Sunday, November 1, 2009

Call to Artists

Sitting or reclining, crossed legged or straight legged, sitting down or sitting on a high chair, squatting, being in the HOT SEAT, flying BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS, or being ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. Many phrases describe the act of sitting. How do crafthaus artists interpret this? We would like to show examples of the act of "sitting" and leave this open to interpretation. Our idea is to show actual chairs, benches, couches and other seating objects AS WELL AS artwork that references and plays with the act of sitting or any meaning thereof. Work in ALL MEDIA ENCOURAGED!

All selected work will be part of an online exhibition. The exhibit is open to all members of Craft haus and will be posted for one month. There is no entry fee and includes no monetary awards.

To be eligible, submitted work must be designed and made by the artist. No work made from kits will be considered. We are looking for work that would be at home in an art gallery.

1. Images: You may submit up to 5 pieces for consideration, each piece may be
represented by 1-2 images, a full view and a detail.
Include on each file image: your last name and title of the piece.
Size of image:medium size images work best on Craft haus. Send 300 x 400.jpg

2. On a Word document:
a. List of materials
b. Dimensions in height x width x depth
c. Please include a maximum of 1-2 sentences about each furniture piece.
d. Contact information for us.




NOTIFICATION: 12.30.09 to 1.5.10 via email

EXHIBIT: 1.31.10 to 2.28.10

We look forward to seeing your work!
Thank you,
Glen and Marie Guarino

About the Curators: Glen Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs has a MA in Studio Furniture. He taught on the high school level for 32 years & has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School at William Paterson University since 2001. Glen has been designing & making furniture since 1978. Some of his recent publications are in Fine Woodworking, 500 Tables by Lark & Studio Furniture from Today's leading Woodworkers is a Schiffer book. Glen has also been the subject of several articles & has appeared on TV. He exhibits in galleries & museums.
Marie taught Home Economics in inner city schools & has been helping Glen with his business for a number of years as his art agent...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Call to Artists

23rd Annual State-Wide Juried Exhibition
Opening 11/7 Judge: Beth Venn, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art and Senior Curator of the Department of American Art at the Newark Museum
Open to members and non-members
Awards: $1,000
Receiving-10/30, 7-9 & 10/31, 10-4
Pickup Declines-11/3-11/6, 12-4 & 11/7, 12-4, 6-8
Pickup Accepted-12/1-12/4, 12-4 & 12/5, 12-4, 6-8
Art Alliance Of Monmouth County
33 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

40th Monmouth Festival of the Arts
Deadline for all applications, entry forms & digital submissions: December 8, 2009
Show: April 18 - 21, 2010
Opening Gala: April 17, 2010
Jurying Dates: January 3rd & 10th, 2010
Receiving: April 12. 2010 for complete INFORMATION

Monmouth Museum & MCAC
31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
January 17 through February 21, 2010
This year the Monmouth Museum and the MCAC will co-present the 31st Annual Juried
Art Exhibition in the Museum's Main Gallery from January 17 through February 21, 2010.
Through increased participation, the Museum hopes to continue and expand upon this
excellent presentation of visual art for the benefit of the community.
The Monmouth Museum and the MCAC are pleased to announce a Call for Entries
for the 31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Artwork will be considered in all media, except
film/video. Selected artists will be chosen from digital images submitted on a CD.
The images must represent the artwork which will be exhibited if you are selected.
All artwork must have been produced within the last five years,
and not previously exhibited in past MCAC Juried Exhibitions.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Macy Fundraiser for local Foodbank- looking for artists!

Oct 17th
Ocean County Foodbank fundraiser/ promotion at Macy's, in Toms River Ocean County Mall. They are looking for local artists who would be interested in having a table- you would be allowed to promote yourselves - hand out marketing material , talk about TRACx81, etc. You could have a few samples of your work at the table.
Free. You can not sell, promotion only. Please call or email Helen regarding this wonderful opportunity.
Helen McGovern

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Appel Farm - Oct 10 Girlyman and Po' Girl

Saturday, October 10
Girlyman with special guests Po' Girl
Tickets: $18.00
Three-part vocal blend creates the Girlyman magic!

Girlyman sets expectations upside down with a harmony-driven sound that blends modern acoustic, Americana, and folk-rock into a musical recipe hailed by the Village Voice as "really good, really unexpected, and really different."
Check out Girlyman on YouTube
The music of Po'Girl has been descibed as "down-hearted blues from a jazzy speakeasy collides with poetic urban grit."
Check out Po'Girl on YouTube
Buy tickets now at
or call (800) 394-1211

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pre-Halloween Festivities

Ocean County Historical Society
Provides Glimpse of the Past and the Future

Join our pre-Halloween festivities on October 16th, 6:30 PM, at the OCHS Museum on 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River. Bring your flashlight for a Candlelight Graveyard Tour where you’ll meet some Ocean County residents of the past. Tarot Card Readings will be offered at the Museum. Reservations are required (732-341-1880) for both events. There is no charge for the graveyard tour, but a $20.00 fee for the Tarot Card Readings. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


September 25th
7:00 - 10:00PM
Artist will be present. To find out more about this exhibit go to: click on "Enter Our Site" "Information", "The McKay Gallery"
Exhibit Dates: September 25 - November 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

NJ Blues and Jazz Festival

New Brunswick, Sep 24, 25 & 26

Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers
Thu, September 24, 2009 at 8pm & 10pm
$45 Table Seats, $35 Chairs Info/Audio/Video/Tix >
Blues harmonica phenomenon Rod Piazza and his band bring their fusion of low-down Chicago blues, West Coast swing, and classic rock to the backstage JAZZ club to kick off the State Theatre’s Third Annual Blues and Jazz Festival.

Marcia Ball
Fri, September 25 at 8pm & 10pm
$50 Table Seats, $40 Chairs Info/Audio/Video/Tix >
Come party with singer/pianist Marcia Ball as she raises the roof with her explosive blend of roadhouse boogie woogie, zydeco, East Texas blues, and Southwest Louisiana swamp rock.

Sat, September 26 at 8pm & 10pm
$50 Table Seats, $40 Chairs Info/Audio/Video/Tix >
“One of the most respected and critically-recognized improvisatory bands in the world" (Keyboard Magazine), the Yellowjackets bring their eclectic, electric, Grammy-winning jazz fusion to the backstage JAZZ club.

View the backstage JAZZ club seating chart >

Fri, 7/24 at 10am: On sale to general public

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Art competition!

Cut and paste url below:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Olde Time Antiques and Collectibles Faire

The Ocean County Historical Society will be hosting its 23rd Old Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire on Saturday, September 5, 2009 from 9:00 am to 4pm, rain or shine. The event will be held at the
Ocean County Parking Garage between Hadley and Hooper AvenuesToms River, NJ

The Faire is a popular family event that will include, food, antique appraisals by three appraisers from Kravetz Auctions in Lake Como at $5.00 per item,. Antique Engine Club, National Vintage Chrysler Products Club, antique car clubs, demonstrations of early crafts, and music entertainment.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Calling all Artists!

Urban Legends - The Streets of Manhattan
Posted in: Free Opportunities
Source: ArtDeadline.Com

International Deadline: September 13, 2009 - Culture Inside announces that it's newest competition and exhibition is open. Our October show will be based on artists interpreting the theme 'Urban Legends'.

The images, modern myths and stories, viral morality and horror tales that have come to own the meaning of the term, are part of the defining experience of modern life. Stories of accident and retribution, claims of the experience being close to the source and true ,” this really happened to a friend of a friend of mine” is something we have all shared in conversation or email. Films of fear and horror have capitalized on some of the stories because of how real and close they seem to us.

We take a position that an artist’s perception can be both inside and outside the experience. Works submitted for the exhibition are free to define the term and interpret it in a manner that can vary from playful, to literal, apocryphal, symbolic or literal. Many of these stories come from a delicious decadence that owes more to 19th century masters like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker than to rationalist or realist authors or philosophers of our own day. In any case artists are free to let their imaginations run wild and take the theme wherever it can go.

Our plan is that part of the winning pieces will be placed on signs and displayed publicly on the streets of Manhattan New York starting October. The other pieces will be displayed in Frank Shifreen's studio and artist gallery in Manhattan for the length of the show.

The two-dimensional pieces can be in any artistic media but should be printed on vinyl or painted on canvas. We also plan to film and document each winning piece so that it will have a life on the web as well as the exhibit.


* Deadline for registration and submission is September 13, 2009
* September 21, 2009: Announcement of Winners and public prize winner.
* October, 10 2009: Opening walk - the street show begins (Manhattan / New York, USA)
* November 1, 2009 : It's Halloween & Finissage (Closing day)

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Bayonet Farm Art & Music Festival

The Bayonet Farm Art & Music Festival will take place noon-5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bayonet Farm, 41 Middletown Road, Holmdel (rain or shine).

