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ARTMAIL – AUGUST 2004 (Part 1)
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COUNCIL NEWS, EVENTS, & DEADLINES – The Big 4-0! Rutland AISB Finalists, Grant Deadlines

ADVOCACY NEWS – Candidate Forum, Register to Vote

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS – Training for Audio Describers, Arts in Education Conference

VERMONT NEWS & ISSUES –Women’s Writing Center Opens, Times Argus Fall/Winter Arts Guide

NATIONAL NEWS & ISSUES – U.S. Sec’y of Education says: “Art is a Core Subject”, Business of Art Courses

RECOGNITION – Rob Mermin receives Citation of Merit Award, Opera North receives NEA Grant

OPPORTUNITIES – 4 Job Opportunities, 5 Artist Opportunities & 4 Calls to Artists

ARTS BUFFET – 9 Events, 4 Classes

RESOURCES – Apple Tree needed for theater production

WEB WATCH – VT Out of School Time network, American Memory, Artcylopedia

QUOTABLE – “We artists are indestructible; even in a prison, or in a concentration camp, I would be almighty in my own world of art, even if I had to paint my pictures with my wet tongue on the dusty floor of my cell.” --Pablo Picasso

LORDY, LORDY, LOOK WHO’S 40! – The Council is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout this coming year and holding a variety of special events around the state. PLEASE SAVE THESE FALL DATES & watch our website www.vermontartscouncil.org for evolving details:

Friday, Oct. 1, 8:00 PM: Citation of Merit Award Presentation to composer David Gunn – in conjunction with VT Contemporary Music Ensemble concert at St. Michael's in Colchester.

Oct. 16th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM: Fanfare for the 40th – Marlboro College, Marlboro – Council staff & trustee reunion, reception & concert with Counterpoint, State Poet Grace Paley, classical pianists Feder & Gilgore, David Gunn composition premiere & of course CAKE!

Oct. 29th, 4:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation of the 2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts to Jane C. Beck, founder of the Vermont Folklife Center – Ceremony & Reception, State House, Montpelier.

FINALISTS CHOSEN FOR RUTLAND ART IN STATE BUILDINGS PROJECT - The Vermont Arts Council’s Art in State Buildings Program announced the selection of four finalists by the Rutland Local Review Committee [RLRC] for the new downtown Rutland District Courthouse under construction on Merchants’ Row. Vermont artists Annemie Curlin of Charlotte, Meryl Lebowitz of Lyndonville, Ann McFarren of Rutland and Susan Jarvis of Newfane were recommended by the LRC for consideration as Lead Artist to design and oversee creation and installation of paintings for the wall areas identified by the Committee last autumn. The four artists will be working closely with the project’s architect and the RLRC to come up with their proposed designs. These designs will be offered to the greater community for comment at a public meeting to be held in Rutland in mid-September 2004, and the RLRC will convene soon after to make their final selection. For more information, contact John Zwick at jzwick@vermontartscouncil.org or 802-828-0152.

VT ART IN STATE BUILDINGS PROGRAM – New Haven Public Safety Facility - The Vermont Arts Council in association with the VT Dept. of Buildings & General Services announces a search for a VT artist to conceptualize, create & oversee the fabrication & installation of artwork designed for the New Haven Public Safety Facility. Postmark Deadline: August 27th. For more information or a copy of the RFP, contact John Zwick at 802-828-0152 or jzwick@vermontartscouncil.org or visit www.vermontartscouncil.org.

BECOME A MEMBER ONLINE - Vermont Arts Council now has a SECURE transaction page - Now supporting the arts in Vermont is just a click away – you can join the Arts Council using your Visa or MasterCard. Check it out at this link: www.vermontartscouncil.org/join/join.php.

- September 2: Artist Development / Technical Assistance
- October 4: Cultural Facilities grants to organizations – New Guidelines will be available online by Aug. 2
- October 12: Opportunity Grants: Education Standard Grants and Presentation & Education Incentive Grants
- October 25: Integrated Arts Education Implementation Grants
- Integrated Arts Education Planning Grants are available on a rolling deadline until December 31st.
For more information on Council Grant programs visit www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants/index.php or contact our Grants Manager, Lindsey Harty at 802-828-5425 or lharty@vermontartscouncil.org.

VISIT THE COUNCIL’S SPOTLIGHT GALLERY - Current Show: Pine Tree Quilts of Vermont - Intricate folk art quilts, through August 31st. Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm / 136 State Street, Montpelier - fully accessible. For information on exhibiting in the Spotlight Gallery, contact Janet Ressler at 802-828-3778 or jressler@vermontartscouncil.org.

ARE YOU A VERMONT ARTIST OR ARTS ORGANIZATION OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ONE? – Visit the Council’s online Arts Directory at www.vermontartscouncil.org/directory/index.php for complete information. If you need technical assistance, contact Andrea Stander at astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422.

VANPO/SNELLING CENTER SPONSOR CANDIDATE FORUM - Gubernatorial candidates Jim Douglas and Peter Clavelle will participate in a Candidates Forum on October 13th, 10:30 am -12 noon, at the Old Labor Hall in Barre. Co-sponsored by The Snelling Center for Government & the VT Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO), this forum will focus on the partnership of government & the nonprofit sector in VT, touching on issues of human services, health care, the environment, the arts, charitable giving, education, & more. Marselis Parsons, Channel 3 News Director & Anchor, will moderate the forum. RSVP: mikeg@vanpo.org, for information contact Katherine Long at katherinel@vanpo.org or 802-862-0292.

REGISTER TO VOTE!! - The Vermont Arts Council is partnering with Working Assets in its nonpartisan voter registration drive. This effort offers an easy way for anyone to either REGISTER TO VOTE for the first time or UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION. (For example: if you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.) Visit our home page at www.vermontartscouncil.org and select the “Register to Vote” link.


ARTS, A LIVING LANGUAGE - Vermont Alliance for Arts Education's Fall Arts Education Conference, Sept. 28th & 29th, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton. Arts educators, classroom teachers, artists and arts advocates are invited to attend. Deadline for registration is Sept. 17th. Complete conference brochure with registration form is on the VAAE website: www.vaae.org.

TRAINING FOR THEATER AUDIO DESCRIBERS FOR THE BLIND – A three-day training workshop for audio describers will be held on October 2nd from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, October 8th from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm & October 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The trainings are co-sponsored by The Vermont Council of the Blind & ACCESS at the University of Vermont. Space is limited. Please contact Mike Richman at michael.richman@att.net or 802-862-8558 to register or for more information.

"THE CITY AS CANVAS": Arts in Education Conference in Manchester, NH - September 17 - 19, 2004
Registrations are now being accepted for "The City as Canvas," NH State Council on the Arts' 2004 statewide Arts in Education conference. The conference is open to educators, artists, arts specialists, administrators, parents & community arts leaders. For more conference details or to download a registration form, visit www.nh.gov/nharts or contact Catherine O'Brian, Arts in Education Coordinator, at 603-271-0795 or cobrian@nharts.state.nh.us.


WOMEN’S WRITING CENTER OPENS DOORS - A creative writing center for women opens its doors August 30th in Williston. Facilitated by local poet, Sarah Bartlett, classes will encourage & support women’s beginning, growing or deepening writing practice. Classes will be held Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:30, August 30th through December 13th, at Tafts Corner. To register, call 899-3772 or email wwfacvt@aol.com. For additional information, visit www.womenwriting.org.

TIMES ARGUS/RUTLAND HERALD INITIATES FALL/WINTER ARTS GUIDE – Deadline for event listings and advertisements is August 27th. A comprehensive statewide listing of music, theater and visual arts for the '04-'05 season statewide. Please send listings for events occurring September 18th - May 31st, 2005 including time, place, title, description & price. Photos appreciated. For more information or to send submissions by e-mail (marked Fall/Winter Arts Guide) jim.lowe@timesargus.com.

SUBMIT YOUR FALL EVENTS NOW - VT Department of Tourism & Marketing www.VERMONTVACATION.com. See additional online calendar listings at the end of this newsletter.

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION REMINDS SCHOOLS ART IS A CORE SUBJECT UNDER “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” ACT – In a letter to all school superintendents, Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, offers guidance on flexibility, funding for arts education. www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2004/08/08062004.html

“BUSINESS OF ART” OFFERED AT SIX COLLEGES - Columbia University & five other colleges across the country will be implementing a “Business of Art” curriculum this fall. Designed by a group of New York area artists, the 12-week course teaches students to be business savvy about their artwork. www.villagevoice.com/issues/0431/lagorio.php

ROB MERMIN, FOUNDER OF CIRCUS SMIRKUS, RECEIVES CITATION OF MERIT AWARD IN CEREMONY “UNDER THE BIG TOP” - On August 11th, Rob Mermin, received a 2004 Vermont Arts Council Citation of Merit Award. In a ceremony in the center ring following a performance in Montpelier of Circus Smirkus’ current show “Through the Looking Glass,” Mermin was recognized by the Council for his distinguished service to the arts in Vermont and for bringing the joy of the circus to so many communities. More information about Circus Smirkus is available at www.circussmirkus.org. More information about the citation awards can be found at www.vermontartscouncil.org/services/awards.html.

OPERA NORTH RECEIVES NEA GRANT - Opera North, the Upper Valley’s professional opera company, has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Titled "Access to the Arts for Opera," the grant will support Opera North's community activities that are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bob Simon at marketingOperaNorth@valley.net or visit www.operanorth.org.


Job Announcements:
THE PUTNEY SCHOOL is looking for an instructor for an evening Printmaking course meeting one evening (1 ½ hours) per week for fall semester 2004. Teachers may offer instruction in any aspect of printmaking they desire (stone lithography & silkscreen facilities not available). Please contact Brian D. Cohen at 802-722-4029 or at bridge_press@yahoo.com

DRAMA DIRECTOR POSITION - So. Burlington High School for the '04-'05 school year. Part-time. Send resume, cover letter, & 3 letters of reference to So. Burlington School District, Human Resources Dept, 550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403-6296 or e-mail MPrim@sbschools.net.

PART TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for North Country Studio Workshops, Hanover NH. To see a detailed job description or for more information, visit www.northcountrystudioworkshops.org (click on “News”) or call Maria Gross at 603-643-4872 or email m.m.gross@valley.net.

OUTREACH & ARTS EDUCATION ASSISTANT (part-time temporary position) - The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College is seeking an enthusiastic team member to provide administrative & staff support to the Office of Outreach & Arts Education (OAE). Please send resume & letter of interest to: Joe Clifford, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, 6041 Lower Level Wilson Hall, Hanover, NH 03755. No phone calls please. To learn more, visit us online at www.hop.dartmouth.edu.

Calls to Artists:
VERMONT ART POETRY FUSION PRIZE - Artists from any medium are invited to choose one poem from T. Namaya's forthcoming book “GOD.SEX.POLITICS” and represent it in: paint, fabric, multimedia, sculpture, etc. Deadline is October 30th. For more information, visit www.vermontpoet.com or www.geocities.com/gracecaresvt/.

THE NANCY VAN DE VATE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION PRIZE FOR OPERA - The prize, awarded by the American music publishers, Vienna Masterworks (BMI) and Vienna Master Composers (ASCAP), is open to women composers of any age or nationality. The prize is $1,000 and publication of the winning work. Inquiries or requests for further information should be sent to VMM@chello.at.

AVIATION ART CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - Daniel Webster College announces an aviation art contest open to school-aged children, 1st through 12th grade. Each entrant will receive one free ticket to Daniel Webster College's fourth Aviation Heritage Festival. Deadline for entrees is September 1st. For more information, contact Development Office, 603-577-6622, festival@dwc.edu.

