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Openly Disruptive Call For Entries:

June 10th, 2011

We’re on a mission to explore space with our own music-making satellite. One lucky person will be able to see their expression of the concept come to life as a mission patch, logo, and more. All you have to do is come up with a round design that reproduces well at 3″ diameter. Our satellite will collect light, temperature, and radio signals at 190 miles over Earth and turn them into sounds for artists and musicians and the general public to turn into art that we’ll all be able to use to understand space. Submit your design by 5pm Friday June 10th to dan@openlydisruptive.org to enter your design. In addition to being used for the project, the winning design will also get credit toward an event at Sci Fi Lounge!

Sampling Space – Progress Report
With a team of committed volunteers and a shoestring budget, we’re sending a satellite the size of a large coffee cup into orbit to gather data and send it back to us as audio samples. On a website, people will be able to arrange the space samples into their own songs to share with friends around the world. Come see us at the Sci Fi Lounge on Saturday June 11th (see above) or next Saturday June 18th at the Resource Fair at the St. Louis Art Project to learn more. As we start to find musicians, artists, teachers and others to use our data to help people explore space, we’re also moving forward on the hardware, sensors, controller and communication systems that will go into orbit. Arch Reactor, our local hackerspace, has volunteered to take the lead on this and is busy researching, brainstorming, and helping define it all. Contact them if you’d like to help design and build an actual satellite!

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Call for Native American Artists:

June 8th, 2011

Both TSETSE Gallery RI and TSETSE Gallery CT, in collaboration with the NENACW Planning Committee, are inviting artists to participate in exhibitions celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Native Americans in New England with the theme of:


A Native American based cultural art exhibition based around the 5 human senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. The goal is to present Native American culture, traditions and history through traditional and non-traditional art forms to both educate and inform patrons about the historic and contemporary Native American culture of New England.

Sight – May include regalia, paintings, Native dance styles, bead-work, crafts, etc…

Smell – May include various herbs, traditional Native medicines, etc…

Touch – May include furs, feathers, shells, etc…

Taste – May include traditional Native dishes (Ex – Johnny Cakes, Succotash, Fry Bread, Buffalo stew, etc…) and medicines

Hearing – May include traditional Native drumming, singing, storytelling, etc…

To be included in either or both exhibitions please contact:
Gallery Curator Raymond Two Hawks, NENACW Planning Committee Member, at (401) 338-7606 or email wauchaunat@gmail.com

For general Gallery information contact either Gallery at:
TSETSE Gallery CT in New London at 860.447.2447 or email at mgr@tsetsegallery.org
TSETSE Gallery RI in Providence at 401-453-3337 or email tsetse@tsetsegallery.org

TSETSE Gallery CT exhibition is open and free to the public from July 15 through August 13, 2011, with a Gala Reception to be held August 5, 2011, during New London Arts Night from 5PM to 8PM.
Deadline for artwork submission is July 13, 2011 or by special arrangement.

TSETSE Gallery RI exhibition is open and free to the public from September 17 through October 21, 2011, with a Gala Reception on September 17, 2011. Deadline for artwork submission is Saturday, September 3, 2011. Submitting Artists should designate which specific category of sense their artwork coincides with.

In addition a special closing ceremony will be held on October 22, 2011 at TSETSE Gallery RI. This special reception will feature an array of home cooked Native American appetizers and traditional Native American Dance.

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June 8th, 2011

Rent my STUDIO
August 15-Jan 15 (but dates are flexible)

Bright and spacious. Nice artist community
530 Square feet. $450/mo.
Lorraine Mills
560 Mineral Spring Ave.

Contact Lucy Stevens at blstevens@cox.net.

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Expansion Arts – Position Announcement

June 6th, 2011

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) in conjunction with the The Rhode Island Foundation, & Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is accepting applications for an Administrative Fellow.

