Rocky Mountain Access December 2013


Welcome to the December 2013 Rocky Mountain Access
Enewsletter GraphicThe Rocky Mountain Access is a free monthly online newsletter with current accessibility information for the Rocky Mountain region that includes Wyoming, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Colorado. Subscription also includes timely updates throughout the month.
“Oakland California’s Journey from Emergency Management Defendant to Model City for Inclusionary Practices” to be held on January 8th, 2014.  In 2009, the City of Oakland was the subject of a major lawsuit saying that its emergency management policies, practices and procedures fell short of providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to survive disasters and other emergencies. Learn how Oakland met the challenge by engaging a wide group of stakeholders and integrating progressive functional needs access frameworks into all aspects of its emergency management planning and response programs. The session will cover the tools that Oakland created and how local government agencies can efficiently and effectively transform their emergency preparedness programs. 
National ADA Symposium Logo
  
 June 15-18 – Denver, Colorado
We are thrilled to announce that comedian Josh Blue will be this
year’s featured speaker!  Josh will perform during lunch on Monday, June 15th.
Don’t miss one of the most entertaining ADA Symposium lunch receptions yet!
In a disability lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal court in Denver has ordered Beverage Distributors Company (BDC) in Colorado to pay around $200,000 and hire applicant to a position he had been denied because of his impaired eyesight, the agency has announced.  
The Justice Department has announced that it will intervene in a private lawsuit filed against national tax preparaDepartment of Justice Logotion firm H&R Block, saying its website does not allow sufficient access for people with disabilities.
The Justice Department has issued a Letter of Findings to the State of Alabama and the Birmingham City School, St. Clair County School, and Montgomery County School Districts, addressing alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) with respect to public school students with diabetes.  The Department concludes that the methods by which the State administers its nursing practice standards, public school nursing programs, and related educational policies deny many Alabama students with diabetes an equal right to attend, and fully participate in, their local zoned schools.  The Department also concludes that the three identified school districts violated the ADA by unnecessarily transferring students with diabetes to schools with nurses on site, even if the students’ treating physicians and parents agreed that the students’ diabetes care could be managed by trained non-nurse school personnel.  
The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) recently announced the availability of a discussion guide to accompany the “Because” public service announcement (PSA) distributed earlier this year.  The “Because” PSA has a simple but significant message—that youth with disabilities, like all youth, should grow up expecting to work and succeed, and parents, educators and other adults of influence in their lives should reinforce this expectation at every turn.  The new discussion guide—which comes with a DVD containing the PSA—can be used to facilitate a conversation about this important topic among adults or youth in a variety of settings. Free of charge, it is available in both English and Spanish.
The Department of Justice has announced that it has reached a settlement with Newseum Inc., which owns and operates the Newseum, to address alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The settlement agreement resolves allegations that the Newseum, a museum of news and history in Washington, D.C., was operating exhibits and providing facilities that were not accessible to people with disabilities.      
An Oakland-based non-profit regional medical center violated federal law when it failed to accommodate and instead fired an office associate diagnosed with breast cancer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit.
  
According to the EEOC’s suit, Foodworks asked disability-related questions of a class of applicants before offering them jobs. The questions included “Do you have any health problems?” on applications and asking applicants in interviews whether they had any health/ physical problems; whether they were on any medications; and if so, which medications.
The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) announced a new requirement for 50 percent of New York City yellow cabs to be accessible by the year 2020. The agreement comes as a result of a major class-action lawsuit brought by the United Spinal Association, as well as other disability groups, against the TLC. The city was charged with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the lack of accessible taxicabs. 
The Justice Department has announced that it has reached a settlement with Camelot Child Development Center of Oklahoma City and Edmond, Okla., under the ADA.  The settlement resolves allegations that Camelot violated the ADA by prohibiting a child with Down syndrome from field trips, and threatening to expel her, because of her developmental delays.  Because the child is not fully toilet-trained, she wears pull-up diapers and requires help with toileting.  
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has implemented new complaint procedures as required under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Under the new procedures, consumers may choose to contact a company directly to resolve an accessibility problem. Consumers can find contact information for company accessibility representatives online, by email, or by  calling (202) 418-2517 or (202) 418-2922 (TTY). Learn more about filing a complaint with the FCC.  For more information, visit FCC Implements New Procedures for Telecommunications Accessibility Complaint.
  