Other Opportunities:

CITY OF MONTPELIER TO FUND SIXTH YEAR OF COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS - The City of Montpelier is now accepting applications for 2004-2005 Community Arts Grants. This program is part of the Montpelier Arts Fund and was created to support arts events & activities which contribute to Montpelier's cultural or community development. The deadline for applications is 4:00pm on September 3rd. Guidelines & applications are available by contacting the City Manager's office at 802-223-9502.

THE WALT WHITMAN AWARD brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $5,000, & a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry. Submissions are accepted each year from September 15th - November 15th. To obtain the guidelines & entry form, visit www.poets.org/awards/whitman.cfm or send a SASE to the Academy at 588 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10012-3210.

DAIRY BARN CULTURAL CENTER’S QUILT NATIONAL - Craft convention in southeastern Ohio intended to showcase the most innovative trends in the medium of layered & stitched fabric. Awards of up to $1,500, are given to work that jurors view as employing exceptionally unique approaches to the medium. For more information on the Quilt National, call 740-592-4981 or visit www.dairybarn.org for entry forms.

THE PASTEL JOURNAL’S 6th ANNUAL PASTEL 100 COMPETITION - Cash and merchandise awards total over $17,000-with every winning image printed in the Pastel Journal. Entry deadline is September 1st. For details & entry forms, visit www.artistsnetwork.com/specialoffers.asp?ADL04, email pjcompetitions@fwpubs.com or call Terri Boes at 513-531-2690 x1328.

THE MACDOWELL COLONY - Peterborough, NH - Both emerging & well-established artists of all disciplines are eligible to apply in the categories of visual arts, architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature & drama, & music composition. Deadline is September 15th. For more information, visit www.macdowellcolony.org.


FLOCK DANCE TROUPE’S JOY! - Grafton Ponds, Grafton, August 20th & 21st, 6:30pm. For information, contact 802-765-4454 or visit www.flockdance.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE EAST – No. Bennington, VT - August 21st, 8:00 pm. The last concert of the 59th season presents Anton Reicha's "Woodwind Quintet in C Minor, Op. 91, No. 6," composer-in-residence Jennifer Higdon' "Piano Trio," Jacques Ibert's "Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp," and Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1." For more information, visit www.bennington.edu/main.htm.

THE SKY MEADOW CHAMBER PLAYERS will open their 2nd season of concerts on August 20th at noon, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. That same evening, they will perform at the Vergennes Opera House at 8:00 pm. On August 21st at 8:00 pm they will play at the UVM Music Recital Hall. For more information, call 802-229-9589 or visit www.skymeadow.loveofmusic.net.

THE BEST OF BROADWAY ENCORE! Broadway show tunes & cabaret pieces August 21st at 8:00 pm, Town Hall Theater, on the Green in Middlebury. For more information, call 802-388-1436. Benefits THT restoration/renovation project.

HOOKER DUNHAM THEATRE & GALLERY, Brattleboro - August 21st at 8:00 pm; PINE ISLAND – Bluegrass/Jazzgrass band. August 25th at 7:30 pm; “19TH CENTURY AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC” - TALK & TUNES BY ERIC BYE. This presentation considers various types of music, the uses to which it was put, settings & performers, instruments & its significance in American life. For ticket reservations & information, call 802-254-9276.

“THURSDAYS ARE FOR INTERVALES” CONCERT SERIES – through mid September at 5:00 pm. August 26th: Random Association. All concerts are free & open to the public. For more information, visit www.intervale.org.

NORTHERN STAGE THEATER Arts Education Program's Summer Stage presents "That's Andy," at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, August 21st at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. For tickets, call 802-296-7000. For information or questions, call Charlie Glazer at 802-291-9009.

SUMMER SUNDAYS AT FOUR CONCERT SERIES – Park-McCullough House, No Bennington. August 22nd: performance by pianist Paul Wyse. August 29th: writer Randolyn Zinn will give a reading of her fiction. For more information, call 802-442-5441 or visit www.parkmccullough.org.

LOST NATION THEATRE PRESENTS Sam Shephard’s A Lie of the Mind. August 18th – August 22nd, at Montpelier’s City Hall Auditorium Arts Center. For more information & tickets, call 802-229-0492 or visit www.lostnationtheater.org.

THE DRAWER BOY – Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, August 26th - September 5th. For more information, call 802-824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org.

BANJO DAN & THE MID-NITE PLOWBOYS - August 28th: Bondville Fair; September 18th: Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival. For more information, visit www.banjodan.com.

19th ANNUAL FOR ART SAKE & TASTE OF STOWE - August 28th & August 29th from 10:00 – 4:00 pm at Jackson Arena in Stowe. For more information, visit www.helenday.com/forartssake.htm.

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED - This class for adults 16 & over will run Thurs., September 9th – 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Deadline for minimum enrollment is September 1st. For further information, or to enroll in this class, please call the Chaffee Art Center at 802-775-0356 or visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org.

FAUX MEZZOTINT - Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, White River Junction, August 21st & 22nd, 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Please call the studio for more information 802-295-5901 or email tworivers@valley.net.

PRINTFEST III: Monoprinting with Sarah Amos, a two-day workshop August 28th – 29th at Great River Arts, Bellows Falls, VT. A basic understanding of the rudiments of printmaking are needed for this class. For more information, call 802-463-3330 or visit www.greatriverarts.org/mainpages/amos.htm.

STONE FIGURE CARVING with Don Ramey, August 23rd – 27th, has limited openings still available at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. To enroll or to inquire about the slide presentation/lecture schedule, please call 802-438-2097 or carving@vermontel.net.

RESOURCES (Offered/Needed)
GOT AN APPLE TREE? - Production of "All My Sons" in Burlington seeks an apple tree suitable for the show. If you have a broken tree they could use for a Champlain College production opening in late October '04 and running for several weeks, please contact Robert Wolff, 802-728-7071 or rwwolff@innevi.com.

www.voost.org - Vermont Out of School Time Network - The VOOST Network is a group of organizations working in partnership to build & support accessible, high quality, out-of-school time learning opportunities for young people in Vermont & offers a wide variety of resources including a calendar of events.

www.vermonthumanities.org - VT HUMANITIES COUNCIL online calendar of events.

ARTSJournal.com – Online compendium of arts news from around the world – delivered to your email box by free subscription.

www.memory.loc.gov - AMERICAN MEMORY, this is an on-line digital library, comprised of unique and rare documents, photographs, sound recordings, motion pictures, maps, and other media from the Library of Congress that tell the story of American history and culture.

www.artcyclopedia.com - ARTCYCLOPEDIA- this useful and easy search directory of artists, paintings, and art institutions provides online resources and articles about the arts.

Vermont Online Events Calendars - Find and post events here:

*Seven Days Calendar: www.sevendaysvt.com/calendar.html
*VT Alliance of Non-Profit Organizations (VANPO) Community Calendar: www.vanpo.org/vanpo.asp?pagename=comcalendar
*VT Department of Tourism & Marketing: www.vermontvacation.com
*VT Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar: www.vtchamber.com/events/
*VT Living's Events Calendar: www.vtliving.com/events/
*VT Public Radio: www.vpr.net
*VT Public Television: www.vpt.org
*VT Woman Calendar: www.vermontwoman.com

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Art Deadlines List
February 2004
Free Email Edition

PAID Announcements:

February 15, 2004 CURRENT WORK 2004: A NATIONAL COMPETITION. Open to all artists 18 and over. 2- Dimensional media only. Exhibition dates: March 19 - April, 2004, $25 entry fee for three slides, $1,200 in awards. Deadline for slides is February 15. To receive a prospectus, send a SASE to: Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC 28301. Or visit the website to enter online or reveiw the prospectus at
email smartin@uncfsu.edu

February 17, 2004 SIMPLE NUDES ART CONTEST Prizes total $2,000. Domai.com announces the first ever Simple Nudes Art Contest. It is our intention to stimulate the art world to celebrate the beauty of woman like it should be celebrated. Too often when nudity enters art, it becomes either all about sexuality, or it acquires some other weird characteristics to achieve "shock value". We feel that art is first and last about beauty, so what better subject for it than the most beautiful creation there is: woman. We are looking for drawings/paintings with cute women, fully nude.
More info and contest rules at:

February 18, 2004 ISQ204 - Juried Exhibition - Landscape IMAGINESTATION presents the second of its quarterly juried exhibitions for 2004. The theme of this juried on-line show is Landscape. Open to interpretation, this theme allows for a wide range of styles and subjects. Works may be 2 or 3 dimensional in any media. Artists must be Age 18 or older. Entry deadline is February 29, 2004. Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 31, 2004. Application Fee: $12 - Members, $15 - Non-Members. SASE: ISQ204 - Landscape, C/O IMAGINESTATION LLC, Box 20326, Lehigh Valley PA 18002-0326 OR Web site:

February 19, 2004 International Juried Exhibition: Projekt30 is an online gallery forum run by artists, designed to market up-and-coming artists to "brick and mortar" art galleries. We are currently accepting submissions for our fourth in a series of bimonthly exhibitions, scheduled to open April 8th, 2004. There is a 500$ best- in-show award. The application fee is 35$ for up to 5 submissions, 5$ for each additional, all media except sound and video excepted. No commissions are taken on sales. The deadline is March 6th 2004. You may apply by mail or online.
For more details:

February 20, 2004 SEND US YOUR ART! The Tulane Review is looking for submissions of artwork in any medium for the Spring 2004 issue. Slides, please label orientation, or CDs of work should be mailed to: Tulane Review, Department of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. Enclose a SASE for return of submissions. Please include a cover letter with media, dimensions, and titles of pieces, as well as a bio. The submission fee is $15 per 4 pieces and $2 each additional. A $100 prize to be awarded to the single best piece selected by qualified judge.
Direct any questions to mroche@tulane.edu,

February 21, 2004 2004 National Juried Small Works Exhibition at Red Dot Fine Art. The gallery is located on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM and is one of the cities 250 galleries. Santa Fe is considered the third largest art market in the United States. Open to all individuals with two dimensional paintings in any medium and style with a size not to exceed 16" x 16". EXHIBITION DATES: April 1st to April 25th 2004. FEE: $30 for 1-3 images (slides or JPEG 300 dpi) $5 for each additional image submitted.
Visit our website www.reddotfineart.com,
contact smallworks@reddotfineart.com
send SASE to:
Red Dot Fine Art,
ATTN Small Works,
8 Tapia Entrada,
Santa Fe NM

February 28, 2004 ART CENTER ANNUAL JURY FOR STUDIO SPACE Consider jurying to become eligible for a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. We have over 160 artists in individual and group studios creating and showing their work. We are looking for innovative artists that paint, sculpt, create jewelry, ceramics, prints, collage, glass, photography, and fiber art. 2D Jury: Timothy App, painter and Professor of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, Tim Davis, artist and owner of International Visions-The Gallery, Washington, DC, and Joann Moser Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. 3-D Jury: Helen Looft, fiber artist and founder of Fiberworks Gallery, Alexandria, VA; Reginald Pointer, sculptor and Professor of Ceramics at Howard University; and Binnie Fry, independent curator and curator of 1111 Sculpture Space, Washington, DC. Drop-off date: March 1-4. Application materials include a $50 entry fee, 6 recent works, and up to 20 slides or JPEG images (two-thirds of which must be of work created in the last two years.
For list of jurors, application form, and further information, send SASE to:
Jury 2004,
Torpedo Factory Art Center,
105 N Union St,
Alexandria VA

February 28, 2004 PHOTOGRAPHY NOW! An exhibition celebrating the breadth and diversity of contemporary photography. Slides due March 10, 2004. All processes welcome. Juror: Jim Fitts. Cash Awards. Jury fee: $25/3 slides. For prospectus send SASE to:
Photography Now,
South Shore Art Center,
119 Ripley Road,
Cohasset MA 02025

