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Apply for a Prestigious Grant for American Painters

Friday, November 4th, 2016

In 2010, through the estate of artists Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum established an annual grant for American painters aged 45 years or older. Since that time, The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant has awarded $30,000-$35,000 each year to mature American artists.

Grants, typically ranging $5,000 to $30,000, are offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The fund honors its namesakes, in particular Lillian Orlowsky, who sought to provide financial support to mature artists due to her passionate commitment to art. The goal of the grant is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

We highly encourage Massachusetts artists who fit the eligibility requirements to apply. See a gallery of work by past Massachusetts recipients, above.

The postmark deadline for the grant is April 3, 2017. Find guidelines, application instructions, and more information.

Charles Tracy of NPS on the Isles Arts Initiative

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

SEEN/UNSEEN on Spectacle Island, part of the Isles Arts Initiative

Though not volcanic (as far as we know…), something is stirring in the drumlins of the Boston Harbor Islands this summer.

The Isles Arts Initiative is a series of site-responsive installations, events, performances, screenings, and exhibitions in and about the Boston Harbor Islands. Some of the region’s most exciting artists – including 18 past awardees of MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program – are involved as exhibiting artists or performers. IAI is a project by Liz Devlin of FLUX.Boston, in partnership with the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance, Greenovate Boston, DCR Massachusetts, the Boston Art Commission, and (as the islands are designated National Parks) the National Park Service.

There’s a long tradition of artists partnering with federal agencies and initiatives. We asked Charles Tracy of the National Park Service, one of the earliest collaborators on the project, about the origins of the Isles Arts Initiative, art in the National Parks, and opportunities for artists in partnering with the NPS.

ArtSake: How did your collaboration on the Isles Arts Initiative begin?
CharlesTracyCharles: It began with a meeting over a year ago with Liz Devlin at Espresso Love on Broad Street. I was impressed with her seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm for bringing art to the Boston Harbor Islands – two traits I knew that we would need to make it happen.

ArtSake: What has surprised you the most about working on the Isles Arts, thus far?
Charles: The widespread interest in being part of the Isles Arts Initiative within a broad spectrum of the Boston arts community – artists, galleries, museums. It almost seemed as though people were just waiting for this to happen. I think it is also due to Liz Devlin’s networking expertise.

ArtSake: What do you hope visitors to the Isles Arts Initiative will take with them after experiencing it?
Charles: I hope they will see the Boston Harbor Islands and their relationship to it in a new way; I hope they will think about the need to protect these incredible places; and I hope they will leave with a desire to return to the Boston Harbor Islands for recreation and exploration.

Fort Warren on Georges Island, location of site-responsive installations for COVE, part of the Isles Arts Initiative

ISLE DE MONSTRUOS NEWSSTAND by the INDIVIDUALS, part of the Isles Arts Initiative

ArtSake: Why is it important to you to include the work of artists in the National Parks?
Charles: I don’t think it is just important, I believe it is imperative that artists engage in National Parks. We need artists to help us bring a wider range of interpretation and visitor experience than the National Park Service itself provides – so that we can connect with a broader range of visitors.

ArtSake: What opportunities are there to work with the National Park Service that artists might not know about?
Charles: The National Park Service has a growing interest in working with artists, especially on temporary installations, as evidenced by the recent works by Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz and JR on Ellis Island. We have more than 50 national parks that offer artist-in-residencies; beyond that, many more parks without a formal program are exploring working with artists.

The Isles Arts Initiative

The Isles Arts Initiative is a Summer 2015 public art series on the Boston Harbor Islands and in Boston that will capture the intrinsic beauty of the 34 harbor islands. An exhibition at Fort Point Arts Community’s Atlantic Wharf Gallery and installation at Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center are on view now. The site-responsive installations of COVE and the performance series SEEN/UNSEEN both begin July 11, 2015. Exhibits at the WGBH Digital Mural, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston Children’s Museum open later this summer.

