The Noun Project


 Clip Art: There’s a lot of clip art around, although a lot of it is ugly.   One of my favorite resources is The Noun Project which is a visual language site that collects and organizes symbols and icons for public use.   It has tons of icons that are easily searched by keyword and you can share your own.  Most are in the public domain.
**I think this information was originally from Idealware.
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WHITEFISH REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IN ART, LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY


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WHITEFISH REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IN ART, LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY
Current submissions are for Winter 2013-14 issue, published December 14.
Submissions accepted through November 1 via www.whitefishreview.org 
Montana’s Whitefish Review invites you to submit your best work for issue #14. In this issue we’ll explore hunger. What do you hunger for? What feeds your hunger? Why are you hungry?
SUBMISSIONS:
     Art: Up to 5 pieces of art (all genres)
     Photography: Up to 5 color photos AND/OR 5 black and white photos
     Fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
     Non-fiction: 1 piece (under 5000 words)
     Poetry: 1 poem
All submissions accepted online at www.whitefishreview.org.
Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Featuring established and emerging authors and artists, the journal has published interviews and the original work of distinguished authors and artists like Rick Bass, Tom Brokaw, Russell Chatham, David James Duncan, Pete Fromm, Pam Houston, John Irving, William Kittredge, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock, Ray Troll, Jack Turner, and Terry Tempest Williams, while also discovering new promising writers and artists. In addition to a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations, a 16-page color art and photography section is featured with commentary from the artists and photographers.
“We’ve been hungry from the start of this project seven years ago,” said Brian Schott, founding editor. “With the help of my growing team we continue to push onward in search of writers, artists, and photographers whose art burns in a growling belly.”
Matt Holloway will lead this creative exploration as the lead editor for the new issue. Artist Michael Haykin has been tapped as the first art and photography guest editor. To kick off the publication, author Tim Cahill will do a reading in Whitefish on December 14 to support the launch, as well as be featured in an interview.
“I know many types of hunger beyond my minute scrapes with the physical,” said Holloway, who has served as the Whitefish Review fiction editor for the past four years. “In my heart churns a hunger for words, to write well, a little better every day. Keeping me sane is a hunger for wildness and wilderness, and the freedom of the mountains. Stark and inevitable, the hunger for my kids to be a part of near-distant world with clean air, water, and food, one that they love and call home, is consuming. I hunger for much, I know.”
Holloway lives with his wife, daughter and son in Columbia Falls, Montana and writes when he’s not clawing around in the wilderness. His work has appeared in Montana Magazine, Big Sky Journal, Montana Headwall, Montana Naturalist, A Natural History of Now: Reports from the Edge of Nature (anthology), and the inaugural issue of Whitefish Review. Holloway graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop in 2012.
“My hunger for exploration, for discovery, has me wade into the current and out of my depth,” says Haykin. “This hunger feeds only upon itself and fuels the very fire that it has itself kindled-this small, intensely bright and inextinguishable light of creation. As an artist, what satisfies me for a bit is capturing the mystery without subduing it.”
Based in Boulder, Montana, Haykin’s work has been shown in places like the Holter Museum of Fine Art in Helena, Helander Gallery in Palm Beach, the Works Gallery in Southampton, NY, the Limbo Gallery in New York City, as well as Jest Gallery in Whitefish.
Cahill is a Livingston, Montana based writer who was a founding editor of Outside magazine, an early editor of Rolling Stone, has written for National Geographic, The New York Times Book Review, and Esquire, and has published nine books. He was the co-writer of three IMAX films, two of which were nominated for Academy Awards.
As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, the journal is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions. Submissions for #14 are accepted through the web site at www.WhitefishReview.org through November 1 where full guidelines are available. 
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WHITEFISH REVIEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IN ART, LITERATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY

Artists September 20 2013


Dear Artists,
Below you will find several items of general interest and job opportunities, and arts advocacy followed by calls and opportunities for visual artists, performing artists and writers.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Below you will find the following opportunities and calls for Visual Artists, Performing Artists and Writers:
•   Call For Entries/Call For Artists – 9th Annual Small Works Show – 440 Gallery
•   Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s poster contest
•   Creative Placemaking and Public Art Webinar Series
•   Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund Grants
•   Chamber Music America Award Opportunity
•   First Tuesdays Seminar Series in New York City and Available Via Live-Stream
•   Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
•   Whitefish Review Gets Hungry
•   Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest
•   PostNatural Conference, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts – Notre Dame, IN
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking through the following link;
http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp. Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
Best, Kim
Superstition Review is an online literary and arts magazine at Arizona State University. We will be accepting submissions until October 31 for our Issue 12 which will be published December 6.
Superstition Review is published twice yearly. We only accept submissions during our two reading periods in fall (September and October) and spring (January and February). We welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art.
No previously published works are accepted.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please alert Superstition Review to a piece’s potential publication elsewhere.
Superstition Review acquires one-time rights. All rights subsequently revert to author.
Submit up to 4 images, digital versions of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi).
Put all images in one submission. We will not accept multiple submissions.
Please include a 100-word bio highlighting literary, academic, and artistic achievements.
If your work is accepted we will request a high quality headshot photo of at least 300 dpi.
For further information, please visit our website at http://www.superstitionreview.com or email us at superstition.review@gmail.com
Meredith Minne
Art Editor
Superstition Review
The MSU-ABB Selection Committee and the Montana Arts Council’s Percent for Art Program are excited to announce our slate of three Semi-Finalists for the sculpture call at the newly-constructed Animal Biosciences building in Bozeman.
Seth Palmiter, Putney, Vermont
Jennifer Pulchinski, Bozeman, Montana
Louise McDowell, Seattle, Washington
Each of the Semi-Finalists will receive a $500.00 stipend award to help them create their proposals.  These proposals will be reviewed in the fall of 2013. Two Alternate Candidates were also chosen. There were 64 applicants, 24 were Montana residents.
For further information please contact: Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Director, khurtle@mt.gov

 

What’s Art Got to Do With It?
Fri, 2013-09-06 16:22
Grantmakers In Aging CEO, John Feather, PhD, posts to Huffington Post:
To paraphrase rock and R&B legend Tina Turner (an artist who will turn 74 this fall), “what’s art got to do with it?” (“It” refers here to aging.) This question arose after I attended a conference on aging, health, and the arts and was sharing my excitement with some colleagues in the aging services field. After listening politely for a while, one of them finally blurted out what the others may also have been thinking: “What’s art got to do with aging?”
Grantmakers in the Arts Grantmakers in the Arts
4055 21st Ave W, Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98199-1247
United States
The Fractured Atlas
The Big Idea
5 Classes Employers Want You to Take
It’s no surprise that the job market is more competitive than ever. Between a slow economic recovery and increasing obsolescence of some kinds of labor, employees need to be able to provide ever more value to their employers.  Michael Schrage of Harvard Business Review outlines five key skills he believes prospective employees should be learning for the future economy. As Adam Huttler mentioned earlier, Fractured Atlas takes great strides to empower employees to learn new skills to cultivate their career. In fact, we have some recommendations in this recent blogpost.

Back To School!: 5 Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take; 5 Ways to Improve your Professional Skills