February 28, 2004 INTERNATIONAL SHOW FOR ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES April 9, 2004 deadline. ABD 19 sponsored by Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc. This exhibit is open to all artists with disabilities. There are no entry fees. There is no specific theme involved. This show highlights individual artistic accomplishments of artists with disabilities. We encourage a vast variety of conceptual, political and figurative projects. Entries must not have been accepted in previous ABD exhibits. This exhibit is open to all mediums including video, installation, performance and computer art. Proposals will be accepted for existing as well as new projects. Jul 1 - Aug 10, 2004, at California State University, Long Beach CA. This year we are pleased to have Victoria Bryan as our juror. Victoria is a highly accomplished Theatre Designer, Artist, Curator and Educator.
For prospectus send an SASE to:
c/o Pam Strugar,
3962 Studebaker Rd #206,
Long Beach CA 90808

February 28, 2004 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED NON-LIVE-IN ARTIST WORK STUDIOS Somerville, Massachusetts, Joy Street (near Brickbottom). Available Feb 2004, 300 - 600 sq ft, utilities included, 24 hour access, high ceilings, insulated full walls, phone, cable & Internet ready, freight elevator, parking lot.
For more info: Joy Street Studios

February 28, 2004 CHAUTAUQUA NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN ART June 2004. All US artists. All media. Juror: Donald Kuspit, art critic and contributing editor at Artforum, Sculpture and New Art Examiner magazines. Awards - $6,000. Fee: $30, 3 slides. Deadline: March 1, 2004.
For prospectus, send #10 SASE to:
Chautauqua National,
Box 999,
Chautauqua NY 14722

February 28, 2004 Sumei National Juried Print Exhibition 2004 Juror is David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum of Art. Open to all artists, original works created within the last three years, any print media. Giclee and digital media prints accepted in separate category.
For prospectus send SASE to:
Sumei Juried Print,
19 Liberty St,
Newark NJ 07102
download from sumei.org

February 28, 2004 NATIONAL JURIED ART SHOW Farmington NM, Call for Entries. The City of Farmington and the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council announces its Gateway 2004 National Juried Art Show juried by Chris Cook of the Sioux City Art Center, May 22 through July 24, 2004. $25.00 entry for up to 2 slides. Slide deadline is March 26, 2004. Open to all types of media for artists age 18 or older residing in the United States. $3500 in awards. For a prospectus send SASE to:
City of Farmington,
Office of Cultural Affairs,
Attn Andrea Logan,
3041 E Main St,
Farmington NM 87402

February 29, 2004 Call for Photographers: Schneider Gallery, a contemporary photography gallery located in Chicago's gallery district is looking for photographers to participate in a group show entitled "Body Image." Exhibition dates: June 18- August 21, 2004. Artists 18+, Send slides or a cd of images (for pc) of at least 5 images/slides, (no more than 20, only work from the last 3 years), $10 entry fee, entry form, bio/resume (don't worry if it's not long, we welcome emerging artists!) and SASE to: Schneider Gallery, c/o Michelle Kendrick, 230 West Superior St, Chicago IL 60610. Accepted work must be either matted and framed or mounted and ready to hang. For an entry form, email us at:
with the word "Entry form request" as the subject of the email
send a SASE to the above mailing address.
Deadline for entries: March 16, 2004

February 29, 2004 NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING POSTER COMPETITION This year the country will recognize the 50th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education decision - and the continuing challenge to integrate our schools and neighborhoods. The National Fair Housing Alliance announces the 2004 National Poster Competition to commemorate the linkage between neighborhood integration and school desegregation. This contest is open to any artist. All media that can be reproduced as a standard sized poster are permitted. Entry fee. $2000 cash prize.
For more information contact: Kathy Fletcher, National Fair Housing Alliance, 1212 New York Av NW Suite 525, Washington DC 20005

February 29, 2004 SoHo - Chelsea INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION Celebrating it's 19th year. March 8, 2004, deadline. Juried by Susan Cross, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum. Open to artists of all nationalities, working in all fine art mediums.
For more information:

February 29, 2004 Art Workshops in Italy 2004: In our eleventh year of teaching, THE ABRUZZI MOUNTAIN WORKSHOP announces a new year of innovative courses beginning January 2004. The foundation for our varied fine arts program is Italy itself. Inspired by the richness of Italian life and the beauty of its landscapes, we will work at various sites as well as in the studio. From drawing and painting to encaustic and mural work to clay sculpture, journal making and collage, we integrate the environment in which we work with the creative process. In our mountain studios outside of Rome or in Puglia, Ischia and Umbria, each site informs and offers its mystery as a portal to creative possibility. All the workshops are open to both beginning students as well as more experienced artists.
For more information please contact:
Patricia Antonucci,
56 Ludlow St,
New York NY 10002

February 29, 2004 47th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition: open to all US artists in painting, watercolor, graphics, three-dimensional, photography and mixed media art. $3,300 in prizes. Juror: Michael Crane, Assistant Curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan. Postmark deadline for slide entry is March 22, 2004. Exhibition dates: May 8-June 27, 2004. Download a prospectus at www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/artscenter (see Artists Opportunities).
Or e-mail your street address to
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 252-972-1163

February 29, 2004 ATTENTION ALL CREATIVE WOMEN: Do you struggle with managing your finances as a creative person? The February edition of the free monthly e-zine Creative Decisions Today will feature an article entitled Financial Solutions for the Creative Person, by Francine L. Huff, author of the new book, "The 25-Day Financial Makeover." Based on principles from her book, Francine will offer a practical guide to getting your finances in order from a Christian perspective. To start your free subscription to Creative Decisions Today send an e-mail, re: subscribe to CDT, to CreativeHelps@aol.com, or visit www.CreativeHelps.com. Each month Creative Decisions Today is full of helpful tips and practical advice to energize your creativity. For more information about Francine Huff's book, "The 25-Day Financial Makeover,"

March 1, 2004 The Unconventional Convention on Starting and Operating a Visual Art Center. May 21-22, 2004 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Five panels covering Economic Impact, Prototypes, Architectural Issues, Outreach, and Self-Governance. Speakers and representatives from across the United States. Registration fee by March 1: $300, $350 thereafter. Organizations may pay registration for 2 attendees and send up to 5 representatives. Sponsored by The Alliance for the Advancement of Community Art Centers. Associate sponsors include Partners for Livable Communities, Americans for the Arts, National League of Cities, the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and Home & Design Magazine.
Contact AACVAC at:
call 703- 838-4565 x 6.

March 3, 2004 In2Words: Numbers & Words. An exhibition in two parts exploring the use of numbers and words in art. Part One:Numbers, juried by Sarah Tanguy, Independent Curator, Washington, DC, exhibit dates: June 10-July 18. Part Two:Words, juried by Krystyna Wasserman, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, exhibit dates: July 24-August 22. DEADLINES for both exhibitions: FRIDAY, APRIL 2. $25 for slides of up to 3 works. All artists/all media. Broad interepretations encouraged. Artists can apply to either or both exhibits. Awards up to $650.
Call 703.838.4565 x 4
email: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org
send SASE to: In2Words, 105 N Union St, Alexandria VA 22314

March 15, 2004 Period Gallery - Fourth Annual Landscape International Online Juried Art Exhibition will showcase artist worldwide with original landscapes in any media. New materials in combination with any contemporary or traditional styles or techniques are welcome. Entries are due March 15th, 2004. Exhibit runs April 1 - 30, 2004. View complete prospectus at:

March 27, 2004 THE GREAT AMERICAN NUDE EXHIBITION Thematic exhibition to be held at the Limner Gallery, May 1-29, 2004. Open for entry to all artists. National magazine publication awards.
On-line entry form at
email slowart@aol.com,
send SASE to:
SlowArt Productions, Box 503, Phoenicia NY 12464

March 31, 2004 Call for Entries: Photography Exhibit, "Multiple Exposures", June 4-27, 2004. All photographic medium. Entry deadline April 1, 2004. Juror: Tom Strider, Collections Manager, Jersey City Museum. 5 slides $35. Awards-exhibit opportunities.
For a prospectus send a #10 SASE to:
Makeready's Gallery, 214 ArtSpace, 214 Glenridge Av, Montclair NJ 07042

March 31, 2004 THE 7TH L'OREAL ART AND SCIENCE OF COLOR PRIZE The theme is "the meeting of science and art in color." Irrespective of age or nationality. The Gold Prize is presented to one person and carries with it an award of Euro 30,000. The Silver Prize is presented to one person and carries with it an award of Euro 20,000. The Bronze Prize is presented to one person and carries with it an award of Euro 10,000. Winners will be invited to the awarding ceremony to be held in autumn of 2004 in Tokyo. Send materials designated in our following website to our Foundation in Japan via post mail or delivery services. No commission. For additional information contact:

April 3, 2004 Food for Thought, a series of half-day critique and discussion workshops for developing New Jersey artists. The workshops' goals are to support and nurture the creative process by encouraging open-ended explorations of new ideas, techniques, and media; to provide professional expertise and increase career building thru interaction with arts organizations and visiting arts professionals; to actively promote interaction and exchange between artists; to widen perspectives on challenging cultural, social and political issues. Artists develop a body of work over the period of the workshop that culminates in a group exhibition. Gallery directors, curators and professional artists are invited for critiques.
For prospectus send SASE to:
Sumei - Food,
19 Liberty St,
Newark NJ 07102
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April 10, 2004 15TH Annual Juried Competition, June 28 to July 16, 2004. Juror: Charlotta Kotik: Curator of Contemporary Painting & Sculpture, Brooklyn Museum of Art. Cash Prizes, Group Show, Continuous Slide Show of Runners-up. Send SASE for prospectus to: VIRIDIAN ARTISTS INC, 530 West 25th St, New York NY 10001. Or download from our web site after January:

April 23, 2004 PHOENIX GALLERY 2004 NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION Jun 23 - Jul 17, 2004. Juror: Anne Lampe, Assistant Curator of Special Projects, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. ALL Media. Award: Solo/Group Show.
For a prospectus send an SASE to:
Phoenix Gallery, 568 Broadway,
New York NY 10012 OR
http://phoenix-gallery.com OR info@phoenix-gallery.com

April 30, 2004 ALPAN INTERNATIONAL 2004: An international juried exhibition that awards US$ 1,000 cash and internet exposure to the bestwork, and US$ 300, US$ 200 cash to third and second place winners. NO COMMISSION. Juror: Catherine Valenza, Independent Curator, Former Executive Director; Art League of Long Island, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Islip Art Museum, and Panelist, New York State Council on the Arts. After the selection process by the juror, all slides will be reviewed again by the gallery director together with at least 3 gallery artists to select additional artists for the upcoming gallery group shows, with a possibility of being included in the gallery stable. Fee: $ 25/3 slides,$5 for each additional slide. Deadline for slides MAY 8. Any Media (including photography and installation, excluding video, film and performance).
Send an SASE for a prospectus to:
ALPAN Gallery, 2 West Carver, Huntington Long Island NY 11743,
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December 31, 2004 AVID SUITE RENTAL IN BOSTON Spacious post-production facilities that include an offline Avid Media Composer workstation, Avid MC Xpress workstation, and Steenbeck 16mm film editor placed in a private office space with telephone, fax, copy machine and broadband internet. Located in Watertown, MA, near Talamus Broadcasting - just minutes from downtown Boston and conveniently located on the Mass Pike.

