All posts tagged: Scene Wednesday

Scene Wednesday: Hollihock Writer’s Conference & Writeaway In Italy

August 10 / 16 Good Afternoon! This week is going a bit fast and we’re in the middle of it. It’s Hump Day Wednesday and there are two things to pass along. First, Hollihock Writer’s Conference…… (cred: hollihock.org) HOLLIHOCK WRITERS CONFERENCE Write | Inspire | Educate | Network NEW BEDFORD, MA   AUGUST 26 – 28, 2016   Join the creative community of New England including published authors, educators, and industry professionals as we explore all aspects of the writing life. Over this three-day conference, take part in discussions about the literary world of creative writing, poetry, and non-fiction; attend panels to learn tips on finding an agent and writing query letters; get your hands dirty in workshops and master classes; and hear professional writers share their work. Hollihock welcomes writers in any phase of their literary life, from beginners intimidated by the blank page, to published professionals looking for a network of fellow creative thinkers to share ideas. Join us August 26-28, 2016 and immerse yourself in the creative world for a wonderful weekend of …

Scene Wednesday: Call for Artists Continues…..

Aug 3 / 16 Afternoon folks! Haven’t forgotten any of you guys, but it’s been rather slow at the office. I managed to find a few things to pass along to you. For the artists out there here is something you need to know about….. (cred: artshow.com)   PLEIN AIR COMPETITION, QUICK DRAW, FINE ART BOOTHS — The Burnet Art Festival invites artists to participate in the Plein Air Competition, Quick draw, and fine art booths September 16-17, 2016 in Burnet, Texas. $2100+ in prizes. Juror: Maren Phillips. Artists 18 years and older. $40 entry fee. Deadline: August 17, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Susie Pell at info@artburnet.com or call 830-613-1055.   GAMES: FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT — The Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks works that are inspired by games and gaming culture for a juried art exhibition, October 28, 2016 – January 16, 2017 in Dowell (Solomons), MD. Jurors awards. The jury seeks works that explore the role that the visual arts have played in the invention, development, design, production, packaging, and marketing of …

Scene Wednesday: Literature Opportunities

July 27 / 16 Morning all! Just one post today….short and to the point. Have a few things going on in the literary department. Just some literary opportunities to share with you….. WHEELBARROW BOOKS POETRY PRIZE Sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU: Open to authors of a published full-length poetry collection. $1,000 award and book publication, with distribution by MSU Press. Original, unpublished poetry manuscripts in English, minimum 64 pages. $25 reading fee. Postmark deadline: October 1, 2016. Complete guidelines: poetry.rcah.msu.edu.   CALVINO PRIZE 12TH ANNUAL CALVINO PRIZE Sponsored by the University of Louisville. For a short story or novel in the fabulist, experimental vein of Italo Calvino. Final Judge for 2016: Jonathan Lethem, award-winning acclaimed novelist. 1st prize, $1,500 plus publication in the Salt Hill Journal. 2nd Prize, $300. 1st place winner invited, expenses paid, to read winning entry at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture held in February at the University of Louisville. Fee: $25. Deadline: October 15, 2016. Details: louisville.edu/english.   BRICK ROAD POETRY BOOK CONTEST Currently there are …

Scene Wednesday: Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Shows

July 13 / 16 Remember I said that fashion is being added to the site? Well, today is the day. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, fashion is also a part of creativity. The designers create modern, eye-catching, and sharp designs for the fashion conscience folks. The autumn/winter fashion shows have already passed through, but if you missed it, I got it here for you to catch up. Here are some of the highlights….. (cred: Vogue) I can only wish to clean out my closet to get the latest fashion trends…..one day it will happen. The autumn/winter collections for this year have already passed by and now I’m giving you an up close look at what some of the designers have put together. GIVENCHY         VALENTINO         ELIE SAAB (my favorite!) Cute how he adds the little girls into the runway!       J. MENDEL       CHRISTIAN DIOR   Great designs, great patterns, embellishments, and the flair for the dramatic. Creativity indeed. That’s …

Scene Wednesday: Workshops, Workshops, Workshops

July 6 / 16 Hey! Hope everyone enjoyed their 3-day July 4th weekend. It’s back to business at Shadowbox and it’s workshops…..all workshops. (cred: artshow.com) Plein Air Pastel Painting in Southern France – August 23 – September 2, 2016      Join Terri Ford for 10 fun and educational days of painting in the Lot & Dordogne regions of Southern France. Based at the idyllic Domaine du Haut Baran, the trip will include day trips to charming nearby villages, vineyards & many picturesque, historical locations. Terri will demonstrate techniques that she uses to create her award winning paintings. We will paint at Domain du Haut Baran (indoor studio and French easels available), and travel to neighboring villages and other locations on alternate days. Work closely with Terri or at your own pace and leisure. Enjoy delicious meals and wine along the way. Terri, an Eminent Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor. View details.   “Art Makers Denver – An Urban Art Retreat”, Denver, CO – September 18-20, …

Scene Wednesday: Competitions, Contests, & Exhibitions……

June 29 / 16 Hello! The last Wednesday for June has arrived and I have a few things to get your artistic skills set….. (cred: art show)  “HEAVY METAL”  — The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 31-October 1, 2016. Projected prizes $600. Juror: Michael Doig. “Heavy Metal” is a juried exhibit of railroad Art that is open nationally to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. We seek to present an exhibit of artworks in a wide range of media and techniques that celebrates the diverse rail heritage in the United States. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works. Digital art or work that originates as photographs must be described as such. $25/2 works; $10 ea for additional works up to total of 4. Deadline: July 18, 2016. Visit website for prospectus. Questions? Contact Rip Smith atberkeleyartswv@gmail.com or call …

Scene Wednesday: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

June 22 / 16 Good Morning everyone! Just one post so far…..I’ve been digging to post in the film department and I found one: Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s what I got so far….. (cred: Calgary International Film Festival or CIFF) CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 September 21 – October 2, 2016 The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced. TICKET PRICES  General Admission – $15 Student and Senior – $13  (With valid ID, seniors 65+) Ticket packages and passes – Starting at $115 Doc Soup Subscriptions – $68 *All prices include GST and service charges. Group ticket sales available – contact boxoffice@calgaryfilm.com. With a ticket, seating is guaranteed up to 15 minutes before the start of a film. There will be no entry 15 minutes after show time. There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets. Times and locations are subject to change.   VENUES  Main Festival Venues …

Scene Wednesday: Music Workshops Summer 2016

June 8 / 16 Hey! I just have one post for you guys today so let’s see what’s going on with these music workshops…… (cred: SMU Meadows School of the Arts) Orff Schulwerk Master Class June 20-24 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Noncredit Cost: $500 Housing: $300 for single; $250 for double (No meals are included.) Faculty: Christa Coogan and Werner Beidinger Orff Schulwerk, Levels I, II, And III June 20 – July 1 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Noncredit Cost: $800 Housing: $800 for single; $600 for double (No meals are included.) Faculty: Dena Byers, Michael Chandler, Paul Cribari, Andrew Ellingsen, Amy Fenton, Paul Hallsted, Richard Layton, Beth Melin Nelson, Jacqueline Schrader, Meg Tietz, and Paul Weller The Art of Teaching Music: A Workshop for Band Directors June 20-22 Directors: Brian Merrill and Matthew McInturf For further information, visit here. Kodály Certification Training Levels I, II, III and Choral Track Levels I, II, and III July 5-July 21 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays Presented in conjunction with the Plano ISD Kodály …