Hey folks. This site – is kind of awesome. Thanks to original FC member Marissa Aroy for passing it along! Lots of opportunities posted here.


Dear CaFE™ Artist,

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to to apply to one of these opportunities. Unless otherwise noted, all deadlines in CaFE™ occur at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (Denver, CO USA)

Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY!

Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Market


Event Dates: 6/2/12 – 6/3/12
Entry Deadline: 4/30/12

Showcase Noir: African American Artist and Designer Market, a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Department of Education and Community Engagement, presents a fine art and fine craft artists' market that celebrates African American artistic expression. The two-day event will take place June 2 – June 3, 2012, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The event will be outdoors beneath a canopy on the corner of Penn and Eighth Street, positioned between two stages during the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival, during the annual Three Rivers Arts Festival. We invite you to apply and celebrate with us this summer.

Wheat Ridge, CO Meet the Artist Event


Entry Deadline: 4/30/12

The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is seeking to contribute to the vitality of the Wheat Ridge Arts community by presenting our own local artists to the community. The Commission is sponsoring a series of "Meet The Artist" events which will take place at various businesses throughout Wheat Ridge on a monthly basis. Each artist selected will be featured at a designated business and will have the opportunity to display their artwork and make a presentation of their work to the public. ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists whose primary residence or artist’s studio is in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

2012 MACAA Members Juried Exhibition


Fee: $15.00 (2012 MACAA Members Juried Exhibition )
Entry Deadline: 5/1/12

The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery (ELJG), Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI presents a call for entries for the Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) Members Juried Exhibition. The exhibition dates are August 3 – October 6, 2012. The exhibition coincides with the 2012 MACAA Conference in Detroit, hosted by WSU’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History. The conference dates are October 3 – 6, 2012. A reception for the exhibition will be held at the ELJG on October 5 from 5-8PM and will include a conference keynote speaker at the Schaver Music Recital Hall (next door to the gallery) from 6-7:30PM. ABOUT THE JUROR Michelle Perron: Director, College for Creative Studies Center Galleries + Woodward Lecture Series and Director, Kresge Arts in Detroit.

4th Annual Loveland Art Studio Tour


Fee: $15.00 (Loveland Art Studio Tour Application Fee)
Entry Deadline: 5/1/12

The 4th Annual Loveland Art Studio Tour is held the 2nd weekend in October and is open to artists living in Loveland, CO. This juried exhibition is an exciting opportunity to showcase and invite collectors into artist’s studios. This event is organized to enhance recognition of the wonderful art community in Loveland and show visitors the quality of work being produced here.

Port of Portland North Tunnel Art


Entry Deadline: 5/1/12

The Port of Portland (Port) is requesting statements of qualifications (SOQs) from respondent artists or artist teams capable of contracting with the Port for the Port’s commission of a work of public art in a 1,030’ long subterranean pedestrian tunnel at the Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon. The artwork budget must not exceed $500,000. The deadline for submission of SOQs is May 1, 2012, 11:59 PM, MST. The Port intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to up to five (5) respondents whose SOQs indicate to the Port that they are highly qualified for the project.

City of Thornton: Art in the Park


Entry Deadline: 5/1/12

The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council (TASHCO) through the City of Thornton, Colorado, is requesting proposals in an open competition. We’re seeking Colorado artists to produce bench sculptures to be placed at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center Multi-purpose site at 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO 80233.

WEAD l Ecological Maintenance Art


Entry Deadline: 5/2/12

EcoFeminist l Maintenance Art is a group exhibition comprised of artists who are members of the WEAD–Women Environmental Artists Directory and whose work speaks to taking care of the planet and sustaining nature—ways that women maintain or nurture the earth that are sometimes seen as distinctly feminine. The works will be presented June 15 – September 28, 2012 at the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) offices in Novato, California. An opening reception will be on June 28. Jurors include WEAD co-founder Susan Leibovitz Steinman, San Francisco artist Bonnie Sherk, Bay Area curator Randy Rosenberg, Los Angeles gender studies professor Gloria Orenstein, and ecoartspace founder Patricia Watts who is organizing the exhibition. Approximately 150-170 pieces will be selected with no more than three works per artist. 2D only from artists outside the Bay Area, and also 3D if the artist lives in the Bay Area and can deliver works. Entry Deadline is May 2nd. The show is open to all US! based artists 18 yrs. and older who are currently members of WEAD–Women Environmental Artist Directory, or become members by May 2, 2012.

Flanders Nature Center/Blue Horse Arts: Plight of the Pollinators


Fee: $25.00 (Flanders Nature Center/Blue Horse Arts: Plight of the Pollinators)
Event Dates: 6/2/12 – 6/22/12
Entry Deadline: 5/4/12

Plight of the Pollinators: A Call to Artists Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, in conjunction with Blue Horse Arts Studio, located in Watertown, Connecticut, seeks artwork for an upcoming exhibition in June, 2012. Artists will be challenged to create works of art inspired by nature and/or critical environmental issues. This “Art of the Earth” series of events will encompass seasonal group exhibitions starting this spring with an initial call for art and multimedia creations for a “Plight of the Pollinators” exhibition. This exhibition will be open to the local and online community in an effort to raise awareness of the vital importance of the role of pollinators in maintaining the health of our food and eco-systems. Partial proceeds from the sale of work from the exhibition and entry fees will be donated to Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust’s environmental educational programming.

Metro Nashville Arts Commission RFQ KVB Roundabout Public Art Project, Nashville,TN


Entry Deadline: 5/4/12

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) is soliciting artists to design, fabricate and install artwork(s) at a newly constructed roundabout located at 8th Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and Korean Veterans Boulevard. The project budget allocates $750,000 for one artwork or multiple, related artworks. The public art project is open to established professional artists with a minimum of two years professional experience and experience with commissioned work budgets of at least $500,000.

