Seeing Color

March 26th, 2015

Valspar Paint partnered with EnChroma to build colorblindness-correcting eyeglasses.
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Artist Opportunities Kicking Out the Jams

March 24th, 2015


Short Stories A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

Writers and Playwrites Entries are now being accepted for the Arts & Letters $1,000 prize contest. Disciplines include Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction. Winners are published in their Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2015

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian Artists  The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is accepting applications for the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowship Program. Disciplines include dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts. Grants of $20,000 will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have had a significant impact on their discipline.  Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015 (5 p.m. PST)

Outdoor Sculpture Proposals Art In the Orchard, third biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition in Easthampton, MA, is now accepting proposals. They are looking for large, durable outdoor sculpture which can be displayed on their 120 acre farm setting from August through Halloween. Honorariums total over $6000. Learn more. Questions, contact Jean-Pierre Pasche 413-529-9265 or
Deadline: April 20, 2015

Project Proposals  The J.M. Kaplan Fund is accepting proposals for the J.M.K. Innovation Prize. The Prize will provide up to three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds available for technical assistance or targeted project expenses, making a total award of up to $175,000. The Prize seeks to support inter-disciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Poetry The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Boston Public Library Children’s Writer-in-Residence Program
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Children’s Writer-in-Residence program. The selected applicant will receive a $20,000 stipend and office space at the BPL’s Central Library in Copley Square. He or she must work a minimum of 19 hours per week at the BPL during the nine-month residency (September 2015 through May 2016). Projects eligible for this program are fiction, non-fiction, a script, or poetry, intended for children or young adults. Illustrations may be combined with any of these formats, but are not required. To be eligible, the applicant must be a US citizen and cannot have published more than three books to date. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Image credit: Black and white photograph of swing dancers. Photograph in public domain.


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Record-Breaking Artist Opportunities

March 17th, 2015


Okay, we’re ready for spring now.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Zea Mays Printmaking Workshops
Creative Capital Online Learning Workshops

Of Note: Assets for Artists is offering free professional development workshops for Massachusetts-based creative entrepreneurs. Sarah Platanitis will teach the workshop Get Press Ready: PR for Artists on April 25 (in Lawrence) and May 2 (in North Adams). Jessica Burko teaches Finding your Message: Branding and Marketing for Visual Artists (in North Adams) on April 9 with select artists participating on April 10 as well. Workshops are free but space is limited. Learn more and apply.
Deadline: March 20, 2015

Call for Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Casting Shadows (May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015). Open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. Learn more.
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Art Exploring Consumerism SIPMA Contemporary has issued a call to artists for I Live Here Now at The Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA. Art exploring communitarianism, the notion of luxury, globalization and displacement, and other topics related to consumerism are encouraged to submit. All media encouraged. Goggleworks extends over a city block housing 4 galleries and artists residencies, so large scale installations are eligible. Show dates: May 8 – June 14, 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: April 4, 2015

Call for Proposals The DownStreet Art Festival 2015 in North Adams is seeking proposals from artists and curators. Proposals can include interactive element, temporary outdoor installations, exhibitions that encourage participation or proposals for works-in-progress that will culminate in a performance or exhibition opening. Learn more.
Deadline: April 5, 2015

Performing Artists Applications are now being accepted for the Somerville art festival ARTBEAT (held on the third weekend in July). Artists and festival goers converge on Davis Square, transforming it into one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Call to Artists Danforth Art is now accepting submissions for their 2015 annual juried exhibitions. Emerging and established artists in all media are invited to submit work. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Emerging Playwrights The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation and OHenry Productions are encouraging talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success to submit to the Emerging Playwrights Contest. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. There is no entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for EXPOSURE: the 19th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition (June 18-July 26, 2015). Juror: Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Current PRC Individual or Institutional Membership required (valid through July 31, 2015). Photographers may submit up to ten (10) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work, artist statement, and resume. Learn more to apply.
Deadline: April 12, 2015 (before 11:59pm)

Public Art The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, a facility that will combine cancer treatment and cutting-edge research, is seeking artworks for three distinct sites. Total Budget: $342,000 – $362,000. Learn more.
Deadline April 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted by the Silvermine Arts Center for their 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition (Show Dates: June 6 – July 26, 2015). Open to all media. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Call for Art The Zeitgeist Gallery in Beverly, MA, is currently accepting entries for their upcoming exhibition Love from the Earth – Minerals, Mushrooms & Plants. Learn more.
Deadline: June 1, 2015 (midnight)

Female Artists The Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, invites female artists who have been making work professionally or as a student for less than 10 years to submit their work to Reclamation, an exhibition that surveys the work of the emerging talent of women artists in New England. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2015

Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Creative Space 3/11

March 11th, 2015

Periodically, ArtSake shares creative space listings sent to us by and for artists. For another way to quickly find creative spaces, visit SpaceFinder Mass.

