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Winter Reads 2018

Winter Reads 2018

January 13 / 18

I know, I’m really behind on what to read this winter, but today I’m making up for it. Here are several books that should keep you warm…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a quick peek to add to your must-read list. There are many more, you just have to look really good.

 

 

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Wknd Scene: Poster Contest

Wknd Scene: Poster Contest

December 2 / 17

Hello again, one last thing to add. I received this in my email earlier this week from Artfestival.com and of course, I wanted to share this with you. Take a look…


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Poster Contest for ArtFest by the Sea!

It’s not too late to submit your entries for the poster contest forArtFest by the Sea.

Please send your poster submissions no later than December 15th, 2017 to Malindar@artfestival.com. The poster should include an element of Juno Beach, such as a turtle, beach, lighthouse, pier, or anything else that reflects the beautiful beachside town. Submissions must be 2D for printing (i.e., painting, photography, mixed media, etc.).

Learn more about Juno Beach here.

Poster winner will be announced January 31st, 2018.

The selected winner will receive a 10′ x10′ space in the 2018 ArtFest by the Sea show (Value $475), as well as increased publicity.

ArtFest by the Sea is co-produced with:

Examples of previous years’ posters:

If you have not yet applied for this show, we encourage you to do so ASAP, as this show will close!

Apply for Artfest by the Sea

www.Artfestival.com

Just click on the link above to get all the information you need. Time is of the essence! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

 

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Wknd Scene: Call to Photographers

Wknd Scene: Call to Photographers

November 18 / 17

Hey! I know this is a sort of kind of late post. To all photographers, amateur or experienced, take a look at these exhibitions and contests.


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Photowork ’18: 31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

The Dutchess County Art Association & Barrett Art Center seek entries for a juried photography exhibition, February 10 – March 24, 2018, in Poughkeepsie, NY. $1,000 Juror Prize, $250 Second Prize; $125 Third Prize. Juror: Jason Wambsgans, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Photography. The show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. $40 entry fee. Deadline: December 5, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 845-471-2550.

 

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Portrait Photography

1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, California seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, December 9, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Best In Show, 2nd Place and 3rd Place. Juror: Andrew Overtoom. Open to all photographers internationally. Approximately fifty pieces will be selected for the exhibition from submitted photographs. $35 for five images / $5 each additional imageDeadline: November 26, 2017More info. Contact: email

 

Framed: Landscape Photography

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, January 1-20, 2018. Juror: Todd Johnson. 24 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibitions at the gallery. An additional 30 photographs will be selected for an online exhibition. Open to all photographers. $35 entry fee. Deadline: December 7, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 503-804-5032.

 

Landscapes Photography Call for Entry

The Center for Fine Art Photography seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, May 18 – June 16, 2018, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mentions. Juror: Allie Haeusslein. Open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. Images of all sizes are eligible. Members: $24 for the first three images. Non-Members: $38 for the first three images. Deadline: December 13, 2017More info. Contact: email or call 970-224-1010.

 

Just click on the links above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

 

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Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

October 21 / 17

Hey again….Second, Denver Art Week, which will be happening on November 3-11, 2017. I saw this while I was getting yesterday’s post for @ The Event ready. Here are some of the highlights…..


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Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year’s Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017

PROGRAMS

  1. Know Your Arts First Friday

  2. Free Night at the Museums

  3. Denver’s On Stage

  4. Family Friendly

  5. Hidden Gems

Lots of events taking place such as 14er Film Fest, 2 for 1 Admission to Listen/Hear 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down, and many other events during Denver Art Week.

Free Night at the Museums is where Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is free…yes FREE.

You’ll also experience the Denver Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 1-12 and Breakin’ Convention, Nov. 4-5, the world’s biggest festival of hip-hop dance theater.

For great deals and other information go to www.denver.org/denver-arts-week.

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Wknd Scene: Book Review

Wknd Scene: Book Review

October 21 / 17

Hey! It’s the weekend and I have three things to pass along to you today. First, a book review from Literary Hub. Three books that are the rave is Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love by Kathleen Collins and The Girls by Emma Cline.


