Archive for January, 2017

Snowed-In Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Guess it’s finally that time of year to break out the folding chairs and card tables to hold the parking spaces…

Artist Critique Group Share your work in an informal setting in a friendly and supportive exchange Saturday February 11, 10 a.m. to noon at the Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave, Hyde Park. This is a FREE event welcome to all local artists. Bring refreshments to share. For more information contact Larry Johnson, ph. 617-364-1739 or email LewBrown1@verizon.net (plenty of free parking in the Municipal Lot on Harvard Street).

Call for Art The Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, Mass. is inviting professional artists in any media to submit to its spring juried exhibition titled inDIVISIBLE. This exhibition will explore themes of democracy and the American electoral system. They are looking for works that are reflective of your thoughts, experiences, and reactions to recent political events and the impact these events have had on you personally, professionally, socially, philosophically, and/or culturally. Learn more.
Deadline: February 3, 2017 (11:59 PM)

Call for Art The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites artists to submit original hand printed work to Big Print/Little Print. Including but not limited to screen print, mono print, letterpress, woodcut, linocut, etching and stamped/stenciled work. “Big Print” work must be two feet by two feet or larger. “Little Print” work must be one foot by one foot or smaller. Learn more.
Deadline: February 13, 2017

Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the National Poetry Series Open Competition. Five prizes of $10,000 each and publication by participating trade, university, or small press publishers are given annually for poetry collections. Publishers include Beacon Press, Ecco, Milkweed Editions, Penguin Books, and University of Georgia Press. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Native American Artist Residency Fellowship  The Harpo Foundation’s Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT, is currently accepting applications. The Fellowship program was established to support the development of visual artists and the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15

Photographers The Photographic Resource Center is accepting entries for their 21st annual juried exhibition EXPOSURE (April 28-June 10, 2017). Juror: Sarah Kennel, The Bryne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum. They seek a broad range of work including seeks a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Learn more.
Deadline: February 26, 2017

Site-Specific Art The Umbrella Musketaquid Arts & Environment program seeks site-specific artwork for the Art Ramble 2017 outdoor exhibition, Slow Eyes, Solace & Site, to be installed in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest June 5, 2017- September 30, 2017. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday this exhibit encourages artists to create work that slows the viewer’s experience of the natural world. What can we learn from looking and how long does it take us to see? As a species we can now exist without stepping foot in the woods. But happens when we do? How can makers reflect their own vision of nature to the audience in a way that reveals deeper connections, looking and questions? Selected artists receive $100. Learn more.
March 1, 2017

Call for 2018 Site-Specific Artist Installations Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philly is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 season of site-specific artist installations. They’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project. Learn more.
Deadline: June 14, 2017

Image credit: Vintage photo of a winter scene in Boston’s Egleston Square. From the Boston Public Library Collection.

Announcing 32 Awards in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Mara Superior, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (2014), porcelain, wood, gold leaf, 24x20x15 in

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2017 Artist Fellowship awards in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Sixteen artists will receive fellowships of $12,000, and 16 artists will receive $1,000 finalist awards. See a list of this year’s fellows and finalists, to date.

The awards are anonymously judged, based solely on the artistic quality and creative ability of the work submitted. Applications were open to all eligible Massachusetts artists. A total number of 561 applications were received; 141 in Crafts, 135 in Dramatic Writing, and 285 in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres.

Evan Morse, SEB AND CLAIRE ILLEGALLY STREAM A MOVIE (2016), Hydrocal, pigment, 9x18x15 in

The Crafts panelists were Honee A. Hess, Ji-Eun Kim, Daniel Kornrumpf, and Beth McLaughlin. The Dramatic Writing panelists were Maria Agui Carter, Anne G. Morgan, and Rebecca Noon; the Readers were Steven Bogart and Talaya Delaney. The Sculpture/Installation/New Genres panelists were Nicholas Capasso, Dana Filibert, Jen Mergel, and Allison Maria Rodriguez.

This is the first series of Artist Fellowships awards to be given by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. In late May 2017, MCC will announce awards in Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography.

Find a full list of 2017 Artist Fellowships awardees, to date.

