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Congratulations To RI Foundation Grantees

September 3rd, 2010

 Local artist-educators awarded nearly $100,000 in graduate fellowships

from the Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund


Providence, RI – Sixteen Rhode Island artist-educators have been awarded a total of $97,500 from the Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to artists pursuing graduate degrees to teach the arts.

Antonio Cirino was a prominent Rhode Island artist, author, and instructor for whom more than 90 years of dedication to the arts was not enough: upon his death, his estate established the $800,000 Cirino Fund at the Foundation to offer fellowships for would-be art teachers. Born on March, 23, 1889 in Serino, Italy, Cirino came to the United States when he was two years old. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and later joined the faculty in 1912 where he taught for nearly 40 years. He also taught at Columbia, Illinois State, and Indiana Universities. He was a prolific oil painter and was honored by the Salmagundi Club (New York), the Rockport Art Association (Massachusetts), and the Providence Art Club. His impressionistic work of New England landscapes is exhibited in public, private and national collections and galleries.  

“The Foundation is proud to support efforts to sustain and improve arts education through this important fellowship program,” noted Neil D. Steinberg, president and chief executive officer of The Rhode Island Foundation. “It is widely acknowledged that including arts in school curricula enriches students’ lives and enlivens the learning process. We congratulate the fellowship recipients on their talent and initiative.”
“The Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund honors our faculty and their passion for teaching. It is an inspiration to the RISD community to see this robust list of future artist-educators from Rhode Island. Fellowships like this are a critical resource for graduate students and I congratulate the award recipients on this honor in memory of Mr. Cirino,” said John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design.

First-time Cirino Award winners include:

  • Brian Birch, Warwick, toward a master of fine arts in film at Columbia University, New York, NY;
  • Amanda Brown, Narragansett, toward a master of fine arts in sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA;
  • Caitlin Craig, Charlestown, toward a doctor of musical arts in flute performance at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV;
  • Melanie Ducharme, Coventry, toward a master in art in teaching at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA;
  • Daniel Kutty, North Providence, toward a master of music in music performance-piano performance at the University of Rhode Island;
  • Phillip Mazza, Exeter, toward a master of music in composition at the University of Rhode Island;
  • Micaela Morin, North Smithfield, toward a master of arts in art education at Rhode Island College; 
  • Kyla Pearson, Riverside, toward a master of art in art education at Rhode Island College;
  • Moriah Ramos, Providence, toward a master of performance in flute at Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA; and
  • Troy Quinn, North Providence, toward a doctor of musical arts in choral music at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.


Renewals of their Cirino Awards were granted to the following:

  • Melissa Brown, North Scituate, toward a master of fine arts in studio art at Southern Methodist University, University Park, Texas;
  • Anthony Champa, East Providence, toward a master of art in art in public at the University of Ulster, United Kingdom;
  • Kristina Hook, Portsmouth, toward a master of art in teaching in art education at Rhode Island College;
  • Ana Paulo, East Providence, master of art in art education at Rhode Island College;
  • Amanda Pugliesi, Pawtucket, master of art in art education at Rhode Island College; and
  • Kirk Snow, Lincoln, toward a master of fine arts at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.


Applicants for Cirino fellowships must be Rhode Island residents/artists who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a masters or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may be degree candidates in one or more aspects of the arts and in one or more of the arts disciplines.

The next application deadline for Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund fellowships will be in spring 2011; a full list of scholarships offered through The Rhode Island Foundation is available in the scholarships section of the Foundation’s website, www.rifoundation.org.

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Gallery 110 – Call for Submissions

September 2nd, 2010

Call for Submissions for international juried show titled “Couplings”. Gallery 110 is calling for artwork that explores personal relationships that celebrate pairings and the power of the bonds they create. There are many definitions of couplings . . . let your imagination go!  Juror is Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art for the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA. Cash prizes. For the prospectus go to: http://www.gallery110.com/ and click on the Juried Show link. Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2010.