This matter is based on a complaint filed with the United States Department of Justice that alleged that EAA discriminated against an individual with a disability in violation of Title III of the ADA.  Specifically, the complaint alleged that EAA refused to allow the Complainant, an individual with a disability who uses a Segway® as a mobility device, to use the Segway® at EAA AirVenture events.
Southwest Airlines will be among the first carriers in the United States to introduce closed captioning to its wireless video entertainment product when the low-cost giant rolls out CC in early 2014.  
Closed Captioning logo 
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Virtual Community School of Ohio to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA for students with disabilities at the school.  This first-of-its-kind resolution promises equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities in virtual charter schools.  Virtual Community School of Ohio is an Internet-based, public charter school that serves approximately 1,200 students who reside throughout the state of Ohio.  OCR initiated a compliance review in 2011 to assess whether the school discriminates against students with disabilities by failing to ensure that they receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  OCR also examined whether individuals with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to access the school’s website and on-line learning environment. 
    
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has published a Just-in-Time training module on “All About JAN: Resources in Spanish”/ “Todo acerca de JAN para hispanohablantes.” The 18 minute training module and accompanying transcript and handout provide an overview of JAN’s services in Spanish, which include technical assistance via phone, email, chat and social media, as well as publications and other materials.
The CDC has recently released the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Centers.  The Voluntary Guidelines provide practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention. The Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies include recommendations for each of the five priority areas that should be addressed in each school’s or ECE program’s Food Allergy Management Prevention Plan:
•         Ensure the daily management of food allergies in individual children.
•         Prepare for food allergy emergencies.
•         Provide professional development on food allergies for staff members.
•         Educate children and family members about food allergies.
•         Create and maintain a healthy and safe educational environment.
It also includes information about the ADA, ADAAA, Section 504 and IDEA.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that a Las Vegas homeowners association, its management company, and the owner of a rental property will pay $65,000 under a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that they violated the Fair Housing Act when they refused to grant a family’s request to park in the driveway of its home an ambulance that the family needed to transport its son, who has a disability, to and from medical appointments.   
ADA Live! is a free monthly radio show broadcast nationally on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.
 
About the Rocky Mountain ADA Center…
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center operates under grant #H133A110018 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 
Rocky Mountain ADA Center / MTC Staff…
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Randy Dipner – MTC Founding Partner
Kent Kelley – Chief Operating Officer
Candice Alder – Director of Technical Assistance
Geoff Ames – Accessibility Implementation Consultant
Rob Gilkerson – Architectural Information Specialist
Ken Heldt – ADA Specialist                                             
Rita Schell – Information Specialist 
Maggie Sims – Editor, Communications Specialist
Jamie Staton – ADA Specialist 
Philip Williams – ADA Specialist 
Chantal Woodyard – Outreach Specialist
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Rocky Mountain Access December 2013

Artists December 23 2013



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December 23, 2013
 Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to those features in the adjoining sidebar.  Best of the Season to each of you.
 Kim
 GENERAL INTEREST
Sculptures Stolen Near Three Forks, Montana
Below is the text of the Facebook post, which includes a link to the Bozeman Chronicle story. We have also seen it in the Missoulian and heard it on MTPR—-MAC Staff
**UPDATE**
“The three horses were recovered thanks to the IMMENSE community response through word of mouth, local media, the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, and so many people sharing this post! My father Jim Dolan, the artist, will repair some minor damage to the sculptures before returning them to their herd for EVERYONE to enjoy. 
I cannot thank you all enough in helping find these sculptures! Your response is evidence of how much they mean to not just my father and my family, but the entire Montana community! Thank you so much to all of you!” Jim Dolan’s son

See the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here for the story:
Blue Horses Stolen Then Found – A Montana Art Tale 

