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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.

Fellows Notes – Nov 16

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

It’s November, a month to vote, eat sweet potato casserole, and celebrate new art.

Here’s the latest news from current and past MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists.

Liza Bingham, CARTOON CONTRAIL (2016), acrylic and oil on muslin over panel, 14x20 in

Claire Beckett, Caleb Cole, and Stephen Tourlentes will participate in an Artadia Art & Dialogue event with Whitney Museum of Art Curator Elisabeth Sherman (11/9, 6:30-8:30 PM) at the MassArt Design and Media Center Lecture Hall.

MCC Artist Fellowship Program awardees Kathleen Brennan, Anna V.Q. Ross, and Gary Whited read at the Public Library of Brookline (11/15, 7 PM).

Michael Joseph and Molly Lamb are both included in PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass 2016 Top 50 list.

Congratulations to Georgie Freidman and Emily Lombardo, both of whom are among the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) 2017 Traveling Fellows.

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Kati AgocsThe Debrecen Passion is Music Web International’s Recording of the Month. Two songs from the album are up for consideration on the 2017 Grammy ballot.

Liza Bingham has a solo exhibition of paintings, Hot Pink, Soft Pink, Rusty Orange, White, at the new Boston project space and gallery How’s Howard (11/4-12/11, opening reception 11/4 5-9 PM).

Janet Echelman will give a presentation, Soft Structure: Sculpting at the Scale of Cities, hosted by the MIT Department of Architecture, on 11/17, 6-8 PM.

Georgie Friedman has work in Constructed Video at Boston Cyberarts Gallery (11/12-12/18, reception 11/11, 6-8 PM). Also, she has a site-specific video installation at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, Traces of Wind and Water (thru 11/14), with “Artist Hours” at the site 11/6, 5-6:30 PM. (See news about the artist’s award from SMFA, above.)

Raul Gonzalez has a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, Forbidden Frontera, at Carroll and Sons Gallery (11/2-12/21, reception 11/4 5:30-7:30 PM).

Justin Kimball has a solo exhibition of photography, Elegy, at Carroll and Sons Gallery (11/2-12/21, reception 11/4 5:30-7:30 PM). Signed copies of Justin Kimball’s book Elegy will be available for purchase.

Niho Kozuru has a solo show, Positive Vibration, at Miller Yezerski Gallery (thru 11/15, opening reception 11/4, 5-8 PM).

Danielle Legros Georges will read at the MIT Stata Center (11/7, 7 PM) and at Porter Square Books (with Kirun Kapur and Steve Yarbrough, 11/11, 7 PM). Her book The Dear Remote Nearness of You was awarded the 2016 Sheila Motton Book Prize by the New England Poetry Club. She will be sitting on the panel “New Directions in Caribbean Poetry” at the Miami Book Fair (11/20).

Scott Listfield is among the artists in Lunar Attraction (thru 9/4/2017) at Peabody Essex Museum. He’s also in the two-person exhibition Anthropecene at Antler Gallery in Portland, OR. Read an interview with the artist on the gallery’s blog.

Melinda Lopez has a new, one-woman play, Mala, at ArtsEmerson (thru 11/20). In recognition of the playwright’s achievements, Mayor Marty Walsh named October 29, 2016 Melinda Lopez Day in Boston. Read excellent reviews of Mala in the Boston Globe, WBUR’s ARTery, and Boston Magazine.

Rachel Mello has a solo exhibition, That Space Between Flying and Falling at Laconia Gallery (thru 12/18, Artist’s Talk 12/2, 6:30-7 PM).

Nathalie Miebach is exhibiting in the group show Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space at Akron Art Museum (thru 1/15). The museum will host a concert featuring work by Boston composers Christian Gentry and Mischa Salkind-Pearl, created in collaboration with Nathalie Miebach (11/3, 7 PM). Also this month, the artist has talks or events at the University of Akron Synapse Art Science Lecture series (11/2), the Sculpture Center in Cleveland (11/4, 11/5) and the New York Art Teacher Association at their annual conference in Albany, NY (11/18).

James Morrow and his dance company, james morrow/The Movement, present A Quarter Past Midnight at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion (11/11 and 11/12, 8 PM). The performance is part of the dance artist’s Choreography Residency at the BCA.