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Feb 01, 2004 INTERDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCIES Two-week to one-month residencies including room, board and workspace awarded to artists, scholars, scientists.
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies OR 651-388-2009

Feb 01, 2004 SEEKING MEDIA STUDIES PROFESSOR Starts September 2004. Lecturer position specializing in video production or graphic design. Expertise in another area such as new media studies, visual communication, or film is desirable. Record of excellent teaching at the college level.
Send letter of application and CV to:
Samir Daval,
English Dept,
Bentley College,
175 Forest St,
Waltham MA 02452


Feb 02, 2004 TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR JURIED EXHIBITION Exhibition (formerly Midwest Watercolor Society), May 1 - Sep 5, 2004, Elmhurst Art Museum (Illinois). Approximately $7000 monetary and merchandise awards. Entry fee.
For a prospectus send #10 SASE to:
Robin Berry, 5429 Park Av S,
Minneapolis MN 55417

Feb 07, 2004 FLORIDA MEDIEVAL FAIRE 18th Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire to take place in Gainesville, FL February 7-8, 13-15. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Omni Book Store.
For more information contact:
Linda Piper, Department of Cultural Affairs, Station 30, Box 490, Gainesville FL 32602
http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org OR piprlr@ci.gainesville.fl.us

Feb 14, 2004 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 46th Rochester International Film Festival seeks short films (30 minutes and under) in 35mm, 16mm, Beta SP video to be previewed in VHS or DVD. Entry fee. For more information contact: Movies on a Shoestring, Box 17746, Rochester NY 14617

Feb 15, 2004 MUSIC INSTRUCTOR Provide instruction in a variety of music courses such as music theory, appreciation, and history. Direct jazz ensemble, instrument ensemble, and college concert band. Master's degree required. Mention job code CHRN-3859. Send cover letter and resume to: Moraine Valley Community College, Office of Human Resources, 10900 S 88th Av, Palos Hills IL 60465

Feb 20, 2004 ANNUAL HERSTORY ART COMPETITION/EXHIBITION All artists, all styles and all media on the theme of HerStory. More than 50 award winners including NYC exhibition March 22-April 15, 2004 and web site exposure/promotion for one year.
For more details and prospectus send SASE to:
Michael Jason,
Manhattan Arts International,
200 East 72 St Suite 26L,
New York NY 10021
212-472-1660 OR http://www.ManhattanArts.com

Feb 28, 2004 CALL FOR NEW PLAYS City Theatre is now in its 9th Season of producing and premiering short plays in its annual Summer Shorts Festival. Typically we produce 14-16 short plays per festival, each play running 3-12 minutes. These are fully produced, Equity productions. Royalties will be paid. For our 10th Anniversary Festival (June-July 2005), we are looking for WORLD PREMIERS ONLY -- comedies, dramas, and musicals. We will accept 2 submissions per playwright. Plays with strong women characters and Spanish/English plays are encouraged. No prior submissions. We have a record of all previous submissions. Do not resubmit. No plays longer than 12 pages. No plays requiring children. No skits or sketch comedy. No monologues. No email submissions. Please include a bio and resume. Do not include a synopsis, history, or SASE.
If submitting a musical, no more than 4 characters. Please include a tape or CD.
Send to:
Gail Garrisan,
10th Anniversary,
City Theatre,
444 Brickell Av Suite 229,
Miami FL 33131

Feb 29, 2004 CALL FOR SOUND ART Sonic Supper is a mail order subscription based CDR compilation. Our aesthetic is wide but tends towards the absurd, obscure, and challenging of any style or genre including noise, improv, field recordings, radio plays, garage bands, electronica, etc. We always welcome submissions. Only materials with SASE will be returned. Please send sounds and contact info only. Please no bios, resumes, artist statements, or anything like that. Chosen artist will receive a free year subscription and over 500 (and growing) eager listeners. There is no money compensation. We do not make a profit or take a salary. We do this because we love strange music. Subscriptions are $1 (cash only!) per issue in the USA and $2 anywhere else. If you send $5 you will get 5 issues (about one year’s worth).
Send subscriptions and submissions to:
Sonic Supper, 379 Ovington Av #1, Brooklyn NY 11209

Feb 29, 2004 SEEKING FILMS AND WEB-BASED WORK Seeking short films, videos, installations, web-based projects. No entry fee. Send VHS, DVD or CD-Rom to: Timebase, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Haag 202, Kanses City MO 64110 OR 816-235-1708
http://www.time- base.org

Mar 01, 2004 ANNUAL 1ST NOVEL FELLOWSHIP Awarded to American author of a 1st novel-in- progress. Novellas & collections of closely linked stories also eligible. Prize $60,000. Fee $20. Contact: James Jones 1st Novel Fellowship, Dept of English, Wilkes Univ, Wilkes-Barre PA 18766

Mar 01, 2004 DANCE RESIDENCY Choreographic competition seeks young dancers for creation of original work, round-trip transportation to/from Chicago, housing, stipend for one-week. Contact: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago OR 312-850-9744

Mar 01, 2004 SCREENWRITING CONTEST $10,000 in cash & prizes. 1st through 3rd place winners have entries evaluated for possible representation & development. Fee $45. Contact: Knightstar International Screenwriting Contest, 406 Timber Ln, Woodland Park CO 80863 OR http://knightstarisc.com/sw_contest_affiliate.htm

Mar 05, 2004 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL Seeking documentary films to be previewed on VHS. Entry fee. Contact: Silverdocs Festival, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910 OR 301-495-6777

Mar 15, 2004 CALL FOR POETRY ENTRIES The Newburyport Art Association Poetry Contest seeks entries. For prospectus send SASE to: NAA Contest, 12 Charron Dr, Newburyport MA 01950

Mar 20, 2004 ONLINE NONFICTION CONTEST Open to Canadian residents & citizens 18 & older. Entrants are given 24 hours to write a story on assigned topic with assigned word count. Prize $500. Fee $10. Contact: WCDR ONLINE 24 HOUR NONFICTION CONTEST, The Writers' Circle of Durham Region, Box 323, Ajax ON L1S 3C5, Canada

Mar 31, 2004 POETRY PRIZE Open to poets with only 1 published poetry book. Prize $2500, publication & reading. No fee. Contact: The Glasgow Prize, Shenandoah, Mattingly House, Washington & Lee Univ, Lexington VA 24450

Apr 09, 2004 NATIONAL JURIED PRINT EXHIBITION $2000 in awards. For a prospectus send an SASE to: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N Lime St, Lancaster PA 17602

Apr 30, 2004 COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART EXHIBITION SCREENING Open to US residents. Open to various media. No entry fee. Solo show is the main award. Juried. Oct - May 2005. Juried. Send 15-20 labeled slides, resume, letter of intent and SASE to: Art Galleries Office, RDMT 334, Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno NV 89512

Jun 01, 2004 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION October 7-11, 2004, New York City will see the debut of Off the Main - the show of Contemporary African , Caribbean and Latin American Art, a fine art exposition featuring galleries and artists from around the world. An innovative approach to fine art shows, Off the Main includes a juried art component open to professional artists of continental African, Caribbean and Latin American ancestry, who live and work in their home countries as well as artists of such ancestry who live and work elsewhere. The finalists will be exhibited at Off the Main and the overall winner will receive a prize of $5,000. The show is open to works in two-and three-dimensions, including painting, sculpture, works on paper including photographs, collage, and mixed media. Entry fee.
For information contact:
Off The Main,
Crawford Billings Associates,
240 East 13th St,
New York NY 10003

Aug 31, 2004 WITCHING HOUR EXHIBITION October 10-31, 2004. Open to all artists worldwide working in 2D media except photography or computer-generated art. Submissions by 35mm slides or clear quality photographs.
For more information contact:
Kelleher Gallery,
11 Oakwood,
Kilcolgan Galway,

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ARTMAIL - February 2004 Monthly electronic newsletter
distributed by the Vermont Arts Council REMINDER:
You can access the ArtMail online at www.vermontartscouncil.org To view past issues visit the "archive" section of our home page. GREETINGS TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS: This E-Newsletter is the Council's faster, briefer method of informing you about arts news, activities, and opportunities. Your comments, suggestions and submissions are encouraged. Please contact artmail@vermontartscouncil.org . TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO ARTMAIL, please send an email to artmail-request@list.state.vt.us with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the BODY of the message. DO YOU HAVE A FRIEND who might like to subscribe to ArtMail? Please send his or her name and email address to artmail@vermontartscouncil.org and we will send a sample issue. INDEX FOR THIS ISSUE: COUNCIL NEWS, EVENTS AND DEADLINES - New Guidelines & Deadlines, Grantseeker Workshops, LASO Meeting ADVOCACY NEWS - Arts Achievement Day, Arts Advocacy Summit, Pledge for the Arts, Register to Vote VERMONT NEWS & ISSUES - Tourism Forum, Voices Project, VAAE Conference, CERF REGIONAL NEWS & ISSUES - New England Cultural Database needs your input NATIONAL NEWS & ISSUES - NEA Grants, Anthony Radzwill Documentary Fund RECOGNITION - VPR Profiles, Grammy Nomination, UVM Joins UPNE OPPORTUNITIES - Job Opportunities, Artist Opportunities & Calls to Artists ARTS BUFFET - Classes, Events RESOURCES - Toolkit, Fundraising, Foundations WEB WATCH - Events Calendar Websites QUOTABLE - "A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero ***************************************************************************************************************************** COUNCIL NEWS Staff CHANGE - The Council extends its thanks and best wishes to our Development Director of the past 6 years (and resident poet), Angela Patten, who has taken a new position as Development Director at Burlington City Arts. Montpelier was never quite urban enough for this Irish transplant so the Capitol City's loss is the Queen City's gain. Angela set the bar for well-written foundation applications and NEA reports quite high and she will be greatly missed. Local Arts service Organizations (LASO) quarterly meeting is Thursday, March 4th in WOODSTOCK - Snow date on the 5th. Topics will be current issues in education, NEA Learning Grants, fundraising and the creative economy. This meeting is open to all interested parties. If you would like to attend please contact Janet Ressler 828-3778 or jressler@vermontartscouncil.org for more information. Updated Integrated Arts Education GRANT guidelines will be available online and in print next week. In order to make this grant initiative more accessible to schools and educators, the Council has increased the Implementation Grant deadlines to two times a year -- May 5, 2004 and October 25, 2004. Planning Grants are available on a rolling application basis and must be submitted at least eight weeks before the project start date. Applicants for Planning Grants may submit an application between May 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004. For more information Janet Ressler (802) 828-3778 jressler@vermontartscounil.org or Heather Pipino (802) 828-5425 hpipino@vermontartscouncil.org GRANTSEEKER WORKSHOPS - The next deadline for Standard Opportunity Grants is May 12, 2004, for projects taking place from September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2005. New guidelines will be available online by the end of March. The Council has scheduled three Grantseeker's Workshops for those interested in applying. The workshop will provide information on applying to the Council and general grantwriting tips, such as what panels look for, how grants are read, and do's and don'ts of grant and proposal writing. Handouts on grantwriting, presenting artistic support material, and sample successful grant applications will also be available. The workshops are free and open to the public; no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Heather Pipino, Grants Manager, 802-828-5425 or hpipino@vermontartscouncil.org . * March 31, 2004 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester (tentatively scheduled). * April 1, 2004 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier. * April 2, 2004 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Vermont Alliance for Arts Education (VAAE) Conference, Fullerton Inn, Chester. There will also be an orientation workshop for all artists who have recently received the Council's Juried Artist designation with Education as their area of expertise. This workshop is also open to any artists who are interested in working in an educational setting. NOTE: Registration at the VAAE conference is NOT required to attend either of these workshops. UPCOMING COUNCIL GRANT DEADLINES: March 3, 2004 - Artist Development / Technical Assistance Grants March 8, 2004 - Presentation and Education Incentive Grants For complete information on the Council Grant programs visit www.vermontartscouncil.org or contact Heather Pipino, Grants Manager, at 828-5425 or hpipino@vermontartscouncil.org Visit the Council's SPOTLIGHT GALLERY Current Show - through Feb. 27: Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, a group show of new work by over a dozen artist members. Two Rivers Printmaking Studio is located in the renovated Tip Top Bakery building in White River Junction. Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm / 136 State Street, Montpelier - fully accessible. For information on exhibiting in the Spotlight Gallery, contact Heather Pipino at 802-828-5425 or hpipino@vermontartscouncil.org ARE YOU A VERMONT ARTIST OR ARTS ORGANIZATION OR ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ONE? - Visit the Council's online Arts Directory at www.vermontartscouncil.org/directory/index.php