Website Co-operative Idea from Around Montana
Locate and Learn About Montana Artists Who Belong to FIND ART MONTANA
 “Travel Montana back roads … 
… to visit artists at work in their studios.  
Many artists live just beyond town boundaries and work away in their studios, packed full of organized chaos, magic, work-in-progress, cast offs, successful experiments, displays, and more. Artists, artisans, and crafters intensely pursue sometimes exciting, sometimes tedious artistic expression. They are eager to show you their artwork, share their passion, and explain their art process.  You are invited to visit them all.
Jewelers, creating their reflective or matte adornments.
Ceramicists, striving for new colors to emerge in the final stages of firing. Glass blowers, turning and turning to capture the colorful shape they desire. Painters, capturing new colors within nearby high prairie plains, mountainous landscapes, river valleys, and iconic landmarks and buildings. Fabric and fiber artists, examining twigs and leaves to integrate into their tactile creations.  
And more. How many artists does Montana have?
We’re going to find out.”
 Food for Thought
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Over the last few months I keep hearing about online guild models for artists and public artists.  One such source is now called: CODAWorx.  Some of you might remember them as Guild.com.  Their offices are in Madison, Wisconsin.  I offer the idea for those of you considering and wanting to research what might be out there in terms of showing your work to designers and architects and those buying art for large projects such as hospitals and hotels and even private residences.  There are free services [ or, one can simply look around and see what their peers are up to creatively-speaking] and membership rates for hosting your work.  
Another Online Gallery of Artists for consideration: 
 12/18/13
Call to Artist: Sculptors
Deadline to submit January 20, 2014.
C. Emerson Fine Arts was founded in 2006 with the intention of going beyond familiar ground together with artists whose work is highly diverse and who mix different modes of expression to transcend established categories. All the artists exhibited are in their own way capable of expressing their emotions by presenting their world-view through questions regarding representation and their knowledge of the media they use.
Currently, the gallery has evolved from its original St. Petersburg, Florida based location to a global curatorial project, art advisory, and a web based collection site. We are pleased to offer our featured artist for sale online. As well, the traveling exhibitions allow the gallery the ability to give our artist a larger audience for their work in multiple locations and by a very savvy art patron.
I am looking to add more sculpture to our fair exhibitions, most specifically in the pop-surrealist genre to compliment our already established stable of artist.
Please send the following to cemersonfinearts@gmail.com
I decided to check this out, and to receive the free emails. I find they are perking up my day to at least consider working in the studio and painting.  The world of sharing knowledge is certainly changing with social media. kbh
Webinars
 GrantStation Webinar
Join our CEO, Cynthia Adams for two dynamic webinars to help you secure funding in 2014!
This webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project. All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building grants calendars and grants strategies for their organizations. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 and is for beginning, intermediate and advanced grantwriters.
Register for Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2014
See more about GrantStation Here
Resources
KBH November 2013
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life:
Essays by 40 Working Artists

Edited by Sharon Louden
Published by Intellect Books
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

In this day and age, as art has become more and more of a commodity, many students graduating from art school believe that they will immediately make a living as an artist by obtaining gallery representation. One of the goals of this book is to dispel the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist. This collection of essays is intended to show the reality of how artists — from the unknown to the established — juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. They share with us in their own words how they are creative inside and outside the studio, both on a day-to-day basis and over the long haul.

Making art and participating in the art world over a lifetime is a challenge, and we can all learn from each other along the way. I am proud and honored to bring these heartfelt stories to the larger public.

The book includes a forward by Carter Foster, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a conclusion by Ed Winkleman, of Winkleman Gallery, and Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. To pre-order this book, please visit the University Chicago Press website.  Univ of Chicago Press.  View the Intellect Books press release.  Also,  Sharon Louden in conversation with Brian Young at ‘bmore art,’ Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority, September 13, 2013

  
Lynn Basa 
Lynn is one of the artists I turn to when I need advice.  Not once has she mentioned her book.  I came across it today in the search for something else. So, here I will toot the horn and have you consider her ideas.  Lynn Basa website to see her artwork. 
Art Deadlines List: 
All Mediums
 JOBS
 
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines.
 Calls for Visual Artists
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SCOPE ART SHOW  : SEE ME
A Year in Review
Coming this March in NYC
TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN
Submit your work. Over $50,000 in Awards, Including a Solo Booth at SCOPE Art Fair in NYC

You’re invited to participate in the 3rd annual See.Me : Year In Review competition, an international, all-medium-encompassing open call for art that will present one visionary with a $10,000 Grand Prize Award and an exclusive Featured Booth at SCOPE Art Show in New York City this March 2014.

Your Early Entry Deadline is
FRIDAY JANUARY 10th, 2014 11:59PM EST
Presented byPowered by
The Grand Prize Award  