Expansion Arts – Position Announcement

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) in conjunction with the The Rhode Island Foundation, & Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is accepting applications for the following position:

TITLE: Administrative Fellow, Expansion Arts

HOURS: Part-time – between 25-30 hours/week; 3-year commitment; $30,000 annual stipend for each of three years; Appointment to begin in August 2011

The Administrative Fellow provides critical project management and administrative support for capacity-building grant program. The Expansion Arts Program provides funding, strategic consulting, and administrative support to small and emerging arts & humanities organizations that serve ethnically-specific communities in Rhode Island. It is jointly managed by three major statewide funding agencies: The Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

The ideal candidate will be highly-motivated self-starter with a demonstrated commitment to cultural literacy and community-based arts and humanities. The Administrative Fellow will work closely with the agencies that jointly manage the program. In addition, The Fellow’s time will be divided among the four emerging, community-based cultural organizations that are participating in the program.

The position will begin in summer of 2011.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with external consultant to assess needs of each Expansion Arts grantee and develop work plans based on individual goals and resources;
  • Develop and manage detailed implementation plans for each organization;
  • Attend and support quarterly training workshops facilitated by The Rhode Island Foundation;
  • Organize regular peer cohort meetings with representatives from each of the Expansion Arts groups to foster shared learning, networking among the groups, and set group benchmarks;
  • Organize regular conference calls among The Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to report on progress;
  • Provide high quality administrative support for all aspects of the implementation plans for each organization.

Beyond these responsibilities, it is hoped that the Administrative Fellow will recognize the growth potential for these organizations as well as for the Expansion Arts Program. A big vision and a willingness to pursue opportunities to move the program forward will be welcome.


We are looking for:

  • Demonstrated commitment to community-based arts and humanities work;
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural literacy (e.g., has experience working with communities of color, is bilingual, etc.)
  • Excellent customer service orientation and strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to create and maintain effective organizing and time-management systems and to manage multiple priorities;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to carry out projects independently and to completion;
  • Collegial spirit;
  • Intellectual curiosity.

Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in an arts or humanities discipline) expected.

We also hope for:

  • Experience working in public arts & humanities (cultural organizations);
  • Experience with social media.

Please include cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references, and send by email only to: Mary-Kim Arnold (mkimarnold@rihumanities.org)

  • Please include: Administrative Fellow in subject of message.
  • NO PHONE CALLS, please.
  • Applications will be accepted immediately.
  • DEADLINE to apply is FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011.

The fellow will serve as an independent contractor and as such the position provides no benefits; The Fellow is advised to consult with their accountant to determine tax liabilies.

This job description is intended to be general and will evolve over time. The description is subject to periodic updating.

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Deadline Today! City of Providence Call to Artists

June 6th, 2011

A Call to Artists: City of Providence, National Grid Team Up on Public Art Project to Encourage Energy Efficiency and Recycling

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and National Grid are proud to announce a Call to Artists, inviting diverse Providence and Rhode Island artists and art associations from to submit their concepts for the Fine Art of Recycling campaign.

This campaign will unite a passion for energy efficiency with the city’s longstanding support of creativity and artistic excellence.

In June, the top 10 artists/art associations will begin to put their creative imprints on ten refrigerators that will be placed throughout Downtown Providence for the summer months of 2011. National Grid has developed this “cool idea” to raise awareness of energy efficiency and recycling and to support local culture and the arts.

National Grid has partnered with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Responsible Appliance Disposal Program (RAD) to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases through the collection and proper disposal of refrigerated appliances.

Mayor Angel Taveras has pledged to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by signing the Climate Protection Agreement first endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2005, which urges federal and state governments to enact policies that will meet or beat the target of reducing global warming pollution levels to 7 below 1990 levels by 2012.

“This project is a great way to call attention to energy inefficiency and highlight the work of our incredible creative community,” said Mayor Taveras. “We are very pleased to be working with National Grid on this important and timely issue.”

Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs to this competition. Selected artists will be paid a $750 stipend. National Grid and the City will be responsible for installing the works.

The request for proposals can be accessed here.

The deadline for proposals is June 6, 2011.


National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.