City of Seattle: Art Interruptions


Entry Deadline: 5/4/12

Art Interruptions is seeking artists to create temporary art installations along Greenwood Avenue North and the Central Waterfront for six weeks during the summer of 2012. Art Interruptions encourages artists to install artworks on city sidewalks and parks and offer passers-by a brief interruption in their day, giving a moment of surprise, beauty or humor. Possible locations for artworks include street and park infrastructure/furniture (utility poles, trees, tree pits, walls, railings, stair risers, etc.). Up to 12 artists will be selected to develop a series of artworks in summer 2012. The call is open to artists residing in Washington state. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, May 4.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts: Wickford Junction Station


Entry Deadline: 5/4/12

Artwork for the facade and grounds of the Wickford Junction Train Station, 1051 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI, will be commissioned through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art. Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show


Fee: $35.00 (Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show)
Entry Deadline: 5/9/12

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photography Show

Rivers of Gold: The Inaugural Exhibition of the CAC Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter

Fee: $35.00 (Rivers of Gold: The Inaugural Exhibition of the CAC Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter)

Entry Deadline: 5/11/12

California Art Club Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter members are invited to submit works representing the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and American Rivers, as well as other rivers and important waterways in the Northern California region.

Linn County: Wickiup Hill Learning Center Exhibit Gallery


Entry Deadline: 5/11/12

The Linn County Public Art Commission is seeking qualifications from artists for a project at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center. BACKGROUND The Linn County Public Art Commission was established in 2010 by an ordinance adopted by the Linn County Board of Supervisors to direct funding for the inclusion of works of art in County capital improvement projects. The Commission, overseen by the County’s Board of Supervisors, is responsible for the planning, commissioning, and acquiring of all artwork in Linn County capital improvement projects. The mission of the Linn County Public Art program is to enrich the lives of local citizens and visitors by integrating public art into County planning, services, design and infrastructure.

Linn County: Courthouse


Entry Deadline: 5/11/12

The Linn County Public Art Commission is seeking qualifications from artists for a project at the Linn County Courthouse, which is being rebuilt as part of Linn County’s recovery from the 2008 flood. BACKGROUND The Linn County Public Art Commission was established in 2010 by an ordinance adopted by the Linn County Board of Supervisors to direct funding for the inclusion of works of art in County capital improvement projects. The Commission, overseen by the County’s Board of Supervisors, is responsible for the planning, commissioning, and acquiring of all artwork in Linn County capital improvement projects. The mission of the Linn County Public Art program is to enrich the lives of local citizens and visitors by integrating public art into County planning, services, design and infrastructure.

2012 TACA Biennial: The Best of Tennessee Craft


Fee: $35.00 (2012 TACA Biennial: The Best of Tennessee Craft)
Event Dates: 8/24/12 – 10/21/12
Entry Deadline: 5/17/12

The 2012 Best of Tennessee Craft Biennial Exhibit showcases the fine craft of Tennessee, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout the state. This juried exhibit will be held at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tenn., with cash awards presented including a $500 Best of Show.

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District: 24th Street Mission BART Station


Entry Deadline: 5/18/12

PURPOSE OF RFQ In keeping with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines to incorporate art into mass transit projects, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is soliciting qualifications from professional artists in consideration of the commissioning of artwork for the 24th Street BART station plaza. GEOGRAPHIC ELIGIBILITY: This RFQ is open only to professional visual artists residing in the state of California who meet the minimum eligibility qualifications.

Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2012 Individual Photographers Fellowship


Entry Deadline: 5/18/12

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants for individual artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a review panel on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. Applicants must be non-students, 21 years of age or older, U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field. Applications accepted beginning: Monday, March 12th. Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2012. For more information visit:

City of Seattle: Lower Mapes Creek Art Project


Entry Deadline: 5/18/12

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle Parks and Recreation, seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork for the Lower Mapes Creek Restoration project in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. The project area includes 52nd Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street into Beer Sheva Park. The project is currently in design through early 2013 and construction is expected to begin in mid 2013. Project completion is expected in 2015. The artist or artist team will work with SPU and its consultants to develop the artwork within the schedule of the creek restoration. The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The total project budget is $200,000, all-inclusive of travel expenses, taxes and other project costs. The application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, May 18 (Pacific Daylight Time).

Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects


Entry Deadline: 5/20/12

Artist Trust is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to support individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Founded in 1986 by a group of local artists, arts administrators, and arts patrons who were seeking a creative solution to the lack of support for individual artists, Artist Trust awarded the first Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) in 1988. The Grants for Artist Projects Program was and is one of the few project grants available to individual artists in Washington State.

Fort Worth Public Art: Pre-Qualified Public Artist List 2012


Entry Deadline: 5/23/12

The Fort Worth Art Commission invites artists to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in the Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) Pre-Qualified Public Artist List – the primary resource for artist selection for most City of Fort Worth public art projects.

Art in Public Places, Bend OR: Mt Washington and Simpson Roundabout


Entry Deadline: 5/29/12

Art in Public Places, Inc. (AiPP) on behalf of the public art initiative for the City of Bend, Oregon seeks to commission a permanent large scale work of art for the roundabout (traffic circle) at Mt. Washington Drive & Simpson in Bend, Oregon. This is an open competition for professional artists residing in the Northwest United States, specifically the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Northern California.

