Machines in Motion

Last weekend the family had a mini-vacation day…. school starts Monday and we suddenly realized we hadn’t done much fun stuff this summer so we went to Bozeman to the Museum of the Rockies.

This show was amazing.  My six-year-old son was especially enthralled.  (My four-year-old daughter was just mad when she found out the drummers and singers in this exhibit were on the speakers and not really in the museum.)

Along the same lines…. I saw this bit about how machines work at kottke.org.  Click it… you’ll be amazed.

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Machines in Motion

Front Range Submissions Requested

Front Range, an internationally-circulated annual literary journal, seeks submissions of high quality fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction beginning 1 August for our 6th (2011) issue. Deadline 7 November 2010. We report results by end of December, publish first week of March each year.
For Writers organizations: Please feel free to pass this along to your memberships.
Strongly suggested: Take a look at a recent copy. Archives and submission guidelines on our website: http://www.frontrangemt.org/
We love Montana, and the Rocky Mountain West. We also love work from and about other places that juxtaposes our existence with that of the world at large.
Poetry: Up to 8 unpublished (preferably) poems, maximum 15 pages total, single or double-spaced, left justified.

Short Fiction: Up to 3 unpublished (preferably) stories, not to exceed 4,000 words each, double-spaced, following standard conventions of paragraphing.

Nonfiction: Up to 3 unpublished (preferably) creative nonfiction pieces, not to exceed 4,000 words each, double-spaced, following standard conventions of paragraphing.

Artwork: .JPEG files of paintings, drawings, or photography, each file saved with title of piece. Shock us, surprise us, or yank on our emotions. We publish two pieces in color each year (front/back cover); all others are converted to b/w. Color photos should be high res, at least 430 dpi.
While we have accepted previously-published work from established authors, this is normally by prior arrangement.
Please note requirement for separate identifying info and author/artist bio: Name, address, phone number/email of writer should appear on a separate cover sheet, no identification on the work itself. Please list title of each submitted poem or story on cover sheet. Artist/author bio should appear on cover sheet or in text of email.
Electronic submissions only, as separate email attachments in .doc, .docx or .rtf format (no other formats).
Simultaneous submissions accepted. All rights revert to author/artist upon publication. Payment in contributor copies.
Submit to: editor@frontrangeMT.org (preferred) or FrontRangeMT@hotmail.com
Please note: due to the volume of submissions we receive each year, those not conforming to submission guidelines will not be read or acknowledged.

Frederick Bridger, PhD

Editor

Front Range

published by Front Range Writers

219 12th St. N.

Great Falls MT 59401

Front Range Submissions Requested

Artists 8-26-2010

Artists,
Below are items of general interest from the Artful Manager blog and two new videos from Art 21 News. There are also five calls for submissions for visual artists. One has a Sept. 3 deadline.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
THE ARTFUL MANAGER a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
ART, DISEASE, AND ECONOMICS…
Economist John Kay offers a useful rant against our common approach to measuring economic impact for the arts (and sports, and leisure activities). Well worth a reading.
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010
CONNECTING THE DOTS, AGAIN…
The artist service and support organization Fractured Atlas has a knack for offering what’s necessary and useful. Their latest great idea is a perfect case in point.
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Art 21 News
Aesthetics is a serious business; and yet artists are often irreverent towards the work of artists past, critics, and the status quo. The latest Exclusive videos showcase two artists who refuse to conform to prevailing art historical narratives.
Mary Heilmann: Abstract PaintingEpisode #116: Mary Heilmann describes a breakthrough she had of combining gestural and hard-edge abstracton in a single painting, combining the legacies of Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers.
Mike Kelley: Bad BoyEpisode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting tastes of critics and artists towards abject art in recent years.
VISUAL ART
CALL TO ARTISTS
The Phoenix Public Art Program invites artists to apply for a major new public art project to design enhancements for street bridges spanning the city’s canals.
Arterial Canal Crossings Public Art Project
A professional artist will be selected to work with the Street Transportation Department to enhance the design of major street bridges that cross the Salt RiverValley canals in Phoenix. The designs will be expected to focus on the bridges’ concrete abutments and metal railings, and address the essential role the canals play in the history and life of Phoenix. The designs will be incorporated into retrofits of the bridges as funds become available in the coming years.
Estimated Budget: $386,000 (includes design, engineering, construction and administration)
Applications must be received at the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs by 5:00 p.m. M.S.T. on Friday September 3, 2010. This is not a postmark date.
See attached Phoenix CALL TO ARTISTS.doc for more details
The Missoula Art Museum invites you to submit your work to the 39th Benefit Art Auction and Juried Exhibition!  To submit your work go to mam.slideroom.com.  Please read the Prospectus at the link below. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 3.
There is a link off of this page to the prospectus:
The Sandpiper Art Gallery is pleased to announce “Something Fishy ” as the title and theme for the gallery’s next non-juried invitational exhibition.  Artists are welcome to submit up to three pieces of original two or three dimensional work.  All work must be ready to hang or display and be delivered to the Sandpiper Gallery on Saturday, October 2nd  between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 8th , from 5 to 7 p.m.  The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, November 13th, at which time artists must pick up their work. 
All works submitted should incorporate the theme Something Fishy!  There is no charge for Sandpiper members to exhibit however non-members will be charged a $15 exhibitors fee. All work must be original, ready to hang and may not exceed 48″ in any one dimension or 50 lbs. in weight. Except for photographs and giclees of photography, no prints or giclees of original works will be accepted. Although not mandatory, the gallery encourages artists to exhibit works that are for sale, thereby providing the gallery with a small commission from work sold during the exhibition.
The Sandpiper Art Gallery is located at 306 Main Street in Polson. Call 883-5956, visit www.sandpiperartgallery.com or email mskelley@centurytel.net or kellyapgar@hotmail.com for additional information.
The National Art Museum of Sport has extended the deadline for its juried “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport:  A Fine Art  Competition” to October 15, 2010, and added cash prizes in addition to medals.
Submissions to the competition are to be made through http://www.juriedartservices.com/. Entries are to be original art work and be submitted by digital images.
A $2,500 Germain G. Glidden “Best of Show” award has been added to the prize money. An additional $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to works chosen by the sport art competition jury.  First, second and third place medals also will be awarded in the competition’s three categories: painting, sculpture, and photography.
Eligible entries must have sports as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator, remembered or studied, still life, figurative, or landscape.  There are three categories: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, or mixed media), sculpture (bronze, clay or composition, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography, work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.
Up to 50 works selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum located in University Place on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The exhibit is scheduled to open November 15, 2010, and close April 20, 2011.
Call for Submissions for international juried show titled “Couplings”. Gallery 110 is calling for artwork that explores personal relationships that celebrate parings and the power of the bonds they create. Juror is Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art for the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA.  For the prospectus go to: http://www.gallery110.com/ and click on the Juried Show link. Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2010.
Artists 8-26-2010

