Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

Weeknd Scene: Bread Loaf Environmental Conference 2018

March 10 / 18

Hello, creative people! I have something for the literary peeps. The Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference 2018 will be taking place this June. Here are just a few things to look at…

Credit source: Middlebury Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference

5th Annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

The 5th annual Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program and the Franklin Environmental Center.



Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2018.  The conference will take place at the Bread Loaf Campus of Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont.



The conference will incorporate the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model of small, focused workshops coupled with specialized classes focusing on the craft of writing. Workshops will be limited to ten participants so that each manuscript will receive individual, focused attention, and critique. All participants will also meet individually with their workshop leader to amplify and refine what was said in the workshop itself. Established editors, literary agents, and publishers will give presentations on placing work in magazines and navigating the environmental book publishing world…5

Click here to see 2017 Schedule.



Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference will feature seven workshops with up to ten participants in each group. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers including poets Brooks Haxton and Amber Flora Thomas; fiction writer Luis Alberto Urrea; and nonfiction writers Ted Genoways, Deirdre Heekin, Scott Russell Sanders, and Ginger Strand.  In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

For more, please click on this link.


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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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July 16, 2014

Hello again! We’re focusing on one of the art residence of Vermont Studio Center. By the looks of the place, I say this center would be one of the places I would love to go. Peace, tranquility, and creativity indeed!

Since 1984, the center has provided an outlet to help artists to reach their potential and give them a creative outlet. It is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the nation. With 50 writers and visual artist per month.

Artist in motion at VSC.

The center offers:

  • 2 to 12 week studio residences for, again 50 writers and visual artists per month
  • You have private studio space
  • Simple, private rooms
  • Opportunity for focused, independent work and to share your work
  • Large and diverse creative community
  • Three annual fellowship deadlines are: February 15, June 15, and October 1

The best time to apply is at least six months in advance of your preferred start date. They will accept applications as late as 6 weeks in advance for the month you are applying. Summer and fall are their most popular and competitive.

Trim and peaceful Vermont Studio Center.


For more information on applying , online payment, or contact please go to

Vermont Studio Center/80 Pearl Street P.O. Box 613/Johnson, Vermont 05656

Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday!



July 9, 2014

Hey! I promised you guys that I’d return with some art news did I not? I’ve found ten art residences in the US. Yes, you may have missed the deadline to apply, but that won’t stop you from applying next year.

I will choose one of these residences for next Wednesday’s Art Scene. There are many art residencies to choose from, but don’t rush. Take the time to look through to see which one is just right for you.

I’ve checked on two contests from deviantART, World of Water and The Transformation Challenge. Both contest are closed, but no winners to these contests yet. So I’ll keep an update on that during the week. Come back this Friday and Saturday for more posts!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Be Blessed!