Nora Valdez, LONG PATH (2013), Limestone and marble, 12x52x7 in

From the Off-Broadway production of EXPATRIATE by Lenelle Moise, photos by Vanessa Vargas

Images: Mara Superior (Crafts Fellow ’17), THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (2014), porcelain, wood, gold leaf, 24x20x15 in; Evan Morse (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’17), SEB AND CLAIRE ILLEGALLY STREAM A MOVIE (2016), hydrocal, pigment, 9x18x15 in; Nora Valdez (Crafts Fellow ’17), LONG PATH (2013), limestone and marble, 12x52x7 in; from the Off-Broadway production of EXPATRIATE by Lenelle Moise (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’17), photos by Vanessa Vargas.

Jumpy Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

“M” my name is Martha, my husband’s name is Mildred, we live in Massachusetts, and we bring back Merriment.

Of Note: 5th Annual National Choreography Month Boston Final Performances. Packed with fresh new work, the performances will celebrate the vibrant creativity of the Boston dance scene and hopes to forge new artistic connections that will strengthen our community. At the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA on January 28, 2017. Learn more.

Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction Entries are currently being accepted for the Iowa Review Awards. Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Iowa Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Emerging Choreographer Residency Green Street Studios is offering an emerging choreographer’s residency with 12 weeks of community and studio support for the creation of new work. Shared 2-night weekend performance. All dance genres are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Artist Residency MFA Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts invites emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines to apply for the inaugural Art Practice Artist -in- Residence program. Selected candidates will receive a studio, access to the facilities, including the Metal Shop, Wood Shop, Digital Sculpture Center, Digital Editing Lab, Fibers Lab, Ceramics Lab and Nature and Technology Lab, and a $2500 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2016

Photographers Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery in Amherst, MA, announces the call for entries for their 2nd Biennial Juried Photography Show. Open to all photographers, the gallery calls for submissions in response to the concept of “Strength.” The show will be juried for awards by a conference of three nationally recognized photography experts: Stephen Petegorsky, Stacy Waldman, and Frank Ward. A $350 cash prize will be awarded for best in show. The show will be on exhibit in April and May. Learn more.
Deadline: March 10, 2017

Call to Artists Celebrate 200 years of the Bulfinch Meetinghouse, a National Heritage Landmark in Lancaster. Entries are now being accepted for the national juried exhibtion including cash prizes. Artwork can include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture/3-D artwork. For paintings/prints/framed artwork, please limit the size to no larger than 18? x 24? unframed, or a 2’x4? limit to other media/3D, with the exception of quilts, where there is no size limitation. Learn more.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Call to Artists Apply to the 35th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival featuring more than 100 artists and their wares, including: clothing, fiber, folk art, artisanal food, glass, jewelry, metalworking, painting, paper, photography, potter, printmaking, soft sculpture, toys, and woodworking. Learn more.
Deadline: March 31, 2017

Call to Painters Entries are now being accepted from Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, VT, for their 2017 juried exhibition, The Color of Light. Cash prizes of $1000, $500, & $250. Submissions open to oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists age 18 and older from New England plus New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania. Learn more.
Deadline: April 3, 2017

Call to Artists Peripheral ARTeries is looking for artists to be featured in the new Biennial Edition of their art publication, that will explore and show current trends and tendencies in Contemporary Art. Open to all forms of art and media with a particular focus on works capable of challenging the viewers’ traditional perspective on art itself. There are no entry fees and each artist may submit a maximum of three works or projects made in any technique. Learn more.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

Artist Opportunities Close Shave

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

What’s a few nicks and bumps. Get up and go get ’em!