ARts Educators 8-26-2010

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on Arts in Education Week, the next Arts Education Partnership forum: Arts, Education and the Innovation Economy, Conference for Community Arts Education, Vermont Studio Center Learning in Arts & Culture Teacher Fellowships Program, Humanities Montana – Join Discussion of Hugo’s Selected Poems, and two videos from Art 21.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Arts in Education Week-September 12-18, 2010
On July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives declared a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275) was proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from California. Be sure to visit AEP’s website in the coming weeks for suggestions on observing Arts in Education Week.
Arts Education Partnership
Creativity Works!
Arts, Education, and the Innovation Economy
October 21 & 22, 2010 Denver, Colorado
Creativity and innovation are the watchwords of the day, but what do they really mean for:
·        Education systems where schools and colleges face an imperative to prepare college and career-ready graduates able to succeed in today’s highly competitive global marketplace?
·        Economic systems where local communities and states grow increasingly reliant upon the creative industries sector to contribute to the bottom line?
·        Cultural systems where non-profit and for-profit business and industries alike must help nurture a creative commons that will support a well-educated, diverse, engaged, and healthy society?
Be Part of the DiscussionGrant Makers and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?
Conference for Community Arts Education
Nov. 3 – 6, 2010 in San Francisco
New members receive 50% off their first conference registration!
Grant makers have the money, nonprofits provide the programs. Some of the latest buzzwords in philanthropy are “outcomes,” “impact,” “metrics,” and “logic models.” How can such expectations on the part of funders be reconciled with the often intangible, but very meaningful results of arts education? And who decides?

At this year’s Conference for Community Arts Education, November 3 – 6, in San Francisco, you’ll have an opportunity to dialogue with grantmakers about how foundations determine their priorities and how best to set the philanthropic agenda for arts education in the future.