Carl Phillips will read in the Blacksmith House Poetry Series (11/7, 8 PM).

Monica Raymond was selected as a Visiting Scholar for 2016-2018 at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center. Also, “The Bag Song” from Paper of Plastic (an opera co-created with composer Charles Turner and performed at the Arkansas Science Slam in Oct) won Rough Magic Shakespeare Company‘s First Prize for a science song.

Jo Ann Rothschild is in the group exhibition Painting Is Not a Good Idea at HallSpace in Dorchester (11/19-1/7, opening reception 11/19, 3-6 PM).

Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry‘s film company, The Film Posse, created The Battle of Chosin, the latest documentary on the PBS series American Experience.

August Ventimiglia is among the artists in Wood + Paper + Earth at Drive-By Projects (11/5-12/17, reception 11/5, 4-6 PM).

Joe Wardwell has a solo show at LaMontagne Gallery in Winchester (thru 11/11) and another exhibition, Soon I Will Be President at Southern New Hampshire University McIninch Art Gallery (11/3-12/17, opening reception and artist talk 11/3, 5-7 PM).

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze‘s exquisite basketry, described as “three dimensional paintings,” are the Spotlight Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery (thru 12/15).

Suara Welitoff has an exhibition of multimedia and installation work, What Time This Feels at 186 Carpenter in Providence, RI (thru 12/10).

Cary Wolinsky has a solo exhibition of photography, Cary Wolinsky: Fiber of Life at Fuller Craft Museum (thru 2/26).

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

Image: Liza Bingham, CARTOON CONTRAIL (2016), acrylic and oil on muslin over panel, 14×20 in.

Fellows Notes – May 16

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

In May’s news from MCC Artist Fellows/Finalists: books, pop-up shows, crowdfunding campaigns, Spring arts festivals, and excellence aplenty.

Camilo Ramirez, from the project THE GULF

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2016 (4/29-5/1) in downtown Salem is a festival of readings, workshops, talks, and other poetry-related events, many featuring past awardees of MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program – read more.

John Cameron and Jennifer McCurdy were both featured in the Smithsonian Craft Show in April.

At the Independent Film Festival Boston (4/27-5/4), Mary Jane Doherty screens Primaria, Michal Goldman screens Nasser’s Republic, Jesse Kreitzer screens Black Canaries, and James Rutenbeck screens Class of ’27. Also, Gabriel Polonsky‘s Release from Reason and Kathryn Ramey‘s The Empty Sign are part of the Mass Works-in-Progress Competition.

Flash Forward Festival Boston is an 8-day photography festival (5/1-5/8) of exhibitions, events, talks, and more. Since one of its primary focuses is New England photography, it’s no surprise that the lots of artists who’ve received MCC Artist Fellowship awards are featured in events: Stella Johnson and Greer Muldowney are in Art/Document (5/3, 5:30-7, Lesley Univeristy’s Lunder Arts Center); Tsar Fedorsky, Michael Joseph, Sarah Malakoff, and Toni Pepe are in the Photographic Resource Center’s Exposure (opening reception 5/5, 5-8 PM); Archiv* (opening reception 5/6, 6-9 PM, Gallery Kayafas) is a solo exhibition of work by Matthew Gamber; Eric Gottesman, Justin Kimball, and Rania Matar are in A Fragile Balance (opening reception 5/6, 6-9 PM, Fort Point Arts Community Gallery); and Stephen Sheffield, Ben Sloat, and Stephen Tourlentes are in [Photo]gogues: New England at Layfayette City Center Passageway (thru 8/26).

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Amy Archambault has a solo exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Imaginate (5/4-6/5, opening reception 5/15, 4-7 PM, artist talk 3-4 PM).

Claire Beckett‘s solo exhibition The Converts is on view at Carroll & Sons Gallery through May 28 (thru 5/28, opening reception 5/6, 5:30-7:30 pm). She also has work in the The Outwin: American Portraiture Today exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, through 2016.

Sean Downey is exhibiting in the group show Interiors at Dorchester Art Project (thru 5/21).