MCC Artist Fellowships: Music Composition, Film & Video, Photography  The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowships are competitive, anonymously judged grants of $12,000 and finalist awards of $1,000 for Massachusetts artists only, based on the artistic quality and creative ability of the original art work submitted. Learn more.
Deadline: January 23, 2017

Film & Video The LEF Moving Image Fund is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for Production and Post-Production Grants! Learn more.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Photographers The Vermont Center for Photography is seeking submissions for its Open Juried Exhibition with juror Karen Hass who will be selecting 40 photographs to be displayed in VCP’s gallery March 3 – April 2, 2017 and in a limited edition exhibition catalog. All photographers are welcome to submit up to 5 images each with any theme or subject matter. Entry fee is $30 ($20 for members) for each submitting artist. Learn more.
Deadline: January 28, 2017  (5pm)

Choreographers The NEFA’s New England Dance Fund awards catalytic grants from $500-$1,000 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: February 1, 2017

Emerging Curators Initiative The Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, GA, announces its annual call for exhibition proposals from emerging curators in the field of contemporary art.The Emerging Curator(s) will receive a $1,500 fee and an exhibition budget of $7,500 for the 2016-2018 cycle. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency The Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work amidst history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail in Skagway, AK. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite. Artists will also receive up to $100 USD support for purchasing necessary art supplies and a $1,000 CAD honorarium. Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Call for Art Art Studio 99 is curating bi-monthly exhibits at the BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery. This is an exciting space as the art is in exhibit on the walls between Studio A and Studio B where hundreds of people pass by to produce or be guests on multiple television shows. The exhibit is also promoted as a digital gallery on both BNN Community TV and News and Info channels in between programming 24/7. Promotion involves a flyer, web site and heavy social media. The artists are welcome to attend an opening reception that is coordinated with a live TV program called It’s All About Arts. The next show’s theme is For the Beauty of Flowers. Paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media are accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: February 4, 2017

Call for Art The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, is currently accepting entries for the show, Freedom of Expression: A National Juried Exhibition (March 10 – May 14, 2017). 2D and 3D work in all media, and videos. All work must be original and created in the last 3 years. Reprints or work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be accepted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware and any technical equipment needed for presentation. This exhibition will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, in conjunction with ArtsWeek Boston, and ArtSpring Cape Cod,* April 27 – May 7, 2017. Its theme is drawn from the inspiration of Tom Stoppard’s play, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor,’ that critiques the Soviet Union’s policy of declaring political dissent as a form of mental illness that is cause for loss of freedom and commitment to an institution. This broad theme assumes that free expression can be a doorway to creativity, and that it can take many forms, literally and figuratively. Great art can move us by communicating through explicit messages, beautiful forms, textures, and colors, through abstract concepts, or through any combination of these attributes. But the greatest challenge with any response to a theme is that the individual piece must exist as a work of art beyond any message or agenda. Learn more.
Deadline: February 5, 2017

Call for Artists The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4- an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57! The Biennial Project is an artists’ collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Creative Writing Fellowships The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. This year, the program accepts prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) applications. Even years, the program accepts poetry. Learn more.
Deadline: March 8, 2017

Call for Proposals Cambridge Arts has announced a call for proposals for “FLOW: A Grant Program for the Port”. They calling all individuals, collaborative groups, organizations, artists, businesses, youth, or schools who have an idea for a community-building public project for The Port neighborhood that places the arts in a central role. The City of Cambridge will grant a total of $300,000 which will be distributed over multiple projects. Proposals will be accepted in the following funding categories: $1–20,000, $20,000–50,000, and $50,000–150,000. For questions, contact Lillian Hsu, Director of Public Art and Exhibitions, lhsu@cambridgema.gov; 617-349-4389. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Film, Video The Arlington Film Festival is currently accepting entries. AIFF screens both national and international features and shorts with a focus on fostering appreciation for different cultures through independent film. Feature films: narrative and documentary (46 min or longer). Short films: narrative, documentary, animation and experimental (45 min or less)Film must not be available for video or internet distribution prior to October 27, 2016. Film must be in original language with English subtitles. Film production must have been completed within the last two years. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2017

 

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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Fellows Notes – Jan 17

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Each month, we share the news and honors of Artist Fellows & Finalists. Here’s the newest, in this new month of the new year.

Cover art for BEFORE YOU by Rebecca Doughty (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017)

Regie Gibson, Letta Neely, Monica Raymond, and David Valdes Greenwood are among the artists whose work will be performed at Pinning Our Hopes, an evening of poems and scenes exploring the years ahead under the new president. The show, which is curated by David Valdes Greenwood, has two performances (1/14, 4 PM and 8 PM) and is free/donation-based.