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National Dance Project Grants

September 2nd, 2010


The NDP Touring Award application is now available!
Deadline: October 13, 2010

NDP Touring Awards represent a reserve of up to $40,000 in funding, which is available to multiple presenters to support the touring of each project. Artists, artists managers, agents, and presenters may apply for NDP Touring Awards. Learn more.

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Public Art Commissions in Chicago

September 2nd, 2010
The selection process for the commission of original artwork for four new Chicago Public Library Branch facilities is underway. Large-scale paintings, small-scale suspended sculpture, or wall sculpture are ideal mediums for these projects.Interested artists should apply to the Public Art Program Artist Registry and note their interest in being considered for a specific project. Applications can be found online here, and the deadline to express interest is Oct. 1, 2010. Artists already in the Registry may also indicate interest in specific projects. More
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NEA Announces $100,000 in NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grants

September 2nd, 2010

Washington, DC –Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced the 2010 NEA New Play Development Program’s Distinguished New Play grants. Five theaters will each receive a grant of $20,000 to support the early stages of development for a new play with strong potential to merit a full production:

§ About Face Theatre (Chicago, IL) for Tanya Saracho’s The Albert Cashier Project

§ Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN) for Larissa FastHorse’s Fancy Dancer

§ Cornerstone Theater Company (Los Angeles, CA) for Tom Jacobson’s West Hollywood Musical

§ McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ) for Emily Mann’s Hoodwinked

§ Woolly Mammoth Theater Company (Washington, DC) for Danai Gurira’s Zimbabwe Project

Please see full project descriptions of the NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project selections.

Working in close collaboration with the playwrights, each theater will use this funding for development activities, such as dramaturgy, design workshops and consultations, read-throughs, public readings, workshop productions, and open rehearsals.

“In order for the American theater to remain vibrant and vital, we need to invest in new work,” said Chairman Landesman. “I am proud and honored that the NEA is investing in the development of new plays by five of this country’s most exciting playwrights.”

The National Endowment for the Arts created the NEA New Play Development Program to advance the American not-for-profit theater’s ability to provide meaningful support for new work. The program provides financial support for playwrights and institutions developing outstanding new American plays, advances the field’s ability to support the development process for new work, and disseminates information on effective models for developing outstanding new American plays.

This fall, the NEA will announce two projects selected as 2010 NEA Outstanding New American Plays through the NEA New Play Development Program.

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established, bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. For more information, please visit www.arts.gov.

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Live/Work Space for rent

August 31st, 2010

This enormous live/work loft style unit is perfect for any kind of studio (furniture, painting, music, etc.) with parking for one car (negotiable) in the freshly paved parking lot behind the building. Private and secure (only two other units in the building) with an alarm system in place. A fenced in backyard is perfect for barbecues and badminton.

The Ikea kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space including a gas stove, fridge, and new dishwasher!

The bathroom has a washer and dryer for the unit’s use only – no more lugging laundry up and down stairs or to the laundromat!

Easy USPS/Fedex/UPS deliveries as well as pickups – UPS and Fedex drop boxes are a quick walk away.

Close to I 95, Routes 6/10 as well as RIC, PC, and a quick bus/trolley/bike ride over to Brown, RISD, and downtown.

Grocery store is 2 minutes away, as well as all the fabulous West End/Valley/Federal Hill restaurants that are within 15 minutes (Lili Marlene’s, Chilangos, Thai Star, Loie Fuller’s, etc.)!

Go to http://providence.craigslist.org/apa/1925680009.html

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The NE Foundation For The Arts Is Hiring:

August 30th, 2010


NEFA is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves, and is an equal opportunity employer.  Unless otherwise noted, send resume and cover letter to jobs@nefa.org (with the job title in the subject line) or by mail to:

New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Jobs 
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
No faxes, please.

