Air Conditioned Artist Opportunities

July 25th, 2016


Of Note: The Cultural Alliance of Medfield and the Town of Medfield seek inquiries of interest from artists, arts and creative groups, and creative education groups for prospective space on the 134-acre grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital. The Town of Medfield received a grant from the Cultural Facilities Fund to study the feasibility of transforming some of the space – all of which is on the National Historic Register –for creative use.  Use this survey link to let the Town know if you have interest and its planning group will respond.

Sculptors The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont has extended their call for proposals to SculptFest2016. The annual sculptural installation event takes place from September 10 – October 23, 2016. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is “Forecast Now,” guest curated by artist Taylor Apostol. The theme “Forecast Now” encourages artists to respond to current experiences of weather. Investigations may explore any aspect of weather or weather systems (for example: precipitation, wind, drought, heat, cold, flooding, erosion, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) or they may address the politics revolving around the critical issues of climate change and environmental sustainability. Artists may draw from personal experiences on any scale: local, regional, national or global. Learn more.
Deadline: July 29, 2016

Artist Residency The National Parks Arts Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Gettysburg 2016 Artists in Residence Program. Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence program is designed for all artists to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape and history of Gettysburg National Military Park. The prospective candidate must present a cohesive body of work, a complete application including their resume, biography and proposal of their residency project and how it reflects and may be inspired park resources. All candidates must have merit and/or experience in at least one of the following areas: two dimensional artwork, sculpture, music, linguistics, writing, screendance, performance art, film, and/or ethnographic fine art, or any other appropriate artist medium. Learn more.
Deadline: August 10, 2016

Call for Artists The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, in partnership with the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church invites artists to participate in the curated gallery exhibition Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community (aka “W2W”). Artists in all media are invited to submit work that promotes such dialogue. Strong expressions are encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Writing Awards The Sustainable Arts Foundation is currently accepting applications. Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $2,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 25 pages or up to 25 pages of prose. Learn more.
Deadline: September 2, 2016 (5pm Pacific Time)

Grants for MA Festivals Massachusetts Cultural Council supports festivals across Massachusetts through a new Festivals Grant Program – designed to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences. Learn more.

Image credit: Photograph of man drawing pastel portrait charicatures taken in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Scanned from the original 4×5 inch acetate negative. 1936.

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For the Win

July 21st, 2016

In mid-August, we plan to publish our guidelines for the 2017 Artist Fellowships cycle.

In preparation, we’ve updated our Tips on Applying for an MCC Artist Fellowships article on ArtSake. We’ve also recently updated our compendium of opportunities to find funding as a Massachusetts artist.

If you’re a Massachusetts artist hoping for funding to make your work, both articles are worth your time.

And while we’re on the topic of awards and grants, congratulations are in order for a number of local artists who’ve recently won honors in the arts.


Production still from Y2Y, a film-in-progress by Laurie Kahn

LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund Awards Local Filmmakers
LEF Foundation, a crucial supporter of nonfiction film in New England, recently announced $30,000 in pre-production grants to early-stage film projects. Some of the funded projects include Laurie Kahn’s Y2Y, about a visionary homeless shelter for young adults in Harvard Square, Alex Morelli’s The White Pine Project, about a former mining town that becomes a travel stop for families of maximum security prisoners, and Soon-Mi Yoo and Haden Guest’s Traveling Gods, about the divergent paths Christianity has taken in Korea and Japan. The $5,000 awards go to films that “demonstrate excellence in technique, strong storytelling ability, and originality of artistic vision and voice.”

The next grant deadline for the LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund is January 27, 2017 for projects seeking production or post-production support.


Detail of painting by Masako Kamiya, photo by Clements/Howcroft Photography

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grants Awarded to Three Massachusetts Painters
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s Lilian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant (for American painters aged 45 or older) awards monetary prizes from $5,000 to $30,000. Congratulations to the recently announced 2016 grantees, including Massachusetts-based artists Masako Kamiya (Painting Fellow ’10, ’06), Frank Gregory, and Marjorie Kaye.

The 2017 application for this grant will be available after September 1, 2016.