Artists will sell original artwork and compete in a plein air competition and juried art exhibition judged by Holmdel gallery owner James Yarosh, and Fine Art Connoisseur magazine editor Peter Trippi. There will also be demonstrations of raku, flameworking and water media/mixed media.

Musical performers include the Brookdale Jazz Quartet, Monmouth Civic Chorus, acoustic blues guitarist Elliott Fischer, and rock band Late 4 Lunch. Local artists include the Celadon Youth Ensemble, and the Kimisis Greek Orthodox Youth Association dance troupe. There will also be readings and films by Holmdel High School students, and a puppet show. Food will be provided by the Kimisis Greek Church, Holmdel.

Admission $5, and free for children age 12 and younger. For details, call Janis at 732-946-2820, ext. 1225, or email Joni at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fused Glass Fun at LBI

Fused Glass Pendant
w/ Glass Artist: Yvonne Yaar

Member Fee $35.00
Non-member Fee $45.00

Bring your ideas and design a fused glass pendant. Get to know the tools and processes for cutting and shaping glass. Return to pick up work after kiln firing or arrange shipping. Materials fee payable to instructor: $25

Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9:30am - 12:00pm

Sign up on line:

The Noyes Museum of Art Gala Event


The Noyes Museum of Art is hosting its Annual Gala on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 6 pm. This year's South-American themed event, Noche De Arte, will be an evening filled with art, culture and cuisine. Guests will enjoy live music, Latin-inspired cuisine and signature cocktails amid the museum's galleries and tranquil outdoor backdrop.

Sponsored by the Press of Atlantic City and The Herbert and Lois Rothenburg Charitable Foundation, The Noyes Museum of Art gala will feature live painter, potter and sculptor demonstrations, a cigar garden, piñata style silent auction, Tiffany & Co. raffle, and artist Frank Hyder.

This year's featured gala artist, Frank Hyder, is an internationally recognized artist with more than 75 solo shows and hundreds of group exhibits. He is recognized as the first North American to show his work in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Venezuela. His works involve an intense personal commitment to process and image making. With work displayed throughout the United States and Latin America, Hyder's exhibit, Poems of a Threatened Eden prompts wonder and the need to protect the endangered environment.

The Noyes Museum of Art and Tiffany & Co. present guests with a chance to support a worthy cause and win gifts. Guests are encouraged to purchase pearls at $100. Each pearl is numbered with each recipient receiving a ticket with the corresponding number. All purchased pearls will be strung on a Tiffany Blue® thread, creating a beautiful necklace symbolic of generosity. The pearls are then deposited into a transparent Tiffany box. Ten pearls will be drawn from the box, with seven winners receiving Tiffany Design Director John Loring's book, Tiffany Pearls, and three lucky people winning one of the displayed grand prizes. One hundred percent of all raffle donation will benefit The Noyes Museum of Art.

Tickets to the 2009 Noche De Arte Gala are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Tiffany & Co. raffle tickets are $100 each. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Noyes Museum of Art and its educational programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 609-652-8848 or log on to

Thank You Gala Sponsors


The Noyes Museum of Art was founded in 1983 to collect, preserve and exhibit American fine art, crafts and folk art. An emphasis is on New Jersey artists and folk art forms, reflecting the area's long history, traditions, landscape and culture. For more information call (609) 652-8848 or visit

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

Appel Farm Arts & Music Center- an awesome venue- check it out!

Your whole family will enjoy the Saturday afternoon performances of comedy, music, theatre, puppetry and more.
Spark your child’s imagination with live performances that will delight, entertain and inspire.

Enjoy 3 three shows for one low price
of $18.00 per person!

(800) 394-1211 |

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Good Old Summertime in Ocean County

The Good Old Summertime in Ocean County

You are cordially invited to view our new exhibition, “The Good Old Summertime in Ocean County,” at the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ. The free exhibition is open to the public from
Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

When in Toms River to celebrate the 7th Annual New Jersey State Ice Cream Festival and the Wooden Boat Festival, both on July 18th, why not stop at our lovely museum for a free tour and enjoy a historic perspective of “The Good Old Summertime in Ocean County”? The OCHS Museum is open that Saturday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm.

For additional information, call 732-341-1880 or visit

Thank you

Betsy Dudas, Publicity Chairperson

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

XPoNential Music Festival July 24, 25, & 26

WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival is one of the summer’s premier weekend music festivals and a recognized area tradition. Each year, tens of thousands of fans gather along the Delaware River to celebrate the music they love with performances by over three dozen of today's most talented musicians. Get together with friends and family for three amazing days of great music featuring an incredible lineup including a unique mix of emerging and established artists performing on two stages. And be sure to bring the kids for music on the Kids Corner stage and four acres of fun in the Camden Children’s Garden!
XPoNential Music Festival
July 24, 25 & 26, 2009
Wiggins Park
Camden Waterfront
(215) 898-6677

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monmouth Museum Gala Event

The Monmouth Museum Annual Gala Event
Shenanigans at the Shadow Brook Stable - A Murder Mystery Benefit Evening
Saturday, July 18, 2009, 7:00 until 11:00 pm
You are invited to take part in an evening of murder, mayhem and hilarious high jinks at the former Shadowbrook Stables in Shrewsbury! For tickets call 732-747-2266 or visit:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Asbury Park Jazz Festival

Asbury Park Jazz Festival - Free!
June 27th 2009 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Headliners: Alex Bugnon, Radam Schwartz & Anthony Nelson, plus Gospel.
Come enjoy music, food & craft vendors. A fun time for everyone! For performance schedule visit webite below.
Location: Sunset Park, Sunset Ave. Asbury Park
Tickets: Free

Monday, June 22, 2009

Adult Workshop- Sculptural Ceramics

Adult Workshops: Sculptural Ceramics
Saturday, June 27 10:30a to 12:30p
at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate students and will teach the basic techniques of hand-building: pinch, coil, slab and glazing techniques.
Price: $170 members, $185 non-members
Phone: (609) 586-0616
Age Suitability: None Specified
Tags: pottery, art, ceramics, workshop

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate students and will teach the basic techniques of hand-building: pinch, coil, slab and glazing techniques.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lottery for the Arts!

Lottery for the Arts!
Open Call for Submissions

Roseville Arts
405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117 |

International Deadline: June 12, 2009 - All artists are invited to take part in Roseville Arts' Everybody Wins - Including Artists - Lottery for the Arts!

This new event gives artists the opportunity to contribute to the programs and services presented at the Blue Line Gallery by donating a piece of their work to be won during the 'Lottery for the Arts' event to take place on the evening of September 11, 2009.

Artists whose work is selected for the lottery will receive the following benefits:

Selected pieces will appear on Roseville Arts' website and in a program for ticket holders and gallery visitors. Each piece featured on the website will include:

- Artist statement
- Links to artist website and/or Face Book Page
- Retail value of the piece
Artist will receive 25 Pre-posted invitations to use to personally invite their patrons to participate by purchasing a lottery ticket for the chance to 'win' a piece of their work.
Opportunity to win the $250 People's Choice Award. Visitors during the run of the exhibit, September 1-10, 2009 will vote for their favorite piece.
Pre-Event Reception for Artist + one guest on September 10, 6pm-8pm in the Blue Line Gallery, People's Choice Award will also be announced at that time. Major Roseville Arts donors will also be invited. Receive IRS Letter citing artist's donation to Roseville Arts
Artwork Requirements
Accepted piece must have a minimum retail value of $175, framed and ready for hanging - sculpture not more than 75lbs - freestanding. All pieces of art must fit through the doors with clear entry of 94h x 91w inches. Height limit for all artwork is 108 inches (9 feet).

One entry per artist in a digital file format - Include name, address, phone, email address, title, medium, size of piece, and retail value.

Email digital image to, or send by mail on CD (provide SASE for return of CD) to:

Roseville Arts
Attn: 'Lottery'
405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678

In can also drop off CD at the Blue Line Gallery during regular hours, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10-5pm; Saturdays, 1-8pm.

Important Dates

June 12, 2009: Submission Deadline
June 26, 2009: Notification of acceptance
August 21 & 22, 2009: Receive artwork at the Blue Line Gallery (times TBA
Exhibition: September 1-11, 2009
September 10, 2009: Special Artist Reception & People's Choice Award Announced
Roseville Arts! (formerly the Roseville Arts Center) is an active community resource located in Roseville, California. Established over 40 years ago to promote the arts in its many formats, Roseville Arts supports artists from around the world. As a non-profit organization, Roseville Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund raising events and other donations.

The new Blue Line Gallery of over 5,000 square feet, showcases the works of regional as well as national artists and feature a state-of-the-art gallery complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, demonstrations and poetry readings.

Grant applications...