Savage Arts Council: Juried Art Competition and Show


Fee: $40.00 (Savage Arts Council: Juried Art Competition and Show)
Event Dates: 6/14/12 – 7/21/12
Entry Deadline: 5/30/12

The Savage Arts Council presents the Sixth Annual Savage Juried Art Competition and Show, and invites all professional and amateur artists in Minnesota to apply to compete and exhibit their works. The Savage Juried Art Competition and Show is a celebration of visual arts created in Minnesota. The Show is open to the public June 14 – July 19, 2012. Artists across the state come together to showcase the wide variety and depth of art created throughout Minnesota. $1,225 in prizes will be awarded. Please join us in celebrating the original art of Minnesota.

Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series


Fee: $25.00 (Indianapolis Art Center: Artist Residency and Engagement Series)
Entry Deadline: 5/31/12

During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium, production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.

City of Denver: Parkfield Lake Park


Entry Deadline: 5/31/12

Arts & Venues Denver is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission for the third phase of improvements at Parkfield Lake Park. This commission is open to Colorado artists/artist teams working in all media. Estimated budget for artwork is $70,000. The park is adjacent to the heavily used Montbello Recreation Center, which provides lighted, multipurpose soccer and football fields, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, playground, an urban skate plaza, splash pool and other facility improvements. The park was designed to comply with the City’s Executive Order 123, which mandates sustainable or “green” building practices in all publicly funded projects.

Art Melt 2012

Fee: $35.00 (Art Melt 2012)

Event Dates: 7/13/12 – 8/3/12
Entry Deadline: 6/1/12

This call is for LOUISIANA RESIDENTS ONLY! The Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 9th year, the Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, performing arts, and culinary creation. This show is open to Louisiana resident artists only. The Art Melt 2012 will take place in downtown Baton Rouge, LA at the Shaw Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 14th from 5-10pm. All artwork accepted to the competition will hang in the Shaw Center Gallery and remain up and open to the public for 3 weeks following the event.

Industry & Art: Workers, Nature, and Environment


Entry Deadline: 6/1/12

Industry & Art: Celebrating the Worker September 19-23, 2012 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Sale The Regional Arts & Culture Council, on behalf of Industry & Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invites artists currently living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up to three (3) digital images of existing original artwork for the 2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N Channel Avenue, in Portland, Oregon. The goal for this exhibition is to celebrate the beauty, skill, diversity and professionalism of industrial workers through artists’ perspectives, and promote an awareness of our region’s thriving working waterfronts. The event is also a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration. Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website ( The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mo! untain Daylight Time.

Treasures of the Mission Trails Regional Park


Fee: $35.00 (Treasures of the Mission Trails Regional Park)
Entry Deadline: 6/1/12

California Art Club San Diego Chapter members are invited to submit paintings celebrating the diverse "treasures" found in the beautiful Mission Trails Regional Park.

Nemeth Art Center: Midwest Multiples


Fee: $20.00 (Nemeth Art Center: Midwest Multiples)
Entry Deadline: 6/1/12

This show is open to all artists residing in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota or North Dakota who work in the editioned print or artist book format.

Camera Club of New York 2012 Juried Photography Competition


Entry Deadline: 6/4/12

The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) is pleased to announce an open call for entries for its Annual National Photography Competition. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work. This year’s jurors will be photo editor and curator Elisabeth Biondi and photographer Martine Fougeron. Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2012 and on our website. The first place selection will receive $500. Deadline is 11:59pm, June 4, 2012.

Dairy Center for the Arts 2013


Fee: $35.00 (Dairy Center for the Arts 2013)
Entry Deadline: 6/8/12

The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder CO has opened the application process for individual and group gallery exhibits for 2013. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums (with the exception of jewelry) to apply. The application deadline is midnight, Friday, June 8, 2012.

Art Windows at the El Paso International Airport


Entry Deadline: 6/15/12

The City of El Paso International Airport (EPIA) seeks to establish a pool of artists or artist teams from the Greater El Paso area for consideration in upcoming exhibits for Art Windows. The Art Windows program will introduce artists to our community and provide them with valuable exposure and gallery space for temporary exhibitions.

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012


Fee: $35.00 (2011 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Landscape Painting Exhibition)
Event Dates: 8/31/12 – 9/30/12
Entry Deadline: 6/15/12

Located in the heart of Oregon & Washington’s National Scenic Area, Columbia Center for the Arts hosts the Pacific Northwest’s premier Plein Air event. Each year, artists gather in the Columbia River Gorge to take in the stunning beauty of its black basalt cliffs, ribbon-like waterfalls, mighty rivers, snow-capped mountains, and lush fir forests. Columbia Center for the Arts hosts a regional Paint Out and month-long Gallery Exhibition in downtown Hood River, Oregon. Show Reception and Awards commence Friday, September 7, 2012 from 5-8pm. This event is open to the public. The gallery and exhibition are open daily from 11am – 6pm from September 7nd through September 30th, 2012.

IEA EncaustiCon 2012 International Juried Exhibition


Fee: $35.00 (IEA International Juried Exhibition 2012)
Entry Deadline: 6/22/12

An international juried exhibition of encaustic artwork open to all artists worldwide. The exhibition is sponsored by International Encaustic Artists (IEA), a non-profit, artist-run organization, with the purpose of promoting fine art encaustic work and visual artists working in the encaustic medium. Selected artworks will be exhibited in Gallery Nord, in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with IEA EncaustiCon 2012, an annual conference for artists working in the medium. Cash and other prizes will be awarded, with top three(3) prize winners featured in a National fine arts publication.

Art Ability 2012-2013 at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital


Event Dates: 11/3/12 – 1/20/13
Entry Deadline: 6/25/12

Open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. Only work executed after the onset of disability or injury is eligible. All works must be for sale. Art previously exhibited in Art Ability is not eligible for submission. Reproduction prints will not be accepted.