Find more grant and other opportunities in ArtSake’s Artist Opportunities round-ups.

Images: Production still from Y2Y, a film-in-progress by Laurie Kahn; detail of painting by Masako Kamiya, photo by Clements/Howcroft Photography.

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Peeking at Artist Opportunities

July 19th, 2016

Call for Art in Western MA Creative Community Connections (C3) of Deerfield presents the 4th Annual Cheap Art Show. This exhibit is based on the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto: “Art is Food. You can’t eat it but it feeds you. Art has to be cheap and available to everybody.” This is a one day show that celebrates financial accessibility to art. Feel free to bring originals, or you could bring small works, seconds, mistakes, copies, or work that has been hanging around your studio forever and you would like to move out. Sunday, November 6, 2-5pm at the Polish American Club, South Deerfield. All art priced $15 and under. Artists contact for details and to sign up. No fee. Space is limited. Questions, call Erika Higgins Ross at 413-824-2249.

Call for Artists The Artists’ Group of Charlestown invites artists (including painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, glass workers, wood workers and ceramicists ) to submit applications to exhibit at ART in the PARK. Held at the award winning and historic City Square Park, Charlestown, MA, along Boston’s Freedom Trail, ART in the Park 2016 is on Saturday September 10th, 2016 (rain date Sunday September 11th). Since 1998 ART in the PARK has consistently attracted talented artists from the New England area and beyond. Learn more. Questions,
Deadline: August 1, 2016

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the upcoming juried exhibit Birds of Prey at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery. The most widely known of these birds include: hawks, eagles, osprey, falcons, buzzards, vultures and owls. Artists are asked to submit their perceptions and views of these captivating ambassadors of flight. Any medium is acceptable. Artists are invited to submit up to five 8”x10” photo prints, not matted or framed, for judging purposes only. If selected for the show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang. All prints must be labeled on back with contact information, dimensions, title and medium. Entry fee is $15. Provide a stamped return envelope if you would like your photos returned. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Questions, contact Exhibit will run September – December 2016.
Deadline: August 9, 2016

Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals  The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) and the Friends of Fort Point Channel seek proposals for a temporary work of public art for installation in Boston in conjunction with FPAC’s annual fall Open Studios event October 14-16, 2016. Floating Art Installation: One award of $10,000 for a prominent, temporary work of public art sited in, or making significant use of the Fort Point Channel between the Summer and Congress Street bridges. Work in all media will be considered. Multi-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: August 21, 2016 (received by midnight EST)

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Cambridge Art Assocition’s 2016 Red Biennial, juried by Joseph Ketner II. About the RED Biennial: For more than a decade, the Cambridge Art Association has hosted a fall exhibit, open to artists from across the Northeastern United States, centered around a single color. Both the success of the exhibit series, and the challenge to participating artists, lies in channeling the varied meanings of a color like RED. It is the color of action, violence, heat. It is the color of luck, happiness, and passion. RED is more than a color. Exhibition Dates November 8 – December 21, 2016Online Entry Only at
Deadline: September 15, 2016 (11:59pm EST)

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Jurassic Artist Opportunities

July 11th, 2016

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Call for Art Gallery 263 seeks inspired depictions of tomorrow for their exhibition Future Visions, selected by Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab & Mobius affiliate)  Artwork may address (among many other topics): technology, architecture and urban planning, lifestyle, health, the environment, food, social problems, globalization, international relations, pop culture, politics, etc. Open to New England and New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual media (2D, 3D, time based) & performers. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Call had been extended to musicians and performance artists. Performers, apply with a link to your recorded Future Visions interpretation, or send example photos/audio and describe the happening. Musicians, send them links to your audio to be incorporated into the exhibition, and note if you’d like to play at a live event. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday July 17, 2016 (11:59PM)