FRACTURED ATLAS
248 W 35th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001-2505
support@fracturedatlas.org
(888) 692-7878
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is Seeking Applications for Executive Director
Position Closing: October 16, 2013
For more information click here or go to  www.careers.wa.gov and look for position 08631.
ArtsWA’s legacy of advancing the arts has led to nationwide recognition for arts leadership, innovative strategies, and commitment to public benefit. We are now seeking an executive director to provide visionary leadership, scale up successful initiatives, grow the agency’s resources, and build the support of the Governor, legislators, and elected officials.  
To be successful in this position, we seek a skilled leader who demonstrates the ability to build trust, confidence, and effective partnerships and collaborations. We are looking for an individual who is entrepreneurial and strategic; skilled in communications and public relations; a competent manager and a visionary leader.
ArtsWA is leading the recruitment process and will provide three names to Governor Jay Inslee, from which he will appoint the next Executive Director.
For more information about ArtsWA see www.arts.wa.gov
Rebecca Solverson
Project Manager, Art in Public Places
ArtsWA – Washington State Arts Commission
arts.wa.gov | 360.586.2419
CITY OF LAS VEGAS JOB OPPORTUNITY
Job Title:      Cultural Programming Specialist
Closing Date:   Wed. 10/09/13 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary:         $23.25 Hourly
Job Type:       Full-Time      
Location:       City of Las Vegas, Nevada
Department:     Office of Cultural Affairs
City of Las Vegas Employment Opportunities Page:
CALL FOR ENTRIES/CALL FOR ARTISTS
9th Annual Small Works Show 
440 Gallery is hosting its popular, annual small works show. This juried exhibition will feature any artwork which is small in scale, but large in impact. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 12, 2013 through Sunday, January 12, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM.
  
Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12″ in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12″ x 12.” Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.
Deadline for submissions:  Friday, November 8, 2013
Attached is a call to all artists for Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s poster contest. The contest is for our spring production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. The winner will receive $1,000 and their artwork will be used in all promotional materials for the opera. All submissions will be shown throughout March and April in various locations.
Details and the application can be found on Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s website.
Jackie Vick
Executive Director
Intermountain Opera Bozeman
PO Box 37
Bozeman, MT 59771
406.587.2889 or 406.599.6351
DEADLINE: Hand delivered entries will be accepted between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31st and Monday, February 3rd , 2014 only
at the Intermountain Opera Bozeman Offi ce, 104 E. Main, Suite 101, Bozeman, MT
(the US Bank Building, corner of Main & Black, 2nd fl oor).
Mailed entries should be sent to 104 E Main, Ste 101 and must arrive by Monday, February 3rd 2014.
All entries must be submitted with an entry form.
SEE ATTACHED
Arizona Commission on the Arts Postings
Arts Opportunities
    