The Local Arts Grant Program provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State provides the people of the state access to quality arts experiences in their communities, making the arts an integral part of people's lives and their communities.

FUNDING PERIOD: January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

DEADLINE: Friday June 26, 2009 4:00PM or postmarked

For Guidelines & Application click here
Download Fiscal Year 2010 Grant Guidelines and Application. PDF | Doc

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cleveland Public Art

Cleveland Public Art
Phone: (216) 621-5330
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Public Art Seeks Portfolios
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Percent & Public RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
National Deadline: Ongoing - Cleveland Public Art is seeking artist portfolios to be considered for public art projects throughout Cleveland, OH. CPA is a twenty-year old, private, nonprofit organization dedicated the highest quality, site-specific public art and creative urban design. Email contact to learn more

To join CPAs Artist Registry send a digital copy (materials will not be returned) of your portfolio, application (download) and your resume/CV by August 1st to:

Cleveland Public Art
Artist Registry
1951 West 26th Street #101
Cleveland, OH 44113

216/621.5330 phone
216/621.5423 fax

Visual Arts Image Bank

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
(860) 256-2720
Hartford, Connecticut
CCT Visual Arts Image Bank
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Public Art RFP's

National Deadline: Ongoing - The CCT Visual Arts Image Bank is a collection of digital images of artwork by contemporary visual artists and craftspeople. The Image Bank is made up of two components, the Art in Public Spaces Bank and the Connecticut Artist Image Bank. While the Connecticut Artist Image Bank is only open to Connecticut residents, the Art in Public Spaces Bank is open to anyone. Artists' images are on file along with background information, resumes, reviews, press articles, and price lists. Connecticut artists registered in the Image Bank are eligible for inclusion in the Connecticut Artists Collection. All artists may also be considered for purchases or commissions through the Art in Public Spaces program.

The Image Bank serves as a free resource that provides an opportunity for artwork to be viewed by design professionals, curators, collectors, Art in Public Spaces juries or anyone seeking to commission, exhibit or purchase artwork. It is located at the Commission on Culture & Tourism's office in Hartford and is available by appointment weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility & Registration
Artists who wish to register in the Image Bank should complete the registration form (download) accompanied by a CD or DVD of their work. Specific instructions about submitting imagery is included on the Registration Form. Artists who are presently registered in the Image Bank and have not updated their images in the last 12 months are reminded to do so.

The CCT Visual Arts Image Bank Registration Form (Adobe Reader Enabled PDF) is provided here and can be downloaded, viewed, filled out, saved and printed. Please see our How to Use CCT Reader Enabled Forms for instructions. If your browser does not directly display PDF files, you must download the most recent version of Adobe Reader by visiting Adobe's website. Contact us for a printed version.

Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism - Arts Division
One Constitution Plaza, Second Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

Tamara Dimitri, 860-256-2720
Rebecca Parker, 860-256-2736

Curator Wanted for 6th Arts Annual

Sponsor: HCOCHA
Origin: Jersey City, New Jersey
Additional News: Show All Items Provided by HCOCHA
Announcement Information
Title: Curator Wanted for 6th Arts Annual
Deadline: June 8, 2009
Type: Jobs
Category: Curatorial
Regional Deadline: June 8, 2009 - The Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development (HCOCHA/TD) is looking for proposals/resumes from experienced curators for its upcoming 6th Arts Annual. This is a paid guest curatorial opportunity. In the past the Arts Annual has been limited to New Jersey artists. However this year�s Arts Annual will also be open to artists from the surrounding metropolitan area.

The Arts Annual exhibit is scheduled for September 29, 2009 � November 6, 2009 in the Brennan Gallery in the rotunda of the Justice William Brennan Court House, 583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City NJ. The Brennan Gallery, established in 2003, is a public gallery that hosts 12+ group exhibits each year. The gallery is open daily Monday � Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the Arts Annual the gallery is also open during the weekend of the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, October 3rd and 4th from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Past curators/jurors have included Jeffrey Wechsler from the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum; Ann Aptaker, Curator of Exhibitions for the Morris Museum; and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator for the Jersey City Museum among others.

Responsibilities of the curator include: theme for show, outreach, selection of artwork, installation and de-installation of all artwork, and as a gallery host during the Jersey City Studio Tour hours.

HCOCHA/TD will provide all publicity, promotional materials, press releases, receiving of work, and the opening reception.

Proposals and resumes need to be received by June 8th and can be emailed to Eileen Gaughan at and Meredith Lippman at

Curators interested in this opportunity are invited to visit the Court House prior to submitting their proposals and resumes. Please contact HCOCHA 201-459-2070. Interviews will be scheduled for June 12 & 15.

For more information regarding the Brennan Gallery and exhibitions please email Meredith Lippman or Eileen Gaughan or call the HCOCHA/TD office: 1-800-542-7894

The Hudson County Arts Annual is funded by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Arts Guild of Rahway, Call to Artists

The Arts Guild of Rahway
Phone: (732) 381-7511
Origin: Rahway, New Jersey
Additional News: Show All Items Provided by The Arts Guild of Rahway
Announcement Information
Title: Tectonic
Deadline: June 19, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee
Juror(s): Evonne M. Davis
Regional Deadline: June 19, 2009 - Arts Guild of Rahway announces and open call for the exhibition titled 'Tectonic' Curated by Evonne M. Davis, Sept. 11 � Oct. 10, 2009.

Artists working in any and all media are invited to submit existing work, or propose new work, in response to the following:

How do we create and recreate ourselves around our spaces and environments? Does the shape of our internal lives reflect the shape of the structures that surround us? How does the health of the environment affect the emotional and spiritual health of our communities? Has the wealth of technological advancements of the last 50 years changed how we organically process thought and emotion?

tectonic tekˈtanik

adjective: 1) Geology of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust and the large-scale processes that take place within it. 2) of or relating to building or construction.

How to Submit:
To apply please send the following material:

- Up to 10 images.
- Image list with titles, dimensions, media, year and price.
- An artist statement.
- Resume/CV

Please make sure your name is on all of your material, including CD's and DVD's.

If you would like your material returned to you please include a SASE, otherwise we will keep your material on file for future consideration.

Evonne M. Davis
c/o Tectonic Exhibit
248 Sherman Avenue #43
New York, NY 10034

Evonne M. Davis is cofounder of Gallery Aferro and Gallery Director of City Without Walls, both in Newark, NJ. Evonne has curated over 30 affiliated and independent exhibit in the past 10 years. Most recently as a participant on the curatorial committee of the Peekskill Project at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill N.Y. Evonne is also a practicing artist.

Important Notes:
Artists will be notified by: July 13, 2009

Artists will be solely responsible for drop off and pick up of accepted art. All exhibited art works fully insured.

For more information please email contact.

The Arts Guild of Rahway is a non-profit center for the arts located at 1670 Irving St. at Seminary Avenue in the Downtown Arts District of the City of Rahway.

The art exhibits at the Guild focus primarily on the presentation of works by notable emerging New Jersey area artists. Our exhibits aim to present an overview of current or enduring trends and directions in contemporary art.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SICA- Shore Institute of Contemporary Art

6th Annual Fresh Meat / Young Blood:
New Jersey's New Masters
May 30-July 3, 2009
Reception Sunday, May 31st from 3-6pm

The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
20 Third Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-263-1121

Featuring NJ’s New Masters:

Ozgur Gungor, Laura Hamilton, Sue Miller, Dot Paolo, &
Joanna Wyzgowska from Mason Gross School of the Arts;

Frank Gavere, Patti Jordan, Arlene Kaczka, Pierre McGuffie, Teresa Owens, & Sarah Shewbridge from Montclair State University;

and Richard Buntzen, & K. Shelton from New Jersey City University.

The Noyes Museum of Art - Signature Artists Exhibition 2009

733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey 08231
(609) 652-8848

Exhibit Dates: May 28 - September 13, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

OCEANVILLE, N.J. - The Noyes Museum of Art presents their current Signature Artist Members in a Signature Artists Exhibition. This membership is a highly competitive designation awarded to an established professional regional artist in any medium whose work exemplifies the highest caliber of artistic standards, who has previously exhibited in museums and/or galleries and is teaching in his or her respective media. The group of 28 artists represents a wide range of creativity, media and technique including fiber arts, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.

