PAAM Establishes New Grant for Mature Painters
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) has announced The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, a new source of funding for mature American painters (their words, not ArtSake’s since this ArtSake writer is over 45 and definitely not mature in age or spirit). This marks the first year that these grants are made available to the public.
The late Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed were artists, teachers, and active members of PAAM and the Provincetown arts community for over 50 years. Lillian, in particular, was sensitive to the challenges that artists confront, especially artists working against the mainstream or outside of popular schools of art. Her desire to provide financial support to mature artists through this generous endowment gift speaks to her passionate commitment to art for art’s sake and art created regardless of the demands and whims of the market place. This gift has positioned PAAM to, for the first time, be a grantee – an opportunity to financially assist artists on a national level.
Grants will be offered to American painters aged 45 or older who demonstrate financial need. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness and a commitment to American art, as well as encouraging interest in artists who lack adequate recognition. Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000. Applications are available online or by calling 508-487-1750.
Deadline: August 16, 2010
Call to No Dead Artists
The 14th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition is looking for visual artists in all media. No Dead Artists Exhibition Presented by ArtDaily.org and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. The No Dead Artists exhibition founded in 1995 gives a voice to emerging artists. The exhibition’s name is derived from the old adage that artists never achieve any success until they die. No Dead Artists turns that on its head and gives emerging artists their first break into the art world. In the 90’s, the exhibition was open only to New Orleans artists and then it grew to include artists of Louisiana. For more information, contact the gallery via email at email@example.com. Applications can be downloaded from the gallery’s Web site
Deadline: July 8, 2010.
The Gloucester Committee for the Arts and the City of Gloucester announce the solicitation of applications for the post of Gloucester Poet Laureate. Information and applications are available on the City of Gloucester’s Web site, www.ci.gloucester.ma.us (click on Committee for the Arts) and also at City Hall and the Sawyer Free Library.
Deadline: June 1, 2010.
The Newton Free Library
Deadline: May 14 at noon
Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art Exhibition Opportunity
Deadline: June 3, 2010
Image credit: Image in public domain by Beatrix Potter.