Creative Placemaking and Public Art Webinar Series
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: every other Thursday, September 12 – December 5, 2013
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is partnering with the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture to screen the Americans for the Arts fall webinar series at the Phoenix Public Library. This offering is free.
Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded to exceptional filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works in progress that sit outside the social issue landscape….
Posted on September 11, 2013
Deadline: November 5, 2013
Art Deadline List:
National Juried Exhibition 2013-2014  Transforming Viewpoints
“Multicultural” is very loosely defined, and my main intention is to draw awareness to the great
work of our Office of Diversity as they are also supporting a $500 Cash award.  Another award
of interest is the Solo exhibit in our University Gallery.
Deadline: October 15
National Juried Exhibition: The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD:
May 28-June 15, 2014
Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space. Accepting entries in all media. $2,000 Cash awards. Juror: Domenic Iacono, Director, Syracuse University Art Galleries. Entry cost: $40 for up to three JPEGS. Submission deadline: January 31, 2014. To read the Less is More exhibition prospectus: themitchellgallery.org/prospectus.php
Embler Gallery
Artist Opportunities
Embler Art Gallery  – Artist Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in Embler Art Gallery!
We are an independent Art Gallery located inside (7) Airline Club Lounges Worldwide. 
About us
For nearly two decades, Embler Art Gallery has been promoting a diverse and exciting selection of local, national and international fine artists. Embler Art Gallery exhibits art collections in seven VIP Club Lounges at JFK, MIA and Sao Paulo International Airports. Rotating art collections among these unique venues allows artists’ works to be seen by thousands of elite travelers every day. 
Embler Art Gallery was originally founded in 1992 to procure art for luxury cruise liners, five star hotels and private residences worldwide. The growing market for quality fine art and Embler´s unique skill in identifying artists whose work would be in demand among fine art collectors led to Embler Art Gallery opening a retail gallery center on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 2004-2007. 
Now Available:
The Profitable Artist
“We are excited to bring The Profitable Artist to the wider artistic community, reaching professors, career advisors in the arts, as well as industry leaders. This guide compiles a wealth of information for artists of all disciplines, gathered by arts professional and NYFA through more than thirty interviews and in-depth case studies. “
Ø Techniques for planning your career
Ø Innovative fundraising for artists
Ø Marketing and selling your work to new audiences
Ø Networking strategies for a digital world
Ø Budgeting and financial basics made clear
Ø Legal requirements and terminology in plain English
Edited by Peter Cobb, Susan Ball, and Felicity Hogan
Co-published by the New York Foundation for the Arts
Retail Price: $24.95
Chamber Music America Award Opportunity
Presented annually by Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming honor U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters that have demonstrated a commitment to contemporary chamber music through adventurous, distinctive programming.
   Applicants are considered in the following categories:
Ensembles—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz
Presenting Organizations—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz
   The awards will be presented during the next CMA National Conference in New York City, January 16-19, 2014. Each recipient will receive a $500 award and a plaque.
               For more information and to download the program guidelines, application and FAQs, visit the CMA website at www.chamber-music.org.
 Contact: Susan Dadian, Program Director
CMA Classical/Contemporary
(212) 242-2022, ext. 5082
 This year’s deadline is October 4, 2013, Eastern Time.  (This is an in-office deadline, not a postmark date.)
First Tuesdays Seminar Series in New York City and Available Via Live-Stream
First Tuesdays is a free, monthly, professional development seminar series for the small ensemble field presented by Chamber Music America with Saint Peter’s Church and Midtown Arts Common. One may attend in person at Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave., NYC) or via live-stream (www.chamber-music.org). The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Click herefor information (full program announcement attached).
Susan Dadian
Program Director
CMA Classical/Contemporary
Chamber Music America
Mailing Address:
UPS Box 458, 243 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Office Address:
99 Madison Avenue, 5thFloor, New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 242-2022, ext. 5082
Support for Japanese Performing Arts in the U.S. and Canada
Japan Foundation: Performing Arts Japan
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program is designed to promote Japanese performing arts in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. The PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. The PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The application deadline is October 21, 2013. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ funding guidelines.
Poets and Writers Magazine
Our Literary Magazines database lists 930 publications seeking submissions.
Among the newest additions are Miniature Magazine and Cease, Cows.. Both publish shorter work, Miniature Magazine to demonstrate “how much can be done with a little” and Cease, Cows because life is short.
Whitefish Review Gets Hungry
With a creative hunger burning, Whitefish Review has announced that it is accepting art, literature and photography submissions for its fourteenth issue — The Hunger Issue — to be published on December 14. Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Featuring established and emerging authors and artists, the journal has published interviews and the original work of distinguished authors like Rick Bass, Tom Brokaw, David James Duncan, Pete Fromm, Pam Houston, John Irving, William Kittredge, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock, Jack Turner, and Terry Tempest Williams, while also discovering new promising writers. In addition to a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations, a 16-page color art and photography section is also featured.
As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, the journal is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions. Submissions for #14 are accepted through the web site at www.WhitefishReview.org through October 15 where full guidelines are available. 
The Missouri Review
Editors’ Prize Guidelines
23rd Annual
Jeffrey E. Smith
Editors’ Prize in
Fiction, Essay and Poetry
Not Just Any Contest!
Select winning entries in the past have been reprinted in the Best American series.

$5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Poetry | $5,000 Essay  

Deadline: October 1st, 2013
Submit online now.
Are you mentoring a young writer?
Help them to enter the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
How do I enter a work in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards?