The Opening Reception, Sights & Sounds of Summer, on June 12th will feature Tony Day's popular jazz trio. This lively summer party celebrating the exciting new works in the Signature Artists Exhibition offers a chance to talk to exhibiting artists, listen to great jazz, and enjoy light refreshments. Visit for images and links to the current Signature Artist Members. Exhibiting artists include Bette Blank, Zenna Broomer, Matt Burton, Alice McEnerney Cook, Val Dyshlov, Amy Evans, Shelley Wentz Evans, Sheila Grabarsky, Jean Hutter, Debrah Jospe, Jack Knight, Steve Kuzma, Chuck Law, Anthony Migliaccio, Vincent Nardone, Sangita Phadke, Louis Riccio, Paul Russo, Joanie San Chirico, Miklós Sebek, Rae Smith, Ilona Sochynsky, Lou Storey, Jiaming Wang, James Watkinson, Kim Weiland, Tom Werner, and Rhoda Yanow.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ART in the PARK

Sunday May 24th, 2009
10am - 5pm
At West End Park
One block from the beach on the corner of
Ocean and Brighton
Long Branch, NJ

This is a juried art show, which means the artists had to apply for entry- high quality art and crafts are all that are accepted. This is a great day at the beach with a side trip to an art show!


Sponsored by the Long Branch Arts Council, The Long Branch Historical Association, The Long Branch Public Library and the City of Long Branch

For further info call: Mare Akana 732.542.1307

Friday, May 22, 2009

More Public Art Opportunities- Washington DC

Sponsor: U.S. General Services Administration
Origin: Washington, District of Columbia
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Announcement Information
Title: GSA's Art In Architecture Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Percent & Public RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
National Deadline: Ongoing - GSA's Art in Architecture Program commissions publicly scaled artworks that are integral parts of the architectural fabric or surrounding landscapes of new Federal buildings.

This program enables GSA to provide the American public with government office buildings and courthouses that are not only pleasing and functional, but that also enrich the cultural, social, and commercial resources of the communities where they are located. Such public statements of American culture are meaningful contributors to the vibrancy of our democracy.

The program-known from 1962 to 1966 as the Fine Arts in New Federal Buildings program-was established in response to a 1962 report by President Kennedy's Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space. Its Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture asserted that, " Where appropriate, fine art should be incorporated in the designs [of Federal buildings], with emphasis on the work of living American artists."

GSA reintroduced this initiative as the Art in Architecture Program in 1972. Under this program, GSA allocates one-half of one percent of the estimated construction cost of a new or substantially expanded Federal building for commissioning one or more works of art. Art professionals, civic and community representatives, and the project architect serve on project-specific panels that explore the opportunities for integrating art into a building project, and nominate artists for GSA's evaluation.

The Art in Architecture Program seeks to engage artists as members of the design team early in a building project. By increasing the level of collaboration among artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and practitioners of other disciplines early in the process, project participants are afforded opportunities to fuse their individual contributions into a more cohesive whole.

GSA maintains a slide registry for artists interested in being considered for Art in Architecture commissions. This registry is the principal resource for the review panels that assist GSA in selecting artists for each new project. Download Application. Artists may send their requests for registration information to the following address:

Art in Architecture Program
Office of the Chief Architect, PBS
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20405

Public Art - RFP - Summit, NJ

Sponsor: Summit Arts
Phone: (908) 517-5549
Origin: Summit, New Jersey
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Announcement Information
Title: Summit Arts' Public Art
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Public Art RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee
National Deadline: Ongoing - Summit Arts is constantly looking for artists interested in having their work publicly displayed in the city. Artists interested in having us consider their work should download our form, provide all the required information, and return it to us.

Email: SummitArts@CityofSummit.Org

The old-fashioned way:

Summit Arts
City Hall
512 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Things the artist should know:

* We try to enhance the vibrancy of our community by offering residents, workers, students, shoppers, and guests the opportunity for accidental encounters with contemporary art. Most of our installations are in place for about six months, although some have been in place longer and some have been moved to other locations for an additional period.

* Work must be suitable for outdoor display in an urban/suburban environment in the Northeastern United States, with its variety of climatic conditions.

* Work is always displayed on sidewalks, in parks, or near municipal buildings. There is nothing to prevent people from approaching the work and touching it. Delicate pieces or works subject to easy or casual damage are not suitable. We try to avoid works that require construction of special bases or supports, but we have been known to make exceptions for exceptional works.

* The artist is responsible for transporting the work to and from Summit. Unless special arrangements are made, works are carefully installed and removed by city employees.

* We like to have the artist present when work is installed and removed, and we often invite artists to participate in public or private gatherings in connection with our work.

* The City of Summit insures the work up to the value stated by the artist, subject to the city’s usual deductibles. This needs to be discussed in detail before we accept a work.

* We are pleased to offer the artist a modest honorarium in connection with the installation.

* We require the artist to enter into a formal written agreement with the city, setting forth these and other conditions of the temporary installation.

* Artists with questions may email contact or call our curator at +1 908 517 5549 (M-F 9AM-5PM USA Eastern local time).

Art Opportunity- NJ

New Art Group' '09-10 Juried Exhibitions
Deadline: January 1, February 1, March 1, June, 1, 2009
Type: Juried Competitions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee. 30% commission
Juror(s): See below
Regional Multi-State Deadline: January 1, February 1, March 1, June, 1, 2009 - The New Art Group will be curating a series of competitions at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, New Jersey during 2009-2010. There are no entry fees involved.

The basics are:
* All works must be hand delivered.
* The work must hang on the wall.
* No work larger than 72 inches.
* No insurance.
* 30% commission.
* We will ask the accepted artists to donate $35.00 to the Arts Center at the time of drop off.
* Works accepted as slides, CD’s or electronic – see below for details.
* SASE for return of slides, CD.
* Please send your images in early so that you don’t get underappreciated during the crush at the deadline.
* All submissions must be postmarked no later than the due date indicated below.

Below are currently open competitions. Three to four additional competitions will follow at the end of 2009 and into 2010.

Address specific questions to the individual curator. For general questions please contact

The New Art Group (NAG) is a group of 7 New Jersey artists that is 15 years old and they have done 36 group shows. The group was formed out of the Visual Arts Committee at the Watchung Arts Center (WAC). They were responsible for arts show in the lower and upper galleries for 7 years. During this time Jim Fuess was the curator at the WAC. We are now returning to our roots after a 7 year hiatus.

The Gallery:
The upper gallery where these shows will be held is 30x40 feet with 12 foot ceilings, track lighting, and a Walker hanging system. The room is also used for various concerts, comedy shows and other events. This means that a large number of people see the art shows.

The Watchung Arts Center:
Is a multi-use arts facility with an upper and lower art gallery. We also present quality works in fine arts, exciting music, and comedy events as well as classes in drawing, photography, and yoga.

The 2009 schedule:

- April:
Jim Fuess will be curating a “Narrative Art” show.

This is show is open to receive submission. The due date January 1, 2009. Please join us at the reception on Sunday April 1 1-4 pm.

I want the work to ask “What has happened? What is happening? What will happen?” I’m looking for mystery and possibilities rather than something obvious. If I can find works that stop time and involve a thousand yard stare I would be happy. The work doesn’t have to be realistic. This will be at least a 4 person show, maybe more.

To submit works, please send at least 5-6 works. Electronic, CD or slides are all ok. Send submissions for the "Narrative Art" show to:

Jim Fuess
682 Plainfield Ave
Berkeley Heights NJ 07922

- May
Paul Pinkman will be curating “Hard Times/Down Home”.

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date for entries is February 1. All submissions must be postmarked by that date. No more than 3 pieces submitted per artist.

The reception will be held on Sunday May 3 from 1-4 pm.

2008 proved to be a most stressful year in many ways. How are we, as artists, perceiving and dealing with the new reality? What has and hasn’t changed in our lives as a result of the crash of 2008 and how do we show that in our work? Hard Times/Down Home asks the artist to consider what, if anything, the economic collapse of 2008, coming on the heels of financial excesses of the prior 5 or so years has left us with. Is "Greed is Good" still valid and where do we go from here?

Send CD or slides for the "Hard Times/Down Home" show to:

Paul Pinkman
1211 Lakeview Terrace
Plainfield NJ 07060

- June 2009
Susan Ahlstrom will be curating , 'Art Tiles: from a slab of clay'

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date for submissions is March 1, 2009. All submissions must be postmarked by that date. Submissions may be sent in either electronic, CD, slides.

The reception will be held on Sunday June 7, from 1-4 pm.

In this exhibit I am looking for works that celebrate tiles as timeless, as evolving art forms, as dramatic ornamentation. Open call to artists of handmade tiles appropriate for interior or exterior architectural applications and employing one of the following techniques: low relief, resist, image transfer or mark making. At least 6 works from each artist.

* Size: not to exceed 18l” x 18w” x 2d”
* Medium: fired clay Weight: to be advised shortly.
* Presentation: Art tiles must have appropriate hanging devices.

Send submissions for the 'Art Tiles: from a slab of clay show' to:

Susan Ahlstrom
221 Pleasant Plains Road
Stirling, NJ 07980

- September 2009
Francesca Azzara will be curating. "Encaustic, an Ancient Medium Rediscovered"

This show is open to receive submissions. The due date is June1. Please join us at the reception on Sunday September 13 1-4 pm.

