Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Job in the Arts

Howard County Arts Council is seeking a grants and program assistant. B.A., non-profit exp., strong computer & organization skills, able to handle multiple projects. Full-time, some evenings, salary mid-high 20s. No calls; send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three refs by Nov. 16 to:

8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Fax 410.313.2790
Email: coleen@hocoarts.org

Design the DC Arts Vanity Plate

Deadline: Friday, December 7, at 5:30 pm.

Design Fee: $5,000. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the District of Columbia, Department of Driver and Motor Vehicles is seeking an artist or artist team to design a specialty arts vanity license plate for the District of Columbia. The theme for the license plate is "Artistic License".

The design should inspire residents and visitors to support the arts and help bring attention to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. This call is open to artists who live in District of Columbia. For more information, please visit their website. If you have further questions please email Deirdre Ehlen at Deirdre.Ehlen@dc.gov or call (202) 724-5613.

Opportunity for Photographers

Deadline: 28 December 2007

The Fraser Gallery (which I used to co-own) is hosting the 7th Annual International Photography Competition.

Details and entry forms here or call the gallery at 301/718-9651.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: January 15, 2008.

The 4th Annual National Painting, Drawing and Printmaking Competition at the Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth Campus. Visiting Juror/Awards of $2000. For a prospectus, send SASE to the below address or download here:

Palm Beach Community College
Attn: Kristin Miller
Gallery Manager
Division of Humanities, MS15
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461

Grants for Artists

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation offers funding to emerging American artists and craftspeople through a biennial award. Selection process is made through nomination by Foundation trustees, previous recipients, artists, critics, and museum professionals in the U.S. Awards are granted in the following media: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and crafts.

For more information contact:

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
c/o Artists Space
38 Greene St., 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10013

Al Lerner

Abram "Al" Lerner, the first director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC has died at age 94.

Lerner was initially a painter who then became the art adviser to Latvian immigrant Joseph Hirshhorn. Hirshhorn opened the museum on the National Mall in 1974 and appointed Lerner as the museum's first director from 1974 - 1984.

Wishful Thinking...

"The fever for graffiti art continued last week at the opening of an exhibition of 130 original works by American street artist Shepard Fairey.

Within hours of the opening at the Stolen Space gallery in Brick Lane, east London, everything had been sold, with prices ranging from £1,500 to £30,000.

'Over the weekend, between 6,000 and 7,000 people came to see the show,' a spokesman for the gallery said."
I am not sure what to be more impressed about: the fact that Fairey's show sold out within hours, or that so many people came out to the exhibition. Details here.

Wanna go to a Baltimore opening on Thursday?

The The Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College in Baltimore opens ID with the work of sculptors Anthony Cervino, Jason Ferguson, Ronald Gonzalez, Rob Neilson and Melissa Ichiuji - all challenging the conventions of representational self-portraiture.

The opening is Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 6-8 PM.