All posts tagged: January 2016

Films @ Sundance Film Festival 2016

January 11 / 16 Hey there…..film 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…..   SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2016   As You Are Equity Goat Lovesong 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) Nuts The Bad Kids A Good Wife Brahman Naman Mammal Much Ado About Nothing Pleasure.Love. Sand Storm Wild A Flag Without a Country Hooligan Sparrow Sonita 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 …

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, …

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…..be on the look-out! I’m not sure if there is still a chance to attend …

The Scene Wednesday: Art Business Workshop Scholarships

12.16.15 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.   ART BUSINESS WORKSHOP / WASHINGTON D.C. /  JANUARY 16-17, 2016   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 …

The Scene Weekend: Call for Artists!

12.12.15 Hello! Looking and searching interesting creative things for you. Calling all artists…..found a few entries that may tickle your creative feathers. Read on……   INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES 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 Website: http://www.arkroomgallery.com Prospectus: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex78     NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES 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, …

!Reminder! Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair

12.9.15 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!   Call for Submissions for Front Entrance Project! Deadline to apply: January 4, 2016 Transform the interior front entrance of the Artist Project!Artist Project is currently looking for proposals for an exciting installation to be displayed at the front entrance of the 2016 art fair. This amazing opportunity offers an artist or a collective the chance for exposure to an art-loving audience at a professional-level art fair. Enjoy the perks of being an Artist Project artist while connecting with an incredible network of talented and supportive artists and collectives working in a variety of media. This opportunity will provide a $2,000 honorarium (includes material costs). Learn more & apply →       Selected project will receive: ✓ Art Lovers: Connect with 15,000+ qualified visitors who love art. ✓ FREE Space: A 100-foot white wall in …

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

12.5.15 Hello, the first weekend of December is here.   2016 AWP AWARD SERIES GUIDELINES 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 Amazon.com and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction awards the winner $5,500, supported by Amazon.com, 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 …