Samantha Fields gives an artist talk, When Things Touch, at Essex Art Center (5/6, 5 PM). This month, she’s exhibiting in CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community at Fuller Craft Museum (5/7-7/10, reception 5/7, 2-5 PM) and in Flow at Nave Gallery in Somerville (thru 5/21).

Nona Hershey is exhibiting a new body of work, sublime@subliminal at Soprafina Gallery in Boston (thru 5/28, artists reception 5/6, 5:30).

Jared Katsiane‘s film Big Willow was awarded first place at the 7th Sustainability Shorts Film Competition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The film has screened at over 100 international festivals.

Danielle Legros Georges, the Boston Poet Laureate, reads from her poetry collection The Dear Remote Nearness of You, reads at Boston Public Library on 5/15, 2-4 PM, in an event co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.

Scott Listfield has his first London solo exhibition, An American Astronaut in London, at StolenSpace Gallery (5/5-5/29). Read his interview with the gallery. Also, he curated an exhibition for Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, Vestiges: Scott Listfield & Friends II (thru 5/12). The show includes past MCC Traditional Master Artist Josh Luke.

Melinda Lopez‘s Playwright Residency at the Huntington Theatre will have renewed funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, which recently announced a new round of national playwright residencies. Melinda’s residency at Huntington was featured in MCC’s 40 Years of Fellowships project.

Stefanie Lubkowski was commissioned to write Circles Circling, a three movement piece for the Charles River Wind Ensemble. The first movement will be premiered on their Boston, You’re My Home program (5/15, 3 PM, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in Lexington). The concert is free and includes works by Michael Gandolfi, Charles Ives, and John Mackey.

Congratulations to Taylor Mac, who is among this year’s Guggenheim Fellows. Also, Taylor Mac will have an upcoming residency at HERE Arts Center, funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Todd McKie has a solo show, Suitable for Framing, at Gallery NAGA (thru 5/28, opening reception 5/6, 6-8 PM).

Nathalie Miebach has work in Interconnections: the Language of Basketry at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ (5/15-9/4). Also, she is Artist-in-Residence at the Jentel Arts Residency Program in Wyoming, in May.

Ethan Murrow is currently at work on preparing for a large-scale wall drawing for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, FL (7/16-10/30). His new children’s book The Whale, created in collaboration with his wife Vita Murrow, is now available. Previously, Ethan published a monograph with German art book publisher Hatje Cantz.

Anne Neely has a solo show, Ireland: Place and Ritual at the Paul Dietrich Gallery (thru 7/8).

Lisa Olivieri was featured on WGBH’s Greater Boston discussing her documentary Blindsided. The film will screen in the My True Colors Film Festival in NYC in June.

Camilo Ramirez has a solo exhibition of photographs, The Gulf at ArtsWorcester (opening reception 5/6 6-8 PM).

Anna Ross has a new chapbook, Figuring, to be released by Bull City Press in May. She was interviewed about her poetry by the blog Speaking of Marvels.

James Rutenbeck, along with screening a film in the Independent Film Festival Boston (see above), has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support his film-in-progress, The Clemente Project. Read about it on ArtSake.

Leslie Sills has an exhibit of figurative sculpture Personnages at Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford (thru 5/12).

Congratulations to Cam Terwilliger, the 2015/2016 winner of the Historical Novel Society’s New Novel Award.

Amber Davis Tourlentes has photography in Grounded at Boston Cyberarts Gallery (5/14-6/16. opening reception 5/13 6-8 PM).

Hannah Verlin has a site-specific installation, Remnants, at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery (thru 5/25).

Helena Wurzel is in a two-person pop-up exhibition (with Crystalle Lacouture), called Let’s Talk about the Weather, at Lacouture Studio in Wellesley (5/21 reception, 6-8 PM, 5/22 open house, 12-4 PM).

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

Image: Camilo Ramirez, from the project THE GULF.

Artist Opportunities By the Powers of Shakespeare

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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By the powers of Shakespeare, I defy ye all…
… to apply apace for yon artists opportunities!

Of Note Assets for Artists recently published a great list of upcoming deadlines for artist opportunities. Click and prosper.