Here are the most recent as of March 11, 2015:

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Artist studio for sublet in the Taza Chocolate factory

Looking for artists, filmmakers, writers, interested in renting studio space in Somerville in the Taza Chocolate Factory Building starting May. The sublet is for a year possibly longer, in one of the best studio buildings around. Subleting approx 500 sqft space in a large studio for $750/mon, utilities and wi-fi internet included — REALLY great space, high ceilings, natural light, AC, kitchenette with sink. The building has freight elevator, open studios twice a year. Close to public transportation. You will be sharing the space with an interdisciplinary media artist, female. Call 619-723-4843.



For Sale: Artist Live/Work Space in Davis Square Artists Cooperative

Loft overlooks bike path and is 5 min. to Red Line subway, restaurants, etc. 1245 sq. ft. loft is south facing on 2nd floor with two bedrooms, living/dining area, and huge windows. Maple floors, 11′ ceiling height, great LIGHT.

The 666 sq. ft. ground floor studio has 5 north windows and a double door to the outside. Elevator, shared roof deck and garden, one off street parking space. Mix-It Coop requires buyer to be an artist: visual, music, writing, architect etc., who lives and works here.

$899,000. Contact


If you’re interested in listing a Massachusetts creative space on ArtSake, send us a 100 word or less description, with links and images, if applicable. If you’re interested in finding one, check posts tagged in the blog’s creative space category to find the latest listings.

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Monkeying Around with Artist Opportunities

March 10th, 2015


Of Note: SpaceFinder Mass is a free directory of arts venues and creative spaces across the state of Massachusetts. Find space for your next performance, special event, class, rehearsal, film shoot and more. A project of Fractured Atlas, The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Call for Work The All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of LGBTQ arts and culture. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows Learn more.
Deadline: March 22, 2015

Call for Art The North River Arts Society in Marshfied is currently accepting entries for their juried Figure and Portrait Exhibition. The juror is Johanna Harmon. Learn more.
Deadline: March 27, 2015

Call for Art ArtsWorcester Biennial is currently accepting entries in all media. The juror is Susan Stoops. Awards include the $500 Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show, $200 awards for Best of Category, and $50 Honorable Mention Awards. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Call to Artists The Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery is now accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibit Rivers, Streams and Lakes. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photographic prints only (for judging purposes only) of their most engaging nature based work. Any medium is acceptable. All prints must be labeled on the back with name, contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece and medium. Entry fee is $15 for up to 5 pieces, please provide a stamped return envelope to fit your artwork if you would like it returned. If selected for a show, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information upon request). Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067. Please contact for any questions.
Deadline: April 13, 2015

Photography Grant The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build
audiences for photography. They are looking for projects that focus on creating demand for photography and provide a concrete plan to create one-to-one connections between the photographer, the viewer, and the audience. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Artists of the Northeast Art of the Northeast (AoNE) has issued a call for entries for the 65th Annual Art of the Northeast juried exhibition at the Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT. The call for entries is open to all artists in any media throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland (D.C.). Michelle Grabner, who was one of three curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial (and its first artist curator) will co-curate the 65th annual Art of the Northeast with her husband, artist Brad Killam. Learn more.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Poets The Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry includes a cash award of $3,000, publication by Tupelo Press, 20 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. $28 fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Gallery in Maynard, MA, is currently accepting proposals for group or solo exhibitions for their September 2015 through July 2016 season. Proposals should be for group or solo exhibitions,  present a coherent theme, and should be based on a unifying concept that is social, historical, philosophical, cultural, political or other. The ArtSpace Gallery Committee may combine solo proposals creating two to four mini solo shows in one large exhibit. Preference will be given to New England artists.  For more information contact
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Residency The Ragdale Foundation is accepting applications for residencies for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Media: gif from archival image by Bill Domonkos.