Whelan Galleries & LCAD- Night of a Hundred Angels 2012


Fee: $25.00 (Whelan Galleries & Cottage Gallery – Night of a Hundred Angels 2012)
Event Dates: 7/14/12 – 8/6/12
Entry Deadline: 6/28/12

The 2nd Annual “Night of a Hundred Angels” event will be a celestial celebration of worldwide talent featuring an eclectic array of artworks in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts, and jewelry, as well as digital art. All ideologies dealing with the theme of angels will be represented. Whelan Galleries, in conjunction with LCAD are co-sponsors of the show slated for a gala opening in the world famous art community of Laguna Beach on the evening of Saturday, July 14th 2012.



Fee: $35.00 (Sylvia White Gallery: 5th Annual Summer Juried Show)
Event Dates: 8/1/12 – 9/1/12
Entry Deadline: 6/30/12

Sylvia White will jury this exhibition. The group show will be held at Sylvia White Gallery August 1- September 1, 2012. In addition to the group show, 3 winning artists will be invited to have a solo exhibition in July 2013. To view our past exhibitions or learn more about the gallery, visit Sylvia White is also founder and director of She has been advising artists on all matters related to business, marketing and exhibitions since 1979. Considered a pioneer in the field of professional practices for visual artists, White has presented workshops and lectured extensively on career management skills. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Fine Arts, her workshops and lectures have been sponsored by, among others; California College of the Arts and Crafts, Chicago Art Institute, Otis Art Institute, Claremont Graduate School, Artists’ Equity, San Francisco Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts, University o! f Southern California, California Arts Council, California College Arts Association, National Conference and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Car Culture: LAPS Member Show


Fee: $20.00 (Car Culture: LAPS Member Show)
Event Dates: 10/3/12 – 11/16/12
Entry Deadline: 6/30/12

READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A PRINT SHOW This exhibition is a collaborative effort with the Mid America College Art Association. From the assembly lines in Dearborn, MI, to the hot rods of Southern California, the automobile reflects many aspects of our culture and society. We are seeking artwork that reflects, represents, poses questions about the vehicle or the CULTURE SURROUNDING THE AUTOMOBILE. Artists’ statements are requested and will be displayed along with the selected artwork.

Anchorage Museum – All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIV


Fee: $25.00 (Anchorage Museum – All Alaska Juried Exhibition)
Entry Deadline: 7/1/12

This popular biennial juried art exhibition was established more than 30 years ago to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists in all media and will be on view at the Anchorage Museum October 5, 2012 until January 6, 2013. The exhibit will then tour for one year and visit Juneau and Fairbanks. Only artists residing in Alaska are eligible.

Sustaining / Creating


Entry Deadline: 7/8/12

A national juried exhibition of emerging artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities. Sustaining / Creating asks emerging artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints on sustainability and contemporary creativity. Beyond its scientific definition, sustainability references notions of responsibility and stewardship of our natural world in all facets of human interaction–from the environmental to the cultural. Sustainability indicates the capacity to endure.

2012 American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition


Fee: $48.00 (American Impressionist Society 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition)
Event Dates: 11/1/12 – 11/30/12
Entry Deadline: 7/13/12

Over $50,000 in cash and prizes with over 20 awards presented by judge, Kevin Macpherson, AISM. Hosted by Eckert & Ross Fine Art in Indianapolis, IN. Between 150 and 200 accepted juried works to be shown with work of AIS Master Artist,Carolyn Anderson, Clayton J. Beck, III, Scott Burdick, Nancy Bush, Scott Christensen, Kim English, Nancy Guzik, Albert Handell, Quang Ho, Peggy Kroll Roberts, Calvin Liang, Kevin Macpherson, C.W. Mundy, and Zhiwei Tu. This show is accompanied by a Master Symposium painting demonstrations, keynote speakers and panel discussions featuring AIS Master Artists, Kevin Macpherson, C.W. Mundy, Clayton Beck, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Carolyn Anderson, Calvin Liang and Zhiwei Tu. Visit www.AmericanImpressionistSociety.orgmore more information on Master Symposium.

American Craft Today


Fee: $35.00 (The Bascom: American Craft Today)
Event Dates: 9/22/12 – 12/29/12
Entry Deadline: 7/21/12

This prestigious juried exhibition is a mix of uniquely creative, one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary crafts. Approximately 50 of America's most skilled and visionary craftspeople will be selected to exhibit basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather work, metal, paper and wood crafted objects in The Bascom's Bunzl Gallery. Our juror for this year's exhibition is Mark Leach, Executive Director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.

Santo Foundation: Individual Artists Grants 2012


Fee: $40.00 (Santo Foundation: Individual Artists Grants 2011)
Entry Deadline: 7/31/12

The Santo Foundation 2012 Call for entry deadlines are April 15-July 31 2012. 6 entries per applicant. We are accepting all mediums including audio/video. Artist must submit 6 jpegs or 6 short video/audio clips. Video can include stills. Artists can submit any combination of mediums but no more than a total of 6 images or clips. Artists may submit more than once-a new jury fee will apply to each submission. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as mid-career to mature artists. This is an international call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of nationality.

Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest


Fee: $35.00 (Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest)
Event Dates: 9/5/12 – 9/9/12
Entry Deadline: 8/1/12

Meeker Sheep Dog Classic International Art Contest 2013 seeks to exhibit and auction the best sheep dog art and invites submissions that are original artwork of a reproducible medium that reflect Sheep Dog trials. This is the 25th year of the International art contest. and the 2012 First Place artwork will be the only artwork used for the 2013 Meeker Classic poster, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and other official souvenir items. Sculptures, photographs, and digital art are not eligible. Check out last year's entries and winners at

Fiberart International 2013


Fee: $35.00 (Fiberart International 2013)
Event Dates: 4/19/13 – 8/18/13
Entry Deadline: 8/31/12

Fiberart International 2013 is a juried exhibition that invites submissions of contemporary fiberart from around the world.