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Film Preservation Grant

June 6th, 2011

National Film Preservation Foundation Invites Applications for Basic Preservation Grants


The National Film Preservation Foundation is inviting applications for the summer round of its Basic Preservation Grants. These grants are awarded to nonprofit and public institutions conducting laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film materials.

Grants are available to public and 501(c)(3) nonprofit institutions in the U.S. that provide public access to their collections, including those that are part of federal, state, or local government. The grants target orphan films made in the U.S. or by American citizens abroad and not protected by commercial interests. Materials originally created for television or video are not eligible, including works produced with funds from broadcast or cable television entities.

Grant funds must be used to pay for new laboratory work involving the creation of new film preservation elements (which may include sound tracks) and two new public access copies, one of which must be a film print. The grant does not fund HD transfers.

Awards generally range from $1,000 to $15,000 in cash and/or laboratory services.

Visit the National Film Preservation Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Link to Complete RFP

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Photographing Artwork-July 23 & 30 12-4pm

June 3rd, 2011

Photographing Artwork-July 23 & 30 12-4pm


Instructor: Aaron Mclaughlin

Learn how to use studio grade lighting to take professional quality digital images of artwork for your website, portfolio or resume.
In two weeks, students will build upon basic studio lighting concepts and understand how to use lighting to accentuate the best features of their work and leave class with up to 5 high quality digital images of theirs (or someone elses) artwork.
Students interested in taking detail shots of three dimensional objects will have the opportunity to use our four point light system copy stand.
Students will also learn how to “package” their images onto a CD or USB flash drive.
Students should bring their own digital SLR or film camera to class.


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Northglenn Colorado: Skate Park Art Project

June 2nd, 2011
Northglenn Colorado: Skate Park Art Project
11801 Community Center Dr
Northglenn, CO 80233




Images – Minimum: 3 View Site Details

Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF) invites proposals from artists (individual or teams) to design, fabricate, and install artwork for the new Don Animas Memorial Skate Park in E. B Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn to be built in summer 2011. Designed by nationally-known skate park designers, Team Pain, the Skate Park will include approximately 15,000 square-foot of concrete surface with skating bowls and numerous other skating features. The specific area to be designed is the “clamshell” portion of the new skate park. Artists may propose artwork in any medium that is sufficiently durable, safe and appropriate for this high-use, high-visibility outdoor location.

$5,000 will be awarded to the selected artist for his/her design.

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NEFA Public Art Workshop Friday, 6/3:

June 2nd, 2011

The NE Foundation on the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism are sponsoring a free public art workshop, “Navigating Legal Issues” with Jim Grace on
06.03.11 in Manchester, CT.

The workshop will cover contracts, copyrights, and negotiations. There are all sorts of legal issues that public artists encounter on a regular basis, and Jim Grace (executive director of the Arts & Business Council, Greater Boston and former executive director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts) has just the tools to help you navigate this tricky terrain. Join us as we walk through the public art commissioning process together and learn how to better understand the legal paperwork and ramifications every step of the way.

June 3, 2011 | 9:30AM-3:00PM (lunch will be provided)
Manchester Community College | Manchester, CT
CONTACT: Mary Tinti | Public Art Fellow | 617.951.0010 x243

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above.

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Vince Droser Tribute at Peabody Square/Dorchester Public Art RFQ

May 31st, 2011

FINAL NOTICE – DEADLINE ON Friday, June 10, 2011 (materials received)

Eligibility: This project is open to artists residing in New England.

Project Summary: Trinity Financial invites artists to forward qualifications for a sculptural tribute to Vince A. Droser to be permanently installed in Peabody Square, Dorchester. The work to be commissioned is envisioned to be an “art installation with a surprise”. The committee would like to honor Vince’s spirit by allowing the project to also function as a location for annual community/ culinary celebrations. The Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is facilitating the project.