This show is open to artists working in Encaustic in 2D only. Francesca is looking for encaustic incorporated completely or partially in the work and a variety of techniques and styles. At least 4 works should be submitted per artist. Submissions may be sent in either electronic, CD, slides.

Send submissions for the "Encaustic, an Ancient Medium Rediscovered" show to:

Francesca Azzara
c/o Watchung Arts Center
18 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ 07069

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Art and music take center stage BY STEPHANIE LODER •Asbury Park Press- STAFF WRITER • May 18, 2009

TOMS RIVER — The sky was a canvas of blue, gold and gray for the Arts & Music Festival Saturday.

"With all the rain we've been having, we almost went somewhere else," said artist Lori Tabermind of New Hope as she walked through Huddy Park, listening to music and watching dance.

Hundreds of people enjoyed art of all kinds and watched artists in action during the newest attraction of Downtown Toms River.

The multivenue, multiart event began at noon and continued until 9 p.m.

The Arts & Music Festival took center stage, offering a juried art show, free live musical entertainment and dance.

Tents with artwork filled Huddy Park under a brilliant sunny sky that at times became overcast. The threat of rain didn't deter visitors.

"Mom, can I have a portrait for my wall," asked art student Seth Meyers, 14, of Toms River. "I think everyone here is so diverse and talented."

The art ranged from pastels and paints to pencil and pen. There was interpretive dance and the comedy and music of The Bill & Ron Show.

"It's something for everyone," said Alice Kneble of Toms River as she crossed the street at Huddy Park. "Now we're going to check out the gallery at the library, and I know we won't be disappointed."

Rosemarie Sprouts traveled from Sweetwater to be featured. Portraits and other scenes were perfectly showcased by the sun with the backdrop of her white tent.

"It's a good show and a great opportunity to be here," she said.

Enhancing Downtown Toms River's position as a cultural center of Ocean County is one of the major initiatives in the master plan for the downtown.

The Arts & Music Festival is among several special events throughout the year produced by Downtown Toms River — officially the Toms River Business Improvement District.

The nonprofit organization was created to encourage economic revitalization and attract area residents to the historic business district.

The next Downtown Toms River event is the 20th Annual New Jersey State Chili and Salsa Cook-Off on May 30.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

In the Gallery
May 14 - June 8

Glass Under Glas

This invitational exhibition will present the intricacies and subtle beauty of glass. Exquisite examples of blown glass, stained glass and fused glass will be on display. The show will include many glass artists who were residents at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, location of the Museum of American Glass.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 23 from 5-7pm in the Main Gallery.

2009 Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival

June 5, 6 & 7 (Fri - Sun)
Marine Park (Red Bank)

The 23rd Annual FREE Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, which takes place in Marine Park overlooking the beautiful Navesink River and offers three days and nights of Jazz, Blues, food, crafts, games, good company, and plenty of family fun. So come out and enjoy some of the best Jazz and Blues music around, and experience this New Jersey tradition. Featuring Deanna Bogart, Sonny Kenn
Band, Houston Person, T.J.Wheeler and more!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage Purses- Ocean County Historical Society

Collector and antique dealer Kate Butler of Pemberton, New Jersey will present the program “Antique & Vintage Purses” at the Ocean County Historical Society, 26 Hadley Avenue, Toms River, NJ on Thursday evening June 11 at 7:00 p.m. She will bring examples of purses from the 1800’s thru the 1960’s with a special emphasis on the Victorian thru the Art Deco period. The current exhibition of the society “Antique & Vintage Purses & Accessories” will be open for viewing.

For additional information you may call OCHS at 732-341-1880 or go to our web page at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Craft Shows

Craft Shows- for those of you who love to attend and for the artists looking for craft show opportunities- here is a helpful resource:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Poets- A Great Opportunity

May 15 Deadline
The Slapering Hol Press at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is accepting submissions for its 2009 Chapbook Competition. Poets who have not yet published a book or chapbook are eligible, and winners receive a $1,000 cash prize, publication, 10 books, and a reading at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center. At the discretion of the judges, a second chapbook may be selected for publication with an award of $250. To apply, submit by mail a poetry manuscript of 16-20 pages, a $15 reading fee made out to the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and a SASE for results notification. Manuscripts should include a title page and a separate cover sheet with the author’s contact info, bio, and acknowledgements; note that the artist’s name should not appear on the manuscript itself.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Movies at Boatworks

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
Belmar Arts Council
608 River Rd
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 749-3360
Hosted by Sandy Cook

Featured Artist: Johannes Vermeer -
"Girl with a Pearl Earring," (2003) starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth

This film tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting. It is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence . This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl's life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer's wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer's wife, avoid Van Ruijven's grasp, and protect herself from the cruel gossip of the world of a 17th century servant.

Schedule of upcoming movies:
Movies are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month and begin at 7:00 pm. As always, admission is free. Bring yourself and invite a friend.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Clay Studio- looking for artists

Sponsor: The Clay Studio.
Phone: (215) 925-3453, ext. 10
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Announcement Information
Title: The Clay Studio Retail Shop
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Percent & Public RFP's
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: 50% commission
National Deadline: Ongoing - If you would like to sell work on consignment in The Clay Studio�s retail Shop, please send 5-10 slides of your current work, your price range, a resume and artist statement to:

Megan Brewster
Gallery Coordinator
The Clay Studio
139 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Clay Studio Shop exhibits and sells the best work being created today by functional potters from across the country. The Clay Studio retains 50% of all retail sales and pays for return shipping and insurance of unsold work. Accepted artists will be asked to send a body of work (between 15-20 pieces) with a range in scale and price points. Most of our current Shop work is priced between $25 - $200.

Please contact Megan Brewster at 215-925-3453, ext. 10 or email contact if you have further questions.

The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, studio space, school, educational & outreach programs, and permanent location.

The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts and in affirming the importance of ceramic art alongside other art forms. Accordingly, it gears its programs to all levels of interest and proficiency.

The programs of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the
organization: as a community centered institution involved with the life of the city and region and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts.

The Clay Studio was founded in 1974.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009 Take Action Today!

NJ Arts, History and Tourism Promotion Support in Jeopardy Once Again.

YOUR help is needed NOW!

Yes, you read it right. Once again state arts, history and tourism promotion support is in jeopardy. Governor Corzine's FY2010 budget proposes levels below the minimums specified in the 2003 Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee--the dedicated revenue stream designed to stabilize State cultural support and prevent this from happening.

Our cultural industries braced for a budget cut, knowing full well that all funding sources would be tapped in the current fiscal climate. The "below the belt" cut, though, was not expected because legislation stipulates that the tax can no longer be collected if the minimum levels of support are not met in the State appropriation.

The budget proposal is now in the hands of the State legislature and ArtPride needs YOUR help TODAY to let your elected officials know that NJ arts, history and tourism are important to you and to our economy. Please visit the ArtPride web site and click on ACTION ALERT. You will find an email message that hits all the right notes and tells our state legislators that these creative industries stimulate our economy and make a real difference in communities throughout our State.

If you'd rather write a letter, you can print it out and mail it, using our talking points. We encourage you to tell YOUR personal story of how New Jersey arts and history make YOUR town a great place to live. Other information is located on the ArtPride web site--click on ACTION and then Arts Advocacy Tools.

Whatever you do, please ACT NOW! Arts and history groups are already suffering from decreased contributed support and competition for the comsumer's shrinking disposable income. They need YOUR voice of support to keep State dollars at the minimum required by law.

Questions? Call ArtPride at 609.443.3582 or email us at Thanks in advance for your help (don't forget...don't wait, ACT NOW!)

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences- Residency Reception

April 24th - May 11, 2009
Opening Reception April 25th 5-7pm

This exhibition showcases the works created by resident artists Joy Nagy, an artist who uses painting and drawing as her primary media; and Jim Vecchi, an artist who uses photography. These artists participated in the Studio Residency Program at the LBIF over the last few months and this exhibition will show the work these artists have created during their time on Long Beach Island.

The Arts are an integral part of a thriving community life, providing cultural interaction, individual expression, and generating a healthy economic environment. This is a unique opportunity for the visitors and residents of LBI to collect art and to gain an extended understanding of the creative process.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trashy Art @ Atlantic Artisans

Atlantic Artisans is looking for artists in ALL STYLES, ALL MEDIUMS AND NOT JUST WALL ART, to help create a "Trashy Art Show." We are looking for artists to submit their ideas, designs to us before May 22nd to be on displayed for an opening reception on Sept 9th, 2009.

FOR APPLICATION email or call 732-291-0100

Your Partners in Keeping The Arts ALIVE,

Nance and Liz (Help Keep Our Earth Clean)
One Person's Trash is Another's Treasure
all submissions by May 22nd
email -
or call - 732-291-0100

***all designs submitted must be original and used with 90% recycled materials. Call or email for further specifications.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Georgian Court gallery hosts Holocaust exhibit

Tri Town News:

LAKEWOOD — Georgian Court University will present a multimedia "Holocaust Memorial Exhibit" from April 6- 24 in the university's M. Christina Geis Art Gallery.