Get the Info!

Find and review your regional program guidelines HERE. You’ll need to know your school zip code.
Then register an account at www.artandwriting.org/ors/registration. This will be your creativity command center!
All deadlines are effective 11:59PM EST
Writing Deadline: 01/06/2014   For zip code: 59601
Arizona Commission on the Arts Postings
Literary Arts       
Call for Submissions, Maine Media Dreams Competition
Location: Rockport, ME
Deadline: September 27, 2013
Accepting pieces of prose and poetry, maximum 500 words, dealing with fantasy, inner visions, and the unreal. Submissions will by judged by a jury, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as tuition at a Maine Media workshop.
Alligator Juniper National Writing Contest
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Accepting submissions of contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and black & white photography.
PostNatural Conference, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Conference Dates: October 3-6, 2013
Items included in our e-Newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them.  Montana Arts Council is not responsible for content viewable via links.
Artists September 20 2013

Public Artists September 20 2013


Dear Public Artist,
Below you will find job opportunities, and items of general interest and some food for thought, along with these following opportunities:
·                  The Department of General Services — Washington D.C.  Call to Artists
·                  Public Art Opportunity in Salt Lake County, Utah
·                  Call For Entries/Call For Artists –9th Annual Small Works Show — 440 Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Best, Kim
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking through the following link;
http://art.mt.gov/resources/resources_soasubscribe.asp  Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
Of General Interest:
The MSU-ABB Selection Committee and the Montana Arts Council’s Percent for Art Program are excited to announce our slate of three Semi-Finalists for the sculpture call at the newly-constructed Animal Biosciences building in Bozeman.
·        Seth Palmiter, Putney, Vermont
·        Jennifer Pulchinski, Bozeman, Montana
·        Louise McDowell, Seattle, Washington
Each of the Semi-Finalists will receive a $500.00 stipend award to help them create their proposals.  These proposals will be reviewed in the fall of 2013. Two Alternate Candidates were also chosen. There were 64 applicants, 24 were Montana residents.
For further information please contact: Kim Baraby Hurtle, Percent-for-Art Director, khurtle@mt.gov
Job Opportunities:
Seattle, WA + Sound Transit: Art Collection Specialist (full time)
The Sound Transit Art Program is seeking qualified candidates for the new Art Collection Specialist position. Sound Transit incorporates art in the light rail, commuter rail and express bus facilities it is building in the three county region of the central Puget Sound area. The right person will maintain the art collection records along with coordinating condition surveys, cleanings, repairs, and conservation as well as performing light artwork care in the field.
Eligibility: Open to qualified candidates.
Budget: $51,328.00 – $64,160.00 annual salary
Information: agency.governmentjobs.com or email Barbara Luecke
Deadline: September 27, 2013
Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) is Seeking Applications for Executive Director
Position Closing: October 16, 2013
For more information click here or go to  www.careers.wa.gov and look for position 08631.
ArtsWA’s legacy of advancing the arts has led to nationwide recognition for arts leadership, innovative strategies, and commitment to public benefit. We are now seeking an executive director to provide visionary leadership, scale up successful initiatives, grow the agency’s resources, and build the support of the Governor, legislators, and elected officials.  
To be successful in this position, we seek a skilled leader who demonstrates the ability to build trust, confidence, and effective partnerships and collaborations. We are looking for an individual who is entrepreneurial and strategic; skilled in communications and public relations; a competent manager and a visionary leader.
ArtsWA is leading the recruitment process and will provide three names to Governor Jay Inslee, from which he will appoint the next Executive Director.
For more information about ArtsWA see www.arts.wa.gov
Rebecca Solverson
Project Manager, Art in Public Places
ArtsWA – Washington State Arts Commission
arts.wa.gov | 360.586.2419
CITY OF LAS VEGAS JOB OPPORTUNITY
Job Title:      Cultural Programming Specialist
Closing Date:   Wed. 10/09/13 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Salary:         $23.25 Hourly
Job Type:       Full-Time      
Location:       City of Las Vegas, Nevada
Department:     Office of Cultural Affairs
City of Las Vegas Employment Opportunities Page:
Food For Thought:

Unbound Creativity: Art Blogs on WordPress.com

Take a look at one of the simpler ways to enter the website and blogging world with your art. kbh
Advocacy News
Americans for the Arts
September 2013
NEA RELEASES NEW RESEARCH ON ARTS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The National Endowment for the Arts has examined the role that industrial designers play in the country’s economy in its recently released report, Valuing the Art of Industrial Design: A Profile of the Sector and Its Importance to Manufacturing, Technology, and Innovation. The report states, “Working in a range of industries, industrial designers combine art, business, and engineering to make products and improve systems that people use every day.” You can read the report for more information about the ways the NEA supports this growing field of design. For further information, please contact Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education Narric Rome atnrome@artsusa.org.
SHARE WITH US: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF HUMOR IN ARTS FOR CHANGE?
Animating Democracy’s next blog salon in December will hold up humor as a fundamental tool used by artists, comedians, and other cultural commentators in the heavy work of social justice. We’re looking for a range of voices to explore the unique capacity of humor to challenge social norms and question the status quo, broach taboo subjects, vent, and imagine a better future all while not ignoring humor’s destructive force when used to attack, demean or insult others, reinforce stereotypes, or express anger. 
If you would like to contribute to our December salon, please contact Animating Democracy Coordinator Joanna Chin at 
jchin@artsusa.org by November 1
KBH
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
Montana Arts Council
830 N Warren St, First Floor
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
406-444-6639
Montana . . .The Land of Creativity
OPPORTUNITIES:
Washington D.C.  Call to Artists
The Department of General Services (“Department” or “DGS”) is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to engage individual artists and artistic teams (Artist) to respond to this Call to Artists with professional qualifications in addition to a proposal of site-specific artistic capital improvements for new Metropolitan Police Department 6th District (“DC MPD 6D”) building, formerly the Merritt Elementary School located at 5002 Hayes Street, N.E., Washington, DC in the Deanwood Community. The Artist shall develop a new original permanent work of art made specifically for the site that reflects the history of the Deanwood community and history and mission of MPD 6D. http://dgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dgs/service_content/attachments/final_call_to_artist_rfp.pdf  
Sandy Bellamy
Management & Program Analyst
Planning Office
Department of General Services
2000 – 14th Street, NW, Floor 5
Washington, DC 20009
Office: (202) 202-727-9192
Mobile: (202) 202-253-7398
APPLICATION DEADLINE October 4, 2013, 2:00PM/ SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED October 18, 2013
Public Art Opportunity in Salt Lake County, Utah
Salt Lake County is announces a Public Art Opportunity for artist(s) for the Ballet West Capitol Theatre Project located in Salt Lake City Utah. $120,000.00 has been allocated for this indoor public art commission.  For questions and to request a full copy of the RFQ email your request to tyoung@slco.org or go directly to www.bidsync.com . Deadline for submissions is Tuesday October 8th 2pm MT.
Valerie Price
Public Art Program Manager
Salt Lake County Center for the Arts
385-468-7059
CALL FOR ENTRIES/CALL FOR ARTISTS
9th Annual Small Works Show
440 Gallery Brooklyn, NY is hosting its popular, annual small works show. This juried exhibition will feature any artwork which is small in scale, but large in impact. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 12, 2013 through Sunday, January 12, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM.
Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12″ in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12″ x 12.” Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.
Deadline for submissions:  Friday, November 8, 2013
OF INTEREST:
Whitefish Review Gets Hungry
With a creative hunger burning, Whitefish Review has announced that it is accepting art, literature and photography submissions for its fourteenth issue — The Hunger Issue — to be published on December 14. Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed, non-profit journal publishing the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. Featuring established and emerging authors and artists, the journal has published interviews and the original work of distinguished authors like Rick Bass, Tom Brokaw, David James Duncan, Pete Fromm, Pam Houston, John Irving, William Kittredge, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock, Jack Turner, and Terry Tempest Williams, while also discovering new promising writers. In addition to a diverse mix of stories, interviews and conversations, a 16-page color art and photography section is also featured.
As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, the journal is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions. Submissions for #14 are accepted through the web site at www.WhitefishReview.org through October 15 where full guidelines are available. 
Transforming Viewpoints–   Call for Entries for Juried Exhibit
Pittsburg State University
Please find here an invitation and information regarding the National Juried Exhibition  – Transforming Viewpoints-  a theme of exploring issues of multicultural diversity.  Our juror is Steve Liggett, who is the Artistic Director for the Living Arts of Tulsa. Our entry fee is $20.
S. Portico Bowman
Gallery Director
Associate Professor of Art
620-235-4305
Deadline:  October 15, 2013
SEE ATTACHMENT
Missoula Art Museum 42th Annual Benefit
The 2014 art auction will be MAM’s 42nd annual benefit, a testament to the strength, diversity and commitment of our artist community in Missoula and throughout Montana. MAM is honored by the community support it receives and is proud to have supported over 250 local and regional artists in the past exhibition year.
Follow the link below to the submission page to find the full Auction Prospectus. In it are details including submission requirements, important dates, and benefits to participating artists.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO SUBMISSION SITE
Important Dates:
October 20, 2013(midnight Sunday):  Submission Deadline
• November 18:  Notification of jury results sent via email
• December 27:  Last Day to deliver artwork
• January 3 – 29, 2014:  Exhibition dates
• February 1, 2014:  42nd Benefit Art Auction and dinner at The University of Montana’s UC Ballroom
Attached is a call to all artists for Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s poster contest. The contest is for our spring production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. The winner will receive $1,000 and their artwork will be used in all promotional materials for the opera. All submissions will be shown throughout March and April in various locations.
Details and the application can be found on Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s website.
Jackie Vick
Executive Director
Intermountain Opera Bozeman
PO Box 37
Bozeman, MT 59771
406.587.2889 or 406.599.6351
DEADLINE: Hand delivered entries will be accepted between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31st and Monday, February 3rd , 2014 only
at the Intermountain Opera Bozeman Offi ce, 104 E. Main, Suite 101, Bozeman, MT
(the US Bank Building, corner of Main & Black, 2nd fl oor).
Mailed entries should be sent to 104 E Main, Ste 101 and must arrive by Monday, February 3rd 2014.
All entries must be submitted with an entry form.
SEE ATTACHED
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Public Artists September 20 2013