National Call for Artists
City of Livermore, California – Livermorium Public Art Project
Budget – $175,000
Deadline – January 27, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
The City of Livermore invites a visual artist or artist teams to submit qualifications to develop a site-integrated public art project to be permanently located at Livermorium Plaza in the heart of our downtown.  The art will commemorate the discovery of Livermorium which was adopted as Element #116 on the Periodic Table on May 30, 2012.  Livermore is one of 2 cities in the United States and 11 cities in the world to have an element named in their honor.
The artist or artist team will create art that invites the public to learn more about Livermorium and the related science around its discovery.  The art will be integrated into a full redesign of the plaza.  This is a nation-wide call with a budget of $175,000.
Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application before January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.  A complete RFQ with application information is available at
  Application Details – click here            
You may also find additional information at the City’s Arts webpage
For more information and questions please contact to Jean Prasher at (925) 960-4586, or by email at japrasher@cityoflivermore.net
 If you would like to see more calls like this one for public art please email me at Khurtle@mt.gov and ask me to sign your up for the public art 3-newsletter.  
MAIN STREET GALLERY 2014-2015 
CALL FOR ARTISTS & CURATORS
Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council’s Main Street Gallery hosts 12 exhibits a year from September through August, and displays a wide variety of mediums from local and national artists, as well as traveling exhibits.  Artists are invited to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions of their work for the Main Street Gallery’s 2014-2015 season. Curators are invited to submit proposals to curate a group, invitational or open call exhibit based on unique themes or genres.
The Main Street Gallery is a community art gallery committed to artist development through:
  • hosting exhibits by emerging local artists
  • hosting exhibits of work outside the commercial mainstream by established local artists
  • hosting exhibits of visiting artists when the exhibit and/or workshops by the artist can make a valuable contribution to the local art culture
  • providing open and invitational exhibits that inspire local amateur and professional artists to step forward and participate in a public dialogue through their art
  • providing open and invitational exhibits that inspire local and amateur artists to expand the range of their media
  • Applications can be found at KetchikanArts.org. Deadline for applications for the 2014-2015 Season is Monday, March 3, 2014.
Calls for Performing Artists
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Call for papers, presentations, workshops

Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity
December 19 – 22, 2014
Tuscany, Italy

The international annual conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms:
theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art. 

  • The working language is English.
  • You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer.
  • At the moment we are accepting proposals for the programme.
  • Presentation formats:
  • practical workshop/master class
  • work-in-progress
  • interactive lecture
  • video/photo/paper presentation
  • or other way of demonstration proposed by Speaker/Presenter can be considered
early bird reduced fee – if payment is made before January 17th 2014 
Support for National Performing Arts Projects
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Fund for National Projects
The Fund for National Projects, an initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theatre fields. In addition, the Fund works to improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in the targeted fields. Grants of $60,000 to $200,000 are provided for projects that engage a broad national constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field. Examples of eligible projects include research initiatives assessing the national health of arts groups or of individual artists, national convenings for performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences), and special projects that address unique circumstances that affect an entire professional nonprofit field. Projects by single performing arts entities are not supported. The upcoming deadline for letters of inquiry is February 28, 2014.
Calls for Writers
The Glimmer Train
“A writer is someone who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do… The not-knowing is crucial to art, it is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention.”-Donald Barthelme   
Upcoming deadline:
  • Fiction Open. 1st place wins $2,500, and publication. Deadline: January 2.
  • NOTE: We are reorganizing our submission calendar for 2014. This will be the last Fiction Open until June. (Details to follow in the January bulletin.)
  • The 1st-place winner will be published in Issue 93 and will receive 20 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-places win, respectively, $1,000 and $600 (or, if published, $700).
  • Writing Guidelines
  •  
  Poets and Writers  Magazine
Feature:  Best Books for Writers
Each week, we recommend a book for writers. The Best Books for Writers archive now contains over 130 selections, with advice on everything from cultivating creativity to the finer points of grammar and syntax. Our most recent picks were The Daily Writer: 366 Meditations to Cultivate a Productive and Meaningful Writing Life by Fred White. 
  
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 December 23 2013

Public Artists December 23 2013


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December 23, 2013
 Dear Public Artist,
Here are a few items of interest. 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.  
May these last days of this year be peaceful ones in your home.
Best regards, Kim
  General Interest
“View From a Landing”
2012
KBH
I was doing a reference check and came across a museum in Cartersville, Georgia .  The Booth Western Art Museum.  Take a look and then go to the page where the artists are listed.  You’ll find some Montanan’s there from all genre’s of art.  They are collecting artists of the West.  KBH
Sculptures Stolen Near Three Forks, Montana  
Below is the text of the Facebook post, which includes a link to the Bozeman Chronicle story. We have also seen it in the Missoulian and heard it on MTPR— MAC Staff
**UPDATE**
“The three horses were recovered thanks to the IMMENSE community response through word of mouth, local media, the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office, and so many people sharing this post! My father Jim Dolan, the artist, will repair some minor damage to the sculptures before returning them to their herd for EVERYONE to enjoy. 
“I cannot thank you all enough in helping find these sculptures! Your response is evidence of how much they mean to not just my father and my family, but the entire Montana community! Thank you so much to all of you!”  Jim Dolan’s son

See the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here for the story:
 Blue Horses Stolen Then Found – A Montana Art Tale 