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How Have Setbacks Impacted Your Art?

March 9th, 2015

Roughly once a month, we pose a question to artists about an issue they face in their work and lives.

This month, we’re interested in how setbacks shape (or don’t) an artist’s work. So we asked artists in different disciplines, Have you ever had a setback that had a major impact on your trajectory as an artist?


Toni Pepe, photography artist
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Failure is an inevitable part of the creative process. It is something I try to welcome, understand, and put to use. After recently becoming a new mother I struggled with the balance between work, family, and art. That wonderful weight of guilt that settles in when I haven’t been in the studio started to become heavier and heavier. My previous method for shooting, which often involved locking myself away for hours and days to make one image, needless to say, was not feasible.

My time was no longer my own and I had to adjust my expectations drastically. I have always mined the family album and personal experience for content and incorporating my children into the work felt like a natural progression. At first, I failed magnificently. Each shoot led only to blurry baby arms and legs, and I was peed on more times than I’d like to admit. It took a full year before I made an image I was excited about.

Working with my children opened up a new avenue for spontaneity in my work. They are creatures with individual wills and while they’ll follow my direction, their interpretations are what make the images successful.

Emily Ross, writer
My biggest setback as a writer came during a meeting with an agent at a writing conference. Thanks to GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program I’d just finished the novel I’d worked on for seven years and was ready to find an agent. But I wasn’t ready for what I heard. After saying some nice things, the agent told me I needed to make my YA mystery thriller, set firmly in the Sixties, contemporary. Other sessions I attended confirmed that I’d inadvertently stepped into the Bermuda Triangle of marketing by setting my YA novel over fifty years ago.

It was hard to hear but I listened. I took a stab at making my book contemporary, but my story was intricately tied to the decade it was set in. Changing that would mean writing a new book. Then I put my novel aside for a while and read literary thrillers I hoped were like mine. They made realize that the most important thing was the dark story I was telling. When I finally started revising again I removed cultural references that weren’t essential and focused on strengthening my story. My setback had made me more aware of the market but also reinforced my commitment to the novel I’d written. A year after that writing conference, I started querying in earnest and found my wonderful agent Rebecca Podos. Half in Love with Death, my YA novel set in the Sixties, will be published by Merit Press in 2016.

Warren Mather, ceramic and photography artist
I don’t really want to answer this question because of the jinx possibilities in that I feel fortunate not to have experienced any recent “setbacks.” Contracting polio and nearly drowning as a child were wake up calls that happened too early to affect my art direction (unless now, subconsciously). Rejections in affairs of the heart during my 20′s pumped up the intensity and volume of my art production but there was no change in what I was doing. Now in my mature years, energy that fuels my working is more like water seeping downhill through rock ledges than, say, steam propelled geyser eruptions of years past. Recently, none of my emotional circuit breakers have been tripped by setbacks.



Warren Mather is a ceramic and photography artist who fires photographic, video, and computer drawn images in ceramic glaze. He has work in the Basic Black exhibition at the Concord Art Association (through 4/3).

Toni Pepe‘s photographs are incorporated into the newly published poetry book Bullies in Love by Jendi Reiter.

Emily Ross graduated from GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program, and she has been published in Menda City Review and Boston Magazine. Her YA novel Half in Love with Death is forthcoming from Merit Press in 2016.

Images: Toni Pepe, UNTITLED (from the series ANGLE OF REPOSE); Warren Mather, ASPEN GROVE (2013), ceramic mounted on wood, 30.5×30.5×2 in.

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Find Affordable, Appropriate Creative Spaces on SpaceFinder Mass

March 9th, 2015

SpaceFinder Mass

You’ve got the artistic vision – for the theatre production, the art exhibition, the dance performance,  the music ensemble – but what you need is space.

Head to SpaceFinder Mass, which includes creative spaces for rent throughout Massachusetts. (Of the 300+ spaces currently listed, 50% are outside of Greater Boston.) This free online service can quickly connect you to available and affordable performance, rehearsal, and other types of creative spaces. Profiles for new spaces are being added each week.

You can manage your search criteria to find rental space to fit your budget, your time frame, and the creative needs of your project. Many spaces list their calendars and some offer online booking options, making the space selection process that much easier.