Art Projects in Melrose The Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts (MMFA) is currently accepting grant proposals from artists interested in bringing their work to the City of Melrose. The MMFA provides limited funds to arts organizations and individual artists to provide broad-based arts experiences to the citizens of the City of Melrose. Qualifying artists, projects or presenters need not be from Melrose, although the product or presentation must occur in Melrose for the benefit of the Melrose community. Questions, email MelroseMFA@Gmail.com. Learn more.
Deadline: rolling

Ten-minute Plays City Theatre in Miami is accepting submissions of short plays (ten minutes) for its City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. The winning play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival, and the winning playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Submit one play only; plays can span style and genre. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Fellowships Fellowships of up to $75,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue their creative projects. The fellowship period lasts from September through May. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014

New Music Projects New Music USA is funding projects that involve “new music getting out into the world through a live performance or recording.” Requests can come from individuals or organizations. To apply, create a user profile and a project page on the New Music USA Web site. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Historical Creative Writing Fellowships The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA will award at least three fellowships to creative and performing artists and writers to explore pre-20th century American history at the organization’s independent research library. The fellowships will provide monthlong residencies, which include $1,850 and optional housing (housing fee deducted from stipend), to “multiply and improve the ways in which an understanding of history is communicated to the American people.” Fellowship projects include historical novels, nonfiction, plays, poetry, documentary film, screenplays, articles, costume and set designs, sculpture, painting, and other creative endeavors with a basis in history.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 5, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the twelfth call for media art for display on the Marquee. The organizations are looking for 45-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of this LED sculpture. The call is limited to Massachusetts residents only. Learn more.
Deadline: Sunday, October 12, 2014 (midnight)

New England Artists New England artists who has not had a solo show in a commercial gallery are encouraged to apply to the Bromfield Gallery Solo 2015 Competition. This contest awards two artists a solo exhibition each in January, 2015, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Apply online, all media, with up to 5 jpgs ($30 fee). Juror: Judith Tolnick Champa, editor-ar-large, Art New England. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2014

Boston-area Visual Artists Reminder to Boston-area artists: apply for the Artadia award. Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Artadia Award from all visual artists living and working throughout the metro Boston area. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tiered jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators and established artists in the fall of 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Poets The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 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. Peter Stitt is the final judge. Learn more.
Deadline: October 31, 2014

Northeast Artists The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) seeks submissions for Open Call: NNE (North-Northeast), a juried exhibition open to artists in the six New England states and New York. Open Call: NNE will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each. The exhibition dates are January 10–February 7, 2015. The juror is Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. ENTRY FEE: $30 ($20 for BMAC members). Learn more.
Deadline: November 14, 2014

Creative Repurposing PIPELINE Ideas Competition is offering a $1,000 prize. Artists are encouraged to submit creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating, bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture in Medfield. Questions, email jeanmineo@aol.com. Learn more.
Deadline: November 21, 2014 (5 PM EST)

Image: “The hostile press and the consequences of crim. con., or, Shakspeare in danger” by Robert Cruikshank. Image from Folger Shakespeare Library, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Learn more about Folger Shakespeare Library images in the public domain.

Twanging Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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ArtSake’s plugged in and rocking out.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for StoneCrop Gallery’s Cell Phone Photos exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: May 16, 2014

Call for Artists Entries are now being accepted for  See the Light: A National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts that explore light both as a tool for emphasis, and as medium. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2014

Women Artists Entries are now being accepted for the 11th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial,  a juried exhibition. All women artists, including self-identified women, may submit original works of art in all media, including painting, photography, prints, drawing, works on paper, new media, sculpture, mixed media, traditional or non-traditional materials.  Juror: Nancy Princenthal: Critic, former Senior Editor of Art in America, NYC. There is no size limit on artwork. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Performing Artists Grants The New England Foundation for the Arts is currently accepting applications for the New England States Touring (NEST) Grants. NEST grants provide support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. Learn more.
Deadline: June 2, 2014

LGBTQ Films Entries are now being accepted for the Long Beach Q Film Festival (September 12-14, 2014, Long Beach, CA) – Seeking films that embody the LGBTQ community and the values of freedom, justice, and inclusion of everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Learn more.
Deadline: June 8, 2014

