Films @ Sundance Film Festival 2016

Films @ Sundance Film Festival 2016

January 11 / 16

Hey there… festivals are getting ready for 2016 and Sundance is getting ready for their annual film festival this month, January 21 – 31, 2016 at City Park, Utah. From domestic, shorts, and documentaries, this year batch of films should be interesting…..




As You Are




Morris From America

Southside With You

The Birth of a Nation

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Holy Hell

How to Let Go of the World (and Love All of the Things Climate Can’t Change)


The Bad Kids

A Good Wife

Brahman Naman


Much Ado About Nothing


Sand Storm


A Flag Without a Country

Hooligan Sparrow


The Settlers

We Are X

When Two Worlds Collide

Captain Fantastic

Certain Women

Complete Unknown

Hunt for the Winterpeople

Manchester By the Sea

Mr. Pig

Sing Street

Sophie and the Rising Sun

Becoming Mike Nichols

Eat That Question – Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall


Under the Gun


Quite a list of films and there are more films to be seen. Remember to go to to find out more about tickets, program, schedule, and other information.








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January Shadow Spotlight: Stephen King

January Shadow Spotlight: Stephen King

January 11 / 16

Hey….Monday, Monday….we’re all recovering from the weekend. I’m scratching off Artist and replacing it with Shadow Spotlight. Shadowbox is focusing on all forms of creativity….and I’m mean this blog is doing just that! The legendary Stephen King is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. If you don’t know this master of horror, supernatural, suspense, fiction, sci-fi, and fantasy, you must be living under a rock! From The Shining, Misery, It, Carrie, The Stand, The Dark Tower….King has created a mass collection of literary works.

Not only has his work been read, but most of have appeared on the big screen and on tv. Carrie, The Shinning, Christine, Firestarter, and It. What makes his stories interesting? It’s just a fact that King can tell a pretty damn good story. These days, King is still turning out stories, his most recent, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, his tenth collection of short stories was released back in November.

So far, King has published 54 novels, seven under the pin name Richard Bachman. He wrote six non-fiction books, and written 200 short stories. This a literary legend with no signs of slowing down.


Quotes from Stephen King:
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.














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Editor’s Desk January 2016…..Something New Ahead

Editor’s Desk January 2016…..Something New Ahead

January 1/16

Vol. 4 / #1

Hello, Good Morning, and Happy New Year! Shadowbox is back for a fourth year and there will be some major changes ahead this year.

First, there is always that question of should I or shouldn’t I go to college, especially when it come to art, printmaking, literature, music……well for those of you who are seriously interested in going, you’ll won’t be disappointed. I’m always on the look-out for new things and I came across a jackpot…..colleges, universities, oodles of learning, not only in the art, but photography, literature, and other creative forms. January will be filled with educational info.

I did say that there will be some major changes….First, instead of artist spotlight, it will now be Creative Spotlight. This blog needs to feature not only artists, but writers, musicians, photographers, all forms of art.

The 2016  AWP Award Series Guidelines. I’ve posted this back in December and now I will be posting it again… on the look-out! I’m not sure if there is still a chance to attend the AWP Conference and Book Fair. I’ve also posted this before and it will be held in late March into early April. Hopefully there is still room for those interested.

Lastly, Shadowbox will be needing some help. As I’ve said before, running this blog is a very time-consuming job. It feels as if I have two jobs! Changes, changes, changes, it’s a new year after all!

Let’s get January 2016 started!


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The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships

The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships


Good Afternoon! I didn’t forget about Wednesday’s post, just have a lot to do this week for Shadowbox. I’ve posted the Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop (ABI) back in November and the deadline has already passed, but you still have a chance, please read on…..


(from ABI email)

The Arts Business Institute Winter Workshop 2016 has three full scholarships available for artists and makers who are interested in growing their small businesses. Deadline is December 23, 2015.




Are you interested in attending the upcoming Art Business Workshop in Washington, DC on January 16-17, 2016? Our workshop roster is filling, but The Arts Business Institute has set aside three seats in our program to be filled by scholarship winners. The three scholarships awarded will be for the full tuition of $250 for the weekend event, but do not include travel, meals or other expenses.