MSU-Gaines Hall Selection Committee and the Montana Arts Council Announces Semi-Finalists and Direct Purchase
Art for the Entry Foyer:
Tim Prentice,       West Cornwall, CT
Paul Vexler          Snohomish, WA 
Michele Gutlove    Natick, MA
Artists will offer a proposal for an artwork commission up to $64,900.00  Artists will receive $1200 stipend award to develop their proposal.
Direct Purchase of artwork: Sites to be determined
Willem Volkersz     Bozeman, MT   up to $6,600.00
Tracy Lynn Pristas   Littleton, CO up to $4,400.00
Artists will receive $250.00 to develop a portfolio to offer the committee.  
Capitol Complex Advisory Committee Announces the Finalist for the Montana State Capitol Mural
Hadley Ferguson of Missoula, Montana has been commissioned to work with the CCCAC, historians and the Montana Historical Society staff to create two murals for the 3rd floor.  
Food for Thought

“Undulations”
KBH 2012
  
Over the last few months I keep hearing about online guild models for artists and public artists.  One such source is now called: CODAWorx. Some of you might remember them as Guild.com.  Their offices are in Madison, Wisconsin.  I offer the idea for those of you considering and wanting to research what might be out there in terms of showing your work to designers and architects and those buying art for large projects such as hospitals and hotels and even private residences.  There are free services [ or, one can simply look around and see what their peers are up to creatively-speaking] and membership rates for hosting your work.  
CODAWorx – Browse their site 
Another Online Gallery of Artists for consideration
Call to Artist: Sculptors
Deadline to submit January 20, 2014.
C. Emerson Fine Arts was founded in 2006 with the intention of going beyond familiar ground together with artists whose work is highly diverse and who mix different modes of expression to transcend established categories. All the artists exhibited are in their own way capable of expressing their emotions by presenting their world-view through questions regarding representation and their knowledge of the media they use.
Currently, the gallery has evolved from its original St. Petersburg, Florida based location to a global curatorial project, art advisory, and a web based collection site. We are pleased to offer our featured artist for sale online. As well, the traveling exhibitions allow the gallery the ability to give our artist a larger audience for their work in multiple locations and by a very savvy art patron.
I am looking to add more sculpture to our fair exhibitions, most specifically in the pop-surrealist genre to compliment our already established stable of artist.
Please send the following to cemersonfinearts@gmail.com

Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“View From a Landing”
2012 KBH
  
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.  
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org  
Locate and Learn About Montana Artists Who Belong to FIND ART .com
 “Travel Montana back roads … 
… to visit artists at work in their studios.  
Many artists live just beyond town boundaries and work away in their studios, packed full of organized chaos, magic, work-in-progress, cast offs, successful experiments, displays, and more. Artists, artisans, and crafters intensely pursue sometimes exciting, sometimes tedious artistic expression. They are eager to show you their artwork, share their passion, and explain their art process. 
You are invited to visit them all.
Jewelers, creating their reflective or matte adornments.
Ceramicists, striving for new colors to emerge in the final stages of firing. Glass blowers, turning and turning to capture the colorful shape they desire. Painters, capturing new colors within nearby high prairie plains, mountainous landscapes, river valleys, and iconic landmarks and buildings. Fabric and fiber artists, examining twigs and leaves to integrate into their tactile creations.  
And more.
How many artists does Montana have?
We’re going to find out.”
Lynn Basa 
Lynn is one of the artists I turn to when I need advice. Not once has she mentioned her book.  I came across it today in the search for something else. So, I will toot the horn for her and have you consider her ideas.  Lynn Basa website to see her artwork. 
 
JOBS
    
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines.
Jobs- Work the Arts – General Information Page
JOB POSTINGS
Calls for ART
  

“Undulations” 2012 KBH
  
     
 
Deadline Extended until January 9th, 2014 
Seeking artist for Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project
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, fabricatio
n, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.
Deadline Extended: 11 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014 (Pacific Standard Time).
Application: Click here to apply.
Info: Eric Fredericksen, 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.
Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle
arts.culture@seattle.gov
(206) 684-7171 
   
 Hiland Theater Sculpture and Bus Shelter
VIEW MORE INFO
APPLY TO THIS CALL

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
City: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County
State: New Mexico
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 1/14/14
Days remaining to deadline: 34
Number of Applications Allowed: 2
The Bernalillo County Arts Board, NDI-NM and ABQ Ride seek preliminary ideas for an exterior artwork and artist designed bus shelter for the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The established budget for this project is $120,000. The Arts Board anticipates proposals that consider the newly redeveloped exterior of the historic Hiland Theater and may incorporate a sense of movement. This is a regional call, open competition, RFP for artists and/artists teams legally residing in Route 66 states: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. The Artist Selection Committee will offer a stipend for preliminary design concepts for as many as three finalists; stipend funds of $1,000 per selected finalist are available.

