Public Artists November 27 2013


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November 27, 2013
 Dear Public Artist, 
Below you will find our usual features. You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to those features of interest in the the adjoining sidebar.  My apologies for missing the last newsletter; I’ve been out in the state facilitating some public art. In the next few weeks I hope to have some announcements from those committees.  I hope this week finds you taking some time to rest and enjoy your friends and family. 
Best regards, Kim
General Interest
View From a Landing KBH 2013
Dear Artist:
You’ve worked hard to perfect your art. Marketing it online? Well, that’s another story.
The solution: gallree.com, a brand new online art gallery and thriving community of artists and collectors that will get your art seen, and sold.Even if you have a website of your own, Gallree offers something that most artists just don’t have the time or appetite for. Marketing. Artists benefit from Gallree’s targeted marketing to a broad audience of potential art buyers: serious collectors, designers, architects, property management firms, and casual buyers. With thirty years of marketing experience, we know how to get your work in front of a global audience that’s only a few clicks away from a purchase.
Buyers benefit from access to Gallree’s most important asset – you. They’ll see a carefully reviewed and diverse collection of work. And they’ll have access to special offers and loyalty programs, all designed to keep them coming back to keep up with new artists and works.
Our exclusive invitation to you:
Gallree is always on the lookout for exceptional talent. You’re invited to submit a selection of your work for review, and if selected, we’ll set up your profile page and a store for your work. You’ll set your own pricing to which a 30% Gallree commission will be applied.
We hope you’ll consider this invitation to join an exciting new online community. For more details, visit gallree.com.
Gallree. Get seen. Get sold.
Sincerely,
Chuck Lusignan, Curator
* NOTE  I provide this only to illustrate what is out there. If any of you do further research, please share the results with me.
KBH
Food for Thought

“Undulations”
KBH 2012
 The Cost of Being an Artist
New York Times: Room for Debate
11/7/2013
Artist and musician David Byrne recently wrotethat the cultural life of New York City had been “usurped by the top 1 percent,” implying that our society’s emphasis on the bottom line has compromised our humanist sensibilities.
With soaring housing and health care costs, and a culture that seems more interested in financial stability than creative expression, has it become too expensive to pursue the arts in this country?  For More >>
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Texas Tech University seeks Public Art Manager
Erin E. Vaden, M.A.
Public Art Manager
Texas Tech Plaza | 1901 University, 2nd Floor | 79410
Box 42014 | Lubbock, TX 79409-2014
T 806.742.2116 | F 806.742.1169
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City of Dublin, CA

“Undulations”
KBH 2012
Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatics Complex DEADLINE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
The City of Dublin invites individual artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for several upcoming public art opportunities to create permanently installed artwork at the Emerald Glen Park Recreation and Aquatics Complex. There are several artwork opportunities, including a Design Purchase for $10,000 and exterior artwork opportunities with a budget of $167,000.
The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, Tennessee is seeking proposals for an exhibit to be located along the State of Franklin Street corridor that connects downtown Johnson City and the campus of East Tennessee State University. This exhibition is part of a larger greenway vision plan. The greenway will include areas of pollinator plants, sites for public art, as well as functional items including benches, planters, educational kiosks, bike racks, etc. The greenway plan is visualized as both symbolic and practical: feeding culture and commerce between the community and the university, as well as physically nurturing of the environment by providing a habitat that is beneficial to all. The RFP – click here
DEADLINE EXTENSION AND CHANGE TO TEAM COMPOSITION:  CITY OF EMERYVILLE SHELLMOUND/POWELL STREET BRIDGE PROJECT
Dear Colleagues:  The deadline for the City of Emeryville  Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge project has been extended to December 31, 2013.   In addition, the eligibility requirement mandating the inclusion of a landscape architect on the team has been changed to  allow the option of including either a landscape architect or a team member with experience in planning and implementing landscape designs for urban environments, preferably with experience in integrating public art into streetscapes, sustainable design and bay-friendly landscaping (or both a landscape architect and a team member with the required experience). 
 
 
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.
The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.
Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and internationally.
Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.
Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).
Application: Click here to apply.
Info: Eric Fredericksen, Eric.Fredericksen@seattle.gov  public art project manager, (206) 733-9838.
This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle’s Central Waterfront.    

