I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev’ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they’re not gray anymore
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
from Blue Skies by Irving Berlin
Call to Artists: APOCALYPSE FOOD, an exhibition from the University of West Florida Art Department with a 20-year timespan, is holding an open call to all artists for food items and contraptions. From the call: “For this Exhibition we are looking for food items that discuss the possibilities of sustainability and shelf life while being creative with elements of design and structure. Contributors should have a curiosity in the manufacturing of food. We will accept any medium but encourage artists to work with food or closely related substances.” After the exhibition, all works will be locked in a time chest for 10 years, after which they will be unlocked and exhibited again. Then in for another 10 years in the time chest. Deadline is April 19, 2010. More info here.
The New Horizons Band program has chapters all over the country, for seniors who want to make new friends and share their love of music. The band is for those who have never before played an instrument and would like to learn in a group setting or who used to play but haven’t in some time. The band rehearses at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod every Monday at 3:30. If you’re interested in joining or would just like to learn more about the band, stop by on a Monday afternoon or call for more information. New members are always welcome. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. Call 508-394-7100.
Call to Artists: The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) invites artists to develop and implement public art projects for Partner With an Artist 2010, seARTS’ signature artist grant program. Artists are invited to submit proposals for Partner With an Artist 2010. Artist grant: $1,000; three grants will be awarded. The heart of Partner With an Artist is artists partnering with businesses in new and creative ways to develop public art. A different theme, or focus, is chosen for each cycle of the program. The focus for Partner With an Artist 2010 is the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals located in Gloucester City Hall. Innovative and bold ideas are welcome. For an application, click here. Questions, contact seARTS.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-281-1222.
Deadline: Proposals due April 5, 2010.
Seeking Proposals for Exhibitions: The Northampton Center for the Arts is accepting proposals for upcoming monthly exhibits in its East Gallery. Submissions for individual and group shows will be considered for exhibitions to be scheduled from October 2010 to June 2011. The Center for the Arts is committed to showing the works of community artists from the greater Pioneer Valley area. Questions, contact: Penny Burke at email@example.com or 413-584-737
Deadline: April 15, 2010
Call to Artists: Participate in FIGMENT BOSTON 2010
In collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council, FIGMENT, an arts event featuring participatory arts projects in every conceivable medium, including interactive sculpture, performance, music, social experiments, games, and lectures, will take place alongside the Cambridge River Festival on Saturday, June 5 along Memorial Drive. Artists are invited to submit project ideas.
Deadline: Submissions due Saturday, May 1, 2010.
Call to Artists: The Cape Cod Fine Arts Festival will be held on August 28 and 29 on the Hyannis Village Green. Go here for more information. Questions, call Elizabeth Wurfbain, Interim Executive Director, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, 508-775-7982 x 2.
Image credit: photograph by Paolo Neo