SpaceFinder Mass was developed by the artists service organization Fractured Atlas and is a project of the Arts and Business Council of Boston. We (MCC) are a proud partner in the project, along with StageSource and Boston Dance Alliance.

Find a Rental on SpaceFinder Mass.

While you’re at it, you may want to investigate Fractured Atlas programs for artists, including fiscal sponsorship, international artist visas, ticket/donation/fan-tracking software, and more. Also, the Arts & Business Council has a portfolio of professional development programs for artists including the Essential Training for the Arts (ETA), Artist’s Professional Toolbox (APT), and Musician’s Professional Toolbox (MPT), among others. It also offers fiscal sponsorship and pro bono legal services through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

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TALKABOUTDANCE – Racism in American Concert Dance

March 5th, 2015


This Sunday José Mateo Ballet Theatre hosts TALKABOUTDANCE, a free event, open to the public, focusing on racism in American concert dance training and performance. The panelists will draw from their personal and professional experiences and share with us ways we can more equitably provide safe, inclusive environments for the dance students and artists whose lives we help shape.

Panelists Include:
Bithiah Carter, Moderator, Founder and President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy
Musau Dibinga, Managing Director, OrigiNation, Inc.
Janelle Gilchrist, Performing Artist, José Mateo Ballet Theatre
Marianne Harkless, Assistant Director, Benkadi Drum & Dance
Licia McLean, Co-Founder, 4Star Dance Studio
Tyra Sidberry, Former Director, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, Third Sector New England

Racism in American Concert Dance
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 – 4:30pm
400 Harvard St., Cambridge
A panel discussion on issues of race in dance, followed by World Café-style conversation. Refreshments served. Learn more and RSVP here!


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Get Ahead Artist Opportunities

March 3rd, 2015


Get your head in the game and take advantage of these upcoming opportunities.

Of Note Spark! Networking Event at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox, MA. Register now for the first SPARK! networking event of the year, held at Sohn Fine Art in conjunction with the 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition benefiting Berkshire Creative. Meet other creatives working in the region, make connections, get inspired, and learn something new – all against the backdrop of beautiful and thought-provoking photography. Free, but please register.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm


Emerging, Diverse Writers HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. Apply using Learn more.
Deadline: Application portal opens March 4, 2015 and will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached.

Poets of African Descent The Cave Canem Foundation is accepting applications for its Poetry Prize, an award of $1000 and publication by Graywolf Press of a first poetry collection by a poet of African descent. Nikky Finney will judge. $15 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 9, 2015

First Novel Award The James Jones Literary Society of Wilkes University offers the First Novel Fellowship, a prize of $10,000 for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not yet published a novel. Past recipients include Cam Terwilliger. $30 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2015

Temporary Public Art Fort Points Arts Community (FPAC) seeks proposals for a temporary public art installation in conjunction with FPAC’s May 2015 Open Studios. Projects may be proposed for any outdoor site in the Fort and should be accessible to Open Studios viewers as well as the general public. All media considered, one month minimum duration. Q&A session for applicants Monday, March 9, 2015, at FPAC Gallery. Learn more.
Deadline: March 19, 2015

New Music New Music USA is accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Project Grants. The grants support projects that involve new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording. Awards can range between $250 and $15,000. Projects can take place up to two years past the deadline or up to six months prior. Requests can come from individuals or organizations. Learn more.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Forest Artist Residency Artists in all media are invited to apply for the 2015 White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) Artist-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The residency program seeks to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests in general and to the WMNF in particular. One residency opportunity of at least three weeks will be offered between July and September; the artist(s) selected will be able to indicate their preferred time. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2015

Documentaries The Sundance Documentary Fund provides strategic financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. The organization provides $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Learn more.
Deadline: Applications accepting on a rolling basis until August 3, 2015

Image: vintage poster of American magician Harry Kellar, from Weird Vintage.

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Fellows Notes – Mar 15

March 2nd, 2015

It’s March: in like a lion, out like a much less snowy lion (hopefully).

Here’s the latest news/notes from MCC Fellows and Finalists.


Mary Lum and Rachel Perry Welty are both exhibiting in the Yancey Richardson Gallery booth at the Armory Show in NYC (3/5-3/8).

Nathalie Miebach, Cristi Rinklin, and Michelle Samour, are exhibiting in a three person show called Nature Tech at Fitchburg Art Museum (3/9-6/7, opening reception 3/8, 1-3 PM, artists’ talks 3/22, 1:30 PM).

