The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has a call for artists to paint the official state portrait of Governor Donald L. Carcieri. For curious minds, there’s a Wayback machine Web site chronicling the official portraits of past Rhode Island governors. Artists interested in being considered for the commission should visit the the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Web site for an application form. Artists will be asked to submit a resume and no less than five and no more than ten digital images of previously commissioned work. Mr. Peabody, did the artists of yesteryear enjoy painting those beautiful locks of hair?
Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2009
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 $1,100 and housing on the campus (or $1,600 without housing), 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.
Deadline: October 5, 2009, to apply.
The Open Society Institute invites photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 17 group exhibition. For more information contact Quito Ziegler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-547-6909.
Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2009
Image credit: Portraits of Rhode Island governors depicted above from Rhode Island Secretary of State Web site.
ArtSake wants you to know that there are fabulous scultptures and paintings of past Massachusetts governors, senators, and citizens on display at our very own golden-domed state house. Tours are available daily.