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MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18

Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for http://www.bestproducts.com, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less…


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I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.

 

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MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

MidWeek Update: NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops & Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

6. 6. 18

Hey! Literature peeps this is just for you…


Credit source: The Writer

 

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

Date

Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

Categories

Children’s, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Location

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Admission Fees

Varies

Description

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to handle the intense atmosphere of the workshops.

Contact Information

Charles Fiore
Charles@ncwriters.org

Website

www.ncwriters.org

 

 

 

Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2018

Date

Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Categories

Children’s, Crime/Thriller, Drama, Essay, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Journalism, Mystery, Nonfiction, Personal Journals, Plays, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenwritin, Young Adult

Location

Franklin Tennessee – just south of Nashville

Admission Fees

$379 for Early Registration (deadline June 1, 2018)
$399 Regular Registration (deadline August 23, 2018) 

Discounts and scholarships are available. Please see website for details.

Description

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature.

Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, intimate workshops and panels, and on our close-knit community of writers.

At the conference, we try diligently to ensure that the weekend has something for every writer and lover of literature, and our sessions are structured to assist writers on multiple career levels. Our learning tracks tackle the craft of writing, the business of writing, marketing, and forensics.

Killer Nashville features nine breakout sessions for intense smaller group interaction, an authors’ bar (free for hotel guests), a moonshine and wine tasting, free agent/editor roundtable pitch sessions, a mock crime scene designed by special agents and other law enforcement professionals, cocktail receptions, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet, film previews, live music performances and—of course—all the great activities one can enjoy in downtown Nashville.

Contact Information

Liz Gatterer: contact@KillerNashville.com

Website

https://www.KillerNashville.com

 

 

 

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MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

6. 6. 18

Hello everyone! Hump Wednesday is here and its time for some midweek updates. This is for artists and photographers who would love to let people see their works in motion. Here some competitions or exhibitions, courtesy of Art Show that may interest you.


Credit source: http://www.artshow.com

 

52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

The Placerville Arts Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 5-19, 2018 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club in Placerville, California. Anticipated $4,000 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Open to artists 18 years and older. Media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, alkyd, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, and 3D. Work must be original, less than three years old and not shown previously at a Mother Lode Show. No prints, copies, or reproductions will be accepted. $40 for up to 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline: June 18, 2018 (until midnight Pacific time). More info. Contact: email or call 530-621-2468.

 

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg Art Prize 2018

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organised by the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a private not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of little-known artists through a group exhibition by the finalists and support from the international network of Prize finalists, in existence since 2015. The winner receives significant help in the form of a grant of 25,000 euros (about US$31,000 or GBP22,000 or CA$40,000) and is entirely free to use the money in any way they choose. All the finalists’ expenses are paid by the organisation during the group exhibition (transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person who can accompany them. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques). $68 for unlimited submitted worksDeadline: June 18, 2018. More info.

 

 

 

 

 

New Horizons: Landscapes

3 Square Art in Fort Collins, CO announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 20 – August 17, 2018. $300 in awards. We are looking for all types of works–painting, sculpture, photography and more–works that show off vision for landscape artwork. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see the beauty of your landscape… The main criteria for selection are creativity and fresh approaches in the artwork. $38 for 3 images, $5 for additional work (up to 5). Deadline: June 18, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 970-373-5880.

 

 

 

 

 

2nd International Photography Competition

Fusion Art seeks entries for an online juried exhibition, July 15 – October 14, 2018. Awards will be given to the top 5 winners in each category including worldwide promotion and inclusion in Fusion Art’s new Artsy.net gallery. Guest Juror: Stephen Baumbach. For this open (no theme) competition, the gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best digital art and photography using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes. $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 20, 2018. More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

Wasatch Plein Air Paradise 2018

The Midway Art Association (MAA) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Wasatch Plein Air Paradise (WPAP) painting competition and exhibition to take place at the Midway Town Hall (Midway, Utah) June 23rd – July 4th, 2018. Wasatch Plein Air Paradise is now one of the largest in Utah with over 100 artists of all levels from Utah and surrounding areas competing for over $12,000 in awards and prizes. This signature event of the Midway Art Association is the main fundraiser for our non-profit group, which provides art education, demonstrations, competitions and scholarships for deserving students. All of our events are open to the public. $10 per entry prior to May 18, $15 per entry thereafter. Deadline: June 23, 2018More info. Contact: email or call (480) 822-8861.