Charles Tracy is a landscape architect with the National Park Service who guides long-distance trail development and regional landscape conservation and recreation initiatives in New England, including the newly-designated New England National Scenic Trail. On the national level, he specializes in partnerships with artists and arts organizations to expand the role of artist-in-residency programs in national parks and the use of art as a catalyst for inspiring environmental stewardship. Contact Charles at

Images: all images courtesy of Isles Arts Initiative: SEEN/UNSEEN on Spectacle Island; headshot of Charles Tracy; Fort Warren on Georges Island, location of site-responsive installations for COVE; ISLE DE MONSTRUOS NEWSSTAND by the !ND!V!DUALS, located at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center; promo image for Isles Arts Initiative.

Frisky Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015


Make every stroke count, or else into the draw with you!

Poets The Fifth Annual Pat Schneider Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Amherst Writers & Artists, is currently accepting submissions. First prize is $1000 and receives publication in Peregrine Journal. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Artists  Miranda’s Hearth is seeking presenters for the #WhatIMake Conference on October 17, 2015 at Groundworks in New Bedford, MA. They are looking for makers in the broadest sense including, but not limited to, those who practice programming, robotics, gardening, cartooning, art, physics, cooking, biology, mapping, canning, writing, web design, framing, counseling, and music. Since presenters will lead a hands-on workshop in the afternoon, they are especially seeking speakers who are skilled at teaching. Selected presenters will be awarded a $50 honorarium plus up to $30 to cover supplies for workshops. They will also be asked to participate in at least two practice sessions before the event. To apply, submit the following to :a paragraph describing the subject of your talk; a paragraph describing the structure of your workshop, including your past teaching experiences; short bio and a resume.
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted to Uforge Gallery’s Juror’s Choice Award exhibition. The juror is Judy Blotnick (’04 Painting Finalist). Will accept works in any subject and media, including ready-to-hang 2-D pieces within 36×48 in. and freestanding 3-D pieces within 24x24x24 in.
Learn more.
Deadline: July 10, 2015

Photographers Emerging and established photographers who live or work in New England are invited to submit work to the New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art’s highly-selective exhibition of innovative, contemporary photography. Learn more.
Deadline: July 13, 2015

Temporary Public Art The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc., with the support of the Friends of Fort Point Channel and the Fort Point Operations Board is seeking proposals for a temporary work of public art for installation in conjunction with its annual fall Open
Studios event in October 2015. Learn more.
Deadline: July 26, 2015

Exhibition Proposals The Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) Gallery in Boston seeks proposals in all media for five two-person or group shows for their 2015/2016 season. Artists selected to exhibit video/film work must provide their own equipment. Learn more.
Deadline: July 31, 2015 (5pm)

Call to Artists The artist-run Bromfield Gallery in Boston is seeking emerging and established New England artists to become members. Free application process. They plan to accept up to 5 artists this fall. With an emphasis on New England artists, its three gallery spaces exhibit contemporary art in all media, including printmaking, sculpture, painting, and drawing, as well as video, installation, and new media. To apply, send a link to your website to with this subject line: “Your Name: Membership Submission to Bromfield Gallery for September 1 deadline.” Finalists will be asked to bring 3-5 pieces from one recent body of work to a monthly meeting. Members receive a solo show every two years, in addition to showing work regularly in Gallery III and in their flat files, and being represented on their website. Their exhibitions are reviewed in Art New England and Artscope, among other publications. Monthly dues are $60 for Associate Members and $100 for Members. Duties include sitting or helping with a reception once a month, assisting with general gallery operations, and serving on ad hoc committees as needed. Bromfield staff includes a Manager, Bookkeeper and Installer. Learn more. Questions, contact Gary Duehr, Manager, at
Deadline: September 1, 2015

Crafts Artists Artists Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Materials: Hard & Soft, February 5 – April 1, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas. The juror is Elizabeth Kozlowski, Curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Learn more.
Deadline: September 4, 2015

Musicians Scholarships are available for musicians to attend the Future of Music Policy Summit to be held in Washington, D.C. Learn more.
Deadline: October 18, 2015

Image credit: The Painting Lesson by Henriette Ronner-Knip.

What Kinds of Support Are Most Important?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Roughly once a month, we pose a question to artists about an issue they face in their work and lives.

MCC is proud to support artists with Artist Fellowships for excellence, but monetary grants are only one among numerous ways an artist might receive support. We asked a group of artists in different disciplines, What kinds of support have been most important to you?

