment of interaction with other artists and with the public, and to foster the mission of Artspace. Professional artists interested in becoming a member of the Artspace Artists Association must be juried in through a two-stage jury process. The first phase of the jurying takes place through www.callforentry.org. Artists who pass the first phase of the jury must be able to bring their work to Artspace in Raleigh, NC for the second phase of jurying.

Piedmont Craftsmen 2010


Fee: $30.00 (Piedmont Craftsmen 2010)
Entry Deadline: 4/16/10

Thank you for your interest in Piedmont Craftsmen and welcome to the annual jury process for exhibiting members. Since its founding in 1964, Piedmont Craftsmen has evolved into one of the nation’s most highly respected craft guilds, presenting an annual Fair that is considered one of the finest in the southeastern United States. Total sales by 125 exhibiting craftsmen are estimated at nearly $400,000. Piedmont Craftsmen’s Gallery and Shop anchor the Arts District in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.

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January 8th, 2010

CaFE™, The Art of Online Calls for Entry. Find Calls – Apply – Manage Your Entries.
CaFÉ™ provides artists with an easy-to-use system that allows them to enter contact information, upload digital images of their artwork, and enter a number of open calls at one time—eliminating the cost of duplicating slides and mailing individual application packets for each call for entry. To view current call for entries or to appy to calls, visit CaFE™ at
http://www.callforentry.org for more information.

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UrbanArts Institute At Mass College of Art

January 8th, 2010

The UrbanArts Institute’s Artist Registry is New England’s leading registry for artists interested in working on public art projects. Enjoy the benefits of joining the UrbanArts Artist Registry:

• Receive our weekly email listserv of public art opportunities nationwide;

• Have your work included in a major visual arts resource;

• Be part of our efforts to actively market the registry and its artists, and expand connections with users, such as public sector clients, consultants, corporations, urban planners, landscape architects, architects, city and state officials, as well as curators and galleries.

The UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art works to promote excellence in public art and design. We have been facilitating public art projects since 1980. The Arts on the Line subway project in Boston brought us national recognition.

Materials for the Artist Registry

PLEASE NOTE: All printed materials should be on 8½ x11-inch paper. Please include PDF or MS

Word files of resume, image list, thumbnails, etc. on your CD.

1. Resume

Include current contact information, information about previous commissions, collections, awards and exhibitions.

2. Documentation of Past Work

Send up to 16 clearly labeled images of past work in digital format. Slides are still accepted, but no longer a preferred format.

CD ROM with JPEGs that feature last name, first name, image number 01-16, and title (in that order) Acceptable digital images must be:

Formatted to read in Adobe Photoshop.

Maximum pixel dimensions per image 800×800

File Format: baseline optimized JPG (do not use Progressive JPGs, GIFs or TIFFs)

Image resolution of up to 200 pixels per inch (ppi)

Image Size: must be less than 1MB

Include a 1-page, 8

½ x 11” thumbnail printout of images with corresponding image numbers 01-16.

A corresponding numbered, annotated image list with title, media, dimensions, location, brief description and date of the work, project budget, and project partners, if applicable.

Movie clips on CD accompanying slides must be cued and be of no more than three minutes length.

Movie clips on CD must be formatted in Windows Media Player or QuickTime.

3. Optional Support Materials

Additional support material, including press clippings or other relevant information on past projects.

Media, slides and support materials may be kept on file permanently at UrbanArts. Any and all material at the UrbanArts Artist Registry may be updated or removed by the artist at any time.

Artists are encouraged to keep their materials up to date. UrbanArts Institute is not responsible for loss or damage of media, slides or support materials.


Christina Lanzl, Project Manager




Mail Materials and the Artist Registry Form to

Artist Registry

UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-5801

UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115-5801 www.urbanartsinstiute.org

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January 8th, 2010

Extreme Scale

FEBRUARY 2 8 – MARCH 19, 2010


January 15 Application Deadline

January 29 Accepted Artists Listed at


February 12 Bio Material Due

February 16-20 Work Received

February 28, 2-4pm Reception, Open to the Public

March 1, 5:30-7:30pm Private Reception for Artists;

Awards Ceremony

March 22–March 26 Removal of Work

EXHIBITION JURORS: Diana Gaston, Associate Curator,

Fidelity Investments; Beth Kantrowitz, Independent Curator,

BK Projects; Meg White, Director, Gallery Naga

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all living New England artists.

AWARDS: 3 cash awards $1000, $500, $250 and one purchase

award chosen at the discretion of the Fidelity curator.

ENTRY FEE: $20, please make check payable to the

Providence Art Club.

WORK: All media works that fit the following size

requirements are eligible. All works must fit through the

main entranceway, which is 7 feet high and 4 feet wide.

Work may fit through this entrance in one or multiple

pieces. All entries must weigh less than 200 pounds.

