Premiere of Film 30 Years in the Making at MFA Boston

November 18th, 2014

Along with running the ArtSake blog, we (the editors) administer a grant program that rewards excellence in individual artists. Consequently, we get to experience a lot of new work, often in the process of its being made.

As the years tumble on, certain projects stick with us. One such project is Lost in the Bewilderness, a captivating personal documentary that Alexandra Anthony submitted, in progress, when she won a fellowship in 2007. It’s a film about Alexandra’s cousin Lucas, kidnapped at age five from his native Greece, only to be found as a teenager in the U.S. (the working title in 2007 was Lucas Lost and Found).

The film stayed with us for its sadness, its sense of wonder, its evocative portrayal of time. The filmmaker spent 30 years making the film. It’s about to have its Boston film premiere.

Lost in the Bewilderness
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thursday, December 4, 7:30 PM
Q & A and reception to follow
Learn more and find ticket info

Watch the film’s trailer, above. And find more work that stays with you in the Gallery@MCC.

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Power Ballad Artist Opportunities

November 18th, 2014


Yes! Punishing power chords will leave those in its path forever mesmerized.

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is accepting applications for their second annual Ceramic Artist-in-Residence Program. They are looking for two early-career clay artists to come live and make ceramic art work from January 5 – April 5, 2015. Residents will share furnished housing, studio space and an art exhibition upon completion of the residency for $400/month. Contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at brian@castlehill.orgLearn more.
Deadline: November 19, 2014

Visual and Performing Artists Visual and performing artists working in all media are invited to participate in the 7th annual city-wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios May 9th and 10th. Artists can either open their personal studio to the public or participate in common venues located throughout Cambridge. Cambridge Arts invites performing artists to showcase their work by pairing with a studio artist or common venue. Learn more
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Call to Artists Entries are now being accepted for the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2014 December Member Art Show which will be on display December 5, 2014-January 4, 2015 at the GALA Art Center, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Non-members are welcome to join at time of entry. Learn More.
Deadline: November 28, 2014

New Media Entries are now being accepted for CURRENTS 2015: 6th Santa Fe International New Media Festival. Categories include: new media installations, outdoor architectural mapping and new media installations, single channel video and animation, multimedia performance, digital dome, experimental or interactive documentary, web-art/art-gaming/mobile device apps, oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Science in Art Maninfest in Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently accepting entries for SCIENTIFICOUS, an International Call for Entries Exploring the Art of Science or Science In Art, a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of the art of science and science in art. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Monmouth Art Museum’s 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. The museum is in Lincroft, NJ. Learn more.
Deadline: December 5, 2014 (12 am EST)

Drawing Entries are now being accepted to INDA 10, the 10th International Drawing Annual, a juried annual publication of works of recent contemporary drawing. Manifest will accept drawing in a wide range of applications; technical, graphic, fine art, design, architectural, digital, illustration, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Student Jewelry and Metalsmithing Artists The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference on May 20-23, 2015. All students, whether part time or full time, under the direction of faculty in any North American degree/diploma/certificate-granting institution are welcome to apply. Learn more
Deadline: January 4, 2015 (11:59pm)

Call For Proposals TransCultural Exchange is Currently Seeking Proposals for its 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds (February 25th – 27th, 2016) to take place at Boston University, with panels, tours and presentations also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, among others. Learn more.
Proposal Deadline: January 10, 2015 (5:00 pm)

Artist Fellowships for Cape Cod Residents The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has announced the availability of Fellowships to provide direct, unrestricted funding to Cape Cod artists in recognition of exceptional work and to foster the creation of new original work. Categories include visual arts, performance arts and written word. Learn more.
Deadline: Visual Arts, February 13, 2015
Deadline: Performance Arts, February, 12, 2016
Deadline: Written Word, February 10, 2017

Curatorial Proposals The New Art Center is currently accepting curatorial proposals for their Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP). Their 2,500 square-foot gallery is a converted church with a 25-foot vaulted ceiling. Curators of accepted proposals receive a 1,000 USD stipend as well as administrative, installation, marketing & P.R. support. Learn more.
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Of note: a Curator Workshop & COP Info Session with Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is on December 16, 7 PM. More info.

Image credit: Bartolomeo Veneto and workshop [Italian (Venetian). Lady Playing a Lute, Italian, about 1530, Oil on panel, 22 x 16 1/4 in. From the J. Paul Getty Museum.