 

Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker – “Saunders does a fine job—and has a fine time—quickening his little necropolis to literary life … Although readers may feel that Lincoln in the Bardohas little in common with the author’s dystopian short stories, there’s actually quite a lot of similarity in preoccupation and technique. Saunders often pays imaginative attention to corporations, bureaucracies, and nomenclature, and he has a predilection for creepy theme parks…In Saunders’s hands, Oak Hill, too, is a kind of theme park, with various rules and precincts and spectacles, as well as opportunities for the author’s parodic gifts … Even with this granular structure and its comic interludes, the book gathers a satisfying momentum, enough to reveal what Saunders has called, in one of his essays, a novel’s Apparent Narrative Rationale—what the writer and the reader have tacitly agreed the book is ‘about’ … he also elects to venture into Lincoln’s awareness and perceptions, and, when he does, it’s an all-in enterprise, a physical incursion undertaken not only to extract characterizing thoughts but also to influence them…Saunders is giving us an imaginative truth in keeping with a number of startling and benevolent short stories he has written, ones that end with characters reaching a low point and then pulling themselves back up.”

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Claire Fallon, The Huffington Post – “Collins’ impressionistic, psychologically observant collection captures moments from a past era that should remind idealistic readers today that our disillusionment is not new … At every turn, Collins burrows deep into the minds of her characters, mostly black women, and brings to life their daily joys and frustrations as well as their persistent anxieties … Nearly 30 years after her too-early passing, this author’s powerful debut collection manages to perfectly embody the existential torment of her country.”

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Kate Tuttle, The Los Angeles Times –  “The Girls is gorgeous, disquieting, and really, really good … [Cline’s] prose conveys a kind of atmospheric dread, punctuated by slyly distilled observation, not unlike the early cinematic style of Roman Polanski, whose wife, actress Sharon Tate, was killed by the Manson family. That deliberate tone remains throughout, though it’s somewhat less successful in the sections set in the present … By far the strongest writing comes when Cline limns the nearly exquisite boredom and anticipation of early adolescence … brings a fresh and discerning eye to both the specific, horrific crime at her book’s center, one firmly located in a time and place, and the timeless, slow-motion tragedy of a typical American girlhood.”

READ FULL REVIEW >>

 I think these books could be a great addition to your nightstand….Check out lithub.com for more about what’s going in the literary world.

 

 

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Weeknd Scene: National Convention / National Art Education Association

Weeknd Scene: National Convention / National Art Education Association

October  7/ 17

The weekend is here and I have a few posts to share with you. First, the National Convention for National Art Education Association will take place March 22 – 24, 2018. The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Here are the details for this event….


Credit source: National Art Education Association or NAEA

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world’s largest art education convention.

The three-day Convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups…research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours…keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars…with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the world….

REGISTER ONLINE HEREoffsite link

The 2018 NAEA National Convention will be held March 22-24 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

2018 NAEA National Convention Theme: Art + Design = STEAM

Registration Information

Preregistration (through 2/15/18) | Onsite Registration (after 2/15/18)

Active NAEA Member: $175 | $205
Student NAEA Member: $115 | $135
Retired NAEA Member: $130 | $160
Guest/Spouse: $130 | $160
Non-Member: $235 | $265

If this interests you can check out their website: www.arteducators.org. To get more information about the convention, please go to www.arteducators.org/events/national-convention.

 

 

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Weeknd Scene: Calling All Photographers…..

Weeknd Scene: Calling All Photographers…..

September 16 / 17

Hey again. CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! Artshow.com has a few opportunities for you guys to check out…


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Open Competition for All Photographers

Artist Portfolio Magazine is now accepting entries into our 2017 Online Photography Competition. 1st Place $300 + Cover of Artist Portfolio Magazine, 2nd Place $200 + 4 Page Spread, 3rd Place $100 + 4 Page Spread. Open to all photographers worldwide regardless of your standing in the art world. We receive art from artists who are just starting out (we’ve featured some on our past covers) to professional artists and everyone is treated equal and given the same amount of respect. 20 artists will be chosen for this issue. Any style of photography is acceptable (digital, analog, photo manipulation, etc … Anything photography). $30 for 4 works of art. Deadline: September 30, 2017More info.