Current Openings


New England Services Coordinator

Program Coordinator, National Dance Project

Finance & Information Technology Manager

TITLE: New England Services Coordinator

Reports to: Research Manager & Program Manager, Presenting & Touring

The New England Services Coordinator will work directly with the Research Manager and the Program Manager, Presenting & Touring to coordinate projects related to NEFA’s services that highlight and connect New England’s cultural communities. These services accompany NEFA’s work as a grant maker toward its mission to build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector, and include: commissioned research studies, surveys, meetings, events, and two free websites – MatchBook.org and CultureCount.  MatchBook.org features an easy-to-search directory of artists, performance spaces and presenting organizations, designed to “match” artists with presenters that “book” them to perform. CultureCount, New England’s Cultural Database, is NEFA’s online warehouse of data related to New England’s cultural nonprofits, artists, and creative businesses.

Specific Duties

  • Develop and implement strategies to communicate and network with New England constituents – capturing stories and testimonials to share with the field;
  • Serve as the New England services ‘help desk’ to answer phone and email inquiries from constituents who need assistance;
  • Track and implement targeted program marketing efforts, including social networking, event coordination, mailings, presentations, materials, and displays for meetings and conventions;
  • Generate content for periodic e-communications to users;
  • Monitor content, data and technical issues; prioritize and implement solutions;
  • Process CultureCount/MatchBook.org user accounts, subscriptions, and invoices
  • Provide technical assistance with MatchBook.org profiles, CultureCount data downloads and surveys
  • Participate in the assessment and improvement of CultureCount and MatchBook.org directories
  • Track trends in CultureCount and MatchBook.org usage and analyze data related to these and other similar websites;
  • Assist with field surveys and reports for stakeholders;
  • Facilitate correspondence and contracts for creative economy data acquisition;
  • Process and troubleshoot grant applicant accounts and data for NEFA’s online granting system built onto CultureCount;
  • Coordinate project development between NEFA and outside vendors;
  • Contribute ideas for sustainability, increased usage, and content improvement of NEFA services;
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon.


  • Experience communicating and networking with a broad constituency base (including use of social media platforms and online marketing tools)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Google Analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self reliance, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, and help with problem solving 
  • Interest in cultural community development
  • Ability to coordinate multiple team members and projects
  • Comfort with data and databases

2-3 years professional experience. 

Bachelor’s Degree.


TITLE: Program Coordinator, National Dance Project 
Reports to:  Manager, National Dance Project
Launched in 1996, the National Dance Project (NDP) is an initiative that supports the production and touring of contemporary dance works in the United States.  The overarching goal of the National Dance Project (NDP) is to provide sustained support for the living, growing discipline of contemporary dance.  Recognizing that touring is central to the continuing health of the dance field, the program is designed to be complementary to other existing efforts in dance touring and presenting support. 
The NDP Program Coordinator works with the NDP Manager and Program Associate to communicate the objectives of the program to the field and to execute each with the highest level of integrity and efficiency.
  1. Provide information to program partners, presenters, artists, and funders through telephone conversations, e-mail and mailings;
  2. Manage online grant applications and evaluations, providing assistance to applicants as needed;
  3. Process all NDP grant applications and evaluations;
  4. Coordinate three annual panel meetings including preparation of panel books, panelist/advisor schedules, reporting, and liaison activity;
  5. Coordinate schedules for tour development with company managers and tour coordinators;
  6. Coordinate the management of the Regional Dance Development Initiatives and other special projects as needed;
  7. Make logistical arrangements for meetings and conferences;
  8. Coordinate communications materials with Program Manager and communications staff;
  9. With Program Manager, monitor grant making data and program budgets;
  10. Prepare information for documentation and reporting to advisors, board, and funding sources;
  11. Represent NDP to regional and national constituents;
  12. Work with Director of Programs and Research & Learning Coordinator on program documentation and information sharing;
  13. Coordinate and help oversee the work of the Program Associate;
  14. Supervise NDP interns;
  15. Travel to attend NDP panel meetings and conferences as appropriate

