Public Artists August 22, 2014


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August 22, 2014
Dear Public Artist, 
Greetings! You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar.
Thanks for reading, Kim
  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

The 15th annual
Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
 
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
  
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Food for Thought
Public Art Marketing & Community Engagement
The Fall Public Art Classroom will cover the development and implementation of public art marketing and engagement plans, strategies, messages, online tools, and educational resources.  Public art programs face unique communications and engagement challenges. From how to define patrons to how to assess and communicate the value of a collection, public art professionals need marketing and community engagement strategies to build appreciation and support their collection and programs.
Join experts and fellow practitioners to learn about strategic marketing and engagement efforts, communicating value and purpose to the public and internal partners, online marketing and engagement best practices, and educational resources that can be developed to further engage your audience.

 
Workshops by distinguished artists
Artists from all media are welcome to attend
Workshops will be available in basic encaustic technique, the use of resin in encaustic painting, design, weaving, mixed media, abstract and representational painting, cold wax painting, incorporating rust into encaustic painting, incorporating photography into encaustic painting, and a new printmaking technique known as “Encaustique.” Our distinguished faculty includes respected artists and teachers from across the United States and Canada. In many cases, the workshops offered here are at a substantial discount to what the artists typically charge.
Read more about this conference here. 
Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
Check out Creative Capital Blog for some insights into the artistic life of others.Under theirTips & Tools tab see some budgeting ideas for artists.  
Technical and archival information for artists from: Golden paints Newsletter #30 is released   
  
Tremaine Foundation Resources for Artists : Online links to a variety of resources for individual artists and arts organizations. 
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright ©artdaily.org  
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.  
  
  
is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Art-public.com provides access to a vast field of information about contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.
JOBS
Job Description: Executive Director – VSA Montana
VSA Montana is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting access to the arts for people with disabilities throughout the state of Montana. VSA Montana is part of a dynamic network of VSA arts affiliates throughout the country, and international affiliates around the world.
The Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning, collaborative networking and partnerships in the arts and disabilities communities, policy and program development and management, fund-raising, fiscal oversight, and marketing. The Executive Director will ensure successful outreach and programming in education and professional development, and will advocate for cultural access for people with disabilities statewide.
As the sole employee of the organization, the Executive Director must be flexible, and work with the Board of Directors to develop initiatives in furtherance of the mission of VSA Montana.
 
Executive Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
 
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and
managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.

* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
Ability to develop collaborations among other cultural and educational organizations.
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.

 
  
Helena, MT
Helena Symphony
Please submit a detailed resume and letter of application to the Executive Director, Ginny Abbott, at executivedirector@helenasymphony.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
  
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
     
  
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS
  
CALLS FOR ART

“Undulations” 2012 KBH

Missoula, MT

Morris & Helen Silver Tribute at Silver Park
The City of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.

This art call is one of two simultaneous art calls associated with Silver Park. The Public Art Committee encourages artists to submit to both art calls. It is possible for an outstanding candidate to be awarded both art calls.

 
Missoula, MT
Silver Park: Percent for Art Public Art Project 2014-2015
The City of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.
Austin, TX
The City of Austin Art in Public Places program announces two Calls to Artists for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  To view the complete RFQs and apply for these projects, visit: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/aipp-opportunities. Application deadline for both opportunities is Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm (CDT).

 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal/Apron Expansion and Improvements Project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design, fabricate, and install artwork for the Terminal/Apron Expansion and Improvements Project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live in the United States are eligible to apply. The total budget available for this project is $1,000,000.

 
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Airport Entrance Project at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
The City of Austin Art in Public Places (AIPP) program of the Cultural Arts Division, Economic Development Department, seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design, fabricate, and install artwork at the entrance(s) to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Professional visual artists, or artist teams, who live in the United States are eligible to apply. The total budget available for this project is $2,000,000.
2014 Broomfield Public Art in Open Space
Due September 22, 2014


The City and County of Broomfield Public Art Committee (PAC) seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for open space located in Broomfield Commons Community Park. 
The PAC will choose semifinalists who will be paid an honorarium for their proposals.  The finalists will provide refined concepts, a maquette and work plans as requested. Installation is targeted for completion by May 31, 2015.  
Total project budget is $60,000.  Click here for the complete details.

Yellowstone Art Museum is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application or contact events@artmuseum.org. Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.


 
Always dreamed of great short videos about your public art??? Now is the time.  Contact your local filmmakers and video artists. Winning films about public art to be shown at the Louvre. Wim Wenders president of the jury. http://www.nowyouseeme.org 

 
Jacksonville, FL
The Art in Public Places Program and the City of Jacksonville Office of Public Parking is accepting qualifications from artists (or artist teams) for a multi-site public art opportunity as part of Phase Two infrastructure enhancements at the city-owned Water Street parking garage in Downtown Jacksonville. It is desired that the finished artwork(s) for this project be incorporated into the building’s exterior and physical site and should assist in creating an appealing, distinctive, safe, and accessible parking facility that welcomes commuters and visitors to the area night and day, 365 days a year.
The submission deadline for artist qualification materials is September 5, 2014.
 For more information and to apply, please visit www.CulturalCouncil.org 

 

 
Tuscon, AZ
On behalf of Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation, the Tucson Pima Arts Council invites designers to submit their qualifications and design interests to create a Master Plan Concept for El Presidio Park and to provide a schematic design for a January 8th Memorial.
The application deadline isTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 p.m. MST (Arizona Time)
The budget for the scope of work is$90,000 plus a $5,000 stipend for each finalist.
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.

Urbana, Illinois

The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.

Deadline: September 5, 2014 5:00pm CST

Honorarium
The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an honorarium in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food & lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece. The Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support, site design parameters, and incur the costs associated with site preparation and promotional events and materials.

For questions and additional information, please contact Lisa Hatchadoorian at Urbana’s Public Art Program at (217) 328-8265 or by e-mail to lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us  

 

PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.

Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  

Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) seeks artists interested in creating temporary installations, performance-based and participatory artworks in a variety of locations during SPA’s upcoming new fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015). Selected artists will be held on a pre-qualified list to be potentially commissioned by SPA for temporary project opportunities throughout the 2015 fiscal year (FY15).
This is a new call to artists and selection process being adapted by SPA in order to best respond to an ever-increasing volume of temporary projects and event-based artworks. SPA anticipates 10-20 temporary project opportunities during FY15 to be offered to selected artists on the pre-qualified list resulting from this call to artists. The majority of these projects are planned for the next annual Canal Convergence event in February 2015 with an additional large scale opportunity at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March 2015. Some additional project opportunities in new locations are in the process of being confirmed at this time.  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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August 20, 2014
Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. 
Thanks for reading, Kim
General Interest 
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The 15th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West with over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
Making a Mark
Artist and writer Katherine Tyrrell writes about art for artists and art lovers on her top art blog 
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When he’s not painting plein air and exhibiting and selling his paintings, Ed Terpening is a professional blogger for a bank in California and consequently writes with expertise onwhy artists should blog.

David Sifry of Technorati also reported earlier this month on “The State of the Blogosphere”.

If you’re an artist and a blogger, you’ll find them both interesting reads. If you’re just thinking about blogging you’ll find them even more interesting! Do read the comments as well – they also have huge value in giving an insight into what is going on… 

Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:

 
 

 
Calls for Visual Artists

yellow-pitcher-flowers.jpgMissoula, MT

Silver Park
A City of Missoula Percent for Art Public Art Project
Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
The city of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the Morris Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.
Morris & Helen Silver Tribute at Silver Park
Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014
A City of Missoula Public Art Project in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation
Submit all proposals at CityofMissoulaPublicArtCommittee.Submittable.com/submit

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Application window: September 1-30, 2014
Award amount: 2 grants up to $5000 each
The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc. The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work. www.clarkhulingsfund.org


 
Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 12th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.  39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2015 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA.  Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.”  A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 5, 2015.
Direct link to “submit art” page: 

Cary, NC

Town of Cary Public Art opportunities within downtown park/plaza: railings, entry and garden features
The Town of Cary is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the Downtown Park (entry plaza) located along North Academy Street and Dry Avenue.  This artwork project is part of the overall development of an entry plaza area leading into a future seven acre park that will be developed at a later time.  The artwork opportunities include:  100 linear feet of railings, entry features/gateways (4 total), and potentially garden area elements.  The functionality of the public art elements is highly desirable. 
PROJECT BUDGET: The total project budget is $161,000 of which $ 96,000 is dedicated toward art enhancements
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 8, 2014

 
Norfolk, VA
The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks and artist to design and create memorable artwork that will function as bike racks for Harbor Park baseball stadium.  Bike racks should be fun, playful, function and will represent a sustainable lifestyle. 
Create Public Art Bike Racks at Harbor Park
Deadline: September 4th
Budget: $40,000

 
Yellowstone Art Museum
is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application/  or contact events@artmuseum.org 
Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.

 
CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER
September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.

 

PHOTOTAXIS 2014
is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large. Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program. The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351. Spring semester 2015. 
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
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Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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 August 20, 2014

Public Artists August 8, 2014


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Montana Arts Council Newsletter
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August 8, 2014
Dear Public Artist, 
Greetings! You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar.
Thanks for reading, Kim
  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

The 15th annual
Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
 
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
  
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Food for Thought
Who here has ever needed more money?” poet Suzanne Lummis asks the audience before reading “Ways to Make Money #1,” published in the December 2013 issue of Spillway magazine. Lummis’s reading is featured on Clip of the Day, our curated selection of videos at pw.org.

Watch the Video

Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
Check out Creative Capital Blog for some insights into the artistic life of others.Under theirTips & Tools tab see some budgeting ideas for artists.  
Technical and archival information for artists from: Golden paints Newsletter #30 is released   
  
Tremaine Foundation Resources for Artists : Online links to a variety of resources for individual artists and arts organizations. 
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright ©artdaily.org  
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.  
  
  
is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Art-public.com provides access to a vast field of information about contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.
JOBS
Executive Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
 
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and
managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.

* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
Ability to develop collaborations among other cultural and educational organizations.
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit
  
  
Helena, MT
Helena Symphony
Please submit a detailed resume and letter of application to the Executive Director, Ginny Abbott, at executivedirector@helenasymphony.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
  
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
     
  
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS
  
CALLS FOR ART

“Undulations” 2012 KBH

Missoula, MT

Morris & Helen Silver Tribute at Silver Park
The City of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.
This art call is one of two simultaneous art calls associated with Silver Park. The Public Art Committee encourages artists to submit to both art calls. It is possible for an outstanding candidate to be awarded both art calls.

 
Missoula, MT
Silver Park: Percent for Art Public Art Project 2014-2015
The City of Missoula Public Art Committee, in collaboration with the Missoula Redevelopment Agency and the Morris and Helen Silver Foundation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork for the newly constructed Silver Park.
Yellowstone Art Museum is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application or contact events@artmuseum.org. Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.
  
  
West Palm Beach, FL
2 Agencies – 2 Unique Identities – 1 Cohesive Solution
Building Entrances & Arrival Sequence Features
Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program seeks artist(s) to collaborate with the project’s design team to design and fabricate integrated artistic entrance features into the renovation of an existing facility which will become the new headquarters for Palm Beach County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) Administrative Services.
Design Budget: $16,700, Implementation Budget: $180,000
Location: Airport Centre Complex Building, 160 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Deadline: August 22, 2014 received by 5:00 p.m. (EST)
This is a National Call to Artists, open to professional artists who reside in the USA.
Jacksonville, FL
The Art in Public Places Program and the City of Jacksonville Office of Public Parking is accepting qualifications from artists (or artist teams) for a multi-site public art opportunity as part of Phase Two infrastructure enhancements at the city-owned Water Street parking garage in Downtown Jacksonville. It is desired that the finished artwork(s) for this project be incorporated into the building’s exterior and physical site and should assist in creating an appealing, distinctive, safe, and accessible parking facility that welcomes commuters and visitors to the area night and day, 365 days a year.
The submission deadline for artist qualification materials is September 5, 2014.
 For more information and to apply, please visit www.CulturalCouncil.org 
Tuscon, AZ
On behalf of Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation, the Tucson Pima Arts Council invites designers to submit their qualifications and design interests to create a Master Plan Concept for El Presidio Park and to provide a schematic design for a January 8th Memorial.
The application deadline isTuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 p.m. MST (Arizona Time)
The budget for the scope of work is$90,000 plus a $5,000 stipend for each finalist.
Los Angeles, CA
LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.
The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.
Deadline for entries: August 25, 2014
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Art in Public Spaces program of the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT
RFQ Deadline:  August 27, 2014 (see important note below)
Budget:  $240,000
More info at the link below:
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no application process.  And there is no need to submit a new registration if one is already on file in our online Art in Public Spaces Registry.  Our database is designed to minimize repetitive tasks so register once with a variety of images and update your file once every year or two with recent work samples. 
Urbana, Illinois
The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.
Deadline: September 5, 2014 5:00pm CST
Honorarium
The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an honorarium in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food & lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece. The Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support, site design parameters, and incur the costs associated with site preparation and promotional events and materials.
For questions and additional information, please contact Lisa Hatchadoorian at Urbana’s Public Art Program at (217) 328-8265 or by e-mail to lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us  
PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  

Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) seeks artists interested in creating temporary installations, performance-based and participatory artworks in a variety of locations during SPA’s upcoming new fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015). Selected artists will be held on a pre-qualified list to be potentially commissioned by SPA for temporary project opportunities throughout the 2015 fiscal year (FY15).
This is a new call to artists and selection process being adapted by SPA in order to best respond to an ever-increasing volume of temporary projects and event-based artworks. SPA anticipates 10-20 temporary project opportunities during FY15 to be offered to selected artists on the pre-qualified list resulting from this call to artists. The majority of these projects are planned for the next annual Canal Convergence event in February 2015 with an additional large scale opportunity at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March 2015. Some additional project opportunities in new locations are in the process of being confirmed at this time.  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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August 6, 2014
Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. 
Thanks for reading, Kim
General Interest 
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The 15th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West with over 70 authors, October 9-11, in downtown Missoula.
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
pink-blossoms-tree.jpgEvery week we ask authors to share advice on anything (and everything) that has inspired them in their writing. 
David Connerley Nahm recommends morning walks:
“My morning walk — without music, without computer — is a chance for me to remove myself from the landscape and to see everything — bugs, gravel, garbage — with compassion and interest….”
Webinars
fields-sky-sm.jpgCreative Capital
Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

yellow-pitcher-flowers.jpgLos Angeles, CA

LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.
The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.
Deadline for entries: August 25, 2014
  
Norfolk, VA
The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks and artist to design and create memorable artwork that will function as bike racks for Harbor Park baseball stadium.  Bike racks should be fun, playful, function and will represent a sustainable lifestyle. 
Create Public Art Bike Racks at Harbor Park
Deadline: September 4th
Budget: $40,000
Design & Build the City’s Parade Float
Deadline: August 15th
Budget: $15,000
Yellowstone Art Museum
is now accepting submissions for its 47th Annual Art Auction to be held March, 7st 2015. Application is free for all artists. To apply please visit http://www.artmuseum.org/special-events/art-auction/art-auction-artist-application/  or contact events@artmuseum.org 
Deadline for submission is October 20th, 2014.
CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER
September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
Port Everglades Entryway Project
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014
BUDGET: $200,000
  
Port Everglades Entryway Project: National Call to Artists
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. One of three Port entry points, this entryway is located south of the entrance to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This artwork project is part of the overall relocation of the security checkpoint located on Eisenhower Boulevard. The function of the security checkpoint is to house trained security officers who will admit only persons with port business, port identification and ensure no weapons are brought into the port. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
For more information and to view the complete Call to Artists: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014. 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

PHOTOTAXIS 2014

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.    Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
small-white-flowers.jpgOff the Grid Press Poetry Prize offers a prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Deadline August 31.
PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowships awards $1,000 to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who lack access to financial and creative support. Deadline is August 11.
Indiana Review “1/2 K” Prize awards $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review for a poem or a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words. Carol Guess will judge. Deadline is August 15.  
New Writers: 1st place $1,500 & publication in Issue 95. Deadline: 8/31.
Note: New writers are especially welcome at GT, but the Short Story Award for New Writers is the contest that is open only to emerging writers. The 1st place winner in the last New Writer contest was that author’s very first story accepted for publication.
Second- and 3rd-place winners receive $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the November bulletin, and finalists will be contacted directly the previous week.
Most submissions run 1,500 – 6,000 words, but can be as long as 12,000. Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category. Writing Guidelines
Writing Contest
Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

 
Bella Vista
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
  
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Food for Thought
Being creative is about utilizing the tools you have to make situations better. Whether the problem has to do with the business or personal world, creativity is what drives the solution. Innovation is the product of creativity. World-changing solutions and compromise in relationships don’t just happen. People are responsible for social change.
Creativity is responsible for everything that we have today. Someone came up with an idea that  you are reaping the benefits of. Today we thank a very creative Californian for the reminder on how to ensure your imagination is still thriving.
We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
While exposing ourselves to all things new and making sure we stay on our toes is important to being able to innovate, we need to be able to feel comfortable and safe in where we are in life. Going for a walk and spending time in nature is critical in feeling grounded. Admiring the music you love and reminding yourself that YOU are YOU and the only YOU is by far most important.
You only have as much potential for change as you allow yourself to have. However, your potential is contingent on how creative you are.
Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
Check out Creative Capital Blog for some insights into the artistic life of others.Under theirTips & Tools tab see some budgeting ideas for artists.  
Technical and archival information for artists from: Golden paints Newsletter #30 is released   
  
Tremaine Foundation Resources for Artists : Online links to a variety of resources for individual artists and arts organizations. 
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright ©artdaily.org  
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.  
  
  
is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Art-public.com provides access to a vast field of information about contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.
JOBS
Executive Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
 
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and
managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.

* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
Ability to develop collaborations among other cultural and educational organizations.
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit
  
  
Helena, MT
Helena Symphony
Please submit a detailed resume and letter of application to the Executive Director, Ginny Abbott, at executivedirector@helenasymphony.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
  
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
     
  
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS
  
CALLS FOR ART

“Undulations” 2012 KBH

Commission of Artwork along the James River

Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Art in Public Spaces program of the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT
RFQ Deadline:  August 27, 2014 (see important note below)
Budget:  $240,000
More info at the link below:
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no application process.  And there is no need to submit a new registration if one is already on file in our online Art in Public Spaces Registry.  Our database is designed to minimize repetitive tasks so register once with a variety of images and update your file once every year or two with recent work samples. 
  