Boston Artist Residencies The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics invite artists to apply to Boston AIR (Boston Artists-in-Residence) to become one of ten artists-in-residence at the City of Boston. This second year of Boston AIR program expands the size of the artist cohort, increases the length of the residencies, and grounds each residency at Boston Centers for Youth & Families, through their community centers and core, citywide initiatives, such as the BCYF Streetworker Program, youth summer programs, and leadership development for young women. Each artist will be awarded a $22,500 stipend for a nine-month-long residency to develop and test ways that creative approaches can meaningfully impact the work of the public sector and society at large. Each artist will be paired with one of ten designated BCYF community centers and provided a studio space at that center. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize Norton J. “Sky” Cooper established the Emerging American Playwright Prize award at Marin Theatre Company in 2007 in honor of David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and in support of Marin Theatre Company’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. The Calicchio Prize will be awarded annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre. The play selected as the Calicchio Prize winner will receive 2 public staged readings at Marin Theatre Company as part of the theatre’s annual New Play Reading Series. The playwright will receive a $2,500 award, as well as travel and accommodations for the MTC rehearsal period (25 hours). Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2016

Call to Greater Boston Artists The Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee is hosting a call-to-action for Greater Boston artists to submit applications to participate in the inaugural Revere Beach Arts Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11am – 5pm. along the shoreline of historic Revere Beach at the public plaza between the Markey Bridge and Wonderland Station. Artists will have a chance to compete for prizes, and judging for the multiple categories will be a collaborative effort between local art schools officials and members of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Artists will be required to submit an application that includes photos of their work in several categories including: jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, glass work, wood working, ceramics, illustration, sidewalk chalk. Acceptance into the Revere Beach Arts Festival will be at the sole discretion of the Revere Beach Arts Festival Committee. Each artist will be subject to a small fee to exhibit and sell artwork. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Photographers The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites photographers worldwide to submit images to their online competition, APERTURES. All winners will be displayed in their online gallery.  First Place $500, Second Place $200, Third Place $100 and six Honorable Mentions will be recognized in the following categories; Landscape, Seascape, People, Animals, Floral and Abstract. The Cultural Center directors will jury. Learn more.
Deadline: September 9, 2016

Artist Fellowships A Blade of Grass Fellowship (New York, NY) is currently accepting applications for one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair project support of $20,000 with strategic support, field research tools, video documentation, and other tailored resources for socially engaged artists working nationwide. A Blade of Grass supports seven to ten artists or collectives per year, who are selected via an open application process. Learn more.
Deadline: September 19, 2016

Of Note: The Massachusetts Cultural Council’s applications for the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program will be available online on September 1, 2016. Learn more.
Deadline: October 17, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of a dog balancing on hind legs in front of a dinosaur sculpture. In public domain.

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Art from Surprising Places

July 8th, 2016

Maybe it’s the unremarkable visit to the grocery store that sparks an idea for a new project. Or the stultifying job that drives frantic art-making at night. Sometimes, unexpected places prove crucial to the artistic process, be it in the inspiration, the making of, or both.

As part of our periodic questions to artists about their work and lives, we asked: Has a surprising or unusual locale ever proven a boon to your art-making?

Cover art from THE POINT OF VANISHING (Beacon Press, 2015) by Howard Axelrod

Howard Axelrod, writer
Several readers have asked whether I wrote my memoir, The Point of Vanishing, which is about living in solitude in northern Vermont, while I was living in solitude in northern Vermont. I didn’t. I wrote it mostly in a house just outside of Boston, in my apartment on the third floor, in a room facing a busy street, the windows closed against the noise of deliveries at the local taqueria, and the blinds closed against the sun. Readers tend to find this image, rather than the romantic one of a writer at a rough-hewn desk overlooking the mountains, disappointing.

But the outpost that inspires writing isn’t necessarily conducive to it. To write, it helps me to be in a place that doesn’t call for my attention — to be above a street I can easily forget and then easily return to, to be in a place whose grandeur is less than that of the place I’m writing about. Of course, it helps to have traveled back from a place, like the northern Vermont woods, that I can’t help but remember.

Cecelia Raker, playwright
I am not a morning person. I have visions of my someday self awakening with the sunrise birds and blissfully churning out pages with a cup of steaming tea… yeah, nope, that’s not me. I will stay up until 3am and then sleep until 1pm if you let me. I try not to let me, because of weird stuff like human relationships and day jobs.