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Creative Space 11/17

November 17th, 2014

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here is the most recent as of November 17, 2014:

Studio/Gallery/Performance/Office Space in Provincetown

Provincetown, Mass.
Studio/Gallery/performance/Office space 1,200 sf. $1600. month. No Live in.
Studio artist or office set-up, comes with desk work area as well, and can be shared.
Includes professional lighting, internet access, heat, air-conditioning, hot-water and access to bathroom and kitchen with work sinks. Heat and electricity included. Available Dec. 2014 to May 2015. Monthly rental considered. Call 617-513-9608


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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Artist Profile: Elizabeth Addison

November 14th, 2014

Elizabeth Addison, creator, composer, lyricist, musical director and founder of the Reviving Visions Theatre Company, reveals the song in her heart with her new musical This is Treatment.  A staged reading of this provocative story of addiction, recovery and women helping women will occur on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Dance Complex in Cambridge.

Elizabeth Addison headshot

I began writing This Is Treatment after my year long stay at a women’s residential treatment facility for substance abuse. While I was in treatment, this thought kept popping in my head, ‘something needs to written about treatment.’As a kid, I always loved musicals, and I always waned to write one, but just never believed that I could. Not having written a song before, I began writing this story about women helping women recover, after a young producer told me ‘all you need to do to write a song is find a melody. After hearing that, I immediately go to work. Three weeks later, I had composed my first song and This Is Treatment was born. My musical is about the resilience of the human spirit. We see women struggling to put the broken pieces of their lives back together. The show will have you experiencing a whirl wind of emotions from sadness, pain, love and joy. It is my hope that with This Is Treatment, people will be able to see pass the addiction, pass the dereliction, pass the monster and into the heart and soul of a human being just trying to get well.


Take a listen to a song from the new musical This is Treatment written by Elizabeth Addison. Videography by Caitlin Timmins.

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This Is Treatment, a staged reading of an original musical by Elizabeth Addison. Directed by Jason Schreiber. Choreography by Ricardo Foster Jr. and Chien Hwe Hong. Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Learn more.

Images courtesy of Elizabeth Addison.

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Artist Opportunities Above the Fold

November 13th, 2014


Call for Sketchbooks The Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville, MA, invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition The Sketchbook Show. The curators are Ellie Laramee-Byers and Rachel MelloLearn more.
Deadline: November 16, 2014

Printmakers The International Print Center New York is currently accepting entries for their New Prints 2015/Winter exhibition. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Call for Art The Brookline Arts Center is currently accepting entries for their exhibition Golden, February 6-April 10, 2015. The jurors are Julie Graham and Mags HarriesLearn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014 (11:59pm)

Artist Residencies The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for established and emerging artists to develop their work. Learn more
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Call for Artists Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. Artists must be a U.S.-based artists, 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2015

Sculptors The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, invites artists to forward a selection of up to three existing sculptures or installations for a juried outdoor exhibition from 5/15/2015 to 11/1/2015. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Image credit: Portrait of Emma, 1887, by Anders Zorn. Image in public domain.

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Creative Space 11/12

November 12th, 2014

While MCC’s ArtistLink Initiative is being re-worked, creative space opportunities that previously would have been listed on are going to be shared here on ArtSake.

Here are the most recent as of November 12, 2014:



Beautiful 3rd floor studio in Jamaica Plain, with a large skylight, 5 windows and high ceilings. 450 sq ft are available in a 1000 sq ft studio with an extra room for shared storage. Parking available. Bathroom with sink down the hall. Located a very short distance from the Green St Station on the Orange Line.

I am an oil painter and would like to share the space with a quiet and responsible artist. The rent is $425 plus utilities. Available 11/1/2014. Contact Elizabeth at:


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Western Avenue Lofts in Lowell

Western Avenue Lofts vacancy for December 1st. Loft 208, 1530sf, $1575/month includes heat and A/C and two parking spaces. Artist pays electricity and water.

This is a second floor loft with ceilings 22ft above the kitchen and bath area and 14ft in the remainder of the space. The 22′ by 8′ window faces north, it is a magnificent space for a photographer. Floors are concrete . . . this is a bare bones artist live/work space in an established community of artists.

To schedule a tour email


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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Final Two Events in Commonwealth Reading Series

November 10th, 2014

Don’t miss the final two events in the 2014 Commonwealth Reading Series, taking place this week! The series highlights MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists in literature.