Seattle, WA + Conductive Garboil Grant
Seattle artist Su Job envisioned and endowed this annual non-restricted grant of $3,000 for artists who have demonstrated a profound ability to challenge the limits of creative discourse and its effects on our society, pushing the artistic art beyond accepted limits, definitions, or purposes while engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.
Individual artists or artist teams working in any media or discipline can apply. Applicants must be Seattle residents and have a significant connection to the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Eligibility: Open to artists and artist teams residing in Seattle, WA
Deadline: August 11, 2014, 5pm
Award: $3,000
Information: www.garboil.org
El Paso, TX + Zoo Plaza
The city of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated artwork or artworks for the El Paso Zoo Plaza Area.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists or artist teams.
Deadline: August 14, 2014, 5pm
Budget: $150,000
Information: www.elpasotexas.gov
Urbana, Illinois
The Urbana Public Arts Program in Urbana, Illinois is seeking artists to display sculptures in our community. Selected sculptures will be installed in the community metro area and will serve as major visual anchor points, community identity and a statement that creativity and art are of vital importance to our existence in Central Illinois.
Deadline: September 5, 2014 5:00pm CST
Honorarium
The Public Arts Program will offer selected artists an honorarium in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for the temporary lease of the artwork, transportation to and from the installation site, food & lodging, and artist fees for on-site availability during installation and de-installation. If multiple pieces are selected from one artist an honorarium will be awarded for each piece. The Public Arts Program will provide logistical and staff support, site design parameters, and incur the costs associated with site preparation and promotional events and materials.
For questions and additional information, please contact Lisa Hatchadoorian at Urbana’s Public Art Program at (217) 328-8265 or by e-mail to lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us  
PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  

Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!
  
Alexander Montessori School
DEADLINE: August 1, 2014

Alexander Montessori School is building a state-of-the-art structure at its Ludlam Road Campus which will house the reception and new upper school classrooms, library, science lab, and administrative offices. The school is seeking a qualified and inspired artist to design an “art box” to be located at the entry to the reception volume. This art box will be an outdoor room through which all visitors, students, and staff shall enter the school campus. It shall consist of three sides (the canopy above will be completed by the architect), and embody the spirit of the Maria Montessori learning philosophy and the unique South Florida environment. The artist is not limited in materials, other than it must be sturdy and meet the requirements of structures built within the requirements of the Florida Building Code. Once the artist is selected, he/she will work closely with the architect and client on the existing conditions, building size, and design intent. Total project budget: $25,000 – $30,000.

 
The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.
 
Applications and questions regarding the project should be sent to Katie Rothfield at: alexanderartbox@yahoo.com
  
Interested applicants should visit http://alexanderartbox.wordpress.com/ for instructions on how to apply and additional information.

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) seeks artists interested in creating temporary installations, performance-based and participatory artworks in a variety of locations during SPA’s upcoming new fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015). Selected artists will be held on a pre-qualified list to be potentially commissioned by SPA for temporary project opportunities throughout the 2015 fiscal year (FY15).
This is a new call to artists and selection process being adapted by SPA in order to best respond to an ever-increasing volume of temporary projects and event-based artworks. SPA anticipates 10-20 temporary project opportunities during FY15 to be offered to selected artists on the pre-qualified list resulting from this call to artists. The majority of these projects are planned for the next annual Canal Convergence event in February 2015 with an additional large scale opportunity at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March 2015. Some additional project opportunities in new locations are in the process of being confirmed at this time.  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
Items included in our e-newsletters are not endorsements and readers are encouraged to decide for themselves whether the information is useful to them. 
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                                                      VISUAL ARTISTS, 
                                PERFORMING ARTISTS, 
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Montana Arts Council Newsletter
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July 23, 2014
Dear Artist, 
Greetings!  You may scroll down through the actual newsletter or simply click on the links to your favorite features in the adjoining sidebar. 
Thanks for reading, Kim
General Interest 
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Bella Vista
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org
Missoula, MT
Missoula Art Museum
Classes for Families, Adults, Teens and Kids.  Take a look at their offerings for the coming months.  
 Food For Thought
By J.P. Blackard
Being creative is about utilizing the tools you have to make situations better. Whether the problem has to do with the business or personal world, creativity is what drives the solution. Innovation is the product of creativity. World-changing solutions and compromise in relationships don’t just happen. People are responsible for social change.
Creativity is responsible for everything that we have today. Someone came up with an idea that  you are reaping the benefits of. Today we thank a very creative Californian for the reminder on how to ensure your imagination is still thriving.
We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
While exposing ourselves to all things new and making sure we stay on our toes is important to being able to innovate, we need to be able to feel comfortable and safe in where we are in life. Going for a walk and spending time in nature is critical in feeling grounded. Admiring the music you love and reminding yourself that YOU are YOU and the only YOU is by far most important.
You only have as much potential for change as you allow yourself to have. However, your potential is contingent on how creative you are
Webinars
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Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed. Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.
  
Resources
wooly-bell-sheep.jpgWhere Many Us Go for Technical Information on Paints:  Golden Paints and their newsletter
Published by Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Check Art Calls at:
Digital Media Arts 
Literary Arts
Multidisciplinary Arts 
Performing Arts 
Visual Arts
General Opportunities
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
Art Daily  Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright © artdaily.org
  
Bored Panda website   Needing some inspiration?  Try this online magazine: Panda.com.  It is full of the most unusual artistic ideas. 
   