  • Knowledge of dance and the dance field – national/international scope a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills including  superior attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, problem-solving, and the ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work independently and to initiate planning and implementation;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of grants processes, preferably in choreography and touring;
  • Knowledge of budget development and management;
  • Proficient use of computer software programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Access and other database software, internet, and e-mail communication;
  • Relevant degree.
  • Experience in performing arts presentation, production or administration;
  • Experience in grants program coordination and evaluation;
  • Experience in planning and managing events and meetings;
  • Experience in working with artists, presenters, artist management and other arts professionals;
  • Experience in program documentation and evaluation;
  • Experience supervising staff.
To apply
Send resume and cover letter to jobs@nefa.org (subject line “NDP Coodinator” with attachments in PDF or Word format) or by mail to:
New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Manager, NDP
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
No faxes, please.

TITLE: Finance & Information Technology Manager


Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Supervises: Fiscal Coordinator, Technical Support Specialist 
The Finance & Information Technology Manager is a seasoned finance professional with strong interest and experience in information technology who works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to support the needs of a demanding, fast-paced environment that values creativity, collaboration, professionalism, and efficiency in the following areas of responsibility:
Finance & Accounting
  1. Responsible for the administration of the NEFA fiscal software including the receipt, disbursement, and general ledger systems;
  2. Oversee and ensure compliance with accounting and fiscal procedures and internal controls;
  3. Design & maintain reports to support the budget process and management reporting for finance committee, board, and funders;
  4. Oversee financial reporting and reimbursement process for federal funders;
  5. Monitor NEFA cash flow, triggering transfers as necessary between checking, savings and line of credit
  6. Ensure compliance with the recordkeeping requirements of federal, state and private funders;
  7. Coordinate and oversee the auditor’s annual examination of NEFA and preparation of NEFA’s tax returns;
General Administration
  1. Oversee administration of payroll, benefits, and staff insurance coverage and related records;
  2. Maintain all NEFA business insurance policies and recommend coverage changes as needed;
  3. Administer the contracting process: review contracts, flag issues for the CFO, support staff use of template;
  4. Develop and maintain compliance-related policy and procedures related to NEFA’s status as both grant maker and recipient, such as procurement, lobbying, applicant eligibility;
Information Technology
  1. Set comprehensive strategy, plan, and budget for, NEFA’s technology resources (inclusive of program services, communications, and operations), overseeing maintenance and continuing improvement, and staff training;
  2. Oversee work of outside technology service providers, project consultants, and partners;
  3. Responsible for the administration and implementation of improvements to all modules of NEFA’s database software including fiscal, grants management, contacts tracking, and funder management.
  • 5-10 years of significant accounting experience; 
  • Public accounting and/or non-profit accounting experience preferred;
  • Expert use of Microsoft Office Suite and financial accounting software programs; 
  • Experience managing data & voice hardware and software functionality, and third party vendors of IT services and/or outsourced technology services;
  • Resourceful problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the arts a plus.
To apply
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@nefa.org or by mail to:
New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Jobs 
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
No faxes, please.
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Call For Entries – Buy Art Providence

August 30th, 2010


2010 “BUY ART” Campaign seeks new

visuals from Providence‐based artists.

The City of Providence, Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism is seeking

submissions from Providence artists (residence or studio based

in Providence to qualify). Artists working in all visual mediums

are encouraged to apply. Easy jpeg submission

Four artists selected each receiving a $500 stipend.

Obtain submission specs & submit your artwork



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RICFA Mayoral Candidate Forum

August 30th, 2010

w w w . r i c i t i z e n s f o r a r t s . o r g




5:30 – 7:00 pm

URI Paff Auditorium

80 Washington Street

Downtown Providence

Come hear the candidates’

views on the creative sector.

Ask questions. VOTE.