WAOW, Inc.: 2013 Application for membership in Women Artists of the West


Fee: $35.00 (WAOW, Inc.: 2013 Application for membership in Women Artists of the West )
Entry Deadline: 10/1/12

Application for membership in Women Artists of the West (WAOW, Inc.), an organization of women artists with members across the United States and Canada. “Membership includes a page on WAOW’s web page with links to your private e-mail and web site. We have at least one National juried show per year for our members. We also have several online shows with different themes throughout the year. We have an extensive communications program for our members.”

Land Through the Lens: Photography of Boulder County Open Space


Fee: $25.00 (Land Through the Lens: Photography of Boulder County Open Space)
Entry Deadline: 11/9/12

A juried show will be held at The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder Colorado, in March 2013, to promote the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of Boulder County Parks and Open Space through the photographic celebration of the natural world.

BackStory Call for Pitches – Natural Disasters

Hey folks. BackStory with the American History Guys is accepting pitches for an upcoming show. This from Jess: "We'd need pieces from outside contributors in hand by the end of May, and pitches that come in this week will have a significantly better shot at making it than pitches that come in later." Details HERE and below. Good luck!

Ahead of hurricane season, BackStory's looking at a show on natural disasters: floods, tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, you name it. Some questions we're mulling over: why are some disasters remembered and others forgotten? How natural are natural disasters? And while we all love wild stories, we're looking for pitches that get beyond "this crazy thing happened" and show us something surprising about American society or culture. We're a history-focused show, so your story will need a clearly defined historical angle.

As always, we’re looking for features that have a couple key components: first, a story. Your characters might be alive, or they might be long dead. Either way, you should still have some character(s) with something at stake. Second, when pitching your story, think about ways to bring these characters to life. We’re open to re-enactments, experts telling the story second hand, oral histories, personal essays, and so on. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Questions we’re always going to ask are: What does this reveal about America at the time? Why should we care about that now?

For more information on what we're looking for and other upcoming show topics, check out our pitch page: 

And here's the pay scale:
Payment: $200 – $500+ depending on difficulty and skill of the producer. All the rates below are flexible, but are meant to give you a sense of what we offer. 

Level 1 Piece: $200-$350

– May include a snapshot essay of a particular moment in history, typically with simple production requirements.

– May be a shorter, 2-3 minute sound rich “audio postcard” style piece.

Level 2 Piece: $350 -$450

– Medium length story with at least one interview and some reporting.

– May include some field tape. Probably requires little travel

Level 3 Piece: $450 – Negotiable

– Longer feature with multiple interviews.

– Significant research and creative use of sound and/or content.

Please send pitches to Jess Engebretson at

Women In Film Foundation

Money for films by, for, or about women. Final deadline is May 18. Details HERE and below. Good luck!



The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.

The 2012 Grant Cycle opens on January 30, 2012.
CLICK HERE for an application.

See the application for fees and the 2012 timeline.

CLICK HERE for more information about the FFF program.


Upcoming events at Columbia jschool for you NYC folks. Also livestreaming if you're elsewhere.



Folks: Three events at Columbia Journalism School I wanted you to know about.

* TONIGHT: In-person & Livestream – Hearst New Media Lecture by Rebecca
  MacKinnon (@RMack). A reminder about tonight's lecture by digital
  pioneer MacKinnon, who is going to make the case that in pursuit of
  commercial self-interest, many news organizations are supporting
  business practices, technologies, and legislation that will diminish the
  Internet's openness and freedom.  While this might be good for business
  in the short term, in the long run everybody will lose – especially
  journalists. Details below and at

* MONDAY, APRIL 23, 5:30-7 pm: Michael Moran, a former Hearst Lecturer, is
  back with us for a special book event in conversation with Prof. Tom
  Edsall, NYT politics columnist and long-time WashPost correspondent.
  They will discuss Moran's highly anticipated new book, "The Reckoning:
  Debt, Democracy, and the Future of American Power." Moran, a geostrategy
  analyst at Roubini Global Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations,
  and other leading institutions, explores how a variety of forces are
  converging to challenge U.S. leadership–including unprecedented
  information technologies, the growing prosperity of countries like
  China, India, Brazil, and Turkey, and the diminished importance of Wall
  Street in the face of global markets. To RSVP please email: – [SUBJECT: MICHAEL MORAN]

* WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: NYC + ONLINE – Social Media One-Night Stand, an
  advanced social media workshop for Columbia J-school Continuing
  Education program, with special guest speakers and more. Details at

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SAMPLE TWEET: Thurs, 7p ET in-person & webcast – Rebecca MacKinnon (@RMack) Hearst Lecture @ColumbiaJourn – #cjhearst #cjsm

Dear Colleagues: This is one of our signature digital-media events each spring. Open to the public. Food and drink served.

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This year's installment of our popular annual new media lecture series – please pass on to your friends in NYC – also available via live video and more at

Nicholas Lemann, Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, cordially invites you

to the annual Hearst Foundation New Media Lecture

Thursday, April 19, 2012 (6:30-9 pm; live video from 7 pm ET)
Columbia Journalism School
116th St & Broadway (#1 train to 116th St)

"Collateral Damage: News Organizationsw, Free Speech, and the Internet" by Rebecca MacKinnon (@RMack), author of the brand-new "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom" and Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation

Join us for the annual lecture by our Hearst New Media Professional in Residence, a major thinker – and do-er – on digital issues. This year, Internet journalism pioneer Rebecca MacKinnon will make the case that in pursuit of commercial self-interest, many news organizations are supporting business practices, technologies, and legislation that will diminish the Internet's openness and freedom. While this might be good for business in the short term, in the long run everybody will lose – especially journalists.