Jobs
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Executive Director
WaterWorks Museum
Miles City, Montana 
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.
* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director WaterWorks Art Museum Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit  wtrworks.org
Helena, MT
Job Posting
Helena Symphony
Ginny Abbott
Executive Director
Helena Symphony
406-442-1860
2 N. Last Chance Gulch,
Helena MT 59601
facebook.com/helenasymphony
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
      
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
    
Read about job openings through Western States Art Federation website
  
Musical America has job opportunities for artists and other disciplines:
  

Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists. Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:
All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can be submitted at no cost here:
 
Calls for Visual Artists

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September 15, 2014
South Shore Art Center inCohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive,imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21,2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, AssistantCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200in prizes – all work must be for sale. Entry fee. Details:781-383-2787 OR https://client.smarterentry.com/SSAC
  
Kiwanis River Park, Hamilton
2014 Art and Craft Vendor Opportunity
Riverfest in the ‘Roots is the Bitter Root Water Forum’s (BRWF) annual festival to celebrate the river and educate the community about our watershed. It is a free event featuring fun for all ages with live animal presentations and fun kid stations like a splash zone obstacle course, bouncy castle, and art stations. Plus live music, food, and beer! This will be the first year having art vendors, as such we will not be charging a fee for a spot. In future years there may be a fee.
Vendors will need to be set up and ready by 3 pm and will be required to stay until 7 pm unless otherwise agreed upon in advance with BRWF. Vendors may stay until 8:30 pm. Vendors must break down and exit the premises by 9:30 pm. Vendors will be allowed one 10×10 space. Products must be handcrafted, we will not be accepting franchises (i.e. Mary Kay, Paparazzi Jewelry).
Port Everglades Entryway Project
DEADLINE: August 15, 2014
BUDGET: $200,000
  
Port Everglades Entryway Project: National Call to Artists
In partnership with Port Everglades, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one or more artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install site specific artwork for the North security checkpoint entry to Port Everglades and at specific locations along Eisenhower Boulevard. One of three Port entry points, this entryway is located south of the entrance to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. This artwork project is part of the overall relocation of the security checkpoint located on Eisenhower Boulevard. The function of the security checkpoint is to house trained security officers who will admit only persons with port business, port identification and ensure no weapons are brought into the port. Port Everglades, at their discretion may expand the project scope of work to use some or all of the design and art concepts proposed for the Eisenhower Boulevard gate on other existing gates, specifically at Eller Drive and Spangler Boulevard gates, to achieve uniform of imagery at all entryways.
For more information and to view the complete Call to Artists: http://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Calls.aspx
  
Commission of Artwork along the James River
Riverfront Public Art Project #1
The City of Richmond Public Art Commission seeks to commission an artist to create outdoor public art along the James River adjacent to or within the project site for the Brown’s Island Dam Walk and Southbank Pathways.
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5:00 P.M. EDT
Estimated Budget: $200,000
The RFQ contains the submission requirements and details about the project. Updates to this RFQ will be posted to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission website.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nominate 2 candidates for consideration by our jury for the 2014. 
Grant Awards. Approximately 135 candidates will be nominated for the grants that will be reviewed later this year, 25 of whom will be selected to receive an award in the amount of $25,000. The Foundation invites an outside 3-person jury panel comprised of artists and curators that changes annually.
Please send your acceptance form and candidates’ names by May 5, 2014 if you are interested in participating. This will enable us to give candidates as much time as possible to work on their applications before the jury meets in the fall
For more information about the Foundation’s purposes and programs, and for a complete list of grant recipients, we invite you to visit us online at http://www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

PHOTOTAXIS 2014

is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  
  
  
The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.    Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency. 
These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
PIY FINAL PRINT EXPO 2014
Open to all photographers who reside in the greater Yellowstone Area (MT, WY, ID).  The Photographic Institute of the Yellowstone is calling for photographic work for a juried Photography Expo to be exhibited October 3-31 at the Rocky Mountain College Ryniker-Morrison Gallery in Billings, MT.  Gallery-framed prints will be accepted August 11 through August 29, 2014 at Photographic Solutions, 138 N. 30th St., Billings, MT 59101.  For further information please visit www.piy-yellowstone.org  or call Jens Selvig at 406-652-8247.
Montana Arts Council Announces 
Next Round of MAP Workshops Opens for Signup
The Montana Artrepreneurship Program (MAP), with a four-year track record of successes that include building a network of artists and helping artists increase their income from art by 150% has opened for signup in 13 Montana areas. 


Calls for Performing Artists
The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects. 
With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. More than $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 300 recipients.

 HOW TO APPLY:
A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY Foundation grant cycle, please visit  www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:

1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award

2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:

A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
B. Assistance, Assessment And/ Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
For more information about the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Scholarship announcement for professional performers
Dance
Theatre
Contemporary circus art
 Multidisciplinary performing arts
Details on eligibility, program, deadlines and application conditions:
The deadline for initial applications for the fall of 2015 is October 6, 2014.  
Penn State provides complete financial support for each graduate student. Assistantships include full tuition waiver and a yearly cash stipend (approximately $13,650, including summer; years 2-3 approximately $13,050). Graduate students will assist in Theatre 100 and various other studios. During the summer following the first year in residence, all graduate students in theatre spend a five week session studying in London. Additional international travel opportunities are available.   
This unique Master of Fine Arts degree program
pale-pink-tulips.jpg combines traditional director training with the special tools needed for directing in the professional musical theatre. Integrated into the School’s other MFA programs and it’s nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, the applicant will train with acting, dance, voice, and design faculty. The degree candidate will direct a minimum of five projects including a fully mounted thesis production. The program includes several onsite interactions with directors and designers during pre-production and tech in New York City. Students will also intern with a master director on a professional Musical Theatre production. Included in the program is attendance at several Broadway shows per season.  
DENHAM FELLOWSHIP
In October of 2006, Mary Orr Denham established the Denham Fellowship through a bequest to SDCF in honor of her late husband, Reginald H.F. Denham. The Denham Fellowship is “an annual award to aspiring young directors, and particularly women directors, to further develop their directing skills”. Candidates may apply to the Denham Fellowship under one of two criteria: fee enhancement and self producing. The Denham Fellowship under fee enhancement would serve to augment a fee offered to the Director by a theatre or producer. When the recipient is a self-producing director, the Denham fellowship will serve to cover/augment the Director’s fee. Application to the Denham Fellowship is open to SDC Members and Associates only.
  