New Art Center, in conjunction with MCC Painting Fellows/Finalists Exhibition
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 PM, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville MA
Denise Bergman
Joseph Fazio
Kate Leary
Mehdi Okasi
Emily Ross

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, co-sponsored by the Gloucester Writers Center
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:30 PM, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester MA
David Daniel
Ann McArdle
Marsha Pomerantz

Originally, Laura Harrington was scheduled to be a special guest at this reading, but due to unexpected circumstances, she will be unable to participate.

Both readings are free and open to the public.

A brief sampling of work the events’ featured writers and poets…


Learn more about the Commonwealth Reading Series.

Images: (L to R) Joseph Fazio, Denise Bergman, Mehdi Okasi, and Kate Leary (not pictured: Emily Ross); cover art for SEVEN-STAR BIRD by David Daniel, Ann McArdle, cover art for THE ILLUSTRATED EDGE by Marsha Pomerantz.

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Four-On-The-Floor Artist Opportunities

November 4th, 2014


Early photographic discovery of an EDM DJ spinning a groove.

Playwrighting Residency and Commision The McKnight National Residency and Commission program aids in the commissioning and development of new works from nationally recognized playwrights. Benefits include: A $14,000 commission; at least two U.S. round-trip airline tickets; housing during the residency period; up to $5,750 in workshop funds to support the development of the play; a public reading of the commissioned play. Learn more.
Deadline: November 13, 2014

Call for Artists The Provincetown Art Association and Museum’s 100 Members’ Juried Exhibition at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (November 21-January 18,2015). Learn more. Deadline: November 18, 2014 (drop off, 12-4pm)

Emerging Playwrights The Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually, providing emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded for 2015-16, in addition to $1,500 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota and have access to Playwrights’ Center opportunities, including workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Learn more.
Deadline: November 20, 2014

Bands and Ensembles Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music. American Music Abroad (AMA)’s application round for the 2014-15 season in now open. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. Learn more.
Deadline: January 9, 2015

Craft Artists The CERF+’s Emergency Grants and Loans are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. Applicants may request a loan, grant or both. Complete their Emergency Assistance Inquiry form and they will contact you. Deadline: Ongoing

Image credit: Photograph of Boy and toy record player, 1920’s by Harry Walker.

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Vote on Tuesday, November 4th

November 3rd, 2014


ArtSake encourages you to vote tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4th. Find out where to vote and learn more about the candidates and the 4 ballot questions. Because we live in a democratic society, it’s our civic responsibility as citizens to vote. Exercise your rights.

Image credit: Photograph from Rock the Vote.

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Fellows Notes – Nov 14

November 1st, 2014

Some news & notes from past MCC Fellows/Finalists to accompany this month’s turkey (or turkey alternative) suppers.


This month features three opportunities to experience work specifically by MCC Fellows/Finalists!

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Artadia Award Finalists, including past MCC awardees Sonia Almeida, Ria Brodell, Niho Kozuru, Irina Rozovsky, and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman! Find a full list of finalists.

Natalie Andrew and Brian Knep have a dual-show, Cryptogam: New Works by Brian Knep and Natalie Andrew (thru 11/25) at Suffolk University Art Gallery.

Diane Arvanites, Lorraine Chapman, and Anna Myer are all participating in Holding Hands While Dancing, a collaborative dance event with both Green Street Studios and The Dance Complex, 11/2. 6:15 PM reception, 7 PM show, 9 PM post-show reception.

Sean Downey, Timothy Kadish, and Joe Wardwell are exhibiting in Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition at Boston University 808 Gallery (thru 12/14).

Cathy Jacobowitz and Letta Neely read with two other Wildheart Press authors for an event at More Than Words Bookstore in Boston (11/8, 2 PM). The readings will all focus on the theme of youth.

Susanne Matson and Mako Yoshikawa are joining Susan Barba for a Harvard Review-sponsored reading at Porter Square Books (11/3, 7 pm).

Andrew Mowbray and Daniela Rivera are both included in New View: 2014 Faculty Show at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College (thru 12/21).


Elizabeth Alexander has a dual show with Alicia Renadette called Merger, at Mills Art Project in Easthampton, as part of EastWorks Open Studios (11/15-11/16).

Alexandra Anthony‘s documentary film Lost in the Bewilderness will have its official Boston premiere 12/4, 7 PM at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The film will also screen as part of The Best of the New York Greek Film Festival program at Kendall Square Cinema (11/6, 7 PM). The film had its New York City and Latin American premieres in October. More news.