Lucy Kim, MARILYN MARKS (JON AND LUCY) (2013), oil paint and plastic on wood panel, 16x12 in

Lucy Kim, visual artist
The most critical support comes from my closest friends and family. It’s an emotional and intellectual support that I would be utterly lost without. They are the ones I trust to be brutally honest with me when it matters most.

There is also the more public kind of validation and support that have been tremendously important. A year ago, I met Lisa Cooley and joined her gallery. I learned what it meant to have the support of a professional and ambitious gallerist – someone with a vision and a long view of things. The MacDowell Colony and Skowhegan both provided residencies where I was able to retreat and make work for two months at a time. This year, I was honored to receive an Artadia Award, which helps so much with production costs as I gear up for my first solo show.

Kate Leary, writer
This year, for the first time, I received support for my fiction in the form of grants – from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. I’m a parent of two young children, and I’m spending almost all of this money on childcare so I can work on my novel. Financial support is concrete, quantifiable, and exactly what I need right now. Knowing that my work was judged to be deserving of support matters, too. I’m approaching this novel with a level of confidence I’ve never felt before. Winning a residency at I-Park a few years ago provided a similar boost.

For a long time, I’ve been supported in ways that are less official but no less precious. My husband has never made me feel as though it’s overindulgent to invest time and money into writing fiction. When our youngest was two and we couldn’t fit babysitting into our budget, he juggled his work schedule so I could always have five hours a week to write that year. Support in the early days of parenting came from friends who enthusiastically agreed to childcare swaps that I probably needed more than they did. Before that, it came from teachers who encouraged me, and from writer friends who still read my work and help me improve it. Support has come from my entire family, but especially from my mom, a librarian who drove me around to branch libraries tirelessly so I could read exactly the books I was desperate to read.

Eric Gottesman, photographic artist and organizer
I feel the love from many places: my friends and family, funders, curators that want to show my work, residencies and organizations that have helped me produce it, partners in community-based projects, etc. But the one well of support I find myself returning to again and again is my community of fellow artists. There are several groups of artists I have met (in grad school, at residencies, in cities I’ve lived in) that I stay in touch with and, whenever we get a chance to hang out, there often arises an uncomfortable moment when one of us asks the rest to look at a proposal or a work in progress and give feedback; then the avalanche begins and everyone chimes in “Me too!” We depend on each other. We are friends but an important part of our friendship is our desire to be entwined in each other’s practices. A kind of deep understanding over many years results from watching someone develop and change.

Vanessa Michalak, painter
As an artist, the emotional support that I’ve received from people in my life has been invaluable. My friends, family members, teachers and significant other have helped me achieve more than I possible could have alone. So much about being an artist can be paralleled to the dedication of an athlete that shows up day after day to practice. On the toughest days, filled with self doubt and fear, the kindness, love and encouragement of all these special people is what gets me through and keeps me coming back to my art again and again.



Eric Gottesman is a photographic artist and organizer. His first book, Sudden Flowers, was published in October 2014 by Fishbar.

Lucy Kim is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City and Cambridge, MA. She has a solo show at Lisa Cooley in NYC opening on Jan. 11, 2015.

Kate Leary is a fiction writer. She recently received a Sustainable Arts Foundation award (for artists and writers with families) to support her novel-in-progress.

Vanessa Michalak is a painter who recently returned from an artist residency at PLAYA in Oregon. Her work will exhibit at Boston City Hall in May 2015.

Images: Lucy Kim, MARILYN MARKS (JON AND LUCY) (2013), oil paint and plastic on wood panel, 16×12 in; Vanessa Michalak, HOME SWEET HOME (2013), oil on canvas, 36×48 in.

Breathe Easy Artist Opportunities

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014


Take a deep breath and dive into these artist opportunities.

Call for Art Gallery 263, Cambridge is now accepting entries for Chroma, a national juried exhibition of work on hue saturation and value, selected by Lynda Schlosberg (Boston-based artist, Kingston Gallery). Open to all US residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Work in all media is encouraged.  Learn more.
Deadline: December 7, 2014

LGBT Writers Submissions for the Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; and Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; as well as for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBT fiction are now open. Learn more.
Deadline: December 9, 2014

Art & Handmade Goods Space is available for Somerville’s upcoming Saturday Local Artist Markets (SLAM) in December. SLAM provides a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. Entry fee. Questions, contact marykeane55@hotmail.comLearn more.