The Hearst New Media Professional-in-Residence is appointed each academic year to participate in the educational activities of the school. The appointment has been made possible by a generous gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Recent professionals-in-residence have included: Krishna Bharat, founder of Google News; Steven Berlin Johnson, noted digital media expert and bestselling author; Kenneth Lerer, Huffington Post’s chairman and co-founder; Brian Storm, former lead multimedia producer,; Adrian Holovaty, former editorial innovations editor,, among others.

6:30-7:00 pm – reception – drinks and light food

7-8:30 pm ET – lecture + Q&A (live webcast)

No charge; no RSVP required; all are welcome.

NOTE: Free open, wi-fi available in the lecture hall for journalists, bloggers and others.

We'll be webstreaming this live at – and using the #cjhearst hashtag.

SAMPLE TWEET: Thurs, 7p ET in-person & webcast – Rebecca MacKinnon (@RMack) Hearst Lecture @ColumbiaJourn – #cjhearst #cjsm

Read/hear some of the previous Hearst New Media Lectures and learn more about the Hearst programs at Columbia:



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We have a separate webcasting program that includes recordings of SOME of the in-person events. Keep your eye on (more than 100 conversation are archived there).


Upcoming at UnionDocs, Brooklyn, April and May

The latest happenings at UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Check it out!


Future Events at UnionDocs:

Branded Documentary – Work and Play

Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

We look where documentary, marketing, music, and interactive design can meet to produce the “bread and butter” to fuel your creative practice. There is a long history of documentarians creating for clients – we will examine this relationship and try to find that happy place between work and artistic practice. This panel will bring together Ari Kuschnir and Scott Thrift (m ss ng p eces), David Usui and Ben Wu (Lost & Found Films). Moderated by Tom Roston (PBS POV).

Scene: Brooklyn – A Master Class with Filmmaker Jem Cohen

Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. $20.

Filmmaker Jem Cohen will screen and discuss rarely seen films including Real Birds, the Patti Smith portrait, Long for the City, some of the Gravity Hill Newsreels (about Occupy Wall Street) and excerpts from recent projects including the multi-screen live show,We Have an Anchor, and his upcoming feature.

Kinetic Cinema: Screening and Discussion with Amy Ruhl

Monday, May 7th at 7:30. $9 suggested donation.

Filmmaker Amy Ruhl curates a provocative program of Kinetic Cinema that examines how the female body, under the unique technology of cinema, has been the primary source of spectacle since the beginnings of film. Amy Ruhl, Kerrie Welsh and Amy Greenfield in attendance for screening and discussion. Presented with Pentacle’s Movement Media

Coming up next weekend:

Roll Out, Cowboy: Screening and Live Performance

Saturday, April 28th at 7:30pm

Chris “Sandman” Sand is a rappin’ cowboy from Dunn Center, North Dakota (population: 120 and shrinking). Roll Out, Cowboy follows Sandman as he travels the open road from North Dakota, to Washington and back again. Join us for a DVD launch party – and meet the Rappin' Cowboy Chris "Sandman" Sand in person.

Coming up this weekend:

A Master Class with Michael Glawogger

Friday, April 20th at 19:00pm, $15.

Director, Writer and Cinematographer Michael Glawogger will present and discuss his awards-winning works with film historian Scott Macdonald. Glawogger will talk about his documentry trilogy on the world of work which includes Workingman Death (2004),  Megacities (2009) and  Whores’ Glory (2011), which was honored with a special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

Reportage in Balloons: The Emerging Field of Comic Journalism

Saturday, April 21th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

Acclaimed comic journalists Josh Neufeld, Seth Tobocman, Matt Bors and NPR host/media analyst Brooke Gladstone will present selections of their work and participate in a group discussion lead by comic critic, curator and teacher Bill Kartalopoulos. They will discuss the genesis of this emerging form, their unique approaches to journalism, and finally how this world is being defined and what the future holds.

Finding the Hidden Story: An Audio Evening with Big Shed

Sunday, April 22th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

Big Shed’s audio and multimedia documentaries made them think about the ways we gather and share stories. They will present two of their ongoing projects – Verite x 2 and the Place + Memory Project – as a way to examine ideas like treating your microphone as a camera, the value of real social networks beyond the virtual kind, and what happens when your audience becomes your collaborator. The evening will be part discussion, part dinner theatre and part dance party.

If you could help us spread the word about these events in any of your publications, we would really appreciate it. For more information about these events, please check out the links bellow. If you do end up publishing something about the events, please let us know!


Neta Alexander
Associate Programmer
322 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sounds Elemental Brooklyn workshop, application deadline May 18

Hey folks. The latest Sounds Elemental workshop is coming up in June – details below.



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It's Magnetic. AIR + UnionDocs = … 



Can you feel the pull? Time is short for picking up one of the remaining slots for AIR’s week-long Sounds Elemental: Magnetism intensive at UnionDocs, a Center for Documentary Art in Brooklyn, NY. 

The first of our two 2012 sessions runs June 25-29, 2012.   
Many of you have already experienced these inspiring sessions with NYC-based sound masters Michael Schumacher and Brenda Hutchinson, with a special session led by New York Times deputy news editor Amy O’Leary. AIR brings these popular intensives to their new home at UnionDocs, a rising force in the creative media-documentary realm, with their Artistic Director Christopher Allen joining the team.

If you’re not familiar with AIR’s Sounds Elemental series, find out more. 


DEADLINE to apply is Friday, May 18, 2012. 

+++Full attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Class runs from 10AM – 6PM, Monday through Friday. If you are unable to attend each day of the intensive, please do not apply.+++
If you're a snowbird, it’s not too early to sign on for our winter intensive, Gravity, that's running December 17-21, 2012. Again, just 10 slots and we’re already starting to fill up.