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
khurtle@mt.gov 
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November 27, 2013
 Dear Artist, 
Below you will find our usual features. You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to those features in the adjoining sidebar that interest you.  I hope this week finds you sharing some  fun and relaxation with family and friends.
Best regards, Kim
General Interest
 
The National Endowment for the Arts Announces Expansion of Creative Arts Therapy Program
Program Will Replicate Successful Walter Reed Art Therapy Treatments
Mask-making therapy will be one of the treatment activities for military patients with traumatic brain injury and psychological health issues at the Fort Belvoir NICoE satellite.  Photo courtesy of NICoE
November 7, 2013
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts announces the expansion of its landmark arts partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring art therapy to military patients at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Fairfax County, Virginia.
The NEA will support a three-month pilot program at the new NICoE satellite dubbed “Intrepid Spirit One,” in which a creative arts therapist will conduct visual arts therapy and therapeutic writing activities with wounded warriors diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions. Belvoir Hospital’s NICoE satellite center is the first of nine satellite treatment centers nationwide that are based on the original NICoE, a state-of-the-art research and treatment center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to advance the nation’s understanding and treatment of military patients with these invisible wounds.
New grant cycle for Our Nation’s Spaces 
First Peoples Fund
Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces grantees are eligible to apply for grants of up to $20,000 through Our Nation’s Spaces. Applications are being accepted through December 15. See if your organization can apply right now First People’s Fund Grants: See if your organization qualifies.
 The Helena College / U of M ready to ready to launch the class. The Arts in Today’s Economy & Society.  The credited class will be offered to continuing education students as well as current undergraduates in the economic, small business administration, and really any other degree program (but with an emphasis on the business students).  The class is limited to 24 students. The class starts January 21, 6-9 p.m. and runs every Tuesday until the end of March along with two Saturdays in the semester. The class, it is ideally targeted to be a required course for business majors which would really enlighten them about the arts as they go into the community.  
  
 National Center for Creative Aging Offers Grant
 To Receive $5,000 For Your Organization!
The NCCA-MetLife Foundation Technical Assistance Grant provides monetary support to develop an arts and aging program in three areas: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Each grant in the amount of $5,000 will support:

Mentorship: Your site will bring one of the NCCA-MetLife Foundation Leadership Award Winners to provide onsite technical assistance. Leadership Award Winners were chosen in the categories of: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, or Community Engagement. The Leadership Award Winner will mentor senior staff and will help train staff, partnering organizations, and community members in developing an arts program in their setting.

Best Practice Forum: A half-day forum bringing together programs, organizations, individuals and community partners dedicated to arts, education, health, social work, and aging in the community.
Eligibility
In order to apply, an organization must:
* Hold independent 501(c)3 federal tax exempt status. Organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of another agency are not eligible.
* Have an annual organizational budget of at least $150,000.
* Be a current NCCA Organizational Member.
The program does not fund:
* Individuals
* Government
* Private Sector Organization

Criteria
Organizations selected must demonstrate the capacity to develop an arts and aging program in their setting with sustainability of the program as a goal.

Competitive applications will demonstrate:
* Rationale or need for this arts program
* Application is clear and sets realistic goals
* Organization and staff are prepared for consultancy
* Organization has the capacity to move the project forward
* Organizational Budgets include program budget and all related operational income and expense.

Food for Thought
 The Cost of Being an Artist
 
 New York Times: Room for Debate
11/7/2013 
Artist and musician David Byrne recently wrotethat the cultural life of New York City had been “usurped by the top 1 percent,” implying that our society’s emphasis on the bottom line has compromised our humanist sensibilities.
With soaring housing and health care costs, and a culture that seems more interested in financial stability than creative expression, has it become too expensive to pursue the arts in this country?
  
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Dec 4, 2013 – Dec 4, 2013
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Dec 11, 2013 – Dec 11, 2013
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The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Our Mission
The National Arts Program® provides an uninhibited opportunity for employees and their family members to participate in a professional visual arts exhibition.
Our Core Values
There is artistic talent in everyone – Everyone possesses artistic talent regardless of their chosen professional career that should be nurtured and encouraged.  
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Erin E. Vaden, M.A.
Public Art Manager
Texas Tech Plaza | 1901 University, 2nd Floor | 79410
Box 42014 | Lubbock, TX  79409-2014
T 806.742.2116 | F 806.742.1169
 TTUS Public Art Program on Facebook
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines.
 