Marky Kauffmann and Rania Matar both have photography in Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers at the de Menil Gallery at Groton School (opening reception 1/18, 7 PM). Marky Kauffmann curated the exhibition.

Kenji Nakayama and Ben Sloat are among the artists in the exhibition All That Glitters Is Not Gold at Drive-by Projects (1/28-3/11, reception 1/28, 4-6 PM).

Rachel Perry, Joe Wardwell, and Deb Todd Wheeler are among the artists exhibiting in Loud and Clear at Miller Yezerski Gallery (1/6-2/7).

Daniela Rivera and Evelyn Rydz are both exhibiting in latinx@mericañaza at Samson Projects.

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Kati Agócs had the U.S. premiere of her string quarter Tantric Variations, performed by the Cecilia String Quartet on Stradivari instruments, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in December.

Alexandra Anthony has a one-week theatrical run of her film Lost in the Bewilderness in Athens, Greece (1/12-1/18) at the Alkyonis Art Cinema. National Greek TV (ERT) will broadcast the film 1/15. The film’s December premiere in Greece received press attention in Madame Figaro and THETOC.gr.

Carrie Bennett has poetry in Issue 30 of jubilat.

Steven Bogart has a staged reading of his play Rehearsal at First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist (1/24, 7 PM).

David Bookbinder has recently published two books: 52 (more) Flower Mandalas (an adult coloring book collaboration with Mary O’Malley) and Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.

Rebecca Doughty has a new picture book, Before You, which will have a book launch event at Joie de Vivre in Cambridge (1/15, 4-6 PM).

Michael Dowling co-wrote the feature film Brave New Jersey, and it’s screening at the Berkshire Film Festival (1/12, 6 PM reception, 7 PM screening, q&a to follow).

Samantha Fields has a performative sculptural installation in the exhibition Is this Something at the Lasell College Wedeman Gallery (1/24-2/11, reception 1/29, 4-6 PM). Next summer, she will be Artist-in-Residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin.

Sean Greene has a solo exhibition, Impulse Control, at the Williston Northampton School Grubbs Gallery (thru 1/30, reception 1/14, 1 PM).

Carrie Gustafson is exhibiting in the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair (1/18-1/22).

Michael Hoerman‘s poems “Disoriented Fascination,” “The God-box Killer,” and “The B-side of Stuxnet,” published in Eureka Literary Magazine, were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Eric Hofbauer‘s album Three Places in New England (with The Eric Hofbauer Quintet) was named one of the Boston Globe’s Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2016.

Joel Janowitz has a solo exhibition, Protected Trees, presented by Cambridge Arts at Gallery 344 (1/23-4/7, reception 1/30, 6-8 PM).

Niho Kozuru is among the artists in Plastic Imagination Fitchburg Art Museum (thru 1/15).

Scott Listfield is exhibiting in Supersonic Invitational (New York City), Platinum Blend 3 at Modern Eden Gallery (San Francisco), BRINK at Antler Gallery (Portland), and a Rick and Morty-themed exhibition at Gallery 1988 in LA.

Caitlin McCarthy is included in the book The Top 100 Indie Writers in the World.

Nathalie Miebach is in the group show Weather or Not, That Is the Question at the Children’s Museum of New York City (1/16-5/23). She’s also exhibiting in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America at the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archeology (1/27-5/14).

Anna Ross has a poem, Back Porch Aubade, published on Harvard Review Online.

Evelyn Rydz‘s exhibition Floating Artifacts is at Tufts University Art Gallery (1/24-5/21, opening reception 1/26, 5-7:30 PM). As mentioned above, she’s also exhibiting in latinx@mericañaza at Samson Projects.

Jenine Shereos has a solo show of new work, Thaw, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston (1/14-3/8, reception 2/25, 5-7 PM).

Karen Skolfield won the Jeffrey Smith Editors’ Prize in poetry at Missouri Review.

Shubha Sunder wrote about the writing workshop experience for the Grub Street’s GrubWrites blog.

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

Image: cover art for BEFORE YOU by Rebecca Doughty (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017).


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