Fee:  $700. A non-refundable $350 deposit is required upon acceptance. AIR members who live outside of New York are eligible for a small travel stipend. Join AIR to be eligible for the stipend.
Learn more. Questions? Contact AIR Membership Director Erin Mishkin ( We encourage questions in advance to ensure this course is the right match for you.

About UnionDocs:
UnionDocs (UnDo) is a Center for Documentary Art that generates and shares big ideas. We bring together a diverse community of experimental media-makers, dedicated journalists, critical thinkers, and local partners on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on the world today, and compelling visions for the future.
About AIR:
AIR is a vibrant, tightly networked association of more than 800 journalists, documentarians, technicians, media entrepreneurs, and sound artists spanning 46 states and 14 countries worldwide. Founded in 1988, AIR has emerged as force for identifying, cultivating, and deploying talent to accelerate public media innovation and expand service to more citizens across the U.S. AIR's mentorship and training programs, unique in the industry, were launched in 1995 with a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and continuing support from the National Endowment for the Arts, NYSCA, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Since the inception of the program, AIR has served hundreds of independent and station-based producers across public media as they work to adapt and grow in a dynamic, 21st century media culture.


Learn more about Sounds Elemental:


Join AIR:

Funding for AIR comes from our members and the generous support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Wyncote Foundation,, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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AIR Launches Initiative to Turbo-charge Public Media

Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism on Children & Families, deadline April 20

Just a few days left to apply for this nice award. Spread the word!


Please share this news with anyone you think should apply:

Stories can change lives. Did you write, report, produce, shoot, or create a powerful piece of journalism/media in 2011 about the lives of children and families in the U.S.? If so, you should submit this work to the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, a project of the Journalism Center on Children & Families, funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Winners in a dozen categories are awarded $1000 at a ceremony in D.C. in October and will also be considered for $5000 prizes from America's Promise Alliance. Check out the application and guidelines at www. New this year: Youth Media category. Deadline: April 20, 2012.


Julie Drizin
Journalism Center on Children & Families
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland

@JCCFNews @JDriz  

Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honor exemplary reporting on disadvantaged children, youth and families in the United States. 
Application deadline: April 20, 2012.

Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals

Interesting grant opportunity from the Gates Foundation. Here's the nut graf:

The goal of this challenge is to solicit new approaches to communications that motivate the public in the wealthy countries of the world to change their minds about aid, and take actions to demonstrate their support.

More details HERE and below!

Aid is Working. Tell the World

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9
February 2012

In Partnership with the 

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 

The Challenge

Many people in the developed world are aid weary. They know billions of dollars go into aid, and yet the problems never seem to go away. This leads them to question if the money ever gets to where it is needed, and even then, if it is used wisely. The media seems full of stories of corruption, waste and broken systems.

But that’s not the whole story. Effective aid programs help developing countries become self-sufficient. They do not replace those countries’ efforts, but rather support the important work that’s already under way.

While not all aid projects deliver the kind of returns we hope for, very many do—and it’s critical to keep the support for those projects flowing.


 “Aid, which is less than 1 percent of the budget in most countries, has a significant impact on people’s lives…. Whether it’s fighting plant disease, treating people with AIDS, or getting a measles vaccine to a child in a remote area—modest investments in the poorest make a huge difference…

The relatively small amount of money invested in development has changed the future prospects of billions of people—and it can do the same for billions more.” — Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter

What We are Looking For:

If we, as a global community, are to succeed in ending extreme hunger and poverty and improving the health of the poorest, we must find ground-breaking ways to gather and share stories of aid working well. We must bring the data behind those stories to life. And we must do it on a global scale, making it relevant to audiences who are wrestling with tough economic decisions at home. 

The goal of this challenge is to solicit new approaches to communications that motivate the public in the wealthy countries of the world to change their minds about aid, and take actions to demonstrate their support.

We and others in the development community have traditionally focused on the “why” of aid. But most people already believe it is the right thing to do.  We must do a better job of explaining the “how” and the “what” (How exactly does aid work? Where does the money go? How is it used? What impact does it have on communities?).

We want to find revolutionary ways to make these issues matter deeply to the global community. We’re inspired by projects that allow anyone– no matter where they live or what their background– to take part. We encourage projects that embrace the complexity of these issues. We admire work that surprises us with its emotional power, and that comes at the problem from entirely new angles.

Most importantly, we’re looking for game-changing ideas we might never imagine on our own, and that could revolutionize the field. A few of the many specific examples to be considered include (but are by no means limited to…)

  • New ways to collect and share first-person stories from those impacted by aid in the developing world;
  • Data collection and visualization that demonstrates the “how” and “what” of aid, e.g. where funding goes and how it impacts people and communities; money spent on development relative to other areas; measurable progress against the Millennium Development Goals. (The foundation is particularly interested in MDGs 1,4,5,and 6.);
  • Creative distribution mechanisms to deliver stories, data, and information to key audiences;
  • Concepts that spark active engagement and collaborative problem-solving, e.g. games, crowdsourcing, and other projects that move the field from one-way communications towards authentic engagement;
  • Revolutionary ways to humanize the challenge and the solutions and to connect communities receiving aid to those who provide it.

We will not consider funding for:

  • Projects not aligned with the foundation’s goals in health and development;
  • Single pieces of content that are not supported by a robust engagement strategy;
  • Projects focused on  crisis response, individual donations,  or emergency relief, which are not as impacted by the current aid narrative;
  • Basic research without a clear objective to solve a communications problem;
  • Solely behavioral change/educational initiatives (e.g., training programs, scholarships, education programs);
  • Solely infrastructure or capacity-building initiatives;
  • Projects earmarking foundation funds for lobbying activity (e.g., attempts to influence legislation or legislative action) or efforts to influence political campaigns for public office.