for complete information. If you need technical assistance contact Andrea Stander at astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422. ADVOCACY NEWS If you would like more information about public policy issues affecting the arts in Vermont please contact Andrea Stander at astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422. SAVE THE DATE - 2004 ARTS ACHIEVEMENT DAY IS MARCH 23 AT THE STATEHOUSE - The Council will be hosting a day long infusion of the arts into Vermont's State House with opportunities to meet with your legislators, learn the ins & outs of the legislative process, brush up your skills as a citizen advocate and learn about current public policy issues affecting the arts in Vermont. Details of the day will be available soon. If you are interested in participating please contact Andrea Stander at 828-5422 or astander@vermontartscouncil.org . NATIONAL ARTS ADVOCACY SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC - Americans for the Arts will host its annual arts advocacy summit on March 29-31. Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the 17th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, which is a featured part of the summit. For complete information visit . "The Economy, The War, and... um... Maybe The Arts? Please?" - Article in Backstage Online Magazine 01/29/04 about the American Arts Alliance's "Presidential Pledge for the Arts." REGISTER TO VOTE!! - The Vermont Arts Council is partnering with Working Assets in its nonpartisan voter registration drive. This effort offers an easy way for anyone to either REGISTER TO VOTE for the first time or UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION (For example: if you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.) Visit our home page at www.vermontartscouncil.org and select the "Register to Vote" link. INFO: on public policy issues affecting the arts in Vermont contact Andrea Stander astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422. VERMONT NEWS Department Of Tourism & Marketing AND Local Business Owners To Hold Regional Forum - Monday, February 23, 2004, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Holiday Inn, Rutland, 476 U.S. Route 7, South, Rutland. The purpose of the forum is to share insights and address questions or concerns from the tourism industry and to use this critical input as the Department develops its future marketing plans. All local tourism-related businesses and media professionals are welcome to attend these forums. There will be additional forums scheduled throughout March. A complete listing of all the forums can be found at www.VermontPartners.org . For more information contact Jason Aldous, Director of Communications, VDTM, jason.aldous@state.vt.us or (802) 828-0528 The Voices Project launches statewide search for teen writing and music - Creative teens are invited to get in on the beginning steps of writing and developing a vibrant live stage production with music that will tour Vermont in 2005. The Voices Project is searching for teens who want to share their ideas, writing, music, and art to help craft an in-depth look at the identity, hopes, courage, and concerns of youth in Vermont. The Voices Project is a collaboration between filmmaker Bess O'Brien of Kingdom County Productions and the Vermont Blue Cross Blue Shield. For more information visit www.bcbsvt.com/voices VERMONT ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION (VAAE) Spring Arts Education Conference - REJUVENATION! - April 2nd - 3rd. Deadline for registration is March 23rd. For complete information visit www.vaae.org CERF embarks on a research project - CERF is encouraging professional craft artists to help them better understand artists needs by completing a quick and confidential survey by March 15 on CERF's website www.craftemergency.org . CERF will publish a report of its research findings in late fall/early winter of 2004. CERF provided $62,000 in emergency and disaster relief assistance to 32 professional craft artists in 2003. CERF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help craft artists sustain crafts making as a livelihood. They provide artists with information about emergency prevention, insurance and best business practices. REGIONAL NEWS Attention New England-based Cultural Non-Profit Organizations! 2004 Cultural Economic Impact Survey - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 29th - New England Foundation for the Arts and the six state arts agencies of New England request your help. We have established the New England Cultural Database (NECD), a regional data warehouse that tracks economic and descriptive information about creative sector businesses and organizations. The NECD provides cultural organizations, funders, artists, policy makers, and the public with a wealth of research information to support analysis, advocacy and policy development for the creative sector of New England. We ask that all cultural nonprofits in New England join our efforts to help track and strengthen the creative sector by allowing your organization to be counted through our 2004 cultural economic impact online survey. To respond to the survey, please visit www.newenglandarts.org <> and click on the "annual survey" link. Please help us by responding by February 29, 2004. Your response will contribute to a comprehensive report released this spring that will be made available to all survey participants. Additionally, as a token of our thanks for your survey response, you will be given free access to a database-generated mailing list of media outlets in your state to assist in your organization's public relations and communications efforts. If you have questions or you wish to obtain a printed copy of the survey, please contact NEFA at 617-951-0010 or email survey@nefa.org NATIONAL NEWS Bush'S 2005 BUDGET PROPOSES $18 Million Increase in NEA'S Budget - The arts funding increase, announced by First Lady Laura Bush on January 29, would go to fund a major new initiative developed by NEA Chair Dana Gioia called "American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius." The president's budget request would increase the NEA funding from $121million in FY 2004 to $139.4 million in FY 2005, with $15 million in new funding allocated to the American Masterpieces initiative and the remaining $3 million going for grants and administrative costs. States would receive a 40 percent share of the $15 million. American Masterpieces is described as a three-year program with three components-touring, local presentations and arts education-all focused on "acknowledged masterpieces" in a variety of art forms. The first year would highlight dance, visual arts and music. For more information visit The NEA FY2005 Grants for Arts projects application guidelines are now available. The first application deadline is March 15th. For an application visit www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP05 Performing Arts Proposals Invited for Rockefeller Foundation's Multi-Arts Production Fund. This highly competitive annual grant program invites applications from professional artists and arts organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the creation of new work. Deadline is March 27th. For more information visit RECOGNITION Vermont Public Television Features FILM BY Michael Fisher - February 20th at 10:00 p.m., on "Reel Independents: Vermont's Film Showcase," Burlington-area filmmaker Michael Fisher introduces his short film, "Falls," about a young girl practicing the art of tightrope walking. For more information visit www.vpt.org ST. JOHNSBURY Businessman, BOB PIERCE Nominated For Grammy Award - Bob Pierce of Littleton, NH did the cover and package design for singer John Thad's 2003 compact disc, "Songs For The Heart." The Grammy for package design is awarded based on marketing impact and promotional value, along with simple aesthetic appeal. Bob Pierce was notified in November it had been nominated and was on the "long list." To view the rest of the story visit . UVM Joins university Press of New England - The University of Vermont has become the newest member of the University Press of New England. UPNE, a publisher of general interest and scholarly books, is supported by a consortium of New England schools. Vermont becomes the fifth member of the consortium, joining Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, University of New Hampshire, and Tufts University. For more information visit www.upne.com OPPORTUNITIES Job Announcements: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ONION RIVER ARTS COUNCIL - The Onion River Arts Council is searching for an Executive Director who is driven by a passion for impacting the quality of the arts in Central Vermont. The Director is responsible for the overall administration and management of this 30 year -old, non-profit, arts organization in Montpelier. Areas of responsibility include public relations and promotion, fundraising, personnel supervision and fiscal management. Experience in a leadership role with a non-profit arts organization is desired. Must have proven fundraising success. Familiarity with the Central Vermont area and its resources is strongly desired. Please submit your resume by March 15th to: Onion River Arts Council, Attn: Search Committee, 41 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or send it via e-mail to: orac@sover.net DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - The New England Youth Theatre - NEYT seeks Director of Development to plan and implement fundraising programs. Seeking self-starting professional to take charge of all aspects of fundraising including annual giving, grant writing, and major gift solicitation. Requires: Track record of successful fundraising, preferably in performing arts or education; excellent writing and interpersonal skills; strategic thinker, yet also detail-oriented. Send cover letter and resume to: NEYT@gbla.com or to NEYT, P.O. Box 6394, Brattleboro, VT 05302. Director of Finance and Administration - VT FOLKLIFE CENTER - The Vermont Folklife Center seeks a seasoned administrator to serve as Director of Finance and Administration with fiscal, personnel and office management responsibilities. Requirements include a Bachelor degree (with Masters in Public Administration or CPA preferred); five years experience in personnel and budget management of a cultural non-profit organization; proven record in non-profit entrepreneurship (publishing particularly desirable); strong supervisory and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a team; creative, strategic thinker. For more information contact Jane Beck at 802-388-4964 or jbeck@middlebury.edu Executive Director - The Glacier Symphony & Chorale, Kalispell, Montana seeks an experienced nonprofit Executive Director. This position is a unique opportunity for a high-energy individual to lead and manage one of the fastest growing community symphony programs in the Northern Rockies. Closing Date for Applications: March 15, 2004. For more information and detailed job description visit www.glaciersymphonychorale.org Calls to Artists: 16th ANNUAL VATTA PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS/ INTERVIEWS March 6th at UVM's Royall Tyler Theatre. Calling all Actors, Singers, Dancers, Designers, Directors, Technicians, and Management Staff. To receive information on the application process contact Ronni Lopez at 802-862-2287 or by email catalyst@gmavt.net Call For MEMBER Artists - The Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts invites Vermont artists and those residing within 50 miles of its borders to become an Artist Member. Artists working in all visual media are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is Feb. 27th. For more information and an application call the Chaffee at 802-775-0356, or visit www.chaffeeartcenter.org . Request for Proposal for PUBLIC Art - Keene State College, Keene, NH is requesting proposals from professional artists for a commissioned or existing work of art for permanent external display at a junction of the main pedestrian walkway in the center of the campus. Postmark deadline for submission is March 1st. For more information email Mike Maher, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations mmaher@keene.edu > CALL FOR ENTRIES - > INTEGRITY OF THE MINIMAL, > Online exhibition April 5th - June 4th > juried by Ruth Snyderman, Owner, Snyderman/Works Galleries. > Deadline e> ntries must be postmarked March 12th. > Eligibility: > Open to all media and disciplines. Artwork must have been created within the last two years and currently be available for sale. For more information visit www.PostPicasso.com COMPOSER WANTED - Composer call for a new Continental Harmony project in Saint Paul. Postmark Deadline: March 31st. Continental Harmony provides opportunities for composers to connect with communities across the country. The theme of the work is the story of the Rondo neighborhood in Saint Paul, past, present, and future, drawn from stories of local residents. The piece will tentatively premiere fall 2005. To download the full guidelines for this project please visit www.continentalharmony.org/calls.cfm 55th Annual Art of the Northeast - Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT. Art work in any media created since January 1, 2002 by artists residing in ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, or PA. Deadline is March 12th. For more information visit www.silvermineart.org . Courage Cards seeks artwork - Courage Cards is conducting a nationwide art search to find artwork for its original fine art holiday greeting card collection. Entries will be accepted from January through May 2004. For more information or a copy of the guidelines visit www.couragecards.org . Other opportunities: Artists' Learning Circle at Woodbury College - Wednesday, March 3rd - from 9 to 11 am The topic for this group of women in the arts sharing business ideas is "Working with Community: How to market your art by creating connections and providing education". This is a free event - refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact Lisa Mase lmase@cvcac.org . VERMONT MAGAZINE NEEDS THEATER & DANCE LISTINGS - For its annual all arts issue listing all statewide events in theater and dance May 1st thru September 1st. Send info ASAP to Sandy Gartner, 1 Piedmont Dr., Rutland, VT 05701 phone: 802-775-4954; cell: 802-353-0001; fax: 802-775-0174; e-mail: FlukesKid@aol.com . Bringing History, Literature and the Arts to Life (GED 670) - Professional Development Opportunity. Shelburne Museum in partnership with the Flynn Center and St. Michael's College, offers an intensive week-long exploration of the performing arts and museum collections. For more information contact Karen Petersen 802-985-3348 