The workshop program includes interactive presentations on Art Marketing, Sales Strategies, Wholesaling, Pricing Your Work, Copyright Protection, Selling Art Online, The Corporate Art Market, and Creating an Art Website. In addition, there will be an artist panel discussion, an opportunity to walk the American Made Show (trade show for handmade goods, taking place concurrently with the workshop) and to participate in an emerging artist exhibition which will be critiqued by gallery owners, ABI faculty, and arts leaders. A limited number of personalized business consultations are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship applications must be received by the deadline of December 23, 2015 to be considered. Please share this opportunity if you know a deserving artist who should attend our workshop!

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If your interested please apply now! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and be blessed!



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The Scene Weekend: Call for Artists!

The Scene Weekend: Call for Artists!


Hello! Looking and searching interesting creative things for you. Calling all artists…..found a few entries that may tickle your creative feathers. Read on……


Essex Junction, Vermont
Deadline: December 30, 2015
Exhibit Dates: February 4-28, 2016
Title: Shadow and Light
Sponsor: Darkroom Gallery
Venue: 12 Main St., Essex Junction, VT 04552
Awards: All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner.
Juror: Taj Forer
Eligibility: All photographers, international
Fees: $24 for 4 images, $5 each for additional
Commission: varies
E-mail: Tim Gottshall
Phone: 802-777-3686



Cambridge, Massachusetts
Deadline: January 3, 2016, 11:59pm
Exhibit Dates: February 11 – March 12, 2016
Title: On the Body
Venue: Gallery 263
Juror: Ruth Erickson, Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Eligibility: Show us your reflections On the Body. Consider the figure draped, decorated, sculpted…from couture to tattoos to anatomy. Capture form in motion, among natural or constructed surroundings, or in relation to others. The body is our ultimate tool for experience, connection and expression. Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Accepting work in all media. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions.
Fees: $25 for 1-3 submissions / $40 for 4-6
Belmar, New Jersey
Deadline: January 4, 2016
Exhibit Dates: February 3-26, 2016
Title: Call for Art – The Great American Landscape
Sponsor: BelmarArts Center
Venue: 608 River Road, Belmar, NJ
Awards: cash awards for both youth (17 and under) and adults
Jurors: Ellen Martin & Stacy Smith
Eligibility: Open to photographers of all ages. Entries must be original photographs by the submitting artist. Entries may not have been previously exhibited by BelmarArts. This exhibition requires both an online and onsite jurying process. All preliminary accepted entries for second jurying must be: true to digital submissions, in a plain black frame and white matte, wired and ready for hanging, and have a maximum frame size of 24 inches on all sides. All art must be hand-delivered.
Fees: $15/entry for BAC members; $20/entry for non members; maximum of 2 entries
Commission: 30% BAC members/40% non members
E-mail: Beverly R. Miller
Phone: 732-245-6699

I did say a few, but there is three. You just have to see which one is best for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be always blessed!





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!Reminder! Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

!Reminder! Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair


Hello again….I said there will be reminders and this is one of them. For those artists who are interested in applying for the Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, you need to apply now! Deadline is January 4, 2016!


The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines


Hello, the first weekend of December is here.



Accepting online submission January 1 – February 28, 2016

(from The Writer’s Chronicle)

AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and unpublished authors alike.

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction awards the winner $5,500, supported by, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Winners in the Novel and Creative Nonfiction categories receive a $2,500 honorarium from AWP and publication by New Issues Press and the University of Georgia Press, respectively.

The Award Series conducts an evaluation process of writers, for writers, by writers, AWP hires a staff of “screener” who are themselves writers; the screeners review manuscripts for the judges. Typically, the screeners will select ten manuscripts in each genre for each judge’s final evaluations.

2016 Guidelines:

  • Manuscripts will be accepted between January 1 and February 28, 2016.
  • Submit your manuscript via Submittable at
  • For complete guidelines, entry requirements, and terms, please visit
  • Questions? Email


AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction

The AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction offers an award of $2,500 and publication by the University of Georgia Press.
2016 Judge: Michael Steinberg

AWP Prize for the Novel

The AWP Prize for the Novel offers an award of $2,500 and publication by New Issues Press.
2016 Judge: Karen Tei Yamashita

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

The Donald Hall Prize for Poetry offers an award of $5,500, supported by, and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
2016 Judge: Vijay Seshadri

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction

The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction offers an award of $5,500, supported by, and publication by the University of Massachusetts Press.
2016 Judge: Amy Hempel


So there is still a chance to polish off that unfinished manuscript and give it new life. Check back tomorrow for a different post! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, be blessed!







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