Nan Masland
Bernalillo County
Public Art Project Coordinator
Cultural Services
415 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(p) 505-314-0467
(f) 505-462-9864
National Call for Artists
City of Livermore, California – Livermorium Public Art Project
Budget – $175,000
Deadline – January 27, 2014, 5:00 pm, PST
The City of Livermore invites a visual artist or artist teams to submit qualifications to develop a site-integrated public art project to be permanently located at Livermorium Plaza in the heart of our downtown.  The art will commemorate the discovery of Livermorium which was adopted as Element #116 on the Periodic Table on May 30, 2012.  Livermore is one of 2 cities in the United States and 11 cities in the world to have an element named in their honor.
The artist or artist team will create art that invites the public to learn more about Livermorium and the related science around its discovery.  The art will be integrated into a full redesign of the plaza.  This is a nation-wide call with a budget of $175,000.
Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry (CAFÉ) online application before January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.  A complete RFQ with application information is available at   
You may also find additional information at the City’s Arts webpage
For more information and questions please contact to Jean Prasher at (925) 960-4586, or by email at
Jean Prasher
Community & Economic Development Department
City of Livermore, California
(925) 960-4586
  
NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS  
City of Lauderhill, FL 
Performing Art Center  
Wall Art 
Deadline for Entry: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5 p.m. EST  
 The City of Lauderhill is seeking an artist or artist team for three (3) wall artworks for the City’s new
Performing Art Center, located at State Road 7 and Sunrise Boulevard, Lauderhill, Florida, 33319.The theme
for the wall art should be related to the arts, and/or nature, and incorporate or complement the color palette
(see below). The art budget is $58,000.

Official application forms must be used. Individualized forms will not be accepted. Finalists selected will
receive $500 for a full proposal accompanied by a budget.
IMPORTANT: This is an electronic submission. Send submissions through Dropbox.com or
transferbigfiles.com. 

  
Rhode Island College Public Art Project
Request For Qualifications – Open To All Artists
Rhode Island College Fine Art Center – For More
Providence, Rhode Island
Budget: $153,000
Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013, 5:00 pm est
  
The City of Ashland, Oregon Public Art Commission (PAC) RFQ seeks qualifications of artists, or artist teams, experienced in creation of original, outdoor public art work.  The PAC intends to commission an art piece to be permanently installed at the Gateway Sculpture site located in downtown Ashland, Oregon.  The total budget for the art work is $100,000.  Artists should review the RFQ requirements before submitting their qualifications.
Deadline: 3/31/14
Open to professional artists living in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana) and California.
Ann Seltzer, Management Analyst
City of Ashland
20 East Main Street, Ashland OR 97520
(541) 552-2106 or (541) 488-6002, TTY 800-735-2900
FAX: (541) 488-5311
  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
khurtle@mt.gov 
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Public Artists December 23 2013

High Plains Book Awards NOMINATIONS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 14, 2014


For Immediate Release: 12/20/2013
Contact: Dee Ann Redman, Assistant Director
Billings Public Library
510 N Broadway – Billings, MT 59101
redmand@ci.billings.mt.us

High Plains Book Awards
NOMINATIONS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 14, 2014
Nominations for the eighth annual High Plains Book Awards open January 15, 2014.  Nominations will be accepted through March 14, 2014.  Information and nomination forms can be found at: http:// highplainsbookawards.org.
The Billings Public Library Board of Directors established the High Plains Book Awards in 2006o recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains.  The High Plains region includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
The 2013 Awards include two new categories, Best Medicine and Science Book and Best Children’s Book.  Nominated books must be published for the first time in 2013.  Other award categories include:  Best Fiction; Best Nonfiction; Best Poetry; Best First Book; Best Woman Writer; Best Art & Photography; Best Short Stories; Best Culinary and Best Young Adult.. Winners receive a $500 prize and invited to participate in the annual High Plains BookFest in October 2014.
All nominated books are read and evaluated by community readers.  Finalist books in each category will be announced in late May 2014.  Winners in each category will be determined by a panel of published writers with connections to the High Plains region. Winners will be announced at an Awards Banquet on October 25, 2014, in Billings, Montana. The Awards Banquet is held in conjunction with the annual High Plains BookFest
Writers interested in participating in the 2014 High Plains BookFest should contact the YMCA Writer’s Voice director Corby Skinner via email:  corby@skinnerbenoit.com
Questions concerning the nominations process should be directed to:  DeeAnn Redman, Assistant Director, Billings Public Library, 510 North Broadway, Billings, MT  59101, email:  redmand@ci.billings.mt.us
 Corby Skinner
Skinner/Benoit                                 
PUBLIC RELATIONS, LLC
622 No. 29th    Billings, MT  59101
406-294-2390       Fax 406-294-2394
High Plains Book Awards NOMINATIONS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 14, 2014

