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.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Broadway Windows Exhibits

Sponsor: 80 Washington Square East Galleries
Phone: (212) 998-5751
Origin: New York, New York
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Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Call for Submissions
Category: Multiple Media

Regional Deadline: Ongoing - Exhibition opportunities in window spaces located at the corner of Broadway and East Tenth Street, NY.

Founded in 1984 as a gallery dedicated to providing 24-hour art viewing for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Broadway Windows is strongly committed to the goal of bringing contemporary art to a new and ever-growing viewing public. Site specific installations of all imaginable media grace the five showcase windows located at the corner of Broadway and East Tenth Street.

Design proposals must incorporate all display areas and containt he following materials:

1. A written description of the artwork
2. Slides, prints, and/or working sketches of the proposed insatallations.
3. A biography o fthe artist.
5. Please Limit proposal materials to 8.5x11 inches.

Download Complete details and space diagram.

80 Washington Square East Galleries
80 Washington Square East
New York, New York 10003-6697
(212) 998-5751

Art Opp - Soho NY

Open Call Project
Location One
(Soho NY)

Open Call is now accepting submissions.

Open Call is a project organized by Brina Thurston, currently in residency at Location One, NYC. The exhibition will be a live jurying of ALL the submissions received, which will be held in front of a live audience at Location One May 1, 2009. The jury will be comprised of a select group of artists, curators and critics and the event will be open to the public. All submissions will be due by April 20, 2009.

Submission Guidelines:
- Jpeg images of ALL mediums, video stills, performance documentation and installation shots are welcome.
- There is no limit to entries but each work or project must be submitted on separates form.
- There is a $10.00 processing fee for each submission

Please visit the website to submit an application and upload images. All submissions are done on-line, please do not mail any materials to Location One.
Website:Open Call Project
Location One
(Soho NY)

Dickey Betts in Rahway NJ

Don't miss Dickey Betts and Great Southern live in concert on May 12 at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Closing in on Open Spaces

Selections from the Environmental Series

Solo Exhibit by Joanie San Chirico

Ocean County Artists’ Guild
Ocean and Chestnut Avenues
Island Heights, NJ 08732
April 5 - April 28, 2009

Reception: Sunday April 5, 2009 1-4pm
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1-4pm

Rock the Basie

April 7th 2009 8:00 PM
This innovative program, under the direction of Marc Muller, boasts 35 die-hard rock-n-roll enthusiasts ranging in age from 23 to 58. Although their actual professions may differ this group of musicians have one passion in common...making music rock.
Location: The Count Basie Theatre 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank
Phone: 732-842-9000
Tickets: 15.00

Film One Fest- Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions Film One Fest
February 13th 2009 to May 15th 2009 1:00 PM
Submission DEADLINE: May 15 2009
Send us a minute of your life, love, community, experience, expression!
All films and videos must be submitted as digital files. Films and videos must be no longer than 60 secs in length, including titles and credits.
Submission Fee: $10 for up to two films or videos
Location: Atlantic Highlands Marina
Tickets: $10.00
Phone: 732-204-2418

Downtown Toms River Art & Music Festival - List of Accepted Artists

Congratulations to the following artists who have been accepted to participate in the Downtown Toms River Art & Music Festival on May 16, 2009 in Huddy Park, Toms River, NJ:

Alyse Van De Putte
Barbara Mahasky
Brendan Sprouls
Carol Colvin
Carol Izzo Gutterman
Carol Stauffer
Cindy Allen
Debby Lordi
Donna Ferante
Eduardo Santos
Helen Harris
Holly Wenzel
James Mahon
Jean Le Baron
Jill DeAngelis
Joy Nokes
LuAnn Dunkinson
Mario Scagnetti
Mark Retacco
Mark Walnock
Mary Monagle
Michael Brennan
Michelle Dugan
Mildred Eckley
Nancy Menashe
Richard Kushinsky
Robert Edelhauser
Tracey Femiano
Wendy Pearce
Wendy Ritch
Yvonne Yaar

In addition, the following organizations will participate:
TRACx81, a nonprofit artist cooperative
Long Beach Island Foundation
Exit 82 Theater Company, a nonprofit organization for actors
Ocean County Artists Guild
Toms River High School South