Paragraph Breaks

Grammar Discussions….. yes, we really do talk about these kinds of things at the office.  Like the fact that I simply am not able to put one space after punctuation…. I don’t care what the rules say.  My thumb just goes bap-bap all by itself…. Arni gets a grammar email and this is what we learned…


        Paragraph Breaks in Professional Documents
“Just look at a page of typescript that is unrelieved by paragraph breaks: it immediately seems to be indigestible and stuffy. Compare that with a page broken up by lively headings which straightaway appears more interesting and inviting.

“Paragraphs allow the writer to change tack or subject and, equally important, give the eye a rest. When the text moves from one point to another that is the time for a par break. However, much will depend on the style of the publication or document and on the column width. For news-style print jobs, using double or multi-column format, paragraph breaks are usually needed after every second or third sentence–say about every 50 to 70 words. . . . For single-column reports, books, manuals, leaflets and brochures, it is usually better to have slightly longer paragraphs with perhaps four or five sentences.”
(John Foster, Writing Skills for Public Relations: Style and Technique for Mainstream and Social Media, 5th ed. Kogan Page, 2012)

·        Paragraph Breaks in Emails
“In e-mail communication, paragraph breaks are even more important. They should be more frequent. A rule of thumb I use is three to eight lines as the maximum paragraph length for e-mails. It is also a good idea to separate paragraphs with a blank line to add delineation.”
(Robert T. Whipple, Understanding E-Body Language: Building Trust Online. Productivity Publications, 2006)
Paragraph Breaks

Humanities Montana Festival of the Book 2013


The 14th Annual
Humanities Montana
Festival of the Book
October 10 – 12   •   Downtown Missoula
Join us for two days and three nights of (mostly) free events with over 80 authors!
This year’s featured events include:
A reading and conversation with Sherman Alexie
Oct 10  •  Wilma Theatre  •  FREE
A special edition of the popular storytelling event Tell Us Something
Oct 10  •  The Top Hat  •  FREE
The annual readers & writers reception
Oct 11  •  Missoula Art Museum  •  $25 per person (buy tickets)
The fifth annual Festival Poetry Slam, hosted by Tahj Kjelland, with a special appearance by international poetry slam winner Buddy Wakefield
Oct 11  •  The Top Hat  •  FREE
A special luncheon celebrating Dave Robicheaux’s return to Montana, with James Lee Burke
Oct 12  •  The Top Hat  •  $35 per person (buy tickets)
Book- and paper-making workshops for kids and adults
Oct 12  •  Missoula Art Museum
The annual Gala Reading with Montana Poet Laureate Tami Haaland, Richard Manning, Claire Vaye Watkins & Jamie Ford
Oct 12  •  Wilma Theatre  •  FREE
Plus readings of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and memoir throughout Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn:
Karen Joy Fowler
Christine Byle
Bill Dedman
Jo Deurbrouck
Pete Fromm
Andrew Sean Greer
Melissa Kwasny
Amy Leach
Kate Lebo
J. Robert Lennon
Elizabeth Lowell
Kat Martin
Gayle Morrison
Sheryl Noethe
Robert Pack
Robert Wrigley
Susanna Sonnenberg
Joshua Slotnick
Peter Rock
Doug Peacock
+ MANY MORE
FESTIVAL WEBSITE
Visit the festival website for complete author and presenter bios, panel and event descriptions, and more. (This site will be updated frequently over the next several weeks, so check back often.)
SPONSORS
Major 2013 festival sponsors include The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Montana Arts Council, Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula Public Library Foundation, The Missoulian and Montana Public Radio
SPEAKING OF BOOKS…
Humanities Montana will soon be updating the Montana Author’s Project, our online, interactive map showcasing some of the state’s best literature.
We invite you to vote for the titles you would most like to see added to the M.A.P. The five most popular selections will be announced at this year’s Festival of the Book
LEARN • REFLECT • TOGETHER
Humanities Montana Festival of the Book 2013

September is National Preparedness Month: Here Are Six Easy Ways to Get ArtsReady


September is National Preparedness Month:
Here Are Six Easy Ways to Get ArtsReady
As summer winds down and we all begin the fall season, it’s wise to include crisis planning in your schedule. Here are six items that don’t take long at all:
1. Make an appointment with your insurance agent to make sure your coverage is up to date before fall programming kicks in.
2. Take a tour of your facility, making sure that alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency signage and other safety devices are easy to see, operational and current.
3. Download a handy mobile app that will help you keep tabs on bad weather, emergency situations, or police activity in your area.
4. Make sure you have a current crisis communications plan. Samples are available in the ArtsReady Library.
5. If you’re attending the Western Arts Alliance Conference, Arts Midwest Conference, or Performing Arts Exchange, attend the ArtsReady professional development session and stop by our booth!
6. JoinArtsReady. Our online platform guides you through developing a customized plan. Twenty-three local, state, regional and national partners offer discounts. Learn more >>.
More information: www.artsready.org, info@artsready.org, (404) 874-7244
September is National Preparedness Month: Here Are Six Easy Ways to Get ArtsReady