Providence Mayoral Forum on the Creative Economy

Moderated by Mark Murphy, Editor,

Providence Business News

Submit your questions to the candidates by August 30

Email: info@ricitizensforarts.org

Mail: 558 Mineral Spring Ave, #304, Pawtucket, RI 02860


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Lori Solinger’s Arts Blog

August 30th, 2010

Click here to read Lori Solinger’s Arts-All-Around blog:


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NECAP teaching artist conference–register now!

August 30th, 2010
NECAP (New England Consortium of Artist Educator Professionals) announces their annual teaching artist conference “Play is the Thing: The Serious Work of Play” to be held Thursday, September 23rd in Brattleboro, VT.  The conference features MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Michael Moschen; Sara Boettrich, Museum Educator, Strong National Museum of Play; and workshops with outstanding artist-educators from across New England. Take advantage of the early-bird registration of $40 before September 7. Visit the NECAP website for more information and to register: http://www.artisteducators.org
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American Glass Guild, Call For Papers

August 30th, 2010


About Us

2009 Conference

2010 Conference

Past Conferences

Whitney Scholarship


Contact Us


6th annual American Glass Guild Conference
Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, North Carolina, 
July 22-24, 2011

Asheville related websites

Call for Proposals/Papers
deadline: October 1, 2010

The American Glass Guild’s Board of Directors is seeking proposals for lectures and panels from artists, craftspeople, studios, conservators and historians for the group’s sixth annual meeting to be held July 22-24, 2011, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Before and after the conference there will be workshops and stained glass tours.  The conference will present papers on the many different aspects those working in the field are faced with, including: new design, technique, conservation, history of the medium and its practitioners, related materials, and business practices. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 1st, 2010.   Proposed presentations should be 20 or 40 minutes in length with additional time for questions. We are also interested in proposals for workshops for the day before the meeting. Please consider sharing your work, insights, and interesting projects with your colleagues!

Submit abstracts via email to info@americanglassguild.org, attention Asheville Program Chair, by October 1st, 2010. They should include a title and be no longer than 300 words. Authors should include a bio and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, fax, website, and email address) and if a panel is proposed, for the other panel members. The program committee will send notification of acceptance by November 15th, 2010. We will publish a Pre-print of the presentations that will be available at the conference.  

If your proposal is accepted, those giving 40-minute talks receive one free registration for the conference (to be split if there are two presenters) and those giving 20-minute talks receive one free half-registration.  Those organizing and leading panel discussions receive one half-registration.  The panelists receive Conference Pre-prints and T-shirt.  To receive these benefits, presenter(s) must register for the conference. All travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter(s).

The mission of the AGG is to provide an open forum for the exchange of information on stained, leaded and decorative glass and its creation, preservation, restoration, and history. Our intention is to work toward building an environment within the field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise. Our well-received conferences include presentations, round-table discussions, and demonstrations by notable national and international experts. 

Questions or comments should be emailed to the attention of Asheville Program Chair at info@americanglassguild.org. We also welcome suggestions for topics on which you would like to hear presentations. Please feel free to distribute this announcement to any interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in Asheville!

    © American Glass Guild

Email: info@americanglassguild.org (Please include AGG in the subject line.)
Fax: 908-722-6528 Mail: 10 County Line Road, Suite 24, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Webmaster: Webmaster@americanglassguild.org

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The Art Deadlines List

August 30th, 2010

The Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about

opportunities for artists and art students, of all ages and

skill levels.

If you have any or all of the following

call for entries/art

art contests/competitions

call for proposals/projects/papers

art-related job or internship

art scholarship/grant/fellowship

arts & crafts festivals/fairs

film/video festival

artist residencies

auditions/tryouts/casting calls

All disciplines, including




writing (poetry, essays, books)

music (singing, instrumental, solos, bands)


mixed media/collage



Send your announcement here:

Here’s a sample announcement:

CALL FOR SCULPTURE – April 15, 2010

Soliciting on-loan (for sale) sculptures for one year outdoor exhibit,

beginning June 2010 ending May 2011. $500 honorarium. Entry fee.