 

 

 

 

 

Visions In Clay

The LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4-21, 2018. Best of Show $800 | 2nd Place $600 | 3rd Place $400 | San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award ~ $300 | Arts Lecture/Demo Award: $400. Juror: Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction. Visions In Clay hosts a gallery and an online exhibition, selecting 60-65 works per show. $30 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 209-954-5507.

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, 6th Annual

Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 1-30, 2018 at the 29 Palms Art Gallery in Twenty-nine Palms, California. $5,000 in cash awards, exhibition catalog, and month-long exhibition. Artwork must depict or be inspired by the natural aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Open to living artists around the world, age 18 and over, 2D or 3D original artwork created within the last 5 years. $35 for up to three artwork images. Deadline: June 25, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual Skies Art Competition

Fusion Art announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 1-31, 2018. Top 5 winners in each category included in Fusion Art’s Artsy.net gallery. Artists can only show and sell on Artsy through a gallery partner. Juror: Chris Hoffman. For this competition, both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting the sky. The Best in Show winners will be invited to Fusion Art’s 3rd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in February 2019. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: June 27, 2018More info. Contact: email

 

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Square Foot Exhibit

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association in Bismarck, ND announces a call to artists for a non-juried art exhibition, August 7-31, 2018. Open to oil, watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media. $25 for one entry; $30 for two entries. Deadline: June 29, 2018. More info (PDF). Contact: email or call 701-223-5986.

 

 

 

 

 

9th International Painting Annual Publication

The International Painting Annual is open to any artist submitting original works of art or design created within the past three-plus years (2015 – 2018). Artists, designers, illustrators, and creative visual artists in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works of painting in a wide range of applications. $2000 in cash awards. Note: As this is a book project, works that are not otherwise available (i.e. physically) may be submitted for consideration. All that is required of accepted artists is a print-quality hi-res digital image of accepted works. All artists selected for inclusion receive a complimentary copy of the finished book. $40 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 513-861-3638.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Call for Art

Artist Portfolio Magazine announces a call to artists. Awards: 1st Place $1k + cover art & 4 page spread, 2nd Place $500 + 4 page spread, 3rd Place $250 + 4 page spread, 17 Honorable Mentions 4 page spread. Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 20 is an open art competition that is available to all artists worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. All visual art mediums and styles are welcome. Issue 35 will be over 80 pages of nothing but art and available online and in print. $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info.

 

 

 

 

 

Strange Figurations

SlowArt Productions seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-30, 2018 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. Open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 518-828-2343.

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

The Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 7-29, 2018. Cash Awards over $2500, with Best in Show at $1000. Juror: Andrew Ross. Open to U.S. residents, 18 years or older. Photographs must be original photographs or photographically derived work, and not done under supervision. All work submitted must be suitably prepared for installation. The curator reserves the right to deny entry if any work is deemed not suitable for display or too difficult to install. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2014, and not previously exhibited in a Lynchburg juried photography show. $35 for three images. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 434-528-3256, ext. 127.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Elevated

Artists from around the world are invited to submit images of their works to be considered for Art Elevated, a public art initiative launched by the Garment District Alliance in partnership with Orangenius, a technology platform for the arts community. 1st Prize: $1500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $500. 90 Finalists will have their artwork displayed on banners throughout the Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018. Open to any type of visual artist, working in any medium, context or geographical location. The submission must be from a living artist, 18 years or older. Only an individual artist can enter. If a work is created by more than one person, the submission must be from a primary creator or copyright holder with permission to submit the work. Entries cannot be submitted by Orangenius or GDA affiliated entities, agents, officers, directors, owners, employees, or their immediate families, nor can work commissioned by Orangenius or GDA be submitted. $15 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 919-619-2327.

 

 

 

 

 

31st annual Northern National Art Competition

The Nicolet College Art Gallery and The Northern Arts Council announce a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 29 – November 9, 2018, at the Nicolet College Art Gallery in Rhinelander, WI. More than $8,500 will be awarded, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence and several $500 Special Merit awards. Juror: Mark Steven Greenfield. Open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Each artist may submit one or two images of recent, original, 2D hang-able artwork in any medium including drawing, painting, collage, photography, fiber, and mixed media. There is no theme. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 715-365-4556.