Arts Organizations December 12 2013


      
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Dear Kristin,
This will be the last Arts Organizations newsletter of 2013. Look for our return in the new year. In the meantime, here’s my twist on a holiday classic to keep you warm:
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the arts are so delightful!
Don’t say you’ve no place to go,
See a show, see a show, see a show!
WEBINARS
Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2014 from GrantStation will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months.
Wed, January 15, 2014/2:00pm EST

What IS Your Problem? Writing a Compelling Statement of Need from Grant Station. Understanding the most effective methods for documenting a need, and then using that information to engage the reader is the key to submitting a powerful grant application.
Wed, January 22, 2014/2:00 pm EST  

    
CONTINUING EDUCATION
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The Arts in Today’s Economy & Society taught by Maestro Allan R. Scott of the Helena Symphony and guest speakers at Helena College.
Tuesdays, January 21 – March 18

Applications are invited for the 2014 NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio, Texas. This week-long
rigorous program in arts management and leadership development will deliver innovative and practical
strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts.
Deadline: February 27, 2014  

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 
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Quality of Life Programs in the Pacific Northwest from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The trust is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by supporting nonprofit organizations that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.
Museums, Libraries and Cultural Organizations Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities provides planning and implementation support for exhibitions, interpretations, book/film discussion programs, living history presentations, face-to-face programs, interpretive websites and other digital formats.
Deadline: Wed, January 8, 2014.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Technical Director, Theater Works, Peoria, AZ.
Deadline: December 16, 2013
Museum Educator, Arizona Capital Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Part time, temporary.
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Find jobs in arts administration, performing and visual arts, and more. Post an anonymous resume, or create an alert to be notified of new vacancies.
   
  
Happy Holidays from all your friends at the Montana Arts Council! 
  
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Sincerely,
KarenDe Herman
Montana Arts Council
406-444-6430
Arts Organizations December 12 2013

Arts Education December 11 2013


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December 11, 2013
Greetings,  
This will be our last Arts Education newsletter for the year 2013.  I began this year in the trenches as a theater teacher, and am ending it here at MAC, where I am deeply immersed in big questions about what the role of the arts is in education, and how best to advocate for arts learning in schools and communities for people of all ages.  If you are taking the time to read this newsletter, you probably spend a good deal of time thinking these big questions, too.  I shared some of my thoughts about the purpose of arts education on our Big Sky Arts Ed blog, read about it here.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the big questions. 
Below you will find news, information and resources for arts educators and advocates of arts education throughout the state of Montana.  Follow links to the information below by clicking on anything underlined.
Don’t forget you can follow me on Twitter @BigSkyArtsEd!
  
See you in January!
  
Emily
  
ps.  Please enjoy some holiday cheer and  great example of innovation through the arts.  The Piano Guys!
  
Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) - ThePianoGuys
Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) – ThePianoGuys
Opportunities
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has been seeking to identify talented musicians who have a disability.  The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from teh United States and teh international arena.  These emerging musicians receive $2500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. Deadline for entry is January 27, 2014.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual $10,000 grants that recognize inspiring teachers across the United States. Nominees must be legal residents of the U.S. who currently teach or have taught in a K-12 school, college, or university in the U.S. The deadline for nominations is December 15.
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic, active, arts curriculum designed to teach wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. This program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum; the capstone project is students create visual arts entries, drawings and paintings of waterfowl, for submission to the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Nationally, over 27,000 students contribute artwork.  This nontraditional pairing of subjects brings new interest to both the sciences and the arts. It crosses cultural, ethnic, social, and geographic boundaries to teach greater awareness of our nation’s natural resources. This benefits not only ducks, but all migratory birds, including neotropical migratory songbirds, and hundreds of other plants and animals that depend on wetlands habitat for their survival. Email bob_danley@fws.gov or phone Bob Danley (State Coordinator at Lee Metcalf NWR) (406) 777-5552 x203 for details.
  
