Regional Arts Information

Check back here often for updates about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for artists in our region!

Upcoming Catskill Events

The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) presents “Personal Portraits,” a members exhibition focusing on portraiture in all media, and “Karl Volk: 50 Years and Counting,” a solo show presenting diverse images from over 20 years of time. Both exhibits are opening on Saturday January 5 with a reception from 5-8 pm. On Saturday, January 12, ASK presents “Sketch Laughs! Storytelling and Comedy” at 8 pm. ASK is located at 97 Broadway, Kingston and more information for exhibitions and events is available at askforarts.org.

“From the Bench: Concerts and Commentary” are set for Sundays at 3 pm for 2019. Justin Kolb will perform on a resonant, gorgeous toned, nine foot ebony, concert grand piano in a large, yet intimate, performance space with panoramic mountain views. Performances will be: January 13: Liszt and the Barefoot Carmelite; February 17: Chopin: Confounding, Beloved, Legendary; and March 17: Music of the African Diaspora. Performances are held at 1136 Hog Mountain Road, Fleischmanns. Seating is limited so reservations are required. For reservations call 845-551-8601 or email mellonkolb@gmail.com.

On Sunday, February 3rd, the Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) celebrates the 15th annual Chili Bowl Cook-off & Fundraiser, a culinary challenge for amateur and professional chefs, as well as a creative showcase for area potters, artists, and bowl-decorating enthusiasts. The purchase of a “chili bowl” is your ticket to sample the wares of the chili cook-off contestants. Proceeds from your purchase will help CANO fulfill its mission of Linking Artists, Promoting the Arts, Educating the Community. This annual fundraiser takes place each year on Super Bowl Sunday from 12 to 4 pm at the Wilber Mansion, 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY. More information is available at: canoneonta.org.

 

Artist Opportunities and Resources

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) announced an Open Call to Artists for the 2019 Exhibition Season. All media, themes, and styles will be considered for exhibition in one or more of the three galleries of CANO’s historic Wilber Mansion located at 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta. Artists may propose solo or collaborative projects for a monthly gallery exhibition. Deadline for proposals is January 13, 2-19. Full details on this opportunity are available at: canoneonta.org.

Applications for the 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship are now open. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are unrestricted cash awards of $7,000 made to individual or collaborating originating artists living and working in the state of New York, and/or Indian Nations located therein. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s voice. The 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories are: Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design; Choreography; Music/Sound; Photography; and Playwriting/Screenwriting. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 23. All applications need to be submitted online through this link: apply.nyfa.org/submit. For more information about NYFA awards and grants and other program opportunities visit the NYFA website: nyfa.org.

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills announces its 2019 Literary Workshops and Book Club for Kids & Teens – Registration is taking place now. The workshops will be in Bright Hill’s Education Wing at 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY, one block north of Del. Co. Rte 14. Winter Workshop I: Icebergs: How They’re Made, How They Calve, How They Flip will take place from February 18-22. Winter Workshop II: Cave Art: Who Made It and Why will take place from April 15-19. Registration forms and details are available at brighthillpress.org. To register for the workshops and for information regarding fees and scholarships, email bkrogers@delhitel.net; to register for the book club, email wordthur@stny.rr.com.

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating permanent site-responsive works of public sculpture for the Rockland County and Westchester County landings of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge shared bicycle and walking path. Sculptures may include remnant steel, sourced from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge, which will be provided by the Authority. Submissions must be made electronically, via the online application portal, accessible through the following link: artswestchester.submittable.com and all qualifications must be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019. Additional information is available at: artswestchester.org.

The 2019 Arts for All Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve. Artists receive a modest stipend for leading workshops, giving demonstrations, acting, singing, reading poetry or prose, and other shareable arts activities. Opportunities are also available to sell your artwork. If you would like to be added to the list of participating artists, send an email briefly summarizing what you would like to do to info@mknhp.org. For more information, visit mknhp.org.

 

Art Related Jobs

THE PHOENICIA PLAYHOUSE seeks a Theatre Manager to actively promote and market the facility; oversee the use of the theatre; and supervise/organize technical aspects for all productions/events to ensure the safety of equipment, personnel, and the general public. The Theater Manager will also instruct, train, and supervise theater volunteers and vendors relating to theatre equipment, facilities, and procedures. Full details and description available at phoeniciaplayhouse.com/jobs. Send resumes and  letters of interests to jobs@phoeniciaplayhouse.com. Reviews of applications will be ongoing.

CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades.  RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature.  Please contact Solveig Comer, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or community@roxburyartsgroup.org.

 

The Roxbury Arts Group is thrilled to spread the word about art-related happenings and opportunities in our region because we feel it contributes to a vibrant and thriving art community! Let us know about your event by sending an email to community@roxburyartsgroup.org.