How We'll Evaluate Proposals:

Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Response to the topic: Does the proposal address the problems described in the topic? Please note the types of projects that will not be funded, above;
  • Innovative approach: Does the idea offer an unconventional or creative approach to the problem outlined in the topic? Does it demonstrate application of a new or pioneering approach? Does the proposal describe how the project varies from current approaches, offers new premises or hypotheses to test, and does it provide a rational basis for expecting success?

About Our Partnership:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to issue this call for proposals in Round 9 of its Grand Challenges Explorations program. Cannes will help the foundation promote the call to the creative community.

In addition, Cannes Lions has created a group, the Cannes Chimera, made up of one creative representing the agency who produced each of the 2011 Cannes Grand Prix winning pieces of work, who will advise the program, review the submissions, and mentor the winners as they develop their projects.

About Grand Challenges Explorations:

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) supports hundreds of early-stage projects – including many ideas that have never before been tested – and experts from a wide range of disciplines and regions. The Explorations initiative funds innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, and other tools and technologies targeting our greatest challenges in health and development

GCE is an extension of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s commitment to the Grand Challenges in Global Health, which was launched in 2003 to accelerate the discovery of new technologies to improve global health. To date, the Foundation has committed over $500 million to support hundreds of projects on topics such as making childhood vaccines easier to use in poor countries, and creating new ways to control insects that spread disease.

Key features of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative are:

  • A short application. Two-page applications are accepted online at;
  • Rapid turnaround time. We will select grants in approximately 5 months from the proposal submission deadline;
  • We review for novel ideas that show great promise. Our review process is based on reviewers with a track record in identifying innovative ideas selecting the proposals they find most pioneering – no consensus or peer review is needed;
  • Phase I grants of $100,000 USD are awarded initially; projects have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II grant of up to $1,000,000 USD.

Biomimcry talk by Tim McGee, 4/11, 7pm, EMPAC

They really do the coolest stuff at EMPAC. If you're up in the capital region, check them out.


THIS WEEK: Biomimcry, a public exchange, and Infinite Jest
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Tim McGee: Biomimicry : WED, APR 11, 7PM

Tim McGee: Biomimicry WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 7 PM


Biologist Tim McGee shares how biological wisdom is changing the way we work, think, and create, and how our modern technologies increasingly have more in common with 3.8 billion years of evolution. Presented as part of the Susan Sgorbati creative research residency.

EMPAC: A Public Exchange : THU, APR 12, 5:30 PM

EMPAC: A Public Exchange



An evening of information and discussion on the many ideas of what EMPAC should be—and the mission and program it pursues.

Campus Events


Transactions :: The Business of Architecture in an Era of Instability


NATURESONGS: Rensselaer Contemporary Music Ensemble


Dean Mary Simoni in Concert


SUE-C + AGF: Infinite Jest : THU, APR 12, 7:30 PM

SUE-C + AGF: Infinite Jest



A live handmade film and electronic music event inspired by late author David Foster Wallace’s remarkable novel of the same name.

On View


Ryan + Trevor Oakes: The Periphery of Perception

FEBRUARY 21 – MAY 31, 2012

Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator

MARCH 5 – JULY 28, 2012

Jennifer + Kevin McCoy: Index

APRIL 6 – OCTOBER 13, 2012

Exhibitions are free + open to the public Monday-Saturday, 12-6 PM

Recent News

John Zorn concert review by Joseph Dalton.

EMPAC Director Johannes Goebel interviewed ahead of Thursday's public exchange on EMPAC.

Photo Credits: Flickr photographer lostandcold, courtesy of The Biomimicry Institute; ©Peter Aaron/ESTO; ©SUE-C

EMPAC 2011-2012 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

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Springtime Audio Retreat, upstate NY, deadline May 1

Hi folks. You have a few more weeks to sign up for Jim and Eileen's weekend audio retreat. It promises to be a fun and educational experience. Plus, I'd love to see some of my FC friends at the Saturday BBQ. Contact Eileen McAdam [] if you have questions about the workshop. And you can write me directly if you want to chat about other things to do in the lovely Hudson Valley!

Sounds, Stories & Springtime
An Audio Retreat

Spend a weekend in the Catskills honing your skills as a sound recordist and storyteller while reinvigorating your creative spirit. Veteran Producers Jim Metzner and Eileen McAdam lead this immersive experience in field recording, listening, and the art of bringing stories to life with sound.

Limited to eight intermediate producers, the workshop offers personal attention and also leaves time for reflection, community, and learning from each other.

Friday night includes a special appearance by musician Steve Gorn, and an evening listening excursion to explore the acoustics of a nearby cave. Saturday night is for storytelling and barbeque!
• Learn to weave a narrative with natural sounds
• Expand your audio palette
• Experiment with binaural, stereo and parabolic microphones
• Crafting a narrative that weaves and contextualizes your sounds.

About your hosts:
Jim Metzner has pioneered the use of sound in radio features and multi-media projects. Best known for his award-winning series Pulse of the Planet. His work has been featured in National Geographic Online, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Weekend Edition, the New York Times, and elsewhere.

Eileen McAdam is the co-founder of the World Sound Foundation and the producer of The Hudson Valley Sound and Story Project, Tales of Two Cities Audio Tour and StoryScape Hudson Valley. She has been a recipient of five major grants

Dates: May 18 – 20.

Cost: $450/person. All meals and Saturday night Barbecue included.

Accommodations: There are local B&B’s throughout the Hudson Valley area. Camping is available at our site.

To register, or for more information, email Eileen McAdam [] or call 845-338-0464

Attendance limited to 8 intermediate to experienced audio/media producers.