FOR TEENS: 2014 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS
Deadline: December 15, 2013-January 15, 2014. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers invites teens in grades 7-12 to submit work in one of 28 categories for a chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Fifteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists. Student submissions are judged on the regional level. The top winning works are then presented to national panels to determine which will receive the highest honors. 
Dive into your professional learning experience at the 2014 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention! Choose from 1,000+ sessions, workshops, tours, and events. Fuse creative thinking with art knowledge, skills, emerging technology, and new research to create powerful opportunities for your classroom, career, and beyond! Connect with thousands of colleagues from around the globe for the largest gathering of visual arts education in the world!

Founded in 1947, NAEA is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators.

Cool Resource of the Week
Tennessee is currenty getting a lot of attention for its innovative new way of evaluating arts teachers through classroom portfolios, which could serve as a model for other states.  Education Week presented the webinar “Using Classroom Portfolios to Evaluate Arts Educators” on Monday, December 9. The webinar examined Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system for the arts. The webinar has been archived and is now available after registering. The powerpoint presentation is also available for download.
Advocacy and Research
The Turnaround Arts Progress Report is authored by an evaluation team from Booz Allen Hamilton and the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. It provides a look at Turnaround Arts schools in their first year, including a summary of the evaluation, a preliminary description of how different schools are implementing arts education as part of their larger turnaround efforts, and a summary of school reform indicators and student achievement data in Turnaround Arts schools. While the data is still preliminary, the Report notes that there were “many ways in which the Turnaround Arts schools saw positive change as a result of being part of this initiative.” Lame Deer Middle School in Lame Deer, MT is one of the eight Turnaround Arts Schools
El Sistema is revolutionizing the way orchestral music is being taught around the globe.  The first research study on El Sistema and Sistema Inspired programs has been released. El Sistema is Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs that aims to use music education as a vehicle for social action.
Articles of Interest for Arts Educators 
Nebraska’s Board of Education recently approved newly drafted standards for the arts, and proponents hope it will help the arts take their place next to the core subjects in the curriculum.
  
When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” – it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find their creative confidence.
Thoughts from a former K-12 music teacher regarding the integration of arts into the new Common Core curriculum. 
Job Opportunities
  
The Grand Center Arts Academy seeks a proven leader with secondary administrative experience, knowledge of curriculum and instruction, and commitment to and experience with arts education.
Please apply through School Exec Connect.
  
 
  
The Montana Arts Council is the agency of state government established to develop the creative potential of all Montanans, advance education, spur economic vibrancy and revitalize communities through involvement in the arts.
  
Sincerely,
  
  
Emily Kohring
Director of Arts Education
Montana Arts Council
ekohring@mt.gov / (406) 444-6522
  
  
Arts Education December 11 2013

Belief Comes to Missoula Winter’s New Year


For Immediate Release December 4, 2013
Media Contact:
Zan Agzigian PR, 509-624-4502
Belief Comes to Missoula Winter’s New Year
Dennison Theater, University of Montana, Missoula,
Saturday, January 11th, 2013, 7pm
Presented by Npustin and the KwKwusm Theater Project
Beliefis brushing off its moccasins from a live-streamed performance in Salamanca, Spain, on October 8, as part of WILD 10: The 10th World Wilderness Congress, to bring its rich stories and live musical score with musicians to Missoula audiences. Consider tickets to THIS unique wintertime play to be one of the most thought-provoking holiday gifts for a loved one!
“’Belief’ was a deep and moving highlight presented in Salamanca, Spain, at WILD 10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress.   The international delegates from 65 nations were emotionally touched by Julie’s masterful storytelling and her dramatic art.  The stories were poignant and memorable…the performance, enthralling. It was an evening of great enjoyment and relevance to many people, nationalities, and cultures. “  Vance Martin, President, The WILD Foundation, Co-Chair, WILD10
Beliefstars Salish actress and U of M Alum, Julie Cajune. The performance is a unique mix of Salish women’s stories, poetry, and original score performed live with musicians.  The stories invite you to believe in one’s true self, to believe in magic, and to believe in love, the core of all humanity.
Julie Cajune, Salish educator, and Salish writer, poet, and playwright, Jennifer Finley, collaborated on Belief.  Julie and Jennifer developed their stories in collaboration with Linda Grinde, who is director of the performance. The original music score was composed by world flutist Gary Stroutsos, Grammy-nominated pianist David Lanz, violinist Swil Kanim, and percussionist David Revelli. Powerful and imaginative melodies carry the audience on the journey through Belief. Stroutsos, Swil Kanim, and a special musical guest will be on stage with Julie for the Missoula performance
Belief will be performed at the University of Montana’s George and Jane Dennison Theater, in Missoula on Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 7pm. Tickets are available online via www.umt.edu/griztix/and at the door. General admission is $20 in advance and $25 day of performance.
Belief Comes to Missoula Winter’s New Year