I am, however, an airplane person. I remember as a kid staring for hours out the tiny windows, making up stories about the towering clouds’ lives. I love the whoosh of takeoff, the stomach-scramble of turbulence, the patchwork of little lives laid out below.

Unfortunately, given that I’m also an artist on a tight budget, I most often end up on airplanes that leave very early in the morning – cranky, disheveled, exhausted. These seats are not a bed. The air smells recycled. Nothing is beautiful or inspiring. Put that window down, I’m trying to sleep.

So imagine my surprise when I discovered by accident that crack-of-dawn air travel seems to be the exact cocktail I need to write more prolifically than I ever do while grounded. Something about being suspended in a fragile metal wing-can miles above my planet makes me believe that anything I make while in that space won’t be too significant—and somehow that short-circuits my usual loop of procrastination and perfectionism, and I land with a journal full of decently usable and sometimes even funny scenes. I wish airlines had writers’ residencies.

Stephen Mishol, visual artist
My drawings are studio fictions but much of the catalyst for this grew out of my time living in Boston’s South End, on the edge of all the construction that was taking place there at the time. Even though my work doesn’t document a specific place and depends on collections of information from many places, the qualities of that landscape informed much of my work and still does to this day – the diffused light, the compression of forms, and the manner in which the city seemed to reinvent itself on a daily basis.

In that environment, it was easy to experience extreme change – from the open horizon of the sea, to the congestion of the city. In addition, over time, as the landscape became more fused with construction, it developed a very muscular ability to redirect and alter progress and perception as one traveled through it.

Eventually, I came to view the city more as an equation of division and accumulation, reflecting shifts in aesthetics, politics and necessity. To this day, my drawings are still influenced by that time and like that environment, I continue to see them as equations in the process of defining themselves.

Stephen Mishol, SOFT HORIZON (2015), Graphite on paper, 22x30in


Howard Axelrod is the author of the memoir The Point of Vanishing: A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Shambhala Sun, and the Boston Globe, among other publications, and he has taught at Grub Street in Boston.

Stephen Mishol is a visual artist who teaches at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He has received MCC fellowships in both Drawing & Printmaking and Painting and is represented by Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston.

Cecelia Raker is a 2016 PlayLab Fellow with Company One Theatre in Boston. Her play “La Llorona,” which recently received an Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroys List, will have a reading at Company One on July 24. The play will go on to have a workshop at Fresh Ink Theatre in September, with a full production planned for May ’17.

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Pledge Allegience to Artist Opportunities

July 5th, 2016

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Register to vote in Massachusetts. 

Call for Artists The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is actively seeking Artists for their monthly gallery exhibitions. Accepting 2D and 3D works no larger than 4’x4′. 80 lbs max. Dorchester residents preferred, but not required. Entries will be reviewed by the exhibition committee of the DAC Board on a rolling basis, as entries are submitted. The committee will inform artists of its interest in working with said artist for future endeavors, including group/solo shows. Artists will be notified within a week of the first of the month. Accepted work should be delivered to 157 A Washington St. Dorchester, MA. Each exhibit lasts at least one month. The exhibitions will be publicized on the DAC official website, on Facebook, and other social media venues. Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Program designed for students, artists, scientists, professionals and anyone interested in nature, art, and biology. ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico is a hands-on, immersive, and project-based program that integrates biology and art in the field, at various environments in Puerto Rico. The focus of the program is to learn about Puerto Rico’s diverse wildlife through artmaking and field biology. They will travel to rainforests, dry forests, beach, coastal, coral reef, mangrove, and mountain environments. The program involves multiple site-specific projects that integrate creativity, art and biology. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Humor Writing The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting entries for the Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a humorous short story or essay. Excerpts of the winning piece will be published on the Mark Twain House & Museum website. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016

Poetry Entries are now being accepted for Literal Latté’s Poetry Award. A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a poem. Submit up to six poems of no more than 2,000 words. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2016

