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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).


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.

Vintage Vinyl Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


Poetry Entries are now being accepted for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award is given annually to a woman poet over 40 years of age who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000; publication in Voices From the Attic, the university’s literary journal; and round-trip transportation and lodging to give a reading at Carlow University with this year’s judge, Lynn Emanuel. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2015

Media Art The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and Boston Cyberarts are issuing the fifteenth call for media art to display on the Marquee at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. They are looking for 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated motion works by Massachusetts artists that push the creative limits of this 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture. Learn more.
Deadline: September 7, 2015 (midnight)

Short Films Boston Open Screen, an open mic for film, encourages local filmmakers to bring their short films to screen at the next event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Boston Open Screen will play any film on the big screen as long as it’s 10 minutes or under. More info and tech specs on the Facebook page.
September 8, 2015, 7-10 PM

Public Artists, Designers, Data Visualizers, Environmentalists Applications are now being considered for an Energy Feedback Sculpture at Harvard University. Selected applicants will be awarded funding to develop proposals to be considered for a major public art installation on campus. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2015

Studios at MASS MoCA The Studios at MASS MoCA, a new program from Assets for Artists, offers two professional development tracks: artists can apply for self-directed professional development residencies of 1-4 weeks in length, and/or enroll in week-long “workshops-in-residence” with individual studio space and housing complemented by instructor-led programming. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Learn more.
Deadline: September 14, 2015

Glass Artists The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) has announced a call for entries for its 1st Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2015,  for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The juror is Maurine Littleton. Learn more.
Deadline: September 16, 2015

Crafts Artists Entries are now being accepted for the annual Smithsonian Craft Show,  a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design.  Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. Learn more.
Deadline: September 20, 2015

Amherst/Pioneer Valley Writers Calling all writers in the Greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley region: Luminarium Dance’s “Amherst Storybook Project” is in its final stage. Using artwork from local artists, the company has created 12 fanciful images for a new children’s storybook. Writers are asked to choose an image, and write a poem or short story inspired by the scene. Submissions are completely free, and writers are welcome to submit as many entries as they wish. One submission per image will ultimately be chosen to be printed alongside the artwork in the final book, which will debut at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on November 8th. See images, learn more, and submit writing here.
Deadline: September 25, 2015, 5 PM

Dissertation Fellowships in American Art Applications are now being accepted for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing. Stipend: $25,000, plus up to $2,000 as a travel allowance.
Learn more.
Deadline: October 21, 2015

Nominate a Jazz Master Fellowships of up to $25,000 are awarded to living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including the jazz community. The NEA encourages nominations of a broad range of men and women who have been significant to the field of jazz, through vocals, instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. Nominees must demonstrate significant contribution to the art form through their body of work in the field of jazz. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Image credit: Original image, via Smithsonian Libraries, from Academy sketches (1877).

Artist Opportunities By the Powers of Shakespeare

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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 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 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.

What Technology Trends Are Impacting Your Discipline?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Roughly once a month, we pose questions to artists about their work and lives. We recently asked a group of artists, What technological trends are having the greatest impact on art in your discipline (for better or for worse)?


Timothy Kadish, visual artist
The Pixel. Digital photography and related technologies are having a profound effect on the 2 dimensional visual arts. I am referring to accessibility. The ability to readily adjust, manipulate, morph, and break down an image is affecting how the visual artist interacts with the formal and conceptual properties of a picture. Pixels are the “Legos” of our visual worlds and anyone can play.

Daniel Kornrumpf, fiber artist and painter
Using images that I’ve sourced from online profiles, I make embroidered portraits by hand stitching and overlapping different colored threads to create the illusion of form as well as a visceral, painterly texture. There are computer programs now that can use sophisticated sewing machines to create intricate, multi colored, embroidered images. You may have seen an example recently if you’ve been in a store that develops photos. They’ll have a blanket hanging on the wall, stitched with an image, typically a family portrait as a relatively inexpensive product, allowing you to create a blanket or pillow that can be stitched to include any image you want. There is a certain kitschy aesthetic to them but it is clear they are not made by hand. This is not a new “problem” for artists. The industrial revolution made is a lot easier and more affordable to make a lot of products from furniture to clothing, but there are still craftsman and designers today that make handmade, one of kind pieces. I believe it to be a more productive mindset to think of innovation as new opportunities and not as competition or hindrances.


Amy Archambault, installation artist
As an installation artist and sculptor, my work embodies the physical. It is an extension of my body and the space that I inhabit. I am interested in raw materials that fuse together the visual language of architecture and the physicality of athletic culture. Current trends in technology have influenced my field as some artists now employ diverse forms of new media into a given structural form. My work has utilized these tools minimally while striving to retain a raw and direct format. Suspensions (2011) explores the activation of multiple spaces that were void of human intervention. Each performance or survey of a given structure was documented using a Go-Pro HERO camera. This form of documentation yielded a raw “home-made” quality that could be shifted between surveillance and directly attached to the subject. I have continued to use this approach in more recent work. While new media continues to expand into the realm of installation, I am still most concerned with the materials themselves and their physical properties. My work takes me back to my childhood and what it is like to “touch” something for the first time. It allows the viewer to have a haptic experience and consider all the properties before them; color, texture, form, scale, dimension. Beyond the integration of video, sound (new media), installation art, I believe, will continue to be driven by physical experience.

Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, visual artist and animator
Today virtually anyone can affordably create animations. Photoshop lets artists try design permutations with unprecedented efficacy. Robotics, drawing programs, 3-d modeling tools, and Maker Bots promise a world of seamless, effortless craft. Material can be digitized and reworked. Screen glitches and pixilation are part of visual parlance, and high-tech terminology has permeated speech. Information is immediate and super abundant.

This is good because ideas find fresh embodiment and can be shared globally in real time. Inspired artists with insight, energy, and grit see technological leaps as new challenges, and as opportunities for surprises. Such individuals aren’t common, however. I think it’s a problem when people are convinced by the power of machines that making interesting art is easier than it inevitably turns out to be.

As an artist and as a teacher, I’ve tried to cultivate fluency in simple, ancient tools (charcoal, ink) believing that this enables one to more creatively exploit complex, new tools. It’s analogous to conditioning for athletes. This strategy has been succeeding, and I make animations with digital photographs of my drawings. New media has made this possible, and thus stretched me artistically.

That said, until we’re transformed by bionics, Nano-technology, and the omniscient connectivity of the Internet into something we no longer recognize as us – I’ll put faith in a need for the primal urgency of art wrought plainly by our own hands, bodies, and voices.
Installation artist Amy Archambault had a solo exhibition, Live-work, at 17 Cox Gallery this Winter. Watch a stop motion animation of the exhibition installation.

Timothy Kadish is exhibiting visual art in a dual show with Warner Friedman at Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA (6/10-7/12, opening reception 6/14, 4-6 PM).

Daniel Kornrumpf is a fiber artist and painter.

Animator and visual artist Shane Savage-Rumbaugh will be doing a residency at The IdeaX factory in Springfield MO this summer.

Twanging Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


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 – 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 with the Subject: – 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. 

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
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

Oh yeah!

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 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
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.

Towing the Artist Opportunities Line

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is the fastest way to the art exhibition!

Digital Art and Photography The LACDA 2012, an international competition for digital art and photography, is now accepting entries. Artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition their main gallery. Ten second place winners will also be exhibited. Learn more.
Deadline September 24, 2012

Public Art Proposals are being sought for a public art work honoring the Sicilian fishermen of Boston’s North End. The work will be located on the north side of Long Wharf near the remnants of T Wharf, which along with Eastern Packard Pier and Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End formed the commercial center of activity for the neighborhood. Budget: $100,000. Learn more.
Deadline: September 28, 2012 (5:00 pm)

Experimental Technology-Based Artwork COLLISIONcollective is currently accepting submissions of experimental technology-based artwork for an exhibition that will open at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain on Friday, November 9, 2012. Learn more.
Deadline: September 29, 2012 (before midnight)

Jewelry Grant Emerging Artist Award The Emerging Artist Award (EAA) is currently accepting applications. The EAA is awarded to makers of contemporary art jewelry who have completed their academic/professional training and are making new work as part of their post-training career. In addition to the $7,500 award, the winner of the EAA will have their work shown at SOFA NY or COLLECT in London with an AJF member gallery and will give a short talk as part of the lecture series. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Residency The Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program is currently accepting applications from professional digital artists, writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2012

Artists and Writers Residency The Vermont Studio Center is currently accepting applications for 35 fellowships for residencies.  All artists and writers are welcome to apply. Learn more.
Deadline:  October 1, 2012

Call for Articles, Reviews,Visual Art, Sonic Art, Performances Body, Space & Technology, an on-line interdisciplinary, innovative refereed journal is currently accepting submissions from all aspects of contemporary arts and new technologies. As well as articles, perspectives and reviews of books they are actively seeking reviews of performance and visual and sonic art. They would also like reports on related conferences, symposia and events. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Call for Artists NEW EMERGING ARTISTS is currently accepting Submissions for a 5-Person Exhibition at MIAMI PROJECT, which runs along Art Basel on December 4-9, 2012 and features 65 galleries from around the world.  All artists must be at least 18 years old. Application fee is $35.00. All media considered. Learn more.
Deadline: October 20, 2012

Call for Drawing The Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College is currently accepting entries for their inaugural biennial exhibition 2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds. Experimental work in all disciplines (sculpture, film, installation, printmaking, and more) that reconsiders the boundaries of drawing is accepted. Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum of Art. Learn more.
Deadline: November 1, 2012

Call to Artists The Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich invites artists, designers and engineers to participate in Moving Landscapes: an outdoor sculpture exhibit, an outdoor sculpture exhibit of solar, wind, water, and human-powered kinetic sculpture for the 2013 season. An open house will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 2-4pm for artists to learn more about the project and to visit the grounds on which the sculptures will be displayed. Learn more.
Deadline: November 18, 2012 (midnight)

Sculpture Residency The Sculpture Space, in Utica, New York is currently accepting applications from artists whose focus is sculpture for a two-month residency between September 2013 and August 2014. Eighteen to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year; a stipend of $2000 is awarded to offset costs (dependent on funding). Learn more
Deadline: December 1, 2012

Image credit: Vintage postcard depicting a man on water skis with woman in red bathing suit sitting in a motor boat.

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.


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.