Dream Hoop (Dreamcatcher Series) (2008)
Basketball hoop rim, white bedsheet, basketball
Suzanne Broughel is a NYFA Fellow in Scultpure
Smack Mellon is accepting proposals for site-specific work for an exhibition in its DUMBO gallery space. In planning their proposals, applicants are encouraged to consult the gallery’s floor plan and images of the space. Click here to learn more about the application process.
Red Hen Press, a non-profit literary press based in Pasadena, CA, is accepting previously unpublished poetry manuscripts (48 page minimum). The winner will have his or her collection published and will receive a $3,000 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award. This year’s final judge is Claudia Rankine. For complete submission instructions, click here.
Recology SF, San Francisco’s waste and recycling company, is accepting applications for its Artist in Residence Program. Resident artists receive a monthly stipend, a large studio space, 24-hour facility access, an exhibition, and the opportunity to source art materials from the Public Disposal Area (also known as “the dump”). In return, residents are expected to donate a few pieces to the company’s collection and to meet with visiting tour groups. The goal of this program is to use art to inspire recycling and conservation as San Francisco moves toward its goal of zero waste by 2020. To be eligible, applicants must live in the San Francisco area. Click here to learn more.
The Center for Documentary Studies / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biannual prize awarded to an American documentary photographer whose work has not yet been published in a full-length book. Applicants must submit a CD of forty images from an ongoing or recently completed project that represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. The winner receives a $3,000 grant and has his or her work published in a book sold through mainstream distribution channels. Click here for full submission guidelines.
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund provides grants to artists working in two-and three-dimensional media who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. and are at least 40 years old. Artists apply with images of ten recent works, a CV, and a statement articulating how a grant would enhance their creative output. In 2009, the Fund awarded four grants totaling $65,000. Click here for application forms and instructions.
Situated among 400 acres of rolling Blue Ridge farmland, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA, offers two-week to two-month residencies for writers, composers, and visual artists from around the world. Residents receive meals and private studios and bedrooms. The Center asks residents to contribute to the cost of their residency if able, but financial ability does not figure into the selection process. Click here to learn more.
The School of Arts & Humanities at the Claremont Graduate University in California is accepting applications for its 19th Annual Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. The Kate Tufts Discovery Award is a $10,000 prize for an outstanding first book of poems; the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is a $100,000 prize given to a mid-career poet, and is the world’s largest monetary honor for a single collection of poetry. Click here for more information, and here to download an application.
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters rigorous dialogue about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society through public programs and project-based grants to both individuals and organizations. The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications from individuals for its fall 2010 grant cycle. These grants provide critical support in the development, creation, and promotion of a variety of academic projects (exhibitions, publications, films, symposia, and other projects) about the designed environment. Click here for more information.
The Artists Residency program at the 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, WA, hosts 12-week residencies for new media artists. Residents have access to the Center’s computing facilities and extensive audio/video production, editing, and presentation equipment, and receive the resources necessary for presenting their work to the public. For more information, click here.
The Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program on Whidbey Island, WA, is accepting applications for its 2011 residency season (February - November). Residencies are for two to six weeks and are open to women writers from around the world. Residents live in handcrafted cottages on the property’s 48 acres of forest and meadow with access to nearby Double Bluff beach, and enjoy a nightly communal dinner prepared with locally and organically grown food. Click here to download the application.
You Are So Unaware of Your Beauty 646-607-5550 (2008)
Peter Garfield is a NYFA Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books and Interdisciplinary Work
Suzanne Broughel (NYFA Fellow in Sculpture, 2009) is featured in a salon-style survey at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO through August 29. Broughel often makes sculptures from household objects with racial implications. The piece Broughel has contributed to this group show consists of an undershirt, tie-dyed with skin bronzers, on a clothes hanger modified with afro picks. The show also features work by the other 34 women artists in tART, a New York-based collective that fosters public engagement, education, and activism through visual art.
Composer and violinist Cornelius Dufallo (Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2006 and 2007) premieres new work for violin by Vijay Iyer (NYFA Fellow in Music Composition, 2006) and others in Journaling (part two) on August 15 at 8 p.m. at The Stone in the East Village. Dufallo is a member of the acclaimed amplified string quartet, ETHEL, and is the founding director of the new music ensemble, Ne(x)tworks. He returns to The Stone on August 24 at 8 p.m. for the Ne(x)tworks Composers Series, and on August 27 at 10 p.m. for a performance with the other members of the Ne(x)tworks String Trio.
Peter Garfield (NYFA Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books, 1999, and Interdisciplinary Work, 2009), Abby Robinson (NYFA Fellow in Photography, 2006), and Penelope Umbrico (NYFA Fellow in Photography, 2002 and 2010) are featured in the group show Housed at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island through September 5. The show juxtaposes Austen’s own Victorian photographs with new photography and video works that reflect contemporary anxieties about home and the self.
Sigrid Nunez (NYFA Fellow in Fiction, 2006) is participating in the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 12 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Nunez’s new novel, Salvation City, set in the near future, is about a boy who loses his parents in a flu pandemic and goes to live with an evangelical pastor and his wife in a small town in Indiana. Nunez will give readings at the following venues: Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at the 82nd Street Barnes & Noble Bookstore; Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. at The New School; and Thursday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the New York State Writers Institute, SUNY Albany.
Congratulations to the following NYFA Fiscally Sponsored artists who have received 2010 NYSCA grants, ranging from $10,000 to $20,000: In animation, Jeremiah Dickey (Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2009); in film, Bart Everly (Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2000 and 2008) and Kryssa Schemmerling (Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2010); in music, Volker Goetze (Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2009) and Rudresh Mahanthappa (NYFA Fellow in Music Composition, 2006 and 2010, and Fiscally Sponsored Artist, 2002 and 2007).
VW Bus: Shower Power (2001)
60,000 Chartpak colored film flowers on clear vinyl shower curtains, aluminum frame
Devorah Sperber is a NYFA Fellow in Sculpture
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The Patchogue Arts Council will hold its third Walking Arts Tour of the South Shore of Long Island this fall. The kickoff party is August 28 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Visual Arts in Blue Point, NY. Beth Giacummo (NYFA MARK Artist, 2009, and MARK Consultant, 2010) is the Council’s founding vice president.
Don Voisine (NYFA Fellow in Painting, 2006) is in the group show M5 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space through August 22, 2010.
Robert Seng and Lisa Hein (NYFA Fellows in Architecture/Environmental Structures, 2000 and 2006) have created an installation for the HarborArts Outdoor Gallery in the Boston Harbor Shipyard.
Nina Katchadourian (NYFA Fellow in Video, 2004) and Jeff Sonhouse (NYFA Fellow in Painting, 2004) are featured in the group show, Adaptation: Between Species at The Power Plant in Toronto, Canada, through September 12.
Marina Zurkow (NYFA Fellow in Computer Arts, 2005) presents her Elixir Series of single-channel digital videos in a solo show at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco through August 21.
David Means (NYFA Fellow in Fiction, 1994) has just released a collection of short stories, The Spot, published by Faber and Faber.
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