Calls for Writers
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Our Writing Contests database lists hundreds of legitimate contests for writers. Winning can provide cash awards, residencies, or publication of your poem, short story, essay or book — and even free wine!
The Poets & Writers Guide to the Book Deal
Updated for 2014
The essential resource for understanding 
how the publication process works.
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of how books are acquired, edited, and published, so that you can make informed decisions as you begin to navigate the path to publication. Edited by the staff of Poets & Writers Magazine, articles include: 
  • How books are acquired by editors
  • What to look for in a publishing contract
  • How the editorial process works
  • The author’s role in book jacket design
  • The differences between independent publishers and the big houses 
  • When self-publishing may be your path to a book deal
This file is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader, available free from Adobe Systems, or other software capable of reading PDF files.
  
  
Poets & Writers Magazine
The Best Books for Writers
Each week we recommend a book–a newly published title or an invaluable classic–that will help you on your writing journey. This week’s pick…On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (Harper Perennial, 2006) by William Zinsser (read more here)
Literary Magazines and resources: 
Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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 July 23, 2014

Public Artists July 11, 2014


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July 11, 2014
Dear Public Artist, 
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  General Interest 

“View From a Landing” KBH 2012

 
Bella Vista
Following a North American premiere, we are planning a Montana tour to bring Bella Vista to the beautiful place it calls home. If you’re in Montana and would like to bring Bella Vista to your community, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at bellavista@slowtale.net. Looking forward to distribution, we’ve partnered with a Los Angeles-based sales company to help us explore options. So: stay tuned for information on upcoming screenings this fall, and more, as we continue on this exciting path!
Perhaps you know that Bella Vista is a recipient of the Montana Film Office’s Big Sky Film Grant. We’ve been hard at work editing behind-the-scenes videos that will be featured on the Film Office’s YouTube channel — you’ll hear from our cast, crew and production team on the development of the film, the experience of working on it, and what we think it means for filmmaking in Montana. We’ll let you know as soon as these are live! Shout outs to Robert Bohannon and Tom Stagg, our intrepid videographers who did an excellent job capturing the life of our set.
  
  
  
Arvada, CO
UNBOUND: Sculpture in the Field
17 Acres
15 Artists
Check out this 6 minute video supplied to MAC by one of the artists, Bill Vielehr
1708 GALLERY WILL TRANSFORM MONROE PARK
FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL INLIGHT RICHMOND. 
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7 p.m. to midnight
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond invites artists to respond to a particular section of our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. Over 6 years, 1708’s InLight has featured 169 local, national and international artists and artist collectives across some of Richmond’s most unique neighborhoods and sites, from Broad Street to historic Tredegar to the Riverfront Canal Walk, and has engaged over 25,000 visitors.
InLight Richmond 2014 will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Monroe Park and the surrounding streets, including the Altria Theater. 1708 is pleased to announce that this year’s juror is Denise Markonish, Curator at MASS MoCA.
Through InLight, 1708 has created an on-going opportunity for Richmond to experience the city in unexpected and surprising ways. The selection of Monroe Park, one of the oldest public spaces in Richmond, continues this tradition of highlighting the histories and imagining the futures of Richmond’s most well-known spaces.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for InLight 2014 including, but not limited to, interactive projects, large-format projections, sculpture and performances that will engage this dynamic site. Featured artists and artist collectives will be announced in early September. For more information, including how to submit proposals, please visit: www.1708gallery.org/inlight.
InLight 2014 will kick off with the Community Lantern Parade, an opportunity for the entire community to participate in InLight.
InLight Richmond is made possible in large part by the generosity and support of our sponsors. Special thanks go out to our sponsors to date including our lead sponsor Altria Group, the Windsor Foundation, MeadWestvaco Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Boitnott Visual Communications, and the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
Lewistown, MT
29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous
August 14-17,2014 
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Submitted by:  Karen Kuhlmann, Gathering Coordinator,kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cowboy poets and western musicians interested in performing at the 29th Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Western Music Rendezvous, August 14-17 this summer are invited to contact:  Charlotte Carroll, charlihawk@gmail.com, 406-538-3058.  Registration forms are online at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.
Artist/vendors wanting to participate in the Western Art & Gear Vendor Show (FREE to the public), produced in conjunction with The Gathering on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16, are encouraged to contact Karen Kuhlmann, kbkuhlmann@midrivers.com, 406-538-4575 or go online for information and registration forms at MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com.   
Day Headquarters this August will be at The Yogo Inn and Conference Center, 211 E. Main Street in Lewistown. Artist/vendors will be set up indoors or outdoors at The Yogo Inn.  The 50+ hourly day-sessions of poetry and music and the poetry/music store featuring the works of participating performers will also be at The Yogo Inn.
For a complete schedule and more details, please go to:  MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering.com. or call, 406-538-4575.
Don’s Store, in Lewistown, currently has tickets for the Thursday night Welcome BBQ and the Saturday night Grand Stage Show starring Sons of the San Joaquin.  The 4-day collectible pin passes are also available at Don’s Store. 
MontanaCowboyPoetryGathering is a “signature event” for Lewistown and the 2nd oldest gathering in the country….just one year younger than Elko, Nevada, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering. 
Helena, MT
Montana Arts Council MAP Program is accepting Applications from Montana artists.
Great Falls, MT
Paris Gibson Square Museum 
Food for Thought

MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTIST

A guide to building a balanced, sustainable, artistic life.
DON’T STARVE. MAKE ART.
Grounded in his 20-year career as a choreographer, author Simonet looks at why artists’ lives are so punishing, and what we can do to change. Since 2006, Simonet’s program, Artists U, has built a grassroots, artist-run platform for building balanced, sustainable artist lives. Like all Artists U programming, the ebook of 
“MAKING Your Life as an Artist” is free and available to all here
  
  
Instagram’s New Photo Editing Tools Make Pictures Pop
As more photo apps crowd the market, Instagram continues to lead the way. The ultra-popular photo editing and sharing app allows users to snap an image, add a filter and share on their social networks with just a few clicks of a button. In a recent upgrade, the platform added 10 new editing tools that provide more substantial editing ability, without sacrificing user-friendliness that Instagram is known for. Better Instagram images will continue to inspire others to go out and have their own photo-worthy experiences; and if they want to learn how or where the experience took place, all it takes is a few clicks.
  
