Public Artist April 3 2015

PUBLIC ARTIST

April 3, 2015

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GENERAL INTEREST

PARIS GIBSON SQUARE invites you to participate as a juried artist in our annual “Christmas Collection Holiday Sale” held in early November. We are looking for a variety of gift items as well as holiday oriented items. This year’s application will be available June 1st. If you would like more information or to be placed on our notification list, please call us at 406-727-8255 or email aaron@the-square.org.

Creative Capital’s On Our Radar site for 2015, featuring nearly 400 artists’ projects from across the country!
In their ongoing efforts to find innovative ways to support artists, they created On Our Radar, a searchable database featuring noteworthy Moving Image and Visual Arts projects that advanced to the second or third round in last year’s highly competitive award selection process.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS
bitterrootARTS.org is offering spring workshops. Designed to help artists develop their business side, the workshops also provide time for networking and sharing among artists participating. Our instructors, Jan Shanahan and City Kittridge, are skilled at working with artists and you will learn and enjoy their presentations and styles. This spring join us for: Licensing (Shanahan), Setting a Fair Price (Kittredge), Boothwork (Kittredge), and Writing to Market Your Art (Kittredge). For more information and to register online click here or call 406-360-7019.

MISSOULA OPPORTUNITY – ART ASSOCIATES OF MISSOULA MONTHLY MEETING
Kathi Olson of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee will enthusiastically share project details about Missoula’s artistically decorated Traffic Signal Boxes at the Art Associates of Missoula monthly meeting. Please join us Wednesday, April 15, 10:00AM in the Education Center of the Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St, Missoula. Art Associates meetings are free and open to the public. For more information please call Susie at 406.544.0891

BELLA VISTA’s Montana Tour dates are in. Click here for when they’re coming to a venue near you. Discussions with filmmakers to follow all screenings.

BEST NEW PUBLIC ART DENVER 2015 “CONNECTED” by Christopher Weed Westword

The snow has started to melt in Massachusetts and it has us craving summer! The Arts Extension Service summer courses are a fantastic way to make the most of summer. Our courses are affordable, flexible and can be taken anywhere in the world (or on any beach!) where you have internet access.
You don’t have to wait until the Fall to start one of the Core or Professional Certificates in Arts Management, or to take classes toward the only online Arts Administration Bachelor’s Degree program in the United States. Get a head start by signing up for our 6-week intensive Intro to Arts Management class this summer.
Registration for summer sessions begins March 16th, and registration for the fall semester will begin soon after on March 30th.

Paul Beatty’s Creative Capital-supported project, The Sellout, is published in wide release by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The Sellout, Beatty’s fourth novel, is a prickly satire about race, urban life and social justice that is already garnering rave reviews, including one from Dwight Garner of The New York Times, who wrote, “The first 100 pages of The Sellout are the most caustic and the most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read in at least al decade.”

PARIS GIBSON SQUARE MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS ITS 18TH ANNUAL ART AUCTION APRIL SHOWERS BLOOM ART AT THE SQUARE
Join us, Saturday, April 11, 2015 for the Live Art Auction, A Quick Finish by three accomplished artists, a silent auction, cocktails, savory Hors D’Oeuvres, and Live Music. Click here for tickets.

Real Montana Audience Awards competition is sponsored by the MT Office of Tourism. Any Artist throughout Montana is invited to submit a 1-minute videos about themselves and their artwork and be eligible to compete for $40,000 in cash prizes by April 6th, 2015. The videos with the most votes wins.

“Imagine Your Parks” is a new grant initiative created in partnership by the NEA and the National Park Service to celebrate the intersections between the two agencies in honor of the NEA’s 50th anniversary in 2015 and the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016. “Imagine Your Parks” will provide an anticipated $1 million in funding through the NEA Art Works grant category to projects that use the arts to connect people with memorable places and landscapes of the National Park System. Click here for more information.

The 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for artists at all stages of their career present their artwork to a distinguished panel of jurors and, if selected, to gain valuable exposure to the New York art market. Click here for more information.

EXHIBITS AT THE SQUARE – Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
Our gallery spaces are full and open to the public. Take a break from your busy week and stop by and be inspired by works from John Isaiah Pepion, Julia Galloway, Mary Ann Bonjorni, Colleen Fuhringer and works from the Arts Association of Montana.

Festival honoring author Norman Maclean
to be held in Seeley Lake, Montana July 10-13, 2015
Three day festival features tours, speakers, films and smokejumpers.
To honor and celebrate the heritage of renowned author Norman Maclean, Alpine Artisans, a 23-year old Seeley Lake arts organization, is hosting the inaugural In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival the weekend of July 10-13, 2015. Click here for more information and to take the survey about what you’d like to see at the festival.