Budget: $150,000-200,000

Contact: Ricardo Barreto, Director, UrbanArts

ricardo.barreto@massart.edu or 617.879.7970

RFQ URL: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Urban_Arts_Institute/Opportunities.html

Christina Lanzl

Urban Arts Institute

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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May 31st, 2011
Title: PAD Workshop – Legal Tools of the Trade
Event Type: Class / Workshop
Start Time: Monday June 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT
End Time: Monday June 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM EDT
Location: Dept of Administration Building
One Capitol Hill
2nd Floor
Conference Room A
Providence, RI 02908
View on map
Contact: Cristina DiChiera
RI State Council on the Arts
Description: Amy Rice Esq. will provide a basic overview of the range of legal protections available to artists and creatives. By the end of this workshop those in attendance will have a better understanding of how copyright law is relevant to their arts practice and they will know what resources are available to them for next steps.

To register for this FREE workshop go to this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8aaerxn6&oeidk=a07e3tkl7t3ff10611b

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Spa at the Providence Biltmore Seeks Local Artists

May 31st, 2011

The Spa at the Providence Biltmore is looking to display artwork from talented local artists. The Spa has many spaces to hang artwork on the walls as well as places for sculptures and works created in other mediums.  We have clients from all over the country who walk through our doors, spend time relaxing in our rooms, commonly commenting on our décor.  What artist wouldn’t want the opportunity to display their talent in such a popular venue? 

Because we care about the arts as well as giving talented artists an outlet to share their creativity with our local community and beyond, The Spa is happy to display your work free of charge. If it is agreed upon that your work will be displayed in The Spa, we only ask that you come and hang or arrange it yourself and that you set the price for the item. This will be something that you can organize with us after the decision is made to display your work in our facility.

There will be a contract stating the exact procedure when a client is interested in purchasing your work. The Spa at the Providence Biltmore will serve only as a venue to display your talent and will not receive any portion of any profit made when you sell your work. The Spa at the Providence Biltmore will not be involved in any monetary transactions. Any interested parties will directly contact you (via a method you have approved) when interested in purchasing your work. These details will be laid out further upon meeting in person with the Spa Director.

Please visit the photo album on The Spa’s Facebook page.  There you can find pictures of our multi-level, many-roomed facility.  Look closely, can you envision one (or more) of your works in that space? We hope so.  Regardless, send us a picture of your work; we may have a perfect place in mind to display it! While a link to your webpage is helpful, we are really looking for those specific pieces you would like to have displayed in a serene, spa-like atmosphere.

 If you’re interested or looking for more information, please contact The Spa’s marketing manager Lauren (spa.louellette@yahoo.com) and attach a picture (jpeg) of your work. This way, we will be able to make sure that your work is something that fits into the carefully designed atmosphere of The Spa at the Providence Biltmore.

Visit Our Website: http://www.providencebiltmore.com/spa.html

Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/spa.providencebiltmore

Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SpaProvBiltmore

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Rhode Island Artist’s Scarves on True Blood

May 31st, 2011

Rhode Island artist Christine Herron, owner of Red Chair Studios: http://redchairstudio.com/index.html will have her handmade scarves featured on True Blood, HBO’s hit television series.

Herron has designed original products for her company Red Chair Studio for over seventeen years. She studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design where she honed her eye for detail and developed her love of color.

From garden products to childrens clothing,
oil painting to textile design, in all of her creative endeavors, it is the uncommon use of color, sensitivity to the materials and love of the natural world that remains central to her work.

Her current line of casually elegant luminous hand dyed silk scarves, hand sewn and beaded pins and unique hand crafted jewelry are casually elegant and easy to wear. You can find Red Chair Studio goods in museum stores, fine craft galleries, gift stores and clothing boutiques in the US and abroad.

Congratulations Chris!

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Classes At the Jamestown Art Center

May 31st, 2011

Summer Classes at the Jamestown Arts Center – where the approach is hands on and experimental and the teachers work as guides to help each student express their creative vision. We’ve got an incredible line up of teachers and creative classes for children, teens and adults, so lets get it stARTed!

