Friday, March 7, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I was intrigued by this call for entries that appeared this week in the New Haven Arts Council e-newsletter. I wish I had something available to enter. Maybe you do...
NATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Brooklyn, New York
Deadline: March 10, 2014
Exhibit Dates: April 26 - June 1, 2014
Wide Open 5 Art Show
Sponsor: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Venue: 499 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY
Juror: Paulina Pochoba of MOMA
Eligibility: The broad theme of "Wide Open 5" encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love - wide open spaces...arms wide open...eyes wide open - but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite - wide open to attack...corruption...failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore this idea of "wide open" in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.
Ours is a truly unique gallery - a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show, and look forward to exhibiting artist's work from all around the country, work in all sizes, subjects, and media, except film (it's almost completely wide open).
This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.
Fees: $45 for 3 images up to Feb 25; $65 up to March 10
E-mail: Jane Gutterman
Phone: 718 596-2506
Posted by CTSAJ at 4:32 PM
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Greetings to All,
No doubt you already have seen the Call for Artists, but there is more information here than I had noticed before. If you want to participate but you don't have a studio, there are studio-sharing options. Note the March 21 deadline to be included for fall 2014.
2014 Shoreline ArtsTrail Call for Artists
The Shoreline ArtsTrail announces its 13th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 22 and 23, 2014. Approximately 40 members artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford, and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists with media such as pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply to this event. Member artists are asked to demonstrate, answer questions and open their studios for the entire weekend to the public. During the Open Studios Weekend, the distinctive yellow “Open Studio” signs are placed to point visitors in the right direction. The Shoreline ArtsTrail is an artist-run organization and all members are required to volunteer.
BENEFITS: inclusion on ArtsTrail map and website (www.shorelineartstrail.com), a blog profile, state-wide publicity via print and online media, brochure/maps for personal use, and year-round marketing and networking opportunities with local artists.
Application fee: $10. Deadline for application: March 21, 2014. Dues: $275 and all members must join the Guilford Art Center for $35. Download an application at: http://shorelineartstrail.wordpress.com/call-for-artists. For more information, please contact Barbara at email@example.com or 203-453-3111.
Posted by CTSAJ at 4:07 PM
Monday, February 10, 2014
Greetings to All,
I hope you are managing to stay warm and upright and in one piece during this mega-ice season in New England.
I've been trying not only to get some painting done in my studio over the winter, but also to keep up with all the opportunities to exhibit that are coming across my desk. I enjoy showing my work, and I try to get my paintings out over a range of venues through the year. As I have done for the past few years, I have assembled as much of that show information as I can find and plotted it all out in a schedule and calendar. With all the shows plotted together on the same document, I can see where I might run into conflicts between events and how to avoid scheduling the same painting for two shows that overlap.
I've sent these two Excel-based documents to everyone (I think) who painted with CTSA in 2013. If you would like a copy and you did not receive that mailing, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know whether you prefer the editable Excel file or a PDF.
Believe it or not, it will not be long before we're out painting together again. I will be working on a schedule for our paint-outs. If you have suggestions for a place you would like to paint this year, you could either email it to me or post a comment on the blog. Please keep in mind that we need to have parking for as many as a dozen cars. If you have suggested a place before and not heard back from me about it, please don't give up. Tell me again. I really love to have your suggestions, but I don't always remember what we've discussed or manage to put those notes in a safe place.
I also hope that I can add more email addresses to the 48 currently on my regular painters list. On most of our paint-outs this year, we could have accommodated at least a few more painters, and I missed some of you who at one time were on that list. I know -- things change. I hope your absence means that you got a great job or a new grandchild or other events that make enrich your life. But when you have a Thursday morning free, remember where you can find some company.
Posted by CTSAJ at 2:46 PM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Greetings to All,
Well, it was almost going to be. The forecast for tomorrow calls for mostly sunny and mid-to high 30's. But that doesn't pair well with a robust breeze from the southwest, since to benefit from the heat of the sun you also have to be in the wind. So let's call it a wrap for 2013 and ramp up the studio production.
We painted together 30 times this year, starting on April 4 and ending on December 12, including two special broader group paint-outs in Lyme and New London. We'll still aim for mid-March for our first paint-out of 2014.
I'll be seeing some of you in the Madison Wednesday watercolor studio, starting on January 8. And Lyme's first show of 2014 receives on January 5, followed by Madison's member show receiving on February 1. I'll be working on a schedule of show details for 2014 as soon as that information starts hitting the airways. I'll also be working on our paint-out schedule, so if you have any suggestions for new venues, please either leave a comment on this post or send me an email. We will be sticking with our Thursday schedule for the entire season, rather than switching between Tuesday and Thursday.
I wish you a joyous, safe holiday season, and I'm looking forward to a fulfilling new year of painting and appreciating art together.
Posted by CTSAJ at 4:42 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Greetings to All,
Notwithstanding my Tuesday post, indicating that we would not paint this week, after lots of recalculating and after taking measure of the day's sun and blue sky, I managed to find one hardy soul -- Betsey -- to come out and paint with me this morning. Around 9:30, I pulled my car into the one space that I really-really wanted, just north of the alleyway by the Food Market. I set up my chair and low tables right next to my driver's side door, as there is a no-parking zone at the head of the alleyway, which minimizes the danger of a car turning in there. In the lee of my car, I was in an excellent sun trap, sheltered from the W/NW breeze.
Around 10 AM, Betsey set up her stool and gear right next to me. Except for fingers and noses, our layered clothing kept us quite toasty, and I even worked without gloves off and on through the morning. The paint started to freeze on my palette only once, probably around 11 AM. It was lots of fun, because people coming and going would stop and ask if we were nuts, amid other comments. Finally, around 11:45, the shadow of the market started to encroach, and the wind shifted westerly and picked up in velocity, blowing down the alleyway. But Betsey was finished already, and I was digging myself into a deeper hole laying in shadow shapes from a faulty memory. So we called it a day and ducked into Cilantro's to warm up and celebrate what may be our last paint-out of the year.
The toasty warm of the interior and the hot Chai for me and tea for Betsey were only made better by finding Gayle A. sitting there having a sandwich while he waited for his books to be wrapped up next door. Gayle says he has been very busy this year, painting a little, but working with an architect, developing professional drawings, as well as still dealing with family fall-out from the loss of Jeanne last year. But he was in good spirits, planning to head to DC over the holidays, and obviously doing a great job attending to his Christmas shopping, It was great to chat and catch up after such a long time.
So now we'll just hope to get a bonus paint-out next Thursday, when the forecast suggests we might expect much warmer weather. If it also has sun and not too much wind, we'll try to get out one more time. Then we call it quits no matter what the weather.
Photos from Guilford Green
Posted by CTSAJ at 4:23 PM