 

 

Endangered Fine Art and Photography Contest 2017

The Endangered Fine Art and Photography Contest is an online, juried contest offering $7,000 in prize money and places in our Miami exhibition during Art Week, Dec 6-9, 2017. The challenge is to interpret Endangered through Celebration of the beauty of endangered species/habitats or illustration of the threats they face. The categories for entry are Fine Art (including sculpture, jewelry, wearable art) and Fine Art Photography (digital manipulation accepted). A special category for Young Artists. Entry donations go to the Center for Great Apes, a 501(C)(3) registered sanctuary giving lifetime care to orangutans and chimpanzees rescued from the entertainment industry and the exotic pet trade. Up to 2 images may be submitted for an entry donation of $35, Young artists $5 per image. Deadline: October 8, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 1-646-269-2389.

 

 

Photographic call for entry “unique: alternative processes”

A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24, 2017, to January 14, 2018. Thirty to thirty-five images will be selected. for the exhibition. A Blurb full-color catalog of the exhibit will be available for purchase. $675 in awards. Juror: Christina Z Anderson. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “Unique: Alternative Processes.” Any unique handmade prints are eligible with the exception of silver gelatin, C-prints, and digital prints. Eligible prints include cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints and mordancage. Unique prints made from digital negatives are eligible. The camera used for capture is immaterial. $35 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Deadline: October 9, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 512-422-4080.

 

 

Illuminate photography call for entry | Open internationally

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, April 13 – May 12, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mentions. Juror: Peggy Sue Amison. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post-production processes, and sizes are eligible for selection. Our calls for entry are open to all photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to participate. All photographic processes and presentation types are welcome to submit. Members: $24 for the first three images. Non-Members: $38 for the first three images. Deadline: October 18, 2017. More info. Contact: email or call 970-224-1010.

 

That’s it for now, but you can go to http://www.artshow.com to get updates. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.

 

 

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Weeknd Scene: Calling All Writers!….Writing Contests Opportunities

Weeknd Scene: Calling All Writers!….Writing Contests Opportunities

September 16 / 17

Hello, hello, and hello! The weekend is here and I’m playing catch up here so bear with me…..CALLING ALL WRITERS! Found a treasure trove of writing contest listings courtesy of Poets & Writers. Take a look for yourself….


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Mad Creek Books

Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee:
$28
Cash Prize:
$2,500

A prize of $2,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. Kathy Fagan will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $28 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Journal, the Ohio State University MFA program’s literary review, during the month of September. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Mad Creek Books, Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize, c/o Journal, Ohio State University, English Department, 421 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.

University of Massachusetts Press

Juniper Prizes

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee:
$30
Cash Prize:
$1,000
E-mail address:

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, and a short story collection, novella, or novel. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 70 pages or a story collection, novel, or novella of 150 to 350 pages with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Massachusetts Press, Juniper Prizes, East Experiment Station, 671 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003. (413) 545-2217. Mary Dougherty, University of Massachusetts Press Director.

Hackney Literary Awards

Novel Contest

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee:
$30
Cash Prize:
$5,000

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for an unpublished novel. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $30 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hackney Literary Awards, Novel Contest, 4650 Old Looney Mill Road, Birmingham, AL 35243.

Cave Canem Foundation

Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Deadline:

September 30, 2017

Entry Fee:

$12

Cash Prize:

$2,500

Website:

A prize valued at approximately $2,500 is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a black poet. The winner will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong residency at the Writer’s Room at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida, and will give a reading at the O, Miami Poetry Festival in April. Major Jackson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 25 to 30 pages with a $12 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Cave Canem Foundation, Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize, 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 858-0000.

Southwest Review

Morton Marr Poetry Prize

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee:
$5
Cash Prize:
$1,000
E-mail address:

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a poem or a group of poems by a writer who has not published a poetry collection. Submit up to six poems in a traditional form (such as a sonnet, sestina, or villanelle) with a $5 entry fee per poem by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southwest Review, Morton Marr Poetry Prize, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750374, Dallas, TX 75275. (214) 768-1037. Preston Hutcherson, Managing Editor.

New Criterion

Poetry Prize

Deadline:
September 30, 2017
Entry Fee:
$25
Cash Prize:
$3,000
E-mail address:
Website:

A prize of $3,000 and publication by St. Augustine’s Press is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Roger Kimball, Charles Martin, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Criterion, Poetry Prize, 900 Broadway, Suite 602, New York, NY 10003.

 

 

 

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