Amy Archambault has an installation, Futile Ascent as part of the exhibition TEEM at GRIN Gallery in Providence (11/20-1/10, opening reception 11/22, 12-9 PM). She’s also a new member at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Sarah Bliss will have a work, Laundry Line, displayed on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED Marquee at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, as part of the Public Media Art Commission in Boston. It can be seen 12/11-2/24, with an artists’ reception 12/11, 6-8 PM. Also, Sarah’s work You Leave Here travels to Airspace Projects in Marrickville, Australia, on 11/22.

David Bookbinder has published a book of his Flower Mandala images. Fifty-two of the images, along with essays, are collected into the book, part of the fulfillment for a Kickstarter campaign (see a preview).

Sari Boren recently returned from a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Prilla Smith Brackett recently had four pieces from her Dreams of Home Series acquired by Danforth Art. She has an dual exhibition with Amy Ragus, called Fractured Visions, at Danforth Art opening in March 2015. This month, she’s part of the invitational exhibit Plenty at 13Forest Gallery in Arlington (11/21/14-1/9/15, opening reception 11/21, 7 PM).

Congratulations to Janet Echelman, who won a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award. Read an article about the artist.

Andrea Sherrill Evans recently wrote about creating a commissioned wall piece for the Brattle Bookshop.

Regina Hansen (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ‘98) has a short story called The Horn of Isafel published in the collection All the Night Tide (Aadenian Ink 2014), a group of stories based on the poems of Edgar Allen Poe.

Joo Lee Kang has a solo show, Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful at the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art (11/1-12/14, opening reception 11/6, 6 PM).

Asia Kepka‘s photography project Horace and Agnes is featured at the Griffin Museum of Photogrpahy Main Gallery (thru 12/14). Read about the project in Slate.

Colleen Kiely (Painting Fellow ’98) has two drawings in the Works on Paper show, juried by Al Miner (curator at the MFA/Boston) at the South Shore Arts Center (thru 12/21).

Niho Kozuru‘s exhibition Cast & Layered is currently on view at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA (thru 1/28/15, opening reception 11/15, 3-5 PM).

Steve Locke‘s first monograph there is no one left to blame is being published by Samsøñ.

Tara L. Masih‘s essay “Be Prepared to Evacuate,” which appears in Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming (Torrey House Press), was excerpted and adapted Stephen Clapp of Dance Box Theater as part of its performance Windswept.

Caitlin McCarthy‘s TV pilot “Pass/Fail,” co-written with Jim Forbes, made the Top 10 (Hour Pilot Category) in the Final Draft Big Break Competition.

Thomas McNeely is reading with Annie Weatherwax at Harvard Bookstore (11/14, 7 PM) in an event presented by the GrubStreet Launch Lab.

Rachel Mello recently created, on commission, a set of brightly colored paisley sheep and their sheep-dog companion in Somerville’s Union Square. She’ll also be exhibiting photographs in the group show Illuminated at the Nave Gallery (11/15-12/14, opening reception 11/15, 3-5 PM). Rachel is co-curating the exhibition The Sketchbook Show at Nave Gallery. Submissions are due 11/16. More info.

Monica Raymond wrote the lyrics for the winter song After Harvest (for two sopranos and a harp, music by Timothy Takach). The song is having its world premiere at the Schubert Club in Minneapolis on December 18th at noon as part of the courtroom concert series. Also, Monica’s short play Novices will be performed as part of a student festival at Boston University Student Theater (12/5 & 12/6, 8 PM).

Anna V.Q. Ross recently had a poem in Verse Daily.

Peter Snoad is having the world premiere of his award-winning comedy Identity Crisis at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury (11/21-12/7). This is the third of four full-length plays by Peter being produced by Hibernian Hall, where he is Visiting Playwright. Identity Crisis was winner of Centre Stage-South Carolina’s 2010 New Play Festival.

Johanna Warwick has two solo photography exhibitions: Between the Ground & Sky (Part 1) at The Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT (thru 8/15/15); and Between the Ground & Sky (Part 2) at Mayor’s Gallery in Boston City Hall (11/3-12/24, opening reception 11/21, 4:30 PM).

Rachel Perry Welty was Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, living in the Museum for the month of October, working and reading and thinking and photographing and accessing archives and letters and collections. She recently exhibited work in Open Studios at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC.

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze has work in the show The New Textiles at Mobilia Gallery (thru 11/15).

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

Image: Joo Lee Kang, Still Life with Shells #1 (2014), ballpoint pen on paper, 29″ x 40.5″, courtesy of Gallery NAGA, Boston.

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