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the 6th National Juried Photography Exhibit Of Memory, Bone & Myth, organized by The University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design. This year’s juror is Tom Young. Learn more.
Deadline: December 11, 2014

Poetry New American Press is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 New American Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript will be published, and its author awarded $1,000. Learn more.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury The Alliance of Artists Communities has announced that applications are now available for the 2015 Creative Access residency awards. The program provides visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) a month-long, funded studio residency. The program is open to all visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury in the United States and Canada. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for the Breath of Spring Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. Learn more.
Deadline:  January 23, 2015 (midnight EST)

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the Animals in Action Online Photography Exhibit sponsored by Photography Center of Cape Cod. Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (midnight EST)

Temporary Public Art Submissions for temporary public art in Spy Pond Park, Arlington are now being accepted. This juried exhibition, sponsored by Arlington Recreation and Arlington Public Art, is open to all artists 18 years or older producing temporary public art installations suitable for three week outdoor and public exposure. Artists are encouraged to explore the history of this pond and surrounding area for ideas. Learn more.
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Knitted Artist Opportunities

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


ArtSake spins yet another yarn!

Artists, Writers, Composers, Photographers Residency Applications are now being accepted for the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in California. Residencies are intended as professional development opportunities for artists, writers, composers and photographers. Artistic merit and promise are the basis for selections. All artists, ages 21 and over, who desire time alone in a natural setting to pursue creative work, are encouraged to apply. Learn more.
Deadline: Rolling Monthly

Performing Artists NEST grants provide support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists. If you are a performing artist, the NEST grants program may be of interest to you. Learn more.
Deadline: December 1, 2014

Monotypes The Monotype Guild of New England is now accepting entries for their emerging young printmakers juried student exhibition Layers. Hosted in the campus gallery at Curry College, MGNE aims to recognize the merit of printmaking and art students from across New England. All students who submit artwork to this showcase will be given a free student membership to MGNE. Learn more.
Deadline: December 19, 2014

Women Playwrights The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and the 2015 Susan Glaspell Contest. Learn more.
Deadline: January 13, 2015

Opera Singers The George London Foundation, one of the oldest vocal competitions in the United States and Canada, is offering 5 awards of $10,000 each. There will be 5 Encouragement Grants of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions of $500 will go to all finalists who do not receive an award. Learn more.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Photographers Entries are now being accepted for the exhibition Photography Now, presented at the University Place Gallery in Cambridge, MA, and juried by Stephen Tourlentes.  Learn more.
Deadline: January 30, 2015

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Artist Profile: Bob Oppenheim

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Artists Fellows and Finalists in Painting, October 28 – November 15, 2014 at the NAC, 61 Washington Park in Newtonville, MA (opening reception Thurs, Nov. 6, 6-8:30 PM). The installation will be curated by independent curator, FLUX.Boston creator, and NAC Board member Liz Devlin in collaboration with NAC Exhibitions Director Kathleen Smith Redman. Bob Oppenheim is one of the 15 painters that will be included in this exhibition. Let’s find out a little more about his work.

Flayed 12x9 2014 (3)

In 2003 I introduced sewing into my studio practice, a process that acted as a metaphor for loss and served as the perfect vehicle for conveying a feeling of transience, instability and uncertainty. Tearing, mending, destroying and repairing were all part of the process.

Levitas 10x8 2014 (4)

Needle marks scarred the surface and the stitches attached painted canvas, fabric and clothing to the ground. Sewing became the primary drawing tool. My sewing is crude: unrefined. A quilt maker who visited my studio told me that I do everything she tries not to do: so don’t ask me to hem a pair of pants.

Scramble 12x12 2014 (4)
As these paintings evolved dots emerged. They supported the linear structure, served as a means of attaching loose threads and acted as color notes which infused the paintings with a rhythmic structure. In some work holes in the canvas expose the panel and allow color to escape from the surface below.

Twitter 12x12 2014

The most recent work is conceptually cool and warm: they explore these contradictions. A field of color is constructed from layers of paint. The surface is modulated and cohabits with marks and a complex network of threads.

Whisper 12x9 2014

Most of my work is modest in scale. I want to develop a feeling of intimacy.
That sense of intimacy, brought to a level beyond my expectation was recently described by a person who recently purchased a very small painting. The owner carried it from one room to room much like a reliquary or icon. I love the unexpected.