Artist, Writers Residency Fellowships The Vermont Studio Center is offering 43 fellowship awards for artists and writers, including: 25 VSC Fellowships, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships, VSC/Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships, and 1 Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship. Read more for a complete list of fellowships and eligibility requirements.
Deadline: June 15th, 2014

Playwrights Entries are now being accepted for The Firehouse Center for the Arts’ New Works Festival 2015. They are seeking original plays from New England. The 2015 New Works Festival will showcase 10 minute, one-act, and full-length plays. Learn more.
Deadline: June 29, 2014

Call for Proposals New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) invites you to propose a hybrid net art project for Turbulence.org – Augment it Yourself (AiY). Projects must use both the World Wide Web and a physical site. Commission Amount: $6,000.  Augmented Reality (AR) is a real-time experience of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input — such as video, graphics or sound — and mapped to GPS coordinates. Thus, after downloading an AR ‘app’ to a smartphone and going to the specified location, users are able to experience intertwined realities. While AR refers to the technologies that make these experiences possible, we are interested in how we have always augmented our realities — with our brains and other reality-mediating technologies — modifying and/or enhancing reality by layering memories on real-time perceptions, for instance. How will your project contribute to perception, memory, and the creation of the autobiographical self? Required: Proposal (max 500 words), Biography (max 300 words), and URLS of past work. Email to turbulence@turbulence.org with the Subject: Turbulence.org – AiY Proposal.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for En Foco’s New Work Photography Fellowship Awards for U.S.-based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Learn more.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Women of Color Filmmakers  Entries are now being accepted for the Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series (October 25-26, 2014, New York, NY), organized by African Voices and Long Island University’s Media Arts Dept. Entries must be directed, produced, or written by a woman or women of color, and will be accepted in the following categories: Women Film, Documentary, Narrative, Experimental, African Film, and India Film. Learn more.
Deadline: June 9, 2014

Image credit: Image of the great rock & roll innovator Chuck Berry. Photograph from the public domain. 

Snagging Those Artist Opportunities

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Choreographers, Dancers The Massachusetts Dance Festival is now accepting applications for their 2014 Concert Series. The Massachusetts Dance Festival highlights the diversity of dance choreography and performance found in the Bay State. It aims to create meaningful connections between dance companies, artists and audiences in order to enhance the dance culture of the region. Learn more.

Photographers The Photography Center of Cape Cod, a program of the Cape Cod Art Association is now accepting entries for Patterns, an open juried online exhibit. Learn more.
Deadline: April 25, 2014

Call for Artists with Disabilities In honor of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is hosting an exhibition. The goal of this show is to celebrate the ADA by showcasing the works of artists with disabilities. The call is open to all artists of all ages living in New England who have a disability. The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland St. Boston from June 26th through July 28th. All works must be original creations by the artist and available for purchase. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Poets The Tupelo Press is currently accepting entries for their Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book of Poetry. The prize 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, 2014

Of Note: Public Art Discussion Series: The Business Of Being A Public Artist (Part 1 Of 2) on April 30th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at The New England Foundation for the Arts. Free. RSPV

Call for Poets with Disabilities for Poetry Slam In celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Institute for Human Centered Design is seeking poets with disabilities to participate in a Poetry Slam. The call is open to poets of all ages living in New England who have a disability.The Poetry Slam will take place in Boston on July 23rd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Institute for Human Centered Design at 200 Portland St. Boston. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Coast Guard exhibit at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum in Barnstable Village. They are looking for photos of lighthouses, ships, nautical artifacts or Coast Guard memorabilia. Learn more.
Deadline: May 2, 2014

Videos, Animations, Computer-Generated Work  The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts have announced their tenth call for  Art on the Marquee. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that use the entire Marquee in creative ways. The 80-foot-tall Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens. This call is limited to artists and artist teams who reside in Massachusetts. Learn more.
Deadline: May 4, 2014 (midnight)

Call for Art The Rocky Neck Art Colony has announced a call to artists for the exhibition Fine Line, a juried all media and dimensions drawing show. They are seeking New England artists for whom the finest line expresses the widest of concepts. Selection to be announced May 20. Entries must be delivered in person. No shipped work accepted. Juror: Al Miner Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the MFA. Learn more.
Deadline: May 13, 2014 (midnight)

Call for Artists  Submissions are now being accepted for Westfield State University’s juried exhibition Emilee’s Art Dream: In Her Honor, an Exhibition for MS Awareness. The exhibition is open to New England artists only, and will run from 10/24 to 12/6/14, with a reception on 11/6/14. Artists may submit up to 3 works (preferred size under 5 feet). All forms of media are accepted, and submissions/descriptions should be tied to MS awareness. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Image credit: Published in the Public Domain Review. From the French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908),considered by many film historians to be the very first animated cartoon. See more.