  
  
  
Business Insider

Resources
   Check Art Calls at:
“View From a Landing” 2012 KBH
Check out Creative Capital Blog for some insights into the artistic life of others.Under theirTips & Tools tab see some budgeting ideas for artists.  
Technical and archival information for artists from: Golden paints Newsletter #30 is released   
  
Tremaine Foundation Resources for Artists : Online links to a variety of resources for individual artists and arts organizations. 
The National Arts Program — click to view magazine
 Art Daily   Click to view magazine
The First Art Newspaper on the Net
Copyright ©artdaily.org  
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.  
  
  
is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
Art-public.com provides access to a vast field of information about contemporary public art and its current developments throughout the world.
JOBS
Executive Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
To apply, please include:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover letter stating interest
3. Resume
4. Optional; supplemental information such as:
* Separate Bio
* Letter(s) of recommendation or reference
Refer to the included job description for assignment of duties.
Applicants should demonstrate:
*Strong leadership ability.
*Effective oral and writing communication skills to effectively serve as the principal spokesperson for the WaterWorks Art Museum.
* Ability and record of success in fundraising including foundations, businesses and grant sources.
 
* Accomplished record of developing exhibitions and
managing art education programs that have served broad audiences.

* Ability to build relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
* Financial management and reporting knowledge
Ability to develop collaborations among other cultural and educational organizations.
* Strong management skills: ability to manage and develop staff, volunteers, budgets, and other resources for the maximum benefit of the Center.
* Professional integrity with strong knowledge of museum professional and ethical standards.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts, or equivalent experience is preferred.
The center currently has three FTE employees (including Exec. Dir.) and part-time or temporary employees (cleaning, education) as needed/ budgeted.
The Executive Director position salary is negotiable / DOE
with an additional medical insurance plan and a PTO (paid time off) plan that applies to FTE employees.
Applications are being accepted now and the position is available immediately. Qualified applicants will be contacted after a review by the Executive Director and the Personnel Committee.
Education Director
WaterWorks Art Museum
Miles City, Montana
The Education Director is a “teaching artist” position.  Skills in both 2-D and 3-D (ceramics) are preferred.  Tasks are to organize, schedule and instruct multi-media art classes for students of all ages and abilities.  The primary duties for our educational program consist of: outreach to area schools and communities during school year, in-house adult community classes, children’s classes and KIDZ CREATE summer program and classes for those with disabilities.  This position must also oversee the loading/unloading and firing of kilns.  Position is full-time and workdays are Tuesday through Saturday.
For an application, detailed job description visit
  
  
Helena, MT
Helena Symphony
Please submit a detailed resume and letter of application to the Executive Director, Ginny Abbott, at executivedirector@helenasymphony.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The City of Walnut Creek is seeking a Public Art Program Supervisor to join its Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department. This part time position (20 hours per week) is responsible for the administration of the Walnut Creek Public Art Program, which includes municipal and private development public art projects generated by the City’s public art ordinance. The Public Art Program Supervisor, in coordination with the Bedford Gallery Curator, the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Director and the City of Walnut Creek Arts Commission, is responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the Public Art program.
This is a benefited position and is eligible for the same benefits as other part-time employees in the General Management Unit. 
  
Americans for the Arts
for questions about posting to the Job Bank 
     
  
Musical America has job opportunities
for artists and
other disciplines. JOB POSTINGS
  
CALLS FOR ART

“Undulations” 2012 KBH


PHOTOTAXIS 2014 is ready for your submissions. Last year’s gathering was a big success and we’re hoping to grow the gathering and celebrate photography and the creative community by inviting you to submit and attend.
Last year’s participants included photographers from Montana, California, Spain, New York, and Boston; and the work of photographers Andi Schreiber, Ken Jarecke, and Pelle Cass.
When & Where?
Saturday, August 23rd in Polson, Montana.
This year PHOTOTAXIS is being held on a Saturday to make it easier for those who are traveling to attend. 
Do note that you do not have to attend to submit your work. All you need is a desire to have your work projected in the magnificent scene shown above and the wish to see photography celebrated in even the most rural areas of our creative community. Please consider submitting even if you cannot attend – PHOTOTAXIS is nothing without the full support of our community.
Also there will be an opportunity this year from 7-9pm to show off your printed work. If you have paid to submit to the slideshow than you are welcome this year to bring a few prints, a portfolio, or a book of your work for everyone to view.
Here are the details: http://www.phototaxismt.org
  

Click on the project you’re interested in to learn more about it!
  
Alexander Montessori School
DEADLINE: August 1, 2014

Alexander Montessori School is building a state-of-the-art structure at its Ludlam Road Campus which will house the reception and new upper school classrooms, library, science lab, and administrative offices. The school is seeking a qualified and inspired artist to design an “art box” to be located at the entry to the reception volume. This art box will be an outdoor room through which all visitors, students, and staff shall enter the school campus. It shall consist of three sides (the canopy above will be completed by the architect), and embody the spirit of the Maria Montessori learning philosophy and the unique South Florida environment. The artist is not limited in materials, other than it must be sturdy and meet the requirements of structures built within the requirements of the Florida Building Code. Once the artist is selected, he/she will work closely with the architect and client on the existing conditions, building size, and design intent. Total project budget: $25,000 – $30,000.

We are currently seeking applicants to submit the following information for consideration (in pdf format):
 
Letter of Intent
Resume
List of References
Portfolio of Relevant Work (10 images maximum with brief descriptions as needed)

Preference for candidates with prior public art experience, however this is not a requirement.
 
Applicants should review the Plans and Elevations page as well as the links listed in our website’s Blogroll (indicated below) prior to applying.

 
The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.
 
Applications and questions regarding the project should be sent to Katie Rothfield at: alexanderartbox@yahoo.com.
  
Interested applicants should visit http://alexanderartbox.wordpress.com/   for instructions on how to apply and additional information.
  