ARE YOU A VISUAL ARTIST OR MUSICIAN LIVING IN MONTANA WHO HAS AN INTEREST IN THE ARTS IN HEALTHCARE?
We are mulling over an idea and need know who might be interested in training, workshops and creating a community of practice with others who are working, or would like to work, in Healthcare or Eldercare and even Lifelong Learning settings. Please send a brief bio with contact information: [500 words] telling us something about who you are, what you do in the arts, and a bit about how or why this field is of interest to you. Please send these responses to: Kim Baraby Hurtle, Montana Arts Council, khurtle@mt.gov or, P.O. Box 202201, Helena, MT 59620-2201

CREATIVE CAPITAL supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach, inspired by venture-capital principles, helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. For more information, click here.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

QUESTIONS OF PRACTICE: THREE ARTISTS ON RESPONSIBILITY
Our Questions of Practice video series continues with three new interviews that explore the idea of “responsibility”-to audience expectations, to artistic development, and to artists within a curatorial process.
• Dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac responds to the audience’s “hunger for… a space for conversation.” View the video
• Theater artist Whit MacLaughlin considers ethical responsibility in creating enduring work that reflects his world view. View the video
• Curator and visual artist Richard Torchia says his curatorial responsibility ultimately comes down to a “matter of trust” with artists and audiences. View the video

NICHOLE CANUSO ON TAKING RISKS
“… thinking choreographically is for me very intuitive, and I feel like a utopian world is one in which everyone thinks choreographically and thinks about the way that they’re embodied in the moment, and the communication between other bodies is a part of their lexicon. Without our bodies, what are we?” – Choreographer Nichole Canuso
Read more >>

“Theater’s there to challenge ideas and to question and it’s a safe place to think differently because sometimes you don’t get that space in time or place to really have that moment to reflect.” — Sherri Young, executive director and founder of San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company
Read more >>

“Words are powerful, of course, but so is the voice that speaks them.” — Anita Norman, 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Champion
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NEW COMMUNITY VISIONS INITIATIVE
What makes a community healthy? What makes a “healthy community?”
As time marches on, what will present challenges to the delicate weave that preserves the fabric of a community? And what role can the arts play, in partnership with other sectors, in keeping our communities vibrant, healthy, and equitable over the next decade and beyond?
Read more >>

RESOURCES

ART CALLS:
• Art Deadlines List
• Call for Entry
• Arizona Arts Commission Opportunities List
• Public Artist

Golden Paints for technical and archival information
The National Arts Program
Art Daily
The Artist’s Guide to Public Art How to Find and Win Commissions
The International Sculpture Center (ISC)
Art Public
Free Version of Art Opportunities Monthly

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR at Banovich Art, Inc.
Seeking a knowledgeable, professional and highly motivated individual interested in a challenging position within a dynamic company. Minimum of 2 years diversified experience, preferably in the art, fashion or luxury goods industries.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS is looking for someone to lead their Folk and Traditional Arts Office! If you think you have what it takes to be the NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts, go to the job description here.

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS: Job Bank Americans for the Arts

WESTAF – Art Job. Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website.

CALLS FOR ART

The City of Newport Beach, California seeks ten sculptures for its outdoor Sculpture in Civic Center Park exhibition at its recently created Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture. Selected works will be loaned to the City and installed for a period of 2 years (August 2015 – August 2017). Honorariums range from $2,000 – $5,000. Artists, art collectors, galleries, and museums are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: May 6, 2015

PAG YOUTH SUMMER PUBLIC ART PROJECT – ORO VALLEY, AZ
The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley and Pima Association of Governments (PAG), is seeking a teaching artist to work with Oro Valley youth to design and produce a collaborative Public Art Pedestrian Refuge Area at a location determined by the Town of Oro Valley near the Naranja Park Site. The project will occur and must be completed during the sum-mer of 2015. Artists with experience working in a collaborative and “teaching team environment” and with experience working with high school age youth are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: April 8, 2015
For more information, please contact Kate Marquez at 520-797-3959 or by email at kate@saaca.org.

4TH ANNUAL ICONS OF THE WEST SHOW
n an attempt to expand the meaning of Western art, the “Icons of the West” show gives artists the chance to uniquely interpret what it means to be a Western Icon. Our goal is to bring a diverse collection of artists together to help redefine Western Art.
Deadline: April 9th, 12:00 PM
Click here for more information.