JAC Members receive a 10% discount on all classes (membership not required). Not a member?
Sign up here: http://www.jamestownartcenter.org/getinvolved.html

For questions or scholarship inquiries, please E-mail us at jamestownartscenter@gmail.com or call us at 401.662.3839

Please note that all classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of sign ups is not met.
The JAC is located at 18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI


CLAY TIME in our beautiful new ceramics studio!
Come ready to get messy! Students will learn the fundamentals of hand building clay techniques, and will use a variety of methods to create imaginative and functional works of art.

Earth Forms
Ages 5-8
Participants will create functional ceramic pieces, be introduced to and use several methods of creating with clay, explore pattern, and learn about the potter’s process. Each artist will have the opportunity to create a tumbler, mug, bowl, and/or sculpture.

Collage, Clay and Color
Ages 9-12
Delve into art making based on and influenced by artists that use collage, clay, and color as a means of expression. Students will explore different methods and create pieces of pottery and collage that are uniquely interwoven.

July 18 – 22
Ages 5-8, 9:00 – 12:00
Ages 9-12, 1:00 – 4:00
$150 + $10 materials fee
Instructor: Natalie Squillante

Kids will work in a variety of two and three-dimensional mediums, exploring materials and techniques with the guidance of experienced artist/teachers.

JumpstART – Week 1
Campers will start their morning with movement and theatre exercises to get their creativity flowing and end the day working visually in two and three dimensions.
July 25-29
Ages 5 – 8
9:00 – 12:00
Instructors: Haley Barber & TBD

JumpstART – Week 2
Campers will start their morning with movement and theatre exercises to get their creativity flowing and end the day working visually in two and three dimensions.
Projects will vary from week one for returning campers.
August 1- 5
Ages 5-8
9:00 – 12:00
Instructors: Haley Barber & TBD

Islands of the Imagination
Create your own imaginary island! In this mixed media camp students will use recycled and found objects and a variety of art materials to create a unique habitat. Plan an eco-system and design shelters and masks for the local tribes.
July 25 – 29
Ages 9-12
1:00 – 4:00
Instructors: Hadley Johnstone & Haley Barber

Entering the Third Dimension!
Students will explore building 3 dimensional shelters, objects and portraits using found and recycled materials, clay, wood and papier-mâché. We will look to artists like Claus Oldenberg and Tom Deininger for inspiration.
Instructors: Hadley Johnstone & Haley Barber
August 1- 5
Ages 9-12
1:00 – 4:00

All Half-day art camps: $150 per week

Nature Works
A dynamic, visual and performing arts experience with a nature theme. Kids will build the sets, design the costumes, act or direct and put on a Friday performance for parents and friends. There’s plenty to do both behind the scenes and on center stage!
August 8 – 12
Ages 6-12
9:00 – 3:00
Instructors: Natalie Squillante, Casey Weibust & Haley Barber


Clay Club
Learn, experiment and create with clay. All levels are welcome.
Ages: 8+
This class meets 4 times: July 23 & 30 and Aug. 6 & 13
10:00 – 12:00
$80 + $10 materials fee
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Intro to Printmaking techniques
Explore and experiment! Techniques include drypoint, monoprint/ monotype, chine-colle, collagraph and woodcut/linoleum carving. Each class will be devoted to a specific technique & students will have the chance to combine techniques to make a collaborative piece.
Ages 8 – 18
This class meets 4 times: July 23 & 30 and Aug. 6 & 13
10:00 – 12:00
$85 + $15 materials fee – 4 Sessions
Instructor: Casey Weibust


INTRO TO CLAY: A workshop for teens
Students will learn hand building, wheel and glazing techniques in a fun and creative environment.
Teens 13+
Wednesdays July 20 – Aug. 10 (4 sessions)
6:30 – 8:30
$100 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Seth Rainville

Participants will learn a combination of hand building and wheel throwing to create functional and aesthetically pleasing pieces. The purpose of this class is to focus on the usefulness of pottery utilizing basic technique. Students will be able to walk away from this class feeling accomplished and have something great to show for their hard work!
Teens 13+
July 25-29
Aug. 8-12
$150 + $20 materials fee
Instructor: Gray Twombly