Call to Artists Fort Point Arts Community invites artists to submit work to the exhibition MATERIALS WITNESS at The Gallery at Atlantic Wharf. Guest Curator: Leah Triplett Harrington. Materials Witness invites artists to submit work that considers and presents how histories are visually represented or encoded physically. Submissions must push viewers to examine how time is physically reflected in the objects and infrastructures around them. Work in any medium, including video, will be considered. Large scale submissions and installations are greatly encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, July 24, 2016 (midnight EST)

Furniture Fellowship Applications are now being accepted by The Society of Arts and Crafts for the The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship whereby $25,000 is awarded annually to one artist. The fellowship will focus on furniture makers whose work is contemporary and functional and artists who live/work in Northeast United States. Traditional and sculptural furniture makers as well as candidates from other regions in the United States may be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: August 31, 2016

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize In Photography, an award for a North American photographers pursuing work of creative or social importance. The winner receives $3,000, publication of a book of photography, a solo exhibit, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two women dressed up for a Fourth of July gathering in 1919. (Library of Congress)

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Fellows Notes – Jul 16

July 1st, 2016

It’s July, which means it’s summer, it’s really really summer. Tip up your sun visor and read this months news from current and past MCC Fellows/Finalists.

Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency

Amy Archambault and Leslie Schomp are in the Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft at Fitchburg Art Museum (thru 9/4).

Congratulations to Sari Boren and Aaron Krol, each awarded 2016 Emerging Artist Grants from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.


Deborah Abel is one of three choreographers featured in Dance International this summer. Deborah and her husband, co-director/music director Lee Perlman of the Deborah Abel Dance Company, along with Ronald K. Brown and Santee Smith, are featured in the cover story “Spirit in Dance” by Kimerer LaMothe. It is available currently on newsstands.

Elizabeth Alexander will have a solo exhibition, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year at Boston Sculptors Gallery (thru 7/17).

Linda Bond is one of the artists exhibiting in Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns at Brattleboro Museum (thru 10/23).

Congratulations to Ambreen Butt, who will have a work of art purchased and donated to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The Massachusetts State Committee of the NMWA have purchased her work The Great Hunt I, which will exhibit as part of the NMWA’s Women to Watch biennial exhibition in September.

Laura Chasman‘s portrait Lydia will be included in The Retrieval of the Beautiful, a group show at The Painting Center in NYC (thru 7/22).

Timothy Coleman has work in two exhibitions with New Hampshire Furniture Masters this month: New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, NH (7/12-7/23, reception 7/21, 5 PM) and Moffatt Ladd House in Portsmouth, NH (reception 7/30). See the full exhibition schedule.

Samantha Fields is among the artists in Contexture at Jane Lombard Gallery in NYC (thru 8/31). She’s also exhibiting in CounterCraft: Voices in the Indie Craft Community at Fuller Craft Museum (thru 7/10). At Montserrat College of Art, she’ll exhibit in SEVEN: A Performative Drawing Project (Reunion) (7/30-9/10).

Georgie Friedman is creating a large-scale, site-specific video installation for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s SOLSTICE 2016. The work, called Our Freezing and Melting World, progresses from intense snow storms, glacial ice and small icebergs, to ice melt/waterfalls, and abstracted deep sea waters. Also, Georgie is one of the three artists taking part in the inaugural Boston Artists-in-Residence Program. Read about her project.

Patrick Gabridge will have a public reading of his new play Drift as part of the Huntington Theatre Summer Workshop. The reading is directed by Marti Lyons and takes place 7/23, 6 PM at the Calderwood Pavilion. RSVP to attend.

Beth Galston‘s retrospective exhibition, Recasting Nature, Selected Sculptures by Beth Galston, 1998-2016, has opened at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA (thru 9/18).

Christy Georg is artist-in-residence in the Kohler Arts/Industry Program thru this month.

Basia Goszczynska has a solo exhibition, Rainbow Credits, on view at the Mid-Manhattan Library (thru 8/1). She will discuss her work with guest Raphael Montañez Ortiz during an Artist in Dialogue Series event (7/30).

Congratulations to Masako Kamiya, selected to receive a 2016 Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation.