LARGE Two-dimensional works:

Max height: 7 ft. tall Max width: none

Minimum height: 4 ft. tall Minimum width: 4 ft. wide

LARGE Three-dimensional works: Less than 200 pounds

Max height: none Max width: none

SMALL Two-dimensional works

Maximum height: 12” Maximum width: 12”

Minimum height: none Minimum width: none

SMALL Three-dimensional works

Must be small enough to fit in a standard size shoebox

Minimum height: none Minimum width: none

Entries must be recent (completed within the last 4 years),

original works that are available for sale (no price on

requests). Works not properly prepared for installation will

not be installed. Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable.

The Providence Art Club reserves the right to reject work

that is deemed unstable, that differs from the submitted

digital image/and or description of work, or that is not

professionally presented.

SALES COMMISSION: 25% for PAC members; 40% for


DIGITAL ENTRIES: Artists may submit three digital entries

in a JPEG format on CD-ROM. This may include details,

but no more than a total of three images should be on

the submitted CD. If more than one image is submitted,

they MUST all be on one CD. Image files on the CD must

be labeled with the artist’s last name, followed by the

numbers 01, 02, 03. All CDs/images must be readable by

Macintosh platforms. Images should be sized at 300 dpi

at 4″ minimum in either direction–OR–1 to 2 megabytes.

Images should be oriented correctly. DO NOT submit

PowerPoint presentations, automated slide presentations

or work on DVD. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s

full name and the file names with corresponding titles.

NOTIFICATION: For entry status visit the “Call for Entries”

section on our website, www.providenceartclub.org, after

12 noon on January 29, 2010. Accepted artists will also

be notified by mail. No phone calls please. The CDs of

the work not selected will be returned if you provide a self

addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Accepted digital

entries will remain in the possession of the Providence

Art Club for promotional purposes.

DELIVERY: Accepted submissions should be delivered to

the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI

02903 from February 16-20 between 12-4 pm Tuesday-

Friday and 2-4 pm Saturday in the Dodge House Gallery.

SHIPPING: Shipping costs are the responsibility of the

artist. A check for return shipping, including insurance

(please ask carrier to determine this amount), must

accompany work. If artwork cannot be repacked in

original materials, additional packaging must be supplied

by the artist. If packing materials and shipping payment

are not included, the work will not be returned.

REMOVAL: All exhibited work is to be picked up March 22-

March 26, between 12-4 pm from the Dodge House Gallery.

INSURANCE: The Providence Art Club carries a blanket policy

covering fire, theft, and breakage. The insurance value is

considered 2/3 of the sale price, but no more than $250.


Fidelity Investments reserves the right to photograph

work for publicity. By entering your work in Fidelity

Investments 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, you agree to

the use of your name, likeness, certain personal

information and artwork in any publicity material

developed for the exhibition.

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Call for Submissions: Deadline January 11

January 7th, 2010

(or Late entry deadline: January 25)


Anne Strauss – Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Nicolas Baume – Director & Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, NYC
Mark Hughes – Director, Galleria Lelong, Chelsea, NYC
Bill Murphy – Associate Professor & Gallery Director, Printmaker & Painter, Wagner College, NYC

Cash prizes totaling $1,750 – including $1,000 Best of Show

Theme: Wide open spaces… arms wide open… eyes wide open… Just feel all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love. But as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite. Wide open to attack… wide open to a lawsuit… wide open to corruption… wide open to failure… What kind of phantasy phrase is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

Eligibility: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, except for film/video. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Note: Crafts, kit work or reproductions after original works in other media (such as giclees), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

Oversize Work, Assemblages and Installations are welcome at the discretion of BWAC, but must meet all other specifications and be delivered, installed and removed by the artist (or their agent).

Submissions and Fees: Only original works may be submitted. They must be in a .jpg file format. No slides, photographs or DVDs. CD’s will be accepted when application is submitted by mail.
Early Bird Submissions (through January 11): $45.00 for up to three (3) images, plus $8.00 for each additional image.

Submissions between January 12 and January 25: $65 for up to three (3) images, $10.00 for each additional image. All entry fees are non-refundable.

To apply go to: https://www.wideopenartshow.org/home

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2009 Income Taxes: Changes for Artists, Performers, and Writers

January 7th, 2010

 By Julie Herwitt, CPA, Posted on Chicago Artist Resources:

“As the holiday season comes to a close, it’s time to think about another subject most of us dread: no, not those few extra pounds that recently appeared, but our income taxes. For many artists, performers, and writers, income taxes are especially loathsome, and in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seems to be making the process even scarier. The IRS has announced that starting in November 2009 it will begin a special initiative to audit individual income tax returns with Schedule C’s that show a loss. (The Schedule C is the tax form most artists use to report their business income and related expenses). Additionally, the IRS has stated it plans to focus on certain industries in these audits, including craft sales, photography, art, and writing. Therefore, artists, performers, and writers need to be extra diligent in their record keeping.”

