ArtSake’s home is just a mere 3 blocks from Copley Square named for the painter John Singleton Copley. Adjacent to the statue of Copley is the magnificent Boston Public Library, known as the palace for the people. It has spectacular murals by John Singer Sargeant and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. And an inscription above the keystone of the central entrance, proclaims: “Free To All.” We will continue to stand tall, proud, strong and free. This is our city.
In response to the tragic events at yesterday’s Boston Marathon, general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts is free to the public today (Tuesday, April 16, 2013). The Museum’s galleries and special exhibitions are open for visitors who wish to find a place of respite during this painful time for our community. Drop-in programs, including art-making activities, tours, and story hours for families and children are available today as well as the rest of school vacation week
The ICA Boston is also free today. They hope the museum will offer a place of community & reflection.
For those of us continuing (as we must) with our daily work of making art, here are a few opportunities:
Call for an Artist The Boston Dance Alliance seeks an artist to create an award to present to this year’s BDA Dance Champion. It should be small enough to sit on a desk or shelf and have a ‘unique’ look about it. The best part is that, because you are creating for an arts organization, you get to be creative. They are open to creativity! This year’s recipient will be Fernandina Chan, Founder, Artistic Dean, and former Dance Department Chair at Boston Arts Academy. Compensation: $100 for materials and a banner ad on BDA’s site for 6 months. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposal of the award design, materials to be used, approximate dimensions, material cost, link to portfolio/work samples and whatever else you would like to tell them about your proposal.
Deadline: April 20, 2013 (5 pm)
Call for Art Entries are now being accepted for twentythirteen: recent works, July 2013, an exhibition of paintings, photography, mixed-media and sculpture at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester. Guest juror: Blyth Hazen, associate professor, Montserrat College of Art. Prizes awarded. To request a prospectus/entry form for twentythirteen, email email@example.com
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Call for Artists Fountain Street Fine Art in
NY Framingham, MA is currently accepting entries for no limit. Open to artists working in all media. This year’s juror is Kathryn Markel of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in New York City. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Image credit: Poster of I love you Boston by HopSkipJumpPaper.