Fachon Wilson

Public Arts Committee

Sheridan, Wyoming


More announcements can be seen here:

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about 75,000 artists and art organizations over the course of a month.

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Calls For Public Art

August 30th, 2010

Subject: 2 Public Art RFQs from the NC Arts Council: Sept. 7th deadline approaching

The North Carolina Arts Council would like to remind you of the September 7th deadline to apply for our two public art projects. Please help spread the word and consider submitting your qualifications during the next three weeks.



Please help distribute and re-post this announcement of two calls to artists.

The North Carolina Arts Council<

Applicant artists must be U.S. citizens or legal residents aged eighteen years or older. Artists may apply to both RFQs, but they must submit two separate application packages. Please see below for project abstracts and links to full RFQs and additional resources.

http://www.ncarts.org/> seeks to commission artists for two park-sited public art projects, each of which will become a centerpiece of cultural tourism trails celebrating the state’s rich history, creative heritage, and contemporary artistic practices.http://www.ncarts.org/projectspecs




Public Art for North Carolina’s African American Music Trail

All-America City Park, Kinston, North Carolina

BUDGET: $100,000

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:00PM EST

Online RFQ<

The North Carolina Arts Council<

The commissioned artist will design and produce artwork for a proposed three-acre public park in downtown Kinston, NC, near the historic Sugar Hill neighborhood. An important music center of Eastern North Carolina and a hub of the AAMT, Kinston has fostered a deep and diverse African American cultural heritage of musical tradition-bearers and innovators. Among many other notable achievements, the city has been home to five members of James Brown’s classic 1960′s and 1970′s bands, including Maceo and Melvin Parker and Nat Jones.

This is a design team project: the All-America City Park will be designed by landscape architects Kofi Boone and Fernando Magallanes, with whom the selected artist will be expected to collaborate in order to develop an artwork concept which can be integrated into the context of the park design.


Public Art for North Carolina’s Historic Happy Valley Byway

Yadkin River Greenway Trail, Patterson, North Carolina

BUDGET: $60,000

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:00PM EST

Online RFQ<

The North Carolina Arts Council<

Rich in history, folkways, and arts, Happy Valley is the setting of the ballad “Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley,” which recounts the alleged 1867 murder of Laura Foster by local Civil War veteran Thomas Dula. The annual Happy Valley Fiddlers’ Convention celebrates the Valley’s vibrant local music, and Mow Day and Plow Day continue longstanding agricultural traditions. Neighboring town Lenoir boasts the largest collection of public art per capita of any community of similar size in the U.S.

The commissioned artist will design and produce one or more artworks or artful design enhancements incorporating seating features, to be installed along the Yadkin River Greenway Trail, a new public pathway and park that runs along the Yadkin River in Patterson, NC. This public art and design project will be a prominent component of the Historic Happy Valley Byway<


For More Information

Brendan Greaves

Public Art and Community Design Director

North Carolina Arts Council


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Public Art Workshops

August 30th, 2010


NEFA logo
Public Art Discussion Series
September 24, 2010

September 24, 2010
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Lunch will be provided.

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 West Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(Details on parking and public transportation)

COST (includes lunch):
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 at the door
   (check or cash only)

Sign up here!

Lauren Johnston
Public Art Coordinator
617.951.0010 x528

Elizabeth Bouchard
Executive &
 Development Associate
617.951.0010 x516

Accessibility IconIndividuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above.

Learn more about NEFA.

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Join us for a series of gatherings in the Boston area to discuss critical topics in public art. Come hear from field experts and peers, network with artists, and participate in the discussion.

Public Art Commissions: The Finalist Round
The first session will feature Lynn Basa, public artist, faculty member at the Art Institute of Chicago, and author of The Artists Guide to Public Art. Lynn will lead us through a refresher on responding to RFQs and then will dive into the finalist round of a public art commission. Come participate in hands-on exercises with current RFQs, listen to winning finalist presentations from Lynn and Boston area artist Ralph Helmick. All levels of public art experience are welcome!