To read this article, go to: http://chicagoartistsresource.org/dance/node/24642

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

January 7th, 2010
Juried Exhibit: WATER

Water appears in nature in all three common states of matter and may take many different forms on Earth: water vapor and clouds in the sky; seawater and icebergs in the polar oceans; glaciers and rivers in the mountains; and the liquid in aquifers in the ground.
PAC gallery, located at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, announces a call for entries for its members’ themed exhibition:  WATER.  The exhibition is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines/media to participate and showcase their work.

Submission Dates:  Friday, Feb. 19th & Saturday, Feb. 20th  11:00 to 1:00 PM

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January 6th, 2010


Deadline is June 10, 2010. Accepting submissions now. First prize is $500 dollars and publication in the Circle’s anthology. Additional awards will go to Artistic Merit Nominees. Final contest judge, Randall Albers is chair of the fiction writing department at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. All entrants will be considered for publication.

1000 words or less. Contest rules and guidelines at www.riwriterscircle.com or 401-461-6691.

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Apartment with studio space available

January 6th, 2010

Beautiful, Sunny Elmwood Apartment with Huge Studio Space
Beautiful 3rd floor, 3 BR apartment with unique 4th floor space perfect for artist studio or large home office. Each floor has its own full bath. $1000 a month for both floors, does not include utilities. 3rd floor may be rented on its own for $725 a month. Off-street parking, basement storage and laundry. Gas heat and stoves on third floor, electric heat on 4th floor. Cats welcome. Friendly, responsive owners.
Call July at 401-477-4052 or email at email.july@gmail.com to see the apartment.

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Public art call: Seattle seeks artist for new First Hill Streetcar

January 6th, 2010

Seattle seeks artist for new First Hill Streetcar

Artist will create artwork during construction of line to begin in 2011

SEATTLE— Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist to develop site-integrated artwork for the First Hill Streetcar, a new two-mile Seattle Streetcar line serving the Chinatown/International District, First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

The selected artist will work with SDOT staff and consultants from the early stages of design through construction. The artist’s artwork and design enhancements will be incorporated during construction of the streetcar line. The design should include reproducible or repeating elements and components that contribute to the overall identity of the streetcar.

The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The total project budget is $600,000 and includes design, fabrication, installation, travel expenses and taxes. Application deadline is 11 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22 (Pacific Time). A link to the online application and guidelines is available at www.seattle.gov/arts.

The Seattle Streetcar network is a developing transportation system designed to carry people to and from neighborhood business districts and Seattle attractions. The first line in the new network—the South Lake Union line—opened in December 2007. In 2008, the Seattle City Council approved a resolution that supports streetcar network expansion and identifies the lines for the First Hill and Central neighborhoods as top priorities for expansion.

Construction of the First Hill line will begin in 2011 and end in 2013. The project will connect the Chinatown/International District station to the future Capitol Hill light rail station via First Hill. Along with neighborhood businesses, the line will serve Harborview Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle Central Community College and Seattle University.

The First Hill Streetcar project is fully funded through the voter-approved sales tax measure for Sound Transit expansion, known as ST2. In November 2008, voters in the Puget Sound area approved ST2, the mass transit expansion plan for the region. This measure builds on the Sound Move plan approved in 1996 to expand light rail, commuter rail and express bus service.

Sound Transit is transferring funds to SDOT to build the First Hill Streetcar. It is estimated the streetcar line will cost $125.8 million to build. The artwork will be funded with SDOT 1% for Art funds generated by this project. The city’s public art ordinance specifies that 1% of eligible city capital improvement project funds be set aside for the commission, purchase and installation of artworks in a variety of settings.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

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Art League of Rhode Island: Call to Artists

January 4th, 2010

Artists Wanted

The Art League of Rhode Island is accepting applications for artist membership through Jan. 15. Artists working in two-and-three-dimensional media encouraged to apply. For application form and instructions, call 295-5338 or go to www.artleagueri.org.Thanks,

Art League of RI

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News from the RI Film Collaborative

January 4th, 2010


The January RIFC Networking Meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 7pm at the Wild Colonial, 250 South Water Street, Providence, RI.

We look forward to seeing you there!



The Rhode Island Film Collaborative’s Production Committee is excited to announce that we will be producing a new project in early 2010. The project will be a short film, under five minutes in length.

At this time we are looking for RIFC members that are interested in submitting a script to be considered for the project. If you are interested please send an email to Productions@RIFCfilms.com , with “script application” in the subject heading, stating your interest and we will send you an information packet and submission application along with any other pertinent information. 

·          We ask that you please do not send any scripts at this time!

·          You must be an RIFC member to apply.

Not an RIFC member?  Just go to www.RIFCFilms.com and sign up, it’s free!

Send in your request now to productions@rifcfilms.com!



The Black Box Theatre will hold auditions for “Cider House Rules” by John Irving on Sunday, January 3rd and January 10th from 1pm – 5pm at Artists’ Exchange.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The complete text is available upon request. Seeking men and women and children between the ages of 12-60. All roles available.

Production dates are

3/18-3/21, 3/25-3/28, 6/3-6/6, 6/10-6/13 and 6/26. Artists’ Exchange is located at 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston. For more information or to book an audition, call 401-490-9475

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