 

 

 

 

 

ArtisTTable Women’s Show – Her Story

ArtisTTable announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 12 – September 20, 2018. Cash Prizes for the first 3 places. Juror: Ilana Weiler. Her Story is an open themed exhibition that is for female artists only. This is an all media show that will include photography, and video as well, as drawing, painting and 3-dimensional work. You may submit up to 5 pieces per $25 entry fee. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 231.883.1681.

 

 

 

 

 

24th Annual Regional Art Exhibition

Artists of Northwest Arkansas seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 6-28, 2018 at Art Ventures in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Over $6000 in Cash plus Merchandise Certificates, $2000 Best of Show. Entry Judges: Simon Kogan, Phil Starke, Thelma Blackburn. Award judge to be announced. The exhibition may be entered by any artist, 18 years of age or older, currently living in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma. All 2- and 3-dimensional media are eligible. The categories include Drawing/Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography/Digital Art, Water Media (watercolor and acrylic), and 3D Sculpture. $50 for 3 entries, $10 for each additional entry up to 5 total. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 480-432-5000.

 

 

 

 

 

NVAL 33rd Annual Juried National Show

The North Valley Art League seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4 – October 6, 2018, at the NVAL Carter House Gallery in Redding, CA. Total Awards: $2000, Best of Show $1000. Juror: Robert Burridge, Internationally Acclaimed Painter residing in Arroyo Grande, California. Open to all artists 18 years old and over, who are residents of the United States. Work must be original, both in concept and execution. Eligible Media: All two-dimensional media done in Oil, Pastel (Oil or Soft), Water Media, Drawing Media, Alcohol Ink, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and Collage. Non-Eligible Media: Giclées, Photography, Computer-generated art, work done in a class or workshop; copied work or work previously shown in any NVAL National Juried Show. Entries must be framed or be on 1.5 – 2 inches deep gallery-wrapped canvas with sides finished. Maximum size: 40 x 40 inches, including frame. $40 for 3 entries, $5 for each additional entry. Deadline: June 30, 5pm PDT. More info. Contact: email or call 530-221-1993.

 

 

 

 

 

StoriesToArt 2018 Call for Artists

StoriesToArt is accepting 300 artists through a juried application process to exhibit and sell work on a unique platform. Artists are judged on a first-come, first-served basis. We currently welcome distinguished artists from every field and recent art school graduates residing in the U.S. to apply, and we hope to expand internationally in the near future. Free to enter! Deadline: June 30, 2018. Apply here. Contact: email or call 571-344-0082.

 

 

 

 

 

The Gateway International Painting Competition

Painters over 18 years of age living anywhere in the world may enter this online painting competition. $1,000 cash Best in Show; 12 finalists receive entry credits; 1 Artists Choice $100 cash. Juror: John Buxton, professional artist. All 2-D works created using traditional physical painting media are eligible: oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, ink, charcoal, acrylic, and mixed media. Submit your high-resolution image online. (No digital art, no photography– no work area /background showing–no frames). $25 annual membership fee; $10 per painting entry/enter as often as you wish. Deadline: June 30, 2018. More info. Contact: email or call 928-282-4326; 928-201-5082.

That is it for the month of June. Go to www.artshow.com for more call for artists, workshops, tutorials, and more.

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

Wednz Scene: Music Workshops for the Adults

May 16 / 18

Hello! Have you ever decided that you were going to attend a workshop? Any type of workshop, but for adults? Well here’s your opportunity. Found a few here, courtesy of Interlochen Center of the Arts. Located in Interlochen Michigan, the center provides art education programs for children and adults.


Credit source: Interlochen Center for the Arts

Lecture: The Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look the career of Leonard Bernstein.

Friday, June 15, 2018, and Sunday, July 15, 2018

Registration Fee: $20

Join Interlochen Public Radio’s classical music host Amanda Sewell for a look at the career of Leonard Bernstein. Composer, conductor, pianist, and educator, Bernstein was one of the most prominent figures in classical music during the 20th century. This course will survey Bernstein’s life and career, including the Young People’s Concerts, his Charles Elliot Norton lectures at Harvard, his long tenure with the New York Philharmonic, his professional and personal relationships, and some of his most-loved music, including Candide and West Side Story.