September 24, 2010 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
$15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door

Other topics in the works may include public art in private development, collaborating with communities, and a mock panel. For the subsequent session dates and times, visit NEFA’s Events Calendar and check your email for future announcements from NEFA.

This series is sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts with support from the Boston Art Commission and generous funding from Anonymous.

New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111

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Sign up for the The RISD Public Engagement Bulletin

August 26th, 2010


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risd | public engagement

26 August 2010
v4. no.1
Visit us at:
Office of Public Engagement
CIT 2nd Flr  | 169 Weybosset St.


We’re Back!!

Welcome to the fourth volume of the RISD | Public Engagement BULLETIN.  The Office again looks forward to providing you with information about publicly engaged art and design, opportunities to do community service, and ways that RISD and Rhode Island communities and groups might collaborate.

If you know people in the community who might enjoy subscribing to this news letter, please forward a copy and encourage them to sign up. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe, please follow the directions at the bottom of the page. If you would like to make a postint to the BULLETIN, please email phocking@risd.edu.

Community Events
NEW URBAN ARTS  Connecting Narratives: A Public Storytelling Night
Sunday, August 29 2010, 5-7pm
743 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Have you thought about being an educator? Are you curious about educational environments outside of the traditional school system? Join us as New Urban Arts’ Institute of Other Significant Pursuits presents “Connecting Narratives.” Seven alumni artist mentors will share stories of reciprocal learning partnerships… [more]

Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good
September 20, 2010, 5-8p.m.
Brown University, Alumni Hall, Main Auditorium
194 Meeting Street, Providence, RI

Are you looking to learn more about the issues you care about and find out how to do more meaningful work? Pursue your passion and explore ways to further your social-impact career through graduate school. [more]

Community Work
New Urban Arts is Seeking Artist Mentors
for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Artist Mentor Applications for 2010-11 are now available! Apply today. Download one or, to have an application mailed to you, please contact Sarah Meyer. Application deadline is September 13.  The Mentor Open House is Wednesday, September 8; 5-7pm. Learn about the artist mentor selection process, get a tour of the art studio, and meet New Urban Arts staff.
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News from Craft Emergency Relief Fund

August 26th, 2010


CERF+ Launches 25th Anniversary On-Line Auction

In honor of the momentous occasion of CERF+’s first quarter century, you are invited to visit our special on-line anniversary auction and admire the 25+ beautiful and diverse pieces donated by many of CERF+’s long time friends. We hope you will actively browse and bid, remembering that your purchases support CERF+’s emergency services to craft artists and emergency preparedness resources for all artists. Other items will be added before the auction closes on September 25, so make sure to visit often and bid generously.

Anthony Beverly, CERF+’s first emergency relief assistance recipient, shared these thoughts as he looked back 25 years to the forming of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund:

“I distinctly remember that a shop fire I had in the early 80′s was one of the things that got CERF+ started. I was asked to speak at a rally/fundraiser that kicked it off in West Springfield. I spoke about my devastating fire and the passing of the hat for me at ACC Baltimore. I said that more than the money it was the love and the vote of confidence that got me through. I felt CERF+ would represent our maturation as a community and I hoped it would survive for a long time as a symbol of our concern and caring, of our commitment to one another. And so it has … ”

Bidding opens Wednesday, August 25, 3:00pm, and closes September 25, 10:00pm. Proceeds from the auction will support the programs and services of CERF+.

Photo: CERF+ 25th Platter by Boris Bally

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September Starts A Season for CERF+!