ext. 3396 or visit www.shelburnemuseum.org Arts and Rural Community Assistance Grants - North East State Foresters Association offers grants to communities, organizations, and artists in the rural, forest-based communities in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. For more information and grant guidelines visit www.nefainfo.org Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund - The Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund provides grants to emerging and established documentary filmmakers in the form of development funds (seed money) for specific new projects. Deadline: March 1st. For more information visit ARTS BUFFET Classes: upcoming TAP-VT Workshops - Workshops include: Beginners Grantwriting, Nuts & Bolts of Fundraising, and more. For information go to Painting From The Soul- Experience your creativity, break through artistic blocks and gain personal insight and healing through process painting classes. No previous painting experience is required and there will be no critiques! The workshops are held at the Painting with Freedom Studio in the Old Schoolhouse Common in Marshfield Village. To register, receive information or to be added to the mailing list call workshop facilitator, Susan Green at: 802- 426-3717 or e-mail her at freedompainting@moomail.net . Fight the wintertime doldrums! Studio Place Arts (SPA) has several terrific classes and workshops that start next week: Carving Marble with George Kurjanowicz, Waterless Lithography with Davis Teselle, Bits & Pieces Mosaics with Susan Hayward and Exploring Art's Story with Janice Walrafen.To register, for class descriptions or more information call (802) 479-7069 or visit www.studioplacearts.com Warm up winter with your creative fires - Firehouse Education Program announces their Winter/Spring 2004 creative classes. Burlington City Arts is pleased to be taking over the classes and programs of the Frog Hollow Craft School's Burlington location. The Craft School is now part of Studio 250 and is called the Clay & Craft Studio. To view our full catalog and register online visit www.BurlingtonCityArts.com CURTAIN GOING UP! Winter Theatre Camps Grades 1-5. March 8th to April 14th; Mondays & Wednesdays; 3:00 pm-5:00 pm. The Catalyst Theatre Company leads the kids through exciting theater games that work on pantomime, voice, and improvisation skills. Previous experience in acting, singing or dancing is not necessary. For more information call the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks 802-878-1375. Vermont Studio Center offers 4-12 week independent studio residencies year-round for 52 artists and writers per month. Deadline is ongoing. For more information call 802-635-2727 or visit www.vermontstudiocenter.org The Carving studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT, announce their 2004 workshops. For more information visit www.carvingstudio.org FireFly Productions Spring Theatre Classes - Firefly will be holding theatre classes for all ages. For updates, specific dates and times, or for more information call 802-644-2542 or email firefly@together.net Arts Management in Community Institutions Training Institute- St. Paul, Minnesota June 6-19, 2004. The AMICI Training Institute is an intensive professional development program tailored to the needs of key administrators and leaders in the field of nonprofit, community based schools of the arts. Application deadline is March 1st. For more information visit www.nationalguild.org Craft in the Digital Age: Exploring Technology's Role in Fine Craft- A national conference exploring the connection between handmade methods for creating fine craft and technology-driven techniques is being presented by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen on April 24th this one-day event will be held at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. Pre-registration for this conference is required. For more information about registration or event details, visit www.nhcrafts.org , or contact the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen by emailing nhleague@nhcrats.org or calling 603-224-3375. Events: ESTROGEN FEST - 4th ANNUAL WEEKEND OF WOMEN'S FILMS & PERFORMANCES - Feb. 19-22, Flynn Space, Burlington www.estrogenfest.org . For info contact Deb Ellis debellis@adelphia.net . FAT TUESDAY FUNDRAISER - Wild Root Arts and the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at Riverview Cafe, 3 Bridge Street, Brattleboro. Tuesday, February 24th 6:00-10:00 pm. Live music with Fuzzy Logic, special appearance by Ladies of the Rainbow Lounge, hors d'ouvres, silent auction, prizes for best costumes, Vermont Folk Rocker raffle plus other raffles, child friendly face painting and more. Costumes optional but strongly encouraged. Tickets: 99 cents at the door (includes raffle ticket) For more information call 802-254-9276 VERTICAL RIVER - Paintings and Sculptures by Nicholas Hecht. An art show in the new public space at Northern Power Systems, Waitsfield, VT. Artist opening February 20th 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with light refreshments. Northern Power Systems is located in the Mad River Park complex off of Route 100. Woodchuck Theatre Presents "Off the Top of My Head" - An evening of old music, old songs, old stories and lots of laughs featuring Woodchuck Theatre Founder and Ground Hog Opry creator, George Woodard and his 11-year-old son Henry. Performances are on Saturdays at 7:30 pm at the following three locations: Vergennes Opera House: February 28th (tickets call 877-6737), Barre Opera House: March 6th (tickets call 476-8188) and Waterbury Thatcher Brook School: March 13th (info: 244-1571) Underneath the Lintel - Vermont Stage Company, downtown Burlington's only professional theatre, will present Glen Berger's mesmerizing and hypnotic off-Broadway hit, in the intimate setting of FlynnSpace. Presented from Wednesday March 17th, through Sunday March 28th, with performances at 7:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and at 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be purchased through the Flynn Regional Box Office by calling 86-Flynn or by logging on to www.flynntix.org The Vermont Theatre Company will present "Spike Heels" by Theresa Rebeck, February 20th-22nd Friday, Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. "Spike Heels" is directed by Susan Ford who describes the play as an updated version of "Pygmalion": a sassy comedy about the battle of the sexes which involves role reversal and some funny 'turning of tables'. For reservations and information call 802-258-1344. The Harlem Renaissance and African-American Contributions to the Arts - February 19th - 21st Free and open to the public, the symposium will explore the Harlem Renaissance era of the 1920s. For more information, contact Jessa Karki, Middlebury College Office of Institutional Diversity, at 802-443-5709 or jkarki@middlebury.edu Vermont A Cappella Summit - Collegiate, High School and Professional a cappella singers and fans will come together for a three day conference, The Vermont A Cappella Summit, on March 5th - 7th, at the University of Vermont. Two evenings of concerts and two days of workshops will provide an exciting introduction to the world of a cappella for the novice and bring experts together to share knowledge. All events are open to the public. For more information visit Crossroads Arts presents the internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th, at Rutland Intermediate School. Tickets for the Cashore Marionette program are $20 for adults and $15 for students. For tickets or more information, call Crossroads 24 hours a day at 775-5413. culinary comedy "The Art of Dining " by Tina Howe at UVM Theatre's Royall Tyler Stage February 25th - March 7th . Evening performances at 7:30pm; 2pm matinee on Sun., March 7th. March 4th performance will be ASL signed for the deaf community and the March 5th performance will be described for the sight impaired. Contact Vermont Council of the Blind for March 5th ticket info 865-8558 Box Office at (802) 656-2094. For tickets visit www.uvmtheatre.org . Creating for Creators, The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) and the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP) are sponsoring a weekend workshop, Creating for Creators, led by best-selling author and consultant Robert Fritz. March 6th -7th, Brattleboro, VT. This workshop is designed specifically for artists whether you're working as a visual artist or craftsperson, a musician or composer, a dancer, a photographer, a filmmaker, an actor, playwright, writer, poet, or in any other art form. For more information on Creating for Creators, please visit or . Featured Artist Exhibition at The Chaffee Art Center including artists Kimberlee Forney, Irene LaCroix, Christine Mix, Michele Smith and Nancy Taplin. In our Gallery for Young Artists, Justine Farrow will display her students' artwork from Proctor Elementary School and Leicester Elementary School. The exhibition opens with a reception on February 20th, from 5 - 8 PM and continues until March 28th. For more information please call the gallery at 802-775-0356 or visit us online at www.chaffeeartcenter.org . WINTER READING SERIES - The Weston Playhouse, in collaboration with local libraries and bookstores, welcomes the community to a series of winter reading discussions focused on plays from the upcoming summer season. For more information contact Rena Murman at 802-824-8167 or visit Essex Community Players presents "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Tennessee Williams, "A Candle on the Table" by Patricia Clapp, and "Car Wash" by Louis Phillip in An Evening of One-Act Plays, February 19th and 20th at 8:00 p.m., February 21st at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Essex Center, VT. For tickets or information, call 878-9109 or visit www.essexplayers.com AVA Gallery and Arts Center- Lebanon, NH, presents "Blue and White", a suite of monotype drawings by James McGarrell with prose poems by Rosanna Warren and "Tondo", a series of collaborative works by Bob Nugent, Michael Manzavrakos, and Fred Ploeger, Wilder, VT. Both exhibits are February 21st - March 20th For more information: www.avagallery.org Chandler Music Hall - Randolph, VT. February 21st 8:00 p.m. Paul Asbel, a versatile jazz and blues guitarist. March 7th 3:00 p.m. Classicopia, a new chamber music organization dedicated to performing and teaching the highest quality chamber music. For more information call the Chandler Box Office 802-728-6464. Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble -RESCHEDULED: Olivier Messiaen "Vignet Regards" McCarthy Art Center, St. Michael's College March 19th 8:00 p.m. and March 21st 7:00 p.m. at the Montpelier Unitarian Church. For more information visit www.vcme.org Art of Asia: Recent Acquisitions from the Nalin, Duke, and Pikens Collections - February 8th - June 27th. Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. For more information visit www.flemingmuseum.org Gallery on the Green Exhibits ChildREn's Works - The Shelburne Craft School Gallery on the Green and local public and private schools are collaborating to present an exhibit of art created by children in grades K-8. The exhibit runs February 7th - March 5th. For more information visit www.shelburnecraftschool.org Prayers and Nightmares - Photographs, prints and mix-media of Diane Gabriel at the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street 2nd Floor, Burlington, VT. February 6th -29th. For more information visit www.burlingtoncityarts.com The Dance Company of Middlebury presents "Terrain," a group of diverse and lively new works by five award-winning professional choreographers, at 8:00 p.m. February 20th - 21st in the Middlebury College Center for the Arts Dance Theatre. For tickets or information, call the College Box Office at 802-443-6433 or visit the College's Web site at www.middlebury.edu/arts/ For a complete listing of events at Middlebury College visit their online calendar Catamount ArtS, St. Johnsbury, presents VIVA QUETZAL March 4th 8:00pm at the Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT. Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon 4:00 pm at the Catamount Art Center. For more information please visit our website at www.catamountarts.com Village Arts of Putney announces their 2004 Winter/Spring Workshops & Classes. Classes include Dennis Sheehan's: Intro to Painting In The Brown School Tradition and Peter Granucci: Fundamentals of Art Series. For more information visit www.villageartsofputney.com RESOURCES Do you know who's giving and getting grants relating to arts, culture and the humanities? Jump-start your search for funds in this field with the Foundation Center's "Grants for Arts, Culture and the Humanities". For more information visit SHOW WORKS - Mobile Concert and Event Stages, Barre, VT. Show Works offers technical services for live theater events; lighting, audio, and curtain system repair and installation; event management and staffing and much more. For more information call 802-476-4066. Flynn Center Publishes educational tool kit - The Flynn Educational Department recently released their first publication, a toolkit for teachers entitled "Words Come Alive! Strengthening Reading Comprehension with Drama and Movement." To order copies or for more information call 802-652-4500 or email education@flynncenter.org Fundraising Tools - CPG Enterprises, Shaftsbury, VT, has the "Vermont and New Hampshire Directories of Foundations". These Directories list foundations, incorporates in-state which make grants, and out-of-state foundations that target VT & NH causes and groups. For more information visit www.cpgfundraising.com Are you interested in renting studio space at Studio Place Arts, starting March 2004-or do you know someone who may? (Private and shared studio opportunities.) Please contact Sue Higby at SPA to learn more shigby@sover.net WEB WATCH Catamount Jazz Internet Radio Station www.live365.com/stations/catamountjazz Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing Seeks Event Listings- The VDTM is seeking upcoming event listings as part of its ongoing public relations and outreach efforts. Event listings are used for media releases, calendar listings, and on Vermont's official tourism website www.VermontVacation.com Events Calendars- Find and post events here: - VT Department of Tourism & Marketing: www.vermontvacation.com - Seven Days Calendar: - Flynn Tix (Click on 'See Calendar of Events'): - UVM Campus Events Calendar: - VT Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar: - VT Living's Events Calendar: To unsubscribe from the ArtMail mailing list, send email to with UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the message.  



