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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Of Note:  Demystifying Taxes for Artists workshop on April 25, 2017. This free workshop is open to NEST-eligible artists and NEFA’s Creative City grantees and will be led by Hannah Cole, visual artist and tax agent for Sunlight Tax at NEFA in Boston. Register by April 7, 2017

Call to Artist The Mosesian Center for the Arts seeks submissions for a large-scale temporary art installation on the Arsenal on the Charles campus, home to athenahealth, in Watertown MA. This exhibition requires images 5′ high by 12′ wide. Submissions are not required to be pre-formatted to meet these specifications and may be single or in series. No original artwork will be used. Large-scale reproduction prints will be produced by the MCA at no cost to the artist. A stipend will be provided to exhibiting artists. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Call for Artists The Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus (Omaha, Nebraska) is currently accepting proposals for a large exterior sculpture, installation or environmental public art project. Learn more.
Deadline: April 10, 2017

Poets The University of Arkansas Press is currently accepting entries for their Etel Adnan Poetry Prize which includes an award of $1,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press. The prize will be given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a writer of Arab heritage. Series editors Hayan Charara and Fady Joudah will judge. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Call for Images Jamaica Plain Arts Council, JPNDC, and Samuel Adams are co-hosting PROJECTIONS II: Art on the Brewery Walls. On the evening of May 13th, 2017, artists’ images will be projected onto the outside walls of Jamaica Plain’s Brewery Complex. Submissions can include images 2D, 3D, and video. This nontraditional art show is open to all artists. You can work in any medium and you do not have to live in Jamaica Plain. Innovation and originality are valued. Submission is free and open to any artist. Each artist may submit up to three (3) images for inclusion in the Projections event. Email your entry to: with the following information: artist name, mailing address, email address, up to three (3) images of your work. Images must comply with the following guidelines (images that do not comply will not be accepted): JPEG format, 1920px on the longest side, titled as follows: last name_first name_ entry # (e.g. smith_john_1.jpg).List of images with the following information: title, medium, dimensions, price.
Deadline: April 19, 2017 (midnight)

Female Opera Composer Commission Grant This program helps OPERA America Professional Company Members to commission works by talented women who compose for the opera stage. Grants cover up to 50 percent of a female composer’s fee for a full production of a commissioned work. Learn more.
Deadline (Intent to Apply): April 19, 2017

Exhibition Proposals ArtSpace Maynard invites artists in all media (no video) to submit proposals for one month solo or group shows on a coherent theme for 2017-2018. Preference given to New England artists. Gallery is 1,800 square feet, 150 feet of linear wall space.  Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2017

Call to Artists Entries are currently being accepted for the 14th Annual Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition. $2,000+ in awards. Juror: Theresa Ganz, artist and assistant professor of visual arts, Brown University. Exhibit September 12 to October 3, 2017 Ames Mansion Museum, Borderland State Park, North Easton, MA. Open to all living artists 18+ residing in the USA. All mediums including photography. Full color catalog. Learn more  or send SASE to BANJAE, 4 Essex Rd. Sharon, MA 02067.
Deadline: July 8, 2017

Call to Artists Roslindale Open Studios is a family friendly event. Artists from Roslindale and beyond show and sell paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles, photography, mixed-media, and more. Visitors are invited to group sites, artists’ home studios, and participating businesses. ROS is a unique event that brings together artists, residents, and visitors, building a diverse, cultured community. Roslindale Open Studios will be held on October 21st and 22nd, 2017 11am-5pm. Learn more.
Registration: June 1, 2017-July 15, 2017

Mid-Career Artist Grants The Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund offers grants in painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Nonprofit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
Deadline: August 1, 2017

Printmakers Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 North American Print Biennial. The juror is Judith Brodie, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Photographs, offset reproductions, or reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium will not be considered. Submitted work may not have been exhibited in any other Boston Printmakers exhibition. Artists may submit up to three digital images of original prints completed within the past two years. Learn more.
Deadline: August 25, 2017

Open Call for Curatorial Project Proposals The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (BLAA) has announced an open call for curatorial project proposals. Guidelines: Exhibition that brings together LGBTQIA artists’ work around a theme and/or process(es). Exhibition must include at least 3 artists from the Greater Boston area and a minimum of 5 artists in the project. Curator(s) and out-of-state artist(s) will be responsible for facilitating in the coordination of logistics. Experimental work, multimedia work, and installation projects are encouraged but must be flexible as upcoming hosting spaces are not confirmed. Projects that center queer, trans and POC voices are encouraged. Learn more.
Deadline : Rolling

Fellows Notes – Apr 17

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

In April, a shower of news from past and present MCC Artist Fellowship awardees.


Natalie Alper, Anne Neely, Jo Ann Rothschild, and Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship are part of the group exhibition Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters from 1950 to Now at the deCordova Museum (4/7-9/17).

MCC Artist Fellowship Program awardees Colleen Coyne, Cynthia Gunadi, Thomas McNeely, and Rosalind Pace read at Porter Square Books (4/21, 7 PM).