September marks the beginning of A Season for CERF+ and so far, forty craft related businesses and individual artists have signed up to participate in this fundraiser to support CERF+’s programs and services. Now in its fourteenth year, A Season for CERF+ unites galleries, retailers and artists, nationwide, in a venture as unique as the individuals and businesses involved. Retailers and artists decide when (anytime between September and the end of the year) and what they are going to do.  Some organize silent auctions or raffles while others sponsor parties, workshops, and dearly loved seconds-sales.  Still others decide to simply make a cash donation of at least $100.

Visit the CERF+ website for current listings of participating businesses and individual artists or visit our Google map to find a gallery or event near you. Wondering about joining up? No, it’s not too late. Just contact the CERF+ office and we’ll help you get going and welcome you to an ever growing group of individuals and retailers wanting to make a difference for craft artists in need.

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Tip of the Month: Protect Your A’s (Art, Assets, & Archives) From Moisture

In memory of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we thought it would be appropriate to focus this month’s preparedness tip on protecting valuables such as artwork from moisture. Following are some fairly simple steps you can take to Cover Your A’s (art, assets, and archives):

  • Avoid basement storage of art and valuables;
  • Protect artwork from moisture from above and below. Raise valuables above floor level, and if a storm or flood is imminent , consider moving them to a higher floor if possible. Protect from above and below with heavy plastic or tarps;
  • Keep gutters and drains unclogged;
  • Check plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems periodically and fix leaks;
  • Know that neither business insurance nor homeowners’ insurance covers damage from “rising water.” You do not have to live in a flood zone to purchase flood insurance.More information

A listing of disaster planning resources is available at the Studio Protector web site.

A disaster-prepping checklist

Other “Tips of the Month” are available at the Studio Protector website. You may reproduce these tips in newsletters, blogs, email blasts, and social networking sites. Please credit CERF+ and provide a link back to www.studioprotector.org.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601

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2010 Northeast Competition – Call for Entries

August 25th, 2010

Deadline: 8.31.10 (Midnight EST)

Juror: Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum, New York, NY.

New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 176 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.

Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.

Now accepting entries from: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Feb/March 2011 edition of New American Paintings.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

To Enter, visit:

http://www.newamericanpaintings.netFor more details, visit:


Questions? Call 617.778.5265


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“Taste This” Portsmouth Arts Guild call for submissions

August 25th, 2010

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submissions of artwork for its “Taste This” show on September 20th and 21st. Artists should interpret the theme, Taste This, in any manner they choose.

“Taste This” – Open Juried Show, All Media

Juror: James Kubiatowicz, painter, Providence, RI

Opening Reception: Friday, September 24, 6-8pm

Drop off dates: Monday, September 20, 3-6pm & Tuesday, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm

End of Show pick up dates: Monday, Oct. 25, 3-6pm & Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Entry fee: $20 First entry, $10 Second entry, $5 Third entry (non-members)

                 $15 First entry, $5 for each additional entry (Arts Guild Members)

Maximum – 3 Entries

Cash prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners

All media accepted. Works must be recent; submitted works must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Guild. Art must be framed, wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers allowed. There will be a commission of 25% on all sales.

Artwork should be dropped off at The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts located at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI next to St. Paul’s Church. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information visit our website at www.PortsmouthArtsGuild.org or email: info@portsmouthartsguild.org.

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Buy Art Pin – Call for Submissions

August 25th, 2010

Call For Art – Submissions Due September 10th

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism is seeking submissions from Providence artists (residence or studio based in Providence to qualify).  Artists working in all visual mediums are encouraged to apply.  Four artists will be chosen by a jury to have their winning work placed on the 2010 BUY ART buttons and will receive a $500 stipend.


  • All submissions must be in JPEG format (300dpi) and contain no text
  • Artist must live or have a studio in Providence
  • Artist must provide contact information (name, address, email, phone#) with submission
  • Only 1 submission per artist
  • Please think about how your image will look cropped and in the 1 1/2″ “I BUY ART” pin format when deciding what visual to submit
  • No need to crop in advance – just submit the artwork JPEG as is
  • Please email all submissions to mchristofaro@providenceri.com
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