Before and After Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Call to Artists The Dedham Square Artist Guild has extended its submission deadline for entries to their exhibition Take Me Out to The Ball Game. The show will consist of work reflecting a baseball theme. Artists are asked to create something that evokes what baseball means to them. Learn more.
Deadline Extended: April 10, 2013

Playwrights The New England Theatre Conference is sponsoring two award programs for playwrights: The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award for new full-length plays, and the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award for new full-length plays for young audiences. Both awards offer two cash awards: $1,000 for first prize; $500 for second prize. Submit full-length scripts; no musicals. Scripts must not have been published, professionally produced, or be under option for publication or professional production. Learn more.
Deadline for John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award: April 15, 2013
Deadline for Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award: May 1, 2013

Writing Fellowship for New Parents Pen Parentis offers a prize of $1,000, annually, to a fiction writer who is the parent of a child under the age of 10. The winner also receives an invitation to give a reading in New York City. Submit a story of up to 1,200 words with a $25 entry fee. Learn more.
Deadline: April 17, 2013

Call to Artists The Laboratory, ongoing experiment in DIY Investigative ART happenings, has announced a call for art with the theme of experimentation. The exhibition will take place on June 8, 2013 during Easthampton Art Walk. Laboratory Version 1 is housed in the defunct dye laboratory of an old textile mill in revived Easthampton, Massachusetts. Performance, Installation, Collections, 2D and 3D work accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2013 (midnight)

Residency in Italy The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency offers two to four week residencies in the Arts & Literary Arts, at the Bellagio Center in Northern Italy. The Foundation seeks applications from outstanding creative artists at all career stages with a record of significant achievement in their fields. Videographers, filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, poets, visual artists, and artists in performance art and multimedia from any country are welcome to apply. Projects in all fields are welcome, but there is an interest in projects that are inspired by or relates to global or social issues. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2013 for a possible residency between February 18, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Public Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts are looking for media art for display on the 80-foot-tall Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on 7 screens, providing full-motion video capability. Learn more. Questions, email info@bostoncyberarts.org.
Deadline: May 6, 2013

Call for Artists Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA is currently accepting entries for their upcoming juried exhibition, Art/Identity, which will examine identity in its various forms. Learn more.
Deadline: May, 12, 2013 (11:59 pm)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for Powered by See|Me, the fourth annual EXPOSURE photography competition. $30,000 in awards including an exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York. Learn more.
Deadline: May 15, 2013

Image credit: Black and white photograph of an unidentified man having his portrait painted by an artist. In the collection of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Artist Opportunities :()

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

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Call for Visual Artists DIYFEST, a day-long Arts and Music festival held in July outside of Jackson-Mann Elementary in Allston with over 30 bands playing on 3 seperate stages along with skill-shares and community activism seminars, has 20 open slots for visual arts. Artists will be displaying prints/zines on 30″x96″ tables. No fees are applied to participate. The entire event is community-based and non for profit. Interested visual artists should email Allston DIY Fest for more info.

Of Note: BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places free event Practicing and Supporting Ephemeral Art in Greater Boston is tonight, March 26th at 6:00 pm at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston). To attend, email rsvp@architects.org with APP 3/26 in the subject line.

Writers Entries are now being accepted in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest. Winners published in Winter 2013–2014 issue and each receive a $1,000 prize. Entrants must not have published a book before April 15, 2014. Learn more.
Deadline: April 2, 2013

Thumbtack Show The Belmont Gallery of Art invites artists to submit work for their Thumb Tack show to be held April 14 – May 5, 2013. Work must include the use of one or more of the colors green, yellow or blue. Submissions will be accepted in all visual arts media as long as the work can be hung by thumbtacks or bulldog clips and is not matted or framed.  Learn more.
Drop Off: Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m.