Jendi Reiter‘s new poetry collection Bullies in Love is being published by Little Red Tree Publishing. The collection integrates photographic art by Toni Pepe. The book launch, with poetry reading and photography exhibit, will be at the Forbes Library in Northampton (3/7, 2-4 PM).

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman and August Ventimiglia are both exhibiting in Excavations at the New Art Center (3/22-5/9), as part of NAC’s Curatorial Opportunity Program.


Elizabeth Alexander is exhibiting in a dual show with Alicia Renadette called Merged at Mill no. 5 in Lowell (3/14-3/29, an opening reception featuring “edible art, soundscape, and surprises” with “formal attire optional” takes place 3/14, 3-6 PM, and a panel discussion moderated by the artists takes place 3/25, 6:30-8:30 PM, in the Luna Theater).

Kelly Carmody will be exhibiting a selection of paintings and drawings, Kelly Carmody: Deeper Sense at the Walter Feldman Gallery, a new exhibition space for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (3/2-4/7, opening reception 3/5, 5:30-7:30 PM).

Jay Critchley will have a 30+ year survey of his work at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, in May/June.

Janet Echelman is creating a new work of public art for Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, and BostInno recently imagined what the project could look like.

Christy Georg is currently an artist-in-residence at de Fabriek in Eindhoven, the Netherlands working with four other artists toward the exhibition 27 Below which opens March 20. She’s also in the group exhibitions Primo Lane at Outpost Projects in California (thru 5/24), Axle Indoors at Peters Projects in Santa Fe (thru 3/21) and 20 Cubed at Platz Gallery in Albuquerque (thru 3/27).

Magdalena Gomez is one of the three writers (with Robbie McCauley and Kate Snodgrass) presenting work as part of Badass by Sleeping Weazel, at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre (3/5-3/14).

Sean Greene organized and is exhibiting in Infinity Mirror along with Xylor Jane, Gary Petersen, Nichole Van Beek, and Warren Isensee, at Herter Gallery, UMass Amherst (thru 4/2). Recently, the artist created an indoor mural at the Facebook Offices in Cambridge. Also, he has a painting in Our First Show at Seen Gallery in Pawtucket RI (thru 3/8) and recently exhibited in The Book Show at Taber Art Gallery at Holyoke Community College.

Ariel Kotker‘s installation His Room as He Left It will be exhibited for one night only at Find and Form Space in Boston (3/6, 6-8 PM).

Holly Lynton will have her first Miami solo exhibition at Dina Mitrani Gallery (3/12-5/2, opening reception 3/12, 6-9 PM, artist talk at 7 PM).

Rania Matar is exhibiting in Art on Paper in New York City (3/5-3/8), part of the Richard Levy Gallery show at Booth 411.

Nathalie Miebach, along with exhibiting at the Fitchburg Art Museum (see above), will be giving a talk at the Newburyport Art Association on 3/14, 3 PM, in conjunction with the exhibition Storm Surge (3/6-3/28). She also has a piece at the President’s Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in a show called Gaining Perspectives: A Visual History of MassArt (thru 3/20).

Sally B. Moore has a solo show, Reroute/Reroot, at Barbara Krakow Gallery (3/21-4/25, opening reception 3/21 3-5 PM, Artist Talk 4/11, 3 PM).

Cecelia Raker will premiere her full-length play Dry Bones Rising with Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD, in May/June. She will also have a reading of that play with One Bird Productions in NYC (4/5).

Monica Raymond wrote the libretto for the short opera WH2O (Doug Opel, composer), which will have a concert performance at goodthangpassing, a new music festival at Arts at Armory in Somerville (4/3, 9 AM-4 PM). Performers are Raymond Chao (piano) and Jared Hettrick, Lawson Daves, and Samantha Dearborn.

Jieun Shin has a solo exhibition of new work, Jieun Shin: Flora and Schema, at the Herter Gallery of UMass Amherst (thru 4/2).

Congratulations to Karen Skolfield, who won the 2015 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Mara Superior has a solo exhibition, A Porcelain Menagerie, at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln (3/10-3/31, opening reception 3/14, 4-6 PM).

Jonathan Weinert was named a Finalist for the 2015 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

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

Image: Jieun Shin, UNTITLED #2 (2013), watercolor on paper, 15×16 in.

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