NULU ART 16
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS FOR THE EAST MARKET STREET – NuLu Streetscape, Louisville, KY
The NuLu Business Association (NBA) is seeking artists for projects that will be part of the future East Market Streetscape in Louisville, Kentucky. A call to artists is open to artists from a broad range of media, and will be used to generate pools of artists who will be selected to compete for specific projects in the future. Through the streetscape project, the NBA is creating opportunities for public art. The NBA and partnering agencies will identify public art opportunities and implement projects. Several pools of interested artists will be identified to be considered for the following types of projects.
Deadline: May 11, 2015, 11:59 PM
Click here for more information.

ELEVATE 2015 – PROJECTS FOR DOWNTOWN, ATLANTA, GA
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs in Atlanta Georgia is seeking creative, innovative public art projects to exhibit in downtown Atlanta during the month of October 2015. We welcome local, regional, national and international submissions for projects that consider the city of Atlanta as a muse (see full description). Artists working in a variety of mediums are encouraged to apply. Projects may include, but are not limited to: murals, site-specific installations, film, performance art, music, etc. Click here for more information.

PUBLIC ART CHATTANOOGA (PAC) and the TENNESSEE CLEAN WATER NETWORK (TCWN) are seeking proposals for original two-dimensional designs for Bringing Tap Back.Bringing Tap Back is a state-wide initiative that raises awareness of the importance of drinking water by providing free and publically accessible water bottle refill stations in public spaces. We are seeking original artwork that will be printed and installed on eight new outdoor water bottle refill stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed in summer 2015. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,500 honorarium for their design. Winning designs will be on view for up to three years. Artwork should be visually compelling to encourage users and stand alone as public artwork. Click here for more information.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES AT FRED & PAMELA BUFFET CANCER CENTER in Omaha, NE
The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, located in Omaha, Nebraska, began construction in 2013 and is planned to open in the spring of 2017. The facility will combine both cancer treatment and cutting edge research and is poised to become one of the world’s leading comprehensive cancer centers, providing the highest level of patient-centered care. Click here for more information.
Deadline: April 15, 2015

DOWNTOWN SCULPTURE GALLERY 2015-2016 in Auburn, WA
The City of Auburn invites artists to apply for the 2015-16 Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The outdoor gallery showcases ten sculptures on a rotating annual basis and the works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (August 2015-August 2016). Click here for more information.
Deadline: April 20, 2015

EAST WATER TREATMENT
“A public art project for the Boynton Beach East Water Treatment facility that delivers public education and demonstration about the City’s drinking and reclamation water systems.”
Click here for more information.
Deadline: April 10, 2015

New Grant from the NEA and the National Parks Service
The NEA and the National Parks Service has just announce a new $1 million granting initiative “that celebrates the intersections between the two in honor of the NEA’s 50th anniversary in 2015 and the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016.”

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and InterPark, LLC announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park. The commission is part of the $14 million renovation and reconstruction of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park. Click here for more information.

THE CAMPUS PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE of California State University is seeking qualifications from artists for a Wildcat sculpture commission. The Wildcat, has endured as a symbol and mascot for the institution, whose students and alums proudly refer to themselves as Wildcats. Click here for more information.

Opportunities for public artists.

Public Artist April 3 2015

MONTANA BOARD OF CRIME CONTROL CELEBRATES 2015 DO THE WRITE THING YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION FINALISTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015

Contact: Julie Fischer
State Chair, Do the Write Thing
Montana Board of Crime Control
5 South Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59620-1408
406-444-2056
Jfischer2@mt.gov

MONTANA BOARD OF CRIME CONTROL CELEBRATES
2015 DO THE WRITE THING YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION FINALISTS

Helena, Montana – April 7, 2015 – The Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) is pleased to announce the 8th annual Do the Write Thing Challenge State Celebration on April 11, 2011, at ExplorationWorks in Helena from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This Celebration will honor the five boys and five girls whose writings were selected as exceptional by an esteemed selection committee. Coach Mike Van Diest, keynote speaker, will announce the two national ambassadors selected to represent Montana during the National Recognition Week activities in Washington, DC July 11-15, 2015.

“Teen violence is a serious public health problem in Montana and across the country. Montana youth are impacted by bullying, harassment via social media, and violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Montana’s Do the Write Thing Challenge provides seventh and eighth grade students with the opportunity to share their stories and ideas in hopes of making a difference in their community,” stated Julie Fischer, Montana’s Do the Write Thing Chair. This year 175 students from Montana’s public and private school systems participated in classroom discussions, shared ideas, and wrote about solutions to youth violence.

The Do the Write Thing Challenge is an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence (NCSV) and is funded locally by the Youth Justice Council of the Montana Board of Crime Control. To learn more about the Challenge, please visit our website at http://www.mbcc.mt.gov/JuvenileJustice/DtWT/DtWT.asp.
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MONTANA BOARD OF CRIME CONTROL CELEBRATES 2015 DO THE WRITE THING YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION FINALISTS