Amy Archambault created the installation Hideout at Boston Children’s Museum (thru 6/18). Read about the installation in The Boston Globe.

Steven Bogart directs Peerless for Company One Theatre (C1), performed at the Boston Public Library (4/27-5-28, 7 PM). All tickets are pay-what-you-can in this production, produced in conjunction with the Library’s “All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare.”

Meryl Cohn‘s play The Final Say is part of the Smith College New Playreading Series (4/6, 7:30 PM).

Nicole Duennebier‘s paintings are featured in Hi-Fructose, a contemporary art magazine.

Beth Galston has a solo exhibition, Luminous Garden, at the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (thru 7/17).

Christy Georg will give a slide lecture at Santa Fe Clay (4/14, 1 PM) about her project Great Guns, one of the most ambitious projects attempted in the 43-year history of the Kohler Arts/Industry Residency Program. Read about the project in ArtSake.

James Heflin‘s debut poetry collection Krakatoa Picnic will be published by Hedgerow Books (5/1).

Robert Knox‘s novel Suosso’s Lane, based on the Plymouth, Mass. origins of the infamous Sacco-Vanzetti case, was published by Web-e-Books as an ebook in late 2015. The paperback edition was published in April 2016. Robert discusses the novel at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield (4/13, 7 PM). His first poetry collection, Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty, is scheduled for publication later this month by Finishing Line Press. He reads from the collection at Plymouth Public Library (4/24, 7 PM). Currently, he is a contributing editor to the online poetry journal, and he currently has poetry published in the March edition.

Niho Kozuru‘s sculpture Longfellow Column has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Fuller Craft Museum. The mold for Longfellow Column comes from a balustrade at the Cambridge home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Danielle Legros Georges reads at the Rozzie Reads Poetry/Open Mic at Roslindale House (4/27, 7 PM).

Yary Livan, master ceramist and National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, returns to the Loading Dock Gallery in April with One Man’s Journey: Restoring a Lost Tradition(3/29- 4/30).

Stephanie Lubkowski‘s solo viola piece Avanc will be performed in the Equilibrium Concert Series as part of their commissioning project concert at the New School of Music in Cambridge (4/15, 8 PM).

Rania Matar‘s work will be part of The Photography Show at AIPAD with Pictura Gallery in NYC, and of the exhibition Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery, in Columbus, OH. She has an artist talk at Gund Gallery at Kenyon College (4/4, 4 PM), coinciding with her current Mellon artist-in-residency and with the exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War — America and the Middle East.

Nathalie Miebach is exhibiting in State of the Art, Discovering American Art Now at the Mint Museum in Charlotte NC (4/22-9/3). She is also giving artist talks at Crystal Bridges Museum, part of a symposium called “Art in Conversation: Environment, Identity and Memory” (4/7-4/8), and at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL as part of their “Future Environments” lecture series (4/19).

James Morrow and his company james morrow/The Movement present a free House Dance Jam at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion 4/8, 6 PM).

Congratulations to Ethan Murrow, who won the 2017 Brooke and Hap Stein Emerging Arts Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. This month, his solo show The Cowboy will exhibit at Winston Wachter Gallery in Seattle (4/18-6/20, reception 4/18 6-8 PM).

Abraham Ravett‘s film Holding Hands with Ilse will screen in the Massachusetts Multicultural International Film Festival at UMASS Amherst (4/19, 7:30 PM).

Monica Raymond wrote the texts for two songs, Snow Queen and The Garden in the Snow (composed by Charles Turner) to premiere at an all-day arts festival at Arts at the Armory (4/14).

Susan Rivo‘s documentary Left on Pearl has its official premiere at the Boston International Film Festival in the Paramount Center’s Bright Family Room (4/14, 5:30 PM).

Dawn Southworth has a solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture, Premonition, at Clark Gallery (4/4-5/9, reception 4/8, 4-7 PM).

Peter Snoad‘s documentary play, The Draft, about personal experiences with the Vietnam War draft, is now available on DVD and streaming through the Media Education Foundation. The play was filmed in performance during its premiere at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury where Peter was Visiting Playwright from 2013-15. Peter returns to Hibernian Hall when his short play Apple Pie is performed by Roxbury Repertory Theatre as part of its “Six Playwrights in Search of a Stage” festival (4/15-4/16).

Laurel Sparks is among the artists exhibiting in Witches at September Gallery in Hudson, NY (thru 5/7). Laurel will participate in an event, Witches Performance Night, on 4/22, 6–8 PM.

Joyce Van Dyke has a staged reading of her new play The Women Who Mapped the Stars at Central Square Theater (4/17, 8 PM). There will be a workshop production at the same theatre in May/June. Her play Daybreak will have a staged reading (4/21, 7:30 PM) at Pan Asian Repertory Theater in New York. Her new play Ballad for Americans will have a staged reading at Northeastern University (5/1).

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

Image: trailer for LEFT ON PEARL by Susan Rivo, premiering this month at the Boston International Film Festival.