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Upcoming Catskill Events
The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) presents House & Home Group Art Exhibit curated by Jason Kates van Staveren, with an opening reception featuring music by the Seisiun Trio, on Friday, December 7, from 5-8 pm, and continuing through December 23. The exhibition and music take place at the Wilber Mansion located at 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta, NY. More information is available at: canoneonta.org.
The Friends of Music of Stamford NY presents a free chamber music concert, by The Iceberg Quartet, featuring Delhi native Jacob Efthimiou (cello), Russell Iceberg (violin), Chris Stork (violin), and Chung Han Hsiao (viola), on Sunday, November 18, at 3 pm. This performance is generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church at 88 Main Street, Stamford, NY. Complimentary refreshments will be provided after the concert. For additional information and a complete listing of concerts planned for the 2018 season, visit: friendsmusic.org.
The Community Chorale of the Catskills presents a holiday concert featuring a program of seasonal music for chorus with instrumental ensemble directed by Richard Tucker. Performances will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm at the United Methodist Church in Margaretville and Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 pm at the Jay Gould Reformed Church in Roxbury.
The exhibition “Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance” opened May 1 at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and will run through November 4, 2018. Created in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and members of the Yale History of Art Department, the exhibition presents masterworks on paper by major British artists, including J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, in a new exploration of the prints and drawings that were early trans-Atlantic influences on Cole’s work. The exhibition includes major paintings by Thomas Cole that demonstrate his radical achievement of transforming the well-developed British traditions of landscape representation into a new bold formulation, the American Sublime. The hours for Thomas Cole’s home, studios and special exhibitions vary by season. For details see: thomascole.org/visit. The Olana landscape is free and open daily 8:00 am – sunset. For a current list of tours of the main house and artist-designed landscape visit: olana.org/hours-and-admission.
Artist Opportunities and Resources
The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) hosts a Figure Drawing Open Studio Monday evenings from 6:30-9 pm; ‘Music at the Mansion’ from 6:30-8 pm on the second Thursday of each month; and a Writers’ Salon from 7:30-9 pm on the third Thursday of each month. For details on all of CANO’s events visit: canoneonta.org.
Poetry Out Loud is a national contest that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) sponsored poetry competition that every state runs. It is administered in NYS by NYSCA-funded Teachers & Writers Collaborative in partnership with SUNY campuses and is a great opportunity for interested schools and students. POL offers curriculum and support for English teachers, drama teachers, school administrators, parent volunteers, home school groups, and community based organizations. To register your group, email POL@twc.org before December 1, 2018. For more information, visit twc.org/programs.
ArtsWestchester in partnership with Alexander Development Group invites artists and artist collectives residing, with studios, or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in New York State to submit proposals for artwork to be included in a new development project taking place in the city of Mt. Vernon’s Fleetwood neighborhood. This project is for a large scale, signature centerpiece sculpture for this new development site. ArtsWestchester will consider work in all media in relation to sculpture including wood, metal, bronze, mixed media, etc. Artwork may be kinetic and/or interactive. Proposals should take into account the artwork will be viewed by and accessible to audience of all ages and backgrounds. All proposals must be submitted digitally via artswestchester.submittable.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.