This class will help participants develop their skills to make accurate drawings based on observation. Sessions will focus on objects, still life arrangements, interior spaces, landscape, portraiture, and the human figure. Various drawing medium will be explored: pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, etc.
Teens 13+
Tuesdays July 5 – Aug. 23
6:30 – 8:30 (8 sessions)
Instructor: John Kotula

Students will explore Jamestown on foot with their eyes as their guide as they compose shots with an awareness of light, angle and point of view. During the second session students will view their photos and learn the language of talking about photographs. Students will use their own digital cameras and should be familiar with their operation; and be able to send photographs from their computers by email.
Teens ages 13 + Adults
Monday Aug. 15 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday Aug. 17 9:00 – 12:00
Instructor: Ross Harris

Explore and experiment! Techniques include drypoint, monoprint/ monotype, chine-colle, collagraph and woodcut/linoleum carving. Each class will be devoted to a specific technique & students will have the chance to combine techniques to make a collaborative piece.
Ages 8 – 18
This class meets 4 times: July 23 & 30, Aug. 6 & 13
10:00 – 12:00
$85 + $15 materials fee
Instructor: Casey Weibust

In this beginner’s class, students will learn basic hand building, wheel throwing and glazing techniques. Working with professional ceramic artist, Charlie Barmonde,
participants will explore the nature of clay and its expressive possibilities.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30
July 26 – August 18
8 sessions
$200+ $35 materials fee
Instructor: Charlie Barmonde

Figure drawing is the cornerstone of artistic training, so come draw in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere! Open to all levels – no instruction provided just feedback from other participants if desired.
Adults 18+
July 11 – August 29
$15 per session – bring your own drawing materials, we’ll provide easels and a model.

Students will join teacher Ross Harris for an adventure in marine photography during this two-day workshop. We’ll hop on the Jamestown Ferry for a quick trip to Newport to explore the marinas and harbor area on day one and on day two students will gather at the JAC to view and critique their photographs. Students will use their own digital cameras and should be familiar with their operation; and be able to send photographs from their computers by email.

Tuesday Aug. 16 9:30 – 3:00

Meet 9:30 at East Ferry Docks for introduction – 10:30 ferry to
Newport/Depart Waites Wharf, Newport 2:05 Arrive Jamestown 2:55

Thursday Aug. 18 9:30 – 12:30 at JAC for viewing session
$95 + Ferry fee ($18 adult/$15 senior – round trip)
Instructor: Ross Harris

Students will explore Jamestown on foot with their eyes as their guide as they compose shots with an awareness of light, angle and point of view. During the second session students will view their photos and learn the language of talking about photographs. Students will use their own digital cameras and should be familiar with their operation; and be able to send photographs from their computers by email.
Teens ages 13 + Adults
Monday Aug. 15 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday Aug. 17 9:00 – 12:00
Instructor: Ross Harris

Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street
Jamestown, RI 02830

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Jamestown Art Center Seeks Part-Time Intern

May 27th, 2011

The Jamestown Arts Center has an opening for a part-time intern. This position supports the Executive Director with a focus on PR, communications and administrative work.

This position will assist with the production of Web site, Constant Contact and Facebook communications, newspaper ads, invites, postcards, templates and creative design projects. Administrative tasks will include tracking membership and other data using Excel.

We are looking for an intern who is organized and innovative, works independently, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working with social media, design programs such as Photoshop or InDesign and Excel is required. A good sense of humor is essential!

Interns will have the opportunity to learn and experience in a creative and fun atmosphere and gain valuable skills in design, organization, PR and non-profit administration.