The exhibit, timed to correspond with Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 21, will include children's books, historic and modern photographs, maps, posters, and text panels.

"This important exhibit will take the viewer along a journey of one of humanity's darkest times," said Kathleen Settles, gallery director, and one of the exhibit organizers. "The purpose of the exhibit is to promote awareness, teach tolerance, inspire compassion and hopefully enlist the viewer to an allegiance of goodwill toward all of humanity."

According to Lisa A. Festa, an assistant professor of art history who also helped to organize the display, the exhibit will feature a history of anti-Semitism throughout the ages, a timeline of the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, and focus on the implementation of laws against Jews as well as the Nazis' censorship of art and culture.

The exhibition will continue with a spotlight on the ghettos of Warsaw, Poland, and Terezín, Czechoslovakia, as well as the concentration camps of Dachau, Germany, and Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. Itwill also feature the liberation of the camps near the end of the war. The exhibition will further pay tribute to several rescuers and the "righteous among nations," and will end with a display about genocides in other lands after World War II.

"It is hoped that viewers will leave the exhibition with a sense of compassion and enlightenment, as well as a motivation and personal drive to help change current events in order to ensure that genocide never happens again," Festa said.

The exhibit coincides with Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day set aside to commemorate the lives and heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. The exhibit closes on the anniversary of the onset of the "Great Catastrophe," the Armenian genocide of 1.5 million people that began in 1915.

In addition to Settles and Festa, the exhibit was organized and compiled with the assistance of José Gonzalez, lecturer in art.

The gallery is on the second floor of the Arts and Science Center on Georgian Court's Lakewood campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kingdom @ VFW Theatre, Asbury Park

Book & Lyrics by Aaron Jafferis
Music by Ian Williams
Directed by Carlos Armesto
April 16 - May 3, 2009

at VFW Theatre, 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Three ways to buy...

1. Click on BUY TICKETS to order online!
2. Call 732-455-3059

3. Buy Tickets In Person at:

Flying Saucers Retro Kitchenware - Ticket Outlet
658 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Shoppes at the Arcade on Cookman - Lower Level
Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays & Mondays 11 am to 5pm & Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm

The VFW Hall in Asbury Park - Theatre Box Office
701 Lake Avenue
Entrance on Bond Street bwtn. Cookman and Lake Avenues
Monday thru Sunday 1pm to 6pm (open to 8pm on show days)

Battle of the Bands- Belmar, NJ

Talented Bands for the 4th Annual Belmar Arts Council
Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands Date: Friday, May 8, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Belmar Elementary School Auditorium
Entry Fee: $10 per band member

Do you know of a young band that has their eye on American Idol?

They can take their first step toward fame by winning the Belmar Arts Council's 4th Annual Battle of the Bands contest. This year's edition of the annual event is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Belmar Elementary School Auditorium.

Participation is open to bands with members 15 years old and under. Eight bands will be chosen for the competition based on audition tapes or CDs (amateur tapes/CDs accepted) submitted with an application and a $10 per-member entrance fee.

Completed applications and audition tapes can be dropped off at the Belmar School of the Musical Arts (BSMA), 1006 ½ Main Street, Belmar; Beach Music in Belmar Plaza; or the Belmar Elementary School, 1101 Main St, c/o Tom Brennan.

You can download an application at BOTB, or stop by Belmar School of the Musical Arts or Beach Music. For additional information, call 732-749-3360.

Applications and audition tapes/CDs must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, to qualify.

Previous judges for the Battle of the Bands included Rockin' Robyn Lane of WRAT 95.9 The Rat and Barry Petersen, Barry and the Penetrators.

Prizes include a $500 gift certificate to The Guitar Center, compliments of D'Jais Nightclub and Restaurant and two hours of recording time at a local Belmar studio. Additional prizes will be announced at the Battle of the Bands competition.

The Belmar Arts Council Battle of the Bands offers an opportunity for young musicians to experience the thrill of a live stage performance in a comfortable setting. With a professional sound system from D'Jais Nightclub and Restaurant, designed by an award-winning, world-class audio engineer and musician, our Battle of the Bands promises to be a 'must see' event.

Georgian Court Art & Music Events Spring 2009

For Music event information: 732.987.2624
For Art event information: 732.987.2388
Some upcoming events:
April 19th, Faculty Recital 7pm, Marron Chapel
April 27th, Student Recital 7pm, Marron Chapel
April 27th-May 1 Graphic Design Students Portfolio
Presentation & Exhibit, M. Christina Geis Gallery

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Surflight Theatre

Broadway on the Beach!
If you haven't checked out the Surflight- come on over!

Nunsensations the Vegas Revue!
April 17th- May 3rd, 2009
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. When the sisters hit Sin City to creat the most feather-filled, sequin-studded fan dancing Nunsense show ever, they experience show biz like never before. This hilarious musical comedy is "a whole lot funny and a little bit naughty, but there ain't nothin' dirty goin' on."

For more information:

Engleside & Beach Aves
P O Box 1155
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

There is also a Children's Theatre- Wednesday thru Sunday @ 6pm June thru Sept- All tickets $10

Friday, April 10, 2009

From The Hub newspaper

Arts / Zest April 9, 2009

Yvonne Yaar, Glass
The Monmouth Museum is beginning the third season of its New Jersey Emerging Artists Series in the Nilson Gallery with an exhibition of works in glass by artist Yvonne Yaar.

"Switchboard Without an Operator"
Yaar is especially interested in the medium of glass, intrigued by its transparency, color and light-reflecting qualities.

She creates both glass jewelry and wall art/sculpture. Each work is made in front of a torch, with a kiln, or with various tools used to manipulate molten glass. She favors organic, asymmetrical shapes and sacred geometry. Her art incorporates themes of motherhood, love of nature, humor and addiction in her work. She has lived on three different continents and believes her exposure to different cultures has also played an important role in her art.

Yaar will share insights on her work in a gallery talk and give a demonstration at the museum 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required, since seating is limited. Call the museum at 732- 747-2266 to register and for additional information. The exhibit will run through April 26.

"Yellow Cityscape"
The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists who have not previously held a one-person show.

The artists selected represent the diversity of talent in the state and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Six artists working in a variety of media are selected each year for a month-long exhibition in the Nilson Gallery.

The Monmouth Museum is located on the Brookdale Community College campus, Newman Springs Road, in Lincroft.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $7.

For more information visit

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Phone: Fax (212) 288-2836
Origin: New York, New York
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Announcement Information
Title: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Grants
Category: Multiple Media
International Deadline: Ongoing - The Pollock-Krasner Foundation�s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation�s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Application Guidelines
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size and length of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Grant Restrictions
The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study.

The Foundation does not make grants to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others. With very few exceptions, the Foundation will not fund travel expenses.

Selection Process
The Officers and Directors are advised in the selection process by a distinguished Committee of Selection comprised of recognized specialists in the fields of the Foundation�s concern. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and slides of current work. All completed applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. If further information is required after the completed application has been received, the artist will be contacted directly by the staff. Further information including financial data may be requested at any time during the review process.

Reapplication Procedure
Applicants may reapply to the Foundation, whether recipients of grants or those who have been declined. All reapplicants must send slides of work not previously submitted.

The procedure requires that grantees who reapply must wait 12 months from the end of their grant period. Reapplicants who were previously declined must wait at least 12 months from the date of their application letter to reapply. The 12-month waiting period may be waived for reapplicants applying under emergency circumstances.

Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals. Recipients who reapply must have either circumstances so changed as to warrant further support or have a genuine emergency situation.

How to Apply
Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and slides of current work. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. Please do not send application forms by fax or e-mail.

A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection�s review of each artist�s slides. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality slides of their work. It is recommended that while representative examples of your work over a period of years may be included, your most recent creative effort should be emphasized.

Artists interested in obtaining application forms and information on the application procedure can download the forms or must write, fax or e-mail their complete mailing address to:

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Attn: Request for Application

Fax: (212) 288-2836

The Foundation cannot respond to application requests by telephone or in person. Please be advised that correspondence or packages that do not have a return address will not be accepted by the Foundation.

Appel Farm -Outdoor Music and Arts Celebration

XPN Welcomes

An Outdoor Music and Arts Celebration
To Benefit the Appel Farm Rising Young Artist Camp Scholarship Fund

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Philadelphia- Mural Arts Program

Philadelphia Department of Recreation
Phone: (215) 683-3689 Fax 683-3597
Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Announcement Information
Title: Philadelphia Department of Recreation Mural Arts Program
Type: Percent & Public RFP's
Category: Other
Regional* Deadline: Ongoing - It is our mission to represent the work of diverse artists in order to enrich our neighborhoods and communities. We strive to appropriately match artists with mural-painting and teaching opportunities throughout the City of Philadelphia. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed as project opportunities become available. Please know that the number of applications we receive exceeds the number of opportunities that are available in a given mural season. Therefore, we will contact you as project selections are made. We will also include you on our mailing list and inform you of related opportunities. You are welcome to update your file with us at any time.