Cristina Kotz Cornejo will screen her film 3 Americas at the 2016 Distrital Formación event at Cine Tonalá in Mexico City, in July.

Congratulations to Jesse Kreitzer, whose film Black Canaries received the Jury Award for Best New England Short Film at the 18th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival in June.

Julie Levesque has a solo exhibition at Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown: Carte Blanche (7/27-8/17, reception 7/27 7-9 PM).

Scott Listfield has a solo show of new work, LAX, at Gallery 1988 East in L.A. (thru 7/20, reception 7/15, 7-9 PM). In August, he’ll have a solo show at Lancaster Museum of Art as part of the Made in America series.

Julie Mallozzi is celebrating 20 years of Julie Mallozzi Productions.

Mary Bucci McCoy has a solo exhibition at Gray Contemporary in Houston (7/9-8/20, opening reception 7/9 5-9 PM). She recently exhibited in the pop-up group show Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze at Heskin Contemporary in NYC.

Ethan Murrow‘s Project Atrium, a large-scale drawing at MOCA Jacksonville (FL), is on view 7/16-10/30. See the drawing progress.

Cecelia Raker‘s play La Llorona, which recently received an Honorable Mention on the 2016 Kilroys List, will have a reading at Company One (7/24), where she is a PlayLab Fellow. The play will go on to have a workshop at Fresh Ink Theatre in September, with a full production planned for May ’17.

Camilo Ramirez recently had a solo exhibition of photographs, The Gulf at ArtsWorcester. The Worcester Telegram published a photo gallery of the opening event.

Daniel Ranalli has work in the group show Small Things Considered II at Lawrence Miller Gallery in NYC (7/5-8/19).

Irina Rozovsky is exhibiting in the three-person show Exalted Position at Peter Blum Gallery in NYC (thru 9/2).

Ann Strassman currently has work on view at the Mercury Gallery in Rockport.

Bill Thompson has a solo show at Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston (thru 7/28).

Linda K. Wertheimer will be a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Writer’s Center, in August. Her book Faith Ed: Teaching Religion in an Age of Intolerance was recently featured on the CBS Religion and Democracy program.

Debra Weisberg has wall sculptures in the group show Surface Appeal: Material Perception at DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport (thru 7/31, opening reception 7/9, 5-7 PM). On 7/24, at 2 PM, composer and musician Ken Field will perform, and the artist will speak about the relationship between her sculptural works and sound/music.

Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.

Image: Christy Georg at work during the Kohler Arts Industry Residency.

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Hats Off for Artist Opportunities

June 28th, 2016

People Dancing Outside That You Have Rarely Seen Today (27)

Poets The Comstock Review’s Muriel Craft Bailey Award offers a prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $5 entry fee.  Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2016

Call for Art Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, MA, is currently accepting entries for their third annual juried exhibition, Juror’s Choice. FLUX Boston founder Elizabeth Devlin is the guest juror. Painting, drawing, prints, small sculpture, mixed media, and photography, with no limitations on style or subject are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: July 8, 2016

Artist Residency Applications are now being accepted for the artists-in-residence at the City of Boston program. There is an online information session July 14, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm. Learn more.
Deadline: July 24, 2016

Call for Art The Resident Artists Gallery in Brainerd, Minnesota is now accepting submissions for When Doves Cry/A Party For Prince Rogers Nelson. Learn more.
Deadline: July 25, 2016

Playwrights The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2017 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement. Learn more.
Deadline: August 15, 2016

Gender Identity Festival OBERON, the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, is seeking artistic submissions for the I.D. Festival, a series of events that explore and celebrate gender identity, opening at OBERON in January 2017 and presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s 2016/17 season production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. OBERON is currently seeking submissions of theater, dance, music, and other performance art that is festival-friendly and ready to present in the unique club theater environment as part of the I.D. Festival. They are seeking work created in part or in whole by artists who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender non-conforming though submissions are open to all explorations of gender identity. Visual art and film submissions will also be considered. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2016

Handmade Works Amazing Things Arts Center is accepting applications for their Annual Holiday Market (Sunday November 6, 2016 between 11am & 4pm). They are looking for all things unique and handmade. Vendor spots are open to all Artists & Artisans at least 18 years old. Vendors will be on the first and second floor (elevator available). Learn more.
Deadline: September 23. 2016

Contemporary Craft The Greater Denton Arts Council in Texas is currently accepting entries for their the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Image credit: Photograph of two men on the beach each holding a hats in his hands. In public domain.