Bob Oppenheim, 2014

Images courtesy Miller Yezerski Gallery. Photo credit: Will Howcroft. Bob Oppenheim’s paintings, from top to bottom: Flayed, 12″ x 9″, 2014; Levitas, 10″ x 8″, 2014; Scramble, 12″ x 12″, 2014; Twitter, 12″ x 12″, 2014; Whisper, 12″ x 9″, 2014.

Artist Profile: Azadeh Tajpour

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and The New Art Center (NAC) will present the MCC Artists Fellows and Finalists in Painting, October 28 – November 15, 2014 at the NAC, 61 Washington Park in Newtonville, MA (opening reception Thurs, Nov. 6, 6-8:30 PM). The exhibition will showcase the MCC’s Artist Fellowships 2014 awardees in Painting. The installation will be curated by independent curator, FLUX.Boston creator, and NAC Board member Liz Devlin in collaboration with NAC Exhibitions Director Kathleen Smith Redman. We caught up with a number of the artists in the show to ask them to talk about their work. First up is Azadeh Tajpour.

I am interested in the ways in which we receive and perceive information, especially the lenses through which we look at “others” exploring the gray area and the shifting borders between “us” and “other.”

Protest, June 14th, 2009, Tehran, Iran (or Observer Effect) and Protest of 2009, Isfahan, Iran are installations of eighteen and five paintings respectively. They are based on video stills from found video of the 2009 post election upheavals in Iran captured by protestor hiding inside a store in Tehran in the former and hiding and filming through a house yard gate in Isfahan in the latter, observing the clash between the protestors and the anti riot police. These paintings examine the layers of mediation through which we experience what happens “elsewhere” and the way digital space alters physical distance. The instantaneous moments of turmoil have been frozen in these paintings, while they act as a permanent pause and replay, as the viewer experiences individual frames simultaneously. The paintings reflect a sense of connection and presence as well as detachment and inaccessibility and connote to the active but hidden modes of observation emphasizing obstruction or even erasure as in Protest, 2009, Orumieh, Iran (installation of four paintings).

Point of View Drone (detail) by Azadeh Tajpour

Point of view of the Drone (Graphite pencil on vellum) is based on video stills from a footage captured by an American drone in Afghanistan, which was captured by Iranian forces near the border in 2011. The blurry and ambiguous fragments reflect the distortion of our assumed realities and the transformation of the video as a moving image to the still drawings suggests the fragmentations of the experience as well as our subjective lenses.

In Photo Captions (Mixed media Installation), I examine the ways in which photograph captions can shape the viewer’s experience of the photographic image and suggest specific interpretations. This series is based on photographs of Iranian women from late 19th to early 20th century, found in the digital collection “Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran”. The overlapping of seemingly similar photographs from the same photo album with contradictory or opposing captions emphasizes the arbitrariness of the text that purports to identify these subjects, and the ambiguity that underlies its attempt to classify and create “types.” The work also reflects upon the ways in which such texts influence our perceptions and create as well as perpetuate certain narratives about women, culture and social history.

Studio Views: Judith Klausner

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Judith Klausner work revels in the minutia of the world. She has recently taken a great artistic and personal risk with her new series Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet.  Here she graciously offers us a peek into her studio.

Lorazepam (view 1); 2.75″×1.5″×1.5″; prescription pill bottle, Swarovski crystals;

I have not naturally been an organized person with my space, but over the last year I’ve really been trying to turn that around. After nearly 3 years of my “studio” mostly consisting of taking over the dining room table, I finally did an overhaul of the space intended to be my studio since I moved into this apartment 3 years ago. It’s a small but beautiful nook full of natural light; I’m very lucky to have two skylights and a big window overlooking the neighborhood.

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The windows help particularly on days when I’m working nonstop and never make it out of the house; I don’t feel like I’ve missed it quite as much when I can see the sky and feel the breeze.

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I took a page from my partner’s book (and borrowed his label-maker), and sorted all of my supplies into labeled plastic bins (visitors are often amused by the sometimes bizarre labels my odd materials have produced). A customizable Ikea shelving unit provided the perfect storage framework while not taking up too much of my limited footprint, and I was even able to include a little display case. The case has been especially helpful with the new series I’ve been working on, Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet.