The complete application will include: a completed artist application as well as a current resume and 10 slides or color photocopies (xeroxes) of your work. Although you are welcome to send images of work in any medium, you must include at least two examples of two-dimensional work. All images must be labeled with the following: numbers 1-10,artist�s name, title of work, and date. Please include an image sheet that corresponds by number to the submitted images. This sheet must include the information given on image labels, as well as the medium and size of each piece. Labels protect your images against loss.

** ALL submitted images are for our PERMENANT files and will NOT be returned. Do not send original artwork, photographs, or images for which you do not have duplicates. For space considerations, please send all work in an 8 �� by 11� folder -- do not send bulky portfolios or binders.

Download and submit the written application, your resume and accompanying materials to:

PDR/Mural Arts Program
Thomas Eakins House
1729 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Attn: Brian Campbell

*Verify geographic eligibility, may accept national artists.

Public Art - RFP - Yonkers, NY

Sponsor: Blue Door Artist Association
Phone: (914) 965-3397
Origin: Yonkers, New York
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Announcement Information
Title: Blue Door Gallery Public Art Projects
Deadline: Open Until Filled
Type: Public Art RFP's
Regional Deadline: Open Until Filled - The Blue Door currently has the following opportunities in Yonkers:

1. Decoration of concrete garbage receptacles in Downtown Yonkers. Artists needed to decorate round outdoor concrete waste receptacles. Please submit designs for approval to The Blue Door. Designs that relate to environmental issues are encouraged, but all designs will be considered. This is an ongoing project.

2. Decoration of concrete planters in the Downtown and South Broadway areas of Yonkers. Artists needed to create either mosaic or ceramic decorative treatments on rectangular outdoor concrete planters of various sizes. Please call for further information.

3. Installation of outdoor sculpture in Yonkers City Hall Park. Sculptors are invited to submit images of their work for consideration. Artists will receive stipends for each of these projects.

Call 914 965-3397 for further information.

Blue Door Artist Association
169 Shonnard Terrace
Yonkers, NY 10701

The Blue Door Artist Association was founded in the fall of 2002. Its founders were former staff members of Art on Main Street/Yonkers, a community-based arts organization that had an important presence on Main Street, Yonkers, for more than seven years.

The Blue Door Artist Association is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to bring the arts to local communities throughout the tri-state area, especially those that are ethnically diverse as well as underserved. Through exhibitions displayed in local businesses, libraries and schools as well as public art projects, workshops and special events, we aim to offer a cultural presence and serve as a forum to engage the community with the arts.

Bayonet Farm-Spring- Art Classes

Come celebrate spring at Bayonet Farm. The beautiful gardens – both painted and real – will provide plenty of inspiration for participants at these one day workshops and lectures. People of all skill levels are welcome so, even if you have never painted before, come take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from some of the best landscape artists around.

To register, call the Department of Parks and Recreation 732 946-2820 ext. 1225 or you may register in person at the office on the lower level of Holmdel Town Hall, 4 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel. These workshops and lectures are being offered by the Bayonet Farm Advisory Committee and the Department of Parks and Recreation. Bayonet Farm is located at 41 Middletown Road in Holmdel.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art- Job Opp's

Origin: New York, New York
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Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Jobs

National Deadline: Ongoing - As one of the preeminent cultural institutions in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art considers its employees among its greatest assets. The Museum provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in the Museum's collections.

Career opportunities in the Museum require all levels of training, experience, and education for positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas. The Museum's renowned Curatorial, Conservation, and Education Departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. Throughout the year a variety of entry-level and professional career opportunities may become available in the administrative areas. Administrative departments, supporting the Museum's mission, employ staff in Facilities, Finance, Information Systems and Technology, Communications, Merchandising, Human Resources, and Development. Opportunities may also open up for individuals with a desire to work with Museum visitors and guests in the Special Events, Visitor Services, Security, and Retail Departments.

The Museum provides a generous benefits package

Individuals interested in career opportunities in the Museum should forward a r�sum� and cover letter specifying area of interest to:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Employment Office
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198

Or email a r�sum� and cover letter (as attachments) to:

In the subject header of the email, please include one of the following areas of interest:

* Conservation
* Curatorial
* Design
* Development
* Education
* Libraries
* Communications
* Facilities
* Finance
* Human Resources
* Information Systems and Technology
* Legal
* Maintenance
* Membership
* Merchandising
* Retail Sales
* Security
* Special Events
* Visitor Services

After six months, the Museum will discard your r�sum� and cover letter if there are no job openings for which the Museum believes you are qualified in the area of interest that you specified. Interested candidates who want to be taken into future consideration after the six-month time period must resubmit a cover letter and r�sum�.

Monday, April 6, 2009

LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences- Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes
Join us at the LBIF for one of our many upcoming classes. Some highlights include: Ceramic Based Woven Basket (shown left), Garden Mosaics, Fused Glass Jewelry, and many more!
Official Website -
Science Website -
LBI Artists Website -
120 Long Beach Blvd
Loveladies, New Jersey 08008
Theresa Boekell-Foster
Public Programs Coordinator
609-494-1241 ext. 103

Residencies- New Orleans, Louisiana

Sponsor: A Studio in the Woods
Phone: (504) 392-5359
Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana
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Announcement Information
Title: Changing Landscapes: A Dialogue Between Art & Environment
Deadline: June 19, 2009
Type: Residencies
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: $30 Application
International Deadline: June 19, 2009 - Changing Landscapes is a 6-week residency based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with the natural world. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.

Artists may apply for their first, second, third & fourth choice of 6-week residency dates from the following:

September 28 – November 6, 2009; November 9 – December 19, 2009; January 4 – February 12, 2010; February 22 – April 2, 2010.

Postmark by June 19, 2009, notification by July 27, 2009

Visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists.

Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated commitment to environmental issues are expected. Students are not eligible.

A multidisciplinary jury will judge proposals on the following criteria:

• The creativeness and integrity of the proposal
• Incorporation of the arts and other disciplines
• Evidence of previous exploration of environmental topics
• Creative use of ASITW resources including its natural environment and proximity to the Mississippi River
• Harmony of purpose with the ASITW mission to protect and preserve its bottomland hardwood forest
• The proposal’s public component and its depth of engagement with the community
• Please note that the fragile environment poses restrictions to what can happen on site. We ask that proposals moderate the number of visitors, penetration of the woods, and use of natural found materials.

Recipients will be given $3000 as a stipend and $1000 towards materials.

ASITW provides full room and board including food, utilities for living and studio space. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, telephone charges, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from ASITW for the residency are also the responsibility of the artist.


• Application fee to cover processing costs: $30
• Self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage for return of submitted materials
• Completed application form (download) and references
• A proposal no more than one page in length. Topics to consider addressing include but are not limited to:
-- What you envision as your ultimate creation / contribution and how you might introduce & present it
-- What kinds of materials you will be using and if you anticipate any special facility needs
-- Individuals, groups and/or resources in New Orleans and beyond whom you would like to engage
-- How you and your work will interact with the local community
-- How you will know the project is effective and successful
• Artist statement
• A current resume that includes important or significant publications, awards, or reviews
• All materials must be submitted on CD Rom
- Please submit resume, artist statement, proposal, and work samples on one CD Rom.
-- If necessary, filmmakers, musicians and performance artists may send a separate CD or DVD, but please specify two works for the jury to consider.
-- Please do not submit files created in unusual computer programs. IF WE CANNOT OPEN YOUR FILES, WE CANNOT REVIEW THEM. MS Word documents, Adobe PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, JPGs, GIFs, MP3s and DVDs are all acceptable.

• Websites, MySpace pages, and other links as well as catalogues, photographs, and published works are all welcomed, but only to augment not supplement other application materials. Please DO NOT send slides.