The College of Western Idaho art department is accepting applications for the “Visiting Artist” program which will provide an educational experience to CWI students, faculty and the community at large.   Each year this program brings an artist to our campus to present their work in a public lecture, hold studio critiques with art students and teach a two day workshop in our art studio at the College of Western Idaho. The workshops are usually held Friday afternoon and half-day on Saturday for a total of eight hours. Artists are invited to display their work in our gallery space to accompany their residency.   These events will give the CWI community the ability to gain a greater intellectual and cultural perspective of the world around them. Through this program our goal is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for CWI students and residents of our service area in western Idaho. 
Our arts program is relatively new. We offer foundation courses in basic 2-D and 3-D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Digital Photography. We currently enroll approximately 150- 200 students in our studio courses per semester. We are planning in the next 4-5 years to begin offering an associate’s degree in arts and we are seeking to create a unique experience for our students with opportunities like the Visiting Artist Program.  
The artist will be compensated $500.00 for their three day visit to the college. The deadline for the application is January 15, 2014. For more information contact Brenda Fisher brendafisher@cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3351.
THE FOLLOWING MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE: 
· Artist Resume · Artist Statement · Artist Portfolio (10-20 images on a CD) · Workshop Proposal and Outline (detailed explanation of project, timeline/schedule, materials list)  
 
The proposed timeline for the events:
Spring  Semester (2015)          MARCH 12,13,14th 
· Thursday evening/artist public lecture & reception · Friday/artist workshop begins (@ 4 hours)/faculty dinner with the artist · Saturday/artist workshop concludes (@ 4 hours)
CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR ART MOBILE OF MONTANA EXHIBIT
Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2014
2014/2015 Theme:”Imagine That! Creativity and Innovation.”
Art Mobile of Montanatours an educational art exhibit of Montana artists’ works throughout Montana each year, serving schools and community groups; providing presentations, discussions, and art lessons. See us at www.artmobilemontana.org
Montana artists are encouraged to enter innovative art that piques the imagination, inspiring viewers to look at things in a different way. Art Mobile exhibits promote thoughtful discussion along with appreciation for ideas, craftsmanship, color, design, composition, creativity, and learning. All media accepted. These selectedartworks will be shown to thousands of students as well as community members of all ages. 
Guidelines and Criteria
  • Email a professional digital image of each piece to scolburn@acsol.net
  • 2-D art -24″ x 36″ or smaller -in traveling frames (simple and/or shopworn)
  • 3-D art -18″ high or less
  • Include the following information: Dimensions, Medium, Title and Date made
  • 1) Artist’s name 2) Address 3) Phone number 4) email address 5) website, if have
  • Email your record of exhibitions
  • Take into account that the AMM is a traveling exhibit. We store the 2-D works in ‘Strong Boxes’ with 3 layers of foam. 3-D art is placed in bubble-wrap inside bins and placed in secure storage.
  • As an artist for the AMM you are encouraged to attend a presentation when we travel to your area to show and tell about your artwork and answer questions.
  • For each image chosen we require a thoughtful artist’s statementabout your art, including something about you to make our presentations interestingfor K-12.
  • Submit digital images and questions to Sara Colburn: scolburn@acsol.net
  • After reviewing the images the AMM Board makes a selection of about 30 works
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Public Art (SPA) seeks artists interested in creating temporary installations, performance-based and participatory artworks in a variety of locations during SPA’s upcoming new fiscal year (July 2014 through June 2015). Selected artists will be held on a pre-qualified list to be potentially commissioned by SPA for temporary project opportunities throughout the 2015 fiscal year (FY15).
This is a new call to artists and selection process being adapted by SPA in order to best respond to an ever-increasing volume of temporary projects and event-based artworks. SPA anticipates 10-20 temporary project opportunities during FY15 to be offered to selected artists on the pre-qualified list resulting from this call to artists. The majority of these projects are planned for the next annual Canal Convergence event in February 2015 with an additional large scale opportunity at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March 2015. Some additional project opportunities in new locations are in the process of being confirmed at this time.  
Venice, Italy
Venice Art Project
With the Patronage of the Veneto Region and the City of Venice, the Venice Printmaking Studio has established the Venice Art Project. The mission of this project is to contribute a broad cultural creative presence to the city of Venice by hosting international artists working and exhibiting in Venice, for the International Glass Biennial Exhibition.
  
Thank you for your interest in being a part of this international artistic project. Each accepted artist will spend three weeks in Venice, experiencing the city through painting, drawing, watercolour, printmaking, collage, or other graphic work. One chosen piece of each artist’s work will then be translated into a work of glass in collaboration with the glassmaster of Scuola del Vetro di Murano. During your stay you will be provided with accommodation in the Venice Art Project’s residency apartment.
  
You will have at your disposal a studio space set up according to the technique you will use, along with all materials necessary to realize the work. The maximum dimension of the works will be 80 x 100 cm (approx. 2.6 feet by 3 feet). All the works created will remain as property of the artist, including the translated glass-works, to be shipped to you at the end of the exhibition.
  
We are in the process of securing the famous historical environment of the Venice Arsenale to host The International Glass Biennial Exhibition opening in May 2015 at the Arsenale di Venezia. The exhibition will be limited to 40 artists. The artists will be invited in groups of five for three weeks starting immediately, April 23rd, 2014. The deadline for the completion of all works is February 1st, 2015.
  
Each edition will be organized by a museum curator; the first edition will be arranged by Courtney McNeil, Curator of the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, USA. As a sign of gratitude, the catalogue will dedicate a page to you and to the Institution that supports your participation in the Venice Art Project.
  
The participation in the project requires a contribution of €3,000 to cover the organization expenses: costs of work facilities and equipment, supplies, housing, glass foundry fees, and catalogue printing.
Artist’s travel expenses, meals, and shipping costs for artwork are not provided.
To apply, please submit the following materials to info@veniceprintmaking.it
– 10 jpeg images of your art
– CV or resume
Application materials are being accepted immediately. You will be notified via email regarding the status of your application. Upon notification of acceptance, a 50% non-refundable deposit will be due within 30 days. The remaining 50% fee will be due no later than 1 month prior to the start of your residency in Venice. (Please note, the fee is listed in EUROS).
The deadline for the completion of all work for the Venice Art Project is February 1, 2015.
Email application materials to: info@veniceprintmaking.it
  

Sincerely,
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Percent-for-Art Director
(406) 444-6639
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Public Artists July 11, 2014