Register for June 15 / Register for July 15

 

 

 

Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting one-day workshop!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Registration Fee: $95

*K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Join Interlochen College of Creative Arts’ faculty members Matthew Schroeder and Thomas Clippert for this exciting workshop focused on fingerstyle guitar technique, groove, and musicianship! Participants in this course will enjoy two 90-minute sessions led by the instructors, the opportunity to practice with peers, enjoy dinner together, and network. The day will conclude with a performance by the faculty on Interlochen’s campus. This program is perfect for those seeking to brush up or improve their skills in fingerstyle technique or those seeking a refresher on technique in preparation for the four-day Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop. Participants in this course should have at least one year of serious study on the guitar, including a basic understanding of general chord shapes, and familiarity with standard notation or tablature. Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar.

Register Here for the Fingerstyle Guitar Package
Extend your experience and sign up for both Techniques in Fingerstyle Guitar and the Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop and receive a price break on your registration. Enjoy five days for only $555!

Students must supply their own steel-string acoustic guitar, clip-on tuner, and extra strings.

Additional Optional supplies: capo, notebook.

To register click here.

Adult Chamber Music Camp

For more than 60 years, adult musicians have come to Interlochen to read, play and polish great works of chamber music together.

Monday, August 13, 2018, to Saturday, August 18, 2018

(See note below regarding optional Sunday morning opportunity.)

Registration Fee: $545

*K-12 Educators: Earn State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.

Chamber musicians from around the world immerse themselves in instruction and performances with a faculty of leading string, keyboard, and woodwind musicians. A variety of class options provide an enriching and flexible experience to all participants, including daily reading pairings or intensive study. Pedagogy workshops, master classes, participant performances, largely conducted reading ensembles, and the Chamber Concert Series, featuring daily performances with our professional artist quartet-in-residence, and notable faculty members from leading university musical instrument performance programs, round out this remarkable Camp.

The theme for 2018 is “Fearless Pioneering.” Please click on the Repertoire tab above for more information about the theme and the repertoire that will be studied in the Large Conducted Ensembles.

For information about the structure of the camp, types of ensembles, including the date and time for check-in, times for workshops, master classes, and specific campus information related to Chamber Camp, please see the Schedule tab above and click on the schedule link. The schedule and information are subject to change as we get closer to August.

**While Adult Chamber Music Camp officially ends Saturday evening after the quartet performance, some rehearsal spaces remain open Sunday morning (Aug 19) for optional coaching sessions. Participants electing this option must form their own groups and must make scheduling and payment arrangements on their own with faculty members for coaching. NOTE: Coaching fee is $100/hour and is paid directly to the coach.

To register click here.

You can check their website, www.interlochen.org to check out their programs for music, visual arts, creative writing and more. Once there, click on Adults Art Programs and you’ll see these three programs that are listed. If you live in the area and you would like to try something creatively new, this may be just for you.

 

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Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Wednz Scene: Inflatable Expanding Works of Art & FAWC Events & Exhibitions

May 9 / 18

Hello everybody! It’s Hump Day Wednesday and it’s time to see the who, what, and where creativity is if that makes sense. Here’s what’s happening…


Credit Source: Exploratorium

 

INFLATABLE: EXPANDING WORKS OF ART

MAY 26–SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.

Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder, and editor-in-chief of Colossal.

ARTISTS:

AMANDA PARER
JASON HACKENWERTH
JIMMY KUEHNLE
PNEUHAUS
SHIH CHIEH HUANG

To get tickets, click here.

