Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Workshop with Whitney Polich
August 4, 9a.m.-1p.m. & August 5, 5p.m.-8p.m.
Attend both or one!

Learn how to create outdoor installations by building your own “ringing rock!”

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art: Ringing Rocks is an outdoor sculpture installation workshop directed by Whitney Polich, spring resident artist at The Square. Free to the public, this workshop welcomes participants of all ability levels from teen to adult ages. Students will learn about contemporary trends in outdoor sculpture and some history as well as learning how to make their own sculpture and the installation process. Register by calling 727-8255 or email suzanne@the-square.org

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Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

I pulled a few of my favorite quotations and passages out from this great Utah news piece and related articles on public art past, present and future. I encourage a closer look at the entire article. KBH

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:29 p.m. MDT
By Carma Wadley, Deseret News

“Without art,” wrote George Bernard Shaw, “the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”

“The goal, says Glenn [Utah Arts Council], “is to take art out of galleries and make it a part of our everyday experience. It adds a human touch to our state facilities.”

“With public art, you don’t want something that needs a decoder ring. Yet, it has to be able to sustain more scrutiny over time.”
The best public art, says O’Connell, offers “something to hang emotions of your own on. It also works as a catalyst for interaction between people. It’s there almost as a third member of the conversation to help stimulate talking, stimulate thinking.”

Investment in future

Public art has not been without controversy. Among the most famous examples of art that was not liked when it was first installed are the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the sculpted lions in front of the New York Public Library.
A minimalist sculpture titled “Tilted Arc” was removed from a plaza in New York City in 1989 when nearby officeworkers complained it interfered with their work. A piece called “Traffic Light” installed at a roundabout in East London caused some disruption at first because people thought they were real traffic signals. But by 2005, a survey named it the favorite roundabout in the country.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700165734/Public-art-State-funds-dedicated-to-create-works-for-all.html?pg=4

Public art: State funds dedicated to create works for all

Arts Organizations 7-27-2011

Arts Organizations,

Below you will find a link to MAC’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Award info, and information on a Grant Writing USA workshop in Missoula, GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries, Arts Education Blog Forum now going on, Board Café: Should Staff Contact with the Board Be Restricted?, and 3 job openings – one at MAM in Missoula.

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/
Applications are being accepted for the Montana Arts Council’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Awards.  Eleven awards of $3,000 each will be distributed during this cycle.  The deadline to apply is September 30.  Go to http://www.art.mt.gov/artists/artists_innovation.asp
Missoula Parks & Recreation and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Missoula, September 15-16, 2011.  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.
Research Note #104: Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries is now available in the Research section.  Note #104 uses data from the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to examine the value added by selected cultural industries to the U.S. economy. Download the pdf at www.arts.gov/research/Notes/104.pdf
barry’s blog
Introduction to the Arts Education Blog Forum
Four Part Intensive Dialogue and Discussion on Arts Education and the whole range of attendant issues -hosted by myself and Julie Fry from the Hewlett Foundation – featuring 30+ leaders from across the field. I believe this will be a very important forum and exchange of ideas and hope you will follow along over the course of the next month. The conversations among the participants will be along these four broad categories (one per week – with subtopics and specific questions): Practice, Field Building, Policy and Research.

Should Staff Contact with the Board Be Restricted?

Not all nonprofit organizations need or have paid staff. But in those that do, a frequently thorny issue is that of direct contact between staff and board members:
Should board members have contact with staff independent of the executive director? For many executive directors, this issue raises blood pressure faster than almost any other.
Opinion is sharply divided about whether and how other staff should interact with board members.
JOB OPENINGS
Missoula Art Museum (MAM) Membership, Volunteer & Event Manager oversees MAM’s membership and volunteer programs and MAM’s special events.  Responsible for membership and volunteer recruitment and retention, special events and community outreach. Bachelor’s degree in related field & 3 or more years experience working in customer service required. Practical experience in non-profit and/or museum fundraising preferred. Knowledge of the principles of fundraising, good customer service and contemporary art necessary. A passion for community building and awareness of museum best practices helpful. Strong organization, public relations, computer, leadership and communication skills required. Ability to be an effective sales person, proactive problem solver, motivator, and able to work both independently and with staff is needed.  Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed. This position is compensated with a salary with health benefits, ranging from $25,000, depending on experience. The position is full-time, with fully subsidized health, dental and life insurance, as well as a generous personal leave plan.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three (3) references via email to: Laura J. Millin, MAM Executive Director, at lauramillin@missoulaartmuseum.org, and include Job Posting in the subject line. Deadline: August 1, 2011.
Program Director – Public Art
Arts & Science Council Charlotte-Mecklenburg
The Program Director of Public Art is a key member of the ASC Cultural and Community Investment Department. The Program Director coordinates and manages the public art program.  Responsibilities include oversight of the program budget, the public process of artist selection, project management of the design and fabrication of artworks, and fiscal accountability through managing the program budget. Essential tasks include outreach to neighborhood groups, relationships with City and County partners and administrative support for the Public Art Commission. The Program Director plays an active role in the administrative and artistic decision making of the Public Art Commission. 
Please apply online before August 15  
Job Opening: Administrative Director at Zoellner Arts Center
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, seeks an Administrative Director for the Zoellner Arts Center (ZAC), a premier venue for the performing arts, housing the thriving departments of music and theatre, art galleries, and guest artist series.  This position supports the mission and strategic objectives of ZAC, ensures financial and operational health, and oversees day-to-day operations.  Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Administrative Director is a member of the management team with the Artistic Director, director of the Art Galleries, and academic chairpersons of theatre and music. 
The candidate will have at least five year’s proven record in arts management, demonstrating leadership, organizational, supervisory, and collaborative skills.  BA in an arts-related field, masters in Arts Administration preferred, though outstanding experience may be substituted.  Position available immediately.  For more information and/or to apply please visit  https://lehigh.hiretouch.com/  . For full consideration, apply by August 22 with a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references.  Successful completion of background checks required.  Lehigh University offers an equitable & competitive benefits package including partner benefits. EOE.
Leah Koneski  Zoellner Arts Center Lehigh University
Programming and Outreach Assistant
610-758-5643  lek208@lehigh.edu
203 E.Packer Ave, Bethleham, PA 18015