WORK SAMPLES (please do not send originals):

Visual Artists:
• 10 images representative of your most recent work
• Image list with title, date, size, media and brief description
• Catalogues and/or reviews

Musicians / Composers:
• 2 sample recordings of your work not to exceed 5 minutes each (excerpts accepted, please identify the selection to be considered)
• Scores that accompany the recordings

Performing Artists
• 2 video clips of your performances not to exceed 5
minutes each (excerpts accepted, please identify the selection to be considered)
• Script or short description describing your selections

Literary Artists:
• 8 -10 page writing sample (excerpts accepted, please identify the selection to be considered)
• Include bibliography if applicable

New Media and Interdisciplinary Artists:
• Please review other categories to determine what materials to submit

- $30 Application Fee
- Completed Application (download) Form and References
And the following on CD ROM:
- Proposal of work
- Artist Statement
- Resume
- Work Samples

A Studio in the Woods
13401 Patterson Road
New Orleans, LA 70131
p: 504.392.5359

A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University’s Center for Bioenvironmental Research, located in 7.66 forested acres on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where visual, literary and performing artists can work uninterrupted. Programming includes community workshops in the arts and environmental preservation, and an outdoor classroom where school children and university students can experience and study the natural world. One of the few live-in artists' retreat in the Deep South, A Studio in the Woods fosters both environmental preservation and the creative work of all artists.

Magnitude Seven - Call for Small Works

International Deadline: April 24, 2009 - Every year Manifest calls for little works of art from around the world. Like short poetry, they are a challenge to craft with the same presence of their larger counterparts. Each exhibit brings in hundreds of powerful yet diminutive masterpieces for our jury to mull over. Inevitably we end up with a gallery full of diverse, compelling, and exquisite little gems. Manifest’s patrons eagerly await the Magnitude SEVEN event each year. So without further ado, we offer this call to artists to submit works no larger than seven inches in any dimension (any proportion). Standard presentation devices like mats and frames that are not considered part of the work of art are not limited by the 7" criteria.

Magnitude SEVEN is open to everyone. Professionals as well as students are encouraged to enter. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works of art or design no larger than 7 inches in any dimension.

Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Jury and Curator:
Manifest's selection process involves a complex two-part system. This exhibit will be juried by a 5-7 member panel of professional and academic advisors with a broad range of expertise. The jury will then pass along their recommendations to the exhibit curators who will make the final selections from the jury-approved pool.

Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work selected for exhibit. Exhibitors will receive a 50% discount on one copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit Manifest Press. Discounted price is only valid through the close of the exhibition.

Delivery and Return of Work:
All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Manifest by the specified date (see deadlines link). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship.

Entry Fee:
Each work submitted must be accompanied by a $10 non-refundable entry fee. Number of entries is unlimited. Entry fee must be paid by check or money order made payable to MANIFEST, or by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page that follows the submission of the online entry form. Download Application for details) Detail images may be included at no additional cost.

Sale of Work:
All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during exhibit. Manifest Gallery will retain a commission of 30% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.

In an effort to conserve resources Manifest now accepts only digital images for consideration. (see details below). The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. CD's of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE. (digital entries and online form submissions preferred)

Digital Format:
Digital images can be submitted on CD or by e-mail (send to: The email and online submission process is HIGHLY PREFERRED because it makes our process more efficient and saves postage and materials for the artists. Hi-Res, print-quality images will be requested for accepted works upon conclusion of the jury process. If suitable images are not provided, the work may not be included in the catalog.

To send via email:
The email should include the artist's full name as subject along with 'Magnitude SEVEN submission.' The images must meet the following specifications: File names = artist's last name followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Jones1.jpg, Jones1detail1.jpg, etc.). The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction and 72dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork). Video work should be sent with similar naming conventions in quicktime compatible format.

To send on CD/DVD:
Clearly label the disc with the artist's full name. File specifications for CD submission - (see e-mail specs. above)

Download Application. Online Entry is available, see Application for details.

If sending through the USPS, mail materials to:

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
P.O. Box 6218
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Manifest enhances the role of art and design in society by cultivating and focusing the transformative power of creativity in the visual arts. Manifest benefits people in the local and global community, including professionals, students, and the public, by creating quality centered experiences focused on contemporary visual arts and related activities in the context of creative exploration.

Manifest Gallery serves as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Be Our Guest- Providence, RI
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 5:30pm
Providence, RI
Alliance of Artists Communities and RISD Career Services

Be Our Guest: Finding Creative Time and Space
a series of public information sessions on artists-in-residence programs
presented in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design / Career Services Office

Visual artists, writers, composers, performance artists, choreographers and more – this is for you! Learn about the hundreds of artists’ residency opportunities available for artists of all kinds and every career stage, in your backyard and across the globe. Find out what distinguishes them, the best way to apply, and how to maximize your experience. Ask questions, meet the directors, and pick up literature from artists’ residencies in your region and beyond. Whether rural or urban, serving visual artists or choreographers, writers, composers, and filmmakers, there’s a residency for you!

Metcalf Refectory, Room A (building 25 on this map)
30 Waterman Street
Providence, Rhode Island

Panelists include:

* Caitlin Strokosch, Alliance of Artists Communities
* Nova Benway, Berwick Institute (Boston, MA)
* Alix Refshauge, HUB-BUB (Spartanburg, SC)
* Melissa Levin, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York City)
* Monica Martinez, artist, Fellow of The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH)
* Tyler Gulden, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (Newcastle, ME)

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paper Narratives' National Invitational Exhibition

Abecedarian Gallery
Phone: (303) 534-1038
Origin: Denver, Colorado
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Announcement Information
Title: Paper Narratives' National Invitational Exhibition
Deadline: May 15, 2009
Type: Call for Submissions
Category: Multiple Media
Fees: No Entry Fee. 30% commission
National Deadline: May 15, 2009 - Paper Narratives an invitational exhibition featuring 2- and 3-dimensional works on or of paper by artists concerned with narrative as both a visual and a conceptual element of their work. Artists must be able to provide a US shipping address to be included in this exhibit and be at least 18 years of age.

Selected artists will be notified by May 25. Work will need to arrive no later than July 3 and will be returned to artists the week of September 14. Artists’ reception Friday, July 17, 2009, 5-8pm.

Selected work must be for sale. Work is sold on consignment. The artist receives 70% of the sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show.

Color postcards will be printed and each artist will receive at least 15 (more available on request). Postcards will be distributed prior to and throughout the exhibition in the Denver area. Press kits will be sent to local and regional traditional and online media. Online announcements will be made to all applicable online sites and list serves. The exhibit will be announced in the gallery’s e-mail newsletter, website and blog.

A PDF catalog will be created and be available via the gallery website. It is possible that a POD printed catalog will be created and offered for sale during and after the exhibition.

Responsibility for Loss or Damage
Artwork is insured for 60% of its retail value against theft or total loss while on premises. Certain works may be excluded if their stated value exceeds coverage limits.

Cost to Artists
There is no cost for image submission. Invited artists are asked to pay for round-trip transportation/ insurance as well as split publicity costs with other artists (the fee range $10-$30) is dependant on both the number of artists included in the exhibit and the number of pieces each artist exhibits).

Submissions should include:

5 to 10 jpeg images of up to 10 pieces (300dpi, ca.4x5 inches). Please send gallery quality images without any background clutter or descriptive text. The images you send will be used for exhibition publicity. Include a corresponding list (word/rtf/xcel doc) of the works giving dimensions, medium and retail price; a resume (pdf or word), artist’s statement and contact information.

Label each image file with artists’ last name, title of piece, with a letter or number as needed. Title files with artists’ last name plus description, such as lastname statement, lastname resume etc.

Guidelines: please follow carefully!
For environmental reasons, I prefer works be submitted via emailing to my FTP site. It is easiest if you send one compressed document containing all of your files. Send the files to this email address: with subject line gallery upload (lower case, space in between the words)

If these instructions aren’t followed exactly, the files won’t upload. It is helpful if you also send me an email letting me know you’ve sent files.

they will be discarded.

I will accept CD’s sent to:

910 Santa Fe #101
Denver, CO 80204

CD’s will not be returned - they will be recycled.
Abecedarian Gallery is located in Denver, CO. The gallery presents local and national artists working across multiple disciplines, in contemporary book arts and works on paper. It is in the heart of the nationally known Santa Fe Art District. Abecedarian Gallery is owned by artist and curator Alicia Bailey.

Ocean County Library- Toms River- Poetry Reading

Recent Press Release:
WHAT: Poetry Reading with Gemma Forest: Face of the Soul

WHEN: April 13th 7:00pm

WHERE: Toms River Library
101 Washington Street

CONTACT: Nancy Marino, 732-349-6200 x5101

April is poetry month: Poetry reading by
Gemma Forest


To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a poetry reading by Gemma Forest on Monday, April 13th at 7:00pm.
During her presentation entitled “Face of the Soul”, published poet and Ocean County resident Gemma Forest will explore imagery, rhythm, and thought in poetry. Gemma’s work covers descriptive, metaphor, narrative, and existential poetry. Some of her poems are humorous. Others have a spiritual tone. But all of them are sure to please.
Before moving to the Jersey shore, Gemma lived in Westchester County, New York, where she taught piano and harp and performed in community theatre as actor and pianist. In New Jersey, she offers poetry readings, and workshops.
Come and enjoy Gemma’s creative spirit and beautiful poems.