Professional Development Registration is now open for The Musician’s Professional Toolbox program which includes 10+ workshops over 9 weeks, presented by 8 instructors. Musicians may sign up for all 10, or just a few. Workshops start April 8th and run throughout April and May. Learn more.

Preparatory Drawings The Painting Center, in  Chelsea, NY, is currently accepting entries for its upcoming juried exhibition Working it Out, from June 18th to July 13th, 2013. The exhibit will be accompanied by a printed catalog. Artists of all disciplines begin their creative process with preparatory drawings. Learn more.
Deadline: April 15, 2013

Sculpture Entries are now being accepted for the Art In the Park Worcester MA. Outdoor juried exhibition of 20-25 large-scale site-specific or existing sculptures at Elm Park in Worcester MA from July – October 2013. Jurors include Anna Stothart of ICA/Boston. $700 honorarium. Learn more.   Questions, contact dlynne@artsandbusinesscouncil.org
Deadline: April 28, 2013

Poets The Poets Billow is now accepting entries for the Pangaea Prize for a series of up to 7 poems. The winning poet receives $100, an interview, publication in their Literary Art Gallery, and their nomination for a Pushcart Prize. Learn more.
Deadline May 1, 2013

Call for Art Incorporating Technology Entries are now being accepted for the nineteenth COLLISIONcollective exhibition to be held at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain, Boston, on Friday, June 14, 2013. Learn more.
Deadline: May 11, 2013 (before midnight eastern time)

Call to Artists The Visual Arts Sea Grant Program of Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage 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. The grants, up to $3,000, will be awarded annually.  Learn more.
Deadline: May 24, 2013

New England Playwrights The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) is collaborating with Boston Playwrights Theatre (BPT) to offer a $500 award plus a production in CSW’s 2013-2014 season. The CSW theatre department seeks large-cast contemporary plays dealing with social justice or political themes, by New England playwrights. The plays should be 60-90 minutes, will be performed by high school-aged students, and should have casts of 10-25 roles. Learn more.
Deadline: June 30, 2013

Media Production Grants Applicants are currently being accepted for America’s Media Makers (AMM) grants. Entries are accepted in the following formats: interactive digital media; film and television projects; and radio projects. Learn more.
Deadline: August 14, 2013

Image credit: Illustration courtesy of DIYFEST.

Fellows Notes – Dec 12

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

We’re past Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Now maybe… Fellows Notes Monday? Whatever the occasion, here’s the latest news from our past MCC awardees.

Claire Beckett, Fred H.C. Liang (also the curator), and Stephen Tourlentes are all featured in Inside Out 2012 at the Inside Out Museum, Beijing (thru 12/31).

The late Karen Aqua is celebrated in a show and sale of her drawings at Miller Street Studios (12/2). Read a tribute on Big Red and Shiny.

Prometheus Dance (aka Diane Arvanites-Noya and Tommy Neblett) is Celebrating 25 Years of Dance, Life and Love at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge (12/15, 7 PM.)

Ilisa Barbash guest blogs at the American Film Showcase about bringing her film Sweetgrass to Kazakhstan.

Ben Berman‘s new poetry collection, Strange Borderlands, is being published by Able Muse Press in January!

Kristin Bock is a contributor to Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, which is raising funds on Kickstarter.

Kelley Donovan & Dancers present Entwine, an evening length dance exploring connection and interdependence at Green Street Studio (12/1, 8 PM).

Andrea Sherrill Evans has two drawings in locatingPLACE: 9 Propositions from the Boston Drawing Project at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. The show was organized by Joseph Carroll.

Rebecca Kaiser Gibson is writing 30 poems for 30 days, for Tupelo Press!

Regie Gibson reads at the Fuller Craft Museum as part of the Brockton Poetry Series (12/15, 3:30 PM). He was recently featured on the Mass Poetry blog with his poem southeast ridge.

Holly Guran reads as part of the Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain (12/7, 7:30 PM).

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hughey, who won a 2013 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photography by Stefanie Klavens is in The Space in Between at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston (thru 1/19).