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WORKSHOPS IN DOCUMENTARY FILM: Have an idea for a documentary but
wonder how to get it made? Sign up for one on one tutorials or weekend
workshops in Funding, Selling or Editing the documentary. All
workshops held at our Massachusetts location. See web info:
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June 15, 2003 POETRY WANTED for contest and festival. 40 line limit,
any subject, 2 copies- one with name, address, phone, e-mail. 3 Grand
Prize winners will receive $100 each and be danced by a professional
dance troupe at the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco. 40
additional prizes of $50, $25 and $10. All winners will be invited to
read at the festival. Contest fee, $5 per poem or 3 poems for
$10. Send entries and poems to: Judy Cheung, DPF Contest Chair, 704
Brigham Av, Santa Rosa CA 95404 OR www.artistsembassy.org OR

June 19, 2003 CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS!! Second Annual Shutter Bugs
Photography Show and Sale sponsored by the Wind River Valley Artists'
Guild. Exhibit dates are August 8 - 22, 2003. Opening reception,
August 8, 6-9 pm. Deadline for entries is July 30, 2003. For more
information or to receive a prospectus contact: Marette Nagel (307)
455-2011, email cmnagel@wyoming.com or Art Director, Chris Phelps,
(307) 455-3404, email wrvag@wyoming.com or send SASE to: Shutter Bug
Photography Exhibit, Box 26, Dubois WY 82513

June 30, 2003 ALDRICH POETRY COMPETITION Juror, Robert Pinsky, US Poet
Laureate (1997- 2000)/Pulitzer Prize nominee. Two poets
recognized. Chapbook published. Reading in January. Fee: $15. Check
payable: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Maximum 15 poems due by
July 31. Send SASE for guidelines to: Pamela Auchincloss, Aldrich
Poetry Competition, 258 Main St, Ridgefield CT 06877, or visit
cultural programs: www.aldrichart.org

June 30, 2003 Coker College's Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is reviewing
slides (all media) for solo shows 2004/05 season. Open to professional
artists 18 and older. Review committee looks for innovative art by
artists desiring exposure in academic setting. Slides are reviewed end
of October & returned by December 31 (if SASE is included). Send ten
slides, resume, and SASE by 10/25/03 to: Larry Merriman, Coker
College, 300 East College Av, Hartsville SC 29550. Prospectus? Send
SASE or request by e-mail from lmerriman@coker.edu Web:

June 30, 2003 OPEN SOLO COMPETITION at The Stage Gallery; slide
deadline June 30, Show August 2003. No commission; near Manhattan. Up
to 20 Slides $25. Prospectus (required) by SASE to: "OPEN SOLO," 11
Prospect Place, Massapequa NY 11758 OR download at:
http://www.stagegallery.org OR 516-797-9115. "BEST OF PRINTS AND
DRAWINGS, 2003" slide deadline June 30, Show Sep 5 - Oct 5,
2003. Prospectus from: "PRINTS & DRAWINGS," 11 Prospect Place,
Massapeuqa NY 11758

June 30, 2003 50 Artists Contest- **Attenion All painters,
printmakers, sculptures, photographers, and artists in general, ALL
MEDIA accepted- Fifty artists will be selected to be showcased in a
nationwide magazine. Please send resume, photocopies of Art (no larger
than 8x10) and 40$ for 3 entries to: 50 Artists Inc, Box 2658, Glen
Allen VA 23058-2658. Deadline is July 1st. All Media
accepted. Contact: ICETRAY333@CS.COM

- Oct.9, 2003) Best of Show: $1000, over $4,500 awards & purchase
awards. Juror, Julie Ann Cavnor, Executive Director, Maryland Art
Place, Baltimore. Artists over 18, recent work, all media (no
installation, performance, film) 2 slides: $25, Prospectus available
after April 21, 2003. Call, write or email for brochure and
application: Allegany Arts Council, 52 Baltimore St, Cumberland MD
21502, (301)777-2787 OR arts@allconet.org OR Download an entry form at

INVENTORS....to share in a creative collaboration. We are inviting YOU
to help create a fantastic place for children and their grownups to
play, learn, and spend time together. All disciplines. No fee to
apply. Up to 10 labeled slides with list or video clip up to 3
minutes, SASE for return, resume, and statement in any format/material
you choose that responds to the questions: Remember who you wanted to
be? Where did you play as a child? What did you do? What do you wish
you could have done? Mail to: Phoenix Family Museum, Box 2439,
Phoenix AZ 85002 postmark July 1, 2003. FedX to: Thinking Caps, 815 N
1st Av Suite 3w, Phoenix AZ 85003 Contact: Angela Cazel Jahn,
angela@phoenixfamilymuseum.org, or visit www.phoenixfamilymuseum.org
to download an official RFQ and learn more about us and this
project. We can't wait to see your work.

28. Open to all artists working in contemporary printmaking in all
media. Juror: Ann Williams, MFA, Printmaker, Painter,
Curator. DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2003. Awards: $500 cash to two artists;
$300, Best of show & $200, Outstanding. One artist will have
opportunity to participate in a three-person invitational exhibit in
2004. Twelve artists will be awarded internet publication on gallery
site for one year. All artists' slides accepted for the exhibits will
be promoted in the Gallery Source Book for one year. Juried by
slides. Entry fee five slides for $35. For prospectus send #10 SASE
to: Makeready's Gallery 214 ArtSpace, 214 Glenridge Av, Montclair NJ
07042 OR 973-744-1940 OR 973-744-2202(FAX)

July 6, 2003 QUILTS FOR ART SAKE II - October 3 - 26. Open to all
artists working in contemporary quilt art, traditional and
non-traditional in a quilt/layered composition in any medium. Juror:
Hildreth York, Pd.D., Professor Emerita, Art History, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick NJ. DEADLINE JULY 15, 2003. Awards: $500
cash to two artists; $300, Best of Show & 200, Outstanding. One artist
will have opportunity to participate in a three-person invitational
exhibit in 2004. Twelve artists will be awarded internet publication
on gallery site for one year. All artists' slides accepted for the
exhibits will be promoted in the Gallery Source Book for one
year. Juried by slides. Entry fee five slides for $35. For a
prospectus send a #10 SASE to: Makeready's Gallery 214 ArtSpace, 214
Glenridge Av, Montclair NJ 07042 OR 973-744-1940 OR 973-744-2202(FAX)

July 15, 2003 CALL FOR ENTRIES: BRANDEIS SUKKAH ART 2003 The Hadassah
International Research Institute on Jewish Women is holding a juried
competition to select five original works of art to be displayed
inside its Sukkah, October 10-20, 2003. Artists should create a
proposal sketch for a panel 3 feet wide by 4 feet long, highlighting
Sukkot themes and incorporating at least one Hebrew word (written in
Hebrew). Finished panels must be able to withstand outside exposure
for seven days and be mountable on wooden slats. Please send letter of
interest, panel sketch (artist name on back only), and a SASE. Jury
notification: August 8, 2003. Delivery of chosen panels will be on or
around October 8, 2003. There is no entrance fee; $200 honoraria will
be awarded to winning artists. Artist is responsible for all
materials, costs associated with the work, and shipping or delivery
costs. Send entries to: A Davis, Brandeis University, Women's Studies
Research Center MS 079, 515 South St, Waltham MA
02454-9110. Inquiries: anad@brandeis.edu

July 31, 2003 New York, NY - Direct Art #2, second biannual
international competition for publication in Direct Art Magazine
Volume 9. $22000.00 in publication awards including front and back
covers of magazine with feature articles. Deadline July 31. For
prospectus e-mail Direct Art at directartmag@aol.com print form from
Internet at, http://www.slowart.com/dab-entry.htm, or send SASE to:
SlowArt Productions, 870 Sixth Avenue, New York NY 10001

10/1-10/30, 2003. Open to anyone 18+ living in the USA. 2-D artwork
only, no photography. Slides due August 5. For prospectus send SASE
to: Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Dr, Port Arthur TX
77642 OR www.art-tams.com. Cash prizes awarded.

July 31, 2003 CALL FOR ENTRY Feed the Body, Feed the Soul. Theme:
Gifts from the Earth. Deadline August 16, 2003. Exhibition runs
Sept. 29 - Nov. 1, 2003. National fine craft, fine art
competition. $3500 cash awards. Open to all artists residing in the
United States, 18 years of age and older. Art must not exceed 36
inches in any direction. Project includes a closing party and art
auction and benefits Shared Harvest Foodbank and Fitton Center for
Creative Arts. For required entry form, send business sized SASE to:
FBFS, Fitton Center, 101 S Monument Av, Hamilton OH 45011 OR
www.fittoncenter.org OR 513-863-8873

July 31, 2003 "ABSTRACTION 2003 II," at The Stage Gallery; slide
deadline July 31, (early entries appreciated). Exhibition: October 9 -
November 9, 2003. No commission; near Manhattan. Up to 3 slides $25,
$5 each additional. Prospectus (required) by SASE to: "ABSTR", 11
Prospect Place, Massapequa NY 11758 or download at:
http://www.stagegallery.org. 516-797-9115

August 10, 2003 Call to Artists for 28th Annual Juried Open
Show. $1000 Best of Show. Jurors: Sarah Flohr and Tom Monteith (CSU
Sacramento). Open to all 2 and 3-dimensional fine arts (except
photography & jewelry; no crafts). Slide deadline, August 22,
2003. Notification mailed by Sept. 10. Up to 3 entries, $10
each. Exhibiting October 16 - December 18, 2003, at the 405 Gallery,
Roseville, CA. Prospectus available by sending SASE to: Roseville Arts
Center, 424 Oak St, Roseville CA 95678 OR request electronically from
rosecurator@surewest.net OR 916-783-4117

August 18, 2003 CALL FOR DOILIES, an installation titled Stitches that
Heal by Akiko Kotani. Please help me collect 2,000 doilies both
traditional and non-traditional, not more than 12 inches in diameter,
for an installation that opens Sept 12 and continues to Nov 12, 2003
at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This collaboration to collect
doilies by people from many nations is to show the healing power of
making doilies and the stories they tell. Send item(s) with your name,
phone, email, addressed envelope to: Stitches that Heal, Pittsburgh
Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15232. More
information available at stitches@pittsburgharts.org OR

August 22, 2003 Rosenthal Internantional Juried Competition. $1,500 in
awards and gallery sales encouraged. Open to all artists 18+. 2D in
all media accepted, no 3D. Juror, Robert Gerhart, artist and Associate
Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. Show dates are Oct 17 - Nov 14, 2003. $25 entry fee, up to
three slides. For prospectus send #10 SASE to: Rosenthal Gallery,
Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville NC
28301 OR
(available after June 15th). Contact Soni Martin at (910) 672-1057 or
email smartin@uncfsu.edu

11/4-11/26, 2003. Open to anyone 18+ living in the USA. Black & white
or color photography only. Slides due September 2. For prospectus send
SASE to: Texas Artists Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Dr, Port Arthur TX
77642 OR www.art-tams.com. Cash prizes awarded.