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Safety First Artist Opportunities

June 21st, 2016


Only you can prevent… yourself from missing these calls and opportunities.

Toy Camera Photographs The Somerville Toy Camera Festival has extended its deadline for entries for the fourth annual toy camera festival. Images of any subject matter made with a “toy” camera (any low-end, low-tech, limited-control camera) will be accepted. The festival will take place in September 2015 at three locations throughout Somerville. Learn more.
Extended Deadline: June 29, 2016

Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the National Poetry Review Press Book Prize. Winner receives a prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage is the judge. Learn more. Questions, contact
Deadline: June 30, 2016

Call for Art The Newton Free Library seeks proposals of 2D, original work by local artists for January-June 2017 shows. Exhibiting policy at under the Events tab. Questions, contact Ellen at or call 617-796-1410.
Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016 (12 noon)

Artist Fellowships The 2016 Strokosch Fellowships will be awarded to three emerging ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, or Native American) artist residency leaders to support their participation in the Alliance of Artists Communities fall conference in Portland, Oregon. Fellows will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward travel, lodging and professional development opportunities at the conference. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2015

Call for Art Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham is currently accepting entries for their Annual Open Arts Juried Show in Gallery160. Open to any artist at least 18 years old, and artists can submit works in any medium of any subject. Must drop off works for review to Gallery160. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2016

Call to Artists Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham is currently accepting exhibition proposals to show work in any of their 3 gallery spaces: Gallery160, Stage Gallery, and The Amazing Starbucks Gallery. Review the rules and guidelines for submission instructions. Questions, contact Learn more.
Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Painting of Smokey the Bear by Rudy Wendelin.

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Artist Opportunties for All

June 15th, 2016


Call for Art Seeking submissions from New England area contemporary artists and artist groups/organizations of all mediums to exhibit in The Enso Art Gallery, located in downtown Brockton MA. Email the following to a link to a portfolio of work; resume, or a brief description of your art related experiences; a paragraph summary of the work you wish to present.
Deadline: Ongoing

Documentary Filmmakers Fledgling has an open rolling application process for grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. Grants typically range from $10K?—?$25K, and the awards support audience engagement planning and implementation. Support for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. Grants are not available to support production or post-production. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling

Playwrights Residency The Ingram New Works Lab is an artistic home for playwrights and a fertile environment for the creation of new plays. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights share and develop a new work and receive  support and project guidance. During their residency, each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a brand new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival in May 2017. Learn more.
Deadline: June 13, 2016

Call to Artists The Rocky Neck Art Colony is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition, A Visual Feast. This exhibition will be on view at the very peak of summer activity on Rocky Neck which sees hundred of visitors every day. Learn more.
Deadline: June 22, 2016

Call for Art Galatea Fine Art announces a call for artists for its upcoming juried exhibition, New England Collective VII. Open to artists from New England working in all media. Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2016

Choreographers The New England Dance Fund will award small, catalytic grants directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. The fund aims to strengthen the dance sector in the New England region. Learn more.
Deadline: July 15, 2016

Call for Artists Roxbury Open Studios is a once-a-year opportunity to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, other fine arts, and studio crafts. The event provides a means for individual creativity to play its part in the cultural and economic development of Roxbury. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2016

GROUNDBREAKING GRANT OPPORTUNITY**New MacArthur Competition for 100 Million $ Grant **The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced a competition through which a single $100 million grant will be awarded to a project designed to solve a critical problem affecting people, a place, or the entire world. Learn more.
Deadline: September 2, 2016 (11:00 a.m. Central)

Image: the White House lit up with rainbow colors, done in commemoration of the Supreme Court’s ruling to recognize same-sex marriage nationwide, in June 2015.

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