Call For Artists:
Inviting all Artists
Intermountain Opera Bozeman’s Second Annual Poster Contest – $1,000 prize
We are excited to launch this year’s competition and invite atrtists to submit art work depicting Rossini’s La Cenerentola.  
This version of the Cinderella myth has no pumpkin, no glass slipper, and in place of the fairy godmother there is a wise old philosopher who wants his handsome prince to marry not just the fairest of them all but also the best and the kindest. The magical enchantment in the miraculous score marries high comedy and heartfelt emotion.
With a deadline of February 3, 2014, we want to give all artists sufficient time to prepare their finest work.  The winning submission will be used in marketing and as the poster for La Cenerentola.
For more information on the contest, specifics of submissions and the application please see our website  click here.
 
2014 BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL PITCH SESSION OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Missoula, MT – The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce that the International Pitch Session-the high-powered culmination of the festival’s industry-inclusive Doc Shop-is now open for submissions for its 2014 event. Any and all documentary filmmakers are encouraged to submit projects, in any phase of production, to pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of commissioning editors comprised of industry heavyweights.
As part of a new Doc Shop partnership with the University of Montana, the International Pitch will be held on campus on Thursday, February 20th. The top 15 qualifying pitches will be heard by an audience of filmmakers, industry reps and students, and a panel of documentary funders and broadcasters that is currently being assembled.  Past panels have included commissioning editors Shanida Scotland (BBC Storyville), Lizzie Kerner (CNN), Claire Aguilar (ITVS), Yancy Ford (POV) and Kristin Feeley (Sundance Doc Fund).
Participants can expect a rigorous critique of works-in-progress from the panel and, of course, the chance to prove a project’s worth to the very people who fund documentaries for a living. The application deadline is January 2, 2013. Interested filmmakers can find the details of pitch submissions at  <http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/docshop/>.
BSDFF’s Doc Shop is an industry-focused feature of the festival that offers documentary filmmakers opportunities for networking, discussion, and professional development. The schedule includes workshops, work-in-progress presentations, panels, and the annual Big Sky International Pitch session. Topics covered include production, funding, distribution, and everything in between. The Doc Shop brings filmmakers, industry decision-makers, and experts together in a dialogue about what matters most in the world of documentary film. The 2014 Doc Shop will take place February 17th – 20th, 2014, during the 2014 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
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Big Sky Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) are pleased to announce a call for artists to participate in the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). Established in 2003, the AIP serves to enrich and invigorate the nation’s coins and medals by commissioning designs from a select pool of outstanding artists. Interested artists are invited to submit applications for consideration. Application guidelines are posted on the NEA website with an initial deadline of January 10, 2014.
Opportunities from the New Mexico Arts Commission
Digital Media Arts
Literary Arts   Multidisciplinary Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
General Opportunities   
Pursue Art Skills Surrounded by Inspiring Landscape
WEST GLACIER, MONTANA-  
 Artists are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at Glacier National Park. 
The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.
The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs.   Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.  
The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency.  The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances.  Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach. 
Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available online at https://www.callforentry.org  The deadline to apply is January 30, 2014.  For more information contact the park at 406-888-7800. 
The City of Dublin
invites individual artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for several upcoming public art opportunities to create permanently installed artwork at the Emerald Glen Park Recreation and Aquatics Complex. There several artwork opportunities, including a Design Purchase for $10,000 and exterior artwork opportunities with a budget of $167,000. For a detailed “Call for Artist,” including project description and information on how to apply, visit Call for Qualifications 
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
Ann Mottola
Heritage and Cultural Arts Manager
City of Dublin | 100 Civic Plaza | Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 556-4500 | (925) 833-6651 FAX
ann.mottola@dublin.ca.gov
For more information about the City of Dublin and the Parks and Community Services Department,
please visit one of our websites…
www.Dublin.ca.gov | www.DublinRecGuide.com
* Note:  If you are interested in more calls like these for public art projects, you should subscribe to my Public Artist
e-Newsletter: khurtle@mt.gov
  Calls for Performing Artists
 