 


FAWC Events & Exhibitions

Credit Source: Fine Art Works Center in Provincetown

 

If you’re in the area, these events and exhibitions may be of interests…

 

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FAWC

PAAM COLLECTION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
OF THE FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
MAY 11 -JUNE 17

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THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING

THE BEGINNING: THE WORK CENTER TAKES WING
FOUNDERS AND FRIENDS
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
MAY 25 -JULY 22

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A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO

A SALUTE TO SALVATORE & JOSEPHINE DEL DEO
PROVINCETOWN PILGRIM MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
CURATED BY SAM TAGER
MAY 25 THROUGH 2018

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CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD

CONNECTIONS: VISUAL FELLOWS OF CAPE COD
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART,
HOPE-MCCLENNEN & OCEAN EDGE GALLERIES
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 9
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AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST

AI WEIWEI – ARTIST & ACTIVIST
HUDSON D. WALKER GALLERY
CURATED BY CHRISTOPHE MAO
JULY 27 – AUGUST 8

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42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST AND AUCTION PREVIEW

42ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION FEATURED ARTIST
AND AUCTION PREVIEW
NEW PROVINCETOWN PRINT PROJECT REBORN
AUGUST 10-17

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Click on the link  web.fawc.org, click on Events and Exhibitions. Enjoy your Hump Day, be blessed.

 

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Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Gaming Conventions for Summer 2018

April 25 / 18

Hello again…Just a last minute post for gaming conventions coming this Summer. Here are a few for those of you who hard on gamers…


Credit source: Digital Trends

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

When: June 12 to 14 (but really June 8 to 15)

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles

 

San Diego Comic-Con

When: July 19 to 22

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

 

Gamescom

When: August 21 to 25

Where: Cologne Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany

 

QuakeCon

When: August (TBA)

Where: Dallas (venue TBA)

 

I will post more for the coming Fall season. Enjoy your Wednesday and Thursday, be blessed!

 

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Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…


Credit source: Americans for the Arts

Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.

WE COME TOGETHER TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES STRONGER THROUGH THE ARTS.

For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to convention.artsusa.org/action/register. Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to convention.artsusa.org/about to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.

 

 

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Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

Wednz Scene: Writing Contests

April 18 / 18

Hello everyone…it’s Wednesday and looks like this month is halfway over. Hard to believe, but it’s happening. I’m always searching for contests to share with y’all and if there are writers out there who would love to put their story or poetry out there, here is your chance. Thanks to The Writer, they have contests you can enter to get your work noticed.


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The Coming Change

Write a 2,000-word fictional short story using any nuance, definition, or understanding of the word “change.”

Deadline: May 15th, 2018

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 2,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner will receive $250 and publication on writermag.com as well.

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2018 Nightjar Review Poetry Contest

Deadline

Monday, April 30, 2018

Categories

Entry Fees

Submit 1 poem for $6, or 3 poems for $15. No entry limits.

Prizes

Winner receives $200 and publication. Two finalists will also receive publication.

Description

2018 Judge: Jericho Brown
Contest submission window: January 30th to April 30th, 2018

Contest Judge: JERICHO BROWN is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.
Please submit one single poem ($6), a packet of three poems ($15), or any additional poem over a packet of three ($5) in a .doc or .docx file.
$200 cash prize + publication in Nightjar Review will be awarded to the winner.
All entries will also be considered for publication in Nightjar Review. The top two finalists are guaranteed publication.
All submissions must be anonymous: no name or contact information should appear on the poem. Entries must be submitted via Submittable. You may enter simultaneously submitted work as long as you notify us if the work is accepted elsewhere.
1st round of judging will be performed by Nightjar Review Editors and Readers. Finalists (approximately 10 to 12 poems) will then be forwarded to the Contest Judge for the final round of judging.
Winner will be selected by October 30th, 2018, along with two finalists at the judge’s discretion.
Entrants not selected as one of the 10-12 finalists will be notified of contest results and of the editors’ decision about publication of their entries by September 30th, 2018.
Winner and two finalists will be publicly announced by October 30th, 2018.

Contact Information

nightjarreview@gmail.com

Website

http://nightjarreview.com/2018-nightjar-review-poetry-contest.html

 

 

2-4-2 Poetry Contest

Deadline

Monday, May 7, 2018

Categories

Entry Fees

$9.95 to enter this and all contests at FanStory.com

Prizes

$100 Cash Prize

Description

A “2-4-2” is a poem that has three lines. The syllable count is 2-4-2. So the first line has two syllables. The second line has four. The third line has two syllables again. You can write about anything but keep the syllable count in mind while writing.

Contact Information

FanStory.com

Website

http://www.fanstory.com/contestdetails.jsp?id=104802

 

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