Congratulations to Andrew Krivak, whose novel The Soujourn won the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction.

Mary Bucci McCoy is among the artists in Ways & Meanings: Work by Eleven Contemporary Painters at Gallery Della-Piana in Wenham (thru 1/5/13).

Mary O’Malley is among the artists featured in the 2nd Annual Holiday Open Studios at Porter Mill (12/1, 10 AM-7 PM).

Watch Bill Peters read from his novel Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality at Litquake. Also, read an entertaining interview in the Visions of the Unexcused blog and find out his writing playlist.

Monica Raymond‘s “Calypso,” an excerpt from her play-in-progress Four Riffs for a Sailor, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the editors of Verse Wisconsin. It appeared in their issue on contemporary verse drama this past summer. Monica will be reading poetry as part of Terra Frierich’s mixed-media installation/performance EnCycloMedia at Mobius in late December.

Congratulations to Shelley Reed, one of the recipients of the SMFA Traveling Fellowship.

Judy Riola‘s solo painting show Noisy Constellations just closed at Bromfield Gallery.

George Rosen‘s story collection The Immanence of God in the Tropics gets a great review in North Shore Art Throb and another, in syndication, by
Rae Padilla Francoeur.

Evelyn Rydz‘s 1000 Years exhibition at Ellen Miller Gallery got a superb write-up in the Boston Globe.

Mari Seder had two exhibitions of polaroid transfers in Oaxaca, Mexico this past year. One show was held at the Centro Manuel Alvarez Bravo museum; the other at La Jicara. Both exhibitions were accompanied by her book Cuba: El Tiempo Suspendido/ Cuba: Time Suspended.

Leslie Sills is featured in the exhibition Tea Pot Redefined 2012, which has been extended through December at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge. Reception: December 8, 3-5 PM.

Peter Snoad‘s new play Raising David Walker had a staged reading at New York City’s Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group and will have a workshop/reading at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the Newark Museum, on February 23.

Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz has work in Where We Live at the Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery (thru 12/13).

Jeff Warmouth is among the artist featured in COLLISION18: Present at Boston Cyberarts Gallery (thru 12/15).

Joan Wickersham‘s book News from Spain is getting great acclaim, including being named a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012. Read a thoughtful essay about the book in the Gwarlingo blog.

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

Image: Leslie Sills, DOWNTON TEA.

Feel the Beat of Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Quiz time: who can name the squiggly-shaped horn hanging on the wall behind the clarinetist?

Digital Art Entries are now being accepted for IDEAS_12, an exhibition of innovative digital art work. The exhibition coincides with the tenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (IDMAA) conference, to be held on the campus of The New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Works may be interactive pieces, animation, video, imagery, virtual spaces, sound, sculpture and hybrid media. Any piece using digital innovation to communicate an aesthetic idea is welcome. Learn more.
Deadline: September 21, 2012

Poets California State University is currently accepting entries for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, a prize of $2,000 and publication by Anhinga Press. Cornelius Eady will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Fellowships Fellowships of $70,000 each, office space at the Radcliffe Institute, and access to the libraries at Harvard University are given annually to artists in a variety of disciplines to allow them to pursue their creative projects. The fellowship period lasts from September through May. Learn more.
Deadline: October 1, 2012

Small Works Exhibition The Torpedo Factory Art Center is currently accepting entries for their international exhibition 5×5(x5). Submitted work cannot exceed 5″ in any direction. All media accepted. Learn more.
Deadline: October 8, 2012

Call to Artists Love Art? Love football? This might be just the right call for you. Request for Qualifications/RFQ are being accepted for professional artists to design, fabricate and install artwork in front of the Frank T. Bow Building at 201 Cleveland Avenue, SW Canton, OH in order to commemorate the Eleven Greatest Moments in Pro Football History! Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Exhibition Opportunity Redux, a contemporary art venue in South Carolina is offering opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established artists to exhibit in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Exhibitions are not limited to any media, and an exhibition committee will consider all applicants for solo, two person, and group exhibitions for the 6-8 available slots in 2013/14. Learn more.
Deadline: October 24, 2012

Image credit: From Wikimedia. Painting of French soldier trying to play the clarinet, by Carle Vernet, 1812, Paris, France.

 


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