Archive for May 8th, 2012

Flowering Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Call for Large Sculpture The Cotuit Center for the Arts is accepting submissions for interior and exterior three dimensional work to be displayed in their art galleries. The upper gallery of the theater features 60 linear feet of space dedicated to sculpture, pottery and other work which may be displayed on pedestals. These interior shows rotate approximately every 5-10 weeks. The Center also seeks work to be displayed on a long-term basis on the exterior grounds of the Center’s campus. All work, inside and out, may be offered for sale under the standard terms of the gallery. Any artists interested in being considered by the Center’s curatorial committee for a solo or group invitational show should submit inquiries and website links to

Call to Artists The 5th Annual Naukabout Music Festival is seeking local artists to exhibit at the festival at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds on August 11, 2012. There is a large artist space lined up with opportunities to showcase work on the main performance stage and set up a plein air studio and participate in a live auction during the event. Learn more. Questions:

Playwrights/Directors Applications are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, designed to fosters collaboration between early-career writers and directors in the beginning stages of the creative process. Writers and directors are paired to create a new play from scratch, culminating in a public reading series. Learn more.
Deadline: May 14, 2012

Photographers Applications are now being accepted for the Aaron Siskin Foundation’s 2012 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. Learn more.
Deadline: May 18, 2012

Visual Artists Applications are now being accepted for the annual Visual Arts Sea Grant of Rhode Island. New England professional visual artists to address the issue of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to financially assist individuals and/or collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered.  Learn more.
Deadline: May 25, 2012

LGBTQ Film Long Beach Q Film Festival (September 14-16, 2011, Long Beach, CA)  is currently seeking films with LGBTQ themes, depicting LGBTQ characters and community. Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: June 8, 2012

Photographers Open to Interpretation is now calling on photographers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition called Fading Light.The juror is George Slade, Principal at re: photographica. Learn more.
Deadline: June 26, 2012

Dance Films The Dance Films Association is now accepting applications for a Post-Production Grant up to $2,500. Learn more. Contact Brighid Greene for access to the application.
Deadline: July 1, 2012

Women Screenwriters/Directors  The Broad Humor Film Festival (September 27-30, 2012, Venice, CA)  is now accepting entries either written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Categories include: Feature Narrative and Documentary (over 60 minutes), Short Narrative and Documentary (under 60 minutes), Feature Screenplay (75-115 pages), and Short Screenplay (under 35 pages). Learn more. Questions:
Deadline: July 14, 2012

Poets The annual American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize is now accepting entries. Winner receives publication of a book of poems, a $3,000 award, and distribution by Copper Canyon Press through Consortium. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2012

Image credit: Enjoy Don’t Destroy poster showing two children picking flowers. Ohio : Federal Art Project, 1936 or 1937. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5651 (color film copy slide)

Fellows Notes – May 12

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Wake up, hibernatin’ creatures! May is a-flutter with news from past MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists:

Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Film & Video ’11) and Nicky Tavares (Film & Video ’11) both received awards from the LEF Foundation’s Spring 2012 Moving Image Fund.

Janet Echelman (Crafts and Sculpture/Installation ’09) and Nathalie Miebach (Sculpture/Installation ’09) were both nominated as “Women to Watch” by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Sandra Allen (Drawing ’08) is in Bridging Earth and Sky (trees rendered in art) at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (thru 6/8).

Martha Jane Bradford‘s (Drawing ’85) art was featured in a virtual, Second Life exhibition called Acquarella: After the Apocalypse (Chapters 1 & 2) in April.

Candice Smith Corby (Painting ’08) opens the solo show Fortified at Ellen Miller Gallery (5/11-6/9). Also, read about Candice’s curatorial project, Self/Fabricated.

Vico Fabbris (Painting ’06) was selected as a mentor for the Art Institute of Boston Master in Fine Arts in the Visual Arts program.

Eric Hofbauer (Music Comp. ’09), whose American Grace crowdfunding campaign is on IndieGoGo, was featured in the Boston Globe.

Jesse Kreitzer‘s (Film & Video Finalist ’09) documentary The Restoration Project screens at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner this month. Also, his TV pilot The Folklorist recently premiered and received two New England Emmy Award nominations for its explorations of the Boston Molasses Flood, the Boston Massacre, and more.

Tara Masih (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’96) is the editor of The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, which is published this month and recently won a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award.

Rania Matar‘s (Photography ’11) A Girl in Her Room is published by Umbrage Editions this month – and it’s been featured in Marie Claire, the Huffington Post, CNN photo blog, and elswhere!

Richard Raiselis‘s (Painting ’12) exhibition Facing Music is at Gallery NAGA (5/4-5/26).

The German version of Eric Henry Sanders‘s (Playwriting ’09) play Reservoir transferred from Theatre89 in Berlin to the Mainzer-Kammerspiele in Mainz for a guest run. Also, Eric’s short play “Indebted” was part of Debt at Drilling Company in NYC.

Peter Snoad (Playwriting ’09) was awarded a writing residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He’ll spend the time working on a new multi-media play, The Draft, about the impact of the Vietnam War draft.

Stephen Tourlentes‘s (Photography ’11) solo show at Carroll and Sons, Of Lengths and Measures, got a great review in the Boston Globe.

Media work by Jeff Warmouth (Sculpture/Installation Finalist ’05) will again be lit large on the Mass. Convention Center Authority’s LED marquee, care of Boston Cyberarts.

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

Image: Sandra Allen, QUIESCENCE (2004) pencil on paper 72×32 in.