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The work tackles issues of taboo around medication use and chronic medical conditions, using the visual vocabulary of jewelry to transform medical ephemera from objects often hidden away and viewed with shame into glittering showpieces meant to be seen. Because of the materials I’m using (Swarovski crystals and gold leaf, among others) having the lighted case helps me view the pieces in an appropriate context.

Red Albuterol Inhaler (view 1); 2.5″×1.25″×1.75″; albuterol inhaler, Swarovski crystals; 2013

Because I tend to work with many media within a series (with my previous series From Scratch, it included all different types of food, while current materials include crystals, resin, clay, and leafing), my worktable does get a bit incoherent looking. One thing all of my work processes seem to have in common is obsessive detail (and neck pain). Right now my windowsill is lined with prescription pill bottles, I have what looks like a tiny clothesline across the back of the table with resin-dipped pills on pins hanging from it, and periodically bits of the floor sparkle with renegade rhinestones.

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While my workspace can look like a bit of a glitzfest, this series is actually the most personal work I’ve done. Because I’m publicly displaying my own health conditions (including chronic pain and psychiatric conditions), I’m making myself vulnerable with my art in a way I never have before. It’s both terrifying and exhilarating in a way I feel speaks to the root of what it means to me to be an artist.

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Image credits: Images of studio courtesy of Judith Klausner. Photograph of Red Albuterol Inhaler (view 1); 2.5″×1.25″×1.75″; albuterol inhaler, Swarovski crystals; 2013, by Steve Pomeroy. Photograph of Lorazepam (view 1); 2.75″×1.5″×1.5″; prescription pill bottle, Swarovski crystals; 2014, by Steve Pomeroy.

Artist Opportunities Grand Prix

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Navigate ArtSake’s radius at your own speed.

Free Memoir Class and Publication Opportunity for Dorchester Senior Citizens. Grub Street Writing Center and Mayor Walsh’s Memoir Project class returns to Dorchester. The Memoir Project honors the stories of Boston’s residents aged 60 and older by teaching the basics of memoir writing. Learning these skills will give participants a practical and meaningful way to turn memories into coherent narratives with lasting value. An essay from each participant will be published in a collected volume. The free class will run September 18 – November 13 on Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm (with lunch provided) at the Irish Pastoral Centre (15 Rita Road in Dorchester). There is no writing experience necessary, just life experience. Must be a resident of Dorchester. Space is limited. Call to reserve a seat with Greg Josselyn at 617-635-4250 or For more information:

Digital Documentary Storytelling The MIT Open Documentary Lab is now accepting applications for its Fellows Program. Visiting Fellowship positions are non-compensated appointments established to provide the opportunity for artists, technologists, and scholars to participate in a rich exchange with members of the Open Documentary Lab, the wider MIT community and other visiting fellows and artists. Learn more.
Deadline: September 1, 2014

Photographers The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins Colorado is now accepting entries for their international call. The juror is Shane Lavalette. Learn more
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Call for Performers Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Vermont Performance Showcase to be held on Thursday, November 20th at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. Learn more.
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Performing Artists’ Grants The USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists from across the country who have been invited to perform at significant international festivals and, new this year, performing arts markets anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Learn more.
Deadline: September 5, 2014

Printmakers The IPCNY is now accepting entries for New Prints 2014/Autumn, their 49th New Prints Exhibition. Juror is Nicola López, an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at Columbia University. Only original fine art (limited edition and unique) prints are eligible; reproductions of other artwork such as drawings or paintings are not acceptable. Videos, installations and other projects using printmaking as a major component are acceptable. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014 (11:59 PM)

Fiction Author Rick Bass will serve as the judge for Whitefish Review’s fiction prize — “The Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction.” First place winner of the fiction prize will receive a $1,000 and be published in #16 to be released December 2014. All submissions will be considered for publication, but only one story will be awarded the prize. Learn more.
Deadline: September 15, 2014

Visual Artists Fund The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. Learn more.
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Filmmakers The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is now accepting applications. The fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. Emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Learn more
Deadline: September 30, 2014

Image credit: Image of Keith’s bicycle track, 1901, from the Museum of the City of New York