The Jamestown Arts Center is an emerging non-profit organization in Jamestown RI, that will open its doors for its first season of creative programming in July. For more information, please see our web site www.jamestownartcenter.org

Please send a cover note and resume to Lisa: jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

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Legislative Alert

May 26th, 2011

House Panel Votes to Eliminate Arts Ed; Prospects Uncertain

May 26, 2011
From: Thomas L. Birch, Legislative Counsel
Vol. 18:11

On Wednesday, May 25, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, with authorizing jurisdiction over the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed on a strict party-line vote a bill to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education’s Arts in Education program, which provides support for competitive grants to promote innovations in arts education.

The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act (H.R. 1891), introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, would eliminate some 40 education programs identified as “inefficient and unnecessary.”

An amendment to the bill, offered by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), aimed to restore funding authorization for the arts education program and a handful of others such as language education, teaching of “traditional American history” and economic education. It failed to pass, on a party-line vote as well.

There is no word on when the bill might go to the House floor for a vote, or what its prospects might be in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Much of the legislative activity this year on Capitol Hill has revolved around legislation passed by the Republican majority in the House and rejected—or ignored—by the Democratic majority in the Senate.

The bill sponsored by Hunter was presented as the committee’s debut effort in reform of ESEA. In fact, the measure has little to do with reform, failing to address concerns raised by Republicans as well as Democrats since the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act. The serious consideration of reforming federal education policy remains in the future.

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RISD Seeks Assistant Project Manager

May 25th, 2011

 Job open until filled
Full Time

Job Description
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country’s preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking an Assistant Project Manager to join the Facilities Construction Planning Department.

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Director of Capital Project Management and /or the Facilities Management Team, this entry level Assistant Project Management position helps to develop project specifications, scopes and budgets for new construction, renovation, maintenance, contract service and energy savings projects for review and approval by the Director. Coordinate project reviews with multiple contractors, obtains bids, and issues purchase orders. Help to protect the College against defects and deficiencies in the work provided by the contractor by being present on the field site to monitor, track, and audit the various construction phases (start, middle, end, and post completion) of the project and by escalating issues to the director and/or facilities management team. Provide a high level of customer service to the client.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction, or architecture preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience as a project manager, superintendent and/or owner’s representative for general construction or facility management. Experience with CAD and the ability to work with CAD to modify and maintain drawings. Excellent interpersonal communication skills required. Experience and knowledge of computers and project scheduling, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or attainment of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification within one year required. Please note: This is a one-year term position.

How to Apply
For additional information and to APPLY ONLINE, please visit our website at http://www.risd.edu/jobs.

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Help Wanted At Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT

May 25th, 2011

Assistant to the Director


Assist the director by providing administrative support. Coordinate and arrange all logistics; prepare board materials, transcribe and distribute minutes, monitor tasks and adherence to bylaws and policies; coordinate work performed in conjunction with all areas of the organization; communicate with staff, donors, members of the community, artists, and performers.


Candidates must have executive-level support; non-profit experience a plus. Skills required include ability to prioritize and manage time; excellent command of grammar and writing; confident and articulate phone manner; self-direction, good judgment, and careful attention to work; strong organization skills, ability to work well under deadlines, and a proficiency with Microsoft Office. Interest in art and culture desired. Sense of humor a must.

How to Apply

Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line to the attention of Tora Buttaro at info@realartways.org, or mail to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.

Communications Coordinator


Develop and implement communications for all aspects of the organization. Key responsibilities include:
-Managing the organization’s digital media, including the Real Art Ways website, a weekly email newsletter, and social networking accounts.
-Writing and producing a print calendar and member newsletter.
-Creating promotional materials.
-Maintaining and utilizing archives of media coverage and programming.
-Developing relationships with media personnel.
-Writing and distributing press releases and public service announcements.
-Developing and maintaining relations with key community members.
-Maintaining contact databases.
-Generating and implementing creative marketing and outreach strategies.


Qualified candidates must have:
-At least 3 years professional experience in marketing, communications, and/or media production (video, journalism, design, etc.).
-Strong writing ability and the ability to write well, quickly.
-Familiarity with the Mac operating system; understanding of HTML and CSS; proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe graphic design software (Photoshop, InDesign), knowledge of Illustrator; ease with Microsoft Office Suite and FileMaker.
-A skillful and confident phone manner and an organized and detail-oriented work style.
-Some media creation experience. For example: video/audio editing, graphic design, website design, and/or photography.
-An existing presence on and familiarity with some social networking sites, especially Facebook and Twitter.
-Interest in contemporary art and expression and care for community.