Arts Organizations 7-27-2011

Arts Educators 7-27-2011

Arts Educators,
Just this one item:
barry’s blog
Introduction to the Arts Education Blog Forum
Four Part Intensive Dialogue and Discussion on Arts Education and the whole range of attendant issues -hosted by myself and Julie Fry from the Hewlett Foundation – featuring 30+ leaders from across the field. I believe this will be a very important forum and exchange of ideas and hope you will follow along over the course of the next month. The conversations among the participants will be along these four broad categories (one per week – with subtopics and specific questions): Practice, Field Building, Policy and Research.
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 Educators 7-27-2011

Artists 7-27-2011

Artists,
Below you will find a link to MAC’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Award info, and an opportunity for writers and visual artists.
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/
Applications are being accepted for the Montana Arts Council’s 2011 Artist’s Innovation Awards.  Eleven awards of $3,000 each will be distributed during this cycle.  The deadline to apply is September 30.  Go to http://www.art.mt.gov/artists/artists_innovation.asp
WRITERS
(I used to get notices from Gimmer Train on a regular basis and then they stopped coming. A notice came recently through the fax with too short of a deadline – July 31st. So I decided to a couple times a year just put in a pointer to their website. Beck)
Glimmer Train welcomes the work of established and upcoming writers.
We especially appreciate stories that are both well written and emotionally engaging. Please let us read yours! If it is chosen for publication in Glimmer Train Stories, you will be paid upon acceptance. Your story will be prepared with care, and presented in a handsome, highly regarded literary journal to readers all over the world. If you’ve seen Glimmer Train Stories, you know that we go to some lengths to honor our contributors and their writing.
Every category will be open for one full calendar month, from the first day through midnight of the last day. (Exception: The December Fiction Open closes on January 2nd each year.)

Click on category link for complete guidelines:
·        January: Very Short Fiction Award (Up to 3,000 words) and Standard
·        February: Short Story Award for New Writers
·        March: Fiction Open (2,000 to 20,000 wds)
·        April: Family Matters and Standard
·        May: Short Story Award for New Writers
·        June: Fiction Open (2,000 to 20,000 wds)
·        July: Very Short Fiction Award (Up to 3,000 words) and Standard
·        August: Short Story Award for New Writers
·        September: Fiction Open (2,000 to 20,000 wds)
·        October: Family Matters and Standard
·        November: Short Story Award for New Writers
·        December: Fiction Open (2,000 to 20,000 wds)
VISUAL ART
ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
Request for Qualifications
City of Moscow, Idaho
The City of Moscow, Idaho is requesting applications from professional artists who can demonstrate qualifications for producing site-specific outdoor public art.  Eligibility is open to artists, architects and design teams in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Wyoming.  Three semi-finalists will be reimbursed for site visits and paid $500 each to prepare detailed site-specific proposals for the design, fabrication and installation of a permanent outdoor sculpture for a city park in September 2012.  Budget: $35,000.  RFQ deadline: Sept 9, 2011. Download the RFQ as a pdf document (http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/storage/solicitations/rfq_wren_welcome_garden.pdf).  Contact:  Kathleen Burns (kburns@ci.moscow.id.us) 208-883-7036.
Artists 7-27-2011

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011, Red Lodge Clay Center in cooperation with the Red Lodge Carnegie Mellon Library will open the August Exhibition with a FREE Screening of Scott Petersen’s documentary “The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz” on Thursday, Aug 4, showtime 7PM.

Featured Artist Marko Fields invites Mata Ortiz Potters Diego Valles, Manuel Rodriguez and Hector Gallegos to Red Lodge Clay Center.

“The potters of Mata Ortiz create contemporary works of art, often incorporating Mimbres designs shared by the Southwest, Native American cultures. With an olla as their canvas, the potters of Mata Ortiz have imprinted in them not only re-creations of ancestral symbols, but they have searched within their own spirit and creativity and have been able to conceive a unique artistic language, creative and original. They have gone through the imitation of pre-Hispanic ceramics, and have moved on to a sophisticated creation of contemporary art.” For more information on Mata Ortiz visit: http://www.mataortizcalendar.com

In conjunction with the closing reception on August 26, 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center will be proud to present a FREE Demonstration Workshop at our Fox Studios with a lecture by Diego Valles.

Artists’ Reception: Friday, August 26th, 5-7 pm
Demo Workshop: Saturday, August 27th, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop will include a firing demonstration

Jill Foote-Hutton
RLCC Gallery Coordinator
406-446-3993
http://www.redlodgeclaycenter.com

"The Rennaissance of Mata Ortiz"