For more information our plenary sessions and the more than 50 workshops, roundtables and program showcases planned this year, go to: www.communityartsed.org   
Vermont Studio Center Learning in Arts & Culture Teacher Fellowships Program
VSC believes that providing visual arts and English teachers with residency fellowships to immerse themselves in their own creative writing and artistic practices will enrich the educational experiences of their students. In 2011, the Vermont Studio Center will several 2-4 week summer residencies and one Vermont Artist Week residency (April 24-May 1) to visual arts and English teachers teaching in public schools. See attached for more details.
Eligibility: The LACP Fellowships are open to art and English public school teachers from throughout the United States who plan to continue as visual arts or English teachers during the 2011-2012 school year. At least 8 LACP Fellowships will be awarded: 1 locally, 3 statewide, and 4 nationally.
Deadlines: August 24, 2010-September 28, 2010: Prospective applicants may call the Vermont Studio Center to discuss their interest in a VSC residency fellowship and request the required LACP-specific application form.
October 1, 2009: Application due (postmarked).
Humanities Montana – Join Discussion of Hugo’s Selected Poems
Frances McCue, author of The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting the Northwest Towns of Richard Hugo, is leading an online discussion of Richard Hugo’s Selected Poems from July through December. Go to the Humanities Roundtable and join the conversation.
Art 21 News
Aesthetics is a serious business; and yet artists are often irreverent towards the work of artists past, critics, and the status quo. The latest Exclusive videos showcase two artists who refuse to conform to prevailing art historical narratives.
Mary Heilmann: Abstract PaintingEpisode #116: Mary Heilmann describes a breakthrough she had of combining gestural and hard-edge abstracton in a single painting, combining the legacies of Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers.
Mike Kelley: Bad BoyEpisode #117: Mike Kelley sets the record straight about being called a “bad boy” throughout his career, describing the shifting tastes of critics and artists towards abject art in recent years.
ARts Educators 8-26-2010

Arts Organizations 8-26-2010

Arts Organizations,

Below is information on NEA’s proposed Strategic Plan Framework, Conference for Community Arts Education, Board Café: What is an Advisory Board and Should We Have One?, several items from the Artful Manager blog and a job opening.

Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
NEA Proposes Strategic Plan Framework for 2012-2016

The National Endowment for the Arts’ proposed Strategic Plan Framework represents the cumulative efforts of NEA leadership, staff and stakeholders to frame the agency’s direction during fiscal years 2012 through 2016. The agency developed mission and vision statements as well as four actionable goals with outcomes, strategies, and performance measures that will inform and guide its future grant-making and administrative activities.

Be Part of the DiscussionGrant Makers and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?
Conference for Community Arts Education
Nov. 3 – 6, 2010 in San Francisco
New members receive 50% off their first conference registration!
Grant makers have the money, nonprofits provide the programs. Some of the latest buzzwords in philanthropy are “outcomes,” “impact,” “metrics,” and “logic models.” How can such expectations on the part of funders be reconciled with the often intangible, but very meaningful results of arts education? And who decides?

At this year’s Conference for Community Arts Education, November 3 – 6, in San Francisco, you’ll have an opportunity to dialogue with grantmakers about how foundations determine their priorities and how best to set the philanthropic agenda for arts education in the future.

For more information our plenary sessions and the more than 50 workshops, roundtables and program showcases planned this year, go to: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103636884819&s=909&e=001ZcmH35B0A9oSei0Wd9gvTZHRNGBHUixUg0o5vagYAE3hbNrYmD5IR7rSJChry1q3OglIK2arogvwLYEN2XAHQK_AQEJtqMnYBaFQaYd9q8BIzbebclWkOw==   

What is an Advisory Board and Should We Have One?

Recently several Blue Avocado readers have written to say their organizations are considering creating advisory boards or advisory committees of one kind or another. At the same time, others write to ask how to disband troublesome or obsolete advisory committees. Here are some guidelines for advisory committees, as well as a sample letter inviting an individual to join such a group:
The board of directors of a nonprofit organization is its legal, governing body. In contrast, an advisory board does not have any formal legal responsibilities. Rather, an advisory board is convened by the organization to give advice and support.
Probably the most common experience nonprofits have with advisory boards is that they invite people successfully onto such a board, and then fail to have that board accomplish much of anything. So it’s worth a few minutes to consider the options for doing it right, and even whether to do it at all.
There are four common types of nonprofit advisory boards, illustrated in the following examples:
THE ARTFUL MANAGER a weblog on the business of arts & culture by Andrew Taylor, ataylor@artsjournal.com
ART, DISEASE, AND ECONOMICS…
Economist John Kay offers a useful rant against our common approach to measuring economic impact for the arts (and sports, and leisure activities). Well worth a reading.
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010
ONE BUSINESS MODEL TO RULE THEM ALL…
In all of our flailing about new business models in the arts, the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Clara Miller brings some focus: ”There is one business model: reliable revenue that meets or exceeds expenses.
Any questions?”
Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
CONNECTING THE DOTS, AGAIN…
The artist service and support organization Fractured Atlas has a knack for offering what’s necessary and useful. Their latest great idea is a perfect case in point.
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010
ARE YOU READY FOR FACEBOOK PLACES?…
Facebook unveiled its new “Places” feature last night, meaning arts organizations that are tied to place (ie, most of them) should be ready for what’s next.
Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010
JOB OPENING
Executive Director
Cantabile Youth Singers
Palo Alto, California

Arts Organizations 8-26-2010

Grant Writing USA

Missoula Parks & Recreation and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Missoula, September 16-17, 2010. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 420MB resource CD that’s packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here. If you prefer friendly, personal service, please call or write:

Cathy Rittenhouse

Grant Writing USA

800.814.8191

cathy@grantwritingusa.com

More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

Grant Writing USA