How to Apply

Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line to info@realartways.org, or mail to: Communications Coordinator, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls please.

Membership Coordinator
Part-time (approximately 15-20 hours/week)


Acknowledges donations and works with other staff members on member/donor solicitation campaigns. Organizes periodic events for members. Reports to and coordinates with Development Manager to identify and research potential donors, and update members’ contact information and interests in database. Writes and coordinates member newsletter. Develops and maintains communication with members and trustees.

Responsible for all aspects of membership, including:
-solicitation mailings
-gift tracking
-acknowledgement letters & membership cards
-mailings to new members
-gift memberships


Qualified candidates must have 3+ years of professional experience, be well organized, and pay close attention to details. Ease with technology, facility with database systems (Filemaker experience a plus), and proficiency with MS Office desired. This is a position that truly suits people who are meticulous and enjoy doing detailed tasks.

How to Apply

Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume with “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line to Meghan Maguire Dahn at info@realartways.org, or mail materials to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.

Project Archivist
Part-time (approximately 20 hours/week, six-month duration)

As a fundamental component of Real Art Ways’ 35th anniversary, we will be producing a multimedia publication with essays, archival images, and video footage. Ultimately, the publication will feature new work (primarily essays on the topics that are fundamental to who we are and where we came from) alongside gems from our past. We will hire a part-time, temporary archivist to assist us with this project.

Real Art Ways is an alternative art center and, as such, does not have the kind of archive that an academic institution or more conventional museum might. Therefore, we are looking for someone who will be up to the challenge of mining our ad hoc archive and finding significant pieces to highlight during the year.


The Project Archivist will work with the director and communications staff to select archival elements from Real Art Ways’ past to highlight in our 35th Anniversary publication, on our website, and in our events throughout the year.

The Project Archivist will be responsible for selecting pieces from Real Art Ways’ archive for conversion to digital media and ensuring that the physical artifacts are well cared for. There will be an opportunity to write posts about pieces of Real Art Ways’ past, which could be incorporated into our website, into panel discussions to take place during the 35th year, and in the publication itself.


Due to funding stipulation, applicants must be residents of Hartford. We will consider applicants who have completed or are working toward an MLS from an ALA accredited library school, or those applicants who have sufficient professional experience working in archives.

Applicants must be proficient with image editing software; have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; possess exceptional organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail. Knowledge of basic preservation standards for archival materials is important.

The applicant’s ability to work independently and collaboratively is vital. Applicants must be able to work quickly and efficiently and have the ability to thrive and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should have an interest in contemporary art and a curiosity to learn more.

How to Apply

Electronic applications preferred. Email a cover letter and resume and “Project Archivist” in the subject line to the attention of Meghan Maguire Dahn at info@realartways.org, or mail materials to her attention at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT 06106. No phone calls, please.

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Applications for Tiverton 4 Corners Arts Festival

May 24th, 2011

Arts & Artisan Festival

Come and join us for this year’s 24th Annual Tiverton Four Corners
Arts & Artisan Festival located at the beautiful Mill Pond area
of Historic Tiverton Four Corners.

Event Date: July 16th, 2011 (rain date July 17th)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

3852 Main Road in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island
(Just south of the lights at the junctions of Routes 77 and 179)
For more information go to http://www.tivertonfourcorners.com/festivals.html

or contact  Jennifer  info@tivertonfourcorners.com


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Summer Classes at the Newport Art Museum

May 24th, 2011


Art Theory and Practice – Exploring Creativity



Digital Art & Design

Digital Photography




Summer Art Camps

Click here for adult clases.

Click here for youth classes and camps. 

If you can’t find the class you want online, please call (401) 848-2787.

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