September 30, 2003 PUBLIC ART PROJECTS The Florida Art In State
Buildings Program administers the Florida Statute 255.043 (Chapter
95-235, Laws of Florida) that requires .5% of the total appropriation
for construction of new state buildings, not to exceed $100,000, be
set aside for acquiring artwork for permanent display as part of the
State of Florida's permanent art collection. The program at UCF is
administered specifically by the Art Department and The College of
Arts and Sciences, which oversee this State program by coordinating
committees for each art purchase for each new building. These small
committees choose artwork by viewing slides from a selection of
artists, according to the considerations of size, site, and
media. Please take the time to submit the following materials as part
of your submission to our database, which is used as a small pool from
which to choose artists for these commissions - 1) A maximum of 20
slides (minimum 10), labeled chronologically with a dot in the lower
left corner, 2) A corresponding slide identification sheet with title,
size, medium, and date; 3) A brief statement of interest; 4) A current
curriculum vitae; 5) An optional SASE for the eventual return of your
slides. Mail Submissions to: Art In State Buildings Program, UCF
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October 4, 2003 LA PETITE IX, small format art competition, 2 & 3 D,
entries by slide or CD, $10 ea - 3/$25. $2200 Awards. Entry form:
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Jun 14, 2003 COMPANY MANAGER Jul 6-20, 2003. Assist artistic director
with organization of 2 week new play development retreat. Housing,
meals, and $600. Must be excellent driver and highly organized. For
more information contact: Elyse, Hourglass Group, 212-439-8122 OR

Jun 15, 2003 ELECTRONIC IMAGING PROFESSOR Starts Fall 2003. Visiting
lecturer in illustration and electronic imaging. MFA, strong
professional record, teaching experience, good understanding of the
field. Send application letter, resume, contact info of 3 references,
examples of assignments and syllabi, and 20 examples of own and
student work to: Electronic Imaging Professor Search, Office of Human
Resources, University of Massachusetts, 285 Old Westport Rd, North
Dartmouth MA 02747

Jun 15, 2003 POETRY PRIZE An annual $25,000 prize for a book of poems
by a US citizen. Publishers may submit books published in 2002. No
entry fee. For complete guidelines please contact: Ryan Murphy, Lenore
Marshall Poetry Prize, Academy of American Poets, 588 Broadway Suite
604, New York NY 10012 OR 212-274-0343 OR rmurphy@poets.org

Jun 16, 2003 WRITING COMPETITION The four categories include
script-writing, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Open to residents of
Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. $5,600
in awards. Entry fee. For an entry form send SASE to: Greater Augusta
Arts Council, Box 1776, Augusta GA 30903 OR http://www.AugustaArts.com

Jun 24, 2003 POETRY AWARDS Open to residents of North America (USA &
Canada). Any subject. 40 lines max, 6 entries max. Entries must be
unpublished. Prizes $300, $50(10). No fee. Contact: Arrow North
American Poetry Awards, Arrow Publishing, Box 120, Lowood QLD 4311,
Canada OR

Jun 30, 2003 FILM AND VIDEO GRANTS Awards anually to projects that are
unique and benefit society. Total awards are $50000. For more
information contact: Roy W Dean Film & Video Grants,

Jun 30, 2003 SHORT FICTION AWARD A prize of $1,000 and publication of
original short story in The Los Angeles Review. Submit 25 pages
maximum length story with entry fee. Name on cover sheet only. SASE,
for notification only, to: Kate Gale, Red Hen Press, RHP Poetry Award,
Box 3537, Granada Hills CA 91394 OR 818-831-0649 OR
http://www.redhen.org OR editor@redhen.org

Jul 01, 2003 JURIED FISH ART SHOW FISH FOLLIES! A juried show about
the seas. Spectacular seafood prizes! Open to all media, and all
artists 18+ in western US. (AK, WA, ID, MT, OR, CA, AZ, NV, WY, NM,
CO). Aug 27- Oct 31. Two entries, two slides per work. Entry
fee. Insurance. For a prospectus send SASE to: Fish Follies, Cordova
Museum, Box 391, Cordova AK 99574 OR 907-424-6665 OR

Jul 09, 2003 BEST TRAVEL STORY Article should be 1,000-1,500 words in
length. Use Word Count and include the number of words along with your
contact information with the entry. Entry should tell about a trip
related to women's spirituality whether the trip was a group trip or
individual journey. Include the advantages and disadvantages as well
as whether you would recommend the trip to others. Send your entries
to: Aikya Param, Women's Spirituality Newsletter OR aikya@yahoo.com

Jul 24, 2003 COLORED PENCIL ART EXHIBITION Juried international art of
the colored pencil exhibition. $7000 in cash prizes plus awards. For a
prospectus send SASE to: Priscilla Humay, Colored Pencil Society of
America, 138 Whistler Rd, Highland Park IL 60035 OR 847-433-1819 OR
847-433-1827(FAX) OR http://www.cpsa.org OR humay@enteract.com

Aug 01, 2003 RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2-6 month residencies for artists
worldwide working in vitreous china, iron, enamel, or brass. Studio
space, free materials, use of equipment, housing, weekly
honoraria. For more information send a #10 SASE with 55 cents postage
to: Kim Cridler, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Av, Box
489, Sheboygan WI 53082 OR 920-458-6144 OR kcridler@jmkac.org

Aug 31, 2003 WRITING COMPETITION Any style or length ok, fiction or
creative nonfiction. Prize is $750 as an advance against royalties, a
standard royalty contract & publication in a first edition of at least
500 copies in a trade paperback format. Other finalists may be
selected for publication. Fee $20. Contact: Antonio Vallone, Mammoth
Books Contest, 7 Juniata St, DuBois PA 15801 OR

Sep 30, 2003 CALL FOR ENTRIES A new gallery in the heart of the arts
district in Kansas City MO seeks submissions from artists working in
video and installation. Possible artist representation
available. Gallery services such as photographic documentation and
promotional counseling with future cv/portfolio/proposal presentation
available. All entries must include cover letter, cv, artist
statement, project proposal, 10-20 recent slides or a CD/VHS, slide
list if applicable, and SASE to: Beth Wickerson, 2016 Baltimore Av,
Kansas City MO 64108 OR bethallisongallery@hotmail.com

Oct 17, 2003 JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PHOTO2003 Black and White Classic
Juried Photography Show. For a prospectus send SASE to: Brush Art
Gallery, 256 Market St, Lowell MA 01852 OR http://www.thebrush.org

Dec 31, 2003 ONLINE GALLERY Provides all artists with a free online
gallery to advertise their art for sale. For more information contact:
World Art Emporium, http://worldartemporium.co.uk OR

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Vermont Opportunity:

NRG Systems, Inc (www.nrgsystems.com) is looking for an artist. They
are looking for someone who has the talent and ability to create 2 ½'
round, 1" thick floor "tiles" to be placed into a stained concrete
floor. The "tiles" will tell the history of the wind energy
industry. They could be painted, lithographed, etched into several
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facility in Hinesburg, VT. Project completion set for Spring 2004.
If this is something you would be interested in, please send
credentials and any slides/pictures that would be helpful to: Dale
Carreiro, NRG Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 509, 110 Commerce St.,
Hinesburg, VT 05461. dale@nrgsystems.com. 802 482 2255 Please
submit your interest by June 30, 2003. Thank you.

Out of State Opportunities:
Washburn University seeks entrants for its' Eighth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition
WHO: all sculptors
WHAT: up to 5 sculptures are chosen with each receiving a $1000
honoraria for display at Washburn University for one year.
WHEN: Slides are due July 1, 2003. $20 entry fee for up to 3 works
submitted. Works are displayed from September 2003 to July 2004.
HOW: For a prospectus send a business sized SASE to:
Greg Inkmann
Sculpture Competition
2135 SW Prairie Rd.
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Utah's Public Art Program announces call for proposals for new Health Sciences Building at the University of Utah.

Total budget of $235,000 with deadline for preliminary proposals of July 8, 2003.

For complete information visit our web site at:

Questions: Jim Glenn @ 801-533-3585 or Fletcher Booth at 801-533-3586
Jim Glenn
Utah Public & Design Arts Program
617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

MTA Metro Art has issued Calls to Artists for 5 new project opportunities in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. Three of these projects are national calls and 2 are for California-based artists--all are qualification based calls (no proposals requested). The opportunities include:
* Civic Center Station (2 opportunities, budgets $60,000 and $90,000, national call)
* Wilshire/Vermont Station (budget $150,000, national call)
* Florence Station (budget $80,000, California-based artists)
* Firestone Station (budget $80,000, California-based artists)
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please visit www.mta.net/metroart <http://www.mta.net/metroart> and click
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Date: Fri, 23 May 2003
From: astander@vermontartscouncil.org
Subject: Arts Directory & Grant Updates

UPDATE YOUR ARTS DIRECTORY LISTING TODAY! - The Council's web site is receiving a steady increase in visitors and the Arts Directory is by far the most popular section of our site. Take a look at your listing today and make sure all the contact information is up to date - especially your email and web site addresses. Also we strongly encourage you to update your profile with information about your current activities, recent or upcoming shows or exhibitions, awards, etc. Your listing can be a dynamic marketing tool and serve as an electronic billboard to inform people about where they can see you and your work. We also encourage you to regularly update your image. If you need assistance with updating your listing or have questions about or suggestions for the Arts Directory, contact Andrea Stander, Communications Director at astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422.

LIST YOUR PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITS, WORKSHOPS, ETC. ONLINE FOR FREE - The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing has a free online events calendar. Go to www.vermontvacation.com and select "Events" from the left side menu then choose "Submit an Event." This is an easy-to-use online form and this web site receives a very high volume of visitors because all the Department's paid advertising and media efforts drive people to the web site. Also the Department's PR folks regularly "mine" the events calendar for story ideas to pitch to state and national media outlets. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Andrea Stander, Communications Director at astander@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5422.

The Council is getting ready to conduct our biennial jury process for artists. If you are interested in applying to receive the designation of "Vermont Arts Council Juried Artist," watch your email for notification about the new guidelines and application process. We will be posting the guidelines on our website (www.vermontartscouncil.org) in the upcoming weeks with an anticipated application deadline of early to mid-September. If you've receive this email message, you will automatically recieve an email notification when the guidelines are available. In the meantime, you can begin planning for your submission by preparing appropriate artistic support materials in the form of high quality videotapes, audiotapes, CD’s, slides, etc. Professional-quality promotional materials are also required. For more information contact Michele Bailey - mbailey@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-3294.

Revised Opportunity Grant Guidelines and application forms are now available on-line. Artist Development and Organizational Technical Assistance/Travel Grant deadlines have increased to 6 times per year: July 2, September 2, November 3, January 3, March 3, May 3. Check out our website at www.vermontartscouncil.org for detailed information. If you have questions contact Heather Pipino, Grants Manager at hpipino@vermontartscouncil.org or 828-5425.

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 13, 2003, 4:00 - 6:30 PM - JOIN US FOR THE WALTER CERF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY & THE COUNCIL'S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. Cerf Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to flutist, composer and teacher Louis Moyse and ceramicist/sculptor Malcolm Wright. The Council’s Business Award will be presented to Key Bank. There will be musical entertainment by special guests and refreshments. The public is welcome - an RSVP is requested. To RSVP or for more information contact Arlene Coughlin at 828-3293 or acoughlin@vermontartscouncil.org.

The Vermont Community Foundation's Arts Endowment Fund supports the efforts of Vermont artists and arts organizations in two areas: 1) creation and production of new work and 2) technical assistance. Guidelines can be found www.vermontcf.org. Complete applications should be submitted to the Vermont Community Foundation office and postmarked by June 1.

Michele Bailey
Director of Creation & Presentation Programs
Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
ph: 802-828-3294
fx: 802-828-3363

web: www.vermontartscouncil.org
email: mbailey@vermontartscouncil.org