Applications Open for American Music Abroad: Promoting Cultural Diplomacy Through Music
American Music Abroad (AMA), a cultural exchange program that uses music as a means to engage audiences worldwide, has opened the application round for the 2014-15 season. Bands and ensembles are encouraged to apply at Application AMA is a partnership between American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The deadline for applications is January 6, 2014.
American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene. Each year, approximately ten ensembles are selected to embark on month-long, multi-country tours, where they will engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews. 
Email us at culturecontact@state.gov if you feel you have received this message in error.
For more information about the AMA audition process, see the following contact information:
American Voices
(314) 732-1323
U.S. Department of State ECA
(202) 632-6452
CALL FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is looking for local and regional bands to perform at our 2014 Concerts in the Parks series. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons,3 – 4 pm, City Park, in July and August. It is an outdoor venue with a covered pavilion for the performers. Sound system and technician is provided. In addition, concerts may be scheduled in a smaller park venue in downtown Edmonds during the week.
Please submit the following promotional materials:
  • Letter of interest with name and contact information (phone, mailing address and email)
  • Promotional material
  • Music samples (CD’s should be clearly labeled)
  
Edmonds Arts Commission
Concert Coordinator
700 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 
             Sarah Cocker, sarah.cocker@edmondswa.gov 
             425-771-0228
             700 Main Street, Edmonds WA 98020
             City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services. Please send all requested materials no later than January 6, 2014. Review begins in early January. Applicants will be contacted only if they are asked to be on the schedule.
Calls for Writers
 Poets and Writers Magazine suggests:
 953 Lit Mags Seek Submissions
Wondering where to submit your work? Our Literary Magazines database lists 953 journals that accept submissions. Listings include detailed information about what, where, and when to submit work for consideration.

All of the publications listed must meet our criteria for inclusion, including careful editing and an established track record.

Among the newest additions are Looseleaf Tea, an online journal “dedicated to the vociferation of culture-driven art” and Room Magazine, a Canadian quarterly that publishes “original, thought-provoking works that reflect women’s strength, sensuality, vulnerability, and wit.”
Search the Database   

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
khurtle@mt.gov 
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
Artists November 27 2013

Form and function: Butte fisherman, rod maker earns prestigious folk award



Butte’s Glenn Brackett is one of the country’s renowned makers of bamboo fly rods, but first and foremost he’s a fisherman.

Brackett, 73, is co-owner of Sweetgrass Rods in Twin Bridges, and he says he’s built his life around his love of the sport.

“I love to see what’s at the end of the line,” he said. “What’s going to bite? What they are biting on? What’s underneath the rocks? What’s around the bend? It’s a wonderful sport because it combines so many disciplines, but also it’s a great spiritual (tool) … It helps balance out a person’s life in terms of having a busy career and family life. And it just gives you that moment of peace and tranquility that reconnects you to all the things that make for a well-rounded life.”

 
Form and function: Butte fisherman, rod maker earns prestigious folk award

Rural Arts Services


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Here’s a nice addition to the grant-making fact sheets produced by NASAA.
From Kelly Liu “I wanted to inform you that NASAA has released a new fact sheet highlighting SAA support for arts in rural communities. The fact sheet provides statistics and visualizations describing grant-making in rural communities. This is a new addition to our suite of recently updated grant-making fact sheets.”

Rural Arts Services

Minnesota State Arts Board Job Opportunity


Minnesota State Arts Board
Ensuring all Minnesotans have the
opportunity to participate in the arts
Director of research and evaluation  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking qualified candidates for an important new position—director of research and evaluation.   
This position will provide leadership and direction for the board’s efforts to establish and articulate performance goals and measure outcomes. The director will develop and implement assessment strategies, primary and secondary research projects, and monitoring functions to assess the impact and effectiveness of Arts Board programs and services, the effectiveness of the overall statewide system of public support for the arts, the impact of public funding and agency activities on the arts, and the impact of arts on other state, regional, and local priorities.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter via the State of Minnesota’s online Job Search Web portal: 
Reference job posting 13ARTB000005. 
Applications must be submitted by or before Monday, November 25, 2013.
www.arts.state.mn.us   |   (651) 215-1600   |   msab@arts.state.mn.us
Minnesota State Arts Board Job Opportunity